Looking back at my episode with entrepreneur and podcaster Erik Allen, I figured that there’s a lot of value in everything we talked about. So much happened during this man’s life that you’d never expect him to be who he is now if you met him nearly three decades ago. It’s all just too inspiring to not write about, so here I am.
A few days ago, I was featured on Bob Gentle’s podcast “The Personal Brand Entrepreneur Show.” On this episode, we decided to talk about how truly important discpline is, and how having the right kind of discipline can really take your self-development level up several notches. Some of people are born with complete control over themselves, while most of us have yet to even get started. And that’s totally fine! So, how do we get started?
We’ve talked about all sorts of bad habits we should avoid to further improve our lives. But what about the good ones? Luckily, Stephen Covey wrote a really awesome book known as the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”
The book’s definitely a fantastic read, and I suggest that you check it out! But if your day’s a little too busy to read several chapters’ worth of pages, then this snippet should help you out. If you want to replace those bad habits with really important ones, look no further than these 7 that Stephen pointed out.
Bad habits are normal, and definitely do NOT define a person’s character. However, there are certain types of bad habits that could put us or others around us in danger. Some habits could also be the main cause of negative thoughts or emotions clouding our minds. So, what are these bad habits? And do you think you have one or more of them?
When we take action on our goals, it doesn’t always mean that we’ll embark on a new journey and discover new exciting paths to explore. Sometimes days- or even weeks- could drag on, and things can start to feel a little repetitive. I think it’s that sense of “boring repetition” that starts to eat away at our morale, making us feel less and less inspired to keep working towards our goals.
The term “Life Coach” might not come across as something new to you, and you’re probably fairly familiar with what a life coach does. HOWEVER, knowing what a life coach does is a completely different story from knowing HOW they can help YOU. Do life coaches sort your life out for you? No, but they do help out in your decision-making process.
It doesn’t matter which chapter of your life you’re in right now. Regardless of how far you’ve come, sometimes you face challenges that make you tell yourself all sorts of things that contribute to dragging your own morale down. Sometimes stress gets the best of us, and we end up snowballing down a steep motivation slope. When all of the causes of stress start to pile up one on top of the other, you start to get disoriented; lost in a storm of challenges you’re not sure if you can overcome.
Considered “The Guide to The End of Suffering,” The Noble Eightfold Path is a piece of scripture found in the Fourth Noble Truth. It was taught by The Buddha in pretty much all of his discourses, always with practical and clear instructions to all of his followers. To this day, these directions haven’t changed one bit. These eight paths are separated into three fundamental components of Buddhist practice: Wisdom, Moral Conduct, and Mental Discipline.
All of our actions revolve around emotions that drive us to move through life. It’s not uncommon for us to seek happiness and fulfillment. We all want to charge ourselves with positive energy!
Each and every one of us has different approaches in how we acquire those emotions. Some people find happiness through the act of giving and making others happy, while others feel fulfilled by leading a successful life that they have full control of.
Life can get overwhelming both at work and in the household, whether it be how you manage your kids or how you hurdle over obstacles in your business. A lot of us know very well what stress is, and we can all agree that it’s not something we want in our lives on a regular basis- if not at all. But what we might not understand is how stress works, and how we can handle it.