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The importance of having systems

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Most of us go through our day in a routine way, we wake up and do the same activities in the same way every day without thinking, this routines and activities are part of our subconscious that we can get them done even half asleep.

If we think about how our brain works, it´s job is to keep us safe we need to survive and it´s lazy if we take it out of the comfort zone this is why we create routines and habits so that our brain is able to store energy for important tasks.

If we want success we need to make sure that our routines and habits lead to success and creating systems that make it easier for our brain and for us to get things done on the best way possible is also a huge step for success.

A system is the way you do certain things, the way you do an activity, when you develop systems you make sure that you are doing each activity the best way possible, you are able to find mistakes and improve that system for better results but also when you apply it you stop thinking on what you need to do and how to do certain things, you already have a set of steps you have to follow and with time that system becomes part of your subconscious so you do it automatically which improves performance and productivity. You stop focusing on small details and you are able to think and focus on more important stuff.

Since you can have systems for everything you do in your day, the more systems you have the more energy your brain can store and the more energy you have available for important decisions or activities.

Having systems are also helpful to stay focused on your goal and get the best results and it also provides consistency. We know that for any goal or project we want to achieve we need to be consistent so when we have a system we can follow to get an activity done it´s easier for us to take action, to stick to the system and finish the activity.

Creating systems helps you get an activity done over and over and get the same exact results, this methodical approach can be stressful for people who are more creative or who hate doing the same thing exactly the same way over and over, if you are this type of people you need to realize that creating systems for some activities will actually realize stress and simplify your work. There are some activities you can systematize that will improve your day and life.

Some steps you can take to create systems are:

1.- Choose an activity you want to systematize. Make sure that the activity you choose is one you do every single day and that you can do exactly the same way.

2.- Write a list of all the steps you take today to get that activity done and prioritize them.

3.- Find out which steps do not help you in accomplishing the activity and are only a waste of time and cross them.

4.- Think about steps that you can take to help you get the activity done in a better way.

5.- Take the steps you don´t cross from point 3 and add to that list that once from point 4, put them in order.

6.- Start using your system and improve it as necessary.

There´s something I want to mention, it takes time and effort to create systems, you need to make sure that the steps you consider lead to the best results possible and you may need to improve that system several times but, once it´s ready that system will help you avoid mistakes and safe you time and effort.

Let me know by leaving a comment on Facebook and Twitter if you have systems and if they have helped you or if you are planning to create some.

It would mean so much to me if you share this post with your friends and family and if you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, together we can help millions live a better life.

Pam

Mindset

Focus on progress

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How many times have you started a project and you were obsessed with getting every detail perfect? I´ve done this too but, focusing on perfection only creates anxiety and slow our productivity and progress.

From what I´ve seen progress leads to happiness, perfection leads to anxiety. As tony Robbins says, “Progress equals happiness”. Just think about how you feel when you realize you are making progress in a project or whatever you are doing? You feel accomplished, your self-confidence increases, and you feel happy.

This may be true or false for you but in most cases, perfection get us stuck in some little detail and stop our results while progress let us keep going and improving along the way.

When we focus on progress our goal is to make the best, we can with what we got at that time, and this includes time, skills, knowledge, resources, equipment. And you are committed to improving every single day, being better every day, learning something knew or improving skills.

Our ultimate goal is to keep learning, keep growing and keep improving, the moment we stop making progress we start losing that feeling of achievement and if we let this feeling run our days and life for a long period of time it can lead to mental problems.

When you focus on perfection and if you get obsessed with it you can develop a negative mindset, wanting perfection on every single detail on everything you do is really hard to achieve, more often than you not you won´t be satisfied with the results, it will take you a long time, hard work and effort until you feel are satisfied and think the result is perfect. If you are not satisfied with the result you can get to a point where you don´t feel worthy or capable which leads to a negative and limiting mindset.

Progress on the other hand focuses on doing the best you can with what you know and what you have at that moment knowing that you can always improve, knowing that you can get better every single day by learning new skills or improving the ones you already know and also by getting more or better equipment or tools when you can. It´s about making sure you did your best and you give your all and feeling satisfied with your result. Realizing it was the best you could do but, tomorrow you can do better.

Some steps you can take today to start focusing on progress and stop chasing perfection are:

1.- Realize and accept that chasing perfection is almost impossible, you won´t feel satisfied and it will leave you feeling bad

2.- Think about doing the best you can with what you have

3.- Always keep in mind that you can improve every single day, learn new skills or improve the ones you already know

4.- Take does new or improved skills and apply them to help you get better results every day

5.- Focus on how you feel when you see you are making progress.

When you are aware of your feelings, your emotions is easier to make a change, most of us do not want to feel bad about ourselves, we want to feel uplifting emotions and happiness is one of them, the feeling of accomplishment is another one that makes us feel worthy and capable, when you focus on progress and see it make sure that you are aware of your feelings and enjoy them, this keeps you in the right track wanting more so you stay on that progress search.

Let me know by leaving a comment on Facebook and Twitter if you tend to focus on perfection over progress and what has been your result.

It would mean so much to me if you share this post with your friends and family and if you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, together we can help millions live a better life.

Pam

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Why you need to create urgency

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Does having a sense of urgency makes you feel anxious and increase stress or does it help you get things done?

For some of us the sense of urgency can lead to stress and we tend to avoid it as much as possible but if we create and maintain a sense of urgency it helps us get things done and in most cases the end result is great.

With so many distractions nowadays, we can all have great ideas but the one thing that separate successful people is their sense of action, getting things done quickly and with amazing results. In times where we can literally achieve any goal because we have access too so much information and technology what will set us apart is how able we are to take action on our ideas and goals. It´s all about high performance and high productivity.

Urgency helps us finish projects and achieve great results because it increases our ability to concentrate and what we´re doing, when we are able to concentrate on our project and we focus all our energy and attention on it we for a certain period of time we get to a state called “flow”, when we´re in this state is like being on a magical place where everything seems to work more easily, ideas come more easily to us, we feel more energetic and  positive and all this improves our productivity and performance which leads to great results in shorter periods of time.

The way to achieve this sense of urgency and be able to get into the “flow” state is by having an inner desire of getting a project or activity get done fast as best as possible. You may get obsessed with the result or the end goal that you want to get there as fast as possible so you take action and keep working for as long as you need until you get the job done. The more time you spend working on that activity or project the more you get into that “flow” state that makes it really hard to take your attention away from it and ideas keep flowing, productivity and performance keep increasing.

For some of us creating urgency and achieving this state is so hard because we need to go through a series of steps especially if we´re working on a goal or project in which we need to learn new skill s to get the job done. In these cases there are some steps we need to go through to learn those new skills that will make the journey boring, tedious and some times stressful, it´s in this steps that most people give up but it´s a crucial step that we need to go through if we want to get to that “flow” state. In the “flow” state we already have the knowledge and skills needed for the project or activity and it´s about applying those skills and knowledge in creative ways.

Creating a sense of urgency is wanting to finish an activity, a project or goal as fast as possible with the best results possible, for this we require some motivation this motivation may be wanting to see the end result, achieving a huge goal that really moves us and being able to see the activity, project or goal finished.

Developing the habit of taking action and consistency are key to get to the “flow” state and also develop insane concentration, if you get distracted easily you´ll never be able to get to this state and this is also why it is so hard for some of us to achieve it. Most of us are not able to maintain insane concentration for long periods of time and it gets worse if we need to learn new skills making it harder to maintain concentration because the process of learning is boring, tedious and stressful.

I need to mention that it´s easier to get into this “flow” state when you love the activity or project you´re working on, if you want to get to this state doing something you don´t like it can lead to stress.

The best step you can take to improve and develop insane concentration, consistency and being able to get to that “flow” state is to take action, turn off your cell phone or at least turn off all notifications and close all social media on your computer, laptop or the device you´re working on. Choose and activity or project you´ve been leaving for later and start working on it, do not let anything distract you from what you´re doing. If you need to learn new skills then focus on that one activity for 50 minutes straight, without distractions and then take 10 minutes rest.

Do this exercise consistently for one week and let us know by leaving a comment on our Facebook and Twitter account if you saw any improvements in your ability to work on one activity for longer without distraction and if your performance and productivity increased.

It would mean so much to me if you share this post with your friends and family and if you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, together we can help millions live a better life.

Pam

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Control your mind and you can control your life

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How many times have you given up on your goals or dreams because of your thoughts?

We have a huge potential and we can achieve amazing things in life but the number one reason why we give up or don´t even take the first step is because of our thoughts.

Since we´re born we´re programmed a certain way, this programs go according to our environment and society, our family, friends, teachers, school, neighbors everyone around us will affect our mindset and the life we´re living today is the result of those programs that were installed in our brain so if we want to change something in our life we need to change our thoughts. The reason for this is because everything we experience in real life was first created in our mind.

Our mind is always busy, it´s always thinking repetitive thoughts which most of them are negative based on our old programs, it makes decisions and choices also based on those old programs and almost everything we do is based on that old programming so we keep living the same way year after year.

Our mind can send us all type of excuses and reasons why we can´t do something but all these excuses come from fear and if we let all those excuses control us, we´ll never achieve our goals. We need to be mentally strong and be able to control our mind, every time an excuse appears in our thoughts we need to know that those negative thoughts are not real they are created by our brain to keep us away from the pain and struggle but it´s that pain, that struggle, it´s facing that challenge what will help us learn, grow, improve and get better, we need to be strong enough to control our thoughts.

When we are able to control our thoughts we are able to control our life and we can achieve almost everything we want, controlling our thoughts not only help us attract what we really want but we make better choices which keep us on the right track and get us closer to our goals. When I talk about controlling our mind what I mean is to be aware of our thoughts and every time and excuse or a reason why we can´t do something comes to mind find a way to take action right away before those thoughts paralyze us, every time a negative thought comes to mind making any situation worse be aware of that thought and find a positive outcome for that situation.

Self-discipline is key when we want to control our mind, we need to do what we need to do even when we don´t want to, if we are self-disciplined we will take action and when we take action over and over and over we develop new habits, the habits we need to get to where we want or to live the life we want and when those habits are developed it´s so easy to follow through.

It´s not about fighting our thoughts because most of the time we´ll lose against our mind, it´s about being aware of our thoughts and not giving any importance to the negative ones while increasing our positive thoughts, find reasons why we are capable to achieve our goals and live the way we dream, it´s about having a clear goal, knowing our values and making the right choice every time based on those values and according to our goal.

It´s about taking action even when our mind tells us how tired we are, it´s about making the right choice for our ultimate goal always thinking on the long game even when our mind tells us how bad we “need” a cheat meal in this moment. It´s all about having a strong will power, it´s about being present and not letting our mind fools us.

We live most of our life being control by our mind, this is why we can´t achieve our goals, if you´ve tried to lose weight and for some reason you can´t stick to your diet or get up and exercise your mind may be controlling you, this happens with any goal.

Being able to control our mind is the hardest steps to take when we want to change our life but is the one that will give us the best results in a short period of time, since our brain and mind are the ones taking control of our life it won´t be easy to take that control and power back, one way to do it is by being present, living in the now and concentrating on the activity at hand, concentrate on working on just one activity at a time and really focus on it, with time you´ll see that your mind wanders a lot less. Just by taking action even when our mind is sending all excuses, we´re taking control so stop thinking about what you need to do and deciding whether you want to do it or not just get up and do it.

Have you stop for a while and think about where all those negative thoughts come from? or why is it so hard to act? Let us know by leaving a comment on our Twitter and Facebook account.

It would mean so much to me if you share this post with your friends and family and if you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, together we can help millions live a better life.

Pam

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Take massive action

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It doesn´t matter how much we work on visualization, how focus we stay throughout the day to maintain high concentration on our goals, if we do not act. We won´t get anything without action.

Every success people you meet or your biggest influence or hero they´ve all worked as hard as possible and took massive action to be where they are now. There´s no other way to do it, if you want to achieve your goals and live your dreamed life you need to take massive action.

For any goal we set we can have an idea of how much work and effort it will take us to achieve our goal, once we got this, we just need to work 10 times harder. As we start working on our goal, we realize that it will take a lot more work and effort to get to where we want and if we give up just by realizing this then we´ll fail in every project.

Nothing will come just by sitting on the couch and visualizing ourselves achieving our goal, it just won´t fall on our lap. Even when tools like visualization help us stay focused on our goal, we need to act. What can we do every single day that will take us closer to our goal?

When we´re not used to taking massive action or we don´t have the time we need to start small, whether you believe it or not small daily actions lead to big results. I know it is not possible for all of us to concentrate completely on our goal and work as hard as possible on it every day, if we have a 9 to 5 job or we´re on school we need to find small activities we can do first thing in the morning or at night before going to bed and develop the discipline needed to do that activity every day. Once we have the discipline, we take that activity and do it for longer periods of time or do an activity that demands more.

We also need to make sure that we´re making that activity as best as possible, we need to be efficient, effective, focus on doing our best, when we are able to concentrate on what we´re doing we can deliver and amazing performance that leads to great productivity.

The problem nowadays with so many distractions is that we are busy, it´s not the same to be busy than to be productive, we want to be productive so that we can deliver our bests results. When insane concentration, great performance, productivity and massive action come together we can achieve incredible results in what can be considered a small period of time.

Taking massive action means working on something, doing some activity that will takes us closer to our goal, actually doing as many activities as possible and working on our goal as hard as we can, for this we need to stop being busy which is what many of us do most of the time and concentrate on being productive. For this we need to be able to develop insane concentration on the task at hand, we can´t let anything distract us which is difficult because we live in a world full of distractions. To learn how to develop insane concentration click here.

We need to consider that when we start taking action we won´t get the results in the first or second try, we need to keep working and be aware that it will take a lot of us, a lot of effort, a lot of time, a lot of work, a lot more than we first thought and if we really want to succeed we need to keep putting that hard work in.

If we are clear on what we want, if we develop insane concentration on our goal and we take massive action we can achieve whatever we want, but not all of us are willing to pay this high price. If we want to succeed, there´s a price we need to pay therefore not everyone is successful, and therefore some successful people do not maintain their success. Once we succeed, we need to maintain that level of clarity and ambition for our goals, we need to maintain that insane concentration and keep taking massive action but we also need to take some time to recover, otherwise we will burn out.

When we take massive action, and we are certain that we gave our all, we worked so hard on our project or goal for as long as we needed we deserve and need some rest to recover and get back stronger but if we take too much time we lose momentum.

You can start today by setting a clear goal you want to achieve, once you have it you need to work backwards and make a plan with all the activities you need to do that are going to take you to your goal, from those activities choose one or two you can do every single day and take action.

Let us know by leaving a comment in our Twitter and Facebook account how easy or hard it is for you to take action towards your goal.

It would mean so much to me if you share this post with your friends and family and if you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, together we can help millions live a better life.

Pam

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Develop insane concentration

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Being able to remain focus and develop concentration on what we´re doing is one of the keys to success.

For how long can you stay concentrated on what you´re doing? how many times do you get distracted from what you are doing with a phone call, or social media notification?

Nowadays concentration is almost impossible, we are overloaded with information and distractions and this makes it harder for us to stay concentrated on one activity for long periods of time, we pay attention to more stuff for shorter periods of time.

Research says that our attention span has decreased in the past years, the average attention span is 8 seconds, you may have heard this. We get distracted so easily and this is a huge problem if we want to succeed in life.

Short attention span and not being able to achieve insane concentration on what we´re doing have some negative effects which are:

– poor performance,

– low productivity,

– not finishing things,

– missing important information

Being able to develop insane concentration is key if we want to be successful, it doesn´t matter if we have a 9 to 5 job or if we want to start our own business or do our own thing. We need to be able to concentrate and focus on what we´re doing so that we end activities and projects and to learn new skills that help us get to a higher level.

We spend a lot of our time on social media, e-mail, searching the internet, doing and thinking about stuff that is unrelated to the activity we´re supposed to be working on. All this time we waste doing and thinking other stuff is done automatically, we don´t really think about it we´ve become so use to checking our email every half an hour and social media every 5 minutes, we are so busy all day but we´re not productive.

Developing insane concentration has a lot to do with living in the present, being here now. Being fully present in the activity we´re doing right now, really thinking and focusing on what we´re doing and not letting our mind wander on past or future events. When we can get emerged on the activity or task at hand that´s when we perform at our best and productivity increases and by doing this every day the results in a couple of weeks are outstanding.

But how do we develop insane concentration with so many distractions? one way to do it is to avoid distractions, close all social media sessions and also e-mail, turn off your phone or at least turn off all notifications, close all tabs and documents that you don´t need on your computer and just keep open the ones you need and work on one task or one activity for 45 to 60 minutes. The goal is to remove temptation as much as possible.

The first couple of days it´s hard, we´re addicted to all this technology and we feel that if we´re not checking them every 5 minutes we lose something but once we start reducing the time we spend on them we realize that we´re not losing anything and we´re being more productive.

Take one activity that you need to do and set a goal time to finish, give yourself one hour to focus and concentrate on that activity with no interruptions and see how much you get done in that hour.

We need to be in total control of our mind because it´s the one that start wandering first on stuff unrelated so every time we realize that our mind has gone to other stuff bring it back to the activity at hand, every time you catch yourself checking your email or social media every couple of minutes close the session and continue with the project or activity you are working on.

It takes time and discipline to develop concentration but it´s one of those habits that will give you amazing results by increasing performance and productivity, when you realize how much you can accomplish just by being fully present and concentrated on the activity in front of you you´ll get motivated to start working on bigger projects.

Try the exercise we mentioned in the last paragraphs, choose an activity you need to get done and work on it for at least 45 minutes, let us know how easy or difficult it was to stay focused and concentrated on that activity and not letting any distraction in by leaving a comment on our Twitter and Facebook account.

It would mean so much to me if you share this post with your friends and family and if you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, together we can help millions live a better life.

Pam

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Gain clarity to achieve your goals!

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Being really clear of what we want in life is the first and most important step to success.

Do you know exactly what you want in life? are you clear of what you want to achieve?

Clarity is the only way to get what we want; how can we get or achieve something if we´re not sure of exactly what we want?

Apart that most of us are looking for instant results thanks to instant gratification and that we´re lazy because our brain wants to stay comfortable we always make everything harder than it actually is but not having clarity of what we want is also the reason why we stay in the same place. How can we know what we need to do if we don´t know where we´re going?

Most of us just go with the flow, with what life puts in our way but we all have a purpose and we if don´t work to fulfill that purpose we will work for someone else’s purpose or dream and at the end we´ll regret.

It´s frustrating how many of us dream about living life a certain way but still we have a vague idea. What would you do if I tell you that you can live the life you dream if you are clear on what you want in all areas, from your relationships, finance, job?

Being clear means being able to create an image on your mind of how you want your life to be or how would you look and feel once you´ve achieved your goal, that image needs to include as much detail as possible, the more detail you are, the more clear you are the easier it is for your mind and brain to figure out ways to get you there and the easier it is to work and act on it.

The steps we can follow to gain clarity are:

1. Know yourself,

2. Define your values,

3. Know what you stand for, what moves you,

4. Know your purpose

This 4 steps seem so vague but we need to know and understand ourselves, we need to go deep inside us the more we understand our thoughts, feelings, emotions, what´s important for us, what moves us, what makes us emotional in such a way that we take action and keep momentum.

When we know who we are, what we believe, what we want to achieve and what we need to do the only step missing is taking action, when we know exactly what we want and is something that moves us then we´re motivated every single day to take action, sometimes for some of us it´s hard to stop working and take a rest when we´re so inspired and motivated.

Clarity erase all obstacles physically and mentally we know that there will be challenges but we also know that there´s always at least one way to overcome any challenge, clarity drives focus and concentration, when we know exactly what we want  it´s easier to stay focused on what we´re doing and we can go for long hours of continuous work.

When we lack clarity we don´t know where we´re going and we don´t know what to do, this leads to procrastination, one of the reasons why we don´t take action is because we don´t know exactly what to do, maybe we start working on something and a couple of days or weeks later we change what we´re doing or maybe we just stop working on it, this constant change comes from lack of clarity.

If we want to live our best life possible we need to be clear of what we want on all areas of life which include health, finance, job, family, relationships, etc; the reason why we need to define our values and what we stand for is that our goals in all areas of life can align to those values and this makes our lives a lot more easier, we know what we want, we know what we need to do so we act accordingly.

We need to make choices every single day so if we have a clear goal based on our values, our purpose and what we stand for it´s easier to make the right choices, we just need to choose the option that´s going to keep us moving forward to our goal.

You can start today be making a list of your values, what is important to you, it may be relationships, honesty, respect, write at least 5 values then think about what you stand for and think about a project or goal you would want to achieve based on what you stand for and that aligns to your values. Take as much time as possible to write your values and what you stand for, you need to spend time alone and go deep inside you so don´t get angry or upset if you don´t have this exercise in a couple of hours.

Let us know by leaving a comment on our Twitter and Facebook account how easy or hard it is for you to gain clarity on your goals.

It would so much to me if you share this post with your friends and family and if you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, together we can help millions live a better life.

Pam

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The power of social media

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Social media is so powerful, but we need to learn how to use to our advantage.

Do you know how much time you spend every day on social media? whether it´s to upload pictures or videos, to share ideas or just going through the feed the amount of time we spend there is huge, on average we spend around 3 hours per day and if we think about what we do in most cases we´re only wasting valuable time.

We´re growing up in a world where Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and all social media platforms are the way to engage with people all around the world. The problem is that many people don´t share their truths, they hide their reality with filters and they share what they want us to see so when we go through our feed we see all those amazing pictures of people sharing their amazing trips and how much they are loving life but are we really sure that they are enjoying and having an incredible life? this pictures can have a negative effects on us because we may not be working on what we love and in general our life is not that amazing.

Engagement with social media releases a chemical called dopamine which makes us feel good, when we upload a picture and 5 minutes later we check and see thousands of likes we feel good but when we don´t get as many likes as we want we feel bad, we feel like we don´t deserve it and we´re not good enough, we start comparing our pictures and stories with someone else´s who has a lot more followers and likes and we feel bad for ourselves but the problem is that we may not know the truth and stories about the people we´re comparing ourselves to, and we also have our own story.

We´ve become addicted to social media, we want the likes and follows we´ve become addicted to that feeling, it help us cope with stress of life but it can also lead to depression when we compare our content with others.

Some years ago our lives were more focused on what happened around us, our neighbor, our city or country, we use to be a lot more in contact with our closest friends, family, neighbors, classmates and coworkers, now is what happens all around the world and we are more in contact with people in other countries than with the ones close to us.

Even when social media can have a negative impact in our life it also has huge power and if we know how to use them, we can improve our life and help others which is what I love.

It all starts with who we follow, if we follow people who share content that can help us grow, inspire and motivates us then we will start acting and working towards a more successful life. What we share is also important, if we just share pictures or video to add value and to help people all around the world then we´re making a difference in someone else´s lives.

We care more about the numbers on our accounts than on other people, it´s not about getting millions and millions of followers, it´s not about getting millions of likes in our posts, it´s about sharing content that can be valuable for others, it´s about how many people we actually help, it can be just by telling our truth, our story or sharing our knowledge in any specific area.

Social media won´t go anywhere but if we make use of it the right way we can get a lot of benefits and advantages, we need to make sure that we don´t waste our time with it and follow people that are adding value to our life. Just imagine what would happen if from those 3 hours a day we reduce it to 1 hour and we make that 1 hour count and we use the other hour to exercise, we will get in better shape, we will get all the benefits of exercise and we´re learning something from the people we follow.

Remember that an image can say too much, one single image can have a positive impact or negative impact in other´s lives, one post can help someone to improve their life while other can make someone feel unworthy.

Social media is a great tool to help us learn from others and grow and it´s also a tool to help people. What we share, the pictures, images, content, video, etc; it all matters. They can have a positive impact on someone and we can inspire people to improve their lives or maybe just make them smile, but it can also have a negative impact by making someone feel bad so we need to be aware of what we share.

Let us know by leaving a comment on our Facebook and Twitter account which type if content you prefer, do you like to follow friends and family to see what they´re doing? Or do you like to follow celebrities to have an inside of their lives, or do you like to follow people or accounts from where you can learn?

It would so much to me if you share this post with your friends and family and if you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, together we can help millions live a better life.

Pam

Mindset

The power of fear

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Fear is normal, we all feel fear on certain situations but how we respond to it and how we use it makes a huge difference, it can be the fuel to take action and keep moving forward or it can lead to failure.

We´ve all felt fear but how do you react to it? Do you try to avoid it every time or you get up and act even when that fear is so big?

Now, there´s something I want to make clear, not all fear is bad we need fear as a survival mechanism, there´ll be some situations where we need to think twice about taking action and it can even help us prevent accidents, it keeps us safe. The type of fear we´ll be talking about in this post is the one that prevents us from acting towards our goal. The one that keeps us stuck in our current job because we´re afraid of accepting other opportunities, the one that keeps us struggling with our finances and stops us from taking action to start a business.

Fear is the number one reason we don´t achieve our goals, the fear of being rejected, fear of failing, fear of winning and losing everything, fear of uncertainty, etc: If we can just get pass that fear, if we could only feel the fear and take that first step towards our goal things will be completely different.

Fear is not real, it´s created in our mind and it also creates negative emotions and those negative emotions combined with the thoughts of fear paralyze us, they are the reason why we don´t get up and work and they are also the reason why we´re stuck in the same place living the same way year after year. Fear comes from the unknown when we´re not sure about the outcome or result we start to worry, and those thoughts are the ones that create fear and those thoughts create negative emotions related to fear.

Everything we want, our ultimate goal is on the other side of fear this is why we need to face our fears otherwise we will never achieve our goal, every time we face a challenge it may be a new project, or a obstacle on our way to our goals we need to face that fear and instead of letting our mind come up with negative thoughts that result in fear lets think about it as excitement and our body getting ready to face the challenge.

How we see each situation and how we react makes the difference, fear is so powerful, if we let it, it will control us which is what happens to most of us so, instead we need to control it and make the most out of it, if we can take that power and transform it into excitement and motivation we´re able to do and achieve everything we want.

Most of us let fear control us, we accept all the excuses our mind send us and believe them and if we add to it that we´re lazy then we got the recipe to stay where we are, the recipe for failure.

Fear comes when we face a challenge, but our mind is amazing at creating the worst-case scenarios and it tend to make every situation worse than it is and our fear in any challenge increases thanks to our mid. Every time we face a challenge, we have 2 options we can avoid those challenges and stay where we are, or we can face them.

What we can do is take the time to go deep in our thoughts and find out where our fears come from, are we afraid of not being good enough?, are we afraid of failing?, are we afraid of succeeding and then losing everything? are we afraid of what others will say and think of us?, are we afraid that people make fun of us? All this are the result of insecurities, lack of confidence and lack of courage so we need to start small to increase confidence and courage in ourselves and for this we need to take action, there´s no other way, we need to do that what we fear, we need to face the challenges.

If we start with a big challenge when we don´t have enough confidence and courage we will fail but if we start with small challenges and we remind ourselves that we are good enough, that we are capable and we take action we will feel great right after and that increases our confidence and courage, then we can go for a bigger challenge until we feel comfortable enough to face even bigger challenges.

We all feel fear when we face a challenge the only difference is that successful people take action, they don´t let that fear holds them back, they take control of it and act and unsuccessful people let that fear take control of them, they avoid fear by not taking action and that´s where limiting beliefs also come from.

If we could only feel fear and act anyway our entire lives would look very different. The reason why we need to act is because if fear comes from the unknown, from insecurities and lack of confidence, the moment we act we start learning, experiencing and gaining knowledge and with that, our confidence increases.

What you can do every time you feel fear is stop for a moment and figure out what kind of fear is it, is it fear of failure?, fear of rejection? etc; try to find out where that fear comes from by analyzing your thoughts. Take small action as soon as possible.

Let us know by leaving a comment in our Twitter and Facebook account what challenge you´ve been avoiding, what are your fears, and what action you need to take to get pass that challenge?

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Pam

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The information era

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Information is everywhere, from books, magazines, newspapers and, the internet. With so much access to information we can´t take the luxury of not reading and learning, it´s our choice to read and learn about our craft and become the best, otherwise ignorance will be the reason of our failure.

Nowadays not knowing is the wrong answer, we all have access to information and we can read and learn about our interests, not knowing means that there´s something we need to learn, the problem is that with so much information we can get confused and overwhelmed, we´ll find so many different and contradicting information so we need to make a research and find out which sources are trustworthy.

We can´t believe everything we read and hear if we´re really interested on a topic we need to make a research and read everything we can, from books to articles and studies also listen to interviews and podcast of people on the field and then understand and analyze all the information so that we can make a decision for ourselves.

We have a lot more access to information nowadays compared to a couple of years ago but it sometimes seem that the more information we have in our hands the more ignorant we become, have you ever known someone who  talks a lot about every topic and it´s clear that they don´t have an idea of what they´re really saying? I bet you have.

With so much information out there we have a challenge and that´s to make good use of it, information is power and knowing how to use that information gives us more power, with more information and knowledge if we know how to analyze that information and understand it we can make better choices which lead to better relationships, better job and better life.

Nowadays we can say that we´re bombarded with information and this information also comes from social media, the problem is that not all that information is true, there are so many lies and myths and if we don´t check sources and are not aware of what´s getting inside our mind we can feed our brain with the wrong information.

There´s so much noise and all that noise is the one that makes us waste a lot of time this is why it´s important to be aware of who we follow on our social media and also what we share, if we want to be relevant and get noticed in all that noise we need to share value, to share our story share our truth and make sure that everything we do goes according to our values and beliefs.

In many occasions when I´m researching a new topic at the end of the day I´ve read a lot of publications, studies, reports and I end confused I´m sure this happens to you too. What we need to do is continue reading and researching, go as deep as possible and find out from all that information which one is real and truthful and which ones are lies. We need to stop believing everything we hear from one person and everything we read in one place, if a topic gets our interested we need to go deeper and understand the information, think for ourselves and analyze what we´re reading.

How many people do you know that believe everything they see on Facebook or Twitter? many of them do not check the sources and they believe all the noise which bring a lot of problems.

What we can do is make sure that the accounts or people we follow share truthful information and are authentic, we also need to research as much as possible the topics we are more interested and analyze and understand the information, think for ourselves and get to a conclusion, what makes more sense based on everything we read?

The more we read and research about a certain topic the more we understand, most of us do not take time every day to read or listen to podcast, there are so many people who believe everything they see on social media which many information there is wrong so we need to develop the habit of reading, we can start by reading topics we´re interested in which also includes novels or stories. Being open to different points of view and not only points of view related to our own makes it possible for us to read different articles and expand our knowledge so we can see the entire aspect or story so that we can think by ourselves and get to our own conclusion. We need to realize that not everything we read is true so we need to find the truth or get as much information as possible from all different points of view so that we can have great knowledge and understanding, we won´t criticize any point of view we just want to learn and find out where those conclusions or points of view come from, the more we read the more we learn.

Let us know by leaving a comment on our Facebook and Twitter account which topics related to weight loss are you more interested in? We want to help you achieve your goals in a simple and healthy way.

It would so much to me if you share this post with your friends and family and if you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, together we can help millions live a better life.

Pam