The More You Learn The More You Live – Part 1 of 2

There are many ways to live a happy live. You can show love, forgiveness, or you can say no to toxic behaviors. Learning to find meaningful activities helps us find better paths in our journey. And it’s true, the more you learn the more you live.

More life can be manifested either in years of age, or in quality of life. Sometimes suffering an excruciating illness or living a life with no purpose can expose similar feelings.

Keeping the brain busy has become the easiest, cheapest, and fastest way to engage in a rewarding learning exercise that regenerates the neurons and fills the day with exciting new discoveries. In some cases, the learning sessions will uncover abilities that the person never thought possible, due to some horrible paradigms like “I have no talent” or “nobody supported me”.

Once the mental barriers are conquered, we can pursue any… yes, any kind of learning.

Regardless of the results, regardless of the level of learning achieved, the act of thinking and trying to execute the new ability will be of great benefit. Embracing the struggles and celebrating the small victories is the name of the game.

And remember, how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.

Some things to learn

Here I provide some ideas you can try in order to keep busy and get smarter. All the basic learning can be done online, but the application is the key to make it work.

Reading the lessons or watching the videos will create new braincells for you, but implementing those lessons will create the foundation to increase your knowledge and will give you motivation to keep learning. This is how you realize that the more you learn the more you live, searching for more knowledge and never being bored.

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1 – Learn to play the piano

Pianoforall is one of the most popular and respected piano courses on the web. Online since 2006 it is always amongst the first choices of anyone wanting to learn piano.

Main Features:

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  • All-in-one package. eBooks, Videos and audios
  • Works with all devices – PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android tablets and phones
  • All styles of piano covered – pop, blues, jazz, ballads, improvisation, classical.
  • Play-by-ear and learn to read music at the same time
  • Filled with tricks, tips and formulas to help people sound great right from the start
  • Easy to follow yet comprehensive
  • 10 clearly laid out eBooks – 600 pages in total
    200 videos – over 10 hours in total
    500 audio lessons

Below are some excerpts from the hundreds of testimonials on the Pianoforall site. You may want to include some or all of these on your site. Remember to point out that ALL these testimonials are VERIFIABLE (you can request the email of the person who wrote the testimonial) – No other website has this feature! This is why so many people trust that Pianoforall is the REAL DEAL.

“I’m amazed! Once you get the rhythms down, you really can sound like a pro! Great fun! Thanks for making this available at such a reasonable price. Anyone who doesn’t grab this up is going to go the long way home!”
T. Dwight Kidd, Alabama, USA

“This course is exactly what I have been looking for with all the shortcuts that have been such a mystery to me for years. Well done Robin an excellent product. Kind regards. Paul”
Paul Saxon , UK

“It is simple, straight forward yet very effective. It makes the complex understandable and for those of us who don’t want to master music theory, it gets us playing quite well in a short time. I can’t say enough good about your program. Thanks again and keep up the good work!”
Ed Doran, Muskogee, OK

“Hey Robin, Just wanted to say thanks for this course. This is a great way to get up and running fast for song writing on the piano. I feel like I owe you more money.”
Mike, Nashville Tennessee

Check the sample video below.

Most people don’t really want to ‘learn’ to play the piano or ‘practice’ the piano, they just want to ‘play’ piano. ‘Play’ sounds like fun, ‘practice’ sounds like a chore. We get this image from childhood – some kid stuck indoors ‘practicing’ scales while all the other kids are outside the window ‘playing’.

So, first thing we need to do is to see our piano practice in a new light. See it as a way of accelerating the learning process so that SOON you’ll be able to ‘play’ piano and play it well. If you don’t practice and you just play old familiar tunes you move rather slowly. Yes, you’ll get better at playing those old familiar tunes but technically you won’t be pushing yourself to greater heights.

Proper, structured piano practice helps you stride forwards. I say ‘proper’ because a lot of people have an idea that practice IS just playing songs over and over. Practice needs to involve unchartered territory. The golden rule is – ‘practice what you CAN’T play, not what you CAN play’.

2 – Sing, sing, sing!

Wouldn’t it be great to shock those around you with a new singing voice?
Have you ever found yourself alone, singing a song… maybe out of tune… only to realize a co-worker or family member listening and making fun of your ability? Singorama can help you with that.

You can train your voice and become a brilliant singer! Unfortunately, most folks think great singing is a ‘gift that you are born with’ so they don’t bother trying to improve or move past their self-perceived limitations.

Many have cheated themselves out of the satisfaction and joy of singing beautifully.

They have missed out on a rich life experience.

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Why? Because they tried it a few times in their life, and because they weren’t amazing at it straight away, they decided they were terrible.

You too can maximize your singing range with, vocal agility and resonance – with FAST results.
With some simple daily vocal exercises, you’ll notice a stronger voice with greater agility in no time!

3 – Learn to Draw like a Master Artist

I am always on the lookout for ways to improve my drawing skills. I do this by hunting around the Internet to see if I can find new tutorials. Yesterday I stumbled across a cool pencil drawing site that I think is going to make a HUGE difference, especially if you want to draw realistically.

It is a pencil drawing course that specializes in taking beginners and teaching them how to draw in a realistic style. The course itself is online video, so you can access it from anywhere in the world – the videos worked perfectly on my tablet and phone.

Each class is two hours long so you can even draw with which watching the video, nothing is left to the imagination. The course starts off by showing you all the equipment you need and the basic strokes. Even in this video I picked up a cool tip for erasing.

What I like is that each lesson builds on the previous so you are never thrown into the deep. Each class has it’s own concept or technique that you need to master, for example, in the second class you learn how to spot the different tonal values. In this class Nolan (the instructor) uses different styrofoam objects to show you the light affects the tonal values. The way he explains it makes it so easy to understand, like theory being explained in a practical way.

Learn to Draw like a Master Artist

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With each class you get a downloadable template which you can print out and use that to transfer to your drawing paper. You then also get a high quality photo of the reference and the final drawing. They are laid out in the pdf in such a way that when you print it out, each are exactly the same size. This makes it easy to judge sizes while drawing.

In each class you complete a drawing project. Like in the second class you draw a realistic spoon. At the beginning of the class I though it was going to be difficult, but after watching the explanations at the start of the class and the practical demo, it turned out to be quite easy.

The next four lessons are also still life drawings. There is an onion and garlic still life, transparent wine glass, rose and an apple drawing. In each of these you learn all about creating texture and depth in your drawings as well as drawing negatively and how to draw reflective objects.

From there you start drawing portraits. Nolan shows you how to draw all the major features like the eyes and mouth. What I liked was that he shows you what to look out for with each one. Once you have completed say the ear class, you will be able to draw any ear and not just the one from the class itself.

What really makes this course stand out from the rest is that it goes much deeper than any of the other courses I have seen. There are even classes on how to draw material textures and hands.

You will be amazed at how quickly you progress

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I am still busy with the course myself – it’s massive (there is over 32 hours worth of video in this course), but I know that my drawings are going to move up a few levels when I’m done. It’s totally worth it. Another slam dunk! Definitively another great example that the more you learn the more you live!

The course is brand new, so is currently on a launch special at less than half price. Why don’t you go and check it out for yourself, you may be able to still bag yourself this bargain as well.

4 – Learn to Cook Healthy

You can get a free book that explains some hard truths about the foods we eat. Also,

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learning about how our digestive system works plays a key role in selecting the best food and the way to cook it.

This book can be an excellent way to both know how your body processes foods, and the right way to define a healthy way of eating.

Not only you will learn how to nourish your body properly, you might end up improving your cooking skills and your health.

The Fat Burning Kitchen book is a great resource in your library. It will affect your life positively, and that of your loved ones too.

It goes without saying that this is a great example of how to improve your life by eating healthy. Literally, in this case, the more you learn the more you live!

5 – Learn How to Sell Tour Photos

This is the kicker. You can turn your photos into a side hustle that makes you money while you sleep. Photojobz is a website that allows you to take your photographic skills to the next level.

Learn to Sell Your Photos

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Your smartphone is capable of producing high quality images that can be used by others who need them. You might need to check the documentation for your specific device so you can take advantage of its features and generate breath-taking pictures.

So, grab your camera and start taking photos!

Where Do I Work? You work online as a freelancer. Be your own boss! Work when and where you want!

Upload and instantly sell to millions of potential buyers. Check the video below.

Sell Your Photos!!!

There is no limit on how much you can earn, the more pictures you submit the more money you can make!

On you next vacation you can take cool pictures and upload them to Photojobz so others can buy them from you.

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Check my next post for more

In my next blog I will share five more ways to learn and to have fun! It’s my goal to provide resources that make you smarter, because the more you learn the more you live!

Stay tuned!

 

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Achieve your goals by keeping a positive mindset

Life is full of obstacles. We all face adversity. So, join the club! You’re not special or privileged to go thru life without any concerns. We all have issues that keep us in some degree of stress. We can’t control some of the things that happen to us in life, but we can control how we deal with them. So, if you want to achieve your goals, keeping a positive mind is really important. You owe it to yourself to release the power within and refuse to let such obstacles prevent you from becoming successful. There are a lot of examples of successful people who have faced struggles and at times they even wanted to give up.

You and I have been there, haven’t we?

By focusing on the opportunity instead of the obstacle, we can keep a positive mindset and produce great results, which not only benefit us, but also those around us, because we become an inspiration to them. Facing obstacles head on creates a strong mind, and those who we inspire can also apply our example and achieve their own dreams.

Getting help from a coach is an important step towards success. Coaching is a guiding journey where the coach helps the client to define powerful goals and then together lay the foundation to achieve them. It’s not about teaching, or applying a cookie-cutter approach, but instead is about empowering the client to take a good inside look and find the passion that will be the fuel to overcome any obstacles. And once the person learns how to break through obstacles, it becomes easy to reach those goals. The key is to have a plan.

Achieve your goals by keeping a positive mindset

The main reason for people to give up their goals is because they are not prepared to deal with the setbacks. They picture an ascendant straight line towards their dreams, and when the results are not what’s expected, the passion dies. Having realistic expectations includes planning for failures and their potential impact in the plan, which might have to be adjusted to help overcome the anxiety and frustration that comes with it.

No plan is perfect, but is better to have a faulty plan than having none. Reviewing our strategy requires a bold and honest view to continue doing what works and get rid of what doesn’t work. Here’s where the failures and the lessons learned become useful. It’s not about living in the past but using the experiences to prepare and conquer the future.

No plan is perfect, but is better to have a faulty plan than having none”

No plan is perfect, but is better to have a faulty plan than having none”

Success does not belong to the rich, or the highly educated. It belongs to those who make it a point to keep learning, keep trying, keep failing… and keep going… because after that is where success resides. You will achieve your goals by keeping a positive mindset and making your journey enjoyable.

Have a nice day!

 

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Enjoy life to the fullest

Life is a precious opportunity to be thankful. Thankful for the life we have, regardless of our struggles. Thankful for the time we get to spend with our loved ones, and to cherish all the experiences lived together.

Today’s world is full of disappointments, and it’s no wonder that a lot of people face the inevitable decision to spend most of the day working to be able to provide the basic things for their family. They work hard day in and day out, with the illusion that after 30+ years of hard work they will have saved enough to “enjoy life”.

Oh boy! How has that worked out?

Millions of people dying because of the illness acquired during their hard-working days. May of them with no access to basic medical care or without the means to buy the cheapest medicines.

It’s a brutal reality. It cannot be sugar-coated.

The promises of our family and teachers that we should study hard, get a job, work for 30 or more years, save money, and enjoy life in our late years has… just vanished.

The new world is different, and requires a different mindset, a different approach, a different way of working.

Regardless of your financial goals, the knowledge and information inside your brain can be your greatest asset. And the platform to produce results with that information is a couple of clicks away. The internet is the best option to find those who relate to you and your message. All around the world there are people waiting to hear from you, to connect with you and to engage with you.

Are you ready? Or are you doubtful, skeptical? It’s not your fault. You have been taught to follow the rules… rules created a long time ago, for people who don’t want people like you or me to change. Because the way things are is beneficial for some people, but not for the rest of us. They want to keep everything to themselves, while we keep working for a minimum fare and keep spending it all, so it goes back to their big pockets.

Is up to you to keep living with an old mindset, with an old mentality, with an old set of results. Remember that insanity is trying got get different results by repeating the same process over and over.

I have decided to take a different path because we are living in different times. Is undeniable that many jobs are gone, many others will come back being different, and only some people will be able to get them. Those who are getting ready, adapting, redefining themselves.

In a sarcastic cartoon there’s a speaker asking this question to the audience: “Who wants change?”. Everybody in the crowd raised their hands. Then he proceeded to ask: “Who wants to change?”. All hands went down immediately.

Those questions apply to you and me.

What are your answers?

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It only takes a small step to find out if you’re ready to change your mindset, your way of getting started in the online business, to prepare yourself to create income using your knowledge and the internet. To be financially free and to control the amount of time you spend working versus the time you spend with your family.

Denying the current state of things comes with a hard lesson. A lesson that in the past caused a lot of people to miss out the great opportunities when big change happened.

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It’s worth a try. It definitively was for me.

Be safe and enjoy your day!

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Embrace Your Struggles

When we try to be perfect, that just shows how imperfect we are.

We are born with potential, not with abilities. We are a white canvas, a blank book, an empty recipient that starts being filled when we see the first light coming out of the womb.

Potential translates into success when we say “dadda” or “momma”, or when the first smile is drawn in our face.

Walking, running, speaking, singing, reading… nothing comes with us at birth, it’s all acquired with time and practice. And the journey is hard, full of disappointments, full of obstacles, full of hard falls.

However, we keep going, we strive to conquer such obstacles during our childhood. We want to become better, and we put down the effort to do so.

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As we grow up, the motivation to improve fades away, mostly because we feel that we have reached the pinnacle and there’s no more room to become smarter, as we take for granted that the years of education and experience give us enough to navigate any storm we face in life.

What really happens is that we avoid acknowledging our fears and our need for help. We feel that accepting failure is embarrassing, incorrect, out of the question.

And what has that accomplished?

Embracing our struggles liberates us. We move on faster when we embrace the fact that we are imperfect and that we are part of an infinite chain of helping and being helped. Accept the fact that there’s here’s always someone ready to help you, and there will always be someone in need of your help.

And when you’re helping, your struggles become your best tool. When you share your struggles, you might be providing a life-changing advice to someone, because they might be about to make the same mistake that you did, and now, by learning from you, they can make a different decision. Your struggles become golden nuggets of wisdom and by sharing them you show your vulnerable side and with that… your transparency. Because nobody believes in perfection. When someone talks only about perfect things, we don’t believe that, and we walk away from such individual.

In the journey of self-improvement, you will face a lot of unsavory situations. It’s fine to try to avoid those, but if you can’t, you need to make a conscientious effort to find the lesson in it. That lesson will become the next golden nugget of wisdom that you can share with others. That’s when you improve… harvesting the life-lessons and sharing them.

My struggles have thought me a lot of things.

I hope that your struggles do the same!

Stay Safe!

 

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Don’t be afraid to be accountable

 

We all like free stuff. Some free things are good. 😎

However, the value of free (or cheap) stuff can come with a catch. It’s like fast food. It’s cheap and fulfilling immediately, but in the long run it will have horrible consequences in your health.

When it comes to entrepreneurship, there is a time to enjoy the free stuff, but at some point you need to put some skin in the game. That will happen in the form of time, effort, or money. It’s the only way to go from a dream to a business.

Having skin in the game makes you accountable. You cannot longer procrastinate because you will start paying for that, sometimes big time!

You will start making new decisions that need to be very well thought out; you will make a plan and will get to work on it right away, making adjustments along the way and handling the bumps in the road without losing focus of the vision that you have set for yourself.

Accountability will make you show up every day, not occasionally, not only when inspiration comes to you. You will seek opportunities to create solutions every day, everywhere, at any time.

The evolution of any entrepreneur starts with a dream, then you start taking baby steps, which includes learning, networking, crafting a solution to a problem, and then launching your business and brace yourself for what’s coming ahead.

In this process, the key component between each phase is this: taking action. Without taking action there is not movement, and without movement there is no momentum, and without momentum there is no growth.

Nothing is guaranteed when you get started.

But if you don’t get started, there is something guaranteed to happen: NOTHING!

So, what’s stopping you from getting started?

If you’re afraid to fail, I understand you, because I was the same way. It’s not your fault. Entrepreneurship goes against a lot of teachings and ideas that we have been exposed for decades during our lives, and it’s not going to be easy to unlearn some old habits.

Remember that the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago… but the next best time to do it is… NOW!

I’m still fearful. It’s like public speaking… you never get rid of getting nervous. The difference is that, when we take action, we are OK with being fearful and nervous. We just change our response in such situations to improve the outcome.

I’m sure that you can do great things. I am convinced that you have great ideas, experiences, and a lot of value that you can share to the world.

There’s only one small step to take: ACTION!

I used the course offered in the link below, which put me in a great path to get started with my business online. I acquired so much clarity and the confidence in myself to take the first steps towards financial independence and to control my own working schedule and the projects and ideas that I love. I no longer fear the possibility of getting “streamlined” because I have the skills that will allow me some day to fire my boss and dedicate all my energy to my business.

I know you can do it too. It’s just one small step…

Here’s the link, if you’re interested, and let me know if you want more information.

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