120 Motivational Quotes To Inspire You

Motivational quotes can help you reach your potential every day. If you’re on the verge of giving up or struggling to push yourself to the next level, sometimes that’s exactly what you need. These 120 Motivational Quotes To Inspire you may give you the boost you need.

Whether you’re trying to finish a project, start a new side hustle, or hit that big life goal,  motivating yourself and training your brain for success will definitively help.

These 120 motivational quotes will give you the jumpstart your day needs, so don’t forget to bookmark this page.

120 Quotes
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1.“Strive not to be of success, but rather to be of value”. – Albert Einstein

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2.Your limitation… it’s only your imagination.

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3.Sometimes later becomes never. Do it now!

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4.Great things never come from comfort zones.

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5.The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it.

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6.Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you’re done.

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7.Don’t wait for the opportunity. Create it!

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8.To be successful, focus on your goals, not the obstacles.

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9.“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

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10.“If you think you can, you’re right. If you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

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11.“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

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12.“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

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13.“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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14.“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

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15.“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

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16.“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey

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17.“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart

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18.“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

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19.“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray
 

 

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20.“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

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21.A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.

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22.“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

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23.“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington

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24.“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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25.“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair

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26.“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.” – Roy T. Bennett

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27.“Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” – Steve Maraboli

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28.“Failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” -Arianna Huffington

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29.“If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small.” – Richard Branson

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30.The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.

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31.“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

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32.“What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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33.“You are not your resume; you are your work.” – Seth Godin

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34.“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” – John F Kennedy

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35.Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

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36.“Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those doing it.” – Chinese proverb

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37.“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing; that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

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38.“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” – Dalai Lama

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39.“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

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40.Don’t confuse having a career with having a life

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41.“Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” – Dolly Parton

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42.“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.” – Stephen Covey

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43.If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.

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44.“Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.” – Simon Sinek

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45.“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry Truman

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46.“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

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47.Work hard and be kind and amazing things will happen.

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48.Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

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49.A river cuts through a rock not because of its power but its persistence.

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50.Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise.

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51.“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” – Chinese proverb

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52.“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King, Jr

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53.“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.” – Simon Sinek

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54.“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” – William Faulkner

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55.“If you are not growing, you are dying.” – Tony Robbins

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56.“Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

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57.“Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller

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58.“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong

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59.“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn

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60.“Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.” – Oliver Goldsmith
 
 

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61.“Courage is one step ahead of fear.” – Coleman Young

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62.“Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.” ― Jim Rohn

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63.“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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64.“Difficult roads always lead to beautiful destinations.” – Zig Ziglar

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65.If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

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66.“Look in the mirror. That’s your competition”. – John Assaraf

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67.“It’s not about perfection. It’s about effort.” – Jillian Michaels

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68.The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.

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69.“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

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70.Never give up. Great things take time. Be patient.

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71.Success is what comes after you stop making excuses.

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72.“It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get back up.” – Vince Lombardi

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73.“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair

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74.“When it gets difficult it is often right before you succeed.” – Jeffrey Walker

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75.If you want it, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.

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76.Don’t try to be perfect. Just try to be better than you were yesterday.

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77.Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.

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78.You don’t always get what you wish for. But you always get what you work for.

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79.When you fear your struggles, your struggles consume you. When you face your struggles, you overcome them.

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80.“The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.” – Swati Sharma

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81.Keep going. Everything you need will come to you at the perfect time.

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82.“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

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83.“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi

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84.“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” – Helen Keller
 
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Knowing how to motivate yourself can help you accomplish anything you set your mind to. What is your favorite quote?
 

120 motivational quotes to inspire you!

 

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85.“Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.” – Zig Ziglar

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86.“Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits.” – Laozi

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87.“Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.” – Ralph Marston

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88.“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland

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89.“Talent is never enough. With few exceptions the best players are the hardest workers.” – Magic Johnson

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90.“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” – John C. Maxwell

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91.“To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.” – William Shakespeare

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92.“I can accept failure; everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan

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93.“Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.” – Ralph Marston

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94.“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi

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95.“We were born to manifest the glory of God within us.” – Marianne Williamson

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96.“If you want the best the world has to offer, offer the world your best.” – Neale Donald Walsch

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97.“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

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98.“Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.” – Joyce Brothers

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99.“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

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100.“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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101.“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison
 
 
Either personally or professionally, we can take advantage of these 120 Motivational Quotes to improve our lives. Sharing them is also important, to motivate others and spread positive thinking and to contribute to a better society. It’s easy, and makes us feel good!
 

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102.“Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.” – Ruth Gordon

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103.“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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104.“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anaïs Nin

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105.“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” – Anthony Robbins

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106.“Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.” – Ben Carson

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107.Being kind is more important than being right.

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108.“Successful people have libraries. The rest have big screen TVs.” – Jim Rohn

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109.“If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.” – Mario Andretti

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110.“The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.” – Napoleon Hill

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111.“Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey

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112.“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” – Wayne W. Dyer

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113.Small daily improvements are the key to staggering long term results.

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114.“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

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115.“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – Malala Yousafzai

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116.“I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now.” – Edna Mode

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117.“The most successful people are those who are good at plan B.” – James Yorke

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118.“A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.” – Vernon Howard

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119.“Dreams come true if you survive the hard times!”

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120.“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Dr. Seuss

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I personally use these to keep going. I hope that these 120 motivational quotes contribute to your success. If you want to provide feedback, you can contact me at alejandro@alejandroclavel.com

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3 Soft Skills That Will Change Your Life

Your skills describe what you like to do and what you are good at. You wouldn’t hire or reach out to someone to do something for you if they didn’t have the necessary skills. This applies to you as well. There are hard skills and soft skills. Hard skills can help a person get a job, while soft skills will help the person be successful in life. Here I describe 3 soft skills that will change your life in a good way.

Soft skills can change your life

During the industrial revolution, manual labor was king, and learning hard skills was the golden egg. Today, with the information era in full swing, hard skills are still an asset, but the need for soft skills has taken over, and the mindset and ability to adapt is what differentiates those that want to have their manual-labor jobs back, and those who ride the new wave of knowledge jobs and businesses.

It’s no longer enough to be the smartest guy in the room. In order to succeed at work, you must get along well with all the people with whom you interact, including managers, co-workers, clients, vendors, customers, and anyone else you communicate with while on the job. These are the types of skills all employers value.

Soft skills are often the reason employers decide whether to keep or promote an employee. Some soft skills can be taught in school. But most you learn in everyday life and can improve at any time.

There have been numerous articles, blogs, books, TED talks, that list all the soft skills that a person need to succeed. I want to focus on three of them, because I’ve seen that when you master these, the others will also become part of your life.

Listening

People with this ability are more likely to understand tasks and projects, build strong relationships with co-workers, and also be able to solve problems and resolve conflicts.

Active listening can be accomplished using two components: attention and reflection. Attention involves holding eye contact, nodding, having good posture, and mirroring the speaker’s body language to show genuine interest in what they’re saying. Reflection is the repeating and paraphrasing of what the speaker has said to show that you truly understand what they’re telling you.

One way to demonstrate active listening is to allow the interviewer to complete each question and statement before responding. Do not interrupt and be sure that your response genuinely answers the question.

Listening is a key soft skill

Public Speaking

Public speaking is a soft skill that requires excellent communication skills, enthusiasm, and the ability to engage with an audience.

This soft skill comes into play in many scenarios. It’s important not only in the delivery of speeches and public talks, but also in professional presentations, training events, and motivational speaking. Consultants, coaches, managers, clergy, sales representatives, and teachers, for example, all have a reason at times to speak in front of others.

Copywriting

Copywriters, or Marketing Writers, are responsible for producing engaging, clear text for different advertising channels such as websites, print ads and catalogs. Their duties include researching keywords, producing interesting written content and proofreading their work for accuracy and quality.

Copywriting is much different than typical writing, such as writing an article, blog post, or other pieces of content. Effective copywriting works to drive responses and increase purchases. Copywriting is needed in most businesses for marketing materials for products, services, fundraising campaigns, and more.

Soft skills – Copywriting

How to acquire soft skills

A good way to work on acquiring or improving these skills is to work with a mentor. A mentor can give you feedback and give you an external perspective. He can also help you find opportunities to improve yourself.

I wrote an article on the importance of having a mentor, with additional insights. A mentor can guide you in your self-improvement journey. But don’t expect that your mentor will give a recipe to follow blindly. Instead, engage in a self-discovery exercise where you find the answers to your own questions.

I wish you all the success, and you can contact me is you have any questions!

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The importance of having a mentor

It’s been widely proven and documented that those who are successful in life didn’t do it alone. Success can be spiritual, financial, in happiness, or health. It can be seen very frequently in movies, but a lot of them are representations of real life events. The importance of having a mentor can’t be stressed enough when a person wants to accomplish critical goals in life.

And before you respond, “I don’t need anybody telling what to do”, let me clarify the definition of a mentor. Mentor is defined in the dictionary as “an experienced and trusted adviser.”

The importance of having a mentor
The importance of having a mentor

Adviser, not a ruler, not a commander, not an order-barking tyrant. A mentor cannot jump into your life and immediately suggest a path that you must walk. Both you and your mentor must embark in a discovery journey to unveil the qualities you have (and sometimes those that don’t know you have), and use them to your own advantage. By listening and asking the right questions, the mentor (or coach) provides insights that lead the mentee to make breakthroughs and get clarity about her intentions.

Having a mentor can result in better outcomes, better planning, clearly defined goals, and a constant sense of fulfillment throughout the process.

The benefits of having a mentor

Experience

Having a mentor provides a window to a well of experience that can help the mentee in numerous ways. This doesn’t mean that the mentor is always an older person. If a mature person needs help with new technology to increase his value, such person might need a younger mentor, to align his mind with the new generations and find a way to provide value.

Networking

A mentor can be a source of contacts with the same mindset that the mentee wants to reach and learn from. During this phase, the mentee might eventually turn herself into a mentor and develop that desire of sharing her own experiences with others who might need it.

Encouragement

A mentee needs to be cheered along the success journey. Having a mentor who helps you see the issue in front of you from a different perspective might help when the result is not what you expected. Making adjustments based on a third party that is non-biased makes a lot of sense, and of course, when a small win happens, receiving good comments keep the fire alive and the momentum going.

Communication

Many times, we see the issues on other people, but not the issues we drag every day. Effective communication is the result of constant feedback from someone else. People might not remember your name, or what you said to them, but they will always remember how you make them feel. When a person performs an audit of his communication methods and forms of expressions, the opportunity to improve can present itself, and the constant search for delivering the right message will keep the mentee on track to become a better communicator.

On the other hand…

What if you want to become a mentor? Here are some things that mentors stand to gain from guiding others in their success path:

  • Reinforce your knowledge
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Increase your network
  • Sense of fulfillment
  • Leadership skills

When it comes to being a mentor, the most critical skill is to listen. The mentor needs to be a sound board for the mentee’s ideas and then he can provide insights and suggestions that will help the mentee make important decisions.

The relationship mentor-mentee must be one based on trust, honesty, learning, hard work, accountability, while always keeping an open mind.

How do you know if you need a mentor?

The answer is based on a honest and thorough self-assessment, which can include a third party opinion, to decide if your current path is leading to the destination you have as your life or career goal. If you are in the right path, maybe you want to go faster, or to add more value to your journey. Truth is, anybody who is committed to a life of continuous improvement and making a difference usually has a mentor to run his ideas by and to make sure the decisions taken have the best possible outcome.

If your life or career goals don’t scare you, then they are not worth it! The importance of having a mentor to assess your own goals can make a huge difference.

I wish you the best of success in your journey. Keep learning because that’s how we keep improving!

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

Here I continue with some recommendations about new things you can learn, have fun, and even possibly get rewarded. It doesn’t matter your background, education, or age. These are meant for everyone because education is a beautiful thing to have. And remember that the more you learn the more you live. You live in your own terms thanks to the knowledge and wisdom found in the courses and training.

Knowledge liberates us from fears and uncertainty when we gather facts and get clarity about a specific subject. It also helps us understand other people’s point of view when we see a topic from their perspective, but such thing can only happen if we do our due diligence.

Hopefully one or more of these options will appeal to you, or someone you know. In any case, getting smarter is always beneficial for you and me.

6) FIFA21 Futmillionare Trading Center

Some people like to play video games, and some like to go further. This site allows you trade players, cards and do other transactions that, if you get good deals, you start earning coins, which can be used for other purposes. If you have soccer fever, this might be cool for to check out. It uses artificial intelligence to find the best deals possible, and it can work while you sleep. Pretty intriguing for gamers!

FUTMillionaire 21

FIFA21 FUTMillionaire

 

7) Brain Training for Dogs

This is for those who struggle with their dog behavior. Sometimes the easy thing to to is to take them to “school” to learn, but with resources like this, you can do it yourself.

The Brain Training for Dogs member’s area is jam-packed with information owners can use to train their dog in the most effective way. It includes a puppy training section, two online training courses to boost intelligence, obedience, and behavior, over 100 articles tackling a huge range of behavior problems (as well as doggy behavior and psychology), and a private forum frequented by Adrienne, the course creator.

It’s worth checking it out, you might learn a thing or two about your dawg.

Brain Training for Dogs

Brain Training for Dogs

 

8) TedsWoodworking

Those who like to build their own furniture will love this. TedsWoodworking provides thousands of projects that can help you have everything your need at home. This is a very demanded product that can offer either big challenges for newbies, or additional variety of designs for those with experience. Either way, it helps to keep sharpening the saw!

TedsWoodworking

TedsWoodworking

 

9) My Sheds Plans

If you’re interested specifically in building your own shed, this is a good choice. Ryan Henderson offers a step-by-step instructions with easy-to-follow plans that include the complete materials list. Some examples are below. It’s like following Lego instructions.

My Sheds Plans

My Sheds Plans

 

10) Reading Head Start

This is the quintessential search for early learning. We all want to help our little ones to be smart, and this website provides great tools for that. Check the video and see if this can be useful. Some of the facts shown in the video might surprise you, but as long as you keep an open mind there will be more rewards that risk by trying it.

Reading Head Start

Reading Head Start

 

Learning is fun, when we focus on the things we love. Have an amazing learning experience! And don’t forget, the more you learn the more you live.

 

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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

You will be amazed at how quickly you progress! – Click the image to learn more.

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,

Book - The Fat Burning Kitchen

Book – The Fat Burning Kitchen – Click the image to learn more.

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.

Learn to Sell Your Photos

Learn to Sell Your Photos – Click the image to learn more.

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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The Learning Revolution

The human brain is a white canvas, an empty book, a recipient for information that shapes our life in ways that make us dream, imagine, innovate, create, invent, and re-invent. Our brain is always ready to learn more, regardless of any circumstances.

This generation is sometimes referred as the knowledge era, because we have access to great amounts of information from a lot of sources instantly.

We have an awesome opportunity to invest in our own education using mobile devices that help us learn on the go, wherever we are, without worrying about transportation, dress code or schedule. It’s there, 24×7, every day of the year.

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The more education you get, the more opportunities will come knocking on your door. That’s how you stack the odds on your favor. That’s how you make your luck.

The journey towards a more fulfilling career begins with a single step. By enrolling in business skills training courses, you’re proving that you’re committed to reaching your goals.

Whether you are looking for individual professional development or need to provide your staff with quality business training, there is  a comprehensive library of business skills courses to .

In these highly competitive days, you need to learn critical skills such as:

✔ Competency Development

✔ Project Management

✔ Career Development

✔ Personal Development

✔ Management Leadership

✔ Communication

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Time is money, and when you enroll in online business skills training, you’ll be able to learn on your own schedule from the comfort of your home or office. You’ll never lose your work progress and with built-in knowledge checks and exams, you’ll be able to retain information and implement these critical skills into your work life.

The price of education can be high, but the price of ignorance is way higher. Your friends and colleagues are getting these skills for their next job. Don’t be left behind!

Getting smarter can be easy. It’s just a matter of getting started!

 

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5 [Reasons] Excuses that Keep Us from Being an Entrepreneur

You work hard during 40 or more hours per week; you deliver your highest quality in everything you do. However, you don’t feel appreciated, you don’t receive the promotions you think you deserve, and in the worst case, you are deemed disposable, your job is terminated and your time an effort spent in the company is a total waste.

Or maybe you’re still in a job, but the conditions and the stress you’re exposed to are taking a huge toll on your personal life.

It’s not your fault. This is just the result of system that was part of your upbringing, which taught you that you are supposed to walk a straight and pre-defined path: go to school, get good grades, don’t deviate from what the book says and find a job and keep it for the next 30(?) years and then retire and enjoy life.

But… where are the jobs? Where is the security? Where is the American Dream? Is life fully enjoyable after 60 or 70?

The conditioning of the educational system puts most of us at odds in these changing times, where all the promises from the past have evaporated like an ice cube hitting a red-hot surface. Industries and markets are changing faster than the school curricula; it’s impossible for them to keep up.

That’s why… now it’s time for you to start “deviating” from what the traditional books say. And for that it’s necessary to get rid of the next five reasons excuses that keep you from being an entrepreneur:

 

Employee Mindset

“Be creative, but don’t be weird, don’t be different”. We have been conditioned to bow our heads and just follow instructions. That’s considered normal… to follow the crowd, to wait for things to happen, to have someone else dictate your fate. But entrepreneurship requires to unlearn this way of thinking and rewire your mind, so you don’t keep waiting for things to happen, for the economy to bounce back, or for the jobs to come back. The job of your dreams exists only in your head, which means you need to create it. You are capable of great things, but it’s only up to you to decide to switch from a victim mentality to a winner mentality.

Beware, the road to success is filled with challenges, but the new mindset will help you conquer any obstacles and to keep grinding until you reap the fruits of your efforts without depending on employment (or unemployment).

 

Lack of Time

Life gets busy, and the workplace keeps demanding more and more from us. Today it is easy to check your email from your phone, even from your wristwatch, which triggers the need of getting online to address the potential request that could be the key to keep your job. Again, it’s not your fault. It’s just too much pressure. And at this point it becomes even more critical to consider starting an online business.

“What?” – you say. “I’m burning the midnight oil as it is!”

One thing is certain: the demand for your time will not decrease when it comes to an employment. It will keep growing. And while becoming an entrepreneur and keeping a job seems like trying to face a tsunami, the advantage is that once you get started, it becomes easier, and the time spent in growing your business will be less over time, and once you are comfortable with the income you are achieving, you can fire your boss and hire yourself full time. Yes, the time required to get started is considerable, but the prize is… well… priceless!

 

I don’t know where to begin!

That’s why you’re here! It’s the same process for a baby to start walking. He has no idea what he’s doing, but getting started, while difficult in the beginning, it becomes easier after some time. So, start with baby steps. Do basic research, consume free online content, read books about entrepreneurship, follow blogs, podcasts, subscribe to newsletters to receive information.

After you use the basic information to decide if this is path you want to follow, decide on a mentor that can guide you on your journey. Find a person that has implemented a successful business online and be coachable. Yes, ask a lot of questions, but also trust the process. Remember, hard work and patience will always lead to good results!

 

I don’t have money to get started

A lot of us have been there, no surprise. After all, you would not be reading this if you were already wealthy. But the key difference between winners and losers is not having resources (money), but instead being resourceful. This includes coming up with creative ways to access financial resources to get the ball rolling. It’s always difficult to reach out to family or friends to come up with an investment, but that’s what being an entrepreneur sometimes mean, to convince others that our business plan is solid and that will be successful. Other resources can be used, like credit cards, loans or savings. Here you need to assess your risk and be mindful that your business needs to start producing results to cover the initial money you used. This puts more pressure on you, but the difference is that the end result will be fulfilling and totally worth it!

Remember, if you’re resourceful, you will make it happen!

 

I’m not sure if I can succeed, it’s too risky

Same as life. Same as your job. Same as every time you drive your car. Risk is part of any business. Without risk there’s no merit because anybody could do it. Any known entrepreneur will validate this… that risk is always an inherent component of any enterprise.

Many businesses will fail. But the main reason for failure is the lack of adaptability and resiliency to keep going while others stop, to keep learning while others thing that there’s nothing more to learn, to look at the business as a living organism that produces value, as opposed to think of it as a cash machine.

In the digital era we don’t need to produce physical products. We live in times where knowledge is the new currency. It’s the most valuable asset that a person can produce. And it’s right there, between your ears. Your brain contains knowledge that would allow you to write thousands of books. And that’s how you succeed.

So, what’s stopping you from getting started?

Check this online course that can show you in 15 daily lessons how to succeed online…

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Take care! 😎

 

 

School Degree Vs Life Degree

I love education. I believe that small learning acts, like reading, make us smarter every day.

I used to be a straight A student in Elementary and Junior High, but in High School I started to change; I noticed that I was missing out in some aspects of life where I could make a difference and still be good student.

Dedicating time to other activities had an impact my grades, but such experiences helped me see the world differently. I noticed that education at school is limited, because students normally make sure to read or learn enough to hit the mark, but life teaches in quite different ways. There are no limits, no boundaries, no boxes. It’s a green field for everyone who is trying to live life in his own terms.

While school education stops, life goes on. And then it becomes a matter of personal attitude, initiative, creativity and consistency.

I have no doubt that the foundation of formal education is needed to catapult a person into new levels of knowledge, but to be successful in today’s world there is a lot of knowledge that schools simply don’t provide. Is this part of a big plan to keep a lot of people with limited access to critical knowledge? I don’t know. However, I do know that today we can harness knowledge in ways that were almost impossible some years ago.

The fundamental issue I see is that the internet has created two types of players: the consumers and the creators. The ones who spend a lot of time watching, and those who deliver content geared towards value creation and business ventures.

Education is key to avoid being ignorant, but transforming the ideas and concepts obtained during formal education is best accomplished when it’s combined with personal life experiences, with the exclusive approach of the creator, without canned answers or proposals, but with an attitude of guidance and servant leadership to enhance the lives of others, to make an impact in those who put their trust in them.

I consume online content, but I also decided to create value, to express my ideas to inspire others the way I have been inspired by many people. I’ve been guided and I also help others become successful. I learned this thanks to the School of Life.

Success is not measure by what we accomplish in life, but what we help others accomplish in theirs.

Creator or Consumer? You decide…

If you want to learn how to become a creator of online content, check out my free training here.

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Three key elements to become successful

We all want to be successful. It’s totally normal because we all want to be better, regardless of our current circumstances. We all wish to be in a better situation.

Here are three key elements that we must focus on to become successful. They are education, relationships and coaching.

Education helps us to change our mindset, because when we learn we become smarter. When we read a book, when taking a course online or attending a class, we will generate more ideas. If we have a trade or ability that we have practiced for years, we can learn to turn that ability into a business that can give us a tremendous advantage over those who decide to do other non-productive things.

Now, let’s not forget that there will always be someone smarter than us, but there will also be someone who learn from you and will benefit from your experience. We don’t need to be the greatest expert in each topic or trade to create value towards other people. The important thing is to find those who have the same goal and interests that you have.

For example, if you know how to cultivate corn, I bet you can find a lot of people interested in that as well. On the other hand, there will be a lot of people who don’t care about that. Now, those who are interested in this topic will want to learn from you and to hear your experiences about corn crops. And just as they are learning from you, you need to keep learning from others. You need to stay in that continuous improvement cycle because we never stop learning, regardless if we are 5 years old, or 20 or 50 or 90 years old. We must always be learning.

I remember a situation where a very old man who loves to play the guitar was asked why he kept practicing 4 to 5 hours every day, when he was very proficient at playing that instrument. Now, he wasn’t born with that ability. He just put the time to practice and followed his passion. His answer to the question on why he kept practicing so much was: “I think I’m making progress”.

So, it doesn’t matter in what part of our lives we are, we always need to be getting better and better. And education is a powerful tool to become better every day.

The second component is relationships. The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. We become the average of the five people we hang out with. Our relationships can make us better or worse, because if we hang out with people with a negative mindset we will get infected by that. On the contrary, if we follow people or groups with a hard-working and positive mentality, we will raise to their level and will get better. If we try to make it alone, we might have some level of success, but the long lasting and sustainable entrepreneurship requires that we flock together with those of our same feathers. The goals will be similar, and the synergies and mutual support will deliver tremendous results.

Finally, the third key element in our journey towards success is to have a mentor or coach or guide, call it whatever you want. A coach is someone that helps us to figure out how to put together the pieces that will result in a business by using his experience. This accelerates the process and can give you the confidence that you have been lacking to make hard decisions. By following in the footsteps of a proven entrepreneur, your odds to be successful increase significantly. A lot of people who have achieved success always refer to someone else who helped them get clarity and support them in ways that were critical in their lives.

There you have them, the three key elements to achieve great success. First, education and continuous learning. Second, relationships, seeking to hang out with people with a learning and improvement mindset to help each other and to continue learning. And finally, never underestimate the power of having a mentor or coach who can help you accomplish your goals faster and with better results.

That’s all I have today my friend. I hope this was helpful and I wish you the best of success in all your projects.
Hasta la vista!

BOOK REVIEW – The 5AM Club: Own your morning, elevate your life.

BOOK REVIEW – The 5AM Club: Own your morning, elevate your life. By Robin Sharma, Adam Verner, et al.

This is a great book! It presents a good story on how to own your morning in order to conquer your day. It presents a similar approach to what’s known as the compound effect, where small increments lead to huge benefits in the long term.

The 5AM Club is a story where the lives of a billionaire, an artist and an entrepreneur get intertwined to produce a plethora of learning experiences and events that redefine and reshape the mindset of the last two, guided by the unorthodox yet appealing billionaire.

In audio format, this is an 11-hour book. It took me four days to listen to it entirely, but a couple of hours into I was psyched and hungry to keep learning more.

Event though this is depicted as a fiction story, the life lessons are real. I bought into this approach and I’m applying it myself.

In a nutshell, the book presents an approach to devote 1 hour a day to yourself. From 5AM to 6AM this is a time to practice the 20-20-20 method, which consist of 20 minutes of intensive exercise to the point of breaking a sweat, followed by 20 minutes of meditation and rest, and finally 20 minutes of deep learning about anything that improves your life.

A very important part of this is to jump right out of bed with no distractions, no technology, no news. It just you and you only. Resisting these temptations is a key component for this to work.

I’m just three days into this and I’m seeing good results already.

But, hey…this is not something new! It’s being said that it takes 21 days to develop a new habit, but it takes around 66 days to get such habit ingrained in our subconscious minds, so it becomes automatic.

I’ll share with you my results half-way thru to such period, to let you know what kind of progress I make. However, I want to share with you now a few quotes that I gathered from this book.

  • Change is hard at first… messy in the middle… but gorgeous at the end.
  • The moment you most feel like giving up is the instant when you must find it in you to press ahead.
  • One who sweats more in training bleeds less in war.
  • High victory is made in those early morning hours when no one is watching and while everyone else is sleeping.
  • To find your best self you need to lose your weak self and that only happens thru relentless improvement, continuous reflection and ongoing self-excavation.
  • The tragedy of life is not death, but what we let die inside of us while we live.

You can borrow it from your public library. Let me know if you need help with that.

Or you can get it on Amazon.

You’re welcome to join the club!

Have a nice day!

 

Alejandro