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In 2017, I wound up in the hospital with kidney stones.
It was the worst pain I have ever experienced in my life, by far. Nothing else remotely comes close. The pain was so bad that I couldn’t even stand up or lay down. Even breathing hurt.
When I was finally able to get a hospital bed — and a morphine drip — I felt the sweet relief I was desperately seeking.
Before they knocked me out, a question popped into my mind:
“How did I get here? How did this happen?”
“Oh yeah. Shopify.”
In an instant, pictures from the past days and weeks flashed before my eyes. My journey began with me making one simple decision: to start my own business and make money from home. …
Excuses piss me off.
Mostly because people resort to using them because they’re scared. They know what they want. They talk about it constantly. But when it’s time to take action, they clam up. If you make excuses all the time, then you will never accomplish what you set out to do. Not only will your health and fitness suffer, but so will your life.
Kill off these excuses to progress and level up.
It’s always tomorrow, isn’t it?
This is crap.
Life happens right now. Today. …
One of the most important skills you can learn is how to listen properly. This can benefit so many topics ranging from relationships to sales.
Most people listen just for the opening or gaps in dialogue for when they can speak again. But very few people hear, and register, what someone else says.
I was a massive fixer. Especially in relationships. If someone I love came to me with an issue, I always made the mistake of listening to provide a solution immediately. It had good intentions, however, not everyone was actively seeking for me to solve their problems. …
Entrepreneurship is mostly a lie.
It has this aura of fame, lambos, parties, and freedom. Influencers flaunt private jets, weekends in Vegas, models, and a selfie with Gary Vaynerchuk to show how awesome it is. But very few show what goes on behind the scenes and what it takes to build a business. While everyone is happy to show off their wins, few are as eager to showcase their losses.
I wish someone had told me how difficult the journey to building a business online was and what it takes to achieve our goals.
Luckily for you, I’ve had plenty of failures and have learned from them. If you desire to build a business or brand online, brace yourself for what’s to come. …
Do not make this fatal mistake.
When we realize a dream of ours, it’s a beautiful experience. We are struck with inspiration and realize our calling.
We get excited. We feel the joy that comes from the newfound clarity.
As a result, we tend to make a fatal mistake: we tell the world what we want to do. ::facepalm::
This simple, innocent mistake can bring that positive momentum to a screeching halt, and unfortunately, may cause us to sacrifice making our dream a reality.
Don’t do this.
We have to remember that this dream that we have came to us. It was — and is — a gift from life. Life gave us this gift and it is our job to give back to life by giving life to this dream. …
Being single can suck. Especially if you’re a person who loves love.
I love being in a relationship. Giving to a person who means the world to me fulfills my soul and seeing them smile — especially as a result of me — just melts my heart. I love giving gifts, cuddling, date nights, intimacy, and making memories with my other half.
I think it’s safe to say we all love that.
But sometimes, a lot of the time, relationships can suddenly end. …
We all have goals and dreams, and we want to achieve them as quickly as we can.
In the age of information — and convenience — we look for efficiency. And we should! But we should never, ever look for easy. Why? It’s simple:
Doing the hard thing yields the greatest growth.
If you always choose easy, things will be hard later on. However, if you make the hard decisions now, your life will be easy.
Success comes from self-discipline, commitment, consistency, and delaying gratification. All hard to do. …
Kindness has the power to save the world.
Most people think we need an Avenger like Thor to swoop in a save the day. Maybe. Perhaps the son of Odin could help out. But I’d venture to say that we don’t need an Asgardian warrior worthy of wielding a magical hammer.
I think we need more of a Mr. Rogers type in the world. People who are so focused on giving kindness that they inspire others to do the same. And, I think Mr. Rogers is worthy enough to pick up Mjolnir!
Kindness is magical positivity. It is the Mjolnir that we can wield. When we give kindness to other human beings, we give them hope, faith, and inspiration. …
We, as a society, tend to blame. We like pointing fingers at people, blaming them for why we don’t have the life we desire. We create scapegoats. In reality, they’re excuses in disguise, attached to other individuals.
Why do we do this? It’s easier than facing the truth.
The truth is, there is only one person who is at fault for not having the life you desire. That person is you.
You can blame your mom.
You can blame your dad.
You can blame the country in which you were born.
You can blame your teachers and the heartbreaks you had from previous lovers. …