How to Get Unstuck In Life & Out Of A Dead End Job

Getting stuck in life can happen to anyone for a number of reasons. In fact most of us have had certain times in our lives of sadness, disappoint, and regret. One common hardship is financial problems. When you’re working hard at a dead end job, and barely surviving it’s easy to feel stuck.

dead end jobIt’s hard to imagine a life of success when you don’t have an avenue to get there. Deep down there’s a competitive nature in us all to excel at whatever we do. Most of us are passionate about our work, and want the best life for ourselves, and our family.

Passion is what motivates us to work hard and take pride in doing a quality job well done regardless of pay. Sadly many will work harder at a dead end job then on their personal development. We should always be grateful for any job despite the pay, but we don’t have to get stuck there for life.

“Work hard at your job and you can make a living. Work hard on yourself and you can make a fortune”. Jim Rohn

Getting unstuck from life & work

Dead End JobGetting unstuck is a mindset. We are all creatures of habit, and we don’t like change which makes it easy to get stuck. We can’t continue doing the same old thing, and expect a different result.

When we feel there’s no other options it’s easy to become withdrawn, and depressed. Allowing these feelings to fester in our mind long, and they will sabotage our entire life. So what choice is really out there? When we feel powerless our inner potential is usually never challenged.

Several people today are overqualified and underpaid at their jobs. As a result many have lost dreams that faded long ago. Life becomes more about survival then a life of success. Remember it’s our competitive nature that drives us to success. To get unstuck it’s best to find ways to spark that inner drive with a dose of desire. Start thinking about how things can get better.

3 starting points to avoid dead end jobs

Here’s three things to do when you’re stuck in life, and feel there’s no way out of your dead end job.

  • Reclaim your passion: What is it that you loved doing in the past that you’re not doing now? There are hidden layers of treasure in our past that can remind us of our true passion in life. Reclaim it with an open mind, and some adventure. To get unstuck we need some imagination to expand our mind.
  • Develop a brilliant game plan: You need a brilliant detailed plan of action. How? Train your mind for success by finding out what motivates you, moves you, and inspires your inner drive to make things happen. Use your time wisely to broaden your knowledge in business.
  • Learn the art of making money: Every situation is different, but there are far better ways to earn money then a job. For example a business system that generates residual passive income streams whether you’re working, playing golf, or on vacation. There is an art to making money which puts the probability factor of future success in your hands.

New ways to make money in the information age

The traditional ways to make money is a broken system. There is a new philosophical business model that is generating more multi millionaires than ever before in history. The opportunities are endless for those who learn to adapt to new ideas, new innovations, and a little creativity. There is a new science to making money which can bring you lots of success in this environment. There is more information than ever to expand our learning curb, and to create any life we desire. But we are overwhelmed with information, and starved for new ways to use it. Here’s a few tips below.

Develop a laser focus: The mind is a powerful tool that can absorb, and learn new information faster when we develop a laser focus. The beginning to every dream, and ambition starts in the mind. Get focused on learning, growing, and expanding your game plan with more knowledge. This will build more self-confidence which is necessary to move forward.

Learn knowledge incrementally: Avoid information overload by taking in information incrementally. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Absorbing knowledge with a deeper understanding, and comprehension will make you very smart overtime. Knowledge in action equals power, and power equals more money, time, and freedom to do the things you want in life.

“We are drowning in information, but starving for wisdom.”

Tony Robbins

Using automated tools online to create passive income

Successful entrepreneurs know the power of automation well. Some have created millions of dollars from scratch using a small website, some online tools, and a little creativity. Others have used social media exclusively to generate impressive residual income without a website. Most of them simply plug into an automated system already in place, and duplicate those that are successful.

Growing an automated business that makes money while you sleep is just smart. Once the system is in place, it can run in motion continuously whether you fine tune it or not. From the earnings you can invest more time and energy to increase more income. This formula has revolutionized the way we do business in many industries.

Breaking free from a dead end job

There are still those uninformed souls who believe a job is the safer secure way to earn money. Even though the signs are everywhere that things are changing fast. Social perceptions cause people to work hard, but think wrong. With this frame of mind we can never break free, and make positive changes. It wasn’t until I quit my $60,000 per year job trap that I began to experience real success.

I was working in retail management six days a week for just under 20 years. Within 4 years of quitting I was making more in one day then I made in a whole week at my old job. I found new skills I didn’t know I had. These skills were small but significant. I learned to make a lot more money with less energy. This new found skill motivated a relentless determination deep down.

I learned to outsource, and use my time efficiently to make myself successful. This caused an inner shift that gave me more purpose to rise and start the day with more enthusiasm. There are far better ways to make money then a place you don’t want to be, and people you don’t want to see. The greatest feeling was the day I decided to break free from a dead end job that kept me stuck in life for years. We all have cross roads where we can rise above mediocrity, or stay stagnant getting nowhere.

Making smart job choices 

Job choices are usually made with little thought outside the social conditioned mind-set. Influence can cause people to make bad choices. For example family, and friends can unintentionally cause a disastrous job choice with lasting effects. Many are good people with good intentions, but lack insights of the new economy. They are still operating under the old system that cannot sustain itself much longer.

This is why I started out with three important things to get unstuck in life, and avoid a job trap. The mistake many of us make when making career choices is to follow dollar signs without considering the cost. The time away from the family, and level of stress could come with a heavy price. Taking a step back to think things through is wise. Reclaiming things you’re passionate about will help balance your perspective in decision making. If you’re content having a job then make sure you enjoy your life in the process..

“The biggest mistake people make in life is not doing what they enjoy”. Malcolm S. Forbes

Final Thoughts

People will stay at a job they hate for several reasons. Maybe all those years of college would be wasted, or they just can’t see themselves doing something else. Whatever the reasons putting a business in motion that generates passive income is not a bad choice. Starting a local business doing something you love maybe better than a job trap that leads to a dead end road. Either way it all comes down to our ability to think, and make smart choices that make life more enjoyable.

Getting unstuck from a bad situation is an adventure. Opportunities are endless everywhere for those who learn new ways to make money this information age. Getting out of a dead end job is a good choice. The first step is always the hardest, but it’s never too late for new beginnings.

How to Reclaim Your Life Passion

Losing your life passion is easy when other options pay more money, or they’re more convenient. In short term these options may provide a sense of security, but long term make you miserable. When we don’t have a passion in our work we can easily feel out of sync on a daily bases.

As human beings we need a life passion like oxygen to keep us in a constant state of internal motivation. Dreading each day to do something we hate is no way to live life. Here’s how it goes! Put your dreams aside, get educated, get a good job that pays lots of money, and live happily ever after. The problem with this formula is that it seems logical at first, but the end result many times leads to regret.

Years later we get the “what if” syndrome! What if I would have? What if I started that business I was so passionate about years ago? I wonder where would I’d be today if …. The bottom line is that it’s easy to play it safe, and follow our head instead of following our intuition, that inner call that pulls us another direction.

The good news about life

The good news is that no matter how things have turned out it’s never too late to reclaim your life passion regardless of age, or past.  To start over, and follow your bliss. To regain a sense of belonging that keeps nudging us with an itch to do something new. When we lose sight of what really makes us happy it’s probably time to go a new direction. But even though this is so obvious …  It’s easy to stay in the same old rut that has kept life on hold for years hoping that things will get better.

This is why people who never connect their life with a passion usually never get very far. Taking a step back can help determine whether your moving closer, or farther away from the things you love. Becoming more self aware in your daily routine can help determine whether your happy, or wasted time and energy on a dead end road going nowhere. Your life passion is not always easy to find, but the good news is that life rewards those who do, and it far outweighs the effort.

 Discovering your passion

Discovering your passion is frustrating when you don’t understand what you want. For example those in college taking out loans for a degree in something they have no interest in. Others are influenced to follow their parents, or peers dream instead of their own. Once you have a deeper understanding of yourself it’s a lot easier to align your career, lifestyle, and business with the direction you want to go.

Suppose you know deep down that something is missing in your life, but to the outside world your life seems perfect. There’s a disconnect between reality, and what you truly want.

Spending a lifetime in an environment that pulls us away from our aspirations is not smart. If you don’t have a passion you can develop one with a little imagination. But you will need to train yourself to think outside the box, and brainstorm new ideas that catch your interest. Here’s some examples below:

Brainstorming passionate ideas

  • Read Books: Start reading magazines, books, and articles until something strikes your interest. This can help your mind open up to new ideas.
  • Learn new skills: Learn the art of practice with new skillsets that make you feel awkward, challenged, and uncomfortable. If you want to grow you have to get uncomfortable at first.
  • Develop your curiosity: Successful entrepreneurs know this well. They ask questions, and have a keen interest in new things. Average people walk by opportunities everyday with no curiosity.
  • Motivate yourself: Surround yourself with things that make you feel amazing, and begin to move your energy, thoughts, ideas, and creativity in that direction.
  • Start small: Whenever we have a burst of energy it needs to be maintained with consistency. Start out doing small things without being overwhelmed with this new way of life. Big things often have small beginnings.
  • Dream Big: If you’re going to have a dream make it big. Why not? It takes just as much effort to think small as it does to think big. If you can’t do big things, do small things in a big way.

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. Nelson Mandela

Reclaim old hobbies 

It’s amazing how small things that you’re passionate for can lead to great success. Reclaiming some of them old hobbies of the past with a little creativity can make you a lot of money doing something you love. What did you love doing in the past that you’re not doing now? Do you have that same passion in the things you’re doing now? Maybe it’s a money issue! You might be surprised how much money you can make doing things you enjoy.

You owe it to yourself to reclaim your happiness. Once you find your passion “go for it” with everything you got. Surround yourself with people who inspire you for success.

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Harriet Tubman

Finding hidden treasures under layers of the past

Your life passion maybe hidden treasure in plain sight. Sometimes it’s hidden in deep layers of the past. When you train yourself to brainstorm new ideas try to focus on things you love doing now, and things you loved doing  in the past. This process could help you reclaim a long-lost passion that can actually make you a lot of money. Sometimes you have to take a few steps back before you can move forward to improve your life.

Write down every new idea you can think of no matter how silly it is. You would be amazed at how many people have gotten rich from silly ideas. Let’s be honest. If you’re going to connect your life passion to your work you might as well make a lot of money doing it right? Brainstorming ideas is a great place to start. Do it often and it will help you expand your imagination.

Make your life passion internal

Passion is something that should always be internal. You can do a lot to change the environment around you, so that you’re surrounded with positive energy; however you will never be able to separate yourself from negative influence.

For this reason it is critical that you make your passion in life internal. Even in the darkest hours when faced with major obstacles, you can keep moving forward when your passion is internally ingrained within you. When your passion is internal success will come naturally.

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. Anthony J. D’Angelo

Why it’s never too late to follow your dreams

Years ago Ray Price a close friend of mine spent 40 years in the meat industry before finally retiring at 65. He was a passionate bass fisher who never stood still, and found himself getting bored after retirement. So he started making bass jigs from home to keep his sanity when he wasn’t fishing.

Soon afterwards he opened a bass shop where he made bass jigs for the local community. Within 2 years he had several employees making bass jigs sent all over the world. After 3 years of retiring he was making more money than he ever did in his entire life.

He told me one day he would have quit the meat industry years earlier…. if he had known how much money he could make doing what he loved. He taught me a great lesson in life. It’s never too late to find your bliss, and follow your dreams.

He died the same day as my sister, and both of them had a huge impact on my life. Both were very successful, and taught me how important it was to connect my life with my passion. To follow your dreams and never look back with regret.

The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American dream. Tommy Hilfiger

Final Thoughts

Continue reading things that inspire you: things that cause your inner drive to motivate you into action. Everything around us is an opportunity to discover something new, and exciting. Finding your life passion is one of the most satisfying things you will ever experience. Do everything in your power to connect your life with things you enjoy doing. It’s never too late to make positive changes, and start over with new beginnings.

 

Simple Daily Habits For A Better Life

Sometimes it’s the simple daily habits that can either improve our life, or make it much harder. Below are some ideas to make life a little easier, and enjoyable, while you move toward that big dream, and create a better life for yourself.

Daily Habits to Make Life Simple

  • Get present. Studies find the best way to stay cheerful is to stay centered in the present—even when it’s not all that pleasant. In contrast, a wandering mind and daydreaming can bring people down. The best way to re-center? Sit quietly for a few minutes and try some deep, calming breaths. Focus on the breath moving in and out of the body and gently guide attention back to the breath if the mind starts to wander.
  • Count your blessings. Think about or write down what you’re thankful for. Even if there’s not time to write down everything,expressing gratitude creates an instant mood boost.
  • Snuggle up. Climbing under a soft blanket for a few minutes might make us more relaxed and flexible. Researchers found there’s something about contact with soft things that just makes us feel better.
  • Do something nice for somebody else. Yep, being nice can help us feel nicer. Small actions—holding the door for the person behind you, sending a quick love text to a partner or friend, or donating ten bucks to a favorite charity—count, so there’s no excuse not to get your nice on.
  • Listen to a happy song. It’s quick; it’s easy; it’s an instant mood-lifter. Sing along (perfect pitch not required) for extra benefit.
  • Go somewhere quiet. Even if it’s just the office bathroom, taking a few minutes to sit in a quiet space with no external stimulation can do wonders for a bad mood.
  • Cuddle. Physical touch can decrease stress, make us feel happier, and even improve our health. For the single folks among us, don’t fret: Even a quick hug with a friend or acquaintance can yield benefits.
  • Hang out with a pet. Cuddling, playing, or just chillin’ with Fido can help us feel happier and less stressed .
  • Achieve a goal. Even small successes can have big mood payoffs. Toss a crumpled ball of paper into the trash can Michael Jordan style, win a game of Solitaire, pick up a pencil off the floor using only your toes—in moments you’ll be basking in the glory of accomplishment.
  • Give yourself a massage. A quick rubdown (focus on the neck, shoulders, lower back, and feet) can improve mood and release stress.
  • Meditate. Meditation is a quick, effective way to chill out and improve our outlook, and it might even make us smarter . Just a few minutes of sitting quietly, focusing on the breath, and maybe chanting a few Oms (silently or out loud) can snap us out of a funk.
  • Laugh. Laughter can cheer us up and decrease anxiety—and the best news is it doesn’t have to be “genuine” to have a positive effect. So even when it seems like there’s absolutely nothing funny in all of this world, busting out a big guffaw might just change your mind . Need help getting started? Check out the latest viral youtube videos, the Greatest tumblr, or anything said by Zack Galifianakis.
  • Do something new. We know, you’ve only got a few minutes; it’s not like you can change careers or fly to Iceland. The good news is even adding something small to a normal routine can brighten up a day. Order a chai if you normally drink coffee, take a different route to the bathroom at work, wear something you would normally never wear.
  • Dress up. Speaking of clothing: Buying new garb can amp up mood, but a person doesn’t have to drop cash to reap clothes’ benefits. Wearing the color red can boost confidence and self-esteem—which might just be the pick-me-up you were looking for.
  • Notice small miracles. Cultivating positivity and a sense of wonder can build positive outlook . Feeling stuck? Look around for small wonders (a butterfly, an act of kindness, something beautiful) or check out sites like Happy News, Good News Network, and Daily Good for a happier outlook on the world.

 

These are only a few daily habits that can help enhance your mood, and provide a better life. The point is not to try doing all of them in one day, but do some of them in your daily routine. I think they will make a big difference in your overall well-being. They can also help bring more structure, mental clarity, and balance with new things, new ideas, and new daily habits. This is the entire 34-ways to bust a bad mood in ten-minutes, or less. 

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7 More Daily Habits to Improve Your Mood

Below is 7 simple daily habits to help increase happiness, improve your mood, and ultimately bring a better life.

1. Munch on nuts.
For a mood-lifting snack, stash walnuts in your desk drawer. Or sneak salmon into your salad for lunch. They’re both packed with omega-3 fats, which may make people less prone to depression, and easier to get along with, say researchers from the University of Pittsburgh. They measured the blood levels of omega-3 fats (a reliable indicator of consumption) of 106 healthy adults and gave them psychological tests. Those with the highest omega-3 blood levels scored 49 to 58% better on the tests than those with the lowest blood levels.

2. Flip through old photos.

When you’re feeling down, break out your kids’ baby albums or pics from your favorite vacation. It may actually make you feel happier than a square of Godiva chocolate would. That’s what researchers at the United Kingdom’s Open University found after they examined how much people’s moods rose after eating a chocolate snack, sipping an alcoholic drink, watching TV, listening to music, or looking at personal photos. The music and chocolate left most people’s moods unchanged; alcohol and TV gave a slight lift (1%), but viewing pictures made people feel 11% better. To keep your spirits high at work, upload your favorite pics to your computer and set them as a rotating screensaver. Or splurge on a frame that flips through digital photos.

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3. Inhale a calming scent.
Fill your office with a fragrant candle or diffuser to calm down during a deadline-packed day. In an Austrian study, researchers wafted the smell of oranges before some participants and lavender before others. The two groups felt less anxious, more positive, and calmer when compared with participants who were exposed no fragrance at all. Add a few drops of either oil to a room diffuser (we like the Scentball, available at amazon.com) and use in your office on stressful days.

4. Open your shades.
To feel happier in seconds, let the sunlight stream in when you first wake up. One study of more than 450 women found that those who got the most light, particularly in the morning, reported better moods and sleep. Got more time? Eat breakfast near a window that gets plenty of daylight, and put exercise equipment near a bright view. Some researchers speculate that combining exercise with morning light exposure may amplify light’s beneficial effects on mood, sleep, and alertness, says Anthony Levitt, MD, a University of Toronto light researcher.

5. Walk around the block.
If you work in a windowless office, make sure you step out to see the sun a few times throughout the day. “Studies show that people who get more light exposure during the day have fewer sleep problems and less depression, and evidence suggests that light can keep you alert and productive,” says Daniel Kripke, MD, a University of California, San Diego, light and sleep expert.

If you have more time, a longer bout of exercise may also spark a smile. “Lots of people skip working out when their moods aren’t ideal because they don’t have the mental energy to switch gears,” says mental health and exercise expert Jack Raglin, PhD, of Indiana University. “But the trick lies in finding the right workout to match the mood you’re in.” When you’re battling blues, try something low-key and mindless. “Studies have shown that even mild exercise, about 40% of your max heart rate, can lift your mood,” says Raglin. “So if you’re not up for the usual high-energy stuff, do some leisure activity you enjoy, such as digging in your garden or walking in a park. View it as mental recreation, not exercise.” If you’re angry, pick something that makes you focus. “As tempting as it may be, skip the kickboxing,” Raglin advises. “You can’t punch away anger. Instead, do something that involves your mind and keeps you from focusing and ruminating on what has you angry. Play racquetball, or take an aerobics class you’ve never tried. Learning new moves will free your mind from what’s upsetting you.”

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6. Clear away clutter.

Disorganized heaps of paper in your cube or on the kitchen counter can make you anxious. For some, “clutter is a reminder of things that should be getting done but aren’t,” says Elaine Aron, PhD, author of The Highly Sensitive Person. “It can make you feel like a failure.” For a quick fix, straighten up a few surfaces in your office or in the areas of the house where you spend the most time. “It’s when every bit of space is messy that it’s most disturbing,” says Aron. Don’t bother to organize unless you have a chunk of time. Instead, arrange papers, books, and other detritus of daily living in neat piles or store them in baskets. “Just the illusion of order is enough to ease the mind,” she says.

7. Think fast.
Turn your thoughts into a race—it can lift the blues in minutes, says Princeton University psychologist Emily Pronin, PhD. For example, when your mother-in-law is driving you crazy, give yourself 30 seconds to make a list of all the ways she’s been helpful to you in the past—you’ll feel better fast. (If nothing nice comes to mind, quickly jot down other ways she bugs you; speed thinking negative thoughts can still improve your mood, Pronin found.) Researchers believe that rapid thinking may release feel-good brain chemicals—or it could just be a helpful distraction.  Here’s 2 minutes to a happier you.

Final Thoughts

All of these tips & tricks are an excellent way to bring more happiness, and improve your life. Hopefully some of these daily habits will help organize, and put some structure into your projects, and daily tasks. The best ways to avoid to0 much stress, and overload is to start out small. After all it’s the small things we do everyday that mold a better life.

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Why Your Future Success Maybe Jobless

Today it’s more risky to depend on a job than ever before. Long gone are the days when you worked hard for 30 years, retire and live happily ever after. It probably sounds familiar because it worked well for people in the past. The average career plan for millions of people is to get a job.
The problem is the financial system is broke.While the cost of living is sky rocketing high paying jobs are diminishing. Most jobs won’t even keep up with inflation not to mention a better lifestyle, retirement. and better future. So what’s the solution? Is it still feasible to make more money than what most jobs offer? Let’s put the average job to the test and see if it’s the answer for your future success.

Jobs with no future success

Future SuccessAnything worth having usually has a risk, and jobs are no different. Any job with no chance of success is probably not worth the risk. You could end up getting stuck in a job you hate. Jobs are changing fast and the ones that offered good medical and retirement benefits are becoming obsolete.

Things are getting worse in the job market, and it doesn’t appear things are getting better anytime soon. So what’s better alternative …. Work a traditional low paying job, or start your own business ? Both scenarios have a risk factor.

Starting your own business has no guarantee of future success. You can spend your entire life savings, and lose everything. However with a traditional job you basically know what to expect. The risk factor decreases if you’re willing to barely get by while trading precious time and energy for little in return.

So the idea should be to minimize as much risk as possible while moving toward a financial goal, or business opportunity. This is a smart short term, and long term strategy,  but it requires some diligence. And there are many things to consider …here’s a few that puts your future success into perspective.

Why most traditional businesses cannot compete

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We live in the information age and wealth is being created in new ways that wasn’t available a decade ago. Small traditional businesses are closing down while large corporations are taking over. Traditional businesses are trying to compete with corporations that have more capital.

All this while trying to pay space rent, overhead, inventory, employees, payroll taxes, workers comp, and so on… I think you can understand why many fail within 5 years.

So what’s the solution?  As stated you need something with low risk, and high return. For example network marketing, or an internet business with unlimited earning potential providing a service that people are willing to pay for. Those that tap into this business model has a much higher chance of future success than those who choose a traditional job route.

Trading time for money

future successTrading time for money is a failed broken system with severe limitations for your financial future. One of the worst ways to generate income in today’s fast changing environment is to trade time for money with an employer.

This completely goes against the delusional concept that if you put your time in and work hard you’ll be fine. This plan says you must trade 1/3 of your life away for a paycheck that puts you just over broke.

Does this sound smart to you? There’s nothing wrong with a job that fulfills your needs and makes you happy, but for most people this is not happening. There are still those who think having a job just seems like the easy practical way to create income logically. But trading time for money at many jobs simply cannot keep up with the cost of living anymore. People are now working 2, or 3 jobs just to put food on the plate. This environment sets people up for failure,  at a dead end job with no opportunity for success.

So is trading time for money at a job more risky than becoming an entrepreneur, or business owner?  If you have little ambition with no drive to create future success then a job is by far less risky, and more logical for your life.  On the other hand if you’re ambitious, and have the desire, and motivations to become successful then your job is probably holding you back. So trading time for money at a job is less risky for the unmotivated person, and more risky for the motivated in regards to future success.succeeded against all odds

New Businesses that make money

New technology is constantly changing and shaping the way we think, live and do business.  These increases in technologies has already replaced a lot of high paying jobs with lower pay scale jobs. Employers are outsourcing work more and more instead of hiring because of the overall cost of having an employee is also increasing.

Businesses are realizing that an online presence can generate a lot more money with less expense than a traditional brick, and mortar business on the street corner. The internet is expected to grow incredibly over the next 5 to 10 years, and anyone can profit from it. Why not Capitalize on it using automated systems that are making people very rich all over the world ?

We can either take advantage of new technology or become a victim to it. We can stay put, and do nothing,  or  advance our learning curb. The choice is yours. But you can never go back, and do things different. The only moment of power any of us have to make smart choices is right now.

Final Thoughts

Any success worth having is worth the effort! Creating passive income takes some time and energy, but not a lot of money. People are waking up, and realizing that job dependency is becoming a thing of the past. There is far better ways to make money than trading your time, hard work, and energy for a paycheck that puts you just over broke.

The greatest reasons people stay at a job they hate is a lack of self confidence. For this reason  personal development is so relevant and useful in today’s society. Why? Because our inner precondition mind-set can hold us back in life, while our outer circumstance never changes, or moves forward in a positive direction. And this is also true with a career or job.

Once you develop self-confidence you can see things with more clarity, and begin taking steps to build a vision with reason and purpose. When people don’t apply themselves, they develop low self-esteem, and become vulnerable to a job trap that offers little future success. 

7 Ways to Handle Stress More Effectively

There are some unique ways to handle stress effectively, but first we have to find the core reasons behind it. Living stress free sounds nice, but in the real world most of us have to find ways to minimize it on a daily bases. Life is filled with things that can easily cause stress, but how we handle it determines our  happiness, well-being, and health.

As we know stress causes illnesses. Our society emphasizes more on what goes into the body then what goes into the mind. What we think about affects our health, and everything else in-between. Here’s seven effective ways to handle stress.

1 – Find the source of the stress

Stress can show up in your life in very subtle ways. You may feel stressed and irritable not knowing why or where it’s coming from. Start identifying what you’re stressed about. How? Step back a moment, and think about what’s really bothering you. For example:

Work related stress: Maybe your workload is simply not feasible.  I worked under these conditions many years. The more I did the more they cut back my help. I was a meat manager for a large grocery chain in Southern California. I was basically doing the work of four people.  After 19 years I finally got fed up, and quit. You can read my full story on the about page. When you feel trapped at work with no way out it causes stress. Once you realize the possibilities of success outside your job it puts things into a healthy perspective.

Financial problems:  One of leading causes of stress victims is financial problems. There is nothing good about being in debt. It’s humiliating, and frustrating to try your hardest only to plunge deeper and deeper into debt. It keeps you up at night worrying how to pay next month’s bills. This causes deep feelings of anxiety, stress, and depression. The antidote is to be grateful for small things despite circumstances. As you study the life of successful entrepreneurs you’ll find that in their darkest moments of disparity they became obsessed with finding things to be grateful for.  Always remember it’s never to late to start over with new beginnings.  There are plenty of solutions as we go along.

Relationships: Whenever you’re with someone you truly love, but can’t get along with causes emotional stress. When you argue, and fight it feels like every ounce of energy you have is sucked out of your mind, and body, and any sliver of hope you have in life is up in smoke. Living with someone you care deeply about, yet can’t even have a conversation without an argument will cause incredible stress in your life. Again we must find the source, and keep digging deeper  to find answers that will help us handle stress better, or at least minimize it.

2 – Take control of your life

As long as we continue to allow circumstances control our happiness we will never handle stress effectively. We must take complete control of our life with purpose, and intention. What we think….What we believe…..Who we hang out with……And what direction we’re going in life. When you take control you take back your power, and with it you can begin doing amazing things with your life. So increase your inner power, while decreasing your stress level. This is a very effective tool to reduce stress in your life.

3 – Create balance

Once you take control of your life it’s much easier to put balance back into the picture. How? Start organizing your time more efficiently. Identify those habits that are time killers, and start becoming more conscientious about your day. This may seem irrelevant to handle stress, but it’s actually a huge factor. Balance keeps everything into perspective with perfect harmony, and motion. Our daily tasks creates both positive, and negative results.

The opposite examples would be a life filled with obsessiveness, addiction, fits of anger, laziness, unproductive, uncaring, unloving, unkind, and unforgiving. These characteristics throw us out of balance with who we truly are inwardly, and they will bring an endless cycle of anxiety, stress, and unhappiness.  So I guess you can say that love, kindness, forgiveness, and productivity bring back balance in a person’s life. From one end of the spectrum to the other balance matters most if you want to handle stress effectively.

4 – Take time out

Sometimes we simply need to take time out to gain fresh perspectives. Taking a step back from any stressful situation helps bring back clarity with better options to handle it. Never make an important decision on an empty stomach, and never allow stress to take over your mind. The only point of power in time we have to make positive changes now. The question is are you ready? The answer depends on your desire. When we get to a place where nothing seems to work it could be time for some change.

Taking a time can bring a new direction with more purpose, and clarity. We are designed to win in life, not to live broken down, defeated, and discouraged. Once you understand this you can condition your life for extraordinary success. But first take time out to establish a game plan, gain momentum, and be encouraged. Doing this will help you overcome your greatest challenges, your fears, your anxiety, and handle stress more effectively in your life.

5 – Set Boundaries

As human beings we need our individualism, and our unique place in this world. Without boundaries this is impossible. We are not some cookie cutter experiment off the assembly line. Without knowing who we are, and where we stand we can never experience a better life.

Without boundaries we go through life like a leaf in the wind. Being tossed, and turned every direction. You’ll wonder around aimlessly seeking your place in this world, and never find it. Instead seek diligence, wisdom, and knowledge as you establish clear boundaries for yourself, and others. Doing this will put you back into the driver’s seat of your life, and you’ll be able to handle stress much more effectively.

6 – Find out what you love

Be adventurous and willing to do things you love doing. Have you ever stopped, and thought about what you loved to do in the past that you’re not doing now? Or enjoyed memories that make you feel good. Maybe a song you hear, or a certain smell that brings back fond memories of the past. Learn to reclaim your passion, and find things that make you happy.

Thinking about the past is not always a negative thing as long as you don’t make your bed there. It has to be done with balance like anything else in life. This is a healthy way to ask yourself what it is that you actually love doing. Start moving in that direction, as you begin to take back control, and put balance back into your life.

7 – Stop worrying about mistakes

How many times have you worried yourself sick over something that never even happened? Our mind is the breeding ground for worry.  What good does worry do? When your world is caving in on every corner it’s hard not to worry. It’s a natural reaction when you see things falling apart all around you. But the truth is circumstance cannot control our emotions, our mood, our well-being, or our happiness.

We can have complete control over every part of our lives by exercising the authority we have within. To every stressful situation there is a real solution that can offset it. Whatever problem you face you must not avoid it. You must confront it, and defeat it.

Embrace mistakes. They’re part of life. But with every mistake comes a valuable lesson that will help minimize stress. Going through life without mistakes is like trying to take a bath without getting wet. It’s not going to happen no matter how perfect you are. So learn from your mistakes, and stop worrying about things that don’t even matter.

Trying to live life without mistakes is exhausting, and produces more stress, and anxiety than necessary. Do your best, and let God handle the stress. We become what we think about most… so why not develop mind-sets that create positive energy instead of thoughts that keep our life on hold.

7 Ways to Condition Your Life For Success

Success does not usually happen by chance, or with some random string of luck. We must take certain steps that condition us for more abundance. Without a plan we can easily find ourselves stuck in life. The financial system is broke, and those who don’t adapt to news ways of making money will probably never experience financial success.

The irony is that it’s not doom, and gloom for those who learn. Some of us have lost our desire to win in life. That’s not even the worst part. When we begin to lower our expectations, and settle for a life of mediocrity we never discover our full potential. This happens more often than we like to admit.

Yet deep down most of us still want to achieve more in our lives. That small inner voice from within speaks volumes to the core of our being saying ……What are you doing with your life…..  The voice of truth who reminds us who we are, and what we are capable of. And the truth is that your future can be brighter than you ever imagined possible. Here’s 7 ways that can help condition your life for success.

1. Avoid information overload

Most of the information we gather today is useless. In fact you must avoid information overload at all cost if you’re going to keep your sanity. There are two kinds of knowledge. One that is useful, and another that is useless.

Learn to sift through what’s important, and spit out what’s not. In other words keep your eye on the big picture without getting bogged down with minor details. Take some time out …… Step back….. And think about what you want to achieve. Then start moving in that direction one step at a time.

“We are drowning in information, but starving for wisdom.” Tony Robbins

2. Get organized

When we remove the clutter in our life we think better, feel better, and perform better. Putting more organization into our daily lives helps condition us for success. The more organized we are the more self-confident we become. As our confidence grows our energy levels increase.

Living organized is not just about cleaning everything around you. You probably know people who can only keep a clean house a few hours before everything’s a mess again. Why? Because organization is a lifestyle.

If we don’t clean up as we go along we accumulate a mess. We should always make it a point to live our life in a clean environment. More organization improves our mood, and our emotional state. It also saves time, and makes our lives much more productive.

For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned. Benjamin Franklin

3. Stop dwelling on the past

The only power we have is NOW. We can decide at any moment that our story is not going to end like this. Dwelling on the past drains your energy, and keeps you in a powerless state. Successful people know that our emotions drive everything.

When we dwell on the past our brain is less resourceful. We have less ability to make clear decisions. For successful better results we must live in the moment. Life is a miracle in motion. The past is gone, and the future is yet to come. The only power we have to make positive changes is now. When you do it will energize your projects, your business, your relationships, and your entire life.

The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. Unknown

4. Go a new direction

We are taught to never give up, or quit something we started, but sometimes continuing down the same path is not smart. Over time it usually becomes more, and more clear when we’re going the wrong direction. Never allow anyone to try, and mold you into something you’re not. It will only lead to a life of misery.

Decide exactly what you want your life to look like then put one foot in front of the other to make it happen. One simple step forward may be just enough to put in motion a better life with new beginnings, and a new direction.

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

5. Develop a vision for complete success

Visualize yourself having complete success. When a vision is born inside us it produces hope, and hope produces desire, and desire produces a dream, and a dream produces energy, and energy produces action, and action produces results. It’s what makes dreams come true.

To every action there’s a reaction in the universe, Without a vision our life becomes repetitious, and meaningless with nothing to hope for. We are not created to live in a defeated state of mindlessness. We are designed to win. And once we know what’s important we can start developing a vision for success.

Whatever that idea lifestyle looks like, we have to take action and set some goals in place to make it a reality. To have complete success visualize in detail your vision then act on it at once.

Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blue print, and begin to build. Robert Collier

6. Condition your life for positive change

Everything around us is constantly changing including our mind, body, likes, dislikes, and habits. All these and more… are in cycles of change. For example our family, friends, relationships, and careers are all changing around us creating new challenges and opportunities as we evolve and grow together.

We all have unique areas to change in life, but the reasons vary! For many of us it’s time to start a new business, make new friends, get into a new relationship, or out of an old one. Usually it’s your intuition that lets you know when you need to condition your life for success, or positive change.

Since we cannot stop things from changing we should learn to embrace it. We should become more adaptive, flexible, and resourceful. After all change is a part of life so since we can’t change it we should embrace it, let it go, and let whatever happens happen.

Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale

7. Smell the coffee along the way

Science has proven that when we don’t take time out in life we become less productive, more susceptible to depression, anxiety, and illnesses. We simply need to stop, and smell the coffee along the way. Don’t get so preoccupied that you lose sight of who you are, and what that dream looks like in your life.

Whenever we lose sight of why we do what we do it’s probably time to make changes. Or if we get so preoccupied in our work that we lose interest in people some changes are needed.

Every moment of life is a gift from God, and if we never enjoy small moments, we lose sight of the most important things that life has to offer. We can literally become so robotic, and repetitious that we lose our humanity.

Yes we need to work hard to move us toward our dreams, but let us never forget why we’re doing it in the first place. All seven of these tips, and techniques will help condition your life for success in everything you do.

We want to do a lot of stuff; we’re not in great shape. We didn’t get a good night’s sleep. We’re a little depressed. Coffee solves all these problems in one delightful little cup. Jerry Seinfeld