How Critical Thinking Can Overcome Fear & Social Conditioning

Why is it that some are able to create any life they desire, while others don’t dare? When fear is removed real purpose can begin to flourish in the heart, and mind of anyone who desires a better life.  The problem is that fear is very subtle, and not always easy to detect. Only when we recognize the source of our fears can we rise above mediocrity.  

Are You a Critical thinker, or Average Joe?

Critical thinkers can usually pinpoint fear tactics, swayed agendas, and the sources behind them immediately. Unfortunately the average Joe can’t.  Anyone who wants to rise above the norm must first recognize social engineering methods, and fear tactics that have been used to control societies for centuries. Before a Surgeon can remove a tumor he/she must first find the source.  For example what do you put in your mind everyday? Is it building your life up or creating fear and anxiety? These are important questions that we all need to ask ourselves.

The corporate media have a lot of power, and use it to create fear. Create the problem then market the solution. They do this to people who are not very smart. You really can’t blame them because they are putting out what sells. Many fall victim because they can’t discern what is being processed in their minds from reality. This is why becoming a critical thinker can be a great asset to your life. The ability to think, and discern can improve self-confidence while putting things under more scrutiny. Not everything we read, or hear about is true.

The average thinker does not realize from elementary school onward they’ve been conditioned to think a certain way.  They are never taught to be a critical thinker. The good news is it’s never too late to reverse this, and recreate you life story.

Learning to think beyond social conditioning & the media

There is a powerful agenda designed specifically to create a society that can’t think on its own. Once this is understood it’s easy to spot from the educational system, to governments and corrupt politics who craft laws bought and designed to control most of the world’s banking industries.

These same power structures own most of the media and no longer tolerate true journalism regardless of political party. This is not saying that all people who are in these industries are bad people! It’s saying that several are restricted from the sacred duty to humanity to present truth and not stretched exaggerations. They are being used as puppets that heed the master’s call. People can be manipulated without even knowing it.

Powers in high places

These powers are in high places with tentacles in every area of society. The structure is not crafted to have informed people able to think outside the philosophical framework. The information is now designed to bend perceptions toward the ideology they envision. This purpose is to distract you and create fear at all cost. Why? Because when a society is consumed with fear it can be manipulated and controlled easily. Fear is never satisfied until it has ultimate power over your mind, body, and soul.

The media is only a small part of this overall corruption. The design is very complex and subtle for average thinkers to discern. The worst enemy to these powerful agendas is critical thinkers who understand schemes and don’t embrace fabricated deceptions being created every day. We should all become better  critical thinkers , so we see right through fear tactics with a deep desire, and conviction to win the fight of humanity.

How to turn fear into freedom

When your mind is freed from the physiologically engineered deceptions that control every part of society you will begin to heal. This is your birth right as a human being.  To heal, and break free from the clutches of merciless fear. This is what separates a critical thinker from average thinkers. You have the power to free your mind from fear and live a happy life despite all the negative doom and gloom going on around you.

This requires a new way to think, and replaces old destructive thought patterns with new thoughts that free the mind of physiological prison held captive. Once fear is removed the shackles come off, and you can now experience the life you always needed.

Avoid outside influence

No outside influence can penetrate your mind unless you allow it. Your new thought life is now positioned to create the environment for imagination, innovation, and new ideas that could never happen before. This is exactly what’s needed to become a confident critical thinker freeing your mind from self-destruction, social conditioning, and false beliefs specifically designed to create fear.

The power of a dream

One of the most effective antidotes to demolish fear is a determined dream. Then guard your mind from negative outside influence at all cost. You have the power to choose what you believe, and what you allow your mind to process. Start seeing life through a different lens than what the corporate industries would have you believe. If you develop a vision aligned with a purpose it will occupy your time from negative influence to a productive life.

You may not know exactly what you want, but when fear is removed you will have the courage to face any challenge ahead. Take every effort to create a dream with purpose, because this is what brings life back from the dead and replaces fear with confidence.

“If you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following  your deepest instincts, your life will be safe, expedient and thin”.  Katharine Butler Hathaway.

The Art of Positive Thought Patterns

Thought patterns are subtle yet they affect every area of our life. They can work in our favor, or completely work against us. We all have seasons in our life where “positive change” is not only necessary, but urgent. Without embracing change we become stagnate, existing but never reaching our inner potential that compels us to do more. As long as our thinking habits remain the same, so will our daily circumstances.

If we truly want change we must awaken from within, and harness our thought life. How ? Our thought patterns affect our health, relationships, business, self-confidence, and money. I think with so much at stake you understand why this is such an important topic. The rest of this blog centers on how to develop your mind to work in your favor, instead of against you.

“Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken”. Frank Herbert.

Thought Patterns

Throughout history a change of thought has literally changed families, communities, nations, and the world. Our thought patterns are what manifest our daily circumstances. In fact where we are today is the results from yesterday’s thoughts. We literally build, or destroy the life our thoughts create.

This is why people who constantly think negative unintentionally create bad things in their life. Being conscientious of how we think is the starting point for a healthy mind. But before we can make positive changes in how we think, we need to identify thought patterns that put life on hold.

  • I can’t lose weight
  • I’m too old
  • Things never work out
  • I’m always broke
  • I feel unattractive
  • I’m not smart
  • People avoid me
  • Why does this always happen to me
  • I will never get through this

We have the power in our mind to switch on and off thought patterns that either work for us or against us.

 Making Positive changes

When our thoughts change, our life changes. The mind is where a vision is born that enables persistence to drive success toward any victory. Our mind has the power to create thought patterns that carry out positive change.

“Positive attributes to change negative thought patterns”.

  • I’m creative, focused and positive about my life
  • The energetic, and persistent confidence I feel is amazing
  • I’m stress free, and relaxed.
  • My thoughts are clear and fear has no place in my life.
  • I’m advancing my life toward success everyday.
  • My life is filled with happiness and success.
  • I love people and my energy attracts them in my life.
  • I’m determined to make my life better.

We need to see our-self having the life we always dreamed, and reinforce our thought patterns to override the fear of failure and rejection. Over time this will create real change.

When we become a victim of circumstance our natural response is to blame everything or everybody but ourselves. So how can we change thoughts to work for us instead of against us? First we need to find out what we need to change most in our life then focus on the ones that take a lot of courage to admit. Many try to avoid this and hide behind insecurities.

We need to see our-self having the life we always dreamed, and reinforce our thought patterns to override the fear of failure and rejection. Over time this will create real change. Past failures can help us win big in life, as long as we learn from our mistakes.

 Developing positive thought patterns

Learning the art of positive thought patterns opens the door to an amazing life. You can overcome past, and present hang-ups while experiencing fresh perspectives, new ideas, and better thinking habits. When you start your day believe you possess the character traits below with everything in you.

“Practice these affirmations daily, and watch your life change”

  • I’m starting to understand myself better and better, as I grow every moment
  • Daily I’m becoming more positive about my future
  • I feel more alive, alert, and confident everyday
  • My personal power is in perfect harmony with my purpose
  • The vision and purpose in my life is perfectly clear, and positive
  • Each day I’m creating new positive habits, that make my life easier
  • My mind alters my thoughts, and my thoughts alter my habits
  • Everything within me is shifting with infinite power, energy, and self-control.
  • I’m now seeing my life change for the good
  • My life is filled with happiness, hope and abundance

Our thought patterns are key to positive change. Tell yourself the person you want to be, and watch what happens over a short period of time. Affirmations may seem like wishful thinking for some, but they have actually worked well for successful people in sports, public speaking, acting, entrepreneurship, music, writing, and many other fields with amazing results.

Using affirmations to visualize personal success

Start visualizing yourself being successful in whatever you want to accomplish. Several people who have achieved great success throughout history have been asked how they’ve done it. The common answer is that they visualize themselves being successful before it ever happens.

Affirmations are a great way to visualize yourself having the life you envision. They may seem inconvenient or even hard at first, but the benefits are well worth the effort. Start opening your mind for new ways to think healthy.

Start window shopping to open your mind

Open your mind to new possibilities as you visualize in detail what you want. Visualize the kind of car you would drive, or the house you would live in if money was no object. Where would you travel in the world if there were no boundaries, or nothing to hold you back? Anything we do is a thought before it becomes a reality. Learn to harness your imagination with more definition, and an open mind toward the life you envision.

Start window shopping for things you can’t afford, and visualize you having it. Do whatever it takes to visualize yourself with complete success in whatever you want to achieve. Why? Because it works, and has proven very effective for success in personal achievement.

“Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts”. Arnold Bennett

Final thoughts

If we absorb negative thoughts our life will create negative results. Creating positive thought patterns turns things around fast. Suddenly we feel more energized in our daily routines with more confidence, hope, and enthusiasm to make life better.

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.

MORE: 8 Ways To Have Your Best Day Ever

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.”

MORE: 7 Ways To Work Out At The Office

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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5 Ways to Rise Above Mediocrity

To rise above mediocrity we must go beyond the robotic mind-set of social conditioning. Living in mediocrity makes people only do enough to survive, never exerting a challenge, or bettering them-self. The good news is it’s never too late to avoid this, and recreate your life story.

As human beings we are all creatures of habit. We become increasingly robotic in our routine at work and in life. Although convenient, this can lead to a life without self-improvement, or reaching higher levels of success. In order to rise above we must expand our learning curb in personal growth, and embrace a better way to think, and live.

Below you will learn the art of communication skills,  goal setting, and using your imagination effectively for success before it happens. We will also touch on the importance of using time wisely, and how to take action without procrastinating.  These 5 principles will hopefully help you achieve great success, and rise above mediocrity.

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#1- Get Motivated in Goal Setting

Getting motivated and staying motivated isn’t always an easy task. Even people who have achieved great success fall into slumps and find it hard to get motivated at certain times in their life. This is why goal setting is so important. If you’re in a slump right now, you know exactly what I mean.

No matter how many successes you’ve had in the past, it all seems irrelevant now. It seems like no matter how hard you try, no matter what you do, you won’t be able to achieve your goals; and even if you do, you’re not sure that accomplishing them will make you feel any better.

Fortunately for you, no matter how bad it seems right now, it doesn’t have to stay that way. You have a lot of options when it comes to breaking free from set-back, and barriers.

When we set goals we need one specific focus. When our mind processes a demand it has to be specific, with a deadline attached. It’s not enough to set goals like: lose more weight, make more money, and so on. They need to be in exact increments like $175.00 dollars a week or 7 pounds a month. The mind has the power to process thought patterns that ensures specific goals happen on time with precision. Having specific goals with detail, and a deadline attached will help you rise above mediocrity.

“A goal is a dream with a deadline”. Napoleon Hill

#2- Imagine success before it happens

Imagination is a powerful tool to create a better life for yourself. Focus on something you want to achieve, and then mentally simulate it over and over in your mind as it plays out. Athletes often use this technique to visualize themselves winning races, scoring points, or making a comeback after failure, and disadvantaged games.

If you want to truly be successful here’s a great place to start.  Start focusing your mind on what you want in life and visualize it in detail. If you do this consistently the results will amaze you. Successful entrepreneurs visualize themselves becoming successful before it happens. We have a gift to not only think, but to imagine.

When we put limits on our beliefs our thoughts become subject. People living in mediocrity can’t see themselves as becoming successful. So why not break free from this negative mindset? Imagine the possibilities when you start believing in yourself, and others around you.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”  Albert Einstein.

#3 – Become an effective communicator

Everything we do in life in some way involves other people. Effective communication is more than just exchanging information. If your goal is to connect with people train yourself to instinctively listen to their body language as well as what they’re saying. You can learn a lot about people when you stop conscientiously and listen.

Listening is an effective form of communication that many never master. This one technique of highly effective communication will provide better relationships, more resources, and much more success. This will set you apart in business, and help you build better relationships in your personal life as well.

“The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives”. Tony Robbins

#4- Spend time and money wisely

Time is priceless! Our life is an allotment of time given here on earth. At the end of our days we won’t say I wish I had more money! We will say I wish I had more time. The way we spend our time reflects our priorities, and our priorities reflect the way we spend money. Becoming conscious of the value of time, and putting money in its proper place is a wise choice that can make yourself very rich and successful.

“Waste your money and your only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life”. Micheal LeBoeuf

#5- Take action without procrastinating

Action is what creates results! Putting things off can easily become a habit that only creates stress. One of the best things we can do for our life is to stop procrastinating. When all the dust settles the most important thing to do is action. You can do all the planning, and hypothesizing you want, but until there is action nothing is going to get done.

“Procrastination is opportunities assassin” . Victor Kiam

Would you rather flock with the crows or rise above like an eagle? The answer to that question determines whether you’re ready to rise above mediocrity or stay average.

 

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.