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How To Revolution Your Life: 8 Steps

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. John F. Kennedy

There is always something that we don’t like in our life. It’s true, there is always a reason to complain.
It could be our house, our job, our car, our boss, our slow and old computer, or maybe our mobile phone.
It could be that we don’t like the way we are, we would like to be happier, more charming, productive, smart, funny and interesting.

But, the question is: can we change all this?
The good news is that you can change all this, but you need to desire the change from within.
Because if you don’t feel the need to change, if you don’t feel the right motivation to change for the better, it’s difficult to see results.

But if you are reading this article you are probably willing to change something of you, and what I suggest is: don’t be scared! Or at least, try it.
Fear is what blocks or slows us down most, and prevents us from living the life of our dreams.
So, let’s see the rules you need to follow to finally revolution your life.

1. Tidy Up
Yes, you read “tidy up”. The first favor you should do yourself is to tidy up your house.
Your clothes, you books, your perfumes and body creams in the bathroom, the notes around the house and whatever you know you should put in order or get rid of. Believe me, after this clean up you will somehow feel “new”.

2. Save Money Every Month
If you save 15 or 20 percent of your income every month, at the end of the year you can choose to make yourself a gift, like a trip, a car, a watch, a new mobile phone, or a computer, or to wait a little longer and save more many for a bigger and delayed gratification.

3. Set a Goal
Setting a goal not only will make you feel motivated, but it will also add a challenge to your life, and it will literally help you get through your days and weeks with energy.
For example you want to learn a new skill to be better at your job, you want to get a master or you want to work more to get promoted.
Whatever the goal is, you now have something to achieve, and you don’t go to work just to survive and to pay your bills.
You go to work to perform well your tasks to get promoted in the future or to get more experience in order to find a better job.

4. Travel
Travel at least once every two or three months.
If you can’t take holidays, travel on weekends.
But do it, take some time for yourself, take a flight and go discover new places, it’s therapeutic and it will open your mind.

5. Plan Your Days
I can’t stress enough how important this is: planning the day and the week is vital for a good quality of life.
If you plan your days, you won’t have to repeatedly waste energies on making decisions throughout the day. You will already know what you have to do.

6. Smile
If you see someone you know in the street, give this person a big and beautiful smile and ask how their life is.
Being genuinely interested in others will help you have good and healthy friendships, and it will obviously make you feel better.

7. Watch What You Eat
They say we are what we eat, and I think they’re right.
We shouldn’t eat whatever we find in the fridge, but we should nourish our body to have the right energy to face our day.
Food affects our mood, the way we feel and the way our body functions.
Try to eat a little bit of everything, and try to include proteins, vegetables, some carbohydrates, and fruit to your daily diet.
So, remember the importance of eating the right food, and consider it as an ally.

8. Buy Something You Have Wanted for a Long Time
I know I told you to save your money. But I suggest you to start your revolution buying a gift for yourself, doing something nice for yourself or indulging in something.
This way you will start the real change, you will start from yourself.

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Mental Toughness

Mental toughness is a collection of attributes that allow a person to persevere through difficult circumstances (such as difficult training or difficult competitive situations in games) and emerge without losing confidence.
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Very interesting!
But, how can I develop my mental toughness?
It’s not easy, and it’s not something you will build overnight.

Anyway, if you really want to succeed and you are learning to think big, it might be much easier than in normal conditions.
The important thing – or even better, the vital thing – is that you never give up, believe in what you armountaine doing and strongly desire to reach your “holy destination”, this is, your life goals, or your personal mission.

As Stephen Covey, said in his masterpiece “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, you need to begin with the end in mind, and visualize what you want in the future so that you know exactly what to make a reality.

When you really want to achieve a goal or realize a dream, and you have the right tools, the right habits and a strong motivation, believe me, nothing will stop you.
And you already know that, you only needed me to remind you that 😉

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5 Secrets to Increase your Productivity and to See Results

Have you ever thought that being productive and attain success could be simpler than you imagine?

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Lao Tzu.

This is, you only have to go towards what your goal is, step by step.
But you have to do it. You have to…

1 Take action.
Every minute you’re wasting your time checking the social networks or your mobile phone, you’re not taking action getting you closer to you dreams.
Sometimes we prefer immediate and temporary pleasure instead of consistent and permanent success – which in psychology is also called “delayed gratification” – and we procrastinate.

2 Do not procrastinate.
Procrastination is the worst enemy of productivity.
Every time you are looking for an excuse to postpone a task you should do – and every time you find an excuse to postpone your daily tasks – you are giving space to procrastination.
This is the worst error ever, and you should eliminate this attitude from your routine if you really want to increase productivity and attain success.
Remember the to-do list? If you plan every day your list and you stick to it, it will be the best tool ever to avoid procrastination.

3 Find the right motivation.
If you don’t have the right amount of motivation, it will be really hard to be productive, and it will be easier to procrastinate: you have to know exactly where you want to go, and you have to walk every day towards what I call your “holy destination”.

4 Have a plan.
You should know exactly what you have to do every day, every week and every month.
You should plan your activities in advance in order to efficiently manage your time – instead of wasting it.

5 Never give up.
Remember that real success takes time.
And that giving up is the worst enemy of success and self-esteem.
Sometimes it happens that, after days, months or years of efforts and work, we give up, just because we can’t see results. Sometimes it happens that, in the very moment success is right around the corner, we can’t see it, and since we are exhausted, we decide to give up.
This is why I want you to understand how important it is to never give up.
I want you to look at this image and download it if you want to, because it represents exactly the importance of being resilient and insist on your goals.
I have it in my cell phone and I look at it every time I need to feel motivated and it always makes me feel energized.

Never give up
So, don’t forget to print out this article, and to look at it every day.
Hope it will accompany you in your travel towards success!

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How to be Successful: 3 Things you Need to Know

“Why do some people succeed, whereas others fail or give up?”
I think I’ve heard this question somewhere already, and you?
Maybe this is because we all share something in common, and this is the desire of being successful and important. But not many people are able to turn their dreams into reality.
The good news is that success can be achieved, even though it does not come easy.

To reach high levels of success, you must start to develop theimage habits of highly successful people.
Success requires constant hard work, an excellent time management, resilience and motivation – and these are common traits of efficient people, who managed to have a successful life.

There are some steps you need to follow, in order to develop the outstanding person you want to become and to feel satisfied and proud of who you are.

1. Write every day a to-do list and stick to it
First of all you should increase your self-esteem by taking action. You have to fill your days being as productive as you can, in order to achieve your goals.
A very useful tool that can help you organise your day is the to-do list.
It’s also very important that every day you cross all the items off your list.
If you can make this your daily goal, you will achieve a lot in the long run.
Plus, taking action will make you feel more confident, since it will show you what you are capable of.

2. Think big!
Second, remember to think big.
This is, you have to set big and realistic goals if you want to improve yourself and your life. You have to raise your standards, this is the only way to create success.
This said, don’t be too afraid of failure.
If you are too afraid of what the risks might be, you will stay forever in your comfort zone, and you won’t be able to raise your standards.
Plus, you won’t learn that much, and you won’t see any progress.

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” Henry Ford

3. Do what others don’t like to do
Last but not least, I would like to share with you the most important secret of successful people.
According to Albert E.N. Gray, the common denominator of success – the secret of success of every person who has ever been successful – lies in the fact that the person formed the habit of doing things that others don’t like to do.

In other words, these people Gray refers to, one day decided to eliminate laziness and procrastination from their lives.
They started taking action, they created success investing in their competencies and managing their time, to achieve their long-term goals.
If you can do this – and believe me, you can – you will be able to dramatically change your life.

You have to train yourself to be constant and to never give up, to focus on your goals and on your desire of becoming successful, even though you will face difficult moments.
In those moments you will have to focus again on your goals and on how much you desire success; you will have to train your resilience, and you will become stronger in order to achieve more and more in your life.

I hope this post will help you to find the right motivation every day.
Have a nice day, and don’t forget your to-do list!

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The “POMODORO TECHNIQUE”, a magic bullet for your productivity

Have you ever heard of the “Pomodoro Technique”?
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s and it’s named after the tomato-shaped kitchen timer that he used.

The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks (4-5 minutes).pomodoro technique, productivity

The intervals are known as “pomodori”, the plural of the Italian word pomodoro for “tomato”.
The method is based on the idea that frequent breaks can improve mental agility and ability to focus.

Plus, this improves exponentially your productivity. The secret is just to set the timer for 25 minutes and to stay extremely focused on whatever you are doing (studying, working…) for this interval, avoiding all distractions.

(!) Remember: no matter what happens, you have to avoid ANY distraction that may interfere with what you are doing, and focus.
When you will start using this technique, it will surprise you: in 25 minutes you will do what you now normally do in one hour!
Can you imagine the amount of work done after 4 pomodori (100 minutes)?

Try the technique and let us know your result leaving a comment here.
Enjoy your pomodori!

Resources: http://www.wikipedia.com

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