Category : Growth

Goals Growth Success

16 People Who Used the Power of Visualization to Achieve Success

For years, I’ve been curious about the power of visualization and the principles of law of attraction. In other words, the principle stating – through visualization you can attract whatever you desire in life. When I first read about the law of attraction, I thought it was bullshit, here’s why –

First, it was completely new to me so naturally, I had my guard up. Secondly, I struggled with keeping my mind clear of negative thought patterns so had a hard time believing in something different. This all changed when I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder because I knew it was time for me to transform my life for the better. I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life wondering what I could have accomplished if I put my mind to it.

From a young age, I’ve had dreams of starting my own business and achieving a certain level of success in different areas of my life. To help, every day I started reading books and blogs on mindfulness, motivation, self-improvement, and manifestation. While reading, a common theme was the principles of law of attraction, and how it can be a powerful tool in transforming your life.

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General Goals Growth Just My Thoughts

I Had a Job Interview and Wasn’t Selected… Now What?

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been searching online for a steady job that will provide me with much needed income. In February 2017, I lost my main freelance contract. This hit me hard both mentally and financially. The contract that had ended provided me with steady work throughout the months. This meant a decent cashflow too. Since then, things have been tough because I’ve only managed to find small odd jobs through ProBlogger jobs. I kept pushing forward, and finally heard back from a company looking to hire a full-time content marketer. This was a perfect job for me because I have more than 2-3 year’s experience writing content, managing writers, keeping deadlines, collaborating with other writers, and researching. I filled out the application, provided some writing samples, and was happy to hear back the very next day. The company had several applicants so they decided to put everyone through the pre-screening process. Here’s what was required…

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Changing Habits Growth Success

Retrain Your Mind to Think Positively Using This 3-Step Process

After being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, I’m become more intrigued with the human mind. I want to know what causes people to view external situations differently. For example, two people can be in the same exact situation as each other and have a completely different perspective on it. One will view it as a positive learning experience, and the other completely opposite—as something negative. Here’s what’s even more intriguing…

If you view it positively, you’ll attract the same kind of energy your way, allowing you to overcome adversity with less of an impact on your mind. However, if you view it negatively, you’ll face a different kind of energy; one which holds you back, causing anxiety and stress. I believe this is what leads to low productivity, depression, low self-esteem, and poor confidence. How do I know this?

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Changing Habits Growth

7 Powerful Secrets to Build Mental Strength

One thing I’ve learned is that you need to be mentally tough to manage bipolar. I’m referring to having positive attributes that help you cope with difficult situations. This is very important to me because when living with bipolar any small situation can throw me off. And I need to be mentally strong to overcome this adversity. When I was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder I noticed certain situations would cause me enormous stress, anxiety, and mood swings. However, over the years I’ve gotten better at handling them through mental preparation and successfully controlling my manic episodes. What do I mean by mental preparation? It’s important to view negative things as a positive learning experience, and to understand that everything happens for a reason. In other words, I believe if you are facing adversity, it’s because something better is in store for you later in the future. It’s tough to have this mindset, and I’ll admit that it does take time and practice to build it. But…

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Changing Habits Goals Growth

A Better April 2017 Starts Today – Gratitude

The beginning of the month is always special for me because it gives me a chance to look back at the previous month, and evaluate what I can do differently going forward. Even though I believe every day is a fresh start and you can begin making changes right away, looking back over a 30-day period allows me to build a pattern and understand those habits which held me back. This has been something I’ve been doing for 2 years and I’m finally ready to write about it. Why? Because making a single small change every month can combine into something great transformation, changing you into a completely different person. That’s right, I try and make one change each month, small or big, which improves me as a person. Specifically, the change centers around what was holding me back the month before. For example, if punctuality caused me to lose great opportunities with work, friends or family, then the following month I would work hard at being on time the next month so it’s ingrained into my character going forward.

April 1, 2017 marked a new month, and this month I’m going to be focusing on the concept of gratitude.

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Growth Success

February 2017 Update and New March 2017 Goals

First, let me start off by apologizing because I’m late posting this update. The March 2017 Goals should have been posted on March 01, 2017 with an update on February’s Goals at the same time. Going forward, I’ll make sure things are smooth and updates are posted at the beginning of the month.

In mid-February 2017, I started this series to track my progress and be transparent with all of you. I lost my job around this time so I wanted to show all of you what I was doing to earn income. This included trying things I’ve never done before and post the results so all of you could do the same. After skimming around the mental health forums, I noticed how many people living with bipolar were having a hard time finding and maintaining a steady career. The solution for me was to go into business for myself; you’d be surprised how many opportunities you have available online. For example, shortly after losing my job, I started freelancing on Fiverr.com and was able to earn $165.00 in one week with the possibility of doubling it later on. But, I’ve paused my Fiverr gig for now because I was able to secure more freelance work through another website, which I’ll be writing about next week. I’m putting together a step-by-step tutorial for all of you so stay tuned. With that said…

I encourage all of you to visit My February 2017 Goals and Life Update before continuing to read this because it will give you a glimpse into what I had planned for February 2017. Either way, I’ve provided a breakdown of each goal below and if I was successful in completing it.

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Changing Habits Growth Just My Thoughts

How These 15 Small Things Make Me a Happier Person

I’m always looking for inspiration, something that keeps me growing and moving forward. Several years back, after my bipolar diagnosis in January 2000, it was tough because I didn’t know what to expect. Personally, I didn’t think I would ever be happy because there’s this stigma associated with someone living with bipolar. People think when someone has bipolar they are damaged goods and can’t excel at things that others are excelling at. Anyways, I’m here to tell you they are completely wrong. I’ve managed to accomplish some of my dreams and am working towards conquering others. But, for you to conquer and stay motivated, you need to find happiness in the smallest things. By doing this, you attract positive energy into your life and know there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Every day, I’ll do these 15 small things that give me a reason to live and truly be grateful for what I have. This works to provide the positivity I need to be happy. I want you to utilize these same awesome ways to be happy too.

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Changing Habits Growth

Feeling Depressed? Here Are 10 Strategies to Boost Your Mood Right Now

I know, some days can be very tough and put you in a depressed mood. But, you have to keep pushing forward no matter what happens. Use these days to learn more about yourself, and how you can snap out of your depressed mood. Remember, your mind can play a lot of tricks on you, but you have the control to change your thinking process right away. You just need to catch yourself in the negative thinking pattern; then transform that thought process into something more positive. Once you snap yourself out of the negative thinking and depressed state, you’ll start to attract more positive thoughts and energy. However, it takes time to change this habit. So, in addition to the strategies below, you should give the 10-Day Mental Diet Challenge a try too.

I’ve been through a lot, and learned a lot about myself along the way. I know living with bipolar disorder was going to be tough so I had to start learning quick strategies to gain control of my negative thoughts. or otherwise face full blown manic episodes. I started to read motivational blogs, productivity hacks, and books like Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins. I’ve now branched into other kinds of literature like meditation, mindfulness, and how to live in the now.

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Changing Habits Growth

Try The 10-Day Mental Diet Challenge – This Will Change Your Life!

I’m always trying to find ways to improve myself. Growth is the ultimate gratification because you feel pleasure knowing you’re making progress. Well, I know I do! A lot of the growth I’ve experienced throughout the years has to do with trying different, positive things that I know will make a good change in my life. Just being able to read, learn, and apply them has done wonders for me because I can truly say I’m happier than I was a few years ago.

Living with bipolar disorder opened my eyes because a mental illness is no laughing matter, and it can stop you dead in your tracks. You have to consciously make changes in your life if you’re going to beat bipolar disorder successfully. It’s hard to manage it because it’s so easy for this disorder to take control of you. I had to learn this the hard way because for several years my mind kept playing games on me, forcing me to think that no one liked me, and that I was no good, and lesser than everyone else.

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Changing Habits General Growth

The Bipolar Guide on How to Break Your Bad Habits

It’s your bad habits that get in the way of your success. For example, you’ll know you have an assignment due, but you choose to go out with friends or continually take smoking breaks throughout the day. This slows down your momentum, and you lose focus on your end goal, not completing what you set out to do. Think about the amount of times you’ve created a list of daily goals and many of them were marked incomplete because you decided to hang with friends, watch TV, or procrastinate by doing a less important task. Napoleon Hill said it best –

“Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.” – brainyquote.com

I think managing bipolar has a lot to do with conquering your goals because each one you complete serves as motivation and progress forward. It also gives you a feeling of accomplishment, success, and self-worth, all of which is important when beating depression.

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