Think you’re not good enough in any way? Read this…

An interesting subject cropped up in a discussion on the ShapingTheOdds community the other day about self-limiting beliefs. It was after Rahfeal Gordon had posted one of his motivational videos, which was basically saying don't give in to self-limiting beliefs, remain focused, do something everyday that takes you closer to your dream and come up with a one-sentence personal statement that clearly summarises who and where you want to be.It got me thinking about self-limiting beliefs and the work...
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Benefits of Failure. Speech by J. K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling, author of Harry Potter, Speaks at Harvard Commencement.

The magic of tracking

How did I put on so much weight? Why was I feeling like I was exhausted every minute of the day? And what did all that money get spent on? These were just some of the questions I kept asking myself on a monthly, if not weekly basis, during my mid-20s. It felt as if there were choices being made without my consent and that the pace of living in a big city like London was one of the many things to blame!If so, I was merely just existing day-to-day and week-to-week rather than feeling like I was li...
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How to create a blog post on Shaping the Odds

Here is a small tutorial I made to show you how to make a new blog post, and some of the block-functions.(Click on the play button on the screen under)If you have some questions, feel free to drop me a line in the comment field below.Have fun blogging!

Blogging for beginners

This is the test blog I created while making the tutorial video you will find here (click on the text). Happy blogging! Nulla tincidunt porta aliquet. In pellentesque vitae nibh eu scelerisque. Maecenas suscipit bibendum purus, ac volutpat neque iaculis ac. Ut in arcu sollicitudin, iaculis diam ac, ornare neque. Aliquam dolor dui, aliquam id semper eget, aliquam pellentesque quam. Proin mattis tortor id ipsum hendrerit pulvinar. Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuad...
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Kygo shapes his audience from zero to 750m in two years at the Rio Olympics

How would you like to grow your audience from zero to 750 million in just two years, fly in a private jet from a gig in your home town where you debut your biggest partnership to date and then perform at the closing ceremony of the Olympics? That’s exactly what 24-year-old Norwegian artist Kygo has done since launching his first single in 2014.Next stop - Rio 2016! Follow my journey now at @olympicchannelA picture published by Kygo (@kygomusic) Saturday 20. Aug. 2016 PDTNot everyone will achieve...
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We now have a new blog system

Share your thoughts with the following features:​ Blog now, post laterYou can compose a blog now, suffer temporal writer's block, save and write again, later.​ Social media sharingIn addition to sharing your blog post with the Shaping the Odds community, you can automatically post into your Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn account whenever you create new entries.​ Browse mediaEmbedding images and videos is fast and easy.​ Comment system​Comment on anything on Shaping the Odds using ...
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Learn a language!

How many languages do you speak? Fluently? How many doors have opened for you as a result of speaking other languages? And if you’re a monolinguist, how do you feel this enhances or hinders the opportunities presented to you? Perhaps you’d like to learn a language but are put off by the effort required and making mistakes.Or maybe you made an effort at school but have let your language skills slide.When was the last time you were at a conference in your country and the speaker wasn’t a native bu...
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#ShapingtheOdds is all about finishing with just one shoe

Ethiopia's Etenesh Diro lost her shoe but finished the steeplechase prelim in Rio yesterday.Etenesh Diro Neda (25) is an Ethiopian athlete. Four years ago she competed in the 3,000 metre steeplechase at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where she was placed sixth in the final with a time of 9:19.89, a personal best so far.Since then, Etenesh Diro has been #ShapingtheOdds to be ready for yesterday's race of the same distance in Rio.For a runner, #ShapingtheOdds is all about running, runnin...
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A detox that boosts your wellbeing and unleashes your creativity

Do you find yourself checking email, news feeds or your social media channels first thing in the morning and last thing before you fall asleep?Do you find yourself constantly interacting with mobile devices when you’re away from the home and office, and then asking yourself where the last hour went?Do you find yourself unable to get the most important tasks for the day completed because of [insert here: messages, Facebook posts, Twitter updates, etc] you had to check?If so, then you might be a D...
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