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12 stress relief activities for any situation

We all experience stress in our lives. Between a busy work schedule, family, exercise, and having a social life, it can sometimes be overwhelming to manage it all! Thankfully, there are actionable steps you can take to practice self-care and make your wellbeing a priority. Believe it or not, you can use stress to your advantage, to motivate and improve yourself all around. Whether you're at home, at work, or getting some fresh air, there are relaxation techniques great for any situation. Practic...
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15 powerful habits to embrace

1. Read every single day. The diet you feed your mind is just as important as what you feed your body. 2. Take care of your wellbeing. Both your mental and physical health. 3. Plan your day the night before. 4. Focus on progress over perfection. 5. Stop comparing yourself to others all the time (I call this "comparisonitis") and focus more on being better than who you were yesterday. 6. Focus on possibilities over problems. 7. Surround yourself with extraordinarily inspiring people. 8. Reflect o...
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What stands between where you are and where you want to be

​ If you've worked with me or heard me speak at an event, you'll know how much I love and are inspired by… … people who take action, … people who show commitment to becoming the best version of themselves, … and people who are consistent in the way they apply themselves and in the way they are willing to explore the unknown. The latter very much represents the fact that nearly everything meaningful in life is a marathon. We can let complacency, indecision and inaction steal years of our life fro...
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Empredil rocks Santiago de Chile

Rahfeal Gordon at International School Nido de Aguilas I'm writing this blog post from Santiago in Chile where I'm attending the Empredil conference with Rahfeal Gordon , who's giving a keynote speech on Friday to more than 600 people at Chile's most prestigious school Nido de Aguilas , which is an international school with about 1,500 pupils and a theatre that seats 750 where the two-day event will take place. I'm literally blown away by what I've seen so far. Founded three years ago in Mexico ...
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One of the greatest determinants of success

We need to focus our attention on doing the most important things first on a given day ​ "Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least." – Goethe. In the late 1960s, a psychologist called Walter Mischel presented a challenge to around 650 four-year-old children over a period of several years. In what has since become known as the famous "marshmallow test", each was offered two options: to eat the one marshmallow sitting in front of them on the table immediatel...
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How to crush your goals in 2017 and beyond

Perhaps you’ve been putting something off and waiting for that ‘perfect moment’? 2017 is here. The question is, do you want it to be exactly like 2016? Or… Do you want 2017 to be your most transformative year yet? Where you go from ordinary to extraordinary and experience the sheer magic of purposeful pursuit. At the beginning of each year, many make New Year resolutions. Ho1wever, according to research, nearly all who do will have broken them or given up before Easter has even arrived. Why? Bec...
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Read this before it’s too late…

Many people die with an ocean of unfulfilled dreams ​ "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become." – Steve Jobs. Back in the summer of 2014, I had the pleasure of meeting Arianna Huffington in London as she spoke about the launch of her book Thrive. During this time, she stated something powerful that resonated with me, which was: "There may be no single thing th...
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A simple activity to leverage your subconscious & create laser-like focus

Sometimes we don’t know how we’re going to get to where we want to be. Sometimes we don’t know whether what we really want will actually materialise. Sometimes we simply wonder whether the right opportunities and people will present themselves. Uncertainty, however, is a part of life. It is why new experiences and achievement beyond expectation, contribute to a richer life; a life filled with incredible stories for you to share and where you can live as the best version of yourself. When you let...
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Why it’s important to be aware of your i/o ratio

What is an I/O ratio I hear you ask? Simply put, it’s the ratio of how much time you spend inside versus the outside. And for many of us living in the fast-paced nature of modern cities, this ratio tends to be skewed far too heavily to the inside. In fact, recent statistics seem to indicate that the average city dweller in western countries, will spend over 70% of their week inside, with the percentage considerably higher amongst children. What I found particularly fascinating, was this Harvard ...
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Hooked on simplicity

Growing up, my parents successfully got both my brother and I into the habit of helping out with the housework every week, decluttering our rooms every quarter, and giving away things we didn’t need anymore to charity at the end of each calendar year. At the time, I didn’t really see the point of all of this and preferred to spend my time doing something more rewarding, which primarily comprised of progressing to the next levels of the video games we owned and plonking ourselves in front of the ...
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