Set Your Depression Free.

Depression, it’s not all bad. Actually, there’s benefit.

Is there something wrong with you? Or is the world just not ready for you?

It’s time to harness your truth for all that it’s worth.

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Breaking Bad… Habits.

Did you know that changing behavior can be as easy as managing convenience?

The simplest way to change negative behaviors is by making them more inconvenient. For example, if you’re struggling to break the social media binge, make it more difficult to access your social media accounts. Delete the apps and make logging in more inconvenient by not storing your passwords.

On the other hand, make engage positive behaviors more convenient. For example, do you want to read more? Leave a book in your bathroom, and when you need to go, leave the phone behind so that when you’re busy doing your business, you have nothing else to do but read to occupy your time. Even if it’s a page or a paragraph, you’ll already be reading more!

These are just simple examples, but they’re a great way to engage productivity and take responsibility for your life.  I offer few more tips in the video above, but if you put your mind to it, I’m sure you can uncover ways to develop from the habits keeping you from accessing your potential.

READY TO TAKE YOUR LIFE TO THE NEXT LEVEL?

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If you don’t want to give up, don’t.

 

Working to accomplish any goal is challenging, and often enough, it’s the mental challenges which cause us to buckle under pressure

We tend to set goals out of excitement, in high energy and with the focus of who we can be and what we can uncover when we achieve them. Although, it is naive to think that this is how we’re going to feel throughout point A to point B, but in truth, we need this naivety in order to set goals in the first place.

We have to allow our ambitions to override our instincts when setting goals, otherwise we’d see nothing but the challenges we’re going to face. There’d be no motivation to set a goal if all we focused on were the difficulties we’d come up against.

Our ambitions allow us to momentarily bypass reality and harness the intention of our desires. It’s a powerful force because that feeling we get when setting a goal, is a feeling we want to embody.

It’s like a higher version of self pays us a visit, shows us who we have the potential to be in order to seed an intention, then leaves us figure out how to make it happen. – Practically the epitome of the human experience; problem solving.

Challenges, they bring us back down to reality, they make us focus on the present moment and we should be incredibly grateful for that. For without our challenges, our goals would have no purpose whatsoever and we’d be living ignorantly and without purpose.

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When my clients talk about “giving up” I merely remind them that they’re only responding to the challenge at present. That if they truly wanted to give up, they wouldn’t have bothered setting the goal in question, in the first place. Nobody in the history of everything, started something with the intention of giving up. Giving up is a really dumb idea – go splash your face with some ice-cold water and realize that you’re still alive and in control.

If we’ve invested in our goals, then we should be equally, if not more invested in our challenges too. Our challenges help us identify what we don’t know, that’s why they’re so liberating when we overcome them, they help us develop.

If you feel pressured and feel like you should give up, just remember you’re responding to the challenge and not the goal. If you cannot handle the challenge, then scale back and formulate a new strategy, that’s all you have to do.

Many people overlook the fact that we yearn for the emotional response when achieving a goal; it’s that self-validation we’re striving for. It’s self-validation we need in order to unlock and harness our potential, and become self-realized. Giving up is self-sabotaging behavior and the only thing you’ll ever learn from giving up, is that you’re incapable of living and designing your own life.

On that note, I leave you with this one question: if you’re not living to experience what you’re truly capable of, what is it exactly, are trying to do with your life?

Understanding Your Mind To Unlock Better Career Prospects

A rewarding career is one of the greatest things that anybody can achieve, and the benefits will extend to many other aspects of your life. In truth, there is a long list of variables that can impact your opportunities in the work arena. However, your mind is undeniably the most crucial factor of all. A deeper understanding of how it works can go a long way to maximizing your progress.

Take note of the five crucial elements below, and your future will look brighter than ever.

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#1. Human Minds Want To Grow

The human brain is the most complex system imaginable, and we all have a deep-rooted obsession with self-growth and development. When we aren’t moving forward, our enthusiasm for life quickly fades away. As far as your career is concerned, developing new skills and taking on new challenges is crucial for continued satisfaction.

There are many different ways to tackle this issue. Microsoft Access classes allow you to take on more tasks including data analysis, and this type of insight can make you a more valuable employee. Meanwhile, communication forms the backbone of all business interactions, which is why many choose to learn a language. Either way, bettering yourself will inspire ongoing motivation. With the right mindset, new opportunities will surface far more frequently.

#2. The Mind Needs To Be Engaged

Everyone has a few wobbles during their careers, including days where it is difficult to find any sense of motivation. In truth, this is nothing to worry about as it might simply be a case of having other things on your mind. Unfortunately, falling into the trap of long-term procrastination shows that your heart and soul aren’t in the job. In turn, productivity and enjoyment will slide.

It’s not always possible to do our dream jobs. It’s not always possible to immediately quit a job that isn’t satisfying your needs. However, when your mind isn’t engaged with the work, it should be a clear sign that something needs to change. Even if the progress is slow, working towards a better long-term solution is vital for your sanity and general life happiness.

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#3. Different People Excel In Different Areas

No two minds are identical, and we all work in slightly different ways. Even as school children, some people respond to visual learning while others prefer audio or verbal. Understanding how your brain retains information in the best way can unlock far greater results in the world of business too. On a similar note, developing ways to express yourself in a positive way can leave a better impression. This can extend to employers, colleagues and clients.

Even two members of the same team can have contrasting skills. While employers and team leaders do have a responsibility to get the best out of you, it’s vital to take control of your own destiny. Appreciating your weaknesses as well as your strengths enables the most rounded development. Aside from aiding your career, it can go a long way to boosting your personal life too.

#4. Individuals Need To Discover Their Vision Of Freedom

As well as appreciating the way in which your mind expands, you need to think about what it wants. Ultimately, some people are happy to work for someone else. The stability regarding schedules, workloads, salaries, and responsibilities can be a great thing. For many people, it’s the best way to maintain a good work-life balance too. Once you’ve clocked off from work, there’s no more worrying until tomorrow.

Then again, some people prefer to trade those benefits for the chance to be in control. Whether it’s as a freelancer or a business owner doesn’t matter. If this is what keeps the mind engaged and motivated, it’s something that is worth considering. While other life factors will influence the final decision, understanding the way your mind ticks can only be positive.

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#5. Careers Aren’t The Only Thing On Your Mind

As already stated, a rewarding career is something to be cherished. Nonetheless, it’s far from being the only goal in life. Most people spend at least 40 hours of each week dedicated to work, which is far too long to be left feeling unhappy. Nonetheless, not everyone views their career as a major priority. Knowing where it sits on your list is key. Getting muddled up here will result in negative outcomes across several aspects of your life.

The way you view the world has a huge impact on the motivation levels, as well as your aims of what you want to get out of work. There is no one right or wrong answer. The only true solution is one that works for you.   

Sponsoring Jason Silva in Vancouver!

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I started The Lion’s Life about 5 years ago and today, I have my own Life Coaching practice and in a position to be able to sponsor events such as Jason Silva’s: Hack Your Reality – right here at home, Vancouver B.C.

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When you love something with such passion and are dedicated to a vision of what you want out of life, never ever give up.  No really, don’t give up! Who knew I’d find myself in this position when I posted my first blog post back in 2012. Back then i never had much, all I had was a vision for what I wanted and passion for what I did. Which I realizes today,  they’re a powerful combination to have and they cost absolutely nothing.

The real cost occurs when you do give up, because over the last 5 years I had thought about it many times. When I took a shot and missed, or when I got a negative comment, and even when I thought I couldn’t power through the stress and struggle. Today’s celebrations have made me realize how crucial all of those moments were to the process.

Today I also launched my International coaching practice and as I was updating the my local site, I started to realize why all those entrepreneurs I look up to always say “do what you love.”

It wasn’t easy getting to this point, in fact it doesn’t feel any easier. However, when you manage pull in the tiniest piece of your dream into real life, the hunger to see this through grows and forces you to persevere, and see your aspirations through to the very end.

The dedication it takes to build the life you’ve always envisioned is like training for the olympics, and although I’m still preparing for my gold medal, I definitely feel like I’m on the right track with each victory along the way.

This blog right here is where it all began, and writing this post is helping me comprehend what I have manifested in my life. Scanning though the archives have really put things in perspective for me, especially now thinking ahead to the next 5 years.

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