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The 3 Step Formula for Living In The Moment

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Have you ever heard someone talking about how entrepreneurship can be a bit of an emotional roller coaster?

I have too, a lot. It seems that more and more often entrepreneurs are berated with this painful paradigm around the lifestyle that says it’s going be hard and it’s going be suffering, but it will all be worth it one day.

I have a bit of problem with the one day philosophy. The truth of the matter is one day is today. That special day you have been waiting for to let yourself feel good has come today. It was here yesterday as well and maybe you grasped it or maybe you didn’t, but today I am here to let you know that you made it. You made it to that day where you can be truly happy about where you are. That doesn’t mean you give up your ambition and goals for the future. It just means you’re finding joy today, right now, where you are. Allow yourself to feel into that.

How does it feel to know you made it?

I’m sure it’s incredibly freeing. It’s like an enormous pressure has been lifted off your shoulders. You’re still going to crush it in the business world going forward, but you’re going to do it from a place of freedom instead of anxiety.

If you were able to make that leap into truly feeling at peace with where you are right now over the past few paragraphs, then you may have felt a beautiful smile spread across your face. If you weren’t able to make that leap it’s probably because it’s much easier said than done.

Everyone always says “live in and enjoy the moment”, but how do we do this?

I’m about to show you how with my 3 step formula for living in the moment.

 

1. Identify what in your life that is stealing your present moment (causing you pain)

Most people make the mistake of ignoring or avoiding issues in their business or personal lives. That is the worst thing you can do, because even when you are not thinking about it you will still have it swirling around in your unconscious mind potentially sabotaging you.

Instead of avoiding the issue, identify exactly what it is that is bothering you.

 

2. Feel into the pain

Now that you have identified what it is that is stealing your present moment, feel into where that pain is located in your physical body and feel into it all the way. Imagine the worse case scenario plays out with this thing that is causing you anxiety.

Close your eyes and feel into this pain all the way until you feel like you just can’t take it anymore. When you get to that point the pain disappears and freedom takes it’s place.

It may take 10 seconds or 5 minutes, but eventually that feeling plays out and all that stored negative energy disappears. It’s damn near the most relieving feeling you’ll ever feel.

 

3. Create a new truth

Once you find this feeling of freedom replace your current state with one that empowers you. State to yourself an affirmation of truth. Something that is most likely the opposite of what it was that was stealing your present moment.

You can say something like “I am free” or “I am whole and complete” or “I am more than enough”. I’ll let you choose the exact wording, but have fun with it and choose the exact truth that feels right for you.

If this was a powerful tool for you then why not use it every time you have a hard time living in the moment?

You have the power now. Live it up!

I’ll leave you with a quote from the one and only Alan Watts about why it’s so important to develop the emotional fitness to live in the now.

“For unless one is able to fully live in the present, the future is a hoax. There is no point whatever in making plans for a future which you will never be able to enjoy.” – Alan Watts

Brandon runs the Entrepreneur Fitness Podcast where he interviews entrepreneurs, neuroscientists, psychologists, nutritionists and other experts in peak performance to reveal the tactics and inspiration that you need to excel.

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4 Lies You Keep Telling Yourself When You’re Afraid to Do Something

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When’s the last time you let fear get the better of you? Whether we want to admit it or not, fear keeps us from doing a lot of the things we know we really should do to achieve our goals. Fear is especially detrimental to entrepreneurs (read ‘wantrepreneurs’) that want to launch their first big project. (more…)

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Tips, Tools, and Techniques to Create Your Curiosity

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Curiosity is a great characteristic that people rarely sustain in their lifetimes. Some people struggle to sustain curiosity because of their internal and external challenges. They cannot encourage curiosity to come to the fore as they condition their mindsets with their learning, experience, and environment. However, there are very few individuals who sustain their curiosity levels throughout their lives to excel as extraordinary achievers.  (more…)

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5 Life Tips You Didn’t Know You Needed to Hear

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Life is a battleground, we need to keep fighting until our appointed time on earth comes. So, in this post, you will see the best of the best life tips you have never heard before. These tips are life-changing and can change you immediately. Let’s go!

1. Be independent 

Hundreds of millions of people make this mistake. We depend on people like us. “he will get it done for me, she will get it done for me”. You rely heavily on people and guess what, you are making a big mistake. 

There are a lot of people that have helped others and perhaps time changes for them, they become poor and rely on the people they have helped, guess what comes out at the end of this reliance? Disappointment, promises backed by failures, etc. 

Who are you depending on? Who is that person you can’t do without when getting things in your life done? If there is anyone, you are making a big mistake. And starting today, all you have to do is add a prefix – what if!

What if my friend stops helping me, what if I get disappointed by people I trust with my life, what if they neglect me and turn me down”.

A man or woman that depends on people like him is equal to a feeble pillar holding the four corners of a house. What happens when the feeble pillar falls? The man’s house falls down super-flat. Your trust should only be in Jesus. Man can fail us at any time but God is always faithful till his Kingdom comes. 

2. Love your neighbor as yourself 

The gravity of this word is enough to shatter the whole earth into pieces. 

Only if the whole world just kept this simple commandment Christ Jesus gave then, there will be no murders, poverty, greediness, anger, envy, betrayal, disappointment, etc. 

Why are there such things in the world? Because we hate ourselves. As long as you are fine all is well. You care about yourself only, selfish, you have and yet you cannot give. 

Those are the characteristics of over 90% of the 7.6 billion humans on earth. Why can’t you do to others what you would have them do to you? Why can’t you help that suffering neighbor who needs food? Then, a lot of people will say 

“Go away from here beggar, what did you do with your youth, I can’t give you a dime, beggar”. Why are we so cruel? This is the best tip you must dear to your heart. 

No matter what you have, no matter how little or in whatever way you can help. Help people, show them love, love them as you love yourself. Don’t forget this, today’s beggar, uneducated, debtor, poor person, etc can later become the greatest person in the world tomorrow. 

“Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something.” — Ashton Kutcher

3. Have a growth mindset

A growth mindset is what makes one successful and go far in life. However, a fixed and stagnated mindset throws one into jeopardy of life.

A lot of people have a fixed mindset, what they believe is what they believe, nothing you say on earth can change their mindset, they are the most educated in the world so they don’t need to learn any further. Did you have a fixed or growth mindset?

A growth mindset leads to success, achievements, happiness, learning more, and becoming better. On the other hand, a fixed mindset leads to complacency, pride, lack of achievement, ignorance, the stagnancy of the mind, etc. 

Let’s see an example of someone with a fixed mindset:

Cait tells Alice: Alice stop being so proud it’s annoying. 

And Alice responds:

“How dare you say I am proud, I am not. I am the most humble woman on earth”. In the example, Alice with a fixed mindset has a fixed mindset. However, what she does not know is that she is in the darkness of her ignorance. She is ignorant of the fact that she is a proud person thus, she can’t see it. 

People with a fixed mindset are ignorant. You must never have a fixed mindset. Always be willing to learn and to grow with humility. Pride can take you nowhere. 

4. Forgive everyone and give as many second chances as you can  

A lot of people have done all they could to be happy and have peace. But, they find out that happiness is not just there and that peace of mind is absent. 

Why is that? It is because you have a lot of grudge against people that have offended you. Yes, we know, it pained you to your heart, and what next? Keep malice? But, do you know what that unforgiveness does to you?

I call it the seed of unforgiveness because it plants a seed in your heart and this seed further grows to become hatred, depression, lack of freedom, zero peace, etc. 

If in only one person’s heart are all these things, then a person like that can never know peace and happiness. For example, if you were to go to a party with your friends and you hear that perhaps the other friend that you keep malice with is coming to the same party. 

Naturally, the only thing you would think of is not going to the party anymore because you want to avoid the person at all costs. And what does that add to you? It doesn’t add instead, it subtracts from your life because you could have gone to the party, had fun, and even have new friends or even new opportunities.

If not for anything will you forgive people, forgive them for the sake of God, for the sake of Christ Jesus. Because if you cannot forget the trespass of people, don’t expect God to forgive you. Forgive everyone, give them as many second chances as possible. 

Mind you, they can still mess up and make terrible mistakes all you have to do is keep forgiving them. This may not be so easy to the flesh. However, it is only The Spirit of God that can make you forgive the trespass of people. Without The Holy Spirit, it is impossible to do so. 

5. Love God

Do you love God? Are you a child of God? Do you believe in Christ Jesus? Even if the rest of the tips on these lists do not resonate with you, I want you to hold this very important to your heart which is to Love God with all your heart, soul, and strength.

And you can do that only by being a child of God. This life is too short. It is like a vapor, it is nothing. Life is more like an empty barrel that makes noise. You will grow old, your strength will leave you and you will die but, what happens after that? Where are you going to spend the rest of your eternity? 

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Explore Stoicism to Lead Your Life With Purpose and Meaning

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With the advent of technology and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR), there is increased volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity globally. People find it challenging to predict where the technology will take them to the next level. They are excited with the innumerable advantages arising from automation and artificial intelligence but they are equally concerned about the threats arising out of them. Precisely, humans are caught between peace and prosperity. (more…)

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