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How the Balance of Yoga and Meditation Can Motivate You for Success

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Everyone has goals for themselves in life. Sometimes, they are able to achieve them and sometimes they are not. When they are not able to achieve goals, anxiety, stress, depression and insomnia can take over. Mental illness often gives rise to physical illness as the toxins produced by stress attack the weaker areas of your body. Physical and mental illness might affect your personal and professional lives.

While dealing with so much going around, you become stagnant and forget to climb the ladder of your career and life. But, I will ask you one thing, why is climbing the ladder so important? Who made this ladder? Society or yourself? While we work hard day and night for success, we tend to forget what success really means to us. It can mean something different for everybody. 

Working towards success is not about losing yourself. It’s about building yourself while you work towards it. But how do you build yourself and keep calm while moving towards success? The answer to this is not one but two: yoga and meditation.

Below, you can find 6 points as to how the balance of yoga and meditation motivates you to achieve success:

1. Management of stress and anxiety

Stress and anxiety are not just hitting young adults and older people, but also the children and adolescents. It could be due to various reasons, some of which can be technology, abusive parents, stress at home, and bullying at schools. Early childhood is the foundation of our personality and development. So, remember if you go home stressed from work, it will be transferred on to your children. Children pick up emotions and characteristics of their parents. 

It’s important to learn to manage stress and anxiety as early as possible. Yoga and meditation not only reduce stress and anxiety, but also teach you how to manage them. Learning yoga with your family will be helpful and offer an enriched experience as it will make the environment in your home stress free. It will also help you sleep better at night which will make you energetic and refreshed the next morning.

2. Positive outlook

Yoga helps you maintain a positive attitude about your life. Meditation and breathing exercises will make you more conscious about yourself and your actions. Yoga and meditation are not only about body stretches and breathing in and out. They are also a way of life and the benefits are long lasting. Keeping a positive outlook trains your mind in a way that you are able to achieve your goals. It makes you grateful about your life and by looking at the brighter side of life, you move closer towards success. 

“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” – Zig Ziglar

3. Increase focus

Focus is of utmost importance to achieve success in life. Breathing exercises and meditation will help in relaxing your mind and body while energizing your parasympathetic nervous system. You will learn to let go of the burden you are holding in your mind and focus on the important aspects in life. A relaxed mind helps you to sleep better. Additionally, it will help increase your focus.

4. Physically and mentally fit 

If you are physically and mentally fit, you won’t be ill as often. Yoga helps deal with many diseases and ailments like heart disease, menstrual cycle imbalance, blood pressure, diabetes. It helps in achieving a healthy weight and regulates ‘happy’ hormones. Yoga increases the flow of blood and oxygen in the body and improves the circulatory system. It helps in providing oxygenated blood to every single cell of your body, thereby eliminating the probability of falling ill regularly.

5. Increases confidence and productivity

As you learn the yoga poses, you tend to go a step further to achieve the next level of poses. In order to master a difficult pose, you push your mind and body for it. When you are able to achieve it, your self-confidence increases automatically as you think you can handle even more difficult situations in your life. Yoga makes you resistant to stress and develops inner strength and mind control.

A healthy body and mind are directly proportional to increased productivity at work. By decreasing your stress and anxiety, you will increase your competence and take less sick days. Employers should encourage the practice of yoga at their companies as it will have a positive impact on the productivity and efficiency of their employees.

“Learning to be present with yourself and to abide in that which is steady and comfortable does not allow space for self-judgment. When you live this way, you are practicing yoga: you are living fully.” – Judith Hanson Lasater

6. Self awareness and mindfulness 

Yoga and meditation teaches you to have a balanced life. Meditation and breathing exercises make you more aware and mindful about your thoughts, emotions, and feelings. By learning to be mindful, you will be able to focus on the present rather than worrying about what has not happened yet. It helps you to clear the mental clutter and helps you to appreciate the present moment and focus on it while building upon your future.

Have you tried yoga or meditation? If so, please share your thoughts about it with us below!

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How Your Friends Determine Whether You Succeed or Not

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Can anyone do without having friends? We all have our friends, we share ideas with them, talk together, have fun, and fight. Yes, that’s the baseline of friendship. But, do you know that aside from you, your friends can determine whether you achieve success or not?

There are two things in friendship which are the ability to ”love” and the ability to “influence”. This means you are loved and you are influenced. How do your friends affect your success in life? How are they one of the biggest deciding factors of your success? Let’s find out.

What type of friends do you keep? 

First, what type of friends do you keep? Who do you call your best friend? There are two different kinds of friends, good friends, and bad ones. A lot of people have lost their pathway to success and some have also found their road to success all because of the friends they keep, the people they mingle with. 

Who is your best friend? Answer carefully. Having a best friend means you find each other compatible and understanding. Analyze who your best friend is. If your best friend has not motivated you to do something positive, if who you call your bestie has never given you positive advice, lastly if your best friend has never informed and advised you on your shortcomings, then you don’t have a best friend.

This quote tells us “birds of the same feather flock together”. Countless people have changed from their good nature into a bad one all because of friends. One thing to note is, “negative people move with negative aura”. If your best friend is filled with negativity inside-out then you will surely be affected by his/her negative aura.

They influence your success with positivity or negativity 

The friends you keep can either influence you with positivity or negativity because your friends have the power to change your kind of person completely. 

This is how your friends influence you:

  1. They influence you indirectly with what they do
  2. They influence you directly by teaching and giving you advice 

Yes, that is how they influence you. For instance, you watch a movie and you like the way the actor walks. The question is if you truly like the way the actor walks, won’t you try to imitate the actor? Of course, you will.

Just the way you imitate the actor is the same way your friends can influence you with their character. However, the funny part is, they don’t have to teach you to do things like them. You just find yourself imitating and copying them gradually.

An important question to ask is, are you imitating a good friend or a bad one? If you imitate a good friend then you will be good, but if you imitate a bad person, you will surely become a bad person.

Everyone wants to succeed, a good friend will always teach, enlighten, and motivate you for success. A bad friend will only motivate you to do evil things (smoking, drinking, fight, envy,).

And you should know that things like that are a great enemy of success and even of God. So, if you have these bad elements in your life, how will you achieve success? There is no way!

And also, they can teach and advise you directly. But, what do your friends teach you? When you ask them for advice do they inspire you positively or teach you the bad stuff.? A lot of people have regretted lifelong decisions just by listening to the advice of friends. 

The company you keep has the power to influence and change you. Never forget that a positive influence will teach, motivate, and brush you up for success. While a negative influence will inspire you to become a bad person, change your good nature, and leave you with regrets in the end.

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The 3 Step Process to Building a Profitable Pitch

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As a communication coach, one of the top questions entrepreneurs ask me is how to deliver a winning pitch to potential investors. They want to know if there’s a magic formula to get an investor to say yes and buy into their dream and their business. (more…)

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The 4 Pillars of Wealth and Abundance

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Have you ever wondered what the formula for a wealthy and abundant life is? Many people have. Lots has been written about the subject of wealth creation and living an abundant life. It was a breaking point in my journey and pursuit of success when I found out that there is a clear path to achieve success in life. Thanks to those who have shared their journey, we can clearly see and follow the principles of prosperity. (more…)

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Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Podcast, Youtube Channel or Online Show

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Confidence comes from a place of strong understanding of self. After close to three years on radio, I’ve grown from a shy introvert to a shy introvert with an extrovert persona. When the mic is turned on, I can channel a version of myself that some say is attractive, strong, and of course, confident but it wasn’t always this way.

What I want to share with you is what I discovered on this journey into broadcast that you can apply to your life, your ventures, and your personal development. This doesn’t require any fancy gear. It does require a leap of faith on your part because once you go down the road of media; it can change your life.

1. Perceived Expertise

When you go to a doctor, you expect their knowledge will guide them to a solution to your problems. When you have a show, you become your listeners’ doctor. For all the multiple thousands, maybe millions, of YouTube channels, podcasts, and user-created content in the world, each person that gets behind a mic takes a position on their passion, their opinions, and their themes.

They challenge the status quo for the benefit of their listeners in hopes to entertain and educate. With consistency on your side, those fans place you on a platform and give you permission to influence them.

2. Global Acknowledgement

One of the benefits to increasing confidence is when you receive thank you notes from people you may never meet. The feeling of enriching someone’s life from halfway around the globe, provides validation you’re enhancing someone else’s life with your wisdom and your wit.

The very first time I was told I was making a difference in someone’s life in a country other than my own, I felt like I caused massive impact that transcends my circle of influence. When you experience just how much you can cause impact and it comes back to you, it’ll change your worldview.

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

3. Backed By Numbers

One of the most exciting ways to measure success is to quantify your growth. It’s not enough to just broadcast. Having subscribers and downloads helps to know, numerically, how well you’re doing. Word of caution. This can be a way to set yourself up for distress because of number envy but if you understand what the numbers mean; you can control the narrative of the numbers.

The major number that makes most people smile is 10,000. I’d advise it to be 1. Here’s why. As you grow in your industry, so does your reach. If you learned that the one person that subscribed totally changed for the better because of you, wouldn’t that be worth the effort?

4. Effective Communication

While it’s not talked about much, having a show is documentation. You create a dynamic account of your life, your industry, and the pulse on what’s important simply by having a show. When you find a channel to improve your communication skills, you demand attention and people will listen to you. You become more trusted as a leader and people will follow you once they believe you can lead them to their wants and needs.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Tony Robbins

These insights have helped many people become leaders and, ultimately, move others to their best selves. It’s worked for me and I hope it works for you. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing up and showing out.

Have you ever thought about having a radio show? If so, what would you talk about? Let us below!

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