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Why You Don’t Need a New Year to Make a Fresh New Start




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Whether it’s a New Year, a birthday or some other standout event on our calendar, these “landmark occasions” can present a great opportunity to take a step back and assess where we are in life.

However while different occasions are useful for measuring timeframes and durations of implementing a new habit, they are not as necessary as people think to make change.

Because certain events throughout the year tend to disrupt our day to day routine with holidays and so forth, we can naturally find ourselves putting more thought than usual into how our lives are shaping out around these times.

Although it is fantastic to use different events as a starting point to set new goals and to assess the direction we are heading in, often people will actually procrastinate and justify to themselves that it is ok to wait until a particular occasion to do something as important as starting to exercise or letting go of a painful experience.

Perhaps you have heard someone talking about starting a new habit and they will say something such as, “next year I will…”? Or, “I can’t wait for this year to be over so I can…!”

Of course if a new habit is so important and is worth implementing at all, it is worth implementing right now. Unfortunately, people can end up putting so much pressure on themselves when these events finally arrive, they can hardly enjoy the occasion.

Today I want to offer you some simple points that can help you make effective change at anytime.

#1. Remember that different occasions are just another day

Sure this is obvious, yet aren’t the obvious things in life the easiest to overlook? When the sun rises everyday of the year, we are presented with a new opportunity for a fresh start, not just on New Years Day. We are a day older everyday, not just on our birthday.

When those special occasions come around, we consciously choose to make a big deal of them. Why not choose to make tomorrow the day you commit to change your life forever.


#2. Develop the habit of making daily adjustments

It is easy to fall into the trap of waiting for time off until we put the time aside to assess our lives. Instead of waiting, there is huge power in making it a daily practice to course correct and to make sure we are on track.

It is far more simple to take five minutes out of each day to adjust one millimetre than having to spend months trying to adjust meters to get back on track in a years time.


#3. Get a run up 

Choosing to start implementing a new action immediately means that you will not only get to start seeing results sooner, but you will also be days, weeks or even months further ahead than someone who waits for an occasion to come around. It always takes a bit of time to find our feet when starting a new habit, so right now is the perfect time to start if it is really so important to you.


#4. Don’t carry the negativity into tomorrow

I once had a draw in our house that I would put all the non important paperwork that I accumulated throughout the week. If I left that draw for a year before I cleaned it out, I dread how much rubbish I would have collected.

This is very similar to those days we have where things don’t quite go to plan. Perhaps we aren’t feeling the best or something happens that causes us to react in a negative way. We might snap at someone or punish ourselves unnecessarily. These days can create cracks. If we don’t give ourselves permission to start fresh and go back and repair even the tiniest cracks on a regular basis, those cracks can grow to such a size that they end up beyond mending.

Just remember that if we can treat each day as an opportunity for a new start and we can become conscious of what we are “tucking away in our draw” each day, we can absolutely set ourselves up for a great future.

Hey I don’t know about you, but I like the odds stacked in my favour. Why not decide to give yourself 365 days of opportunities to live more of a magnificent life.

Here is a picture quote by Joel Brown, the founder of that is so in tune with this article:

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Ignatius (Nash) Mackey is an entrepreneur and young dad with a wide variety of life experience spanning from the military, working in the medical field, hospitality and construction industry. He is a life enthusiast and through his writing, speaking and coaching, he is on a mission to help others release their greatness on earth and live lives of magnificent fulfilment.

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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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