This is the #MasseyTunnel this morning. This would be my commute if I worked in the city. 📷 credit: @amberontheair
When freelancing feels “too” hard - which happens often, like it’s happening to me right now - my mind sometimes slips into thinking “maybe I should get a ‘normal’ job.” As if that would be easier
Then something like this photo comes along to snap me out of it. And I remember why I’m doing this
If I had a ‘normal’ job I’d give up the extra time I have with Jen and Nate. I wouldn’t have the flexibility to go and workout in the middle of the day, or take my son to school in the mornings and pick him up in the afternoons. To choose how I fill my own schedule. And a long list of other benefits
If I gave up working on my own business my time would belong to someone else. Or to some other circumstance, like a traffic jam
Owning my time AND running a viable business isn’t easy. Now success & failure are entirely on me. That’s why it feels hard
There are days that I’m exhausted. And overwhelmed. And anxious. I take on too much and feel like I’m losing control. A voice in my head keeps whispering in my ear: “You suck. You’re an imposter. You’re not fooling anyone.” It won’t shut up
Then on other days, I feel like a rock star. I’m on top of my game. I’m getting shit done. Everything’s going smoothly and nothing can stop me
Up and down. I make mistakes. I learn. I get better. And then I make new mistakes. And get better at those. Up and down
It’s an emotional rollercoaster. I think I’ve cried more in the last 18 months of freelancing than in the last 30 years of my life. Like full-on curled in a ball on the floor breakdown. (But holy shit does it feel good afterwards)
It’s easy to be positive when things are going well. And it’s easy to forget the good stuff when things aren’t going so well
So this is a note to self: stop feeling sorry for myself and keep going. Because it’s worth it
“Being successful is hard. Having the life you want is hard. NOT having the life you want is even harder.” Ray Dalio said that on James @Altucher ’s #podcast , talking about his book “#Principles ”. I’ve been listening to the #audiobook . I recommend it
Definition of Ha-Ha-Hmmm...😂🤔
There’s always so much to worry about and to make decisions about and then things come up, but it’s a lot easier to just DECIDE and from then on nothing is going to change your mind.
If you’re teaching someone and they make a mistake or think they did, use the opportunity to teach in a positive way without putting them down.
I give it an 8/10. Worth the read.
WHEN A NIGGA SAY WHAT HE GONE DO TELL THE NIGGA HE A LIE AND A REAL BAD BITCH GET HER OWN SO HIS MONEY CANT BUY. WHEN A NIGGA SAY HE BALLING ASK WHERE HIS TITLE & HIS DEEDS AT NOT WHERE HIS CLOTHES & HIS KEYS AT. ASK HIM IS HE RENTING TELL EM THAT YA DADDY WAS A REAL BALLER HE WAS BLOWING MONEY BY THE SEASON!! LET EM KNOW YOU GOOD LEFT A COUPLE BANDS IN THE WHEEL FOR YOU BIG COUSINS RAISED RIGHT THAT WOULD KILL FOR YOU 💕❤️. #SHEWONTEVERACTLIKETHESECHICKS#ISLAM#PRINCIPLES & #MORALS . #BABYGIRL I GOT YOU 4EVA
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Excuses are the disease.
If you have this mindset and strategy you will achieve so much more, whether something failing is your fault or not whether something not popping is your fault or not ...the accountability mindset is the game!
Tag a winner who always thinks it’s their fault. I’ll start .. @garyvee @rolandcoutinho
"Our first 30 days is not going to look like our next 30 days."
And that's the thing about being in business. It is as exciting as it is challenging.
If you haven’t listened to the episode yet, head on over to your favorite podcast apps and search for Blue Chip Podcast (or click link in bio). ⠀⠀⠀
You’ll learn more about Exclusive Insight, how it is changing the game and what the future looks like for Australian sports.
One more from the #Sunset because that #Tree 's #Silhouette 😍😍😍 #Today was exhausting yet wonderful doing what I love for work. And as I went to take the trash out I caught sight of the most glorious sunset and caught myself quoting @PriscillaShirer saying "#YesLord !!!!" as I ran inside to grab the camera. In a few chilling minutes I snapped what I could until I couldn't take the cold anymore. As I ran into the house I wondered, "what are these pictures going to say to me?" And as I loaded them to the computer I realized from the pictures I snapped this week ( a few from posts prior as well) that EVEN #NATURE TAKES A #REST . Nature can teach us so much about the #Principles God put into place! #SabbathMargin#Breathe#BreatheStudy#Faith
Today's #Sunset was the 💣😍😍😍 #HomeSweetHome#PureMichigan#Evening#Instamood#Today was exhausting yet wonderful doing what I love for work. And as I went to take the trash out I caught sight of the most glorious sunset and caught myself quoting @PriscillaShirer saying "Yes Lord!!!!" as I ran inside to grab the camera. In a few chilling minutes I snapped what I could until I couldn't take the cold anymore. As I ran into the house I wondered, "what are these pictures going to say to me?" And as I loaded them to the computer I realized from the pictures I snapped this week ( a few from posts prior as well) that EVEN #NATURE TAKES A #REST . Nature can teach us so much about the #Principles God put into place! #SabbathMargin#Breathe#BreatheStudy
Title: All about mindset.
So just started this audio book and it started pretty captivating. T Harv Eker already said Success in the markets is all mindset, the beginning of this audio book validated the concept.
Whether you make money or not in the market is not about gambling as it is about forecasting that requires patience, emotional control, and almost counter thinking.
Ray Dalio who trades in the markets, said the same thing. He came from an era where stocks was in a bull and the strategy was put whatever you had into stocks. The stock market was doing really well.
He later learned that there is a mindset, as the typical mindset fails in the market since the main way of thinking moves the market and you have to think almost opposing that of the general crowd to trade successfully.
He came by a lucky break in one of his trade that could have went south and in his process he had to learn that his thinking about thinking had to change, following algorithms to increase success, in business and in life.
Another thing is meditation, once again in another book. He swears by it, he also stated Steve Jobs who he knew also meditated.
Just finished the audio book Grit, and this was my next choice and I think it’s a good one.
A tag that represents all of us cus we got similar principles and beliefs but interpret and express 'em singularly on the streets
people around us be deceiving us
shifting our minds from the truth of our lives to the lies in front of our eyes
Capnation is mos def on the rise
a movement that with y'all Fellanation will grow strong and wise
to discard 'em distortion and cling to legitimate causes
with an excursion or even an incursion
Ima hit y'all souls and emotions for y'all to smile with affection and preach the truth of y'all true person
Peace ✌🏾️ Credits to Mad May
'Movement' manually created textures, combined & enhanced digitally to explore design principles, by Tony Lui, Certificate IV in Design graduate. Meet your Teachers. Book an Interview boxhill.edu.au/ci Secure a place, Study graphic design & photography in 2018 #principles
I either win or I learn. I never lose.
When you enter the gym you start of weak and train to become strong.
The same principle applies to life.
If you want something go and get it.
Romanian Deadlifts Form: A movement worth mastering.
For me, this version is best for training lower back, and to a lesser degree glutes and hamstrings.
1) Barefoot or hard-soled sneakers gets you closer to floor, makes it easier to shift weight back while pushing through heels, increases stability.
2) Comfortable, shoulder width stance with arms just outside of legs.
3) Bar just above where shoestring knots would be.
4) Lifting straps help with grip and bar control.
5) Neck neutral, or chin slightly elevated, keeps back from rounding.
6) Tighten lats and traps while taking slack out of bar.
7) Huge inhalation before pulling weight - holding breath until weight returns to floor. This helps to stabilize core. Repeat for each rep.
8) Do not hyperextend back at top of movement.
9) Bar moves straight up and down, close to body - visualize pushing floor away rather than lifting bar upwards.
I usually crank out 5-10 sets weekly.