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Self Improvement - Become a Better you

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  1. healzer

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    The past year I have been developing myself in areas I've never ever paid any attention to.

    It's the small details in life that turn dirt into gold.

    Whenever something crosses my mind from personal experience, ideas, concept or tactics on how to improve yourself I'll post it here. If you want to have a personal chat, feel free to chat/call me on Skype.

    Why this thread? Sharing ideas on how to become better, stronger and wealthier financially and spiritually.

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    Having a To-Do list

    Alright, you must've heard everywhere that a to-do list is a must, yes it is!
    I've tried various methods to keep an effective to-do list:
    • Google Calendar
    • Custom C# software
    • Paper (horizontal lines)
    • Paper (squared)
    • Paper blank
    • Paper (low quality)
    • Paper (higher quality)
    • Notebooks
    • Diary/Calendar book
    • Notepad++ (software)
    • Notepad (Windows)
    • Sticky notes (Windows)
    • Excel
    • Paper notebooks
    • Cellphone notepad
    • Writing on my hands
    • Whiteboard in my room

    The ones that currently I work with:
    • notepad++ (having a detailed to-do list)
    • Notebook (paper with plastic cover)
    • Calendar notebook (hardcover)
    • Notepad (for short-term); before you close windows it'll popup so you won't forget to do X or Y
    • Cellphone notepad (when I'm not on my laptop)

    Most recent experiment:
    Got myself something like this for 1$ ( click for image )
    I use it to write everything down: my to-do list ; idea's; concepts; strategies.
    And I think the biggest mistake I've been doing day in and day out was not to take notes of what I read on the internet or BlackHatWorld. When reading something about Pinterest or SEO, I usually don't write it down. And what happens is, within X days/weeks/months I waste time searching for that one thread I've once read.
     
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    I've pulled that software I mentioned above out of my archives:
    Feel free to use for your own purposes, maybe you'll enjoy using it :)

    Download:
    Code:
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    I think most of us have had a bad day, a bad week or a horrible month. It happens and it's just so annoying.

    Here is a combination of three methods that work for me to stay positive:



    1. See yourself from a third perspective ; examine yourself and accept the fact that you need to improve.
    2. See yourself as a new person; someone who is daring and does not fear failure.
    3. Listen daily to motivational tapes/videos and read motivational books. Read magazines about luxury or entrepreneurship.
     
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    Interesting thread! I am not so much in all of that. But I keep notes
     
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    Thank you for your interest and input.

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    Here's another thing: BREATHING

    It's one thing to breath and another thing to BREATH.
    I mean, once you start focusing on your breathing then you start feeling more energized, focused and stronger.
    You don't need to follow yoga classes just to learn that. Whenever you notice that you are impatient, angry or depressed take 30 seconds to just breathe deeply and really focus on only the processes. After those 30 seconds you are a "new and better you".

    There is nothing good in living your day depressed, walking around with a mediocre face and feeling unworthy.
     
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    I use sticky notes for a to do list. Although, I maintain one, it takes me a lot of time to complete those tasks. For example, if a task is meant to be finished in 3 days, I manage to finish it in 10 days even though it is doable in 2 days.
    Reason: procrastination.
    Any tips to counter it?
    Thanks.
     
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    You've started an awesome thread, motivation is needed for everyone. Will be reading it. :)
     
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  9. healzer

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    I know what you mean, that's the reason I've been experimenting with various ways of managing my to-do lists.
    The most important part of managing your tasks is to divide them into very small (micro) tasks.

    Example:
    You wish to setup a GSA campaign for your YouTube channel and video's. Then write on your to-do list:
    1. Write unique 300 word article
    2. Create spun content
    3. Scrape keywords + add link(s)
    4. Create GSA campaign & click start

    Personally if I just write "setup GSA campaign" I would say like "pfff, not in the mood right now" or I'm impatient and just do it badly.

    Don't do things you are not in the mood, leave them and focus on other things which excite you (on your to-do list).
    Make sure your to-do list has at least 5 - 10 different things.
     
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  10. scett

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    For notes I use evernote, its pretty good.

    For anyone being serious about self improvment there is website bulletproofexec.com with tons of golden info. Im in no way related to it, it's just really good.
     
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    "Breathe into your balls" - Elliot Hulse
     
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    Sometimes it becomes difficult to stick to a to do list... Though it's a great way to remain focused
     
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    I know procrastination very well, so for my to-do list I use:
    - google keep
    - whiteboard
    And then I write a "mind map"; I read Tony Buzan and I think his books are really useful.
    Thank you for starting this thread
     
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    My favorite piece of advice for motivation is to keep a rigid schedule and remember that you are working towards a goal. Too many times in my own life I've given up because I didn't hit the goal overnight, but when I remember that it's a process and it takes time I end up being very happy with the result in the end.
     
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    Motivation is the force that sustains your drive to achieve. It is all about expectation and value. There is a high likelihood of success if the motivation is coming from within (eg., passion, interest, personal desire), rather than external (eg., rewards).

    Learn the value of self-regulation to achieve even more.
     
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    I carry a 3" x 5" notebook with me wherever I go, especially on walks- you never know when you're going to get an idea about something.

    I bookmark everything that looks remotely interesting when I'm browsing bhw, or somewhere else, especially when I'm sitting there hungover. Every once in a while I'll take a look through my bookmarks, or if I remember something that I wanted to try a later date I'll be able to scroll back and find it within my bookmarks.
     
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    Indeed! A notebook is still a great thing to use.
    I've tried bookmarking as well. But the thing is, I regularly clean up my browsers or reinstall my OS so it's a bit of waste though.
     
  18. alohamrhand

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    Basic template for achievement:

    Week 1: Research
    Week 2: Testing/Experimentation
    Week 3: Analysis & Retesting
    Week 4: Optimization/Bank

    There are so many factors that get in the way in week 1, though. So hard to stay on task when you got a boss, a parent, a landlord, any sort of authority breathing down your neck. My advice is to cut those peoples out of your life so you can focus. They are important to people without goals, not you!
     
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    Awesome Thread. For my to do I use Evernote and sticky notes :)

    Evernote is very good, because you can organize the notes in notebooks!

    Can you recomend some motivational tapes/videos/books ?
     
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    Haven't heard about evernote though, will check it out sometime.
    As for motivational videos: look up "Les Brown" in YouTube and put it on your phone, so u can listen before sleeping, in the morning, on the train, etc. :p
    Another great speaker: "Eric Thomas"
    Of course there are a lot of video compilations of motivational speeches/etc...

    As for books I've read lately:
    "The 50th Law"

    Books by "Seth Godin" are amazing (marketing specific though)
     
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