More
Select Page

Growth Hacks

There’s Nothing Wrong With You

“I don’t know what’s wrong with me that I don’t like it” my client said to me as we were in a training session. She was referring to a trendy cycling studio she tried out for a class. My immediate response was: “Why does there have to be something wrong with you just because a lot of people love it, but you don’t?

This touches on a bigger issue. If something is really popular and loved by many but you don’t love it, is that a problem?

NO is the answer! People like different things. It’s ok if you don’t like something that a lot of people like. Heck, it’s ok if you don’t like something that everyone else likes.

For more information, please visit:
http://tinybuddha.com/blog/10-ways-i-know-theres-nothing-wrong-with-you-or-me/

Your Own Worst Critic

It’s tough to not be your worst own critic and it’s a problem. It’s hard enough to surround yourself with good people who will be supportive in your life. It’s so important though because a lot of times the voice holding you back is your own.

It’s easy to be critical of yourself even when people who care and support you are telling you that it’s not as bad as you think.

We brush it off as they’re just being nice and trying not to let us down. The truth is, its usually not as bad as we make it out to be.

Give yourself a break. Stop beating yourself up.

For more on this topic, please read this article:
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/depression-management-techniques/201404/what-do-when-you-are-your-own-worst-critic

-Victor Reyes

Surround Yourself with People Who Push You

Accountability partners make us better. Having someone to answer to when you don’t accomplish a task can be a big motivator.

When trying to change or improve habits whether it be to have healthier habits, save more money, get a business project done, etc it’s always better to do it with someone or have someone to hold you accountable.

Surround yourself with positive people who will make sure you’re getting things done.
Added bonus: It’s always good to have great friend/partners along for this wonderful ride called life. Have a great people to share good and bad times with. They’ll help make it so the good outweigh the bad.

– Victor Reyes

Accountability Partners

Accountability partners make us better. Having someone to answer to when you don’t accomplish a task can be a big motivator.

When trying to change or improve habits whether it be to have healthier habits, save more money, get a business project done, etc it’s always better to do it with someone or have someone to hold you accountable.

accountability-growth-hack

Surround yourself with positive people who will make sure you’re getting things done.
Added bonus: It’s always good to have great friend/partners along for this wonderful ride called life. Have a great people to share good and bad times with. They’ll help make it so the good outweigh the bad.

For more on accountability partners check out this article:
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228077

The Power of Positive Thinking

Contrary to popular opinion, positive thinking is an important skill that can be acquired, rather than being an innate attribute in some people. Positive thinking can benefit the mind in many ways. It can increase creativity, initiate the pursuit of new skills, and of course, increase happiness. Here are three great ways to train your brain in the art of positive thinking:

Meditate

Research has shown that people who regularly meditate experience more positive emotions than those who do not. Meditation creates a sense of mindfulness in your daily life so you can get more pleasure out of the small things.

Write

Record a positive experience in a journal at the end of each day. This task will train your mind to look for the positives throughout your day which will elevate your mood.

Play

Schedule time to have fun in your daily life. Explore. Experiment. Do something that you thoroughly enjoy. Allow yourself to smile and have a great experience.

To learn more about positive thinking, check out James Clear’s article here.

Milk: An Emperor with No Clothes

Did your grandmother or some other elder in your family ever say something like: “Drink your milk, it will help you grow up big and strong”? In our culture, milk seems to be this elixir of health that provides many benefits with no downside costs to our health. This could not be more false. Milk, along with many other high-caloric drinks, can be harmful to our health. The reason? Think about the time it takes you to drink a glass of milk and the time it takes to eat an orange. Drinking high-caloric drinks like milk quickly floods our bodies with sugars and fats with no fiber to regulate the absorption of these calories.

The result is a spike in blood sugar, which can cause problems like diabetes, daytime exhaustion, and other endocrine-related issues. There have also been multiple studies completed attempting to link drinking milk with a reduction of broken bones and increased growth. All studies have shown no such relationship exists. Animal milk has evolved for thousands of years to be beneficial to a specific species at a specific development stage. Children and adult milk-drinkers are not only a different species, but are also in the incorrect development stage to be drinking dairy milk.

For a more detailed explanation about why diary milk is not as healthy as you might think, check out this video.

Good and Bad Habits of Smart People

Extraordinarily smart people have more in common than you might think. Smart people are persistent, they set goals, they are avid readers, they are self-disciplined, and they think about thinking (metacognition). People tend to know most of these good habits of smart people but overlook the bad habits that they share.

Smart people tend to drink, use drugs, are night owls, and are anxious. Having high intelligence is not always a walk in the park; these people tend to live the most difficult yet rewarding lives. Purposefully exhibiting many of these traits will not make you smarter, they are simply uncontrollable tendencies of intelligent people.

The Good and Bad Habits of Smart People

From Visually.

Tips to Become a Better Business Partner

When working in the business field, working with others is a common occurrence. In order to be a better business partner, it is important to gain certain skills and to train specific traits.

To be a successful business partner:

  1. You have to be able to voice your opinion, even if it’s against your higher‐ups.
  2. You have to be able to work with others and communicate.
  3. Be able to tackle new projects and try new things.
  4. Contribute to discussions and share your knowledge.
  5. Be able to translate between numbers on a page and insights in real life.

Learn more about what it takes to be a successful business partner