How to be completely happy and feel alive

Everyone wants to be happy. They think that they will be happy when they get that promotion, the wonderful relationship, that new car, or more money but they won’t be. There will always be more things or external circumstances they need in order to feel happy. And when they get those things that moment of happiness will be fleeting. They’d have moved on to the next “desire or want” on their list and feel lack and no joy in all that they already possess.

Today I just realized something very profound and it made me so happy that I had to wake up in the middle of the night to write it. [Read more…]

Notes from The 50th Law by Robert Greene and rapper 50 cent

These are my notes from the book The 50th Law by Robert Greene and rapper 50 cents. I think they are very good insights and I hope that if I can keep focused, it will help me achieve some breakthroughs. The book was awesome and although I don’t really like rap or his music I think that his story is pretty amazing. To come from where he was and to have that kind of beginning in life and to be where he is now, it’s very inspirational.

I didn’t expect that someone in that kind of career would have such deep insights to share and that it actually required that much mental preparation to get to where he is. I had expected that to be a musician or singer, you just had to be talented and lucky. Boy, was I wrong! You really should read his story. [Read more…]

Review and Notes from How to Make Millions without a Degree by Simon Dolan

These are my notes and my review of the book How to Make Millions without a Degree by Simon Dolan. I think Simon Dolan, a rich UK businessman wrote a great book and it was inspirational to read about his experiences. I feel like all the years I wasted was what he calls the “messing around phase” in your life where you’re experimenting and learning and trying to find the things you are passionate about and to refine your goals and what it is that you really want in life. Majority of the later 2/3 of the book are filled with short descriptions about other rich people and their businesses and stories and I thought that the beginning part of the book was a lot better.

I liked Simon Dolan’s tone and the first 1/3 part of the book really spoke to me. The later parts of the book just feels like I was reading newspaper clippings about other people. I do want to thank him for writing the book because I think this book and the one by Felix Dennis is awesome and is great pick me up type of material if you’re feeling depressed on your journey. [Read more…]

How to Get Un-stuck!

What if you have so many ideas, projects, and visions for the future and you feel stuck because your current life resembles a chop suey pot of stew with no purpose or direction? (For those of you that aren’t Chinese, chop suey means something that’s a mixture of everything dumped together.)

How do you prioritize everything? The answer is to find out what’s really important to you. What do you want to make real, bring to life, and what are some of the other things you are willing to sacrifice for this to happen?

The first step to get un-stuck is to sit and think about why you feel stuck in the first place. There are many reasons such as A) You’re overwhelmed by too many things B) You feel like things are not changing, there’s no growth and you don’t believe the future you envision will happen (if that’s the case, you need to ask ‘why?’ you feel that way C) Not knowing what to do next D) Don’t have the skill or confidence to pull it off or get un-stuck. [Read more…]

Figuring Out What You Want to Be, Do, and Have is the Key to Getting It

In order to get what you want, you need to know with absolute clarity what it is that you want. Why do you do the things you do? You need to figure out how to get in alignment with who you want to be.

If you could do anything in the world, and accomplish whatever it is you set out to do, what would you do? Where would you live? Who do you want to be? What kind of dream life would you have? What would your perfect day look like?

I think that most people don’t dream or imagine enough. They settle for whatever happens to them and let things happen. If you ask people what they want and ask for specifics, not just vague answers they won’t know. They’ll say things like “Oh, I want more money or I want to travel. Or I want more free time.” How much money do you want? Where do you want to travel to and what would you like to see and how long do you want to stay there? How much free time do you want and what would you like to do with that free time? How do you plan on getting it? Do you plan to work less, switch to part time, or make more money doing something else? [Read more…]