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48 Ways to Get Your Life in Order

Get Organized

This is an article by guest writer Mark Foo, author of The 77 Traits of Highly Successful People.

There’s nothing wrong with a little bit of chaos in your life. As Albert Einstein once stated, “Three rules of work: out of clutter find simplicity, from discord find harmony, in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

Unexpected challenges are what make us stronger, so don’t avoid them. Keep in mind the following 48 tips and you’ll be able to streamline your life and get back on track moving forward.

  1. Recycle old papers that are filling drawers in your house. If you’re anything like me, you have drawers overflowing with old receipts, junk mail, records, and notes to myself. Get rid of all of this. Invest in a paper shredder to reduce clutter and maintain privacy.
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Could You Have Saved the Titanic?

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TitanicDo you remember that scene from Titanic where they first spot the iceberg in their path? They call down to the Captain of the ship to let him know and he calls over to the crewman to turn the wheel all the way to the side. “Is it all the way over?” he yells. “Yes sir, hard over!” comes the reply. The ship slowly starts to turn but because of it’s enormous size it takes a while for the ship to come around. In the end, the effort was too late as the Titanic scraped along the side of the iceberg, punching holes in the ship, leading to the sinking of the greatest ship ever built.

You are currently the captain of an equally enormous and incredible ship.… Read the rest!

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15 Pieces of Baggage Making You Sink!

     Imagine you are in a small boat in the middle of the ocean. You are paddling towards a small island where you will spend 3 months of peaceful relaxation. In the boat you have gathered all of your favorite things. But as you paddle towards the island, you realize there is a small hole in your boat. Water is coming in faster than you can bale it out. Before long you realize that your only hope is to paddle to the island as fast as you can and arrive before the boat sinks completely. But as you paddle harder and harder, you realize that your baggage on the boat is too heavy to allow you to move quickly.

The only immediate solution is to get rid of excess weight by throwing most of your baggage overboard.… Read the rest!

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The One Meal You Absolutely Can’t Miss

For years scientists and health gurus have told us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Why is that? It is because study after study shows us the negative effects of skipping breakfast or eating a non-healthy breakfast. Starting your day with proteins, like eggs and bacon, leads to better brain function, attentiveness, and more energy. Starting the day with refined sugars and other carbohydrates, like donuts or bagels, can lead to energy depletion and mental miscues.

Today I want to talk about a different kind of breakfast. It has nothing to do with what you eat but it does have to do with what you put into your body. I’m talking about a couple of things you could do each morning that will keep you energized and focused for the rest of the day.… Read the rest!

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Is Your Life One of Passive Diffusion or Active Transport?

I was a biology and history major in college so I took a ton of science classes both in undergrad and later in dental school. One of the basic principles of biology is based around how molecules move in and out of cells in our body. There are number of different ways this happens but the two I want to focus on are called “passive diffusion” and “active transport”.

Diffusion happens without any real effort. The basic principle is this: If there is more of one kind of molecule in one area and less in another, the molecules will spread themselves out until there is an even balance. It happens without any energy being used up and really no energy is produced. It would be like pouring a glass of water into a large pan.… Read the rest!

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The Law of the Harvest

(This is an excerpt from my book “The Law of the Harvest” which you can download for free HERE or from iBooks for your iPad.)

There are many “Natural Laws” in existence that help us describe or explain why certain events occur. You may have heard of the Law of Attraction, the Law of Relativity, or the Law of Cause and Effect. One of the most basic and essential natural laws is called the Law of the Harvest.

The Law of the Harvest has been around for as long as man has been on the earth. It has been taught in various forms by religious, cultural and business leaders around the world.

Simply put, the Law of the Harvest says that you reap what you sow; you only harvest what you have planted; your results are the product of your actions.… Read the rest!

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15 Tips for Waking Up Early

It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
– Aristotle

Let me first start by saying that waking up early has been a great benefit in my life. I wake up at 4:30am almost every day! (Sometimes I sleep in until 6:00)

I love waking up early because it is the time of the day when no one else is awake or demands my attention. It is my time to do whatever I want. I can work out, read, plan out my day, or even just check my e-mail. I get to do these things before the day officially begins. Being able to maximize my free time doing things has made all the difference to my quality of life.… Read the rest!

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Just For Today…

In his book “Today Matters”, John C. Maxwell shares the following lines:

1. Just for today, I will choose and display the RIGHT ATTITUDE!
2. Just for today, I will determine and act on IMPORTANT P
RIORITIES!
3. Just for today, I will know and follow HEALTHY GUID
ELINES!
4. Just for today, I will communicate with and care for MY FAMILY!
5. Just for today, I will practice and develop GOOD THINKING!
6. Just for today, I will make and keep PROPER COMMITMENT!
7. Just for today, I will earn and properly manage MY FINANCES!
8. Just for today, I will deepen and live out MY FAITH!
9. Just for today, I will initiate and invest in SOLID RELATIONSHIPS!
10. Just for today, I will plan for and model GENEROSITY!
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7 Steps to Developing a Habit

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This article was posted recently by Brian Tracy. It is a great article and talks a lot about the basic premise of my book “The 3-Week Miracle”. I hope you enjoy it!

By Brian Tracy:
How long does it take to develop a new habit? The time period can be any length from a single second to several years. The speed of new habit pattern development is largely determined by the intensity of the emotion that accompanies the decision to begin acting in a particular way.
Many people think, talk about and resolve to lose weight and become physically fit. This may go on for years. Then one day, the doctor says that, “If you don’t get your weight down and improve your physical condition, you are in danger of dying at an early age.”

Suddenly, the thought of dying can be so intense or frightening that the individual immediately changes his diet, begins exercising, stops smoking and becomes a healthy and fit person.… Read the rest!

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