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How to set Goals in Life: The First Ingredient of Success

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“The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear.” – Brian Tracy

Did you know that setting “goals” like “I want to be happy” or “I want to be rich” are a recipe for disaster? No, I’m not saying that because they’re impossible to achieve, it’s that they’re so vague that they won’t give you any information that you can actually act upon. Aside from that, they have no end point to let you know when you’ve finally accomplished the goal. If you want to achieve the things you want and become successful at something, then you must learn how to set goals in life properly. Study this article well, and create your goals based on the principles here!

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” – Zig Ziglar

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5 Life Lessons from Parkour Training

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“Think you are weak, think you lack what it takes, think you will lose, think you are second class – think this way and you are doomed to mediocrity.” – David J. Schwartz, The Magic of Thinking Big

A couple of weeks ago my friend invited me to Ninja Academy in Las Pinas to practice parkour. If you don’t know what that is yet, imagine how people run through obstacles in action movies. Just play this video a bit to see what it’s like:

More than just some cool new tricks, you can learn a lot more from parkour (and other sports) if you pay close attention. These are the some of the lessons you can learn from a few hours of training:

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5 Ways to Make People Like You

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Whether it’s for your business, career, or your friends and family, getting people to like us is a skill we need to succeed and have excellent relationships. Unfortunately, too many people try to force it with flattery and manipulation. If you want to make people like you, then you need to do it the right way: through kindness and goodwill. These are the five lessons you need to learn now.

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“Why am I not successful?” 7 reasons why you might be Failing

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“Work hard and you’ll become successful.” How many of us have heard that advice and followed it hoping that it’d work? You work overtime and you put in extra hours to get some extra cash. You’re tired and stressed from working hard day after day, yet nothing seems to change. “Why am I not successful yet” you ask? While hard work and serious effort is indeed important, reality is far more complex. Here are seven reasons why you still haven’t made it.

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Looking for good Nonfiction Books? Read these next!

Learning new things every day is one of the best habits you can ever develop, and the quickest way to do that is by reading and learning from the lives and experiences of others. If you’re looking for some good nonfiction books to read next, then check out our list here for some ideas!

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10 Pinoy Bloggers you should learn from (Finance and Investing)

Everyone has a story to tell. We all have our own unique talents, experiences, and specialties which we can all use to help others, and bloggers are no different. Even though the subject is the same (personal finance and investing), the wisdom we share and the knowledge we can learn from each other are all unique. I’ve been following several blogs ever since I started writing, and these are some of the ones I enjoy reading. Come on and check them out! You might learn something new.

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Skills for a Better Livelihood: A Quick Glance at TESDA

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“Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day; teach a man how to fish and he’ll eat for a lifetime.”

One of the main reasons why YourWealthyMind.com was created is to help the needy by providing information that they might need. For the average poor Filipino or the low wage employee with a family to feed, life feels like a maze of hard work with little reward. Fortunately, the way out can be learned.

Before we begin, we have to learn one important fact: It’s not how hard we work that determines our pay but how much VALUE we give.

A street sweeper earns less than a software developer.

A rag peddler earns less than a real estate sales agent.

A cook that makes cheap stew earns less than a gourmet chef at a five-star restaurant.

The time and effort at work is similar, but the pay differences are immense.

What’s the key to it all? Useful KNOWLEDGE.

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How to Choose the Best Books on Anything: The Self-Improvement and Non-Fiction Hunter’s Guide

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Sometimes, all you need is just one crucial piece of info in order to succeed, and one of the best ways to find it is to learn from the writings of those who have already succeeded at it. Here’s my short guide on choosing the best books about anything you need to accomplish.

 

(But First!) Why Books over Free Blog Posts and other Internet Resources?
  • In general, most well-written books are organized well from start to finish. Although you might find the same information in a collection of blog posts, their ideas will tend to be fragmented and you might have a more difficult time synthesizing and combining the information into something workable.
  • Unlike blog posts which, by necessity, need to be short and thus cannot go into too much detail on certain topics, well-written books can and do go in-depth about their subjects and do it as a consistent and thematic whole.
  • This is, most likely, the most important one: Since literally almost ANYONE can write a blog, you’ll find MILLIONS of posts (and “free” eBooks) out there that are garbage, like plagiarized content, black hat SEO spam, etc. (so says the blogger, though I DO promise excellence, you know). Books, on the other hand, get evaluated by editors before they get published and that’s the first way to screen out the trash. The second safeguard are unbiased book reviews that are posted all over the internet. A quick read of those reviews will tell you if the information contained in a book is right for you or not.

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25 Awesome Books for Self-Development

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“Many times the reading of a book has made the fortune of a man.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can have anything, be anything, and do anything you desire when you LEARN how to do it. You’ve obtained everything you have now, your salary, your relationships, and your career success, because that’s what you know how to earn.

It’s also all you’ve gotten because that’s ALL you learned to earn.

If you want to become even MORE successful in life, grow as a leader, and have a healthier body, then check out these books here! You might just find what you need.

Always remember: Ideas change lives.
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Why Financial Education Sometimes Fails (The Parable of the Sower)

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In my previous article (“The Rich vs. Poor Myth: Wealth never Stolen; it is EARNED”), I posted about the Philippine poverty rate of nearly 26%. There is poverty everywhere, EVEN WHEN THERE SHOULDN’T BE.

It’s not just the poor who suffer. Much of the middle class are stuck in the drudgery of the “rat race.” It’s what Filipinos call “isang kahig, isang tuka” (lit. “one scrape, one meal”) or a life of living paycheck to paycheck.

So what is the solution? Most finance bloggers like me would say it’s Financial Education. For many who lack money or prosperity, the solution is to simply LEARN how to EARN it.

Learn how to create value and opportunities, just like every rich person who ever lived (check this article to see why).

There are many success and finance books, seminars, government programs, and many bloggers and writers who write about wealth building… yet very few use it. You can give the BEST Wealth and Finance Training in the World but still fail horribly at enriching people’s lives.

Why?
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