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30 day mind your own business challenge

30 Day Mind Your Own Business Challenge

I remember reading this quote for the first time in Forbes and it really intrigued me:

“The person who minds nobody’s business but his own is probably a millionaire.” ~ Anonymous

I’ve decided I’m going to try to actually experience what this person meant on a small scale.

Enter the “30 Day Mind Your own Business Challenge”

For the next 30 days, I’m going to try to mind my own business. And my business only.

No TV. No random YouTube videos. No scrolling through Facebook News Feed. No Instagram. No March Madness. No talking about other people or their business (even in a positive way).

You get the point…

My motivation for this is curiosity and that I’m not simply making progress on my goals. The goals I’ve set for myself are life-changing and I’m not where I expected to be at this stage of the process. Also, it seems like it’d be a fun test of self-discipline.

I have no idea if I’ll be able to make it, but I’ve decided to keep a log of my progress.

For your convenience, I’m including an index to my entries during the “30 Day Mind Your Own Business Challenge.”

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What could you accomplish if you eliminated every distraction and minded only your own business?

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3 Things About Robin Williams Death & Depression You Won’t Hear Anywhere Else

The apparent suicide of Robin Williams has left many people shocked, saddened, hurt, and just plain confused.

Robin Williams touched so many people’s lives.

Testimonies to his kindness, generosity, and, of course, his world-class humor were everywhere in the days following his passing.

There’s another aspect to Robin Williams’ passing which has received a fair amount of attention: the role of depression in his death. – Read More –

Lessons Learned: What LeBron James Can Teach Us About Greatness

In the 11 years since LeBron James entered the NBA out of high school, he’s experienced painful disappointments and learned a lot of tough lessons.

The greats of every industry know that temporary loss doesn’t mean permanent defeat .

Top performers know that in order to win at the highest level, you need to overcome serious failures and adopt world-class mental frameworks to succeed after difficult losses.

In other words, you have to die a few times before you can really live.

What can we learn from LeBron’s greatest mistakes and achievements along his journey becoming the most powerful athlete in the world?

In the stories below, I offer 2 remarkable lessons that we can take from LeBron’s story to apply to our own lives to use as strategies to unlock the greatness within ourselves.

NOTE: These are specific, actionable techniques which can be adopted and used to your advantage immediately… – Read More –

Depression F-ing Sucks! 5 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW to Overcome It…

Okay, depression really fucking sucks.

It’s like doing everything you can, day in and day out, just to have the chance to take a positive step in the right direction.

Every day is an accumulation of all the shitty days that came before, piled onto your back like 49 contestants from the Biggest Loser, waiting for you to take them to the finish line.

The finish line, of course, is your bed. Because you can’t wait to get away from everything and everyone and just do nothing.

The last 5 months I’ve been in and out of depression. – Read More –