The Things You Will Always Regret If You Don’t Do Them

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“We convinced ourselves that we were investing in something, when all we were doing was excusing our cowardice.”

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One of my friends moved to Berlin when she was 21. She dropped out of a shitty state college where she was pursuing a degree in communications (with a minor in music, for good measure), and left. She didn’t get a proper visa and only had about 1500 dollars to her name when she went, sleeping on a friend’s couch “until she got on her feet.” She did their chores and cooked them dinner and kept her little space as clean as possible.

We all made fun of her before she left, mostly behind her back, but occasionally to her face. “What is she going to do over there? Be a hooker?” the more callous friends would ask. Once I told her, “I’m just worried about you. I don’t think you’re thinking this through.” She smiled at me and told me that she had thought it through, but that there…

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Things I Remind Myself Everyday

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Every morning as I wake up, I thank God for another wonderful day of my life. And remind myself of these things:

* Before I do my work for the day, I tell to myself…

* When I start writing my masterpiece…

* When I think of things that I am lack of…

* As I lose confidence with myself…

* The last but not the least…

The Top Enemy Of Writers

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“My advice is to never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.” – Charles Dickens

“The really happy people are those who have broken the chains of procrastination, those who find satisfaction in doing the job at hand. They’re full of eagerness, zest, productivity. You can be, too.” Norman Vincent Peale

“The best way to get something done is to begin.” Author Unknown

To all newbie, seasoned, and aspiring writers out there!

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MY THREE GOOD THINGS IN LIFE

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Just a realization since there are a lot of things that is happening around which are definitely good and bad. Well, I can say that I also have ways on how I can make myself better regardless of the chaotic situations that I might experience along the way. I can say that I am the type of person that does not need extravagant things just to set my mood up. I actually believe that once you are contented with simple stuff you will then enjoy and value life the most.

3 GOOD THINGS THAT I LOVE

1. Good Books – since I am a book lover as much as possible I don’t want to limit myself in reading almost anything at all. I do want to give myself a lot of space to learn and discover new things from every books that I encounter.

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2. Yummy Foods – eating is simply hard to resist! It’s something that I don’t want to deprive myself with. Yummy foods are simply the best source of energy and happiness as well.

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3. Nice Sleep – it might be difficult to sleep at exact time, but for me it does feel heaven when I got myself nice and good sleep from a super busy and tiring day. Giving myself a good amount of sleep can make me feel A-Okay the next day.

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Having these kind of lifestyle is simply hard to achieve but then as much as possible I want to make it possible in way that I do know how.

Seek First To Understand

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How often have you heard someone say, “I know that’s what I said, but what I meant was…” or some other example of it?

Communication is an interesting thing. We use words to convey ideas and often struggle to find the right ones. Speaking of course is the worst because it is real time. All the editing typically happens between the head and the mouth.

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Now, if you’re a poor conversationalist, the tips I am about to provide probably won’t help you much. You’re better off renting the movie: The King’s Speech. What I want to work on here is how to be better understood in a more formal speaking setting. That being said, here are some simple tips:

1. Have a point – it is important to be a better communicator. To be clear here, when I say ‘have a point’ I mean something you can articulate in a single sentence. “The reason I am speaking to these people is…”

That sentence will become the anchor to which I attach all the info you are about to provide. Without it the information becomes overwhelming and floats off into the sunset like a boat one the waves.

2. Stick to the point – If you’re being asked to speak you have information. You probably have enough information to speak for hours. But how much of that information supports your point?

In business setting I typically find that something like more that half of the information in any presentation really belongs in an appendix, stuff that supports the talk but isn’t directly connected to the main point. Leave all THAT stuff out. Save it for the question & answer at the end.

3. Consider you audience-  Whatever it is you’re communicating should have some relevance to why your audience is there. Otherwise your point becomes one of trying to prove how smart, or funny, or important you are.

It is important to connect to your audience and learn to seek first to understand rather than just talk about yourself.

 

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