1. Why Knowing these 5 Psychological tricks will give you an upper hand when negotiating daily with people.
The first one is the word “BUT” or “However”. These words are commonly used. We use them a lot in communicating with our family members, friends, and colleagues. People do not realize the amazing power around the word “BUT”.
Many people deliver varied messages the wrong way. They tend to deliver the good news first and then the bad news next. But the opposite is the way to go if you want to maintain a good relationship with people.
For example, if a friend or family member asks you to hang out with them and you cannot oblige. Instead of saying “I really cannot go out tonight”, you can say. “I really cannot go out tonight, but I would have loved to.” Thanks for the invite”. The person will not feel so bad since you responded with a positive attitude.
So, in any sort of scenario with combined news, put the good material second and the not so good news first.
2. Another Psychology Trick That Gives You An Edge In Daily Negotiations. It Works Tremendously.
The second tip has to do with something called “A DOUBLE BIND”. This happens when conflicting messages are generated in communication. With one negating the other. You want to be aware of this especially when it is being used in a sales situation, perhaps to your disadvantage.
Double bind theory was first described by Gregory Bateson and his colleagues in the 1950s.
Double binds are often applied as a form of control without open pressure. The use of confusion makes them difficult both to respond to and to resist.
This technique can be used to help in making decisions or to upsell your option. The possibilities are almost limitless.
When using this sales technique, it is important to offer only two options – no more, no less. This gives the perspective of choice, yet it does not overpower someone with different options.
For example, if you are looking at a menu in a restaurant and your waitress presents you with two specials for the day like grilled Salmon with a side dish or grill steak with salad. And you were just looking at the menu and have not decided on what you want to eat.
This trick is used in sales all the time. Be aware of it. You can use it much to your advantage with people. Or in leadership or sales roles where you have to use persuasive negotiations to influence associates. The best way to do this is to use “A DOUBLE BIND”.
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Next is the third trick. This is about VISUALIZATION. Our brain is continuously using visualization in the process of envisioning future occurrences. It happens so naturally that you usually are not aware of it.
Research shows that when we visualize, we can do implausible things in our lives, what we do not realize is that the images that are created in other people’s heads by our own words are just as powerful.
The more details you have in visualization the more real it will become, and the more it will increase performance as the brain starts to grow neural connections that result from the repeated visual image along with enhancing motivation that increases the likelihood of taking an action toward your goal.
For example, if you think about wanting to go to Paris, France for a vacation and instantly reject it, you quickly forget about it. However, if you think going on a vacation in Paris, close your eyes and spend a few minutes really visualization the details, how wonderful it would be, site seeing, enjoying the images until you are filled with excitement, your decision to purchase a ticket and plan your trip increases intensely.
So now, you have imprinted the idea in your brain, and your brain gets activated in trying to develop plans on how to attain what it is that you desire and have visualized.
You might start to think about putting together the best itinerary for your trip. You start researching tourist attractions and things to do in Paris.
For example, you are in a relationship, and you have been pitching to your partner that you need a break. You both need to go on a vacation, or a cruise and your partner has been reluctant to cave in.
You can put the picture in your partner’s head by talking about the trip, the different restaurants, and the beaches there. Show him pictures and indirectly help him/her visualize it.
Before long, your partner will be excited to plan and go on the trip with you. He/she now has the image in his / her mind. Indirectly painting a picture for someone else will be useful in getting them to see and visualize with you.
4. Anotherpsychology trick that works most times in upping your negotiation game.
Give a little something to get a little something in return.
The fourth tip is about Reciprocity. Make people feel needed when you ask for help.
If you need someone’s help, it is usually better to start off with the phrase, ‘I need your help…’People like to feel needed, and they dislike feelings of guilt. When you start off the conversation with that phrase, people are more likely to be compelled to help you.
Also, people are more likely to help if they feel or know that they will get something in return.
Do not make it only about yourself when requesting a favour from people. Especially people that you are not acquainted with. Let them know what they will benefit from it.
You do not just write a proposal requesting that they sell your products to their customers. The best approach is to do some research about their customers. And figure out that they will like your products.
You then let the grocery store know that putting your product on their shelves will attract more customers and expand their clientele.
This trick can be used in your personal life as well. A friend will be more obliged to give you a ride if you offer to put gas in his / her car.
Another example is when you need a place to stay. Offering to help with rent will make someone feel good about sharing his / her place with you.
5. This is an effective psychology trick that works most of the time. When resources are not available, we are more likely to desire them.
The last thing that we are going to talk about is “SCARCITY”. Now I have talked about “SCARCITY” but truly it might be one of the most if not the most importantsocial psychological factors for creating designs.
We go crazy when we feel like this is our last chance to have something, someone, or whatever it is. The problem here is that when we really want something in our lives, we tend to make ourselves extremely available, we destroy any sense of SCARCITY.
Many relationship coaches and mentors hammer on this point. Do not be too available if you want to be respected and appreciated.
For example, there are people that take you for granted because you are always available whenever they beckon. They feel like you do not have anything better to do anyway. But when you spruce up your life with daily positive activities that keep you engaged such that you are not waiting for hands and feet on such individuals. Things change and you are more appreciated.
So next time such people need your help or time, they will call ahead and plan with you and not take you for granted. Because making yourself less available makes them value your time more.
Another example is when you are dating. People get very excited when they meet new potential lovers.
And want to be around them all the time. But this makes them susceptible to being taken for granted. They appear needy and clingy when this happens.
Remember not to drop everything, including your life, when you first meet a potential “special one”. Make yourself a bit scarce and you will be highly valued and appreciated.
Keep in mind that scarcity is extremely important for influencing people. It works on me, works on everybody all the time. It works in sales, relationships, and many aspects of life. Do not fake it but allow your schedule to be filled with things that make you a bit more scarce and less accessible. ( go out with a friend, have a break for yourself with meditation, read a book, have a spa day, spending time with your parents … fill up your calendar with simple things then you don’t feel like cheating)
Knowing these tricks has helped improve my communications and negotiations skills tremendously. We encourage you to utilize them in your daily transaction.
If you found this helpful you can start applying these 5 psychological tricks and tips today.
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Long before the coronavirus outbreak struck, working from home was introduced in some companies around the world. Nobody expected it to become so quickly a must and a big challenge for a lot of white-collar employees.
When you are home all day, there are many ways to get distracted. The TV stares at you and it is tempting you to have a sneak peek on your favourite Netflix series or movie. The couch looks so inviting to sit down to watch TV maybe only 1 hour or so.
You could do the cleaning and tidy up of your home, or maybe you could do the ironing.
Or you could call a friend and talk a couple of minutes. Working from home has many temptations around the corner.
It is so easy to fall into this trap when you know there is no one around who holds you accountable. Establishing a routine and a schedule on what you should do is essential. Stay on top of all your tasks with these simple tips.
Devote some time to a 15-minute meditation to clear your head and align yourself.
Not everyone is a friend of meditation but there are many ways to get you into the right mindset.
Have a hot cup of coffee to start your day.
Create a mental To-do list for you on what you want to achieve today.
Have a walk
Do some exercise
Do whatever sets the mood for you to get going.
3.Get ready for the day.
Working from home does not mean you can sit around the whole day in your pyjamas with the television on in the background. Take this picture out of your mind. That is not how it works.
It is the same as you would be working from an office. To be successful, you have to set yourself up for success. You have to taste it, see it, feel it, hear it, and of course, want it. ( Free webinar Winning the game of money)
Get dressed and start your day as you would going to an office. It is so much easier being dressed up and talking on the phone to a customer or a team member as when you are in your pyjamas.
Tip of the day.Every day before you start, set an intention for today.
4.It is vital that you get into a routine or rhythm to perform at your best.
One of the most important things you have to do is establish working hours and break times.
Even working from home is flexible, you need rhythm and a routine.
You know procrastination will kick in when you are most vulnerable and that is normally the time when your bio clock is at the lowest. Any distractions that lead to procrastination is bad. Having routine cuts out those little distractions by 60%.
5. Dedicate a space where you can work from home in peace.
It is vital that when you are working from home that you have a place where you work and where you are not disturbed by your kids and other members of the household.
You might be able to work on your kitchen table or work from your balcony when the weather is excellent. Where you work is up to you, but you need to be able to concentrate and be productive, not busy.
7. Sit comfortable and align your back
People can work in many positions. Some people can work in bed or on a sofa for hours. Whenever you do not have a working desk available, make sure you got a small table in reach of you. Even if you do not have to work with a lot of papers and documents around you.
It is always good to have a side table handy for a glass of water and your phone.
You can also use a c-table for the comfort of your neck and posture.
Some people love sitting on the floor than prop yourself with a couple of throw pillows to maintain proper body alignment.
The best way to work is by sitting on a table with a proper chair and back support. Use the kitchen table or whatever is available. It is important that you can work in peace and are not distracted.
8. Track your Time
Be aware of how you spend your time. Answering emails and or getting sidetracked on social media. How many hours do you spend on the phone? Streamlining some of your tasks might be a good idea to keep you productive. Use Rescue Time to track your time and record your productivity.
Work with the 80/20 rule to get most out of your day.
What counts in the end of the day is that you know you accomplished the tasks you set out. Ending the day with being satisfied and happy in crossing off the to-do list is rewarding in itself.
10.Set a Timer for your breaks
Find out what is your attention span, and when you lose focus.
Set your timer for a period of time and get up from your computer to stretch your legs, go to the Restroom or walk around and get fresh air.
It is suitable for your eyes to get off the screen and look into the distance for a while. Getting off the computer screen also means not looking at your phone screen.
You can get a snack too, or get some Vitamin D when you go outside to boost your immune system. When it is rainy weather than turn on all the lights to get you out of that mood, a rainy day brings with it.
11. Don’t Multitasks stay on Monotasking?
When you focus on your work and finish one task at a time, you are much more productive.
Focusing on many tasks all at once will make you busy but not productive.
Get one task done well vs three tasks done poorly.
Some great copywriters are Jim Edwards and Gary Halbert. Today you will find a few tips on how to use words that sell and improve your copywriting.
The first Copywriting Excerciseis mental copywriting. Yes, you heard right mental copywriting.
What is mental copywriting… Quickly explained whenever you see an ad, you think to yourself how could you make that ad better.
Example: When you drive down the street, and you see on the street side an Mc Donald Billboard. There is a picture of the Big Mac with French Fries. “It says “Think Big get a Big Mac.” In your head, you should not be thinking how the big Mac will taste with a fresh cold coke, no you will be thinking how could you make this Billboard ad better.
So you are going to rewrite mentally that ad, like “Think Big get a Big Mac at Mc Donalds 2 miles from here. “
Or when you have a doctor’s visit, and you see the magazines lying on the table, grab one and look at the ads. Do mental training.
Maybe you see one of those electric dog water bowls, where the water is flowing. The ad says: “Best electric water bowl for dogs with long ears. “Rethink and rewrite this ad mentally in your mind so that a customer would buy that water bowl immediately.
You could say: The best electric water bowl specially made for dogs with long ears.
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Please understand you will save many files. It is important that you go through from time to time and declutter your computer get rid of what you do not need. ( If you do not systemize your swipe file you will be drowning and spend hours in searching for things.
What should be going into a swipe file?
Now, what is supposed to go in a swipe file? Well, I always save things that make me click on them, I say things that make me sign up, I look at my competitor’s sales copies and save some I find appealing.
I save things that make me laugh, and I also keep things that make me go wow,
Now the purpose of this swipe file is that later when you’re trying to think of something, and you’re running out of ideas you can go back to your swipe file and start browsing through it and get ideas right away.
For example, if I’m trying to write a sales page.
I’m at the price section, and I am running out of ideas,
In my swipe file, there is a section that is called pricing.
I go there and look through to see how other people structure their pricing pages.
I get some inspiration or copy the idea if it is good. Make sure you keep from your Sales Letter or Advertising campaign a copy too. I could take some inspiration or just flat-out copy some of those, so make sure to keep your swipe file.
Copywriting exercise Number four. Trim, Trim, Trim …
The whole goal of copywriting is to take information from one brain and transmit it to a bunch of other minds.
The point of copywriting is not to hit a specified length on an article or to get fancy.
In short, the point is to get across information from one brain to the other—the more concise, the better. How long a sales copy is depends on the product and the audience. Some say at least 500 words some say less than 200 words.
It is up to you, and you have to try to get your message across. One thing is for sure people do not want to read a novel as a sales copy. Think about yourself. How much would you read when you are ready to buy something.
There is NEVER one size fits all.
Secret Tip only for you.
Most Marketers make this mistake and wonder why the sales are slow.
One thing most people make online is that they do not segment their traffic. That means they give the wrong message to the wrong audience.
So instead read your copy out loud, do it on your desktop, speak into a microphone and record it then listen to it. You can also use voice to text, and it will write it out itself.
Sometimes when you dictate your thoughts, it is easier than to write them into an excellent sales copy.
From there you can listen to it and you can decide if it is boring, fantastic or just an article that puts people to sleep. If you find it is an absolute fantastic copy that people get excited over it then use it put it to work and make money with it.
Push some boundaries and see how it sounds, sometimes we have to spice it up a bit to make the text in our sales copy look sexy and sound exciting.
Those are six of the best copywriting tips for you to write a better sales copy that will convert.
Yes, you can outsource it, before you outsource you must know what you want as if you do not understand copywriting then delegate it to others is difficult and might not give you the result you expect.
Honestly, what is stopping you from doing it yourself?
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A lot of them you can do mentally, and some do not require much time and effort at all. There is no extra equipment needed.
Maybe some earphones to listen to your recordings.
Please feel free to use those tips on a daily basis. You will be surprised how quickly you can improve your copywriting.
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Say No to Fear and say Yes to Transforming your Fear into the Fuel to success.
Wow, we are already on the 7th of January 2020. Time has gone so fast and 2019 went in a blink of an eye.
The New Year arrived so quick, at least for me. Time flew by and now is the time again to set goals, intentions and resolutions. I am not very good at setting long term goals but I have learned that it is a process that keeps me focused and successful.
How many of us will actually see through to the end? I have friends (and I was for years the same) who set high goals, but by the end of March all is back to square one, and the goals are just too difficult to achieve or as one of my good friends says, when life kicks in we follow and obey.
I was following this trend for a couple of years, and I figured out it is not the life that kicks in it is FEAR. You can argue with me about that but what is the reason you do not achieve your goals?
Fear is in our daily life. What would life be without it?
Fear gets to the best of us, whether it is fear of failure, fear of success, fear of change or even fear of fear.
We all have experienced fear to some point in our lives, and it can be a big block or obstacle that is holding us back to achieve our goals and being truly successful.
No need to panic, there is a solution for everything. You can conquer your fear in simple and easy steps.
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Have you thought about how much money you spent each year on things that are not really necessary, or where the money is really just waisted? This post will show you 21 tips on how to save money. Stay on you will be surprised how easy it is.
Well, when I decluttered our home, I actually realized how much money I spend on things I never use or just there to collect dust. ( I hate dusting )
I am not talking about only physical things also virtual and digital stuff you collect just to have it, but you never read it or use it.
Money comes in and money goes out.
Money is so easy to spend, and it is hard to save. You can do it you just need a plan and be aware of where your money is going. Know your numbers.
I will share with you 22 money-saving tips. I discovered them when I started to declutter my home and my life and since that time I kept the promise to myself.
Ok, some tips are a bit more difficult to follow through but they are worth every Euro.
Know your numbers and keep track of things you buy and sign up for.
Each Year I will take three days and evaluate all the things I signed up for or I bought. Believe it or not but I still have things I buy out of impulse or mood, sign up for things I do not need and use only once. I guess we are all humans.
I thought I will share this with you, and if you can relate to it, then start and see how it goes for you. Any saving is great.
How I saved in one single year 17.542,96 Euros.
All these tips are based on my own experience. You can change them and check on items you are able to use and cut down. They might be different from mine. Use what suits you. See how much you can save. You will be surprised.
These savings are calculated in Euros.
Those are the things I have cut down, and I adjusted to digital life. In some cases, I ran out of space.
Just sit down and look through your bank and credit card statements and evaluate your spending in what you need and use.
The things on what I did cut down are just things where I can honestly say I do not need them anymore, and they collect dust either in a physical way or digital way.
Hopefully, you can take something away from this.
Tip.1 Magazines Subscriptions
I got rid of my magazine subscriptions as they were pilling up and most of those magazines, I did not read all of them and that was always a reason not to throw them as I will read them one day. ( Believe me, this day never comes)
When I need more space for them I normally moved them from room to room. Eventually, you run out of space. I decided with a heavy heart that I cancel all my subscriptions.
Does that sound familiar.
Well, it took me some time to get over this habit. I cancelled all my 4 subscriptions and that is around €132 year.
Now if I do want to read a magazine, I will buy it, but that happens now seldom as I search now a lot on the internet.
Tip 2. Save Money with Landline and Mobile Phones.
Don’t get scared I kept my mobile phone but gave up our landline. 10 years ago we all used the fixed-line but now we all use mobile phones.
That is a saving of € 240 a year said €20 a month.
So we cancelled the landline. It was a funny feeling as we had the landline for 30 Years and you wonder if it is ok. It was part of our life. But when I think back we never used it for the last 5 years. We all have a mobile and we call each other on the mobile.
Tip3.Books Hard Cover and Soft Cover
Books. Since I had to give away so many books for the reason of space (I do not have the space to keep them all). I love books.
I took the ones I wanted to keep and brought them to the Library and if I need a book or want to read one I borrow them now from the library. I also have a kindle, but I do not download each month 4 or 5 books as I used to do, I use now the borrow function and give it back after I am finished.
Sometimes I look if I can find them in a pdf and if not and I really need the book I might buy or download it. Don’t get me wrong I still buy books but only if I really need them.
That is a saving of €29.99 a month. What totals to € 359.88
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Cable TV. I got rid of our Cable TV. I used to have Cable, Sky TV and Netflix. We seldom watch cable and Sky anymore. Plus the service or programs they offer are not really up to date and lots of repeats.
I kept Netflix as this is what we watch now mainly. Cable TV is around €37.50 a month and Sky TV we paid €78.94 a month with all the English channels and of course sports channels. ( 4 Boys in the family)
That is a big saving over the year. €1.397.28
Tip5. Bottled Water and Soft Drinks
I stopped buying bottled water for us and bottled beverages. I used to buy on a weekly base bottled water and other soft drinks. I have a water filter but never really used it, On top of it I also bought bottled water on the go.
When I go to work and grab a quick lunch I bought with the sandwich a bottle of water.
It was more of a habit than a necessity. Sometimes I bought a soft drink with a sandwich or snack. It was a weekly regular occurrence.
I have don’t do this anymore as there is too much plastic already around. I use now a water bottle from home ( Glass bottle) which is also more environment-friendly.
I put it in my bag and have it with me all the time. My family is now used to the water filter and believe me it was not easy to change. I had big complaints from my husband and kids.
The water saves me around €90 a month what is a yearly saving of €1080. Soft drinks the saving is small as I only bought them for myself and that was around €15 a month. This is a saving of €180 a year.
Tip Nr. 6 Save Money with Eating Out and Order in.
This is a big one for us. As when kids where younger we went 2 or 3 times out for dinner or lunch on weekends. Now our kids are Teens and do not want to join us.
When you live close to downtown it is so easy to take the easy way and eat out instead of cooking yourself. We still go out occasionally but not as often as we used too.
We also don’t order food so often anymore. As both I and my husband has changed our diet we prefer to prepare the food we eat our self.
One of our children started to become vegan so we adjusted our diet too. I have to say it was not easy but after a while doing it and sticking to the plan and the side effect is weight loss, it feels good. We did not stop eating we just eat now more healthy.
We also do not have dessert with each meal now. I still bake cakes but with less sugar and butter.
Don’t worry we do not starve; we just eat with more consciousness. We cut down half of our eating out with friends and kids and that makes a huge saving for us.
We do save on a weekly base now €45 Euro. It is a yearly saving of €2340.
Tip Nr. 7 Meat and Plant-based Diet.
We eat now a more plant-based diet. My family especially my sons love meat since they are teens now, they changed to a less meat diet.
I do not buy so much seafood, lamb and beef anymore. We are not vegan we just cut down on meat. Instead of 4 times a week we only eat it now twice a week.
If you are wondering why we do this, well I wanted to support my kids in their decision so they can stick to it easier. I am happy that they think of what they eat and what effect it has on their body.
I would estimate my savings to be roughly twenty-five euros a week because I’m not buying red meat like lamb, and I’m not buying seafood as much so that twenty-five euros a week amounts to €1300 in the year.
Tip Nr. 8 E-Mails and Subscriptions
When I declutter I also declutter my digital items. Like my mailbox, all the ebooks I downloaded I thought I need, and I delete all the Spam emails plus the offers I get sent on a regular base from the companies I bought something.
I unsubscribe from things and emails that no longer interest me or tempt me to many times with buying. You know when you sign up for those free gift emails from stores, in the end, they sent you all those promotional emails where they ask you to buy things.
I am sure you do get them too, 40% off, 50% off, buy two for the price of one. That is super tempting. If you are like me then you will buy when they catch you at that moment.
I bought so many times things I did not need or did not serve a purpose. I was just buying for the sake of buying. Honestly, some are really good at selling you these things. It was just buying for the sake of buying. I would put my estimate at €60 a month.
What brings it to around € 720 in the year.
Tip Nr. 9 Wine, Beer and Alcohol
We do not drink as often as we used to. When we get drinks at a restaurant in a bit more expensive city like Munich you pay easily for a cocktail €8 and up, believe me, you are shocked how fast it adds up.
When you are getting older you enjoy a drink at home but not as often as before. We are trying to set an example for our kids that they can see and experience happiness without drinks. We have occasions where we do celebrate but those are than our family occasions.
When you change your diet and become more conscious about what you put into your body you reduce the alcohol too. I also need to say we do not enjoy it so much anymore. Restaurants have a huge markup too.
I would say our saving for the whole year goes into an estimate of €50 a month. Which is €600 a year?
Tip Nr. 10 How to save money with Clothing, Handbags and Shoes.
I have built a more intentional wardrobe. I do not spend a lot of money on clothing, handbags, shoes that I do not truly love and wear.
I also was a sale shopper and I thought because it is on sale I must have it. That is now in the past. I will not buy those great shoes just because they are on sale, and the shoes are not so comfortable but would look good with a certain outfit.
In the end, I never wear the shoe or if I do it will be only around 2 or 3 times and then I will keep them in the cupboard and they get forgotten.
I will then give away shoes what are hardly worn. When I buy cloth now I really think about them and when I can see myself wearing them I will buy them. I even have this habit now that I will ask “Will this improve my success in business ( I am in a Management position in a leading advertising company). Don’t laugh and no it did not go to my head.
There are clothes like a beautiful blouse that brings out your skin colour and it will lift up your energy and you spread this uplifting energy around you. I have special clothing for important contracts as when I wear them I feel so good and uplifted.
My mood improves a lot and it brings out that glow. People around me feel it too and that means customers will also feel it and the signing of a contract is easier done.
I would estimate my savings from not buying those impulse purchases… not buying extra handbags and shoes…that would be roughly €120 a month which is €1440 in one year.
Tip Nr. 11 Travelling and Holiday a big saving or a big loss.
I loved to travel and have vacations in other countries. This is a big item for me but it might not be for you. Through my career, I am travelling now a lot and before I had this job I had at least 2 times a year vacation with my family.
Our kids are now teens and they rather hang out with their friends and go on camping trips with friends than with parents. We have still one rule and that is one vacation a year we will spend together.
So, reducing our vacations to one a year, and not joining my husband on different business trips saves us a lot of money each year.
I enjoy Stay vacations now. We used to spend thousands of dollars a year on 2 or 3 vacations and now we only take one vacation with family. I value now the one vacation more and I enjoy the stay vacation.
I can say we save roughly in one year around €2800. This might not be for you if you enjoy travelling and see different countries go for it. Look out for last-minute deals those are the best ones and the prices are also good.
Tip Nr. 12 Save Money with Extensive cleaning products.
See the advertising for this great mop that you can press out without getting your hands wet.
I bought all of them and got a shock how much they add up. I want to do my part for the environment and now I do buy reusable items and there are different and efficient ways to use your cleaning products and items.
For one thing, I got a steam mop set that I can also use in the shower. I do not need any more expensive cleaning items and the steam mop is a great addition as it also eliminates germs especially when you have pets. I would estimate my saving of around €300 in the year.
Tip 13. How to save money with electricity.
Another thing I have done and implemented is I do not use the dryer so often anymore. I use the dryer now only for underwear and towels. We also changed our light bulbs to energy-saving LED bulbs.
We switch our electronic item now off instead of standby. Our Heating system and Waterheater is time programmed and when we are all at work our Heating and Water heater is in saving mode.
You can program this on your heating system and on water heater system.
Ok, it does not sound a lot but you will see it at the end of the year on your electricity bill. For us 4-person household it is a saving of roughly €250 a year.
Now that’s not a lot compared to all the other things I’ve talked about, but the fact that I’m using the dryer less means that my clothes last me longer so that’s actually a big saving which I haven’t counted in the full savings of seventeen thousand euros. I’ve talked about earlier.
It also helps the environment. It feels good to be part of being able to do something every day for our planet.
Tip. 14 Save money with a Home Cinema
As I mention before I love to watch now more movies at home. Since we have Netflix the kids and we create our own movie theatre at home. We use a projector and throw the Netflix movie on the wall. We have popcorns and drinks.
You can do the same with your TV. Popcorns are easily made and it is so much better as a Movie Theatre.
Before we as a family went almost every second weekend for a movie theatre.
We don’t go so often now anymore to the movies and my husband and I enjoy watching a movie at home. When you get the popcorn the drinks and the movie ticket it all ads up. I can say we save now around €400 a year.
Tip 15. How I saved money with Meal Planning.
I am not talking about preparing a meal. I am talking about meal planning.
What is meal planning?
It is simple you are making a plan for the whole week and then you go grocery shopping based on your list.
I never did this in the past, and I went to the grocery store and bought what I thought we need. Of course, by the end of the week, some items went bad and I did throw them out which was a waste of money.
We all know that when you are hungry you buy more things. The Supermarkets also normally move things around so you are going through the aisles and buying more things.
I also have to admit I was buying to much stuff. I bought junk what no one eats, they wanted to eat but they did not until I had to throw the things out then only they wanted to eat them. Now with a list, I stick to it, and I do not buy all those things.
One plus is that I do not waste food. I can say the saving is around €65 a month what adds up to € 780 a year.
I underline the word obligatory because I’m not saying I don’t give gifts. All I am saying is that I will not give gifts that I am obligated to give that I feel that I need to but I don’t really want to.
That’s what I mean by obligatory gifts. I find that the obligatory gift-giving is an endless cycle. I give someone a gift and they’re obliged to give me a gift and then I then I’m obliged to give them a gift and then that cycle keeps on going on, and I honestly do not want to be part of that cycle.
I strongly believe that if you give a gift from your heart and you truly want to give them a gift not because you are supposed too.
That is only my view, this is up to you. You do not need to agree with me and depend on the size of friends and family the saving amount might be big or small.
I save roughly €450 a year.
Tip 17. How much money can you save with Coffee and Snacks?
When I worked at the downtown office we had a star bucks just beside our office building. I bought each day a coffee, or sometimes a caramel latte depends on my mood.
Of course also a muffin or a small sweet pastry that goes with it. I do not do this anymore and it has a couple of reasons.
1. I cut down on my coffee consumption.
2nd. The sweet snacks go on my hips.
Especially when you are with colleagues you have the coffee a sweet pastry and don’t get me wrong I do enjoy it, and I do it once in a while but not every day anymore. I enjoyed it but no doubt I enjoy more being in good shape.
I would estimate the savings to be roughly €50 a month which is €600 a year.
Tip 18. Saving Tips for your Car Insurance.
If you driving a car to evaluate from time to time your Insurance.
We have car insurance and after being with the Insurance company for 15 years we decided to change.
We made the car insurance with our friend and for 15 years we never had any claim. My sister has also car insurance with a different company and she gets every 5 years to claim to free a return of €200.
When I compared my insurance with hers, we figured out that we overpaid our insurance. We pay €596 we have a very low percentage and my sister pays half.
We decided to change the Insurance and have now a saving of roughly €285 a year. I know does not sound much but calculate over the 15 years we overpaid the money we could have saved.
Tip 19. Packed lunches and snacks.
When you work for a company and they have a canteen you will go there and get your food there.
After a while, you can not see that food anymore and you get used to the menu. I used to memorize the whole menu for the month. I stopped that one too now and I make my own lunches and snacks.
For the reasons that we do live and eat healthier now and from some of the food in the canteen, I get heartburn.
Packing my own lunches and the lunch and snack for my husband I would say gives us a roughly saving of €70 a month for both of us our kids go random one-day lunch pack one-day school canteen.
This makes a saving of €840 a year.
I want to stretch one thing do you realize that all the big items on saving are actually food.
Food can be when you eat out, or ordering in cost a lot and sums up quickly to a bigger amount without realizing it. It has helped my budget a lot but it also helped to improve my health and weight.
I feel so much better now, and I have so much more energy to do things. What I love about is that I am in control of what I eat.
Tipp 20. The saving on Souvenirs.
When I used to go on holidays twice a year I always brought back Souvenirs and little Nik Nak I thought is cute or useful from that particular country. It is only small money but another physical item that collects dust.
Well over the years a lot has accumulated and all those things need dusting and need to have space. I stopped buying and bringing home these things.
Souvenirs for me is only a small amount it is around €150 a year.
Tipp Nr. 21 Stationery, Wrapping Paper, Scotch and Duct Tape
Do you know when you need a pen or an envelope you can not find them or you have all the variety but the ones you need is not there? You are then forced to buy the thing you need. Well even it looks small money but as you know small things add up.
For example Printer cartridges I always had one spare at home and as I do not print very often anymore, when I have to change the printer cartridge most of the time it is dried out.
I normally print most of the time black and white so my colour cartridges are not used very often and eventually they dry out.
Another example of duct tape and scotch tape, I use it a few times a year when I pack my presents to send overseas to friends. I will always stock up on them as they are also good lint brush removers or pet hairs on your cloth.
I stopped stocking up to many as after a while the glue is getting less and less so I only stock up with the max of 2.
I have one stationary draw now and in there is all nicely sorted on what I need. I save for that arrangement alone around €30 a month. That ad up to €360 a year.
Tipp Nr. 22 Do you really need a Gym Membership?
For Years I had a Gym Membership and I did not go there regularly. Especially in Summertime I hardly ever went. But the monthly fee I needed to pay.
In Summertime I did a lot of jogging outside and went swimming in the morning to the nearby public pool. That did cost me extra the entrance for the pool.
Now I take 10x Cards and can go when I want without having to pay the monthly fee. Yes, the cards are more expensive but it saves me a month around €44.90 plus the shakes and drinks I was than buying in the gym. That makes saving on €538,80.
When you look at all those things they really add up in a year. I saved over the year
€ 17542.96 this is a great saving.
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I changed my lifestyle and my priorities and I feel great and since I do look after what I eat and buy I feel and look more healthy.
When you think now, my life is boring no it is not. We actually enjoy it more and we have a healthier lifestyle. We all love it. All we did is we shifted our priorities.
One thing that I really love is that I am more outside and do more exercise. It is a different feeling and you can appreciate nature a bit more each day.
I hope you enjoyed this blog on tips on how to save money and you learned something new from it and maybe you can relate to some of my experiences. If you liked it please share it with friends and family.
Blog written by Josh Wardini Co-Founder of Serpwatch.
Make no mistakes; Pay-per-Click (PPC) is one of the most effective digital marketing strategies available today. Generally speaking, this marketing tactic requires businesses to pay a certain fee whenever their ad gets clicked.
PPC helps promote a brand’s awareness and also increases conversion. According to a study, Google Ads cover a network of more than 2 million websites and apps. This extensive coverage gives businesses the chance to reach more potential customers with PPC.
If you intend using PPC to market your products or services, it’s essential to learn that as rewarding as it is, the road to success could be bumpy due to some mistakes that you can easily avoid if you follow the steps we recommend in this article.
Here are four common PPC mistakes and how to avoid them.
Not Hiring A Good Copywriter
Good writing is essential when creating your ad copy. Your copy should be persuasive and free from grammatical or spelling errors. It should also be engaging.
Most business owners choose to create the ad copy themselves because they wish to cut costs. In most cases, the result is a poor ad copy. Hiring a good copywriter to get the job done will go a long way to contribute to the success of your PPC campaign.
An Irrelevant Landing Page
When a user clicks on your ad, the user is led straight to your landing page. If it turns out the content of your landing page doesn’t match with the promise made on your ad, the user immediately exits your landing page.
Google will waste no time to give a poor-quality score to your ads and reduce its exposure. Worst of all, you’ll have to pay for a click that led to no conversion.
That said, ensure that your landing page and the promises made on your ads match correctly, as this will increase your chances of conversion by 50%.
Not Using the Right Geo-Location
Those new to PPC often make the mistake of not optimizing their ad for the right geographical location.
Your ads showing up in the wrong geo-location could fetch you a penalty from Google. When users get to your landing page and leave after a few seconds, a poor user experience signal is sent to Google, which acts accordingly.
Your ad should have more exposure to a location where your potential customers reside. If most of your customers come from your locality or country, it’s best to have more exposure in that location.
Targeting the Wrong Keywords
A PPC campaign with no basis on proper keyword research will fail. Understand that keywords are the heart of your ad campaign.
A PPC ad should contain keywords that match what your target audience is searching for. Not every keyword is good, and you should not include irrelevant ones in your ad. PPC might not be SEO, but still, a lot of attention is dedicated to keywords.
For an effective PPC campaign, it’s best to work with long-tail keywords as they perform better.
PPC advertising is a great digital marketing strategy. Those who are just striking out as entrepreneurs can significantly benefit from using this technique. Just make sure to avoid the common mistakes that ruin most PPC endeavours, and you’ll be fine.
What are the 5 bad habits you need to give up or work on it if you want to be successful?
Our lives are dominated by Success and Failure.
Did you know, according to the latest studies, 40% of your daily activities are habitual.
Amazing right if you think we are all human and have a brain and function in healthy ways? But we all love our routine. Success and Failure is part of our life, and we fail once in a while and then we succeed.
When I came across this famous quote from Benjamin Franklin, I was wondering if that is true.
“Most People die at 25, but they are not buried until 75. “
Can you relate to that? I know someone who I went to school with and it fits her perfectly. When I went to school with her, I always admired her when she was younger, she was full of life and energy … She never left a stone unturned.
I always believed that she was born to do something great. Well, I did not know how wrong I was. When I met her a couple of years ago, I was shocked as she looked like someone sucked the life out of her.
When she said to me that she finished her University and was ready to take on the world.
But Life had something else for her, she got pregnant with 23 and got married. She has 4 children and never went back to work, as her husband has a good job and he did not want her to work. I think she regrets that she did not pursue her career.
Now she is 55 years young, and she complains about everything and anything. She has no energy and the way she speaks it is like something died in her when she became a mother and wife. It is like the quote from Benjamin Franklin.
In today’s age, most people are literally sleeping awake.
Sounds a bit funny but it is so true. When they get to the end of their life, people are full of regrets.
We are what we think. Have you heard about this saying?
It is essential that you pay close attention to this blog, where I am going to break down 5 habits you need to give up right now if you want to be successful.
Pay special attention to the last and final habit. No do not scroll down and take the fun out of reading all 5 habits.
Bad Habit Nr. 1. The Pressure And You
The first bad habit you need to let go is crumbling under pressure.
We all have been there, I have and I crumbled under pressure and was thinking why me. It took me some time to learn that it is all in my mind and I am the master of my thoughts.
Here’s the big difference between Winners and Losers.
I know it sounds harsh when you say Losers. But the moment a loser feels the winds of life the moment they begin to fall and crumble. What does a loser do when he feels that pressure, they begin to give up, they begin to tell themselves, oh you don’t know what I’m going through.
Losers tell their brain that all is too much and can not handle it. Oh, it is all too hard. What does your brain do, it makes sure that this pressure is too much for you and your brain will trigger the thoughts that you give up.
Why there are only a few Winners?
When you are a Winner you have figured it out you know what to tell your brain. Winners might not like it, but a winner has a quick realization and understands it is real, and it is okay.
There is a part of us that has to go through the process. It is a part of overcoming and growing, stepping out of your comfort zone.
Winners realize the most robust trees don’t grow in the best soils, they grow in the strongest winds, and they understand that they can control it.
When Problems arise…
The problems arise when we think we’re the only ones who feel the pressure and then allow ourselves to get overwhelmed by it, when in fact other people around you feel this pressure too.
What dictates success?
Winners have a neutral relationship to their brain and this energy. When you reframe it, and you understand how to turn your nervousness into the fuel for success.
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Bad Habit Nr. 2 How do you see yourself.
Let’s go into the second bad habit, and that is you. I mean your self-image of you. It makes you act like you.
The strongest force in human psychology is a need to remain congruent with how you identify yourself. So to change your performance, you must change your self-image, and you must begin to get out of your comfort zone. Begin to ask yourself when you achieve your goals who do you become?
What is the true purpose of a goal?
Who do you have to become to achieve this goal? It is like role play.
When you change your self-image to that future vision now, that is when you start acting in accordance with your future self-identity.
Viewing yourself in a negative way will never achieve to change the outcome.
Zig Ziglar one of my favourite Book Authors said :
“You cannot consistently perform in a manner which is inconsistent with the way you see yourself. Change the way you see yourself, and you will change the outcome. “
This course from John Assaraf “The 3 Secrets to Success ” is free. Have a look it is really good. It helped me a lot.
Bad Habit Nr. 3. Playing to lose or playing to succeed.
Let me ask you, on a day-to-day basis, are you playing “not to lose”? Or are you playing “to win”? This is a big difference, it sounds so simple but it’s a big difference between success and failure, or winning and losing.
People who fail will look around and do just enough to get around. People who succeed they dominate and they will do anything to be successful, Those are the Winners and they take action, and succeed.
It is a mindset game, and you need to change your mindset if you want to belong to the winners.
Every day when you get out of bed the game starts and you are either the winner of the day or you are the loser of the day.
Let me explain it is easy… When you get up in the morning you go to work that it is when it starts with the game. Your day is your game arena.
When you finish work and you go home in a happy mood you are the winner of the day. If you go home and you are angry, frustrated, upset or just a bad mood well than you are the loser of the day.
Count how many bad days and how many good days you have in a month, add it and see how many you have in a year. Figure it out where you are and where you want to be.
You have to realize that if you are going to go in at all in, you need to do it properly. Do it like a winner. Own it from the heart and give what it takes to win.
Bad habit Nr. 4 Commitment and Action
Let’s go into the fourth bad habit which is never committing and never taking action.
Rich people are committed to being rich. Poor people simply think about being rich and this is why the rich continue to get richer and the poor seem to get poorer.
I know when I say this now people will not agree with me, but I will spark that light. People who want the wealth, think the more books they read, one day magnificently everything will fall in place. Don’t get me wrong reading is good and it is necessary but just reading is not enough. You need to use the knowledge you gathered and put it into action.
Otherwise, you are sitting on a lot of knowledge. But that is it.
Rich people, what do they do?
They speed up the implementation. They take action and if they fail they fail forward.
Poor People will read more and think they will do some more research but in the end, never take action.
I was actually one of them. I believed that the more I know the better and more successful I will be.
Well it proofed me wrong, I had a lot of knowledge but it hardly paid my bills. When I started to take action and worry about the things later that when I use my knowledge and put it into action.
Today I am well off and there is no need for me to worry about where my next paycheck is coming from.
I’m going to write this down…. ready…. fire…. aim…. get in the game, you want to know what you want, take action and then you wanna adjust as you go.
Believe me, your plans will never go 100%. To be successful you have to get into the game, go along the way and adjust it on the go. If you fail then fail forward.
To make your dreams come true you need to fail forward. That leads to the final point.
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Bad Habit Nr. 5 Create your Dreams.
You know, most people fail because they have not a clear vision of their dream. They want all the things they think off, but they do not have clarity about their dreams. When you do not have a clear vision of your dreams, means you are not ready to receive them.
Do you know how you’re going to make your dreams a reality?
Yes or No? There are only two answers to it.
If you are dream than dream big and I mean big. You see if you shoot for the stars at least you will hit the moon right? So dream big.
Lots of People do not even shoot for the ceiling in the house, and that is why they are never successful. Doubt and worries creep in and they start to question their dreams.
When you start to sabotage yourself and your dreams go back to the drawing board and get a clear vision of your dreams. If you can not think of too many things start with one thing a small thing where your brain can not create doubt and worries.
Dream Big, and don’t worry about THE HOW as the universe has a way to deliver it to you.
Let me tell you one thing THE HOW is none of your business. You can not control everything let it come in divine timing. You wonder why you are not successful that is exactly why.
Jim Carrey dreamed of becoming a Hollywood star. He took action and today he is a famous Actor. When Jim Carrey moved to LA, he would park on Mulholland Drive every night and visualize his success.
One of these nights he wrote himself a check for $10,000,000 for “Acting Services Rendered,” which he dated for Thanksgiving 1995. Just before that date, he hit his payday with Dumb and Dumber. He put the deteriorated check, which he’d kept in his wallet the whole time, in his father’s casket.
Colonel Harland Sanders the famous Kentucky fried chicken. He was fired from a variety of jobs throughout his career before he first started cooking chicken in his roadside Shell Service Station in 1930, when he was 40 years old, during the Great Depression. His gas station didn’t actually have a restaurant, so he served diners in his attached personal living quarters. He perfected his secret recipe failed many times but eventually with never giving up and believing in this dream Kentucky Fried Chicken was born.
Billionaire entrepreneur Sara Blakely has built a business empire with shapewear company Spanx, and has a net worth of $1 billion, according to Forbes.
This course from John Assaraf “The 3 Secrets to Success ” is free. Have a look it is really good. It helped me a lot.
The question is, do you dare to dream big? Do you dare to dream so big that you feel dizzy from all the excitement? Because when you set this audacious goal, that is the thing that will keep you alive, that is the thing that will come from the heart, you will feel that burning desire to make your reality.
This is how you never run out of motivation by setting a goal that’s aligned with your intuition your heart, the thing that you’re born to do and then it becomes your mission to make your reality.
This is what visionaries entrepreneurs have got in common, they see things before it happens. The question is, is it what do you really really want out of life and make it a must to make that of reality, so dare to dream big.
I use a vision board and I have it in my bedroom where I can see it first thing in the morning, on my computer as a screen saver, on my tablet and phone. Don’t be shy create a vision board for yourself. It reminds you every day of what you want to achieve. It inspires your subconscious mind.
This course from John Assaraf “The 3 Secrets to Success ” is free. Have a look it is really good. It helped me a lot.
PS: I like to add some things here. When I talk about loser and winner there is no intention to hurt anyone. If I talk about rich and poor I have no intention to hurt or upset anyone. I use these words as they have a greater impact when you read it. I hope I have your understanding.
I hope you enjoy reading this blog. Success and Failure. 5 bad habits successful and rich people do not have.
Why People first believe and then choose not to believe in the Universe.
What is your greatest wish, become financially free and live the abundant lifestyle, find the perfect partner get married to have children, win the lottery jackpot or travel around the world.
We all have dreams and wishes but we choose to put them on hold as we tell us now is not the right time.
When is the right time to make our dream come true?
Are you one of the millions of people who struggle with daily life and just making enough money from month to month. You are hardworking and overlooked with most of the job promotions.
That is the intro as on so many other videos that give you the go through of the Law of Attraction.
Manifestation Millionaire is created by Darren Regan.
It is an e-book with lots of info and great information. It goes quite deep into the subject of how to attract and get rid of blockages. It gives good tips for you to clear your mind, focus and start visualizing the things you want. If it is money, it gives you the tools to instant manifestation.
What does it offer? I have to say I bought the book myself to see what is inside. I am a big believer in the Law of Attraction. When I write a review I love to talk about what I know.
One thing I find a bit strange is that according to Darren Regan, it has nothing to do with the Law of Attraction. Instead, it is about portal jumps and mirror neurons with real-world cutting edge neuroscience from experts at Harvard, Yale and other leading universities.
Sounds pretty impressive. Right.
A Detailed Review of The Manifestation Millionaire
Many people underestimate how powerful our mind can be. Even if you are a non-believer of the manifestation process you do manifest things even if you are not aware of.
In actual fact, they manifest what they desire. Many times we are stuck in a cyclical pattern and have been told subconsciously to be content and living in it. How many times have you heard that we have no control over our lives?
The Manifestation Millionaire course takes a unique approach with the Law of Attraction by showing you how to manifest all the things you like to have in life. Wealth, Health, Happiness, Relationships, Marriage, and so much more the wishlist is endless everyone of us has different dreams.
The Manifestation Millionaire is using your deepest inner desires and self-awareness to utilize the power of your mind and subconscious habits to materialize your desires and thoughts into reality.
Now you probably want to know what it does for you?
The Manifestation Millionaire is intended to quickly help you turn around your current situation. Sometimes we are stuck in our ways and can not let go of what is holding us back. It helps you to focus on certain goals, to keep the distractions and the negativity at bay.
We tend to believe one minute that all works out, and then we talk to someone and the doubts and disbelief comes up. With this e-book, you will have tools to overcome your disbeliefs what is holding you back.
You take one goal at the time. There are a lot of self-help products that tackle this subject, one great thing about The Manifestation Millionaire is that it is made of applicable action steps rather than the rhetoric and theories.
Pros of The Manifestation Millionaire.
#The Product itself is a unique self-help program. It aims to rewire your thoughts and brain. It also contains an amazing manifesting method to achieve what you want from the universe.
#The Manifestation Millionaire helps you to release your blocks and allows you to expand life by seeing the positive things and what is possible. With this positive approach, doubt has a hard time to creep in.
#The Manifestation Millionaire teaches you a method that will show you how to avoid your recurring mistakes, and how to free yourself from all the obstacles standing between you and your goals. This is done by using the power of The Law of Attraction.
#In addition, the techniques in The Manifestation Millionaire help to communicate directly with your subconscious mind. The Manifestation Millionaire is designed to free yourself from limitations and a scarcity-conditioned mind, and instead, allow yourself to create wealth and abundance.
#The Manifestation Millionaire offers you a great guide and self-help book to achieve and get in life what you want. It is beautifully written and excellent in the way the steps laid out. It is very detailed.
#It also comes with 4 bonuses that help you to truly understand that nothing is too difficult to attain. It’s like hypnotizing your mind to automate the manifestation of your dreams into reality.
#The Manifestation Millionaire ebook is also offering a detailed report called the “Money Code” which will reveal the secret to activating your self about creativity to more success, happiness and wealth. This course teaches you different ways of focusing on training your brain to start thinking like a millionaire.
#You can live every moment of your life to the fullest and success is a big part of it. Happy people achieve more than unhappy people.
What are the Cons of The Manifestation Millionaire?
#The concepts of The Manifestation Millionaire and the Law of Attraction may sound absurd to some people.
#It is only available as a digital download. You have to go through the whole book if you want to achieve the goals you have set out for you.
#It requires your work, time, input and taking action steps to change.
#You can not buy the book and except it will magically change your life. You have to want it and You are the one who can make things happen. The e-book will not give you the secret key to wealth it lies within yourself.
#The writing is a bit small for a 78-page book. It makes it a bit hard to read when you use reading glasses.
#It requires folks to change their perception of gaining wealth and to learn new manifestation techniques based around newly discovered science involving the brain. This may sound a bit strange to some people.
Summary of the Manifestation Millionaire.
Rating: 4.5/5 (Worth every penny invested)
I recommend The Manifestation Millionaire to those people who want to take the effort and transform their lives.
I am saying effort because it will not come by itself. You have to look at yourself in a different way and you have to take action.
The Manifestation Millionaire is inexpensive and teaches efficiently to re-program your mind. It is a compelling product that aims to help individuals to accelerate their success, and have more fulfilling and meaningful lives. The Manifestation Millionaire guide comes with a 60 Days money-back guarantee. So what is holding you back try it out now…If you are not happy with it you get the money back.
My last words to the Manifestation Millionaire E-book.
I do a lot of mindset and meditation, and yes I believe in the law of attraction.
If you are looking and think this program makes you rich overnight, it has a magic wand that you swing and sim -sala- bim you are rich without any effort or change than I am sorry to say Manifestation Millionaire is not for you.
It always takes a few ingredients to make a cake the same it is with changing your life. You will need “Dedication, Persistence, Passion, hard work and Action to be able to turn your life around. Only then you are on the path to observe and get the real meaning of this guide.
You are still uncertain in deciding to buy the Manifestation Millionaire. Then make the test if you qualify to become a successful, happy and live a life of abundance.
If you meditate, check out this from HeartMath.
Many contemporary scientists believe it is the underlying state of our physiological processes that determine the quality and stability of the feelings and emotions we experience. The feelings we label as positive reflect body states that are coherent, meaning “the regulation of life processes becomes efficient, or even optimal, free-flowing and easy,” and the feelings we label as “negative,” such as anger, anxiety and frustration are examples of incoherent states. https://www.heartmath.org/research/science-of-the-heart/coherence/
Why You Struggle With Time Management And How To Fix It.
Our day has 24 hours, out of this 24 hours we take around 6 to 8 hours sleep and the rest goes either for work or entertainment. Lots of Entrepreneurs do not have much time as they struggle to get things done.
I have asked myself many times why? I struggled in the beginning for the first year. I could not get the tasks done what I did write down … I created my Trello calendar and google calendar for the week and by the end of the week, only 30 % had been done. Want to know “Why” simply because there was always something coming up that needed my attention.
I believed in my mind I will get things done. I achieved my goals and task I wrote down for a couple of days and then something came up again and my system or routine was gone again. I started again and again. In the end, I procrastinated week for week.
I could not believe myself and I made excuses and talked myself into it that tomorrow I will do all. I was just kidding myself.
It became very quickly a hamster wheel and I was chasing after time and started to work longer and longer. I asked myself is this what I wanted from a freedom lifestyle. Being an Entrepreneur?
Managing time is not an easy task and everyone who is working at home can tell you that this is the A and O in daily life. Time management is necessary to plan and start a productive life without working yourself into an early grave.
It took me a long time to understand that Time management is more than just writing down your daily schedule, tasks, and magical thinking to achieve them. There is much more involved than just time management.
You can believe me when I say it has something to do with your mind and your brain. If you do not synchronise your mind with your brain, and your brain with your time management and goal schedule you will never manage time and achieve your goals.
1. Prioritize on what’s important. Easier said than done. It all comes down to making decisions.
Write down all the things you want to get done for the day.
Everything from writing content, researching the projects, balancing the chequebook, planning a campaign, answering emails, communicating on social media etc.
b. Assign a specific time to each task. Between 15 min and 4 hours.
c.Select a task and use a timer like your phone or clock. Try to finish that task as soon as possible. ( that means you will NOT answer the phone, not get up for a drink, you do not surf the social media, none of that you stay focused on the task.
If your task is 2 hours then you should take a 5-minute break after a 30-minute interval. That way you are more inclined to continue in an efficient way and get the task done. This is called Timeboxing.
So do you think that works? From my experience, it works for 2 weeks on and off and then you are back at the drawing board looking for something new.
The problem with all the time management programs is that it all starts with tasks and no one ever talks about your brain and mind. Because those two are the ones who make things happen. Your Brain is the key for you taking action.
Not your piece of paper or google calendar that are just tools to help you to organize but achieving these goals that begin in your head or better say brain.
One program I have used for 3 years now and I have to say it works well and all the task I set out for me in one day, I achieve. I even learned to differentiate between timewasters and efficient productivity tasks.
What I have learned in that program is that I am in charge of my Brain and Mind. When I set a goal than my Brain and Mind will do everything to achieve that. It is like you go into the gym and you build up muscles and that will help you lose weight.
The same goes for your Brain and Mind. You need to innercise it to build the strength to do what you set out to do.
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I know what you think now another program, no really trust me this is the foundation to learn and go through when you want to manage your time and achieve your goals every time you set them. I am not joking.
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If you do not want to join or if I can not convince you to take the free video series than I have a few tips to help you.
Outsourcing and Delegate your work.
Think about outsourcing the tasks what you don’t like so much and the tasks that take you ages to complete. Not everyone is a professional in every field. Procrastination comes up because there are a lot of tasks that need to be done but we will find ways to get around it and find always something else to do, why because we don’t like to do them. This way you are able to manage your time wisely.
There are plenty of reasonable possibilities to outsource daily work tasks what do not require many skills but are time-consuming.
It is so easy said, but the only way to do this and actually get going is either you create a home office where you can close the door and work in peace, or you need to set rules so everyone understands that when you are working at home, you are actually working and need to get things done.
How you do that, use the time to block method. Have a calendar visible or share through google calendar or Trello and let everyone know your time schedule. People will respect that, and in the long run, it is already 20% what you achieved in your time management. Scheduling time is a great way to achieve your tasks.
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Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow, so focus on being productive instead of being busy.
Stay tuned in to what’s important and delegate, eliminate and accelerate as part of your daily processes.
Time management can be as complicated as you want to make it, but I highly recommend this 3 video series from John Assaraf. It is worth doing.
A well-organized Entrepreneur finds time for everything that’s important, which in turn leads to effective action, productivity and ultimately success.
Entrepreneurs who do manage time efficiently are on the way to succeed in this business.
Am I wrong when I say that you quit your 9-5 Job and became an Entrepreneur to have a lifestyle you always dreamed off?
You did not become an Entrepreneur so that you can work around the clock. Remember why you become an Entrepreneur and wanted to escape the 9 to 5 Job.
Have your goals in sight, and do think that working 24/7 is not what you signed up for when you became an Entrepreneur. A Secret is being productive and not only busy.
A smart way to tackle Time Management and Goal achievement is investing your time and gain the knowledge to manage your time. Time Management and Goal achievement is a big part of an entrepreneurs life.
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What is your idea about time management and goal achievement what do you use and do you agree with me that all starts in your mind and brain?
Do you believe that you can train your Brain with simple mind techniques to make more money?
Everywhere you look people talking about Mindset and how to become successful. What is this talk about training your Brain, enhance the power within you, manifest anything you want, become rich overnight, live the freedom lifestyle … and so many more. Let me ask you a simple question.
What do you think? Is it possible to train your Brain to help you make more money?
Can you guess the answer? The answer is “YES YOU CAN .”
It started by setting some goals for the kind of lifestyle I wanted to live. My spiritual Mentor Ken said to me many years ago in order to achieve my goals, I need to have the clarity of what they are.
Clarity yes sounds so easy right? Sounds familiar
I am teaching you here a simple easy to use brain training method, what I use to achieve my goals. It only takes a couple of minutes a day. It helps when life kicks in and you get caught up in work, family, friends. I love to share with you this Brain training method what I learned from John Assaraf.
That is around $25.000 a month or $6250 every week you want to earn.
Say you are not earning that right now.
One of the things you can do to train your brain to help you to make that amount of money is first and foremost, GET CLEAR on the exact amount YOU MUST EARN. Whatever it is per week, per month or per year.
Step #2 Read your Affirmations daily
Create a simple affirmation that goes like this: “I am so happy and grateful for the fact that I am now earning $300.000 a year.”
A Simple and powerful Affirmation. Right?
NOTE: You can use any amount you want, or replace it with meeting your soulmate, asking for healing or a better relationship etc.
What I want you to do is this: I want you to read that Affirmation every single Morning 5 to 10 times, and every single night before you go to bed 5 to 10 times.
As you read that Affirmation, I want you to close your eyes, and I want you to practice mentally, and rehearse you receiving that money in the form of a check, cash or in your bank account.
Step #3 Visualize like you are playing a role for a movie.
I want you to FEEL what it feels like to consistently have $25.000 a month coming into your bank account. By the way, you can choose whatever amount you want.
As you close your eyes and VISUALIZE that money coming into your account, what I also want you to visualize is the IMPACT that amount of money will have on your life, your families life, and your friend’s life, the community you live in and the charities that you want to support.
Get totally into a mental movie, and the emotions as if you were a HOLLYWOOD actor or actress pretending that this is really happening. You read your affirmation…. “I am so happy and grateful for the fact that I now earn $25.000 a month. “
As you do that and you REPEAT that, mentally rehearse, visualize what that looks like.
So what does visualizing, feeling the emotion and all that do?
It primes your Brain to see and feel as if it is real right now. That will activate different parts of your brain, specifically the left prefrontal cortex, which is the GENIUS/CEO/EINSTEIN Part of your brain that can actually help you figure out how to achieve that goal and dream.
If you do that in the morning and at night before bed …. Morning upon waking up ( keep it on your nightstand beside you ) and night time before bed, you will start to prime your Brain with an affirmation, with a mental visual rehearsal, and you will cognitively prime your Brain.
One more Step I call it the Bonus Step.
If you want a bonus step, then what I want you to do is take a vision board, either on your computer or a physical board and cut out some pictures of what lifestyle earning $25.000 a month allows you to live.
Step #4 What action can you take daily to get closer to your goal?
Take one or two action steps every day. Take MASSIVE ACTION.
Ask yourself a question:
What can I do today to make that amount of income a REALITY?
The physical actions, in addition to the mental rehearsal with affirmations, mental repetitions, visualizations is one of the best ways to start priming your Brain to achieve the financial goals you have.
Summarize all #4 Steps to Train your Brain to make more money.
STEP ONE Get Clear on what you want. ( set clear goals with clear guidelines)
STEP TWO Read your Affirmation daily ( I am so grateful I am now earning …)
STEP THREE Visualize, believe and feel Like you would if you already had it.
“Ask yourself “what can I do “ Then take massive action to achieve it.
I hope you enjoyed this little brain training. This brain training is from John Assaraf.
John is the founder of Neurogym. I love his courses and he gives away intensive Training for free.
It is a powerful course that goes through step by step to achieve your goals.
It is loaded with videos, subliminal messages and actual training. I have to admit it got rid of the habits I developed over the years. I love that because it is supervised and you doing it with other people who are in the same shoes as you.
Especially when you have doubt and down moments the group is there to pick you up and motivate you.
I was stuck for a while in making a certain amount a year but John course “Winning the game of money “ helped me to get un-stuck and actually rewired my brain and thinking. I love this course because of the guided training.
There is one Training where you go through it and you are lead in your mind to the desert all alone without water, and you have the choice to go back or go on as the journey is too long and exhausting.
Then the light comes on at the moment you struggle the most you drip over a cactus into the hot sand … you see the water in the form of a plant that grows in the desert.
When you look back you see many of the cactus all along the way you walked… What it means is opportunities or solutions are always there but we can not see them even if they are in front of us.