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Your Brain is Your Bitch

Your Brain is Your Bitch

The things we do in life are based on how we want to feel. This article on ‘your brain is your bitch’ is to show how vital the brain, mindset and thoughts are to us all. Our thoughts create our feelings, our feelings create our actions and our actions create our results. The question is – Are You in Control of Your Mindset?

The Law Of Attraction

If you have never read the book called the secret then I highly recommend you buy this book today. It’s a great read because it outlines the power of the law of attraction. When we use our brain to think, we’re sending out signals into the universe. Whether positive or negative, the universal attempts to match us up with what we think about most, which is why we must never constantly think negative thoughts.

This video summary of the law of attraction sums up how powerful your thoughts and mind is which is all from actions carried out by your brain. This well known phrase sums up the best mindset tips:-

“If you believe, you can achieve and you will succeed”

There is a key understanding that is required in order to achieve success, and that is to believe that you can. I find so often that people do not truly feel they are capable of hitting their targets. Do you really think that all the successful people out there are either luckier, or more intelligent than you? Rubbish.

How the Brain is Like a Muscle

Muscles become stronger with use because the muscle cells synthesize new “motor proteins.” The added proteins, which are the engines of muscle contraction, increase the muscle’s size and strength at the cellular level. Your brain is similar because you use it or lose it.

The brain however strengthens in a different way as it is a pattern organising machine. Exposing the brain as a system to new experiences and new information is what grows the brains knowledge and strengthens it up.

confined by the walls you build yourself

Learn Something New Daily

I preach all the time to develop and improve everyday of your life. I was amazed how important this is for the brain as learning something new is what strengthens the brain massively. New experiences keep the brain at its best by giving it new information to organise and make sense of. This leads to learning, which drives the brain’s process of pattern recognition and neural reorganisation.

“Our entire experience on this planet is determined by how we choose to perceive our reality.”

Learning new skills not only adds to the brain’s repertoire of abilities, but it forces the brain to continually restructure its “filing system” and prevents “thought ruts” from forming. Being exposed to new ideas and experiences helps your most important organ in your body. So learning something new daily is an absolute must in my life moving forward in life.

Is Your Brain Your Worst Enemy?

There are many reasons why your brain is your worst enemy. This is why you need to train your brain and, as a result, improve your mindset and thoughts. You need a lot of discipline and self awareness to be able to properly utilise your brain and here is many reasons why your brain is your worst enemy:-

  • You Doubt Yourself – yet doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will

  • You Assume – never assume anything in life

  • Fail to Appreciate Small Things – happiness comes from the smaller things in life

  • Expectations – set goals but manage feeling unfulfilled if dreaming big

  • Take for Granted – show gratitude daily

  • Own Worst Critic – believe in yourself and think big

  • Over Analyse – do not suffer from analysis paralysis

  • Prefer the Easy Way – shortcuts are the road to failure

I’ve always found Psychology extremely fascinating. It surprises me how so many people can come out of difficult childhoods or traumatic situations to become the biggest entrepreneurs. I honestly believe this is due to educating the brain and strengthening up the mindset. Difficult childhoods seem to bring a determination to succeed and mental strength to take action and not stop until they reach their goals. All of this comes from the thoughts and mindset in us all as well as the ability to have the willpower and drive.

confined by the walls you build yourself

Train Your Mind To See The Good In Everything

Negative thinking is generally just a bad habit. Training your mind to see the good in everything will be one of the best steps you can take in creating an abundant and empowering life. It’s so much easier to give in to the negative thinking and live your life blaming others, feeling hopeless and as if the world is out to get you.

If you train your mind to see the good in everything then this eliminates all negative thoughts. Imagine every bad experience as a challenge or a task on someone looking down on you to see how you react. It’s your choice what you make of each and every situation. This video is the summary of You Are a Badass highlighting the power of your mindset:-

If you challenge yourself to always find the positives, you will grow as a person and your life will suddenly give you more and more reasons to smile and enjoy the journey. Positivity is a choice. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.

Ways to Strengthen Your Brain

After reading this and understanding how your brain is your bitch then are you going to go the extra mile in strengthening it. Hopefully you are so here are a few pointers on the best ways to strengthen your brain:-

  • Dedicate time to read new books
  • Learn new cooking recipes
  • Travel the world and experience new places
  • Forgive someone you hold a grudge against
  • Educate yourself to break out of your routine
  • Strengthen a relationship with partner, family or colleagues
  • Limit or try to remove TV or Video Games
  • Make love in a new position
  • Try a new sport you have never experienced
  • Take a class in a subject you know nothing about or learn a new language
  • Network at new conferences or seminars
  • Contact an old friend you have lost contact with

There are many more ways to strengthen your brain. The reasoning for this post is because your health is your wealth. Many of the younger generation are obsessed with their physique at training in the gym as well as healthy diets or food intake. But you rarely see anyone talking about the most important organ on a human being that the brain is. Make sure you are strengthening your brain guys and developing skills daily just for your own sanity.

Best Mindset Quotes

Here are the best mindset quotes :-

  • “Life is only as good as your mindset”

  • “You can’t win in life if you’re losing in your mind”

  • “If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse.”

  • “Im not broke – I am pre rich #PositiveThinking”

  • “You are confined only by the walls you build yourself”

  • “You have only failed if you have given up”

Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality. We need to believe in ourself because remember this guys that YOU ARE THE ONLY YOU THERE IS AND EVER WILL BE – SO MAKE YOU AWESOME!!

Your Brain is Your Bitch Summary

Too summarise, your brain is your bitch shows the power in this human organ. The brain controls all the mindset and thoughts you think. Are you giving this the attention and care it needs? Regular developments of the brain are key but you also need sleep and rest to recharge.

life is only as good as your mindset

The conclusion on your brain is your bitch is that the things we do are based on how we want to feel. Our thoughts create our feelings. Our feelings create our actions. Our actions create our results.

“Our thoughts become our words, our words become our beliefs, our beliefs become our actions, our actions become our habits, and our habits become our realities.”

So, if every feeling in our life is because of a thought we’re thinking, it makes sense that we need to begin looking inside our minds and be conscious of our thoughts. Once you can become aware of your thoughts you can decide which thoughts you want to keep thinking and which thoughts you want to get rid of. This will allow you to become the person you desire to be and therefore design the life you desire to live. The thoughts we think are a choice.

Let me know your thoughts on the brain is your bitch and whether you know any other quotes I can add into this article?

Make Money Online – Are You Crushing It?

Make Money Online – Are You Crushing It?

So we greet the New Year and we hear ‘this year is my year’.

People say ‘last year I was unlucky and now is my time to shine.’ But were you unlucky or did you suffer from this?

You hear and read stories of online entrepreneurs making seven figures being sat on the beach. You have a new idea to market weight loss tablets or sell amazon products.

Lets Be Honest With Your Expectations

This fatrank website is generally built for motivating my team and trying to be positive. The point is there has never been a better time in this world to be a millionaire and that is true. For more information on why I think this, read my article about how we are in the digital world where we can all start making money online.

However I just read a great status below from a good friend of mine on Facebook called Derrick Yazwa. He is a solid guy and have a lot of respect for him because he knows it is hard work, takes dedication and his knowledge on cryptocurrency is great. He presents the Chiang Mai conference where he does a mighty fine job if I do say so myself:

Just a little reminder to those of you trying to come up in the game and start your own business. Especially if you feel like everyone else is doing so well and you just can’t break through.

Probably 90% of the people you see online #CRUSHINGIT! are absolutely full of shit. They’re only showing you the best side of themselves on their IG and Snapchat. They rent their cars and Photoshop their earning reports.

They’re not showing you the actual struggle and reality that comes with building a business. They are not telling you about how many times they failed before they finally made $1, if they even have yet.

These people are only telling you the side of the story they want you to hear.

Like the dropshipping guru selling you a course about how he made 7 figures on his store. Well that’s nice, but $1m in a dropshipping store that makes 30% profit leaves you with $300k before taxes.

Enough to live a good life? Yeah. Better than working a job? You’re damn right. But do you see how you’re not getting the full story?

There is so much noise and bullshit in the internet marketing industry and you need to be hyper-aware of it. Don’t focus too much on the stories, look below the surface. The most important thing to take away from all of this is don’t compare yourself to others. Don’t think too much about trying to chase what others appear to have. Focus on becoming better each day and serving your customers.

When you find your success, be humble and get out there and help others find success as well. No one is gonna remember what car you drove when you’re gone. They’ll judge you by the value you provided while here.

Realistic Goals

I am all for writing my articles on thinking big and grafting as it can take you anywhere you want to be. But guys we need some realism mixed into this also. I did a blog on unrealistic goals from seo clients which you should read. It is all about taking small measured steps to reach your bigger dreams.

if you can dream it you do it

Dream long term about your perfect house and car. But take smaller steps to get there that are achievable. Like in Derrick’s status which is completely true, there are so many fake ads going around about how they have made millions. It is frustrating because then you get the millennials of today thinking they deserve to be earning that. Watch this video on the link which talks about how many folk nowadays just feel they should be successful without actually putting in the graft and hard work.

Setting Up

If you are considering setting up an online marketing company I would say 100% this is a great option for you. There is certainly a shortage of quality SEOs in the world in comparison to the demand for businesses who need this.

But does that mean it is easy – absolutely NOT!!

It is a struggle and you need to work your socks off to build your business.

Reasons Online Marketing is a Quality Trade To Learn

This fatrank blog talks about many aspects of SEO, affiliate and live goals. Here are some articles you should read on why I feel online marketing is a quality trade to learn:

Hopefully you will have a read of these and understand why I think this industry is unreal.

But I need to stress to you exactly like in the status above it is not all plain sailing and it does take a lot of training and hard work to build your company.

Help You Crushing It

So to get you started on scaling and crushing it, here are some other articles to read through when you get chance:

Tips on Mistakes I Have Made Previously

Over the years I have wasted sooooo much money and time. I mean millions and years of training which the teachers were simply regurgitating. Here are some to consider:

  • There are so many courses out there to learn SEO but this is the best seo course in my opinion to date.
  • Strategies will need to change and you need to deal with it instead of moaning about what used to work.
  • You need to enjoy the journey as building your online business should be fun so do not just waste your life working but enjoy the whole journey.
  • Stay clear of pyramid marketing schemes as these generally are scams and you earn money from the weak which I do not like.
  • Treasure your time more. I am firm believer wasted time is worse than wasted money so whatever hourly rate you think you are worth, treble it.
  • When looking to work out your SEO costs and quotes, always allow for much more time than you think it will take.

no challenge no change

If it Sounds too Good to be True it Usually is

If something sounds like an offer you cannot refuse then have a think about whether this is a scam or not first. There is so much noise and bullshit in the internet marketing industry and you need to be hyper-aware of it.

Don’t get caught up in the stories, look below the surface. The most important thing to take away from all of this is don’t compare yourself to others. Don’t stress yourself out trying to chase what others appear to have. They’re not showing you the actual struggle and reality that comes with building a business. They’re not telling you about how many times they failed before they finally made $1.

Conclusion to Making Money Online

Looking to make money online can be easy. But too many nowadays post false earnings.

Too many post incorrect ads to get the clicks like push button rankings and make it sound easier than what it is.

I have written articles saying making money online is easy but this is only if you are willing to put the hard work in initially to learn the trade.

Like any trade you need to learn and develop your skills first before considering making millions because it is an art to rank websites.

I want you to make this year your year. I want you to be successful.

But to do this you need to take massive determined action and be willing to develop everyday.

Hit me up with your success stories or where you are struggling and I will happily help or praise your work. Peace and all the best.

Move With The Times – DEAL WITH IT

Move With The Times – DEAL WITH IT

I decided to write this post because recently I’ve heard a lot of people moaning. The answer to them all is they are not moving with the times. Simple little examples are:

  • White hat SEO agencies moaning to me they are being outranked by a black hat spammer and how it is illegal what they are doing (which obviously it is not).
  • A few friends completely against cryptocurrency because they do not understand what it is and they cannot deal with change.
  • The best one is a local clothing shop complaining how they have lost money to people buying online, yet she sits there all day waiting in hope someone walks through the door instead of setting up her own online shop.

If You Dont Like Where You Are, MOVE. You Are Not A Tree

I absolutely love this saying “If You Don’t Like Where You Are, MOVE. You Are Not A Tree” because it is so true. Society nowadays love to watch the negative news and generally moan. Instead go out and take action to create your own luck because you are the master of your own destiny. Hard work and graft might not come easy to you but Will Smith sums this up perfectly:

“The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill. I will not be out-worked, period. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, you might be sexier than me, you might be all of those things you got it on me in nine categories. But if we get on the treadmill together, there’s two things: You’re getting off first, or I’m going to die. It’s really that simple, right?

You’re not going to out-work me. It’s such a simple, basic concept. The guy who is willing to hustle the most is going to be the guy that just gets that loose ball. The majority of people who aren’t getting the places they want or aren’t achieving the things that they want in this business is strictly based on hustle. It’s strictly based on being out-worked; it’s strictly based on missing crucial opportunities. I say all the time if you stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready.”

There has been a huge cultural shift with the internet, social media and mobile devices. Everything from ordering your weekly food shopping to placing a bet online is at your fingertips. As these technological shifts happen many businesses get left in the dust because they’re too comfortable with their current success that they do not move with the times. You cannot afford to be complacent when the technology is moving so god damn fast.

Push Yourself to Lose Daily

Crazy right this heading to push yourself into losing daily?

What I mean by this is people do not realise how far they can push themselves. Push yourself to the limits so you know the boundaries. Get out your comfort zone and push yourself because all failures is steps you take to learn and develop.

Your success is driven by your daily routine. A comfort zone is a nice place to be but nothing ever grows there or is exciting. I train my team and use this quote regularly for them :-

If it does not challenge you then it wont change you!!

So if you want to progress, develop and improve your life, work, relationships and finances then you need to be challenging yourself more. Remove the word lose out of your vocabulary and replace it with learn. So everytime you lose or fail that is great because means you are learning.

If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It

This heading sounds a bit cheesy but it is so true. Lets look at recent history to prove this. Do you remember that small idea called Uber? How people thought this was a terrible idea because who the hell would want to get into a vehicle with a stranger? Well Uber is now the largest car service in the world and the best part about all this is they do not own a single car. The truth around this is in today’s world generally this is how great new innovative ideas pan out:

  1. At first everyone ignores your crazy idea
  2. Then they start to laugh and ridicule your ideas
  3. They attack your idea or fight it
  4. Then they build monuments of you or want to invest into the crazy idea

Another classic example of this is AirBNB. Two skint guys called Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky were struggling to pay their rent. So they decided to try and rent out three airbeds in their living room as a conference was nearby. Surely no one would want to go online and book a place to stop with strangers. No that could never work haha. Well now from this initial airbed rental night they have developed and grown AirBNB to be with over $30 million. The best part of this again is they do not even own the accommodation but came up with a simple concept. Hopefully you are now getting where I’m coming from guys.

Key Takeaways

Here are some key takeaways I believe everyone should embrace. There is only one person who can improve your attitude and your life and that is you. If you do not like your 9-5 job or you’re bored at home then you are the only person to blame for this. The secret of getting ahead of the game is simply to start, so do not use the excuse you have no time because that is bullshit. Have a read of this article about being too busy because it is a lame excuse used by too many people. Here are my takeaways:

Embrace the Digital Era

I have created a full article about the digital world so go and read up on this in more detail here. But basically as the internet has evolved then we should be doing the same to adapt to this. The retail landscape is changing frequently. Bricks and mortar shops are the dinosaurs of retail nowadays.

ideas and execution

If your store is not online or you are not able deliver to your customers door then are you even open for business. Get yourself found online within Google search or on social media. If you need to learn SEO then start doing this today because like you would try to improve your sales techniques if you are struggling to sell then why not improve your marketing knowledge to get the initial leads in the first place.

Forget White Hat, Grey Hat SEO or Black Hat – Have an ROI Hat

If you start to learn the basics of SEO then you will come across the terms white hat, grey hat and black hat. White Hat Agencies mock Black Hat as being spammers but my opinion on this is that the black hatters generally just know how to manipulate the results in Google better. However me personally I do not consider myself to be any of white, grey or black hat. I like to see myself as wearing an ROI Hat. If something works well in marketing to get my businesses return on investment then I would look into doing this.

Deal With It

This may sound really harsh but again it is about embracing change and dealing with it. If you have never heard of stoicism then I would recommend you reading up on this. People will voluntarily discomfort themselves to prepare for misfortune. Here are some stoicism examples where they try to prepare themselves to be stronger. A great video explaining stoicism is here if you want to understand more on it:

Family members and close friends are going to pass away and are you going to let this affect your life for years or deal with it? Celebrate their life and make them proud of you but live for the moment as your time will be up soon anyway. A great quote on this is “a hurdle will always be presented in front of you so jump it and carry on with the race”.

 CryptoCurrency

The latest booming trend is digital currency. The cryptocurrency bandwagon has been slated for years and ridiculed. Is this not another Uber or Airbnb happening before your eyes? Why not look to invest a little bit into it. That way if it does boom you could make a lot of money and you have not just let this opportunity pass you by. Here is a website where you can buy digital currency online should you want to know the best platforms to purchase Bitcoin, Ethereum or whichever crypto coins you decide.

Your Network is Your Net Worth

If you want to move with the times then networking will open so many opportunities for you. The saying your network is your net worth is so true because it gives you more friends to share ideas with or pick up suggestions from. I am all about synergising with others and believe networking to be so important for developing your forward thinking skills. Get yourself to topic related conferences, seminars and meetups for whatever industry you work in. Build your network and make synergy a big part of next year.

Things Constantly Change

You must be willing to adapt in life as things are constantly changing. So instead of dwelling in the past on what has been then anticipate change and be ready for it. Monitor and quickly develop when the goalposts move. The faster you let go to the change the happier you will be. Watch this video and make sure you are the one who is happy to confront change head on and move with the times. Treat it as a new adventure, a new challenge in your life and embrace this. When things constantly change it keeps you on your toes and a gives a fresh feeling.

Conclusion

Don’t hate the player but hate the game. Get yourself in the game and start being innovative. Move with the times instead of wasting time moaning about how others might be hustling better than you. Make a start today to improve who you are as a person. Here are some other articles you can read about my lessons in life and progression to strive to be a better person:

Hope you enjoyed this blog and if I have missed anything off here please comment below. I’m always happy to edit, improve and tweak the articles I write if you feel something is missing. We built this website for my friends and family mainly instead of monetising it so comment away and I will add more details happily.

Live The Moment – It Is All About The Journey Not The Outcome

Live The Moment – It Is All About The Journey Not The Outcome

In recent years I have experienced a lot of life lessons which you can read here on this Digital Nomad Life Lessons article.

I started to understand what actually makes me happy and to stop chasing this never ending dream. I used to dream about buying a really nice red Ferrari and live in a mansion but actually quickly realised that does not make you any happier.

A few of my friends are multi millionaires and have all these materials people could only dream of. Yet they are depressed and not happy because it did not give them the feeling they thought it would.

In fact one friend said “I got a bigger buzz and excitement when I was 19 and bought my Fiesta RS Turbo than I did when I bought my 300k brand new Ferrari”.

Stop Chasing Perfection and Enjoy The Journey

When you are trying to improve your life that is great. But do not let perfection be the enemy of good because what is perfection.

If your bank balance is perfection then money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end. Here is a great image with the paradox of our age and chasing dreams.

Live The Moment

Travelling and Memories

Travelling while you are young enough to enjoy it is key. As we grow older, and hence wiser, we slowly realise that wearing an £8000 or a £10 watch – they both tell the same time.

If you are in love with the idea of travelling and want to make money whilst doing it, you might want to think about becoming a digital nomad.

Whether we carry a £500 or a £20 wallet – the amount of money inside is the same. If we drink a bottle of £400 or £40 champagne  – the hangover is the same.

If the house we live in is 200 or 6000 sq. ft. – loneliness is the same. Whether you drive a £2000 Ford or a £95000 Ferrari – they both serve the same purpose.

You will realise, your true inner happiness does not come from the things you buy but from experiences and memories you create.

“Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show”

True happiness is when you have mates, buddies and old friends, brothers and sisters, parents, who you chat with, laugh with, talk with, have sung songs with and created those memories with.

Majority of these experiences come from travelling. Personally all my best memories are when I do something new like travelled and experienced a new culture or gone of a stag party with a group of close friends.

New Generation of Youngsters – Millennials

The youngsters of today are very much different to previous. I personally see this so much within my football team and see a general lack of respect for the elderly which never used to be the case.

The commitment to turn up every week is not there and everything is too easy nowadays to just quit. Back in the day youngsters would hang around and fight for their position, earn respect and realise you are not going to make an instinct impact.

Social media and the internet for myself has made me a lot of money. (It could earn you money too – just read the introduction to Search Engine Optimisation and you will be on you way to earning the big bucks from behind your computer screen.) However the introduction of this digital era has killed relationships, friendships and ability to actual speak with fellow humans.

It is so sad to see the lack of communication nowadays as people do everything through their phones now. Social and communication skills are worse than ever and watch this video which I feel will open so many peoples eyes:

The millennials are the generation of people born after the year of 1984. People often accuse this group of being tough to manage and having a sense of entitlement.

For anyone unsure on what entitlement is then ‘the definition of entitlement is: the feeling or belief that you deserve to be given something (such as special privileges). A sense of entitlement complex is linked with narcissism and borderline personality disorder.’

In psychiatry we use the term “sense of entitlement” to describe the outrageous attitude of some of our more narcissistic clients. They believe that the world “owes” them and they want to collect NOW.

Why Millennials are Different?

So why do the younger generation now aka millennials feel this way. Is it a lack of parenting and mothers / fathers saying their kids could be anything they want to be.

Does that educate the millennials to feel that life owes them something? When I was brought up I was educated to work hard and graft for the nicer things in life.

The best advice my dad always gave me was never to chase money – I love this phrase :

“Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end”

Do not chase the perfect life because there is no such thing. You live in the perfect life today so appreciate everything you have. Sounds daft but when you turn the tap and clean water flows out, be grateful for it. There are many countries where people would dream for something as simple.

Being grateful will allow you to enjoy your life today and not keep chasing the unknown. We tend to forget happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have but rather recognising and appreciating what we do have.

Undeniable Facts Of Life

Below is seven undeniable facts of life we need to realise and appreciate. In life if you work hard you create your own luck and do not just believe being lucky is instilled into people.

You cannot win the raffle if you have not bought a ticket. So get out there and purchase as many tickets you can. While you are sleeping or watching TV others are grafting or creating those happy memories. The 7 undeniable facts are :

  1. Don’t educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be happy. So when they grow up they will know the value of things not the price.
  2. Best awarded words: “Eat your food as your medicines. Otherwise you have to eat medicines as your food.”
  3. The One who loves you will never leave you because even if there are 100 reasons to give up he or she will find one reason to hold on.
  4. There is a big difference between a human being and being human. Only a few really understand it.
  5. You are loved when you are born. You will be loved when you die. In between, You have to manage!
  6. If you just want to Walk Fast, Walk Alone! But if you want to Walk Far, Walk Together!
  7. One thing guaranteed in life is death. So live every single day as if it is your last!

I personally love travelling and because of this become a digital nomad so am able to work while venturing around the world. When people create wish lists then mine is mainly to places I have never been because love experiencing new cultures.

My wish list quote is – I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list of things to do. One of the great things about travelling the world is that you find out how many good, kind people there are on earth.

It will surprise you once you get yourself out of watching the news which is full of war, bad press and depressing stories. For that reason I try to not read newspapers or watch the news.

Time is the Best Xmas or Birthday Present

When it comes to christmas, birthdays, valentines day or anniversaries then I personally do not go out purchasing expensive bags, jewellery or gifts for the mrs or family.

OK hit me with the comments saying ‘Dooley you tight arse’ haha. No but the reasoning behind this is because my most expensive present I could give to anyone is my time and creating memories and therefore that is what I would prefer to do.

This is the complete opposite to being in the workplace where I want to save as much time and effort by delegating work at possible. A well know saying to do with this is :

“We don’t buy things with money, we buy them with hours of our lives”

The one thing you cannot purchase in life is time. Time is against us all and therefore living each day as your last is a must.

Ask yourself if you died today then have you lived you life to the maximum? Or have you kept trying to build the perfect life for tomorrow.

There is no point being ‘the richest man in the graveyard’ so spend your money on memories with people you love.

Fear Of Death

As upsetting as this sounds but when your time is up then your time is up. You could be 3 years old and hit by a bus or 50 years old and hit with cancer.

However life goes on and I am sure we all have a sad story of how we are hard done by. Maybe because we lost our mum, dad or best friend in such drastic circumstances (I certainly used to think this way for years when I lost my father who was my best friend). But save your story for X Factor because they love stuff like that.

Stop beating yourself up and make the most of your own life today. Go see your old best friends you have not seen for a year or a family member who was once close to you. Hold no regrets and build up your memory bank TODAY – not tomorrow.

“The Fear of Death is Worse than Death Itself”

Living in fear of dying is pointless and you are wasting your life away. I start to embrace death and think at least I can finally chill and get some sleep instead of living my hectic lifestyle lol.

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A person who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. Here is a nice poem I like to believe and hopefully our loved ones are looking over us and helping with our every move:

“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen unheard but always near, Still loved still missed and very dear. Death leaves a heartache, no one can heal, Love leaves a memory, no one can steal.”

Every minute you spend mourning the past or feeling upset about history you are wasting about changing your future. Today you are creating your history and you write your own memories from what you physically do today.

Do not get me wrong and graft hard in work and do not be lazy so it sets you up to live a nicer more lucrative life tomorrow but only you know deep down whether you are creating all those memories you will be proud of on your death bed.

Have you created a wish list you want to achieve this year and worked towards fulfilling this. If not why?

Health is Wealth

Having a healthy balanced lifestyle is crucial. Here is a list of things below I feel everyone needs in their life to maintain health:

  • Sun – Human skin can make large amounts of vitamin D with high exposure when the sun is high in the sky. Your body is designed to get the vitamin D it needs when your bare skin is exposed to sunlight.
  • Exercise –  One of the most important parts of keeping your body at a healthy weight. Exercise helps people lose weight and lower the risk of some diseases. Exercising to maintain a healthy weight decreases a person’s risk of developing certain diseases. Some of these include Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.
  • Diet – Controls weight, improves your mood, combats diseases, boosts energy and helps make you live longer are just a few reasons why a well balanced diet is so important
  • Rest – Improves memory, live longer, lower stress. Just a few of many advantages to making sure you do not burn yourself out. Rest and sleep are certainly an important part of your life.
  • Synergise – Networking and synergising improves self confidence and reduces stress levels. So one of the most important parts of life in my opinion is synergising.
  • Friends – Laughter and banter with friends certainly reduces your stress levels and helps you switch off from problems. Friends are a huge part of your life so go the extra mile for them. You never know when you will need them in return.

Maintain these above in all stages of Life and enjoy a healthy life. The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for. We start to realise in life what makes us happy and are wiser to chasing a never ending dream.

The best part to take from this blog is to ask yourself ‘What are you doing Today to make your life better and creating a memory to tell your friends and grandkids about?

The Digital World

The Digital World

We are living in the Digital World now where making money online has never been so easy. A decade ago it was rare for people to have constant access to the internet. If they did it would be in internet cafes or at home on desktops or laptops.

Nowadays a large portion of the population has a mobile phone in their hand which connects them directly to the internet. With all this access to billions of the world population, are you making the most of getting your brand, business or self out there?

I have learned a lot of life lessons being a digital nomad and the biggest is to constantly improve my software and digital knowledge because this is only going to grow year on year.

What Do You Mean By Digital World?

The Digital World is the environment we currently live in. There are so many of us connected to the internet and using various online services.

So much of what we do is based around the internet these days: shopping, entertainment, learning, and above all, communication. Lots of things we do in our every day lives revolve around being online and being connected.

Ever feel like you can’t do anything at all when your WiFi connection goes down? That shows you how much of an influence the internet has on all of us, and how much power it holds when it comes to business.

There is no one complete definition of the Digital World or the Digital Era as it involves many different things. The broad explanation involves technology which increases the amount and speed of knowledge in society and the economy.

Because being connected to the internet gives us pretty much all the information and resources we need, there is always the opportunity to grow and develop as individuals and as businesses.

In life we all have the same 24 hours in a day so it is upto yourselves to develop and make the most of your time.

Software Will Disrupt Most Traditional Industries

Examples of why software will disrupt most traditional industries are hitting us everyday. Look at Uber which is just a software tool and they do not even own any cars but are the largest taxi business in the world.

Ever booked a place with Airbnb? This is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don’t own any properties. Machine learning and artificial intelligence is getting insane.

Just check out this video of the artificial intelligence used at IBM watson. It is now more accurate within seconds than many lawyers in the US:

Watson already helps nurses diagnosing cancer, 4 times more accurate than human nurses. Facebook now has a pattern recognition software that can recognize faces better than humans.

In 2030, computers will become more intelligent than humans. So the best advice if software will disrupt most traditional industries is to understand and learn software and the digital world.

Read this article about moving with the times because you really need to start embracing this even if you do not agree with it all.

What is a Digital Company?

A digital company is any kind of business which uses technology to grow and improve their enterprise. This can include using online marketing techniques like SEO vs PPC and social media advertising.

In today’s Digital World it’s so much easier to market your company online as there are so many more resources available.

Previously a business would have to rely on word of mouth in their local town or costly leaflet campaigns. Now anyone can showcase their products or services on the internet.

Most people with access to the internet will have a mobile phone. So why not harness the power of these devices and display your brand right in the palm of their hand?

It doesn’t have to cost a lot either, in fact it doesn’t have to cost anything. Setting up a Facebook page, Twitter profile and Instagram account to promote your services is completely free and can lead you to social media marketing success.

Of course you can choose to pay to promote your posts on social media, pay for ads in Google search, and pay for SEO services if you want to.

It all depends what kind of scale you want to grow your business on. It’s always wise to start out simple and then grow your strategies as the company expands.

As long as you’re getting exposure and putting your brand in front of people who wouldn’t have otherwise known about it, you’re making progress.

Why is Digital Marketing Important for Business?

Whether you are a completely new company, or you’ve been running a business for 30 years, there is no denying that digital marketing is vital. These days it is rare to find a successful business which doesn’t have some kind of online presence.

This could be as simple as having a listing in Google maps to help people find you. For larger brands or new startups, the use of digital marketing strategies is so important. It’s crucial if you want to stay ahead of the competition.

The majority of people now search online before they buy a product or service. Statistics show that over 70% of shoppers think they will get a better deal online than in store.

With all the information there in black and white for us to see, most people will compare prices of a certain product from different online stores. Or we’ll look at a few companies’ websites before enquiring with one.

So if your business doesn’t have an online presence but your competitors do, guess what? They’re going to be taking all of your potential customers away from you because your brand simply can’t be seen.

These days, the internet is such a core part of the consumer experience. You’d be crazy not to harness its power and start profiting from the Digital Era.

Whether that’s just by setting up social media accounts for your brand and posting regular updates, or creating a complete SEO strategy and building links to your website.

Living in a Digital World in January 2018

The opportunity to develop a successful business or become an entrepreneur has never been bigger. We use technology every day to communicate, learn new things, make purchases and even watch movies.

There are so many resources available which enable us to enhance our knowledge and skills on a variety of different topics. This means it’s so much easier to work for yourself and become an entrepreneur in virtually any field.

By doing this you can work from your own schedule and adopt a laptop lifestyle which allows you to work wherever you want as long as you have a WiFi connection.

From a consumer’s point of view, living in the Digital World opens up a whole host of opportunities as well.

It is now so easy to buy things online, get a taxi, book holidays, you name it. There is an instant answer to almost everything, and companies in the Digital Era need to keep up with this. If they don’t, they won’t be able to beat their competition.

Never Been a Better Time To Be an Entrepreneur

The development of technology and online resources is currently at its highest and fastest level ever. This means there has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur and start your own business.

Check out this article from the Washington Post to find out more about becoming an entrepreneur and working for yourself in the current Digital Age.

Also take a look at the video below where Scooter Braun talks about the opportunities available now compared to years ago.

This draws a contrast between companies right now who have access to the internet, and companies decades ago. This is back when they simply relied on word of mouth in their local town.

It is so much easier for you to get your brand in front of potential customers and showcase what you do on a national and even global scale.

Most people in developed countries use some form of social media. However if they don’t they’ll almost definitely use a search engine like Google. These are two places with vast audiences of people wanting to either buy something, learn something or be entertained by something.

If you can provide consumers with one of these things in a way which is profitable for you. Then you’re harnessing the power of the Digital Age.

Online Entrepreneurs Understand Growth Hacking

If you’re going to become an online entrepreneur, you need to understand the concept of growth hacking. This term refers to the use of different marketing strategies in order to find the most effective way of growing a business.

You basically test different techniques for marketing a brand and see which ones give you the best results.

This can be a tricky business as the world of SEO and marketing is changing rapidly every day. Meaning last year’s top strategies could be completely useless now.

With Google updating its algorithm on an almost daily basis, keeping up with what works best takes a lot of patience. It’s common to see a lot of failure as well.

You need to be positive about your problems, otherwise SEO is never going to work for you, as you will be facing different problems all the time. You need to learn from these.

You’ll find yourself trying lots of things that have no effect. There will even be some things which have a negative effect, before you find what works best.

This can even vary from niche to niche and depending on who your target audience is.

Some companies will have great success using social media campaigns, whereas others get better results from paid Google ads. Find out more about PPC vs Organic vs Hybrid here.

This is why growth hacking is key as you always need to be ahead of the game in your own industry.

How to Become a Growth Hacker?

If you realise the advantages of becoming a growth hacker then you need to look at taking action today. The easiest way to start learning the trade of being a growth hacker is taking training. This will develop your skills and improve your knowledge.

In life the best investments you can do is in yourself. You should be developing, improving and networking every day to make yourself a better person tomorrow.

Strive to be the best and progress daily. I want to know that you are developing your skills in January 2018 so tomorrow you are a better person.

Leave a comment below and tell me how you are developing yourself today and lets chat.