These are some things that can make your life better, some really obvious, others not so much..
Outside of what we do, our personal lives are essentially the result of the relationships we build, the things we think and the things we say.
Talked about the words we use
Using "And" instead of "But" creates possibilities
Using "Won't" vs "Can't" creates clear communication and trust
Talked about the way we think
If you think you can or think you cannot, you're right
You will become an average of the 5 people you hang out with the most
Connecting with people is incredibly important
You WILL need an advocate at some point
People want to work with people they like
Financial integrity can make you or break you. Both in personal and in professional matters.
Remember the basic accounts payable and receiveable
Always look for opportunities to create passive income streams
People are important
Respect is paramount (yourself and others)
Time spent investing in your spirituality will always be worth it
Try reading the Bible
Whatever your religion is, practice it well without doing harm to others
The closer we get to God, the better we treat ourselves and people around us
Create a plan for education in your life.. Find out if you are a lifelong learner who will drive yourself or someone who needs a structured educational system like a university.
Wether you are self taught or in school, reading is incredibly important.. You will become what you read. Here are some of my favorite books:
Good to Great
Design of Everyday Things
The Artisan Soul
The Achievement Habit
It's super important to have a plan for your long term physical health.
No fitness and poor diet will creep up on you in your 30s.
Get a trainer if you're not motivated to work out on your own
Get a partner to work out with
Create a routine and stick with it
Keeping our stress in line, bouncing back from setbacks and building great relationships are
very important in designing a great life. Having people you can vent to, get advice from and lean on during tough times is essential to maintaining a positive outlook on life. Without these relationships to fall back on we tend to lean on substances, become depressed and become isolated. We grow in community.
Build a support group around yourself by being supportive to others
Share your struggles in a group or meeting where you'll be safe
Become part of a community where you can receive and give support
Visit a Psychologist now and then. It doesn't mean you're crazy.. It's Science.
Creativity is like everything else in life, it doesn't happen in a vacuum.
Get outside and talk to people
Make something with your hands
Watch some Youtube videos
Learn something outside of your area of expertise
Watch some Ted Talks
Read a book
Do something super spontaneous
The biggest secret of designing a great life
You will become an average of the 5 people you hang out with the most.
Make sure each of those 5 people challenge you in at least two of these areas:
You will become like the 5 people you hang out with