07-JULY 11-2021

Here’s to a better YOU … and now … Today’s DarrenDaily Recap Sunday.  A collection of the weeks videos from Darren Hardy.  Enjoy!

Naturally beautiful: Signal Hill St. John’s Newfoundland and Labrador Canada.

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… I’ll bring a cushion and sit awhile!.

P.S. “Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.” –Jim Rohn

July 11, 2020

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got!” —Alan Scott

5 Strategies To Boost Mental Strength

When it comes to success in virtually an aspect of life, what do you think is the most important variable?  Genetics?  Education?  Hard work?  Luck?

Mental StrengthAccording to sports psychologist Terry Orlick, who has worked with the most successful people in every aspect of life, “Human excellence in virtually all domains is guided by mental factors.”  In other words, grit, mental toughness, resilience, mental fortitude, determination, persistence … whatever you want to call it, it boils down to mental strength.  Along these lines, while we often focus on training the physical body, the mental side of things frequently gets overlooked.

Here are 5 strategies to help sharpen your mental game.

1. Drop and give me 5!  Pushups, that is. It’s easy to be self-critical, which can be one of the most damaging chinks in your mental armor.  When you catch yourself thinking negative thoughts, beating yourself up, or having self-doubt, do five pushups, squats, jumping jacks, burpees, whatever.  The idea is not to punish yourself, it’s just about raising that awareness.

2. Embrace a growth mindset.  Too often, we succumb to a “fixed mindset,” which basically means that we believe that we are born with a “fixed, unchangeable amount” of our “natural” capabilities (things like talent and intelligence).  Instead, we need to embrace a “growth mindset” where we view our abilities as things that can be developed or grown over time.  The growth mindset promotes resilience and mental fortitude while the fixed one does not.

3. Put on your success-filtered glasses.  Part of embracing a “growth mindset” involves viewing experiences through a “success filter.”  Instead of viewing setbacks as failures, put on your “success filter” glasses and view those setbacks as “learning experiences” and “growth opportunities.”

4. Become a problem solver.  Folks with a growth mindset view things differently; they see setbacks and effort as opportunities to improve ability, intelligence, and experience.  Instead of viewing challenges as obstacles or excuses, become a problem solver and meet them head on with resilience and creativity.

5. Sleep.  Most people know that not getting enough sleep affects energy levels, mood, mental and physical performance, appetite, metabolic function (e.g., carbohydrate tolerance), and more.  Along those lines, you probably wouldn’t be surprised to find out that inadequate sleep affect decision making and cognitive function.  And there’s no question that sleep loss and fatigue can be tremendous threats to mental fortitude.

Regardless of whether you want to successfully lose weight and keep it off, improve your performance at work or in the gym, or simply be the best that you can be, there’s no question that mental fortitude is one of the most important tools you’ll need in your toolbox.

To You,
Change That Up!

July 11, 2019

Bits and Boobs … no not those boobs!

1. Tips for building your credit.

  • Be sure to make your payments on time, and pay more than the minimum monthly payment to pay off your balance quicker.
  • Keep an eye on your credit limit – don’t go over it, as this could impact your credit rating.
  • Make a credit budget to plan your payment schedule.

2. July… halfway through the year!  It is a great time where millions and millions are in serious credit card debt.  Why?  Because of the holidays?  The holidays are supposed to be some of the happiest times of the year , but for most people, it quickly turns into the most stressful time of the year.  Financially, this is where more people overspend and go into debt than any other time of the year.

3. The reason why worry kills more people than work does – is that more people worry than work!

4. Who’s going to buy the Int’l Space Station?  [Is it sold?  Who bought?  No idea.]

5. What do professional chefs think about the the use of microwave ovens to cook food?  [The distaste for using a microwave in a professional kitchen has nothing to do with disruption of molecules, how it cooks, or anything about what it does to food.  It is more about setting the food up properly; covering the dish; transferring odors; type of foods; etcetera.]

6. Back in December, 1917, A leading Gold analyst said he could see the metal hitting $1,700/oz or higher in 2018.  Did it happen, and if so, how is Gold doing today?  [Sorry to hear today! it is just over $1416/oz.] 

7. And Finally.  How we repeat our mistakes.

    • Success comes from good judgment.
    • Good judgment comes from experience.
    • Experience comes from bad judgment.

Many years ago, an attorney, Barry LePatner, made the following statement:

“Good judgment is usually the result of experience.  And experience is frequently the result of bad judgment.  But to learn from the experience of others … requires those who have the experience to share the knowledge with those who follow.”

Make this the best, rest of the year, ever!  🙂

July 11, 2017

Broken Paddle Diner (Kimberly)

Great start to the day!  Breakfast at the “Broken Paddle Dinner,” the place may not be fancy but the staff and food choices are GREAT.

Got a few things: Ice for our NEWLY PURCHASED Travel Cooler; Coffee for our NEWLY PURCHASED Coffee Maker!  [We found out-the-hard-way, no microwave, or fridge in the chateau…

Now we’ll be traveling (by day) with ice-cold-drinks and wakin’ to the smell of our familiar & beloved “Tim Horton’s Mocha” in our guest suite.

Ahhhh! … Yahhhh!  The simple Life!

P.S. Out-for-dinner, on-the-town…  The Stone Slab Pizza Ristorante “RAN OUT OF PIZZA DOUGH” around 5:45 P.M. (…at least five full hours before closing!!!

REW

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