Find Your Inner Beyonce and Get Everything You Hoped and Dreamed of

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What do you think of when you hear Beyonce’s name? Is it her beauty, her interesting children’s names, her fortune, her talent, her serious work ethic, her confidence, her husband Jay-Z or Destiny’s Child?

I know there are a lot of negative things that newspapers and magazines all over the world write about her and there are even more opinions people have about her and her life, but I always trained myself to see the good in people, so I will stick with it.

When I hear Beyonce’s name, I get excited and alert. I start asking myself questions about the work I am doing, the progress I make, how I can create results for myself and more importantly, am I enjoying what I am doing?

Beyonce loves her work. She is so passionate about it and if you watched any of her interviews, you will know that this is all she ever wanted to be doing. She wanted to be an artist, to entertain, to make people feel good and to make a change for the better using her talents.

Even if for whatever reason you may not like Beyonce, I am sure we can all agree that she is a strong woman who created everything she wanted. She worked tirelessly to build her career in both singing and acting, she married the man she wanted, has children with him, she created financial wealth for herself, she is one of the most famous people on the planet, she gets involved in charitable projects and even performed at the World Humanitarian Day in 2012 – a United Nations event!  

“Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.” – Beyonce

I am convinced we all have our own inner Beyonce. That part of us that drives us to achieve our goals, that strives for the best and kicks in when we’ve had enough of not playing full out, of not following our heart and of being fed up with living our lives the way other people would approve of it.

What stands between ourselves and our dreams and goals is the belief in ourselves that we can achieve them and the belief that we deserve to achieve them.

One of my biggest achievements was to move to London and create my dream life here. I was only 21, but I did everything to make that move happen and with each day I am living more of the life I imagined for myself.

There was nothing that could stop me from taking that step, no matter how scary and hard other people tried to convince me it will be. No matter how much my parents worried and no matter how much my friends thought I was giving up a pretty good life in my home country to move somewhere new and start from scratch.

I’ll be celebrating my 9th year in London in September. Go figure! This all happened because I believed I deserved more, and I believed I can make it happen no matter what. If I could make this dream come true, so can you! It’s time to take a page out of Beyonce’s book and start working towards your goals and dreams.

“The reality is: sometimes you lose. And you’re never too good to lose. You’re never too big to lose. You’re never too smart to lose. It happens.” – Beyonce

Whenever I get asked about the first steps to take when one gets serious about living the life they dream of, I advise people to start asking themselves questions. The first step is to figure out what is important to you, what values do you have that you will do anything to protect, what do you want to do with your time, what do you want to achieve the most, and what example do you want to give to those you interact with?

When you get clear and you have your answers, everything will start falling in place. You will feel more connected to your intuition, you will meet people who can help you and you will discover the next steps. All you need to do is take the first one.

How are you bringing out your inner Beyonce? Let us know by commenting below!

Believing in the Perfect Love Is the Greatest Relationship Killer

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The perfect couples know everything about each other completely. They can read each other’s minds. They always agree with each other. They want exactly the same things in life. They want to do the same thing, all the time. And they never fight. This is the perfect couple who is always happy.

But that’s just a fantasy.

Expecting this to be your relationship is unrealistic. Even if you have held this idea in your mind for years, maybe you’ve already suspected that something is wrong with this image. Life is full of changes and challenges. Somehow, many couples – young and old – fall into the trap that there’s a “perfect relationship” out there.

The Downside of a Relationship Is Always Hidden

Why does everyone believe this? People tend to set unrealistic expectations for what their partners should be like. These magical ideas start when they are little kids.

In fairy tales and animated Disney films, the prince saves the princess. They are soulmates, who know each other immediately and thoroughly. Their love stories are perfectly idealized. No fights and no challenges arise along the way. Romantic comedies are the same way. The couple always gets together at the peak of happiness, and then they live together happily ever after. Roll credits. You don’t get to see the aftermath: when the couple still loves each other, but they have to deal with disagreements and live through big challenges.

Parents also set perceptions of what makes a good partner. We have strongly ingrained cultural expectations of what a “boyfriend,” “girlfriend,” “husband,” or “wife” should be like. That’s hard to shake! For example, your mother may have told you that “boys will be boys” – husbands tend to be cold and distant and therefore you should expect and accept that in your relationships. While that might save you trouble at the beginning, down the road, this complacent attitude can only build resentment and unhappiness.

People also compare their relationships to those of others all the time. That’s easier than ever to do with Facebook and Instagram. Your friends probably talk a lot about the “perfect” things that their partners do for them. People want to share the good in their lives, not the bad. But relationships on social media are filtered. All you see are the special date nights, the engagements, and the vacation photos. Nobody posts photos of their fights and loneliness. It’s important to remember that everyone has different relationship experiences. Comparison on this front is simply meaningless.

People Make Unrealistic Expectations to Create the Perfect Love

As a result of all these learned expectations, people want to mold their partners into their ideal version. But based on unrealistic expectations, they will make demands that just don’t work. And then, when the partner can’t meet their expectations, they demand more and more, thinking that it’s supposed to be “love” that makes their dreams come true.

One common mistake that women and men make is that their partners can “read their minds” and meet their needs without saying anything. But this is not just uncommon, it’s impossible. Without realizing that this is an unrealistic expectation, they will constantly feel disappointed by their partners and conclude that they should keep seeking for the one that can best fit in a relationship.

It’s easy to think that “love” will solve all the problems. People attribute disappointment to “lack of love” or “we’re not really meant to be together.” These couples who think this way will then break up and move on to another relationship. And they’ll take the same behaviors with them.

They hope to find someone who can fit their mold. But what they don’t realize is that their expectations are just unrealistic. They will end up getting stuck in the same loop of relationships.

Make Your Relationship Down to Earth

A down-to-earth relationship doesn’t mean it’s not special. Everyone’s love story is unique because of both the upside and downside the couple experiences together. A realistic relationship can be healthy even though it’s not perfect. Try the following steps to make your love life happier.

1. List out all of your expectations.

Write down each of your expectations, starting each sentence with “I expect him/her to…” You don’t need to justify any of your expectations. The point here is to be honest with yourself.

Examples: “I expect him to know that I’m sad even when I don’t tell him how I feel.” Or “I expect her to adjust to my schedule changes without ever getting upset.” Anything that’s honest and true should go on this list.

2. Review your list.

Now is the time to bring judgment back into the equation. Read through your list and cross out anything that you haven’t fulfilled yourself. For example, ask yourself: Is it actually realistic to ask your partner to hang out with you for hours every day, when he/she has a demanding job? Do you always hang out with him/her when you’re busy with work or school?

3. Switch the position with your partner and look at the list again.

Go through the list another time. Now, instead of asking if you can fulfill the expectations, think more carefully about whether he/she can. Just because you can live up to some expectations doesn’t mean your partner can, too. Maybe you’re an obsessive cleaner, but your partner only cleans once a week or so. Is it realistic to ask him/her to clean every day, or as often as you do?

This will pare down your list even more, leaving only the truly reasonable expectations behind.

4. Spell out your expectations to your partner.

The best you can do is to explicitly state your expectations to your partner. Talk about challenges in meeting each other’s expectations. Then compromise and refine those expectations so that both of you can be happy.

Remember that fantasy of the perfect couple? It was never real and never will be. A realistic relationship is full of challenges and it takes compromises. Stop chasing for the perfect relationship. Unrealistic expectations on your partner sabotage not only your partner, but yourself and your relationship.

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My Recent Link Building Mistakes and Solutions

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After building 10 PBN’s (private blog networks), I’ve been able to rank several websites in a short week. However, some have performed better than others and I attribute the success to my “anchor” text placements within the content. Another element of success is the fact I was able to boost each PBN’s DA and PA by applying a few solid link building strategies. In short, I would build PBN’s spend time, ranking them using citations, deep linking, and content, then start linking them to my “target” website. Because I have around 5 different “main” websites, I’m able to do a several tests and have found some techniques work better than others. I would like to take this time to share some of the lessons I’ve learned over recent months about link building and how to implement keywords into content.

Link Building Lesson

When I started to build links, I made the huge mistake of using 100% EXACT match keyword. A few years back, this would have worked well, however, the search algorithm has changed and you need to diversify your efforts. You have to keep in mind, Google puts more emphasis on the user search experience so it’s important to start mixing things up. For example, when people are searching for something online, they’ll use the following:

  • Long tail keywords
  • Branded keywords
  • LSI keywords
  • Related keywords
  • Phrases
  • Others

Google knows when you are EXACT match stuffing so it’s important to start using a diverse set of keywords. However, you have many tools available that will allow you to find the right set of keywords. I’ve outlined my strategy below and it’s important to follow my keyword distribution pattern to achieve optimal results.

Keyword Distribution

EXACT Match Keywords (12%)

When building links to my “target” website, I ensure 12% of my links have EXACT match anchor text. This means you’re completely focusing on the main or target keyword. For example, if you are trying to rank for “immigration lawyer Toronto”, then it’s important to build links using this keyword.

PHRASE Match Keywords (15%)

Finding phrase matched keywords to add to your content is NOT difficult. This keyword distribution involves using the EXACT match keyword plus adding some other words relevant to your website. This will help you focus on those people who like to be more precise when searching. For example, you should use something like this “find the best immigration lawyer Toronto”

BRAND Match Keywords (5%)

When building links, this means including your brand name or domain name WITHOUT .com. For example, if we are focusing on JohnChow.com, then brand match would be “John Chow”. We know from this blog, the brand is obviously John Chow so we are simply using it going forward to build a link.

BRANDED Match Keywords (2%)

When you use this keyword distribution strategy, it’s important to include your brand name and some other keywords, but NOT your main keywords. This is NOT hard to do, but you need to focus when coming up with something creative. For example, here’s something that follows this strategy: “John Chow is the best blog online”

BRANDED KW Match Keywords (3%)

When building links, you have to include branded with your keyword in place. For example, above, I’ve focused on two keywords: immigration lawyer Toronto and john chow. In this strategy, you are simply putting these together. However, we know JohnChow.com is about online blogging so joining these two won’t make sense, but going forward, simply join these words together, making sure they are relevant.

URL Match Keywords (20%)

You don’t know how important it is to focus on URL keywords ONLY. This means to building links with www.example.com. It’s a great way to build authority to your blog and add value to your domain. Because your domain is responsible for trickling down domain authority, it will help add value to every page under the domain. This is why 20% of links should simply be your URL without adding any words around it.

Wrapping It Up…

If you want to diversify your link profile, then this is the safest way to build links and boost your rankings up the SERP’s. I’ve done very well by simply following this link building profile and seen a huge improvement since implementing weeks before.

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Get $5 when you sign up for Swagbucks Today!

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All throughout the month of October you can earn big bonuses at Swagbucks, the rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys.

Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a $5 bonus! Here’s how:

1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before 11/1/17. You’ll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it!

3. If you spend at least $25 through Swagbucks Shop* you’ll get another $2 (200 SB) bonus on top of the cash back you’ll get from shopping. If you have some shopping to do online, just go to Swagbucks first and visit the store through them. It doesn’t cost you anything extra, but you’ll get SB points for every dollar you spend (on top of the bonus)!

That’s it. It’s super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I’ve earned thousands of dollars in gift cards easily! CLICK HERE to sign up!

*You must receive your shopping SB before December 1st

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My Mentor And Boss Shocks Me By Quitting – How To Be An Inspirational Leader

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I had a last minute meeting appear in my diary late last Wednesday titled “Team Announcement.”

Something told me that in a few hours everything was going to change. I was right.

It’s been two years now working in what I would describe as a dream team.

We’re all crazy intrapreneurs in my team and we think outside the box. We challenge each other to go even further. We disrupt the traditional business models because that’s all we know how to do.

To some we are crazy: to all of us, we want to do something meaningful.

 

Who is my departing mentor and boss?

In one word, “Gandhi.”

He’s a Buddhist guy with a Yoda philosophy on life. Each day he says something out there and it takes me days to figure out what he means. There is no straight answer because everything has a meaning when it comes from him. The meaning often takes a while to figure out though.

Each day, in our team at work, it’s like preparing for the ancient Japanese Battle of Sekigahara. Every day we have strategy sessions to work out how to take down our enemy. When we get dealt a major blow we know it’s only one of the many battles we face. Overall, we’re optimists led by the chief of the army – my boss and mentor.

 

His departing gift to me

The challenging thing for my former boss is that he loves to give gifts, yet he knows I don’t like material things. Then, one morning on the train, shortly after the announcement, I get a message on LinkedIn from him. The message read:

“…this is my gift to you.”

My foes will become nothing.
My friends will become nothing.
I, too, will become nothing.
Likewise, all will become nothing.
Just like a dream experience,
Whatever things I enjoy
Will become a memory.
Whatever has passed will not be seen again.

With those eight lines of wisdom, my life and career were set to change. He was giving me a message. He knew me better than most and he knew how much this was the best gift he could give. I then saw him at work later and he said:

“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”

He knew deep down that I was upset he was leaving. He knew that I wanted the dream of our team to continue with him at the reigns of the army. What he figured out I needed was the reassurance that the next chapter of my career would soon begin.

He wanted me to know that the next great leader would appear when I (the student) was ready. Just as he had come into my life when I was ready, so too would the next boss and mentor.

While having a chapter in your life and career come to a close is hard, it’s exciting at the same time. I’ve learned that uncertainty about what’s next is the beginning of the next massive opportunity. Nothing stays the same forever although I sometimes wish secretly that it would.

All you can do in these moments of your career is be grateful. The last two years have been the happiest time of my time in any business.

Here are the lessons my boss and mentor taught me:

 

1. Inspired people change the world

My boss never tried to tell me how to do anything. He always led every conversation with inspiration to do something great. He didn’t want us to be mediocre and be like everyone else. The fact we were a bunch of misfits and didn’t fit in was what he wanted us to embrace. He wanted us to be proud of our unique identity.

Inspirational leaders don’t focus on the how; they focus on the why. Because our team knew why we existed and what our mission was, we always found a way. When our critics laughed at us, we chose to push on. In front of our critics, we always showed respect and smiled. That smile came from a sense that the good guys would win. That good would prevail evil.

Our team was inspired to change the face of our industry. We went after the big stupid goals that everyone said to run a mile from. We put our careers on the line every day. We took calculated risks that others thought were haphazard.

“Nothing, my boss taught us, should ever be done without a why. Everything should have a purpose”

 

2. Relationships always trump the price paid

Many of the clients we dealt with as a team came about through relationship not price. Each of our clients have become like friends. Doing business with my boss and the team feels like going to a family BBQ. My boss taught us that doing business should be based on trust, your value proposition and the feeling of partnership. Partnerships are based on win-win scenarios.

Both sides in every business interaction should feel like they have won. That’s how you know you’re on to something. That’s the way business should be.

 

3. Solve real problems

My boss has a fancy job title and with that comes lots of people who want to pitch a product or service. After some meetings, where we saw something cool, my boss would look very pissed off. I’d ask him what was wrong. He says:

“Tim, what problem are they solving? If you’re not solving a problem then you shouldn’t be asking us to buy from you!”

I thought about that often and realized he was spot on. There’s a lot of clever marketing and companies that have raised money from thin air. These companies only make it when they solve a real problem.

Whatever you do in your career, do your best to try and solve a problem. The bigger the problem, the more money you’ll get for solving it.

 

4. Critical thinking is a rare trait

The one thing that frustrated my boss: lack of critical thinking. Day-to-day in business, we deal with many different characters. Each character forms part of solving a problem (cause that’s what business is after all).

The ability to solve problems effectively, my boss believes, is to use critical thinking. This means that you commit to the following:

– Thinking clearly before deciding on the appropriate action
– Identifying any rational biases beforehand
– Thinking about the connections between different ideas that could form a potential solution
– Being rational about your approach

It’s surprising how rare the superpower is of critical thinking. My boss taught me that it’s something to constantly aim for and to use in business wherever possible.

“Churning out the same old solutions to the same old problems will not move humankind forward. We can all change that”

 

5. Political capital

Throughout the last two years, it felt like we were facing into a different crisis weekly – such is life. The temptation, my boss taught me, is to try and solve every single one. The challenge with that way of thinking is best summed up through a phrase he drilled into my head like a jackhammer: “Political Capital.”

A lot of business encompasses what you would see day-to-day in politics. Each senior leader is a politician, and every politician only has a certain amount of political capital that they can spend on these weekly crises. My boss taught all of us to spend our political capital wisely.

This political capital over the last two years has been the currency we have used to buy our way into a vision for the future that some may say looked “laughable.” Massive change and seeing things before they happen often involves a lot of critics. The key I’ve learned is to turn these critics into supporters, rather than enemies. As I said before, business is very much like a strategic battle.

 

6. Customer focus

So many organizations have this concept of customer centricity at the forefront of what they do. It’s not always a reality though. My boss made sure that I understood the importance of making sure the customer was top of mind with every action I took.

I shouldn’t be trying to build anything without having the customer’s input every step of the way. It’s easy to say, but very hard advice to follow. I learned from my boss to do this, or face problems down the road when it’s too late to change.

 

7. Storytelling futurists matter

Many of our competitors over the last few years were able to win in markets where we were unable to. My boss taught me that the reason our competitors could achieve this goal was because they told better stories than us and spoke about the future.

These competitors spoke about the future and tried to play a part in it. They released products that were way ahead of their time even if they didn’t get the immediate revenue uplift.

Telling stories about the future and releasing products ahead of time gives you a reputation for being a market leader in innovation.

All of us are biased to spend our money with companies who appear to be creating the future we have always dreamt of, even if in reality they are not executing the way it’s perceived they are.

Steve Jobs saw the future of consumer electronics; all of us have the ability to see the future of our industry and play a part in that story.

Stories hold immense power to those who know how to tell them.
Stories make us take action.
Stories inspire us.

 

8. Your boss can be your best friend

The last two years of my life have been a rollercoaster. Multiple romantic disasters. Huge career wins like going viral all over the Internet. I’ve seen colleagues have major illnesses and even seen crowds of people die right in front of the office I work in.

Through each event, my boss has been there. Like Yoda, he’s always had some words of wisdom that don’t give me the answer but help me find it deep within myself. He’s never given up on me. He’s always inspired me. He’s believed in me and the simple idea that I – just like you – can change the world.

He’s made me see that this life is so short and so is my career.
He’s shown me that everything becomes nothing at some point.
So if everything becomes nothing, then all we have is right now.

I don’t know what the next chapter of my career looks like. I don’t know if I’ll ever have a boss, teacher, or friend like this great man ever again. All each of us has is right now. Enjoy it because change is certain.

So is the way you think about change and the awesome opportunities that come with it. It’s time for me to take a break and have a holiday.

I hope you learned a thing or two about leadership from my boss. I know I certainly did.

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71 Albert Einstein Quotes to Inspire You For Life

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Albert Einstein is recognized around the world as one of the most iconic and intelligent minds ever.  From his fantastic scientific discoveries, to the hardships he endured during his life; Einstein shared a lot of wisdom and insight on life, people, and the world in general

Here are 71 of Albert Einstein’s most insightful quotes:

1. “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”– Albert Einstein

2. “Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” – Albert Einstein

3. “Truth is what stands the test of experience.” – Albert Einstein

4. “Common sense is nothing more than a deposit of prejudices laid down in the mind before you reach eighteen.” – Albert Einstein

5. “The only source of knowledge is experience.” – Albert Einstein

6. “Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” – Albert Einstein

7. “There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.” – Albert Einstein

8. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein

9. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

10. “Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.” – Albert Einstein

11. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” – Albert Einstein

12. “If A is a success in life, then A equals X plus Y plus Z. Work is X; Y is play, and Z is keeping your mouth shut.” – Albert Einstein

13. “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein

14. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein

15. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

16. “I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.” – Albert Einstein

17. “Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” – Albert Einstein

18. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein

19. “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein

20. “The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.” – Albert Einstein

21. “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.” – Albert Einstein

22. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

23. “Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” – Albert Einstein

24. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

25. “Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.” – Albert Einstein

26. “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” – Albert Einstein

27. “There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

28. “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.” – Albert Einstein

29. “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” – Albert Einstein

30. “The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.” – Albert Einstein

31. “Information is not knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

32. “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” – Albert Einstein

33. “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”– Albert Einstein

34. “Once you stop learning, you start dying.” – Albert Einstein

35. “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” – Albert Einstein

36. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

37. “Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.” – Albert Einstein

38. “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

39. “Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things.” – Albert Einstein

40. “All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.” – Albert Einstein

41. “No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.” – Albert Einstein

42. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein

43. “You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I’ve only ever had one.” – Albert Einstein

44. “A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.” – Albert Einstein

45. “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” – Albert Einstein

46. “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

47. “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein

48. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein

49. “Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.” – Albert Einstein

50. “The only way to escape the corruptible effect of praise is to go on working.” – Albert Einstein

51. “The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.” – Albert Einstein

52. “Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” – Albert Einstein

53. “A human being is part of a whole called by us the universe.” – Albert Einstein

54. “Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.” – Albert Einstein

55. “A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.” – Albert Einstein

56. “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” – Albert Einstein

57. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

58. “Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.” – Albert Einstein

59. “In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.” – Albert Einstein

60. “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” – Albert Einstein

61. “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

62. “I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.” – Albert Einstein

63. “The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.”– Albert Einstein

64. “Most teachers waste their time by asking questions that are intended to discover what a pupil does not know, whereas the true art of questioning is to discover what the pupil does know or is capable of knowing.” – Albert Einstein

65. “Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” – Albert Einstein

66. “As a human being, one has been endowed with just enough intelligence to be able to see clearly how utterly inadequate that intelligence is when confronted with what exists.” – Albert Einstein

67. “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” – Albert Einstein

68. “I very rarely think in words at all. A thought comes, and I may try to express it in words afterwards.” – Albert Einstein

69. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

70. “Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today’s events.” – Albert Einstein

71. “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” – Albert Einstein

Which quote resonated with you the most?  Comment below!

The Mechanics of Life with Perry Johnson

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Perry Johnson is a certified dream coach helping people discover and reach their dreams. I met up with him in Costa Rica to talk about his new book, The Mechanics of Life – Ten Steps to Turbo-Charge Your Dreams.

Perry is the Original Transformational Mechanic, achieving this title through years of practice transforming his own life from being mundane to extraordinary. Perry has traveled througout the United States and has written patents, children’s book and now The Mechanics of Life.

The book will officially launch this weekend. You’ll be able to get a copy at Amazon.com or most major book stores. Enjoy the interview.

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3 Ways Fear Will Hold You Back Forever According to Leonard Kim

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The worst form of fear isn’t one that keeps you awake at night staring at the ceiling. It’s not the pounding of your heart against your chest when you run away from danger. It’s the helplessness you feel when you realise you’ll never achieve your goals.

After all, if you repeatedly doubt your abilities, it’s impossible to muster the courage needed to take what you want in life. You resign yourself to fate. You accept the many bad hands the world deals you, and you’re powerless to stop the downward spiral that cuts your ambition short and holds you back forever.

Perhaps no one is more familiar with this debilitating form of fear than Leonard Kim. Now an acclaimed personal branding expert and well-respected marketing authority, he didn’t always enjoy such bright prospects.

In his TEDx Talk Kim details how at 28 years old his life took a turn for the worse. The businesses he worked on fell apart, his savings evaporated, and the once clear vision he had for the future began to fade away.

But these dark times came with a surprising revelation. Fear – and the path it illuminates – lies at the centre of self-discovery and personal growth.

Below are 3 ways fear will hold you back permanently:

1. You’re forced to compromise on your goals

We can never move forward in life if we’re constantly running from our fears. Even though most of us know what we want to achieve (the dream home, the nice car, the perfect job), we’re too afraid of rejection, judgement, and failure to go out and do the things necessary to accomplish them.

But fear doesn’t just lock us in place. The compromises and unfavourable circumstances it forces us to accept can actually cause us to lose what precious little we do have in the first place. Kim recalls the time he hit rock bottom and the series of events that drove him there:

“Because I was afraid to do the work my businesses required in order to be successful, everything I worked on just seemed to fall apart. I lost all of my savings and debt kept piling up. I couldn’t afford my electricity bill and the lights in my home shut off.

When I was hungry I had to walk down to buy a burrito from the 7 Eleven, unplug my microwave, and drag it into my apartment building’s hallway. I’d heat up my food in front of the neighbouring tenants doorways, and then go back inside to eat it in the dark.”

Kim’s lesson was brutal. Every time you walk away from a challenge, or attempt something half-heartedly, you take a step further away from your goals. Sometimes those decisions have unforeseen consequences, many of which culminate in an inescapable downwards spiral that makes it impossible to pursue your goals at all.

Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” – Paul J. Meyer

2. Your relationships will disintegrate

Persistent fear causes anxiety – a constant state of worry making you focus too much on your own concerns and problems, and too little on the problems of those around you.

In fact, psychological research suggests that fear can make you selfish to the point that your relationships begin to deteriorate. Jealousy, suspicion, and insecurity manifest themselves in damaging ways, and before too long you’ll isolate yourself from people altogether.

Kim encountered the devastating impact of anxiety first hand. “I started getting panic attacks. I made excuses to my friends about why I couldn’t go out, and I had no self-confidence to even consider dating anyone.”

He learned the fear that stops you from applying yourself in business or your career will eventually destroy your social life, and without meaningful relationships you’ll have nobody to support you through difficult times or to reaffirm your value.

3. You’ll always live with regret

Some conversations are tough to have. But it’s often the conversations we have with ourselves that are most difficult of all.

I want to change careers, but I’m scared of what my friends will say. I want to grow my business, but I’m afraid I’m going to fail.” We second-guess ourselves at every junction, and falter at every major decision. We imagine a thousand ways we could fail, and as a result we’re too unmotivated to even begin. But before you resign yourself to this trepidation, examine what your future will be like as a result of your inaction.

Kim says, “I pictured myself at my funeral and I realised that nobody was going to be there. All the chairs were empty and the reason was because I chased away everybody that cared about me, nobody trusted me, and I was a complete and utter failure.”

The life you’ll lead in the future is entirely determined by the decisions you make today. If you let fear make those decisions for you, the only legacy you’ll leave behind is one of regret and wasted potential.

“Live so that when the final summons comes you will leave something more behind you than an epitaph on a tombstone or an obituary in a newspaper.” – Billy Sunday

What’s the solution?

Breaking the hold fear has over you is scary – but it’s not impossible. Here are three steps you can follow to gradually overcome your fear:

  • Step 1: Recognise it – Figure out what it is that you’re afraid of. By identifying the source of your fear (and the reasons behind it) you’ll be better equipped to tackle it head-on.
  • Step 2: Face it – To overcome fear, you need to do things that scare you. You’ll never get comfortable with rejection, judgement, or failure if you never leave your comfort zone.
  • Step 3: Do something about it – By continually and repeatedly stepping out of your comfort zone, things that seemed scary in the fast will have a greatly diminished effect on you. Before too long you’ll cease to be afraid of them at all.

Are you letting fear control you or are you using it to your advantage? Let us know by commenting below!

42 Tai Lopez Quotes About Life

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Tai Lopez is regarded as one of the most influential and motivational entrepreneurs in the game today.  Often put along side legends such as Grant Cardone, Gary Vaynerchuk, and even Mark Cuban; Tai stands out for his unique personality and approach to life.  He is often credited for getting the most young people to read & invest in self-development than anyone else.  From poverty to living in the Hollywood Hills; Tai brings a lot of wisdom and insight to his followers everyday on social media. 

Here are 42 of Tai’s best quotes:

1. “People think I’m joking when I say that whoever experiments the most in life wins. But I’m not…” – Tai Lopez

2. “If I could have one super power, without a doubt, it would be the ability to stay cool under intense pressure. What could be more important?” – Tai Lopez

3. “You can get most things you want in life. It’s just that most goals will take one or two years longer than expected. Be patient.” – Tai Lopez

4. “One thing I’ve noticed with the successful. They don’t spend a lot of time on the past.” – Tai Lopez

5. “If you’re having a hard time sticking to a schedule/procrastinating there’s a simple solution. Reduce the time. Do less but be consistent.” – Tai Lopez

6. “Obsessed is a word used often by the lazy, in order to describe the dedicated.” – Tai Lopez

7. “It’s basically impossible to teach someone if they aren’t curious about the subject. This is where modern schooling goes wrong.” – Tai Lopez

8. “KSE: remember, after Knowledge you must Strategize and Execute.” – Tai Lopez

9. “The current education system forgot, you have to inspire kids. You can’t just lecture them.” – Tai Lopez

10. “To get what you want, you have to deserve what you want.” – Tai Lopez

11. “As you rise, the number of critics will also rise. Humans seek out negativity. It’s a cognitive bias of their brains. Stay focused and proceed.” – Tai Lopez

12. “Remember that your brain isn’t built for happiness. It’s built for survival. Happiness is something you have to create after-the-fact.” – Tai Lopez

13. “Everybody wants the good life, but not everybody gets the good life.” – Tai Lopez

14. “Your life should be dominated by only one main fear: Not fully optimizing today. That’s the healthiest fear in the world.” – Tai Lopez

15. “Be humble. Persevere. Read more. Toughen up.” – Tai Lopez

16. “Make a list of the people you admire and what makes them amazing. Then go out and become those things yourself.” – Tai Lopez

17. “Be careful about discouraging people’s dreams. They might just pull them off.” – Tai Lopez

18. “If we all knew how much we’ve missed out on being unhealthy, dysfunctional and broke, we’d be working a lot harder towards our goals” – Tai Lopez

19. “Increase your attention span. Your ability to concentrate predicts your long term success at almost anything.” – Tai Lopez

20. “If you can stay cool in the middle of tough times, you will rise above the masses and shine when everyone else is panicking…” – Tai Lopez

21. “If it won’t matter in one week, one month or one year, then don’t worry about it.” – Tai Lopez

22. “Never sacrifice physical health in the pursuit of money. That’s a given. Figure out a strategy to raise both simultaneously. It’s tricky.” – Tai Lopez

23. “Everything wrong in your life is just a sign. A signal to change. Be humble enough to bow your knee and listen and act.” – Tai Lopez

24. “So many cool opportunities in the world… so few people prepared to take them and reap the rewards. Prepare yourself.” – Tai Lopez

25. “The tough truth about life is that some things just take time. Most people aren’t strong enough to deal with that fact.” – Tai Lopez

26. “So many people are in the gym working on their 6 pack but they forget the 6 pack for their brain.” – Tai Lopez

27. “You can run from your problems but not from the flaws in your thinking. Always start by fixing your brain. Train it to remove logical fallacies.” – Tai Lopez

28. “The day you figure out your career destiny is the day your true financial freedom begins.” – Tai Lopez

29. “The space between failure and success seems large. It’s not. The difference between a good carpenter and a bad one is about a quarter of an inch.” – Tai Lopez

30. “There will be a day soon when you have to make your big move. When that day comes, be bold.” – Tai Lopez

31. “Never wait until it’s too late. Dont let tragedy be your only trigger for revaluation and action.” – Tai Lopez

32. “Health. Wealth. Love. Happiness.” Tai Lopez

33. “If all you do is look forward to the weekend, holidays and time away from your job, you have a serious problem.” – Tai Lopez

34. “Divide up your life. Spend 33% of your time around people lower than you, you can mentor them. Spend 33% of your time with people that are on your level – your friends and peers. Spend 33% of your time with people that are 10/20 years ahead of you. Those are your mentors.” – Tai Lopez

35. “Whenever I feel like whining, I remind myself “Wake up Tai, this world doesn’t owe you anything.”” – Tai Lopez

36. “Your brain finds happiness in mastering skills. It’s been that way since you were little. So don’t stop mastering life as you get older.” – Tai Lopez

37. “You have to be “impatiently patient.” Impatient to get started but patiently persevere to finish what you started.” – Tai Lopez

38. “To create real wealth, make someone else wealthy first. This is the law of the mentor/apprentice.” – Tai Lopez

39. “Never chase what you want. Elevate your game until what you want chases you.” – Tai Lopez

40. “Double down on whats working and cut the rest” – Tai Lopez

41. “If you want to motivate people, you have to be motivated. It’s contagious.” – Tai Lopez

42. “Work hard in silence and let your success be your noise.” – Tai Lopez

Which quote resonated with you the most?  What do you think of Tai Lopez?  Comment below!

9 Tips for Recovering Your Google Rankings After a Site Hack

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website-hacker.jpgThis is a post by ProBlogger SEO expert Jim Stewart

While WordPress is a relatively secure platform, it can still be hacked. In fact, out of the 11,000 hacked websites Securi analyzed in 2016, 75 percent of them were running WordPress.

If your WordPress site has been hacked, fear not. By following these tips you can fortify your site and kick wannabe hackers to the kerb.

And provided you act quickly, your WordPress site’s SEO traffic—and even its reputation—can recover within 24 hours.

Here’s what you need to do.

Tip #1: Kick Out the Malware

The first step towards getting your site back into Google’s top SERPs is to make sure it isn’t harbouring hidden malware – malicious code the hacker has inserted into your site. If you don’t, all your repair efforts will be wasted. Worse still, you could end up infecting the computer of anyone who visits your website.

And while you’re at it, get rid of any spam, installed content or other suspect material you find.

Tip #2: Add Your WordPress Site to Google Search Console

Next, make sure you’ve entered your website into the Google Search Console (GSC). It will reveal your site’s overall status, and help you understand which URLs on your site are being affected by the hack. You can even use it to take down your site’s blacklisting.

Of course, you should already have GSC set up for your site as it can help enormously. But it can be especially useful when your site has been hacked. For example, it can send you a warning email when the message “This site may harm your computer” appears in Google’s search results — a sure sign your site has been hacked. Just make sure the email address it gets send to is one you monitor regularly.

You’ll need to go through a submission process to assure Google your site has been fixed and you’ve removed all malicious code. They will then remove the message from their search results.

Tip #3: Request a Malware Review

Google can review your WordPress site for malware and unwanted software. It’s a simple process, and it’s definitely effective. Navigate to the Google Search Console “Security Issues” report and request a review.

Tip #4: Download These Plugins

Once you’ve started recovering your website’s rankings, you should download a couple of plugins that are conducive to long-term security. Check out:

These plugins can secure your website from all angles, and give you complete control over unwanted visitors, admin permissions and keyword tampering.

However, try to minimize the number of plugins on your site. The fewer you have, the less chance there is of your site’s security being compromised.

Another option is to use a combination of Cloudflare (which hides your site’s actual IP address, making it harder for hackers to find) and a secure host such as WP Engine.

The post-hacking pick-up process is a long one. But it’s not impossible to overcome.

Tip #5: Find Out How You Were Hacked

If you’re dealing with a WordPress website hack, you need to understand how you’re being hacked. Narrow down the options, and look for inconsistencies. Ask yourself:

  • Is my WordPress site being directed to another website?
  • Does my WordPress site have any illegitimate links?
  • Has Google marked my website as Insecure?

These factors all play a major role. Once you’ve answered each questions, contact your hosting company. If your weak point was a plugin, remove it and protect your site from that vulnerability.

Tip #6: Clean up your Index

If your site has been infected with irrelevant pages, they can dilute your content and affect your rankings. Google may not recognise the hack, and take them into account when ranking your content. And if that content weakens your original content authority, your rankings will suffer.

These pages usually contain links that divert traffic away from your site. And it can be difficult to understand why why your rankings are dropping if they’re still being indexed.

To fix the problem, you need to isolate and manually remove the URLs from your index. Fortunately, it’s easy to do. Just go to Search Console, and under the Google Index section select ‘Remove URLs’.

And once they’re gone, you’ll need to monitor any crawl errors and re-submit your site maps.

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Example of a Government site that has been hacked and cached by Google.

Tip #7: Move to a Secure Host

Your blog’s first line of defence begins with strong security from a robust hosting provider. That’s why we recommend WP Engine. It has exceptional security, and won’t let you install plugins that could compromise the security of your site.

Tip #8: Protect Other Avenues of Entry

If you’re using shared hosting, your other websites may have also been affected. So talk to your provider, and see if they can  identify any backdoors that may have led to your website being hacked. They may even be able to set up an additional login step that hides the real login page.

And don’t forget to change your passwords.

Tip #9: Consider Restoring your WordPress Site

Always keep backups of your WordPress site so you have the option of restoring it if necessary. If your WordPress blog is updated daily, you may have lost a lot of blog posts, comments and other content. If that’s the case, you may need to consider restoring it from a recent backup.

Even if you haven’t lost much content, it may still be worth restoring an earlier version to ensure your site isn’t harbouring unwanted content, visitors or other material.

You may also want to invest in an online security scanner, which can identify any WordPress files that have been compromised.

If you’d rather do it yourself check these files on your WordPress site:

  • Header.php
  • Index.php
  • Footer.php
  • Function.php
  • wp-config.php
  • .htaccess

You should also check your uploads and wp-includes directories.

Replace any compromised files, and if necessary reinstall the WordPress core files. But be careful. And stay up to date with WordPress’ new features, updates, bug fixes and news.

Chances are you’ve put a lot of work into both the design and the content of your website. So make sure you protect it by following these tips.

But always remember that if the worst comes to worst and your site is hacked, it’s not the end of the world. And with a bit of hard work you can recover your site and your Google rankings.

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