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There will be moments when you are pushed to your absolute limits. It may get to the point when you feel like the world is collapsing in on you. This is important, for it is during these moments when you learn of your true capabilities and how far you can really go. You’re much stronger and resilient than you could have ever imagined.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
My 2018 is going to be a year where I am working to get out of my comfort zone and challenging myself to go after goals that make me nervous.
—  Affirmation of the day.

5 Ways To Boost Your Productivity

 Here are 5 productivity-boosting behaviours I’ve picked up over the last 2 years from some of the most successful people in the world. Since implementing these behaviours into my life I’ve seen progress beyond belief and I wish the same for you too.

1. Wake up early. This used to be the hardest thing for me to do, but I’ve found one enormous hack - sleep with the curtains open. Waking up early gives you more hours in the day to spend working on your craft and get more done. When I wake up at 5am I feel like I’ve gained an extra day and this is why it’s first on the list.

2. One thing at a time. Don’t spread your focus across 6 things at the same time - do one thing well and then move onto the next. When you try to get multiple tasks done at the same time they are done with a fraction of your attention and this leads to mistakes. It’s better to do it right the first time around than to have to come back and start again later on.

3. Take breaks. Working yourself too hard for too long will result in you having to take a long break later down the road. It’s better for your productivity to take short, regular breaks throughout the day to remain energised mentally and physically. The best breaks are ones you take for exercise and relaxing in nature as they will rejuvenate your mind and body so you can come back fresh.

4. Don’t waste time on your “competition”. My role model in business is Gary Vee - he says he wants to build the biggest building (business) in town by actually building it rather than tearing down everyone else’s buildings. He knows that the time he spends trying to bad mouth others is time he could be investing into building his own business.

5. Be grateful. There are going to be challenges along the way, but staying grateful for what you have and for the problems you don’t have is a great way to push past the difficult times. When you value the health and wellbeing of yourself and those around you - every other problem becomes minor in comparison. Having perspective on challenges and problems is key to not getting overwhelmed in these situations.

Peace & positive vibes.

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Get out there and accomplish what it is that you wish to achieve, for the biggest thing that stands in your way is your own mind.

Tell yourself that you can do this.

Tell yourself, at each and every moment, that you can and you will fight passed every other obstacle that may present itself.

—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
When events present themselves in your life, try to see them for what they are. Yes, problems may arise, however do not make them any bigger than they really are, for this makes them ample times harder to overcome. So take a breath, truthfully evaluate what it is you’re faced with, and move forward with courage.
Problems do not overcome you, for you are stronger than each and every one of them.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

7 Telltale Signs You’re A Successful Person

1. Happiness - you wake up with a smile on your face. The most important sign of success is happiness, if we aren’t happy we cannot call ourselves successful.

2. Passion - you love what you do. A true sign of success is loving what we do regardless of how difficult it is - the only way to do great things is to love what we do.

3. Money - the least of your concerns. Money does not equal success, a clear sign of success is when we don’t talk about money because we are fulfilled by what we do.

4. Achievement - you set goals and hit them. A goal without a date is just a fantasy, being successful means setting targets and aiming to hit them within a certain period of time - this is how we win.

5. Motivation - you’re driven to succeed. Success is never owned, it’s rented and the rent is due every single day - successful people remove distractions from their lives and devote most of their time to what they love to do.

6. Stress - you can handle anything that comes your way. Regardless of the deadline, workload or pressure successful people are able to manage their time effectively and finish their tasks without letting stress affect their mental health. 

7. Health - you take care of your body and mind. Successful people know that they need to prioritise their health to be able to perform at their best. What use is winning if we don’t have our health to enjoy the wins?

Happiness is the highest form of success.

Peace & positive vibes.

Think about what it is that drives you.  That motivates you.  That one thing that makes you want to get up earlier and go down later.  If you know what that is, keep at it and allow it to push you forward.  If you haven’t found it yet, it’s okay. Keep looking and be patient.  It’ll come.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
In 2018 I’m going to be balanced with my time. I’m going to work hard to accomplish my goals, but I’m also going to spend my time doing things I enjoy.
—  Affirmation of the day.