Practical life advice that you can actually use every day in the real world to help you live happy and peaceful. No burning sage. No crystals. No BS. Especially useful for those who get stressed easily, empaths, and highly sensitive people who are affected by other people's energies. Hosted by AB3, a world traveler, law of attraction gangsta, and sometimes attorney in Los Angeles. The pursuit of happiness never ends.
The 1% Solution
You can improve your life, achieve all of your goals and your dreams if you stop pushing so hard! Sounds counter-intuitive, doesn't it? To achieve your goals, try less? No of course not!! Put in the effort at 100%, but work on the 1%. By accomplishing a one percent change in your life every day, you'll experience 100% in only three months (give or take a few days). The one percent solution is broken down into two parts: 1. Taking baby steps to achieve a goal, 1% at a time, and 2. Changing your life 1% a day to live your best life. Listen to today's podcast for examples and how to keep changing your life for the better.
When we try to achieve a goal, we often go as hard and fast as we can at the beginning, then lose hope when the results don't show up overnight. Instead, focus on accomplishing one percent of your goal each day. That way you gradually build upon the previous day's accomplishment and develop a routine and since you're actually accomplishing something every day, you will be even more motivated to keep going.
The same goes for improving your life one percent at a time. Make a list of all of the things which are annoyances in your life, or you feel aren't a positive influence on your day in day out. Then, every day, make it a goal to eliminate just one single annoyance. You'll find every day, you'll be increasingly happy.
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Music credited to @Ikson
How To Be Assertive And Find Your Voice
Do you find it hard to be assertive in life? Perhaps when you need to speak up the most, you sit in silence, pissed off, only later to wonder why you didn't stand up for yourself when you had the chance. Especially for empaths, we are averse to conflict and avoid it at any cost, and therefore stay silent when we shouldn't. It might seem better to avoid standing up for yourself, but I've found that it is actually healthier to speak up. While I also used to afraid of conflict since the negative energy would affect me, over the years I've gradually found my voice and started speaking my mind much more. Not only did it NOT result in conflict, but instead, I found people who would otherwise be my adversaries, start to respect me, and apologize.
To become successful in life you are going to have to learn to build your confidence and one of the best building blocks means speaking up for yourself. Today's podcast is about finding your voice and speaking your mind. Instead of being insulted, and then going home to ruminate over why you didn't defend yourself, start becoming more reactive and fearless. It takes practice. Lots of practice! With a few small adjustments, and a baby steps however, you too can find your voice and become the person on the outside that you already are, on the inside. To become successful in life you are going to have to learn to build your confidence and one of the best building blocks means speaking up for yourself.
Living Life In Reverse
Have you ever witnessed the career or life of a friend, colleague, or stranger and wondered if you should be "trying harder", or "doing more" in life? Recently, I was thinking about some of my friends. The ones from undergrad, spent years in their government jobs and have climbed to the highest levels, from being trade commissioners, to ambassadors. The friends from MBA have stayed in banking and have become VPs, hedge fund managers, and climbed pretty high on the investment banking industry. Finally, my friends from law school have stayed at their jobs and become partners at fairly significant law firms. Although I feel like I've accomplished a lot, it made me wonder, whether I should have just stayed in one industry, and one job. The more I thought about it though, the more I know it correctly. Too often things like titles, look pretty on paper, but we overlook the years of stress, hard work, and unhappiness that goes into these job titles, which at the end of the day, don't mean a hell of a lot because they can be taken away from you.
Titles are nice, but what about your life? How many adventures have you been on? Are you waiting to retire to finally pursue your dream business or dream trip? Well here's some news for you: you may never retire. Pensions aren't what they were. Also, as you get older, you may not be able to do all of those exciting things that you can do when you're younger. Instead of waiting until the end of your life to start living, in today's podcast, we'll talk about living life in reverse - retire along the way, and fulfill your bucket list items today. You never know, tomorrow may never come.
Music by @Ikson
How To Advocate For Yourself
As empaths, we are naturally averse to conflict. Because of our sensitivities, we find ourselves staying silent when we should speak up, even if it means getting screwed over. We are so afraid of getting into an argument and having our energies drained, that we let ourselves get ripped off on lots of things like fraudulent billing by big companies, to letting regular customers at our own businesses take advantage of us. But because we can't stand conflict, we often let ourselves get steamrolled, and then spend our time being frustrated with ourselves for not having had the courage to stand up when we had the chance. The time to make that change is now. Start fighting for yourself and being your biggest advocate. In reality if you don't advocate for yourself then no one else will. Stop putting everyone else's feelings ahead of your own and start taking some risks with pushing back on situations that are unfair to you. What I've found is that when you start standing up for yourself, the Universe will stand right behind you in moving things around in a way that will work in your favor. Do you think it's a waste of time to spend half a day fighting that unfair $50 parking ticket? It may seem like it's not worth the hassle, but what you'll find is that the more stand up for yourself, the less you'll have to in the future as unfair situations will stop being attracted to you. Listen to the end of the podcast to see a realtime example of how the law of attraction works for you in these situations!
Micro Stress Doses Are Killing You
On this podcast, we talk a lot about stress and how it is quietly and slowly, killing you. There's a great book I was reading called "The Stress Solution", by Rangan Chatterjee. In today's podcast, I'll discuss the book, and how our bodies are experiencing daily micro-stress-doses which are affecting our mental and physical health. It's not secret that stress is going to send you to an early grave, however it's important to learn why we react the way we do to certain things in life so we can stop ourselves before reacting. Experience stress was actually a natural response to save yourself from a predator many years ago when we were cavemen/women. Our adrenaline would pump, our blood would flow faster, so we could take fight or flight - run from a predator, or be prepared to fight it. Unfortunately, with all of the daily routines we have that stress us out, we are experiencing stress multiple times every day instead of just once a month. The cumulative effect of constantly reacting as though a predator is chasing you is the equivalent to the predator actually killing you.
Music by @Ikson
Steer Clear of Tin Foil Hat Conspiracy Theorists
In this bizarre time, conspiracy theorists are popping out of the woodwork. Those whose brains are not geared for conspiracies, are nonetheless being subject to the truly ridiculous stories put forth by such theorists. It can be exhausting, and stressful dealing with those who can't accept simple events for what they are. In my life I've learned it is best to stay away from such people, especially as an empath. The conspiracy theorists will drain your energy because their brain has not yet developed far enough to process certain logic, or basic evidence. Before you decide to engage in such a debate with a conspiracy theorist, make sure to bite your tongue, and walk away. Or change the subject.
On today's show we'll discuss why it's useless to argue with people that don't want to accept reality. Ultimately, unless you're getting paid to do so and you enjoy it, what's the point of trying to convince other people that a cloud is just a cloud and not a government "chem-trail" to influence the weather? Why bother trying to explain to someone that September 11 was actually a bunch of terrorists and not the work of some inside government or "Deep state". Ultimately you have nothing to gain as an empath, but everything to lose as you will exhaust yourself by playing a game of whack-a-mole whereby every time you succinctly disprove their points, they just jump to another or change the subject.
Take care out there!