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Elevate Life Project is show dedicated to inspiring people to achieve their goals and live their dreams to their highest potential. We are all spiritual beings on a powerful journey of self-discovery and growth – and the true key to our material health and wealth comes from within. Spirituality and personal growth doesn’t need to be complicated, and mindfulness doesn’t need to be a chore. By showing people the way, through inspiring talks with guest experts and weekly dharma talks on learning to live a mindful life, At the Elevate Life Project audience will learn how to set and achieve goals, connect the little dots that complete life, and discover the keys lasting fulfillment. Each week listeners will gain a deeper understanding, that Every person has a powerful purpose – one that completes his or her life vision. As we explore different topics on personal growth and spirituality, the audience will learn different ways to have happy and successful life.

Elevate Life Project Michael Kohan (Mukunda Chandra das) Wellness Entrepreneur | Health and LIfe Coach | Yoga Teacher

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Elevate Life Project is show dedicated to inspiring people to achieve their goals and live their dreams to their highest potential. We are all spiritual beings on a powerful journey of self-discovery and growth – and the true key to our material health and wealth comes from within. Spirituality and personal growth doesn’t need to be complicated, and mindfulness doesn’t need to be a chore. By showing people the way, through inspiring talks with guest experts and weekly dharma talks on learning to live a mindful life, At the Elevate Life Project audience will learn how to set and achieve goals, connect the little dots that complete life, and discover the keys lasting fulfillment. Each week listeners will gain a deeper understanding, that Every person has a powerful purpose – one that completes his or her life vision. As we explore different topics on personal growth and spirituality, the audience will learn different ways to have happy and successful life.

    Finding Wholeness in an Overwhelmed World

    Finding Wholeness in an Overwhelmed World

    Michael Kohan 

     

    Elevate Life Project:  Mindfulness | Spirituality | Success | Personal Growth

     

    Podcast: Finding Wholeness in an Overwhelmed World

     

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    Finding Wholeness in an Overwhelmed World

     

    In a world of uncertainties, it is still essential that we improve all aspects of our lives. Wholeness in life thus is the complete harmony of the mind, body, and spirit. It has become the biggest desire of all human beings. It considers physical, emotional, social, and intellectual completeness.

     

    Is it that easy to meet wholeness, especially in a world where we can only talk about what happened yesterday and today with no idea of tomorrow? Certainly not! It demands a high degree of strategic planning and discipline.

     

    The good thing is that it is achievable, although it may not be a smooth path. Many people get themselves stressed out in their pursuit of attaining wholeness. They invest a chunk of their energy into activities aimed at facilitating the complete well-being of all the aspects of their life.

     

    This article examines ways of reclaiming your complete self. Do not be hit with the meandering flows of the issues of life. The search for wholeness is a lifelong pursuit.

     

    Here are six tips that will guide you towards wholeness:

     

    Avoid wasting time and energy. We each get the same 24 hours each day. You can decide how you want to spend yours. Most people spend too much time and energy on the wrong things: activities that are not in sync with their aspirations.
     

    Give up on unrealistic expectations. In the quest for wholeness, people set non-viable targets for themselves. When they are unmet, depression, frustration, and disappointment set in. You cannot continue to harm your emotions. Avoid this by creating targets within your reach.
     

    Do not try to live up to others' expectations. One mistake people make is to live to please people. That’s unachievable. The expectations of others could be too big or little for your dreams. Set the purpose of your life and live to achieve it. Accept criticisms, but do not let them be the yardstick for your success.
     

    Analyze your successes and celebrate them. Success is progressive and lies in the journey towards the bigger achievement.
     

    It is a build-up of unique achievements that will snowball into a bulk achievement. Learn to celebrate the minor things to create a way for bigger achievements.

     

    Spend time every day with yourself. This goes beyond being alone. Take a walk, visit the zoo or museum, explore nature, and feel the fulfillment it offers. This approach is very significant for growth and personal development. It offers you the advantage of focusing on yourself.
     

    Do a routine self-assessment. Find time every day to ask yourself questions about your life. Find out where you have reached, what remains, what approach you will adopt, what kind of self-care you should explore, and similar others. This will bring focus to your dreams and ensure that you’re always moving.
     

    As we grow older, it is also imperative that we strive to maintain a lifestyle that will ensure personal development. Wholeness stems from self-love and acceptance. Tune into your mind, body, and heart and print a bigger picture of yourself: an image that brings out the good in you and helps you feel grateful for yourself.

     

    The goal in life is to

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    6 Easy Ways to Be Kinder to Yourself

    6 Easy Ways to Be Kinder to Yourself

     

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    Are you kind to yourself?

     

    Some of the most generous, caring, and wonderful people in the world forget to look after themselves too. However, if you’re not giving yourself the kindness you deserve, you can’t expect to enjoy a healthy level of emotional and spiritual wellness.

     

    So, how do you show yourself some much-deserved kindness?

     

    Like most things, the transition often starts with something small. You can start by simply recognizing when you’re having a difficult day and giving yourself permission to experience your emotions freely.

     

    Consider these simple steps you can take to be kinder to yourself:

     

    Forgive yourself. This might seem simple, but it’s often the hardest thing for many people to do. When someone we love makes a mistake, we’re keen to jump in and forgive them. Yet somehow, we’re often too hard on ourselves and refuse ourselves that same forgiveness.

    Although you might not be able to automatically forgive yourself as quickly as you’d like, it’s important to start practicing as quickly as possible.


    The next time you find yourself being angry with something you’ve done, said, or thought, take a step back. Ask yourself how you would respond to a friend who had done the same thing. If you would forgive someone else, try to forgive yourself too.




    Nourish your physical health. Nourishing your physical health requires a constant commitment. However, it doesn’t have to be as complicated as it seems.

    For example, the next time you have lunch, ask yourself if you can choose the slightly healthier option. If you’re too tired to make something from scratch, ensure that you have some frozen meals ready to go, instead of picking up some fast-food.


    Think about how you can add small bits of extra physical activity into your day too. For instance, could you walk to the store rather than driving there? Not only will you get some extra exercise, but you’ll also save money on fuel and reduce your impact on the earth too.




    Get help when you need it. It’s easy to assume that you’re on your own when it comes to dealing with difficult things. However, help is often around if you’re willing to ask for it.

    If you’re struggling at work with a range of tasks that are too much for you to handle on your own, speak to your boss and ask for guidance.


    If you’re worried about your anxiety levels or mental health, don’t hide in your room and try to “get over it” on your own. Speak to a therapist or talk to your doctor about your options. Getting the right help when you need it can save you weeks and months of pain.




    Spend time with loved ones. Want to make being kind to yourself seem easy? Spend some time with the people you love. They’ll automatically treat you with the compassion you deserve and help you to see why it’s so valuable to look after yourself.

    If you’re beating yourself up about something, your friends and relatives can also make it easier to look at the problem from a different perspective.


    Human beings are naturally social creatures. Spending time with others is one of the best things you can do to make yourself feel good and nurture your emotional health. It’s also a great way to prevent yourself from isolating when you’re feeling down.




    Add self-care to your calendar. We often find it difficult to carve

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    What Makes a Person a Success?

    What Makes a Person a Success?

    What Makes a Person a Success?

     

    What’s your true purpose?  Free Quiz by visiting

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    When people think of success, they typically think of those who have a lot of money, power, and fame. Although a person can have all of these things and still be unsuccessful, a person who is not wealthy, powerful, or famous can still be considered successful.

     

    For example, a person may have a successful business and a solid career. He may have a great job and be very well-respected by his co-workers. However, this person still may not have enough money to find a place in the top 10% earners. However, this does not mean that this person is not successful.

     

    A person can achieve success in his life in many ways, even if he does not take the most prestigious jobs or reach a very high income.

     

    So, what makes a person a success? Consider these traits:

     

    Truly successful people know the importance of forgiveness. To a successful person, forgiveness is not something they "should" do, but something that is "natural" for them. If someone offends them, they know that forgiveness will help them move forward.
     

    Rather than hold on to a grudge or allow the offense to affect their day-to-day happiness negatively, they choose to forgive the offender and move forward with their lives.

     

    This trait makes them successful because their ability to forgive others relieves them of many of their negative emotions and allows them to focus on moving closer to the goals that they want to achieve.

     

    They know when to stay or leave an endeavor. A truly successful person knows when to keep doing the things that they're already doing and when it's time to try something new.
     

    When they're working on something that they are currently passionate about, successful people stick with their projects and don't get frustrated or burned out because they feel stymied or bored. When they realize that they no longer enjoy what they're doing, they move on to something new.

     

    They rely on their intuition and gut instincts to determine what they should continue doing and which projects they should abandon.

     

    And usually, they're right because they have a mountain of experience under their belts, so they can easily recognize when work is no longer worthwhile for them.

     

    Successful people don't fear failure - they welcome it. A truly successful person knows that failure is not harmful. They understand that the only failure is giving up. They know that when they fail, it means that they're not doing something right and that the failure helps them to learn and grow.
     

    Loss helps them figure out what they need to do to improve and then continue making progress.

     

    Many people buy into the concept of overnight success. But we all know that this is impossible. Success comes over a long period, requiring a lot of hard work and patience.

     

    They build good habits that help them to succeed. It's essential to live a balanced life, including eating nutritious food, exercising, and getting plenty of sleep. Successful people have healthy habits that help them maintain their overall health and vitality.
     

    They recognize that all of the work they put in now will set them up for tremendous success down the road. But that doesn't mean you need to kill yourself in the quest to succeed.

     

    While money and power can be helpful, they are not essential to success. Success is not continge

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    7 Reasons Why You Must Know Your Purpose

    7 Reasons Why You Must Know Your Purpose

    Michael Kohan 

     

    Elevate Life Project:  Mindfulness | Spirituality | Success | Personal Growth

     

    Podcast: 7 Reasons Why You Must Know Your Purpose

     

    What’s your true purpose?  Free Quiz by visiting

    https://elevatelifeproject.com/purpose 

     

    If you liked this Podcast, please subscribe in Itunes and write us a review.  This is what helps us stand out, so more people can find this show.  To Write us a Review please open up this Podcast in the Itunes Store  on your computer and search for Living Life on Purpose https://elevatelifeproject.com/podcast 

     

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    There are so many reasons why it’s important to have a purpose. However, most people have never considered what their purpose is. It can be challenging to establish your purpose if you seem to spend all of your energy just surviving your day to day life. However, knowing your purpose can make life a lot easier!

     

    It’s worth taking the time to discover your purpose and to build your life around that purpose.

     

    Consider these reasons why you might want to discover your purpose:

     

    Knowing your purpose provides a foundation for making decisions. How will you make a decision that’s right for you if you don’t know your purpose? When your purpose is clear, your options become much easier to evaluate.

    Whether your goal is to attend Harvard Law School, run a marathon, or start your own company, knowing your purpose makes the best option for nearly any decision much clearer.




    When you know your purpose, you’re more likely to persevere. It’s easy to give up if you’re not committed. Your purpose is the thing that you’re committed to. When those inevitable obstacles pop up, you’ll be in a much better position to overcome them.


    Life is short. Why go through each day mindlessly wandering around? You have a direction for your life when you have a purpose.

    Your purpose might be saving the albino zebras or becoming a horror novelist. It doesn’t matter what your purpose is, but you can live a more meaningful life if you identify it.




    Knowing your purpose provides clarity. You know what’s important and what isn’t if your purpose is clear to you. If you’re obsessed with making the PGA Tour, there’s no reason to worry about politics or the fact that your neighbor isn’t mowing his grass. You have bigger fish to fry.


    It minimizes distractions. Many of the distractions in your life are the things that interest you, but not enough to be a genuine purpose. It’s the things that you like to dabble in that can be distracting. When you have a real purpose, these semi-serious interests get kicked to the curb.


    It all but guarantees success. With greater focus and perseverance, you’re much more likely to be successful. It’s very difficult to be successful at something you feel half-hearted about.

    Imagine something that you’re totally committed to achieving. Now, imagine that it’s also very meaningful to you, and it’s also very interesting to you. How likely are you to be successful?


    Contrast that with something you’re only mildly interested in that you consider to be rather meaningless. How successful will you be? The difference in your results would be staggering.




    It adds to your charisma. Someone with a purpose is much more interesting than someone who is just drifting through life. You’re much more attractive to others when your purpose is clear to you.

    Think of someone you know whose life is committed to something. Now think of someone you know who seems lost and inconsequential in the world. Which would you rather be? How would you rather appear to others?




    When you know your purpose, life is more meaningful and easier to navigate. Decisions are easier to make. You’re more interesting to ot

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    Why Taking Action is the Thing That Matters

    Why Taking Action is the Thing That Matters

    Elevate Life Project:  Mindfulness | Spirituality | Success | Personal Growth

     

    Podcast: Why Taking Action is the Thing That Matters

     

    What’s your true purpose?  Free Quiz by visiting

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    Why Taking Action is the Thing That Matters

     

    Do you spend all of your free time reading and gathering information? Are you a self-help junkie that never seems to make any meaningful progress in your life? Are you trying to take your life to the next level by using the power of your mind alone?

     

    How is that working for you?

     

    Nothing changes until your behavior changes. Sure, you might feel better about your life after all of your mental gymnastics, but is anything actually happening in your life from all of these intellectual efforts?

     

    Take action and watch your life change before your eyes!

     

    Consider these ideas:

     

    You have to do something for something to happen. Nothing happens until you act. You can’t wish or visualize your way to a plate of food, a fancy car, the partner or your dreams, or a successful business. Those things might make it easier for you to act, but you must still take action of some kind.

    Unless you’re telekinetic, you can’t even make a paperclip move across your desk without taking action.


    The more you want to accomplish, the bigger the action you’ll need to take.




    It’s not what you can do that matters. It’s what you actually do that counts. The amount of capability you possess only increases the number of options you have available.

    Having options isn’t the same as choosing one and taking action.




    Your beliefs, values, and thoughts influence your behavior. For example, if you believe that you’re smart, capable, and good looking, your behavior will be different than if you believe that you’re simple minded, incapable, and homely in appearance. Here are some more examples:

    Do you believe that failure is fine or to be avoided at all costs?


    Do you believe that most people are inherently good or inherently bad?


    Do you value safety or adventure?


    Do you have positive thoughts about your goals or negative?


    None of these things has any actual power in the world, other than that they can alter the choices you make and the actions you take.




    The law of averages is ultimately on your side. If your dream is to play the piano, you can certainly do it. You simply have to keep trying. A pro pianist might play a certain piece better than you do, but you’ll most likely be successful eventually.

    When you take action, you get a result. You’re bound to get the result you want eventually if you take action long enough. Eventually, the law of averages will pay off.


    When you do nothing, you always fail.




    Action creates potential. When you take action, you can learn from your results. When you take action, things change. New opportunities become available. You might meet a new person that can help you get what you want. When you take the first step, the next step appears.

    Things start happening when you start moving. Nothing happens while you’re learning, scheming, and planning.


     

    Things begin to change when your behavior changes. You’ve proven this to yourself thousands of times throughout your life. Your life changed when you started school, changed schools, and made new friends. Your life was different after you made permanent changes to your diet or started a new diet.

     

    You

    • 7 min
    Stop Negative Self-Talk Quickly with These Steps

    Stop Negative Self-Talk Quickly with These Steps

    Michael Kohan 

     

    Elevate Life Project:  Mindfulness | Spirituality | Success | Personal Growth

     

    Podcast: Stop Negative Self-Talk Quickly with These Steps

     

    What’s your true purpose?  Free Quiz by visiting

    https://elevatelifeproject.com/purpose 

     

    If you liked this Podcast, please subscribe in Itunes and write us a review.  This is what helps us stand out, so more people can find this show.  To Write us a Review please open up this Podcast in the Itunes Store  on your computer and search for Living Life on Purpose https://elevatelifeproject.com/podcast 

     

    Click here to like us on www.facebook.com/MichaelMukundaKohan   This is where you will receive updates on what is happening at The Elevate Life Project as well as handouts and upcoming events.

     

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    Stop Negative Self-Talk Quickly with These Steps

     

    One of the most critical mindset shifts you can make in your life is to eliminate negative self-talk. Although everyone seems to understand the importance of this shift, most people still struggle with it.

     

    Negative, destructive self-talk disrupts your productivity and life goals. You have countless negative conversations happening inside your head throughout your day, and these negative statements can leave you feeling frustrated, angry, defeated, or depressed.

     

    It is normal to want to solve all of your problems, but self-criticism doesn’t help.

     

    If you catch yourself engaging in this type of negative self-talk, you can learn how to quickly switch gears and redirect your thoughts to more positive ones.

     

    This process can take practice, but you will notice a positive difference in your thoughts and mindset if you try a little each day.

     

    So what can you do starting today to help halt negative self-talk? These tips will help:

     

    Take a deep breath. People resort to beating themselves up because they feel overwhelmed, have too much to do, or don't know how to change their thoughts. If this is you, take a deep breath.
     

    It helps you momentarily slow down your thought process and realize that you are not in a position to change everything. Instead of thinking about how you can change your circumstances, try to focus on the things you can control at this moment.

     

    Acknowledge your thoughts. Regardless of your negative self-talk stage, it's important to acknowledge it. It's very natural (and healthy) to have negative thoughts. Try not to ignore them. Instead, take them as a signal from your mind that change is needed.
     

    For example, if you're feeling defeated, allow yourself to take a moment to give in to those feelings and realize that it's normal to feel disappointed in yourself and your abilities. Once you have admitted your feelings, you can refocus on what matters in your life.

     

    Identify the cause. Take a minute to think about what's behind your negative thoughts.
     

    Are your complaints and negative self-talk rooted in your inability to practice your strengths, talents, and abilities?

     

    For example, if you have fantastic communication skills but keep letting your negative self-talk overshadow that fact, it's time you learned to harness your talents.


    There's a good chance you'll realize that your fears and negative feelings were all in your head.

     

    Create a routine. Building a pattern enables you to take less time, thoughts, and energy in negativity. Working through your negative self-talk is the best way to get past your toxic feelings.
     

    And you'll have an easier time working through them if you wake up to a planned day, with not much to think about with regards to how you're going to start your day. After all, negative self-talk overwhelms you with unnecessary stress.

     

    If you rise at the same time, have the same breakfast, and exercise at the same time daily, you don't have much to overthink and get yourself worked up.

     

    Consciously work to silence your thoughts. Your mind can power through negative thoughts by itself, but your m

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