Find Your Motivation

Okay! So first off I apologise for not posting on Tuesday, I have been incredibly busy with college work and my retail job for the past week so I never actually got round to writing one, I won’t let it happen again!

Anyways onto today’s topic, finding your motivation. This is possibly the most important thing you can possibly do when you are trying to reach a fitness goal or trying to start up a new business. I have been listening to a lot of business and productivity podcasts recently and on one of them they had a guest on who has created and owns 8 successful businesses.

Side note if you are interested in starting up a business then podcasts are amazing to listen to, they give you a lot of information and can really give you so much motivation and lessons that it has taken these people years to learn.

Back on track, this woman who owns these 8 successful businesses and the podcast host were talking about how important it is to find your motivation, find out why you are doing what you are doing, for example if you are creating a business then why do you want to do it? Is it to be rich, to be able to spend more time with your family, to travel, etc. This is very important because you are going to come on hard times when you are struggling and that might just be the only thing that pushes you through.

Also you need to always remember why you are doing this, why you are putting in all that hard work, if you started your own business so you could escape the 9-5 rat race and spend more time with your family then you are not going to be happy when you’re working 18 hour days running a successful business. Do you get what I mean? Obviously you need to put in a lot of hard work to create a business, you need to put in a lot of hard work to do anything that’s worth doing, but my point is when that business is successful you won’t be satisfied and happy because you are spending all your time working and you are not spending that time with your family like you want to, so you need to adjust your strategy to ensure that you are doing that.

I hope you get what I mean with that, the reason I bring this up is because I realised the other day that I want to work for myself because I hate the thought of working for someone else, I will never be happy while I am working for someone. This made me realise my own biggest motivation is my retail job, I really don’t like it, you are just a number, you work your arse off and get peanuts in return most of the time not even with a thank you. This is my greatest motivation with wanting to become a personal trainer and hopefully a successful blogger so I can leave that job and do something I truly enjoy.

My gosh this one is getting long so I will leave you with this:

“When you realise you’re completely in control of your life, that’s when you start winning”

Find your motivation and get to work! Thank you for reading this post, i’d greatly appreciate it if you like it or comment letting me know your thoughts, I noticed a few people have been commenting, I do reply to all comments it might just take me a day to get back to you. Follow me for posts like this twice a week, hope to see you guys next time. Ciao!

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Positive Thinking

Okay so in pursuit of my new goal of being more positive and being happier I have dug out some books that I bought years ago, one that I am currently reading is called ‘Mind Power’ by James Borg (very good book by the way) which is a self help book revolving around taking control of your mind and your thoughts. In this book he states something that has been cropping up a lot on my Instagram just recently since I’ve been adding lots of motivational and inspirational pages, you control your thoughts and your thoughts control your emotions, nothing is ever really good or bad unless you think it to be.

Let me explain, okay so in this book he says try to make yourself sad without thinking of something sad, try to be angry without thinking of something that annoys you. You can’t do it can you? How we think directly influences how we feel, it’s kind of like a glass half full, glass half empty sort of thing, how you view and think of that glass decides whether you’re optimistic, you look for the good and put a positive spin on things, or whether you are a pessimist, always looking at things negatively and making yourself miserable.

My point is how you think about things can greatly influence how you feel, it might not change the outcome if you view something more positively but you might look at it as a learning experience as oppose to something to get down and beat yourself up about. That being said when you look at things negatively I know from experience that you tend to create a self fulfilling prophesy, you set yourself up to fail, you set it up to go wrong.

Negative thoughts can be very toxic to you,in some way quite literally, as described in that book, when you think negatively your brain releases hormones and chemicals that make you feel crap which in turn makes you be even more negative and so on, you can see how this can become a downward spiral. However the same happens when you are happy and positive, your brain releases different hormones and chemicals that make you feel even better.

Anyway I should probably stop ripping information straight from the book, if you’re interested its a good book to buy or possibly find in your local library, also not sponsored to say that I should probably point out. It’s just a good informative book.

What i’m getting at is how you think has a massive effect on your life, it will be hard to change and it will take time and effort but you are in control of your thoughts, they don’t control you therefore with persistence and commitment you can change your thinking and it will change you life, I guarantee you it will. Obviously you won’t be happy and positive all the time but the more you are the happier you will become and when you are being positive and think optimistically opportunities tend to just appear out of nowhere instead of passing you by.

I should probably leave that one there as this is getting long and I don’t want to go off on a tangent so I shall leave you with this..

“The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude”

Think positive and be happy guys! Thank you for reading this post, i’d greatly appreciate it if you like it or comment letting me know your thoughts. Follow me for posts like this twice a week, hope to see you guys next time. Ciao!

How To Get Stuff Done!

Okay so if you are like me then you will probably spend ages thinking about all the stuff that you want to do, probably watch loads of YouTube videos all about how to get motivated, perhaps you even get all prepared for doing whatever it is you set out to do but where most people fall flat is actually getting it done.
The worst part of this is it is incredibly easy to do it, just start! That’s all you have to do! People are always saying they’re going to do this and that, but very few of them actually start it. Spending hours watching motivational videos is all well and good but it gets to the point where you are just wasting time and procrastinating, stop wasting so much damn time and just start and get on with it.
If you want to accomplish something WRITE IT DOWN! I cannot stress that enough, write down your goals, make a list of what you want to achieve both long term and short term like what you want to do today, trust me this will make a world of difference! When you see it written down on paper you will be much more likely to achieve them.
I was watching a video yesterday in research of this and the advice this guy gave was to make a list of what success means to you, write a whole A4 page of what success means to you, but do it writing in the present as if you were already successful, make a huge list of what you would do today if you were successful i.e. I will sleep in, I’ll go down the golf course with my friends then take a trip to London in my brand new Ferrari to go watch a show… That sort of thing. This will help motivate you and make you realise your dream, but as I said you need to actually start to get stuff done.
Something I should note is while at first it may be hard to just do stuff, if you start writing it down and then over time it will get a lot easier, also tell people about your goals, as I’ve said before if you tell people about your goals then you are more likely to achieve them because you do not wish to look like an idiot so will work harder to achieve it. On that note when setting goals the most important thing to do is to SET A DATE! Setting a deadline for you goals like want to do this today, want to have achieved this by January etc. You are much more likely to crack on with it and less likely to keep putting it off.
If you would like to stay motivated, the best thing you can do is constantly remind yourself why you are doing what you are doing, for example every single morning write down what you think success is (like as mentioned early), if you do this every morning you will feel motivated to crack on with all your jobs for the day. All that is important is you know every single day what you are working for and why you are doing it.
So an overview:
 – Write down what you think success is (be as vivid and detailed as possible).
  – Write down your goals! (Use dates and deadlines so you have a target).
  – If you watch motivational videos then don’t spend hours doing it.
  – Just get on with it, just start!
Told you I was going to make a schedule and make a change! Might have to decrease it to one post a week at some point otherwise I’ll run out of content but we shall see. Anyway hope you found this blog post helpful, if so please like it, I greatly appreciate it, or you could leave a comment, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Thank you so much for reading, and I hope to see you again soon, ciao!

The Plan

Okay I am getting very bad at frequently blogging, not that I’ve actually ever been good at it but even so following recent events I’ve decided to make some serious changes. I’m telling you this for two reason;
One – It has been scientifically proven that if you tell people you’re going to do something you are more likely to do it because you don’t want to make yourself look like an idiot.
Two – This change will effect you as I will be putting out more content on both my blog and my YouTube, I also hope that some of you will be influenced/motivated by my change and take this journey.

So what are the changes? Well firstly I’m going to be more positive and be a much more upbeat person (though I might still have a rant section on my blog, not sure yet), as you no doubt will have noticed if you read my blog, I’m quite cynical and negative. This has lead to a big argument with one of my closest friends, in short they stated they’re fed up of negative attitude. The fact that it got to that point means I need to change if I want to keep them as a friend.

Secondly, I’m tired of being lazy and achieving nothing, I mean I’m 21 years old, still studying at college (doing a course I hate), I’ve not completed a full college course yet since I’ve left school, I still live with my parents and I have nothing like a car or place of my own to put to my name. I’m fed up of this and I want to change it, I want to be successful. I want to make something of my life, I’m tired of working in retail and don’t want to spend the rest of my life working to death doing crap jobs for peanuts.

I realise that last paragraph makes me sound very money orientated, I’m not actually that bothered about the money but it is something that shows you’ve been successful and it’s needed (to some degree anyway) to make a better life like moving out and getting a car etc.

I dream of doing something I enjoy for a living, not having to worry about paying my bills every month. I want to have my own place, my own car and just being happy. Which is far from where I am at the moment.

So what do I do? Carry on my current path and be miserable or change my habits, work my arse off on my own things and make a better life for myself? Really no contest is it!

From now on I pledge I’m going to make use of all my free time, I am going to:

  • Add a new blog post every Tuesday & Friday (or at the very least every Friday depending on how much content I can think of).
  • Organise my content for my blog.
  • Upload a YouTube video at least every Saturday.
  • Consider starting an Instagram around motivation or fitness.
  • Study game development when I get chance.
  • In September I am going to be doing a personal training course thus allowing me to do something I actually want to do.
  • Be more positive.
  • Set weekly, monthly and yearly goals which I will update you about so I feel obliged to stick to them
  • And Finally just work hard to change my life.

I better close this blog post up now, this is getting long even for me, so I will leave you with this:

“Don’t let your dreams be dreams, yesterday you said tomorrow, so just do it!” (Yes I did just quote Shia Labeouf, come on it’s a good quote)

Thank you if you made it to the end, hopefully I might inspire or motivate you to change your life over the coming months, failing that I hope that you follow me on my journey to do it! Ciao!

The First Of Many To Come…

Okay so technically this isn’t actually my first blog post I’ve ever done, I’m currently studying TV and film production at college and for reasons unbeknownst to everyone in the class they like us to blog after every lesson.

However that being said I am certainly not complaining as I now have a newly found love of blogging, I mean at school I used to hate writing about anything but since I’ve started doing it at college I’ve rather enjoyed it, even when blogging about the boring topics we have to write about at college.

Actually the true inspiration came from a friend of mine, I was just scrolling through my Facebook feed as you do and I came across something he posted about his blog, I knew nothing about this so it completely threw me off so I clicked it and it turns out not only does have a fitness/body building blog but he has a Facebook and Twitter account for it aswell. In the last couple years since I last saw him he had created a business in the Health & Fitness industry, well blimey was I shocked but so inspired at what he had accomplished, he’s the same age as me and he’s doing so well for himself, this is what gave me the kick up the backside I needed.

For years I have always wanted to create a Youtube channel and create games, now as of recently I wanted to start blogging so here it is, there is no moment like the present! I have finally decided to start doing what I have wanted to do for years, so this is it, I created this blog on WordPress, a blog on Blogger and 2 Youtube channels. I know it seems I’ve gone abit overboard but the reason I created 2 blogs is because I want to test out the sites and see which one is better for me to use.

Also I created two different Youtube channels that I plan to upload on soon (hopefully) as I wanted one as a gaming channel and one for vlogs, sketches and short films, since I am on a TV and film course as you can guess I’ll be making alot of those types of videos especially since I really enjoy making them. It might be a couple of weeks till this happens though as I have alot of setting up to do for the channels and blogs, and unfortunately I have to do this around work and college though I will definitely do it!

That’s actually one of the reasons I am telling you all about my channels and other blog, I was once told the best way to ensure you do something, to get the motivation to do something, is to tell as many people as possible. This will help make you start it because you don’t want to disappoint all those people you told and you want to stay true to your word.

Aaaaanyway this is starting to drag on so on that note I am going to end this blog post, my first blog post on WordPress. Watch this space for more blog posts to come, also as soon as I post my first video on Youtube I will be sure to let you guys know.

See you next time guys! Also thank you if you managed to make it to the end of this blog. Ciao!