Weekly Review – 18/03/18

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So this is a new thing I think I’m going to start doing on this blog, at the end of every week I’m going to do a weekly review where I sum up my week and my progress or my setbacks, as well as talking about my plans for the following week. I am doing this for 2 main reasons; It allows me to hold myself accountable and it’ll act as a tool to help motivate me to work harder as I will be able to look back and see how far I have come.

This has been a big week for me, it’s been the start of everything really. I have started uploading daily on the blog and created an Instagram page to go alongside it which I also upload daily motivation to, hopefully in time I can build up a following and a community on these platforms!

On top of that, I have been uploading and updating the social media sites I have for mine and my friends YouTube channel ‘Cloudburst’, again I’m trying to build up a community. This week I have been busy getting a website started for the YouTube channel and build a brand up around our film content.

This week definitely hasn’t been perfect though. Naturally, as you work harder in one area you let other areas slip! This past week I haven’t done any personal training studying as I’ve been putting it off to focus on other things and I have been lazy with the YouTube content on Cloudburst too.

So what’s my plan for next week? Well, I am going to continue with my social media work, hopefully working on that a little bit every single day, on top of this I am going to get in a good 6 hours of PT studying at bare minimum this next week. I NEED TO UPLOAD A YOUTUBE VIDEO! That is extremely important this next week as I have been seriously lacking on that front.

I will continue to upload my blog doing my daily motivation and get to the gym for 4 sessions this week. There is also a few other little things I plan on doing this next week but needn’t bother to mention them here, anyway I will end this one here, I will be back tomorrow with another daily motivation! Thank you for reading, let me know what your goals for the next week are. Ciao!

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Daily Motivation – Day 5

Serve Empty Vessel

This is one of my favourite quotes, look after yourself! You need to think about yourself before you can think about other people. When you are on a plane they tell you to put your own oxygen mask on first before you help anyone else with theirs. You cannot serve from an empty vessel so look after yourself first!

FREEDOM!!!

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In the famous words of William Wallace in Braveheart… FREEDOM!!! Finally, after spending nearly 4 years in retail and over a year in my previous store, I have finally left and hopefully for good! It’s no secret that I absolutely despised my job and retail in general, I have nothing against the actual company but retail is the same wherever you go, when you’ve done it once you’ve done it a million times!

For months I have thought about leaving the world of retail. Honestly, I will never be happy unless I am working for myself and that’s what I plan to do… sort of. I am currently looking for another part-time job in a different area to help me pay the bills whilst I am building my own brand, I’m thinking of a cleaning job as it will mean I only have to work a couple hours a day and I can get the job over and done with first thing then have the day to myself.

So what else am I working on? Well! I am going to be focusing a lot more on my blog and my YouTube channel thus allowing me to build them up and down the road I am planning on creating a website for the YouTube channel which I have big plans for in the future. On top of this, I am still studying my personal training course and I have started doing freelance writing work as that is something I enjoy doing, hence the blog.

Finally, I plan on spending more quality time with my girlfriend, this is probably the most important thing I plan on doing. So far we have just stuck to my home city but we are going to now go further afield and broaden our horizons, see new things and visit new places!

Anyway, I should finish this blog post before it gets too long as they usually do! You can expect more blog posts from now on, I am going to get a schedule up and running for it but it’s not finished yet so I will upload that when I figure it out!

“You are only one decision away from totally changing your life”

Thanks for reading this one guys, a bit more of a personal update today. As I say you can expect more posts from me from now on so feel free to follow me to keep updated! Hope you guys had a good week! Catch you next week. Ciao!

“People Keep Asking Me If I’m Back….”

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“… And I hadn’t really had an answer, but yeah I’m thinking I’m back.” If you didn’t guess that’s a reference from John Wick, brilliant film and a definite must watch if you are into action movies!

Anyway! Greetings! After an extended break I am once again back and this time I’m back for good! So where have I been I hear the masses cry! Well honestly? I’ve just been really busy and I ran out of inspiration to be honest. The past year has been pretty hectic, firstly I was finishing up at college so had to focus on getting all my coursework finished then after that I have been working, studying a personal training course and got myself a girlfriend!

So I’m finally back? Yes, things in my life are starting to change and I am working on sorting lots of things out in my life, I have been doing a lot of thinking just recently and I am finally going to take action! I currently work in retail and it’s no massive secret I don’t enjoy it so I am currently doing a personal training course online that I believe I will finish around May time, then I am working on a secret project with a good friend of mine that I am currently working hard on and I am determined to make take off.

Now I hate to leave you guys on a cliffhanger but this is not the post I’m going to reveal this secret project however I should be able to reveal it next week once a couple of my plans have come into action but it’s something I’m really excited to reveal and I think its something a lot of people will be interested in but again more on that when I create the post on it which should be coming probably next week.

“We are who we choose to be”

Right I think I’ll leave this one here, short and sweet! I’m happy to be back, it’s really nice to be back writing again, you can expect many more posts coming and some really exciting news for me and hopefully some of you probably next week. I think I’m going to be playing around with the blog over the next few weeks and trying different things to see what works and what doesn’t and possibly expand out of my current topics but we will see! Anyway I will see you guys again soon. Ciao!

Don’t Have Time?!

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Okay so this is going to be a pretty short blog post, I am currently writing this on my phone while I am cooking my lunch. As I mentioned a post or 2 again I am currently a very busy person trying to run this blog, studying 2 courses, trying to work overtime all while balancing the gym and my diet in there as well.
Because I am trying to balance this I am going to be putting this blog on hold for a little while BUT I am not going to say that I am too busy to do it! I hate that excuse, you are never too busy to do something, you have the same 24 hours in your day as everyone else and I guarantee there are people who use those 24 hours much more productively than you, the simple fact is its not a high enough priority for you at that moment.
While there is only so much you can do in a day the fact is that almost nobody is 100% productive and efficient, this means if something was a high enough priority then you could make time for it, the catch is.. This time has to come from somewhere, if you’re being as efficient with your time as you possibly can then that time has to come out of the time you would spend doing another task, for example if you wanted to hit the gym before work you might need to get an hour less sleep to do that.
As much as I enjoy blogging and providing (hopefully) helpful content, it is currently not the highest priority to me. Because of how busy I am, I am struggling to get everything done, this has resulted in me not getting enough sleep aswell as no longer reading which in turn has made me hit a bit of a creative wall. At the moment I am seriously struggling to think of new blog ideas, which is disastrous when you’re meant to upload two a week…
So for the time being, hopefully only a couple of weeks, I am going to stop with the blogging and give myself more time for other things as well as giving myself time to think of content for my blog.
If there is anything that can be taken away from this post, it is stop saying you are too busy to do something, truth is it’s just not a high enough priority for you at that moment for you to invest the time in it. On that note I will leave you with this:
“You define what is important to you by what you dedicate your time to. “
Thank you for reading this one, I am hoping to come back very soon once I have got over this creative block and find a better schedule to manage my time! Thanks again, I will be back soon. Ciao!

Make A Difference!

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The sad truth is we are not going to live forever, one day we are all going to perish and end up in a wooden casket or get turned to ashes, and that is fine, that it a part of life. The sad part of that is once you are dead you will be gone, you will be nothing but a memory in the hearts of your loved ones. I do not like the thought of that, I want to leave something behind, a legacy of sorts, I do not want to be buried and forgotten about, I want my life to have meant something, I want to have achieved something with my life and most importantly I want to make a difference to peoples lives.

That is why I do this blog every week, that is why I try to create YouTube videos when I have free time. I want to make people laugh, I want to make someones day that little bit brighter, sure its not like I am making a global impact that is going to change the world but we don’t need to, you just need to make a difference to someones life, if I affect just 1 persons life then I will be happy.

When we here about people making a difference it’s these big things that will change numerous peoples lives forever, that is something I admire to and would like to accomplish but just for a second imagine the butterfly effect of having a small effect on someone’s life and how that could ultimately completely reshape them as a person or reshape their future.

Let’s take a more extreme but not entirely unlikely circumstance of this, say you are a Youtuber and you make funny videos and you just want to make people laugh and brighten up their day, if the right person see’s that at the right time it could potentially save someone’s life. If someone is incredibly hurt or upset and is considering ending their life and all of a sudden they see something that makes them laugh and adds some joy into their lives even if it is only for a couple of minutes that could cause them to reconsider their actions. (That sounds a bit extreme and slightly morbid but it isn’t out the realms of possibility).

My point is try to make a difference. You are not going to be on this planet forever but you can create something that will be or failing that you can make a difference to someones life and completely alter their future for the better. Hopefully that provides you with some food for thought and helps to push you to make a positive difference to just one persons life. On that note I am going to leave you with this:

“The world is full of good people. If you can’t find one, be one.”

Thank you very much for reading! A bit of a morbid one today but it is something that people should really try to do and it would make the world a much better and happier place. Leave a like if you enjoyed it and possibly a comment to let me know what you thought. Feel free to follow me to keep up to date with all my content as I upload twice a week. Thank you again and I shall see you on Saturday. Ciao!