How to Do Less and Achieve More

Learn how to do less and achieve more, the secret of how I wrote an entire book in just three months.

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5 Life Hacks to Simplify Your Life

We live in a complex world. From politics and economics to our own psychology and emotional awareness (or lack thereof), things are getting bogged down in disinformation and propaganda that distract us from the fact that most of us don’t really know ourselves, let alone how to live a simple, happy life.

Here, I will share with you 5 life hacks to declutter, detox, demystify, and otherwise simplify your life, so that you no longer feel overwhelmed by the onslaught of torrents seeking to grab hold of your attention and steal the force of your awareness.

1. Spend Quality Alone Time

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Most people spend so much time filling their schedules with appointments, dates, and other engagements, to distract themselves from the emptiness they truly feel inside, so they create a false send of fulfillment by busying themselves with the presences of other people, “validating” their contentment.

Making time for yourself will be the quickest way to step outside of your daily routine of vapid busyness that really only deepens your sense of vacancy. When you can spend quality alone time, actually getting to know yourself, you will find what really makes you tick, and discover passions you didn’t even know you had.

2. Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

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This one might sound a bit counterintuitive, but it really isn’t. The reason you feel overwhelmed by everything in your life, is because you have made it that way, convincing yourself you don’t have a choice and filling your schedule with things you don’t really want to do, yet feel like you have to, in order to be have a semblance of achievement.

Allow me to speak frankly: just because you are doing something, does not mean you are accomplishing something or that you are obligated to do it. With everything you do, you are producing a result, but, as I’m sure many of you know, the quality of that result depends not only on what you do, but how you do it.

Becoming aware of what’s comfortable for you can allow for a bird’s eye view of what would be more productive and fulfilling, instead of just doing the same things over and over again, never really accomplishing anything.

3. Turn Off Your Television!

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Or phone, tablet, whatever it is you’re constantly glued to that feeds you “information” and drivel on a daily basis. If you think what you see on the news is an accurate depiction of what is really going on in the world, I advise you to stop reading this, because there is nothing I can do to help you.

If, however, you are aware of the fact that most of what you see and hear is false information, inflated by hyperbole for effect, and jam packed with the sugar of entertainment, then take your own advice and stop paying attention to all of the things that contribute to your daily brainwashing!

4. Turn on Your Mind

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No, it isn’t dirty. Now that you are no longer inundating yourself with disinformation, I want you to start using your mind to think introspectively, because this will allow you to see your life for what it truly is: a meaningful existence full of infinite possibilities and endless adventure just waiting to be explored.

In neuroscience there is a term called neurogenesis, which is the creation of neurons beginning in embryonic development. Scientists used to believe this only lasted until about age five, but thanks to recent studies, we now know this lasts well into old age. If you’ve read any of my blog posts before, you probably know that neuroplasticity is the nervous system’s natural ability to develop new neuronal connections.

The reason this is significant is because, the more you use your brain, the more efficient it becomes, and the more intelligent you become. Simplification begins with developing higher awareness; therefore, enhancing your ability to recognize and sift through relevant information.

5. Stop Seeking and Start Doing

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Most of you reading this have likely been on a long term, if not life long, quest for wisdom and truth. Well, if you’ve read much on Buddhism and Taoism, you know that the more you know, the more you don’t know, meaning the more information you gather, the more you realize there is so much more than you could ever compile in one lifetime.

So, stop seeking enlightenment, and realize that life is about creating balance, that it’s about learning as well as acting, and that it’s about being still and resting as much as it is about seeking your passion and stirring things up.

Give yourself time to recuperate after months, or even years for some, of searching and collecting information, but don’t forget to take action along the way. In the words of Bruce Lee, “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. Make at least one definitive move toward your goal.”

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Shed Your Fear of Conflict

In today’s world a lot of people are so afraid of conflict that they can’t even speak up when they know they should, they can’t even stand up for themselves or their point of view when they know there is merit and authenticity to both. This subsequently hides your authenticity and your integrity, leading to an ungrounded life with your head in the sand.

If you can’t speak up for yourself it’s most likely because you feel unsafe, you feel like if you say what you want to say someone else will have a problem with it and you will end up getting hurt, but the truth is you are hurting yourself far more by not speaking up. Furthermore, by keeping your earnest opinion to yourself you are also hurting those around you who could be benefitting from what you have to say.

With that in mind, how can you shed your fear of conflict? The better question is how can you start to feel safe and secure and comfortable in your skin to have a strong enough desire to speak up when you know you should be heard?

The answer is simple: stop assuming you know what the outcome is going to be. Chances are you are too wrapped up in your own head to even consider that those you have a need to share your thoughts with might just be receptive to them, and even if they aren’t, what are you really afraid of? Getting hurt physically? Being rejected or getting fired?

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What you need to do is get to the core of what you are really afraid of, the best way of which is to actually have a conversation with yourself and delve deep into your unconscious by asking it questions. I know is sounds crazy, but ask yourself, “Why am I afraid of sharing my opinion?” or “Why can’t I speak up when I have something to say?”

Ask yourself the tough questions and eventually your unconscious will start to respond. It will be like there is a separate entity inside of you that has been wanting to share its opinion but has not been able to because you were not there to listen.

Tell your unconscious mind that something has to change, that you are sick and tired of never speaking up or acting on things when you know you should. It may seem a bit like split personality, but it’s the exact opposite, it’s what will keep you from developing a second or multiple personalities.

Your unconscious mind is split into sections of a sort, all of which are working together to keep you as safe and comfortable as they can, but they need your help as the conductor to guide them into a more efficient way of handling your behavior that can only be worked out by speaking with yourself about the things that are holding you back.

Go into this exercise with as much of an open mind as you possibly can and you will almost immediately see the benefits of talking to yourself in a way that actually serves you. We all talk to ourselves whether we want to admit it or not. Why not do so with a positive intention in mind and constructively use this inner self-talk to develop qualities that lead us toward our greatness?

If you got any kind of value from this feel free to like and share it below and if you have anything to add or other life hacks that have helped you on your pathway to greatness, let us know in the comments!

For further tips and tricks on how to shed your fear of conflict and much more, check out my eBook Holistic Health in the Modern Age, and learn how to make healthier choices that lead to a healthier, happier life.

Use the Internet as a Tool, Not the Other Way Around

Now, this may seem like a fairly self-explanatory or perhaps common sense kind of thing, but consider this: what do you use the internet for most of the time? My guess is to check out Facebook, look up meaningless facts on Google, and to otherwise distract you from the everyday life that you are actually trying to escape from.

Sound like you? It should, because chances are this is your life as it revolves around the internet, but how could we allow ourselves to use such a revolutionary and powerful tool like the internet as something to take away from the life we could be building utilizing its endless well of resources to chase our wildest dreams?

When I was around 13 years old I made a decision that I would learn how to use the internet, the information superhighway, to become the strongest, most affluent version of myself, get out into the world of the ten thousand things, for the Taoists reading this, and really turn my life into something I can be proud of.

Most of us today are slaves to our smart phones. We sit and stare at our screens all day long, eating the spoon-feedings of daily drivel, and then go on our merry ways, consuming all of the propaganda, misinformation, and outright lies to distract us from the truth that we are powerful beings capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for. This may seem a bit harsh, but allow me to ask you once again, what do you use the internet for most of the time?

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So, where do we go from here? Maybe a better question would be, where to you want to go from here? Do you want to keep living the same old life where the most exciting thing about your day is the video someone posted to your Timeline where some person or thing did something interesting or somewhat humorous, or would you rather spend your time finding ways to make your real life more interesting and worth living?

Expanding your horizon can literally be a mouse click away, although perhaps what you need is to put down your phone, close your laptop, and actually get out and do something instead of posting on your Facebook or Tweeting about it. The internet can be an amazing tool to expand your career, or even begin a brand new one that you actually enjoy, but it can also be the largest contributor to your unhappiness, if you let it.

Another way to use the internet as a tool, instead of allowing it to use you as one, is to seek out fun things to do that will inspire you to really experience life instead of merely living it. There is a colossal difference between the two. Most people are not really living, just surviving, hanging on to a thread of their humanity which hangs in the balance of their smart phones. What kind of life do you want to live, and how are you going to get there? There are some questions that Google cannot answer for you, and some that it will answer better than anyone in your life ever could. True wisdom is in knowing the difference.

I hope you all enjoyed the perspectives I shared with you. Feel free to like and share this with your friends if you did, and leave any other helpful tips or hacks to others seeking to harness the awesome power of the internet.

Top 5 Life Hacks for Peace and Tranquility

A life hack, in short, is anything that solves an everyday problem in an inspired, ingenious manner. Since most people are struggling to find a semblance of peace and tranquility I’d say it’s an everyday problem for most people to seek and not obtain it. In my experience I have 5 life hacks, or tools in this case, that I have been using over the past few years which have literally turned my whole life around and in the direction toward my dreams.

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1. Meditation

I’m sure many reading this have seen this cliche time and time again, but most people won’t even give it a try because they think it’s somehow religious or pseudoscience, but there are countless documented scientific studies that reveal the veracity of this one simple technique for peace and tranquility.

2. Mirror Affirmations

As most of us know, an affirmation is something you repeat to yourself either internally or out loud that affirms something you may not think is currently true about yourself but would like to begin to believe. For instance, an affirmation I use everyday is “I am always expanding, growing and improving in every aspect of my life.” Mirror affirmations are ones you use while looking deep into your own eyes in the mirror, which is great for getting in touch with who you truly are and beginning to see the real you.

3. Mindfulness

There are mindful meditations, but mindfulness is much more than a meditation, it’s a lifestyle. Being mindful of yourself, your surroundings, and things that are affecting you in your life is the perfect way to become more aware of what makes you tick, what no longer serves you, and what needs a closer look at.

4. Present Moment Awareness

Mindfulness leads to living in the present moment because if you are being mindful you are being present, and living in the here and now means you are focusing on what is happening within and around you instead of getting lost in your head and living on autopilot. Lao Tzu said, “If you are depressed you are living in the past, if you are anxious you are living in the future, but if you are at peace you are living in the present.”

5. Visualizations

Picturing yourself as being peaceful and tranquil will train your subconscious mind to deliver the results you are looking for. Again, some of you may see this as pseudoscience, but there have also been studies which proved that using your creative imagination to visualize a goal you are striving for creates unconscious patterns, or neuro-pathways, that contribute to most of our conscious behavior, which includes whether we are at peace and tranquil or otherwise.

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Life hacks turn difficulties into simple easily manageable techniques that will become the top catalysts toward achieving your highest potential and becoming the strongest version of yourself.

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