Unf*ck Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life

Unf*ck Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life

“Unf*ck Yourself” by Gary John Bishop is one of the best books I read this year! It is short, funny, straight to the point, and incredibly honest. So honest that you can’t help but feel offended sometimes.

But don’t worry, everything you are about to read in this book is true, based on the experience of Gary Bishop, who is one of the leading Personal Development experts in the industry. So without any further ado, let’s dive into the concepts of this book!

First of all, you need to understand that this book gives you advice on what you can do to change your life. It is not a guaranteed recipe for success, and the advice you are about to here may or may not offend you.

As you can see from the title, Gary Bishop doesn’t chat around and doesn’t beat around the corner. He is direct in his approach but the words he speaks have a lot of value and can add tons of value in your life, as he did to mine.

Introduction

First thing first: you talk to yourself. this is no question about it. You may not use your actual voice, but you talk to yourself! Every day! You have 50,000 thoughts in a single day, and not all of these thoughts are about what you will do. Some of those… many of those, are about how you can’t do stuff, how you are too lazy to lose weight, too weak to quit smoking, or too unorganized to save some money.

This negative self-talk is not good for you, and it only makes you beat yourself up, become unmotivated to change something about your life, and regret afterward… Because you can’t get yourself motivated if the only thing that you tell yourself is how lazy you are to go to the gym.

This book offers you seven personal assertions that you can use to turn your life around and to unf*ck yourself, and get the life you always wanted!

Unf*ck yourself: I am willing!

I bet you have in your living area where you are not satisfied. Maybe you want to be in better shape, you want to quit a bad habit, you struggle financially.

You have some sort of problem, and maybe it is not your fault that you have this problem. But it is certainly your fault if you’re not going to do anything about it.

And I’m sure you tried to do, you struggled but you always ended up in the same place… and this is so frustrating. But take a minute and think about how many times did you had negative self-talk?

How many times did you say you were too lazy, or too stupid, or too weak or too busy to do something?

The thing is, maybe you are all of the above, and this is okay! Just because you are like this now, it doesn’t mean is who you are as a human being, or who you’ll be from now on! You have the power to change it. But are you willing to change it?

This assertion is the best one you could start with! It is the one that will shape your wantings and needs. It will make it easier for you if done correctly.

The truth is, you will not change if you tell yourself how lazy you are… But if you tell yourself that you are willing your brain will connect neurons differently, and you will slowly make yourself believe you can do it.

I am unwilling

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Instead of saying “I’m too lazy to lose weight”, tell yourself “I am willing to lose weight”.

But what happens if when you say this, you have an “I am not feeling so willing” feeling? Change the assertion to “I’m am unwilling to live in an unhealthy body”. See how the opposite works for you.

Sometimes you are not willing to do something. But you are unwilling to live like this anymore!

” I am willing” not “I want”!

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What am I about to say may upset you a little bit: You are not willing to do everything you want to do! This is a true statement, and that is why the assertion is “I am willing” instead of “I want”!

You may “want” to do things that you don’t want for numerous reasons: Because your family said so, because of the pressure from your friends, because this is the standard in society, etc.

Are you willing to be an engineer? Or does your mother want you to be one? Do you really want to cut all the sugar you eat? Or your friends told you that you can’t date girls because of a dad bud?

I will say it again! This assertion doesn’t ask you what you want to do! It asks you what you really are willing to do.

In conclusion, you can shape your life, and see where are the areas where you actually can make a change!

Ask yourself every day, and every night, when you drive, when you eat, when you shower: Am I willing? Or am I unwilling? This is the first step to Unf*ck yourself!

I am wired to win

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Here is some good news for you!

You are wired to win!

Your brain is trying to find the solutions to make you win at everything in your life! What’s that? you’re not winning? Well, that’s because you play the wrong game…

Your brain will find answers to make you do the stuff you need to do. But your brain has a pattern that must be followed. So if you have a bad habit, your brain will think that you must do it, because you do it often, and causes you pleasure.

You want to make new friends, but you keep telling yourself that it is going to be hard, because you are socially awkward, don’t know how to initiate contact, and don’t know how to make new friends. Well, your brain will make you win at this game by not letting you do anything to make new friends or connections!

What is the solution?

Make a plan on how you will act! And do that plan even if you feel resistance. Your brain helps you make what he thinks is right, you, on the other hand, must show him that you want something else! If you do that long enough and you consciously act the way you want to act, your brain will get the memo and help you act that way.

Make a plan, follow it, and tell yourself you are wired to win, and you will unf*ck yourself!

Unf*ck Yourself: I got this

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This chapter makes you realize two things:

  1. You come a long way

2. You can go even further!

It explains why you shouldn’t be scared of future adversities. You must understand that you can withstand everything that life throws at you.

There is one trick you can use to be able to see it too. Imagine that you are in a car, there is a one-way street that you are driving. To your left is your past. All the things you did, you failed or succeed at, that made you feel pride or shame. Take your time to think about it.

Now at your right are the future bumps, the next ups, and downs. Now that you see what you’ve been through, you are more capable of understanding that you can go past future adversities. You have been strong in the past, so there is no reason for you to think that you will not be in the future.

So tell yourself you got this!

Unf*ck Yourself: I embrace the uncertainty

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We, humans, as a race, lived in times where we needed to be very careful about a bunch of stuff. Like predators, poisonous snakes, spiders, and plants. So to keep us into a safe place, we don’t enjoy being pushed outside of our comfort zone.

The bad thing is… all the things you want are in the uncertainty. Everything you want to do, all the people you want to meet, all the experience you want to have, are on the other side of the gate.

But your biological systems just don’t like to be pushed that way, even though that means not getting what you want. We love the certainty because is comfortable, and warm, and cuddly. But is not what you need to do in order to grow.

It is impossible to guarantee certainty, but the uncertainty is guaranteed. And as Teddy Roosevelt said, “The right choice is your best option, the wrong choice is your second best option, and the worst option is to do nothing”.

Don’t think too much in these situations, go and do something, you will be wrong sometimes, you will fail sometimes, but that’s what you need to do to unf*ck yourself! I embrace the uncertainty.

Unf*ck Yourself: I am not my thoughts, I am what I do

This is the assertion that made me feel a little uncomfortable. But as it is unpleasant to hear, it is also true. You are not what you think; you are what you constantly do.

If you think you will go to the gym the next day, you are not going to the gym, you planning to go to the gym. One will bring you results, the other one will bring your motivation up, but then back down.

But this is not entirely bad. Remember when we said that you should not have negative thoughts about yourself? Well, if you are not what you think, then those thoughts are not that important.

I’m not saying that you should not do an effort to change the way you thinking. But I do say that you should act opposite of what you negatively think.

If you say you are lazy, and the project you work on is too big for you. Then get to work and try to create a proactive plan in order to finish the project on time. This takes discipline too, I agree. If you don’t know how to be disciplined, we have an article about it right here.

But with that being said, act on the stuff you want, and finish the project you want to finish. You are not what you think, you are what you do, so go and unf*ck yourself.

Unf*ck Yourself: I am relentless

You know, sometimes people will be against you, and try to bring you down. On other occasions maybe even you will try to bring you down. But if you are really willing to change something about life, and you are so determined to do that, then you must be relentless.

Being relentless is doing what it needs to be done, without having a second thought. Is doing what you should do even though you don’t think you can actually pull it through.

You just work and hustle all the way. And while you do it, you are focusing only on the task at hand!

Don’t try to visualize what your next move will be. Don’t visualize what you’re next plan is going to be. focus on what you are doing, pour all the effort into that, and I guarantee you, you will do it!

Be relentless, and unf*ck yourself!

Unf*ck Yourself: I expect nothing, and accept everything

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Always save the best for last.

To tell you the truth, this assertion is my favorite, because it does not only makes a lot of sense, but is so liberating, and easy to do too. Basically, Gary Bishop says that you should not have any expectations. You shouldn’t dream with your eyes wide open, because the truth is, it will never happen the way you imagine. And as a result, you will be sad about it!

Now, that does not mean you shouldn’t make plans, or have some vision of your own. But don’t marry them. Do a plan, execute it, and change it along the way, accept that is not how you imagined, and you need to change it in order to succeed.

We are obsessed with expectations

We like to do it! It makes us comfortable. It is easier to guess than to experience it ourselves. But this is the worst thing you can do.

The thing is, you do it all the time. You expect your significant other to act a certain way. Maybe you had a bad day at work, and you expect them to bright up your day. But they had to a bad day at work, so they are not in the mood to cheer you up.

Or you expect your family to buy you something meaningful for your birthday, but they had so many on their head that they just but you something you can use around the house, so you’re happy, but kind of disappointed.

Accept it as it is

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But what if you never expect anything anymore. You just wait to see what happens and then control your reaction based on the live experience? To be honest, chances are you will not be disappointed. Why? You can’t compare what you experience with what you created in your mind. You never created anything in the first place. And instead of being sad about it, you will have your full attention on the matter. Therefore, you will be more productive.

And now picture the last scenario from this point of view. You don’t expect anything special for your birthday, but your family gives you something you can use around the house. So it is a plus every way you want to look at it.

As far as I’m concerned, this mentality of expecting nothing, accept anything, is a certain way of living a happy life. So accept everything the life throws at you and unf*ck yourself!

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Best 5 YouTube Channels for men

Best 5 YouTube Channels for men

There is a lot of information out there on how to dress, to attract women, to develop yourself mentally and physically and simple hacks on productivity. I know you may be short on time and maybe don’t know which YouTuber is best for your interests. Therefore, I made a list of 5 YouTube channels for men!

Youtube is a great platform and there are a lot of content creators out there. These are my choice, and I developed a lot more after subscribing to their channels and learning from them daily. So without any further ado here is the list for the best 5 youtube channels for men:

5. Matt D’Avella

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Matt is a minimalist, and he is the one that made me want to become one as well. His topics are about minimalism, productivity, work ethic, and habits development. His Channels is 8 years old, but he became very active a couple of weeks ago. You will find helpful videos on the topics I mentioned before, and besides that, the podcast with people who already succeed in their craft.

I enjoy watching his videos and his podcasts and I’m sure you will love it too! You and the 2.02 Mil subscribers from his channel!

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4. Real man Real style

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It is a channel with the main focus on man’s style! He teaches you how to dress properly for special occasions, how to dress on a budget, which accessories you should wear and how to wear them.

In short, he is a guru on man’s style, and he will help you, and his 2.42 million subscribers, to look sharp every time of the day! Antonio Centeno is the creator of this channel, and he posts regularly for 8 years! Besides that, he uploads every on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday!

If you are looking for a channel to learn you the secrets of men’s style, then this is your channel!

3. How to Beast

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Was created by David de las Morenas. He was working on a 9-5 job when he realized that this was not what he wanted from life. So he pursued a career as a fitness trainer, his passion.

Afterward, he started with his Youtube channel which currently has 660k subscribers. David has only 2 goals! Firstly, to make you as jacked as possible. Secondly, to make you a confident man!

David posts videos with workouts, tips on building muscle and losing fat, tips about how to gain confidence in yourself and your own powers, productivity and how to be the best version of yourself!

2. Teachingmensfashion

Best 5 YouTube channels teaching mens fashion

Teachingmensfashion is a YouTube video started by two brothers Jose and Juan Zuniga, who focus on man’s style, grooming, workouts, and mental developments. These guys are in this industry for over 7 years, and their advice gets better with time. And obviously a lot of people think the same since they have 4.27 million subscribers at this time with over half a billion views. This is insane!

I myself have been following this channel for a while now, and I can’t say how many times they helped me with insecurity problems, confidence issues, and just stuff about my wardrobe. In conclusion, I highly recommend this channel

1. Alpha m.

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Alpha.m must be hands down the best YouTube channels for men out there! Created by Arron Marino in 2008 is, in my opinion, the most reliable YouTube channel that there is on man’s health, style, productivity, grooming, and mindset!

Aaron Marino knows how it is to be down on your knees, but most importantly how to rise up to the best version of yourself! He’s funny, straight, and his integrity is unmatched!

He has 5.44 million subscribers and over 804 million views on his channel! I started my self developing journey by watching YouTube videos, and slowly but gradually, I saw some changes. The first video on this particular topic was one from alpha.m and from that moment I was hooked!

There are a lot of channels out there, and maybe you can name some, other than what I named. This is only natural and please understand that this is my choice for “the best 5 YouTube channels for men”. I would love to see other suggestions from you and what you think about my list!

Also, if you are interested in more ways to improve yourself, here is a list of 5 books that changed my life!

Top 5 books that changed my life

Top 5 books that changed my life

Books are sources of knowledge and are just a certain amount that we learn when we read one. I know some people don’t like to read that much, but you don’t have to become a bookworm in order to develop yourself.

These books are not boring material you have to study. These are the manuscripts that changed my life, and I’m sure that if you will give them a try, you’ll feel the same thing. So without any further ado here are my top 5 books that changed my life!

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Number 5: Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad Poor Dad was one of the first self-help books that I have ever read. Robert says that during his childhood he had two dads. One was his biological father who was a University teacher, that worked a 9-5 job and believed that a higher degree in his field would assure him a more comfortable life. The other one was actually the father of his best friend, he was a school dropout, that built a Hotel chain and believed that nothing is more important than financial education.

Robert learned a lot from both! His poor dad thought him what a father should teach his son, but nothing about how to handle money, while the other one taught him how to do business. The difference between the two was that one believed formal education is more important, while the other one thought financial education is more valuable. In this book, Robert explains the principles he learned from his rich dad. Therefore, I think we know which one was valuable for Mr. Kiyosaki.

The main lesson of this book is: The rich don’t work for money, money works for the rich. And to make money work for you, you need to understand how money works, how negotiation works, how to find valuable assets, and how to not purchase liabilities, and if bought, how to make them assets.

Even if you don’t have big plans for becoming a millionaire, this book can help you understand at least the basics of making money, and becoming more responsible and capable of your financial future!

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Number 4: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

I’m sure you heard about the mighty Steve Jobs. You know, the one who came with the idea of Apple. The thing is, you may know some facts about Mr. Jobs, but chances are, you don’t know the whole story. But you should.

I’m not saying that because I’m a big Apple fan, nor because Steve Jobs is my hero or something like that. It is because he was an odd human, who only did what he saw fit. He was a pain in the back most of the time but was loved by the people. He was a tyrant and a savior at the same time.

Mr. Jobs dedicated his life to his purpose, and that is very clear to see in the Trillion dollar company Apple has become. You can say anything about this man, but he was a driven hard-working man who would do what it takes to make his vision become a reality. And I must say that this is the life that a lot of people aspire to.

So if you have a vision of something, anything, then you should read this biography, and see for yourself what it takes to be committed to your values, and where can this get you.

Number 3: 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins

This whole book is built around one simple principle: 5-second rule… Duh. Now seriously, the whole purpose of the book is to make you understand this simple principle and make you do it. Why? because it transforms you into a productivity machine!

Let me set up this scenario for you: you are laying in bed, scrolling through your Instagram feed, and remember you some chores to do, but you convince yourself is not that urgent, so you let it pass. Then the other day you do the same. The following day, the same. And you keep doing it until you are all over your head, and can’t do it anymore! But not if you use the 5-second rule.

Your brain tries to be as comfortable as it can be. Therefore, it will try to convince you that you don’t have to do unpleasing work. And it does that in 5 seconds. It starts at the moment you decide to do something, in 5 seconds, it will come up with an excuse! But, what if you would keep your mind busy, by counting from 5 to 1? Well, it will work the way you think it works… you will not be able to find an excuse, so you will do it, doesn’t matter how unpleasant it is.

Don’t get me wrong about this one! You will feel bad at first, and if you don’t feel like it, you will feel like not doing it afterward, but it gets easier. For me, getting up out of bed is the hardest thing of the day. And even with the 5-second rule, I feel incredible powers that try to stop me… But I wake up anyway, and I can start my day earlier, and with a sense of accomplishment.

If you want to rocket your productivity, then is time to give this book a look!

Number 2: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma

Remember when I said “5 Second Rule” had one principle in the whole book. This talks about a whole Philosophy on how to live a simpler, happier, and present life.

It is a story about a corporate lawyer having a heart attack while in court. The doctors tell him he can’t practice his job anymore, and his health is at risk. He goes to India where he hopes to find enlightenment. There he meets a wise man who guides him to a village where many masters lived. They taught him their lessons, and all he had to do in return was to tell the whole world about it!

The principles he talks about are told in a fable. We already covered it all up in this article Review: “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” . So, check this out next!

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari doesn’t just display principles that may sound weird for some of us. But also spoke about some powerful techniques that you can use in order to respect those principles.

For me, this book was not just a self-help book, was an eye-opener! It made me look at the world different, question my life choices and even my core values, who turned out bad for me. This book will not change your life nor will it solve your problems. But it will make you live happier and will show you what you should be really focused on!

Number 1: Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

I’m really happy that I’ve read this book. It was my first self-development book that I’ve read in my life, and I couldn’t have chosen better!

Napoleon Hill was hired by Andrew Carnegie to interview many successful people in order to find the recipe for success, which he did! He did not only found it, he actually made a guide on how to use it! The whole book is a guide on how to use that secret formula to change your life around.

I know it sounds like some mambo-jumbo. Even I taught that… Until I convinced myself to try it, and it worked. No, I am no millionaire, because I was not using it for that! I used the formula to see if it could help enter a University. And it worked so well I had the highest grade from my class.

The thing you need to know is that it takes time, effort, and determination to consistently apply the guide, in such way it benefits you. Your goals will not fulfill after a day or a week or even a month. But if you keep doing it, with time you will see how much progress you make!

If I would have to recommend only one book for the rest of my life, this would be the one! I love it so much that I promised myself to read it every year for the rest of my life, and I already read it 3 times! The best thing is it gets better the more you read it. You see details you may have missed the first time, and sometimes you may have a whole different perspective about some chapters. But this is the beauty of it! So what are you waiting for? Buy the book!

That’s it!

So this is it, guys! The top 5 books to improve your life! I don’t know if you will get the same amount of value from these as I did, but I’m sure that you will find the principles and philosophies they behold very much interesting! Happy lecture!

13 Best Free Sites For Quality Stock Photos

13 Best Free Sites For Quality Stock Photos

As we live in this visual world, photography represents the best tool to grab the attention of your audience. The human brain processes the image a lot faster than words, so it is well known, not only in the blogging community, that using pictures is essential to connect with your audience. Most of us are not professional photographers but we can use sites for free stock photos in order to develop our creativity.

I know for a fact that many websites provide millions of quality photos but they require payment. This can be expensive for a lot of new bloggers but thankfully there are a lot of amazing sites for free stock photos as well.

So let’s get into our list for the best free stock photos sites.

1. Unsplash

Unsplash is a website where photographers can share high-resolution photos that are available for free download.

It was created in May 2013 and currently generates 800,000+ free high-resolution photos. This is one of our favorite sites for stock images. We sometimes create photo manipulations as a hobby and this site never stops to amaze us every time with their diversity.

2. Pexels

Pexels is another favorite of ours which provides a lot of high quality and completely free stock photos available for download.

This site is very user-friendly and you have a lot of options to choose from. There are hundreds of thousands of free stock photos with their sources from Pixabay, Gratisography, Little Visuals which we will be talking about down below.

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3. Pixabay

Pixabay is an international free website dedicated to sharing photos, illustrations, free videos, vector graphics, etc.

Image contributors must respect the quality standards of the site so you can be sure that you will found high-resolution photos.

4. Rawpixel

Rawpixel is actually the world-leading creator of stock imagery and design resources. This site is really user-friendly and it is one of the most diverse pages dedicated to stock photography.

5. Pikwizard

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Pikwizard offers thousands of stock photos available for free download. One of the best features of this site is that it offers links to an online photo editor. In this way, you can forget about leaving your browser, which actually really comes in handy.

The downside is that most of the templates and tools require a premium account.

6. StockSnap.io

StockSnap is yet another great site for free stock photos. There are hundreds of high-quality photos waiting to help you with your creative projects. You can actually see the difference when it comes to the quality of the images. Just take a look and you will see for yourself!

7. Reshot

All the photos from Reshot are handpicked, completely free and available to use for commercial and editorial purposes. You will be surprised to see that all of the photos are unique and completely different from the other sites.

8. Gratisography

Every photo from Gratisography has a high resolution without copyright restrictions. They most certainly prefer quality over quantity. The downside is the fact that some of them link to sites that are not free. Either way, it’s an amazing site that should be checked out!

9. Picography

Picography provides many categories to choose from. The photos are completely free and have an amazing resolution. Also, if you are a great photographer and have incredible photos, you can actually submit them and show the world your creativity.

10. Picjumbo

Picjumbo was created in 2013 by Viktor Hanacek after all regular sites rejected his photos. Two years later, his photos were downloaded over 2,000,000 times from Picjumbo. As a result, this site quickly became one of the best sites for free stock images.

11. Burst by Shopify

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If you are a Shopify user, become creative by using this extension powered by Shopify. Burst offers a lot of royalty-free images with high-resolution. It was created to provide designers, bloggers, and developers amazing free stock photography.

Also, you can crop, resize, add text and filters to modify the pictures as you want.

12. Life Of Pix

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Life of Pix is a platform dedicated to free stock photography. If you choose to create an account, you can upload your photos and you have the chance to become the photographer of the week! Therefore, your exposure will increase dramatically. Make sure to check them out!

13. IM Free

One of the most beautiful (and photographed) lakes in Canada, Moraine Lake.

IM Free provides a curated collection with many categories for free web design resources. The site is very user-friendly and has a lot of photos to choose from.

This is it, guys! I hope you enjoyed our article about the best sites for free stock images! You can check out which photos we chose for our article: The Top Health and Beauty Benefits of Teas

Review: “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari”

Review: “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari”

“The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” by Robin Sharma was one of the first self-development books I have ever read, and it’s amazing! It was a game-changer for me, it inspired me, and the wisdom this book possesses is incredible. And as a result, it changed my life for the better!

The book has two protagonists, Peter Franklin and his friend, a corporate lawyer, Julian Mentle who is the monk who sold his Ferrari, and went to India after he survived a heart attack while he was in court. In India, Mentle met some sages that taught him the rituals for a balancing inner and outer life.

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The whole book consists of a dialogue between the two friends, in which Mentle explains the rituals he went through, and how we can apply them in our life.

First, the book starts with a fable: Imagine you are staying in a beautiful garden. You notice that in the middle of the garden is a light tower. From the light tower, a sumo fighter comes towards you. He wears only thin underwear. Therefore, it is hard to look at him. Next, the sumo fighter sees a clock on the ground, and stumbles upon it and falls down. The beautiful scent of the roses is powerful. As a result, the fighter wakes up. He sees on his left a road paved with diamonds. He follows the road happily until he gets out of your sight.

It’s a weird story, but every aspect has a powerful meaning, which I will explain right now:

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The garden

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The garden is the symbol of your mind. You work as the guardian of your garden, and everything you let inside affects it in some way. That is why you should let in only positive thoughts! If you plan only positive thoughts and take care of them, you will have a beautiful garden. And, as a result, you will nourish a beautiful mindset that will help in the worst situations. The quality of life is determined by the quality of your thoughts. There are no mistakes, only lessons. And your fails are the only ways to improve yourself! Grow your garden, and you’ll be fine!

The Light Tower

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The light tower is the symbol of purpose. The purpose of life is a life with purpose! Read that again! This chapter explains that if you don’t know your purpose, you need to find one. You can’t hit a target you don’t see, and you shouldn’t even try to consider it. If you are going through life without a plan or without goals, you need to read this book. Finding what you want to accomplish in life, and then accomplishing it gives you endless satisfaction. Set your goals! Professionally, personally, and spiritually!

The Sumo Fighter

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A cartoon sumo wrestler with an angry expression.

This is the symbol of kaizen, which is a Japanese philosophy. It means improving and cultivating yourself. The sumo fighter got massive physic by disciplining himself, training hard, and eating right. Self-control is the DNA of life control! Improving every day, it what life is about. Therefore, try to practice kaizen, take control of yourself, and become the person you want to become!

The Thin Underwear

The weirdest symbol, but, in my opinion, the most valuable. This underwear symbolizes their habits. In other words, the simple stuff you do each day. A thread is not powerful. But two resist more than one, and three more than two! A million threads can’t be ripped apart so easily. So, this means every habit that you have builds you up, or tears you down! The more you work your willpower muscle by doing stuff you find uncomfortable, the more you evolve as a human being!

The watch

 "The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari" watch

The watch obviously symbolizes the time. Time is the most valuable resource you have! Therefore, you need to use it at the maximum. In other words, simplify your life! You know that some things are way more important than other ones. Spending time with your daughter beats that game you want to watch. The thing is, we all have the same amount of hours in the day. The ones that succeed in life manage theirs better. So start plan your days to work on your priorities! Because if you don’t, you will work for another one’s priorities. And no one wants that!

Roses scent

 "The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari" rose

They are a symbol of helping others. Do you remember when I said that the quality of life depends on the quality of your thoughts? It depends on what kind of impact you have on others too. Serve your community selflessly. Help people in need. By helping others, your life will touch peaks you didn’t even know existed! Trust me when I say this. It is easier to be bad to people and to don’t care about them. But most certainly, nothing will benefit you more personally and spiritually than helping others!

The diamonds

 "The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari" diamonds

The last symbol in “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” is the diamonds, and they play the role of the present. You will live a happy life nowhere but in the present. The past is a place where regret and disappointment lies, and the future is a place for hope, but at the same time, uncertainty, anxiety, and fear. But the present is the moment you have, the one you can control. Is the time you can make up for the past, and the one where you can model your future. Stay in the present. Live with the ones you love in the present, and you will live a happy life!

Maybe “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” will not completely change your life, will not solve all your problems, and is not a guide on how to achieve enlightenment. But it will improve your life, will give you an answer to your problems, and after applying the concept in the book, you will be a better human being.

Here is the link to Robin Sharma’s book:


The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny
The 5-second rule

The 5-second rule

If you want to stop procrastinating in your day-to-day life, you can start implementing this simple rule that can change your life forever.

As a college student myself, I woke up every single morning “not feeling like it”. It would take me forever to get out of bed, to get ready and to go to college where, of course, I would be late. The rest of the day I would complain and when I got home, I would complain some more because I was tired. Then I stumbled upon a book called “The 5-second rule” by Mel Robbins.

Mel divides her book into two parts. First, she explains the reason we are procrastinating in our day-to-day lives. After that, she writes about how we can overcome our bad habits.

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So what is the 5-second rule?

Every time you know you have to do something and you don’t really want to do it just countdown from 5 to 1. It’s just simple like that and it can change your life forever.

Now I bet you are wondering how counting down from 5 to 1 can change my lifestyle. It sounds like bullshit, right? Well, it turns out that there is a five-second interval between the initial instinct to act and the moment the brain stops you, so in that interval you basically stop yourself from doing what you have to do.

What is it for?

The 5-second rule is just a ritual. Imagine yourself in the morning struggling to get out of bed. What can you do about it? Every night set your alarm with 30 seconds earlier than your usual routine. In that way, when you get up, you can start counting down from 5 to 1 and then just do it.

I have to admit, this isn’t an easy process but a rewarding one for sure. It may be hard in the beginning but the longer you do it the easier it will become. Also, it gives you that feeling of success, of overcoming your bad habits. Maybe you will be so proud of yourself that you will start implementing it not only in your morning routine but in every aspect of your life.

Also, if you are interested, you can check out our article about 10 Best ways to fight procrastination once and for all.

The 5-second rule works in many ways:

  • It makes you more productive.
  • The rule helps you fight addiction and depression.
  • It makes you get out of your comfort zone.
  • You can take control of your emotions and your mind.
  • You can change your behavior.
  • It helps you take action every day.

Changing your lifestyle is a long process, but there are many tips and tricks you can apply in order to create your dream life. Don’t be afraid to take action. We are all on this journey together.

I hope you enjoyed this article about how to stop procrastinating! Here is a link where you can buy this amazing book by Mel Robbins where she explains how you can apply this method and start a new life today.

The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage