How to Make the Commitment to Blogging

How to Make the Commitment to Blogging

If you’re at all interested in becoming a blogger and quitting your day job, then you should go with that feeling.

Many of us toy with the idea of working online and quitting our jobs but very few have the nerve to set out and actually make it happen.

This is a big shame however, as really there’s nothing to lose and everything to gain. In this article, we’ll look at how you can overcome the fear and the apprehension holding you back and dive in to become a blogger.

Fear Setting

If you’re afraid of giving up your job to become a blogger, then it’s time to do some fear setting. This is a technique recommended by Tim Ferriss and it’s highly effective when it comes to combating irrational fears.

To begin, you’re going to ask yourself what it is you’re afraid of and then make a list. Is it the thought of not being able to find work if you aren’t successful? Is it the thought that your family might think you’re irresponsible and leave you?

Once you’ve made the list, you’re next going to go down the column and assess every item in terms of how realistic it is. At the same time, you’re going to write down how you’d deal with that problem if it came to pass. Would your partner really leave you because you decided to chase your dreams? Wouldn’t it in fact be easy to walk into another job with your credentials?

Side Hustles

More importantly though, recognize that running a blog doesn’t have to mean giving up the day job. Put more time into a blog and it will grow faster but to be honest, you can do perfectly well with an hour a night and some time at the weekends.

If you’re really passionate about your blog, then you should find this doesn’t feel like work either… So why not try fitting your blogging in around your job until it’s bringing in some funds? This way there’s no risk and you’ll have a much better idea of whether you can be successful before you make any giant leaps.

The Stick…

Finally, consider one more fear.

The fear of what happens if you don’t take a chance on blogging.

The fear of being stuck in the same job, day in day out, for the next 20, 30 or 40 years of your life.
Now you decide: which is more scary?

How To Start Living In The Present

The Power Of Living In The Present

Most of us are so consumed by the past and the future that we forget to live in the present.

Living in the present may sound like a New Age concept, but it can be one of the most powerful tools for living your best life.

Most of us live our lives like we need to be constantly doing something to achieve success.

Each of us has our own definition of success and what we need to accomplish to achieve it.

Many look at becoming a doctor, veterinarian, dentist, banker or lawyer as achieving success.

However, there are many unhappy people out there that have reached that level of education.

Veterinarians are reported to be at the top of the list for the profession most likely to commit suicide.

The drive to constantly do something makes us distracted and keeps us so focused on the daily grind that we have little time for relaxation, de-stressing, or self-development.

The desire to stay busy and succeed can be influenced by trying to keep up with the success of others. The constant desire to make more money, acquire the latest, biggest or the prettiest keeps us distracted from recognizing what is really important in our lives.

Trying to have more material things frequently leads to a life of debt, forcing us to remain in this vicious cycle just to pay the bills.

The fear of losing everything if we slow down or refuse to see one more client can make us feel stuck and unable to change.

If you want to make a personal transformation, you will have to make a decision to start living in the present, so that you can regain your personal power and start living fully in the present.

Until you quit living in the past you will always have trouble living fully in the present.

The Power Of Fear In Helping You Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals

There are many reasons people want to lose weight. Anyone that decides they need to lose a few pounds most likely has experienced some trigger that caused them to start taking action. A group of individuals wanting to lose weight will have very similar triggers as well as unique triggers for each person.

The common triggers are to be more healthy, more energy, look better in clothes, look sexier, get more dates, and the list goes on.

More emotional triggers include something someone said that hurt your feelings, not getting asked out for a date, not being able to participate in activities that your friends do, someone made fun of the clothes you are wearing, and never getting nice comments about how you look. Anyone wanting to lose weight has probably experienced at least one of the above that made them decide they were not going to take it anymore.

These are all good examples of what may prompt someone to wake up and start a weight loss program; however, once the emotional trauma has settled down they are not enough to keep you motivated to stick with a weight loss plan.

There has to be something bigger and more important to keep you motivated to exercise and watch your diet day in and day out.

Despite all your needs and wants, you may find they are not enough to keep you sticking with a weight loss plan.

Fear can be the greatest motivator of all.

The best reason to lose weight is for the health of it. The fear of losing your health should be the number one motivator that keeps you taking action.

If you do not have your health then all of the above triggers are meaningless.

Your odds of developing heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and suffering a stroke go up dramatically the longer you are over weight.

If you do not change your mindset on weight loss you may ultimately find yourself in a vicious cycle of declining health. The more your health declines the more difficult it will become to do the right things that will help you to achieve optimal health.

Being overweight can lead to arthritic changes in your joints and daily pain . The constant pain will make you less inclined to exercise and do what is necessary to live a healthier lifestyle.

Living a sedentary lifestyle will result in your gaining more weight. As your weight increases, so does your blood pressure. Elevated blood pressure can lead to problems with heart disease, strokes, visual problems, and kidney disease.

The increase in blood pressure places stress on your heart that can ultimately result in the weakening of your heart muscle, heart rhythm problems and heart attacks. After a heart attack you may find you are doing well to just get out of bed and walk to the bathroom, that is assuming it does not kill you. This can become quite discouraging and lead to depression and ongoing problems with inactivity.

At this point exercising to lose weight, so that you can get that hot date, will probably be the last thing on your mind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sedentary individuals are also prone to more problems with their cholesterol levels. Your cholesterol is affected by genetics, diet, exercise and activity level. Increased cholesterol can lead to plaque build up and hardening of the arteries of your heart and peripheral blood vessels. The plaque build up may contribute to a minor or major heart attack that can leave you crippled. Poor circulation in your legs can result in pain when walking resulting in your reluctance or inability to walk more than a short distance, due to pain and your legs tiring quickly.

 

High cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes can all play a role in someone suffering a stroke. If you suffer a major stroke you will probably not get very excited about going on a date or hanging out at the beach. Minor or mini strokes are a warning sign of bigger things to come if you do not take reponsibility for your health.

 

You should be able to see how being over weight can lead to a downward spiral in your health. All of those emotional triggers suddenly take a back seat to being able to get from one day to the next.

This does not even take into account the financial burden that can occur as a result of being obese. The cost of medications, possible hospitalization and following up with your doctor can become overwhelming.

The bottom line is that your Health should be your primary reason for wanting to lose weight.

Make it your mission to learn and do what it takes to maintain and improve your health.

If you are not serious about living healthier and doing what it takes to achieve optimal health, then you will never stick to any weight loss program long enough to achieve healthy consistent weight loss.

If you want to boost your self esteem and confidence, start out with small simple steps with a goal to lose one pound a week and use this as your foundation for consistent, long term weight loss.

 

Docmac