I used to have habits that brought me down. I didn’t realize they held me back the emergency break on a Ferrari. Once I broke free of these, I started to see changes in my life. These are five habits that used to be part of my life but since I have changed them I have felt happier and more productive. You should find ways to get rid of these bad habits. They’re evil.
Right now I’m in Taipei, Taiwan visiting my girlfriend. It’s a big city akin to Manhattan. I love coming here. I’m Chinese but I grew up in Florida.
On this trip I started to think about how the culture embeds a certain life to the kids from a young age. It’s not at all unfamiliar in America too. It is always study hard, make good grades, get into a great college, get a good job, get married, have kids, and work until it’s time to retire. Life is made to be linear. There’s no time to jump off the track when the train is moving.
I really love to find blogs that really connect with my goal of combining work and love. There are many bloggers out there that do it but do it in so many different ways. Finding these bloggers is like a treasure map leading me from one clue to another on the way to everything I want.
I was listening to the Smart Passive Income podcast while on an elliptical machine while vacationing in Taipei, he was talking to Corbett Barr who has created two blogs that is generating six figures. His first blog was Freepursuits.com, which started when he was burned out with his office job and went on a six month sabbatical with his wife to Mexico. He turned that blog and his other venture, Think Traffic, into a mobile lifestyle that brings him a six figure income, freedom to work anywhere, and happiness. It’s where I want to be.
Let me start off with an all too common scenario. One that happens all over the world every year on January 1st. New Year’s resolutions are made. Lose weight, quit smoking, eat healthy, start writing that book, get that blog started, generate passive income, etc. We’re excited for a new start, though really any day of the year is a great day to start. We buy what we need to get started. Memberships, books, products, motivational CD’s, software, sign up for classes. Then six months later, we’re not any different than we were on January 1st. We’ve stopped a long time ago. We’re eating a donut for breakfast, watching six hours of television per day, and still at the same dead end job and we wonder why we can’t find happiness. What happened?
Stephen Covey, one of the most prolific leadership authors of our times, says there are six things you can do right now to make 2011 your best year ever.
1. Be proactive.
It’s more than just taking initiative. It means being responsible for your own life. Empower yourself to lead and spread your influence no matter what position you hold.
It means being responsible for your own life. That’s why I like the quote “Get busy living or get busy dying”. If you’re not being proactive in life, you’re not taking full advantage of life.
In a few days, we will all be starting our monthly long journey taking so many flights. It’s going to be a mini-hotel room for a lot of us some nights. Others will be flying more times than they have ever the last few years combined! Here are some tips that will help you stay […]