Use This Navy SEAL’s Life Hack for Every Setback

Source: Use This Navy SEAL’s Life Hack for Every Setback – The Muse

BEST actionable advice for self-improvement

1) Build confidence in yourself. Action reduces fear, so act.
Take small steps at first: Sit in the front everywhere you go, practice eye contact, walk 25% faster, practice speaking up, smile big, use positive words.

2) Think and dream creatively.
Believe that it can be done and then the mind finds a way to get it done. Be open to new ideas and be progressive. Stimulate yourself with diverse ideas from diverse people. Capacity is a state of mind.

3) You are what you think.
“The price tag you put on yourself, is probably the same price tag that the world will put on you.” Dress up. Think your work is important. Think enthusiastically. Ask yourself if you are the type of manager that a subordinate would respect and follow?

4) Manage your environment because it is food for your mind.
People who tell you that it cannot be done are usually unsuccessful people.

5) Make your attitudes your allies.
Live it up. Broadcast good news. Do better work that others expect. Remember people’s names. Take initiative to build friendships. Talk less. Listen.

6) Get the action habit.
Nothing happens just by thinking. Do not worry about problems. You can handle them as they come. Successful people handle problems as they arise. You cannot buy insurance on all problems. Start now.

7) Turn defeat into victory.
Defeat is a state of mind. Be constructively self-critical; do not just look for another reason that you are a loser. Think that there IS A WAY. If it does not work, then back off and start afresh. Get mentally refreshed.

8) Use goals to help you grow.
Goal is a dream acted upon. “The important thing is not where you were or where you are but where you want to get.” (pg 195) Know where you want to go. Visualize your future.

9) Think like a leader:
Achieving success requires the help of others. Trade minds with the people you want to influence. “What would I think if I were that person?” Be human, and put people first.

“A wise man will be master of His Mind. A Fool will be Its Slave.” [1]


[1] The Magic of Thinking Big, David J. Schwartz


Cold shower – best creativity and energy booster ever!

Cold shower is the fastest energy booster you can get in the morning.

– radically improves physical and mental wellness [1]
– practiced daily boosts your immune, lymphatic, circulatory and digestive systems
– burns fat / increase weight-loss by boosting your metabolism
– immediately makes you feel happy and proud of yourself
– boosts your creativity, willpower and productivity
– even one minute / day can make the difference!

– there is only ONE – the initial fear of stepping into a cold shower
But no worries! Just jump in and breath slowly. After 10-20 seconds, you’re fine.

“If you can’t do something uncomfortable and difficult in the shower, how the hell are you going to do something uncomfortable or difficult in real life?

People can survive hypothermia [3] for thirty to sixty minutes. Your shower is not as cold as a frozen lake and you won’t even get close to hypothermia. If you must, have a space heater waiting for you when you get out.

I’ve never met anyone who’s tried it and regretted doing it. Literally no one.” [2]

So who’s in with me, guys? 🙂

[1] Adapted cold shower as a potential treatment for depression.
[2] Cold Shower Therapy™ Guide
[3] Hypothermia

10 Things & Learned from “The Tools of Titans”

Over the past two weeks I started and finished reading Tim Ferris’ new book

Source: 10 Things & Learned from “The Tools of Titans” – DESK of Tobias van Schneider

15 Small Things You Can Do Every Day To Become Highly Successful

Who doesn’t want to feel successful? Here is an amazing list of small things you can do every day to become highly successful. Start doing these today!

Source: 15 Small Things You Can Do Every Day To Become Highly Successful

Screw Finding Your Passion

Life is all about not knowing, and then doing something anyway.

Source: Screw Finding Your Passion