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The Key to Success: Never Fail

The Key to Success: Never Fail

I’m going to be brutally honest here — so honest that I’m actually afraid to type this.

I don’t have a clue what I’m doing.

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My dream, like a lot of people, is to build a business. I have a ton of ideas, great “million-dollar” ideas if you ask me, but I don’t have the first clue of how to bring these ideas into reality.

So I get the frustration so many people feel with dieting because I feel it with business. It’s really hard for me to admit because I am (we are) hard wired to not show weakness; we never let others know that we are struggling. At least in the fitness industry, that’s the way.  Photoshop and stage everything. “Fake it until you make it.”

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SCREW THAT!

But you know what I do know? Diet and training. I know exactly what to do and why they work and what type of sacrifice is required. The certainty that I feel with my diet and training has to translate if I’m going to be successful in anything. I am working on convincing myself that as long as I work hard and learn from my failures, I will get to my destination. I will be successful.

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I’ve already “failed” at a couple businesses, but the real key to success is that I don’t really see them as failures. I can go back and outline very specific things that I did wrong or should have done differently. I learned. They were expensive mistakes, but I learned, and as long as I don’t make them again, I did not fail. I am simply moving closer to my end result.

It’s all mindset. Look at the most successful people in the world, and you will see an overwhelming amount of ownership — ownership of emotions, ownership of outcomes, and ownership of successes and failures.

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Don’t make excuses; excuses are not the path to success. We are living in a very abundant time and there is no excuse to be unhappy or unfulfilled. Mindset: this is the key to success. Know that you can be everything you dream. Know that it is inevitable. Try not to get caught up in negativity and when you do, pull yourself out as quickly as possible.

Be the best version of you that you can imagine. Construct the perfect you, then ask yourself: what would that person do? How would they respond to adversity? Actively try to put yourself in that person’s shoes until you naturally become that person. When that happens, you win.

Featured photo credit: Olga Berrios/Puzzle via flickr.com

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Last Updated on March 24, 2021

8 Smart Home Gadgets You Need in Your House

8 Smart Home Gadgets You Need in Your House

We’ve all done it. We’ve gone out and bought useless gadgets that we don’t really need, just because they seemed really cool at the time. Then, we are stuck with a bunch of junk, and end up tossing it or trying to sell it on Ebay.

On the other hand, there are some pretty awesome tech inventions that are actually useful. For instance, many of the latest home gadgets do some of your work for you, from adjusting the home thermostat to locking your front door. And, if used as designed, these tools should really help to make your life a lot easier—and that’s not just a claim from some infomercial trying to sell you yet another useless gadget.

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Take a look at some of the most popular “smart gadgets” on the market:

1. Smart Door Locks

A smart lock lets you lock and unlock your doors by using your smartphone, a special key fob, or biometrics. These locks are keyless, and much more difficult for intruders to break into, making your home a lot safer. You can even use a special app to let people into your home if you are not there to greet them.

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2. Smart Kitchen Tools

Wouldn’t you just love to have a pot of coffee waiting for you when you get home from work? What about a “smart pan” that tells you exactly when you need to flip that omelet? From meat thermometers to kitchen scales, you’ll find a variety of “smart” gadgets designed to make culinary geeks salivate.

3. Mini Home Speaker Play:1

If you love big sound, but hate how much space big speakers take up, and if you want a stereo system that is no bigger than your fist, check out the Play:1 mini speaker. All you have to do is plug it in, connect, and then you can stream without worrying about any interruptions or interface. You can even add onto it, and have different music playing in different rooms.

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4. Wi-Fi Security Cameras

These are the latest in home security, and they connect to the Wi-Fi in your home. You can use your mobile devices to monitor what is going on in your home at all times, no matter where you are. Options include motion sensors, two-way audio, and different recording options.

5. Nest Thermostat

This is a thermostat that lives with you. It can sense seasonal changes, temperature changes, etc., and it will adjust itself automatically. You will never have to fiddle with a thermostat dial or keypad again, because this one basically does all of the work for you. It can also help you to save as much as 12% on heating bills, and 15% on cooling bills.

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6. Smart Lighting

Control your home lighting from your remote device. This is great if you are out and want to make sure that there are some lights on. It is designed to be energy efficient, so it will pay for itself over time because you won’t have to spend so much on your monthly energy bills.

7. Google Chromecast Ultra

Whether you love movies, television shows, music, etc., you can stream it all using Google Chromecast Ultra. Stream all of the entertainment you love in up to 4K UHD and HDR, for just $69 monthly.

8. Canary

This home security system will automatically contact emergency services when they are needed. This system offers both video and audio surveillance, so there will be evidence if there are any break-ins on your property. You can also use it to check up on what’s happening at home when you are not there, including to make sure the kids are doing their homework.

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