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Risk vs Reward

We're all familiar with the concept of risk vs reward, but how can we apply it properly? From texting and driving to starting a business, we face risk vs reward situations every day. Taking risks can be a beautiful thing, but we need to identify which are worth it. Short-term. From a day to day, week to week, and month to month basis, we encounter risk vs reward situations that require quick decision making. Although some situations may seem trivial, they can have a huge impact on our lives. We can ask ourselves if the reward of texting is worth the risk while driving or if talking to the person we‘re interested in is worth the rejection. One is a clear physical...

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The Comfort Zone

The comfort zone. A place where we feel safe. A place with little risk. A place where we're content. Most of us live in our comfort zone, but we need to step out if we want to enjoy more of the world. When we break free and change things up, we experience a different side of life.  Baby steps. Progress takes time...lots of time. Before we jump to anything drastic, we want to start small. Take a different route home. Eat a different food at your favorite restaurant. Create small talk with someone you see today. As we kill the anxiety and get more comfortable with these little changes, we prepare ourselves for the bigger challenges.  Expansion. After we've taken some baby steps,...

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Habit Building

Habits are the building blocks of the life we create for ourselves. Our habits are essentially who we are on a day to day basis. They shape and affect our future self. Sometimes they're so automatic, we hardly recognize what we're doing. This is our opportunity to use this auto-pilot to our advantage. Create clear goals. Before we can create habits, we need to understand our goals. What are we trying to achieve? Once we know what we want, we can create habits specific to our own life. Whether we want to start exercising every day or start that side hustle, habits can help us build progress towards that goal.  What are our current habits? In order to progress, we need to...

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Creating Opportunity

As people with ambitious goals, we often struggle to find the right opportunities. Sometimes life seems full of obstacles and we can never catch a break. So, how do we get the right doors to open? Leave your comfort zone. Rather than wait for opportunity to knock at our door, we need to go out and get it. We need to leave our comfort zone and create our own luck. That could mean networking with new people, going to events, or trying something new. Regardless of what it is, we need to put ourselves out in the world for others to recognize us.  Connect with the right people. The more people we know, the higher our chances of creating new experiences. When we...

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Stress Management

No matter our circumstance, everyone faces some kind of stress in their daily lives. Some stress is useful and can create a sense of urgency to achieve progress. However, too much stress is a burden and stunts our mental and emotional growth. It's important to deal with stress, so we can live comfortably and focus on what matters.  For all of us, life will always be filled with adversity. The only way to keep growing is to calm the chaos. The most important thing we can do is schedule time for ourselves. This needs to be our number one priority. When we take care of ourselves, we can take care of others. How we spend our alone time depends on what relaxes us the most...

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