How to Achieve your Goal and be Happy – Part 2

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How to Achieve your Goal and be Happy – Part 2

So, in the previous blog post on “How to Achieve your Goals and be Happier – Part 1” we’ve investigated the importance of having goals in life. It’s an important ingredient of happiness. Furthermore, if you have followed the steps, you now have in front of you a goal to achieve and be happy.

Therefore, what will be the next steps?

  • Plan
  • Get started today!
  • Have a vision board
  • Be flexible
  • Visualization exercise
  • Reward yourself
  • Extra tips
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How to Achieve your Goals and be Happier – Part 1

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How to Achieve your Goals and be Happier – Part 1

You are unique! How aware are you of this simple truth? To clarify, you have a unique combination of personality traits, interests, qualities, thoughts, and skills. Therefore you are a very special living creature! However, maybe you don’t see yourself that way. But if you would like to have another view of yourself, then put goals. I’ll give you some ideas on how to achieve your goals and be happier.

Firstly, I will go into some theory. Secondly, I would like to make this topic interactive. You could also use this blog as a worksheet. However, if you have a question or comment you’d like to make, don’t hesitate and let me know! There’s a comment box below.

There is quite a lot to talk about, therefore this will be the first of two blog posts on how to achieve your goals and be happier. In short, the purpose of this first blog is to help you see the importance of having goals and take the first steps toward one of your big goals.

 Here I will discuss the following: 

  • Investigate your feelings around big goals
  • Take a lesson from nature
  • You need something to live for
  • Brainstorm
  • Evaluate your ideas
  • Prioritize
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The Truth about Money and Happiness

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The truth about money and happiness

Are you looking for more happiness? Do you often try to buy it through stuff? Then you know that that kind of happiness doesn’t last long. After a while, that empty feeling resurfaces again. If you want to know the truth about money and happiness, this blog post is for you.

The late Norwegian poet Arne Garborg said it this way:

For money
you can buy food, but not appetite;
medicine, but not health;
soft beds, but not sleep;
knowledge, but not wisdom;
glitter, but not beauty;
splendor, but not warmth;
fun, but not joy;
acquaintances, but not friends;
servants, but not faithfulness.
grey hair, but not honor;
quiet days, but not peace.
The shell of all things you can get for money.
But not the kernel.
That cannot be had for money.”

For him, it was clear that not everything can be bought with money. He knew the truth about money and happiness.

What will I talk about in this post?

  • The more stuff the more worries
  • More income adds little to happiness
  • Striving for money is linked to unhappiness
  • Materialism and self-destruction
  • It’s not the money, but the love for money
  • How important is money to YOU?
  • How to change your mindset about money and be happier
  • What’s the lesson?
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The Way to True Happiness when you Feel Down

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The Way to True Happiness when you Feel Down

Are you happy? I mean really truly happy? As much as we would love to, in fact, no-one is in a high state of happiness all the time. We all have our ups and downs in life. If you currently face more downs than ups, this blog post could help you find the way to true happiness.

This is the first blog of a series that will go deeper into the subject. What can you expect to read here?

  • What is happiness?
  • Temporary happiness and the need for change 
  • Happiness is not a destination, it’s a journey
  • Nurture and exercise happiness like a muscle
  • Good principles influence happiness
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Break Free from Slavery to Acceptance

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Break Free from Slavery to Acceptance

Are you always afraid of what people might think about you? Because of that, do you withhold yourself from expressing your opinion? And do you often feel insecure and unsure in the company of others? You then most probably long to break free from slavery to acceptance.

I can comfort you. You’re not alone! Many people share those feelings with you. And there are ways to change how you feel. What will I talk about on this blog?

  • The natural need for acceptance
  • Children absorb like a sponge
  • The connection between approval and self-esteem
  • Your ‘programs’ and copied behavior are not your destiny
  • What’s learned can be unlearned
  • Finally break free from slavery to acceptance
  • Get to work and free yourself

Let’s have a look…

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Freedom of Worries for Stress-Sensitive People

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Freedom of Worries for Stress-Sensitive People

Freedom of worries is also freedom in mind. In fact, that’s where it all starts! What is freedom if we have everything we need, but without noticing and enjoying it because of gnawing worries?

Our mind is bombarded with information in this day and age. It can prevent you from experiencing freedom when it’s in overdrive and won’t get quiet. That’s why it’s good to remind yourself from time to time to shut down for a while and let go of the noise.

What can help you to experience more freedom of worries? Here are a few tips…

  • Let nature empty your head
  • Don’t watch the news every day
  • Let go 96% of your worries
  • Do your work prompt
  • What about stress and worries at work?
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Freedom Lifestyle Career: How to Create

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How to Create your Freedom Lifestyle Career

I’ve always resisted the thought of working full-time in a job I don’t love. But I don’t mind spending a lot of time doing things I’m really passionate about. How about you? Do you have enough time to do the things you love, often with the people you care about? That’s where a freedom lifestyle career opens doors.

Fortunately, I’ve always found a way to keep a good balance between a secular part-time job and friends, family and my passions. It even became better since I started my education to build an online business. As a result, I became my own happy boss by investing in a ticket to more freedom!

So what are some secrets to creating more freedom in and around your career? Let’s look at some useful tips to create your own freedom lifestyle career.

  • Don’t live to work
  • Set the right priorities
  • Design your own lifestyle
  • Be modest
  • Work from a tablet or laptop
  • Be your own boss online

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Feel Free with Less

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Feel Free with Less

Almost everyone wants more freedom. Many things limit us in today’s life, so it’s not always easy to change them. Now, this is especially for things over which you have no control. But what about the things you CAN change? How can you feel free with less?

Let’s take a look at 3 things you have in your own hands to feel free with less: 

  1. Declutter
  2. Opt for less choice
  3. Order = peace

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Genuine Freedom: What you Need to Know

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First Steps to Genuine Freedom

GENUINE FREEDOM. These words make an impression on all of us, doesn’t it? Although it probably means something else for me than it does for you, we all have areas in life where we long to have more freedom and space.

Space and freedom are often related to each other. Take someone’s space away and his freedom will be bound significantly. That’s why people who violate the law end up in prison. After all, they often violated someone else’s freedom and therefore have to pay with their own.

  • So, what is freedom exactly?
  • Could we ever reach ultimate freedom?
  • How much freedom do we need?
  • And what can help us to feel freer?

Let’s take a look at some answers.

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