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- Unlocking Success: The Power of Non-Negotiables and Self-Respect
For a long time I’ve set non-negotiables in my life. Why? Because there's no success without self-respect. When you stand tall and say, "These are the things I will do for myself, no matter what," you're laying the foundation for true success. To be clear: It isn't about the occasional lazy day vibes or that comfy bed calling your name. It's deeper than that. It's about acknowledging that if you don’t put yourself first, then who will? It's about respecting yourself enough to prioritize your needs and values. If you’re not playing for Team You, then what’s the game plan? I've been vocal about the magic of small, consistent actions. But let’s amp it up a notch. Combine those consistent actions with an unwavering commitment, and you set yourself up to become truly unstoppable. My non-negotiables? The exhilarating shock of a cold plunge Morning spiritual reading Daily exercise Moments of reflection through journaling. These aren’t just items on a checklist. They're pillars that make me better, sharper, more *alive*. Every. Single. Day. Have my non-negotiables changes over the years? Yes, of course! Don’t think your non-negotiables as a punishment, there needs to be a noticeable return on investment, keep an open mind, but also realize that if you lack motivation, that’s not a valid excuse for not doing something that is important! And hey, to those who say, "I don’t have time for that." or "Maybe tomorrow?" Let's cut through the noise. If you don’t have 10 minutes for yourself, it's time to recalibrate. Because those 10 minutes? They can reshape your day, your mindset, and eventually, your life. Self-respect is the cornerstone. Non-negotiables are the building blocks. Construct them right, and you create an empire of success and happiness. The playbook to freedom is about taking charge, prioritizing yourself, and stepping into the limelight of your life. Remember, you’re not just aiming for financial freedom or an early exit from the rat race. It’s about living every day with purpose, passion, and an unwavering commitment to yourself. Let’s champion our cause, and let the world see the magic we have inside us. I hope you find this useful, this content has helped me find a life of freedom, it's my intent it helps you as well! I'm here for you send me an email if you want to connect direcly! If you would like daily thoughts and insights you can follow me on Instagram @playbooktofreedom I have a free education site on learning to trade the stock market, check it out www.goodkidstrading.com
- Stories We Tell: Rewriting the Script of Your Life
"Life is what happens between the beginning and the end. Write your story well." - Ernest Hemingway What's your story? Stop and think for a second: What's that narrative you've been telling yourself, what's your story? Is it uplifting you, or is it holding you back? I’ve been focused on this for years, your inner dialog is important, and this week I found myself getting caught up in my story (again)… You know that old kids' rhyme, "Step on a crack, break your momma's back"? Looking back now it’s wild. We used to hop and skip, dodging those sidewalk cracks, honestly thinking that our tiny feet could somehow save or cause an earthquake in our mom’s world. Looking back, it's kinda funny and super silly. Real Facts: Some of us (all of us) are still dancing around those "cracks." Yeah, they're different now - maybe it's a job we're scared to leave, a relationship that’s not serving us, or a dream we're too nervous to chase. But just like those cracks on the sidewalk, the fears holding us back. Most of them are stories. Made-up tales we tell ourselves, and over time, we start believing they’re the gospel truth. Every single day, you get to write your own story. But if you’re stuck on that same old chapter, where you’re scared of the sidewalk cracks, you will never turn the corner to find your true power and dreams. Our minds are incredibly powerful. The stories we let loop in our heads? They shape our realities. So, ask yourself: Are the stories I’m believing helping me, or are they more make-believe that’s trapping me? For myself, the past few days I got lost in some of my old beliefs. The old stories tried to sneak back in. It's all good I knew these stories very well, they are the stories that kept me l working a job I didn't like, for people who didn't care. These stories kept me from sharing my light with the world. The good news is, I also remembered exactly all the hard work and the tactics I'm writing in this article and I left those narratives in the past! That's the cool thing! We can all make up new stories, even if they aren't 100% true all you have to do is want them to be true, and once you believe them, they become your narrative! It's just that 'simple'. This is your playbook to freedom: Ditch the old tales. Write a new story. One where you're the hero, not the side character. Because, trust me, once you start believing in YOUR story, that’s when the magic happens. I hope you find this useful, this content has helped me find a life of freedom, it's my intent it helps you as well! I'm here for you send me an email if you want to connect direcly! If you would like daily thoughts and insights you can follow me on Instagram @playbooktofreedom I have a free education site on learning to trade the stock market, check it out www.goodkidstrading.com
- Finding Your 'Why': The True Path Building Your Playbook to Freedom
There's a distinction in life that is easy to overlook: It's not how it's why! We're get caught in this constant hustle, the relentless grind, always searching for the next 'how': How to optimize our life How to get that raise How to find more time in a day How to lose 10 pounds So many times we get stuck in this paralysis of the 'how's so we're missing the whole point of what drives us: our 'why'. Its not really how that is important it's why! The Trap of 'How' We've all been there. Ready to start a new, goal, hobby, project or career, and then suddenly: analysis paralysis. Instead of simply taking that first step forward, we're bombarded with doubts. Is this the right method? Am I doing it correctly? What if there's a better way? These questions echo in our minds, not propelling us forward but anchoring us to our fears and insecurities. Our modern world doesn’t help either. There’s legit a tutorial for everything. Before you even make a move, you’re presented with 10 different ways to approach a task. Everyone of the videos is an ‘expert’ and more than likely they all say something different. The thing is, there isn't always one 'right' way. The search for the perfect 'how' can become a never-ending cycle, stopping us from ever actually *starting*. Shift to the 'Why' Here's what I found: the 'how' will constantly evolve. Methods change, technologies advance, and what worked for me might not work for you. But your 'why'? That's eternal. Your 'why' is your compass, if you clearly define your why and you make it so important the how will work its way out. When your why is the reason you get up in the morning, the fire that fuels your passion, nothing can stop you. NOTHING! Understanding our 'why', gives us clarity. We understand our purpose. We're no longer moving aimlessly, trying every method out there. We’re on a path, laser-focused, propelled by a motivation that's bigger than any 'how'. You'll find the methods and steps that align with your purpose. And sure, there'll be trial and error. But every ‘setback’ every ‘no’ every kick/punch/body slam will just confirm you need another ‘how’. Take Action: It's time we shift our lens. Instead of obsessively googling the next 'how-to', take a moment to reflect on your 'why'. Once that's clear, the 'how' becomes just a tool, not a barrier. So, ask yourself: Why do you want to achieve your goals? Why are you hustling every day? Understand that, and the path forward becomes infinitely clearer. Dive into action with your 'why' leading the way, and watch as the 'how' seamlessly falls into place. Just take the next step: You actually already know the how. It might not be perfect, but whatever it is you want to do, you know the very first thing you should do already! Just take the first small step, when that's done do the next one... A s the old adage goes… How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.. So just take the first step. It doesn't matter how small it feels. I promise you the smallest steps add up over time. This is an essential part of building your playbook to freedom. As I've repeatedly said, writing your eulogy is the best way to define your why. I wrote an article on this and I have a class on how to write your eulogy. It sounds morbid perhaps, but it's a powerful tool in defining your future! I hope you find this useful, I love to hear from you, I'm here to help you as well so send me an email If you would like daily thoughts and insights you can follow me on Instagram @playbooktofreedom I have a free education site on learning to trade the stock market, check it out www.goodkidstrading.com.