Category Archives: Personal Development

Get Into The Zone

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Monster Golf. Paramus, NJ. PC: Koren Delos Santos

I remember the first time I hit “the zone.” It was my first time swimming with the Varsity team after about two months with the Junior Varsity. I was a freshman not knowing how to swim when I joined the team. The only reason I decided to join was because a soccer teammate said it was going to be fun. I literally thought all we’d do was splash around like one would do at a public pool. Boy, was I wrong.

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How Fear Contributes To Writer’s Block And What To Do About It

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An old typewriter from an antique store in New Orleans.

I pump out about 2 posts a week. However, recently I’ve been pumping out 3. I’ve had advice where people told me to put out content every day, or at least 5 days out of the week. That’s something I absolutely would not mind doing, but I just don’t think I can be consistent with it.

“Long-term consistency trumps short-term intensity.”

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The #1 Reason Why People Don’t Get Much Done And How To Fix It

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PC: Koren Delos Santos

The #1 reason people don’t get much done is..

Ready?

..is because they don’t have a plan, so they don’t have an idea what they should be acting upon. I’ve fallen prey to this more times than I’d like to admit. You have this vague idea of what you want to accomplish and then when your head hits the  pillow, you realize you haven’t accomplished much. Even though you’ve “done” things.  I hate that feeling.

I’ve had this sense of urgency since I was about 12/13 years old. The feeling that I’m running out of time to accomplish everything I’ve set out to accomplish and it has stayed with me to this day. And when I feel like I could’ve done more, it just really bothers me. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels they can be more  productive and what I’ve found is that when you don’t have a plan, you tend to drift aimlessly.

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Punk Rock And What It Can Teach Us About Business

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Young, angry, and broke.

That was the statement written on my favorite shirt when I was an angsty 15 year old in high school. “Soul Rebel” was on my second favorite shirt. I used to listen to fast-paced, sometimes unintelligible, punk rock music. Or, as my mom calls it, the devil’s music.

Being an independent thinker, a free spirit, and doing what I think is right for myself have always been high on my priority list. Having a rebellious streak, it doesn’t come as a surprise that I gravitate towards punk rock. Punk rock challenges conventional norms and ideas. Punk rock embodies the idea of living life the way you want to. The punk rock attitude exemplifies throwing away everyone else’s opinions out the window. All these characteristics, I believe, an entrepreneur should also possess.

Let’s forget about the anti-corporation credo of a lot of punk rock bands for a second. Instead, let’s focus on the makings of punk rock band and the attitude behind it. Continue reading Punk Rock And What It Can Teach Us About Business

Final Update on Get Moving. Get Healthy: Developing Better Habits

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PC: Ariel Bolesa

This is it!! 4 weeks of getting back into the habit of eating cleaner and getting a bit more exercise in. If you missed the first post where I wrote about my goal, here it is. Here are the posts for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd weekly updates.

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3 Ways To Increase Your Productivity

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PC: Koren Delos Santos

Nothing beats discipline and plain, old hard work. I have always been iffy about programs or techniques that claim you don’t have to put in effort to succeed. Granted, there are programs that might simplify the work involved, but not completely obliterate it. So, for this article, I am going to write about three ways to increase productivity to help you get things done and not fall prey to shady programs.

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Update on Get Moving. Get Healthy (Pt. 3): The Holiday Discipline

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PC: Koren Delos Santos

Almost there! This is the 3rd week’s update on the fitness goal I made in the beginning of this month.

To recap:

1st week: Getting back into the groove of working out and eating clean.

2nd week: The challenges of staying consistent.

3rd week: Staying disciplined throughout the holiday week.

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Everything Was Once Just An Idea

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The first trial logo we made for Breaking Boundaries. (Graphic Designer: Koren Delos Santos)

It’s been a little over 2 weeks that this site has been live and about a month in the works. Yes, I know, people have sites up within hours. I’ve actually had the domain and host for this site a year before I made it public. You can read more about that here.

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Cold Shower Therapy. This Is Going To Suck.

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Scuba Diving in Cozumel, Mexico.

Breaking Boundaries.

That’s the purpose of this website. I wanted to bring together people who are challenging their limits and breaking boundaries so they can chase whatever makes them come alive because “what the world needs are people who have come alive.” I’m a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE proponent of doing whatever we can to live life on our terms–whatever that may personally mean to each of us.

Here it is for me: I wanna call the shots in my own life. I wanna buy a one-way ticket to the world. I wanna connect people. I wanna make an impact. Quite simple, really.

I just have to become the type of person who can achieve those goals.

But, apart from that, I just like to try new things–the crazier, the better. So, I have decided to do…

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Best Motivational Videos Under 7 minutes by Mateusz M

Mateusz M. If you have never heard of him before, I’m glad I get to familiarize you with him. He’s a dude from Poland who runs a very successful not-for-profit YouTube channel with over 170 million views on his videos and over 800k subscribers. His videos are super passionate, brilliant, creative and really captivating. He uses voices by some of the best motivational speakers like Les Brown, Eric Thomas, and even actor, Will Smith.

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