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How to Quit Your 9 to 5 Job to Start Your Lifestyle Business

Do you want to escape 9 to 5, but you don’t know how to make it happen?

In early 2013 I decided that I’m not going to waste my life as a walking dead banker. I’d had enough.

I knew from day one that I don’t fit the banking environment. But it took me some time until I was ready to cut the crap. I needed to figure out first how to get a business running while working in my 9 to 5 job.

Here’s what I’ve learnt!

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Say No — to Say Yes to What Matters

Today I want to share a very simple, yet very critical time-management skill that usually is underestimated.

But not having this skill can seriously sabotage your best efforts to get things done and to move towards your goals in life.

The skill I’m talking about is to say no — primarily in your mind — to everything that is not what you really want.

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Why I Love to Fail

Failure can be one of the scariest things in life.

We create a plan, work really hard to achieve it, and in the end sometimes find ourselves with nothing left to show but sweat and maybe a few tears. This is fine. In fact, this is a wonderful process that we can learn from.

However, I’m going to be realistic and just say that failure does not feel like a wonderful process by any means. It is often painful and can damage our egos. But it gives us something to learn from.

In this article I’m going to explain my mindset on failure and how you can start feeling great even when you fail.

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The 3 Most Effective Techniques to Experience Lucid Dreaming

Have you ever been immersed within a dream, when you realise that you’re dreaming? Have you ever felt able to control your actions or the events within a dream? Many people will have experienced this on the odd occasion at random, but it is also possible to learn to do it on a regular basis.

Emma Nutter gives us the 3 most effective techniques to get into this state of lucid dreaming…

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Don’t Settle for Less than You Truly Deserve. Ever.

In 13th century Scotland there was a freedom fighter named William Wallace.

In a time when most people in Scotland were willing to settle, Wallace wanted more for himself and for his people. Getting there was something that probably seemed impossible, to win freedom from a ruthless king probably seemed insurmountable.

Read in this inspiring post from Kimanzi Constable, how he turned his life around and stopped to settle for something that was below his real potential.

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How to Make a New Habit Stick — And Finish Off What You’ve Started

I will exercise regularly.
I will wake up early.
I will lose that weight.
I will eat more healthy.

How many times have you started something like this only to realise that you never finish doing it? How many times have you tried to eat more greens only to fall back to having none at all? Or perhaps start exercising more only to stop three weeks into the program?

But why is it so difficult to make a new habit stick?

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