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Questioning Leads to Understanding

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance. 

child questionSome of the greatest minds in the world make a habit of doing the same thing- asking questions. We have a short time on this earth, and if we aren’t constantly curious, then we aren’t truly engaged. With so many viewpoints, cultures and ways of understanding the world, to assume that we have conquered understanding is to severely limit our development.

I try to treat every day as an adventure and appreciate the opportunities I have to explore. I’ve found that this has given me a more meaningful, interesting and fun life.

Especially as I’ve watched my children grow, I have a fresh appreciation for maintaining a childlike sense of wonder. Imagination is the heart of innovation and invention comes from asking questions.

So get in the habit of indulging your curiosity and trying to learn as much as we can to achieve success and know ourselves.

You will never achieve success if you don’t ask questions every step of the way. If you don’t question your actions you won’t know if you are on the right track until it is too late and that could prove to be costly to your ambitions. Questioning your actions and motives will also give you a better understanding of yourself.

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Three Steps to Be Calm When You’re Angry

Anger-Management_o_94581Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

At some point, everyone gets angry. The way you handle anger, though, is what distinguishes you as a respectable or an unreasonable person.

In both the office and home setting, the key to maintaining a happy life is to form good relationships with others. If you are the type of person that blows up or holds onto anger, most people won’t want you to be in their close circle.

To successfully handle your anger, try following these three steps.

1.)    Access just how ticked off you are.

Understanding why and how much is the first step to controlling the issue with class. To treat anger with the same regard each time you have an issue will most likely lead to pent up frustration because you really haven’t addressed each incident for what it is. To respect the emotions you have you is key to working through them.

2.)    Take a moment to chill out and chew on it.

We’ve all heard the advice to count to ten, but I think you should go a step further, and if possible, and take a day. Obviously, there are times when you can’t take that much time. Working in a restaurant or dealing with a difficult coworker often requires instant reactions. In that case, take a breath and try to mentally separate yourself from the situation and your anger to respond as calmly as you can. However, if the issue is a big one and you have the option to, take a day to write down your response, talk about the issue with someone close to you, and most importantly calm down.

3.)    Realize that nothing is forever.

Even your biggest issue will fade away into a distant memory if you separate who you are from your anger and move on. Realize that your emotion about whatever is angering you will not always be there. You’re bigger than the situation and you can overcome the emotions if you learn to access, ruminate and separate. It’s okay to be upset, but don’t let it control you or ruin your day. Just like anything else, we make the choice to be positive or negative. Learn to see the good stuff.

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Never Let Fear Paralyze You

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.home aloneWe all have our fears. It can be intimidating to move out of and try something new. Sometimes doubt and fear can even affect us when we are doing things we have done many times before.

You cannot allow fear stop you from leaving your comfort zone achieving something new. You will always have fears of some kind but you have to learn how to deal with them in order to be successful. If you don’t overcome your fears, you will have to live with regrets which will last longer and affect you more than the failure did. As a motivational speaker, here is my advice. 

Just do it.

Sure, you may completely mess something up, but so what? Failure is part of the process and if you never fail, then you haven’t done much. It’s much more scary to be boring then it is to be human and potentially mess up.

Believe that You will Succeed.

That being said, don’t assume that you’re going to fail. Put you’re full energy and intention to whatever your goal is and believe that you’ll get there. Remember when you were in highschool or college and believed that anything was possible? Channel that energy now and let that positive energy motivate you to work hard to make it happen.

Find a Partner in Crime.

Success needs a support system. Find a person who will believe in you when you’re discouraged. It could be your boss or it could be your sibling. Whoever it is, verbalize your goals with that person and keep them updated. They’ll be a big part of your success.

Everyone gets scared, but don’t wait until the situation is perfect before you move or you never will. All we have is now. Make it count.

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To Benefit from Exercise, Don’t Wait. Just Do.

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Some_Motivation_Requiredu2sDetailWe all know that exercise is important. From Legally Blondes, “Endorphins make people happy. Happy people just don’t kill their husbands.” to a motivational speaker telling you to exercise consistently, you know what you’re supposed to be doing.

But sometimes, when we’re distracted, short on time, tired or grumpy, we don’t want to exercise. We want to sit on our butts and watch tv, eat pizza and have a beer. We’ve all had long, stressful days at work and came home with only the desire to be lazy. My advice- just do it anyways.

My favorite trick is to bring workout clothes with me so that when I get off work I instantly put them on, and I’ll be reminded and motivated to get out there before I go on with the rest of the evening.

Yes, you may feel tired and red faced when you get done. You also might be bored with you’re current workout, but you’ll always feel better afterwards. And not only do you get short-term satisfaction, you’ll also be treated to many long term ones too.

Other benefits include more energy, motivation, work-life satisfaction, less stress and better sex. Plus, eventually you’ll be looking as good as you feel. Plus, those feelings of laziness and discouragement are there because you don’t exercise regularly. Once you make working out a habit, those feelings will basically disappear. Remember, the benefits of exercise don’t require a fitness coach or doing Crossfit. All you need is a consistent practice to give you long term results.

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When You’re Stressed. Learn.

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

learningEverybody needs help occasionally. At some point, we all get stressed out at work and feel like we can’t get everything done that we have to do.

But rather than venting about your situation or trying to trudge through the period of challenge on your own, it’s better to take on a learner’s perspective. Ask question’s and expand your perspective in order to get past your motivational block and gain more information to help you succeed.

Helping other’s is also a good method to become more motivated and get out of your head. Like breaking up soil after a cold winter, sometimes your mindset needs to be cultivated in order to grow.

The best way to do this is to help others and ask questions. Learning motivates you and makes you better as you help others. Remember this the next time you’re feeling overwhelmed.

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