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To Deliver Quality, Focus on the Now


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

This motivational quote comes from the show Girls by Lena Dunham. Adam, the man on the left, is the type of character one might describe as a purest. He has big goals like building a boat, never being anyone’s slave and to only deliver quality work. Many people might have a similar passion to never produce anything mediocre, but when work or home environments become stressful, we can’t always live up to this standard. As we all realize when we get older, there are so few hours in the day, and there is only so much we can do.

But don’t despair… We are meant to manage our time and take every day for what it is. Focus on making this day the best in your life. I read once that it’s best to work towards a schedule, not a deadline.  Make small goals to do that day. In the same way, it’s silly to clean your entire house in one day. Let each day have it’s own separate chore. There might be some maintenance tasks to keep everything livable, but you’re not expected to do everything. Similarly, you can’t run a marathon without first setting small goals and becoming better on a daily basis. And starving yourself won’t make you permanently lose weight.

Our lives aren’t microwave ovens, they’re gourmet meals. And our work shouldn’t be processed food, it should be organic goodness. Unique and healthy rather than rushed and unhelpful.

Once you learn to change the habits of your day, you will change your life. When you get used to consistently producing quality it will become a habit and you will also be quality. Don’t think big picture. Think right now. Make the best choice for right now and get out of the habit of searching for instantly gratified goals. Life is a process. You’re daily habits determine your progress.

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Solving Problems with Alcohol the Right Way

Alcohol is not the answer.

Alcohol: Burden or Bonus?

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

Like anything else, too much of something may be a bad thing. Drinking alcohol isn’t, in itself, bad, but if it becomes a priority rather than a bonus, you may have an issue.

My advice is to keep your drinking habit in check. Like everything else, this takes conscious reflection. If your drinking causes problems in your life or those around you, then you have a problem.

If you’re honest with your reflection and refuse to make excuses, then you should be able to decide your plan of action. When do you drink the most? Where are you when you make mistakes that are causing problems? If your answer is with a certain person, at a certain place or when you’re in a certain mindset, then the logical thing to do is figure out what other actions you can do to to offset this habit.

In other words if you drink when you’re depressed or insecure, decide to go exercise instead of having a beer. If you drink when you hang out with a certain person, then be intentional with other relationships. If you get into trouble when you go to a certain bar, avoid that bar.

Obviously, this is hard to do. You drink because it’s social, fun and relaxing. The problem is relying on drinking to be social, fun and relaxed. If you don’t have these qualities in life without alcohol, then something about your life needs to change. Focus on other ways to bring these factors, and bring alcohol into the bonus category rather than the focus.

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Don’t Stop Learning When You Finish Your Education

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

One of my favorite movies is Goodwill Hunting, and one of my favorite scenes, not surprisingly, occurs when Matt Damon is intellectually sparing with a student from an Ivy League school. One of the best quotes from this scene is, ““You blew 150k on an education you could have gotten in$1.50 in late fees from the library.” 

Although most people my not have the capacity to retain as much knowledge from a book as Matt Damon’s character, Will, but there is something to be said for reading for the sake of learning. Throughout school, we read what we were told to read. We didn’t often get to choose books based on our personal interests or take classes that taught skills we wanted to learn. We took what classes were available and did what the teacher said. For those of us who did pursue college, we took classes that were supposed to align with what we wanted to be when we “grew up,” but, for the most part, we still read what our professors assigned.

So for many of us, this could be our first opportunity to read and learn what we choose. We can educate ourselves and be knowledgeable in basically any arena.

Regardless of how successful you were at school, you have the power to educate yourself. From reading books to watching youtube videos and documentaries to attending conferences and organizations, we all have the opportunity to pursue our passions at little or no cost.

Interested in being a writer? Go to a conference, practice your skill and read more books. Interested in organic gardening? Read a book, join a club, buy some dirt and get started. Want to learn the guitar? Get on youtube, learn some chords, and practice. You have your job and your responsibilities, but you also have your brain, and you only have one chance to use it. It’s a waste to set your learning speed on cruise control after you get a degree.

It’s worth saying though, that anything you begin to learn from unskilled perspective, won’t be easy. We all have to overcome the learning curve at first, but don’t be discouraged. Stick with your interests and you’ll eventually get better.

Every phase of our lives consist of acquiring new knowledge and adapting the knowledge to our benefit. You are never too old to learn. You might think you have seen and done it all but there are always new and relevant things to discover. You just have to have an open and enquiring mind. Listening to a motivational speaker can give you the motivation and enthusiasm to continue your education.

To achieve success, we must pursue our passions. Don’t let complacency hold you back.

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With The Right Attitude You Can Achieve Anything

You have to work hard for success

You have to work hard for success

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

At times the world can look like a scary place. Every day the media is full of nothing but bad news and it only seems to get worse. The truth is that there are a lot of bad things going on but, there are a lot good things happening too and they are what you should focus on.

Good things will come to you if you work for them. If you are passive and put no effort into your life, things will just happen to you, and you will have no control over whether they are good or bad. You should work hard at achieving a balanced life that is worth living. A business keynote speaker will have answers on how to do this.

You should always have a dream to follow. If you have the right attitude, you are capable of achieving anything you want. No matter how bad things in the world may look, there are still people out there who are achieving their dreams. Determination and perseverance will enable you to reach your dreams. You just have to believe in yourself. You won’t be the first and you won’t be the last person to be successful. You just have to make the decision to be positive and get on the path to your success. Ask a business keynote speaker for advice on how to get started.

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Time to Change Your Negative Attitude

Change your negative attitude

Change your negative attitude

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

It’s about time people changed their pessimistic attitude towards their life in general. The only way to make a positive change in the world is to change your attitude and stop the negative thought process.

You need to take an in depth look at your life. You will find that there are actually many positive aspects to your life and you need to focus on them. A professional speaker can give you advice on how to find the positives.

It is a good idea to make a list of all your achievements as well as areas you are struggling in and develop a plan to change where necessary. If things don’t always turn out the way you hoped they would, don’t give up. The path to success is never easy and only by being positive and determined will you overcome the obstacles in your way.

You may become frustrated at times because you feel you are giving it your all without making any progress but you must not let that get you down. You have to take it step by step and every obstacle you overcome will make you stronger and bring you closer to achieving your goal. Talk to a professional speaker to get more advice on reaching your goals.

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