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Live Honestly, Live Better | Practical Weekly Advice by Andy Core

If there was one piece of advice I could give everyone it would be to live honestly.

This concept works on multiple levels.

The first is in regards to yourself. 

Self improvement takes honest reflection. You won’t make significant progress if you gloss over your problems or if you are overly critical. Learn to see yourself in a positive, humble light, and growth will occur.

This requires you to frequently take stock of your behavior, your life and your emotions. Don’t judge yourself too harshly, but do learn to prune your thought patterns and behavior actively. To do this, incorporate journaling, meditation, long walks and yoga into your daily habits. This will give you time to mull over your thoughts and behaviors and then therefore make better choices in the future.

The second is in regards to others.

Taking this a step further, be yourself. Don’t try to conform to how you think other people want to see you. The more genuine you are, the more likely you’ll be to find others who accept you for you. This is obviously a tough thing to accomplish, but once you realize that everyone else is looking for the same acceptance you’re searching for, you’ll realize that we’re all on the same level. Those who judge are insecure and need love. Those who don’t judge will accept and nurture you into the person you should be. Seek these people out and try to be one of them. This freedom will decrease the self-concious pressure we all feel, therefore making you a happier person.

The third is in regards to society in general. 

Dishonestly will make you have anxiety and shame, both of which are poisonous emotions to deal with. Dishonesty will also make others dislike you and feel hurt or offended. Therefore, to be the best member of your community, act in such a way that values yourself and your relationship with others. Refuse to lie. I’m not suggesting that you behave with no filter and say whatever you want to say. Few people actually like Howard Stern. What I am suggesting is to live with a sense of integrity that takes responsibility for your actions and words.

The fourth is in regards to the world at large. 

This might be a stretch for some, but once you’ve accepted yourself and found a community of people who accept you, the next logical step is to incorporate a conscious behavior regarding nature. This means that other creatures, both plant and animal, deserve the same respect you give to yourself and your community. This might be as simple as reducing, reusing and recycling, or it might be as active as joining a group of people who are calling for the protection of the environment. Get involved with ways of thinking that call you to a better lifestyle, and make others do the same.

If you learn to live honestly on all of these levels, you’ll have found a real sense of peace and purpose. Your conscious, free behavior will prevent guilt and anxiety from controlling your perspective, and your humble sense of self will allow others to be who they are, thus providing room for not understanding their behavior, yet accepting them anyways.

I’m not the first to come up with this perspective. Many religions uphold the same goal. Be it the golden rule, the Noble Eightfold Path or the way of Tao. All of these teach how to live honestly within your community in such a way that encourages you to find peace and happiness. No matter your religion, these sources can help you find your own truth, live honestly and become your best, happiest self.


The Secret to Building Relationships

Always be prepared to listen to others

Always be prepared to listen to others

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

One of my first jobs was at a restaurant with lots of different types of people who were extremely animated and outgoing. Working in that environment was intimidating in the beginning because most of the other employees didn’t care that a new person was there.

Rather than trying to compete with all the voices, I found that the best way to be appreciated was to listen. I engaged my new coworkers in conversation and let them talk. I didn’t try to entertain or show off my personality. I just listened, and in no time, I became a person that people wanted to be around.

People like to be heard, and they’ll like you more if you let them.

To better yourself and those around you, listening is required. But listening with the intent to talk is usually counter-productive. If all you’re doing is waiting for your chance to speak, you’re failing to demonstrate that you value what the other person is saying, and you probably aren’t getting the full message behind their words.

By listening and actively engaging in a conversation you can find out valuable information about people and business that will benefit you. Not only that, but the relationship will deepen with every conversation you engage in.

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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.

To learn more on Andy’s programs. 


Things That Can Affect Your Emotional And Mental Health Negatively!

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

Life experiences are one of the things that have played a role in shaping your overall health!

Life experiences are one of the
things that have played a role
in shaping your overall health!

Our emotional and psychological health is dependent on the kind of lifestyle you have adapted. Also what is important are your life experiences especially the experiences you had as a child, as they do play a great role in shaping your mental and emotional state. Apart from that, genetic and biological causes can also have an impact on your health. Stated below are two factors that can have a negative affect your mental and emotional health:                     

Growing up as an orphan or a lonely child:

If you are an orphan or a child who couldn’t really form a real connection with his or her parents, then you probably suffer from some sort of emotional or mental conditions. Feeling lonely and isolated at that young age, impacts one’s emotional and mental health in a way that it might be hard to overcome. 

Dealing with death of a closed one or witnessing a trauma: Seeing the death of a parent or a close one can be awfully disturbing for anyone, especially adolescents. Also, going through a traumatic experience like being in an accident or witnessing a bombing incident, all of the state examples are damaging to your emotional and mental health.

To learn more on Andy’s programs


A Professional Speaker Uses Lifestyle Design to Get Where They Want

Designing your lifestyle is one of the many practices used by professional speakers.

Actively designing their lifestyle is one of the many practices a professional speaker will use to be successful.

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

Expert professional speaker Andy Core knows that he and any other leadership speaker lives the life they want because they designed it that way. Here are the top ways Andy maintains a successful lifestyle design:

  • Know thyself. One of the reasons behind Andy’s success is that he knows what he wants and how to get it. This means reaching out to others, volunteering, learning new skills and hobbies, and maintaining it all on a regular basis.
  • Have a plan. You’ll almost never find your way to a new city if you don’t Google the directions, figure out what form of transportation you’re going to use, and pack according to the weather. Your lifestyle design is exactly the same. Map out how you want your life to look, learn how to travel to the end product, and adapt yourself to the situation.
  • Create a safety net. This isn’t so that you can rest on your laurels and take it easy, but ensuring that you have a backup in place in case anything goes wrong. Life is unpredictable at best and the more potential surprises you prepare for, the better.
  • Take it one step at a time. A professional speaker knows that Rome wasn’t built in a day and the same approach is taken with lifestyle design. Start slowly, but go surely.

A professional speaker will always build a solid foundation to enact their vision of how they want their lives to look and what it means to be successful, and Andy is no exception.

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