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Achieving Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Thomas Edison Quote on FailureAndy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is a phrase we learn as small children. Unfortunately, we really don’t learn what it means until later in life, and some of us never learn it at all.

There is a lot of advice out there on how to be successful and world changing, but the core piece of advice to keep in the forefront is to pursue what you love, every day, no matter what. That’s a life worth living.

Don’t pay attention to the naysayers, your limitations or your doubts. Keep going in spite of them. Every single person in this world has an ideal path that will make their life fulfilled, and those who can ignore the road blocks have discovered liberty.

To find your passion and be successful with it, you must go with what makes you truly happy and then pursue that happiness every day like you haven’t yet gotten it. Make every day a chase and never stop the journey. That’s the pursuit of happiness.

Many people do this without considering another way. They know what they want from a young age and don’t stop.

Think about the truly successful people in the world. Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, Sam Walton, Walt Disney. All these people have two things in common- passion and determination. Each of them found something they loved to do and were passionate about pursuing it. 

All of these people faced challenges that seemed impossible to overcome, but they didn’t care. They kept going, every day, and now they are famous for their success.

These people are lucky. They know what they want and they did it with passion. Many of us may still be confused as to that one thing we think we should do. But there lies the problem. Thinking. Instead of thinking about what you should do, weighing the risks and moving once you’ve decided to, you should just do. Don’t consider how you may fail or that you might not make any money. Certainly don’t think about what others will think. Just do what you know you want and pursue it every day.

Live the life you want and be successful. Make our forefathers proud and take your right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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Set Yourself Goals to Achieve

Set high standards for your goals

Set high standards for your goals

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

Success is different for every person. We each have different expectations for how our life should end up, and we each have different skills that will help us get there.

However, regardless of our differences, we should all follow similar steps in life to bring us success.

1.)    Realize your passions.

For some, this might be the hardest part. Passion can be an elusive emotion when pitted against stress, insecurity or life restraints. Therefore, it’s extremely important to take the time to pay attention. If your life consists solely of what is required of you, then you most likely aren’t taking the proper amount of time and effort to learn who you are and what you want.

Knowing yourself is the first step, and like all relationships, it takes time and intention. For myself, journaling, meditation or conversations with friends helps me to decide what I’m passionate about. For you, it could be totally different. Try taking a drive by yourself, hiking or gardening. Quiet periods may give you the insight you need to find your passion.

2.)    Decide how you want to live those passions out.

This is also tough due to the sheer number of choices you have. For instance, if you’ve decided that you care about the environment, there are any number of career options to pursue. You could be a lobbyist, a nonprofit fundraiser or educator.

Here’s a secret though, you won’t know what you really like until you try it. After some research, decide how you’d like to live out your passion. Depending on what you’ve chosen, you may want to pursue an education. This could be as simple as reading a book or as complicated as getting a master’s degree.

3.)    Set small goals.

It’s not enough to say, I want to be a marine biologist! You must figure out the route that you should take to get there. You might get lucky and start on the ground floor of a company and work your way up the ladder, or you may have to go to school. This could take more research, but once you have some vision for your passion, you can do the fun part- Get started! Set goals and put yourself out there every day.

There is nothing wrong with setting the bar high for your goals as long as you are prepared to work hard and have the patience to reach them. If you break your main goal into smaller goals you will have the encouragement of experiencing success with every small goal you reach on the way to your main goal. As a motivational keynote speaker, this is my favorite part- helping you to form guidelines for reaching your goals effectively.

4.)    Believe it will happen.

This is probably the most important step, and it’s remarkably the one thing you have control over. If you’re passionate about something, you can no longer doubt your ability to get there. You MUST believe that it will happen. Write your goal down, verbalize it with someone who’s close to you, and look forward to the realization of your version of success.

Belief fuels your motivation and gives you the energy to keep going on the goals you’ve set. If you truly have faith in yourself, then you’ll automatically pursue what you need to pursue and your energy will connect to others who can help you get there.

These steps won’t create an instantaneous change, but they will set you on the path to live a passionate, dynamic life. You never know where you’ll end up but with the right intention, you’ll be pleased with the results.

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Age is No Reason To Give Up

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


There are many examples of people achieving fame and success late in life. Poet, Walt Whitman, painter, Grandma Moses,  Academy award winning actor, F. Murray Abraham, famous cook, Julia Child, and comic book artist, Stan Lee, are all excellent  examples of influential people who didn’t fulfill their destiny until late in life.

Regardless of age, these people followed their passions and eventually became some of the most famous people in their field. These  were normal people who continued to improve who they were and what they did because they had an interest in something. But just  like any other goal, passion takes persistence to become successful. Julia Child’s, Mastering the Art of French Cooking took years to write and get published after she started cooking at 40. Walt Wittman didn’t make enough money to buy a house until he was 63 and had published Leaves of Grass several times.

These people didn’t get lucky, they worked hard and eventually had something to show for it. In the same way, we all can achieve a little or a lot in our lives. We might not get rich and famous by the time we’re 30, but honestly, how often should that happen? Your life has just begun at that point. Most people don’t even know who they are until later in life. Passion takes time to recognize and goals take work to succeed. Follow what you love and stick to it. You never know what kind of influence you’ll have.

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Discovering The Right Career Path

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

The best career path for you is the one that you are the most passionate about!

The best career path for you is the one
that you are the most passionate about!

When trying to figure out exactly which line of work you should pursue and that would be right for you, there are a few things you need to bear in mind:

What is it that you always wanted to do?   When exploring career opportunities you need to figure out the kind of work that you actually enjoy doing. Is there a particular career you always dreamt of pursuing? Make a list of all the occupations that interest you irrespective of whether you actually are qualified enough for these posts or not. Even if it seems impossible to work under your favored choice of occupation, you can always work within the same department but at a less demanding post.

Keep a note of things that arouse you creatively and emotionally: Keep notice of any sort of work that sparks your imagination and captures your interest. One you have figured out the projects and professions that you are fascinated by; you can start working towards building a career in one of them. The best choice obviously would be the line of work that you admire and are the most passionate about.

Practice patience when in search for the right career path. Trying to discover the career that suits your needs and your desires justly can take some time. You might need to give different occupations a try before you find the one that gratifies you and that you enjoy the most.

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Tips on Being a Professional Speaker

Being a professional speaker like Andy Core takes sheer determination, commitment and passion about your subject.

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

Knowing Your Material

Being a professional speaker is something that takes time and talent to do. The first thing is you need to know is what you are talking about. Doing a lot of research on the subject you are going to talk about is imperative. Choose a topic that you are interested in and that can make the preparation easier.

Keep it Simple

You don’t have to use long complicated words and phrases. The simpler and direct it is the better the delivery will be. This way, the audience is more likely to understand what you are talking about and will be more responsive to your talk.

Get to know the place you are speaking in by arriving early and practicing the speech that you will deliver. If it helps, walking around the room reciting the speech before the guests arrive is a good idea. If you have visual aids like a laptop, make sure it is working properly and practice using it before you speak. Try to channel your nervous energy into enthusiasm. This can be done by relaxing and counting to three before you start speaking. Being a professional speaker, addressing the audience before you speak can also help in conquering nerves.

Try to concentrate on the message that you are trying to deliver. This can make you a very good professional speaker.

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