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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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Say No to Quantity. Aim for Quality and Discover a Better Life.

Learn to Say NoAndy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

I read advice once that you should make a todo list every day, and then rip it in half. Too often we think that we can do it all, but what we fail to take into account that many of our daily tasks come out of nowhere, and we can’t possibly expect to finish everything on our filled to the brim to do list.

Therefore, be reasonable because after all, you’re only human. And waiting another day or two to get a few things finished usually won’t affect the way that people think of you, your job performance or your overall ability. Instead of obsessing over everything, choose the things you have to get finished to feel good about your day, and do those. If there are too many of those things that you HAVE to do, consider informing the task giver that you can’t get said task done and asking for an extension.

If this isn’t possible for any of the tasks that you must get done that day, then you may have to work a few hours, but this should only happen every once in a while. If you’re having to work late every day because you have too many things to do, then you have too many things to do. Therefore, you need to talk to your boss about the amount of work he or she expects from you and restructure what’s required of you.

Remember, you’re allowed to have a life, and if the place you work at isn’t willing to let this happen, then you should consider finding a new job. Because eventually you’re going to get burned out, make a mistake and get fired anyways.

Do quality work every day in such a way that doesn’t overwhelm you. Take each task one at a time so that it doesn’t distract you. And work hard enough so that your challenged but not miserable.

Be assertive. Learn to say no. Gain control over your life, your performance and what you’re willing to give.

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Never Waste Your Time Trying to Impress Others | Leadership Advice

Gotta love The Breakfast Club

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

Each of us only has so much energy and time in a day, and for most of us, wasting this energy and time is the last thing that we want to do.

As a speaker who works to make others more energized and productive, I want to express that it’s a huge waste of time and resources to impress others. Instead of caring what other people think, we should reflect on each day we have and make every day better than the one before.

You should prioritize and remember what’s really important to you in your life so that you can be happy with yourself. No one really cares what kind of car you drive or how big your house is and if they do, they don’t matter.

If you choose friends based on their bank account and assets, you’re likely missing out on getting to know many quality people. Appreciate your accomplishments, love the good people in your life, do as much as you can with what you have and be kind to everyone you meet. If you make every day about this rather than what other’s think, you will find peace and success.

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Overcoming Barriers When Thinking About A Career Change

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

A career change might seem like an impossible and daunting task!

A career change might seem like
an impossible and daunting task!

Discussed below are the two most common excuses or barriers that surface when one is thinking about a career change and a few tips to overcome these issues:

It a huge hassle and you won’t even know where to start! Trying to change careers obviously will require a lot of work and an even greater amount of time. But then again, in the line of work, nothing really happens overnight; rather it’s a gradual progress. It might feel as if you simply can’t figure out where to even begin, but all you need to do in this moment is to come up with a plan of attack. Dissect your bigger tasks into smaller ones and pair them up in some groups or categories. This will make the whole experience a lot easier and manageable for you and you never know the time and dedication you invest at this new job might actually lead you to a more successful career.

With the state the economy is in, it is impossible that you find a job. The decline in the economy may make many questions about the idea of a career change. They’ll probably find it too risky. However, if you aren’t satisfied or happy at your current job, switching to another one would truly benefit you in the long run. Plus you may actually end up finding a career path that might be more stable and suitable to your needs.

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Not Everyone Can Afford To Get A Pet!

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

Pets require time, money and care!

Pets require time, money and care!

If you adore and appreciate domestic animals, then having a pet will prove to be a blessing. This can also increase productivity in the workplace, especially if you own your own business. For others, owning a pet may not be a practical choice. A few things you should know if you are considering getting a pet:

Your expenditure will increase: Taking care of pets and maintaining their overall health will cost you money. There will be money spent on special pet food, and then there will be bills for the veterinary care, license fees and other maintenance costs. If you are someone who is unemployed or tight on money, buying a pet will be quite impractical for you.

You need to invest your time: All domestic pets require care, time and attention. Like for instance if you left your dog alone in the house for a whole day, he probably would turn your place completely upside down, because dog require exercise to stay calm else they go wild. So if you get a pet you’ll have to invest certain amount of time towards them and if you are someone who has a packed schedule, then it’s best not to get one.

They might affect your health negatively: Some people can have allergic reactions to pet so for productivity in the workplace, this is an area to consider. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with pet allergy, getting a pet will trigger your allergies.

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