3 Steps for a Happier Life: Repeat Daily

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3 Steps for a Happier Life: Repeat Daily

1. Stop and Think

This can be a 15 minute meditation, short walk down to the end of the block, a trip to the restroom, or anywhere you have time for unabated reflection.

2.  Reflect Gratefully

There are so many things, people, places, and experiences we can be grateful for. Pick one thing and reflect on it.

3. Smile

Imagine yourself full of love and kindness. Now let this love and kindness shoot out in beams from your smile.

This post was written by Aaron Aslin. Aaron is an entrepreneur, amateur philosopher, and blogger. He uses his background in marketing to bring people to ideas that inspire, motivate, and create purpose in their lives. You can follow him @aaronaslin and facebook.com/aaronaslin

7 Cardinal Rules in Life

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7 Cardinal Rules in Life

1. Make peace with your past so it wont screw up the present.

2. What others think of you is none of your business.

3. Time heals almost everything, give it time.

4. Don’t compare your life to others & don’t judge them. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

5. Stop thinking so much, it’s alright not to know the answers. They will come to you when you least expect it.

6. No one is in charge of your happiness, except you.

7. Smile. You don’t own all the problems in the world.

The 3 Sides of Success

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The 3 Sides of Success

1. Planning

Create the road map for where you are going, when you will get there, and how you will get there. Don’t know where to start? Read this

2. Starting

It is easy to get stuck in perpetual planning mode. Fear’s favorite vice is procrastination. Start by setting yourself a timer for 20 – 40 minutes. Tell yourself you are going to work without distraction (no phone, email, Facebook, food, or any other distraction). When the timer goes off get up and give yourself a quick break then set your time for another 40 minutes. Intense focus for short durations of time maximizes productivity. 

3. Following Through

If you are not where you wish you were in life it’s probably not from a lack of opportunity, but rather a lack of follow through. Starting is easy. What makes you successful if follow through. And if you want to quit, re-read this blog, and you won’t.

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This post was written by Aaron Aslin. Aaron is an entrepreneur, philosopher, and blogger. He uses his background in marketing to bring people to ideas that inspire, motivate, and create purpose in their lives. You can follow him @aaronaslin and facebook.com/aaronaslin

It’s Not What You Take Away but What You Add

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It’s not what you take away but what you add to life that matters 

1. Add Appreciation

Add appreciation for what is beautiful in life. See symmetry in flowers. Hear the friendliness in a hello. Taste the nuance of a well prepared meal. Appreciate the beauty around you and  beauty will begin to find you.

2. Add Gratitude 

Add gratitude for the life you have: the people who accept you for who you are, the car that got you to your job, the clothes you have to keep you warm. Add gratitude and happiness will begin to find you.

3. Add Friendliness 

Add warm eye contact and a smile for random people you see. Add a kind favor for someone in need. Add a greeting when least expected. Add friendliness and friendly people will begin to find you.

Once you add enough positivity to your life there will be no more room for negativity and the beauty in life will become clear. It’s not what you take away but what you add to your life that is important.

Thank you for sharing this post and inspiring the people who are important in your life!

This post was written by Aaron Aslin. Aaron is an entrepreneur, philosopher, and blogger. He uses his background in marketing to bring people to ideas that inspire, motivate, and create purpose in their lives. You can follow him @aaronaslin and facebook.com/aaronaslin

5 Ways to Give More of Your Heart Today

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5 Ways to Give More of Your Heart Today

1. Say less about yourself and notice more about others

2. Find the gleam in someones’ eye and hold it with a smile

3. Do something no one expects you to do and do it gladly

4. When someone challenges you, stop and seek to completely understand their point of view

5. Write an anonymous thank you and leave it for someone least expecting and most deserving

Thank you for sharing this post and inspiring the people who are important in your life!

This post was written by Aaron Aslin. Aaron is an entrepreneur, philosopher, and blogger. He uses his background in marketing to bring people to ideas that inspire, motivate, and create purpose in their lives. You can follow him @aaronaslin and facebook.com/aaronaslin

Follow Fear and Find Your Purpose In Life.

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Follow Fear and Find Your Purpose In Life.

I subscribe to the brilliant blog posts of Mr. Seth Godin, instigator of doing work that matters in the world. His books focus on pushing you to do work and “ship” as he calls it. As an entrepreneur and visionary I often find myself faced with multiple projects with equal opportunity for growth. Doing multiple projects well is nearly, if not totally, impossible, so I decided to ask Mr. Godin what he does in this situation.

His answer?

“When in doubt, look for the fear.”

This reminds me of the wisdom from Marriane Williamson when she said, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most.”

Don’t minimize fear, embrace it, and welcome it as your north star for finding purpose in your life. The challenge is now clear: instead of running from fear, do you have the courage to embrace it?

This post was written by Aaron Aslin. Aaron is an entrepreneur, philosopher, and blogger. He uses his background in marketing to bring people to ideas that inspire, motivate, and create purpose in their lives. You can follow him @aaronaslin and facebook.com/aaronaslin

3 Investments To Make Right Now For a Better Life

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3 Investments To Make Right Now For a Better Life

1. Invest In Love

Love is a renewable resource. In fact the more love you cultivate in your life the more love you will find in the world. Invest in love today by committing right here, right now, to loving yourself and your future will be filled with love.

2.  Invest In Time

Time is a scare resource with only so many seconds in a minute, minutes in an hour, and hours in a day. Every minute you are either doing something on purpose or off purpose. Map out your ideal day when you wake up and revisit it before going to bed. Over the course of a week or two your wasted time will start to be filled with those activities that are most meaningful to you.

3. Invest In Health

Our body is a temple. When we take care of it, nourish it, and rest well, it performs the way it should, no coffee, no energy drinks, and no sleeping pills needed. Instead of trying to get more things finished with less sleep, get more things finished with a full night’s sleep.

This post was written by Aaron Aslin. Aaron is an entrepreneur, amateur philosopher, and blogger. He uses his background in marketing to bring people to ideas that inspire, motivate, and create purpose in their lives. You can follow him @aaronaslin and facebook.com/aaronaslin

Beauty Lies Within You

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Beauty Lies Within You 

“I want to search deep within me and appreciate my virtues.
If someone feeds them to me then it won’t be the same.
It will be someone else’s opinion of me and I already have plenty of people telling me good things about myself.
My insecurities don’t come from others not telling me positive things, they come from my own mind antagonizing myself.” – GPM

Love of self comes from within.
We are all fertile souls to allow beauty to grow when we look within.