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PART 2 – Steps I took to become a better version of myself

by EG
March 18, 2018
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Welcome back again! It’s good to have you here. Let me explain briefly what I’ve done to better understand how my mind works and how significant this is.

Reading books

We know that reading books helps for any aspect of life, but it really matters to pick a book that feeds your mind and knowledge. During my study years I was reading loads of articles and science/technology proved papers, perhaps a single book in a year about mindset but I realized that was not enough and not the best approach. I needed something tangible and personal, no computer, no phone and even no e-book. I was introduced a book by a good friend called ‘The Magic of Thinking Big’ by David J. Schwartz. I was reading at least 10 min every evening in my bed before sleep and it became my habit. The book opened my eyes, and it is one of the reasons why I started this blog. My current book I am reading is ‘Crushing it!’ by Gary Vaynerchuk. It is more marketing based but you see where I am going with this, once you start and find a purpose you will not stop until you are done and ready go to the next level. 

Listening to podcasts

I didn’t pay much attention to podcasts in the past, because I never believed in them what they said there, or perhaps I was listening to the wrong podcasts. But recently many entrepreneurs have shifted their structure and now I can hear what I need. Or another reason is that I was not old enough to understand them. However, podcasts are beneficial for me, they save time from reading huge number of books and get the most important information on the related subject. My current podcasts that I am subscribed to is Andy Frisella’s with his MFCEO project and Ed Mylett show. Those guys shifted my mindset and helped me to open new doors for new opportunities. In other words, allowed to believe in myself. They’re not motivational speakers, but more a person that tells their own experience and the way how he managed to get where he is. Those guys have everything in their life and the only thing they are keen now is to help others. Which works! Try it yourself!

Be grateful

In the past, I only appreciated grand and materialistic things, such as when I bought my 4th car, inherited properties or going to holidays. As I’ve grown up, I start to be grateful for small things such as connecting with people, seeing people’s smile on their faces and each new day that I wake up to giving me an opportunity to continue doing what I do. Once I started appreciating small things, I noticed I was not stressing out about losing other things. Giving appreciation to small things have helped me to be more positive, even in early mornings. I do have my own journal where I write every evening about what I’m grateful for every day. It could be something that happened during the day or just in general. And every time if I don’t feel well and ungrateful I immediately check the journal as it reminds me how fortunate I am. It keeps me to be positive and not waste valuable energy on the things that do not matter.

Be a good servant

If you think of it thoroughly, we help each other in every way. Either you work for someone, thus you do a job for a company or you have your own business. I have chosen to engage in business as I believe I can make a bigger impact and help people. I try to help people as much as I can, by giving someone motivation to be more productive or helping with some technical stuff. These little things even might help someone spark their idea and make a drastic move in their life.

Public speaking

I was postponing joining the public speech club for at least for one year. But then boosting the confidence by reading books, listening to podcasts, and breaking the comfort zone, I finally managed to join Toastmasters. It is a program of communication and leadership projects designed to help people learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking. For me it’s important to be confident in front of the people, thus I can deliver my message to many people around me. It is also beneficial in business and personal life.

Those little things can make a big impact with hard and persistent work as Vincent van Gogh once said, “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together”.

If you managed to read this far, I am happy to say thank you.