Monthly Archives: September 2015

5 Bullet Friday (25-9-15)

I’m a fan of Tim Ferriss.

He does the 5 bullet Friday. I want to do the 5 bullet Friday.

Here is my 5 bullet Friday e.g. 5 things I have found cool/interesting/useful to me this week.


1. Audio book: The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer (affiliate link biatch).

Last week was tough for me. I forgot how to be happy. Sometimes I feel depressed.

This book reminds me of how I can find inner peace and happiness within my world.

I have listened to this audio book once this week and by this coming Sunday it will be twice.

My inner peace has improved dramatically due to this book :).

2. Podcast: 5 Morning Rituals that Help Me Win the Day.

If you get the morning right, the rest of your day should follow.

Basically, this podcast is about what Tim Ferriss does every morning to set his day off to a good start.

(Note that the most successful people have some form of morning ritual they do every morning to set their day straight).

Two things I have taken from this podcast:

  • Extending my morning meditation from 5 minutes to 20 minutes.
  • Making my bed in the morning.

3. Headphones: Beats by Dr Dre Solo2.

If you can’t tell by points 1 and 2 I like audio…

And if you listen to as much audio as I do (roughly 1 hour minimum per day), you need to have good headphones in order to maximise the listening pleasure.

I like Dr Dre so I brought his brand. Street cred. Whaaat.

4. Be a kid again:

Children are playful.

Kids laugh way more than adults.

Kids also have way more fun than adults.

I was feeling down last Sunday… UNTIL I went around to my girlfriends house and played with her little sister.

She’s 13 and knows how to have fun.

She’s always outside running around, doing back flips and making jokes.

Here’s a photo of us playing outside and having FUN!

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5. The power of NO:

“Can you come in and work tomorrow before you start your other job”?

“NO”.

“Can you help me out with this little thing”?

“NO”.

“Can I tell you about something negative”?

“NO”.

If you don’t want to do something… SAY NO!

Life is short and precious.

Imagine when your time is up you are given an invoice for your life that details how your time was spent…

How many hours will you have under the category “Doing things you didn’t really want to do”.

I want as less hours as possible.

Here is a book I read about the Power of NO (yes, another affiliate link).


So that’s my first ever 5 Bullet Friday.

Please feel free to share one piece of information with me that you would include in your own 5 Bullet Friday in the comments section below.

I read all comments so please, enlighten me.

Peace.

– Jordan

 

My favourite quote

I am not going to copy and paste this quote over from the webpage I have found it on,

Instead…

I am going to rewrite the whole piece from scratch.

The Man in the Arena by Theodore Roosevelt.

“It is not the critic who counts;

not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles,

or where the doer of deeds could have done them better…

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,

whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;

WHO strives valiantly;

WHO errs;

WHO comes short again and again,

Because there is no effort without error and short coming;

But who does actually strive to do the deeds;

Who knows great enthusiasms,

the great devotions;

who spends himself in a worthy cause;

who at the best knows in the end triumph of high achievement,

and who at the worst,

if he fails,

at least fails while daring greatly,

so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

Spoken by me…

I don’t know about you guys, but this quote gives me chills.

This quote gives me the power to help myself attempt all the daunting obstacles in my life.

This quote empowers me to embrace failure, and rebel against the regret of inaction.

I was hoping to share that with you.

I want more good quotes. Share me your favourite quotes in comments, please.

Why I started an investment account and what I spend it on

So, I started an investment account around May this year (2015).

Why: I would rather spend my money on investing in myself, rather than spending it on crap.

e.g. take out food, unnecessary luxuries and god knows what else.

How: 5% of whatever I make goes into this account.

e.g. If I make $100 at work, $5 goes into the account.

What: Here’s what investments I have made so far…

Note: I consider spending money on self improvement/development as an investment.
  • 25/5/15 – New jeans. I basically have one good pair of jeans I wear to work.
    My last pair got a hole in them, so I invested in a new pair.

    I consider this an investment as I need to wear decent clothes to work otherwise I would look like a bum and in my opinion looking like a bum makes it much harder for others to give you opportunities.

    Nobody trusts a sloppy looking bum.

  • 13/7/15 – Audible download (Mp3 audio book). The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer (affiliate link).

    I heard the author (Michael Singer) get interviewed on a James Altucher podcast.

    Here is the iTunes link to the James Altucher podcast episode – https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/the-james-altucher-show/id794030859?mt=2 (See episode 119).
    Or if you wanna check the episode out right now you can listen to it online via this link to James’ blog.

    Basically, the book is about finding inner peace (I mean, who doesn’t want more of that right?).

    Books like this should be part of all schooling curriculum’s (in my opinion).

    I wish someone told me about this stuff when I was much younger.

    If you’re feeling down, upset, depressed or stuck… Like me when I bought this book, this will work for you.

  • 3 X monthly payments ($150 $US) to my business coach Jared Elrod AKA. porn star name: J-Rod, AKA. Mexican wrestler name: El Rod.

    His coaching sales page (No affiliate link).
    His website (No affiliate link).

    For me to get shit done I sometimes need someone to hold me accountable… Jared is great for that, even if I have to pay him for it haha.

    Not to mention that he also provides great advice and is a bit of an online O.G.

  • 21/8/15 – Audible download (Mp3 audio book). The Undefeated Mind: On the Science of Constructing an Indestructible Self by Alex Lickerman (Affiliate link).

    I came across this book by accident while surfing Amazon.

    The title took me in…

    “The Undefeated Mind”.

    The title sounded badass and the book so far has turned out to be pretty badass itself. I’m about half way through, but so far, so good.

    As the title denotes, the book is about creating an indestructible self.

    If one had low self esteem/felt mentally weak/was not achieving the success in life they desire I would recommend this book.

So that’s my list of investments so far.

Not one item in that list have I regretted spending money on.

My next investment will most likely be a new laptop. Upgrade to a Mac baby!

Peace.

My woo woo morning and night rituals.

In case the video is not clear.. As it may be a little all over the shop..

Basically, this is what I do morning and night to help set my day straight and help me stay productive and happy.

There is a quote by some one that I cannot remember… “A good night, will lead to a good morning”.

This is why I have started with the evening first.

Evening:

1. Write a to-do list of aprox. 6 items for the next day.

2. Play track number 45 of this podcast… https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/meditation-oasis/id204570355?mt=2.

3. Set a sleep timer within the podcast app/a clock timer for 5 mins.

4. Close eyes and lay down.

5. Feel happiness throughout your body, feel laughter throughout your body (e.g. literally laugh out loud), feel freedom throughout your body. Then feel all three at the exact same time throughout your whole body.

6. Continue on to visualise the tasks you have to do throughout the next day from start to finish. From getting out of bed – to going to sleep the next night.

(Remember to visualise all tasks getting done smoothly, effectively and most importantly ENJOYABLY!).

7. Once the timer goes off go straight to bed as you want to have your to-do list as your last thought before you nod off, so that your subconscious mind will be thinking about these tasks while you sleep e.g. auto-pilot mode, e.g. super convenient, e.g. nice.

Morning:

1. Play track number 45 of this podcast… https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/meditation-oasis/id204570355?mt=2.

2. Set a sleep timer within the podcast app/a clock timer for 5 mins.

3. Sit in chair and close eyes.

4. Try to think of NOTHING for 5 minutes.

Reasoning for this: The mind is like a wild stallion – hard to control. The meditation technique of trying to quieten and control the mind by thinking of nothing is aimed to help you throughout the day to stay mindful of your thoughts. e.g. It is bad to think negatively all day, therefore this technique will further help you to notice your thoughts when you may fall into a negative thinking pattern.

5. Timer goes off. Repeat steps 1-3.

6. Feel happiness throughout your body, feel laughter throughout your body, feel freedom throughout your body. Then feel all three at the exact same time throughout your whole body.

6. Continue on to visualise the tasks to be done today from start to finish. From the first task to be done, to going to bed that night.

(Remember to visualise all tasks getting done smoothly, effectively and most importantly ENJOYABLY!).

7. Once timer goes off you are done.

Try this and see if it improves your productivity.

Make sure you tick off each item on your to do list as you complete each task as this will further improve this technique.