5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Figure

No matter your height, no matter your weight, there are a few simple hacks that you can do to improve your over figure in just a week or two. Don’t get me wrong; healthiness, good fitness, and attractiveness are traits you need to work on over the long run if you want to achieve great results. But let’s be honest – you and I both love quick, noticeable improvements. In fact, those early victories can serve as massive motivators for the hard, long-term work needed to maximize our health.

So, if you have ever wondered what you can do to quickly improve your figure, here’s a short yet powerful list for you. Try them today and I guarantee in two weeks, you feel a sense of real progress and significant accomplishment.

  1. Smile. Seriously. People will perceive you as more attractive. You’ll also feel better. Win/Win.
  2. Drink water. It makes your skin brighter and clearer. It also amps up your energy, which makes you seem more exciting and attractive. Again, Win/Win.
  3. Wear clothes that fit. Go to your closet. Find some items that don’t fit well and are from the same clothing category. Dump them. Then go to the store and get fitted for 1 item that actually fits. Not good at discerning fit? Bribe a friend who is and take them with you. I’m not even joking. The correct fit makes anyone and any body type look better. You may need the clothes altered. You may need to go straight to a tailor. I remember the first time I had a shirt tailored. Amazing the difference it makes.
  4. Do pull-ups. OK, there is only so much progress we can make without actually working on your body. Do pull-ups. Seriously. Pull-ups (and chin-ups) can be done right in your own home with one of these awesome pull-up bars. My friend gave me one and I’m so grateful. Hang it your bedroom door frame and do a couple pull-ups or chin-ups whenever you pass through the doorway. Especially your shoulders will see dramatic improvement in just a couple weeks. And your friends will notice it too, especially if you followed tip #3 and you are wearing a shirt that truly fits.
  5. Plank. Google planks. There are endless varieties. I plank for 5 minutes and I’m drenched in sweat. No gym, no gym fee, no expensive equipment. Your whole core can be transformed and you’ll definitely see results in a couple weeks.

It’s already Spring. Get ready for summer by hacking your figure. You are 2 weeks from a big personal upgrade if you commit to these 5 simple steps. Good luck!

To your daily growth!

Jamie

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How to Shine Your Shoes the Easiest Way

Stop reading for just a moment and look down. How do your shoes look? Don’t say they look ok. They should look amazing. The truth is this – people are judging you by the shoes you wear. Don’t believe me? Ask some of your female friends and they’ll tell the same thing – your shoes matter. Well-shined shoes are the mark of a man who has his life put together. In fact, I’ll go a step further, making a point of taking good care of your shoes is a great way to start getting your life in order. Why? It is due to what I like to call spillover effects. When you start exhibiting self-discipline and attention to detail in one area of your life, you’ll start to notice ways to improve other areas of your life as well.

So today we are going to shine our shoes. First, others will be impressed when they see us, and second, the habit can be a launchpad for improvements across our life.

How do we do it well? Behold, the Kiwi Select Shoe Shine Care Kit Valet II Wooden Box. There are other shoe shine kits out there, but honestly, this one has everything you really need without the unnecessary extras that bump up the price. Here’s what you get.

  1. An elegant wooden box. This holds all your shoe shine materials and also serves as a footrest for your shoe as you shine it. Using the box to hold your shoes keeps your hands clean while shining and also allows you to apply more pressure to the shoe. That leads to a better shine.
  2. Two KIWI Select Premium Paste Tins. Again, you can go for higher end shines than Kiwi, but Kiwi gives the best bang for your buck.
  3. Two Sponge Daubers. Use these to apply the shoe shine to your shoes.
  4. Two soft and durable Shine Cloths. You will use these to work the shine into the shoes. Use some muscle here to get the most impressive results.
  5. Two KIWI Shoe Shine Brushes, 100% Horsehair. Use these after you applied and rubbed the shoe shine into the shoe thoroughly. These brushes will leave your shoes with a fantastic shine.
  6. One Shoe Horn. You’ll wind up with ugly damage to the backs of your shoes if you repeatedly put them on without a shoehorn. Trust me, use it every time, and you’ll be amazed how much longer your shoes last.

Shoes are the most important element of your overall style. You can get away with a 15 dollar t-shirt; as long as the size and color fit you, you can look damn good in it. But skimp on shoes and it will seriously subtract points from your style. If you are going to spend a couple hundred dollars on shoes, don’t shorten their lifespan or damage their appearance by skipping basic maintenance. Just a quick shine periodically will keep those shoes looking great and make sure that cute girl you noticed in the coffee shop notices you too.

To your daily growth!

Jamie

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3 Simple Ways to Improve a Suit

Hopefully, you have already discovered the value of a well-fitted suit. You simply cannot look your best in a generic, untailored suit off the shelf from the store. That’s basic. But what if you are interested in taking your suit to the next level? In today’s post, we’ll look at three ways to upgrade your look in any suit. Are you ready to level up your style game this year? Here we go.

  1. Pocket Squares – These fell out of style for awhile. Thankfully, they are now back and are a fantastic way to set yourself apart from your peers. Use conservative colors for work, and go for a splash of color for after-hours.
  2. Ties – Many men forgo ties and that’s a shame. There is no easier way to add different energies to your suit than well-picked ties. Ties are a great way to express your individual tastes. Stay away from novelty ties and focus on colors and designs that share your unique taste.
  3. Cuff Links – By taking care of the details that most men overlook, you are setting yourself apart from the rest of the pack. Impress dates by demonstrating that you have thought about each part of your outfit. Women spend a lot of time getting ready to look their best for you and will appreciate seeing that you have put in a little effort as well. Cufflinks, subtle but there, are a powerful way to signal you are a man of good taste. Here’s a great first choice if you don’t own any yet.

Some of my readers are pressed for time or worry about selecting the right accessories for suits. For you, I recommend this wonderful box set from our friends at The Tie Bar. It comes with ties, pocket squares, dress socks, a lapel pin, and a tie bar. Fashionable, affordable, and best of all – simple. I recommend the green and navy style box, but they have other colors as well, so grab the one that best expresses your unique tastes!

To your daily growth!

Jamie

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Calling All Self-Improvement Bloggers

Hi, I’m Jamie Moyer. I’m a pretty regular guy. Grew up in a small town in a very middle-class family. Attended a state college. Nothing fancy. However, 8 years ago, I made a decision that changed my life forever. I decided to prioritize my personal growth.

Many people I knew would grow a lot during their childhood, teenage years, and college – but after graduation, their progress would slow and eventually almost stop. They’d settle into a routine with work and family and that would pretty much be it. I made a vow 8 years ago to focus on personal development day after day, month after month, year after year.

In those 8 years, I earned an MBA, traveled to several countries, lived and worked abroad, started 3 businesses, taught at a university, and met many amazing people along the way. I’m still a pretty regular guy, albeit one who has had some great experiences that have taught me a lot.

Recently, I started this site, Improve My Life This Year, in order to codify the best self-improvement tips I have learned during these 8 years. I am in the process of creating a 365-day curriculum of self-improvement that will super-charge someone’s personal development.

This is where you come in. I’m not a genius. I’m not smarter than the next the guy. The only reason I consider myself an expert on self-improvement is this – I’ve been a good listener. I haven’t created radical, revolutionary ideas that will change the world. Rather, like a good museum curator, I have identified and gathered the best ideas of others to assemble this curriculum.

And this is why I need you. Do you have valuable self-improvement ideas? I’d love to hear them. I’m sure each self-improvement blogger out there has incredible advice to that both I and my readers would love to hear. During the month of June, I will be opening up my blog to ideas from other great bloggers.If you have a piece of great advice, I am giving you the opportunity to showcase it here. This site is less than 2 months old and already ranking well in the U.S. and internationally.

If you have a piece of great advice, I am giving you the opportunity to showcase it here. This site is less than 2 months old and already ranking well in the U.S. and internationally.

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For context, we are already ranked around 2 millionth out of about 1 billion sites globally, and we are increasing week by week. So if you’d like to get your advice and link back to your own site out in front of my audience, please contact me at jamiemoyer622@gmail.com

Here are some guidelines for your submission.

  1. Your article should be around 500 words (Maximum 1000 words). This site aims to deliver advice that can be read in just a couple minutes. If your post is about a longer idea, feel free to link back to more complete advice in one of your own posts on your site.
  2. Your article should be original and you must agree not to republish it anywhere else. Reposting it on your site or elsewhere is plagiarism and risks both your site and mine being penalized by search engines like Google.
  3. Keep your posts PG. I use damn, hell, and whatnot, but please no f-word, explicit sex advice, and whatnot. I personally do not have a problem with that style of writing and you are free to link to an article on your site that includes those, but Improve My Life This Year aims to be a comfortable place for readers all age groups, religious backgrounds, etc.

If you have questions, please contact me and I’ll be happy to answer them. Once you send me a possible post for submission, I’ll respond within 24 hours to let you know if I will post it and if not. That way you will know whether or not you are free to submit it elsewhere or on your own site.

I look forward to hearing your self-improvement ideas, and I thank you in advance on behalf of my audience for your willingness to share your advice with so many people.

To our self-improvement,

Jamie