Too Busy for the Gym?

If you want to improve your life this year, the first thing you need to banish is your list of excuses. Then again, sometimes our excuses are pretty legitimate.

Good example – you might be working overtime, filling your spare moments studying a foreign language or working on your side business. So you aren’t just belly-aching when you say you are too busy or tired for the gym.

I hear you, but don’t give up so easily. Oftentimes with a touch of creativity, we can explode our excuses and find a way toward our goals. Here is one of my favorite shortcuts to success.

Too busy for the gym? Too tired? Here’s the routine. Order a pull-up bar for a doorway you pace through frequently in your home. Everytime you pass, do a pull-up. Boom, that’s your workout. Too easy? Do two pull-ups. Or two pull-ups and a couple pushups.


Cost? A few bucks for a pull-up bar. Time? 30 seconds here and there throughout the day. Results? You’ll work your shoulders, upper arms, back, and core.

So how about you? Taking this same principle of finding simple hacks around common excuses, what ideas do you have? Share yours in the comment section below!



Special Offer for People Who Want to Start a Blog or Who Want to Convert to a Unique Domain Name

computer-1185637_960_720In a recent popular article on this site, we explained the benefits of having your own blog and also talked about how to actually get your blog off the ground and running. I won’t rehash all that, you can read it here though if you’d like to catch up.

Anyway, in that article, I mentioned Blue Host.

The thing is, if you want, you can start a blog totally free on a site like WordPress or Blogger. The only thing is, you won’t have a unique domain name and you’ll miss out on some other benefits as well.

What’s a unique domain name? Well, if you look at a lot of blogs, they’ll have the name wordpress in the blog. With a unique domain name, that is removed.

To me, having a unique domain name is especially important. It shows that your site is more than just a hobby blog. It make your site look legit and gives you more credibility. In fact, even search engines will respect your blog more, driving you additional readers.

So back to Blue Host. For only June 10th and 11th, they’ve got a massive sale going on their services. Here’s the link to their special sale.

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Now is the best time ever to launch your blog or to switch to Blue Host if you are ready to take your blog up to the next level.

Blue Host is respected worldwide and now powers more than 2,000,000 sites globally. Blue Host offers

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They also have a 30-day money back guarantee, so basically, you risk nothing by trying them out.

If you are ready to launch your own blog or you are ready to upgrade your current one, then don’t miss Blue Host’s 2 day only Special Summer Sale!

All the best,


Creative Gift Ideas for Father’s Day Guide

silhouette-1082129_960_720Father’s Day 2016 is June 19th. Many people struggle to choose a great gift for their dad on Father’s Day. Don’t settle for a novelty product that says #1 Dad. Instead, try to find the product that will show your dad how grateful you are for all his support and something that he’ll actually use and love.

This website is all about self-improvement and becoming the best version of yourself. So this Father’s Day, let’s improve our gift-giving skills and get a memorable gift for the most important man in our lives.

So without further ado, here are some creative and cool gift ideas for Dad. I hope these give you a glimpse of some of the possibilities out there.

For The Dad Who Enjoys Wine 

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Uncork a worldwide adventure in wine with handcrafted wines from small artisan wineries across the world!

Each month features a different winery from heralded wine making countries like France, Germany, Australia, Argentina and South Africa to name a few! For examples of recently featured International Series selections please browse our Recently Featured Winery section to the right.

Wine selections are hand-selected and imported directly by our club. Each month features a different winery and includes two different handcrafted wines accompanied by Uncorked, our beautiful guide to the winery, details and tasting notes on the wines plus insight to the featured country’s winemaking scene.

Memberships also include a Personal Wine Consultant and discounts when you reorder your favorites!

No hidden fees and all wines are 100% guaranteed. Join for yourself and pay-as-you-go or send a prepaid gift of any length to someone special.

For the Dad Who Loves a Strong Cup of Coffee


The best selling Keurig coffee maker. The Keurig K55 brews over 500 different K-Cup pod varieties from 75 brands including Green Mountain Coffee, Starbucks, Lipton, and more. Enjoy coffee, tea & hot cocoa at the push of a button with the quality you expect from Keurig.

For the Dad Who Loves A Healthy Breakfast


700-watt electric juicer with large feed chute and 2-speed setting

Stainless steel permanent mesh filter and filter basket; safety interlock switch

Chrome-plated housing; see-through lid; removable pulp container; non-skid rubber feet

3/4-quart juice jug and filter cleaning brush included; dishwasher-safe parts

Measures approximately 14-1/2 by 10 by 18 inches

For the Dad with Wanderlust


Rosetta Stone Inc. provides cutting-edge interactive technology that is changing the way the world learns. The company’s proprietary language-learning techniques—acclaimed for their power to unlock the natural language-learning ability in everyone—are used by schools, businesses, government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. Rosetta Stone offers courses in 30 languages, from the most commonly spoken (like English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent (including Swahili, Swedish and Tagalog). The company was founded in 1992 on the core beliefs that learning to speak a language should be a natural and instinctive process, and that interactive technology can activate the language immersion method powerfully for learners of any age.

For the Dad Who Loves to Be Healthy


Stay motivated by tracking all-day activity like steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes, and get credit for your workouts with SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition. At night, track your sleep and set a silent alarm to wake better and get your best rest. No matter where you’re headed, the easy-to-read OLED screen keeps your goals in focus with stats, time, and call or text notifications on display. And with accessory wristbands in metal, leather and sport, help you find the right style for every occasion.

For the Dad with a Pet


Petcube is an interactive pet camera that lets you watch, talk to and play with your pets from your smartphone when you’re away from home. Beautifully designed with an interactive laser toy, your pets will enjoy regular playtime and exercise. No more sad goodbyes! Now your furry friends are just one tap away.

I hope these 6 Father’s Day gift ideas give you a great starting point for finding a great gift for your dad this year.

Why “Be Yourself” Can be a Toxic, Self-Limiting Phrase and What You Should Replace it With

legs-434918_960_720I’m sure you have heard it a hundred times. “Be yourself.” You’ve heard it so much you probably have never even stopped to question its wisdom. “Be yourself.” After all if, if so many people say it, it must be true, right? “Be yourself.”

Be Yourself is the Pathway to Mediocrity

Well guess what, all those people are wrong and “Be yourself” is generally crappy advice. Don’t believe me? Consider this example.

A cute little baby boy is born. From almost the first day of life, his parents will begin teaching him. Soon he’ll recognize gestures, later words, and eventually will even be able to speak. Parents will teach their little baby to crawl and then walk. Soon he’ll be sent off to daycare, where he’ll learn new things. He’ll also be taught manners and how to interact with other little children. Day by day, step by step, his little mind and personality are molded and shaped by his parents, teachers, and others in order to help him be happy, healthy, and successful in life.

All this education and support is seen as a good thing, right? No one would say, your kid seems to prefer to eat with his hands, so definitely don’t make him use utensils. Let him be himself!” That statement would seem absurd. If he is getting into fights with other kids aat daycare, no one would say, “Little Timmy seems to enjoy aggressive behaviors. Be yourself, Timmy, be yourself.” We all instinctively understand that Timmy should be encouraged to adjust his behavior and conform to the standards of society.

But what happens later? Once Timmy is a teen or young adult, we suddenly start to see his personality as set. And any suggestion that he should deviate is met with the cry, “That would be asking him to be fake.” Strangely, we didn’t do that when he was young. Making Timmy play nice when he wanted to wrestle was making him be fake. Making Timmy say, “Pleased to meet you” to a guest when he would rather be outside playing was fake. The thing is, by teaching and reinforcing fake behaviors, they eventually changed Timmy. Enough socializing with strangers taught him to appreciate conversations with others. Enough study in school taught him to see the advantages his new skills could give him.

Why do we let ourselves off the hook and tolerate mediocrity once we reach adulthood? Let me give an example from my own life. I am an introvert by nature. I was shy as a kid and even now still do feel social anxiety from time to time. Some people would tell me that’s ok, I should just be myself and just accept that socializing is not my strong suit in life. But why? Just because something is hard for me, doesn’t mean I shouldn’t do it. Just like young Timmy, if I force myself to work on something and improve at it, eventually, I will get better at it. There are techniques and skills I can learn to be a better socializer. If I work at it, I can become a better version of myself.

Become Yourself

I want to banish the phrase “Be yourself” and replace it with “Become yourself.” I used to be shy and awkward. Now I am becoming confident in social situations. “Be yourself” would have kept me in my shell. Instead of accepting who I am, I work toward who I want to be. That’s what we did all through our growing up years and that is what we ought to keep doing. Who do you want to be? How do you hope to live your life? Get busy chasing those goals, and “become yourself!”

To your daily self-improvement,


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