Does this sound waaaaay too familiar?

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How many Warriors make these mistakes?



Want to make more money with your business? Take a step back and smell the roses today. Have some gratitude. Get some exercise. Step away from the computer. Evaluate and focus on the 20% of things that are making you 80% of your money. And most of all - enjoy life. Get your mind right and success will follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author RHert
    It's absolutely true. When you take the time to enjoy life a little you can get back to work more refreshed and focused and in the end you actually get more done.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wilson Low
    quite true but then without money its pretty hard to enjoy life really, so to enjoy life you need money and...oh well, here goes the cycle again.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ron Douglas
      Originally Posted by Wilson Low View Post

      quite true but then without money its pretty hard to enjoy life really, so to enjoy life you need money and...oh well, here goes the cycle again.
      Nothing can be further than the truth. The best things in life don't cost anything at all.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
        Originally Posted by Wilson Low View Post

        quite true but then without money its pretty hard to enjoy life really, so to enjoy life you need money and...oh well, here goes the cycle again.
        That's sad... it really is. If you can't enjoy life without money, I can guarantee you that you won't enjoy life with money, either.
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        • Profile picture of the author sloop324
          When I need a break from staring at my monitor, I take my dog for a walk around the block and focus on how lucky I am to be healthy, have good friends and family and live in America. Many, many people around the world search for food most of the day and have VERY little to look forward to. Super market? They wish! Roof over their heads? Hopefully!

          I find that if I think about random things, answers to what I've been working on just POP into my mind and I feel refreshed and eager to get back on the keyboard and solve the problem I was working on.

          Look up and watch the clouds and the birds and FEEL, how lucky you are!

          Go for a walk, (can't afford to take a drive anymore), and FEEL LIFE!

          Don't forget to stretch a little,
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        • Profile picture of the author Wilson Low
          Originally Posted by Tina Golden View Post

          That's sad... it really is. If you can't enjoy life without money, I can guarantee you that you won't enjoy life with money, either.
          hmm, well, i guess when i said without money i actually mean more to the ever piling bills, commitments etc - its just hard to enjoy life when survival is in question...

          Having said that, being a millionaire or something like that doesnt necessary makes one happy either, but im sure its better than um, not having enough money to make ends meet.

          Money isnt everything, but everything just needs money nowadays.
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        • Profile picture of the author Scott Skinner
          So true Tina. More money will only make you more of what you already are.
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        • Profile picture of the author umarwaqas789
          you can be more productive, and give you the perspective you need to possibly see things in a whole, new way.
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      • Profile picture of the author LarryC
        Originally Posted by Ron Douglas View Post

        Nothing can be further than the truth. The best things in life don't cost anything at all.

        I'd agree that some of the best things are free...but food and shelter can be nice sometimes!
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Faber
    Ron,
    Great post. It's almost like the old, anti-drug ads from the '90s with the drug spiral....I've got to do more coke, so I can work harder and make more money, so I can do more coke, so I can work harder and make more money, so I can do more coke..........

    Often, taking a day or two off will clear your head enough so that you can be more productive, and give you the perspective you need to possibly see things in a whole, new way. It could even result in a business breakthrough.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarketingChad
    I just saw that quote the other day Ron, funny that you post it here. A very insightful thought and one that we all should remember.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Ryan
    Originally Posted by Ron Douglas View Post

    And most of all - enjoy life. Get your mind right and success will follow.
    This^^^^^

    Life is way to short, you need to take time to enjoy the little things. Thanks for the reminder Ron.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Faber
    You can't buy health and family with money, and those are damned sure two of the most important things in life. Happiness comes from within, it's a choice you make. That being said, I'd rather be rich and happy than poor and happy!
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Preaching to the choir, Ron. There isn't a day that goes by that isn't pouring rain that I am not outside with my dog wandering around picking up agates or enjoying wildlife in the woods. The fresh air and exercise keeps my body healthy and my head clear. The quiet time allows my mind to work and create ideas. And, well......needless to say, my dog grins a lot.

    Cost of this enjoyment of the planet? Depends on how far I decide to drive. I can do it 100% free or spend hundreds depending on what gem hunting spots I want to sneak off to.
    My niece just left from two days of hunting with me. We had a fabulous time - made wild berry pie, picked up agates and wonderstone, saw herds of wild horses and incredible scenery....and I have a new idea for an ebook to pursue.

    Life doesn't get much better than that and right now I am on the computer without the fatigue or restlessness that can cause stagnation.
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Great post Ron, and so true!

      One of my favorite things to do is spend time with my wee grandbabies! Not only are they one of the most precious gifts I've been granted in life, but they also cause me to be rejuvenated and gain, or should I say re-gain some perspectives.

      The way they take their time enjoying things we've long taken for granted like the leaves changing, how butterflies emerge from cocoons, and the stages a bud goes through before the flower blooms as a few examples.

      They say the funniest things, are extremely blunt and at times have astounding wisdom. All of these things do actually give me great joy as well as fresh ideas for my work.

      We all indeed should take time to enjoy all the blessings we've been given in this life.

      Terra
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    People say money doesn't buy happiness. Except, according to a new study from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School, it sort of does — up to about $75,000 a year. The lower a person's annual income falls below that benchmark, the unhappier he or she feels. But no matter how much more than $75,000 people make, they don't report any greater degree of happiness.
    -Ray Edwards
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    • Profile picture of the author LarryC
      Originally Posted by Raydal View Post

      -Ray Edwards
      I've seen that before, and it makes sense. The $75,000 figure is obviously an estimate, and it will depend on where you live, your cost of living, responsibilities, preferences, etc. The principle is sound, though.

      People who say that there's no relationship between money and happiness are probably not struggling much. The Dalai Lama is great, but he doesn't have to worry about making a living

      On the other hand, beyond a certain point, the rewards of materialism diminish quickly. How much more comfortable is a $10 million dollar mansion compared to a $250,000 home? On the other hand, a trailer costing $25,000 is a lot more comfortable than sleeping in the street.
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  • Profile picture of the author MattVit
    You can buy family with money. You can't buy their love.

    You can buy health with money. You can't keep it forever.

    You can buy the best things in life. So long as you believe it is the best thing.

    Money does equal happiness... if you are made happy by money.



    "Some of the best things in life are free", that's if you think these things are the best things. If you think a $1,000,000 home, $100,000 car and a $20,000 holiday every few months is the best thing in life, then, it's the best thing in life... for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author mickd
    that Dalai fellow , is one smart cookie )))))
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    • Profile picture of the author silentsal
      That is so true. Thanks for the reminder. Yes you need money for the basics, but so much enjoyment can be had from the free things in life.

      I'm lucky enough to live by the craggy North Devon coast in the UK and I like nothing better than a stroll up the coastal path, smelling the sea air and admiring the beautiful scenery. On a sunny day you could almost believe you were on a Greek island, the views are so stunning. I wouldn't swap it for all the money in the world

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  • Profile picture of the author Elizabeth Fee
    It would be nice, too, if we never fully lost that innocence and curiosity that children carry with them.

    My three-year olds constantly remind me that it's OK to stop and smell the roses. We go on walks around the block, and it takes us an hour because I never realized there was so much to look at (bugs, flowers, rocks, cracks in the sidewalks). The point is that children are also great teachers of how to live your life. It's too bad that we lose much of that somewhere between adolescence and adulthood.

    What a great inspirational quote from the Dalai Lama. Live life with no regrets. Charge full force into your dreams without worry about how things are going to turn out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Internet Lawyer
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    Absolutely true, sometimes you forget to take a step back and just breathe the air around your.
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  • Profile picture of the author AngryBird141
    Very wise reply from a very wise man. Makes you think and contemplate......thanks for sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author keepgoin
    Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is absolutely essential, especially in this modern world of computers and the internet.

    I highly recommend having a go at a triathlon! I did my first 2 this summer and they were unbelievable!

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  • Profile picture of the author sheilabecker
    great post ....
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  • Profile picture of the author Manny Derek
    Great post Ron! It is really true! In life we to balance our career and and personal lives. Take some time to enjoy. Don't just concentrate in making money. Have fun!
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  • Profile picture of the author AppsFromHome
    I knew I could find something in this section to inspire...thanks for posting!
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    There's a book called Your Money or Your Life which is pretty interesting.

    It goes against the whole idea of pushing yourself ridiculously hard to make money, saying that most of us should figure out what is "enough" and be happy when you reach that point.

    It also cites a study that basically showed that most people who make $6K+ are actually LESS happy than those making less than $6K/month!
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    • Profile picture of the author rafaelapolinario
      Very true. I still believe that the best thing life is free. It feels good to have the money to spent on some of life's luxuries but its nothing compared to the happiness you get spending quality time with your family and love ones.


      Cheers!
      Rafael
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      • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
        Those are good points. But it seems in this technology age, is getting harder to do. It seems you have to work at relaxing, meditating, thinking and reflecting now.

        That's seems like a contradiction of sorts. But look in the average bookstore at the shelves of books showing others how to relax, chill out and don't worry. That tells you people are having a hard time doing it.

        That's one thing technology hasn't helped us solve or even get a handle on. And our educational system refuses to teach even though solutions have existed for thousands of years.
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  • Profile picture of the author maile15
    Really it helps, just devide your tasks in "20% most important" and "80 % less important" tasks. This is the mission. Fullfill these 20% and you will see that 80% of your work is done! Try that in every aspect of you life and you will see a massive change!
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  • Profile picture of the author dark witness
    great post, it's great to take a time out and look at whats important in life. love, laughter, friends, relationships with one another, with the animals we share this planet with. wise words.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Prescott
    "Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived"

    Such a very powerful quote. Yes this is very familiar, I am posting this on my facebook. AWSOME
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  • Profile picture of the author odessaporter
    nice idea thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    Amazing thread! Very inspirational. I'm having a lot of realizations about life.
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  • Profile picture of the author writerforhire
    It takes persistence to remember to practice present moment awareness and re-focus on the countless gifts, both small and large, that many of us take for granted.
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  • Profile picture of the author JayBlogMan83
    Some of us are trying to make it.. Hopefully when we do it wont be too late to enjoy the rewards...
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  • Profile picture of the author 06chakin
    thanks for the reminder. relationships are the basis of my success because i realized that chasing money for money wasn't much fun. funny thing is that when i focused on others my income increased contrary to what i thought might happen!

    -have a good day. thanks again for the reminder. by the way how do i do a 'thanks'?
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  • Profile picture of the author tpzy
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a jet ski. Ever see anyone frown while riding a jet ski? I think that was Kat Williams. That's how I like to live my life.

    I know money isn't everything, but it sure is nice to have! Nothing made me more UNHAPPY than being so broke I couldn't get my kids the things they really wanted for Christmas. They're awesome kids, told me they didn't want a bunch of presents, etc etc– But I could still see their disappointment. That was sort of the beginning of a new leaf for me.

    The truth is, real happiness is somewhere in between. You have to be able to slow down and enjoy life as it happens around you, but you also need sufficient money to live that life!
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  • Profile picture of the author 06chakin
    money doesn't buy you happiness, but don't forget about the other side! NEITHER DOES BEING BROKE!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by 06chakin View Post

      money doesn't buy you happiness, but don't forget about the other side! NEITHER DOES BEING BROKE!
      (Haha) Well said.
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  • Live in the moment, seek balance and enjoy life everyday without losing focus and momentum. Actually when you practise living in the moment and do what you love, there is no past or future, there is just now and what you do with it. Even unpleasantries can be turned into a game or made into fun, it's all in the mind of the beholder and how they chose to approach it. That lessens worry, makes everything you do a joy and eliminates regrets.
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