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When Is Consistency of Actions Bad?

January 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

If you have been reading this blog for some time, or are a member of Adrian’s Hub, you know I’m a strong supporter of consistency of actions as an indispensable ingredient to long term success. However, is it possible consistency is not always good? If so, when is consistency of actions bad for us? Let’s review a few obvious choices, before we go any deeper. Consistently finding reasons to take a break won’t make the work go away. Instead it will pile up. If we consistently prefer to communicate via online channels instead of in person, that’s a bad kind of consistency that dehumanizes us. Why? Because online everything is “fixable”, children especially won’t know how to deal with real emotions or responsibility. The examples could go on for a long time, but I’ll just add one more here: If we give up everything worthy to pursue soon after start, then we consistently choose not to succeed. Consistency is studied by many, including very successful people. I went over some quotes before writing this blog post, and I saw there are diverse nuances, and even what appears to be contradictory statements. I chose three quotes from very well-known sources to see if we can find reasons to believe consistency is bad in some cases. β€œIt’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently.” ― Anthony Robbins This is a very good quote from Tony Robbins. To describe the true meaning of this quote, let’s say you are on a strict diet every three or six months. But the rest of the year you eat like you never saw food ever. Which do you think shapes your body, the diet or the regular eating habits? I bet on the second, and that’s […]

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How to Manage Your Emotional Roller Coasters

January 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

We humans use emotions to express our feelings. Emotional roller coasters are situations or experiences that alternate between making you feel excited, exhilarated, or happy and making you feel sad, disappointed, or desperate, we can find in the Collins dictionary. There are people who are or appear calm under any circumstances. But most of us could use a method to deal with emotional roller coasters. Why? Because we tend to do or say stupid and regrettable things in such events. Examples of Emotional Roller Coasters Imagine a lottery winner. He must feel awesome and those money will help him achieve anything he sets his mind to! His future sure must look bright! Hmm, in reality, most go broke in a few years, taking so many bad decisions in between. And they are on an emotional roller coaster all the way up until the winner is announced and then down until they lose everything. Now imagine a very successful restaurant owner. Next to his business a new restaurant opens which attracts many of his customers. Now the owner feels frustrated, but instead of figuring out a way to bring back his customers, he started to pour his frustrations on the customers who had chosen to stay. Want to guess what happened? Of course they left too. Finally, he got the message, the level of service became impeccable again, and started to bring in new customers, as well as some of his former loyal customers. That’s another example of emotional roller coaster, one where you go from top to bottom, and then back up. Is It Good For You to Ride Emotional Roller Coasters? An emotional roller coaster you can’t escape has terrible consequences for your business, family, relationships, personal finances management, trading, etc. Let’s take a “soft” example from family life. […]

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Getting Back to Work After Vacation

January 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

This is the first post of 2018, so I wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year! I’ll be honest with you. After a week off visiting an exotic city having a mix of cultural influences, it took some time to get back to work. Our daily routine is great and helps us be more efficient. If you break it for a while, your brain may fight you when you need to resume it. However, I’m a strong supporter of feeding our brain with care, every day and the entire year, as much as possible. You can’t just feed marketing or making money techniques to your brain all year long. After all, an athlete doesn’t just work out his or her abs, right? He works out more or less all groups of muscles, and he is also careful about diet, recovery and so on. For me, there’s a side-interest in understanding the past, the birth, growth and fall or transformation of civilizations, to have a better grasp of where we are now and possibly where we will be in the future. Every once in a while, I feed this interest, and I prefer to use vacations for this purpose (instead of watching documentaries on TV, which I did at some point, but it’s not the same). It may provide a needed break from a monochrome routine, and subject our brain and body to a different kind of information and activities. But now 2018 has started. Maybe you went on vacation as well. Maybe you spent more time with your family. Maybe you simply slowed down during the holidays. I’m pretty sure you analyzed your results in 2017 and set goals for your main areas of focus for the new year. If you haven’t, there’s still time, but keep in mind […]

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