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Many people have situations in life that they hope to improve.

It can be that they hope to lose weight, hope to be more financially free, hope to better their business, etc.

The people who succeed are the people who don’t lay on the couch hoping for success… they make it happen, they get motivated.

They get up, go out and work. They won’t stop, even when they’ve achieved their goals.

Very recently, I was on a friend’s Facebook, and I was looking at one of their posts.

They have this desire to cut negativity out of their life, get a solid income and to take more control of their life… but at the same time, they’re upset they missed one of their favorite TV shows or hungover from a night of partying.

And I’m just sitting here… just thinking of how that works.

I  guess I would picture myself sitting around watching TV or at a nightclub partying and as I’m doing this, I say to myself:

“I hope I can hit all my targets for 2014… why are all these people successful and I’m not? What am I doing wrong?”

There’s the answer… stop watching TV, stop partying,  stop going to pubs, stop playing video games, etc.

FOCUS, put in the work and get motivated.

For such a simple issue to solve, it’s one of the main reasons why people fail and it’s one of the biggest excuses I hear from people who don’t accomplish their goals.

They’ll say stuff like, “I can’t find the time… I’m super busy.” But what they should really say is,

“I don’t have time for that.”

Because here’s the deal…

Most people who say they don’t have time to improve their life, hit their goals, etc, are the same people who will watch TV every single night.

There the same people instead of staying home on a long weekend to get work done, they go out and party, etc.

And to be honest… I don’t know anyone who became successful by watching TV, going out for drinks, playing video games, etc. Being successful is doing what ordinary people don’t do.

But let’s just say you actually don’t have that much time… 

They’re many things you can do to monetize the time that you do have.

To get info on that…

… dive into the video below as I break down what you need to do in order to get success.  I also create a game plan for you on how to deal with the limited time that you do have.

This will help you out if you’re extremely busy.

I hope this video gave you a better understanding with what you need to do in order to get success.

Remember that being successful isn’t something you do part time…  It’s something that requires all your focus and energy.

So.. Do Work, Get Motivated… Stay hungry.

Here’s a Recap… 

Ask yourself this… do you find yourself falling under this routine of making excuses about why you can’t find the time? Is it hurting your success? If so… look at your life and ask yourself what direction has been taking you?

Are you happy with direction and if continue this path for the next 6 to 12  months, will you hit your target? Or will you be doing the exact same thing you’re doing now.

I always tell people that whatever your goals, dreams, passions,etc, are.

You should be putting pieces in place so that you can start living your ideal lifestyle and if you don’t know where to start… then start anywhere. It’s better than not starting at all.

Cut the the excuses, cut the crap, get motivated, get work done.

For a busy schedule do these following things:

Start listening to audio tapes, listen to them on the drive to work, working out, at the gym, on walks, while you’re cleaning your house, etc.  Basically any chance you get, listen to audio tapes.

Start eating extremely healthy, quit the pop, quit the Red Bull and start putting healthy food in your body.  By eating healthy foods, you’re giving your body proper nutrition to fuel yourself.

Start working out,  after a long day of work, force yourself to go to the gym… just do it, even if it’s 30 mins.

Cut the bull crap out of your life, stop watching TV, stop wasting your time on activities, stop with anything that doesn’t benefit you.

Now if  you have the time but your main problem is that you’re struggling with the actual hardship and pain of your goal, then check out my blog post on setting goals.

I break down what happens when you’re on the journey to success.

Now…

… I want to hear from you.  Did you get motivated from this blog post?  Did you find yourself having any of these issues yourself?

Also, if you have any other tips you can share with time management, etc, I want you to leave it in the comment section below.

My readers would love to hear it.

Also, if you know anyone who has been slacking or has been hopping off the band wagon, then show them this blog post.  Help them and me out.

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  • Moniq

    One can never be too busy in life its all about priorities

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  • Lee

    Thank you! TV IS a huge time suck! I’m a team Beachbody coach, and always appreciate great advice!

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    • Joe Seeber

      Yeah it’s disgusting when you hear what the average amount of stats are for people watching TV. Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  • Sarah

    This is great. Thank you, Joe!!

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  • Veranika@VerasCooking

    Great post, Joe!

    I also think that people spend too much time on social media rather than with their families or friends.

    Even though life is impossible without internet now days, setting up a particular time of the day to connect is a big time saver.

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  • Andrew Williams

    There are three steps to success.
    1. Make it a priority. You always have time – it’s just being spent on other things.
    2. Set a clear, measurable goal. Track your progress. Know exactly what you’re aiming for.
    3. Do something towards your goal every day. It doesn’t have to be big or impressive. It just has to be positive, useful effort.
    Eventually, you cannot help but succeed. It might take a while, but it’ll work.

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    • Joe Seeber

      BOOM, those are some powerful words Andrew Williams.

      You’re exactly right, as long as you follow those steps and just keep moving forward… you’re going to find success. It’s not a matter of if, it’s just a matter of when.

      Thanks for the comment Andrew, btw you have lots of good content on your website.

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  • millyreginamary

    Some hard hitting words there but it motivated me to clean my house so great job. I also motivate myself by remembering that even if something takes a long time to do, you should do it, because that time is gonna pass anyway.

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    • Joe Seeber

      I’m glad this post and video got you motivated… that was the goal.

      Over the last couple of years I really been practicing being present, focusing on the now and it has helped me out in life tremendously. Whenever I have to do a long tedious task… I just zone out, focus on the now and be extremely present. And most of the time when I do this I enjoy myself and have a good time.

      I found running has helped me become more present, it forces you to focus on the now. Many times I would get tired mid run and have a couple more km’s to do. Instead of quitting and walking home… I would just put my head down, focus on the now, zone out and just put 1 foot in front of the other, etc.

      Next thing I would know, I would zone out, realize I’m almost finished my run and be getting second wind.

      It’s an awesome practice.

      Thanks for the comment btw.

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  • Jenny

    Love it…start anywhere. I am sometimes overwhelmed by ideas and then instead of starting something I get bogged down in the detail or go off chasing another idea. This year I’m writing down all of my goals and how to achieve them, that way I can see what I have done and I can focus on what’s important to me. Really well written thanks :-)))))

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    • Joe Seeber

      Glad you enjoyed the post.

      I understand with getting bogged down or overwhelmed, I think that’s a normal feeling because it’s the most uncomfortable feeling ever. To get to where you want you want to get, you have to do things you haven’t done before.

      So you basically have to become comfortable being uncomfortable… but it’s a good thing. Being uncomfortable means you’re growing as a person, etc. That’s why I read every single day, make sure I stay active, etc.

      When you find yourself stressed out, force yourself to go for a walk outside… you will feel a million times better.

      I’m glad you’re improving your life… it’s inspiring. I love hearing people who want more out of life and actually take action on it.

      Thanks for the comment.

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  • teachermrw

    Many of the students at the school where I teach need to read this post. Perhaps in doing so, they can alleviate some/most of the anxiety they often feel with respect to school work. A lot of their stress and anxiety is caused by ineffectual planning.

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    • Joe Seeber

      First of all… I think it’s amazing you’re a teacher.

      For teachers who actually care about a kids future… I have tremendous respect for because you’re making an impact on the future of the world.

      I’m not to sure how elementary school or high school is now because it’s been a while since I graduated. But I wish when I attended there would be personal development courses. I wish it was part of the curriculum because I feel like it would solve lots of issues.

      I’m glad you enjoyed my post… to the point that you think you should show it to your students. To bad I have a couple swear words in it. :D. I was in the zone.

      Thanks for leaving a comment though, it means the world.

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  • mrshocheng

    I’m a mother of two without nanny or babysitter and still have the time to do so many things, including running an online business and reading your blog post. I do agree completely that people should just stop saying that they don’t have the time and hoping that money would grow on their backyard, but just start doing it.

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    • Joe Seeber

      Woah, yeah I would say you’re a bit busy. I agree with you, it blows my mind when people complain that they’re not making enough money.. then do nothing about it.

      Once you actually get started you will realize it’s a lot easier then what you think. I think the hardest part is just taking action and being consistent.

      Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  • Natasha Rochelle

    I needed to read this! I don’t have TV, but I do spend a lot of time with friends. Thanks for this kick in the butt!!

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    • Joe Seeber

      Hey no problem, glad this motivated you. Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  • gailgoodwin

    Energy flows where attention goes. It’s as simple as that.

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  • Suzanne

    Hope is something we should hold in our hearts, souls to buoy ourselves during trying times; it’s not a strategy to accomplish a goal.

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  • Ashley

    YES!! I wish everyone I know would read, digest, and adhere to the lifestyle outlined in this post. Just do it! :)
    As for me, I’m a “list”-er. I make lists, prioritize and set measurable goals, then off I go!!
    Love the part in this post about just doing it: even if it’s thirty minutes in the gym or cutting the TV crap out of your life! Something I have been telling my friends and family for years,but I recently stopped, because I cannot keep being the voice of reason. Leading my example. I’m just doing what I need to do for me.

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    • Joe Seeber

      Yeah, I’m a list-er as well. I get too distracted so by having a list I know exactly what I need to do.

      I find when you strive to better your life… and you actually take action and such. You start meeting similar people or people with the results you desire. Which is great, it helps you succeed.

      Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  • Suzy Rowlands

    I think it was one of the Marx brothers that said: “I find the tele very educational. Every time someone switches it on, I go in the other room and read a good book.” Love that.
    When I find I’m procrastinating with a job, project etc, I set the alarm on my alarm clock for say 20mins and force myself to start on it. Often, 20mins later, I’m in full flow and wish to just carry on.
    Thanks for motivating stuff!

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    • Joe Seeber

      That quote is amazing… I chuckled for sure. That’s actually a good tip with forcing yourself to work and the alarm clock. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Noel Marie Ross

    My, I guess, “mantra” at the moment is you have to want something more than you fear it. If you want to lose weight, don’t fear losing the weight. Don’t fear not having the food. Don’t fear what will happen if you don’t get that “comfort” fix. Don’t fear being successful! People have an issue with getting out of their comfort zones, and they may truly want to do something but can’t let go of their security blanket. Be it food, tv, or whatever vice they choose.

    Great read!

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    • Joe Seeber

      Yeah… that’s a cool way of looking at it. Thanks for sharing your input!

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  • Rashmi

    Hey Joe. That was a great video. I am definitely inspired by your thoughts about success. I am already 30+. I have realized how fast the time flew and I have not achieved many things I wanted. Life is definitely short.
    I always remember a quote (I think it is by Harrison Ford). I didn’t find the exact saying but the overall meaning is something like this.. “When I reach the age of 60, I do not want to look back at life and repent”

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    • Joe Seeber

      Yeah, I here you, i’m getting closer to 30 and time flies by… Yeah I’ve heard of that quote before from Harrison Ford… it’s true.

      Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  • shawnabean

    Wow. This actually made me want to study…thanks! very motivational.

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  • Vesper

    Too often people find themselves on the path of least resistance – Facebook, video games, Game of Thrones are part of the deterrence from success in the actual doing of life. Not that social media and television are inherently producers of the ‘bad,’ but if one’s life isn’t moderated by actually going out and living in the external world, like going on a run, building something, learning about people and places around us. What is the point? Of course there is a time and a place for games and the virtual world. But — Give me real tennis over Nintendo wii tennis any day of the week.

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    • Joe Seeber

      I couldn’t of said this better myself. I agree, give me real tennis over Nintendo wii tennis. I can’t watch shows like Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones… they just suck me in. I go deep down the rabbit hole…

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  • Cody

    This is awesome. Definitely motivated me.

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  • Hilary Cooper

    Hi Joe

    I read your post with interest, and I do agree – it’s all about where we are directing our energy. We all have a finite amount and we have to choose where we “spend” it!

    The thing I notice in a lot of my clients, though, is that they can’t make the changes they know they need to make. The draw to slip back into old patterns and revert to our old, unproductive ways is often too much -as if we have an even larger, unconscious vested interest in not changing…

    One of the things I find really fascinating and rewarding is when we are able to ‘break’ an established pattern, so that real, lasting change occurs on a deep, bodily level. When that happens, it’s really profound and it’s about so much more than pure willpower. That’s what I help people do, and I really love it!!

    I’ll keep reading your posts -I’m very interested to see what else you have to say.

    Hilary

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    • Joe Seeber

      Yeah Hillary, I’ve noticed that too as well.

      It’s like people put up success barriers or they create these self limiting beliefs and they just start doing what feels comfortable.

      I know exactly what you’re talking about though… thanks for sharing your insight.

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  • crisperz

    What an awesome post! I totally agree! Recently I’ve started to make changes to turn my own life around – need to lose weight, career changes, more positivity, etc. I’ve found that changing your diet is the foundation – more energy, more restful sleep, and a better outlook altogether! Thanks for your post! Now let’s get moving!!

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    • Joe Seeber

      Yeah exactly… diet is huge. Awesome, I’m pumped you’re making some changes with your life! Thanks for taking time out of the day to leave a comment!

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  • anchored73

    Thank you! I needed this! While I was watching your video I started to do the dishes in my sink that have been piling up. And now my kitchen is clean! Now I’m cleaning my room and putting things away.

    I’ve also been depressed and been out of shape for so long and I really hate the way my butt looks right now. I need to go to the gym and stop being unhappy. My friend is also unhappy that she’s out of shape too. So we’re gonna be workout buddies and then when we are in shape we’re gonna tan too! And eventually look like total babes!

    I will definitely be following you for more advice!

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    • Joe Seeber

      I’m glad my video inspired you! I have a bunch of videos I go too when I don’t feel very motivated… they tend to do the trick.

      Yeah it sounds like you’ll have to be doing lots of squats… good to have a workout partner.. you guys can keep each other accountable.

      Thanks for the comment… let me know in 90 days where you’re at.

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      • anchored73

        Oh yes definitely and I have been doing yoga too. I already feel better and have a little more energy.

        You’re very welcome! I”ll for sure let you know where I’m at:)

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  • Dr. Iffat Zafar

    Totally agree to what you have said here. I know soooo many people who just simply can only hope that when will things get better and when will we have a job etc etc but they never try to do anything about it. I have always been very motivational to myself and to others also that they need to work; they need to do this or do that; I believe there is so much to do, so much to read that even a lifetime is very less in this context.

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    • Joe Seeber

      Yeah, it’s crazy the way with how people can rationalize their problems…

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  • Jade

    Love this!

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  • patti

    i just finished listening to your video. you have interesting thoughts. I am a 60 year old woman who feels blessed for the time I have had and all the time I have now. I decided about 20 years ago I wanted to change my life trajectory. I quit my social work job and opened my own business. it was an amazing adventure. since then my life has changed and I am now a full time care giver for my 91 year old mom (I was also a care giver for my dad who died 5 years ago from Alzheimers disease.) being a full time care giver kind of knocked me off track temporarily. I now walk three miles a day, about 6 days a week, and eat healthy. my partner and I just started an online recycled art and jewelry business. I work on my business everyday. the thing I would add to what you are saying is the fact that when your time is tied up by full time work or full time caregiving, you have to get CREATIVE. that desire has helped propel me forward into a life that is driven by living my life fully. 60 is absolutely awesome. I have to say I have more energy today than I have ever had. maybe it is the gift of being focused, of knowing what I truly desire for my life. also I believe in the gift of flexibility. when I was in my 20′s what I wanted in my life is different than what I want today. I would say to you remain open for the adventures that come your way. if you are too locked into the plan for today you may miss something amazing on the horizon. stay positive and keep moving. a fellow traveler.

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    • Joe Seeber

      Wow, that’s a fascinating story…. thanks for sharing. I also like the tip you added, for getting creative for the people who have limited time.

      If you take care of your body at a young age… then at 60 you’ll still be young. I sound like I’m on a similar journey too you as well.

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  • Tunrayo

    I find this very interesting, I’m very particular about setting goals this year and achieving them. I wrote a blog post on purpose and goal setting recently and I find your piece very insightful. I used to watch a lot of tv , now it just bores me the longest time I spend in front of the tv tjis days is less than an hour and I’m so proud of me. Lol. Thank you for following my blog, it helped me find yours.

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  • realmrsmoore

    Love it!! I decided not to sit on the sofa and watch tv last night and finally after years of procrastination started my blog. This is very timely indeed. PMA all the way!

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    • Joe Seeber

      BOOM.. Glad this post made you take action. Now follow my blogging tips to help take your blog to the next level! Thanks for leaving a comment. :D

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  • Jay Taylor

    Hey Joe :o) Thanks for following my new Blog, ‘The Art of Being Real’ – we obviously share a common interest in cutting out the crap and actually LIVING life ;o) I just watched your video here, and I have to say that if I was a ‘regualr’ person, I’d probably be feeling a little deflated right now, being WELL past my twenties, LOL … but, of course, I am not, being utterly unfazed and unaffected by my age: it simply has no meaning for me whatsoever. Crap? It would be if I weren’t living that as truth, but in my own experience, it really is true – ‘age’ is as made up as any other thought-based system we humans have concocted… Anyway, just thought I’d drop by and say ‘keep it real’, mister :o) With you all the way on getting things done instead of bemoaning one’s ‘fate’ – and on the whole ‘entertainment’ issue: as a species we are presently entertaining the life out of ourselves, quite literally. But I’m not, so there! ;o) xx Jay

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    • Joe Seeber

      Hey Jay, no problem… Yeah we definitely do share some common interests.

      I agree with age just being a number, that’s why I’m not worried about turning 30 in the next couple of years. I think even age 60 is young, but that’s only if you keep good care of your body, etc.

      Some powerful words you said, thanks for taking the time out of your day to leave a comment.

      :D

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  • Amapress

    The post is really motivating. I really do need to stop watching tv and playing less games. If I focused more on work I would be further.

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    • Joe Seeber

      Glad this post gave you a wake up call… that was the plan when I was writing this. Thanks for the comment.

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  • forgivenlife

    Wow! This could not had come at a better time!!! Thanks so much for sharing! This has motivated me! Thanks again!!!

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    • Joe Seeber

      Glad this post helped you out! Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  • s2nsupermean

    Hey bro, very motivating! Listening to the think and grow rich audios at the moment and loving it!

    Myself and 2 other mates work long and hard hours and are dedicated to the core to become millionaires by the end of the year.

    Nothing can stop us from our goal! Enjoyed ur blog.

    Thanks.

    Second to None Boys from New Zealand.

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    • Joe Seeber

      Hey buds, Yeah I just finished rereading that book, it’s powerful. I read that book about 7 years ago and forgot a bunch of it… I forgot how awesome it is.

      You should check out the book, Happy Pocket by David Cameron Gikandi. I have read that book about 3/4 times and took massive notes. That book has changed my life.

      Yeah I was checking out your blog… it’s inspiring as well. It’s crazy with what you can accomplish when you set your mind to it and you go about it the right way.

      Success leaves clues, it isn’t random. Most important thing people should do is read and get educated. I’m always reading… working on my mindset and expanding my consciousness.

      Thanks for leaving a comment and I look forward to following your journey to success.

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  • Inayat Ramdas

    Hey Joe,
    I’ve been feeling low the past few days, like feeling sorry for myself which i believe is the worst situation one can get into and my migraines (which i’m getting everyday now) do not help. This post has helped me and i hope i stay motivated !
    thanks!!!

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    • Joe Seeber

      Hey Inayat,

      First things first, if you’re feeling a bit sorry for yourself… go force yourself to go on a walk… It will make you feel way better. Whenever I’m stressed or feeling a bit blue, I’ll go for a walk. I just focus on my breath, I look at the birds, I watch the cars go by, I look at the clouds… and I just think. By the time I get back home I feel like a million bucks.

      I’m glad this post helped you out… try out my tip next time and let me know how it goes. Thanks for the comment.

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      • Inayat

        for me, photography gives me that feeling. takes me away from reality or brings me to it – whichever seems apt at that time!

        and walks, they are crazy-insightful. especially when the world looks bigger and better than your measly little problems :)

        thanks bro!

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  • Diane

    Great post, it is frustrating to see so many work so hard to F up their life. The answer is so simple and right in front of our eyes. We have become so dependent of quit fixes…we want a pill to solve our problems. We want to eat and drink empty calories and be fit. We want to have all the latest toys and wonder why our bank accounts are always near zero. We complain about the “fairness” of the world when we can’t have something…can you tell this post hit a nerve lol. Keep up the good work :)

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    • Joe Seeber

      Yeah Diane I 100% agree with you. The reason why I wrote this blog post because I see it so much that it was driving me crazy. Thanks for leaving a comment :)

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  • thediaryofabigfatgirl

    I just finished a week’s work in 3 hours. It is true that when you focus on your work that you’d be able to do your job. I turned off my television and motivated myself by thinking of a deadline. And yes I did it. :)

    Good writing btw :)

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    • Joe Seeber

      BOOM, yeah it’s pretty crazy with what you can get done when you focus. Thanks for the compliment.

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  • Rayne

    Great video Joe! A lot of motivational, goal-setting messages packed in it! Really appreciate how succinct and to the point you are. Thank you.

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    • Joe Seeber

      Thanks Rayne for the compliments, I appreciate you leaving a comment.

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  • slfinnell

    Just an old fashioned concept but I was always taught ‘the Lord helps those who help themselves’. Don’t hear that much anymore.

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  • Jimmy

    Here’s my problem: I have heaps of ideas for things that I want to do, yet I need money to start them up. By the time I’ve finished working for the week I only have a little time and energy left for my projects and only minimal money left over from rent, bills, groceries, etc. I find my job degrading and embarrassing, and I never work with my head held high there.

    Still, I plug away and I have my university qualifications for my ‘dream job’, just that no one in the industry is hiring.

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    • Joe Seeber

      Hey Jimmy, I can relate to you… I was in the same position as you not too long ago. I was working a job that was degrading, people would judge me, etc.

      But I still took my job serious, was very proud of it and tried to do my very best. I didn’t do it for my boss, I didn’t do it for my co-workers… I did it for myself. I did it because I knew if I do my best and actually try to put in an effort that it will prepare me for the day that I do get my dream job.

      I’m so fortunate that I did do that because I learnt many skills, in a job that was basically a bit degrading.

      What I would say to you is, try to fit in as many audio books as you can a day. Buy the audio book, “how to win friends and influence people” , “Rich Dad Poor Dad” learn from these books.

      So when you do get an opportunity for that dream job you have built various amount of skills that will help get you that job.

      I also think a big problem we have is that most people have the mindset of

      Have / Do / Be… They will say, once I have the dream job, then I’ll do the things that I want… and then I’ll be happy. That is the problem… because it’s the other way around.

      You have to BE the person who is willing to DO the things in order to HAVE the things you want.

      Join my Facebook community, shoot me a message, maybe I can get you started doing what I’m doing with creating an income online… or I can show you some alternatives. Either or… thanks for leaving a comment Jimmy.

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  • Roxy's Wicked Scents

    I agree that people waste a lot of time & fall into the woe is me, I’m too busy, etc mode; however, it’s also important to not loose focus on a work-life balance.

    At the end of the day we need to be filling our days with actions that’s going to make us feel good about our lives when we’re old & grey & looking back at our lives.

    But I guess that would fall under personal values that motivate the goals we set for ourselves.

    Thanks for the post. Guess I’ll apply your advice & get my behind out of bed checking posts & get ready for work!

    Have a great day!

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    • Joe Seeber

      Yeah I agree with you, I believe you should have a healthy balance.. but at the same time if you want success or achieve your goals sometimes you have to put most of your energy into that.

      So I guess it’s also about maintaining you’re other skills or other parts of your life… while you focus on learning your new skill.

      I just have a problem with people who complain about life and then spend the rest of their free time watching TV or doing nonsense.

      Thanks for leaving a comment and you have a great day as well!

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  • Daniel Shaw

    Hey Joe. You talk a lot of sense man, like the way you say it how it is. “If you want it go get it. Period!” Keep it up

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    • Joe Seeber

      Thanks boss, yeah I was just speaking without any censorship. Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  • DrUsual

    This is great advice. I struggle with the time sinks constantly, and the best case scenario is that when I sit down to a time sink (I’ll just check reddit once more, I’ll just glance at Facebook, let’s see what’s on CNN.com) I try to remind myself that the next hour could 1000 words of a novel versus an update on Justin Bieber’s arrest and who’s allowed to smoke what in which state. Worst case scenario is that I spent that hour playing a game or reading the news, and realize it was a missed opportunity to get that next 1000 words out.

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    • Joe Seeber

      I hear you, that was the biggest thing I had to learn when I became an entrepreneur was managing my time. I went whole life where I had someone telling me what to do, when to work,etc.

      So when I started working on my own it was like, well shit if you don’t put any work in… you’re not going to get paid. So I had to learn the hard way a couple times.. doh.

      But yeah, I actually don’t have cable TV, I can’t stand it, I hate watching the news, it’s all negative. Most of my news comes from bloggers, the web. I also keep like a clock where I let myself work super hard for an hour… then after that hour/2 hours then take a 20 min break.

      A reader left a comment the other day and told me a good tip. They said, tell yourself you’re going to work super hard for 20 mins, set a timer and everything. Force yourself for 20 mins to really focus… he said by the 20th minute, you get really into what you’re doing and you end up working a lot longer.

      Try that out, let me know how that goes.

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  • fashionistaslook

    This was a really great post & very motivational. thankyou!

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    • Joe Seeber

      Thanks, yeah I took my time to write it. Most posts I do I spent about 8+ hours writing to make sure their good. I try to capture my emotions and write out what I’m really feeling on paper. Thanks for the comment.

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  • Leah Hoppes

    *sigh, it’s so, so simple yet so many people want the result without the work. I enjoyed the post!

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    • Joe Seeber

      BOOM, you’re exactly right. thanks for leaving a comment.

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  • my1yeardiet

    Loved the post! Thanks for a good, motivation boost for my Tuesday :)

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  • worldruler007

    I don’t like watching tv as much as I used to (not sure if it’s because I’m in my mid 20s) but ever since I stopped, I’ve been able to focus on so many things I used to enjoy doing. I watch shows on netflix, when I take a break, and I find it easy to manage , because I can pause and rewatch whenever I want. My social life is minimal due to the snow, so that helps.

    Thanks for a great post!

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    • Joe Seeber

      Yeah, I hate watching TV as well.

      It’s funny the stuff that I’m into would probably make the average person roll their eyes. I think my real passion in life is just learning, I’m fascinated with EVERYTHING.

      I know so much random information about animals, qua tom physics, physiology, history, etc. I’m just so curious of the world and how everything works… so in my off time I always watching random documentaries or learning random stuff.

      I just finished listening to a 12 hour audio on Genghis Khan, absolutely amazing. It’s snowy hear as well so the only active thing I’m doing is snowboarding, so I have lots of time to soak up this random information.

      Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  • Anthony Simeone

    Great post, Joe, and glad to meet you! What people need to know is that you also need to pick the thoughts, beliefs, and emotions that serve you. Harboring the habit of negative thoughts because society tells you it’s “practical” is a sure-fire way to self-sabotage. As a fellow believer in the “law of attraction,” I salute you! ;-)

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    • Joe Seeber

      Yeah, you’re exactly right. I’ve anchored a bunch of positive emotions.. so whenever I feel bummed out on life… I just go through the positive emotions that I’ve anchored.

      Thanks for sharing your point… It’s very valuable. I plan on doing some more posts on Law of Attraction in the future too. It’s something I’m constantly practicing and learning.

      Thanks for the comment, awesome blog btw.

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  • Diane

    Joe you are right on in your advice how to get more done and reach your goals. I think the comments mentioned by others about getting out of our comfort zones are very true, it makes it harder. I’ve been working on reaching my goals, and obviously what i’ve been doing isn’t doing the job.lol.
    This blog post is very motivating, and straight to the heart of the matter. Thank you for sharing your ideas, you did a great job.

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    • Joe Seeber

      Yeah, I think life in general is about being outside your comfort zone… it’s when you do the most growing. Almost all the time I’m a little outside my comfort zone and then their our times where I’m super outside my comfort zone. Thanks for leaving a comment, good luck on your journey!

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  • alexandraannm

    yes! i agree! this is motivating! i absolutely love your “p.s.” {Failure is the default when you don’t take action.}

    i have never heard that quote before! as someone who is unemployed i’ve taken it upon myself to wake up every day, head to the gym, and then spend time researching positions and applying to jobs. i’m looking to relocate out of state with my boyfriend and although it’s challenging, i’m keeping the faith it will all come together and work out.

    i deleted facebook a few years ago, and have reactivated for a week at a time every couple of months. it doesnt add value to my life. if something isn’t adding value – delete it!

    so glad i came across your page and thank you for checking out my blog!

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    • Joe Seeber

      I love that quote as well, I heard it from a guy who goes by the name of Owen Cook. But it’s a quote I say often because it’s pretty hard hitting.

      Yeah you definitely have the right mindset, taking action, doing the research… it sounds like you will land yourself a good job. Everything happens for a reason right.

      Yeah for sure, that’s good to know that FB wasn’t offering value to you. I personally love Facebook, it keeps me in contact with all my friends all over the world. If I didn’t have it, it would be hard to keep in touch.

      Thanks for leaving a comment, and hey no worries.

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  • Subhash Rana

    Good understanding and strong hold on the trouble factors…a good motivator too.

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  • feistypickle

    Agreed. You have time for the things that you make time for.

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  • katyayanishukla

    Just what i needed as a new blogger. So thabkfull to have found you…. :)

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  • katiefurlong

    Great blog post, you nailed it ! I get very tired of hearing people complain about their life or telling me how “lucky I am” because what I have done in my life when the reality is luck has nothing to do with it. I acutally have horrible luck, but I set goals and work at my goals until they are done. I refuse to let anyone, anything or bad luck stand in my way.

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  • Revealed Woman

    If my husband had only read this, perhaps (but unlikely) we would not have separated. His life’s mantra has always been “I don’t have time.”

    Very inspirational Joe. I’ve achieved one of my goals – only happiness and an income left!!

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  • Karolina

    This is all true and pretty motivating but we never know when success isn’t equvialent with what is right for us.
    For example, my great goal was to be fit, thin and exercising 2-3 times a week. All I did was cut down on sweets and junk food plus work out. Within 3 months I was feeling and looking fabulous. And guess what? I needed to stop, because I was having health issues. It turned out that I can never be my dream size, and not because I had done something wrong. The reason was that my body requires a certain amount of fat cells that produce hormones and I cannot change that. I had it all, I succeeded and I HAD to roll down to the bottom – again. It was very hard to get over it. Much more difficult than never reaching that point. Why? Well, now I know what my success feels like and I can never have it in it’s purest form.

    What I’m saying is that if everyone was successful, we wouldn’t even know they are. It’s the same as with happiness and sadness. We tell happy people from the miserable ones just because there is a contrast. Some of us are better off living simple lives. All we have to do is learn how to extract a smile from a lazy evening in front of the TV.

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  • kaypublique

    There is shortage of things to complain about these days – there’s always something bad happening. That’s just life – but wallowing is a choice. So glad to find your blog – positivity is so key and it’s sometimes hard to find especially in the echo chambers. Keep up the great posts.

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  • nnppixiedust

    Thank you for this! I feel like I make a lot of excuses! It stops here!

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  • maryjanejohnsonblog

    awesome. . just what I needed today..
    surefire motivation … thankyou :)

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  • Krishna Raghunathan

    Hi Joe,

    Agree with you completely. Things like ‘live for the day’, ‘seize the day’, ‘live life to the fullest’, etc., might mean that don’t waste any time in your life while you have it, however, it’s interpreted the wrong way and people just end up doing what they find comfort in, rather than working hard towards success. Success is not something that one would achieve overnight, it has to be earned by putting in the effort consistently. I learnt it the hard way and am trying to make amends now.

    Thanks for the post! It’s enlightening and enriching.

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  • Louise

    This is great!!!

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  • Kene Okoye

    On point. Success doesn’t just happen… You make it happen.

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  • iamtheunsub

    I 101% agree with you.
    People must get slapped on the face with this post.

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  • Nancy

    Good writer and post

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  • Stella

    This is a wonderful post! It does remind me of myself and why do I feel stuck at the moment, I’ve lost my initial desire to get myself motivated… But I’m quite inspired to do so now and I do believe it’s never too late to make your dreams come true – all that matters is that you never stop dreaming! Thank you for the motivation! :)

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  • Merryn

    So so true Joe. I have been thinking a lot lately about my priorities in life and what I need to do to make them happen. I have wasted several years going round in circles, getting nothing done and getting to the start of a new year, wondering if anything will ever change. Your blog post reminded me again that it is I who will make the changes and nobody else. Keep up the motivational posts – they are great! :)

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  • Deep S

    loved this article!

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  • Liza

    I decided this week to set serious goals in my work. Wow, your blog hit home! Thanks.

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  • Julie

    Joe, even though I am a big believer that ‘thought makes things’ I also agree with you that if you ‘hope’ your way through life, then you don’t accomplish half of what you might if you just knuckle down.
    Thank you for the great post, and the follow.

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  • Billy

    Great post! Since high school, I’ve committed myself to not watching too much T.V. but there’s always something that causes distractions! Hitting one’s goals really involves lots of hard work, dedication, and patience. Thanks!

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  • shefalisrivastav

    Hey joe!
    Great piece.
    I did find your post quite motivating :)

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  • Ben

    I love stumbling upon a post that shares a similar topic with one I just recently posted, and that is the case here. As I said in mine, the fact that some people have the ability to work and succeed…yet don’t?!…blows my mind! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, because your motivational posts always hit home with me. Check it out here: http://benjaminsolak.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/versatile-blogger-award/

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  • booboojing

    I am also a couch potato on weekends and this will soon stop when my part time dip starts in a week’s time.

    Get committed to something, this will reduce the number of excuses and temptations.

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  • Jess

    Ooh, thankyou! your post is great! Its so easy to get sidetracked by TV in today’s world, as well as iphones and social media! Its so easy to sit sit sit!!

    Cheers,
    Jess

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