How to Achieve Your Goals by Being Bolder

Do you feel like life is passing you by? It’s normal to look around and have the feeling your friends and family are living their life to the fullest and you’re just cruising through your life on automatic mode. However, don’t let anything stop you from doing what you truly want. Life is not for other people and here are some tips on how to enjoy life to the fullest by taking risks and being bolder.

“The only safe thing is to take a chance.” ― Elaine May

It’s Okay to Break the Rules

If you want to win the game, first you need to learn the rules. Then you learn how to bend the rules. Understand you don’t have to follow every single regulations in the world. Of course you have to respect some rules – *ahem federal laws* – But the rest is fair play. If you really want to do something, ask yourself first if the rules are necessary, what do I feel is the right way to go and can I bring my own flair into it? Be bold, make up your own rules!

Start Before You Feel Ready

“Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it. Doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that- that’s what life is.” – Amy Poelher

Guess what, you’ll never feel 100% ready so might as well give it a solid shot now. It is scary but courage isn’t the absence of fear, it’s being fearful but going ahead anyway. You want to learn the perfect blackjack strategy and start playing online casino? Do it now. Want to go bungee jumping? Do it now! Tomorrow is a foreign concept because technically it doesn’t exist. Who knows how long you still have on this earth? If you don’t start today what you really want to do, you’ll miss the great opportunities on your path.…

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My 2016 Resolutions: Looking Back

When I kicked off the year with the intention of making it the greatest year ever, I was full of hope, maybe a bit of delusion. So how did I far 6 months in? If I could start all over again, what would I change? Taking some steps into improving your life is not easy but well worth it. Here are my top 2016 resolutions and the impact it had on my life.

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama

Save More Money

Wow I didn’t pick the easiest resolution to start with. Hell, even eating healthier sounds more fun than cut my expenses and earn more cash. It was actually pretty easy to cut down on spending in the first few months. Winter made it harder to go out to eat and drinks, so I focused on home cooking. I’ve also stopping visiting local casinos and started playing on my Iphone instead. I really like the Zodiac Casino app as it allows me to save money on transportation and drinks.

Meditate Everyday

“Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divinity within you” – Amit Ray

Before 2016, my only experience with mediation happened during an intense session of hot yoga. The teacher just gave directions but I was too busy wondering what I would buy for dinner that I missed the supposedly deep emotional awakening that was promised by meditation. Well I’m proud to say that I’ve fallen in love with meditation, will even go as far as saying we’re soulmates! It only takes 10 minutes a day and it brings me so much joy and inner peace. Without a doubt it’s the best gift you can give to yourself. Start today and you won’t regret it.

Take Care of Your Body

“Respect your body. Eat well. Dance forever.” ― Eliza Gaynor Minden

Without realising it, I’ve been neglecting my body and overall health for years. I’ve suffered from an injury that does not heal and frankly, I had given up any hope of a cure. Boy was I wrong, with the help of a fantastic team of chiropractor, personal trainers, and dietitian I feel the best I’ve been in over ten years. My advice would be to not give up, keep searching for the people that can help you. In any circumstances, your health goes on first. The rest can wait.…

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4 Dupes for High-End Products

In my effort to reduce my expenses and live a more frugal life, I’ve had to say goodbye to the high end products that I love. It doesn’t mean that I’ve stopped spending money altogether. It forced me to find creative alternatives to my lifestyle. It wasn’t easy but my finances are much better for it. Here are my favourite dupes of various products that will hopefully make you save some money.

1. Going to the movie/Watching TV –> Netflix

I’ve stopped my cable subscription a few months ago and I’ve made a pledge with my friends that we won’t go to the movies until further notice. Why? Because that thing is EXPANSIVE! If you’re lucky, you’re paying $50 per month for cable and $12 per movie tickets. It may not sound that expansive but cumulatively that’s hundreds of dollars per year. You’re much better off switching to Netflix for $10/month for all your favourite TV series and movies. It’s dangerous because binge watching is OH so fun, but if you want to save money that’s the best alternative for you.

2. Clothes Shopping –> 2nd Hand Swap

An environmentalist friend from college introduced me to the concept of second hand clothe swap. It works like this: gather a group of friends, the more the merrier, and organise one day where everyone brings 10 items of clothing they do not want anymore. Everyone ends up finding new pieces to their taste, get rid of unwanted articles and the best part is that it’s free

3. Make-Up and Hair Products –> DIY

At the beginning, it wasn’t so hard to stop purchasing makeup and hair products. I had such a vast collection that it took months (even years in some case) before I felt the need to purchase anything. Interestingly, I found that most products can be replaced by food items already in your kitchen. For face and hair mask, I use coconut oil, eggs and sugar. To replace blush, I pinch my cheeks to give me that natural glowing look.

4. Casino trips –> Mobile Casino App

Gambling is a side passion of mine, I used to go a couple times a month to the casino. Getting all dolled up, bringing my friends and hitting the town was the norm. Ever since I’ve made the switch to online casinos, I’ve saved myself hundreds of dollars per years in taxis, alcohol, food and even casino chips! That’s because mobile app offer advantageous bonus for new players, you don’t have to play with a lot of money to get the full gambling experience at Zodiac Casino.…

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