Overcoming FEAR and Creating Lasting Success Personal Development 101 with Krystal Comber

 

Don’t Let FEAR Take Control Of Your Life – Personal Development 101 – Presented by Krystal Comber

Why is it that so many of us don’t take control of our lives, work toward our goals and simply TAKE ACTION?  Everyone out there has a purpose, you know it deep down in the depths of your soul.  Whether it be a new business venture, hobby, interest in a person (romantic or platonic), losing weight, quitting smoking, eating healthy, taking vitamins, starting that daily routine you have always claimed you would do, but never did…the list goes on.

When you think about New Year’s Resolutions what comes to mind?  Have you ever set a New Year’s resolution in the past?  Did you succeed or fail miserably?  In today’s economy, we hear a lot of “When I start my…”, “Tomorrow I will…”, “After my birthday I will…”, “As soon as I find a buddy to do it with me, I will…”.  I can’t begin to explain how many times I hear that on a daily basis.

Stop putting a date out there and just DO IT!

Procrastination is unfortunately one of the biggest results of fear and we all experience it at times…some more than others. Procrastination is also the result of little to no success in our lives.  If you want to see results, then start jumping out of your comfort zone and create a battle plan to work toward your goals, one day at a time.

Success does not occur over night.  That is a common misconception that so many fail to realize.  They think that if they decide to start a business, that they will immediately see the money coming in.  Think again!  Yes, there are success stories of individuals where instant success occurred but this should not be expected.  If it happens then good for you, but what we need to prepare for is seeing results slowly form overtime and know that there is light at the end of the tunnel.  Keep this in mind…the more focused, prepared and committed you are…the higher results and quicker success you will see.

Let me give you a couple examples

Business – An individual decides to start a farming business.  They buy the equipment and hire the employees that they will need. The next week they see no results. Why is this?  Because they didn’t follow through further.  After the two steps they took, they should’ve created a battle plan…The overall layout of the farm, the best location for each crop, areas that have sunlight vs no sunlight, irrigation system locations, green house areas vs outdoor open, promotion tactics, reaching out to other businesses and potential customers, etc. It takes time, hard work and a clear goal set in mind.

Fame – An individual decides to create a YouTube channel only on the thought that they want to be famous and make money. They don’t know they want to be famous for, but they watched a video on a success story of an 8 year old that became famous very quickly and now benefits from a solid income based on ads from the videos.  They go to YouTube and create a channel, setup the monetization settings, google webmasters, create a quick blog, upload a few videos and then don’t understand why they didn’t become successful over their first week.

Why?!

My question to this individual would be “Why did you create this blog?”  It all truly starts with Why, no matter how you look at it.  If your only goal is fame and fortune, then you are missing a very essential point to the meaning of success.  Why is this individual seeking fame and fortune?  To provide for their family?  To live a life with no financial worry?  To feel like they have a purpose..a meaning?

What is it that they can provide to viewers out there that will keep them loyal fans?  A laugh every day?  A trade or information on how to do something?  Inspirational stories to make the viewers feel uplifted, as if they can conquer the world?

We must know why we do the things that we do.  We must have a clear focus and mindset to be able to achieve the goals we set in place.  Don’t be vague when coming up with these things.  Think about what it is and why you want the things you want.  Once you figure that out, start simple and grow big!  If you stay consistent and dedicated, you WILL see results form and ultimately the success you crave.

Where Do I Start?

I would like you to partake in a simple activity in finding out your why, what your purpose is, why you have been putting it off, and what you can do start your transformation in the right direction.

  1. What do you desire most in life?
    1. Financial freedom, security, love, happiness…
  2. What do you enjoy doing?
    1. Sports, helping others, computer work, reading/researching, watching movies, playing video games, artwork, crafts…
  3. What are you good at?
    1. Are there certain activities or topics that others are always seeking your advice on?
  4. In what areas of your life are you unhappy or unsatisfied currently?
    1. Job, family, finances, love…
  5. What do you see yourself doing in 5-10 years?
    1. What does your life look like at that time, who is a part of it, how are you making a living…?
  6. How can you begin to alter your life into a more productive and fulfilling way?
  7. What have you said you would do but didn’t?
  8. Any New Year’s resolutions gone bad?
    1. Why?
  9. What is it that makes you procrastinate on specific topics?
  10. What are you going to do NOW…TODAY… to begin addressing these topics and working toward your goals?

I’d like you to take the time to sit and answer these questions.  Really think about them and answer them honestly.  We will be revisiting them in our next Personal Development Lesson to help you begin to conquer your fear and start generating results and success in your life.

My next Personal Development 101 Lesson will be on Creating Battle Plans and how to attack from every angle.

Cheers to success!

– Krystal Comber

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Armless Man and His Blind Friend Together Spent 10 Years Planting 10,000 Trees in China

Man has done amazing things in this world. When we look at the course of history, we see heroes like Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela who sacrificed the comfort of their lives for the comfort of others and for the good of their next generation. There are also many unsung heroes around who despite the difficulties in their lives continue to help others and work for the betterment of their society without any expectation of reward. The same is the case with these two great men, who despite their physical inability, decided to do the unbelievable.

A blind man, Jia Haixia and his friend named Jia Wenqi, who is a double amputee and has lost both his arms spent almost 10 years planting nearly 10,000 trees in a once barren land around a village name Yeli in the northeastern region of China.

Haixia was born with one blind eye and lost his other eye in the year 2000 in an accident during the work. Wenqi unfortunately lost his both his arms in an accident when he was only three years old. Both these men when saw that their village is prone to flood, decided to become each others strength and do something that will help to get rid of the problem. They worked for 10 years and did the unexpected. Both of them together leased 8 acres of land from the government and planted almost 10,000 trees which ultimately helped to protect the village from flood.

Many people were inspired by the amazing story of these two men and it went viral on the social media and were also featured in the news articles and magazines. Their story was so inspirational that Haixia may get surgery for his blinding which is actually due to congenital cataract.

 

1. Haixia plant the saplings while Wenqi cares for them and waters them

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2. They have together planted almost 10,000 trees

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3. They help each other to cover the others weakness

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4. Together, they make a great planting team

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5. Their work helped protected the village from flooding

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Ways to Grow your Startup Business faster than your Competitors

In every kind of startup, whether it’s a completely unique idea or you are launching a new feature using an already existing idea, in most of the cases you are going to have some rough patches especially in the initial stages of your journey because you don’t know about the atmosphere of the market or the market response after the launch of your product. No matter, how revolutionary your idea or your product is; its success majorly depends on the customer mood or the heat it will generate after its launch. So, it is important for everyone to take care of a few things at the startup of their business which will help them to boost and grow faster than their competitors.

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1.      best-deal-promise1Sell something before startup

The major misconception that most of the founders and innovators have is “If I build, they will come”. This doesn’t happen generally. You have to show the value of your product to the targeted audience and advertise it in the right direction for its success. So, first try selling something. It will give you a good idea of how to advertise your product in a better way.

2.      Use a platform

It may seem expensive but using a platform will help to promote the sales of your product on a great level. Using a platform which already has a place and a name in the market will help you to show or advertise your product on a larger scale. For example, online platforms like Amazon which millions of people visit every day to see and buy the product according to their needs offer their services to promote your product as well.

3.      Use landing pages

Landing or squeeze pages can also help a lot for lead generation that will ultimately promote your product. If you don’t want to hire a coder to code a landing page for you, it’s fine. There are multiple online platforms available to create landing pages like Instapage, Unbouce etc. where you can just drag and drop to build a good landing page of your choice. Hiring a coder will certainly give you unlimited options about the design and functionality of the landing page. So, if you are 100% positive about it, then hiring a programmer would be a better option.

4.      focusFocus on only one thing

You will see many successful entrepreneurs but no parallel entrepreneurs, because if you want to achieve something big, you have to focus on that specific thing. So, do the only things that you are best at and don’t get impressed by someone else success in any other field. They have their own talents and you have your own specialty. So, focus on your own talents and be the best at what you do.

5.      Make a good team

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If you look at great entrepreneurs like Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg, they all had the best of teams which ultimately helped to excel in their field. Having a good team will help you to manage your company very effectively and efficiently. It can’t be true about anyone that he is good at everything. You may be good at making your product but not good at selling at or advertising. So, have a partner who is good at those things and in this way, with the help your team, you can cover your weaknesses.




If You Want a Happy Life: Give up Facebook.

Happiness is known to be a subjective thing. There is no constant or specified definition of happiness. Everyone has its own domain of happiness connected to some goal or idea, likewise some say, happiness revolves around money. But the thing is, everyone wants to have a happy life which has no worries. Over the years many renowned philosopher and researchers have looked into the idea of happiness and according to most of them happiness is something that can’t be weighed. Happiness can be created, just look into yourself and find happiness and if you will be successful, you will surely nurture it to make it grow and share it with the world.

Recently a study in the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen has shown that if you want to live a happier life, then give up Facebook.

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This research was executed by Happiness Research institute. This experiment was experienced on 1,095 people in Denmark, who were divided into two groups, half of them continued using Facebook while other were advised to avoid Facebook for about 10 days.

HRI’s chief executive, Meik Wiking told AFP, “We focused on Facebook because it is the social media that most people use across age groups”.

So the statistics they extracted from all the research was:

Participants who used Facebook on daily basis:

94% visits Facebook on daily basis

86% browse newsfeed very often

78% use Facebook for about 30 minutes daily

61% prefer to post on Facebook daily

69% prefer to post pictures on Facebook of their great experiences

So after having these statistics research center stated, “Social media is a nonstop great news channel, a constant flow of edited lives which distorts our perception of reality.”

HRI stated: In this research we wanted to have a test that how much Facebook effects one’s life. So we have two groups one used Facebook as their daily routine while other group did not use Facebook for an entire week.

What We Found about Facebook

After a week we asked both of the groups what you feel and what is your analysis about satisfaction of life. The group which was said not to use Facebook reported significantly high level of satisfaction. People felt happier and feel less sad and lonely without Facebook. They said that they are now social in a physical way rather than having social life just on internet through Facebook which was not so beneficial and felt that they waste their time less. While other group which was involved in using Facebook feel less satisfaction from their lives.

According to Happiness Research institute people on Facebook are 39% less happy and unsatisfied from their lives as compared to those who are not using Facebook. So if you want to be happy in your life and have a social life in real then “Give up Facebook”.

 




10 Smartest Dogs in the World

Dogs are considered to be one of the most intelligent animals in the world. They are considered to be most loyal, smart and very energetic pet as well. Dogs are very useful in catching thieves because of their strong sense of hearing and smelling. Dogs are also used by investigation agencies to find out critical solution of problems regarding bombs and gun powder. There is large number of breeds of dogs; some are large in size while other are small size dogs. Their characteristics and qualities vary from breed to breed. They can be used as guard dogs, working dogs, hunting dogs etc. There are about 300 to 400 breeds of dogs in the world. Here we are discussing the top 10 smartest dogs in the world.

1. Australian Cattle Dog

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Australian cattle dog is medium size dog. It is a working dog used for controlling and herding cattle. This dog is exceptionally intelligent, alert and fiercely protective loyalty over its property and people. Normally it is 19 inches tall having weight of 30 to 60 pounds and he is on number 10 in the list of smartest dogs in the world.

9. Rottweiler

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Rottweiler is basically a German dog. It is also a herding dog but also used as a guard dog and police dog. They are well known because of their braveness, courage and keen perception. Rottweiler is large size dog with an average height of 27 inches and an average weight of 80 to 100 pounds.

8. Papillion

Papillon is small size dog. They are cute dogs with heavy fur. This butterfly ear dog is smart, tough and strong than it appears. You can keep this dog even at a small space. They have large stamina and like to go on long walk. Their average height is 10 inches having a weigh of 9 pounds. They are considered to be a smart dog.

7. Labrador Retriever

This dog is known as the best family dog. Labradors are very affectionate. Labrador is a working dog. They are known for their intelligence, affection and most of all their sniffing characteristic. They are very loyal and are perfect companions for kids. They have medium height of about 22 inches and weight vary from 70 to 100 pounds. They are on number 7 in the list of world smartest dogs.

6. Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland sheepdog is also a herding dog. This dog is highly intelligent and have great efficiency, easy to train because this dog learns new command with little repetitions. This dog can live anywhere indoor as well as outdoor. It has an average height of 16 inches having weight of almost 27 pounds.

5. Doberman Pinscher

Doberman is a fearless dog. They have deep stamina and consider as one of the most popular guard dog. They can be easily trained and very popular because of their smartness and their history as war and police dogs. Doberman is a great addition to a family. They have an average height of 26 inches and weight varies from 66 to 88 pounds.

4. Golden Retriever

This breed of dog is very affectionate and popular. They are highly regarded for their intelligence. Golden retriever can learn up to 200 commands, this quality make them indispensable companion both at home as well as outdoor. They are on number 4 in the list of smartest dogs in the world. Golden retriever can have weight up to 80 pounds.

3. German Shepard

German shepherd is very active dog. They bred originally because of their intelligence, smart, courageous and protective. They are considered to be best companions and easily trained just by few repetitions. They are used as guard dogs, police dogs and search and rescue dogs. They are large size dogs having an average height of 24 inches and weight of 80 pounds.

2. Poodle

Poodles are easily trained, steadfast and sharp-minded. They love to play and can be used as guard dogs, especially the standard size poodles. They love to go on a walk and have playtime. They are so efficient at swimming. Poodles come in many sizes from toy to standard and they are at number 2 in the list of smartest dogs in the world.

1. Border collie

World smartest dog is Border collie because of their intelligence, high energy and extra ordinary smartness. If you are keeping this breed than you should be active and have high energy because this dog love to do exercise and long walks. This breed is easy to train, very well behaved and true-blue companion.




Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence

There are some traits of personality that are necessary to be successful in life. Self-confidence is the one of the most important. Self-confident people are praised by others because they have confidence in their abilities and are often risk takers. They believe that they have the ability to get pass through difficult times and any type of obstacles that come in their way. They are generally optimistic people and have a positive vision of life. Self-confident people ultimately reach their goal and become successful and source of inspiration for others.

It is a common misconception that personality traits like self-confidence are innate abilities and that can’t be learn later in life but that is not true. You can learn to be self-confident and adapt yourself to some habits that will help you to boost your self-confidence. This is very important for you to be successful so let’s discuss some of best practices that you should learn to boost your self-confidence.

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1.      1371629489-image.jpg-scaledBelieve in yourself

Believing in yourself is the most important thing to be self-confident. It matters the most that how you see yourself. You have to believe in your abilities and that you are no less than the others, rather there is something special about you. You have to consider the fact that you can achieve anything with the right direction and hard work. You have to set yourself free from worry, strife, fear of failure, and take a leap of faith in yourself that will ultimately make you confident that you can do anything.

2.      Ignore negative thoughts

Negativity is the killer of self-confidence. Negative approach and negative thoughts will make you worried all the time and you will never be able to take risks in your life. Thinking about how not to lose will ultimately make you a looser. Negative people are the main source of negative thoughts. You have to see the circle of your friends and family and step away from those people who induce thoughts in you like what if you fail? Or no one has ever done it, how will you do it? These type of things only shred your confidence and put you down. You have to ignore these type of people and thoughts and put some positive enthusiasm in your life. If you want to start a new project, don’t focus on your life problems and start working on your goals with optimistic approach.

3.    start-strengths-hourglass-image  Know Your Strengths

Know who you are? What abilities do you have? In what field of life can you thrive? What amazes you and what do you really want to achieve? Following your own destination in the field of your own choice, using you talent in the work that you love will definitely increase your confidence and you will a have strong believe in yourself thus having more chance to achieve your destination.

4.      Focus on solutions

Change your focus from problems to solutions. Focusing on solutions is one of the best things that will boost your self-confidence, because it makes you optimistic and hopeful to achieve your goal. Find out solutions to solve the problems that you are facing and getting in way of your success. Once you get rid of that problem, it will surely make you feel better and look forward to the target that you want to achieve. Solving the problems will increase your mettle to achieve the medal.




Weapons Used In Star Wars Series

Star Wars is a comic fictional series directed by George Lucas. The film series was a great success and it was acclaimed by many people. The reason of Star Wars success was that it was a unique idea. The plot of the film series, the characters, the set, the vehicles and the weapons, everything was different from the common idea of filming of a movie. The design and functionality of the weapons were supposed to be unique but George Lucas wanted to give a lived-in look to the weaponry so the weapons were designed by modifying the design of real world weapons. Let talk about some of the famous methods that were used in the Star Wars film series.

1.      BlasTech T-21 (Lewis Gun)

This gun carried by the Sandtrooper Officer in the Star Wars film, A New Hope, is a British Lewis light machine gun. It is a light repeating blaster with its drum magazine removed and minute cosmetic alterations.800px-T-21blasterifle

2.      BlasTech DL-44 (Mauser C96)350px-SWHanB

The gun is a heavy blaster pistol which was mostly by Han Solo and Rebel Alliance. The gun was also also used by Luke Skywalker in the film, The Empire Strikes Back. The design of the gun was copied from the real life gun, Mauser C96. A sniper rifle scope was added on the front with some minor changes in the magazine and body.

3.      Ion Blaster

The design of the Ion Blaster is based on the real life gun, British Lee Enfield No. 1 MKIII, and it was used by the Jawas in the film, A New Hope. The design of the gun is almost similar to the real life gun except a grenade launcher barrel is added on the shortened barrel.

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4.      BlasTech DH-17 (Blaster Pistol)

SWE11br2Another pistol used by the Rebels in the Star Wars films is BlasTech DH-17 Blaster Pistol. The Rebels used this weapon against the Stormtroopers at the blockade runner. The gun was later seen in the hands of the officers and guards on the Death Star. For the film, The Empire Strike Back, the gun was made from the real Sterlings. In the post-production, the muzzles were added.

5.      E-33 Carbine Rifle (Webley & Scott Flare Gun)

E-33 Carbine Rifle is the modified version of Webley & Scott No.1 Mark 1 Flare Gun. The gun was used by Boba Fett in the films, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The barrel was kind of simple in The Empire Strikes Back but the design of the barrel was changed in Return of the Jedi to a more distinctive design and the sniper scope was moved backwards.

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7-year Old “Shake it off” with Taylor Swift

Well you are never too young to shake it off. In August of the same year, a video of a young boy, Dylan Barnes, passionately dancing on the song “Shake it off” went viral on social media. Dylan widely became famous after making his dance video and sharing it on the internet. The video went so viral that the famous Ellen DeGeneres invited Dylan to her show “The Ellen DeGeneres show” to display his best moves. After the show, DeGeneres gave him the tickets of Taylor Swift’s concert in Kansas City, Missouri which is near to his hometown. She also promised Dylan to have a backstage meeting with Swift.

After the concert, not only Dylan had a meeting with his icon, Taylor Swift, in the backstage. But  Taylor was so impressed with the boy that she decided to have a dance with the young lad. So Dylan had a “Shake it off” dance party with the superstar. A video of the dance was also shot which Taylor shared on her Instagram with this caption: “Finally got to meet Dylan, the 7-year-old who passionately danced to ‘Shake It Off’ on Ellen — and this happened.”

Both of them seem to enjoy the party quite a bit, where the songster Taylor is dancing bare footed on the carpet and the young Dylan is showing his moves with the song played in the background. This video also went viral and Dylan’s mom thanked Taylor Swift with the tweet: “Thank you @taylorswift13 for making #persianbigred dreams come true! You are a class act! #shakeitoff #TaylorSwift”.

Taylor Swift is an amazing star where she keep on making her fans’ dream come true and make them happy.

 




Nasra, The Dog who grew too Fast

If you like to have healthy and productive life then gets pets. According to a research, people who own pets are more active and happy because pets promote mental and physical health. As we grow old we become less active, so we have to have something that keeps us busy and don’t die prematurely. Pets keep you busy and they provide you responsibility, exercise and companionship. So you must have a pet that is compatible with your lifestyle.

There are varieties of domestic animals that can be your pet. Some people love to have cats as their pet while others love dog. Dogs are considered to be loyal and there is no doubt about it. There is large number of breeds of dogs and every breed has its own attributes. Some breeds are large size dogs and some are small in size. Dogs grow very quick usually they have an average life span of 8 to 12 years.

Here is a story of a couple Alex Dennison and Ashley Lewis and their German shepherd puppy which grow too quickly. They didn’t believe that their German shepherd puppy named as Nasra could grow so quickly. They have saved all the pictures of their puppy from 8 weeks to 8 months. Dennison and Lewis told about their early days with Nasra in an online interview.

“When she was young, we go on walk daily in the evening and people passing by told us that how beautiful she is”. Couple mentioned that they always talk about her size, her paws and head, and how she is going to be so big, and yes they were right because Nasra become so big even at 8 months.

Nasra, The Dog at 8 Weeks

Nasra dog is big at age of 8 weeks

 

Nasra At 8 Months

nasra dog has become very big at 8 months

 

8 Weeks to 8 Months

8 week to 8 months of nasra dog

 

Nasra’s Family

the amazing family of nasra dog

 

Nasra With Her Owner

the awesome owner of the dog nasr

 




7 Happiest Cities in the US

What is happiness? Happiness can be defined in many ways; Happiness to us is anything that brings smiles to our faces. Happiness brings sense of liveliness in one’s attitude towards life. You cannot measure happiness neither it can be traded nor profited, still everyone seeks happiness. It is just a feeling that brings a sense of joy in your life. There are status, symbol and wealth but these things cannot guarantee you happiness. There is a very famous saying “Money can’t buy happiness” and nobody can deny this fact. Everyone has different interpretation when it comes to happiness. Here are the few of the happiest cities of U.S which are:

1. North Port-Sarasota.

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North Port is the city located in Florida. According to survey of 2010 it has population of 57,357. It is known to be one of the happiest city of U.S.

2. Urban Honolulu

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This place is known to be a destination of tourists located in the U.S state of Hawaii and a happiest city of U.S.

3. Raleigh

It is the capital of the State of North Carolina. It is very popular city of North Carolina. It has population of 431,746.

4. Oxnard, Thousand Oaks Ventura

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This city is located along the coast of South California. According to population it is 19th most populated city of U.S with the population of 203,007.

El Paso

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This city located in far West Texas, United States. It has population of 674,433 according to 2014 census.

6. Provo

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Provo is the third largest city of U.S located in the state of Utah. It has population of 116,286 according to 2013 census. It is the largest city and county seat of Utah County.

7. San Jose

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It is 3rd largest city in the state of California according to population and 10th largest city of United State in population. The Silicon valley is a part of this great city and contributes to its economy largely.