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In this issue:
- Brain Buddha: How to Quiet the Chatter In Your Mind
- Money Buddha: What Millionaires Do To Create Multiple Streams of Income
- Body Buddha: Build Muscle & Strength Fast
- Relationship Buddha: How to Be a Better Friend
- Brain Buddha’s Visual of the Week
BRAIN BUDDHA 🧠
How to Quiet the Chatter In Your Mind
Whether you’re berating yourself with negative self-talk or you’re trying to solve a problem that’s frustrating you, you might be fighting off multiple voices in your head creating a chaos of voices.
Experimental psychologist, Ethan Koss, sees our inner voices as a strength if you can control those voices (keep in mind, he’s not referring to “voices” due to mental illness – but our inner voices).
One of the key strategies Koss shares is to use “distanced self-talk”. That is talking to yourself as if you’re another person.
Read the interview with Ethan Koss via Recommendo.
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MONEY BUDDHA 💵
What Millionaires Do To Create Multiple Streams of Income
A big part of my money philosophy & strategy is incorporating multiple sources of income (i.e. not solely relying on a job salary for income).
This was a lesson I learned the hard way back in 2003 when SARS first hit and I was told my salary would be cut by 50% indefinitely (at that time, we had no idea when SARS would be over).
That was a like being thrust into a tub of ice and gave me a biting wake up call to ensure I would never be in that situation again.
If you weren’t born into money or a wealthy family (I definitely didn’t), you most likely believe wealthy people inherited their wealth.
But, you would be shocked that in this study, 76% of millionaires were self-made.
Some other interesting tidbits:
- 31% described their background as poor
- 45% described their background as middle-class
- 65% of self-made millionaires had 3 streams of income
- 45% had 4 streams of income
- 29% had 5 streams of income
One of the Money Buddha’s mantra’s is:
“Where you are now, is not where you’ll always be six months or a year from now.”
[Read on for how these millionaires created multiple streams of income]
BODY BUDDHA 🧘🏻♀️
Build Muscle & Strength Fast
Building strength no matter what age you are is a key element to a healthy body. But, building strength (and thus muscle) is a very personal choice in how it’s done.
I’m very conscious of safety and preventing injuries when it comes to strength-building. Not all workouts or trainers for that matter are designed to be injury-free.
The other problem with trying to perform workouts?
The most common excuse (I know I use it!) is lack of time. So, figuring out how to get exercise & workouts in without spending a lot of time always sparks my curiosity.
In this post, Dhimant Indrayan, shares how he uses supersets to build muscle in less time.
RELATIONSHIP BUDDHA ❤️
How to Be a Better Friend
I often wonder if I’m a good enough friend.
As an introvert, my close circle of friends is very small, so I often wonder if I’m showing my gratitude & treating my friends good enough.
Via the Brain Pint, this post by Good People, shares ten ways to be a good friend, here’s some of my highlights:
- Surprise them with a treat. Food & drink easily bring people together and is an easy way to bring joy to your friend’s day.
- Let them know you’re thinking of them. As we get older, we get busier with our own lives & families. Popping a message to your friend to let them know you’re thinking of them is a simple & easy way to let them know they’re still in your thoughts.
- Show genuine interest & dig deeper into something they’re excited about. Is your friend working on something they’re excited about? Dig deeper and ask more questions about it, show genuine interest .
VISUAL OF THE WEEK
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