In January I made an investment in a sector I was semi unfamiliar with but I believed I saw potential for future growth. After making this investment, my family said to pull out while I still could, that I was going to lose it all. It wasn’t until I spoke with a friend, who I had just found out had been researching the sector for years, also advised against it. In fact, he specifically said to stay away from that investment. He then gave me one to look into that I strongly agreed with.
Up until that moment, I was confident with my investment. I started questioning my decision, began believing I made the wrong decision, my emotions started taking over. This sector wasn’t my zone of genius, I hadn’t done substantial research, my friend had strong reasons against it. I ended up selling for a small profit.
Fast forward to today, I missed out on an opportunity for a 3,220% gain, a life changing amount.
Sinem Günel provides these 5 underrated ways to over overcome your self-doubt that I will keep in mind in my life ahead.
“Be Yourself” we hear it all the time. We may have said it about ourselves, it feels good to want to be you. However, have you ever thought this mindset could be limiting your growth potential?
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” Henry Ford
Here are three steps to be the yourself you want to be.
Step 1: Define Your Ideal Life
We’ve all been asked, “Where do you see yourself in 5 years.” Or “What do you want in life?” Rather than giving a vague answer like, to be happy, think of specific answers. Things that day to day, you can live with intention to move towards them. Becoming aware of your ideal life will make it easier to identify and take the steps to get there.
Step 2: Be Honest With Yourself
From step 1, can you achieve this while on the path you’re on? Be honest.
Step 3: Become The Person Of Your Dreams
Who do you have to become to achieve the person of your dreams? Will these changes be easy? Are you willing to make them in order to obtain your ideal life?
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.” Mark Twain
The Buddha and the Badass: The Secret Spiritual Art of Succeeding at Work
If you’re the average person in the developed world, you spend 70 percent of your waking hours at work. And if you’re the average person, you’re miserable for most of those hours. This is simply not an acceptable state of affairs for your one shot at life. No matter your station, you possess incredible unique powers. It’s a modern myth that hard work and hustle are the paths to success. Inside you is a soul. And once you unleash it fully into the domain of work, magic happens. Awakening the Buddha and the Badass inside you is a process that will disrupt the way you work altogether. You’ll gain access to tools that bend the very rules of reality.
– The Buddha is the archetype of the spiritual master. The person who can live in this world but also move with an ease, grace, and flow that comes from inner awareness and alignment.
– The Badass is the archetype of the changemaker. This is the person who is out there creating change, building, coding, writing, inventing, leading. The badass represents the benevolent disruptor–the person challenging the norms so we can be better as a species.
Once you integrate the skill sets of both archetypes, you will experience life at a different level from most people. You will operate from a space of bliss, ease, inspiration, and abundance. The Buddha and the Badass: The Secret Spiritual Art of Succeeding at Workwill show you how. Author of the New York Times bestseller The Code of the Extraordinary Mind and founder of Mindvalley, Vishen Lakhiani has turned his own life and company into his research lab. He’s codified everything he’s learned into the how-to steps in this book. The Buddha and the Badass teaches you how to master your work and your life.