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“You already are what you want to become.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

Everything you wish to become or change is within you. There is no need to look externally for what is already inside. A seed does not have to search or do anything to become a tree. The potential is within the seed, sowed into its very fabric at the time of creation. The same goes for you.

Stop striving, chasing, and trying, these will lead you nowhere. All that is required of you is to simply be. All potential and capability exist within you similar to the tree…


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Similar to my past article Practical Gym Tips I will begin by laying out a few disclaimers. One, I am not a financial expert nor pretend to be. I have found some valuable information and wish only to share what has directly helped me. I am by no means “rich” or some sort of financial wizard. What I am though is an average person likely in a similar financial situation to yourself and have done a decent amount of research to optimize my personal finances.

While there is more than a vast amount of information online regarding personal finance, most…


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Who are you? This is a question all of us must answer in some form or another. In different wording, the question essentially asks how do you define yourself? Many people will have many different answers including, work position, relational role, societal status, skill/trade, etc. The question is open-ended but this is favorable because it allows us to decide for ourselves.

For the most part, the bulk of our life is spent trying to find an answer to the question while at the same time, being told who we should be. It may be easy to listen and follow common…


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In my first article published Moving with Purpose, I stated we are capable of doing/achieving great things once we put in the work. I stand by this claim, but as I’ve said before, why would you or anybody believe me or for that matter anything else I say?

Words can become cheap and fragile when there is no hard evidence or notable credibility attached to the person. Despite this truth, I continue to write and publish my thoughts and ideas on my site, why?

Well, as I’ve said in the past my writings are for me just as much as…


In between the time handling personal responsibilities and obligations we are all faced with a difficult decision. What should we do with our free time?

There are going to be obvious things outside of our control, which will consume our time but outside of those limited things, everything else is under our control. How we chose to spend our free time is possibly one of the most important decisions we will ever make. Time spent wisely can reduce stress/anxiety, while also increasing overall feelings of joy/satisfaction.

The overall life span of a human is relatively short but the days within…


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In my last article, I briefly wrote how establishing routines/habits can be a powerful tool used by anyone to effectively change life in whatever way desired. Specifically, I covered how I design and execute my night routine to assist me in accomplishing goals and add convenience to my day.

In this article, I will discuss how I execute my morning routine and why it is designed the way it is currently. I wanted to write about my morning routine so I could give a full picture of my day. …


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Establishing routines/habits can be a powerful tool used by anyone to effectively change life in whatever way desired. All it requires is discipline and will power. In this article, I will discuss my personal night routine.

My routine is designed in a way to assist me in accomplishing goals and to add convenience to my day. The routine isn’t perfect and neither am I. Some nights my routine may not be applicable for whatever reason or I may simply lose discipline and not conduct the nightly routine as planned. …


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There are 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week, 4 weeks in a month, and 12 months in a year. The clock is always ticking. The clock never slows down or speeds up, it’s always constant.

The current average life span of the modern human is around 79 years. Take into account though this isn’t guaranteed, if anything it may be the best-case scenario. In 2020, Covid-19 served as a reminder of how random and brutal life can be at times.

Our days are numbered all the way down to the second and truthfully it’s an uncomfortable…


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In today's world, everything revolves around instant gratification, comfortability, and convenience. Almost everything we could ever want or need to know is at our fingertips. This way of living has essentially removed all external challenges from our life. We no longer seek out challenges, instead, we actively avoid them. We think of challenges as nothing more than an inconvenience or unwanted nuisance. This way of thinking lacks perspective and open-mindedness. Taking and facing challenges can build resilience, discipline, and mental fortitude. So, after realizing this I did what any normal person would do, I accepted a challenge.

I recently just…


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I want to start by saying I am by no means a fitness expert or master nor do I have a god-like chiseled physique. I don’t have some supplement to sell you or any other garbage. If that’s what you were looking for then you have come to the wrong place. So, with all that being said what I am though is a normal person, with average strength who is currently training and wanting to share some of my personal tips/advice that I have picked up over the years.

I have been going to local gyms consistently for about 3…

Erik Kennedy

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