This excuse often comes from people with a scarcity mindset – they are worried about how they come across to other people.
So that way, they are setting themselves up for failure.
So right away, my answer would be:
“Dressing perfect will not make you rich either – so let’s go ahead anyway.”
Long-term answer is:
“(1.) Go around with dishevelled clothes on purpose and see what the precise impact is – probably next to nothing. (2.) Arrange your life so you are able to take care of dress, money and apartment in the future.”
Strive for looking good, but don’t tie your self-worth to your appearance.
That’s a good one, even though I personally almost always want to do them. Because I discovered writing as a passion. Maybe that’s the key. Make every effort to love what you do.
Disregard “do what you love”. If you do that, you will be productive in any situation.
One way to keep on going on days you really don’t want to is to announce on twitter that you are about to write down your ideas. Another way is having a buddy around.
Here is a list of 11 other ideas that could work for you to get you motivated to do anything. I hope they are useful for you! Workout, talking to people when you don’t feel like talking, gratitude habit…
I have been to Las Vegas for a week back in 2006, which was great fun. Shows, casinos – yes, it can be fun to gamble “for real” – roller coasters (the one on “New York, New York” is great) and a visit to the Grand Canyon were the highlights.
Next time, I’ll probably explore nature a bit more.
Everyone should go to Las Vegas at least once in his or her lifetime.
Mike Cernovich has a great podcast about actually living in Vegas for a while.
“My son ask for thyself another Kingdom, for that which I leave is too small for thee” (King Philip of Macedonia – 339 B.C.)
Isn’t that a great mentor? Very motivational… And his student – in this case his son – executed beautifully.
I learnt that quote from the Iron Maiden song ‘Alexander The Great’, by the way. It always stuck in my mind. Why? Because it truly shows you much a mentor can help you “think big”.
How can you meet the “mentor of your dreams”? Of course, you could just walk up at a conference and introduce yourself. Cold.
That will be successful. In about 1 out of 1,000 attempts. Maybe more.
Even if you are successful though, the time may be wasted, because it comes out of the blue.
Your coveted mentor may not have enough time, you have to first explain how why you would talk to him or her, and most importantly: despite a few compliments, you can really not give much of value yourself.
So be well prepared. A great mentor can give you a huge boost in success and reveal a significant shortcut in your work and career.
And as with any “overnight success event” in life comes a long time of preparation beforehand.