12 Tips For Using Your Time Efficiently When Waiting or Traveling

How many times did you stand in line or waited for someone, doing nothing?

Do you travel by train or bus to work and just sit there waiting to arrive at your destination, with your mind rushing here and there? Do you do anything besides listening to music with your earphones?

There is a lot of time during the day, which you can use more efficiently, than just letting it pass by.

Below, you will find a few simple things you can do in such situations. You are welcome to add your own suggestions in the comments’ box below.

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Creating Changes in Your Life

Creating ChangesBelow, you will find an excerpt from an article, titled “Inner Changes Bring Outer Changes”.

I have written this article a few years ago, but I have revised it today. It is a short article that emphasizes the need for inner changes, in order to create outer changes in your life.

As with most articles on personal development, you need to read the article several times and examine the ideas and thoughts that emerge in your mind.

Often, thinking and analyzing what you read, bring you insight and new ideas, and create changes in the way you see things. Sometimes, what you find between the lines could be of great importance to you, and could bring you the ideas, plans, and motivation to make positive changes in your life.

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Achieving Success Requires Patience and Persistence

Patience and Persistence“Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. “- Hal Borland

If you read attentively the above quote, you will learn a lot about patience and persistence, and with a little deeper thinking, you will see their importance in your life.

Trees need time to grow, and therefore, they symbolize patience.

It is the same with you. You need time to achieve goals, especially big goals, and this requires patience. If you are too impatient, desiring to have immediate results, you might be disappointed and quit your goal.

You have to study, improve yourself, change your mindset, and work toward your goal. You have to water your goal with ambition, motivation and effort, so that it will come true, just as you need to water a tree.

Most trees need years to grow and become big trees. Big goals also need time, and you therefore, need patience, just like a tree.

If you don’t possess enough patience, you need to develop it. It is a skill that can be developed like any other skill.

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The Importance of Customer Service

We all know that customer service is of great importance to any kind business, offline and online. A business is about having satisfied customers. For a business to thrive, it needs happy customers, and for happy customers, you have to strive to give quality products and a good service.

I always strive to answer any customer inquiry, as quickly as possible, sometimes, within a few minutes after they send their inquiry or request.

I often receive emails from customers, amazed at the prompt response, even if the response was a few hours after the receipt of their message. A few hours delay still seems to be a quick response by most people.

On rare occasions, some customers send an email, expecting a response in a few minutes, and if they don’t get it, they send another email, and then another one. I totally understand their anxiety, but one message is enough. The message will be read and a response will be sent as soon as possible.

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How to Achieve Your Goals

Can you believe that anything is possible once you put your mind to it?

Most people don’t… and that’s why they don’t bother trying and they don’t set (or achieve) ‘big’ and inspiring goals.

But today we ask that you let yourself be different. Give yourself a chance.

Today, if there’s anything you want to do in life that you feel really passionate about, any goal that you want to achieve, simply use the following steps to begin your path with clarity and conviction. These steps have worked for Olympic athletes, CEO’s, billionaires, millionaires, and every day people who have passion… and best of all, they can work for you too!

Here are the steps to achieving your goals:

1 – Set your goals. Figure out what you really like and want to do in life (in the next 2-5 years) and write it down with absolute clarity. Because before you begin working toward something you need to know what it is!

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6 Tips to Make Changes in Your Life

Different DirectionsAre you satisfied with your life as it is now?

If you are not satisfied, what are you doing to change the situation? Do you think you can’t do anything, and therefore, you have to accept things as they are?

Maybe you think it is too difficult to make changes, and that there are too many obstacles that discourage you of even trying.

The truth is you can improve the quality of your life. You can do so, even without having any special goals.

In this article, I would like to focus on a few simple tips and actions that can improve your life in a little way, and make you feel more satisfied.

The aim of these tips is not to help you make big changes in your life, but small changes, which you can easily initiate. I am not speaking about major changes, such as career change, change of location, or doing things that require a lot of money, time, effort, and study. I am referring to small things, which are mostly under your control, and therefore, there is no reason why won’t be able to take control of them and change them.

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Instant Success and Instant Coffee

You can make yourself a cup of coffee in a matter of seconds. You can cook dinner in 20-30 minutes. You can learn the words of a song in a few minutes, but can you make big changes in your life within a day or two? Is it realistic to expect becoming wealthy in 15 days or less, doing almost nothing, except if you win the lottery?

Most people expect fast results. They have no patience or staying power, and if something requires time and effort, they quit after a short while. They look for books, workshops or videos that promise immediate results, such as:

  • Get powerful concentration with a few minutes of training
  • Meditate like an expert in 15 days
  • Get anything you want in 30 minutes
  • Get the house of your dreams, or a fancy car, quickly and with no effort
  • Influence people in 5 minutes
  • Write a book in a few days

These are just a few of the many examples you can find if you look at the newspapers, magazines or the Internet.

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Anxiety and Depression: Our Internal GPS System

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“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world”. Dalai Lama

What are anxiety and depression?

This might seem like a silly question to ask after all we are told repeatedly from various sources that anxiety and depression are mental illnesses. We are often told this is caused by a chemical imbalance.

What if I were to tell you different? Would you believe me?

This might be hard. It might be difficult to challenge mainstreams beliefs and opinions. When we are growing up, we believe what we are told from those around us. We learn to trust the opinion of those who are influential in our life – parents, teachers, the media, doctors, elders. We take these beliefs as absolute truths.

We naturally take on the beliefs of the majority, we are human.

Change happens when someone or a group of people challenge these societal norms. What tends to happen is that someone has an experience that does not fit with the messages that are shared by the vast majority. There can be a lot of controversy surrounding these challenges to the status quo.

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Developing the Strength within You

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Do you sometimes feel that you don’t have the strength to act with resolution and strength?

Do you feel helpless in certain situations?

Do you feel that people often take advantage of you, and you cannot resist them?

Are you shy or lack self-confidence in certain situations, at work, at home, or anywhere else?

There are various reasons for this state of affairs, and all of them point to a lack of inner strength. This often causes unhappiness and lack of motivation, and can lead to negative habits, such as procrastination, lack of perseverance, low self-esteem, and lack of self-confidence.

However, this situation can be corrected, but you need to make the decision to change it, and be willing to undertake the inner work that this involves.

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