Self-Improvement: How can I motivate myself to work hard?
Six years ago I was so depressed I thought I would kill myself. I had nothing going on in my life. And the girl I was dating kept calling me "crazy", would break up with me every day, and refuse to introduce me to her friends. I had three failed businesses that year and the year before. And I was going to go broke with two kids to support. This past year, one of my investments sold for 4000% of my initial investment. A business I started went from $0 in revenues to $12,000,000 in eight months. I published two books and wrote 100s of articles and do 12 podcasts a week. But I don't work hard. I'm about to go get a sandwich. I slept late today. I don't say this because it's so great. I'd like to be a little more effective in my work. It's a practice and not a formula. Every day I practice. Here's what I do. If you don't like it, that's fine. I think each person has to find what works for them. I used to not do these things. And when I didn't do these things, nothing would happen. Life doesn't stand still: it either gets worse or better. Eventually it gets a lot worse. We die. That's the only real truth. But in the meantime, here's what I try to do to be successful and work harder. - NOTHINGI don't read the News. I used to work for the news. I know what happens there. The more you read news, the less informed you are, the more time you just wasted. Since I stopped reading news, I read more books. i get more info. I feel more alive. I get less scared. I also don't talk to people who want to gossip. Gossip never made anyone a success. And I don't say "yes" to things I don't want to do. Else I resent the person who asked me, I hate myself for saying yes, and I'm bad at whatever it is I said "yes" to. So, in order to work harder, I try to find as much NOTHING in my life as possible. - EAT WELLIt's a simple diet but I try to follow it. No snacks. No eating after 6pm (so my liver isn't on overdrive when I am trying to sleep). Plates at 10 inches. (Studies show when you reduce plate size from 15 inches to 10 inches, you eat 30% less calories). Note! If your plate size is 8.5 inches, you eat more - your body is not stupid. It knows you are tricking it. And that's it. The Plate Diet. Or the - not after 6pm Diet- MOVE A little exercise every day is known to have just as much effect on your mood as a full dosage of anti-depressants. - SLEEPIn the morning, you have energy. At the end of the day, you don't. Which is why you need sleep. The average person needs eight hours of sleep. For instance, they took some famous orchestra and determined that the professional violinists in the orchestra were sleeping 8.6 hours a day. Don't think that less sleep makes you more productive. Whenever I get only six hours of sleep, I know the day is going to be useless. Preparation is how you win the game, and lack of sleep means you didn't prepare well. - GRATITUDEWorry never solves tomorrow's problems, and only takes energy away from today. Worry and Gratitude can't exist in the mind at the same time. Regret and Gratitude can't exist in the mind at the same time. Anger and Gratitude can't exist in the mind at the same time. Whenever I notice these things happening in my head, I try to replace with gratitude. Now I can continue my day - LAUGHTERThe average child laughs 300 times a day. The average adult...five. Dr. Norman Cousins did a series of studies on the benefits of laughter. It improves health, cures disease, improves productivity, and of course, makes you happier. So I try to watch standup comedy when I'm low. Or thing of funny things. Laughter heals the soul. - SURRENDERToo often I would try to control things that were outside of my control. For instance, when a boss is yelling at me, it's his problem. I can't control him. So that's when I try to find a better job rather than put up with abuse. The same in relationships. One of the most important decisions you can make in life is who you spend your time with. It's like falling into an sea of hands and hoping they catch you. When you surround your self with good people, you can surrender that they will catch you. When you are creative, you can surrender to the fact that your ideas will always catch you.When you sleep well and are grateful, you can surrender to the fact that your good health and spiritual attitude, will guide you through the difficult moments. Whenever I'm scared, I surrender. I do my best. I'm honest. I know good things will happen. IDEASI write down ten ideas every day. The Idea Muscle always needs to be exercised. It atrophies after about two weeks of no use. like any other muscle. People think that ideas are nothing and execution is everything. Execution is just a subset of ideas. You still have to have the ideas in order to execute. And the only way to have good ideas is to exercise the idea muscle. Every day. The result: your life will look completely different in six months. You will be an idea machine. You can be stuck on a highway in the desert with no gas and you will have 100 ideas to save you in no time. The idea machine is magic. FRIENDSThe people in your life are like a bonsai tree. It's always growing. And every day you prune the bad branches and keep the good branches. Do that every day and you get more productive. Every entrepreneurial movement, every artistic movement, every leap in science, was done by a group of people. There are no lone geniuses. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates had the HomeBrew Club. Jack Kerouac had the BeatsAndy Warhol had his community of Pop artists. Even Larry Page had the thriving entrepreneurial cultures of both Stanford and Silicon Valley and all the search engines before him that he was able to stand on the shoulders of. You can't be productive without shoulders to stand on. MESSAGE OVER MONEYI think people are scared. I know this. I am often scared. We live in a hard world. It's a sentence of frightening nightmare punctuated by periods of intense joy. The message I like to convey is that these ideas help you not only be more productive, but more creative...happier. At least for me, this has worked and transformed me from someone crying on the ground in a pool of vomit, to someone who wakes up and (some of the time) feels the full beauty of the day. I do the above. I surrender to it. And hope for the best.Read More:The 100 Rules for Being an Entrepreneur
I am staying in the UAE and my work permit will expired on May 11, 2018, but my Emirates ID shows July 26, 2018. If my residence permit expires can I travel out of the UAE in-between?
Emirates ID works in sync with UAE Visa stamped on your passport, Ideally there should not be any difference in visa expiry date and Emirates Id expiry date. If it differs highlight to the authority and get corrected. There should not be any problem as long as your visa is valid and your enter back to UAE within the visa validity period. Work permit which you are referring to I believe issued by the company not by the government. Thanks
How can I stay in Canada after my post-graduate work permit expires?
You should be applying for PR prior to your PGWP expiry.Let's assume you have a three-year PGWP, calculate your CRS score factoring in your Canadian degree/diploma plus 1 year of Canadian work experience and see if it is enough to get an ITA for PR. Calculate you CRS score with 2 years of Canadian work experience. And so on.I did a test CRS score calculation using a 25 year-old person, single, with a Canadian degree/diploma (3 year minimum) plus 1 year of Canadian work experience in PGWP and the second best IELTS scores and the CRS score is 500.Get on your horse and calculate your CRS score and see when you should apply for PR.
How long can I stay in the UK after my work permit expires?
Up to 14 days without any penalties, but I would advise you to leave before your visa expires. (14-day grace period)Immigration Rules part 1: leave to enter or stay in the UK39E. This paragraph applies where:(1) the application was made within 14 days of the applicant’s leave expiring and the Secretary of State considers that there was a good reason beyond the control of the applicant or their representative, provided in or with the application, why the application could not be made in-time, or(2) the application was made:(a) following the refusal of a previous application for leave which was made in-time, and(b) within 14 days of:(i) the refusal of the previous application for leave, or(ii) the expiry of any leave extended by section 3C of the Immigration Act 1971, or(iii) the expiry of the time-limit for making an in-time application for administrative review or appeal (where applicable), or(iv) any administrative review or appeal being concluded, withdrawn or abandoned or lapsing.
How do I apply for Canada work permit?
Canada Work Permit:A work permit for Canada is given to an individual who is not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, yet wishes to work here. It is a mandatory work permit, irrespective of whether the employer lives in Canada or not. The validity is only for specific time duration and for a specified job only. This means that a single work permit is applicable only for the intended work. If you want to switch jobs, you need to apply for a new permit again.Canada Work Permit Process:This is a two-fold process. In the first level, a Canadian employer must receive an approval from the Canadian government to hire foreign workers. At the second stage, on being granted permission, the designated employees should apply for receiving a work permit.Canada Work Permit Requirements:At the time of applying for the Canada work permit, you need to meet certain requirements in order to get the work permit for Canada. These are:-Your intention of leaving the country after the lapse of the work permitShould be self-sufficient enough to support yourself and your family during your stay hereShould not be having a criminal backgroundMust meet the health requirementsCanada Work Permit ApplicationThis work permit application requires verification from the Canadian labor market. This is known as the Labor Market Opinion (LMO). On getting a positive LMO, an individual can apply for a work permit. However, there are some categories which do not require this approval like NAFTA and Post-Graduate Work Permits as well as Intra-Company Transfers.Canada Work Permit VisaWork Permit for Canada from IndiaCanada work visa Archives | More Visas
How can I stay fit without going to a gym?
I mentioned here top 4 ways to stay fit without doing any intense workout or going to gym.Drink water contain in copper vessels in early morning.Way to drink water in copper utensils.Store the water overnight or at least for 4-hours to obtain pure water.Health benefits:The mineral copper is also essential to our bodies and it can kill germ, cleanse our bodies, prevent cancer and reduce swelling.Despite the importance our body can not create copper. But we can fulfill our copper requirement by drinking 3 glass of copper utensil contained water.Boost heart health.Fight inflammation.Regulate thyroid gland and so on…2. Basic body movementsCaution: Before performing these yoga poses make sure your bladder should be empty and all bowels should be evacuated.Here are Some of my favorite basic Yoga poses which is sufficient for workout and makes you feel good and the best part is it’ll hardly take 15 minutes with proper rest.Uttanasana or intense forward bending ( Hold this position for 10 breaths)Benefits:Cures stomach painIf you’ll able to hold this position for 2 minutes then you’ll definitely get relief from anxiety and depression.This posture is best of the person who excited quicklyPrecautions:Avoid this asana if you have spine injury, knee problems, sciatica, heart problems, abdominals hernia.2. Sarvangasana or Shoulder stand ( Hold this position for 10 breaths)Benefits:It rectifies disorders in ears, nose and throat.Hair loss and premature graying of hair are put to end or controlled.Diseases caused in and around groin( also called as hernia) area will be cured.Menstrual disorders, frequent abortions, in women are also cured.Precautions:Sarvangasana must not be practiced during pregnancy and while menstruation.Person having high blood pressure, slipped disc, spinal ailments, heart problems, cervical spondylitis, weal eye vessels, thrombosis, neck or shoulder pain, oversized thyroid gland, liver or spleen should avoid this asana.3. Bhujangasana or cobra pose ( Hold this position for 5 breaths)Benefits:Decreases stiffness of the lower backIncreases flexibility.Elevated moodImproves menstrual irregularities.Improves digestionPrecautions:Practice this asana under the guidance of an instructor if you suffer from any of this condition: hyperthyroidism, hernia, peptic ulcer or intestinal tuberculosis avoid this asana.4. Balasana or Child pose ( for 5 minutes)Benefits:It will makes your body calm and relax.Precautions:It is best to avoid doing this asana if you are diaheria or knee injuries.Patients with high blood pressure must avoid practicing this asana.3. Take bath after 15 minutes of performing Yoga. It will elevates your mood.4. Food and nutritional part.The food which we eat on our daily basis can ruined our dream to become fit because Indian food is fill with sugar, salt and fat. These foods are responsible for obesity, heart attack and diabetes.So, what we should consume is…Chappati, green vegetable and any Lentils (dal)2. Lunch should be mixed of carbs, protein and remember salads should be in large amount compare to rice and chappati.3. In evening Oats (2 bananas, 6 almonds and other dry fruits according to taste) is a best food at that time.Image Source: Prasanjeet_Stan (@prasanjeet.ghosh) • Instagram photos and videos and GoogleI hope this will help you to get fit without any intense workout.Thanks for reading and don't forget to check out my blog Yoga✍️Prasanjeet Ghosh (stan)