The Power of Gratitude

Gratitude is such a powerful attitude that influences my values, aspirations, outlook, etc. Having a grateful attitude steers me towards positivity – a sunnier disposition, a higher level of patience, a stronger will to last challenges, and so on. I’ve put together here my thoughts about...

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The Happiest Fisherman In The World

Back when I used to live in Shanghai I had a particular spot just outside the city that I would often go to just to get away and think. Whenever I was feeling overwhelmed or needed sometime to myself, I would take my electric scooter and venture the 15 minutes over to what I later claimed as my “thinking...

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The Decision To Get Serious

If you’re like me you spend a lot of time thinking about the various projects or habits you wish you adopt. For example, you may want to to take your blog to A-list level. Or you may want to lose a few extra pounds so you can proudly wear that swimsuit you just bought. In a world of endless opportunity...

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Take The First Step

Lately I’ve been lying in my bed staying up late just thinking about the concept of success. What makes a person successful? What separates the big boys from the wannabes?  Is there a ‘formula’ to creating the life that you desire? Pondering these questions has literally made my head spin, OK maybe...

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Small Movements Matter

Have you ever considered if what you’re doing matters? Have you questioned the impact you have on the people around you? Do you lay awake wondering if you’re making humanity better as a whole? I know I have. In fact, I’ve spent a sickening amount of time thinking just how much influence we have. Think...

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Risk Roulette: Knowing When to Place the Bet

Risk, as defined rather technically by Wikipedia, is “independent from the notions of value, and, as such, eventualities may have both beneficial and adverse consequences.” Phrased in a way that doesn’t leave you scratching your head, we could simply say that taking risks can either work in your favour...

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Refreshing Ideas for a More Grateful Workplace

So you think you need to have a little more attitude of gratitude at work. Now you’re wondering just how you can start doing that. Whether you’re the lowest ranking employee or the CEO, you can still contribute your part in this. Here’s an enlightening piece on how you can turn an organization...

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Reaching Cloud 9 Doesn’t Require Clouds 1-8

My first ever audio interview went live yesterday which was quite exciting for me. I sent the link round to some of my friends to get some feedback and I took notes about how I could improve in this area for when future opportunities arise. One friend, who is a regular reader of this site, sent me...

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Rat Race Or Not, You Are Your Own Boss

I was checking PluginID traffic statistics last week and I noticed that one person arrived here by searching “What does Eckhart Tolle think of watching porn?” on Google. For those of you who don’t know, Eckhart Tolle is a very popular spiritual teacher and one of my favourite authors. The search query...

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Quitting The What If Game

Note: The what if game I discuss in this post involves playing with pieces of the past. The what if involving curiosity and future planning is fair game. Do you spend the majority of your day dreaming of what could have been? Do you question the decisions you made, wishing you had taken the alternative...

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Problems are Memories: How to Become Present

As many of you may know, I’m a big believer that we should all live in the moment and appreciate what we have right now. To me, it’s the only way to fulfilment and lasting happiness. We can gain some form of joy from material possessions and ego boosts, but the emotions we get from those sources are...

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Pondering on Poems

My daughter stands up and I can’t help but be amazed at how she’s grown. And then I get teary-eyed. As the year nears its end, the more I go nostalgic about everything. I start thinking about how time has flown and about all other clichés of life. I also feel like I’m in the mood to read some poems...

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How To Reach Your Planet B

I recently had the amazing opportunity to travel to Las Vegas to attend Steve Pavlina’s Conscious Growth Workshop. Spending a weekend with a 100 people who were passionate about growth was a fantastic experience. Those who have read Steve’s blog know that he can be a bit controversial at times, however...

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How Much Of Life Are You Actually Living?

Earlier today I took some time out from my usual tasks and started work on organising my finances. I’m moving to Amsterdam (The Netherlands) in a few months so wanted to make sure I have enough money in place to cover my expenses. I’m going there for three months with one of my best friends, partly...

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From Where You Are, To Where You Want to Be

Unless you are very spiritual or content with your current situation, I’m guessing there is some way that your ‘reality’ could be improved. Maybe you would like a different house, a car, a holiday, more cash in the bank or even just less hours in the office. Whatever it is, I’m sure there is something...

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Family Matters: How Strong Is Your Family Bond?

Here at PluginID we talk a lot about ways in which you can improve yourself, we talk about why you should celebrate your success, simple ways to be happy, and quitting the what if game. Yet up until this point we haven’t talked much about a very important part of who you are: Family. Part of plugging...

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