Success: What It Is And How To Achieve It

Marc Bilodeau/ Core Beliefs, Self Help, Subjectivity

Many people dream of starting a business, find love, or further a career to be more successful. People want to achieve success for many reasons. Yet, what does it really mean to be successful? Are celebrities, leaders, or affluent people successful simply because they have notoriety, influence, or wealth? What if those people aren’t feeling fulfilled doing the things they do to maintain their level of perceived “success”. Are they really

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How Do You Invest In Yourself?

Marc Bilodeau/ Self Help, Subjectivity

I am a huge advocate of personal growth. In fact, part of my ethos is to continuously improve. However, it occurs to me that without direction and purpose, learning and experiences are just passing joys, good stories, and worthwhile memories. Although there isn’t anything wrong with that per se, it doesn’t really invest in our life objectives. Personal endeavors and core values are important, but investing our free time properly is

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Time Logging: The Answer for Busy Lives

Marc Bilodeau/ Minimalism, Self Help, Subjectivity

There are so many things to do, and so little time to do them. Does that sound familiar? Sure, we’ve all been there. It’s reasonable and normal for this to happen occasionally. At least for us earthbound people, there are only 24 hours in a day. When everything begins to pile up, it stresses us out and causes anxiety. Unfortunately, it’s a real problem when it happens more days than not.

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It’s Time To Think Milestones, Not Finish Lines

Marc Bilodeau/ Core Beliefs, Subjectivity

When it comes to things I do, I try to find the joy in the entire process. In my opinion, it’s a shame when someone just pushes through big projects while only focusing on the goal. It seems the excitement dies quickly once the main goal is achieved. I think it’s important to engage in long term endeavors where there isn’t an end, but a path of continuous improvement. Therefore, I set

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Audit the Day

Marc Bilodeau/ Minimalism, Self Help, Subjectivity

I’ve watched it a thousand times. Another day winding down as the sun sets. Each day, I embark on life with dreams, goals, and a list of TO-DOs. Yet, there is so much to do and too little time to do it. I use to think like this until I reached a breaking point. A point where I had to make changes and figure out why there was always so much

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2016 Elections: Lessons I Learned from the Aftermath

Marc Bilodeau/ Self Help, Subjectivity

This post isn’t about the 2016 elections results or my personal political opinions. It’s about what I learned from the aftermath. I don’t consider myself a political person, nor am I passionate about the many issues others in the country care deeply about. In fact, I thank them for their efforts to talk about the issues and move us forward as a country regardless if I agree or disagree. However, there were events happening during the 2016 elections that

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My Google Nexus 6P is my PC

Marc Bilodeau/ ItsADevLife, Minimalism

After three years of successfully using my Samsung Galaxy S4 as my PC, it was time to upgrade. To save everyone the suspense, I chose the Google Nexus 6P. Why Upgrade? I did not take this decision lightly since my Samsung Galaxy S4 already did an excellent job at my daily computing needs. Alas, as good as it was, there were a few issues that pushed me toward upgrading. The Galaxy S4 is over 3 years old

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The Endless Pursuit of Self Improvement

Marc Bilodeau/ Self Help, Subjectivity

One of my favorite activities is self improvement. I like to experiment. I constantly try to find better ways to perform tasks, explore new ideas, and discover something I’ve never known before. Whether it’s minimizing my belongings, embarking on a new challenge, or optimizing something as simple as a morning routine makes me feel like I’m improving my life and myself. Mindless Doing I frequently ask myself “Why am I doing this? What purpose does

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My Samsung Galaxy S4 is my PC

Marc Bilodeau/ ItsADevLife, Minimalism

My Samsung Galaxy S4 is my PC, but this transition didn’t happen overnight. My journey began back in 2001. I remember sitting in my office dreaming of the day where my Motorola StarTAC mobile phone, Compaq Aero, office phone, and IBM ThinkPad were one handheld device. When I got my first smartphone in 2010, the Apple iPhone 3GS, I was hopeful that I could achieve my dream. I enthusiastically began to search the web on how to make the iPhone my PC. Sadly, the

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Starting Something New and Exciting

Marc Bilodeau/ Self Help, Subjectivity

Starting something new can be exciting and a bit intimidating. First, your mind run rampant with excitement. A small inkling of interest grows into a spark of inspiration. Then motivation sets in and you decide to take the plunge. You’re ready to take on the world and you begin your plan of attack to embark on your new journey. With your head swimming with ideas, all the “what-ifs” start to unfold. You question

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