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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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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My 2018 List of Goals and The New Life To-Do List

Marc Bilodeau/ Self Help, Subjectivity

I was curating my Evernote notes to determine if there is anything that I could purge as digital clutter. I like doing this on occasion to delete anything I don’t need anymore and to re-discover notes of half researched ideas or other interesting tidbits. Coincidentally, I re-discovered a list of yearly goals that I put together on January 1, 2018. I do not believe in new year resolutions. They often fail

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Learning seems easy, but it’s harder than you think

Marc Bilodeau/ Core Beliefs, Self Help, Subjectivity

Learning is fun. It’s one of my core beliefs that the meaning of life is to learn from the human experience and to share those experiences with others. In fact, it’s part of my personal mission statement. As I grow older, I’ve come to appreciate the accessibility of today’s world. It’s amazing how easy I can learn about anything I want. No matter what it is, there are infinite possibilities available

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The Joys of Mowing the Lawn

Marc Bilodeau/ Core Beliefs, Health, Subjectivity

Once again, it’s May in Maine. The snow is nowhere in sight, the days are getting longer, and the weather is warming. It’s a great feeling as green leaves and grass make their annual appearance. Consequently, this means the chore of mowing the lawn is part of my weekly ritual until late October. A grueling two and a half hour process of pushing the lawnmower around, while the afternoon sun beams

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Health: The Number One Priority

Marc Bilodeau/ Core Beliefs, Health, Self Help, Subjectivity

What is health? Is it well-defined muscles? An athlete? How about a vegetarian or vegan? The idea of healthy living goes beyond the notion of eating right and exercising regularly. It’s not only about the physical self, it also includes mental and spiritual well-being. Being healthy is a lot of work. It requires daily practice and mindful thinking. Additionally, achieving a healthy lifestyle means discovering what works best through trial and error.

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A Personal Mission Statement

Marc Bilodeau/ Core Beliefs, Self Help, Subjectivity

A mission statement describes the purpose of an organization, and why it exists. More specifically, it answers three important questions. WHO the organization serves, WHAT kind of things it does, and HOW it does it. Every organization should have a mission statement. Not only to define itself, but serve as the basis for creating and managing an effective business plan. Additionally, it keeps the organization focused on its purpose and objectives. Once

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Core Beliefs and Personal Values

Marc Bilodeau/ Core Beliefs, Health, Subjectivity

In my forever quest to improve and understand myself at the deepest level, I’ve been contemplating why I think and do the things I do. At a high level, there are patterns to my reactions, decisions, and behaviors. Some would say this makes me predictable. Although, it seems we are all a little predictable. In truth, we live according to a set of codes and guidelines that are our core beliefs

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Single-Tasking, Yes. Multitasking, No.

Marc Bilodeau/ Minimalism, Self Help, Subjectivity

Multitasking is balancing one or more action at the same time. Everyone multitasks, and thinks they’re good at it. In fact, people tell me they’re better than most at multitasking. In truth, people are bad at multitasking, and technology drags us into this myth even further. Now is the time to practice single-tasking. Multitasking vs. Single-Tasking The reality is people can’t effectively do multiple tasks at the same time. As humans,

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What Coffee has taught me about Moderation

Marc Bilodeau/ Health, Minimalism, Self Help, Subjectivity

I’d like to think that most people have heard the expression “Everything in Moderation”, or some similar variation. Interestingly enough, the original saying “Moderation in all things” was said by the Roman Comic Dramatist Publius Terentius Afer in the second century BC. Humanity has been saying it ever since in one way, shape, or form. Yet, what does it really mean? Officially, it is the avoidance of excess or extremes, especially in one’s behavior. That

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