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It all started with reading Tim Ferriss' 4-Hour Work Week in 2010. In 2011, we quit our corporate jobs and dove face first into our small, but growing internet business. This blog is dedicated to sharing our journey in life, personal growth and entrepreneurship.

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Jeremy & Connie

Our Journey of Life, Personal Growth & Entrepreneurship

Top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed

Referring to the post I wrote about mental re-programming, I read an article today about the top 5 regrets that people make on their deathbeds.  It’s quite interesting, insightful and impacting.
Here they are:
  1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
  2. I wish I didn’t work so hard
  3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
  4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

I noticed that all of these are choices – conscious choices.

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Mental Re-Programming – Limited Beliefs

I was listening to a podcast on Mixergy just the other day (on my flight from Seoul to Tokyo), and the interviewee discussed something that really resonated with me and made look deep inside my own head to figure out why I think a certain way, and how I see the world in general.
This isn’t the first time I’ve come across this topic, but for some reason, this time it really hit me a bit harder than before.

I’ve been reflecting on this with Connie over the past month or two.  How come I’m never satisfied with my day.  Why am I constantly living in a state of fear (fear that our business will vanish one dreadful morning, fear that we won’t have enough saved up for our retirement, fear that if we don’t out-work our competitors then we’re doomed to fail, etc).

Why am I finding it challenging just to feel a simple emotion that is happiness.  Why.

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Growing a Business (and Life) Can Be Confusing

Growing a business can be confusing… very confusing at times.  You throw that into life, and it’s a big pile of mess sometimes.
  • Yes, it’s important to get clarity on life goals
  • Yes, it’s important to get clarity on business goals
  • Yes, I know blah blah blah blah blah.

I’ve read tons of blog posts and listened to so many podcasts from both struggling and successful entrepreneurs, so I know exactly what I need to do.

But do I?  It’s not that straightforward.

Being an entrepreneur can be like putting everything on fast forward.  It’s challenging to find time to reflect on life and business, it’s even harder to enjoy the moment.

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