Everyone Knows Responsibility. Few People Actually Understand It. (Here's What You Should Know)

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Here is a lesson that will take you far in life. Be responsible. It sounds simple, yet it's hard for many people to do.
So to get you ahead of the curve, I'm going to briefly explain to you what it really means to be responsible.

It means that you are in control of your own life. You take responsibility for it; no one else. In fact, you need to take responsibility for it because no one else can. Other people may influence you and help you, but ultimately, you make the decisions that directly affect your life.

Being responsible means that you don't pass blame onto others. If your life isn't where you want it to be, you have to self-reflect and analyze. Learn from your experience, become wiser, and move on. Blaming other people will get you nowhere. Taking responsibility for your actions and their consequences take you closer to your dreams and goals.

Now that you know this, you can't help but be responsible for yourself; it would be irresponsible of you to ignore this.

Roderick Conwi writes at NourishmentNotes.com about lifestyle development and is a proud parent of a four year old who loves Lion Guard and a two year old who loves anything with wheels. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.

This is the Power You've Always Had. Unleash It!

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There is one powerful secret that many people go through their entire life not knowing, and I'm going to tell you now: you have the power to define your own life.

Whether you realize it or not, you have that power, and in a way, you've always had that. It's the ability to unleash your potential. It's being able to make conscious decisions to improve your own life. It's truly understanding that you are in control of your own life. You may not realize it now, but you'll eventually learn this over time.

You Define Who You Are

At every stage in your life, you get do define who you are. You choose who you want to be and the person who you are becoming. You choose how you want people to remember you. Choose wisely.

Each and every day, I choose to be a responsible, disciplined, and loving person. It's a promise I make to myself and everyone around me each day. You can be positive or negative, happy or angry, or anything else you choose to be.

You Define What Makes You Happy

What makes other people happy doesn't necessarily make you happy. It all depends on your values. Are you fulfilled by making money or making a difference?

How much friendship do you need to satisfy your heart? Is it a certain number of friends, the quality of friendship, or a combination of both? You decide.

That doesn't only apply to friendship; it applies to everything.

You Define Your Own Version of Success

I wish you all the success in the world, and I promise that I'll do my best to get you there. In every stage of your life, you will be able to define your own version of success. Just like happiness, you define it for yourself. It's different for everybody. You get to choose your criteria for success.

You choose your own expectations. You choose your own timeline. You choose how to get there. When you realize this, you'll realize you have so much power in your potential.

The fun part is pushing yourself forward every day in your own personal adventure called life.

Roderick Conwi writes at NourishmentNotes.com about lifestyle development and is a proud parent of a four year old who loves Lion Guard and a two year old who loves anything with wheels. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.



How To Get What You Want Out of Life

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Dear Kids,

Karma is real. Everything you do creates a chain reaction that affects everything around you, and ultimately you.

Everything you want in life is achievable, you just have to make it happen. Sometimes the path is obviously right in front of you. Sometimes it's there, just a little hard to see. Other times you just have to find a way.

It all starts with you. You need to make it happen. No one is more in charge of your life than you. Any change you want in your life must be initiated by you. Your successes and failures May be influenced by your background and circumstances, but it's influenced more by your choices, actions, and reactions to any given situation.

Here's the key: you need to give to others what you wish to have in your life.

If you want friends, be a friend. Be friendly. Be the friend to others that you'd like to be friends with. It's simple.

If you want to be happy, generate it yourself. Choose to be happy. Make that conscious choice. Help make other people happy. If they're already happy, you can always do something to make their day a little brighter.

If you want to be successful, you need to embody a persona of success. You need to help other people become successful and on that road, you will simultaneously build your own success.

In life, you give what you want to get.

Sincerely,
Dad

Roderick Conwi writes at NourishmentNotes.com about lifestyle development and is a proud parent of a four year old who loves Lion Guard and a two year old who loves anything with wheels. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.

One Powerful Way To Be Trustworthy

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Dear Kids,

Trust is a precious commodity. People both build it and lose it all the time. Sometimes you have to earn it. Almost all the time, you have to build it. I'm telling you this now when you're little so that you grow up being trustworthy and be adults that people genuinely trust.

Based on my decades of being alive on this planet, I can definitely tell you this: one powerful way to build trust is to keep your word.

Keeping your word means doing what you say, especially when no one else but you can hold you accountable. It means following through exactly how you say you will and meeting the deadline that is expected of you.

Keeping your word establishes your character. It builds you a reputation of integrity and honor. People will trust you to be their friends, groomsmen at weddings, bosses, business partners, and more. Flaky people who don't keep their promises don't get to have that.

You must consistently keep your word. If you do break it, (and it will happen once in a while unintentionally), apologize, remedy it, and move on. It'll make you a stronger person and might actually make your relationship with other people better.

Your word is your bond (with others). Keep it, always.

Sincerely,
Dad

Roderick Conwi writes at NourishmentNotes.com about lifestyle development and is a proud parent of a four year old who loves Lion Guard and a two year old who loves anything with wheels. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.


If You're a Parent, It's Not About You Anymore

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It's not about me anymore. Ever since I became a parent, my life has been all about my kids. They are now my main focus that all my goals fall under.

If I'm a good parent, that means that I've been successfully able to setup the foundation to do so.

If I'm a good dad, that means that I've been financially responsible enough to support my family. It means that I've been mature enough to be a good role model to them. It means that I've been organized and disciplined enough to manage my multiple responsibilities, especially taking care of them and their needs.

Deep in my heart, I want to be happy, but I care about my kids' happiness above my own. By helping them be happy, I simultaneously find happiness.

In our fast-food nation, I want my kids to lead healthy lives, but how can that be unless I exemplify that myself? How can they learn it unless I, one of their parents, teach them?

As much as I want to be successful, I won't consider successful unless my kids are also successful. Although my actions can't control or guarantee their success, I can influence them and increase their chances of being successful now and later on in life.

One of my professors in college, Dr. Danico, once told me that having kids is the most selfless act we can do because everything we do is all about our kids, not us. I didn't realize it at the time, but she was totally right.

Roderick Conwi writes at NourishmentNotes.com about lifestyle development and is a proud parent of a four year old who loves Lion Guard and a two year old who loves anything with wheels. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.

Want To Start Your Own Business? Here Are Some Insights from Robert T. Kiyosaki

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One interesting thing about being a millennial is that I've noticed that my peers and myself have the entrepreneurial itch. Maybe it has to do with that we started our careers during the Great Recession. Maybe it's because we're working in jobs that don't make ends meet. Maybe we're unsatisfied with our "regular" jobs. Or maybe, just maybe, we want to do something more to make this world a better place.

According to Robert T. Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!, if you want to be an entrepreneur, you have to think differently than everyone else. If you're in the same boat as me (and many other millennials) and want to jump into entrepreneurship (especially network marketing), here are some insights from his book The Business of the 21st Century:

1. Having your own business is the only way to take control of your income.

Being a business owner keeps you employed (you can't fire yourself) and it gives you greater control over what you earn. Keep in mind, it contains risk, but if done wisely, it could reap huge rewards.

2. In order to have financial freedom, you need to be a business owner and/or an investor.

Being an employee may get you income, but you are limited in what you earn. Ownership releases you from that limitation because what you earn depends on you, not your salary per hour.

3. If you want to be rich, you're going to have to change your mindset and lifestyle.

Successful people think and act differently than unsuccessful people. Business owners, investors, and every other type of entrepreneur think differently than employees. They have different responsibilities, priorities, and risks. They also have a different set of benefits.

4. Hard work alone isn't enough to build wealth.

Hard work is important, but it's not enough. You need the right knowledge, skills, and grit to build wealth. It's not just doing things right, but doing the right things. 

5. You need to build assets.

Building wealth isn't the same as having things. You can't just buy a whole bunch of physical luxuries and then consider yourself rich. You need to build your assets. Assets are something that bring you cashflow or a stream of income. That's what will make you rich.

6. Who you surround yourself with makes a BIG difference.

Like it or not, we all are influenced by our surroundings. Surround yourself with positive people and they will have a positive impact on you. If you surround yourself with successful people or people with similar interests and values, that will help you grow.

7. Networking is communicating information while telling a great story.

Successful people build a strong network. According to Kiyosaki, the rich build networks and everyone else has coworkers. In a successful network, people benefit in meaningful collaborations that is geared towards building wealth for everyone involved, not just you. 

8. Leadership is what builds great businesses.

Leadership is what makes the difference between successful and unsuccessful businesses.  Leadership is the tying force that unites all your other skills. To be an effective leader, you're going to have to use all your skills, experience, and knowledge. By sharing your vision, you make things happen with your leadership.

As insightful as this is, it's just the bare bones. If you want more details from Kiyosaki himself, you can get the book here.

Roderick Conwi writes at NourishmentNotes.com about lifestyle development. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.