3 Things You Can Do Today That Will Boost Your Potential Tomorrow 150

3 Things You Can Do Today That Will Boost Your Potential Tomorrow

One of the things I never stopped repeating ever since I was a little kid, was that we all have potential within us that’s waiting to be unleashed.

No one can talk me out of this belief, and it might be the thing that kept me motivated when things looked hopeless, when nothing was working, when everyone said I won’t achieve what I want.

Well, eventually I did. To live the exact lifestyle that I wanted, I had to unlock some more of my potential. There’s more coming, and that makes me optimistic about what’s to come.
And you can do the same. Because you’ve got it within you. That’s such a positive thought and it never ceases to amaze me how many people transform once they take the decision.

Hard work and consistency are the things you can’t go without, of course. And the road to success isn’t short either. But knowing you do have all that you need to get there – and you just need to let it out – is comforting and makes the process simpler.

Now, how to boost your potential as soon as possible? Here are some ideas:

1. Do what makes you feel uncomfortable.

Yes, to grow you should seek discomfort. And there are plenty of places to find it in.

Because doing what feels familiar and safe won’t help you change – and to boost your potential you need to challenge yourself and exceed your own limits – you’ll need to do the opposite.

Here are some examples that you can easily do today:

  • talk to a stranger;
  • approach people superior to you at work;
  • push harder in the gym, or when jogging run till you’re exhausted;
  • wake up an hour earlier;
  • look people in the eyes on the street;
  • wear something others won’t approve;
  • speak up in public;
  • state your feelings for somebody (whatever they are);
  • take up a new project at work when no one wants it because of some difficulties (you never know where opportunities for something profitable will come from);
  • sing in front of others;
  • if single, go speak to the most handsome person when on a night out;
  • ask 10 people what they think about your business idea.

2. Let the experts motivate you to boost your potential.

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Even though we don’t need others to support us, especially on our entrepreneurial journey, even the best of the best needed encouragement from someone else at some point.

That doesn’t make you weak. And the results can be tremendous.

What I mean by letting experts motivate you, is to either find a mentor, or turn to the success gurus online, or everyone around your area, and hear their words (read, listen to, or go see them in public).

It all begins by checking out their success stories. How they started is so encouraging.

Then, you’ll probably watch a few YouTube videos, be it a lecture of a startup founder, a TED talk, a speech of a famous athlete from history, or a short daily motivational video by an entrepreneur telling you to hustle (like this one).

You’ll see that these do have a positive influence on your mood for the day, your mindset in general, and – mostly – your overall actions.

Knowing these successful people were doing what you’re doing now is uplifting.

And when soon you’ll want to take things to the next level, as obviously motivation plays such a key role to whether or not you reach your goals, you’ll decide to see one of these leaders you admire in public.

The easiest thing is to go watch them speak when they are in your city, or country. Unleash The Power Within seminar by Tony Robbins, for instance, will leave you speechless.

The guy knows what he’s doing and has inspired millions of people all over the world with his books and events.

3. Say Yes.

To achieve more, you need to do more.

And although I preach being selective with your time and activities, it’s much better to become action-oriented by taking all chances that you can, than to stay in your zone of comfort.

 Say yes more often. Sometimes it will lead to important life lessons. Other times to finding out things about yourself you didn’t know before. You’ll meet people, form relationships, be exposed to business opportunities, and will see more of what life offers.

To boost your potential tomorrow, think about what you can say yes to today.

Is it this free event they’ve been emailing you about for so long? Or finally starting a blog and sharing your thoughts with the world?
Is it to travel with a dear friend? Or to take more responsibilities at work?

Whatever it is, do it. See how it goes, learn, be okay with the discomfort, and be a better version because of this pretty soon.

Over to you now. What do you think will happen once you boost your potential?

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5 Smart Ways to Incorporate Technology into Your Home

A smart home was something we could only see in sci-fi movies just a few years ago. Today, smart technology is becoming more available in terms of prices and offers. Therefore, it’s not so surprising that many homeowners are choosing to introduce technology into their homes and make their lives more convenient, safe, cost-efficient and fun.

In fact, a recent report predicted that a global smart home platform revenue will increase from $4.2 billion (2017) to $39.5 billion (2026).

There is no doubt that the concept of a smart home will revolutionize our interaction with our interior, and impact various other aspects, such as the potential resale value of our properties. Knowing all this, it seems wise to start thinking about the ways to incorporate new technology into your home, today. Here are our top five.

Be smart – save energy

If there are two trends that have marked the previous year when it comes to home design, those are energy-efficiency and new technologies.

So, why not combine them and make smart technology work for you and help you save money on your electricity and heating bills? Your first step towards doing that is installing smart lighting. This change will enable you to remotely manage all the light bulbs in your home by using an app, so you won’t have to wonder whether you left your lights on ever again. The best way to use this technology is to pair it with LED bulbs and thus maximize your savings.

Another popular upgrade that helps you save money and automate your home is a smart thermostat. This device connects to your home Wi-Fi and allows you to set the desired temperature no matter where you are. Some models can even remember your habits and adjust the temperature accordingly.

An important safety upgrade

The times we are living in may be new and exciting, but they are still dangerous. That’s why you should do everything you can to make sure that your household is protected both from the unwanted guest as well as various hazards.

Smart home security takes care of that by offering state-of-the-art locks, high-resolution cameras, smoke detectors and motion-triggered alarms. Compared to the traditional security systems, smart security systems will not only alert everybody with a loud alarm but can also send an alert to your phone in case of emergency.

Comfort and convenience with smart furniture

Smart furniture is not being discussed enough, and we’re here to change that. It is set to completely change the way we live our lives.

Let’s start with a smart table or side table. These pieces can feature LED lights, Bluetooth speakers and wireless phone chargers.

The innovative smart sofas offer similar perks but with more coziness. Besides LED lights and speakers, they provide you with a convenient place to charge your phone, allowing you to have everything you need at your fingertips.

Other innovative pieces include color-changing wardrobes and TVs that can be “masked” into artwork, when turned off.

Make everything work together – smart hubs

You might find it difficult to control all your smart gadgets individually. A smart hub allows you to create a centralized system where all your devices are connected to the cloud, and you don’t need more than one app to manage all of them.

Additionally, smart hubs enable you to automate your devices. For example, this would mean that as soon as you unlock the door (using a smart lock, of course), the light in your entryway will be turned on and the thermostat will set the optimal temperature.

The only problem with smart hubs is that this new technology is still in its infancy, and there are too many manufacturers who do not collaborate. This makes pairing up devices from different manufacturers into one hub impossible. Until that changes, to avoid any problems, you should buy the products from the same brand.

A helping hand voice

If you are among those people who remember the Halloween special episode of the Simpsons on the mention of a smart home assistant, don’t be afraid. The assistants of the real world are nothing like Ultrahouse 3000 voiced by Pierce Brosnan. In fact, this technology can make your life a lot easier by helping you make the home automation run smoothly.

Just like Cortana and Siri are improving the smartphone user experience, smart home assistants will make your life easier.

They can be set to react to voice commands, which allows you to control various smart home features without having to use any app. Also, if you have a camera above your entrance and a smart lock, your assistant can unlock the door when they recognize your face.

It’s an exciting time to be alive, and we are sure that there are plenty other surprising smart home innovations on the horizon. Until then, try out these five, and see for yourself how they can change your life.

About The Author

Emma is a writer and a home décor enthusiast. She believes that good design can be found at the intersection between beautiful and functional. Her inspiration comes from traveling and exposing herself to new experiences.

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