One of my biggest challenges through the years has been getting myself focused and organizing my time well. I am a former perfectionist and chronic procrastinator.
When I worked full-time for a larger company, I somehow coped with this problem and didn’t really solve it. However, when I started to work from home with my own business and a smaller part-time job, the issue of low productivity, multitasking, and getting distracted became more evident than ever.
Since I started my own coaching business, I realized that I need to solve the low productivity problem as soon as possible to be…
Working with young people in personal development, sales, and leadership program for more than 10 years, I have noticed one common reason why it is hard for many people to stay motivated on something.
This is not the lack of discipline or the habit of procrastination, although many people struggle with that.
The problem is more profound; however, it is easier to solve.
You can find your inner drive and motivation by simply changing this one thing — find or clarify your “why.”
The external motivation we receive from outside — other people, prizes, motivational videos, recognition, money, etc. only…
My name is Laine Kaleja. I live in Latvia, Northern Eastern Europe, but traveling is my passion, so I call myself a world citizen! I love the sea, mountains, consistently learning new things, working on my personal development, and cat Mickey.
Currently, I am doing my dream business — being a Mindset Coach. I have been working in sales all over North America, leading teams of students, working for a charity organization, etc.
Even though it all sounds amazing, I have struggled astonishingly a lot with limiting beliefs and mental blocks; that’s why one of my biggest passions in life…
When I was doing one of the most challenging jobs — selling educational books door-to-door in the USA and Canada, I learned a valuable lesson about unconditional confidence.
I came across this concept of unconditional confidence in Dustin Hillis’s seminars — Dustin Hillis is a CEO of Southwestern Family of Companies and has been a company’s record-holder in sales for many years.
I must admit that I had been struggling with self-confidence a lot since my teenage years. A significant breakthrough came when I learned to love myself and applied the concept of unconditional confidence in my life.
Usually, when we hear the phrase “unconditional love,” we see it as a reminder for loving others unconditionally (always forgive, not judge, see the best in others).
While that most certainly is very important, I want to speak about unconditional love and acceptance of yourself.
I believe that profoundly affects the way how we can love others. To love others well, we need to learn how to love ourselves. And not only that. Loving and accepting yourself unconditionally can be crucial for your success and growth too.
With all the demands that society has these days, we live in a…
When I first heard about the self-talk concept or using positive affirmations, it sounded bizarre to me. Like why would you talk out loud to yourself? Aren’t those only crazy and mad people who do that?
Ever since, using affirmations has become one of the key habits of almost every success habits or morning routine habits list. And a keystone habit in my life too.
And, for sure, neuroplasticity confirms how changing our thoughts makes new neural pathways form in our brain. When we don’t think anymore, the old thoughts — those neural pathways dissolve.
And the stronger are our…
Limiting beliefs is such a widely heard topic. You probably have heard about it a lot, but have you really faced and solved your limiting beliefs?
Do you realize how dramatically you can change your life if you bring them into awareness and decide to replace them with positive beliefs?
Limiting beliefs hold people back in many areas of their lives — business, career, finances, relationships, personal growth, fitness, healthy habits, etc.
And that is because everything starts from thoughts. If you want to get up early and go for a run, it begins with a thought. If you want…
Vision is one of my favorite words. I am sure you have heard it a lot too. But have you sat down to figure out a clear vision for your life and business/career?
For many years I was not sure what it means to have my vision. You can read the story here. It took time for me to realize why having a vision is so crucial.
Now I am confident that it is a key that determines success or failure in your life. You can never get where you want unless you first have a clear vision of where…
Have you had a negative experience that sometimes paralyzes your actions because you are afraid to experience something like that again? And because of this fear, you don’t take action?
Do certain people, situations, or events make you tremble in fear, anxiety, or disgust?
Are you trying to reach a goal, but you keep on sabotaging yourself? You keep on doing the same things, which bring to same results, but that does not bring you to the goal?
If the answer to any of the questions is yes, you will benefit from this re-framing exercise.
We can't solve problems by…
You probably have heard many times this: “Money does not bring happiness.” It has been stated by many people — wise people and the ones trying to pretend smart.
However, these days we most commonly attribute the title “successful” to someone rich. Someone who has built a big business or earned many awards and titles in sports, acting, music, etc. Or has many followers on social media.
The first characteristic of someone successful comes in most people’s minds: “being rich.”
How are we as a society so contradictory, and what actually is success?
I wrote this essay based on quotes…