Today is a special day. This blog post will literally give you some powerful ammunition to make your life a little better, in fact, it may even change it up a bit. Who knows?
HACK 1 – How To Make Decisions Quickly:
This hack is so important as many people sit on the fence till it hurts. To be honest, we are all the sum of every decision we’ve made along the way, sure there was some drama and many things that we didn’t account also happened but decisions done properly can make or break you.
So how can we almost, well 99% of the time come to the right decision without spending hours, days or even months trying to figure out the answer?
Grab a sheet of paper. Put a line down the middle and at the top of the left column write the word “FOR”, at the top of the right column write the word “AGAINST”. now, each time you get stuck on making a decision, simple put all the reasons for doing the “thing” in the left column and all the reasons against in the right column. If you have more reasons “for” than you do “against” it could be a good idea to go for it.
This simple method was used on many occasions by Winston Churchill, and he made many decisions. Try it…
HACK 2. – An Instant Mood Changer:
There are many things in life trying to pull you into the Abyss, negative people, the daily bad news, TV programmes about death and other assorted things in life to make you want to jump in the Thames. However, life isn’t bad at all, we sometimes get the impression that it’s all falling apart, but it’s often a sign or signal that it’s coming together.
Life doesn’t happen to us, it happens through us and we can live and react in a bad way or we can live and react in a good way. How you react is everything, sometimes not reacting is better than reacting at all. The more we react badly, the more bad things happen.
Anyway. I have this really stupid saying, it’s a crazy word, but everytime I say it loudly in a deep voice, it instantly brings a smile to my face and lifts my mood. I can feel my cheeks rise an a smile appears. I have been saying this since I was 18. For a joke at first, but it grew on me. I simply say
OK, you can use mine or maybe come up with your own. Perhaps you want to say ” HURRAH, my feet don’t stink today”, whatever it is, it’s an instant mood changer.. Now, here’s the rub. If you say this out loud in the company of others, you will also interrupt the mood of others.
I first used “OOZEEMOO” as a kind of a jokey challenge for drinking games when I was an 18yr old, but found that people laughed when they heard it, it made me laugh when I said it in my “Arnold Schwarzenegger” tone. It just stuck. What could you say that would instantly change your mood? leave a hint in the comments below.
HACK 3 – Remain Mysterious
Once you know everything about a person, what else is there to know? : Answer: Nothing. People have an appetite for new things, new information etc. Many marriages fail midway because people get bored with the “same old same old”. Spice things up a bit.. always keep people wanting more.
Have you ever been to one of those parties where one of the guests does the majority of the talking and most of it is about THEM?. These people are known as bores. Now, on the other side of that coin, what about the person who reveals very little, remains a little mysterious and talks about YOU
Always remember, regardless of whether you want to believe it or not, WE are our favourite subject. We dissect a person or conversation by “what’s in it for me” Tap into this, give very little away about yourself and compliment others, you will keep people coming back for more.
People tend to want things they can’t have and often get tired of things they do have. Never fully give everything to anyone, predictability breeds contempt. Keep something back and keep people guessing.
Leave a comment below if you would like more life hacks in a future blog post.
Have a great day
P.S Read one of my books, it could change your life, this is not an idle boast, it’s a fact.