Featured post

Why You’re Lazy (And How To “Fix” It Forever)

Do you wonder why you’re lazy?

Do you have trouble with motivation, and staying focused on tasks?

If so, then you have come to the right place. On this blog you are going to learn how to overcome laziness and beat procrastination forever. You’ll find inner motivation you never would have though possible. You are going to become more focused than a laser!

Now, let’s see if we can answer the question “why am I lazy?”:

The dictionary definition of laziness refers to ‘indolence’; the disinclination to do work that leads to inactivity. However, we all know that laziness in the modern sense also encompasses:

  • Feelings of low motivation
  • Lack of focus and mental clarity making work and action-taking harder
  • Procrastination
  • Anything that makes “getting stuff done” hard

Traditional remedies for laziness have basically consisted of the already-motivated telling you to “get off your bum” and start working. However, these things are easier said than done, and beating laziness is not as simple as others may claim.

Why You’re Lazy:

Laziness, lack of focus/concentration, and procrastination are the result of two main issues, in my experience:

  1. Incorrect strategies for dealing with work (basically you don’t know how to deal with your work, study, or daily tasks in an effective manner)
  2. Insufficient vitamins and minerals that are essential for cognitive function, as a result of the Western diet and poor lifestyle choices

The good news is that both of these laziness-causing factors are 100% fixable, and you can do it in days.

Here’s what you need to do to overcome laziness, beat procrastination forever, and become more motivated and driven in 4 simple steps:

  1. Attack all tasks (work, study etc) in small and manageable chunks. Start by breaking it down into 30 minute slots, and increase your time from there. Once you find it easy to get up and get working for 30 minutes, try for 45, and then 1 hour, until you reach a full day.
  2. Visualize your goals to ensure success; the world’s most successful people all visualize and believe in what they are doing (think the Law of Attraction). You might also find that subliminal affirmations for laziness and motivation help you with goal visualization and taking-action
  3. Remove “laziness catalysts” from your life, such as TV or video games if they are preventing you from achieving. Trade your TV and Xbox in for some extra cash, and then tuck it away in a high interest savings account. You won’t regret such decisions, trust me.
  4. Address the biological imbalances in your brain that are causing motivation, focus, and mental clarity issues. Ditch junk food, start exercising, and lower your alcohol consumption. The biggest benefit, however, comes from correct vitamin and mineral supplementation. I’ve found that the best results (and I mean literally supercharging your brain for razor-sharp focus and V8 engine mental drive) come from using a product called Excelerol. In a very rapid period of time you will notice better memory, increased alertness, and most importantly the vanishing of the “symptoms” of laziness. Excelerol uses a scientifically blended formulation of vitamins, minerals, and extracts to restore correct cognitive balance to your brain. Cool huh? Check out the overwhelmingly positive customer reviews of Excelerol on Amazon here (and buy your own supply).
  5. This is a bonus tip – make sure you take action every day, no matter how small. This will help you feel good about yourself and eventually lead to beating laziness!

Thanks so much for your time, and please do scroll down, click around, and read some more of the useful laziness-busting, motivation-driving, focus-finding articles on Why Am I Lazy. Remember to share anything you find useful on Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus as well (just click the share buttons at the top of this article).

Oh and don’t forget, you can get my exclusive eBook that will transform your life and help you to find motivation and take action. Click here to get your copy today.


Featured post

How To Overcome Laziness

Why are you lazy? Is laziness something to be feared… or is it more benign than most believe?

Laziness is an interesting topic. It’s something that almost everybody seems to want to avoid, yet very few people actually have any real clue as to how manage it. Everybody talks about laziness, without actually understanding the nuances of the argument – or the very nature of the beast!

Before you go any further, please watch this free video to learn exactly how to beat laziness and procrastination (as well as what causes these problems in the first place)

Well today I’m coming to the rescue, because I’m going to teach you how to overcome laziness. Now before we begin, I would like to share a little word of warning. What you’re about to hear may not be exactly to your tastes; if you had arrived at this blog in the hopes of hearing “pep rally” style jingoism to rouse you from your state of glacial laziness, then you will be sorely disappointed.

Instead, I am going to teach you the “underground” secret of overcoming laziness:

Laziness isn’t as bad as you might think

One of the biggest reasons why people are obsessed with beating laziness is that it is a perceived enemy. In a similar fashion to the Western requirement of a perceived foreign enemy, ripe for demonization, laziness is viewed by many as something rather evil. It is seen an all-pervasive force that has come from the very depths of Hell, ready to suck the productivity from innocent masses.

However, I propose that laziness is nowhere near as bad as the “puritanical” element of society would lead you to believe. In fact, laziness is something that should be accepted – even celebrated – albeit in moderate doses.

The pursuit of laziness allows one to tread the path towards understanding the difference between hard work and smart work. The former (hard work) is the obsession of those who believe that there should be 25 hours of activity in a 24 hour day, in order to get everything done on time. The latter (smart work) is the realm of the intelligent, the quick-witted, and the adaptive.

Laziness is often the catalyst for the transition to  smarter, more efficient, and more effective work. 

Think about it this way – if you know that you only have eight hours in  the day in which you are able to work effectively, but you have approximately twelve hours worth of work to do, then rather than trying to work for those twelve hours (working harder, at the expense of your personal wellbeing) why not attempt to work smarter?

Basically, find ways to make those twelve hours of work fit into eight, without sacrificing the quality of your efforts.

Now the hardworking reader who has been raised on a diet of believing that laziness is evil will no doubt read the above and say “impossible, there is NO WAY that you can do 12 hours work in 8, without ruining your efforts”. Unfortunately, you would be wrong. By working smarter (boosting your productivity, decreasing the time you waste when you actually have to work) you will always beat the hard worker.

So how to overcome laziness? Well, you had better start embracing it, in order that you can learn how to leverage your newfound love of laziness to spur increases in your productivity. Smart work is the future people.

Overcoming procrastination and laziness in your personal life, work life, and social life is not impossible – it just requires working smarter and more effectively on all levels, rather than stressing yourself out with extra work.

Make sure you also read my Kindle eBook all about beating laziness and procrastination – get it here for $0.99


How To Overcome Crippling Procrastination

Let’s face it – procrastination sucks. It saps away at the precious moments you get in each day, and can lead to feelings of depression and despondency. That’s why I’m going to teach you how to overcome crippling procrastination once and for all.

1. Identify The Cause

In order to stop crippling procrastination, you first need to identify what it is that is causing you to procrastinate in the first place. Basically, you need to ask yourself what is holding you back from taking action. For example, one of the most common causes of procrastination I see in people is an addiction (perhaps that’s too strong a word, but I’ll roll with it) to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. In this case, procrastination is caused by compulsively checking social media instead of doing any meaningful work.

2. Strategize To Eliminate The Cause

Now you know the cause of your procrastination, it’s time to fight back and take the necessary steps to eliminate that cause. You need to come up with an effective strategy that will allow you to rid yourself of procrastination, once and for all.

In the example I gave above (being addicted to social media and wasting too much time on it) an example of an effective strategy would be to install site blocking software, which limits the amount of time that you can spend on social media websites. You could also consider scheduling your daily social time; so that instead of constantly checking Facebook or Twitter, you only do it periodically.

3. Prevent It From Coming Back

By now you’ve identified what has been causing crippling procrastination in your life, and you’ve taken meaningful steps to eliminate that root cause. But now you need to make a vow to prevent the cause from coming back (and bringing all that nasty procrastination with it). This means taking real steps to prevent yourself from “relapsing” into old habits. So, for example, if your procrastination was caused by wasting too much time on social media, then you need to use all your willpower to prevent yourself from falling back into bad old habits.

If you’re after the ultimate guide to overcoming procrastination, then I highly recommend you take a look at my eBook called Ticking Away: How To Overcome Laziness And Stop Procrastinating. It’s currently on sale for $10, which is a very reasonable price indeed. Inside the eBook I’ll teach you the exact steps you need to follow to overcome crippling procrastination – no matter what causes it. My eBook in conjunction with this blog post is a knockout one-two combo. Click here to get your copy of my eBook.


Upgrade Your Time Management Skills

We all procrastinate from time to time (and sometimes this is not a bad thing!)

But for some, procrastination can be the difference between a productive work day and not getting all the right things done. If this sounds like you. then you clearly need some help developing your focus and your time management skills.

Lucky for you, time management is a skill that anyone can learn. This can be done by simply putting alot of effort into your schedule and not allowing yourself to be too distracted. Read on for some great time management tips that you can use to help increase your focus and productivity.

First, take time to develop a goals list. You can do this on the computer if you want but paper and pen is best. This way, when you feel your focus start to wander, you can pull out the list and look at it. You will be able to remind yourself where you need to focus without spending too much time off task.

You taking the time to write out your goals will help you feel as though they are more concrete than a word document that can easily be erased at will. Goals don’t have to be monsterous, in fact they can be as small as you need them to be. So why not write them down. Taking a large task and separating it out into smaller chunks is a basic but very effective time management strategy (in fact, it is something I suggest on my epic 40 ways to stop procrastinating guide, and which has worked well for many people).

When you do this, large projects are not so intimidating, as you can work at them in stages (basically, more manageable pieces). It’s often more enjoyable to work this way too, as you can focus on different aspects of the project at different times. The fact is, when you have a very large challenge to complete, you are likely to put it off as long as possible. Whether we admit it or not, we are likely to avoid large projects that we aren’t sure how to start. When the large project has been divided into smaller parts, it no longer seems unmanageable, and you can start to work on it.

Delegation is something everyone adept at time management knows how to do when necessary. It’s hard to be efficient if you have to do everything yourself. The trick of delegating is to find others who can do the smaller, less important tasks for you. Then you can devote more time to your true objectives. It’s hard to focus on the big picture if you’re constantly dealing with tiny details.

The fact is, some people don’t delegate because they feel uneasy about it. If you make it a habit, though, it will soon feel perfectly normal. It takes time to develop good time management habits. If you catch yourself procrastinating, remember that it’s a common problem. Modern life has many distractions.

We all have lazy days, and days that are unproductive (I still have these occasionally, and I’ve been working on this stuff for years). This is normal and not something to fear. All you can do is focus on improving in the future. Don’t try to do everything at once; work on what’s most important in this moment. At some point, you will find that you are a lot more efficient and productive. It won’t even seem like hard work. Then your time management abilities will have reached a new level of comprehensiveness and usefulness.

To learn more about improving your skills of time management, take a look at the video below:


3 Time Management Strategies To Reclaim Your Inner Focus

Managing your time effectively is a challenge; but it’s a challenge you simply cannot afford to time management strateguesignore. Every minute you waste is a minute you’ll never get back to use for something else more “productive”. Add up these wasted minutes over a week, month, or (heaven forbid) a year, and you’ll soon be reeling in horror at the amount of time you could have been using for better ends.

To save you from all that wasted time, take a look at these three highly effective time management strategies that will help you reclaim your inner focus and improve your productivity.

1 – Create A Daily To-Do List

No good general would send his troops into battle without a well-thought-out strategy. Likewise, you should never go into your day without having a to-do list, which covers everything you need to complete.

Before you go to bed each night, you should create a to-do list for the following day. This needs to outline all the tasks you have to complete in order to ensure that you can consider you day to have been “successful”.  You can use a flashy to-do list app, or a good old fashioned pen and paper. But whatever option you choose, you simply cannot afford not to have a daily to-do list if you want to manage your time effectively.

2 – Identify Your Biggest Time Wasters And Block Them

The Internet and other digital technologies (such as mobile phones, TV, and video games) have done more than just about anything else in living memory to change the way we humans live and work. In fact, not since the invention of the steam engine in the Industrial Revolution has technology changed so significantly the nature of our lives.

Digital technologies can make communication easier, and break down barriers in a truly revolutionary manner. However, these same digital technologies – especially the Internet with its easy access to all manner of distracting material – can cause you to waste a huge amount of time. Without even realising it you could be spending hours each day procrastinating on social media websites, message boards, or watching silly cat videos. Add on top of

3 – Micro-Work

One of my favourite strategies for time management success is “micro working”. The concept is really simple: Add up the time you lose each day not really doing much (e.g. sitting on the bus on the way to work or waiting for your dinner to cook) and use that time in a more effective manner. For example, if you normally spend an hour each day sitting around on public transport, then why not use that time to catch up on your emails.  That way when you get to work you don’t need to do any!

Micro-working takes quite a bit of getting used to; but once you become accustomed to finding short periods of otherwise wasted time in which you can be productive, you’ll add meaningful productive hours each and every week.


Deploy these three time management strategies and enjoy the feeling of getting more out of each day. You’ll also have sharper mental focus, which will lead to better outcomes in all aspects of your life. Don’t settle for wasted time – take action now to eliminate it, and reclaim those precious minutes to put towards other more productive tasks.



Steve Jones’ 8 Days To End Procrastination Review

Key Points:

  • 8 Days To End Procrastination is a self-improvement training eBook by Steve Jones (a clinical hypnotherapist of some repute – check his Wikipedia here).
  • The product costs $19.95 and features an 8 module course that teaches a number of strategies for overcoming procrastination.
  • The end procrastination now pdf also comes with a bonus audio transcription.
  • I like it, but still not as much as my favorite procrastination-beating course, Find Your Focus.
  • You can take a look at 8 Days To End Procrastination here.

What You Get

  • The 8 Days To End Procrastination pdf/eBook, featuring 8 unique and comprehensive modules
  • An audio transcript of the eBook

Price, Refund Policy, Payment Processing Method

  • $19.95 USD price
  • Payment is processed online by Clickbank (which is a leading merchant platform for selling digital info products such as eBooks)
  • You get a 60 day money back guarantee; and you can refund for any reason. This refund policy is mandatory for all products sold through Clickbank.
  • You’ll get instant download access after payment is confirmed.

What I Liked

In terms of the quality of the information in Steve Jones 8 Days To End Procrastination eBook, I spongebob procrastinatingthink he has put together an extremely powerful guide to overcoming procrastination. The module structure of the course breaks everything down into an easy-to-follow format, which is ideal for learning and mentally absorbing the material (particularly if you are already prone to procrastination)

At $19.95 the price is also very reasonable when compared to similar guides. I’ve seen comparable products go for $30-50, and still sell well.

What I Didn’t Like

The overall package is a bit lacklustre with this product; the bonus audio transcript is a bit weak when compared to other offerings on the market. Although the sticker price is very affordable, in terms of value (not price) I think there are better alternatives on the market. Also, it is not a very professionally made package – while the content is good I get the impression of a product that has been cheaply put together.

Should You Buy 8 Days To End Procrastination?

This is actually a very tricky question to answer. Steve G Jones’ 8 Days To End Procrastination features some extremely useful and relevant content. His strategies and playbook for overcoming procrastination are going to deliver great results in your life (provided you actually see it through until the end). The price is also very sharp at $19.95 when compared with other products in its niche.

However, the quality of the instructional material in Steve G. Jones’ guide isn’t as good as my favourite course, Find Your Focus (read my review here). As it is really just a pdf with a passable bonus audio transcript, you also miss out on the power of learning through video lessons.

I’ll leave you with this: If all you are after is a guide to overcoming procrastination that does just what it says on the box, then 8 Days To End Procrastination is for you. However, if you don’t mind spending a little extra for a much more polished and in-depth product, then you need to give Find Your Focus a look instead.

It’s your call, but if you email me (grab my contact details here) I will be more than happy to answer any further questions.

If you are interested, then click here to see the official sales/purchase page and get more information as well.


How to Not Procrastinate

For most folks this isn’t an important problem for ourselves and occurs from time to time.

If you’re among those people who procrastinate often, you might have an interest in this write-up to learn regarding the best way on how to not procrastinate about manners.

So that you can comprehend procrastination, we first must understand before we analyse the best way to stop procrastinating what the term really means. As defined in the dictionary, procrastination means the deferment or avoidance of a job or an action, which needs end by focusing on another job or activity.

Procrastination can bring about increased tension and remorse for a lot of people. Continual procrastination can be not only raise the tension that you experienced, but may additionally be an index of some other emotional or physical problem that you experienced.

Thus, the best way on how to not procrastinate, starts with figuring out what’s the underlying reason for the procrastination. There are numerous motives and we are going to list some here, yet basically you have to determine what’s leading to your own demand delay or to prevent things.

There are several measures additionally that readers can consider helping them prevent procrastination. Basically the procedure will be to identify the reasons for the negative behaviour, establish targets which are realistic to attaining these targets and make progress. You’ll be heading in the correct way even when you need to establish modest goals and make progress.

One helpful trick would be to use the five-minute approach. Just beginning the job allow it to be less difficult to continue and will reduce a number of the stress you’ve got. Continue in 5 minute balls, slowly improving the time spent until the job is finished.

There are several kinds of procrastination including perfectionism, procrastination that is academic, comfortable the anxious fearful kind and procrastination. Each needs various alternatives to getting on with the job and takes an alternative way of procrastination. The five-minute rule works nicely for several kinds of procrastination.

One additional way that you can consider to with help on how not to procrastinate would be to reward yourself. It’s possible for you to give yourself little benefits for landmarks in route to your own final goal.

Or maybe you actually reward yourself and wait. Are you holding off on purchasing that new telephone? Would you like a fresh ensemble? Reward yourself with a shopping excursion after you complete a big house clean. The key is finding something which will actually inspire one to do the thing you don’t need to do.


How Do I Stop Procrastinating?

You keep pushing the work you must do away. You locate other chores simply to break free stop procrastinatingfrom this one, locate phone calls to make. Or you totally blow it.

Or you have acquired the reputation of being a true wastrel.

If you answered no, you are like the thousands of individuals, who would like to quit procrastinating.

Question is: how do I stop procrastinating? Will there be a magical formula to simply begin doing it?

It is really fairly easy.


Say, you purchased the humongous sandwich and went into a restaurant now. If you make an effort to stuff your mouth and open it wide, will it go in? You are not likely to find a way to stuff it in if you don’t belong to some family of pachyderms.

You gotta do something similar with your job to. Break it into smaller jobs and begin attacking the smaller tasks each. One writer I understood was composing a 150 page novel, but could not get started at all. Daily, she told herself, she had write just one “chapter” of her novel. Reserve done!


So you hate doing the piles of clothes it produces, and laundry? Do not run away from it, include it. Remove the most disagreeable tasks.

This way you will have the energy to get it done. As soon as you are past it, you will be in your way to larger and better things you really love.

There is a reason dessert is the last course!


Can not determine whether the wall colour should be blue or beige? Have you been procrastinating because you can not make your mind up?

- Write your choices down, with pros and cons
- Share it with family and friends
- Determine on the default option
Go with your default option in the event you ‘re still open


“I will never find a way to do it”

Think back to the time you felt successful in your lifetime, when you are faced with a self confidence disaster. Perhaps you won a gold medal and ran course.

PICTURE getting the exact same sort of kudos for the job. Reward yourself.


The one dictum of composing is “Get it composed, not right!” Perfectionism is the enemy. STOP sabotaging yourself, in the event you ‘re the type that will compose several words, reread them, delete them, then rewrite the same few words. Get your piece get the laundry done, put away. It does not need to be perfect, it’s to get done.


What Time Management Apps Do I Use?

I often get bombarded with questions about the time management apps/software that I use (you too can bombard me with questions by visiting my contact page).

I’m sure it needs no explaining to you that modern technology – especially smart phones/devices – offer some amazing benefits … although they can also contribute to or exacerbate an existing procrastination problem.

So I think the best course of action is for me to lay it out in the open – what time management applications and software do I use on a regular basis?

As far as hardware goes, I pack an iPhone and a Mac Mini. Nothing too flash (and no I’m not an Apple fanboy – when it comes time to upgrade my computer I want to go back to Windows, and I’m really tempted by those flashy new Nokia phones as well).

If you were expecting me to use a plethora of time management apps and services, then you’ll be sorely mistaken.

Here’s what I use:

Wunderlist (for phone and desktop) – this app allows me to create to-do lists, and then sync them across my devices. It’s just as easy as using pen and paper, and I can create lists that are filtered by different categories. So, for example, I can keep to-do items for this blog separate from daily chores, etc. There’s a premium paid option … but I haven’t yet explored that.

StayFocusd – This Chrome browser extension allows me to block websites that waste my time. I allow myself 10 minutes per day on social media/online shopping, and after that StayFocusd will block me. The coolest thing about this app (apart from the fact that it’s free) is that there is so much flexibility. You can go “nuclear” and ban yourself from the Internet … if you really want to.

The Action Machine – This is a powerful piece of time-boxing software, which helps me to visualize where I am spending my time each day. I use it to plan where I’m going to spend my time, and then track the actual time I spend against those estimates. You can read my review of The Action Machine here – it’s a premium/paid program (costs $47 USD) but I think is worth it for the increase in productivity that you will gain. The software is for desktop/laptop computers, and works on Mac and PC.

And that’s it really. I have explored some other programs in the past (I was formerly a big fan of Todoist … but decided that I liked the combination of Wunderlist and The Action Machine better).

Do you have any recommendations for great time management software?

If so, then get in contact with me and let me know … I’ll always be happy to try it out and give an honest review.



Bob Proctor’s The 11 Forgotten Laws Review

Howdy folks … how are we all today?

I’ve been taking a bit of a hiatus from writing my honest product reviews as of late, but I’m back with another can’t-miss product breakdown.

Today we are looking at Bob Proctor’s The 11 Forgotten Laws course.

11 forgotten laws package

In this review of The 11 Forgotten Laws I will answer all the important questions, such as:

  • What exactly does the product do (if anything)?
  • Who is the target audience?
  • What will you learn?
  • How much does it cost?
  • Is it actually worth the money?
  • What bonuses and extras come with the product to sweeten the deal?
  • Should you buy The 11 Forgotten Laws - or is it a total waste of money?
  • And the most important question of all: Who is Bob Proctor, and why does he wear a cream coloured suit?

Who It’s For

If one or more of the following sounds like you, then you fall within the target audience for The 11 Forgotten Laws course:

  • You want to learn how to manifest your desires in life.
  • You are interested in learning about the Law of Attraction.
  • You already know a bit about the Law of Attraction, but want to grow your knowledge and practical skills.
  • You want to turn ideas into physical results.

Who It Isn’t For

Bob Proctor’s course isn’t made with you in mind if you are primarily interested in the following:

  • Time management/overcoming procrastination
  • Goal setting
  • General personal development

Basic Details About The 11 Forgotten Laws

Price – $97 USD (sales page claims that’s a 66% discount … but all those “was/is” offers for eBooks and digital info products are usually BS). Product is sold through the Clickbank platform, which means 100% secure payment and instant access after payment has successfully processed.

Format – Package that includes eBook, online lessons, and audio tracks. Around 1GB total download size.

What You Need – Any computer capable of connecting to the Internet, playing audio, and opening PDF files (so any computer, basically).

Included Bonuses

  • The American Monk’s Prosperity Program – 4 part course to generate prosperity and happiness (audio course)
  • Manifest Like A Millionaire video by Laura Silva
  • The Silva Centering Audio (I’ve got no idea what this is even supposed to do … so read the fine print for yourself)
  • Invitation to become an affiliate for The 11 Forgotten Laws, and earn a commission by recommending the course to friends and family.

Refund Window – 60 day money-back guarantee, for any reason.

Bob Proctor’s The 11 Forgotten Laws – Review Conclusion

All things being said and done, is Bob Proctor’s course actually any good?

My honest opinion is that it isn’t really worth the money. This is a Law of Attraction course, and if you just want to read about the Law of Attraction (and learn how to apply it in your life) then there are a load of affordable eBooks – and physical books – which you can purchase from places like Amazon or The Book Depository, which will teach you just as much for a fraction of the price.

The only circumstances in which I can recommend that you go and shell out $97 on The 11 Forgotten Laws course are:

  • You want to develop an encyclopaedic knowledge of the Law of Attraction (the actual quality of the training material in the course is very good)
  • You like/learn well with audio book formats; in terms of audio courses on the Law of Attraction, this is definitely the best I have ever encountered … and the added convenience might be worth the price premium for you.
  • You’ve got a spare $97 to burn on a well-made self-improvement product, and don’t mind paying extra to have something that is very high quality.

Alternatives To The 11 Forgotten Laws

Bearing in mind that the primary focus of Bob Proctor’s course is on the Law of Attraction, I would recommend a course called Manifestation Miracle instead.

Manifestation Miracle (read my review here) is only $47 – less than half the cost of The 11 Forgotten Laws – and teaches the important stuff just as well, with the primary focus being on generating success in your life through manifestation/the Law of Attraction.

If you want to go even cheaper, then there are loads of great Law of Attraction eBooks (for Kindle) as well as cheap print books on Amazon – check out a list of them here.

Where To Buy The 11 Forgotten Laws

If you have come to the conclusion that you want to buy Bob Proctor’s course, then you can get access here.

However, as I have stressed throughout this review, there are alternative products that will probably be a better fit for you (such as Manifestation Miracle).

Thanks for reading my review … and don’t forget to contact me with any questions or comments you might have.



How To Take Action – Part 1

This series of small blog posts comes from a “rebrandable” eBook that I purchased out of interest recently. To be honest, the quality of the eBook was totally underwhelming … but because I now own the rights to republish it on my site as I see fit, I’ll be adding a chapter every couple of days (I’m really busy at the moment, and struggling to get new content written).

Hopefully you’ll be able to pull something useful from the chapters as I post them. I’ll be adding some commentary where appropriate as well – such as at the end of each chapter to summarize the post.

Truth be told I will probably “wipe” these upcoming posts once I’ve got back to writing more regular content (I’ve got some embryonic ideas for about 10 different blog posts that I want to do over the next few weeks).  Bear in mind I’ve also been focusing on writing larger articles, as well as offering guest contributions to other leading blogs, so the amount I’ve been putting on Why Am I Lazy? has been slipping somewhat.

Thought is the drive implicit in all. And what do we mean by this? Merely
this: Your every act – each conscious act – is premised by a thought.
Your commanding thoughts influence your dominating actions. In the
domain of our own brains we have total control, or we ought to have, and if
at any time we haven’t, then there’s a technique by which we may gain
control, and in the domain of the brain become thorough masters.

In order to get to the real foundation of the matter, let us look to this for a
minute. For if thought is forever parent to our acts, habits, character, life
then it’s first essential that we know totally how to command our thoughts.

Our Thoughts

Here let us refer to the law of the brain which is the same as is the law in
association with the reflex nerve system of the body, the law which states
that whenever one does a particular thing in a particular way it’s easier to
do the same thing in the same way the following time, and still simpler the
next, and the next, and the next, till in time it comes to pass that no work is
required, or no work worth speaking of; but on the opposite would call for
the effort.

The brain carries with it the might that perpetuates its own sort of thought,
the same as the body carries with it through the reflex nerve system the
might which perpetuates and makes continually easier its own specific acts.
Thus a easy effort to control one’s thoughts, a easy setting about it, even if
initially failure is the outcome, and even if for a time failure appears to be
about the sole result, will in time, eventually, bring him to the point of
simple, full, and complete command.

Each one, then, may grow the power of determining, commanding his
thought, the power of determining what sorts of thought he shall and what
sorts he shall not entertain.

For let us never part in mind with this reality, that each earnest effort along
any line makes the end aimed at simply a little easier for every succeeding
effort, even if, as has been stated, apparent failure is the outcome of the
earlier efforts. This is a case where even failure is success, for the failure
isn’t in the effort, and each sincere effort adds an increment of might that
will finally achieve the end aimed at. We may, then, gain the full and utter
power of determining what character, what sort of thoughts we think of.

Shall we now provide attention to a concrete example? Here is a gentleman,
the cashier of a big sales outlet, or cashier of a bank. In his morning
newspaper he reads of a man who’s become suddenly wealthy, has made a
fortune of half a million or a million dollars in a couple of hours through
speculation on the stock exchange. Maybe he’s seen an account of a
different gentleman who’s done practically the same thing recently.

He is not quite judicious enough, however, to understand the fact that when
he reads of one or two cases of this sort he may find, were he to look into
the matter cautiously, one or two hundred cases of gentlemen who have lost
all they had in the same way.

He believes, however, that he will be among the fortunate ones. He doesn’t
fully recognize that there are no short cuts to wealth realistically made.

He takes a part of his nest egg, and as is true in practically all cases of this
sort, he loses all that he’s put in, thinking now that he sees why he lost, and
that if he had more cash he would be able to get back what he’s lost, and
maybe make a handsome sum in addition, and make it rapidly, the thought
comes to him to utilize some of the funds he has charge of.

In 9 cases out of 10, if not 10 cases in every 10, the results that inescapably
follow this are known sufficiently well to make it hard for him to continue.

Where is the man’s safety in the light of what we have been thinking about?
Merely this: the moment the thought of utilizing for his own purpose funds
belonging to other people enters his mind, if he’s wise he will at once put
the thought from his mind.

If he’s a fool he will think of it. In the degree in which he thinks of it, it will
grow on him; it will become the engrossing thought in his brain; it will
finally become master of his self-control, and through quickly succeeding
steps, dishonor, shame, and degradation, penitentiary, remorse will be his.

It’s simple for him to put the thought from his brain when it first enters;
but as he thinks of it, it grows to such proportions that it becomes more and
more hard for him to put it from his mind; and later it becomes practically
impossible for him to do it.

The light of the match, which but a little effort of the breath would have
snuffed it initially, has imparted a flame that’s raging through the whole
building, and now it’s almost if not rather impossible to subdue it.

So what’s the moral of this story?

If we look behind the disastrous attempt at sounding educated that the writer has deployed, the lesson here is that in order to take action you need to have a thought that “sparks” everything.

At the heart of any action or undertaking, there must have been a preceding thought. Depending on the nature of the thought, this could result in something positive (e.g. the decision to go to the gym and workout) or, in the example given, a man losing his money on the stock exchange.

But the fact remains … in order to take action and get something done, you need to have a thought.

The other moral of the story is that I feel proud I can write far better articles and web content than whoever did this rebrandable eBook. From my 4 star short eBook on Kindle called Ticking Away, through to some of my best blog posts, I’m proud of the self-improvement and motivational content I create.

However, stay tuned for the second chapter of this “how to take action” series … where I post another confusingly written piece and then break down the main points for you to takeaway.

Thanks for your time, and have an awesome day.


What Vitamins Are Good For Energy?

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that sometimes you will simply feel lethargic and unenergetic. For whatever reason, there just isn’t enough juice in your batteries to get you up and at it!

The good news is that there are a wide array of supplements you can use to enhance your energy levels. In this article I’m going to answer a popular question that I often get asked on this blog:

“What vitamins are good for energy?”

If you’re looking to enhance your energy levels, focus, and drive through correct supplementation, then you’ve come to the right place.

Pay close attention as I rattle off a list of what vitamins are good for energy. You can click on any of the links to see suggested vitamin products on Amazon as well:

1. B group vitaminsTime and time again, B-group vitamins (especially B12) have been proven to have a noticeable impact on energy levels. Although most of us get adequate amounts of B vitamins, if you are a vegetarian there may be a solid chance that you are deficient in this important group of vitamins.

2. Folic Acid. Deficiency in folic acid can be a common problem owing to the fact that it is destroyed in foods during the cooking process. Similarly to iron, folic acid is required in order to produce red blood cells that function effectively.

3. Co-enzyme Q10This popular vitamin supplement has been linked to boosting energy levels in those with chronic fatigue syndrome (amongst other benefits, which you can read here). 

4. Iron. This crucial mineral is required for the effective production of haemoglobin, which carries oxygen through the blood. If you are deficient in iron, then your blood cells may not be able to carry sufficient oxygen to the body’s tissues, which can result in fatigue and low energy.

5. Magnesium. Evidence suggests that most people with chronic fatigue syndrome (or similar symptoms) are often deficient in magnesium. And that supplementing with magnesium is a recommended strategy for fighting back against chronic fatigue.


You don’t need to spend a fortune (or amass a huge “arsenal” of different supplements) to get the right vitamins that will help you boost your energy levels.

I’ve outlined five different supplements that will really help. However, my recommendation always has, and continues to be, that you go for a energy-boosting product that combines multiple vitamins and minerals into one convenient dosage.

Not only will this save you money in the long-term, but it also makes managing your dosage and supplementation regime much easier.

My recommendation for an all-in-one energy supplement also happens to be my favorite product for boosting brain power, memory, and mental focus. So if you’re after a single supplement product you can take on a daily basis that helps with energy levels and mental capability, then I suggest you have a read of my Excelerol review.


I am not a medical professional, and do not claim to know all the intricacies of science-based medicine.