How To Achieve Your Goals: 10 Influencers Share Their Best Tips

How To Achieve Your Goals

In my pursuit for startup education and opportunities to add value to others, I managed to land an internship last year, where I am helping to grow the email and social media following of one of the more well-known authorities in the tech and start-up space: Nir Eyal.

It was July 14th when I did my usual morning commute to the 99Gamers office. I always take Caltrain, so I have the luxury of using my laptop on-the-go to do stuff like, well, writing this article.

That day I had an epiphany while reading an article on how content goes viral: people love valuable content.
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A Gamer’s Ultimate Guide to Productivity [Greatest Hits Edition]

Productivity - Disgaea 5
Credit: Game Informer

Note: This article is an extension of a popular productivity article I wrote on LinkedIn and The Coffeelicious, and is catered towards you: the gamer.

I take it that if you clicked on this article, you want to become a more productive gamer. So, keep on reading.

I’ll be sharing 10 productivity tips that are helping me be more efficient in my work and have allowed me to take on extra commitments; all while still enjoying what I love the most: family and friends, blogging, WWE, basketball, anime, and gaming.

When implemented, these productivity tips will benefit anybody, including you.

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A Gamer’s Confession

A Gamer's Confession
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I consider myself a gamer. I’ve been a gamer ever since I was, 4 years old maybe? I’m not sure exactly. I just know that my older bro occasionally brings up the story of how I would stop crying as a baby only when he gave me the Super Nintendo controller to jump Goombas in Super Mario World.

I love video games as much as the next gamer. I have a huge collection of Xbox 360 games; it has enough games that I feel that I’d be bragging if I listed them all. I have a decently sized collection of Nintendo 3DS and DS games. I have some PC Games: Guild Wars 2, Diablo III, Final Fantasy VII, and Final Fantasy XIV. And I have a couple of gaming consoles that I don’t play as much with: the Xbox One and the Nintendo DS Lite.

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24 Hours…

… isn’t enough time in the day. Now that I have a full time job, I don’t have the free time I used to.

Things I want to do in my free time:

1) Play video games

2) Watch anime

3) Watch wrestling

4) Watch NBA (when the season starts)

5) Do some side projects (mobile/web apps)

The only things I have free time for:

1) Playing video games

2) Watching wrestling

I wish I could live off 1 hour of sleep. Maybe I should cut back on certain things. How do you allocate your free time?

Dilemma

I’ve had the motivation to work on my blog the past few days… but I’ve been too preoccupied with school.

That’s where this entry ends.

Glad I was able to take a three minute break by writing this blog entry.

いま日本語をべんきょうしなければいけません。

Bonus points to anyone who understands what I wrote!

日本語

I’m thinking about making a separate section on my website for Japanese writing to further supplement my learning. I think it’d be really helpful for those who are looking for some Japanese to read, so that they can practice on reading and recognizing the hiragana/katakana/kanji characters. And it’d be helpful for myself as well in writing it and applying the grammar and vocabulary that I’m learning.

Sound like a good idea?

19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful

My roommate gave me a copy of “19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful,” and I thought it was a great read. Pass it along bloggers. I don’t know which site originally posted it but  regardless, it’s worth the one minute read!

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/hard-things-you-need-to-do-to-be-successful-2014-1

You have to do the hard things. 

  • You have to make the call you’re afraid to make.
  • You have to get up earlier than you want to get up.
  • You have to give more than you get in return right away.
  • You have to care more about others than they care about you.
  • You have to fight when you are already injured, bloody, and sore.
  • You have to feel unsure and insecure when playing it safe seems smarter.
  • You have to lead when no one else is following you yet.
  • You have to invest in yourself even though no one else is.
  • You have to look like a fool while you’re looking for answers you don’t have.
  • You have to grind out the details when it’s easier to shrug them off.
  • You have to deliver results when making excuses is an option.
  • You have to search for your own explanations even when you’re told to accept the “facts.”
  • You have to make mistakes and look like an idiot.
  • You have to try and fail and try again.
  • You have to run faster even though you’re out of breath.
  • You have to be kind to people who have been cruel to you.
  • You have to meet deadlines that are unreasonable and deliver results that are unparalleled.
  • You have to be accountable for your actions even when things go wrong.
  • You have to keep moving towards where you want to be no matter what’s in front of you.

You have to do the hard things. The things that no one else is doing. The things that scare you. The things that make you wonder how much longer you can hold on.

Those are the things that define you. Those are the things that make the difference between living a life of mediocrity or outrageous success.

The hard things are the easiest things to avoid. To excuse away. To pretend like they don’t apply to you.

The simple truth about how ordinary people accomplish outrageous feats of success is that they do the hard things that smarter, wealthier, more qualified people don’t have the courage — or desperation — to do.

Do the hard things. You might be surprised at how amazing you really are.