Learning and Durability

by Travis Sleighter Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
Have you ever wanted to start a business?  Learning and Durability are an important part of being successful.  I even dare say that if you don't have a heavy dosage of both you will never really see success.  Let's say you figured out your dream business.  It gives you time and money freedom while also becoming a source of pride and accomplishment.  There is one small problem, you don't know what to do. Now you have a few options.  You could ...
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Persistence is Key

by Travis Sleighter Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
In all things in life persistence is key. How many free throws do you think Currey has taken over his career?  Persistence is the backbone to success.  What we persist at we improve. In college, I studied Kinesiology.  We learned about a thing called dendritic arborization and neural pathways.  Simple explained this means that your body has the ability to groove new pathways within your body.  By consistent repetition, these pathways are created.  In a motor development class, we were given ...
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Persistence when your Learning

by Travis Sleighter Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
Why is persistence so important when your learning?  Without persistence when you face opposition in learning you will quit. Through practice, we create a new skill set, a deeper understanding of something, and/or enriching part of your life. Let's say that you have always wanted to be an entrepreneur.  You are tired of your job and honestly, it doesn't pay enough money.  You may even dream of having time, flexibility, and money.  That is a pipe dream, right?  What if you said instead,  ...
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What I Learned from Owning a Small Business

by Travis Sleighter Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Health and Fitness
What I learned from owning my small business? Let's step back and get some back history.  I am in my late 20's and have been working in the Fitness Industry for years. Helping people make a change to their bodies and minds.  The problem is my own personal fitness was suffering. I became bored with the industry and then started to let myself go, I mean really let myself pack on the pounds.  Between the overeating, drinking of beer, and ...
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Depression: My personal go to's!

by Travis Sleighter Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
 Having experienced depression first hand I understand what it feels like to think nothing excites you. As if your life is stuck in purgatory forever. Over the years having little bouts of sadness I have learned some things that have helped me not only experience it less often but, also know what to do if I find I am down.  For instance this morning I woke up after hearing the night before my ex-wife is getting re-married.  Now I do not ...
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Why? How? What? How the Wright Brothers where the first to take flight

by Travis Sleighter Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Health and Fitness
Why? How? What?  That is the question.  Not a question but a true verifiable fact one must always start with the why.  The why we do anything in life is the quintessential truth.  What does this have to do with the Wright Brothers? In the early 1900's the war committee had a very strong desire to accomplish flight.  So they hired the best in the country.  His name was Samuel Pierpont Langley. He sat on the board at Harvard, was given ...
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Fitness and Habits. 7 things that make all the difference

by Travis Sleighter Travel and Leisure, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Writing and Speaking
  Fitness and Habits how do I live a fitness lifestyle?  Honestly,  I don't like working out it hurts and I hate it.  Plus, who has the time with all the responsibilities that I have in life.  You may have heard or thought these things before.  The following are seven easy things you can implement into your program that will make a huge difference. 1.) drink 8 glasses of water a day 2.) Put it in your schedule 3.) Have your clothes packed ...
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Mantras. The Key to Training your Mind.

by Travis Sleighter Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Communications, Writing and Speaking
Mantras can propel you forward. In Science, there is a term called Neuroplasticity.  What this means in plain English is this.  The brain has the ability to change.  A Neuron is basically a pathway like a high way and its branches are the side streets called dendrites.  Let's say your learning how to type.  Where is the "V" on the keyboard?  When you're new you have to look down and then press the key.  With practice, your neural pathways groove(create ...
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Is Delayed Gratification the Holy Grail of Success?

by Travis Sleighter Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Kids and Teens
   What is all of this talk about delayed gratification being the holy grail of success?  Yesterday, I was at the grocery store and saw this kid who wanted some sweets.  When the Mom said no that’s only for special occasions, the kid proceeded to throw himself on the ground kicking, screaming and crying.  Do you indulge the child because he is making a scene and you're embarrassed?  To Have it now or later that is the question. In the late ...
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Have you ever thought? THIS IS NOT MY LIFE!!

by Travis Sleighter Self Improvement
I've thought this is not my life, I have shouted it, I even unleashed some terror on an unsuspecting couch pillow. In the course of 1 year, I experienced the following points of pain in my life.  I sold my small business as a Crossfit Gym owner.  I got divorced, received a huge IRS bill, feel lonely at times on the weekends, I am turning 38 shortly with nothing to show for it and, saw my bank account drop to ...
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