Category: Self-development

Use your mind to retrain💪 your brain🧠 by harnessing the power of habit!

The Secret Sauce of Habit Building (The one thing no one told you!)

H(f) = (C + Ro + Re)rep Wait! Don’t freak out! … I was nearly scared away too when I first found out personal development was all about math. “ugh… Ella… personal development is not math. It’s totally subjective – that’s why it’s called personal development!” Well, you are on the right track, but you’re …

Improve Your Focus in a Technological World (Part 1 of 2)

“I’m on my phone too much” – Ella Sofia YUP. I’ll admit it. Maybe that’s something you can admit to as well. Or maybe you just have trouble concentrating when trying to complete a task as simple as reading or listening…Well if that’s the case then today is your lucky day because in this blog …

3 Reasons You Don’t Need Motivation in 2020

You have no purpose. Everything you do is insignificant. Success habits don’t exist. Damn … sounds harsh, doesn’t it? Well those are the titles of 3 of my most popular YouTube videos. And despite seeming harsh, they are some of the most motivational messages I can share. Traditional Forms of Motivation Does NOT Work Let’s …

How to Learn a New language When You Have No Time (The Ultimate New Year’s Resolution)

“You have to break your big ambitious goals down into more manageable decisions – types of decisions that need to be made correctly along the way in order to improve the odds of achieving the type of outcome you desire” Stephen Duneier Does the following statement resonate with you? “New year, same resolutions.” You see, …

How to Regulate Your Emotions (and learning to use the mood stabilizer)

Pause and think about this: What is the most important thing you’ve learned this year? Take a few minutes to think of an answer. Got it it? Well here’s my answer:This year, one of the most important things I’ve learned is how to manage my emotions. And particularly, how to bring my mood back up …

10 Christmas Gifts for the Personal Development Junkie in Your Life

Christmas time is most definitely my favourite time of year. I mean, who doesn’t love all the joy, music, excessive intake of high-fructose corn syrup, and gift giving!And speaking of gift-giving, have you purchased and wrapped all your gifts? You haven’t!? Okay okay, it’s all good. Actually, you’re in luck today because in this blog …

Learn to Endure Tough Times With These 3 Questions

Did you know … If you took two athletes with the same physical endurance, the athlete with the better mental endurance will actually perform better? You see, more than just being a part of athletics, mental endurance is a huge and often underrated component of our daily lives; everything from challenges in the workplace, stress …

How to Create Your Personal Development Resume

You guys seem to like it when I create personal development exercises for you, so here’s another bad boy to get you thinking: Personal Development Resume When you apply for a job, there are certain things employers want to know before hiring you. Will you be the right candidate based on your strengths? Do you …

How to Optimize Your Day Through Habit and Routine

Here’s an interesting fact: As of November 3rd, 2019 when you search the hashtag #successhabits in Instagram, you’ll get 202 000+ results.  And if you search the hashtag #successroutines on Instagram, you’ll get 500+ results. Hmmm … why do you think there’s such a large discrepancy? I mean, if you can form both habits and …

The Real Reason You Fear Being Yourself (What no one tells you about being independent)

I hear you’re frightened. Frightened of standing-out, being called “different”, or even losing friends.There’s a fear in being authentic, don’t you agree? But what if I said you could tackle that fear by understanding its true cause? And I promise, the true cause is probably not what you think it is. It’s Not About Standing-Out …