The fear of being judged and laughed at scare many creative and ambitious people away. after a while when you finally reached success they will be the first people there to tell you how hard you worked and how good you are😂 . The only person you should listen to is the person who has what you want to have or achieve!!! #workhard
Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon
Cozy happiness on A lazy Sunday in February 😍
makes about 5-6 servings
3 lbs. boneless beef chuck, cut to 1 inch cubes (grass fed, if possible)
1 cup organic red wine (optional)
2 cups beef, or chicken broth + 1 more cup if not using wine
1 cup organic tomato sauce
1/4 cup coconut aminos liquid
2 Tbsp gluten free flour, or potato flour
3 fresh garlic cloves, pressed
1/2 small onion, diced
2 Tbsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
12 oz organic carrots, chopped
1 pound small, new potatoes, cut in half
10 ounce fresh mushrooms, sliced
fresh chopped parsley for garnish
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
Sea salt and pepper the beef and sear on each side for 2-3 minutes.
Transfer beef to the slow cooker.
Add the red wine to the skillet and allow it to simmer and reduce. Add in broth, tomato sauce, and amminos. Whisk in the flour, then add in the tomato sauce.
Add garlic, onions, thyme, carrots, potatoes, and mushrooms to the slow cooker. Give it a stir, then cook on LOW for 8-10 hours or HIGH for 6-8.
Garnish with fresh parley and ENJOY!
Overcoming my ego is probably the biggest challenge I’ve ever had to face.
When i look back now it’s something I’ve had a problem with as far back as i remember.
The problem is I never used to see it as a bad thing, I thought i was ‘cool’. I was always attention seeking ✅
Constantly comparing myself to others ✅
Being defensive and taking offense if someone corrects me ✅
Rarely helped others ✅
Jealous of other peoples success ✅
Bad loser ✅
Always blamed others ✅
And to be honest, even though I’m in a completely different space now than i was a few years back, I’m still no where near where i want to be.
It’s something I still struggle with and is one of the things I’m working on daily.
I’m sure some of you can probably relate because it’s something that every single person deals with in some way, shape or form.
What I’ve grown to understand is that having an ego is not ‘cool’, it’s the enemy.
It’s the thing that’s holding you back in your career, business, relationships, finances, health, spirituality, happiness and everything else that you can think of.
Once you get your ego in check, and this isn’t something you’re going to be able to do overnight, it will take years of working on yourself, then and only then, i truly believe you will have much better control over your life and have a much deeper fulfilment in everything you do. 🙌🏼
#motivationmonday “Life is essentially an endless series of problems.” - Mark Manson - 🤦♂️I'm sure you all know the feeling of being always in a rush. Always trying to solve whatever issue is most pressing in your life now. Running from one fire to the next... and feeling very frustrated about it.
🤫But here is the big realization I came to recently: this is just how life works!
🏊And I really mean it. Life is just a succession of problems for us to solve, and most often the solution to one problem is the creation of another one, it's like swimming in a never-ending pool. But once you come to accept that having continuous problems to solve is a synonym to being alive and that happiness basically consists of solving these problems you can really start to look at things a bit differently.
⚠️Because we do have control over one thing: the kind of problems we choose to solve! 🏋️♀️You are overweight, solution = sign up to a gym. New problem = consistently go to exercise.
👔You are unemployed, solution = get a job. New problem = excel at your new job.
💑You are alone, solution = find a partner. New problem = find things to do together.
✅See the pattern? As long as each solution leads you to a better problem, then all is good and you are moving in the right direction!
So instead of getting frustrated about having a bunch of problems, ask yourself: what problems do you want to solve?
💸My choice is: find my way towards financial freedom! This is a problem I love to be solving each day and a weight a simply love to carry! ▶️ What is yours? Comment below and share your thoughts!
▶️ Do you want to how I solve my favoriteproblem? Drop me a PM!
How low can you go? Well, how low can your hourly rate go..? I had a pretty interesting discussion yesterday about why I recommend setting your hourly rate at a healthy mid-range - yes, even IF you are just starting out. --- When you are first starting out online the MOST logical thing to do would be to start working at the lowest hourly rate possible... however I think this sets you up on a bad footing as far as building a sustainable business goes - and here's why.
1. Your business needs to make money. It has expenses and the money you can paid is simply NOT just cash in your pocket, so after paying all of your business bills AND taxes - there will be nothing left.
2. You will never be able to increase your hourly rate significantly enough with those clients to make the work worth your while - and it takes a lot more money to find a new client than to keep an existing one.
3. If you DO choose to keep those clients and you want to grow your service-based business to a level where you're starting to outsource the work to others, it's impossible because your hourly rate was set waaaay too low to support this.
4. Clients treat you with a lot less respect. They often have expectations that go beyond what should be expected of a contractor. (eg. large pieces of work with almost no notice, expecting work to be done instantly whether it's late at night or at weekends, calling you at unsociable hours etc.) and often there is a general lack of respect towards your knowledge and expertise.
So, it's time to value yourself and treat your operation as a proper business that deserves to be paid well. Put yourself first, as nobody else will.
Calculate all of your expenses, how many hours are actually billable hours and then set your hourly rate accordingly. You will thank me for it.