Other Kinds Of Freedom: From Couch Potato To…

Other Kinds Of Freedom: From Couch Potato To…

By now, you’ve probably noticed my brands name: My Laptop Lifestyle Design. My goal is to take you with me on my journey of designing a lifestyle filled with freedom, whether that be financial, with time, location, mind or body.

And today I want to talk to you about the latter.

Because we can’t enjoy our freedom if we are physically not feeling great.

That’s why I started yoga about a month ago.

Which wasn’t easy because I’m a HUGE couch potato!

After a day of working I LOVE snuggling up on the couch and watch my favorite Netflix series all evening long. I would notice that my body was tired, but didn’t feel like exercising because I was ‘too tired’ and got to bed with my body aching.

But hey, trying to improve my life here!

And with so many people around me and in the SFM community raving about yoga, I thought I should at least give it a go.

First week thoughts: 

Day 1. ‘Damn, I’m out of shape’

Day 2. ‘How long does this yoga session take?’

Day 3. If I’ll have to do one more downward facing dog I’ll lose my mind’

Day 4. ‘Hm. I’m actually a bit more relaxed..’

Day 5. ‘My body doesn’t nearly feel as tired anymore as it did before this workout.’

Day 6. ‘I’m no longer stressed, my body feels warm and flexible, and I’m maybe – kind of –  starting to enjoy this…

Day 7. ‘I’m actually looking forward to day 8!’

If you want to check out the yoga teacher I’m following on YouTube, it’s Yoga With Adriene and I loved her 30-day yoga challenge, for about 20 minutes a day.

I now feel so good when I’m doing it and am patting myself on the back for taking this time for myself. I’m even sad if I had to miss a day!

Yoga is really helping me getting in touch again with my body. I also want to give a little more TLC to my mind, so this week I’ve started to read into meditation. I want to work on meditating daily to help me reduce stress and anxiety. I’ll let you know how I get on and if you’re looking for a way to get moving again, I could definitely recommend yoga now ;-)!

Looking forward to seeing you live your awesome life,

Nicole

P.S. If you are ready to get amazing mentors to create a life and a state of mind you love, then start NOW. Submit your application and access your first SFM training module today. 

P.S If you just also want to create financial, time and location freedom in your life, here is a link to my mentors.  If you want to stop feeling like you wasting your twenties, look them up! They are so experienced and can help you exchange that energy draining job, for a business that you actually love.

4 Simple Tips To The Best Start Of Your Day

4 Simple Tips To The Best Start Of Your Day

I kid you not, I’d LOVE to be a morning person. But I’m not. Really. “I’ll just snooze 5 more minutes”, I’ll say to myself. And another 5.. And another. In the morning I just feel like: “don’t look at me. I need a shower, my tea and yes, now you may speak.”

That may sound a bit exaggerated, but I sometimes really do have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, not because I don’t love to get started with my day, but my bed is just too damn comfy!

 

Over time I figured out that my day just starts out 10x better if I just take these 4 simple steps every day:

 

1. Plan my day the night before.

Actually knowing what you’ll have to do the next day will give you a reason to get out of bed and get started. Don’t do this and you’ll just first to every work-avoiding task you can think of before really getting started.

 

2. As soon as I get up, I make my bed. 

By doing this your brain feels like you already completed one task right at the start of you r day, giving you a feeling of accomplishment and ready to take on the world!

 

3. Drink a glass of water.

Your body hasn’t had fluids in about 8 hours, so it’s important to rehydrate and wake the bodily functions up with a glass of water. This will make you feel 10x more awake.

 

4. Really look at your vision board.

Remember this guy? We talked about vision boards and the importance of them in one of my last blogs. Reminding yourself WHY you got up this early will boost your motivation.

 

And always:

“Look at your tasks like they were given to you by the Universe because really, they were.”

 

What are your ways to create your best possible day? Oh and a little bonus tip: sleep with your curtains halfway open! That way, the natural light signals your brain that it’s time to wake up!

P.S. So what DO I do all day? I have an online business that helps people create a life and a business they love. Sign up for the Free Digital Lifestyle Training Here to learn more. 

The Vision Board: What It Is, Why You Need One And How To Create It

The Vision Board: What It Is, Why You Need One And How To Create It

I LOVE vision boards. They get me all pumped up, excited and ready to kick butt!

So how can you create your own?  

 

What is a vision board?

A vision board is a collage of images, words, and ideas you’re drawn to.

It lets you collect all those images that catch your eye or stir an emotional response and keep them visible and at the front of your mind, where they can then work their magic.

 

“What the mind can conceive, it can achieve.”

 

What do I put on my vision board?

Look for images that represent a specific life goal, how do they make you feel? The image can’t just look nice. It needs to make you feel something, too.

Print or cut out images that represent goals in various parts of your life you want to improve on like:

  • Relationships
  • Career
  • Finances
  • Home
  • Travel
  • Personal growth (including spirituality, social life, education) and
  • Health.

      + Print out a bunch of pictures of yourself!

 

Remember your board can contain:

  • Anything that motivates you
  • Images that make you smile
  • Inspiring quotes
  • Daily affirmations.

 

But MOST importantly: make sure that you are in there yourself

If you want a Ferrari, stick your own head on the driver. If you want to be on a beach, paste your body on the white sands. Or just a photo of you in a really happy moment that you would like more of in your life – put it in there.

Your mind needs to see it as a reality as if it has already happened.

 

How do I use my vision board?

Using your vision board is simple.

The most important step is to make sure it’s somewhere you can easily see it: above your desk or on your bedroom wall.

Look at your vision board as often as you can and visualize how it will feel to realize those dreams.

If you feel the board no longer catches your attention, either hang it in a different place or change the images that no longer excite you.

 

MY Vision Board

Down here you can see my vision board! It’s full of love, travel, freedom, good vibes and financial success. These are the things that are super important to me and motivate me every day to go out there and crush it!

And don’t worry about it being perfect! As long as it makes you feel good, you’re doing great!

I would LOVE to see your vision board, leave a comment or connect with me on Facebook,

I would love to chat!

Ready to make your vision board a reality?

Sign up for the Free Digital Lifestyle Training Here 

[VIDEO] How Stuart Earned 6-figures Within 6 months

[VIDEO] How Stuart Earned 6-figures Within 6 months

I normally don’t want to focus the attention on making money, because it is NOT the key to happiness. 

But after watching this inspiring video of my mentor Stuart, where he shares his journey on how he started generating a 6-figure income within 6 months, with all the ups & downs, the mindset he created and the things he learned in life on that path, is definitely worth the watch…

And dare I say, could change your life.

His story just gave me goosebumps and made me realize creating a successful online business was something I could do too and there were just skills that I needed to learn.

Click here to watch the video! 

*This is by no means a representation of how much or how fast you will earn, individual results will always vary. 

Stuart now helps people to do the same

Stuart’s story shows that if you have the desire to change your life, it can be done.

And since he created that success for himself, he has helped thousands of people to create a high quality of life and wealth.

Helping other people this way is what gives him purpose now. He wouldn’t have to work another day in his life if he chose to do so, but that’s just not the life for him.

If you want to learn more about the business he talks about and which he made his multiple 6-figure income with, click here for the FREE Digital Lifestyle Training Series.

Learn how it works and I promise you, you’ll have sleepless nights because you’ll be so excited.

P.S If you just also want to create financial, time and location freedom in your life, here is a link to my mentors.  If you want to stop feeling like you wasting your twenties, look them up! They are so experienced and can help you exchange that energy draining job, for a business that you actually love.

4 Ways To Create Freedom In Your Life

4 Ways To Create Freedom In Your Life

We often blame external things for our lack of freedom, but in reality, it’s due to us. 

We are the problem — but we are also the solution.

Here are 4 ways to create more freedom in your life:


Declutter, literally. 
The average household has around 300.000 objects in it.

And all these things can distract you from what really matters.

Instead of thinking you need a bigger place (with bigger costs), take a look around and sell, recycle, trash, give away everything you don’t need in your life anymore.

A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself if you have used it in the last 12 months.

Truly, you won’t even miss it.


Prioritize 
When I used to say to people that I only worked 2 days a week.

That way I supported myself and the rest of my time I used to build my business.

People were shocked and would say: “Oh I wish I could do that!”

You can. Really.

It’s all about deciding what’s important to you.

Do you really need that coffee on your way to work every day and a new wardrobe every few weeks?

If you feel you can not cut back costs, then you can create other income streams: http://bit.ly/stu-ross


Delegate
Make your life a thousand times easier and just LET GO from time to time.

People can and will do a great job if you show them your trust and appreciation.

For me, this was part of the attraction to become an affiliate.

It’s my job to find honest and motivated people like yourself that are interested in starting a business online and once you become a member, they do the rest.

That’s my job done, leaving me with the freedom to do other things I enjoy.


Educate Yourself
If you want to be free, you don’t want to constantly be dependent on other people.

Things can always change in this day and age.

So take responsibility and learn skills that will serve you.


Which one of these tips do you think you could apply in your life today?

P.S If you just also want to create financial, time and location freedom in your life, here is a link to my mentors.  If you want to stop feeling like you wasting your twenties, look them up! They are so experienced and can help you exchange that energy draining job, for a business that you actually love.