The Lifestyle Rebel
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BLOGGING – Keeping it Real


Don’t waste it

Time:- Each day you are granted 86400 seconds to do what ever like with it. If you are spending even one of these seconds thinking about how you cannot achieve your goals, and manifest your wildest dreams to a reality, that time is wasted. There are no refunds on wasted time its our most valuable commodity. We cannot earn it, it cannot be given, we cannot inherit it so don’t waste it!

Do not assume you are different from extremely successful people! They are granted exactly the same number of seconds each day as you. However what they choose to do with these valuable moments is important. These people are proactive in chasing their dreams, motivated to be better with each day and they are always searching for constant progression.

The Truth

You know since I started my blog in April 2017, it has been met with ridicule, surprise, confusion and feelings of it’s a waste of time. “Its unlike you Hal to do something like that”, are the common phrases I am faced with. I guess it does and did affect me at the beginning, and I thought hard about the comments I was getting – none of them being positive.

But I wanted to write a blog because I always had the initial DESIRE to do it. I wanted to build a community and meet new creative people or who travel – these are some of the reasons why I needed to take the opportunity to be part of that positive environment.

blogging advice - keeping real

Did quitting so early in the game come across my mind?? No! But did it make me think hard about whether I was making the right choices – Yes!

To me I faced a challenge head on, against people who know me well including family and I have come through that obstacle. How? By understanding that I have 1 life to live and I better take control, instead of living with regret 30 years from now!

Take control, eradicate negative influences or people. Be positive and set goals. Do what you love to do and be happy. Baby steps are fine, as long as they are forward baby steps!

The Lifestyle Rebel means – i am a REBEL who goes against the Lifestyle other people EXPECT/WANT me to live.        Are you???

As always #livebetter.


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25 Comments

  • Reply
    jean
    July 17, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Sometimes it’s best not to engage with people close to us about what we’re doing. They tend to be the most negative.

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    Diane Hoffmaster
    July 18, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    I definitely agree that you should remove negative forces from your life. Life is too short to have drama and negativity dragging you down!

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    Laima
    July 18, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    So glad to see that you keep blogging even if some people don’t support you! Everyone deserves to do what they love without being criticized. I personally didn’t really share with everyone I know that I’ve started a blog, because they are usually the people who judge me the most and I wanted to do it without those opinions. Keep going and good luck! When you become a famous and successful blogger, they will all regret their words, haha.

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      Hal
      July 19, 2017 at 4:53 pm

      you damnnnnnnnnnnn right laima 🙂 thank you

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    Ana
    July 18, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Amen, I had the same kind of negativity when I first started out, even from people I loved. The truth is people are quick to dismiss what they don’t understand so keep on with your blog because you are doing a grand job!

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      Hal
      July 19, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      thank you ana i appreciate that

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    Ali Rost
    July 19, 2017 at 3:02 am

    I thought it was just me(!) When I started my blog, a lot of people said the same thing. That I should be doing other things with my time, they couldn’t understand why I would take photos every afternoon. Thought that if I was spending so much time, I should be getting paid. Finally I started to say (out loud with a smile) .. “I love you and I’m not open to input on this subject” I’ve often wondered if blogging is a hobby that many aren’t familiar with (like golf or woodworking) and so it seems odd and they simply don’t know where to put it in their minds. Either way, like you, it’s been than the right choice for me and I’m so thankful to have it in my life. x

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      Hal
      July 19, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      thats awesome i am glad you are doing it ali

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    Sona Jain
    July 19, 2017 at 11:25 am

    You always learn by experimenting and I feel the people closest to you are the ones that will rarely be your target audience any way so why waste time on them.

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    chtalha
    July 19, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    blogging is not easy, i am still confused about it, in another country, people are writing what they want to write, but in my country, people are writing which pay most

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    Elena
    July 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    I think that we have started at the same time and trust the same thoughts have crossed my mind to. But one thing is for sure, we are not giving up!!!

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      Hal
      July 20, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      you damn right elena

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    Devajani
    July 20, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    You got it. Stay positive. A new blogger myself it is not easy ..struggle in every step. There is only one thing do what makes you happy.

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    Angela Milnes
    July 21, 2017 at 1:51 am

    I like to think I am a lifestyle rebel too as I do what i want and don’t listen to others and I love being that way!

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      Hal
      July 24, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      im glad you are angela – best way to be

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    Via Bella
    July 21, 2017 at 3:48 am

    I totally agree- you get your seconds and use them wisely. Lately I have been trying to do this more. Great affirmation.

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    Jennifer L
    July 21, 2017 at 8:24 am

    I love your positive thinking. People will always feel like they have a say on our choices, but as long as we’re living authentic to ourselves then thats all that matters.

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    Michelle Turnbow
    July 21, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Wow! You read my mind! I was just trying to come up with a blog post about a very similar topic! About getting out of our comfort zone to achieve our dreams and goals! Great post, thank you for sharing!

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      Hal
      July 24, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      your welcome

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    Vijay
    July 22, 2017 at 10:39 am

    I understand the value of time. Great post and thanks for sharing

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    Jeenu Pillai
    July 27, 2017 at 5:59 am

    I started blogging last year. I did it for few months and left it because of the negative comments received by my closed ones. But then I realized that it is my dream and not their’s. so to hell with negativity around. I picked up again and i am happy so far.

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      Hal
      July 29, 2017 at 11:22 am

      good for you!!

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    London Mumma
    July 28, 2017 at 10:08 am

    I am so glad you stuck it out! If people are not happy about you doing something 9/10 it’s because the are unhappy and jealous.

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      Hal
      July 29, 2017 at 11:20 am

      thank you !!

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    Rhonda Swan
    August 14, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Lots of value here. Cheers to unstoppable info!

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