Self Bettering

Howdy! This is a blog that I am making for myself. However, if you are here and you want to learn how to get better, good for you and enjoy. 

I am compiling things that I find useful towards that end. If you want to add something, feel free to post it to a comment. 

Danny Echo

Random notes and quotes 

If there's no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm. 

Hold yourself to higher standards.

No test, no testimony.

Fasten your seatbelts, because you will experience some turbulence before you reach a comfortable altitude.


Goal Setting (Incomplete) 

Goal Setting.

Long Range goals, Short range goals 


1) Economics

well-planned economics puts you in the top 5%

2) Things

make a list. Put everything you really want on your list including the small stuff. 

The list will be more effective if you are actually get the things on it.

3) Personal Development

Be stronger, smarter, public speaker

a) work on your goals b) making plans 


write your goals down. 

How to learn at a high level 

What is the process of learning? 
1) Measure a smaller unit success. start Small, chunk it out. 

This means to start small by chunking out parts of a whole subject. Every subject of study needs smaller sections to build up to. 

2) Drill one thing until it becomes a habit then move on. 

Take each chunk and focus on it until you have a good grasp of it then move on.

3) Shorter periods of study every day are better than long sporadic cramming sessions. 

Spend 30 minutes a day learning and give it time to digest.

4) When starting, test as many different methods as you can, when growing stick with one. 

Everybody learns a different way, and every teacher teaches a different way. So test out many different methods and teachers then stick to the one you like the best and double down on that. I like Gary Vaynerchuck but he throws out some words that I don't get and I find myself falling behind in the lesson. Some teachers bring religion into their lessons and I am not religious so I try to make their lesson work for me or I move on.

5) Debrief to avoid making the same mistakes. 

Talk to someone with experience in the subject about your progress and ask for opinions. 

This video is the source of information.


While watching the above video this subject came up, so I thought I'd add it here...

(how to spot dangerous advice) 
1) only ever take advice from people who are living the life you want in that particular field.

1A) look where their advice has taken them.

1B) find the people who followed their advice and see how they are doing.

1C) can I test it quickly? 

3) find friends who are supportive of your happiness even if it means change. 
Cut out the friends that do want to see you happy. 

4) pick influences with both a skill set and a life philosophy you admire. 
Do you want to live the way they do? Do they value people and things the way that you do? Don't pick up their bad habits.



How to build a positive Belief System 

1) Change the way you view life experiences.

If you've been beaten up or bullied by people, change the way you view the experience by saying to yourself  "I'm grateful for getting beaten up or bullied because it helped me build resilience. I am tougher now because of it." 

If you are struggling financially say to yourself  "I'm thankful for being broke because it pushed me to learn about money and how to make it work for me." 

If you feel like you are alone, say to yourself  "I am happy that I have no friends because It taught me that I'm the only one that will help me and I will start helping myself to be better."

2) External programming.

People will respect you to the degree that you respect yourself. If you are allowing someone to belittle you, shame on you, not them.

Remeber "What I allow is what will continue", don't let someone else externally program you. 

This means that if someone tells you that you cant do something, and you believe them, you are a willing victim. If you don't wholeheartedly agree with what they are saying and you fail to do the thing you want in your life, it's your own fault. 

3) What you say and what you think about yourself.

Brainwash your self in a positive way. Everything you say about yourself makes it more true. 
The quality of your life is based on the quality of the questions you ask yourself.

"Why are you such an idiot?"  The only thing a negative belief system can produce is negative results. 

Start saying positive things to yourself. "I am so good at  my job!"  "I am awesome!" "I can do anything I really want to do!"

Write it down, and say it every day to yourself.