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10 life tips to improve yourself this year
April 01, 2024

Improvement tips!

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"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." - Dr. Seuss

"The only way to do great work is to love what you do." - Steve Jobs (Relates to setting goals and working hard.)

"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - Franklin D. Roosevelt (Relates to being positive and taking risks.)

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt (Relates to setting goals and taking risks.)

"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill (Relates to taking risks and persevering through challenges.)

"The only way to have a friend is to be one." - Ralph Waldo Emerson (Relates to meeting people and building meaningful relationships.)

Tips for Improving yourself

The following is my best advice for improving yourself:

1. READ BOOKS - Expand Your Horizons: Explore New Books: Don't stop reading after school like many people do. Find books that inspire and teach you about life and your goals.Delve into literature that enriches and motivates, spanning self-help, biographies, education, and career-oriented material.

I attribute the inspiration for goal setting from the books I've read. Check out some of these books here >

2. EXERCISE DAILY - Stay Active Every Day: Doing exercise every day is super important. It helps you feel good and keeps your body strong. Keep track of your exercise in a journal or on your phone. Remember to do both cardio and strength exercises. Document your commitment through a journal or spreadsheet, ensuring consistency.

Exercise has been a constant throughout most of my life, inspired greatly by my Karate Sensei in my early twenties.

3. BE POSITIVE - Think Happy Thoughts: Having a positive attitude is key to making friends and being a leader. Nobody likes hanging out with grumpy people. Try to see the good in every situation, even when things are tough.

I attribute the positivity of my mother Gunnell Klodt to her living healthy to the age of 92 (and counting).

4. SET GOALS - Chart Your Course: Plan Your Dreams: Spend time thinking about what you want in life. Dream big! Set both realistic goals and ones that are a bit crazy (I call them outrageous). Goals give you something to aim for and make life exciting. But also, be open to new opportunities that come your way. Combine SMART targets with big aspirations, remaining open to spontaneity and seizing unforeseen opportunities.

Our 100 life goals written at age 30 was the main inspiration for the 100 Goals Club, as one of my goals was to write a book!

5. WORK HARD - Pursue Excellence: Give It Your All: Always do your best, especially when it comes to improving yourself. Don't waste too much time on TV or video games. Focus on getting better at your job and at life in general.

I had a good 25 year career as a Bids and Proposals Coordinator (and then Manager) working for the same company. I attribute much of my career success to working hard, often working 24+ hours throughout the night to finish a customer proposal.

6. LEARN PERSONAL FINANCE - Master Financial Literacy: Equip yourself with essential money management strategies often overlooked in formal education. Know Your Money: There are important things about money that they don't teach in school. Learn about things like saving, investing, and how interest works. Every dollar you save now will be worth a lot more in the future.

Investing in the stock market and in Real Estate have given Kathy and I the freedom to retire early and to travel the world. It wasn't always easy managing properties and tenants all these years. We still have 4 sets of tenants renting houses from us, and it's greatly enhanced our lifestyle as a result of learning about how to leverage our finances through good investing.

7. KEEP A LIFE JOURNAL - Write It Down: Keep a journal to remember important moments in your life. It's a great way to capture your thoughts and memories. Don't rely on just remembering everything. It's also a great place to reference things you've done and decisions you have made along the way when you forget.

8. ASK QUESTIONS - Cultivate Curiosity: Overcome the fear of appearing ignorant by embracing inquiry as the cornerstone of learning. Recognize that curiosity fuels intellectual growth, empowering you to unearth knowledge and understanding. Curiosity is Cool: Don't be afraid to ask questions, even if they seem silly. That's how you learn new things! Stay curious like a kid and never stop wondering about the world.

9. TAKE RISKS - Embrace Adventure: Be Brave: Don't be afraid to try new things, even if they scare you a bit. Taking risks helps you grow and become a better person. This doesn't just apply to adventure activities like sky diving, but to things that scare most people like public speaking. Most worry to much about what others will think of them.

10. MEET PEOPLE - Make Friends: Meeting new people is one of the best ways to learn and grow. Your life will be more interesting and exciting when you meet different kinds of people. Assume that every person you meet has something that they can teach you, regardless of their status in life.

Try to embrace these 10 ideas, to catapult you forward and allow you to become the master of your own life.

For 20 more of my best tips on living life, check out my goals club site here . . .

Full Self Driving (supervised)

Today, our Tesla Model 3 received an over the air update with the latest and much anticipated version of FSD (Full Self Driving) that we purchased with our vehicle back in 2019. It was a big expense at the time, costing us $ 7,500 CAD. It now sells for $ 16,000 CAD. We were fortunate to buy at the lower price and it was this software that was one of the main reasons we decided to purchase the car.

With each OTA (Over the Air) update, there are improvements in the way our car drives in this mode. When driving on the highways, I use FSD mode about 90% of the time, where the car drives itself, under my supervision of course (hand on the wheel and eyes focused on the road).

It is remarkable how well it drives on the highway. It has been less remarkable while driving on city streets, with frequent interventions required so I've only used it about 35% of the time on city roads.

But that was before the latest update to software version 12.3 which uploaded this morning (25 minutes to update).

In August of 2023, Elon Musk live-streamed a 45-minute drive of a Tesla Model S using the FSD V12 release. During that test, he said the system works like a human brain, using neural nets and eyes (cameras), as well as relying on artificial intelligence. And now, many report that V12.3 does seem to have that human connection. It is literally trained by watching millions of miles on video of humans driving their cars and emulating good driving. They exclude bad driving behaviour from their training computers.


ACTUAL NOTES FROM TESLA on Our Display this Morning:

Under your supervision, Full Self-Driving (Supervised) can drive your Tesla almost anywhere. It will make lane changes, select forks to follow your navigation route, navigate around other vehicles and objects, and make left and right turns. You and anyone you authorize must use additional caution and remain attentive. It does not make your vehicle autonomous. Do not become complacent.


Kathy and I went to run some errands this afternoon (shopping mall, lumber stores and more) and were able to use this latest V12.3 download. The car drove very smooth like a real human. It was much smoother when merging onto a highway than with the prior software version where it would wait routinely until the last second to merge. We were impressed with our first drive today and I am very excited to continue driving and experiencing first hand all the improvements I've been reading about on-line and watching in youtube videos.

I'm convinced that Robo Taxis (full autonomous cars . . . eventually without a steering wheel), will be common place within 3-5 years. It can't come soon enough for me!

The fact that a car we purchased in 2019 continues to get better with each Over The Air (OTA) update is truly amazing.

If you don't have buying an Electric Vehicle on your list of Goals, considering adding it! Feel free to engage me in an email discussion and I'd be happy to answer questions!

Next newsletter . . .

In my upcoming newsletter scheduled for May 1st, I'll focus on how to write SMART Goals that will significantly increase your ability to achieve them.

Brian Klodt founder of the 100 Goals Club


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