November 21, 2017 jessekerema

If you want to move forward, you need to start taking ownership for everything that happens in your life. You have to stop blaming other people and put it back on yourself. Whatever happens to you is ALWAYS your fault. Over the past year, I’ve made a habit out of putting the blame back on myself when things don’t go as planned. The improvements and progress I have seen over this period have been huge! By taking responsibly, I’m able to better analyse the outcome and learn from my failures. It allows you to ask ‘What can I do differently…

November 18, 2017 jessekerema 4Comment

I’m interested to find out how people are planning out their goals and to what extent they break them down too. When planning a goal I think it’s critical that you have one main goal. This goal is the one thing you want to achieve. Then you break it down into baby steps that are more manageable. Here’s how broken down my goals are: Main goal 5 year goals 3 year goals Yearly goals Quaterly goals Monthly goals Weekly goals Daily goals All of these stages get me a little bit closer and as you get further down the chain…

November 17, 2017 jessekerema 4Comment

Because you don’t. If you’re working towards your goals. I mean seriously working towards them. It’s more than likely that you’re working 7 days a week for up to 17-18 hours per day and yeah, it gets very tiring. If you’re not looking after yourself, you’ll crash, burn and spend a couple of days in bed. But you know what’s more tiring? Playing catch-up. When I started this blog, I slowly began to see an increase in traffic. Things were starting to take off but then OAKTRAV needed my full attention. So, I stopped blogging for two months. You know…

November 14, 2017 jessekerema 4Comment

Imagine being the kind of person who thinks they can put 50% effort in and be entitled to whatever they were working for. The moment you deserve something will be the moment you get it. While you’re working towards your goals be prepared to be humiliated all along the way. I don’t mean humiliated as in people yelling insults at you from across the street or people picking on you in front of others. It’s a much more subtle form of humiliation. Completely exposing yourself for little or no return. Putting hours and hours into your work, every day, is…

November 13, 2017 jessekerema 8Comment

‘TGIF!’ One of the most commonly used phrases I see plastered on all social media platforms when the ‘weekend’ comes around. What follows next? An influx of Snapchats of people partying, drinking, relaxing or holidaying. These are coming from the same people who are trying to tell me they’re starting a new business or saving towards buying a house. So how serious are they?  NOT ONE BIT! If you’re working for the weekend then you need to change your job. You should never feel a sense of relief once Friday comes around. I don’t look forward to any specific weekday….

November 5, 2017 jessekerema

Does anyone else get the impression that people think it’s cool to fail? It’s gotten to the point where people seem to be looking for failure. Are you silly? Why would you do that? People are advertising and constantly talking about how much they’ve failed, what they’ve failed at, how they failed. To me, all that says is you gave up, you quit, you walked away. It’s not courageous, it’s not something to be proud of. You gave up. What’s important is HOW you overcame that failure. Did you try again? Did you keep pushing? Because the second you stop…

November 3, 2017 jessekerema 3Comment

I’ve been really getting into a social media platform called Medium. A quick description is that it’s a blogging platform but has a social aspect too. Meaning you can find other people and articles based off your interests. You can also comment, like, etc like a normal blog but I like the fact that all articles can be easily found. Anyway, I found an article that raised the question ‘If self-love was selfish?’ and it got me thinking, where is the line between self-improvement and selfishness? It would have taken me about 1 minute to come to a conclusion… There…

June 20, 2017 jessekerema 3Comment

If you’re going to chase your goals then you need to be prepared to change everything. If you want to get ahead, if you want to start moving forward, you have to eliminate your bad habits. You have to change who you hang out with, what you wear, how you see yourself. Everything has to change. How can you expect to achieve your goals if you do the exact same thing you did yesterday? What you were doing before was getting you nowhere. What you were doing before had you stuck in a rut. For 3 years, I did the…

June 4, 2017 jessekerema 2Comment

If you say you’re going to do something, do it! In 2016, I wanted to give up drinking and focus on working towards my goals. The weekend would come around and I would tell all my friends that I wasn’t going to drink but sure enough, I did anyway. The next weekend would come around I would say the same thing, then the next came and the next and the next, until eventually it was a running joke. It’s easy to say you’re going to do something and then never act on it but it’s powerful to decide you’re going…

May 25, 2017 jessekerema 27Comment

In my final year of high school, I had a dream to join The Australian Defence Force, it didn’t happen. The next year, I had a dream to run a successful magazine, it failed. In 2016, I had a dream to quit drinking, I didn’t. Dreams get you nowhere. Goals do. There’s a huge difference between a dream and a goal but it’s very easy to identify the difference between the two. One you sort of want and one you need. One has the ability to become reality and one will stay in your head until you decide to act…