Gratitude is not a one-serving meal relegated to Thanksgiving and plates full of yummy traditions and comfort. Gratitude is an all-round accompaniment, perfect for gatherings, holidays, and quiet solitude. Gratitude travels well. It works in all kinds of weather and is never out of season, too ... Views: 1
With all of the "100 days of gratitude" posts I see on Facebook I have to think that many people believe it feels good to acknowledge when things go well. To say thank you when people help you or are nice to you. To express when you feel appreciative of something.
So I have to wonder, why is ... Views: 1
Excellence – the quality of being outstanding or extremely good
What would excellence look like in your life? Would you have your dream job? Are you living in a new city? Could it involve spending more time with your family? Or is it simply having more money in your bank account? It’s ... Views: 1
The 1944 movie Lifeboat is a great American classic, but for the cast it almost became a great American tragedy. During the course of production, one actress contracted pneumonia twice and an actor nearly drowned. How ironic! Even a controlled simulation about a small group of survivors stranded ... Views: 2
Everyone knows that Networking is based on 3 primary factors: Know, Like, and Trust!
Remember, you don’t have to be a business owner to use “networking” as a strategy in your life. Think about it… when you need a carpenter, handyman, or roofer, you go to the people in your network. When ... Views: 11
I was reading the Tortoise and the Hare the other day and it got me thinking about goal setting…
When trying to reach the finish line…
Is it better to go fast?
And what I came up with was that in order to Go fast… we need to at times start off slow, by putting in thinking ... Views: 7
You begin your day with good intentions of being productive, when all of a sudden the day is gone. The time has ticked away, yet you still have so much to do. You wonder how this happened and exclaim, “I just don’t have enough time to do it all!”
Do you know what that is?? That is ... Views: 13
Have you ever put off doing something that you knew would benefit your business because you felt the investment was too big?
If you want a profit breakthrough here’s a surefire way …
Invest time in learning, brainstorming, planning, and executing. Invest money in those things, ... Views: 15
Does this sound familiar? You hear a recording of your voice and you cringe? Perhaps you are embarrassed. Well, you are not alone. Most people do not recognize what they hear on the recording because it does not sound like the voice they hear in their head.
Unfortunately, the voice on the ... Views: 14
This article discusses effective and ineffective ways of gaining personal power and how that search impacts those around us. Note: I suggest you read “The Victim Tyrant Cycle” as it includes important concepts used in this article ... Views: 18
As opposed to alternative site hosting frameworks Virtual private servers (simply speaking VPS) provides the consumers with each other with manifold rewards as compared with rest of the web hosting frameworks with regard to starting; repair of a practical web site. The important rewards of the ... Views: 12
Decades of research, in multiple countries around the world, has shown time and again that investing in a positive, high-trust workplace culture yields distinct, tangible business benefits. Studies show that great workplaces enjoy significantly lower turnover and better financial performance ... Views: 18
When we think of trust, we think of people, places and things. That kind of trust, even though you experience it within, is directed outside of you. When we face a challenge, we need to learn how to trust ourselves. When we trust ourselves, we are open to receive powerful inner resources. When ... Views: 11
“Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must,” counseled Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. But what’s with the “must”, JW? When “must” we “endure”?
By the time you finish this column, you’ll realize you don’t need to ever endure life, but rather you can find enjoyment in every moment of it—even ... Views: 23
It is often said that it is human nature to only appreciate something when it is not longer available. So when one has something in their life, it is easy for them to take it for granted. Not only can this apply to ‘things’, it can also apply to the people who are in one’s life.
In the ... Views: 17
At the core of each human being rests a heart full of love, tinged with sadness and aching with longing. Some would say this longing points to our awareness of our original separation from a divine source, the knowing that we are all one yet painfully separated from each another because of this ... Views: 19
One the many problems of living in an image-based, superficial culture is that we learn to take life at face value. You have a dream about having sex with someone other than your partner and you latch onto the most obvious interpretation that you secretly want to have sex with someone else. You ... Views: 13
Saying "thank you" is something most of us learn at a young age. It's also something we teach to our children . We all know that gratitude is important, which is why, in many parts of the world, we have a day called Thanksgiving to remind us to be thankful.
It is unfortunate in ... Views: 8
A few weeks ago my family and I spent five days up in the mountains. Overall, it was a lovely vacation, with much laughter, hiking, game-playing, and boating. But for some reason my husband and I were in one those spells when we bumped heads at some point each day. Perhaps it was hormones or ... Views: 11
If you follow my work you know that I view anxiety quite differently than most people. Instead of seeing it as something to eliminate as quickly as possible – usually with medication – I see it as the soul’s way of communicating, via the vessel of the body, that something is awry inside and is ... Views: 12
“I’m just the bastard son of an L.A. whore.”
The comment startled me as I conversed with a handsome gentleman before church began. His definition of himself makes clear my assertion
that how you define yourself makes a difference.
The easiest way adults define themselves is by their ... Views: 12
Like the Scarecrow, Lion, and Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz I sought an expert to provide me with what I already held.
Over a decade in corporate America led this Type A into physical distress. I was fatigued and irritable. My muscles were tight and painful. My digestion and reproductive ... Views: 24
If you're unhappy at work, rest assured that things will change. As with all things, you can be a part of the change in positive or negative ways.
We all can’t be astronauts, professional athletes, dolphin trainers or test pilots -- some of us have to work for a living. I’m not implying that ... Views: 14
They’re here again! The wonderful days to gather with our friends and loved ones. The days of sharing stories over a cacophony of food items and exchanging gifts that somehow represent a physical manifestation of our love and adoration for others. While there are many reasons to feel uplifted ... Views: 14
In 1988 when I wrote “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: PS It’s All Small Stuff,” little did I know that a number of years later my book would go into three printings, have an audio version, be celebrated and awarded wonderful titles like “Good Morning America’s” "Hot Pick" and “Publishers Weekly ... Views: 25
There are some people who come across as confident and as though nothing fazes them, and then there are others who are the complete opposite. Based on how they behave, they will be seen as lacking confidence and as though they can’t handle life.
But while people are often are labelled as ... Views: 23
Our elders have mostly done the math of their life themselves; by math we mean ‘Finances’. You see how ‘simple math’ gets converted into the ‘serious and challenging Finances’ of life, though it is pretty much the same! Many of you would feel that you can manage this math of your life yourself, ... Views: 10
What if you were happy all the time? I bet you started laughing at the thought! How great would you life be if you could be happy every day from this day forward? Can you picture it? I sure can! What fun I would have! May favorite pose in Yoga is the Happy Baby pose! How can you not be happy ... Views: 24
Your press release is like setting up a dating profile. It’s got to attract the right audience and get them to call. The media knows nothing about you. They read your profile, look at your picture, assess your background. Then they decide if you’re worth the time to set up a first date, then a ... Views: 10
I recently read a piece by Penelope Trunk (5 Time management tricks I learned from years of hating Tim Ferriss) about why she couldn’t stand Tim Ferriss (you know The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body phenom who teaches you how to streamline your life so you have more time to Tango – or travel ... Views: 16
“Why can’t things ever go right, just once in my life?” “I’m such a ________.” “I’ll never be as good as ___________.” “Why do things never go my way?” “Why can’t I ever succeed, just once?”
Sound familiar? Perhaps you’ve tried behavior and habit change methods to help you overcome these ... Views: 17
“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” - Harriet Beecher Stowe
Think like a Billionaire
I am fascinated by ... Views: 23
Two Keys to Transformation - Awareness and Self awareness
Dear friend, to get a clear understanding of self awareness, it's a good idea to first understand awareness itself. So what is awareness?
Simply put, awareness is our capacity to notice things. We may be aware of the time or aware ... Views: 18
When building your business, the fastest way to grow it is to focus your energy on activities that attract clients and bring in cash flow.
Yet, you may often find yourself choosing a certain activity instead of the results-oriented activities you should be working on. Although you may have ... Views: 17
How easy is it, really, for you to manage your thoughts when negativity sneaks up on you and bites you on the bum? Maybe this will help.
You’re going along just fine then wham! Something or someone throws you off kilter, and you feel restricted in some way. This feeling of restriction causes ... Views: 35
Manifest Your Dreams
Developing a positive mindset is one of the most powerful life strategies there is. Using powerful positive thinking techniques, visualisations and positive affirmations, it is possible to achieve whatever you want. Professionals and business people can use these ... Views: 16
What does it mean to stand out in a crowd? Is it just a matter of looking or acting different? That could be one way to stand out but you’ll never be a seven-figure earner if you look or act like a buffoon. Standing out in a crowd will get you noticed but standing apart in a crowd will make you ... Views: 18
What is balance? What is balance in life? We often hear people talk about being out of balance in life or complaining about their life being lopsided. Usually, these complaints involve work and the fact that it can sometimes seem to consume your waking periods. One of the first things that I ... Views: 24
Do you practice continuous improvement? If you are Peak Performer, you do! Peak Performers know that part of being on top of their game is working on always getting better. In fact, anyone who is a Peak Performer in their profession, sales or something else, knows that working to improve your ... Views: 16
Sow? What the heck does that mean? The definition of sow means to scatter seed over (land, earth, etc.) for the purpose of growth. The Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, and political theorist, Marcus T. Cicero, said, “As you have sown so shall you reap.” And in the New Testament we ... Views: 21
So how do Peak Performers accomplish extraordinary things? The answer is simple. The process is simple. But you have to be dedicated to commit to it. Peak Performers practice self-development techniques or activities EVERYDAY. That’s right. They do it every day. Everyday might seem like a lot. ... Views: 16
Holidays are the best time of the year filled with parties, celebrations, gifts, food, family, and friends.
Or are they?
happy_holidays_wallpaper_by_darktrick17-d5mvmf2For some, holidays can be one of the most stressful times of the year. Our schedule is filled with events and gatherings ... Views: 32
I got a text message from one of my clients telling me that he was leaving his office to mix up the energy and get him going. It's a strategy that we had discussed recently; a strategy to get him focused and helps his creative juices flow.
I could say that being an entrepreneur is always ... Views: 22
Fear is a powerful instinct, one that colors many of our decisions whether we’re aware of it or not. Think about it: how often are you influenced, or even paralyzed, by your fears of what could go wrong? Yet some people have figured out how to use fear to their advantage, to harness fear’s ... Views: 26
To live life “On Purpose” is to fully utilize your natural gifts and talents to earn necessary income, contribute to your community, and become an active player in the lives of your children and grandchildren. Anyone with a desire to live a more fulfilling, satisfying life at any age can start ... Views: 23
When one comes across something that grows into the ground and has a big trunk, there is only going to be one word to describe what it is – and that is a tree. And the same can be said when it comes to describing other things on this planet.
However, when it comes to how one sees themselves, ... Views: 29
I googled “how can I improve my life” and got 216,000,000 results in one third of a second. Millions of different people worldwide are contributing advice.
The problem is not finding advice but finding some that I can use. There must be help for people in my circumstances in there ... Views: 20
Just for the record, even extroverts don’t always like to Network!
One of the best tips I think I can give you is go to a networking event with a purpose in mind. If you enter the room with no purpose it could feel very daunting and you may find yourself just wandering around ... Views: 12
It was Norman Vincent Peale who said "Change your thoughts and you change your world"
There's no shortage of advice on how to change your thoughts, mind-set, perception or even the way your brain is wired; on the internet, in books, seminars, courses and workshops.
This is all fine and ... Views: 11
"It’s the most wonderful time of year" for some, filled with anticipation and excitement. And, it’s the most difficult time of the year for others who are barely putting one foot in front of the other due to illness or sadness. Now’s your chance to bring some holiday cheer to someone who could ... Views: 20