It’s too easy to be ordinary. Or perhaps I should say it’s easier to be ordinary. Why would you want to be or do average when you can always be so much more?
When I was in school I always got A’s or B’s. Was it easy? No. I could have been average and gotten C’s but why would you want to ... Views: 490
What you get out is what you put in. Life rewards action.
Ray Kroc, Executive and founder of McDonalds said, “Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get”
A few years ago I had an amazing “Aha” moment. I was in sales for a wholesale mortgage company. My job was to ... Views: 751
Have you ever done something just to later look back and wonder “what was I thinking?” I know I have and I’m pretty sure everyone has at some point in their lives. You know the old adage, hindsight is 20/20. Or, how about “if I knew then what I know now I would have done things differently.” ... Views: 340
Tough days. We all have them. Is it reasonable to think that we are never going to face adversity? Not really. I once had someone say it would be great to date a motivational speaker, there’s no negativity.” As I am a motivational speaker I can tell you, no negativity is just not possible. ... Views: 293
Go with the flow. That's a nice concept, isn't it? If going with the flow is so much better and easier than forcing things to happen then, why is it that we spend so much time forcing the square peg into the round hole?
It has always been my experience that things work out so much better, ... Views: 349
How often do we put off until tomorrow what can be done today? You know you should clean out the closet, or study for the test or prepare your will or trust. However, you find a gamut of other things to do instead. There are many reasons that we as human beings procrastinate. Here are the ... Views: 333
Who hasn't heard of the Law of Attraction right? Most everyone in this day and age has because of the movie The Secret. The Law of Attraction has been around for centuries. I personally have known about and been practicing the Law of Attraction for over ten years.
There are many different ways ... Views: 325
How often do you say, “I didn’t have a choice” or “I don’t have a choice?” If you start to pay attention to the words you say I would bet it’s more often than you think. What would you say if I told you that no matter what, you ALWAYS have a choice?
I think it is incredibly empowering to ... Views: 381
If you want to do anything well you must be consistent in your efforts. If you want to do anything great you must be consistently great in your efforts and always looking to be and do better than the day before.
My most successful coaching clients are the ones who consistently make their ... Views: 408
You’ve probably heard of the book The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz. It’s a great read and I highly recommend it. One of the agreements, and the most difficult in my humble opinion, is Don’t Take Anything Personally. Easier said than done, yes, but possible nonetheless.
Take a look ... Views: 308
Can you imagine doing something you love every single day? What a way to live! Right? How many get to do that? I know I do. Everyday I wake up and think I am so blessed to get to do what I love all day. That is a gift that not everyone can to indulge in. I believe the world would be a ... Views: 347
Worry. Nothing good comes from this emotion. As a matter of fact, most of the time only bad things come from worry. Worry usually causes stress, anxiety, sleeplessness, headaches, grey hair and wrinkles. So why, do we do it?
When we worry we are doing one of two things. Either thinking ... Views: 415
You are probably thinking “Yeah, yeah, I’ve heard about the importance of setting goals before”… Well many of us have heard about it and few of us do it. Those who do set goals generally do it once a year, on New Years Day. And that’s not enough!
Setting your goals is one thing, reaching them ... Views: 328
Does getting what you want have to be difficult? Maybe. Maybe not. What if there is a way, a process, to help you get what you want.
I call this the power process. It takes you from where you are to where you want to be in four simple steps.
Step One. Define your current reality. ... Views: 380
Successful people understand the difference between can’t and won’t. There is a lot of power in words. They can strengthen and empower us. They can build an army or start a war. Think about the words you use to describe yourself, and what you are capable of. Do your words say victim or ... Views: 248
Almost everything we do in life is a choice. To get out of bed in the morning is a choice. To go to work and do your job and pay your rent and take chances and risks, are all choices. To eat unhealthy foods knowing you will gain weight and increase fat and cholesterol and your risk for heart ... Views: 342
Fear is the number one barrier that stops us from getting what we want. However there are really only two types of fears. Real fears and fake fears. The saddest part is that fake fears are what hold us back far more than real ones.
What’s the difference? A real fear is something that can ... Views: 960
“A goal without a plan is just a wish”, said French Writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Just knowing what you want won’t get you there. Having a goal is the first step. Now you must step it up a notch if you plan to achieve it. To step it up you must have a plan and course of action to get you ... Views: 341
There are five main reasons that people procrastinate. However, there is really only one primary emotion for it.
The first reason people put off what needs to be done is Anxiety. The anticipation of starting or ending a task causes anxiety because of what lies on the other side. This is ... Views: 313
I like to keep life simple. There are enough things in life that I can’t control or influence, that are complicated enough so I say keep it simple where you can. That is why I wrote the book titled The 7 Secrets to Create Your Fate. What you are about to read is the cliff notes, if you want ... Views: 329
You have the power to manifest money. It all has to do with the Law of Attraction. Never mind that you don’t have a stable job right now. Never mind that there is an economic crisis. They are not as important as your belief and mind power.
The important thing is that you program your inner ... Views: 482
Have you ever thought about how people are created equal? Did you know that there is one way and one way only that we are all exactly the same? That way is time. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, or what school you went to, or where you were raised… you only get 24 hours in a day. ... Views: 325
Ever wonder why some people seem to get what they want easily and effortlessly? There are some tried and true techniques to getting what you want. This process is what I call the 3 C's to Succcess.
#1 Commit. Are you committed to the outcome? What is the desired result that you are looking ... Views: 325
When it comes to the process of conscious creation, the use of visualization and vision boards and maps has been big in the metaphysical community for years. And “mental rehearsal,” or imagining beforehand how you would like something to turn out, is now common practice among many elite ... Views: 700
Good social skills aren't restricted to having the ability to go up to a group of strangers and introduce yourself. They also include being aware of those around you and recognizing that others may need a hand meeting people or interacting with others.
This skill involves your making it easier ... Views: 496
Love, attention, accolades, gifts – these are all wonderful things to receive. When you ponder over the items you would like in your life, how many do you actually have? The difference between having these and not is in receiving; that ability to allow into our lives all that we truly desire. ... Views: 553
Does panic work? Does panic help anyone? Does panic solve anything?
How about fear? What good does fear do for anyone? Does fear solve anything?
Take a look at the recession. It started off as one small thing and ended up a big thing.
In a few short months it morphed from an economic ... Views: 933
Employers now have a duty to care to ensure that employees who are suffering with stress are given the right support. The cost involved in not tackling this could be huge. But what if one of your employees is showing signs of stress, but is completely unaware that there's a problem?
Do you ... Views: 1026
On the day that President Barack Obama placed his hand on Abraham Lincoln’s Inauguration Bible, he articulated what leaders across the spectrum know:
“Part of what I wanted to communicate was that government is going to work, we’re going to make it work. But it’s ultimately the American people ... Views: 393
Networking for Success.
It’s such an overused phrase now: “networking for success”. Everyone uses it, everyone knows that without networking there is no climb up the career ladder, no growth of one’s entrepreneurial enterprise, but do we know how to do it?
Here are the Four Immutable Laws of ... Views: 458
I never think of myself as a pack rat. Maybe the lover of much. Maybe too much? But there are times when I look around the house and I can’t find the dog or I delve into drawers and come up empty handed or I find myself crawling around closet floors in search of a runaway shoe. I end up ... Views: 755
When you practice your material for your speech or presentation, do you record yourself by means of a camcorder? If not, then you should definitely consider this important step in the process of preparing for your delivery. Camcorders today are not that expensive. Look at the purchase of this ... Views: 2167
People often ask me how I live such a magical life. It's easy. I believe in magic.
HA! The song "Do You Believe in Magic" by the The Lovin' Spoonful just ran through my head. But I digress - or do I? Actually that flash of music just proved my point. What you believe in is brought unto ... Views: 569
Do you keep getting in relationships where it seems as if you're being taken for granted--where you give, and you give, but get little or nothing in return? Are you beginning to wonder why people keep treating you this way? If so, you are probably also feeling pretty confused, sad, and are ... Views: 679
In times like these, when people in workplaces everywhere are feeling such strain from a lack of resources, and intense stress caused by such uncertainty, it helps to stop and consider. These times can accomplish growth in each of us and although it is burdensome, it can be viewed in a positive ... Views: 737
Before I started training for my first marathon, I adopted a book as my coach called "The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer". Perfect! I have always been more belly dancer than runner, so this suited me to the 't'. I opened the book and saw the training program written out on one page. That was it! ... Views: 520
Marking Life’s Transitions
Ceremonies acknowledging life’s transitions are a blessing—a celebration or gathering telling us that we are leaving something old and starting something new. When we are meaningfully engaged in ceremony, everything around us diminishes, and our life energy is ... Views: 1919
Is there a way to improve your subconscious mind? Simply put, there is, and the methods have been circulating around the world for about a few years now. First started in the early part of the nineteenth century as a scientific venture into the world of mental regression, practitioners have ... Views: 636
"You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you." BrianTracy
When you are part of any community you interact with others. Being part of community is being ... Views: 1293
Addictions are the bane of our lives and although we all will not admit it, addictions are part and parcel of everyone in this world. We may say that we do not have any addictions to speak of, but smoking and drugs and alcohol are only the famous addictions that define the people we see on ... Views: 336
While there has been plenty of technical analysis behind the technology that is brainwave entrainment, there has not been sufficient literature to point out exactly why it can be anyone’s key to success. While it is good to continually educate a growing population of internet readers, it is also ... Views: 371
Congratulations on writing your first book! And you want to sell it. Here's what you need to do.
1) Write a book proposal. Seems counterintuitive, doesn't it? You already have a book why write a proposal?
This is what agents and publishers want to see.
A book proposal gives a ... Views: 5836
Many people would not believe the fact that they can have total mind control. In truth, some of us do not even have total control over our bodies, much less our minds, and because even science and technology does not have all the answers when it comes to total mind control, how can the ... Views: 367
One of the first tips that we give to participants who go through our Fearless Presentations® program is to Get Rid of Your Notes and you’ll be shocked at how much more confidently that you will present. Most people believe that having notes in front of you will help you speak more confidently ... Views: 438
One of the big challenges that we have to overcome as speakers is that we tend to think that if we don't get the audience to understand EVERYTHING that we know about the subject that we are speaking on, then we have failed as a speaker. That is an impossible standard to live up to, but it is ... Views: 659
A great new idea is like striking gold for any leader and team. It can be collected, examined, enriched and sold. But the process of finding the gold can be difficult even for the best of leaders and managers.
Creative Filters that thwart creativity - “I will not offer my idea until I am sure ... Views: 389
Ask anyone… It just makes sense that each time you prepare to deliver a presentation, you need to pay attention to who will be in your audience. But, how often have you really considered what impact the individual personalities of members or your audience will have on the outcome of your ... Views: 1278
The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines confidence as:
1 a: a feeling or consciousness of one's powers or of reliance on one's circumstances b: faith or belief that one will act in a right, proper, or effective way 2: the quality or state of being certain: certitude
Confidence is a ... Views: 367
My life has seen very few failures. However, the biggest failure was mediocrity.
I was brought up in the congested, yet middle class, surroundings in the coastal city of Madras in India. Since the time of my birth, my life seemed already to have been choreographed. All middle class kids were ... Views: 470
The life you live is a journey filled with snapshots of moments in time. It is not the moments that define your life! They are just moments; the life you live is not all bliss. For, without a comparative, bliss cannot be measured or appreciated. The life you live is a choice, only you can ... Views: 420