For many years I felt that if you scratched any American you were scratching an entrepreneur. This is the country where entrepreneurial activity is most possible and seemingly every citizen has an idea with commercial potential. Sadly, over time, I realized I was wrong. If you scratch most ... Views: 3022
During my many years of reviewing and analyzing inventions, new products and service offerings I have been amazed by the innate fear of selling expressed by so many otherwise capable entrepreneurs. There exists a palpable fear of selling that mimics vertigo, arachnophobia or a fear of snakes. ... Views: 588
When we look out on the horizon, the point where land and sky meet-how do we know there is something beyond what we are seeing? How do we know that it does not stop there?
We just know. We understand that what we are seeing is an illusion. We have no doubt whatsoever that what we see as the ... Views: 695
Don’t believe you can be successful.
Don’t set a goal.
Don’t be grateful for what you have right now.
Don’t visualise and imagine the life you want.
Don’t be happy.
Don’t have focus and clarity.
Don’t have belief and confidence in yourself and your power within.
Don’t take responsibility ... Views: 646
We are at present in the grip of a world wide epidemic of a virus known as Swine Flu. Due to the sheer numbers of people who have contracted this dreadful virus, it has been making headline news around the world and there has been plenty of advice from the medical profession worldwide on what to ... Views: 676
Do you feel stressed about by making attempts to living The Secret day in and day out? Does it frustrate you? I have some incredible news for you. Living The Secret is easy, fun and joyful. You need to change your mindset a little bit (don’t worry, I know that sounds scary), and you will ... Views: 577
Most likely, you know exactly what the law of attraction is. You’re very well aware that your dominant thoughts become reality, and that the way you feel is the best indicator of what is coming next. However, you are still wondering how to use the law of attraction. In other words, how do you ... Views: 592
To be more specific, you don't know jack about how to succeed in a network marketing home based business. But not to worry, I'll help to get you straightened out.
Today we're looking at a real good news / bad news scenario. First the bad news: millions of decent, hardworking people have lost ... Views: 618
Waking up a few days ago, who would have guessed that it would be my last normal morning; that this could happen to my fit, athletic and what I considered to be a very co-ordinated body…but it was...and it did! I often get bursts of inspiration and creativity when I get home from my runs and ... Views: 1492
Money! To most people, this is a dirty word. To your body, it’s considered an allergy. So, how do YOU feel about Money? When you see someone who obviously has money, what do you think? What we feel and think about has a direct result on how we receive and keep money. If money is a dirty ... Views: 1350
Among the many items that clutter our homes, clothing is one of the most difficult to organize. Not only does clothing consist of many different items, from shirts, to jeans, to dresses, but the sheer amount of clothing items we own continuously expands over time. That being said, storing and ... Views: 1113
Life is a game. Whether you enjoy life or not depends upon the rules - your own personal rules of life.
Whether you realize it or not you guide your life, make your choices, based upon a set of rules you selected for yourself in early childhood. These rules were based on misinterpretation ... Views: 801
Learning to process and accept our past is a necessary step in one’s search for adulthood. Instead, people often choose neurotic suffering as a way of coping with painful memories. Neurotic suffering consists of coping mechanisms that put a salve over our wounds. Rather than confront one's ... Views: 629
Many things have been said about passive aggressive behavior that can sometimes make it difficult for a person to process the information in one sitting. However, this article will give you the low down on what this behavior is all about, what causes it and how to deal with it.
Passive ... Views: 2082
Is there really a right way on how to say thank you to your boss? I mean, we all have different ways of showing our gratitude to different people. If someone close to you surprised you with a birthday party, you would kiss or hug that person. But what is the general rule on how to say thank you ... Views: 3641
Actors wow us, amaze us, and inspire us but one, in particular, displays a level of confidence that I would wish for all in public speaking. The actor I am referring to is Clint Eastwood. In all the roles he plays, he never doubts himself. It is that level of belief in yourself and your ... Views: 2122
One of the most common questions I hear from my clients when they are practicing their presentation skills, is what should they do with their hands? That is a good question, so let me answer that question with a question to you? What do you do with your hands when you are in conversation? ... Views: 2393
Anyone of any age, sex, nationality or status can suffer from shyness.
The general consensus is that shyness is no big deal. Nothing could be further from the truth.
At best, shy people have few, if any, friends and lead quiet unfulfilled lives.
In more serious cases shy people can ... Views: 977
Is there something you have wanted to do, or more importantly, you know you need to do, to increase your happiness, confidence and motivation, and improve your future? - However, the thought of it absolutely terrifies you?
Is it to learn a new skill for work, or join a networking group to ... Views: 554
Do you need ‘The Lunch Break Challenge’? Do you often feel tired and lethargic in the afternoons? Do you feel resentful towards your employer or your organization, or your clients? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the lunch break challenge is for you….
Firstly, you must commit ... Views: 857
Conflict is a good motivator to address problems and to seek solutions for unresolved issues. It is a good warning sign that an area of your life, or your personality may need attention. However, if you sweep the warning signals under the carpet or ignore the motivation to confront and resolve ... Views: 715
Are you fed up with failure? Perhaps you are doing O.K. for yourself, but want more. So much more. You know you are capable of so much more. After watching “The Secret”, are you stuck in the hamster-wheel, trying to unlock the formula to use your mind to achieve your dreams? Well you’re in luck, ... Views: 494
In each instance below, you will read about teenagers and the adults who believed in them, cooperating and working together to change the world.
• Clifton, age 13, and other Wisconsin teens started out three years ago to make their disadvantaged farming town more kid-friendly. The community ... Views: 418
People have the tendency to assume great success is something only other people experience. However the world's most amazing success stories are about everyday human beings who believed in themselves and took consistent action.
For a variety of reasons it's difficult for most people to ... Views: 421
Do your presentations S.U.C.K.? If they don’t then you are not being as successful as you could be!
“That is the most insane thing I have ever heard, please explain!”
No, No, I don’t mean that your presentations should literally suck!
S.U.C.K. is an incredibly simple to remember ... Views: 622
I had a wonderful Zen afternoon blackberry pickn' the other day. It was wonderful for two reasons, I have heavenly organic blackberries to make a wonderful cobbler, and it was a great reminder of the SOP (standard operating procedure) of the ego mind and traps we unwittingly step ... Views: 569
Originally published on The Huffington Post.
"I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast."
-- Victor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning
Now there's a thought! A statue of Responsibility - perhaps our new President should consider ... Views: 296
“Musicians must make music, artists must paint, poets must write if they are to be ultimately at peace with themselves. What human beings can be, they must be. They must be true to their own nature. This need we may call self-actualization... It refers to man’s desire for self-fulfillment, ... Views: 365
Unfortunately, there may be times that smiling can be difficult—when it might not be easy and might feel virtually impossible. Sometimes we get so caught up in the bad things that we forget that smiling is actually an option. Maybe your boss inappropriately yelled at you; maybe you had a fight ... Views: 341
I am trying to understand the balance in being the silence witness to my mind, (in just witnessing all it’s churning thoughts of insecurities etc. and knowing that it is not my true essence), verses taking what an insecurity says to me and working it through. An example is that I ... Views: 354
Community building has a lot to do with being in harmony with the people in your environment and using that energy productively to make improvements to the overall lifestyle of everyone involved.
Anyone can be an integral part of a community building project so long as they are in harmony ... Views: 435
Lately, many of the people I’ve been talking with or coaching have been complaining about being overwhelmed. I have to admit I’ve been wrestling with it, too.
My ideas and my commitments seem to far outpace my time and energy. So here’s my advice to you—and to myself—for dealing with ... Views: 508
I’m not sure who came up with the favorite saying, but among three dear friends we took it to heart. I think Julie invented it, but she likes to credit Annie or me since her children are the youngest of the lot.
In the early 1990’s I was mothering two boys under three and trying to work full ... Views: 375
I took a walk today with a friend through Cambridge, the city I live in. We've been inundated here lately with snow and freezing weather. Today was milder, sunny, and almost like spring if you squinted and pretended.
I saw a sign on a post that someone had strung with silk autumn leaves, like ... Views: 328
The words we speak and think hold great sway over the kind of life that we create for ourselves. Many people live their lives plagued by negative thoughts and never even realize this. They tell themselves and others that they are doomed to fail, not good enough, or not worthy of love, yet they ... Views: 903
Originally published on The Huffington Post.
Last week, we examined a way to expand during the current economic contraction. The tip had to do with taking stock of all the "stuff" you have at home, and giving some of it away to someone who could make good use of it. Did any of you try this? ... Views: 310
Conflict happens in relationships. And the tension it brings is opportunity knocking at the door.
We actually learn more by listening than we do by talking! When we are experiencing contrast or conflict with others, we are usually trying our best to persuade them to our point of view. ... Views: 1728
Do the circumstances of your life seem impossible to deal with? Learn how to embrace them and move on more quickly to something better.
PLEASE NOTE: You can use this imagery script in several different ways. First, simply read it as you would read any post, with the purpose of learning ... Views: 640
A GUIDED IMAGERY SCRIPT: Uncover memories that can help you deal with the fear of the future and that drain you of energy by having you worry about things that may never happen.
This piece is designed to help you uncover memories that can counteract the fear of what might happen tomorrow, ... Views: 770
The majority of everyday people I come across lately seem to be stressed and unhappy. Whatever the superficial reason may be, the underlying cause, in truth, stems from feelings of worthlessness and self-loathing. Let's face it we all have those moments when we feel like failures, that we are ... Views: 699
Being overweight is something that many of us suffer from. You are not alone. Whether you have a little bit of puppy fat or physically obese both your body and mind are affected.
Whilst losing weight is something that should be done from a health point of view often people want to lose weight ... Views: 816
Henry David Thoreau said, "If one advances confidently in the direction of one's dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours" and I have found this to be true. There is power in action. Not undirected action or staying ... Views: 477
SMM (Social Media Marketing) is a huge arena of amazing tools that seem to grow and expand every moment. SMM is the hottest new way to market yourself and gain the much desired exposure to potential new clients. The amazing part of using SMM is the cost factor, SMM is virtually free to ... Views: 544
I stand here to say it is a phenomenal time to start a business! Let’s take a look at history and the companies that said yes and launched a business during tough economic times. Did you know that 16 of the 30 companies that make up the Dow industrial average were started during a recession or ... Views: 615
Sabotage; as defined in the dictionary is any undermining of a cause.
"You can't do that!" "That's way too difficult!" "If you try, you'll probably just fail anyway." These statements sound as if they're coming from someone with a cruel mission to destroy self-confidence. Unfortunately, we ... Views: 544
We have exposed 6 of the most common reasons we have heard recently on why people will not start a business today, reason #7 is a very blunt one, laziness! The case of the why bothers, why should I do anything or who cares. Some people have tried to use every excuse under the moon to not do ... Views: 642
Lack of information is another top reason people don’t start a business today. Many may not be sure where to start while others may have had a business failure in the past and do not want to go there again. The other option is a family member may have lost a business as well do to lack of ... Views: 577
I heard that line - dream beyond the common order of things - in an advertisement for tea, of all places. Yet the words jumped out at me like a vivid memory. I know that I have had many times in my life when I have created things bigger than I thought I knew how to achieve, and personally ... Views: 704
Isn’t it exciting to walk further into your personal year with new challenges, new skills acquired from the previous year; and possibly, new friends. As is customary in any new year’s planning, many of us have made personal and professional resolutions for the future, ultimately functioning as ... Views: 591
If you’re wondering how to use the secret, you have come to the right place. You probably don’t affect your reality in a consistent way with your consciousness, because you don’t believe you can. If we use our minds at a very casual level of general thought, we will have very limited power as ... Views: 4440