Tuesday, January 13, 2009

21 Life Changing Questions You Can't Afford to Not Ask!

Imagine finally taking off seven coats youíve been wearing on top of each other for years and years. You've forgotten that some people consciously choose to live without seven layers of coats on even though most people are living that way.

You remember the possibilities you imagined your life would be when you were a child. You decide to take off the coats and start running joyfully through the spring fields you forgot about. You move into the light where you finally begin to laugh and live feeling inspired every day instead of simply walking around reacting to life, complaining, counting down the days to the next weekend or vacation until you finally die.

Start taking off the coats that have layered your soul since you started to grow up. Forget about the negativity of the news. Donít believe negative people telling you that you canít make more money or move to a nicer city or do anything to better your life. Ignore all the forces telling you what you canít do. Close your ears to people who blame their boss, the government, their friends, and their circumstances for what they donít like about their lives.

Itís time to leave ëem all behind and say ìSee ya!î Itís time to adopt a new Belief System (yeah, whatever we believe is simply B.S. ñ just opinions we made up that may or may not actually be true.) Itís time to drop all that limited thinking that keeps you stuck on the birth-school-work(paycheck-to-paycheck)-death merryñgo-round.

Itís time to learn the magic of saying YES. Iím going to make YES your new favorite word. Imagine what you want most in life right now. Dream BIG. Think of what your ideal life would look like. See all the tiny details. You have no limitations. You can have exactly what you want.

Money is no object. Your time is your own to spend as you like for as long as you wish. Dream BIGGER now. What fills your soul with more joy than youíve ever felt before? Remember the best experience of your life? Start there and make it as amazing as you can.

How are you spending your days and nights? Who are you with? What are you doing? What emotions are coming up? What smells are in the air? What are your favorite foods that youíre eating and tasting? What cities and countries are you visiting? What are you wearing?

As you reach out to touch your loved ones youíre sharing this life with what sensations run through your hands? ÖGet as specific as possible. The more specific you are the more youíll get out of doing this. I want you to see, hear, feel, taste and smell every little piece of the life you were born to live.

As you walk into your dream house how big are the doors? How high are the walls? How much of the square footage is covered in windows? How have you furnished it? How many rooms does it have? How many rooms does your guest house have? How many acres of property do you own? What do you see outside of the windows? A meadow? A stream? The ocean? The sunset?

Is this the most fantastic day of your life? YES, it is. Get more in depth. See how your smile looks. Feel the warmth in your heart and the ease and peace in your spirit. Hear the sounds of the surroundings that feed your soul. Feel the excitement in your bones as you realize that you are actually living in your dream come true.

How amazing do you feel right now? You deserve this life donít you? YES, you do.This is no accident. If you are in a human body then you deserve to use it to build the life you truly want to be living. Hundreds of thousands of people are doing it right now. Canít you do it too? YES, you can. You may need some help, guidance and support, but you can and you will create the life of your dreams. YES, itís yours for the taking.

YES, youíre ready. YES, you will live it now. How do you feel right now? YES, right now at this moment. Imagine feeling this light and warm every day. Youíre smiling arenít you? If you arenít then you didnít do the exercise above slow enough to absorb it and I invite you to do it again.

Feeling is what creates what we have and do. Positive thinking without honest feeling behind it will leave you wondering why nothing's changed.

When you learn to consciously create with your feelings you'll start getting better results in your life. Right now you're probably getting results based on your unconscious feelings. The scary part of this is that most people only feel in reaction to wht happens to them. I'm teaching you how to create with your feelings instead.

This feeling, actually a feeling even lighter and clearer, is the place where my clients learn to live from. If you'd like to learn more about living from an authentic state I invite you to visit www.AngryEnoughToChange.com and read about my Champion Coachingô program. This program can support you in experiencing even deeper versions of this ecstatic state.

Please re-read this exercise and get precise about what you want. Simply getting conscious about your desires and feeling as if you're already living this way will magnetize it to you. You're creating everyday so you may as well do it consciously to get what you really want. You deserve it, so go for it!
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

21 Days to A Positive-Attitude Habit

This may come as a surprise... but your attitude is more important than your aptitude in determining your success in life!

Just how critical is attitude to achievement? Well, take a look at one of the greatest inventors of the last two hundred years - Thomas Edison. Every time you turn on a light switch, you experience the result of his persistence in the face of continuous failure.

Edison tried 10,000 times to get his light bulb invention to work, but failed each time. However, he had this to say about his lack of success. "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

You can learn to have this kind of outlook on life, but it needs to be purposefully installed into your daily living.

You probably know it takes about 21 days to break a habit by replacing it with a new one. If you are plagued with persistent negative thoughts toward life, you can replace this mindset with a new positive-attitude habit!

Here is a 21-day five-step program to change a negative attitude to a positive one.

1. Take charge of what you're thinking.

This is a moment-by-moment decision that doesn't happen overnight. It's a habit that will take some time to build. How can you do this? Choose to think uplifting thoughts instead of discouraging ones.

You get to decide what you think, which in turn determines how you feel. Become aware of this and dwell on positive ideas throughout the day.

At first you may have to force yourself to find something positive. Consider keeping a journal and write down at least one good thing in your life each day for three weeks. Then think about these blessings instead of discouraging thoughts.

2. Read inspirational material.

During this 21-day training period, fill your mind with good thoughts. The best book of all to read is that priceless diamond of world literature - the Bible. You'll never know what wonderful results from reading it are around the corner until you open its covers!

3. Focus on others.

For the next 21 days make an extra effort to help other people. Concentrating on assisting others will help you more than you realize. If you succeed in becoming wealthy but are poor in respect to your relationships, you will not be truly prosperous at all!

So make a special effort of focusing on others during your 21 days of building your new positive-attitude habit. This will free you up to allow the butterfly of happiness to land on your shoulder when you least expect it.

4. Take care of your health needs.

It's hard to maintain a positive mindset if you've neglected your physical needs. So during the 21 days of your attitude retraining make an extra effort to eat nutritious balanced meals.

Not getting enough sleep will also be a tremendous hindrance, so make sure you're getting adequate rest. And don't forget to get enough exercise. When you feel down, try to take a brisk 30-minute walk. You'll feel revived!

5. Learn contentment

For the next 21 days focus on what you have and not on what you don't have. Live in the present and enjoy your blessings.

Try to forget acquiring stuff for the purpose of keeping up with others. That only leads to more anxiety. Be thankful for what you do have instead.

When going through difficult experiences - remember that adversity can be a blessing in disguise. You might learn some important lessons during those tough times - like Thomas Edison did. (I know I have.)

These lessons can turn into credentials that will enable you to help others when they're going through tough times.

So don't let negativity ruin your present and future. Instead, build a new habit of having a positive attitude. It will take about 21 days to start seeing consistent changes in the way you think, but it will be worth it!

Now choose the starting date for your attitude-renewal adventure and go for it!

How about today?
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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

17 Extraordinary Human Capacities

People have a tremendous capacity for outstanding achievement. There are also many extraordinary capacities that allow them to become high achievers.

Here are seventeen extraordinary capacities that make human beings remarkable. When we recognize and use these capacities, the quality of our lives can become more joyful than ever before.

1. Helping someone in their time of tragedy or need shows the capacity for human goodness.

2. Listening closely to another's words and experience shows the capacity for soulful communication.

3. Understanding the pain, sorrow, or loss of another person shows the capacity for empathy.

4. Believing the best about others, and offering time, support, and friendship shows the capacity for trust.

5. Apologizing for a past mistake shows the capacity for strong character and trustworthiness.

6. Forgiving the errors of a fellow human being shows the capacity to receive forgiveness.

7. Supporting the truth, even when it is unpopular, shows the capacity for honesty and integrity.

8. Compromising when it is best for the welfare of others shows the capacity for teamwork.

9. Giving time and effort to assist others to be successful shows the capacity for sincerity.

10. Being curious about life, its people and its mysteries, shows the capacity for learning.

11. Praying for the welfare of family, friends, and all of humanity shows the capacity for love.

12. Waiting for God's answer to a prayer shows the capacity for faith and patience.

13. Accepting the answer to a prayer, whatever it might be, discovering its blessings, and then moving on shows the capacity for gratitude.

14. Believing in a God-given purpose throughout long and difficult seasons of scarcity shows the capacity for determination and hope.

15. Taking risks, making mistakes, and learning from all experiences show the capacity for being human.

16. Getting up after having fallen down or suffered failure shows the capacity for resolve.

17. Persisting resolutely to navigate life's rapids, scale its mountains, move beyond its perceived limitations, and arrive at its finish line with faith and dignity shows the capacity for achievement.

When we use our mental and spiritual capacities, our lives will be filled with more love, contentment, and achievement than we can imagine. When we cultivate a deep faith in a Power greater than ourselves, we never have to travel life's journey alone. There will be powerful sources of wisdom and guidance walking with us every step of the way.
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Monday, September 8, 2008

12 Reasons to Develop Exceptional People Skills

Why should you bother to spend your valuable time learning how to develop exceptional people skills?

Here's why...
Look at the people who seem to have it all - a great job, an active social life and a happy family life. What do these people have in common?

They all have excellent communication skills.

To join the people at the top and to live a more fulfilling and enjoyable life there is no alternative but to become one of the few that have truly mastered advanced communication skills.

There are at least a dozen good reasons to learn the secrets of making great conversation.

1. Get paid more. Studies have proved that the people who get ahead fastest are those who network within the organization. This ability is crucial when you need to get things done. Plus, it is the only reliable way to be informed of what is really going on in the workplace
2. Become more successful at work. Exceptional people skills cause your superiors to hold you in high esteem. When you project confidence others become more confident in your abilities. This in turn means you get to work on more important projects.
3. Improve the quality of your relationships at home. When you express yourself with clarity and skill there is less potential for confusion, disagreements and relationship problems.
4. Understand other people better. Most people do not know what makes others tick. When you discover the patterns that are the basis for all communication you will effortlessly create deep rapport with everyone you meet.
5. Be in control of your life. As a master of communication you can easily win the approval of other people and enlist their help when you need it.
6. Never worry about rejection. When you discover the right way to view encounters that do not go your way you will laugh at those situations that used to leave you vulnerable.
7. Easily start conversations with anyone you meet. This is a priceless skill to have and will fill your day with joy. You will quickly break down the barriers between people when you always know what to say.
8. Have clarity and purpose when you talk. When you decide why you want to talk and what you want to achieve with your words you have the secret to a conversation that takes on a life of its own.
9. Win the approval of people you admire. You will talk to everyone as an equal once you boost your self-esteem and let go of needing approval. This is achievable with the right tools.
10. Put an end to feeling self-conscious. This one factor can transform your dealings with people - socially and at work. You will feel more at ease and more in control even in demanding situations.
11. Master small talk. This seemingly difficult skill is easier than you think when you discover the secrets to doing it right. When you know how - small talk will open doors that were always locked to you in the past.
12. Develop exceptional listening skills. As a great listener you stand out from the crowd and command the appreciation and undivided attention of others. This overlooked skill is the key to fostering life long friendships.

''' Exceptional people skills can be learned '''

Find a proven formula and follow it. You will be amazed at how quickly you will progress.

Although some people fear otherwise, exceptional people skills can be learned by anyone of at least average intelligence.

Any difficulties you had in the past will not stop you making rapid progress now.
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