A tremendous amount of stress occurs when you don't understand and accept your limitations. When you attempt to control something in life that is not within your sphere of influence how do you feel and react? What is it like for you to experience powerlessness?
Can you control another's ... Views:647
So you ate, drank and spent too much over the Holidays. Now you are overweight, bloated, tired and broke, and you are promising yourself that you are going to change all that this year!
There are two reasons why New Year Resolutions don't work;
· 1st we try and take on too much,
· 2nd we ... Views:476
Sometimes it's important to look at things through the eyes of a child. That way, we are able to see life and our experiences in a simpler way--without being complicated. If we search too deeply and try to explain concepts philosophically, we tend to get lost and forget what we really want to ... Views:2769
Do you have internal rules about how you expect the people in your life to treat you? Are you comfortable speaking up for yourself when someone crosses one of those lines? Are you able to say no when you don't want to participate in something you've been asked to consider? Your ... Views:1915
Acceptance simply means "EMBRACING WHAT IS". Acknowledging the "what is"......may include yourself, your spouse, significant other, job, house, health or a set of circumstances. With ACCEPTANCE, we embrace PEACE. And, it's in this peace that miracles happen.
For those of us that thrive on ... Views:1920
I love the clean slate feeling of a new year. A whole 365 days to design a life worth living. For a fresh start, here are some ways to complete 2003 and make room for 2004.
1. Start Your Calendar
Don't just pick any old calendar. A huge selection is out there, so choose one that makes you ... Views:547
(First off, whose goals are they? If there’s a “should” attached or it fills you with dread or fear or anxiety- it’s a good indicator it’s someone else’s goal and not yours. If it’s not yours, get rid of it!)
1) Write them down! Statistics show people who write down their goals have over an 80% ... Views:5673
Are you a right-brainer or a left-brainer?
The greatest thinkers are at a loss when it comes to answering that question.
Just as we admire athletes who are able to hit a tennis ball or throw a javelin with either arm, we should emulate thinkers who engage fully in all kinds of activities ... Views:549
A wonderful quote by author and scholar William A. Ward relates a time-tested recipe for success. Think of it as the S.W.P.D. success recipe. This simple and powerful formula has brought success to many men and women who have put it to use. S.W.P.D stands for studying, working, preparing, and ... Views:507
As a public speaker you MUST know what you’re talking about. That might seem obvious, but it’s amazing the number of speakers who really don’t have a clue about their subject.
How is this possible?
Well, someone, somewhere said, “Why don’t you come talk to our group.”
“What should I talk ... Views:623
Who needs a mentor. . .everyone who is truly serious about achieving more of their true potential, personally and financially. In fact, Richard Brooke says:
"If you're someone who wants to break out and do something extraordinary that you would not do on your own initiative, you better have a ... Views:3388
NET(tm) or Neuro-Emotional Techniques(tm) is one of the newer “power therapies” that along with TFT (Thought Field Therapy), and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) have become popular in the last ten years. These therapies seem to work quicker than traditional talk ... Views:697
I'm riveted by the biography of Napoleon Hill, theauthor of the classic book "Think and Grow Rich."
Not only did this man struggle for 20 years towrite the definitive guide to success, but heexperienced poverty, his life was threatened, hisbackers were murdered, he suffered from boutsof ... Views:1254
Soul Snacks are spontaneous time-outs: creative ways you can nurture your spirit in 15 minutes or less.
Here's a week's worth, specially designed to help you infuse this cold season with joy and warmth.
Regardless of how you're doing with your New Year's Resolutions, let us take this ... Views:555
When anyone tells you that something is impossible what is
your response? Not only your outward reaction, what are
your inner thoughts?
Do you accept it and go on thinking to yourself, "Yeah! It’s
probably too hard too…" or "They’re right. That could never
work." Or do you ... Views:489
In the Northeast we have had some significant snow storms in early December forcing us to shovel and stay home. Our initial reaction was, “How beautiful and pure.” Then the next day when driving and walking became difficult, we began complaining, “Who needs snow!” By ... Views:2370
What makes a great communicator so persuasive? What makes the best leader motivational? How does one become a great, inspirational leader?
"I wasnt a great communicator, but I communicated great things."--Reagan in his farewell address as president.
Voice Their Dreams A great leader is able to ... Views:8163
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." Matt. 6:33
If you've ever set very many goals, you've probably had at least one goal that you just can't seem to reach. You can't seem to lose those last, stubborn five pounds. Or you ... Views:493
Ready? Go! Tweak.
Author: Ronnie Nijmeh, ACQYR.com
Let's set the scene. You're in a packed stadium. It's theOlympics and you're watching the 100-metre sprint. You're up inthe nosebleed section and you see what resembles little "ants"stretching on the field as they prepare for their 10-second ... Views:500
Emotional dilemmas, either the drama or trauma creations in our daily living as we are going through them, are truly meaningless. Through, these dilemmas in our life we will eventually take on their true meaning and healing only as our dilemma is ... Views:748
I've heard it said that by the end of January, over 90% of individuals who make New Years resolutions don't remember what they were. Why is this so?
People are often sincere, however, they are not yet in the right place for big changes in their lives. Many others want to continue same ... Views:641
Are you tired of being told what success is and isn’t, or counseled how to get it, as though it’s a publicly held commodity? Even when it’s couched in glowing New Age language (“success is fulfilling your destiny…”), success is still something to fit yourself into rather than something arising ... Views:892
It Is Up To You
So, you want to get promoted. The possibility really lies in your own hands. Remember the trite but true saying, “If it is to be, it is up to me!”
Don’t wait for things to happen. Set yourself apart from the crowd and make things happen.
Most people look outward for success. ... Views:2263
One of the things I work on with my clients is Defining Success. It's more than a personal mission statement....it's success as you know it according to your personal ethics, values and integrity, taking into account competencies, talents and strengths and when you see the results it's ... Views:1930
Yes, the 'silly season' is upon us again. People are about to wind down and get into festive party mode.
Not that this is a bad thing, no, not at all ! We all need rest and recreation. But, do make sure that you also make the most of this time for another vitally important activity - ... Views:1055
At 211 degrees, water is hot.
At 212 degrees, it boils.
And with boiling water, comes steam.
And with steam, you can power a train.
One degree. Applying one extra degree of temperature to water means the
difference between something that is simply very hot and something that
generates ... Views:1118
Another year is upon us and if you are like most people you have hit the floor running without planning a clear objective for the upcoming year. However, top performing sales people make the time to establish clear targets. Setting goals is not a complicated process nor does it take a lot of ... Views:455
I like to think that as a professional psychotherapist & coach, the space in which I work in my office is a smaller reflection of our much larger culture here in the USA.
Let me explain. Our culture is constantly on the move towards faster, more convenient ways of doing things. I'm caught ... Views:672
A recent study of a group of people over the age of 100 queried the participants as to what they might do differently if they had their lives to live over again. Amidst a number of varied answers, three emerged as common to most, and certainly unveil a universal perspective:
Number one: I ... Views:470
Click here for instant download access to the learning and study skills program that will change your life.
Is essential information your enemy or ally? A recent Xerox™ study determined that you must read at least 1,000,000 words per week just to stay abreast of new information. Think about ... Views:655
We are ALWAYS at CHOICE. Sounds simple. For many things, this is an easy and empowering concept to embrace. Someone asks you out to dinner. Do you really want to go? You decide "yes" or "no". You're at choice. Someone asks you to do something you DON'T want to do. Again, you're at choice..."yes" ... Views:2283
Create Your Own Big BANG Effect in 2004!
By Gary Ryan Blair
Click here to listen to an audio presentation of this newsletter.
Are you ready to get your ticket punched in 2004? Are you seriously ready to make a sudden, courageous, and monumental change, change on a grand scale that will ... Views:403
Create a Personal Strategic Plan!
by Gary Ryan Blair
Success is not an accident. It begins with a well-conceived plan. You can and will achieve more in the next year than you have in the past ten with a disciplined Personal Strategic Plan.
Personal strategic planning is a disciplined thought ... Views:351
During this holiday season if you find yourself facing difficulties in regard to your business, or possibly struggling to meet financial obligations, perhaps the challenge is giving you an opportunity to develop emotional strength. While most individuals perceive success as something tangible, ... Views:639
As a healthy business owner or independent professional,how do you end your year? Well, I tell my clients tostop working. That's right, stop working. The kind of workI'm talking about is the work of getting new business.There is no new business in the dark days of winter,just the clean up of old ... Views:531
Q. "I hate my job. I'm considering starting a business…and I really want to move to a warmer climate. Arizona sounds good! But it's the holiday season. I'll start the process on New Year's Day."
A. The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas often gets dismissed as dead time. It's a happy, ... Views:591
I have a white cat named Frankie that thinks he's a dog. He walks around the block with me like a dog. He eats dog food. And when I clap my hands and say, "come on boy" he comes running. Amazingly when dogs come up to him he doesn't run away. And strangely enough dogs never chase him. While I ... Views:648
There was a time in most of our lives when we had no fear—that feeling when we jumped from the jungle gym and slammed our little bodies to the ground. Perhaps it was when we went on our first roller coaster, or when we were in high school or college and felt that there was nothing we couldn’t ... Views:433
Build a Relationship with Your Audience. And Deliver a Successful Presentation.
With public speaking, success is determined by your audience, not by you. That means you need to engage your audience - to build a relationship with them - often in less than an hour. You need to focus on ... Views:2020
Work brings together people of different characters and behavior, and this often causes friction, resentment and stress. Sometimes the boss is too demanding, colleagues may be unpleasant, there might be too much work or the working conditions may not be comfortable. The job may be boring, there ... Views:580
As a certified NLP trainer, I am often asked What is NLP? The term NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming and was coined in the early seventies by John Grinder and Richard Bandler. They began their work by studying: Fritz Perls, psychotherapist and originator of the Gestalt ... Views:695
Setting goals is the easy part -- but sticking with them over the long run can be a major challenge! Some people think that motivation requires will-power and dedication. Actually, staying motivated is all about setting up an environment that is conducive to you accomplishing your goals. Here ... Views:626
According to Hale Dwoskin, author of The Sedona Method, our relationship problems stem from need, not love. we are really looking for love in all the wrong places and in all the wrong ways, he says. Love gets mixed up with or covered over by other feelings, and therein lie such problems ... Views:395
What is it about change that makes us uneasy. What is it about the thought of being alone that keeps spouses together when one finds the other cheating? What is it about a new job that keeps people at jobs where they can't advance or will never get ahead? What is it about new challenges ... Views:336
Almost everyone has experienced at least one harrowing event in which they felt they might have died. An automobile accident or near accident, a fall, an illness. A car speeding past them careening off the road while they were walking along. A kitchen towel you were holding just started to ... Views:390
Creating the Best Year of Your Life
by Sopan Greene
At the end of each year, and on their birthdays, many people take time to reflect and look ahead. If you're one of these people, or if you would like to start getting the benefits from a little self ... Views:500
The tiny dogwood sapling was only a twig when my motherplanted it years ago. At age four, with a red wagon andbucket, I was happy to carry water to anything thatgrew, even to the full grown, flowering apple trees inmy grandfather's orchard.
Thrilled with the promise of a flowering dogwood, ... Views:405
"The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit." - Mark Twain
Many motivational experts like to say that leaders are made, not born. I would argue the exact opposite. I believe we are ... Views:1964
Was there anyone in your life that you cared for, looked up to,were
related to or just "thought" you had a good relationship with that no matter
what dream or goals you had in mind, they would squash it? Or say that you
could never make it? I have, and it is one of the most painful emotions ... Views:743
What if I placed ONE BILLION dollars in your bank account today! That means, at just ten percent interest, you would have to spend $270,000 dollars each day just to spend the interest - for the rest of your life, not even touching the one billion dollars! With this in mind, please answer the ... Views:1012