So, really… How Happy Are You? They say that Money can`t buy happiness and it`s true… actually happiness can come quickly if you get in alignment with what makes someone happy. The principles described here can be really powerful and easy to put in practice. I`m sure that many of them are already part of your lifestyle because… let`s face it… you`re here on this blog because you`re an awesome, motivated, optimist person!
The Law of Attraction is many times like a jigsaw puzzle. It can take some time to put the pieces together and sometimes with a bit of struggle but eventually you will see the whole picture. We want to help you increase your awareness of this great and powerful Law of The Universe and illustrate the most important things you need to know about The Law of Attraction and making it work in your life!
It`s enjoyable to read and you can save it somewhere and look at it as often as possible!
It`s enjoyable to read and you can save it somewhere and look at it as often as possible!
You have the greatest power in the universe inside! It`s just a matter of learning how to unleash it!Some of these exercises might be more effective and joyful for you than others. Take the time to go through them and feel which ones resonate better with your personality! Experimentation is part of developing your intuition. Use those exercises that you enjoy and feel free to change others to fit your needs. If you want to enhance your learning, you may also wish to keep an Intuition Journal.
A journal will help you keep a record of key events and any synchronicities you might experience. A journal can also help you monitor and evaluate yoo intuition as you learn what exercises and habits work well for you. Take 3 deep breaths. Enjoy!
A journal will help you keep a record of key events and any synchronicities you might experience. A journal can also help you monitor and evaluate yoo intuition as you learn what exercises and habits work well for you.
Take 3 deep breaths.
Looking for something that will stir up your emotions a bit today and give you some hope for a better world? The House Specialty is an Inspirational Thai Video Commercial done by the company True Move .
Its main subject revolves around the idea of Unconditional Love, Unconditional Giving and the power of communication. In a nutshell and without spoiling the video it`s about how a good deed that is done today can come back to you thirty years later when your life is on the line. Makes us think a lot about Karma and how that works! This video has been going around the world virally, getting over 10,000,000 views on YouTube alone in a matter of a few weeks. Hope you Enjoy it!
Its main subject revolves around the idea of Unconditional Love, Unconditional Giving and the power of communication.
In a nutshell and without spoiling the video it`s about how a good deed that is done today can come back to you thirty years later when your life is on the line. Makes us think a lot about Karma and how that works!
This video has been going around the world virally, getting over 10,000,000 views on YouTube alone in a matter of a few weeks.
Hope you Enjoy it!
Did you know that there`s an ancient Japanese technique which has been proven more efficient than any antianxiety or antidepressant! The best part is that it only takes you 5 minutes to learn and practice it! You can use this practice even at the office when you feel a bit overstressed.
The name of the practice is Jin Shin Jyusu. No special equipment is required. All you need are your own two hands. Jin Shin Jyusu is a way of accessing the body’s own capacity to heal itself by harmonizing and balancing itself. It was brought from Japan to North America in the 1950s by Mary Burmeister, a Japanese-American who had been studying there with the originator Jiro Murai.
Traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine is based on a different geography of the body than Western medicine. An invisible circulatory system made up of pathways called meridians carries life energy (chi or lei) to every part of the body. When these pathways are disrupted or blocked, the ciruclation of life energy is compromised and health problems and/or pain occur.
Many energy pathways run through the fingers. When we harmonize the fingers, we can begin to harmonize the entire ciruclation of life energy in our bodies. The finger holds are very easy. All you need to do is hold a finger on the left or right hand with the other hand. It’s a way to instantly feel more relaxed and at peace.
1. Hold your THUMB for a few minutes with your other hand to eliminate WORRY and DEPRESSION.
also helps with: digestion, stress, tension in head, shoulders and lungs.
2. Hold your INDEX FINGER to eliminate FEAR and SELF-CRITICISM.
also helps with: jaw, teeth, gums, constipation/digestion, bursitis/tennis elbow, backaches.
3. Hold your MIDDLE FINGER to eliminate ANGER and IRRITABILITY.
also helps with: general fatique, eyes/vision, nursing mothers, headache in front of head, indecision.
4. Hold your RING FINGER to eliminate SADNESS and GRIEF.
also helps with: respiratory functions incl. asthma, skin conditions, ringing in the ear, excessive mucus, negative attitude.
5. Hold your LITTLE FINGER to eliminate ANXIETY.
also helps with: heart conditions, bloating.
The more often you hold a finger, the more effective it will be.
There is no doubt; we are a society of sleep-deprived citizens. In fact, according to a recent Gallup report, a whopping 41% of Americans aren’t getting the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep per night.By now you’ve surely heard that proper sleep affects all aspects of our life including mood, decision-making, productivity and even our weight.
Lack of sleep can also affect your physical well-being. Last year, a study was published showing that sleeping less than six hours per night for just one week resulted in changes in 700 genes in the human body.
And while the researchers don’t quite understand the full ramifications of these changes, they have been able to determine that there is an impact on our immune system, stress response and an increase in inflammation.
One contributing factor to our lack of sleep is actually finding effective ways on how to fall asleep. Our over-scheduled, over-worked and over-burdened lives have us hitting the sheets with a lot on our minds. All of the chatter running through our heads has us lying awake in bed wondering why sleep eludes us.
It’s can be difficult to clear the clutter from our minds allowing sleep to come, but according to Dr. Andrew Weil, it can be as easy as breathing. Dr. Weil says that a relaxing breathing exercise can help calm the mind in preparation for sleep. He recommends the 4-7-8 breathing technique as a natural tranquilizer for your body.
How The 4-7-8 Breathing Technique Teaches You How To Fall Asleep
– Make sure your posture is such that you are not restricting your ability for deep breathing.
– Place the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth behind your front teeth. Try to keep it there through the entire breathing sequence, even during the exhale.
– Begin by exhaling completely.
– Inhale through your nose to a count of four.
– Hold your breath for a count of seven.
– Exhale through your mouth to a count of eight.
– Finally, complete the sequence three more times.
– This breathing technique may cause you to feel light-headed at first but becomes a powerful sleep and relaxation aid with practice. It is not only useful at bedtime but is appropriate to use during times of stress and anxiety throughout the day.
So why is this breathing technique a natural tranquilizer? The slowing of your breath, filling your body with oxygen and forcing you to focus on your breath in the moment allows your body to relax enough to welcome sleep. Doing so reduces the stress and anxiety we often feel when we can’t fall asleep.
When we start to worry about what the lack of sleep will do to our day, our breathing goes into panic mode and becomes more shallow. This in turn elevates our heart rate that will move us further away from the sleep we crave. So, breathe it out to get back on track.
While many claim that this breathing technique will help you fall asleep quickly, there are other things you can do to help you prepare for and honor your sleep. It is all about setting the expectation by giving your body notice that sleep is coming so it can physically prepare for it.
More Tips on How to Fall Asleep Faster
Create a sleep only environment. When you keep work, television and other digital devices out of the bedroom, you are sending a signal to your body that your day is done.
Turn down the thermostat. In several sleep studies, it has been shown that people sleep better when their bedroom is on the cooler side.
Write it down. Spend a few minutes before slipping under the covers to write down anything that is lingering in your mind. Writing it down sends the message to the brain that it is okay to let those thoughts go because they are taken care of.
Quiet your space. Eliminate annoying noises from your room. And if you can’t get rid of your snoring partner, try noise-reducing ear plugs.
Create a routine. Do you remember hating having a bedtime routine as a kid? Well, it seems as if our parents knew what they were doing. Going to bed at the same time every night and waking up naturally before your alarm every morning is the best way to honor your sleep. Your body responds well to routine, so give it one.
At the end of the day, there is nothing our body needs more than sleep to reenergize us so we can live our best life every day. We owe it to ourselves to get proper rest and, unfortunately, that doesn’t often happen on its own.
Do yourself a favor and create an environment where sleep is inviting and then use your breathe to bring yourself back into the moment and calm your mind. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. So get to it, a good night’s sleep awaits – sweet dreams!
This is a true story of Josh Adam, a young, intelligent college graduate who found himself unemployed and with huge student debt. Somehow he knew that he`s capable of more and that there`s more to life than this so he kept searching until he met his mentor, a man who has dedicated his life to share the philosophy of success to the world. His name is Brian Tracy and this article holds his key advice to you, if you want more out of life!
Brian Tracy has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 5,000,000 people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 55 other countries worldwide. As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year.
He has studied, researched, written and spoken for 30 years in the fields of economics, history, business, philosophy and psychology. He is the top selling author of over 45 books that have been translated into dozens of languages.
Here is his advice to you!
DO NOT WAIT, the time will never be right
Seven Step Method
- Decide exactly what you want
- Write it down – thinking on paper is critical
- Set a deadline on your goal
- List the steps necessary for achievement
- Organize the list into a plan (priority and sequence, visual layout)
- Take action on your plan immediately
- Do something every day to move closer to that goal
Reasons for procrastination (and their solutions)
- vagueness/confusion around objectives and how and why to accomplish them (write down goals, list specific steps)
- feeling of inadequacy, lack of confidence, inability in key area of task (identify and learn key skills)
- attempting to begin task while fatigued (protect energy level with diet, exercise, regular breaks/vacations)
- important tasks seem large and formidable upon first approach (resolve to do single step or limited time period)
Always Work From a List
Four lists: master list (to capture all ideas), monthly, weekly, daily
- Make a list of every step needed to complete project, organize by priority and sequence
- Just go as far as you can see, and be confident will be able to see farther at that future point
- Make the next daily/weekly/monthly list at the end of the previous day/week/month
- Transfer items from Master -> Monthly -> Weekly -> Daily
- When a new task comes up, add to list before doing it
- Tick off items as you complete them
Place letter next to each item
- A: task you must complete, very important, major positive/negative consequences (rank many A items with A-1, etc.)
- B: task you should complete, mild consequences
- C: task is optional, would like to do but no consequences attached
- D: task can be delegated, do so ASAP
- E: task can be eliminated without any real difference
Never do a B task when an A task is left incomplete
Begin Immediately and Persist Until the Task is Complete
- Once you know the highest-value task, everything else is a relative waste of time
- Take action on the most important task first thing every morning
- Once you start, keep working to full completion (task switching costs are a major time sink)
- Notice if you are becoming distracted by conversation or low-value activity
- Most identifiable sign of high-performing people is action-orientation, they are in a hurry to complete key tasks
- Urgency will generate action instead of discussion: focusing on specific steps, concentrating on results
Tricks to Get Started
- It is easier to commit to doing a small piece of work, and momentum often keeps us working beyond the initial steps
- Divide large/complex projects into distinct smaller steps, and resolve to do one of them
- Resolve to work for a specific short time period, as little as 5-10 minutes (even shorter works too)
- Imagine you have to leave town tomorrow, what absolutely must be done before you go?
- Set deadlines (and sub-deadlines as appropriate) for every task and activity
- Determine how many minutes/hours each task will require, add a 20% buffer, then make it into a game to beat your own estimates
Create Blocks of Time
- Set aside 30/60/90 minute blocks for important tasks
- Getting up early and working for hours before going to work is a key productivity habit
- Time planner on day/hour/minute level enables you to see and consolidate blocks of time
- Plan your day in advance and schedule fixed time periods for particular activities (e.g. sales calls 10-11 AM)
- During these work times, turn off electronic communication, eliminate any distractions, work nonstop
- Use transition periods (“gifts of time”) to complete small steps in larger tasks
- If you fly often, plane rides are a great unbroken block of time, plan your work for the entire duration
Review your goals and performance at the end of every day/week/month
Three Questions for Maximum Productivity
- What are my highest value activities? (Think to yourself, then ask others)
- What can I and only I do that if done well will make a real difference?
- What is the most valuable use of my time right now?
The more accurate your answers are to these questions, the easier it will be to set priorities and do the most valuable task (epistemic rationality!)
Apply 80/20 Rule to Everything
- Law of Forced Efficiency: There is never enough time to do everything, but there is enough time to do the most important things
- A handful of your tasks are likely much more valuable than any of the others
- You get your time and life under control only insofar as you discontinue low-value activities
- If you want to add something new, you must complete or discontinue something old
- Completing high-value tasks is more satisfying
- Continually review responsibilities to identify tasks which can be delegated/eliminated without loss
The most powerful word is “no”
- Say no to anything not a clear high-value use of time
- Say it clearly so that there are no miscommunications
- Say it regularly as part of your time-management strategy
- Say it early and often!
Question to Ask: “If I were not doing this already, knowing what I know now, would I start doing it again today?”
Improve Rate-Limiting Steps
- There is always a rate-limiting step in every task
- Identify that choke point, and make a single-minded effort to weaken that constraint
- 80% of the limiting factors exist internally within you or your organization
- Take an honest look at self and company, accept responsibility for your life and look to yourself for both the cause and cure of the problem
- Accurate identification of the limiting factor can bring about huge progress quickly, otherwise you solve the wrong problem (epistemic rationality!)
- The key constraint may be small and not entirely obvious, make a list of every step in a process
- Behind every rate-limiting step is another one, so target the next one and alleviate that as quickly as possible
- What is holding you back?
- What sets the speed at which you achieve your goals?
- What determines how fast you move from here to there?
- What holds you back from doing the most important tasks?
- Why haven’t you already achieved your goal?
- Clear everything off your desk until only the task at hand is in front of you
- Have everything you need to complete task in hand before you begin
- Make your work area comfortable, attractive, and conducive to working long periods
- Once you complete preparations, begin working immediately
- Assume the body language of high-performance: sit up straight, sit forward away from back of chair
- DO NOT check voicemail/e-mail first thing in the morning
- Tech is your friend, there to increase speed/efficiency/accuracy of information transfer, but can be addictive
- Just because someone sends you an e-mail does not mean you have an obligation to respond (if the e-mail is important enough, the sender will resend)
- Delete 80% of e-mails unread immediately. Only 20% of those remaining are urgent, put the rest in a file to respond later
- Create zones of silence in your life where no one or nothing can reach you
- Maintain inner calm by pausing on a regular basis to listen to the silence
Identifying Your Strengths
What Are Your Unique Talents?
Do what you love to do, and do it well!
- What gets you the most compliments/praise?
- What affects the performance of other people the most?
Ask yourself these questions:
- What am I really good at?
- What do I enjoy the most about my work?
- What has been the most responsible for my success?
- If I could do any job at all, what would it be?
- If I won the lottery, what work would I choose to do?
Rule of Three
Three core tasks provide most of your value, focus on optimizing those
In thirty seconds, write down your three most important goals in life right now
- Giving people longer rarely results in different answers
- In most cases people have a financial/career goal, a personal relationship goal, and a health/fitness goal.
Expand to three most important goals in:
- Personal/professional development
- Biggest problems or concerns in life
Key Result Areas
Your work can usually be broken down into 5-7 key result areas (KRA), where you are completely responsible
- Make a list of important output responsibilities, tasks which feed into others
- Determine key result areas and grade yourself on 1-10 scale
- Your performance is only as strong as your weakest KRA
- We tend to avoid jobs where we performed poorly in the past
- Refuse to rationalize/justify/defend weakness, instead identify clearly, and make a plan to improve
Big Seven in management: planning, organization, staffing, delegating, supervising, measuring, reporting
Big Seven in sales: prospecting, building rapport and trust, identifying needs, presenting persuasively, answering objections, closing the sale, getting resales and referrals
Question to Ask: “What one skill would have the greatest positive impact on my life?” (ask others as well)
- Identify the most important things you do, and make a plan to continually upgrade those skills
- You can learn any skills necessary to be more productive/effective
Three Steps to Mastery:
- Read in your field at least one hour/day
- Take every course/seminar available on key skills
- Listen to audio during downtime
3 D’s of New Habit Formation
- Decision to learn new habit
- Discipline to practice
- Determination to persist until habit is encoded
- To perform at your best, you need to be in a good mood!
- Level of self-esteem is critically important for motivation and persistence
- The way you interpret things determines how you feel
- Resolve to become an optimist
Four Behaviors of Optimists:
- Look for the good in every situation
- Seek the valuable lesson in setback/difficulty
- Look for the solution to every problem (vs. blame/complain)
- Think and talk continually about your goals
The biggest enemies are fear of failure/rejection and accompanying doubts
- The way to overcome fear is to do precisely that thing
- Act as if you already had the courage and behave accordingly
State maxims to yourself on a regular schedule, to internalize positive beliefs
- Imagine being your future awesome self, self-image has a powerful effect on behavior
- Visualize how the world would look with your goals completed
Generate Intrinsic Motivation
- See yourself as role model for others
- Set higher standards for yourself than others set for you
- Make it into a game!
Energy Level is CRITICALLY IMPORTANT for Motivation
- Utilize the specific time of the day when you are at your best for top-priority tasks
- Sometimes your best use of time is indeed to quit early and get a lot of sleep
- Take one full day off every week: no work or electronic communication or anything taxing. Instead do activities which replenish you
- Take regular vacations every year, both weekends and 1-2 week breaks
Big three for energy level:
- What am I doing physically that I should do more of?
- What am I doing that I should do less of?
- What am I not doing that I should start doing to maximize performance?
- What am I doing that affects my health should I stop doing entirely?
Work/life balance is not optional
- Time management is a means to an end: freeing up time to do the things you love
- The more in-person time you spend with loved ones, the happier you will be
- What matters is quality of time at work and quantity of time in rest of life
- When you work, work – wasted work time comes out of personal life
You are shaping yourself into a new, superior human being. Be an ascending spiral of personal effectiveness.
They say that Affirmations or “Mantras” from the old Hindu Traditions are a quick and sure way to improve your habits and behavior and remove some of those subconscious blocks or negative ideas that might be holding you back! Here`s another great infographic that can help you take your level of business or life success to the next level!
It`s always a good idea to take notes or journal any thoughts that might come to your mind when reading them.
Why should I listen to Tony Robbins You Ask? Well… for the past three decades, Anthony Robbins has served as an advisor to leaders around the world. A recognized authority on the psychology of leadership, negotiations, organizational turnaround, and peak performance, he has been honored consistently for his strategic intellect and humanitarian endeavors.
Hope You Enjoyed!
Most people go to bed on Sunday evening feeling dreaful about Mondays. Did you know that the way you set your mindset for the week will determine how successful that week will be for you? Here`s another great infographic that can help you take your level of business or life success to the next level!It`s always a good idea to take notes or journal any thoughts that might come to your mind when reading them.