What have you got to lose by reading one more self improvement article?

 

Hello there,

SO…….

There are a variety of self improvement articles available nowadays.
You may be thinking that this is one of those, obviously.                       What have you got to lose by reading one more self improvement article?

When you came to 40-year stage in your life, you will suddenly realize many things.
You get to ask yourself questions.
How will it be when I get to the end of my life?
How do I feel about the life I lived?

Then someone gave you some self improvement articles while telling you that it is not yet too late.
Does that mean anything to you?

You bet it does.
The feeling of anxiety that will come next is just normal.
Then you will feel confused because life had felt so good.
You were happy, had a successful marriage, two wonderful kids, and a job you reasonably enjoyed.

What was my problem?

It was your class ceiling.
The “practical” and fear-based side that had convinced you all along that your passion and dreams had died.

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Here are top ten shifts in perspective that can help you move your life to the next level.
This self improvement article will assist you in breaking through your own glass ceiling to create the life you really want.

  1. Give yourself permission to dream.

You probably had no problem dreaming as a kid.
What happened to your ability to imagine and dream about what you want and who you want to be?
When was the last time you caught yourself daydreaming and appreciated it?

  1. Stop looking outside yourself for happiness.

Look inside.
Increase your self-awareness.
Get curious about who you are at the core.
Cultivate and nurture a relationship with yourself.

  1. Cover the basics.

Take the time to address your personal needs.
How can you focus on thriving in your life if you are in survival mode?
Set up that meeting with a financial advisor, get your space organized, clean up the details that are wasting your energy.

  1. Embrace your past and move on.

Shift from “why it happened” to what I want to do about it now.
Asking “why” is not a very empowering question.
Asking what or how I want to proceed can be much more powerful and produce forward movement.

  1. Remember that you are not alone.

It is easy to feel overwhelmed with life.
Seek support.
Read more self improvement articles.
They might help you figure about some things that are confusing you.

  1. Remember gratitude.

Count your blessings.
What is working right in you life?
Make a list.
Set aside a bit of time everyday to acknowledge what or who you are grateful for.
The more you practice gratitude, the more you attract into your life things to be grateful for.

  1. Court your passion.

You still have your passions though it has been a while since you may have felt it flow.
When are you the most alive and joyful in your life?
Who do you most admire and what do they inspire in you?

  1. Take action and take a risk.

All the inspiration in the world is not enough to make you move your life to the next level.
It takes inspired action to do that.

  1. Keep breathing.

You probably forget to take deep full breaths.
We have all learned to constrict our breathing in response to stress.
According to many self improvement articles, we not only need oxygen to stay alive, we need oxygen to give us energy and keep us healthy.
Right now take 5 deep, full breaths.

  1. Have fun.

Call a friend, take a bubble bath, take yourself cinema or schedule a whole day out in nature.
Put on some great music and dance till you drop.

 
And you thought this was just one of those self improvement articles.

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5 Easy Ways to Lift the Spirit

Are you having stress? Feeling lost? Feeling Anxiety?                                 What to do?                                                                                                   Here are 5 Easy Ways to Lift the Spirit.

Luckily for me there’s always been that curiosity
of what’s out there in the alternative world
including the alternative therapies.
I’ve tried many of them over the years and will continue to
do so, all in the hope I can make things better
for my body, mind and spirit.
And it has.
I’m aware that what may work for me may not work
for someone else, so the message is to keep trying
until you find something that will suit your
needs.

Many times I’ve been told they’ve tried
everything.
What is everything?
What it actually boiled down to you could count on one hand.
It’s worthwhile to keep searching, you may find that
your world expands in a most amazing way by the
making of new friendships (I have) and picking up
useful skills for your ‘self-healing’ tool-kit.

So what do I do when I’ve reached a cross-road and
need some direction or could do with some healing?

5 Easy Ways to Lift the Spirit 
Below I’ve listed 5 basic points that have helped
to lift my spirit and with practice will also help
yours:

1.            Meditation!  Meditation is one of the greatest
self healing tools available and costs nothing
except a little of your time!  There are many
meditation techniques out there, find one that
suits you and begin.

By putting some meditation music on and spending
time in quiet contemplation it can soothe your
soul and reconnect you with the highest aspect of
yourself.

2.            Aromatherapy and Essential Oils.

Rebalance and rejuvenate your spirit through
blending a selection of essential oils together in
an aromatherapy oil burner.  I’ve found the
following blend works extremely well when there’s
a need for nurturing, support and healing:

Approximately an hour before retiring to bed place
a few drops of the following in an aromatherapy
oil burner with some water (for safety’s sake,
extinguish the flame before lights are turned off
for the night):

4 drops Jasmine

4 drops Rose

4 drops Neroli

3 drops Lavender

3 drops Bergamot

The smell divine!  I use this one every now and
again and not only sleep like a baby but anxiety
and stress disappears, and feels like the weight
of the world has lifted from my shoulders by the
following morning!  (If you have a small bedroom
you might like to half the amount of drops)

3.            Breathe!  Stand with feet a shoulder-length
apart.  Take 3 slow and deep breaths using the
diaphragm muscles.  Breathe in through the nose,
and breathe out through slightly parted lips.  As
you do these imagine you’re inhaling your personal
power, filling every cell in your body, from your
diaphragm up to the top of your head.

Be your personal power and notice how much taller,
straighter and stronger you become.  Repeat the
steps above.

4.            Be in the Present Moment.  Take a few deep
breaths and focus totally on this moment, right
now.

If you’re reading a book or magazine, or even this
article, totally focus on the words and take in
their meaning.  There is only you and this article
now in the present moment.

If you’re in the workplace, focus totally on the
task at hand, and only this task, and what you
must do in order to complete it.  Nothing else
matters except you and the task at hand.

5.            Set an intention.  When I’m on the lookout for
something new and useful for me, I set my
intention on what it is I’m after.

For example, I may want to find a book that will
give me answers in regards to directing me to
another healing modality or skill.  I then
meditate on this intention, give it a timeframe
then open my heart to it.  Lo and behold I will
have a book in my hand in no time at all!  I love
the power of intention – I also use intention for
getting a parking space when I go shopping!

These days I rarely get sick and when I do and
have a medical checkup, doctors tell me I’m
actually very healthy (surely they can find
something so I can get some sympathy around here!)
which also includes blood test results.

I still do sadness and unhappiness well (I’m still
human) though neither lasts long whereas in the
past it would last many days sometimes weeks.
What lasts much longer is a peaceful state.

When using the 5 points above, my spirit lifts and
life once again becomes more peaceful and joyful.

I hope you enjoy this 5 Easy Ways to Lift the Spirit.

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Hope you are ready to take massive action for yourself towards success and May God Bless You always 🙂

Have a great day ahead.

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Why Success Stories Often Begin With Failure?

Success Stories Often Begin With Failure.

Hope you are feeling in need of a motivation boost!

So here it goes 🙂

Why the Best Success Stories Often Begin With Failure

 

Successful people are great storytellers.

But Success Stories Often Begin With Failure

Do you agree?

They have perfected the art of persuasion.

 

They can frame strong arguments and voice them clearly and concisely.

These storytellers are often pros at sharing their success stories.

If you ask one of these people to tell you about themselves they will dive into a script

of their many successes throughout their life while cruising through their resume.

Many of us are these people.

How many times have you rattled off your well-rehearsed story of your life to someone else with pride?

You’ve perfected this story and framed it to be grand and impressive.

 

Every now and then a storyteller may share a hardship they faced in their story but then explain how they overcame it and reached eventual success.

 

But never does one go through the many things that went wrong.

 

But what I think is that the best success stories are often begin with failures.

For instance, the famous people that you know of downs not always start from success but instead they build them from failure .

Just check out their stories of failure.

  1. Bill Gates watched his first company crumble.

Bill Gates is now one of the world’s wealthiest individuals, but he didn’t earn his fortune in a straight line to success. Gates entered the entrepreneurial scene with a company called Traf-O-Data, which aimed to process and analyze the data from traffic tapes (think of it like an early version of big data).

 

He tried to sell the idea alongside his business partner, Paul Allen, but the product barely even worked. It was a complete disaster. However, the failure did not hold Gates back from exploring new opportunities, and a few years later, he created his first Microsoft product, and forged a new path to success.

 

  1. Henry Ford: While Ford is today known for his innovative assembly line and American-made cars, he wasn’t an instant success. In fact, his early businesses failed and left him broke five time before he founded the successful Ford Motor Company.

 

  1. Walt Disney: Today Disney rakes in billions from merchandise, movies and theme parks around the world, but Walt Disney himself had a bit of a rough start. He was fired by a newspaper editor because, “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” After that, Disney started a number of businesses that didn’t last too long and ended with bankruptcy and failure. He kept plugging along, however, and eventually found a recipe for success that worked.

Scientists and Thinkers

 

These people are often regarded as some of the greatest minds of our century, but they often had to face great obstacles, the ridicule of their peers and the animosity of society.

 

“There is nothing like knowing you have a real opportunity to affect the future in a positive way.”

Tisha Johnson

 

That’s right, you do not quit is the key to success.

 

Only YOU and you yourself is able to find the right path to success.

 

I do have a video to feed you some motivation and this video is so very powerful!

While I was watching, I couldn’t help think that

 

“This Stuff Should Be Taught To Every Single Child”

Please take a few minutes to watch this.

 

You will be happy that you did. Enjoy!

 

Once again I hope you enjoyed this article about Success Stories Often Begin With Failure 🙂

 

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10 Awesome Hacks To Optimize Your Life

How to Break the Cycle of Postponing Your Dreams


How to Break the Cycle of Postponing Your Dreams?

Do you have a dream, but keep postponing it because you feel trapped by the responsibilities of life?

Want to be a writer, work from home, own your own business?

First, we will examine how your dream got deferred.

Then, we will outline definitive steps to get you back on track.

“How did I get to this point in my life?”

Many of us look back and realize if we had it to do again, we would do some things differently.

As a Consultant of a staffing agency for the past 3 years, I have developed a theory.

In my opinion, many people “fall” into a job.

Most accept the first decent paying position out of school.

If it’s not something they’re particularly crazy about, they’ll take this until they figure out what it is they really want to do.

Usually, the demanding responsibilities of rent, student loans, credit cards, etc. take over, making it hard to focus on what they really want to do.

After 3, 5, 7 years in a field, it becomes more difficult to move into a different area because it often means a salary cut.

At this point, however, a salary cut is often out of the question because of the above-mentioned responsibilities.

It evolves into a vicious cycle.

So,how to Break the Cycle of Postponing Your Dreams?

The guidelines outlined below will put you well on your way to achieving your dreams.

Some of this advice will fly in the face of what you have been told all your life.

It’s up to you to decide if your dream is important enough to accept it.

Here is, How to Break the Cycle of Postponing Your Dreams

  1. Make your dream one of your top three priorities.

The mistake many make is putting their dreams on the back burner, eg, “I’ll focus on “That”, when the kids graduate from high school, when I pay off that student loan, once I get that promotion, etc.”

There will always be something that can get in the way, if you let it.

If you really want to be a writer, work from home, own your own business, travel more, whatever it is, you have to make it a priority.

Otherwise it will always remain just that, a dream.

  1. Manage debt. Massive debt limits the ability to make life changes.

Most people are forced into having to make a certain salary because they’ve become accustomed to a certain lifestyle.

Let’s face it, most of us work to live.

Our lives dictate to us, not the other way around.

Look at all the pressing demands in your life.

Outside of keeping a roof over your head, putting food on the table, saving for retirement and health insurance, how many obligations can you cut back on?

I personally do not believe that parents owe children an education.

It’s nice if you can help out, but you don’t have to outright pay for it.

Cut back on the college fund, outright buy a car instead of making payments, eat out less, and really, how many white shirts does one need – cut the shopping.

I live in Singapore, one of the most expensive cities in the world.

Yet, in the last 3 years, I’ve managed to build 1 business, work from home and basically plan my days to suit my needs, instead of having them planned for me.

I guarantee you, if you start making your dream one of your main priorities, you’d be amazed at how what you can do to achieve it.

  1. Invest and save: Start a dream fund.

Securing your dream is not about how much you make, but how much you save.

If you want to work from home, start planning and saving for it now.

Most wait until they are so fed up with a current situation that they find themselves doing something drastic out of sheer frustration.

You will have a much better chance at success if you slowly and carefully start to plan months or years in advance. This will give you a chance to start freelancing and pick up clients while you are working full-time; pay down debts, save more aggressively, buy needed equipment, etc.

Starting early has another benefit as well.

You will become calmer inside because you are doing something toward your dream. This will make your current situation more tolerable.

In almost any given situation, taking positive action almost always makes you feel better.

So, although you may not be able to live your dream right away, taking these steps will allow you to start realizing it today! Once again, How do you break the cycle. This is how you do it.

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The Amazing You

Life Sucks Right .. Not really .. Here are some easy Changes.You just need to realize the Amazing You.

 Well…let me break it down for you.

Do you feel like you are always talking yourself out of success?  As soon as you start to set goals for yourself, do you suddenly have nagging thoughts about how you aren’t up to the task or how you simply aren’t qualified to carry it through?

If you have ever experienced either situation, you need to change the way you respond to your inner dialogue.  Instead of obeying your negative commands, you can use positive self-talk to counter the negativity and overcome nearly all anxious thoughts.

Easy way to explain this in one word ..HAPPINESS

HAPPINESS is the key.

You need to be happy in order to be positive.

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful”- Albert Schweitzer

In order to be happy though you need to find out how amazing you are.

Yes .. you need to accept and embrace that you are amazing as a human being.

Well you might be thinking, this is easy said than done. How am I going to turn my life around?

 What you need to do is setting goals and sticking to them with Positive Self-Talk.

 For example, are you initially filled with excitement when you first set goals for yourself? Are these thoughts then followed by self-doubt and self-defeating thoughts that stop you in your tracks before you even get started?

It can be difficult to make the most of your life when you are constantly talking yourself out of being a success.  It can be frustrating and discouraging to have these thoughts constantly plaguing you. Many of us, in fact, don’t even realize we have them! All we know is that we don’t have the confidence to stick to our plans and reach our goals.

But there’s another way!

Positive self-talk is an effective way to set goals and ensure that you stick to them, even if you have never been able to do this before.  The way this works is that you decide what goal is important to you, and then you plan the way of how you are going to attain this goal.  When self-doubt starts kicking in, you will respond with affirmations that prove your success without surrendering to the negative pressure. Since you’re reading this article, it’s clear that you’re no quitter and you’re certainly not a failure, so start believing in yourself!

Re-Programming Your Mind

Affirmations are essentially positive statements that re-program your mind for the positive. The moment you have a self-defeating thought you’d be able to counter the negative with a motivating statement. An example of a positive affirmation is: “I am worthy of great success,” or “I see myself in the winner’s circle.”  What this does is replace negativity with thoughts that will help you move toward your goals instead of further away from them.

Smile to yourself on the mirror. The more you smile the more you feel happy about yourself. It’s a chemistry all of us have. Look at yourself and discover the amazing you

the amazing you

Besides positive self-talk is easier to implement than you might think. You may not be aware of the severity of the negative dialogue currently within your mind. However, once you begin with positive self-talk, you will suddenly realize that you are self-sabotaging the goals you set for yourself from the minute that you make them. This process can open your eyes to exactly how much this inner conversation has been interfering with your life. You’ll feel hopeful that you can now set goals and surpass them.

Through positive self-talk you will be able easily set long and short-term goals for yourself. And when you use affirmations, you’ll have accessible tools to help you push yourself further than ever before. Learning to quiet negativity with positive thoughts is a great move toward setting and attaining future goals with ease.

Furthermore, I did some digging and found out a research by Marion Neubronner and her very captivating video about self improvement invention based on research of a Harvard Trained Psychologist. The video I would highly recommend you to check it out is The Amazing You.

This might fast forward your life towards reaching your success.

Do check it out – (highly recommended) The Amazing You.

“The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.”- Brian Tracy

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