Do This 1 Thing to Improve Your Circumstances

If you want it then learn to speak the language as if you already have it. Speak positively about and to your situation. Bless it with words of I have until you do!

Begin to become more aware of the words, phrases, and sentences you use when discussing situations in your life. If you wan to transform your financial situations speak and think in terms of increase, abundance, riches, maximums, expansion, growth, opulence, prosperity, wealth, and unlimited opportunity.

Not only do your words reveal the way you think, but they also affect the way you think. If 2018 is going to be your year, then align your thoughts and spoken word to reflect it as if you already have it.

This Year Will Be My Year! Will it?!?

Every year we get excited about the new year and declare “This will be my year!”.  We set our goals and/or resolutions and go forth with the attitude this year won’t be like the last.  Whether it be I’m going to finally get my house in order, set my finances straight, ditch the toxic ex, buy a new home, make more money, lose weight….you name it.

We all know how the story goes..we’re on fire from the last week of December through about the 3rd week of January with our new found enthusiasm for “our” Year.  Did you find yourself either publicly or privately declaring it again this year?

What will be different?  What will be new?  How will you make the hallmark change to ensure this will be your year?  How will you stay focused?  What’s your plan of action?  Have you discovered the missing ingredient as to why year rolls into the next year pretty much looking the same despite the excitement each new year’s eve that this year will be you  year?

I believe in you and the beauty of your dreams.  And I believe you can make this year be your year!  In order to do that you’ll need to establish the following:

  1. A new pattern of thoughts – you’ll need to change your dominant thoughts to match the conditions required for this year to be your year
  2. A new wave of emotions – you’ll need to set an intention daily to feel the emotions which match the emotions you’ll feel once the conditions required for this year to be your year have materialized
  3. A new connection to the world – you’ll need a new world view which aligns with the conditions required for this year to be your year
  4. A new belief in yourself – you’ll need a new belief in yourself which matches you being the person you need to become in order to yield the conditions required for this year to be your year

 

Old ways won’t open new doors.  Therefore, in order for this year to be your year, it’s out with the old and in with the new.  Out with the old pattern of thoughts, old wave of emotions, old connection to the world, and the old belief in yourself.  Recondition your mind to create thoughts which turn into reality.

Need help? Click  here to start the journey towards this year being YOUR year! I can have you transform your thoughts into reality.

Happy New Years! ❤ ❤ ❤

7 Must Have Systems to Skip Ahead in Business Success

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If your top goal is to grow a dynamic, efficient, quality-driven business then having well defined systems is non-negotiable.  This applies whether you own a large corporation, small business, or are self-employed, there are 7 must have systems to skip ahead to success in business.  Well defined systems ensure efficiency, productivity, consistency, and predictability.  Bottom line is well defined systems produce predictable results.

The following seven must have systems will put you in the express lane to reaching your business goals:

  1. System for Learning – The more you know the more you grow. Many studies have shown there is a direct correlation between knowledge and income.  Skill development is essential to stay on the cutting edge and keeping your business fresh and viable.Be sure to include time in your day to acquire knowledge and master skills needed to leverage and position your business for leading edge success.

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  2. System for Growth and Expansion – If your business is not growing then it’s dying.  The most successful people in business have a system to ensure they are constantly growing and expanding.One part of this system should include target market identification.  Which target market is being overlooked by your product and/or services? Know your numbers.

    Pay attention to your effort-to-results ratio.  How much effort keeps you stable versus yields you growth and expansion?  In other words if you’re in sales, do you know how much effort maintains your current income versus giving you a pay increase?

    Is your system reproducible? One surefire way to growth and expansion is to cultivate a system where others can attain the same level of success. This is the number one aspect that most over looked in the direct sales industry.  When you recruit, gift them with a system to grow and expand their business.

  3. System for Organization – Having effective organization ensures efficiency and productive use of resources.  One factor to include for this system is follow-up.  Will you use a paper planner, electronic planner, a tickler file?How will you track items that require follow-up and remind yourself to do it?  Many people either lose income opportunities, increase expenses, and/or client’s respect due to a poor follow-up system.

    Do you have business hours? Do you have a strategy to push yourself through unpleasant tasks? If you have products do you have a system for tracking your inventory? Do you have documentation for your business processes?

    Do you have a plan for how you will apply your time during your business hours?  Have you identified which actions are income producing versus non-income producing?  Do you have the right ratio for your time investment to ensure you’re using your time in such a way to give you the biggest bang for your buck?  Busy does not equal productive.

    Success has a look.  Is your work environment organized and clutter free?  Does it speak to success to you? If self-employed or home-based business owner, do you dress for success during your business hours?

  4. System for Branding – What’s your WOW factor? Businesses with strong brand identifies launch “wow” rockets into the success zone.  What’s your message behind the business? What experience/feeling are you attempting to get your prospective clients to buy into?Do you have an elevator speech?  Can you express your idea or image of your specific product or service that consumers connect can with in the time it takes to ride from the bottom to the top floor of an elevator?

    Do you practice it often?  Have you identified ways to include in your conversations seamlessly?  When I was in direct sales, there was a saying your business is open when your mouth is open.  Make a goal daily of how many people you will share your elevator speech with and perfect it.

  5. System for Compensation – How much of your income will you use to compensate yourself?  Your employees? How much will you invest to inspire and reward right performance and behavior for yourself and your team? Remember there are non-monetary ways to compensate yourself, your team, and your loyal clients; be creative.
  6. System for Motivation – This one is HUGE! The failure to do things to the finish is the number one reason for failure in business.  How will you stay motivate to ensure you finish what you start?The next top reason for failure is fear of rejection. How will you stay motivated to keep going in the face of rejection? Being sensitive to rejection can leave many of people crippled in their business endeavor.  In order to be successful, one must learn to keep rejection impersonal. Remember every no moves you closer to the yes.  And the next person knows nothing about the previous rejection.  Keep going.

    Last but not least, just like we have starters but not finishers, we have people who simply allow fear to paralyze them and they never get started.  Have a system to get you to take action and to fall in love with the process.  Remember focus on the actions and the results will come.

  7. System for Charity – How will you give back to your community?  There are so many benefits to charitable giving such as positive branding, gaining customer support, connection and networking, free publicity, and a good feeling.   Mahatma Ghandi said it best…“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” And as the timeless book of wisdom proclaims….“Give and it shall be given unto you.”

Lessons from It Works

I read a book last year entitled “It Works” by RHJ.  It was a really good read and I did practice for a few days what was recommended in the book and then fell off the wagon.  While tidying up my room, I came across the book  again.  And was reminded of the lessons I learned from this book.

As many new thought authors, he too promotes the premise “If you KNOW what you WANT you can HAVE IT”.  It’s a very short book and  I found it to be very encouraging and it definitely charged my batteries and help me to be optimistic when I employed the three practices suggested by the author.

We’ve heard it time and time again that if we can train our waking mind (the mind we use each day) also referred to as the objective mind or conscious mind to decide definitely upon the things or conditions we desire, then that’s the first significant step toward getting what we want.

However from my studies we have to train it in such a way that it sends subtle, non-resistant thoughts to our subjective mind or sub-conscious mind to accept and believe it is true and to go to work on our behalf to draw these things to us.  Most authors concur that somehow someway there is an inner part of man that rendezvous with a powerful energy that is capable and willing to orchestrate on our behalf to bring to us every earnest desire of our objective mind.

However, if we only do it occasionally, half-heartedly, and/or oscillate in our thinking then we do not form a perfect connection or communication with this omnipotent powerful energy.  We must earnestly, sincerely, and honestly desire certain conditions or things whether it is mental, physical, or spiritual.

I believe this is the most challenging part to keep our waking minds focused and locked in on the target.  It has such a tendency to vacillate which only serves to water down our intentions to mere wishes and renders this wonderful, capable power impotent to function on our behalf.

If you are earnest about changing your present conditions, here are  some lessons I learned from this book that I encourage you to employ to aid in the actualization of your dreams:

  1. Decide what you want – this sounds much easier than it is.  To me deciding means you’re willing to make it a priority in regards to your attention.  In other words you’re willing to devote the time to focus on what you want in a positive way.  I’ve discovered that I put forth a very distinct effort and energy when I earnestly want something versus a like to have.
  2. Make a list – write a list of the things you desire and prioritize them by order of importance to you.  And commit to reading it morning, noon, and night and give no direct thought as to how it will come to pass.  Instead tune into your intuition so that you will recognize when you’re inspired to act.
  3. Think of it often – throughout your day think often of what it is you desire and engage your imagination to form a picture of the desired outcome.  Most importantly keep it positive and do not allow negative thoughts to creep in.
  4. Keep it private – do not talk to others about your plan.  Keep your plans/desires between you and the great power within you that communicates and connects with the higher omnipotent power.  As mention in lesson 2, this higher power will unfold to your objective mind the method of accomplishment.  The trick is to let it guide you instead of trying to tell it how it must be accomplished.

I don’t know about you but I’m going to do this at least until the end of the month and see what happens.  I like conducting experiments to see what works and what doesn’t.  I think it will be a good companion for my “Be Intentional” challenge this month.  What do you think?  Will you try it too?

I Choose to Challenge My Limits

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WOW!  It is so hard to believe we are in the home stretch quarter of 2016.  Remember all those new year’s resolutions and/or goals?  How have you performed?  I pulled my list out and I’m not quite where I want to be as far as achieving my 2016 goals.  Therefore, I’m going to push beyond the limits and take things into overdrive this last quarter of 2016.  December 31, 2016 will not come and go without me reaching my top five goals I set for myself.

I choose to challenge my limits this last quarter of the year in a way that I never have before.  Jean-Jacques Rousseau proclaimed “The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.”  Sages of all times have chimed in and agreed that we are only limited by our minds and that our imagination is limitless.

I don’t know about you but I’m ready to create “THE” life for me with all the things in it that I deeply desire.  I’ve been really observing myself for the last couple of months and others and I noticed that we have so many limits we erect in so many areas of our lives that we’re really unaware of how many we have and how we allow them to control us and our lives.

Additionally, I noticed that there are a lot of unwritten rules that if we’re not careful will limit us in unthinkable ways.  Where am I going with all this?  I’m saying all this to say challenge the limits in your life.  Examine your life and see where you have erected limits either consciously or unconsciously and then start to challenge them.

How can you challenge them? By asking questions, questions, questions!  For instance, let’s say you are in sales and you’ve unconsciously decided that it’s going to be challenging for you to either earn the money you want each month and/or the current promotion in your company.  Then instead of making declarations, start asking questions.

Such as how can I earn xyz by the end of the month?  Or how can I earn this year’s promotions?  How can I increase my knowledge base?  In what ways can I increase my efforts?  Who would love my products?  Why should people join my sales team? Where can I set up informational tables?  What knowledge do I need to increase my profitability?  How do I need to change my day to day habits/actions to support my goals?

When you ask questions instead of making declarations you give your subconscious mind a chance to help you solve your challenges/problems.  Thus helping you to not only challenge your limits but to surpass them.  Don’t believe me?  Try it.  First write down at least 5 things you want to achieve by December 31, 2016.

And then invest 15 minutes daily with pen and paper and start asking yourself as many Who, Why, How, Where, When, What questions as you possibly can to find solutions to reach a goal that either seemed out of reach or challenging to achieve.

Remember, you need to actively spend 15 minutes each day with your goal(s) asking questions and then writing the answers as they come to you.  Join me and choose to challenge your limits and build the life you’ve always dreamt of!  Will you choose to challenge your limits?

I Create My Own Motivation

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It’s hard to believe we only have 147 days left in this year.  I’m left wandering where did all the time go?  And, how far off the mark I am with several of my 2016 goals.  Today I had to have a pep talk with  myself and remind myself that I create my own motivation!  Not sure what I have been waiting on to propel me into action when all I need is within myself.

Goals are the quickest and most reliable way to keep ourselves motivated.  However, it’s not enough just to create the goals.  We must also cultivate a doable plan of action to reach the goals that we set for ourselves.  And then break them down into daily goals.  What goals do you have for yourself for 2016?  Are you on track to reach them?  If not, what are you waiting for?  We have 147 days, 21 weeks, 4 months and 25 days to make it happen.

I decided to do the following five things to create my own motivation for my highest goal that I want to achieve by December 31, 2016:

  • Set a measurable goal

My top goal for the remainder of this year is to lose 30 – 40 lbs.  I took my body measurements, weighed myself, and took photos of my current state.  Each month I intend to lose 8 to 10 lbs each month in order to reach my overall goal.Created multiple indicators of success

  • Create multiple indicators of success

I won’t solely rely on the scale to indicate success. This is how we trip ourselves up when we decide that there is only one factor that indicates success.  Instead I will look for and record non-scale victories such as more room in my clothes, increased energy, increased endurance, reduced inches, feeling healthier, better moods, positive feedback/compliments from others,easier to make better and healthier choices, being more positive, increased physical abilities.

  • Cultivated a daily action plan to help me reach my goal

My daily action plan will include but is not limited to the following: consume 3 liters of water per day, consume 3 fruits daily, consume 3 veggies daily, consume daily minimum requirement of fiber, listen to/read something positive/uplifting daily, track my food consumption and activity level using Sparkpeople, check in with my accountability partner(s) daily, and exercise for an hour at least five days per week.

  • Developed a way to track my progress

I will use my Nike app on my phone to track my performance level each time I go for a run/walk and use Sparkpeople to track my caloric expenditures each time I exercise.  I will also use Sparkpeople to track my caloric intake.  I will weigh myself weekly.  Measure myself monthly.  And try on this one outfit I want to get back into weekly. 🙂

  • Elicit accountability partners

I have two friends who have committed to keeping me accountable to my goals.

What is the one major goal you want to accomplish before year’s end?  I’m sure these five steps will help you to create your own motivation and keep you on track to reaching them.  Here’s to creating our own motivation and staying on track to reach our goals by December 31, 2016!

Cheers! ♥♥♥

Sometimes You Will Feel Foolish

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Have you ever had a moment when you felt totally foolish?  I think the answer is yes for majority for us if not all.  Ironically when I googled for images for feeling foolish most quotes were related to relationship issues.  Quotes about being done wrong in a relationship and/or unrequited love.

I wonder what it is about undesired outcomes within a relationship or a breakup that leaves most of us feeling foolish, sad, dejected, rejected, and even devastated.  Even more so I wonder why we have so many regrets about the relationship after it’s said and done and tend to replay and rehash the negatives over and over again.

However, that’s not the reason I’m writing this post.  I just thought it was interesting how many quotes popped up about feeling foolish as it relates to relationships.  While on this note though, I just want to encourage any one who is coming off of a break up that the fastest way through it is to thank your way through it.  Thank the person daily for all the good times, all the good qualities, any personal growth that they were a catalyst for, and any contributions they have made to your life.

All relationships will end either to death or one or both parties opt that the situation is no longer beneficial or they move on to someone else.  Especially in the latter case resist the urge to go down the slippery slope of berating yourself and feeling foolish.  Because what’s divinely yours you cannot lose.  The quicker you give thanks, release, and forgive the quicker a new and better love can enter your life.  You don’t need anyone to do anything differently to make you happy.  Remember that you have always and always will hold the key to your own happiness and wellbeing.

Ok..now back to what my original intent was and now to make it brief too.  Be okay with feeling foolish when you’re going for what you want in life because more than likely what you really really want out of life is going to cause you to move waaaaaaaay outside your comfort zone.  It’s going to feel awkward, it’s going to feel unnatural, it’s going to leave you feeling uneasy.

The main thing is to keep going in spite of feeling foolish because small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking.  Your mind and body will correct and improve with each attempt and will endure more and more if you keep trying and keep going.  Ralph Waldo Emerson says it best “That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed but that our power to do has increased.”

So whether it’s a breakup that makes you feel foolish, starting a new business,  trying to lose weight, cultivating a new self-image, or whatever…the antidote to feeling foolish remains the same….If you persist, if you continue to try, if you continue to charge forward, you will succeed.  KEEP GOING!

Cheers! ♥♥♥

Are You Willing to Pay the Price for It?

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Unfortunately, so many of us subconsciously want something for nothing.  We want the easy way.  We want things rolled out to us on a red carpet.

However, life doesn’t work that way.  And the 5-10% who achieve repeated success in life know this.  Not only do they know this, they also estimate the price, cultivate a plan to pay the price and actually pay it.

If you do not possess whatever it is that you desire, then you have not paid the price for it.  What does this mean exactly?  From my observation it means you must evolve and become something different in order to possess whatever it is that you desire.

And to become something else you must use your thought force to positively propel you towards it.  Because your former manner of conversations with yourself are not a match to whatever it is you desire.

If you truly want it and have decided the price is worth the prize, then defy your senses and stop allowing what you see, hear, and think negatively deter you and cause you to falsely believe it’s not possible for you.

Instead make the effort and change your mindset.  If you want love then cultivate a loving mindset.  If you want wealth then create a wealth building mindset.  If you want a new car, then cultivate a new car ownership mindset.  If you want a new home, then cultivate a new homeowner mindset.

Nothing can stop you but yourself.  Do you have the courage, persistence, and patience to pay the price and change your mindset to become who you need to be in order to win your prize?

Remember your personal history remains the same until your mental conversations change.

Cheers!!! ♥♥♥

Stickability!

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In this hasty society and microwave generation, I believe we have lost our stickability.  We no longer have the patience needed to see our dreams, ideas, wishes come to fruition.  And by patience I mean it in it’s highest form.  Which means being able to wait with a fresh, hopeful, buoyant heart, amusing yourself meanwhile, keeping your purpose always firm, but not dwelling on it in anxiety and suspense.

Whew!  That’s a mouthful isn’t it?  But sitckability is the master key and it requires patience.  The first requirement for patience is controlled imagination.  It is difficult to cultivate and maintain stickability if we allow our imagination to run rampant in such a way that it creates confusion, anxiety, and worry.

We must consciously use our imagination to transform.  What is it that you want?  Does your inner talk feed your imagination in such a  way that it matches what you want?  Have you explored what your feelings will be upon fruition of whatever it is that you desire?

Franklin Covey says to begin with the end in mind.  I think this quote also applies to stickability because the more you can see the end results in your imagination of your wish fulfilled, more of what you want will materialize in your world.

How do we master this art of stickability?  I’m glad you asked.  For thirty days, try this experiment from The Strangest Secret:

  1. Write what you want most on an index card. On the back, put the scripture Mt. 7:7-8.  Read this often with optimism and hope throughout the day.  Definitely read it in the morning when you first arise and at night before you go to bed.
  2. Do more than you have to at work, home, etc.
  3. Give more of yourself.
  4. Save 10% of your earnings.
  5. Stop thinking about what it is you fear.  Each time a fearful or negative thought comes into your mind, replace it with a mental picture of your positive and worthwhile goal.

To reinforce your stickability, practice sticking with anything you start….a choice, task, project until it’s completed.  Remember, stickability (persistent desire or demand) in thought for the better is the real force, impelling evolution from the lower to the higher.

Try it for thirty days and learn how to think yourself to success!

Cheers! ♥♥♥

74.59% of 2016

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Here we go again.  Another new month and we are now into the fourth month of the “new” year.  How is it working for you?  We only have 74.59% of this year left to move closer towards creating the life we imagine for ourselves.  Why do we continuously allow our minds to trick us into believing that it is out there somewhere in time that our dreams will happen for us and we delay living and being happy because it isn’t here yet?

I don’t know about you but I’m guilty of doing this quite often.  However, the best way to get what you want is to give all of your attention and focus on what you want.  We are now three days into our new month of April.  What is it that you want?  What baby steps can you begin making this month to help you reach your goal?  How do you need to utilize your attention and focus to reach your goals?  What daily actions must you incorporate in order to reach your goals?

What about your annual goals?  Can you believe we only have the following for the remainder of this year?

  • 23, 587, 200 seconds
  • 393, 120 minutes
  • 6552 hours
  • 273 days
  • 39 weeks

It’s time to be about it and stop talking about it.  It’s time to persistently and consistently channel our focus and attention on what it is that we want more of in our lives.  I dare you to make SMART goals for this month, write them down, and give all of your attention and focus to them.  As a matter of fact, I double dare you.

If you’re an over achiever, I dare you to write at least one SMART goal for the following areas of your life:  mental, emotional, spiritual, vocational, environmental, social, physical.  Additionally, I dare you to set your dominant intention daily as to how you will choose to feel as well and practice giving your full attention to achieving the feelings you set for yourself daily.

At the end of the day, all I’m saying is decide what it is you want at least by the end of April and give it your full attention.

 

Cheers! ♥♥♥