A Tribute to Wayne Dyer: 1940-2015

wayne_dyerWhat a loss that has impacted our world today… the loss of Wayne Dyer.

 

While I was only one of the 38 million who loved him and read his many books… “Your Erroneous Zones”, “The Power of Intention”, “Wishes Fulfilled”, “Excuses Be Gone”, “Change your Thoughts”… (and many other books)…

… the impact he made was on millions – and his work will continue to change the world.

Wayne has changed my life in so many ways by teaching me that happiness is a choice.

“Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change”… Wayne Dyer.change the way

It’s true!  The other day I woke up in a pool of urine because my cat had been fighting a urinary tract infection for over a month, and, as circumstances would have it, it looked as though he had a relapse.

As we were washing the three loads of bedding at 4 AM, it then became apparent that our air conditioner had frozen over!

Fortunately, Wayne had taught me that the more I focus on what’s wrong, the more bad stuff will be coming my way.  So I decided to focus on all the good in my life, be grateful for my home, my car, my job, my family. 

Things began to “happen”… like the colleague of mine who used to fix air conditioners told me how to fix our problem. 

The next day, I woke up to ice cold air and a purring cat!  And, two days later, a urinalysis proved that the crystals in our cat’s bladder were all gone – pronounced cured!

What else did Wayne teach me?

Forgiveness….

This video explains a “spooky situation” where Wayne learned to forgive his abusive father, and in doing so, the result was his first best-selling book, “Your Erroneous Zones”.

 

As he explains in the video, we’re all connected, and how we treat others comes back to us because we’re actually hurting ourselves when we hurt others.

He also taught me to “let go and let God”….

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As a control freak, I often found myself in a constant state of anxiety.  Wayne taught me that my body needs meditation to grow my mind towards awakening in the same way that I need to work out in the morning to grow my physical body to be stronger and healthier.

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience”… Wayne Dyer

Just like millions of others, my spiritual journey began with Wayne Dyer.  And, just like Wayne’s memory, my spiritual journey will continue to grow as I am attracted to more ways to “change the way I look at things”…

Thank you, Wayne Dyer, for the changes you’ve made to this world, and the changes you will continue to make as your spirit lives on.

Secret to Success: The Surprising Truth

secret to successMost people believe that the secret to success if just chance… crossing the right bridge at the right time…

But what if there were some “magic pill” to make you hugely successful… something that the “1%ers” never tell you about?

 Contrary to popular belief, the secret to success is actually much easier than you’d think…

Did you ever notice how some millionaires will lose everything they have, but then get right back to their millionaire status within just a few short years?  Most of us are baffled by this; we think just getting there ONCE is magnificent enough… but twice?

The thing is, these people have the “millionaire mindset”, or to put it in plain terms, they have a millionaire “money blueprint”.  We all have a money blueprint… some very high, and some very low.

For example, how do you think Donald Trump would feel if his net worth was “only” one million dollars?  Well, he’d feel BROKE, right?

And someone else who wins a million dollars on the lottery feels like they have all the money in the world!  That’s because their “money blueprint” is really stuck on having on a few hundred bucks in savings – or even nothing at all. 

Now, let’s take both of the above scenarios and see how they handle it.  While Donald would immediately start investing and multiplying his money, the lucky poor guy would spend wildly until he had nothing left.

Ask yourself, “What is my money blueprint?”  It’s easy to get the answer to this question – just check your bank account.

So does this mean that your secret to success is totally out of reach if your money blueprint is broke?

This could well be the case, if you don’t get to the bottom of WHY your money blueprint sucks.

For example, what attitudes towards money were you raised with?  If you’re a woman, perhaps you were told time and time again to go to Daddy for your allowance, because Mommy gets all her money from Daddy.  So your mind is now engrained with “good women aren’t supposed to make money”.

Conversely, if you were encouraged to get into business for yourself by mowing lawns or delivering newspapers, then you might have learned early on that leveraging your business by depending on others to help you can work to your advantage.

But rest assured, you’re not really doomed altogether if your money blueprint is too low.  It is possible to change your attitude towards money.secret to success

Ask yourself, “If someone dropped a million dollars in my lap tomorrow, what would I do?”  If you can’t answer that question, don’t worry.  Most people can’t.  And that’s because we have a hard time wrapping our brain around the possibility in the first place.

And herein lays the problem.  Many of us were brought up with the idea that money is the root of all evil.

And, granted, there are some evil people with money.  But there are also some really generous people with money whose mission is to change the world. 

For example, Bill & Melinda Gates and Warren Buffet not only give away heaps of money to charitable causes, but they’re forming the biggest billionaire club in history.  They’ve created a giving pledge website, encouraging other billionaires to contribute to needy causes.

Instead of thinking that money is the root of all evil, try focusing on what you could do that’s good with the money you have. 

It’s also important to note here that having all the money you need in life is really only a small portion of the pursuit of happiness.  This is why it’s essential to not focus so much on getting money, but instead focus on what you can do with it once you have it.

And, while changing your money blueprint isn’t literally a “magic pill”, it does seem to work like magic when you use the force behind the law of attraction to get what you want.

If you don’t have everything you want out of life yet, let’s dive into three important aspects to help you achieve that successful mindset, through the use of the law of attraction…

First, you need to have a clear intention of what you want.

secret to success“Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something.  Not even me.  You got a dream, you gotta protect it.  When people can’t do something themselves, they’re gonna tell you that you can’t do it.  You want something, go get it.  Period.”… Will Smith

If you don’t know what you want, then you’ll never get there.  This is the first thing and the most important aspect of creating the mindset that heads you for success.  It is the first secret of success

Second, you need to “do things in a certain way”…

Did you ever notice that some people are poor as skunks and others rich and successful beyond belief – and they both work in the same field?  I’ve known some insurance agents, for example, who never could make a living at what they do, while others go on to possess their own agency with several people working for them!  What’s the difference? 

They “do things in a certain way”. 

Ask yourself, “Why do I want to make this sale?”  If your answer is to get the money you need for rent, that’s not the direction for success.

While paying the rent is important, we need to learn to put our focus on others. 

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  John Quincy Adams

The more you put your focus on what you can do to help others, the more of what you really need will be headed your way.  And, since having enough money is only a fraction of success, the real secret of success happens when you can feel truly fulfilled for your accomplishments.  Helping others get what they want is a big piece of the puzzle here.

It’s your attitude towards what you’re working for that makes the difference between those who succeed and those who don’t.

secret to successAnd last, remain in constant gratitude for every good thing…

“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you are called in one body; and be you thankful”…. Colossians 3:15 

Everyone loves those who fill their hearts and minds with gratitude.  It’s not only recommended in the good book to continually feel grateful for what we have, it’s put there to help YOU. 

How do you react when someone thanks you for your service?  You want to do more, right?  And so it is for every living thing.  The more gratefully we fix our minds on the Supreme when good things come to us, the more good things we will receive.

The thing that nobody tells you about the real secret to success… and if they did you might not even believe it…

It’s actually the growth towards your goal that becomes the “magic pill”.  It’s not becoming “hugely successful” that’s so rewarding.  If a magic genie were to pop you into stardom in the blink of an eye, you wouldn’t be able to handle it.  You’d be lost, confused, fearful, right? 

And, regardless of the money, those fearful thoughts would drain all that success away, leaving you with nothing.

It’s in knowing that WE CAUSED our own success that is the real reward.  And that’s why successful people never stop growing and learning, because the true “magic pill” is in the journey itself.

Your “magic pill” awaits you… Visit our page and learn more about how we can help you achieve true success in your endeavors… discover the secret of success!  Discover more secrets of success by listening to inspiring audios on a daily basis.

 

Finding Purpose in Life: A Divine Personal Life Experience

finding purpose in lifeFinding purpose in life was always a dilemma for me.  Like most of us out there, I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I “grew up”.  I always loved psychology, but my father tried to encourage me to be educated in something that could “bring an income”.

So I went to my psychology college professor and asked, “What can I do with a BA in psychology?”…

… To which she replied “Well, you can hang it on the wall, and look at it!”

Sadly, she was really right for the most part.

Hence, I spent the next two years studying nursing.  After completing all academic studies required for nursing, I hit the hospital floors.

DISASTER!          

My first floor duty was to bathe a patient – and, of course, MY patient happened to be a dirty old man!

Was God punishing me?

No, I later concluded that this “misfortune” at the time was God’s strong hand working to enlighten me as to what to expect in the real world.  As a sheltered teen, my only expectation of nursing was holding people’s hands and hand feeding, like I had done as a Candy Striper. 

And, as I developed other strengths later in life, I now realize that nursing probably never would have been my forte. 

“Opportunity often comes in disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat”… Napoleon Hillgod storm

Finding Purpose In Life… The Growth Experience

The truth is that we all tend to grow in the direction for which we desire.  Just like the flower turning towards the sun, we organically strive to be better in a field where we feel most comfortable.

We all have our “gifts” we were born with; however, in order to grow in a positive direction and really find your purpose, we need to continue to study that which we like best.

In my case, I was told in no uncertain terms by the head nurse that “perhaps nursing wasn’t for me”.

She could could have been wrong, of course, and if that had been the case, I would have put up a battle.  I would have been DETERMINED to SHOW her what for… like nurses do. 

But the inner self was calling for me to do something else… that “inner self” being God.  Instead, I turned to veterinary medicine, and later found that I felt most comfortable working in the office doing administrative work for the clinic.

 Finding Purpose in Life… What I Didn’t Know

While it felt like God was jerking me out of a profession I had studied for, the divine force was really gently nudging me to grow towards that which would make me most happy.

We never stop growing… not even in our senior years.  But here’s the thing:  Although we continue to grow towards what we are best suited for, we are also ALWAYS changing.

Think about it:  Don’t you have values today that you didn’t use to have?  You might have changed political parties or religions, you might have a tendency to hang around different people with a whole new circle of friends.

Therefore, the more we are changing, the more complex our life becomes.  But that can be a good thing!

finding purpose in lifeFinding Purpose in Life… The Ever-changing Purpose

In fact, sometimes it’s when you start to feel uncertain about the direction your life is going..  that is the signal of that “nudge from God”…

It’s when you begin to feel uncomfortable with your life that you begin to grow into something different with a whole different set of skills.

“Uncertainty is the fertile ground for creativity and freedom”… Deepak Chopra

Finding Purpose in Life – the Discovered Miracle

Sometimes we look back at our life and think, “what if I had taken a different turn at that juncture, where would I be now?”

It’s taken me a few decades to discover the hidden miracle of what I thought was a few years of my life lost back in my 20’s.  Who knows?  Maybe I could have been responsible for someone’s death with a real crash and burn to my career.  But instead, I’ve become better at doing what makes me happy.

Additionally, if I had become a nurse, or even continued as a vet tech, I would never have had the opportunity to work for my father for 20 years – a slice of my life that I now relish more than any other time.  For it was during those years where I had truly bonded with my family and grew to really respect my father.

Oddly enough, I’m finding that it’s the search for knowing “what we’re cut out for” that is the real pursuit of happiness.  As for me, I’m now growing back to the direction of psychology, writing articles like these!

If you’re still not sure what direction to take your life, I urge you to consider listening to audios such as these to assist in finding purpose in life… or simply subscribe to a free life coaching account!

 

The Power of Habit: 7 Mini Habits to Guarantee Improved Life

the power of habitDid you ever notice that most New Year’s resolutions never stick?  Why?  Is it because we never had the proper conviction in the first place?

Actually, there’s more to it than that… and it all  has to do with the Power of Habit…

It all has to do with the “paradigm” that you’re programmed with.  While that sounds like a big word, it actually simply means that you have, throughout your life, “programmed” yourself with several “mini habits” that have you stuck in your present situation.

And, here’s the scary part – nothing ever stays the same.  Either we change for the better and grow, or we fall backwards and head for a crash and burn.

What you need is to be “ABLE”… an acronym for the following…

Accept Responsibility
Ban Passivity
Lead Courageously
Expect a Greater Reward

Once you decide you’re “ABLE” to go after your dream – wild horses can’t hold you back.

Let’s go over what might be holding you back with the wrong mini habits you’ve unconsciously programmed and turn them around to a lifestyle that will guarantee to improve your life by 78%…

1- Ask yourself “Whose fault is that my life sucks?”… Almost everyone blames their parents…

But here’s the thing:  If it’s your Dad’s fault that you don’t have the career you wanted or you don’t live in the area you prefer… then why not just give your Dad a self-help book and treat him so your life will get better?  See how silly that is?  It’s only when YOU decide to take responsibility for the outcome of your life where you have the power to change your life.  If the blame rests on anyone else, you lose all that power!  Wouldn’t you rather possess the power to take control of your life?

“With great power comes great responsibility”… Spidermanspinderman

2- Ask yourself “How did I fall into this present lifestyle?”  Most people don’t even know what they want, so this makes it IMPOSSIBLE to achieve a goal of a better lifestyle!

Now that we’ve decided to accept responsibility in order to gain POWER to make your life better, it’s time to be honest with ourselves.  For example, I always used to just “go with the flow” and take whatever life brought me.  And the result?  I found myself working three jobs – all trading time for money – leaving little or no time to spend with my daughter as a single Mom.

When you make a habit of accepting responsibility for your own actions,  you’ll discover how the Power of Habit can change your life!

Once I learned more about personal development, I made the conscious decision to go after what I truly love to do.  It was only after my grown daughter had introduced me to concepts taught in personal development concepts like “you get what you think about, whether you want it or not”… I realized that I had NOT been thinking about what I really wanted all my life.  Furthermore, as a baby boomer woman, learning how to make my own way in the world was difficult, since I’d been taught that I would simply marry a man to take care of me… LOL!

School taught me to follow directions and stay quiet – my father taught me to follow “the man” in the house and not take control of my life.  Now, I know that this was perhaps the largest “bad habit” I had to turn around.  Once I made the decision to ban passivity, I started taking better control of my life.  And, while it’s easy to put the blame the teachings of the era in which I was brought up, or my father’s domineering ways, it wasn’t until I decided to accept responsibility on my own shoulders that gave me the power to take control of my life.

3 – Ask yourself “If I add an extra 0 to my income (i.e., making $500,000 annually instead of $50,000)… how do I feel about that?”  Do you think it’s unrealistic?

I did.  That was before I learned that people with money really don’t work any harder than poor people.  In fact, many of them even do the same work and reap a thousand times the income that others do… all because they “do things in a certain way”.  It’s not what you do… it’s how you do it.

Expecting a greater reward is the first step in learning to “do things in a certain way”, as told by the great Napoleon Hill of “Think and Grow Rich”.

I used to think it was arrogant to believe in myself… to actually BELIEVE I was capable of earning over $25,000 a year.  I much preferred being humble so people would have to tell me “You deserve so much more!”

But no one did.  In fact, I found out that it wasn’t until I decided that I was worth more when people actually started treating me like I was worth more – and hence, a larger salary.

experience miracles book“We all get treated the way we teach people to treat us”… Wayne Dyer

4- Ask yourself “What do I really want out of my life?”  Most people actually can’t even answer that question!  Why?  Well, in my case, I couldn’t wrap my brain around knowing I deserved more.  Hence, I never even ALLOWED myself to want more out of life.

“This is just where I am… it’s where I was meant to me”, I used to think.  Now I know better…

… We all can simply DECIDE to take control of our lives by living the “ABLE” principle.  Accept responsibility, Ban passivity, Lead Courageously, and Expect a Greater Reward.

Setting your goals is really only half of it – you need to be entirely honest with yourself and accept where you are.  Ask yourself, “What have I been doing, and what’s been working?”  Then, simply tweak your agenda to continue to do MORE of what’s working, and STOP what’s not working.

It’s also mandatory to realize that simply having a goal will get you nowhere unless you take measures every day to strive towards that goal.

A ship with a rudder pointed in any direction is still dead in the water until we decide to set it in motion.lose sight of shore

5 – Ask yourself “What are my thoughts about my current situation?”  If you have a job that you hate, did you know you can actually CHANGE the way people treat you and how happy you are with your job simply by changing your perception?

“Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change”… Wayne Dyer

Using the power of gratitude is very useful here.  Yes, believe it or not, gratitude really is a “power”.  Because, well, think about it – you can’t truly feel thankful for anything without feeling good about it.  And, by the law of attraction, when you start feeling good about things – things will change.

I found that to be true after a house fire when I was “forced out of my house” to live for three months in a one bedroom apartment.  Of course, that’s not the way I chose to look at it…

… Instead, I chose to think and feel continuously, “I’m SO lucky and grateful that I have a place to live on the beach with a beautiful view – a place that even closer to my work… WOW this is the best birthday I ever had!”

And so my husband replied, “Yep, that’s my birthday present to you this year – I burned the house down”   LOL.  He was kidding, of course, but it really did feel like something wonderful had happened to me!

And the result?  Money seemed to flow from everywhere as all my work colleagues and church members gave us money to help us.  And the insurance actually rebuilt the entire house into something way better than I would ever do on my own, and paid for my “3 month beach vacation”!  I never would have had the money for all new kitchen cabinets…  yet there I was picking out my favorite cabinets, my favorite carpet colors – and redesigning a brand new house – all a no cost to me!

That’s right, I chose to CHANGE the way I looked at my situation … and yes, the situation changed!

6 – Ask yourself “Do I lead my own life and do what I want, or do I tend to follow the crowd?”  The average person will do what others do or tell them to do.  Don’t worry, it’s not your fault… that’s the way we’re all programmed in school!

School teaches us to follow directions, yet if you look at the successful people in the world, they don’t follow directions.

Take it from Steve Jobs, who dropped out of college to become the father of all things… Apple

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”…

…Steve Jobs

Bill Gates also dropped out of Harvard and went on to create Microsoft.

The answer lies in continually working on your own creative abilities.  Decide to strive every day to get better at that which you love to do.  Granted, it takes courage, but it’s worth it!

And last but not least,

Use the Power of Habit to look at everything as if it’s a miracle…

7 – Ask yourself “Do I tend to focus on miracles in my life, or worry about the future?”  Most people tend to find something to worry about, and that can REALLY hold you back from achieving your dream!  When you learn how to “embrace the light” with the proper knowledge and understanding, you’ll begin to see how your life can come together and the “true you” will outshine the “false ego” that has been leading your life for years.

einstein quote - Copy“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”… Albert Einstein

The more you become aware of where you are and where you want to go, the greater the power you’ll have to control your destiny.  Building awareness and changing your “7 mini bad habits” into “7 mini good habits” takes time and effort, but well worth the effort once you make that decision to improve your life.

Follow this page for greater understanding on how you can take control of your life through personal development.  I like to listen daily to audios like these to lighten my spirits and help direct my life in a positive way.   It’s really true – when you use the power of habit to begin to look at everything as a miracle, that’s what you’ll find!

How to Achieve Your Goals: How Does it Feel at the Top?

Everyone wants to reach a goal so they’ll FINALLY be there… at the top!  Don’t you?

But then what?

The truth about how to achieve your goals may surprise you…

achieving goalsI used to think that, once you’ve reached the goal you’ve been working for all your life… that house on a lake, the yacht, the private beach home… then you can just sit back and relax… right?

Sounds good to most of us, I know, but then I took a closer look at how those on “the top” actually run their lives…

For example, former President Jimmy Carter founded the Carter Center after leaving the presidency, a nonprofit and nonpartisan center that addresses national and international interests of the public… a mission to fight disease and build hope.

And, President Obama dropped hints about his post-presidency life…

In an interview with Barbara Walters, he stated that he wants to give youngest daughter Sasha (still in high school) a voice in the decision.  He said one thing he knows for sure “The president will not be seeking a future in politics.”  Followed by “nowhere to go but up”.

Once great leaders have found a way to make a great difference in the world, they tend to be anything but “content” with just “sitting and relaxing”.  They want to go on to make a bigger difference!

Stories like these where people have seemed to have “made it”, yet they decide to head in a completely  different direction in their senior years, generating entirely brand new goals to be met… these stories inspire me, and probably inspire you, too, right?

And, it’s when we take a look at really “successful” people we find that they never stop growing. Take a look at the people who attend Tony Robbins or Bob Proctor seminars… are they losers?achieving goals

Actually, many of them have already “made it” in our eyes, yet they know something that people who are barely making ends meet fail to notice…

There is a basic human need to grow and learn continuously to be happy.  Why?  Look at any living thing… a plant, for example.  What is it doing if it’s not growing?  Yeah, that’s right – it’s withering and preparing to die.

No matter how old we are or where we’ve been, the idea of withering and preparing to die is not in anyone’s best interest!

So now that I’ve pointed out the need for growth, let’s dive into the three aspects of achieving goals that will not only put you at the top, but keep you forever striving for more… which is the real key to happiness!

“How to Achieve Your Goals” Step 1:  Make sure you have a CLEAR goal…

achieving goalsDoing what you LOVE to do is the key to success and happiness.  Take a minute and ask yourself, “What do I really want out of life?”

If you’re having trouble answering, don’t worry…. The average person out there has trouble with this one.

You’d think it would be easy; however, so many of us get caught up with “being held hostage” in our own lives, we just don’t allow themselves to follow their dreams.

When we’re young, we say, “yes” to so many things… “Yes, I’d like to see that”, or “Yes, I’ll go there”…

But then as we grow older and set in our humdrum lives, we find ourselves declining opportunity …

“No, my daughter is at home and I have to get back to her”, or “No, I could never to that!”

Catch yourself the next time you say “no” to something that could possibly change your life – and think about how your life could possibly be better if only you decide to take a chance.

“How to Achieve Your Goals” Step 2:  Remain in constant gratitude…

Gratitude is highly underrated!  Look at the successful people around you – they are always thanking someone who helped them climb the ladder, right?

how to become wealthy

It’s been proven that people who practice gratitude regularly become wealthy in body, mind and spirit

That’s because successful stories appear when two to more people join with a united end in mind. 

Bob Proctor proclaims that he was helped and inspired by Earl Nightingale in his beginning years… and he still is grateful and for his inspiration – and to this day quotes his theory of success…

“Success is progressive realization of a worthy ideal”… Earl Nightingale.

(Note that this quote has the world “progressive” in it… which means never-ending.)   

As we continue to be grateful for those who have been presented in our lives to help us, we find ourselves feeling extremely happy – and that feeling is a “high vibration”, which attracts more good things in your life.

And it’s not just some “whoo-whoo” hocus pocus stuff.  It makes sense.

Think about it:  How do you want to act towards your friend or spouse when they tell you how thankful they are for you and how much they appreciate you?  Don’t you want to do more stuff to help your friend?

It works the same way with your boss, your kids, or even a stranger on the street.  Gratitude and love is contagious… pass it on!

“Let’s start with what we can be thankful for, and get our mind into that vibration, and then watch the good that starts to come, because one thought leads to another thought.” -Bob Proctor” 

The reason why gratitude brings such a “high vibration” is that it’s impossible to actually feel truly grateful for anything without feeling really good.  On the emotional scale for the law of attraction gratitude is second only to love. 

You may be thinking, “What do I have to be grateful for?”  Sometimes it helps to look at others who have less. 

“How to Achieve Your Goals” Step 3:  Put your focus on others 

Focusing only on yourself and what YOU can get out of any situation will only limit your abundance.

Don’t focus on the success of others with hopes that you’ll get there.  This will send you into a “poor me” mindset – destined for failure!  Since we all think in pictures, this sends negative pictures to your subconscious where you’re the star a dooms day scenario. 

It’s way better to become aware of people around you who you can help.  When you can help others, you begin feeling really good about yourself.  And when others show appreciation for you?  Well, that just inspires you to go on and help more people!

When you’re doing what you love, and continuing to be grateful for the opportunity to do what you love, then putting the focus on others can ramp you up faster in achieving goals than you’ll ever know.

“The way of how to achieve your goals is to help other people get what they want first”… Zig Ziglar

Notice that Zig says, “first” on the quote above.  This is where most people tend to fail.  “Why should I help HIM get what I don’t even have?”… that’s the conundrum.  Most people just want to satisfy their own needs first. 

You might achieve your goal if you just focus on yourself, but awh, God could have something way more powerful for you to accomplish when you decide to put your focus on helping others FIRST.

And, once you see that you have helped those people around you achieve their dreams, your life become very gratifying.  And now you have even more to be grateful for!

There’s really no “end” to the game.  Of course, you’ll reach stages and think, “I’m finally there”, but once you become acclimated to that lifestyle, you’ll want to achieve you next goal… and then the next…

This three-step formula for achieving goals works  because you’re in harmony with God, and the law of attraction is allowing you to not only get to where you want, but send you to places you never thought would be possible!

So just how exactly does it feel when each milestone in your life is “complete”?  It feels SO GOOD that it literally leaves you itching for more! 

Listening to audios or reading books like these on a daily basis will really ramp up your journey to success.  Check out our page here to discover some life’s basic secrets of achieving goals and growing into the YOU that you were always meant to be.  

Psychology of Daily Living: Five Essential “Street Smart” Tips for Success in Life

Five Street Smart Tips for Success in Life…

tips for success in life

Did you ever notice that some people with absolutely no education wind up in the same profession as those who had engaged in extensive training?  And… get this… some of those “college dropouts” went on to become millionaires, extending light-years beyond their educated colleagues!

You might think it’s some sort of accident… you might think it’s because, well just maybe, they’re way smarter than their colleagues.

But the truth may surprise you….

 

Actually, those successful people you’ve heard of – Steve Jobs, Bill Yates, Bob Proctor, Oprah Winfrey – they all dropped out of college; and, they all had one thing in common, knowledge of  the “street smarts” of becoming successful in everyday life.

You might think that success people had the advantage of a proper family life, surrounded by love, acceptance and encouragement.

However, in many cases, the opposite is actually true.

For example, what would you think the chances of success are for a ten year old black girl growing up in the slums?  Living in a single parent home, this child was abused both physically and sexually until the age of 13, where she found herself pregnant by one of the men who raped her.

And, after losing the baby, she found herself in a correction facility for misconduct, where she had to spend many of her teenage years.

Would it surprise you that I’m talking about Oprah Winfrey?  Yep, that’s right… Oprah didn’t have an easy beginning…

… And neither did Wayne Dyer, today’s “Father” of personal development psychology.  Having been brought up in a home during the depression with a father who ran out on the family, Wayne was given up for adoption by his mother.  She loved him, but just couldn’t afford to support a family during the depression.

But, like Oprah, Wayne had something that many of us strive to have – those ‘street smart’ tips of the psychology of daily living.

So by now you’re asking, “So tell me already!  What are these ‘street smart’ tips for success in life?”

Well for starters, you need to know what you want.  And, I don’t mean just having something in mind… I mean know like it’s part of your identity – something that you just can’t stop thinking about… something that’s FUN for you to do!

Let’s say, for example, you HATE your job.  So how many hours a week to you REALLY WANT to work?  As few as possible, right?

But, let’s flip the coin for a second… let’s say you’re doing something that you REALLY LOVE to do.  How many hours a week would you be working then?  For many, time seems to stop as they continually work for hours… or as the successful person thinks of it, “playing” for several hours past that 40 hour a week mark. 

“Doing what your love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life”... Wayexperience miracles bookne Dyer 

So that’s number 1 for successful life tips:  Know what you want, and go after it.

And the number 2 “Street Smart” Tip:  Practice the “7 Day Mental Diet”…

The idea here is to practice the next seven days to not thinking a single negative thought.  Don’t worry, that’s actually impossible!  But what you CAN do is this:  try to catch yourself whenever you’re thinking something negative… when someone cuts you off in traffic, or the boss is sarcastic with you.  Make yourself think (or even say out loud) “Stop” or “Cancel”.  Tell yourself you didn’t really mean it and try to think something positive instead.

Why would this make a difference?  Negative thoughts breed worry, and worry, believe it or not, is even below hate on the emotional scale of vibrations!  By law of attraction, worrying about anything (or thinking negative thoughts about something) breeds more bad stuff!

So if you know of someone who continually complains about their life, be aware that it’s the complaining that brings on the bad life, and try to bring that conversation around to a positive bend as best you can.

“Tips for Success in Life” Number 3:  Find something to appreciate in someone else…

Every day, and make it a habit to give compliments to strangers whenever you can.

This is more than just a nice thing to do.  Did you ever notice how good YOU feel when you compliment someone and you see their face light up?  By law of attraction, those GOOD feelings you have will summon good stuff your way!

And, furthermore, when you practice thinking good thoughts and having faith in others, they tend to subconsciously have faith in you – and this gives you more self-confidence and energy towards your true life goal.  It gives you “inspired action”… which is the real secret to knowing what you want and going for it.

Number 4: Ask yourself a quality question.

This is what Tony Robbins preaches, and I’ve found it to be SO TRUE.  We actually are all continually “talking” to ourselves in our minds… asking questions.

“Why does his always happen to me?” – That question, for example, is a recipe for disaster!  Because the Universe will answer – “Because you’re a SCHMUCK!”  You subconsciously will find the answer to questions you’re asking yourself.

So the answer to this is easy; just ask yourself a better question; i.e., “How can I use this situation to learn from and become better at what I do?”

fear failure tony robbins “Quality questions create quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers”…. Tony Robbins

 And last but not least for your “street smart” tips for success in life, number 5:  Use the ‘F’ Word (Faith)…

Faith in that what we’re doing is supporting a higher purpose, a purchase greater than us … that’s the common denominator for success. 

Wayne Dyer believed in himself so vehemently that he actually purchased thousands of his books himself and stored them in his garage – all to make it look like he was popular!  And where is he now?  A millionaire, of course, recognized worldwide as the Father of Psychology!

But what Wayne and many other people do is always strive to do and be better.  Commit to yourself that you will learn something today to make you a better person than you were yesterday.  When you believe in yourself, others will also believe in you.  And it all begins with faith.

Once you combine the power of belief with the first 4 essential street smart tips, you’ll be well on your way to a successful and meaningful way of life. 

What’s your next step?  It’s important to make sure you’re continually growing in your personal development, striving for each day to be more fulfilling than the day before.  Click here and discover how your journey to personal development can prove to be its own reward.  You’ll love watching DVD’s listening to the audio recordings outlined on this site

How to Achieve Goals: Law of Attraction 4-Step Formula

how to achieve goalsEveryone wants to know how to achieve goals, although many of us our sabotaged by our own limiting beliefs.  This post will help you get your focus and keep it, simply by following these four steps based on the Law of Attraction, as outlined by one of Bob Proctor’s seminars.

How to Achieve Goals Step 1 – Make sure you have a CLEAR goal.

It’s critical that you’re clear of where you’re going.  Write it down.  Get your pen in hand, and write down one or more (could be several) goals you would like to achieve by the end of the year.  Can’t think of anything?  That’s your first problem! 

Many of us don’t have a clue what we want because we won’t allow ourselves to dream.  We’re held back by thoughts given to us at an early age, and those thoughts are “stuck” in our subconscious minds. 

“Money doesn’t grow on trees you know”… we hear it, we remember it, we believe it.  And, although money doesn’t grow on trees, it is abundant and ready to come your way just as soon as you let go of your limiting beliefs. 

Be sure to make your goal specific… the more specific, the better.  If you say, “I’d like more money”, what is that?  Would an extra dollar bill make you feel warm and fuzzy?   You’re worth more… state out EXACTLY what you want and when you want it.

How to Achieve Goals Step 2 – Put you focus on others.how to achieve goals

Give freely – not to get, but to become a better person. Focusing on yourself will limit your abundance. 

Once you have your goal written out – read it daily and then let it go.  Instead of “trying so hard” by working to achieve your goals, put your focus on others. 

“The way to achieve your goals is to help other people get what they want first”…. Zig Zigler

When you put your focus on others, something very interesting happens:  You not only get what you want, but more than you thought was even possible!  This is also the key to happiness, with the assumption that attaining extreme wealth is a goal for you.  People who have achieved financial success but have no deep personal relationships tend to become dissatisfied fast with their lives.

But if you have built relationships with those around you as you help the people you care about get what they want, your life becomes very gratifying.

how to achieve goalsHow to Achieve Goals Step 3 – Gratitude

And that leads us to step 3 – gratitude.  Next to love, gratitude is the highest level of vibration on the “Secret” scale (based on Rhonda Byrne’s book, “The Secret”).

If you’re not familiar with “The Secret”, our emotions emit vibrations, and higher vibrations are likely to bring us more of what we want, based on quantum physics.

The reason why gratitude brings such high vibrations is that it’s impossible to feel true gratitude for anything without bringing about a feeling a joy.  That pure feeling of joy is exactly what you’re looking for!

It’s important here to point out that you can’t just force yourself to feel gratitude for the purpose of getting what you want.  It’s really all about putting the focus on others.  Remember what Zig Zigler said?  “Help others get what THEY want FIRST”… and that’s the conundrum.  Most people will want to satisfy their own needs and wants first.  But when you can put your own needs aside and really put your focus on others, that’s when the magic happens.

How to Achieve Goals Step 4 – Unwavering faith
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Most of us lead our lives as we plow through worry, doubt and fear.  

STOP!

This is probably the most important step towards achieving your goals.  Remember the “Secret scale” and the vibration effect that gratitude has?  Worry is at the other end!  Worry is a type of fear.  If you’re worried about anything, you’re being fearful about a possible outcome.  And, fear is at the BOTTOM of the scale – even below hate!

If you’re worried about paying bills, setup a repayment plan and don’t focus on it. 

If you’re worried about keeping your job or finding a new one, try focusing on what to do to help possible employers in your area.  I once knew a man who found his dream job by volunteering his time with the owner of a small business. This not only gave him the job, but ultimately gave him the highest rank in that position…. and, years later, handed the business to him!

Your doorway to miracles is here for the taking.  Change in all of us is inevitable, so we must welcome change in the most positive form imaginable! As you continue to listen to audio recordings that heal your life, your mindset will begin to change, and you’ll begin to see how to achieve goals effortlessly, through the law of attraction.

 

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