Deepak Chopra has written a book called Creating Affluence - The A to Z Guide to a Richer Life, and in the front of the book is written 'Affluence, unboundedness, and abundance are our natural state. We just need to restore the memory of what we already know.' What are your thoughts about that? I know from past experience that when I have been anxious about not having enough money or work, more bills seemed to come in and work got 'thin on the ground'. I also know that when I have chosen to relax and trust that work and money comes to me in abundance, that is what happens! So is it just a 'mind shift'? I believe that focusing [...]
For a lot of people, New Years Resolutions mean frustration, guilt and a cycle that they are very familiar with. Statistics reveal that 40 to 45% of adults make one or more resolutions or goals for themselves, and only 75% of them make it past the first week and 46% make it past 6 months! Making a New Years resolution is always a good step because you’re 10 times more likely to attain your goal than people who don’t explicitly make goals Do New Year’s Resolutions really work? Absolutely, anything can work if you resolve to do it and you stick to your commitment. The trouble is that if a part of you doesn’t want to give something up or start [...]
I am currently doing a 10 session seminar about 'Success'. During the course we have been looking at the paradigm of success as we know it, so that we can create something that is much more powerful. So what is a paradigm? 'a typical example or pattern of something; a pattern or model:society’s paradigm of the ‘ideal woman’ a world view underlying the theories and methodology of a particular scientific subject:the discovery of universal gravitation became the paradigm of successful science '. Oxford Dictionary and what is 'success'? 'The accomplishment of an aim or purpose: the attainment of fame, wealth, or social status a person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains fame, wealth etc'. Oxford dictionary The problem with [...]
Are you beaten if you think you are? I'd say in the moment of believing that thought, absolutely. If a football team believes they're going to lose, what chance do you think they have of winning? A positive state of mind really can mean the difference between success and failure. Even if all the evidence shows that the opponents have never lost a match it's still important for the players to think positively about their chances of winning. Focusing on winning, working together as a team and being present to what's going on in the match will make all the difference to the score. Even if the team doesn't win at least the players will have done their best and enjoyed [...]
Do you have a conversation in the background that says "I can't do that, I'm not good enough"? We can't all be experts at everything, learning something new takes practice. For a lot of people it isn't okay that they can't do something first time. Most people want to give up when things get tough; they just don't want to do what it takes to achieve it. Saying "I'm not good enough", is a great way of avoiding being good at something. The reality is that most people fear success more than they do 'failure'. Like Marianne Williamson said so beautifully .... Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. [...]
Isn't it good to know that we can do something about the way we feel, simply by changing our posture? Consultant psychologist Ingrid Collins believes there’s an intrinsic link between the body’s position and our ‘psychological posture’. ‘At a cellular level, when happiness molecules — or endorphins — produced within the brain circulate in the blood, they send a signal to every cell that we’re happy and healthy,’ she says. ‘If we arrange ourselves physically in a positive manner with the shoulders back, the spine straight and the chest open, it informs the brain to send out more endorphins, triggering a feeling we experience as happiness.’ I talked to Chiropractor Dr Mike Cassidy Hogg about his thoughts on the matter. Our [...]
If you want your relationship or business to flourish, you need to have the attitude to match. Carolyn St John Loder runs a very successful company called Zest4Life. Today I talk to her about the importance of having a positive attitude when it comes to business. You can find out more about Carolyn and Zest for Life by visiting the website http://www.zest4life.eu/ The interview lasts approx 12 minutes. To listen, click on the 11 link below. 11 If you would like to feel more confident why not download my 'You Can Feel Confident' recording http://habitfixer.com/products-and-courses/ Speak soon......
Do you ever find that you are taking yourself, or life, a little bit too seriously? It's good to be able to laugh at ourselves and our situation. Here is a little skit from Bob Newhart, to lighten your mood. Laughter can be a great healer. Warning to Therapists: Do not try this with your clients! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYLMTvxOaeE Remember, if you are suffering from a phobia, it is completely possible to get over it. We can all change our behaviour if we really want to. Look at the cost to your physical and emotional well being and ask yourself, "Is it time for me to get help, and do something about it?" There are lots of experts who can help you. Commit [...]
Some people throw themselves into what they do, even if they're not quite sure how to do something. Elaine Foster Gandey, owner of Designer Sales UK , is one of those people. Do check out our interview, Elaine talks about the journey that led her to running her successful business and her passion for fashion. The interview lasts approximately 45 mins. Click here to play the interview Speak soon .....
Some people think that Drama lessons are a luxury, not really 'relevant', or not important enough to 'indulge' in. Drama teacher, Mary Spink, sees things differently. I interviewed Mary, at school in East Sussex. The interview is just over 1o mins long. Click here for the Interview I'd love to hear your comments, and any thoughts you have about the subject, so please do submit a word or two. Speak soon........