Sunday, August 26, 2007

Passion - Love Your Work - The Law Of Attraction - By Rene Ng

Love what you do. Sounds reasonable but not many of us can claim this phrase. In today's fast pace and stressful society we very often rush through our work to make the time line rather than focusing on the quality. Much less enjoy our work.

Technically speaking, it is impossible to do a good job if you don’t love your work. Without passion, how can you make stories or images come to life. How can one transform ideas into reality? Without passion, how can you ever become an effective leader to motivate your best and brightest, using all of your imagination and every nurturing cells in your body to create an environment where they, too, can live a good life and achieve fulfillment? Without passion, how would you ever consider taking risk? We know some form of risk is necessary for any business to succeed.

Loving what you do is not about finding the best job in the world. It may not even be making a career out of your natural passion. It’s about having the right mindset and attitude toward something. It’s a decision you have to make, and sticking to it long enough to cultivate a liking for it.

Not everything or everyone in this world is likeable naturally. But you can decide if you want to take the challenge and learn to adapt and cultivate a liking for it. Your natural reaction to negative situation and people is to avoid or even reject them. But you can turn this negativity into something positive by changing your attitude and approach toward it. Bare in mind that it’s not going to happen over night, neither am I saying that it’s going to be easy. But is it achievable. ( you need it. It’s for your own good )

We do not live in a perfect world. The truth is, we will never ever find someone or something that we really like, period. With the right mindset and attitude we can focus on the good side of everything and work on it. Consciously practice positive thinking, refusing to let the negative affect or influence your mood and decision. Learn to relax and be grateful for the people and things around you. Be in constant touch with your spiritual and emotion side. Stay focus and be persistent in your pursuit. Once you have established the lifestyle and habit, you will find that loving whatever you do is not that difficult after all.

Finally, loving what you do matters. It gives you the reason to carry on. The motivation to persevere and the passion to improve. It makes life worth living.

Rene ng has been in internet marketing since 2005. He has written many articles pertaining to online marketing and self improvement. He is active in the online scene and currently does affiliate marketing for a living.

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Sensational Success Secrets For Women 40 yrs Plus - By Danette Hibberd

We already know how wonderful we are as fabulous women 40 years plus but it is time to regroup and remaster our goals for success.

We are loving, resourceful, respectful, practical, capable, compassionate, talented, resolute. How many words to we need to describe what we are? There are so many that it would be impossible to name them all right here on this page. At various stages in our lives, or hours in our day, we experience various mindsets to get us through situations.

The strength with the loss of a loved one or a broken romance, the warmth of true friendship, the trust and love of a partnership, the pain endured through childbirth, the joys and heartaches through raising our children and even the emotional rollercoaster of juggling both family and a career.

Some women may crumble, whilst others simply waft along with the breeze. How do these latter ones cope? Do they ever buckle under the pressure? How do they manage to get through their days with a smile on their face, a bounce in their step and not a ladder in their stocking or a wrinkle on their face?

These women have heeded several sensational secrets to enable them to lead successful lives.

Success Secrets for Women 40 yrs Plus

  • Associate with positive and successful people to continue the uplift

  • Ensure you have a solid backing to offer support in down times

  • Reciprocate with those who support you

  • Allow time for rest and recovery in order to move forward

  • Self Empowerment - make the most of what you are, how you look and the way you feel. Live your life with enthusiasm and grow and learn from each new experience

  • Include exercise in your routine to maintain a healthy body and mind

  • Eat a nutritional diet to give the energy and sustenance required to keep our body and our brain on the right rung of the ladder

  • Ensure you get a good amount of sleep to re-energise the body and mind

  • Encircle yourself with your girlfriends who are our therapists, doctors, soul mates and the best keepers of our secrets

  • Set goals to know where you want to go and what you will need to do to get there

Whether your goal is to be a successful career woman, lose a certain amount of weight, spend a few hours each week at the gym, or cope with a child or parent that needs constant care, always make sure that YOU are paramount and you take care of YOU. It is impossible to achieve anything if you are not in the best condition or frame of mind to begin with.

Together with the success secrets above, make sure that you enjoy your life and the people in it with you. You are fabulous and you will always be fabulous, but be happy fabulous.

Cry a little, laugh a lot, love someone, relax and make life fun.

To accomplish great things

we must not only act,

but also dream;

not only plan,

but also believe.

Anatole France, 1844-1924

Take care of yourself, follow these simple sensational success secrets and enjoy the ride. You will be as successful as you dream you can be.

Danette Hibberd,

Wellness Coach -

Total wellness for women 40 yrs plus encompassing all anti-ageing aspects in beauty, nutrition, emotional and physical areas through inspiration, motivation and education.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Strike While The Iron Is Hot - 7 Proven Steps To Overcome Procrastination - By Annette Colby

I know what I need to do, but I am unable to get started. Who among us hasn't been stuck in this scenario before? Momentum is a powerful force but inertia can be more powerful. We know what to do, but we don't put knowledge into action. The result is the frustration of procrastination and remaining stuck in your current reality even though you do want change.

Inside, it seems one part wants to get started and achieve success. Yet another part wants to stop, give up, or take it easy. An inner tug of war ensues between these two parts. Which side will win? Achieving success depends on not allowing these two parts to maintain a perpetual battle and keep you at a stalemate. Success is realized when you become aware of these two opposing sides and deal with them in productive manner. You always have the choice of which side to nurture, cultivate, and strengthen.

A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: “Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time.” When asked which dog wins he reflected for a moment and replied, “The one I feed the most.”

To become successful and move beyond the status quo, check out the list below for some bright ideas on how to take action. Discover the inner motivation that will enable you to conquer complacency and move forward. Even though change is difficult, it is absolutely possible – you just have to know how!

1. Fear = False Emotion Appearing Real

It is normal that a part of you has fear and insists, perhaps rather loudly, not to get started. Fear is a natural part of any change process. However, one lesson worth learning is, “Be scared . . . and do it anyway.” It may be impossible to take your next step without experiencing fear. Do not make the mistake of waiting for fear to leave before you take the action.

Instead, listen to what fear has to say, find a way to soothe the part of you that has fear, and know that you are not your fear. Fear is something you created, perhaps unconsciously, to keep you safe. Since you created it, it will say whatever is most effective to scare you. Fear acts as an imaginary wall to keep you from moving forward. Yet, since it is your wall, you can always find a way over, around, or through it. Take a deep breath, gather your courage, and take an action even if that action is a small step. Action itself will eventually dissipate the wall of fear. Remember, action does not need to take place only in the absence of fear.

2. Thoughts Determine Success

Earl Nightingale has a saying: “We become what we think about.” So what do you think about? Are your thoughts centered on fear of failure, or the joy of having what you want? Thoughts have a powerful impact on your attitude and your ability to get motivated and stay motivated.

Dr. James Prochaska in his book, “Changing For Good” lists the “idea” of change as one of the necessary precursor steps to taking action. In other words, ideas are the starting point. We have to have an idea about what we are going to do before we can actually do it. Ideas give us direction and insight. Next time the idea taking action pops into your head do not be so quick to dismiss or belittle it. So often an idea comes to mind, perhaps about taking a walk or eating differently, but because we have not acted upon it yet, we put ourselves down.

Be joyous the idea has sprung forth and find ways to cultivate it. Pronounce joy in the idea itself, instead of berating yourself for having the idea but not taking action. Cultivate the thought, celebrate the idea, and allow your life force to flow naturally.

3. Start Small

Sometimes we find ourselves hesitant to begin because we are overwhelmed by the enormity of what lies before us. The goal looks so huge, daunting, and complex that we freeze up.

Yet it does not have to be that way. Break down your goal into manageable pieces. You probably already do this in other successful areas of your business or personal life. You take something big and chunk it down into bite-sized pieces. Then you make a list of action steps, prioritize, and separate the “nice-to-have’s” from the “need to have’s.” Then you work the first piece first, eventually moving on to the second, the third, and so on. Soon that overwhelming task does not look so insurmountable any more.

Do not underestimate the power of baby steps. If 40 minutes of exercise five days a week seems impossible, how about starting with five minutes today? Tomorrow will take care of itself. Psychologically and spiritually, the important thing was that you had an idea or a dream, you allowed yourself to think positive thoughts about having your outcome, and you took action. What action step can you take today?

4. Change Your Routine

How long has it been since you have had your desired outcome in mind, but have not moved forward? Maybe it is time to shake up your routine. Take a moment and notice the patterns of your day. Have they become predictable and dull? Now check out the goal you have in mind for yourself. Is there perhaps one specific step in your goal that sounds fun, exciting, and different? Not only could you begin taking action on something you have been wanting all along, but it could shake you out of a rut. Here are a couple of examples:

* Start your day with an inspirational quote along with your breakfast.

* Play upbeat, loud, dancing music in the morning.

* Have a pillow fight with your kids or partner to get yourself laughing.

* Take a different route to or from work.

* Before rushing out the door, take one minute for yourself. Sit down, close your eyes, relax your body for 60 seconds, and imagine yourself successfully accomplishing the first step of your goal.

List your own ideas:





5. Reward Yourself

One way to motivate yourself to do something when you do not feel like doing it is to offer yourself an incentive. For instance, if you eat one extra serving of vegetables today, you can allow yourself the luxury of sleeping in tomorrow morning. Maybe you will buy that CD you have been wanting, or take a bubble bath, or get a pedicure.

Give yourself small rewards on a regular basis. It can do wonders for your motivation. Find ways to make the change you are creating as enjoyable as possible. No one is forcing you to change; it is something you have decided to do on your own. Why not make it as fun as possible? Rewards do not have to be big or expensive; they just have to be something meaningful to you. Make a list of delightful rewards and link them with your actions!

Your list of rewards:





6. Connect Action With Pleasure Not Pain

When you find yourself lacking motivation, you may be associating action with pain, rather than pleasure. For instance, if you are deciding to lose weight, you may be associating the goal with having to eat food you hate, feeling deprived, connecting the idea of exercise with physical pain or embarrassment, and envisioning failure.

What you could do instead is remind yourself of the immediate and long-term positive benefits. Make a written list of the instant and future payoffs to working on your goal. What will you gain by choosing to take action on your goal? Learn to work ‘for’ what you want, not ‘against’ what you do not want.

When fear or doubt begin to creep back in, remind yourself to stand strong in your decisions to have what you want. Create positive tapes to play for yourself to override the negative ones. Staying focused on the positive unleashes your internal motivating force and changes your attitude about the action you are considering.

7. Act Is When The Idea Is Hot And The Emotion Is Strong

With your goal, notice when positive emotions are present and when your idea is strong, clear, and powerful. When this happens, your idea has gained momentum and now is the time to take action. Listen to your inner wisdom and follow up immediately. If you hear about a motivational book that makes you curious, go out and buy it. Get the book before the idea passes, before the emotion gets cold. Begin the process. If five minutes of exercise sounds good right now, do not wait until tonight and do not force yourself to do forty minutes. Climb on that treadmill, or go outside and walk five minutes. Then tell yourself you did a great job. Feel good about listening to your inner wisdom and following through. Take advantage of favorable circumstances while they last. Act quickly while the opportunity is still available. Strike while the iron is hot!

Give these ideas a try and see if you don’t find yourself pushing through procrastination into action!

Dr. Annette Colby, RD, a.k.a. The “I Love My Life!” Expert, helps people turn difficult emotions into joy, release stress, end emotional eating, and move beyond depression into an extraordinary life! Spark an amazing relationship with self, body, and your life! Access hundreds of content filled articles and a F*R*E*E subscription to “I Love My Life!” newsletter at


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

How to Stop Procrastinating - By Alex Y Dimitrov

First, realize that procrastination is not the actual problem. The problem is on what you procrastinate. Most people have this totally messed up. They procrastinate on important things that would make them successful. And things that have negative or no impact on their life, they do right away. Seems to me, that people are quite good at doing ridiculous things that don't make sense. Why in the world would anyone do this?

Because your brain works by patterning. This is one of the most important things I learned from NLP. Your brain patterns things and then does them over and over again. The natural tendency is to keep doing what you're already doing. But sure enough by doing what you're already doing you continue getting what you're already getting. To have what you've never had, you must do what you've never done.

One way to overcome procrastination, is to do it anyway. It's not even doing it. It's starting it. Once you start something, even if it's something unpleasant, after a while it'll be actually hard for you to stop before it's finished. So it's not that you associate more pain to doing it than not doing it (that's what most articles on procrastination would have you believe). It just goes against the natural flow of your brain. But once you get started, no problem. Your brain continues to carry on until the task is finished.

Procrastination is not something you do, but rather something you don't do. Most people would tell you something like: “I just can't get myself to do it”. Listen to how that sounds. “You” can't get “yourself” to do something. Of course you cant! You are yourself.

I constantly see articles on procrastination, that suggest all kind of weird methods. Like breaking your task into smaller pieces, and then rewarding yourself for every milestone you complete. So, if you wanted to write an article, you would take a bowl of grapes and reward yourself a grape for every sentence you complete. Sounds absurd, doesn't it. The idea here is to trick yourself into doing it. But by doing that you don't actually solve the problem. Instead you temporarily avoid it. This goes back to the idea of fighting with yourself. Instead of eliminating procrastination, you have to fight with it over and over again.

But here's a simpler approach. Every time you find yourself procrastinating, you have 3 choices of dealing with it:

You do nothing about it and wait until it becomes absolute must, or disappears. This is what most people do. They plan by avoiding disaster. Instead of doing what they want, they try to avoid what they don't want from happening. Of course this greatly limits the level of success you are capable of, because the only things that you get done are the things that cause you pain if they are left undone. And most things that are worth doing are easy not to do.

You push yourself to get started, and then once you've started, continuing on is quite easy. This is what a lot of people do as well. The problem is you have to push yourself over and over again to get anything started. It's no different than overcoming fear with courage. It works, but it's not a good strategy. You motivate yourself so much, that you feel compelled to do it and procrastination is not an issue anymore.

This is what successful people do. That's why they are successful. They are able to easily motivate themselves. They can't wait to get up and to start their day.

Even though it's as simple as that, procrastination seems to be a BIG issue with a lot of people. People even do it first thing in the morning. Their alarm clock rings. Instead of turning it off and bouncing out of bed, they push that button that gives them 10 more minutes of sleep. After the 10 minutes they push it again. Then they start telling themselves that they are going to be late for work and be fired. They do that until they can threaten themselves enough, so that they feel motivated to get up. Talk about a bad way to start your day, huh :).

So at the end it comes down to doing it. Why make this more complex than it needs to be. Do you have the ability to do what you procrastinate on? Sure you do. Then go do it. The time is going to pass anyway.

"This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time"

-Fight Club(movie)

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Too Pooped To Keep Going? Energy Booster Shot Gets You Through The Day! - By Jim Knippenberg

Are you too pooped at the end of the day, or worse, half way through the day, to keep going?

Has your get up and go got up and gone?

You're not alone.

If daily fatigue has got you down, there's something you can do about it.

There are countless articles on various foods that will give you an added boost. Myself, I like pizza, so I won't preach to you about what you should or shouldn't eat, although the food you eat does have a definite impact on your energy levels throughout the day.

However, there are some people that, no matter what life seems to throw at them, they always seem to have lots of energy, they always seem to be at the top of their game.

Those who always have more than enough energy to keep on going usually have some well-formed outcome, something they are striving for. They know why they are doing what they are doing.

On the other hand, those without well-formed outcomes who are just drifting along in life because they have to do this or that end up having the joy sucked right out of them.

Sometimes, though, life can be downright tough.

Stuff happens. You know the routines. A flat tire that puts you behind schedule, a sick family member, a deadline that got moved up by someone who doesn't actually have to do the work involved.

Pure adrenaline will only get you so far before it leaves you exhausted.

So what do you do instead?

You've seen the person meandering down the hallway at work, just trying their best to make it through the day.

And you've seen the type of person who is full of energy, vitality, and zest for life.

They got a zing in their step, a smile on their face, and a sparkle in their eye.

One of the strategies to help you get through the day, and actually enjoy yourself is to become like the person who is full of energy instead of the person who is just trudging along hoping the day will end.

Simple enough, you say, but how do you actually DO that?

One of the tools in NLP is called Anchoring.

It works on similar principles to Pavlovian conditioning and hypnotic conditioning.

A phobia from a single traumatic event is an example of a really powerful anchor.

So is the song that was playing the first time you kissed that special someone.

The tools are neither good nor bad. They're just tools that work real well, and most people are accidentally using them the wrong way.

Those who are trudging through life waiting to punch the clock at the end of the day are using certain physiological anchors. The way they walk and where they look helps keep them down in the dumps.

And they further reinforce their feelings of being drained by talking trash to themselves and conditioning themselves to feel even worse than they did before.

However, those who are energetic and enjoy the challenges of the day and look forward to more opportunities to prove how capable they are have a certain physiology also.

They tend to hold their heads high. They breathe a certain way. They look up instead of down. In fact, no matter what happens, things are looking up for them.

Don't believe me?

Try this experiment for yourself.

Lower your shoulders, hunch over in your chair or where you're standing, and look down at the ground as you talk to yourself with a negative voice about how crappy the day is.

Notice how that makes you feel.

Now stop. Take a couple of deep breaths and relax a moment.

Stand or sit straight up, shoulders square, head held high, looking up instead of down, and tell yourself in an enthusiastic tone of voice, "I Feel Good! I Like Myself! I Am In Charge Of My Life!"

Which of the two feels better?

Now of course you do have to have some strategies in place to get where you want to go. Otherwise you end up just feeling good about going nowhere in life.

That's called a curse.

Instead you want to take advantage of your abilities to alter your states of mind and your energy levels so that you can design in a plan and a purpose to get where you want to go in life.

Jim Knippenberg is the producer of the NEW CD: "Too Pooped

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Sunday, August 05, 2007

See The Sign... Make The Move Before It's Too Late! - By Steve Beckles-ebusua

Hi all,

I hope you’re all ready for a purposeful,positive and productive week.

As I’ve mentioned on more than one occasion to be successful you must set your goals in life. As the saying goes if you want to get somewhere you have to know where your going.

But it’s also just as essential to give yourself the necessary room in order to adapt to changes that may occur whilst on your journey. Endeavor is rarely achieved by following a straight line, you have to sometimes adapt to change.But the real challenge is being able to keep your focus when you have had to make that change.

Can you get back onto your road of goals and success?

Something happened to me last week that made me write this weeks email.
I was on my way to visit my mum in Harrow,London.I thought I’d try a new route which involved the dreaded motorway (well it seemed like a good idea at the time)
The plan was to come off at the next junction. Well I think you can guess the rest of the story

You guessed it, I missed my turning and carried on down the motorway(I sense I’m sharing this experience with some of the you guys)Anyway to make it worse I hit traffic(Not literally)

As I sat helplessly in this motorway car park, waiting for the next junction so I could turn around. I thought about the similarities of my mistake and the things that happen in our lives. In life we all take the wrong road from time to time and we feel there is nothing you can immediately do about it. And the sometimes that it is the reality.

But it made me think, did I miss the vital signs before I took the wrong turning?
What I mean to say is did I miss the sign that said congestion on the approaching motorway?

I believe in life we are all given signs to make our move in our jobs,relationships and future ambitions and at times miss those signs,

Question, Do you feel you feel your never appreciated for what you do at work?
See the sign make your move

Do you always seem to be arguing with your partner?
See the sign make your move

Now I must add this disclaimer, the move you make must be the right one for you, and i believe deep down inside we hold all of the answers to our future.

However any move is better than procrastination

It’s vital you act when you see that sign or your journey back will become further and further away the longer you delay, or even worse-it might be too late

So look out for that sign and make your move

Have a great week

If I have made you think differently this morning let me know

Hi my name is Steve Beckles-Ebusua, i'm a motivational speaker and Life coach.

I hope you enjoy my thoughts

Peace to you all