Thursday, December 20, 2012


Fear Of Success

Is fear of success the very thing that's keeping you from success itself? This is a factor for many people. Fear of failure, or fear of looking foolish, can demotivate us until we allow that fear to control our actions.

            There are strategies for dealing with fear of success, however. The first recommended action is that you simply write down what you are afraid of. Sometimes the act of writing takes away a fear, by putting words onto something you take the fear away.

            Another strategy that can be effective is to ask yourself if you have any control over what you're afraid of. If you don't, then put that fear into a box and store it away, it's useless and gets you nowhere. If it is something that you have control over, however, plan out a worst case scenario situation and then think about what you can do to avoid it. For example, possibly you're afraid that a new promotion at work will make you too busy to spend enough time with your family. What can you do to avoid this? Maybe the extra salary will pay for a family holiday, maybe you could get a personal trainer and avoid spending unnecessary time at the gym. Coming up with solutions to problems created by your fears is an effective way of neutralizing those fears.

            The most important thing that you can realise is that these fears have no place in your life. Success is about taking risks. Your life is better spent taking calculated risks to gain success than it is spent worrying about things that might or could happen. Success comes to those who dare. Letting fear rule your life is letting fear steal away your opportunities. Don't let fear prevent you achieving the success that you deserve.
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Friday, November 9, 2012


Story of Pablo and Bruno

The Story Of Pablo and Bruno

 Once upon a time, there were two men named Pablo and Bruno who lived in a village on the bottom of a mountain. The village had a problem, the only way they were to receive water was from the top of the mountain.

Bruno had a business idea, every morning, he would walk up the mountain, fill buckets of water, carry them while walking all the way down to the village. He would sell the buckets of water to the village and he made lots of money.

Pablo had a different idea, he thought of building a pipeline that would connect the water at the top of the mountain to the village at the bottom. He would make money by earning a percentage of profits from the pipeline. However this would take time.

Bruno laughed at Pablo’s idea and continued to make lots of money carrying buckets of water. Pablo went away and started his idea.

2 years later, Pablo finished his project and finally built the pipeline. The pipeline was a huge success because it delivered fresh water faster, it was cleaner and it was cheaper than Bruno’s efforts.

However, Bruno’s efforts were lacking. Due to constant walking up and down the mountain, the quality of the water would be affected and sometimes was covered in dirt making the water unclean. Bruno’s strategy for beating Pablo was to work harder, he would carry more buckets of water up and down the mountain.

Bruno did this for many years and became weak until he could no longer carry buckets of water up and down the mountain. He could no longer earn any more money. However Pablo was sitting on a beach while earning money from the pipeline he created many years ago. He never worked again.

Bruno was focusing on Active Income while Pablo was focusing on Passive Income.

The moral of the story is, you can not work 40 hours per week for the rest of your life, there will be a time when you need to retire or unable to work due to unexpected circumstances such as medical bills, being fired from your job or injury.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012


2 [A-DOT] Plan

2 [A-DOT] Plan

Ever since I had a goal, I made so many plans, designed and redesigned time and again. Finally I came to this plan , 2[A-DOT] Plan. I call it so because it has 2 A's, 2 D's, 2 O's and 2 T's in it. I want to use this plan as a tool to achieve my goals. I want to follow this all through my life. Of course, I will make changes and corrections as and when I feel it is needed.

I describe my plan here.

2 A's


1) What Now?
2) What Next?
3) What ISP says?
4) Need Recharge?


1) Cheerful
2) On the Go!
3) Never Quit
4) Express Gratitude

2 D's


1) Pray
2) Exercise
3) Meditate
4) Silence


1) Plan
2) Expect
3) Hope
4) Compromise

2 O's

Obstacles (Internal)

1) Laziness
2) Indecision
3) Procrastination
4) Pessimism

Obstacles (External)

1) Internet
2) Television
3) Phone
4) People

2 T's


1) Protect
2) Purposeful
3) Prioritize
4) Preserve


1) Positive
2) Patience
3) Perseverance
4) Persistence


1) Specific
2) Measurable
3) Achievable
4) Relevant
5) Time Bounded

Law Of Attraction

1) Decide
2) Visualize
3) Remove
4) Inspired Action
5) Let It Go!
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Friday, October 12, 2012


Home remedies for Dandruff and Hair fall

Suffering from dandruff, results in hair falling.

The cause of dandruff is usually due to the overworking of the sebaceous glands. These glands produce oil and help shed dead skin. In the case of a dandruff sufferer, the sebaceous glands are overactive, shedding more skin than usual.

Hormonal imbalance.

Poor health.

Poor hygiene.

Allergic hypersensitive.

Lack of rest.

Emotional stress.

Nutritional deficiencies, for example, a lack of vitamin B or essential fatty acids.

A diet high in sugar refined carbohydrates, fat and starch.

Heredity predisposition.

Excessive use of hair sprays and gels.

Improper use of hair-colouring products or excessive use of hot hair curlers or curling irons.

Cold weather and dry indoor heating.

Stress and anxiety. 

An overgrowth of yeast fungus (pityrosporum ovale) can lead to dandruff. The condition may improve in the summer and get worse in winter, because UVA light from the sun counteracts pityrosporum ovale. 

Treatment for dandruff and hair loss:-

• Always use a natural shampoo or soap to clean the hair. As most soaps and shampoos have chemicals, they might be the cause of your problem. Usually the chemicals have a heating effect, and increase Pitta locally. Amala (embilica officinalis), Shikakai (Acacia concinna) are very commonly used in India for washing the hair.

• Oiling and massaging of scalp is very beneficial for stopping the hair loss. Use coconut oil or mustard oil at least three times in a week. Certain medicated oils like 'Mahabhringraj oil', 'Amala oil', and 'Arnica oil' are very useful. Put oil on the scalp, and massage gently in the roots of the hair.

• Rub your scalp vigorously after washing the hair. It increases the blood circulation, and activates the sebaceous glands. Take the oil that contains vitamin E. Vitamin E prevents the hair fall and reduces the brittleness of hair and also cure the dry and flaky skin.

• Daily application of coconut oil mixed with lime juice on the hair is also beneficial. Applying juice of green coriander leaves on the head is also good.

• Washing the hair with a paste of cooked Urad dal (black beans) and fenugreek (methi) 2-3 times a week, is also good.

• A paste of licorice made by grinding it in milk can be applied in the bald patches. It induces hair growth. A paste of seeds of lemon and black pepper may also be applied on the bald patches.

Food and Home Remedies for Ayurveda Hair Loss Treatment:-

• The diet should contain more green leafy vegetables, salads, milk, fruits and sprouts. Take more proteins, milk, buttermilk, yeast, wheat germ, soybean and vitamin A.

• Every morning eat white sesame seeds as these have plenty of magnesium and calcium that are essential for the growth of hair.

• Daily eat curd.

• A special Ayurvedic preparation made from Bhringraj (Eclipta elba), Amala, corals, iron and black sesame seeds is very useful, and even stops the graying of hair.

• A mixture of lettuce and spinach juice is good to drink to induce hair growth. The juice of alfalfa mixed with that of carrot, and lettuce juice is also good to take.

• Drink 1/3rd cup of aloe vera juice daily. You can also take 1 tbsp of aloe vera gel with a pinch of cumin. Take it thrice a day for 2-3 months to control hair loss.

Herbs for Ayurveda Hair Loss Treatment:-

• Take apple cider vinegar and sage tea to rinse your hair. This induces the growth of hair.

• If your hair are dry then consume burdock and marshmallow tea.

• Massage your scalp regularly with horsetail.

These remedies are worth trying and will solve your hair problems.
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Indian Mobile Balance Check

Reliance GSM

Dial *367# From Your  Mobile.
Customer Care Number for Reliance GSM Mobile: Dial *333


Vodafone Mobile usersDial *111# .
Customer Care Support: 111


Idea Mobile Users Dial *212#
Customer Care Support: 4444


Dial *125# from your Aircel Mobile.
For Voice Announcement of your balance, Dial 123
Customer Care Support Dial 121.


To Check Balance in Airtel Dial *123# from Your Airtel mobile.
Customer Care Support for Airtel: 121


To Check Balance Dial *123#.

Tata Docomo

dial *111# from your Tata Docomo Mobile.
Get Interactive Voice Call Balance Announcement by dialling 12525 from your Tata Docomo Mobile.

TATA Docomo

Dial 12525 to hear and *111# to get on screen balance information.


Dial *302*2# to check balance on your Uninor Mobile.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Bhagavad Gita Slokas - Sing Along

Bhagavad Gita Slokas

Bhagavad Gita, the celestial song is a divine gift to mankind. Not just listening to the slokas but practicing to sing along will give a great pleasure, bliss and peace in one's life. For this I found the work of Anuradha Poudwal suitable not just singing along but also in learning the Slokas without a Guru.

Bhagavad Gita Slokas sung by Anuradha Poudwal.

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Sunday, September 23, 2012


How to get extra cash you need ..... fast?

10 Fast Cash ideas

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012


For things to be different, you have to be different-Jim Rohn.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012


The Basic Strategy Of Rapid Language Learning

Learning a language can seem daunting, here is an overview of the general strategy, before we get into the specifics.
Here is the breakdown. We’ll go more in depth into each of these later on.
1. Get the right resources for learning: A grammar book, memorization software, and films/books.
2. Get a private tutor. You want one for at least a month. I recommend four hours/day.
3. Attempt to speak and think only in the new language. Every time you can’t remember a word, put that word into your memorization software. Practice your vocabulary daily.
4. Find friends, language partners, and other speakers of the language. Once you can have basic conversations with your private tutor, you need to find other partners. If you haven’t already, think about moving to the country where the language is spoken. Consider a group class. Practice continuously. Stop speaking English.
That’s the basic strategy. Again, this strategy is intensive, because learning a language in three months is a difficult task. If you’d prefer to learn the language more slowly or you don’t have the ability to move to a new country and practice 4-8 hours a day, then you can modify the plan. It is extremely important that you practice every day, however—20 minutes a day is much better than once or twice a week.
Some of these concepts are hard to understand through the written word, so I created a video series, just for Zen Habits readers, that teaches the steps to learn a language. Get the Hack The System Language Learning Videos here.
The Resources You Need To Learn A Language
In order to learn a language, you’ll need some items that you can practice with. Here are the resources I always use.
The Necessary Resources
A good grammar book. This is essential if you want to learn a language. I recommend Dover’s Essential Grammar series: the books are very cheap, concise, and thorough. When I lived in Italy, the Dover Essential Italian Grammar book became my bible. I read it everywhere, slept with it, and even memorized it.
A phrase book. This is similar to a dictionary, but for phrases. You can start memorizing full sentences and phrases, and you’ll naturally learn the individual words. I’ll talk more about memorization tactics shortly.
An online dictionary. For most romance langauges, I recommend For German, try Google Translate can be useful, but it easily becomes a crutch. Use it sparingly.
A memorization app. You have to memorize vocabulary. I always put new words in my app, and practice them every night.
If you’re on a Mac, check out the app Genius. This genius app (pun intended) uses time-spacing techniques to test our knowledge. You’ll randomly be quizzed on words or phrases you are trying to learn, and the more often you make a mistake, the more often you’ll be tested. I recommend you put English on the left column and your desired language on the right, so that you’ll learn to speak in a new language, not translate from it. If you’re on a PC, I’ve heard good things about Anki.
Resources to learn from
A Private Tutor. I highly recommend getting an in-person private tutor through Craigslist or a nearby language school. However, if you can’t find anyone in your area or they are too expensive, check out Edufire is a website that allows you to take private and group classes online over the Internet. Again, remember, private lessons are essential, so skip the group classes.
Free language partners and tutors. The Mixxer is an incredible resource. It’s a site that allows you to connect, via Skype, with language partners all over the world. Just choose your native language, and what you are trying to learn, and The Mixxer will find partners with opposite needs (who speak your target language and want to learn your native language).
At the beginning, online partners are a big help. Why? First, because chatting is much easier than speaking, so you get a chance to practice your language. Second, chat gives you a log of what you’ve been saying—and it makes it easier for your partner to correct you.
I use and to find language partners and language meetups, no matter where I live. Check out Benny’s article to learn about finding language partners through Couchsurfing.
I don’t recommend Rosetta Stone. Rosetta Stone is incredibly slow. In Level 1, which takes 1-2 months to complete, you’ll only be familiar with the present tense. This is not a good use of your time.
Pimsleur tapes, on the other hand, can be beneficial because they help you practice pronunciation in the context of conversations. However, they are still quite slow. To test this, I started training with the German Pimsleur tapes two weeks before beginning my German classes. I felt like I was making huge progress by finishing 1/2 of the German 1 tapes—until I had surpassed that knowledge in fewer than two days with an actual teacher.
The 90 Day Plan to Learning a Language
It’s possible to achieve fluency, or at least a high speaking level, in just 90 days, but it requires intense focus. The biggest shift was in mindset: I had to change my self conception from ‘Maneesh: a blogger who wants to learn Italian’ to ‘Maneesh: Italian learner (who blogs in his extra time).
If you don’t have the freedom to focus fulltime on learning a language, that’s okay, but the process will take longer than 90 days. Just make sure that you continue to practice every day, or else you’ll lose your knowledge rapidly.
Days 1-30
The first thirty days are critical to learning a new language. You need to immerse yourself as fully as possible.
I highly recommend moving to a country where the language is spoken if you want to learn a language in 90 days. This will help you get into the language learning mindset, and will allow you to surround yourself with the new language. If you are able to move to a new country, try to live with a host family. You’ll learn a lot by eating meals with a family that hosts you.
In any case, during the first month, work one on one with a private tutor—not group classes. Group classes allow you to sit back and be lazy, while a private tutor forces you to learn.
This is important: you must be an active learner. Most people allow themselves to be taught to, but you have to take an active role in asking questions. The best way to understand this process is via video—part of the video series I made to supplement this post includes a sample of a class I took while studying Swedish, with explanations of the questions I ask during private training. Check out the language learning videos I’ve made for this post here.
You’re going to start encountering a lot of words and phrases that you don’t know, both with your private tutor, and when you practice languages on your own. Enter these words in your memorization software.
You want to start memorizing 30 words and phrases per day. Why 30? Because in 90 days, you’ll have learned 80% of the language.
This great article talks about the number of words in the Russian language.
the 75 most common words make up 40% of occurrences
the 200 most common words make up 50% of occurrences
the 524 most common words make up 60% of occurrences
the 1257 most common words make up 70% of occurrences
the 2925 most common words make up 80% of occurrences
the 7444 most common words make up 90% of occurrences
the 13374 most common words make up 95% of occurrences
the 25508 most common words make up 99% of occurrences
As you can see, you need to learn around 3000 to hit 80% of the words … probably enough before you can start learning words easily by context. At 30 words/day, you’ll have learned almost 3000 in 90 days.
Use mnemonics to help memorize words.
Days 31-60
After your first month, it’s time to focus on exposing yourself to the language as much as possible. After a month of private tutoring, you’ll have the ability to have basic conversations.
If your private tutor is getting expensive, you might consider doing advanced group classes at this point—it’ll save you money and give you access to other friends who are learning the language. Just be careful of speaking only in English. Try to make it a rule to speak in the new language as much as possible. Continue with your private tutor, if possible.
If at all possible, find a boyfriend or girlfriend who is a native speaker. Learning a language is much easier when you’re dating someone who speaks that language. I once met a man who spoke fluent Russian, and when I asked him how long it took to learn, he answered, ‘two wives.’ The best advice I can give you for finding a significant other is something my Italian friend once told me: “Couchsurfing isn’t a dating site … but it helps.”
Now is the time to start finding language partners. Check out the Resources section above and use The Mixxer and Couchsurfing to find people who speak the language you want to learn. Attempt to spend a few hours everyday practicing your language. At this point, because you have a basic grasp of the language, it shouldn’t be a chore—you are basically spending time socializing with new friends.
Try reading simple books in your target language and underlining words that you don’t know. You can add these to your memorization app.
You should start trying to think in the new language. Every time you try to express a thought to yourself, but can’t remember the word, write it down in your memorization software. Continue learning 30 words and phrases per day.
Days 61-90
By day 60, you should be in a good position to speak the language. You just simply need to keep practicing. Have deeper conversations with your language partners. Try to go out with them as much as possible—I’ve even found that a moderate amount of alcohol helps significantly with language practice.
Continue studying 30 words a day and practicing the ones you’ve already learned, and you’ll be approaching the 3000 word mark—enough to speak a language close to fluently.
By now, you can start watching TV and reading books in your target language. Rent some DVDs in the foreign language and try to follow along. If you need to, turn on the subtitles. Don’t worry if you have trouble, because understanding film is a lot more difficult than having a one-on-one conversation.
Keep on working on the language for several hours per day, and by the end of the month, you’ll find that you have a good grasp on the language. It’s pretty amazing what you can do in just 90 days with intense focus.
Congratulations! You’ve done it–you’ve learned a language in just 90 days. The best part is that you’ll find it much faster to learn your next language. You’ve done the hard part–learning how to learn a language.
You’ve unlocked a new skill. Language learning is about building a new habit—the habit of thinking and speaking in a new language. And once you perfect a single language, you’ve laid the foundation for doing even more.
Imagine, the next time you meet a waiter or tourist from Italy or Mexico or Greece, you could start talking, tell a joke, and—if you can remember the punchline in time—get to experience the elation of making someone laugh in their own language.
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Monday, June 25, 2012


"The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer

"The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer." ~ Nolan Bushnell
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Ask Yourself and Free Your Mind

These questions have no right or wrong answers.
Because sometimes asking the right questions is the answer.
1) How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
2) Which is worse, failing or never trying?
3) If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
4) When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
5) What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
6) If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
7) Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
8) If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
9) To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
10) Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
11) You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire. They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. The criticism is distasteful and unjustified. What do you do?
12) If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
13) Would you break the law to save a loved one?
14) Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
15) What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
16) How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
17) What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back?
18) Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
19) If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
20) Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
21) Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
22) Why are you, you?
23) Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
24) Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
25) What are you most grateful for?
26) Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
27) Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
28) Has your greatest fear ever come true?
29) Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now?
30) What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special?
31) At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
32) If not now, then when?
33) If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose?
34) Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever?
35) Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?
36) Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
37) If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
38) Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
39) Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
40) When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?
41) If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?
42) Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?
43) What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
44) When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right?
45) If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
46) What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
47) When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing?
48) What do you love? Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?
49) In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday? What about the day before that? Or the day before that?
50) Decisions are being made right now. The question is: Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you?

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Monday, June 18, 2012


Seven Great Tips for Finding Lasting Happiness

1. Appreciate the little things.
“That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.” – Henry David Thoreau
When you take the time to appreciate the little things in life, you’ll realize just how important and pleasurable they are. Desiring expensive things seems to be normal in today’s society. Many people are so materialistic that they just seem to never stop wanting more stuff. Even when you get the newest smart phone, car and that fancy Internet-enabled television, will you be truly happy? Stuff is nice, but that is not what happiness is all about. Happiness is about having people to share smiles and laughs with on any given day. It is enjoying the summer’s sun and feeling comfort from a cool breeze. No amount of stuff is going to fill a void in your heart. Learn to find joy in life in the simple things, and appreciate those around you.
2. Do that which makes you happy.
“Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Many of desire financial success, but is getting a hefty paycheck really something that alone is going to make you happy? Just having money will not bring happiness into your life. In order to be happy with what you are doing you need to be doing something that you like. When you work towards achieving goals in a field that you are passionate about, your life will seem so much richer. Even if you were wary about taking that teaching job because they don’t make as much money as you would like, if that is where your passion lies then you should deny yourself that career path. The act of helping mold the minds of our youth might be the thing that brings you the greatest joy. Making a difference in a child’s life is a great achievement after all.
3. Get up and go for it!
“Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” – Benjamin Disraeli
Although sometimes actions can have negative consequences, you can’t let the fear of that keep you from doing something. In order to achieve happiness in life one needs to be able to take action towards achieving their goals. Remaining stationary in life will only serve to bring depression and restlessness to a person’s spirit. Don’t be afraid to go after something that you want. Even the act of pursuing something that you want to achieve can bring a certain level of happiness. Knowing that you are working towards something that you desire in life will bring positive emotions with it. Remember that nothing ventured is nothing gained. When you do make it to your goal the feeling of joy you will feel will be absolutely great.
4. Find people to share your life with.
“Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.” – Bernard Meltzer
You will never be truly happy if you do not have people to share the joys of life with. Life is something that is richer when you have people around you to share experiences with. Just having friends to shoot the breeze with can be something that can make a person happy in and of itself. When you have great friends, great family and a romantic love of your life then you feel much more like a complete person. If you lack these people in your life, then do not fret because you can attract great friends into your life. If you have people in place then appreciate them and show them that you are grateful for their presence.
5. Appreciate what you have.
“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” – Frederick Keonig
If you cannot be content with that which you already possess, then you will forever feel like you are chasing something elusive. When you have a spirit of always wanting more, it will never be satiated. You need to be grateful for that which you already possess. Realize that you have a life of abundance already, and that all the joy you need is already surrounding you. You need only embrace an attitude of gratitude to feel the happiness present in life. Don’t take what you have for granted. The people in your life and the things you are blessed with are important, so treat them as such.
6. Live in the here and now.
“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” – James Oppenheim
Remember that you live in the present. What you do today will affect your future. You cannot just wait for the future to come to you, and hope that it will be a happy one. You must live in the present, embrace it and make it into your ideal life. Happiness is something that you create for yourself. It is not something that you wait for or should worry about not having done in the past. Your happiness exists in the here and now. Seize it with conviction.
7. Your outlook on life matters.
“Most people are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” – Abraham Lincoln
Happiness is something that exists within the mind. If you can maintain a positive outlook on life, then you are far more likely to attain happiness. Looking at things from positive angles allows you to see the good in things. If you stay pessimistic then you will definitely feel unhappy, and like things are not how you wish them to be. Try to be a happy person. Look at your life with eyes of positivity. When you make up your mind and state clearly that you are determined to lead a happy life, then that life will be attracted towards you.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Doing the best at this moment puts .............

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
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The world is a much more beautiful and incredible place .............

The world is a much more beautiful and incredible place than you think, and each of us has a great deal of power to make it more so.
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The guy says, I wish someone would come by .......................

The guy says, I wish someone would  come by and  turn me on. What if they don't show up?  You've got to have a better plan  for your life.
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Seven Ways to Live a More Productive and Positive Lifestyle By Ryan C. Lowe

Doesn't it seem like every time you turn on the TV or get on
the computer, there is always more negative news that just
weighs you down. On top of that, you have your own personal
issues to deal with. This "negative storm" can cause someone
to feel stuck, lost and full of anxiety.
It is the fear of the unknown that builds up in our mind and
takes over like a dark cloud. This dark cloud follows us and
rains on us, making us negative in our personal and
professional lives.
As humans, we sometimes focus on the negative and stay under
that negative cloud that we created. We must understand that
we can walk from under this cloud at anytime, and we have
the power to make our days sunny and bright.
I am sharing with you 7 ways that I have found to be the
most effective when attempting to live a more productive and
positive lifestyle along with my Get off Your Attitude
Exercises (GOYA-cise) to get you moving.
1. Think Positive
Thinking Positive is probably the most important of the ways
that I can share with you, because you know that everything
starts in the mind. Thoughts turn into feelings, which then
turn into actions. If you tell yourself you can't do
something, you will ultimately find failure. If you tell
yourself you can do it, you have increased your chances of
accomplishing that goal. Keep your mind clear and your
thoughts positive. This way will bring great success to you
in your personal and professional life.
GOYA-cise: When a negative thought comes into your mind,
instantly swap it with a positive one. An example of this
would be thinking about a child's smile or someone you know.
This will keep the mind clear of any negative thoughts.
2. Get Around Positive People
Stay away from negative and pessimistic people. Surround
yourself with positive people, and you will be more
positive! This is a simple and crucial way in reaching a
positive lifestyle. Negative people can rob you of your
energy and your drive. We must learn to get around people
that are like minded, have goals and the ones that have
courage to go forward in life.
GOYA-cise: Think about someone that you respect and has the
positive traits that you want to possess. Try to meet with
that person frequently so that their positive attitude will
become part of you.
3. Read and Listen to Positive Information
One of the best ways to create a positive mindset is by
filling it with positive information. Too many times we get
our information from the wrong places. We get focused on the
negative news of the world and it bleeds into our
We need to learn to be careful on what we let into our mind.
To get out of the negative rut, we need to get in the habit
of picking up an inspirational book, find a positive article
on the web or just listen to a positive inspirational CD.
These positive items will open your mind, encourage,
inspire, and teach you how to create a positive mindset.
(Some of my favorite inspirational authors are Zig Ziglar,
Brian Tracy and Les Brown).
GOYA-cise: Put a Positive CD in your car, home stereo or in
at your office. Listen to it for the length of the car ride
or 30 minutes in your home or office. Try to implement that
one new positive idea that you learned into what you are
doing that particular day.
4. Focus on the Future
Too many of us dwell on our past and let it block our vision
of our future. We think about something disturbing that
happened to us or we think about something that someone has
told us that upset us, and we play it over and over like an
old movie reel. We need to break this bad habit and
visualize on what we want our future to be. The next time
your past is haunting you, instantly think about something
in your future. Write down your goals and create a vision
board. This way you can always focus and see the positive
things you want in life.
GOYA-cise: Make a list of all things that you want in life.
Go online and find it, print a picture of each item. Pin
them up on a board in your office or home where you can see
them. Look at this vision board daily and visualize yourself
possessing all of these items.
5. Plan Ahead
Using time efficiently helps to maintain a positive
attitude. The best way to do this is to plan your day and
your week ahead of time. We need to adopt this habit so that
we won't let procrastination take over and keep us from
reaching our goals.
The habit of planning and focusing on your priorities and
important tasks will help you accomplish more in less time.
This very act will keep your life in check and help you stay
on track towards your goals and let you know stay aware of
your accomplishments. GOYA-cise: Each day sit at your desk
for ten minutes and map out your next day. This exercise can
save two hours the next day.
6. Be Grateful
Take some time everyday to be grateful and thankful for
everything that you have in your life right now. It is easy
for us to focus on what we don't have or things we didn't
accomplish. Find these great things and recognize them. The
very thought of what you are grateful for will help you
maintain a positive attitude in your life. This habit is one
of the best ways to turn negative thinking into positive
thinking instantly.
GOYA-cise: Write down the top 10 things you are grateful for
and read them over at least 10 times daily!
7. Exercise More
Daily exercise will help you improve your mood, along with
helping to against stress and depression. This healthy way
of life will keep you living longer and living a healthier
lifestyle. Remember exercising will also make you feel
better about yourself. When you feel better about yourself,
it breeds confidence which will help you in your personal
and professional life.
GOYA-cise: Go for a 30 minute brisk walk on a treadmill or
around the neighborhood. This is a great exercise to create
positive thinking.
If you follow and implement these 7 life changing ways of
life daily, they will bring you the success and happiness
you desire. They will take you from underneath that dark
cloud of negativity and bring you out into the sunshine of a
positive lifestyle. Use the GOYA-cises to improve your
productivity and see the positive things like peace and
happiness that will come into your life.

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Sunday, May 13, 2012


40 Ideas to Simplify Your Life by Chris & Joel

Life can be a complicated mess sometimes. We all have so many things going that it can be hard to keep track of everything. When your life has become a chaotic affair, where you have to scramble to keep many different things in balance, it might be a good idea to think about making some changes.
There are ways an individual can simplify his or hers life in order to maintain a more peaceful existence. By determining what bits of your life are most important and essential to you, and eliminating all the fluff and bad elements that are causing undue stress you can feel much better.
Below I will list forty ideas on things you can do to simplify your life. A person’s life and what is essential is really a subjective thing, so these are merely suggestions that may or may not work for you depending on your outlook.
1. Get rid of unnecessary stuff
We all love our possessions, but after a while we seem to accumulate so many things that are unimportant and we never use. It can help to get rid of these things you never use and donate them to a second hand charity store. Not only will someone be helped by you donating these items you’d never use, but also it will simplify your living quarters and give you more space.
2. Stop buying new things
People love shopping, but it can get to be too much. If you can limit the purchases you are making to the essential things you need month-to-month then it would be better. Buying something special now and again is a different story, but a closet full of clothing doesn’t scream simplicity.
3. List the most important things
Try to make a list of the most important things in your life that you wish you had more time for. Then you can try to strive for making more time to do those things.
4. Lessen your commitments
We adults in the workforce have many commitments, but sometimes we overextend ourselves. Make sure you haven’t bitten off more than you can chew. Success is incredible, but down time is important.
5. Take a look at how you spend your time
This can be a big step to simplification right here. A lot of our time each day can be spent on little things that just eat away at our daylight. If we can eliminate those things, a simpler life can await.
6. Take care of important work first.
When it comes to our work day, we can wind up having to juggle many different things at once. However, there should be tasks that are more important than other. By focusing on completing the most important things, it can simplify the work experience.
7. Simplify home chores
Try not to get overwhelmed with home chores. If you need to delegate some tasks to roommates, or your family then do so.
8. Say no to some things.
You can’t always say yes to everything that comes your way. You don’t have the time to in some cases energy to do everything everyone would ask of you.
9. Less cell phone time
People become attached to their cell phones. Try not to waste the day away on it. Limit the texts you send per day.
10. Less media in your life
For some people this wouldn’t be optimal. Media can be a distraction that keeps you from what you really want to be doing. So try to keep your time on the Internet to a smaller amount, and watch less television.
11. Simplify fashion options
Go through your closet and get rid of the stuff you never really want to wear. Stick to work clothes, comfort clothes and going out clothes.
12. Unclutter the desktop of your computer
Sometimes we have too many programs and unnecessary things on our computers. Simplify your computing time by going down to the essentials.
13. Organize digital music and media files
With as prevalent as digital media is now, things can get cluttered. Try to organize these things into specific folders and make it easier on yourself when you are to use them.
14. Try to do what you love
Take the thing you love to do and make time to do it. If that is gardening, then make time for your garden no matter what.
15. Spend time with loved ones
Loved ones are important. You need to be able to make time for those you hold dear.
16. Find alone time for yourself
Time spent alone can help a person recharge their batteries. Peace and quiet is very desirable.
17. Take time to savor your meals
Those with busy lifestyles sometimes adapt to the habit of eating food as fast as possible so they can go back to working. Taking time to savor a meal will make you feel good and give you some zen.
18. Drive slower and be careful
Being in a rush to get somewhere isn’t always a good thing. Leave early and give yourself time to get where you need to go if you have to. Just don’t make yourself feel rushed.
19. Live in the moment
Don’t spend time lamenting the past or worrying about the future far too much. The present is where you are and you have to seize the moment. Your life is happening right now.
20. Create a system for filing your bills and paperwork
Bills and paperwork can pile up like nobody’s business. Having an efficient system to take care of them is a great way to simplify your life.
21. Have a plan for running monthly errands
Having errands planned out and getting them down to a science is great. Planning routes and knowing the best times of day to do certain things can save time and effort.
22. Keep a clean and clear desk
Some get in the habit of having mountains of stuff on top of their desk and office area. Keeping things clean and uncluttered can help one keep a clear mind.
23. Empty your inbox
Delete those old emails and don’t just let a thousand sit around in your inbox forever. It can be daunting having so much to sort through.
24. Make your life a series of routines
Routines help to simplify life because we can know what to expect and become more and more efficient at getting things done through repetition.
25. Learn to save money
Saving money is always a great idea, but it can help in making things simpler too. By not wasting money on unneeded things or events, you will have less to deal with, and having more money around makes problems that might arise easier to handle too.
26. Think about buying or renting a smaller house
Having a large house to live in can be a blessing if you have a lot of family, but if it is just you as a single individual, or even you and a spouse a smaller environment might be better. A smaller house would be easier to take care of, and thus things would be simpler.
27. Plan your meals a week in advance
Sometimes it is stressful trying to hurry and figure out what you are going to eat for the evening. If you can plan simple dinners a week at a time, then you can save yourself some headaches. Sticking to a plan can be a good thing.
28. Try to eat healthy
There are various benefits to eating healthy foods. Trying out a more healthy diet can help you feel better, more energetic and ready to get things done. Plus it might help you avoid getting sick as much, and you won’t require as many trips to the Doctor’s office.
29. Exercise regularly
Exercising is a great way to make yourself feel good both physically and mentally. We feel good about ourselves when we know we are doing positive things that have a good affect. With your body getting stronger and in better shape, you will feel less stressed and worry about your health or appearance. Looking your best can take a lot of stress out of the equation.
30. Turn cleaning up into a habit
If you can get into the habit of cleaning things up after you are done with them, you will keep your house from becoming cluttered. A cluttered house can be overwhelming. Simply putting things back in their places instead of leaving things strewn about can help a lot.
31. Designate a place for everything you own
Putting your stuff back after you use it is good, but it also helps to have a specific place for everything. That way you never get confused on where to stash something.
32. Take time for meditation or prayer
Depending on if you are a spiritual person or not, this suggestion may or may not apply to you. Taking the time to find some inner calm can be a wonderful way to wash some stress away from your being. It will help you stay in a good mood to do this every once in a while. Even if you are not religious, peace and quiet combined with meditating on the day’s events is a good practice.
33. Discover outlets for self-expression
This is an incredible tool for those who are artistically inclined in some way. You don’t have to possess amazing talent to enjoy this though. Take time to write in a journal, jot down short stories, paint or play a musical instrument. Expressing one’s self in these ways is very satisfying.
34. Streamline your goals
Sometimes we are so driven that we possess multiple goals, and strive towards them with purpose. Although wanting to succeed is good, it is probably better to limit yourself to one goal at a time. Think of the goal that is most important to you at the moment and make that your focus.
35. Avoid multi-tasking
The ability to multi-task is admirable, but it can be frustrating and stressful. Try to do only a single task at a time.
36. Learn to let things go
Being a person who is easily angered, or who holds grudges is not conducive to living a simple and calm life. You need to let things go. Like water off a duck’s back, just move on with your life.
37. Take the time to do nothing
Every once in a while a person deserves to treat themselves to a few hours of doing absolutely nothing. This can feel sinful to a driven individual, but taking time to relax is important to maintaining a less stressful environment.
38. Stop carrying so many things with you
These days’ people take all sorts of devices and things with them when they are out of their homes. A cell phone, gaming device, tablet and any number of other things could be on your person at any given time. Simplify this and only take what you really need. There is no need to be so plugged in all the time.
39. Appreciate the little things
The little things matter so much. Some don’t realize this until it is too late. Enjoy talking over coffee with your significant other and the family barbeque on the weekend.
40. Maintain a simple budget
Making a budget and following it at the beginning of the month is a great idea because it will keep your spending in check and promote good habits. It can seem like a hassle at first to do all the math and figure everything out, but it is a great thing to do. It will make your decision making process much simpler.
These forty things are just some examples of how you can simplify your life and begin to live in a less stressed out environment. There are many things a person can do to achieve this but the most important thing is doing what will work for you. We are all individuals and have different thought processes, feelings and ideals.
Think about what is important to you, look at the suggestions listed above and really give thought to what steps you can make to simplify your life. Once you eliminate some of the stressors from your day to day operations, it will feel like a weight has been lifted from your shoulders. Being unencumbered by stress is the way to be.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Know Where You Are Going by Robin Sharma

Know Where You Are Going by Robin Sharma
“Focus your time and your life on your highest talents and dreams.”
I turned 40 a while ago and I am spending a lot of time reading obituaries. I get rejuvenated when I look at people’s obituaries and the lives they’ve lived. The differences that people have made inspire me.
As we reach the half-time point of life a lot of us begin to reflect on whether or not we are living the lives we want to live. We ask ourselves, “How can I make a difference?” We ask ourselves this important question because the biggest regret of all is to reach the end of our lives only to realize that we walked the planet in vain.
The Story of Peter
I want to share a story with you on this point. It is about a little boy named Peter. Peter was a child who could never live in the moment. He could never present his gifts to the world; he was always in a rush to get through life. He’d be in class and he’d want to be on summer vacation. He’d be on summer vacation and he’d want to be on Christmas holidays.
One day this little boy was walking in the woods and he came across a patch of grass. He laid down and fell asleep. Suddenly, he was roused by the sound of his name.
“Peter. Peter. Peter.”
He opened up his eyes and could not believe what he saw. In front of him was an ancient woman with snow white hair. In her hands she held a ball. In the center of the ball was a hole out of which dangled a long piece of thread. She looked at him and she said, “Peter this is the thread of your life.”
She said, “This is the thread of your life. And if you pull on it days will go by in minutes and if you pull it a little more weeks will go by in days.”
“Do you want it?” she asked.
Peter said, “Absolutely. I’ll be able to fly through the boring parts of life.”
The next day he was sitting in class, not enjoying the moment or experiencing the gifts of the day. Then he remembered the ball, so he pulled it out and tugged on the thread. Tug, tug, tug. The next thing he knows he’s on summer vacation.
He said, “This is fantastic!”
He pulled out the ball again. Tug, tug, tug. The next thing he knew he was a teenager.
He said, “Well, being a teenager is great but now I think I need a girlfriend.”
So he grabbed the ball and pulled on the thread again and found himself with a pretty young girlfriend named Elise.
He said, “This is great but I don’t want to be a teenager anymore. I want to be an adult now.”
The next thing he knows he’s married to Elise and the couple has two wonderful children. Then he noticed that his once jet black hair was slowly turning gray. His once vibrant and vital mother was growing old and frail.
Perturbed, he pulled out the ball and tugged on the string again. The next thing he knew he was an 85-year-old man. As for his wife Elise, she had passed away years earlier and the children were grown up and leading lives of their own.
For the first time in his life, he became very sad. He realized that he had not used his time and had not experienced life fully. In his sadness he walked out to the woods that he had loved as a child and found that patch of grass and he laid down to take a rest.
All of the sudden he heard his name being called, “Peter, Peter, Peter.”
When he opened his eyes he couldn’t believe what he saw. It was the old woman with snow white hair and she looked at him and said, “Peter, how have you enjoyed this gift I gave you so many years ago? Have you lived life fully? Have you been your best?”
He looked at her and said, “At first I loved this gift. I could fly through life quickly. I was always on the move. But now I realize that I didn’t live life. I didn’t watch the sunrises. I didn’t make great friendships. I didn’t give my potential to the world. I didn’t make a difference. It was all a waste.”
The old woman looked at him and said, “Peter, you’re a very ungrateful man but I’m going to give you a second chance to live your life over again.”
Confused, Peter went back to sleep. Then, he heard his name being called again. But this time he couldn’t believe what he saw. It wasn’t the 100-year-old woman. It was his mother. And she was young and vital and laughing.
She shook him awake and said, “Peter, you silly little boy. You’ve slept in again. It’s time to go to school.”
Peter realized that it was all just a dream. He stared at his mother. Looked out the window at the day and went off to school grateful for every moment.
The point of wisdom from that story is that every one of us knows that we’ll never have a chance to live our lives over again—yet so many of us postpone living. Here’s the big idea: you will never have a better time to play your best game. Most of us postpone being better at work until our children grow older. Or we postpone traveling until we have more time. Or we postpone taking better care of our health until we manage our workload better. Yet there will never be a better time to play your best game and shine as brightly as there will be today. Chinese philosophers once said the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the second best time is today.
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The Top Six Ways to Stay Motivated by Chris Widener

The Top Six Ways to Stay Motivated by Chris Widener
1. Get Motivated Every Day.
Zig Ziglar was once confronted about being a "motivational
speaker." The guy said to him, "You guys come and get people
hyped up and then you leave and the motivation goes away. It
doesn't last, and then you have to get motivated again."
Zig reminded the gentleman that baths are the same way but
we think it is a good idea to take a bath every day! It is
true that motivation doesn't last.
We have to renew it each and every day. That is okay. It
doesn't make motivation a bad thing. We simply have to
realize that if we want to stay motivated over the long
term, it is something we will have to apply to ourselves
each and every day.
2. Have a Vision for Your Life.
The root word of motivation is "motive." The definition of
motive is, "A reason to act." This is the cognitive or
rational side of motivation. It is your vision. You have to
have a vision that is big enough to motivate you.
If you are making $50,000 a year, it isn't going to motivate
you to set your goal at $52,000 a year. You just won't get
motivated for that because the reward isn't enough. Maybe
$70,000 a year would work for you. Set out a vision and a
strategy for getting there. Have a plan and work the plan.
3. Fuel Your Passion.
Much of motivation is emotional. I don't know quite how it
works but I do know THAT it works. Emotion is a powerful
force in getting us going. Passion is an emotion, so fuel
your passion. "Well, I like to work on logic," you may say.
Great, now work on your passion. Set yourself on a course to
have a consuming desire for your goal, whatever it is. Do
whatever you can to feel the emotion and use it to your
4. Work Hard Enough to Get Results.
You can build on your motivation by getting results. The
harder you work, the more results you will get and the more
results you get, the more you will be motivated to get more.
These things all build on one another.
If you want to lose weight, then lose the first few pounds.
When the belt moves to the next notch you will get fired up
to get it to the notch beyond that!
5. Put Good Materials into Your Mind.
I can't say this enough - listen to audios. I still listen
to audios regularly. I buy audio clubs from other speakers
and I learn and grow. Their successes motivate me to get my
own successes!
Read good books. Read books that teach you new ideas and
skills. Read books that tell the stories of successful
people. Buy them, read them, and get motivated! Buy great
music and listen to it. I just did a spinning class at the
club today. Whenever a good song came on I was actually able
to get motivated to ride faster! It gets you going and
motivates you!
6. Ride the Momentum when It Comes.
Sometimes you will just be clicking and sometimes you won't.
That is okay. It is the cycle of life. When you aren't
clicking, plug away.
When you are clicking, pour it on because momentum will help
you get larger gains in a shorter period of time with less
energy. That is the momentum Equation! When you are feeling
good about how your work is going, ride the momentum and get
as much out of it as you can!
These are the top six ways to stay motivated:
Get motivated every day.
Have a vision for your life.
Fuel your passion.
Work hard enough to get results.
Put good materials into your mind.
Ride the momentum when it comes.
These are simple principles, that when you put them to work
regularly, will change your life by keeping you motivated
all the time! So don't wait -- Get going!
Chris Widener

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“If you have time to complain about something, then ............................

“If you have time to complain about something, then you have the time to do something about it.”
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012


"We must all wage an intense .......................

We must all wage an intense, lifelong battle against the constant downward pull. If we relax, the bugs and weeds of negativity will move into the garden and take away everything of value." —Jim Rohn
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How to Turn Nothing into Something by Jim Rohn

How to Turn Nothing into Something
by Jim Rohn

Have you ever wondered how to turn nothing into something?
First, in order to turn nothing into something, you've got to start with some ideas and imagination. Now, it might be hard to call ideas and imagination nothing; but how tangible are those ideas? That is a bit of a mystery. I don't believe that ideas that can be turned into a hotel, ideas that can be turned into an enterprise, ideas that can be turned into a new vaccine or ideas that can be turned into some miracle product, should be called nothing. But tangibly, you have nothing. Interesting! Think of it; ideas that become so powerful in your mind and in your consciousness that they seem real to you even before they become tangible. Imagination that is so strong, you can actually see it.

When I built my first home for my family in Idaho all those years ago, before I started construction, I would take my friends and associates out to the vacant property and give them a tour of the house. Is that possible? Is it possible to take someone on a tour through an imaginary house? And the answer is, "Yes, of course." "Here is the three-car garage," I used to say, and my friends would look and say, "Yes, this garage will hold three cars. " I could really make it "live." I would take them on a tour throughout the house…. "Here is the fireplace, and look, this side is brick and the other side is stone." I could make it so real…. "Follow me through the rest of the house. Take a look through the picture window here in the kitchen, isn't the view great?" One day, I made the house so real that one of my friends bumped his elbow on the fireplace. I mean, it was that real.

So, the first step of turning nothing into something is to imagine the possibilities. Imagine all of the possibilities. One of the reasons for seminars, sermons, lyrics from songs and testimonials of others is to give us an idea of the possibilities; to help us imagine and to see the potential.
Now here is the second step for turning nothing into something: You must believe that what you imagine is possible for you. Testimonials, like "If I can do it, you can do it," often become a support to our belief. And we start believing. First we imagine it's possible. Second, we start to believe that what's possible is possible for us.

We might also believe because of our own testimonial. Here is what your testimonial might say: "If I did it once, I can do it again. If it happened for me before, it could very well happen again." So we believe not only the testimonials of others who say, "If I can do it, you can do it; If I can change, you can change; If I can start with nothing, you can start with nothing; If I can turn it all around, you can turn it all around." Then we also have the support of our own testimonial, if we've accomplished something before. "If we did it once, we can do it again. If we did it last year, we can do it this year." So those two things together are very powerful. Now, we do not have actual substance yet, although it is very close.

Again, step one is to imagine the possibilities. Step two is to imagine that what is possible is possible for you. Here is what we call step two: faith to believe. In fact, one writer said this, "Faith is substance." An interesting word: "substance," the powerful ability to believe in the possibilities that are possible for you. If you have faith to believe, that faith is substance, substance meaning "a piece of the real." Now it's not "the real," it's not this podium, but it is so powerful that it is very close to being real, and so the writer said, "The faith is a piece of, the substance of." He then goes on to call it evidence, substance and evidence. It is difficult to call substance and evidence "nothing." It is nothing in the sense that it cannot be seen except with the inner eye. You can't get a hold of it because it isn't yet tangible. But it is possible to turn nothing, especially ideas and imaginations, into something if you believe that it is now possible for you. That substance and evidence becomes so powerful that it can now be turned into reality.

So the first step is to imagine what is possible, the second is to have the faith to believe that what is possible is possible for you. And now the third step is that you go to work to make it real. You go to work to make it a hotel. You go to work to make it an enterprise. You go to work and make it good health. You go to work and make it an association. You go to work and make it a good marriage. You go to work and make it a movement. You make it tangible. You make it viable. You breathe life into it and then you construct it. That is such a unique and powerful ability for all of us human beings. Put this to work and start the miracle process today!

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Saturday, April 21, 2012


"Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled ...................

Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. ~ Marcus Aurelius
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"Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done." ~ James Ling

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Time is the coin of ur life. It's the only coin u have & only u can determine how it'll b spent B careful lest u let other pple spend it 4 u

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Thursday, April 12, 2012


Material possessions will rust away, wear away, or depreciate, but your inner resources, character, must never depreciate.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012


What constitutes a good life by Jim Rohn

The ultimate expression of life is not a paycheck. The ultimate expression of life is not a Mercedes. The ultimate expression of life is not a million dollars or a bank account or a home. Here's the ultimate expression of life in my opinion, and that is living the good life. Here's what we must ask constantly, "What for me would be a good life?" And you have to keep going over and over the list. A list including areas such as spirituality, economics, health, relationships and recreation. What would constitute a good life? I've got a short list.

1) Number one, productivity. You won't be happy if you don't produce. The game of life is not rest. We must rest, but only long enough to gather strength to get back to productivity. What's the reason for the seasons and the seeds, the soil and the sunshine, the rain and the miracle of life? It's to see what you can do with it—to try your hand. Other people have tried their hand; here's what they did. You try your hand to see what you can do. So part of life is productivity.

2) Next are good friends. Friendship is probably the greatest support system in the world. Don't deny yourself the time to develop this support system. Nothing can match it. It's extraordinary in its benefit. Friends are those wonderful people who know all about you and still like you. A few years ago, I lost one of my dearest friends. He died at age 53—heart attack. David is gone, but he was one of my very special friends. I used to say of David that if I was stuck in a foreign jail somewhere accused unduly and if they would allow me one phone call, I would call David. Why? He would come and get me. That's a friend. Somebody who would come and get you. Now we've all got casual friends. And if you called them they would say, "Hey, if you get back, call me and we'll have a party." So you've got to have both, real friends and casual friends.

3) Next on the list of a good life is your culture. Your language, your music, the ceremonies, the traditions, the dress. All of that is so vitally important that you must keep it alive. In fact it is the uniqueness of all of us that when blended together brings vitality, energy, power, influence, uniqueness and rightness to the world.

4) Next is your spirituality. It helps to form the foundation of the family that builds the nation. And make sure you study, practice and teach. Don't be careless about the spiritual part of your nature; it's what makes us who we are, different from dogs, cats, birds and mice. Spirituality.

5) Next, here's what my parents taught me. Don't miss anything. Don't miss the game. Don't miss the performance, don't miss the movie, don't miss the show, don't miss the dance. Go to everything you possibly can. Buy a ticket to everything you possibly can. Go see everything and experience all you possibly can. This has served me so well to this day. Just before my father died at age 93, if you were to call him at 10:30 or 11:00 at night, he wouldn't be home. He was at the rodeo, he was watching the kids play softball, he was listening to the concert, he was at church, he was somewhere every night.

Live a vital life. Here's one of the reasons why. If you live well, you will earn well. If you live well it will show in your face, it will show in the texture of your voice. There will be something unique and magical about you if you live well. It will infuse not only your personal life but also your business life. And it will give you a vitality nothing else can give.

6) Next are your family and the inner circle. Invest in them and they'll invest in you. Inspire them and they'll inspire you. With your inner circle take care of the details. When my father was still alive, I used to call him when I traveled. He'd have breakfast most every morning with the farmers. Little place called The Decoy Inn out in the country where we lived in Southwest Idaho. So Papa would go there and have breakfast and I'd call him just to give him a special day. Now if I was in Israel, I'd have to get up in the middle of the night, but it only took five minutes, ten minutes. So I'd call Papa and they'd bring him the phone. I'd say, "Papa, I'm in Israel." He'd say, "Israel! Son, how are things in Israel?" He'd talk real loud so everybody could hear. “My son's calling me from Israel!” I'd say, "Papa, last night they gave me a reception on the rooftop underneath the stars overlooking the Mediterranean." He'd say, "Son, a reception on the rooftop underneath the stars overlooking the Mediterranean." Now everybody knows the story. It only took five or ten minutes, but what a special day for my father, age 93.

If a father walks out of the house and he can still feel his daughter's kiss on his face all day, he's a powerful man. If a husband walks out of the house and he can still feel the imprint of his wife's arms around his body, he's invincible all day. It's the special stuff with the inner circle that makes you strong and powerful and influential. So don't miss that opportunity. Here's the greatest value. The prophet said, "There are many virtues and values, but here's the greatest, one person caring for another." There is no greater value than love. Better to live in a tent on the beach with someone you love than to live in a mansion by yourself. One person caring for another, that's one of life's greatest expressions.

So make sure in your busy day to remember the true purpose and the reasons you do what you do. May you truly live the kind of life that will bring the fruit and rewards that you desire.

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Beyond cooperation by John Maxwell

When a group of soldiers found themselves locked away in a German prison camp during World War II, they easily could have waited out the end of the war there. Or, they might have made a few small attempts to free one or two people.

At one such camp, however, the goals were much bigger. These prisoners organized themselves around the collective goal of freeing 250 soldiers in one night. Their story became the basis for the 1963 movie The Great Escape.

Imagine the teamwork required to pull off such an ambitious goal. Groups of prisoners had to engineer and dig tunnels, build supports from wooden slats, dispose of dirt, create bellows to pump air into the tunnels, and light the tunnels. According to one list, the supplies included 4,000 bed slats, 1,370 battens, 1,699 blankets, 52 long tables, 1,219 knives, 30 shovels, 600 feet of rope and 1,000 feet of electric wire.

In addition to finding materials for the tunnels, each escapee would need civilian clothes, German papers, identity cards, maps, homemade compasses and emergency rations. Everyone had a job, from tailors to pickpockets to forgers. There were even teams that specialized in distracting the German soldiers.

"It demanded the concentrated devotion and vigilance of more than 600 men—every single one of them, every minute, every hour, every day and every night for more than one year," John Sturges, who directed the movie account, once said. "Never has the human capacity been stretched to such incredible lengths or shown such determination and such courage."

To pull off such an elaborate mission, the soldiers moved beyond cooperation and into collaboration. You see, there's a difference between cooperation and collaboration. Cooperation is working together agreeably. Everybody sits down, and they're agreeable. Collaboration is working together aggressively; and there's a world of difference between those two.

There are four changes needed to become a collaborative type of a player:

1. Perception. You need to see teammates differently; you need to see them as collaborators, not as competitors.
2. Attitude. As a team player, you need to be supportive, not suspicious, of teammates, because if you trust others, you'll treat them differently—you'll treat them better.
3. Focus. A collaborative type of team player concentrates on the team, not himself or herself. Cavett Roberts said it right: "True progress in any field is a relay race and not a single event," so the focus is different.
4. Results. You begin to create victories through multiplication.

One is too small of a number to produce greatness. In fact, nothing can be accomplished in a great way without help. You have to learn to collaborate. You have to learn to come together. When you're developing a team that collaborates, it begins to be aggressive, not just agreeable. And it begins to accomplish a vision that mere cooperation never would allow.

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"It is well to give when asked but it is better to give unasked, through understanding." -- Kahlil Gibran

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"It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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"Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions."~ John Randolph

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"To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can."~ Willis Whitney

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Saturday, March 24, 2012


Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now.

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"We all have ability. The difference is how we use it."~ Stevie Wonder

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"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need." -- Tao Te Ching

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No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.

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"How hard it is, sometimes, to trust the evidence of one's senses! How reluctantly the mind consents to reality."~ Norman Douglas

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Friday, March 23, 2012


No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.

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Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger ~ Earl Nightingale

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The ability and willingness to be teachable is an important aspect of the higher Levels of Awareness - Dr.Robert Anthony

The ability and willingness to be teachable is an important aspect
of the higher Levels of Awareness. At the Victim and Struggle Level,
there is a lot of resistance to being told anything by anybody.
There is a tendency to respond with "I know that" or "I read that,
already!" Both of those statements are clues of defensiveness. In
addition, having read or heard a concept does not mean you are
actually practicing that action on a daily basis.

Being teachable means that you must start out with a "beginner
mind set" and a humble attitude. How easy is it for you to admit
that you don't know something? How often do you pretend or
exaggerate what you really know? Can you be humble without feeling

We are all students of life. How often have you heard or read
something many times and finally one day you hear it in a new and
different way and finally it sinks in? We are never too old to
learn. Current longevity studies show that the more we are
committed to curiosity and learning, the longer we will live.

Today look at the world with beginner eyes and at the end of the
day spend a few moments reflecting on what you saw and what you

Today will bring you a new awareness, a lesson or a manifestation
that you are making progress - IF YOU LOOK FOR IT! No matter how
large or small, please record it in your Evidence Journal. It will
only take a few moments and will AUTOMATICALLY put you in the Flow.

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