Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Thought for today...


Here's a quick thought for today relating to the video below...

IF money is NOT your motivator right now - what is? What would get you up in the morning excited and full of energy?
If your present boss or set of circumstances (if you're your own boss), allowed you to get up tomorrow and pursue any activity - what would it be?

If there were no barriers, if you could wake up anywhere in the world, and you were fully equipped to do whatever it is you wanted - what would it be?

Love to hear about it

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Do You Know Your Motivators?


OK - this video is absolutely eye opening. If you thought you knew what your motivators well you might be in for a surprise.
I urge you to watch this video today - before you do anything else. Then go get a cup of tea or coffee and sit for a while and think about it.

My mind is going about a hundred miles an hour right now after watching it myself...

Would love to hear what you thought of it.

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Thursday, 21 October 2010

How To Get What You Want


Bold title!

I did this little exercise the other day and found it quite revealing.
I decided to list all the things I like to do - all of them.
Then I marked them 1 - 10, 1 being I really didn't like it or found it boring, 10 being it's the best thing to do in the world. (OK - keep it clean!)
After looking at the list and scores I then created another column called "If I had more time". Under that I rescored everything on the list eg: originally I had Playing guitar scored as 4, but in the "If I had more time" column I scored it 6 because I'd like to do more of it if I could. If I had time to take lessons and get better I'd enjoy it more.

So what's the point I hear you ask?

The point is, after looking at both columns I could see what I liked doing most, and more importantly what I was doing most of but NOT enjoying. Now using this list I can make a more informed decision as to how I'd like to spend my spare time.

Below is a list of some of the things that might appear on your own list if you decide to make one - just to get you started.
Would love to hear how you got on with it.

Here you go:
Playing an instrument
Walking the dog
Playing with the kids
Inventing stuff
Charity work

As with all things - if you feel inspired by this idea...do something, take action, make a change - TODAY!

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Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Mediocrity or media-ocracy - which are you suffering from?


Quick little thought for today:
Are you suffering from mediocrity or media-ocracy?
One is living a life of unfulfilled passions, of boredom, of lack of energy or get up and go, the other is being so distracted by the media in all it's guises that you don't leave time for introspection. No time to look at what YOU really want to do with your life.

It's so easy to be influenced by 'the economic downturn' or 'the war on terror' or 'the latest Harry Potter film' etc. etc.
I heard yesterday that even Lady GaGa's latest video had 10 - yes 10! product placements in it. We can't even enjoy music these days without being bombarded by subliminal messages to 'shop'.

So, if you are suffering from either or both mediocrity and media-ocracy make today the day you STOP! Make today the day you decide to turn everything off, to forego any and all distractions and just allow yourself to experience YOU. Go for a walk in the park or the woods if you can, do a bit of star gazing, read something inspirational or close your eyes and listen to some soothing music.

Get back in touch with YOU - today.

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Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Do You Use Your Imagination?


Read this blog post by Bob Proctor (one of the stars of The Secret) and had to put it here:

"Have you ever wondered how children can sit through replays of their favorite Lion King or Little Mermaid video? It amazes me that they’ll watch the same show every day without a single complaint or request for something new. What’s more amazing, though, is that adults do the very same thing with their days. The majority of men and women play “movies” in their heads day after day relentlessly focusing on past events, most of which are unpleasant and disturbing experiences.

If they’re actually able to stop their contemplation of past events, then they allow impressions of their current surroundings and recent results to govern their thoughts. If they contemplate the future it is usually by worrying about it, or wishing that something better might come along. Then they wonder why bad things keep happening to them, or why they never rise above the issues and obstacles in their lives. While it is true that people are free to think anything they please, as long as they remain set in their ways, there is very little that can be done to change the unpleasant experiences that keep cropping up in their lives.

Recently, the study of the mind and its veritable unearthly power is at last taking its proper place in modern civilization. Proper use of the mind and its various faculties will give you anything you choose – but the emphasis here is on the word “proper.” To move in this direction requires study and focused, consistent effort with a good measure of creativity stirred in.

Just as the oak tree develops from the gene that lies within the acorn and a bird develops from the gene that lies asleep in the egg, so too will your achievements grow from the organized plans that first begin with your imagination. An image in your mind is the first stage of the creative process in life. From your imagination your visions and plans arise.

In his best selling book, Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill wrote:

“You will never have a definite purpose in life; you will never have self confidence; you will never have initiative and leadership unless you first create these qualities in your imagination and see yourself in possession of them.” He went on to say, “… imagination is the most marvellous, miraculous, inconceivably powerful force the world has ever known.”

There is a concept called “Fantasy - Theory - Fact.” The premise underlying this concept is that everything has its origination in the form of Fantasy, which some adventurous souls dare turn into a theory and then boldly turn into fact. Give this serious thought for a moment. The idea of moon landings, communicating by email, traveling on jets, cellular phones or wearing synthetic garments was, a very short time ago, sheer fantasy. Today, they are considered commonplace. Your marvelous mind has factors that you can, with little effort, develop to use to improve the quality of life, not just for yourself, but for human kind. Imagination is one of those creative faculties. The individuals who were responsible for the conception and creation of the email, cell phones and any of the thousands of modern conveniences we enjoy today had a highly developed imagination. Furthermore, they were not easily influenced by the opinions of the masses, the naysayers who historically have criticized
and ridiculed anything they do not understand. These pioneers used their mental faculties to fantasize, to build wild and wonderful pictures in their mind.

Then, holding their thought with their will, they watched their fantasy unfold into a theory and then into fact. They seemed to have an innate awareness that if they could visualize it, they could do it.

Use this power to let your mind play. Fantasize a much better life than you presently enjoy. Draft your future with imagination, ponder and calculate with intelligence and awareness, then knit it carefully with care. Next, devise paths and find tools to help get you there. Commit to reach new goals. The only barrier separating you from your goal is ignorance – ignorance of how simple, and simply powerful, your mind really is."

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Monday, 18 October 2010

Sterilise Drug Addicts?


Ok, so the title is a bit contentious!

I heard this debate on the radio today and I have to say I could see both points of view.
The idea came about by a woman who was taking care of 4 out of 8 children that belonged to a drug addict. The mother was basically on a rollercoaster ride to self destruction and breeding her way there at a rate of knots!

So she started a campaign to pay $200 to addicts that volunteered to be sterilised. Of course, what addict would turn down $200, so it seemed a little like a turkey shoot. Apparently there is to be a rigorous procedure in place to ensure that the volunteers are councelled before making the final decision. But where does it lead?

The counter argument is obviously, this campaign is 'telling' people 'how' to live their lives. If someone wants to go and wreck their own lives and have a horde of kids on the way they have every right to in a free society - don't they? Also, what about the possibility that the addict could turn their life around in the future and find themselves unable to have kids because of a decision they may have made in a drug haze years previous.

Hmm, not an easy one - certainly when you see the damage caused to these kids that are living with addict parents or more likely singular parent.

So, what do you think, would love to hear what you have to say.

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Friday, 15 October 2010

Thought for today...


This is more a quote for today rather than a thought although, it should definitely provoke a thought - or two!

"The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your
problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the
ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own
" ~Albert Ellis

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12 Areas Of Balance by Vishen Lakhiani


Here's the video for those, take the time to actually do this excercise and if you get time leave a comment sometime with how it made you feel.

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Learn the Concept of Bending Reality!


Just watched this interesting video from Vishen Lakhiani with an interesting idea about how to get what you want in life.

It's based on switching the order of the 4 main questions we ask:
How? When? Why? What?

What...is it I want in my life?
Why...do I want that?

Then the How and When will kind of take care of themselves.

Take a look here:

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Wednesday, 13 October 2010

How to let your true desires manifest


Today's post comes from Noah St. John author of 'The Secret Code of Success'
I'm on his subscriber list and am actually reading the book at the moment.

He sent this email thru to me today and I just had to put it on my blog as at the bottom there are some very revealing questions to ask ourselves - the answers to which could... could lead you to think a little more clearly as to what you actually want to do in your life.

So with no further ado...

"Desire was the first seed of mind."— The Rg Veda

One of the fundamental symptoms of success anorexia is not letting your true desires manifest.

Now, if you don't let your TRUE desires manifest, that means by definition that you what you have manifested is NOT your true desires.

Why does this happen? And more importantly, how can we get out of this costly, painful trap?

To answer these questions, let's go back to the beginning...

What is a DESIRE? The word desire comes from the Latin words meaning "of the lord" or "of the father".

Every action we take has its basis in a DESIRE - what I often call your Why-To's.

But many people are uncomfortable with that. They equate desire with "sex, passion, lust, greed or envy."

We've been practically brainwashed to believe that "desire" is equal to "sin."

But what is a sin? Simply put, a sin is a desire being expressed incorrectly, by a person who mis-understands his relationship to the universe and to other people.

Take greed, for example. Greed is one of the more popular sins - if you don't believe me, turn on the news or open a newspaper. You'll see examples of human greed everywhere.

Greed is the desire to gain or get more for yourself, but expressed incorrectly. In other words, the greedy person believes that he can get ahead by taking from others without giving back.

A thief is a good example of a person expressing greed. A thief takes from others and does not give back. That's why theives are punished when caught.

However, let's look at the desire behind the sin.

The desire was to gain, to win, to get ahead. Is there anything wrong with those desires themselves?


It is the most natural, correct thing in the world for a human being to want to grow, express themselves more, to win, and get ahead (improve your station in life).

However - and this is the key - if we express that desire to get ahead by taking without giving commensurate Value back, the universe will NOT support us. (See my hilarious, and embarrassing, office supplies story in Chapter 9 of The Secret Code of Success.)

That's why a thief is considered a criminal. It is incorrect in the eyes of the man (and the eyes of the universe) to TAKE without GIVING commensurate Value in return.

Let's look at another example. Suppose you and I want to start a business. What would be the only way for our business to grow and prosper?

Exactly: to provide products or services t o others that benefit THEM and improve their lives.

Do you consider this to be the activity of a "greedy" person: working to improve the lives of other people?

Me neither.

Therefore, the first thing you have to do to let your true desires manifest is to get over the idea that your desires are "bad" in the first place!

This may be one of the most challenging things we face when overcoming success anorexia. However, when seen correctly, it is also one of the simplest things to do.

So now that you know your desires are natural and OK, what do you do next?

Simply, identify what your true desires ARE.

Do you realize that most people don't even know what they really want?

Answer these questions to begin to let your true desires manifest:

1. I'd like to learn...
2. I'd love to learn...
3. If I could learn more about anything, it would be about...
4. I've always been fascinated by...
5. I'd really like to know more about...

Then, answer these questions:

1. Who could teach me about ______?
2. Who do I know who knows something about _______?
3. Where could I learn more about _________?
4. How can I attract people who know about _________ into my life?
5. Where are these people now? What are they doing and how can I help give them more of what they want?

Next to the question, "Who could teach me about ____ ?" (something you'd really like to learn), complete this sentence:
"What can I offer them that would cause them to feel really good about teaching me what I want to learn?"

Think about it. What do most people go around doing? Most people are trying to get everyone else to listen to them, agree with them, see things from their point of view, or give them something while giving nothing in return.

It's like the people who come up to me at seminars and start telling me their life story, without any regard for the line of people behind them.

I LOVE meeting people and always get a kick out of seeing my subscribers at live events.

It's just that when someone starts going on and on, with no regard for the other people around, that I start to feel like someone is TAKING without giving back.

(Don't be that guy.)

What if you turned that around, and, instead of expecting people to want to give to you, began asking, "What Value can I bring to YOU?"

I know it's counterintuitive, but do it anyway!

If you just keep on doing it, people will one of two things: really mistrust you (because they're too cynical), in which case you don't want to have them in your life anyway; or come to like, trust, even admire and respect you.

We make life so hard on ourselves. Make it EASY on yourself by giving people what they really want.

And you will find that your TRUE desires - which are, I'll bet, to help, serve, inspire, and bless people - will begin to manifest more easily, quickly, and elegantly than you've ever let yourself imagine."


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If you answer those questions and they're not too personal, I'd love to see your answers - leave a comment maybe.

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Monday, 11 October 2010

What Excuses Are You Using?


Here's a quick thought for today inspired by a short video I watched this morning (link at the bottom).
Basically, if you aren't experiencing 'exactly' what you want in life, and let's face it - even the most fortunate people are still searching for something more, then what's stopping you?

If your reply is: "Nothing, I'm working my way to all of my goals." then great, that's amazing!


If your answer started something like: "Well, the thing is..." or "I would if only..." or "I don't have_____ so I can't..." then maybe this is your excuse.
What if for every single reason (excuse) somebody could show you a successful person who overcame that particular barrier, over and over, for every reason you could think of - what would you be left with?
No more excuses!
Then what?
Then you'd either have to throw your hands up and say "I can't be bothered" or you'd have to get off your arse and use one of those examples as your inspiration to get on with something.

So, I'm going to ask myself what my excuses might be in relation to certain goals I've not yet accomplished.

If you have the time and the inclination to watch the video (don't worry, there's no pitch fest on it!) then click this link:


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Thursday, 7 October 2010

The Blame Game cont...


Here's the conclusion of yesterday's post...

"We control in the name of love. We do it because we're 'only trying to
help.' We do it because we know best how things should go and how
people should behave. We do it because we're right and they're wrong.
We control because we're afraid not to do it. We do it because we don't
know what else to do. We do it to stop the pain. We control because we
think we have to. We control because we don't think. We control because
controlling is all we can think about. Ultimately we may control
because that's the way we've always done things. Tyrannical and
dominating, some rule with an iron hand. . . . Others do their duty
behind a costume of sweetness and niceties, secretly going about their
business--other people's business."

Two of the keystone elements in all of this codependency is, according
to Beattie, "Suffering people's consequences for them" and "Solving
people's problems for them." In other words, there is a real quid pro
quo in cookie sharing, and it too is at least somewhat based on
codependent patterns.

My friend gave up her codependent behavior and threw all of her cookies
away. She chose to become self-empowered and has made wonderful strides
in the process. If you asked her, she would tell you life is a miracle,
and she is very happy today. Still, her sister, with whom she has
always been very close, has not budged. Her sister carries all the
cookies she can and spends nearly every moment sharing them. Despite
soft approaches at trying to turn on a light in the sister's head, my
friend now finds herself in that place where many who refuse to play
these games eventually arrive. It is hard to change when those you love
the most are fixed in ways that steal your power. My friend has decided
that the next time her sister plays the blame game, she will say
something to end this behavior. You see, when you stop saving your
cookies and get on with taking responsibility for everything in your
life, your life improves. When that happens, you lose any and all
desire to be a cookie keeper."

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Wednesday, 6 October 2010

The Blame Game


Got this through on a newsletter I'm subscribed to from Eldon Taylor. He's a fascinating bloke and has a lot of insightful thoughts. Hope you enjoy...

"There are those who cling to their "right" to blame. I have a friend in
South Africa who is a lie detection examiner. He has a model I like. He
calls it something else, but we'll call it the "bad-luck fortune
cookies" game. So, this is the story of these special cookie
collectors. They go through life collecting all the cookies they can.
Riding on the escalator of life, they will even jump high in the air to
catch one, just so they can put it in their backpack of life experience
and share it later. And share they do. Each evening, whether at home or
in the pub, on the telephone or via e-mail, they tell their friends all
about the cookies of the day. These sharings go like this:

First Person: "Do you know what happened to me today? The clerk in the
gas and grocery would not take my credit card because I left my purse
at work with my identification in it; and she knows me. Heck, she sees
me nearly every day--but she is a real grouch anyway." Second Person:
"That sucks, but do you know what my boss said to me today? He informed
me that I was always late from lunch and told me in no uncertain terms
that I would either be on time or lose my job. He knows that the
traffic is horrible at lunch, and he's always gone more than an hour. I
should just tell him to stuff it!" Third Person: "Your day was nearly
as bad as mine. I had a damn cop stop me for nearly nothing. Everyone
in traffic was changing lanes, and just because I cut in front of him,
he gave me a ticket. That's my third one this year, and my insurance
costs are going to go through the roof as a result. These damn cops
should be out catching criminals, not honest tax-paying citizens."
First Person: "Life sucks. Is your husband still being a jerk? Oh, but
you know, speaking of insurance rates, my insurance company canceled my
insurance just because I was late with their payment. Then the idiot
that ran into me--well that led to a fine for my not having insurance.
And on top of that, they blamed me for the accident, and it wasn't my

By now you get the idea. These people gather to share their cookie
stories, and that is largely what their social life is all about. If
you want to have some fun, step up to the cookie keepers and point out
how wonderful life is. You might even explain the blame game and cookie
keeper philosophy, but make sure you have a plan for a quick retreat.
Cookie keepers choose, whether or not they want to admit it, to hold
tightly to the blame game. An otherwise productive and joyful life is
thrown away in exchange for the "Don't you feel sorry for me?"
exchanges. That is another part of the cookie keeper game. To belong to
their group, you must be willing to be understanding and sympathetic.
It's okay to top the cookie of another with a more unpleasant cookie of
your own but not if you fail to recognize the poor, picked-on nature of
the other cookie keeper.

A dear friend of mine grew up in a codependent family relationship, one
of those Melody Beattie so aptly defines in her books such as
Codependent No More. It's the relationship most of us know something
about, for we have heard many of those conditional statements growing
up. They are ones that go like this: "If you loved me, you would ____.
If you had any respect for me, you would not ______. I did this for
you, is it too much to expect _________ from you? I think if you cared
about me, you would______." And so forth. You fill in the blanks.
Beattie sets out several criteria for recognizing codependence. In her
words, "Codependents are the people who consistently, and with a great
deal of effort and energy, try to force things to happen:"

In order to keep these posts easily readable I'll post the concluding part tomorrow.

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Saturday, 2 October 2010

Wise words from Neale


Today is an extract from Neale Donald Walsch's weekly bulletin.
There's a link at the end if you want to visit and sign up to receive it, I find it always has something of interest or learning in it.
This one that came through today was a great example, something for everyone to learn in here - hope you enjoy.

"Our discussion today has to do with the Five Natural Emotions. These are: grief, anger, envy, fear, and love. And within these, also, there are two final levels: love and fear.

While the five natural emotions include love and fear, these two are the basis of all emotions. The other three of the five natural emotions are outgrowths of these two.

Ultimately, all thoughts are sponsored by love or fear. This is the great polarity. This is the primal duality. Everything, ultimately, breaks down to one of these. All thoughts, ideas, concepts, understandings, decisions, choices, and actions are based in one of these. And, in the end, there is really only one.


In truth, love is all there is. Even fear is an outgrowth of love, and when used effectively, expresses love. You may ask, "Fear expresses love?" And the answer is, in its highest form, yes. Everything expresses love, when the expression is in its highest form. Does the parent who saves the child from being killed in traffic express fear, or love?

"Well, both, I suppose," you might say. "Fear for the child's life, and love -- enough to risk one's own life to save the child."

Precisely. And so here we see that fear in its highest form becomes love . . . is love . . . expressed as fear.

Similarly, moving up the scale of natural emotions, grief, anger, and envy are all some form of fear, which, in turn, is some form of love.

One things leads to another. Do you see?

The problem comes in when any of the five natural emotions become distorted. Then they become grotesque, and not recognizable at all as outgrowths of love, much less as God, which is what Absolute Love is.

I've heard of the five natural emotions before -- from my wonderful association with Dr. Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross. She taught me about them.

Grief is a natural emotion. It's that part of you which allows you to say goodbye when you don't want to say goodbye; to express -- push out, propel -- the sadness within you at the experience of any kind of loss. It could be the loss of a loved one, or the loss of a contact lens.

When you are allowed to express your grief, you get rid of it. Children who are allowed to be sad when they are sad feel very healthy about sadness when they are adults, and therefore usually move through their sadness very quickly.

Children who are told, "There, there, don't cry," have a hard time crying as adults. After all, they've been told all their life not to do that. So they repress their grief.

Grief that is continually repressed becomes chronic depression, a very unnatural emotion. People have killed because of chronic depression. Wars have started, nations have fallen.

Anger is a natural emotion. It is the tool you have which allows you to say, "No, thank you." It does not have to be abusive, and it never has to be damaging to another.

When children are allowed to express their anger, they bring a very healthy attitude about it to their adult years, and therefore usually move through their anger very quickly.

Children who are made to feel that their anger is not okay -- that it is wrong to express it, and, in fact, that they shouldn't even experience it -- will have a difficult time appropriately dealing with their anger as adults.

Anger that is continually repressed becomes rage, a very unnatural emotion.

People have killed because of rage. Wars have started, nations have fallen.

Envy is a natural emotion. It is the emotion that makes a five-year-old wish he could reach the doorknob the way his sister can -- or ride that bike. Envy is the natural emotion that makes you want to do it again; to try harder; to continue striving until you succeed. It is very healthy to be envious, very natural. When children are allowed to express their envy, they bring a very healthy attitude about it to their adult years, and therefore usually move through their envy very quickly.

Children who are made to feel that envy is not okay -- that it is wrong to express it, and, in fact, that they shouldn't even experience it -- will have a difficult time appropriately dealing with their envy as adults.

Envy that is continually repressed becomes jealousy, a very unnatural emotion. People have killed because of jealousy. Wars have started, nations have fallen.

Fear is a natural emotion. All babies are born with only two fears: the fear of falling, and the fear of loud noises. All other fears are learned responses, brought to the child by its environment, taught to the child by its parents. The purpose of natural fear is to build in a bit of caution. Caution is a tool that helps keep the body alive. It is an outgrowth of love. Love of Self.

Children who are made to feel that fear is not okay -- that it is wrong to express it, and, in fact, that they shouldn't even experience it -- will have a difficult time appropriately dealing with their fear as adults.

Fear that is continually repressed becomes panic, a very unnatural emotion. People have killed because of panic. Wars have started, nations have fallen.

Love is a natural emotion. When it is allowed to be expressed, and received, by a child, normally and naturally, without limitation or condition, inhibition or embarrassment, it does not require anything more. For the joy of love expressed and received in this way is sufficient unto itself. Yet love which has been conditioned, limited, warped by rules and regulations, rituals and restrictions, controlled, manipulated, and withheld, becomes unnatural.

Children who are made to feel that their natural love is not okay -- that it is wrong to express it, and, in fact, that they shouldn't even experience it -- will have a difficult time appropriately dealing with love as adults.

Love that is continually repressed becomes possessiveness, a very unnatural emotion. People have killed because of possessiveness. Wars have started, nations have fallen.

And so it is that the natural emotions, when repressed, produce unnatural reactions and responses. And most natural emotions are repressed in most people. Yet these are your friends. These are your gifts. These are your divine tools, with which to craft your experience. You are given these tools at birth. They are to help you negotiate life."

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