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=================================== Balancing Your Life in 4 Easy Steps - by Tony Mase © Tony Mase - All Rights Reserved http://www.tonymasesinnercircle.com =================================== It's easy to get overwhelmed and fatigued from time to time. After all, the stresses of daily life can quickly spiral out of control and, suddenly, you feel like you've got demands tugging at you from every which way! Want some balance in your life? Luckily, you don't have to give your life a complete overhaul to do it! Balancing your life doesn't mean quitting your job and moving to a deserted tropical island. All you really have to do is get YOURSELF balanced. Once you do, all of the external stuff will fall into place. Sounds easy - but how do you actually DO that? 1. Give yourself some "me time". What's the first thing you sacrifice when things get tough? Your personal quiet time! You don't feel right cutting out "real" responsibilities, so you figure you can make do by skipping out on "me time". That's a big mistake though. The less time you spend relaxing, the worse you're going to feel. Your energy supply won't be able to keep up and even the simplest of responsibilities is going to feel like a giant boulder on your shoulders. Even if you only take a few minutes to do some quick meditation, read one chapter of your favorite book, or simply sit down outside and enjoying nature, you'll feel much better. Suddenly, the stress won't seem so bad and you'll actually feel peaceful! 2. Take care of yourself. The best "me time" in the world won't make up for bad habits. If you want to balance your life, you've got to give your body the tools to do it - like 8 hours of sleep every night, a diet chock full of healthy foods, and daily exercise. In addition to giving you extra energy, all of these will make you better able to speak kindly to yourself, instead of drowning in a sea of negative thoughts. After all, when YOU can't cut yourself some slack, you're going to feel like the rest of the world can't either! 3. Stop thinking about the "shoulda", "coulda", "woulda". Everyone has a mental picture of how their lives "should be". Then, when some obstacle gets in the way, you can't deal with it!
Instead of heaping all of that stress on yourself, be flexible. Just because things "shoulda", "coulda", or "woulda" been different doesn't mean they necessarily would have been better. Plus, when you're constantly trying to live up to unrealistic expectations, you'll never appreciate what you've got. If you can learn to go with the flow, you'll be able to tackle problems and crises much more successfully. Instead of measuring them up to how things "should be", you'll focus your energy on solving problems - without drama and frustration. 4. Be on the lookout for simple outer changes. Yes, balancing your life starts from within, but there may be a few things you can do to change your external situation too. For example, if you get stressed out because you have your son's Little League team over after every win, stop - or, only have the team over sometimes. If it has become too much of a drain on your time and energy, why not ask the other parents to take over the hosting duties every now and then? That way, you can help with the party, instead of taking full command over the party. Bottom line - there are probably plenty of activities that no longer fit into your desired lifestyle. If you get rid of them, you'll have a much easier time feeling balanced! ----- Tony Mase is a serious student of the works of Wallace D. Wattles and the publisher of the "A Powerful Life: The Lost Writings of Wallace D. Wattles" ebook by Wallace D. Wattles... ========================================================== "A Powerful Life: The Lost Writings of Wallace D. Wattles" "How to Get What You Want" by Wallace D. Wattles together with twenty-four other rare books and articles written by Wallace D. Wattles. Click Here Now => http://www.wallacedwattles.com ======================================================
– by Tony Mase © Tony Mase – All Rights Reserved http://www.tonymasesinnercircle.com ==========================================
Abundance isn’t just measured in terms of money or material possessions. If you’re truly living a life of abundance, you’re completely enriched – both inside and out. When you’re living a life of abundance, you’re healthy and vibrant, you’re living with a sense of purpose, and you find legitimate joy in your own sense of strength and character.
But what if you’re not living a life of abundance?
That’s OK. While it may appear only a few lucky people get to live abundantly, the truth is abundance is for everyone. With a little bit of work, you can achieve it!
Did you know you’re completely surrounded by abundance?
The beautiful sunset, the pristine lake, and the gorgeous oak tree you see every day are all examples of abundance. However, it’s up to you to notice it and incorporate it into your life.
In fact, the amount of abundance you do – or do not – experience is up to you. We all set limits for ourselves, so it’s up to you to make sure your limits are appropriate. If you limit your emotions, behaviors, and thoughts, you’re going to wind up limiting the amount of abundance you experience, too.
Sadly, though, most people don’t realize they’ve limited themselves too much until it’s too late. By then, they’re stuck in a rut And, as you’ve probably heard, “old habits die hard” – meaning it’s tough to change.
It’s also important to understand the role society plays in your lack of abundance.
Sure, you can choose to stop limiting yourself – but is society actually limiting you, too? Let’s face it, even the most advanced societies have more than their fair share of “have nots”. Many governments even profit off of citizens’ poor health, bad debts, and daily struggles.
So, how do you combat problems like these?
Just because these problems exist doesn’t mean you have to accept them. If you want to live a better life, go out and do it! If you live in a capitalist society, you can go out and work for wealth and prosperity. However, if you simply sit around focusing on the negative, you’re never going to do any better than you’re doing right now.
And, as you might suspect, creating a life of abundance isn’t a passive activity. It’s not like you can pull up to the window, place your order, and wait for your “abundance value meal” to be handed to you. Instead, you have to actively go out and seek it. If you can provide something of value, people will be more than happy to pay for your contribution. As long as you understand what constitutes true abundance – and understand the work it takes to get it – no goal will be beyond your reach.
Remember, wealth, success, and love are all types of abundance. If you’re going to be a part of the abundance flow, you’re going to have to be an active participant. If you create these types of abundance for yourself and others, you can expect to have more of them come back to you.
If you don’t do anything to create these types of abundance, you’ll never know what it’s like to live a life of abundance. Instead, you’ll wind up with a very random and chaotic existence.
So, what are you waiting for?
Go out and make positive changes! Your abundant life is waiting!
—– Tony Mase is a serious student of the works of Wallace D. Wattles and the publisher of “The Science of Abundant Life” ebook by Wallace D. Wattles… ============================================================ “The Science of Abundant Life” by Wallace D. Wattles “The Science of Getting Rich” by Wallace D. Wattles together with Wallace D. Wattles’ “The Science of Being Well”, “The Science of Being Great”, “How to Promote Yourself”, “The New Science of Living and Healing”, and “Hell-fire Harrison”. Click Here Now => http://www.thescienceofabundantlife.com ===================================================
by John Mann
If you’re an Internet based entrepreneur looking to get your business started off on the right foot than you should look into Jay Kubassek. His system allows individual entrepreneurs the ability to succeed by connecting them with the clients that will make their business a success.
As an entrepreneur, Jay Kubassek founded CarbonCopyPRO in 2007 and quickly transformed it into a leading Internet marketing education company. CarbonCopyPRO was developed to help fellow Internet entrepreneurs develop the crucial leads that are so important to any successful business. But they just don’t help you find leads they also help you make the sale as well.
In order to grow into an international firm with over 100 clients worldwide Jay Kubassek must be doing something right. The service they provide to their clients gives them access to their lead generation system along with tips for closing the sale. By helping a new business produce leads CarbonCopyPRO has a high return rate among its clients. Not only do they help you find leads they also provide assistance in closing the deal.
When starting a business often the hardest part is consistently generating new leads to increase your revenue. The second part after generating the lead is closing the sale. Each of these steps is equally important if you want your business to survive. The CarbonCopyPRO system offers the small business owner the resources required to reach their sales goals.
One of the major factors in his success is that Jay Kubassek realized the importance of how the Internet is changing the face of business. By providing new business with the tools required to be successful, he has established himself as an Internet entrepreneur pioneer. As many experts will tell you the ability to earn a sizable income online will only get easier as the use of the Internet expands.
Jay Kubassek also has several outside ventures in addition to his business dealings. He contributes to a number of charities such as: The Children’s Institute for Autism, The Salvation Army, Mount Sinai Juvenile Diabetes, and The National Breast Cancer. Jay was also the lead driver in the 2008 Baja off-road race.
By recognizing the profound change that the Internet has had on the world’s market place Jay Kubassek has found a common market for all the world’s economies. Focusing on the will that exists in every beginning entrepreneur to succeed has allowed him to develop one of the most popular Internet marketing education companies available today.
How can you be more creative? How can you turn creative ideas into cash. Want to be better at creative thinking?
In Australia at the moment we are celebrating the Australian Innovation Festival.
This years theme is Innovation and You.
The festival was established to celebrate the best in Australian innovation.
According to the official brochure innovation can be defined as “a process that transfers ideas through business activity into saleable goods, processes and services.”
I have been proud to present a range of seminars as part of the festival and attend the official launch.
As I sat, listened and then reflected on his presentation, here is my analysis distilled down into my Top 10 Tips:
Don’t rely only on your own individual talent to have and implement ideas. When you have ideas you need to convince people to invest in those ideas. This relies on your confidence and ability to persuade people to turn a dream into reality. If you’re not confident in your idea how can you convince others to invest time, money and resources in it?
The best answers to problems are solved by observation, analysis and insight. Take time out to practice these too often lost skills. Appreciate time working on your own. As Dr Karl Kruszelnicki says in his IQ case study on Nobel Prize Winners (who by the way have normal IQs around the 120 mark), “its not the answers that get you to the blue hall, but the questions!”
Ideas are available to anyone. All you need is your brain because it is made up of perceptions and memories which form inherited ideas. Put the priority on ideas rather than data. In our democratic and populist societies, we’re seeing the rise of the individual. Be an individual to stand out from the crowd and nurture your uniqueness, but also be a team player. This unique combination is essential for success.
It is a credo I live by. Framed hanging on the wall in my office in a prominent position is a poster with my logo and this message:
“OUR CORE VALUES. The following values are actively fostered, encouraged and central to the way we do business:
Have an attitude, live it and be consistent.
The barriers of entry for new ideas are extremely low, even non-existent. You need to outsmart your competition and understand patents, copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property laws that protect ideas. What business is about, is not the technology, but about ideas and the application and protection of ideas.
Howkins compares the examples of two brilliant men, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and inventor of the Internet, Tim Berners-Lee. Gates protected his idea and is now the wealthiest man on the planet. Berners-Lee didn’t and yet his invention has changed the way we communicate.
Being part of the creative economy is about changing people’s minds. If you want your ideas to be taken seriously, you need to have outstanding persuasion and influence skills.
Ideas are about doing something different and better. Borrow. Innovate. In beautiful Perth where I live, as well as the low cost of living, stunning lifestyle and great weather – we have another advantage. I call it the isolation, ideas and innovation factor. We live in the most isolated city in the world and this is both a negative and positive. The positive is remoteness breeds creativity. When you stop learning, you stop being creative.
We now live in an economy where creativity, the media and entertainment dominate. It seeps into every crease, fold and cranny in our lives. Learn to excel in this economy. Understand the pressures and the principles of living in this age.
I call this a time when the Three C’s of Change are on the increase:
Chaos – Our lives are getting busier and busier and more and more chaotic as we sift through the masses of information coming at us.
Clutter – This mass of information is getting held up, like grains of sand in an hourglass, and the sheer volume is cluttering up our lives and decision-making processes.
Competition – It is an increasingly competitive marketplace now, with me too brands, look at me brands, and global brands dominating the marketplace. It is increasingly difficult to be truly unique and standout from the crowd.
There’s a well-known saying along the lines of “a mistake is only a mistake if you don’t learn from it.” The rate of failure is high within an economy built on ideas. That failure can be at a personal, company or even Government policy level. Learn how to deal with failure and manage it. Traditionally bureaucrats have focussed on policy and businesses avoid risk.
When a senior executive at the ABC, I always found this a challenge as a manager. A delicate balancing act was required to encourage creativity to make good programs on the one hand, while working within a dinosaur-like, bureacratic, public service culture where policy and process dominate. I learned the hard way there is an unstable relationship between creativity, innovation and bureacracy. You can read a full article about these challenges originally published in The West Australian newspaper in November 2000 here.
How creative you are, whether your ideas are accepted and how often you fail will impact on your personal identity. Your identity is how others see you. Manage these perceptions and build a strong personal brand that is resilient, reliable and real.
Ideas are the currency and rules by which we get access to capital. If you have the right idea, with the right support, you can have great fun and make a huge amount of money along the way.
Thomas Murrell MBA CSP is an international business speaker, consultant and award-winning broadcaster. Media Motivators is his regular electronic magazine read by 7,000 professionals in 15 different countries.
You can subscribe by visiting http://www.8mmedia.com. Thomas can be contacted directly at +6189388 6888 and is available to speak to your conference, seminar or event. Visit Tom’s blog at http://www.8mmedia.blogspot.com.
by Gary Simpson
Victim mentality. Do you have it? Not sure? Then let me ask you a few simple questions.
Do you find yourself saying, or thinking, any or all of these things on a regular basis:
“Responsibility is the price of greatness.” Winston Churchill said that. Can you imagine what sort of position England would have been in during WWII if Churchill hadn’t stepped up? What if he’d decided: “Oh stuff this. I’m just going to find a quiet little place in the country where I can go and smoke my cigars and drink my scotch until this horrible mess just blows over. Let somebody else fill the breach. I’m out of here.” So many people think this way.
If you keep making excuses for yourself instead of seeking solutions then you will always take on the role of a victim.
A victim mentality can be overcome. Keep trying. That’s all it takes. Find better ways to do things. Learn. You can turn victim mentality into champion mentality. All it takes is a willingness to learn and some discipline to keep trying.
About the author: Gary Simpson is the author of eight books covering a diverse range of subjects such as self esteem, affirmations, self defense, finance and much more. His articles appear all over the web. Gary’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to go to his
Motivation & Self Esteem for Success website where you can receive his “Zenspirational Thoughts” plus an immediate FREE copy of his highly acclaimed, life-changing e-book “The Power of Choice.”
Remember the news stories about people suing fast-food companies because they were responsible for the fact that they were now fat? Or the friend who hasn’t taken a vacation from work in 15 years? Or how you keep saying, “I just don’t get enough sleep?” Choices…it’s all about choices.
Each day we make choices that influence our pace and quality of life. And, many of the choices we make are unconscious. While it’s a good thing we don’t have to think about every little choice we make due to the abundance of energy it can take. It is important that we make good decisions when it comes to creating balance between our work-related activities and the rest-of-our-life activities. Otherwise, we can find ourselves living with the effect of our choices such as feeling overwhelmed or out of control.
Research on work-life balance shows us a picture that’s probably not too surprising: We work while we’re on vacation. We call in with a fake sick day just to take a breather, reflect, or catch up on sleep. This kind of lifestyle can lead to physical and emotional illness. That’s not what we want and is a lifestyle that becomes increasingly difficult to wake up from.
Better work-life balance though, is high on the priority list for many workers, especially the generations following the Baby Boomers who see quality of life as a top priority, not monetary compensation. Companies are starting to realize the benefit of providing actual work-life balance training for their employees making this an increasingly hot topic.
But the sovereign architect of the quality of our work-life balance is, and will always remain, you and me. It comes down to the choices we make. Every hour of every day. To slow down … or to speed up. To take time to smell the flowers … or not. It’s not that one or the other is good or bad. It’s about making conscious choices with an awareness of what’s needed or wanted at the time. To live in a way that allows us to be present to ourselves, to our lives, and to others.
There was a photo once in a magazine ad that showed a father and little son in ski outfits on the slopes, with big smiles on both their faces. The caption read, “No one ever looked back and wished they’d spent more time at work.” As you contemplate your own work-life balance or imbalance, know that it is possible to build a balanced relationship between the two if you are willing to take the time to examine your current priorities with honesty, craft a plan for changes and implement it, and remember that small changes often yield big results.
It’s your choice.
Dr. Marla Enhelder, Working Mom Coach & Mentor, is the CEO of Take Charge Mama, a company devoted to empowering working moms to effectively manage their time and energy, create balance between work and family, and ultimately live a life that they absolutely love! To get your FREE Audio CD by mail and receive Marla’s weekly newsletter packed with tips that you can implement immediately, please visit http://www.takechargemama.com
We might wonder why some people do not achieve success despite having the opportunity, ability or education. Even though they seem to have good intentions and they seem to be working in the right way, success appears to elude them. While there can be a number of things that prevent people from being successful, they might be missing one or all these three crucial elements.
If you do not have any real goals, then you will tend to drift and let life take care of itself. Of course, there are some things you have to do: get out of bed; get to work; keep yourself clean; pay the rent; buy the groceries, but they are not life goals. These are necessary parts of living. Goals project beyond everyday living and give you a greater purpose.
You need to work consistently at getting what you want, but you will only work at something that is important to you. The more you want it the harder you will work at it. Your goals need to create some feelings of excitement and determination to make you do what you have to do to reach them. There has to be an emotional response. If you do not feel excited or determined to change your life to what you want it to be, then you will not be committed to doing what you have to do.
Studies have shown that many children lose confidence when they go into primary school, where they find they are not good at some subjects. Then, as they meet their peers or adults who pull them down, they can suffer further loss of self-belief. In addition to that, most of us have an accumulation of experiences that says we cannot do some things because we tried and failed. It’s no wonder we can lack self-belief in some areas of our life.
However, as we are now adults, we can do something about this. There are plenty of tools to helps us re-build our confidence, our belief in ourselves. As adults, we do not have to accept we are the way we are, and we cannot change it. We know we can be whatever we want to be. If we are not happy with our life, we can change it – people are doing it all the time.
While your idea of success may not be the same as mine, the great thing is it does not matter. Each of us can work towards our own success and use the many tools available to change our thinking by reprogramming our mind. We have the power to eliminate the elements that prevent people from being successful. We simply need the will to use them.
You can eliminate the things that prevent you from being successful. Find out how to do this by downloading the FREE software when you visit http://powerofmind.personaldevelopment.mobi William Burnell has built and sold his own business, and he has run successful sales teams. He knows what it takes to set goals, stay motivated and achieve your objectives.