Jan 282009


Let’s review, by now you have figured out:

What is most important to you? What does your ideal life look like? And you have determined your plan and where to find accountability?

Now here is the glue that makes it all stick together, the conditioning of your mind. Every thought that enters our conscious or unconscious mind has an effect on us. We must closely monitor and analyze what we allow into our mind.

Quick example: I used to fall asleep with my TV on, OOO boy! Never again! Who knows what is on and what is being put into my mind while I am sleeping.

Looking at the simplest little things like this can make a huge difference. Now, when I am going to sleep, I may leave a personal development audio on or some hypnosis stuff that is mentally enlightening. These are just some quick examples about effortless steps you can take.

What will require effort on your part is consciously identifying the information you intake on a daily basis.  Who’s opinions do you listen to, what situations you focus on and how you interpret them. We are all subjected to negativity on an ongoing basis, there is no avoiding it, but what we can avoid is allowing it to influence our focus away from where it needs to be.

When you have set that laser focus on you goal and you know without equivocation YOU WILL ACCOMPLISH IT there should be no opinion or news that will influence you to think otherwise. So often I meet people out networking and their main theme is “yea we are just surviving right now trying to stick out these rough times.” Now I understand business is slower in various industries, but I also know many industries are flourishing right now. There is no shortage of opportunity, just a shortage of ambitions and determination.

In the industry I am in we put a high value on personal development and it amazes me the people who I have had to reject working with simply because their incoachability. The majority of people have a negative outlook to start with, but when you are committed to it, that is when you have a problem. If this is you, CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE! Life is too short to dwell on what may happen, or the what if’s. Life is about abundance and liveliness, happiness and love, health and prosperity, just soooo many good things and all of them are at your finger tips.

Learning what we want isn’t very difficult, creating the plan, developing accountability to both your partners and yourself is going to make you take actions. But, once all this is complete the real adventure begins because once you learn what the mind is capable of there is no unlearning it. As seeking the positive attributes in other people and situations becomes second nature you will find yourself gravitating to success. It just happens like that!  Associations will change, income will change, life will change, but first YOU MUST CHANGE!

These four simple steps are what it takes to make a dramatic change in your lifestyle, are you up for it?!?

To YOUR success!

Good Luck

Jan 262009


Are you willing to changes your actions to get all that you desire?

Obviously if you do what you have always done you will get what you have always gotten so without change you will accomplish no more than you did before.

Anthony Robins has a great method for solving problems, but it is also useful in evaluating the changes you are willing to make in order to get what you want.

1) What is not perfect yet?

2) What could be perfect?

3) What am I willing to do to make things the way I want them?

4) What am I willing to no longer do to make things the way I want them?

5) What can I do to accomplish this and enjoy the process?

These are fantastic questions because if you didn’t notice they are all presupposing perfection, you are anticipating success instead of worrying about failure. I use these questions in pretty much all areas of my life when I have anything that is troubling me. The most difficult part is allowing yourself the time to ask the questions.

Presently I am restarting the process of getting into the best shape physically and mentally I have ever been in. When I made this decision I was truly just sick and tired of being sick and tired! But here is what is different about the idea I had and the idea many people have. I sat down answered these questions, put the schedule down in my calendar for the week, and got to work immediately. When you have an idea or desire do all that you can as soon as you can to begin the creation of that habit. Since it takes 21 days to form the habit why not get started ASAP?

Find others who desire what you desire and team up. I am extremely fortunate to have a motivated workout partner for both business and physical fitness. We set up goals and a plan, and now we have the ability to keep each other accountable.

We all have a vision or passionate desire from time to time that motivates us, but it is like Jim Rohn has stated “The key is doing what needs to be done, after the excited feeling you had when you decided to do it has left you.” Having a burning desire or laser focus is a necessity when it comes to accomplishing something you never have before. Your workout partner, who should be someone will keep you accountable and not accept excuses, is like a back up motivator and can be invaluable to your success.

To Do’s: Determine what you love and must do to accomplish what you desire, get to work, and search for a workout partner along the way. Good Luck and don’t miss part 4 the conclusion!

Jan 222009


Do you believe you deserve or have the ability to achieve the lifestyle you desire?

After you determine what is important to you now you can take the time to dig deep and determine what your ideal life style looks like. What tends to hinder people once their goals are set is their inner belief in themselves.

We can set all the goals, put up all the pictures, do all the visualization we want, but if we allow that little voice of doubt that say “you’re not good enough, you can’t do it, that will never happen,” it will never feel like enough.

A great way to train yourself to learn what voice to listen to and what voice to ignore is when you are saying to yourself “I can do this, I am this,” whenever your thought begins with “I” that is your success mechanism. When you think to yourself “You are, You can’t,” anything that beginning with “You” it is your failure mechanism activating and your unconscious mind creates the perception of doubt and failure. IGNORE this voice! When you have a thought that is “you ___” make a conscious effort to retaliate on it with an “I AM” statement. At first this will take conscious effort, but in time it will become second nature and you will have weakened the failure mechanism to a point of no return.

So as you take the time to put your goals down on paper, in pictures around your house, allow them to appear in your day dreams, as your desires and goals consume you please remind yourself you are worthy. You are great and deserving of all that is wonderful. We are designed for greatness, but programmed for failure. This is why it is so necessary to surround yourself with those who have accomplished what you aspire to. They will become your support.

John Addison has a great CD titles “Don’t listen to anyone more screwed up than you are.” The title itself should be explanation enough to avoid listening to people who will try to drag you down. Life is too short to adopt other people beliefs about your actions.

Take a few hours to set your goals, find out what your ideal life looks like and begin believing you can and will accomplish it. When someone asks you what do you want to be doing in 10 years you can say it with confidence and without hesitation.

Good luck and stay tuned for part 3!