1. What would it feel like if you had a perfectly successful life?
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2. Describe what your day would be like if you had the perfectly successful life that you’ve always wanted
Waking up each morning with my wife knowing that we could do anything we wanted to, not to have any financial worries, enjoy our day doing things such as going to the theatre, going out for a nice meal and feeling totalling contented.
3. What would your life be like if you were successful at everything you do?
Living in a nice house with no mortgage, being able to afford to do many things such as travelling, holidays, helping the family financially, supporting charities and helping others to achieve financial success
Listening to brain expert and the inventor of Mind Maps, Tony Buzan, I am starting to understand what an amazing neck-top computer we are all born with. It starts working the moment we take our first breath and doesn’t stop until the moment we have to stand up in public to speak for the first time.
Just like the very inferior computers that are housed in tin boxes, rather than inside our heads, we too require an operating system to run on but, in our case, it doesn’t come on a disc or a download.
Throughout life we work hard to develop our own software through our many experiences, our curiosity and through what we learn from those around us. It’s a sort of BOS – a Brain Operating System rather than the computer version, DOS – which has probably got more bugs than Kew Gardens!
One of the things our amazing brain quickly picks up is what interests us and what doesn’t. Knowing our preferences, it very efficiently shows us more of the things we like and fewer of the things we don’t. How clever!
With the torrent of information being thrown at us every waking hour, knowing what is relevant, and what is not, is very important. These days, information overload is a real problem. It is just as well that nature has given us a method of handling it.
Our subconscious mind is a bit like a video recorder that records the programmes we don’t like, and plays them back when we are out. Amazing!
It was this talent that enabled Admiral Horatio Nelson at the battle of Copenhagen in 1801, to famously hold his telescope up to his blind eye and say “I see no ships” and went on to follow his instinct and win despite his orders. We can all choose what we see or don’t see. And that is particularly true of opportunity.
There are certainly people who have the notion that somebody is going to pay them a living wage for sitting on their sofa, watching daytime television and doing something meaningful with envelopes at the same time. People who reply to those sorts of adverts deserve everything that is coming to them, or rather that isn’t. For them, opportunity could be dancing naked in front of them, trying to get their attention, and they would still be trying to look round it in order to see the screen.
But even for those who find themselves at one of life’s crossroads, it can be just as difficult. When anyone has been in a job for a long time, routine takes over and our brain ceases to look out for alternatives to what we are doing. After all, it’s not relevant, as we are settled into our comfort zone.
And when, suddenly, our circumstances change; the job that we have become dependent on for so long is no longer there, we feel even more helpless because we have ceased to be aware of any alternatives that exist outside the world of our work. It is as if our brain has put us in blinkers and we can only look backwards at the past and not forward to a new and different future.
If you are caught in these headlights and are blinded to other possibilities, here are some ideas.
Firstly, stop thinking of yourself in terms of the job title or pigeonhole which your unenlightened previous employer chose to put you in. Although you went along with it at the time, you knew then and you know now, that you were capable of far more than they gave you the opportunity to demonstrate. And now, with what you have learned during that time and the experience you have gained, you are now worth considerably more.
No longer are you merely Adams in Accounts or Grimshaw in Groceries, you now have the chance to become, once again, the real you.
Never forget that all employers will pay as little as they can get away with to get you to do what they need. So never think of yourself in terms of the salary you were on. They bought you at wholesale rates, they sold you (or rather what you did for them) at full retail. That is how a business makes a profit!
But now, you are in charge. You are your own Boss. You can profit from 100% of everything you are capable of. And that is a lot! The past finished yesterday. It had its good and its bad points. But you now have today, so use it wisely! Your subconscious mind can’t help you until you re-programme it to the new task you need it to perform. So start researching, reading, asking questions and open your mind to the world of opportunities that surround you. Contrary to what you may be reading in the papers, some sections of the economy are booming. Find out what is working out there. You’d be surprised! Just open your mind to new possibilities.
No-one is ever born to be an accountant or an engineer. They become one as a result of all the many little choices they made over the years. Now you can make some different choices and reinvent yourself as anything you want to be.
What do you enjoy? What did you always dream of being before people told you to stop daydreaming? What could you do now based on the experience and skill-set you have – not necessarily in the same industry? What new qualifications or courses could you take? Don’t prejudge anything. Open your mind and you may find that the future could be far more exciting and rewarding than anything you’ve experienced before.
Never forget that the Law of Attraction is working 24/7. By mentally becoming the person you want to become, you will start to attract to yourself the people and the circumstances that you need. It all starts in our amazing brains. So give yourself a check-up from the neck up and banish stinking thinking from your life. Your future awaits.
© Copyright 2011 Chris Day
THIS IS GOOD NEWS!
THE PRINCIPLES OF Dale Carnegie’s book, How to win friends and infuence people are often thought of as superficial. To some degree, this is true as far as it goes, but it doesn’t go far enough. The truth is, almost every relationship starts superficially. The relationship between parents and their children is the one exception.
Relationships progress from superficial acquaintances to deep friendships. If you want to form friendships, you must start out at the surface level and this gives you a place to start from which you can form a deeper friendship.
Recall how your previous good friendships have started. They weren’t profound at the beginning. They were superficial. And you gradually got to know your friend better. You shared more experiences. You found more common ground as time went on. That’s how it works. You can’t skip the superficial stage, so you might as well master this level.
Many of the friendships you formed in childhood began before you even remember. But this is how they began. This is how they all start: First you learn a person’s name and where she is from and what she does for a living. Then you learn her interests. If you find common ground, the relationship gradually moves from the superficial to the deeper and more lasting kind of friendship.
So in your quest to form a lasting friendship, an understanding of how to form superficial relationships is essential. Learn the principles and apply them. Read the book. Listen to the book on tape, and learn to get to know people superficially. Form superficial bonds. If you find a person you want to go further with — if you want to form a more than superficial relationship, you can begin to open up. But the principles from Carnegie’s book will apply even at the deepest levels. Whether your friendship is superficial or profound, it is still important to listen well, to express your interest in the other person, to appreciate her, etc.
For some pursuits, there are no shortcuts, and developing friendships is one of these. You cannot skip the beginning part and jump straight to the deeper parts. Begin at the beginning. Start with the superficial and move gradually deeper.
To form deep friendships, first learn to form superficial friendships.
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HOW VALUABLE EVERY SINGLE DAY IS?
With due acknowledgement to an unknown author, the article below challenges us on the way we should be thinking about 2012 and beyond. Do we want to continue to do the same things we have done over the last few years or do we want to break out of this mould!
“Get around the right people. Associate with positive, goal-oriented people who encourage and inspire you. Avoid negative people at all costs. They are the greatest destroyers of self-confidence and self-esteem.” (Brian Tracy)
“What did we talk about the whole evening? How we have time for nothing else but work, work, work all the time. Taking care of other people’s needs, building other people’s businesses. We all come home tired in the evenings and all we have energy for is to eat, do the laundry and flop on the sofa to watch TV. What happened to the dreamers we all were at school?
The things we would do if we had one month to live. Call all our family members and friends and tell them we love them. Travel to Hawaii and watch the sun set. Go to see a real volcano. Write a novel. Go to the opera. Paint scenery we love. Donate money to a charity. Buy a new car. Read the Bible from cover to cover. Go meditate in a Buddhist centre. Plant trees. Read that archaeology book that has been collecting dust for years.
It makes you think, doesn’t it? It makes us realize how valuable every single day is. And yet most of us are so stuck in our everyday routines that we don’t even question what we are doing anymore.”
“Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.” (Brian Tracy)
2012 could be a magical year full of promise and opportunity for you – looking forward to an exciting twelve months ahead – here in the United Kingdom there are the Queen’s 60th Anniversary Celebrations and the Olympics taking place in London. Equally all over the world there are wonderful things taking place.
So – it’s not a perfect world but “life is what you make it!” It is all up to you.
Make some New Year’s Resolutions; make a list of all the things you would like to do in 2012 and tick them off as you achieve them; set realistic goals for the next year, 3 years and 5 years; talk with positive people who could help you to achieve your dreams and financial aspirations. The choices are there but at the end of the day IT IS UP TO YOU!
Wishing you every happiness and good fortune in 2012 and beyond.