3 Lies You Tell Yourself That Are Hijacking Your Success

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frustratedSometimes the only things standing between you and success are a few lies.

In fact, it’s the lies we tell ourselves that most often keep us from our dreams. Maybe we’re afraid of success, maybe we don’t think we deserve it, or maybe we don’t think it’s possible. Whatever the reason, if you get rid of the lies, pretty soon you’ll watch your dreams turn into your reality.

Here are unquestionably the 3 worst lies you tell yourself that are hijacking your success:

1.“I don’t know where to start.”

I’m going to let you in on a little secret: nobody “knows” where to start. Steve Jobs didn’t have anybody telling him exactly which step to take first. Donald Trump didn’t drag his feet because he didn’t know which property to buy first.

Successful people stop telling themselves they don’t know where to start, and they make a decision. Have you ever heard “perfect is the enemy of good?” This is exactly what that’s talking about. If you wait until you have the perfect plan, you’ll miss hundreds of good plans that could have got you what you wanted.

If you want to see your dreams made real, you’ve got to stop telling yourself you don’t know where to start.

2. “I don’t have any money.”

Listen up: you don’t need money to become a millionaire. You don’t even need to be brilliant. Look at Richard Branson. He started Virgin Records as teenager, when he was flat broke. He’s now worth $4.9 billion. And here’s the kicker: he has dyslexia.

If a dyslexic teenager with no money can become a billionaire, then you can stop telling yourself that being broke is an excuse.

And faster than you ever thought possible, you won’t have to think twice about your expenses – you’ll have enough money to live the high life.

3. “I can’t do this on my own.”

Sometimes you hear about great mentors who change people’s lives, and then you look around and wonder where your mentor is. The sad fact is, not everyone finds one. But here’s the good news: people reach their dreams without mentors every day. Think about it: Whatever your goal, the very first person to reach that goal didn’t have a mentor. So you know it’s possible.

Here’s how to do it on your own:

Make Steve Jobs your mentor. Make Richard Branson your mentor. Hell, make Albert Einstein your mentor.

If you can figure out what they did to be successful, you’ll see your deepest desires come true faster than you thought possible.

Actually, success experts have recently uncovered some uncanny similarities in what makes people like Richard Branson successful…

It turns out, most millionaires, successful artists, and people living their dreams have one thing in common…

…and it’s not “hard work.”

They share a little-known secret about the brain.

If you’re interested, check out this free presentation to see how you can use their secret to make your own dreams become reality.

>>>REVEALED: The Jaw-Dropping Secret Behind Millionaire Success (HINT: It’s NOT Hard Work)

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How To Tear Down These 3 “Success Floodgates” To Flood Your Life With Success!

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You need to open the floodgates for success to pour in.

You need to open the floodgates for success to pour in.

Do you realize how close you are to turning your dreams into your reality?

If you could see how close you are to success, you’d be kicking yourself that you haven’t just reached out to grab it yet.

The truth is, no matter how much you feel like a failure, success is literally waiting to flood your life. The only thing you have to do, is tear down the “Success Floodgates” holding it back.

Here’s 3 “Success Floodgates” holding back your dreams:

1. Making Excuses

If we choose someone successful to look at as an example, like Steve Jobs, we’ll see that he never made excuses. When things went wrong, he didn’t blame other people. He didn’t refuse to accept responsibility for his own mistakes. He didn’t try to justify his poor choices.

He didn’t make excuses because he understood that failure is going to happen. It’s not the end of the road – it’s one step on the road to success.

In fact, the next Success Floodgate you have to tear down is…

2. Fearing Failure

Like I already said, failure happens. But it’s not a dead end – it’s a step forward.

Too many people run into a tiny bit of failure, and they think they’re done forever. They give up immediately, never realizing how close they were to achieving their goals.

The problem is, they take failure personally. They think it means something’s wrong with them. But the truth is, failure is part of the journey to success.

That’s why it’s so important that you stop…

3. Beating Yourself Up

Think about it. Can you imagine Steve Jobs yelling at himself, saying that he’s dumb, or lazy, or any of the other million insults people tell themselves? Of course not!

Successful people don’t beat themselves up. They understand that taking your anger out on yourself only pushes your goals farther away. They still get upset, but they channel those emotions into constructive energy. They use that energy as jet fuel to reach their goals.

The truth about success is that you’re closer than you think. Sometimes all it takes is tearing down the floodgates, so you can let your dreams pour in.

But there’s an even easier way to turn your dreams into your reality, and it doesn’t require hard work, stress, or struggle…

You won’t believe the hidden connection that success experts recently discovered behind people like Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, and even Albert Einstein.

Check out this free presentation on this new discovery that’s changing the way people look at success, taking “hard work” out of the equation:

>>>Free Presentation: The “Brain Elevation” Secret to Success

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This Is The Year To Discover Your Passion

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A word from Adira Burchard...

Kari SamuelsIn January of 1913 I was invited to join a short webinar by a group of highly intuitive women. Among them was numerologist, Kari Sameuls. I was impressed by her enthusiasm. It is infectious!

Well, it's two years later and Kari continues to spread her enthusiasm and knowledge. Her video for 2015, is below. This is the year of the number "8" - a year of passion, prosperity and power! And it is important to harmonize yourself with these energies. It takes courage to act on your passion and use power appropriately. But if you live your passion, collaborate with others, be creative and choose love you will find that doors will open and all your dreams will manifest. Watch the video to hear Kari explain the message of this wonderful "8" year.

Do you know anything about numerology? Click on the "Leave A Comment" tab and add your ideas in the comment box below the video. And let me know what you think of the video. You can find more videos by Kari at YouTube.

 

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Steps To Becoming A Strong Leader

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Strong LeaderA leader is not born.
A leader is created.

The whole process starts inside the most dangerous place you'll ever encounter - your own mind.

How can you become a strong leader who:

  • inspires others
  • drives people toward excellence
  • holds people accountable
  • instills a sense of trust?

Learning what makes a great leader is your first step.


Here are five steps you take to become the leader you've always wanted to be:

1. Control yourself. Every great leader in history has had to become a master of self-discipline and willpower in order to stay focused on the big picture. If you don't have a goal or the drive to achieve it, you can't lead others to attain theirs.

* Follow through in everything you do. As challenging as it may be, you need to be disciplined enough to be where you need to be, when you need to be there, whether you want to or not. By being strong in your resolve and resisting temptation to give up, you are setting an example for others to live up to.

* Choose your emotional response to a situation carefully. Sometimes you'll need to practice the art of silencing your inner thoughts when they're not appropriate in order to set a positive example.

2. Project your goals. If the people you're leading don't completely understand the deeper meaning in their work, they won't share your vision or work ethic. Every step of the way, communicate with your team to make sure they're on the same wavelength and know what you expect of them.

* Get your team involved in the planning process and the implementation of your ideas. This gives everyone a greater sense of ownership toward the end result.

3. Praise highly and criticize constructively. The way you praise and criticize others can make all the difference in being able to lead effectively.

* Make sure you publicly praise the people who do excellent work for you. You'll give the person a sense of accomplishment and the drive to do even better.

* When someone does something wrong, offer constructive criticism and do it privately. Suggest solutions on how they can improve and take the time to answer any questions. They'll accept your input more willingly if they know it's done to help and not to harm.

4. Know your people. You can't truly lead a group of people unless you truly understand their hopes, dreams, struggles, pains, and goals. All the good intentions in the world mean nothing unless you have a true sense of the people you're working with.

* Talk to your team and get to know them. Getting to know each other on a personal level will strengthen the bond between you. They'll want to do better for you because you're more than just a "boss."

* Be their leader, first, and their friend second. You're their leader and that means that you have to make difficult decisions from time to time. These decisions cannot be affected by personal relationships.

5. Make the hard call. There are times when you have to bite the bullet and make some unpleasant decisions. Firing, demoting, and holding people accountable for their actions can be very hard at times. As a leader, it's your responsibility to handle these matters.

Regardless of where your leadership role takes you, believe that you can be a strong leader. Remember that in order to lead others, you must be disciplined yourself. After all, your actions will speak louder than anything you can say.

In order to gain the respect of others, strive to lead by example in every area of your life.

When you follow these simple guidelines, you'll be well on your way to becoming a true leader!

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The Secret to Overcoming Procrastination

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We welcome guest author, Moira Hutchinson of Wellness With Moira who shares her ideas on this timely subject.moira

overcoming_procrastinationOvercoming procrastination is an issue that many of us deal with (or put off dealing with) for as long as possible. Procrastination usually happens when you’re faced with doing something you don’t like to do, don’t know how to do, or fear.

When you procrastinate, the ripple effects can upset many things in your life. Delaying completing projects can affect your income, relationships, and self-esteem – not to mention your credibility!

In addition, it doesn’t just affect you; it affects everyone else close to you:

  • It can irritate your spouse and children and teach your kids to put things off, too.
  • Your friends might decide they can no longer trust you to do what you say.
  • It causes issues with your boss and co-workers who have to step in and do your work for you (until you get fired)!
  • It frustrates anyone who has to wait on you to get something done before they can do their part.
  • As bad as it seems, however, there are ways you can overcome your procrastination! Even if you’ve been putting some projects off for months, or if it has become a daily habit, you can still get back on track.

Follow these tips to transform yourself into someone who gets things done:

1. Divide and conquer. Most tasks are composed of several different pieces, which is why you’ll want to divide the task into a series of attainable action steps. Breaking it down this way makes it seem a lot easier.

  • Put some easy steps at the beginning that you can accomplish quickly.
  • Jump right in and complete those first easy steps. This will give you the confidence to continue, build momentum, and motivate you to get it finished.

2. Get some help. Don’t let pride get in the way of letting you get something accomplished.

  • If your time is short, ask someone to help with some of the tasks for you, especially the easy ones that can be dispatched quickly. This will give you more time to focus on the more difficult portions of the project.
  • Form a team and divide up the project. As the saying goes, many hands make light work! Learning to delegate helps make you more successful. If your delayed projects are at home, let your children do the parts of the project they can handle. They’ll learn some valuable life skills, too.
  • If you’re unsure of what to do, ask someone who’s done something similar before. They can quickly bring you up to speed. Once it’s no longer a mystery, you’ll find it’s not as much of a challenge as you thought!

3. Make a list. Write down all the things that you’ve been putting off so you have a concrete listing of exactly what you need to complete.

  • Put them in order of their priority. This way you’ll be sure to get the most important ones done first.
  • Divide each project into attainable tasks as explained above.
  • Post it where you can see it throughout the day.
  • Cross off each task as you finish it. Just the action of crossing something off that list makes you feel good and motivates you to get more done.
  • Reward yourself after you complete the full project.

4. Start some new habits. Now that you know some easier ways to get things done, use these same tips each day for every project that comes up.

Instead of just putting it aside for later, divide your project immediately into attainable smaller tasks, delegate what you can, and do something on it right away.

Make it a point to do this consciously for a few weeks and it will become a habit. Most experts agree that it takes three weeks to turn a conscious action into a habit.

Bernard Meltzer said: “Hard work is often easy work you didn’t get done at the proper time.” How true! The longer you put off doing a task or project, the harder it’ll be to get it done because more work has piled up, conditions have gotten worse, and others involved are now irritated with you.

Make your work easier and your life more enjoyable by following these tips to overcome your procrastination and avoid it in the future. You’ll be uber-glad you did!

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Does White Light Really Work?

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whitelightThis is a quick post. Flying this morning to Florida for business. Unsure if I was going to make it. Weather predictions were for a major storm. All I could imagine was my being forced to dig my car out of 5 foot drifts, missing my connections and missing the meeting. Yikes! Bad karma for sure. So last night, as the storm clouds gathered and the snow began to fall, I put as much "white light" around the snow, the weatherman, the snow plow driver, the car, the bus, the airplane—as much as I could!

And voila! The snow storm drifted  out to sea, leaving only a few inches on the ground. The snow plow came through 5 times last night, clearing a path for my car which started up on the first crank. The bus was on time, the plane is ready to go and there are blue skies above! White light works!!!

Do you ever use whight light to get you through tough times? Share in the comment section below. Peace to you this beautiful day.

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Nine Positive Affirmations Will Increase Your Wealth

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A reflection on the importance of having a positive attitude towards money.

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Most people think wealth refers to money in the bank. And that is true. But it is not all that is true about money. You can be wealthy in your friends, in your relationships, in your career. Feeling wealthy has a lot more to do with your attitude than your wallet.

But you will never be truly wealthy if you have a negative attitude or belief that you can't be wealthy, don't deserve to be rich, or have a lousy system for making or saving money.

Attract Wealth - subliminal reprogramming to create a life of prosperity, ease and abundance
Positive affirmations for increasing your wealth set the tone for wealth to grow in your life. Think of these affirmations as "seeds" you plant in your subconscious. They support your intention, and attract what it is you really want. By expressing the affirmations often during the day, you are reinforcing the positive possibilities each affirmation suggests and your life is opened to receiving all that you truly hope for.

Here are just a few positive affirmations for increasing your wealth that you can use today.

  • My income always exceeds my outflow.
  • I receive money easily and always have enough to meet my needs.
  • I always have more money than I require.
  • I deserve to be wealthy.
  • I easily attract money into my life.
  • I grow in prosperity each and every day.
  • Money flows into my life.
  • I am a good manager of money. New opportunities for increasing my wealth come to me each day.
  • I enjoy being prosperous.

Do you want to be wealthy? What does that mean for you? And do you believe in the power of affirmations to help make that a reality? Add your comment below.

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Seven Days To Wellness: Exercises For A Healthy Life

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One of the most valuable acts you can do to affirm yourself and increase your self-esteem, is to begin exercising on a regular schedule.

We all know we could live a more healthy life-style, with less fast food and more physical activity. I know this is one thing I need to focus on this new year. But it is so hard to stay motivated. Fitness centers make most of their money in the middle of winter. New Year's resolutions account for a lot of new memberships. But it doesn't take long before we slack off and make excuses. I have joined and failed at dozens of attempts to exercise and lose weight. And I don't like myself for it.

If you count yourself in this crowd, then you might enjoy this simple 7 day program I found on-line. Of course, check with your doctor before you begin any fitness regime.

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The true purpose of exercise* is to send a repetitive message to the body asking for improvement in metabolism, strength, aerobic capacity and overall fitness and health. Each time you exercise, your body responds by upgrading its capabilities to burn fat throughout the day and night, Exercise doesn't have to be intense to work for you, but it does need to be consistent.

*The secondary purpose of exercise is to make you feel better, look better and increase your personal self-esteem. Look good, feel good, — to believe in yourself and the unlimited opportunities is a great secondary purpose, and one that just might be your strongest motivating factor.

Engage in regular cardiovascular exercise four times per week for 20 to 30 minutes per session, and resistance training four times per week for 20 to 25 minutes per session. This balanced approach provides a one-two punch, incorporating aerobic exercise to burn fat and deliver more oxygen, and resistance training to increase lean body mass and burn more calories around the block.

Here's a sample exercise program that may work for you:

  • Warm Up -- seven to eight minutes of light aerobic activity intended to increase blood flow and lubricate and warm-up your tendons and joints.
  • Resistance Training -- Train all major muscle groups. One to two sets of each exercise. Rest 45 seconds between sets.
  • Aerobic Exercise -- Pick two favorite activities, they could be jogging, rowing, biking or cross-country skiing, whatever fits your lifestyle. Perform 12 to 15 minutes of the first activity and continue with 10 minutes of the second activity. Cool down during the last five minutes.
  • Stretching -- Wrap up your exercise session by stretching, breathing deeply, relaxing and meditating.

When starting an exercise program, it is important to have realistic expectations. Depending on your initial fitness level, you should expect the following changes early on.

From one to eight weeks -- Feel better and have more energy.

From two to six months -- Lose size and inches while becoming leaner. Clothes begin to fit more loosely. You are gaining muscle and losing fat.

After six months -- Start losing weight quite rapidly.

Once you make the commitment to exercise several times a week, don't stop there. You should also change your diet and/or eating habits. Counting calories or calculating grams and percentages for certain nutrients is impractical.

  • Eat several small meals (optimally four) and a couple of small snacks throughout the day. Make sure every meal is balanced -- incorporate palm-sized proteins like lean meats, fish, egg whites and dairy products, fist-sized portions of complex carbohydrates like whole-wheat bread and pasta, wild rice, multi-grain cereal and potatoes, and fist-sized portions of vegetable and fruits. Limit your fat intake to only what's necessary for adequate flavor
  • Drink at least eight 8-oz. glasses of water throughout the day
  • Include a multi-vitamin each day to ensure you are getting all the vitamins and minerals your body needs.
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How To Listen To Your Inner Voice

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When it comes to setting goals and determining your life purpose, it's important to slow down and listen. Not only to your heart, but to that inner voice that "knows" what is right for you. Another word for this inner voice is instinct. You must find a balance. You must find the voice of your authentic self.

The poet Rumi wrote:

“Live completely in the head and you cannot feel the breath and rhythm of life. Live completely in the heart and you may find yourself acting like a love-struck fool with poor judgment and discipline. It’s all a fine balance - the head and heart must forge a lifetime partnership if one wants to live a beautiful life.”

Learn to listen to the inner voice, your "instinct"... some may call it intuition, some may call the voice your "guardian angel"... it doesn't matter what you call it, as long as you pay attention.

You might be discouraged from following this inner voice, especially if you listen to the criticism of others. To the critics, your ideas might seem foolish or illogical and you may be tempted to follow their advice. But before you toss your own inner voice aside, ask yourself if your critics have accomplished all their goals and achieved all their dreams? How wise is their widsom, really?

Remember, this is your one life, your destiny, your purpose and your dream you are following. Listen, gather the wisdom of others, but in the end, it is your final decision what you do, and the journey and purpose you follow with your life.

Listen to your heart and your inner voice and you cannot go wrong.

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How To Determine What You Want In Life?

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Do you really know what you want out of life? Or are you one of those people who doesn't discover the answer to that question until time is almost at an end?

So many people in our culture spend countless hours watching television or wasting time doing something they really don't like. One famous quote puts it quite well: "Most people die at twenty and are buried at eighty." They are like living zombies.

You many be one of those people who are unsure of what you really want out of life. You can't make a decision or you just decide not to decide. People without definite goals are letting time pass them by.

If you count yourself among this crowd, there is no reason to stay that way. You can always refocus on new goals, and discover a new determination to meet those goals, no matter how old you are. But it does take effort.

You must be willing to look deep into your heart. Yes, your logical mind can give you clues to your deepest goals... but to discover what you really want, suspend your logical mind for a moment and ask... what are you really passionate about? What do you really want?

To listen to your heart you need to quiet your mind and spend some quiet time rediscovering what it is you really love to do, what brings you joy? for what do you have real passion? If you have a passion for something, it never feels like work. It's a joy to do it. Even if there are setbacks and obstacles in your way, your passion will carry you through.

Of course, listening to your heart does not mean you shut off your mind altogether. You must find a proper balance between the two. More on that in tomorrow's post.

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How To Boost Your Self Esteem With Affirmations

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One way to stop this negative absorption is to use positive affirmations.

1) Always speak or write your affirmations in present tense. For example, I am successful rather than I want to be successful. By making the affirmations true in “real time” you are empowered to believe them as true.

2) Believable. Your affirmations must be realistic. If you are living a life of near poverty, it is unrealistic to speak an affirmation as if you are someone with a million dollars. Instead create an affirmation that is positive but believable. For example: Each day my prosperity is increasing. My life is full of abundance and possibilities for success. These are believable affirmations.

3) When you speak your affirmations do so with conviction and a positive tone. Even if you doubt the power of affirmations, speak each one with a deliberate tone of respect in the possibility of each becoming real. Your belief in the power of affirmations will become stronger each time you speak them.

4.) Repeat your affirmations frequently during the day. Your unconscious is listening to the words and slowly the words are making an impact on your life. The words you speak attract their own reality.

5) Be patient. You have repeated or listened to negative thinking for years. That negative belief system cannot be undone in just a few days or weeks or months. It takes time to undo all that negativity. So be patient with yourself. Little by little you will see improvements in your attitude and your life. That will be the sign that your affirmations are working!

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