January 26, 2010
January 23, 2010
What a fabulous way to start the weekend, enjoying the gentle breeze, sitting on the swing in my garden watching the bower bird re-arrange his amazing collection of "stuff" he is so methodical in how he arranges it all. Quite the tidy little housekeeper. Ahh life is bliss.
January 20, 2010
I am sitting on my swing in the garden this morning with my laptop, it's about 30C (that's about 86Farenheit), and thankfully at present there is just the slightest breeze. The kookaburras are singing up a storm (& with the humidity that's around I wouldnt be at all surprised if we had a tropical storm later today).
What's inspired me to write today, is appreciating the luxury I have right now, of just sitting here - at home - whilst so many people go about their daily grind, battling traffic jams, caught up in office politics and the whole stress of the 9 - 5 (actually more like 6 - 7!) grind. And here I am, listening to the many birds, watching a kangaroo grazing down by the creek, and thinking "WOW, how wonderful it is to be able to just sit here, to have this time to just think, just "be", and appreciate all that surrounds me.
So it got me thinking, how often do we take the time to do that? And I thought that even if you chance upon this post, and you ARE stuck in the daily grind of "having" to go to the job (and even THAT is not a "have to" - we all have the ability to make choices, to change things, to make things better), but sadly, some people get stuck in the groove of life, unhappy with their 'lot' but unsure how to turn things around. Unsure of how to make that change.......
So in trying to keep this short & sweet (so I can get back to just "gazing" - appreciating the gentle movement of the breeze as it caresses the trees, whilst the butterflies flit around, and the birds dart from tree tree, not to mention the cicada's as they start warming up for their turn to sing!), I thought perhaps I could provide a suggestion on "how" to create that moment of appreciation in your life, to just sit, to just 'be', even if right now you DO decide to continue a little longer with putting up with the Boss you cant stand, or the neighbours that annoy the crap out of you, or the traffic that you hate getting stuck in:
Take the time, MAKE the time to close your eyes - breathe deeply and just sit. You could do this in your lunch break! Put your hands over your eyes to help block out what's going on around you - just sit, quietly, allow yourself to breathe deeply and see how much fresher and better you feel after just 10 minutes of doing this! If you're on the train, bus, tram (whatever!) do the same! You will definitely feel yourself more relaxed as well as energised! Now if you're in the car, perhaps it's not such a good idea to close your eyes, but even just switching OFF the radio, take ten s-l-o-w d-e-e-p breaths. This will have you feeling more relaxed and could even start that creative side of you thinking 'inspired thoughts' !
Go on! Give it a try - I would love to hear your feedback & results. For me - I'm going back to my 'gazing' . Until next time.....
January 8, 2010
I had someone share with me a fabulous quote today,
taken from Joe Vitale's book "The Key", & just had to share it:
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
ENJOY! And see what sort of a difference this could make in YOUR life!
Till next time
January 6, 2010
For the last 6 months, I've been tapping in each day to Bob Proctor's "Six Minutes To Success" (if you are interested in checking it out, click Bob's picture & link at the bottom of my blog).
The lessons I am currently learning are all about "Successability Thinking" and the lesson that I wanted to share with you today was "I MATTER"
YES! I matter, YOU matter, and if we all had a simple affirmation each day like below, just imagine in 30 days how you'd been feeling?! So why not jot down this affirmation and give it a try:
"I Matter! I matter to myself and others. I am a significant person with incredible potential and abilities. I am aware of my flaws and choose to appreciate myself even with them. I love myself"
Go on! Just try it for 30 days! (Or try Bob's 7day intro for free)
Until next time
January 5, 2010
If there's one thing I've learnt over the last 10+ years as a Marketer,
it's that you absolutely have to believe in your product or service.
If you provide products or services that really benefit others, marketing is
an 'ethical duty', and failing to spread the news is, quite frankly, in my
humble opinion, unethical and irresponsible!
On the other hand, if you have a product or service of no real value,
then actively marking it would be just as irresponsible. If you have deep
doubts about whether you are providing true value, chances are you will
sabotage yourself in your marketing efforts.
If I could offer just one suggestion, it would be for you to consult that inner
voice, your conscience, to find out what you believe.
This was exactly the place that I was in just recently, tapping into my inner
voice, asking myself the hard questions "what is it that I believe in?
Does this feel right, and ethical? Am I truly providing a service (or product)
that people will gain true value from?
If you are at place in your life right now, where you are searching, then
check out the links on my blog to the different business opportunities available.
Who knows? Maybe one of those is going to the the "right one" for you?
Till next time...