Live Life with Gusto
Life is a gift; live it with gusto everyday. Don't worry about the future because most of what you worry about never happens. So be happy like the song says.
It takes only a few muscles to smile and many more to frown so avoid the potential muscle strain and smile. An old adage says: "A smile costs nothing but gives so much." You want to have some fun walk around with a smile and watch the reaction of those around you. What's up with him? What does he know that I don't? That's probably what they are thinking.
When we speak with a smile, we sound sincere. Next time your on the phone listen carefully to the other party and try to determine if they're smiling. If it is a carefully trained employee they'll answwer the phone with a smile, a smile is conveyed over the phone. Most people want to do business with people that smile not people that frown. In fact you probably enjoy the company of happy and positive people more than negative and grumpy people. Why do you think that is? Positive people amd conversely negative people each send out an energy field. One is positive and the other negative. Positive people achieve more, are more liked and have stonger confidence and self-esteem than negative persons.Does that surprise you in any way?
And the number 1 reason for smiling is that happy people live longer and happier lives.
Ann Marie is a senior at Cal Lutheran Ubiversity and a published author. She is majoring in Elementary Education.
Motivation: The Power of Vision
Here's an interesting story from the world of race car driving. One of the most important things that beginning race car drivers learn is what to do when they lose control of the car and go into a spin. The natural reaction is to focus on the wall or other object they want to avoid. Because their focus is on the wall, that's usually where they end up. Instead of focusing on the wall, the drivers learn to focus on where they want to go. This allows them to avoid the walls, stay on course and go where they want to go.
9 Ways to Motivate Yourself When You Just Dont Feel Like It
Achieving the really big goals and dreams always involves breaking it down into do-able little steps. Assuming that you've picked a goal or dream that you really love working at, then most of the steps are a delight to take. No matter how much you love your dream and no matter how much you love your work, there are going to be tasks along the way that you really don't want to do. Those pieces of work that we hate doing can be the very ones that sabotage our success. How do you stay motivated during those parts of the journey?
Motivation: The Power of Action, Part 1
I've heard it said that 85% of success is showing up. While that's true, in the words of radio commentator Paul Harvey, here's the rest of the story.
Everything Going Against You
"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." Henry Ford
When the Door of Opportunity Opens
Anybody can achieve anything ? do you believe that? I do. But there is a caveat that must be made. Those who succeed are those who walk through the door of opportunity when it swings open. That we know. But what is the secret to getting through the door of opportunity?
Bold Action: Living in the Moment
Reality show audition...I did it!
Why Do We Need Our Addictions?
If money is considered to be the root of all evil, then what would we classify as our addictions?
Time Management - Finding Some Personal Time
Personal time or relax time is often why people want to learn how they can squeeze an hour or so out of their busy day. Often though, personal time becomes television time. You may think that if you only have an hour left before going to bed, there's not enough time to start something so you might as well just watch T.V.
Finding A Cure for I Disease
The 21-year-old rookie cop had his big chance to brag on himself at his big news conference. "How do you feel about being the one to capture Eric Rudolph, FBI's Most Wanted?" the reporter asked. The young man's reply: "I was just doing my job, sir. It was all in a day's work." I was struck by this young man's humility, a rare quality in our narcissistic, "me, me, me" world.
7 Hot Tips For Self Improvement Part 2
Self Improvement Tip 4 Don't procrastinate! The more you put something off and something else off, the more all your undesirable chores pile up.
How Mind Implants Increase Business Success
If your business isn't as successful as you envision, what's holding you back? You might say it's a lack of capital, a lack of employees, a lack of *great* employees, a lack of time, a lack of inventory, a lack of ... whatever. But these and similar reasons is not what causes your lack of business success. These reasons - or excuses - are merely the results of a greater cause ... your thoughts.
Are You A Procrastinator?
What is the dictionary definition of a procrastinator? It is one who delays, defers action, puts off until another day. At some point in our lives all of us have probably procrastinated over something we needed to do. This is human nature.
Courage and Fear
Mark Twain once said, "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear not absence of fear."
Training Your Mind to Help You
Our friend, singer and songwriter Chuck Pyle, likes to say, "The mind is like a bad neighborhood-you should never go there by yourself." If you're mind hasn't been trained to help you, via methods like meditation, shamanism or NLP, it might really be a bad neighborhood. Our minds constantly absorb thoughts, behaviors, and responses from our environment. These various thought patterns and responses may or may not be in alignment with our goals. So, unless we actively train our minds to be responsive to our needs, we may be in for a wild chariot ride (and 6 out of control horses)!
Extreme Makeover ? Compliments of Me
There is a fascination these days with reality shows that completely make over people, rooms, homes, businesses and now towns, in a short amount of time. I have to admit, I love them too. I love the neat story with a happy ending. They make it look easy, in spite of the pain and hard work many of them have to endure. People have always had this fascination. It's no different than the old shows (and I'm dating myself here) like Bewitched, where Samantha, who was a witch, would just twitch her nose and, Voila! ? her house was clean as a whistle. To go even further back, there was a very popular show called The Millionaire, where a mysterious benefactor would come anonymously with a check for a million dollars and transform someone's life.
The Top 10 Creative Strategies for Moving into Action and For Getting Bottom Line Results
Your ability to move into action and to achieve bottom line results rests in the power of your thinking. These ten strategies will support you in transforming your desires into concrete action.
The Story Of A King And Three Maidens ? Six Keys To A Successful Relationship
A King was trying to choose between three maidens to be his wife and queen. It was very difficult to judge since these women were all very intelligent and beautiful. He gave each maiden a bag of seeds and told them he was going on a pilgrimage for one year. When he returned, each of them were to give the seeds back to him. Whoever protected the seeds the best would become his wife.
Explanations?... or Excuses?
Which of the following "explanations" have you heard (or used!) in the past few weeks?
Power Of The Mind
Assessing Your Self-Help Needs
Self Help is itself a broad category from which to choose resources for your personal benefit. It is wise to assess yourself first, in terms of "needs" and/or "problems" to be solved. Because as you work through this process you will find that more than one Online Resource may fit the bill. Then you are in the unsavory position of having to test a number of things to see what works best.
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