Thursday, March 29, 2012

Celebrate Being You!

How are you feeling today?

Do you recognize the amazing individual that you are?

If not, then perhaps you need to get acquainted with your true self. Here's how ...

Start to recognize the awesome individual that you are.

Realize your skills, talents, knowledge and experience. Recognize your wonderful, caring personality. See your inner light and realize the gifts that make you truly shine in the world.

Meanwhile, stop spending your time trying to copy others.

You see, you don't need to be like anyone else to be happy, successful, prosperous, fun, or attractive.

You are completely unique and have so much to offer.

Just BE you!

Right now, this is the time to celebrate being you!

There's nothing more appealing than being comfortable in your own skin. Why would you want to be anyone else when you have so much going for yourself?

You are a true original and that is exciting and profound.

Can't see how awesome you really are? Struggling with confidence levels or low self-esteem? Maybe you need to become more extrovert and say goodbye to shyness and self-doubt.

Remember, you ARE enough! You ARE wonderful as you are. So celebrate your individuality. Celebrate being you.

Have a wonderful day!

Today's quote:

'The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.' - Joseph Campbell
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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Be a Discerning Listener

Many hours each day are spent listening to what other people have to say. Family, friends, colleagues, and neighbours voice their thoughts. Conversations from radio or television programs and popular YouTube videos are captured.

Every day, thousands of external ideas, emotions, aspirations and exasperations pass through your mind, potentially influencing your thoughts and actions.

So, when was the last time you listened to yourself? ...

In the midst of all the daily noise, your own little voice ... the one that usually knows best ... can be forgotten or lost. You might be so busy listening to and acting upon the thoughts of everyone else, that you easily lose sight of your own innate wisdom, beliefs, and happiness.

Of course, it's considerate and often important to listen to other people. Sometimes you learn something. Sometimes, your future can depend upon what someone else has to say. And, of course, being a good listener shows you are a caring and compassionate soul.

It's not good, however, if you're being bombarded with trivial, negative or controlling thoughts. It's not helpful if your positive energy is being zapped as a result of listening to other people's dramas. It's certainly not good if someone is using you as a junk yard to off-load their emotional trash.

Strike a balance. Learn to discern whether what you're listening to is impacting you on a positive or negative basis.

If what you're hearing is having a negative effect on your mood or is influencing you in a way that feels wrong or uncomfortable, simply step back. Politely excuse yourself from a negative conversation. Change the channel or switch off. You instinctively know when it's right to step away.

Don't have the confidence to do that? Perhaps the NLP Secret can help.

Remember, listen to your own voice. Be a discerning listener.

Life is too precious to waste, particularly on idle or destructive banter. So, what are you hearing today? What do you choose to give your attention to?

Today's quote:

“Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be” - George Sheehan
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Thursday, March 15, 2012

5 Ways to Self-Confidence

Is shyness holding you back from living your dream?

Are you missing out on life's amazing opportunities because you lack self-assurance?

If so, here are five ways to help you become more confident ...

1. Look good! Get fit. Treat yourself to the best clothes you can buy. Have your hair styled. Get advice on nutrition. Invest in yourself. When you look good, you feel good and, as a result, you project a confident persona.

2. Improve your posture! Try yoga or pilates to enhance your body awareness so that you move with greater ease and elegance. When your posture is good, you will feel self-assured.

3. Focus on your strengths! Affirm all your positive personality traits and list your talents. Remind yourself of your achievements. Focusing on your good points is an instant uplifter.

4. Take action! You've heard the saying 'feel the fear but do it anyway'? Well, make this your motto! Make a point of always showing up. Sit on the front row. Be first to speak. Go beyond your comfort zones. Don't give your shyness chance to hold you back.

5. Forget yourself! Focus positively on other people or situations. When you do this, you stop thinking about yourself and lose your inhibitions as a result. Compliment other people. Focus on what you can give. Your self-confidence will build naturally as a result.

Still struggling to get super-confident? Discover your inner extrovert!

Remember, you have the power to change your life.

You ARE that awesome, super-confident individual you've always wanted to be.

Believe it!

Today's quote:

'Grab a chance and you won't be sorry for a might-have-been.' - Arthur Ransome
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Thursday, March 08, 2012

Spring-clean Your Emotions

Are you carrying a life-time's worth of bad feelings on your shoulders?

Do you want to lose the emotional baggage that's been weighing you down?

Spring is the perfect time for new beginnings so how about clearing out those negative thoughts taking up too much space in you? Here's how ...

Begin by writing down all those negative feelings you have about yourself, someone else, or something that's been bothering you.

Don't forget to uncover those difficult feelings and emotions that you thought you'd brushed away but are still lurking in some dark corner.

Once you have a list of everything that's been eating away at your soul and stealing your happiness, you can now begin your spring-clean.

Start by recognizing that these negative emotional thoughts do not serve you. (They never did!)

Accept that it's time to let these thoughts go ... to be cleaned away for good.

To be at peace with yourself, forgive what needs to be forgiven in order to move on. Let it go. It's already consumed so much of your energy and time. Don't let it do so any more.

Release those negative thoughts.

If you need to do something symbolic, tear up the list you've made.

Struggling to let go of some of those tired, redundant emotions? Maybe you need some Sonic Vitamins!

Now focus on the positive feelings you'd like to welcome into your life. Bring in a fresh, new outlook. Breathe in beauty, love, joy, and goodness. Empower yourself with positive, radiant thoughts.

Once you've done your emotional spring-clean, you will feel a weight lifted from your shoulders. You will reclaim your life and live fully in the moment. You'll welcome in a brand new YOU.

Today's inspiration:

'Action is the foundational key to all success.' - Pablo Picasso
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Thursday, March 01, 2012

Create Your Future

How will you live today?

What choices will you make?

If life seems to be tripping you up at every step, or you feel like you're going nowhere fast, then there's something you can do about it. Here's what you do ...

You take on board the wisdom that your future rests in the decisions you make today.

You might think that someone else or something else is stealing your happiness and opportunities for living a meaningful and successful life. Only your thoughts give this 'someone' or 'something' such power.

When you recognize YOU have the power to change your life, then the potential for change is yours.

The world is full of abundance and possibilities to be happy and fulfilled. It's all about aligning your thoughts - setting your intentions by knowing what you want and then focusing your energy into the action that will bring results.

You do that by making changes TODAY. You do that by making choices and decisions that empower you.

You CAN be the change you wish to see and you CAN create the future of your dreams.

Believe it and then live according to your plans.

Clear any self-doubt or negativity that is holding you back from realizing your true power.

Start investing in yourself today and build the life you want.

It always begins with you.

So, how will you live today? What choices will you make?

Go on ... be truly amazing!

Today's inspiration:

'If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.' - Emile Zola
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