“When You Let Go of Who You Are, Then You Can Grow – Give It A Thought”

How to Grow

How to Grow

When you let go of who you are….  What?  How do you know who you are?

First, the best way of knowing yourself is to routinely use self-introspection examinations.  Record your answers to the questions over time and then use this record to track your answers and understand yourself.

Second, ask trusted friends and family to give you an honest assessment of yourself and your abilities.  They know you best and their insight will be quite helpful.  You may be surprised at how willing they are to do this.  Keep in mind the saying, “Cherish the friend who tells you the harsh truth, although they would rather tell you a loving lie”.

In order to grow, you have to be willing to let go of who you are.  Get out of your comfort zone and become comfortable with the unknown.  Your self-destructive behavior governed by limiting beliefs needs to be identified and changed.  

Through the self-introspection process, you can identify limiting beliefs.  It takes time to change them.  It is a slow and gradual process using the technique of “positive re-interpretation of negative thoughts”.   This is the process of re-thinking and wording negative thoughts by using positive words.   When you change your negative thinking to positive thinking, over time, you will gradually change your belief system.

What do you need to grow?

First, in order to grow, you must be open minded.  Be willing to explore new horizons and not filter the information through your personal belief system.  Your way is not always the best way.

Second, study what you are passionate about.  When you follow your passion, you are willing to research and dig deeper for the facts and truths.

Third, develop and use a networking  system.  ASK!!!  Ask those you know and trust.  Some of the best sources for information include professional organizations such as Small Business Administration, Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club.  Also, you can join a Mastermind Group or hire Coaches and Mentors.  Bottom line, “Don’t re-invent the wheel”, just learn how to make it work for you.

Fourth, make a plan, set goals and deadlines.  Just make sure they are obtainable and celebrate when you reach each one.  Growth is a gradual step by step process.

Fifth, use the technique of visualization.  See yourself growing and reaching what you desire.  When you use Vision Boards, concentrate on images of what you want.  By doing so, you align your thoughts and thinking towards achieving your goal.  Gradually, by making decisions with your goal in mind you will achieve the growth you are looking for.

It’s really a simple process; don’t let situations get you down; learn the process of managing yourself and thus situations. There is a self-improvement system created by Dr. Joe Vitale, called the Secret Mirror, which teaches you how to become successful and grow. If you believe that this system is right for you, follow this link to Dr. Joe Vitale’s video: The Secret Mirror

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Nothing Is So Often Missed As A Daily Opportunity – Give It A Thought

Grab An Opportunity When You See It!!!

Grab An Opportunity When You See It!!!

An opportunity is not always obvious.  It can be disguised as work, the unknown, a problem, a mishap or even a chance meeting.  You just never know where an opportunity may lie.
 
The key to recognizing an opportunity is what I call “Opportunistic Awareness”, also known as “Open Minded”.  You need to be tuned in to all that is happening around you.  You must be able to perceive, spot, seize and take action upon any opportunity that presents itself.  If you don’t, someone else will.

Sometimes you miss an opportunity simply because you do not see any value in it.  Remember the saying, “Opportunities Don’t Come With their Value Stamped On Them”.  What makes a situation valuable?  You make it valuable!  How, by recognizing it, focusing on it, updating it, adding to it, increasing the market reach and optimizing it to the best of your ability.

Be willing to look into the unknown, the mishaps, and the problems that abound.  It is the solutions of these issues where opportunities can be found.  Don’t be concerned with how much work it will take, research, learn, plan and implement.  Just go ahead and do it.

Use the greatest tool you have, your mind.  Visualize the outcome and make it work for you.  Always remember this saying, “If It’s Important You Will Find a Way, If Not You Will Find an Excuse”.  You can do this if you make it a priority!

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A True Relationship Is When Someone – Give It A Thought

Know Your Partner

Know Your Partner

“A True Relationship is When Someone, Accepts Your Past,Supports Your Present and Encourages Your Future”

~ Author Unknown

To develop a true relationship, honesty is of the utmost importance.  Whether this relationship is for a life partner or marriage; you must be honest with one another.  Since this will be a lifetime investment, your partner needs to know and accept your past.  Also, you need to know and accept theirs.

A heart to heart discussion of each other’s past is essential.  This talk should include topics such as debt, credit history, medical issues, and family history.  The both of you should know where the other comes from and each should accept the past of the other.  You must know your partner before you make a lifetime commitment.

Neither of you should want to change the other, but accept them for “Who They Are”.  You must support the lifestyle of the other and you must be willing to give them time, patience and understanding.  In other words, you must support each other.  Keep in mind the “Golden Rule of Relationships; Appreciate the Similarities and Respect the Differences”.  The relationship should be one of looking together in the same direction and bringing out the best in one another.

Dreams are meaningful and relevant.  These dreams need to be encouraged, researched and explored.  You should help one another to become their best.  You show support by encouraging the other to follow their dreams.

Always remember the saying, “Love Does Not Consist of Gazing at Each Other, But in Looking Together in the Same Direction”.  Be on the same page with your partner.  Know their past and accept it.  Support who they are today and encourage them to follow their dreams into the future.  If possible, merge your dreams, work on them together and look together in the same direction.

To help you with your relationship and moving forward, you need to work on yourself.  Visualization and imagination are two of the best methods for creating the future you seek.  I use the visualization technique of MindMovies.  This system allows you to create your own video of what your future will look like.  This is a very powerful tool and you can find it by following this link:

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Communication A Tool For Success – Give It A Thought

The Power of Words

The Power of Words

Communication, the use of words, can be used to create excuses, question, motivate, encourage, convince and move people to action.  Through the choice of words, you direct and affect the listener.  Success hinges on your ability to communicate.

The true power of words lies in their meaning to the listener.  More than simple conversation, words have the power to influence a person’s thinking and thus their behavior.  Know this, “The proper words, delivered with emotion at the appropriate time, will move people to action!”  A good speaker can read his listener’s response and then alter his delivery to guide them in the direction he wants.

Engage your listener with intriguing questions and get into their world.  Getting the listener to ask questions puts them in the conversation on a personal level.  Choose your words carefully and use targeted phrases to generate their curiosity.  Get them to ask you questions.  It is of the utmost importance for you to LISTEN!  Through their questions, they are giving you the keys to their concerns.  You can learn their needs and offer a solution.

The ability to use the art of conversation to persuade the listener to see your point of view increases your chance of success.  The ability to deliver information and persuade opinion is essential for your personal relationships and business.  Once the listener believes your message, then you can deliver closing emotional words of action to direct them in the direction you desire.   In other words, “close the deal”.

Words are so powerful, especially during the use of Affirmations, Meditations and Hypnosis.  Dr. Steve G. Jones, hypnotist to the stars of Beverly Hills, has a collection of over 4,ooo hypnotic recordings.  These recordings will help you with all of life’s issues including Public Speaking and Self Confidence.  I own and use 10 of these recordings and can vouch for their value first hand.  Take this first step in self improvement and follow this Link to look at all the help available through Dr. Steve G. Jones.

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“Let Your Past Make You Better – Give It A Thought”


“Let Your Past Make You Better, Not Bitter;

Learn from It & Forgive Your Past”

Author Unknown

Forgive & Forget for Your Sake

Forgive & Forget for Your Sake

You cannot change the past; you have already lived it.  There is nothing that can be done to change it, therefore you must accept it.  Learn how your past can make you a Better person, not a Bitter person.

The first thing you must learn to do is forgive yourself and be truly you.  This forgiveness is for you, to set yourself free from any negativeness from the past.  It is the key to unlocking the perceived binds and limitations that the past holds.  Keep in mind the saying, “Forgiveness Does Not Change the Past, but It Does Set You Free to Enlarge the Future”.

Secondly, don’t waste today’s energy worrying about your past, to do so simply takes away energy from this moment.  If you do, you are unable to focus 100% of today’s time and energy into your present choices and decisions.  By doing so, you decrease your future expectations and possibilities.

Thirdly, learn from your past experiences.  Make yourself better by assimilating the knowledge gained from the past into your conscious awareness  This enlightened awareness should be used to guide you in making decisions.  In other words, don’t make the same mistake twice.  Understand that if you do make the same mistake twice, the second time actually was not a mistake, it was your choice. 

The past has no holds on your future.  You can mold the future into what you want.  The power is within you through the decisions you make.  The past should make you Better not Bitter.  It’s up to you to learn from it and then forgive.  Forgive for your own sake!

I use the system found in Dr. Hew Len’s and Dr. Joe Vitale’s “Zero Limits”.  Grow into open minded curiosity by learning how to release your past and identifying limiting beliefs. “Zero Limits” is about life change and designing a life that transcends your past self-imposed limitations.  You’ll learn the four phases to change your life and the amazing story of Zero.  Follow this link “Zero Limits” and get started now to “GROW Through Life”.

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Without Forgiveness, Your Life is Governed By Resentment – Give It A Thought

“Without Forgiveness Your Life is Governed by

An Endless Cycle of Resentment”

Author Unknown

Learn to forgive for your own sake!  To be wronged by someone says everything about them, not you.  The wrong can only hurt you if you allow it to.  Forgive and forget it.  If you continue to hold resentment, it will only hurt you.

Forgive For Your Sake!

Forgive For Your Sake!

This resentment drains you of today’s energy.  You are unable to fully put forth a day’s effort when you are worried and concerned about being wronged.  You must learn to release this unnecessary burden of hurt.  It only causes pain because you allow it!

Forgive and release yourself from the prison of resentment.  When you forgive, the negative burden of hurt is discharged from your mind.  By forgiving , you are the one who is set Free.

Always keep in mind that, “The Only People Whom You Should Get Even With are Those Who Have Helped You”.  Pass help and kindness forward, allow it to grow with each and every act.

One of the best resources that I have found to help with forgiveness, is the Awakening Course by my friend and mentor Dr. Joe Vitale.  Forgiveness is made simple through his system.  If you believe that this is something that will be helpful to you, then click this link.: “The Awakening Course”

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The Best Way To Cheer Yourself Up – Give It A Thought

Best Way To Cheer Yourself Up

Best Way To Cheer Yourself Up

“The Best Way to Cheer Yourself Up is to Cheer Someone Else Up”

Mark Twain

When you feel down, one of the best ways to make yourself feel better is to try and cheer someone else up.  By making another person happy, you can’t help, but feel good.  Happiness is an emotion that is needs to be shared.  It increases in intensity as you involve more and more people.  Although you feel down, remember the saying, “You Can’t Have A Rainbow Without a Little Rain”.

How do you cheer someone else up?   You start with a welcoming smile and ask: How can I help?  The next step is the most important and that is to listen!  Just the act of listening to someone can help them.  Through dialog and the flow of information you can offer different points of view.  By just being there for them, in the moment, you cheer them up.

What comes from such a wonderful act of kindness?  You strengthen your relationship, brighten their day, explore solutions and reassure them that they are not alone.  What a wonderful experience.

Something happens inside of you; the feelings of good and accomplishment are generated.  You have helped someone by being there for them.  Miraculously you find yourself feeling good and like magic, you are cheered up.

“Become Someone’s Reason To Smile”

As you help someone with their concerns, you will realize the benefit of giving.  By giving of yourself you will also receive.  To help you along the path of getting clear and reaching the point where you can give, Dr. Hew Len and Dr. Joe Vitale have produced the system of “Zero Limits”.  Follow the link and see if this program is right for you.  Learn to Give and you will benefit.

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Learn to Smile at Each Situation – Give It A Thought

“Learn to Smile at Each Situation”, means finding humor in it. In other words, “The Next Best Thing to Solving a Problem is Finding the Humor in It” and then you can solve it.

By following this simple guideline, you remain positive and open-minded. When a situation is not going the way you planned, learn to laugh at yourself and the situational stage you find yourself on.

“Embrace The Unknown that’s Where Opportunities and Treasure Lie”

In finding humor, you turn the situation and yourself positive. Your attitude becomes Positive Attitudepositive and thus you are more open- minded to ideas, clarifications and unfolding explanations from others. The solution becomes easier to find and then implement.

These situations are your opportunity to shine. That means to shine individually and as a team. Keep in mind the saying, “Don’t Look for a Friend to Solve Your Problems, Look for a Friend Who Will Face Them With You”.   Listening to ideas of other people is very powerful and the right thing to do. It is the flow of information that solves problems.

Want to know how to prove yourself?

  • Find the humor in any situation
  • Stay positive
  • Generate an open minded curiosity
  • Listen to others
  • Be the catalyst for consensus
  • Plan and implement

It’s really a simple process; don’t let situations get you down; learn the process of managing yourself and thus situations. There is a self-improvement system created by Dr. Joe Vitale, called the Secret Mirror, which teaches you how to become successful. If you believe that this system is right for you, follow this link to Dr. Joe Vitale’s video: The Secret Mirror

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People Who Play It Safe Don’t Grow, Give It A Thought

The First Step in Growth

The First Step in Growth

People Who Play It Safe Neither Grow Nor Fail; Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

You need to learn to grow throughout your life and live a life of purpose. If you are not growing, then you are playing it safe and will remain within your comfort zone. This is your safe place where you are comfortable and are familiar with surroundings and expectations. This comfort zone is where you stay safe, but you stop learning. If you stay here, you will gradually grow stale and become outdated.

I am not saying that you need to jump out there and take unnecessary risk. I am saying that you need to be open minded, willing to look at different points of view and grow in the direction your passion takes you.

How do you get out of your comfort zone to learn and grow?

1. Research – Talk with coaches, mentors and teachers.
2. Plan- Set obtainable goals in order of priority.
3. Implement- Take action.

Take calculated steps in the growth process. Don’t set yourself up to fail. Set obtainable goals and achieve them. Keep in mind that you can learn from all situations. There is no better teacher than experience, learning to be your own person and living in the now.

Take measured steps out of your comfort zone, to learn and grow each day. Remember, your future is up to you.  Keep in mind the saying:

“Don’t GO Through Life, GROW Through Life”

As you begin your journey to expand your horizons, having guidance is of the utmost importance.  I use the system found in Dr. Hew Len’s and Dr. Joe Vitale’s “Zero Limits”.  Grow into open minded curiosity by learning how to release your past and identifying limiting beliefs.  ”Zero Limits” is about life change and designing a life that transcends your past self-imposed limitations.  You’ll learn the four phases to change your life and the amazing story of Zero.  Follow this link “Zero Limits” and get started now to “GROW Through Life”.

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Think Positive – Be Positive, Give It A Thought

“Your Attitude Begins with Your Choice of Thoughts, Think Positive – Be Positive”

Your attitude, also known as the mind’s tendencies and orientation, is critical to your emotional stability, learning capability and decision making process. Your attitude is your choice, you can choose to be positive or negative, it’s up to you.

A negative attitude is created by the use of hard harsh words in your thoughts. Thinking negative thoughts will lead you to a hard harsh attitude and thus a hard Saying070life. Your emotional state is one of anger and despair. Negative thinking closes your mind to new ideas and thus limits your decision process to the same old options. You try the same thing and then get the same results.  How do you change your results?  By keeping in mind the saying, “When You Think Negative, Use Positive Reinterpretation to Adjust and Continue Forward”.  Re think a negative thought with positive words, it will turn the thought positive and your attitude positive.

A positive attitude is the result of using positive words in your thoughts. By thinking positive thoughts and having a positive attitude your life becomes both gratifying and satisfying. Your emotional state is one of open-minded curiosity. You are willing to listen to others, accept advice and therefore make better decisions. Because of a positive attitude, people and the opportunities they bring, will seek you out. Life will be easier and much more fulfilling with a positive attitude.

“Think Positive – Be Positive”

As you navigate all the challenges and opportunities of life, there is a system that has been developed by Dr. Hew Len and Dr. Joe Vitale called “Zero Limits”. It is where you clear yourself of past limitations and open yourself up to a world filled with unlimited possibilities. Learn to clear yourself from limiting beliefs, free yourself from the past and open yourself up to all the possibilities around you. I do recommend “Zero Limits”.

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