5 Essentials to Making a Positive Change In Your Life

Usually the People in life who experience positive change follow personal development principles that have been around since the dawn of thought. The life we now have has enormous potential when we learn to utilize the resources available within us. So how can this inner potential be harnessed to create the life you truly want?

Everything around us, and within us are in constant cycles of change creating new challenges and opportunities as we evolve. However one thing that seems to never change is human nature. Our primitive instincts to survive, and thrive cannot be ignored. The one common denominator we all have despite every cultural diversity is a deep desire for wealth, health, and happiness. But for any of these things to truly happen we must make some positive changes in our lives. 

We all have areas in our life that need improvement, but the reasons vary! Maybe it’s time to start a new business, make new friends, get into a new relationship, or out of an old one. Usually it’s our intuition that lets us know when our life needs to change.

5 Essential skillsets for positive change

1 – Master Your Time Wisely

Every person on the planet has 24 hours each day to use wisely, or waste it away. We can easily find ourselves habitually wasting away time on things that don’t matter.

The choices we make everyday determines how we spend our time which determines our present state we find ourselves in. This reflects our true priorities, and measures our incentives. Time is priceless. We can either build our dreams, or waste them away on endless distractions that get us nowhere. Learn to increase your daily productivity, and eliminate time killer’s.

“Time= Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste your life, or master your time and master your life”. Alan Lakein

2 – Create a Dynamic DMO ( Daily Method Of Operation): 

The Art of Personal DevelopmentWhen you put your dreams into action your daily routines become detrimental to your success. We should know where we are, where we’re going, and how we plan to get there. Have you ever noticed how we get less done when we have no direction, organization, or plan in our life. Creating an Organized daily planner with a method of operation is a great tool that shows exactly what you want to achieve. Here’s some suggestions below.

  • Develop a dream
  • Find a mentor that has what you want
  • Duplicate what they do
  • Organize a daily method of operation
  • Avoid time killer’s

3 – Develop better people skills

Without people skills we simply don’t get far in life which makes positive change much harder. This one skill-set is what separates high income earners from low income earners in every industry. In most cases the better people skills we learn the more money we earn. At a deeper level this same skillset has an enormous affect on our marriage, family, and friends. The more energy, and effort we put into our relationships the more friends, resources, and opportunities pour back into our lives. Developing better people skills is not very complicating. Here’s 3 simple effective ways to make a positive change in the way others perceive you.

3 people skills that will make, or break you

  1. Train Yourself to Smile More – A simple smile signals to other people that you are approachable, and likeable. On the hand when you don’t smile you seem unapproachable, and unlikable. Another good thing about smiling more often is it changes your mood from …. Ok another day ….. To … Wow, I’m smiling… Today I feel fantastic! When you feel good, others feel good around you.
  2. Make Casual Eye Contact – Eye contact suggests that you’re honest, and trustworthy. When you look down, or away when people are talking with you they feel disrespected, unimportant, and ignored. To get anywhere with people they must feel respected. Learn to smile with your eyes, and nod slightly as to say ….. I like you …. You’re very interesting. Ask questions with your eyes engaged with curiosity, and interest. You can learn a lot about a person by looking into their eyes. The eye is a window to the soul. However don’t stare intently at them. This makes people feel uncomfortable. The whole idea is to connect with people at a deeper level.
  3. Learn to Listen – Developing a keen ear to listen to other people talk takes practice because it’s our nature to premeditate what we’re going to say next. As a result we’re not paying attention to what’s being said to us. Learn to listen, and you’ll be praised by others without hardly saying a word. People are much more interested in how much you care then how much you know.

I have always wanted to be a catalyst for bringing about positive change, inspiring others to choose goodness. Shari Arison

4 – Grow your life in personal development

Personal development is not about perfection, but growing despite imperfections. Applying a few simple things daily can grow your self -confidence, and success enormously. Here’s some examples below:

  • Develop a Plan of Action – Having a life plan on paper is helpful, but without action it’s worthless. The more we put off what needs to be done the easier it gets to procrastinate on our dreams.
  •  Put Goals Into Perspective – Writing down your goals is easy! The hard part is living it out once the ink dries. Knowing what you want will sharpen your clarity, but the power of change is in your mind not a piece of paper.
  • Make small changes – Small consistent changes create big results overtime. If you feel overwhelmed doing big things, try doing small things in a big way. The main thing is to stay consistent as you grow your life in personal development.

5  – Transform your power into positive change

Information without transformation is worthless. Ask yourself what really matters then move your daily activities in that direction. We can choose at any moment to either build our dreams or ignore them. To do what’s important, or waste time on things that aren’t. We can transform bad habits into good habits or do the opposite. It’s in our power to make positive changes, and once we do it can literally transform our life.

Simple Affirmations to Make a Positive Change In Your Life

Throughout history a change of thought has literally changed families, communities, nations, and the world. For many of us a simple change of thought would revolutionize our entire life. It would improve our health, our self confidence, our relationships, and our business. But how can we actually change the way we think about ourselves, and our outlook on life?

Affirmations have proven to be a great place to start. They’re an effective way to shift our perception of ourselves at a subconscious level. Many of us are unable to experience a better life due to mental barriers, and destructive thought patterns that hold us back. However you don’t have to be a total pessimist to benefit tremendously from using affirmations.

How do positive affirmations work?

AffirmationsAffirmations are simply positive suggestions with specific meanings to help override destructive belief patterns. When used properly they speak words of power, purpose, and inspiration into our mind on a daily basis.

It’s no secret that we become what we think about most ….. So why not think about what you want in your life? Affirmations are an effective tool to improve your results in every industry, and business.

If you practice affirmations on a daily basis your mind will begin to direct you in ways you never imagined. You’ll think of solutions to problems that seemed impossible before. Brilliant ideas will pop into your mind out of nowhere triggering creative ways to do things better, and more efficiently.

You’ll become more productive, more alert, and motivated as you learn to master the art of positive affirmations.

Using affirmations subconsciously

Affirmations is a science for those who use them properly. There is a constant battle between the conscious and subconscious mind. We may have good intentions using willpower, and brute force to overcome bad habits, addictions, and wrong thinking, but if these intentions are not ingrained subconsciously they will most likely never happen.
For this reason affirmations are an effective tool,  because they cause the brain to accept positive suggestions as facts. The beauty of this process is that positive things start happening in you, and around you without effort, or force. 
 After getting into a relaxed meditative mood speak these words into your mind. Focus on each word with emotion as you try to connect with yourself at a deeper level of consciousness.

Developing more self confidence

I’m feeling more alive, alert, and confident everyday.

Each challenge I face makes me stronger, wiser, and more knowledgeable

Daily I’m becoming more positive about my self image

Each day that passes I practice being the real “me” who I like, and love.

Everyday I’m producing positive changes in my life.

I take time to express love to people all around me

I’m starting to understand myself better and better

Each moment I’m gaining more self confidence

I am advancing my life moment by moment with new experiences

Everything I need already exist, and is waiting for me

My life is in perfect harmony with my true desires

I am more aware of what I want, and how to get it

I’m willing to do what it takes to make my dreams come true

All my thoughts, feelings, and emotions are now under my control

I am positive beyond limitations

My personal power is in perfect harmony with my life purpose

I love myself, and people around me with a pure heart

I am filled with joy, enthusiasm, and life

From this day forward I walk in light, love, energy, and power

My vision and purpose in life is perfectly clear, and positive

Each moment I’m becoming more self aware, and confident about my life


Forming better habits

I am forever grateful to finally be free from past habits.

I am alive, alert, and ready to face another day.

I am forming better habits free from all compulsions.

I’m very proud of my healthy lifestyle.

I am completely responsible for my life and my actions.

Each day I’m creating new positive habits, that make my life easier.

My mind alters my thoughts, and my thoughts alter my habits.

I’m in complete control over my thoughts and my mind.

Altering a habit is as simple as changing a thought.

I’m gaining more and more control over my habits everyday.

Each day I feel a greater sense of inner strength

I am constantly doing what is best for my body.


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Making a positive change in your life

Past negative influences can no longer dominate my life

I am now seeing positive changes begin to happen all around.

These new changes are bringing out the best in me

I’m in complete control over my success.

It feels good to be free from the past

My life is filled with hope and abundance in every way

Every moment, I feel more in control over my mind, and my impulses.

I am completely committed to changing my life for the better

My life is being restored with infinite power, energy, and self-control

I’m more positive about my life than ever before.

Affirmations For Healing

 Health and wellness affirmations for healing

We can speak positive words into our mind, body, and spirit for healing. This is done through prayer, and meditation to enhance our overall wellness. Imagine the benefits when you master positive affirmations.

I am now increasing all levels of energy – mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

I am so grateful for my health and well-being 

I have abundant energy, vitality, and a great sense of well-being.

My health is excellent, and I am perfectly fit.

I love and care for my body, and my body cares for me.

I know my life is in Gods hands of grace and restoration.

I’m filled with energy to do all my daily activities.

I give myself permission to heal.

I’m healthy, happy, and transformed.

I have complete power over my health, wellness, and well-being.

Daily in every way, I’m feeling more energetic and restored.

I have the energy, vitality. and willpower to live a healthy whole life.

I am healthy in every aspect of my being.

I have complete power over my mind, body, and spirit.

My energy vibrates radiant light, love, and power.

My personal power is in complete harmony with my health, and wellness.

I embrace my new vibrant body with joy, and gladness

I know my health is being completely restored back to its original state.

I am calm, composed, and confident about my health.

Every single moment that passes, I’m feeling better, stronger, and healthier

 

Love Affirmations

Love & Relationship Attraction

I am aligning my thoughts, to attract the love of my life.

My destiny in life will bring the perfect match, at the perfect time, in the perfect place.

I will share my life with the one I love, and adore.

I release everything that stands in the way of me, and true love.

My soul mate is now drawing near.

I am so grateful for the love that I will experience.

I am now in the right place, at the right time, for the right person for me.

I naturally attract the right relationships into my life.

I am open to experience love from the perfect one for me.

I naturally attract the right relationships into my life.

I release myself to let go, and let love flow into my life.

My heart is now open for love.

I am attracting love with my heart, and mind.

I am creating room in my life for love, and romance.

I trust my intuition to tell me when I meet my true love.

I clearly see myself with the one I love, and adore.

I express love easily, and in return love expresses back to me.

When you need more money

My mind is producing wealthy thoughts that position me for success 

Money is an avenue to help other people and myself.

I love the energy that money produces.

Each day more and more money is pouring into my life.

I am now joyfully receiving wealth and abundance.

I am rich, and successful in everything I do.

I have resources that attract money easily, and naturally.

I create value, and money is the result.

Money flows into my life, so I can bless others, and myself.

I am confident, alert, and aware of people around me.

My energy, enthusiasm, and confidence attracts resources.

I know that I will reach my goals joyfully and easily.

I love what money can do for others, and myself.

 Creating more success in your life

I am so grateful for my life, and the success that follows.

My life is a success story.

I use money for the good of others, and myself.

I am successful.

I am rich beyond measure.

Money is not my master, I master money.

Each moment I’m attracting more, and more success in my life

Final Thoughts

Hopefully these positive affirmations will help you in your journey toward positive change. Practice them every day. Decide on thoughts that motivate you, and start focusing on words to make them true. This is a great way to start creating positive change in your life.

How to Win Power Struggles in Marriage

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My wife Natalee, and I enjoying life after 33 years of marriage. See my personal story on the about page.

Power struggles is one of the biggest reasons more marriages end up in court then a life filled with love and happiness. Statistically the chances of any marriage to survive is not in everyone’s favor. As the divorce rates continue to skyrocket in marriage the sacred sacrifice of love for many have been lost.

One of the most miserable ways to live life is with someone you have grown to despise. There truly is a fine line between love and hate. If you’re going through power struggles in your marriage, you know exactly what that means. The endless arguments over the stupidest things, and the feeling of resentment, anger, and even regret. Here we will expose the root cause for power struggles in marriage, and offer real solutions that work. When you know the cause you can develop a plan to overcome them once and for all. Having a game plan for your marriage may not seem fun, romantic, or sexy, but the alternative is usually a lot worse.

 Why Power struggles?

When marriage begins certain boundaries have to be established in order for the relationship to have flow and function. These boundaries are invisible barriers that stem from our emotions, feelings, and identity. Whenever silly arguments start they usually have nothing to do with the real issue. The real issue is hidden deep down entangled with emotions that are shrouded with insecurity.

These insecurities are in denial and are usually demonstrated by the need to dominate and have power and control. Overtime we learn to hide behind our true feelings of being powerless, and unappreciated. We try hard to never let our insecurities show who we really are. There are many ways to win power struggles in marriage but here we will cut to the chase. Power struggles can be broken by three key elements that help hold the foundation of the marriage together.

Recognize: When the root cause of power struggles is recognized in marriage you have a real shot at overcoming it. There are real consequences when power struggles persist so weigh them carefully. Power struggles are like a tug-of war pulling a rope exerting every ounce of energy at all cost for victory. The problem is there’s no victory in power struggles with marriage. Both end up losing and many times the children are stuck with the consequences.

Power struggles drains the marriage and eventually causes broken dreams and wasted years of misery. Having a my way or highway attitude will eventually leave you with your worst fears. Powerless, unappreciated, not needed, and alone! Recognizing power struggle motives and realizing the consequences help give a new healthy perspective.

Trust:  It’s better to trust and be happy then not to and be miserable. Trust is not about perfection but more in honesty and dependability. Before you can truly be open and honest there has to be a willingness of trust. Trust takes time and can be lost much quicker than gaining it.

Would you trust someone who makes mistakes and admits it, or someone who lies and tries to cover it up? Many of us are guilty in one way or another if we’re truly honest! Trust is layered in the foundation of truth and without it the marriage will not stand.

Be open: Being more open takes practice, and courage because it will leave you venerable for criticism. When heated arguments start remember the real reasons are insecurities. No matter who is right the tug of war has begun and both are on a quest to win. So how can this never-ending cycle be broken or at least reduced for the purpose of sanity? You will never win with power struggles in marriage as long as you’re pulling the rope. Let go of the rope and harness your inward power to rise above the argument.

Now you’re in complete control and you will need to be as transparent open and honest as possible. This action just cut the rope in half so now there’s nothing to pull from either side. Letting go of the rope is not about being right or wrong, it’s having the power within to destroy the petty back and forth argument and rise above the insecurities.

This starting point broke the power struggles in half and has now left you vulnerable in the hands of your spouse so you can actually hear what they have to say.  This may seem like you’re setting yourself up for disrespect and a lost fight but think again. The battle may have been lost momentarily but the war is now strategic and the enemy is not your spouse but the power struggle itself.

Power struggles vs true love

The power of love can overcome power struggles and bring hope back into most marriages. When you feel out of love and there’s nothing left, love is still there deep down.

power struggles

Some people make more mistakes than others but love covers a multitude of wrongs. Your marriage can always improve if the foundation is built on love the most powerful source in the universe. People will marry for convenience, money, companionship, religion, and so on! But with out “Love” it will never fulfill the desires of the heart. Deep down you know if you are in love or just going through the motions.

One way to make marriage completely dysfunctional is to have an appetite to physiologically overpower your spouse and try to control them intellectually. This will only tear down confidence and if you ever win you have truly lost. Find ways to give compliments and encouragement even if you have to think hard, but don’t flatter. Love is more than an emotion and with time, effort, and patience it can overcome  power-struggles.

The power of love can restore the marriage better than before and reignite the passion to accomplish lost dreams and goals. When two people marry for love, there’s a power that binds them together for any accomplishments in life. Sometimes it seems easier just to walk away then sort out the problems, but with patience love can overcome power struggles.

Develop a gameplan to win

The marriage life without a plan of action is like building a house without an architect. Your marriage should be more than hope for the best and plan for the worst. Most people remember their wedding day and how magical the moment seemed, but things change over time and so do people. The marriage will go through never-ending cycles of change with ups and downs, but the magic is rekindled the moment a vision is born that both agree on and are willing to embrace each other for it.

Having a marriage plan together with goals helps bring clarity back into the relationship. Planned goals are easy when things are going well in marriage but hard when they’re not. When a marriage is under having goals seem pointless! But something powerful happens when both can still agree on set goals despite differences.

Often times when the marriage is on the brink of divorce, restoration is closer than you might think! After 28 years of marriage raising a son and two daughters, I’ve learned a few things about marriage and parenting. There was a time when our marriage was on the rocks and I was blinded with good intentions. I thought what more does she want from me, I work hard supply our needs and never stop.

You see, that was the problem I never stopped! I never stopped to recognize her or tell her how much I love and cherished her. I never stopped to be Open and tell her who I really was and how I really felt about our marriage, life and my insecurities.  And I lost my way and couldn’t even Trust myself not to mention anyone else in life.

Having a marriage plan was the last thing on my mind! You can begin today and avoid the lessons I had to learn by putting in place a plan of action to destroy power struggles for what they are, and begin a new life of vision and purpose. This is the way you win power struggles in marriage.

Final thoughts

Rise above the petty arguments and break free from the bonds that keep the marriage back. This plan of action is a 100% commitment. Not my way or highway. This plan when used properly will  change the circumstance in marriage power struggles and create the life you both deserve.

How to Know Yourself Better & Recreate Your Life Story

One of the most effective ways to go a new direction, and recreate your life story is to get to know yourself better. Creating a positive life usually only happens the moment we choose to take a hard look inside ourselves for answers. Many of us go through life being told who we are from every source imaginable, directly and indirectly. We enter this world with no concept of who we are or why were here.

Soon afterwards our life becomes a living story that reflects how we feel about ourselves, and others. We become a living open book to the outside world whether we like it or not. People read the headlines every day. Our character speaks volumes about who we are inwardly. The outside world is only a self reflection of the inward heart.

Research has shown that most of us simply don’t like ourselves not to mention realize our inner potential. We are uniquely created with unimaginable power, and potential. We can rewrite our life story at any time, and create any life we envision. Yet for many of us we never get to experience that awaking moment when everything changes for the better. To experience that driving force that motivates us inwardly to get up each day with a feeling of expectation. To gain a deeper understanding of ourselves with more clarity, and surety. Do you want more positive things to happen in your daily life? The more you get to know yourself the easier it is to have success in whatever you do.

Get to know yourself better internally

Getting to know yourself better at a deeper level is not what most average people experience. In fact quite opposite. Without a deeper understanding of who you are it’s easy to lose sight of your intention, purpose, and direction. To accept mediocrity without any expectation that things can get better. Under this frame of mind we can easily find ourselves feeling out of place in most social circles unable to relate, or connect with other people.


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When you get to know yourself better internally it will save you a lifetime of disappointments.  Everything you think, know, and believe is a mirrored reflection of how you think about yourself. We are all curious how people see us, and it can be both healthy, and unhealthy. If you don’t like your life story then change it. How? Despite your circumstance it’s never too late to start over, and recreate your life story.  

How outside influence can make you better

Outside influence is usually not the best place to find out more about ourselves, or even what others might think about us, but we do need a circle of friends who pull no punches. They tell us exactly what we don’t want to hear. These are generally those who know us best, and see through our charm, our weakness, or anything other flaws we may have with a critical eye. These people are actually necessary because they help sharpen our people skills, but they don’t define us, or truly know us deep down inwardly. Only you have the power to truly get to know yourself better, and the more you do, the more success you’ll gain in life.

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know yourself better by defining who you are

Whenever you know yourself better inwardly outside noise will have less impact on your emotional state. Before accepting constructive criticism as fact, always consider the source. For example: is this coming from coworkers who don’t know you personally, or from family and friends who care with good intentions, but don’t understand a new direction you’re taking. This is why it’s so important to know yourself better intimately so you’re not swayed by empty words that mislead, or misrepresent who you are as a person. Most of us know exactly what that feels like.

What most people think about you

Believe me ….. what most people think about you is not near as important as what you think about yourself. Make it a point to know your self-identity, and be wise enough to accept constructive criticism even if you feel it’s unfair. But there is a limit to this. Only you have the capacity to know your identity better than anyone else.

Imagine if your whole life experience was what others thought about you? Yet for many people this is exactly what leads to a confused life with no purpose, or direction. Knowing your identity will give you inner strength, and insight to every challenge you’ll ever face.

“People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates. Basically we are all looking for someone who knows who we are and will break it to us gently”. Robert Brault.

Developing a deeper understanding of yourself

Developing a deeper understanding of yourself is critical in the growing stages of defining yourself, and creating a better life. Whenever you define who you are others around may not always like it, or accept it. Living in your own skin will cause a shift in the way others perceive and treat you, especially those who have dominated over you in the past. It will be much harder to be controlled when you are defined, and confident.

The more in tune you are inwardly the less outer influence will have dominion over your life. At this point your life story is now being shaped but so is your wisdom. Early influences can have lasting effects, but a definite purpose, with determination can overcome any challenge, and shape our destiny.

Knowing your inner call

We must learn to listen to that inner call that vibrates truth in every cell of our body. That gut feeling that assures us we’re doing the right thing regardless of how it may seem to the outside world. It’s easy to define ourselves when everything feels perfect, but what about when it’s not? What about when everything around us is literally falling apart? That’s when you’re actually defining who you are, and building strength…. It’s like your character is being crushed, pressurized like a diamond before its beauty is revealed. This is the moment when life takes on a whole new shape, as you endeavor to get to know yourself better with a deeper level of understanding.

Living life on purpose

Don’t be tossed like a leaf in the wind without reason and purpose. If you spend your life trying to please everybody you’ll never experience happiness, or have the capacity to define yourself as a human being.

When you look inside yourself what do you see? Most people in general don’t know who they are themselves, so can they tell you who you are? Only you can answer that. There are several problems when you look to other people for an opinion about yourself. We live in a materialistic world, and people naturally try to define you based on your possessions, and outward appearance. (Examples)

  • Your career: the first thing many people want to know about you is your business, or career. Basically how much your worth.
  • Your appearance: Try putting on some old wrinkled clothes, and going into public to see if people treat you the same.
  • Where you live: Unfortunately people may determine your worth by where you live.
  • The car you drive: if you’re driving an old beat up car you’re probably not going to be very popular.
  • Your popularity: Many of us are defined in social circles by how popular we are.

This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it does put things into perspective.

Recreate your life story

Basically we are conditioned to keep up with the Jones. Ask yourself this?Are you some kind of robotic cookie cutter humanoid living on a planet, or created by God with unique attributes, and extraordinary potential. I believe the latter is much more accurate. And his love for each of us has no end. You can recreate your story, and reclaim your life passion with confidence.

No person on earth has the power, or insight to define who you are. The pen that writes your story is in your own hand, and knowing who holds it may take a lifetime. These are only the basics to get to know yourself better, and rewrite your legacy, your life story, and your ultimate destiny.

Final thoughts

Hopefully these tips & techniques will add value on your personal journey toward a better life. We should always live life on purpose, and find out what puts energy in our bones. This is what makes you get up each day excited to be alive. Start your day with purpose, and intention in everything you do. Develop a dream, and everything around you will have new meaning.

Doing this will develop more confidence as you grow, and get to know yourself better. Soon you’ll be well on your way to living a dream with intention, purpose, and direction as your life story unfolds.

5 Ways to Rise Above Mediocrity

To rise above mediocrity we must go beyond the robotic mind-set of social conditioning. Living in mediocrity makes people only do enough to survive, never exerting a challenge, or bettering them-self. The good news is it’s never too late to avoid this, and recreate your life story.

As human beings we are all creatures of habit. We become increasingly robotic in our routine at work and in life. Although convenient, this can lead to a life without self-improvement, or reaching higher levels of success. In order to rise above we must expand our learning curb in personal growth, and embrace a better way to think, and live.

Below you will learn the art of communication skills,  goal setting, and using your imagination effectively for success before it happens. We will also touch on the importance of using time wisely, and how to take action without procrastinating.  These 5 principles will hopefully help you achieve great success, and rise above mediocrity.

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#1- Get Motivated in Goal Setting

Getting motivated and staying motivated isn’t always an easy task. Even people who have achieved great success fall into slumps and find it hard to get motivated at certain times in their life. This is why goal setting is so important. If you’re in a slump right now, you know exactly what I mean.

No matter how many successes you’ve had in the past, it all seems irrelevant now. It seems like no matter how hard you try, no matter what you do, you won’t be able to achieve your goals; and even if you do, you’re not sure that accomplishing them will make you feel any better.

Fortunately for you, no matter how bad it seems right now, it doesn’t have to stay that way. You have a lot of options when it comes to breaking free from set-back, and barriers.

When we set goals we need one specific focus. When our mind processes a demand it has to be specific, with a deadline attached. It’s not enough to set goals like: lose more weight, make more money, and so on. They need to be in exact increments like $175.00 dollars a week or 7 pounds a month. The mind has the power to process thought patterns that ensures specific goals happen on time with precision. Having specific goals with detail, and a deadline attached will help you rise above mediocrity.

“A goal is a dream with a deadline”. Napoleon Hill

#2- Imagine success before it happens

Imagination is a powerful tool to create a better life for yourself. Focus on something you want to achieve, and then mentally simulate it over and over in your mind as it plays out. Athletes often use this technique to visualize themselves winning races, scoring points, or making a comeback after failure, and disadvantaged games.

If you want to truly be successful here’s a great place to start.  Start focusing your mind on what you want in life and visualize it in detail. If you do this consistently the results will amaze you. Successful entrepreneurs visualize themselves becoming successful before it happens. We have a gift to not only think, but to imagine.

When we put limits on our beliefs our thoughts become subject. People living in mediocrity can’t see themselves as becoming successful. So why not break free from this negative mindset? Imagine the possibilities when you start believing in yourself, and others around you.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”  Albert Einstein.

#3 – Become an effective communicator

Everything we do in life in some way involves other people. Effective communication is more than just exchanging information. If your goal is to connect with people train yourself to instinctively listen to their body language as well as what they’re saying. You can learn a lot about people when you stop conscientiously and listen.

Listening is an effective form of communication that many never master. This one technique of highly effective communication will provide better relationships, more resources, and much more success. This will set you apart in business, and help you build better relationships in your personal life as well.

“The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives”. Tony Robbins

#4- Spend time and money wisely

Time is priceless! Our life is an allotment of time given here on earth. At the end of our days we won’t say I wish I had more money! We will say I wish I had more time. The way we spend our time reflects our priorities, and our priorities reflect the way we spend money. Becoming conscious of the value of time, and putting money in its proper place is a wise choice that can make yourself very rich and successful.

“Waste your money and your only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life”. Micheal LeBoeuf

#5- Take action without procrastinating

Action is what creates results! Putting things off can easily become a habit that only creates stress. One of the best things we can do for our life is to stop procrastinating. When all the dust settles the most important thing to do is action. You can do all the planning, and hypothesizing you want, but until there is action nothing is going to get done.

“Procrastination is opportunities assassin” . Victor Kiam

Would you rather flock with the crows or rise above like an eagle? The answer to that question determines whether you’re ready to rise above mediocrity or stay average.

 

8 Simple Tasks to Improve Your Results In Life

improve your resultsWhen you start feeling overwhelmed in life wouldn’t it be nice to improve your results every time. Well you can. In fact by the time you finish reading these 8 simple tasks below you’ll have enough tools at your disposal to completely change your circumstances. But first we must identify some of the root causes. For example what is causing these emotions? Usually when we feel unhappy in our life there’s always a reason. Sometimes we know immediately what’s causing it, and other times we might really have to search deep within ourselves to find answers. It could be a relationship, or finances ….. Maybe it’s a situation at work, or a family problem.

The more specific we are at narrowing down our feelings of worry, anxiety, and fear, the more effective, and useful these tasks will work. They will improve your results in life from despair to hope. happiness, and success. Here’s Barrie Davenport with  Feeling Overwhelmed? 8 ways to beat work, And take control of your life.