Tuesday, January 31, 2012

"Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars." -Warren Buffett

A lot of people who wish they had more money actually hate those who do have it.  But how can you bring more money into your life if you hate the people who have more?  You'd be hating yourself.  And because of that you subconsciously push money away.  Doesn't that make sense?  If you had more money, you'd be the same person you are now - just with more money.  The best way to understand this is to learn what your true beliefs are about money, eliminate the ones that don't support you and replace them with new empowering ones.  Doing so will change your financial life forever. Need help with the process?  Read "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind" by T. Harv Eker or even better, go to one of his free weekend Millionaire Mind Intensive sessions held around the world. 

Monday, January 30, 2012

“Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other -- it doesn't matter who it is -- and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other.” ~ Mother Teresa

There's research that says that every body position matches an emotion.  Try it out.  If you sit in a recliner, even if you're not tired, you'll be yawning soon.  Or stand as if you're sad and in no time you'll feel that emotion.  So smile - whether you feel like It or not - and you'll feel better in a very short time.  Do it for you...do it for the rest of us.  Our world needs more smilers...and love for each other.  :)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

"If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think." ~ T Harv Eker

We spend so much time thinking we're not as good as others.  Our focus on celebrity only makes us feel less.  But even they're insecure about things - especially their looks because they're under tighter scrutiny than most of us.  So go forward knowing that focusing on being less only uses up valuable time you could spend being who you want to be.  And isn't that  time better spent?

Saturday, January 28, 2012

"Happy people build their inner world; unhappy people blame their outer world."  ~T Harv Eker

Happiness isn't those crazy times the commercials show when people are screaming with joy over a can of Pringles! (Thanks for that concept Martha Beck in "O Magazine").  It's a collection of small events.  I often hear myself saying, "Thank makes me happy" when something puts a smile on my face.  Now I'm making a list of them - and doing them as often as possible.  Very simple - live, notice, collect, do.  And that makes me happy!

Friday, January 27, 2012

 "Utilize the "law of momentum" which states that, "A body at rest tends to remain at rest while a body in motion tends to remain in motion". In short, get into motion!  Remember, moods are a product of the "mind". Train yourself and your body to "get started" even if you're not in the mood." ~ T Harv Eker

Procrastination an issue for you?  You need to get that body in motion!  Notice what does get you going - for me it's doing something creative even if it has nothing to do with what I need to do or getting curious about something.  Once you know what works for you, use it to get that body in motion.  Still stuck?  Set the timer for 15 minutes.  Tell yourself that you'll do whatever it is you don't really want to do but need to do for that 15 minutes.  Give yourself permission to quit when the timer goes off.  Then start.  Even though you know it's a trick, the law of momentum will take over and you'll be a body in motion and get the job done.  You can always be a body at rest when you're done for the day!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

"Love yourself—accept yourself—forgive yourself—and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things.” — Leo F. Buscaglia

No, it's not Valentine’s Day but it is a time to show love – to ourselves.  Why?  Because if we don’t love ourselves, we have a hard time living.  Loving ourselves doesn’t mean being selfish or egotist.  It just means valuing ourselves enough to be kind to ourselves because that will help us be kind to the other 7 billion who inhabit this planet we call home.  Love ourselves…even if we’ve already dropped our resolutions, even if we don’t have the perfect body, job, relationship, car, and so on…  Love ourselves because we each bring something special that no one else does...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

"Happiness is not an accident. Nor is it something you wish for. Happiness is something you design." ~ Jim Rohn 

Start noticing things that make you happy.  Once you tell your brain that you want to be aware of what makes you happy, it will help you start noticing.   Here's an example: When I found the background for this blog, it made me happy because it was the ocean.  Yes, what makes you happy can be that simple.  Start noticing ...and collecting things that make you happy. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

"If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think." ~ T Harv Eker

It's easy to think that everyone else has their act together but they're struggling with the same issues we all have.  Successful people just choose to act despite those feelings.  So if you've got something difficult to do, just do it.  Nike was right.

Monday, January 23, 2012

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain." ~ Maya Angelou
Reminds me of the another quote (don't know where I heard it): "Are you  complaining because your life is miserable or is your life miserable because you're always complaining?"  Something to think about. 

Want to change how much you complain?  Check out
www.ComplaintFreeWorld.org for a rubber bracelet.  Goal?  To keep it on one wrist for a month.  Tricky part?  You have to switch wrists everytime you complain.  But imagine what your life will be like if you don't complain for a month???

Sunday, January 22, 2012

"Happy people build their inner world; unhappy people blame their outer world." ~T Harv Eker

We spend a lot of time blaming others for the circumstances of our lives.  When we do that, we give the power to others.  Choose to learn instead of blame because it puts you back in the driver's seat.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

"The best way to predict your future is to create it. ~ Peter Drucker

We all get to set the course for our future. Sure things come along to pull us off course but it's up to us whether to get back on course.  An airplane is the perfect example.  It has a destination in mind, takes off heading to that point.  But it's constantly affected by the wind and other airplane traffic so it's always off course for a brief second.  Then the pilot...or auto-pilot...corrects the path and the plane continues.  Without judgment, by the way. The plane doesn't berate itself for going off course.  No "You're so stupid, how could you fail?" like we humans tend to do.  Just sets a destination/goal, heads that way, makes adjustments as needed, arrives.  Something to think about.

Friday, January 20, 2012

"If you want to have a successful and fulfilling New year, start by examining the way you think and feel about your job, your relationships, and yourself. After all, the single most important factor in personal happiness and your impact on others is your attitude." Michael Josephson

After all, we get to decide what we think.  Just because a thought passes through our head doesn't mean we have to let it set up a home there.  Decide to look the best in a situation.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


We're all looking for a way to improve our lives in some way - a better job, less stress, more money to pay our bills, great relationships, more happiness.  The list goes on and is as personal as we are.

Our world has gotten a bit turbulent lately - earthquakes, tusnamis, cruise ships crashing, the economy, politics...the list goes on and on.  Makes it seem like there is no positive news anywhere.  But in reality, according to research, there are 10 positive things that happen for every negative one that does.

What we see in the news is not really what's new, but the list of the 10 worst things that happened yesterday.  With 7 billion people in the world, we hear mostly about the ones who do the worst things.  Tends to give us a warped view of the world.  We all could use a positive boost...a tip, a quote, a strategy to help us see the world in a better light.  

So watch the news if you want but realize that there are hundreds of wonderful things that happened yesterday that you didn't hear about.  And that should make you feel hopeful and happier.