The Ice Bucket Challenge

Everywhere you look on television, and social media, people are taking the ice bucket challenge for ALS. Every one is jumping on the bandwagon for this one. I do love that it is for a very worthy cause. I would like to use this opportunity to give you additional thoughts on this ice bucket phenomenon.

With a lot of people putting so much energy and thought into taking this challenge, and also challenging other people, what about if we put as much energy and thought into other things in our lives. It seems like almost everyone wants to be included in on this and are willing to show the world through social media that we support this. I know a lot of people are just probably following the lead of someone else. In doing this. Just because they were challenged. Read More…

What’s holding you back from taking action toward your desires?

For many, it’s a fear of rejection. Imagine the level of success you could create if you were to transform that fear into the power of focus and commitment. A lot of times, when you question the fear, you’ll find it has no substance. Ask yourself, What’s the worst that could happen if I’m rejected? Usually, the answer is that you might hear someone say “no.” Is that really such a big deal? Does it change your value?

There’s nothing that anyone can do, say, or think to lessen your value. You have incredible value simply because you are here on this planet. And you can decide how much you align yourself with that truth. It is impossible for anyone to reject you unless you are rejecting yourself. Because remember, your outer reality is a reflection of your inner reality. Others are just mirroring back to you the way you feel about yourself. Read More…

How do You Think About Adversity?

Let me ask you a question. What comes to mind when you think about adversity when it appears in your life? Most people think about struggle or hardship or some kind of difficulty. Remember, that is always more than one perspective on any issue. When I coach clients on adversity in their life I always tell them to choose the perspective that feels the best. In the Law of Attraction the better you feel then the higher the vibration you are putting out. If you are vibrating on a higher level then you are becoming more magnetic to attracting more abundance, prosperity, love, health or anything else that you desire. Read More…

Things I Learned from Hip Replacement Surgery

I recently had a hip replacement. My pain was at a level that I could not tolerate any longer and it was affecting my everyday life.So I went ahead and had a total hip replacement.  I would like to share with you now some of the insights that I gained with this surgery.

What I learned through having this surgery is to focus in on the results that you want.  This is the same thing I teach my clients.  I teach my clients about focusing their thoughts on what they want and not on what they do not want.  So I focused on my desired result to regain my mobility quickly and the pain will diminish rapidly.  I just focused in an adjusted my attitude to one that will support my desired results. Read More…

Happy Thanksgiving–26 Tips for Living An Awesome Life

Typically, the message of Thanksgiving is one of abundance and love as we surround ourselves with our favorite people and fabulous food. This year is no different.  No matter what we know about the past and what we feel about the future, Prepare for an awesome life. Although a list similar to this one has been circulating for a while, I made a few changes, added some things and lent my personal touch to some of these awesome tips.  The message is timeless and I hope you enjoy it.

 

26 Tips for Living An Awesome Life

1. Take a short walk every day and while you walk, smile. Walking is the ultimate antidepressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day and contemplate the beautify of peace.

3. When you wake up in the morning, pray for God’s guidance in giving you purpose for the day.

4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, broccoli, and almonds.

6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

7. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in creating a positive moment in the present.

8. Eat at least one bounteous meal a day.

9. Know that life is not fair, but it is still good.

10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Forgive them for everything.

11. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

12. You do not have to win every argument. Sometimes it is best to agree to disagree.

13. Make peace with your past so it will not spoil the present.

14. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

16. Frame every so-called personal disaster with these words: ‘In five years, will it matter?”.

17. Help the needy and be generous Be a ‘giver’ not a ‘taker’.

18. What other people think of you is none of your business, so why should you care?

19. Time heals everything.

20. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

21. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

22. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

23. Each night before you go to bed, reflect on the day and be thankful for your accomplishments.

24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

25. Take some time each day to give a hug to your loved ones or even to your pets. And don’t forget to let them hug you back.

26. Recognize that becoming self-reliant is the most important thing you can do to insure long-term survival. Rely on yourself and you will never be met with disappointment.

The Final Word

As we enter the waning few weeks of the year, I encourage you to look back and reflect upon those things that have made you the happiest. If there were more bad times then good, so be it. As Preppers we have too much to do to dwell on the past. Let us move forward together as we create a better life for ourselves and our family.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Creating Success in 2014

success-man-with-key Well 2014 is almost upon us. So what are you doing now that will help create a successful year next year. Now is the time for you to reflect and assess what you accomplished this year and what went right and what went wrong. I like to do year end assessments of myself and my performance in relation to my goals for the year.

What you didn’t set goals? Shame on you…LOL. If you didn’t set any goals this year then now is the time to start thinking about setting them for next year. There are a lot of people there are a lot of people do not set goals and those are the people that usually remain stuck exactly where they are in life and cannot figure out why they remain stuck.

Successful people are the ones who set written goals every single year.That is why it is important to write your goals down because it gives you direction on which you can create an action plan for success.  By creating this action plan it gives you a step-by-step measurable guide see if you are on track successfully completing your goal or if you need to make adjustments.

Success is also a mindset.  You already envision yourself as being a success that you will become a success.  If you have doubts you can accomplish any of your goals and become a success then you will not be a success.What you need to do 1st is defined what success means to you.  Success mean something different for everyone.  For example, a success could mean becoming a great mother and wife.  A success to someone else could mean becoming wealthy so they can give back to the community.  A success could mean an entrepreneur who wants to start a business to not only support his family but to help other people as well.

So defined what success means to you in any area of your life. Maybe you want to get healthier so defined what success means to you in relation to your health. Maybe you want more success in your finances and that means paying off debt and possibly creating more income. Maybe want that promotion at work you are working diligently to get that promotion and to you that could be success.

So now it is time to start thinking about next year in starting to write down goals that you want for next year. I also suggest writing down specifically how you want next year to turn out for you. Be very specific as to what kind of success you want and in all areas of your life in relation to your goals.

Be as detailed as you want and then start reading this on a daily basis. By reading this and visualizing yourself already having accomplished it you will start to feel the success that you want and that in turn will manifest itself to reality for you. Wishing you a fantastic 2014.

Keith Young

Personal Effectiveness Coach

 

Living Intentionally

The quality of our lives begins with our intentions. Our intentions form our thoughts, our thoughts shape our actions, and our actions create our lives. When we move into and live with deliberate intention, we create conscious living.

Intentionality is one of the most powerful of the 26 emotional intelligence competencies. As coaches, we support our clients daily in improving the quality of their lives, and it all begins with setting powerful, compelling, energizing intentions. Read More…

Do vision and dream boards really work?

Most people have heard of a dream or vision board.  There have been a lot of teachings on why to have a vision or dream board and also on how to construct a dream board.  I personally do have some issues on the way a vision or dream board has been taught and also the name of it.  I do believe in the concept and have used it myself and continue to use it to this very day.

1st let me address the problems that I have with vision and dream boards.  So if you think on how having a vision or dream board has been taught over the years you will see why most dream and vision boards do not work for most people.  It has been taught to put things on your vision and dream board such as expensive cars, luxury houses, expensive vacations, the luxury boats, money, etc. Read More…

Eliminating Worry

Worry is one of the most worthless emotions.  Worrying does not solve your problem. Worrying about something only adds more stress to our already stressful lives. Now I am not saying that we shouldn’t be concerned over certain situations in our lives.  We should be concerned about every area of our lives and make a plan to move forward in every area as well.

Challenges will come up in everyone’s life.  It is how we handle these challenges that will make or break us.  Our natural tendency is to worry when some challenges rears its ugly head.  We worry when things are out of our control.  We need to face that and stop the worrying when we cannot control things.  Look for the things we can control and then put your focus on that and solving your challenge.  Read More…

Cancel-Cut-Switch and Slash: Time to Let it Go

Here at Inner Game Magic we’re just not big fans of the term “cut back.” Well, it kind of sounds like it’s going to hurt, doesn’t it?

Instead, we much prefer that you “let go of what’s not serving you.” Ahhhh. Doesn’t that sound nice? And it is.

Let’s face it. We’re all holding on to things that aren’t moving us forward. They might even be weighing us down. You know what things we mean. The size “whatever” pants in your closet that you haven’t fit into in years. Golf clubs that never made it to a course. A gym membership you’ve rarely used. Or that food dehydrator you ordered online. (Yeah, that was an awesome pick.

If you’re like most people there are more than a few things that will immediately jump to your mind. When they do, jot them down in your notebook. Or, better yet … gather them up and set them aside. (They’ll come in handy on another day this week!)

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