What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

 How much does the first hour of every day matter? As it turns out, a lot. It can be the hour you see everything clearly, get one real thing done, and focus on the human side of work rather than your task list.

Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of every day to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, maybe knock out a few tasks? It was called home room, and it went away after high school. But many successful people schedule themselves a kind of grown-up home room every day. You should too.

The first hour of the workday goes a bit differently for Craig Newmark of Craigslist, David Karp of Tumblr, motivational speaker Tony Robbins, career writer (and Fast Company blogger) Brian Tracy, and others, and they’ll tell you it makes a big difference. Here are the first items on their daily to-do list. Read More...

Thought Provoking Quote

This is a very thought provoking quote by Marianne Williamson. I would like to know your thoughts about it and what it means to you. Please leave a comment below.

 

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful
beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves,
‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing
enlightening about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are
all meant to shine as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is
within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we
unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our
own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
–Marianne Williamson

 

Very powerful and thought provoking. Read it several times to get the full meaning of it and then leave a comment below as to what you got out of this quote.

Keith Young

Law of Attraction Coach

The greatest failure is a moral failure!

Reprinted with permission from the "Tip of the Week". To subscribe for the free "Tip of the Week" please go to  http://www.personalityinsights.com and receive Dr. Rohm's weekly Tip every Monday morning.

One of life's most difficult lessons is failure. We have all experienced it at one time or another. The upside of failure is that it can be a great teacher. If we are willing, we can learn a lot from it. However, the most devastating and damaging of all failure is moral failure. Let me explain. Read More...

Worry Is No Anwer

I ran across this article by Bill Denton. In my opinion worry is the most useless emotion we have as it only adds more stress to our lives. If you are a worrier then read this great ariticle.

 

And He said to His disciples, “For this reason I say to you, do not worry about your life, as to what you will eat; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.” (Luke 12:22-23, NASB)

All the water in the world
However hard it tried,
Could never, never sink a ship
Unless it got inside.

All the hardships of this world,
Might wear you pretty thin,
But they won’t hurt you, one least bit ...
Unless you let them in.
— Anonymous

Are you a worrier?

If you’re like a lot of people, worry just might be one of the things that makes life miserable. It’s not uncommon for people to lose sleep, drop weight, develop “nervous tics,” suffer ulcers or other gastric disorders, or get pretty sick in other ways, all from worry. Worry just might be one of the elements that feeds a grand variety of mental and emotional disorders, and thought we don’t usually diagnose things this way, worry is the cause of countless spiritual maladies as well. Read More...

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

This is an excerpt from an article written by Greg McKeown | 10:00 AM August 8, 2012. I usually don't post things from others but I feel this is very good and you should check out Greg McKeown for more articles as well.

Why don't successful people and organizations automatically become very successful? One important explanation is due to what I call "the clarity paradox," which can be summed up in four predictable phases:

Phase 1: When we really have clarity of purpose, it leads to success.
Phase 2: When we have success, it leads to more options and opportunities.
Phase 3: When we have increased options and opportunities, it leads to diffused efforts.
Phase 4: Diffused efforts undermine the very clarity that led to our success in the first place.

Curiously, and overstating the point in order to make it, success is a catalyst for failure. Read More...

The Law of Abundance

There are many universal laws that affect our daily lives.  The most powerful of these universal laws is the law ofattraction but today I want to cover the law of abundance.  The law of abundance says there is ample money for everyone who knows how to acquire it and keep it.  Abundance is not only money but you can have an abundance of love, joy, prosperity, and everything else that affects your life.  We live in an abundant universe where there is enough for all who really want to are willing to obey the laws governing the universe.

I would like to cover money in this article.  There is plenty of money available to everyone.  There is no real shortage of money.  There is a shortage if you think there is a shortage.  You can have all you really want and need.  We are surrounded by a generous universe and there is blessings and opportunities to acquire all that we truly desire.  It is your attitude of either abundance or scarcity toward money that will have a huge impact on whether you become wealthy or not. Read More...

Do You Have an Olympian Mindset

Have you been watching the Olympics? I have been watching them and as I was sitting there watching them I noticed something.  All of these athletes gave it their all. They didn't go out there with losing in mind. Even if they were not the favorite to win they knew if they gave a performance of a lifetime they had a chance to stand on the podium and get a silver or bronze medal. They went in with one thing in mind and that was to do their very best. No matter if they were nervous, had fears, didn't feel 100%, just saw another athlete have a great performance, they went out there and gave it everything they had. They had an Olympian Mindset.  Read More...

The Power of Choice

 The greatest power a person can possess is the power to choose. I hear people complain all the time about how bad their life is or how they wish they could change their life or they are not living their ideal life. If you are not living your ideal life and want more out of life then change it. You have that choice.

When you have a choice mindset rather than a have to mindset it empowers you. You look at things differently if you know you have a choice in the matter. When you feel like you have to do something you are more apt not to do it as it feels like a chore. If something feels like a chore we really don’t feel like doing it. It is a struggle to get excited about doing it. Read More...

Do Your Internal Beliefs Empower You or Limit You?

Let me ask you a question. If you were to wake up one day and find out that something that you believed to be true for years, simply was not true at all. It was completely false, a big lie. Not even close to what you believed to be the truth at all. How would you feel about it?

Would you feel betrayed, angry, confused, stupid, an idiot? Maybe a little bit of each of those?

Some of us hold on to beliefs that do not support what we want in order to avoid those feelings of above. Think about having to unlearn a belief that we believed to be true for years. Now that would be an emotional and mental challenge, wouldn’t it? Read More...

Focus and relax visualization exercise

Preparation: choose a time that you will be undisturbed for at least 15 minutes.  You want to create a soothing environment around you.  You can play some calling and soothing music if that helps.  I also suggest that you hold something in your hand such as a favorite small object.  This can be a piece of jewelry, a small token that means a lot to you, or in my case a crystal.

 

Steps:

  1. you should find a comfortable sitting position.  You can lay down on your bed if you choose to that I do not like this because I would have a tendency of relaxing too much and falling asleep.  I choose to do this in a sitting position with my hands and feet uncrossed.  You want to hold this position easily for 10 to 15 minutes.  Your spine should be straight to allow a good energy flow through your entire body.  Then close your eyes and begin breathing very slowly and calmly.  Long deep breaths are preferred. Read More...