Saturday, October 31, 2009

What Makes A Great Leader

Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.- Warren G. Bennis

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born - that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born. Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led.- Warren G. Bennis

Leadership is an art and a science. It is an art because it continually evolves, changes form, and requires creativity. It is a science because there are certain essential principles and techniques required. A good leader knows when it is time to change shape because they are highly attentive to those around them. Coming from a position of strength, a great leader takes risks by freeing up the creative genius in their followers to build their capability and multiply the talents of the organization. This leads to community and greatness. By powerfully communicating a vision that animates, motivates, and inspires followers, a great leader is able to transform his or her organization. A good leader needs to be able to laugh; a great leader needs to be able to laugh at oneself.

What kind of leader are you being? Where is your organization in relation to your vision?

What do you think makes a great leader? Who do you think was a great leader?

What qualities did or do they routinely exhibit? What do your followers want to know in order to believe in you? What are the words that lead them to believe you?

Consider the following as a beginning list of Qualities:

Sense of humor

Now consider the following Questions that relate to those Qualities:

Do you cooperate with the best in your people or do you demand from them?

Do you routinely work with them to bring innovation and best practices to your organization or do you push your ideas on them?

Are you consistent in demonstrating the principles of leadership you wish others to emulate, or do you vacillate in your own modeling?

Do you encourage creativity with brainstorming or are your ideas the only ones that work?

Are you conscious and present with your employees, or are you in a conversation in your head while with them?

Do you balance caring in the choices you make that effect your organization or are you only interested in the bottom line?

Are you the only one capable in your company, or do you unleash capability by empowerment through equality in responsibility and authority?

How courageous are you? What does risk look like to you? Does your organization go through frequent paradigm shifts continually advancing your corporate vision?

Do you foster a collaborative working environment or does your leadership style reflect mainly "telling?"

Do you balance understanding with expectations on deadlines when the circumstances dictate?

Do you model integrity? What does integrity look like to you?

Are you able to laugh at yourself and laugh freely and openly with your leadership team?

One of the joys of coaching emerging leaders is the well-spring of ideas that surface in the coaching conversation. I find that both new and the existing leaders understand the dynamics of leadership required for today's complex business environment. Many of them emulate the qualities covered above.

Where do you stand?

This is where I stand and following me here at Every Month A Millon with my Daily Dose Of Good you to will become a Great Leader.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Self-Confidence Builders: 6 ways you can start feeling better about yourself, starting now

When your self-confidence soars, everything benefits – your body, your relationships, possibly even your pocketbook.

Here are six simple things you can do today to build your self-confidence.

1. Listen to the way you talk to yourself. Experts say that a full 70 to 80% of our thoughts are negative, and that can eat away at your self-confidence - day in and day out. It may sound corny, but changing your inner monologue can help your self-confidence in untold ways.

Here are some ideas:

Set a timer for random, intermittent periods of time. When the alarm goes off, immediately tune in to find out what you were thinking about. If it’s negative, make a conscious effort to bring your thoughts immediately into something more positive.

Write your own affirmations. Say them twice daily – or record them into a tape recorder and listen to them in your car or while doing daily chores.

Ask a friend to listen for negativity in your conversations. When negativity crops up, immediately say something positive.

Listen to behavior modification audios that target negative self-talk. These can be really effective – and come in both subliminal and non-subliminal varieties.

2. Look your best. Superficial as it may sound, the way you feel about your appearance on a daily basis can really build self-confidence. Go through a stack of magazines and tear out photos of hairstyles and clothing that are appealing to you. How can you incorporate some of those images into your present look? It takes just minutes a day to polish your appearance, and you’ll instantly look and feel more self-confident. When you look and feel more confident, you’ll act more confident. And when you act more confident, you’ll be more confident.

3. Stand up straight. When you are feeling down, you are more likely to slouch and frown, which can make a bad mood even worse. Next time you don’t feel like smiling, pull your shoulders back, stand tall, and smile. Before you know it, your smile will be genuine. And you will be exhibiting a more self-confident you to the world.

4. Examine the energy of your friends. What kind of energy do you emit with friends? What kind of energy do your friends emit? Here’s a good litmus test: How do you feel about yourself and the world immediately after you leave the company of your friend? If you feel down and critical, make an effort to be around more positive, self-confident people. Their energy will rub off on you.

5. Catalog your positives. Make a long list of all the accomplishments that you are proud of, and post it where you can see it every day. Now make a list of the personality characteristics that you are proud of. What makes you unique? Celebrate yourself and all the things that make you, you – without trying to change them.

6. Be grateful. Start your day by jotting down 5 things you are looking forward to. And end your day by writing 5 things you enjoyed. By acknowledging the blessings in our lives, we get a sense for the bigger picture and our larger life purpose, which is much, much more than the day-to-day obstacles of our lives.

I will have much more on building your self-confidence in future post, for now use the six simple steps . They work!

Every Month A Million and your Daily Dose Of Good

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Dreams and Goals – Is There A Difference?

This is another powerful lession I learned from Lori Duff one of my mentors here at Every Month A Million with our Daily Dose Of Good, and I am sure you will find it helpful also.

Many people have goals and dreams. Very often you will hear people use these terms interchangeably as if they were the same thing. I’m sure you’ve been asked, “So what are your goals in life?” or “What is your dream?” They are not the same. Clear understanding of what your dreams verses goals are is key to manifesting the fulfillment in your life.

We all have dreams…we are born dreamers. You have heard the old saying that young men have visions, but old men dream dreams. This great proverb defines “old men” having dreams because old men speak of the wisdom, skill, and mastery of one’s innate ability to manifest their dreams into reality.

Dream On, Dream On, Dream Until The Dream Comes True

Dreams are divine inspirations birthed in the secret place of imagination that give cause to recover that which has always been! You were born to bring into existence from your secret place of imagination, the dreams conceived, nourished, and believed. Dreams are the co-creation of your own ingenuity. Dreams, when defined and clarified provide you the foresight to deliberately create your desired manifestation. This is the Divine expression of Life.

You are a Dream-Maker to manifest and live the life you deserve. Now a dream conceived but never believed is just a fleeting fantasy. The Unlimited Life of who we are reveals dreams to us all the time. We only need to embrace and appreciate the magnificence of personal Being in defining one’s dreams. What happens when inspiring dreams are revealed to you even in a split second? We automatically determined impossibilities because we limit ourselves and therefore indulged in fleeting fantasy.

Your dreams represent your inner desired outcome, manifesting into your reality. James Allen said it perfectly, “Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.” No matter how lofty your dreams or desired end product is, all things are possible!

Put full-undivided attention upon your dreams because you become what you behold, and sooner or later begin to display unto the world your self-fulfilling prophecy. Develop within you a convincing Proceeding Power of Prediction in your live. You hold within an Ability to create and predict your future by realizing and nourishing your dreams today! So, Dream big!

The millions dollar question is this: How do we transform dreams into reality?

Dreams speak of your desired destination, which by the way, really have no finalization because you shall always remain in a state of Constant Unlimited Expansion. The steps, directions, and chosen strategies that develop the manifestation of your dreams are called GOALS.

A great thing happens when you focus your center of attention on your dream destination, you begin to locate and find solutions for the journey along the way. GOALS are the means along the way to fully manifesting your dreams.

Dreams = Desired end product while Goals = Means to achieve dreams.

The fulfillment of the goals along the way to your dream destination provides you great encouragement, momentum, and feedback of your internal focus. Dreams represent what you want and “why,” while goals represent your plan to get you there.

Here is an example. This individual was 40 years of age, overweight by 45 lbs, and had a dream to live a long, healthy life. The dream here was not the reduction of body weight, but achieving his ideal weight, while feeling energetic and perfectly healthy at the age of 45, 50, 60, 75, and beyond. It is dream destination that really has no finalization…it is ever expanding.

Now, this individual experienced repeated perceived failure and un-fulfillment, as a result of focusing on short-term goals rather than his dream destination. If you focus so much on the steps (goals), you run the risk of losing sight of your destination, and the reason why you are pursuing these goals in the first place.
Specific short-term goals are not motivating by themselves; their power comes from their connection to an inspiring dream. In the long run, when I shifted my client’s internal focus and techniques, he not only manifested his dream, but also continues to expand his dream.

As we have discussed, GOALS are the steps along the way in fulfilling your dream destination. The key is to FOCUS and center your attention on your dreams, creating solutions (target GOALS) for unending expansion. So, make sure your focus on the END rather than the means.

Here are some suggestions for identifying the difference between your Dreams and Goals:

1. Define your internal Dream: Develop a crystal-clear picture or your dream destination. Write it down in your dream journal.

2. Set specific times of centering and focusing upon your Dream Destination in your thoughts and imagination. Carry in your Mind the picture of not only reaching your Dream Destination, but also expanding your Dreams.Again, do not be concerned with the methodology! To be preoccupied with the “how to” and not the “why,” nurtures doubt, lowers aspirations, and sabotages your vision of manifesting your Dream Destination.

3. Set specific times of focus, read your dream aloud to yourself. Make sure it is stated in the affirmative as if you have already manifested your dream.

4. See yourself maximizing your ability to manifest your dreams. Keep this visual image in your mind for 15-20 minutes, three times a day! Hold it there! Imagine yourself accomplishing ultimate success – how it feels, sounds, tastes, looks, and smells.

As you do this, write the short-term GOALS that are revealed to you. Steps of action are being identified! Writing down your goals gives them power, and makes them real. They transform that which we have been dreaming of into a workable solution.

Practice this over and over until it becomes Life unto you. Remember, focuses on your Dreams, dream lofty dreams for nothing is impossible to him who knows his dream to be true.

I hope this has been enlightening and inspiring to you.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Accepting your Darkside

I start today with a quote.......

"It’s only by spotting your shadow when you see the direction of light."

We’re only humans, folks, and our structure is made from both light and dark materials. That is one of the most important things you have to know about your nature when you start a personal development strategy. Each part play a role in your life. Ignoring one of them could lead to unpredictable results, so to speak. The truth is that we’re all here to evolve, we’re in a process, and a process involve some sort of cycling through different stages and milestones that we need to achieve.

What is your darkside?

We all know what is light in your life. Even if it takes different names or is described in different concepts, we all actually know when something is making us shine. Those are the things we thrive for all our life. But what is the darkside in you? It’s the opposite of the stuff you like? Not really. In fact, the darkside of your persona is often a rejected and ignored pile of emotions, situations and phobias that you try to forget with all your power.

Your darkside is what you hate most in yourself. It’s your fear of failure, it’s your extreme shyness or your sexual compulsion. Or maybe a drug or alcohol addiction or an aggressive way of dealing with your closest family and friends.

The darkside it’s also what you hate most in others. Every time a person is making you nuts, it’s because that person touched a very delicate part of your darkside. If somebody suddenly put you in a depressed state by talking about his parents, is because you have a very bad approach with your parents. If you spot a beggar walking in front of you with an image of poverty and suddenly you start to feel the chill about your bank account it’s because that person revealed in you the fear from scarcity.

At some level, your darkside is also the general conception about ugliness. If you’re bald, for instance, and you feel somehow guilty and rejected because of this, it’s because the general opinion is that baldness is something really ugly.The same goes for overweighted people or for extremely tall or short persons.

Why accepting your darkside?

The general approach toward the darkside is to “fight it”. From older religion to modern counseling techniques, you are supposed to “kill the anxiety”, to “destroy the enemy within” or to “have a victory upon yourself”. This is strange. This is a destructive approach. It makes you split your persona in two: the right and the wrong. You can’t really be mentally or spiritually split, unless you suffer from severe schizophrenia.

The acceptance, on the other hand, have some really interesting advantages.

First of all, when you accept that you do have a darkside and that is part of you, all the energy that you spent in fighting it, will suddenly be available for other purposes. You can start to build on your shiny part if you want, because you have an extra energy pack. You don’t need to fight anymore, just by accepting that you are who you are, you will have access to a new source of personal power. You just took some horse power from your regular “I am not this person, I can’t be that bad” sentences that you say to yourself, and used in another part of your activity. Like taking a walk, for example.

Second, when you totally accept yourself, you make a big step toward inner completion, or integrity. I don’t use the term integrity in its moral sense, but in the sense of “whole”-iness. Acting with integrity means acting with all your being, not following some moral code. Following a moral code should be a personal decision, but you can make that decision with integrity, with all your being. Keeping yourself mentally separated in images like: “I am a good person for doing this, but I am a bad person because I have this shopping compulsion” will lead you to a state of constant fatigue, if not illness. We’re not designed to act in a fragmented way, we’re supposed to act as a whole unique person, with good and bad parts.

And third, if you do accept you have a darkside, you establish a starting point. Now I know: “I’m not only this respectable person, but I am also this shy and sad person who fears social contacts. So? This is me, and I know from where I start and to where I end. I established my whole territory now. You can accept me or not, but I know that I accepted myself, and that’s ok.”

How can you accept your darkside?

Of course, in real life, is not that easy. You can’t just wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and say to yourself: “ok, I do have a darkside, have a nice day”. It takes courage and energy. It takes time also. And it takes more than one try, that’s for sure.

How can you start it?

A good insertion point would be to start identify your reactions to the stuff you don’t like. Let’s say you watch a movie and suddenly you feel depressed. Identify the context: was because the main character in the movie was left by his girlfriend? Ok, so it was fear from abandon. Try to observe each situation in which your emotions are running crazy and give a name to that situation. It’s difficult at the beginning because emotions are so energy-hungry that you will have so little energy left for observation. But it can be done, it only takes some discipline.

Soon you’ll realize that you have a limited pack of really bad situations. Using those names you will start to actually depict each and every situation in its own words: “now I have a shopping compulsion, now I have an aggressive impulse”. Following that impulse or stopping it is not the question at this stage. But naming it and observing it, is. As a matter of fact, following or not the impulse is strictly a personal choice.

After this stage, try to prepend the word “accept” to those situations. You are probably now in the position to accurately identify all your “dark” contexts and use appropriate names for them, so all you have to do is to put “accept” before the names. So, the situation: “shopping compulsion” becomes “accept shopping compulsion”. I am sure that everybody got the idea now.

This is not an all-in-one technique for accepting your darkside, not even the most efficient one. I’m sure everybody may come with variations or even other techniques for starting to accept the inner darkside. I only try to describe what worked for me.

When do I know I succeeded?

Basically, there isn’t such a moment. Like I already said, you can’t wake up in the morning and say: “aye, this is my darkside and I accept it”. Maybe the results will come in a different form. You may feel some sort of relaxation and some increase in the energy level. Or maybe you will start to feel relaxed in contexts were you used to be tensed.

One other symptom that you really started to accept your self will be the “linearity” in your manifestations. Being it anger or joy, if you could sustain that feeling for longer periods than before, that is a sign that your person is starting to re-conciliate with itself.

And that is your real victory, and it was obtained only by consciously accepting yourself.

Feel free to share your opinions on this.

Every Month A Million and the Daily Dose Of Good

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mind Power

What would a happy and meaningful life look like to you? Is it financial abundance you want? How about spiritual enlightenment? Vigorous health? Maybe you would like all of these things, and why not? Whatever life circumstances you choose for yourself, you can achieve them using Mind Power.

Here with my Daily Dose Of Good I will teach you how to lead happy and successful lives. Now each of us defines success in our own way. For some it means making a lot of money. For others it is winning a sporting championship or excelling at a vocation. Still others find success in raising a family, devoting themselves to a worthy cause, traveling the world or becoming an artist. Each of us decides what success is to us, and that is how it should be. Whatever your vision of success is, you can achieve it; you can achieve anything you put your mind to once you understand Mind Power.

Mind Power Basics

Let’s get to the basics of Mind Power. All physical reality is made up of vibrations of energy. Your thoughts too are vibrations of energy. This is not a concept or theory, but rather the startling new reality that quantum physics now reveals to us. Your thoughts have a powerful influence; they affect what happens to you. To know this is to know something great.

Most of us go through our waking hours taking little notice of our thought processes: how the mind moves, what it fears, what it heeds, what it says to itself, what it brushes aside. For the most part we eat, work, converse, worry, hope, plan, make love, shop, play, all with minimal attention paid to how we think. This is unfortunate, for we are neglecting one of the most important and powerful forces in our life.

Mind Power is directing your thoughts toward a desired outcome. Put simply, what you focus on you attract. Focus on success and you attract success. Focus on fear and failure and you attract failure. Mind Power is understanding these laws and making our thoughts work for us. Your thoughts are the primary creative forces in your life. Use them consciously and use them often and you will awaken to a whole new life of power and opportunity.

A New Life Is But a New Mind

If you want to make changes in your life, you must look to the causes, and the causes are almost always the way you are using your mind — the way you are thinking. You cannot think both negative and positive thoughts at the same time. One or the other will dominate. The mind is a creature of habit, so it becomes each individual’s responsibility to make sure that positive emotions and thoughts constitute the dominating influence in their mind.

In order to change external conditions, you must first change the internal. Most people omit this step. They try to change external conditions by working directly on those conditions. This always proves futile, or at best temporary, unless it is accompanied by a change of thoughts and beliefs.

Awakening to this truth, the way to a better, more successful life becomes crystal clear. Train your conscious mind to think thoughts of success, happiness, health, prosperity, and to weed out negativity such as fear and worry. Keep your conscious mind busy with the expectation of the best, and make sure the thoughts you habitually think are based upon what you want to see happen in your life.

Water takes the shape of whatever container holds it, whether it be in a glass, a vase or a riverbank. Likewise, your mind will create and manifest according to the images you habitually think about in your daily thinking. This is how your destiny is created. A new life is created by new thoughts.

The Subconscious & Synchronicity

Your subconscious mind is a second, hidden mind that exists within you. It interprets and then acts upon the predominating thoughts that reside within your conscious mind. The mandate of the subconscious is to attract circumstances and situations that match the images you have within.

In order to understand how the conscious and subconscious minds work together as a team to create your reality, let me again use an analogy. Your subconscious mind is like deep fertile soil that accepts any seed you plant within it. Your habitual thoughts and beliefs are the seeds that are being constantly sown within, and they produce in your life what is sown. Just as surely as corn kernels produce corn and wheat seeds produce wheat your thoughts will have an effect in your life. You will reap what you sow. This is a law.

The conscious mind is like the gardener. It is your responsibility to be aware of how this process works, and to choose wisely what reaches the inner garden. Unfortunately for most of us our role as gardener has never been explained to us. And in misunderstanding this role, we have allowed seeds of all types, both good and bad, to enter the inner garden of our subconscious.

The subconscious will not discriminate, judge or censor. It will manifest success, abundance and health just as easily as failure, ill health and misfortune. It works to reproduce in our life according to the seeds we have nurtured within. Your subconscious accepts what is impressed upon it with feeling and repetition whether these thoughts are positive or negative. It does not evaluate things like your conscious mind does.


Once you grasp the fact that your subconscious will bring to you whatever you need, want or desire, and you begin working daily, projecting the thoughts and images of what you want, seemingly chance and fortuitous events will begin happening to you. This powerful inner collaborator, working with your conscious mind, will bring to you the people and circumstances you require to achieve your goals. "A thousand unseen hands," as Joseph Campbell describes them, will come to your aid. Synchronicity appears to the uninitiated to be coincidence or luck, but it is neither. It is simply the operation of natural laws which you have set in motion with your thoughts.

Let me explain further how it works. Modern physics now sees the universe as a vast, inseparable web of dynamic activity. Not only is the universe alive and constantly changing, but everything in the universe affects everything else. At its most primary level, the universe seems to be whole and undifferentiated, a fathomless sea of energy that permeates every object and every act. It is all one. In short, scientists are now confirming what mystics and seers have been telling us for thousands of years—we are not separate from, but part of one giant whole.

We now know that everything in the universe is made up of energy. The chair that you're sitting on is comprised of energy. The walls of the room that you are now in, your computer, the events that happen to you are all made up of vibrations of energy. And our thoughts, too, are vibrations of energy. Our thoughts are of the exact same substance as the building blocks of the universe. Once we become aware of this remarkable fact, we can use it to our great advantage.

We are fortunate that the laws of physical reality and of the mind are now beginning to be understood. In years past, it might have seemed unbelievable that we could create our reality through this process, yet now, with these new insights, we not only know how to do it, but also understand why it works. Our thoughts being energy, it only makes sense that our repeated images, affirmations, visualizations, deeply held beliefs, fears and desires, vibrating within the larger web of reality, would have an affect upon that reality. In fact, when you stop and really think about it, since we are all connected, how could it be otherwise?


What you focus on, you attract. The reason this is true is simple. Even though we are not consciously aware of it, we live in an immense quantum sea of vibrating energy that is ever responsive to how and what we think. Our thoughts are forever trying to express themselves in our lives. Our thoughts are creative forces, and the sooner we realize this, the sooner we can begin designing our lives with clarity and purpose.

How can we use this reality in our lives? Again the answer is simple. Focus daily on what you want. And here is where Mind Power techniques can come to your assistance. The Mind Power system consists of easily learned techniques that help you focus and direct your thoughts. The first technique I want to teach you is visualization.

Visualization is simply mental rehearsal. You create images in your mind of your having or doing whatever it is you want. You repeat these images over and over again. I suggest to my students that they practice this technique for five minutes each day. In your five-minute practice, you use your imagination to see yourself being successful, closing the deal, having the relationship, healing the illness—whatever the goal is that you wish to manifest. The key to remember when visualizing is to always visualize that you already have the thing you want. This is a mental trick. You don’t hope you’ll achieve it, or build confidence that some day it will happen. No, with the visualization technique you “live and feel it” as if it is happening to you now. Now on one level you know this is just a mental trick, but here is an important truth to understand. The subconscious mind cannot distinguish between what is real and what is imagined. Your subconscious will act upon the images you create within, regardless of whether those images reflect your current reality or not.

Does it work? Ask Arnold Schwarzenegger. “It’s all in the mind,” says Arnold, who is five-time winner of the Mr. Universe title, a successful real estate tycoon, movie star, and now governor of California. Arnold has it made, but it wasn’t always so. Arnold can remember when he had nothing except a belief that his mind was the key to getting where he wanted to go.

“The mind is really so incredible. Before I won my first Mr. Universe title, I walked around the tournament like I owned it. I had won it so many times in my mind, the title was already mine. Then when I moved on to the movies I used the same technique. I visualized daily being a successful actor and earning big money.”

What worked for Arnold will work for you. I know this because I have taught this system to millions of people worldwide and have seen the results. It’s not magic and it doesn’t happen overnight, but if you persist in your vision, you will achieve it. What you focus on, you attract.


Another technique of Mind Power is that of affirmations. Affirmations are statements that you say either out loud or quietly to yourself. You affirm to yourself whatever it is you want to happen. For example, if you have an important interview coming up, you could affirm to yourself, “A great interview,” and you would repeat this statement over and over again for several minutes. Or, let’s say you’re recovering from a leg injury, you could repeatedly say to yourself, “I have strong and healthy legs.”

Why do affirmations work? They work because whatever you verbally repeat to yourself will influence your thoughts. Say to yourself, “A great interview,” and you will automatically begin thinking about your upcoming interview as “a great interview.” Repeat to yourself, “ I have strong and healthy legs,” and your mind will begin imagining strong and healthy legs. And what you focus your mind on, you attract, so begin focusing on whatever it is you want.

Now let me give you three simple rules to remember when using affirmations:

1. Always affirm in the positive. Make your affirmation a positive statement. Avoid asking yourself, “What happens if it’s a terrible interview?” or saying to yourself, “I’m so nervous.” These statements focus on what you don’t want to occur. If you want to be confident, use that word in your affirmation. If you want to be dynamic, use that word. Use the words that reflect what you want to happen. Be specific.

2. Make your affirmation short and simple. Use a phrase or at maximum one sentence. Your affirmation should be like a mantra that you can repeat over and over again without even thinking about it. Don’t ramble on.

3. Don’t force yourself to believe it, just say it. All you have to do is repeat it over and over again and the affirmation will quite naturally have an effect. After all, you don’t force yourself to believe that the medication your doctor has given you will work. You just take the prescribed dosage and assume it will. So too with affirmations; just repeating the statement many times will cause it to work for you.

Affirmations are simple, easy to use and very powerful. Many professional athletes use them to perform well on the field. Successful business people use them to close deals and run their businesses. Artists use them to be creative and come up with innovative ideas. You can use them too, in any area of your life.

Now repeat after me, “I am successful, confident and achieve my goals. I am successful, confident and achieve my goals. I am successful, confident and achieve my goals.”

Get the idea?


There is an old maxim that says, “Nothing succeeds like success.” And it’s true: a success vibration acts like a magnet that attracts success and opportunities to you. When you “think and feel success,” you vibrate with success energy and act accordingly.

Those of you who are already successful, you have momentum on your side; the law of attraction is already working for you. You are attracting to yourself even greater success because of the nature of your predominant thoughts. Your success vibration is a great asset to you. Those of you who are struggling and not yet successful, don’t despair; you too can create the same success vibration using the technique of “acknowledging.”

The acknowledging technique begins with searching for areas of your life where you are already successful. Unfortunately most of us are quicker to see our own failures and shortcomings than we are to acknowledge our achievements and successes. To create a success vibration you must change this self-defeating habit and become success-focused. Examine your personal qualities and present situation and find things to feel successful about. Can’t find anything? Look again. Are you a loving parent? Are you a good friend to someone? Do you have certain skills? Are you positive? Do people enjoy your company? Are you generous? Do you dress well? Are you a safe driver? You are not limited to the narrow definition of success as someone who is rich, famous and good-looking. There are literally hundreds of other aspects of your life that are equally important. The key is to find aspects that help us feel successful in our life.
Doing this creates a success vibration.

You can also look to your past and acknowledge yourself for past achievements. “But that’s the past,” you might argue. It doesn’t matter; you can use anything, past or present, to make yourself feel successful. I suggest that you reflect upon your life and make yourself an acknowledging list—ten or fifteen attributes that make you feel successful. Spend five minutes every day reading this list over and acknowledging your positive traits, feeling successful. Let these elements seep into your consciousness.

An acknowledging list can be either general or specific. For example, let’s say you’re going to a job interview for a sales position. You might make a specific acknowledging list that highlights the particular qualities you possess which will help you succeed in such a position, such as: I’m a good communicator, I have great people skills, I’m organized, and so on. By focusing on this list you are building a specific success vibration. But the same principle works whether you’re closing a million-dollar deal or getting an entry-level job or finding that perfect partner. Create a success vibration and you will attract success. What are you waiting for? Get started today.

Eliminating Negative Thinking

Having a successful life and achieving your goals are skills that everyone can learn using Mind Power. To do so, the most important point you need to remember is: What you focus on you attract. Simply put, you train your mind to think about what you want in life, and you avoid thinking about what you don’t want. Worry, fear, negative thinking, these are all allowing the mind to focus on what you don’t want. Not only does this drain your energy but it is counterproductive. That is why fear is so destructive and why despair and hopelessness must be avoided. They are in many ways Mind Power in reverse.

So how do we eliminate this negative thinking? The first step is to recognize the importance of eliminating them, and the second step is to be aware when negatives are happening to us.

Now you can’t avoid negative thinking entirely. Sometimes negative thoughts just pop into our mind. What we can do, however, is to be vigilant and aware, so that we immediately recognize when we are thinking negatively. And when we catch ourselves thinking negative thoughts we can use any of these techniques:
1. Change the negative thought into a positive one. For example, if you are worried and focusing on what could go wrong in a situation, change your thoughts to what could go right. The mind can only think one thought at a time; so changing the negative into a positive eliminates the negative.

2. Use an affirmation. Begin affirming to yourself something positive and self-supporting. The mind will focus on what you are repeating to yourself.

3. Use humour and fun. We get very serious and stressed when we’re thinking negative thoughts. Think of something funny to change the energy, or do something fun like going to a movie or having a night out with friends. Don’t let your negative thoughts have power over you. Be proactive in eliminating them.

4. Remind yourself that the negative thought you are thinking is “only a negative thought.” It has no power other than what you give it. Negatives gain momentum from your thinking them over and over again. So stop thinking them.

The key is to be diligent in monitoring what you are thinking, to catch the negatives before they have time to become entrenched. With practice you will notice right away when you are thinking negatives, and you then can take the appropriate actions. The mind is a creature of habit, so encourage positive thoughts and eliminate negative ones. You wouldn’t allow stinking garbage to build up in your house without taking action. Likewise don’t let negative thinking build up in the inner sanctuary of your mind. We are responsible for the thoughts we think. Take action to eliminate negative thinking.

The Subconscious Mind

While most of us are aware that we have something called a subconscious mind within us, there are very few of us who know much more than that about it, let alone how to harness it. This is unfortunate, for your subconscious mind can and should be a great ally in achieving success in your life. All you need do is to establish a working relationship with your subconscious mind. In order to do this, one must become conscious and familiar with this hidden, mysterious aspect of ourselves, and the role it plays in our life.

One of the ways we can do this is by affirming to ourselves for several minutes each day, “My subconscious mind is my partner in success.” By doing this we are re-educating ourselves as to the fact that we possess a second powerful mind, and that it is our partner in success. Becoming conscious of our subconscious, and moving beyond thinking of it as some abstract concept or figment of our imagination is an important step.

The second step is to be aware of how our conscious and subconscious minds work together, to learn the functions and roles of each. The subconscious has two main functions in our life. The first function is to attract to us conditions and circumstances according to the predominant thought patterns that reside within it. My reoccurring mantra is, “What you focus on you attract.” Now with this new subconscious information, you can begin to understand why this is true. Your subconscious mind is not limited in any way and will forever attract to you according to your thoughts. It has no volition of its own and will simply act upon what resides and vibrates within.

Further to this, your subconscious mind will act upon any request or instruction you give it. Any thought that is repeated over and over again will take an imprint within the subconscious, which cannot distinguish between what is real and what is imagined. This is why visualizations, affirmations and repeated images can have such a powerful effect in our life. By doing these exercises we are creating images within ourselves which the subconscious then acts upon.

Our conscious mind is the guardian to the gates of the subconscious. It is the conscious mind’s role to make sure that only the highest quality thoughts gain entrance to the subconscious. When we fully understand that whatever thoughts and beliefs gain entrance to the subconscious will eventually manifest in our life, we become very diligent in monitoring and directing our thoughts.

Designing a Mind Power Program

If you were to do every Mind Power technique shared here for five minutes every day, you’d probably need an hour and a half a day to complete them, and that’s simply too much time. In our modern, busy, active lives time is precious and needs to be used wisely. That’s why I suggest you limit yourself to twenty to thirty minutes a day. This is sufficient time to see dramatic results in a relatively short amount of time, and yet very doable, even for the busiest person.

You have to work to see results with Mind Power. It’s not a magic wand. Mind Power is a practice not a philosophy, and there are very few practices that will guarantee you results from just twenty to thirty minutes a day, so we’re fortunate to have these techniques.

Some exercises can be general and others specific. For example, you could have a general exercise on abundant health and a specific one to help with your sore back. Or a general one on an abundance of money and a specific one on closing an important deal with one of your customers.

Designing your own personal Mind Power program is like painting a canvas. There are a few basic rules of composition and color, but after that each artist paints in his or her own particular way. The paintings of Picasso and Rembrandt are radically different from one another, yet both are recognized as masters of their craft. So too can you be a master of Mind Power in your own unique way; all you need are the desire and a willingness to put time in every day thinking in this new and exciting way.

Each person is different, and have different ways of using Mind Power. This is one of the strengths of Mind Power—it will suit your particular style and character. Some people use a diversity of techniques, while others use only one or two. I know individuals who have achieved great success using only the affirmation technique and nothing else. While using just one technique would be too restrictive and limiting for me, it worked for them and that’s all that counts. I am a big believer in RESULTS! So feel free to design your own system.

I personally like to spend approximately five minutes on each exercise I give myself. So if I devote between twenty to thirty minutes, that’s four to six exercises daily. I also like to assign myself a weekly program, whereby I stick to the same exercises all week. At the end of each week I review my exercises and alter them as feels appropriate. The mind likes diversity, and changing exercises week by week often spurs one on. The important thing is to make sure you’re doing some exercises every day.

Let’s assume you’ve chosen an appropriate goal and you’ve committed yourself to doing twenty to thirty minutes a day for a ninety-day period. A possible Mind

Power scenario might look something like this:

5 minutes visualizing your goal
5 minutes affirming your goal10 minutes on subconscious exercises for guidance
5 minutes acknowledging your strengths and creating a success vibration

5 minutes visualizing your goal
5 minutes affirming your goal
5 minutes contemplating the importance of success5 minutes on self-image
5 minutes acknowledging your strengths

5 minutes visualizing your goal
5 minutes imprinting new beliefs
5 minutes contemplating your personal power to create
10 minutes on self-image
5 minutes of affirmations

So while your goal remains the same, the exercises can vary week by week. Each new week becomes a new work in progress, and our life is our canvas. The key is to keep doing the exercises, remembering that what you focus on you attract.

Mind Power gives us techniques to focus on our goals.

Every Month A Million

Monday, October 26, 2009

How to Design Your Own Life

There are no guarantees that life will turn out the way you want… but you have a better chance of it turning out how you want if you know how to design your own life.

I like the image of an architect designing a building by first laying out the blueprints. Or a writer outlining a book starting with the table of contents. The ability to create from scratch is a powerful feeling. The house emerges from a sheet of drawings. The book takes shape from the imagination of the writer.

Can you really design your own life in much the same way the architect designs a house and the writer designs a book? I don’t know if we can design every aspect of our lives because we have certain fixed and certain variable aspects.

For example, we cannot change our upbringing: the parents, siblings, education, childhood experiences, and all that went on before you came to this awareness of your ability to design your life. All that happened in the past has shaped who you are today, so you will need to start designing your life from this point forward.

And you can have the best laid plans and still have them go wrong, get off track, or encounter obstacles. So since we can’t control the past and we can’t control the future, what can we control if we want to design our own life? Well, we can make a plan today, we can work our plan each day, we can modify our plan as necessary, and we can make the best of what shows up even when it’s not what we want.

I’ve assembled some tools I think every life architect should have in their toolbox as they take on the lifetime project of designing their life. See if these work for you.

1. Blueprint

The blueprint for your life can be like the architect’s house design, the author’s table of contents, or a business plan. You set out certain goals and you map out a plan of actions on how you will get to each one of them. Maybe you start with your ideal career and strategize how you will get from where you are to where you want to be. Then you can design your personal life, intimate relationships, friendships, children, pets, home, hobbies, and whatever else fits in your plan.

2. Focus

After you’ve created your blueprint, and before you take action, you need to get into the right mindset. The power of your thoughts, your positive mindset, your committed focus on your goals and your plan will improve your chances of success in each area you take action in. You must believe in yourself and your ability to achieve your goals. You must become aware of your thoughts and maintain the ones that will support your getting what you want. You must eliminate distractions and focus on the end result.

3. Action

With your plan in place and your mind set on success, you’re ready to take the actions necessary to build your life as you desire it. If you want to change careers, your first action may be to set up interviews with people in that career who you can get guidance from. The next action may be to sign up for classes that will increase your skill level necessary for the career move. And so on. Just keep following the action steps you outlined in your blueprint.

4. Maintenance

Actions need to be monitored regularly to check on your progress. Did the information interviews provide you with all you needed to know or do you need to schedule some more. Are you finding you have enough time to study for the classes you’re taking, or is it a challenge while holding a full time job? Have you taken an internship or entry level position in your new field and now it’s time to ask for a promotion? Keep monitoring your progress toward your goals so you can stay motivated. Celebrate the small successes on your way toward your bigger goals. Each success is one step closer to your ultimate life design.

5. Repairs

Make corrections, adjust for change, re-examine your actions and your goals. As you hit obstacles, find a way around them. Make sure they’re not showing up often to tell you you’re on the wrong course. If that is the case, re-assess your goal to make sure it’s what you really want. Then establish some new actions that will get you back on the path even if it’s a different route.

6. Support

All builders have a team. The architect designs the house, then the contractor steps in and hires plumbers, electricians, framers, etc. As you design your life, your team may include coaches, mentors, teachers, associates, partners, interns, contractors, and whoever else can help you achieve your goals.

As you start working your plan, review it on a regular basis, adjust for changes, and always reward yourself for your progress. With these tools in your toolbox, you’re on your way to designing your own life.

If you enjoyed this article or have anything to add please feel free to leave your comment. Every Month A Million and the Daily Dose Of Good.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fill Your Life With Love

The strongest energy and emotion is love. When we fill ourselves with love, we have plenty to share with others. When we share love with others, we realize there is a oneness – an interconnectedness. Once that has taken place, we find that there are no conditions attached. We are not trying to use the word love in manipulation for self gain. True love has no conditions or boundaries! Fill yourself with the feeling of love and watch the universe surround you with love. The more love which you give is the more love you will receive. Love is the most powerful source and gains strength as it is shared.

This is a story I read from Bob Proctor I wanted to share it with you.

Listen carefully: A woman living in downtown Ontario, Canada came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard.
She did not recognize them.

She said “I don’t think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat.”

“Is the man of the house home?” they asked.

“No”, she replied. “He’s out.”

“Then we cannot come in”, they replied.

In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened.

“Go tell them I am home and invite them in!”

The woman went out and invited the men in.

“We do not go into a house together,” they replied.

“Why is that?” she asked. One of the old men explained: “His name is Wealth,”he said pointing to one of his friends, and said pointing to another one, “He is Success, and I am Love.”Then he added, “Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home.”

The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband was overjoyed. “How nice!!” he said.“Since that’s the case, let’s invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth!”

His wife disagreed. “My dear, why don’t we invite Success?”Their daughter was listening from the other corner of the house. She jumped in with her own suggestion:“Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with love!”

“Let us heed our daughter’s advice,” said the husband to his wife.

“Go out and invite Love to be our guest.”

The woman went out and asked the 3 old men,“Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest.”Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other 2 also got up and followed him.

Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success:“I only invited Love, why are you coming in?”

The old men replied together: “If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would’ve stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever he goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success!”

“Most people don’t have wealth or success in their lives and that’s probably because they don’t know how to love.”

I hope you got something from this. I shared this with you in hopes that it is love you seek.

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Law Of Vibration

Just as a pebble creates vibrations that appear as ripples, which travel outward in a body of water, your thoughts create vibrations that travel outward into the Universe, and attract similar vibrations that manifest as circumstances in your life.

The Law of Vibration is perceived by many as something that is beyond simple comprehension, and entirely too complicated for the average person to understand.

If you were to read a scientific report or journal containing all the equations and formulas that bring science to the conclusions of their findings, then I'd have to agree and I would be as in the dark as anyone.

The reality is, the Law of Vibration, like anything in creation is actually a very simple concept and made to appear complicated by man.

The intent of this article is to simplify the explanation of this awesome and creative force that is known as the law of vibration, in an effort to allow even the novice to become "conscious" of, develop an understanding in, and validate for yourself the life changing power that it holds for you.

We will be examining the workings of the law of vibration from two aspects, the scientific and the spiritual, each of which, as more scientific studies are done and our technology increases, appear to be joining together as one understanding.

At the conclusion of this article, it will be up to the individual to choose to accept or deny it's reality. It will then become the choice of the observer to purposely and consciously put this knowledge to use to create a life that defies logical, sensory (or physical) thinking processes or deny the reality of it's presence and continue to unconsciously produce the same results experienced to this point.

Either choice, to believe or not, will not change the fact that the Law of Vibration exists and is always present, and that due to it's unwavering power you are creating the conditions you call your life, whether you believe it to be so or choose to deny it's verifiable existence.

A thorough and correct understanding of this principle called the Law of Vibration will allow you to see that it is possible to attract the unlimited supply of abundance that is and always has been available to you. Becoming aware of it's immutable, unwavering and flawless operation will provide you with a renewed sense of hope and crystal clarity with regard to how to align your thoughts, emotions and actions with it's never failing or wavering operation to begin intentionally, purposefully and consistently attracting the desired events, conditions, and circumstances into your life, that to this point, may have seemed to elude you. Developing an understanding of and combining that knowledge with the magnetic force of the Law Of Attraction and reviewing the law of Cause and Effect will allow you to conclude that you are able to attract to yourself, life experiences that to this point you may have considered and "perceived" to be wishful thinking.

This knowledge will allow, and empower you (if you choose) to become conscious of and free yourself from the negative thoughts and emotions which serve as the "unseen" cause and attract with unwavering certainty and precision, the VERY things that you fear, creating anxiety, unpleasant circumstances in your physical reality, and begin to replace them with thoughts and emotions that harmonize and are consistent with attracting and creating a life of Abundance, Happiness, Fulfillment, and Joy, above and beyond your wildest expectations.

To fully understand how this law can change, and positively effect the course of your life, you must first have a basic understanding and awareness of it's operation.

Let's Get Started With The Law of Vibration From A Scientific Viewpoint

The first thing that is important to understand is that all that exists, whether seen or unseen, broken down into it's simplest and most basic form, consists of a form of, or rate of vibration.

Let's begin by looking at something as simple as a piece of paper. As you pick it up and look at it, it appears to be a solid object that you can sense with all of the five basic human senses of sight, touch, taste, smell, and hearing.

If you were to tear off a small piece of the corner, and place it under a microscope, you would find that it now appears to transform into a different form than when you held it in your hand or as it laid on the table.

As you observe it closely you will find that there appears to be movement within it. Not only does it appear to be so, but there really is! The movement that you see is millions of individual forms of microscopic matter that make up the piece of paper, which are called molecules. Everything in our world that you can sense with the five basic human senses are made up of these tiny wonders. Actually billions and trillions of them. Are you still with me? Great, let's look further.

Now let's take one of those molecules and place it under a much more powerful microscope and as you look through the lens you will find that there appears to be movement from within the molecule. Not only does there appear to be, there is!

This movement is created by something known to the scientific community as atoms, which broken down and analyzed further consist of a proton, which is at the center and an electron which constantly orbits the proton, creating a vibratory pattern. (energy)

We could continue this process until we get down to the smallest known discovery by the scientific community to this point, known as a quark.

Without getting into all the mathematical equations and specifics of the scientific discoveries of this reality, everything that exists, either physical (seen) or non-physical (unseen), contains some variation of atoms and subatomic particles. The varying amounts of each of these put together, form various shapes or energies which determine form, or rates of vibration.

Depending on the specific amounts of each of these ingredients determines the structure of each object that can be seen and determines whether the thing is solid, liquid, or gas, and which also determines whether it can be sensed with the 5 human senses or not. Regardless of it's form, broken down into it's most basic structure, everything that exists, seen and unseen, consists of a rate of vibration.

A good example of this that everyone is familiar with would be the wind.

Although it can be felt, at a certain vibration it cannot be seen with the human eye or heard with our ears. When the rate of vibration changes to the point that it causes the rate of the wind to increase and became strong enough to pick up dirt or debris, it would then be at a level (vibration) that would allow all 5 of the human senses to experience it.

Now that we've looked into some aspects of vibration that can be experienced with the five basic human senses, let's look at rates of vibration that are above or below our ability to comprehend in the physical world.

Consider oxygen. It is something that we use everyday, and each of us realize how crucial it is to our survival, yet we aren't able to experience it with touch, taste, smell, hearing or feelings. The fact that we can't experience it with these senses certainly doesn't mean it doesn't exist. We know it does. The reason that we are unable to sense it with our physical sensory perception is because it's rate of vibration is outside of our physical ability to do so.

Another example is a dog whistle. Although as humans, we are unable to hear the sound that comes from it, there is no doubt that it releases a noise that mans best friend can clearly hear. Again, the rate of vibration is beyond our human capacity to sense and experience, but it surely exists.

Another unseen example of the Law of Vibration that far fewer are "aware" of, or put another way, "unconscious to" is consciousness itself .

An experiment done many years ago, shows us the law of vibration at work. Although I don't necessarily agree with the methods utilized, the experiment proves that vibration in the form of consciousness does exist in all things, seen and unseen, and most certainly validates the Law of Vibration.

A mother rabbit was taken down into a submarine and one of it's babies was kept in a laboratory thousands of miles away. The mother rabbit was hooked up to sophisticated equipment that measured the brain waves (brains rate of vibration measured in Hertz Hz) to determine her reaction to the upcoming experiment.

The scientists in the laboratory then killed the baby rabbit and observed the brain waves (Hz) of the mother rabbit which went absolutely haywire at precisely the same time even though they were thousands of miles apart!

The conclusion being that consciousness (vibration) consists of, and is interconnected, providing a distinct vibratory pattern and is immediately received, with no concept of space or time when released into the universe, and doesn't require time to travel even thousands of miles. It was a step in proving that vibration exists as an ever present consciousness that exists in the entire universe!

Everything in our universe consists of vibration. If the rate of that vibration falls below or rises above a certain intensity, it becomes unmeasurable or invisible to the human senses. That doesn't mean that it doesn't exist, as we've proven in the examples above that it does.

Now that we've established the fact that Everything that exists in our Universe is, in it's purest form, a vibration, let's determine where this vibration comes from and exactly what it is.

Looking At The Law Of Vibration From A Spiritual Perspective

Since anything and everything that exists must come from somewhere or something (a Source) we must assume that vibration comes from a Higher Force or Higher Power. The Source of the vibration.

This Higher Power or Source is known as many names amongst the people in our world. For the sake of everyone involved, and to simplify this explanation, Let's refer to this Source as a Universal Consciousness also often referred to as The Super Conscious Mind .

This Universal Consciousness is THE Source of all that is, was or ever will be. Although He/She/It is referred to in many ways, regardless of the names attached to it by man, it exists and is always present everywhere. It is omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent, all knowing, all seeing, the Alpha, the
Omega, the beginning, and the end etc.

This Source exists as a spirit being or thought consciousness.(vibration) We, like this spirit being, broken down into our purest, most basic form, (like we did with the piece of paper above) consist of vibration (spiritual) as well.

Each of us, as an individual being, are an integral yet individual part of this Universal Consciousness, and collectively make up the whole of the Universal Consciousness, much like a drop of water is a part of and makes up the body of water referred to as a lake.

We, like the Source (and everything else within our universe), in our most basic form, exist as a vibration.

You could say that we, although individual are an integral part of the whole. Everything is...EVERYTHING.

The smallest particles known to man are vibrations. Thoughts are vibrations. Words are vibrations. Sounds are vibrations. Light is a vibration. Our planet is a vibration. Our entire universe and everything within it (seen and unseen) is a vibrating mass of atoms and subatomic particles.

When you truly grasp this "Higher Truth"

By learning to become consciously aware of this truth, and learning to control what vibrations we are creating and emanating within ourselves and projecting into the field as scientists call it or "The Kingdom" as spiritual circles refer to it, in the way of thoughts and emotions, it is possible to align and harmonize those vibrations with, and to consistently attract the things we desire to experience in our lives.

By learning to master a conscious, intentional and harmonious vibration in your day to day existence, and through developing the ability to focus your thoughts on that which you have a desire to see manifest, you will have mastered the creative power of the Law of Vibration and the ability to attract the life of Abundance and Happiness that is, always has been and always will be available to and for you which you were created and exist here in "physical form" to enjoy.

For an in depth understanding of this phenomenon that we call the law of vibration, as well as all other Universal Laws which determine your outcomes in the physical world, keep following here with my Daily Dose Of Good and I will provide an in depth view of life and your role in the process will enable and empower you to become keenly aware of the importance of YOUR individual quality of consciousness and the crucial role it plays in molding and shaping your life.

The wisdom and knowledge acquired here will open your eyes to exciting new possibilities, awaken you to your limitless potential, and heighten your awareness of an entirely new world that most aren't consciously aware that's available to them.

Every Month A Million and the Daily Dose Of Good provides an in depth view and crystal clear understanding of the unfolding of life's day to day events, conditions, and circumstances from a physical, psychological, spiritual and scientific perspective delving far beyond the Law of Vibration and Attraction.

The insight gained here will enable and empower you to begin consciously and purposefully creating desired outcomes in your life whether physically, financially, relationally, emotionally or spiritually utilizing the limitless and creative potential that you already possess.

We will provide not only a deep and profound understanding of the Law of Vibration, but explains in a simple to comprehend and implement fashion, EVERYTHING that you need to know and do to become a purposeful and conscious creator of your life, enabling you to begin experiencing what Enlightened Journey founder, Chuck Danes refers to as Real Wealth and Harmony for yourself.

Unlike traditional self improvement / personal development programs The Daily Dose Of Good gets to and explains in a profound yet simple to comprehend fashion, the very core of where creation begins which is consciousness, providing an in depth understanding as to how you can begin creating a life by design rather than by default as the mass majority choose to do.

The Daily Dose Of Good will satisfy the most analytical mind as well as enable and empower the new seeker to comprehend and easily initiate the timeless wisdom, profound knowledge and life transforming power that it provides.

Keep following and I will provide needed, crucial and life changing knowledge as well as specific steps that you can initiate immediately and begin personally experiencing the life changing power made possible through The Law Of Vibration in your own life.

As in all things, you have the freedom to choose. You, I and everyone else has been provided an inalienable right of free will to choose our own paths in life.

Choose to become fully aware of the Law of Vibration and it's ability to dramatically improve your life. Learn how to align and harmonize your thoughts, feelings and actions with it to unleash it's limitless creative potential in your day to day life and you will discover how to purposefully and consciously attract to you, a life, that until now you would have considered a dream.

The Law of Vibration, once understood and consciously utilized can and will ensure with unwavering certainty that YOUR life can and will become one of Joy, Fulfillment, Profound Inner Peace and Limitless prosperity in each and every area of your life.

What we choose to refer to as Abundance and Happiness.

I will have much more in future post on discovering how to combine the Law Of Vibration with the other Universal Laws ( Law Of Attraction and the Law Of Cause and Effect ) that will provide an overview and a deeper understanding of how you can begin to consciously, intentionally and purposefully attract, produce and personally experience the results that you desire for yourself and those you love whatever they might be.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Your Power To Choose

We've each been provided with a number of incredible and irrevocable gifts that are oftentimes overlooked.

One of the most incredible gifts provided to you is your Power to Choose.

As true as that is, it's a gift that many choose to utilize unconsciously or at best, based on a very shallow and superficial understanding of the process of creation, which only serves to produce "undesired" or mediocre results at best.

This is why so many "perceive" themselves as victims or creatures of circumstance rather than "creators of circumstance."

Your individual Power To Choose on the surface, is quite obvious to most.

You utilize this power daily as you make choices about where you work, what you eat, the clothes you wear, when you go to bed, etc.

These common on the surface "external" examples of how we exercise our power to choose individually are the obvious conscious choices that we each make on a day to day basis.

But a fact that most overlook is the fact that that the vast majority of choices made are being made "unconsciously", below your conscious awareness.

Each and every minute of every day either on a conscious or subconscious level we are choosing the inevitable outcomes that follow.

Although we're well aware of the "conscious choices", it's more times than not the "unconscious choices" that lead to producing our "less than desired" results regardless of how badly we may "want" something.

With each of the choices that you make individually, comes the need for accepting responsibility for what you experience in your life, in relation to each of the choices made by you.

If you are unhappy in your work for example, you have the free will, or choice to change your profession. The choices you make concerning the kind of foods that you eat will determine your health to a great extent. What time you choose to go to bed at night determines how you'll feel the next day.

You have been given the power to choose and decide these things for yourself, and each and each and every one of these obvious "conscious choices" are a direct reflection of the outcomes that you experience on a day to day basis.

We agree on that, Correct?

Yet your power to choose and the results that you experience as a result goes well beyond the obvious conscious choices made.

What if someone told you that, contrary to what so many have been taught and led to believe regarding themselves and their potential, that you have the power to choose how you live your life that extend well beyond these obvious day to day "conscious choices?"

What if you were introduced to the idea that you could use your individual power to choose to determine exactly how much money you made, the quality of relationships that you attract, and your quality of health?

What if you found that you have the power to choose without limitation of any form whether it be your career, what kind of car you drive, the kind of home you live in, and how much time you could spend with your family?

Would you believe it?

If you've adopted the mindset of the vast majority, the answer would be no which is precisely why those who enjoy and experience this kind and quality of life are in the minority class.

But make no mistake...

Regardless of how you answered that question, and whether you currently "believe it" or not, it's far more than possible, it's your birthright!

No question it's the road less traveled yet at the same time it's a road that's open and available for all to travel whenever they make the choice to do so.

Those who choose this "less traveled path" simply choose to utilize the irrevocable gift we've each been provided and make a decision to choose their paths consciously and intentionally.

In fact the choices you are and have been making to this point, both conscious and unconscious are precisely what has created the kind and quality of life that you are, have been and will continue experiencing.

Your life and the events, conditions and circumstances in your life are nothing more than a mirrored reflection of the predominant mindset that you choose to hold.

As "true as that is", the choices which are, have and will continue producing your future results go much deeper than the day to day choices relating to the physical activities that you engage in, which most "perceive" as being the ultimate cause of these outcomes.

But your power to choose entails much more than that...MUCH more.

The obvious choices that we each make from day to day are in most cases based on a form of physical and finite power...a very limited form of power that can only produce very limited results in comparison to what you're "truly" capable of achieving.

Choosing to explore and discover just how "true" that is will enable you to discover where your "true power" lies.

To fully grasp and understand how to begin consciously, intentionally and consistently creating "desired outcomes", and consciously utilizing your "true power" consistently, is as simple as choosing to take a deeper look at the underlying and often overlooked cause of every event, condition and circumstance that shows up in your life which extends far beyond the physical and finite.

This deeper look without fail leads to the quality of your consciousness which in turn reflects in the day to day physical choices that we each make as well as the physical and finite outcomes that we experience.

Should you find yourself experiencing "less than desired" outcomes, all that's required to enhance yours whether physically, financially, relationally, emotionally or spiritually, is as simple as making the choice to enhance your level of awareness regarding yourself and your "true power" and once chosen begin "consciously choosing" to "apply" what you discover as the minority who experience far above average results do.

Contrary to the majority mindset, life is not a random and chaotic unfolding of events, conditions and circumstances.
For every effect, there exists a cause. Most just choose not to look deeply enough to discover the "true cause."

There are no "lucky people" and there exists no such thing as "unanswered prayer."

You have been provided with the power to choose how you live your life, as well as the ability to consciously and consistently create a quality of life that harmonizes with your individually held desires regardless of what you may have been previously taught and led to believe to this point.

The choices that you are currently and consistently making everyday, which are the result of your previous programming and conditioning, are the same choices that are determining your current results, and are the same choices that you have the power to change, whenever you choose to do so to create an entirely new life for yourself!

All that is required is that you develop the understanding and ability to utilize your power to choose consciously and intentionally with the starting point being to elevate and change your current quality of consciousness!

Just as you have been given the inalienable right, free will, and power to choose what you eat, what clothes you wear etc., you have been given the power to choose and if necessary elevate your beliefs about yourself, your life and the creative power provided to you.

Although not a common choice, it is a choice that without fail will result in enabling and empowering you to begin attracting to yourself the events, conditions, circumstances, people, etc. to fulfill your most heartfelt desires which are, have been and always will be limited only by your individually chosen beliefs that without fail determine the kind and quality of your life.

Let's take a brief look at the not so obvious choices that you make, simply because of previous things that you have been taught, and have been totally unaware that they even are your choices to make.

Let's take a look at unlimited Abundance and Happiness for example. You have the power to choose to create and live any kind of lifestyle that you would like, and have the ability to be as happy or unhappy as you choose to be?

You have the power to choose to live a life that most only dream about, as well as the ability to choose to experience struggle, disharmony and discord from day to day?

The only difference between someone who is experiencing Abundance and Happiness in every area of their life and someone who is not, has nothing to do with what's going on outside of you initially, but rather with what's going on within you.

Yet it's outside where so many look for the changes they seek.

They "unconsciously utilize" their power to choose and engage in physical activity attempting to into lives of abundance. Yet they overlook the most crucial aspect of creating that abundance which begins on the inside.

Utilizing your power to choose "consciously and intentionally" begins by deciding to begin taking an inside out approach to life.

This inside out approach is what I refer to as the short path. I refer to it as that, because I've personally traveled both.

The short path consists of nothing more than choosing to become conscious of the underlying self limiting and self sabotaging beliefs that we've all been exposed to at some point in our lives which consistently determine how we "feel" about what's going on around us.

These beliefs are acquired through a number of channels not the least of which are our parents who simply teach us in the best way they know how based on what they were taught to be logical, realistic, right and true.

Many of these "one time students of life" who eventually become loving, caring and well intentioned parents, wanting what's best for their children, are innocently and unknowingly passing on and teaching their children the same self sabotaging, self limiting, untruths based on what they have been previously taught and come to believe to be truth, even though they aren't!

Let's take a closer look at both how and why the self limiting programming passed to us through a number of channels throughout life can and do impact our individual results......

Regardless if you explore the latest in scientific discoveries...namely Quantum Physics or the timeless spiritual wisdom passed down from the most enlightened sages, mystics and masters since antiquity, a common theme rings true.

We exist in a belief-driven universe. The beliefs we have, most of which are unconscious, determine how we "feel" about any given circumstance which without fail we eventually see a mirrored reflection of that choice or choices in the various aspects of our lives.

Depending on the quality of beliefs acquired and held we interpret everything around us through the lens of our own individually acquired belief filters which determines our perceptions regarding life, ourselves and what's available or not available to us individually.

This is where your individual power to choose becomes so crucial. Choosing to become "conscious of" the beliefs that are creating how you "feel" which in the vast majority of cases is limiting your results.

The vast majority of people in the world today never discover the power of emotion and the vital role it plays in creating our physical results.

Once we choose to become keenly aware of our unique filters and beliefs and make a choice to elevate them we can initiate change. In essence we can utilize our power to choose consciously which in turn elevates our quality of consciousness (our beliefs) which in turn changes how we "feel" which automatically elevates the quality of the results that we experience.

It's not a requirement of life, yet it is a choice we all have the ability to make.

Choosing to do so will both enable and empower you to see and experience an abundance of whatever it might be that you are looking for individually and at some point, once you begin to explore and master this gift, realize that whatever it might be was there all along.

Anything and Everything you want is available to you, but you won't see it until you shift the perception and eliminate the belief filters that enable you to see it.
It's due to this all too common lack of understanding and failing to recognize the importance of making conscious choices that has people all over the world spending countless hours in unfullfilling jobs that they despise, stressed out, ingesting billions of dollars worth of often times harmful "pharmaceutical quick fixes", "perceiving" themselves as victims or creatures of circumstance, unable to achieve any sort of harmony in life, and consistently struggling to just pay the bills and put food on the table!

If you consistently find yourself experiencing "less than desired" results, Take Heart.

You have, not only the ability, but the power to choose to utilize your creative power into whatever you desire...whenever you desire regardless of your education, age, where you come from, who your parents were, or whatever other self limiting perceptions you may currently hold, if you will only begin to "consciously utilize" your power to choose in a way that enables you to "become conscious and awake" and begin making a few different choices.

The first choice necessary, is to become aware of, overwrite and eliminate whatever false and self limiting beliefs that you have been programmed to believe and replace them with the "Higher Truth" of who and what you truly are, the gifts provided to you and what you are "truly" capable of achieving and becoming.

The only way to effectively do that is by using your power to choose to step outside of your pre-programmed comfort zone (which in more cases than not is quite uncomfortable) just long enough to become aware that there are other options available to you. Then you can begin utilizing your power to determine if the things that you have been previously taught are actually true, or based on the traditionally held false beliefs acquired through your life teachers.

When you do find that much of what you have been taught and have developed solidified beliefs and perceptions about in relation to your power is based strictly on self limiting common thinking and self limiting human logic, you then have the ability, and the power to choose to elevate the quality of belief held.

Many people today are constantly making choices that are in direct conflict with their true inner calling and desires, based on these "be logical" or "be realistic" teachings acquired throughout life, which results in them living their entire lives feeling unfulfilled, helpless, hopeless, and stuck in their self chosen cycles of lack, limitation and discord simply because they "see themselves" inaccurately, their perceptions distorted by unchallenged and often erroneous beliefs embedded in their subconscious mind and remain totally oblivious to, and unaware of, the fact that there is so much more available to them by simply choosing to seek it out and find it!

The effect of this choice is always...ALWAYS without exception...the underlying cause of any current limiting conditions, events, and circumstances that may be happening in your life right now, which are in direct conflict with what it is that you claim that you want.

By developing an awareness of and implementing the principles that are shared throughout my Daily Dose Of Good and choosing to invest in yourself with tried and tested tools and resources made available to you, you'll acquire the power to choose to rewrite the previous self sabotaging programming, regardless of what it might be, and use this new found awareness to create whatever circumstances for yourself, that you have a desire to create.

Again, it requires nothing more than a choice.

You have the power to choose to investigate further and determine for yourself just how "powerfully creative" you are, as well as the choice to remain as you are and continue to create the same results as you have to this point.

Often times, when I convey these simple truths I receive a lot of Yea, buts..........

These yea buts, many as there are, are understandable based on the previous subconscious programming received by so many, but once introduced to the possibility of new hope, at the core are merely conscious choices to make excuses for not exploring the possibility, and "consciously choosing" to change current conditions and circumstances into "desired results" that so many claim that they want and "wish" they could experience.

Life doesn't give us what we gives us what we choose for ourselves.

Your power to choose is an inalienable gift provided to you and whatever choices you make will without fail determine what you get.

That may sound harsh to some, but I can assure you that I share it with the greatest amount of empathy, compassion and caring that I can muster.

I do so because I have walked down the "unconscious path" and know first hand the challenges and discontent that choosing that path can and does provide.

One thing is certain...

If nothing changes, nothing changes.

It's as simple and complex as utilizing your power to choose to begin "consciously choosing" your path.

Although I agree that what ever information that you were programmed with as a child and throughout your young life, was in fact, not in your control, you now have the power to choose as well as the obligation, should you desire change for yourself, to discover and shift the limiting underlying beliefs which are keeping change from becoming "real and tangible."

Should you find that old self limiting beliefs no longer serve you and are in some way limiting your ability to "consciously create" your heartfelt desires and reach your true potential, you have the power to choose to eliminate them and begin to experience the things that you desire in your life.

Ultimately, your power to choose a different path or continue down the same as you have rests in your hands.

You have the power to choose to explore and discover your inherent greatness and creative abulity.

You have the power to choose to take conscious and intentional action starting right here, right now and discover for yourself that what I convey is based on a "Higher Truth", than the "truth that the vast majority have chosen and are choosing" for themselves. You also have the power to choose to do nothing.

The really great thing about life is that whatever we choose...we get to be right.

Choosing to do nothing is also a choice.

If you will use your power to choose and explore further, you will find and come to know for yourself that it is based on a Higher Truth than you may currently hold.

With the countless resources and educational materials readily available to you today, you can begin making conscious choices to eliminate, elevate and replace the old self limiting belief patterns that are keeping you from reaching your true potential, and replace them with empowering beliefs that will.

You also have the power to choose to allow those self limiting beliefs and perceptions to remain and continue to produce the exact same results in your life that they have to this point.

It's Nothing More or Less Than A Choice That YOU Have The Power To Make
Your power to choose is your inalienable God given right to do, or not do, whatever you feel is the right thing for you.

The choices that you make today are the choices that are going to determine and create what you see manifest in your physical world tomorrow.

You'll be challenged to make several choices should you choose to explore my Daily Dose Of Good.

You can choose to believe that this is a bunch of hocus pocus, based on your previous conditioning, and never do anything to implement it's power into your life, or you can make a conscious choice to study the scientific proof revealed by Nobel Prize Laureates as well as spiritual principles that support it's truth and make an educated, conscious and informed decision for yourself.

You have the Power to Choose whether or not you will explore, learn and discover the immutable and unwavering Universal Laws (Supreme Laws or Laws of Nature) that govern our entire universe, or you have the power to choose to ignore and remain oblivious to them.

You have the ability and the power to choose to align and harmonize yourself with these immutable and unwavering laws to create a life beyond your wildest imagination, or you have the power to choose to ignore their undeniable and predictable creative abilities, and continue to "unconsciously create" and experience a life of "perceived" chance and uncertainty.

You have been given the power to choose to explore, study, and determine for yourself the Higher Truth concerning the incredible power of the Law of Vibration and discover your true ability to create your life by design, or use that same power to choose to ignore it's verifiable and substantiated existence or continue to attract and experience a life of randomness and uncertainty fully "perceiving" that the events, conditions and circumstances unfolding are doing so by default.

You possess the power to choose to establish a belief or disbelief in the immutable and unwavering creative power of what has been recently labeled the Law of Attraction and begin to understand and "consciously utilize" it's incredible power to attract to yourself the life you most desire, or choose to write it off as some airy fairy nonsense that doesn't pertain to you and continue to "unconsciously attract" whatever life delivers.

You have the power to choose to become aware of the Law of Abundance as well as it's capability to provide you with far more than you could ever conceive or hope for in your life.

You can, if you choose as the vast majority do, continue to believe that you are just a victim of circumstance rather than a creator of circumstance, and continue to attract and receive the same results you have to this point.
There is no question that you have the power to choose your future actions , which will inevitably determine your outcomes.

One thing is have the ability to utilize your power to choose consciously and turn your life into an incredible journey of unlimited blessings, fulfillment, inner peace, and limitless prosperity whenever you make the choice to do so.

The Higher Truth concerning you and the power you hold is readily and freely available to you here, within the pages of this site.

The many personal empowerment tools and resources created by some of the most trusted, successful and knowledgeable teachers on the planet are also available at your disposal. Should you choose to utilize them, you will have made a choice that will bring you one step closer to experiencing a quality of life beyond your wildest imagination.

Consciously Utilize Your Power To Choose, And Make The Choice To Learn The Higher Truth Of Your Unlimited Capability To Create For Yourself A Kind and Quality of Life That You Desire and So Deserve.

Regardless of your individual future choices, it is our sincere hope that those choices might lead you one step closer to discovering the Higher Truth for yourself, and experiencing a kind and quality of life that you were intended to live and created to enjoy. A life that harmonizes with and fulfills all of your most cherished hopes, dreams and visions.

What I personally choose to refer to as Abundance and Happiness.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Live Your Dreams

I start today with a quote....

"Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world."-Joel Barker

Stop Dreaming. Can you imagine anyone being serious about that? Dreaming is a natural part of who we are. We explore our dreams and develop personal dreams. We even like to dream BIG! Our dreams become part of who we are. We then adopt our dreams into how we see ourselves and want our lives to be. That type of dreaming we often refer to as visualization.

We know we're not going to stop dreaming, but we can change how we visualize. For the most part our dreams and visualizations focus on the end result. We see ourselves in love, married, driving a great car, on vacation, with tons of money, in a great career, famous, etc. Sounds good to me, how about you? Why not dream about all this and more? Dreaming about the end result is just fantasizing and wishing. Wishing relies on some magical force to make our dreams turn into reality, and we become unhappy as we're not living our dreams.

I have never felt the power of wishes coming true. I have never actual met a Genie or have a taken a ride on a magic carpet. It doesn't mean that dreams can't come true, it just means that there is no magical force waiting to deliver your dreams to you. So how do you make your dreams come true? That is a question we all often struggle with. Even though we struggle with the answer, the answer is not that obscure. We make our dreams come true with the action we take.

Dreaming about being in shape will not get you in shape.
Dreaming about being rich will not get you rich.
Dreaming about being famous will not get you famous.
Dreaming about the end result will not make it happen.

If you want to get in shape you have to work out.
If you want to make money, you have to be in action to earn money.
If you want to be famous, you have to put yourself in a position to become famous.
If you want the end results, you have to do the actions required to get there.

See the movie of your life in your visions. Imagine going to a movie and arriving at the very end, how interesting would that be? In order to understand why and how it ended you need to see the sequence of events that lead up to the end. In order to make your dreams come true you need to see the sequence of events that you must take to make the end result make sense.

Change the way you dream and visualize yourself into a movie which incorporates the actions you need to take to achieve the end result. If you dream about being in shape, then change your dream to see yourself working out and eating right day by day. See the beginning of the dream and let the dream build day by day with all the action that gets you to the end dream of you being in shape.

If you want riches, then change the dream. Dream of yourself with Every Month A Million with three of your closest friends all working together and becoming rich, working hard and taking the steps to arrive at the destination.

If you want love, love the process. Love the dating process and the rejections. Love yourself and the journey to find love. Make a movie, a love movie in your head and develop the scenes.

Make all your dreams include the beginning middle and end. Make movies out of your dreams and see the journey. Then when you are doing the action instead of thinking to yourself, "This is a drag, I don't like working out." Or if you are having any negative thoughts about doing the work it takes to create your visions, realize then that every step of the way you are living your dream. You are living your dream because you made the action and journey part of your dream.

You can start living your dreams today by changing the way you dream. Then everyday is a dream and you can be happy doing the action, by living your dreams.