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  Improve Your Questions, Improve Your Life

                                        By: Russ Small
                                Your Imagination Coach
                                            THE HYPE

−   Earn exponential rewards from friends family and even strangers.
−   Live a more purposeful life.
−   Live with less stress, have more fun and generally feel better about yourself.
−   Gain the power of clarity and control.
−   Gain power and confidence in dealing with any fears that hold your life back.
−   Put an end to the spring cleaning fever and welcome in fun under the summer sun.
−   Sky-rocket your confidence and success.
−   Get more serious about having fun in the game of life.
−   Live with more focus, joy and gratitude.
−   Live with more fun, appreciation, and a better overall attitude.
−   Appreciate yourself more, attract healthier relationships, and be an overall better person.
−   Revolutionize the way you see, act and feel about your day.
−   Make you look at yourself in a new light.
−   Add energy and happiness to your life as quickly as you can apply the question.
−   Transform yourself into the person that you always knew you would be.
−   Find more energy and feel more alive.
−   See a whole new outlook on life.
−   Put a new spin on the way you think long-term about your life.
−   Feel more grateful for your life and act with more appreciation of your life.
−   Inspire you to surround yourself with the kind of company you can be confident about keeping.
−   Help you live a full and rewarding life.
−   Help you to not take people, situations and circumstances so personally.
−   Strengthen the currency of your creations, that of course being your thoughts.
−   Frame the ongoing information in your life into a context from which you can be successful.
−   Unveil the truth behind your behaviour.
−   Reveal the true path to your inner joy and happiness.
−   Cut through the confusion, push past procrastination and propel you to peak performance.
−   Lift burdens, clear clutter and feel lighter.
−   Overcome limiting beliefs and build unstoppable confidence.
−   Find stillness and inner peace.
−   Make you feel love and gratitude.
−   Pump up your problem-solving muscles.
−   Turn you into a lean mean achievement machine.
−   Live guilt and regret free.
−   Help you weld the power of your mind.
−   Empower your everyday living.
−   Live with more purpose and integrity.
−   Live with more peace and love in your life.
−   Live with more fun and freedom.
−   Reclaim the confidence to move forward in your life.
−   Ensure you are using your imagination the way it is supposed to be used.
−   Lead you back to a balanced lifestyle.
−   Alter the world you see and how you see it.
−   Help you stop worrying and start living.
−   Navigate towards a more fulfilling life.
−   Use your imagination the way it was intended to be used.
−   See things more clearly and live with more clarity.
−   See the hidden truth behind your existence.
−   Get out of your own way in order to open up the floodgates and let your wildest dreams rush in.
−   Get to the bottom of any unwanted behavior.
Weekly Mindset # 1
By applying today's Motivating Mindset you will earn exponential rewards from friends family and even strangers.

The Mindset challenge I am proposing this week is getting yourself in the habit of asking yourself the following question:
"How can I serve?" or said differently, "How may I serve?"

Ask yourself this seemingly simple sentence as many times as you can on a daily basis.
Do this every day for this week and I promise you will power-up your positive feelings and boost your self-esteem big time!

Serving requires to be beside your own emotions and above no one.
You might think that you know what is best for someone but be careful not to yourself onto others.
Practice refraining from giving input and feedback that is not explicitly requested.
When you are in service you are consciously appreciating something about the situation.
Whenever you appreciate something you "add worth" to it's value.
Serving is about finding value in any situation whether it be seemingly good bad or ugly.
Serving therefore is really about consciously adding value to a situation.

Your patience, excitement, joy, enthusiasm are great places to serve from.
The best place to serve others is when you are present and fully in the moment.
When you are in the moment your presence IS the gift.
Therefore the secret to serving is in keeping your mind open and your heart full with love.
Weekly Mindset # 2
By taking the application of today's Motivating Mindset you will live a life that is more purposeful.

The Mindset challenge I am proposing this week is getting yourself in the habit of asking yourself the following question:
"How many days left?" or asked differently... "Could today be my last?"

Do this every day for this week and the promise is that you will make giant strides towards living with less regret and more

Today's question refers to the number of days you have remaining in your life.
Do you know how many days left on this Earth you have left?
Unfortunately while no calculator or person can ever give you the exact answer, the answer could come today, a week from today, or
many many years from today.
Regardless of whether you accept it or not, the fact is that we all must return to sender one day.
The sooner that you accept and deal with the fragility of life the sooner you will be on your way to improving your life.
It may seem like a grim outlook to start your Monday but don't be mistaken, only those who have understood and accept this fully
can take control and power back into their lives.
In fact, understanding and accepting this question allows you to immediately create more purpose and passion in your life.
The more you fully accept that your time here is finite the more that you will strive to live your life to the maximum.
You live to the maximum when you pursue your hearts desires.
You live with heartbreak when you don't fully live your life.

Try asking yourself this question at the beginning and end of the day.
Keep asking this question when you find yourself in conflict with other people.
Are you communicating with others the way you would spend your time and energy if you knew it was your last day?
How can you treat people you come across today as if this was the last time you were ever going to spend time with them?
How would you like your friends, family and loved to remember their last moments with you?
You have the ability to treat each day as if it were your last. What is stopping you from doing this?
Weekly Mindset #3
By applying today's Motivating Mindset you will live with less stress, have more fun, and generally feel better about yourself.

The Mindset challenge I am proposing this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"Who Am I Now?" or asked differently... "How Does This Build Me?"

Do this every day for this week and the promise is that you will build a person who is proud to look back at themself in the mirror.

Asking the question "Who Am I Now?" or "How Does This Build Me?" is a question that can be asked whenever you become aware
of a situation.
Becoming aware of a situation occurs whenever you notice your behaviour or thoughts.
The goal is to bring awareness to the choices that you have in your life, everyday and in every moment.
Before you eat your favorite calorie filled breakfast or before you decide to skip breakfast ask yourself "Who Am I Now?"
Before you pull out another cigarette from your pack, ask yourself "How Does This Build Me?"
The more you practice asking yourself these tough questions the more you will begin to give yourself permission to find the hard
Finding the hard answers will inevitably build you up.
Skipping the hard answers will eventually tear you down.
You have a choice to decide which answer you will settle for.

Choose the easy path and you are destined to live a hard life, one that only becomes noticeable the further you travel along.
Choose the seemingly hard path and you will find that life becomes easier as you go along.
The path is only seemingly hard because it is an illusion.
See past this illusion enough to act with blind faith and your prayers, desires and dreams will be answered.
Seeing past this illusion requires you to bravely and courageously respond to situations rather than react.
When you react to a situation you are not fully present in the moment.
When you respond to a situation it is because you are operating from the moment.
Before you react to a situation that has you emotionally charged, take a moment to ask yourself
"Who Am I Now" or asked differently... "How Does This Build Me"
Try asking yourself this question during every thought or reactive behaviour you become aware of.
At the end of the day if you have asked yourself the question more than twice give yourself a big hug, high five and pat on the back.
Be happy to ask yourself the question. The answers, real concrete answers, will come in time. Be patient.
If you were brave enough to find the answer that has enabled your response in a situation, congratulations send us your story to
Weekly Mindset #4
Apply today's Motivating Mindset and you will gain the power of clarity and control.

The Mindset challenge I am proposing this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"Who am I?" as well as... "What do I want?"

Ask yourself these two questions every day for this week and the promise is that life will move you closer to your answers.

Asking the question "Who Am I?" and "What Do I Want?" are two fundamental questions that everyone should ask themselves yet
most people avoid.
The biggest roadblock in-between people and their desires in life is their inability to ask for it.
Wayne Gretzky said "you always miss 100% of the shots you don't take" and when it comes to your wants, you never get what you
don't ask for.
When it comes to asking what you want in life, try not to over-complicate it.
Begin by asking yourself, "what makes me happy?" and "out of all my strengths what do I enjoy most?".
These are merely clues to what you want in life, it is your job to fully investigate where the answers lead you.
The only way you can investigate the journey of your happiness is to know who is travelling with you.
The only way to know who is travelling with you is to ask yourself the three worded question: "Who Am I?"
Yet the majority of people in the world neglect to answer this question until it is no longer possible to ignore it.
The reason most people fail to ask themselves this question is because they fear the answer.
Some fear that the answer they find will cause them to feel like weak, inadequate, misunderstood or maybe even like a mistake.
So they avoid asking themselves this question and pretend to live in balance and harmony without it.
Which paradoxically begs the question, "how can anyone be in harmony and balance if they are not getting what they want?"
This is equally ponder-some when people say they are getting what they want and yet they don't care to know who they are.
Believing you know what you want in life without first knowing who you are seems a little backwards don't you think?
It's like a Dog trying to Meow because he thinks it would make it happy, yet can't perform to it's level of desire because the
expression of such is not programmed into its genes.
When the dog realizes that it is a dog it will stop trying to make itself happy trying to conform to it's previous perception of itself.
This is why it is important to understand what you want most in life as well as knowing who wants it.

The question "Who Am I?" brings perspective into your life and the question "What do I Want?" will bring control.
Control gives you confidence.
The more control that you feel in your life means the more confidence you will act with day-to-day.
Perspective is having vision.
Gaining perspective is like a rising plane because of the ability to see things in a bigger scope and anticipate future problems.
Without control you will never gain perspective.
Without perspective you will soon lose control.
It is just as important that you get perspective as it is to gain control.
Ask yourself these two questions and give yourself permission not to know the answers right away.
Believe and know that just by asking the questions the formulation of the answer will inevitably arrive with persistence.
Remember to keep an open mind about the delivery of your answers, they never come typed up in an address envelope with your
name on it.
Answers are found in synchronicity, coincidences, chance occurrences and what some refer to as blessed events.
Your answers are out there, all you must do now is seek and thou shall find.
Weekly Mindset #5
Apply today's Motivating Mindset and you will gain power and confidence in dealing with any fears that hold your life back.

The Mindset challenge I am proposing this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"Is It True?"

Ask yourself this question every chance you get every day this week and the promise is that you will gain courage and grow greatly
in the areas of reasoning and emotional control.

The seeds of fear, worry and doubt grow to produce pain, drain and anxiety.
The good news is that fear, worry and doubt are beliefs... and you can still choose your beliefs.
If you can choose your beliefs then you can change them.
A belief is basically an evaluation of information relating to a person, place or thing.
You can always change your evaluation of something by considering new information.
The best way to gain new insight when feeling the same fear, worry or doubt is to ask yourself:
"Is It True?"
Reflect further with questions such as:
Is this situation true? Is this the only way of adding up the facts? What are all of the facts?
Fears, worry and doubt are often evaluations of information that are incomplete, inaccurate and incorrect.
What beliefs have you accepted that perhaps aren't true?

Unfortunately there is no easy way to determine what information that we accept as part of our lives and use to make decisions with
has been completely misinterpreted.
Gently laugh at yourself for fostering your limiting-beliefs and give yourself the present of presence when consciously choosing not
to continue feeding false fabrications.
Questions to follow up with are: "How do I know this is true?" and "Could I be making any false assumptions?"
The questions are only as good as the answers that you come up with.
You must be willing to gain new information if you want to move past old thought processes.
Your fear, your worry and your doubt all reside in belief systems that you can rebuild and renovate to rule.
"There is nothing to fear except the persistent refusal to find out the truth, the persistent refusal to analyze the causes of
happenings." --- Dorothy Thompson
All you need to do is change the way you evaluate something, because then you also change the way you feel about it.
When you change the way you feel about something, even just a little bit, your belief about it has also changed.
Remember to celebrate the small wins in your belief breakthroughs.
You are stronger and more powerful than you can believe.
Seek the truth.
Ask and thou shall find.
Weekly Mindset #6
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help put an end to the spring cleaning fever and welcome in fun under the summer sun.

The Mindset challenge I am proposing this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"Do I love this?" or asked differently, "Does this _____ support me right now in feeling great?"

Ask yourself this question every chance you get every day this week and the promise is that you will live more freely with less
headaches and hassles, and be ripe and ready for opportunity.

If you want to create a new habit, a new life or a new belief a great tool to assist that change is to first change your surroundings and
You don't need to throw away everything and start over again, the idea is to use this weeks questions "Do I love this?" and "Does
this ______ support me right now in feeling great?" as you check and double check for any "clutter" in your environment that can be
Clutter represents items on the still-to-do list, tolerances and unconscious agreements we have made with our self.
Clutter zaps our emotional energy, our creative juices and takes up needed space.
When you clear the space for new things the universe works like a vacuum to fill it.
Clearing clutter will help make new room for new relationships with work, money and can even help you attract a dream mate if you
so desire.
Be sure to check the bathroom, kitchen and your office for clutter as well.
When you look in the environments where you spend your time every day, do they reflect what is most important?
If it doesn't excite you anymore, or you don't adore it like you used to then perhaps it is time to have this move on from your life.
This could mean a new job or relationship, but I am proposing a smaller start to your de-cluttering days.
Check your closet, the number one culprit of clutter and confusion.
Provide people that would love your wardrobe a chance to get some free demos before sending them to the consignment shop, or
provide a donation to your thrift store.
Clearing out the proverbial closet will make you feel good.
Making good use of your clutter will make you feel even better.
The new clothes, relationships, money that will come into your life as a result will make you feel the best!

Have you de-cluttered your bedroom?
The bedroom is one of the most powerful influences on your subconscious and affects your sleep more than you probably realize.
Make sure your bedroom helps bring your mind to a peaceful, relaxing, or joyful state.
Avoid crazy colors that play on your emotions every time you experience them.
Check for symbols of what you are NOT seeking, be sure they are NOT represented anywhere.
Immediately remove any symbols of low worth, dis-organization and toleration you have around.
Surround yourself with symbols of what you most want more of.
Seeking friends? Try hanging pictures of the ones you are already thankful for.
Seeking love, surround yourself with items from your imagination that you adore.
Weekly Mindset #7
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help sky-rocket your confidence and success.

The Mindset challenge I am proposing this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"What did I learn?" or said differently, "How did I grow?"

Ask yourself this question after every activity or challenge you do every day this week and the promise is that you will gain insight,
build self-esteem and celebrate more wins in the game of life!

Self-talk is the name for the dialogue that all of us hear talking inside of our heads.
The voices can sometimes be encouraging in nature, however for most people their self-talk seems to be a negative chatter.
Some people call this negative chatter the "mono loco" or crazy monkey inside their head. Other people have used the analogy of an
"Angel" and a "Devil" on your shoulder, whispering "good" or "bad" things into your ear.
How often do you recall hearing these voices? For most of us it is all of the time.
You will usually hear the voice try and stop you before you start a job, while you are working on the task and even when you have
completed the work.
The voice will sound like fear, doubt and uncertainty which if listened to will leave you feeling weak, afraid and powerless.
The voice tends to take away our personal power from the situation, it will tell you what is missing and what you could have done
differently instead to make it better.
The crazy monkey is never satisfied and it usually looks for perfection.
Winning first place, breaking new ground, shattering new personal records and undertaking new adventures do not matter to the
crazy monkey. The mono-loco wants you to fail so it can remain safe and unchanged inside of you.
Listening to the monkey's self-talk will leave you weak, tired, frustrated and feeling like a failure no matter if you just finished winning
a Gold in the Olympics.
Next time when the monkey comes to chat regarding your experiences, ask yourself today's question... "What did I learn?" or "How
did I grow?" and it will help you find the "wins" in your world.
Finding and celebrating the small victories helps ensure you are focused on the elements of an experience that will allow you to
Even if the only thing you figure you have found out is a new way of doing something "wrong" then asking yourself today's question
will help find a way to reframe the situation so that you feel good about it.
The more you ask yourself these questions the more you will develop a mental database of memories in which you are a winner.
The more instances and examples you have in the back of your mind where you learned something the more you will feel like you
are growing with each new experience.
Self-esteem is basically how you like, trust and respect yourself, and in life the more you build a base of learning and growth the
more you feel confident to handle new situations.

The secret to instilling today's habit to build a life of confidence and adventure is by keeping track of your progress.
You can keep track of your progress many different ways such as:
Writing it online such as a web blog or video blog. Keeping track by e-mailing yourself or recording a video to your blog whenever
you come across a win.
Do you carry a cell phone with you most of the time? Why not try to text message yourself notes as they happen? You could also
use the "notes" feature that is found in most mobiles.
You can also use good old fashion sticky notes or can create a special "winners" journal for yourself to record all your victories.
Feel free to experiment to find the method and combination of tools that work best for you.
Your job is to log all instances of winning and answers to the questions so that you will have a diary or record of your achievements.
If you ever feel like a loser all you need to do is revisit your journal for a whole history of wins.
After asking yourself the questions and recording the answers your final job is to party!
Celebrate your growth along every step of the way because your growing should be the adventure of your lifetime not the
Weekly Mindset #8
This weeks Motivating Mindset will get more serious about having fun in the game of life.

The Mindset challenge I am proposing this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"What would you trade for $50,000?"

Ask yourself this question after every activity or challenge you do every day this week and the promise is that you will be well on the
way to discovering your purpose and living your passion.

When you wake up tomorrow, ask yourself the $50,000 dollar question: "What would I trade for $50,000?" and see what kind of
answers your mind comes up with.
First off your mind will typically try to determine the value of the offer in question... In this case how much is $50,000 worth to you?
Your mind may or may not think that $50,000 is a lot of money depending on your background and how much money you earn a
For example, if you earned a million dollars a year then $50,000 may seem like a little less money than to a person who earned
$20,000 a year.
However, when determining what to trade for the $50,000 your mind will come up with logical answers, such as you are willing to
trade any monetary amount under $49,900.
Why not trade $49,900 for $50,000 if you can make a profit off $100 right?
In fact it makes dollars and sense to trade money for money as long as you make money right?
But what about when it comes to trading $50,000 in exchange for non-monetary items?
What personal belongings of yours would you trade for $50,000?
Would you trade your eye-sight in for $50,000? What about an arm or a leg?
How about just a thumb or your big toe?
If you are like most people you probably realize that it doesn't make much sense to trade ANYTHING of yours for $50,000,
especially a body part that you use often.
If you wouldn't trade $50,000 for any body part of yours then ask yourself this question...
"What would you trade for your life?"
You may agree that what your life is worth cannot be replaced in monetary terms, in fact there is no amount of money that can
replace the value of your life because it is priceless.
So why have you been asking yourself this seemingly straightforward question?
Because what you have done with your yesterdays and what you plan to do tomorrow is exactly what you have been trading your life
Since you began your first job, entered your first relationship and accepted your first agreement you have been trading your time in
for the wages and emotional returns that you have received.
Have you been trading your life in for $50,000 per year? $500,000 per year? How about a few million dollars every year?
It isn't your yearly revenue that is important but the reflection of happiness, joy, excitement and wonder that the way you spend your
time brings back to you.
It is senseless to trade the priceless emotions of your life for any amount of money which is why it is so important to align your heart
with your mind and follow your passion's in life.

To gain more instant insight into your attitudes, behaviours and habits ask yourself...
"What am I trading for life right now?"
Look at your results, your lifestyle, your behaviour, your relationships, your finances, your investments and your risks.
Be honest with yourself... is this how you pictured life could be? Are you excited to trade your time in today for exactly what you are
doing with it?
If you had one day to live, would you continue to do what you were going to do today? Would you continue to do the same thing you
plan to do this week, this month or this year?
When you realize what you have been trading for your life next ask yourself, "is it worth it?"
If it is worth it keep doing what you are doing and know you can now act with added confidence that you are doing what you enjoy
and love.
If it is not worth it, stop and ask yourself, "what would I rather be doing with my life?" and then immediately resolve to work towards
making that the guiding force in your life.
We may not get to choose how long we get to stay as tourists on this shiny blue planet but we have every say as to how we choose
to enjoy our visit.
Weekly Mindset #9
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you live with more focus, joy and gratitude.

The Mindset challenge I am proposing this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"In this moment, what is most important for my success?"

Ask yourself this question before every activity or challenge you come across this week and the promise is that you will be clearer
about your actions and inspired to do more with your life.

Before you get out of bed tomorrow, lay there awake and ask yourself "In this moment, what is most important for my success?"
There is no "right" or "wrong" answer to this question, only an answer that will either move you closer toward or further away from
your goals and dreams.
If you want to supercharge your successes and activate the Law of Attraction to bring you more positive results then the default
answer to this question could be..."feeling gratitude".
Being in a state of gratitude is always the best action in every moment because the feeling of being appreciative for your life will
automatically attract more to be thankful for.
What can you be thankful for as you ask yourself this question?
Regardless of whatever it is that you are grateful for make sure that the rest of your daily actions are also guided by that question
and aligned with that feeling.
After you have grounded your day in gratitude then ask yourself the same question as you make your way out of bed, ""In this
moment, what is most important for my success?"
Keep asking yourself the question as often as you can to guide you closer toward your dreams and to make sure that those dreams
come true, be sure to book some personal "you" time.
The first hour of your day is an ideal time to give yourself some quality time alone.
"In this moment, what is most important for my success?"
Some ideas that you can utilize this hour with are: visualize the goals and dreams that are important to you, look at a vision board,
affirm positive intentions, read a book, meditate in stillness, or quietly review your long-term goals.
Take this time to set the tone of your day, ensure that you are focused on your goals and to help amplify the Law of Attraction to
bring you what you do desire.

Ideally the earlier in your day you make time for yourself the better, however you are not limited to specifically utilizing the morning.
Experiment making quality time for yourself in the afternoon or during the evening before you go to bed. Find out the best time to
activate your peak mental and physical state.
To speed up the time lag between your dreams and your results you should find the time to do this exercise twice a day.
Also, if 60 minutes seems too long or you don't feel that you have time in your day then try starting with personal time of 15 minutes.
Gradually increase your time to 30 minutes, 45 minutes and then to an hour.
Thinking that you do not have time to slow down and find out what is most important for you in each moment is admitting that you
would rather continue to be blinded by your behaviour then to be motivated by your mindset.
It is only an illusion that you can continue to do what you are doing and get what you want.
To get what you want you must do what you've never done, otherwise if you have already done it you would have already had it.
Most people do not develop the habit of putting their dreams and goals in front of them and then they wonder why nothing ever
Skipping your personal quality time is like skipping breakfast and wondering why you don't have any energy. It seems silly to wonder
why if you haven't had any food right?
Similarly it doesn't make sense to think it is strange or mysterious that you don't have the results you desire in life without first finding
the time to make the important goals an important part of your every day.
Ask yourself the question "In this moment, what is most important for my success?" to help keep you on track.
Weekly Mindset #10
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you live with more fun, appreciation, and a better overall attitude.

The Mindset challenge I am proposing this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"What three people have contributed most to my success?"

Ask yourself this question and you will uncover important life lessons, discover new opportunities and attract exciting people into
your life.

Before you begin your day today ask "What three people have contributed most to my success?"
The follow up questions could be "What specifically did they teach me?" and "How as their teaching benefited my life?"
Think back to your teachers, your parents and your family. What about the people you have worked with, the new friends you've met,
old friends you've reconnected with? How about a spouse or a loved one? A work mentor, manager or colleague?
A good test to determine whether the person you are thinking of is in your top three, ask yourself "Where would I be today if I did not
learn ______ from this person?"
If you would still be essentially the same person, then perhaps search for someone who possibly has made a more meaningful or
significant contribution to your life.
If you would not be where you are today or who you are today as a direct result of dealing with this person then there's a good
chance that they rank in your top three.
Try and come up with at least three people, even if this exercise takes a couple days to really think through. You may however have
many more than three top teachers, in fact, this is going to be more likely as you get more and more successful.
People who are a success become successful by walking on the shoulders of giants. What that means is that successful people,
before becoming a success realize the importance of standing on the shoulders of the people that they respect and admire.
In fact, here is a brief list of famous mentor - mentee relationships that you might recognize:
Huey Lewis mentor to Bruce Hornsby
Don Henley mentor to Sheryl Crow
Mel Gibson mentor to late Heath Ledger
Maya Angelou mentor to Oprah Winfrey
Stevie Wonder mentor to India.Arie
Earl Nightingale mentor to Bob Proctor
Socrates mentor to Plato
Mark O'Meara and Butch Harmon mentors to Tiger Woods
Did a couple of those names you just read surprise you? Yes, mentoring has been around since before Socrates and Plato and
some of the most successful people in the world have mentors.
Why does the greatest golf player in the history of the sport require mentors and coaches?
The world's most successful people have long realized that the more people that they learn from the better and faster that they will
grow. It is impossible to make all the mistakes you need to learn all in your own lifetime so leverage the lessons of others to
skyrocket your success.

There is no "right" or "wrong" answer because the person and premise is completely decided upon by you. If you don't feel someone
is worthy of mention, then simply don't mention them.
The truth is that we ALL have something to learn from one another. Every person that comes into your life, whether yesterday, today
or tomorrow has something to teach you.
Try and get in the habit of finding a "Sensei of the Day". Sensei is a Japanese word meaning teacher, so Sensei of the day is simply
a Teacher of the Day.
Every relationship that we hold with our self reflects an agreement about the nature of the relationship that we have made with
Learn from the people that are in your life whether you perceive them to be a positive or negative influence.
If you feel that they are a positive influence try to identify one or two areas that they do well in and implement a similar strategy into
your life. Don't be afraid to approach someone that you admire and ask them for some quick words of advice. All successful people
had help along the way, the more you ask for it the more you can receive.
If you feel that they are a negative influence try to identify one or two reasons why you think they are behaving or acting out in this
manner and gain understanding as to what specifically bothers you about their actions. This is a contrast to what you do like, but
sometimes we need to know what we don't like in order to help determine what we do. The next time you find someone
demonstrating a behaviour you don't like, silently thank them for the gift of awareness of contrast and endeavour never to act like
When you become thankful for the people that are in your life you naturally start to attract more of them to be thankful for. Appreciate
the lessons of life and the teachers they come from and you will be ripe and ready for relationship riches!
Weekly Mindset #11
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you appreciate yourself more, attract healthier relationships and be an overall better person.

Your mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself: "Would you date yourself?"

Ask yourself this question and you will gain a more accurate reflection of yourself and a better understanding of your fears.
Next time that you have a few minutes alone to think ask yourself "Would I date myself?"
You might be wondering the relevance of this question if you already have a significant other but, regardless of relationship status, a
careful consideration of this question can provide insight into what you contribute to your relationships.
If you answered "Yes" that you would date yourself, then the next question is why? What kind of reasons came to mind that make
yourself a worthy prize?
When taking a personal inventory the answers you learn might even surprise you!
Could you fall in love with yourself? What traits of yours are you most proud? Are you a constant source of support? What about
your communication skills? Are you always finding good things to comment about your significant other?
Do you find yourself thinking "I wish my partner..." or "If only my significant other...."? If so, these might be the best signs that you
need to look in the mirror first.
"What would you change/improve if you were dating yourself?" "What specifically do you love about yourself?" If you aren't excited
about dating yourself then how do you expect anybody else to be?
It is important to note that your partner or significant other must also agree with your self-assessment. If you think you are the worlds
best communicator and your partner thinks otherwise, then any adjustments made would be based on a false assessment and thus
likely prove counter-productive.
A relationship should for the most part be 50/50 in terms of contribution. What strengths do you contribute? Do they equal your share
of the 50%? How do the strengths that you identified help make the relationship strong in your partners opinion?
Use what you've learned from this exercise to build on your strengths and identify any areas where you might have the opportunity to
provide more value in your relationships.

Looking at yourself through an open and honest mirror requires courage and willingness to see yourself objectively in a new way.
It is the mark of a true leader to be able to acknowledge their shortcomings and build upon the strengths that they recognized for.
If for some reason you cannot uncover any areas of improvement for yourself then look at the areas of resistance, friction and
conflict in your relationships.
In what situations do you feel most uncomfortable? Pay attention to your discomfort because there is always a hidden gift within.
Your discomfort often shows you the areas in your life that you should review and revise any belief systems that no longer continue
to serve you.
"What do you need to improve within yourself so that you become a more effective attractor of your desired results?"
Put yourself in the other persons shoes, see things from their perspective and appreciate the gift of awareness as an opportunity to
be the change you want to see in the world.
Weekly Mindset #12
This weeks Motivating Mindset will revolutionize the way you see, act and feel about your day.

Your mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself: "Am I feeling joy?"

Ask yourself this question and you will uncover the roots of the problems that have been plaguing you and discover answers that will
lead you to a life of pure bliss.

Whenever you arrive at a fork in the road a great question to ask yourself is "Am I feeling joy?"
A fork in the road could be represented in your life as: making a decision, taking a course of action or choosing to be, think or feel a
certain way.
Whenever you notice that you are at a crossroads ask yourself "Am I feeling joy" and then listen carefully for an answer.
Excitement and nervous energy are both excellent clues that you are following your joy.
If you aren't feeling enthusiastic, excited or even nervous about something than chances are likely that you won't put yourself fully
into whatever situation demands your attention.
It is important to put your full attention into a situation because where your attention goes your energy flows and the results will
You reap what you sow and you get out what you put in, so if you were not happy enough to fully put yourself into a situation than
why does it make sense that you would expect to be happy when you are finished?
If you put in an orange, a banana and an apple into a blender you wouldn't expect a chocolate milkshake would you?
It doesn't make sense to be upset at the fruit for not turning into chocolate right? Yet that is what we do when we go into a situation
grumpy and ungrateful and expect it somehow to be magically transformed into an adventure of pure bliss.
Some people might feel overwhelmed at the realization that the same emotions that you put into a situation are primarily responsible
for the type of energy and feeling you will get out of the situation. If this is you then you may take a while longer to deal with your
new found responsibility.
But you don't need to make things unnecessarily overcomplicated for yourself by trying to look for, identify and manage a dozen
emotions. The feeling you are looking for can be answered in one question: "Am I feeling joy?"
If you are not feeling joy in this moment then there is not a problem with the circumstance because circumstances are neutral, rather
there is likely a problem with your internal joy meter.
A circumstance like someone breaking their arm seems to be a 'bad' scenario if you are the one who broke it, however, if you are the
Doctor's office that is employed when circumstances like this happen, then the event would be viewed as 'good'.
Since this is the same event it cannot have both mutually exclusive feelings attached, unless the emotions that are generated are
only subjective, meaning that only the person experiencing, not the actual experience, produces the feeling.
How can you change your beliefs about a situation in a way that allows you to be happy?
A master of their emotions allows them self to embrace every situation and find a way to accommodate the change or circumstance
rather than resist the current.
Accepting and allowing joy in any situation is a sign that someone didn't get caught up in the current of emotion and is capable of
going with the flow.

Your joy meter is the automatic feeling of exhilaration when you are doing something you love.
Other questions to stimulate your thinking could be "How could I be feeling joy in this moment?" and additionally, "In what ways
could I be feeling more joy?"
If you aren't quite sure how to tell if you are doing something that you love you can always learn to follow your fear or chase your
The goosebumps that can stand up on your skin even when you are merely discussing a idea that has your full attention is a great
indicator that you are following a passion.
Alternatively, while most people associate fear as a bad thing, it can also be used in a more positive and productive way by
indicating your feelings about a situation.
Just because you are nervous and anxious doesn't mean that you will fail and are not meant to succeed. Fear is just a way of telling
us that the circumstances in front of us are important.
Successful people feel the same fear that unsuccessful people do, sometimes even stronger and yet they still manage to go through
with it anyway.
When you are enjoying yourself you are living fully and completely in the moment, your face is lit up with a jubilant smile and, you
are likely to lose track of time. If more people lived this lifestyle we would not have the mental pollution and poverty that plagues us
Weekly Mindset #13
This weeks Motivating Mindset will make you look at yourself in a new light.

The Mindset challenge I am proposing this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"What would the new me do?"

Ask yourself this question during every personal challenge this week and the promise is that you will laugh more, love yourself more
and learn to relax more.

If you are quitting a habit or building a new lifestyle ask yourself "What would the new me do?" in order to see yourself in a new light.
Seeing yourself in a new light is important, especially if you are interested in personal development and self-improvement because
you are most likely self-critical.
This means that you are constantly critiquing your own actions, behaviours and results against a standard that you've set for
Whether you are conscious of it or not, you have a certain standard of performance that you measure yourself against in all areas of
your life.
For example your relationships, health, finances and career are only some of the areas that you hold yourself accountable in an
effort to improve yourself.
We try to improve our self because deep down we are all good people that just want to be loved, to love and to contribute to
something better.
Yet for a however many possible reasons our lofty goal doesn't get realized and we somehow end up feeling scared, alone and
afraid to live.
Somehow we are not able to find the self-discipline, the strategy for success or the willpower to stay the course.
But what exactly happens to our best intentions that have us ending up in self-sabotage?
What happens is we tend to think about all the mistakes, the failures the missed opportunities of our past, present and future.
We tend to think about things that don't empower us, and think about our self in ways that don't empower us.
Even in brand new situations we tend to associate our old negative sense of self.
For example someone might not think they are good at talking to people, based on years of their old negative sense of self
reminding them of all their failures.
No matter how many new people this person meets they essentially pre-determine their future by imagining a negative outcome.
Even in a situation where the feedback was positive this person would tend to dis-associate any feedback that doesn't resonate with
this negative self-vision.
This likely applies to many situations in your life, and if this is you, today's question will help you build a new database of positive
All you have to do is look for the good in everyone and in every situation and you will attract more of that to you.
For every situation you're in this week (including those that are frustrating or seem completely negative!) write down what is good
about that situation.
When you do this notice how it immediately changes your perspective and opens up your mind to new possibilities.
Today is a new day, and instead of allowing yourself to think negatively think about your higher self, your ideal self.
Once you have a picture of the ideal person you want to be then ask yourself "What would the new me do?"
If you are quitting smoking, be present with the craving to smoke and ask yourself, with this craving... "what would the new me do?"
and then make a decision from the person who has X amount of days smoke-free.
You are powerful and you can change any habit you want to, instantly if you have a strong enough desire.
It is in the moment and from each moment-to-moment that our destinies are shaped by our choices.
Whenever you encounter a situation that you are emotional about or find yourself reacting to, try and think about your ideal vision of
Picture you in all your future glory and greatness and from that state ask yourself "What would this new me do?"

Can you picture yourself in the future, one month from now, one year from now, five years from now?
How about when you are picturing yourself in the past, yesterday, last year, when you were young?
Are you able to appreciate and accept all of your memories?
Are you passionately creating new and exciting memories?
When you picture your past or future self are you receiving attention, affection and adoration?
Or do you tend to criticize yourself, beat yourself up, or think that you should have done something different, if only...
Regardless of whether it is your past you are thinking about or your future you must learn to think about it positively.
The best question to get yourself in this new mindset is: "What would the new me do?" and then think from that state.
One of your greatest challenges in life is to be able to uncover the wisdom in every situation and apply the new found lesson to help
you grow.
Where we go in the mind we follow in the body and where we cannot go in the mind we rarely go in reality.
For example, if you cannot picture yourself in a relationship with a certain person you probably wouldn't be in one with them right?
Yet on the opposite spectrum of visualization you got dressed this morning didn't you?
Well chances are you pictured the outfit you are wearing at least once before physically dressing yourself in it.
The visualization of your future self in a positive light is critical and important.
When we picture a happy, joyful and playfull future we put ourselves in a positive state.
Then, by virtue of The Law of Attraction, we attract the same situations as we were visualizing our future.
Remember you are a masterpiece in the making and your future is constantly unfolding something new... if you only allow it!
Apply these ideas immediately to your thought process this week and instantly watch your new found future unfold!
Weekly Mindset #14
This weeks Motivating Mindset will add energy and happiness to your life as quickly as you can apply it.

The Mindset challenge I am proposing this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"What am I tolerating?"

Ask yourself this question throughout the days of this week and the promise is that you will manifest what you do want faster, attract
better situations and favored opportunities will arrive more freely.

If you are ready to clean and clear out old stagnant energy that is holding you back and ready to move in fresh new energy to
support you then you will want to read on carefully.
Today's tip is all about identifying and becoming aware of the things in your life that steal your energy.
The only way to build your own energy up is to first learn how to reserve and grow your own energy.
If everytime you encounter a situation you automatically react rather than respond than the situation is a toleration.
Take a moment to reflect over all major aspects of your life, areas such as your career & job, personal & spiritual fulfillment, family &
relationships, health and wealth.
Look over these different parts of your life and remember to ask yourself the question, "What am I tolerating?"
As you find answers to this question you will likely begin to generate either feelings, be with the feelings and write your experience
down in as much detail as possible.
Try to be kind to yourself and avoid the tendency to immediately place judgement on your situation.
Looking over sometimes sensitive areas of your life can make you feel both positive and negative, mixed feelings are common.
Identifying mixed feelings will also help you uncover areas of your life that you are tolerating.
Simply put, a toleration is the big and little things you put up with in your life without realizing how much they are costing you.
An example of a toleration could be the numerous sticky notes that might be plastered on your desk, in your day-timer or on your
Everytime you look at one of those post-it notes, whether you specifically read a message or not, you have expended some mental
One might not think it's a big deal, but throughout the day this subliminal sign language steals your precious energy acting like a
perpetual to-do timer.
Each time you walk by it interrupts the moment you were in to signal to your subconscious, here is a "to-do", and "look-at-this", "this
could be important"!
You then have a choice to either re-read the message again for the x number of time, or choose to ignore the note until it catches
your attention next.
Unaddressed post it notes, unfinished projects, unwanted interactions and even unspoken words can remain hidden in background
of tolerations.
Then out of no where they seem to break up the moment you were in prior by taking your time and attention to re-address something
you continue to not address.
Whenever a tolerations allows you to lose the moment you also lose energy and cannot gain "momentum".
If you want to build yourself up and become the person you know you are capable of then stop the vicious cycle of energy and
attention spent unnecessarily.
Honestly, openly and seriously ask yourself "What am I tolerating?" and then be prepared to do some habit renovations.
Not sure how to uncover your tolerations?
Take note of all your thoughts and feelings and be sure to record any ideas that come up for you during this exercise.
When you think about how you spend your time and what your day composes of where does your energy seem to soar skyward and
where does your energy sink down?
For example an area of joy in my life is my love for long baths and hot morning showers, therefore just thinking about a bath or a
shower could potentially add excitement to my day.
However, I've recently noticed that my energy can also sink down when thinking about showers when I recall the details of a
particular water test I viewed.
This test demonstrated how the chlorine, a chemical used to treat the water, is pumped into the water system of the city I live in and
is immediately subsequently sucked up by human skin.
Of course this demonstration didn't make me feel excited about showering anymore, in fact, I sometimes shudder at the thought of
how much chemicals I've absorbed.
Bombarding chemicals into my body is not a positive feeling, yet it is a choice I must consciously make everytime I draw a bath or
take a shower.
So for me a major area of joy in my life has now somehow become a dangerous deal and to solve the problem I must purchase a
special water filter for my shower head.
Easy right? Easy minus the fact that cleaning and clearing tolerations can only be paid with the currency of time, attention, and work.
The only problem that most people find with putting in time, attention and work is actually putting in the time, attention and work.
Hence the reason tolerations exist in the first place, because they conveniently wouldn't correct or go away themselves.
Do you get caught up in simuliar situations that desperately require your time, attention and work?
Ask yourself "What am I tolerating?" and record all your answers in a master journal.
Day-by-day and one-by-one is the way to take time to tackle your tolerations, so be patient with yourself and positive with your
Most importantly, remember to celebrate as you strike each one off your list!
Are you committed to becoming even incrementally better? If so, by taking your tolerations into full consideration you will quickly
become exponentially better.
Weekly Mindset #15
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you transform yourself into the person that you always knew you would be.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"Who am I becoming?"

Ask yourself this question as many opportunities you have this week and the promise is you will instill more pride, passion and
purpose into your everyday living.

First thing when you get up tomorrow morning ask yourself the question, "Who am I becoming?"
Relax and allow your mind to wonder freely while taking a few moments to ponder your answer.
When you picture your future self are you happy, proud or excited about the person that you are becoming?
As you reflect this question for some of you it may feel uncomfortable, you may feel the urge to pass judgement, or simply feel this is
a question that doesn't seem to make any sense.
Some of you may not be able to answer the question, which is ok too, and if this is the case for you then it is important to realize that
the asking the question itself is often more important than the answer.
"It's the question that drives us" --- Trinity (The Matrix, 1999)
We are all unique and the answers that each and every one of us comes up with will be different, however, as individuals there are a
few things that we all share in common.
One such example is that regardless of what your race, height, weight, IQ, EQ, career, education, relationship or socio-economic
status is we all have the same set amount of hours in a day to work with.
We each get 24 hours in a day, 60 minutes in an hour, 60 seconds in a minute and each second passes by at a constant rate of one
second per second, no matter what!
Therefore the person you are becoming is becoming so at a rate of one second per second every day.
You might be tempted to dismiss the power of each second, after all you might think to yourself "what good could possibly happen in
one second"?
Like for instance who would want a one-second massage, one-second marriage or one-second shopping spree right?
However when you stop to really think about it, this second right now, not the second that just past, or the second from now, is really
the ONLY second we EVER have.
Every second that passes is part of yesterday, the second that has "yet-to-come" will always belong to tomorrow.
The second known as "now" brings the gift of choice, and with it the power for any personal or life transformation.
This eternal second is shared by all, a gift, a present, the gift of the present moment.
When you ask yourself "Who am I becoming" do you notice that you are becoming someone who is increasingly friendly with, and
passionate about the present moment?
Anything that you can ever do or anything that will ever be done to you will happen in the present moment.
The best way to give yourself the best chance of becoming a better you is to first learn how to stop looking at the old you as a
reference point.
Your results today indicate your previous habits and your habits are a result of the accumulation of yesterday's choices.
The old you is a result of your old choices and decisions, and cannot be the result of the new choices and decisions that are
available to you in this moment.
Even though you can see it with your own eyes, the old you is just an illusion, a fictional identity that only exists in our imagination.
It is fictional because we have the ability to change who we are, make our identities completely up, and start all over again if we want
No matter what type of person you think you were, no matter what your weight or age, and no matter what results you've gotten in
the past you can use the moment that arrives in this second to become better.
Every second you have the opportunity to learn something about yourself, about other people and about life in general that can
make the journey interesting and entertaining.
By choosing to learn about yourself, others and life you will inevitably become a better and brighter person.
The person who you want to be in the future can only become so if you choose to be that person now.
Every moment from now until your very last second you have the ability to choose to build a bigger future.
If you choose to do something new in the moment you set yourself up for something new and better in the next moment.
If you choose to do something that you've always done before, you will continue to get the same results you've gotten before.
Albert Einstein said "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result"
Become the new you by deciding today to invite the new you inside your head for a chat.
Then ask the new you the question "Who am I becoming?" and allow your ideal self to imagine what it would be like to triumphantly
live your dream lifestyle.
Do you picture yourself as confident, competent and cool. Can you imagine how it feels to be a bold and brave adventurer?
Make it a goal to increase the amount of times you "visit" with the new you, even go as far as to write down the conversations you
have with your higher self.
Delegate the new you to make the important choices in your life, decisions like whether or not to go to the gym, smoke a cigarette or
invest in some new education.
Remember to celebrate any and all decisions made by the new you, regardless of the outcome.
When it comes time to make an important decision again, allow the new you to choose.
Let the new person with the experience of holding off even just that one cigarette answer the question "Who am I becoming?"
Life is constantly unfolding second-by-second, moment-by-moment and with it you are becoming the person of your choice, so
remember to choose wisely.

Even though your worth is priceless you must still proactively and persistently build yourself to increase your value.
What are you consciously creating that is helping to grow yourself, your valued skills and your service to others?
What are you doing on purpose right now that will cultivate you towards being the person you aspire to be?
Take a moment to ask yourself what you are deliberately doing today that is increasing your value?
One way to accelerate your success is to create an intention for the day, a conscious daily intention.
Choose either an affirmation that inspires and excites you or pick a personal declaration that you feel passionate about fulfilling.
An example of such an affirmation might be: "I am a strong communicator"
An example of a similar declaration could be: "I choose today to become the very best listener in all of my conversations"
Do you already keep a success journal to record all the things you are grateful for, and all the reasons you have to celebrate?
If so, a journal would be a great spot to also record your affirmations and your declarations.
Feel free to refine, evolve and tweak your affirmation and declaration statements until they accurately reflect the power behind your
personal intentions.
How will you know when you are reading the "right" affirmation or declaration?
While there is no right or wrong answer, a good indication you are on to something is you feel a surge of energy, a rush of
exhilaration, or even a nervous fear of excitement just from reading it.
Your job next is to take that powerful personal statement and read it over and over as many times as possible with the enthusiasm.
Read it first thing in the morning when you wake up. Read it last thing at night before you go to bed.
Try this assignment for at least one whole week and at the end of the week ask yourself "Who am I becoming?"
You have the power to become the person you always dreamed, figure out first who exactly that is and then put in the effort by
choosing to be like that person now.
Take today's tip to heart and the total effort required will be less than you imagined and the reward you receive will be beyond your
wildest dreams!

Weekly Mindset #16
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you find more energy and feel more alive.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"What's one way to get more energy into my life?"

Ask yourself this question during every opportunity during the week and the promise is that you will find more energy to renew
yourself and feel more refreshed overall.

First thing when you get up tomorrow morning ask yourself the question, "What's one way to get more energy into my life?"
Said differently, "what is one area of my life that I can change today that will immediately result in me having more energy and
Whether comparing a molecule, a mountain or a mole we all have one characteristic in common, we are all made up of energy.
Energy is the building block of life, it is the battery power for living and yet many of us are running on less than half-capacity.
Researchers are discovering that the saying "you are what you eat" is more and more true and less and less just a cliche.
You've probably heard that energy is always changing form, moving in and out of form and can never be created or destroyed.
So when you really stop to think about that, it means that if you put in fattening food with high calories and low-nutritional value into
your system what do you expect to get out?
Have you ever put in a dozen oysters into your blender and expected to get out orange juice?
Hopefully not, because you'd probably be considered crazy right? That is because in life, you can only get out what you put in.
Yet many of us still buy into this illusion when we consume junk food and expect our energy levels to be operating at optimal.
How was your energy this morning when you woke up? Did you get out of bed feeling amazing? Are you feeling recharged and
ready to tackle a new day?
Take a moment and think about where you got the energy that you have for today...
If you guessed it right you said from the choices and decisions that were made in past yesterdays.
If you had a healthy meal previously you would have more energy than if you had to face the consequences of poor past choices.
The good news is that everyday brings the gift to start making healthier choices.
Therefore, today is the most important opportunity you have in terms of putting in the best quality energy that will help you achieve
tomorrow's goals.
To be in the best position to achieve tomorrows goals you need to maintain good physical shape by regulating the food that's put into
your body.
When you are shopping next at the grocery store, thinking about what to make for your next meal remember to ask yourself the
question "What's one way to get more energy into my life?"

Journeying on the road of life requires a lot of energy and since it's always best to properly prepare for a long and challenging trip.
Your responsibility is to fill up on premium gas first by eating healthy, nutritional meals and getting the required amount of rest for
your body.
However when it comes to the energy you need to fully function there are more than just your basic physical type of energy to
Most people believe that your physical "meat and potatoes" energy is the only energy at work on a daily basis but it is important to
recognize your other sources of energy.
Another significant form of energy is what is referred to as emotional energy.
Without emotional energy your life would not be enjoyable and you wouldn't ever feel excitement or enthusiasm.
This is the type of energy that is responsible for your feelings, such as love, happiness, and joy.
Believe it or not practically everything that you say and do is largely determined in some way by an emotion, either positive or
The importance of emotional energy is often under-valued and the effect that your emotions have on your physical energy is often
Have you ever felt happy or normal until you were consumed by guilt, anger or another negative emotion that quickly consumed all
your energy?
How about have you ever felt tired but then thought of an exciting idea, project or adventure and then suddenly felt the rush of
energy fill your body?
This is your emotional energy and it either works to hold you back or help motivate you forward.
You can start to reclaim your emotional energy by healing old wounds, finding positive and inspiring friendships and reducing the
clutter in your environment.
The third and last type of energy is what is known as mental, it is the type of energy we use to solve problems, learn new things and
make important decisions.
Your mental energy is primarily responsible for the quality of your life because you require mental energy to deal with the problems
and challenges of everyday life.
In fact, the reason why most people fail to live the life of their dreams is because they burn up enormous amounts of energy at the
physical and emotional level, and as a result they have very little energy left over for the critical mental activities of planning, learning
and problem solving.
Just imagine the type of life you would be living if you never planned or didn't know how to problem solve!
Your number one priority one goal in life is to effectively utilize all three types of energy levels to support your ability to live the life of
your dreams.
Peak performance happens when the engine of your life is firing on all cylinders. Be a mental mechanic and find out the areas you
need to tune by asking yourself:
"What's one way to get more energy into my life?" and then work your but off to implement the changes to see significant
improvements in your results.
Weekly Mindset #17
This weeks Motivating Mindset will allow you to see a whole new outlook on life.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"How do I know the story that I am telling myself is real?"

Ask yourself this question whenever you are talking to yourself this week and the promise is you will open up your mind and help put
a positive spin on the perspective of your life.

Since you woke up today what "stories" about yourself and your life have you bought into?
Stories are represented by the self-talk, thoughts, ideas, beliefs, assumptions, attitudes and paradigms that you filter your world
Pay attention to how the story makes you feel.
Does the story make you stronger or seem to prolong your success longer?
What's important is whether or not the story was "supportive" or "non-supportive" towards the fulfillment of your higher self, or higher
Struggling repeatedly, unable to break-through or have been making the same mistake over and over are all symptoms of a non-
supportive story.
Whenever you are consciously aware of your story ask yourself "how do I know the story that I am telling myself is real?"
This week let's focus on the seemingly "negative" stories that we often tell our self.
Stories something along the lines of "ugh, I'm so tired... I don't sleep well the night before big presentations and now today work is
going to be a nightmare"
Or your story could sound like "today's test at school is going to be hard because I'm not good at math"
Your self-talk could say something such as "I will never lose those extra pounds"
These are just some of the stories that people tell themselves on a daily basis, however the variations and possibilities are
"unfortunately" endless.
It's unfortunate because there are NO species on Earth besides humans that tell stories to them self.
In fact humans are the only species that mentally second guesses its' own natural intuitive abilities and tells stories to itself.
The only thing worse than telling stories to yourself is believing the stories you are telling.
The next time you find yourself in the middle of a story, ask yourself the question "How do I know the story that I am telling myself is
Let's play out the application of this mindset using the above example "ugh, I'm so tired... I don't sleep well the night before big
presentations and now today work is going to be a nightmare"
Upon realizing that you have caught yourself in the middle of this non-supportive story you can now instead ask yourself "how do I
know the story that I am telling myself is real?" and begin brainstorming all the possibilities that you could be wrong.
Using the example of the being tired, you would try and recall previous examples where you were able to perform even though your
energy and focus were not optimal.
Or you could ponder how without being psychic you could know "for certain" that the presentation would be a nightmare if you
haven't yet experienced it?
Are you taking into consideration that everyone is given an opportunity to learn and grow from their experiences?
Have you considered that even if you were an absolute and complete failure prior to today, you can use all your experiences of
failure to create new and better ways to get what you need done.
For example you think back and remember that you always struggle with the opening of your presentation, but using this information
positively by taking time before the presentation to remember the first few lines. You may not remember them all or improve your
presentation 100%, but at least now you have a history of conscious improvement that you can be proud of.
It is up to you to use your previous challenges to bring awareness to the areas in life that you need to prepare more.

So you might be wondering how exactly do you know whether or not to believe a story?
The best advice is adopted from Henry Ford quotes who said "whether you believe you can or you can not, you are right".
This means that whatever story you are telling yourself is the only one you are going to believe and no one else will be able to
convince you otherwise until you've first considered it yourself.
Since the process of story telling is self-serving you may as well try and consciously ensure that the story serves the self.
Make sure that the story frames the situation in the best way possible and puts you in a position to move forward.
A great question to follow-up the question of "How do I know the story that I am telling myself is real?" is asking yourself:
"What if the whole story or parts of it turned out to be fabricated?"
Believe it or not the likelihood of you turning up new information that out dates your old information is quite high.
This is because the reality we experience is only as good as the senses we perceive it with.
Many technologies were invented because we can not capture the entirety of reality with just our natural senses.
For example things like infrared, ultra-violet, microwaves, infra-sound are all things that exist but are not detectable by our senses.
We cannot see in infrared, spot ultra-violet light or hear infra-sound normally but they all can become a part of our reality with the
right equipment.
With technology we can now see in the dark with night vision goggles and apply sun block to screen out invisible but harmful UV
Yet these are things that in which were not possible only a few short years ago.
So imagine if we always thought it would never be possible to see in the dark simply based on the history of not being able to see in
the dark before?
The discovery of floatation and buoyancy was not derived by pondering the science of sinking.
You only limit future experiences by believing the stories of your past because the feelings of these stories keep you from your
higher self which is always found in the present moment.
The present moment brings with it choice. Choice to choose what you story you will voluntarily believe.
The more lucid and liquid like your beliefs around the stories that you tell yourself the more your attitude will be able to adapt to
accommodate the growth and changes in your life.
Develop the conscious awareness within yourself to be like water, fluid and flexible in your thinking and learn to go with the flow and
change states as needed.
One of your greatest goals in life is to consciously decide how to apply previous experiences in any given situation to achieve the
best results.
The best results in any given situation are those that move you towards your goal in the quickest and easiest way.
Be patient with yourself at all times and be certain to reward yourself whenever you uncover any unsupportive belief systems and
You can develop a fluid a flexible way of thinking by asking yourself "How do I know the story that I am telling myself is real?" and
following that answer up with "What if the whole story or parts of it turned out to be fabricated?"
Everyday you have the gift and freedom of complete control of writing and re-writing your story to suit your lifestyle and life
It is not your role to "read" or live the story of your life but rather it is your responsibility to write or create the story of your life.
You are the storyteller of your destiny so make sure that write your life as a storybook fairytale!
Weekly Mindset #18
This weeks Motivating Mindset will put a new spin on the way you think long-term about your life.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"What am I giving up by seeing only the short term?"

Ask yourself this question during as many decisions as possible this week and you will begin to see life from more of a long-term

A great question to ask the next time you are faced with a decision that you must weigh the consequences is "What am I giving up
by seeing only the short term?"
The point of this question is to get you to consider both the short and long-term implications of your decision.
Many times we hastily make rash decisions without considering the effects until after it's too late, or sometimes not considering them
at all.
For example, if you were offered a choice between having $1,000 cash in your pocket this very moment or waiting a full year and
receiving $1,500, the majority of people would go with the quick money.
What would you choose?
90% of people would choose the smaller amount even though they would get 50% more if they waited and even when they had to
do nothing in addition to claim the larger amount.
How does this play out when it comes to saving and investing your money?
The person who picks the $1,000 is more likely to have less savings and investments than the person who chooses to wait for the
While there is nothing inherently wrong with choosing the smaller amount to enjoy sooner, the long-term implications of choosing
this, means that over time you will find it more and more difficult to choose the larger amount later.
We are constantly building neural networks in the brain, hard-wiring the brain with choices and decisions into associations and
An identity is simply a pattern of thought that you have bought over a period of time.
By continually focusing on a smaller result you may receive the reward sooner but in reality you are strengthening a long-term
identity that will hold you hostage and keep you playing small.
This is because when left to it's own choice, the mind has the tendency to want to do the minimal to get by, to avoid rocking the boat
and to stay in your comfort zone.
What this translates into is the automatic sacrifice of long-term rewards for a short-term gains.
An example that illustrates this is picturing a hockey game where one team is 100% motivated by defense and no one ever attempts
to score on the other team.
While this strategy (if you want to call it one) would lead to short term results, i.e. feeling good that the other team would have a very
tough time scoring, the long-term implications are that they would never win a game because they are ignoring the bigger picture
and not doing what it takes to win.
How often are you faced with situations that play out like this hockey game?
How often do you continue to allow yourself to play defense only, to not take risks and try and score a goal?
For example, if you are currently single it may seem easier not to talk to that handsome man you run into at the supermarket every
It may seem easier not to expose yourself to the possibility of being rejected or having to participate in an awkward conversation.
However, ask yourself "What am I giving up by seeing only the short term?" to help you break-free of the tendency to remain in your
comfort zone.
Perhaps answering the question in this example you might come up with answers such as: "I am giving up the chance to find a
significant other" or "I am giving up the potential of meeting my future husband, the father of my kids, or passing by the companion
I've been searching for all my life".
When you come up with answers adopted from a long-term perspective it helps reframe the current situation and make new
Taking time to consider new answers and information is important if you are looking to break-free from an old habit.
In life you have a choice, either attempt to acquire something smaller sooner or wait to develop something that is larger later.
Apply this weeks motivating mindset to areas such as relationships, finances and weight loss and you will be surprised at what type
of long-term results you can achieve.

If you aren't growing in an area of your life then by the contrary you must be dying.
Who would you like to grow yourself into? What areas of your life are important to you? Where are your values placed?
If you aren't sure who, what or where a good starting place is to examine your current history, results and actions.
How do you spend your time right now? Where have you been placing your energy, attention and focus?
Answer this question openly and honestly and you will shed some light on what is most important to you right now.
After you're aware of your life values your next goal is to ensure you devote the proper time and attention to supports these areas.
Developing patience with yourself and with the people that you care about is just as important as experiencing the actual growth
Continually asking yourself the question "What am I giving up by seeing only the short term?" helps you realize the validity behind
the saying "patience is a virtue"
Beware that time is an ongoing illusion that is capable of hiding the small steps we take and the incremental growth we make.
It is easy to make the mistake of believing that you haven't accomplished anything.
It is easy for the results of your efforts to be obscured by the present reality.
Understand that your present reality is merely a reflection of the choices you made previously in your past years, months and days.
In order for your new decisions to take affect and to see external results, you must patiently wait for days, months and even possibly
Keep in mind that just because you cannot see the change happening doesn't mean it isn't.
For instance, have you ever seen first-hand the drift between the continental plates?
What about ever witnessing your fingernails growing?
You probably didn't notice either because they both happen at an average growth rate of 0.1 mm each day (1 centimeter in 100
Yet these forces continue to happen undetected as we speak and one day, sooner or later, you may be forced to respond to this
You will probably choose to cut your fingernails when they get too long or there may be an earth quake or tsunami from the plate
tectonics colliding.
Seen or unseen everyday life is unfolding before your very eyes.
The direction that your life unfolds takes place in the small and seemingly unimportant choices that you make every day.
Take a moment to write down the skills, talents and higher visions that are unfolding inside of you right now.
You may have heard the say that "Rome wasn't built in a day" well neither should the gifts that you offer the world.
Buying into rewards that are smaller sooner is only an illusion and is not a shortcut that leads to long-term success.
Ask yourself "What am I giving up by seeing only the short term?" to help you realize your long-term vision.
Weekly Mindset #19
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you feel more grateful for your life and act with more appreciation of your life.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"What problems am I blessed with?"

Ask yourself this question as many times as you have problems this week and the promise is you will laugh more and experience
more gratitude in your life.

Whenever you find yourself upset, unmotivated, ungrateful, pessimistic, doubtful, or just having an old fashioned "bad day", stop for
a minute and ask yourself "What problems am I blessed with?" to help you shift gears and move away from that state.
People often mistakenly believe that the "grass is greener" on the other-side of the fence.
We are tempted to feel like people have more than us, live better lives than us and that no one has to go through the trials and
tribulations we do.
We can also feel like failures in our own lives, like our problems are bigger than our ability to overcome them.
Applying today's mindset of "what problems am I blessed with" can help you put things into a more positive perspective.
First, instead of focusing all your energy on resisting a negative situation or something that you don't have be prepared to do the
That is to say, practice your ability to surrender to the current state of your affairs, learn to yield to situations and empower yourself.
You may have difficulties at first trying to surrender and uncover the "good" out of a "bad" situation but trust that this ability will only
grow with practice.
With time and practice you will begin to see the "truth" behind reality, that situations, circumstances and even problems are not
inherently good or bad.
The concept of good or bad are just mental images that we affix to a people, places and things.
That is to say, nothing is either good or bad by itself, there is no such thing as a "bad gun" or a "good lottery", these are subjective
terms we've applied.
Take for instance a sporting event such as a Football game where the two teams are competing against each other.
During the play the offense wants to do something that moves their team forward and closer to their goal, such as run or pass and
catch the ball.
However, simultaneously and parallel to that reality is the reality and objectives of the opposing team, who does not want to allow
the other team to advance, run or pass and catch the ball.
Pretend that the offense snaps the ball and the quarterback drops back and releases a long-bomb.
If the receiver catches the ball the team on offense will jump up and down thinking that was a "good" play and the team on defense
will jump up and down thinking that was a "bad" play.
If the defender deflects the pass and stops the team on offense the team on defense will jump up and down and think it was a
"good" play and the team on offense will think the opposite.
There are two realities both containing "good" and "bad" existing in one outcome.
Only one reality will unfold and yet both outcomes will manifest.
Circumstances in and of themselves are not good or bad but rather our assessment and action towards them.
Learning to view your situation in more neutral perspectives will increase your ability to respond versus react to problems and
When we react to a perceived problem it doesn't serve us, however if we choose to respond to a perceive problem then we can
move forward.
When problems start to happen ask yourself the question "What problems am I blessed with" and list at least 5 problems that you
are happy to have.
The more basic you can breakdown your happiness the more things you will find to be grateful for.
Start with your breathing and notice your breath. Breathe is the essence of live because we need it to survive, are you happy you are
breathing to begin with?
Next consider your senses, do you have all of them in good working order? Many people with disabilities would give anything to be
able to experience life with your level of sense.
What about your physical body, is it too in good working order?
Move down to your belongings, do you have a shelter over your head? How about a vehicle to drive to work?
Now think about your problem in terms of someone else's shoes. How many people on Earth at this very moment would love to be
I bet there are more people that you can imagine!
If you woke up relatively healthy under a roof in a bed and ate breakfast before you drove to work then congratulations, you've just
lived the dream life of thousands of immigrants who would love to have the opportunities you have.
Life is a blessing in disguise, the sooner you practice seeing through the illusions the longer you can appreciate it's true beauty and
Asking yourself "What problems am I blessed with" will help you realize that there is nothing in life that you must "do" but enjoy being

Even though the numbers are only approximate the following written by an anonymous author puts today's motivating mindset into
If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it
would look something like the following.
There would be:
57 Asians
21 Europeans
14 from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south
8 would be Africans
52 would be female
48 would be male
70 would be non-white
30 would be white
70 would be non-Christian
30 would be Christian
6 people would possess 59% of the entire world's wealth and all 6 would
be from the United States.
80 would live in substandard housing
70 would be unable to read
50 would suffer from malnutrition
ONE would be near death; ONE would be near birth
ONE would have a college education
ONE would own a computer.
When one considers our world from such a compressed perspective, you recognize that you are indeed among the fortunate......
And, therefore . . .
If you woke up this morning
with more health than illness,
you are more blessed than the
million who won't survive the week.
If you have never experienced
the danger of battle,
the loneliness of imprisonment,
the agony of torture or
the pangs of starvation,
you are ahead of 20 million people
around the world.
If you attend a church meeting
without fear of harassment,
arrest, torture, or death,
you are more blessed than almost
three billion people in the world.
If you have food in your refrigerator,
clothes on your back, a roof over
your head and a place to sleep,
you are richer than 75% of this world.
If you have money in the bank,
in your wallet, and spare change
in a dish someplace, you are among
the top 8% of the world's wealthy.
If your parents are still married and alive,
you are very rare,
especially in the United States.
If you hold up your head with a smile
on your face and are truly thankful,
you are blessed because the majority can,
but most do not.
If you can hold someone's hand, hug them
or even touch them on the shoulder,
you are blessed because you can
offer God's healing touch.
If you can read this message,
you are more blessed than over
two billion people in the world
that cannot read anything at all.
You are so blessed in ways you may never even know.
Ask yourself "What problems am I blessed with?" and remind yourself to be thankful for all your blessings in disguise.
Weekly Mindset #20
This weeks Motivating Mindset will inspire you to surround yourself with the kind of company you can be confident about keeping

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"Who should I be hanging around with?"

Ask yourself this question when allocating your time to friends and acquaintances and you will soon become more aware of the
company you keep.

The people who you choose to surround yourself with play more of a role on your future than you may first realize.
Ask yourself the question "Who should I be hanging around with?" to take an inventory check on your intimate friends.
This question should gear your thoughts towards "why" you hang out with the people you do versus "who" the people actually are.
For example, do you have friends that are there for you through thick and thin, both good times and rough times?
Do you have friends that inspire you to chase your dreams and go after your goosebumps?
Do your friends help you realize a bigger vision of yourself?
How have your friends made you feel competent and capable lately?
Even though we all have the ability to think and feel independently on our own accord, the people that you surround yourself with still
play a major determining part in your life.
From the moment that you wake up and continue on throughout the day you are surrounded by the energy of family, friends and
even co-workers.
The energy that you feel from other people stems from the individual "agreements" that have made in each relationship.
Most of your agreements are formed and acted upon subconsciously, which is to say that you are not even aware that you formed
them or of your behaviour.
One example is the many parents that unconsciously play an "overly-nurturing" role to their child.
They have formed an agreement that subconsciously states that they are the nurture providers and the child is the nurture receiver.
Nurture can be a good thing, however, when the parents form an "identity" about the role they play over the years this will lead to
two things:
1. It will make the parent always feel the need to protect or provide for their child and they might lose some of their sanity when the
child leaves home or no longer needs their help . i.e. Empty nest syndrome.
2. It will make the child subconsciously feel the need to be protected and/or provided for by their parents and very possibly manifest
into issues of responsibility in their own intimate relationships.
So even though the intention was pure and formed with love the relationship agreement has since become dysfunctional.
Roles and agreements themselves are not inherently good or bad, the problem is continuing to believe and subscribe to them
without questioning their effectiveness.
A dysfunctional agreement, role or relationship is one that no longer serves or supports its main purpose.
In a functional relationship both the conscious and subconscious agreements should be in alignment with helping fulfill your greatest
dreams and desires.
Do the roles and responsibilities of the people that you hang around most support your highest aspirations? Do you support theirs?
What do you love most about the company that you keep?
By asking yourself "Who should I be hanging around with" based on your highest aspirations will make you more aware of allies you
can align yourself with to assist in your achievements.
Do you plan or aspire to be wealthy? If you answered yes then you better have wealthy friends!
Did you know that researchers estimate that you will earn an income the equals the average amount of your 5 closest associates?
Said differently, people tend to make the same average income of the people that they spend the most time with.
Are the people that you surround yourself with people that are worthy of your time?
The trick is to do anything at all possible to avoid people that belong to the "same-old'" crowd.
These are the people who you meet up with every so often and each and every time you ask them what's new and exciting they
answer the same-old".
You must avoid these people like the plague, not because you are better than them, but because they don't really want to see you
It is not that they don't want to see you succeed because they might, but subconsciously to them if you are anything else then what
you are now then it means a change to the relationship agreement that they have with you.
If you change the person that they knew and were used to then your relationship agreement would be different, and for most people
change is scary because of fear of the unknown.
Don't let other peoples self-limiting beliefs, doubts and apprehensions determine your future, make it a point to surround yourself
with the best team possible.
Either your friends are pulling you up to their level or they are dragging you down to theirs.
Do your 5 closest friends inspire you, make you laugh, or offer an insistent hand to help achieve your dreams?
Said differently, do the people you choose to surround yourself with help you move towards the "biggest" you possible?
Is that so hard to ask for and too unreasonable to expect?
Are you blessed with friends that are there for you every time, every day without question and without fail?
If you already have friends like this make it a point to go out now and celebrate the value of their friendship because it is priceless.
If you don't yet have friends like that no worries, make it a point to find at least one person to build a brand new amazing and
supportive relationship with before the years done.
The good news is that the value of one positive and supportive relationship greatly outweighs the effect of several negative and non-
supportive relationships.
There are many ways that you can meet like-minded people and farm for those fabulous new friendships.
One way is by joining a local offline group such as found on where you can find people near you with the same
interests and hobbies.
Another way to connect with people is by joining an online group, such as found using an Internet search on "yahoo" or "google"
Alternatively, you could find someone that you admire or that is doing something that you'd like to learn more about and reach out to
connect with them.
Ask if you can help them, assist them, volunteer your services in return for them to mentor you.
One last idea for finding that supportive relationship to nurture your dream is to find and work with a Life Coach.
A coach can help you get in touch with your values and what is really important to you before you spend the time and energy to
attract new friends.
Like energy attracts like energy, so if you are a miserable person chances are your friends are too because who else would want to
put up with you?
With a simple shift in attitude you can begin to attract amazing new abundant friends and acquaintances into your life.
It is your responsibility to "be" the type of friend that you yourself would love to be friends with and be around.
In some relationships you might be the jester or joker, always playing pranks and keeping people laughing and having fun.
In other relationships you might take on the role of being the brain, the analytical thinker that always has thought provoking
Yet in another relationship you might play the role of cheerleader, encouraging and motivating others to do their best.
These are only some of the various examples of roles that you play in your relationships, there are many others so try and discover
the ones that work best in your relationships.
Ask yourself the question "Who should I be hanging around with?" to uncover gaps in your circle of friends and to find missing
pieces of the puzzle.

Weekly Mindset #21
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you live a full and rewarding life.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"How am I spending the prime-time of my life?"

Ask yourself this question every day this week and you will become more aware of where your time is spent and how to manage it
more effectively.

No matter who you are or where you are, no matter what you do or how you do it, no matter your background or your beliefs we all
share one common unit of measurement... Time.
Time is the single most precious resource on the planet. You can drill for more oil, you can pan for more gold and mine for more
diamonds, but you can never do anything to get more time.
Everything you do in life requires time to do it yet time can never be replaced or replenished.
Time happens to every one at a rate of one second per second regardless of how you choose to spend it.
It is a fact that you will always find, make and spend time on the activities that you place the highest value on.
However, because humans are usually conscious only about 10% of the time, we often subconsciously spend our time in lower-
payoff activities.
Ask yourself "How am I spending the prime-time of my life?" to get a better picture of how you are painting the masterpiece known
as your life.
As you ask and answer the question more often you will become more conscious and aware how you are spending your precious
Make sure that you are organizing and allocating an appropriate amount of time on your highest value activities.
High value activities are those areas in your life that provide a return on investment for your time and energy.
Such areas offering a return on energy could be a rewarding career, a fulfilling friendship or a rewarding relationship.
Another high payoff activity would be following your dreams, chasing your goosebumps and pursuing your passion.
Time is the only unit of currency that you can use to pay for your high-value activities. No other substitute will work.
Time can only be redistributed from the manner and means in which you are currently using it.
Just like you only have two hands to carry things, and when both hands are full in order to pick something else up, you have to first
put something down.
In order for you to open the next door when opportunity knocks you must first close the current door.
Before you can do anything new or get into something, you will have to get out of something else and stop doing the old thing.
Accordingly, you must learn to be productive and proactive about the manner that you allocate your time.
If you fail to plan effectively your matters of time, it is only a matter of time before you are effectively planning to fail.
The goal of time mastery is to continually tweak your lifestyle so that you cut out the areas that no longer support your joy and re-
organize your time so it is spent achieving peace, harmony and balance.
Every new moment that unfolds brings with it the gift of choice to move closer towards or further away from this goal.
Ensure that you are only taking on the opportunities move you further towards immediate joy and further away from future regret.
On a regular basis your job is to stand back and take inventory of how you are spending your time.
Sometimes you will have to take a pause for the cause, stop the clock and do some serious soul searching about where you are
Life will only start to make sense and feel good when you begin to organize it around the specific goals, dreams and aspirations that
you desire.
Evaluating your activities in the light of what is really important to you, is the essence of time-management and the basis of life-
Asking yourself "How am I spending the prime-time of my life?" will help you allocate the right attitude towards your highest value
actions and activities.

The very act of taking a moment to think about your time before you spend it will begin to immediately improve your time
Asking yourself "How am I spending the prime-time of my life?" during three specific times of the day will make your daily motions
even more masterful.
The first time of day to ask yourself the question is during the first hour that you are awake.
Some experts refer to the first hour that you wake up to as the "Golden Hour" because it has such a profound impact on the rest of
your day.
Wake up and within the first hour ask yourself "How am I spending the prime-time of my life?" to find ways you can become more
If you have heard of the Law of Attraction you know that like-energy attract the same.
Therefore your efforts of gratitude during the golden hour will set the tone of energy that will return to you throughout the rest of the
The next time of day to ask yourself "How am I spending the prime-time of my life?" is during your most productive time of the day.
The most productive time of the day differs from person to person and sometime varies throughout their lifetime.
However, most people know there most productive time of the day because of the way that they tend to feel in this state.
During your most productive time of the day you will be mentally alert, physically poised, energetic, enthusiastic, and ready to tackle
anything that comes your way.
For some people this is first thing in the morning, coinciding with their golden hour, for others it will be later in the day after coffee, for
others still maybe early evening.
Take notice at what times of the day you seem to be most on your game and mark it down throughout this week.
Once you have a weeks worth of history take a look to see if you can spot the time of day that you naturally reach this state of mind.
Once you have identified the time of day, try and organize your highest payoff activities and actions around this time to ensure that
you are working on your best when you are at your best.
The last time of day to ask yourself the question of "How am I spending the prime-time of my life?" is around 7pm-9pm every day.
The time from 7:00pm to 9:00pm is also regarded as "prime-time" and this can be confirmed by your television guide.
The T.V. networks schedule their most popular shows for this time because that is when the majority of people watch television.
Although just because the majority of people do it, doesn't make it right, in fact, spending your prime-time watching T.V. is probably
not the best thing to do.
The prime-time of your life between 7:00pm and 9:00pm can be spent a number of ways that yield a higher payoff.
For example, re-allocating watching the T.V. and putting it towards to your family, loved-ones or even yourself is time better spent in
the long-term.
You could even use this prime-time of your life to learn a new skill, join a networking or hobby group, or just find some quiet time for
However in order to get your time management under control you must first decide very clearly upon your priorities.
You must decide on the most important things that you could possible be doing to give yourself the most amount of joy, happiness,
and fulfillment in life.
Ask yourself "How am I spending the prime-time of my life?" as often as possible this week and you will be soon enjoying the time of
your life.
Weekly Mindset #22
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you to not take people, situations and circumstances so personally.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"How does my personality factor into this situation?"

Ask yourself this question and you will get up close and personal with the less desirable effects of your personality.

If you're human and alive (which you automatically qualify for if you are reading this right now) then it is very likely that you've taken
something too personal.
Have you ever been guilty of getting too emotional or over-excited in situations?
Have you allowed yourself to become upset or disappointed when things didn't work out?
Have you ever let other peoples opinions about you affect you for longer than you would like?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions then you are guilty of taking something way too personally.
Here is one strategy for effectively working through your thought process when things aren't feeling all that fun.
The next time you're feeling negative or upset about something, ask yourself "how does my personality factor into this?"
With practice this question will help you think about putting yourself in other peoples shoes which is an invaluable leadership and
communication tool.
Teaching yourself to learn to appreciate other peoples perspectives will improve every relationship you have and attract more quality
people into your life.
Type "6 men elephant" into a search engine like Google and read the parable that you find.
It is a great story that clearly demonstrates how everyone perceives things differently and yet there are still elements of truth in each
of the various views.
The elements of truth that we live our life by is more commonly referred to as your personality.
If you are a person then you have a personality.
Personality is the pattern of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that make a person unique.
Your personality is the collection of systems that governs your attitudes, assumptions and actions.
Simply stated, your personality is a filter in which you see the world.
Both consciously and unconsciously your personality guides and navigates you through life.
No matter who you are or what your personality is there is always room for growth.
Personalities themselves are not right and they are not wrong.
They can however either be helpful, as in moving you towards the direction of your goals and dreams, or they can be unsupportive
and not helpful.
Learning more about your thoughts, traits and tendencies will help you quickly strengthen personality areas that work and avoid
areas altogether that don't.
While most of psychology deals with general principles of thought and behavior that all people have in common, personality
psychology examines what makes people different from each other.
Many theories have been proposed over the years to explain how personality develops and is expressed. Some of the major
approaches include:
Psycho-dynamic theories, Behaviorist theories, Biological theories, Trait theories and Type theories.
Every theory has its own personality tests and each one can potentially provide important insights into your operating system.
If you wish to have your own personality assessed, there are several ways to do so.
Although there are companies that will charge money to have a valid test performed and scored, most Universities are always in
need of volunteers for psychology research.
Personality psychology is obviously a strong area to start with, however keep in mind areas like social psychology, clinical
psychology, and cognitive psychology also frequently employ personality tests.
Some researchers will offer to divulge personality test results in exchange for volunteering. Even if this is not offered, it can never
hurt to ask for your results.
Another way for you to get started in search of your personality is by searching online for a personality test.
A few of the more recognized personality tests are the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Keirsey Temperament Sorter, DISC
Assessment, The Enneagram, and the Revised NEO Personality Inventory.
Your challenge is to take one of the above tests as soon as possible and find out more about yourself and how you tend to
react/respond in situations.
Play with these tests and your personality, explore and experiment with as many tests as you can.
When life seems to get the best of your day ask yourself "how does my personality factor into this?" to uncover clues as to where
and how you can grow next.

In order for you avoid taken something personally means that you must be able remove yourself from the elements of the situation
that affect your person.
Therefore in order to detach yourself from your personality you must first come to one important realization... You are not your
Is it that surprising to hear that you are not your personality? It shouldn't be.
Think back to the difference in your personality at least every decade of your life.
Experts suggest that human beings change personality as often as every 4 to 5 years.
Your personality is a sum of the preferences that you have developed as a result of the social, cultural, economic and environmental
influences in your life.
Over time this sum changes as some influences seem to lose their power and new other factors start to impact your life.
Think back if you can remember to what you liked and disliked when you were 5 years old.
Now consider the same for when you were 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, etc.?
Were your likes and dislikes the same when you were 10 years old as they are now? Probably not.
Maybe your favorite color is still the same but things like your favorite hairstyle and fashion sense have hopefully changed over the
In fact, most of the opinions that you used to define yourself decades ago are long left behind or have at least evolved as you've
gotten older haven't they?
Are you still not convinced that you are not your personality?
Close your eyes for a moment (wait... after you read this paragraph!).
Now that your eyes are open direct your attention to the last thought you had.
When you took notice of that thought that just came into your head. Who noticed it?
Does the being that noticed your thought show up on a x-ray or brain scan?
Or was it a being that cannot be defined by machines or words but is with you and inside you all the time?
Can this being be defined by the field of work its employed or by the type of clothes it wears?
Here's a hint... you are not what you do and you are not what you have. You are also not your thoughts.
All of those things are all temporary, fleeting, impermanent.
If your preferences and opinions about something can cease, change and evolve over time without effecting you then your
personality cannot be everything you are.
Instead what you are is a part of this magical life in constant change. You are the change.
You are a work of beauty in-progress, a magnificent masterpiece in the making, a spark of God's light disguised as a separate entity.
You may have had the privilege of experiencing your true being with more purity and clarity if you have done any psychological and/
or spiritual work on yourself.
Keep in mind that while personality is the place where inner growth and learning must begin, after you become an observer of your
personality then it's time to move on.
It is even wonderful to love your personality but in the end your personality is just a tool, a means to an end.
As the engineer of your life it is up to you to determine the best way to use the tools that you've been given.
Ask yourself ""how does my personality factor into this?" to practice becoming more like the person you truly want to be.
Weekly Mindset #23
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you strengthen the currency of your creations, that of course being your thoughts.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"What can I control?"

Ask yourself this question whenever you feel like you are losing control and the promise is you will be uplifted to new possibilities.

Believe this or not, that majority of us have days that we wished we never would have woke up.
It doesn't matter if you are young, old, rich or poor, spiritual, not religious or in-between, lifes' bumps happen to the best of us.
The next time you think you are having one of those days, ask yourself "What can I control?" to bump yourself back in the game.
First and foremost you must take a look at where the apparent control of the situation is placed.
Are you putting control of the situation in your court, with the empowered desire to move forward through the situation positively and
Or... are you putting control of the situation outside yourself, with the dis-empowered desire to do anything productive or positive?
Real productivity and true growth happen as a result of realizing the degree of control you have.
The more you recognize your own relationship with control, the more you can produce the personal power needed to realize your
goals and dreams.
The more goals and dreams that are realized the more that you in turn grow as a person.
Therefore, if you have a great relationship with control then naturally you will grow faster.
However, if you have a poor relationship with controlling yourself in situations then naturally you will struggle more.
Ask yourself "What can I control?" to ensure you are not playing the blame game or justifying your reaction.
For example you are playing the blame game if something upsetting occurs and you immediately react to the situation and accuse
others involvement.
Blame holds you back from moving forward, hinders your ability to find a true solution and puts the power in somebody else's hands.
You simply cannot control the actions of others and if you thought you could, it is your fault for being misguided, mislead, or
When you are faced with adversity, which is a natures best teacher, it is better to reframe than to justify or blame.
The sooner you adjust incorrect assumptions about control the quicker you can reclaim your power.
The next time you feel like you about to lose it, ask yourself "What can I control?" to figure out where your energy and attention is
best spent.

Control is something that you can never lose no matter how much you give it away.
Take time to practice asking yourself the question "What can I control?" and you will eventually come up with only one answer.
The only thing for certain in any given situation is that you always have control over your attitude.
Your attitude is influenced by your beliefs.
Beliefs are the stories we tell ourselves and assumptions we make about ourselves about others in the world and about how we
expect things to be.
We get our beliefs as a by-product of living, they almost happen without much conscious effort in making them.
They were usually something that was witnessed, modelled, or experienced by you when you were younger.
Chances are great that you learned many of them from your primary caregiver, which for most of us is your mother.
Beliefs are like software programs on your computer, written in specific languages designed for different purposes and processes.
The belief programs themselves, just like circumstances and situations are in real life are neither good or bad.
However, these beliefs programs either move you forward or hold you back, help you or hinder you.
How can you tell if you have any belief systems that fall into the category above?
Easy, are you feeling bliss, joy, happiness, love, fulfillment or any positive emotions?
If not, and you are experiencing negative emotions like, guilt, anger, pain, shame or suffering then there is definitely a bad program
in your beliefs.
Most of these negative emotions come from having attachments to certain outcomes and situations.
When we feel that the outcome or situation is not in our control then we tend to worry.
If you can control something in a situation then you don't need to worry about it because you can do something about it.
If you can't control something in a situation then you don't need to worry about it because you can't do anything about it.
Worrying about what you can and cannot control is a genuine waste of your precious time.
Each moment and every second the only goal you should be focused on is finding the best way to move forward in your life.
Once you find the area of control that will make the biggest impact towards your desired outcome then focus all of your time and
creative energy on it.
The next time you don't like a particular set of circumstances remember that your ability to choose the next best course of action is
solely yours.
If you are reacting emotionally to a situation then you are definitely not building your ability to respond.
A great tool to help you develop response-ability and gain new possibilities is to ask yourself "What can I control?"
Weekly Mindset #24
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help frame the ongoing information in your life into a context from which you can be successful.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"How does this information relate to my life?"

Ask yourself this question and it will help you get clear on what matters, what affects you and what you should do about it.

Information happens.
Humans are constantly bombarded by information whether we like it or not.
We get our information from the sources that are closest to us, such as friends and family members, acquaintances and loved ones.
On top of the information that we choose to listen to, we are also exposed to messages from various media such as news, radio,
television and the Internet.
But just because information happens, doesn't make all information beneficial or essential.
Your duty in life is to learn how to disregard all non-essential numbers such as age, weight and height while keeping the important
information in front of you.
The next time you are in front of a statistic or a story ask yourself "How does this information relate to my life?"
The next time you hear a far-fetched story don't discount it as simply nonsense, investigate it first.
A good way to determine whether it's fact or fiction is to first trust the source and then verify the facts by asking:
"How does this information relate to my life?"
This is a great habit to get into because it helps filter the ever-increasing amount of new information that continually comes into our
When it comes to information there is neither good or bad information, only information that is beneficial and not beneficial, essential
and non-essential.
The helpful information comes in the form of the new scientific discoveries, brilliant ideas, technological innovations and medical
The unhelpful information comes in many forms such as negative gossip, pessimistic prejudice, biased rumours and unrealistic
The problem that the majority of us have is sifting out the gold nuggets of truth without experiencing information overload.
For example, you meet an old friend who happens to be a seller for the "latest and greatest" energy health drink.
If you are like the majority of people you would have already turned, said good-bye to your friend and ran the opposite way.
However, although you may run like Forrest Gump to avoid being caught in these situations does your avoidance answer this one
What if that person really did have the previously undiscovered cure for your ailments? Don't you owe it too yourself to find out?
But how do you avoid being "sold", and ending up with useless stuff that you'll never need?
Asking yourself "How does this relate to my life?" will help you sort through the clutter of meaningless and find the meaningful.
Make it a point to only accept complete information that will make you decisively richer, wiser or smarter.
Find and filter information that will allow you to work less and get more done so you can spend more time with loved ones.
Your purpose, as the conscious being responsible for your life, is to seek out and pass along only the best information that will
inspire, educate and entertain.
Asking yourself "How does this information relate to my life?" is a great way to determine if the information is helpful or not.
Start asking yourself "How does this relate to my life?" and you will begin to better recognize whether or not the information could be
Asking the following three questions whenever something new comes to your attention will immediately help you establish
1. What is it?
2. How does it affect me?
3. What should I do about it?
If for instance you hear about a great new cell phone, your next question should relate to how it affects you.
i.e. clearer reception, longer battery life, qwerty keyboard... How if at all does each one affect you?
Lastly, the question you need to ask is "What should I do about it?" in order to find your next action step.
Perhaps there is a sale coming up that you want to make note of, or maybe you need to wait a few months til your existing plan
The goal is to drive your information from fuzzy and vague to definite and decisive knowledge that you can take action on.
Let's take a look at the whole process using the energy drink example mentioned earlier.
The first question to ask yourself is "How does this relate to my life?"
Suppose you are looking to lose that "last 10 pounds" and since you are open to new ideas you have decided to listen and obtain
more information.
In order to keep the information relevant to your needs and avoid buying something that you don't need, ask yourself the 3 follow-up
These questions will help to further establish whether it is relevant and allow you to be better informed to make a decision.
1. What is it? - Your friend might answer that it is the top of the line, best of the best, ProductXYZ patented with Substance123.
Since this really doesn't give you the type of information you need to make an educated decision, continue on with question #2.
2. How does it affect me? - Your friend says that ProductXYZ is specifically for people like you, and offers a testimonial of someone
Now you have more evidence that this might work for you, but still, you aren't sure what kind of commitment you might have to
make, so continue on to question #3.
3. What should I do about it? - Your friend explains that you can buy a trial bottle and they'll call you in a week, if you happen to like it
you can buy more then.
Now you are more informed than if you would have walked away in the beginning, and more educated than had you bought without
asking these questions.
Other potentially helpful questions that you could ask in a situation like this are:
"What are the alternatives to ProductXYZ?"
"So this Substance123 that makes ProductXYZ so great, what makes Substance123 so different from the competitors?
"What happens if I don't do anything about it?"
Always remember, the details behind a persons answers are less important than the inherently feeling you will get.
Does this new information that the person is offering make you better informed?
Does it feel like it is truthful, does it feel like this is right for you?
Call it your gut instinct or intuition, but if you trust yourself to "feel" the truth, then the truth will speak for itself.
Again, one of the primary questions to ask yourself when seeking the truth is "How does this information relate to my life?"
The better that the questions are that you learn to ask translates into the better answers that you will receive in return.
The better answers that you obtain means the more informed your decision will be.
The more information behind your decision also equates to the more comfortable you will be making them.
The more comfortable you are with dealing with new information the better you will be able to make use of it.
The better informed decisions that you make the more you will also learn tips, tools and techniques that can help others.
The more you help others reach their goals and dreams the faster that you will reach yours.
When you find good information that can make a difference, acknowledge your blessings and cherish it for all it's worth.
Weekly Mindset #25
This weeks Motivating Mindset will unveil the truth behind your behaviour and set you free from the invisible prison you might be
living in.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"Am I willing to accept this set-point?"

Ask yourself this question before as many thoughts, feelings or activities as you can and you'll gain invaluable insight into your

You may or may not have heard the term "set-point" before, perhaps in the context concerning weight loss.
According to Merriams-Webster online dictionary a set-point is defined as: the level or point at which a variable physiological state
(as body temperature or weight) tends to stabilize.
When you are young and still growing your weight increases accordingly, until you reach the point in which your weight stabilizes
and tops out.
From this set-point you are likely to fluctuate up and down in small amounts say about 5-10lbs pounds.
Chances are high that you have been around the same weight for as long as you can remember right?
No matter how hard you consciously exercise and diet to achieve your "ideal" weight, your set-point regulates and governs your
"actual" weight.
Your set-point should be the prime suspect for the yo-yo'ing because over time it will do whatever it takes to get back to its comfort
Just like a thermostat in a house your set-point runs independent of the temperature outside, it only can regulate it inside.
So if you are in the middle of winter and turn your thermostat off, it has no idea that your house will be freezing, it's just listening to
your command.
Similarly set-points don't always act in our best interest.
The nature of your set point is regulatory and isn't necessarily in-line with the natural growth instinct and ideals of your higher-self.
Therefore it is your set-point and not your higher-self that will attempt to foil even your most earnest efforts.
If you want to be warm in winter but your thermostat is shut off, then you'll probably freeze despite your best efforts to heat your
house with matches, stove, gas, candles, hot water etc...
If left unchecked a set-point could keep you playing small, satisfied with the status quo and have you settle for a life of mediocrity.
So how do you end this vicious cycle of set-point self-sabotage?
For starters, by asking yourself, "Am I willing to accept this set-point?"
Nothing happens without reason, everything has an input and an output.
If you are not willing to accept your current set-point then you must be willing to change your cause.
You must be ready, willing and able to change your cause or input if you expect a different output or result.
Another question you might want to follow up with initially is "how has this set-point" contributed to bettering my being?
A set-point will either have a positive or a negative effect on your energy, vibrations and feelings.
Does the set-point reflect balance, harmony, truth, joy or moderation?
Does it feel happy, natural and in the flow?
Write down all the positive and negative outputs that have resulted from that set-point.
Once you have written them down take a look at your inputs and outputs and ask yourself "Am I willing to accept this set-point?"
One of the most empowering realizations that you can have is experiencing the fact that you actually can change your set-point.
When it comes a set-point there are many more than just the one that influences your weight.
If you aren't sure if or how set-points affect you just take look in your physical world for clues.
Your set-point will tend to surface and show up in the physical world whenever energy and attention are added to the equation.
Your physical world reflects most of your set-points, although not every set-point will necessary surface or be easy to identify.
For example it is nearly impossible 100% accurately distinguish between an introvert and an extrovert based solely on exterior clues.
However, one thing that's for certain is behind each one of your behaviours is a set-point.
Your set-point controls and influences your choices based on your self-image and beliefs.
Do you continually measure your self, or self-image, against others?
Do you believe yourself to be inferior or superior to other people?
Neither efforts are beneficial because they are both merely illusions.
You cannot compare yourself to others because you cannot be them, it's like comparing the growth of an apple to an orange.
The most qualified person capable of being the very best person you can be is naturally only you.
Therefore the other measuring stick to truthfully hold yourself up to is against your higher self.
Ask yourself "Am I willing to accept this set-point?" in regards to living your highest vision.
Are you doing, creating, loving or behaving to the level in which you are truly capable?
Are you continually finding new ways to grow and become more like your higher-self?
Do you feel that when it comes to your life that you have a lot of choices and options?
Your choices and options are reflected by the amount of money and degree of freedom you experience.
If you don't feel you have a lot of money, freedom, options or choices then you probably aren't stretching your set-points regularly.
That's because the more that you raise and challenge your set-points the more options and choices you will earn as a result.
You are either conscious or subconscious in regards to each one of your set-points.
Only when you become consciously aware of an incompetency can you then strive to become more competent.
As you become more competent and confident in your set-points your performance will get better.
As you perform better over time you will become unconsciously competent of that specific task, technique, or trait.
Then you can free up your time and mental energy to focus on the next set-point of interest.
As you work through these set-points record them on paper or a journal, it will prove helpful later as a reference and reminder.
To start a new journey of inner growth and change ask yourself, "Am I willing to accept this set-point?".
Weekly Mindset #26
This weeks Motivating Mindset will reveal the true path to your inner joy and happiness.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"Does this feel effortless?"

Ask yourself this question every conscious moment that you are awake and the path to true joy will be revealed.

The moment that you open your eyes in the morning tomorrow ask yourself the question:
"Does this feel effortless?"
If you aren't quite sure what "effort" might be required for you just to "wake up", let us consider a few things:
The adult body is made up of 100 trillion cells that each play an important part in coordinating the functions of your 206 bones, 600
muscles and 22 internal organs.
To do the simple act of waking up in the morning the above body parts are regulated by over ten independent but related systems!
Circulatory System (heart, blood, vessels)
Respiratory System (nose, trachea, lungs)
Immune System (many types of protein, cells, organs, tissues)
Skeletal System (bones)
Excretory System (lungs, large intestine, kidneys)
Urinary System (bladder, kidneys)
Muscular System (muscles)
Endocrine System (glands)
Digestive System (mouth, esophagus, stomach, intestines)
Nervous System (brain, spinal cord, nerves)
Reproductive System (male and female reproductive organs)
Every day that you wake up all of your many systems and trillions of cells are functioning to provide you with an opportunity to
continue to experience life.
Right now your heart is pumping blood in and around to your most vital organs, like supplying oxygen to your brain so you can
process these words.
You are blinking and breathing without hesitation or chances are even being aware of it.
Isn't it amazing to think that this is all happening simultaneously without you even noticing?
If you happen to be experiencing pain, consider it as nature way to point out clues of any unbalanced systems.
Disease is natures built-in system that warns us if you are not living life effortlessly.
Bob Proctor, the Canadian version of Tony Robbin's recently pointed that disease is simply a lack of ease.
He went on to say that when your body is not comfortable, not in it's natural state of ease, then dis-ease would become present.
Now relate that back to today's mindset question: "Does this feel effortless?"
It is your sole and soul responsibility in life to do your best to ensure that your moments, minutes and hours feel effortless.
If you do that then it will equate to your days, weeks, months and years also being filled with happiness and joy.
It is also important to note that if the years of your life feel effortless then there will be no opportunity for the body to be in dis-ease.
Ask yourself "Does this feel effortless?" as many times as possible to ensure you are on the right path.
Ok, you might be thinking that the easy part is knowing the question "Does this feel effortless?".
The hard part you may argue will come the next time that you are in the middle of an argument or disagreement.
So what do you do when you are just not feeling all that effortless?
Before the answer is revealed, consider the logic behind the answer first...
The answer to this problem most also be easy if everything is meant to be effortless right?
Well thankfully the solution is really that simple.
All you have to do when you are feeling full of effort is find a way to let go of the effort.
Effort is the result of a belief system, an attachment that you have about the way something should be.
So if you are upset because something isn't the way it should be, then the sooner you realize the truth and let go the better.
Here's a clue, if something isn't the way that it should be, it is only because it has to be the way that it is.
Now, you can postulate reasons and provide justification as to why your case is special but the bottom line is that it's just an excuse.
When you adopt this perspective then you begin to see that effort is essentially just the "mental resistance" you feel towards the
work that you do in life.
When you are living your purpose and expressing your passion it feels effortless and there is no mental resistance about the work
that is being done.
If you feel like the work that you do is effort-full, then the solution is to simply find a way to change what you do, where you do it, or
how you do it.
Make sure that you follow your heart, do what you love and love what you do because the rest of life will naturally fall into place.
When you feel like you are fighting upstream in life and it is full of effort, ask yourself "Does this feel effortless?" to remind you where
your attention should be focused.
The biggest gain that you can make is by letting go of the belief systems that cause you the most effort.
Belief systems are just like any of the 11 systems your body uses, except that your belief system is the conduit of information.
Information systems are passed down and learned from what you see, what is modelled, and what you experience that reinforces
those beliefs.
Beliefs are structures of the mind that tell us what we should or shouldn't experience, which is a problem for a society with so many
limiting beliefs.
Your beliefs dictate your thoughts which influence your feelings which motivate your actions which ultimately produce your results.
Can you recognize any beliefs or belief systems that effect your experiences and make them seemingly full of work and effort?
The feeling of extra work and effort may be a clue that points towards a belief system that doesn't serve your best interests.
A belief system that serves your best interest is one that most effectively and efficiently produces the desired result.
When it comes to beliefs, they should be constantly evolving like nature does.
That means there's only one rule when it comes to beliefs: "Just because it was so, doesn't make it so".
Apply that sentence to the part of you life that is not allowing you to feel effortless and you will feel lighter.
This is because you will eventually realize that just because someone was nice doesn't mean that they will never be rude, just
because someones rude doesn't mean the can't be nice.
Everything and everyone is in a constant state of change, therefore if your beliefs are rigid and you attach yourself to them then you
will go against the natural flow of the universe.
Whatever you believe, it should be taken in the consideration that there are at best assumptions that could change any moment.
After all, why wouldn't you want to stop working long and hard in favor of doing it smarter and faster?
When you are doing things smarter and faster then you are likely experiencing more happiness and joy.
You can start to increase happiness and joy by asking yourself "Does this feel effortless?"
If the answer is no, listen carefully and a simple answer to act upon will reveal itself.
Use this tool to renovate your habits and life the life you always imagined!
Weekly Mindset #27
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you cut through the confusion, push past procrastination and propel you to peak

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"What is stopping me from getting started now?"

Ask yourself this question at every obstacle, roadblock and dead-end that you come across and you will experience big

Close your eyes right now and picture something that you really, really, really want.
Close your eyes again and don't open them until you can clearly picture what you desire.
Once you have a definite picture in your mind ask yourself the question: "What is stopping me from getting started now?"
There will be many different reasons why you aren't getting started, but chances are high they fall into two categories of answers.
One, you will either come up with the answer that you don't know what you want, or two, that you know what you want but don't
know how to get it.
If you came to the conclusion that you don't know what you want that is impossible because every human on this planet has hopes,
dreams and desires.
Just because up to this point in your life you aren't "consciously" aware of any of your goals doesn't mean that you don't have any.
We all have a purpose on this earth, you wouldn't be here if this wasn't true because the Universe operates on the Law of Cause
and Effect.
There is a cause that is deep seeded inside yourself, a unique solution that only you were brought to this planet to express.
Throughout your live your goal whether accepted it or not is to become more like the person outside that you envision inside your
That means, being the quality of person that you and only you know that you are capable of unfolding into.
Sadly somehow along the way though the majority of us become overwhelmed or frustrated with the process and give up growing.
Little do we realize that all the challenges were put in the way on purpose, to create the value of achievement and accomplishment.
In fact, if you were able to instantly manifest your biggest goals, wildest dreams and ultimate desires then those targets wouldn't be
very valuable.
When there is no risk then there is no challenge, and when there is no challenge it equals a very poor payoff.
This is because when you achieve a worthy goal you are rewarded by the chemicals produced in your brain that make you feel
happy, content, fulfilled.
Therefore, every hope, dream, desire and goal must have an inherent degree of risk associated with accomplishing it.
The bigger the perceived reward the more risk and challenges those courageous and brave are willing to go through to make it
The next time you are faced with a challenging goal or project ask yourself:
"What is stopping me from getting started now?"
Have you given up on your hopes and dreams because of a story that you have been telling yourself?
We tell ourselves stories that usually start with I would love to____________ and then end with "if only", "but because" or "but I can't".
We tend to re-enforce and justify these fictitious stories with real life emotional examples and experiences that tell us we are right
about giving up.
Consequently these stories separate you from your true desires and continue to keep you playing small.
If you have conclusive evidence, experience and examples of why your story is "true" why not take a brief moment to only pretend
for a moment that it wasn't.
If the story you've been telling yourself has not been true then ask yourself: "What is stopping me from getting started now?"
The bottom-line basic truth whether you like it or not is that nothing is stopping you from getting started right this moment except
Even if you cannot complete the full task you can certainly move confidently in the direction of your dreams and desires inch-by-inch.
List everything that needs to be done, break the tasks down into more manageable chunks and then tackle the most important ones
When it comes to accomplishing anything, achievement expert Brian Tracy says "by the yard it is hard but inch-by-inch it's a cinch"
Therefore the most important skill in manifesting your dream life is learning how to get out of your own way and just get started.

Deep down everybody wants to feel worthy, deserving, loved and lovable.
Each member wants to contribute to causes that are close to their heart and be respected in the lives of loved ones.
Have you ever stopped to think how is it that we can end up so far away from these goals? What truly stops us from doing what we
want to do?
Asking "What is stopping me from getting started now?" will uncover any areas that you might need to work on.
Once you find out what is stopping you from getting started you must focus all your time and energy into solving it.
If you are procrastinating, confused, or feeling alone, then realize that you are completely normal and that we all do it out of fear.
Fear is something that we all experience and is the number one block that stops us from getting what we want.
Some common examples are fear of failure, fear of success, fear of rejection, fear of the unknown and even fear of looking foolish.
However if fear is what we all have in common then what separates the top-performers from the under-achievers must be their ability
to deal with and overcome fear.
From now on whenever you start to feel the fear holding you back, then you should immediately regard it as a sign you must forge
Whenever you reach a barrier to your success you must not give up and instead learn how to climb over the wall.
We tend to think that nobody has ever experienced anything quite like the challenges we personally have been through.
However consider that despite your physical structure and experiences being unique, you have the exact same physical and mental
capacities that anybody else had in history.
You were born with the same problem solving prowess that people like Galileo and Gandhi, Napoleon Bonaparte and Napoleon Hill
Think about that for a moment, no one ever knew for sure how to achieve any of the great accomplishment in the history of the
Sir Edmund Hillary didn't have a "Climbing Mount Everest For Dummies" to guide him step-by-step up to the summit.
No one "knew" how to get to the moon, it was something so monumental that it had truly never been done before.
The truth is that your problem, even if your problem is figuring out exactly what your problem is, has most likely already been solved
by somebody else.
That is why 12-step programs like Al-Anon are so popular, simply because they show people that they are not alone with their
A great idea is to find a friend who has experienced something similar, a mentor you look up to, or a coach that can act as an
unbiased mirror.
With a success team in place and armed with all the ability you'll ever need, trust yourself to come up with the answers when you
ask yourself:
"What is stopping me from getting started now?"
Weekly Mindset #28
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you lift burdens, clear clutter and feel lighter.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"Am I tolerating this situation by default?"

Ask yourself this question every chance you can and you will pave the way for massive changes in your lifestyle.

Take a quick moment and ask yourself right now, "What am I tolerating?"
This is the same question that was posed as a Monday Motivating Mindset many months ago.
Just in case you have forgotten or aren't sure what a toleration is, the definition we are using is:
A toleration is any person, situation, or action that you put up with that you really don't need to.
A toleration is an undesired consequence, an unfinished agreement or simply a situation that needs re-framing.
This weeks mindset is a derivative of that question, "Am I tolerating this situation by default?"
People get caught up in the illusion believing that they have little or no choice to way they've been doing it.
The problem for most people is that they convince themselves that they need their tolerations to begin with.
The next time you find yourself facing a continual roadblock or swimming against the current ask yourself:
"Am I tolerating this situation by default?"
The feeling that you are swimming against the current is a sure sign of a toleration.
Life is meant to be sailed downstream and tapped into the flow of abundance.
If you don't feel tapped in then it is because you are blocking the flow of it.
So how do you get out of your own way when you are blocking yourself from joy, love and happiness?
You do it by first realizing that the blockage is due to a toleration that is based on an assumption.
What belief system, attitude or approach can you let go of in order to go more with the flow?
Tolerations zap our energy whether we consciously realize it or not.
Tolerations are unresolved demands on your attention, energy and focus.
They can be as simple as tolerating a squeak in the door or neglecting to repair a leaky faucet tap.
Tolerations can also include our relationships with other people, the standards we uphold and the work we do for a living.
Over time people tend to settle in their comfort zones, challenge their beliefs less and gain more tolerations.
The next time you find yourself stuck in a situation you don't enjoy ask yourself "Am I tolerating this situation by default?"

Often the only reason a situation is allowed to endure is the assumption that answer is difficult or even impossible.
For example, a friend recently confided that she finally finished tolerating her old shower head and finally put on a new one.
Before fixing it the shower head would often unscrew and water would launch into the air everywhere.
Even though her and her roommate had already purchased the replacement shower head, in other words already possessed the
solution to the problem, it was just not implemented.
When queried why she didn't change it sooner she admitted her assumption that changing over the shower heads would be a long
and hard job.
Apparently the shower fixings looked like they were stripped or at least appeared very difficult to take off.
Fearing that there would be problems when removing the old shower head she settled everyday for an annoying shower experience.
However, one particular day the inevitable happened again while taking a shower and the head came off and the hose sprayed
Tolerations can only last so long and in this case it was the proverbial straw that broke the toleration.
Finally, after having enough of the daily morning mayhem she grabbed the old fixing with her bare hands and started to unscrew it.
To her complete surprise the fixing came undone easily and without any hassle.
Then she was able to replace the brand new shower head and was showering new and improved again in mere moments!
Most importantly this whole process occurred without all the anticipated fuss and work that she previously worried about.
After enjoying the next couple days in the shower she realized that not only did she avoid the negative feelings associated with a
leaky shower head, but she actually felt an increase in her happiness.
Was it because she no longer had to silently account for all the emotional energy that came with the old shower?
Or maybe it was because she could enjoy her morning showers with relaxation and the added benefits of the newer style nozzle.
One thing is for sure is that the next question that she wondered out loud was "why did I put up with this for this long in the first
People often put up with unfinished and unresolved actions that could be addressed with just a little time, effort and attention.
We often walk with a limp because we are taught or convinced to, but when we learn to stand tall and take everything in stride we
find out we are even more capable then we first thought.
Ask yourself "Am I tolerating this situation by default?" to find out where you can gain some precious energy back.
At the very least what will happen when you brainstorm an answer is that you'll start to attract new information and experiences that
will lead you to a higher perspective.
This is important because the higher your perspective in life the less that you will tolerate in your life.
The truth is the only limits that exist are the ones that we hold ourselves down with.
Ask yourself "Am I tolerating this situation by default?" in order to stretch your perspective to the sky and never settle for less.
Weekly Mindset #29
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you overcome limiting beliefs and build unstoppable confidence.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"How did I grow today?"

Ask yourself this question every day and you will gain confidence, momentum and belief in your own abilities.

Just before you go to bed today sit down in a quiet place and ask yourself the question: "How did I grow today?"
Paying attention and acknowledging your own growth is a very important skill that you must develop.
After all, only you have a vested interest in your own growth, after all, no matter where you go you'll be bringing yourself.
Unfortunately for whatever reasons, talking about and celebrating growth is a massively over-looked life skill that is not often
Instead we are often taught to conform to the norms and told not to brag or show-off.
Have you ever heard this phrase said right after a compliment was given to you?... "Don't let it get to your head now!"
It's like we aren't allowed to enjoy our celebrations for too long or else it makes us a bad person.
We avoid attracting attention to ourselves to avoid looking conceited, cocky or over-confident.
As a result many of us grow up not knowing how to properly work with positive praise or how to learn from criticism.
This then leads us to experience growth as difficult, a struggle that remains for only positive people to pursue personal growth.
When it comes to living your life you are doing it such a way that is either helping you grow or die, and the best part is the choice is
entirely up to you to decide.
Choosing to grow move you towards your hopes, dreams and the life that you know is possible for yourself.
Ask yourself "How did I grow today?" to map and track your rise to the top.
Look for strengths and successes that were revealed throughout the day, if needed keep a pad of post-it notes near you throughout
the day.
Write down any challenge that you overcame, any problem that you solved, advice given, advice taken, or anything that you see as
Find a journal to record all your observed strengths, achieved goals and documented growth.
Your "growth" journal is an invaluable asset in gaining self-confidence and building momentum.
Before you go to bed for the night take a few minutes and journal the answer to "In what ways did I grow today?"
List the ways that you grew today, find at least one way each day and as you get better try and come up with at least three ways per
Before you start your day in the morning take a minute to reflect in your journal and take notice of yourself as an amazing being
that's always growing.
Celebrate your previous growth, strength and life lesson's by reading and remembering them.
Picture your previous successes in detail and remember how it felt to succeed, feel it as if it were happening again.
From that elevated state of emotion you can begin to tackle your day and any challenges that come along with it.
Whatever the result at the end of the day take a moment to record your new observations and successes.
If you commit to doing the steps laid out in this success cycle you will gain massive confidence within only a couple weeks.
Your self-esteem will improve as you repeatedly write and review the recent victories had over your challenges.
The more you stick to the simple process above the more capable and confident you will see yourself.
Ask yourself "How did I grow?" as many times as possible and watch yourself grow exponentially.
When asking yourself "How did I grow today?" it is important to remember that growth doesn't always come from winning first place.
Your growth can also be derived from experiences taught from nature or lessons learned from strangers.
Growth often comes from unexpected places, a perfect example of this is your mistakes.
Many people think that growth only comes from acing tests and achieving goals, but failures can help us grow equally, if not more.
The absolute truth is that true growth can come at any place by anyone at anytime, it is only our judgement about the situation that
negates the opportunity.
Read that last sentence over again because it is huge!
Every single one of us we're meant to enjoy the experience of our lives, but the single biggest problem for all is that we get in our
own way!
The good news is that if you are responsible for being your biggest problem, then you must be equally equipped to provide your best
To become a solution you must first take an honest look at how you are choosing to "grow" right now.
How are you spending the moments of your day, are they spent in ways that allow you to grow?
Are you choosing to move forward in your life on a moment-by-moment basis?
Are you aware that every single moment can and will reveal the path to your joy?
The trick to allowing the path to unfold is to first perceive yourself and your world with full unconditional love.
In order to learn from your mistakes you must be willing to let go of any attachments, expectations, or beliefs that don't serve your
highest self.
This is undoubtedly the hardest step for most people to do, primarily because humans have a tendency to judge or label every single
Instead you need to find a way to love yourself no matter who you are, who you were, what happened, what might happen, what
should have happened, etc.
Always remember that when it comes to growth, it doesn't matter when, where, or how you start, the only thing that matters is you
When people realize the truth, beauty and simplicity of growing they even fall in love with their imperfections.
This symbolizes the first step on a never ending journey back-to-bliss as an unfinished masterpiece in the making.
After you've fallen completely in love with yourself you start to count both your wins and failures as growth opportunities.
You realize that you are always on purpose and that every moment offers the ability to increase knowledge and improve yourself.
What's even better about the whole process of growth is that you don't have to learn all the mistakes yourself.
The ability to learn from the mistakes of others is the magic bullet train to shortcut your fast track to success.
Do you have a support team such of mentors, heroes, coaches, mastermind groups, business partners?
Find people that hold the vision of your higher self for you at all times, eliminate naysayers and negative people at all costs.
This is your life to grow and you can choose who you want to enjoy that process with.
Asking yourself "How did I grow?" alone or in good company is the quickest path to a successful life.
Weekly Mindset #30
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you find stillness and inner peace.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"What is the true source of my suffering?"

Ask yourself this question as many times as you suffer each day and you will become aware of the source of your salvation.

As you go about your day today ask yourself "What is the true source of this suffering?" whenever you feel down and out.
Try to limit asking this question to situations where you feel negative, versus times that you are just thinking negative.
Negative thinking can lead to the feeling of suffering but it is important not to dwell too much on the source of negative thinking.
There is really no sense in trying to determine the source of each negative thought that you have because there will always be
another negative thought to replace it.
Negative thoughts are repeated in the mind throughout the day as if on autopilot, hence the term A.N.T.'s, for Automatic Negative
Negative thoughts are something that we cannot avoid and will never go away fully, no matter how enlightened, successful or
positive you are.
However the most enlightened, successful and positive people have came to one crucial and critical realization.
What they've realize is that negative thoughts pose no inherent danger to anybody, in fact a negative thought itself has never caused
a single negative event.
Negative thoughts must first be acted upon in order to create negative events, situations and suffering.
Therefore, there is no problem with negative thoughts if one learns to ignore them, however the problem with most people is that
they believe they are their thoughts.
How frequently you believe your negative thoughts will determine how often there is pain and suffering in your life.
If most of the time you believe that you are your negative thoughts then you are extremely likely end up on a psychiatrist's couch or
in a psych ward.
This is because the more firm and passionate we are about our beliefs the more emotional energy we encode into our experiences.
When we believe a negative thought passionately we give power to our negative thoughts which generates negative emotions.
Our negative emotions are interpreted by the body as negative feelings that inevitably motivate us to take negative action.
Negative actions are action, often sub-conscious, that are taken in the heat of the moment and that move us away from our highest
hopes and dreams.
If this happened to you, you might be thinking well at least I took action, and besides... at the time it felt like it was the right action to
Beware of the beast called Justification... Justification sneaks into every situation and sedates the suffering with apathy.
Justification clouds the truth, like in this case hides the fact that you are taking action from a negative state of being and expecting to
get a positive result!
How can you ever get a positive outcome to result from a negative intention? It's like squeezing an orange into a glass and expecting
apple juice to come out!
Once you realize that the end of suffering comes as a result of many small paradigm shifts you will then be more encouraged to
seek out and feed only your positive thoughts.
You will definitely invite more happiness in your life by putting your energy, attention and focus on areas of your life that are more
Ask yourself "What is the true source of my suffering?" to uncover areas in your life that may need some attention shifting.

The secret to ending your suffering is to first realize the true source of your suffering.
Suffering is not some invisible phenomenon that is floating around in the air waiting to attack its victims.
Suffering does not happen randomly to certain people while arbitrarily avoiding others.
Suffering happens as a direct effect of a cause, the cause being because you allowed it.
The reasons why people allow suffering into their lives is as varied and diverse as there are people.
This is because suffering is subjective, meaning that what makes one suffer does not necessarily make another suffer.
Suffering happens as a result of your beliefs, a belief that a person, thing or situation should be a particular way.
When the person, thing or situation does not conform or meet the standard you've imagined suffering is created.
For example, let's pretend that you drive your significant other to work everyday and it takes five minutes.
Pretty soon, after a few months of driving like this you would start to believe that 5 minutes was how long it takes.
Let's just say that all of a sudden traffic jams start happening due to construction and the drive now takes 45-minutes.
Many people just like you would be very upset with the new commute, and rightly so, because of how it would affect the rest of their
In this case when asked "what is the true source of your suffering?" you might reply something like "the incompetent city or slow
What you aren't realizing is that the source of your unhappiness and suffering stems only from you being attached to something.
In this example you have become attached to a particular way of thinking, the belief that the drive should only take 5-minutes.
However, what you would have failed to recognize is that the real source of suffering is the failure to update your current reality with
new information.
Since the fact has become that the drive now takes 45-minutes, believing that it should take only 5-minutes is an attachment to an
old and false belief.
It doesn't matter if 999 times in a row that the drive took only 5 minutes, the new reality is that the drive now takes 45 minutes.
When you fail to update your reality and try to operate with your old reality in a world where only a new reality exists, this
undoubtedly creates suffering.
Imagine a butterfly trying to eat the same food in the same manner as it once did as a caterpillar, it wouldn't survive long after
transforming would it?
Believing in your negative thoughts generates negative emotions and that suffering in turn produces a vicious cycle of more low
energy and negative feelings.
To avoid the slippery slope of stinking thinking ask yourself "What is the true source of my suffering?" and look inside for answers.
Inside of yourself holds the key to everything you ever need in life, including the answer to the salvation of your suffering.
The Buddha summarized this best when he said "All unhappiness stems from attachment".
Once you realize that the true cause of your suffering is the result of attachment to a belief your mind you will feel more empowered
to work with and release that belief if necessary.
In fact, every time that you come across suffering, by evidence of your experience, you should learn that it means its time to let
something go.
Letting go of your attachments is the true secret to success.
Therefore, finding what you are attached to in the first place is the first place to start.
Asking yourself "What is the true source of my suffering" will help you uncover clues to your attachments.
Once you have found the source of your unhappiness ask yourself "What am I prepared to do about this?"
Stay strong to see the truth, be courageous enough to let go and always find a way to move forward from what is holding you back.
Weekly Mindset #31
This weeks Motivating Mindset will make you feel love and gratitude.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"What do I have to be grateful for?"

Ask yourself this question as many times as possible this week and you will be more grateful about your life's situation.

The first step in counting your blessings is to write down all the things you have to be grateful for.
Before your start this exercise you may think that you don't have a lot in particular to be grateful for, if so you will definitely be
Start by finding a quiet room away from any distractions.
If you live in a busy place and cannot get complete silence then either wait to do this until you can, or just do the best you can.
You will also need a pen/pencil and note pad of paper, or a journal would be even better if you have one.
Next ask yourself out loud "What do I have to be grateful for?"
Think carefully, take your time and don't let yourself off the hook when it comes to answers.
One way of doing it is to brainstorm as many ideas that come up for you in a five or ten minute period.
Then you would take the ideas you generated and filter them into the type of gratitude expressed.
For example: People | Things | Other
People: Write down all the people that have made a difference in your life.
Things: Name at least 5-10 things that you enjoy doing on a daily basis.
Other: This could be an area where you keep track of miscellaneous things like "feeling grateful for being able to be a great dad"
Take five or ten minutes every day to jot down any new items on this list.
Be selective and choosy of what you put on your list, if you don't feel gratitude don't feel pressured to put up a convincing answer.
It is important to feel the feelings of what you enjoy, as if you were truly enjoying them in the present moment.
The above step is critically under-rated to the success of your ability to manifest using the Law of Attraction.
If you don't feel gratitude when you first do it, there is an extremely slim chance of manifesting more gratitude.
The reason for this is because like attracts like, thoughts become things, and what you focus on expands.
Therefore, if you feel grateful, think about being more grateful, you will inevitably attract more reasons to be grateful.
This is such a straight-up and simple-to-implement strategy for changing lives you probably are wondering why so many people don't
Because we seem to want to make things difficult for ourselves by default.
To make things go smoother in your world, start by concentrating on the things you feel grateful for.
Ask yourself the question "What do I have to be grateful for?" to brainstorm ideas.
Keep this list near by you and continue to add to it as you remember more things to be grateful for.
If you are feeling down and out and experiencing a bout of low energy, a great resource you to help "pick you up" is this list or

The secret to feeling truly grateful for a person, situation or thing is in the way that you express appreciation.
A great question to follow up with the first question is: "How do I express appreciation?"
In order to express appreciation you must first know what exactly you are thankful for, which means taking inventory of your
The good news is if you have done the work in the first exercise, you will have already written down a lot of blessings.
Now that you have a list of things that you feel grateful for, the next step is to ensure that whatever that is on that list feels
Nothing feels better than feeling valued and appreciated, so consider it as the outcome when giving others feedback.
If you are really grateful for a loved-one or friend then consider when the last time you did something special for them to let them
We often don't show appreciation or express our true feelings until it's too late, make it a point to not let this happen this week!
You can also show you appreciation for material items, even though a lot of people might think different.
Contrary to popular beliefs it is ok to appreciate material wealth and material goods, in fact the more you appreciate them, the more
you get back!
There is nothing wrong with appreciating material items, as long as you make sure that you show gratitude for them by taking care of
them properly.
For example, you can not say that you appreciate being able to drive if you never change the oil or perform maintenance on your
The currency for showing your true appreciation is your undivided attention.
Attention is energy and when focused is the most valuable and priceless gift that we can offer.
How would any one of your relationships feel if they could have an extra dose of a fully conscious and present you?
Try donating your complete and undivided attention to a loved one as a no-strings attached gift.
See if you can focus your attention for just twenty minutes. How about an hour? Can you make it a full day?
If you aren't sure what to focus on, you could start by showing appreciation of the common things we take for granted:
When it comes to spending your attention there are two trains of thought:
A. You can spend your attention on the tried and true avenues of appreciation, the sure winners, perhaps if they like chocolates or
B. Another effective method to spend attention and show appreciation is simply by asking the recipient: "I'm here to help, please tell
me how"
Notice in the last example it isn't "asking" whether or not you can help, that is too often rejected, but rather you are going to help!
Last but not least is it important to show appreciation to the person that we all have in common.
That is, of course, always no matter what above and beyond all instances, remember to respect and appreciate yourself.
When you put yourself into a state of gratitude your frequency changes, which changes your thoughts.
Change your thoughts, change your feelings, change your actions, change your life.
Weekly Mindset #32
This weeks Motivating Mindset will pump up your problem-solving muscles.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"What don't I already know about this?"

Ask yourself this question whenever you come across a road block and you will solve your problems faster and more easily.

Whenever the path before you appears blocked, or you come across a mental block, try asking yourself "What don't I already know
about this?".
This will help you shift from seeing the problem in the same old ways and tap into the power of your creativity.
The next time you reach an apparent dead-end you must first realize that you have reached this block even though you know what
you know.
Therefore, even though you know what you know, what you need to know is what you don't know already.
The best information in a solving a problem that has been plaguing you is by approaching it from a completely different angle.
Asking yourself the question "What don't I already know about this?" will help you uncover some strategic solutions.
Often we make the mistake of believing that we have all the information necessary to deal with a situation, or form an opinion, when
we haven't taken the time to dig deeper.
When this happens we tend to make assumptions that eventually hinder our growth and keep us feeling frustrated.
An example is if you have struggled with something like weight management throughout your life.
What you already know about the situation is the gamut of diets, programs, exercises and training systems that you've gone through
that don't work.
What you also likely already know is how many months and years you have been trying to lose those last pounds.
The problem with knowing what you already know is that by studying the things above, it won't move you closer to a solution.
Instead, chances are likely that studying what you know has probably lead you to ask yourself something along the lines of "What's
wrong with me, how come I just can't get past this?"
You might be tempted to compare your result to others and wonder why "Tae Bo" or the "Atkin's Diet" worked for your best friend but
not for you.
Instead of asking yourself a question based on a problem, your challenge is to shift gears by asking yourself a question based on a
By asking yourself "What don't I already know about this?" you will find out new areas and angles to approach your weight
Repeatedly asking yourself this question will automatically enlist the help of your creativity in order to try and solve the problem.
You might discover that what you don't know already about your weight management is why you want to manage the weight to begin
You might uncover that what you don't know already is how your personality plays a role in your weight management.
You might find out that what you don't know already is why you have chosen to approach the problem in the way that you have.
The more that you ask yourself "What don't I already know about this?" the more easily that you will be able to come up with new
empowering answers.

To really turbo charge your results, when you sit down to ask yourself "What don't I already know about this?", write down your ideas
on paper.
You might want to start with listing all the things that you already know about the problem you are trying to solve.
The more you can understand your problem and the better you are able to formulate the question, the better answers you will come
up with.
It has been said that a problem well-stated is a problem half-solved.
The best way to solve a problem that has been challenging to you for a while is to make a "creative map", "concept map" or "mind
A concept/creative/mind map is a diagram used for linking words and ideas to a central key word or idea.
It is used to visualize, classify, structure, and generate ideas, as well as an aid in study, problem solving, and decision making.
A concept map is a great way to come up with ideas that you may not have otherwise thought of.
Use your creative map in conjunction with the question "What don't I already know about this?" for a very powerful problem-solving
However, you can apply this question and creative-map technique to many other areas of your life, not just problem-solving.
Some areas that are great to apply this question to are your Judgements, Justifications and Tolerations.
When it comes to judging people, places or things, asking yourself that question that might prove helpful before making any false
For example, you might be tempted to form an opinion about someone because of something that recently happened.
Before you cast judgement on another, put yourself in their shoe's and ask yourself "What don't I already know about them?" to
better understand where they may be coming from.
When it comes to justifying thoughts, feelings and behaviours, asking "What don't I already know about why I do them?" might
provide some critical insight.
When it comes to areas in your life that have been continually tolerated, such as a bad relationship, poor organization, work stress,
etc, asking yourself "What don't I already know?" might help change your mind about why you are doing it and what you can do
about it.
The key is to use the information that you discover to help you re-frame the situation in a more beneficial and positive light.
After you have discovered what you don't know, ask yourself "how can I use this new knowledge to get better results?".
If you are still drawing a blank or feel blocked then keep in mind that you can always ask a friend to be an objective mirror for you.
As long as you are open and willing you can stand on the shoulders of giants, mentors, coaches, heroes and sheroes to overcome
your problems.
The more you practice asking yourself the hard questions in life, the more easy your life will become.
Weekly Mindset #33
This weeks Motivating Mindset will turn you into a lean mean achievement machine.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"Am I happy with what I have procrastinated?"

Asking this question at the beginning and end of your day and you will begin to organize your life around your highest priorities.

Do you procrastinate? Do you feel that procrastination is a bad thing to do?
Is procrastination a dirty little secret that you keep from your high performing peers and partners?
How do you feel about procrastination? Is this something that you have been struggling with for a while?
What if you were told that procrastination was not only needed, but should be welcomed and encouraged?
The reality is that procrastination happens in life just like change happens.
Avoiding change is not natural, and doing so will keep you playing small, struggling to adapt and coping poorly with life.
Just like we must learn to deal with change, if we want to be successful under any standard we must first learn how to properly deal
with procrastination.
Procrastination is something that people use as a tool to succeed, and it is also something that people who struggle with use to beat
them self up.
How do you view and use procrastination?
Do you feel that procrastination is a bad thing to do? If so, consider this...
There are simply not enough hours in each day to accomplish all the tasks that we need done.
This is not a bad thing, think about this for a minute and realize if you only had one task to complete all year it would be pretty boring
and uneventful.
Generally speaking each of us has more packed onto our plate than we could ever hope to handle in one sitting.
As a result we choose to procrastinate something when we decide to do another thing.
The root of the word "decide" is from the Latin word "decidere", which translates "to cut off."
When we accept to act upon a particular course of action, we have decided to cut off the alternative, even if just temporarily.
Human beings can only focus their energy and attention on one thing at a time, especially if they expect that something to grow.
Procrastination is not only needed but it is a valuable tool that allows us to direct and discriminate our decisions.
The true problem with procrastination is when we procrastinate the critical and important stuff.
For example if we want our career in life to take off, we tend to focus on it above anything else, including our families.
Sometimes we have to temporarily sacrifice in order to produce the desired long-term benefits, like being able to retire early and
spend time with your loved ones.
Asking yourself "Am I happy with what I have procrastinated?" will help ensure that you are committing your time and attention in the
right areas.

Ask yourself "Am I happy with what I have procrastinated?" at the end of your day to get a snapshot of your daily success.
Ask yourself "What is the benefit of my procrastination" is a great follow up question to gauge your intentions.
Do you feel like you were able to move forward directly due to the actions that you have decided to take today?
If you fell short of your goal and spent time on the usual attention eaters, relax and try not to be too hard on yourself.
If you do not feel good about what you have procrastinated write it down and record your thoughts.
Keep track of your priorities as well as how you spent your time.
Time management is really how well you can manage the priorities of your life.
The fact is that everyone would be living the life of their dreams if fear wasn't such a cunning adversary.
Fear works in mysterious ways that cause people to focus on perceived problems and potential barriers.
This become a big problem because we constantly attract into our lives that upon which we focus on.
So by focusing on potential problems they soon turn into actual problems that hold us back from our goals.
The best way to combat procrastination is by taking the time necessary to figure out two important things:
1. First you need to really figure out what you really, really, really, want.
What do you want to manifest in your life, what type of people do you truly want to connect with, what type of experiences would you
most enjoy?
The big tip here is to avoid forming desires and dreams that fall into the "must-be-nice" or "wishful thinking".
2. Second, once you have figured out what you really, really, really want, your next task is to figure out why.
Why do you want what you really, really, really want? What would having or accomplishing your dream or desire give you?
The big tip here is to keep asking yourself the question "why" and drilling deeper until you have uncovered a value.
A value is something that is core to your being, an expression of the energy and life that is within you.
Imagine how allowing the expression of your core being would feel like for you.
When you align yourself up with your values, you can more easily express yourself.
Asking yourself "why" you want something connects you with your thoughts aund feelings, the automatic guidance system that will
reveal the answers.
When you know what you want to express in yourself and why you want to express it, the answer of "how" to express it will also
show up.
This is important because many people try and figure out "how" they will accomplish their dreams first, rather than after figuring out
what those dreams will truly provide them.
Obstacles arrive when people try and figure out how to get something rather than determine why they want it.
When we don't have the why built behind our behaviour, the logic of how and fear of change tend to trump our ability to move
The bigger the why that you uncover, the smaller the how that you'll discover.
When you take the time to figure out what you want and why you truly want it, you will quickly witness yourself doing everything and
anything to make it possible.
Ask yourself "Am I happy with what I have procrastinated?" to see how on track your time management skills are.
Balancing your procrastination away from the urgent and towards the critically important is the key to life management.
Weekly Mindset #34
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you live guilt and regret free.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"Will being offended solve my problem?"

Ask this question at every minor and major case you find yourself offended and you will be able to better respond to those situations
in the future.

The next time something or someone rubs you the wrong way, and before you give it too much of your energy and attention, stop
and ask yourself:
"Will being offended solve my problem?"
The universal answer to that question is... Never!
Ask yourself "How many times has being offended solved anything in my life?"
And the universal answer to that question is still... Never!
Yet being offended, passing judgement and criticizing situations is something that we all do, many of us on a daily basis.
Being offended does nothing to satisfy the situation, and it certainly doesn't benefit the person or thing that offended you.
It is good to detach yourself from these situations because many times the offender doesn't even know they committed the crime.
Asking "Will being offended solve my problem?" is the first step in effective problem solving.
Instead of focusing on the reasons to be offended, or justifying your revenge, take a look at what is really bothering you here.
Becoming and staying offended cannot help you, but challenging yourself to look at the reason why you were offended in the first
place can help you tremendously.
Anytime you are "overly opinionated" about anything it is reason for you to explore deeper.
There is no shame, guilt or regret involved with getting to know what offends you.
In fact there is nothing wrong with being offended, the problem becomes when we don't know or don't care why.
To know why you are offended is a chance for you to get familiar with your values.
Everybody must strive to put our values and motives under the microscope of truth.
Why not? After all we expect to keep our Government and Elected Officials in-check.
Why shouldn't we take the same approach of scrutiny and standards to the main motivator behind our own behaviour?
Ignoring the reasons why you are offended will not shed any insight whatsoever into what to do about it, or how to get over it.
Whenever you feel emotion about something or someone it is more a reflection of yourself than of what you think caused the
You are responsible for self-governing your feelings and asking yourself "Will being offended solve my problem?" will help you put
your thoughts, feelings and behaviour into clearer perspective.

Asking yourself "Will being offended solve my problem?" helps remind you that being offended is not at all productive.
If you want to be productive one of the first questions to ask yourself whenever you feel offended is "what does this situation say
about me?"
What do the thoughts and feelings that you have towards this situation say about you?
Being offended in a situation only shows people the way in which you judge others.
Continuing to remind others of how and why you are offended can only bring you more of being offended.
This can be summed up by the saying "you get out what you put in". Putting in complaints doesn't grow roses.
If you had a banana and you continued to cut it up into pieces, no matter what at the end of the day you would still have a banana.
You would never cut up a banana and expect to have orange slices right?
Being able to see why you were offended and what that insight reveals about what you are made up of on this inside is priceless.
With humility and practice you will develop the ability to respond better and offer a more balanced perspective.
A well-balanced perspective comes from being able to ponder yourself in the equation, both as the problem and as the solution.
This detached state of being is called introspection, or reflection and is generally accomplished through meditation.
With gentle introspection you will see reflections of both the conscious and subconscious programs that operate your world.
Yet for some strange reason many people fear stillness and shy away from taking a serious look inward.
Maybe because unless you grew up with a Yogi next door we were not taught how to meditate or exposed to the value of it.
Whatever the reason, it is an illusion that we can some go through life and avoid getting to know our self.
It is in our best interest to get to know the person we are stuck with no matter what.
No matter where you go, there you are, so the faster you get to know all aspects of your self the better.
Keeping the above metaphor of a self-government in mind, wouldn't you like to know if your elected "body" was doing a good job?
If you wanted to keep things accountable you would definitely require studies and analysis.
Don't be afraid to study your self, your motives, your behaviours, your thoughts and your habits.
Be your own best friend, become tag team partners with your self and together you will wrestle the challenges of life.
The better your relationship with your self, the better results that you will get.
When you are not getting the results that you are looking for, or find yourself emotionally attached to something, ask yourself "Will
being offended solve my problem?" to move forward faster.
Weekly Mindset #35
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you weld the power of your mind.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"What is the value of my attitude right now?"

Asking yourself this question as many times as possible will inevitably increase the value of your attitude.

Ask yourself this question "What is the value of my attitude right now?" immediately when you wake up tomorrow morning.
Take time to reflect what the value of your thinking will produce at the end of the day.
The value of the seeds you plant now is the potential quality of the harvest you'll reap later.
The thoughts that you allow now will lead to the feelings that you have later.
The feelings that you have later will govern your future actions.
Your actions are the bridge between your results, meaning if you want anything you are going to have to do something to get it.
Therefore if you want to be of value, produce value and have a valuable day it all starts with your attitude.
Ask yourself "What is the value of my attitude right now?" to ponder the compensation you might get for your thoughts at this
Do your thoughts make you feel like a winner or more like a loser?
Does your attitude make you more confident in the long run or ultimately more insecure over time?
A good healthy attitude is one that you can question time after time because your true motivations will be mapped within your spirit.
Only your higher-self knows the path to happiness and joy and you can only follow that path by listening to your higher-self.
The biggest challenge is that your higher self speaks very softly and often not at all.
Your lower-self, your ego, knows how to say the right things at the right time to manipulate you.
Ask yourself "What is the value of my attitude right now?" to see if your thoughts are coming from your higher or lower self.
The answer that you get back will be in the form of your feelings.
Thoughts from your lower-self will leave you feeling less worthy and deserving.
On the other-hand, thoughts from your higher-self will make you feel like taking inspired action!
Always be aware that both possibilities and potentials exist inside of you at all times.
Through the power of choice we decide whether to adopt an attitude with increasing or decreasing value.
Ask yourself "What is the value of my attitude right now?" to ensure you are exploring the situation in a way that will truly benefit you.

The best way to determine whether or not something is beneficial is with a question, and that is:
"What is the value of this attitude in the future?"
What will continuing to think this way do over time?
If you have an attitude that makes you feel small and insignificant how will that effect you in a month from now?
If you have an attitude of lack that keeps you financially challenged how will that effect you in a year from now?
If you have an attitude that produces a continual feeling of guilt, shame, of anger what would that attract back to you?
The human body is like one giant magnet, and we also know that when it comes to magnets, like attracts like.
The mechanics behind this phenomenon is what's widely known now as the Law of Attraction.
Many people are starting to realize that the truth is that you do attract the incessant thoughts and dominant feelings held within
The Law of Attraction will attract back to you the value of the attitude that you are choosing right now.
In the future you will be living the circumstances in which you attracted previously, so think wisely.
Ask yourself "What is the value of this attitude in the future?" as a starting place for positive results.
If you could look back a month ahead from this point today, what would you say about the value of your attitude about things were?
With your conscious choice you have the ability to increase the value of something just by paying attention to it.
Paying attention to something with the intention of adding or increasing value is referred to as "appreciation".
The focus of your attention should be on appreciation, coincidentally the most valuable use of your time in the moment.
These moments of appreciation will naturally begin to compound together and over-time this will become "momentum".
When you focus your attention on appreciating the moment you set the next moment for more to be appreciative about.
Momentum is simply the feeling that your past efforts were made with the intention finding appreciation for every moment.
Ask yourself "What is the value of this attitude in the future?" to see if you are setting yourself of future failure or success.
With continual practice you will begin to hear the soft whispers of your higher-self more clearly and more often.
Use the new voice in your head, the true navigation system to lead you to the promise land of your highest intentions.
Weekly Mindset #36
This weeks Motivating Mindset will empower your everyday living.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"What truly improves my life?"

Ask yourself this question and you will fast-track your path to success and happiness.

The New Year always brings with it many hopes for new directions to take, old dreams to pursue and overall improvements to make.
If you are looking to make improvements to your life the first question to ask yourself is "What truly improves my life?"
If you feel down on your luck, with no energy to motivate yourself and improve your life than you are normal.
In fact, when it comes to people there is something that over 70% of the population has in common, that being, the propensity to
settle for less than they deserve.
In Canada and America for example, nearly 7 out of 10 people work 9-5 jobs just to pay the bills!
But if you work just for the money, you may be rewarded by the ability for physical fulfillment, that meaning the access to physical
goods and tangible services.
However without passion behind your payroll, your chosen work occupation will not provide any spiritual, emotional, or mental
Said differently, people are spending 1/3 of their lives doing something that provides them with 1/4 the fulfillment in their lives.
To make matters worse, the 1/4 that money can provide doesn't always work out to be the case, many people go to work full-time, or
have two jobs and cannot still meet their expenses and commitments.
If this is the case, then you could look at it in the way that people are spending 33% of their time in an area that produces less than
25% of their happiness.
This is a major problem since we seek to experience fulfillment on all four of these levels in order to feel balanced, in harmony and
When it comes to improving your life you must consider all four levels to lived a balanced life no matter what category you are trying
to improve.
How can you be more emotionally, spiritually and mentally involved with your work to help balance out the equation?
When you are finished finding and testing ways to improve your results in an area then it is time to move on to another "category" of
Some common categories that people choose for improvement include: Health, Wealth, Relationships, Personal, Career, etc..
Asking yourself "What truly improves my life?" will help you brainstorm a more balanced approach in existing areas and also improve
the overall categories that contribute to your success and happiness.

Improving your life is really about being able to get better results in the existing areas of your life.
There are many ways to improve your life, but they all start with a choice to do better in order to get better results.
You must empower yourself to make better choices by understanding the power of your attitude towards any improvements you wish
to make.
If you believe the change(s) will be hard, long and difficult then guess what, you are right!
Alternatively, if you choose to believe that the change(s) will be easy, fast and effortless then guess what type of experience you will
As Henry Ford once said "Whether you think you can or think you cannot, either way you are right."
The question "What truly improves my life?" will help you brainstorm areas that will truly make a difference.
If you come up with lots of different areas for improvement than you will want to stick to just one or two at a time.
The best way to focus your time and attention is to ask yourself: "What area of my life, if changed for the better, would make the
biggest impact to improve the quality of my life?"
Once you have determined a good area to focus your efforts and before you go to work to change it, consider the following
"How does this improve my life?"
"What will this improvement add to my life that is missing now?"
"If the proposed idea doesn't work, how can I tweak it to still make improvements?"
Asking yourself these questions will give you a little bit of insight as to whether or not this improvement will work out as good as you
imagine it would.
There are two things that have consistently improved the quality of life for people throughout the ages.
One of those things is "technology", and it's ability to allow us to do things more effectively and more efficiently.
Technology is a car that enables you to get from point A to point B faster. Technology is an e-mail that you can use to communicate
with others in the comfort of your own home.
Technology will continue to improve life if implemented with care and consideration. What is the purpose of the technology? What is
the technology replacing for you?
With the right research technology is something that has the potential to improve lives.
The second thing that has improve the quality of life for people throughout the ages was once described in a Beatles song.
The title was "All You Need Is Love" and it is a fitting title for the universal secret for improving lives for everyone involved.
How can you do what you are doing but add more joy and love into the equation? How can you leave people with the feeling of more
love in their life?
When you do some thing out of love then the rest of your life will tend to fall into place as well.
An example of this is the famous artists, musicians, actors and athletes that make massive amounts of money doing what they love.
Passion or a love for what you do is only equalled by the purpose for which you do it.
Doing something you enjoy for yourself is good. Doing something you enjoy for yourself that benefits others is even better.
Your purpose in life is to find some place, some thing or some one that you are passionate about.
In order to zero in on your passion, ask yourself the question "What truly improves my life?".
Weekly Mindset #37
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you live with more purpose and integrity.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"Do my highest values still serve me?"

Ask yourself this question as many opportunities as possible and you will become more valuable, to both yourself and others.

Tomorrow morning first thing before you get out of bed ask yourself the question: "Do my highest values still serve me?"
Take a few minutes to ponder both the question and the answer before your feet touch the ground.
What you are trying to determine is whether or not the values that you hold most dearly continue to support the lifestyle that you
desire to live.
To determine whether or not your highest values still serve you, you must first figure out what your highest values are.
In order to figure out what your highest values are, you must first determine how you personally define value.
For the purpose of this mindset a value is a system or set of consistent beliefs and measures that a person cnducts their day-to-day
operations by.
Values are considered subjective, vary across societies and cultures and are in many ways aligned with belief and belief systems.
Types of values include ethical/moral values, doctrinal/ideological (political, religious) values, social values, and aesthetic values.
We derive many of our personal values from situations with the external world and these are known to evolve over time.
What you do with your time, how you spend it and who you spend it are reflections of your values. Our values tend to change as we
get older.
Ask yourself the question: "Do my highest values still serve me?" to start the process of taking a personal inventory on the values
you have accumulated.
For example, if one of your highest values is to be organized, is this reflected in how you live your life? Does being organized serve
your life.
If the value supports or serves your life, evidence of this beneficial relationship will be clearly visible.
In the above example, you should be easily able to recognize how the value of being organized has resulted in more peace of mind
and less stress in your life.
Since you like feeling less stressed and having more confidence and peace of mind in your life, being organized is a value that
serves that need.
Therefore, you would be able to state with confidence and conviction that organization is a value that effectively serves your life.
The point of the exercise is to uncover any unsupportive values that you have adopted over the years that no longer supports the
lifestyle you want to live.
Ensure that any values that have been derived from particular groups or systems, such as culture, religion, and political party are still
in line with your highest aspirations.
Asking yourself "Do my highest values still serve me?" is the first step to successfully evaluating your values.

Most of our values and belief systems are determined between the ages of 7 to 11 years old.
As a result, personal values developed early in life may be more resistant to change.
Personal values are influenced by one's family, nation, generation and historical environment.
Personal values are subjective and not universal; always neutral, and are never inherently good or bad.
This is to say that to value peace is not more noble, effective or favorable than the value of making money.
It is our associations with making money and with peace that determine the good or bad feeling of our actions.
This is not to say that the value concepts themselves are not universal, merely that each individual possess a unique conception of
them i.e. a personal knowledge of the appropriate values for their own genes, feelings and experience.
Another way to look at whether your values are contributing to the lifestyle that you truly want to live is to switch around the question.
Instead of asking whether or not your highest values still serve your lifestyle, ask yourself whether or not you still serve your highest
The question to sit down and honestly ask yourself is: "Do I still serve my highest values?"
"Do you still happily serve the values that best support your life?"
The best way to tell the truth and get an objective opinion is through your actions.
Do your actions indicated that you live in principle with your highest values?
A "principle" is often referred to as a primary source, a rule or code of conduct.
A principle value is a foundation upon which other values and measures of integrity are based.
Therefore to become a person of principle, is to become a person of their word, a person of integrity.
Do your past actions indicate that you live in integrity by the values that you have identified earlier?
Are you willing to act on a daily basis by the values that you hold highest?
In the organization example, are you living by the value of being organized? Is this value reflected in your daily actions?
In the example of being organized... Do you have a place for everything? Can you find everything in its place?
If evidence of these actions are not present, then perhaps you are not serving your values, in this case organization.
Do not become alarmed when you uncover values that no longer serve you or actions that no longer serve your values.
Celebrate the new found information for the gift that it is. The gift is awareness.
Awareness is the first step of change. In order to change one must first become aware of the need to.
When you discover that you are no longer living by your values then awareness become the first step in correcting it.
When you discover that your values are no longer serving your life you can then find new ones that do.
If you are not already acting on your values then the question "Do I still serve my highest values" will help you uncover the gaps and
contradictions in your thinking.
Weekly Mindset #38
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you live with more peace and love in your life.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"Am I a lover or a fighter?"

Ask yourself this question and you will become more conscious of how you radiate emotion and energy in your environment.

If you are looking to find more love in your life, a great question to ask yourself is... "Am I a lover or a fighter?"
Re-stated a bit differently, the question could be asked as, "How do I contribute to this world, through cooperation, or coercion with
Do you add joy in the world, or do you contribute to the anguish?
Does your heart pump stronger than your fist?
Do you make the people around you feel idolized or intimidated?
If the former is the case versus the latter, then indeed you may be a lover.
Why is being a lover important?
First of all, being "a lover not a fighter" is not just a good idea referenced in the lyrics of a Micheal Jackson song.
Here's why... Each and every moment of our lives, every single one of us are faced with a question.
Although this is a single question, the outcome that results from how this question is answered is as varied as the individuals
answering it.
Everything that you see in the world, the love, the war, and the indifference, was created out of people answering this single
The one question that we continually are challenged with is whether to create out of fear, or to create out of love.
When people create, do and act out of love, the power of their passion reflects the bliss and beauty of life.
If you ever watched Tiger Woods play golf or listened to Pavarotti sing opera you would see a demonstration of this.
Other examples of the transcendental quality of beauty of nature when created out of love are expressed through classical art, music
and poetry.
You are instantly connected when you come in contact with energy that has been molded from the fabric of love.
To feel love, or as some refer to it as, to feel God, satisfies our innate desire to experience everything in this world that is wonderful
and great.
Therefore to feel "good", which basically just adds an extra "o" to the word God, also refers to seeking this connection to supreme
Feeling good, feeling God and feeling love should be the answer that you choose to express at all times.
The way to remember where the focus your creations resides is by asking yourself the question "Am I a lover or a fighter?".

Human beings are energetic entities. You can see proof of that we are all made of energy because we require energy to survive.
However, what you probably don't realize is that not all energy was created equal to begin with.
Some energy appreciates and supports our lives, while other forms of energy deplete and depreciate our lives.
Many people inadvertently feed on energy that depreciates their lives because they don't know any better.
For example, if you constantly watch the news, participate in rumours or gossip, or spread negative stories.
The energy that it takes to maintain those acts above should give you an indication of whether the energy is good for you.
It is important to pick good sources of energy because there is no getting around the fact that we need it.
Human beings are complex energy systems that require different types in order to function and feel good.
For example, we require food in the form of carbohydrates to fuel our physical self. If you don't eat in 3 weeks you'll die.
We require energy in the form of sleep and oxygen to regulate and maintain the mental aspects of our self, for things such as
analysis and calculation.
The energy that our emotional self feeds on comes in the form of feelings, and the feeling that trumps them all is love.
Love is an emotion that makes the giver, the receiver, and even the observer, feel more powerful as a result of its expression.
Being able to express love and feel powerful is important to everyone because of one very special reason.
People inevitably tend to go where there emotions (feelings) take them, and not necessarily in the direction of their dreams.
Therefore, to get better results in life what we need to continually practice learning is how to experience more love.
By developing a loving relationship with your emotions you will develop your intuition and feel like you are able to follow your
The decision to act from love is so powerful that it can manifest instant change and bring about expressions like peace, harmony,
and joy.
Just imagine how the world would be if everybody loved what they did for a living and felt blessed to be able to do it?
How much better would the world be if people did things because they loved to, and not just because they had to?
A world like this is not too far from the reality that we live in now, in fact it is only as far away as your imagination puts it.
To start living with more love, begin by imagining yourself putting more love into your day, your actions, and your daily interactions.
Check-in with your intentions by asking yourself the question "Am I a lover or a fighter?"
Weekly Mindset #39
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you live with more fun and freedom.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"Is this conversation I'm having with myself encouraging?"

Ask this question to center yourself whenever you become aware of your self-talk.

Did you have a conversation with yourself today?
The answer is yes because every body in the world talks to them self.
Day-in and day-out we humans exercise our unique ability to talk to our self.
This ability is unparalleled in the animal kingdom, meaning no other species on the planet uses self-talk.
However, the real question to ask is not whether you have talked to yourself, but when was the last time you encouraged yourself
while talking?
How often did you encourage yourself last month? How often last week? How about today?
If you are like most people, you can probably use one hand to count how many times.
This is because most people don't encourage themselves on a regular basis.
Why this occurs is a mystery to science and psychology.
One thing is for certain, poor self-talk is certainly not the way that nature intended for us to use this gift.
For example, how would it appear if you walked up underneath a tree and caught it talking to itself the way humans do?
Imagine it saying "Oh no they're falling off again! I must be a bad tree, my own leaves don't even want to stay on me!"
This would be simply ridiculous wouldn't it?
The same thing would happen if any animal acted in this manner wouldn't it?
Yet day in and day-out we continue to have negative and pessimistic conversations with our selves.
It is absolutely incredible that we allow these crazy conversations with our self to continue.
The best way to change this terrible trend of self-talk is to become more aware of how you talk to yourself.
Ask yourself "Is this conversation I'm having with myself encouraging?" whenever you find yourself debating, or talking to yourself.
The more you ask this question, the more that you will become aware in future conversations.
The more you become aware of your conversation, the better you can consciously ensure that your self-talk is encouraging.

In any moment any bodies life on this planet can end.
Nobody really knows when this moment could occur for them, only that it will occur.
The only person that will be around at that time for sure is you.
When this moment happens you will again have a conversation with yourself.
When you speak to yourself during these final moments will you be encouraging to yourself?
Will you be able to look back and reflect in peace with the feelings of joy, adventure and gratitude that you felt for your life?
Or will the dialogue be filled with guilt, anger and regret from having an unnecessarily miserable relationship with yourself?
The bad news is that sooner or later one or the other will inevitably happen.
The good news is that starting right now you have the choice to decide which one.
Every moment of self-talk is an opportunity to build a better relationship with yourself.
Ask yourself "Is this conversation I'm having with myself encouraging?" to check-in with yourself during the day.
Your goal is to become your own best friend and your own biggest fan.
Figure out ways that you can use self-talk to speak to yourself as if you were head-over-heels in love.
Your challenge is to do the following simple but powerful exercise.
Imagine that you are so in-love with yourself that you can only compliment and encourage yourself.
After you wake up tomorrow say to yourself "congratulations, I must be awesome enough to have another day to be me, what a joy!"
Then you walk to the bathroom, flick on the light and give yourself a mental high-five for hitting the switch your first try.
When you pick up the right toothbrush and turn on the tap say to yourself "another job well-done!"
After you pick out an outfit, how about saying "wow.. absolutely stunning, world watch out for me!"
Continue on throughout your day in this way, complimenting or encouraging yourself at every conceivable opportunity.
The more genuine and honest you are with yourself the more self-confidence and personal power you will gain.
Try it for one day and watch in amazement at the energy you have and the emotions you feel!
Weekly Mindset #40
This weeks Motivating Mindset will inspire you to reclaim the confidence to move forward in your life.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"What is really keeping me from accomplishing what I want right now?"

Ask yourself this question and it will help you breakthrough tough mental roadblocks and limiting-beliefs.

Ask yourself the question "What is really keeping me from accomplishing what I want right now?" to help you move forward
whenever you feel stuck.
This naturally does not feel good because being stuck is the opposite of the reason we were born on this planet to begin with.
Human beings are born to express themselves and they primarily do this two ways.
First, all human beings aspire to accomplish something that they value.
We want to contribute to something meaningful that we can be proud of.
Second, humans also desire to feel valued by the people that they value.
We want to feel like important members within our circle of influence.
No matter what tribe, community, race or culture you belong to, these two yearnings are universal.
There is a very specific reason that we are hardwired this way.
When we are contributing (being valuable) to something we value, the human body rewards us by generating feelings.
The feelings that people most commonly experience when doing the above are peace, passion, enthusiasm and joy.
When we accomplish something of value the human body rewards us with favorable emotional states.
Some of the common terms that people use to describe these emotional states are: bliss, fulfillment, happiness and success.
So if everyone wants to contribute to some thing of value and also to feel valuable, then what is the problem?
There are two reasons why the majority of people you know are not expressing the feelings or experiencing the conditions:
1. We cannot uncover or discover what we wish to contribute.
2. We know what we wish to contribute but cannot uncover or discover a way to contribute it.
Ask yourself the question "What is really keeping me from accomplishing what I want right now?" and see what category you fall
The more you give yourself permission to ask yourself exploration questions, the more of yourself you will uncover.
The more of yourself that is uncovered, the more informed you are about yourself and what you are meant to do.
The more informed you are about what you want to do, the more informed you can become on how best to do it.
Start your path to success by simply asking yourself: "What is really keeping me from accomplishing what I want right now?"

Just because you ask the question: "What is really keeping me from accomplishing what I want right now?" doesn't mean that you
will give yourself an honest answer.
The mind is known to be tricky. This trickiness can sometimes be described as if there were a little angel and little devil on your
Sometimes the angel answers and sometimes the devil, the universal question that plagues us all is how to tell them apart.
For example, you have an important goal to manage your weight but somehow you just aren't going to the gym.
This would be a great opportunity to ask yourself the question: "What is really keeping me from accomplishing what I want right
However, the little devil on your shoulder may answer the question before the little angel and it might say something like:
"You shouldn't exercise (even though you know you should) because... [insert cleaver excuse here]"
The excuse might come in the form of a reasonable sounding thought like, "what if the people at the gym make fun of you?"
Entertaining a thought like this may hinder your confidence to move forward and sabotage your desire to go to the gym.
The next time this happens and you aren't sure whether it is the little devil answering ask yourself this follow-up question:
"How do I know this to be true?" and give yourself time to debate both sides of the story.
In the example of the gym excuse, asking yourself "How do I know this to be true?" is a great follow-up question.
If you insist on believing that whatever is holding you back is true, the next best question to ask yourself is " What would happen if it
wasn't true?"
In the going to the gym situation you might discover through simple brainstorming that other possibilities exist.
For example, you might see the possibility that you could befriend a work out buddy or even better, a future mate that understands
your unique challenges.
The excitement of this possibility might even help you breakthrough the limiting-belief about people at the gym that held you back in
the first place.
Give yourself permission to explore your roadblocks and belief barriers, and with practice the mind will become your greatest
problem solving ally.
If you need help getting started, asking a honest friend or hiring a coach that you trust is your best bet to get a realistic view of your
current results.
When you have determined a realistic view of your situation ask yourself the question: "What is really keeping me from
accomplishing what I want right now?" to take yourself to the next level.
Be open with process and honest with your progress and you will eliminate any barriers that stand in your way.
Weekly Mindset #41
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you ensure you are using your imagination the way it is supposed to be used.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"How will I use my imagination today?"

Ask yourself this question for awareness into the way that you use your imagination.

When you wake up tomorrow ask yourself the question "How will I use my imagination today?"
The moment you begin to ponder an answer to that question you will begin using your imagination.
Each answer that you "think" of is visualized as a picture or symbol inside of your mind's eye.
These pictures and symbols trigger other pictures and symbols because they are linked together by "emotional association".
This means that when you think of the picture or symbol you also simultaneously experience emotion.
The combined union of thought and emotion produce what is known as our feelings.
The feelings that we have either enable or dis-enable (disable) our success.
This is because the way that we feel determines the way in which we experience the moment.
When we feel a low-energy, non-confident, confused emotional state we hold ourselves back, reserve our energy and tend to
withdraw from life.
When we feel a high-energy, confident and enthusiastic emotional state we will always give more of ourselves, succeed easier and
be more connected to life.
This is why it is so important to choose to only empower emotions that enable you to experience the moment as "authentic" as
We experience life authentically when we are fully in the moment without judgment or reservation.
Feeling authentic means feeling purposeful, passionate and playful.
We all live to experience more of these moments in life, so why does it appear to be so difficult?
Because we are confused about what we can control and what we cannot.
We spend to much energy trying to control the things we can't, for example other people or foreign countries.
While we fail to try to control the things that we can, for example our attitude, belief system, and most importantly our imagination.
Imagination is the starting point of success, if you don't understand how this occurs you need to re-read this from the beginning.
When you actually understand how important your imagination is, you will ask yourself "How will I use my imagination today?"

Take time and ask yourself the question "How will I use my imagination today?"
Each one of us was born with an imagination despite the popular belief that people think they are not creative.
Even though the way that each on of us uses our imagination is different, we all have been using our imagination every single day.
However, despite the diversity in ways that we use our imagination, the standard measurement boils down to two things:
We either use our imagination to enable (empower) our lives, or we use our imagination to disable (dis-empower) our lives.
We imagine by associating certain pictures and symbols together and grouping them together based on the way they make us feel.
For example, when you think of the word "Love" you probably picture the word first in your minds-eye.
After picturing the word you then associate that word with a memory, in this case of something that you love.
This picture of what we love then has an emotion associated with that picture.
This emotion embodies the feeling that is associated with the word love.
Providing that we do not have any negative associations such as the experience of heartbreak, before we know it we are fondly
reminiscing over memories of a loved one.
Each time we think of the word love this emotional association triggers the memory of the experience almost as if we were
experiencing it for the first time.
You only have to picture a loved one in your mind and have the feelings of "butterflies" in your stomach to confirm this happens.
What is amazing is that this process happens in the blink of an eye and we can repeat it over and over again.
Imagine how great you would feel if you took time every day to only think about joyful, passionate, loving experiences you've had?
Recalling cherished memories and re-living positive experiences are just a couple ways that we can benefit from our imagination.
Unfortunately, the same process of re-living the experience occurs for all other emotions including negative ones.
For example, have you ever found yourself in a bad mood just because you pictured someone who makes you mad?
You don't even have to be in the same room as that person before your blood starts to boil right?
Good, bad or indifferent your imagination acts like a switch board, whose job is to summon experiences that support the picture we
hold in our mind.
Therefore, your only job in each moment is to consciously create the type of experiences and emotions that will be worthy of re-living
in the future.
If you only picture great things coming into your world and learn to see them as great when they appear, then you will create future
memories that will be fondly remembered.
You will either use your imagination to empower the creation of positive new experiences or not, the choice is entirely yours.
When you wake up tomorrow ask yourself the question "How will I use my imagination today?"
Weekly Mindset #42
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help lead you back to a balanced lifestyle.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"How am I spending my attention?"

Ask yourself this question as often as possible to become more aware of your thoughts, emotions and actions.

Time is our most precious resource.
Time cannot be replaced, renewed. or reversed.
The wealthiest person on this planet is one who has "free" time. Time to spend on what he or she desires.
The only thing that we can use to create, build and change anything in this world is time.
The only currency that we spend our time with is attention.
The next time you are about to devote any time or energy into a situation, a great question to ask is:
"How am I spending my attention?"
The only way to solve a problem is to give it some attention.
The only way to show love to someone else is to devote your undivided attention to them.
The only way we ever do anything in this world is through spending attention.
Yet were you aware that how everybody spends their attention is different?
Attention isn't a single unit of measure, rather it is broken up into three different but related "modes".
The modes in which people spend their attention is by either thinking, feeling or doing.
We spend our attention by choosing to feel some way, think some way, or do some thing.
Throughout the day we relate to the information around us by using one of these modes, usually a combination of two.
Picture three separate "dials" sticking out of your back with the values 0 to 10 on each of them.
A persons' thinking-dial might be turned up to 10, their feeling dial to 7, and their doing dial at 3.
When given something that requires our attention, let's say a problem to solve, we always approach it using our preferred mode.
A person with their thinking and feeling dial turned up like in the example above would be inclined to sit and think about the problem.
Where as the person with their "doing-dial" turned up would be inclined to do something about the problem and think or feel later.
There is no right or wrong way to give your attention in a situation, although the most beneficial way will always stem from being
The next time you are giving attention, considering options or problem-solving ask yourself: "How am I spending my attention?"
When you answer, try to be more aware of the effects of what you are thinking, feeling or doing about the situation.

What is your default dial?
Do you have a tendency to think, feel or do too much?
People tend to become very dominant using one particular dial, and support that strength with a secondary dial.
When we spend our attention primarily in one or two modes, naturally the third one becomes neglected.
There is no getting around the fact that we make our decisions with two of the three dials turned up.
People will therefore always have a "strong" dial, a "support" dial, and a "weak" dial.
As time goes on this leads to an over-compensation of two dials and an under-utilization of the third.
It is important to focus your attention on all three and avoid overlooking the importance of the dial you tend to ignore.
This is important to be aware of because we are only as strong as our weakest link.
For example, a person who acts primarily without thinking will not see the bigger picture behind their actions.
A person on the other hand who thinks and feels without action, will inevitably run into problems with procrastination.
You can tell which is your strong dial and which on is weakest by observing how you tend to react to new situations and potential
Do you dive-in head first and figure things out along the way? If so, you are a do'er.
If you tend to be more reserved and analytical about the situation then you are a thinker.
Do you wait and see what your gut feels like before responding? If this is you then you are a feeler.
The goal is not to change your mode of spending attention, as that will only result in frustration.
Awareness is the main goal, for only once you have become aware of something can you decide to change it.
Become aware of what dials you use, how they affect your life, and how you can benefit from using your weakest dial more often.
A great question to gain awareness of your behaviour is to ask yourself: "How am I spending my attention?"
Weekly Mindset #43
This weeks Motivating Mindset will alter the world you see and how you see it.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"What new thing did I notice today?"

Ask yourself this question and it will help you find new possibilities and potentials.

Before you close your eyes tonight ask yourself the question: "What new thing did I notice today?" and see what kind of answer you
come up with.
Noticing something new is the first step in learning something new, which is a prerequisite for growing.
Everyday you are given the choice to either learn and grow or else recede and die. What do you want to do?
If you want to grow then it is important to stretch yourself and step outside your comfort zone as often as possible.
A good way to measure the growth on a daily basis is by asking yourself "What new thing did I notice today?" and recording your
Everyday there is something new to learn, and sometimes even someone new to learn it from.
The world is constantly providing you new teachers to learn from and grow if you are open for it.
The problem is that far too many people are plagued with closed minds that don't allow them to grow.
You can recognize a person who is afraid to grow by the way they talk about new things.
They will use phrases like "I know that/this/them" and "I already heard about that/this/them" no matter what the subject.
People like this act as though they have discovered everything there is on Earth and know everything about it.
The truth is that these people are attached to a belief-system that equates their knowledge with their worthiness.
They are afraid of looking dumb if they don't know what you are talking about, so they overcompensate by pretending to know-it-all.
Since no one can ever know-it-all their efforts are usually always in vain and they end up looking foolish.
Amazingly, the irony is that looking foolish is the exact thing that these people wanted to avoid in the first place.
You can avoid feeling stupid for being ignorant by excusing yourself as an adventurer who is learning as they go.
Everyday you are journeying further on your adventure, learning things you didn't know before and growing in ways you never
thought you could.
When you come across something that you don't know, make it a point to learn it and don't be afraid to ask questions to strengthen
your understanding.
There are no stupid questions except for the ones inside your had that you don't ask.
Commit to becoming an adventurer today, and start discovering the world all over again.
Abandon ideas that aren't working for you and find out new ways of doing the same thing.
Make it a point to uncover as many new things you can discover about an old friend.
Fall in love with your spouse, or your loved one all over again and notice what qualities made you fall in love with them in the first
Noticing something new in your life can change your world literally.
A great question to keep track of your observations is by asking "What new thing did I notice today?"

Asking yourself "What new thing did I notice today?" is a great way to notice change.
Noticing something change is important, because it is the visual representation of growth.
If you noticed something new existing without, it can only be due to the growth that took place within.
Growth on the exterior, or outer world is always a reflection of the growth that has taken place inside.
These shifts of growth inside are represented by changes in our attitudes, preferences and perceptions.
Here is an example that you can probably related to:
You pick up a new car, get a new dress, or buy a new cell phone and the moment you got it you started noticing everyone else who
had one like yours.
All of a sudden, you see your purchase everywhere you go but can't recall seeing it around even a day before you bought it.
The growth that took place was in a part of the brain called the Reticular Activating Cortex, sometimes referred to as the Reticular
Activating System (RAS for short).
Whenever you notice something new, it is because of this part of your brain that acts like an operator switch board for your
Your RAS acts like your personal secretary, a gatekeeper that decides what goes "in" to your awareness and what stays "out".
Before you had your new car your RAS didn't know it was important to you, but now since you have one, your RAS is trained to point
out more of what you are looking for.
It searches for more of the people, situations and circumstances that you desire and filters out what it feels is unnecessary.
Your RAS works subconsciously in the background by tirelessly filtering your experience based only on what you programed, it will
never let in anything you didn't ask for.
This is important enough to state again, your RAS never lets in anything that you don't ask for.
If you want more happiness, joy, prosperity, friendships, peace, love in your life then you first ask for what you want.
Attracting something new in your life is as easy as imagining it was already there.
Your job is to tell your RAS that these things are important to you and that you want to see more of them in your life.
The way to program your RAS to show you more of what you want in the future is by consciously intending for more of it now.
Your consciousness is the program writer for your RAS, it does this through a number of things including the way you feel and act,
and the self-talk that you have with yourself.
For example you can program your RAS by feeling as though you had it, acting as though it was already yours, and talking to
yourself as if your desire is now a part of your life.
As the world begins to respond to your desires your next immediate goal is to become aware of the signs and evidence of
possibilities and potentials manifesting.
A great question to train your RAS to search for new things is to ask yourself "What new thing did I notice today?".
Weekly Mindset #44
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you stop worrying and start living.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"What should I stop doing?"

Ask yourself this question at least once a day and you will reduce stress and get more done.

At the end of your evening tonight, or first thing tomorrow morning, ask yourself the question:
"What should I stop doing?"
If you want to get more done it may seem a bit counterproductive to ask yourself this question, but stopping is actually an important
part of the process of change.
Everything in our lives is like a door that can open new possibilities for us.
In order to fully move into any new part of life, or create a new reality for our self we must first close the door behind us that holds
our old identity.
This is because in order to start one thing one must first stop doing something else, even if that something else was nothing.
For example, in order to be reading these words right now you are giving up the opportunity to do nothing.
You are also simultaneously giving up an opportunity to do something else like read a cartwheel if you were so inclined.
Some people refer to this as an 'opportunity cost', or what you have to give up when you commit to do something else.
Everything has an opportunity cost, the relationships we are in cost us other potential mates, our jobs cost us other opportunities to
work somewhere else.
Subconsciously and consciously we are constantly trying to choose the best opportunities to take advantage of.
We decide what is most important in our lives by rewarding it with our time and attention.
Here is where the majority of us make a major error in judgment.
We mistakenly give up the opportunity to do what we "want/desire to do" in place of what we feel we "have to do".
Are you guilty of settling for less than you deserve in an aspect of your life? Chances are you have.
Answer 'yes' or 'no' to the following questions to see if you are spending your time wisely.
- Do you currently believe that "you have to do something", but realize that the something is draining your energy?
- Do you feel trapped by doing things the old way, pressured to perform a certain way, or have obligations that stress you out?
- Are you in a role you are no longer committed to, stuck in an unrewarding relationship, or working a jobs that is not fulfilling?
- Do you seem to find yourself "going through the motions" day in and day out?
If you have answered yes to any of the above questions then it might be time that you take something off your plate.
A great way to start the process of becoming more aware is in the consideration of the question:
"What should I stop doing?"

Asking yourself "What should I stop doing?" is a great way to empower and enrich your current efforts.
Human nature is that we all want to get more done with as little time, money and energy as possible.
In life this is called 'Return on Energy' and in business it's called 'Return on Capital Expended'.
Whatever you call it at the end of the day the bottom line is that we all want to return more than we have to put out.
There is nothing wrong with wanting to be more effective and efficient in whatever you do.
After all, who willingly wants to waste their time, take longer than needed, or spend more money than necessary?
Absolutely no one. It's safe to say that 100% of the population would never consciously choose to do any of the above.
Yet how is it that most of us end up overwhelmed, frustrated or broke? What happened?
Were we that off base and delusional that we missed all signs of disaster?
Have you ever heard the old saying "It was the straw that broke the camels back?"
Its an old adage symbolizing a story upon which a camels back gets broken, seemingly all because of a single piece of straw.
Of course, we know it was the accumulation of straw over time that created those dire circumstances.
The same thing happens to us when we pile too many projects on the plate, the system is bound to breakdown.
Our when we take on projects, relationships, goals and jobs that are meaningless.
A part of the problem is that we say 'yes' to way too many things that we could be politely saying 'no thanks' too.
It doesn't help when we fail to see the pattern behind the mistakes that we repeatedly make.
If you are continually failing at something and not feeling motivated to move forward this is a sign to check your commitment.
Perhaps you are no longer interested in investing your time and energy into this, only you can tell. Be honest with yourself.
Every goal to be better, to reach higher, to obtain a new income level will require a new level of you.
You decide what experiences and memories you will fuse into the you that exists right this moment, and which aspects of your life to
leave behind.
There is not enough time in our lifetime to spend it doing things that act in direct detriment to the loved ones in our lives.
Therefore it is a good practice to put only the things we truly value and the things we are really passionate about 'on our plate'.
Find areas where you feel over-stressed and discover roles where you are not 100% comfortable or committed.
Take time to record your roles and responsibilities every day. Be thorough and don't leave anything out.
Resolve to become more confident and committed to the roles you decide to keep.
Eliminate whatever roles that you can, and delegate whatever roles that you cannot eliminate.
Delegate and eliminate all the areas in your life that do not bring a good return on your capital, time or energy.
In a case where you have been attached to doing things a particular way for a long time, you may not be able to escape this
separation pain free.
Unfortunately, sometimes when you finally decide to take your medicine you may have to amputate your foot in order to save your
The best way to avoid a terrible situation like this is to ask yourself right now "What should I stop doing?" and then immediately begin
to cut it out of your life.
Weekly Mindset #45
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you navigate towards a more fulfilling life.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"How did I get to where I am at right now?"

Ask yourself this question as soon as possible and you will become more appreciative of your life's experiences.

No matter who you are on this planet the quality of your life experience will depend on three things.
1. An ability to ask yourself questions. Quality questions about you, the environment you operate in and the world you live in.
2. An ability to answer your own questions honestly, without judgment or attachment. Let the information speak for itself and lead
you to the truth.
3. An ability to recall and apply the answers you discover at the appropriate time.
If you are missing any one or more of these things at any given time then your chances of success are slim to none.
The better the questions the better one's life potentially. A great question to ask yourself to gain more perspective on your life is:
"How did I get to where I am at right now?"
Where are you on the road of your life. If it was represented by an oval race track, how far along the race are you already?
Are you winning? Are you even aware that you are hurling through space of time in the race of your life against time?
The car company Volkswagen were wise beyond their time when they stated in their commercials that "On the road of life there are
passengers and there are drivers."
When it comes to feeling alive and in control of life are you a passenger or a driver?
Passengers like to watch other people while wishing they could be, do, or have more and are often jealous or envious of others.
Drivers on the other hand prefer to grab the bull by the horns, take control and steer their own destiny.
So why do people avoid popping the hood from time-to-time and taking a look at our engines?
For some passengers it's because they don't know how.
Yet when you think about it... No one is more qualified to figure out how to drive the custom make and model called 'you'.
Other passengers are reluctant to stop for for directions because they feel they can't afford to waste the time.
However, the logic in that statement is like saying you are too busy to stop for gas, because you are too busy driving.
Sooner or later this delusional thinking is going to catch up to you.
When is the last time you took a look to see where your life was heading?
Drivers ask them self the question "How did I get to where I am at right now?" because it can lead to increased self-awareness.
The better you know the vehicle you are driving the better you can tweak it to perform right?
Therefore the mark of a good driver is their ability to investigate the merits of the beaten path and the road less traveled.
Aristotle said that "the mark of an educated or mature mind is its ability to entertain a thought without accepting it".
Become an observer of your self and begin to write down the skills, habits and attitudes that have brought you to this point in your
Good, 'bad', or indifferent the more information you uncover the more you will empower yourself.
The more empowered you become the more you will be able to renovate skills and replace unwanted habits.
If you are already successful or have a list of talents, skills and abilities then perhaps it is time to share them?
Is it possible to find a mastermind group to share your wisdom with, or become a mentor to lend your experiences to somebody who
needs you?
If you don't have a big list of assets, or even if you felt you didn't have any at all, isn't it possible to grow some?
The best part about life is that no matter how long you have been on cruise control you can always start driving immediately.
The true measure of a person's life, regardless of race or religion, is whether they lived in alignment with their purpose.
Did they do the work they were designed to do on this Earth? How well did they faithfully express their energy, passion, love?
There are three ways to measure a person's alignment with their purpose, acceptance, allowance and appreciation.
Acceptance can be regarded as the ability to look into your past and accept the things you cannot change.
A person must get comfortable with past failures and release their regrets before they can really grow.
Allowance is the ability to look into your future and be fully in the moment without resistance.
One of the most crucial ways to let go of resistance is to find a way to forgive. Forgive yourself, whoever, or whatever hurt you at all
Appreciation is the ability to be alive and feel at peace in any moment.
Feel gratitude for all of your experiences and place your intention on perceiving your past in a powerful way.
It is not looking into your past that is important part but the ability to be able to do so freely without identifying with it.
Can you experience your past in a detached manner, away from the feelings or at least associating yourself with them.
Successful people are not afraid to take stock of their inventory of habits, skills and experiences.
They reduce or eliminate judgement regarding their past and put a hold on all assumptions about the future.
You will learn to become grateful about life's ups and downs after realizing that both the 'good' and the 'bad' are needed.
If there was no 'tall' there would be no measure for 'small'. If there was no 'black' there would be no reference for 'white'.
If there was no 'up' the direction 'down' would lose its current spatial significance.
The true nature of reality is that we require all opposites and polarities to balance this universe. It takes all sorts.
Your courage is required to look in the past and clear any unprocessed emotion that is blocking your success.
Your commitment to clarity will help clear confusion and create a path to take you to the next level.
A great question that encourages self-discovery is to ask yourself:
"How did I get to where I am at right now?"
Weekly Mindset #46
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you use your imagination the way it was intended to be used.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"Is this the best use of my imagination?"

Ask yourself this question as soon as possible and you will become better able to harness the true power of your imagination.

Did you know that your Imagination is the most powerful thing you possess?
Here are just a few of the reasons why it's so important...
For one thing your imagination controls your perception.
It's called your 'minds-eye', and if you don't see something in it first, you will not be able to see it in "real life".
This is why for humans seeing is believing, and we only see what we believe.
Your imagination is literally creating the world you live in based on a set of programming instructions that you call reality.
Another reason your imagination is key is because it influences your emotions.
Your imagination stores the pictures, symbols and images of the memories that trigger all of your emotions.
Without these being perceived in your minds-eye, nothing would cause a emotional reaction or generate feelings.
In case you haven't heard the news or stopped to think about it yourself, we are all motivated by emotions.
This is powerful because 99.99% of the time we do what we feel right?
Ask yourself now.. "what determines your emotions?"
Because if you are serious about changing your actions then you must first learn how to change the emotions that are driving your
If you look at whatever makes you sad, miserable or upset, you will uncover that your imagination (perspective) is what pulls you
Contrarily, whenever you have accomplished something that makes you happy, you will discover that your imagination also lead you
Therefore in order to take control of your emotions you need to take control of your imagination.
What we do over time is what creates our results, and why we do what we do is based on our reality.
Both your results and reality are governed by your imagination, which means you have the power to change either of them at any
When you come to understand the power of that statement, you will also fully realize the eloquence of Albert Einstein when he said:
"Imagination is everything, it is more important than knowledge".
Have you ever stopped to consider that right now you are either using your imagination for better or worse?
Now that you know the importance of your imagination the best question to ask yourself is: "Is this the best use of my imagination?"

Are you are stressed, overwhelmed, frustrated, hopeless, complacent, or bored with life?
Could the only reason you are not getting everything you deserve possibly be you?
“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” -- Oscar Wilde
You first dream and envision your happiest future with your imagination.
You then use your imagination to motivate you through the tough times until you succeed.
You set your target on your next goal and seek out the next opportunity with your imagination.
This is the never-ending cycle of creation. This is the expression of your true self, the journey of your soul.
If somehow, somewhere you mixed up along the path then a powerful question to ask yourself is: "Is this the best use of my
What is one good way to use your imagination you might ask?
How about beginning by using it to imagine all the things that you want in life.
Not the superficial things that don't bring you any joy, only the type of things that tug on your heart strings.
Start imagining these things in your minds-eye more often, picturing what it would be like to have them right now.
If you are serious and actually want to start manifesting this reality then you better start feeling it with your heart while you do it as
Keep picturing your greatest joy, being thankful and patient about the process.
The very worst that will happen is that you spend a lot of time feeling the joy and appreciation.
Nothing sends that something faster into your hands than the feeling of gratitude.
The favorite thing for God or the Universe to do is to fulfill our fantasies and wishes.
We get what we believe we deserve, which is why it should go without saying, it is important to be careful what you ask for.
Ingrid Bergman knew this in 13 simple words, "Success is getting what you want and Happiness is wanting what you get."
Weekly Mindset #47
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you live with more purpose.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"What do I want to change in the world?"

Ask yourself this question everyday until you find an answer, and then ask it everyday after that to make sure you stay the course.

Everywhere in this world there is change.
We exist in a world where change is the only thing that is constant.
So if change is the only constant, then ask yourself, is it a good idea for you to have a constant approach to life?
Said differently, does it make any sense to try and stay the same in a world that is forever changing?
Of course not, yet isn't that exactly what we do when we spend all our time and attention thinking, feeling, and doing things the same
We call the preference to view life from the perspective of the mind our "identity".
Our identity is a collection of attitudes, biases and beliefs systems that we construct our view of the world with.
Some peoples identity is compatible with their reality, while the majority of other people's paradigms hold them hostage.
The desire to maintain our identity can keep us from fully embracing change.
However when it comes to accepting, handling, and dealing with change, including our ability to change our identity, Henry Ford had
the best answer when he said...
"Whether you think that you can, or think that you cannot, either way you are right".
Is your current view of reality getting the job done?
Are you happy with the world that you live in?
If you are not happy, a great question to ask yourself is "What do I want to change in the world?"
Humans have all been given unique problem-solving powers beyond any other biological being on Earth and yet still we complain.
Out of all the unnecessary things in this world, nothing is more annoying than a person who continually grieves and grumbles about
their problems.
Why? Because we have been given a mouth to vocalize opportunity, eyes to seek out solutions, and a body to bring us forward into
Our ability to reason, analyze, interpret, intuit and imagine are unprecedented and unparalleled in the animal kingdom.
These gifts have been bestowed upon every one of us living on this planet and far too often these go unnoticed and unused.
Everyday we have a choice, to either become part of the problem, or choose (even by default) to become part of the solution.
Not many people are prepared to do what they need to do today, in order to make a better tomorrow possible for them self.
In order to be the change you are meant to be in the world you need to follow your passion, find your power and live your purpose.
"You must be the change you seek in the world." --- Mahatma Gandhi
Now is the time to speak your truth, create your community and be good to each other.
Do not look outside yourself for your leader, become a mentor to your self and to others, lead by example.
As U.S. President Barack Obama suggested during one of his inspirational presidential candidate speeches, "we must become the
difference that this world needs."
The Ancient Hopi Prophecy tells us that "We are the ones we've been waiting for."
There are many opportunities to get involved in your area, community, country or even continent.
One possible way to get started is by visiting where there they ask the question "What do you want to
change in the world?"

Change does not happen by itself. You cannot change the world without first changing yourself.
We are all connected and no person can exist independently as an island unto themselves.
Yet for some reason we tend to think we are alone, isolated, and independent from the need of others.
But if you become sick, get hurt, or have an accident, don't you need some one else to take care of you?
A lot of people have grand intentions to save the world who cannot even save them self.
If you want to change the world you must change the view of your self.
The ancients taught us that "In order to heal others you must first be healed yourself, that "Healing Yourself IS Healing others".
Incidentally like all good things in life, this must be practiced to completion in order to understand it.
When you have completed healing yourself there will no longer be a world in need of healing rather a world of absolute perfection.
Free to live your life without fear, guilt, regret, or shame. Now you can reconnect with the purpose of why you are here in the first
Each one of us was born for a reason, whether that is to be an answer to a question, or a solution to a problem.
The next time you are alone ask your heart the question: "What do I want to change in the world?" and see what comes up for you.
Have you recently stopped to reconsider Where you are living, How you are living, Why you are living and What you are doing with
your life?
What could you begin to change today that would result in the largest improvement to the quality of your life and/or those
surrounding you?
Changes can happen on many different levels such as in social institutions, in the social behaviour or the social relations of a
society, community of people, and so on.
When behaviour pattern changes, in large numbers and is visible and sustained it results in what is referred to as social change.
Among many forms of creating social change are theater for social change, direct action, protesting, advocacy, community
organizing, community practice, revolution, and political activism.
What would you change if you knew you could make a difference?
Would you change the way people eat, work, play, think, feel, act, laugh, live, love?
You might wonder if you, your friends or a small group of people can possibly make a difference in such a large and complicated
"Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed citizens to change the world. Indeed, it has never been done
otherwise." - Margaret Mead
You have the power within you to be the difference that makes the difference.
Even though you may not be aware of it, at any given point in time you may literally be the proverbial "straw that breaks the camels
back", or the deciding factor.
An example of such simple things that can make a difference are: a smile, a warm hug, a candy, a toy, a note, a poem, a tune, an
encouragement, a meal, gift, or gesture.
It is these small and seemingly unimportant things that add up to make significant changes in the overall outlook of the people
surrounding us.
This is important because a significant deviance from culturally inherited values may result in a rebellion against the established
Isn't it amazing to think that your efforts could ultimately lead to the change in society that we have been looking for?
If you choose to, you can, and do, make a difference.
Once you decide to make that choice the next question to ask yourself is: "What do I want to change in the world?"
Weekly Mindset #48
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you see things more clearly and live with more clarity.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"What else could this mean?"

Ask yourself this question in every instance you are searching for meaning and you will gain new perspectives.

Have you ever got confused, angry, sad, hurt, frustrated, nervous, stressed, anxious, or upset?
If you are human then you have definitely have experienced at least one or two of these negative emotions.
Chances are, you may even be experiencing them on a daily basis.
If you want to reduce the amount of those feelings in your life a great question to ask yourself is: "What else could this mean?"
Human beings see the world first through our brains and then use our eyes to generate a matching perspective.
We see whatever we believe, i.e. seeing is believing... We also ignore what we don't want to believe... i.e. ignorance is bliss.
In general people underestimate their natural abilities and overestimate their weaknesses.
This means that your situation is probably not as bleak as you imagine, and you're more strong and talented than you give yourself
Yet we tend to think that everybody thinks, feels and acts the same way, or at least they should in most cases.
You think this way if you have ever got upset at someone with a different approach to doing things than you.
If you traveled with 12 of your closest friends on a trip for a month you would quickly spot exactly just how different you are.
But if during that trip you were faced with a problem that took all of you to solve, you may walk away more appreciative of our
Our perspectives are by design as unique as our fingerprints, with no two being the exact same.
There is a beautiful and divine purpose as to why we all think, feel and act differently.
The truth is that it takes all sorts to make the world go round.
The sooner that we appreciate and believe this then the sooner the conflicts and wars around the world will end.
You can make a big difference in your life and the lives of others simply by asking one question:
"What else could this mean?"
Answering this question will help you gain perspectives, feel empathy and increase awareness.
When was the last time you stopped to consider that there might be another way at looking at the situation?
Here is your challenge for the next week...
The next time you are frustrated, confused, angry or upset ask yourself this power question.
Try asking it the next time that you are stuck on a problem or arrive at a dead-end.
Ask it to yourself the next time you are in the middle of a so-called crisis.
Ask a friend this question the next time they are emotional and distraught over something.
The more that you ask yourself this question the more easily you will be able to come up with alternative ideas.
Remember, the answers that you come up with are not the most important part of the process, rather it is simply the awareness of all
your alternatives.
To change anything in your life requires that you choose a new path, because you cannot change what you don't know.
A great question to ask yourself to gain awareness and perspective is: "What else could this mean?"
We live in a world that is infinitely filled with all sorts, shapes and sizes of information.
Our ability to recognize, access and change information creates endless potential and possibilities for our species.
From cloning mammals to Cuban missiles we have the power to use information to both create and destroy life.
However we must always remember that information itself is neither inherently good or bad.
For instance the Ying and Yang symbol tells us there is a little bit of good in evil, and a little bit of evil in good.
Information will always make the world go round and it will forever just be information.
Ultimately it is the person who uses the information that applies the purpose and meaning to it.
We can use information to empower and improve our lives, or we can use the same information to hinder and hamper our progress.
This choice is entirely up to us and is determined on the basis by the type and quality of questions we ask our self.
For a specific example of how this might play into your life consider the following scenario or one like it:
You have arranged to meet your partner or good friend for dinner and you arrive on time at a restaurant.
After about 10 minutes and the person still hasn't shown up you begin to dialogue with yourself and say “typical, she is always late,
she simply has no respect for other people”.
Stop! Wait-a-minute, immediately taking up a position like this is not going to prove very useful for your emotions is it?
Also, think about the type of evening you are setting yourself up for if and when the person does show up. It's not likely going to be a
fun and friendly night will it?
Before you are temped to take your next shower in negative emotions, how about if you asked yourself "What else could this mean?"
Just by asking the question you have now given yourself some choices.
Start brainstorming from the other person's perspective and put yourself in their shoes.
Do you think they are doing this to intentionally hurt or upset you? If so, then perhaps it is time to find some new friends or even
family to hang around.
If you realize that they probably didn't do it on purpose, then perhaps you could change the internal dialogue in your head to reflect
something more understanding and empathetic.
For example you might think "she must really care about me because she is obviously taking the time to look her best”, or “How
thoughtful of me was it to pick a restaurant that is notorious for no parking."
Coming from a perspective like this you can see how you can eliminate the build up of negative emotions and free yourself from
"reacting" when they finally arrive.
With that perspective how much easier it would be avoid any arguments, make sure you put in a real effort, and try your best to
salvage the rest of the night.
Think and reflect for a moment on the last time that you had an argument with a loved one.
Try and briefly regain those feelings by seeing what you saw, hearing what you heard and feeling what you felt.
Now take a moment and recreate the dialogue that was going on inside your head at the time. What are you saying to yourself?
Are you asking questions that are helping or are you asking questions that are likely to exacerbate the situation and lead to an
At times like this we often disappear inside our heads and look for ways to justify our feelings and support our behaviour.
Would you like to put a hugely positive spin on the situation instead by changing your state and outlook?
The alternative is to ask yourself the question "What else could this mean?" to contemplate new and more powerful perspectives.
Weekly Mindset #49
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you see the hidden truth behind your existence.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"What are the miracles in my life?"

Ask yourself this question and you will start to appreciate all of the intricate and inherent beauty of life.

When you wake up tomorrow morning ask yourself the question: "What are the miracles in my life?"
Take a moment to think about what in your life is so incredible that it makes you want to shout at the top of your lungs?
Ok, ok, if you are like most people then you probably came up with the answer "nothing".
Yet if you knew there was a miracle in the making of your life wouldn't you shout for joy or scream with excitement?
Certainly you would appreciate it right? Because after all, if you didn't appreciate the miracles in your life then why would any one (or
thing) give you more of them?
In fact, could it be the case that perhaps your life is already chalked full of miracles and you don't even realize, or appreciate, them
When was the last time that you stopped to account for, and appreciate, all of the miracles in your life?
If you still cannot see miracles in your life, then perhaps it is just that you can't see the forest for the trees.
There are miracles right in front of your face, all around you, and surrounding you.
Consider the miracle of your existence and how many sets of grandparents had to physically exist to create you.
How many millions of your ancestors had to pass through the same "event horizon" that you came through?
If anyone of those people were "not in the mood", or choose to do anything else than exactly what they did to procreate, you would
not be reading this.
Your genealogy is a miracle unto itself, but put that aside for a moment, and now consider the complexity behind your birth.
When you were first conceived you were a double strand of DNA in a fertilized ovum.
It divided 50 times, and after only 50 replications you had over 100,000,000,000,000 (trillion) cells.
To give you an idea of how much that is, it is bigger than the number of all the stars in our Milky Way galaxy.
Every second there are about 25 million new cells that are being produced in your body.
Each and every one of those cells does over 6 trillion things per second and has enough power to illuminate the world.
What is even more amazing is that every new cell, just like every existing cell in your body, is instantly aware of what the other cells
are doing.
The essence of a human being composed of 60-70 kilos of flesh and a mass of bones was originally contained in a drop of fluid.
It certainly is a wonder that an intelligent, emotion experiencing human being, with a remarkably complex physical structure, could
come into existence from a drop of fluid.
This development was certainly not the result of a random process or the operation of chance, there is an inner intelligence in your
It is this inner intelligence that allows the human body to simultaneously think thoughts, listen to music, remove toxins, fight germs,
and make love in rhythm all at once.
The rhythm of your heart will beat 3,000 million times during your life, every and every time without you ever having to ask it too.
Have you thanked your heart lately?
Day in and day out your blood travels almost 100,000 kilometers round trip from various places around your body back to your heart,
without you having to give any directions.
Every year your eyes close, clean, lubricate, and re-open over 13 million times without you ever having to consciously "bat an eye".
Each day your lungs take approximately 23,000 breaths, they do this automatically without your instructions.
Every one of the cells within your nervous, skeletal, respiratory, digestive, and immune system operate with a miraculous
If your cells and body is able to do all of these things easily without your instruction, can you imagine what type of miracles could be
created if you consciously intended them?
Miracles are in more shapes and sizes than you realize. The more you stay aware and look for them, the more you will find them.
You can begin to increase your awareness about the miracles in your life by continually asking yourself the question:
"What are the miracles in my life?"

The truth about miracles is that the most significant miracle is you.
Each and every one of us is a unique living and breathing miracle in the flesh.
You are also infinitely smarter than you give yourself credit for.
Yet for some reason the majority of us don't usually recognize this fact in our daily lives.
It is almost funny when people think that there are no miracles, because as long as you live you are a miracle.
However it's not funny to realize that people who don't believe in miracles, or don't see miracles, probably are not living miraculous
It doesn't make any sense why anyone would choose to live anything less than a miraculous life.
Yes believe it or not, no matter who you are or what your situation is, you are entitled to limitless miracles.
We don't have to do anything to earn them, we don't have to be anyone to deserve them, because just our BE-ing qualifies us.
You are perfect as you are, unique as a snowflake, and so important that world would not be complete without you.
As long as you exist there are miracles occurring, miracles to be made, fantasies to be fulfilled, and destinies to be discovered.
Best of all there is only one thing that you have to do differently in order to immediately attract, and experience, more miracles in
your life.
All you have to do is choose. Your intention must be set on seeing the miracles in your life versus the misery.
This is important because what you focus on in the mind expands in the physical realm, and will eventually attract more of the same.
If you spend your time and attention focusing on fear, it only makes sense that you will become fearful, or full of fear.
If you spend your time and attention complaining, whining, playing a victim, you will be provided with more reasons to continue.
In order to attract more miracles you must begin to see and appreciate the miracles that are already in your life.
There are many miracles unfolding right now for everyone, it's just a matter of choosing to see them.
It is a miracle that you awoke this day and with eyes and that can see and a brain that can comprehend.
Can you commit to starting your day tomorrow by not taking this miracle for granted?
Just the fact that you can and are reading requires further miracles to happen.
Besides being blessed with eyes, you are reading these words because you have a computer, an Internet Service Provider, and a
roof over your head.
Although it may not seem like much of a miracle to you, but the majority of the world today does not even have that.
In fact, if you are reading this then you are ALREADY living a miraculous life that millions of people in less fortunate countries are
praying to have.
People would literally do anything to have the opportunity to make the mistakes you do, and to experience your failures.
If you are guilty of getting yourself caught up in the mania of the mind's judgment, criticizing, or blaming, then ask yourself this
How can I get out of my own way and allow myself to experience the miracle that I am each and every day?
How about committing to telling your loved ones that they are miracles today? How about gently reminding yourself?
When you are feeling low, the ultimate pick-me up is for you to seriously contemplate the question:
"What are the miracles in my life?"
Write down your miracles, share your miracles with a friend, and teach others how to find miracles in their life.
Be the miracle you want, feel the miracle you are, and celebrate your miraculous future.
Weekly Mindset #50
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you get out of your own way in order to open up the floodgates and let your wildest dreams
rush in.


Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"How can I be more allowing?"

Ask yourself this question whenever you meet resistance in your life and it will help reduce your discomfort and attract more

Most people are familiar with the Law of Attraction made famous by "The Secret", but did you know there is also a Law of
Don't worry, you are not alone, if you haven't heard of this important universal law.
Yet, those who have heard of it, and applied it into their lives, are happier, more fulfilled and seem to instantly attract whatever they
desire into their lives.
Would you like to know how to tap in to the law of allowing in order to bring better results more quickly and easily into your life?
If happiness, joy and abundance is what you really want, then you need to take a moment and consider the question "how allowing
am I right now?"
Do you allow others to be who they are? Do you fight against their beliefs? Do you think that if one person gets their way, that you
can't get yours?
How often are you in opposition to the situation? In what ways to you "resist" the people, places and things in your day?
Look at any areas of resistance in your life as prime indicators of areas that are in need of more allowing.
Whenever there is resistance in your life, there will also be accompanying negative emotions.
Resistance is like putting on the emergency or parking brake while trying to drive. Sure you can still drive with it on, but the
performance of the vehicle is greatly diminished.
The problem is that many of us fear what we truly want, which is why we put on the brakes to begin with.
We ask, pray, and intend for our desires to be manifested and right before they are, we say "whoa wait-a-minute", "hold-on", "stop".
We think, who am I too have this? Why do I deserve this? Am I even worthy enough?
Meanwhile, the universe is trying to give you whatever you want, but you are stating to it through your actions that you are unsure if
you want it.
Then, when you finally decide that you want something, you decide that you want it yesterday!
However, no matter how skilled or resourceful you are there is always a time lag between the original conception and the
manifestation or achievement of the goal.
Then when it doesn't show up today, you begin to doubt and question whether or not you can even attract it.
A vibrational state like this places counter-thought, and counter-intention, into whatever your trying to attract and acts like a parking
brake to your pleasure.
No matter how much you work, and work, you will still not succeed, because the effectiveness of your action is dependent upon your
state of being.
This is important to understand, because the more time you put into being against anything, the less time you have to spend bringing
positive things into your life!
The creative process takes time! Allowing what is wanted, essentially keeps your attention on the wanted thing, and off of the fact
that you don't have it yet.
Imagine if you could find a way to take your foot off the brake and live life full throttle?
Understanding the law of allowing is easier than you think, but it is the practice of what you know where the challenge lies.
The most important thing to remember is that whatever you focus on will expand into more of it.
If you spend your time, energy and attention focusing on the "resistance" the "disagreement" with whatever is, you are creating a
vibrational state to bring you more of the same.
Therefore it is of the utmost importance during the process of manifestation that no matter what happens you remain committed to
focusing your energies on that which you intend.
This keeps your vibrational signal oriented in the right direction, and allows you to rendezvous with the people and resources that
match up with you.
By not resisting the wanted thing you allow the law of 'like attracts like' to work in your favour.
The law of attraction is able to work more effectively when you don't resist the wanted thing and allow the process to take place,
whatever it is.
Do you truly want whatever you want... or are you more concerned about the process in which in manifests?
If you don't care how it comes, only that it eventually comes, then allow your thoughts and feelings about the process to relax.
By relaxing into your creative process you strengthen your intention and become a more powerful attracting magnet for the things
you want, and a more effective co-creator.
For example if you want to be more wealthy and you thought it was going to happen via the lottery, and you ended up getting a
promotion would you be upset?
Think about this story and how it parallels in your life. What in your life do you say that you want more of, but are too 'attached' to the
details of how it happens?
If you truly desire whatever that is then you will want to spend your time and effort on allowing more.
Even after you bravely recognize the need to become more allowing, you still may get lost in the contemplation of exactly how to do
One of the easiest ways to learn is to simply ask yourself the question: "How can I be more allowing?"

The art of allowing means you believe it is possible to have challenges, yet at the very same time be absolutely in love with life and
excited about the world.
In what areas of your life can you become more allowing?
Can you become more allowing in the relationships you have with your friends, family, co-workers, or even your ex's?
More importantly, it what ways can you be more allowing with the most important relationship of all, the one with your SELF?
Are you your own best friend? How often do you practice allowing yourself to fail, learn and grow without judgment?
Based on the way you have treated yourself for the past week, would you be your own best friend?
If you and your best friend were working together on a project together, would you want them there to support you, or hinder your
The choice is an easy one, of course you would want them in your corner to support you.
The question is then, "Are you offering the best support to yourself as your own best friend?"
Every day that you wake up you are responsible for being a partner in the biggest and most important project of all, your life.
Are you offering the best support to yourself when you criticize or complain about something?
Are you offering the best support to yourself when you doubt the creative process?
Are you offering the best support to yourself when you constantly notice what is missing in your life?
Are you offering the best support to yourself when you question why you don't have it yet?
Are you offering the best support to yourself when you spend time blaming or judging people, including yourself?
Are you offering the best support to yourself when you carry around all your failures and mistakes from the past?
Are you offering the best support to yourself when you feel low energy and negative about something?
Are you offering the best support to yourself when you offer resistance to whatever shows up in the moment?
These are only 8 of the many ways that you can check-in with your self.
Use them to determine how aligned your thoughts and actions are with your intention.
Is it possible that you need to learn how to be more allowing, accepting and/or forgiving?
Are your thoughts, feelings, and actions in vibrational harmony with what you seek to attract?
If you seek to support your self then it is vital to maintain a pure creative vibration aligned precisely to your desire.
The law of allowing works hand-in-hand with the law of attraction, meaning whatever you place your attention on you get more of.
As mentioned earlier, if you focus on something positive, something that you are passionate about, related opportunities come to
When your thoughts, your focus and your intent are exclusively on what is wanted, you feel relaxed, joyful and lighthearted about the
Paradoxically, the more joyful you are, the less hard you have to work, and the more powerful and effective are your actions.
In short, allowing is the aligning of your vibration with that of your desire.
A great question to ask yourself to be more in the moment and go more with the flow is:
"How can I be more allowing?"
Weekly Mindset #51
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you get to the bottom of any unwanted behavior.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"Why do I do what I do?"

Ask yourself this question whenever you wonder what is at the root of your behavior.

No matter who you are, or where you live, there is only one measure of success; to be able to live your life in your own unique way.
We all have different ideas of what life as our "ideal" self looks like, but, how many people live up to their own personal standards?
Certainly by the evidence one can see that it's not the majority of people in this world.
Yet, we can all safely contend that no one "intentionally" wants to end up unhappy and not their ideal self, so what happens along
the way?
We all have a built-in "ideal-self" meter, which means we know deep down inside if our actions align with our highest vision, or at
least we know when our current lifestyle choices do not fulfill our deepest desires.
Research tells us that as many as 7 out of 10 people are working in their jobs "just to pay the bills" or "out of necessity".
If we could fast forward our lives to where we are unhappy, miserable, mid-life crisis, we would learn that sacrificing our self for
money is a complete sell-out.
Yet how many of us are doing these right as we speak, saving the excuse their diversion from purpose is a learning experience.
Why not challenge yourself to start this learning experience earlier? How about striving to experience learning who you truly are?
Besides, is it not more a necessity to be who you are and to find a way to prosper from just being?
How would you like to pay the bills by being yourself?
How would you like to do what you loved and get paid for it?
Well yes you can, in fact it's not only your birth right, you can start moving towards it right at this moment.
It's called being in unison, and it means you are living your life authentically, answering your calling, discovering your true purpose.
It's exactly why people like Tiger Woods, Oprah Winfrey, Rachel Ray, and Jimmie Johnson don't work to get paid.
These people wouldn't consider doing what they love as work, they would do it regardless of whether they get paid. Important? Yup!
All these people do is express themselves, live their passion, and they are remunerated and rewarded accordingly. Handsomely, we
may as well adds well.
So what is the secret, why is the case of people living in their unison the more exception rather than the rule?
Ask yourself "What really prevents me from living my life authentically?"
Identify and commit to what you will have to do differently to make any changes happen.
Remember, nothing in your life will change until your behavior does.
Therefore, in order to change behavior you need to know why you behave that particular way to begin with.
We are all like computers and our behavior are like software programs.
At any time you can install and update old software versions with new more relevant replacement beliefs.
A good question to start probing into your behavior is to ask yourself: "Why do I do what I do?"
Give yourself permission to explore, and don't be afraid to discover the underlying causes of undesirable behavior.
Be patient with yourself and dig deep until you've found the root.
When it comes to living authentically, and fulfilling your deepest desires, it is never to late to start and always too soon to quit.
The only thing worse than a quitter is a person who is too afraid to begin.
Start today and begin by asking yourself the question: "why do I do what I do?"
The billion dollar question is why do you behave in the way that you do?
If you don't know exactly why, then how do you ever expect to change, or correct your behavior?
Isn't that like playing a game that you have no idea about the rules?
Try playing chess, tennis, hockey, baseball or any game for that matter completely ignorant of the factors that you can control.
Chances are you would spend all your energy, attention and focus in areas that would bring you little reward or gain.
You would be making errors and mistakes left right and center, and the worst part is you wouldn't even know why.
Now you can see why so many of us are walking around frustrated about effecting positive changes to our behavior. We don't know
the rules of the game!
In order to effect positive change to anything in your life you first need to know how to control human behavior.
So what do you really think determines human behavior?
Is it our circumstances? No, we are all dealt with a different hand, it's not the cards but how we play them that counts.
Is it our skill? No, because experience shows that success is due less to ability than it is to attitude.
Is it our parents? No, because our behavior can go either way, we can be alot like them, or a lot not like them.
Is it our personality? No, our personalities reflect our behavior as opposed to changing it.
Is it our habits? No, even the worst habit can be replaced with a more empowering one.
What determines human behavior then?
Ok... if you're stumped let's approach the situation from another angle by asking some other questions:
"If you knew a quicker, safer, hassle-free way to improve your life would you go that route?"
Yes, of course. So your driving behavior is only limited to the navigation system of the driver.
How about "if you knew how to lose weight effectively would you take it and apply it"
Chances are yes, and you would use this knowledge to alter your eating behavior.
What if "you could find out the money blocks that are holding you back from abundant prosperity, would you want to know?"
Again, the answer is absolutely yes! You would immediately apply these lessons to make more money flow into your life.
Would you then also agree that the only reason that you are earning your current level of income is because you don't know how to
make more?
Obviously, because why would anyone still choose to make anything less?
No one would. Just like if you knew how to make a billion you wouldn't settle for earning a million. At least Donald Trump and Warren
Buffet wouldn't.
So what is the main ingredient that is in all of these above scenarios?
The answer is knowledge. Knowledge is power. Knowledge is the application of information.
Wisdom is the experience of that knowledge.
Therefore, it all begins with an idea, or new information being inputed into the brain.
"Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions" - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
With better information we make better choices right?
Better choices lead to better beliefs, better decisions, and stronger action.
Our actions repeated over a period of time is what we call behavior.
Information is what allows us to change our behavior and replace our habits.
Awareness is the first and most important step of changing any behavior. You cannot change what you are not aware of correct?
Once we become aware of something that we want to change, we can use that information to make adjustments.
What do we use to make adjustments? More information of course.
Everyday you are either moving towards or away a more authentic life for yourself.
How you recognize, accept and change the information will determine your degree of success in life.
An amazing way to ask for more information to come into your life is through quality questions.
The question to ask yourself to begin with is "Why do I do what I do?"
Write your answers down, discover your triggers, your interests, your conscious contradictions.
Weekly Mindset #52
This weeks Motivating Mindset will help you harness the power of your mind.

Your Mindset challenge this week is getting in the habit of asking yourself:
"What is the value of the questions that I ask myself?"

Ask yourself this question to boost your brainpower and to become better at solving your own problems.


Whether you like it or not, you are destined to encounter problems during your lifetime, it is simply part of the experience of being
But for human beings, it is not the problem that is important, but how we go about solving the problem that matters most.
Whether you realized it or not, you are constantly thinking to yourself and solving problems in the form of self-talk.
Think about when you ran into that old friend from high school and you were struggling to remember their name.
When you ask your subconscious to get it for you, it will usually come back with the right answer, although maybe not at the time you
are face-to-face.
When you ask your subconscious a question, it has no choice but to return an answer to you. You can use this fact to your
advantage. Here's how.
First, make sure that your internal-dialogue is positioned to help solve problems. Monitor the discussion, will this conversation move
you closer to what you want?
If not, then the quality of the questions you are asking yourself may be the first place you want to change.
What if you could change your life just by changing the questions that you ask yourself? Yes you can, you were meant to, and you
can start training yourself to ask better questions.
The moment you wake up tomorrow morning, and before you begin thinking about your day, ask yourself:
"What is the value of the questions that I ask myself?"
This question will give you an idea of whether major changes are needed, or perhaps just a tweak here or there will do the
trick."Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers." ---
Anthony Robbins
Half of your problem-solving power should always be devoted to clearly and accurately defining the problem. An accurate diagnosis
is half the cure.
When you know exactly what the problem is, you are already that much closer to implementing a feasible solution.
Without knowing the exact nature of the problem, you will not very well-equipped to solve it, no matter what the situation.
For instance, if you were unsure why a friend was upset with you, and never took the time to understand why, then how easily could
you solve the problem? Probably not very well. Luckily the ego will usually rectify this problem, so you don't have to worry about it,
through its usual avenues such as justification, blame, denial, anger, etc...
Some people would write-off the friends behavior as too weird or rude to be bothered with, some people even perhaps would ignore
their friend until they "disclosed" the problem.The problem with going this route is that by the time you two actually sit down and talk,
there will be an emotional dam between you both that feels like it is about to burst.
Then, the best question from this lowered mind-frame and highly emotional vibrational state, would likely be: "What is your problem
However, this question often doesn't solve the problem, in fact, it usually makes the situation much worst.
The real issue of why your friend is upset needs to be answered from a different level of thinking then what created the problem. The
real question is not what their problem is but, rather "How can you solve it?".
Which approach do you personally think would be more effective for you, or if it was used on you? Of course, knowing the problem is
half the battle.
Therefore, you can immediately increase your personal effectiveness through the use of critical thinking questions.
A good question will clearly define the problem, uncover any false assumptions, and help your mind focus on a solution.
When it comes to problem-solving, it is not the problem itself, but your perception of the problem that will make the most impact
towards a solution.
For example, asking quality questions such as "What do I already know about this person/topic?", or "How have I solved problems
like this before?" will help you tap into your existing experiences in order to better brainstorm solutions. You must always focus on
how you can be more personally effective, the moment you let up your lower-priority activities will start to consume all of your time,
keeping you busy and burned out. The key to personal effectiveness is the quality of questions that you ask yourself. You can take
stock on the quality of your current level of questions by asking yourself:
"What is the value of the questions that I ask myself?"

The power and affect that quality questions can have on your life is unquestionable.
First, by thinking about quality questions you become more aware of the (normally unnoticed) conversations that you have with
This awareness will help you observe whether your self-talk is effective towards your goals or not. Are you treating yourself as an
unconditional nurturing coach, or a conditional constant critic?
This will help you start to develop a less-biased opinion about whether your actions and self-talk are reinforcing your success, or in
fact negating it.
Quality questions will also help you improve the quality of your inner self-talk, the conversations and commentary you have inside
your head. When you master the anatomy of a quality question you become free to explore the future freely, and also where your
past choices have taken you.
When you are free to explore your self and experiences, you will now start to develop your natural navigation system, use this to
hone in on your dreams. The more valuable questions you ask, the more each quality answer will bring out the capable and
confident person inside of you.
The goal of any quality question is to build a framework for success inside your brain, a process to use yesterday's and today's
experiences in a positive way tomorrow.
With quality questions you can find a way to win, or at least walk away with one lesson to apply in the future, regardless of whether
the experience was good, bad, or ugly.
Asking yourself quality questions is about finding better questions to bring about a better experience for all those involved.
Here is an off-the-cuff example. Imagine for a moment that you have this annoying habit that you want to break, i.e. you tend to talk
too much when you are nervous.
You've determined that this isn't working for you and you want to change it, the first question you might ask yourself is: "Why do I
over-talk when I am nervous?"
Again, all you need to do is ask your subconscious a good quality question, and then patiently sit back and allow for an answer.
Perhaps you will discover that you tend to talk more when you are nervous, because you feel uncomfortable with silence.
What happens when you are not sure what to do with an answer you receive? In this case, all you have to do is ask your
subconscious another question.
Continuing with the example, you know that it's feeling uncomfortable with silence that is the problem, now you can ask your
subconscious why.
The question you might want to ask now is, "Why am I uncomfortable with silence?" and then allow you sub-conscious to answer.
Maybe the 'reason' that returns to you is that you are uncomfortable with silence because you have low self-esteem.
What could you do at this point? Well you could continue to ask another question, i.e. "why you have self-esteem", and continue to
go down the path of your problems.
However, consider now how much more empowering it would be to transport yourself into the realm of solutions?
How about instead of asking "why do I have this problem", you shift your questioning to "what can I do about it"?
In our over-talking example, how about switching from why you are uncomfortable with silence, to "what can I do to not be so
uncomfortable with silence?"
Or, instead you could ask yourself, "In what ways can I communicate more confidently and concisely?"
Now you have shifted the emphasis off of diagnosing the problem, and switched on to finding a solution for the cure.
This works better because now you don't even need to solve your low-self esteem, because if when you find a way to be a more
powerful and confident speaker, your self-esteem will have to match right?
Can you see how this little shift in thinking can make a huge difference. If not, go back and read it again until you get it!
By asking your subconscious questions you can begin to tap into your true power.
Stuck in a situation right now and still not sure where to start?
How about asking yourself a quality question such as: "What does success look like for me?", or "How can I turn my current situation
around to best suit me?", or "What question have I not asked myself, but if I did, would lead to the greatest increase in the quality of
my life?"
The better questions you ask yourself, the better answers you get, the better results occur, and better quality of life you will live.
Ultimately, quality questions add balance to your way of thinking, nurture your way of doing, and help to discover the consciousness
behind being.
You can get a start to discover the power of your questions by asking yourself: "What is the value of the questions that I ask

−   "How can I serve?", "How may I serve?"
−   "How many days left?", "Could today be my last?"
−   "Who Am I Now?", "How Does This Build Me?”
−   "Who am I?", "What do I want?"
−   "Is It True?"
−   "Do I love this?" or asked differently, "Does this _____ support me right now in feeling great?"
−   "What did I learn?" or said differently, "How did I grow?"
−   "What would you trade for $50,000?", "What am I trading for life right now?"
−   "In this moment, what is most important for my success?"
−   "What three people have contributed most to my success?"
−   "Would you date yourself?"
−   "Am I feeling joy?"
−   "What would the new me do?"
−   "What am I tolerating?"
−   "Who am I becoming?"
−   "What's one way to get more energy into my life?"
−   "How do I know the story that I am telling myself is real?"
−   "What am I giving up by seeing only the short term?"
−   "What problems am I blessed with?"
−   "Who should I be hanging around with?"
−   "How am I spending the prime-time of my life?"
−   "How does my personality factor into this situation?"
−   "What can I control?"
−   "How does this information relate to my life?"
−   What is it?, How does it affect me?, What should I do about it?
−   "Am I willing to accept this set-point?"
−   "Does this feel effortless?"
−   "What is stopping me from getting started now?"
−   "Am I tolerating this situation by default?"
−   "How did I grow today?"
−   "What is the true source of my suffering?"
−   "What do I have to be grateful for?"
−   "What don't I already know about this?"

−   "Am I happy with what I have procrastinated?"
−   "Will being offended solve my problem?"
−   "What is the value of my attitude right now?"
−   "What truly improves my life?"
−   "Do my highest values still serve me?"
−   "Am I a lover or a fighter?"
−   "Is this conversation I'm having with myself encouraging?"
−   "What is really keeping me from accomplishing what I want right now?"
−   "How will I use my imagination today?"
−   "How am I spending my attention?"
−   "What new thing did I notice today?"
−   "What should I stop doing?"
−   "How did I get to where I am at right now?"
−   "Is this the best use of my imagination?"
−   "What do I want to change in the world?"
−   "What else could this mean?"
−   "What are the miracles in my life?"
−   "How can I be more allowing?"
−   "Why do I do what I do?"

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