Thursday, April 13, 2017

3 levels of prosperity

I am looking forward to 16th May 2017.

"Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons."
-- Woody Allen

To become more prosperous, we need to change on at least two levels. 

First, we must ensure our financial affairs are in order. 

We need an income that at least covers our expenses. 

And we need a foundation of habits, tools and skills so we achieve some financial stability in our day-to-day experience.

Second, we must become aware of the beliefs we hold around money and prosperity. 

If we unconsciously believe we are lacking in some way, then no matter what we do, we will unconsciously sabotage our own efforts to improve our finances.

And third, it's helpful to understand the spiritual principles that govern our level of abundance. 

Once we know those principles, we can work effectively within them to attract abundance to us.

"If you're prosperous in soul, you'll be prosperous in whole."
-- Mark Victor Hansen

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Self actualisation

"Every human action, whether it has become positive or negative, must depend on motivation."
-- Dalai Lama

Monitoring what motivates me has helped me see how I am growing. 
I do things for different reasons now than I did 10 years ago. 
As we pay ongoing attention to our motives, we can see how both our conscious and unconscious attitudes are changing.

Here are some ways that our motives can shift with rising consciousness:
  • I desire
  • I want to collect things
  • I want to know
  • I want to serve
  • I want to be
What are your motives as you participate in life?

"There are three kinds of people and three kinds of richness:
  • people who want to have, to collect
  • people who want action, work and labor
  • people who want to be
"The real richness is in be-ness. People can take all that you have, all that you collected. People can stop your labor, or an accident can stop you. When you are, you never lose what you are."
-- Torkom Saraydarian

"You are what you think. You are what you go for. You are what you do!"
-- Bob Richards

"A good intention clothes itself with power."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our process is clear. First 'know yourself' - your personality and direction in life. Then 'create a plan'. Next 'heal yourself and what holds you back. Then you can expand and 'grow yourself'

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

2017 focus

1. Block Distractions

When you sit down to work, don’t play.

Work from an environment conducive to focus. Remove all distracting stimuli .

Disable email notifications.

Use an app like SelfControl to block out distracting sites.

Neil has his assistant lock his phone away when he gets to work.

You should too.

2. Stay Calm (and healthy)

Plenty of research our there concludes that staying calm is the key to achieving clarity and making important decisions.

Stress lowers our immune system and has a negative effect on the prefrontal cortex --- the part of the brain controls our ability to be rational.

Basically – stress makes you behave irrationally, perform at lower levels, and make bad decisions.

This is why nearly every top performer has some kind of meditation ritual…

3. Keep Your Goals In Mind

With every decision you make, think about the big picture and your five-year plan

Thinking about your long term goals and future puts meaning behind everything decision you make now, in the present.

Just ask yourself:

Where is this action leading?

Is it taking me closer to my vision?

Or am I “reacting” out of fear or distraction?

Get clarity + take action

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Five simple rules for happiness

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1. free your heart from hatred 
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2. free your mind from worries 
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3. live simply 
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4. give more 
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Monday, September 05, 2016

You think you have a problem?

Everyone has problems.
Different ones.
People complain that they have work problems. All the time.
I tell them, the company or boss pays your salary? For WHAT?
This is exactly why we pay for something. 
There is a price to solve a problem. 
We are willingly paying a lot of money to solve our problems, as long as it is affordable, convenient and solved. 
We always pay for solutions –
  • We pay banks interest to finance our home purchase so that we have a place to stay
  • We pay the mechanics to make our car running again
  • We pay the doctors to prescribe our illnesses so that we can recover and back on our feet again
This is so obvious. But yet many people ignore the fact.
You want to have a pay raise but you don’t want more problems to solve in your current job.
Your company can’t grow because when you face a problem, you get back to your comfort zone.
Remember this, opportunity is everywhere. Identify a problem, and offer your solution to it. Then others will be happy to pay you over and over again. So that you will be happy too.
Tell me, what problem can you solve now?

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

What is grit?

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Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. 

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Grit is having stamina. 

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Grit is sticking with your future, day-in, day-out. 

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Not just for the week, not just for the month, but for YEARS. 

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And working really hard to make that future a reality. 

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Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint

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