Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Manifesting Your Desires

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An interesting Internet article I recently came across that speaks to a belief I have.

You can manifest your desires

“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous.... “

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You are much more powerful than you may realize. You can manifest your desires, change your life 360 degrees and impact your world in unimaginable ways. You're probably thinking, "if I'm this powerful, why am I not already doing all the things you just mentioned?" That is a very good question... and here is the answer.

You see... there are powerful universal laws that operate all the time. You cannot see them, but they are there. These laws can and will allow you to manifest your desires, once you know how they work and apply them to your life. If you don't know about these laws or how they work.... Or you know about these laws, but don't apply them, your life will not change in the way that you want it to change.

The movie, "the secret" introduced world-wide audiences to one of these laws, the law of attraction. However there are other laws which work hand-in-hand with the law of attraction to bring you more money, better health, a house of your own or personal fulfillment. If you want your current "reality" to change, you have to change your inner reality, which are the thoughts, beliefs and feelings that occupy your mind every second of every day. All the things that you currently see and experience as reality is simply a symptom of what is happening inside of you. Change what is on the inside and you automatically change what is on the outside.

What you experience today is a result of what you created yesterday and the day before. Unless, you change something inside of you today, tomorrow will continue the same way that yesterday and the day before has been.

But how do I create the new reality I want as opposed to the current reality that I don't want? You do this by focusing only on the new reality that you want.

I know this is easier said than done, but you can do it.

- b2

Monday, February 13, 2012

Helping Others...

"We can benefit others through our actions by being warm and generous toward them, by being charitable, and by helping those in need..."

- Dalai Lama

Hello Friendly Blog Followers...

This past week I spent time with 3 incredibly, inspiring individuals.

3 people, deserving of so much more out of life.

3 people, with different sets of issues to overcome.

3 people, that I've committed to helping.

3 people, who's life is about to change.

3 people, who will have a blessed life in 2012

3 people, who will change their family's legacy

I am blessed and grateful for this opportunity.

What are you blessed and grateful for?

- b2

Friday, February 10, 2012

Your Destination

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Last night on my way home from some meetings, I jumped on a phone call with with one of my mentor's (and great friend), Mr. Glen Williams (from Ottawa).

During our conversation, he mentioned to me that the prior evening he was driving and listening to a song. The song was called, "The River" by an artist that I worked with years ago (Garth Brooks)

It's an inspirational & motivating song, even if you aren't a fan of country music...

Glen said he was singing along with the chorus..."I will sail my vessel till the river runs dry, I'll never reach my destination if I never try!"

Then Glen said, that during the second run-through of the chorus, he actually (out loud) sang "I'll never reach my destination if I never try." Then he paused for a moment and actually punched the console beside himself and yelled out loud, but if I don't have a %#*£¥% destination I'll NEVER reach it!!!!

Ladies & gentlemen...The reason for this post is exactly what Glen felt and experienced. It's the exact same thing as I felt when I heard Glen talk about this experience.

If you don't have a destination - you will NEVER get there - That's a guarantee?

Think of it this way...If you got in your car right now, with no detination in mind, you'd either drive around forever, or end up in some place you never wanted or needed to be, but the only reason you'd be there is becasue you stopped and questionned why you were there in the first place.

Right now...Make a decesion...Define and set a goal and write it down...Write on a piece of paper. Tape it on the fridge, closet door, bathroom mirror - Do It right now - otherwise you'll end up on the path to nowhere...

- b2

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Positive Mind

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A positive mind is not a fruit hanging on a tree to fetch whenever we need it.

It's a power.

If you want to use it, you must first discover it in your very soul.

All the things and power we need to build up a happy life is in there.

We just need a truthful vision to find out what we need most.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Don't Stop Asking Questions...

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- A very interesting article from motivational speaker, Chris Widener...

Eleven years ago I took my son on a trip. We left the house at 6 am on Monday and got home at 9 pm on Thursday. That is just 87 hours. However, that is 84,293 questions!

Don't Stop Asking So Many Questions!

I mean, ten-year-old kids can ask questions! They are question machines! It was a virtual question-palooza! He wanted to know why we got up so early, why we chose that airline, when we would get there, what things meant in the books we were reading, how they got the jelly filling in the donuts, and on.... and on.... and on.... For four days!! Even my friend who drove us to the airport told my wife later that he asks a lot of questions, even at 6 am! Anyway, you get the point.

I found myself repeatedly saying what thousands of you have said many times yourself, I'm sure: Stop asking so many questions!

And then it hit me: This is why so many people lose their ability to achieve success. We tell them to stop asking so many questions. That's right, we methodically strip our children of their innate inquisitiveness. And then when they get older we wonder why they don't think for themselves! We told them to stop asking questions! They were born with a desire to understand the world around them and we, because of our frustration with the process, tell them to stop asking questions. What happens when you tell someone repeatedly to stop asking questions? They stop asking questions. It is a classic example of negative feedback and association. The chances are high that it happened to you to some degree.

But being inquisitive is inherent to long-term success. We must constantly be asking questions of others and ourselves. We must relentlessly be questioning processes that we use. We must always question whether or not products can be improved. Questioning is what produces new answers, which leads us to forge new ground.

Where does that leave us? Recommit yourself to asking lots of questions. Start by going through the basics: Who, what, when, where, why and how. Except, put "why" at the front of the list. Why? Because "why" gets behind the scenes even more so that the other questions do. "Why" deals with more than facts; it deals with motives and reasons. "Why" can be very enlightening.

After all, "Why" is about 80% of all of the questions that kids ask, and if anybody knows how to ask questions, it is kids. That is, if we let them.

So, as you live your life, let yourself ask lots of questions. Yes, people will wonder if you are a troublemaker, but you will know that you are pursuing enlightenment, knowledge, and the wisdom that will take you far beyond those who chose to live as others tell them life shall be lived!

Don't stop asking so many questions, and if you have kids at home, don't stop them either!

Till next time...

- b2

Monday, February 6, 2012

Laying the Foundation

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A "rock-solid" article from Mr. Ziglar via Mr. Rohn...

Laying the Foundation by Zig Ziglar:

There are six characteristics that comprise the foundation stones of your life and your success. The six characteristics are honesty, character, faith, integrity, love, and loyalty. All of these foundation stones are necessary to create a Wheel of Life that is balanced and will produce the kind of success I’ve described. In my eighty-five years of living I have learned that people who compromise any of these principles usually end up with only a beggar’s portion of what life offers them. I’ve seen people acquire money through dishonesty and deceit, but their friends are few and they lack true peace of mind. The business professional who alienates his family in his climb to the top is not a success.

People who have no faith in something greater than themselves can only rely on themselves in times of great difficulty. The longer I live and the more successful people I meet, the more convinced I become that these foundation stones are the most critical success weapons you have in your arsenal.

Why are these foundation stones so important to your success? Well, I’m glad you asked, because I’m going to tell you! A human being goes through life thinking and doing. Then they usually do what they think about most of the time. I want to remind you that you were born to win. I also want to remind you that you are what you are and where you are because of what’s gone into your mind, but you can change what you are and where you are by changing what goes into your mind. The reason this is so is because you generally do what you think. Your thinking drives your choices. Choices determine the action you take, and action produces the results of your life. You can only think in ways consistent with the information you have in your mind. So to change what you do, you have to change the way you think, and to think differently, you need to change what goes into your mind.

Who we are is determined by the foundation stones of honesty, character, faith, integrity, love, and loyalty. The six foundational stones essentially provide the raw material for all your thinking. As such, they become the core characteristics of what you are, do, and have, which ultimately determines the results you get in life. These stones form your code for success or failure because your thinking and your actions must be consistent with the characteristics of the foundation you build.

I wish it were possible for me to introduce you to the many personable, persuasive, talented—even brilliant—people I have met in my travels who are generally just one step in front of the bill collector and sometimes just two steps ahead of the law. They are always looking for a “deal” and the “fast buck.” They never build very much or very high, because they have no foundation to build on. Others don’t realize that the real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job; that you can best get to the top by getting to the bottom of things and then climbing the stairs of success, one at a time. Success and happiness are not matters of chance but choice. The foundation stones provide the basis for making the right choices.