Monday, December 11, 2017

Taking A Break For The Holidays

One of the real joys of the Holiday Season is the opportunity to say Thank You.

Thank you for your continued support and for reading my blog posts.

I am going to take a break for the rest of this year to finish some project and to re-charge my batteries for 2018.

My next blog will be posted on January 8, 2018.

During this time I will also limit my presence on social media.

Here is a great exercise that you might want to check out.
Celebrate yourself and everything that you accomplished during this past year.
Big or small accomplishments...... it doesn't matter. You must celebrate!!!

                             Wishing Everyone a Joyous Holiday Season.

                       Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Embrace Challange

I am willing to challenge myself, because I know I will grow.

When challenge comes up in your life, do you like it or do you feel it's a big inconvenience?

In today's society any inconvenience or challenge is many times a reason to complain and to moan and groan. Any little thing will freak some people out and often they get outraged.

We have lost the challenge mindset and we have instead adapted a complaint mindset or maybe we should call it a comfort mindset.

If you want to be good at anything in life you must learn to love and invite challenge into your life.

High performers love challenge. In a way they are addicted to learning new things and to growth.
They constantly want to get better.
Maybe it's because somewhere earlier in their life they were struggling and they learned that it's through learning and growing they will improve themselves and their lives. And the only way to learn and grow is through challenge.

When we stretch we get better. When we push ourselves we get better faster.

In today's world where convenience is everywhere it's easier to be comfortable than it's to challenge ourselves to push.

As soon as something gets a little difficult people quit. They quit on their dream for their future, they quit on their finance goals, their health and wellness plan and also their relationships.
They are gone as soon as it gets challenging.
At the first sight of hardship, people turn around and they run. If you want to adopt the challenge mindset you must be willing to go for it. Be willing to accept and anticipate challenges and obstacles. When you overcome a challenge, you will become better. Any challenge that happens in your life, you will see yourself overcoming it.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Create Some Magic Moments In Your Life

                           "We wait, starving for moments of high magic to inspire us,
                                  but life is full of common enchantments waiting for
                                                    our alchemist's eye to notice."
                                                           - Jacob Norby

Do you like magic moments or memorable moments?

I know I do and I'm sure a lot of your do.

But often in life and in our relationships with others we have a tendency to get a little lazy.
We get caught up in busyness and we forget to stay in touch with family and friends.
This happens to most of us at some point in our lives.

But since it's soon Christmas why not create some of those magical moment yourself?
Don't wait for others to do it for you.
You can start today by thinking up a few ways how you can do something special for someone you love or care about. It doesn't have to be a big gesture.

How about going out for coffee, lunch or dinner?
Maybe invite them to your home and enjoy your Christmas decoration and some Christmas music while drinking some hot chocolate and catching up on what has been going on in their life?
Another great idea to bring some Christmas cheer or magic to someone is to buy them a nice flower or bake some cookies for them.
It can be as simple as a phone call and make sure that you will have some time to actually listen to the other person without talking about yourself and your life the whole time.

There are a lot of ways to create some magic in our own lives and also in other people lives.
Don't be lazy. Just because you might be busy there are a lot of people that are very lonely and alone during the holidays. When you do something nice for someone you will automatically feel better yourself. It's like the gift that keeps on giving.
All it takes is just a little effort on your part, but you will get so much in return.
And don't give me that crap that you don't have time, because it's not true.
You have time if you are willing to put in a little effort.

The good thing is that not only for the moment will you have fun and enjoy a great conversation with someone that you haven't talked to for a while but you will always be able to revisit the magic moment that you created for the rest of your life and it will absolutely bring a smile to your face.

I don't think that we need to wait for Christmas to come around to create these moments. We can do it all the time. But since it's soon Christmas, it might be a good time to start and then you can continue the habit all throughout the year or even the rest of your life.

And you can also create some magic moments with people that you don't know by volunteering your time to help others. A lot of magic can be created that way.

You don't have to be a magician to create some magic in your life and other people's lives.
All it takes is a few simple ideas and some effort on your part.

Connect with people and create some magic moments together.