Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Power of Team: You Need Never Be Alone

The Power of Team is the newest motivational book in the Wake Up ... Live The Life You Love series and I'm a co-author of the book, along with the likes of Dr. Wayne Dyer, Anthony Robbins, Bill Bartmann and Steven E.

One of the key messages of the book is that there is tremendous power to be leveraged by being a part of a team. In other words, "you need never be alone".

That's in fact the title of my contribution to The Power of Team, "You Need Never Be Alone".

Here's a video I put together of my article which appears in the book -- this will give you a strong flavor of the quality of the information you will find in The Power of Team.

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Watch my video The Power of Team: You Never Need Be Alone now.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Dr. Randy Pausch: Carnegie Mellon Last Lecture

Sadly, Dr. Randy Pausch, a professor at Carnegie Mellon passed away this past Friday, July 25th, 2008 of pancreatic cancer.

Randy's lecture "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams", which he gave at Carnegie Mellon on September 18, 2007, became a YouTube phenomenon. It was moving and yet inspiring lecture, one of the most powerful I've certainly ever seen. And of course this is because Dr. Pausch knew he was dying.

In tribute to Dr. Randy Pausch and the countless lives his story has impacted, here again is the full lecture in which he shares, before a packed McConomy Auditorium his lessons learned and his advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals.

It's 76 minutes long and well worth the entire time spent watching.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Using Law of Attraction: the Downside to Deliberate Creation

Law of attraction is a fundamental universal law and the foundation of deliberate creation -- that is deliberately creating the life you want.

The concept of law of attraction isn't new. It's been popularized as a term over the past 20 years or so, but it's also referred to or described throughout the "new thought" archives going back well over 100 years..

But here's the kicker: law of attraction has a downside. It works whether you are aware of it or not.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Self Limiting Beliefs: Overcome Obstacles to Success

Self limiting beliefs are the single most significant obstacles that we must learn to overcome in order to be successful in our lives.

In that regard, they are much like crocodiles lurking in the shadows of the swamps in our minds.

In today's post, I've put together a video with my thoughts about the nature of self limiting beliefs, explain where the "crocodile" analogy came from, and share my opinion about what success is possible for us if we believe, focus, and persist. Enjoy the video.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Create the Life You Want With a Simple Daily Recipe

Want to create the life you want by following a simple daily recipe?

It's a lot more straight forward than we tend to think. Today I've prepared a video for you that walks you through the steps.

It's a simple recipe that enable you to live the life you want every day ... a life of inspired abundance.


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Empowering Language: Be Who You Want To Be

Empowering Language: Who Do You Want To Be?

Do you use empowering language that emphasizes who you want to be in your conversations?

Last night I was on a call in which the conversation focused upon the language we use with ourselves and other people.

The specific question that was raised was whether we make a point of speaking with people (and ourselves) in a fashion consistent with where people say they want to be rather than where they are.

So, for example, if you declare it's your intention to be a millionaire and to live a life of inspired abundance, travelling the world, do I have my conversations with you within that context?

If I were and there was, lets' say, a sporting event coming up we wanted to attend, I might say something such as "do you want 2 ringside seats or 4?"

Notice that this is very different than saying "can you afford to go?"

In one case I'm holding the space for you to be who you say you intend to be, whereas in the other I'm effectively holding the space for your limitations.

I find this a very interesting conversation.

It gets even more interesting when we consider the language we're using with ourselves.

By saying something like "I'd like 4 ringside seats, I wonder what would be the most effective way for me to get them," I'm holding the space for my being who I say I intend to be. This is very different than saying "there's no way I can afford to go".

Will you find a way to get to the event? Maybe. Regardless, you are utilizing much more empowering language with yourself and with others which will promote a successful mindset over time.

This is a simple example, but I believe the conversation is very pertinent to cultivating a wealthy, prosperity mindset.

What do you think? Are you using empowering language or disempowering language in your conversations?

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Get the Results You Want: Persistence & Commitment

What results are you committed to in your life?

The results you've got today are a reflection of what you've been committed to in the past -- they reflect the personal persistence and commitment you've demonstrated through your past decisions, choices and actions.
The first time I heard someone tell me this, I rejected the suggestion outright. I hadn't chosen the results in my life that I dislike -- and I certainly didn't feel committed to negative results. Why would someone suggest such a thing?
And yet now, I've come to understand that this is precisely true.
That's not to say I wanted the results ... I clearly didn't. But there's no disputing the results come to me as a direct result of the decisions I chose to make (or not make), the choices I made about where and how to spend my time, and the actions I took along the way.
And this is true for you and your results as well.
This is a key tenet of the concept of personal responsibility. And it's at times a bitter pill to swallow.

And yet the solution is readily apparent. If the results I have today reflect the decisions, choices and actions I've made in the past, then the results I get in future will be determined by the decisions, choices and actions I take in the present.
So right now, based on where I'm at, what is it I want that's most important to me? What is it I'm committed to? What outcomes are reflective of the life of inspired abundance I truly desire?
Tomorrow's results are determined by today's choices
And how, from this moment forward, do I choose to operate differently than I have in the past? Because I know that in order to get a different outcome, I must make different decisions, better choices, and take different actions than I have in the past.
By now I'm sure you've come to realize, as have I, that the degree of persistence you bring to the party is reflective of your level of commitment.
If what I say I want is to lose weight, but I opt for 2 scoops of ice cream after dinner, how committed am I to the outcome? Apparently not very ...
And if I don't immediately see the results I want, do I choose to quit? If I quit and choose not to persist, then how committed am I to the outcome? Not committed enough.
Every day, we all get the opportunity to examine the results we're getting, take personal responsibility for them by acknowledging we took certain decisions, choices and actions which led to them, and then take stock and make the conscious choice to commit to something different.
And if you operate throughout your day within the context of understanding that it's the decisions, choices, and actions you take today that demonstrate the results you're committed to and want for tomorrow, then more often than not you'll find yourself getting more of the results you want over time.
So, with all that being said, what results are you committed to today? Are the choices, decisions, and actions you're taking reflective of that?

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Benjamin Zander: classical music and passion for life

Benjamin Zander discusses the wonder of classical music in an address which serves as a wonderful analogy for anything we'd like to accomplish in life ... if we just persist, tune into our passion, and hold strong to our belief.

Benjamin Zander has two infectious passions: classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it -- and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, new connections.

What inspires you as you watch (and listen) to this video?