Posts Tagged ‘positive thinking’

The Other Side of the Fence

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Why is the grass greener on the other side of the fence?

Greener grass on the other side of the fence…Just jump on over, check the bottom of your shoes and you will see why.

The real trick in finding the “greener grass” you desire, is to water and fertilize the grass on your side of the fence. You will soon find that your grass is greener than you ever dreamed of…..even those pesky “brown spots” will magically disappear.

The water and fertilizer you will need is your determination and persistence.

 

Are you having a difficult time finding your water and fertilizer? You can find it in our program which is fun, motivational, instructional, positive, and personal; it will give you the opportunity to……..LIVE YOUR DREAMS!!!!!

Find your magic fertilizer here.

Seven things to carry with you to help relieve stress

Friday, January 21st, 2011

marbles with hand

    1. A PENNY – You can’t say “I’m Broke.”
    2. An ERASER – You can make all of your mistakes disappear.
    3. An ELASTIC BAND – To stretch yourself beyond your limits.
    4. A STRING – To tie things together when they seem to be coming apart.
    5. A MARBLE – To use if someone says “You have lost your marbles.”
    6. A STAR – To wish upon when it seems your dreams are lost.
    7. A “HUG ME” button – So you can get a hug to lift your spirits.

 

I found the fun information for this article at www.rayhould.com and I enjoyed it so much, I wanted to share it.

Wish with start

Make a wish

10 Simple Things That Will Make You Happy

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Every day you should do something simple that makes you happy!

Being happy will improve your health and it will rub off on those around you. Here are 10 easy reminders of the simple things in life that will make you happier!

    Complete a task
    Give someone a compliment
    Go to bed early
    Go for a walk
    Laugh out loud
    Sing out loud
    Say No
    Spend time alone
    Volunteer
    Write down something you are grateful for

Bonus Tip: Smile at someone and make their day!

Have the happiest day ever!

Motivating Yourself To Change

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

What do you want in life and how do you envision your future?

What is your dream: a new house, a better relationship with your spouse or partner, to get out of debt, to live a healthier life style or just to lose a few pounds? Do you find yourself wasting a lot of time and not doing anything that will help you reach your goals in life?

How can you motivate yourself to change so you can get exactly what you want out of life?

Motivate Yourself - Change Your Life


Firstly, you have to WANT to change; you must choose to change. You, and only you, are in control of your destiny. Choosing to change means that you are willing to do what it takes to get what you want in life; you will give up your daily status quo routine in exchange for something better for tomorrow.

 

Secondly, you must break through barriers to change. Decide what you want and then make a commitment to yourself. Write down your commitment and make a list of the actions you will need to take. Write down what you must give up and how you will do it. Make a plan to not overwhelm yourself, because that will cause failure.

Thirdly, you must motivate yourself. Write down what motivates you; take the time to assess your life and learn about yourself. Know your likes, your dislikes, and what makes you happy and sad. Be aware of what you want in life and put it on paper. You need to know these things before you can begin to change anything.

Don’t let life decide change for you. Don’t wait so long that you have no choice. For example, you lose your job so you have to find a new one or your doctor gives you bad news about your health and now you have to lose weight or suffer terrible consequences.

There are times when you know you need to change, but you only think about it; you don’t take action. Instead of being proactive like seeking new employment before you are laid you off or taking care of yourself, you wait until it’s too late and then you are forced into action.

If you know you want something better in your life, why not take action now?

Find Your Motivation

What do you envision for yourself? What do you want in life? What would make you happy? Get a clear vision of what you want; your vision will solidify your commitment and give you a direction for action.
Without vision, how will you know where you are going? You will continue to live your life status quo and the circumstances of every day will determine your destiny for you.

Motivation to change comes from within.

 

Our self development course will help you work through all of these questions and give you guidance. Through live calls and recorded lessons, we work with you to help you be happier, healthier and more motivated. Start today turning your dreams into reality.

Goals Give You Control Over Your Life AUDIO

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Do you have things you want to accomplish but you never seem to get around to taking action? Setting goals is a powerful and effective way to get results. That is what our program is all about; teaching, motivating and being there for you.

Enjoy this audio clip which is taken from a live Q&A we held for our members. Ken talks about how goals make you accountable and how they help you gain control over your life.

Click on the arrow below and listen from your computer

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

OR Download in MP3 Format by right clicking here

Our lessons and live calls teach effective goal setting, time management, how to break bad habits and then how to create good habits, how to motivate yourself, and much more. You will be more self confident and your quest for self improvement will become a way of life.

Visualize Your Dreams

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Visualization is a key factor in staying motivated. Your mind activates and starts working on your dreams every time you “see” your goal.
visualize your future, visualization, goal setting, dream board
Using visualization is easy when you use a dream board. A dream board is a collage of your goals. Simply create a dream board and hang it where you will see it regularly.

To build your dream board, these are some of the items you will need:

    • Poster board or cork board
    • Pictures or words of your goals
    • Glue, tape, or tacks

Arrange your words and pictures in a fun manner and attach them to your board. Hang your dream board in your shower (using a large waterproof zipper bag), next to your mirror, bed, or in your work area and look at it often.

Stay motivated and energized by starting every day with visualization of your future!

Change Your Words for Success!

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Words are powerful and they can make the difference between failure and success. Words, just like goals, determine our actions.

When we eliminate negative words and substitute them with positive thoughts and words, then we gain hope and courage. We give ourselves encouragement to move toward the successes we deserve.

Below are words you shouldn’t use and a positive substitute word or phrase for each:Words for success, self improvement, goal setting

Quit ……………..I can do it
Cannot ………..I can
Unable …………I am willing and able
Impossible ….If it’s realistic, it’s possible.
But …………….And (usually works)
If ………………..When
Should ……….Will
Won’t …………Will
Maybe ……….For sure
Someday ……Today
Never …………Now
Try ……………..I’ll do it

For just one week, think before you commit to saying a negative word or statement. When you do this, it will improve your happiness, make you more enthusiastic and move you in the direction of your goals.

Share this with someone you care about!

Promise Yourself – The Optimist Creed

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Wonderful creed to live by and that is why I am sharing this.

Promise yourself to be strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words but great deeds.

To live in faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

Christian D. Larson 1912 – The Optimist Creed

Choose to be an optimist; to be happy and spread joy!

Please share this with others.

Request the free Ebook and Audio download from Goals Mentor and start changing your life today!

Positive Life Changes

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

How do you manage change in your life? Changes are essential because they open new doors to opportunity and they create room for adjustments. Accept change because without it, your life may become lackluster and cheerless.

Everyone experiences change, whether it is a change in their job, relationship or health. It may even be a change you initiated that may suddenly seem daunting.

Practice being good at change and always focus on the positive. Sometimes it may take some time to realize that a specific change of circumstance was actually a gift in disguise. The gift you receive may not even be related, in any way, to the change you experienced. For example, you may lose your job but find yourself in a rewarding new relationship would never have taken shape if you were still employed.

Change may lead you to new people, help you develop a stronger belief in yourself, provide you with new opportunities, or inspire you to live a healthier life.

It’s important to be on the lookout for the good that can transpire from unexpected changes.

Request the free Ebook and Audio download from Goals Mentor and start changing your life today!

If you like this, please share the article.

Gratitude

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Knowing what you are grateful for is an important factor to happiness and success.

Being aware of everything that you have to be thankful for will help you create a positive focus. Gratefulness will help you reach your goals because you are seeing all the positive things that are happening in your life.

When you are focused on the things that make you worry, you may fall into an unproductive state, which will set you back from reaching your goals. Even obstacles in our lives make us learn and problem solve, so accept these as opportunities of personal growth.

You are responsible for your success or failures, so let’s focus on successes!

Here are ideas to help bring gratitude into your life every day:

Start a gratitude journal
Create a gratitude list
Add a statement to your power start and give thanks every morning
Read your goals each morning, then add one thing you are grateful for
Put a rock or piece of polished glass in your pocket and every time you see it or feel it, think of something you are grateful for

Realize what you have and who you are and find ways to be thankful for everything.

Request the free Ebook and Audio download from Goals Mentor and start changing your life today!
If you like this article, please share it with others.

Today I Will Master My Emotions

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

“The Greatest Salesman in the World” by Og Mandino an excellent book and it’s not just for salespeople. The concepts in this book will help you to positively alter your attitudes.

Excerpt:

Weak is he who permits his thoughts to control his actions; strong is he who forces his actions to control his thoughts. Each day, when I awaken, I will follow this plan of battle before I am captured by the forces of sadness, self-pity and failure –

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will remember past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be master my emotions.

End excerpt.

I highly recommend this book. It is an easy read and well worth your time!

Request the free Ebook and Audio download from Goals Mentor and start changing your life today!
If you like this excerpt, please share this article with others.

Positively Altering Your Views

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Sometimes it is a challenge to make changes in our life because certain things may seem like a chore to us. Positively altering the way you perceive the changes you are making will produce better results and propel you more quickly toward your goals.

Here are some examples:

I have to manage my time. Change to: I have my priorities straight.
I am dieting to lose weight. Change to: I have changed my relationship with food.
I am working to change my life. Change to: I am transforming my life.
I must always think about self improvement. Change to: I live consciously.

Do an exercise right now.

Write down the changes you are making in your life that you discern to be a chore.

Now, positively modify these transformations.

From today forward, think and talk about these changes with your new and improved declarations!

Request the free Ebook and Audio download from Goals Mentor and start changing your life today!

If you know this article can help others, please share it!

Example of a Powerful Affirmation

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Affirmations and belief in ourselves creates happiness within. Affirmations should be said with strength and conviction; your affirmations should come from your heart. The true power of affirmations cannot be discounted.

I want to share a post called The Power of Positive Thinking written by Lorelei, a friend of mine who has a wonderful blog for parents. Within the post she shares a You Tube video called Jessica’s Daily Affirmation and you don’t want to miss it. If adults learn by example, this is one example we should learn from.

Here is the direct link to the article and video: http://raisingcreativechildren.com/day-smile/

Request the free Ebook and Audio download from Goals Mentor and start changing your life today!

Share this video with others and pass along the joy!

You Choose Your Reaction; The 90/10 Rule

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Discovering the 90/10 Principle will change how you react to situations and it will positively change your life. This principle is written by Stephen Covey and we want to share it with you.

What is this principle?

10% of life is made up of what happens to you. 90% of life is decided by how you react. What does this mean?

We really have no control over 10% of what happens to us. We cannot stop the car from breaking down. The plane will be late arriving, which throws our whole schedule off. A driver may cut us off in traffic. We have no control over this 10%. The other 90% is different. You determine the other 90%.

How? By your reaction. You cannot control a red light. However, you can control your reaction; you can control how you react.

Let us use an example: You are eating breakfast with your family. Your daughter knocks over a cup of coffee onto your business shirt. You have no control over what just happened. What happens next will be determined by how you react. You curse. You harshly scold your daughter for knocking the cup over.

She breaks down in tears. After scolding her, you turn to your spouse and criticize her for placing the cup too close to the edge of the table. A short verbal battle follows. You storm upstairs and change your shirt. Back downstairs, you find your daughter has been too busy crying to finish breakfast and get ready for school. She misses the bus. Your spouse must leave immediately for work.

You rush to the car and drive your daughter to school. Because you are late, you drive 40 miles an hour in a 30 mph speed limit zone. After a 15-minute delay and throwing away $60 on a traffic fine, you arrive at school. Your daughter runs into the building without saying goodbye.

After arriving at the office 20 minutes late, you find you forgot your briefcase. Your day has started terribly. As it continues, it seems to get worse and worse. You look forward to coming home. When you arrive home, you find a small wedge in your relationship with your spouse and daughter.
Why? Because of how you reacted in the morning. Why did you have a bad day?

    A. Did the coffee cause it?
    B. Did your daughter cause it?
    C. Did the policeman cause it?
    D. Did you cause it?
    The answer is “D”.

You had no control over what happened with the coffee. How you reacted in those 5 seconds is what caused your bad day. Here is what could have and should have happened.

Coffee splashes over you. Your daughter is about to cry. You gently say, “Its ok honey, you just need to be more careful next time.” Grabbing a towel, you rush upstairs. After grabbing a new shirt and your briefcase, you come back down in time to look through the window and see your child getting on the bus. She turns and waves. You arrive 5 minutes early to work and cheerfully greet the staff.

Notice the difference? Two different scenarios. Both started the same. Both ended differently.

Why? Because of how you REACTED. You really do not have any control over 10% of what happens. The other 90% is determined by your reaction.

      90/10 Principle by Steven Covey

Understanding and applying the 90/10 principle WILL change your life!

Request the free Ebook and Audio download from Goals Mentor and start changing your life today!

If you like this article, please share it with someone you love.

Planning Your Day and Time Management Tips

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Planning is a critical piece of the puzzle in reaching your goals. Planning makes you extremely more productive because you have written down, and know exactly, what the major and the minor tasks are that you must accomplish each day.

Time, Time Management, PlanningHow many times have you actually thought “Oh don’t forget to do that tomorrow!” Then tomorrow comes and you completely forget about that very important task that really needed to be done. You get slammed with so many interruptions and favors that you either forget or you put that important task on the back burner because other some other urgent, but probably not important task, was taken on by you.

Stephen Covey writes about this phenomenon of getting overwhelmed with unimportant activities in his book “The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People.” He divides tasks into 4 quadrants. The quadrants are labeled with the tags of important, not important, urgent and not urgent.

Important is something that creates results while urgent items are time sensitive or pressing on us.

This is how the quadrants work:

Quadrant 1 is Important and urgent – These things always get done because they are in your face and need to be taken care of right away like crises and result producing pressing issues.Time Management, Juggling Time, Planning, Scheduling

Quadrant 2 Important and not urgent – These are items that seem to always get put on the back burner of your life. This is where you really need to focus and plan because this is the quadrant where many goal action items can be accomplished. Goals seem to take a back seat and get bumped for urgent tasks or pressing issues. This is the quadrant you need to focus on – Important and not urgent.

Quadrant 3 Not Important and urgent – These are things like some calls, some mail, pressing matters, and some meetings that are all time sensitive but not productive and they do not create results.

Quadrant 4 Not important and not urgent – This is the fun square and it’s easy to spend a lot of time here. These are personal phone calls, emails, parties, pleasant activities, and busy work. Be careful not to spend too much of your time here. The key here is learning to say no to things that don’t produce results and have very little goal value.

Be conscientious of where you spend your time!

Now that you understand this theory of planning your time wisely, below are tips for planning.

You need a planner; just one calendar or planner.

    1. Every evening write down your task for the next day and be sure to write down at least on major goal action item.
    2. Write a specific time next to each task. This takes the guessing out of your day.
    Let’s say you schedule to exercise at 6:00 a.m. When you wake up, you don’t say “Well should I work out?” No, you say “I have to get up, do my power start and get started on my work out!” And you are excited to do it!

Don’t use floating notes, which are pieces of paper not attached to anything of significance.

    1. If you don’t carry a portable planner to write appointments and tasks in then carry a small spiral notebook.
    2. Each evening when you begin to plan the next day, transfer everything to your planner, tear out that page and throw it away so you don’t have to look at it again.

Clear and organize your desk or work area at the end of every day. With an organized desk or work area you can jump right into your tasks saving you 15 to 30 minutes the next morning.

It is said that for every 10 minutes of planning, you will save at least one hour of time. This concept alone should motivate you to plan your day. This accounts for about 5 extra hours of time each week to work in quadrant 2!

Make it a habit to plan day planned and watch your life positively change!

“What one thing could you do in your personal and professional life that, if you did on a regular basis, would make a tremendous positive difference in your life? Quadrant II activities have that kind of impact. Our effectiveness takes quantum leaps when we do them.” – Stephen R. Covey from The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Request the free Ebook and Audio download from Goals Mentor and start changing your life today!

If you enjoyed this article, please share it with someone you care about!

First Step in Setting Goals

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

The very first thing you need to do in the goal setting process is to begin with the end in mind.  In other words, how does the movie end? 

Once you can see the end, you need to ask yourself a question.

What is the purpose of my goal?  Having a purpose will give you reasons to pursue your goal.  Each day the choices you make are easy because you have a purpose. 

Everyone will have a different purpose but it should have a positive outcome and should make a difference in the lives of one or more persons.  You may have more than one purpose so include all of your purposes. 

Now that you know the reason you are pursuing a goal, write a present positive statement.  What this means is to write a sentence in present tense as if your goal has already been achieved.

Example 1:  Your end of the movie is that your children will be educated, successful adults and you want to provide the means for that outcome.

Write:  My children are happy and successful.  I provided love, encouragement and financial assistance helping them through college which aided in them becoming responsible adults.

Example 2:  Let’s say your end of the movie is that you are financially free from debt.

Write:  I am debt free and have the freedom and time to ____________________.

This is a brief description of step one on setting goals.  Think it through and write down your purpose.

Request the free Ebook and Audio download from Goals Mentor and start changing your life today!

Please share this article with others!

The Choice Is Yours

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

“Your life is the sum result of all the choices you
make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can
control the process of choosing, you can take control
of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom
that comes from being in charge of yourself.”

–  Robert F. Bennett

Positive Affirmations

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Having a positive attitude and believing in yourself can change your life.  You can achieve anything you believe.  

Positive affirmations set your beliefs and ambitions in motion.  For balance in your life you should have affirmations in every area.  The areas are:

  • Financial
  • Educational
  • Physical/health
  • Family
  • Social
  • Spiritual

Change your life and start today by choosing from the list below or createing your own affirmations for each area of your life.   You may have as many affirmations as you would like for each area.

Write your affirmations down and place them where you can see them every morning and every night and say them out loud and in first person.

Examples of Positive Affirmations:

Today is the best day of my life and tomorrow will be even better
I can achieve what I believe
I am successful
I am financially independent
I make $___________ monthly
I love my job
I drive a ____________
I live in (city)_________, (state)________
I learn two new words every day
I put $_________ each month into college savings plans
I am healthy
I eat healthfully
I exercise 5 times every week
I weigh ________ pounds
I enjoy spending time with my family
My family loves me
My family accepts me for who I am
I love life
I have a large circle of influence
I donate to charities regularly
I am generous and caring
I have a peaceful and satisfying life

Do this right now before you move onto something else.  You will create a positive change in your life by adopting this one simple task. 

Please let us know how this works for you by commenting after two complete weeks.  If you would like more information or guidance, please feel free to send us a private email.

Request the free Ebook and Audio download from Goals Mentor and start changing your life today!

Please share this article with others!

The Essence of Achieving Goals

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Fundamental to goal setting and achieving is hope, belief, confidence, optimism and a positive attitude.  These affirmative feelings are necessary to reaching your goals.

Conversely, pessimism, sarcasm, negativism, fear, doubt, paranoia and attitudes of condemn, complain, and blame are all counter to what it takes to achieve goals. By allowing these states of being, you empower the force that holds you back.

Request the free Ebook and Audio download from Goals Mentor and start changing your life today!

Please share this article with others!

Succeed in Every Aspect of Your Life

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Hello and thanks for visiting!

This site is in the beginning phases and we will be posting a lot of exciting information regularly, so please return!

We want to inspire and help you reach your goals.

Request the free Ebook and Audio download from Goals Mentor and start changing your life today!

Please share this article with others!

You may contact us via email or by leaving a comment.  We will respond with in 24 hours.

Ken@goalsmentor.com or Shanna@goalsmentor.com

Have a fantastic day!