A Sample Test to Test Your Positive Thinking

To find out how positive you are, answer the following questions as honestly as you can using this scoring system: Answers Points Always or almost always 5 Usually 4 Sometimes 3 Rarely 2 Never 1 Put your score in the block on the right: When something unexpected forces you to change your plans, and you are quick to spot a hidden advantage in this new situation? [ ] Do you like most of the people you meet? [ ] When you think about next year, do you tend to think that you will be better off than you are now? [ ] Do you often stop to admire the things of beauty? [ ] When someone finds fault with you …

A Plan Of Action

You have finally made the decision that it is time to make some changes in your life. You know that the only way things are going to get better for you financially, spiritually and physically is if you sit up and take action. You know you have to put forth the effort in order to reap the rewards. So how exactly are you going to implement these changes? You are going to have a “plan of action”. A plan of action is crucial to your success. Without a plan it is merely a thought. When you add your thoughts to paper coupled with a desire to see them become realities and proceed to do everything possible to fulfill that desire …

A Motivation Theory To Try Right Now

A good motivation theory has to recognize the fact that we each get motivated differently. In the practice of neuro-linguistic programming or “NLP” this is taken into account in many ways. One of the more useful NLP theories is the concept of “away-from” and “towards” personalities. Of course, we each have both modes of operation as a part of the way we function, but often one is dominant in each of us. Those in who the “towards” motivation dominates will be more affected by thoughts of future rewards. Those with a primarily “away-from” motivational style, will be more affected by thoughts of escaping pain or trouble. Why not use this test to get an idea about which motivational style dominates …

Christmas decorating on a budget – your budget friendly Christmas

You love celebrating Christmas just like everybody else does, but still you want to save some money for the New Year too? You absolutely have an option to go for Christmas decorating on a budget. Christmas decorating on a budget doesn’t mean that you will make a sad face thinking that you won’t get to glitter as everybody else around your place. Be happy, you rather have an option to go different the entire way, and instead smile thinking that while your neighbors are spending all their money on shopping and buying costly things to decorate their house, you are going to do the same and save some money too. Christmas decorating on a budget – take it as a …

A Change will do you Good

As the last rays of summer’s warmth ebb away and the gentle breezes of autumn waft themselves upon us, we recognize once again, that change is inevitable. Nature is constantly changing and yet, so many people have the notion that change is frightening. People are creatures of habit and some find it difficult to adjust to changes that are certain to come our way. Life is like an old, comfortable pair of shoes. We may realize that we need new ones and we may even find new ones we really like, but, we know that changing will cause us discomfort for a little while until we break them in. Sometimes we need to realize that life isn’t always easy. What …

Are you struggling in life ?

Do you recognise the following. You’ve a partner, a lovely child and most things aren’t running smoothly these days. You’re not feeling down or depressed but you’re quickly irritated, a bit tensed and anxious. Your spouse feels that situation and talks with you about it. You wave the problems away telling they don’t exists. At work you’re having a busy period. Several major decision are made for you and you’re about to tell some employees that they might lose their job. It isn’t your call but yet you’re feeling uncomfortable with the whole situation. Time comes closer for those bad-news-conversations. You’re wondering if you should have done something to prevent the lose of jobs. You think you did the best …

Are You Programmed For Success…Or Failure?

Have you ever wondered why some people just have it all? They’re well liked by everyone they meet, financially set and attractive…but what stands out most is their beaming sense of self-confidence when they enter a room. It’s almost as if they have a certain “presence” that gives off positive vibes. Not everyone is this fortunate, however. There are people who are faced with low self worth, they struggle to maintain positive relationships and often feel resentful towards people who are better off than they are. So what’s the difference? How can one person be so incredibly successful while another person constantly struggles just to get by? The answer lies in what I call your “Invisible Lifestyle.” Your Invisible Lifestyle …

Are you homeless? Does your Soul have a Home?

Are you homeless? Does your Soul have a Home? – By Joseph Ghabi How do you feel when you see homeless people on the street? Many of us feel disgusted when we look at them and others do not even acknowledge their existence as if they’re worthless and irrelevant. Some of us even consider them as being nothing but drunks and junkies. We all have different ways of interpreting the lives of these people, but in the end, we all believe that they are less fortunate than ourselves. Some of us already understand that perhaps something in a homeless person’s life went wrong and forced them to be where they are. Some people might even say that a homeless person …

Are You an Achiever or are You an EXCUSIOLOGIST?

It would be a fairly safe bet that if you are reading this article then you are on the lookout for something more in your life than what you already have. Whether you are searching for a new business, a new opportunity, a part-time income or even a lotto system it all stems from one source – dissatisfaction of present circumstances. Now you might already be quite successful at what you do, so you might be coming from a position of boredom. Nevertheless, what you are seeking is change. Let me tell you a little secret… There will be NO change in your life until there is a change in YOU. Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher said, as far back as …

An Attitude of Gratitude

Well, it’s Thanksgiving again for the Canadians, and here in Germany we have celebrated our Erntedankfest, but anytime of the year is a good time to practice an attitude of gratitude. William James said, “The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. “ So many times people become discontent with their lives and surroundings and is it any wonder? There is a whole industry set up to make us feel inadequate. We are not thin enough, or not rich enough, or not hip enough because we are not buying the latest products on the market. The message rings loud and clear: We are not good enough!!! . How …

Action Speaks Louder

We’ve all been in that place. You have a pretty good idea what must be done, but you can’t do it. You know it is the appropriate thing to do, but you just can’t act. You are stuck. You mull the circumstances over and over in your head, but still you don’t really do anything about it. You wait…wait for life to come along and work it out for you. Then you accept the outcome. There are times when this approach might be okay, perhaps even the best choice; but most of the time we just don’t have the courage to make a decision. That’s what it boils down to, you know…courage. Well, I know that’s the case for me …

7 Great Success Ideas!

Let history’s greatest minds help you to find true success and happiness today. Plato. Socrates. Aristotle. Confucius. Thomas Aquinas. Hundreds, even thousands of years later, the names of the great philosophers remain legendary, their ideas continuing to captivate minds, stimulate thought, and shape the course of human history. But what are those ideas? Why are they still impacting the way people think, understand, and act? Most importantly, how can they help YOU to live a happier, better, more fulfilling life today? In The Seven Greatest Success Ideas: ‘A-HAs’ That Are Guaranteed to Take Your Life to the Next Level, public philosopher, author, and renowned business consultant Tom Morris reveals what the greatest philosophers in human history have to say about …

6 Ways To Overcome Shyness And Gain Confidence

Are you shy? Do you have difficulty coping with people or situations? Then I have good news for you. You do not have to suffer from shyness and you should not feel insecure and fear that you are being judged with every step you take. Winning the war with shyness takes practice, but is definitely well worth the effort as the result is increasing confidence and self esteem. Wake up feeling good about yourself, able to face the world with confidence and security and the knowing that no feeling of shyness can come in your way of achieving your desires. There are hundreds of books written on the subject of how beat shyness and gain confidence, but there are a …

5 Tips To Supercharge Your Motivation

Motivation is the driving force behind life-enhancing change. It comes from knowing exactly what you want to do and having an insatiable, burning desire to do what’s necessary to get it. It keeps your dream on track as it is the power of motivation that keeps you going when the going gets tough. Here’s 5 top tips to help you supercharge your motivation: 1. Create a picture board and fill it with images of your desired goals. The car you want to own, the house you want to live in, the area where you want to live yes, they’re the obvious ones. Others could be pictures of holiday destinations, trophies, first-class travel tickets, clothes you want to buy, fine restaurants …

29 Motivational Quotes for Business and other Work Environments

Some days a motivational quote can provide a quick pick-me-up for employees and even management. They can be a breath of fresh air when it comes to a drab afternoon. These are also a great way to jazz up a newsletter or a memo or even to simply print and attach to a bulletin board. Using quotes like these are perfect ways to create a motivational and successful work environment. As Mr. Rick Pitino says “The only way to get people to like working hard is to motivate them. Today, people must understand why they’re working hard. Every individual in an organization is motivated by something different.” –Rick Pitino Motivational Quotes: 1. Mahatma Gandhi: You must be the change you …

10 Simple Steps to Self-Motivation and More Sales

Every day of your life you are selling yourself, nothing happens until you’re successful at doing that. We’re all in the selling business whether we like it or not. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lawyer or an accountant, a manager or a politician, an engineer or a doctor. We all spend a great deal of our time trying to persuade people to buy our product or service, accept our proposals or merely accept what we say. Before you get better at persuading or influencing other people – you need to get better at self-motivation and selling yourself. Here are 10 simple steps to self-motivation: #1 – You must believe in the product Selling yourself is pretty much like selling …