How to Create Thriving Opportunities During Unfortunate Times

If you’d like to learn how to thrive during uncertain times so you can always find ways to be successful, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. The current situation we are all dealing with in the world has had an unprecedented impact on businesses, both new and established, across every industry imaginable. From tourism and travel to retail and even e-commerce, business is down and there is an uncomfortable sense of uncertainty across the world. There are always going to be unfortunate world events that we have to deal with head-on, but a global pandemic like we are currently experiencing is unchartered waters for most business owners and entrepreneurs. One …

6 Simple Ways to Combat StressPick the Brain

No doubt we live in stressful times. Political and social unrest and a pandemic are piling on top of the normal stresses of daily life. Undue stress can lead to insomnia, fatigue, headaches, depression, and serious medical conditions. If you feel severely overwhelmed, it might be wise to consult a doctor. But there are six simple ways to combat stress on your own. 1. Go Outside and Take a Breath Researchers know a breath of fresh air cleanses contaminants from your lungs. They also know your brain uses about 20% of the oxygen you take in, so the more air you get, the better your mind functions – and that makes you think more clearly and have a better state …

3 Ways to Finally Commit to the Career Change You’ve Been Dreaming About

How many times have you said you were going to leave the job that makes you miserable, burned out and empty only to give up after hitting a roadblock or rough patch? We’ve all done this, started out with the best of intentions but we quit trying and end up right where we started or worse.  We end up feeling defeated and telling ourselves we’re a failure. Or we justify staying where we are because we question whether the change is worth it. We rationalize that we have a good-paying job, it’s stable, there’s financial security, it’s a good company, it’s an impressive place to work, etc. Why does this happen? Why is it so difficult to stick with a …

Hold on to your Dreams

How many times have you abandoned an idea, project or dream because someone made a disparaging remark or rolled their eyes when you told them about it? Relinquishing your dreams All too frequently we allow others to dictate what is good, right or possible. We allow them to steal our dreams. Notice I use the word “allow.” No one can put you down, stomp on your dream, or kill an idea of yours unless you allow them to. Consider that: The movie Star Wars was rejected by every movie studio in Hollywood before 20th Century Fox finally produced it. It went on to be one of the largest-grossing movies in film history. As a child, Sylvester Stallone was frequently beaten …

Following Your Passion

I’d like to write a few lines here to tell about a quite valuable concept that I read about while browsing a very educational website. The concept I’m referring to is that of following your passion. Let me start by saying that a person’s passion will arouse and inspire him/her to put effective effort into action. And the enthusiasm from this inspiration is in fact contagious. It will vitally affect all with whom this persons comes into contact. Your passion for something affects you in the same way steam can forcefully move a locomotive. This is why the most successful leaders will make it a point to inspire moments of passion and enthusiasm in their followers. When a person makes …

Focus on Others to Feel Better Yourself – 5 Kindness Motivation Tips

Focus on Others to Feel Better Yourself – Many times we can be guilty of focusing mostly on our troubles and worries. It can become an effort to do the everyday things like washing dishes, mowing the lawn, feeding the kids a decent meal. Is there a way to overcome these feelings that keep us down and unwilling to do the things we need to do? Is there a way to get back on track emotionally and make a difference at the same time? One surefire way to get your mind off your troubles and to make a difference is to stop focusing on yourself and focus instead on someone else and their needs. There are countless people who very …

Fire Up Your Motivation

You should be able to find several indispensable facts about motivation in the following paragraphs. If there’s at least one fact you didn’t know before, imagine the difference it might make. It’s so difficult to go on when everything seems to fail, isn’t it? Are there times in your life when you really want to call it “quits” because you just can’t see any good results from all the hard work you’ve done? Hold your horses! Never ever think of giving up. Winners never quit and quitters never win. Take all negative words out of your mental dictionary and focus on the solutions with utmost conviction and patience. The battle is never lost until you’ve abandon your vision. But what …

Fear Not

Modern psychology today seems to suggest that living with fears is normal. Some popular phrases are, “Accepting your fears”, “Managing your fears”, “Embracing your fears”, or, “Coping with your fears.” But is that really the way the Creator intended us to live, with fear? Fear will always limit you and keep you from being the person you really want to be. Fear is destructive and it ruins lives. Learning to live with your fears is not the answer. Ignoring your fears is not the answer. Getting rid of your fears is the answer and it is available. If it is “normal” to live with fear why is it that not clearly spelled out to us in the Bible? In fact, …

FAQ’s about Employee Motivation.

The success of your business depends on the people who work for you. By working hard and exhibiting all their talents, your employees play a critical part in keeping your customers satisfied. This is where employee motivation is critical. It is the “bosses” responsibility to motivate employees which in turn will give them an overall better outlook on their job and will help them to strive to do their jobs to the best of their ability. One of the hardest and most important things that a boss can do is to keep good employees, not just manage them. Motivation is a key aspect in keeping employees happy and to creating a positive work environment. The ways to motivate your employees …

Enhance Wellness by Doing Something Different with NLP

Many people would say that it is absolute madness to keep on doing the same thing, time after time, expecting to get a different result or for something different to happen. Alternatively, many people, especially those in the personal development, NLP and wellness fields of varying natures, would describe it as intelligent to have a goal and be wonderfully flexible about how you go about achieving it. It is this intelligent idea of enhancing wellness that I want to highlight today with NLP. If what you’re doing isn’t working or increasing your wellness, do something else; I was working with a corporate client recently and had been working with one of their senior managers using NLP and various other techniques. …

Employees – Money Is Not The Only Inspiration

How to inspire employees to perform better and continue retaining their loyalty with the company? Ask this question around and the first option may be given as to raise the pay. Is raising the salary the only method of inspiring employees? Let us look at some others that can make a difference. The first thought of money and inspiration means that we subconsciously compare our employees to machines. Add more fuel, maintain and it will perform better but that is for machines. Humans are certainly not machines. If money was the main motivating factor, you would not find people working for humanitarian and non profit causes without any money in return. So when we think about motivating employees, we have …

Dreams Are They Good Or Bad?

Dreams that you have at night are bad if they are “Nightmares”, but the dreams you have that make you feel great and inspired – those are “Goodmares”. So have you been have “Nightmares” or “Goodmares”? If you are feeling oppressed or depressed you are probably have the first one, but if you have good things going on you are probably have the second. Some say that the first one could be a premonition of things to come or an evilness in the dreamer. But could it just be an inner talk going on within you that is allowing your mind to create these? I am not a psychologist, have never studied Sigmund Freud and really don’t delve in that …

Don’t Let the Outtakes Take You Out

One of my favourite things I like to watch is the bloopers and outtakes that are shown of mistakes made during the making of a movie. Most DVD’s have a section of outtakes to be viewed, and often they will set me off laughing, especially when you know what was supposed to happen. In one sense it seems strange to laugh at other people’s mistakes, and yet we all do it, and our enjoyment is not usually of malicious intent. We laugh because we can all relate and identify how much part of being human such bloopers are! We all make mistakes, and have many bloopers and outtakes in a lifetime. Some of them may be funny like movie bloopers, …

Don’t argue – Ask questions

As the saying goes “It takes two to tango.” Well, it also takes two to argue. It is impossible to have an argument with someone if they don’t participate. If your goal is to reach a solution and create a win/win outcome, arguing isn’t the route to take. Instead the best way to reach a collaborative conclusion is to ask questions. We are taught to ask questions in coaching so the other person can hear in their own words the solutions. In fact it is said that coaches do not ask questions so they can hear the answer, but so the client can hear the answer. Questions allow the person to take ownership and responsibility for the solution. Although there …

Discover Your Path to Success – Part 4

In Part Three, I promised we would get into the resources. Before we do, however, let’s discuss a treasure that most of us have been exposed to, but don’t take nearly enough time out of our day to focus on – the power of prayer. This may offend some people, but I hope it does not; as that is not my intent. As humans, we have progressed in so many ways, but we have lost touch with our bodies, nature, and the power of prayer. There seems to be a spiritual renaissance, of sorts, going on in the “new age” movement. However, there are a large number of children growing up with no spiritual guidance at all. There are many …

Decisions, What You Haven’t Been Told About Them

Have you ever sat there trying to make a decision yet, you just couldn’t. If only I had more information, or a proverbial crystal ball, you think to yourself. Many times when you are avoiding making a decision, it stems more from being afraid of making the wrong decision. This has become an epidemic in many places and organization. This fear shuts down communication, creates more challenges and generally comes with a high price tag. “But what if my decision cost me or the company?” are words I hear people say. So they want to analyze everything almost to the death of the original choice. The fear of being wrong can cripple them into never succeeding. Yet, it is ok …