Monday, December 6, 2010

The Power of Clarity and Purpose

A YouTube video entitled "The Power of Clarity and Purpose" may be something that would enrich you today, as much or even more than it has enriched me.


Of course, that was Anthony Robbins. I thought of sharing that video with everybody. It could enrich you as much as it does to me.

What statement made the most impact to you?

Live a Life of Excellence!




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FANNING THE FLAMES OF EXCELLENCE IN PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS

Monday, November 8, 2010

You Don't Have to Be Born Rich to Be Rich

Committing to a money plan is committing yourself to a medium- to long-term relationship. For real money to sleep with you, some kind of courtship needs to happen.

Our attitude towards money dictates how much of it would want to stay and sleep in our home.
Photo Credit: "Dreams..." by Noah Coffey

Let's go through a little coaching session, would that work with you? I'm your online coach, a friend. You can be honest with me without having to feel jittery.

Here's my question:
Do you avoid discussion about money?

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Secret to a Great Career

If you're happy doing something without pay, simply because you like doing it, how much happier would you get if you're getting paid to do what you want?

You think salary makes you happy? Click on the image above and think again.
Photo Credit: 'Juhan's 2008 Career Graph' by Juhan Sunin

Does what you spend most of your waking hours on complement with what you dream about most of your non-sleeping hours? Misalignment in your career or business is like a volcano waiting to erupt. It's just a matter of time.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Here's a Quick Way to Develop an Abundance Mindset - Give Back!

It is an innate nature of the human being to give unconditionally. It manifests itself forcefully when there's a perception of abundance. When one gives back, one is affirming the presence of abundance.

Photo Credit: "Abundance" by Kathy Mackey

When you give back, you receive from the universe even more of what you need. Incidentally, this principle seems to work only when you giving back freely and unconditionally. It shies away when you give because you want to receive.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Little Known Ways to Celebrate Without Busting Your Bank Account

To celebrate after achieving something is an innate nature of man. It's why we shout, "Hurrah" or "Yipeee" each time we get something we want. This human characteristic is something that isn't likely to change in the next 600,000 years. So, deal with it.

Photo Credit: 'Yipee' by Ian Boyd

Celebration feels good, right? When something feels good, you want more of it. That's right, you want more celebrations.

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Secret of Maintaining Your Cutting Edge

We all admire super heroes -- Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Spiderman, Wolverine, Professor X and more. In our most vulnerable moment, they come and rescue us from our tormentors. In real life, we do need support one way or the other.

We all need to constantly sharpen our ax, not just to cut more trees, but to do so while preserving our sanity.
Photo Credit: 'Hatchet' by John Lewis

A very amusing anecdote about this matter has stuck in my mind in almost similar fashion as the song "I have two hands" or "London Bridge is falling down."

Let me share it with you.

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Art of Dealing With Change

Change. Sometimes we want it. Sometimes we hate it. Either way, we deal with it or we get ran over by it.

Sometimes we embrace change like we embrace seasons. Some changes we ignore and some we resist. Then there are changes that we lead.
Photo Credit: "Like lightning, but different..." by Evan Leeson

Your job description just changed. Your now work with a new team. Moreover, you would now be based in another state, so you would be changing your address. How would you tell all these to your wife?

Your wife resigned from her job to stay with you. You would have to live on one income for a while. Oh, the kids would have to move to a new local school. How do you explain these to your boy who just met his first girlfriend?

Change, change, change. It doesn't stop.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Beware: The Greatest Obstacle to a Great Life ... is a Good Life

Most of us think that the greatest obstacle to a great life is a terrible life. Nope! The greatest obstacle is the good life.

The difference between working comfortably and working at being comfortable is in the result.
Photo Credit: 'Motivational Poster' by slworking2

Mountain climbers know that fact very well. Here's a story.

In two days, they would be at the peak. In the middle of the trail was a log cabin where they could rest and prepare for the final leg of their climb. In that log cabin was a fireplace, a bunch food and drinks, and a piano.

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Exotic Animal Story

This story jolted me. I didn't know what hit me. But it launched me into a search for my own direction faster than the other motivational speeches I've heard.

Photo Credit: 'Born to be free' by Catalina Olavarria

Here's the story.

John, a well-to-do adventurer, maintained a personal zoo as his personal passion. The zoo contained all the exotic animals a wild adventurer could ever wish for. Only select friends could come and appreciate these animals with him.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Here Are Two Quick Ways to Move Forward

Stuck? Can't move forward? There's a kingpin in your life right now that you need to move and the rest follow.

Tell yourself, "What have I been thinking? This clown can't hurt me! I'm calling this person now."
Photo Credit: 'The Cook and the Clown' by Yersinia

Among the many options available, there's one that unclogs everything, if not at least a few major things and gets you moving once again. It's called the kingpin. Be a master in finding the kingpin and you master the art of keeping things in motion.

There are two good areas to start looking: your fears and your tolerations.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Greatest "Fake it 'til you make it" Tips of All Time

Some people in history have abused it. Now most of us think it's faking, or outright lunacy. But the few who understand the power of visualization to pursue that which is good are the ones who get things done and achieve their dreams today. Don't you want to be one of these privileged few?

People dream of money, yet they feel a bit at a loss when asked, "What do you plan to buy or have with that money?"
Photo Credit: "$20,000" by Johnny Vulkan 

1. Drop your questions about the power of visualization and just embrace it


No one has an explanation about the power of visualization and to most people that is enough proof that this thing is lunacy. Well, there's no explanation for gravity either. I mean, scientists have measured gravity and studied its behavior; but do they have an anatomy of gravity? Can the scientists recreate it?

It isn't just gravity. Here's one more ...

Monday, April 5, 2010

If You Don't Pick the Right Vehicle, You'll Hate Yourself Later

Just know where you are and where you're going, then take the right vehicle. Soon, you'll get there.

Habits are a vehicle to a destination. They are where the "rubber hits the road" so to speak.
Photo Credit: Ferrari 355 F1 GTS by Gerrit's in Motion

A Ferrari is a great car. I still have to meet anyone who doesn't want a Ferrari. It is sex appeal and performance rolled neatly into one.

Imagine the great smell of its interiors, your hands gripping the steering wheel and the sound of its engine as you breeze past everything with style. But then somewhere along the west coast of America you would stare at the horizon and helplessly exclaim, "This beautiful thing can't bring me to Hawaii!"

Monday, March 15, 2010

Revealed: Why You Think, Feel and Act the Way You Do

The way you think, feel and act today all started in your childhood. You may find that hard to believe. But truth can be empowering.

How we have grown up has a lot to do with how we think, feel and behave today. Simply knowing that is already empowering.
Photo: "The Joys of Childhood and Summertime" by UGArdener

When you got out of your mother's womb, it wasn't just your physical body that got out of there. Deep in the caverns of your brain are electrical impulses coming from an intangible thing called the mind and the soul, the conscious and the subconscious, or what Sigmund Freud would call the id, ego and super-ego.

Whatever you choose to call them, they too were born and were reared up, along with your physical body. You know this, don't you?

Monday, March 1, 2010

What Are Your "Non-Negotiables"?

An equally important aspect of setting your life purpose is to define the non-negotiable things in your life. Some define that as family, or faith, or integrity. Others define it as freedom, power and prosperity. How do you define your non-negotiables?

Non-negotiable things in your life are like Stop signs that prevent you from going to places of absolute regret.
Photo Credit: "Stop" by Frank Fani

Non-negotiable things in your life are things you would never exchange for anything. You wouldn't want anyone to touch it. When someone wants to take it, you'd say, "Over my dead body, Mister!"

Some call these things as principles. Some call it values. Whatever name you call them, they're absolutely not for sale! No compromises.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Who Else Wants to Get Rid of Prejudices?

It felt like I was caught with my pants down. I was in the seminar room with around 50 other people. The instructor told everyone a story then quizzed me.

Martin Luther King did it for the African Americans. You can certainly do it for yourself, regardless of the color of your skin. Say, "Today, I stop judging myself by my skin but by the strength of my character."
Photo Credit: "I Have a Dream" by Tony

The story went roughly this way. Father and son went on a drive and met a terrible accident. An ambulance quickly brought them to the emergency room of the nearest hospital. The resident doctor rushed to the surgeon saying, "Doctor, the son has to be operated immediately or he would die."

The surgeon ran to the emergency room but froze in front of the operating table. He told the nurses, "Sorry, I can't operate him. He's my son."

Who was the surgeon?

Monday, February 1, 2010

What Do You Really Want?

Successful people spend more time and energy on what they want and barely on what they can't. Conversely, the rest do the opposite.

To dream is to answer the question, "What do I really want?"
Photo credit: "Dream Fairy" by Alexandria LaNier

You want to be successful? Dream again. Ignore the worm inside you that sighs, "You ask, 'What do I really want?' What has that got to do with anything?"

Here are three thoughts to empower yourself to dream once again...

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Science Behind Men and Woman - Part II

Outside of differences in brain structures, men and women have different hormones working in their blood streams. This accounts for differences between the emotional responses of men and women towards stress.

Living with someone and growing old with someone can be two different things, if we don't understand some basic things.
Photo Credit: "It's all about love" by Candida.Performa

Without pretending to be a scientist (I'm clearly not), let me attempt to describe, how some of these operate. First, let me quote Dr. James Dobson who, in his book Briging Up Boys, said (emphases mine):

If testosterone is the gasoline that powers the brain, serotonin slows the speed and helps one steer. And ... you guessed it. Females typically have more of it than males.

Monday, January 4, 2010

What Everybody Ought to Know About Listening

We've been taught how to talk and to walk. But many of us haven't been taught how to listen. It's why many of us are limping.

My little word of advise: Ask and listen.
Photo Credit: "Plug it in, please" by Patricil Complex

There are five quotes about listening that I wish to share with you today. To me, they express very well the great attributes of listening.

Quote #1
"Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking."
~ Bernard M. Baruch

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