Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Dare to Soar!

Are you living as a Chicken or an Eagle?

A man found an eagle’s egg and put it in the nest of a barnyard hen. The eaglet hatched with the rest of the chicks and grew up with them.

All his life the eagle did what the rest of the chickens did, thinking he was a chicken. He scratched the earth for worms & insects, he clucked and cackled and he would thrash his wings and fly only a few feet into the air.

Years passed and the eagle grew old. One day he saw a magnificent bird above him in the cloudless sky, it glided in graceful majesty among the powerful wind currents, with scarcely a beat of it’s strong golden wings.

The old eagle looked up in awe and asked the chicken next to him, “Who’s that?” …
“That’s the eagle – the king of the birds” said his neighbour, “he belongs to the sky, we belong to the earth – we’re chickens”.

And so the eagle lived and died as a chicken, for that’s what he thought he was.

So...What's it to be for you?

Are you going to live like others, do what others do, and be like others?
Are you going to believe what others tell you rather than do your own thing or find out for yourself?
Are you never going to question other peoples beliefs about what you can achieve?
Are you going to believe something is unattainable because others around you have never reached those heights?

Are you going to continue living like that until, one day, you see someone living and doing what you can already do right now?

How are you going to feel seeing people
living the life you want to live?

Or are you going to change, right now?  Are you going to shed the shackles of restraint, throw off those limiting beliefs and listen to that voice deep inside you, that tells you again and again to FLY?

Why don't you be the person you are destined to be RIGHT NOW?

Don't waste another second.  Be the person you were BORN to be!  Dare to Soar...and soar high!

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Beware False Profits/ Prophets

I have heard more and more about perfection in the last few days from all different angles…

Aren’t these three comments great? How many so called self help people tell you this:
  • "My life is perfect"
  • "Everything I want comes to me"
  • "I have no worries, concerns or fears"
Have you heard these from people: friends, strangers, mentors, gurus?

Why don't we throw a few more comments in?
  • "When I wake in the morning my bed makes itself"
  • "My clothes fly out of my closet neatly pressed and onto my body"
  • "All the cars get out of my way when I am driving"
I have news for you...
The first three comments come from liars.
The second three comments come from the same people but you don't believe those three, they sound like jokes.

Well, the first three are jokes too!  And so are the people who tell you them.

The perfect person doesn't have any fear, insecurity or negativity.
The perfect person doesn't drink.
The perfect person doesn't smoke.
The perfect person doesn't fail.
The perfect person doesn't get upset.
The perfect person doesn't get angry or sad or confused.....
...The perfect person doesn't exist!

NOBODY has a life free of concern, fear, insecurity, self doubt or negativity. You get these feelings every now and then because, shock horror, you are HUMAN!

DO NOT follow or listen to people who tell you otherwise, because they are lying and hiding behind a facade.  Worse is that they are lying to themselves if they believe it.

A true friend, mentor, trainer or 'guru' (I hate that word) is a human being.  Not some elevated being that has transcended to a new plane of awareness.  They are in the real world, with real people, with abilities and teachings, not mystical powers.

We all have concerns, fears, insecurities, self doubts and negativity in our lives, I do, just as much as you do.  I have learned to control them and see them for what they really are, and not for more than they are.

That is all you need to do too.  All you need is help to do it.  All you need to know is how to do it.

Life is a roller coaster, it has its ups and downs. Instead of lying on the track waiting to be run over, come and find out how to get back in the car and enjoy the ride.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

The Movie In Your Mind!

The Lion King. I saw the movie when it came out in 1994. I saw the Video! And then the DVD. When I was in Disneyland in Florida in 1998 we went to see the live show in the Animal Kingdom. I then saw the Stage Show in London. I have seen enough of the Lion King so I won't be bothering with the 3D version blueray DVD.


Isn't it amazing how often children watch the same DVD over and over again and never complain? They only complain if you don't let them watch it. How many times has the Lion King been in and out of your DVD player?

Now, I can watch a DVD again and again. Something like The Godfather, Hannibal Lecter movies or The Pink Panther movies. Perhaps your preference is Star Wars or Lord of the Rings? I admit that, when I am asked what my favourite Christmas movie is I get stunned looks when i say: "DIE HARD,  Yeah, the first one, with Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber...Nakatomi Building, Christmas Eve Robbery, guns explosions..."

Whatever it is, we do it. And sometimes we see something, or understand something, that we didn't 'get' or that we missed the first or last time.  I can't tell you how many times I have seen Glengarry Glen Ross or the Tom Ripley movies like Ripley's Game or The Talented Mr Ripley.

I am the same with books. They can be Thomas Harris Lecter thrillers or James Herbert horror novels or Patricia Highsmith psychological Ripley books, they can be books that are relevant to personal development, NLP, Hypnosis, Persuasion etc.

Its just that SOMETIMES we read or see something that resonates more than before.

Unfortunately this is what some adults do with their days. I say unfortunately because they don't do it in a GOOD way. The majority of men and women play a movie in their mind. And they do this day after day, relentlessly focusing on past events, most of which are unpleasant and disturbing experiences. Arguments and fights. Bad experiences. Failures.

They get so good at it that they can remember entire arguments. THEN they rewrite it and imagine themselves saying things they hadn't and WINNING an argument they may have lost, or saying things they hadn't thought of at the time.

At some point they realise that this is having a negative effect on them so they then allow impressions of their current surroundings and recent results to dominate their thoughts.

If they contemplate the future then it is usually by worrying about it, or wishing that something better might come along.

Then they wonder why bad things keep happening to them, or why they never rise above the issues and obstacles in their lives.

People are free to think anything they want but I know one thing for sure. If you keep doing the same thing your results will never improve.

An image in your mind is the first stage of the creative process in life. From your imagination your visions and plans arise.

Napoleon Hill wrote, "You will never have a definite purpose in life; you will never have self confidence; you will never have initiative and leadership unless you first create these qualities in your imagination and see yourself in possession of them." He went on to say, "... imagination is the most marvelous, miraculous, inconceivably powerful force the world has ever known."

There is a concept called "Fantasy - Theory - Fact." The premise underlying this concept is that everything has its origination in the form of Fantasy, which some adventurous souls dare turn into a theory and then boldly turn into fact. Give this serious thought for a moment.

The idea of moon landings, communicating by email, traveling on jets, cellular phones or wearing synthetic garments was, a very short time ago, sheer fantasy. Today, they are considered commonplace.

Your marvelous mind has factors that you can, with little effort, develop to use to improve the quality of life, not just for yourself, but for anyone you choose. Imagination is one of those creative faculties. The individuals who were responsible for the conception and creation of the email, cell phones and any of the thousands of modern conveniences we enjoy today had a highly developed imagination.

Think of...
Walt Disney with animation.
Steve Jobs with Apple
Thomas Edison with Electricity.
Edmund Hilary with Mount Everest.

All of the above had one thing in common; Imagination. They saw it, they achieved it.

Fantasy - Theory - Fact.

Think of it. Figure it out. Do it.

They didn't listen to people who said they were mad, or wasting their time. They took no notice of the people who poured scorn on their ideas. They didn't listen to people who said 'that can't be done'.

Do you listen to people who are negative, energy vampire, MOOD HOOVERS?? Why? They don't know what they are talking about.
Do you get involved in arguments with people? Why? They don't know what they are talking about or what they are doing.
They have no positive interest in you so why do you assume that anything they say should make any difference to you?

These pioneers above; Disney, Jobs, Edison...they used their mental faculties to fantasize, to build wild and wonderful pictures in their mind. Then, holding their thought with their will, they watched their fantasy unfold into a theory and then into fact. They seemed to have an innate awareness that if they could visualize it, they could do it.

Use this power to let your mind play. Fantasize a much better life than you presently enjoy. Draft your future with imagination, ponder and calculate with intelligence and awareness, then knit it with care. Next, devise paths and find tools to help get you there.

Create a vision board. Construct a board containing all of the things you want to buy, achieve and experience. One by one, or in some cases all at once, you will be able to tick off each achievement.

Commit to reach those new goals. The only barrier separating you from your goal is ignorance - ignorance of how simple, and simply powerful, your mind really is.

Think those powerful things again and again.
Read the positive books again and again.
Watch the great stuff again and again.

Be like a kid watching the Lion King again and again. Who knows? This time you may see something you missed last time ;-)

Monday, 2 November 2015

The Universe Is Holding You Back?

The universe is constantly engaging with us, testing us and throwing all manner of things towards us
that we can choose to engage with or not. The universe never stops.

Sometimes the Universe holds a big hand up telling us to stop, wait or go back. It's as if the universe doesn't want us to get on or progress.

But wait a moment.  Look at it another way.

What if these challenges or 'problems' are sent as a sign to tell us, 'Not yet!' or 'Wait a moment'.

It is more likely that the Universe has a bigger better plan in store for us.

If you feel like you are being pulled back, like the Universe has some ulterior motive, you are right.

"An arrow can only be fired at a target after it has been pulled back. The Universe is pulling you back and you are the arrow!"

The Universe is constantly bombarding us with opportunity, sorrow, pleasure, good things and bad. It will never stop.

Take death.  If we deal with death badly, don't worry, another death will come along for us to deal with. Same with strife, worry, concern.  If we deal with negative things badly, it will send more until such time as we are strong and able to deal with it.

It will send great, wonderful, meaningful things to us too that we will enjoy; though some people have a difficulty dealing with the good stuff. Guess what? The universe will send more good stuff to them until they are used to handling it.

Sometimes, when we are about to gain a big success in our life, it doesn't happen.  Why?  Because there is an even bigger, more fulfilling success on its way and this time, it is the right one.  Remember: You are the Arrow!

It is all a learning curve that we are on. A constant never ending journey towards self realization and actualization so that one day, when the universe calls us to join it...we are ready.

The universe has no concept of rules or protocols. It doesn't care if you are busy, it doesn't care if you are ill, it doesn't care if you are overloaded, it will still present you with opportunity; opportunity to grow.  It only cares that you get what you want, learn what you need and do what you were born to do.

If we take everything that is given, sent or dumped on our doorstep in a visual, auditory, kinesthetic, intuitive way then we will get it. 

‘Getting it’ is everything. 

 How we 'get it' is immaterial.  The Universe knows the right time.