Gratitude and the Law of Attraction

 

 

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Life Area: Personal  
Topic: Gratitude


Gratitude and the Law of Attraction

 

Befitting the month of Thanksgiving, I thought I would blog on gratitude. Daily habits of gratitude and appreciation are one of the highest emotional states you can experience. When you cultivate gratitude, you’re able to feel true joy and contentment, no matter what you have or don’t have in your life.


“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey


The Law of Attraction states that like attracts like, when you’re grateful for what you already have, you will naturally attract more for which you can be grateful. However, many people find that it requires great diligence to cultivate a persistent attitude of appreciation. That’s because we’ve been culturally conditioned by marketers to focus on what we don’t have, rather than appreciating what we’ve already received or achieved.

To help you combat this conditioning, here are 6 simple tips from my mentor and friend Jack Canfield on how to make gratitude – one of the most important habits of successful people – a natural daily habit, so you can attract more joy and abundance into your life all year long:

1. Take 7 minutes each morning to write down everything you appreciate in life

Starting your day this way primes you to be receptive and grateful for everything your day will bring. It also helps you cultivate an air of positivity that makes you naturally more attractive to other positive people – and inspires them to want to help you achieve your goals.

2. Make a conscious effort to appreciate at least 3 people every day

By letting people know how much you appreciate them, you increase their own sense of appreciation and self-worth and encourage them to pay this positive energy forward to other people.

While most people enjoy receiving verbal appreciation, written notes are also nice because they can be saved and re-read. (For ideas on expressing appreciation, grab your copy of The Success Principles and review Principle 53: Practice Uncommon Appreciation).

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Ideas to Make the Most of Your Extra Hour

 

 

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Life Area: Personal  
Topic: Time Management


Ideas to Make the Most of Your Extra Hour

 

Daylight saving time ends this coming weekend giving us our once a year 25 hour day. What will you do with the bonus time? Whether you are for or against daylight saving time, here are a few ideas on how you can maximize the value of your bonus hour for mind, body and spirit:

Mind

If you’re like me, you’re always trying to find the time to read and learn new things. I’ll listen to podcasts or audio books while I’m working out or commuting just to fit in a little extra know-how. Why not use this extra hour to read a chapter or two of that how-to book or relax by the fireplace with a glass of wine and that novel you bought last summer? If you’re a visual learner, YouTube your favorite topic and check out a webinar or two.

Body

Fall brings with it colder weather and less time outdoors for hiking, biking and other activities just when your body needs it most. But here’s the thing – winter might be the most important time of the year to exercise. It releases endorphins to combat the winter blues and it helps strengthen your immune system against the winter cold. Exercise also helps maintain healthy habits that won’t require drastic efforts to undo in the Spring and it keeps your brain sharp and helps you sleep better, too. Use your extra hour to hit the gym or, for those of you in warmer climates, go for it with a hike or trail ride Sunday afternoon.


Why not use this extra hour to read a chapter or two of that how-to book or relax by the fireplace with a glass of wine and that novel you bought last summer?


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My Birthday Wish

 

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Life Area: Personal  
Topic: My Birthday Wish


My Birthday Wish

Well, today is my birthday… my 60th! I have been so blessed by all the many people and experiences I have met and lived thus far. What drives me is to impact and inspire people’s lives. My purpose, my why with this Success Series platform, is to inspire people and organizations to live their highest vision.


“My Purpose is to inspire people and organizations to live their highest vision.”


 

Transform Your Life

That is why I strive to provide the best success tips and positive messages inside these blog posts. My hope is that there is at minimum one thing I say that is your golden nugget that inspires you to believe in your greater potential and live your highest vision. I am always looking to transform at least one person’s life from my many hundreds of followers to never be the same again in a positive way from something I’ve said, written or provided.

 

YOU Matter Most

So today, my birthday, my hope is that you realize that what matters to me the most is YOU, your results, and the difference I make in your life and your business.  My success metric is my subscriber number. The growing number of people I can positively impact. So the best birthday gift you can give me is to share this blog post with your family and friends so that I too might help them grow their life and build their business.

 

Thank you for celebrating my birthday with me today, for every day you read this blog, and thank you for being the achiever you are and adding meaning and inspiration to my life.

 


Year End Assessment ToolMy gift to you on my birthday is this FREE download of my Year End Assessment Tool. It’s approaching year-end and nearly time to look back at all you’ve accomplished. This is my Thank You to the difference you’ve made in my life while serving you. I have been very blessed by the many people and experiences I have lived.

Download your FREE Year End Assessment Tool [here].


 

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My mission is to inspire people and organizations to live their highest vision.

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Talk with Tom: Episode #46 | TwT Motivational Minute: My Birthday Wish

 

In today’s Talk with Tom Motivational Minute, we hear from Tom on his birthday and learn of his Mission and Purpose. Tom thanks us for the blessing we are in his life and provides us with this FREE gift as we share his message with our family and friends.


Every month Tom shares topic after topic to Grow Your Life and Build Your Business. If you’re not already a subscriber, join us. Talk with Tom is 100% free, and there are special benefits available only to our subscribers, so be sure you subscribe yourself on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, and we look forward to seeing you right back here on the last Wednesday of every month with Talk with Tom.

The Best Foods To Have For Breakfast

 

 

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Life Area: Physical  
Topic: Breakfast Nutrition


The Best Foods To Have For Breakfast

 

As many of you know, I start my day off with a green drink and a protein drink. My green drink is a blend of spinach, power greens, cucumbers, kale, celery, apples, pears, kiwis, lemons, and wheatgrass powder, which I juice every Saturday. I practice intermittent fasting so I try to eat only during the hours of 12pm-8pm so my green drink and protein drink are not only my early morning pick me up but they’re my only source of nutrients until noon. So, the next time you’re tempted to rush out the door in the morning without something to eat, consider this: skipping breakfast can set you up for overeating later in the day and even a small morning meal, on the other hand, can give you energy, satisfy your appetite, and set the stage for smart decisions all day long.

Here’s a look at some of Health.com‘s favorite breakfast foods, along with some tips for making them even healthier:

Oatmeal

You may have noticed a heart-shaped seal on your box of oatmeal recently. The seal’s there because oats contain beta-glucan, a type of fiber that’s been shown to help lower cholesterol when eaten regularly. Need another reason to dig in? Oats are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium.

Greek yogurt

This tangy, creamy yogurt is loaded with calcium and boasts plenty of protein—nearly twice as much as regular yogurt—to keep you feeling full throughout the morning. Your best bet: choose a plain, nonfat variety, and add some fruit to give it some sweetness and flavor (and a dose of added nutrition).


 “Studies suggest that eating blueberries regularly can help improve everything from memory and motor skills to blood pressure and metabolism.”


Grapefruit

Trying to lose weight? According to one study, eating half a grapefruit before each meal may help you slim down faster, thanks to the fruit’s fat-burning properties and its beneficial effect on blood sugar and insulin levels. Grapefruit is also hydrating, filling, and packed with immunity-boosting antioxidants. For a well-rounded breakfast, pair it with protein—such as yogurt or an egg. But check with your doctor first if you take any medications, as grapefruit and grapefruit juice can interfere with some prescription drugs.

Berry Blend: Blueberries, Strawberries, and Raspberries

Fresh or frozen, blueberries are a super-fruit packing a big antioxidant punch. Studies suggest that eating blueberries regularly can help improve everything from memory and motor skills to blood pressure and metabolism. One cup of strawberries contains your full recommended daily intake of vitamin C, along with high quantities of folic acid and fiber. Raspberries are the main berry source of ellagitannins, a type of antioxidant that is thought to have cancer-fighting properties. They’re also high in fiber (8 grams per cup), vitamin C, and vitamin K, which helps build strong bones.

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Talk with Tom: Episode #45 | TwT Motivational Minute: Adopt A Growth Mindset To Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs

 

In today’s Talk with Tom Motivational Minute, Tom helps us discover whether we have a Growth Mindset or a Fixed Mindset and how to use a Growth Mindset to overcome our limiting beliefs. Listen in to learn how.

Click [here] to read a blog post of Tom’s on overcoming limiting beliefs. And, download Tom’s FREE resource: the Fixed-Mindset vs Growth Mindset infographic [here] to discover which kind of mindset is your default. If it’s a Fixed one, it can be changed.


Every month Tom shares topic after topic to Grow Your Life and Build Your Business. If you’re not already a subscriber, join us. Talk with Tom is 100% free, and there are special benefits available only to our subscribers, so be sure you subscribe yourself on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, and we look forward to seeing you right back here on the last Wednesday of every month with Talk with Tom.

Three Personal Development Habits All Successful People Practice

 

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Life Area: Personal  
Topic: Success Habits


Three Personal Development Habits All Successful People Practice

When you research the daily habits of successful people, you’ll find a range of daily habits, for example, from rising early to hit the gym to having a meditative start to your day and waiting to workout until the evening. There are a variety of formulas and preferences out there, so keep in mind that your job is to find the daily habits that work for you, your goals, your body and your life.

 

However, there are three habits I have come across that stand out and that I practice and know the results of first-hand. I will add these to my list of six that Brendon Burchard learned after his three-years of research for his recent book High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way which I wrote about in my blog post, The Role Luck Plays In Our Success.

 

1. Successful people spend time in introspection and self-discovery.

Successful people are self-aware on multiple levels. We know our physical selves: our bodies, our energy patterns, how much sleep is optimal, and so on. We have taken the time to learn what the best fuel is to eat, what exercise is best for us to do, and what physical environments are best for us to have at home and office to be most creative and productive, and we know the difference between those two states.

 

We know ourselves mentally: successful people know their priorities in life and know that all their decisions must start with an assessment of how that decision will serve our vision, mission and purpose.

 

We know ourselves spiritually: successful people seek enlightenment, they acknowledge a higher-power of some form, recognizing that all things are created and that everything we know of in our physical world was spawned from an idea and spoken into being whether by man or the creator of the universe. And, we try to stay spiritually centered whether through mediation, prayer or religious practices.

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Talk with Tom: Episode #44 | The 3 Most Important Questions

 

In this episode of Talk with Tom, we learn about the three most important questions to ask ourselves. Tom gives us an alternative technique to goal setting as advocated by Mindvalley.com founder Vishen Lakhiani and Tom guides you through the exercise right here on the podcast. This new goal setting alternative may change the way you think about goal setting. The intro to the exercise takes no more than 5 minutes, and the exercise itself takes 9 minutes. So download the FREE PDF for the exercise [here] or below or simply grab your pen and a piece of paper or your journal and be prepared for some active listening. Who knows, this 20 minutes could change your life.

 

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How Hitting Rock Bottom Will Make You Stronger

 

How Hitting Rock Bottom Will Make You Stronger

 

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Life Area: Personal  
Topic: Perseverance in hard times


How Hitting Rock Bottom Will Make You Stronger

As you may have read in my blog post about my personal perfect storm, after a consistent rise to the pinnacle of success, the bottom fell out 8 years ago when my daughter was diagnosed with thyroid cancer (she scans clean now), the financial markets meltdown hit my real estate development business hard, and I had a humongous love loss. A triple whammy. Maybe you’ve experienced similar, or God forbid, worse circumstances. Maybe your business has failed or you lost your job or maybe a relative or spouse died. For whatever reason, you found yourself in a place you never imagined–rock bottom, like me.

Well, let me remind you: when you face situations like that remember failure is not fatal and rock bottom is not forever, unless you make it so. There are very important lessons to learn when you’ve hit rock bottom. Here are some of the most important ones:

1. Your True Self shows up. When you’re down and out, you’re forced to confront yourself as you probably never have before. It’s when you’re at your most broken and weak that you can dig down through your vulnerabilities to the strength to stand strong. It is in loss and imperfection that you can see how perfectly human you are.

2. Choose stumbling blocks or stepping stones. Hitting rock bottom is a powerful reminder not to carry your mistakes around with you but to learn from them; use them as stepping stones, not stumbling blocks, on the way to your success.

3. What you thought you wanted may not be what you needed. Sometimes painful circumstances turn out to be the impetus of a new direction and months or years later you look back and see how they played an integral part in getting you where you ended up…a direction and destination you may not have chosen, but was much better than you envisioned.

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Talk with Tom: Episode #43 | TwT Motivational Minute: The Power of Self-Forgiveness

 

The Power of Self-Forgiveness

In this episode of my Talk with Tom Motivational Minute, I encourage you to forgive yourself. Self-forgiveness is one of the hardest things to do but is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. Why carry around negative emotions for weeks, months, or sometimes even years, because of some past decision, action or mistake? Hopefully you learned from your mistake and it’s now time to forgive and let it go.


Every month Tom shares topic after topic to Grow Your Life and Build Your Business. If you’re not already a subscriber, join us. Talk with Tom is 100% free, and there are special benefits available only to our subscribers, so be sure you subscribe yourself on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, and we look forward to seeing you right back here on the last Wednesday of every month with Talk with Tom.