In the first part of the series Money, Money, Money: Part 1 we discovered the great sabotaging factor of your greater wealth. Us!
In the second part of the series Money, Money, Money: Part 2 you will find a few tools to help you get your finances on track toward financial independence.
It's always amazing to realize that no matter what we are working on, the best results come when we go right back to Jack Canfield's Success Principle #1: Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life with E + R = O!
I am determined to shift my mindset around finances from lack to abundance once and for all. That will be what I work on when I head to San Diego to attend Advanced BTS with Jack. Doing the exercises in Money, Money, Money: Part 2 is helping me move in the right direction.
To read more about the Success Principles visit Jack Canfield's Inner Circle here.
“Your net worth will seldom exceed your self worth.” ~Jim Rohn
Hmmmm ... over the past couple of years, I've been working hard to determine why ... although I am clear about my life purpose, fully understand the Law of Attraction and have manifested extraordinary abundance in most aspects of my life, and am pretty happy ... I still struggle with money.
I am fascinated by the subconscious mind along and am finally beginning to clearly see and clear the limiting beliefs that have held me back from financial abundance. My financial goals have little to do with material things and much more to do with the realization of my dream to serve others to the best of my ability. Also, I would like to open a respite house for teens who have little support in their lives and help them overcome their own limiting beliefs, discover their purpose and realize their dreams!
The respite goal is immense, however I can visualize the end result, complete in living color, right down to the Adirondak chairs and the hammock on the waterfront. The vision has given me a new drive to be financially successful and has helped me to shift from my old "lack" mentality to one of abundance and success. I am open to new ways of thinking, feeling and acting and big shifts are evident!
I came across this article Money, Money, Money in Success Magazine. Stay tuned for two more in the series that will help your financial mindset as I continue to work on shifting my own!
Lately, the lyrics to an old song by Buffalo Springfield have been running through my head;
"There's something happening here
What is it ain't exactly clear ...:"
Things are shifting and changing ... rapidly. The 2012 phenomenon along with the end of the Mayan calendar has some people on edge. Others are looking forward to the birth of a new age. One thing is for sure. We have a choice whether we are going to view things from a place of negativity or a place of positivity.
I am choosing positivity. I am grateful for my teacher and mentor, Jack Canfield, who continues to give me tips and tools to help me stay positive in an often negative world while staying focused on my goals.
I am looking forward to being with Jack, his staff and like-minded others in San Diego in a couple of weeks for Advanced BTS training. The energy at BTS is always amazing and inspiring! In the meantime, I'm grateful for his recent blog on dealing with negativity that will keep me positive as I take care of loose ends before I go.
Click to read Staying Focused in the Face of Negativity by Jack Canfield.
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In his famous story Oh, The Places You Will Go, Dr. Seuss called it The Waiting Place.
In her song Between the No Longer and the Not Yet, Jana Stanfield describes it like this ...
When we stand between the no longer and the not yet,
Sometimes we falter when we forget,
That the answers we can’t see wait patiently,
Between the no longer and the not yet.
Some of us simply describe it as feeling stuck.
No matter how you express it, the feeling is the same in that in between place. I've discovered that the best thing for me to do during those times is a little intentional exploring around my purpose, my vision, my goals and the path I'm on. I've also discovered that doing with a coach gets me to results faster and with more fun!
According to my teacher and mentor Jack Canfield, maintaining the focus you need to complete goals can be difficult when the world offers so many exciting things to learn, do and experience. He recommends saying no to the good to make room for the great.
I get excited by shiny objects, new ideas and potential new projects and collaborations! Over the past couple of years I've realized that although I get alot accomplished, I often lose focus, leave things unfinished and spend my energy on other people's priorities while losing sight of my own goals.
Check out Jack's article at http://www.jackcanfield.com/blog/item/1062-beat-the-qshiny-objectq-syndrome.html and use his 5 tips to ensure that any new opportunities you choose to pursue will support, rather than detract, from your existing goals and commitments. One of my favorite tools is muscle testing. It helps me be clear about what to commit to and helps me to resist the adrenaline rush that comes from starting something new makes it easier for me to stay on purpose.
I am currently writing a book. I have known for some time that I have a book in me, but had no idea what I would write about. My inspiration came after a profound metaphysical experience followed by a dream. I even woke up with a working title. I muscle tested the book concept and got a YES! and have been writing ever since. Fear tried to stop me, but using Jack's Success Principles helps keep me on task!
Enjoy a detour!
Many times we get so focused on our “destination” that we don’t take time to enjoy all of the things we encounter on the journey. Whether it is a road trip or focusing on reaching a goal, remain aware and open to all of the wonderful things that will cross your path. You may find that the detour is more spectacular than the destination! (Source: Positivity Nation)
I've been writing a book. Sometimes I get inspired, begin writing and get really focused for really long periods of time. I forget to take a break. At the end of my focus time I feel tired and hungry and out of balance. Lately I've been trying to incorporate something called the "Power Hour" into my work day.
The Power Hour is 50 minutes of uninterrupted focus no phone, no email, no distractions) with a 10 minute break. Ideally the 10 minute break is doing something to energize us. My favorite is going outside for some fresh air.Perhaps having a healthy snack, a cup of tea or a bit of physical activity.
Incorporating a few Power Hours into my day makes me much more productive, more balanced and allows more time for detours that further energize me and spark my creativity.
Yesterday I found this 10 minute video posted on Facebook by The Kindness Center that will be another way for me to take a detour to get to gratitude and energize me and my work.
"If you could go out every day to a very large tree and take five swings at it with a very sharp axe, eventually, no matter how large the tree, it will have to come down.
This advice was shared with Jack Canfield when he was in the process of publishing his first Chicken Soup for the Soul book ... the book that quantum leaped his career. Out of this advice, Jack developed the success principle known as The Rule of Five.
Jack recommends thinking about your breakthrough goal or any goal you wish to accomplish, breaking it down to bite sized pieces and committing to taking five action steps every day toward accomplishing the goal.
Jack also uses the mantra, "Yard by yard, it is hard, but inch by inch, it's a cinch." He also teaches a corresponding success principle and called "The Swiss Cheese Method" where he recommends chunking down large goals into smaller, bite sized pieces that can easily be broken down into specific action steps. One of the tools he uses is a Mind Map.
After attending Breakthrough to Success last year, I set a goal to write a book by January 1, 2012. I've always known I would write a book, but have never had clarity around what I'd write about. Two weeks ago, I had a profound life altering experience. It came out of the blue and literally rocked my world. It provided clarity on a six year relationship saga and answered some questions that needed to be resolved. The timing was perfect. And the experience is helping to resolve some things that needed to be resolved so I can move on to fully experience what's ahead.
I woke up early the next morning with a book title in my head ... followed by an urgent inspiration to write. Some call that Divine Inspiration. An that morning, I would have agreed. I had to write. Not later ... now! And so at 4:17am on October 6, 2011 I got my laptop, propped up the pillows behind me and started to write my book. I didn't even get out of bed to get coffee. I just wrote. I took inspired action. My book is well underway.
That night I shared the experience with my accountability partner. She suggested I Mind Map the content and told me that she would work with me to do something she called a Heart Map. She is a Heartmath practitioner and told me that the combination of Mind Mapping and Heart Mapping produces some pretty powerful results. And she was right. I am on fire. The process has me vibrating high. The words are flowing and all the pieces are coming together.
I've been finding that my mind is still writing when I'm not able to be at the keyboard. At times I feel overwhelmed and distracted. I am already worried about finishing this project as I am famous for starting things I don't finish. I am running out of printer ink and paper. I am getting ready for a trip to San Diego.Once November 6th hits, my weeks are filled up with meetings and classes and committments.
Slow down, get focused and ask for help. I presented the project to my Mastermind Group. As always, they offered their support and suggestions to keep me on track. I love the support of my accountability partner and my mastermind group.
Practice the Rule of Five. It's so simple and so effective for moving huge goals forward. And once I'm in action, Divine intervention is guaranteed and I'm guided to take inspired action that quantum leaps the process.
My 5 action steps for today:
~write 2000 words
~get a voice recording device I can carry with me to document my thoughts
~get a number 21 printer cartridge
~meet with my hypnosis mentor for a session on staying focused
How can you apply The Rule of Five to your goals? How can you break down your big goals into 5 action steps? Perhaps making 5 phone calls or sending 5 emails or mailing out 5 proposals to advance that business goal? Perhaps doing 5 small things to connect with your kids or your partner throughout the day to support that relationship goal? A step could be a simple phone call, an email, having lunch with a colleague, doing online research, random acts of kindness to help raise your vibration and thus give you more energy to do another 5 things,
Just 5 simple action steps.
The extra added benefit that cannot be underestimated is that when I am in action, cool things begin to happen. It's as if the Universe is conspiring to support me in my efforts by bringing me insights, opportunities, connections and creative ideas. Focused action creates flow and brings forth impulses towards inspired action.
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I've been away from blogging for a week or so. It seems the Universe had another plan for my life this past week. New experiences, insights, activities ... along with alot of new questions and things to explore. More on that later.
For now I'm back in the classroom with teens and keenly aware of my fascination with teen brains and behavior. Check out this insightful new article that may challenge you to view the teens you live with, work with and love in a whole new way ... and perhaps replace questions with enhanced understanding!
Enjoy Beautiful Brains in this month's National Geographic!
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