||The 6 Emotional Enemies Inside Your Mind
Posted on Monday 10th, August 2015
By Master Coach
Don’t become a victim of yourself. Forget about the thief waiting in the alley—what about the thief in your mind? What can destroy our ambitions, our fortunes, our relationships—our lives? The enemies lurking inside us, the ones we face from within, the ones we’ve got to destroy before they destroy us. There are six we must conquer:
We are not born with courage, but neither are we born with fear. Maybe some of our fears are brought on by our own experiences, by what someone has told us, by what we’ve read and heard about. Some fears are valid, like walking alone in a bad part of town at 2 o’clockin the morning. But once we learn to avoid that situation, we won’t need to live in fear of it.
What a tragic disease indifference is. Some will say, “Ho-hum, let it slide. I’ll just drift along.” But here’s one problem with drifting: We can’t drift our way to the top of the mountain.
Indecision is the thief of opportunity and enterprise. It will steal our chances for a better future. We have to take a sword to this enemy.
Sure, there’s room for healthy skepticism. We can’t believe everything. But we also can’t let doubt take over. Many of us doubt the past, doubt the future, doubt each other, doubt the government, doubt the possibilities and doubt the opportunities. Worst of all, we doubt ourselves. Doubt will destroy our lives and our chances of success. It will empty both our bank accounts and our hearts. Doubt is an enemy. Go after it. Get rid of it.
We’ve all got to worry some—but we can’t let it conquer us. Instead, let it alarm us. Worry can be useful. If we step off the curb in New York Cityand a taxi is coming, we’ve got to worry. But we can’t let worry loose like a mad dog that drives us into a small corner. Here’s what we’ve got to do with our worries: Drive them into a small corner. Whatever is out to get us, we’ve got to get it. Whatever is pushing on us, we’ve got to push back.
Over-caution is the timid approach to life. Timidity is not a virtue (unlike humility); in fact, it can be an illness. If we let it go, it’ll conquer us. If we’re timid, we won’t get promoted, we won’t advance and grow and become powerful. We’ve got to avoid over-caution.
So, we must battle with the enemy, battle with fears, build our courage to fight what’s holding us back, what’s keeping us from our goals and dreams. We have to be courageous in our lives and in our pursuit of the things we want and the people we want to become.
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It’s been awhile since I have written a post, and I think it is because inspiration doesn’t have a clock. It doesn’t know when it has been a week since your last post, although most social media these days seems to remind you constantly! Today I want to provide a little bit of perspective to people about being real. As I sit here developing a training that I am giving soon, I am thinking about approaching the topic of authenticity. I am often told after a webinar, training or speaking in front of a group, “I love listening to you speak, you are so real”. At first I never realized what the “so real” part meant. I usually brushed it off and thought maybe they said that because of the topic, maybe they can relate to my journey, or maybe it’s because I don’t have a radio voice and just sound like an average Joe, who knows! It doesn’t matter they enjoyed it, right?
Over time I have come to realize that it is because I make mistakes! The key is what do you do when you make a mistake. I read an article called Humility vs Modesty that has a great perspective as to what Humility is; “It means that while we declare our strengths to others, we also remain aware of our weaknesses and acknowledge them to self and others.” This definition helped me realize that a lot of how I handle my mistakes when in front of others actually helps people to feel closer to me, and therefore pay more attention to what I am saying. We feel compelled to be so prepared, and so polished that it becomes more about the presentation than it does about the content. Simon Sinek shares a great exampleabout this when speaking to a room of presenters about losing his train of thought. Rather than just rolling through and playing it off, he actually used it as a point people can relate too, and created engagement.
So put yourself out there and don’t be afraid to make a mistake. When you do make one, turn it into something fun. Relate it to your audience it will show you are real person which develops trust. If you are looking to develop better results from your training, from your speaking or even from your one on one interactions don’t be afraid to be real. Humility can be a valuable thing 😉
An essay by Jim Rohn titled: “4 Things You Can Learn From Your Child”, and it occurred to me how relevant it was to a successful career in an at-home business. In it he talks about the four characteristics that children possess that we “grow out of”, as we become adults. We can, however, strive to recapture these childlike behaviors and it behooves us to make the effort.
The first is curiosity. It is difficult to look back and remember it in us so, I suggest that you look at or recall your own children and what it was like. Children could never stop learning about “things” because there were always things they didn’t know about and wanted to. You, likely, remember their constant questions about the moon, the stars, where babies come from and even about God. And even though their questions made us uncomfortable at times, they never stopped asking them. Sometimes even to the point where they would take risks that we as adults would never do. “What if I pet this lion?” Frankly, you demonstrated some of that childlike curiosity when you first chose to do business from home. Did it pay off? Well, you are now operating your at-home business. Hopefully with success that will continue to offer you the opportunity for a happier, financially stable life for you and your family.
Relive some of that curiosity each day in your business and take some of those childlike risks and it will pay big dividends for you. If you are reluctant to approach someone with your business or your products, be curious and you may find you were mistaken. Or you may find that their spouse or a close friend is looking for an opportunity “just like” the one you are offering. Your curiosity led you into a revenue generating opportunity and that is exactly to what Rohn is referring and that I am attempting to relate.
The second is excitement. Is there anything more gratifying to witness than the excitement of a child? It will melt your heart AND it can grow your business. Call on your inner child and get excited. Get excited about your life, your family, your decision and your business. Get excited (and celebrate) the victories of your business and your associates, each sale or presentation, your advances and each month’s expanding check. Children, yours and mine, have no problem getting excited about a wide range of different things and that is good for their mental and even their physical health. How could excitement possibly not be good for your at-home business? The answer is excitement is the secret to building a healthy business… any business. So get excited everyday.
Children awaken and are excited about it being morning, about “what’s for breakfast?” about the dog greeting them as they get out of bed… all of these little things lead to big excitement. If you learn to get excited about the little things, like children do, getting excited about the bigger things, like the success of your business, gets a lot easier. And that excitement duplicates and gets easier and easier and the easier it becomes, the better it is for your business.
Third is faith. Children are believers. Adults grow into skeptics and, at their worst, cynics. Have you ever had the experience of being around someone or people that see every situation as a “glass half empty”? Is there anything worse? Kids are believers and what they believe is that things are going to get better and better because they have faith in the positive. That childlike faith can be an indispensable asset in your business. “I believe the next approach I make will result in making a presentation.” “I believe that my next contact will have a vision and an energy for my business.” “ I believe that I can replace my last turn-down with 3 more opportunities that really understand the quality of the products and/or the opportunity of my business model.”
I have faith in that! Only when you adopt that kind of positive mindset will you move forward without looking over your shoulder for the next “bad” thing to happen. You must believe… have faith, in the manner of a child, to keep looking ahead without any doubts about the commitment you have made and the success that is inevitable.
And finally, there is trust. Children never second-guess themselves. There is an internal trust they have in everything they hear, say and do. Adults consider this limitless trust naiveté and label it as a weakness. What that leads to is an inability to trust… in anything. In your business, that is vulnerability because your business should be grounded on trust from the beginning. You do what you are supposed to do week after week, month after month and success happens. And it does time after time… month after month.
Your supervisor promised that he or she would be a good and available advisor. You trust that they will and in most cases, if you fulfill your promises to them, they give you the leadership that is necessary to assure your success. They have made commitments to you and your business for everything from administration to marketing to timely payment of your commissions. You trust in all these things like a child trusts that breakfast will be available each morning before school. If you are unable to trust in those things, you may have made a poor choice from the beginning.
So, observe the trust that lives in your children or, if you’re young enough, remember it in yourself and understand that it is a valuable tool in developing your business. There is no risk in trusting the people and the things that have never let you down. Children understand that, that is why they are so good at being kids. They have trust. They have faith. They have excitement. And they have curiosity.
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Essential oils and herbs have been used extensively for medicinal uses dating back to the ancient Egyptian times of 3500 B.C. Essential oils were used as medicine as well as in the burial rituals of rulers and pharaohs. They were also used in biblical times and referenced throughout the Bible. They were used as anointing oils, they were burned as incense to stop plagues, used as beauty treatments, and frankincense and myrrh were given as gifts to Mary after Jesus’ birth because they were known to support the immune system. Mary would have rubbed them all over him to help prevent any infection and strengthen his immune system. 2000 years ago Hippocrates (known as the founding father of modern medicine, and the Hippocratic Oath quoting “First, do no harm”) used essential oils extensively in his medical practice. Essential oils are still widely used today for their medicinal healing all over the world.
Essential Oils are extracted directly from the bark, flower, fruit, leaf, seed or root of a plant or tree. Essential Oils are created thru a process of distillation which separates the oil and water based compounds of a plant by steaming. Occasionally they are sometimes produced by cold pressed extraction. Citrus oils are most times harvested by this route as they only use the peels of citrus for the oil. Essential Oils are highly concentrated oils that have a strong aroma. This is where “Aromatherapy” comes into play. During the distillation process you are separating the most powerful healing compounds of a plant into a single oil. Here’s an example of how potent an oil can be, it takes 150 pounds of lavender to create 1 pound of lavender essential oil, in essence you are getting 150xs the healing power of lavender in that 1 pound of oil compared to using straight lavender in something. Essential oils work with your body rather than against your body if used correctly and in a safe manner.
The natural oils in plants protect them from insects, shield the plant from a harsh environment and help them adapt to their surroundings. By using essential oils you are harnessing the protective, healing powers of that particular plant.
What do you know about Essential Oils? I will be honest with you, I did not know anything at all until a couple years ago when I started seeinWhat g on social media what Essential Oils could do for you. What are they? Where do they come from? What are the benefits and how do you use them? The biggest shock to me when I began my research on Essential Oils was the cost for a tiny bottle. Are they of Therapeutic grade? You know that really sounds impressive, technical and official doesn’t it? Well come to find out the term “Therapeutic grade” and another “Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade” are just marketing ploys. Made up by Essential Oil companies to sell there products. Defining one product from another is extremely critical in marketing said product. You want it to become the “gold standard” product to market. This was the tactic used to create the term “therapeutic grade” back in 2007. Prior to this there was no such term as “therapeutic grade” in the essential oil market.
There is no governing body as of this writing, that certifies the quality of essential oils or the standardized grading system for essential oils.
We had a fabulous two months in Southern California this past spring. Our son lives in a community called Temecula. We fell in love with the town and “old town”. A great place to shop. One of the things that stood out was the lush green landscaping, flowers, street signs were visible and “so clean”. Wine country at its best. We visited a few of them and found the Cougar Winery to be exceptional. We visited San Diego and the waterfront district, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Malibu had a ride to remember up Mulholland Drive. That road is so twisting and curvy and certainly not a relaxing drive. Ha!
We took our son to San Fernando Valley where he was born. The hospital is still there and the home in Panorama City is still in existence. Can not believe the change in 50 years time. Van Nuys Blvd. didn’t even look familiar. My husband graduated from Birmingham High School in Van Nuys and the school is still there. We use to treat ourselves to a Bobs Big Boy now and then and so we had to stop in Taluca Lake to have a Big Boy. They taste the same.
Visited family in Covina and Whittier also. Traveling the freeways out there are different than here in the Twin Cities. At times we were standing still! One thing I have to mention is the motorcycles traveling between the car lanes. I couldn’t believe it and it is legal.
It was a good trip and we plan to go again next year.
Life is good!
What’s Your Trust Factor?
Simon Sinek explains with humor and common sense how having a better understanding of people can help you not only in business but in all aspects of your life. Simon explains the importance of building trust, identifying it around you and how easily it can be lost.
“What’s a community?
A group of people with a common set of values and beliefs…
What’s a Culture?
A group of people with a common set of values and beliefs…
What’s a Company?
A group of people with a common set of values and beliefs……or at least it should be!
Marketing, logos and slogans won’t make any difference if people don’t trust you or feel that they have anything in common with you. I am sharing this clip as a training resource for you and those you lead. It is worthy of everyone’s time. Once you watch it, then use these skills to provide value to your clients, your colleagues and the world at large.
Have a great day and inspire others to do the same.
Where does one begin? I have been on a long hiatus and am now back on my blog to continue to bring you updated
information on Health, Writing and Networking. Why was I gone so long? That is a good question and one I will try to answer honestly. To be upfront with my readers I must say “I just got burnt out”. I have continued to keep up with my fellow networkers, reading there emails, listening to podcasts and webinars. One can never in a thousand years be able to retain all the information that is out there but I try to capture the best information as I see it. Kim Klaver, Ann Sieg, Mike Dillard, Todd Falcone, Eric Worre and Ray Higdon are a few that I follow.
Living in the tundra, our winter right now is not very nice. lol This morning it was -14 degrees below zero. I did capture a beautiful picture of the sunrise. This picture was taken at 6:30 am. Yes, there is snow on the ground!
We enjoyed a wonderful holiday here with family. Our son and his family were here from California for ten days. It went way to fast. They left for home on January 2nd. The decorations and lights came down soon after. A letdown for sure.
Trying to get motivated so took in two Webinars lastnight. At 7 pm. with Jessica Higdon on Why Social Media. If you are in business than SM is certainly worth looking into for building relationships and prospecting as well. Finding local people to prospect is one thing she advised. At 8 pm I hopped on over to Ray Higdons webinar on The Seven Strategies to building a succcessful business. He talked about expectations, prospecting, time management, daily routine, landmines, team building and your inner culture. These two are married and share some amazing knowledge on Network Marketing.
I hope you all had a great 2014 and that 2015 will be even greater.
Using Other Peoples Info To Increase Your Adsense Cash
Adsense is really making a huge impact on the affiliate marketing industry nowadays. Because of this, weak affiliate merchants have the tendency to die faster than ever and ad networks will be going to lose their customers quickly.
If you are in a losing rather than winning in the affiliate program you are currently into, maybe it is about time to consider going into the Adsense marketing and start earning some real cash.
Google is readily providing well written and highly relevant ads that are closely chosen to match the content on your pages. You do not have to look for them yourselves as the search engine will be the doing the searching for you from other people’s source.
You do not have to spend time in choosing different kind of ads for different pages. And no codes to mess around for different affiliate programs.
You will be able to concentrate on providing good and quality content, as the search engines will be the ones finding the best ads in which to put your pages on.
You are still allowed to add Adsense ads even if you already have affiliate links on your site. It is prohibited, however, to imitate the look and feel of the Google ads for your affiliate links.
You can filter up to 200 URLs. That gives you a chance to block ads for the sites that do not meet your guidelines. You can also block competitors. Though it is unavoidable that Adsense may be competing for some space on web sites that all other revenues are sharing.
Owners of small sites are allowed to plug a bit of a code into their sites and instantly have relevant text ads that appeal to your visitors appear instantly into your pages. If you own many sites, you only need to apply once. It makes up for having to apply to many affiliate programs.
The only way to know how much you are already earning is to try and see. If you want out, all you have to do is remove the code from your site.
The payment rates can vary extremely. The payment you will be receiving per click depends on how much advertisers are paying per click to advertise with the use of the AdWords. Advertisers can pay as little as 5 cents and as high as $10-12, sometimes even more than that too. You are earning a share of that money generated.
If your results remain stagnant, it can help if you try and build simple and uncluttered pages so that the ads can catch the visitor’s eyes more. It sometimes pay to differ from the usual things that people are doing already. It is also a refreshing sight for your visitor once they see something different for a change.
Publishers also have the option of choosing to have their ads displayed only on a certain site or sites. It is also allowed to have them displayed on a large network of sites. The choice would be depending on what you think will work best for your advantage.
To get an idea if some Adsense ads you see on the search engines has your pages, try to find web pages that have similar material to the content you are planning to create and look up their Adsense ads.
It is important to note that you cannot choose certain topics only. If you do this, search engines will not place Adsense ads on your site and you will be missing out a great opportunity in making hundreds and even thousands of dollars cash.
It is still wise to look at other people’s information and format your Adsense there. Just think about it as doing yourself a favor by not having to work too hard to know what content to have.
Topic to be avoided includes gambling, firearms, ammunition, tobacco or drugs. If you are being offered more cash in exchange of doing Adsense with these kinds, it is just like signing your own termination paper.
With all the information that people need in your hands already, all you have to do is turn them as your profits. It all boils down to a gain and gain situation both for the content site owners and the webmasters or publishers.
Make other people’s matter your own and starting earning some extra cash.