Preparation | Are you prepared?

Are you Prepared?

I was trying to think about what to write in a blog today and I thought what am I doing right now?

I am waiting in anticipation/trepidation or whatever you want to call it for a restructure pack to come out. We have been prepared by our manager to expect major change in the organisation. That we will see major changes to the way we work and are aligned and also that there will be numbers which are a lot lower than we currently have in workforce.

We were told it would be out about 4:00 o’clock however it is now 5:21pm. This is a common trait of this particular manager, I know because my husband went through it several times before me.

This is the same sort of thing that happens when the media has built up a big storm and everyone is prepared and waiting to see what happens. You sit there anticipating a great big damaging storm.

You have been prepared to face damage and so when the storm passes with minor damage then it is just a relief.

Are you prepared if something happens to your family? Could you cope if a loved one was admitted to hospital suddenly? Or if you lost your job in yet another re-structure? Change is just a part of life these days and we have to be prepared to face anything.

One of the ways I am preparing myself mentally to cope with whatever is thrown my way is by listening to audios, associating with really positive people, diversifying our family income sources and knowing within myself that I can if need be get a job anywhere.

What are you doing to prepare yourself for change?

Do you remember being in scouts or guides by any chance and the scout motto of be prepared?

We were taught from a young age to prepare ourselves physically and mostly mentally for any situation but how many of us have carried it through to adult life?

Are you in a financial situation where if something unexpected comes up you can cope until you get back on your feet again?

Are you diversifying your income by building up a business of your own that you can do anywhere so long as you have an internet connection?

If disaster strikes you and your loved ones could you create another income, or spend time with a loved one without thinking about it?

I can’t yet but I am working on it. Over the last few blogs I have been talking about the tee-shirt company my husband has started and his other income stream of business coaching.

I am doing blogging and internet marketing to diversify my income so that I have a plan B which can become my plan A if and when needed. My goal is to build my Plan B up so it can replace my Plan A and give me time freedom and financial freedom.

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Are you prepared?

One of my international friends is going through a really hard time at the moment.  In the last few weeks his mother has had to go into hospital to get a cancer operation and this morning he told me that his oldest daughter is in hospital with Malaria.  He has told me she needs blood, the same type as his and the hospital has some if he pays for it however right now he is struggling to pay his bus fare to get home to see his daughter. Are you prepared if anything like this happened to you? Take the step now and start creating your new life by making sure you are prepared.

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Attitude | Is your Attitude worth catching?

Is your attitude worth catching? Do you go around in a funk of negativity believing everything is a poo sandwich or do you get up with a smile and face the world with a positive attitude to the world?

Is your attitude worth catching?

Do you believe that you can be successful it just takes some work? Or do you believe that life is poo sandwich and everything is against you?

Your attitude affects your life in so may ways, so take a close look at your attitude.  Is there something that needs to change?

I have a close friend that was bought up to believe it was wrong to be given anything it was taking, that she was worthless at practical things and wasn’t allowed to help in the kitchen or taught anything practical as a child.  She was encouraged in her school work but not allowed to learn to cook, clean or do any of the things our parents normally teach us.  She was also taught that money was wrong, that people that had money were mean.

In the last few years I have seen a major attitude change in this friend as she has realised she is totally capable and it is not bad to accept gifts.  This friend now is an amazing cook experimenting in the kitchen all the time and is a great little housecleaner. And now can accept gifts without feeling bad.  That is a major turn around in attitude.  She is now even running her own business and understands that successful people actually give more by been successful.

I have another friend that has been through illness and hardship all her life but she always has a wonderful smile and believes that life is great.  This lady has had a positive attitude no matter what has happened to her in life and as a result she has outlived so many people that did not have her positive attitude when many times she has been told she has multiple illnesses.

So is your attitude worth catching?

Do you run around thinking the the sky is falling, nothing ever goes your way? or do you look forward to every day? Start the morning with a smile and keep smiling no matter what life throws at you?

Do you think your attitude needs some adjusting?

There are so many wonderful books out there, audios you can listen to and people that can help you with changing your attitude.

I am part of a wonderful team online called the totally inspired living tribe and I have never met such a wonderfully supportive team of people before in my life.  We are all there to support each other not hype, and we read each other’s blogs and videos and help syndicate and teach each other. And it is all because I joined this wonderful business at the beginning of the year.

Through this business I am getting daily inspiration to help adjust my attitude by reading, listening to audios and associating with some of the most amazing people in the world.

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So is your attitude worth catching?

If you think your attitude needs adjusting then lets do this together.  Catch up with me on Facebook or leave a comment below.  I would love to meet you.

As an aside, check out this range of tee-shirts.  My husband calls it bad attitude clothing, so it fits in with this idea of what is your attitude and is it worth catching.

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Persistence | A great example of Persistence

A great example of persistence

Today I am going off topic, well kind of.  This week my husband has released the first few tee shirts in his designer tee shirt range so I am excited about that.

I am discussing this today because it is about persistence and desire.

Alan has been working really hard on the designs for this release for the last few weeks and will keep adding to the range over time.  He has currently got at least 30 designs in the pipeline.

Alan started talking about doing these tee shirts last year or even earlier and it has been his priority for the last few months .  The target market for Win-Dirty is sporting people and fans, particularly Wrestlers, MMA,  mountain bikers and fighters.  This is mainly because Alan has been involved with pro wrestling for about 20 years and loves the slogans that come out of these industries.

In the last week or two Alan has had issues with the platforms he was on and was getting really depressed so I was really proud and excited when he told me on Friday that he had the first tee-shirts on line. Over the last few weeks we have gone through depression and excitement and everything else in between but through persistence he has achieved his goal of getting his first designs out so hearing that news was the best thing.

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Here are some of the tee-shirts:

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In the last few weeks he has talked to designers and they have complimented him on his design work and given him some advice on layout.  He has also spent a lot of time researching on the internet and has not seen this kind of design work anywhere else so we believe these are unique.

I talked about persistence a few weeks ago so decided to show another example of persistence.

I am also working on persistence, Desire and habit -forming for me with the 90 day boot camp I am working on. We need to read, do videos and do blogging. I was reading in Napoleon Hills Keys to Success the other day about cosmic habit force and that is what we are working to achieve.

All of us are ruled by our habits. These are fastened onto us by repeated thoughts and experiences. You have complete right of control over your thoughts. We create patterns of thought by repeating certain ideas or behaviour until the Law of Cosmic Habitforce takes over these patterns and makes them more or less permanent unless or until you consciously rearrange them.

By doing the bootcamp  I am developing habits of persistence and consistency that will take my business and life forward every day.

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Procrastination | Reasons for Procrastination

There are two main reasons for procrastination, the fear of success and the fear of failure. Today I go a bit more in depth of these two fears and ways to overcome them.

Reasons for Procrastination

Over the last few posts I have been talking about procrastination.  In the first post I was fairly general about some of the reasons for Procrastination,  in the second post I shared some quotes about procrastination and how they apply to me and in this post I am going to discuss the two major fears that can lead to procrastination.

My husband has been doing some training as well for his business as well and his mentor said that the two main reasons for procrastination are the “fear of Success” and the “Fear of Failure” and so he suggested I go into more detail on these fears.

Why is it that so many lottery winners are back to where they started a year after they won the lottery? Why do Pop Stars that become famous overnight have so much problem dealing with it? Particularly if it is a result of a reality show.  A lot of the reason is that these people do not know how to handle success.  A lot of people do not how they would handle success if it came to them suddenly by doing something so they procrastinate.

You have to know how to deal with success, and the way you learn, is by reading and listening to audios.  Training your mind that success is natural, that you will succeed and you will be able to handle it.  Your mind has to be prepared to accept success otherwise it will self-sabotage all your efforts.

The way I am preparing my mind is reading powerful books like Napoleon Hill, listening to audios like our inner circle audios and I am also listening to subliminal recordings and hypnosis but that is not for everyone.

Other ways we can prepare ourselves are by meditation and associating with other successful people. Masterminding with other successful people enables you to associate success with you and your friends and just be accepted.

 

Reasons for Procrastination

 

The other major Fear you have to overcome often to stop procrastination is the “Fear of Failure.” With this fear you are afraid that you will fail so do not even want to start the task before you.  You might have been told all your informative years that you will never come to anything, that you might as well not try as you will fail.

One of the the first things you have to teach yourself is that all successful people have failed before they achieved.  One of the most important things to remember is that Edison failed 10000 times before he succeeded in creating a working light-bulb.  Donald Trump has failed many times but what makes him great is that he always gets up and starts again and is now one of the richest men in the world.   What you need to do is look at failure as just a step along the way to success.  Each failure gets you further along the path to success as you learn how to deal with that issue and progress further on the path to success.

 

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The more important thing is if you fail do you just try again after analysing the reason for failure? If you do you will be preparing yourself for success and the more you do this the less you will procrastinate.

These are two main reasons for procrastination,  There are multiple reasons but most of them will boil down to these two reasons.

If you have enjoyed reading my post on reasons for Procrastination,  then comment below with examples you have come across and methods you are using to overcome these two main fears.

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Reasons for Procrastination

To summarise the two main reasons for Procrastination are fear of success and fear of failure and they both can be interchanged and overcome by preparing the mind.

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Procrastination Quotes | Quotes that will help with Overcoming Procrastination

This is a blog sharing Procrastination Quotes and why these quotes are important to me and how they are used to motivate me. Come on the journey and share your quotes with our readers

Quotes that will help you overcome Procrastination

The other day I wrote about the definition of Procrastination and my husband found an article in the New Zealand Herald and suggested I do a blog about quotes on procrastination so that is what I am doing today.

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone”
Pablo Picasso

 

This quote seems very pertinent to me.  You really have to think about your priorities and legal obligations.  Do the things which are priorities and legally obligated to do and do not stress about the rest.  Work out if the thing you are putting off really ever has to be done.

 

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”
Abraham Lincoln

 

I believe for me this relates particularly to business tasks.  You can not escape the responsibility of doing your tax returns.  There is a set time they need to be done by and it is better to get them started and not have to rush them and hence make mistakes or be penalised because you did not get them in on time.

Also for business tasks, you cannot escape the responsibility of turning up in your business everyday, in my case, doing videos, writing blogs, creating leads. If you put that off then you will not succeed.  You have to be present everyday in some form or other.

“My advice is to never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.”
Charles Dickens

I am learning daily to what needs to be done today as it takes away pressure on what needs to be done tomorrow.  I am learning through my own mistakes that I have been a very bad procrastinator in the past particularly putting aside things like taxes until the last minute but doing the amazing bootcamp I am on currently I am learning not to procrastinate and just get on. Procrastination has been the thief of time so often in my life before.  I have wasted away time playing games when I should have been working, doing things like tidying something up instead of doing actual paperwork and all those things when if I had just got on and done the job I would not have had to rush and do it at the last minute.

Lack of confidence, sometimes alternating with unrealistic dreams of heroic success, often leads to procrastination, and many studies suggest that procrastinators are self-handicappers: rather than risk failure, they prefer to create conditions that make success impossible, a reflex that of course creates a vicious cycle.”
James Surowiecki

As discussed the other day there are some fears that lead to procrastination.  I believe this quote covers some of that nicely.  One of the things I have learned through the boot camp and training I am doing is it is better to start rather than wait for perfection.  It is something I am going through with my husband at the moment.  He is working on a range of tee-shirts and is just about ready to publish them.  But his problem is he is a perfectionist and a number of people have now told him to just get them out there and changes can be made later.  It is the same in my day job. I am learning about agile methodology and one of the things about Agile is to get it out first and if it fails then make changes.

Here is a neat video I found from Ellen Degenres.  I remember seeing this routine on one of stand up comedy shows.  Have a laugh and then get on with your tasks.

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Procrastination | How do you overcome Procrastination?

Firstly you work out your Why. (Your Definiteness of Purpose) and get it burned into your mind. The more you burn it into your mind the less likely you will be to procrastinate. You will prioritise the tasks that will lead to you succeeding in your definiteness of purpose. Always at the top of mind you will be thinking about your definiteness of purpose, your why. Because your definiteness of purpose is always at the top of your mind you will do everything you can do achieve your definite of purpose.

Procrastination, how do you overcome it?

 

I have been thinking about procrastination a lot this week.  I have been suffering from it a bit.

I have been showing up in my business everyday, a little bit each day but not putting in the full time I should have been devoting.

I have been making excuses that life has taken over again , but the real excuse is I have not had my definite major purpose at front of mind.  I have been trying to get my head in the right place by using subliminal tools and of course reading and listening to audios, which has helped me deal with some of the depression and negativity my husband has been going through as well.

 

The dictionary definition of Procrastination is:

noun
1.

the act or habit of procrastinating, or putting off or delaying, especiallysomething requiring immediate attention:

She was smart, but her constant procrastination led her to be late with almost every assignment.

So how do you overcome procrastination?

 

Firstly you work out your Why. (Your Definiteness of Purpose) and get it burned into your mind.  The more you burn it into your mind the less likely you will be to procrastinate. You will prioritise the tasks that will lead to you succeeding in your definiteness of purpose.  Always at the top of mind you will be thinking about your definiteness of purpose, your why.  Because your definiteness of purpose is always at the top of your mind you will do everything you can do achieve your definite of purpose.
There are some situations where procrastination is good.  This is putting off minor and unimportant tasks so you can concentrate on the major tasks that lead to achievement of your definiteness of purpose.  Sometimes this procrastination can save you from putting effort in where you shouldn’t exert it.
There are several reasons for Procrastination and all can be overcome.  The list of reasons I have found is Stress, Overwhelm , Laziness, Lack of Motivation, Lack of Discipline, Poor time Management. Lack of Skills, and perfectionism.
I have just read a blog from Steve Palina.com which has a really good explanation of what to do to overcome these reasons for the procrastination but the one that I like the most is make time to play as well then make time to work.

So what ways do you overcome procrastination?

What methods do you use in your daily life to overcome habits of procrastination?
I would love to hear what you do.  Leave a comment below and help others with your ways of overcoming procrastination.
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Self Discipline | Ways to build your self Discipline

Self discipline enables you to think about the consequences then say your words. In other-words think before you act. This also means you control your emotions by regulating the power of each emotion.

Ways to build your Self Discipline

I have been reading a wonderful book called Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Success and one of the chapters I have just read is all about Self Discipline.

The chapter is called Enforce Discipline and is one of the Keys to success.  There are six mini topics under the heading of Enforce your Self Discipline and they are Controlling your emotions, The big four, The power of Self-Discipline, The structure of your mind, The things you cannot discipline, and the power of will.

Controlling your Emotions – Self discipline enables you to think about the consequences then say your words.  In other-words think before you act. This also means you control your emotions by regulating the power of each emotion.

There are 14 emotions split into Positive emotions and Negative emotions.

These emotions are:

Love Fear
Sex Jealousy
Hope Hatred
Faith Revenge
Enthusiasm Greed
 Loyalty Anger
Desire Superstition

Emotions provide your driving power and if you can control them you will achieve amazing results.  They need to be balanced because too much of any emotion can overwhelm the others and take away reasoning for example there are those people that are so in love that they will do anything for their loved ones.  They are putty in the hands of others and rarely amount to anything because they have no purpose in their own life.

You must control and direct your emotions, not deny them.  Denial would be an impossible task because emotions are like a river, their power can be dammed and released under control and direction, but it cannot be held in check forever.

The section on the Big Four is all about using self discipline in four highly important areas.  Appetite, Positive Mental Attitude, Time and Definiteness of Purpose.  A Positive Mental Attitude is the is the only frame of mind in which you can have a definiteness of purpose.

Definiteness of purpose is the most important reason for self discipline.  You you know your definiteness of purpose then you will do everything in your abilities to achieve it.  The power of Self-Discipline allows you to achieve amazing things.  Let’s look at Mahatma Gandhi.

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Mahatma Gandhi was one of the most powerful persons in the world, and he didn’t have a house, and had no money but his influence is incredible

This man over long years defeated the British Empire because his definiteness of purpose was to free the people of India.  He went the extra mile to free hundreds of thousands of people. He had applied faith. He completely cleared his mind of any doubt that freedom would be won. And he had amazing self discipline.

Focus your mind on your definiteness of Purpose and self-discipline will be learned along the way to make sure you achieve your definiteness of Purpose.

So going back to the title of this blog

Self Discipline Ways to build your self discipline

Do you think you have learnt ways to build your self discipline?

What ways do you use to build your self-discipline?

Reading is a good start.  Another way is listening to inspiring audios.

I do both and I am amazed daily on what I seem to be achieving.

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Persistence |What is it to be Persistent?

Persistence: What is is it to be persistent?

Everyone keeps saying be persistent but what do they mean by that?

Here is the dictionary definition of persistence:

persistence
pəˈsɪst(ə)ns/
noun
noun: persistence
  1. the fact of continuing in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.
    “Cardiff’s persistence was rewarded with a try”
    synonyms: perseverance, tenacity, determination, resolve, resolution, resoluteness,staying power, purposefulness, firmness of purpose, patience, endurance,application, diligence, sedulousness, dedication, commitment,doggedness, persistency, pertinacity, assiduity, assiduousness,steadfastness, tirelessness, indefatigability, stamina; More

  2. the continued or prolonged existence of something.
    “the persistence of huge environmental problems”

So a good definition of persistence is setting yourself goals and keeping to them, developing habits, and staying the course no matter what gets in your way,

With the 90 day bootcamp I am doing I have been impressed with how much I have achieved so far.  The persistence is paying off and I have not seen myself so happy in such a long time.

I was extremely camera shy when I started but I can now say I have done 23 Facebook videos and by persisting through the challenge they have now become just another way of communicating.

Another friend of mine (you can meet her here) has shown persistence in wanting to run her own pet care/feeding business.  She had her first client last week and the customer was so impressed that she already has repeat business.  Heni went around every pet store in her area and every place where she could leave cards and also do mail drops and the persistence has paid off.

So tell me below examples of persistence in your life I would love to hear of ways that persistence has paid off for you

Other ways of showing persistence are reading daily, blogging regularly, sharing your business and ideas with people and generally making habits stick.

Persistence|What is it to be persistent?

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Empowerment What Does It Mean to You?

Empowerment What does it mean to you?

I have been calling this blog my daily empowerment so today I decided to investigate what empowerment means.

The dictionary has two definitions of Empowerment.

Empowerment What does it mean to you?

I have been calling this blog my daily empowerment so today I decided to investigate what empowerment means.

The dictionary has two definitions of Empowerment.

verb (used with object)

1.

to give power or authority to; authorize, especially by legal or official means:

I empowered my agent to make the deal for me. The local ordinance empowers the board of health to close unsanitary restaurants.

2.

to enable or permit:

Wealth empowered him to live a comfortable life.

 So Empowerment What Does it mean to you?

This blog is called my daily empowerment because I share information that will allow you to self-empower yourself. Which means we empower ourselves by giving us the power to succeed with whatever our challenges are.

So Empowerment what does it mean to you?

 We give ourselves power by reading and listening to powerful books and audios.  By turning off the negative things in our lives and creating a positive mental attitude. We also associate ourselves with people that we can learn from.  That have gone through the mistakes before us and teach us ways that will make our path easier than the one they had to strike.
The kinds of books we read are business books, mind set books, anything positive.
The books I am currently reading are “Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Success” and “Secrets of Inspiring Leaders Exposed” Interviews by Dale Beaumont.
Through these books I am learning so much.
Here is a short video I did one day on some of my reading.
So Empowerment what does that mean to you?
I hope you have enjoyed this post.  Leave a comment below and tell me what
you think empowerment means to you.
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