Everyone needs motivation at some point in their life

In today's blog I speak with Rowdy McLean who features in my Millionaire Motivators book:

What have you found motivates people? 

world-health-day_1100012123-1013intPeople are motivated to change when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of making a change.

My job as a motivator is to convince people to take a good look at how their lives are unfolding and get ahead of the game; look for the pain points that are on the horizon and fix them before they become a massive problem.

Seeing that the pain of working out or going to the gym or mending their diet is much better than having a massive heart attack.

You shouldn’t wait for the threat of divorce to fix your relationships; or don’t wait until you’re bankrupt to realise your finances need attention; and don’t wait to get a redundancy notice to know you’re not applying yourself at work. [Read more...]

Letting Go

By Shanti Gowans (one of my mentors)

Many people think that by gathering more stuff, they'll finally find happiness. However, what if that isn't the case? Often, you can find true happiness right now, in this moment, simply by letting go. Here are some suggestions of things you could let go of, that will make you a happier, more peaceful person, by the time you go to bed tonight.

Let go of the need to impress others

Most human beings care about what other people think of them. After all, we are naturally social creatures.

However, if you find yourself spending too much of your time, money or energy trying to impress other people and get their approval, you're not being true to yourself.

There's no need to try and be something you're not, because who you are right now is wonderful and excellent.

Focus instead on living the most authentic version of yourself. When you fully embrace who you are and share it with others, you'll find that people will appreciate how real you are and will love you for that.

Let go of the need to be right

Sometimes when we feel we've been mistreated or misunderstood by someone, we can get caught up wanting that person to admit they've wronged us. And we want an apology, or at least an acknowledgement that we are right and they're wrong.

The problem is, that not all human beings see things from the same perspective. In your world, you're right, but in their world, so are they.

There are definitely times where an apology is necessary. But at most other times, rather than allowing feelings of negativity to take root inside you and start spilling over into other areas of your life, it could be better to ask yourself: "Do I want to be right? Or do I want to be happy?"

Often it's just our ego that keeps us holding onto past resentments and upsets. Instead, consider
letting go of the desire to be right and you'll find you'll instantly restore happiness and contentment in your life.

Let go of the desire to gossip

You may have heard that gossip is just a cheap way to make yourself feel good, and surely we would have to agree? We all know that being negative about other people is, well, not so good. And, when the people around you are doing it, it can be easy to slip into doing it, too!

Consider though, that the quality of your life depends on the quality of the conversations you have. If you want to live a more fulfilling life, start by embracing the power of your words. Your voice is powerful! And what you have to say makes a difference. Be committed to having more positive conversations about things that matter, and not bringing people down, and you'll be surprised how quickly you'll brighten your outlook on life.

Let go of the past

It's easy to dwell on the past, especially when the future is so unknown. Looking to the past can feel safe - we know what has happened and we know what we could do to change things, if only we had the chance. The truth is, though, that you never will have the chance to change the past. Not unless you invent a time machine.

Your past has served its purpose. It has brought you to the place you are today and made you the person you are now.  And who you are right now is absolutely wonderful and excellent. Be grateful for your experiences, and know that 'now' is all you have. So do your best to enjoy each moment. Give yourself the gift of being present!

Be blessed. With love, Shanti

www.shantiyoga.com.au

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Attitude

why meEach day brings opportunities to make choices about life - the most fundamental being our choice of attitude. If you can choose to get out of bed and do whatever you do each day, you can also choose to have a positive attitude, and find ways to enjoy even the most tedious of tasks. The choice is always yours.

Inconvenient things happen all the time, but how you react to them shows your character. Thinking the worst includes a wide array of negative thoughts such as: "Why does this have to happen to me?" "Why am I (are we) so unlucky?" "Is s/he going to die? Please don't let her/him die" You get the idea? [Read more...]

The opposite of inspiration

Winning by Shanti Gowans
Shanti has been my personal teacher for many years as her wisdom and way with words is always inspiring.

Shanti_Gowans_2Winning often gets a bad rap. It often evokes baggage such as disempowering beliefs and fears for many people. Whilst we hear a lot about failure, it's just as likely people have a fear of success - which is really a fear of the consequences of success. [Read more...]

Feather. Brick. Truck

 

featherPeople usually make change in their life in one of two ways: either the Universe knocks them on the head with a very painful experience or they change through conscious awareness.

I think the Universe sends us messages, and the message initially comes as a ‘feather’; this is a gentle incident, event or reminder where you realise or know you must do something, but you don’t. [Read more...]

The Secret to Real Abundance

gratitude heartIf I was asked the single most thing I have learnt about success from interviewing over 100 successful entrepreneurs for my Millionaire book series I would have to say it is Gratitude.I know that may sound strange and to be honest, until fairly recently I used to think- that's Ok for them- they have success, that's why they are grateful. [Read more...]