“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star”.
This quote comes from W. Clement Stone, who was one of the original new age thinkers. He wrote the book “The Success System that Never Fails” and was mentioned in “The Secret” as a mentor of Jack Canfield.
Another post and so soon! My patient followers will be in shock!
I just had this real urge today to write something more about adversity. Over the months and years I have blogged about all sorts of things to do with being financially free, successful and happy. Do you know what my most popular post of all time is?
It is 6 Steps For Coping With Adversity. I wrote this way back in 2009 and still think it’s valid. Just recently, I sent it to a friend who is having a hard time, and he found it helpful. Why are so many people are suffering when the purpose of our life is to be joyful?
Ok. Well, it has happened. You have gone down the slippery slope for whatever reason and are unhappy, depressed and now really need to take action to get yourself back on top of things again.
Try something different. Have you heard of Abraham Hicks? They have described themselves as “a group consciousness from the non-physical dimension!” They are channelled by Esther Hicks, hence the name.
Being totally objective, and having our well-being at heart, Abraham have some very useful, comprehensive and helpful steps to take to get you to a better feeling place. These steps are called the emotional guidance system.
Read this article from the “Discovering Peace” website called the Abraham Hicks Emotional Guidance Scale. It comes from their wonderful book called “Ask and It Is Given” and is all about finding a better feeling emotion step by step, from Depression all the way up to Joy.
Also, have a look at their website Abraham Hicks. Sign up for the free daily quote; maybe even buy their book. They have a good, rather dry sense of humour which always helps :-)
Remember, life is meant to be joyful. All is Well.
Hope this helps.
I know for a fact that I will never win the Lottery (or Lotto as we call it in NZ).
This is mainly because I never buy tickets! I never buy scratchies either. I wonder how much I have saved over the years by not frittering away $10 here or $20 there?
I do not believe that gambling is the way to achieve financial freedom.
Did you know that the chances of winning the lottery are about 1 in 135,145,920? You actually have a better chance of finding a pearl in an oyster, dating a supermodel or winning an Academy Award!
Read more in this great article: Financial Freedom Goals vs Winning the Lottery by Kim Kiyosaki (Kim is Robert Kiyosaki’s wife).
It is interesting to see what people do with their new found riches if they do win! So many of them seem to blow the lot and end up being in just the same financial situation or even worse off than before!
They are so out of their ‘comfort zone’ that it doesn’t take long for their subconcious mind to return them to what they are used to. Financial education should be compulsary for all lottery winners!
Tip: If YOU have just had a financial windfall; pay off your mortagage, buy a doodad or two (depending on how much you won), then invest the rest in educating yourself financially and buy cash producing assets e.g rental property which returns positive cashflow, and your lump sum can become a steady flow of income forever. Wouldn’t that be a happy end to the story?
Perseverance is not giving up. It is persistence and tenacity, the effort required to do something and keep doing it till the end, even if it’s hard.
So many of my favourite mentors seem to be talking about the the importance of Perseverace at the moment.
“Perseverance” originally comes from the Latin “perseverantia” and means to abide by something strictly. If you’re doing something in spite of all the difficulty, you’re being strict on yourself. Sailing single-handedly around the world or climbing a high mountain are acts requiring perseverance. Even things like learning a new language require perseverance and daily practise.
If you want to be successful in life you will need to persevere. Never give up!
I’m not a great user of facebook, but I love it as a way to keep up with my mentors.
Every day I get to hear the latest from Robert Kiyosaki (author of Rich Dad Poor Dad), T. Harve Eker (author of The Millionaire Mind), Bob Proctor, Jack Canfield, John Assaraf, Michael Bernard Beckwith (all starring in The Secret), Neale Donald Walsche (author of Conversations with God) and Abraham, to name a few.
We all need a good dose of inspiration with our facebook!! ‘Like’ a positive person today! :-)
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We all aspire to do, be and have great things. Yet most of us simply aren’t creating the results we want. We complain that we don’t have enough money, romance, success or joy in our lives.
Jack Canfield, America’s #1 Success Coach, is founder of the billion-dollar book brand Chicken Soup for the Soul© and a leading authority on Peak Performance and Life Success. If you’re ready to jump-start your life, make more money, and have more fun and joy in all that you do, get FREE success tips from Jack Canfield now at: www.FreeSuccessStrategies.com
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This little cutie and her family are former refugees from Myanmar (Burma).
This year I signed up with Refugee Services as a volunteer worker, and was appointed to a newly arrived Myanmar Chin family. It has been a very rewarding experience to help and support them as they assimilate into a new culture.
I believe that when we’re successful in life we should give back to society and help others less fortunate. Bill Gates and Richard Branson (and many others), who have much more money than they could ever spend, are doing great things to help the world. They can afford to! But even if you’re not in their category you can still do something to help as I’m doing.
I love Napolean Hill’s quote: “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”
May 2013 be a healthy, happy and successful year for you. Happy New Year!
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I knew that I couldn’t stay away. Why pay $10 a year for a domain name and not use it? Also, when you’re ‘financially free’ and don’t have to go to work, what are you going to do with your spare time (apart from playing with your doodads & hanging out on facebook)? Might as well blog.
You know, it is so totally worth having several years of discipline to get out of the rat race altogether. Start as soon as you can.
My ten year old son & his cousins are into the CashFlow game now and they love it…they are turning into savvy investors without even knowing it! In fact, they enjoy the game so much that the other day they chose to play it instead of going out on their motorbikes (they live on a farm)!!!
It’s aversion to risk that stop people moving forward. I didn’t know it, but our families were all freaked out by the risks we took on our journey! Now they are freaking out about us buying doodads! I remember when I bought my lovely Alfa Romeo (yes, a very big doodad, sadly sold when we moved to Australia) my mother thought we had gone quite mad. They had got used to us being pretty frugal.
You have to believe in something greater that is guiding you. Watch “The Secret.”. We watch it often. I am an absolute fan of Robert Kiyosaki too…he may not be perfect but his advice is invaluable. I’m sure those people who bad-mouth him aren’t out of the rat race. Anyway, he probably laughs all the way to the bank.
It is always hard to find photos to go with ramblings so maybe you’d like a picture of some doodads (kayaks). It feels kinda weird spending money on something like that but hey, I can get used to it!
Happy summer :-)
1. You Are a Physical Extension of That Which is Non-physical.
2. You Are Here in This Body Because You Chose to Be Here.
3. The Basis of Your Life is Freedom; the Purpose of Your Life is Joy.
For more teachings and information on Abraham check out the Abraham-Hicks website.
Home again! Noosa seems like a dream.
I am afraid I didn’t follow my own advice on dealing with adversity, and was really down for a while. I loved living in Queensland. However we have now settled back into life in NZ and have even found NZ’s version of Sunshine Beach, albeit a lot colder and rockier!!
Luckily we hadn’t chucked out all of our warm clothes and blankets. We have already had to light a fire for warmth. Not used to that!
I don’t like the earthquakes . Our son felt his first one last night; he said “are you rocking the sofa Mum?” I said “no, I’m in the kitchen!!!!”
So, now I want to catch up on my reading. “Happier than God” by Neale Donald Walsch, is calling, followed by another Seth book which I have had for ages and haven’t read, so I will sign off for now.