GRATITUDE—THANKFULLY GRATEFUL

GRATITUDE—THANKFULLY GRATEFUL

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A LITTLE BIT OF GRATITUDE MAKES Gratitude can be simply broken down to appreciating the good things in your life. It doesn’t always seem simple, though. When things are hectic or stressful, finding the silver lining can be challenging.

However, learning how to embrace gratitude can significantly boost your happiness. Being grateful offers a host of other benefits you’re probably not aware of, too.  Let’s take a closer look at the concept, ways it can improve your life and how to practice it.  ABOUT GRATITUDE There are many definitions of gratitude. Some people believe it’s a feeling or emotion.

Others look at it as more of a mood. Still, some folks believe gratitude is a personality trait a person exhibits. These can all be correct. In essence, It elicits satisfaction and appreciation in a person through feelings, actions or even inherent qualities.

However, even those of us who may be more inclined to feel grateful on a regular basis through our glass-half-full-optimism likely need to work on evoking such an outlook. Gratitude can be viewed as a practice or something you perform regularly.

Most people practice something because it benefits them. This is true of gratitude. As with other practices, you’ll get better at demonstrating gratitude the more you work at it.  THE BENEFITS OF EMBRACING GRATITUDE There are many benefits of gratitude; many of them have been scientifically proven.

Once you begin to understand these, chances are good that you’ll see why it’s so important to develop a grateful mindset. Gratitude can have a positive effect on both physical and mental health. Research has shown it to improve relaxation, sleep quality and energy levels.

Being thankful for your blessings can enhance your emotional wellness. You’ll deal better in crisis situations and find you’re more resilient when you’re able to look on the bright side. This can contribute to better relationships, too.

Appreciating the positives in life can simply make you feel happier.  WAYS TO PRACTICE GRATEFULNESS Recognizing your blessings may not come easily at first, but there are some ways to help make it a habit and a regular part of your routine.

One of the most convenient and impactful methods for cultivating appreciation is through keeping a journal. In this practice, you’ll write down three things each day that you’re grateful for, which makes it easier to notice and recognize those good things.

Meditation has also been shown to help. Also, making an effort to thank someone each day, for even the smallest thing, opens your eyes and heart to abundance. Giving back and doing good for others can provide tremendous perspective, as well.

Now you have a better idea of just what making a concerted effort to count your blessings can do for your life. Embracing and expressing gratitude are more important than many of us realize.  .

Mind Your Financial Manners

Mind Your Financial Manners

Our parents gave us the financial tools they knew and passed them on to us. For some, that information has created Financial Freedom for others, and it has led to a Financial Train wreck.

With all of the information, it can be extremely overwhelming to navigate through what will work best for you and your family. We tend to avoid this issue until it is either too late and or some tragedy or disaster strikes.

When dealing with money, time is of utmost importance. When the thought comes to you, the process should be started IMMEDIATELY. Not every account, policy, and or strategy is suitable for everyone. Just like a fingerprint, your financial blueprint is also unique.

The first step is to come to grips with your personal money story and what your relationship to it is. Once that has been established, the next step is to find a dedicated Advisor who will steer you in the proper direction depending on your income, assets, and experience that will determine what steps you will take next.

It is a mindset shift to be able to change the old patterns and adopt new strategies to put you and your family on the path to clearing out debt, boosting credit, and becoming financially self-sufficient.

We will discuss in the upcoming months how to create new thought patterns, how to stimulate the frequency that generates income, which also translates to wealth.

It’s a complete lifestyle change that will pay off in the end. Until next time Mind your Money Manners.   Mind Your Money Manners By: Cherese L. Spand CFF resetmyfinances@gmail.com 484-222-3050

Let’s Dive In Your Goal.

Let’s Dive In Your Goal.

Stay at Home Moms. Parents(that means you dads!).

A guide to getting you on your path to your true desires. No more venting to your spouse, friends, or family members. Stop keeping your inner emotions to yourself.

Have someone in your corner. Close your eyes and envision your goal. What is your goal? What is your motivation behind it? How will you know you achieved it? Do you feel happy, confident, powerful, unstoppable, loved?

Nothing is stopping you. But why are you having such a tough time? That’s where I come in. Do you have a goal you want to achieve but don’t know where to start? I will guide you to remove your blocks and follow your dreams without limitations.

Can you relate to any of these struggles in your personal or internal self?

*Need a project done? *Want to improve on a skill?

*Do you want more in your life? *Do you want to embrace your individuality without fear?

*Are you a working parent? Trouble fitting it all? *Suffer a miscarriage and having a tough time? Or your partner?

*Unhappy or having struggles with your spouse? My partner doesn’t want to change, they don’t understand me, same old patterns. Not in the mood to be intimate?

*I never do anything for myself, I don’t have enough time? *Not getting enough sleep and feeling burnt out?

*Feeling stuck between living in the past or thinking too much about the future? *Ready to enter the workforce again? But don’t know where to start or what to do?

*Struggling with going back to your body and health before you had kids? Emotionally eating?

*Feel stuck in a loop? Having bad luck all the time? Why me?

*Not enough time in the day to get everything done?

*Having trouble expressing yourself and it comes out as anger? Impatience?

*Overthinking situations and events?

*Trouble connecting with your children as they are getting older? Do you THRIVE on accountability?

Benefits:
-Confidence in your skills and growth.
-Finding your true self.
-Feel beautiful inside and out. -Close loving connection with your partner.
-Connect and understand your children.
-Better relationships around you once you set boundaries.
-Not keeping everything inside.
-Freedom. -Restoration of Balance.
-Laugh and smile more.
-Validation of your wins.
-Embrace your weird and uniqueness.
-That your goals are achievable.

*Most importantly. True happiness.

* I want to hear your story. You are not alone.

You are growing and NEED to find your path. Time is moving fast, life is too short to not be happy.

Let go and remove your fear. Book a Discovery Call with me. Your future self will thank you.

Dancing in the Storm Mindset that Matters

Dancing in the Storm Mindset that Matters

Dancing in the Storm (Corona Constraint Challenge) – Or… Stop waiting and start taking action from where you are right now. Many, storms bring fear, uncertainty, anxiety, and the need for protection from the elements, even though we are safely tucked away inside the protection of our homes.

It seems that every time we have a storm, we seem to put everything on hold, until the storm blows over. In my coaching, I’ve come to discover that there is an amazing similarity and alignment between a real storm with thunder and lightning, and lashing rains and a “storm” in our lives – a Life Storm. I define a Life Storm as a challenging situation, event, or events, real, perceived, or potential, that, because of our perceptions, paradigms, and fearful approach to life, we would prefer to avoid.

Running from life? The moment we see the dark clouds and hear a few thunder claps caused by lightning, we run for cover like wild rabbits escaping their predatory hunter. Heart palpitating, eyes rapidly blinking, with anxiety, and Adrenalin, coursing through our bodies, we take cover, fear driving the moment. Limiting or blocking our every thought and action. In life we have similar situations whereby we run away and hide from the life-storm we envision approaching. Whilst this may be the easiest approach to life, in the long run, it invariably and simply is not the most intelligent or empowering approach to growth and empowerment.

We recently completed an extremely successful REVOLUTIONARY WORKPLACE High Performance Teams building event for a government department. Our preevent research discovered a number of issues – “life storms” the people had experienced and tried to avoid in the past, that was affecting their present day performance, energy, enjoyment and health. With some simple guidance they were able to rapidly clear the mental static that was created by trying to avoid the previous challenging encounters. So the reality is… anybody can become a Storm Dancer anywhere and anytime. Make the Choice! So here is my coaching challenge…Scan through your life-line and see what Life Storms you’ve tried to avoid. What can you do, right now, to resolve and clear the static that’s been created by your attempted avoidance of the situation. The reality is that our bodies can survive and recover from anything, with the exception of death.

So why do we go through life only dancing when the sun is shining? What’s got to happen for you to be courageous and proactive enough to become a storm dancer? To be able to dance in de-light, as well as in de-storm, we need to grow – not remain in our prison we defensively call our comfort-zone.  This means a few things that can transform your life. In fact freedom is just a thought away. And growth and LOVE is the real reason you are here on this planet.

Thought 1. You are not your body or your thoughts – you are much, much, much, more.

Thought 2. Everything in your life up to now – you’ve attracted with your thoughts, decisions and actions.

Thought 3. Pain is inevitable – suffering is a self-induced experience and fully optional.

Thought 4. There is more to life than a job, a diamond ring, a hubby, and fancy clothes.

Thought 5. 80% of people will retire in poverty – mental, emotional and financial poverty.

Thought 6. Resilience & Love are the most fundamentally potent abilities you can have.

Thought 7. Joy is your birthright. Pain, prejudice, fear and politics – you’ve learnt from people hurting themselves unnecessarily.

Thought 8. You think you are awake and aware… But in truth you are probably still fast-asleep. – Time to wake up to your power, your choices and your SELF.

Thought 9. Most people, unconsciously waste their energy, leaking it, either into past issues or future fears, leaving very little for NOW – this is how dis-ease comes about. Stress create 99% of most illness!

Thought 10. You are the master of your experiences, how you interpret them, the meaning you give them, your responses to them, and the juice you get out from them.

For many people, their internal “storms” never cease. What they don’t understand, through lack of consciousness and awareness is that they are the creators of these internal storms, and/or they have allowed themselves to become infected by external attachments or energies that invisibly contaminate their thoughts, feelings, perspectives and experiences. We have the power of choice – Some just don’t use it.

I love the saying…If it is to be…it’s up to me! If you are waiting for the “right time”, waiting for the storms to pass or subside, you will always acquiesce and passively accept the circumstances around you. Instead become your own storm dance leader. Become a leader of yourself and your life through your Soul.

Take charge and take action with courage, love and awareness. Dancing in the Storm love and live life, no matter what the weather. Storm Dancers are free to dance anytime. Storm Dancers are courageous in the face of their fears – They act from love. They ask “why not?”, instead of “why me?” Dancing in the storm are energized by the challenges of life. Storm Dancers learn, explore and grow to become more resilient, more astute, more capable, more aware and more loving. Can you really fully love if you have fear of losing what you love?

Fear Drives Most Choices Most people live the game of life from the perspective of defense – protecting what you have, holding tight to what you’ve created and experienced. Consider living from the perspective of embracing and encountering what life brings. If a soccer team only always defends their goals, they can NEVER WIN the game! To win we must shift our mindset and focus from fearing loss to loving the game. And the game includes winning and losing at times.

“It’s a potent re-frame or shift from happening TO ME, towards…this is happening FOR ME!” This is the reality of life that storm dancers embrace the NOW. Life includes ups and downs. To expect things to ALWAYS be up and perfect is unreasonable, and creates a great internal resistance to and stress about the unexpected and unwanted “downs” of life. Many people who are “depressed” are often unconsciously angry without enthusiasm. Storm Dancers take action instead of waiting for life to bring everything to them in a way they expect it to be. Storm dancers are aware that their internal energy state and thoughts vibrate out into the world, impact others, and attract “like” energies and experiences. Storm dancers have the awareness, the courage and the action power to overcome anything life throws them. And the truth is… so do you. So whether you’re an unconscious Storm Dancer, a neophyte Storm Dancer, or a blossoming Storm Dancer, always remember this…

You have the power to make the difference that makes the real difference in your life and the lives of others. BUT to use your fullest potential and POWER.. You have to be courageous enough to learn dancing in the storm! Only 2% of people get to real LOVE As each person develops their awareness and their consciousness, so too does their personal power and love grow.  According to extensive research by Dr. David Hawkins, (Power Vs Force) less than 2% of the planet ever get to the consciousness level of full authentic love.

Not the weak, frail, needy, you complete me, I need you, I’ll love you if…type of love. It’s the ability to love in spite of the circumstances. Real Love – Dancing in the storm take steps each day to move consciously closer to real authentic LOVE. Time to USE YOUR POWER…Make Your Choice & Take Action So you have a choice to make right now… Are you ready to choose to become a powerful, awake, aware, conscious, energized, loving Storm Dancer? Then choose it now and never ever again allow some external issue or challenge to inhibit your love for self and others. Choose to shine you light in de-light, it’s the light thing to do. Storm Dancers do it with Courage, Energy, Passion. and real Love, in de-light. Namaste’ Your REAL Results Coach & Alchemist Tony Dovale 083-447-6300 www.lifemasters.co.za

Play to Win Your Subconsious Mind

Play to Win Your Subconsious Mind

Your subconscious mind can, at times, sabotage our lives. The subconscious mind is the keeper of our habits and memory, so when we learn ill-placed behaviors they become our status-quo, our way of functioning. We learn to live by a set of rules from an early age.

Our social parameters become our boundaries and we live within them as part of society. Sometimes the rules we learn aren’t exactly correct, but once embedded in the subconscious mind they are as much a part of us as our skin.

The rules we learned guide us and we abide by them automatically. We learn stealing isn’t acceptable and we refrain from the act of taking what isn’t ours, but if stealing is a part of life taught at a young age, then we accept this as socially acceptable and our subconscious mind is set to believe it’s okay.

By watching our mentors, parents, significant others, and siblings we take on habits, such as smoking, and soon the rule that it’s okay to smoke is embedded in our young mind. Years later smoking seems as natural to us as breathing, and we take up the habit.

Young children are repeatedly told to shut up, or that they are stupid. After repeatedly hearing this confirmation they soon believe they are stupid and trust they are unable to conquer simple tasks. The lessons deplete their ability to think for themselves, their ego is damaged, and the subconscious mind soon believes this is the way to operate. Changing these ill-placed habits that are so ensconced in our lives isn’t easy.

We learned long ago that our inner voice, our judging parental voice, known as our pathological critic, is correct, even when it isn’t. Softening this inner voice requires repeated self-affirmations and suggestions to change and reprogram the old habits and self-limiting memories.

A perfect way to make these changes is with hypnosis, as it has the potential to adjust the ill- placed thoughts with positive ones through repetition. The suggestions are planted in the subconscious mind over and over, until they become a new reality.

The retraining and refocusing directs the mind to use the new affirmations in place of the old, ill- advised habits and memories. Your self-esteem subsequently rises and a new you often emerges ready to take on new tasks.

You become more accepting of new ideas, habits and thoughts as they take place. Reinforcement kicks in as the new subconscious thought repeatedly makes the changes within and soon the inner critic is given a new task, one allowing you to live a better, more productive life.