Monthly Archives: November 2011

Take the opportunity today to be spontaneous.

Hiya,

For the most part most of us plan plan plan. We get up, have
breakfast, get ready for work, leave in time to get the train. Work a
full day, leave around the same time, maybe go to the shop to get
dinner supplies. Go home, cook, eat – maybe even plan to meet up with
friends. That’s good for most of the time. Planning makes us more
efficient, without it society would collapse.

But, sometimes we all need to get off the treadmill. Close the diary,
stop checking our watches and clocks, and change direction. Even if
it’s only for a couple of hours. When we do this we feel that we are
in control. We feel that we are guiding our own life. We feel like we
are ‘living’.

It’s a great feeling – so treat yourself. Be spontaneous more often,
starting with today.

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

PS: Try out the first 79 pages of my book: ‘How To Change Your Life One Day At A Time‘ at no cost simply by opting in to my complimentary video training series here: (CLICK HERE)

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Take the opportunity today to listen without judging.

Hiya,

If you think about this for a moment you’ll probably realise that a
lot of the time you’re listening to someone else you’re not actually
listening. Hearing someone and listening to someone are completely
different. Usually this is happening when you are having a
disagreement or argument. You are so focused on getting your point
across (listened to) that you don’t seriously consider what the other
person is saying. I can remember many, many times in this situation
where I was just waiting for the chance to say what I wanted to say
that I didn’t even care what the other person’s point was.

If this sounds familiar to you – and I’m sure it does, then consider
‘listening’ today. Understand what the other person’s point or
frustration is. Really see it from their shoes, then see how that
makes you feel and think. Your response will be more authentic,
understanding, compassionate and meaningful.

This doesn’t however mean you have to agree with the other person. At
the end of the discussion you can calmly acknowledge their standpoint
and agree to disagree.

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

PS: Try out the first 79 pages of my book: ‘How To Change Your Life One Day At A Time‘ at no cost simply by opting in to my complimentary video training series here: (CLICK HERE)

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Take the opportunity today to admit something about yourself to yourself.

Hiya,

Hmm, this will be interesting. This is going to take a little bit of
self analysis for most of us. Maybe you are very aware of some things
about yourself already, in which case I challenge you to look a little
deeper and figure out why you’re like that. For the rest of us, ponder
it during the day. Maybe you’ll admit that you’re angry about
something. Maybe you’ll admit you’re disappoinnted about something or
lazy. There really are an infinite amount of things that we could
admit to ourselves about who and what we are.

However, remember these things can be positive aswell as negative. We
all find it easy to be self critical, which is our way of recognising
our shortcomings so we can deal with them – hopefully. Some of you are
in this state far too often on the other hand and could well do with
admitting something very positive about yourself. Maybe you can admit
that you are very generous. Maybe you are incredibly loyal and honest
and trustworthy. If this is you, remind yourself today.

Either way this is a cathartic process to go through but it will take
some thought and some effort.

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

PS: Try out the first 79 pages of my book: ‘How To Change Your Life One Day At A Time‘ at no cost simply by opting in to my complimentary video training series here: (CLICK HERE)

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Take the opportunity today to get rid of something that isn’t either functional, beautiful or personal.

Hiya,

In the same vain as decluttering find just one thing today that you
don’t need or want. We all have them. In fact we all have many of
them. My other half yesterday sorted through our kitchen pots and pans
and utensils and found a whole load of things we have two or more of.
She has taken them to her young cousin who is starting Uni soon.
They’re going to a good and appreciative home where they’ll be used
and not left in the back of the drawer or cupboard for years.
Your own items could come from your kitchen or your wardrobe or your
garage or your attic or…you get the idea.

Once you have managed it with one item there’ll be no stopping you.
Careful though – apply the three guides in the title above before
getting rid of anything. At the end of today you WILL feel lighter –
even if you’re exhausted.

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

PS: Try out the first 79 pages of my book: ‘How To Change Your Life One Day At A Time‘ at no cost simply by opting in to my complimentary video training series here: (CLICK HERE)

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Take the opportunity today to feel abundant by giving to someone who has less than you.

Hiya,

Neale Donald Walsch said in one of his books that the quickest way to
feel a certain way was to enable someone else to feel that way.
So, you want to feel more abundant? Your instinct tells you that you
want to get more for ‘you’, right? Well, that works some of the time
for sure, but, if you want to feel it immediately, try the guide. Give
a homeless person all the change in your pocket and you’ll probably be
giving him more than he has already. Your change means a hell of a lot
more to him than it does to you. You will feel truly abundant by that
person’s reaction to your gift. If giving money makes you feel
uncomfortable then go buy them a sandwhich and a hot drink – the value
is the same.
If not a homeless person then a neighbour or friend or even family
member – give them something that they will value and you will feel
incredibly wealthy.
Be careful though – this feeling can become addictive! 😉

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

PS: Try out the first 79 pages of my book: ‘How To Change Your Life One Day At A Time‘ at no cost simply by opting in to my complimentary video training series here: (CLICK HERE)

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Take the opportunity today to consider Pareto’s 80/20 rule in everything you do.

Hiya,

If you’re not familiar with this rule it states basically that in any
area of your life you get 80% of your results from 20% of your effort.
Therefore, if you identify what the effective 20% is, you can do more
of that because the other 80% of your effort is a waste of time.
Simple but amazingly powerful when you actually apply it.

Start today, apply it in every area and this one thing will make a
huge difference in your life.

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

PS: Try out the first 79 pages of my book: ‘How To Change Your Life One Day At A Time‘ at no cost simply by opting in to my complimentary video training series here: (CLICK HERE)

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Take the opportunity today to forgive yourself of something.

Hiya,

Some of us are holding on to issues that barely bubble below the
surface – they’re about to burst through at any given moment. The
right catalyst is all that’s needed – the wrong phrase said at the
wrong time by the wrong person can be all it needs to pour out.

Usually as anger, often in tears but there are as many ways for it to
manifest as there are people on the planet.

Some of these issues are deeper and they vary in intensity but make no
mistake, we all have them. Try and identify one of them, start with
something pretty small, something that bugs you from time to time but
doesn’t dog your life on a daily basis. Think about the issue.
Remember how old you were at the time it happened, remember the
circumstances that were present. Feel the guilt, then let it go. I
know, easier said than done right? Try again, remember as much detail
about that issue as you can, feel the guilt that has plagued you since
then – then realise that that person isn’t you. It ‘was’ you, but it
isn’t you anymore. Realise that you have moved on since then, you are
different, you wouldn’t act that way again, you wouldn’t say those things
if you were in the same situation now.

We all did stupid, inconsiderate, hurtful things when we were younger,
and younger could just mean yesterday, but every day we get the
opportunity to change. If you have changed and you can honestly say
you would do things differently today then you can forgive your
younger self. You might need to go through this process a few times
before the guilt goes – or it might disappear immediately. Either way,
once you succeed one time, try it again and again with all of your
guilty baggage. I promise, you will start to feel a whole lot lighter!

🙂

If you struggle to forgive – ask yourself questions like:
What will I gain for NOT forgiving… [you fill in the blank]?
Then ask:
What will I gain BY forgiving… [you fill in the blank]?

Good luck

Stu

🙂

PS: Try out the first 79 pages of my book: ‘How To Change Your Life One Day At A Time‘ at no cost simply by opting in to my complimentary video training series here: (CLICK HERE)

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