Monthly Archives: December 2011

Take the opportunity today to try something you think you can’t do.

Hiya,

How many conversations do you remember where you said that you
couldn’t do something? You know the ones… ‘Oh, I’m terrible at
remembering names…’ or, ‘I’m useless at DIY…’ or, ‘Maths was never
my strong point…’ – you get the picture.

These statements aren’t so much a statement of fact or truth but
rather a statement of what we don’t like to do because we find it
difficult. It takes too much thinking. Way too much effort. You could
say these examples we use are outside of our comfort zone. The thing
is, the only way to push ourselves is to do the thing that we find
difficult. That’s one way in which we can grow. You’ll probably find
that most of those things aren’t so difficult after all – it’s just
that you’ve got into the habit of ‘not’ doing them. Do them, see how
rewarding it is to actually be able to fix that shelf or solve that
problem or improve that memory. That will then spur you on to have a
go at more and more things that previously you thought you couldn’t
do.

In actual fact there’s nothing that you can’t do, only those things
you choose not to do.

Go on – you’ll surprise yourself.

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

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Take the opportunity today to write your resignation letter! You don’t have to deliver it just yet.

Hiya,

You get a good feeling just reading that don’t you? Imagine in the
nicest way possible you could tell your boss – “Thanks for everything,
but I’ve found something better.” Wow, the relief. The excitement!

OK, some of you reading may already be retired or run your own
business or are unemployed at the moment. If you’re retired and you
don’t have the financial resources to do what you want whenever you
want – imagine that you do. If you run your own business I’m sure you
have your fair share of headaches – imagine that you’re able to employ
someone else to run the day to day side of things freeing up your time
to do what you want whenever you want. If you’re unemployed – imagine
you land a job doing what you love to do and get paid handsomly for
it.

The point here is to get in touch with that feeling of freedom, of
abundance. Once you get in touch with that feeling you start your
subconscious mind running to find a way to make that happen in
reality. A super computer working just for You.
Write the letter, be as kind as you can be with your words – we don’t
want any negative emotions bubbling to the fore here. Make it
tangible, readable and enjoyable.

At the very least it’ll put a smile on your face!

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

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Take the opportunity today to figure out what your distractions are.

Hiya,

Unless you’re a robot you will, from time to time, here and there, for
one reason or another – get distracted!

We all do.

Now what was I saying? Oh yes… distractions might seem like inocuous
strays from the otherwise mundane. They might seem like harmless
breaks from monotony. They may even be thought of as part of your
creative process. Guess what – they’re all of those things. But, when
you have a lot of them then you can bet your bottom dollar they are
avoidance techniques. Strategies employed to keep you from doing
something that ‘needs’ to be done. They will speed your clock up and
before you know it another week has gone by and ‘that thing’ still
isn’t done. It may just mean the lawn didn’t get trimmed, or the
garage didn’t get cleared out or that rubbish didn’t get taken to the
dump.

Or, it may mean that difficult phone call didn’t happen, or that
important piece of work was not completed, or… you get the idea.
Be aware of what you are being distracted from – and why. Then
remember:- Do what needs to be done, when it needs to be done.

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

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Take the opportunity today to write down 5 things you like about your job.

Hiya,

Most people moan about their job. They wish they could win the lottery
so they can quit. They imagine the relief of being able to clear their
desk and walking out the door knowing they don’t have to come back.

Well, today try to think of just 5 things you ‘like’ about your job.
Find just 5 positive things. Maybe there are some colleagues there
that you like. Maybe the hours are convenient for you. Maybe you enjoy
meeting the customers at least. If you put your mind to it I’m sure
you can find at least 5 – probably many more. Once you do you will
feel differently about your work. It’s another way to get in touch
with gratitude, the single quickest way to change your feelings about
something.

Try it and I bet you’ll have a better day at work. 🙂

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

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Take the opportunity today to write down 10 things you like about your life.

Hiya,

Whether you think you like your life or not doing this little exercise
will reveal some surprises – maybe. You’ll get to 6 or 7 with ease but
then you might have to think a bit. If you find it really easy,
possibly you have some frivilous ones in there; I like my cuddly toy
collection for instance. If you got to 10 without a blink of an eye
try another 5 or 10. The idea is to ‘think’ about what you like about
your life. The harder you think the more you’ll come up with. Do a
list of a hundred if you want.

When you’ve finished, read that list over and over for a few days. Let
it sink in just what a great life you already have.

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

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Take the opportunity today to write out a list of your hobbies.

Hiya,

It’s good to remember what you enjoy doing. Once you start writing
them down you’ll be surprised at how many hobbies you have. Then
you’ll start to realise that you hardly spend any time indulging in
those hobbies. Remember those are the things you like to do in your
spare time. If you won the lottery tomorrow you could spend all day
doing them. Well why wait until you have more time? Stop doing some of
the dull boring things that take up your spare time at the moment and
start indulging more of that time doing the things on that list.

Life’s too short to waste it doing stuff we get no joy from.

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

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Take the opportunity today to bite your tongue.

Hiya,

Can you remember a time when you said something then wished you
hadn’t? I know I can. I’m quite a challenging person at the best of
times. I hope that for the most part that it’s well intentioned.

However, sometimes it’s not well received. Sometimes the person being
challenged doesn’t want to go through the process. Sometimes they just
want some sympathy and understanding. I’ve hurt people’s feelings in
the past by being more interested in my point of view than their
feelings. Once hurt it’s hard to retract what you’ve said. It will
stay with that person long after you’ve apologised.

So, today, if you get the opportunity to challenge someone – stop!
Take a moment to consider the situation. If you feel that the other
person is just about ready to explode, or burst into tears or storm
out of the room – bite your tongue. Swallow those words you were going
to utter and regurjitate some softer ones.

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

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Take the opportunity today to write a letter from the 110 year old you to the you of now.

Hiya,

This guide is thanks to Brian Johnson author of ‘A Philosopher’s
Notes’ – the idea is that the old you only has 60 seconds to give you
some advice about life. Based on Tal Ben-Shahar’s psychological
exercise which helps us understand that we already have all the wisdom
we need. Tal Ben-Shahar used evidence of near death individuals that
used their experience to go on and live very different lives.

What pearls of wisdom could the 110 year old you impart? What do you
think You from the far future would tell You of now if you had just
one minute?

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

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Take the opportunity today to slay one of your Dragons.

Hiya,

Our wardrobes are full of monsters from our childhood which manifest
themselves as Dragons in our waking hours. It might be the Dragon boss
who moans if you’re one minute late. Or it might be your Dragon
neighbour that constantly creates tension over the back fence. Or
maybe it’s your fear Dragon that jumps out on you when you’re about to
do something challenging.

To slay your Dragon you need only to confront it – not with a lance
like St. George! Rather, with an assertive mind or a well chosen word.
Apologise to the boss for being late rather than offering an excuse –
offer to stay five minutes on for every minute you were late. Ask your
neighbour around for coffee, ask them what you might be able to
compromise on so that you can get on better. Most importantly, feel
your fears and do it anyway as Susan Jeffers says in her book of the
same name. It’ll make you stronger.

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

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Take the opportunity today to understand something that fills you with joy!

Hiya,

Do you know what fills you with joy?

It could be holding your loved one close. It could be holding one of
your children in your arms or watching them enjoy themselves. It could
be driving down a country lane with the roof down and the wind in your
hair on a summer’s day.

Whatever it might be, consider it for a moment. I mean really think
about it right now. Imagine it. See it happening right now. That feels
good doesn’t it? Now try to understand why. It might seem obvious at
first but give it some thought and ask yourself: ‘Why does this fill
me with joy?” The answer might be revealing. Even if it’s not it’ll
make you feel good just to think about it.

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

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