It’s Always About The Timing

So, here’s the situation: We’re thinking about making some changes in life, and we’re wondering how to spot the perfect time to act. Perfect timing means perfect success, right? Here’s a news flash. There are no perfect times. There are bad times, good times, even excellent times. But never a perfect time. For anything. But that doesn’t mean we can go ahead willy-nilly without considering whether the circumstances add up to a good time or a bad time. We have to stick an elbow in the bath water and check the temperature before we proceed. Timing always counts. So let’s consider how to read the times. A good time is any time when things seem pretty normal, when words like …

It’s A B*tch Being Conscious

Do you ever feel that it takes more work, more out of you emotionally, to live a conscious life than it did to live less-than-consciously? Many years ago I had a T-shirt made with the saying, It’s A Bitch Being Conscious. I wore it on the first day of my Journey Into Ecstasy workshop intensive because I could count on it to evoke instant, knowing laughter from all the participants. So why do we do it? Why do we keep working on ourselves when it takes so much effort, when we’d sometimes rather be zoned out, pour a cold one, light up a joint or cigarette, or grab the remote? Why do we put ourselves through seeming torture for no …

Issues in SelfInsight and Professional Growth

We all face many challenges daily, which make it difficult for anyone to stay focused, positive, and to worry about develop professional growth. We all face the biological characteristic of life including war – all people are influenced by warfare and it shows in their behaviors. We also deal with various economical problems, such as unemployment and poverty. Despite that these issues exist, we still must stay focused however. Many people are discouraged from the leaders and government parties who are stealing their freedom each day. Communism is other issues that affect our life, which includes racial strife, energy crisis, and so on. Budget deficits are declining. This is leading to the declining in morality and familial values. Many people …

Issues in Self Mastery

In other words, when people expect something of someone or themselves, they often drift into hearing and seeing what they want to see, rather than expecting what is real. One of the common problems we face is that most people only hear what they want to hear, rather than hear what is being spoken to them. Commonly, most people fail to hear the messages in between the conversation. It is found that motivation like one’s ability to acquire knowledge can have a major impact on one’s perceptions. Acquiring knowledge is based on one’s mental faculty or the way one processes information via using intuition, reason, logic, or perceptions. We often have to take a better or closer look at the …

Isn’t It Time For You To Change Your Belief Systems?

The Importance Of Belief Systems I remember when I first started learning about what it took to become successful, and began studying the people who were a success. One of the first things I noticed was that rich people often started out just like any other normal person. They did not necessarily come from rich families, or have a good education. However one thing they did have was a belief system that supported their dreams. In this article I am going to examine our psychological belief systems, and why they are important in achieving success in life. So What Exactly Is A Belief System Anyway? Well put simply, belief systems are things that you regard to be true, or you …

Is Your Food Stressing You Out?

I’m in a continual state of alert regarding so-called cures for stress, depression and anxiety. I want to be aware of any new breakthroughs that happen and I also want to be equally aware of new solutions that simply offer false hope. Snake oils and magic bullets are offered to sufferers by the dozen, offering plenty of hope but little in terms of a permanent cure. Snake oils and magic bullets are always associated with forms of quackery. More often than not it will be dietary supplements, potions, mysticism or new age remedies such as ayurvedic medicine, acupuncture, crystals, magnets and such like. However, snake oils and magic bullets can be provided by more trusted sources such as the medical …

Is This Your Pity Party?

Are you familiar with the song that says, “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to”? It is definitely one of the classic oldies. However, I think this line in the song shines light on why some people never live to their full potential. Have you ever thrown yourself a pity party? I’m not proud to say it, but I have. Even worse, do you know anyone (maybe even you) who doesn’t just throw a pity party but lives in one every day? Self-pity is one of the worst ways to totally destroy your potential in life. The other day I was watching a program about a group of guys who were left paralyzed following an accident. Before …

Is There Such a Thing as Christian Goal Setting?

There sure is! Applying the Biblical word “plan” for goal setting, it’s clear that God has plans and so do people. God blesses righteous plans and blasts away ones that aren’t so righteous! Above all, goals and plans are subject to the will of God. Is goal planning even Biblical? You bet! God gives people plans: “[King David] gave [Solomon] the plans of all that the Spirit had put in his mind for the courts of the temple of the Lord and all the surrounding rooms, for the treasuries of the temple of God and for the treasuries for the dedicated things. (1 Chronicles 28:12) Don’t discount goal planning as being “worldly!” Not unless you want to discount God too. …

Is The Law Of Attraction Real?

Many people who are new to The Secret want to know if it’s “real.” That is, whether there is some simple physical mechanism that makes good things happen simply as a result of positive thinking. The answer could thoughtfully be yes, no and maybe, all at the same time. For starters, there’s nothing simple about consciously changing the way you think. Even those who’ve been at it for quite some time are still novices. Like the path towards Enlightenment, it will probably take a lifetime to get out of the novice stage. So no, you can’t just make a wish and hope that it comes true. There’s a bit more to it, but not much more if you really make …

Is Stress Ruining Your Life?

Do you find it difficult to make decisions? Do you feel generally unsettled and sometimes downright irritable? When you stop and think about it are you aware of an underlying sense of anxiety or worry that permeates every aspect of your life? If you’re nodding your head to all or most of these questions chances are that you are suffering from chronic stress. Although the word stress is frequently heard it’s far reaching long term damage is little appreciated. Allowing it to continue builds invisible barriers in your life and limits your ability to simply enjoy life and your capacity to express emotions and appreciate opportunities. If a sense of stress becomes the norm rather than the exception you run …

Is Stress Keeping You Up At Night?

What keeps Americans awake at night? While for some it may have been too much pizza, for most business people today, especially entrepreneurs, managers, and executives, it’s stress. There’s just too much to do, and not enough time to do it. The result of the hyped-up business climate we live in today is a population that’s dependent on medication and drugs to sleep and get through the day. These only serve to increase the devastating effects of stress on our lives. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 60% to 70% of all disease and illness is stress-related. Add to that the fact that an estimated 75% to 90% of visits to physicians are stress-related, and there’s good …

Is Social Anxiety Holding You Back?

Another year, another New Years resolution … if only this time it could be different? Do you feel overwhelmed by both your own and others expectations for the festive period? Does the forthcoming prospect of social gatherings make you feel uncomfortable? If you could wave a magic wand for a new years wish and change something about yourself what would it be? Deep down you may wish to go to parties and other social events. You may feel very lonely, but you probably never go anywhere because you’re very nervous about meeting new people. New situations together with the thought of meeting new people, scares you and new groups and crowds only make things worse for you. Will you know …

Is Opportunity Knocking At Your Door Right Now?

Bill Gates is quoted as saying “there has never been a time like the present, with so many opportunities”. It’s almost like the California gold rush, only its so much bigger, because of the global reach of the Internet and other global technologies. The possibilities are endless. Everybody is “looking” for opportunities, but very see it and even fewer exploit it. There’s the now famous story of the two men who visited India together. Upon their arrival in India one of the men was so struck and rather appalled by the abject poverty of the masses. His companion however, saw something else. He saw an opportunity, an opportunity to shoe millions of feet and make himself a fortune in the …

Is It Really Possible To Find Real Happiness?

I used to ask myself this question “how do you find real happiness” day after day after day. It just seemed to be so elusive and as I looked around at other people who seemed to be so happy I just wondered why I was so different – or was I? I did not enjoy the drudgery of going to a job that I didn’t particularly like but when I began to work for myself I thought that that would change – I did enjoy what I was doing and although I had some happy times there was still something missing. I read a lot of books and decided that if I earned lots more money then that would make …

Kill Objections With Sidewinder Precision

It’s one of those days. You make a passionate speech. Then, your mood is dashed as the audience lobs contradiction and rebuttal. You walk away dejected. Hours later the perfect counter-reply pops into your brain. You groan. Why in the world didn’t you think of that earlier??? You could just kick yourself in the butt. Stop for a moment, and consider how many times this happened to you. Once? Twice? A dozen times? People throw us zingers everyday. We deflate, especially when we fail to come up with a PROMPT defense. Consider the following nasties that wreck our day: “You’re late again. You don’t love me.” “That’s lousy work; you’re no good.” “Why are all you religious people so narrow …

Kick That Habit Once And For All

In this article I am going to list ten ways in which hypnotherapy can be an effective means for empowering people to stop smoking in a natural way. If you are considering hypnotherapy to stop smoking or weighing up the pros and cons of other methods, then this article may provide you with more information to help you choose the method that has the best chance of working for you. I am a hypnotherapist, in Hertfordshire and regularly provide smoking cessation session at my hypnotherapy practice, Hertfordshire to help people kick the habit once and for all. 1) Hypnotherapy targets the unconscious mind, this is the part that stores all your memories, emotions and creates and maintains habits. This means …