Giving Gratitute Can Help You Achieve More Out Of Life



What are you most grateful for in your life right now?  I never used to think of things such as having a roof over my head, food on my table has been something to be grateful for. But as I got older, and seeing people in situations worse off than me, that’s when gratitude started to sink in.

You see when you’re young, you just live, you just get on with life, you don’t think about how things be or how they get there.

I want you to take a moment and think about all the small things in your life that you are thankful for, for being able to wake up this morning, for being able to have sight to read this blog post, or maybe you’re grateful for good health, a roof  over your head

When you wake up each morning and are thankful and grateful for the little things in life, you will notice your life beginning to change. You will also notice  more and more things to be grateful for.

When you are truly thankful and grateful for something your energy changes, if you were sad, or negative before, you will notice that you now feel more energised and positive.

Practice gratitude each and every day, it will keep you uplifted positive and more energised.

 

Gratitude can can help you achieve your goals

Once you have set up a daily practice of being grateful, notably first thing in the morning just after waking. You might then go on to be thankful and grateful for the goals that you have set yourself for that day, but believe that you have already achieved them and be thankful and grateful to having achieved them.

Your mind is a powerful weapon which can be used to help you or to pull you down. Most people do not know how to use the mind in a positive way, and therefore it is left to rule itself .   Are you giving your mind instructions on a daily basis as to what you want to achieve, where you want to be by the end of the day, and telling your mind thank you for helping me to get to where I want to be,  is the most powerful bit of instruction you can say to yourself .

More importantly, why are you are telling your mind, or your brain these things, you should also feel as if you’ve already achieved it be truly grateful and experience how you feel During and after achieving your goal.

By putting this feeling out there you are vibrating your thoughts your feelings and your goals, and likewise the vibrations will come back to you which are on the same wave length.  This is how goals are achieved.

 

To help you stay focused you can practice the following:

  • Look at three things you are grateful for each day
  • Look at three things that you will do  that will make a difference to your day
  • Make a note of practising gratitude today and every day.

Let me know how you get on practising gratitude. I personally keep a journal of all the things I am grateful for and writing this as soon as I feel grateful for something that has come up in my life.

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Let your inner GPS guide you…

I am sharing with you a podcast today from my Radio Show, Mind Your Thinking.  Have you ever felt you had a 6th sense? You had a feeling either good or bad about a situation or thing? If you have and you acted on it, did it end up good or did it save you from harm?

Not sure if you have a 6th sense, then listen to my podcast.

 

Leave me your thoughts and let me know if you have ever experienced your GPS at work for you.

 

If you are not a natural seller, what can you do to be successful at it?

I used to worry that I wouldn’t be good at ‘selling’ things in my network marketing company when I first started out.  However, because I was

passionate about the industry I was in, I found it easy to talk about the products to others.  And guess what?  The more I shared stories about the product and how good it was, the more ‘sales’ I received.

What I learned on this journey was that facts do tell people about the products and the industry you are in, and yes it can be impressive, or even dull in most cases, but the real stories about people using the products is what gets others interested in wanting to know a bit more.

Many years ago a Jim Rohn book I was ready said we should be good at telling stories.  He was a great story teller himself.  He had a way with words that captivated his audience, made you feel like you were the only one in the room, even though there were hundreds if not thousands of others.

Jim Rohn  always advocated, Facts TELL and Stories SELL!

So, that always stuck with me, be a good storyteller.  Let’s face it, many of us go by word of mouth these days, if you were getting your kitchen done, and a friend new of someone who recently go theirs done, they would automatically refer that person to you, and nine times out of ten, you would follow through with that and get a quote.  When, in Network Marketing the method of making sales is identical.  We are a referal marketing industry and alot of people you talk to are not going to join your business, well not first off anyway, but thats ok, you have not sprouted two heads or scales.  As for referrals, always always ask for referrals.  As them who do they now is ready to start up with you now.

Look at Michael Jordan, he wasnt a natural basket ball player, he just had the height, but he put in alot of effort, time and pratice to be the number on in his profession.

Colnel Sanders (yes the one of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame), he started his business in his 70’s, and he was rejected many times about his idea to have a chicken shop with his identical recipe for chicken in breadcrumbs.

Edison took over 10,000 tries to create a light bulb, and eventually he succeeded.  Image if he had give up earlier in the process, I would have found it very hard to survive in the winter dark days and nights.

So what if you suck at talking to people about your business, uou might have to start out with a script, but make that script yours, own it.  Keep talking to people daily, you will get better.  The more you talk the more you gain confidence, the more you find what works for you.

If you feel fearful picking up the phone, just do it! you never know if opportunity is on the end of the phone.  What can the caller do to you? All they can say is NO, sorry not interested.  But NO is never a NO it is only a NO not know, the timing isn’t right.

My point is, don’t quit.  All the above took years and years of practice and perfecting each area before tthese people were recognised as being superstars. Success never happens overnight, it is a journey, one that can take an eternity, or one that seems to escalate pretty quickly.   As the quote says, what you lack in talent you can make up for in desire, hustle and giving what you focus on 110%.

Sometimes you also have to remind yourself this, as it is easy to forget!

To your success!

So tell me what other tips or advice do you have to overcome the fear of not making sales in your business? Share the Gossip in the comments below,  we all want to learn and improve our game. 

 

 

Self Talk – The Realisation

In todays post I wanted to go through how important it is to have a more positive mental attitude.  It is so important how you talk to yourself internally.  It really does affect your confidence, your ability to function and many other areas in your life.

I know from first hand experience.  My life changed over 15 years ago now ever since I went on a personal journey to find myself.

Listen up to my short podcase (5 minutes) on how important self realisation is and what you can do to get around negativity within you.

 

Let me know your thinking below 🙂

Got No Energy – Am I a SAD case?

Photo Courtesy of David OakesSometimes especially first thing in the morning in winter months, I  struggle with my energy levels, I am normally a morning person when it comes to getting the most things done.  However, during the winter I struggle with getting up. 

I swear I suffer from the SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) syndrome. If you have never heard of this, it is when the winter months affect your mood, your mindset, your energy and your mental health.  Some people get depressed, withdraw into themselves, struggle to get the day started, feel over tired, you get the drift….  Apparently over 2million people suffer from this in the UK and more that 12 million across Europe.

 

When it is summer I normally spring out of bed and into crazy action mode as soon as daylight hits the curtains, but in the winter it is a struggle for me to get out of bed in the dark, I feel tired, slouchy and no energy.

So what can I do about it?

  • I really need to invest in a SAD clock or light box. I’ve heard that they help you wake up more naturally in the dark winter months.  It works by gently creating a sunrise effect in your bedroom.  So when you set your alarm, it will begin an artificial sunrise 30 minutes before the alarm is due.  There are also clocks that have natural noises, such as birdsong, water etc.  I know for me just the sound of the birds tweeting and seeing daylight will get me up in a much more agreeable mood.
  • More importantly especially as I live in the UK, suffering from a lack of Vitamin D does not help with your energy levels.   So from September to April I take vitamin D supplementation.  Not only does Vitamin D help with bone health, it also helps with mood also.
  • Walking – yes that’s right walking helps according to Seasonal Affective Disorder Association (SADA).     They recommend a one hour walk in the middle of the day can help you cope with the winter blues.
  • Eat Healthy – in the winter months you are more prone to eating stodgy foods and putting weight on, this doesn’t help the situation. So eat less carbohydrates and more fruits and vegetables.
  • Get out and about into the sunlight as much as possible. This will help you feel much better, I know 🙂
  • Take up a new hobby, one that will keep you occupied and stop you thinking about the dark days and nights. 
  • Get out there and see your friends and family more during this time.  It will improve your mental health interacting with others.
  • Seek help if you are really depressed about the cold winter months, it is better to talk to someone about it that suffer alone.  There are support groups about, you can try and find one locally, or contact your local GP for more info and advice.

I hope you found this post useful, if you have any other suggestions and ideas on how to beat the winter blues, please leave a comment below to help others reading this post. 🙂

 

** Photo Courtesy of David Oakes https://davidoakesimages.wordpress.com/2012/04/26/a-dark-and-damp-day-in-cumbria/