Empowering Blogs Archives


Here are our empowering Blogs archives from the last week of August 2009.

You will find our daily blogs containing a bit of wisdom and our no-nonsense advice.

So if you missed any of our daily motivating Blogs----this is the place to find them-starting with August 23-31, 2009.

Included in our previous July Blogs is our 5 Step Action Plan on how to achieve your goals, so go back and take a look, if you haven't done so already.

We hope to keep you inspired & empowered as we give you a cupful of encouragement with our daily Blog.

We offer straight forward-no nonsense advice, in what we like to call our keep it simple style.

We recommend books & other materials which we believe will help you stay motivated ---and will help you to reach your goals.

We also seek to keep you inform on important topics that affect you & your family.

As always, this Blog is about you---so remember to keep your feedback, questions, and suggested topics coming in¡ªthis way everyone benefits.

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August 23, 2009

Words & Your Subconscious Mind

Welcome back,

For the next couple of days we will be discussing the power of words.

Yesterday we started by focusing on your thought process and how that determines that outcome of your words.

Let's talk a little more about that, especially the part you don't usually think about --- words & your subconscious mind.

As usual we are going to keep this very simple, [if you want more detailed info you can go to our book store & search for a book on the subconscious mind]

Yesterday we touched on what you are feeding your mind?

We need to repeat an important point your subconscious mind is always absorbing information.

So I repeat you must always be aware of, & take action to control what goes in.

Now that you know the process, it is up to you to do some censoring to control the process.

How is the question.

By following the steps I outlined yesterday. Start with a good assessment of what your mind is absorbing.

It will take time & a bit of work, but the results will determine whether you move in the right direction {towards your goals}or continue on the path you are on.

I have found that a good way to feed your mind is by using all of your senses.

Look at your written goals, keep an empowering picture or poster where you can see it everyday [preferably the minute you wake up & the last thing you see before going to sleep]

Listen to encouraging tapes, music, videos, associate with other people who have goals & are upbeat.

Carry an empowering book with you, to read during a break, a bus or train ride.

Talk about your goals, give them life. Your thoughts and your words can either give life or death to your goals.

For those of you that read this Blog everyday, you will notice the constant repetition of these key steps ----

they need repeating until you no longer think about them, but just do them automatically ( subconsciously).

Do not let frustration get a foothold in your mind.

Yes there is a lot to be done, but just start with one thing at a time and then just go to the next.

All journeys start with that first step. Take yours

Until tomorrow, keep walking

Victor

There is always more to learn

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August 24, 2009

Words That Are Spoken

Welcome back,

Let's continue with our discussion on words.

Today we will discuss words that are spoken.

Ever wish you could take back something you said?

I want you to focus not on how your words impact others, but rather how they impact you.

You need to understand how your thinking & your spoken words work together to either move you forward, or hold you back.

Have you been paying attention to what you think & what you say?

Note Here is an exercise you can try that will help you in your self analysis.

Choose two people {one achiever & one who is not} listen very carefully to what they say and how they say it.

Listen for phrases such as: my goal is, I foresee, I know that, I believe that, and, I can't because, I don't know, I wish, I'm tired.

Listen to their tone of voice, to their energy level, to their choice of words.

Once you have done the exercise, stop & look and listen to yourself.

Make sure you are just as critical with yourself as your were with the other two people.

Your goal is to become aware of what needs improvement in you.

Let's feed your mind with something good --- click below.

Until tomorrow, keep walking

Dare To Dream Big

Victor

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August 25,2009

Taking Control Of Your Words

Welcome back,

Yesterday I asked you to do an observation & listening exercise.

The purpose of the exercise was to heighten your awareness of your thinking process & your choice of words.

So what did you learn?[If you didn't do the exercise, please go back to yesterday's Blog & do the homework.]

Again, the purpose of the lesson is for you to pay attention to what goes on in you mind & what comes out in the form of words.

Note Remember that thoughts & words have power.As usual we will keep this simple.

Another Note If you are new to this Blog, I suggest that you go back and read the Blog Archives so you can benefit from the prior lessons that we have covered.

What observations did you make on the two persons you chose to compare?

Did they use the same vocabulary? What was the difference?

What topic did they spend time talking about?

Were they enthusiastic or complaining?

What about you? How did you compare/contrast to the other two people?

What did you learn about yourself This is the most important question.

Now that you know what needs to change in "you" take the steps to change.

Let me repeat ---- If you continue to do the same things you did before, you will continue to get the same results.

What does it take? Watch & listen

Keep working to change those things that are holding you back, one step at a time.

Until tomorrow, keep walking

Dare To Dream Big

Victor

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August 26, 2009

The Written Word

Welcome back,

For the last few days we have been discussing the power of words.

There is another expression of your thoughts --- the written word.

If you keep a written journal, or write a lot of letters or emails, I want you to take a look at what you have written.

Look at the words you chose, the phrases, the tone of your writing.

Analyze it based on what we have discussed over the last few days. Were they empowering words or not?

As I mentioned earlier, your written words are another expression of your thoughts.

Thus they give you a good sense of where you are & where you are headed.

If you don't keep a journal perhaps now would be a good time to start.

You want to reinforce all the positive steps you are taking to reach your goal.

Writing your thoughts down is another way of using all your senses to empower you.

It is also a way of measuring how much progress you have made towards your goal.

Note Remember your goals must be measurable.

Something else you can do ------ try to break down your goals into smaller sub-goals.

This will make reaching your goal more manageable, and you will get a boost every time you reach a sub-goal.

Let's repeat Use all your senses in this makeover.

1. Get your empowering book to read.

2. Get your empowering poster/picture/photo for your wall.

3. Listen to empowering music, radio, tapes, MP3.

4. Watch empowering videos, movies.

5. Take empowering walks, smell the trees, roses, ocean.

6. Keeping empowering company.

7. Surround yourself in an empowering environment. [your car, home, employment area]

8. Control what goes in & comes out of your mind.

It is in your hands ---- you determine what to do.

You decide what you want to believe and your belief will become your reality.

Until tomorrow, keep walking

Dare To Dream Big

Victor

Put the written word on your wall -- control your environment.

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Use All Your Senses To Reach Your Goal

Welcome back

Over the last few days we cover a lot of material concerning the power of words.

We concluded that you have the power to control your words and thus control their power.

So how are you doing? We want to know Tell us you story Your questions, your comments, your point of view may help someone else.

Note Good things need to be repeated. Involve all your senses as empower yourself and head towards your goals.

One of our strongest senses is our sense of smell. A smell can instantly transport us back to a past experience ¨C both -- good & not so good

What I am suggesting is that you associate your goal with a smell that will remind you of your goal.

Let's use some examples:

1. Use your favorite morning beverage - coffee, tea, juice, etc, when you drink it stop for a moment & smell it while visualizing your goal.

2. Continue to do this until you automatically visualize your goal when you have that beverage.

3. Are you a person who likes to walk? When you walk take in the aromas of your surroundings - the trees, the water, the flowers & again visualize your goals as you are doing this.

4. Take your written goals and spray them with your favorite perfume, body wash, power etc. Read them as you intake the fragrance.

Are you with me? Good . Now I realize some people may think this is silly or worse, that it is a waste of time.

Don't let the nay-sayers stop you from doing everything you can do to empower yourself and reach your goal.

Your mindset has to be that you will do what it takes to accomplish your goals.

You see once you start putting your goals at the forefront of your thoughts, your mind will show you empowering possibilities that you never imagined before.

Please pay close attention at what I am going to share with You.

Get some quiet time & study what you are about to receive.

It's that important.

Finished viewing the video? Good, get a snack & view it again. Remember-good things to be repeated.

Please think about what we discussed today, then put them into action.

Until tomorrow, keep walking

Dare To Dream Big

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August 28, 2009

Using Your Sense of Sight To Reach Your Goal

Welcome back,

Yesterday we discussed using your sense of smell as a tool to propel you towards your goal.

So how are you doing?

We want to know Tell us you story Your questions, your comments, your point of view may help someone else.

Today we move on to another of your senses ----- your visual sense.

This is another Biggie --- in other words, just like your sense of smell, your sense of sight is constantly bombarded with millions of images.

Your minds processes these images instantly and for the most part we tune out many of the images we see.

Have you noticed how sometimes something will catch your eye (your attention)?

Your mind will stop to inform you that - "hey that looks familiar -- pay attention".

What you hope to accomplish with today's lesson is empower you; you will condition your mind to focus on your goals when you see a certain image.

Note You have a lot of choices as to how you can accomplish this, for instance you can associate your goals with

1.a color --- [for example, red, blue green, etc]

2.a large object --- [for example, a car, a bus, a train, a trolley, a boat, etc]

3.a small thing ---[for example, a book, a pen, a computer, a ring, etc]

Note Please remember that your goal is to involve all your senses we are dealing with one sense at a time in our hopes to keep things simple.

So if you are using colors or small things to work you simply want to handle the item while you think about your goals.

Thus, you are creating an association between the item or color and your goals.

If you are creating an association with a large object you can either use a photo, or when you are on that train or bus purposely think about your goals [don't forget to involve all your senses.]

Now some people may complain that this is silly or that it is a lot of work.

Let's stop and think for a moment --- in order to acquire something of value, there has to be some sort of exchange, either money or time.

You are exchanging your time in order to empower yourself and to insure you reach your goals.

Note --- You will not reach your goals by dreaming or wishing; you will reach your goal by learning to discipline yourself & your actions.

Opportunity is missed by most people because

It is dressed in overall and looks like work.

Quote by Thomas Edison

Until tomorrow, keep walking

Dare To Dream Big

Victor

Tell us you story Your questions, your comments, your point of view may help someone else.

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Using Your Sense of Hearing To Reach Your Goal(s)

Welcome back,

Today we continue with our discussion of another on your major senses; using your sense of hearing to empower you as you reach your goal(s).

Along with your sense of smell and vision, your sense of hearing is another biggie.

It is constantly bombarded with all different types of sounds which it must interpret and categorize based on its importance to you.

In simple terms what happens is that your mind will automatically tune out most of the sounds you hear & focus only on those that it deems important to you.

OK now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, let's get to the how process of using your hearing to reach your goal(s).

And of course we are going to keep it simple as we move forward.

Do you have a favorite song or music you like to listen to?

Good.

Play that song or music while you read & verbalize your goal(s).

Then I want you to incorporate your sense of smell into the mix.

Something else you can do is to record yourself reading or speaking about your goals.

Do you have a favorite motivational speaker?

Play his/her tapes and visualize your goals as you listen.

NOTE - your ultimate goal is to use all of your senses together empowering you -- to propel you towards your goal(s).

That being said, you will practice associating each individual sense first, then practice using them together.

I repeat you want to keep your goals at the forefront of your mind

- making them one of the most important issues in your daily life.

Let's face it ---- whatever you think most about, stands the best chance of getting done.

You can do this if you believe & you take action.

Continue to reinforce what we have been discussing over the last few days -- feed & empower your mind with good things.

Until tomorrow, keep walking

Dare To Dream Big

Victor

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August 30, 2009

Using Your Sense Of Taste To Reach Your GoalsWelcome back,

Today we will discussusing your sense of taste to reach your goal. Now let's try to make this fun.

Note Learn to associate each sense with your goals, and then incorporate all of them together to create a powerful mechanism to empower you as you move you forward.

Do you remember your first love? Or your first puppy love?

Does a smile come across your face?

You see you've associated good feelings with that experience. That's what you need to do with your goals.

Now there are several methods that you can use when associating your sense of taste to help you reach your goals.

You can think of & visualize your goals while eating your favorite meal.

Or what I suggest is to choose a food, beverage or snack that you eat daily.

I find that this works better because it will be repeated more often. And what do I constantly say?

Good things need to be repeated until they become second nature to us.

So as you eat that bagel, drink that water, chew that gum or nibble on your cracker --- focus on your goals.

Your goals need to become more than just some words written on a piece of paper.

Your goals need to take on a life of their own, empowering you as you think about them.

Your goals need to become vivid in your mind, bringing a smile to your lips when you think about them.

Your goals have to bring excitement and empowerment to you when you think of them.

You need to wake up & go to sleep visualizing you heading towards your goals.

It's like being a teenager again, and falling in love; your goals are all you think about.

You need to develop a sense of passionfor your goals. You need to talk about them often.

Note By openly talking about you goals you accomplish two things, first you are using your sense of speech & your sense of hearing.

Second, you are openly declaring your goals for the world to see.

By openly declaring your goals, you force yourself to take action in order to be true to your word.

Remember --- you have to stop thinking & you have to start doing.

OK now that we got that out of the way how about a little entertainment? Good entertainment is also empowering.

You will find that we you are feeling good it is much easier to learn, and to retain what you learn.

So when you do these exercises that we have been talking about ---- get in a good mood first.

Make it fun & everything will be much easier.

Laughter Movie

Please don't over think what we have been discussing, just keep it simple and you will find that time will pass very quickly.

Until tomorrow, keep walking

Dare To Dream Big

Victor

Have some fun.

Take care of your finances.

Read a good book

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Using Your Sense Of Touch To Reach Your Goals

Welcome back,

Today we will discuss our final sense, using your sense of touch to reach your goal.

As is our custom, we are going to keep it simple.

You are probably already incorporating this sense in your journey towards your goals, but you may not be fully aware of it.

Make sure that your goals are written on paper, in a book or in a journal; something that you can physically handle.

You can also be creative and frame & hang your goals on the wall. Do what ever works for you.

Your last step is to touch, pick up or handle your goals as you think about them, as you read them out loud, as you get on that bus or train.

is the name of the game. Keep your goals fresh in your mind.

Remind yourself at every opportunity where it is you are heading.

You will notice that as you apply these simple steps, the decisions you make will be in line with your goals.

And that my friends is the all important turning point in your life.

Now that you have the last step in this 5 step process, practice using all your senses together to propel you towards your goal.

Become that teenager again - in love for the first time -- who wakes up & goes to sleep with his first love on his mind.

It is really amazing how your mind will go into overdrive seeking solutions to obstacles -- empowering you, when your FOCUS is on your goals.

Because that is exactly what you are doing when you use this 5 step process of using all your senses to reach your goals;

you are focusing a laser sharp beam on where you need to go, and thus empowering yourself.

Once you know where you need to go & you can see clearly --- your journey gets a lot easier.

Now the only question that remains to be answered is ----------

- Are you going to follow thru and use this or not? It is up to you.

Just remember that all these small steps that we have been discussing, are the building blocks that will prepare you for your journey.

Your journey is to head towards your goals; and that requires action.

Here is a little something to think about.

Until tomorrow, keep walking

Dare To Dream Big

Victor


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