Change your mind set, change your life

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

by Carol Dweck 

“A good book is one whose advice you believe. A great book is one whose advice you follow. I have found Carol Dweck’s work on mindsets invaluable in my own life, and even life-changing in my attitudes toward the challenges that, over the years, become more demanding rather than less. This is a book that can change your life, as its ideas have changed mine.”

Communication with contrasting

When we listen, we do more than hearing words. We interpret messages using nonverbal communication,
 intuition, observations and context. By using this additional information, we are able to have a deeper understanding of a message, or read between the lines. Sometimes the message may be misconstrued due to other factors (insecurity, signal misunderstandings, defensiveness, etc.). In these situations, the person sending the message can contrast to prevent misinterpretations or clear them up.

Contrasting is clarifying what the communicator is not saying. …Read more =>

“She’s so sure of herself. I wish I could be like her.”

Haven’t you said something like that? Now you can make it happen. Become the person you’re meant to be.

You’ve seen people who seem to have all the confidence in the world. They behave comfortably in every social situation, respond to challenges with grace and poise, and express themselves with confidence and ease. Maybe you’ve wondered if you could ever possess that same confidence and self-assurance. Is it possible?

It is . . . but it requires a deep-seated sense of self-esteem and self-confidence. It requires core inner strength.

Empowered by your own inner strength and self-esteem, you will have the confidence to interact with others with assurance and authenticity. You will begin to experience the positive feedback effect, as others unconsciously respond more affirmatively to your words and actions. You will find yourself becoming more comfortable at work, at school, and with friends.

Core Inner Strength will help you . . .

Feel more comfortable in social situations.
Be more naturally assertive.
Handle confrontations and criticism more positively.
Experience a deep inner sense of comfort and peace.
Let go of your need for approval from others.
Express yourself with greater confidence and poise.
Feel closer and more connected to friends and acquaintances.
Build confidence and strength from the inside.

Find out more here…

Setting Reachable Financial Goals

Creating a budget is a common need for everyone to tackle in order to put their money to work. However, before a budget is established, financial goals need to be set in order to provide a basis for the budget. The financial goals provide the long term motivation to stay with the budget.

These tips work for not only financial goals but any other goals that you make in life. Use them to help propel yourself towards your dreams.

Understand the Power of Now: 3 simple steps to embrace the moment

If you’ve taken a yoga class you might have been asked to “stay present.” What on earth does that mean, you wonder. If you’re here, aren’t you “present”?

Spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle, in his now-classic, bestselling book, The Power of Now, attempts to break it down for us. He suggests that being fully present, or living with joy, means to be absorbed in this very moment – without thoughts rattling around in our heads. Tolle says we exist in our purest state beneath the frantic chatter of the conscious, ego-driven mind.

If you’ve ever been in an emergency where you felt supercharged, and responded instantly with a startling clarity of action – you’ve entered the state that Tolle believes is our natural mode of being. But how do you stop the chatter in your head that blocks this pure state of mind? With so much to do and think about all the time, we need to learn to quiet the compulsive thinking of the mind.

Below are three simple steps to help you get in touch with your natural state of mind – without the chatter. In other words, it’s how you tap into The Power of Now.

Relax Your Way to Results

Earlier this year my husband Denis and I went out for a lovely dinner at a nearby restaurant. While we were dining, an inspired idea popped into my head. I tend to pay attention to inspired ideas as they come up and I decided to share this one with Denis.

I said “Honey, I’m thinking of selling the house I bought in Florida, what do you think?”
Well, knowing the real estate market was declining and sales were infrequent, he thought I had temporarily lost my mind. I continued to share with him some reasoning behind the inspired idea.

The house in Florida was one that we rarely used. The insurance company wouldn’t insure the contents because we did not reside in the home. It can be a challenge taking care of a place when we live 1,600 miles away.

Denis agreed with all of those points. Plus, even though I bought the house and owned it outright, the monthly expenses were an unnecessary expense. We were not using the house as a rental property, nor did I want to. We simply had the home available in the event we decided to take a trip to a warmer climate.

Initially when I bought the house I thought we would be using the house more, but with my busy travel schedule, speaking engagements, conferences, etc. we rarely stayed in the home.

Later that evening, after returning home from the restaurant I called a Real Estate Agent in Florida. I asked, “Steve, how is the real estate market down there?”

He replied “Don’t you get the news up there Peggy? It’s terrible!”

“Well Steve, I’d like to sell my house. Are you interested in listing it for me?”
He responded: “How much are you thinking of selling it for?”

I gave Steve the price I had in mind and he said the house would be the most expensive house on the street. I wasn’t really concerned with having a premium-listing price because the house was a unique home and it was beautifully decorated.

Steve was willing to list the house. He drafted up the appropriate papers and sent them to me via email. I signed the papers, sent them back, and a “For Sale” sign went on the lawn.

Because I teach and practice the law of attraction and believe it is far more effective to relax our way to wealth or relax our way to anything that we desire, I relaxed and gave thanks for the quick sale of my home.
In my gratitude journal I expressed my elation with the quick sale of the home and for a closing price that was very close to my listing price. I was also grateful for the quick closing that the new owner requested.
Every day I wrote in my gratitude journal expressing my gratitude for the sale. I also listened to my own relaxation audio meditation every evening, which allowed me to stay connected to the powerful emotions of gratitude, joy and faith.

Two weeks later my Real Estate Agent called me with the news that we had an interested buyer. He said: “There is only one problem Peggy – she wants a fast close – she wants to take possession in three weeks, are you okay with that?”

Well, of course I was fine with a quick close. A quick close date was precisely what I gave thanks for. Additionally, she paid close to the listing price for the house, and within three weeks, my husband and I were on a flight to pick up a check for the sale of the house.

As much as we hear about the powerful laws of attraction, not everyone practices them. One of the challenges is that we are conditioned emotional beings. If our previous conditioning is to stress over things, we will literally push away the very things we desire by being stressed. Switching to a state of relaxation opens up our creativity, engages the law of attraction and draws to us that which you desire (ideas, people, events, experiences).

It may seem like a backward way of thinking to relax when you deeply want something, but relaxing our way to wealth is a powerful concept.

After I took action and listed the home, I gave thanks every day for the sale of the home and stayed connected to positive emotions. I relaxed and every morning and evening used my own relaxation guided meditation. It is an absolute truth that positive emotions will produce positive results.

Deepak Chopra said: “Relaxation is the prerequisite for that inner expansion that allows a person to express the source of inspiration and joy within.”

If there is something you desire, follow these 3 simple steps. #1. Decide what you want. #2. Decide what it will “feel” like when you have it (which involves the emotions of faith and relaxation); and #3. Go straight to feeling those emotions – and practice them on a consistent basis. And, when you do, you’ll be amazed at the power of your own creative ability.

Peggy McColl
Peggy is a New York Times Best Selling Author, Consultant and Speaker. She has created many programs based on Wealth Creation. Her latest program can be found at:

Thought for the Day

Always aim higher than you believe you can reach. So often, you’ll discover that when your talents are set free by your imagination, you can achieve any goal.

If people offer their help or wisdom as you go through life, accept it gratefully. You can learn much from those who have gone before you. But never be afraid or hesitant to step off the accepted path and head off in your own direction if your heart tells you that it’s the right way for you.

Always believe that you will ultimately succeed at whatever you do, and never forget the value of persistence, discipline, and determination.

You are meant to be whatever you dream of becoming.

Edmund O’Neill

A beautiful movie to honour teachers

With the school year ending…I would like to take this opportunity to thank our teachers around the world for what they do to make a difference.

We dedicate this short three minute movie to you!

Just click here to watch!