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Dolph Lundgren | On healing and forgiveness | TEDxFulbrightSantaMonica

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True success, true fulfilment has to go a lot deeper than financial independence (though that helps!)  We are never going to be happy until we deal with the 'issues' in our lives that prevent us from really experiencing life as it ought to be experienced.  Check out this talk from 'tough guy' Dolph Lundgren about his past and how he healed from his experiences!

7 Proven Tips to Master Your Time

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"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you are the pilot."
Are you envious of your co-worker who constantly accomplishes more than you? Do you wonder how the successful actor, businessmen, lawyers have gotten to w here they are now? No matter how you slice it, everyone has only 24 hours in a day; their success is a result of how they manage their time to achieve more with less effort.




Here are the top 7 tips to master your time and improve your ability to focus:

Structure your day

Make daily and weekly plans with reasonable allocation of time limits for each task and frequent breaks. Making checkbooks against these tasks will help in tracking what has been completed versus what is left. You can also use apps like Time Tune, Todoist to distribute your workload more effectively.

Commit to your plan

Now that you have charted out your plan, it's important to follow it with complete sincerity. Focus on one job at a time. Instead of throwing a towel in the face of a tough sit…

Tony Robbins: Finding The Real You ( Tony Robbins Psychology )

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One of the big keys to happiness and fulfilment is coming to that place of authenticity; knowing who we are and becoming established in that.  This is the strong foundation we need to become successful, happy, contented and blessed people who in turn can impact the lives of others!

Okay, So You Messed Up - Now What?

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Okay. So you did something wrong. Maybe you made a social blunder; maybe you carried out some task and failed. In short: You messed up.
For people with low confidence, failure can be downright devastating.
I know. Because I used to be ashamed of things I did or said. All the time.

And I'm not talking about calmly realizing one's wrongdoing and immediately learning from it. I'm talking an involuntary panic-anxiety-attack-like-muscle-spasms-complete-with-grinding-teeth-and-making-noises sorta sensation.
With an inner voice going like: "Screw you! You messed up, and you're useless! You're unable to do anything right, and you should be locked away! You messed up, and that's all you're ever gonna do!"
Every day, several times.

And it doesn't even have to be something big. It could be a misused word, a social faux pas... anything.
When non-fident people react drastically to making any kind of mistake, it's because non-fidence is often accompanied by lo…

Tony Robbins: How to Understand Yourself (Tony Robbins Motivation)

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I'm continuing to post on the topic of understanding ourselves.  What we must all understand is that we're actually all striving after the same things!  No matter what your focus is in life, you're really after the same thing as the guy or girl down the road from you, that is - happiness and contentment.  Tony Robbins calls it 'richness'.  This talk from him really helps us understand how to attain just that.  Wanna be rich?  Watch this!

Dear Negative Thoughts

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You've been serving me for a long time.
Not necessarily in a good or bad way, but for a long time, anyway. That's why I remember you.
And that's exactly the status you have with me now: A memory; an echo. A faded photograph of an old place that's no longer worth visiting for me.
I think you're still here because I have a hard time forgetting. Because forgetting would feel like losing an important part of my identity.
I don't know if that's right or wrong. Some things are probably fine to remember; others might be inhibitive. I think you're still around because you've felt like part of my identity for long.
But I think it's time to let go, Negative Thoughts.


I want you to know that I actually love many of the times we've shared. The nights where I just stayed at home, drank by myself and listened to my own music have felt amazing. Hell, I might even do it some other time in the future. But at that point, it will be because I genuinely want to; not …

Billionaire Motivation | Learn from Greatest Billionaires in the World! ...

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Modelling- the art of finding people who have already become successful at something and learning how they did it.  Here is 25 minutes of advice from the most successful billionaires of our time.  For those that have a hang up around money and think of it as inherently evil, ask yourself how many people you've been able to help in the last year and then ask yourself how many you could have helped if you were a millionaire.  Material wealth can never make us happy but it does give us options and the position to have a positive impact on others!

Success and State of Being

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Reaching success is in most cases the result of
deliberate, persistent, and constant action on a set of causal variables that allow a positive outcome. In the spiritual world, as in business, people always ask if there is a strategy or plan to follow, as if having a plan was the predictive factor of the ability to achieve the desired result. Having a plan gives clarity and direction and the ability to predict success at a rational level. Of course, we have to follow it if we want it to give us the knack to transform ourselves into masters of success production, and this, of course, depends only on us. Only we can make magic happen.

The first element of predicting success is our commitment to making the necessary changes, additions and cancellations of what needs to be transformed within and around us. This allows us to live and ride the standard set of success indicators to achieve our predictable desired goal. Using the behavior template below will help predict our desired future succe…

WHEN YOU ARE HOPELESS - Inspirational Video (very emotional!)

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Sometimes we are our greatest hindrance, our greatest obstacle in fulfilling our true potential.  No one can truly conquer the obstacles in their way until they 'conquer' themselves- their limiting and self-defeating beliefs and replace them with the truth about their individuality and personal value.  Perhaps you are someone that will benefit from some 'belief replacement therapy'!!

Want Creative Conflict? Find Thought Partners Who Disagree

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I had a great idea for a new workshop. My colleague disagreed. I disliked his feedback and dismissed it.. He just didn't get it!
Later, I revisited what he said and decided to call back and ask for specifics. Why didn't he think people would want to attend? What would he change to make it more inviting and useful? I asked him to push back more and used the feedback to create a compelling program.

In her TED Talk, Dare to Disagree, on creative conflict, author and CEO Margaret Heffernan offers a view of conflict so contrary to the typical TV images, Facebook rage, and Twitter rants of positional confrontation that it is difficult to believe, unless you've tried it. She tells the story of Alice Stewart, a British scientist in the 1950s, who theorized that x-rays of pregnant women proved damaging to the fetus. But to be sure, she invited a colleague--statistician George Kneale--to poke holes in her theory; to, in fact, disprove it. She wanted to make sure she hadn't missed …

"How GREAT I am!" INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO

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One of the most important keys in being successful in achieving our goals is that of belief.  Simply put, we will never and can never achieve higher than the level of our beliefs and unless we take the steps necessary to change our mind-sets to enable us to think outside the box, outside of what is considered 'normal' we will never be able to achieve the extraordinary.  This video is a great way to help us change our beliefs about what is possible for 'us' to achieve.  One person actually watched this every day for a year. That's the kind of consistent frequent inspiration that can break the negative mind-set and help us form new empowering beliefs!

How to Keep Your Mind Sharp

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We are distracted by noise, chaos and worrisome thoughts in our everyday life. This results in our mind being less sharp. But there are ways out. What are they? Read on for insights.
Here is a list of tips you could use to sharpen your mind:

1) Listen to melodious music for a short while.

Music, if melodious, soothes your mind and relaxes it. In the process listening to music and getting lost in its beats everyday for a short time helps you to sharpen your mind to great lengths. It helps you to think clearly in order to make choices and take actions.

2) Devote your time to reading for an hour or so.


Reading pages and pages of a book or novel tires your mind easily. So I would suggest that you keep your reading time to an hour only daily. That way you are able to focus on everyday matter and deal with them actively.

3) Do creative things. You can never run out of creativity.

Think of a few things you can do creatively and do them for instance, painting, making handicrafts or plotting a fictio…

HOW TO BUILD SELF ESTEEM - THE SIX PILLARS OF SELF-ESTEEM BY NATHANIEL B...

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So, how are you feeling about yourself right now?  Do you feel happy and content, fulfilled and inspired?  Maybe instead you're feeling a sense of 'I'll never be enough, I'll just never reach my dream'. 

Here's just the tonic to boost that self-esteem and learn how to keep it at a healthy and happy level to enable you to reach the goals you want to reach and become the person you want to become. It's the six pillars of self-esteem!

Developing the Habit of Abundant Thinking Part 3

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The Power of Opportunity

Think back to the past year or so. Did you take every great opportunity that came your way? Or, were you too scared or worried or totally ignored the opportunity? Reflect on this and really be honest with yourself as you consider whether you've truly taken every opportunity that was presented to you.
Successful people with a mindset of abundance are always on the lookout for new opportunities. They want to try new things (that are in line with their goals), work with new people, and take risks others aren't willing to take.

If you want to be more successful, and develop a mindset of abundance, it's time to seize the opportunities that present themselves to you. Take some risks-- it's scary, but it's how success stories are made.
Right now, the opportunities might not be very clear. It might feel like every door is closed to you. Reflect on why this is and start to brainstorm where these opportunities might be lurking. They will quickly come out…

THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE BY STEPHEN COVEY - ANIMATED BOOK...

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What are the 7 habits that successful people have developed to enable them to fulfil their dreams and become the people they have wanted to be?  If we're smart we'll look at what they've modelled and copy it!  Listen to these game changing insights from Stephen Covey's best selling book.  Make these habits your habits and you'll get the change you're looking for!  I think you're going to enjoy this!  It's your time, reach for the sky!! :-D

Developing the Habit of Abundant Thinking Part 2

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How to Develop an Abundance Mindset

Now that you recognize the possibility that you have a scarcity mindset, it's time to figure out how to change things. I don't write about having a scarcity mindset to make people feel bad or to feel like there's no hope. There absolutely is hope that you can ditch that mindset and attract abundance in your life. This is true even if you think certain patterns in your childhood brought you to this point or you feel like you're totally stuck.

Have you heard of "The Secret," a very popular book from several years ago? Don't worry; I'm not going to get into too much of some of the more controversial airy-fairy content from that book and movie. But I am going to talk about the Law of Attraction.
Whether you believe in its more mystical qualities or not, it's indisputable that, on average, people who are positive, seek positive opportunities, and have a mindset of success tend to find success. Those who are negative, tu…

Jim Rohn Getting Rich is Easy

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Your personal philosophy is the greatest determining factor in how your life works out. - Jim Rohn


Just a little more of the simple but profound wisdom that enabled Jim Rohn to become who he became and do what he did!  It's all about what's going on upstairs!!

Develping the Habit of Abundant Thinking Part 1

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You're a big dreamer. People who aren't like us don't understand our pie-in-the-sky dreams, but we wouldn't feel like us without them. You want to change your life, financially and otherwise.
You know that you're going to make it big someday. You repeat this belief to your spouse, your parents, and your kids. But, there's always something getting in your way. Why hasn't it happened yet?

You think:

"If only I buy this product, my life is totally going to change."
"If only I get a hold of this tool, it will all come together."
"If only I could get rid of this problem in my life, I could have made it big already!"
"If only I had more money, I could really succeed in earning a good income."
"If only I had more time, I could make more money."

These are thoughts you repeat to yourself to mask what's really going on. Do you, deep down, think things are going to change on their own? Can you really see yourself becoming …

Jim Rohn: How to Think and Work Smarter (Jim Rohn motivation)

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Wow!  This is a good video.  Some great wisdom from the late Jim Rohn.  A lesson in the brevity of life and how to make the most of it.  Timeless advice.  Be inspired - be empowered :)

Life-Changing Decisions You Must Make For Achieving Success

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Dr. Wayne Dyer said, "It is not what is in this world that determines the quality of your life, it is how you choose to process your world in your thoughts." Similarly, Norman Vincent Peale said, "Change your thoughts and you change your world." A number of other experts have also stressed on the importance of changing our thoughts or mindsets for achieving success in life. Though success of a person depends upon innumerable factors that include traits such as commitment, determination and a willingness or readiness to sacrifice, all of them are not as important as possessing the right mindset.


Let us delve further deep into this.


1. Realize that every stumbling block comes with an opportunity


During the course of your journey towards success, you may face several hurdles. Instead of viewing them as failures, you must find out the kernel of opportunity those hurdles provide. For example, if you have not landed in a job despite putting forth the required efforts, you …

HOW TO GET RICH - RICH DAD POOR DAD BY ROBERT KIYOSAKI ANIMATED BOOK REVIEW

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The secrets of financial independence.  Learn the difference between assets and liabilities!  Robert Kiyosaki knows a thing or two.  Here's a review on his book Rich dad, poor Dad. Enjoy!

Peace of Mind, the Danish Way

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Who would think that the Dane's have a secret that we can all cherish? The Dane's seem to be the happiest people in the world. So, what is their secret?
In North America, we seem to be pushed to the brink. We rush, overwork, don't sleep well, overstress, and are miserable. We overwork so that we can over-purchase and over-consume. The result is that we are unhappy, unhealthy and we are dying younger than ever before.



So, what we need to do is to step back from the so-called rat-race where the only person who seems to be the happiest is the one who has somehow stopped all of this nonsense and actually stopped to smell the roses at least once a day. But we usually categorize such people as lazy or something else that is nonetheless negative in nature.
So, what can the Dane's teach us about happiness? I believe they can teach us a lot. In this article, I will examine a few of the ways that we can try a few simple habits that will actually make us happier and healthier.

1. Tak…

If you want to achieve your goals, don't focus on them: Reggie Rivers at...

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Here's some great tips on how to meet our goals.  It's all about changing our behaviour.  By changing our behaviour we will inevitably reach the goals we set!  2 million views shows the value of this video!

Recovery From Rejection and Break-Ups

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Because our nervous system is wired to need others, rejection is painful. Romantic rejection especially hurts and missing connection share the evolutionary purpose of survival and reproduction. Ideally, loneliness should encourage you reach out to others and maintain your relationships.

A UCLA study confirms that sensitivity to emotional pain resides in the same area of the brain as physical pain - they can hurt equally. Our reaction to pain is influenced by genetics. If we have increased sensitivity to physical pain, we're more vulnerable to feelings of rejection. Moreover, love stimulates such strong feel-good neuro-chemicals that rejection can feel like withdrawal from a drug, says anthropologist Helen Fisher. It can compel us to engage in obsessive thinking and compulsive behavior. This proved true even for tsetse flies in lab experiments.
Most people start to feel better 11 weeks following rejection and report a sense of personal growth; similarly after divorce, partners start …