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The power of imagination

25 Jul 2009

I have just finished reading a great little book called The Power of Awareness by Neville. It’s a very simple but profound read and it gave me some great distinctions.  Basically, the book is about asumptions we continually make, that we need to be aware of.  Usually they are negative – what we don’t want – so if we change them to reflect who we are and what we want, we will create it – effortlessly!  I love it –  It’s so simple!  I’ve been practising this technqiue recently and it’s certainly changed things – for the better.  Neville has some great quotes such as “Make your future dream a present fact by assuming the feeling of the wish already fulfilled”.  If we imagine that we already have what we desire and feel into the feeling as if we’re experiencing it in reality, then it’s only a matter of time and it will manifest.  The other quote I love is: “With the passport of desire on the wings of a controlled imagination, she travelled into the future of her own predetermined experience” – so I’m going for it!  We all have the power to determine our own assumptions.  This represents true freedom for me – assuming I already have what I want.

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What ‘drum’ are you beating?

14 Jul 2009

There is so much data, information, people, subjects, experience coming to us every day – potential for expansion  or contraction due to overload?  The fact is, it’s up to us.  Creating the results you want, is directly related to where your focus is.  To thrive in our complex world, we need to be conscious of what we are paying attention to, as “our focus creates our reality”.  When life is not going the way you want it to be, become aware of where your focus and energy is and shift it to what you want.  Knowing what you don’t want, means that you will be creating the very thing you are wanting to avoid: “what you resist persists”.  Out of all the activities you manage in a day, week, month, year – what’s important and good?  What do you need to drop?  Remember, life is meant to be fun!  It helps to do an ‘ecology check’ from time to time, by asking this question: “what supports me, others, as well as the planet”?.  Then you will be ‘beating a drum’ that has the rhythm and flow to give you energy and create a ‘path of least resistence’ toward creating the results you want.

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A question to turn things around

06 Jul 2009

There are certain events that we initiate (or are initiated by someone / something else) that cause us a great deal of angst at the time.  There is that awful realisation “oh no, what am I going to do – this can’t be happening”.  At this point in time, we only see the negative, the down-side, the worst-possible scenario, etc. etc.  This happens to all of us, however, there is a question that can turn things around and help us refocus on what we want: “what’s right about this that I’m not getting?”.

Recently, I mistakenly deleted some information from the computer.  A sense of dread came over me as I began to fear the consequences.  Because I believe things happen for a reason and trust everything will work out for the best eventually – I remembered to ask this question and immediately, the answers came to me (as they are usually obvious).  I then started to refocus my attention on what I wanted which gave me the energy and motivation to take the right action to support this ‘end result’.  I am pleased to say, it had a good outcome, proving to be more beneficial than if I hadn’t deleted the information in the first place!

So, the next time something happens that you don’t want, ask this question – there’s nothing to lose and everything to gain!  You may also discover something interesting and even important, that you previously overlooked.

Let me know what you think – from your own experience.

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22 Jun 2009

Fake it ’til you make it

Start acting as if you already have what you want.

If you start by creating a state of happiness and abundance, then do the things you are inspired to do from that state of being – you will end up having all the things you ultimately desire?

BE, DO & HAVE everything you WANT – starting NOW!

To learn more, obtain Jack Canfield’s Book “Success Principles” as it contains 64 ‘success principles’, including the powerful success strategy of: ‘Acting as if….’ (you already have what you want).

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Money Money Money !!

07 Jun 2009

I have just finished reading a book by Spencer Sherman: “The Cure for Money Madness”.  You can read a book review to find out more or listen to a teleseminar if you’re interested.  I found it excellent material, for getting clear about old money habits that get in the way of creating what you want.  I found the exercises very confronting but revealing.  “You can’t change what you don’t acknowledge” Dr Phil McGraw. The first step, is being aware of what’s going on so we are not just in ‘automatic pilot’ with regard to money decisions and transactions.  I like the way Spencer suggests ‘taking a money breath’ before we act, to prevent reacting from an emotional base.  I have certainly benefited from this read so it may help you as well – check it out!  

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19 May 2009

Weight on Weight off

Over the years – friends, family and clients (as well as ‘yours truly’) have said they want to lose weight. People come up with a numerical figure that they want to lose and then do whatever they think will achieve this. Of course I have noticed over the years, that these same people (including myself) may have actually achieved this but have since put it back on – the reason? It’s a negative vision. Whenever we are trying to avoid, prevent or get away from something, this attention and energy just creates more of what we don’t want rather than what we do want. Whether you are ‘losing weight’ or ‘gaining weight’ the subconscious mind gets the message that “it’s about weight” and presto – this is what you get! It may work for a while but will always swing back as you are operating in an ‘oscillating structure’ caused by a ‘negative vision’. It feels like you’re on a ‘band-wagon’ – going up and down, from one to another where sometimes it works and then sometimes it doesn’t work – hit and miss. To get off the ‘band-wagon’, make a fundamental choice to be healthy then identify some concrete, objective, measurable ‘end results’ that will indicate what’s healthy for you (including the weight you are going for). Write this down and it will become obvious to you, what you need to do. Also write exactly ‘where you are’ in relation to what you want (current reality) which will ensure you are operating in a ‘creative structure’, then focus on what you want and go for it! Remember, there are NO EXCUSES – just do it – it works! (Apply this approach to ‘quitting smoking’ as well).

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What’s strategic planning all about?

14 Apr 2009

A Strategic Plan provides a direction and focus to create results you want for the future. Having a clear direction, serves to align resources, integrate systems and provide effective action plans.

An integrated Strategic Plan details various strategies of key functional areas – such as Marketing – to implement the Plan. This alignment will produce a culture of true values and aspirations, providing momentum to generate desired outcomes.

A Strategic Plan contains the Vision, Mission and Values of the business / organisation, as well as the structure of how things work. A clear vision provides focus to inspire and motivate people to create the results they want – for themselves or for their business / organization.

A Vision Statement provides a strategic direction for the Plan and Key Result Areas to enable the business / organization to move from where they are, to where they want to be. Key Performance Indicators ensure Key Result Areas can be measured to determine the effectiveness of the Plan.

It is important to monitor the Plan regularly, so that any adjustments can be made on an ongoing basis. A more formal evaluation is suggested at 6-monthly intervals, to ensure ongoing reviewing and planning.

Developing the Plan – as a team – will ensure input and ownership of the Plan’s business and service (or product) development as well as operations.

Remember to celebrate the achievement of the Plan!

Use ‘comments’ to request Applied Vision’s approach to strategic planning or request an appointment to develop your strategic plan –  I’ll show you a way that’s fun & easy!

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Always complete

14 Apr 2009

To complete – is to close a door, finish a chapter or tie up loose ends and say ‘farewell’. To complete – is to experience a sense of satisfaction and achievement, to put any ‘failures’ or disappointments to rest and celebrate – moving on. To complete – is to go forward with purpose and anticipation, thankful of the past and hopeful for the future. When one is complete – all things are made clear, energy is renewed, a new path is created. It is then one is free to experience the contentment of the present due to the task of completion.

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Choices, choices, choices!

10 Apr 2009

That’s right – there are 3 main choices:
1. Fundamental choices – these are linked to our values and philosophy, for example: choosing to be ‘professional’. To me this means, having the ability to focus on ‘end results’ and not making it about anything else.
Other examples of ‘fundamental choices’ are:

choosing to be healthy (mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually)
choosing to take responsibility for oneself
choosing to be free (physically & psychologically)
choosing to be true to oneself

2. Primary choices – choosing ‘end results’ and to do this, we need to know what we want. These choices become obvious once we have made a ‘fundamental choice’
3. Secondary choices – these are the ‘functional steps’ that support the ‘primary choices’.

Apply to the example of health:
I choose to be healthy (fundamental choice)
What food and exercise etc. support me in being healthy? (primary choices)
Take action by living according to this lifestyle which supports what I want (secondary choices).

Apply this to something you want and let me know how it works for you.

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It’s a matter of time – no it’s not!

05 Apr 2009

If I had a dollar for every occasion a client gave the excuse of ‘not having enough time’, I would be a millionaire by now! The truth is, we all have the same amount of time – it’s a matter of how we choose to use our time,that makes the difference. What we value most will occupy our time, in the same way we spend our money. If we believe we don’t have enough time, then we won’t. Instead, if we focus our attention, energy & resources on what we want, we’ll create it somehow.

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