personal development

Turning Your Focus to Mindset

by limitlesslaura

 

 

Recently I had the awakening of a lifetime! I had the great pleasure of be willing to take a good long hard look at myself, get vulnerably honest, speak the truth and tell myself what was not working with my mindset. When I got to the answers, I came up with this: YOU (me) need to FOCUS on MINDSET (like very seriously). The success you have in life is directly proportionate to the size of your personal  growth!!

Last December after much soul searching,  I came to the conclusion  that I had neglected my mindset, self talk, and the role that my  inner view of myself played in my life. I took a look at what was my “why”, my purpose, and my greater overall vision and picture I see for  myself. I asked the toughies like:  Where am I going? Where am I taking others? If I didn’t KNOW FOR SURE…How would others want to come along?

Positive Mindset In = Positive Mindset Out!

What came about was magnificent!! I focused on my mindset very intensely. I made my own personal growth and development almost like a “classroom” atmosphere, in my head, my heart, and my home. I got out my favorite books, some blank journals, stuff to create dream boards, index cards, markers, audios, and even cancelled the tv service for a time. The only things I watched were You Tube videos that pertained to my mindset and self-development. The only things I listened to were Inner Circle audios, Anthony Robbins, Wayne Dyer, Jack Canfield, Esther Hicks, and others.

I took the cards and wrote my goals and placed the all over the house! It looked a little silly around her when guests came over, but they know  when I put my mind to something, I don’t mess around! For the next 90 days it has been like concentrated mindset BELIEF tank in this house. Nothing goes in that is not positive.

Results are the Only Way You Know Your Mindset Has Changed

My business is flourishing! I have great things happening all around me!! I have earned more in one month than I ever have in my online business. People are excited, and all kinds of abundance is flowing. Good things are springing up from all around!

Does that mean I have slowed down on personal development because I am achieving results? NO WAY! In fact, I have increased it. We attended an event recently, and listened to some of the top earners in our company. The thread that went through all of their talks, was that they are spending at least 2 hours a day on reading and personal development.

Just as important as feeding the information in, is getting still, and listen for quiet answers that will come.

It all a decision, and the material to feed into your brain is available. Reach out for it and start feeding it to yourself.

 

 

 

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Daily personal development is a great thing! It is critical to your success. If you talk to any successful person, they will tell you that who they have BECOME along the journey is just as important to them as the success they have achieved. Each and every one of them I would venture to say has done a committed program of personal development. For some, it’s attending expensive seminars, or getting personal coaching. For others it could be as simple as buying fifty cent books at the used book store that were devoured each time with full fervor. The point is, personal development is individual, and PERSONAL. It’s YOURS. Nobody can ever take it away from you.

You can build your own fantastic library in your home of all the volumes of wonderful books that stirred your soul, mind and heart. This is what we have done, and we cherish it greatly.What we cherish even more is what we have done with the information from inside the books. We can point to specific books and tell you how that information touched us, and how we applied it in our lives. A good example is Bob Proctor’s You Were Born Rich, in which he teaches the principles of seeing your goals and dreams, and making them REAL. No other book has been applied more in our lives, and given us more fuel to go for what we want and the BELIEF that we CAN TRULY HAVE ANYTHING.

Another example is the book Think and Grow Rich, in which Napoleon Hill talks about writing your goal on a card and carrying it around with you. We have both manifested many dreams with this simple tool alone…but not by wishing… by Seeing, Believing, and DOING! This is the distinction. You have to do your part, then let the Universe do the rest.

It is only in the application of personal development that we grow. These books do us absolutely no good on the shelf!! So ask yourself if you are simply reading and listening to the material, or really using it in your life. Watch what happens!!

Does Your Personal Development Library SHOW in Your LIFE?

To Your Success!

Larry & Laura

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I grew up in the  70’s and when the “New Age” was awakening, Gurus , transendental meditation and psychic readings were coming into vogue. I had a real live hippie for a big sister, and a mom that did numerology astrological charts. My mother studied Carl Jung, , The Course In Miracles.and Science of Mind. In fact, my parents were married by the founder of Science of Mind, Dr Ernest Holmes in 1958.  Science of Mind or The Church of Religious Science is basically the study of One Mind, and that thoughts are alive with power to manifest, create etc. It is the idea that thoughts are things, just like everything else, and that all of our thoughts are part of one collective Mind, The Universal Power, or Higher Power. I tell you this explanation only because these early introductions and exposures in my life, opened the door for me to be absolutely convinced that:

You CAN Manifest ANYTHING You Desire!!

I grew up knowing from my core being that nothing is impossible. I was taught that if you want something, you go after it. My father was an extraordinary man who built his life from the ground up, and became a huge success. He started as a Hollywood photographer who shot the old black and white photos of the movie stars in the 40’s and 50’s that you saw in the old glamour days. He worked very hard and developed the first color process with Kodak. He then started the first color process photo laboratory in Hollywood California. Back then it was considered like “digital” is now, very innovative That company went on to be a major force in Hollywood in its day. On his business card he had a saying on the back printed:

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent” Calvin Coolidge.

So between my mom and dad I had the foundation, then I stumbled into personal development on my own as a teenager.I think we have so many wonderful materials to learn from about manifestation, starting with the scriptures, to personal development classics and modern day books and tapes. Some popular authors and my personal favorites are:

THE ULTIMATE PRIMER: Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill. No collection would be complete without this fabulous prosperity book.

Others on our shelf include:

The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity

The Game of Life And How To Play It

The Science of Getting Rich: The Original Guide to Manifesting Wealth Through the Secret Law of Attraction

The Way of the Wizard: Twenty Spiritual Lessons for Creating the Life You Want

The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham

Law of Attraction: The Science of Attracting More of What You Want and Less of What You Don’t

The Attractor Factor: 5 Easy Steps for Creating Wealth (or Anything Else) from the Inside Out

The Attractor Factor By Joe Vitale

In this book Joe talks about a 5 step system to ATTRACT anything you desire.

  1. Know what you Don’t Want

We don’t realize that we ATTRACT the NEGATIVE ! So figure out what you do not want!!

2. Know what you DO Want So if you figure out what you Don’t want, then you know what you do! “I don’t want to keep working my job” –“ I DO want a thriving business so that I can quit my job and work my business full time!

3. Get CLEAR- What is blocking you? What limiting beliefs are standing between you and what you want?  An example would be: “I don’t have enough time to work my business to make it successful”, “I am not good at networking” etc. **

4. Feel Your Intention Already Achieved.

5. Let Go ( and do your part of course)

**Releasing a Block Famous motivational success and prosperity author Bob Proctor suggests a powerful exercise to help get rid of blocks. Get out two pieces of paper. One the first piece, list the things that are blocking you and the feelings associated with each. Really Take time to experience the feeling of how this block is standing in your way of getting what you want. These are the things that are clogging the vibration for you to receive your abundance!! Then on the second sheet, Write out exactly how you want these things to be, in vivid detail. Get into the joyful feelings of being, doing or having these things, and how your life would be different.  Notice the difference in how you felt when you wrote the first sheet. The more you can fall in love with the new image of your life, and the new feelings, the faster you’ll manifest them. Now take the first sheet and burn it.Take the second sheet, fold it carefully and carry it with you for a week. You’re done and probably cleared the negative block!

Intention , Belief & Thoughts

Another author who is absolutely tuned in on the subject of manifestation and intention is Wayne Dyer. You can turn on your TV almost any weekend to public television and see one of his great specials on his latest book Excuses Begone!: How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits (an awesome book!) although he has been working with PBS for over 25 years. He is a fierce advocate of public television and if it were not for him, Bert, Ernie and Barney, PBS might not have made it all these years.  Wayne is all about Believing in the divine essence of YOU, and that every human has their own innate gift to bestow upon the world. He believes in the power of thought and the dynamic nature thoughts can have in everything we do. He writes in very simple terms that I have always loved and related to.

In his book Ask & It Is Given Wayne Dyer writes about thoughts:

Choosing A different thought will always produce a different emotional response. So you could say “ I will deliberately choose my thoughts so that I can feel better.” That would be a good decision for you to make. An even better decision, and really, an easier one to make is:”I want to feel good, so I will try to feel good by choosing a thought that DOES feel good”.

Some other great ones by Wayne Dyer are: Manifest Your Destiny: The Nine Spiritual Principles for Getting Everything You Want and  THE POWER OF INTENTION BY DR. W. W. DYER. I like the Power of Intention because it talks about not just the belief, determination, persistence etc  once has to have to manifest the desire. Intention in this case is a collection of thought in the universe that is like the One Mind I talked about in the beginning of my article. He calls it a “field”, that is everywhere. You access this field as you have strong intention. It is weakened naturally by negativity, which interrupts its perfect flow. Possessiveness or ego mess with this flow greatly, but conversely and abundant, generous, servant mentality, opens the flood gates for a lovely bounty of rich blessings of almost anything you could want.

All of the books suggest visualization as a keen tool , and making dream board as a way to keep your desire in front of your mind’s eye daily. You can pick up a number of books on the subject of creating your destiny, law of attraction etc. and it will tell you somewhere in the book to sit down with a pile of magazines and start cutting out those things that make your heart sing!!. So about two years ago we did that                                                       Here was a section of our dream board, with a house: notice that we put our family picture on the steps of the house. and here is the actual house we manifested in one year

here is the living room that was on our dream board

and here is our actual living room Kind Of spooky isn’t it? it really speaks to..You get what you A>S>K for! So you might as well be really specific!! Go ahead and MANIFEST AWAY!! God, The Universe, whatever you believe wants to bless us with overflowing abundance. We are the ones who get in the way and screw it up with self sabotage, doubt etc.

You really can have anything you want.

Be Specific-Ask for what you WANT!! Don’t Worry About The HOW When you are truly Inspired the How takes Care of itself., The Universe rearranges itself to meet your goals Cancel The Negatives -Doubt BLOCKS abundance Let Go! Turn it over to The Universe  100% FAITH!!

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