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Believe in the Process

The way you view yourself will play a big role in the success or failure of your life.

Ultimately the success and failures you have in your life will be based off your personal beliefs and how you see things around you.

If you are the type of individual that gets involved in projects just because it’s something to do I can assure you majority of the time you are going to fail.

The reason why is because you’re not going to believe in the process.

I’ve seen many people get involved in online business because of a job loss, their back is against the wall, or it was just something they wanted to try.

This is a real, breathing, living, striving business, and it’s going to take love and care just like any other business venture.

People come in with their mind set on the event or making loads of money online without understanding the process of the work and the things required to be successful.

The only way you will ever be successful in anything or achieve any goals is if you believe in the process.

You have to take things day by day.

One step at a time and believe in the process of the little things adding up to something big.

If your focus is set on the process instead of the event you won’t last.

A plan must be set, followed, and executed to the utmost importance.

It’s difficult to focus and believe in the process if you have no ceiling of what you can do, but it’s needed to get to where you want to be.

Begin basing your goals off time frames and do you best not to focus on the end point.

You will get so much further with your goals if you follow a process and believe that what you are doing is going to lead you to success.

Remain consistent and stay persistent.

Believe in the process.

Best wishes!

How to Effectively Visualize to Create the Life You Want

Done correctly visualization is VERY POWERFUL and can get you anything you desire.

It doesn’t cost any money, but it does require that you have an open mind.

Relaxation is important when visualizing…

You must be in a positive state of mind.

Find a quiet place like your bedroom, closet, bathroom, or any getaway spot.

Usually optimal timing is early morning or at night but whatever works best for YOU is fine.

When in your quiet place close your eyes and begin to relax.

Slowly take deep breaths taking yourself deeper and deeper to your place of comfort.

Just relax, don’t make it difficult…

When READY, begin to visualize what it is YOU want.

If it’s a vacation…

Visualize the location. Begin to see the landmarks, the people, the conversations.

Feel the weather, smell the air, and take in all the sounds.

See yourself as if you were actually there and begin to immerse yourself fully into  that environment.

Let your imagination run wild…Don’t hold anything back!

Practice this at least once a day, but preferably two to three times daily anytime you can get 5-15 minutes to yourself.

Do not stop until your goal happens.

Make it a habit!

Always put yourself in a positive state of mind. Believe that you will have it.

Expect that it is already yours for the taking.

Start off with small goals and begin to work your way up to bigger goals as you become more skilled with your visualization.

Motivational speaker Les Brown says, “If you can see it, you can believe it!”

Begin today to start seeing the things you want in your life.

Alter your way of thinking.

Become proactive, instead of reactive.

Focus on bringing nothing but good into your life.

Constantly focus on visualizing how you want your life to be and then create it.

Action is key…

And it all starts with visualization.

Best Wishes!

How to Write Powerful and Positive Affirmations

Writing affirmations is a powerful and uplifting personal experience.  Affirmations are simply positive or negative statements that we make, as we go through life and many life challenges.

Our thoughts and feelings are what control our actions. Usually what we believe is how we are deep down inside.

Words are powerful and if you don’t use them correctly they have the power to shape you in ways you wouldn’t believe. Is this true for all statements? Not exactly, but those that we internalize do.

Writing and internalizing our affirmations become important in shaping or reshaping our habits of thought. When your thoughts change you become someone different.

How many times have you thought back to certain ways you used to act and thought to yourself now I could never be that person now? What if you had the ability to truly be and do anything your put your mind too?

Well you can, but it takes learning and practice.

We have all heard the saying from our parents “You can be anything you want to be can do anything you want to do.” They weren’t lying, but they didn’t tell you how you can do those things.

It all starts with your mind, your thought patterns, and your actions.

How to Write Powerful Affirmations

  1. Use the First Person- Majority of the time you should begin using “I” statements. ( I will…, I am…) These statements do not have to be true statements, but statements of a personal choice or a certain behavior you desire to portray. For example, “I earn (X) amount of dollars by this day.” Or “I am so happy and grateful for the positive uplifting things happening in my life.”
  2. Make them Declarative- Meaning leave out any adjectives or adverbs. Be brief and to the point. The objective is to make bold statements that come across as definite.
  3. Use Present Tense- “I am happy.” “I am 10 pounds lighter.” This is usually difficult for most people because it hasn’t happened yet and they have a hard time believing it putting into their mind self-doubt.
  4. Commit to Your Statements- Whatever you write down decide at that moment that it is what you are going to do and follow it every single day. Take no days off. If you do you must start over from day one. Even if you don’t believe what you are saying be/do it anyways. You are reshaping your mindset helping you to move forward in a powerful way each step you move forward. Read them daily and read them often…2-3 times a day. Eventually you will begin to believe it.

Begin immediately to take to necessary steps to reshaping your mind and reshaping your world. If there are things in your life you want to change you have to power to do so no matter what the situation.

Initially it’s not easy, because your habits need to be redirected into new habits. It all begins with your thinking.

When written properly affirmations can be an effective tool in creating the world you desire. Bringing forth the riches you seek mentally, emotionally, physically, financially, and spiritually.

Goals

5 Ways to Focus and Achieve Your Goals

Goals are very important so today I wanted to focus on 5 ways to hold your focus and achieve your goals.

Life, accomplishments, success, and advancement all depend on having goals and doing what it takes to achieve those goals.

The secret is to have one focus set on success.

This helps to keep your thoughts concentrated, and your energy does not get dissipated by going in a lot of different directions.

It’s easy to get distracted by finding ways to focus on other things, but the key is to build momentum in all things relevant to the goal instead of distraction.

It is all about focus and with focus you can achieve your goals.

We will discuss more about ways to hold your focus in a bit…

But let’s get into the power of goal setting and what it can do for you in your life.

The first and most important step is to put your goals in writing. Some place where they are easily visible and allotted time that you can focus on them daily.

Take time out of the day to allow yourself a chance to visualize, focus, and execute them as needed. Look at them often and ask yourself questions on how you can achieve your goals.

Most people who set goals and create a plan to set those goals end up finding themselves headed in the right direction when given a purpose.

It’s like a Captain and his ship. To get to where you are going you need coordinates and an effective plan to reach your destination. Goal setting is no different.

Those that do not set goals usually get left in the dust wondering and questioning why success seems to elude them.

While I realize there are people who naturally enjoy success without setting goals, most of us have to if we have any chance of getting from point A to point B.

In my experience with goal setting, past and present, I find that in addition to writing them out, pictures of my goals and associated items, help me to visualize actually having them.

I do this with the use of a vision board or a dry erase board where I right down ideas, plans, timelines, etc.

It gives me the confidence to think that it is just a matter of time until everything will be completed, as well as a road map to help me do the necessary things needed to feel like I’m going in the right direction.

This really helps to subdue any negative vibes that may arise during the journey.

If that plan fails, it’s back to the drawing board with a new plan until my goal is completed.

One thing I can tell you is without consistency you will never achieve anything. The power of consistency is vital in achieving many things.

It’s about making a decision and going full throttle.

In the past I’ve struggled with consistency. Struggled with believing that the work I was doing was for nothing. And have struggled with friends and family not supporting or believing in what I was doing.

Get to a point where you make up your mind. Whether anyone is there with you or not you have to do it for YOU. YOU and YOU only even if you have nothing else to stand on find something that will motivate you.

Having a background in sprinting, weightlifting, and fitness I still have issues with working out consistently, but it’s a passion for me and I can never leave it alone.

But I’ve realized that it never gets old and it’s part of me. The journey of staying consistent is what makes is so exciting.

I have also been in the internet marketing space for some years now and have yet to have any huge successes because of my lack of consistency. Always finding excuses or ways to cut back and eventually give up.

There should be no excuses no matter what the circumstance. If there’s something you want bad enough you do what you need to get to get it. Period!

I can remember a few years back…

I was broke, jobless, going through legal troubles, and had no direction in my life. Everything seemed to not be going my way, but I realized it was all created by my thoughts and my lack of having any real, DESIREABLE goals.

It’s about developing a mindset, becoming success driven, goal-oriented, and focused. Pushing the negative self talk aside every chance you get. And coming up with ideas you immediately act on.

Break them down into smaller actions, and then into smaller actions until you come up with something simple, something that does not seem so big it discourages you from finishing.

Anything within reason can be achieved when broken down into something smaller and more manageable. Focus on each process and allow the event to happen, instead of focusing on the event and finding ways to shortcut the process.

The process is the most important part. The event is the reward you reap for completing each process and becoming a problem solver. That’s what goals are about.

With that being said let’s take a look at what you came here for…

5 Ways to Focus and Achieve Your Goals:

  1. Write down your goal/goals and review them frequently. Immerse your mind, thoughts, emotions, feelings, and actions in the process.
  2. Create a vision board or a plan that will allow your mind to give attention to your goals daily. It should become a point where even when you aren’t consciously thinking about your goals your subconscious is still working on a solution.
  3. Talk about your goals every chance you get, review them every chance you get, and find people that will hold you accountable. Commit yourself to doing this daily.
  4. Break down your goals to steps that become simple, be specific with the small things needed to complete the ultimate goal.
  5. Set your mind to ‘WIN’, there is no other option to consider. Create the illusion that your back is against the wall and the only way out is to succeed.

Developing focus is a principle to success. Build momentum in all things instead of distraction. Make it work for you. Don’t be allowed to question yourself and ask others for help. Even if you think the question may be stupid.

Make a checklist of the 5 strategies listed above and place them where they can be seen. Review them as often as your goals. These are the building blocks that will help you become the person you need to be to ultimately win in the end.

You Can Do It!!!

Chess

Chess: Is It a Game of Life?

There have been many comparisons to life and the game of chess.

I often lay in bed at night and think of different chess moves, strategies, and game plans.

During my mental chess game I sometimes get lost with life situations and end up comparing the two.

I’ve been playing Chess for a few years now and I must say I love it.

I try to play daily and usually do.

I often hear people say it’s too complicated or difficult to learn, but in my opinion the basics are easy.

It doesn’t take that long to learn, but mastering it takes a lifetime.

I think life can be compared to chess because it’s about making moves that ultimately will give you an advantage or disadvantage.

Some moves you might make can bring a negative outcome, but you have to adjust and figure out how to regroup.

Some moves you make now may not show you the negative effects of that move until many moves later.

Wins and losses are guaranteed in life, but you have to keep moving forward and constantly rearrange your game plan for the next journey.

It’s about making the best decision possible with what you’ve been given in the situation presented.

Often we have no control over what is thrown our way in life, but we do have control over how we react.

Never regret your decisions and look at every mistake as a lesson to improve. Mistakes are a part of life.

A bad move can’t be reversed just like most poor decisions in life, but that doesn’t mean it’s over. Take a step back, acknowledge your mistake and figure out another stratagem.

In the long run experience is learned and you become a better decision maker.

I can remember when I first learned how to play.

If I remember correctly I did not win a single game until after at least 100 tries.

It was frustrating, but with every loss my mind was expanded and I eventually got better.

I got to see different moves. Was a part of different situations and was able to apply past experiences to things that were going on in the present and act accordingly.

Life works like that as well. We are built to use past experiences to understand situations we go through in life.

That is the reason why going through things make you wiser and at times better.

You open up your mind to something it couldn’t grasp before.

So keep playing and as you lose you will continue to get better. Eventually you will find your game.

Continue to improve on your craft.

Master it, and keep on pressing forward constantly trying new things and teaching others what it takes to become great.

I’m so thankful for the person who taught me.

Not only did I learn a new game I am now passionate about.

It also taught me a little more about life.

If you’d like to learn more about chess you can get strategies and free play at http://www.chess.com.