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February 23, 2015

It is Time to be Uncomfortable With Your Life After Being Comfortable For so Many Years

Filed under: Personal Development — Tags: — Shirland Carrington @ 8:48 am

I read somewhere about an experiment about a frog and boiling water.  If the frog jumped into hot boiling water he would automatically jump out.  If he is in the water and you slowly raise the temperature he would never notice and would be cooked alive.  He died because he got more comfortable as the temperature became warmer.  I think this  is the equivalent of living your life without taking chances.  When we are young we are told to get a job at a company until we retire.

When you first start working most of the time you don’t have many responsibilities. We have the ability to make changes without as much discomfort.  The older we get the more responsibilties we accumulate and it is more difficult to make major shift in our life, business and relationships.  You must become accustomed to feeling uncomfortable to make significant changes in your life. If you are comfortable in your life, then you are not trying anything different.   A place of uncertainty is normally when we are doing, learning or achieving something that we have never done previously.  What is your level of comfort?

If your level of comfort makes you smile and you are contented, then no change is necessary.  If you are on the other spectrum like me, then you must make a decision to be uncomfortable in striving to make your life better.  Just because you have had your job for many years does not mean that you have to stay there until you die. It is never too late to make changes that will make you happier.  The law of attraction works better when you are in a better frame of mind.  The universe move mountains to help you achieve your goals when you send positive vibration.  Make the decision to be uncomfortable and watch how your life will change for the better.  I am talking about being the best you that you can ever be.  The only time that we coast is downhill, going up the hill takes a little work.


P.S.:  You don’t have to make major changes in your path to being uncomfortable.  All you need to make is a 1 degree adjustment in your life, business and relationship not big changes.


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September 15, 2010

The Eleventh Step to Riches The Subconscious Mind Per Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich

The subconscious mind holds many mysteries for all of us yet Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich states that this is the eleventh step to riches.   The subconscious mind is the link between the conscious mind and implementation of any ideas and plans.  Have you ever waked up in the middle of the night with the solution to a problem that you had been wrestling with all day?  It could be a person name that for the life of you, you could not remember.  When you laid your head down the subconscious took over.  The fact that you gave attention to that problem was enough acknowledgments for your mind to go to work on the solution.  I might not know how the subconscious mind works, but I know that I work.

I enter a room and turn on the light switch and the majority of the time the lights comes on.  The average person might not know how electricity but they are not going to go out their way to learn why.  They will continue to enjoy these illuminations in total unknowing bliss; the subconscious mind is just like that.  When we tap into our subconscious mind we don’t need to know exactly how it works.  The main requirement is that we must tap into it.  The subconscious mind is a link between your conscious mind and your desires.  It is a medium that we know a small fraction of how it works, but we get evidence of it everyday.  The operation of the subconscious mind is a mystery, but left to its own vices will take your plan, desire or purpose to fruition.

August 11, 2010

The Tenth Step to Riches is Sex Transmutation Per Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich

My initial understanding of Napoleon Hill describing the tenth step to riches, Sex Transmutation, in his famous book “Think and Grow Rich” has evolved into a deeper understanding.  It is proven fact that when you read a book over and over again you will get different nuggets from it.  “Think and Grow Rich” is one such book.  I have now read this concept about six times now and my understanding is deeper. Transmute is the changing or transferring of one element or form of energy into another.

Watch the video below to learn more about my initial impression:

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I thought originally that the tenth step to riches of Sex Transmutation was about abstaining from sex and using that power to achieve your goals.  I have expanded my thinking to include harnessing that power achieving a higher plane and then attacking your endeavors with a renew concentration.  I think that these concepts are similar to long distance runners and marathoners who push their bodies beyond what the average person can do.  Runners get into what is called a zone where they feel they can run forever.  These runners achieve a level where speed and comfort are maximized.

The runner has to fight internally when they reach the “wall” where the desire to quit becomes stronger and stronger.  As a runner you have to go deep to overcome ultimate failure.  Willpower is easier said than done, but the ultimate reward is substantial.  The stronger your power to will yourself to the finish line the closer you will be to being successful.  Sex transmutation is an excellent example of having to get into that “zone” to combat something that is so natural.

Sexual expression is a natural part of your life and can never be destroyed.  The choice is either finding a constructive outlet for it or indulging in the purely physical aspect of it.  An animal becomes docile after their sex organs are castrated so imagine a man without this source of power.  A transmutation of this energy will help you in the long term when you have the power to overcome the will to indulge in sexual activity.

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January 28, 2010

What Have You Done In The Past That You Feel Still Defines You?

Filed under: Personal Development,Self Empowerment — Tags: , — Shirland Carrington @ 2:17 pm

I was riding with my oldest son the other night from his basketball game and he stated to me that when he get around anyone that he knew in the past somehow he reverts to his old shy self.  He was a very shy person when he was younger and he is consciously working on being more of an extrovert.  My son is engaging on his personal development without being aware of what he is really doing.  He made me think about what I have done in the past that I have allowed to define me.  I have always worked under the guise of a salaried manager in a retail or restaurant establishment.  The desire to step out and become an entrepreneur has always been inside of me but I never allowed it to come to light.  The fact that was who you were in the past does not mean that you have to continue to be that same person.

The people who knew me as a salaried manager might have difficulties in viewing my new role as a true entrepreneur.  As a salaried manager I knew exactly how much I was getting paid every two weeks.  The mentality that I had was being certain and predictable in my actions on a daily basis. As an entrepreneur I have to put myself in a total different role of uncertainty and unpredictability.  The only thing that you can predict is that if you don’t do income generating activities on a daily basis you will not succeed.

We must not let people from the past dictate who we become in the future.  The fact that they knew my son as that shy person in the past does not mean that he have to present his new improve self with his head down.  The lesson that we learn from our kids can send us to reflect on who we are a person.  The saying goes from the mouth of babe to the ears of adults.  Personal development is truly something that we should continuously work on consciously. We must take heed and listen to our heart and take action.  Our thoughts lead to our success only if we act on them.  Procrastination is the only major factor that may stop you from moving to the next chapter in your life.  The book of life is always changing and it is up to you to be instrumental in implementing these changes.  What in your past that is defining and continues to define you?

January 11, 2010

What Could a 1 Degree Adjustment Do For Your Home Internet Business Opportunity?

A 1 degree adjustment for your home internet business opportunity could take your business to the next level.  The New Year is here and everyone talks about New Year resolutions.  The most infamous one is losing weight by joining a gym.  The gyms are filled to the brim during January and February and a ghost town for the rest of the year.  The reason for the dismal failure rate of these resolutions may equate to one simple thing, too many life changes too soon.

The success rate for this new exerciser is dismal because the degree changes needed for success is a 180 degree change.  You are making a big lifestyle change that requires a very strong commitment.  The success rate will explode if everyone involved just tried to make a 1 degree change in what they were doing to achieve weight loss.  For example, instead of 7 days a week to begin with starts exercising once per week.  When exercising once per week become a habit then add one more day.   We may use this same concept to make our home internet business opportunity explode for the New Year.

If we were 10 miles apart and we started walking towards each other, but I was 1 degree off we would never arrive at the same location face to face.  It is a whole lot easier for your mind to accept a gradual change as opposed to major shift in your daily income generating activities.  For instance instead of posting 2 ads this week increase it to 3 ads and monitor the results.  The more you demand of your mind to achieve in short term the tougher it is for the mind to accept.  The key to success for 2010 is applying small changes to your home internet business opportunity and not trying to reinvent the wheel.



November 16, 2009

Discovery Series: #1 Reason Why People Confuse Activity With Productivity?

The Discovery Series by LifePath on the Results CD discusses results and the importance of achieving results.  The main reason that people confuse activity with productivity is because of the way they handle their emotions. Impatient and frustration will only delay you in getting the results that you desire. Emotions are the main deterrent to achieving success in your life. Emotions may cause you to respond in a way that you did not expect and inadvertently sabotage your success.

You must manage your thoughts and feelings in a way to generate the results that you want.  Your thoughts determine your destiny so uncontrollable emotions will deter your success.  For example, your main income generating activity is connecting with potential business partners on the phone, yet you spend the whole day checking your e-mails. Your intense desires to read every single e-mail that when you are notified by the ping immediately.

Procrastination takes over which impacts your productivity and your results are nil temporarily. Whether you let it become a permanent conclusion is up to you.  The way you respond to circumstances within and beyond your control is very critical.  I myself like things to be a certain way and when it is not my response to the situation vary.  My reaction interferes with the goals I was trying to achieve in that time frame.  When I shut down emotionally my progress is impacted deeply.  Micheal Jordan is one the greatest player to ever play the game of basketball.

Micheal spent his time doing things that would improve different aspects of his game.  The average player only practiced when they were required Jordan practiced before and the main practice.  If the average player took a 100 free throw Jordan took 200 shots, so he outworked his fellow players.  Jordan mastered his emotions and did not let deter his goal to be the best that he could be.  He did not stop shooting at the basket even when he missed many shots in a row.  He controlled his emotions and kept on taking shots.

When Micheal Jordan was at his peak in the 1990’s he made as much as $80 million a year, while many other players made the NBA minimum of about $200,000.  Was Micheal Jordan 300 times better than the player who made the minimum?  Micheal knew the difference between activity and achievement and how to use his emotions properly.  Emotions are the #1 reason that people confuse activity with productivity.  The proper handling of your emotional reaction to different stressful situations will help manifests your goals and desires.  John Assaraf states that knowledge is not power but the proper application of knowledge at the correct time is power.

October 17, 2009

Personal Development: Positive or Negative Thoughts Determines Your Destiny

Napoleon Hill writes in the book “Think and Grow Rich” that if you can conceive it you can achieve it.  If the path to riches was a marathon, then thoughts would be considered the first step.  Thoughts that are conducive to success will keep failure at bay.  Have you no matter how hard you tried could not remember a thought from a few minutes earlier?

The foundation of all success starts with a thought.  Your thoughts are important because your thoughts in turn become your words.  For example, if your mind is filled with negative self talk, then your words will derail your success.  You must fill up your mind with positive thoughts through personal development.

I am not talking about the rah-rah pump it up positivity temporary fix; no I am talking about goal driven thoughts.  I remember when I sold a very expensive product door to door our supervisor always had these meetings that were purely rah-rah pump you up and send you out the door.  He really believed that these meetings were the highlight of the day.  This concept did not work because it was one to two hours before you got into your first home to present the product.  You had to be able to motivate yourself.

Your goals had to be big enough to overcome the negative thoughts swimming in your head on that long ride to your presentation.  The beauty of tasting success is that nothing hurt when you are winning.  When your sales are down, then every little thing is a major issue.  One on one selling is one of the most transparent forms of selling.

Your potential customers will pick up on your stinking thinking.  A critical part of the presentation was performing a mattress test in your prospect‘s bedroom.  I have closed many deals at this point of the presentation and the rest was just a formality.  If you are not confident enough, then you would never be able to accomplish this key part of the presentation.  Your words move you to action, moving you towards your goals for the future.

If you are unable to move to action to perform a critical part of the presentation, a bad habit will form.  The habit of not doing your best will lead to you taking shortcuts.  You will no longer attempt to get into the bedroom, your sales would decrease. When you are in a funk amazingly everyone else is to blame for your failure.  A habit is whether good or bad is formed anywhere from 21-59 days of action so pay close attention to your actions.

Your character of who you truly are to the core is developed by these habits.  Your character in turn determines your destiny.  Where you are in live can be traced back to actions or inactions done by you.  These negative thoughts will become your future unless you make a conscious effort through personal development to change. Your destiny started from thoughts, so cultivate your thoughts wisely.

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October 5, 2009

Personal Development: A Little Snake Could Interfere With Your Success

I am committed to my Personal Development so I walk or run as part of my daily exercising regimen.  While we were walking on Tuesday last week we came across a little snake that was obstructing in our path.  The little snake was prohibiting us from moving forward.  I have a phobia about snakes whether big or small, but my girlfriend’s phobia is worse.  I kept trying to tell her baby let just go around it.

She said you don’t know if the mommy snake was in the grass with more babies so she was not going to do that.  We turn back and went on the hunt for rocks or anything we could use to get him out of the way.  It is amazing that when you need a rock that there are none to be found.  A long branch would have been nice to coax him out of our path no way, no such luck.  I kept on telling her that he was dead. I finally convinced her to go around the snake in the grass where according to her there was a possibility of the mommy snake.  This little snake delayed us for about five minutes; we could have progressed much further in our walk.

This little incident made me realized that they are many little snakes that we allow to delay us on our road to success.  There are a limited amount of options available to us to deal with this obstruction. Which are to go through, step over, go around the snakes or turn back?  The decision must be made without using your phobias as an excuse as to why you are not succeeding.  We would have saved time if we just went around the snake right away.  What little snake do you have in your path to success?

P.S That snake was on my girlfriend’s mind for the next couple of days when we walked.  She kept looking for that snake in the same spot.  Is there an acceptable time limit to get over the little snake in your path to success?

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September 17, 2009

Will You be The Rock That Redirects The Course of The River

“Will you be the rock that redirects the course of the river?” is a quote that I came across made by Claire Nuer.  The reason I think this resounded with me is because I was also listening to the Discovery Series this week and one of the Luminaries was discussing the power of water.  We might take a big bat and hit water with such force but to no avail and a sore arm is probably the only outcome that would result.  The water is just disturbed temporarily and goes back to flowing in its direction of choice without acknowledging you.  The power of the water is tremendous individually.  The real strength of water is that we may able to harness the power but never control it.  If we were able to harness the power that we have within us we would be more phenomenal.

The secret to our success lies deep down inside of us dormant.  The wonderful thing about something being dormant is that it has the potential to come alive.  One of best way to access it is through self empowerment and personal development.  The limiting beliefs that we have will not go away without learning new skills and knowledge.  The belief system that we live our daily live by are from years of negative conditioning.   We must systematically reach inside ourselves and reverse this state of being.  It is never too late to make that transformation.   The most influential people in the World always credit personal development as a reason for his or her success. We can choose to be the rock that redirects the direction of our lives or continue to watch the water return to its original as if our brief interference of its path which is our life did not phase it.

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September 15, 2009

Top 4 Ways to Overcome Negative Thoughts

The greatest asset that we possess is our mind.  The greatest liability that we possess is our mind.  The mind is a double edged sword, because your actions and in actions all stems from the space between your ears.  Napoleon Hill states that the road to success starts with your thoughts.  Your positive thoughts will lead to consistent actions and eventual success in your life, business and relationships.  Failure arises when your mind is filled with negative thoughts that lead to total inactions. What are the steps that you must take to clear up this clutter?  I use the following four methods to eliminate the negative thoughts.

1. Positive Feedback

You are told on a consistent basis that you will never amount to anything for most of your life.  The odds are that you will begin to believe these statements made by your family and peers.  The mind is like fertile land that if you plant seeds with the proper food and nutrients, then strong plants will grow.  If you have a field that is overgrown with weed, shrubs and soil that is barren, then truly nothing positive will grow.  The first thing we would have to do is clear this field and then work on the soil to make it fertile.  Positive feedback is a great way to add fertilization to the soil.  When I was in Junior High School, a teacher that I did not even know stop me in the hallway and told that he was looking forward to having me in his class next year. He turned out to be Mr. Rosen my mathematics teacher in the ninth grade.  I received the highest Mathematics Regent score in the whole school and I walk the stage at graduation to celebrate that fact.  The positive feedback that I knew he was receiving from other teachers had a lot to do with him approaching me.  You must make list of incidents where people told you positive things about you to reinforce and strengthened your mind.

2. Storytelling

Spiderman is a superhero in a comic’s strip that narrates and tells his day to day life as a college student and as a super hero.  Who do you see yourself as Peter Parker or Spiderman?  I would like to say that most of us see ourselves as Spiderman.  We would want to the satisfaction of saving lives and helping people without all of the hoopla.  We must visualize our lives the way we want it to be.  We can write our own story where we are the superhero and not the victim.  When you write your destiny the way you see it then your thoughts and actions will help you achieve it.  We sometimes suffer from the victim’s mentality where we ask Spiderman why he is trying to save us.  The victim has a strong desire to stay in his muck and mire and pull Spiderman down.  Spiderman uses his mental strength and ability to stop you from making him become a victim also.  Misery loves company.  Visualization is one of the best ways to eliminate these negative thought so you may more forward in achieving success in your life, business and relationships.

3. Media Blitz

Personal development is a compilation of books, tape, videos, seminars and audio that we listen or participated in.  We are bombarded on a daily basis with news reports on every conceivable bad thing that can happen in any given day.  The media spend more time on reporting negative news versus bringing positive news to light.  The money is in reporting the negative news.   What do you think would happen if you shut off the media from entering your thoughts?   I have made a conscious decision that I will not watch television on a daily basis.  The greatest thing about it is that I don’t even miss it.  You would have more space in your brain to fill it with more excellent personal developing material.  If something disastrous happens someone will let you know.  They are many candidates out there who like to be the bearer of bad news.  Just keep the negative media out of your mind and focus on more positive thoughts.  Food for thought: The wealthier a person becomes the less television they watch.

4. Mastermind Group

You must spend more time with the people that have your best interest at heart and less with the ones who don’t.  Mastermind groups of like minded individual who spend time building you up to help you achieve your goals are the best people to associate yourself.  You must cut out the negative naysayers that are currently in your life.  If they are preoccupied with telling you how to live your life, then you need to cut them out.  The most successful people have a network of positive and encouraging people.  One of the richest men in the World, Warren Buffet, give another of the world’s richest, Bill Gates, billions of dollars to invest in Bill Gates ‘s charity.  Is that a coincidence or a mastermind group?  I would definitely say that that relationship is one the best mastermind group in the World.

I repeat that the mind is one of the greatest assets in our life.  Our mind is also our greatest liability in our life.  You can control almost everything that is placed in your mind on a daily basis.  You may choose to develop your mind to a strong entity that allows you success in your life, business and relationship or let become barren land that nothing may grow on it.  The four methods mentioned above are the one that I use on a regular basis.  The choice is yours, chose wisely.

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