1. Law of Mentalism. The first law states, “All is mind– The universe is mental.” This means that the universe exists inside of the mental realm. Everything you see, hear and touch is part of this realm. It is a universal mind, where all things manifest, including your mind.
2. Law of Correspondence. The Law of Correspondence states, “As above, so below; as below, so above.” This means that there is a harmony among all the realms. The physical, spiritual and mental realms survive because of this harmony, of which you are bound to. You are a part of this harmony and can never remove yourself from it.
3. Law of Vibration.The third law states that, “Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.” The universe is made up of energy that vibrates at all times. Everything people are and everything you can see and hear are the result of these vibrations.
4. Law of Polarity. The fourth law states, “Everything is dual, everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree.” This law simply means that there are always opposites. However, the true God or Goddess is above all, even the fourth law.
5. Law of Rhythm. The Law of Rhythm states, “Everything flows, out and in; everything has its tides; all things rise and fall.” The fifth law means that everything happens in cycles. You can rise above this law by being aware of its subtle movements.
6. Law of Cause and Effect. The Law of Cause and Effect states, “Every cause has its effect; every effect has its cause.” This law states that everything you do, no matter how insignificant causes an effect in the universe.
7. Law of Gender. The last of the universal laws states, “Gender is in everything; everything has its masculine and feminine properties.” This law affects all things that have opposite sexes or opposite polarity.
What are your thoughts on how your life relates to the 7 universal laws?
Success Lesson: Four Pointers for Kicking Your Life into High Gear
But first… A secret key to understanding success.
Secret Key: Success isn’t just doing certain things, though we will certainly do certain things to become a certain kind of person. What kind of person you are is what determines your success in life. Yes, you can do right things and achieve a certain level of success, but not the kind of success I am talking about – true life success.
So what are my four tips? Here the are:
1. Become a person of Vision…
Vision is what causes us to carry out the mundane. Vision is what sees us through the dark days so we do not give up and settle for second best. Vision is the grand scheme that we relentlessly pursue. Vision is the goal we aim for. The best way to kick your life into high gear and begin to succeed in what you want to succeed in is to begin to become a person of vision. The successful person has a fully developed vision of their destination. So let me ask you a simple question:
Do YOU know where you are going?
And not only do you have a vision of where you are going, but is your vision fully developed? Now certainly we cannot know everything that will happen to us in the future, but we can develop the plan fully, allowing in our plan for a variety of contingency plans. “But Chris, that is a lot of work.” It is, but when you look across the board at people who have succeeded much, they are people who laid out most of their life and work before it happened. Life didn’t just happen to them. They didn’t just stumble into success. They planned for it and they created it.
The Tests of Vision
– Is it Clear? – Is it Concise? – Is it Inspiring? – Is it Achievable? – Is it Easy to Memorize?
Ask your self the questions above and let the answers begin to shape the vision you have for your life. The tighter and clearer the vision you have for your life, the sooner you will kick your life into high gear!
2. Become a person of Passion…
Passion. Mmmmm…. Passion. Passion is the burning of the heart. It is the unbridled running amuck of the emotions. It is the overwhelming desire to accomplish your goal. It transcends the mental assent to a set of ideals. It drives and thrusts you toward your goal. You MUST have it! Those who consider themselves intellectuals will underestimate the power of passion. The fact is that the victory isn’t only in the mind. The truths of the mind are driven by the passion of the heart. So by all means, fuel the passion for life that resides deep within your soul.
Passion is like a fire. It can rage or it can smolder. Even if all you have is barely lit embers, you can fan into flame the fire of your passion for life, love, and the goals and vision you have for your life! Commit yourself to becoming a person who lives passionately!
3. Become a person of Priorities…
As I have worked through the years with people who achieve much and have lives that are constantly in high gear, I notice something amazing about them: They are people with an extraordinary ability to know what the right thing to do is and to actually do it in a timely fashion.
For example, a friend of mine was in charge of a three-day event that was attended by close to 250,000 people and was featured on national and international television. Four days before the event he told me he had nothing to do and felt guilty. I encouraged him by reminding him that this was actually a sign of his incredible ability to have focused on and lived out his priorities throughout the whole year before the event took place.
When all was said and done, living and working out of his priorities enabled him to kick back and enjoy the fruit of his (and hundreds of his employees) labor. His life was in high gear and because he is a person of priorities, he is enjoying life. You can too.
Discern what the important things are that you must involve yourself in so as to have the life you want. Then relentlessly live out of those priorities. Say “no” to everything else!
4. Become a person of Excellence…
People who live life in high gear, succeeding in every area of life, are people who place a high emphasis on and strive for excellence in every area of life. Good just won’t do. The best is the target. Even when they fail or do poorly, they make an inner commitment to do an excellent job the next time. They are people who want, and live for, excellence in their work, their play, their finances, their relationships – everything!
Do you long for a life lived in high gear? One that is filled with joy and achievement? It is possible! Give some time to contemplate how you can make changes in the next few days and weeks in the following areas and see if your life doesn’t kick into high gear!
– Vision – Passion – Priorities – Excellence
Feel free to share and jot down notes that you resonate with in your journal. Make a list of how you plan to tackled your life ahead.
At some point in your life you have not felt motivated to accomplish your goals. Why do you think this is?
You have the talent and ability to be whoever you want to be in this world. Let’s begin to brainstorm the points that may be affecting your current state of motivation.
Be Specific: Are you being specific with the goal you are working to achieve? What are the best ways to measure your progress? Will you write for instance, “I will workout at the gym every morning from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.” This goal is specific and the way to measure progress can be done by a series of checklists and alarm clocks.
Be realistic: Are you being practical with your goals? Make a commit to create the goals that can be achieved with ease. You are at your best when you feel empowered to achieve your goal because you are not discouraged by how far-fetched your goal is.
Take ownership: When you take ownership for getting the task done. Taking responsibility for your actions will encourage you to say no to activities that no longer serve your goal.
Celebrate your wins: Pat yourself on the back for the small goals you have achieved, whether that be complete your to-do list or drinking a substantially increasing your water intake. Celebrate!
Take action: Do not stay under the untruthful believe that something wonderful is going to fall into your lap with you putting the work in to get it. Action your goals and dreams into reality by waking up into actioning, every morning.
Today I thought it would be amazing to share an interest of mine. It’s something that has been on my mind for about 2 years now. If you have ever thought about your personal growth and know that you have more to offer, you will understand what playing small feels like. This entire blog and website is not for me to just write. It’s a channel to create my work and inspire others to start on theirs.
Whether you are established or not, if you are here you understand the importance of self development.
Excellence is all that a leader knows. If this path of life gives you goosebumps, it’s not because you are cold, it may be because you were born to be a striking impact in peoples lives.
If you believe you have been called to become an entrepreneur, then you are a leader. Do not take this call lightly, you have lives to inspire!
I ask you to take this journey to the call with me. It’s time to unlock your truest expression: The Entrepreneur Mindset
Tuesday is ruled by the planet of action and energy, Mars and is a great day for getting things done.
If Monday is all about setting the emotional tone, Tuesday is all about putting that tone into action.
Tuesday is the perfect day to launch forward with projects, make decisions and get ahead, especially when it comes to your career. The energy of the day will also help you to start making progress in all areas of your life and is excellent for getting in tune with your passions.
In order to best use the energy of Tuesday, get clear about what you want and then go out there and make it happen. Mars energy gives us the drive and passion to follow through on our goals, dreams and desires.
5 Essentials to Increase Your Gratitude – Appreciation
First off, thank you for stopping by!
In case you haven’t noticed, this is a blog post I created last month. I decided to bring it back to life because we tend to stress a lot during this winter season. Not just because of the dry weather and climate changes but we also stress during the holidays! Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, this time of the year impacts you in one way or another. So let’s get started with Appreciation!
A perfect way to prepare for all that the season brings is to remember
The Power of Appreciation!
Genuine appreciations can create an organizational culture in which appreciation and positive energy are the norms rather than the exceptions, a culture in which people feel valued for their work and help those around them to do the same.
Leading with appreciation creates a positive culture! Here are two points of our favorite ways of “living” our belief in a positive, appreciative culture. Some of them will seem challenging as you imagine going into the busiest season of year. So perhaps establish a systems that supports you to achieve your personal goals for the holidays and New Year.
Here are the 5 essentials that you can purchase and give yourself the time investment that you deserve:
5. 7-Piece Yoga Package Highly recommended as there are tons of benefits to yoga. Yoga builds core strength for your body and unifies your mind, body and soul.
Appreciate yourself An appreciative environment must be driven from within us. When you can appreciate yourself authentically, you will soon learn how to transfer that energy to appreciate others. Remember to self high 5 regularly!
Appreciate people around you who are being appreciative As a leader or manager, when you see one of your staff being appreciative and spreading positive energy, appreciate them for doing so. It’s an opportunity to lead by example and reinforce positive behaviors all at once!
Appreciate life Enjoying life itself is a huge part of your life and you are in charge of it! If you do invest in all of any of these items, please be sure to let me know via comment or email on how it has allowed you to become more appreciative.
Article Source: MMM email via former colleague
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Dr. James Gills accomplished the remarkable feat of completing two triathlons back to back. Most of the world, couldn’t complete one triathlon, never mind two.
Yet, Dr. James Gills, a man in his fifties, was able to complete a double triathlon six times. When asked how he did it, he gave the best advice you will ever hear. He said, “I’ve learned to talk to myself instead of listen to myself.” He continued, “If I listen to myself I hear all the reasons why I should give up. I hear that I’m too tired-too old-too weak to make it. But if I talk to myself I can give myself the encouragement and words I need to hear to keep running and finish the race.”
It’s the same way with life. Too often we listen to ourselves and hear all the complaints, self-doubt, fear and negativity that lead to unhappiness, failure and unfulfilled goals. But instead of listening to the negative we can choose to feed ourselves with the positive. We can fuel up with words, thoughts, phrases, scripture and beliefs that give us the strength and power to overcome our challenges and create an extraordinary life, career and team.
Just keep running, stay positive, talk to yourself instead of listen to yourself and make sure you celebrate and raise your hands in the air when you’ve reached your destination! PS…for a burst of fun…check out Will Smith on Graham Norton on You Tube…if you were ever a Fresh Prince fan like me, this will make your day!
Spend 15 Minutes Every Morning with the 555 Practice. …
Learn to Forgive. …
Practice Patience. …
Always Be Truthful. …
Start a Gratitude Journal. …
Listen to Your Instincts.
Find Something to Believe in
Find a Spiritual Community—And Join It
Be Open to New Experiences
Learn to Love Yourself
Fill Your Body with Healthy Foods
Savor the Little Things
Take a moment to think about what spiritual practices you’ve had along your journey. This list is to suggest an additional activity to your routine, whether it be in the morning or night time. Feel free to share a point down below.
For many first-time visitors, Hawaii is a place where perfect weather and pristine beaches make for good vacationing and pretty postcards. But Hawaii is much more than its idyllic setting. For native Hawaiians and those lucky enough to call the islands home, Hawaii is a way of life and a way of thinking. The native Hawaiian concepts of pono, aloha, aina, ohana and mana are crucial to understanding how Hawaii has consistently ranked as the least stressed and happiest state in America.
Apply these concepts to your own life and you may begin to understand what all the fuss is about.
Pono – generally translates to righteousness. According to actor Jason Scott Lee, who grew up in Hawaii, living pono means living “with a conscious decision to do the right thing in terms of self, others, and the environment.” The importance of pono, or doing what is morally right and selfless, is even found in the state’s mottos: “Ua Mau ke Ea o ka Aina i ka Pono,” or “The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.”
Aloha – When you look up “aloha” in the Hawaiian dictionary, every warm and fuzzy word in the English language pops up: love, affection, compassion, mercy, sympathy, pity, kindness, sentiment, grace, charity. Aloha is most often used as a greeting or parting phrase to create an atmosphere of friendliness and love, but the aloha spirit is a part of everything in Hawaii: people surf with aloha, cook with aloha, and even write work emails with aloha. It’s as if people in Hawaii are constantly surrounded by an affirmation or mantra to live life with love.
Aina means land. Life in Hawaii is lived outdoors – malls, homes, offices, and even the airport are built with open-air walkways, large windows, or lanais (balconies or patios) so you’re never fully indoors. Native Hawaiians see their identities and well being entwined with the land, and so respecting it and living in it are of the utmost importance. You don’t have to live in a tropical paradise to be connected to nature. Simply having lunch outside or taking a stroll through a park can help reconnect you to the aina.
Ohana – as the movie Lilo & Stitch taught us, means family. The word comes from oha, which is the highly revered taro plant, and it signifies that all ohana come from the same root. Ohana is used to describe any group of people with a common bond; people in Hawaii have a community ohana, a friends ohana, even a work ohana. One of the clearest findings from happiness research is that humans are social creatures. Imagine how differently you would feel if you approached your work colleagues like they were your family.
Mana – translates to power, but the native Hawaiian concept of power doesn’t equate to material possessions or what floor your office is on. Mana is a life energy that flows through all things and is highly individual: you have a chance to gain or lose mana in everything you do.
Perhaps one of the best examples of mana can be seen in the late Hawaii Senator Daniel K. Inouye’s life and career. The beloved Inouye was often described as soft spoken, modest and a man of integrity. His mana led him to be the second longest-serving senator in U.S. history. His last word was “aloha.”
Feel free to comment below about a life concept we can live by!
Ernest Hemingway: Up at 5:30 every morning to write even if he’d been drinking the night before. He wrote as a practice, not just when he felt inspired.
Benjamin Franklin: Sat naked every morning in fresh air for his “bath” which he swore fuelled his energy and creativity. He also listed 13 character traits he wanted to build and measured how he lived against each of them every night before he slept (in a journal).
Padmasree Warrior: (Chief Technology Officer at Cisco Systems): Regular “digital detoxes” where she unplugs from technology to reboot her brain and replenish her creative reserves.
Leonardo da Vinci: Slept via small naps throughout the day versus sleeping 8 hours straight. The famed inventor Thomas Edison reportedly did the same thing (as does Hip-Hop mogul Sean “P. Diddy” Combs).
Will Smith: recalled when he watched the movie Star Wars for the first time, he did not believe it was possible for a movie to move people that much. When he decided to be a world-class movie actor, he understood that he needs a desperate, obsessive focus to excel on the movies that he would appear in. He realized that it was difficult to achieve success if he was doing multiple things. In order to be successful, he believed he needs to focus with all of his heart, his creativity, and all of the fiber of his being.
Steve Jobs: Would fast for extended periods of time, recognizing that it created a sense of euphoria within him that motivated his dazzling output of ideas. He also loved carrots, eating so many during one period that his skin turned to a soft orange color.
Maya Angelou: Writes in a cheap and spartan hotel room she rents. She awakes at home around 5:30 each morning, has coffee with her husband and then shows up at the hotel room to do seriously productive work by 7 am. “It’s lonely and it’s marvellous” she says. Personally, I’ve done the most important work of my career in hotel rooms from Buenos Aires to Auckland. And on airplanes (the longer the flight the more I get done).
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Loved his coffee and measured out his beans with meticulous love and care: 60 beans per cup. Many elite performers use this drink as a productivity tool. But please do so in moderation: Balzac drank 50 cups a day. Sadly, he died from a heart attack at 51.
Mick Jagger: Exercises 6 days a week and includes ballet, pilates and yoga in his regimen. Sir Mick clearly gets that fitness rewires the brain to fight fear, reduces the stress response and multiplies stamina.
Stephen King: Writes every single day of the year and does not get up from the pursuit of his craft until his daily quota of two thousand words has been met.
Now ask yourself how what habits will allow you to highly achieve?
Article Source: MMM email via former colleague
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