What Research Shows Us about Changing Habits

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Do you have some habits that you’d like to change?

A long time ago, Ray Kroc (former owner of the San Diego Padres and founder of McDonald’s) said, “When you’re green, your growing. When you’re ripe, you rot.”

In other words, living a successful life requires consistent improvement. While this is sometimes easy, often changing habits like the way you eat, or the amount of exercise you do or the way you save money can be a challenge.

You might be frustrated if you struggle with habit change. You might think, “I’ve tried so hard to change this habit, why do I keep falling back to my old one?”

If this is you don’t despair. Research has revealed some ways you can establish news, positive habits that you can pull up automatically. Continue reading

 

A Foolproof Guide to Healthy Eating

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Enjoy life more!

“Diets, like clothes, should be tailored to you.”Joan Rivers

The problem with diets is that nobody likes them. Most people (rightly) associate the word “diet” with starvation, pain and sacrifice.

Many people feel that the only way to maintain their desired results is to go to dieting extremes. But, as you’re about to learn, there are easier ways to eat healthy without dieting.

With this foolproof solution, you’ll realize that all it takes is mental fortitude. Instead of dieting you’ll adopt a healthy weight management mindset that will become your way of life and provide you with lifelong benefits.

Here’s a guide to healthy eating that will keep you on the path to your healthy weight goals: Continue reading

 

7 Steps You Can Use to Motivate Yourself to Get More Out of Life

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Is it challenging to motivate yourself?

“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” – Henry Ford

Do you find it hard to “get motivated” about some things in your life? Whether it’s looking for a new job or losing a little weight or just taking out the trash, “getting motivated” can sometimes be a real challenge.

You probably don’t need to motivate yourself to go to work or brush your teeth or take a bath. You do these things because they have to be done. This type of motivation is known as negative motivation because not doing them will have negative results. Continue reading

 

Harnessing the Power of Questions

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Are you harnessing the power of questions?

We are questioning machines. From the time you get up until the time you go to bed at you are asking questions.

“Where is my report?” “What am I doing for diner?” “What is our next step?” These are the types of questions we ask all day long.

Empowering vs. Disempowering Questions Continue reading

 

Five Easy Steps for Developing Good Habits

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How can you develop good habits?

“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”Lao Tzu

Do you have some behaviors you would like to change? For example do you smoke, overeat, procrastinate or stress out over everything?

You are doing these things because you have trained yourself to do them. You are doing them as a habit.

A habit is no more than a cue that makes you run an automatic routine that gives you a reward of some kind. Continue reading

 

Tips for Putting the Law of Attraction to Work in Your Life

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Do you know how to use ‘The Secret’?

“Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.”Jack Canfield

Have you read the book ‘The Secret’ or seen the movie? In it, its author, Rhonda Bryne, brings a number of Law of Attraction experts together to explain how to use ‘The Secret’ in your life.

I know many people who have either read the book or seen the movie (or both) but complain that even though they’ve tried to incorporate the tips into their lives, they’ve failed. Maybe you’ve had a similar experience.

If you have tried to incorporate ‘The Secret’ into your life but haven’t been successful you can change that. There are some simple things you can do to put the law of attraction to work for you. Continue reading

 

How to Motivate Yourself

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How do you motivate yourself ?

“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”John Wooden

People sometimes come to my office and tell me “I just can’t get motivated,” as if they had no control over their motivation. But, just like I explain to my clients, in order to accomplish your dreams you need to figure out what motivates you.

Understanding your own motivation is a key to your success. Then, when times get tough you can draw the energy you need to keep you going, no matter how tough things might seem.

4 Steps to Uncover Your Internal Motivation: Continue reading

 

How to Find Happiness in an Hour or Less

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do you want to be happier?

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”Mahatma Gandhi

Do you want to be happier? Do you want to know how to find happiness?

Neuro Linguistic Programming teaches that you get what you focus on. Focusing on what you want will get you the results you desire. Continue reading

 

Can You Quit Smoking Using Willpower Alone?

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Why don’t you quit smoking?

You go to your doctor for your annual check up. She asks, “Do you smoke?”

You answer, “Yes, just like I told you last year.”

“You need to quit smoking”, she tells you again, for the tenth time in ten years.

“How?” you ask.

“Just quit,” she replies.

You mumble, “I’ll try,” all the while thinking, “Wouldn’t it be great if it were that easy?”

It really isn’t that easy, is it? Continue reading

 

Blast Your Way through any Barrier with Positive Self Talk

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You can change your life with positive self talk

How you feel about yourself – your self esteem – can vary dramatically at any one time. If you aren’t careful, input from your boss, the traffic, or a harmless comment from a co-worker can cause your self esteem to plummet, putting seemingly gigantic sized barriers in your way.

In order to make the most out of each day you need to have a way to control how you feel about yourself at any instance in time. You can do this using a simple Neuro Linguistic Programming technique known as positive self talk.

Neuro Linguistic Programming is simply a technology that uses your language and physiology to help you shift how you feel about what’s going on in your world at any one time. This can make a huge difference in the results you achieve. Continue reading