Things You Need To Know About Mind Power

A favourite book of mine “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind” by Dr Joseph Murphy, explains clearly how we can access our mind-power to achieve our greatest dreams; cure bad habits, like alcoholism, smoking, overeating, etc. How to overcome fears and improve poor health. In fact he cures his own malignant growth using mind-power.

He explains how by trusting in the infinite intelligence which we all have access to, we can, without effort and will power change our lives. some people choose to associate this power with religious sources others consider it part of nature, but like electricity it is available to tap into when you know how. We are all familiar with nature healing a simple cut, this same power can be magnified if you learn how.

He quotes instances of well-known figures who have tapped this incredible source; people like Shakespeare, Enid Blyton, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Mark Twain whom all relied on mind power to assist them. Also composers, artists, scientist and healers, plus many more.

If you would like to learn more you too can change your life, free yourself from illness, fear, bad habits or failure. This could be the start of a new beginning for you. Learn how to tap into this wonderful source that lets you create your dreams without the effort of willpower.

Change your beliefs and change your life. The book explains simply how we create our own failures and successes without us realizing we are doing it. change all this by taking control of your thoughts, and directing then where you wish your life to take you. Grow good productive thoughts like seeds in a garden, don’t allow weeds, (negative thoughts) to grow out of control and spoil your life.

It is an easy book to read you could complete it on a lazy Sunday, or work through it chapter by chapter. I have read it many times and on each readings I notice further points I have missed before. It gives me renewed energy to put more lessons into practice. I can say over the years it has been an influence to my positive spirit and has helped me achieve many successes.

It gave me confidence to pass exams usually taken over a year, in a mere 5 months and get a place on a teacher training program, which I completed, travelling 70 miles a day whilst bringing up 3 children single-handed. It has since influenced me in building an online business, and I am planning to publish a book in the near future.

So whatever your dreams take control of your life and learn how your subconscious can assist you.

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Let your mind-power give you confidence to follow your dreams.

 

When You Need To Read A Book

There are a number of books that accumulatively have changed my life, together with life’s experiences. Sometimes a particular book will provide an answer or training in a specific area; sometimes it is an on-going growth sequence. There are times when a suitable book can be a great inspiration or comfort and help to drive you forward. Here you will find a brief description of books that have had an impact on me, are they books you have read or would they help you?

Years ago there were a few books that were instrumental in my sales success:

“The One Minute Sales Person” by Spencer Johnson and Larry Wilson, they also wrote “The One Minute Manager” Their message was – Give people what they want and you will get what you want.

Tom Hopkins, “How to Master the Art of Selling”, and “The Official Guide to Success” was also a favourite. At the age of 21 he made his first million in sales – I can’t say I achieved that but it is an informative book!

A book perhaps everyone could benefit from is “How to Get Your Point Across in 30 seconds or Less, by Milo Frank.

On a personal development level, “Awaken the Giant Within” by Anthony Robbins, teaches you how to take control of your life mentally emotionally physically and financially.

“Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway” by Susanne Jeffers, offers suggestions for overcoming fear and procrastination.

“Do It! A guide to Living Your Dreams” by John Rodgers and Peter McWilliams, takes you from where you are now to what you want to achieve in your life through 6 stages and in great detail.

If You need help in believing you can, read “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind” by Joseph Murphy. He also cured himself of a life threatening illness, a truly inspiring, confidence building book.

“Creative Visualization” by Ronald Shone will teach you how to visualise your goals to reach them faster, I have used visualisation for years in achieving goals, and recently discovered how well this book illustrates the use of visualisation, (once I got through the first few pages).

If you are looking for an inspirational story “Ask for the Moon and Get It” by Percy Ross; through his efforts he became a philanthropist and gave away money and gifts for the rest of his life. If you want to look up his further details of his life Google his name, he gave away all his money before he died, (not too long ago) plus hundreds of bicycles to needy children because as a boy he had longed for a bike.

There are inspiring classics that still carry a powerful message like Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich” and “Keys to Success” and I’m sure I could name many more I have enjoyed and found helpful.

I will just mention a couple more “Thank God It’s Monday” by Charles Cameron and Suzanne Elusorr. A book with great messages if you find yourself in work you hate. It offers advice to make your job more tolerable whilst you find a job or career that suits you. Plus a book I have recently found helpful in building my current online business “99 Ways to Flood Your Website With Traffic” by Mick Macro.

So whatever your needs are at the moment there a millions of books out there that could help or stimulate you. Maybe you feel you are in a rut and need a new hobby or career, whatever your need I wish you well and hope I have shared some reading that will interest you.

 

How To Raise the Happiness Bar

Heightening Your Happiness is a new book by Karen Degen that builds on many positive thinking techniques that have come before it, but it stands out because Karen puts her own spin on how to achieve happiness and she offers practical techniques to make that happen. She teaches her readers, no matter what their situations, how to determine and get rid of the obstacles that are holding them back in life, even if they don’t realize what those obstacles are. Sharing examples from her personal life, from those nagging fears and the mind chatter we all have to a major tragedy she experienced, Karen takes readers through a series of practices that will have them finding new joy and meaning in life, and most of all, a renewed sense of happiness.

While I don’t have room to discuss all the points in this book that Karen makes, for me, her discussion on stress was the most helpful. Karen begins by explaining what stress is and how our bodies can’t differentiate between the stress of a being attacked by a lion or having to meet a deadline at work. It just knows stressed or relaxed. She then makes a point that hit home for me: “The main difference between happy people and not so happy people is that happy people do less and, therefore, have less stress. Happy people simplify their lives.” Karen then gives us multiple tips about how to do less and how to create time for ourselves. She asks us to look deep into our beliefs that we’ve been carrying around that make us try to do too much, such as “It’s up to me to look after my family.” She explores the roles we take on as children, perhaps as the eldest child who has to help mom, or the “good child” who behaves because a sibling is causing mom and dad emotional pain. While those roles may have served us in the past, now they are hurting us so we need to let go of them.

Many of us do too much because we don’t know how to say, “No.” We’ve all heard how we have to learn to say that magic word, but most of us don’t know how. Karen offers practical words and an effective technique we can use in difficult situations so we can quit agreeing to do what we don’t want to do. I found her examples helpful and I am slowly learning to adapt her “No” phrases as my own.

What Karen’s ideas largely boil down to is changing the rules we’ve imposed on ourselves and are trying to impose on others. Too often, we get upset when people don’t play by our rules when they may not even know what they are, plus they probably have their own rules guiding them. Karen explains: “I think of each person as having an unwritten rule book in his or her head. This rule book has all of our needs, wants, and expectations in any given situation or relationship. The relationship may be a romantic one, a parent/child relationship, a friendship, a business relationship, or in fact, any person you interact with. The other person has a rule book in his or her head too. The problem is we often don’t communicate our needs, wants, and expectations to the other person. ‘I shouldn’t have to tell him’ I often hear from my clients. ‘It should be obvious.’ We just assume that other people’s rule books are the same as ours, but very often, they aren’t.” Karen then goes on to explain how we can learn to set boundaries, which includes communicating our rules and perhaps negotiating them with others to come to a mutual understanding. I know from personal experience that setting boundaries is vital to a person’s happiness so I highly recommend her advice here.

I’ll admit I’ve read a lot of self-help books, but if nothing else, two very short sentences in this book had a profound impact on me. The first is my favorite line in the book: “feel the guilt and do it anyway.” I absolutely love that sentence because it gives me permission to do what I want to do. I’ve often tried to learn how not to feel guilty about things, but now I feel freed from even trying not to feel guilty.

The other powerful sentence I found relates to when Karen describes how she can let her fears get the worst of her until she’s convinced her husband who may just be late coming home is experiencing a terrible death or disaster. We all have unreasonable fears that we allow to transform themselves into the worst scenarios. We also know that fear is usually unreal. The way Karen handles this is not just to notice what her brain is doing, but flippantly to say, “I knew it was just my brain doing what brains do.” She goes on to compare this situation to the fable of Chicken Little shouting that the sky is falling because an acorn fell on her head. We wouldn’t listen to a dumb chicken so why listen to our brain when it’s acting dumb? From now on, I’ll just ignore my brain when it goes into crazy worry mode.

 

Tips To Get The Point During Reading

Why is that important you might ask, well if your message is clear and to the point your recipient will know exactly what you are talking about. In business clear messages save time and misunderstandings and this is equally important in every-day life. The conversations do not need to be terse of formal just clear and to the point.

Once you have mastered the techniques you will have learned to focus your thinking, speaking and writing. Your conversations won’t wander aimlessly up a blind alley. You will become more logical and easier to listen to, the result a better success rate in your endeavour.

30 seconds is probably the amount of time a person can concentrate, so to catch their attention and get your message across aim to do it in 30 seconds. If you consider adverts on TV they are condensed into bites of around 30 seconds. Why, because it has been found the most successful amount of time for people to absorb the content.

“The little book How to Get your Point across in 30 seconds” by Milo O Frank gives you all the pointers necessary to improve your communication skills. It covers areas like knowing your single objective not complicating matters by having several agendas in one conversation. Talking to the right person, finding the best approach, having a hook to capture attention and using humour. How to develop your subject by painting a picture verbally and of course clearly asking for the result you require.

All through this little book the author has laid out a clear progression for improving your techniques and not being afraid to ask for what you want to achieve. Another book “Ask for the Moon and Get It!” Percy Ross also states in order to succeed, ask for what you want and keep asking.

So in business as in everything else the answer is to know what you want, be specific, clear and concise. This doesn’t mean you can’t be friendly, but be memorable by painting a picture, have a hook to capture attention and finish by asking clearly for your objective. All this should be confined to a 30 second sound bite. Develop this skill and you should find doors open for you and your progress being made.

 

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Personal Experience With Epilepsy

The Author.

“Steven Schachter is Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School; Chief Academic Officer and Director of NeuroTechnology for the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology, Boston; and Senior Neurologist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.

Dr. Schachter is Co-Chair of the ILAE Therapeutics Strategies Commission and serves on the ILAE Global Campaign Task Force. He is Past President of the American Epilepsy Society, past Chair of the Professional Advisory Board of the Epilepsy Foundation and a member of the Epilepsy Foundation Board of Directors.

He has directed over 70 research projects involving antiepileptic therapies, and published over 200 articles and chapters. He compiled the 6-volume Brainstorms series, which has been distributed to over 150,000 patients and families worldwide, and edited or written 23 other books on epilepsy and behavior. Dr. Schachter is the founding editor and editor-in- chief of Epilepsy & Behavior. ”

What a Godsend for all people who have, or are involved with epilepsy and seizures, that Schachter, sometimes with co-authors, with this amazing professional reputation and career, has had the insight and afforded the time to publish this Brainstorms Series of 6 books on epilepsy and seizures.

Each book in the Brainstorms Series each begins with the guidance of a brief introduction to epilepsy, written in simple, easily understood layman’s terms, but it is the heartrending personal stories in each book which have such enormous universal appeal – different people’s personal experiences and descriptions of seizures and epilepsy, across the globe – infants, young children, teenagers, parents, women, family, carers, teachers, work colleagues, professionals and so on.

The scope of these stories is enormous, covering innumerable classifications of seizures and epilepsy, written from the heart, bridging all ages, religions and cultures, while revealing the apprehension, heartache, grief and life changes, loss of lifetime dreams and expectations, that people with epilepsy must face and address… grapple with, and admirably, it seems, with so much determination, courage, as well as support and unconditional love from those around them.

As the saying goes, ” A problem shared is a problem halved “, and by absorbing these stories written in the first person, the reader feels much support and comfort, simply from the confirmation and realization that they are NOT alone in the world, and that others share and confront their same difficulty. Readers can identify their symptoms and circumstances with others, absorb support, helping put their own lives into context, often giving some peace of mind, and these factors alone often help resolve stress (a trigger in itself).

Following are brief summaries of each book and it’s relevance to a specific group of people who have epilepsy and seizures or are closely involved with the care of such.

• The Brainstorms Family: Epilepsy on Our Terms. These stories are so engaging. Heartfelt and inspiring, they are written by children, their parents and other family members, describing reactions and emotions from the time of initial diagnosis and how it affects the whole family – coping with the seizures, sharing the information with close family, teachers, school friends etc, adjusting to medications and other new routines resulting from the diagnosis.

Two inclusions in this series are:

. the glossary of terms – invaluable for those on the steep learning curve after diagnosis, and
. a straight forward, easily understood comprehensive guide for those in the lives of the children

• Brainstorms: Epilepsy in Our Words: Personal Accounts of Living With Seizures.

In 68 stories from across the globe, people describe a wide range of different seizures, their individual experiences of seizures and epilepsy – their fear and confusion at the first diagnosis, the before and after of seizures, how epilepsy affects their lives, their work, their families and their confidence as well as the constant apprehension of not being able to predict their seizures.

• The Brainstorms Woman: Epilepsy in Our Lives.

Women of all ages and nationalities share their personal real-life accounts of how epilepsy affects their lives, their menstrual cycle, their roles as wife, mother or work colleague, their sexuality and life in general. Interestingly, they repeatedly speak of the “peace of mind” experiences having shared these stories which have helped put their own personal situations into context.

• The Brainstorms Healer: Epilepsy in Our Experience.

These are stories written by Health Care Professionals around the world – doctors, nurses, technicians, social workers, etc as Care Providers of people of all ages who have seizures and epilepsy. Their recollections describe the challenges and rewards experienced in their various roles.

• The Brainstorms Companion: Epilepsy in Our View.

This small book is compiled of stories from friends and families of people w ho have seizures. Dr Schachter highlights the importance of the observations of witnesses to seizures from both a medical and personal point of view. Medically, accurate and detailed observations greatly support accurate diagnosis, and treatment. Schachter encourages friends and family to record their emotions, observations, feelings and worries so that patients themselves have a clearer understanding of the condition, and more readily come to accept their circumstances.

• The Brainstorms Village: Epilepsy in Our World.

The causes of epilepsy over past centuries was often subject to the traditions and beliefs of a particular culture and was for example cited as being a type of witchcraft, a punishment for sin, a disease of the brain, and contagious. Current data from anthropological and biomedical studies can indicate just how much the understanding of epilepsy has progressed… symptoms, diagnosis, classifications, treatments. In the letters and personal stories received from 21 countries around the world, common responses the condition of epilepsy abound. They cross the boundaries of ethnicity, religion, sex or age. They refer to the same loss of expectations in life, social, educational and occupational limitations, emotional impact on friends and family, the fear of unpredictable seizures, the lack of community understanding, yet above all and through adversity, there is the persistent characteristic of inner strength, hope and determination to maximize their own goals.

 

When You Need To Changes Your Lifestyle

The “Gene Therapy Plan: Taking Control of Your Genetic Destiny with Diet and Lifestyle” by Dr. Michael L. Gaynor, M.D., is an excellent book that suggests not only how to stay healthy but what alternate plans to consider when you are sick and are not responding to your prescribed treatment.

The introduction to his book is written by Dr. Oz who has sent many of his patients to Dr. Gaynor for treatment as has many other physicians when their treatment plan is not working.

Dr. Gaynor, takes an integrative approach to medicine and offers very good advice on foods, drinks and natural substances to take advantage of to remain healthy, such as olive oil, coconut milk and oils, green tea, chamomile tea, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, juicing, etc.

But his plan goes far beyond eating foods that are healthy but seeks to harness the power hidden in foods to change our genetic predisposition for disease. In this approach Dr. Gaynor draws heavily on a branch of study known as ecogenetics.

Dr. Gaynor, discusses in terms we can understands how ecogenetic food changes our genetic blueprint and provides scientific data to support alternative therapies and age-old practices, The key approach is to use identified nutrients to combat disease and promote good health. That approach is called “nutrigenetics: and is the core principle of the Gene Therapy Plan.

The “Gene Therapy Plan” is designed to help you resist cancer, heart disease and diabetes, maintain a healthy weight, reverse low immunity, softening the effects of aging, remove toxins from the body, and to promote energy.

Dr. Gaynor has a lot of fascinating things to say about obesity, heart disease, cancer, diabetes and aging in Part I. Then in Part II the author presents sample meal plans, recipes, and how to make several juices, smoothies and snacks. The recipes are very good; I’ve tried some and look forward to trying many more.

I’ve made some changes in my life as a result of reading this book. I am now substituting coconut milk for my flavored coffee cream, have returned to drinking green tea and having switched to orange and orange and lemon-flavored teas, and make sure broccoli and Brussels sprouts are included in my weekly meals. This book is certainly worth reading; it will provide lots of new insights and motivation to make changes for a more healthy life.

 

When Football Meet Finance

What do you think would happen if most people spent as much time planning their retirement and investments each year as they spend watching football? I suspect we would all have a lot more money, be better prepared for retirement, and maybe even be able to afford tickets to the Super Bowl every year.

Steve Roberts, with nearly twenty years of experience in the financial industry, knows that most people – including himself – would rather play or watch football than the stock market. After all, Steve himself was a three – sport letterman in high school, lettering in football, basketball, and baseball. He was a member of Ricks Junior College football team, and today he coaches youth football. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t value financial planning and realize its importance. What it does mean is he had the brilliant idea to write a book about financial planning using football metaphors to make the topic not only more interesting but easier to understand for his many readers.

Steve breaks down his new book, “Football Financial Planning,” into three sections: Defense; Offense; and Coaches, Special Teams, and Systems. Then in each section, he discusses a valuable asset for your retirement or investing portfolio, and he compares that investment to a player in football. For example, he compares auto insurance to a defensive tackle and universal life insurance to an outside linebacker – these are players on your defense because you need them to protect your assets. Players on your offense include the center (your checking account), a right tackle (fixed annuity), and a tight end (bonds). Steve realizes that you may not always need every player on your team, but he walks you through the benefits as well as disadvantages of each player so you can decide whom you do want on your team and how you can use those players to create the best possible game plan for yourself.

I’ve read several financial planning books in the past, and they all are helpful in various ways. What makes Football Financial Planning stand out is not only that the football metaphor is fun, but that the way Steve breaks down the team makes each player or financial tool very easy to understand; because each player/investment product is a chapter by itself, the book is also accessible for referring back to and finding specific items later.

Steve makes the discussion easy to follow, and he really made me think about the different financial options out there and why certain ones would be great assets to have on my team while others would not. In the end, he reminds us that each of us is the team owner and even the quarterback of our own team, so we have to make the decisions on the plays.

As an added bonus, Steve provides play charts for avid football fans so they can see how their financial offense or defense adds up. At the end of each chapter, he also provides a short chart or worksheet for the reader to fill out, asking questions about things such as insurance deductibles, projected cash value, or income so people can write all their information down and keep it in one easy to find and remember location, as well as evaluate the different possibilities that exist for their financial game plan.

In the end, Steve’s entire system boils down to determining what system or philosophy works best for you because no one team will work for everyone. Steve highlights this point with the following story:

“To win a game (score big in your investments), it is very important to have a system (philosophy) that matches your quarterback’s abilities and talents. One university that has produced many great college quarterbacks is Brigham Young University (BYU); however, not all of BYU’s great quarterbacks have had success in the NFL. I once heard BYU’s former coach, Lavell Edwards, say that he believes Marc Wilson, one of his great quarterbacks, would have been more successful in the NFL if he had played in a different system. The point here is you need to make sure the system and philosophy your coaches implement matches your needs and abilities. There are systems out there that others are pushing and selling that work for most people, and they may work for you, but they may not be the best fit for you. Some examples of systems that people may be pushing are to buy an outside linebacker term life insurance and invest the rest in mutual fund running backs. This person’s system may also include telling you never to buy a variable annuity. Every person’s situation is different, so everyone else’s team may look a little different than yours; the important thing is to find the system and coaches that work for you.”

Whether you love football or you just want to get clear about your financial situation and be prepared to score a touchdown to win the game when it’s time to retire, Football Financial Planning can give you the tools you need now to create the investing system that works for you. Then, when the game is over, you will have a great nest egg to last you for the rest of your life.