Fresh Starts

#freshstaert

You can have a fresh start every day.

Last January 2017 (in NZ) I participated in #Love Your Life in 30 Days” with Mike Dooley of TUT fame.

I never finished all 30 day but my insight from the process is to confirm how blessed and fortunate I am. This does not mean a perfect life but a life that is good and this year has some wonderful prospects. Eight months into the year, many things, both good and bad, have happened but we are still blessed, happy and relatively healthy/

What is a fresh start and how does it relate to success thieves?

When you decide that you want to do something, think something or simply act differently, you have a fresh start.

Remind yourself when you doubt or question what you are doing that you are making a fresh start because TODAY is your day.

Fresh Starts Require Fresh ThinkingBeing Aware is Key to stopping success thieves. http://www.successthieves.net

And to think fresh you need to stay aware of what you are thinking, doing and saying.

If you slip and move into regret or old patterns, then simply acknowledge that emotion and thoughts and move to the new patterns and restart the process.

The most wonderful thing about fresh starts is there is NO LIMIT on how many times you can start again.

When you notice patterns or old habits returning, accept them and then challenge them Habits like eating patterns, especially for those hoping to affect their weight (either up or down). New study habits, new relationships or new career moves or even stopping smoking, drinking or drug use only requires doing it one second/minute/hour/day at a time.

Appreciate the progress you are making and get support and help when you feel overwhelmed.

And perhaps one of the best things you can do to have a really good fresh start is limit your social media activities as well as your input from news and gossip.

Your fresh start is independent of whatever is happening in the world outside of your immediate environment.

Yes, you need to know if a storm is coming, a fire or other danger that requires you to take action to stay safe. You control your actions, your thoughts and your reactions. And that means you are able to continuously fresh start.

Fresh starts are about you. Choose what you want and go for it.

Remember that what stops you from making that fresh start often has one of two causes:

  • Lack of imagination. The reluctance to find a solution or change what is or even to ask for help.
  • Commitment to start something new. Commitment to overcome the fear of change.

Where do you want the fresh start to take you to? Once you know that you just have to figure out the route and the constraints and then adapt and adjust and KEEP MOVING.

And remember that there are many coaches, mentors and advisors out there who have overcome similar challenges by making continuous fresh starts.

Find one!

Enjoy making your fresh start and remember to ask me if you believe I can help you move forward.

To you being your glorious purposeful self

#robertabudvietas

Your Mind: Open or Closed, Mindful

#mindfulness

And what does an open mind or a closed mind look like and why does it matter? What is this concept called mindfulness and how does that relate to open or closed minds?

An Open Mind

What is an open mind? Is it a mind that will look at all possibilities or is it a mind that will consider different opinions and is willing to change if something fits the person’s purpose better.

A  Closed Mind

Is a closed mind one that receives no additional information and the person is so focused on their own purpose that there is no room for any alternative considerations?

Mindfulness

Could mindfulness really mean that the mind is so full that it has no ability to receive new information?

What is the state of mind that really matters?
  • A mind that is aware – aware of what is happening internally and externally.
  • A mind that acknowledges other people and their similarities and their differences.
  • A mind that accepts other ideas, people, opinions and thoughts. Acceptance does not mean agreement, it simply means that there is a different way of thinking but the question is how does that different way fit the purpose of the person being aware of that difference?
  • A mind that appreciates that there are other opinions and ideas. A mind that realises learning and development truly happens when difference occurs and the person can grow.
  • A mind that listens, responds and takes action that corresponds to the purpose of the person taking the action.

The saddest occurrence today is people who feel hopeless because they are unable to live their purpose and feel that they have no control of what will happen to them.

Your mind is a resource. It helps you make decisions. It helps you be aware of your needs. It helps you respond to the needs of others especially those you love, work with and care about.

Your mind needs to be fed. Fed new ideas, new thoughts and new challenges.

A mind that is never challenged stagnates and that seems to lead to some very dire conditions.

My belief: to be healthy and feel alive and useful, you need to keep your mind active and aware. You need to consider all information but not get hung up on it. You need to live your purpose.

Purposeful Living gives you control when everything else seems beyond your control. Purposeful living weighs up possibilities and makes choices based on essential needs.

So keep your mind slightly open but close it when you see that what is being offered takes you off purpose. Be aware, mindful, of what is happening but please refuse to constantly accept that other’s know what is best for you.

Stand tall and proud.

You are the perfect you. Never let anyone steal that from you.

Live, love and laugh often

http://www.successthieves.net; #mentor
Word Mentalist

 

 

Finding What Your Success is

Over the last forty years I have been studying success and all of the different meanings and measures.

Success Magazine is a wonderful resources. Many of their resources date back to the start of last century. Others are more recent but one common theme – you need to decide what success looks like for you.

Other Resources and Authors

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon HIll

University of Success or any other book by Og Mandino

Rich Dad Poor Dad and any other material by Robert Kiyosaki and the team

A Course in Miracles

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

The secret is to find the book, expert, author, coach that is right for you RIGHT NOW!

Oh and let’s not forget; Who Stole My Success? by Moi. If you comment on your route to success below, I will send you a free copy of the book as a thank you.

Use Affirmations

Personal, Present, Positive ones like

  • “I am the greatest” Mohammed Ali
  • “I am an optimist. It does not seem to be much use being anything else.” Winston Churchill
  • “I am a product of my decisions” Stephen Covey
  • “I am unlimited in my wealth. All areas of my life are abundant and fulfilling.” Louise Hay
  • I am blessed with an incredible family and wonderful friends.
  • “Every decision I make is the right one for me” Louise Hay

Get a Positive reinforcement into your inbox every daywhat is success, #success http://successthieves.net/finding-what-your-success-is/

Subscribe to Hay House as well as Success Magazine.

AND NEVER let anyone chose how you feel about your success.

  • Keep your Hope alive.
  • Keep your Faith in you.
  • Keep your friends close to you.
  • Let go of the idiots who need to bring you down for them to feel good.
  • And remember

What is your success? # success http://successthieves.net/finding-what-your-success-is/GOD Created YOU and GOD does not make mistakes.

Success is yours when you believe that you are successful, amazing and awesome.

You are fulfilling a purpose so move your life forward and live the wonderous YOU.

Live your Success

I believe in you even if I don’t know you yet. I am here to support you on your journey to live your purpose and enjoy the success that comes from Purposeful Living. Like the Purposeful Living Paradigm page to continue to experience more fun, funds and fitness.

Love always

http://www.successthieves.net; #mentor
Word Mentalist

Why does a Village Matter?

Remember when we shared village principals…

  • children played on the street and everyone watched out for them?
  • the elderly were visited by their neighbours on a regular basis?
  • We were connected on an eye-ball to eye-ball level rather than electronically.
  • We noticed when someone was at a neighbour’s window.
  • We asked strangers if we could help them.
  • We smiled at everyone.
  • We talked to people in shops and had a relationship with the butcher, the baker and the pharmacist. The staff knew who we were and what we were looking for and when we would shop.

But that has changed and with the change we seem to have had an increase in isolation, depression, stress, suicide, health issues and a general breakdown of relationships.

An Alternative: Cohousing

Here is a Ted talk on cohousing 

Thriving depends on connection. You really achieve very little on your own and since we rarely pat ourselves on our own backs, who else will support us and cheer us on?

We are all here on this earth on purpose. We all belong here. We all exist to help and serve others so let’s think about how we live.

Fear dies when we stop feeling isolated. Remember how it feels to be loved. To be cared for and nurtured. We need more of that feeling not less. We need that feeling at all ages.

Success is not about having powerful jobs, lots of money and lots of power. Look at people you admire and study their careers. How many destroy what is good when they get power?

How many burn out quickly when they are on the top of their “game/career’? Alcohol, drugs grab hold because people need something to make them feel better or to calm then down.

Let’s talk more about cohabiting. Talk about community not in what can you do for me or for the less fortunate but what can we do for each other. How do we stop the insanity?

Do we tell governments, politicians and despots/dictators to take a hike and instead of waiting for someone else to fix the problem around us, we do it ourselves.

We go out and patch the road, feed the hungry and house the homeless. We acknowledge that everyone has a value and we accept and appreciate what everyone can contribute. We feed the hungry and they help us with the garden or the housework. Not charity but sharing and helping. Walking together. Reading together. Laughing together. Sharing heartaches and joys. We help others to learn by sharing our stories and experiences especially those about caring for others.

I believe that cohabiting is the future for every apartment building and gated community and suburb but …we need to change our attitude and stop fearing that we will lose something precious. There is only one thing precious.

LIFE

And life is precious because it is about love, interconnectivity, faith and expressing those things. 

What do you really want in your LIFE? What do you have in your life that you value that keeps you on living your purpose.

Let us create  villages. The concept is growing geographically but now it needs to grow emotionally and connectivity wise. It will take a change in thinking, attitude and it will push boundaries.

Let us all care more.

With love and best wishes

http://www.successthieves.net; #mentor
Word Mentalist