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What will your life be a collection of?

One of the best things I love about meeting people are the stories they have to tell and the fact that there is always a lesson to learn from their experiences.Whether that’s getting an insider tip from the taxi driver picking me up from a foreign airport on the best place to experience some local cuisine or hearing the inspiring journey of how someone built a small side project into a money-making passive income stream!The content of what many people tend to share with others however, often rev...
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When ‘thank you’ means so much

I remember years ago consciously starting to practise gratitude as part of my spiritual practise. Every morning and night – and then continuously throughout the day – I’d silently give thanks for things. My thank you list included all manner of things such as a safe home, the ability to buy food, a beautiful sunset, good health, etc, and I noticed three things: first, the more I gave thanks the more I found to be grateful for; second, I was feeling happier in myself, although nothing drastic had...
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What you learn by pushing your physical limits

I’ve a small confession to make.Running machines and I have never been the best of friends!In fact, I used to hate going on treadmills so much that even when they were free to use, I would wait to get on an alternative machine (say the rowing or cycle machines) to complete the cardio part of my workout.With that in mind, you can probably imagine how I felt when I first decided to sign myself up for a workout class at Barry’s Bootcamp.If you’ve never been to one of these classes before, half of a...
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The power of the subconscious mind

Last week as I was reading an article from Simon Alexander Ong one comment really struck a chord with me. Simon said: "Go for a real life vision board over one made of cut-out pictures. Test-drive a sports car, rent designer clothing or book a viewing at that beautiful 7-bedroom house in the country. Not only will this show you what's possible, but it will provide inspiration and focus for your subconscious."The focus for the subconscious is not to be underestimated. It is scientifically proven ...
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How doing this regularly can save you from the mundane

We all have our own specific routines for work and other habits that we do without having to think too much about them.What you do when you first wake up in the morning.How you commute to work. What you cook for dinner most days. What you do before going to bed. How you spend your Friday/Saturday evenings.While routine helps to bring structure to your day, you can inevitably get too comfortable with this way of living. You begin to feel secure with what you know and go out of...
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When you appreciate this, you begin truly living

After a somewhat busier week than usual, it’s been great to have some warmer weather here in London this weekend. It’s not quite the t-shirt and shorts kind of weather just yet, but the sort where you’re compelled to spend more time outdoors. And that’s exactly what Laurie and I did yesterday.We turned our smartphones to ‘flight mode’ and explored London like tourists. Our first stop was at an award winning restaurant based in Covent Garden for lunch; a place that I’ve wanted to eat at for some ...
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Face the fear

Ask people what's the opposite of love and most will respond 'hate', but to me it's fear. Fear leads to all manner of negative emotions, including hate. If love is a driving force for good in our lives then fear is a driving force for things that are not good, like not doing something that could change your life because you're fearful, and then living to regret it.As entrepreneurs we tend to love what we do and therefore we're more afraid of what would happen if we didn't pursue our entrepreneur...
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The 7 habits of highly happy people

Ever since I began working with people to help them achieve incredible success in their personal and professional lives, I’ve been experimenting with ways on how I could lead a happier and more fulfilling life.I’m not saying that we should be happy all the time and smiling until our cheeks ache, but by committing to the practice of some basic habits on a regular basis, we can be happy most of the time.The most important thing I’ve learnt is that happiness doesn’t come ready-made off a shelf, but...
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How questions create opportunities

The other day as I received an email invitation to take a quiz about entrepreneurship, and I accepted. The results claim I'm a 'highly sensitive entrepreneur'. By 'sensitive' they mean having an awareness of energy and being intuitive. We all have an awareness of energy and an intuition, it's just that some of us are more acutely aware and intuitive than others, either naturally so, or because we've worked to be more conscious of energy and develop our intuition, or both. As part of the process ...
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Think you’re not good enough in any way? Read this…

An interesting subject cropped up in a discussion on the ShapingTheOdds community the other day about self-limiting beliefs. It was after Rahfeal Gordon had posted one of his motivational videos, which was basically saying don't give in to self-limiting beliefs, remain focused, do something everyday that takes you closer to your dream and come up with a one-sentence personal statement that clearly summarises who and where you want to be.It got me thinking about self-limiting beliefs and the work...
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