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September 18, 2007
Power Tips newsletter, September Issue
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One Minute Tip:
What are your influences in life?
“The price of greatness is responsibility,” wrote Winston Churchill. Are you willing to take the responsibility once you attain the success you desire?
“The deepest personal defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become,” wrote Ashley Montague. And the greatest tragedy is to become less than your full potential, using less than the abilities you have to work with.
Are you waiting for something to happen? Maybe you’re waiting for a job offer, or a promotion. Perhaps you’re waiting until you get good enough at a craft or skill. Or are you waiting for the inspiration of creativity to strike your life?
It is up to you to take the actions and be responsible for their consequences. “Our responsibility: every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty,” wrote John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
Inspire yourself. Read books that will spurn you to action; talk to people who have the vitality you admire. How would you like to lead your life? And make the changes necessary to be like that. “There is nothing permanent except change,” wrote Heraclitus. What changes do you want to make? What are you waiting for?
Surround yourself with people and books and activities and events that move you toward your ultimate goals. You probably won’t get there in a day, or even in a year, but it’s essential that you keep going.
So, here’s a key question, ”Where do you think you’re going in life?” Whatever your ultimate destination, whatever your dream, think about it all day long, every day, until one day you wake up to discover you’ve arrived.
If we should deal out justice only, in this world, who would escape? No, it is better to be generous and, in the end, more profitable, for it gains gratitude for us and love.
”Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.”
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Tips for your Happiness:
“How to stop the inner critic”
Copyright: Colin G Smith
Let’s face it, from time to time, most of us suffer from critical inner voices. The fact is we often use self talk throughout the day so wouldn’t it be great if we could learn a way to transform the annoying internal voices into something more effective.
One of the first useful things to keep in mind is that even if the voice has bad tonality and says caustic things to you, at some level it has something of value for you in mind.
The way you speak to yourself has been rehearsed and then become an automatic habit. This is good news because it suggests you can re-learn and create a more beneficial habit.
I’m guessing you’ve probably tried changing one of those voices by trying to talk to it. Maybe asking it to be a bit more patient or sternly telling it to shut the hell up! This can work but there is a more elegant way that gets better results more often.
If you were to think of one of your annoying internal voices now, just become aware of where it is located in space. You know, is it behind your head, to the left or to the right?
And just become aware of how it speaks to you. How does it sound? What are the qualities of the voice? Is it fast speech or slow? Is it a deep voice? How loud is it?
By becoming aware of these qualities you discover the structure. This is what holds the thought pattern together; the glue. The fun part comes next when we interrupt the pattern and sabotage it! Melting the glue in essence.
Have a go with the following quick little technique that utilises the Half Second Rule in order to get the change to stick.
: : Voice Recorder Rewind Button : :
1. Select one of those annoying internal voices one last time.
2. Now hear it play backwards like the rewind on a cassette.
3. Try it fast and try it slow. And then hear it backwards, really fast, in less than 1/2 a second. Do it three times.
4. Now replace that backwards voice with a new positive message with a nice, sexy, ‘bed room voice’ tonality.
Thought processes such as internal voices can be changed easily and quickly when we know how. By interrupting the pattern and changing the structure, our mind becomes able to access more resources, thereby making us feel better, allowing more behavioural choice.
Colin G Smith is a licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro- Linguistic Programming (NLP) and author of ‘The Half Second Rule: Your Master Key to Safe, Rapid & Effective Change’, his NEW Special Report that empowers the reader to quickly easily and safely make profound personal changes using the principles and techniques of the half-second rule. http://www.NLPToolBox.com
Tips for your Health:
FUN COMMANDMENT ONE:
Dont ever underestimate the power of a smile. Internally, it immediately sets good physiology into motion muscles relax, your immune system perks up and you feel a surge of energy.
Externally, others respond to your smile with encouragement and enthusiasm. As comedian Victor Borge once put it, A smile is the shortest distance between two people.
All of this takes place even if you dont feel like smiling. So force a smile on your face and keep it there. Just the muscular configuration will cause some changes in your favor. As they say in twelve-step recovery, it makes sense to fake it until you make it.
Or to paraphrase comedian George Burns, when it comes to smiling, Always be sincere, even if you have to fake it.
Try it right now. Oh, go ahead. Nobodys watching. Force a big smile on your face and hold it. Can you feel that subtle surge of energy and confidence inside? It never fails to materialize if you hold the smile long enough.
Here is an exercise that will help you follow this commandment. If you are willing to practice this protocol at least once a day, I guarantee you will find it easier to smile more often.
Thats because when you gently stretch your smile muscles, they become stronger and more available. Hence smiling takes less effort.
(CAUTION: THIS EXERCISE INVOLVES MILD EXERTION OF CERTAIN MUSCLE GROUPS. BE SURE TO CHECK WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE ATTEMPTING THESE MANEUVERS.)
(1) Raise your eyebrows as high as you can on your forehead. Try to touch your hairline with each eyebrow. Hold for a count of 10, then release.
(2) Close both eyes as tightly as you can without hurting yourself. You want to get your cheeks involved with this maneuver. Hold for a count of 10, then release.
(3) Try to touch your earlobes with the corners of your mouth. This should produce the biggest, broadest grin you can muster. Count to 10, then release.
(4) Now try to touch the corners of your mouth underneath your chin, producing a huge frown. Hold for 10, then release.
(5) Gently bring your chin down towards your chest, then look up at the ceiling, then slowly bring your chin back down to your chest. Look up and down in this fashion for six repetitions.
(6) Carefully touch your right ear to your right shoulder, then your left ear to your left shoulder, and gently stretch your neck from side to side six times. Try to bring your ears down to your shoulders, rather than raising your shoulders to meet your ears.
(7) Roll your shoulders in vertical circles, stretching your chest and the muscles between your shoulder blades, for a count of ten. This should feel like a mini-massage.
The first step in reclaiming the Fun Factor is remembering that we are indeed humor beings who are at our best only when we are having fun. Understanding the distinction between having fun and being funny, we need to ask ourselves frequently, Am I having fun? And if the answer is no, we must then be prepared to commit ourselves to having fun above everything else. When we do, we will discover that no matter how much fun we are having, we can always have a little bit more. In Emerils jargon, we can always turn it up another notch.
There are specific principles involved in getting more fun out of any experience. These principles work regardless of the circumstances. I have organized the principles into the Ten Commandments of Fun. If you practice these commandments and make habits of them, you will never be without a reliable way to tap into your humor nature for the energy you need to be maximally successful.
© The Laugh Doctor, Clifford Kuhn M.D.
You can get the rest of the Laugh Doctors ebook here: Fun Factor for your Health
Virus, not bacteria, responsible for sore throats
When adults complain about sore throat, doctors prescribe antibiotics, so says a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The study found that during a 10-year period doctors prescribed antibiotics for sore throat in 73 percent of the cases. Patients usually request antibiotics. But here are the facts:
* A virus, not bacteria, most likely caused your sore throat. Antibiotics are ineffective against viruses, so they probably didn’t cause your recovery.
* Taking antibiotics for viruses contributes to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a problem with potentially dire consequences to public health and your own health.
* Antibiotics are useful against strep throat, but the condition, which is easily identifiable, is responsible for only 5 to 17 percent of sore throats.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) was originally designed to reduce the psychotherapy process from months and years down to minutes and hours.
From there it was discovered that astonishing physical healings also occurred. Symptoms faded for everything from Migraine Headaches to Cancer.
Complete details are given on the EFT website at www.emofree.com It often works where nothing else will.
Tips for your Prosperity:
Remember the basics of effective listening
Everyone knows that listening to customers is important in developing a relationship. But how do you suppress the urge to talk? Consider this advice from experts quoted in Selling Power.
* Be patient. Make eye contact, and take brief notes of key points.
* Offer verbal and nonverbal encouragement with facial expressions, mm-hmms and head nodding. Allow for periods of silence, and let customers speak for as long as they want.
* Listen carefully to discover underlying issues. Focus on customer needs, not on your product. Don’t interrupt or distract.
* Ask questions at the end. Assume you haven’t understood everything.
* Don’t make assumptions, jump to conclusions, or finish clients’ sentences.
31 USEFUL TIPS TO REDUCE BIG TELEPHONE BILLS……
1. If the message isn’t urgent, send a letter or postcard instead.
WORK TOWARDS YOUR GOAL
“To get profit without risk, experience without danger, and reward without work, is as impossible as it is to live without being born,” wrote A.P. Gouthey. Every person who has attained something worthwhile has worked for that goal.
Cary Grant said, “I do believe that people can do practically anything they set out to do if they apply themselves diligently and learn.”
Which path is the right way towards your goal? Do you need more education? Do you need a few years experience in your field of business? Maybe you need a teacher or guide to help you practice.
“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached, as by the obstacles which are overcome while trying to succeed,” wrote Booker T. Washington.
What obstacles are in your way? Consider them as easy to pass through as hurdles are to a champion runner. Take each obstacle as a special challenge placed especially for you. Approach it with intelligence and courage, then learn what it has to teach.
“Success is a journey,” said Ben Sweetland, “not a destination.” For some, the process of attainment is the attainment itself. They move on, keep growing and expanding. There is no still water at the top.
“The message from the moon is that no problem need any longer be considered insoluble,” wrote Norman Cousins. And you can attain anything that seems impossible.
If you have a problem that needs to be solved, sit calmly and consider it with a clear mind. Observe all the consequences of the actions – both good and bad. Ponder the paths and actions and contemplate the core of the problem. The solution will appear.
“Ask and it shall be given you; seek and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you for everyone who asketh, receiveth. He that seeketh, findeth and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.”
Tap the inner self and encourage positive actions. With each outgoing breath, release the impossible; at each incoming breath, inhale the attainable. Demand the best of yourself, but don’t despair from an overused sense of perfection.
What can you learn? And who can teach you? Can you attend classes and seminars from universities near home? Check out books from the libraries and absorb the material. Find a master and become an apprentice.
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty,” said Henry Ford. “Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”
Never stop learning; never stop growing and expanding as a person and in your personal endeavor.
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Nominated as the world’s best short joke of the week. . . . . .
A 3-year-old boy examined his testicles while taking a bath.
I thought this batch of bumper “slickers” was too good to pass up.
A couple are political or a bit risqué, but I think you’ll enjoy them.
If You Can Read This, I’ve Lost My Trailer.
Horn Broken…Watch For Finger.
The Earth Is Full – Go Home.
I Have The Body Of A God – Buddha.
So Many Pedestrians – So Little Time.
Cleverly Disguised As A Responsible Adult.
If We Quit Voting, Will They All Go Away?
Eat Right, Exercise, Die Anyway.
Illiterate? Write For Help.
Honk If Anything Falls Off.
Cover Me, I’m Changing Lanes.
He Who Hesitates Not Only Is Lost,
I Refuse To Have A Battle Of Wits
You! Out Of The Gene Pool – Now!
I Do Whatever My Rice Krispies Tell Me To.
Fight Crime: Shoot Back!
(Seen Upside Down On A Jeep)
Guys: No Shirt, No Service
If Walking Is So Good For You, Why Does
Body By Nautilus; Brain By Mattel.
Boldly Going Nowhere.
Caution – Driver Legally Blonde.
Heart Attacks: God’s Revenge
Honk If You’ve Never Seen
How Many Roads Must A Man Travel Down
All Men Are Animals; Some Just Make Better Pets.
“Politicians And Diapers Should Be Changed Often
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