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your Power Tips #012 for The Best Year of Your Life!
December 30, 2004
Power Tips self help personal development newsletter, Issue #012
This month we have everything you need to create for yourself the very best year of your life in 2005 .
One Minute Tip:
1. What is my highest priority right now?
“Life asks us to make measurable progress in reasonable time. That’s why they make those fourth grade chairs so small – so you won’t fit in them at age twenty-five!” Jim Rohn
“Nature tops the list of potent tranquilizers and stress reducers. The mere sound of moving water has been shown to lower blood pressure.”
“To become financially independent you must turn part of your income into capital; turn capital into enterprise; turn enterprise into profit; turn profit into investment; and turn investment into financial independence.” — Jim Rohn
Tips for your Happiness:
Attitude Is Everything by Jim Rohn
The process of human change begins within us. We all have tremendous potential. We all desire good results from our efforts. Most of us are willing to work hard and to pay the price that success and happiness demand.
Each of us has the ability to put our unique human potential into action and to acquire a desired result. But the one thing that determines the level of our potential, that produces the intensity of our activity, and that predicts the quality of the result we receive is our attitude.
Attitude determines how much of the future we are allowed to see. It decides the size of our dreams and influences our determination when we are faced with new challenges. No other person on earth has dominion over our attitude.
People can affect our attitude by teaching us poor thinking habits or unintentionally misinforming us or providing us with negative sources of influence, but no one can control our attitude unless we voluntarily surrender that control.
No one else “makes us angry.” We make ourselves angry when we surrender control of our attitude. What someone else may have done is irrelevant. We choose, not they. They merely put our attitude to a test. If we select a volatile attitude by becoming hostile, angry, jealous or suspicious, then we have failed the test. If we condemn ourselves by believing that we are unworthy, then again, we have failed the test.
If we care at all about ourselves, then we must accept full responsibility for our own feelings. We must learn to guard against those feelings that have the capacity to lead our attitude down the wrong path and to strengthen those feelings that can lead us confidently into a better future.
If we want to receive the rewards the future holds in trust for us, then we must exercise the most important choice given to us as members of the human race by maintaining total dominion over our attitude. Our attitude is an asset, a treasure of great value, which must be protected accordingly. Beware of the vandals and thieves among us who would injure our positive attitude or seek to steal it away.
Having the right attitude is one of the basics that success requires. The combination of a sound personal philosophy and a positive attitude about ourselves and the world around us gives us an inner strength and a firm resolve that influences all the other areas of our existence.
To Your Success,
Don’t let the learning from your own experiences take too long. If you have been doing it wrong for the last ten years, I would suggest that’s long enough!
Great Health, Wealth, Relationships and Overall Success!
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Tips for your Health:
Heart Help From Kiwi fruit:
Live a Longer and Healthier Life.
You should balance your activities with the proper amount of rest. Some of the leading experts in the field of aging now believe that regular exercise along with the proper amount of rest may actually add years to the life span. Results from a number of tests indicate that speed and muscular strength of many of the elderly can be extended.
Leading authorities agree that this new data is going to shatter many of the myths about aging and physical performance. The conclusion now is that the performance and ability of the elderly has long been underestimated. Diet, proper sleep and exercise along with rest and relaxation are all important factors in preserving our bodies.
Laughter is one of the best things for your mental and physical state. People are naturally attracted to someone who has a good sense of humor. You can develop a good outlook and a good sense of humor by associating with and surrounding yourself with pleasant happy people.
Recognize that stress is a killer. A life filled with stress can really wreck havoc on your body, causing a number of illnesses such as heart attacks, strokes, asthma, gastric problems, menstrual disorders, ulcerative colitis, angina, irritable colon, increased blood pressure, ulcers, headaches, etc.
There are different types of stress such as mental, emotional and physical. Emotional stress seems to take the greatest toll on everyone. All stress is not bad; in fact life would not be very interesting if it were not met with challenges.
However, too much stress, too often with no effective and appropriate outlet, does not allow the body and soul to recuperate. You might review a typical week to see if you can identify things that might be making you anxious or causing you stress. Once identified, stressors can be attacked and eliminated.
Are you a worrier? Chronic worriers don’t have more serious problems than others – they just think they do. Many worriers try to cope by trying not to think about their problems, but this just makes things worse. Doctors say that chronic worriers feel less anxious if they actually spend a half-hour a day thinking specifically about their problems.
Get plenty of exercise. People who are physically fit look good and feel good. A good exercise regimen will lengthen your life, improve your appearance, build self confidence and help delay the aging process.
Remember that you need to do something physical every day. If you don’t use your joints, quite simply they’ll tighten up with age to create the stooped, bent and worn out appearance we so often associate with old age.
Studies have shown that people with arthritis experience less pain if they continue to keep their joints flexible. As one gets older, the bones tend to get brittle which is why it is common for senior citizens to break bones and especially their hips when they fall.
Eating right, getting proper sleep and learning to relax are all very valuable in maintaining a healthy body and mind. And keep in mind that eating healthy foods and avoiding those high in fats, sodium and cholesterol will help decrease your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and associated problems.
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And if you are going on your annual New Year DIET .
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With just one simple change each week, you can win the weight-loss battle. ChangeOne is easy. It’s different. And thanks to the testing we’ve done, we know it works.
With ChangeOne, you don’t have to give up the foods you love. You don’t have to learn to like tofu. You don’t have to eat dry, tasteless snacks. And you don’t have to toss out everything in your fridge or pantry.
You just have to change one eating habit at a time, starting with breakfast. Then it’s on to lunch, snacks, dinner, and beyond as you watch the weight melt away. Simple. Smart. Sensible. We’ll guide you through it, step by step.
1. Make one change at a time. You can’t become a new person overnight — lasting change requires a measured approach.
2. The secret to weight loss is understanding portion sizes, not math.
3. All foods are allowed. Let your meals be a source of healthy pleasure and never skimp on flavor or delight.
4. Eating for a healthy weight is the same as eating for health. Think of ChangeOne as a way of life, and this will be the last time you have to lose weight.
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Tips for your Prosperity:
Making and Keeping New Year’s Resolutions
Self Help goal setting Happiness article:
In many ways, I believe that resolutions for the new year suffer from quite a bit of hype and a great deal of misunderstanding.
They seem to be throw-away promises to ourselves for many people, and it’s nothing for most people to resolve to eat fewer sweets during the year, break the resolution a week or two later, then forget that they ever made it.
We joke about how quickly we break our resolutions, completely ignoring the fact that we are, indeed, breaking a promise to ourselves when we do so.
Of course, if you don’t take the promise seriously when you first make it, there’s no real reason to continue to try to keep that promise. If it’s done just for fun on the spur of the moment some New Year’s Eve, then why would you or should you expect yourself to hold to that promise for an entire year?
But there is another type of New Year’s Resolution, the kind that we definitely should pay close attention to and do our best to stick to.
These are the kinds of resolutions that come as the result of introspection and reflection, the result of deep thought concerning who we are as people and how that person compares to who we wish to be.
We all have certain character traits or habits that keep us from being that person we would be, and our resolutions can be a way to help us to break certain habits or slightly modify the ways we do certain things.
Maybe we can resolve to read books that will help us deal with our anger or depression or feelings of alienation. Perhaps we can even resolve to get counseling for certain things that we’ve been trying hard to deal with on our own, but haven’t been quite successful in doing so.
There are other resolutions, too, that deserve to be stuck to. We may resolve to write more letters to friends, and if we stick to that, more of our friends will know the pleasure of receiving a letter from us.
We may resolve to do more kind acts throughout the year, and again, others will benefit greatly from what we do. But how do we stick to these resolutions?
There are a few keys that can help us to make resolutions that are realistic and workable:
1. Be Specific. Instead of saying “I’m going to eat fewer sweets this year,” say “I’m going to limit myself to eight servings per week of foods that are sweets, especially candy bars, snack foods, and deserts.” Instead of “I’m going to lose weight this year,” “I’m going to lose a pound every two weeks” will be manageable and verifiable–plus, you’ll have lost 26 pounds over the next year if you stick to it.
If you say that you’re going to write more letters to friends you may or may not do so, but if you say that you’re going to write at least two letters a week to friends, you have a specific goal that you can measure and verify, and you’ll have written over 100 letters in 2001.
Make your resolutions quantifiable and verifiable.
2. Be Realistic. Don’t promise to lose ten pounds by February first if you can’t do it. Very few people can safely lose that much weight that quickly. Don’t promise to read a classic novel a day in the new year. Don’t promise to give 50% of your earnings to charity if you can’t afford it.
The more realistic you are, the more likely you’ll be to stick to your resolutions, and the more pride you’ll get out of having accomplished something valuable.
3. Be Others-focused. If all of your resolutions focus on yourself and what you want, you’ll be ignoring one of the great truths in life–we find happiness and self-satisfaction in doing things for others.
Do you want to be happier? Then don’t resolve to become happier–resolve instead to do a good deed every day for someone else, with no recognition or reward.
These can be simple deeds such as helping a stranger carry something from the store to his or her car, or donating a dollar when the person in front of you in the check-out line comes up 95 cents short. These things are simple, they don’t hurt us, and they do make us happier.
4. Remind Yourself Constantly. Write them down and post them where you’ll see them many times every day.
Remind yourself constantly that you have a goal or three this year, and that you’re working to reach those goals. Post them on the bathroom mirror, on the refrigerator door, on your car’s steering wheel. Remind yourself.
5. Limit the Number. Don’t make a hundred resolutions so that by the end of the year you’ll have two or three that you really did accomplish (“Look, I resolved not to throw any litter on the floor of the Taj Mahal this year, and I kept that one!).
Make two or three that are very special to you, and that you know will make you a fuller, happier person by year’s end if you stick to them. Then work to keep them.
Your resolutions are promises to yourself. Respect yourself–do your best to keep those promises. And if you break them, don’t give up–dedicate yourself anew to them in March or July. And remember as the year goes on that there’s nothing wrong with Easter resolutions or first-day-of-spring resolutions!
May you have a beautiful year full of love and peace and hope!
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Kick the Procrastination Habit
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self help article by Maria Gracia
I’ll get to it — when I get a chance.
You know what that means, don’t you? You’ll never get to it!
Here are 8 simple ways to kick the procrastination habit and start getting things done.
1. BREAK IT DOWN.
Don’t look at your goals as one big project.
Break them down into small parts.
Assign a specific deadline (date and time) to each part.
2. WRITE IT DOWN.
Make it official by writing your goals (mini and ultimate) on paper.
3. SHOUT IT OUT.
Tell people what your goals are.
Ask a friend or associate for some ongoing motivation.
Establish a regular time each day to work towards your goal.
5. ORGANIZED SURROUNDINGS.
Organize your environment, complete with the tools you need, so it is conducive to working efficiently.
6. VISIBLE GOALS.
Keep your goals in front of you.
Post reminders of your goals and deadlines where you can constantly see them.
Post your pending rewards along with them.
7. BUSINESS BEFORE PLEASURE.
Make something you normally do and enjoy contingent upon doing the avoided task.
For example: I will not go to my favorite lunch spot until I complete Part A of my project.
By the way, no fair cheating!!
8. SET PENDING REWARDS.
Set rewards for your ultimate goal and mini-goals.
You’ll constantly have something enjoyable to look forward to.
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THE ADDICTED “FORWARDER’S” 12 STEP PROGRAM
1. I will NOT get bad luck, lose my friends, or lose my mailing lists if I DON’T forward an email!
2. I will NOT hear any music or see a taco dog, if I do forward an e-mail.
3. Bill Gates is NOT going to send me money, Victoria Secret doesn’t know anything about a gift certificate they’re supposed to send me.
4. Ford will NOT give me a 50% discount even if I forward my e-mail to more than 50 people!
5. I will NEVER receive gift certificates, coupons, or freebies from Coca Cola, Cracker Barrel, Old Navy, or anyone else if I send an e-mail to 10 people.
6. I will NEVER see a pop-up window if I forward an e-mail …NEVER- NEVER!!
7. There is NO SUCH THING as an e-mail tracking program, and I am not STUPID enough to think that someone will send me $100 for forwarding an e-mail to 10 or more people!
8. There is NO kid with cancer through the Make-a-Wish program in England collecting anything! He did when he was 7 years old. He is now cancer free and 35 years old and DOESN’T WANT ANY MORE POST CARDS, or GET-WELL CARDS.
9. The government does not have a bill in Congress called 901B (or whatever they named it this week) that, if passed, will enable them to charge us 5 cents for every e-mail we send.
10. There will be NO cool dancing, singing, waving, colorful flowers, characters, or program that I will receive immediately after I forward an e-mail. NONE, ZIP, ZERO, NADA!
11. The American Red Cross will NOT donate 50 cents to certain individual dying of some never-heard-of disease for every e-mail address I send this to. The American Red Cross RECEIVES donations.
12. And finally, I WILL NOT let others guilt me into sending things by telling me I am not their friend or that I don’t believe in Jesus Christ. If God wants to send me a message, I believe the bushes in my yard will burn before He picks up a PC to pass it on!
Now, repeat this to yourself until you have it memorized, and send it along to at least 5 of your friends before the next full moon or you will surely be constipated for the next three months and all of your hair will fall out!
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Thank you for joining us this month, I hope that you have found some extra self help motivation and inspiration on HOW TO LOVE YOUR LIFE!
Have a Happy, Happy New Year, where all your Dreams Come True, and you Love Your Life like never before!
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