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86,400

Imagine that you had won the following prize in a contest:   Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400.00 in your private account for your use.

However, this prize has rules, just as any game has certain rules.

The first set of rules would be:

Everything that you didn’t spend during each day would be taken away from you.

You may not simply transfer money into some other account.

You may only spend it.

Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another   $86,400.00 for that day.

The  second set of rules:

The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say, “Its over, the game is over!”  It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.

What would you personally do?

You would buy anything and everything you wanted right?
Not only for yourself, but for all people you love, right?
Even for people you don’t know, because you couldn’t possibly spend it all on yourself, right?
You would try to spend every cent, and use it all, right?

ACTUALLY This  GAME is  REALITY!

Each of us is in possession of such a magical bank. We just can’t seem to see it.

The MAGICAL BANK is TIME!

Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life, and when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is  NOT credited to us.

What we haven’t lived up that day is forever lost.

Yesterday is forever gone.

Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank  can dissolve your account at any time….WITHOUT  WARNING.

SO, what will YOU do with your 86,400  seconds?

Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in money

Think about that, and always think of this:

Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you  think.

So take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life!

Here’s wishing you a wonderful and beautiful day.

Start spending.

Personal Productivity, Time Management

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Thank you to Brendan Rigby from Inspire Fitness in Melbourne.

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Live below your means, above your needs

That is a saying I overheard recently that is so powerful it’s all I really have to say.

Think about what your means are and if you’re living at, below or above them.

Then think about your needs – what are they really? Are they reasonable? Excessive? Low? High?

I teach a concept called Voluntary Simplexity… This is one of the foundational principles.

“Live below your means, above your needs.”

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Polychronic versus Monochronic People

Time Management, Priority, Pareto PrincipleTime is the great equalizer – everyone of us has the same 168 hours in a week, it’s what we do with those hours that separates the successful from the also-rans. I know it’s harsh, but it’s true.

If you can’t master your time, you become a slave to the clock – your business (or boss’) clock, your home (wife’s/husband’s) clock and of course the ever-present biological clock!

One of the most powerful and liberating things you can learn is TIME MANAGEMENT – but you need a holistic, purpose-driven approach that ensures you attain life-work balance without compromising your goals, dreams and aspirations.

Easier said than done, I know. That’s why I’d like you to explore Exponential Mindset Thinking as an alternative to a stress-filled week of unmet deadlines and never-ending to do lists.

Which one of these are you? Monochronic or polychronic?

Time Management, Polychronic, Monochonic, Time Sense

The key to success is to learn what you need to work on – DEPENDING on which type of person you are.

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Yoga class full, must be a new year…

JanusI  just got back from my yoga class – it was full. Must be a New Year…

Lots of people TRYING to make a change, based on their New Year’s Resolutions

What’s too bad is most will stop coming to class – probably before the end of January.

Not surprisingly, 88 percent of New Year’s Resolutions fail. Alarmingly, research shows that 25% of 1 out of every 4 people give up in the first WEEK.

Whether it’s yoga, a new diet (even though I don’t believe in diets) or something else, the odds are against you achieving your goals or dreams.

You need a SYSTEM, a PROCESS to take the guesswork out of it.

Too many people think that luck and chance are cornerstones of ‘success, wealth and happiness’… Even though luck and fate do have a role, the question is simple:

Are you the type of person who makes things happen?
Or are you a person that things happen to?

Out of the 20 ‘newbies’ at yoga today, only 1 will make it past the initial introductory period.

Of course for some, yoga’s not for them, I get that, but for the majority who do want the benefits of yoga – they’re just not going to make it. That is the fate of the majority of the population – it’s inertia that’s hard to overcome. Most succumb to its force – I call it the Vortex Of Mediocrity.

Will 2012 be your best year ever?

Why not this year? It’s a leap year – you have an extra 24 hours to make it happen!

Click here to make 2012 “My Best Year Ever

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New Year’s Resolutions… How Are They Going So Far?

New Year's Resolutions, Goal SettingThere is no doubt about it, New Year’s Resolutions are a powerful tool to achieve goals, yet only a few follow up and follow through on their resolutions…
Why is that?

One simple reason is that most people forget that decisions are made every minute of every day and they add up at the end of the week/month/year.

Non-decisions are the same – the decision NOT made to put your runners on to go for a run. The decision NOT to turn down the (extra) piece of pie. The decision NOT to get up early.

“It is in the moments of INdecision
that dreams are destroyed.”
– Dr Marc Dussault

If you made a list of New Year’s Resolutions for 2012 – take them out right now and re-commit yourself to following through.

If you’re not motivated – the problem is you have impotent goals.

You need something that will MOTIVATE, INSPIRE and MOVE YOU TO ACTION.

Pick something exciting, but within the realm of possibility – something you can really get enthused about – something that would CHANGE you and your life.

I know too many “people who end up where they don’t want to be” simply through lack of planning and commitment.

No decision IS a decision – it’s the worst one of all – one made by someone else for all the wrong reasons.

There is no joy in living a life by default.

To live a life by design, you need to know what YOU want and desire.

You decide.

By NOT deciding, all you’re doing is letting yourself down – no one cares that you don’t make a decision. That’s why it’s so easy.

One day leads to a week then to a month and before you know it, another year has passed. If you get lulled into complacency, a whole decade can pass you buy.

That’s tragic.

Don’t just sit there – do something!

Anything!

If you didn’t create a list of New Year’s Resolutions – do it now!

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Get A New Body In 2012…

If you didn’t already know, most of the cells in your body will regenerate themselves within the next 12 months, which means you’ll have a brand new body – literally…

Though you can’t see it happening, every minute of the day we lose about 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells off the surface of our skin. So just in the time it took you to read this far, you’ve probably lost about 20,000 cells.

That’s almost 9 pounds (4 kilograms) of cells every year! But don’t think your skin might wear out someday. Your epidermis is always making new skin cells that rise to the top to replace the old ones. Most of the cells in your epidermis (95%) work to make new skin cells.

The question is – which (new) body do you want?

New Year, New Body, New Year's Resolutions

Given the choice, which one would you prefer?

Here’s the thing – you have the choice… Click on the image to see how you can have a great ‘new body’ in 2012!

Deciding or NOT deciding are both decisions. One gets you the body you want, the other well…

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Are you going to make New Year’s Resolutions for 2012?

New Year’s Resolutions are one of the easiest ways to set the wheels of success in motion. They can be the catalyst to create your ultimate dream destiny…


“What if…”

What if… your childhood dreams actually came true…

What if… you could wave a magic wand and get anything you want…

What if… you could rub Aladdin’s Lamp and get any 3 wishes granted…

What if…

Those are two very powerful words.

Here’s the thing. Some people get what they want while others don’t.

  • It’s infuriating to know someone dumber than you is out-performing you in business or school.
  • It’s aggravating to have someone less physically capable beat you at your favorite sport.
  • It’s perplexing to see someone who started with less money than you build a ‘fortune’ that allows them to have the luxurious, stress-free lifestyle you’d like to have.

What if… you could learn how to accomplish all your goals?

What if… it took less than 5 minutes a week to implement?

What if… the strategies were proven and tested?

What if… they cost LESS than going to McDonald’s?

Just let yourself imagine those words.

Let your thoughts wander.

New Year's Resolutions, Resolutions, Wish List, Dream List, Vision Board

Listen to what you would say in the privacy of your own mind.

Feel what it would be like to have those things most important to you.

What if… You believed it was possible.

What if… You learned the strategies, techniques and tips you need.

What if… You applied them, one day at a time.

What if… You achieved one goal, then another, then another.

How different would your life be?

How much more could you do and contribute to others?

What if… you had a system to make them all come true?

What if… I gave you the link – would you make 2012 your best year ever?

Why not give yourself this Christmas gift?

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New Year, New Destiny

New Year New DestinyToday’s blog post was sent to me by Toni Fitzgerald of Purpose Marketing. It’s an inspirational and motivational message that is worth sharing. Download it now and share it with friends and family! If you come across anything like this, please share it with me. I have thousands of blog readers and subscribers who love to get access to stuff like this!

Click Here to download the New Year New Destiny Message in PDF format

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The Power Of One

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The new year is a great time to do – New Year’s Resolutions. In fact, I have a 52-week program that can help you achieve your New Year’s Resolutions more easily, but that’s not the purpose of today’s post. As author Bryce Courtenay explains in his bestseller, The Power Of One, it’s all about “One idea, one heart, one mind, one plan, one determination.”

Furthermore, “The power of one is above all things the power to believe in yourself, often well beyond any latent ability you may have previously demonstrated. The mind is the athlete; the body is simply the means it uses to run faster or longer, jump higher, shoot straighter, kick better, swim harder, hit further, or box better. First with the head, then with the heart, you’ll be ahead from the start was more than simply mixing brains with guts. It meant thinking well beyond the powers of normal concentration and then daring your courage to follow your thoughts.”

That should be powerful enough to get you motivated to start writing your New Year’s Resolutions right now, or if you’ve already written them down, review them and take ONE action to making them a reality. Get to it!

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New Year’s Resolutions

JanusNew Year’s Resolutions… they are aspirational, yet often vague and almost always corrective. People promise to spend more time with family, get fit, lose weight, quit smoking, reduce debt, consume less alcohol… yet just end up cataloguing the failings of the past year. As with most customs, New Year’s Resolutions are observed in gesture only, not followed up nor followed through. It’s a reflexive act rather than one of resolution or commitment.

People have been making New Year’s Resolutions since the time of ancient Rome, when the Julian Calendar was adopted in 45 BC. January 1 was introduced as the first day of the year after the Roman God, Janus (pictured left). Janus was the God of beginnings and endings, represented with two faces looking toward the future as well as the past.

Romans, believing that the gods witnessed the failures and shortcomings of the past year made promises to rectify the situation in the next year ahead.

Not surprisingly, 88 percent of New Year’s Resolutions fail. One of the reasons is that people tend to make the same ones over and over and over again without conviction or belief they can really change. Statistically, it takes up to 10 attempts to change which is well beyond most people’s attention span let alone level of discipline to make the change a reality.

Alarmingly, research shows that 25% of 1 out of every 4 people give up in the first WEEK.

So why is the prognosis so poor? One reason is that success is limited, yet most people (wrongly) believe it is achievable (when statistically it’s not – only 1 person can win a Gold Medal amongst hundreds of competitors).

Take quitting smoking as an example: It takes 6 to 12 attempts to stop smoking. One survey in 2008 reported that only 11%, 1 out of 9, people who set that as a New Year’s Resolution achieved their goal and stopped smoking.

There is hope – people who did achieve their New Year’s Resolutions did so, on average after 6 attempts.

To achieve your New Year’s Resolutions, you need a plan, simple as that. Ideally, you write a PLEDGE to yourself and you marshall help from others close to you who can help you. For example, if you want to get fit, get a buddy to walk or run with you, play a sport… If you want to lose weight, have family members help by reducing fatty or high calorie foods.

Without a plan, it’s simple – put your list away because nothing’s going to change. The odds are stacked against you.

Of course as you’d expect, there is a way to stack the odds in your favour… CLICK HERE -> To Make Next Year Your Best Year Ever.

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