Tis the Season To Be Grateful For Your Genius Mind and Your Genius Life!

As the days speed past, I’ve decided that This is the Season To Be GRATEFUL for Your Genius Mind and Your Genius Life!  It’s official… I’ve been bitten by the Christmas bug.  Over the past few days, I’ve been attending Christmas wind-up parties, my son’s primary school christmas carols, and have started, in earnest, the planning of our family christmas celebrations.

I must admit that this really is my favourite time of year.  Beyond the seemingly fun and frivilous fluff – Christmas carols, the parties and presents, there is something more important happening.  As I sat down this morning to write, I thought perhaps it would be a good idea to consider this more deeply – well… WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE?

I love some of the Christmas rituals that I’ve developed over the years.  In addition to all the “Stuff” that goes on in the festive season, I love taking some “time out” to reflect on what has happened over the past 12 months.  While doing this, I read through my journals and even my appointment diary – and reflect on the year that has passed.  How did I do (this applies to all areas of life – business, relationships, dreams, mind, body and spirit)?  For it is only when you grasp a truly strong understanding of where you are, that you can accurately plot the course to where you want to be.

Another really satisfying part of this particular process is the expression of GRATITUDE for all of the experiences in the past.  Now while this word has been thrown around so much in recent years that it may appear to be a little “weaker” in its meaning, but I really believe that the key to enhancing your life is to actually FEEL the emotion – not just to give superficial lip-service to it.  It is those EMOTIONS that create MOTION!

So while you can celebrate to your heart’s content (if that is what Christmas time means to you), I would encourage you to take some sacred time to review your successes and failures, your wins and losses, and look at how far you’ve progressed in the year gone by.  Then take a swim in a sea of Gratitude.  If you send Christmas cards or presents, infuse your messages and gifts with the Emotion of Gratitude.  And prepare to feel amazed and the effect, both on yourself and on the recipient!

From this point, you will be perfectly placed to launch into a spectacular 2013.

Until next time, I’m off to swim in some Gratitude.

And thank you for reading… I am GRATEFUL for your presence in my world!

 

Merry Christmas!

xxx Estelle xxx

Using Your Genius Mind to Establish Your Priorities and Commitments

ESTABLISH YOUR PRIORITIES & VOICE YOUR COMMITMENT

Following on from our discussion yesterday about creating BIG goals, another important step is the act of Using Your Genius Mind to Establish Your Priorities and Voicing Your Commitment to achieving your goals. 

In order to complete this important step, it may help if you pause for a moment to answer the following questions.

Don’t take a lot of time thinking about your responses. Just write the first thoughts that come to mind.  But play full out!  You have to really go for it.
What is it cost of playing small and not really going for your dreams and not really playing full out in your life?

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What has that cost you so far in your life?  What does it cost you spiritually?  What does it cost you emotionally?  And Financially?

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What would it continue to cost you if you were to carry on playing small and not really going after your dreams?  What would it cost you over the next year?  Over the next three years?  The next five years?

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Then what would it cost you ULTIMATELY in your life?
What would you miss out on?
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What’s the ultimate price that you would have to pay for selling yourself short, playing small, and not going for your dreams?

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What do you stand to GAIN by stepping up and making a commitment today to play FULL OUT, to follow your heart and to live your dreams?
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What’s the ultimate benefit for you and your family?

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When you achieve that ultimate benefit, what will that allow you to Be, Do or Have?

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What’s important to you about those benefits?

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How committed are you to that (How HOT is your Desire?)

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So now you’re a little clearer about just how important your goals are to you, lets take a break and look within, and see how your internal conversations can guide you more accurately in the direction you want to go.


This is an excerpt from Estelle’s new book,
“Unleash The Power Of Your Mind ~ Reach Your True Potential”
You can order the book or Ebook online now at www.Amazon.com

Maximising Your Genius Mind and Going BIG With Your Goals

BENEFITS OF GOING “BIG” WITH YOUR GOALS

There are big benefits of working towards big goals – amazing happiness, stretching your ability, increased passion, more energy, infectious enthusiasm, amazing achievement and actually creating the life you dream of! People who achieve great things tend to do so because they are powered by great dreams, while those who fail to achieve their fullest potential are more likely to NOT be ‘big thinkers’. You have got to think big to achieve big.

Every business should have at least one big goal, and every person within the company must know what that goal is and what it means for them as individuals as well as the business as a whole. And on the same level, each individual should be aware of at least one big goal (preferably one in each area of your life) and maintain an emotional connection to that goal.  If everyone believes in the goal, then that makes it even more powerful. The method for choosing your big goal for a business is the same as the method for choosing the big goal for an individual person. American President John F. Kennedy set the big goal of being in space in 1961. It was a dream and it had a deadline. He said, “I regard that decision as among the most important decisions that will be made during my incumbency in the office of the Presidency.” John F. Kennedy’s famous “Moon Speech” the following year was brilliant, and it made Americans fully aware that they were all chasing the same dream.

“You always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take!”
~ Wayne Gretsky—Ice Hockey Legend ~

You have no idea what you are capable of. Can you pause now and just consider what you THINK you might be capable of. Think BIG. REALLY BIG. Then double it and you’re getting close. But in reality, you’re not even warm. WE HAVE TO PUSH BEYOND OUR LIMITS BEFORE WE FIND OUR LIMITS. Living with unused ability can be likened to having giant wings but not realizing that we have them—let alone what they can be used for. It’s only if we attempt to fly that we realize we have wings. And it’s only when we start using our wings that we realize we CAN FLY.

When you stop and think about the process of being successful in anything, you can actually see that every time you have achieved something worthy, you had to expand beyond your comfort zone.  Winning occurs OUTSIDE our comfort zone.  Now this doesn’t mean that you need to constantly stay outside of your comfort zone, but it does mean that you do need to venture out there often!  And setting big goals actually PULLS you out of your comfort zone – encouraging you to extend your comfort zone outwards, increasing your skills in multitude of different areas, and allowing you to achieve your dreams.

 

This is an excerpt from Estelle’s new book,
“Unleash The Power Of Your Mind ~ Reach Your True Potential”
You can order the book or Ebook online now at www.Amazon.com

USING YOUR GENIUS MIND TO IDENTIFY THE STEPS TO YOUR DREAMS

Today we are going to explore the idea of Using Your Genius Mind to Identify the Steps You Need to Take to Achieve Your Dreams.  This topic follows the discussion of the past week, where we’ve been looking at Maximising Your Mental Potential through the process of Setting Powerful Goals.

If you’ve been taking the Action Steps that have been suggested in the posts, you will have created your Bucket List of 100 Things To Do Before You “Kick The Bucket”.

Once you have identified you Big Goals, you need to chunk it down into smaller, more manageable steps. Take the example of my family trip to Italy. That in itself could be seen as quite a big, scary

But if I chunk it down a little, I could break it down into smaller steps by saying to myself, “Well, to get to Italy, I will need to:”

  1. Decide what dates we would like to fly
  2. Decide on an airline to fly with
  3. Get a quote of cost associated with the trip
  4. Decide on which villas we want to stay at, and what places we want to visit
  5. Organize time off from work
  6. Save up the money
  7. Book the flights
  8. Book the accommodation
  9. Decide on what type of clothes we will need to take
  10. Learn some of the language.

And that’s just a few things that came to mind straight up. Now I need to decide which of these steps I need to do first, and get into action. It is SO important never to leave the site of a decision, without having taken some kind of action. You can dream all day and all night—but if you never take any action, you will never get any action! You can’t do everything at once, but you CAN do something right now. I suggest you focus your biggest effort on your BIG goal. Most winners have a dream and work on it. They have a priority. Focus on one thing at a time, your dream. The focus and direction of your front wheel will relate to the results you experience later in your back wheel. Where you steer is up to you.

So your Action Step for today:  For every Big Goal that you create, expect to come up with 5 to 10 smaller steps that you can take, that will move you closer to your Big Goal.  And then take action, immediately.

This is an excerpt from Estelle’s new book,
“Unleash The Power Of Your Mind ~ Reach Your True Potential”
You can order the book or Ebook online now at www.Amazon.com

Maximize Your Genius Mind by Setting Awesome Goals

 

MAXIMIZE YOUR GENIUS MIND:

To be successful in any area of life, you need a dream. Stop for a moment and think about what it is that you REALLY want. Then simply write your answer down, and viola! Don’t look now, but you’ve just set a goal!

 

The starting point for any winner lies is simply making a DECISION  about what they want. When you have a goal in mind, it’s a bit like knowing the destination of a car trip, except that this is the trip of your LIFE. If you were to stop any car in the street, there is a good chance the driver can tell you their destination! If you were to stop any winner in the street, you will probably find they could tell you exactly where they were going. Winners have dreams and goals and essentially they are driving towards it as they live their lives every day. Few people in the general population are consciously working towards their dream, with the same sense of direction and intensity as an Olympic athlete or a highly successful international businessman or woman.

THOSE WHO FOCUS ON BIG, JUICY GOALS ARE
MORE LIKELY TO BE
HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL IN THEIR FIELD,
BECAUSE THEIR FOCUS IS ON WHERE THEY WANT TO GO.

The good news is that I believe that we all have goals; it’s just that most of the goals aren’t very big, and we don’t put enough energy into achieving our goals. Most people are working towards small goals, whether it is a small increase in wages, a holiday or a bigger car next year.

If you’re not excited, your goal isn’t big enough.

It’s natural as the year winds to an end, that we start contemplating our accomplishments from the past year, and begin to build a plan for the new year.  So it is with this in mind, that the next 10 posts here will include an ongoing look at how we came improve our focus, review our past achievements and grow beautiful big goals that will guide us to reach our big dreams from the coming year.  So stay tuned for lots of thoughtful questions and tips that will be helpful in guiding you to reach YOUR truest potential!

 

This is an excerpt from Estelle’s new book,
“Unleash The Power Of Your Mind ~ Reach Your True Potential”
You can order your copy now at http://www.Amazon.com