Being Specific

Do you realize if you started (truly started) to work with the last 4 thoughts of the week your life has probably taken a dramatic shift in the direction of your dreams. It doesn’t take that much to change the course of your life but it does take something!
 
Thought of the Week:
If you are not specific on who you want to BE, don’t be surprised if you come to find out you don’t know who YOU are!
 
Action Step:
Do you have a journal? You should start one. Check out this video to help get you started.
 
There are two key words that get misrepresented in discussions about success and self. Before you can do anything you must first BE. BEING is a state of mind that influences the way you act. BEING is the deep roots within you. BEING is that sixth sense, the values (good and bad) that are woven into the very fabric that is you. Change BEING and the outside world automatically changes.
 
This is the challenge and why so many people don’t know who they are and where they are going. They think, or want to believe, the change is outside them and so that is where they go to work. You know many of these people…they say things like: if I could just get a break; if my boss would just let me; if the government would just give me; if I didn’t have to work so much I would; If my wife/husband would just; if my parents weren’t so; if the economy was better my business would; etc. etc.
 
If this is you, even some of the time, I suggest you stop it because the more you BE like this the more it becomes you and guess where you are then. Start becoming aware of who you are and write down who you want to BE.
 
Your friend & partner,
 
Paul

Life is Fair

I hope you had an awesome weekend! Here is your thought for the week and action step. Take time to think about these thoughts and how they can help improve your life.
 
Thought of the Week:
Life is fair and just because YOU created it!
 
Action Step:
Understanding this quote gives you power over your life…all aspects of it. You have to be willing to walk through the false fire to come out unburned. But, we get comfortable in our lives and it becomes easier to complain and cry wolf. The only problem is the wolf of your life is you!
 
The key to changing your life is to just start somewhere. Most people don’t start within because they need external approval that is works. That is like standing in front of a cold fire place demanding that it show you fire and heat and then, only then, will you put firewood in it and light it.
 
This week seek to move from the “reasons” side of life to the “cause” side. Life happens. However, if you focus on what you could have done differently or better, or whatever, instead of what someone did or didn’t do to you or for you, then you move to the cause side of life and the is where one becomes empowered and there is where change that you want becomes possible.
 
Your friend and partner,
 
Paul

Empower people to…

Some thoughts for you to ponder, implement or just share. These ideas have changed my life and I know will do the same for you.
 
Thought of the Week:
Empower people to change by first changing yourself!
 
Action Step:
Taking action on the thought above is never about anyone else but you. Actually, whether other people change or not is irrelevant. The only focus you should have is within you and because of that your external situations, experiences and people in your life will change.
 
What is one thing you can be aware of today (this week) that you can change? Small steps create huge results. Huge steps create sore ankles, shaky knees and doubt unless you are truly ready to leap!
 
Your friend & partner,
 
Paul

Be Afraid of…

Imagine if you were afraid or scared of what you might miss today or what you might not become instead of being scared of what may happen or what people may think of what you may do? Would that just change the way you see the world? Would that make a major difference in your life.

Be scared of what you might miss out on because you didn’t follow your heart. Be scared or afraid of what or who you currently are so you can move into who you really might be. Jim Rohn always says “don’t miss out on life”. I think we have become a society that has channels their fears in the wrong directions. We are afraid to become who we truly are. We should be afraid of what we already are!

Your friend & partner,

Paul

Who Do You Follow?

We all follow somebody or something that shapes who we are. You may say that you are a loner and don’t interact with people. That doesn’t matter. If you read, listen to music, listen to talk radio, watch the news, veg out in front of the TV or what ever (or whomever) you are predominantly doing/following  on a daily basis is who you are becoming.

You can test this…see what I mean in the video below!

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Goals – How To Obtain Them!

So often many of us take the time to sit down and write out our goals. Now, they may not be perfect but at least we committed to thinking about what we want in life and writing them on a piece of paper.

However, the reason most people don’t seem to accomplish their goals (or even come close) is very very simple. Check out this video and you will see what I mean.

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Personal Development Call Replay: How Do You See?

At your lowest point in life, your dreams show up disguised as something else to test to you to see if you really want what you tell everybody you want.

This personal development call is about how we see (or don’t see) opportunities that come into our lives when life seems to be beating us up the most. Listen, take notes and think about the ideas and thoughts on this call.

Please let me know what you think by leaving some comments below!

Enjoy!

NOW is the time to Change!

I find that most people put off personal development in lieu of doing busy work in the hopes that things will change on there own. Unfortunately, that is not the case. The hardest, yet most rewarding, thing one can do is work on themselves.

In this chaotic world we live in, all peace, joy and happiness is found within. It doesn’t take much to radically change the course of your life and start living the life you want and deserve. This is not fluff folks. Just simple strategies applied daily = huge results. Check out this video and tell me what you think!

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Please leave your comments below as I would love to know what you thought!

Paul / Ambassador or Life – Doer – Servant – Leader

Cell: 215.816.3692

Talk Is Cheap & Action Isn’t Everything

So many people get caught up in the Talk of other people and how great they are and what they help you do as long as you pay whatever they ask and they will tell you all there secrets. Let me just say that “Talk Is Cheap”.

I find it funny how we all get sucked in by the hype of peoples talk. The problem isn’t them per Se. The problem is we do not stick around long enough or hold off long enough before we make that impulse decision to see if what they are spewing is actually good for us. We never THINK about what is being said. WE just jump for the idea of becoming rich without any regard of our own ability to do it.

Then we get the ACTION part of the equation which no ones seems to look at. However, action isn’t everything. I know many people that got involved in real estate investing, online marketing, network marketing and did all these action steps just like the Talking people said to do. And, guess what happened??? Nothing….well except for the money they spent and the frustration and aggravation that followed.

Now, I am not saying that these marketing geniuses aren’t real or haven’t done what they said they did. The question I am raising is: Are you gonna do what you say you are going to do? And, do you have the right mindset to do it?

You see, if you took a half a minute and really sat down and thought about the next program you were going to buy (or business you were going to get into), the steps you were going to take (or not) to make it happen and planned out a time frame that you could actually accomplish something, you would cut years off your quest to reaching your dreams.

But, it is more than that. Here is the equation you need to make it all happen: Mindset + Talk + Action = Success or failure. Listen, this is critical. You can talk a great game to others but you better be talking a better game to yourself. You can get into action like no other but your mindset better be in the right place. If not, then disaster is just around the corner.

Now, I know there are people who jumped at a chance to start something and became very very successful. And, if you listen to then afterward they will tell you…no no they will show you that they were in sync (Right Mind + Right Talk + Right Action = Success). Also, you will find out that they more than likely went through struggles and situations in other programs (businesses) before everything came together and they hit it just right.

You don’t have to go through all of that. The problem is Everyone acts with emotion. An emotion so strong that at that very moment you think you can do anything (and at that moment you probably can). However, this emotion subsides and guess what….your left with the you before you got all hot and bothered. Yes, the you that has signed up for seventeen different programs before (all emotional saying you were gonna do this or that).

The time has come people to start taking your life seriously. You want to be an entrepreneur? Great start acting like one by slowing down and not acting on such strong emotional impulses just because some creative copy writer hit all your buttons and you bought it hook, line and sinker. I know I know….I bought thousands of dollars worth of stuff (you should see it..makes me laugh now).

So what do you do? Take those emotions and put them into action but first suppress them, sit down and figure out what you want to do, write out a plan of attack, research the best home-based business for you and then UNLEASH THE CRAZED EMOTIONAL YOU that will put in 12-15 hours a day trying to figure it all out. If you do it this way you will at least be following some sort of plan and not be all over the place. The other benefit is you won’t quit so easily because you will have a time frame built in, which you use to do what it takes to become successful.

Here is a tip: when you find yourself reading something (or if you are sitting up at night watching the infomercials) and grabbing for your wallet to pump in your credit card, stop and ask yourself these questions (Answer them honestly):

  1. Am I really going to do this?
  2. If I could start any home-based business, would this be it?
  3. When am I going to do this (what days, times during the day, etc.)?
  4. What skills would I have to learn to become successful?
  5. What time frame am I going to give myself to become successful (forever OR as much as I need is not a good answer – you need to structure it a bit)
  6. Is this something that I am going to enjoy doing or am I chasing money? (If you are just chasing money you will quit if success doesn’t come quickly – even then you will probably quit soon after to try something else)
  7. Who in this business that has had success can I follow as my mentor?
  8. How much money am I willing to put towards this business?

There are many more but I think you get the point. If you can ask, and answer,  those questions honestly and still be pumped about the opportunity, you just increased your chances of success 1,000%.

I could probably write another two pages on this but will end it here. If this helps you out or you like what you read and want to share, please leave a comment. Thanks much!

HOW A PROFESSIONAL LIFE COACH CAN HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS

Have you ever closed your eyes, or stared off in the distance, and imagined what your life could be like in the future?  What are the things that you imagined in your mind?  Have you imagined yourself moving to a new city or country that you’ve always wanted to?  Have you imagined yourself starting a business, or growing the business that you’ve already started?  Do you have a talent, and you know that with the right development, you could make a nice income for yourself, and be paid for doing what you love?  Do you wish that you had someone to talk to about these things?  Do you wish that you had the right person in your corner to bring these things to life?  The good news is that there is a person like this, and that person is a professional Life Coach.

Let’s take a look at a couple of things.  First, the things that come to us in our imagination are concepts, or dreams.  Dreams are very powerful, and very important.  America, as we know it, was started with a dream.  First, the explorers that discovered and named America dreamed that they’d be able to find a new way to sail to the Orient. Then a couple of hundred years later, the early settlers from England dreamed that they could live in land that offered personal and religious freedom.  So many innovations that are a part of our daily life started with a dream.  Dreams can seem so far out, and many times people will scoff at our dreams.  A Life Coach is one person who is there to believe in your dreams.

Life Coaching is the practice of coaching clients on their journeys to personal or professional success, whatever that means to them.  Everyone has dreams that are unique to them.  The issue that most face is how to verbalize their dreams, how to set goals that will help realize their dreams, and how to take daily steps that sets the clients up for success. A Life Coach takes care of all of these issues.  In this sense, A Life Coach could also be called a Success Coach.  Their main purpose is to set their clients up for success, and to show their clients that personal and professional success can be a reality.

A person who is a dreamer is someone who is open to new ideas, methods, and outcomes.  This type of person is a perfect candidate for life coaching.  A Life Coach will challenge a client to think outside of the box when it comes to achieving their goals.  The Life Coach will help the client do an inventory on what is working in their lives, and what types of things are challenges or hindrances.  The goal of course is the learn how to eliminate hindrances, and other negative self-defeating patterns.  Many times a person will need the help of an outside professional.  A Life Coach can be exactly what they need.

So, are you ready to realize your dreams this year?  Are you ready to roll up your sleeves, and do the work that will be needed to set goals and accomplish daily task?  Do you have heart and endurance to commit to success when things get challenging, or don’t turn out like you plan?  Are you ready for a Success Coach to help you face yourself?  Are you ready to get out of your own way, and ask for help?  If you are, then I am waiting to hear from you.  I am looking for clients that are mentally and emotionally ready to succeed.  I am the Life Coach that will help you search inside yourself, and develop heart, courage, and endurance.  If any of these attributes appeal to you, or you need tweaking and development, reach out to me at 215.816.3692 or email at paul@paulemcgarry.com.