Are you driving through life with one foot on the brake?
Do you feel stuck? Are you tired of trying to “figure it all out?”
If you’ve had enough of riding the brake and not getting where you want to go in life keep reading…..
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I read The Book of Afformations, loved it and interviewed Noah about it when it came out. Reading it changed my approach to using affirmations.
If you’ve been reading Powered by Intuition for any length of time you know I believe it’s important to stop your negative self talk and replace it with positive thoughts about yourself instead. Louise Hay’s classic book, “You Can Change Your Life” changed my life and I still recommend it highly but after reading The Book of Afformations I’ve replaced affirmations with afformations.
In fact, Noah is so eager to teach people how to nix their “negative self-talk for good” that he’s offering free copies of The Book of Afformations, published by Hay House. Just click here to get your free book!
An Afformation is a positive statement presented as a question that spurs the subconscious to search out and create the reality you “affirmed” based on your “afformation.”
I’ve seen big changes since I began using afformations in my life. I was able to overcome the obstacles that were holding me back from creating the business I always dreamed of and finally quit my job after I began using them. Knowing how well afformations work is the reason why I’m so excited to share Noah’s special offer to the Powered by Intuition community.
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What’s keeping you stuck? Are you ready for a big changes in 2015? Share what you intend on changing this year.
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9 Ways to Know if Your Life is Stuck
Have you ever asked yourself this question, “How did I get here?” I used to ask it a lot when I was stuck in long boring meetings.
There are really only two reactions to this question; one is positive and the other – not so much.
You either respond by saying, “I know how I got here and I’m lovin’ my life!”
Or you say, “Holy *@#*! How the hell did I get here? This is not how I thought my life would turn out. Help!”
Sadly the second response is quite common. It shows that you are not only dissatisfied with your life but stuck too. But that’s okay. Acknowledging being stuck and your discontent is the first step to getting your life back on track.
Your life can turn around because, it is never too late to change and get on the path you were meant to follow.
Have you ever read a newspaper story about a person in their eighties achieving something they dreamed of for example, finally getting their college degree? Don’t you find it inspiring? I do.
My “stuck” story
For years I wanted to go back to college and finish my degree but I didn’t believe it was doable. I was unhappy in my job. It was supposed to be just a job to make some money while I finished my degree at night but it grew into a major career and consumed my life instead. That’s my answer to, “How did I get here?” and how I became stuck.
Sound familiar? Has whatever you’re doing now consumed your life too?
As the years went by I didn’t think it was possible to make a living any other way. I felt trapped. Beliefs such as thinking I would be too old when I graduated or that I couldn’t survive without benefits and a steady paycheck prevented me from quitting my job and moving forward with my dream.
Why the disconnect keeps you stuck
I had been studying spiritual principles and devouring books on how to change your mind in order to change your life for quite some time but still, my fears held me back and kept me stuck. I suffered from a disconnect between what I knew intellectually and what I believed. This disconnect was why I was stuck; paralyzed by fear and unable to move forward.
This went on for years until I found my mentor, an internationally known spiritual teacher, and began following her teachings.
Back then coaching didn’t exist, unless you were an athlete. Today everyone knows coaches work with you to help shift your thinking in order to make big changes in your life and achieve success. If a shift in your thinking occurred at all it was only after years of trying to do it on your own or through a lucky “coincidence” such as how I stumbled upon the teachings of my mentor.
After finding her I became part of a local chapter that met weekly for group meditation and to watch grainy VHS videos of my mentor’s talks. Being in the group vibration and watching her recorded lectures slowly began to affect my psyche. And after four years I finally woke up!
A shift in my thinking took hold and I quit my job and went back to school. And I survived. In fact, I did better than just survive. I thrived. It was the happiest time of my life. When I let go everything fell into place. I received multiple awards and a scholarship to graduate school. I met the right people who supported me and pointed me in the right direction. I experienced true freedom and the joy of expressing who I was meant to be for the first time in my life.
The “I know that” syndrome
It just goes to show what we can accomplish when we shift from our negative belief patterns and adopt the right beliefs. And as I learned, the secret to having a mental shift that changes the trajectory of your life was having a mentor. It wasn’t that I didn’t “know” many of the things that I learned from my mentor’s teachings, it was that I was stuck in that pattern of saying, “I already know that,” instead of actually internalizing the belief and doing it. You can see just how stubborn I was as it took me four years to “get it!” But, it doesn’t have to take that long and it won’t if you let someone help you and take action.
Turn your life around now – not later
A personal coach is someone who can not only show you that there are better, easier, faster ways to achieve your goals but who will guide and push you to take action. Learning from someone will help you reach your goal in a fraction of the time it takes to do it on you own. A coach has the training, experience and tools to share with you that will release frozen belief patterns in your mind that are holding you a prisoner in your own life.
The truth is that once you change how you think the world you experience changes.
I didn’t want to believe that I needed anyone to help me accomplish my goals. I thought that was a personal failing but I was so wrong. To need a teacher to show you the way isn’t wrong it’s necessary for your growth otherwise you remain stuck. It’s actually smarter to know you need help then to talk yourself into thinking you don’t.
When I finally took that leap of faith I learned just how much I loved the feeling of “leaping” too. I leaped and my life took off like an eagle soaring above everyone else who was stuck in their old lives.
We teach best what we most need to learn
I’m so thankful to my mentor for giving me the keys that unlocked my mind from the prison I’d put myself in. Having done this myself I understand how scary it is to think about giving up security to go after something as intangible as a dream. And, it doesn’t matter whether your dream is to go back to school, be a dog trainer, start a business or that all you know is that your present life is not what you want; it’s all the same. Your current dissatisfaction is your soul sending you a message loud and clear that you are not on the right path in your life. Your soul uses your intuition and feelings such as longing and discontent to communicate this to you.
And boy do I know that call from the soul all too well. I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve been on the wrong path more than a few times and gotten stuck all over again when I reverted to old behaviors and fears so don’t think you’re the only one. I so needed to teach what I most needed to learn that I wrote a best selling book, “The Intuition Principle,” about finding your true path and creating a life you love simply because the steps were burned into my brain after so many failed attempts!
9 signs that your life is stuck
- You have no enthusiasm for your life.
- You keep waiting for everything to be perfect (have the money, or the time) before you take the plunge!
- You’re frustrated, dissatisfied and tired of your life.
- You want to do something but feel overwhelmed, confused and don’t know where to start.
- You’re afraid of starting over so you do nothing.
- You’ve tried to make it happen on your own and haven’t been able to.
- You have a dream but it seems impossible to achieve.
- You don’t have a clue what your dream life is but do know you just can’t go on living the life you have now.
- You don’t want to get up in the morning and face another day of “the same.”
If you’re response to “How did I get here?” is filled with regret, discontent with your current life and a longing to do something more you owe it to yourself to address your dissatisfaction before more of your life goes by otherwise you’ll remain stuck.
When I thought I was “too old” to go back to school because when I would graduate I’d be 38, the idea that shifted my thinking was the realization that, “I’m going to be 38 anyway so the longer I wait the more of my life I am wasting.”
What you will learn when you take your own leap of faith is that not only can you fly but the truth is that you were meant to fly!
Which of the 9 ways of being stuck do you resonate to? Where does your thinking need to shift the most? What will you do to get unstuck?
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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting New Year Resolutions
by Brendan Baker
I absolutely love this time of year. I like to call it the season of dreams. It’s when most people take a step back, reflect on their life and check-in with their inner-self to see whether they are living their most inspirational life.
Unfortunately, most people realise that they are not living their most inspirational life and realise that something needs to change in order for them to move forward. The great thing is, the New Year is full of possibility and so New Year resolutions kick in to get them back on track and move them forward to their most inspirational life. The thing is, this energy, commitment and focus on their goals normally only lasts a couple of weeks as other priorities start to come in again and take over.
Does this sound like you?
Well, you’re not alone. It happens to most people. And there are some common reasons why this happens.
To ensure you set yourself up for success in 2014, you want to avoid these 5 mistakes people make when creating and pursuing their New Year resolutions.
Mistake #1: Your New Year Resolution is Not Linked with Your Values
Believe it or not, most New Year resolutions are not achieved because it’s not important to you. You might be thinking this sounds a little strange, as otherwise why would you be setting the resolution in the first place?
Simply put, it’s most likely that you don’t value what you’re trying to achieve with your New Year resolution as much as what you value in other areas of your life. That’s why you spend your time and energy on doing those other things.
As an example, you might have set a resolution to lose weight. However, this may not be a high core value for yourself. At least, there will be other values that you have which are higher than your value for losing weight. If this is the case, ask yourself why you have set this New Year resolution? If it’s because of social stigma, friends or family etc, realise that it’s not actually of value to you but of value to others.
For New Year resolutions to stick, you need to value them. To get around this, ask yourself the question ‘how can this serve me in other areas of my life’? This can lead you to gain awareness that losing weight might actually have its advantages in other areas of your life in which you do value more highly.
Mistake #2: Your New Year Resolution is Not Written Down
One of the most common mistakes that people make when it comes to setting New Year resolutions is that they don’t write them down.
The simple act of writing down your New Year resolutions can do wonders for your focus and motivation. Writing down your resolutions will force you to structure and organise your thoughts and commit to something in the physical form.
Having it written down can act as a stronger, visual reminder of what it is that you are trying to achieve.
Mistake #3: Your New Year Resolution Has No Action Plan
When setting New Year resolutions, most people set the goal but they don’t take the time to work out how they are actually going to achieve it.
Knowing the end game is just a part of the battle. Unfortunately, I need to break some news to you… you do actually need to take action and make it happen. The first part to this is creating your step-by-step plan on achieving your New Year resolution.
When you have a plan mapped out, make sure you actually schedule it in your diary and commit to it. Make it a habit to work towards your New Year resolution. It will be hard at first but it will always become and more motivating as you progress, get used to the process and start to see results.
Mistake #4: Your New Year Resolution Has No Time-Frame
Another mistake that most people make when setting New Year resolutions is that they do not set a specific time-frame to realise it.
New Year resolutions are just like goals. They need a time-frame to be completed in. When no given time-frame is involved, you will have the opportunity to procrastinate and put off achieving your resolution.
Make sure you set yourself a time-frame to realise your New Year resolution and this should be a clear part of your plan.
Mistake #5: Your Don’t Have the Support You Need to Fulfill Your New Year Resolution
When you’re battling something alone and don’t have the support of others, it can be very hard work.
Surrounding yourself with the right people (being those individuals who are also passionate and interested in what you are trying to achieve), this can have a massive effect on your overall success. These people will hold you accountable to a higher standard, they will motivate you and push you towards reaching your goals.
Thinking about your own New Year resolutions, who in your life will have the biggest positively impact to your success and how can you engage with them more frequently?
This is the season of dreams. Ensure that the dream becomes reality by avoiding the 5 key mistakes above.
What can you do differently this year to ensure you remain focused, committed and motivated in achieving success? Have questions for Brendan? Leave a comment.
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Brendan Baker helps people who feel stuck doing work they don’t like start to make a difference and an income doing what they love. He writes over at The Start of Happiness and has created the Launch Your Life Academy to support people gain clarity of their goals in life and stay focused and motivated in achieving them. Feeling stuck? Check out Brendan’s new course here.
What Lie are You Listening To?
By guest contributor Chance Scoggins.
What lies are you listening to? Does your inner critic say, “You’re a loser? You can’t do anything right? You’ll never win?” Time to change your limiting beliefs and change your life.
I’m broken and unfixable.
My life is what it is.
I’m too old. My best days are behind me.
I don’t have time.
I’m good, but not good enough. Someone always beats me out.
Once I learn more about it, I’ll step out.
I’ve got ideas, but no one will give me a chance.
If I let myself really care about someone, they’ll break my heart.
I’m going to fail, and everyone’s watching.
I’ll never have a family.
She’s going to cheat on me.
I can’t get out of this hole.
I know I shouldn’t, but I can’t stop. I have to.
I’ve lost the thing that made me special.
I don’t have enough ________.
If you’re like me, it hurts even to read that list. But did some of it feel familiar? It did to me.
I asked several people in my life to anonymously share the message that creeps into their head and privately taunts them. This is part of the list that has formed so far. Keep in mind, these are uncommon people. They’re leaders of their industries, the center of their circles, and some of the smartest and most effective people I know. They’re doers. They’re popular. Many of them wise, some of them famous.
And yet each of them has vicious, paralyzing lies swirling around in their heads. Lies that are eager to make them believe they’re not enough, that the obstacles in their way are too great for them to overcome. Lies that would surely derail them if they let them linger and didn’t deal with them swiftly.
And so it is with you and me.
Were you to quiet yourself and ask, “What is the lie I’m listening to?”, you’d be stunned at the list you could make. Maybe some of these thoughts would make it onto your list, or maybe yours would look completely different. Regardless, like everyone walking the face of the earth, there’s a battle raging in your heart and mind between the person you were meant to be – and a second rate, apathetic, lazy and scared, counterfeit version of yourself.
We win or lose this battle by what we choose to believe – truth or lies. It’s a simple, but life altering fact: If you’re beaten in your mind, you’re beaten before you even begin. Period. Every time.
Think about it. If you think your efforts are for nothing – that you don’t have enough time or potential, that this is all there is, that it’s too late for you – then why in the world would you waste even one minute trying? What kind of dummy would you have to be to make a change if you believed your fate was sealed? And so you stand still… which, ironically, actually does seal your fate.
As we think, so we are. So it’s worth truly considering –
– What is the lie or limiting belief you’re listening to?
– What has it cost you to believe it?
– What would be possible if you decided to change your mind?
– What’s stopping you?
Face your limiting beliefs now. Changing your thoughts can change your life.
Back to you…..share your limiting belief. You’re not alone we all have them.
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Chance Scoggins is the author of a brave living blog, and is also an award-winning music producer. Grab his free eBook, Quotable, here.