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Awaken Your Alter Ego

alter ego 2Awakening is a great theme to focus on during the springtime, this the time of the year when everything starts to ‘wake up’ from the long winter. The flowers are blooming, the days are longer, and spring cleaning is about to be in full effect. I want you to create an awakening in yourself.

I’m excitedly writing about authenticity for chapter 8 of my book, Words that Work: The Step-by-Step Process to Harness the Power of Your Words to Change Your Mind, Your Choices, and Your Life. The idea of authenticity seemed a little dry to me at first so I decided to ask what life would be like if we put our alter egos in charge. How exciting would life be if you could be anyone you wanted?
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3 Steps to Create Rocking Affirmations

SS0043Whether we realize it or not, the words we speak are what we are affirming for our lives. The words we use, whether they are our thoughts or spoken aloud, have a big impact on us. You create your own reality through self-talk and bring ideas to life, outside of your mind, through deliberate speech that aligns with your desires. In my book, Words that Work: The Step-by-Step Process to Harness the Power of Your Words to Change Your Mind, Your Choices, and Your Life, the next step in this process, and the third type of Words That Work, is affirmations.

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Make Your Own Luck

luck blog pictureI am a firm believer that you can create your own luck. When I say you can create your own luck what I mean is, you create your reality and with the right tools you can manifest your own magic and luck in order to have the life you’ve always wanted. One of the most important things is to take a step in the direction of your desired outcome. What that step is depends on our desired outcome and there are an infinite number of possibilities.

Let’s say you want to start your own business. A step in the direction of your desired outcome would be to do some research on the industry that you’re interested in. Another step would be to take a class or two that can help you learn your trade of choice. You want to start a photography business? Take a class on (more…)

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Put Your Magic Where Your Mouth Is

magic words 3When ancient traditions, several religions and scores of people all agree on one thing, I sit up and pay attention. As I began to study more principles and tenets from all over the world going back to the beginning of documented time, I began to focus on one recurring truth: Words have power.

One of the most recent occurrences of this truth smacking me in the face was a few months ago when I woke up with a strong desire to learn the Hebrew alphabet. I cannot explain how this came about, I only know that it did. Unsure of how to proceed, I turned to the modern source of all knowledge: YouTube. (more…)

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Self-Talk Creates Your Reality

In my book, Words that Work: The Step-by-Step Process to Harness the Power of Your Words to Change Your Mind, Your Choices, and Your Life, the 5 types of Words that Work are:

  • Self-talkcreate your reality
  • Spoken Words
  • Affirmations
  • Goals
  • Gratitude

What you talk about is a mirror of what is inside your mind. Self-talk is the first type of Words that Work and the most important, because self-talk literally creates our reality. In order to immerse yourself in the life you want to create, you must use deliberately aligned speech.

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Arming Your Arsenal: Cleanse or Clog

cleanse or clog - smallDetoxing and cleanses are a recent health trend, and more and more people are making healthier choices when it comes to their bodies and the way they fuel them. The “Cleanse or Clog” question was introduced to me as a diet/health principle. It’s a very simple, but extremely effective, concept which is probably why I enjoy it so much. In fact, I enjoy it to the point of giving an entire chapter in the middle of my book over to the subject! The idea is to ask yourself, “Will this cleanse or clog me?” about everything you are going to eat. The reason it is so effective is because by just asking yourself a question, the choice you make becomes an intentional, conscious act. (more…)

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How to Deal with Shame, Negative Self-Talk & Dark Emotions

Negative Self-talk BlogIn writing Chapter 6 of my book, Words that Work, I have been exploring negative self-talk and the darker side of emotions. Inevitably, these lead us down a hole via the dreaded shame spiral. The practice of staying with our emotions when they surface and allowing ourselves to process our full emotional spectrum are ways to keep ourselves cleansed, rather than clogged. Words are the entry point into the world for you to exercise your power in your life. Your words are what can ignite, redirect, stoke, or, put out your own fire.

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New Beginnings

new beginnings blogI hear a lot of people say that there is something they want to do but they can’t because they’re too old, fat, skinny, short, uneducated, etc. At some point, the world gave them this boundary and they just accepted that this is the way that life is. They put a barrier between themselves and something that they wanted.

I have two teenage boys, and my focus lately has been teaching them that the most important thing they can do is to learn to think for themselves. I don’t want them conforming and accommodating society’s expectations of what their lives should be. I want them to understand that by accepting boundaries they are setting limitations on themselves, and like a fence, boundaries box you in. (more…)

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Taking Action

taking actionIt’s time to start taking action! Action seems like the logical next step to achieving any goal, but what I have found is a lot of people confuse what action really is. If I spend an hour researching and taking notes for a blog post, isn’t that taking action? Or does action come into play when I sit down and actually start writing the blog? It might be easier to define these as two separate types of action, being busy and direct action.

You are busy when you are researching and noting, or planning, and then there is the direct action of writing. The difference is, direct action is something that will produce a result. Could I have begun the direct action of writing without the planning? Yes, but will I obtain the desired result without first researching the topic? Probably not. (more…)

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Infinite Possibilities: Conscious Choices

Conscious ChoicesThe course of our lives flows like a river. Any change in the environment changes the flow of the water, even something as small as a floating leaf makes a difference. Similar to a leaf in a river, every choice we make, even the smallest, will change the course of your life. We are constantly making choices: What should I have for lunch? Which of these companies is a good investment?  Where should we go for vacation? Everything we do follows from an earlier choice we have made. (more…)

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