6 Reasons to be Optimistic About the Future

Every day, we’re bombarded by horrible stories in the news and on social media. From natural disasters and terrible acts of violence to climate change, international conflicts, and more. No wonder so many people feel hopeless and depressed!

But it’s important to remember that for every problem we face as a society, there are many brilliant people around the world working on solutions. And some of these solutions are so incredible, they give me a great deal of hope for the future. It’s a matter of how to be optimistic that’s the hard part.

Here are 6 reasons to be optimistic about the future.

1. The Environment

As you probably know, deforestation is a huge problem around the world. Trees produce oxygen, remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and combat air pollution. And they help prevent flooding and desertification.

But in many countries, forests are disappearing at an alarming rate due to unsustainable logging and farming practices.

Well, one ambitious start-up company has decided to do something about that.

Biocarbon Engineering has developed a tree-planting system using remote-controlled drones that is capable of planting up to 400,000 trees a day! Right now, the company is involved in a project in Myanmar, restoring the country’s coastal mangrove forests.

But this technology can be used to restore forests all over the world – it’s really exciting stuff.

2. Recycling Technology

If you’re concerned about the amount of plastic garbage piling up in the environment, you’ll be glad to know that there have been some really exciting developments in recycling technology.

For example, companies such as Brightmark Energy in Indiana, and Renewlogy in Utah, have perfected the process of recycling ALL plastics, including the low-grade kinds that you couldn’t recycle…

And turning them into fuel and other high-value petrochemical products.

Best of all, they’re able to do this without causing any toxic emissions or additional pollution.

3. Plastic Alternatives

On top of that, there have been huge advances lately in the field of plastic alternatives. For example, this year at the London Marathon, instead of handing out plastic bottles, organizers gave runners water in edible pouches made from seaweed.

And there are companies creating single-use plastic items such as food containers out of biodegradable sugarcane fiber, hemp, cactus, corn, and even algae and crustacean waste from seafood processing plants!

All of these companies are dedicated to cleaning up our environment and solving the problems around plastic pollution and I think it’s going to be really exciting to follow their growth and impact.

4. Renewable Energy

Then there are the incredible advancements are being made every day in the field of renewable energy.

The cost of renewables — such as solar and wind energy — is dropping faster than experts expected, which means more countries are adopting it in favor of more polluting forms of energy.

In both Germany and UK, for example, renewable sources now regularly supply more than half of the country’s energy, while Costa Rica has been running almost entirely on renewable energy for over a year now!

So although we are facing huge challenges in terms of pollution and climate change, huge progress is being made on those fronts. And the same is true in terms of society.

5. Decreasing Violence

For example — despite what the news media would have you believe — did you know that the amount of violence and war we experience around the world has steadily decreased from decade to decade?

It’s true – if you look at the number of people who died from war and terrorism in the 1970s, it’s MUCH higher than the numbers today.

Same goes for violent crimes and property crimes. Both in the US and globally, those numbers have dropped significantly over the decades.

And yet if you watch the news, you’d think those numbers are skyrocketing!

6. Declining Poverty Rates

Meanwhile, the amount of freedom and well-being people enjoy around the world keeps on going up, and the number of people living in extreme poverty keeps on going down.

And more and more children have access to clean water, food, medicine, and education.

Life really IS getting better for the vast majority of us. It’s just that it can be hard for us to see, as most news stories tend to focus on the negative rather than the positive.

So the next time the news gets you down and you feel like everything is hopeless, remember that you’re seeing only one small side of the story. Amazing work is being done every day to find solutions to the problems we face.

And the stories are there if you look for them!

Here’s my challenge for you — take the time to do some research online to find ONE really positive news story that shows how people are working to make the world a better place for everyone. Then share that story with as many people as possible – Be a leader!

Being a leader of change gives you the opportunity to magnify your impact in the world and even transform the people you lead.

It’s time for us to focus on the solutions instead of the problems!

Leave one of your positive, uplifting stories in the comments below. Discover the Power of Positivity with this FREE Positive Thinking Guide.

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5 Parenting Tips to Raise Your Children for Success

Success is no accident, it takes hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.

For parents, success is something that children should be encouraged to achieve. However, in order for children to be successful, they must first be given the tools and habits that they need to benefit from the advice and words of wisdom from their parents.

Here are five parenting tips that will give you the guidance that you need to help your children be more successful in their current and future endeavors and it can improve your relationship with your child.

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“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

1. Set Goals

First, have your children set goals, no matter their age.

Goals are an incredible way to help your children achieve heightened levels of success. The goals that you set will need to be based on the specific needs of your child.

Younger children tend to thrive when they are given short term goals. It might be to “make the bed every morning,” or “read a book by the end of the week.”

No matter what the goal is, it should be designed so that they establish good habits.

2. Reward Achievements

It is important that your children are rewarded when they achieve their goals.

From giving them their favorite dessert to letting them play a game before bedtime, there are countless types of beneficial rewards that you can give your children when they achieve their goals.

Remember that the reward should match the level of the goal.

In other words, if your child achieves a minor goal, then they should receive a smaller reward. However, if your child achieves a major goal, then they should be given a larger reward.

The key to the latter strategy is to make sure that your child understands the different levels of goals and subsequent rewards. By understanding the system, your child can more effectively learn to not only achieve their goals but to also set goals of their own.

3. Create a Nurturing Environment

Create an environment where everyone shares their goals.

Success shouldn’t be a singular adventure.

Instead, success should be something that everyone can partake in and enjoy.

To create an environment that nurtures and supports success you can turn to a technique from the Kennedy family.

At dinner ask, “What is one thing you learned today? What is one thing you accomplished today?” These two subtle questions help children to recognize how they were successful in their own unique ways.

For example, they might have (successfully) learned how to solve a new type of math problem. They might have also climbed to the top of the rope ladder for the first time in gym that day.

No matter what thing was learned or accomplished, be sure to support your children as they discover the emotional and mental benefits of sharing their successes with the rest of the family.

4. Use Photographs

Using photographs helps to create a supportive environment. 

Using specific photographs help to support your children on their journeys towards new levels of success.

Have them keep two photos in their room somewhere that is visible to them.

The first photograph should show your child completing an activity that they are good at.

For example, they might be holding a soccer ball next to the goal, or they might be holding up their latest piece of art.

The second photograph should show a happy family moment. For example, the second photograph might show the entire family watching Fourth of July fireworks or smiling before taking the ski lift on a family vacation.

No matter what photos you choose, you want your child to look at the pictures and remember that they are talented, loved, and surrounded by people who support them.

Through two simple photographs, you can help your children have high self-esteem, which leads to greater levels of success.

Your children can look at the photographs and receive the positive affirmations that they need to know that they are both loved and capable.

5. Create Vision Boards

Have your children create a vision board.

Just as you look ahead to achieving new goals in your personal and professional life, your children should also learn to look ahead to the future.

Fortunately, you can turn making a vision board into a fun family event. Once the family creates their own Vision Boards, have a family vision board party.

This will allow you to learn about your children’s goals, as well as share yours with them. By getting them in the habit of visualizing, you can encourage your children to visualize their future successes.

Whether it is getting an A+ on the upcoming Spanish test, or getting into the college of their dreams, visualization is a powerful tool that will help your children succeed throughout the various stages of their lives.

The bottom line here is…

Give your children all of the tools they need to succeed.

No matter their age, you can use the above tips to help your children achieve new levels of success.

In addition to the above tips, you can also encourage your children in middle school and high school to read books with positive messages, attend meditation sessions that will help them to achieve balance and focus, and listen to motivational talks that will inspire them to achieve greatness.

The Law of Attraction is also a fundamental key to success that is important for you, and your kids, to understand. 

Through a cohesive system of setting goals, offering rewards, encouraging sharing, providing support, and embracing visualization techniques, you can help your children achieve heightened levels of personal and professional success.

Do you have your children set goals? How are you instilling success habits in them?

3 Stepping Stones to Better Habits

How many things do you do every day without even really thinking about it?

It’s so easy to walk up to the counter at the coffee shop and order a pastry to go with that highly sweetened coffee. Or, to flop onto the couch when you get home instead of taking a detour toward the rowing machine.

The power of habit can feel nearly unbreakable and it can feel incredibly hard to form better habits.

better habitsOur habits are patterns that provide comfort and familiarity.

But, I don’t have to tell you that not all of our habits are beneficial to us. Some of our habits leave us with problems like expanding debt or expanding waistlines.

Others can keep us in a holding pattern where we want to improve ourselves in many ways, but never get around to putting them into action because we’ve created bad habits.

Researchers who’ve looked at habits and patterns of behavior say that it can take 60 days or more to get rid of an old habit and get a new one to stick.

But, if you aren’t going at changing habits the right way, a bad habit can stick around longer than that …

Sometimes indefinitely!

If you want different results, you’re going to have to try different methods than you’ve used before.

Through my work with coaching and awareness counseling, I’ve learned a lot about what works.

The three stepping stones below are what you need to put yourself on the path to better habits and a happier, more fulfilling life.



1. Identify What is Holding You Back

The first step on the path is to make an inventory of the habits that are holding you back.

Be searching and specific.

Say you want to commit to getting a full night’s sleep every night. What’s keeping you from that now?

Is a late afternoon coffee habit interfering with your sleep? Are you gaining unwanted weight because you’re overeating? Are you having a hard time getting your eyes off the glowing screen of your phone when you should be unwinding instead? Are you not spending enough quality time with your significant other?

Figuring out what is causing the problem is a vital part of getting yourself to a workable solution.

Go ahead and make a list of the habits that have to go.

2. Use the Law of Replacement

You can’t completely remake yourself as a person in a single day. It just won’t take. You’ll get overwhelmed and then slip right back into the old patterns from before.

Instead, use the Law of Replacement to pick the ones that matter to you most. Choose which habits you will leave behind and what you’ll allow into their place.

Since you’ve identified some specific bad habits you wish to break, now you need to replace them with new ones that will keep you on the road to the sort of life you want.

If you are working to eat healthier and cut out junk food, identify the sorts of things you think you should be eating instead.

If your wish is to spend more time reading books and less time scrolling on Facebook, set some goals for how much you wish to read each day, each month and each year.

Breaking or establishing a habit isn’t a one and done maneuver.

Instead, it is a series of actions and commitments that bring about a gradual change in who you are and how you operate in the world. Having a plan and putting it into action every day can help you visualize what you want and bring it into your reality.

Creating a vision board and practicing daily affirmations will help you achieve your goals by keeping them top of mind.

Accountability is a big motivator when it comes to establishing healthy new habits. This is why I recommend making a public declaration of your intentions.

If you’ve told people that you plan to cut meat out of your diet, you’re less likely to give into temptation the next time you’re out with friends and order those steak fajitas.

When appropriate, you can also work with accountability buddies so that you and a friend both stay on the right path.

Remember to think with positivity and determination about your goal.

The Law of Attraction says that what we let into our minds is what we let into our lives. Discover that you are backsliding into defeatist patterns?

3. “Cancel, Cancel”

Use the “Cancel, Cancel” method to banish those negative thoughts.

If you catch yourself thinking, “I’ll never lose the weight” cancel that thought immediately by saying, “Cancel, cancel,” and replace it with a positive thought about achieving your goals instead.

If you backslide, just take the time to be grateful that tomorrow offers another chance to be better than you were today.

Over time, you’ll find that the better habit becomes the new, automatic one and that you are happier, healthier, and on your way to a new way of life.

What’s a bad habit that you have that you’d like to break?

3 Myths About the Law of Attraction [Busted!]

The Law of Attraction is the most powerful law in the Universe, however, some people scoff at the idea because they haven’t been able to harness it for themselves…

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A lot of the time people have trouble with the Law of Attraction simply because they have incorrect views of how it works and how to harness it in their lives. The Law of Attraction is very real, and if you truly learn how to use it, can change your life forever.

Don’t believe these 3 most common Law of Attraction myths and continue to keep yourself from experiencing true abundance in your life.



1. MYTH: All You Have to Do is Think About Something

The first myth about the Law of Attraction is that all you have to do is think about something and you’ll get it.

When the book The Secret was published which introduced people to the Law of Attraction folks got the wrong impression about how it works and the myth developed that all you have to do to get what you want is to focus your thoughts on it.

For example, many people think that if you want a brand new red Mercedes, all you have to do is focus on getting the car, imagine it in your driveway, write in your journal that it is yours and, voila! A red Mercedes will appear in your driveway.

Unfortunately, that’s only partially correct. And while this is part of activating the Law of Attraction in your there are a few other things you have to do.

Here’s what they are:

Ask the Universe for what you want 

Keep your thoughts positive and focused on asking for what it is you want to have.

Believe

This is where most people stop.

People think about what they want, they even focus on getting it through positive affirmations, vision boards, and journaling, but they stop there.

What you have to realize is that part of believing is taking action.

The simple truth is that many people simply don’t take action to make their beliefs a reality.

For example, if you want a career as a dancer, you will need to take the action of enrolling in dance classes and auditioning for a role as a dancer.

You cannot just ask the Universe for it. You must believe it AND take action to get what you want.

Receive

The final step is to receive. The Universe gives you what you need and you need to be ready to feel joy and gratitude when you receive what you have asked for. In order to receive, you must be willing to take action.

Realize that this may not happen immediately either. But don’t become discouraged. If you ask and believe, you’re on the path to achieving all of your goals.

2. MYTH: You Don’t Have to Change Your Thinking

The second myth is that you don’t have to change the way you think for the Law of Attraction to work. This myth stands in the way of having the Law of Attraction work for you.

You must change your negative thinking to positive thinking, and be sure you believe that you will get what you ask for.

You can no longer lament about what you don’t have. You must replace your negative thoughts with positive ones. Remember Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous speech? It was titled, “I Have a Dream,” not “I Have a Complaint.”

Take your focus off of how much you hate your job and want to quit. Think instead about all of the wonderful things that will happen in your life when you start your own business and are now doing what you love.

3. MYTH: The Universe Is Working Against You

The final myth is that the Universe doesn’t want you to achieve your dreams or that it’s not “meant to be.” The Universe is not working against you and hoping to prevent you from achieving your dreams.

Quite the opposite is true.

The Universe simply provides you with more of what you give it.

If you are vibrating from a place of judgment and anger, you’ll receive more of the same. When you live in a space of gratitude instead of a space of resentment or judgment, you will find things working better for you.

One reason for this is that when you concentrate on filling your mind with positive thoughts of gratitude, you drown out your negative thoughts of resentment.

These are various indications that the Universe is supporting your positive thoughts in order to provide you what you are asking for and to help you achieve your dreams.

It is a basic law of the Universe that like attracts like. When you are in a good mood, people around you seem to be happy and enjoying life. When you are morose, you find people being rude to you in the grocery store or exhibiting road rage on the highway.

Scientists confirm that the earth, and everything on it, is constantly vibrating at a specific frequency that’s unique to the object or person. According to the Law of Attraction, your thoughts and emotions determine your vibration.

Thoughts of sadness, anger, pain, confusion, and other negative emotions give off negative vibrations. You get back what you send out, so you get negative vibrations in return.

The reverse is also true. If your thoughts are those of happiness, joy, success, and peace, you send out positive vibrations and are rewarded in return with positive outcomes.

Ask for what you want by forming your request in a positive way, believing you will get what you want, and by taking action to help you in getting it. Then, be ready to receive.

Do you believe in the Law of Attraction? What can it do in your life?

4 Differences Between Bosses & Leaders (Which are You?)

Consider this question: Are you a boss or are you a leader? Understanding the differences between bosses vs. leaders will help you become a better manager, business owner, teacher, trainer, coach, parent, even a better spouse. 

To start off, when I say “boss,” I’m talking about the kind of manager whose leadership strategies are all about command and control.

Bosses want to be seen as the dominant force in the office and business and tend to “manage” their employees through intimidation and fear.

They have a very “top-down” way of doing things and think it’s more important to be in control of their team rather than to establish trust and inspiration.

Often, a boss’s management style is very rigid. There’s no nuance, no ability to see different sides of an issue.

The boss declares, “I’m in charge” and “I’ve decided this” and “I expect that” – without encouraging any input from their team. It’s the boss’s way or the highway.

Of course, big decisions need to be made all the time in business, and being decisive is necessary and important.

But when a boss insists on making all the decisions on his or her own, and never asks for ideas or feedback from the team, it makes employees feel undervalued, like they have no useful contributions to make. And that will make them feel discouraged and disconnected from the success of the organization.

Learning the four major differences between the two will make you an even more effective and respected leader.



1. Leaders Inspire

Leaders don’t command – they inspire.

Instead of making declarative statements of how things will be done, the leader asks for input and then provides a compelling vision that others are eager to get behind because they see their own ideas and input reflected in it. Leaders then give the team the tools, the confidence, and the support they need to do their best work.

As a result, they end up feeling more ownership and connection to the organization’s success.

2. They are Transparent and Open

Leaders are transparent and open. Bosses usually only tell employees things on a “need-to-know” basis. Information is power and bosses, often fueled by their own insecurities, will hoard and keep it to themselves.

They see information as currency, a commodity to be doled out to those who are worthy, and in return for other benefits.

It’s a short-sighted strategy and one that often breeds suspicion and distrust.

Transparency is a powerful leadership quality. That’s why leaders take a more open and honest approach to their management.

They understand that they don’t have all the answers. So they share what information they have and open it up for discussion because they know that sharing information and then seeking feedback and input from others invites new perspectives, new ways of thinking, and new solutions.

Leaders understand that people want to be valued. They want to know that their efforts, insights, and ideas are recognized and appreciated.

Leaders who practice open-book management (meaning that everyone has access to all the financial information- salaries, expenses, and profits) send a signal to their employees that they are an important member of the team, and that their contributions matter.

Not only that – they show that they’re open to and willing to consider multiple options and different approaches. What a powerful message to send!

3. Leaders Take Responsibility

Bosses tend to blame others when things go wrong. “It’s my staff who failed to get the job done, so it’s not my fault that it didn’t work out.”

On the flip side of that, bosses are also more likely to take credit for work that they didn’t do. “If it’s my staff that did the good work,” they rationalize, “then I deserve the credit for being in charge.”

The result of this kind of boss behavior is that it creates a culture of fear and uncertainty, in which employees know that the hammer will fall on them if the expected results are not produced. That’s no way to build loyalty, forge a positive work environment, or develop a team.

Leaders are different…

They take responsibility for everything that goes wrong and gives their team all the credit when things go right.

Leaders know that it’s their job to make sure the path is clear of obstacles so that the team can be successful. Leaders roll up their sleeves and get to work. They don’t just sit in an office, waiting for people to report to them. They make themselves available to solve problems, to offer support, or to jump in to help with the work.

4. Leaders Listen to Their Employees

Leaders listen to their employees and let them know that they’re being heard. Leaders care about the opinions and ideas of the people on their team. They encourage their team to express their thoughts without fear of criticism or judgment.

Not only that, leaders know that by listening actively to their team, they will be more likely to recognize patterns that emerge, address unspoken concerns that may exist, and provide the necessary clarity to help their team do their best work.

So, now that you know the difference between a boss and a leader, which one would you say you are? And what can you do to become an even more effective leader – in your office, your business, your profession, or even in your family?

Remember, the way you act and interact with others will determine whether you’re seen as a “boss” or a “leader.” I promise you that when you focus on being a true leader rather than an authoritarian boss, you will find it so much easier to earn respect and deliver better outcomes for your team and your organization.

Who are some of the leaders you have worked with, and what qualities did they have that made them such a great leader to work with? Take this free leadership quiz to uncover your inner leadership potential.

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What You Need to Know to Become a Successful Life Coach

Almost all of the most successful people in the world have something in common. They had a life coach, or mentor to help them along the way.

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By becoming a coach yourself, you can mentor others in your own area of expertise. You can use your own personal experiences to help and train others to success.

I’ve created a wonderful coaching framework that allows you to use your skills along with my principles to train anyone and I’ll tell you about it later…

The best part of coaching is that you can coach people in nearly every area of life. There are some very valuable reasons to be a life coach. When you see the value in it, you’ll realize…it’s not just for others. There’s a lot of value for you, as well.

So, let’s explore what being a life coach actually means, and why it’s the best decision you’ll ever make.

What is a Life Coach?

A life coach is like a mentor. They coach and help people by encouraging those people and showing them areas of their life where they might need to improve or look at things differently.

Just like a baseball coach helps you throw the ball better or swing the bat in the right way, a life coach helps you do more of the things that are important to you and do them better.

Being a life coach is a highly rewarding way to improve the lives of others and help yourself along the way.

What Does a Life Coach Do?

A life coach can do a lot of different things in many different areas.

As a life coach, you’re able to guide others through achieving goals that they never thought possible.

You’ll help others discover their limiting beliefs and heal the wounds that are holding them back.

On a day-to-day basis, interaction, positive reinforcement, and accountability are key areas where a life coach will be present.

Life coaching helps people improve their personal and professional lives. Whether they want to strengthen their relationship with others, move their business forward, or simply have more peace in their lives, a coach can help set, understand, and meet those goals.

Life coaching keeps people accountable, and give them the tools to see success and change their life.

Types of Life Coaches

In the same way that there are different types of sports coaches, there are different types of life coaches.

What are you good at? What would you like to help others succeed at?

Answering those questions can help you choose which kind of life coach you want to be.

Career Life Coach

A career life coach is usually someone who is or has been in a particular industry where coaching is needed.

Career life coaches not only will they speak the language of that particular industry, but they’ll also understand the kind of mentality that’s required for that field. Because they understand what’s needed, they can spot the areas where you’re having trouble and make breakthroughs in those spots.

If you want to work as a life coach, think carefully about the value you can bring to the table. What kind of industries have you worked in? How long did you spend there?

You want to give the best possible value to your clients, and you can only do that when you can truly offer the experience and information those clients need to succeed.

Nearly any person in any industry can benefit from having a career life coach.

Personal Life Coach

Most people look for a personal life coach because they feel that getting overall help with life, in general, will also help them have more success in their career.

They’re right…

So, what does a personal life coach offer?

In short, this type of coach is someone who can help someone achieve goals, overcome setbacks and obstacles, and help someone see blind spots in life where they’re overlooking something important.

You’ll help people when they feel like they just can’t get ahead or when they’re sabotaging themselves. Personal life coaches help people who feel stuck or are having trouble activating the Law of Attraction in their lives.

Helping people move beyond things that have been holding them back can be extremely rewarding. There is a satisfaction in helping someone who might be struggling and helping people realize things about themselves can help you realize things about yourself, too.

So by helping others, you’re also helping yourself succeed. What a great way to improve life!

Spiritual Life Coach

A spiritual life coach helps you connect with a higher power.

A spiritual life coach can help you understand how to better connect to the Universe so you can make the most of everything it has to share with you. If someone is having trouble with meditation, a spiritual life coach helps in that area as well.

Business Life Coach

A business life coach and a career life coach aren’t quite the same. As a business coach, you’ll show others how to bring in more income and improve the ability you have to make good decisions.

Some of the things that a business coach does?

They can create owner accountability. They can build actionable plans. They can help people succeed in areas of business where you may have struggled in the past.

You can also teach how to network with others in their field, how to form a mastermind group, and feel confident when you take your next steps.

It’s a great way to get more done, and to truly work smarter and not harder.

Life Coach Salary

The typical life coach salary range varies but it is possible to make over $200,000 a year from life coaching. Some of this depends on experience, but the coaching program you choose and how much dedication you put into learning and growing your business also matters.

How to Become a Life Coach in 7 Steps

Becoming a life coach doesn’t have to be daunting. There’s so much you can do to move toward coaching as a career. You can improve life for countless numbers of people throughout your time as a coach.

First, you need to be clear about why you’re here and what you want to help others accomplish.

Decide what you want to accomplish. Decide what you have to offer, and why are you uniquely qualified to offer it.

If you aren’t sure about the answers to those questions, finding your own purpose will be important before you begin to coach other people.

Let’s go through what it takes to become a coach and truly change the lives of others.

1. Inspire People to Take Action

Great coaches teach their ideas and concepts in such a way that it results in people actually taking action. It was Ben Franklin who said, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

2. Identify Emotional Blocks

Great coaches help their audience identify their emotional blocks and quickly move past them so they can achieve real and lasting results.

3. Create A-HA Moments

Most experts simply present and teach information. But great life coaches give people these “a-ha” experiences.

4. They Speak to All 7 Dimensions of a Person’s Being

Most experts speak towards a person’s head, meaning their intellect, their brain. They give them data, ways to do things, and so on. But a great coach uses a holistic training method to speak to all 7 dimensions of a person’s being. Learn more about each Dimension of a Person’s Being.

5. Create Transformational Experiences

You need to create transformational experiences because most experts out there tend to be forgotten. When people go to a lecture they tend to forget 80% of it within three to four days, and that’s if they apply it immediately. If they don’t apply it, they forget almost all of it.

6. Give People a Proven System

Most experts and trainers out there just give people information and advice, but transformational trainers give people a proven system that they can follow to achieve guaranteed results.

7. Build Your Training Business

My goal when I go into a workshop or training is to have those in attendance leave saying, “Oh my gosh. That was the best seminar I’ve ever attended. I got such value out of that. I’m going to tell all my family and friends to go see Jack.”

And when you set your training up with this goal in mind, everything else just seems to come together.

Online Life Coach Certification

Getting certified online through my Train the Trainer Online Program can be one of the very best options for anyone who wants to be a life coach. It can work with any schedule, and it’s also generally a fraction of the cost of most live training. In short, it’s far less expensive and you can do it on your own time.

That makes it easy to get involved with, and it’s something you can complete without breaking the bank. If you’re worried about not being able to afford to become a life coach, or not having the time to learn what you need to know, an online certification can be the answer you’re looking for.

The best part about getting certified as a life coach online?

You can get instant access when you sign up, so you can even start today.

You don’t have to wait any longer to start fulfilling your dream and helping other people fulfill theirs, as well. What a great feeling to get started on something that’s so valuable!

No matter your age, where you live, or what kind of education and work experience you have, there are people out there who can use your valuable skills.

Why Jack Canfield’s Training Program?

By choosing my Train the Trainer Program, you will have access to a proven methodology on how to inspire and transform others.

It’s like having me as your own personal coach!

You can get access to the program anywhere, anytime, making it easy for you to fit it into your schedule. You’ll feel like I’m right there with you, helping you through any questions you may have or new ideas you find as you move through the process of learning and your own transformation.

I teach “true life transformation,” which is more than just a surface feeling. It’s a shift that takes place down deep inside, and shifts like this come from the value and quality of experiential learning. You can take all the information that motivates you, and move it into action in order to see results – and as a life coach, you can teach others how to do the same.

Being a life coach will prove transformational for you, your career, your income, and your life. The value you get from it will also grow from passing it along to others and affecting their lives in positive ways. The more you learn about being a life coach, and the more you dedicate yourself to it, the more you can give a quality experience to the people you’re coaching

Learn More About The Benefits of a Life Coach Certification

There are a number of benefits to being a life coach. The largest benefit is the value you can give to other people and how you can help them conquer obstacles in their lives. Seeing their success brings joy and interest to your own life, and can help remind you why you’ve chosen to focus on being a life coach in the first place.

If you want to learn more about how you can become a Certified Canfield Success Principles Trainer and enjoy all of the life coaching success you’ve dreamed of sign up for my free webinar How to Transform Your Life and Career. 

 

If you don’t need the webinar and you’re ready to learn all about Train the Trainer Online click here.

 

Manifesting Money Using the Law of Attraction (It Works!)

Given the opportunity, everyone would love to accumulate more wealth, make more money, and live an abundant life. However, many people have a poor relationship with money. They have trouble manifesting money and wealth into their lives, and as a result, never achieve the financial success they desire.

manifesting money with law of attraction

The truth is that financial success starts in the mind and the number one thing holding many people back is their belief system concerning wealth and money.

With that in mind, leveraging the Law of Attraction is one of the most effective ways to change your beliefs about money into a belief system that will open you up to the prosperity that is all around you. But first, you must take some steps to really see it work to change your life.

1. Identify Your Limiting Beliefs About Money

In order to activate the Law of Attraction in your life, you must identify and change your limiting beliefs about money. Throughout our lives, since childhood, we’ve created limiting beliefs about money that we’ve internalized over time and accepted to be true.” You’ve heard these limiting beliefs before.

They’re things like money doesn’t grow on trees and is therefore extremely difficult to acquire, or the idea that money can’t buy happiness, or the limiting belief that you can’t be rich and be a good person at the same time.

Before you can begin leveraging the Law of Attraction, it’s important to first identify and address any limiting beliefs about money that you might have.

Once you see money for what it really is – an accessible, unlimited supply of a resource you can use in any way that you desire – it’s much easier to form the habits and mindset necessary to acquire wealth.

One great way to address any limiting beliefs about money is through the use of positive affirmations.



For example, if you realize that you view money as something that is scarce and difficult to acquire, you could use a positive affirmation such as, “I’m a money magnet. Everything I touch turns to gold”.

Other positive affirmations you can use are, “I am releasing any and all negative thoughts and emotions about money, and am happy and free to visualize my dreams”.

Or, “I am creating all the money I want and need to accomplish everything I want to do in life.”  

Try the affirmation, “I am making positive choices about what to do with my money and enjoying the energy of abundance that it reflects.”  

What you say to yourself becomes what you believe, and what you truly believe becomes reality. By using positive affirmations to combat limiting beliefs about money, you can develop a mindset concerning money that enables you to leverage the Law of Attraction.

2. Visualize Your Wealth as if You’ve Already Achieved it

The Law of Attraction dictates that the things you believe inwardly and project outwardly will be the things that you attract into your life. If you want to attract something such as money, therefore, it’s important to visualize it as if you already have it.

Visualizing a world where you have all of the money that you desire not only creates a mindset that is more receptive to financial gain, it also enables you to imagine what your life will be like once you have reached your goals.

This, in and of itself, can serve as a powerful source of motivation that will keep pushing you forward when things get difficult.

Visualizing money as if you already have it can also create an abundance mindset, as opposed to a mindset of scarcity.

One of the big reasons why the wealthy have no problem getting richer is that they see the money they don’t have as something that is both abundant and acquirable, while at the same time, seeing the money they do have as a tool that can be used to make more money rather than something that has to be protected or saved.

This type of abundance mindset comes naturally when you have a lot of money, but it can also be developed by visualizing money as something that you already have in abundance.

If you want to create a physical anchor point for your visualizations, try carrying around a hundred dollar bill in your pocket.

Simply doing this can make you feel wealthier and prevent you from ever being able to say that you are broke – and thus prevent the limiting mindsets that go along with being broke.

3. The Universe Will Provide You With More

Finally, remember that the Universe will provide you with more of what you’re grateful for. Never underestimate the power of gratitude.

Ultimately, the things that you are grateful for will be the things that you tend to pursue with the most passion. Truly being grateful for something also tends to eliminate any limiting beliefs you have, and will make you more receptive to new opportunities.

As you go about adopting a beneficial mindset regarding money that enables you to leverage the Law of Attraction, and don’t forget about the importance of gratitude.

Be thankful for the money that you have. Be thankful for every opportunity you get to make more money, and be thankful when those opportunities pay off.

No matter how much or how little money you are currently earning, an attitude of gratitude is essential if you want to earn more.

What are your limiting beliefs about money? Learn more about the Law of Attraction from this free guide.

6 Signs the Universe is Telling You You’re on the Wrong Path

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Everyone has a unique purpose in life, and finding and following that purpose is the key to creating a happy, abundant, meaningful and fulfilling life for yourself.

Sometimes, though, for one reason or another, you may unconsciously drift away from your staying true to your purpose, or you may think you are on the right path when really you’re heading in the opposite direction of where you intended to go.

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10 Life Purpose Tips to Help You Find Your Passion

If you want to be fulfilled, happy, content, and experience inner peace and ultimate fulfillment, it’s critical that you learn how to find your passion and life purpose. Without a life purpose as the compass to guide you, your goals and action plans may not ultimately fulfill you.

man wonders how to find your passion and life purpose while standing on mountain top

How to Discover Your Life Purpose

After working with more than a million people all over the world, I have come to believe that each of us is born with a unique life purpose.

Identifying, acknowledging, and honoring this purpose is perhaps the most important action successful people take. They take the time to understand what they’re here to do – and then they pursue that with passion and enthusiasm.

For some of us, our purpose and passion in life is obvious and clear. We’re born with a set of talents and through persistent practice, we develop our talents into skills.

My children are prime examples of clear purpose. It was clear from the moment they got on the planet what they were interested in.

One son wanted to draw all the time, and he is now in the art world. Another son was always tapping out rhythms on paint cans and dishes, and he’s now in the music world, along with one of his brothers.

My daughter is in the literary world, and my stepson is definitely in the business world.

My stepdaughter is also in the arts – she began singing and drawing when she was two. And my stepson is in the business world. He was making business plans and selling things to his friends by the time he was in middle school.

They all had natural talents that were clear indicators of what they ended up ultimately being passionate about.

For some people, though, it’s not as easy to identify a passion. You may even have asked yourself at one point or another, “What should I do with my life?”  “What is my passion?” or “What is my life purpose.”

Alternatively, you may enjoy what you do, but on deeper exploration, discover that you’re passionate about something altogether different than what you do.

Below I’d like to give you 10 tips to help you find your life passion and true purpose.

1. Explore the Things You Love To Do & What Comes Easy to You

We are all born with a deep and meaningful purpose that we have to discover. Your purpose is not something you need to make up; it’s already there. You have to uncover it in order to create the life you want. You may ask yourself, “What is my purpose in life?” You can begin to discover your passion or your purpose by exploring two things:

  1. What do you love to do?  
  2. What comes easily to you?

Of course, it takes work to develop your talents- even the most gifted musician still has to practice-but it should feel natural, like rowing downstream rather than upstream. I love to teach, to write, to coach, to facilitate, to train, and to develop transformational seminars, workshops, and courses. I love to bring other leaders together for conferences and to co-create new approaches to our work.

These things come easy for me. Although I invested many years in learning how to master these skills, I loved every minute of it. In other words, work is required, but suffering is not. If you are struggling and suffering, you are probably not living on purpose.

each of us is born with a purpose, quote by jack canfield

2. Ask Yourself What Qualities You Enjoy Expressing the Most in the World

First, ask yourself, What are two qualities I most enjoy expressing in the world? Mine are love and joy.

Second, ask yourself, What are two ways I most enjoy expressing these qualities? Mine are inspiring and empowering people.

I inspire people with the moving stories that I tell in my seminars and that I write about in my books, and I empower them by teaching them powerful success strategies that they can apply in their own lives.

3. Create a Life Purpose Statement

Take a few moments and write a description of what the world would look like if it were operating perfectly according to you. In my perfect world, everybody is living their highest vision where they are doing, being, and having everything they want. Finally, combine all three into one statement, and you will have a clear idea of your purpose.

Mine is “Inspiring and empowering people to live their highest vision in a context of love and joy.”

4. Follow Your Inner Guidance (What Is Your Heart Telling You?)

What if I told you that you have your own guidance system within you that can help you get from where you are in life to where you want to go?

It’s called your inner GPS. Your inner GPS is similar to the GPS system you use in your car or on your phone. It tells you how to get from point A to point B.

When you get in your car and are heading to a specific destination, what is the first thing you input into your GPS? First, it finds your current location. Once it’s determined where you are, it gives you directions to where you are heading.

For the system to work, it simply needs to know your beginning location and your end destination. The navigation system figures out the rest by the use of an onboard computer that receives signals from multiple satellites and calculates your exact position. Then it plots a perfect course for you.

All you have to do from that point on is follow the instructions it gives you to reach your destination.

Decide Where You Want to Go

All you have to do is decide where you want to go by clarifying your vision, then lock in your destination through goal setting, affirmations, and visualization, and then start taking the actions that will move you in the right direction.

With every picture you visualize, you’re “inputting” the destination you want to get to.

Every time you express a preference for something, you are expressing an intention.

A table by the window, front row seats at a conference, first-class tickets, a room with an ocean view, or a loving relationship.

All these images and thoughts are sending requests to the universe.

If you stay out of its way—meaning you don’t interrupt the process with a stream of negative thoughts, doubts, and fears, your inner GPS will keep unfolding the next steps along your route as you continue to move forward.

In other words, once you clarify and then stay focused on your vision (you can do this with a vision board or meditation), the exact steps will keep appearing along the way in the form of internal guidance, creating ideas, and new opportunities.

act as if you are already where you want to be, quote by jack canfield, man standing on a mountain at sunset

5. Be Clear About Your Life Purpose

Once you are clear about what you want and keep your mind constantly focused on it, the how will keep showing up—sometimes just when you need it and not a moment earlier.

You were born with an inner guidance that tells you when you are on or off course by the amount of joy you are experiencing. The things that bring you the greatest joy are in alignment with your purpose and will get you to where you want to go.

When you present your goals to the universe with all its powerful technology, you will be surprised and dazzled by what it delivers. This is where the magic and miracles truly happen.

Take some time to think honestly and openly about where you currently are in your life and what you want to do with your life.

What is your financial status? How are your relationships going? How is your health? And so on…

Next, think about where you would like to be.

If your life were perfect right now, what would it look like? What kind of job would you have and where would you be living? By continually doing this exercise, you’ll send powerful triggers to your subconscious mind to help you get there.

6. Conduct a Passion Test

Developed by Chris and Janet Attwood, The Passion Test is a simple, yet elegant, process. You start by filling in the blank 15 times for the following statement: “When my life is ideal, I am ___.” The word(s) you choose to fill in the blank must be a verb.

When Janet took me through the process, my statements looked like this:

  • My life is ideal when I’m being of service to massive numbers of people.
  • My life is ideal when I’m helping people with their vision.
  • My life is ideal when I’m speaking to large groups.
  • My life is ideal when I’m being part of a spiritual leaders network.
  • My life is ideal when I’m creating a core group of ongoing trainers who feel identified with my organization.

Once you’ve created 15 statements, you identify the top 5 choices. To do this, you compare statements #1 and #2 to identify which is most important. Take the winner of that comparison and decide whether it’s more or less important than statement #3.

Then take the winner of that comparison, and decide whether it’s more or less important than statement #4, and so on until you’ve identified the passion that is most meaningful to you.

Repeat the process with the remaining 14 statements to identify your second choice. Then repeat the process until you’ve pinpointed your top 5 passions in life.

Next, create markers for each of your top five passions, so that you can look at your life and easily tell whether you are living that passion.

For me, a life goal would be, “When I’m helping people live their vision I’m giving at least 20 workshops a year for at least 10,000 people total, and at each event, people are coming up afterward and saying, ‘You’ve really empowered me to live my vision.”

Once you know what your passions are and how your life will look when you are living it, you can create action plans to turn your dreams into reality.

7. Think About The Times You’ve Experienced the Greatest Joy In Your Life

Another technique you can use to help you identify your purpose is to conduct a joy review. Simply set aside about 30 minutes and make a list of all the times you’ve felt the greatest joy in your life.

(When I did this it was when I was a patrol leader in the Boy-scouts, when I was an officer in my military high school, when I was a summer camp counselor at a camp in Maine, my years as a leader in my college fraternity, my years as a high school teacher, when I was conducting workshops and training, when I was telling jokes, telling stories and when I was traveling.)

Then look for a pattern among all these times.

In my case, it was when I was teaching, and when I was inspiring and empowering people to go for their dreams and to have more love, joy, and abundance in their lives.

Since we know that joy is part of your internal guidance system telling you when you are on course, you can determine a lot about your life purpose from completing this joy review.

8. Follow This Example of Finding Purpose

One of my coaching students, a successful cardiologist, was struggling to identify his purpose. I suggested another exercise, and asked him to look back over his life and answer the question, When have I felt most fulfilled?

He shared three periods in which he felt the happiest and most fulfilled.

First, he told me about a time with his grandfather when he was growing up in India.

The second was his experience of playing with his own grandchildren.

The third was a time he spent vacationing on a sailboat.

When I asked him what was common to all three of these experiences, he told me that it was the sense of freedom that he felt.

Noticing that none of his three experiences related to his profession in medicine, I asked him to tell me about his most fulfilling experiences as a doctor.

The incidences he reported were when he had donated his services for free or for a lesser fee than his partners thought he should have charged. He shared about a time when he took a much longer time than usual during an office visit to support and encourage a family who were in fear of losing their father during an impending heart surgery.

Take Time for Yourself

As we examined his life further, it became apparent that he took very little time for himself. He was always on call, always working late, always over-scheduled with little or no free time for self-care. I asked him why this was so. He answered that people could die if he didn’t attend to them.

The problem became clear: By attending only to patients and never to himself, he was in a sense- dying.

To drive this point home, I asked him what he would do in the following situation: “A patient comes to you for an operation. If you operate on this patient, you will die. If you don’t operate on him, he will die. It’s him or you. What would you do?” He reflected quietly on this scenario for a long time, and then finally, he said, “I would choose to live, rather than die myself. It doesn’t make sense to kill myself to save others.”

This was a turning point in his life. He later told me that while he still wants to serve people, he now knows he has a right to take care of himself, his mind, his body, and his needs.

This cardiologist now places a higher value on doing what truly comes from his heart, not someone else’s.

you have the power to achieve greatness, take action, quote by jack canfield with rocky ocean waves

9. Align Your Goals With Your Life Purpose and Passions

We’re all gifted with a set of talents and interests that tell us what we’re supposed to be doing. Once you know what your life purpose is, organize all of your activities around it. Everything you do should be an expression of your purpose. If an activity or goal doesn’t fit that formula, don’t work on it.

Aligning with your purpose is most critical when setting professional goals. When it comes to personal goals, you have more flexibility.

If you want to learn how to paint or water ski, go ahead and do so. If your goal is to get fit and lose weight, move ahead with confidence. Nurturing yourself emotionally, physically and spiritually will make you more energized, resilient and motivated to live your purpose on the professional front.

However, don’t ignore the signs that your job or career is not right for you. If you dread Monday mornings and live for the weekends, it may be a sign that it’s time to follow your heart and pursue the work you long to do.

10. Lean Into Your True Life Purpose

Once you have gained more clarity about your purpose, you don’t need to completely overhaul your life completely all at once. Instead, just lean into it, bit by bit.

Start living your purpose a little more fully every day, and pay attention to the feedback you’re receiving from others and in terms of the results you are producing, and also to how you are feeling.

Breakthrough to YOUR Success with this Formula

You’ve got big dreams and ambitions. Now, it’s time to start acting on them while taking your life to a whole new level. I’d like to invite you to sign up for my free webcast called the Success Formula.

I continually ask my students the same exact questions I’m about to ask you:

  • Are you where you want to be?
  • Have you accomplished all you thought you would by now?
  • Are you enjoying the lifestyle, travel, weekends and leisure pursuits you’ve always dreamed of?
  • Do you want a more fulfilling career or business?
  • Could your relationships be deeper, more rewarding, and more meaningful?

If not, I’d like to challenge you to up-level every single aspect of your life, career, and lifestyle, STARTING NOW. I believe with the right tools, everyone can cultivate a mindset of success, and discover their greatest life purpose.

If you feel like you’re stuck, or you’re in need of a breakthrough, click the button below to sign up today for my free webcast, The Success Formula.

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The Power of Making a Decision

Every moment of every day, we make decisions. Sometimes those decisions are small and inconsequential, and sometimes those decisions are life-altering. In the end, though, the outcome of your day, your year, and your entire life are mostly defined by the sum of decision making and the actions that you take along the way.

decision making power of deciding

There’s power in making a decision – even when you’re not completely sure that it’s the right one. I promise you that once you realize the incredible impact that making decisions can have, you can truly begin to live your best life.

Decisions can be powerful, but they aren’t always easy…

To a degree, almost all of us suffer from decision paralysis at some point in time. Realizing the impact that your decisions can have is often frightening.

After all, if a decision is important enough to change your life, it’s understandable that you’d want to be sure to get it right.

The problem is that many people have a “deer in the headlights” moment when faced with decisions. Afraid of making the wrong decision, they end up not making a decision at all. However, not making a decision is a decision in and of itself – and it’s almost always the wrong one.

The inability to make a decision can leave you frozen in place when changes are necessary. It can also wreak havoc on your confidence, your happiness, and your overall emotional well-being.

Faced with the problem of decision paralysis, it’s essential to realize that – in almost every case – any decision is going to be better than no decision at all.

If you can push past the fear and doubts associated with making decisions, you can start taking control of your life’s outcomes.



Make Decisions Quickly

One of the best ways to eliminate decision paralysis is to make decisions quickly. In fact, many of the world’s most successful innovators and leaders owe much of their success to their ability to make decisions quickly.

When you make decisions quickly, you leave no room for doubt, worry, and confusion. Instead of wasting time worrying about all of the possibilities and trying to endlessly analyze every potential outcome, making a quick decision enables you to immediately begin devoting your efforts to following through on that decision.

If you truly commit to a decision, you’ll find that following through on it is much easier than you might have thought.

The Law of Attraction dictates that you will be able to manifest what you need to follow through on any decision once you have fully committed yourself to it.

Only by making decisions quickly, though, can you fully commit to them right out of the gate without letting doubt and worry kill your decision slowly over time.

Thankfully, making decisions quickly doesn’t have to be difficult. No matter what decision you might be faced with, the only thing you have to determine is whether or not this is something you want or need and whether or not it is worth committing your time to.

If the answer to both of those questions is yes, you have everything you need to make a decision right away. Any other questions or concerns that you might have will answer themselves along the way if you are committed to making your decision a reality.

Use the Rule of 5

Once you have made a decision, the next step is to bring that decision to fruition. It’s not enough to simply make a decision and hope for the best. A decision is only fully made when you dedicate your efforts to it.

The Rule of 5 is a great place to begin to help follow through on your decision. Following the Rule of 5 means doing five things every day that will bring you closer to your goal. Let’s say, for example, that you decide to start your own business. After you’ve made that decision, you should commit to doing five things each day that will help you get your business up and running. They don’t have to be monumental tasks. Major goals are accomplished one small step at a time, which is why the Rule of 5 is so effective.

Recruiting an accountability partner is another great way to further commit to your decision. It’s not easy to back out of a decision when you have someone that you respect and trust pushing you forward and holding you accountable.

Visualize Your Goals Daily

Picture, in your mind, what your life will be like and how you will feel once you’ve accomplished it. Visualizing your goal in this manner will serve as a powerful motivator by giving you a sense of the benefits before the goal is accomplished.

If you take steps such as these to commit to a decision and motivate yourself to follow through, you can set yourself up for success after any decision you make.

Have you ever been paralyzed to make a decision, and then decided to leap forward to success? 

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How to “Spring Clean” & Declutter Your Life

Is your life in need of some “spring cleaning?”

a garage full of clutter

Almost everyone has too much STUFF in their lives. Things we’ve bought but have never used, or things we used to love but haven’t used in years.

Gifts people have given us that we never needed. Old newspapers, magazines, and junk mail. Clothes we no longer wear. Broken, useless stuff that we’ve never gotten around to throwing out.

All of these things mess up our home and our office, disturb our peace of mind, and fill our world with useless clutter.

And that’s just the physical stuff! I’m not even talking about the way we fill our lives with too much “busy-ness” and too many unnecessary distractions that pull us away from the important things we should be focusing on.

So today I’d like to share five powerful spring-cleaning strategies that you can use to declutter your life at all levels, so you have more focus, clarity, space, and freedom to focus on what truly matters most to you.

I’m pretty sure at least one of these strategies is going to surprise you.



1. Declutter Your Home & Office

My first tip is to physically declutter your home and office.

Put everything you own through the “Love it, sell it, or toss it” test.

If you don’t absolutely love it, then sell it, or toss it.

Giving it to someone who might love it or need it, or recycling it are also options, of course—as long as you get it out of YOUR home or office.

I encourage you to be ruthless with this.

I know it can be hard to let go of old things, especially when you have positive memories attached to them.

But remember, the memories of your childhood aren’t going to disappear just because you give away a bunch of old books, games and broken toys!

Release them with gratitude, and enjoy the space that opens up in your life when they’re gone.

Because when you get rid of the things you don’t want or need, you create more space for the things you DO want and need.

And I guarantee that when you create the space for them, they will begin to show up. It’s pretty magical.

2. Declutter Your Thoughts

My next tip for you is to declutter your THOUGHTS.

Our homes aren’t the only things we fill with too much “stuff” we don’t need.

We could say the same thing about our minds.

We cram our heads full of so many useless or even harmful thoughts that don’t serve us in any way.

We read too much gossip about celebrities.

We get caught up in the negativity of the news cycle.

We watch TV shows that don’t uplift, enlighten or educate us in any way.

We spend too much time listening to our “inner critic,” who tells us we’ll never be good enough or worthy enough to achieve our dreams.

And so our minds become crowded with useless, self-defeating thoughts that hold us back from showing up as our best selves.

A great way to declutter your mind is with the practice of regular meditation.

I am a huge fan of daily meditation – I can honestly say it’s changed my entire life.

You’ll discover that the more you meditate, the more you’ll find yourself no longer giving any attention or power to your negative thoughts, and focusing instead on inspiring, motivating and uplifting thoughts that spur you on to do your best.

3. Declutter Your DIET

My next powerful decluttering strategy is to declutter your DIET.

Many of us consume too much food and drink that doesn’t give us the nourishment and nutrients we need to thrive.

And when you fill yourself up with too much unhealthy food or drinks such as sugar-laden desserts, soft drinks, pastries or alcohol, you rob yourself of the vitality you need to accomplish your goals and achieve more in life.

So I encourage you to spend some time reviewing your eating and drinking habits and look for ways to eliminate the food and drinks that aren’t serving your nutritional needs – and replace them with healthier options that will give you more energy and improve your mental and physical well-being.

4. Declutter Your Friends

My next piece of advice is to declutter your FRIENDS.

Take time to examine who are the people in your life who are always dragging you down and preventing you from showing up as your best self?

I’m talking about the kind of people who are always negative and never support or encourage you.

Maybe they laugh at your dreams and say that you’re crazy for having them.

Or maybe they’re always wanting you to slack off or indulge in your “bad habits” because they’re somehow threatened by your desire to improve yourself.

I encourage you to eliminate people like this from your life, or at the very least seriously limit your exposure to them, because they are holding you back from unlocking your full potential.

And I guarantee that when you get them out of your life, you will find it so much easier to attract the kind of people who WILL give you the support and encouragement you need to stay on track toward your goals and good habits, and create a life you love.

5. Declutter your Goals and Dreams

Finally, my last piece of advice is to declutter your GOALS and DREAMS.

By that I mean, take a good hard look at all the life goals you’re currently pursuing.

Chances are you can’t achieve them all at once.

For example, you may not find it possible to write a novel and take your family to Europe and save money for your child’s university education AND start a new business, all in the same year!

So think about which goals or dreams make the most logical sense to achieve FIRST – because once they’re accomplished, they’ll make it so much easier for you to achieve the next one and then the next one – and then focus on completing those few goals before you put any more effort into the rest of the big goals on your list.

This doesn’t mean you should give up on the rest of your goals — it just means figuring out how to achieve them strategically, in the order that makes the most sense for your life.

Because when you focus your energy and intention toward accomplishing one big goal at a time, you will find it so much easier to attract what you need to achieve that goal, as well as faster than you thought possible.

I want to encourage you to use these tips to “spring clean” your life and make sure 2019 is a year in which you accomplish amazing things.