Month: June 2013

Power Tip: It’s All Relative

It’s all relative. How good is good enough? As Og Mandino once wrote in “The Greatest Secret in the World“, (a book I highly recommend) “The greatest secret in the world is that you only have to be a small, measurable amount better than mediocrity… and you’ve got it made.” Most folks are so focused on how LITTLE they can do and still “get by”, that it really doesn’t take a lot of work to

Power Tip: When in Doubt about What You Should Do …

When in doubt about what you SHOULD do, do what you want, even if it doesn’t seem logical. Our wants and desires are our primary source of Divine Guidance leading us to the manifestation of our beliefs. If you’ve already done the work to change what you believe in order to attract a better experience (and this is the critical point), then the only thing left to do is to follow your natural inclinations until

Power Tip: Do the Best You Can, and Let the Universe be Responsible for the Final Results

Do the best you can, and let the Universe be responsible for the final results. There is a general tendency for Life to move in an upward direction, bringing everyone to a higher level of understanding and fulfillment. As difficult as it can be to understand, even our mistakes and failures serve to produce positive results somewhere along the line. As long as you do the best you can do, there’s no reason to feel

Power Tip: The Universe is on Your Side

The Universe is on your side. Most spiritual teachings express this idea in one way or another. My own personal experience also supports this. I’ve learned that if things seem to be “too hard”, then I’m doing something wrong and I need to step back and get a wider perspective. When you get out of your own way, and stop trying to FORCE things to go according to YOUR plan, you find that the natural

Power Tip: We All Need a Little Help from Time to Time

We all need a little help from time to time. No matter how high a person rises in life, everyone needs a little help from time to time. There’s 2 ways to use this information. First, don’t be hard on yourself when you need help. Realize that it’s okay to ask for help when you need it. Also, if you want to get the attention of someone you admire, find a way you can help

Power Tip: Give Yourself the Freedom to be Yourself

Give yourself the freedom to be yourself. Personal development isn’t always about forcing yourself to accept others for being who they are while you lock down your own individuality to compensate. It’s also about giving yourself permission to express your own individuality so you can be the person you want to be. Affirm: I am at peace, free to enjoy the many blessings of Life, and it is WONDERFUL!

Power Tip: All People Have Something Wonderful about Them

All people have something wonderful about them. With some folks, you may have to look hard to find it, but if you keep looking, I promise you’ll eventually find it. Abraham Lincoln once said, “I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.” This has another benefit too. The more you know about someone, the easier it is to persuade them to your way of thinking. Affirm: People like me because I

Power Tip: People are Generally Reasonable and Willing to Help

People are generally reasonable and willing to help. Every once in a while, I hear someone express a desire for news stations to report what’s GOOD about the world instead of what’s wrong with it. On the surface, this sounds like a good idea, except when you realize the service that news stations provide. News stations exist to report on the 1% of events that stand out from the normal course of life. What a

Power Tip: People Tend to Respond to Joy with Joy

People tend to respond to joy with joy, to kindness with kindness, and to respect with respect. One of the easiest ways to make friends is to be friendly. By the same token, one of the easiest ways to gain respect is to be respectful. Sometimes we run into people who seem to have this backwards. They are like the old farmer waiting for a crop of corn before planting the seeds, or someone waiting

Power Tip: Power Comes from Taking Responsibility

Power comes from taking responsibility. Too many people go through life waiting for others to make decisions or to take action. They fail to realize that they can be just as capable of making good decisions and doing what needs to be done. Those who rise in authority tend to be the ones to take charge before anyone “gives” them the go-ahead. Be a go-getter and take charge! Affirm: Every day, in every way, I