Year: 2012

How to Truly Make a Difference With Your Holiday Gifts

The holiday gift-giving season is once again upon us. Everywhere you look you see ads offering special deals and urging you to “Buy Now and Save!” And while it’s a great thing to show others how much they mean to you with a gift of some kind, how do you know when you’re buying the RIGHT gift. There are several reasons for wanting to buy gifts. For some folks, the reason is selfish, and the

Why Gratitude Attracts Abundance

Gratitude has long been known to produce abundance in every area of life. Everyone who teaches abundance refers to it in one way or another. But exactly WHY does it work? Most folks, including those who teach abundance principles can’t tell you because they don’t know. The reason is pretty simple, actually. Gratitude works to attract abundance because when you are in a state of gratitude, you are in harmonic resonance with the Divine Essence

Secrets of Happy, Healthy Relationships

For many people, the whole reason for reaching for unlimited success is to attract and maintain high-quality relationships. As you might expect, the secret to successful relationships starts with the foundations we’ve been discussing these last few weeks. A strong sense of self-esteem is essential. So is having lots of self-confidence. And when you’re motivated and productive, you can easily set aside the time required to build and maintain happy, healthy relationships. So in this

Taking It to a Higher Level

On one level, everything we’ve discussed these past few weeks could be considered self-mastery. Gaining control over your self-esteem, self-sufficiency, confidence, motivation, and productivity takes some degree of self-mastery. However, there’s another level of self-mastery. A higher level. When you take your self-mastery to a higher level, you gain an incredible number of benefits, such as more harmonious relationships, greater prosperity, more free time, and greater peace of mind. There is also a spiritual benefit

Finding More Time for the Things You Love

The topic for today is productivity. There are actually several techniques that can help you get more done in less time, so you can spend more of your time doing the things you WANT to do. Now, before we dive into the advanced techniques, let’s make sure the basics are covered first. As you have probably already experienced, whenever you increase your self-esteem, self-sufficiency, confidence, and motivation, your productivity naturally goes up as well. When

Natural Motivation

Primarily, how to motivate yourself to do those things you know you need to do if you are to successfully reach your goals. One thing we’re NOT going to talk about is listening to high-energy speakers who merely serve to get you all excited about success, and then leave you without any direction for achieving it. This is all well and good, and works well when you ALSO have a workable plan for achieving your

How to Develop Self-Confidence

So far in this series, we’ve talked about the power of prayer, the value of self-esteem, and the topic of self-sufficiency, which is the ability to go after your goals without being held back by depression, anxiety, or dependency. These 3 topics form a starting point — a foundation — upon which the structure of unlimited success is built. Today, I want to talk a little about self-confidence. As you may recall, one of the

A Taboo Subject

A topic rarely talked about, yet incredibly important when thinking about reaching for unlimited success is the topic of self-sufficiency. In fact, the topic is pretty much taboo among those who strive to “think positive.” Unfortunately, it is their fear of dealing with the subject which keeps them from experiencing unlimited success. Once again, let me define my terms. What I mean when I use the word, “self-sufficiency” is the ability to go after the

The Value of High Self-Esteem

Today I’m going to talk a little about self-esteem, or as some people call it, self-worth. Of course, if you want to get technical, you could argue that self-esteem is how you FEEL about yourself, whereas self-worth is a judgement of your value. As I see it, these are 2 ways of looking at the same thing, because those who give themselves little value generally feel poorly about themselves, and those who feel good about

The 3 Keys to Effective Prayer

Whether you follow a specific religion or not, chances are that at some point in your life, you’ve faced a challenge so imposing, you’ve ventured a prayer, hoping that some Divine Being would hear it and help you. The biggest problem with prayer is that few people get any results from it. In fact, many people have gotten so frustrated by their lack of results, they’ve simply stopped praying, and may have even given up