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How to Make Yourself Happy Anytime! – In Seconds!

By Andy Shaw

Happiness is the goal of goals… It is what we do everything in life to attain. It is the elixir of life… We want to be happy… It is at our very core… It is our deepest need for us to ‘live well.’ It is at the very centre of our wellbeing.

So it is kind of important to control!

People stop feeling they can attain happiness, or their ego has convinced them that something they did in their past means that they no longer deserve to have any future happiness, then they commit suicide…

Happiness and being happy is therefore really, really important stuff!It is also important to know that happiness is just a choice. So you can be happy in the depths of despair just like you can be happy in the most joyous moments of your life… Basically it is just a choice.

When happiness exists you cannot feel bad at the same time, happiness switches on the light and darkness cannot exist in the presence of light. So all you have to do is learn how to switch the light on anytime and anywhere.

When you learn how to be happy in life then you can choose happiness instead of allowing darkness in because you unconsciously chose that instead. As just because you chose it unconsciously does not mean that you did not choose it.

So just before I give you how to do this in an instant, here is the most important thing to remember… Darkness and light cannot exist at the same time in the same place. So if you spend a lot of time sitting in the dark, then here is your light switch.First you have to become aware… You have to notice that you are not happy and you have to remember that you have in your possession a switch that can turn on the light of happiness…

Don’t underestimate the power of this, don’t let its simplicity blind you as your ego likes keeping you in the darkness… So it can sense that what I am about to give you threatens its existence… So if you’ve had enough of feeling depressed and unhappy all of the time then I suggest you pay very close attention.

When you have noticed you are not happy then you can use this sentence to switch on a light … I suggest you use it when you feel depressed, angry or frustrated once or twice before you judge the worthiness of this tool I am about to give you, otherwise you are going to discard one of the crown jewels of mind control – By the way, judgement is weakness, observation is power… Something you may wish to consider.

When you are unhappy say to yourself, ‘I choose to be happy now.’

That’s all… Say it to yourself out loud now and feel the power of it if you can. I choose to be happy now.

Feel how it can instantly turn on the light of happiness. This is all you need to turn the feeling around in an instant and as I say, don’t underestimate the power of this because it is so simple.

This is just part of the law of least effort, where the simple easy techniques are the ones which produce the greatest results. If you want to see how powerful this is, just apply this today whenever you feel, angry, depressed, or just a little frustrated, as you may be present enough to remember to do it then.

See the power of it then come and read this again and you’ll be reading it with a different attitude, the next time you’ll be reading this knowing that this really works!

However, if you got it… and I mean you really got it!

That the power in those six small insignificant words really can change your life.

Source: Andy Shaw’s A Bug Free Mind

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Nine hard-learned tips for success

By Shannon Panzo

My own experiences have forged my step-by-step progression from failure to success. I have learned to value failure and appreciate success. I have found that my biggest failures in life have led to my greatest successes. These are the steps I take when overwhelming adversity strikes in my life. I look forward to sharing this hard-earned secret with you.

My story started when my wife and I decided to diversify into a different business. The money needed to support the project came from our property equity over and above our ‘comfortable’ payments. Walking the “path” with all the positive thoughts in the world, we were given a multitude of promises and guarantees, even in writing. We were about to learn a big and expensive lesson.

At the end of the day, we felt much betrayed. The business that would fund the extra payments and more became a ‘money pit’. People that vowed to come to our aid turned a blind eye to us. We were left utterly alone to deal with our problems.

Justifiably so – we created these problems. They were ours to solve.

I have learned along the way that failure is riddled full of success, if you open your eyes to it. Even though most people would count our venture as failure, it was the start of our ‘adventure’ to get a grip, and swing it all back around. Objectively speaking, it is our finest moment.

To come back from this type of overwhelming adversity in the present economic climate is utterly amazing. So many things that could have sunk our battleship along the way have not presented themselves. We dealt with situations that came up. But, we always seemed to come up on top. We have been blessed time and time again.

The Fight is Engaged:

If you find yourself at the bottom of the stack and you are retching because you feel that you have been kicked in the gut from all directions – that is where we were. We decided to ‘fight’! But we decided to fight in a different way. We decided to take advantage of the many years I was teaching others Brain Management to pull oneself out of the wringer. It was time for me to employ the same methods myself. Here are just some of the things we did:

FOCUS – We decided what we wanted – our ‘target’ at the end of the tunnel we could focus on achieving. (We verified our target with subconscious feedback to make sure that it is in our Divine Order.) Even when you are compelled to take care of other things that crop up, you still need the determination to go right back to your focus. Your focus on the target will become so severe, that nothing will get in the way. You may lose some of the battles along the way, but you don’t lose the war.

FORGIVE – Most people don’t like the idea that someone has betrayed you or gotten something over on you, if you don’t forgive them without reservation; it keeps draining your energy. At these critical times, you need all the energy you can muster, and more. So, yes, we forgave them.

We also forgave ourselves. This step is just as important. Whether you feel you were to blame does not matter. Just making sure that energy path is clear can make all the difference, and often does.

INFORMATION – Information, or the lack thereof, can be critical for the decision-making process. To support decisions you must gain access to a tremendous amount of information in a very short amount of time. Reading, even speed reading takes too long.

DIRECTION – What direction we were going to take to accomplish our goal? We programmed and prayed for the guidance and strength to see us through. Whether it be God or Universal Consciousness, we accept the cards we have been dealt and we have taken up the gauntlet to create the path to reach our objective.

PAIN – By accepting pain will be associated with our chosen path, we gain a certain amount of clarity and a sense of control over our environment, while reaching our primary goal. Pain comes in many different forms–our biggest pain was financial.

PASSION – Fully accept it and embrace it – all of the lessons, successes, and failures alike to achieve your objective. We personally have many driving forces to keep on track. Some of these have emotional ties. If you need to gain this, then create it. You will find, if your objective is important enough, the emotional ties will already be there – and they will be STRONG.
“That which does not kill you, makes you Stronger!” Neitzsche

LAW OF ATTRACTION – Working within the Law of Attraction and eliminating as much information that is contradictory to achieving our objective. If you used to watch TV shows with negative content, turn them off. If people are not supporting your decision as to how you have been guided and chosen, then limit your communications with them. You will find that good intentioned friends and relatives are the first to suggest for you to give up because it’s too hard. They are NOT you, and they are not walking your path. The people you choose to gather around you in times of need can be scrutinized by this:
“If they are not part of the solution, then they are part of the problem.”

Whenever you are the person within the struggle, EVERYTHING matters. Every piece of information, especially from loved ones, counts. But you cannot afford to be persuaded off your path if you want to achieve your goals.

LEARN – Learn from your mistakes. Do your best not to fall into the same trap. When you traverse failure, you learn lessons. When you apply those lessons learned, you gain wisdom and success. Never stop learning.

OPPORTUNITY – When 1 door shuts, 100 others open! You must be ready for these opportunities. They have been our life-saver in rough seas. It wasn’t just 1 opportunity; it was and is many combined to create a cumulative effect. The momentum keeps growing. If one thing starts dropping off, something else picks up. It all takes good focused effort. You still need to participate if you are ever going to reach your goal. If the goal is not worth your participation, it is not a worthwhile goal.

So, with those hard-learned tips in mind, I urge you to raise yourself up, you’re your focus, and never give up on reaching your objectives. Know that you will gain your goals, too.
Have a Great Journey!

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What Is Your One Big Thing?

By Phil Cooke

“I’ve found that the most effective and successful way to cut through the clutter of competition…is to simply be remarkable at One Big Thing.”

In a cluttered and distracted world, it doesn’t matter how great your idea is—because if no one’s listening, you’ve failed.

It doesn’t matter if your idea can change the world if the world isn’t paying attention.

So what’s the answer? How do you break through? How do you or your ideas get noticed?

While researching and writing my new book, One Big Thing: Discovering What You were Born to Do, I realized that in today’s distracted, digital culture, when it comes to getting businesses and nonprofit organizations noticed, it takes singular, brilliant execution.

In other words, they do “One Big Thing” extraordinarily well. In today’s hyper-competitive, distracted, cluttered, ADD culture, the best way to get noticed is to be incredible at one thing. For more than 30 years, my work has been helping nonprofit organizations tell their stories. And after three decades, I’ve found that the most effective and successful way to cut through the clutter of competition from other organizations, products, and messages, is to simply be remarkable at One Big Thing.

It’s the same for you. In a distracted, hyper-competitive world, you can’t just be decent at a number of different tasks. Too many people are pretty good, and that doesn’t get you on the radar.

People don’t pay for OK; they pay for great.

It’s important to keep in mind that once you’re successful—once you’ve made it to the top—you can do anything you want. The Salvation Army, for instance, is a global organization that features programs and outreaches to the homeless, disaster relief, human trafficking, poverty, the elderly, those struggling with pornography, youth camps, and much more. It reaches into every corner of need and is making a remarkable impact around the world.

But when William Booth began his ministerial career in 1852, he focused on one thing: reaching the outcasts. Thieves, prostitutes, gamblers, and drunkards were among his first converts to Christianity. As the Salvation Army website says: “To congregations who were desperately poor, he preached hope and salvation. His aim was to lead people to Christ and link them to a church for further spiritual guidance.”

Today, The Salvation Army is one of the largest social service organizations in the world—even launching SAVN.TV—a remarkable, video driven web strategy that is taking them into the digital age.  But William Booth started with one noble cause and was remarkable in his commitment.

For Don Stephens, it was building a floating hospital that became a global organization called Mercy Ships. For Jackson Pollock, it was discovering how splatter could transform his art career.

For Steve Jobs, it was combining design elegance into a computer interface. For Truett Cathy, it was creating the perfect chicken sandwich. For Dean Koontz, it was writing thrillers.

For Jeff Bezos, it was selling books online. For Guy Kawasaki, it was empowering people. For Allison Krauss, it was bluegrass music.

Once they became successful, they could do anything they want. But to get noticed, they focused on One Big Thing.

What about you? What is the One Big Thing you were born to accomplish?

Phil Cooke, an internationally known writer and speaker, has produced media programming in nearly 50 countries around the world.

Culled from CharismaNews

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Rule Your World With Talent

By Ogbo Awoke Ogbo

“The London Summer Olympics is a parade of the finest athletes on earth. They play while billions of us stand still to watch, awed by their magnificent maneuverings of the same human body as ours. They rule their world.”

The business tag line of a popular Nigerian telecommunications company is so captivating I can hardly get it off my mind: “Rule Your World.” As far as business promotion goes, that works. But as for how the universe works, you will never rule the world with a mere gadget. Rather, I have seen people ruled by their gadgets. They never get their thumbs off BB nor unplug their head phone to participate in a meaningful conversation.

However, you can rule your world with passion. You can rule the world by discovering your divinely ordained purpose, and applying your talents and abilities.

I have always been fascinated by people with talent. Every Hall of Famer is a person of talent. Every Nobel, Oscar or Academy award is an affirmation of talent. Every roll call of greatness in various fields has the common element of talent. The London Summer Olympics is a parade of the finest athletes on earth. They play while billions of us stand still to watch, awed by their magnificent maneuverings of the same human body as ours. They rule their world.

When Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian with 20 medals, and whom Sports Illustrated claimed to be “universally recognized as the greatest swimmer in history,” arrived London, the world stood at attention. Pat Forde,Yahoo! Sports’ national college columnist, reported Phelps’ interview this way: “Phelps had his own press conference here … playing to an auditorium jammed with journalists from around the world. That is standard operating procedure at the Olympics for Phelps; when you’ve won 14 gold medals, you can have the stage to yourself.”

Do you own a press conference? Ruling the world, having the stage to yourself, is a standard operating procedure for men and women of talent. King Solomon of old once noted, “Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.” I have often marveled at the high places to which talented Nigerian comedians are invited to perform. Talent takes them to presidential villas around the world. Talent is a neglected source of power.

Does everyone have talent? How may you discover yours? What should you do with your talent? Talent is like a seed. Everyone has it but it must be planted before it can yield a harvest. Be authentic. Stop being like other people.  Know thyself. Your talent is your cutting edge. Find it, build it, use it, and rule your world.

“I have often marveled at the high places to which talented Nigerian comedians are invited to perform. Talent takes them to presidential villas around the world.”

Copyrights 2012 © by Ogbo Awoke Ogbo

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#Ogbo Awoke Ogbo is a motivational speaker, corporate team builder and business coach. He hosts Healthy, Wealthy & Wise show on STV (DSTV Africa Channel 131) every Wednesday morning during Today on STV from 7:30 am). Ogbo can be reached at coaching@giantthoughts.com

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Taxi driver who returned passenger’s N18m gets rewards

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) on Thursday gave a taxi driver, Mr. Imeh Usuah, a N30,000 award in Abuja for returning N18 million left in his car by a passenger.

NOA Director-General, Mr. Mike Omeri, said these in Abuja while giving the award of N30,000 to Usuah for his honesty and patriotism by returning N18 million to the rightful owner.

The taxi driver was  given an award for his courage to do the right thing when most people would have seen the money as a way to enrich themselves.

Omeri said every Nigerian who does good deeds will be honoured by the agency.

The NOA DG, who eulogised the exemplary life of the taxi driver, said every Nigerian “who toed the path of honesty and displayed a rare integrity must be celebrated.”

Omeri said the award would be given to any Nigerian, irrespective of status or class that showed act that depicted the values and culture of Nigeria.

The DG said that those harbouring a negative idea about Nigerians should change their impression, adding that peace, honesty and love should be taken as “a Nigerian factor.”

He said that for Usuah, a taxi driver, to have returned N18 million showed that Nigeria still had men and women of integrity.

Usuah, who plies Airport Road, Abuja said he was at the car wash when he discovered there was a bag left behind by a man he had earlier dropped off at a hotel.

He said he immediately returned it.
“My mind went back to the man whom I dropped at the hotel and I immediately alerted my chairman.

“He instructed me to go back to the place where I dropped him. I saw him and delivered his bag to him,” the taxi driver said.

Mr. Oche Elias, who represented the Minister of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah, said it was a rare display of honesty.

He added, “”It was a huge act of integrity and trust exhibited by Usuah.”
He said that with that act, the country’s image was being corrected. He also urged all Nigerians to be involved in the management of the country’s image.

Elias said the aviation ministry would organise a dinner in the taxi driver’s honour to show to the world that integrity pays.

Source: Punch

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