Archive for September, 2011
Keeping Yourself Inspired & Informed
The people we listen to, hang out with and learn from make a huge difference in our lives.
I mean, it makes sense, really.
If you hang out with whiners, complainers and do-nothing-muchers, it’s natural that you’ll take on some of their energy. But do you want that in your life? I don’t!
So, for many years now, I’ve made a point of gravitating towards positive people, and to learning from ‘the masters’ who have accomplished what I want to do. (And now I’m also being that ‘master’ for other people!)
One of the mentors I’ve followed for a number of years is Jack Canfield. Jack is a teacher in the best-selling DVD The Secret (Extended Edition), and he’s the author of the phenomenal book called The Success Principles(TM): How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.
He’s quite ‘linear’ in his approach (being a guy), but he just talks such practical common sense, and he lives his life with integrity, living by the principles he espouses.
For the past four years or so, he’s been holding monthly ‘Ask Jack’ calls, for free, whereby people can send him a question and he’ll answer it on the call. He dispenses heaps of sage advice, and stories from his own experience and that of people he knows, all to help you break through your blocks and get to ‘where you want to be’.
Anyone can listen to the live calls for free, but this year, Jack created the ‘Inner Circle’ club. As a member of the club, you get to download the MP3 audio recording of the call, so that you can listen to it anytime, anywhere. (I LOVE that!) You also get a monthly video workshop from Jack, and a recording of a private interview with featured guests (this month it will be Tim Ferris, of The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Richfame!). You also have access to a community forum, so that you can hang out with other positive people who are creating lives they love.
I’m a long way along my own personal development path, but I make it a point to keep learning, and to keep being inspired. As an old colleague of mine used to say, ‘every day’s a day at school!’.
If you’d like to join me (and Jack), head here to have a look. At only US$19.95 per month, membership is a steal!
It’s SO important to keep soaking up positive information and inspiration. Many of us grew up in a culture (and perhaps a family) that had limited beliefs that just don’t serve us, so ‘reprogramming’ yourself with wisdom from people like Jack (and, ahem, moi) is crucial. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that – if you’re struggling to create a life you love – your happiness depends on it!
Pop over to the information page, and check it out. I think you’re going to love it.
Gratitude Friday – 23 September 2011
Wow. Is it nearly the end of September? How did that happen?
It’s been a very busy time here at RRR Central, but, as yoozsh, I’ve made time to take a note of so many things that I really am so grateful for.
Here are a few faves:
- Our lovely neighbours returning safely from their long trip.
- Having our tax refunds deposited into our bank account.
- All the gorgeous chartreuse-green leaves that are unfurling on so many of Ballarat’s beautiful trees.
- My gran, aunt and little cousin coming out to visit us, and staying for a night. SO much fun. Giggles galore.
- School holidays arriving!
Care to share? I’d love to hear what you’re so grateful for this week. See you soon!
Christmas is Coming!
You may or may not know that Christmas is one of the Things I Love.
I know some people find that a bit odd, but I just love it! I don’t go crazily overboard, but I love the whole spirit and beauty of Christmas, and the rituals. It certainly adds to the richness of my life – does it do this for you, too?
I also love being organised, and planning ahead to make sure things have a great chance of working out the way that I want them to. (Control freak? Moi?)
So I was thrilled to stumble upon this brilliant ebook on the weekend. It’s called 100 Days to Christmas: a daily dose of inspiration & motivation for a meaningful holiday season.
The 100 days until Christmas actually started on Friday (16 September), but who’s counting? You can still catch up!
Check out the video below to find out more about it.
I’ve nabbed myself a copy of this ebook, and am loving it! So organised and inspirational, with heaps of links to checklists.
However, it does see Christmas from a US perspective (and it includes Halloween and Thanksgiving), which is a little different to how we celebrate Christmas here in Australia – but there are a lot of traditions we share with our US sisters and brothers, so there’s heaps of advice and ideas that are relevant.
I also prefer to focus on healthy food options for Christmas – we make a few traditional Christmas treats, but I’m always looking out for healthier alternatives that still taste amazing and have a festive feel. If you’re like me in that regard, you might want to check out Dr Ritamarie Loscalzo’s Healthy Holiday Traditions ebook. It has heaps of feel-good (and taste-good) healthy recipes for Christmas. My mouth is watering right now…
Right, I think we’re at ’97 days to Christmas’ on the planner, so I’d better get moving!
Gratitude Friday – 16 September 2011
Sometimes you have days where it can be difficult to think of anything that you’re grateful for, because something awful might have happened.
On Wednesday this week, my daughter Arabella slipped at school and broke her elbow, which required surgery. As awful as it was, I realised how quickly I was able to find the ‘silver linings’ in the situation. After the initial shock, my mind automatically began to look for the blessings. When you practice the habit of gratitude on a daily basis, it really does become a part of you.
Here are five of my ‘gratefuls’ for this week:
- Being able to be there to comfort and look after my little girl not long after she slipped and hurt herself.
- The amazing, beautiful care of all the staff we encountered at the Ballarat Base Hospital.
- My husband Darren offering to stay the night in hospital with Bella, so that I could get some sleep at home.
- Being able to reschedule this week’s call in The Living Rich Declutter program. (Thank you to all the participants for your understanding!)
- My wonderful friend offering to bring Evie home from school on Friday, so that Bella could stay at home and keep recovering.
Bella and I chatted about the ‘silver linings’ of breaking her elbow when we were in the hospital waiting for surgery. Her little face brightened as we spoke, and I loved knowing that I was helping to train her for whenever she faces challenges in the future. We may not like a situation, but we can definitely look for the lessons, and see and be thankful for the blessings.
Have a beautiful weekend, won’t you?
I’m in Love with My Watch
Well, I’m not IN LOVE with my watch, but I do love looking at it.
(Not in the same way that Roger Taylor of Queen is ‘in love with his car’.)
After I had my babies, I didn’t often wear a watch. Watches seemed to get in the way and needed to be taken on and off all day to avoid them getting damaged (or to avoid them scratching my babies).
I also had trouble finding watches that I liked. Much as I love silver, you just can’t read silver numbers clearly. And, much as I love pink, pink watchstraps don’t go with every outfit.
But now, eight years later, I’ve found the perfect everyday watch. It’s simple – clear, good-sized numbers, a watchband that goes with just about everything, a silver rim, and the perfect size for my wrist. I also think it’s pretty. I love looking at it. And that’s very good for my vibration.
I was reminded about Timex watches when reading A Cup of Jo blog post a while ago, and I also recalled that Timex is the watch of choice for many millionaires (according to Thomas Stanley in The Millionaire Next Door: Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy)!
And all for only US$24.95. See, you don’t need to spend a ‘fortune’!
Time for me to go, for now…
(If you’re interested in this watch, head here: Timex Women’s T2H331 Analog Silver-Tone Case Black Leather Strap Dress Watch.)
PS Do you have a favourite ‘thing’ that makes you smile whenever you look at it or use it? Leave a comment below!
Gratitude Friday – 9 September 2011
Friday, Friday, Friday – we love you. And now to reflect on the week that was… Here are five very special ‘favourite gratefuls’ of mine from this week!
- Getting some of my favourite natural soap from the Ballarat Fresh Produce Market.
- The honour of treating Darren like a king (breakfast in bed, lots of pressies) for Father’s Day – thank you for being such a sensational Dad to our children, Darren.
- My fabulous accountant doing our tax returns (Yay! Another tax refund to come!)
- Participants on The Living Rich Declutter program already making great progress through their clutter.
- Having a great talk with my Mum. Love you, Mummy.
If you’d like to share a few of the things for which you are profoundly grateful, then please do – just add a comment!
Decluttering & You!
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Would you like to finally clear your home of clutter, feel a huge sense of relief, and allow fresh, prosperous energy to flow through your home? Bringing with it wonderful opportunities?
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Maybe this is the spring/autumn cleanout you’ve been itching to do?
Come on! Let’s do this together!
Spring has Sprung!
I just wanted to share this beautiful picture with you.
My husband Darren took this photo at Ballarat’s Botanical Gardens yesterday. My daughters wanted to snap a shot of this cute little bee, and Darren managed to capture him, even though the little critter kept hiding!
The gardens are looking simply gorgeous at the moment.
Can you tell that I just LOVE spring?!
Enjoy the photo, and have a wonderful day, won’t you?
Much love to you…
Gratitude Friday – 2 September 2011
Well hello there! I’m bursting with gratitude this week – see below for my five favourites. (Feel free to add your own in the comments section.) Why not let the universe know you appreciate your riches of life?)
- Gorgeous hugs from my gorgeous girls. Being their mum is an absolute privilege.
- The support of my husband, Darren, during a week that was very, very busy for me. What would I do without you, my love?
- Having the honour of being a guest on Dr Ritamarie Loscalzo’s blog-talk-radio show.
- Kicking off the first week of my very special Living Rich Declutter program! (It’s not too late to register: head here for more…) I am SO excited about this program, and how it is helping women all around the world declutter their homes for prosperity.
- My wonder-tech-person, Jimmy Gilker, ensuring my start-of-month Your Abundant Life ezine was delivered to my subscribers, without a hitch!
As a special, extra note, I would like to thank the universe for bringing amazing people into my life, for ensuring I always have more than enough money, and for the beautiful blossoms on all the trees in my neighbourhood…