Archive for Life purpose
Money’s Deeper Purpose
Have you ever read Lynne Twist’s book called The Soul of Money: Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources?
It’s such a beautifully written, articulate, passionate book (I swear she’s channelling God), with such a powerful message. If you haven’t already read it, then you MUST do so.
Until then, I thought you might like to see the above 10-minute video (watch it while having your lunch!), which outlines some of the philosophies that appear in the book.
I’ve chosen some quotes from the video that especially spoke to my soul:
We can give soul to money in the way that we earn it, in the way that we spend it, in the way that we save it, in the way that we invest it, in the way that we contribute it.
We can move money… and keep it flowing towards the good, towards the highest, towards the deepest commitments of the human family and of all species.
You don’t need to have piles of money to be a philanthropist… we can use our financial resources to nourish the world in which we live.
‘Sufficiency’ is the exquisite experience of ‘enough’.
You can’t reach prosperity or abundance through the doorway of ‘more’. ‘More’ will always give you lack and make you want more, and then you’ll get it and it will suddenly become not enough and then you’ll want more. More always generates lack in your experience.
When you make a difference with what you already have, it expands.
Gratitude, gratefulness, thanksgiving, appreciation… and in that grace and space, everything expands before your very eyes.
The word prosperous comes from ‘hopeful’ and ‘full of possibility’ – pro-sperity.
If you struggle with money, you’ll love Lynne’s approach. We don’t need to chase money, nor should we squander it or hoard it. And money (a concept created by humans!) can be such a wonderful spiritual teacher.
What are you waiting for? Watch the video, and invest in the book!
Millionaire Mentors Share Their Wisdom
The process of creating and attracting money is actually a process of personal growth.
But, being a regular reader of the Rich Radiant Real blog, you already knew that, didn’t you?!
The million-dollar journey can be long and winding (if we choose it to be), but if we’re smart, we’ll follow the guidance of others who have gone before us. We’ll learn and apply some of their shortcuts, all while knowing that it’s OUR journey and we will still make ‘mistakes’.
I recently came across a phenomenal series of books called ‘The Millionaire Books’. These books follow the stories of ordinary Australians who have ‘created extraordinary lives for themselves and their families’.
I’ve loved reading this particular book (I’ve yet to try the others), because it chronicles the journey of each millionaire in their own words, giving us the ‘warts and all’ version of what they experienced along their journey, along with heaps of wisdom and guidance.
Do you know, a regular habit that cropped up frequently throughout the stories was that of people using vision boards and affirmations. See! They really work!
I think I’ll read the ‘Ms Millionaire’ book next – how about you? Do you spot any that pique your interest from The Millionaire Books’ series?
It’s so exciting to share finds like these with you. Hope you like this series!
Would You Like a Free Gift Every Month?
It’s a fresh new month, and towards the start of every month I send out a beautiful, full-colour ezine to my subscribers.
It’s packed with inspiration, tips and resources – and one reader has told me that it’s one of the only ezines she ever reads!
Do you receive it?
If not, all you need do is type your first name and email address into the boxes near the top right of this page, click on the button, and you’ll instantly become a Rich Radiant Real subscriber. (You’ll also receive a 22-page guide called 7 Ways to Recharge Your Vibration & Attract the Riches of Life.)
The ezine is called Your Abundant Life – your life really is abundant, and you can experience more abundance every day, should you choose to!
The next edition will sail into your inbox, like a beautifully wrapped gift, this coming Monday morning (that’s Sunday evening on the US east coast).
And did I mention that it’s free?
I’d love to have you join my community, so that I can send you news, recipes, ideas, tools and inspiration that don’t make their way to the blog.
See you on the inside!
Your Wish has Been Answered
It’s on again, and it’s for the last time.
Tera Warner is hosting the final WISH Summit (starting next Friday), and it promises to be full of inspiration and information that will help you become happier and healthier!
This summit started a few years ago in partnership with my friend Shakaya Leone, of Earth Empress, and since then Tera has continued to provide – for free – 40 days of wisdom every year, in the form of downloadable interviews with personal development luminaries.
I love plugging these MP3s into my iPod and soaking up the wisdom of these interviews while I tidy up around the house, hang out washing, go for a walk or drive to pick up my children from school. Perhaps that’s how you love to learn new information, too, fitting it neatly and easily into your life?
Speakers this year include:
- Lynne Twist
- Mary Morrissey
- Ocean Robbins (of Baskin-Robbins fame)
- Daniel Vitalis
- Nadine Artemis
… and so many more!
Topics covered include how to:
- have those ‘big conversations’
- look after your breasts
- empower the next generation
- create super-natural environments
- awaken your arousal
- breathe effectively
- get fit quickly
- go on the perfect ‘UN-diet’
- practice self-defence
- know which foods to eat to improve your mood
And the above is just a sample. I mean, really, there are 40 CALLS!
Remember, it’s the last time the WISH Summit will be held, so make the most of receiving the gift of this amazing, free information. I’ve already signed up! If you’d like to join me, head here to register.
Breakthroughs for Everyone!
I don’t often watch TV on a weekend afternoon, but I recently heard that Tony Robbins (the high-energy, big-heart, personal development guru who pretty much started the life-coaching industry) had a show on Sunday afternoons called ‘Breakthrough’.
So, of course, I had to watch.
And it is sensational. I LOVE it.
Have you seen it? Ordinary people who may have been suffering from an extraordinary, negative event in their lives are taken under Tony’s wing and given opportunities to have major, major breakthroughs. There’s quite a bit of tough love, but sometimes you need a little tough love in order to realise how strong you really are.
I think that everyone who watches this show can take away a fresh perspective that they can then bring into their own lives. I highly recommend treating yourself to an inspirational hour of TV by watching this show – just search online for your local TV guide and see when it’s on in your area.
Thank you, Tony, for bringing such amazing stories and inspiration to mainstream TV. (I believe Oprah’s OWN station is now running it? Go, Oprah!) Thank you for showing that WE are the responsible for the results in our lives, and that life can be phenomenal.
8 Ways to Actually Receive Your Goals in 2013
For those of us who like things organised into neat, orderly packages, there’s something special about being able to ‘contain’ our goals within the span of a year.
We get excited at the start of a crisp new year when we can say, ‘this year I will…’ or ‘this year I will not…’. And, at the time, we really mean it.
But please raise your hand if you’ve heard the depressing statistics revealing that most people fall off their resolution wagon before the end of January.
Don’t let that happen to you this year.
I’m going to give you eight golden tips that reveal how you CAN receive the goals you set for yourself.
But, you’ll ‘actually’ need to apply the tips! The word ‘actually’ features a lot here — you may already know a lot of these tips, but do you ‘actually’ apply them? (The act of ‘application’ could be the thing that makes all the difference for you this year.)
Here we go…
1. Actually realise that you’re worth it.
To quote Desiderata: ‘You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here’. You really are worthy. Believing this is at the core of your ‘receiving’ success. If self-worth is an issue for you (and it is for many, many people), then ‘actually’ spend time doing inner healing work.
2. Actually write down your goals.
This is a biggie. If you’re a self-development junkie you probably already know the anecdote about the Harvard grads who wrote down their goals being a gazillion times more likely to achieve them than those grads who didn’t write them down.
Writing down your goals takes them a step closer to arriving in material form. It really works. Have courage, and actually do it!
(Check out Jack Canfield’s fab book The Success Principles(TM): How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be for goal-writing tips.)
3. Actually make a commitment and stick to it.
Look, resistance is GOING to show up. Just expect it, face it, thank it and then push on through it. You already know that long-term change is going to be a bit uncomfortable. Or even a lot uncomfortable, for a while. But if you make a commitment and then actually stick to it, come hell or high water, you can’t help but succeed. Cultivating a high ‘EQ’ helps – see Daniel Goleman’s seminal work on this, called Emotional Intelligence: 10th Anniversary Edition; Why It Can Matter More Than IQ.
4. Actually practise extreme self-care.
As advocated by life coach extraordinaire Cheryl Richardson (this concept is also known as ‘exquisite self-care’, the latter being a term coined by Earth Empress Shakaya Leone). If you know you need more rest time, more reflection time, more yoga time, more nutritious food and more healthy boundary-setting, then actually make that happen. Again, you ARE worth it. How are you going to have the energy to take action towards your goals if you’re burned out?
5. Actually keep a gratitude journal.
Please do this. It makes such a difference to your vibration. Be inspired by my blog’s Gratitude Friday (or Saturday, or Sunday) posts, and gently begin to cultivate gratitude as part of your everyday life, in your regular self-talk. When you’re honestly appreciative of all that you have, watch the magic begin — even more ‘good stuff’ (including opportunities to receive your goals) starts to show up.
6. Actually create a vision board.
For many years I was afraid to create a vision board (also known as a dream board – but you can always create a booklet or scrapbook, instead), because I thought I’d feel crushed if I put my dreams out there in my field of vision and they didn’t come true. But I can’t tell you what amazing things happened once I finally got over my fear and actually created my first vision board.
7. Actually measure your progress.
This sounds a bit linear and boring, but it really works. And it can be hugely motivating. I recently gave up all forms of sugar for a period of time (including all fruit, which was a challenge), and every Sunday morning I recorded my weight and body measurements. I didn’t have a particular weight-loss or health goal, because it really was just a curious journey to see what effect sugar had on my body. But measuring results helped keep me on my sugar-free track, and spurred me on when I saw real progress being made. Sure, measuring takes a little discipline, but the payoffs are huge.
8. Actually declutter your home and workspace.
It’s such a relief to declutter even a small area. If clutter is a problem for you, actually make time this month to create headway. Positive energy will soon fill the space, and you really will find that doors will open at every turn when it comes to the other goals you’ve set for yourself. Head here for help, at a limited-time reduced investment.
So, there you have it. Eight golden tips. Will you ‘actually’ apply them? Will you ‘actually’ do what it takes to receive your goals this year? (I think it helps to start thinking of yourself as an ‘implementor’, as someone who just gets on it with it.)
The difference between a person who receives their goals and a person who doesn’t comes down to the simple (but not always easy) act of taking action, even when their resistance is strong.
You are bigger than your resistance, and I know you can do this. I want to hear all about your successes at the end of the year, OK?!
© Joanne Newell, 2013 Would you like to use this article in your ezine or on your blog or website? You certainly may, as long as you include the following at the end of the article: Joanne Newell, of Rich Radiant Real coaching, publishes the Your Abundant Life free monthly ezine, designed to inspire you to create the life of your dreams. For even more inspiration, head to www.richradiantreal.com to grab your complimentary guide called 7 Ways to Recharge Your Vibration & Attract the Riches of Life.
Do You Feel Lucky?
Wow, sometimes things happen in serendipitous ways. I’m not quite sure how, but today I came across a rather remarkable website.
I wanted to share it with you, because it speaks to our very humanity, and to the fact that (I believe) we are all here to love and help each other.
So here’s the (true) story: a young man was given a very large inheritance, yet, after initially going a little crazy with it and purchasing a seat on the space shuttle, he had a good hard think about how the money could be spent in ways that could help others.
He got a refund on his ticket, and set about creating the We are lucky project – he decided to give away £1000 to an individual every day, randomly, with the only proviso being that the recipient does something positive with the money.
I didn’t just want to share the money; I wanted to share the responsibility that came with it. I would take a few photos, ask a few questions and build a gallery of Lucky people and stories.
And so he did! To see how the lucky recipients decided to use their money (and the impact this project has had on them personally), head over to the We are lucky website.
To access each story, simply click on a photo, and then click on the small ‘Click here to read the story’ text – it took me a while to work out how to access the stories, so I thought I’d give you the heads-up! Some people have given the money to friends and family, others have used it to buy clothing for orphanages, and still others have donated to hospices. Imagine the ripple effect.
I love the quote by one of the recipients, Warren:
Even though people can spend the money on anything they want, the vast majority give it away to someone or an organisation that needs it more. Kinda shows that people are intrinsically good.
LOVE that. Love this project.
It’s my belief that we truly are all ‘lucky’ and can all spare some time or money for kindness. We don’t need a huge inheritance to create random or even planned acts of kindness.
PS Thank you so much to the lucky benefactor who put so much thought and humanity into his decision to create such an amazing project…
It’s a Game That You Can Win!
Last year I invested in a world-class program led by an inspirational woman who is helping people all over the planet transform their lives.
If you’re an entrepreneur who realises that the challenges that come to you in life are for you to learn from, and that you really are the one in control of your mindset, then you’ll love this program as much as I do.
Fabienne Fredrickson of Client Attraction encourages you to think big, and to clear the inner ‘gunk’ that’s holding you back from creating a life that you love.
If you own a business, you are in the number one position for being able to create a high income that’s just not possible with the limits of a salaried job.
However, if you let that challenge overwhelm you and you don’t work on your ‘stuff’ (your limiting mindset) then you won’t progress, and you won’t be able to do the important, life- and world-changing work you might be doing in your business.
(If you’re a follower of Rich Radiant Real who’s also a business owner then I’m almost 100% sure that you’re a world-changer with a big mission!)
Spend three days with Fabienne via this inspirational program and you’ll be taken to the edges of your comfort zone so that you can stretch in ways you have never previously thought possible. Honestly, this program is one of the best investments I’ve ever made in myself or in my business. There are also so many value-rich bonuses with the program – if I’ve piqued your curiosity, head here to check it out.
Fabienne is offering two fabulous ways to receive the information and inspiration. You can ‘go green’ with the fully downloadable option:
…or you can wait for your goodies to arrive in the mail, and receive your binder, CDs and DVDs:
Either way, you’ll get exactly what you need.
If you’d love to spend three hours with Fabienne for free before investing in this program, head here to sign up for her livestream, which airs on Thursday 15 November (US EST). She’ll be there to share brand-new mindset teachings, and to answer your questions!
Sometimes you just need to invest in yourself – and you ARE worth it.
Is It Possible to Call in the Cash?
Do any of the following apply to you right now?
- You’ve been feeling a little ‘stuck’ when it comes to money.
- You find yourself saying ‘I wish I could…’ or ‘I can’t afford it’.
- You’re concerned about how where the money is going to come from to cover the expenses of the upcoming Christmas season.
Then I’d love for you to check out this free call, presented by my colleague Antoinette Sykes.
Antoinette will soon be running a very special 14-week teleclass to help women stand in their power with money, but if you’d love some free inspiration and guidance, then click on the panel above and listen to her free call entitled Calling In the Cash: Learn how to earn & attract the cash you desire confidently and consistently!
**WARNING** This call may cause abundance, prosperity and boldness in your life!
PS I’ll tell you more about Antoinette’s upcoming workshop very soon.
Would You Like 3 New Clients This Month?
Then read on, my friend!
Fabienne Fredrickson, of Client Attraction, is one of my long-distance mentors. I love her open, happy, fresh approach to helping her clients attract more and more of their own clients. And she’s such a sweetheart.
If you’re a business owner (and I do seem to attract a lot of business owners!), you’ll also love Fabienne – and you’ll also adore the special, free report she is generously offering for the next few days only. It’s a document that’s available for purchase on her website at US$39, but, truth be told, it’s actually priceless because it can help you get started on the path to wealth in your business.
I love Fabienne’s approach because it combines the ‘metaphysical’ with taking action in the real world. That, too, is my philosophy, and one that I share through the work that I do.
In her free report, Fabienne reveals three things that she does to attract clients, money and opportunities.
But it’s not a report just to be printed out, read, and then placed in your filing cabinet. You’re going to want to read this every day, and take its recommended actions.
You may not feel ready to leap into a higher-priced mentoring and coaching program. That’s fine. You have to honour where you’re at. Applying the wisdom in this low-priced (as in, free – for now!) report will help you build your faith, boost your confidence and your manifesting muscles, and start attracting more and more clients.
So, if you own a business and would love even just three new clients this month, I highly recommend that you download this free report. It will only be available for a few more days, so jump on over and download this gift!