Having more month than money is not the business. I lived that way for longer than I wanted and longer than necessary. I'm glad that I sought the wisdom I needed to break through into total provision.
Last week I spoke with a client who owes a $900 debt they can't pay immediately, but they need the service attached to the debt for work. That's a tough position to be in. I'm happy they shared the situation with me, though, because I had a simple and easy solution.
I asked, "Can you afford to send $15 a week to start paying it down? Many people will work with you when they see you putting forth consistent effort." The response was ... thinking ... then the light came on ... "I hadn't thought of that."
See. Simple and easy but they hadn't thought of that solution because they were only focused on what they didn't have. If your vision is lack-based, you'll always be behind and trying to catch up because that's exactly what LACK means. But if you enlarge your vision to focus on what you CAN do, you'll soar because you'll have received revelation of potential.
Are your eyes BIGGER than your budget? If so I can help you get things down to a manageable size. Schedule a call or book a package today.
Asking effective questions is a learned skill that if mastered will propel your life and career to new levels. I'm a witness of this. I learned that asking the right questions opens up the mind so that you're be able to look for solutions in different ways. I have a video teaching titled Effective Questions available for members of the Supernatural Success Portal.
If you want to be successful in any area of life being able to communicate effectively is crucial. Part of being an effective communicator is being a good listener, and as you listen you'll hear that many don't properly _say what they want, what they mean or ask for it. You can gauge your effectiveness by tracking how many statements you make that receive the desired outcome each time.
Also, many misuse declarative and interrogative statements. Misuse hinders the ability to have needs met. For example, someone said to me the other day, "I need this problem solved," and continued on about their business. Then they returned to me and inquired as to why I hadn't solved their problem. There was miscommunication and their need wasn't met at the speed they desired. Instead of asking me to solve the problem, they only shared with me (stated) their problem existed.
To communicate effectively, be aware of making statements when necessary and ask questions when you need answers. I realize that bosses and employers often make statements similar to the one above and they need, expect and require employees solve their problems swiftly. That makes sense because an employee is under contractual obligation to exchange their time and work for income.
This is similarly true in high-stakes relationships such as husbands and wives and parents and children. One will say to the other, "I need ...," or "I want ...," instead of forming a question. The level of comfort in those situations often warrants less formal communication practices.
But there are times where we may not receive what we need if we fail to build a foundation through statements and then present the question needing an answer.
Are others responding to you the way you want them to? Are you getting what you ask for? I encourage you to pay close attention to your communication and determine if you're reaping the harvests you expect. If you need help improving your communication book a Communication Superstar session today. In 30 minutes we can take a analyze what you're doing and develop a plan for improvement. Book before 10/31/15 for 50% OFF.
You will rise to the level of your expectation. Get in the habit of setting your expectations for excellence and win.
You have to take control of what enters, cycles through and rests in your mind.
No one likes the pit. I know I didn't. However ... the pit is a great thing. Really it is.
You finally come to the place where you realize you need help, must ask for it and receive it. It's desperation. You're fully drowning and need a lifeline or you can't continue. That is a wonderful place to be.
YOU took yourself to a place of failure. Linking up with the wrong crowd - naturally and spiritually - contributed to your downfall, but it was your decisions that put the spade into the ground and pulled the dirt up and out of the hole every time. I know from firsthand experience so no ... I am not being harsh. I'm telling you the truth and the truth sets you free. I'm a witness.
The pit is the perfect place for those in a cycle of failure because you have to look up to see the light of day. It's the revelation that you're so low that the next stop for you is looking like death - and you may not come back from that. It's being at the end of yourself and that's your first marker on the path to deliverance.
Cycles of failure are hard to get out of until you admit you need help. They're like being in a whirlwind going around and around, with everything up in the air and you having no idea when it'll all come crashing down.
How do you know when you're in a cycle of failure? Look back over your life in chunks of three, six, nine and 12 months to identify areas of decrease. If one area shows up in two or more periods, it's an indicator that your current process is ineffective. Another way is to look at your goals. If you're consistently not meeting your daily, weekly and monthly goals something needs to change. Successful individuals and organizations regularly monitor their productivity. If you incorporate this process into your life or business, you'll begin to experience an upswing.
If you're at the end of yourself and are in the pit or have identified cycles of failure that you need to overcome, schedule a call or book a session today. I have strategies that will put you on track to living your destiny.
I've been posting some good stuff on my Facebook page recently. Here's an example:
WISDOM: If you're not living up to your full potential you may find yourself going through a midlife crisis halfway through your marriage and think it's the problem. When you don't live your purpose everything else in your life suffers. #zww
This is the truth. I'm a people watcher, as many of us are, and I see couples going through the motions with no connection to each other and no plan to fix it because one or both are dry inside from not expressing who they really are. NOTE: I'm speaking of life purpose not negative deviations of any sort. It's going to be difficult for you to flourish in a relationship if you've bought into the 9 to 5, I have to be that go to work and come home spouse who's safe and predictable and does what everyone else does.
This message isn't for everyone, of course. I've actually heard people say they just want to be average so I'm not speaking to you folks. I tried that life and it almost killed me. I'm not average. I guess I never have been because I get bored after I master many things and have to learn something new or I get cranky.
Constant growth and progress is an inherent characteristic but I believe most people don't go as far as possible because their mindset on what progress constitutes is severely limited. For example, when I was trying to be average I thought a normal progression of growth in public education was the path I took - from classroom teacher, to grade-level rep, to school rep. and mentor of teachers. I received these promotions in four years and many people who'd been teachers for decades often asked me if I was "old enough" to be an Instructional Coach because they hadn't achieved that promotion after years of service. So, looking back at that fast track I guess I wasn't even average when my mindset was limited to a safe life and career. That life backfired on me anyway because when you rise above a crowd of average folks, some of them get ugly and they want to destroy you in the spirit of jealousy.
I'm special because I'm an individual and we're all special. On the other hand I'm not special because every one us has the potential to live their dreams, passions and purpose. People look at me, are attracted to me (professionally) and hire me because I'm doing what they desire to do. I'm constantly growing, learning, producing, experimenting with new arenas and have a great amount of freedom in my life. I seem special and different because there are so many who have desires in their hearts but are afraid to do anything risky. It's sad.
Life is a risk. Love is a risk. Living your passion is a risk. But the rewards that come are multiplied over and above what an average existence will produce over any amount of time. I'm a witness.
If you want to learn how to expand your mindset and enter realms of possibility that lie beyond the average read my book Revelation is for Elevation. Chapter 2 is all about living a lifestyle of breaking through into the new. If you're ready for a mentor to guide you on your path to living your passions book a package or schedule a call today. I can customize a package to fit your budget if you're in between standard pricing. If you will listen and follow instructions I guarantee the supernatural strategies given to transform your life will produce the desired fruit.
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