Many people I meet had BIG plans for 2014, however they feel that the year is slipping and its too late to start.
“Its Never to late!” is my response, “Start today, let me help you”
Take some time out, use MindStore’s tools to manage your stress, and begin to access your right brain and Think Big.
Like Donald Trump’s quote at the end of this newsletter, why think small. Who are we to think small we were all given an amazing capacity to do be and have more in our business and personal lives if we would just Think Big.
As Marianne Williamson wrote:
“Your playing small does not serve the world”
Think Big and set Big Goals
This month we focus on Thinking Big.
If you would like to know more I recommend the above book at our sessions as a fantastic and informative read.
This is the link to Amazon for more information:
A simple concept that is difficult to begin with. Mainly because it requires a change of attitude and mindset.
Many of us adults, if we are honest, are used to thinking small, safe, keeping within our comfort zones. Kids however automatically Think Big. My youngest son IS going to be an airline pilot for Jetstar.
He can see the benefits of this, a big WHY for him. His positive attitude causes him not to think about the challenges he faces to achieve this big goal. His WHY is so he can fly Mum and Dad around Australia! Do you think I will encourage this goal or dismiss it?
We can learn so much from this type of thinking. How many of us think about goals for our professional and personal lives only to have our experience of life make us reduce the size of our goals.
The fear of failure kicks in, the Self Doubt. Why do we let this happen?
Remember Winston Churchill said “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference”
On the 10th of this month, pause for a second with your mobile phone to think of the Scotsman who invented “talking with electricity” Alexander Graham Bell.
Back in the 1870’s he thought Big and had a Big Goal to improve on the telegraph as a method of communication and overcame many challenges to invent the telephone.
So take a moment to think of what a Big Goal that must have been for him and the ability he had to Think Big, develop a positive Can Do Attitude and mindset to keep going to achieve his goal.
If you would like some more details our MindStore Goal setting planner is available with our compliments. Simply email us your postal address to: email@example.com and we would be delighted to send one out to you.
Then you will know….. IT JUST WORKS!
Two final thoughts this month, first the caption above.
Second is: What were the first words spoken over the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell?
” Mr.Watson.. come here… I want to see you”
Is this maybe what inspired John Logie Baird set his goal to invent Television? Who knows?
Below is the first part of the MindStore workshop on goal setting, from Jack Black in the UK,MindStore’s founder.
Goal Setting Workshop
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After 25 Years, half a million people, hundreds and hundreds of companies covering every sector and at every level of their organisations – if what I have been teaching was nonsense I would have been found out long before now.
So just do it! Just get into the swing with the global phenomena of resolutions and goal setting going on over the comings days.
Do it the MindStore way and more importantly commit to practice the reinforcement techniques and create your best year yet. Become empowered to deal with no matter what. Attract the right people at the right time, the solutions and ideas required and sometimes with wonder and joy manifest, yes manifest what you truly desire.
Follow the process below and simply trust it. I haven’t got the time in an email to go into the whys and the wherefores; so please just get on with it. If you are new to our approach then maybe just decide to trust the person who tipped you off.
So first – If you haven’t already done so do some clearing out. Create space for the future in your crammed up life. Empty out your rubble drawer, you know the one, it’s probably in the kitchen with the paper clip a rubber band, the pen that doesn’t work, the instructions to the kettle and all the other stuff that’s trapped in there. Just turn it upside down and empty it into the bin. It will like your cleared out wardrobe, garage, garden hut, loft, computer files, contact lists etc. etc. just fill up with new stuff. Please understand if there is no space where can new stuff go? And be absolutely honest with yourself most of the stuff you don’t need nor will you ever really use again.
Second – Plot a MindStore Wheel of Life. To do this just draw a big circle with 12 spokes. Give each spoke a scale of 1-10 with 1 at the centre and 10 on the circumference. Give yourself a 1-10 score for each of the following 12 key areas of life (trust me these are the ones that count!).
Marriage or Partnership – Family – Social life – Personal Development- Career- Attitude – Health – Finances – Home – Happiness – Recreation – Spiritual.
Once you have completed this exercise you will then see where you are out of balance, and therefore it will be obvious where some of your goals need to be set.
Third – Create a gratification list. Find 3 things for each spoke of the wheel that you are genuinely grateful for. You can do this as a chart with the headings – Item, Why it’ so important to you, How you can enhance it.
Fourth – Take the time and its only 11 short minutes to write out at least 30 goals. This is absolutely critical and it must be done with the correct intention. Again I have no space in this email to explain why – so please just do it! Set the timer on your phone or an alarm on your clock. You can even play some nice relaxing music as it may help you with this process.
Starts writing out the goals you already have in mind – however you will find that you soon run out of them! Then look at your Wheel of Life and it will become obvious where you can find some more. You will again run out of ideas so now just imagine that you are given 100 million pounds in cash if you could finish with at least 30 goals inside what’s remaining of the 11 minutes. Just start to “make them up” especially write down the ones that come into your mind and that you are already telling yourself are impossible. If it comes into your mind then accept it and write it down. Please just trust the process.
Now leave these 30 plus goals for 24 hours or at least overnight. Read them to yourself just before bed even begin to imagine them being achieved already.
Next step and it’s a big step -the next day filter or narrow down the goals into 7 primary ones. Now here is the great MindStore approach we don’t concern ourselves with HOW we are going to achieve them, we don’t even think about a strategy, we do however take the time to identify and even write out WHY we really, really desire them.
Once you have identified the 7 key goals write them out once again with a full explanation to yourself as to why you really want them to come into your life. Do all of this over the coming days, preferably before the big clock chimes 12 midnight on the 31st of December.
On the 2nd or 3rd of January I will email you the second phase of this process – which works and will work for you too!
If you want to send this to friends and family then feel free – all I ask is you let them know its source.
All the very best and a Happy, Prosperous and Healthy 2014 to you and all you care for.
Keep Smiling Smile
Many of you commented on last months newsletter and the challenge of being too busy to block time for yourself in your Calendars.
This months we continue by encouraging everyone to take some time out. Time to refocus on the positives and look forward with renewed energy for the next half of the year.
All the Best
Damian and the team at MindStore Australia.
Several people who contacted us last month were challenged by May’s newsletter, regarding blocking time to think in their Calender.
I understand for many this is challenging, its different and it requires a change of thinking.
And that’s exactly WHY we all need to do it.
We all know the quote “Change your thinking, Change your life”.
If we don’t or won’t change, how can we expect things to be different.
not a chocolate bar, but some time out for you.
Everyone needs time to recharge, to review, to reassess and to reflect.
With the focus in business on the upcoming end of financial year, its an ideal time to take this time out for yourself.
Challenge yourself to sit in your bedroom and close your eyes, focus on your breathing, concentrate on breathing and resist the tendency for your mind to “wander” manage your thinking. Your Mind is a huge Store for Creative Innovative thinking, practise accessing it for improved quality time to recharge, to review your day to see that you did the best you could and to reassess your next day and reflect on how you could think, listen and act with greater clarity to achieve more.
Remember its true ” Everyone needs some time out”
Drive- The surprising truth about what motivates us by Daniel Pink
This is an ideal book to dip in and out of after your TIME OUT time.
Enlightening and full of ideas about changing our thinking and how we are motivated to achieve more.
To find out more or order the book click on the link: http://www.danpink.com/drive
“Poirot, ” I said ” I have been thinking”
“An admirable exercise my friend. Continue it” Poirot responds.
Agatha Christie, Pearl at End House
A fantastic opportunity to discover how to make your business more Resilient by changing your thinking.
July 5th – Staying Alive – Resilience through Thinking
Short video testimonial for MindStore Australia from CEO of HEOSoftware, Derek Morgan.
Would you like to discover how to radically change your life for the better by changing your thinking?
If so come along and hear Damian who will be the guest speaker at the Key Business Network event on Thursday 21st July 2011.
Learn more about how you can have access to a mental tool kit to enable you and your teams within your business to:
• Become more focused and committed
• Manage Stress more effectively
• Increase their energy and enthusiasm
• Improve problem solving and decision making
• Positively embrace change
• Achieve better performance and results
It will be a fantastic start to your Thursday and a great introduction to what MindStores tools and techniques can do for you and your business.
Mundo Churrasco | 63 MacGregor Tce | Bardon | Thursdays – 6.45am -8.30am
Link to KBN website: http://www.keybusinessnetwork.com.au/bardon.html