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Be Inspired by Ben Rosenfeld

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I have found that helping people to develop personal goals has proven to be the most effective way to help them cope with problems. Observing the lives of people who have mastered adversity, I have noted that they have established goals and sought with all their effort to achieve them. From the moment they decided to concentrate all their energies on a specific objective, they began to surmount the most difficult odds." Ari Kiev

22 Tips for Becoming the Best You

If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I’d want to pass along to others…

Don’t focus on being happy, focus on being busy – so busy with work and people you love that you don’t have time to ask yourself if you’re happy.

Find what you love doing, and then do it. Or if you can’t do that, learn to love what you have to do.

Meditate or learn to be alone with your thoughts for a few minutes a day.

Be yourself, but strive to be the best version of yourself.

Read at least one non-fiction book per month.

Learn as many general skills as you can (specific computer software, building/repairing things, writing clearly, etc.). It will help you with whatever specific path you choose to follow.

Persevere. Believe in yourself. But still make some adjustments based on people’s response (or there lack of).

Once your hobby becomes your job, get a new hobby.

Don’t take the highest paying job. Take the highest learning job.

Your default should be to be nice to people. Or at least polite. It doesn’t take much effort and people remember insults much longer than compliments.

Accept people as they are; don’t anticipate that they will ever change to how you want them to be. And if they do change for the better, it’s a bonus. You can’t change someone who doesn’t want to change.

Stop thinking about doing something, and just start doing it. Eventually you’ll get better.

The only company that might support you for your entire career is the one you create.

Create your own work. Don’t wait around for permission.

Take pride in whatever work you do, and do it to the best of your ability, even if you don’t like doing it. If you do work you dislike well enough, eventually you’ll get to do work you like.

Don’t only focus on work.

Being rejected only hurts if it’s not constant. Be rejected constantly and eventually you only notice the times people say “Yes.”

Trust your instincts, but also hone your instincts.

If someone tells you they’ll do something by a certain date, and they don’t do it and don’t warn you that they won’t be done, they are not reliable. Continue working with them at your own peril.

Be friends and work with people who you think are smarter and more talented than you.

Marriage occurs when both people believe that the other person is out of their league. Usually one of them will be proven correct.

Do. Review and improve. Do again. Repeat until you’re #1.

Ben Rosenfeld

Ben Rosenfeld

Ben Rosenfeld creates smarter comedy for smarter people. Ben’s comedy blends his family’s experience as Russian Jewish immigrants in America with his philosophical beliefs, political observations and unique characters. Ben has appeared on FOX’s Laughs, CBS This Morning, National Geographic’s Brain Games, Rooftop Comedy and been featured as TimeOut New York’s Joke of the Week. He has twice headlined at Caroline’s on Broadway, hosted at the Lincoln Center and performs nightly in New York City. Ben’s first comedy album, Neuro Comedy, is available on iTunes and Pandora. Ben also created the illustrated coffee table book, Russian Optimism: Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up, an Amazon Top 5 Best Seller in Humor.

For more information, please visit bigbencomedy.com.

I make progress by having people around me that are smarter than I am and listening to them and I assume that everyone is smarter about something than I am- Henry Kaiser 1882- 1967 Industrialist

Your Vision of the future lies from within
Gray Lawrence
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The Greatest leaders of the world were men and women of quick decision -Napoleon Hill

Be Inspired by Marci Shimoff

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Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life." Burton Hills

 

Where To Find Happiness

If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I’d want to pass along to others…

Marci ShimoffI was 41 years old, stretched out on a lounge chair by my pool and reflecting on my life. I had achieved all that I thought I needed to be happy. I had a successful career that helped people, a loving husband, a comfortable home, a great body, and a wonderful circle of friends.

But surprisingly I wasn’t on top of the world. I felt an emptiness inside that the outer successes of life couldn’t fill. I was also afraid that if I lost any of those things, I might be miserable. Sadly, I knew I wasn’t alone in feeling this way.

While happiness is the one thing that we all truly want, so few people really experience the deep and lasting fulfilment that feeds our soul. Our Founding Fathers even guaranteed us the right to pursue happiness, so why aren’t we finding it?

Because we’re looking for happiness, in the words of the old country western song, in “all the wrong places.”

The culmination of my pursuit of happiness was when I discovered a state I call Happy for No Reason, a neurophysiologic state of inner peace and well-being that isn’t dependent on circumstances. I believe this is our essential state.

When you’re Happy for No Reason, you bring happiness to your everyday experiences rather than extract happiness from them. You don’t need to manipulate the world around you to try to make yourself happy. You live from happiness, rather than for it.

Most of us struggle to string together as many happy experiences as we can, like beads in a necklace, to create a happy life. We do our best to find just the right beads that will fulfil us. Being Happy for No Reason, in this analogy, is like having a happy string. No matter what beads we put on our necklace—good and not so good—our inner reality, the string that runs through them all, is happy, and we experience an unshakeable positive state inside.

So, how do we get there?

The only difference between happy and unhappy people is that they have different habits.One of the most prevalent habits that happy people share is believing that the universe is out to support them—that this is a friendly universe. When things don’t seem to be going their way, instead of feeling like victims, they look for the lesson and the gift in the situation. In other words, they believe there is a higher purpose that is supporting their ultimate good.

Practicing this one habit has made a huge difference in my own life. Try it yourself: The next time you face a challenge, take a moment to reflect silently, asking yourself, “If this were happening for a higher purpose, what would it be?” I’m certain that whatever answer you discover will be illuminating, but more importantly you’ll begin tapping into that state of inner peace and well-being on a regular basis.

Remember, when you’re Happy for No Reason, it’s not that your life always looks perfect—it’s that however it looks, you’ll still be happy!

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Gray Lawrence

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Opportunities are never lost. . . . They are found by someone else!” – Mike Mc Donald

Dealing with Discouragement

“Recognize that you have the ability to change your perception, thus your health. The mind-body connection exists in all of us.”                      – Cheryln Cluse-Howard

 

Dealing with discouragement is never easy.

Though we all hope for success at every turn of life, sometimes life decides to deal us a poor hand, and in those moments we are forced to maintain our

composure and find any possible way to remain optimistic about the future.

Develope your own compass and trust it                                                                      If you’re familiar with the subject of positive psychology you’ve likely been introduced to the topic of daily positive affirmations, and you might also be aware that those daily positive affirmations can be used to quiet pain and discomfort, heal the mind and comfort the soul in times of difficulty.

Though we can’t determine when or how difficulties will come our way, we can open our minds to the simple messages of truth and love otherwise known as  positive affirmations.
If you’ve never become acquainted with positive affirmations in the past, here is your chance.
Today we’re counting down the seven daily positive affirmations that can remedy any discouraging situation.

1: I Don’t Need to Pity Myself, Because I’m a Gift to the World

Perhaps the most important thing we can give each other is our attentionIt’s easy to feel self-pity when you’re lacking social support or the presence of others, but in the end you have to tell yourself that you’re too important to feel sorry for yourself.

If you feel alone and sad, remember that you are a gift to all those around you, and without you, this world would not be the same. Tell yourself those words over and over again until you can honestly admit that you truly are a gift.

2: I Know How to Make the Right Choices for Me

Life has its pains and evils its bitter disapppointmentsMaking life decisions (especially important decisions), never seems quite as easy as it should be.

Negative thinking comes naturally if you’re afraid of making an incorrect decision because of past mistakes, or because you’re so concerned about the future that you can’t imagine messing it up with one small alteration to your current path. Either way, you need to learn to trust yourself with your own life. Understand that you are the captain of your life, and as long as you can trust you, everything will ALWAYS work out. No exceptions.

3: I Inhale Calmness and Exhale Anxiety

You may not control all the events that happen to you but you can decide not to be reduced by themThings happen everyday that cause us fear or anxiety, but there is a way to handle those situations.

Each time you feel like you’re incapable of making it through a difficult moment in your life, try telling yourself that each time you breathe in you’re inhaling feelings of calmness, and each time you exhale you’re breathing out the fear and anxiety. It may take some getting used to, but in time you’ll be able to master your own fear.

4: I Choose to Replace Anger With Forgiveness and Compassion

By refusing to allow stress into your life you can keep your imune system strongAnger can cause us unnecessary stress and actually damage the health of our bodies and minds over time. Some individuals are more prone to anger than others, but everyone can make the choice to replace anger with forgiveness and compassion, including you and I.

Next time you feel your body fill with anger, tell yourself that you choose to not be angry at the mistakes of others, your own poor choices, or the natural events of life. Instead choose to forgive others for their mistakes, forgive yourself for your own mistakes, and fill your heart and soul with love and compassion.

5: I Choose Hope and Optimism Over Pessimism

Stay strong through the storms lof lifeWhen negative thoughts enter your mind, it’s easy to become a slave to those thoughts and give up hope of a better day. But even though it’s difficult, it’s still possible with a little extra effort.

The next time you sense a negative thought entering your mind, remind yourself that you’ve committed to choose hope and optimism. Tell yourself that even though today may not be as rewarding as you’d hoped it to be, you’ll garner lessons from it and be better prepared to enjoy the positive blessings of tomorrow.

6: I Choose to See Friends and Loved Ones as a Gift

love because it is the only true adventureYour loved ones are in your life for a reason. Sometimes we just need a shoulder to cry on, or we need someone to tell us that we’re on the right track. You shouldn’t base all your self-confidence on what others believe you to be, but if you can admit that your loved ones are a gift, you won’t feel so alone when problems come your way.

7: I’ve Dealt With Hardship, and Because of That I’m a Stronger Person

No one is exempt from life trials, but the people who deal with them best are the ones who garner strength from previous struggles.

Decisions prove to be hardest to make especial;y when it is a choiceIf you admit defeat whenever a difficult situation arises, you’ll be one step closer to letting negative thoughts and feelings invade your life. If on the other hand you choose to recognize your hardships and use that as a foundation for future hope and success, you’ll be better off for it.

Whenever a difficult trial comes, use this list of positive affirmations to remind yourself that you are strong Affirm Your Abundance.

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Success comes to those who become success-conscious. Failure comes to those who indifferently allow themselves to become failure-conscious.                   – Napoleon Hill

 

Gray Lawrence

The world Owes You Everything and nothing – Gray

 

Be Inspired by Allen Vaysberg

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Love is the highest power we possess to be in complete harmony with the law of attraction. The more love we feel the greater our power. The more selfless love we feel, the more unfathomable our power. The law of attraction has been called the law of love, because the law itself is a gift of love to humanity. It is the law by which we can create incredible lives for ourselves. The more love we feel the greater our power to create a magnificent life of love, joy, and harmony. May the joy be with you,   Rhonda Byrne

 

School of HP: If it is Love it will Succeed…

Allen VaysbergAll my life I believed in something greater. In searching for the meaning of my existence, I noticed certain trends and patterns in life that were woven in. Only later I understood what I had an inkling of before and the Law of Attraction and Universal principles were revealed.

I realized that I wasn’t the only one searching and that there were many disciplines that attempted to comprehend the Universe as well as our place in it. I explored many spiritual practices diving deeper into certain ones. There are many out there such as Astrology, Numerology, Palmistry, Iridology, Past Life Regression, Face reading, Toe reading, Feng Shui, and a great deal more I haven’t mentioned. All of them pull the curtains back and allow us to witness the grand plan and the beauty of the world we all live in. I believe that all of them are wonderful and useful but something within realized that not one of them is perfect and provides the whole truth.

To that point, I am reminded of a fable of the mirror of truth…. long time ago there was a mirror of truth and then it was broken into millions of pieces and spread across the worlds by the great winds. Every once in a while, someone finds a piece, looks into it and proclaims that they see truth, when in fact they only see a piece of it. And that is how I look at all of aforementioned disciplines – they are not the absolute but rather a part of the larger puzzle. Thus, as much as I followed certain principles I was never fully immersed by them. Which brings us to School of Human Potential and this week with a bit of background.

What_you_believeThe idea of the school came to me in 2009 as I was trying to find a way to help modern people become well-rounded individuals. Not until end of 2012 did I put that idea into motion. Of important note is when I say the idea came to me I mean in a manner that some would call “Divine Inspiration” and others refer to as “Guidance” or “Channelling”.  I have been blessed to have that channel of communication open since information started pouring out of me in writing poetry as a child. Thus a “channelled state” is something that is natural and I get “ideas” or “knowing” all the time which has helped me in every facet of my life. Therefore, at the end of 2013, I established the domain, FB and Twitter profiles, started on the logos, web design, trademarks and the setup of the business.  Everyone I spoke with loved the logo, idea for the company, etc.

My last two successful business ventures were opened with a certain numerological philosophy in mind. I had vetted the name of the enterprise as well as the start date with the people that subscribe to that philosophy because I partially believed in its merits and decided that it wouldn’t hurt. With School of Human Potential I forgot!  I was so inspired to bring it to the world that the thought really hadn’t crossed my mind until much later in the process of actually incorporating.

Thus in a hurry to get a consensus opinion I reached out to a person suggested by those I trust who subscribes to a specific Astrology wing who came back with a recommended date. And the next day I reached out to the numerology people to do the same. Upon speaking with the person who helped my last two businesses with the name and timing I was told in very harsh terms that School of Human Potential is a terrible name, would never succeed and the date of incorporation I was planning on (suggested by the trusted expert on Astrology) is just as ill-guided as the name itself. Putting aside the presentation of that information and the tone with which it was presented, I sustained a direct hit. Here is my baby, my divinely inspired idea to help the world that is about to be launched, just received a horrific diagnosis.

I found myself in a state of confused aggression and had to do calming meditation just to raise my vibrations, release the diagnosis and the negativity. I turned to others to see if I was making a mistake and tried to get more overwhelming consensus from third parties of my being right and the numerology being wrong or not applicable. A wonderful psychic friend of mine said I will succeed. My beautiful, supportive and highly analytical wife had me walk through an exercise of how much I believe numerology actually would affect the success of the venture. I decided last night all was going to work out well and went to sleep, only to awake in the same confused state this morning.

“Needing” more help, I attempted to reach out to my psychic friends and ask them for advice. Oddly enough, nobody was readily available (which is a Universal sign that “you are not supposed to ask them”). Furthermore, when I saw my friend and mentor Lisa Williams online and was about to ask her the question, I heard her voice in my head saying “Ask your guides”.  I laughed and took that as an indication that I need to meditate. Thus I decided to drive my daughter to her practice, come home and seek the guidance.

While getting dressed and trying to eat my daughter said she has 3 questions for me.  Rushing to get her on time to her practice I told her to wait until we get into the car, to which she replied that she would forget the questions…In the car, she asked the first question and when I asked what was that second and the third, she said she forgot and proceeded to tell me that she was right in saying she would forget.  That proved to be a wonderful opportunity for me to help my 9 year old with how things work in the Universe.  I began with a quote, “If you believe you will succeed – you will, if you believe you will fail – you have.”  I asked her what it means and we had a nice conversation during which I explained how the mind-set is paramount. Three minutes into my “lecture”, I had a sudden realization that the talk was as much for me as it was for her and it was my guides answering my question. I stopped mid-stream and laughed.

My guides didn’t need for me to sit in meditation to get the answer, they spoke through me in such a gentle way I almost didn’t notice.  Once I did, they proceeded to quote me from my own poem (which they helped me write years ago) – “…if it is Love, it will Succeed…”  I had a vision of Neo stopping bullets in Matrix and reprogramming the code and had a knowing that there are bigger things at play and a new paradigm is upon us. All internal conflicts vanished and I felt inspired and at peace. Regardless of the numerological balance of the name, I have the power to make it a success because it is something I truly believe in, it was born in love, and it carries the energy of helping people!

 

Greatness lies within everyone, it is birthed in the heart, grown in our dreams, but usually stays on life support after our friends and family assassinate it with their excuses       Doug Firebaugh

 

The Power is from within, the choice is yours
Gray Lawrence
"Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." Nido Qubein

Poem time from The Daily Mail by John Hyde from Derby

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Your real courage shows best in the hour of adversity.
Some setbacks are so severe that to give in to them means losing the whole ball game. When he assumed command of the Korean War, Gen. Matthew Ridgeway found his forces pushed far to the south, hard pressed by the invaders. Only a determined decision to hold the lines allowed the American forces to keep from being swept into the sea and to eventually regain all the territory they had lost. When a defeat strikes, you may not have the time to withdraw and contemplate your mistakes without risking further setbacks. Don’t succumb to paralysis. It is important to know at that moment what it is you truly desire and to act to preserve your resources and your hope. If you crumble utterly, you will take a blow to your self-esteem that will be hard to repair. Instead, stick to your principles, and you will know, at the very least, that you have protected the most important thing you have.                  Napoleon Hill

Tommy Atkins

I’m just a British soldier, tommy Atkins is my name, I’m dressed in Khaki Denims and I’ve never yearned for fame.

I do the job they pay me for , the best way that I can, and that’s to see that someone, doesn’t kill his fellow man.

We fought that commie threat , out in Malaya’s steamy heat, I’ve seen my mates shot down, by gun men in a Cyprus street

We’re sent to all parts of the world. we’ve got no if’s or buts, yet it doesn’t matter where you are , both sides still haste your guts.

In Korea too, at least you knew, a good job had been done, but in Palestine and Aden, we were police men with a gun.

Then we were stuck in Ulster, that’s the worst job of the lot, with petrol bombs and riots, and your mates kept getting shot.

A soldier’s trained to fight the foe, to a certain set of rules, But how to deal with civvies and kids fresh from the schools?

Then we had the Falklands, as we yomped down goose Green, and quickly cleared the Islands of all things Argentine.

Then after that the Balkans, and threats of genocide, we really did our very best, but, sadly, thousands died.

Always heading of to war, we were soon deep in Iraq, a threat real or imagined, once more no turning back.

the we were stuck in Helmand, the longest of the lot, Fierce Taliban and IEDs, Yet another deadly spot.

Our job it seems is endless, we just kept battling on, we’re Squaddies doing what we do –And then we will be long gone.  John Hyde

You can do it if you believe you can.
It’s called a “self-fulfilling prophecy” when something occurs because we believe it will. The mind is constructed so that it constantly seeks to bring into physical reality the things it thinks about most. Most of us will never realize the tremendous potential we possess — because we are unwilling to believe that we can accomplish things that others believe are impossible. “Impossible” jobs require more effort and greater concentration, but when they are completed, the rewards — both financial and psychic — are commensurate with the effort required. You may not be able to achieve everything you’d like, but you won’t accomplish anything unless you believe you can. – Napoleon Hill

You never know who your real friends are until adversity overtakes you and you need cooperation.
Everybody loves a winner, it has been said, but nobody knows you when you’re down and out. One of the often unappreciated benefits of adversity is that it accelerates the process of identifying your true friends. Most of us have many acquaintances and associates, but we are indeed fortunate if we have a handful of real friends. You will very quickly identify yours when you ask them for help. The wise individual is the one who, when asked for assistance, recognizes that he may one day find himself in the same situation. Napoleon Hill

The Power is from within, the choice is yours
Gray Lawrence

"Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." Nido Qubein

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