Energy Cycle

Jul 10, 2013

The Words You Consistently Select Will Shape Your Destiny

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The way we represent things in our minds determines how we feel about life. A related distinction is that if you don’t have a way of representing something, you can’t experience it. While it may be true that you can picture something without having a word for it, or you can represent it through sound or sensation, there’s no denying that being able to articulate something gives it added dimension and substance, and thus a sense of reality. Words are a basic tool for representing things to ourselves and often if there’s no word, there’s no way to think about the experience. For example, Native American languages have no word for “lie” – that concept is simply not a part of their language. Nor is it a part of...
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Jun 26, 2013

Changing Your Words To Reach Your Dreams

I have a question and it’s a pretty intense question – what would your life be like if you could take all the negative emotions you ever felt and lower their intensity so they didn’t impact you as powerfully, so you are always in charge? What would your life be like if you could take the most positive emotions and intensify them, thereby taking your life to a higher level? You can do both of these. Change your words and you will change your experiences and your outcomes. So If I change the following words, I can change their impact on me. For example: Change: Afraid to disenchanted Confused to curious Exhausted to recharging Failure to learning Hurt to bothered Hate to I prefer Nervous to energised Overwhelmed to many opportunities Stressed to blessed If I change the following positive words to...
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Jun 19, 2013

Be Happy Before You Have a Reason

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“I am happy before I have a reason.” I wish I could tell you who this quote is from but I have no idea. Have you ever put much thought into what makes you happy? What do you need to be happy? What needs to occur for you to be happy? Have you realised that for many of us, our default state is that of not being happy. For some people their happiness is not dependent on them but on others. Some people feel that loved ones must prove their love constantly for them to be happy. Have you thought about the saying “What you focus on is what you get?” So if you are focusing on happiness, what happens? If you are focusing on not being happy, what happens? I am...
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Jun 5, 2013

How to Improve Your Communication

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Have you ever taken the time to think of the words you often use to describe things? It is known as the way you habitually communicate. The way we speak and the words we use are often from habit. They are the ones that come to our mind without us even thinking. How do you habitually communicate with your kids, your work colleagues, your partner, your friends? Often we don’t realise the power of our words have on them. Children, as well as adults, tend to take things personally, and we need to be sensitised to the possible ramifications of thoughtless remarks. Think what could occur if instead of continually blurting out impatiently, “You’re so stupid!” or “You’re so clumsy!” – a pattern that can in some cases powerfully undermine a...
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May 1, 2013

The Key to Being Your Best

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Have you ever thought about how you structure your day vs. how you should structure your day? A leading question, I know, asked to generate some thoughts. We actually all have a “prime” time or “golden” time during the day when we feel great. It is during this time that we should schedule our most important tasks. This is referred to as our energy cycle. An energy cycle is how your body functions throughout the day. You need to take note of when you feel good, when you feel tired, when you are just chugging along. Ask questions such as are you an early bird or a night owl? Listen to what your body is telling you. It is not always possible to have control over all your tasks or when...
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Apr 23, 2013

The Secret to Having More Time

Time only needs ‘managing’ because we don’t seem to have enough time to do everything we want and need to do. In particular, we never seem to be able to ‘find time’ for those important but not urgent activities. Stop looking.   You’ll never find time. It isn’t lost. You’re living it. You have to consciously decide to live it in certain ways and not others. You have to make time by taking it away from one activity and giving it to another. Start Living Liz Cassidy   Action: What is most important for you to do this week? Make the time to do it.   It’s not about not having enough time it’s about it not being a priority.   Thank you and I look forward to sharing more tips, strategies and skills to support you to be more organised so that you too can create a better...
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Apr 10, 2013

Do You Ever Feel That There is Never Enough Time?

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Do you ever feel that there is never enough time to do everything you have to do and feeling that you are never going to catch up? You can get control of your time and your life only by changing the way you think, work and deal with the never ending list of responsibilities that flows towards you each day. What you can do is stop doing some things and start spending more time on the few activities that can really make a difference in your life. Success is Predictable Simply put, some people are doing better than others because they do things differently and they do the things right. This is the ability to concentrate on your most important task, to do it well and to finish it completely. This is one of...
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Jan 3, 2013

What Changes Do You Need to Make You Understand How You Use Your Time?

Last week, we spoke about the value of your time and your action.  Whenever you are about to begin a task, stop and estimate how long the task will take then compare how long it actually took.  You can learn an incredible amount from this exercise.  So …   What did you notice and what did you learn? What are you going to change as a result of what you learnt? Have you started to make these changes? If yes, congratulations on taking action.  If no, not yet … why not, what is stopping you from improving? Some additional questions to think about: How does your day start? Do you have enough time or do changes have to be made? When checking your emails does it go on too long?  Do you have enough time or do changes...
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Dec 25, 2012

Do You Value Your Time?

Many of us underestimate the value of time and take it for granted because time just goes on and on.  We often say ‘we’ll do it tomorrow’ or ‘l’ll do that when I have time’. What we don’t understand is that time is a valuable resource – it may actually be our most valuable resource. You have the same amount of time each day as world leaders, such as The President and the Prime Minister, the same amount of time as successful entrepreneurs like Richard Branson and Bill Gates. Your education, social standing, financial status doesn’t make a difference to the amount of time you get – no matter what happens we all get exactly the same amount of time, 1,440 minutes a day. Control of time is the key to being more...
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Dec 14, 2012

Are You the Roadblock to Creating a Better Life?

Have you stopped lately to think about your life?  What is happening in your life?  Is this the life you want?  What parts of your life do you love?  What parts of your life annoy you?  What parts of your life would you like some small improvements in? Life is forever changing.  We go through cycles in our lives which begin from the moment we are born.  At that stage, we are a fully-dependent baby, and then we become a toddler, then a child, then a teenager.  This is always such an interesting period where we are still a child and just breaking into being an adult, thinking we are an adult.  This cycle goes on. You could look at our school-to-work cycle.  For many young children, it starts with playgroups, then...
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