Archives for July 2011

Wealth Education – The Best Education You Will Ever Have!

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I am all for continuous learning and I take up every opportunity possible to learn something new – and in particular I like learning about how to improve my financial position, or in other words, how to achieve success.  But I’m not talking about “traditional” learning, where you do a course, sit the exam, then walk away with a certificate and/or a qualification of some sort.

Our world is full of educated people who are suffering financially, so there’s got to be something else out there to show you the way…

I’m talking about wealth education here.  Learning from those who have achieved success against all odds.  The people who are living proof that it doesn’t matter where you are now, because you too are capable of becoming successful just like them.  I think this kind of education is the best kind you can get.

But these educational “events” aren’t just about how to make money.  They’re more about proving to you that if you’re persistent and focused enough, you can also achieve amazing success!

Now THAT is what I love about attending these events!  The stories are so inspirational, and more often than not, the typical story is a story of rags to riches.  I love it!  You don’t have to be rich to be successful.  These people prove this fact over and over again.

But there are a few things you should do in order to increase your chances of becoming wealthy and achieving success:

  • Hang out with people you want to be like.  As the saying goes, “You are whom you associate with”.
  • Attend wealth creation or business related events where you can hear successful people speak about how they achieved their success (visit http://selfconfidence101.com/branson.html for more info about such an event being held in Melbourne Australia later this year).
  • Be clear about what you want in your life.  VERY clear!
  • Remember that to achieve success, you MUST take action!
  • Be persistent, stay focused, and believe you can do it!
  • Get yourself a mentor.  Somebody you can learn from and be inspired by. If you’ve got a really good mentor (I have a couple), they’ll push you to go beyond where you ever thought possible.

I attended my first ever event in 2005 and to say this event changed my life is nothing short of an understatement.  It is because of that particular event that I now have the most amazing and wonderful friends in my life who are not only my mentors, but they’re opened the door up for me to find other mentors too.  I am sooo lucky!  :)

If you’re wanting to improve your financial situation and/or achieve success, investigate what’s happening in your area.  Are there any good speakers coming to town?  Remember, they’re not all business people.  Many talk about the Law of Attraction and other such topics too – all tools used to help you to achieve success.

And if you’re in Melbourne Australia in October, you might see me HERE!

Seven Things to be Grateful For Today

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To attract what you want in your life, you must first appreciate what you already have.  Even if life seems terrible right now, it is vital that you still look for the positives to feel grateful for.

In fact, when things aren’t going so well, this exercise can really shift your vibe to a more positive one, and this is how miracles happen!

Here are my suggestions about how to really acknowledge your gratitude each day:

  1. Buy yourself a notebook. You can decorate it if you like – treat this notebook like it’s very precious to you.  This notebook is going to change your life – trust me!
  2. Every morning before you get up (you can do this at night if morning doesn’t suit you), write a list of seven things you are grateful for in that moment.  Your list can include absolutely anything, from how grateful you are for your family, or for how you are able to make money from your job, to the fabulous new shoes you bought recently.
  3. Next, in the second half of your notebook, start  “future gratitude” section.
  4. In the “future gratitude” section (you don’t have to call it this or even label it – as long as you know where to find this section), write down how grateful you are for something you want in your life but have not yet manifested.  For example, if you have a goal to own a beautiful new home, but you don’t yet own this home, express how grateful you are for your new home. (I’ll give an example in a moment).
  5. As you write down these gratitude statements, be sure to let feelings of gratitude course through your veins.  Really experience the gratitude!

If you can, try to write in your new gratitude journal every single day.  Remember to feel your feelings of gratitude, and begin to take notice of the positive changes happening in your life!

Ok, so here’s my gratitude list for tonight:

  1. I am grateful for reverse cycle air conditioning so I am able to heat my home!
  2. I am grateful for my two beautiful daughters.
  3. I am grateful for my fabulous new pair of boots.
  4. I am grateful for the wonderful and inspiring people who are in my life right now.
  5. I am grateful for my life experiences which will help me to help other women all over the world.
  6. I am grateful for all of my wonderful clients.  They make my day!
  7. I am grateful for my mentors. I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you!  xxx

And my future gratitude item is:

I am so happy and grateful now that I am helping millions of women all over the world to build their confidence and self esteem.  :)

Ok, so now it’s your turn!

Build Confidence by Identifying Your Passions

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I had the BEST day today!  I was lucky enough to attend an event called The Passion Test, and oh boy do I feel WONDERFUL and EXCITED!!!  This picture here is of myself and Janet Attwood, one of the authors of the book titled The Passion Test.

Janet talked to us today about identifying our passions, and she took us through the process of identifying what these were.  I am now sooo clear about what I want and I’m so happy!

Janet was kind enough to autograph my book with the following note of encouragement:  “Michelle, May you light the hearts of women worldwide!!”.  Awww!  Of course this is in reference to my identified passion to help women all over the world to build their self confidence and self esteem.  This has been a passion of mine for a long time now, but as of today, I have so much clarity about how I’m going to get there!

I think most people struggle to identify their passions and as a result, they don’t get what they want.  As noted in Chris & Janet Attwood’s book, The Passion Test, “The number one reason people don’t get what they want is that they don’t know what they want.”

Now, if you don’t know what you want, it’s likely your life has very little or no direction. And if this is the case, it’s very likely your self confidence is suffering too.

By identifying your passions (and I mean your true passions!), you will finally have some clarity and direction in your life!  You will be excited about what’s to come, and you will begin to live your life like it means something!

If you don’t already have The Passion Test, then I suggest you go and get it now – it’s probably one of the best books I’ve read, and because it offers practical advice and instructions on how to identify your passions, you will soon be well on your way to living the kind of life you always dreamed of!  :)