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A process is a systematic sequence of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end.
If the actions are repeated in order, the outcome will be consistent. If the actions are out of order, the outcome will be inconsistent.
To reverse engineer a process, begin with the outcome and work backward to each step or action until arriving at the beginning.
Money can buy you a lot of things and experiences including education, opportunities, freedom, comfort, the necessities of life, luxuries, etc.
Some say money can’t buy you happiness and love. I say it can, to a point. Try being poor and see how you like it.
If you are a nasty person who is very unattractive on the inside, money can buy you the appearance of love, and someone to spend your time with who is a real beauty.
Studies show that beyond a minimum amount of money to meet your minimum needs for food, clothing, shelter, entertainment, education and some leisure time, money’s utility to make us happy diminishes. What money can buy you is control over your time. From that point on you are free to choose how you spend your time. If you are like most people in Richland, living in the Rat Race you suffer from Time Poverty.
The real luxury in life is the time do what you want with the people you love.
Discover five simple steps to create your own luck!
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to be luckier than others? Maybe you feel lucky. Congratulations! Or, on the other hand, perhaps you feel that lady luck never comes knocking on your door.
I have often wondered what luck is and if there is a way to change my luck. I have spent a lot of time and energy pursuing answers to that question.
I grew up in a good, hard-working family that never seemed to have much luck. Life was challenging and a constant battle for survival. Money was hard to come by, and outside forces were constantly wreaking havoc on our dairy farm, animals, and finances. There were diseases, bugs, floods, and droughts, and it felt like a never-ending onslaught of bad luck. No wonder people connected to the land can develop a sense of superstition that some outside force is against us. All external forces have an observable effect on our quality of life.
We had enough food due to thrift, a garden, fruit trees, cows, sheep, and chickens. At least that is the way I remember it. Birthdays and Christmas were not a time for luxuries or gifts — but practical things like clothes and work boots. Or perhaps a new school uniform. Oh, and by the way, the school didn’t have a uniform — it was cheaper to wear the same clothes every day.
Money was always hard to come by, and I learned that I would have to work hard, sacrifice, live with pain and suffering, and exert massive effort to get ahead.
But who says this is true?
There is a vast difference between applying effort to a goal or purpose and struggling to make ends meet. So why are we told so often that it is noble to sacrifice and struggle only to make it barely?
The underlying belief is that life, resources, and even love are scarce and in short supply. That we have to compete with other people for them, to win at all costs, and that we have to earn love, respect, and acceptance.
What if this is a lie?
What if life, resources, and love are abundant? Free and all around us? What if we don’t have to struggle but accept that there is a lack of knowledge about living a life of effortless FLOW? Think about the possibilities — all desirable things in life flowing in your direction.
Knowledge seems to be the missing element.
We do have to make choices, sometimes tough ones. At the same time, is there an alternative to sacrificing, endless hard work, and barely getting by?
Could it be easy? Could we create our own luck? I say YES!
If you create your own luck, struggling could be called lacking luck. The struggle results from taking action and applying effort infused with negative emotions. Desperation, attachment, and fear work against you.
Suppose you replace negative association and attachment with positive expectation, certainty, and detachment from outcomes. In that case, you may experience more ease, peace, and FLOW. You will still apply hard work and effort; however, the result will flow without struggle.
The inside reflects the outside.
Most people don’t realize that our lives reflect our innermost feelings, beliefs, and attitudes. When you change on the inside, your outside results change. How you think and feel in the present moment determines your outcomes in the future.
Think about it this way: Accepting responsibility for your life means taking ownership of creating your destiny. If you experience struggle, you make it by your feelings about your circumstances. Switch your emotions, and you will change from struggle to flow — a simple concept yet very profound concept.
In other words, it is your feelings that make the difference! Your feelings are the key drivers of your actions, and your actions are what create your outcomes in life.
Because we are trained, programmed, and conditioned to struggle, we often accept this as normal. We don’t realize that an alternative way of life is possible. A reality of abundance and effortless flow is not considered because our conditioning doesn’t allow us to recognize it.
There is a way out of the constant struggle to create our own luck. Here are the steps:
The first step:
Consider that struggle isn’t fait accompli and identify all the areas where you are struggling. You will need courage and the willingness to accept the responsibility of causing the struggle. You have the power to choose something different to move into more flow. Once you accept that, you know with absolute certainty that all your struggles can be eliminated from your life over time.
The second step:
Write a list of all the areas of life where you are struggling. Don’t be shy or modest. List them all, and even the ones hiding in your life’s secret corners.
The third step:
Prioritize your list to arrive at an order of importance to focus on one area at a time. The best approach is to resolve one area before beginning on the next one. If you try to do too much at once, it is easy to become overwhelmed, feel like it is impossible, then give up. Sadly, most people give up before they even really begin. Don’t be one of those people and complete what you start!
The fourth step:
Consider your underlying emotions and thoughts, innermost feelings, beliefs, and attitudes towards this one area of struggle. Make a conscious decision to let go of the struggle and to embrace more effortless flow in this area. Take note of any “inner voice” that replies with fear and doubts if this is possible. You can do it!
Meditate on it and affirm your choice to become lucky in this area. Let go of any payoffs for the past struggle.
You will find that your feelings shift from agitation, negativity, and attachment to peace and serenity. Calm and confident expectation attracts new, fresh energy that attracts more similar energy into your life.
Once you have transformed this first area from struggle to flow, move on to the next item on your priority list and repeat the same process. Take ownership of your feelings and transform them.
The fifth step:
Next, please list the most influential people in your life and consider how their lives are struggling or flowing. Share this concept with them and work together to implement these five steps. The more people you encourage, support, and share, then you will experience more flow.
Starting today, commit to letting go and transforming one aspect of struggle daily. Be sure to record your progress from scarcity to abundance.
Good luck! Bon chance! Let us know how you get on.
Andrew John Harrison
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A Reaction is a term used to describe an adverse situation where we lose our composure, equanimity, or calmness in response to a situation or event that involves unwanted feelings hijacking us. These emotions can include intense feelings of pain, sadness, fear, anger, or indignation that manifest as a fixation on being “right”, can be either conscious or unconscious, and are accompanied by a physiological response that can be felt most intensely in our chest or stomach.
Reactions are usually instant, uncontrollable, and overwhelming to our rational response causing us to say or do things that are not well thought out, hurtful or harmful to others or ourselves. Typically the core emotion or package of emotions relates to unresolved issues from the past that the current situation or event has triggered.
MOTIVATION > There are seven primary motivations that correspond to seven paradigms. As your paradigm changes, so does your motivation, which in turn alters your focus. If a person is living day to day (survival) then their motivation will be survival based and their goals will be focused on getting out of survival.
The key to shifting from one paradigm to another is to set goals based on a higher paradigm…
In order to do that:
- Identify the paradigm you are currently operating within
- Recognize alternative paradigms (there are seven in total)
- Immerse yourself in the new, chosen paradigm and set goals based on the predominate motivations of that paradigm
- Have fun! Don’t take it all too seriously…
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In the game of life and business, you could easily assume that most people play the game to win. Why play at all if it isn’t to win? After all, that is the purpose of the game, isn’t it?
Unfortunately, the majority of people don’t play to win — they play not to lose. You may have heard people say, “I hate to lose.”
When playing to win, you understand and accept that losing is sometimes part of the game. However, you do whatever it takes (legally, ethically and morally) to win.
When playing not to lose, you feel that you must not lose — no matter what. You play conservatively and avoid risk because your desire not to lose is greater than your desire to win.
And here is the rub… other players will exploit your unwillingness to lose — which will have you losing!