I used to do unsatisfying jobs and didnâ€™t aspire to anything better. I never questioned what I was doing. I never questioned why I wasnâ€™t free to do what I wanted. Nor why I wasnâ€™t happy.
I was going to boring offices to do unfulfilling work, day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year.
Now, however, Iâ€™ve just got back from an eight-month vacation. I was travelling through Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines whilst working on my online business.
How did I turn my life around? A long journey starts with a single step and my first step was a mindset shift.
Everything starts with an idea
I have written a book that will add more freedom and happiness to you life. It could change your life as well.
The book is about the almost instantaneous mindset shift I enjoyed that set me free to run my own business, travel the world and live on a permanent vacation.
Watch the thinker
Ask yourself if your thoughts are your own.
If youâ€™ve spent any time, as I have, watching the thoughts appear in your mind, you will realize that they bubble up independently. Who knows where they came from. Maybe echoes from the collective human consciousness.
If you watch your thoughts you will also realize that they are incessant. This would be a random selection of my thinking every time I was going to work in the morning:
Did I remember to lock the door?/Oh, look at that bird!/Am I going to be late?/I wonder what Iâ€™ll have for dinner this evening/Does that girl at work like me?/At work they think I’m crap â€¦
They never stop. Every one of us has this ongoing mental static – the whirring accompaniment to every waking second of our lives.
Not only are these thoughts not yours, theyâ€™re also doing you harm. Sometimes the continuous mental static in my head wouldnâ€™t leave me alone. Sometimes my thoughts would turn on me:
- â€œWhen will I get a decent job?â€
- â€œWhy canâ€™t I meet the love of my life?â€
- â€œHow am I going to pay my bills?â€
- â€œWhatâ€™s wrong with me?â€
If any one of us started to speak our thoughts aloud, weâ€™d get locked up pretty quick. Our thoughts can quite often be negatively judgmental to others as well as ourselves.
You know all the nasty things you say to yourself? Just imagine if you had a friend who said them to you. Would you stand for it? No, of course not.
The only way to kill this negative self-talk is to be the watcher of your thoughts. If you catch yourself thinking negatively, notice it, do NOT berate yourself, but calmly turn your attention to something else – for example, the present moment.
The present moment is all we have. It’s the only time there is. The only time there ever has been or ever will be. Everything happens in the present moment. Everything that has happened and will ever happen will be in the present moment. And, meditation is quite simply non-judgmental present moment awareness.
Meditation was my starting point away from despair and dysfunction.
When I discovered meditation, I knew I had something special. I had something that I could always go back to. Something good that was always there for me. No one could take it away from me. Now, ten years later, it’s still there for me. I still go back to it. It still helps me.
Try it now! Wherever you are reading these words, whether you’re sitting down at your desk or standing up reading them on your phone. Close your eyes for a moment. And, with your eyes closed, notice the feeling of your feet on the floor, your clothes on your body or the air coming into and out of your nose.
Please, do it now!
Feel better? This is meditation. Concentration on the present moment.
You will lose concentration. You will find your mind wondering. When this happens, notice it, do NOT berate yourself, but calmly turn your attention back to the sensation of the air coming into and out of your nose.
Free your thoughts
If you’ve never meditated before then only do it for more a few minutes at first. However, as it becomes a daily habit, you’ll want to meditate for longer and longer periods.
You’ll enjoy moments of great relaxation as your ability to concentrate on the present improves.
Inside these moments, you’ll find great freedom. Inside these moments, where you are more deeply connected to yourself and the universe, you can create a better reality for yourself.
And when you’re deeply, deeply relaxed you will connect with yourself on a deeper and deeper level. You can make suggestions to yourself.
When you’re concentrating on yourself within meditation, you can feel the power in your body – the life force that is the oxygen enriching the blood and giving you energy. It feels good.
You can use this good feeling to good effect. You can make the affirmations you want to realize your dreams. These are my rules of affirmations:
- Affirm when you are feeling really good about yourself in a relaxed and powerful state
- Use in the present tense
- Feel the affirmation is already true
- Make the affirmation super-specific
- Itâ€™s better to affirm something that will help other people not just yourself
I find this a helpful and powerful practice. I regularly affirm that my business improves and that I help and inspire more people.
A difficult gestation period
This is my sixth Kindle book and, if you include all my e-books and video courses, this is my 22nd product (not including bundles). This has been the most difficult product that Iâ€™ve ever created!
Why? Itâ€™s a departure from my usual content. It’s firmly in the personal development niche and not about business.
I found it hard to delve back into the past to re-live some of the moments that I went through in my journey.
But it’s done now. 🙂
The book is live on Amazon now – grab yourself a copy!
The feedback has been great. This just shows the power of sharing your personal story.
â€œIf you want to break free and live life on your terms, while doing work that makes a difference and adds value to other people’s lives. Then you should read this bookâ€ SA – verified purchase review.
It got up to #10,000 paid Kindle books on it’s initial launch and has so far gathered 11 Five-Star reviews on Amazon.com
Iâ€™m trying to get as many reviews as possible.
The Kindle book will be free from June 16th to 18th 2015. If you’re on my list you’ll get an email during this time to remind you. You can then download the Kindle for free and, if you have time, your review then will be a “Verified Purchase” review on Amazon – which is worth a lot.
And the Kindle will be then free again from July 2nd to 3rd 2015 with a BuckBooks $0.99 promo on July 6th 2015. It’s $0.99 at the moment but I’ll probably raise it to $2.99 after the initial launch phase is over.
I really hate doing this but please write me a review! You know how important reviews are on Amazon, as this book’s really important to me, I’d like to ask you to please consider writing a review on Amazon.
You can do it!
You can create a new mindset that is positive, creative and energetic.
After reading this book you will be able control your thoughts in order to concentrate on the most important things – your life, your loves, your calling.
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