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Live life on Purpose

Live your life “on purpose”. What does that really mean?
This morning I had the pleasure of listening to an interview with John Asaraf on YouTube. He speaks of living each day on purpose.
There is so much more knowledge these days about how the brain works.
There is many different ways experts can now map brain function.
Imagine your brain is an orchestra . There are many different parts that make up an orchestra. Compare the conductor to your conscious mind. So imagine that you decide you wanted to improve some area of your life, be it health, wealth, relationships, or whatever. That is your conscious brain or conductor . The conductor now has to get the rest of the orchestra on the same page. But they have the old sheet music and are comfortable playing it. Now the conductor knows that they will be able to learn and master the new selection . So the conductor passes around the new music. Some parts of the orchestra replace the old music sheets with the new selection and begin learning it. But just imagine that one or two musicians did not change to the new music. The music they play is still the old stuff, comfortable and easy. The conductor, upon hearing the dissonance, must stop the music and get the musicians on the same sheets.
Now compare that to you changing your station in life. You may understand that it is certainly possible and create a goal to achieve it. But, like the conductor, there will be parts of your brain that just want to continue doing just exactly what you have been doing all along. You must train the brain in all areas to play the new beat.
So to live a purpose filled life you must find your passion. Then you must upgrade your skills in this area. You must spend some time every day visualizing you as the new you. You also must spend some time each day reviewing past accomplishments. This exercise reminds your brain that even though you had challenges and setbacks you were still able to achieve success. It helps those musicians in your orchestra that are fearful to learn new music, if you will. In order to reach your goal you must believe you can achieve it and be comfortable with being uncomfortable just long enough to change the brain patterns to the new music. So if that is the steps, a little discomfort to get to the new comfort level, I urge you to think big. People making 2 or 3 times more than you are are not smarter or better than you. They just think different . Reality is truly just your perception . So whether you chose a very large goal or just a small goal your orchestra must change their sheet music so why not create a huge goal at the start.
John Asaraf compared your brain to a pot bound plant. Make sure the new pot is plenty big enough to allow for aggressive new growth.

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Living or existing

In our busy world of increasing responsibilities it seems that almost 3/4 of adults feel like they don’t have enough time. The number one thing people say they miss is time with family and friends.
It’s a tough job separating your work and activities from your free time. But when you are down and out, who do you turn to to lift you up? Those same family and friends that are capable of lifting you up need time spent with you to bond. It’s uber important that you stake out time to spend with your network. It brings happiness into your schedule, so do schedule time in!
The definition of busy is basically that the busy person has no more time to include anything but what they are doing. So be sure to schedule in family/friend time so that you don’t find yourself too busy to enjoy life.

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You can climb mountains

You can climb mountains, but you could also take the valley route and still get to your ultimate goal.

Kilimanjaro—Africa’s highest mountain—is located on Tanzania’s northern border with Kenya, and is made up of three extinct volcanoes, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. The highest peak, Uhuru, is 19,340 feet high.

There is no doubt that with dedication, determination, perseverance and a strong desire you can achieve any goal you set your sights on.  But each person has their own idea of what is worth doing.  If you are set to climb every mountain you may find yourself alone on your journey!

If you will, imagine life as a trip from here (birth) to there(death) with many roads to choose along the way. We have to make choices all along the way.  How do you pick which way to go?

Mountains - Autumn in Denali

Mountains - Autumn in Denali (Photo credit: blmiers2)

If you are very close to the situation it makes it much more difficult to decide which way to go.  If you already have an idea where you want to end up on the road, further along the way, it will help you decide which Y in the road to chose today.  Then you will be able to train for the mountains, to plan and organize and mentally prepare to do what has to be  done to get to the top.

Planning a life path allows you to chose which mountains are worth climbing and which ones you will pass by along the valley, an easier route to be sure.

So enjoy the easy walks and prepare for the climbs and keep smiling! Here’s to the journey : )

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Good is the Enemy of Great

I heard a great quote from my mentor Raymond Aaron this week and felt the need to spread the word.  It really opened up my thoughts when I heard it.  Just the kind of thing I promised to deliver on this blog (read my About Page).

The quote goes like this—We are kept from our goal not by an obstacle, but by a clear path to a lesser goal.

WOW! It’s not the big obstacle in the way that stops us.  It is a clear path to the easier goal!  If you just follow the path to the easier goal then that’s good. You made the goal. But when your real goal gets lost because the lesser goal has been attained that is not good.Cover of "Good to Great: Why Some Compani...

The #1 Bestseller from Jim Collins, Good to Great, teaches the lesson that the enemy of great is good.   If you attain something and deem it good then that is good enough. No need to do more, it’s good.  Mind you it is not great!

Your purpose in your lifetime, I believe, is to share the gifts you have been given. To strive to give the world your select set of skills in your own way.  In order to do this, you must resist the temptation to reach the easy goals and keep taking the next step to your ultimate goal.

 

God bless!

JoyfulJoann

A spirit in a temporary human existence

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We are not human beings going through a temporary spiritual existence. We are spiritual beings going through a temporary human existence!

Think about that!

                 *  It’s true that our human existence is temporary.  Everyone dies!

*  It is also true that our spirit leaves our body upon human expiration.

There are so many near- death stories out there from different people who have died and been revived. Just Googlelife after death” . You will find about 67,400,000 hits!   Time Health has an article, written in discussion with Dr. Jeffrey Long, a radiation oncologist, who draws on over a decade-worth of research into near death experiences who states “there is life after death unequivocally”. Over 1600 near death experiences were related to the researchers  by people throughout the world. “Medicine”, Long says, “cannot account for the consistencies in the accounts reported by people all over the world.”

Stop to smell the Flowers

So with that in mind, focus on what you are here to do! What is it that you ‘bring to the table’ in your human body to share with the world? What human experiences are you here to experience?

Life is not about putting in your 8 hours of work and coming home to veg out til bedtime.  Our spiritual selves need to be out in the world making a difference.

Inner contentment comes when your spiritual being is satisfied. Not when you get a bigger house, or a newer car, or the latest electronic gadget.  Those people who do not look after their spiritual selves are constantly seeking objects to make them content to no avail.

Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to building a happier society. They envision a fundamentally different way of life where people care less about what they can get for themselves and more about the happiness of others. Action for Happiness has an acronym that summarizes the 10 keys to Happiness.  http://www.actionforhappiness.org/poster-great-dream#.TisK_D569e0.wordpress 

You can find Action for Happiness on Facebook.  Join in with people from all over the world living the GREAT DREAM.

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Life as you knew it has just changed , hasn’t it?  You have the awareness to know that spiritual self that is in you is so limitless in ability.  The force constraining our spirit is our human existence. If you could just learn to turn this human body into an enlightened outlet  then you could experience anything this world has to offer.

There is much available on the topic of opening oneself to a higher knowledge and personal development like the Silva Method by Jose Silva, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Huna TM, Open Focus TM, Emotional Freedom Technique by Dr. Joseph Mercola .

I have been studying these different  methods and have come across a succinct, precise, step-by-step formula to manifest absolutely anything. Imagine how that would be for you! Suddenly you are a spiritual being in control of your human existence!!

You can learn more about it at

http://manifestitalltoday.com/manifestanything/free-video.php?e=joyfuljoann

May we all be just a little brighter in our world. To your success,

JoyfulJoAnn

Now is the Time!

If there was ever a good time to start looking after your own butt, it is now! Jobs disappear overnight! Bankruptcy is just around the corner of an illness for many people. That is truly frightening!

I, for one, will not leave my future security in the hands of some businessman. That businessman is doing one thing for sure. Covering his/her own butt! Not mine, not yours! Theirs!

So I scoured and scoured the internet. I went to dozens and dozens of online webinars. I bought countless pieces of information on things that promised to get me Thousands of $$$$ in next to no time with their smashing technology– push button, Clickbank offers ,backlinks, forward links, digital media, Ebay— here’s how you do it deals to find myself much more knowledgeable, but not much further ahead.

It pains me how every system gives only a piece of the pie, but advertises that they have the whole meal deal! Ouch.

But, finally, I have found the key to success. The timing is right! The market is hot and getting hotter! The leadership is there! The training is there! The backoffice is there! The advertising is, you guessed it, there! The conference calls, the webinars, the product, the delivery, the service, the coaching. It is all there!!!And you will absolutely fall over when you see how little it costs to secure your place in the future!

Come and join the team!
I will reply to all comments,
To your success,

JoyfulJoAnn

Summary Affirmations

There was a time in my life where I got so caught up in the hustle and bustle that I gave no time or thought to dreams. Bills needed to be paid now, mouths needed to be fed, kids needed to get to lessons, I needed to get to work, to the grocery store, to the bank, to ……………….

Woah! stop right now and slow down. Dream. Acknowledge the good. Give thanksgiving. Believe.

Dare to dream and follow your heart!