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A great way to start the day… watch…

Posted by Corey Kaster on June 16, 2010

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Video – Tony Robbins on Motivation in a Slump

Posted by Corey Kaster on March 18, 2010

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Top 10 Negative Self-Talk Phrases and How to Replace Them

Posted by Corey Kaster on March 18, 2010

This post via life coach Russell Small (russellsmall.com)

Our challenge to you this week is to consciously listen to what you say to yourself. Jot your dominant thoughts down on a piece of paper. Then look at the list below and identify the limiting self-talk patterns you hold (listed on the left). Take these negative phrases and replace them with the affirming phrases on the right.

Remember, what is within, so without. Our inner world creates the outer circumstance and shapes the events that we experience. Our inner world consists of our thoughts, and beliefs. A belief is a thought with a feeling associated with it. We can consciously choose to change our thoughts and beliefs at any time and by doing so we can improve the quality of our experiences.

Every time we possess a feeling or experience an emotion – of any kind- we have chosen it. If we chose to feel negatively and believe a thought – then we have chosen to be a product of bad thinking. A thought can produce an emotion only if you believe it to be true. Believe it or not holding onto a thought and creating a feeling is a choice, just like it’s our choice to insert a new one.

Be Free!

Negative Self-Talk Replace with Positive Self-Talk
1.  I never get anything right… 1.  I always learn from my mistakes and failures
2.  This is difficult… 2.  Challenges make me stronger
3.  I have no time to ______ 3.  I will make time to ______
4.  I am cursed 4.  I am blessed
5.  What if I try and fail? 5.  This will work for me!
6.  I wish I had ______ 6.  ______ is on the way!
7.  There goes another opportunity… 7.  Things always turn out for the best
8.  I’ll never get there… 8.  I am stretching towards my biggest goals
9.   I can’t do that… 9.  I’ll do that and to the best of my ability!
10. If only I were ______ I would 10. Because I am ______ I will do this

For more ideas on how to turn negative phrases into positives, visit:
http://www.russellsmall.com/awareness/changing-negative-talk-to-positive-phrases.html

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Monday Motivator – yes, a day late.

Posted by Corey Kaster on January 5, 2010

“I’ve always thought that people need to feel good about themselves and I see my role as offering support to them, to provide some light along the way.”

~ Leo Buscaglia


As the new year begins and I am looking at what I want to accomplish this year, I am reminded of all the different kinds of support I have in my life: my family, my friends, my Master Mind buddies (past and present), my Human Design study group, my business connections, etc.

With that reminder, I realize how important their contributions have been in being able to do many – if not all – of the things I have done in my life.

What started me thinking about this is a thought-provoking power point presentation a friend sent me that tells about a Navy veteran who ejected from a plane in distress and landed safely. Years later, he met the man who packed his parachute and had a chance to thank him for a successful landing. After that meeting, he thought about the fact that he had never given those sailors who packed the parachutes much thought because he was an elite fighter pilot.

He now gives talks about his experiences and the people who “packed his ‘chutes”, providing mental, emotional, and spiritual support throughout his life. Whether we’ve ever actually landed a parachute or not, we all have people who have helped pack our mental, emotional and spiritual parachutes along the way.

As you begin the new year, I invite you to recognize those who have provided that support for you along your life’s journey and, as you think about what you want to accomplish this year, include some ideas about how you can help others in your life pack their ‘chutes to accomplish the things that are important to them.

Wishing you the best year of your life in 2010 —

Cheri Fredrickson, CPC

Small Business Coach

Reiki Master/Teacher

503-970-1973

www.cherifredrickson.com

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Monday Motivator

Posted by Corey Kaster on November 23, 2009


 

“The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy.”

— Henri J. M. Nouwen

Thanksgiving is, without question, my very favorite holiday. Somehow it has escaped the over-commercialization that so many holidays have fallen victim to. It remains a time to enjoy family and friends while pausing to reflect on and appreciate what we have to be thankful for.

Coming up to it has been particularly fun for me this year. For some reason, in this past month or so the subject of keeping a gratitude journal has come up in several different areas of my life. I’ve had the opportunity to discuss my experience of keeping a gratitude journal and what it has done to impact my quality of life with a number of people.

Since I like to keep things simple, I have chosen to use a small spiral notebook that I keep handy. I used to make entries every night before going to sleep, although I’m not quite as consistent as I used to be. But, with all this discussion the daily habit may return!

What I have noticed as a result of keeping a gratitude journal:

  • I always go to sleep with happy thoughts.
  • I began noticing more and more things to be grateful for.
  • I could refer to my notebook when I was having a difficult day and it changed my attitude very quickly.
  • It was fun to see who showed up in it regularly and share that with them.
  • After a while, I found that I was just naturally feeling grateful and I didn’t have to look for things to put on my list.

So, I invite you to give it a try. It’s a wonderful practice that will impact you more than you imagine.

And, I realize you may not want to commit to a regular journal. If not, how about committing to writing down 10 or 20 things to recognize on Thanksgiving Day? Take some time to reflect and, if you want it to take on even more value, share those things with others.

Wishing you many things to be thankful for and a joyful holiday–

Cheri

Cheri Fredrickson, CPC

Small Business Coach

Reiki Master/Teacher

503-970-1973

http://www.cherifredrickson.com

 

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