Sunday, January 30, 2011

Tip#426: Look Forward To A New Adventure - Up

I am very happy to announce that I have found a new home to move into by Feb. 1st! (See tip#420). I found it in 7 days and was part of a grand experiment that involved the law of attraction. I will share the details in a future post. For now I am gearing up for an exciting new adventure in my life!

As I currently pack I am also purging even though I already let go of so much since my financial collapse early last year (see tip#400). I've been thinking about all my old furniture, clothes and other household appliances I gave away on Craigslist, Goodwill or left out on the streets. It feels good knowing it was all necessary so I could now reboot my life and my career.

Up 2009

The animated movie Up is about a 78 year old man named Carl (Ed Asner) who ties thousands of balloons to his home and sets out on a lifelong dream to see South America. He is joined by 8 year old Russell (Jordan Nagai) who was a stowaway on this trip.

Along this adventure Carl learns to let go of his old life and memories that were keeping him grounded and not moving forward in life. There is a key moment when he must let go of all his old furniture that is emotionally connected to his beloved wife who passed away many years before. He does so and ultimately is free of the anchors of his past.

Let Go

Let this inspire you to let go of whatever is keeping you grounded. Identify items around you that represent old memories holding you back. Find the courage to let go of these items so you can be free to experience grand, new adventures.

Then focus on looking forward to exciting opportunities. All your dreams and goals are waiting for you to discover them. Find the strength within you to purge and then push off into the wild, blue yonder!

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tip#425: Find Your Dream Team Pt.2 - The Way Back

My journey since early 2010 has been about facing intense financial challenges and finding the strength to persevere (see tip#400). Along the way I re-affirmed that I had created a dream team of supportive friends, family and colleagues. I was not alone. And in my current search for a new home before the end of this month I am still supported by empowering people (see tip#424).

Despite the short amount of time for finding a new home I've maintained my indestructible optimism. During the past week I've been showered with gifts from good people that increased my positivity. Judi and Nick Hughes of Your Planning Partners invited me to two events I've attended before and I always meet amazing, insightful entrepreneurs.

Daniel Chiang of Inspired Life Health Centre invited me to the introductory day workshop of The Abundance Project that gathered a rich, diverse group of Holistic Health Practitioners. These three events were days of each other and they stimulated my positive attitude. There was such a strong sense of community. These events provided golden opportunities to meet like-minded people and offer mutual assistance for each of our journeys.

The Way Back 2010

Inspired by true events the movie The Way Back is about a group of prisoners escaping from a Siberian Gulag camp during World War II. It traces their grueling 4,000 miles walk to freedom in India. Along the way you see how each person contributes to the well being of one another.

Amidst the stunning vistas the group travels you get to see great leadership and great team spirit. You see how resourceful they become dealing with blinding snowstorms, finding food and surviving arid deserts. In the end you see how they re-energize and maintain their humanity, compassion and support for one another.

Seek out supportive individuals who will support you on whatever journey you take. Be open to events you get invited to where you may discover like-minded individuals who you may want as part of your dream team.

Whether it's for business, career or in your life, do your best to cultivate supportive relationships. It's what makes the journey worth traveling!

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tip#424: Surround Yourself With Friends & Allies – The King's Speech

With only a week away from having to move from my current space I am extremely confident I will find a new home. A big part of it is because I have surrounded myself with friends and allies eagerly supporting my goal on a daily basis.

While I've been in this temporary space for the past 6 months, I arranged to have weekly telephone meetings with a good friend who is also my Live Lighter/Writer Guru (see her website). I also have other friends, life and career coaches I meet with on a two-week basis. We discuss the challenges we are each going through and give each other incredible support and empowering solutions.

And through my database of contacts I have cultivated supportive relationships over the years that are also assisting me. I feel blessed to have such amazing support especially in my latest search for a new home. The daily encouragement I receive fills me with the positive emotional energy I need to head into the unknown once again with enthusiasm and confidence.

The King's Speech 2010

The movie The King's Speech is based on a true story of King George VI (Colin Firth) and how he is assisted by his speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) to overcome his stammer. This is an inspiring story of how friendships develop through the courage to trust and stand by one another.

It also celebrates the support a person can give to someone who desperately needs it. Logue was so confident he could help the King (then Prince Albert) that eventually this confidence grows within the King. This could only happen when the King lets go of his fears and trusts in Logue's expertise.

Good People

Having friends and allies are about having good people who will stand by you no matter what. They understand your strengths and weaknesses and will support you in difficult times. They will be there to encourage you to keep moving forward when you feel like giving up.

Cultivate compassionate friends and allies and you will always feel confident and energized in whatever journey you travel on or challenge you need to face.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tip#423: Allow New People Into Your Life – Despicable Me

I feel new energy and new people have come into my life. My financial collapse last year has helped me learn to let go and purge both physically, mentally, emotionally and materially. Losing my home forced me to give away furniture and clothing freeing me from the old energy of my past. I also had to let go of "friends" who chose not to extend a helping hand during my time of crisis.

Letting go of all these elements from my old life made room for new, meaningful relationships. These new angels supported me during very challenging times. They helped me in so many unexpected ways that it reaffirmed my belief that people are a primary key to achieving the dreams and goals one desires.

Despicable Me 2010

The animated movie Despicable Me is about a criminal mastermind named Gru (Steve Carrell) who has a scheme to steal the moon. He's had this dream since he was a child and now endeavors to be the greatest super-villain in the world.

In order to do this Gru pretends to adopt 3 little orphaned girls to help him gain access to a "shrinking ray". At first Gru found them irritating and annoying and did not behave as a loving guardian. But by allowing these new children into his life his attitude slowly changed.

By spending time together, like attending an amusement park and asking Gru to read them bedtime stories, the girls begin to transform his nasty attitude and opened Gru's heart. He ended up making them more important than his original dreams.

Keep an open mind and heart when new people come into your life. Some individuals may be irritating at first or may have opposing views. Do your best to have an optimistic mindset and see the hidden gifts they are bringing. They may have the key to what you’ve been truly searching for.

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tip#422: Keep Your Playful Imagination Alive – Imagine That

I just gave one of my best motivational presentations at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for over 100 newcomers to Canada. I was just feeling fantastic that day! It was a lively 90 minute workshop called "Get Motivated & Stay Motivated" for the annual IEP Conference (Internationally Educated Professionals). See more: Click here

I was so energized and feeling extra silly that I announced that, as Motivatorman, I do not wear a cape. Instead I was wearing my superhero underwear! I told everyone I was wearing brand new boxer briefs from Banana Republic and I felt like a million bucks. I guess their English was good because most of them laughed!

We later did my "being interviewed by Oprah exercise" that helps increase the participant's self-esteem and self-worth. The slide image I showed is the same one The New York Times article featured of me back in November a few months ago. See article: Click here

The playful image of pasting my face over a guest being interviewed by Oprah is meant to be an example of how to visualize the dreams and goals you want to achieve. I helped guide the workshop participants to visualize themselves in the future being interviewed by Oprah AND why. It's a chance to get individuals to activate their imagination, be playful and be like kids again.

Imagine That 2009

The comedy Imagine That is about a financial executive Evan (Eddie Murphy) with an unsteady position at work who refuses to be playful with his daughter Olivia (Yara Shahidi). He is soon invited into his daughter’s imaginary world where solutions to his problems lie.

Evan discovers that Olivia has imaginary friends that are successfully predicting profitable business decisions and wants to know more. In order to do so Evan has to let go of his workaholic attitude and rigid mindset and be playful with his daughter. Olivia makes Evan use his imagination and be a kid again. He releases his silly side and ends up becoming a better, interactive father.

Despite the negative reviews, this movie has one of those timeless messages of keeping your inner child alive in a grown up world. And visualizing dreams and goals begins with activating your imagination and picture yourself in the job you dream about, the relationships you yearn for and the home or life you truly want.

Keep your playful, childlike part of you alive. Be a little silly sometimes. Pretend you are wearing superhero underwear and that you can do ANYTHING! Make a few funny faces in the mirror and make yourself laugh. Pretend the faces are imaginary friends helping you keep your imagination alive and well!

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tip#421: Share Your Enthusiasm – The World's Fastest Indian

Enthusiasm: Great excitement for or interest in a subject or cause. A source or cause of great excitement or interest.

I've been feeling better about my upcoming move and relocation (see tip#420) since feeling a little down last week. Part of it was the result of focusing on what excites me and sharing that enthusiasm. For example at Aldo Shoes I found new snow boots I really needed and loved them so much I shared that excitement on Facebook.

I received so many comments and "Likes" that the "feel good" energy I shared seemed to come back doubled. I was feeling re-energized again. On top of that Aldo Shoes on Facebook sent me a message requesting a photo of my new boots. This reminded me to always find and share enthusiasm which can transform a negative state.

The World's Fastest Indian 2005

The movie The World's Fastest Indian is based on a true story of New Zealand speed bike racer Burt Munro (Anthony Hopkins) and his highly modified Indian Scout motorcycle. You will see that a big part of Munro’s success in breaking a speed record was from helpful people who shared his enthusiasm.

Munro had a dream to travel from his home in New Zealand to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah and participate in Speed Week. His journey was filled with individuals who were charmed by his authentic enthusiasm, smile and positivity that they did everything they could to help with his dream.

Forward

Having a dream or goal is not enough to make them a reality. Expressing and sharing your dreams with others is the next essential step. And sharing your enthusiasm adds that zest that can attract just the right people who can help ACCELERATE you forward.

Whether it's with current friends, family or work colleagues, strangers you meet or online with social media sites practice the art of sharing enthusiasm. Paint a positive picture of all that excites you and you'll discover a world of like-minded individuals who'll be EAGER to support you.

"There is nothing more contagious on this planet than enthusiasm."
Carlos Santana

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Sunday, January 09, 2011

Tip#420: Something Magical Can Happen – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Despite a re-energizing Christmas vacation, I felt a deep sense of fear and anxiety in my first week of the New Year. The current place I've been living in was just for 6 months which ends January 31st (see tip#405). This means I need to find a new home in 3 weeks.

Ted Williams Story

What helped me deal with these heavy feelings was to remind myself of all I'd overcome in last year's life changes (see tip#400). I was also moved to tears when I saw Ted Williams interviewed on the Today Show. He's a homeless man who's YouTube video showed off his "golden voice" and became an instant online sensation.

Seeing him rise out of his darkness to receiving countless job offers reminded me that something magical could happen at ANY time. See interview: Click here

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 2010

The movie, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the 3rd in a series of films taking place where magic happens. It's an enchanted land where children play central roles to overcome challenges both outside themselves and within.

Of the four main characters in the previous films, it is Lucy (Georgie Henley) and her brother Edmund (Skandar Keynes) that return to Narnia to help Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along with their younger cousin Eustace (Will Poulter) they learn to face the dark sides of themselves.

A good friend highly recommended I see this movie because of the heavy feelings I was experiencing. My intuition told me to see it as soon as possible. I was thoroughly inspired and uplifted by so many aspects of the film. First, I felt I was taken to another world and second there were many motivational quotes like this one...

"To defeat the darkness out there, you must defeat the darkness inside yourself."

Remember that any darkness you face will eventually pass. Take time to remember other times in your life where you felt despair or angst and remind yourself that somehow you overcame those challenges.

Feed your imagination with success stories of others who found joyful success out of their darkness. Let them remind you that you are never alone and that something magical can happen for you too.

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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Tip#419: Purge and Reprogram Your Life – TRON: Legacy

While I was on Christmas vacation in Las Vegas I went to see TRON: Legacy which moved me in a very personal way. What touched me was the main character's reunion with his father after many long years. December was the 10th anniversary of my father's untimely death and pass away in Las Vegas.

Another theme that moved me was the film's concepts of deprogramming and reprogramming. Since the story takes place in a digital world the characters can be reprogrammed in different ways. It was a mirror for my intense year of change in 2010. I've been able to begin reprogramming my life, career and mindset by deleting my old life and beliefs. Losing my home, lifestyle and business was necessary to PURGE both my external belongings AND my inner hard-drive.

TRON: Legacy 2010

The Disney movie TRON: Legacy is about the son of a virtual world designer who goes looking for his missing father trapped in the digital world he created. This is a sequel to the 1982 film TRON that featured state of the art computer graphics of its time. This movie features dazzling effects as well as futuristic costumes, vehicles and environments.

It was an emotional scene when Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) reunites with his father Kevin (Jeff Bridges). Through these characters I was able to live out a dream of being able to embrace my father one more time. Their scenes together would help me visualize and believe that my father was always with me during ALL the intense challenges I've faced over the years.

Make Room

Letting go of my father's death would be part of the many aspects of my life I needed to release. Purging negative, heavy feelings is just as important as letting go of old, destructive mindsets, relationships and even an old home or career.

Take this moment to look at ALL the aspects of your own life, career and relationships that need purging. Make room so you can reprogram a new, exciting year full of opportunities and prosperity. Then re-activate your inner hard drive and go after your dreams and goals!

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Sunday, January 02, 2011

Tip#418: Find Your True Grit - True Grit 2010

Definition of grit: firmness of mind or spirit; unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger

I am back home in Toronto Canada after a very full, 2 week adventure in Las Vegas and Santa Barbara. It was filled with an abundance of outstanding food, great family time, a new wardrobe, an internet radio interview AND a treasure chest of personal insights for rebuilding my life and career (see tips: #414, #415, #416, #417).

To enjoy the first day of 2011, my intuition led me to seeing a new movie that surprised me with an exciting new cinematic role model. Discovering this movie hero was a fantastic start to prepping my mindset for this New Year.

True Grit 2010

The movie True Grit is a western taking place in the late fall of 1877 where 14 year old Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) hires a U.S. Marshal named Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) to track down the killer of her father. Texas Ranger La Boeuf (Matt Damon) joins the group and together they make an abrasive yet effective team.

The actress playing Mattie (13 years old when film was made) is a stunning new talent who has created a powerful role model embodying true grit. She is strong-willed, confident, tenacious, strategic and highly articulate. Cogburn and La Boeuf are also strong in character and provides even more reasons to inspire you.

Go After What You Want

For me Mattie mirrors the strengths and confidence I'd like to emulate in my own life. I can now visualize the mindset I'd love to have because of this movie character. Mattie has emotionally charged my spirit to go after what I want.

This year find your own true grit and go after what you want. Build your firmness of mind and spirit. Have unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger. It's time to activate your hidden strengths and confidence!

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