Wednesday, April 24, 2013

* * * Meet the Experts * * * Part III

So I hope you had the chance to read the other two topics and made a start to create the life you've always wished for. If you haven't read it yet, you can still read part I here and part II here.
As I mentioned in the sneak peak preview we are going to talk about Motivational Words. I have to be honest, since I don't have a TV anymore I was in charge in how I wanted to spend my (free) time. Not to exaggerate but it changed my life dramatically! I had more time to work on my personal needs and (re)discovering (old & new) hobbies & talents. Amazing what can happen when YOU are the one who has the remote control in your hands. A new world awakens in front of your eyes and you start questioning about a few things in life like I mention in the quotes below.

" In essence , if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently. "
-- Tony Robbins --

"Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on."  
-- Les Brown --

" Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. "
-- Les Brown --

The Power of Words 

Before we go on I have to share a little secret! I have always been and always will be Miss ├╝ber optimist. BUT and here it comes, I've also criticised myself too much! And I don't mean that in the positive uplifting way. Well I guess it's no secret either because most of us are doing this on a regular basis. I wasn't being supportive and treating my " bestie " ( inner self/ soul/core) in a good way. I mean like how is it that we treat others better than ourselfs?! The funny thing is I didn't really noticed it untill someone else pointed it out at the beginning of this year, again! Wow now I finally got my wake up call and it's time for a change to start treating my inner self with the Respect & Love it truly deserves! Offcourse I couldn't do it on my own so I had to bring some Experts in the game. Their message/voice is so powerfull that you want to take immediate action and don't waste anymore of your precious time. I hope you will learn also a lot from them like I did ( and still am!).

Motivational Expert ~~~ Powerful voice ~~~

#1 is Tony Robbins. Keywords: Entrepreneur, Author & Peak Performance Strategist. When I watched the first video on Youtube he already got my attention at the first few minutes! His message ( and let's not forget his voice!) is so powerful and inspiring. He breaks it down with an honest and clear vision for you and gives you that wake up call. He is the first Motivational Speaker that inspired me for changing my life and made me realize that I CAN have control over the things in my own life. Instead of writing about him I want you guys to listen to a beautiful & powerful message of him. Just click here to watch the video, put it on pause and after reading this blog, listen and be mesmerized by his message & voice!

 Motivational Expert ~~~ The inspirator ~~~

#2  is Les Brown. Keywords: Author & top Motivational Speaker. His personal story is so inspiring and incredible that my own struggles seem like crumbs next to his. He was knocked down so many times in his life, but he just kept getting up and moving on. Talk about determination and true admiration. And let's not forget his HUMOR. His laugh is so contagious that you'll start laughing automatically as well. But his message is so inspiring, and in between he gives you those "aha moments" that you just can't ignore. So without further a due watch his video here and just do the same as I mentioned before, click on the pause button, read this blog, then go and watch his inspiring video.

How I stay entertained without a TV

Most of you are probably wondering " well how does she entertain herself when she is not busy with all the motivational stuff"? Well praise Youtube and let's not forget the Internet! Nowadays you can get entertainment everywhere. Movies, series, real life stuff and all. How awesome is that?!  Don't worry I won't list all of that in this blog :), but I really want to introduce two lovely ladies! I have been following their youtube vlog channel since last year and I really admire them for the fact that they are sharing a personal part of their life and just show their vulnerability. Besides that, their videos are full of Joy, Entertainment, tips on how to build Self confidence and more Inspiration. But also just how "real" their life is and less involvement of glamour & drama. Go check them out  ->> Patricia Bright / Britpoplife & DearNaptural85. Enjoy watching!

 ~~~ How to stay Motivated ~~~

Let's go back to the source. Yes you! Everything always starts with you. You know how you are feeling inside and what you want to change about it. Or that you have the deepest desire to change something. Even if you get money to make a change, if it doesn't come from the heart you won't live your life to the fullest or as you wished for. So do you want to go for the temporary desire or follow your truly and deepest passion? I won't deny it is going to be a challenge with lots of struggles but if you don't want to lie on your deathbed and think about all the things you could have done and help others with your own gifts & talents, I would say stop worring and start living. Below I will share 8 Tips on how I stay motivated ( every single day). I hope this will benefit for you as well.

  • Before you even start your day take the first hour for yourself! That's your charge for the day and no one gets every minute of it. Yep selfish but you are gonna need it. Pray, Meditate, take a nice long bad or breakfast, read a ( inspirational ) book/bible, go for a morning run/walk, you name it. Just do something that makes YOU feel happy and relaxed so that you can start the day fresh and with lots of joy & power.
  • Make a to-do list for the day and add no more then 3 things that needs to be done and start with the most difficult one . It will make it easier for you to accomplish the other two because you have finished the most challenging one. Plus it gives you a satisfying feeling and more power/energy to finish the rest.
  • Prioritize your time good. Start with your own stuff and after that work on others. This will keep you focused on where you are and what you need to do for the day/week and who you need to contact. If you're not in control of what you have/need to do, there will be chaos in tha building and an overload on all the things that need to be done to bring you a step further to your goals. It's not about being selfish it's about helping others. If you can't help yourself first how can you help another?
  • Take a break on a regular basis. I know I know sometimes it's really tempting when you are busy with a (small) project and you just can't stop and want to do more and more. The dictionary calls it "addiction ". Hmmm I call it your drive/energy. But sometimes you need to take control of the situation and know when you need to upload or adjust your energy. So take regulary (small) breaks, go for a walk in or around the building for some fresh air, eat healthy snacks in between and drink at least 1,5 litre of water everyday.
  • Try to "listen" what words you are using on a daily basis and if there are still any negatives around, just throw those in the trash can. I am not saying that you won't use a negative word once in a while but you can try to add at least 80% ( or more ) of positive words & attitude into your life. It's a working progress and we are still human but you are always in control on how you treat yourself and others and responsible enough to "understand" what effect "words" can have on another human being. 
  • Listen to motivational speakers. They can give the empowerment you need on a distance or when you need some uplifting words and encouragement. Also a good thought to find a mentor/coach who can support and motivate you to keep on going. Actually we all need someone in our lives to do that, even the people who are already succesful and have a big influence need that "push" sometimes. We are all here to help each other out.
  • Have a Support Group. I wouldn't be at this point of my life without my Sissy, Mom, Bro, a few close Friends & Family members and the people I've met untill now. So a big thanks to all of them and also for these lovely ladies who inspired and motivated me in there own way ->>> Natalie Sisson & Stephanie Ward. Check out my meeting day with them >>> here.
  • Use mantra's like "I am beautiful" or "I am also important ( or create your own) on a daily or regular basis. Either way they can really come in handy when you are having one of those bad days! And if your day still didn't go as you've wanted it to be, at least you tried and did the best you could. Next time better right? ;) . 

Don't be so hard on yourself and start treating yourself like you are precious as the rainforests that are on world protection. And coach yourself to become a much Better & Positive version then before. You'll be flabbergast what kind of effect this will have on you.

Stay tuned for the next blog. It's about a juicy topic lots of people are talking about nowadays. I will highlight some basic essentials you can add for creating the beautiful life you want and deserve.

 Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog!

Be Good & Stay Positive ♥

xoxo Lindsay

Friday, April 19, 2013

* * * Sneak-preview * * * Meet the Experts Part III

I hope you had the chance to do a reality-check to " feel" on what level your spiritual touch is and which parts in your life is craving for some light. Remember life is about experiencing things and also acting on them to find out what thrills you from deep inside. Everyday I try to "challenge"  myself in a positive way and it gives me the power to know that at the end of the day I tried at least something to overcome a fear or inner battle, how small or big it may seem or is. At least I did the best I could. And also a reminder that these are just small babysteps for me to keep on going and getting closer to life & fulfill my Purpose on this planet.

If I can do it I know for certain YOU can do it too!

Finally we are at the last series of the Experts. Yeah! This one is the icing on the cake actuallly. Why you may ask? ;) Well because it was and still is the most challenging one of all three areas I've been working on. At least for me but I think most of you can recall on it as well? I am talking about facing the "everyday" battle of the (negative) thoughts you put in your head. Man oh man sometimes I wish there just was an on and off button so that it didn't had to be that hard to keep the focus and without this buzz in your head all the time so that I can keep on going... Hmmm but then on the other hand there would be no effort/desire for changing & (personal) growth. Luckily there is a "cure" for this. It's called M.O.T.I.V.A.T.I.O.N.A.L words... These are the vitamines for your brains. Instead of taking pills or eating fresh fruit ( metaphorically speaking offcourse, we still need to be & feel healthy ;) ), you can train your brain to use positive words and make it a habit watching, listening, reading, etc. about things that can make your life more positive. In the past I have underestimated the daily words I used in my vocabulary. But it can make a huge and powerfull impact & difference on you and others. So real that the negative things we unconsciously say/do to ourselves (on a regular basis) can be actually harmful!

Hey but I am still here so I guess I've kinda survived the first of many battles. So in the next and last topic I will share these secrets with you guys and how I keep myself motivated for fulfilling my life purpose. Can't wait to share it! :)

 Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog!

Be Good & Stay Positive ♥

xoxo Lindsay

Sunday, April 14, 2013

* * * Meet the Experts * * * Part II

This topic is exciting and scary at the same time for me! I am having mixed feelings ( in a good way though) and often wonder where this spiritual journey will lead me and how this all will turn out. Writing this now gives me that reality check again to slow down, stay in the moment and just enjoy the process! So that I will definately do.

Let's take it to a Higher Level

Luckily I've been learning how to deal with this. It feels great and I've come to realize that I can't and won't live a day without it anymore! I really got a true understanding that this is the key for connecting your * body * mind * soul * together  and it fits all the (missing) pieces. Yes I am talking about Meditation, if you haven't noticed yet ;) . In all my honesty I am going to say that it's not easy and you have to show and be discipline to do this everyday! I wouldn't change it for anything again, not even for chocolate ( and I am a totally chocolate junkie :/ , now it's that serious! ) But without fooling around I am really serious about adding this to your daily rituals. In my whole transformation period I've also come to realize that this can help you discover your true self, accepting everything within you and how important the connection is with everything around you including yourself. To break it down for you guys again I have added three inspiring quotes that explains this "feeling" I am being so excited about.

 "A sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, and must empty ourselves. Give yourself fully to God. 
He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in his Love than in your weakness."
-- Mother Teresa --

"We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically."
-- Neil deGrasse Tyson --

"Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again"
-- Joseph Campbell --

So first of all it was a very tough decision for me to write about the Experts in this topic. Because I've read so many inspiring stories and information about the people I've been following but otherwise this blogpost would turn out to be a whole chapter of a book! And the last thing I want is to overwhelm you guys, because I really appreciate it that your taking the time by just reading the topics on this blog. Means a lot to me! :) . And offcourse I hope I can help you with answers you're looking for in your own life just by sharing my experience. Ok so I've selected four Experts and this was based on the fact that I was feeling the connection & understanding that puts everything into place with their message. It doesn't start with "how to build a business or brand", but helping YOU to find your purpose in Life and finding your inner voice. Without their knowledge and Passion I wouldn't be in this phase of my life. So I am very grateful for that and by just sharing their knowledge with you guys makes me happy!

~~~ The Authentic Leader ~~~

#1 is Marie Forleo. I have so many words to describe this amazing woman but if I have to pick one word then it would definately be " Authentic". She has so many talents but she combines it perfectly with her business! Her website and videos are so inspiring, entertaining and full of valuable information on a very high level. I don't want to steal  her introduction but you definately have to check her out! It's totally worth it! Why I can connect with her? She inspires me so much with her sense of humor & positive attitude and she makes me feel the comfort that I can try something out. And guess what during that new experience or moment I can still be myself but then become a better version. She wants to help other women ( and believe it or not men too, yes serious!) to help them find their inner voice in nowadays society and how they can combine this with their business. Her message is to make you realize that it's ok to be yourself. Or to put it in another way ->>> to be 100% authentic . So without further a due check out her page here and for her youtube channel go here!

~~~ The Go-To Expert ~~~

#2 is Brendon Burchard. He is definately the go-to advisor for Marketing! His message is clear & honest and what you can expect of Marketing nowadays! But the real deal is that he gives you the feeling that you CAN be apart of this too. He makes Marketing look like it's a piece of cake. I am dead serious! When he breaks the information for you down, he explaines it to you in a way that you'll feel and be amazed that it truly can be that simple and that nothing is holding you back to start following your own passion and build a business around it. Why I can connect with him? I can't describe it but he brings an energy that makes you want to take action right now and don't waste any of your precious time again. All though his information can seem and feel a little bit overwhelming, I mean like all the access you can get for this priceless information?! Yep I totally understand the way your feeling now! But don't worry he breaks it down step by step and follows you through the whole process! Curious what I am talking about? Take a look at his youtube channel here. I have no other way to describe his message then that he genuinely wants to help you put YOUR message out there, so that you can share it with the world. And to help you figure out what your real Passion(s) in life is. We can sure take an example from him! How awesome is that! Where you have to pay for this kind of information he just shares it with the world. He's the man! Click here to visit his website and start pursuing your dream(s) & goal(s) now! By the way I've also purchased his book The Charge and really looking forward reading this! Either way I think the information will be very valuable because his videos already proven this to me.

  * Start Discovering your Spiritual Journey *

  • It's more then enough to just be yourself...
  • If we expect that people have power over us, our power will decrease...
  • How loftier our vision, the greater our strength...

These are wise words from a book I got a while a go from a former friend. It's a little book but don't be underestimated by the impact of his words! I am starting to read it again but if you would like to start your own Spiritual Journey I would say get this book! I've added a link of the  dutch &  english version. This is no promotion! I can sincerely recommend this book to everyone who is looking for enlightenment in their life. We are talking about your precious life here! What are you waiting for! :)

And I would add - Just start asking yourself the following questions

  • What do I want to do with my life?
  • What are the short & long term goals I want to achieve/accomplish?
  • How can I make a difference and share this with the world and most important how can this make an impact for our next generation?

If your feeling a little bit stuck and overwhelmed by these questions, just watch the video of this lovely lady Dear Naptural85. In a short and inspiring way she explains how you can start fulfilling your life & work on yourself starting TODAY. Just real talk here people!

So go for it! I know that all the information in this blog is a lot but everything I shared of all the Experts I've introduced untill now is real and sincere! I truly have the best interest in you and want to see you succeed as well but you have to start somewhere. We have the time but when you've lost that time you can't get it back. To put some visualisation in my words watch this movie trailer with Justin Timberlake in it  >>> here. ( Good movie btw. Definately one to watch!).

Start fulfilling your Life Purpose and the things YOU need in your life and strive to find your inner voice & add these Enlightenments to the Beautiful Life you deserve.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog!

Be Good & Stay Positive ♥

xoxo Lindsay

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

* * * Sneak-preview * * * Meet the Experts Part II

Did you take a deep & honest look in your L-world? Are you really happy how things are going between you and your loved one(s)? And I mean everybody! Your mother, father, sister, brother, grandparents, even your pets ( yes for real) you name it. I've experienced that it's not only how you connect with your (future) partner, but also with the people who are close to you and the way you show them your love, that determines how you define and want to treat L.O.V.E. If you haven't read the Love topic yet, hurry up and read it here!

So we have a new week and that means the next topic on * Meet the Experts * . I truly believe that it is a very important topic and we as human beings need this part in our lives. It's our fuel and reason for living. I would say let it out and go find your spiritual touch. The Experts I will introduce in the next blog add a little some of that into their business in a way I can connect and understand. So yess I want to share their message with you guys!

You can say that it's like a Spiritual Touch that moved me and switches on the lights. Just like in the blink of an eye. So stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog!

Be Good & Stay Positive ♥

xoxo Lindsay