12/16/13

How Can You Help Anyone Else Until You Help Yourself?

download (1)With so much focus and emphasis often placed on the necessities for being an effective leader, one of the key factors is often either overlooked or taken for granted. This factor, which has a major impact on one’s behavior, attitude, perceptions, objectivity, and ability to provide value to constituents and others, must respond to the title question of this article, which is, how can you help anyone else until you help yourself? Once one is willing to look introspectively and be truly objective, he becomes capable of proceeding forward with a positive attitude, and then create meaningful value for his constituents. Unfortunately, however, many in positions of leadership lack either the ability or willingness to make themselves better, and therefore be the best they can be. Great leaders must be self – confident and proactive, which requires a capability and willingness to help oneself become better and more proficient.

12/16/13

How Subliminal Audio Messages Help You Motivate Yourself To Exercise

Subliminal audio messages are messages that pass your conscious threshold. They may be viewed as covert messages because you do not consciously hear them.

The subconscious mind on the other hand understands them, and is able to change your thoughts and feelings towards exercise because of their impact.

What they can’t do

But, they can not change you unless you want them to. If you are not committed to exercising regularly, if you still plan on making excuses or just toying with the idea of exercising while all you will do is sit at home and read Reddit, subliminal audio is not for you.

The simple fact is that subliminal audio is recorded to help you deal with a lack of motivation when the exercise gets tough and muscles start to hurt, or when lungs start to burn during the long run. They are able to give you that extra push that you need.

What they feel like

Subliminal messages feel like relaxation. Their aim is to get you relaxed first, so your conscious mind is calm and unobtrusive while they send positive affirmations that will help you end your struggle with exercise.

images (1)The thing is, you lack motivation for exercise because of habit. You have a habit of feeling cushy and not pushing yourself. That is a result of training as well! It is mental training, but training none the less.

Subliminal messages work by reversing the training you have given yourself over the years. They help by aligning your conscious desires to work out regularly with the subconscious.

The body and mind are connected. If you have a healthy mind, which subliminal messages help you achieve, you will soon have a healthy body too.

Why can’t I just recite positive affirmations

Of course, you could just recite the positive affirmations to yourself, but that would not be as helpful because just reciting the affirmations would likely not penetrate your consciousness.

Those messages would not reach the subconscious, or even if they would they would just be confusing, as any time you said to yourself that you love to exercise, the conscious mind would just send countless counter examples in which it will prove that that thought is false.

Reprogramming your mind is possible with solely using positive affirmations, but they are multiple times more effective when used in combination with subliminal audio messages, which will help you reprogram your mind naturally, as it won’t feel like you’ve actually done anything by force.

Christopher Montrose has written articles for multiple sites across the web. He is an associate at Real Subliminal, a company for which he writes about benefits of using hypnosis and subliminal audio in every day life.

12/16/13

Three Self Help Tips On How You Can Make Yourself More Confident

Are you looking for self help tips on how you can become more confident? Confidence starts with you, so the best way to become more confident is to work on who you are and how you see yourself. In this article, I will be sharing with you three simple ways you can look into to develop your confidence.

Self Help Tips – #1 – Love Yourself

Do you really love yourself? Most of the people who struggle with their confidence actually do not know how to love themselves the way they should. As such, problems such as low self esteem or inferiority complex arise. Learn to love yourself for who you are. Accept your strengths as well as your weaknesses. However, do not dwell on your shortcomings. We are all made differently, and we each have our own talents. Learn to focus on what you have instead of what you do not have. If you fail, learn to forgive yourself unconditionally.

download (1)Self Help Tips – #2 – Believe In Yourself

Once you have learnt to love yourself, you will find it easier to believe in yourself. All your focus should be on your strengths. Magnify them and work on improving them. If you see an opportunity to shine, go for it. You need not have to be hesitant or have second thoughts. Even if you fail in that opportunity, know that you had the courage to try out in the first place. In any case, whatever the circumstance may be, I encourage you to keep believing in your own abilities and capabilities. Belief in self is perhaps the most fundamental concept that you should have in life.

Self Help Tips – #3 – Develop Yourself

What about those traits that you wish to improve on, or what about the weaknesses that you feel are necessary to turn into strengths? Well, you can work on those as well. This is where you can sign up for personal development courses to develop yourself further. Learning does not stop once you leave school. Learning should be a lifelong affair. You may feel uncomfortable addressing those weaknesses because that may involve confronting some fears, but know that if you love yourself and believe in yourself, you will come out on top.

12/16/13

Twelve Tips on How to Structure Your Self-Help Business Book

downloadA popular (meaning non-scholarly, non-MBA program) book that is aimed at business professionals must satisfy a few very basic requirements. Here is an outline of what you must accomplish with any business book, regardless of length or complexity.

1. As you create your book, the number one concept to keep at the forefront is that your readers are totally self-centered. They care only about how you can help them to solve their immediate problem. If you cannot provide practical, accessible solutions, they’ll toss your book out the window.

2. Therefore, your first task is to clearly state the problem that you can help the reader solve. For any business owner, the number one problem is how to make more money. Period. This goal can be accomplished in a variety of ways, including winning a big contract, increasing market share, increasing profit margins, cutting expenses, or introducing a new product or service. Regardless of the strategy or combination of strategies, the goal is always to make more money. If you are writing a fable you may, if you wish, use a metaphor for making money, like finding out who moved the cheese.

3. The specific problem that you say you can solve must resonate and be clearly defined. It may include increasing team effectiveness, lowering employee turnover, taking advantage of the internet for marketing, or strategic succession planning. Whatever the area of your expertise, you need to define the problem and show the consequences of allowing the problem to continue. This is the fear factor. You must say, “In today’s competitive business environment, if you’re doing it the old way, you’re going to be outperformed by your competitors.”

4. You must then assert the benefits of your solution. Regardless of the short-term benefits your solution can provide, the long-term benefit is always the same: increased profits. Period.

5. Then you need to describe your solution in plain English. Provide examples or tell stories to make your solution come alive. The reader must be able to say, “Yeah – this book describes my problem and I can see how to fix it!”

6. You are the expert. The reader does not care where your ideas come from. Do not tell the reader to go elsewhere for a solution. Please do not load your book with quotes by Jack Welch, Donald Trump, or Lao Tzu. I guarantee you that these same quotes are reproduced in thousands of boring business books. Your job is to stand out from the herd, not to be a part of the herd.

7. Don’t try to sell the reader. They’ve already bought your book, so you’ve got their attention and loyalty. Just tell them at the end of the book that if they need more information you invite them to contact you.

8. Don’t make the reader do an activity, like fill out a chart or make a list. No one has time for that kind of stuff, and most business people think it’s beneath their dignity. Plus, if they’re reading your book on a Kindle or Nook, they can’t fill out a form anyway. Remember that your reader is totally self-centered. They have paid their money for your book and they want you to do the work.

9. If you must use graphics, make sure they are incredibly simple. One corporate client of mine drew his own little circles and graphs with a pen. The images looked like a fifth-grader had drawn them, and they were incredibly effective. You could see at a glance exactly what he wanted you to understand.

10. Never ever use clip art. Never insert an image that is not unique to your book. The reader does not need to see a generic image of dollar bills in order to understand that you’re talking about money. Your book is not a PowerPoint presentation; it is a personal communication between you and your reader.

11. Do not use footnotes. Busy businesspeople do not care about your sources and do not want to interrupt their reading by going to the bottom of the page and squinting at a footnote. If you quote a source, say in your text, “According to the New York Times, fifty percent of all homeowners… ” If you wish, provide a list of resources at the end of the book.

12. This is your goal: to get the reader to read your book and then hand it to a colleague and say, “You gotta read this book. It’s a fast read and it’s got some great ideas. We can discuss them at the next meeting.” Bingo! Your book has just sold itself. And chances are good that your phone will ring and the company will want to hire you for a consultation.