Potent Internal Expressions

Your life is made up of both external and internal aspects. While the external includes your actions, behavior and outcomes, the internal deals with the power of your thoughts, beliefs, and creativity.

Each feeds off the other.

Your affirmations and imaginations form the most potent expressions of your internal life.

The legend of Babe Ruth’s “called-shot” home run in the 1932 World Series dramatically illustrates the value of conviction.  Playing in Chicago’s Wrigley Field, the New York Yankees had won the first two games against the Chicago Cubs.  They would go on to sweep the series four games to none.  Ruth, the Yankees’ top slugger, opened the game at Chicago’s Wrigley Field with a first-inning home run, then came to the plate in the third inning.  He took two strikes, and then, according to observers, pointed toward the centerfield bleachers.  He knocked the next pitch over centerfield and out of the park.

Legend has it that a teammate asked Ruth, “What if you hadn’t hit the home run?”  Ruth’s answer:  “It never crossed my mind.


Babe Ruth’s philosophy was “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.”  He didn’t, and though he struck out more often than most players, he rewrote the record books when it came to home runs.

What you affirm and imagine, you invite!

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You are in charge of your thoughts; not your circumstances, not your environment, not your luck!

It is easy to blame something outside you for your mood and your thoughts.

When you realize it is you who is the master and the architect of your thoughts, you can channel your thoughts in a different direction.

Where do you take your thoughts you may ask? To a happy, blissful and serene place where you are at your peak.

James Allen is his classic book, As a Man Thinketh, said:
”A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.”

You are the master of your joy and sorrow. As you think, so you become. Beware of your thoughts – they determine the extent of your joy and impact of your sorrow!

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On a Roll

You will find there are times when things are difficult for you and there are times when things seem to be going pretty smoothly.

When things are going well for you, capitalize on the momentum fully, instead of slacking off. You want to act promptly on opportunities, while favorable conditions exist. The Universe is giving you a sign that your time has arrived so signal back by responding with actions that display readiness and positivity.

Once you lose momentum, it is hard to pick up speed. So when you are on a roll, keep going with enthusiasm and energy!

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Roadmap to a Wow Life!

First – Craft a Wow statement you would want to articulate to either your creator when you report back or to your loved ones so that they may share it when speaking about your life.

Second – Define your short, medium, and long-term goals by aligning them to your Wow statement.

Third – Execute and consistently evaluate your life based on your goals as defined above.

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When Opportunity Knocks!

You will find that for the most part, you have to work smart and hard to create success. This is good because you develop your skills and tap into your gifts when you work smart and hard.

However, once in a while things align and you hit the ‘jackpot’ and invite opportunities with relatively little effort. When that happens you want to go all out – give it 110 % to fully optimize the benefits!

One of the lessons Warren Buffet learned from his mentor Benjamin Graham was to make Mr. Market your servant, not your Master. When you are the Master, you are able to look for those jackpots in the market!

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“I’ve trusted the still, small voice of intuition my entire life. ” – Oprah Winfrey

You get a hunch and you feel very strongly about it. Then, you get some negative feedback from someone and you give up on the idea. But, why do that?

You may think your hunch was not backed by reasoning or proof, so it has no base. That could be true. Alternatively, your intuition may be spot-on and even more powerful than reasoned analysis.

There is an amazing power within all of us that guides us. Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey and many other highly successful entrepreneurs have all relied on their instincts to make important decisions and it has served them well. Why is that the case? Because they trust their instincts. Steve Jobs said, “Intuition is more powerful than intellect.”

If you do not trust your own intuition, how do you expect others to do so?

Here are some ways to enhance the connection to your intuition:

1. Meditation

If you meditate regularly, you will have a deeper connection to your intuition.

2. Body is aligned with your intuition

Your intuition and body are connected. If your body is feeling uneasy with your intuition it is a red flag.

3. Your values match

Intuition comes from your inner source, thus aligned with your values. If your intuition is suggesting something that does not match your values, then there is something amiss.

4. Feeling vs thinking

The source of your intuition is the heart and it is something you feel. If the source of your intuition is your mind then it is not intuition.

5. Journal and test your hunches

To enhance your trust, test your hunches out a few times. Also, journal these experiences so you can revisit them.

6. Check your energy level

If your energy level gets depleted when you’re around someone, the message is to walk away.

7. Remain present

If you are consumed by the past or the future it will be difficult to invite intuition. Intuition comes to you when you are in the now!

8. What manifestations are you consumed by?

If you keep saying, “I will be a winner no matter what the result” and you truly believe this, then your intuition will guide you to feel like a winner no matter what the result is. Intuition will guide the affirmation of your specific manifestation.

9. Take action pronto

Once you have an intuition, then by dilly-dallying you are indicating mistrust of the message. If all of the above is in place take action pronto!

Finding Meaning in Pain

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Prophets, saints, holy people all had their share of pain and sorrows. Why would people so close to divinity go through this unless there was some merit in it? The 12th century Sufi poet said: “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” In other words, No wound, no light! When you are hurt, your heart and soul is open to receive the light of wisdom and insights.

Knowing how to find sense and meaning in tragedy is an important skill for anyone. Begin learning by going back in your life and recalling how you reacted to your own past pain and sorrows, and how some of your friends, family or colleagues reacted to theirs. You will notice positive and negative responses. Learn from them— noticing which ones were helpful, and which ones caused sadness or stress — and adapt them to work should another such circumstance arise in your life.

The Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran said: “Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain; And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy.”