The Remarkable Effect of Gratitude and Appreciation

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“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” – Henri Frederic Amiel

Thanksgiving is a time of reflection, affection and delicious meals. Today, our youngest son, his lovely wife, her family and all the US are celebrating with family and friends.

But regardless of where we are and where we live or which holidays we celebrate, we can all agree that gratitude and appreciation make the world a much better place.

We have experience how precious this special day represents for them. We feel a great connection with the USA. We lived in San Diego for four years, and our son lives in America with his American wife. Continue reading “The Remarkable Effect of Gratitude and Appreciation”

Is Negativity Affecting Your New Business?

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As you build your business, are there any circumstances that push you into negativity mode? Do you get upset when things don’t go as planned?

Experiencing negativity is inevitable when we are taking our lives to a whole new level.

We feel the effects of negativity, particularly if we are looking to create real change in our lives and in ways that are less familiar to society.

It can be challenging, especially when we first start our business. We will have to deal with perspective, opinions, and different ways of thinking.

Negativity can be a real success blocker if we don’t know how to manage it.

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Is It Possible to Communicate Persuasion Effectively?

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Most of us are not aware that every human interaction involves the process of persuasion and influence.

The fact is that we can persuade others to help us or we can be persuaded to help them.

Motivation is the key to persuasion. Our job is to find out what motivates other people.

President Eisenhower once said, “Persuasion is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do, and to like it.” 

Influencing and motivating others can help us achieve our goals and achieve higher personal power.

Is it possible to capture and communicate anything of value in a single sentence?

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15 Ways to Improve Your Quality of Life

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“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” ―John C. Maxwell

Doing things consistently will finish up shaping our future. The changes are subtle but powerful. Good habits can improve your quality of life.

Create your own reality by building good habits that can transform your life

Here are 15 simple reminders of things that you already know; they are so basic and straightforward; that we often take them for granted.

These simple reminders have become part of my daily routine, and thanks to them, I’ve noticed improvements in my life.

If you practice them regularly, you will see the benefits for you as well:

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HAPPINESS IS ALL IN YOUR MIND – TEDx TALK

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Can you answer these three simple questions:

  • Are you having a good day?
  • If you are having a good day; Why are you having a good day?
  • Tomorrow, would you rather have a good day, or would you rather have a bad day?

Gen Kelsang Nyema asked these easy questions in her TEDxGreenville 2014 Conference. Gen is an American Buddhist nun who believes the gift of happiness truly lies within our own hearts and minds.

She is a resident teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition, Gen Nyema aims to help seekers develop inner peace by offering meditation classes and practical Buddhist advice suitable for busy modern life.

Out of the three questions, Gen, said that the easiest one to answer, is the last because it is for sure that we all want to have a good day every day of our lives.

When we are happy, we have a good day, and this is the kind of happiness we wish for in our inner self.

Gen’s teacher, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, says: “Much of the time our mind is like a balloon in the wind, blown here and there by external circumstances.” Do you know that feeling?

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