Do you feel like you are always suffering? Ask yourself this question.

Anybody can be happy when things are going smoothly, you can pay your bills, in a secure relationship and your career is comfortable. It isn’t until something really sideswipes us to such an amount that we have no choice but to deal with it. Something that causes us a lot of pain and upset. Something that knocks us on our butt to such a degree that we see no way out. We feel like giving up and just allowing the world to continue hitting us because nothing else matters any more. In the summer of 91 I remember sitting on the...

Who are you? Time to find out the truth!

Although the legend says Siddhartha Gautama sat underneath the Bhodi tree in Bodh Gaya, India for 40 nights and 40 days we don’t actually know for certain how long he sat, but we do know he came to some conclusions that led to The Four Noble Truths. Ordinary life brings about suffering. The origin of suffering is attachment. The cessation of suffering is attainable. Suffering can cease. Siddhartha is who we commonly refer to as The Buddha, or more accurately he is known as the Supreme Buddha because the word Buddha simply means “awakened one” or “the enlightened one”...

5 ways to Motivate yourself – Right now

5 ways to motivate yourself

So you want some motivation? Me too, I may be paralysed from the chest down and from the outside it may seem like I have all the motivation in the world but in reality I have next to none, most days my motivation sucks! I have to use tools and techniques to motivate myself every morning and often during the day otherwise I go back into my old habits like TV watching, Netflix binges and Facebook stalking routine which doesn’t accomplish anything. Well, except mild satisfaction liking the dancing kitten. I wrote 80 ways to motivate, focus and get stuff...

Do Mind Movies work?

Do mind movies work

Before I answer that question, here is a very short story but it is important and relevant to the answer. Three years ago, I was going through an extremely difficult time. I had just become single which was only part of the problem. If you have 30 seconds spare take this quiz by Natalie Nedwell to find out what sabotaging your success Success Survey – Mind Movies. (opens new page) This was in addition to not being able to move or feel anything below my chest, with limited arm movement and paralysed hands after I broke my neck in a...

How do I get more motivation?

How do I get more motivation

Before we look at getting more motivation let’s briefly look at motivation and the different types. Motivation is the force that makes us do something, and depending on the type and the amount of force compelling us to take action, will ultimately determine how successful the outcome will be. (Desire + Need) + Result = Motivation Types of Motivation Desire or Incentive When you want something, you are drawn towards it and you will automatically start looking for solutions on how to achieve what you desire.  I’ve included `incentive’ because although it is like someone from the outside dangling...

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