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Nov

2

2017

The Swell in Front of You

Staying in forward motion, even when things look bleak, does more for lining up your success than you realize. (Don’t forget: If you’re afraid you’ll fall, at least fall forward.) I like to think of what happens when you’re standing in a still pool of water.  As long as you stand still, nothing happens.  If … Continue reading The Swell in Front of You

Oct

19

2017

Carrying a Heavy Burden? You can Still Fly.

A few years ago, I stepped outside of my home and unexpectedly witnessed what you see here – and it stopped me in my tracks.  It seemed impossible, but it was real. A huge 747 airplane flew by so low, and so slow that it hardly seemed to be moving.  It appeared to hang in … Continue reading Carrying a Heavy Burden? You can Still Fly.

Oct

9

2017

The Well-Rounded Millennial: Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise

We’re now living in the generation of millennials—a breed of talented, passionate, independent, and tech-savvy individuals who’ve been setting the world on fire.

Demographically speaking, more than 30 percent of the Philippines’s population is comprised of millennials. By 2020, statistics predict that at least 50 percent of the global workforce will be from the ranks of millennials.

Indeed, the influence of the millennial generation is so wide and encompassing such that it gives millennials a rather confident spirit that they’re meant to save the world in the years to come.

But despite this seemingly bold nature of millennials, they have a traditional set of values and goals like previous generations that is to live a good life by being healthy, wealthy, and wise albeit on whole new levels. That said, we reflect on strategies that millennials or Gen Y could use to help them become well-rounded individuals who are physically, financially, intellectually, and emotionally healthy even at their early age.

How to Be Healthy the Millennial Way

In the workplace, millennials are the most sought-after job candidates because of their drive to explore and excel, which serves the company well obviously. They are labeled as achievers who know how to work hard and play hard. They have a conspicuous desire to achieve a work-life balance and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Yoga, Zumba, boxing, and triathlon sports are just some of the fitness trends that have invaded the millennial circle. They’re quite popular not only because of its health benefits, but also as a way for people to express themselves. Plus, you get to connect with peers who have the same interests as you do even though they have their own individuality under their skin. Unity in diversity is what they call it, and it’s one of the best stimulants for mental and emotional growth.

There’s also the concern of millennials regarding the food sold to them. Gen Y will have no second thoughts calling out food retailers that don’t support the cause of providing fresh and healthy food choices for consumers. Millennials are also very vocal about the need to empower local and organic food suppliers, which has paved the way for the rise of the Real Food Movement – a concept that focuses on sustainable practices in the food industry so that the body can derive energy and healing from consuming real food.

How to Be Wealthy the Millennial Way

Perhaps one of the greatest obstacles that many Filipinos are facing in life is financial freedom. It’s quite hard for the average Filipino to have the means to build an emergency fund for future use, let alone have enough money in their wallet to tide them over until the next payday.

There are a lot of factors at play here such as uncompetitive salary, socio-political issues, a deep-seated culture of relying on dole outs, and lack of financial literacy, to name a few.

But thanks to the wisdom passed on by baby boomers and Gen X folks, millennials are showing more financial preparedness as they try to make decisions on how they can better spend and save money.

At their young age, millennials recognize the importance of setting aside part of their earnings in savings or investment projects. Salespeople are consciously targeting millennials with their sales pitch, knowing that millennial investors have a long time ahead of them before they start building their own family, and thus, are financially capable of investing in property.

On top of good financial planning, millennials are also passionate about putting their knowledge or skills in a way that’s profitable for them. Many of them are doing freelance work on the side to give them extra income. They’re also budding entrepreneurs who are riding the wave of social media marketing by selling food, fashion, or novelty items online.

How to Be Wise the Millennial Way

It’s undeniable that millennials are reshaping the way people think nowadays. This outspoken bunch has no problems voicing out what they think or feel and expect their respective communities to have the same tenacity in making the world a better, safer, and fairer place for everyone.

And true enough, brands and businesses are heeding the call for positive change by offering new, innovative, and high-quality products and services that improve people’s quality of life.

It takes a lot more than looking at their social profile for us to understand the stuff that millennials are made of. They’re a complex, puzzling lot who appear too self-absorbed but are as human as the rest of us are.

They’re the first ones to go out on the streets to protest the wrongs and injustices they’re seeing around them. Their awareness on some of the most pressing issues in politics, the environment, and religion is also a source of inspiration for the leaders and citizens of their nation. Millennials are the world’s rebuilders, so to speak.

For millennials, the path to success is also a journey to self-discovery. They’re not the type to limit the perspective they learn in school. Instead, they go out, search for information, and try out different things on their own until they’re able to quench their thirst for knowledge.

And among the millennial generation, learning could happen anywhere, even in travel, which was once regarded only as a mode of rest and recreation. Traveling gives millennials a larger, more exciting, and more personal view of the world and its people.

 

Today’s generation of millennials believes in the value of life just like their counterparts in older generations. What sets millennials apart, however, is how they perceive health, wealth, and knowledge as the main components of a successful life.

One does not necessarily need money to create wealth, rather the combination of experiences, skills, talents, and values that can help you live your life with more meaning.

Oct

6

2017

Building a Dream vs. Staking Your Claim

My husband and I have been working on a goal for several years now. Whenever the vision of its accomplishment begins to fade, we have a conversation to check in on whether or not the goal is still important to us, and whether or not we need to refocus our efforts. We talk about how … Continue reading Building a Dream vs. Staking Your Claim

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Aug

31

2017

Why Disappointment can be a Good Thing

“One of the greatest skills we can learn in life is how to deal effectively with disappointments, because after all, life is full of them. Learning the skill not only helps us turn things around, but it can also help us have total peace of mind (and even joy) in the meantime. As we learn … Continue reading Why Disappointment can be a Good Thing

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Aug

31

2017

Why Disappointment can be a Good Thing

“One of the greatest skills we can learn in life is how to deal effectively with disappointments, because after all, life is full of them. Learning the skill not only helps us turn things around, but it can also help us have total peace of mind (and even joy) in the meantime. As we learn … Continue reading Why Disappointment can be a Good Thing

Aug

10

2017

The Power of Relativity

“I cried because I had no shoes, until I saw a man who had no feet.” ~Ancient Proverb Have you ever been around one of those people who is an eternal optimist? The kind of person who, after you have just vented to them about some rotten thing that has happened to you, comes up … Continue reading The Power of Relativity

Jul

5

2017

Shoes, a ring, seashells, and $5000

Did you know? The part of your brain that helps you achieve your goals, ISN’T the same part of your brain that sets the goals. I explain this in more detail in this video, where I talk about the subconscious mind and how it helps you (or keeps you from!) achieving your goals. But there … Continue reading Shoes, a ring, seashells, and $5000

Nov

23

2016

Grateful for… Everything?

What would happen if you could feel grateful for EVERYTHING?
Is it even possible to feel grateful for everything? The fact is, feeling good about your problems literally activates certain laws of success for happier outcomes.
And who doesn’t want happier outcomes?
I talked about the following just two weeks ago, but this piece merits a repeat:
When you change how you feel, the nature of your surroundings begins to shift ever so slightly. People begin to respond to you differently. Someone who may not have had two words for you before may suddenly feel compelled to talk with you,… Read more

Nov

15

2016

How many goals at a time?

One of my readers recently wrote: “I have a question. Can you have more than one goal at one time? Or is it too overwhelming for you and your mind?” That’s a really good question. Here are my ramblings on that: You can have as many goals as you want, but there should be an ultimate overall goal that steers the ship, and helps you determine all the other goals that you should set along the way. Before I talk about focusing on one versus juggling several, there are three things to consider: ~ What is my overall goal in life? ~ Do each of the smaller goals contribute to my overall prosperity goal? ~ Which goals must wait until

Nov

2

2016

Think Prosperously, Behave Frugally

Positive Thinking Tip: optimism will lead you to financial solutions, but be smart and live responsibly in the here and now.
Here is a question from one of my readers that I thought was worthwhile to share with  you.
Question:
How do you think, especially speak, feel, and act as though you are rich, and…
A. not spend money you don’t have?
B. still give positive responses as though the money is here now to people asking you to do things you don’t have the money for???
How do you “feel” like the money is here now, when you see… Read more

Oct

27

2016

Mindset Tools for Health & Fitness – Subliminal Subconscious Training (FREE download)

Could you use some help reprogramming your mind for better health?
If you’ve been struggling, take a look. This is for No Charge.
I’m participating in a gift-giveaway event this week, and noticed that some of the other contributions look pretty cool. There are ten different gifts to choose from, but here are a few that specifically caught my eye, because they are designed to help you work WITH your mind to overcome challenges that keep you from feeling your best.
Meditation & Affirmation Kit…
Includes a meditation/affirmation audio with sophisticated brainwave entrainment technology to help your subconscious mind relax… Read more

Oct

19

2016

Prosperity Tip: “What if I Forget?”

“The solution to every problem is only an idea away.” — Portal to Genius
But what if you get the idea, and then forget what it was?
I was driving home one day and was pondering a really powerful “aha” moment. I thought, “Ooooh, I need to write that one down…” But by the time I could stop and commit the idea to paper, it was gone. It was one of those slippery fish that escaped before being speared by the pencil.
That really worried me, because every now and then I have a spark of inspiration that provides me… Read more

Sep

14

2016

Unseen Help

there is unseen help. When your goal is detailed and clear, the help stays on task with maximum efficiency.
I love the idea that there is unseen help available when you set out to accomplish a difficult goal. However, there are things you must do, or you may never see EVIDENCE of that help.
I know you’ve probably heard this before, but one of those things is writing your goal down.
I thought I already understood this. In fact, I had been teaching seminars on that very concept for a decade. But then I learned a very expensive lesson.
In … Read more

Aug

24

2016

The THOUGHTS That Count

If we could conduct a scientific experiment with all the variables perfectly controlled where two people with the same upbringing, with the same experiences, with the same DNA and everything else were thrown the very same challenge…
…their circumstances and results from that point on would be different from each other – depending on the thoughts they chose in the face of that challenge.
Now, I can’t prove it. But I know it’s true. I’ve seen a very real and strong connection between the thoughts I choose and the results I get.
So knowing this, I try to choose empowering… Read more

Aug

4

2016

Getting Out of Debt

If you’re having trouble staying out of debt, try this on for size:
Perhaps getting out of debt should not be the goal, but something you do on the WAY to a goal.
If getting out of debt is your goal, you may inadvertently condition your subconscious mind to work continually on filling the proverbial hole. When it sees that the goal is nearly accomplished, it can sometimes automatically look for more “holes” to fill. With constant thoughts about debt, and especially with the exhilaration that comes from paying it off,  you can literally train it to pay off debt… Read more

Aug

2

2016

Heaven’s Help with Money Matters

Does life ever seem unfair?
Maybe you’ve dealt with more than your fair share of financial struggles. Perhaps you’ve had the feeling that your big break is just around the corner, but that corner never comes. Learn the seven laws that govern the flow of blessings you receive. The laws are like a kite string… and we are the kite. Without the string, we are tossed in the wind, and struggle to soar. But with an understanding of the laws, we can rise to remarkable heights.
As we learn the laws and live by them, we come to realize how… Read more

Apr

23

2016

On Meditation

Interesting story to preface…
Someone emailed me the other day to tell me that she thinks I’m a lovely person and all, but that my writings have too much of a ‘religious’ tone to them. She was polite and appreciative, but clearly wishing she could learn the principles from a more secular point of view.
I can appreciate that. I respect her point of view and certainly never intend to offend anyone by focusing on how to partner with God to accomplish goals. After all, one of my foundational tenets comes from the Articles of Faith, specifically #11:
[I] claim… Read more

Apr

23

2016

What if My Spouse Doesn’t Think Positive?

grumpy spouse? you have more influence than you know. Have faith – while respecting his or her free agency.
I’ve had this question come in time and again about how much our thoughts can influence a situation if our spouse’s thoughts do not support our own. If we shouldn’t manipulate another person’s freedom to choose, how does this all work in a marriage if both parties are not on the same page?
Some people have a gift of strong faith, and others struggle more to develop it. If you have an easier time with faith than your spouse, it may… Read more

Apr

23

2016

Strengthening the Pull of a Magnetic Personality

I’ve been in front of a few audiences over my lifetime, and yes, I’ve had that gut-wrenching feeling in the pit of my stomach as I anticipated speaking in front of all those strangers – even suffering with anxiety for days (sometimes weeks) before the event.
But I don’t feel that way about speaking anymore, thank heavens.
So what changed?
Well, there is that “getting used to it” thing. Do anything often enough and the anxiety can go away, eventually.  Even the most embarrassing of moments pale over time.
(Like the time I tried to be super clever in front… Read more