Archive for April, 2011

No Excuses

“If you put off everything till you’re sure of it, you’ll never get anything done.”
Norman Vincent Peale

Are you one of the many who get inspired with an idea and then it never comes to be?

This is classic ….so many people get inspired and excited and then for one reason or another never take any action and they stay in the same place, job, relationship etc, wondering what it will take to get them out of their rut and into something new!

“For one reason or another”….what does that mean? Well, usually it means either that you told someone your idea and that person did not think it such a great idea and that was that…..or perhaps, and this is huge, you had no idea how to bring that idea into fruition, so you did not act at all….you did nothing.

What is important in understanding this habit of self sabotage is that “knowing how” to get it done, to make it happen is none of your business.

What is your business is getting excited about an idea and being open to receiving the answer to the ‘first step’ in making it happen and then (just like driving from coast to coast in the dark…..only able to see 200 feet in front of you at the time) trusting that you will see the next step as you complete the first step and so on and so on…holding on to the excitement of the idea and trusting in its outcome. Period!

Some people will say to me….. “I don’t even know what I want, I just know that I want something else, something different”…. I am here to tell you that you do know what you want even if you cannot put it into words and there is a very easy way to find out what you want and here’s how:

First grab a piece of paper and draw a line length ways through the middle. On the left side of the paper write – ‘What I Don’t WANT’. Then be specific. Write down everything you do not want or don’t like about your life….make the list long. Then go back and with each thing you do not want, write on the left side of the paper its opposite. When you are done writing down all the opposites then you now have a list of what you do want. Celebrate…focus only on this…what you want. Cross off everything you listed that you don’t want…no need putting your focus there anymore.

Now get to it! Pick one of the things you want and expect an inspiration or opportunity as to how to get it to show up (hint: all opportunities come through people). Then take the first action and then the next as it shows up. Trust and believe. Why? Well, has the way you’ve been doing it been working for you? This works every time and if you do not believe me….try it for yourself.

If you would like to learn about how to create more in your life and if you are tired of “Co-Starring in your own Life” Join me April 28th for my free teleclass “7 Steps to More Time, Money and Love”

….. If you don’t think you can make it that day…sign up anyways and I will send you the recording. Also when you sign up you will be able to grab my free report on “6 steps on how to quickly and easily Master Change” and create an extraordinary life.

…and please leave your comments or questions.. I love to find out what you think, what your outcome is from using this simple clarity exercise and how it impacts your life.


“If you want to change your life – YOU have to change your life”

Which type are you?

In order to get anything that you desire in your life you have to weigh your why toos and your why not toos….or the benefits of getting more money or better health or something else you have been wanting and the reason why to NOT have these things you want come to fruition.

It is so apparent to me that most people want more…..everything: money, love, flexibility of time, happiness etc etc….but so many are in the ‘wanting’ stage of it ….Not the getting or receiving stage of it. So why is this?

Let’s start by comparing ourselves to an Iceberg. What do I mean by that? Well there is about 10% of an iceberg showing above the water, 90% of that iceberg is hidden below the surface. Like us, our conscious thoughts make up about 10% of our “thinking power”…..but 90% of what is happening in our thought process is subconscious (or below the surface of our consciousness). So it stands to reason that if you are NOT getting what you want….then there is something going on subconsciously that is leaning to the “why not too” get it department. We could analyze this for days, but better than that we can look towards our feelings and actions to determine WHY we are NOT getting what we want for ourselves or our families.

So I thought it would be fun to look at the four types of people there are in the world.

First, there are the “Flounderers” – These are people who have not set goals (mostly because they have never been taught how) and may have very little drive. They seem content to go with the flow and do nothing different to change their lives or the lives of anyone around them. It is typical for flounderers to do the same unproductive activities over and over again, day in day out…like too much TV for example.

Second, there are the “The Would Like Toos” – These are people who would like to be more, do more and have more, but are afraid. They seem to always find that reason “why not.” Fears paralyze them and their decisions and they never seem able to get started on anything. They hope and wish but without action….. thus the hopes and dreams never come to be.

Then there are the “Just Can’t Get it Dones” – Have you ever heard the term ‘get ready to get ready’? This type has a typical MO of starting, but never finishing. They fall short on their commitments and they stop building relationships. They have amazing potential, however no results, mostly because they listen to that voice (you know the voice) that inner voice of unreason, “the critic” that stops them every time and they listen to their own excuses again and again. They kind of have a type of ADD…..always switching from one project to the next. They like the feeling of instant gratification and that takes them off course one more time.

And finally, there are the “Accountables” – These are the people who get the results. They know the buck stops here…with them and their decisions, commitment, focus and action. They are willing to do what is necessary regardless of “the inner critic” and the outer dream stealers and finish what they start and go get what they want regardless of what ever happened to stall or stop them before.

It doesn’t matter what they want in life….once they have become clear about it, they go for it…they find away to make it so. The “Accountables” are just that…. real clear on what they want right from the start and accountable to making it happen – A BIG, common characteristic of all “Accountables” is they take full responsibility and make no excuses, for why things are not happening the way they want…..they focus on solutions.

Which type are you?

This is something you should spend some time thinking about ….especially if things are not happening in your life the way you would like them to.

Here is a tip: In the next week or so really watch your actions and your self-talk.

Keep a close tabs on this and you will be able to determine very quickly which type you are.

Now the good news is…once you know, then you are half way there. Most people spend their days on automatic pilot….complaining about why their life, their health, their relationships are not the way they want them to be and never take the time to find out whether they are a “Flounderer”, a “Would Like To”, or a “Just Can’t Get it Done” type.

Don’t let this be you.

BTW You “Accountables” …you KNOW who you are!

Mona McClelland
Abundant Life Guide
“7 Steps to More Time, Money and Love” Teleseminar Starting May 11, 2011

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