It’s Not What You’ve Been Told
Why, with all this time, money and energy being spent on “self-help”, are so few people actually living the life they really want?
Another way to ask this is:
Why are millions of people who’ve spent so much time and money trying to improve themselves STILL going down the road of life with one foot on the brake?
There actually IS an answer to this seemingly unanswerable question. But like most vexing problems, to answer this question, we must first ask a deeper question. The deeper question we need to ask is:
What Causes Human Behavior?
After I left college (for the first time), I became the most highly educated under-achiever you ever saw. I found myself in a series of dead-end jobs: secretary, waiter, clerk; I sold kites, sold sweaters (not at the same store, of course); I even cleaned toilets as a housekeeper. And each job I hated more than the last.
During those long, lean years, two questions burned inside of me:
“How could someone with so much education have achieved so little?”
“Why are people who are dumber than me so much richer than I am?”
So I did what anyone would do in that situation:
I started studying the phenomenon called “success”. I bought every book, listened to every CD, and went to every seminar I could. I spent lots of time, money and energy trying to answer those two questions. It took me years and years of hard study.
And after all that time, effort and expense, the question I now had was:
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You Know How to Lose Weight, Here’s Why You’re Not Doing It
Let’s face facts: every one knows that in order to lose weight, all you have to do is eat right and exercise. But a new diet book appears on the bestseller lists about as often as Hollywood releases a new Amy Adams movie.
So why, with this avalanche of “how to lose weight” information, are Americans still getting fatter by the nanosecond?
Here’s the surprising answer no one’s talking about: It’s NOT because you need more “how-to’s” of losing weight. It’s because you need to uncover your hidden Why-Not-To’s of Losing Weight.
Judy, a 55-year-old working grandma from Texas, had tried every diet and exercise program out there. She’d lose weight temporarily, then gain it right back and beat herself up.
I asked her in our coaching sessions why she didn’t want to lose weight – to list her Why-Not-To’s of Losing Weight. Judy realized for the first time that she believed that keeping the excess weight would protect her.
Saying to a working mom “don’t let money affect your relationships” is like saying “don’t let oxygen affect your breathing.”
Without one, it’s awfully hard to have the other.
What I tell my coaching clients who come to me with money worries is that money doesn’t CHANGE anything; it REVEALS everything.
Money acts as a magnifying glass. If you’re a poor jerk, you’ll be a rich jerk – only jerkier. If you’re a broke nice person, you’ll be a rich nice person – only nicer.
And if there are problems simmering beneath the surface in your relationship, those problems will only be exacerbated when money’s tight.
So in these tough financial times, how can we make sure our relationships stay healthy (even if our 401K doesn’t)?
Here are five relationships assumptions working moms need to avoid when money is tight:
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Since 1997, Noah has taught tens of thousands of people in over 40 countries the simple steps to enjoy more wealth faster, easier and with far less effort.
The problem with “affirmations” is that they don’t work for most people. Why? Because you’re trying to convince yourself of something you don’t really believe.
Have you ever been persuaded to try “affirmations”… and then had… absolutely nothing happen?
Me too. And about a billion other people.
One morning in April 1997, I was taking a shower and thinking about how the human mind is always in the process of asking and seeking the answers to questions. For example, if I were to ask you “Why is the sky blue?”, your mind would start searching for the answer. So I asked myself a logical question: “If the human mind is always asking and searching for the answers to questions, why are we told to repeat positive statements we don’t believe? Instead, why don’t we ask ourselves empowering questions – questions that will force us to change our thought patterns from negative to positive in order to answer them?”