15 SMART Goals Examples – Including 3 Easy to Follow Templates

SMART goals examples - goals on post-it notes

These post-it note goals are not good SMART goals examples

DID YOU KNOW we set and achieve immeasurable goals throughout the day?

  • How we conduct our relationships.
  • What we want to accomplish at work.
  • How to engage our spare time

Goal setting is a central aspect of our lives. For some of us, it is a conscious process, but for others, it is an unconscious act that lacks purpose and direction.

Goals are dreams with deadlines

Without setting goals, our lives become series of random happenings that we have no control over. We become the unfortunate playthings of coincidences.

Setting goals bring us some extraordinary benefits. Goals help us to eliminate procrastination and laziness, the two biggest culprits of sabotaging our progress. When we set goals, we provide ourselves with more certainty and clarity as we pursue our desired objectives. Having goals in place increases our passion and motivation.

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a purpose, not to people or things. –  Albert Einstein

However, not all goals are created equal. While all goals will be beneficial to some extent, there are disadvantages to formulating regular goals. Firstly, they are likely to be arbitrary, meaning that even when we have achieved them, they may not significantly benefit our lives. Again, we may be upbeat about setting goals that are genuinely not achievable.

Goals that are not well thought out are also likely to be difficult to measure. We will never be sure whether or not we are making any progress. And what can I say about goals that are not time bound? Such goals end up in a state of limbo; we never really abandon them, yet we do not achieve them.

Enter SMART goals

SMART goals address all the pitfalls associated with regular goals. SMART goals focus our attention and resources on what is most important so that we can achieve the maximum possible benefit. When we set SMART goals, we save time and energy and make the process of attaining goals much more productive and efficient.

Compare the following goals:

(and while comparing decide which goal in each of the pairs is more likely to be achieved?)

Health

I will get fit.

I will eat two healthy meals per day and go to the gym five times per week for 1 hour.

Wealth

I want to save $1,000 by the end of this year.

I will have $40 per paycheck automatically transferred to my savings account for one year.

Relationships

I want to find the love of my life this year.

I will participate in activities and groups for single people near me for three nights every week this year.

 

A goal without a plan is just a wish. –  Larry Elder

How to formulate your SMART goals

Setting SMART goals makes us think about our goals before we embark on achieving them. If we dive right into a goal without a degree of forethought and planning, we are doomed to fail right from the start. For your goals to be efficient, they must have the following attributes.

S-specific

When setting a goal, it should be apparent in your mind what you want to accomplish. Answering the following WH – questions is a start to making your goal specific.

  • Who needs to be involved in achieving the goal?
  • What do you hope to accomplish?
  • What is the reason for the goal?

M – Measurable

You cannot say you have a good goal when you have no way of telling whether you have achieved it or not.

  • Is the goal quantifiable?
  • How will you know when it is achieved?

A – Achievable

Your goal should motivate you, not discourage you. When you set a goal that is unattainable, you are guilty of sabotaging yourself.

  • Do you have the resources to achieve your goals?
  • Do you have the motivation?
  • Do you have the skills needed?

R – Relevant

You will be motivated to achieve your goal if it truly matters to you. The best strategy is to ensure the goal aligns with other relevant goals.

  • Why am I doing this?
  • Is this goal a priority for me?
  • How will it compete with different goals in my life?

T – Time-bound

Goals that lack realistic timing will not succeed. It is always prudent to provide a target date for deliverables.

  • Do I have a deadline?
  • Have I put it on the calendar?

SMART goals examples

  • I will update the employee handbook to include a searchable intranet version that is easy to use by 30th September.
  • I will read five extra books about managing projects by August 31st.
  • I want to drop 20 pounds by December by implementing the 52 Week Clean Eating Habit challenge.
  • I want to establish myself as a social media expert. I will write a 150 page e-book on social media; one chapter per month. I intend to complete the book in ten months. I will then self-publish.
  • I want to acquire three new clients for my business by end of July. I will ask for referrals, launch a social media marketing campaign and network with local businesses.
  • I want to create a new website for my business by 30th of July. I will utilize a website development company to build the site and create a payment interface.
  • I will present a minimum of two breakfast seminars per quarter for the next one year to boost my confidence and improve my presentation skills.
  • I will read one book every month. I hope to read 12 books by the end of the year.
  • Every evening, I will play with my children for 20 minutes, then read them a story before bed.
  • I will write 500 words per day for my 50 pages e-book on Landscaping. I will complete the e-book by December.
  • I will exercise for 20 minutes, four times a week to increase my strength and stamina.
  • Every Wednesday evening, I will do something romantic for my partner.
  • I will donate blood every three months for the next one year.
  • Every weekday evening, I will meditate for 15minutes.
  • I will have 200 items listed on eBay by the end of July.

Here are some templates that you can use to write your SMART Goals

TEMPLATE ONE

DATE………..

Initial goal (put down what is in your mind)

Specific (what do I hope to accomplish? Who else will be involved?)

Measurable (how will I measure progress? How will I know that I have achieved my goal?)

Achievable (Do I have the skills necessary to achieve this goal? How can I attain them?)

Relevant (How will achieving this goal improve my life?)

Time-bound (What is the deadline for achieving this goal?) 

SMART GOAL: Review the above information and craft a new statement based on the answers to the questions above

TEMPLATE TWO

DATE…………..

INTENTION SPECIFIC MEASURABLE ACHIEVABLE RELEVANT TIME BOUND
What do I want to achieve? Who?

What?

Why?

How?

How much?

How often?

How many times?

Which skills do I have or need to pursue this goal? Is it important?

How does it tie to my overall life’s purpose?

When?

TEMPLATE THREE

DATE…………

MY GOAL IS
SPECIFIC

How will I do it?

What? When? Where?

MEASURABLE

How will I measure it?

How much? How many?

ACHIEVABLE

Is this something I can do?

RELEVANT

Is this something I am excited to do?

TIME BOUND

When will I do this?

When is the deadline?

Staying on track

Here are an additional three things you can ask yourself to help you stay on track for when the going gets tough.

  • The names of the people I can ask for support 
  • What are the things that may make it difficult for me to achieve my goal?
  • Which are some of the ways I can manage these difficulties?

In Summary

If you desire to achieve a massive goal in your own life, apply the SMART concept and watch what happens. You may just be pleasantly surprised to find that the big scary goal is not that scary after all. Again, you might find that a goal you have attempted and failed at in the past is actually quite achievable.

Go on and try and tell us what happens. Good luck! You have got this!

If you have any questions or queries with these SMART goals examples then you can contact me here.

11 Powerful Affirmations for Women Taken From Some of History’s Greatest Women

Affirmations for women - Woman succeeding and celebrating

Affirmations for women - Woman succeeding and celebrating

THE WORLD HAS BEEN GRACED BY many hugely successful women from a wide variety of industries: Science, politics, fashion, education, entertainment, sports…name it. Throughout the centuries, women have defied many odds and blazed trails, shattered glass ceilings and broken records.

Common qualities

One quality that these successful women have in common is their ability to rise above difficult and negative situations. They do not complain and they do not lament. They are optimistic; always looking on the positive side of things.

These successful women go one step further; they have learnt to create their own world. They do not accept what is handed to them. They harness their thoughts and create the world that they desire.

My life did not please me. So, I created my life. – Coco Chanel

The rest of us look at these successful women: Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, Sonia Gandhi, Christiane Amanpour, Cristina Fernandez, Aung San Suui Kyi, Mary McAleese, Mia Farrow, Barbara Walters, J.K Rowling among many others and  admire them. We also wonder how they excelled despite incredible hardships.

It is important to remember that we all have magic inside us. – J. K. Rowling

What can hinder success

However, women must believe in their ability to succeed. For the longest time, many have listened to the negative voices that have said we are less visionary, less dependable and less competitive. What is more, we have internalized these messages:

  • Many of women feel like they don’t do enough or matter enough.
  • Women are less likely than men to jump at opportunities for professional advancement
  • Women perceive professional power as less desirable than men do.
  • Research shows that even though women have more overall life goals as compared to men, they are less likely to strive for powerful jobs and are more likely to anticipate adverse outcomes from a potential promotion.
  • Women don’t give themselves the credit they deserve. When women communicate their achievements, it is seen as bragging. Women have learned to dull their shine since they have lost confidence to sell themselves.

We need to replace the negative voices with positive affirmations. Affirmations can rewrite our brains and improve our energy.

Affirmations for women - woman thinking about her work

Life stems from your thoughts

We have to be careful with our thoughts and words. As women, we should only think those thoughts which work towards our benefit and cultivate our highest good. Affirmation will purify our thoughts and restructure the dynamic of our brains so that we manifest our worth and attract what we deserve.

11 affirmations for women adapted from famous and powerful women

Many women have defied the odds and done exceptionally well in their various field. These women are incredible role models to many of us who feel as if we come into the world with the odds already stack against us. We hope these affirmations from inspirational women will inspire you to pursue your dreams.

 

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stone to greatness. – Oprah Winfrey (Business Mogul/Philanthropist)

 

When one door of happiness closes, another opens. But often, we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which been opened for us. – Hellen Keller (Author/ political activist)

 

Do one thing every day that scares you. – Eleanor Roosevelt (First lady of the US)

 

Don’t be intimated by what you do not know. That can be your greatest strength. – Sarah Blakely (founder of spanx/ World’s youngest female billionaire)

 

I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles. – Audrey Hepburn (Actress)

 

I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘wow,’ I’m not sure I can do this, and you push through these moments; that’s when you have the break through. – Marissa Meyer (CEO of Yahoo)

 

Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. – Mother Theresa (philanthropist/charity worker)

 

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. – Ayn Rand (Novelist/philosopher)

 

I am fearless; I don’t complain. Even when horrible things happen to me, I go on. – Sofia Vergara (Entrepreneur/actress)

 

Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it. – Diane Sawyer (ABC/ World news / Disney)

 

I learned always to take on things I had never done before. Growth and comfort do not co-exist.  – Virginia Rometty (CEO of IBM)

Now it’s your turn…

If these women excelled, you too can. Look at their attitudes! Look at their beliefs! None of them said ‘I can’t! Whatever you say, the universe will endow you with the abilities to do just that.

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21 Positive Affirmations for Work and a Fulfilling Career

Positive Affirmations for Work - Two people enjoying their work

Positive Affirmations for Work - Two people enjoying their work

DID YOU KNOW THAT 1/3 OF YOUR LIFE is spent at work?

Research shows that the average person will spend 91,250 hours working over a lifetime. We can therefore confidentially determine that careers make a significant impact on the quality of our lives. Finding success in our career is consequently essential to all of us.

Work can be an avenue to success or a roadblock to our dreams.

Unfortunately, not many of us can confess to enjoying their work. Consider the following facts:

  • 80% of people are disturbed about their jobs
  • 25% of employees indicate that work is their primary source of stress
  • 40% of employees say that their jobs are very or extremely stressful.
  • 21% of employees say that they cannot take a vacation for work-related reasons

It is no secret that most of us are working in jobs we do not like.

The Hallmark of a Fulfilling Job

There are five main attributes of an enjoyable job.

The challenge

A hundred percent of people who confess to loving their jobs cite the challenge of their work as the biggest reason they enjoy what they do. A magnificent job provides variety, allows you to solve problems and puts your skills to good use every day.

Great Bosses

You will never find work a pleasure if you cannot stand your boss. A good boss is a cheerleader, a teacher, an excellent communicator and an enabler.

Great co-workers

People are social beings. Many people who love their jobs feel like they are part of a team with a group of people with whom they are working towards the same goal. A good job provides efficient mechanisms for resolving conflicts and creates opportunities for coworkers to learn from each other. We spend a lot of time at work. Workplace friendships are therefore crucial for our productivity.

Work that matters

All of us thrive when we feel that the work we do makes a difference. We may not save the world, but a fulfilling job allows us to feel that we have improved the world in some way.

The salary

All people excel when they feel recognized. The salary is one way in which organizations appreciate their employees’ efforts. Consider the following statistics:

  • 63% of workers paid over $50,000 say they love their jobs.
  • 21% of workers paid under $50,000 say they dislike their jobs
  • 61% of employees think pay is significant to job satisfaction.

When you love your job, it does not feel like work

How to Attract Your Dream Job

The ability to succeed and find opportunities at work is our responsibility. You are in your current job because of your past beliefs. (Sorry, but the truth will set you free). You drew your current job to yourself by your thinking.

Some of us are struggling with joblessness, and we believe it is hard to get a job. Please do not think that it is hard to get a job. That may be the case with others, but it does not have to be your reality. You only need one job, and your consciousness will open the pathway for you if you believe. Do not have faith in fear.

Nothing can stop a man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal: Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. – Thomas Jefferson

If you are already a working professional, you can transform your workplace into the job that you desire. You only need to change your thinking. Do not be cynical about your current job. If you want to enjoy your work, begin by changing your thoughts about every person and thing in the workplace.

Affirm that your job is great and it is only a stepping stone to a greater position. This will create a loving atmosphere within you, and the entire workplace will respond to it. Remember what you give comes back multiplied: appreciation, respect, and love.

Knowledge, hard work, and planning are all important. However, the right mental attitude is far more important. Affirmation is a magical tool to create the right energy to attract your dream job. Affirmation will help your manifest everything you want in your dream job: work profile, growth prospect, bosses, environment, salary, teammates, etc.

21 Positive Affirmations for Work and a Fulfilling Career

  1. The joy I find in my career is reflected in my overall happiness
  2. I now do work I love, and I am well paid for it. The perfect job is looking for me, and we are being brought together now.
  3. There is no competition on the spiritual plane. What is mine is given under grace.
  4. I am appreciated and well compensated wherever I work
  5. I always work for wonderful bosses
  6. My workspace is a pleasure to be in there is mutual respect among coworkers
  7. I am opening my consciousness to a greater prosperity and part of that prosperity is an increased salary
  8. My job allows me to express my talents and abilities and I am grateful for this employment
  9. When it is time for a new job the perfect position presents itself to me easily
  10. I love my career, and I amaze people with my exceptional results
  11. I deserve to have this exciting, rewarding career. It is so much fun.
  12. I am manifesting my dream job
  13. My stress level is continually decreasing as I work smarter
  14. I am attracting only positive income at my new job
  15. I can balance my career with my family life so that both are in harmony with each other
  16. I am valued at my workplace my voice is always heard respectfully
  17. I have a great relationship with my colleagues as well as my boss
  18. My work ethic ensures that I get regular promotions and monetary incentives
  19. I am at ease speaking in front of others. I have confidence in myself.
  20. My boss appreciates my work and helps me grow
  21. There is a huge demand for my particular skills at work

Using the Affirmations

Use these affirmations to transform your job. No more complaining and lamenting. Expressing gratitude for what you have now can lift you to a better position faster than a negative attitude will.

I am successful in all that I do. I am inspired and productive. I serve others willingly and gladly. Divine harmony reigns supreme within and around me and within and around each and every person in my work place.

The Final Word

Spending our days doing a job that we feel is fulfilling is a drive that greatly motivates us. Once we are there life is great, but getting there can be tricky. The trick is to spend time clarifying exactly what you want.

I learned how to clarify what I wanted with this program. The information and exercises really helped steer me to do what I love (which is educating) and gave me the confidence to make it happen.

Once you find what you want, using techniques like daily affirmations will help focus you and get you there. Skipping over the clarification stage can cost you time so i really suggest you do it thoroughly.

Anyhow thanks for reading my article on positive affirmations for work. If you’d like more information or want to ask a question you can do so here.

“Don’t Tell Us What To Do” – A Lesson in Behavior Change from Government-Imposed Warning Labels

Dont tell us what to do - crowd covering ears

Dont tell us what to do - crowd covering ears

“Why everything that supposed to be bad, make me feel so good?”Kanye West

We all know what is good for us but we keep indulging in harmful behavior: we smoke, we drink excessively, we sleep with our ex, we have an affair, we relapse into drugs, we get that stupid tattoo, and we send the angry, heat of the moment email against our better judgment. We watch ourselves do things we know we will regret even as our conscience screams Nooo!

“To promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a person want to go and do that very thing.” – Mark Twain

It gets worse when another person attempts to correct us. Let us get real, our problem is not lack of information. We have plenty of information, but information does not change our behavior.

“For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do, I do.” – Romans 7:19

Cigarette Warning Labels in a German Shop
Cigarette Warning Labels in a German Shop

Cigarette pack warnings

Take cigarette smoking for instance. Despite all the incriminating evidence about tobacco, we continue to burn those butts. In fact, it makes no difference that information on the effects of smoking is placed right on the cigarette pack. WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control requires that cigarette packaging incorporate warning messages to create awareness about the effects of smoking.

However, research shows that smokers ignore these health warnings. Even with the introduction of the health warnings, tobacco firms have continued to enjoy a significant increase in sales:

For instance, at the height of the awareness campaign on effects of smoking in 2008, Sterling’s Market share increased from 5% to 6.1% in four months. A few years later, Benson and Hedges Silver introduced a new slide pack which boosted their sales by 25% in six months and a further 32.5% within a year.

At some point, it was clear that adorning cigarette packaging with warning information was not doing anything in the fight against cigarette smoking.

Enter Graphic Warning Labels

In 2012, Australia introduced new packaging regulations for cigarettes. Other countries are said to be taking steps: Canada, France, Singapore, South Africa, amongst others.

  • No branding of the cigarette packs
  • Plain packaging
  • Confronting photos of smoking-related illnesses.

The results

Research shows that graphic images on cigarette packs do not scare away smokers:

  • Some smokers were angry with the warnings, feeling as if someone was trying to manipulate them; and being too much in their business.
  • Other smokers were found to buy and use slipcovers that come with the package. This way, they avoid seeing the images, regain some degree of control and carry on with their smoking. Some smokers even emptied the cigarettes in a separate container or covered the packets with stickers.
  • Yet, another study showed that smokers distorted the messages on the packs. Some male smokers would be seen selecting packets with health warnings related to pregnancy; while those with eye problems avoided the packs with warnings concerning eyes. It is as if the cigarettes in specific packets had different characteristics.
  • The most adverse finding was pregnant teenagers who smoked to reduce the weight of their unborn babies. They knew the effect the cigarettes would have on their bodies and their unborn babies: they wanted the effect.

Why don’t Graphic Labels work

One study showed that the main reason why the graphic warning labels do not work is that many of the smokers view them as a threat to their autonomy, freedom and choice. Generally, the human being is wired to resist ideas which he thinks are being imposed on him.

“We are striving after what is forbidden, and coveting what is denied to us.” – Ovid.

In fact, the graphic warning labels might just achieve the opposite reaction. The more the smokers perceive that their freedom is being threatened, the more they are attracted to carrying out the threatened behavior (smoking) to assert their independence. The images are seen to depict the government and other bodies which the smokers feel are trying to control them.

“Forbidden things have a secret charm.”Publus Cornelius Tacitus

What do these findings imply?

According to psychology, what is forbidden is always attractive. We are given to reactance. Reactance is motivation to indulge in things, rules, and offers that threaten our choices or limit our alternatives.

As a result, we strengthen a behavior or attitude that is contrary to what is expected. We indulge in prohibited behavior to not only taunt the prohibiting authority but also to prevent loss of further freedom. Indeed, when our choices are threatened, we become motivationally aroused.

“He did not want the apple for Apple’s sake. He wanted it only because it was forbidden. The mistake was in not forbidding the serpent. Then, he would have eaten the serpent.” – Mark Twain.

Interesting research  – 2 studies on warnings and how to move towards what we really want

Study 1 – What Warnings Typically Do

Daniel Wegner, a University of Virginia psychologist, conducted the following research:

He put people in a room and installed a tape recorder. The then asked the participants to say out loud whatever came to mind with one caveat; they were not to think about a white bear.

Interestingly, the participants mentioned the bear about once a minute, despite having been told not to think about it. The participants said that they would try all sorts of tricks, but the bear kept sneaking back.

“One should never forbid what one lacks power to prevent.”Napoleon Bonaparte

Study 2 – Deprivation leads to obsession

A study showed that when people were semi starved, they thought about food every minute of the day. Long after the experiment, the participants reported that food became central to their lives. Even when they had enough to eat, they still felt so hungry they could not eat enough.

Any time somebody attempts to prevent us from enjoying something, one of the following happens:

  • We want it more
  • We rebel by reasserting our freedom
  • We get angry at the person curtailing our freedom.

So, do not be too hard on me or condemn me when you see me picking the wrong partner over and over again, when I spend on things that I do not need, when I neglect my body, when I reach for one more drink, or when I procrastinate.

After all, the bad decisions we make can be good for us. They help us to learn from our mistakes. Indeed, they can be the driving force behind those changes that we badly need to make our lives better.

What these 2 studies mean for the rest of us

To summarise the above two studies in one sentence…

It is what we focus on that makes the difference.

Because it’s what we focus on that is what we move towards. These studies put people in situations where they were almost made to focus on what something in particular (the bear and food).

So what should you be focusing on?

Are you focusing on the right things to bring love into your life? or are you unsure of what exactly to focus on. If you are unsure you can use habits to discover what to focus on and how to change your life for the better.

What Matters

What matters is that we keep trying to become better people every day. I wish you well as you seek to live a more fulfilling life. I have to go now. I want to eat that last cookie because I will finally start eating healthy tomorrow. I promise!

You can contact me here at RedesigningtheMind.com/contact

How to Change Your Life in 7 Days – A 7 Day Success Habit Setting Guide

A New Day a New Start in Your Life - How to Change Your Life in 7 Days

A New Day a New Start in Your Life - How to Change Your Life in 7 Days

CAN  YOU CHANGE YOUR life in seven days? Absolutely! Many of us can point a time when our lives changed instantly.

Maybe we had a child or a new addition to the family, moved into a new home, started a new job, bought a new car or we made a monumental decision that transformed our lives.

How Much of A Difference Can You Make?

You see, the changes that impact our lives the most are changes in the way we see the world. Not changes in the world itself. And we can change the way we perceive the world in an instant.

Sometimes even a small change can make a massive difference. The world leading hypnotist Paul McKenna gives the following illustration:

“Imagine you and a friend are walking along two parallel, straight roads, stretching side by side into the infinite distance. Now, imagine that at some point the roads shift from each other just a tiny bit. At first, the difference is not even noticeable. However, over time, that small change in direction will take the two of you to completely different destinations.”

If you commit to making tiny changes every day, over a period, you will be surprised at how far you have come and just how much you have changed. When you dedicate yourself to small actions, they will set a wave of change in many areas of your life.

An oil tanker takes a little while to start moving, but it becomes difficult to stop once it builds up sufficient momentum.

Allow me to give you one more illustration.

For many centuries, it was believed that it was not possible to run a four-minute mile. In fact, some scientists had indicated that the human body would explode if it were subjected to a four-minute mile!

On 6th of March 1954, Roger Bannister did the impossible. He ran the four-minute mile! All of a sudden, what had been thought impossible for centuries was now possible:

  • The following year, thirty seven people ran the four-minute mile.
  • The year after that, an incredible 300 athletes hit the once impossible four-minute mile.

Whatever the human mind believes, it generalizes as a principle. You can reprogram your mind to make you a happier, more confident and productive person.

What Do You Want to Change?

You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. Mike Murdock.

There are many aspects of our lives that we may not like: Some of us are overweight while others are broke, many are unhappy and would love nothing more than to meet their soulmate. Some of us could be feeling stuck in unfulfilling relationships; jobs that we no longer enjoy; positions that no longer inspire us.

Many of us would love to change our lives: lose weight, move cities, travel the world, go back to school, fall in love, stop procrastination, get a promotion, write a book. Save money……

What are the changes you would want to see in your life?

The Powerful Strategy of New Habits

You can bring all the changes you want in your life by incorporating new habits. A study by Duke University revealed that habits form about 45 percent of our total behavior. Habits are the foundation of our lives, and if the foundation is weak, we will never be happy. The reason we fail often times is because we try to do too much at once.

How to Change Your Life in Seven Days

If we want to make massive changes in any area of our lives, we should start by choosing the change that we desire. Then, we must shrink this change into small habits. After that, we only need to start and watch good things happening in our lives.

Here is a sample plan of how you can change your life in seven days

Monday: Positive thinking

What consumes your mind controls your life.

Life could be so much better for many of us if only we would replace our negative thoughts with positive ones:

  • I am a miserable failure
  • Why do these things always happen to me?
  • I can never do anything right: why can’t I be like X?
  • I don’t think I can do this.
  • Will I ever be successful?

When we think positively, we experience a pleasant feeling. When we are happy we feel more powerful, and the universe responds by bringing pleasant and powerful things our way.

Actions:

  • Commit to two positive thoughts every day.
  • Name three things you are thankful for every day.

Tuesday: Fitness

Work out, for a healthy body holds a healthy mind.

According to CDC, regular physical exercise boosts our thinking, learning and judgment skills. Indeed, exercise will help preserve these skills as we age. It will also reduce the risk of depression.

Actions:

  • Commit to walking 10 minutes every day.
  • Do ten jumping jacks every day.

Wednesday: Self-growth

The greatest solution to all human problems is individual inner transformation.              Vernon Howard

We are at an exciting time in history with a world that is transforming every day. Things that were unthinkable 50 years ago are now a reality. To keep up with this profoundly transformative life, we must also seek to grow and keep improving ourselves. Transformation must not only happen in our environments but also in our inner resources. Personal development is crucial to your success.

Actions:

  • Commit to meditating for ten minutes every day.
  • Read two pages of an inspiring book every day.

Thursday: Financial growth

Whoever said money could not buy happiness simply did not know where to go shopping. – Bo Derek

We all want financial independence, and this an excellent desire. Money gives us choices and personal power. It helps us to attract new opportunities in our lives. When we have money, we can survive more, share more of ourselves and inspire more.

Actions:

  • Start cooking and eating at home
  • Take the train to work instead of driving
  • Commit to starting a side hustle

Friday: Stop procrastinating

Procrastination is hands down our favorite form of self-sabotage.  – Alyce P. Corryn

Procrastination is very literally the opposite of productivity. We are always tempted to put off things that are involving, unpleasant, difficult or painful. Unfortunately, essential tasks will always be characterized by one or more of the above attributes. Procrastination can literally cripple our lives.

Actions:

  • Set the most import task each morning and work on it for 20 minutes.

Saturday: Find your soul mate

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. – Victor Hugo

There is nothing as electrifying as falling in love. Romantic relationships enrich our lives with friendships, courtship and love. We can confide in our romantic partners and share our problems with them. We can be comforted and receive and give unconditional friendship. How fulfilling it is to be part of something that is bigger than ourselves!

Actions:

  • Go somewhere each day and meet new people.
  • Do something daily that will make you a fascinating person.

Sunday: Diet

Take care of your body. It is the only place you have to live in.

According to CDC, carrying around too much weight is not only uncomfortable and but also damaging to our health. Being fit is also beyond being a certain size or looking great in a particular type of clothing. Research shows that there is a positive correlation between your health and mental success. Being physically fit ensures you have more energy to pursue your goals.

Also, the healthier you are, the more gracefully you age.

Actions:

  • Eat two healthy meals per day.
  • Switch from drinking soda to drinking water
  • Drink two glasses of water when you wake up and a glass every time you take a break.

Give Yourself A Pat on the Back

You can change nearly any area of your life, one habit at a time. Incorporating small habits and routines will significantly enhance your life.

Every habit is like a seed; the small daily acts plant positive suggestions in your mind that will eventually grow into powerful new ways of living. Dedicate this week to transforming your life, one little habit at a time.

What new daily habits will you start today?

A year from now you will wish you had started today. Karen Lamb  

Thanks for reading this guide on ‘how to change your life in 7 days’. If you’d like to make a comment, or you have a query or question then you can do so here.

 

15 Minute Manifestation Review – The Program Finally Explained in Everyday English.

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ARE YOU CONFUSED OR UNSURE about what 15 minute manifestation is, and does?

Even after watching the video and reading a few other reviews?

I was. So to get a better understanding, I watched the video over 10 times. And followed the program to the letter.

This review is my experience and what I think of 15 Minute Manifestation (15MM). But first a quick summary.

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This is a screenshot of 15 Minute Manifestation on my desktop

15 Minute Manifestation (15MM) – In Summary

  • Text – YES
  • Audio – YES
  • Video – NO

15MM in 1 sentence

15 minute manifestation is a 21-day program involving the use of binaural beats audio tracks to help you focus and attract what you want, and stop focusing on what you don’t want.

What’s it all about? (in plain English)

In my mind, there are two questions that 15MM asks and answers.

Number #1 – If we are made up of the same thing (particles), and the things that we want are all the same thing too (more particles) then why aren’t we living the life that we want?

Number #2 – Why are you working hard, learning more and not achieving what you want?

15MM says that the answer to both of these questions is your attention.

The law of attraction says that like attracts like, so you need to ‘fake it to make it’ with affirmations (statements of positive intent) and the like. This is where 15MM is different. It says whatever you focus on you get.

Bu the thing is many of us have a hard time focusing on what we want. We suffer from;

  1. The story your telling to yourself and others
  2. Your limiting beliefs
  3. Your judgments and fear of consequences

These three things together are what Eddie calls ‘the editor’ (and you might also call ‘your subconscious’)

No matter what you learn, and new information you see. The editor edits it and limits what you can do, and makes you focus on what is, rather than what you want. Hence manifesting more of what you already have…

The 15MM program is about helping you tune out the editor, so you can focus on what you want, and manifest it in your life…

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Although this image shows the packaging for the program, there is no physical version. 15MM is delivered via a membership site. When you purchase the program, you are given access.

The Concepts

There are a few concepts covered in the video that I’d like to explain before you watch it (or rewatch it)

Subatomic Particles and Quantum Physics

According to Wikipedia:

“Quantum (mechanics or physics) is a fundamental theory in physics which describes nature at the smallest scales of energy levels of atoms and subatomic particles.”

It’s a mouthful, but to simplify it refers to everything on earth being the same thing when you look small enough. When you look closely enough (with a high powered microscope) everything is the same… that same thing is quantum particles.

Binaural Beats

‘Binaural beats’ refers to the phenomenon when your brain listens to two sounds (one in each ear), and turns it into one sound.

When this is done a specific way, binaural beats are thought to reduce anxiety among other things. Small tests have been done on patients who are waiting to go into the operating theatre, and the results have been positive.

NLP

According to nlp.com, NLP is:

“NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Neuro refers to your neurology; Linguistic refers to language; programming refers to how that neural language functions. In other words, learning NLP is like learning the language of your own mind!”

NLP in my bastardized definition means ‘how your brain talks to you and itself.’ 

Another important thing to note about NLP is that it has practitioners and a community. The size of this community is not huge, id say similar to but smaller than chiropractors.

How is this program different from other manifestation programs?

This program isn’t about learning. There isn’t much in the way of information. The program is about simply changing your brain.

What’s Included – Briefly

  • 1 Jump start pdf guide – a quick guide to show you how to use the program
  • 3 binaural 15-minute tracks
  • 1 bonus binaural 15-minute track
  • 1 optional extra – Manifestation Wizardry eBook – this is a guide to help you understand how the tracks work and why you need to listen to them in a particular order etc. The author call this one an optional extra

Optional extras

  • Money magic
  • Health Extra
  • Relationships Extra

What’s included – in detail

Jumpstart Guide

This contains a brief introduction and information on how to use the program

Audios

  • Track 1 – Your Natural State
  • Track 2 – Your New Story
  • Track 3 – Moving Towards Abundance
  • Bonus Track 4 – Deep Sleep Now

The tracks do have an order and a particular way they are played. According to the author:

Track 1

This track resets your mind to think of abundance first, rather than scarcity. This track will tell your mind that you don’t have to struggle to live well.

Track 2

This track helps you create your new story, writing over your old one

Track 3

This track tells your mind to start imagining what your life could be and focuses there.

eBook – Manifestation Wizardry

This eBook is where all the information is. The author deems it optional but I found it helpful so here is a brief summary of what is in it.

Chapter 1 – Real life magic

In a nutshell: This chapter talks about the law of attraction, and how you need more than a resolution to achieve your goals.

Chapter 2 – The law of abundance

In a nutshell: How scarcity can creep into your mind and sabotage your life with negative and self-defeating thoughts.

Chapter 3 – The priming effect

In a nutshell: This chapter is about preparing yourself to live the life you want by changing how you act today.

Chapter 4 – You’re not stuck with the brain you were born with

In a nutshell: How to change your brain and how changing your brain can change your circumstances.

Chapter 5 – The law of attention

In a nutshell: Why your focus is so important and why you’re not getting what you want.

Chapter 6 – Moving forward

In a nutshell: How to reprogram your ‘editor’ and move toward the things that you want in life.

What’s in the Extras?

Money Magic (this is the only extra that I bought. I don’t recommend purchasing it. Scroll further down to read why.)

  • 1 – Fire Your Boss
  • 2 – Streams of Abundance
  • 3 – Become an Action Hero
  • B1 – Every day is a Rainy Day
  • B2 – Giving is Receiving

My Opinion

The Pros and Cons

PROS

Simple to follow and do

There aren’t any hard exercises where you think you may be not doing it right. Just listen to the tracks once a day. If you’re after content and new knowledge then this isn’t necessarily a good thing.

Most of the new knowledge in this program is in the video on the website. But it does make it easy to do. Simply save the program to your phone, and put it on before you go to sleep for 21 days.

Instant access

it’s a given with digital products, but if you want this program now, you can have it now

No long or boring ebooks to read

There isn’t stuff in here for the sake of it. Which I like. No old eBooks or sales pitches for something else.

CONS

Light on

There aren’t many materials. As stated in the previous section. which in one way is good, but in another way is bad. What’s in it is direct and has a purpose.

Hard to understand the theory behind the program

I had to rewatch the video on the website about 10 times to actually start understanding the concepts, which I have detailed in this review. But maybe that’s just me.

My Thoughts on 15 Minute Manifestation

Firstly the actual program. The audio tracks are all put together well and the program is professionally done. Easy to use, follow and do.

On the results side, I think that it’s hard with a program like this when it says ‘you need to believe’. How do you know that you believe enough?

Anyhow, I stuck with the program and this is what happened.

My Experience With the Program…

Week 1

Week one I listened to the first track ‘Your Natural State’ every day for 1 week. I would put the tracks on as I was going to sleep.

The track is a binaural beat in the background with the sound of running water and chimes playing over the top.

I found that at the start of the week it would really take over my mind and that while listening to track, I wasn’t thinking of anything else. It was good and I enjoyed the focus away from my day-to-day.

Later in the week, it took me more time to settle into listening.

I couldn’t say that I ‘saw any results’ other than the fact that my mind has quietened down around the time I used the track.

I have had quite a busy week this week, particularly with work and it has been full on and quite stressful. The thoughts running through my mind are typically to do with work.

Week 2

This week’s track is called ‘Your New Story’ and is a binaural beat with running water in the foreground.

Again I listened to the program when I was about to go to sleep. On a side note, it did cut out any pillow talk between my wife and me which she didn’t appreciate.

I found it hard to concentrate sometimes, listening to the sounds as I lay in bed. My mind is busy. But on the occasions where it does quieten down, it is blank.

I don’t want to say that I can feel it working as yet. But I do feel as though my mind is quieter, at times.

Week 3

Week three’s track is ‘Moving Toward Abundance’, which is more musical type sounds with some chimes (you’ll understand when you listen).

So I’ve completed week 3… do I have one million dollars in my bank account or a mansion? No. I think because of the nature of this product that it is hard to tell what kind of influence it has over you.

On the website, there are quite a few testimonials about ‘bank accounts getting fatter’ which I didn’t experience. No one has come out of the blue and offered me a holiday or a way to make more money. (Although I did have someone take me up on an offer which I did appreciate… I guess that could be related back to this course… or not.)

However, what I can say for certain is that the program has quietened down my brain in a general sense. I also feel that I am a bit more positive about things. Although it’s difficult for me to prove, I feel as though I have more of a yes we can type attitude.

My Recommendation

If you have read this far, you probably know if you still want to take the program or not. However, I will add something into the mix.

I wouldn’t purchase this program if you need it to work for you. For example, you need to make some extra money or you feel lonely and want some companionship straight away.

I would if you are curious about the concept of binaural beats and self-improvement. I can’t see how you 100% be able to prove that this program helped you succeed at what you want in life. It’s quite a vague promise.

As for me occasionally I will listen to the tracks again. I like being able to listen and not have my brain constantly churning over something that isn’t important.

Thanks for reading my 15 minute manifestation review. If you have questions then you can contact me here. Otherwise here is the where you can get your copy.

The Science Behind Attraction: What’s Happening in Your Brain When You See Someone You Like

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The Science Behind Attraction - What happens in your brain when you see someone you like

WE’VE ALL BEEN THERE. Your body stopped feeling like your own. Butterflies fluttered in your stomach; you were almost nauseous. Your heart threatened to beat right out of your chest. You felt flustered, and your palms started to sweat the moment you saw that person. You could not think straight for days. And, oh, you could hardly sleep. You felt giddy; you felt terrific. You had just met someone you really liked.

For a long time, human beings thought that emotions: like, lust, love, attraction, attachment arose from the heart. However, science has proven that the brain is responsible for all these emotions.

The most important organ for love is the brain, not the heart.

When you meet someone you like, your brain triggers the release of various chemicals into your body. These chemicals alter your mental state, and you find yourself perceiving and behaving differently from your usual self. There are many physical reactions in our bodies when we meet someone we like, but all begin in the brain.

First, it is the adrenaline

Adrenaline is one of the most interesting hormones in our bodies because it transforms our bodies into something seemingly superhuman. We have all heard stories of unusual actions across the globe, thanks to adrenaline.

A story is told of a small, petite woman who weighed a little over 111lbs who had a heated argument with her husband. In a moment of rage, the woman lifted the husband who weighed almost 260lbs high up in the air. The woman was so shocked to see him high up in her hands that she let him go. The husband fell with a thud and died instantly.

Adrenaline is secreted in our bodies by adrenal glands when we are excited. The hormone causes a myriad of changes in our bodies, suppressing some of our body’s functions while heightening others. Research shows that there is a significant positive correlation between adrenaline and attraction: As the level of adrenaline in the body increases so does the level of appeal.

Meeting someone new can be quite scary because of the uncertainties involved. Adrenaline is a survival hormone; it enables us to pursue the attraction despite the dangers involved. Some of the physical effects of adrenaline include:

  • Dilation of the eyes
  • Increased sweating
  • Faster heartbeat
  • Heightened feelings of anxiety and nervousness
  • Butterflies in the stomach.

Then there are Testosterone and Oestrogen

The body releases testosterone in both men and women and oestrogen in women. In women, oestrogen creates a longing for physical closeness and desire for sex with the person you like. Testosterone creates sexual desire, openness and seductiveness.

The human body’s immediate reaction to a potential mate is the urge to procreate

Science shows that oestrogen makes women more attractive to men. On the other hand, testosterone makes men appear more attractive to women by enabling them to achieve more masculinity.

When oestrogen strikes:

  • Women will dress more provocatively
  • They will flirt more
  • The women will have shifts in scent, skin tone and voice pitch, all which make a woman more attractive to the man.

When testosterone is released:

  • The men have a higher sexual drive
  • They appear more masculine
  • They become exceedingly attractive to women

Let us move on to Dopamine, Serotonin and Oxytocin

This cocktail of hormones is referred to as the ‘feel good hormones’ and they are released shortly after meeting someone we like. Dopamine triggers an intense rush of pleasure.

Scientists reveal that dopamine provides the same effect on the brain as taking cocaine

Once dopamine is released into the body, it leads to:

  • Increased energy
  • Less need for sleep or food
  • More focused attention on the person whom we like
  • Exquisite delight in all the smallest details of the new person
  • Need for attention
  • Feelings of excitement and happiness

Serotonin is an essential chemical for a new relationship. Serotonin diverts the mind and binds it to think about one’s lover and nothing else.

People are engrossed in thought about the person they like 65% of the day.

Serotonin plays a significant role in balancing mood, appetite, sexual desire and sexual function. If the levels of serotonin drop; you will find yourself having an unhealthy obsession: thinking about your new partner throughout and consistently reflecting on romantic times spent with them.

Oxytocin is one of the most powerful hormones that is released equally in men and women who share romantic feelings. Oxytocin defines the depth of the love and forms attachment to the partner.

Oxytocin is also known as the ‘cuddle hormone’!

Oxytocin improves communication between partners. In a study, administration of oxytocin led to a significant boost in the ability of couples to interpret cues from each other’s eyes. Oxytocin is therefore associated with pair formation, pair maintenance and partner attachment. You need plenty of Oxytocin to strengthen your relationship!

Lastly, Vasopressin

Vasopressin is released by the brain at the end of the attraction phase. The hormone is responsible for transforming a mere attraction into a mature, committed and authentic relationship. We go through leaps to find love: we change careers, move across continents and aggressively pursue the person we are attracted to, but vasopressin is responsible for maintaining the love.

Vasopressin is also known as the monogamy chemical.

Vasopressin induces the desire to stay with that specific individual and facilitates strong emotional attachment. Vasopressin encourages behaviors that produce long-term, monogamous relationships. Vasopressin brings a feeling of calmness, security, comfort, emotional union and the desire to protect one another.

When vasopressin levels reduce in the body, the bond that a couple shares is weakened and the partners no longer willingly prevent themselves from being attracted to other people.

Understanding the right hormones

Learning about the role of the brain in our romantic relationships helps us to understand what is actually transpiring at every phase of our relationship. Also, we get to develop more realistic expectations for our relationships. Indeed, by understanding the role of particular hormones, you are able to keep the right hormones flowing for a healthy, long-term relationship.

With the information you now have, you can either blame your brain for the failure of your relationship or you can use this knowledge in your favour and build a healthy, flourishing relationship.

Quantum Manifestation Code Review – The Pros & Cons, And What’s Inside the Program

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THERE ARE MANY QUANTUM Manifestation Code Reviews online. There are two reasons why this one is different.

ONE – I have not only bought the program (see below), but I have also used it.

TWO – I have also bought all the similar programs I could find. You can find those reviews and my thoughts on them on this website. I believe using all the similar products is the best way to give a rounded review.

Here’s an image of the QMC on my computer.

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Quantum Manifestation Code files downloaded on my desktop

What is the Quantum Manifestation Code (QMC) in One Sentence?

Quantum Manifestation Code is a 7-week manifestation course which references the Bible to shed light on modern-day ideas such as the law of attraction, and living your dream life.

What’s the QMC about?

Instead of being a book or a guide, the QMC is made around a 7-week manifestation program that uses the law of attraction in conjunction with lessons and planned activities to be done every day for seven weeks.

If you have watched the video on the website, you’ll notice that it references the bible. These references continue throughout the program. This is good if your spiritual side relates closely to the bible or if you have been bought up with the bible.

Although this is in eBook format, there isn’t much reading to be done every day. Once you get through the introduction, most of the time spent will be with you and your journal going through the lessons and activities.

To get the most out of the program, you are asked to keep a journal as you go through the process. It’s used as a working out space for you and a place to put your ideas onto paper.

The author talks about getting results before the seven weeks are up. With the nature of this program being action and practical based the more effort you put in, the better the results will be.

It is also important to note that there is a 60-Day full money back guarantee. The payment process is not handled by Benjamin Malcom (the author of QMC) but the different company (Clickbank).

Quantum Manifestation Code (QMC) in Summary:

  • Ebook YES
  • Video NO
  • Audio NO
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Although the physical versions are shown here, the product is offered as an instant digital download only. Although it is in a printable format.

What’s in It? (What You Get)

  • 7-week program – in eBooks
  • Bonus – 2 Powernap audio tracks
  • Unadvertised bonus – Manifesting with God

(I did not purchase any of the extras that were on offer, this list is the basic program)

The PROS of the QMC:

PRO – References to the Bible

The Quantum Manifestation Code relates living the life of your dreams to the text in the bible. If you were bought up with the bible then this is definitely a good thing. You can see how the bible tells us how we can live the life of our dreams.

If you were bought up with the bible being all ‘fire and brimstone’ then this is a great way to rethink those old negative connections. The quotes show you how Jesus and his disciples want you to live your best life, a life full of what you want.

This can be a little confronting for some people. Thinking that the bible is about ‘going without’ and helping others before yourself. But the QMC shows that it doesn’t have to be this way. And in fact that helping yourself can help others at the same time, and live in line with Christianity and Jesus’ teachings.

PRO – 7 weeks of Practical Exercises

There is something different to work on every day. Whether it’s planning, clarifying or transforming yourself you will be working towards bettering your life by simply going through the course every day.

This is great if you’re not sure what to do next or you feel like your life need some direction. It is a real guiding hand to help move you forwards your way.

PRO – It isn’t Preachy

I was a little worried when I purchased QMC that I was going to get lectured at. The good news is that there isn’t any ‘your wrong’ or ‘you should have done this’ in the course. It’s a great way to turn over a new leaf.

Some of the tasks will help you really focus and find what you are looking for. It’s about planning for the future and living in the now. Not blaming the past.

The CONS:

CON – eBook Only

There is no audio or video with the course. Not a problem if you prefer to read the ebook, but if you like to listen to things in the car, or watch videos then your not going to get it here. In this way, the course does feel a bit one dimensional.

CON – A Little ‘Wordy’

I caught myself a few times re-reading sentences. Although the author (Benjamin Malcolm) is personable and does speak in a friendly tone.

Also, some of the references I wasn’t sure about. For example: (taken from week 3, page 8)

“All guilt isn’t bad. If you didn’t feed the kids last night and feel a little guilty, well, that’s a good thing. The guilty nudge that says you really should have fed the kids is appropriate. It tells you that you need to feed the kids.”

It’s not that it’s a bad example, I would feel guilt in that situation. However, it just seems a bit odd to me. Personally, if I didn’t feed my kids they’d go and help themselves. And if there wasn’t any food in the house they’d let me know about it. I am not going to forget to feed them, which is maybe implied in this example.

CON – Exercises Can Seem a Little Repetitive and Sometimes Vauge

Not always but some of the tasks in the QMC go like this…

  1. It asks you to identify the general problem, (i.e. you don’t have enough time)
  2. Then it asks you to list out everything involved (i.e. your daily tasks)
  3. Then it gets you to make decisions. (i.e. give less time to watching television)

All this is good but that isn’t always going to solve the problem. There are reasons why people watch television, or eat junk food that isn’t as simple as ‘convenience’ and because ‘they are the best options available’.

It felt like I was getting ready to analyze and fix my life but then it doesn’t give me the right tools to get to the bottom of the real issues. It left me feeling a little empty and not taking it as serious.

Also, I found that being prompted like this, the appropriate answer didn’t necessarily come to mind. I guess this is where I felt a little letdown.

Who the QMC is Not for:

  • People unfamiliar with the bible – there are other similar manifestation programs that don’t use the bible which you will find more relevant.
  • People who don’t want to read – there is only eBook, no audio or video version
  • People who don’t want to ‘wait’ – if you can’t put in 7 weeks then this program won’t help you

QMC rumors

THERE IS NO DISCOUNT. I see other reviews offering a discount which is not true. It’s $47 for you, me (Yes, I paid $47), the President and everyone else.

QMC Course Outline

Week 1

In a Nutshell: Understanding the law of attraction, how to attract something in your life and why you might be foiling your own attempts at attracting the life you want

Lessons

  1. Loving Yourself
  2. Gratitude
  3. An Authentic Life
  4. Giving Freely
  5. Release Your Inner Creativity

Weekend Review: Enhancing Vibrations

Week 2

In a Nutshell: Clearing your physical space and making way for the life you want to live

Lessons

  1. Clear Out the Junk
  2. Clean Up the Digital Chaos
  3. Declutter Your Health Habits
  4. Rethink Your Relationships
  5. Release the Negative Energy

Weekend Review: Dream!

Week 3

In a Nutshell:  Clearing your mind and negativity out of your life

Lessons

  1. Make Peace with the Past
  2. Conquer Your Fears
  3. Tackle Your Anxiety
  4. Overcome the Guilt
  5. Love Yourself

Weekend Review: Get Out of Your Head

Week 4

In a Nutshell: Suspending doubt and your fear around achieving what you want

Lessons

  1. Kick the Doubt Habit
  2. Accept the Consequences
  3. You Have to Have Faith
  4. Expect Success
  5. Believe to Achieve

Weekend Review: Fiercely Protect Your Positivity

Week 5

In a Nutshell: Inspired planning and taking action on creating your dream life

Lessons

  1. Tackle Your Time
  2. Choose Joy!
  3. Quiet the Noise
  4. Heed Your Inspiration
  5. Follow Your Heart (Not Your Ego)

Weekend Review: Taking Inspired Action

Week 6

In a Nutshell: Aim for abundance and goal setting

Lessons

  1. What Exactly Do You Want (And Why)?
  2. Align Your Values and Goals
  3. In the Long (and Short) Run
  4. Soar with Grounded Goals
  5. Purpose, Focus, and Drive

Weekend Review: Relax and Let it Happen

Week 7

In a Nutshell: Techniques for achieving abundance

Lessons

  1. Positive Self Affirmations
  2. Learn to Live ‘As if’
  3. Create the Storyline of Your Life
  4. Surrender to the Process
  5. A Final No to Negativity

Weekend Review: Living on Abundance

What I thought of it.

On the whole, I thought it was good. It is well structured and the lessons and tasks are on point with changing your life for the better.

I wouldn’t consider myself religious (although I grew up going to Catholic school) and I found the link between the new ideas of ‘law of attraction’ and ‘manifestation’ and the verses in the bible a real help. If your spiritual side relates to the bible then you will be able to relate.

It would help if there were videos, and audios (to listen to in the car etc.). It would also help if there were some templates and the exercises were better described and defined

Overall I am happy to recommend it, especially to people who are active in their Christian faith. However, if you are not in that bracket, I do believe there are more comprehensive guides to manifestation and the law of attraction.

You can find the Quantum Manifestation Code Here

I am also happy to talk about my experience with the program. You can contact me here.

Manifestation Miracle Review – What I Thought & My Progress 3 Months After Using the Program

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THIS REVIEW IS FROM MY experience of reading and using the Manifestation Miracle program. The good, the bad and the ugly. I will try to paint the clearest picture I can but your experience may differ.

I have also bought and used other manifestation programs and I leverage that experience in this review also.

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Here is a screenshot of the downloaded Manifestation Miracle files on my desktop

What is Manifestation Miracle in One Sentence?

A Step-by-step guide to getting yourself back on track to what your purpose is, how to live the life you desire, get what you want and live a fulfilled life.

What is Manifestation Miracle (MM) About?

“Are you living YOUR life… or are you living the life that is expected of you?”

Manifestation Miracle is a 162 page, 5 part program which directs you through the process of ‘destiny tuning’.

What is destiny tuning you ask? Here is a quote from page 10

“Destiny tuning is the process of learning to connect with and harness the power and essence of who you really are in order to create and attract the life you’d truly like to be living.”

So instead of promising you the world, fast cars, and fast women, Manifestation Miracle is firstly about you finding your true self. This can be a little confronting, as many of us ‘know what we want’, and here we are being asked to rethink our motivations.

The process involves first finding out who you are. Second, why you are on the planet and last but not least, what you like to do that make you happy & fulfilled.

Manifestation Miracle covers the elements of what makes people happier and what happy people do, clarification, goal setting, the law of attraction, and of course manifestation.

 

Who MM is for:

People who feel out of alignment with their life. Like there is conflict that shouldn’t be there.

People who want to better their life long-term or simply get out of a rut

People who want some direction to either cut the unimportant stuff or simply provide a way to figure out what you should be doing

 

Who MM is NOT for:

People who want an overnight cure

People who want to be passive to change. You will need to do some work on your part

People who want to either get rich quick, healed overnight or an instant lasting relationship

People who are negative to self-help and typically don’t have any faith in changing their life for the better

 

Manifestation Miracle Review - Products Access
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What’s Inside Manifestation Miracle (MM)?

  • Manifestation Miracle eBook (available in .pdf, .epub & .mobi)
  • Audio version of the book in mp3 format
  • Abundant Success Workbook
  • Mindtracks (affirmation audios)
    • Abundant Wealth Mindtrack
    • The Love and Happiness Mindtrack
    • 6 Bonus Mindtracks
  • Chapter Recap Videos Videos
  • Bonus Books
    • The Powerhouse Guide For Health, Vitality, and Disease Reversal
    • How to Reboot Your Metabolism

Extras (paid)

  • Money Mindfood System
    • (there are other extras, however, I only bought the first (wealth) one)

The PROS and CONS of Manifestation Miracle

PROS

PRO: Comprehensive Coverage of Topics

The program is split up over text, audio, and video. I found being able to read, listen or watch made taking in the information a lot easier than it otherwise would have been. It also helped break it up.

The mix of channels (text, audio, and video) actually addressed different aspects of the course for me.

The text in the book made clear points and showed me how I should be doing the different tasks (think like a worksheet template).

The audio was there so that I could listen to the book again when I was driving or out and about. This way I could think about it from different angles in my life.

The videos gave insights from others about how the topic had affected them. There were plenty of stories and overall I really liked that there was more than one vantage point.

In a way, I felt like the presenters also accompanied me through the program, which was great. As in many self-help programs it can feel lonely as you go through them with the stigma of ‘self-help’. The chapter recap videos definitely gave more of a community type feel.

PRO: Clear and simple to follow and Understand – even enjoyable

Good for people who are new to manifestation and self-help – everything is talked about in a relatively easy to understand way with simple language.

Important words are defined, and topics are broken up into chapters with introductions and summaries to help clarify and retain knowledge.

The book is well written and flows quite well. The audio is clear and understandable. The videos are relatable and comprehensive when they cover a topic. The presenters in the chapter recap videos give examples and stories of how the topic being covered has impacted their lives, and what to do about it.

PRO: Good Insights and New Information

Although the program is easy to follow, it’s not all basic.

Whether it was information to give a new and different perspective or information on relevant studies done around the world.

The information given by Mark and Brooke (the video presenters) was a bit more personal which helped me relate to the content and my life.

It’s also a good mix of information and taking action. It doesn’t put everything on you and make you feel bad when you can’t do it. It gives you plenty of new information to help you understand and see why it’s important and fits into your life, but also motivate you to get you through doing the task.

CONS

CON: The Exercises Can Be Overly Common

Here’s an example from page 54. It’s an exercise about letting go of your ego.

“Do something that you want to do, without worrying about what others may think. Change your hair color, sign up for a dance class, apply for a new job. If it’s really what you’d like to do, do it. And tell the others about it later.”

I appreciate on the surface that this sounds like good advice, although it is very common in self-help circles.

CON: Quite a few homework tasks –

It is good that they are there, but when I didn’t do all of them (see the previous point), it felt like I was disjointed from the course a little

CON: Lack of References

Especially in the bonuses, there are statements made that aren’t backed up with sources of any kind. Even the author of the bonuses has not put their name on them so I guess it’s read as entertainment only.

What You Need to Do to Complete MM:

I don’t think it’s a good idea to get MM without knowing you will need:

  • A Journal – You will need to write down your thoughts and a place to do the exercises in the program
  • 15-30 minutes per day – It will take less than a month to go through the program at this rate, so it’s important to have some time to be able to dedicate to completing it. The program itself isn’t a drag or hard to do though.
  • Minimum $47 – There aren’t any discounts with MM. It’s $47 for the basic version for everyone.

What’s in Manifestation Miracle?

In this section, I give a brief summary of what happens in each part of the book along with the list of chapter titles.

Part 1: You Are Destined for Success

In a Nutshell – How to uncover your mission in life and get in touch with your personal destiny.

Part 1 of Manifestation Miracle is about clarifying who you are and what you are on earth to do. If your feeling unsure or even in conflict with yourself then this part will help you understand why. It will also help you align your life as far as your day to day tasks with your goals, dreams, and desires.

  • Chapter 1: Destiny Tuning… The Secret Ingredient That Will Send You on the Path to Your Dreams
  • Chapter 2: You Aren’t What You Eat…You Are What You Think, Feel, See and Vibrate
  • Chapter 3: Getting Off the Beaten Path and Onto a Path of Your Own
  • Chapter 4: Tuning Into Your Intuitive Power
  • Chapter 5: Hold Onto Your “Eggo” … But Let Go of Your Ego

Part 2: Getting in Tune with Your Personal Destiny

In a Nutshell – Recognising your best self and get ahead of the crowd by owning your true identity.

Part 2 is about honing your life to identify and uncover the different influences in it. Then recognizing if these influences should stay in your life, and making room for more of what you want in life.

  • Chapter 1: Soul Food for Thought
  • Chapter 2: So, What Are You All About?
  • Chapter 3: This is Your  Life, So What is That Doing Here?
  • Chapter 4: Wear Comfortable Shoes and Pack a Lunch, This is Going to be a Journey
  • Chapter 5: How to Fall in Love With the Most Awesome Person in the World
  • Chapter 6: When You’re Taking a Trip, Look For The Road Signs
  • Chapter 7: Wow! Look at How Much You’ve Changed!

Part 3: Raising the Roof with Your Energetic Vibrations

In a Nutshell – Powering up to achieve your full potential and making the jump to the life you want.

Part 3 is when you start to build the life you want by the actions and words that you speak. Think of it as the foundation of your dream life. These rules and habits will stabilize your life, ready for manifestation.

  • Chapter 1: What You Feel is What You Get
  • Chapter 2: The Power of Affirmations
  • Chapter 3: You’ll See it When You Believe It
  • Chapter 4: A Few Jarring Thoughts
  • Chapter 5: Gratitude Is Like Salt: A Little Pinch Goes A Long Way

Part 4: The Happiness Factor

In a Nutshell – How to live the life you want while recognizing the dwindling aspects of your old self that need changing

Part 4 is about supercharging your life and opening yourself up to receive all that life has to offer. Using the power of the law of attraction.

  • Chapter 1: Where Happiness Goes, Abundance Flows
  • Chapter 2: There’s No Better Time Than Now. Really!
  • Chapter 3: The Grass is Always Greener, on Your Side
  • Chapter 4: Practice Makes Perfectly Happy
  • Chapter 5: If You’re Happy and You Know It, You’re Really Gonna Want to Show it…

Part 5: The Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow

In a Nutshell – Advanced strategies for manifestation and dream life maintenance.

Part 5 is a summary and celebration of all you have achieved since starting the program.

  • Chapter 1: Manifesting The Rabbit …  and Other Advanced Magic Tricks
  • Chapter 2: The View From The Top Of The Mountain
  • Chapter 3: Thanks for Flying with Us, We Hope that You Enjoyed the Ride!

Extras

Abundant Success Workbook

What’s in it:

  • Let’s do a ‘Mini-Reset’ Right Now
  • Daily Exercise 1: Listen to a motivational audio track
  • Daily Exercise 2: Practice gratefulness
  • Daily Exercise 3: Meditation
  • Daily Exercise 4: Fun self-nurturance activity!

Weekly focus Exercises:

  1. Getting in touch with your inner self
  2. Lighten your load!
  3. Create your vision
  4. Celebrate!

Mindtracks

What’s in it:

Mindtracks are short (2-5 minute) audio tracks that use binaural beats technology alongside affirmation techniques to help condition your mind for change and progress.

All you need to do is listen in a quiet place with a pair of headphones to the relevant track. It sounds like music in the background with positive present tense phrases being repeated over the music.

Titles of the Mindtracks included:

  • Abundant Wealth Mindtrack
  • The Love and Happiness Mindtrack
  • Wealth Attraction Mindtrack
  • Health & Vitality Mindtrack
  • Endless Abundance Mindtrack
  • Love Mindtrack
  • Romance Mindtrack
  • Weight Loss Mindtrack

Chapter Recap Videos

Chapter Recap Videos Screenshot

The chapter recap videos are approx 15 minute long videos that summarise each chapter in the book.

The two hosts (Mark Ling and Brooke Ryan) outline the chapter, highlight any important points, give their own perspectives (including stories and real-life accounts) on the issues and ideas brought up in the chapter.

The only chapters not individually summarized are in part 5 which has one video for all three chapters.

Bonus Books

How to Reboot Your Metabolism

This bonus is an insiders guide to healthy weight loss. This is a simple to understand, straightforward resource for anyone who is experiencing issues around excess weight, or confusion around how diet, food and lifestyle play in your body and health.

Chapters:

  • How to Reboot Your Metabolism
  • How Metabolism Works
  • It’s All About the RIGHT Foods
  • How MUCH to Eat?
  • Get Some Exercise
  • Other Good Stuff for Your Metabolism
  • 10 Common Challenges to Your New Lifestyle and How to Overcome Them
  • Conclusion

The Powerhouse Guide for Health, Vitality and Disease Reversal

This bonus is about the connection between manifestation and health. Information-rich, it delves into how the mind and the body work in tune and how you can use one to help the other.

Chapters:

  • The Powerhouse Guide for Health, Vitality and Disease Reversal:
  • The Mind and the Body are Closely Linked
  • Manifesting Health and Wellness
  • Manifestation through Meditation
  • Conclusion

My Progress

The main progress that I have made is in the area of making better choices. I am not sure exactly how, but I tend to plan things more now after using Manifestation Miracle.

For example, I have young children so it’s important to me that dinner is ready on time at 5.30. To do this I now have realized that I need to leave work at 4. If the kids don’t eat at 5.30, they eat junk food and there’s a whole host of issues that come with that (not going to bed on time is a big one).

This is no small feat, although it sounds mundane. Because when the kids go to bed on time, that means I get more time for my pursuits and goals. And when that happens I am generally a more happier person to be around.

Also, I have kept a gratefulness journal since doing the program, and although I only jot down 3 things per day, it does make me feel better. It reminds me of the choices that I have already made and what they have done for me.

In Summary

The first thing I’d say about Manifestation Miracle is that I found it quite enjoyable. It’s probably not what you might think is important (like results) but it does help you stay with a program which can make all the difference.

When I went through the program, I read the ebook and watched the videos after each chapter. Then listened again to the ebook in the car after that.

I guess what one of the best things about this program was, was that I felt like the exercises were proper exercises. What I mean is that people have done these before and they have been refined and they work in the circumstances.

Sometimes in some programs, the exercises feel a bit forced, and like you are the first person to be doing them. That is not the case with this.

As far as progress I have consistently listened to the mindtracks, and done a few of the exercises regularly every day, and it has made me feel better about my situation. No massive life-altering opportunities though.

I am happy to recommend Manifestation Miracle to anyone who wants to make a change in their life. As far as all the manifestation/success/self-help programs I have done it is one of the best. Especially with how simple it is to understand and how thorough it is in its concepts.

It covers all the basics really well. That is really the key takeaway from this review.

You can get your copy, and start your life transformation here.

If you want to contact me about the program and ask me a specific question then I am happy to talk about it.

Financial Affirmations That Get to the Heart of Why You Are Short on Money… (And a Quiz)

Financial Affirmations - A couple are not meeting their financial goals are calculating where their money is going

Financial Affirmations - A couple are not meeting their financial goals are calculating where their money is going

THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT money determines how much of it comes to you more than any other factor. And unfortunately, many of us have very twisted beliefs about money.

Our thoughts are very powerful, and they are capable of producing negative as well as positive vibrations.

I am sure you have read enough of the ‘How to get rich books’, including several by self-made millionaires. You also work hard, take calculated financial risks and are disciplined in your expenditure. However, you are still far from achieving your financial goal. What are you doing wrong? Could it be that you are interjecting all you efforts with your negative thoughts?

Many of us are our own worst enemies because even though we work hard, we have allowed negative thoughts about money to take root in our minds. All our sacrifices and creativity are nullified by our fears and negative affirmations.

The truth is that you create the world that you live in by your thoughts; including the financial world.

The Financial Affirmation Quiz

Below are pairs of affirmations. They are the opposite of each other. Go through the list and think to yourself, which one of these most resonates with me. And in the back of your mind, think about the realities that they produce in the lives of the people who believe them.

 

  1. It is not possible to grow rich given my life’s circumstances
  2. There is no limit to the amount of money I am capable of earning

 

  1. The money will make me live a less honest life because it is the root of all evil
  2. Money and spirituality can co-exist in harmony

 

  1. I will be unhappy when I get money because it is not supposed to buy happiness
  2. Money is the root of joy and comfort

 

  1. My education is not good enough. I lack sufficient talent, and I do not even have enough time to earn enough money
  2. I have creativity and energy in abundance. My possibilities are endless

 

  1. I believe money is evil and all the rich people are wicked
  2. I allow my passions to perpetuate good in the world through my wealth

 

  1. I believe that poverty is noble
  2. Making Money is good for me and for everyone in my life

 

  1. I feel guilty about desiring more money
  2. I am open and ready to let money into my life

 

  1. I do not deserve to be rich
  2. I deserve being wealthy. Being wealthy is my birth right. Being wealthy is part of who I am

 

How did you do? Did you score more 1’s or 2’s? If you did score any 1’s then it’s time to have a look at why you think this way.

 

Why People Don’t Meet their Financial Goals

Many of us have created self-limiting beliefs that keep us hostage to our poor financial situation. Therefore, be careful what you allow into your mind. Your thoughts can create for you a cycle of ‘lack’ as well as abundance and prosperity.

A survey by PWC revealed that:

  • 72% of adults are stressed about money, with 22% indicating that they experience extreme stress about money.
  • Many people said that the money related stress includes paying for essentials, having to pay for unexpected expenses and saving for retirement.
  • Further, thirty-two percent reported that shortage of finances prevents them from living a healthy lifestyle.
  • Twelve percent of the respondents said that they skipped going to the doctor when they needed to because of financial incapability.
  • The gap between the rich and the poor is widening.

If we hate money, it will run away from us.

The Power of Affirmations

The good news is that you can change your inner dialogue with positive affirmations. Affirmations retrain your mind and remind you that you are actually worthy of prosperity. Money affirmations will teach you how to carefully ignore your old misguided thoughts and remind you of the universal truth. Using affirmation will attract wealth into your life.

Many of us have been doing the exact opposite. We dwell on what we do not have. We train our thoughts on lack and dwell on our financial problems. As a result, we are struggling daily to make ends meet. The reality is, by focusing our thoughts on the negatives, all our mental and spiritual energies comply and produce conditions that lead to more frustration and scarcity.

Create your paradigm shift about money now.

15 Powerful Financial Affirmaitons

Money affirmations are one of the most powerful tool you can use to change your financial situation and step into your abundance. You are entirely the creator of your reality. No one else… only you!

Positive money affirmations manifests money, wealth, prosperity and abundance in your life. To help you get started in the directions of manifesting wealth, here are some of the most powerful money affirmations that exist. Use these affirmations consistently, and you will see abundance flowing into your life. You deserve to live a wonderful life.

  1. Prosperity is drawn to me
  2. Money is the servant I am the master
  3. Money is a free-flowing energy that keeps coming into my life
  4. There is no limit to the amount of wealth I can own
  5. I deserve to be rich because I add value to other people’s lives
  6. Lucrative opportunities always come my way
  7. My capacity to hold and grow money expands day by day
  8. Money comes to me easily and effortlessly
  9. I am open and receptive to all the wealth life offers me.
  10. My actions create constant prosperity
  11. I am aligned with the energy of abundance
  12. I am a vault of money. After all my expenses, I always have money left with me.
  13. The universe is the constant supplier of money for me, and I always have enough money to fulfill my needs.
  14. The more I give, the more I receive. The more I receive, the more I give
  15. I am becoming rich

Remember, you use affirmations every day whether you intend to or not. Whatever you say, becomes a reality in your life. Unfortunately, the universe does not make any differentiation between whether what you are affirming will make you happy or unhappy. Take control of your financial situation today and consciously use positive money affirmations to turn your life around. Purpose to heal yourself from negative thoughts about money and use positive affirmations for a better financial life.

Lastly

The further what you want is away from where you are right now, the more consistent you must be in your affirming.

I am one with the infinite riches of my subconscious mind. It is my right to be rich, happy and successful. Money flows to me freely, copiously and endlessly. I am forever conscious of my true worth. I give of my talents freely, and I am wonderfully blessed financially.