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Do Something!

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IF THE CAP FIT’S WEAR IT!

“Forget yourself and start to work.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

Sometimes you just can’t see the wood for the trees! It may well be that the only person who is preventing you from getting where you want to go is you! If you forever seem to be the stumbling block that prevents you from getting on with your life, then today’s Daily Insight is for you. If the cap fits, wear it!

The simple answer to your problem is this … do something!  You and I must be willing to stop contemplating our navels, considering what may or may not go wrong and simply start the journey of a thousand miles by taking that first step! Action will take you further than sitting back worrying about the future ever will.

Selflessness is how to enter the realm of greatness! “You don’t have to be great to start, but you must start to become great!” Most of the time we are too self-conscious for our own good, and our egos get in the way of us accomplishing the things we would dearly love to accomplish.

If you haven’t done so already, you must take this lesson to heart today. If you do, your life will step up a gear and your sense of fulfilment will rise in a way that you probably haven’t experienced before.

Inner Dialogue

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Inner Dialogue

Written and © Copyright 2006
By Andrew Paul Smith 01-03-2006

 

What words do you say to yourself
In the silent world within
Do you speak of contentment and joy
Or do you not know where to begin

You may not think it’s important
What daily goes on in your mind
But to show this world some love
You need to yourself to be kind

Positive / Negative thinking
Are not what they may seem to be
Psychobabble and ra ra hope
Is not at all what I see

I believe that whether you order
You thoughts in a particular way
That nevertheless what goes on in your mind
Will affect all you do and say

Observe yourself when you think
You’ll discover the reality you make
A life full of fun and contentment
Is your choice and no-one else’s mistake

Be Inspired!

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“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see!” – Henry David Thoreau

It had been a while but in early September last year I recorded a new video encouraging people to make a decision to no longer settle for less than an inspired life! I don’t know if you’ve already seen it yet, but I am making it available here on my online blog. Here’s my Video: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=288421741299187&set=o.135612909944672&type=3&theater

Life is supposed to be an adventure, where you are the hero in your own story! You are not here to be cannon fodder, a wage slave or some other automaton of society. I strongly believe that we all have an individual role to play and that we are here to add something to the mix of human life.

What is the part that you are supposed to play? Well before I go any further I must tell you that there is only one person who can decide what your role is; and that my dear friend is you! We all showed up here with our own internal guidance system and many of us have either not used it all our adult lives, or switched it off after a major plan we had didn’t work out!

Anything for a quiet life is not a strategy to employ to get you anywhere! There is no “quiet life” if you acquiesce, there will always be someone who is willing to find you something to do that will benefit them and you will end up with a no hope future, that those who abdicate their own lives and responsibilities deserve.

These are harsh words and yet I am speaking them not just for your own good, but because I believe that if the light you were sent here to shine is put out, then the whole planet becomes a darker place. Lights out is coming soon enough, when we depart this human life our lights will go out, but until then I want you and me to shine as brightly as we can!

Living an inspired and awakened life is for me the only life worth living! I know there are many who prefer to be miserable or believe that there is no end to their suffering and the suffering of others in this life; that there is nothing anyone can do to change things from the way they are! I am just not one of them! I respect people’s right to live their lives the way they want to, but I am sure that if people realised there were options open to them they wouldn’t stay where they are!

I am currently looking to work with three people in my role as a Life Coach, to help build their self-esteem on the way to them achieving goals that maybe they have had for years but never realised. My studies into the subject of Personal Development over the years have inspired me to believe that anyone can fulfil their dreams and desires, if they will commit themselves to a regime constant and never ending improvement.

Why not take me up on my offer of a 30 minute Discovery Session with me as your coach to see if coaching can help you turn your life around and then whether I am the right coach for you. I describe myself as an Inspirational Coach, someone who holds the flag at the top of the hill for you, till you get there and are able to hold it for yourself.

Think of it, by Christmas this year you could have achieved your lifetime ambitions, as I have a thirteen week program already mapped out which I can tailor to your requirements. For more information please e-mail me at info@andrewpaulsmithonline.com and why not join my inspirational mailing list by receiving my free report: “ATTITUDE – THE KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS” by visiting: http://bit.ly/134jiXq
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SELF WORTH

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Your Worth As A Human Being Is As Great As Any Other!

“Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They’re just braver five minutes longer!” – Ronald Reagan

At the beginning of the last football season the sporting press mad much of the transfer of the soccer player Gareth Bale from the London team Spurs (Tottenham Hotspur) to the Spanish team Real Madrid for a record fee in soccer of £86 million. http://bit.ly/1fsJihM What caught my eye was the amount he was to be paid for his skills to be used in the Real Madrid team, £300,000 a week!

This made me ask the question “How come this man was considered to be worth being paid more than 10 times more in a week than the average person earns in a year?” Average income in the UK in 2013 was around £26,000 a year and after benefits are added to the lowest 5% of incomes those who are receiving them have an income of around £13,000 per annum. http://bit.ly/7F2qT3

So Gareth is now being paid an amount that is equal to the income of 1,200 of the poorest people in the UK, some of whom will be working a 40 hour week. You may see this as jealousy on my part, or as a rage against the financial rewards system used in our capitalist and consumerist society, but it’s not! I look on in awe at Gareth’s soccer skills, but what does this transaction do to the rest of us?

Is someone’s skills really worth between 500 and 1,200 times what you or I receive. Yes of course there are others who earn at high levels, but by far the majority of us exchange the best and most productive hours of our waking week being paid at the levels I am suggesting here. My rage isn’t against the financial rewards system, but I do feel a massive sadness that as a result of considering this information people may come to the wrong conclusions about themselves and their lives.

Let me tell you here and now, that despite the fact that your skills and income may never reach the dizzy heights of Gareth Bale, your worth as a human being is as great as any other person alive! Until you are willing to accept this as a fact, the chances of your income increasing are negligible. You need to have self-esteem, you need to see yourself and the skills you have as worthwhile and necessary as everyone else.

I am currently looking to work with three people in my role as a Life Coach, to help build their self-esteem on the way to them achieving goals that maybe they have had for years but never realised. My studies into the subject on Personal Development over the years have inspired me to believe that anyone can fulfil their dreams and desires if they will commit themselves to a regime constant and never ending improvement.

Why not take me up on my offer of a 30 minute Discovery Session with me as your coach to see if coaching can help you turn your life around and whether I am the right coach for you. I describe myself as an Inspirational Coach, someone who holds the flag at the top of the hill for you, till you get there and are able to hold it for yourself.

Think of it, by Christmas this year you could have achieved your lifetime ambitions. I have a thirteen session program already mapped out which I can tailor to your needs. For more information please e-mail me at info@andrewpaulsmithonline.com and why not join my inspirational mailing list by receiving a free report “ATTITUDE – THE KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS” by visiting:  http://bit.ly/134jiXq

 

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Rediscovering Your Passion

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What Animates You? 

“Passion is the genesis of genius!” – Anthony Robbins

Passion is something I most certainly have! I believe that we are all at our best when we let the love and light that is within us to shine through!

There are darker sides to our passion: hate, revenge, bullying to name but three, but that is not the kind of passion I am talking about.

What makes you, you? What animates you and makes you feel alive? Surely it is this passion that we all have, that should not be quenched by fear or lack of belief in ourselves.

Let today be a new beginning ! We need to take this opportunity to rediscover and use our passion for our lives, our loved ones and our world, to make it worthwhile for us to be here.

 

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Growing Up

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 Eavesdropping On My Parents

“Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don’t control what you think, you can’t control what you do!” – Napoleon Hill

I remember late one evening listening from the attic steps where I had my bedroom to the conversation my Dad was having with my Mum which went along these lines.

My Mum said: “Andrew is getting in with the wrong sort of people, I am concerned for him!” My Dad replied “I am not worried about him, we have brought him up well and given him a good example to follow. Andrew is a good lad and I don’t think he will stray from the path we have shown him!”

I listened and looked into my own soul, I saw the concerns for which my Mum had spoken of taking root in my life and I felt the challenge of my Dad’s faith in me as it hit me. His words made me want to be better and in a strange way I think that hearing this conversation between my parents changed the outcome of my life.

Thank you Mum and Dad for everything you both did for me, but thank you especially to my Dad for always believing the best in me would eventually show up! I hope as he looks on from his view-point in heaven that I am making him and my Mum proud of all their love and efforts on my behalf. <3 <3 <3

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Keep Moving On!

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Keep Moving On!

Written and © Copyright 2006
By Andrew Paul Smith 25-05-2006
Dedicated to my life coach Sharon Frith

 

You’ve been given the resources
You’re more than equal to the task
Don’t accept limiting beliefs
Your future will not be your past

Keep moving on towards your goals
Make every precious moment count
What you have planned you will achieve
Of that there is no lasting doubt

I can see the great excitement
Building up as you see what’s true
The universe has put in place
All that you need to get you through

There’s no time for hesitation
Your momentum is getting strong
You will have your desires met
You will be there before too long

So focus your attention now
On the things you still have to do
And much sooner than you might think
Celebration will come to you

My Collection Of Inspirational Talks – “Inspiration 29” Is Now Available To Purchase

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 Buy “Inspiration 29″ by clicking here

 If you have liked reading my recent blog posts, you may be interested to know they are taken from “Inspiration 29” a book in which I share some of my early inspirational articles which were based on video presentations which I made without a script, just shooting from the heart. On my blog they are taken at random, in the book they are  made available in the order that I put them together.

So far on my blog you have read eight of these twenty nine inspirational talks. When you purchase a copy of this lovely little pdf book, not only will you receive excellent value for money (£2.99 for more than 12,500 words of content) but also 21 new of my “Inspirational talks” to inspire, challenge and encourage you almost one for each day of the month.

Find Your Purpose Then You’ll Find Your Passion!

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 What would you say is the purpose for your life?

“People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going. It’s that simple!” – Earl Nightingale,1921-89, Author “The Strangest Secret”

I’m a people person, I care about everyone that I meet, what will become of them when my interactions with them are at an end? Will their lives be better for having met me, will I have touched them in some way for the good?

As a Life Coach I see part of who I am and what I do being to help people to find their purpose and their passion. So many people seem to me to be living lives of quiet desperation; I’ve stood outside our local shopping mall watching people coming and going and thought to myself – where have the smiles gone?

 I believe we all have talents and that we were all sent here with a purpose. A life coach is a person who can help you to find out what your purpose is, if you really haven’t got a clue, then once you know what it is they can help you to work towards achieving your purpose.

When someone is on purpose in their lives, when what they do every day is what they love doing; then although someone looking in from the outside would say, you’re just like me you’ve got a job. The one on purpose would say it’s really not like work for me; it’s what I love to do. This is how you can become passionate about your life and you can feel fulfilled every day.

This life of purpose, passion and fulfillment is available to everyone. What do you love to do; I believe that is what you were meant to be doing all along! Where do your talents lie, what are you good at? Why aren’t you doing that very thing to earn your keep, what’s stopping you from giving up the drudgery and living your life to the full?

Let a Life Coach help keep you on track, by sharing the tools and strategies that we have, to make your life all you ever dreamed it to be. When you know what your calling in life is, you’ll also know ultimate fulfilment in your life!

Be Realistic!

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Is your sense of reality, both accurate and intelligent?”

“Passion is energy! Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you!” – Oprah Winfrey

Most people who say “Be realistic!” maybe don’t realize it or wouldn’t admit it, but nevertheless they are living in fear.

Often because of past disappointments, and their own perceived failures, these people have become afraid of letting themselves down again. They have developed their limiting beliefs to protect themselves, but it is these same beliefs that cause them to hesitate and shy away from the risks they think exist, and as a result prevent them from giving their all; consequently they get limiting and limited results. Their limiting beliefs become part of a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Great leaders are rarely “realistic” by other people’s standards. They are, however, accurate and intelligent. Mahatma Gandhi believed he could gain autonomy for India by peacefully and non-violently opposing Great Britain, something that had never been done before. He wasn’t being realistic, but he has certainly been proved to be accurate.

Everyone told Roger Bannister to be realistic, that no-one had ever run a mile in under four minutes and that no-one ever would! Yet they were proved by Roger to be unrealistic themselves on 6 May 1954 at Oxford when he completed the first sub four-minute mile, in three minutes fifty nine point four seconds on the University’s Iffley Road Track.

It’s interesting to note that within three months of Bannister proving that a man could run a mile in less than four minutes; almost 20 other athletes had literally followed in his footsteps! Since that time many others have not only completed the mile in less than four minutes, but the record is now held by the Moroccan, Hitcham Guerrouj who ran the mile in 3 minutes 43.13 seconds in Rome in 1999.

Which of your so-called realistic beliefs should you shun? What exciting, new, unrealistic but entirely possible expectations are there, that you should embrace? Please let me know if you’d like to explore the possibilities that your life has yet to embrace!