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2017-06-24 07.18.18

Genuine people live true to themselves.  Even if telling the truth results in judgement or ridicule.

Genuine people recognize  that making space for new or better things is important and being authentic is a way to do it.

Here are 10 ways to become more genuine:

1. Say what you mean and mean what you say

 2. Smile when the smile is natural. 

 3. Give genuine compliments. 

 4. Be honest.

5. Take risk. 

6.Embrace individuality and differences.

7. Have self-confidence.

8. Be grounded in self-values.

9. Be more giving.

10. Have clear intentions.

The more you are willing to share aspects of yourself – the good, the bad, and the ugly, the higher the likelihood you’ll attract those who are just like you.

Become a more genuine person!

What is something else that you do to be genuine?

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10 Ways to Cherish the Moment

2017-06-23 07.18.51

Life is a series of moments. Are you enjoying them?

Here are 10 ways to help you cherish your moments:

1. Cherish yourself.

2. Make time for family and friends.

3. Tell people in your life how you feel about them.

4. Change your perspective.

5. Surround yourself with memories.

6. Send love and blessings.

7. Relax.

8. Always be on the lookout for beautiful moments.

9. Stop and smell the roses.

10. Enjoy people, not pictures.

Always remember to embrace your dreams, follow your hear and cherish your life.

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3 Reasons to be Cheerful

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1. Life. Your life represents a small period between the time you did not exist and when you will be dead. You are in that small period now. You have the opportunity to change your life from this moment on.

2. Health. We take health for granted until we become ill. Even if you’re not at your best in health right now, keeping a positive attitude will go a long way in assisting in your recovery.

3. Relationship. Whether it be a spouse, family or friends, surrounding yourself with supporting people goes a long way to having a healthy state of mind.

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6 Ways to Transform Your Creative Thinking

2017-06-21 07.11.23

Be creative when creating momentum in your life.

Here are 6 things you can do:

    1. Make your bed. “The state of your bed is the state of your head.”
    2. Write 500 words. This helps you stimulate your brain and clarify your thoughts.
    3. Clean up a small area in your environment. Not only will you feel great but since the clutter is removed, your mind will be clearer as well.  “The barn’s burnt down, now I can see the moon!”
    4. Exercise. You knew this was going to be on my list – but seriously, studies have shown that exercise can improve you ability to think creatively.
    5. Play Ambient Noise. Unlike silence which is great for focus work, when it comes creative thinking, ambient noise levels have been proven to work effectively.
    6. The Color Green. Color me surprised – apparently if you take a brief glimpse of the color green, it can improve your creative performance!
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How Do You Cope with Stress & Trauma?

2017-06-19 07.10.18

When faced with stress or trauma how do you manage these painful situations?

Here are 3 mechanisms to help you cope:

Support. Talking about a stressful event with a supportive person can be an effective way to manage the stress.

Meditation. This is the very best method for quieting and stilling the mind. 

A meditation session will  eliminate whatever stress your cells are currently holding while preventing future stress from snowballing into anything unmanageable like anxiety, depression or any other disease.

Physical activity. Surprised? By now you know this tops my list of anything dealing with health! (…or so it seems.) 

Exercise can serve as a natural and healthy form of relieving stress. Walking, running, swimming, yoga and many other types of physical activity can help you cope with any stressful situation and even the aftereffects of dramatic events.

Please, find an effective way to cope with the pains in life so you can enjoy the pleasures of life

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Do You Know the 8th Wonder of the World?

2017-06-13 23.03.03

I know you’ve probably been taught that there’s only 7 Wonders of the World, but I agree with Albert Einstein – there’s another one – one that although it’s equally impactful, it’s not well-known.

If you haven’t been introduced to this phenomenon, let me present it to you: “Compound Interest”.

Compounding interest is when your money earns interest and then that interest also earns more interest!

To explain the power of compounding, let’s play a game of golf. Let’s also place a friendly wager of 10-cents on the first hole with the bet doubling on each hole. How does that sound? Since there’s only 18 holes it can’t be that bad….can it??

Here are the results for the first half of the game:

Hole 1 10 cents
Hole 2 20 cents
Hole 3 40 cents

Hole 4 80 cents
Hole 5 $1.60
Hole 6 $3.20

Hole 7 $6.40
Hole 8 $12.80
Hole 9 $25.60

At the halfway point, the bet is now $25.60… and we started out with just 10 cents! Let’s continue playing:

Hole 10 $51.20
Hole 11 $102.40
Hole 12 $204.80

Hole 13 $409.60
Hole 14 $819.20
Hole 15 $1,638

Hole 16 $3,276
Hole 17 $6,553
Hole 18 $13,107

As you can see on the final hole the total is $13,107!

What does this mean?

Well, when given enough time the power of compounding can turn very small amounts of money into huge sums.

But it’s important to remember that initially, the money grows very slowly; however, the moment it reaches a certain point the growth becomes exponential! That means be patient with your investment. If you stick it out, it will grow and make you millions!

Another important point to drive home is that the earlier you start, the more money you will accumulate – even with a smaller initial investment!  To illustrate this, I’m going to use a graphic from Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.

Compounding Interest

This shows two brothers: Ben & Arthur. As you can see, Ben started investing $2,000 a year from ages 19-26 and then stopped.  With an average rate of return of 12%, by the time he’s 65 years old, he accumulated $2,288,996!

On the other hand, his brother Arthur, waited and decided to invest when he was 27-years-old.  He decided to invest the same amount except he did it from ages 27-65. With the same average rate of return (12%) he accumulated ‘only’ $1,532,166.

Ben – who started earlier and only invested $16,000 ended up with more money than his brother who invested a total of $76,000!!

If you’re past the age of 25, don’t despair – you still have time… just don’t let another year go by without taking advantage of this phenomenal concept.

Invest NOW! Then have patience to wait and the power of compounding will work for you and it can reward you with millions.

If you have children please teach this to them and help them shape their future!

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Top 3 Ways to Bring Harmony Into Your Life

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Cultivating harmony among all aspects of your life can bring you true happiness.

Try the following techniques to bring harmony into your life:

# 1: Live in the Present Moment

Life is not just a rehearsal so don’t expect a big play at the end. 

A lot of people have dreams that once they stop working, they will do all the things they ever wanted. 

They have their Bucket list ready for when they reach a certain age, or accumulate a certain amount of wealth. 

Understand that the true reward lies within the journey. 

# 2: Don’t Live Someone else’s Life

Life is too short. 

It may not always be what you expect of it at every moment, but we only get one shot at it!

Don’t let other people or society determine what you need to do, how you need to live and who you need to be. 

Stay true to yourself and don’t sacrifice who you are for anyone. 

# 3: Learn, Un-learn and Re-learn

Be a constant learner!

Have an open mind that is receptive to new things.

Understand that beliefs are thoughts you think over and over again.

Whereas habits are things that you do subconsciously – that means without thinking.

Therefore, get rid of old habits and beliefs that no longer serve you.

Making learning a never ending process!

When your life is in harmony everything seems to be easier, you are less stressed, more energized and enjoy the things that are most important to you.

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5 Ways to Declutter Your Mind

2017-06-09 07.15.52

A cluttered mind is restless and unfocused. It tries to move in many different directions at once so very little gets done.

Here are 5 ways to clean up some space in your head:

  1. Be kind to yourself.
  2. Let go of control.
  3. Release your guilt in fears.
  4. Except what is.
  5. Find what doesn’t serve you and let it go.

One thought at a time will take you where you’ve always belonged – with a quiet clutter-free peace of mind.

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Do You Believe in Yourself?

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The truth is it doesn’t matter how talented you are or how big your dreams are – nothing will work out if you don’t believe in yourself.

Understand that it is ok to try and fail and put yourself out there and not be perfect.

Also realize that people will not instantly love you some will criticize and even judge you.

View these as roadblocks.

As such, will you allow your emotions to take over and paralyze you OR will you see them for what they really are and push right through them?

And if it’s too heavy, guess what….go around!

Your believe in yourself needs to be solid!

Here are 5 daily reminders to help you build that foundation.

Use them daily.
Use them for roadblocks.
Use them!

Practice makes perfect:

1. I am amazing.

2. I can do anything.

3.  I am unstoppable.

4. Positivity is a choice.

5. I am created to succeed.

The world is waiting for you.

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3 Tips to Find Balance in Your Life

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1. Let go of perfectionism

As a recovering perfectionist, let me share with you that it’s overrated!

It can handicap you from achieving your goals, it makes you vulnerable to stress and can often lead to indecisiveness and procrastination.

Don’t get me wrong, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with setting high standards, but it’s more than that for the perfectionist – they strive for the impossible: PERFECTION – which is unachievable! 

2. Exercise

I wouldn’t keep mentioning it if it wasn’t important! 

Exercise gets your body physically moving! 

Okay, let me explain the importance of it using basic physics.

Omg, 😲 I can feel the eyes rolling 🙄 and the finger getting ready to swipe to move on! 

Just follow me for a second…read on! 🙃

Do you agree that all molecules are in constant motion? (You’re supposed to say yes.)

Do you also agree that molecules make up the cells of the body (atoms)? (Again, you should agree agree here.)

If so, it’s correct to say that the body is made of cells – right? (Work with me…)

Therefore, since molecules are in constant motion and our cells are made up molecules – do you “see” how we are in constant motion??

We were meant to move.

That wasn’t too bad was it?

Anyway, the explanation is way more technical than that but I want you to understand that exercise plays an important role in your life – particularly if you’re trying to achieve balance.

3. Meditate 

Meditation calms the mind, balances emotions and gives you perspective.

In my FB LIVE broadcast earlier this morning, I explained in detail how thoughts play an important role in life and why we should spend time in meditation to quiet our mind which will help you achieve balance.

If you missed it, I invite To to check it out. You can watch the replays on my YouTube channel (YouTube.com/piamcadams)

Shameless plug…I know but it’s good information there!

So these are three tips to help you achieve balance but the list is endless. 

Now, I’d like to hear from you. 

What do you do to stay balanced?  

Leave me a comment below.

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