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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

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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?

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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?

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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

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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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Abundance is All Around You

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Abundance is all around you.

Looking for it is like a fish looking for water.

Unfortunately, when we hear about abundance it’s usually in reference to money.

Money is part of it, but it is much more than that!

It’s the air we breathe.

It’s in the trees.
It’s in the grass.
It’s in our family.
It’s in our friends.

It is energy!!

Abundance has no limits. It relates to a state of being. 

By the grace of God, it is already ours!

Where does the scarcity mentality come from?

It comes from our focus on past experiences of abundance. In other words, it comes from experiencing a contradiction of what we want.

For example, let’s say that you just lost your job, your mind will immediately go to the troubles that you will “possibly” encounter, the bills that will be unpaid, not being able to buy food or provide for your family etc.

This auto pilot fear of not having enough is unfounded.

You want the job NOW!

What you fail to “see” is that this is a new opportunity for you. 

If you were being honest with yourself you didn’t even like that job to begin with you were just staying there because of the ‘perceived’ security but you were miserable.

There are tons of jobs out there…even the right one for you!

The problem is because you’re focusing on your short-term ‘inconvenience’ you fail to see abundance.

Doing this blocks you from attracting abundance because you are giving attention to the lack of what you want instead of the fulfillment of what you want.

Inside you were really asking for a better situation! 

But when the opportunity presented itself, fear took over.

You know in your heart when one door closes, another opens.

Now don’t beat yourself up over this. It’s been happening a very long time now.  The difference is now you understand it.

So instead of feeling that you don’t have enough….whether it be time, money, love, opportunities, joy, creativity, etc…

Trust that you will have enough today and that tomorrow the universe will provide exactly what you need.

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Are you Confident?

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Confidence is a state of mind.

Confidence comes from feelings of well-being and the acceptance of yourself, your body and your mind.   

It’s having belief in your own ability, skills and experience.

Positive thoughts can be a very  powerful way to improve your confidence.

But did you know that if you’re having trouble with your confidence, you can “act as if” you were confident and it would actually work?

Even if you have insecurities or reservations about yourself or about your predicament you can generate the necessary confidence you need for any given situation.

Think about it, how many times have you been in a situation where you really didn’t want to do something, but once you did it anyway, you found that you actually enjoyed it and had a good time.

Well, the same concept works with building confidence.

So purge yourself of self doubt and if need be fake it till you make it.

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