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Notes From The Universe has become a phenomenal success with over 700,000 subscribers to these daily emails of wisdom. Each note is written by Mike Dooley from the perspective of the universe. On a daily basis, the universe sends you no more than ten sentences of an idea for you to think about.

These short little notes have been a real spark for me in my life since I discovered them over a year ago through Joel Browns Podcast interview with Mike. They get me to think consciously every day about what I am doing and the way I am thinking about major challenges.

It’s not difficult in life to have a whole day where you get no positive reinforcement and no positive outside influence. What Notes From The Universe will do for you is become the thing every day that creates a small amount of positivity for you, especially if you’re currently lacking in good vibes.

It’s this very idea that fuels people to read Addicted2Success on a regular basis to get the strategies that are not always available through traditional media outlets.

Mike Dooley has been asked many times why he created Notes From The Universe, and I think the quote that sums it up best is “thoughts become things…choose the good ones!”

The seven reasons you should check out Notes From The Universe are:

 

1. The notes lift your day

Life has many up’s and downs. Since receiving Note’s From The Universe regularly I have found that I always have a reason to smile and believe in myself. You have to make it a must to surround yourself with powerful, positive ideas that can catapult you towards success.

Even on the lowest of lowest days, you can always count on receiving a ten-second email from the Notes From The Universe creator Mike, to consciously make you mindful of everything in life that is going in your favor. It’s as if someone is secretly watching over you and writing these notes even though there is no scientific evidence to prove that theory…haha. I like to believe it none the less ☺

 

2. The ability to share something valuable with someone else

Once I started getting the benefits from the Notes From The Universe I asked myself the question “how would these notes make other people feel?” I then decided to try this idea out by showing two of my work colleagues that were going through a difficult time.

After signing up, both of them began seeing the importance of these notes and thanked me for lifting their day and making their life just that little bit better.

If you have been lying to yourself and thinking that you don’t have time to give to other people, then you now have a way to abolish this myth by sharing Notes From The Universe with people you know.

“Sometimes an idea as simple as a ten-sentence email is enough to help even the loneliest person realise the lies they have been telling themselves”

 

3. You will get a lot of wisdom

Finding wisdom through written words can be a challenge. Signing up for Notes From The Universe is a way to get a new perspective on the entire concept of wisdom. Before reading the notes, I thought I knew what wisdom was – it turns out I didn’t.

The way that each note cuts through your existing belief systems and spreads like a virus through your mind will blow you away.

The notes challenge everything you have ever thought, and they will plant seeds inside of you that you can unlock at any point in the future. Every time you become torn inside when making a decision, try reading one of the notes to see if you still think the same afterward.

 

4. Your confidence will be built up or restored

We all ask ourselves the question “are we enough” once in a while through many different thought patterns. When we feel we are not enough or don’t have the resources to succeed, our mind defaults into thoughts that take away our confidence.

Notes From The Universe help to reinforce your confidence and build you up. The notes are like a friend that is hardwired to want nothing else than for you to succeed at your dream. As your confidence increases from every note, you will find yourself pushing through fears that you have avoided for a long time.

 

5. Interesting ideas you haven’t thought of

Thanks to the Internet there aren’t too many ideas that haven’t been thought of in some way before. What you will find astounding about Notes From The Universe is that you will come across ideas that you have never heard of before.

You will be exposed to concepts that could easily be from a thousand years ago. You will learn in a matter of seconds, ideas that will be the building blocks to your success. I have had some horrific situations occur over the last twelve months, and I have found these notes to offer some rationale for the way I have been thinking.

Negative events are often reframed in some of the notes to be a must have part of the journey. You are also reminded of your intuition regularly, and you will begin to see its importance as the weeks go by.

 

6. Amazing writing style

If you like very different writing styles that will draw you in and become an addiction, then Notes From The Universe is for you.

The way some of the emails are written is seriously cool. Sometimes the writing style is so left of center that you have to read the notes twice to understand fully what the note is attempting to tell you. There is plenty of humor and energy too in each note which makes them even more contagious.

 

7. You feel like someone is guiding you

Never before in life will you feel so guided once you begin reading each note from the universe. It’s hard for me to describe the feeling and the only suggestion I can give you is to try it for yourself and see what I mean.

The notes are highly personal and not too specific so you can give meaning to the message any way you want. If you’re like me and not religious, then the notes will tap into your spiritual side and help you to seek clarity in your life.

I’ll be honest; I don’t think I had much of a spiritual side until I started reading Notes From The Universe. I would love you to have a similar experience.

 

***Final Note***

I am not one to be superstitious. Having said that, the timing of each note that I read seems always to align with something that happened that day. For example, I had a note about breakups on the day I was picking up the pieces from a broken heart. How does that happen? I have no idea.

Don’t get too caught up in the wah wah, woo woo of what I have written about Notes From The Universe, and just give them a try. Before I forget, I have to say thank you to Joel Brown for introducing me to Notes From The Universe…many thanks mate!

Lastly, I have a confession. I signed up to Notes From The Universe from two different email addresses so I could get double the wisdom. What can I say; I’m a wannabe fast learner that is obsessed with success. You can’t blame me, can you?

What website or email subscription do you use to motivate you each day? Let me know in the comments section below or on my website timdenning.net and my Facebook. 

Tim is best known as a long-time contributor on Addicted2Success. Tim's content has been shared millions of times and he has written multiple viral posts all around personal development and entrepreneurship. You can connect with Tim through his website www.timdenning.net

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  1. Stealth for Men

    Jan 29, 2017 at 7:17 am

    I’ve been a subscriber of ‘Notes From The Universe’ for a while now. My favourite note I ever got was:

    “When you realize that by changing your perspective, big things can be seen as little things, it becomes much harder to worry about anything.”

  2. Janet Black

    Oct 25, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Wisdom is the principal thing…Nothing happens by accident. An idea popped into my head and I started searching for something else on the internet but was magically led to your powerful information that just happened to answer to my question. So I took that as a clue or a note from the universe that I need to be connected so that I can start receiving more Notes From The Universe. I am Super excited!!!

    Blessings

  3. Silvia Turonova

    Jul 26, 2016 at 1:50 am

    Tim. I just signed up and can’t wait to get my first “note.” I am already excited after they sent me a welcome email LOL. Thank you, Tim, for a great tip.

  4. Harold SHR Rabbit

    Jul 19, 2016 at 3:01 am

    I just signed up i think? hope to get mail love all motivation and will share.

  5. Toño

    Jul 14, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Have to say, I was a bit suspicious about these notes. Never heard of them before, but after reading your article few times I just.. could not resist. You described them so very emotional and helpful that I just typed in yahoo search and found them. Signed up immediately and was anticipating to see my very first not which, of course, was very weird. Like very much. The next morning I received another one, more clear, short and basically the exact answer on my inner struggles. That was fascinating and I felt that little connection!

    Thing is, and I would like to ask you a question if you don’t mind. Since I got my first note I told my sister about it, as I was pretty sure she would love and adore it! Well, you guessed it, she signed up as well right after I sent her the link. We share many thngs to each other, and I was just curious what notes she may find in her mail box and they were exactly like mine. For a few days we have the exact same notes, word by word, only our names are the difference.

    It may not be a matter of concern, however what is the point to fullfill those little fields about your material thing you desire and goal you want to achieve, and as you said, you have subscribed from two different emails to get more wisdom from the notes. So my question is, are we all get the exact same notes, or are they might be different?

    Thank you for entertaining article, Tim, it was captivating and fun read, much love and my gratitude, my friend!

    • Tim Denning

      Jul 14, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      Toño thanks for having the faith to check out the notes. I have got plenty of people to sign up to them and none of us have ever received the same notes on the same day. It might be because you both signed up on the same day. Either way, it’s no about whether they are tailored to your situation, it’s more about the notes and wisdom themselves. Focus on the advice you get from them and not what other people are getting or their results.

      Hope that insight helps Toño and thanks for reading as always!

      • Toño

        Jul 16, 2016 at 4:51 am

        Yes, I think you are right – it is better focus on the message of knowledge we perceive from this notes rather than message others may get.

        Perhaps, my sister and I have similar souls thus we have the same message to help us on our journey 🙂

        Thank you!

  6. Susan

    Jul 9, 2016 at 9:26 am

    where do I subscribe

  7. Charlene Rhinehart

    Jul 8, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Wow! I saw this post after reading my daily note from the Universe. Talk about perfect timing! I am in LOVE with Mike Dooley’s teachings and am currently involved in a weekly Infinite Possibilities course. Earlier this year, I published an article about How The Universe Helped Me to Become Ms. Corporate America.

    I have to agree with you 200%. The notes are life-changing!

    • Tim Denning

      Jul 14, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      I’m glad you agree Charlene and i’m not surprised that you like them too! I just love the notes and wat they have to say. Speak soon!

  8. Hunter

    Jul 8, 2016 at 9:10 am

    After reading this article i signed up for Notes from the Universe. I just got my first note and it totally blew me away, i think its what i needed today, felt like a real message from the universe talking to be with utmost love and no judgement. Absolutely amazing, looking forward to many more notes 🙂

    • Tim Denning

      Jul 9, 2016 at 3:15 am

      Hunter I’m glad you did what most never do, you took immediate action. Enjoy the Notes From The Universe and thanks so much for reading!

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You Snooze, You Lose! 4 Hacks to Get Out of Bed When That Alarm Goes Off

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Did you know that more than 57% of Americans hit the snooze button? That adds up to 3.5 months of our lives just snoozing! Why would we waste time snoozing when the intention is to actually get up to get things done? Is it laziness, a lack of discipline, motivation, or commitment? It doesn’t actually matter.

The fact is, you can’t be as productive as you want when you are getting out of bed late!  That is the obvious part. The not so obvious part is how to actually get of bed, when every part of you is screaming to sleep a bit longer. Let’s create a bit of pain first, because I’m assuming you actually don’t see the downsides to snoozing, or you are being ignorant and ignorance will never get you the results you want.

Sabotaging Success

Did you know that every time you set yourself an intention to wake up early and you don’t follow through with it, you dramatically lower your confidence and belief in yourself? Your word to yourself start to mean less and less. You can say to yourself, I will do this, but you know you probably won’t.

Nothing will sabotage your success more than losing faith in your own word. You need confidence to get results in life! Are you somebody who follows through with their word or not? You either are or you aren’t.

The second consequence, is that you are losing income and awesome results you could be having sooner. Why choose the easier things now and have a harder life later on, when you can choose the harder things now and have an easier life later on?  Don’t settle in life, this will never ever fulfill you.

4 Hacks to get out of bed when that alarm goes off:

1. Don’t negotiate with your brain 

If you start negotiating with your brain, you will always lose. So don’t go there, don’t even start that conversation in your mind! If you have decided to get out of bed, then do it, follow through with your word. Why change your mind in the morning? 

The ‘pleasure seeking’ part of your brain is always on automatic and it’s so strong, your ‘pre-fontal’ cortex doesn’t have much chance of winning this battle when you are half asleep in bed. Once you are out of bed, habit stack. It’s the 5 second rule – you are up already – don’t you dare go back.  Do exactly what you would do habitually. Do you go straight for the shower or do you get a glass of lemon juice? Know what you are going to do already to take any thinking out of it!

“Lose an hour in the morning and you will spend all day looking for it.” – Richard Whately

2. Look at your identity 

You behave according to what you believe. You believe what you repeat. Look at your own language, what do you say to yourself about getting up? Do you say things like; “It’s so hard to get out of bed in the morning” or “I’ve never been a morning person.” What you say becomes your reality of yourself and either motivates or demotivates you.

What you want to be saying to yourself is: “Just get out of bed. It’s easy, just get up. I can do this because I want to, I decide and control my actions. I am in control.” I can almost guarantee, if you struggle to get up when your alarm goes off, there is a part of your identity that believes this is who you are. If you change how you talk to yourself, about who you are, and tell yourself you can do anything, because you said so, your actions will be completely different.

3. Leaping out of bed

Unless I have a very compelling reason, I know it would be hard to get out of bed. We need to use our minds to motivate us into action, and the best way to do this, is to get excited the day before. Write down at least 5 reasons on a piece of paper; list why you want to leap out of bed tomorrow. This can take 2 minutes! The next morning, when your alarm goes off, look at that piece of paper, immediately so you know what awaits you and get up.

4. Use accountability and peer pressure

Create a game with your friends, family members, coach, colleagues, or business partner, I don’t care who it is, as long as you know that person will hold you accountable. Have fun with it, take a picture fully dressed and showered and send to your accountability partner, or call a ‘penalty’ if you don’t, like taking your friend out for dinner or spouse every time you sleep in. Get creative and use your support system.  The point is, it doesn’t matter what system you set up, how crazy it might seem, what matters is if it works!

Remember, you don’t need to make big changes from the outset, if you feel like an hour or 30 minute change is too much, start with 5 minutes earlier each day or 10 minutes earlier each week. You must be getting enough sleep and not over sleeping either. You have one life and if you are a business owner, I know you are missing out on results and lowering your confidence indirectly too.

“Life is getting up an hour early to live an hour more.”

You can have the best intentions to get up earlier every day, but if you let that snooze button control you, you will never follow through with your intentions or get your results! It is the small changes that can give us the biggest results. Try one these hacks to finally get out of that bed in the morning and finally take back your time! Don’t allow it to be more powerful than you.

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Why It’s a Great Thing for Adversity to Push You to Your Breaking Point

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If you are not finding challenges that knock you flat on your back then you are missing out. A darker side of success that some have touched on is that you need to fail more. In addition to this, we should consider finding the challenges that punch us in the mouth and knock us unconscious.

The easiest place to be in life is one of comfort and knowing what tomorrow will bring. This brings little growth and requires very little effort because it’s safe. However, if we look at our role models who have done great things, then we will surely see that they have failed spectacularly.

Michael Jordan locked himself in his room and cried after he didn’t make his varsity basketball team as a sophomore. Walt Disney’s second business that failed miserably was called Laugh-O-Gram. JK Rowling was rejected by 12 literary publishers before she found any success.

Most likely you can think of some challenges that you rose up to beat in your own life. I would venture to say that the most difficult challenges that meant the most to you knocked you on your back right before you conquered them.

“Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache, carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or greater Benefit.” – Napoleon Hill

These obstacles are there for a reason. They are an important part of the puzzle for you. So if you find yourself in a place where you feel stuck or overwhelmed by a burden that seems insurmountable then this is a very good thing.

Life gives you everything you need

Life will give us everything we need, including the message that you have to get back up and go back at it with more determination, more will, and more fight than what you had before. Sometimes the moment we are down and out is the moment we have to regroup, reorganize, and come up with a new strategy to overcome those impending obstacles.

The reason the challenge knocks us down is because we need it. Just like an ocean wave knocks down an inexperienced surfer, it’s just a sign that the young surfer has to grow and become better.

Just like a surfer, the same is true for you and wherever you are at now. You have faced many things in your life which force you to become stronger for what is now in front of you.

However, what is most important in all this is having a challenge that can move you. For the surfer, the thrill of riding that perfect wave is worth the cost of getting beaten down by ocean waves again and again. For the man creating a business and putting his heart and soul into it, the reward of being a success and changing lives is worth battling each and everyday to get his enterprise up and off the ground.

For the woman who runs a marathon, the thrill of running across the finish line and having that experience was worth all the training and the grueling exhaustion she had to endure so that she could get to that point.

These experiences are the ones that can move you, but if your goal can have such a positive affect on you, then it can also have a dramatically negative affect as well. This is why you need challenges that can break you.

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” – J. K. Rowling

Why you need failure

The surfer is devastated after breaking his arm and having to spend time away from his passion, but after his recovery he is reinvigorated. The business fails and the man is crushed, but he comes back stronger and more experienced with another business. The runner fails at finishing her marathon, but trains harder and comes back even better.

For this reason, failure is only feedback and something to be used as a positive for getting to where you want to go. If you get knocked down you might just need to rest and try again. Or it could mean that you should go get some help and try again.

Remember, failure isn’t final and success within failure is having the opportunity to try again.

You should only be alarmed when you have failed challenges that aren’t breaking you. This means that you are playing it safe and need something more compelling to propel you forward.

If the challenge breaks you then you know it means something to you. Even more importantly, you have the opportunity to go again, harder and even more determined.

How do you handle failure? Let us know in the comments below!

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What To Tell Yourself During A Tough Time.

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We all go through tough times.

A few examples of mine are:

  • Multiple consecutive breakups
  • Walking away from a business that could have made me a lot of money
  • Having my career come to a grinding halt
  • Dealing with mental illness

The list is very long and I’m sure yours is similar. It’s not about the tough times we go through though because they are guaranteed and you already knew that before you clicked this article.

What matters during tough times is what you tell yourself.

This is what I say to myself during tough times — well there’s actually four things I say to myself depending on the tough time I’m facing:


“This will pass”

No event in your life lasts forever. Today may be a really tough day, but that won’t last forever. We delude ourselves at times by saying in our head “I’m always going to be like this.”

“Why does this always happen to me?”

“Here we go again.”

These negative phrases tell our brain that things are never going to get better. When we say these phrases to ourselves enough, we start to believe them. During a difficult period in your life, in that moment, things will suck.

The way to get out of your head is to see the truth: this will pass. In one day, one month, or one year this tough situation will have passed and you’ll be onto the next part of your life.

Nothing lasts forever unless you allow your mind to trap you in the moment and believe a lie which is that this moment won’t pass. It will. You will come out the other side.


I’ll be stronger having dealt with this situation

When you reframe your tough times into strength building exercises, they take a whole new meaning.

All of a sudden, your current situation that may be wearing you down becomes like reps at the gym. The reps are a struggle and it hurts, but if you keep moving forward, you end up with mental toughness and strength.

“Exchange your tough times for mental toughness”

See this challenging situation for what it is. It’s the chance to come out the other end stronger.

Stack your tough times up like gold medals.

Have you dealt with cancer? Good, then you won’t take your health for granted ever again.

Have you lost a loved one? Then you’ll never take the rest of your family for granted and care for them more than you did before.

Did you lose your job? Amazing! Now you can work somewhere else and discover more of your hidden talents!

Without tough times, you won’t have the strategies you need to deal with the impossible. Your heroes are your heroes because they’ve used their tough times to become stronger.

Failure and rejection are the building blocks to whatever your definition of success is. Tough times make you hungryand that’s a good thing.


Keep taking baby steps forward

Tough times can feel like quicksand sometimes.

If you don’t keep moving forward though, you’ll eventually sink into the quicksand. The best thing you can do during the toughest of challenges is take baby steps.

When I battled severe anxiety, I took baby steps such as these:

  • Walked 15 minutes a day
  • Drank an extra glass of water each day to hydrate my body
  • Read one book a month on anxiety
  • Exposed myself to one small fear each day. It started with going two levels in a lift (something I couldn’t do before). Then I’d go three levels the next day and so on.

That last dot point is critical. Overcoming tough times requires you to take baby steps in the form of being uncomfortable. When you’re growing each day, you don’t have time to be too concerned about a particular tough time.

My battle with anxiety eventually led me to flying long distances (another thing I couldn’t do before) and then speaking on stages in front of a lot of people.

As you can see, the first few steps — like going two floors in a lift — are quite small. Then the steps get bigger and bigger until what used to seem impossible becomes a piece of cake.

Take baby steps.


“It only takes one person”

Tough times often require someone to believe in you. From my experience, you only need one person.

One person to believe in your idea.
One person to love you.
One person who has gone through the same tough times as you.

This one person exists. You have to go out there and find them. That one person for me was a team leader when I was working in a call center. He believed in me enough to take me aside and coach me one on one.

He believed I was going to go on and change the world through personal development. He was right and I did!

Don’t give up. Your one person exists as well.

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These four things are what I tell myself during a tough time. One of these phrases will always be the right one depending on the circumstance.

Believe that there is a way out and you’ll find one. It’s during the tough times that you’ll develop the skills and experience to help others.

What I’ve learned is that to get through the tough times, one of the best hacks is to focus on helping others. When you’re focusing on how you can serve, your own selfish problems become insignificant.

Seek out people who have even bigger problems than you do and listen to them. See if you can help them.

That’s how you deal with the tough times.

Tell yourself the truth. You deserve to hear it.

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This Can Be Your Life If You Choose It.

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I was sitting down last week with a friend for lemongrass and ginger teas — because that’s how we roll in Melbourne.

My friend was telling me his recent life challenges and why he’d stopped replying to everybody’s messages.

I’ll get to the point: he’d got stuck in the daily grind.

Your life is not this:

  • Wake up
  • Eat breakfast
  • Go to work
  • Have lunch
  • Come home
  • Ask your partner how their day was
  • Play with kids (if you have them)
  • Look forward to the weekend
  • Go to bed
  • Rinse and repeat

If this is how your life is, chances are you’re going to have challenges. Not because these daily activities are a problem but because there’s so much more to life.

When every day is the same, and you don’t know why, you become lost.


What do I mean by lost?

You go back to old ways. In my friend’s case, his mental health issues kicked in again. He started feeling sorry for himself. He lost his way.

For me, getting lost looks like going back to a state of negativity. A state where the world is against me and everything feels impossible.


Your life can be different if you choose it to be.

This is not hyperbole. Your life can be different.

How?

By not getting stuck in the daily grind. The way you do this is by being present. Noticing right now instead of looking down at your phone.

You can also break your routine. Don’t do the same thing every dayAdd some small twists and turns to how you do things.

Your life doesn’t have to be boring and full of routines. Habits are good to have as long as they don’t become 99.9% of your day. Having nothing but habits takes the variety out of your day.

You end up thinking the same way day in and day out. This stops you from seeing the endless opportunities that are available to you if you can only see them.


There has to be meaning.

No matter how big or how small, meaning gives you a reason to wake up outside of just following some pre-defined routine.

My friend that was going through issues last week didn’t have a meaning. He’d forgotten why he came to work. To shake up his reality, I told him about the day before where I’d volunteered at the local homeless shelter.

He asked me why I did it.

I told him It gets you out of your head. It makes you think and feel completely different. You stop feeling sorry for yourself. It reminds you of what it’s like to have a meaning.


We make the mistake of thinking everyone’s life is perfect except ours.

“I get this all the time. People think I live some rockstar blogging lifestyle full of free lunches, endless high-fives, smiles and opportunities. The reality couldn’t be further from this fake idea”

I have the same battles and challenges.
I get stuck in routines too.
I sometimes chase productivity over meaning as well.

No one has a straight flush of perfect days where all their hopes and dreams come true. Rejection, punches to the face, and disappointment affect us all.

The way you choose the good life is to acknowledge and push through the difficult parts of life.

As hard as I try, some days just suck. Some days I don’t feel like writing or my career is in the dumps.

The only difference is what you choose.

For me, I choose to keep moving forward. I choose optimism even when nothing makes sense and all the chips are stacked against me.

There’s no secret hack other than choosing to not settle for a life of routine and one that contains no variety.

You get to make that choice. That’s the difference.

The life you want is your choice. It’s not made for you.

Choose to change things up.

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How You Can Effectively Achieve Your Goals by Using the Puzzle Analogy

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I was building a 500 piece puzzle the other day with many tiny little pieces. When I opened the box, I was completely overwhelmed. There were so many pieces and many of them were very similar in color. I took a breath and thought “just do one piece at a time”. I knew that I had to come up with a plan and organize the pieces into groups before I got started. This helped me to focus and take away some of the overwhelming feelings that were coming up. I came up with a plan and executed that plan. (more…)

Meghan Olsgard is the creator and writer of www.infinitesoulblueprint.com where she writes articles about self-empowerment and creating a fulfilling life. She shares her personal experiences and the obstacles she has overcame to help and inspire others to do the same. You can get more information at her website or follow her on Facebook.

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  1. Stealth for Men

    Jan 29, 2017 at 7:17 am

    I’ve been a subscriber of ‘Notes From The Universe’ for a while now. My favourite note I ever got was:

    “When you realize that by changing your perspective, big things can be seen as little things, it becomes much harder to worry about anything.”

  2. Janet Black

    Oct 25, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Wisdom is the principal thing…Nothing happens by accident. An idea popped into my head and I started searching for something else on the internet but was magically led to your powerful information that just happened to answer to my question. So I took that as a clue or a note from the universe that I need to be connected so that I can start receiving more Notes From The Universe. I am Super excited!!!

    Blessings

  3. Silvia Turonova

    Jul 26, 2016 at 1:50 am

    Tim. I just signed up and can’t wait to get my first “note.” I am already excited after they sent me a welcome email LOL. Thank you, Tim, for a great tip.

  4. Harold SHR Rabbit

    Jul 19, 2016 at 3:01 am

    I just signed up i think? hope to get mail love all motivation and will share.

  5. Toño

    Jul 14, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Have to say, I was a bit suspicious about these notes. Never heard of them before, but after reading your article few times I just.. could not resist. You described them so very emotional and helpful that I just typed in yahoo search and found them. Signed up immediately and was anticipating to see my very first not which, of course, was very weird. Like very much. The next morning I received another one, more clear, short and basically the exact answer on my inner struggles. That was fascinating and I felt that little connection!

    Thing is, and I would like to ask you a question if you don’t mind. Since I got my first note I told my sister about it, as I was pretty sure she would love and adore it! Well, you guessed it, she signed up as well right after I sent her the link. We share many thngs to each other, and I was just curious what notes she may find in her mail box and they were exactly like mine. For a few days we have the exact same notes, word by word, only our names are the difference.

    It may not be a matter of concern, however what is the point to fullfill those little fields about your material thing you desire and goal you want to achieve, and as you said, you have subscribed from two different emails to get more wisdom from the notes. So my question is, are we all get the exact same notes, or are they might be different?

    Thank you for entertaining article, Tim, it was captivating and fun read, much love and my gratitude, my friend!

    • Tim Denning

      Jul 14, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      Toño thanks for having the faith to check out the notes. I have got plenty of people to sign up to them and none of us have ever received the same notes on the same day. It might be because you both signed up on the same day. Either way, it’s no about whether they are tailored to your situation, it’s more about the notes and wisdom themselves. Focus on the advice you get from them and not what other people are getting or their results.

      Hope that insight helps Toño and thanks for reading as always!

      • Toño

        Jul 16, 2016 at 4:51 am

        Yes, I think you are right – it is better focus on the message of knowledge we perceive from this notes rather than message others may get.

        Perhaps, my sister and I have similar souls thus we have the same message to help us on our journey 🙂

        Thank you!

  6. Susan

    Jul 9, 2016 at 9:26 am

    where do I subscribe

  7. Charlene Rhinehart

    Jul 8, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Wow! I saw this post after reading my daily note from the Universe. Talk about perfect timing! I am in LOVE with Mike Dooley’s teachings and am currently involved in a weekly Infinite Possibilities course. Earlier this year, I published an article about How The Universe Helped Me to Become Ms. Corporate America.

    I have to agree with you 200%. The notes are life-changing!

    • Tim Denning

      Jul 14, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      I’m glad you agree Charlene and i’m not surprised that you like them too! I just love the notes and wat they have to say. Speak soon!

  8. Hunter

    Jul 8, 2016 at 9:10 am

    After reading this article i signed up for Notes from the Universe. I just got my first note and it totally blew me away, i think its what i needed today, felt like a real message from the universe talking to be with utmost love and no judgement. Absolutely amazing, looking forward to many more notes 🙂

    • Tim Denning

      Jul 9, 2016 at 3:15 am

      Hunter I’m glad you did what most never do, you took immediate action. Enjoy the Notes From The Universe and thanks so much for reading!

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You Snooze, You Lose! 4 Hacks to Get Out of Bed When That Alarm Goes Off

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Did you know that more than 57% of Americans hit the snooze button? That adds up to 3.5 months of our lives just snoozing! Why would we waste time snoozing when the intention is to actually get up to get things done? Is it laziness, a lack of discipline, motivation, or commitment? It doesn’t actually matter.

The fact is, you can’t be as productive as you want when you are getting out of bed late!  That is the obvious part. The not so obvious part is how to actually get of bed, when every part of you is screaming to sleep a bit longer. Let’s create a bit of pain first, because I’m assuming you actually don’t see the downsides to snoozing, or you are being ignorant and ignorance will never get you the results you want.

Sabotaging Success

Did you know that every time you set yourself an intention to wake up early and you don’t follow through with it, you dramatically lower your confidence and belief in yourself? Your word to yourself start to mean less and less. You can say to yourself, I will do this, but you know you probably won’t.

Nothing will sabotage your success more than losing faith in your own word. You need confidence to get results in life! Are you somebody who follows through with their word or not? You either are or you aren’t.

The second consequence, is that you are losing income and awesome results you could be having sooner. Why choose the easier things now and have a harder life later on, when you can choose the harder things now and have an easier life later on?  Don’t settle in life, this will never ever fulfill you.

4 Hacks to get out of bed when that alarm goes off:

1. Don’t negotiate with your brain 

If you start negotiating with your brain, you will always lose. So don’t go there, don’t even start that conversation in your mind! If you have decided to get out of bed, then do it, follow through with your word. Why change your mind in the morning? 

The ‘pleasure seeking’ part of your brain is always on automatic and it’s so strong, your ‘pre-fontal’ cortex doesn’t have much chance of winning this battle when you are half asleep in bed. Once you are out of bed, habit stack. It’s the 5 second rule – you are up already – don’t you dare go back.  Do exactly what you would do habitually. Do you go straight for the shower or do you get a glass of lemon juice? Know what you are going to do already to take any thinking out of it!

“Lose an hour in the morning and you will spend all day looking for it.” – Richard Whately

2. Look at your identity 

You behave according to what you believe. You believe what you repeat. Look at your own language, what do you say to yourself about getting up? Do you say things like; “It’s so hard to get out of bed in the morning” or “I’ve never been a morning person.” What you say becomes your reality of yourself and either motivates or demotivates you.

What you want to be saying to yourself is: “Just get out of bed. It’s easy, just get up. I can do this because I want to, I decide and control my actions. I am in control.” I can almost guarantee, if you struggle to get up when your alarm goes off, there is a part of your identity that believes this is who you are. If you change how you talk to yourself, about who you are, and tell yourself you can do anything, because you said so, your actions will be completely different.

3. Leaping out of bed

Unless I have a very compelling reason, I know it would be hard to get out of bed. We need to use our minds to motivate us into action, and the best way to do this, is to get excited the day before. Write down at least 5 reasons on a piece of paper; list why you want to leap out of bed tomorrow. This can take 2 minutes! The next morning, when your alarm goes off, look at that piece of paper, immediately so you know what awaits you and get up.

4. Use accountability and peer pressure

Create a game with your friends, family members, coach, colleagues, or business partner, I don’t care who it is, as long as you know that person will hold you accountable. Have fun with it, take a picture fully dressed and showered and send to your accountability partner, or call a ‘penalty’ if you don’t, like taking your friend out for dinner or spouse every time you sleep in. Get creative and use your support system.  The point is, it doesn’t matter what system you set up, how crazy it might seem, what matters is if it works!

Remember, you don’t need to make big changes from the outset, if you feel like an hour or 30 minute change is too much, start with 5 minutes earlier each day or 10 minutes earlier each week. You must be getting enough sleep and not over sleeping either. You have one life and if you are a business owner, I know you are missing out on results and lowering your confidence indirectly too.

“Life is getting up an hour early to live an hour more.”

You can have the best intentions to get up earlier every day, but if you let that snooze button control you, you will never follow through with your intentions or get your results! It is the small changes that can give us the biggest results. Try one these hacks to finally get out of that bed in the morning and finally take back your time! Don’t allow it to be more powerful than you.

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Why It’s a Great Thing for Adversity to Push You to Your Breaking Point

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If you are not finding challenges that knock you flat on your back then you are missing out. A darker side of success that some have touched on is that you need to fail more. In addition to this, we should consider finding the challenges that punch us in the mouth and knock us unconscious.

The easiest place to be in life is one of comfort and knowing what tomorrow will bring. This brings little growth and requires very little effort because it’s safe. However, if we look at our role models who have done great things, then we will surely see that they have failed spectacularly.

Michael Jordan locked himself in his room and cried after he didn’t make his varsity basketball team as a sophomore. Walt Disney’s second business that failed miserably was called Laugh-O-Gram. JK Rowling was rejected by 12 literary publishers before she found any success.

Most likely you can think of some challenges that you rose up to beat in your own life. I would venture to say that the most difficult challenges that meant the most to you knocked you on your back right before you conquered them.

“Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache, carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or greater Benefit.” – Napoleon Hill

These obstacles are there for a reason. They are an important part of the puzzle for you. So if you find yourself in a place where you feel stuck or overwhelmed by a burden that seems insurmountable then this is a very good thing.

Life gives you everything you need

Life will give us everything we need, including the message that you have to get back up and go back at it with more determination, more will, and more fight than what you had before. Sometimes the moment we are down and out is the moment we have to regroup, reorganize, and come up with a new strategy to overcome those impending obstacles.

The reason the challenge knocks us down is because we need it. Just like an ocean wave knocks down an inexperienced surfer, it’s just a sign that the young surfer has to grow and become better.

Just like a surfer, the same is true for you and wherever you are at now. You have faced many things in your life which force you to become stronger for what is now in front of you.

However, what is most important in all this is having a challenge that can move you. For the surfer, the thrill of riding that perfect wave is worth the cost of getting beaten down by ocean waves again and again. For the man creating a business and putting his heart and soul into it, the reward of being a success and changing lives is worth battling each and everyday to get his enterprise up and off the ground.

For the woman who runs a marathon, the thrill of running across the finish line and having that experience was worth all the training and the grueling exhaustion she had to endure so that she could get to that point.

These experiences are the ones that can move you, but if your goal can have such a positive affect on you, then it can also have a dramatically negative affect as well. This is why you need challenges that can break you.

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” – J. K. Rowling

Why you need failure

The surfer is devastated after breaking his arm and having to spend time away from his passion, but after his recovery he is reinvigorated. The business fails and the man is crushed, but he comes back stronger and more experienced with another business. The runner fails at finishing her marathon, but trains harder and comes back even better.

For this reason, failure is only feedback and something to be used as a positive for getting to where you want to go. If you get knocked down you might just need to rest and try again. Or it could mean that you should go get some help and try again.

Remember, failure isn’t final and success within failure is having the opportunity to try again.

You should only be alarmed when you have failed challenges that aren’t breaking you. This means that you are playing it safe and need something more compelling to propel you forward.

If the challenge breaks you then you know it means something to you. Even more importantly, you have the opportunity to go again, harder and even more determined.

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What To Tell Yourself During A Tough Time.

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We all go through tough times.

A few examples of mine are:

  • Multiple consecutive breakups
  • Walking away from a business that could have made me a lot of money
  • Having my career come to a grinding halt
  • Dealing with mental illness

The list is very long and I’m sure yours is similar. It’s not about the tough times we go through though because they are guaranteed and you already knew that before you clicked this article.

What matters during tough times is what you tell yourself.

This is what I say to myself during tough times — well there’s actually four things I say to myself depending on the tough time I’m facing:


“This will pass”

No event in your life lasts forever. Today may be a really tough day, but that won’t last forever. We delude ourselves at times by saying in our head “I’m always going to be like this.”

“Why does this always happen to me?”

“Here we go again.”

These negative phrases tell our brain that things are never going to get better. When we say these phrases to ourselves enough, we start to believe them. During a difficult period in your life, in that moment, things will suck.

The way to get out of your head is to see the truth: this will pass. In one day, one month, or one year this tough situation will have passed and you’ll be onto the next part of your life.

Nothing lasts forever unless you allow your mind to trap you in the moment and believe a lie which is that this moment won’t pass. It will. You will come out the other side.


I’ll be stronger having dealt with this situation

When you reframe your tough times into strength building exercises, they take a whole new meaning.

All of a sudden, your current situation that may be wearing you down becomes like reps at the gym. The reps are a struggle and it hurts, but if you keep moving forward, you end up with mental toughness and strength.

“Exchange your tough times for mental toughness”

See this challenging situation for what it is. It’s the chance to come out the other end stronger.

Stack your tough times up like gold medals.

Have you dealt with cancer? Good, then you won’t take your health for granted ever again.

Have you lost a loved one? Then you’ll never take the rest of your family for granted and care for them more than you did before.

Did you lose your job? Amazing! Now you can work somewhere else and discover more of your hidden talents!

Without tough times, you won’t have the strategies you need to deal with the impossible. Your heroes are your heroes because they’ve used their tough times to become stronger.

Failure and rejection are the building blocks to whatever your definition of success is. Tough times make you hungryand that’s a good thing.


Keep taking baby steps forward

Tough times can feel like quicksand sometimes.

If you don’t keep moving forward though, you’ll eventually sink into the quicksand. The best thing you can do during the toughest of challenges is take baby steps.

When I battled severe anxiety, I took baby steps such as these:

  • Walked 15 minutes a day
  • Drank an extra glass of water each day to hydrate my body
  • Read one book a month on anxiety
  • Exposed myself to one small fear each day. It started with going two levels in a lift (something I couldn’t do before). Then I’d go three levels the next day and so on.

That last dot point is critical. Overcoming tough times requires you to take baby steps in the form of being uncomfortable. When you’re growing each day, you don’t have time to be too concerned about a particular tough time.

My battle with anxiety eventually led me to flying long distances (another thing I couldn’t do before) and then speaking on stages in front of a lot of people.

As you can see, the first few steps — like going two floors in a lift — are quite small. Then the steps get bigger and bigger until what used to seem impossible becomes a piece of cake.

Take baby steps.


“It only takes one person”

Tough times often require someone to believe in you. From my experience, you only need one person.

One person to believe in your idea.
One person to love you.
One person who has gone through the same tough times as you.

This one person exists. You have to go out there and find them. That one person for me was a team leader when I was working in a call center. He believed in me enough to take me aside and coach me one on one.

He believed I was going to go on and change the world through personal development. He was right and I did!

Don’t give up. Your one person exists as well.

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These four things are what I tell myself during a tough time. One of these phrases will always be the right one depending on the circumstance.

Believe that there is a way out and you’ll find one. It’s during the tough times that you’ll develop the skills and experience to help others.

What I’ve learned is that to get through the tough times, one of the best hacks is to focus on helping others. When you’re focusing on how you can serve, your own selfish problems become insignificant.

Seek out people who have even bigger problems than you do and listen to them. See if you can help them.

That’s how you deal with the tough times.

Tell yourself the truth. You deserve to hear it.

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This Can Be Your Life If You Choose It.

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I was sitting down last week with a friend for lemongrass and ginger teas — because that’s how we roll in Melbourne.

My friend was telling me his recent life challenges and why he’d stopped replying to everybody’s messages.

I’ll get to the point: he’d got stuck in the daily grind.

Your life is not this:

  • Wake up
  • Eat breakfast
  • Go to work
  • Have lunch
  • Come home
  • Ask your partner how their day was
  • Play with kids (if you have them)
  • Look forward to the weekend
  • Go to bed
  • Rinse and repeat

If this is how your life is, chances are you’re going to have challenges. Not because these daily activities are a problem but because there’s so much more to life.

When every day is the same, and you don’t know why, you become lost.


What do I mean by lost?

You go back to old ways. In my friend’s case, his mental health issues kicked in again. He started feeling sorry for himself. He lost his way.

For me, getting lost looks like going back to a state of negativity. A state where the world is against me and everything feels impossible.


Your life can be different if you choose it to be.

This is not hyperbole. Your life can be different.

How?

By not getting stuck in the daily grind. The way you do this is by being present. Noticing right now instead of looking down at your phone.

You can also break your routine. Don’t do the same thing every dayAdd some small twists and turns to how you do things.

Your life doesn’t have to be boring and full of routines. Habits are good to have as long as they don’t become 99.9% of your day. Having nothing but habits takes the variety out of your day.

You end up thinking the same way day in and day out. This stops you from seeing the endless opportunities that are available to you if you can only see them.


There has to be meaning.

No matter how big or how small, meaning gives you a reason to wake up outside of just following some pre-defined routine.

My friend that was going through issues last week didn’t have a meaning. He’d forgotten why he came to work. To shake up his reality, I told him about the day before where I’d volunteered at the local homeless shelter.

He asked me why I did it.

I told him It gets you out of your head. It makes you think and feel completely different. You stop feeling sorry for yourself. It reminds you of what it’s like to have a meaning.


We make the mistake of thinking everyone’s life is perfect except ours.

“I get this all the time. People think I live some rockstar blogging lifestyle full of free lunches, endless high-fives, smiles and opportunities. The reality couldn’t be further from this fake idea”

I have the same battles and challenges.
I get stuck in routines too.
I sometimes chase productivity over meaning as well.

No one has a straight flush of perfect days where all their hopes and dreams come true. Rejection, punches to the face, and disappointment affect us all.

The way you choose the good life is to acknowledge and push through the difficult parts of life.

As hard as I try, some days just suck. Some days I don’t feel like writing or my career is in the dumps.

The only difference is what you choose.

For me, I choose to keep moving forward. I choose optimism even when nothing makes sense and all the chips are stacked against me.

There’s no secret hack other than choosing to not settle for a life of routine and one that contains no variety.

You get to make that choice. That’s the difference.

The life you want is your choice. It’s not made for you.

Choose to change things up.

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