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Why Your Spirituality is the Catalyst for Greater Long-Term Success




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You don’t need to believe in God to benefit from spirituality. In fact, many people don’t. It’s a common misconception that often gets in the way of exploring the subject. And it’s a shame. There’s a lot you can gain from adopting some of the attitudes and techniques that make up what you’d call a spiritual practice.

That’s all spirituality is at its base level. It’s a set of skills you can use to enhance your life as well as those around you. Some of them are so detached from ritual or ceremony, you may find you’re already practicing them to a certain degree. But if you’re willing to dig a little deeper and expand on some of these concepts, you can make some positive changes in your life.

Empathizing with Others (How Do I Meet Their Needs?)

Spirituality is the art of how well you treat others. Many would argue that it’s more of an inward pursuit – and there are many practices that support that statement. However, the work you do on yourself is intended to create better relationships with your peers.

Empathy is a core skill that’s part of what’s referred to as your emotional intelligence. It not only feels good to extend to others, it facilitates action. That may sound a little contrived and even manipulative. But it’s not – as long as you’re acting from a place of authenticity.

The way you truly empathize with someone isn’t by feeling sorry for them. That’s sympathy. What you are trying to do is establish that person’s needs, whether they’re physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. Everyone wants something – even if it’s just to feel heard.

When you’re able to establish someone’s core need, you can start speaking their language. You let go of the egocentric ‘me’ and focus on them. And all it requires is to simply ask questions. Express your curiosity and show a genuine interest in people.

Tip: If you’re trying to pitch someone for your goods or service, stop trying to sell them on what you can do. Establish their pain points – their needs. From there, you have a far better avenue to build rapport and potentially close your deal.

“Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?” – Marcus Aurelius

Mindfulness & Self Awareness

Mindfulness has become such an overused term both within spirituality and the mainstream. In many ways, it’s lost much of the original meaning it was meant to convey. It’s actually both a form of meditation and a conscious way of living. However, it’s often reduced to simply “living in the moment.”

When it’s executed properly, mindfulness can be an amazing tool for self-diagnosing and correcting problem areas in your life. If you strip away the fluff and see it for what it really is, it’s essentially self-awareness – taken to the nth degree.

To live mindfully means taking responsibility for your actions. You’re deliberate – almost conservative. You see the knock-on effect a certain course is going to have not only on yourself but those around you. You could even think of it as the skill of foresight.

Acting from a heightened state of awareness allows you to make better decisions. You see the cause and effect of each choice and are able to let go of the need for impulsive and emotionally charged decisions. You instead come from a place of rational thinking and logic.

Tip: The best way to begin applying mindfulness to your life is to slow down. Start questioning your actions. A little more time spent in contemplation can save a lot of time trying to undo your poor choices at a later date.

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” Carl Jung

Visualisation & Manifestation

The law of attraction has been popularized as a way of manifesting success and abundance for many years now. But even without reading the many books that have been written on the subject, you may be surprised to learn you’ve already been practicing it.

One of these techniques is rooted in your daydreams. They’re far from being a bad thing. Framed in a different light, they can be seen as visualizations – a key component in manifestation. If you’ve ever found yourself envisioning your future success in an ‘absent moment’ – don’t stop. 

By doing this, you’re setting the intention that this is the reality you want the world to reflect back at you. It may sound “woo-woo” if you’re unfamiliar with the concept. But I guarantee you, every successful person has done this, whether knowingly or unknowingly.

You can take this concept a step further by incorporating it into a short meditation. Close your eyes, create a quiet space, and really expand on these visualizations. Place yourself in the center of the narrative and walk yourself through them step-by-step. By doing this, you’re strengthening your belief and programming your subconscious for success.

Tip: During your meditations, try and bring the emotion of what it would feel like to experience your success. Visualization is more than just creating a picture in your mind. It’s about using all of your senses to create a tangible and almost tactile image.

Do you agree with the author’s viewpoint on spirituality? Share your own ideas and thoughts below!

Sam Boomer is the founder of Awake and Align and an experienced Quantum Healing Hypnosis practitioner. He creates profound transformations in those he works with, helping them resolve deep-seated emotional traumas, chronic health issues, as well as discover their true purpose in life. You can learn more about what he offers here.

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How Your Friends Determine Whether You Succeed or Not




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Can anyone do without having friends? We all have our friends, we share ideas with them, talk together, have fun, and fight. Yes, that’s the baseline of friendship. But, do you know that aside from you, your friends can determine whether you achieve success or not?

There are two things in friendship which are the ability to ”love” and the ability to “influence”. This means you are loved and you are influenced. How do your friends affect your success in life? How are they one of the biggest deciding factors of your success? Let’s find out.

What type of friends do you keep? 

First, what type of friends do you keep? Who do you call your best friend? There are two different kinds of friends, good friends, and bad ones. A lot of people have lost their pathway to success and some have also found their road to success all because of the friends they keep, the people they mingle with. 

Who is your best friend? Answer carefully. Having a best friend means you find each other compatible and understanding. Analyze who your best friend is. If your best friend has not motivated you to do something positive, if who you call your bestie has never given you positive advice, lastly if your best friend has never informed and advised you on your shortcomings, then you don’t have a best friend.

This quote tells us “birds of the same feather flock together”. Countless people have changed from their good nature into a bad one all because of friends. One thing to note is, “negative people move with negative aura”. If your best friend is filled with negativity inside-out then you will surely be affected by his/her negative aura.

They influence your success with positivity or negativity 

The friends you keep can either influence you with positivity or negativity because your friends have the power to change your kind of person completely. 

This is how your friends influence you:

  1. They influence you indirectly with what they do
  2. They influence you directly by teaching and giving you advice 

Yes, that is how they influence you. For instance, you watch a movie and you like the way the actor walks. The question is if you truly like the way the actor walks, won’t you try to imitate the actor? Of course, you will.

Just the way you imitate the actor is the same way your friends can influence you with their character. However, the funny part is, they don’t have to teach you to do things like them. You just find yourself imitating and copying them gradually.

An important question to ask is, are you imitating a good friend or a bad one? If you imitate a good friend then you will be good, but if you imitate a bad person, you will surely become a bad person.

Everyone wants to succeed, a good friend will always teach, enlighten, and motivate you for success. A bad friend will only motivate you to do evil things (smoking, drinking, fight, envy,).

And you should know that things like that are a great enemy of success and even of God. So, if you have these bad elements in your life, how will you achieve success? There is no way!

And also, they can teach and advise you directly. But, what do your friends teach you? When you ask them for advice do they inspire you positively or teach you the bad stuff.? A lot of people have regretted lifelong decisions just by listening to the advice of friends. 

The company you keep has the power to influence and change you. Never forget that a positive influence will teach, motivate, and brush you up for success. While a negative influence will inspire you to become a bad person, change your good nature, and leave you with regrets in the end.

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The 3 Step Process to Building a Profitable Pitch




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As a communication coach, one of the top questions entrepreneurs ask me is how to deliver a winning pitch to potential investors. They want to know if there’s a magic formula to get an investor to say yes and buy into their dream and their business. (more…)

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The 4 Pillars of Wealth and Abundance




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Have you ever wondered what the formula for a wealthy and abundant life is? Many people have. Lots has been written about the subject of wealth creation and living an abundant life. It was a breaking point in my journey and pursuit of success when I found out that there is a clear path to achieve success in life. Thanks to those who have shared their journey, we can clearly see and follow the principles of prosperity. (more…)

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Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Podcast, Youtube Channel or Online Show




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Confidence comes from a place of strong understanding of self. After close to three years on radio, I’ve grown from a shy introvert to a shy introvert with an extrovert persona. When the mic is turned on, I can channel a version of myself that some say is attractive, strong, and of course, confident but it wasn’t always this way.

What I want to share with you is what I discovered on this journey into broadcast that you can apply to your life, your ventures, and your personal development. This doesn’t require any fancy gear. It does require a leap of faith on your part because once you go down the road of media; it can change your life.

1. Perceived Expertise

When you go to a doctor, you expect their knowledge will guide them to a solution to your problems. When you have a show, you become your listeners’ doctor. For all the multiple thousands, maybe millions, of YouTube channels, podcasts, and user-created content in the world, each person that gets behind a mic takes a position on their passion, their opinions, and their themes.

They challenge the status quo for the benefit of their listeners in hopes to entertain and educate. With consistency on your side, those fans place you on a platform and give you permission to influence them.

2. Global Acknowledgement

One of the benefits to increasing confidence is when you receive thank you notes from people you may never meet. The feeling of enriching someone’s life from halfway around the globe, provides validation you’re enhancing someone else’s life with your wisdom and your wit.

The very first time I was told I was making a difference in someone’s life in a country other than my own, I felt like I caused massive impact that transcends my circle of influence. When you experience just how much you can cause impact and it comes back to you, it’ll change your worldview.

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

3. Backed By Numbers

One of the most exciting ways to measure success is to quantify your growth. It’s not enough to just broadcast. Having subscribers and downloads helps to know, numerically, how well you’re doing. Word of caution. This can be a way to set yourself up for distress because of number envy but if you understand what the numbers mean; you can control the narrative of the numbers.

The major number that makes most people smile is 10,000. I’d advise it to be 1. Here’s why. As you grow in your industry, so does your reach. If you learned that the one person that subscribed totally changed for the better because of you, wouldn’t that be worth the effort?

4. Effective Communication

While it’s not talked about much, having a show is documentation. You create a dynamic account of your life, your industry, and the pulse on what’s important simply by having a show. When you find a channel to improve your communication skills, you demand attention and people will listen to you. You become more trusted as a leader and people will follow you once they believe you can lead them to their wants and needs.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Tony Robbins

These insights have helped many people become leaders and, ultimately, move others to their best selves. It’s worked for me and I hope it works for you. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing up and showing out.

Have you ever thought about having a radio show? If so, what would you talk about? Let us below!

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