Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Great Challenge of Life

Here's the great challenge of life - You can have more than you've got because you can become more than you are.

I have found that income seldom will exceed your own personal development. Once in a while income takes a lucky jump, but unless you grow out to where it is, it will go back to where you are. 

Somebody once said if you took all the money in the world and divided it among everyone equally; it would soon be back in the same pockets. However, you can have more because you can become more. You see, here is how the other side of the coin reads - unless you change how you are, you will always have what you've got. 

The marketing plan won't do it. It's a good plan but it won't work without you. You've got to work it. It is the human effort that counts. If you could send a sales manual out to recruit - wouldn't that be lovely? The major thing that makes the difference is what YOU do.

In order to have more, you need to become more. The guy says "If I had a good job I would really pour it on, but I have this lousy job so I just goof off." If that is your philosophy, you are destined to stay there. 

Some people say if I had a lot of money I would be really generous, but I don't have much so I'm not generous. See, you've got to change that philosophy or you will never have "the lots of money." Unless YOU change, IT won't change. 

Amazingly, however, when we throw out our blame list and start becoming more ourselves - the difference is everything else will begin to change around us.

Jim Rohn
1930-2009, Author and Speaker

Sunday, August 12, 2012

You're NOT Alone On That Island!

It is a year of challenge; a year of change; a year of learning that it is time to let go!
You may feel like you’re all alone on an island; and nobody understands how you think or feel; but you are not alone!  There are more people here than you could imagine .... patiently waiting.

There are people who really do care; who want to listen, and want to actually hear you! They can help you to step out of that emotional cave that you may have retreated into.  

It's so easy to withdraw into what we think is a safe zone; but then we start to live in our heads; and not in the world around us!
We think it's safer at first; but then it starts to get very lonely and dark in there; doesn't it ... ?

It takes a lot of courage and determination to stick our heads out, and have a look around at who or what might be just outside waiting for us to re-appear .... And it takes a stack more courage to step outside and stand tall amongst the uncertainty of it all .... doesn't it ... ?

Far too often people get overwhelmed by the stigma that can be attached to 'not being a 100%' ...

If we reach out to people who we trust and feel safe with; then there is no stigma; not one tiny bit of it; and the personal empowerment that begins to take place is often stronger than we could have ever imagined.

I see it every day in my work; and I've been in some pretty dark places during my run through life too.  Lot's of us have!

I've learnt that 'a problem shared is a problem halved'; every time; not just sometimes!
The value of talking and sharing your stuff (with someone who actually does care and wants to help); is priceless; absolutely priceless!

C'mon now; reach out to that someone who does feel right; and allow yourself to be heard!

You'll be so glad that you did!

(c) Phil Evans - People Stuff TM - 2012

Phil Evans is a Motivator, Business Coach, Life Coach and Inspirational Writer specialising in Relationship Dynamics and Adoption Issues. You can visit his website at: and join his newsletter.