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The Power of Positive Thinking

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The Power of Positive Thinking

I'd like to start with a story about what happened last Thursday. I was one of the keynote speakers here in Auckland at the Annual Century 21 conference.

To highlight a point on how customers differ and database requirements for fun, while on stage, I had a picture of my six children on a slide. The analogy to customers was that even though I had six children, twins and triplets, I still had to treat each child differently because they had different personalities, interests, likes, dislikes.

After my presentations I'm used to people asking questions. But this time so many people came up to ask me questions on a personal front such as how do I mange it all; how do I balance speaking with six children, how have I achieved everything.

My answer, after I acknowledge what a great husband I have of course is

The power of being positive and positive thinking.

And that's our motivational Monday topic, you can achieve anything you like, positive thinking is instrumental.

However, being positive alone isn't enough. I believe you have to have a process to go along with it. So I'd like to outline my three step plan.

1 -Set a specific goal.
It's not:
Lose weight
Earn more
Have the kids watch less tv.

It should be
I want to lose 20 lbs.
I want to earn 100,000 a year.
I want the kids to watch only 1 hour of tv a day.

2. What do you need to do to get there.
To go from where you are now to achieving your goal.
So in our weight loss example, there's 3500 calories to a pound, so that's 2 x 3500 = 70,000 less calories consumed or burnt that are required to lose 20 lbs.

To earn $100,000 a year you would start by researching what jobs pay that much or what businesses are very profitable for example.

3. Break it into small specific manageable steps.
To get the kids to watch less tv you might take them to the library on Mondays. To lose 20 pounds if you could consume less and burn an extra 500 calories a day, then it would take only 140 days. You then take one day at a time. Today might be Eat 400 calories less and walk briskly for a half hour to burn 100 calories.

Small specific steps take what can be perceived as a mammoth unreachable task and turns it into a lot of small successes that carry you forward to attaining your goal.

Recap
You can do anything you want.
To help achieve what you desire - first set a specific goal.
Next plot exactly what you need to do to achieve the goal.
Finally break the plan into small and specific pieces.

And of course we can't forget this part - just do it!


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