Are You Searching for a Heart of Gold?

Heart Chocolate
COME FROM WITHIN – BE YOU

Look inside.

You’ll always find your heart of gold IN YOU first.

“May your heart always be joyful. May your song always be sung.”

~~ Bob Dylan

Sitting outside having breakfast recently, enjoying Neill Young in the background, our discussions quickly moved from music to free thinking, to showing others who we truly are and our willingness (or lack of willingness!) to SHINE.

We often discuss whether our commercial music “industry” of today pales in comparison to the 50’s and 60’s.

Back then, their musical intentions were about sending  a valuable message, rather than commercial gain.

As you probably know, the Beatles started by playing in pubs; they did that for two years.

While no history lesson, here are four interesting “notes” about singing:

1. Singing apparently predates the spoken language. I did not know that.

2. Opera apparently developed in the 1590’s

3. Cliff Richard was a 50’s singer. (Right there, the possibility of staying young : )

4. The Bee Gees’ records spanned FIVE decades.

In the 50’s and 60’s they broke the mold.

Not intentionally.

They were spontaneous free thinkers and therefore inspirational.

Some of the biggest names didn’t even have a great voice!

So why do we love them?

Because they inspire us with empowering messages, the messages authentically and uniquely theirs. They were willing to shine.

In essence, they touched our hearts by following their hearts (of gold). The world is thankful they did.

And what about your heart of gold? Yes, yours.

Isn’t it time to reveal it and share it with the world? We all want you to.

Do you follow your heart or is that too much of a risk?

Regrettably most of us do what others do, do what others have already done.

We wonder why life feels so boring – why it seems as if something is missing.

If one analyzed today’s music we’d find it largely contrived, lacking spontaneity. Popular  talent programs seem to dictate a certain formula and focus almost exclusively on voice quality.

Freedom and true self-expression are discouraged.

You do know the dangers of a closed mind, don’t you?

Refreshing thoughts from Bob Dylan:

May you grow up to be righteous,

may you grow up to be true.

May you always know the truth

and see the lights surrounding you.

May you always be courageous,

stand upright and be strong.

May you stay forever young.”

Echoing my own contemplations:

“Many people still live off the echoes of the sixties.
Those ideas still being passed around with little ingenuity.

Rather than be original (risky), we seek approval (safety).”

Do you sense something is missing?

Perhaps you want to shine, be extraordinary and authentically YOU

I believe you’re already extraordinary. What are the two reasons you doubt that?

i)          You’re unaware of your birthright and that it’s your purpose to be extra-ordinary

ii)         You’re unaware you were not born to be average, mediocre – you were in fact born rich & abundant. After years immersed in society’s programming, most people eventually forget this.

ii)         You’ve forgotten HOW to be YOU.

This needs to be re-awakened in you.

How do you re-awaken the extra-ordinary in you?

You do it by discovering your heart of gold – your unique talent or gift – and boldly taking action to use it. Even if you’re not “ready”!

What if your talent isn’t “popular”?

When searching for your own genius, your own uniqueness, allow it to be whatever it is.

Don’t judge it. Allow it linger.

Don’t try to fit it in with what’s already known.

It’s okay if it is – as long as it’s absolutely truly you.

Contemplate – it’s surprisingly powerful

I encourage you to contemplate. In our entertainment-filled 9-5 world we’ve lost the willingness to contemplate – we’re too busy.

We’d rather phone a friend, send a text, even wash the dishes – anything but go within.

Yet contemplation expands your understanding of yourself and the world around you.

Contemplation is free. It’s awesomely powerful.

When you contemplate, you grow, you expand.

Contemplation has the capacity to rock your world.

7 Ways to Discover Your Heart of Gold

1. Find a quiet, peaceful place. Move yourself into nature, to a bench in a tranquil park, under a shady tree at home, the warm soft sand on a beach, in your garden or curl up on your comfy couch in front of the fire in winter. Find a way to make this a special time – it signals your intention to reveal your special gifts.

2. Contemplate what you LOVE to do and what you’re GOOD at – often they’re the same.

3. Write freely – whatever comes to mind. I often mention writing, but really that’s the greatest way to open yourself up to ideas. If you truly want to discover your talents, passions, then writing causes thinking and it stirs up images as well as beautiful emotions. That’s great! This is your gift to you. Once you start, your body will luxuriate in the attention… this is called love… for you.

4. Ask yourself the following:

  • What do I enjoy?
  • What do I do better than others – or just as well?
  • What do I love to do?
  • What am I proud of?
  • How do I help others right now?
  • What is it about me that no-one knows?

and ask yourself this:

  • If I had to choose something I love to do – what would it be?

Don’t give up, keep going until you discover your passion.

The life I’m living now was not in any way obvious to me.

Discovering my passion became a journey – perhaps it will be for you too – so you may as well start today. It’s a fun journey!

Sometimes what you’re good at is “so you” you can’t see it.

“All I can do is be me, whoever that is.” ~~ Bob Dylan

5. Select one talent or ability you love to do. Moving forward with just one of your talents will reveal even more. Yes, you have more than one – you’ll be amazed. Resist the temptation to work out where this will lead. Take one step at a time.

6. Then, take action with that one thing you love to do. If you need to, contemplate again HOW to do that. Read more about it, take courses, talk to family and friends, find ways to do more of it, or just to try it – volunteer… whatever.

7. Create an outrageous goal where you’re using your talent, what you love to do. Make it a marvelous fantasy. Don’t worry about HOW you’ll achieve it. Just dare to dream. Imagine it as if you’re already living the fruits of this fantasy. What defines a great goal?

And… what if you’re searching for the love of your life?

…or to be closer to the one you love?

It may sound crazy – but the above 7 steps will take you to that person.

Why is that? 2 Reasons:

1. If your dream is to love another and to receive their love, always start with yourself. Once you’ve allowed your heart of gold to shine, once you cherish you, you’re ready to love another heart of gold and bask in their reflection. It comes from within and you catch each others attention.

2. Being authentic is fascinating. An authentic person is attractive and fascinating. You instantly raise your self-esteem by being authentic. Once you’re being authentically you… once you’ve ditched trying to fit in, craving approval, you start sending out a strong confident message. A message you’re proud of. The company you keep starts to reflect that.

So Remember…

“You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are.

You are what you are!” ~~ John Lennon

Believe in you.

I facilitate the Thinking into Results program, a world-class personal development program by Bob Proctor for business owners who want to bring out the best in their employees and this is for individuals too. It brings back CHOICE, FREEDOM and OPPORTUNITY to your life.  

Contact me here or at janet @ janetpooleconsulting.com … and learn how to think into results and get the results you want.

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Related reading (see below)

What others are saying about Thinking into Results:

“Thinking into Results was a huge turning point for me. I used to be someone who’d lost enthusiasm for doing anything – now I’m getting up at 5am thinking of all the things I want to do. In fact, the things I need to do now are the things I WANT to do!

I’d found previous personal growth seminars, clinics, DVDs, CDs and books said a lot, but none of them did a lot. The difference with Thinking into Results is that it does a lot.

I love my new life, I know I’m on track, I know how to go forward and I’ve got the confidence to do anything.”

~~ V. Ford, Orange NSW

“It was very overwhelming to learn that your thoughts have been holding you back from the corporate growth you’ve been trying to experience. Bob helped us change the mindset to make a smooth transition from one plateau to the next.

One equation was able to take us from just over one million to just under 17 million in a matter of three years.”

~~ Christopher Guerriero,

CEO & Founder of the National Metabolic & Longevity Research Center;

CEO & Founder Wisdom Book Publishing LLC

Related reading:

Do You Think for Yourself? Here’s How to Start

Why it’s a Trap For You to Tow the Line

Are You Free?

Why Mainstream Thinking Gives You Mainstream Results

Has Your Pursuit of the Material Been at the Expense of Happiness?

Are Other People’s Dreams More Important Than Yours?

An Easy Way to Discover Your Hidden Talents and Make Your Life Meaningful

Your Playing Small Does Not Serve the World

Why You Are Never Selfish

How to Turn Boredom and Frustration into Happiness

The 6 Hazards of Waiting for a Different Future

How to Be Happy and Love Your Life

This is Janet Poole; I believe in finding better ways to live your life and grow your business.

I believe in sharing those ideas!

Better Ways. More Freedom.

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Are You Brave Enough to Go For What You Truly Want – Interview

Financial Survival Network Kerry Lutz Janet PooleJanet returns to the Financial Survival Network with Kerry Lutz. Listen now to Janet Poole interviewed this week.

In his introduction to this question Kerry says,

“If the answer is ‘no’, you’ve got some soul searching to do!”

Listen to Janet Poole and Kerry Lutz (20 minutes) and learn the following:

  • 3 Reasons you may be too afraid to pursue your true life’s ambitions (you’ll love being free)
  • The personal pain people create when they delay their dreams (so go for yours!)
  • Is this the major – yet little known – reason you’re not achieving your goal?
  • What is the main purpose of a goal? (it’s not what you think : )
  • Your results reflect exactly what you think you’re worth. It all depends on your self-image so let’s improve it!

“We are all living in cages with the doors wide open.”

~~ George Lucas

What fabulous things would you like to do, if you were guaranteed success in anything you attempted?

It’s my belief that there’s no goal, vision or desire too big for you to live.

Contact Janet now to get what you want!

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The Financial Survival Network® brings you a “live and local” show hosted by well-respected investment and financial professionals who want to educate you on building your financial fortress.

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It’s a comprehensive book which you immediately get a feel is the author Janet Poole’s work of art. You can feel her passion, dedication and commitment to sharing what she teaches in the book. You know when a book just feels like a good friend rather than an academic study that you have to become a student for.”

~~ Sarupa Shah – Birds on the Blog

Your book is the most inspirational book I have ever read. My life since reading the book has changed so much for the better, and while I am still a “work in progress” I now know that I am going to have a wonderful life in retirement.

Thank you so much for a wonderful book, which I now refer to as my bible.”

~~ B. Venner, Orange NSW

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Knowing your WHY is like turning on the lights to your behaviour. You gain instant clarity. It’s like being introduced to yourself. When you know your WHY, you begin to understand. When you know your WHY, you realise your unique gifts. When you know your WHY, you gain clarity and confidence. When you know your WHY you live with passion.

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Are You Brave Enough to Use the Power of Your Mind?

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YOU’RE OUT OF THIS WORLD !!!

Your mind is the most powerful and creative tool known to man.

What I say in my book is that quantum physicists have discovered you control energy and turn it into matter. YOU DECIDE what matter it will become — you do that with your thoughts.

You do choose your reality. How  awesome.

But, are you brave enough to go for what you truly want? Most people are not.

Learn today how you get the courage to allow your true power.

“Don’t think you’re on the right road just because it’s a well-beaten path.”

~~ Author unknown

(This is the last article #5 in the series Not Achieving Your Goal? Check out these 5 Life-changing Reasons. See the 4 other reasons at the end of this article.)

REASON #5

What if You’re Denying the Power of Your Mind

In reason #1 of this series I suggested creating a worthwhile goal – one that’s fun, outrageous, exciting – one that will cause you to grow and evolve.

When you understand the power of your mind, you’ll understand why you can create an awesome goal and have no idea HOW you’ll achieve it.

However, such goals take you out of your comfort zone which is scary enough, but ALSO they often require you to have the courage to break free from the herd mentality and become a confident leader of your own life.

What does leaving behind the herd mentality mean?

  • You no longer conform to the hidden rules of society
  • You leave behind the need for acceptance and approval
  • You risk disapproval from others (initially)
  • You risk losing certain people in your life (which allows new inspiring people to enter)
  • You may be called crazy (initially)
  • You may be called selfish (initially)
  • You’ll start making your own decisions – most people battle with this one
  • You’ll stop asking permission – yay!
  • You’ll shine brighter, you’ll get noticed — this freaks many people who feel it’s safer to stay hidden or risk rejection
  • You start living and speaking your truth — showing others who you really are. Most people consider this too dangerous.
  • You need faith to jump and build your wings on the way!

The backlash

We all know when we’re perceived as “different” there’s a potential for backlash, so anytime you choose to move on from mainstream thinking, that’s what you risk. It’s usually self-inflicted but it seems to be coming from others (another story for another time).

Most people wear the mask of success — do you?

Even if you have a burning desire to do something special in life, you feel you can’t so you abandon your dream and pretend to be someone else. You toe the line by putting on a mask, by appearing successful, fun-loving and easy-going.

You stay ultra busy to distract yourself from your real feelings, your real desires.

Deal with it or it’ll catch up with you

But your feelings inside do not go away – they eventually catch up with you.

If you don’t deal with it you may turn to alcohol, plastic surgery, spending on fancy clothes, furniture, gamble or even drugs, which destroy brain cells (and when you no longer have a fully functioning brain it makes changing and healing a tough job).

Or you distract yourself with Facebook, YouTube, email, television or video games.

I’m sure all this sounds familiar. All these options are often the path of least resistance, but they take you further way from happiness. Each time you need more to get your original reward or “high”.

This is an addiction — to things outside of you.

It becomes unsustainable. Emptiness, loneliness, frustration, anger and bitterness start to multiply.

The truth is real joy only comes from the inside & from being the real you.

“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”

~~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Go For It.jpg1WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Allow…

… THE REAL YOU to shine through. Allow yourself to sit still for five minutes this week.

Ask yourself, “How do I really feel?”

Do this…

  • Start studying the power of the mind
  • Start discovering the truth about real happiness and how to create it

Hint: happiness is the result of growing, evolving – best done by creating that outrageous goal and remembering you can only make you happy – it comes from inside not from outside

  • Start learning how to exercise your free will. You’ll learn this helps everyone.

“You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note.”

~~ Doug Floyd

  • Start using repetition by using this knowledge to reprogram your subconscious mind and raise your frequency. Whatever is in your subconscious mind is law and creates your results. See Reason #3 for more on repetition.

1. Initially you’ll be planting a seed of free will in your subconscious mind.

2. With every embrace and repetition of the knowledge, the seed grows and forms stronger roots.

3. This changes your entire vibration and you’ll start behaving differently, you’ll naturally become ready to take action to live your dream, and you’ll care less about what others think.

And what’s next?

Knowledge and repetition SET YOU UP PERFECTLY for creating what you want in your life.

Thinking into Results gives you the knowledge and the repetition to raise your frequency to create what you want.

Statistics show your results skyrocket with support and encouragement. Close the gap between what you’ve learned (what you know and are tempted to use) and your behavior (what you do) so you can get the results you want and deserve.

Thinking into Results is a Bob Proctor program that ensures you start living your dream today.

It’s a culmination of Bob’s 50 years — yes, 50 years — in the personal growth industry.

Leave behind the herd mentality and gain the freedom to be who you really are. Liberate yourself to live the spectacular life you were meant for.

Even better, Thinking into Results helps you create that outrageous goal we talked about in Reason #1. This PROVES to you the incredible power of your mind.

“It’s weird not to be weird.”

~~ John Lennon

P.S. Have you ever considered the definition of the word “weird”?

It’s something supernatural (if you’re human, that’s you : )

So Remember…

Allow the power of your mind and save yourself a whole lot of time and effort!

And Also Remember…

If you’re not achieving your goal use this checklist:

  • Reason #3 — Do you only read personal development books once?
  • Reason #5 – Are you brave enough to use the power of your mind?
    • Allow the power of your mind – yours happens to be supremely powerful, use it!!!

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Want to know what you’re thinking? Look at your results.

Look at your relationships, your finances, your health. Those are your results. That is your thinking.

If you’re happy with your current results, great…

– if not… Contact me so you can live the life you deserve.

Start changing your thinking today by downloading FREE the first 3 chapters of How to Get Anything You Want – Just Like That!

With the book How to Get Anything You Want – Just Like That! you’ll learn the extraordinary power of your mind and why exactly it is you get what you’re thinking about. It teaches you how to change your thinking to create WHAT YOU DO WANT. You get to liberate you and live life on YOUR own terms. It’s a celebration. Order How to Get Anything You Want – Just Like That! from Amazon or from this site if you live in Australia or NZ.

Dream Big!

BREAK FREE FROM THE HERD MENTALITY
BREAK FREE FROM THE HERD MENTALITY

Pleasing others makes for a meaningless life.

(excerpt of article by Janet Poole on LifeByMe.com)

American existential psychologist and author Rollo May said,

“The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.”

Most people like to think they’re independent thinkers, the truth is most of us are programmed from birth to fit in, please others and seek approval.

We’re in the habit of doing what’s best for everyone but ourselves.

Why do we conform?

Continue reading on LifeByMe.com…

Janet Poole is the best-selling author of “How to Get Anything You Want – Just Like That!” and Facilitator of Bob Proctor’s transformational “Thinking into Results” program.

Janet works with individuals and businesses to achieve extra-ordinary results in every corner of their life. Contact Janet to get the results YOU WANT in your life.

YOU CHOOSE!

Choose your results for YOU and DREAM BIG !

About the book “How to Get Anything You Want – Just Like That !”

It is a comprehensive book which you immediately get a feel is the author Janet Poole’s work of art. You can feel her passion, dedication and commitment to sharing what she teaches in the book. You know when a book just feels like a good friend rather than an academic study that you have to become a student for.

Its comprehensiveness is brilliant if you are looking to get immersed in spiritual and personal development. It felt like you could go from 0-60 very easily and speedily with this book by your side. It covers a wide range of subjects and areas for you to work on. I felt that it would be one of those books you would have as a compendium for creating a deeper relationship with yourself and understanding how to live more joyously while creating consciously.

~~ Sarupa Shah – Birds on the Blog

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This is Janet Poole; I believe in finding better ways to live your life and grow your business.

I believe in sharing those ideas!

Better Ways. More Freedom.

Not Achieving Your Goal? 4 Simple Steps to FREE YOU from Old Habits (Reason #2)

Reason #2: Do you CHANGE YOUR HABITS when you create a new goal?

ACTION CAN BE SCARY - THAT'S A GOOD SIGN !
ACTION CAN BE SCARY – THAT’S A GOOD SIGN !

It’s no wonder we keep getting the same results and NOTHING changes.

Then we get grumpy and give up.

Most people create a goal but change NONE of their current habits or actions!

Old, unwanted habits imprison you in your old life.

“Things do not change; we change.”
~~Henry David Thoreau

(This is article #2 in the series Not Achieving Your Goal? Check out these 5 Life-changing Reasons. Reason #1: Your goal may be the wrong one!)

What can you do? 4 Steps

If you want to achieve your goal, follow these 4 steps all the way to the end – including # 4.

Do this simple exercise to change your habits into EFFECTIVE HABITS and get results you want! Following these steps is your first ACTION : )

1) Look at what you DO in your day.
To discover that look at your current results. List those RESULTS you DON’T want and would like to change.

2) List the results you DO WANT alongside those unwanted results.
I urge you to do this – you’ll see how freeing it is. Whatever you list there, you CAN have.

3) Contemplate ACTIONS you can take to achieve those new wanted results, actions that take you towards your goal.

Note: You might find yourself resisting these actions because they’ll be new and uncomfortable.
Good!
That’s a great sign you have a worthwhile goal, it’s also a sign to keep going.

A new direction is often scary.

“One ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.”

~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

4) COMMIT to applying at least one or two of these new actions if you want to achieve your goal.
Commitment is a must – even if it’s a small action, do it.
It’s how you’ll start changing your habits and get the results you want.

You’ll be expanding and breaking free!

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