Our Natural Urge to Gamble

No matter how good or bad our circumstances, deep down inside we all believe we’re capable of doing better.

In fact it’s better than that; we have a natural urge to bet on ourselves, to bet on our own unique creative potentials.

Think about it… you have

  • a natural urge to demonstrate faith in yourself
  • to act with courage
  • to gamble on or take a chance on your own abilities.

That’s because you’re designed to do that.

If all the time, money, resources and skills were available to you and fear wasn’t an issue, you’d take a chance on you wouldn’t you?

You certainly would because it feels exciting.

You’d feel ALIVE!

But what do most of us do instead?

We suppress the urge and play it safe hoping that somehow, without stepping out of our comfort zone, life will become more meaningful and rewarding.

Here is the downside of refusing to take a chance on ourselves and act with courage

This is Janet Poole and I believe in learning how to use the infinite, high performance machine we call our mind so that we can discover our true potential, get out of the box and live a life of love & freedom!

I believe in finding better ways to grow your business and live your greatest life.

I have searched the world to find the best ways to understand how to use your mind, grow as a person, achieve permanent change and live your wildest dreams — I have found it in the program THINKING INTO RESULTS.

Better Ways. More Freedom.

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What does it mean when a person says, “Something is missing in my life”?

Galaxy2We tend to complicate life, when it’s actually quite simple.

“Something is missing” means a few things (read on for those) but solving it starts with ONE thing…

We LOVE goals. We are goal seeking beings. To be truly happy and fulfilled, it’s important we have a goal.

We’ve lost touch with ourselves, we’ve forgotten what we need to make us happy and keep us happy.

Without a goal, we are lost.
Without a goal we have no destination.
Without a goal, we feel empty and unfulfilled.

A goal changes it all. Seriously, filling the hole can be that simple.

Now, when I say “goal” it’s not just any goal…

…we want an OUTRAGEOUS FANTASY!

I hope that got your attention because we’ve been taught “fantasy” is just a fairytale, something you can never have… I’m here to tell you, you CAN have the FANTASY!!!

Do you think “flying” for the Wright Brothers was a fantasy? You bet it was. I’m sure you’ll agree it was an outrageous fantasy!

“I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity

to not know what can’t be done.”

~~Henry Ford

It’s my belief there’s no goal, vision or desire too big for you to live. If you ask me, I’ll say, “YES, you can have that!” (and then I’ll help you get it)

And in addition – to make it more fun – it’s best if you have NO idea HOW you’ll achieve this thing you want.

Most people want to be sure they know HOW to achieve their goal before starting out. No, please please please don’t do that. That will only hold you back – and leave you feeling like something is missing.

Forget the how. The fun is in finding out HOW and that’s the plan. We want fun.

Do you know anyone who is often irritable, angry, anxious and overworked? Possible someone who has things going wrong, finds fault with others and/or may even be ill?

These are all signs of a person without a worthwhile goal.

It makes sense. If someone is suppressing their inner urge to go for life and achieve something worthwhile, they will most likely feel irritable and possibly ill.

By contrast, when we have an awesome goal, one that engages us wholeheartedly and makes our heart sing – what time do we have for fault-finding or for illness?

Now, why do I suggest making your goal something HUGE and outrageous?

(even better if others think it’s impossible, something you’re crazy to even consider : )

Why?
Because there’s a second layer to this – the purpose of any worthwhile goal is to create and GROW.

One of our primary purposes on Earth is to GROW. And, even more fabulously, growth turns into wisdom.

“Rather than exist each day in some dull, boring habitual manner, move into action on a big idea.

Everyone is on the brink of possibility. Your responsibility is to discover what that possibility is for you.”

~~ Bob Proctor

In the same way that the FUN is in finding out how you’ll achieve your goal, your GROWTH will also come from finding out HOW to achieve your goal.

Fun…growth…wisdom all brought together. A great goal will do it!

Did you know, it’s not about achieving the goal?

It isn’t about what you acquire.

It’s about who you become as you grow. Y

ou grow intoyou become the person who achieves big things.
(which means you achieve the goal… and more!)

When you’re growing you feel truly alive, vibrant and happy. You’re living on purpose.

“The science of neuroplasticity has found strong evidence as to why new knowledge and experiences keep us healthy and happy.

It seems that new mental activities – preferably ones we enjoy – keep our brain younger by maintaining our ability to pay attention and to learn new information. Endlessly repeating the same activities causes us to lose those abilities.

There also seems to be a link between the state of our happiness and how many new neurons we produce. They apparently help us to see the world in new and different ways, and to recognize when we are having new experiences.

 If our world looks the same every day, it’s depressing.

~~ Janet Poole – Excerpt from “How to Get Anything You Want – Just Like That!”

If someone has no goal, they WILL feel something is missing.

Why?

They are not growing.

To be happy and fulfilled we must be GROWING!

PS. If you’re someone who has no idea what you want, but you know it’s something – please understand that is completely normal, and that there is a way through that!

PPS. When you aren’t growing you’re also stifling your natural urge to create and to use your own natural abilities and talents – those same talents that stay hidden in most people their whole life.

And remember, most people think being “creative” is something an artist does. No. Creating is anything that is new for you, that’s all.

Go for it and never hold back!

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Finding Times Tough? 2 Easy and Effective Steps to Start Your Happy Life

7 Things Happy People Do – They Create in Their Own Unique Way

Are Other People’s Dreams More Important Than Yours?

Your Playing Small Does Not Serve the World

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.

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.

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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About the Financial Survival Network:

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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.

What Readers Are Saying:

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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This is Janet Poole and I believe it’s not about changing you; it’s about CELEBRATING WHO YOU ARE!

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.

When you know your WHY you can take your business from good to great in a single day.

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What Do You See in The Mirror – Is This The Reason You’re Not Achieving Your Goal?

CHANGE FROM THE INSIDE OUT
CHANGE FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Your confidence will soar as you start to see you CAN have what you want.

You can do it.

Today… 2 more reasons you’re not achieving your goal.

REASON #3

Reading That Liberating Book Only Once

“Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.”

~~ Earl Nightingale

Remember, it’s highly probable you have entrenched HABITS (programming) to follow orders, put everyone else first and put your dream last !

And therefore, your subconscious programming will be keeping your life PREDICTABLE and safe.

It’s up to you to break out and exercise your free will.

But first, so we’re clear — what’s the definition of a HABIT?

A habit is something you do BEFORE YOU EVEN THINK about it. Scary or superb?

Which means, unless your current habits and beliefs endorse getting what you want … FORGET IT.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

1. Read personal development books & listen to CDs several times (repetition)

If you’re wanting to leave behind mediocrity and DO what you love — you’ll need to read the information over and over (and over) if you want to start living it.

The idea you’re drawn to is seeking expression — in you.

What you read is not a coincidence, but reading it once is not enough.

“Constant repetition carries conviction.”

~~ Robert Collier (1885-1950)

 

2. Take notes as you read (more repetition)

When you note new ideas you get more repetition. You’ll embrace the ideas and start living them.

Do this simple technique I’ve done for years:

  • Fold a clean sheet of paper in half and place it in the book
  • Have a pen or pencil handy
  • Write out those tempting ideas and note the page number
  • Store it in the book

You’ll form a quick reference to all that inspiration and I often refer to my genius notes. Take more notes when you re-read the book.

3. Create affirmations from these new ideas, and say them slowly every morning and before sleep.

Do this for 30 days straight — at least.

Allow the words of the affirmation to fill you with excitement — if they don’t, create new ones. They must inspire you.

How does repetition work?

Repetition replaces those old limiting habits and beliefs in your subconscious mind e.g. the ones that say, “you can’t.”

Tried “positive thinking” and find it doesn’t work? It’s because the beliefs and habits in your subconscious mind are too strong — they dominate.

Deep down most people have programming that blocks them from breaking free — often because of what others may say or that they may fail.

Do you hold back, conform and stay safe?

The secret is the more often you see a tempting, liberating idea, the more likely you’ll get the courage to apply it.

“Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.”

~~ Norman Vincent Peale (1898 – 1993)

Repetition drives you to action.

With repetition you more fully grasp concepts such as the power of YOUR thought and you CAN have what you want, which sparks your imagination. You get excited as you start seeing this is possible.

It does work…

When readers write to me overjoyed about living life on their own terms and their out-of-the-blue magic, I always ask how many times they’ve read my book.

Their answer is almost always that they’ve read it twice, three times and are continuing to do so.

No coincidence.

So Remember…

Repetition will reprogram your subconscious mind with glorious possibilities.

REASON #4

How Strong is Your Opinion of Yourself?

STRONG ENOUGH?
STRONG ENOUGH?

Your life is a reflection of your self image

I invite you to take a look around.

What do you see? It’s interesting when you know your life is a reflection of what you think of yourself.

“A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success in life.”

~~Dr. Joyce Brothers (Psychologist & television personality b. 1927)

What we see can ALWAYS be improved.

You’re always evolving.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

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