Friday, December 30, 2011

Rules of Happiness - Follow Your Bliss

“When you follow your bliss, doors will open
where you would not have thought there
would be doors; and where there wouldn't be
a door for anyone else.” – Joseph Campbell

In life, it’s easy to end up in the “wrong place.”

We’re doing a job we hate. We’re living with people we
dislike. We’re keeping secrets, when we’d rather be open and

We get stuck and don’t feel authentic, because we’re not
truly doing what we want.

Does that sound like you?

If so, you need to find what makes you truly happy.

American mythologist Joseph Campbell summed up that
process of seeking your own true happiness and authenticity
in three simple words: “Follow your bliss.”

Sometimes in life, we all stray and lose direction. We’re halfway
up a ladder we didn’t want to climb, rather than at the
bottom of one that we do. By not following our bliss, we
permanently limit our happiness and stop ourselves truly
enjoying our lives.

Are you following your bliss?

One thing bliss is not – and that’s money.

Bliss is what you’re doing when you’re wrapped up in the
moment. When you’re so thrilled just to be doing it, it ceases
even to be work anymore. Your bliss occurs when you’re
living in the moment, and time doesn’t really matter

My bliss is helping to run a number of really big businesses,
while teaching self-development. In fact, I love it so much
that I’m typing this rule while on holiday in Thailand. It’s not
for the money, it’s for the pleasure. I’m immersed in my own

So, what’s YOUR bliss?

You may love teaching tube surfing on the beaches of
Australia. Or running your own small accountancy firm. Or
helping teenagers discover and appreciate the world of art.

When you were a child, and played with a kite, you were
immersed in your bliss.

As an adult, what makes you feel like that again? And how
can you increase that in your life?

Follow your bliss.

You know, I have a theory that absolutely everyone in life
knows what they need to do in order to become happy. It’s
just that most aren’t brave enough to take the steps to do it.

So, that’s your challenge.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Rules of Happiness - Be Grateful

“If the only prayer you ever say in your
entire life is thank you, it will be enough.”
- Meister Eckhardt

We live in a fast-paced, microwave, drive-thru, Buy-It-Now

It’s a society that has forgotten to be truly grateful for the
things around it. We only tend to be grateful for things when
we no longer have them.

Think of the sense of relief you gain when you just get over an
illness, and are so thankful that your turbulent tummy has
now settled. Consider how appreciative you are when those
tests come back clear. Or when the speeding camera doesn’t
flash. Or when you finally find your lost child in the

These are the moments in life when we realise how blessed
we truly are.

Yet how many of us truly appreciate that on a day-to-day

My guess is very few of us. We only become grateful of things
when we think we don’t have them.

But here’s the thing: by counting our blessings every day, in a
very literal way, we become happier people. Research across
the globe in countless studies has proven this over and over

So, when was the last time YOU were truly grateful?

Think of all the wonderful things you have to be grateful for
right now. It could be your family. Or your health. Maybe
your home. Your friends. Your brain. Your heart. Your
spirit. Even your DVD collection.

We’ve all got amazing things in our own lives that make us
smile with joy. Things that bring a secret, loving tear to our

And if we can only learn to count these blessings every day,
we’ll discover a true happiness and greater appreciation of
the beautiful world we surround ourselves with.

So, if you can, make that part of your daily ritual. Count your
blessings, briefly in the morning, and briefly at night. Then
smile at the world for sending such great things your way.


Friday, November 25, 2011

Rules of Happiness - Be More Social

“Let us be grateful to people who make us
happy, they are the charming gardeners who
make our souls blossom.” - Marcel Proust

It turns out that Michael Caine was right all along.

Playing Scrooge in the Muppets Christmas Carol, he sang: “If
you want to know the measure of a man, you simply count
his friends!”

Countless studies on the science of happiness have turned up
one single characteristic of the happiest and most successful
people in society.

They have a large social network!

Lots of friends. Lots of colleagues. Lots of people they call
just to banter with for 10 minutes.

How many friends are stored in your cell phone?

One shortcut to becoming happier – quickly – is to simply
make more friends.

Be proactive about it. Don’t just wait for interesting people to
stumble into your life. Join a local dance group. Discover a
book club. Try randomly chatting with strangers in your
nearest cafe.

Get yourself listed on social networking sites, such as
Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Hi5 – and join the online groups
that share your interests. Subscribe to the many friendshiponly
sites springing up in big cities. Get out there!

Making friends isn’t that difficult. You just need to make
the effort.

Here are some tips.

Firstly, make yourself an attractive friend. Don’t begrudge
buying a coffee occasionally. Don’t have “attitude.” Don’t
spend your time moaning. Nobody likes negativity. Keep a
smile on your face – while being yourself.

Secondly, make an effort, even when they don’t. Sometimes
people are reserved in the early stages of friendship, and
need that extra push before a real connection can be
established. Be the one to make that move. If it doesn’t work
out, it’s their loss. Move on.

Throughout it all, however, make sure you play the numbers

Don’t stop when you have one or two extra friends. Keep
going and going. Expand your social circle as far as you can.

Be the person that walks through town and bumps into a
dozen friends.

Remember, the happiest people are those that have the
largest social circles.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Rules of Happiness - Love More!

“Love and kindness are never wasted. They
always make a difference. They bless the
one who receives them, and they bless you,
the giver.” – Barbara De Angelis

American spiritual master Lester Levenson was given just
days to live.

The doctors had little hope for his failing heart. But,
surviving a few days longer than expected, Lester turned to
consider what life was all really about.

He concluded that life was about happiness, freedom. These
were the things he needed to pursue.

But what granted him the most freedom and happiness in

Lester instantly felt that the answer was love. And when his
many girlfriends expressed their love for him in public,
certainly he felt a wave of happiness.

Yet it was fleeting. Momentary.

Then he realised that he felt the most happy in life – when
he was the one giving the love!

The more he loved his girlfriend, the happier he became.
The more he loved the world around him, the happier he
became. The more he loved even his enemies, the happier he

And best of all, HE could control the amount of love he gave
– and thereby control the amount of happiness he

Think about it for a moment. Doesn’t that ring true for you?

Don’t you feel happier when you are loving more?

I’m not talking about the clingy, relationship love that most
people are well-aware of. But rather an open, giving, warm
love. An all-accepting love, like that of a mother for her
child, or a child for his puppy.

So, can you simply begin to love more?

For absolutely no reason at all. Just for fun. Love the whole
world more.

Love your family for being as maddening as they are. Love
the beautiful green trees around you as you take your daily
stroll. Love your friends for all of their strengths and weaknesses.
Simply, love more.

Even your enemies, or that rude guy that insulted you this
very morning. Remember, if you’d travelled in their footsteps
and had their experiences in life right to that very moment,
whatever they just did would make perfect sense to you.
Accept it, and give them a little love, because they might just
need it.

Go through everyone you know – and in your own mind,
offer them a little love. Keep that open heart as you walk
around during your day.

Because, as the Beatles suggested, love might just be all you


Sunday, October 23, 2011


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Rules of Happiness - Appreciate Both Sides of the Coin

“You don’t know when you’ve hit a peak
until you’re coming down. And you don’t
know when you’ve hit a trough until you’re
climbing out. It’s all good” – David Brent

The world is crammed full of “opposites.”

In order to have hot, you must have cold. In order to have
light, you must also have dark. In order to have up, you must
have down.

Right? They’re opposites. One can’t really exist without the

In fact, they’re actually “pairs.” Without each other, neither
can exist. It just doesn’t make sense. You can’t have up
without down.

We all understand that now.

But how many times do we try to cram our lives with
happiness – and remove every last drop of sadness?

The truth is that in order for you to experience true
happiness in your life, you must experience sadness. It’s
required. Without sadness, we really can’t even understand
what happiness is.

Yet how many of us struggle and fight against sadness when it
comes into our lives?

We think that we should ONLY be experiencing the good,
the positive, the happy. We MUST be thinking positively at
all times. And if we don’t, we blame ourselves for failing.

Is this a realistic way to live your life? Are YOU addicted to
only experiencing the “good” in life?

Are you TRULY embracing the “duality” of your life

Remember, you cannot throw only the heads side of a coin.
The tails side always goes with it. In order to have happiness,
you must also experience sadness. If you wish, consider it a
“credit” toward future happiness.

Dolly Parton describes it much more eloquently: “If you
want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain.”

In other words, and quite simply: It’s all good.

Stop judging individual experiences, and how “good” or
“bad” they are. Just enjoy and embrace all your life adventures.
And when seemingly negative things happen,
remember that it’s just the duality of life. It’s just the other
side of the coin. It’s required. It’s part of the equation.


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Rules of Happiness - Say Yes More

“I will say yes to every favour, request,
suggestion and invitation. I will swear
to say yes where once I would say no.”
– Danny Wallace

“No!” is a wonderful word.

It’s powerful, it’s universally understood, and it stops
everything in its tracks. By saying no, you’re instantly
slamming the door and holding it shut, ensuring nothing else
gets through.

But how many of us say “No!” way too often?

You see, “No” really holds us back in life. It closes us off to
many of life’s wonderful experiences, and causes us to resist
what happens around us.

When we say no, we’re swimming against the current. When
we say yes, we’re swimming with the current.

Which do you think is easiest? Which produces less stress?
Which is faster, and more enjoyable?

We say “NO!” to life’s funny randomness, when a passing bus
splashes rainwater all over our new jeans. We shout “NO!” to
our emotions, resisting and fighting grief, when our pet rat
passes away. We yell “NO!” when we don’t get that
promotion, which we’d been working so hard to achieve.

Long story short: we say NO to everything, too often.

We fight against what happens to us in life, rather than
allowing it to be as it is. We resist it, rather than accepting it.
We say “No!” rather than saying “Yes” – or even just “Okay.”

By saying “Yes!” more to life, we go with the flow. Things
become more enjoyable and positive, less stressful and
anxious, and often the situation turns out for the better


And what about saying “Yes!” more socially too? Say “Yes!”
when you’re invited to that party. Say “Yes!” when you’re
asked if you’d like lunch with the boys. Say “Yes!” when
you’ve asked to go on that speed dating night, which you
wouldn’t normally even consider.

(That’s what Danny Wallace did in his great comedy cum
self-help book “Yes Man.” He said yes more. It changed his

So, if you’d like to flow more with the current of life... If
you’d like to inject a little more excitement into your day... If
you’d like to enjoy the random twist and turns of fate...


The Australians call it a “bias for yes.” The Spanish say “Si a
todo.” Buddhists describe it as flowing with the river of life.

Try it out, even if just for a week. It’ll change your world.


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Promise Yourself

Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet
To make all your friends feel like there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and expect only the best
To be just as enthusiastic about success of others as you are about your own
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on the greater achievements of the future
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living person you meet a smile
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, and too strong for fear, and to happy to permit the presence of trouble 

The Optimist Creed

Friday, September 2, 2011

A to Z of Motivation

Avoid Negative Thoughts, People, Things and Habits.

Believe in yourself.

Consider things from every angle and others points of view.

Dare to Dream and Dream Big

Energy, Excitement and Enthusiaism is in your blood.

Family and Friends are hidden treasures; enjoy these riches.

Give more than you planned to.

Have a good sense of humour.

Ignore Criticism, Ridicule and Discouragement from others.

Jump on Problems because they are Opportunities in disguise.

Keep up the good work however hard it may seem.

Love yourself, just as you are.

Make Impossibility a Possibility.

Never lie, cheat or steal, always strike a fair deal.

Open your eyes and see things as they really are.

Prefect Practice makes you perfect.

Quitters never Win and Winners never Quit.

Reward yourself for every small success and achievement.

Stop Wasting your Time and Procrastinating important Goals.

Take control of your Life and your Goals.

Understand so that you could Understood.

Visualize your Goals and Dreams everyday.

Win over your own weaknesses and make them as your Strengths.

Xccelerate your efforts

Yes Yes YesYes you Can and You Will…!

Zap your Stress and Enjoy your Life..

Saturday, August 27, 2011

What Can a Man Believe?

In every human being, whether emperor or cowboy, prince or
pauper, philosopher or slave, there is a mysterious something
which he neither understands nor controls. It may lie dormant
for so long as to be almost forgotten; it may be so repressed
that the man supposes it is dead. 
But one night he is alone in the desert under the starry sky;
one day he stands with bowed
head and damp eyes beside an open grave; or there comes an
hour when he clings with desperate instinct to the wet rail of a
storm - tossed boat, and suddenly out of the forgotten depths of
his being this mysterious something leaps forth. It over - reaches
habit; it pushes aside reason, and with a voice that will not be
denied it cries out its questionings and its prayer.

What Can a Man Believe?, Barton

Monday, August 15, 2011

Real Women Have Curves  

Real women have curves, wrinkles, and flaws.

Each one earned with experience, 
 perseverance and determination.
There's no computer to airbrush your
Let them make you who you are.
Love every mark, every scar, every extra 
curve you wished to go away,
Accept what you can't learn to love,
Then let go of what you can't accept.
Treasure them for their memories
Like a worn love letter or ratty old quilt from 
generations of old.
Each wrinkle comes with the wisdom only
 years of life can give.
And life is not to be hidden or covered up.
For life is how a girl grows into a woman
And real women have curves.

By Anonymous

 Spread Your Wings 

Close your eyes, open your heart

concentrate hard, get ready to start.
It is almost time to lift off and fly.
Believe in yourself and you'll fly very high.
Open your wings, spread them out
This is what flying is all about.
I know you can make it through this test.
Come on now. Do your best.
Now that you can fly and soar,
you can enter that successful door.
You've spread your wings and lifted your voice.
It's now time for others to make the right choice.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are

more blessed than the million who will not survive the week.

If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof

over your head, and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75 percent of this world.

If you have money in the bank or in your wallet, you are among the

top 8 percent ofthe world’s wealthy.

If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly

thankful, you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.

—Author unknown