Mike Dooley said that and he was absolutely right! Having it all, what ever that means to you, is really quite simple. All you have to do is follow this simple formula: The thoughts we think create the way we feel; the way we feel creates the way we act; and the way we act gives us the results we get with our lives. Combine this with focusing on the end result and not the "hows," and you have a winning combination. Oh sure, there will be bumps along the road, but life was never meant to be easy. Simple yes, easy no. Besides, if life were easy you'd never enjoy the moment of your success! Now, read that formula again and then apply it. Simple as Algebra. Wait, I hated algebra. Well, you know what I mean!
As modern humans we often let our mind be the determining factor of our actions. But the mind is really just a data processor that takes in all the data from our five senses, mixes them with memories and then calculates an output. If all we do each and every time is act on the mind's output alone, we'll miss a huge part of why we're here - relationships and connections. Is there someone you feel as if you should reach out to today? Maybe someone is hurting, or perhaps you had a disagreement with someone. Reach out to them today, right now! Start by saying I'm sorry or I love you, and you'll see that they are more than ready to hear from you. Remember, giving starts the receiving process.
Hello everyone! Mike Arend here, founder of Infinite Success Academy, Author of "You're The One - an adventure into truth" and, the Soul Mechanic.
You may have noticed that some of my posts have been rather hap-hazard lately and that's because I just got back from a three week trip to Germany. The purpose of the trip was to visit family and speak at a "Find Your Flow" conference in Basel Switzerland near the end of the trip.
I was excited to have been chosen to speak in Basel because there were many well known, both European and North American, gurus speaking there including one of my mentors Neale Donald Walsch.
However, when I applied to be a speaker there I didn't realize what the process entailed for selection. I had submitted a video, but it turns out the organizers of the event posted them online and had people vote on which one they liked the best - American Idol style.
After much Soul searching, I decided to not participate. You may find this counter productive for me, but I had made a decision about 10 years ago that I no longer wanted to come from a place of competition, but from a place of creativity. Now, lest you think I'm no longer competitive and wonder how I get things done, let me assure you, I am still fiercely competitive, but only with myself.
I believe that competition between others only serves the "little" me, my Ego. This Ego is such a hearty task master and it will quickly overtake your life if you let it. It wants to be in charge, squashing anyone or anything in it's path, including you. The Ego isolates, the True Self unites. When the fulfillment of someone else's desires starts to feel as good as when you are fulfilling your own, you know you are traveling the path of expanded consciousness, not the Ego.
In life, we all know that Egos clash and there is so much energy expended to protect the personalities we have created. But these personalities are not who we are. You see, you can never really succeed at the level of the Ego. Oh sure, you can point to those that have, but their success is fleeting and will never last. Inevitably they will destroy themselves.
The Ego has a limited perspective. We must see ourselves as we really are, someone that can manifest anything they desire when coming from our True Selves. Once we come from this place, a place of creativity, we narrow the gap between ourselves and others. The Ego only widens this gap and encourages us to feel separate from others.
Perhaps you can now see the irony of a spiritual event running a competition to see who will, or will not speak at their event. I just couldn't bring myself to stand on that stage and talk about oneness, and feel I had participated in a competition that did nothing but separate me from someone else. No worries, there will be other events to speak at, although I dearly wanted to meet Neale.
Creativity is where we need to focus, not competition. Don't get me wrong, we need competition, but we need only compete with ourselves, not with others. Forget about useless comparisons with anyone else but yourself. Each one of us is unique and has their own filtered perception on the world. How could you honestly expect to "Be" like anyone else?
Rejoice in you and create your own reality. Drive yourself to succeed at what "you" want. Compete with yourself to constantly improve, because after all you're here to become "your" greatest version, not anyone else's idea of who you are.
You've been listening to the Soul Mechanic and it's been my absolute pleasure to serve you. Sending you Love, Happiness, and Abundance. Now, and always.
Bye for now!
Hello everyone! Mike Arend here, founder of Infinite Success Academy, author of the soon to be released book "You're The One - an adventure into truth" and, the Soul Mechanic.
"Worrying is like a rocking chair - it gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere."
Worry. We all do it to a certain degree, but what is it anyway? Wikipedia defines like this:
"Give way to anxiety or unease; allow one's mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles."
It's really just a form of anxiety, which when left unchecked becomes stress. But stress, the father of both worry and anxiety, doesn't exist in the physical world. If I ask you to go out and get me a bucket of stress, what would you come back with? Now, you may stress out that you couldn't find any stress, but stress is not a physical thing so that means it must be a mental image of something.
OK, so now we're getting somewhere. Our minds spend most of their time trying to protect us from harm, that's it's number one priority. So when we don't suffer from physical danger (thankfully today most of us don't on a regular basis) the mind needs to make some of the far lesser things more important and "seem" like danger. In strides worry, followed by anxiety, and then finally stress.
So what can we do? Worry really starts when we feel that we no longer have control over the outcome of something so since control is at the root of worry, I try to follow this simple plan that usually stems the tide of excessive worry:
I ask myself the following question, "Do I have control over the situation that has arisen?" If the answer is "yes", then there is no need to worry because I have control and can directly affect the outcome.
If the answer is "no," I do not have control, then again there is no need to worry because I have no control over the situation. In both cases worry is useless and can do nothing to solve your problem let alone the problems of others. Now, if I could solve my own or others problems just by worrying, I'd be worrying all the time! But it can't, so it makes no sense for me to worry.
When we allow our minds to be taken over with worry it comes up with all kinds of scenarios, and almost all of them aren't even plausible. Things are very rarely as bad as they seem or that we make them out to be, so all that worry has gotten you no where, just like you were sitting in a rocking chair.
You've been listening to the Soul Mechanic and it's been my absolute pleasure to serve you, sending you Love, Happiness, and Abundance. Now, and always.
Bye for now!
Mike is an author, speaker, coach and podcaster that is on a journey to become his greatest version. His mission is to help others become their greatest version's along the way and raise the vibrational frequency of the Earth as much as he can. Mike is also a Brendon Burchard "Experts Academy" graduate, a certified "Infinite Possibilities" Trainer and a certified Strategic Life Coach.