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Becoming a Highly Effective Person Challenge – Week 2

Thailand 123How did your first week of the challenge go? Did you stick to drinking a glass of nice filtered or mineral water with a pinch of amazing Himalayan or sea salt first thing in the morning? It is just fine if you forgot to here and there, we get busy and developing new talents takes a little time. Great job on sticking to the challenge and taking the first step to becoming a highly effective individual.

My progress was good, I remember to drink the water everyday. I almost forgot one day and decided to make sure I don’t. How did I do it? I took a gallon glass bottle (from an apple cider), cleaned it well (with some salt and soda) and removed the label. I filled that with water and salt and put it in a place I cannot miss (near my coffee mug) along with a glass, now I cannot miss it in the morning before I reach for my coffee mug.

Was the challenge easy for you? Or do you already drink water every morning? There are a few ways to make it even better:

  1.  You can add a little bit of fresh lemon juice to the water. This will help alkalinize  your body in the morning as we tend to become a little acidic overnight and will help you reduce stress and overall increase your sense of well-being.
  2. You can add an extra glass of water. Yes, two glasses of water before you take in anything else. This is a great way to start the day all hydrated and full of minerals. Me for example, I easily forget to drink any water for half of the day so two glasses first thing will help me stay hydrated.
  3. You can stop and take five deep breaths before you drink. You can close your eyes and relax for a moment. Say thank you for the water and the amazing things it does in your body, love the way it sustains life and health. Gratitude goes a long way and taking a mini mental break before drinking your water will help you start your day happier.

Good luck to us in the next week, may it be a great one, and let’s make this first habit stick forever.

Love,

Fanya

Becoming a Highly Effective Person Challenge – Weeks 1 and 2

A very wise man once told that we love the most in others what we already have in ourselves. It was his way to help me find my passions, but this advice works on so many levels. Since I can remember, I always admired effective people. People who make a decision on the spot and follow through.Judging but the countless books, seminars, blogs, etc. out there on how to become and effective person I conclude that a significant part of the worlds’ population has it in them and are just looking for a way to let that effective personality out.

So in efforts to bring that out in me and you I am creating this challenge. I learned that changing too much at once is bound to fail because we just turn our world upside down and start feeling lost and insecure and eventually go back to our old ways. I then decided to do this slowly, it is better if it takes months but sticks then weeks and fails. So one step at a time, over the next several months I will be slowly  introducing new habits that ultimately make me and you highly effective people for life.

It is said that it takes two weeks to break or make a habit. I, therefore, will be doing these changes in 2 week increments in hopes that each change will stick. I will then be building on the previous challenge and adding a new one in the following parts so that at no time there will be more than two changes introduced to make it easy to follow.

The first two weeks then will be an easy change, I hope. In the first two weeks, you and me, will be drinking 1 glass of filtered or mineral water first thing in the morning, before any coffee or anything else. This cup of water will have a little pinch of Himalayan or sea salt in it.

Let me give you a little background behind this change:

  • Water – we get very dehydrated during the night which causes the sluggishness in the morning, so hydrating first thing in the morning will help the body wake up and be more prepared to face a new day and all the tasks at hand. This is just one of many benefits of drinking water.
  • Filtered or mineral – tap water has chlorine and fluoride in it, both of which are poisons to the body and kill enzymes, good bacteria, decrease immune function and much more. Since we are trying to improve our function, we should probably avoid poisoning ourselves first thing in the morning. So I will stick to filtered water (I mean reverse osmosis filter), but feel free to go with mineral, well water, or other clean water.
  • Himalayan or sea salt – salt is a great source of trace minerals which improve brain function and much more. Table salt, however, is so processed that it possesses none of the health benefits, in contrary, it is harmful as it is mostly sodium chloride which causes dehydration, bloating and does not let your cells to properly absorb nutrients. Himalayan salt or sea salt, natural and unrefined, helps regulating water levels in your body, balances acidity, balances blood sugar, increases mineral intake and absorption of nutrients, and improves cellular communication (electrical communication between the cells in the body).

This seems like an easy enough change to adopt and maintain which will make a big difference already. So join me on this challenge to become highly effective people and please share your progress in the comment space below.

Lots of love,

Fanya

Have You Been Awakened? – Part 1

Did you wake up one day and wonder how you got to where you are? How did you end up in this relationship? In this dwelling? In this body? In this job? In this life? Did you just realize you’ve been aimlessly drifting with the current of life not paddling in one direction or another? Spending you time working and doing things that just keep you drifting like playing games, watching television, obsessing about other people’s lives? Do you have the incredibly strong feeling that you are not where you are supposed to be? And how did the world come to this condition where people are dying of hunger and species get extinct and you cannot trust a single item you buy in the store?

If you answered yes, congratulations! You have been awakened!

20141018_182425Awakened people, like you and me, are the ones that realize they have been drifting and are no longer happy with it, they feel like they woke up from the autopilot life and now want to change the world! There aren’t a lot of us yet, but we are here to set an example and change the world.

You might know exactly what you want to do, or be completely confused, or anywhere in between. Either way, you are already on the right track! Your mission now is to figure out what it is that you need to share with the world to make it a better place. You were born with a unique set of gifts, just like your finger prints, there is no one else in the world like you. So what is it that you are here to do? What is it that you always dreamed you will do? What are your deepest passions and desires? If you can dream it, you can accomplish it, you just need to take the first step.

To save you the countless hours I spent researching this subject, the first step you need to take is start two things. First, a list of everything that gets you crazy excited and enthusiastic. This can be ANYTHING. For me for example, one of the things that puts a smile on my face and butterflies in my stomach no matter what is growing things. If I see the progress of something I planted, or even just the thought of planting something, I have this ear to ear smile and I feel like a kid again. What is it for you that makes you feel this way? Don’t hold back, let it spill, it can be a multitude of things.

Second, start a vision board, and start it today. A vision board is a board or your wall, or anything else you can stick objects to where you collect the things you want most. So you can paint a picture of what it is that you want, or cut it out of a magazine, or take a picture and add it to the board. Next, you should see this board a couple of times a day, look at it, imagine what it would be like to have these things, feelings and all. Believe in it!

I myself am just beginning my journey and just started my vision board and this series is a way for me to share it with you and I would love to go through this journey with you, so please share your progress.

Don’t forget to be thankful, always, for everything you already have. It is easy to forget all things we got especially if we got used to them. Dig deep and be thankful. Each day I am reminded of things that I forgot to be thankful for and it feels amazing realizing that you already received so much of what you wanted. Just to share an example, I dreamed about a property, it had all these specific characteristics about the land and the house like specific flowers and trees, the size of the rooms, the vegetable garden, etc. We were looking for a house for nearly two years and not one fit the dream, but we were not ready to settle for anything less. One day I got a posting of this one house and two weeks later we bought the house of our dreams, there is not one thing that we wanted that this house did not have, not one. So dream big, believe, visualize, and be grateful and all your dreams will come true!

The Song in Your Mind

Have you ever had a song just stuck in your mind and not because it is a catchy song that is playing on the radio non-stop? Do you ever analyze why it is there and what it is trying to tell you?

I noticed for the past several months, that every morning I wake up with one song or another replying in my mind, and no I do not have a radio alarm clock. Many of these songs I haven’t heard in a long time.

I started listening to these songs, their word and meaning and started noticing they normally match where I am in life, what I think about, what I dream about and some just push me in one direction or another.

You must think I am going crazy, I will not blame you, until recently I thought so myself. But what if you wake up for weeks with Let It Go playing in your mind when you have been focusing so much on something that was not happening to the point it made you completely miserable? Or what if you wake up to One Way or Another and realize that instead of focusing on the dream or passion you hold so dear you have been obsessing on how to get there?

I believe the song in your mind, especially the persistent one, is a way for your subconscious to tell you something. Will you start listening now? Will you change your thoughts and actions and welcome the next song that is waiting to guide you? Will you sing along?

What is the song playing in your mind? Please share in the comments below.

 

 

Do you know the Secret?

20140724_120146I was fortunate enough to be directed to The Secret Film this week. Saying that this already changed my life is an understatement. The first thing that happened, I was instantly happier, without even doing anything. This was joined by even more optimism than I already had (and I am already an optimist) and then I got this great anticipation for an amazing future.

You must be wondering what the secret is. Well, in three word, law of attraction. I don’t know about you, but the first thing that popped into my head was ‘the 2004 movie?’. Apparently not. The law of attraction is all about how you can completely change your life around by changing what you think about, what you focus on. You attract what you think and more specifically what you feel most strongly about. If you focus on bad things and things that you don’t want, well, what you get is more of that. If you focus on all the things you want, you will get them. The point is, it does not discriminate, you get what you think and feel!

For example, if you focus on how you don’t want to be late, guess what, everything will happen for you to be late. On the other hand, if you focus on how you got to you destination on time, picture yourself getting there all happy five minutes early and see yourself park at that lovely spot near the entrance then that is what will happen.

The three key point are: ask, believe and receive.

First you need to ask for what you want. If you are blessed like my husband and can see in your mind everything you want so clear and realistic you will think you are already there, then you can just keep it in your mind. If you are more like me and your mind produces blurred images, create a vision board. What is a vision board? It is a board (a piece or cardboard, a blank page, the other side of a poster, your wall, whatever you can find) with pictures and items that you want. Do you want a specific car? Cut if out of the brochure/magazine/print it and stick it on your board. Do you want a house? Find/draw/print a picture of what you want and stick it on the board. Do you want money? Write yourself a cheque for that amount, write on your bank statement to show the amount that you want, create a bill with a face value of that amount and stick it on your board. You got the idea, what you want goes on the board. Now place that board somewhere where you will see it often like the ceiling in your bedroom, on the wall in your office, etc.

Second, you have to believe. Twice a day take a few minutes to look at the board and imagine yourself having everything you want. Imagine it with all the feeling you anticipate to have when you get it all. The happiness, excitement, relaxation, gratitude, love. Sit there with the ear to ear grin and just let the emotions fill you. Some things take more than others to happen. A favorite parking space being empty is a quick fix, but ridding yourself of disease might take several months. Do not get discouraged, do not lose faith, keep all your dreams in your mind, keep revisiting your vision board, and it will all happen.

The third one is quite simple, now that the time has come and you got what you wanted, don’t just sit there, act on it, follow it, take it! Some things will require your input, you will know when it happens because you will have this gut feeling or nudge to do something, stop over thinking and doubting, follow your intuition!

Now that you are well on your way, there are two more incredibly powerful tools: gratitude and visualization.

Be grateful for what you already have! When you are grateful for what you have you get more. Would you continue to do something for someone if they were never grateful for what you already done for them? I hope not, same here, be grateful for what you have and you will have more to be grateful for. Also, be grateful for what you want, give thank like it is already yours. Thank the universe for that car like it is already in your driveway.

Visualization I discussed above under my first point. Here I will say, the universe wants you to have what you want and it knows the best, fastest and easiest way to get it to you. So do not interfere by thinking “this will take forever” or “how will that even happen” or start planning all you need to do to get there and get overwhelmed. STOP, and just visualize yourself at the end of the journey, just visualize the ends not the means, let the universe deal with that part, don’t give it any ideas on how to complicate it for you. And again, give thanks like it is all already yours!

If you would like to watch the movie, which I truly recommend, it is on Netflix, or you can watch it online following this link http://thesecret.tv/. There are also books, but I did not read them so I will not discuss them, but if you read them I would love to hear your comments.

So, what is it that you want? Please share your story, what you dream about and your stories about this Secret.

Can’t wait to hear how you got everything you wanted!