How to get back on track: Part 13

Welcome to part 13 in this series to get “back on track” with your health, exercise, spending more time with your kids, or whatever you’d like to get “back on track” with. Following the steps, step by step, will help you get back on track with anything from your...

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How I got my accounts and my belt back on track: Part 01

  Hi, I hope this finds you well and happy! I'm writing you a short series on practical ways to achieve your goals. It promises to be to-the-point, original and applicable - so let's get going. In today's delivery I'll sketch the two real problems I faced recently;...

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Assumptions

ASSUMPTIONS As true as the saying ‘Assumptions is the mother of all screw-ups’ may be, what makes it a little tricky is that assumptions rarely come dressed up as assumptions; they come dressed up as ‘the truth’ and ‘I know’. Let me give you an example. Last week I...

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Mandela, Obama, and death

30 June 2013 I’m writing this from Port Elizabeth in South Africa, on my way to Umtata in the beautiful east coast of South Africa to do some corporate work this week.  The last time I visited this part of the world was almost 40 years ago and I’m excited to see it...

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Appreciation … a blessing or a curse?

How comfortable are you with receiving appreciation?  I thought I was – after years of practice! – until this week when my phone rang.  I saw who it was: someone that I recently got to know and with whom I'm really enjoying a connection with. You know when...

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Is anything really possible?

Do you ever wonder if everything is really possible? Do you believe that ‘stuff just happens’ and is it your experience that life is something that happens ‘TO' you’? Do you think that ‘anything is possible’ means that you must be able to do everything? Of course I...

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Why you have to say ‘NO’ to say ‘YES’

Let me explain. Saying 'Yes' to life is a FABULOUS idea. Saying 'Yes' to new adventures, ditto. And, sometimes flat-out saying 'No' may be the way to go to actually say an utter and resounding 'Yes' to yourself, to your values, your Higher Self, your calling, your...

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Luck has nothing to do with it

I’m currently visiting friends just outside of Uki in Northern New South Wales in Australia – here is my view as I’m writing this: I’ve just run the first ever Creating Wealth From the Inside Out’ workshop in Sydney, based on the principles of my very successful Money...

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Life reminders going up Mount Warning in Australia

I recently went up Mount Warning just outside of Northern New South Wales, Autralia, with a friend. We got up at 2:30am to be there for sunrise, and what a spectacularly beautiful picture awaited us when the sun make its appearance just after 5:30am! On our walk and...

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The Man at the Traffic lights

Here in South Africa it’s common for people to sell things at traffic lights or beg for money.  What’s changed in recent years is that there are now also white people doing this – when in the apartheid past, this was almost exclusively the domain of black people. Most...

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Red Marbles

I was at the corner grocery store buying some new potatoes. I noticed a small boy, delicate of bone and feature, ragged but clean,hungrily apprising a basket of freshly picked green peas. I paid for my potatoes but was also drawn to the display of fresh green peas. I...

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Do you also argue for your limitations?

At a recent group lunch I sat next to Susan, a woman in her 50’s (she told, I didn’t ask!). We’d never met but I was told beforehand by one of her friends that she was a very talented artist who created extraordinary paintings and beautiful jewellery. Over delicious...

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The ABC of NOT Getting What You Want

THE ABC OF NOT GETTING WHAT YOU WANT If you already have all the money, peace, love, happiness and health in your life that you’d like to have then you’re probably already familiar with what follows. If however there are some areas of your life that are not quite yet...

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My last post for 2011 (I think!)

For some reason I’ve been putting off writing this for the last couple of days now and suddenly, a few hours before midnight here in the USA, I found the words.  Or rather, they found me. I’m heading back to London next week and am excited about the 6 training events...

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Just how many ‘next times’ do you think you have left?

Every year my dad sends my brother, my sisters and me a New Year’s message. Both my brother and I have lived abroad for many years now and we’re both heading out to South Africa next year to be together as a family, so in this year’s message my dad shared how excited...

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Stopping to smell the Roses

9 Dec 2011 My trip around the world is coming to an end soon and I’ll be back in London in January for a few weeks, before I head out to York for the EFT Community Gathering, Scotland to run a few workshops and then South Africa to spend time with friends and family...

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Walking down the street

  I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost...I am hopeless. It isn't my fault. It takes forever to find a way out. I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend I don't see it. I fall in again. I...

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Over The Rainbow

It’s good to dream… because your imagination is all there is! And ... saying goodbye to a big man. Somewhere over the rainbow Way up high, There's a land that I heard of Once in a lullaby. Somewhere over the rainbow Skies are blue, And the dreams that you dare to...

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Nobody is Coming

I’m writing this from New Jersey in the USA where I’m visiting my brother and his family. My last month in Australia was rich, full and rewarding, with numerous exciting miracles (“an extremely outstanding or unusual event, thing, or accomplishment”); I created 3...

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A Holistic Approach to Well-being Part 1: The Body

In a recent article, The danger of positive thinking (that no-one tells you about), I promised more details on my holistic approach to working through stuff towards feeling better. This (Part 1) focuses on the body; parts 2 & 3 on mind and spirit. Most of us live in a...

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An inspirational story

I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I walked to the door and knocked.. 'Just a minute', answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor. After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in...

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The danger of positive thinking (that no-one tells you about)

Now you may wonder how on earth positive thinking can be dangerous?!  Read on to find out about an aspect of ‘self-help’ that is rarely talked about even though it causes a lot of people a huge amount of unnecessary pain and despair. If you’re someone that is usually...

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Why you may not want to get too excited (but I DO!)

A few weeks ago at the EFT conference in Birmingham I’d arranged to call someone on Skype at 6pm. Because I had no internet connection in my room I packed up my laptop, went down to the lobby and found a quiet corner. I was super excited about making the call because...

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What makes Matrix Reimprinting so effective

One of the great things about being a presenter is that you get to hang out ‘behind the scenes’ with the other presenters. During the recent EFT Dutch Masterclass in Deurne, Holland I got to spend time with Karl Dawson who invented/discovered Matrix Reimprinting with...

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Is what you do still an accurate expression of who you are?

12 May I arrived in Ireland yesterday to co-lead a men's training event. Last month I spent a wonderful month in South Africa with friends and family and also got to co-lead training events in Cape Town and Johannesburg and then, on my return to the UK, I facilitated...

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My father planted trees

My Father Planted Trees My father was a working man; he worked hard all his life He taught me how to fish and hunt and the sharp end of the knife When his anger hardened him he drove me to my knees But when he listened to his soul, my father planted trees. He grew up...

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Empowerment: Keep it Simple Part 1: Blaming others

Blaming others is great if you want to give your power away and get or stay stuck.  It's great because you get to remain a victim and powerless, so it gets you off the hook from taking responsibility for your life.  You may even enjoy the illusion of power that comes...

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The Law of the Mind (Part 3 of 4)

I get to meet amazing people from all walks of life. Some people love what they do, some know a lot about what they do, some are very good at it, and some are great in communicating that to other who do not have their level of knowledge in a way that is not only easy...

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Where is Matt? (35 million views and counting…)

I just watched this (again) and I wondered (again) why it is that I get tearful when I do. Is it the happiness, the connection, the wonder and beauty of people doing things together, having fun together, being together? Is it my longing to travel more? To connect...

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Working On (not In) Your Business (Part 1 of 4)

I get to meet amazing people from all walks of life. Some people love what they do, some know a lot about what they do, some are very good at it, and some are great in communicating that to others Alastair Morrison is such a man. I recently asked Alastair, who...

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How talking to your partner can harm your relationship

Do you sometimes, in trying to help someone in conversation, only seem to make matters worse?  Not sure what to say during those awkward moments, how to say it, or when to say nothing at all?  Do you avoid telling your partner how you really feel (even if they ask)...

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Is Common Sense really dead?

An Obituary printed in the London Times Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be...

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Sometimes life just sucks!

Someone asked me this morning why I've not sent out this newsletter recently.  Truth be told, the last few months have been a time of intense personal questioning for me; if it is a midlife crisis it's certainly not my first one! Now I could say that I find these...

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14 years in the making and persistence paid off yet again

I arrived at Heathrow airport on an overnight flight from Cape Town on 7 March 1996; a grey, drizzly and chilly morning.  I remember looking out the South African Airways Boeing window thinking 'Wow, I never knew it would be so green!' Since then I've visited 27...

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Free support for cancer patients and their carers

Just in from my friends Sue and Emma from The EFT Centre: A wonderful FREE opportunity for anyone involved in any way with cancer, either as a practitioner or a sufferer or carer Our colleague, Lindsay Kenny, in the US, is offering this exciting tele-seminar series to...

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I really, really, really didn’t want to let it go

When Kristian started as my assistant earlier this year I bought him a new laptop.  I noticed that it had a newer version of Windows than my own laptop and that the keyboard layout was different.  I used it once or twice and decided that I didn’t like it – I much...

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What you focus on expands

Think you can count?  Try this out for fun: Now just think:  what are you focussed on right now, in your life, in relationships, health and wellbeing and business? Is it what you want to be focussing on, now knowing that by focussing on that you're missing out on...

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