Archive for April, 2013


Why Fear Limits Your Life Potential
Author: David

Have you ever felt like fear was preventing you from reaching your full potential in life? If so, you are certainly not alone because fear is one of the biggest obstacles that many people face when trying to create better life circumstances.

Below are some of the most common ways that fear can hold you back:

Fear can prevent you from making positive changes.

Sometimes fear can make even the smallest changes seem extremely uncomfortable. For example, you may be deeply dissatisfied with your job, but feel nervous or uncertain about finding and applying for a better one. Or you may have always dreamed of buying your own home but worry that the responsibility would be too much to handle.

Fear can prevent you from breaking destructive habits.

We all know that smoking, poor dietary choices, excessive alcohol and a sedentary lifestyle are a recipe for health problems, but we often gravitate toward these habits because they help numb our anxious or fearful feelings. If you have ever tried to break a bad habit like this, you know how stressful it can be because suddenly you are filled with anxiety and you don’t know how to handle it except to run back to your “pacifiers” – the very habits you are trying to break.

Fear can prevent you from taking risks.

Many of us shy away from risk because we fear negative consequences. For example, you may hesitate to invest your money because you fear losing it, or avoid starting a new relationship because you were so hurt by the last one. What most of us fail to realize is that risk can also bring great rewards. Avoiding risk may help us avoid negative possibilities but we also miss the excitement and joy that come from positive outcomes.

Fear can prevent you from pursuing your goals.

Have you ever dreamed of doing something great but were never able to push yourself to do it? Perhaps you dreamed of being a stand-up comedian but dreaded the thought of public speaking, or you desperately wanted to be a bestselling author but were too afraid to pen that novel lurking inside of you.

Fear can prevent you from expanding your life.

Social anxiety is another common way that fear can limit your potential. It may prevent you from attending networking functions so your career or business can’t grow properly, or you may avoid taking that much needed vacation to relax and explore other cultures because you fear flying or being on a cruise ship.

How to Stop Fear from Limiting Your Potential

It’s important to note that all of these fears are most often groundless. They are merely a perception that things “could” go wrong – but that doesn’t mean they will.

Rather than trying to force your way through the fear, you may find it easier to explore the many ways that fear can be effectively released from your mind, emotions, and body. When you know how to release the fear, you simply handle it as you would any minor obstacle and then continue on your way to creating the best life you possibly can.


Alternatively download the new Free ebook – 22 Powerful Tools To Transform Your Fear Into Happiness, Peace and Inspiration. ( – Crammed full of valuable tips, exercises and ideas – it could be the most important ebook you read this year.

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Is there something you want in life right now? Is it more money? Do you want a better job? Perhaps a more fulfilling relationship? A home of your own? Quit smoking? Get out of debt? Then, ask yourself these questions: Why don’t you have what you want?

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What stops you from getting what you want?Why is it so difficult to get the things you want in life?

The secret is that there is absolutely nothing preventing you from getting what you want except YOU. If you THINK there is something else outside of you that stops you from getting what you want then you’ve just killed your only chance of getting it. The truth is that you can get what you want and it all starts with setting goals.

Yes, set the goal first. The details as to how you’re going to get it will come later. Plant the seed in your mind first. That’s exactly what goals are; SEED IDEAS! And, they grow with attention and are watered by action. Once the seed idea takes root, it will flourish on its own into the very thing that you want.

If you want to start a business but don’t have two cents to scrape together, the least you can do is prepare a business plan. The same applies to buying the home of your dreams; there’s no harm in visiting show houses, choosing new furniture or deciding what your color scheme will be. If you’re stuck in a job that you hate, have you actually sat down and seriously thought about what you could do to get out of it?

But what about the non-material things in life like breaking an unwanted habit, learning to be more assertive or finding a life partner to settle down with? Well, the same rule applies; you have to first define what it is you want.

What new positive habit would you rather have instead of the old one? What kind of behavior would you need to exhibit if you wanted to be more assertive? If want to attract a particular type of person in your life, have you ever thought about what kind of person YOU need to become in order for the person of your dreams to be attracted to you?

The goal is the very first step that has to take place before anything can materialize in your life. The first step involves creating a clear, precise mental picture of exactly what you want.

Here’s a sure-fire goal-setting method that works! Do this exercise RIGHT NOW before reading further:

  1. Decide exactly what you want and when you want it
  2. Write down a simple goal statement that says exactly what you want. (Affirmations)
  3. To memorize your goal, repeat that statement over and over one hundred times. Notice how you feel. If you’re feeling excited and motivated, you can be rest assured that you will get what you want. If you have a niggling feeling that it won’t happen, change your goal, reword the goal statement or adjust the date to a more realistic time frame.
  4. Next, keep doing something everyday that will take you closer to what you want.

Doing something towards you goal, involves the little things like: try on that new outfit, visit that show house, test drive that new car, get prices, collect the travel brochures, find out what gym membership costs and so on… It doesn’t matter what you do just as long as you do something.

So, what stops you from getting what you want?

The answer is YOU!

The reason why you’re not getting what you want in life is because your attention has been on all the reasons why you can’t or won’t succeed at getting it. You’re setting yourself up for self sabotage before even starting.

The key is to set things in motion by first defining exactly what it is you want. The rest will follow naturally. Your unconscious mind will join the dots but only when YOU make the first move. That first move starts with a setting a concrete goal.

Remember these principles for the rest of your life:

  • Nothing in your life will get better until YOU act-if it isn’t right, fix it or move on
  • Nothing moves until YOU move-initiate action, be proactive
  • Nothing changes until YOU change-change who you are and everything else around you changes

If you want better things in life just make a start. Do something! Anything! Set goals!

If your life’s a mess; stop complaining and take the steps to get out the situation now. That right; change that job, get out of that bad relationship, quit smoking, get rid of those extra kilos. You can do it ALL but it all starts with YOU. Decide what you want then do it. Good luck!

Posted by admin on Apr 12 2013


In our professional lives, most of us have some kind of time management system—schedules, lists, an inner clock of daily routines—but how many of us have stress management systems? That is, systems for anticipating and eliminating the triggers of our anxieties?

Workplace stress + time

Remember, it’s in our basic nature to be happy. The thing that makes us unhappy is living in reaction to stimuli from the environment, constantly converting them into causes of stress. What system can you rely upon when this happens? How can you alter your state and surroundings to become stress-resistant, so that, like Teflon, stress won’t stick to you?


Let’s say you’re a businessperson who lives on the road. How could it transform your life if you kept a suitcase—filled with clean clothes, a billfold of money, toiletries, everything you need— packed and ready to go, weeks before a trip is required? When the call comes from your company to travel, you’ll be ready. Rather than getting knocked around by stressors, you’re in charge because you’ve anticipated the obvious and created a system that puts you in the driver’s seat.

Research has shown that most people don’t anticipate stress. Instead, they only cope with it. If you made a list of the things that really bug you, you could certainly re-engineer what you’re doing, or the way you’re doing it, so that things would run more smoothly up front. This is called a fix-it-forever system: creating an ergonomic design for your life by eradicating the little things that cause stress.


Take an area of your life that typically causes you stress—travel, work interruptions, your children’s behavior, for example—and then list the specific situations or triggers that set you off. Now, brainstorm every possible way to preempt conflict, so that this problem would now be “fixed
forever.” A system can be a new set of principles, like teaching your secretary that each day between 1 and 3 PM is your blocked time when you take no calls—a time for creative focus or solving challenges you would otherwise bring home.

If you want to speed up the process of finding a system that really works, model yourself after someone who’s getting your desired results and who isn’t stressed. Ask them how they’re doing it, and do the same. Want to find more time and use blocking more effectively? Visit

“Tony Robbins epitomizes all of those things that anybody who really is looking for something different, something better, something bigger in their life [could want]. He epitomizes all of those things that I think people aspire to be.”
—Pat Riley, Hall of Fame NBA Coach


By on April 14, 2013
Famous Success Quotes

The definition of success is different for everyone, whether it’s personal or professional we are always looking at improving in some area of our life. We all need some inspiration from time to time and that is why we have compiled a list of famous inspirational quotes that will help contribute to your success.



30 Famous Success Quotes


1. “If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.”

Dhirubhai Ambani


2. “The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.”

Mark Caine


3. “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.”

Tony Robbins


4. “When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”

Audre Lorde


5. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”

Mark Twain


6. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”

Eleanor Roosevelt


7. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Thomas A. Edison


8. “If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know & start charging for it.”

Kim Garst


9. ”A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”

David Brinkley


10. “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

Steve Jobs


11. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

Eleanor Roosevelt


12. “Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.”

Roger Babson


13. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

Mahatma Gandhi


14. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

H Jackson Brown Jr.


15. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”

Vince Lombardi


16. “Success is about creating benefit for all and enjoying the process. If you focus on this & adopt this definition, success is yours.”

Kelly Kim


17. “I used to want the words ‘She tried’ on my tombstone. Now I want ‘She did it.’”

Katherine Dunham


18. “Really it comes down to your philosophy. Do you want to play it safe and be good or do you want to take a chance and be great?”

Jimmy J


19. “It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

J. K Rowling


20. “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”

Albert Einstein


21. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

Harriet Tubman


22. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”

Bruce Lee


23. “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”

Swami Vivekananda


24. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”

Dale Carnegie


25. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”

Jim Rohn


26. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”

Ayn Rand


27. “If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it – teach yourself to be impatient.”

Gurbaksh Chahal


28. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.”

Robert Kiyosaki


29. “If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!”

T. Harv Eker


30. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

Steve Jobs


We hope you enjoyed this collection of Famous Success Quotes. Do you have any Famous Quotes that we missed out on this list? please leave it in the comment of this post.



Article By Joel Brown |

Posted: April 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

Words Of Advice From The Founder Of Sony “Akio Morita”

By on April 12, 2013
akio morita Sony

Japanese businessman and co-founder of Sony “Akio Morita” was an innovator of high quality electronics, selling billions in revenue around the world. Akio Morita’s business strength was in his ability to understand both Western and Eastern cultures and combine the best of both worlds to globalize Sony as a household name.

In 1966, Morita wrote a book called Gakureki Muyō Ron, which meansNever Mind School Records“, where Akio stresses that school records are not important to success or one’s business skills.

So what skills are important for achieving success? Akio Morita shares his advice for breaking down barriers in the business world.


Akio Morita’s Success Advice


Why Akio Morita Believes Sony Succeeded:

Morita with sony Camera1. “I established the rule that once we hire an employee, his schools records are a matter of the past, and are no longer used to evaluate his work or decide on his promotion.”

2. “My solution to the problem of unleashing creativity is always to set up a target.”

3. “I believe one of the reasons we went through such a remarkable growth period was that we had this atmosphere of free discussion. A company will get nowhere if all of the thinking is left to management.”

4. “I have always made it a point to know our employees, to visit every facility of our company, and to try to meet and know every single employee.”

5. “The company must not throw money away on huge bonuses for executives or other frivolities but must share its fate with the workers.”


Akio Morita’s Business Advice:

Akio Morita1. “Advertising and promotion alone will not sustain a bad product or a product that is not right for the times.”

2. “From a management standpoint, it is very important to know how to unleash people’s inborn creativity. My concept is that anybody has creative ability, but very few people know how to use it.”

3. “I believe people work for satisfaction. I believe it is a big mistake to think that money is the only way to compensate a person for his work. People need money, but they also want to be happy in their work and proud of it.”

4. “There is no secret ingredient or hidden formula responsible for the success of the best Japanese companies.”

5. “There are three creativities: creativity in technology, in product planning, and in marketing. To have any one of these without the others is self defeating in business.”


On Being Humble:

If you go through life convinced that your way is always best, all the new ideas in the world will pass you by.


Thoughts On Innovation:

Carefully watch how people live, get an intuitive sense as to what they might want and then go with it. Don’t do market research. I knew we needed a weapon to break through to the U.S. market, and it had to be something different, something that nobody else was making.


Do’s & Don’ts:

Don’t be afraid to make a mistake. But make sure you don’t make the same mistake twice.


Thoughts On Success:

We all learn by imitating, as children, as students, as novices in the world of business. And then we grow up and learn to blend our innate abilities with the rules or principles we have learned.


Akio Morita’s Final Years

akio morita success

On November 25, 1994, Morita stepped down as Sony chairman after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage while playing tennis. He was succeeded by Norio Ohga, who had joined the company in the 1950s after sending Akio Morita a letter denouncing the poor quality of the company’s tape recorders. Instead of taking offense, Akio saw a talent in Norio and decided to hire him for his honesty and keen eye for improvement.

On October 3, 1999, Morita died of pneumonia at the age of 78.

Although Akio is no longer with us, his story and his knowledge of transforming the business world still lives on. R.I.P Akio Morita.

By on April 5, 2013
  • New-Life-Inspiration

Feeling negative? unproductive? or a little down about the current state of your life?

Well the following 20 ways to improve your life by Messenger Collective are bound to switch things up for you.


20 Ways to Improve Your Life Right Now


1 – Become an early riser

No phone calls, yelling kids, traffic – is there a better time for exercising, brainstorming or just having a cup of tea?


2 – Get feedback

Seek honest and direct advice to detect the weakness that you didn’t even notice but has kept you from taking the next step in your career.


3 – Get an Everpurse bag

No more panicking when your smartphone’s battery is low. These small but stylish everpurse bags recharge your phone wherever you are and make sure you’ll never miss that life-changing Facebook comment again.

If you are a guy, you can always purchase the purse for charging purposes only, but make sure it is hidden away in a back pack, unless you are into carrying a purse around in public. We’ll leave that one up to you.


4 – Make a To Do List

Take all the tasks you have to remember from your mind to paper and enjoy crossing them out when they’re finally done.


5 – Create a vision board for daily inspiration

Create a mix mash of pictures, text and goals on an A3 piece of cardboard to visually inspire you towards achieving your dreams.


6 – Get cultured

Visit your local art gallery, theatre, concert hall … burst the bubble.


7 – Prioritise

Never get to do the things you really love? Delegate, eliminate and you’ll finally be able to enjoy quality time with your kids or go for the morning run that makes you feel so fulfilled.


8 – Get an eye mask

It will help you to have that much-needed quality sleep.


9 – Meditate

Do it at home, in the car or right now. For one minute, five minutes or 15 minutes. But do it! Focusing on your breath will leave you with a refreshed body and mind.


10 – Do It Now!

Whatever it is that you’ve been putting off – enough with the excuses and get it done. Now.


11 – Make other people feel special

When was the last time you did something nice for a loved one, just because?


12 – Eat more fruit, veg & herbs

Try a delicious, healthy Apple Kale Ginger Smoothie: 1 apple, cored and diced; 2 stalks lacinato kale (ribs removed, chopped), 1 teaspoon minced, fresh ginger, juice of one orange and one lemon. Blend and enjoy!


13 – Unplug

The only time you’re not connected is during sleep. Remove yourself entirely from technology for an hour a day. Think of all the things you can do with the time!


14 – Keep a journal

This will order your thoughts, help you to see more clearly and maybe spare you those 3am wake-ups.


15 – Set short-term goals

They’re much easier to accomplish than the big dreams and will keep you motivated. And they’ll also look great on your To Do list!


16 – Turn the music up loud!

Find your favorite single and play it loud and as proud as you can.


17 – Take a 10-minute nap

You’ll be rewarded with more productivity for the rest of the day.


18 – De-clutter

Just like a clean desk at the office will make you more productive, getting rid of all the stuff you’ve piled up at home will free your mind.


19 – Enjoy a Sobremesa (Spanish: “Sitting on after a meal”)

The Spanish don’t hork their meals down and rush back to work. They linger on at the table to digest and appreciate.


20 – Try to get a bit of Sobremesa into your everyday life

Instead of rushing through it, stop to notice and value the small things.



This article was created by STEFANIE VATTEROTT of Messenger COLLECTIVE magazine, available now from your local news stand.