Sunday, 22 April 2012

My Top 4 Personal Development Books to start the journey

We are all on a personal development journey whether we know it or not. Heres my top 4 books which i found very helpful and life changing at the beginning of my conscious personal development journey.

1. Don't Sweat the small stuff by Richard Carlson. This book made a lot of sense and made a huge difference to my life.

2. Feel the Fear and do it anyway by Susan Jeffers. This book helps you learn what we are afraid of and why, how to push your comfort zone to live a more creative, joyous and loving life.

3. Rhinoceros Success by Scott Alexander
A great book to read, its easy, quick to read and i would recommend it especially to people starting out on their personal development journey. I re read it all last night and woke up ready to charge :) Alexander's writing, although amusing and witty is also direct with a "no-nonsense" attitude that will wake you up, "slap you into shape" and fire you at your goal at light speed.

4. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
"The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent
years in school but learned nothing about money. The result is that
people learn to work for money...but never to have money work for them."
So says Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad in this New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and USA Today best seller. Rich Dad, Poor Dad
will: explode the myth that you need to earn a high income to become
rich; challenge the belief that your house is an asset; show parents why
they can't rely on the school system to teach their kids about money;
define once and for all an asset and a liability; and teach you what to
teach your kids about money for their future financial success.

A quote from Gandhi "Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviors. Keep your behaviors positive because your behaviors become your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny."

Blog post 19 in the Ultimate Blog Challenge.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Ultimate Blog Challenge Blog 16 My relaxation

I'm sure we all have a favourite thing to do when we are winding down or relaxing.
My favourite thing to do is to have a candle lit soak in the bath with some Himalayan Bath Salts and my favourite music.

My favourite music consists of two fantastic groups, Il Divo and Blake.
When my children were very small i didn't really have a favourite band or group or even listen to the charts probably because my main focus was on the children. As a teenager my favourite artists were The Bay City Rollers, David Cassidy and Donny Osmond with a bit of The Dead End Kids thrown in, then i progressed onto Wham and George Michael. Then there was a large gap until i discovered Il Divo Read my other Blog HERE and have been smitten ever since, being lucky enough to have seen them live a couple of years ago and i have to say they sound as good live as they do on CD. It will be an evening i will hold special in my mind for ever and i am very grateful to Gary my hubby fordriving me up to Nottingham and back that evening and sitting with me during the concert although its really not his cup of tea.
Then i was fortune enough to discover Blake who i have been to see live 4 times and a 5th planned in August. Both groups brighten my day and really reach deep into my Soul.