Fire Walking into 2012: Make it Your Best Year Yet
This time of year I focus on planning for new and existing clients for 2012 as well as agreeing what writing I will commit to achieve before the end of the year. Already there are work challenges to overcome but the one that bothers me is the negative attitude of too many people in business. It’s not me its all to do with other people. Why are they choosing ‘gloom and doom’ and instead focus on shaping the future the way they want it to happen?
Why is there so much Pessimism about?
Banish Negative Thinking
It worries me. Pessimism in management circles is starting to be a contagion. The anticipation of what could happen in 2012 is getting out of all proportion to what could happen in our economy. It is a bit like fire-walking. Trust me, I know because I have done it many years ago. My daughter can also confirm this after successfully did a ‘fire-walk’ just yesterday at her company training event.
Like fire-walking, 2012 will be more than interesting challenge for us all but anticipation of what could happen is far worse than what will happen. It really is just like fire-walking. So let’s get on with it and adopt a much more positive attitude and start planning and putting our best foot forward.
2012 Make it your Best Year Yet
Make 2012 Your Best Year Yet
I spend my life running workshops focusing on life and business planning and change. I have organised a ‘process’ ‘texts’, ‘training materials’ and workshops for the New Year entitled ‘2012: Make it Your Best Year Yet’. I have run many events like this many times mostly for companies in financial services such as VWFS, Mortgage Express and many others in the public sector as part of a themed series on ‘managing change in difficult times’. Let’s be clear about it now. There were difficult times in the 80’s 90’s and the early years of the Century. We will experience difficult times in the future. What gets us over the barriers and challenges lurks between your ears. It is all to do with attitude.
New Book: "How to Master Your Mind?"
The danger is if you overly dwell and focus on the negative things of ‘what might happen’ in the economy that’s what you will attract. Likewise, if you focus on the good things you will find them eventually. Research tells us that in terms of personal motivation an optimistic positive approach is associated with people who are high achievers. Because they spend so much time looking for ‘abundance’ its difficult to not to attract relationships, business and clients with the same mindset.
That’s what has driven me to write my latest book which is launched in December. The book is the culmination of lots of years of research, personal experience in goal setting and achieving and generally witnessing and driving change with people and their organisations. My Kindle publication will be launched on 1 December 2011 with the full title of my book is ‘How to Master Your Mind: Mastering Your Potential’. My other books have been management texts. This book is written as a modern day parable with the main character utilising some of the most powerful ‘mind tools’ to shape his future the way wants it to materialise.
Free Downloads on Mastering Potential
If you are interested please email me and I can send you some links to a website which will be up and running and include lots of free downloads – so you can use the approach to shape your future in 2012 and beyond. Even if you don’t have a Kindle you can download it to your iphone, iPad, PC or laptop.
The Media & Negative Breaking News
One piece of advice before you read the book and yes, I am being serious. My good friend Alan Steel the wise Investor and head of a IFA agrees with me on this one. If you want to get the most from 2012 stop watching TV news and reading the newspapers. Alan reckons that the ticker tape that runs across the bottom of the TV screen is resposnible for installing negative and pessimistic thinking. I know he is right. I am convinced it sinks into the subconscious mind and generates a lousy negative attitude.
Since I have turned the News off my attitude is much more positive and I can think about things in a neutral fashion rather than others interpreting what’s going on out there. Try it. Start focusing on what you can do. You have much more power to shape things than you might think. In times of adversity –' it is not what happens to you – but rather how you respond to what happens to you that is important.'
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