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Joyce Shafer, LEC and Author's Blog (26)

Does Your To-Do or Goals List Overwhelm You?

Lists are handy to help you stay organized. But, what if your list leads you into overwhelm instead of focus, achievement, and fulfillment?



One of my newsletter readers emailed that he was not able to focus or move forward on any of his goals, and included a list of almost thirty items he’d written down for himself, and added there was more not included. He felt overwhelmed, and this left him stuck in place. I looked at the list and immediately saw why he felt this way. His list… Continue

Added by Joyce Shafer, LEC and Author on March 12, 2010 at 9:44am — No Comments

Is Being Open to Receive Hard Work for You?

There’s a contrast in the idea that you have to work at allowing yourself to be open to receive what you desire. Without meaning to, you block or delay receiving if you “work” at allowing it.



A reader of my article, “The Give and Receive Confusion,” contacted me to say how much she resonated with the message and that she was working on allowing herself to receive, that she affirms often that she is open to receiving. I’m grateful she contacted me because it inspired me to revisit… Continue

Added by Joyce Shafer, LEC and Author on March 5, 2010 at 3:13pm — No Comments

What Is Your Gift, and Do You Share It?

Your gift is what you do in your unique way. Ironically, you may do it so naturally, you don’t recognize it for what it is or realize what you might do with it.



Whatever you do in life, you can have a more joyful, meaningful experience if you shine the light on and share what is unique about you. We sometimes assume the way we do something is how everyone does it. This isn’t necessarily, and usually isn’t, the case. This is why something you do that you don’t think is very special or… Continue

Added by Joyce Shafer, LEC and Author on February 11, 2010 at 11:42am — No Comments

Has Approval Been Your “Currency” Exchange in Life, Business, and Relationships?

All the strategies, systems, programs, books you’ve invested in that haven’t shifted your prosperity or life experience may have missed one key point. You may not realize approval, rather than value-for-value, is your imprinted “currency” exchange.



Expectations and limiting beliefs introduced to us in early years become invisible residents in our non-physical “bones.” They also morph—change form and function—as we grow into adults.



When we’re children and we experience… Continue

Added by Joyce Shafer, LEC and Author on February 9, 2010 at 12:57pm — No Comments

What’s Cluttering Your Life?

If you ever feel overwhelmed, pause for a moment and look around you. More than likely, there’s clutter in your physical (outer) space, which means there’s clutter in your inner space.…

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Added by Joyce Shafer, LEC and Author on February 8, 2010 at 10:06am — No Comments

Reinventing Your Self and Your Business Is a Process (Watch Out for Resistance!)

Many of us used to consider it a luxury to choose to reinvent ourselves or our businesses. At present, many find themselves thrust into this position by the economy.

Last year,…

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Added by Joyce Shafer, LEC and Author on February 7, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Help me send You Are More! EXTRA on a VIRTUAL TOUR

Help me send You Are More! EXTRA on a virtual tour. If you haven’t read it yet, it’s free to read at http://www.scribd.com/doc/23362264/Joyce-Shafer-You-Are-More



Goal: See where it’s read—and, how fast it travels!



How: After you read EXTRA (if you haven’t yet), do the free sign-up (if you aren’t a member yet); and in Comments on the Scribd site, type in your city, state, or country.… Continue

Added by Joyce Shafer, LEC and Author on February 1, 2010 at 7:20am — No Comments

How Big Does Your Dream Need to Be?

Many individuals don’t go after their dream because they don’t think they can, should, it’s too small, or “don’t know” what it is. Are any of these holding you back?



Two inspirational videos were emailed to me: one about a dog named Ricochet and one about Rudy Ruettiger, for whom the popular movie Rudy is about. The links are available on the Resources page of my Website, and that link is in my bio. Both are worth a watch, especially if you feel life purpose- or… Continue

Added by Joyce Shafer, LEC and Author on January 29, 2010 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Enough about Money Lack, Already!

To borrow from Wayne Dyer, who borrowed from someone else: Do you focus on what floats or on what sinks? Does it matter, even in your inbox? Yes, it does.



It was with the best intentions one of my newsletter subscribers forwarded an offer from one of the big names, in the event I wanted to include it in the next issue. I looked at the offer and felt it again, that niggling feeling I get when such emails pop into my inbox: something is off about this.



It isn’t that there’s… Continue

Added by Joyce Shafer, LEC and Author on January 27, 2010 at 9:24am — No Comments

The Challenge of Proof of vs. Faith in Infinite Abundance

If you’re not experiencing infinite abundance, there’s a good reason it’s not your “reality” yet. The reason relates to a riddle.



The challenge is like the riddle: which came first, the chicken or the egg? In this case it’s which comes first, measurable proof that you’re infinitely abundant or faith that it’s your natural state? The answer for both riddles is the same: the thought or idea of it comes first.



We entangle ourselves with a “chicken and egg” cycle about… Continue

Added by Joyce Shafer, LEC and Author on January 25, 2010 at 8:17am — No Comments

To-Do vs. Inspired-to-Do

I’m a solopreneur who enjoys what I do; so I was amazed when I woke one morning not wanting to do any of it! I had to assess what had happened and flip it.



It started the prior week, and proved to be a needed reminder of what I’d discovered about to-do vs. inspired-to-do, and temporarily forgot.



I had my usual projects and tasks to attend to, as well as new ones. Added to this were concerns about several people I love. It was easy to become involved emotionally… Continue

Added by Joyce Shafer, LEC and Author on January 24, 2010 at 11:40am — 2 Comments

Set Them Free

The Law of Attraction states that whatever we hold our focus, specifically, our emotionally-charged feelings on is what we get more of even if it’s not what we desire. It’s easy to relate this to a better job, more money, and all the improvements we typically seek to expand into our lives. If you’re familiar with “The Secret,” the law also applies to relationships.



When we’re first introduced to information such as this, and even after working with it for years, we discover we have… Continue

Added by Joyce Shafer, LEC and Author on January 24, 2010 at 10:10am — No Comments

Would You Rather Be On Purpose or Perfect?

Be perfect or be on purpose? Which one of these has been “driving your bus” so far? If you or someone you know struggles with perfectionism, can this hold you back from living on purpose?



Ask someone to walk to the moon and you’ll hear, “Not realistic,” as a response. They wouldn’t have a problem giving that answer.



Ask some people to be perfect and you can almost hear the inner and outer dialogue start — “You have no idea how hard I try to be just that.”



What… Continue

Added by Joyce Shafer, LEC and Author on January 20, 2010 at 9:23am — No Comments

Would You Rather Be On Purpose or Perfect? - Article Notice

Go to http://stateofappreciation.webs.com for this week’s issue.



Each issue will stay current until it’s changed to the next issue the following Friday.



In This Issue:

THIS WEEK’S ARTICLE: Would You Rather Be On Purpose or Perfect?



GUEST ARTICLES:

Three Things You Hopefully Didn’t Know About Positive Emotions by Warren Davies

Illusion Delusion by Jeanna… Continue

Added by Joyce Shafer, LEC and Author on January 15, 2010 at 11:42am — No Comments

Do You Practice Self-Help or Shelf-Help?

Is there any part of your life you’ve placed on the shelf, and you know it doesn’t belong there?



You invest in a book or program to improve something about you or your life. Do you take what it offers as far as is appropriate for you or as far as the bookshelf? Does this pattern show up in other areas of your life?



You can read “Do You Practice Self-Help or Shelf-Help?”

at… Continue

Added by Joyce Shafer, LEC and Author on January 13, 2010 at 5:45am — No Comments

Are You Thinking or Processing?

Surely, the mental energy you’re giving current (or old) issues is accomplishing something, right? It depends on if you’re thinking or processing.

You can read “Are You Thinking or Processing?”
at http://www.scribd.com/doc/23362264/Joyce-Shafer-You-Are-More

Added by Joyce Shafer, LEC and Author on January 12, 2010 at 9:13am — No Comments

5 Foundation Points of Self Mastery

One-Minute Mastery would be nice, but it isn’t realistic. See if you’ve established and consistently engage these five points as your foundation.

You can read “5 Foundation Points of Self Mastery”
at http://www.scribd.com/doc/23362264/Joyce-Shafer-You-Are-More

Added by Joyce Shafer, LEC and Author on January 11, 2010 at 7:25am — No Comments

8 eBooks That Impressed Me Enough to Give as Gifts

Each ebook offers something unique for readers.



The New Thought Manifesto

Special Revolution General Perspective on Relationships

The Revolutionary Premises of Your Own Power

Ask and It is Given

Thought Vibration (the Original Law of Attraction)

The Science of Getting Rich

The Revolutionary Premises of Attracting Money

The Law of Attraction Key: 5 Steps to Make the LOA Work for You




Learn how to get them on the Resources page at… Continue

Added by Joyce Shafer, LEC and Author on January 10, 2010 at 7:47am — No Comments

How do You Grade Your Worth and Self-Worth?

Have you ever thought about how the way we’re taught to measure worth and self-worth is similar to how we got tests graded in school? There is an interesting parallel.



Novice writers, especially, may appreciate this article; though, this is something many people experience no matter how experienced they are.



You can read “How do You Grade Your Worth and Self-Worth?”

at… Continue

Added by Joyce Shafer, LEC and Author on January 9, 2010 at 7:54am — No Comments

Articles and Resources in this week's State of Appreciation

It’s a perfect day to be in a State of Appreciation. My free weekly newsletter is now live at http://stateofappreciation.webs.com





This Week’s Article: Can Goals, Strategies, and Systems Prevent Your Success?

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Guest Articles:

What Does Gratitude Have to Do With Career Change? by Valerie Young

Quit Hangin’ On! by Jeanna Gabellini

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Resources:

*Free video from Mike Litman: The Magic of Thinking… Continue

Added by Joyce Shafer, LEC and Author on January 8, 2010 at 8:59am — No Comments

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