The Power Of Questions: Shift Your Focus

“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.”
–  Albert Einstein

Questions are powerful tools. When you change the questions you ask yourself, you change the direction of your life.

Remember, it’s not the events of your life that determine how you feel and act, it’s meaning you create from the experience.

Learning to ask empowering questions – especially when something bad happens – is a critical life skill that will ultimately shape the meanings you create and therefore the quality and direction of your life.


How To Be Happy (Part 8) – Controlling Your Focus

Hey, give me your mental attention for a moment and it will make you happier (I promise).

Much of the level of happiness in your life depends not on beauty nor brains, fame nor fortune, fate nor coincidence, but on what you choose to mentally focus on.

From the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep, you are selectively focusing on something in your experience, and much more often than you may suspect, you can take charge of this process to good effect.

Life is not about becoming free of problems and challenges so you can be happier, rather it is about becoming better at shifting perspectives to bring about a better experience. It’s your response to life’s problems that determines the level and frequency of your happiness.

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
— Wayne Dyer

HOW you experience the challenges life throws up is a more significant factor in your happiness than WHAT challenges you experience. Indeed, your ability to focus is the key to controlling your experience and, ultimately, your happiness.

Happiness is a choice. It’s what you choose to focus on and give meaning to and in today’s video I show you three specific places to put your focus for the ultimate happiness experience.

When you find yourself lost on your path to happiness, it may be time to pause and refocus.

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How To Be Happy (Part 7) – Negative Thinking – How To Change It Fast!

Can you think of any goals and desires you REALLY want but you’re not taking action on?

Like the desire to be happy or financially independent or to find a life partner.

So what’s stopping you?

It’s key to realise the most important person who speaks to you every minute of every day is you on the inside – your beliefs!

This might lead you to think, “How do I know what I believe Colin?

The short answer is to pay attention to the words you speak.

Especially when you hear two words because these two words that are the driving force behind you achieving any of your greatest desires.

These two words are the most powerful words you ever speak to yourself about any goal you have.

The two words?

“CAN” and “CAN’T”

How many times have you approached a new project, job, relationship, basically anything that has not been previously proven possible by yourself with a doubting negative attitude, an attitude of “I can’t do this,” or, “This is going to be difficult.”

I know there have been many – more than I care to remember – times when I have let a “I can’t” belief hold me back from realising a goal or desire. Often, I was not even aware of the inner resistance hidden deep in my subconscious, running the show from the background and ultimately destroying of the very thing I desired.

“The greatest disintegrating element in the human consciousness is resistance.”
~Charles Fillmore

Take a moment, right now, to imagine how your life would be different if you approached any desire you have with an attitude of “I can.”

How would that feel? How would that change the way you approach your goals?

So what can you do about this inner resistance? Can you change it?

The answer is yes and in today’s video I’ll show you a technique to interrupt any habitual negative “I can’t” belief and change it in to a positive “I can” belief using a three letter word.

It’s fun, it’s simple and it’s life changing.

Enjoy today’s video and please help spread the word if you like it!


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How To Be Happy (Part 6) – How To Meditate For Beginners

I’m going to start out with a bold statement.

Learning to meditate was one of the smartest decisions I ever made!

Why?

Just look at some of the substantial benefits that you can expect to receive by practicing meditation:

  • Better Focus
  • Lower Anxiety
  • More Compassion (for self and others)
  • Better Memory
  • Increased creativity
  • Reduced pain
  • Emotional control
  • Slow ageing-related effects on the brain
  • Accelerate cognition
  • Sharpen concentration
  • Better sleep
  • Improved sports performance
  • Deeper feelings of calm and inner peace

And all these (and more) come from a simple activity which can be done at anytime, involves no expensive equipment, chemicals, apps, books or other products.

It doesn’t require making big life changes. It doesn’t require changing the way you eat. It doesn’t require changing your religion. It doesn’t require moving to another country. It doesn’t require ditching alcohol or becoming celibate. You don’t have to burn incense or sit in a circle of crystals.

And it doesn’t even require the patience, dedication and endless free time of a Tibetan monk to get all those benefits.

Remarkable?

In today’s video I’m going to show you what happens in your brain when you meditate (this is where things get interesting) and tips for starting to practice this transformative discipline.

All you need is a few minutes out of your day.

OK, enjoy today’s video and please help spread the word if you like it!

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How To Be Happy (Part 5) – 5 Ways To Stop The Worrying Habit

Worry.

It all starts with one tiny negative thought.

That quickly gains momentum into a number of thoughts.

And before you know it, the number of thoughts becomes a big out of control snowball of negativity!

Making you think irrationally and draining you of mental, emotional and physical energy which leaves you feeling powerless, tired and exhausted.

Oh yes, the worry monster you build in your mind is back in full force using self-torture to create a great deal of suffering within.


How To Be Happy (Part 4) – Expectation Uncoupling

“When one’s expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have”
– Stephen Hawking

You know me…

I’m a goal-setter.
I’m a planner.
I love the idea of creating life by design.

But in addition to my goal-setting philosophy, I’ve found that I also need to embrace the discipline of expectation uncoupling if I want the journey to be enjoyable.

The things that disappoint, irritate and frustrate me have one thing in common: my expectations not being met!


How To Be Happy (Part 3) – Finding Your Smile

It’s time for video number 3 in the ‘How To Be Happy’ video series.

Wherever you find yourself presently on the happiness spectrum, what if you had a simple way to:

  • Navigate a path to more possibility, passion, prosperity and purpose.
  • Move with a fluidity toward more of what you truly want.
  • Instantly create more energy, vitality and enjoyment in your life.

How To Be Happy (Part 2) – Your Brains Two Paths To Happiness

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.”
~James Openheim

The problem with happiness is how to experience more of it. Since humans began to experience happiness and how great it is to have, this problem has emerged.

Attempts to understand and achieve a state of happiness are not new but you may not realise there are many paths to happiness and each one fits into two main routes.


How To Be Happy (Part 1)

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”
– Dalai Lama

If you’ve followed me for any length of time you’ll know I’m a big advocate of goal setting.

I like to ask people, “What do you want from life?”

Here’s what I’ve found…

They each have many and varied goals that they want to achieve but there is an almost universal underlying goal to virtually all their pursuits: the goal to be happy.


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