Season Greetings!

Welcome to the final issue for 2008 and conclusion of my 5 part mini-series on success.  Thank you for your interest and allowing me to share my passion, training and experiences in natural health and wellness with you.  Your comments and inquiries are always welcome.  I wish you, your family and friends a safe, healthy and joyous season!  Diane

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Living In Integrity, Health And Abundance Series, Part 5/5

  1. The Top Reason People Don’t Succeed
  2. Avoid Sabotaging Your Chances Of Success
  3. How To Get Better Results With Less Effort
  4. Learn How You Can Defeat Pessimism
  5. Before Success Happens, Are You Willing To Change (this issue)

Before Success Happens, Are You Willing To Change?

Over the past 4 months I've shared an age old approach to successfully achieving goals that has proven effective for thousands of years. 

  • Today, most people want more money, lots of happiness, excellent health, better relationships and of course the list can be long yet before it happens for you, are you willing to change?
  • For most of us, we need to understand that where we are today is a direct result of the choices we made yesterday, so if tomorrow is going to be better, we have to adopt new habits that will positively support tomorrows goals starting today.

Is Your Glass Half Full Or Half Empty?

Positive attitudes and high energy are traits of people who are successful at whatever they have chosen to do e.g. better incomes, health, professional advancements, relationships and more. 

Therefore if you expect to be successful achieving your goals, you are going to have to develop ways to infuse lots of energy and a adopt a totally positive attitude.

How does one go about developing energy and a positive attitude?

First you have to recognize that there are 2 types of energy, physical and mental.  Each has unique requirements.

Physical energy can be developed by setting aside at least 30 minutes of time 3 or 4 times a week for exercise.  What you want to do is elevate you heart rate over that period of time doing activities that you find enjoyable. 

  • You do not have to be a fanatic, but you do need this activity which actually delivers an enormous level of fresh energy and enhances your mental perceptions of well-being.
  • To receive maximum benefits from any exercise program you must understand your nutritional needs to ensure your body is being fueled by foods that match its needs.
  • To aid in the overall lubrication and natural detoxification of your body you'll also want to ensure you are consuming an adequate amount of clean water every day.
  • Another key physical activity critical to your energy levels is sleep, you simply must get enough sleep because it is only during sleep that the body can repair itself. 

Today people are not sleeping as long or as well so a few simple strategies can improve sleep quality: 

  •  Go to bed at the same time every night – no matter what
  •  Make bedtime a relaxing routine (a bath, herbal tea, reading) 20-30 min/bed
  •  Do not eat anything within 2 hours before going to bed
  •  No fluids 1 hour before bedtime to avoid late night trips to the bathroom and refrain from all caffeinated beverages after mid-day

When you make sleep a constant priority, you will feel stronger throughout the day, your thoughts will be clearer, you will look younger and you will live longer. 

Mental attitude has a direct influence on your level of physical energy so having a positive mental attitude and outlook makes all the difference regardless of what your goals are.

Negative situations tend to quickly deplete you of energy and that includes pessimism, stress, anger, disappointment, sadness, frustration, boredom and even long meetings or mentally demanding problem solving.

  • To counteract the effects of these negative situations it is essential to find regular “me” time, a time and space where you can unwind, relax and regenerate. 
  • Doing what you are passionate about is an excellent therapy for the stresses of life so that could be yoga, meditation, walking, a favorite hobby, essentially any activity that allows you to get refocused on yourself.  (Of course the inverse is also true; doing something you don’t enjoy robs you of energy.)

Earlier you may have read how pessimism has a disempowering effect on your potential for success; well the inverse is true of optimism. 

Eternal optimism is a trait all successful people share and developing a positive outlook is essential to success.

Put another way, you should think and do with purpose because your body carries out exactly what you ask of it. 

Being successful really is all about formatting your internal template of thoughts to constantly look forward to positive desired outcomes regardless of the inevitable setbacks that do happen. 

As babies we learned from our parents, through schooling our teachers and peers and as adults we continue to be exposed to new ideas and people from all walks of life.

Thoughts do lead to actions and actions do lead to results so if you expect to achieve your really big goals, you’ll want to be fine-tuning your thoughts and actions.

Many successful people have found that the most effective way to get really good at what they do is by learning from and modeling themselves after someone who is already successful in that particular field of expertise. 

They seek out a mentor, someone they can learn from and model themselves after.  These mentors are individuals who actively practicing what they teach.

It’s very important when looking for a mentor or a role model that you choose wisely! 

If you are going to learn from someone, learn from someone who is successful at what they are doing because you’ll want to be both challenged and motivated and while your best friend many be opinionated, it may not be based on fact or a proven track record.

If you’re going to find a mentor, make sure you’re learning from someone who doesn’t just have a book knowledge.  You need someone who is a doer, who is out there making things happen.

In Summary, the 7 steps to succeed at any goal you chose:

  1. You must really want and expect to succeed,
  2. understand why you want to achieve your goal then
  3. create a plan that defines the key steps you need to take actions on and
  4. identify how you will deal with the inevitability of obstacles then
  5. consistently do what you say you are going to do
  6. with a positive mind and a great deal of energy
  7. recognizing that the right mentor can help you fast-track your way to success

I wish you success on your journey toward success and welcome your inquiry on any personal health counselling needs or any interest in developing your own home business based on sharing my natural health solutions and the industry leading herbal products of Nature's Sunshine.

 To your good health and happiness,

Diane McLaren
Practitioner & Wellness Coach 


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Natural Health Courses & Workshops For Q1 2009

  • Wellness Intensive Evening 4 Hour (Ottawa) - Dec. 5 or 6 2008 (TBC)
  • Introduction To Reflexology Jan. 10 and 11 2009 (2 day course)
  • Wellness Intensive Jan. 23 and 24 2009 (2 day course)
  • Practical Practitioner Jan. 23, 24, 30, 31 and Feb. 1 2009 (5 Day Course)

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