See the self improvement “spin to win” wheel right here. Test your luck at winning one of these free self improvement ebooks for download. There are 8 personal development ebooks for you to download and read. That is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment. One book at a time.
Ask a question about your life, then add your details to spin the wheel to get an answer (as well as a free personal development gift to help you keep stepping forwards). Questions are a great access to what is really going on. Remember, this wheel is only a fun game. Follow your common sense please!
Abundance blocks are subconscious obstacles that hold you back from success in many areas of life. Ever felt stuck or unsatisfied with your finances? Your career? Your life? There’s a high chance you’re suffering from one of 24 abundance blocks or maybe more! Everyone is affected by at least some.
Many people resent those who they see as talented, believing that because someone is naturally good at something, that’s all it takes. This is the myth of talent. Further below in this article you will find the 7 keys to being a success. Not too many of us really think of the blood, sweat and tears involved.
If you’re not resilient, persistent and gritty, you might never make the most of your other positive attributes. Think about the five most successful people you know. They’re possibly not that talented. However, they know how to get things done and persist. Use these 9 techniques to develop resilience.
Many of us would like to have more self-trust. Chances are, you don’t treat yourself like the people you trust & maybe you don’t behave according to your definition of “trustworthy”. It’s painful to doubt yourself and keeps you from transforming. Here are a few ideas to help you increase your self-trust.
Practicing coherence has a positive energy carryover effect that helps to cushion you through stressors and challenges that occur daily. In coherence, energy is accumulated, not wasted, leaving you more energy to manifest intention and harmonious outcomes and increases individual heart coherence.
Enjoy a short tale about the long handled spoons, a short parable about co-operation and working together. See the quick video and read The Long Handled Spoons story, here. “Collaborative dialogue is an attempt to dance with the unknown at the risk of losing what we think we know.” -Oli Anderson
Get your free ebook copy of The Eight Pillars of Prosperity by James Allen after viewing the video. This book is incredibly overlooked & underrated, most probably because James Allen’s As a Man Thinketh is so popular. It offers some of the most insightful revelations on how true prosperity is acquired.
Are you in a personal situation in which you cannot begin to imagine conquering an overwhelming sense of loss? Watch this video in which Tony Robbins helps Jim overcome the devastating loss of his entire savings & more. Faced with his loss, Jim found himself unable to imagine a future for himself.
See this 100 year old way to get more things done. Use Ivy Lee’s method as shown in the video at this post. It’s another of those great habits that will help “outgrow” any tendencies to procrastinate. Seeing how much you’ve accomplished will give you that boost of confidence you need to keep at it.
If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Begin taking forward steps. There’s a reason why so many intelligent people fail. They tend to overthink everything and are often afraid to take risks. If that’s your case, there are some very powerful reasons to start taking action. When you do, you will get results.
Enjoy a video with a short story about optimism vs pessimism, as well as 5 benefits of optimism. Next time, when you feel like there is no way out of an unfavorable situation, ask yourself, “What would an optimist say?” Take an action you believe they might take if they found themselves in your situation.
Enjoy this inspirational short story about The Black Dot. The dark spots are very small compared to everything good in our lives. However, those are what we allow to pollute our minds. Take your eyes away from the black spots in your life. Appreciate each moment and blessing that life offers you.
If you’re feeling a bit blue, you might be surprised to hear that are lots of ways to lift your mood in less than a minute. Skeptical? Try these and see! Here are 12 ways to improve your mood in less than a minute. As you begin to feel more positive, maintain those good habits and you’ll continue to feel better.
If you don’t accept taking risks of losing, you can never have the reward of winning. It is the risk that gives you the chance to come out on top. When you really understand this, you can easily see that risk-taking is a positive and beneficial behavior that allows success to develop in both life and business.
No one likes to fail. Failure does not feel good. You might feel like giving up or blaming someone else or beating yourself up. Yet, you might be surprised to hear that, many successful people are not only grateful for their past failures. They ascribe their present success to having tried and failed in the past.
Your life changes forever when you replace your thoughts. Your thoughts, your convictions, manifest the surrounding reality. Your life, good or bad, is nothing more than a reflection of the thoughts you’ve planted in your mind and nourished. These thoughts became behaviors. Behaviors became results.
George Bernard Shaw once was quoted as saying, “Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch, which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” Enjoy and share this brief article about that very quotation.
No matter how much the hardest among us deny this, we all have a desire to be loved. Rejection can leave us feeling disillusioned with how we expect relationships to play out. Learning to love yourself comes with some incredible benefits. Here are six amazing benefits of learning to love yourself.
Negativity affects your life on every level. It has the power to ruin relationships, decrease work performance & increase stress levels. You can challenge and overcome it by changing your mindset. Not sure where to start? Check out these four smart, effective ways to protect yourself from negativity.
When we accept what is, it provides an opportunity to acknowledge what we’re actually dealing with. Use a few of these 30 tips and 30 conversation starters to support expanding your mastery of tolerance, acceptance and taking a stand. You can still take a stand while accepting the reality of a situation.
Use these 21 persuasion tips to help you reach your goals. We all need the support of other people to help us in our goal setting efforts. The saying “No man is an island” is an undeniable truth. Some like to call this influence, some argue this is foolery. However you might choose to view it, it is effective.
Enjoy the 10 top Forward Steps blog posts for 2018, as voted by you when you shared them to your social media sites, using the share buttons at the posts. The following have been posted here in order of popularity. Did your favorite take home the top prize? If not, go share it at your favorite social site.
20 New Year Questions and set your intentions. Consider that if nothing changed and you took no deliberate action in the direction of your intended future, then the things that you consider to be “problems” today could very likely be the same challenges that you spent time with at the end of last year.
Use the following 7 Law Of Attraction Tips to manifest more of what you want. When you actively pay attention to the positive things that happen around you, it acts like a magnet that attracts similar things. Download a free gift too, to discover the lazy person’s secret to get everything you’ve ever wished.
I have a tool you’ll love, to raise your vibration for your perfect day. Picture a life where good fortune is not some rare event that happens twice a year, it’s a daily occurrence. It bridges the gap between visualization and results. Total personal transformation into the person you’ve always wanted to be.
Did you know that there are very specific parts of your brain responsible for creating wealth? Also, that these parts must be activated, in order for you to manifest financial success? It’s true. It’s why success and wealth seems to come so easily to some people, yet is such a struggle for others.
Visualize your goals then take the necessary forward steps to make them happen. When people visualize anything, it makes it much more likely for them to make it a reality. They see the vision in their minds and then take steps to make it happen. If you understand the vision, it’s the right one for you.
How tough are you? Do you know that the level of your mental toughness is directly related to your habits? Actually not many people are aware of this. Instead they think that being mentally tough is something you were born with. It is not, you can easily develop and improve your mental toughness.
How much do you value yourself? Do you know someone who has a low opinion of themselves? It could be that person is suffering from low self-esteem. Share this message with a short story, a video and free ebook download. You never know the difference it might make to that person’s day and outlook.
48 lessons for success in life in this video are 3 short lines taken from each of the 16 lessons chapters in a free ebook that you can download, here. Sample titles include See Yourself 10 Years In Future, Greatest Advice of All Time, Two Magic Words, Greatest Obstacle To Happiness plus 12 more.
The Hundredth Monkey Phenomenon points out our responsibility and power. We are affected by lack of harmony anywhere on the planet, even if not consciously aware of it. We are not separate. What we say & do, affects the well-being of all of us. From the book The Hundredth Monkey by Ken Keyes, Jr.
Are you someone for whom beauty and spirituality is a way of life, someone who considers the jewellery you wear to be much more than something of beauty, who understands the power of symbols and intention, and seek truly exceptional designs? Then, here is your best source of spiritual jewellery.
This selection of free personal development books is extra to your free ebooks (sent by email). Collect your bonus free personal development books! Explore the many self growth ebook downloads collated for you. These ebooks are free and generally offered to you as PDF downloads delivered by email.
Enjoy this unique tool to help program your subconscious mind. Imagine if you could use your mind more effectively or if you could reach your goals with ease and comfort without constantly trying to force yourself to reach them. Now it’s possible, and if you’re interested how then, read on…
Do you ever experience anxiety and worry beyond reason? Does your mind tend to overestimate the risks of life and underestimate the powers and resources you have to handle those risks? Do you feel a subtle, yet persistent, sense of anxiety that runs like an undercurrent just beneath your conscious awareness?
I spotted What You Say Matters in the free Living On Purpose ezine from Ken Keis, President & CEO of CRG International Inc., and received permission to post it here. In many of my own writings I have emphasized similar points often enough, and Ken’s article just drove it home once more.
Reset your stress level once a week with one of the smaller activities listed here. It is important to consciously manage our own time out in our fast paced lives. Use these few natural activities on a weekly basis, for creating a buffer between you and the forces that consistently drain your energy.
To help you live in Holographic Time, try out the Powerful Indivisible Sphere of the Present. Living in Holographic Time is key to being successful using Holographic Creation to manifest events, things & emotional states you desire. Thank you Christopher Westra for creating & sharing this exercise.
Is it your time to get organized? If you’ve got something in your life that’s not working, get it working or get it out of there. Just one or two new habits, systems or ways to deal with things that regularly get in your way each day can help to engender a sense of control and raise our energy.
Distractions that can can fill the voids in our life are endless. To experience fewer of those distractions in our life, the first thing to work on is the question, “What end result do you want?” This question can be such a struggle for many people. Working on that question will crystallize your vision.
Really get a sense of where you are spending your hours and where you could pay more attention. I cannot strongly enough, emphasize the value of clarity of vision. Our goals need to be sourced in a larger vision of what we want our life to be about. This provides much needed leverage.
Discover a powerful & unique self development technique that can deepen your relationships and communication abilities and each aspect of your life. Voice Dialogue is a powerful and practical tool. It is an exciting way to understand ourselves & like most great discoveries, is remarkably simple.
Ever wondered whether you have any way of experiencing higher or altered states of consciousness? Perhaps you’ve had times where you perceived life in a totally different way or believed there must be realms of experience & perception, far greater and more amazing than those of everyday life.
Move toward your desired lifestyle one new habit at a time. Consider how you got where you are today. In that very same way you can get to where you want to be. The time-line is up to you. I get it, really. Your vision is big, no it’s enormous, and you want it now. So, where do you start?
Perhaps you have been trying to manifest your wishes into your life without much success. Our thoughts and words influence our beliefs and self-confidence and those reflect in our actions. Use subliminal messaging and enjoy the 50 law of attraction tips from these 50 self help bloggers too.
Many people have negative and limiting beliefs about money and success, that they’re completely unaware of. They simply don’t know what they don’t know. If you’ve ever heard it said that successful people have certain patterns, traits, beliefs and a certain “energy”… that’s because they do.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; You have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
Is it possible to have true abundance, feelings of prosperity & plenty, without being in the rat race of lack and scarcity? Gratitude is the key that opens our door to abundance. The grateful mind sees the an appreciation for what is in this moment. We can look for what is good in our life.
Your life can be anything you make it. As shown in a new, uplifting, online, cinema film for those interested in personal development. Being In Heaven is the 90 minute feature film by Michael Domeyko Rowland and is now available for streaming and download. Prepare to be stimulated and amazed!
At some point in our lives, we want success. We want to get from point A to point B in the most effective, efficient, and in the least amount of time. Success looks different for each of us. We might want financial success, success in attracting our soul mate or having a healthy and fit body.
Energy flows where our attention goes. Splitting our attention between two places doesn’t work. “Boy, I have two tigers caged within me. One is love and compassion. The other is fear and anger.” The young boy asked, “Which one will win, grandfather?” The old man replied, “The one I feed.”
Sometimes, even the simplest act of taking another step forward is not the easiest thing. Yet, we could still choose to step into a place of personal power, moment by moment. We can step forward into the headwinds and play full out for success, when we consciously choose it and focus!
Skill alone will not make you a winner, because just under that top 5% are thousands of very highly skilled people who fail to actually win. 95% of all winning is accomplished by 5% of the participants. What’s going on beneath the surface? How are we tripping ourselves up at an invisible level?
We all have people in our lives that act as cheerleaders and who are great for our self esteem. We also often have people around us who bring us down. It’s important to be aware of these people, places, and situations that will bring you down. Recover and rebuild your self esteem and courage.
The struggling butterfly story has been around a long time, yet the lesson remains relevant. Here is that story. When we face challenges in our life, we might often find ourselves asking the question of why. Yet there can be good that comes of these struggles. It does make us stronger people.
Ever wondered about the 5 most common regrets in our lives? Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who worked in palliative care for many years. During their last weeks, her close relationships with her patients, resulted in very intimate conversations and gave rise to wisdom for living a fulfilled life.
The hands can’t have what the mind can’t see! Take out a little time for using your imaginative mind power. Enjoy visualizing your personal goals with the free meditation and relaxation timer. After all, In the chaos of life, what is the major thing missing in every person’s life today? Stillness.
Read one of my own articles about integrity, plus one that’s a favorite of mine from the Maliwada Human Development Training School. This post is split into two parts, taking on two perspectives, related to the topic of integrity. Integrity Is An Intrinsic Knowledge and Profound Personal Integrity.
These inspiring, positive cartoon lessons for our lives inject a little humor into self improvement messages. Collections of inspiring quotes helped build of this collection of cartoons. Inspiration can be found in many places and these cartoons are a fun vehicle for sharing short lessons for life.
Wisdom For Everyday Life is an inspirational video with fifteen quotes about life. Here is that list of quotes which are used in the two and a half minute motivational video for you. Thank you for making the time to watch and definitely please do share this special, meditative video with your friends.
Choices and Illusions does a great job at explaining, how your mind works, why some changes can be so difficult to make & how you can take control of your own mind. Eldon Taylor provides his thoughts on the best tools for reversing negative effects & enhancing your own personal empowerment.
What is your personal definition of success? Have you bought into what everyone else thinks is success? The meaning of success will be different for every individual. Get clear on your own, and when you do… Read on for 10 things successful people regularly do, with useful tips, traits and habits.
I have come across this poem many times, yet had never shared it with you. Enjoy and remind yourself every day, as you look into the mirror each day. This poem was written in 1934 by Dale Wimbrow. Peter Dale Wimbrow (June 6, 1895 – 1954) was an American composer, radio artist and writer.
Use these 20 self exploration exercises to help with moving forward with greater momentum. Personal development can happen by accident and also occurs just by meeting life’s challenges. Use these to help with getting you unstuck & raising the bar on what you are out to achieve in your life.
In the words of Hank Aaron, “Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was to keep swinging”. We all have slump days. So, when we are in the middle of such a day, what can we do? Here are a few ways of dealing with it so you can keep swinging!
Enjoy these 5 personal development books that I introduce to you. I am often asked for recommendations of best personal development books to read. Rather than refer to the following 5 books as the best self improvement books, I prefer to say that these are excellent books for you to read.
Sometimes this perspective of our fantastic universe really eases your worries… It can put so much into perspective and get you stepping forward once more. Revisit this page whenever you feel a little overwhelmed or troubled. You’ll soon have everything in your life humming along again.
Enjoy these 35 Top Personal Development Facebook Pages for you to explore. Naturally, there are hundreds of personal development Facebook pages and these are the ones I have selected to introduce to you today. Be sure to like their pages and comment at your favorite posts at each page.
The thought provoking questions, in the get Real app, can be used as great ice-breakers, conversation starters, dating questions, are amazing for team building and for teachers. I am certain that we have all experienced how one thought provoking question really can change everything, in a flash.
Enjoy these 25 positive quotes to tickle your mind. For example, the intangible represents the real power of the universe. It is the seed of the tangible. [Bruce Lee] and change is ultimately about leaving the realm of dreams, concepts and words, and putting yourself to work. [Thea Westra]
Sometimes the simplest things can have the most immediate and meaningful impact on the lives of everyone around you. So whatever you enjoy doing, whatever brings you, your friends, family and community together, do it on Peace Day. Help promote Peace Day when it arrives this year.
Get your own copy of the Secret Of Becoming Rich free ebook and listen to all 27 chapters in the audio. To start creating wealth you must have a wealth mindset, and what I mean by this is you must be able to think the right way, to accept wealth to come into your life. Visualize your own success.
See your favorite Top 10 August 2016 Facebook Posts From Forward Steps with positive personal development inspirations by Thea Westra at Forward Steps Self Improvement. There is a brand new collection for you to explore at the end of each month. Simply return to this blog to see them.
Enjoy this video of the 12 Laws of Karma That Will Change Your Life. Karma is the Sanskrit word for action. Karma literally means “deed, or act”. Think of karma as the spiritual equivalent of Newton’s third Law of Motion. Discussions of karma were first referenced in the texts of the Puranas.
One of the elements in each of the 365 Forward Steps Notes is a life power tip. I have collected 9 of my favorites and have listed them. As you read these 9 life power tips below, remember the words of Bruce Lee… “Absorb what is useful, discard what is not and add what is uniquely your own”.
See your favorite Top 10 July 2016 Facebook Posts From Forward Steps with positive personal development inspirations by Thea Westra at Forward Steps Self Improvement. There is a brand new collection for you to explore at the end of each month. Simply return to this blog to see them.
Are you your own best friend? Do you know how to start being your own best friend, if you’re not already? You have likely heard the quote from Jim Rohn, If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
I use all of these 10 self improvement apps myself and it was high time that I shared them with you. I have presented a little list with descriptions, here for you. Christopher Westra (my friend) and myself have spent several years online, creating self improvement content, as well as publishing books.