Thursday, August 27, 2009

    Ten Powerful and Life Transforming Tips That Will Change Your Life

    Here are ten powerful and life transforming tips that will change your behavior and build upon your success in less than 10 days. Ten simple tips you can implement into your daily routine starting right now. You will only stand to gain from these life transforming tips. You get guaranteed results, greater success and motivation to achieve goals that you once thought were impossible to achieve.

    In the next 10 days you will be able to achieve your goals faster and with conviction. You will see and feel the difference and benefit from the results. You will be inspired like never before. No mountain will be too high for you to climb after you read these life transforming tips.

    10 Powerful and Life Transforming Tips

    1. Foster strengths and acknowledge weaknesses: Create a list of all your strengths. Create another list with all your weaknesses. Give greater focus to tasks that foster your strengths and delegate tasks that play on your weaknesses.

    2. Admit to mistakes: You are human and humans make mistakes. Admit to mistakes as soon as you discover it. Deflecting or lying about it will make you feel bad, and you won't learn from the experience. Don't try to cover it up, lies are difficult to keep up with and difficult on the mind and your self-worth.

    3. Accept criticism: The automatic reaction to criticism is defense. Stop defending and listen for any truth behind the criticism. You can only change what you are aware of.

    4. Embrace change, it's inevitable: Change is everywhere and in every living thing. Life is continual change preceding death. Nothing remains constant in life - change is inevitable. Fear for change will only lead to feeling stuck.

    5. Challenge core-beliefs: Core-beliefs are strongly rooted beliefs that often cannot be substantiated with facts they simply are not true. Core-beliefs will prevent you from trying new things for fear of failure and what you believe it will mean to you. Next time you are about to make a decision based on a core-belief make sure you can substantiate it with facts.

    6. Fear stunts growth: Fear limits your personal growth and distracts you from achieving success. Fear draws upon past frightening and humiliating experiences. It creates illusions of what the future holds based on those experiences. Illusions create fear that will stunt your growth. Recognize fear is only an illusion - its not real.

    7. Patience is a virtue: Patience will make you a better and more successful person. Exercise self-control and forbearance to what you want and success will be achieved. You miss opportunities when you jump to conclusions and make quick decisions in your effort to succeed. Slow down and enjoy the ride because success will take as long as it needs to succeed anyhow.

    8. NOW is all that matters: Life unfolds in the present. When you spend too much time vacillating into the future, or reminiscing about the past, the present time slips away and its gone forever. There isn't anything anyone can do about the past and the only difference you will make for the future is based on what you do this very moment.

    9. Treat yourself first before another: You are useless to those in need if you don't take care of yourself first. Just like on a plane when the oxygen mask is deployed - You put your mask on first before you assist others, or else you will pass-out from the lack of oxygen and you will be useless to anyone in need of help.

    10. Unconditional self-love: Means to love yourself no matter what. Strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes. Your confidence and self-esteem will shoot through the roof when you foster strengths and acknowledge your weaknesses, appreciate your likes and find beauty in what you do not like. You can't change who you are so all that is left is for you to love yourself unconditionally.

    Go ahead and see for yourself. See how fast success will be knocking at your door after you implement these 10 easy life transforming tips. You're just days away to a happier and more fulfilled life.

    Success is a mindset. No mountain is high enough when inspiration and motivation strikes. Visit Bruno LoGreco Life Coach & Mentor, and start marching towards your dreams today. Find out how life coaching will benefit you when you visit http://www.brunologreco.com


    Saturday, August 22, 2009

    Jamie Pugh - Britain's Got Talent - Show 4

    You have to believe in you...


    Wednesday, August 19, 2009

    Is Social Media One Reason For Duality In The 21st Century?

    In today’s modern society with mobile technology and the popularity of social media at an all time high, baby boomers, Generation X & Y are all taking part in this emerging technology. It doesn’t matter where you live you can share any piece of information about virtually anything at lightening speed with friends, family and complete strangers with the click of a button.

    With the advent of wireless devices integrated with a camera and social networking applications, uploading media to the internet to share across your social network is as easy as 1,2,3. Within seconds you can share your most recent purchase, like your dream car to the latest and trendiest in fashion, or the reward for getting A+ on your test. There is nothing that cannot be shared including a cute video just captured of your baby taking their first step.

    If "Keeping up with the Jone’s" was difficult pre-Social Media, well guess what? It just got worse. Social Media just took ‘influence’ to a whole new level. If you think traditional media was bad, wait until you see the power and the influence Social Media and traditional media together will have.

    The influenced will feel the need to keep up and to reamin current. Social Media just opened the door to an entire new domain – we are not talking environments with small families or class rooms anymore, we are talking about hundreds and even thousands of people within an environment whom are all connected to hundreds and even thousands more, setting the standard of what is in and what is out.

    The influenced already live in a confusing world filled with needs. They live life exercising poor choices influenced by their environment. They allow the environment to determine what they buy what they believe, how they act and what they say. They have a need to keep up with everything even when they cannot. This leaves them feeling like they are not good enough but not even this factoid will cease their chase.

    Living within a world of contrast, they feel a need to be the person they are not to satisfy illusionary expecations. Either are they conscious to this fact. In their pursuit to become the idea/illusion they believe they must be, they create a divided world. On one side, I’m Not Good Enough and on the other, I’m Good Enough. Why do they always chase the I’m Not Good Enough side and never acknowledge or even know a Good Enough side exists.

    So before you go running off to try and keep up with your online social circle, take a look at who you are and ask yourself the following questions.

    1. I feel like I am not good enough because______________.
    2. I am trying to prove ______to ______ because ________.
    3. In my pursuit to prove ____ I compare myself to________.
    4. To overcome the feeling of not being good enough I_______.
    5. Am I still chasing?
    Take a step back and observe your self-image.
    1. Based on my behaviors I believe _____ about my self-image.
    2. Describe your self-image:
    3. For me to be good enough I must ___________________.
    4. If I accept that I am not good enough life would be _______.
    The last piece to this exercise is available by contacting Bruno.

    Welcome to the 21st century, stimulation to sooth your soul.

    Bruno LoGreco Life Coach & Mentor


    Tuesday, August 18, 2009

    Chocolate Chocolate Read All About - Worthless Nothing Becomes Something After learning The Affects of Environmental Noise.

    Environmental noise is what I refer to as anything that connects with any of our five senses – touch, taste, smell, sound and sight. Pretty much everything that comes into our sight or something we hear, taste, smell or touch can influence our judgment and alter our ability to make sound decisions. All it takes is a lack of confidence in one major aspect of life and we will be off validating whatever thought we hear including the negative self-talk in our head.

    Negative self-talk is easily validated in an environment governed by people that thrive off of negative self-talk. Someone whom feels they are worthless and can articulate his or her thoughts and emotions could influence someone within the environment into believing they too are worthless. Misery enjoys company. How sweet is it to share worthless experiences and to commiserate? It really doesn’t take much to influence someone that is feeling down and blue. Just speak to their emotions and you will quickly win them over.

    A single taste of decadent chocolate has the potential to influence someone whose dream is to open a lollipop shop into believing that decadent chocolate is a better way to go. When the decadence of the chocolate awakes his taste buds it also awakens and heighten the remaining four senses to be on the lookout for anything to validate the reason why decadent chocolate is the better way to go. The people within the environment can be used to calculate potential revenue to compare against any existing financials to further validate the thought. See for yourself, all you have to do is walk into a shoe store and observe women justifying why they need to buy their 20th pair this month.

    Noise is everywhere and everything and anybody can be easily sucked into it. Chance is, you are already in it and might not even be aware of it. Only a small percentage of people have the natural ability to steer through noise and not let it influence their decisions. The good news is those whom are not naturally able to steer through noise can learn how to with awareness.

    Even the person who was down and blue that lacked confidence and self-esteem and believed he was nothing, was able to see the amount of influence he was under because of his environment and the level of noise. It took five years for him to see what he could not see - The power and the influence the noise did have on him. Today he lives his true intention, free from environmental noise doing the things he could only dream of one year ago.

    Now you can answer your own question: Am I really as fucked up as I think I am

    Bruno LoGreco Life Coach & Mentor

    Thursday, August 13, 2009

    The Beauty Of Nature - The Inspiration of Lake Couchiching

    I feel rested and inspired after my mini vacation. I rented a cottage on Lake Couchiching, which is just north of Toronto. I always have a need to be surrounded by nature and there is nothing better than having nature all around me for a few days – it’s relaxing, rejuvenating and inspiring.

    The entire weekend was relaxing. I left my computer at home but I did take my Blackberry. I only used it for the maps. I did not feel any pressure to work, write, or develop awareness techniques. The only technique I did work on was my own in being present, living in the NOW. The only time I fell out of the NOW was when I had to go to the bathroom – there was no way I could be present, the only thing on my mind was peeing.

    One of the best moments from this past weekend was when everything suddenly went still. It happened when I was sitting on the dock staring across the lake. A moment of clarity, one with self and nature in its purest with no judgment to what is. Everything felt like it stopped. There, everything just belonged like a jigsaw puzzle after all the pieces are put together. It truly is an unbelievable feeling - it feels like bliss.

    Thankfully you don’t have to run away to a cottage to experience this feeling. Being in nature works best for me, which also include parks. But any source of expression could have the same effect if it’s something enjoyable and it does not require another person to participate. It has to be about you just like it was all about me when I was sitting on the dock that day.

    Cooking/baking, gardening, art and music, meditating, etc., these kinds of activities can be a source of expression too. Pretty much any activity can be a source of expression if it requires only you to participate. And if your willing to learn how to let go of self-control and the need to judge and are able to accept what is, you too will arrive to the feeling I describe.

    Bruno LoGreco Life Coach & Mentor

    I also used my Blackberry to take these pictures


    Sunday, August 2, 2009

    Nurture Enlightenment Like A Newborn Mother Nurtures Her Baby

    Everybody veers off course from time to time, its only natural. I believe even the best of the best get lost, but what makes them the best is they know how to find their way back. Life distractions are too loud to avoid. Even when you try your best to block outside noise from entering your domain it happens. Its part of life and you can’t avoid it.

    A close friend who had reached enlightenment after she became a cancer survivor fell back into the pits of society. The hustle and bustle and the demands imposed on her for her very own survival could not be avoided. The world, which she had learnt to protect herself from years earlier, quickly engulfed her as she conformed to the dominant force of society, yet again. Slowly she drifted from what she learned to be enlightenment.

    Enlightenment once achieved must be nurtured just like a newborn mother nurtures her baby. You must respect it and you must not take it for granted or you will lose it. The rules, which applied on the journey to enlightenment, apply post enlightenment, however you must continue to enhance it or you will forget how you found it to begin with.

    When you believe that you have lost your way and feel disconnected from your internal soul, drop whatever you are doing and get back to the basics. Know who you are and what you represent. Cut yourself some slack and instead of being hard on you give yourself encouragement. You may have already forgotten but the only way back to enlightenment is when you find time for “me” to give yourself the clarity needed away from life distractions.

    Bruno LoGreco Life Coach & Mentor

    Saturday, August 1, 2009

    A Narrative Of My Life

    I started blogging in early 2008. At first I blogged about my thoughts and ideas, but it wasn’t long before I started to use it as a source of expression. At that time I had already started life coaching so I too was looking for an outlet to express myself. I tried to find a mentor – someone I could talk to about my thoughts and emotions, but I couldn’t find anyone I felt a connection to. My other problem was money. I had very little income because I was still building my coaching business so instead I resorted to a spiritual healer who is also a friend.

    I began reading books on abandonment, neglect, fear, phobias, anxiety - I just started to read everything related to human behavior and it all stuck. I started to write articles and blog posts on whatever I learned. A lot of it just makes sense to me just like it makes sense that what goes up must come back down (The Law Of Gravity) so writing articles and blogging was effortless, grammar and proper sentence structure and finishing thoughts, well…that’s still a challenge.

    Oprah was promoting ‘A New Earth’ at that time. I already had read The Power Of Now and thought Eckhart Tolle was a genius. I loved the way he described living in the moment and becoming one with self. But when I spoke to friends or people in passing about the book many would tell me they found it difficult to follow or they just didn’t get it. I was puzzled - I couldn’t understand how anyone could not get it. To me, what Eckhart Tolle said in the book just makes sense, all of it. But what I did start to realize is why people don’t understand it.

    Did you know something like 90% of the population is so influenced by their environment that they cannot see beyond what they already know? This is what conditions behavioral patterns – a cycle of behavioral patterns which will create the same outcome throughout life and also the reason why many cannot understand Eckhart Tolle.

    Why people cannot understand Eckhart Tolle is the question I hope to answer in my book titled, A Time In Life. That’s the project I am working on right now and I hope to finish it soon. I’m envisioning “New York’s Best Seller” Of course I still need to find a publisher. I feel pretty confident I will find one when I’m ready even though I never published a book before – e-book excluded. Positive thinking all the way…

    So what first started off as a blog about thoughts and ideas, turned into a narrative of my life. I guess that is the true intent of a blog.

    Learn How I Built My Confidence & Self Esteem

    A to Z of How to Build Confidence & Self Esteem

    Bruno LoGreco Life Coach & Mentor


    Ten Powerful Self-Coaching Tips

    By Bruno LoGreco

    Are you living the life of creativity and happiness that you've always dreamed of, or are you allowing your fears or other outside factors to influence you?

    Following the path that your heart's desires requires courage and might require a shift in attitude. There are several methods you can use to act as your own life coach and start working toward the life you dream of.

    Ideas for self-improvement

    You don't need to change every aspect of your life at once in order to improve your attitude and outlook on life. Self-improvement can feel daunting if you try to change everything at once.

    A good way to embark on your journey of self-coaching is to make one change and see what kind of impact it has upon your life. The following tips are designed to help you improve your life and become your own life coach. Try out one of the following tips at a time to positively impact your attitude and daily life.

    1. Find some ‘you' time. Everyone needs time alone to meditate and recharge. You may think you don't have extra time in your day. Start with 10-20 minutes to use for meditation or silent reflection.

    2. Ask yourself what you truly want in life. Are you living your life according to your true dreams and desires? You may be unaware of your desires that lie hidden beneath your surface needs and wants, so take the time to find out.

    3. Write everything down. Even if your thought seems silly, write it down! You may be surprised by the inspiration and ideas you can come up with.

    4. Journal daily, but with a twist. Instead of just writing about today, try writing about yesterday.

    5. Keep track of the "happy moments." Each day has potential for many small moments that bring joy and happiness. If you don't make a special note of them, you may not even recognize the small joys in your day.

    6. Choose one task each night to complete the next day. This way, you have focus, and you accomplish at least one task. Tasking and taxing yourself with effort is important in reaching goals.

    7. Smile when you wake up. Smiling is contagious. By smiling you improve your mood and can potentially improve someone else's day as well.

    8. Give thanks each night. Gratitude will improve your outlook on life and help you see all the good and wonderful moments of your day.

    9. Try something new. A new experience fuels creativity and your enjoyment of the day.

    10. Create at least one memorable moment each day. Make each day unforgettable, even if in a small way!

    Taking the next step with a life coach

    Self-coaching tips are great ideas for helping you improve your life. However, you can take your life to the next level with a life coach and mentor. A professional life coach can help you set goals and help you move forward with your dreams. If you're looking for the right path toward happiness, a life coach can help you discover the path your heart truly desires.

    Want to learn more about self-improvement? Bruno LoGreco is a Life Coach Toronto and mentor. Visit BrunoLoGreco.com and find out how to unleash your potential for success and happiness.

    The Success Indicators on Your Life Path

    Many people seek out a particular goal in their life path and are content when they achieve it. The chance to broaden their horizons or learn new things within an existent structure is not as appealing to them as it is to some others. This is an issue that arises in many individuals because they mistakenly think they have achieved what they wanted to in their lives. The plethora of environmental noise around them begins to infringe upon their goals and forces them to lose sight of what they truly wanted.

    A good way to think of this problem is to envision a large square box. This is not just any box though. Rather, in this case, your box has been divided into three separate, but equally shaped rectangular boxes, all stacked on top of one another. Each of these rectangular boxes is a highly important expression of your life goals -- individual levels of success. Within each of these levels of success is an indicator that tells you how close you are to becoming successful in this area of your life.

    Every area of your life that you identify as a potential path for success can be further divided, containing the many different events and obstacles you will encounter as you strive to reach your goals. Think of each sector of your life as being divided even further, with three new sections within one of the three stacked boxes (sectors). Within each stacked box are three separate sections, divided by dotted lines that make up the life path you will follow. These dotted lines are not the same as the solid lines dividing the sectors -- they are a path that you have envisioned since childhood -- a series of goals and pathways to success that you want to follow.

    As young people, these life paths may not be fully formed. Or they might be crystal clear in our minds--long, straight life paths from the early days of college and adult living to the ultimate goal of success that you have always strived for. You can see exactly what you need to do to reach each success indicator and achieve what you have set out to accomplish. And you probably did just this. After all, your goals as a youth were to be successful in the same way that you saw thousands of others live their lives. You wanted to reach your success indicators and experience the measure of success by which you would measure you life for decades to come.

    However, nothing is ever as simple as we envision it during youth. There are countless factors that interfere with your ability to clearly see those success indicators and life paths to success. These factors, or "Environmental Noise," can be detrimental to even the most focused of individuals. Think of what would happen if you dumped the contents of downtown New York into your box and tried to maintain your focus on those goals. Would you even be able to see your life path anymore?

    Everyone must travel their life path with environmental noise inundating them from all sides. It begins to become cloudy. The dotted lines, our life paths, begin to look like the straight lines and the success indicators start to be confused with any number of different distractions.

    And then something will happen and you will realize that you are in fact nowhere near the original success indicators you set for yourself. Everything has changed and yet you are stuck in a way. You are deep within the center of the middle rectangular box and you have no idea which way to go or how to get back on track. The noise only grows louder and you grow dizzy trying to regain your focus.

    It is in this instant that you must clear the noise and return to the basic, almost instinctive mode of thought you experienced as a child. What did you want from life? Where did you want to go? What do you need to get to that point? What was my life path? All of these questions must be asked without the distractions of the world around you muddying up your thought process. When you can revert to a very simple perspective of the world and only spend time thinking of what you want from life, you can be that much more successful.

    You can succeed in life despite the environmental noise, cruising down your life paths and moving through your rectangles with ease, but oftentimes you need a helping hand to clear away the noise and look at life with fresh eyes. There is nothing wrong with asking for help to weed out these distractions and remove the clutter from your life sectors with a professional life coach.

    Is your life path inundated with environmental noise? Learn how you can lift the noise and begin reestablishing your success indicators today. Visit www.brunologreco.com a Life Coach Toronto today.


    Top 10 Benefits to Journaling

    By Bruno Logreco

    There are countless reasons to maintaining a journal. The top ten benefits of journaling may differ from person to person. However, there seems to be general themes that are attractive in the collective unconscious. Many people are looking to daily entries of their personal experiences to reap some of the following rewards.

    Maintaining a journal is a natural way to exercise the brain. People who make regular entries are taking time to develop writing and communication skills that are very valuable in everyday interactions. This mental exercise also helps to allow your thoughts to flow freely.

    Creativity is a second benefit to consider. This is an important aspect of journaling. The right hemisphere of the brain is associated with visual, imaginative and intuitive facets of thought. When you take time to write, you free the right hemisphere. The ideal entry will be one that puts the inner editor on hold. Thoughts and ideas should flow freely and naturally.

    The uninhibited nature of this form of writing serves a third benefit of developing self awareness. People often create different faces to meet various circumstances. We tend to recreate in distinct situations including the work environment, the community and even when at home.

    The process of keeping a journal helps you recognize the various aspects of your unique personality. The growing self awareness is a powerful force that can lead to even greater benefits in the future. Gaining insight into the self is among the most important aspects to maintaining a journal.

    The fourth benefit is the ability to set priorities. Once you get a grasp on the thoughts and emotions that are filtered through your personal experience, you begin to gain control of them. The process eventually leads to a greater understanding of what is and what is not important.

    The ability to re-see the past is another great benefit of keeping a journal. The pages can be revisited with a fresh perspective. It can be very surprising how much your understanding of an event changes over a relatively short period of time. Some writers find great moments of epiphany when rethinking and rereading entries.

    Journaling is a fantastic problem-solving resource. The approach of using entries to come up with various solutions to troubles is a little different than approaches for self awareness and growth. Many people choose temporary brainstorming techniques that serve to give viable solutions to problems.

    The seventh benefit of journaling is variety. You can choose what kind of entries you want to make. Common choices include brainstorming sessions, automatic writing and reflective notes. Personal journal entries can be made upon inspiration, when you first wake or right before you fall asleep. Some choose to do a combination of these.

    Purging is the eighth benefit to this practice. Many people find it helpful to place negative thoughts and feelings down on paper. Once the negative energy is placed on the page, they are free to let it go. This practice also works well when dealing with anger towards another individual. Purge the negativity and work towards a constructive approach.

    The ability to communicate with others is another benefit of keeping a journal. Those who work with life coaches can find a wealth of resources for sessions. Journaling can help you tap into your fears and dreams, helping your coach gain insight through entries that you choose to share.

    The tenth benefit is improvement in your overall health. Journaling reduces stress. It provides time for you to meditate. The process helps to make the positive forces in your life surface and it helps to bring the harmful elements into light. The result of personal journaling is a new perspective on how you can take control of many aspects of your life.

    Want to learn how online journaling can help you reach goals and problem solve? Learn more about life coach Toronto at brunologreco.com and journaling at iijournal.

    Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Bruno_Logreco