Empowering Links: Week of 28th January

Best personal development resources for the week:

Life, we only get one, and there’s no going back. Do you want to look back from the end with regret or joy? The must read of the week, Liz reveals the top 10 ways to start living your life. Pure gold.

Gretchen asks, are you making every day count?

My friend Alvaro has kicked off the inaugural edition of the Brain Fitness Blog Carnival, there are some great posts there to help you fine-tune your brain’s performance…including mine :P

Have Tony Robbins coach you on the power of momentum in this free video.

Do you ever feel helpless, like you have no control over events and whatever you do is futile? Learned helplessness is a real problem, and Dave shows you how to unlearn helplessness.

Dave’s also discovered how to overcome his depression over the years, and he shares how you can be good to yourself. I love points 10; do some spontaneous, playful things, 9; surround yourself with loving people, and 5; learn something new (useful or fun) every day.

Are you a teacher? Elona is doing good things by motivating her students to go with the flow experience.

Are you a life coach? Elona points out the importance of being flexible, and how horse training is like teaching kids, and coaching adults too ;)

When you take a swing of Coke, 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your body in the first ten minutes; that’s why you hardly see me drink it. Find out what else happens to your body when you drink coke (via Gizmodo)

What does the billionaire next door, Warren Buffett say about success?

If people get to my age and they have the people love them that they want to have love them, they’re successful. It doesn’t make any difference if they’ve got a thousand dollars in the bank or a billion dollars in the bank… Success is really doing what you love and doing it well. It’s as simple as that. I’ve never met anyone doing that who doesn’t feel like a success. And I’ve met plenty of people who have not achieved that and whose lives are miserable.

And finally, Get Rich Slowly has a great review of the book The Millionaire Next Door, with a summary of the 7 common characteristics of people who successfully build wealth.

2 Responses to “Links to Inspiration: Week of 18th May 2008”

  1. I agree that a key to self management is self esteem. I would offer that true life inspiration happens when you find something you love to do and make it a part of your everyday experience. Here’s an exercise:

    1. Write down 10 things you love to do or that bring you the most joy. I call this the “You List”

    2. Then record how many times a day you do one of the things on your list

    3. Give each day of the week a rating from 1-10

    4. Your best day usually comes out to be the day you do the most things on your “You List”

  2. ClickALifeCoach
    May 29 2008 at 3:20 pm #

    I can easily relate to the first part of the story, in the past I was one of those people pretending you have done something and then be very uncomfortable when someone asks more detailed questions.
    It is not a good feeling and being upfront from the beginning really saves you the embarassment later.