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Are Your Beliefs Allowing You To Create The Life You Want?

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In this post I'm going to share something powerful and profound. It is the subject of Beliefs and their impact on every facet of human experience.

Beliefs are formed at the subconscious level in every young child as an emotional response to their environment. They're usually created to help the child stay safe and may be appropriate for that particular time. However, they remain in consciousness over time influencing perceptions even when they no longer fit the situation.
 
Beliefs are also indoctrinated into the child by well-meaning parents and teachers. A father may tell his son “life is hard” thinking this will be helpful. Twenty years later the same belief will still be functioning and the man will have no clue why he is struggling so much.
 
As strange as it may seem, every thought we have is a belief. Our every-day self talk predisposes us towards certain attitudes and feelings. Whenever we have an emotional response to something, there's always one or more beliefs at work, creating reactions and behaviors.
 
Very few people have a level of awareness which allows them to see their own beliefs and fewer still have the ability to really change what they believe. The difficulty is that beliefs cannot be changed at the conscious, cognitive level. To verify this, just notice how temporary and ineffective it is to give someone a pep talk or try to convince them of something different. Religious beliefs are a perfect example. Many people would rather die than change what they believe.
 
Throughout history, beliefs have been the chief cause of hundreds of millions of deaths in all wars. All conflicts are the result of one person or an entire nation believing something about another person or nation. The right-wrong game has been the foundation of all society and is a direct byproduct of beliefs.
 
You Can Now Transform Your Beliefs
The Good news is that there is a process for changing beliefs experientially and when you do this the belief is is actually transformed and replaced by a new, empowering belief that supports you in creating the life you truly want.
 
Beliefs are neither right nor wrong, good nor bad. Saying a belief is wrong is simply another belief. Beliefs can be empowering such as “I'm smart man/woman” or limiting such as “I can’t make the money I want”.
 
One of the most powerful practices you can develop is to ask yourself: what might someone need to believe in order to have this experience?” Staying with this question will allow you to uncover the root cause of any situation. A measure of compassion is very useful when exploring beliefs. Judgments are beliefs. Everything you experience in your life whether realized or not is, at the core, a byproduct of some belief. You can think of it as the programming language of your bio-computer.
 
In the Life Crafting program, we have a powerful method for shifting beliefs available to all our clients. Not only do they get to experience the benefits right away of shifting limiting beliefs, they also learn the method themselves so it is available to them for the rest of their life. They gain the ability to identify the limiting (and transparent) beliefs in others and help them change them if they wish to do so.
 
Once you learn this method, your life will never be the same and you will have an ability very few people have. Virtually any situation, problem, challenge can be unraveled and resolved by using this advanced knowledge and skills.
 
You will never learn about beliefs in school even if you progress to a Ph.D level. The reason is obvious. Educational institutions do not want a truly empowered population able to shape their own reality. Think of how this would impact consumers and change their susceptibility to advertising messages! In essence, the population is kept in the dark and essentially asleep by the consistent practice of indoctrination – the subtle or overt practice of filling the masses with beliefs. 
 
What is Your Primary Challenge Now? 
Whatever it is, it will help you tremendously to write down all the things you believe about your challenge or situation. While doing this, notice where you have an emotional charge on an item, i.e. feelings that come up for you as you contemplate some particular, idea or belief. The beliefs with an emotional charge are invariably holding you back the most. I suggest you circle them. 
 
Next, ask yourself: is this belief serving me or helping me? If the answer is no, ask yourself: what would you rather believe? Write it down. Imagine having this new belief and the impact it would have in your present situation. This will help you to get started noticing and identifying beliefs that are operating in your awareness. Human experience lives in layers and when you have the courage to drill down and discover your deeper truths, you'll create an amazing level of freedom for yourself and for those you care about.
 
Changing Your Financial Situation
You will not uncover any one single factor more relevant and impactful to your financial life than the beliefs you have about money, income and all related subjects. If you want to make more money, start looking at what you believe about money and about all the things connected to it. 
 
Your relationship with money will define most everything that happens with it regardless how hard you work or how clever you are in your career or business.
 
Your Next Step
Do you have a sincere desire to change your life? If yes, it is time to take the first step in changing the patterns and beliefs that are stopping you.
 
Scheduling a complimentary Life Crafting Strategy Session will open the doorway to new possibilities. You'll have the opportunity to identify your limiting beliefs and begin shifting them.
 
You'll be able to assess the path you're on now and determine the changes that will get you into alignment with your highest purpose, passion and greatest gifts. Most important, you will learn the unique formula for making money doing what you love. NOW is the time to make this happen!
 
You can schedule your complimentary strategy session at http://www.lifecraftingprogram.com/strategysession. I look forward to receiving your information and supporting you in creating the life you want.
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10
Jul
1

Your Solution to Overwhelm

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Do you often find yourself overwhelmed with everything that needs to get done and sometimes unclear about your priorities? This situation is extremely common nowadays for many people. In my experience, it seems that women are particular prone to this issue. The good news is that there is a real solution AND... if you're reading this, there's a good chance you're ready for it.

It's important for you to know that the solution to your overwhelm is NOT a magic pill that will instantly make everything work easily and smoothly. Rather, it is a game, which will help you focus, restore balance, get important things done and most importantly allow you to FEEL good about yourself, your life and your future. Not too shabby for a game, right?

However, I must warn you. This is no ordinary game. It is a powerful and transformational game AND yet one that is also fun to play. Sound interesting? You may be asking: how the heck can a game do such a thing? The game is structured so that just by playing it you get the critical feedback you need to make key adjustments in all aspects of your life.

You will soon see that honest, incisive and relevant feedback and adjustments are the keys to everything. How is this possible? When you get feedback on how your actions are out of alignment with what's important to you and you learn simple adjustments that will make a difference, you're empowered to create small but significant shifts. 

Please see my blog post entitled the The Magic of The 3 Degree Shift to understand how this works. Over time, your small shifts add up to significant changes. You're able to restore balance, clarify priorities, pursue goals and set boundaries with the important people in your life. The name of this game is The Promise Game™. The attached introductory video will walk you through the basics on how it works. 

So what kinds of situations can The Promise Game™ address? Here's one common example. You're trying to juggle the demands of a new business, home and family responsibilities but you feel that you never have enough time for everything. You're burned out trying to be super woman and take care of everyone and you never have time for YOU. Sound familiar? This seems to be the epidemic of our time.

In the Promise Game™, you will get clear on what you feel, what you need, what's really important and learn to communicate so you actually receive others' support. Imagine that! You learn to set limits, adjust others' expectations and make sure you have time for you. You also learn how to get past the internal messages of shoulds, supposed tos and move past any feelings of guilt that arise when making sure your own wants and needs are met. Sounds pretty cool, right?

How Can I Learn More about The Promise Game™ and Start To Play?
At Life Crafting, we believe that each situation is different. For this reason, we encourage you to schedule a complimentary Strategy Session so we can get to know you and devise a plan that is tailored to your needs. This includes your business AND your personal life since they are intertwined. 

In your Strategy Session, you'll learn how to create an effective support system that increases your business success. You will learn how to gain access to ALL the materials on The Promise Game™, access our online learning community, find a suitable partner and start to play! 

What's the catch? You need to act today because we will only be able to offer this at no cost for a limited time. Click here to schedule.

Please post your comments and questions below. 

 

 

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29
Jun
0

What Is Your Genius Zone?

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According to Albert Einstein, everybody is a genius. In the attached quote, he also says that if you judge a fish by it's ability to climb a tree, it will spend it's whole life believing that it is stupid.

The greatest value in this this powerful quote lies in the realization that YOU have a Genius Zone. Does this contradict what you've believed about yourself? There is some area in which your gifts shine forth and where your abilities can be applied to achieve impact and generate significant income. Do you want to know where your Genius Zone lives and what it is? Can you imagine the extraordinary implications of knowing it and feeling it for real? Life changing for sure.

Most people don't have a clue what their Genius Zone is and... rather than find it, they spend most of their time beating themselves up for what they cannot do, just like the fish and living a life of mediocrity. While this is pretty close to insanity, it is an ingrained habit for many. What about you?

If you know your life purpose and you're already making money doing what you love, there's a good chance you know your Genius Zone or are living in it. If you do not fall in this category, there is no better time than now to start this journey and get into alignment with your Genius and true calling.

Do you think it's an accident or coincidence that people's passion, once discovered, is always closely aligned with their Genius? It is not. God put you on this earth to fulfill a mission based on your Genius Zone so when you meander around and devote your time to just getting by, you are dishonoring that mission. You may not care about your own success or quality of life but what about all those people who are waiting for you to get it together so you can help them? You probably didn't think of it that way, did you?

So how difficult is it to discover your Genius Zone? It is actually the greatest adventure of your life to discover and live your purpose and in your Genius Zone. It is also immensely profitable because when you access your Genius Zone you maximize the opportunity to contribute and deliver value. This in turn significantly increases the price you can charge for your services. While this is obvious to some, many don't connect the dots. Are you beginning to get it?

Where can you start and how much does it cost? You start by scheduling your Complimentary Strategy Session. The cost is zero and the time is NOW. If you don't act when this is in front of your nose, there's a very good chance you won't do it ever. So a reasonable question is: what is the price you're paying for not Living in Your Genius Zone? Is there really a better time, when you're more ready? NO! This an illusion.

Lastly, find someone who is on the other side of the fence, someone living their mission every day. Ask them what it's like. Our Life Crafting community is brimming with people like this and as you might guess, they are eager to share it with you. I appreciate your receiving these ideas. Please post your comments and questions.

 

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May
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If you look closely and honestly, you'll see that all human beings have some mechanism for self sabotage, that is to say a way in which they get in their own way or stop themselves from getting what they truly want.

It may be something like a limiting belief that says "I can't achieve my life goal and be happy". This will cause you to push away opportunities when they show up. Most of the time, it's pretty easy to prevent yourself from winning. At other times your self-sabotage may be more complex, subtle or hidden.

Regardless, if you don't gain awareness of your own self-sabotaging patterns, it's likely that they will continue to derail you. Your patterns can cause years of frustration, despair and a life far less fulfilling than it could be. This is a high stakes game!

My own personal self reflection and growth process has allowed me to identify my own self-defeating patterns and shift many of them using a variety of powerful inner map tools. Yet, it's an ongoing process that never ends. The path for the awakened person requires a commitment and diligence.

A reasonable question might be "why do people limit themselves in this way"? The simple answer is that we each have a subconscious part of us that perceives change, regardless of the form and beneficial, to be unsafe and dangerous. This part will do whatever it can to insure that you stay the same and in this way remain safe from the perceived physical or emotional danger.

Since the pursuit of your life goals, business mission or creative expression involves change, they all qualify as something needing to be avoided. For convenience, we will use the word resistance to represent the many manifestations of your subconscious saboteur.

Some common examples of resistance are procrastination, avoidance, nervousness or anxiety, fear of expressing your true feelings, excuses for not completing important actions, etc. One most significant example of resistance is the fear of making a commitment to a personal development program even when you know in your gut, that it's the perfect next step for you.

This situation will often generate the greatest resistance because your subconscious knows that this will bring about the greatest change. Some typical internal messages you may hear are: It's not a good time for me, I'm not ready, I can't afford it, I'm too busy, I'll be dissapointed again, my husband/wife won't approve.

Even when you consciously know that the perception of danger is a distortion or flat out wrong, your subconscious will still operate as if the change is life threatening. If you reflect on your own present life experience. you'll be able to identify how resistance is showing up for you now.

The fact that you're reading this suggests that there is something of value for you here if you're willing to reflect honestly on it. It does take courage to look at yourself in this way but the rewards of doing so are HUGE. If you're unsure where your resistance may be operating for you now, dig deeper and ask someone close to you for their feedback. 

Over the past 2 decades, I've encountered many people who had the most amazing opportunities basically handed to them on a silver platter yet they refused to accept them. They had their reasons or story of course but in the final analysis it boiled down to one thing—their unwillingness to win. Resistance triumphed and they lost out big time.

Getting what you want will generally require you to be uncomfortable for a time. Is it worth it? Staying where you are has the advantage of being familiar, more comfortable and... the price you pay for this comfort is being utterly miserable and unfulfilled. Which do you prefer? 

Can a person be comfortable in their misery and unhappiness? Can they be content with their own poverty or limited financial success? Can they be completely accepting of devastating loneliness and unfulfilled desires? YES, Yes and Yes! I suggest that you not try to make sense of this rationally because you will not get very far. It will not add up no matter how hard you try to explain it.

Human beings are not rational or logical in any way, shape or form. Even the most exacting scientific mind will make personal choices that defy all common sense considerations. Transformation, no matter how ultimately beneficial, is scary, disruptive, unsettling but it will empower you to BE who you were meant to be.

So what's the message here? If you have important goals in your life (personal or professional) and you want to have a life really worth living, it is imperative that you get to know yourself and your self-sabotaging patters intimately and that you utilize a skilled coach to assist you in cracking the code on your self-limiting patterns.

It will most likely take a while and you will need to do inner work, but the reward will be an extraordinary and rich life of love, financial success and true fulfillment. 

Sounds good, right? Are you willing to do the "work" to get it? If yes, I have 3 simple steps to help you get started. Ready? Here goes:

Step 1: Schedule a Life Crafting complimentary Strategy Session. This strategy session will allow you to take a step back from your life and business and see what you really want. You'll learn about a powerful business model that will allow you to experience both the financial success and fulfillment you desire and you'll know how to move beyond any obstacles to having what you want. To schedule your session, click here.

Step 2: Write down what you most want in your life right now. Be honest with yourself. Ask yourself what would having this really give you? Repeat this a few times until you come down to your real core desire and outcome.

Next, write down all the ways you've been stopping yourself from having it. Again, a fierce honesty will be critical. Lastly, share what you've written with someone you trust and who will support you and not judge you. If you don't feel like you have someone in your life that satisfies these criteria, its time for you to start creating these kinds of relationships!

Step 3: Get yourself a copy of The War of Art. When it arrives, read it and keep it handy so you can easily reference it. BTW, this is not a typo. This is really the title of the book, very different from old classic, The Art of War.

The combination of the strategy session, exercise and book will set you on a powerful path of growth and success. I welcome your questions and comments.

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May
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The longer you live, the more you will hopefully realize that your relationships are your most precious resource. Most of the time, people treat their relationships like a throw away can of beer. They're unaware of the actions and patterns that damage their relationships, often beyond repair and they're equally oblivious to the readily available resources that will nurture and support their relationships allowing them to thrive. The saddest part of this is that it often impacts the most important relationships in your life and the people you love most deeply.

My aim here is to awaken you to one of the most damaging patterns in all relationships. I'm going to focus on the devastating effect of communication withholds and what to do about them. A withhold is something that needs to be expressed but is not communicated. It is withheld. There are countless "reasons" why people don't communicate what's going on for them but regardless of the specifics, the underlying issue is fear.

Communicating your truth, especially your feelings, can be scary. A typical thought process might be: What if... she becomes angry at me? What if... he rejects me and leaves me? What if... my boss gets angry and fires me. The list of reasons for not communicating or sharing your experiences—thoughts and feelings, are numerous.

Most of the time it feels much safer to let things slide by and not "rock the boat". You might rationalize the situation, saying to yourself something like, "it's not that big a deal". While one single instance may not be a big deal, the continued pattern of withholding over time can build up and indeed become a very big deal.

The most important awareness to gain about withholds is how damaging they are even when they seem insignificant. When you don't communicate your truth with someone important to you, the consequence almost always will be some form of "distancing" with that person.

Let's say you borrow money from someone and you're unable to pay them back when you had planned to to so. You're embarrased and now dreading telling them about your circumstances. You're even more scared about them asking you about it and having to tell them you don't have the money. 

So what's the most natural consequence of this situation? There's a good possibility you'll start to avoid this person. You might not call them or see them with the same level of frequency you usually do or you might steer your conversation away from finances. In short, you will likely "tiptoe around the tulips" and not realize the "price" you're paying for not telling the truth and resolving the matter openly. Sometimes the resolution of the issue can be simple and relatively painless yet the inclination to withhold is still often very strong.

Not realizing the downside of withholding, you will tend to continue the withholding pattern even to the point of damaging the trust level with the person. The most obvious and extreme case of communication withholding is marital infidelity. The reason is pretty obvious: there is so much at stake. Yet, when the truth does come out in the open, what does the person on the other side usually say? Something like "what hurts me the most (beyond your unfaithfulness) was your continued hiding the truth from me". 

It definitely takes courage to tell the truth about sensitive matters. There are two keys to harnessing the inner strength and courage to express your truth and feelings. One is being clear about the downside of withholding it AND the second is learning HOW withholds can be communicated in a safe, effective and mutually empowering manner. 

Fortunately, a method exists for communicating withholds that does all this and more. What makes this method so powerful is the "safe container" it provides for your communication. I can virtually guarantee that using this method will clear the air and bring you and the other person much closer together. It will make it much easier to resolve even long standing issues and help the two of you to resolve differences and different approaches or viewpoints.

So how can you get your hands on this powerful Withhold Exercise? Glad you asked! It is available to all our registered Life Crafting Clients. If you're not yet registered, you can create a free account here and download the Withhold Exercise from our document library right after registering.

Once you start using it, you may have questions and if you do you you can get them answered in our Website Discussion Forum Withhold Exercise Discussion.

I look forward to assisting you in transforming all your relationships! Please post your comments below.

 

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