How Oprah used a vision board to envision Barack Obama as president

Dreams do come true! Talk show star Oprah Winfrey revealed this week that she uses a vision board to visualize her goals and harness the power of intention. So what did Oprah have on her vision board? The gown she intended to wear to a very special event – the Obama inauguration.

Here’s what Oprah told a New York radio station on Tuesday:

“I was speaking with Michelle and Caroline Kennedy and Maria Shriver – we were all doing a big rally out in California. At the end of the rally Michelle Obama said something powerful, ‘and I want you to leave here and envision Barack Obama taking the oath of office.’ I created a vision board. I had never had a vision board before. I came home, I got me a board and put Barack Obama’s picture on it and I put a picture of my dress I want to wear to the inauguration.”

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John

Everything is relative

There are natural laws working on us every day, affecting our lives in a multitude of ways. Just as you can use your intellectual functions to really propel your life forward, you must learn to use the seven natural laws of the universe to govern you and your mind.

Remember, these natural laws are as precise as gravity. Take a moment to think about who or what created these exact laws.

The Law of Relativity probably sounds familiar to you. If you were asked, “Do you make a lot of money?” what would your answer be? If you compared your salary to Bill Gates’ salary, the answer would be no, but if you compared your income with that of your average third world citizen, the answer would be an emphatic yes. Are you fat or skinny? Are you healthy or unhealthy? Is your home big or small? Until you compare what is in question to something else, you can’t answer the question.

A two-door car may feel small to someone used to riding in limousines, but to someone who has never had a car, it feels great. Your past experiences influence your evaluations. In reality, it’s just a two-door car — not large or small. It just is, but is perceived by different people in different ways. This law can be useful when evaluating a situation or event. Don’t get into trouble thinking someone else has more or can do more than you. Look at things as just “being,” without measuring or judging them, and you’ll prevent feeling like you’re not enough or that you don’t have enough.

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To your success!

John

Risk it all – Gain it all

You should know by now that I am a risk-taker. I have a lot of faith and, truth be told, my risks are pretty calculated. I do my best due diligence before I take any sort of action, and do what I can to eliminate undesired results. Then I charge forward with the belief that no matter what happens, everything will work out fine—or at least the way it was supposed to. I trust one hundred percent of my being to the universe.

If you don’t risk money, you’re not going to make a lot of it. If you don’t risk your emotions, you can’t have a deep, fulfilling relationship. If you don’t risk falling short of your dreams, you’ll never come close to them.
But don’t take a risk while focusing on what could go wrong, because the law of attraction will ensure that what you fear most will happen. If you focus on failure, you can never succeed. If you focus on being hurt by a relationship, you can never feel loved. But don’t take my word for it—test my ideas by starting to take risks. You have been given the unique power to make choices. Every other animal on this planet is confined.

But you have the ability to co-create your own destiny with the powers given to you. To achieve the life of your dreams, you must first have total and undeniable faith in yourself and in God, your Creator, the Universal Intelligence—whatever you choose to call your source. That’s why the greatest risks of all are called leaps of faith.

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John

Meditation: Create a Time and Space Just for you

Do you ever feel the need for peace and serenity? Do you take time out of your busy day to reflect on your life and the way you live it?

By setting aside a few moments each day to explore your unconscious mind, you will improve the quality of your day.

It can sometimes be difficult to find time for meditation. In my own life, I had to make meditation my first priority in the morning in order to work it into my schedule. As soon as I wake up, I pile pillows in back of myself in bed and meditate right there—that way, I always have time for it. I can’t imagine starting a day without it.

Some people are quite creative in working meditation into their lives. Creating a quiet space can sometimes be as much of a hurdle as creating time. You could reserve a corner in a room, and make sure that it remains clean and uncluttered so that it is always ready for you. A closet large enough to sit in could become a peaceful meditation hideaway for you, complete with comfortable pillow and decorations. A secluded corner of a garden would also work. Many of those who meditate like to have their personal sacred objects around them—a beloved picture, a favorite candle, a beautiful rug. No matter what appeals to you, you must decide to make room for meditation, every day.

There are many different methods of meditation. Explore all the possibilities and find one that works for you. Every meditation’s objective is to go into the silence. Multiple resources exist—you could consult magazines, books, web sites, religious organizations, seminars, workshops, and meditation/yoga centers. You could also try instructional videos or CDs, which provide guided meditations. Following is a short list of several methods of meditation: Some may surprise you, but meditation is more a matter of what you bring to the practice—patience and a desire to silence the mind—than of what the practice entails.

  • Focus on the petals of a flower
  • Drink a cup of tea on your patio or in your garden
  • Walk
  • Do yoga
  • Wax your car

A meditation can be anything which takes you into silence, both inner and outer, and clears your mind of all thoughts. Try as many methods as you need until you find one—or more—that work for you, and proceed on your journey to the life of your dreams.

To Having It All!

John

The No Complaining Rule

The biggest problems plaguing businesses and life today is negativity!  How do you tackle everyday negativity and turn something negative into a positive? Here are 5 positive things we can do each day instead of complain:

1. Practice Gratitude. Research shows that when we count three blessings a day, we get a measurable boost in happiness that uplifts and energizes us. It’s also physiologically impossible to be stressed and thankful at the same time. Two thoughts cannot occupy our mind at the same time. If you are focusing on gratitude, you can’t be negative. You can also energize and engage your coworkers by letting them know you are grateful for them and their work.

2. Praise Others. Instead of complaining about what others are doing wrong, start focusing on what they are doing right. Praise them and watch as they create more success as a result. Of course, point out their mistakes so they can learn and grow, but make sure you give three times as much praise as criticism.

3. Focus on Success. Start a success journal. Each night before you go to bed, write down the one great thing about your day. The one great conversation, accomplishment, or win that you are most proud of. Focus on your success, and you’ll look forward to creating more success tomorrow.

4. Let Go. Focus on the things that you have the power to change, and let go of the things that are beyond your control. You’ll be amazed that when you stop trying to control everything, it all somehow works out.

5. Pray and Meditate. Scientific research shows that these daily practices reduce stress; boost positive energy; and promote health, vitality, and longevity. When you are faced with the urge to complain or you are feeling stressed to the max, stop, be still, plug-in to the ultimate power, and recharge.