Day #11 from stress to success: Surround yourself with succeeders

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Welcome to day #11 of the 31-day challenge: from stress to success. Today’s secret to success is:

Surround yourself with succeeders

We tend to surround ourselves with people who are similar to us. You may notice that poor people hang out with poor and rich people with other rich people. Artists spending their time with other artists.

Why is that? Great question. We all have our comfort zones in which we attempt to stay within, it feels safe. Very stressed people don’t feel comfortable to be surrounded by successful energised people.

I invite you to take a step back and look around yourself. Who are the people you hang out with? This is going to tell you a lot about yourself. The longer we surround ourselves with a particular type of people, the more our thinking and feeling processes become like theirs, or vice versa. If we are already stressed and mix and mingle with other stressed out people, you end up having a self-pity party or trauma dramas.

If you don’t like what you see in your life, it is time to look around who you spend your time with. If you realise you become like them and you don’t like it; change it. Seek the successful, inspiring people and surround yourself with them. It will make a huge difference. You will have some revelation of what their secret to success is; it is most likely their mindset.

Action steps:

1. Create an ongoing list starting with 20 people you know who are successful and fulfilled in their lives, those who are doing what they love and those who aren’t just living but truly enjoying life.

2. Read this list daily.

3. Contact and meet these people. Find out how they think, what they feel, how they view life, what they talk about and who they surround themselves with. Tell them about your life goals, and ask them for leads to others who might help you become more fulfilled.

4. Surround yourself with people who are inspired by life; and watch before your very eyes how your own thoughts, actions, and life will change from stress to success.

Affirmation:

I associate with success, and I surround myself with inspired life builders.

 

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Stay tuned for day 12 action steps.

Alex

Day #9 from stress to success: Groom for success

Welcome to day #9 of the 31-day challenge: from stress to success. Today’s secret to success is:

Groom for success

Have you ever been in public when you looked your worst? Most of us did. If you did, you might recall this event as one of your embarrassing ones. If you ran into someone you knew or who knew you, you probably didn’t feel comfortable or confident, right?

The way we look does have an impact on our stress level. I am not saying to go overboard with makeup and fake eyelashes etc….girls can still go outside without any makeup and look naturally pretty. I am talking about walking around in clothes which don’t suit, are worn out or your hair is all over the place, dirty fingernails etc.…

If we groom for success, we feel our best. When we are groomed, we feel better from the inside, our confidence gets a boost and fosters self-worth. You never know who you are going to meet:)

Action Steps:

Every morning, check yourself in the mirror. Do you feel great and ready for a successful day?

Groom for success

From stress to success day #8: do selective reading

inspirational book

Welcome to day #8 of the 31-day challenge: from stress to success. Today’s secret to success is:

Do selective reading

When protecting our own stress level, it is important what we expose ourselves to. You may have noticed if you are around a person who is very negative and all that person does is complaining. After talking to that person, you feel depressed and down. The negative energy of someone else transferred to you. The same applies to anything you read and watch on TV. If we read all the negative stories in the newspaper, social media or watch it on TV, that negative energy sticks to you like glue. Why do we keep doing this and soak up other people’s negative vibes and anxieties? If we read about how stressful people’s lives are, you can attune to and become stuck in that same level of stress.

My advice to you is to be selective in what you read. Choose those that will focus you on the success the most, the stories which will inspire you and keep your energy level high. Collect inspirational, motivational stories from books, newspapers and magazines.

Remember when you read an inspiring book or watched a video about someone sharing their motivational success stories? How did you feel after that? You felt tremendous and pumped which you make get started with your own action steps towards your goals.

I got rid of my TV two years ago and don’t miss watching TV at all. I stopped reading any dramas or sad stories but replaced those books with inspirational books about self-help, self – development and spirituality.

While others watching TV, I am indulging myself in inspiring stories, learn more about humanity or create content for my business. This keeps my heart sing:)

Action Steps:

1. Keep a book of inspirational short stories or poems next to your bed. Read at least one page every night before you sleep.

2. Have a calendar of inspirational quotes in your home or have quotes on your fridge so you can see it every day.

3. Use an inspirational quote photo as a desktop background on your computer, laptop or phone.

4. If you read a newspaper, see how many upbeat or success stories you can collect and compile. These can be great conversation pieces to share with your friends and co-workers during the day. Skip the negative articles.

Affirmation:

I focus on the successful, motivating stories of others. I am inspired to greatness!

 

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my selective reading: The courage to be creative from Doreen Virtue

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Stay tuned for day 9 action steps.

Alex

Day #7 from stress to success: Deep breathing and stretching

breathing and stretching

Welcome to day #7 of the 31-day challenge: from stress to success. Today’s secret to success is:

Deep breathing and stretching

When I started my career in accounting as an auditor, I worked crazy hours every week. I mostly didn’t get home before midnight every night but still enjoyed my job and the kind people I worked with and for. A very good friend of my aunt was always telling me to look after myself as my body will tell me one day when it has enough. He was used to saying: “You are still young, your body can cope, but this is not sustainable. Your body will show you one day that you need to stop.” I didn’t believe him and rolled my eyes because I loved doing what I did back then.

I learned within a few years that he was a very wise man. Everything he said was right. My body started to scream out loud at me: “What the heck are you doing?” I need rest, sleep and fun!!!” So, I changed my job in Germany and was getting better. I moved to Australia 10 years ago, and the cycle started from the beginning. My second job in a medium tier accounting firm made me hit the bottom rock when I suffered from chronic fatigue, gained lots of weight and couldn’t concentrate on my work anymore. All I wanted was sleeping. I finally started to listen to my body and changed my diet, kicked out the sugar, having only chocolate in and between, reduced the gluten and drank more water, started exercising and left work earlier. It felt so much better when my energy came back, and I realised that having fun is so important. I started doing photography and dancing to balance out work. The story went on, but this is another topic for another post and video.

What I am trying to tell you here is that our body is guiding us to success. All symptoms our body is experiencing has most likely an emotional story behind it. As I mentioned earlier, I suffered from chronic fatigue. The question I learned to ask myself was: What are you tired of in life? Where are you resisting your life? The answer to this question was crystal clear…I was tired of my work, the job I once loved doing became a burden to me. My body had enough and wanted to move on to a different path, but I didn’t listen to it and kept going out of not knowing what to do and fear to fail. That’s how years later I realised to become a Health and Life Coach so I could help people in the same situation to find what they are tired of in their life and change it for good.

When we suffer from fatigue and are burnout, we carefully need to listen to our body and nourish it. So, before we start making huge life changes to fix the real cause, we need to gain some energy first and heal our body. One brilliant action step I learned was to merely incorporate deep breathing into my daily life. It quickly calms you down. It works fantastic before a meeting or a presentation. Breathing relaxes us instantly. Stretching is another great and easy to incorporate action step. I stretch in the morning before I get up and always go for a quick walk and stretch during a work break.

Why wait until you’re stressed and fall behind? Why not develop a habit of relaxation and success to get ahead?

Action steps:

1. Stretch in the morning for 5 minutes and during the day when you feel you sat for a long time at your desk. Get up and go for a stretch.

2. Find a quiet place and practice this breathing exercise. It only takes 2 minutes and can be easily incorporated into your busy daily schedule:

Tip: if you are at work, try to find a quiet place outside the office or even the bathroom will do it for 2 minutes.

How does it work:

– Take a deep breath in for 5 seconds

– hold for 5 seconds but stay relaxed and then

– Exhale for a count of 7.

– Repeat this 10 times.

Done? How did it feel?

Affirmations:

I am stretching beyond my limitations and breathing inspiration into my actions.

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Being out in nature, doing yoga during sunrise is the most wonderful start of the day.

 

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Stay tuned for day 8 action steps.

Alex

Day #5 From Stress to Success: Visualise your success

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Welcome to tip #5 of the 31 days from stress to success challenge:

Visualise your success.

I am sure you are all aware of the law of attraction. It always starts with visualising your success. If we are unclear of our vision, it creates stress, whereas focusing on our vision leads to success. Seeing the details in our mind is very important.

You might come across the situation where you cannot see clearly, or our vision lacks focus. I suggest to write down more details in your action steps.

Do you suffer from fatigue, depression and stress? This is mostly due to a lack of clarity. If you can’t see your success, or what you need to do to create it, how can we expect to live it?

There is a proven technique called mental rehearsal which athletes are using. They visualise their success before any upcoming performance. Our brains and bodies tend to work most efficiently when they have a planned detailed picture to work on.  Your body and life’s direction follows your inner vision. People who have the most precise image tend to lead those whose vision is cloudy. They are the ones who are more successful and experience less stress. Others start to look up to them for guidance. If you want to lead a successful, meaningful life, visualise clearly.

Action steps for today:

  1. Now you’ve written down your seven top action steps. Take at least 5-10 minutes, sit in a comfortable position where you cannot be disturbed and take three deep breaths and close your eyes. Visualise stress-free completion of each step.
  2. While you keep breathing, focus on the details. Be specific. The more detailed you are, the easier it will be to follow through your action steps.
  3. Now, keep breathing and visualising your outcome as well as the journey. See how you achieve each of these 7 steps successfully until you feel this deep satisfaction. Enjoy this feeling. The mind creates a virtual reality that will manifest into reality.

Affirmation:

I can see myself succeeding; it is done. Wow, what a feeling!

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Visualise your success.

 

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Stay tuned for day 6 action steps.

Alex

From Stress to Success Day #4 – act on top priorities

Welcome to tip #4 of the 31 days from stress to success challenge:

Act on top priorities.

Now in day #1 to 3 we’ve set our goals, cleared away the obstacles, planned and written down our seven highest priorities that you can you to help you bring more fulfilling success into your life.

You can watch the video about this post here.

Fantastic, now I invite you to turn your top priorities into action steps. Without acting on it, nothing is getting accomplished.

I invite you to ask yourself every morning:

What are the highest priority action steps I can do today that will help me fulfil my life’s work?

I encourage you to develop a habit and discipline of following through on them. Yes, you can form it into a pattern as every other routine you do on a daily basis. You might want to consider to check on yourself every hour if you are still working on a high priority task. If you realise you are dealing with distractions and noise, dump it and go back to your top priority action steps.

Practical action steps for today:

Act on your seven highest priority action steps every day. Write them down each morning. Create a daily routine and plant the seeds for success.

Keep yourself on track and have the list right in front of you, so you get reminded continuously throughout the day. If you are at home, place it on your table, mirror or fridge. If you have the list right in front of you, the more likely, you are to follow your action steps.

Ask a friend, your partner or a family member to remind you until it becomes second nature to you.

Affirmation:

I am disciplined, and I focus on my top priorities; therefore, I am successful.

Act on your top activities, jump right into it and get it done.

 

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Stay tuned for day 5 action steps.

Alex

31 days from stress to success

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I am excited to announce the 31-day challenge: From stress to success. I invite you to participate and follow the action steps.

Is this challenge for you?

If you feel stressed with your current work and life situation and tried to overcome your stress already but didn’t get the results you wanted, then you are right where you are meant to be.

Are you ready to apply powerful and practical action steps to your daily routines, which will help you transform your perceived stresses into achieved successes? This upcoming challenge is for those who are sure they are ready to live more fulfilling and inspired lives!

You know that stress is impacting your health and life. What if you could turn that stress into success? What kind of life could you then live? Could you save energy instead of feeling drained all the time, or direct your life instead of being a slave to it, build self-worth instead of destroying it or love your relationships instead of sabotaging them? You could heal your body instead of disordering it; sleep peacefully instead of tossing and turning every night and just have a more fabulous life.

Yes, you can! Stress impacts all areas of your life: health, finance, relationships and family, spirituality, career, social and mental life.

Everyone wants to be successful, whatever that means for you. Everyone wants to perform as well as possible in their careers, nobody wants to be a failure.

So what is the impact on all areas of our life?

  • Health/ relationships/ social life: Stress makes us sick, many diseases nowadays are caused by stress. And if we are ill and tired all the time, it can override any other areas of your life too. You might be too tired to do anything with your family or partner or friends.
  • Career: When we get sick too often because of stress, our career life suffers. We are not performing the way we were used to. We lose motivation. When not performing at work, we may experience even performance management at work which is not fun to have. In worst case scenarios we might lose our job which then has an impact on our finances.
  • Finance: If you are too stressed and sick, you will need to spend money on your doctor’s appointments or medication. You will have less money to spend on things you always dreamed of. A lack of money is causing more stress and can cause other health issues.
  • Mental: All of the above has an impact on our mental health: we might suffer from depression or start experiencing anxiety attacks which then is impacting all of our life areas again to another new level.

But now let’s stop being negative. I have some excellent news for you. You can transform your life for the better right now.

2018 will be different – I am starting a 31-day challenge today, which will transform your life and helps you to reduce your stress, overcome burnout and turn your stress into success.

Ready?

Let’s start with action step #1: Write and read your goals

We all have goals in different areas of our life. Goals can be long- or short-term. Others have dreams and desires but actually, don’t believe in them, so they start sabotaging themselves.

That’s the important thing about your goal. What is it your heart desires? Make sure it is your goal and not a goal of others or other’s people expectations.

When setting goals, make sure they are smart. What does smart goal mean? Great question: s stands for – specific, m – measurable, a – achievable, r – realistic and t – time-based.  Once you know what your goals are, distinguish if it is a long-term or a short-term goal. Ensure your goal is not a fantasy. Otherwise, you will see yourself punishing yourself up for not achieving it.

Setting goals are compelling. You know the feeling of accomplishing one of your short-term goals. It feels great and gives you an energy hump. But also long-term intentions are very powerful. To be successful, we have to focus on the end result and be disciplined day to day or year to year. An important fact to mention is that your goal is indeed coming from your inner self and aligns with what you value most. As soon as you say: I should, I need, or I have to….it is not your goal but from other persons or social idealism. The minute you notice you say: I want to…. I’d love to…you know it is you:)

When focussing on a long-term goal, it makes us feel enthusiastic to get things done in the here and now. Imagine your goal is to improve your running for half an hour. By the time you ran half an hour, you will be tired. But if your goal is to train for a marathon, you probably won’t even notice that you already run for half an hour.

Long-term goals, however, can’t be accomplished without first succeeding in short-term goals. We have to chunk down the big goal into smaller achievable goals. Otherwise, we can get easily frustrated and end up punishing ourselves or give up altogether.

Now, I invite you to do the following action steps:

  1. Each morning before you get up, meditate on your personal dreams or goals. Visualise your end result. Feel it, see it, taste it and smell it. Use all of your senses.
  2. Ask for guidance from the highest and most inspired part of yourself. Trust your intuition. You know best what is right for you and what you want to achieve in your life.
  3. Write and read these goals daily.

Affirmation:

My goals are clear. They are written from my heart. I can see my light upon the horizon.

I encourage you to write your own affirmation using your own words. This is way more powerful.

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If you enjoy this upcoming challenge and want more juicy information, please join my closed facebook group for more valuable free content and future challenges: join here.

If you feel stuck with chronic fatigue because of consistent high stress levels or you feel just drained and unmotivated to go to work every morning, don’t wait and book in your free discovery call with me now. Click here.

Stay tuned for day 2 action steps.

Alex