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How To Get Rich Quick

How To Get Rich Quick

If the ‘instant wealth’ brigade are to be believed, riches fall into the lap of anyone following their advice – or more likely their $99.95 programme (currently at 50% discount). I have a sneaky suspicion there are far more people promising instant riches than actually reap the offered rewards. If you are asking yourself the question ‘How To Get Rich?’, either quickly or at a more leisurely pace, I guess you consider yourself to be something less than rich right now? So at the risk of you not going on to read the rest of the article (after all...

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Keep Balance During Change

Keep Balance During Change

Change is the only thing that remains constant Clichés are not well worn for nothing. They’re like a favourite pair of shoes getting put on all the time until they start to look a bit shabby and then stored at the back of a cupboard. You can’t bring yourself to throw them out because they served you so well.   There are many variations of this particular old pair of shoes all amounting to the same thing: You had better learn how to cope with change and uncertainty, because they aren’t going away. Life Means Change ‘Cope’ is maybe...

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Hitler Was A Human Being

Hitler Was A Human Being

How do you react to the title? Outrage? Disgust? Confusion? Getting ready to put me in my place in the comments section? If the thought of Hitler doesn’t stir it up for you, pick someone who does. Depending on where you are, and your view of the world, it could be the 9/11 hijackers, Osama Bin Laden, Obama or Bush. Maybe it’s someone closer to home – one of your parents, a sibling, your boss or an ex-partner. I’ll stay with Hitler for a while but you might want to substitute the name (or names) of someone who did...

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Healing Ourselves

Healing Ourselves

Nothing we can do will avoid the fact that at some point our physical bodies will stop working and each one of us will die. How you react to that will probably depend, in part, on whether you see death as an end or as a beginning. Personally I believe it’s both but I’ll only find out for sure when it comes. I react to the thought mainly with peace with some moments of fear (maybe I’m wrong, and it is only an end). Scars On the Journey Of Life The good news is, for now, I’m alive and...

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5 Ways To Live With Fear

5 Ways To Live With Fear

Fear gets a lot of attention in the self development world – some of it rather negative. Fear is one of the reasons that people don’t get what they want in life. Fear is the most pervasive psychological problem we have today. I disagree with this! Fear might not be very enjoyable but, as with many things I’m born with, is a wonderful tool! It’s like the lights on the dashboard of the car communicating that something urgently needs attention. When my needs for safety and security are compromised, fear is my internal warning sign. Imagine having no mechanism...

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Sting Of The Scorpion

Sting Of The Scorpion

Scorpion wants to cross the river so approaches Crocodile to ask for a lift to the other side. “Scorpion!“, replies Crocodile. “Do you think I’m crazy? I’ll get half way across the river and you’ll stab me with that sting of yours. I’m a crocodile, not an idiot.” “Oh, Mr. Crocodile!” replies Scorpion. “I’m no idiot either. If I sting you in the middle of the river you’ll sink to the bottom and, as I can’t swim, I’ll surely drown! Now, I think you’ll agree that would be very idiotic of me to kill both of us. And …...

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Letting Go, Moving On

Letting Go, Moving On

We’ve lost many of the rituals and rites of passage that marked important transitions. One we’ve thankfully retained is celebrating the change from one year to the next. It can be easy to forget, though, as we party and toast the New Year that to move forward we have to let go of some of what has gone before or we risk getting tied down by the threads of our past. Life is like a circus trapeze act. Imagine the acrobat, the bar gripped firmly in her hands. Ahead is the bar she needs to grab onto. That bar...

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24 Hours Of Peace

24 Hours Of Peace

Each of us starts our day waking from sleep – the most peaceful of states. Keeping that state of peace can be tough, especially as we bustle through a typical day getting things done. Even harder for those surrounded by city chaos or who work in a factory or an office. I found one way is to take regular ‘Moments Of Peace’ – short oases of attention to allow the turmoil of the day to fall away and recharge my inner space. Here are 24, easily available moments to get you through the day. Start Of The Day 1.    ...

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What Are You Waiting For?

What Are You Waiting For?

How much time do you spend waiting? For people, for appointments, for trains, planes or buses. Or maybe you wait for things to get better (or worse), for time to pass, for a lucky break, for the right moment, the right person … for many things. Some years ago I was late for a business meeting. As I rushed into the room I apologised and thanked him for waiting. His reply stays with me to this day. “I wasn’t waiting,” he said. “I never wait. I always have something to do. Something to think about, a problem to mull...

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You Don’t Need Money

You Don’t Need Money

Money is an important and inescapable part of our lives. Each of us has a relationship with money, and I’ve personally found much freedom by getting clear about that relationship. Clarifying the role of money in our lives is, I believe, a crucial step to finding peace. At the core of this is realising – you don’t need money! Master or Servant? You can’t eat or drink it, you can’t build houses with it (not sensible ones, anyway!) and it’s not very effective for clothing. While we may need some of the things we can buy with it –...

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