We Are Born Winners

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If you are in existence, you have already won the lottery of life.

I recently did some research and discovered the likelihood of being born is 1 in 400 trillion.

Simply put: The odds of that particular sperm and that particular egg coming together to create YOU  can be compared to the odds of flipping a coin 30, 0000 times in a row and the coin landing on its edge each time. It could also be compared to the probability of 100,000 people winning the jackpot of the exact same lottery drawing.

The very fact that you were born signifies that YOU ARE a WINNER.

What an amazing way to look at life right?

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You are incredibly special and unique, and it’s time to embrace the fact that you are a natural born winner.

This means walking like a winner, talking like a winner, and acting like a winner.

You can think of yourself as an ant, or you can think of yourself as a giant; and either way you’d be right. (Remember mindset is everything.)

The universe will support your beliefs by providing you the exact mirror of what you reflect and you will either feel fully capable or extremely small based off your deeply rooted beliefs.

Each moment is a new beginning

The point of power is always in the present moment. Your thoughts and beliefs of the past have created this moment, and all the moments up to this moment.  So until we start to see ourselves as highly-capable winners, we will more than likely forget how unbelievably lucky we are. Instead of conforming to mediocrity, its best we make a conscious effort to train our thinking to match the winning genetics that we are born with. Best-selling author Louise Hay describes that our belief in lack and limitation is the only thing that is limiting us. She talks about a metaphor of looking at the vast ‘ocean’ of unlimited potential that is available to everyone. She explains that if you look down at what container you hold at this ocean, you will know your state of awareness of what’s available.  Lastly, she states, “People can approach it with a teaspoon, a glass, a pitcher, a bucket, or a pipeline connected to this ocean of abundance. No matter how many people there are and no matter what kind of container they have, there is plenty for everyone and in no way can you drain the ocean dry.  Your container is your consciousness, and it can always be exchanged for a larger container.”

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” Bill Cosby

“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else., it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” Bruce Lee

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No One Is Coming

When You Feel Stuck

We all know the feeling…The feeling of being ‘stuck’. The tendency of most people that are about to go through a transition, is to fight change by holding on to the old way. As the saying goes, a comfort zone is safe, but nothing ever grows there. While I’m no expert in psychology or the human mind, I know from my own experience that when I feel like I’m stuck at a standstill in life, it’s normally when I’m about to go through a transition. Fear has been known to be the number one reason as to why people feel stuck 99% of the time.

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 No One is Coming

I was recently given the privilege to attend a 4 day workshop called Momentum. It was here that I discovered that the majority of people deeply believe that outside circumstances are shaping their reality. I wrote about this before and I write about it again because there is power in repetition. One of the things the trainer brought up in the workshop was a very profound rediscovery for most people: EVERYTHING IN LIFE IS A CHOICE. Some people would say, “Well I didn’t choose to get laid off.” But what most people don’t understand is that there is cause and effect operating behind every life experience. That being said, I completely agree that everything in life is a choice because the choice lies in the way we respond to situations. One person who remains ambitious and seeks opportunity in response to losing a job has a lot more power than the person who becomes negative and therefore, shuts themselves off to future opportunity. EVERYTHING IN LIFE IS A CHOICE. Including beliefs, if they don’t serve you, they can be changed. NOT CHOOSING IS ALSO A CHOICE. Not choosing what you want out of life means you choose to take what life hands you. If you are in a space where you are dissatisfied with your circumstances, the power to change it is within you. A definite decision has to be made to no longer drift through life with no definite purpose. (Hence the word definite). In the workshop I also learned that we build integrity within ourselves every time we stick to doing something with definite intention. The small things done daily shape our lives and become part of us.

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So if you’re feeling stuck, I suggest starting with the basics of building momentum for yourself. By momentum, I mean channeling your focus in a different direction to elevate yourself and your energy. When I focus my attention on the things I want for myself i.e: initiative, lots of energy, productivity, happiness: this is when those things I desire show up in my life the most. It’s when I’m in alignment with them and therefore bring them into my awareness. In retrospect, it’s when my focus is not in the right place that I begin to feel stuck. It’s one thing to feel stuck, but it’s another thing to stay stuck. People can go many years in a state of being ‘stuck’; waiting for something or someone to come and shake things up. One of the most profound moments is when I realized that no one is coming to change my circumstances. I was the person I was waiting for in my darkest moments to make a change. That was when I was introduced to my higher self.

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Common Sense Isn’t so Common

 

Common Sense Isn’t so Common

There is a universal law that I’ve studied a lot about which is referred to as the law of attraction. I encourage everyone to look into this. The law of attraction is changing my life in such a positive way and I feel like it’s my duty to share it.

Here are some pointers that when applied and mastered will help you connect to the true essence of what it is you want to create in your life:

Like attracts Like

We’re like magnets. Our mind is what draws our life experiences to us. Let’s take some basic life experiences into consideration. Have you ever noticed that when you decide to change your outlook about a situation, the situation changes? The situation may become less of a hassle, less of an annoyance, and just overall less problematic. The reason is simple… our thoughts create our experiences. However we choose to think will set in motion and create the upcoming things that we will experience. Whatever thought we hold in the mind will eventually manifest. This simple (yet life changing) fact is by far the most empowering truths I’ve discovered. If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand.  This is the turning point of awareness.

Gratitude Brings You More of What You Want

“Learn to appreciate all that you have while you peruse all that you want.” Each day is an opportunity to appreciate life. Sometimes just being thankful for the simplest things make all the difference. Your perception will start to shift and then you realize not all people have it like you do. You have running water at all times in a place that has electricity, you can make yourself a meal whenever you want, you have access to knowledge from all over the world at the click of a button, and most importantly: you’re alive. You are a living spirit on this planet that gets to have, be, and do whatever you wish. You have so much to be grateful for.

Ask Believe Receive

“You don’t have to know how.” I’ve heard this several times yet I never had the full understanding of this statement until very recently. When you have a burning desire to be successful (in any given field) for example, the how’s are not as important as the strong desire itself. A burning desire is said to attract the people, situations, and opportunities that will open doors. When a person has a desire and a strong belief that it will happen, it literally gives life to the desire and you start to find the how’s as you move forward. You don’t have to know all the how’s initially, you just have to want it bad enough and take the first step. To see more tips on how the law of attraction is changing my life, please read my other blogs on living a life with intention.

Also, to watch the most life changing video about the law of attraction click the link below or go to youtube and type in “The Secret”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIzJEw9xa7M

Thank you for reading,

To our success,

Jazzy

Don’t Be as Dumb as an Elephant

Don’t Be as Dumb as an Elephant (a snippet from Jack Canfield’s book: “The Success Principles”) 

We are capable of  reaching unlimited heights. In this world lies a vast variety of opportunities and possibilities. They are out there to those who have awareness of them. Lets take a look at a very interesting situation that could open a deeper understanding of the power of perception and how it becomes a point of reality. The passage below is from Jack Canfield ‘s book: The Success Principles. He uses a baby elephant as an example to show how people are easily conditioned:

“A baby elephant is trained at birth to be confined to a very small space. Its trainer will tie its leg with rope to a wooden post planted deep in the ground. This confines the baby elephant to an area determined by the length of the rope- the elephants comfort zone. Though the baby elephant will initially try to break the rope, the rope is too strong, and so the baby elephant learns that it can’t break the rope. It learns that it has to stay in the same area defined by the length of the rope. When the elephant grows up into a 5-ton colossus that could easily break the same rope, it doesn’t even try because it learned as a baby that it couldn’t break the rope. In this way, the largest elephant can be defined by the puniest little rope.”

A comfort zone is comfortable but there is no growth there.

Do something uncomfortable today. By stepping out of your box, you don’t have to settle for what you are- You get to create who you want to become.

It’s 90% Mental -by Jazzy Washington

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THE POWER OF VISUALIZATION

“I believe that visualization is one of the most powerful means of achieving personal goals.” -Harvey Mackay

Let me just start off by saying, I’ve used visualization techniques since I was a child. We all do. Though sometimes we’re unaware of it. For example I used to dream about traveling. When I was 10 years old, I was obsessed with the Spice Girls and I would dream about living in London. Little did I know that from age 19-21 I would end up traveling to 15 countries all while being based out of London. As a little girl, I never realized that dream would manifest; I didn’t understand I was using visualization! I also had a burning desire to live in New York, which at one point seemed like a very far goal, yet I focused on the vision and I arrived  just one year later. I’m sure there are a ton of things you visualized/saw yourself doing and either you’ve done them or are in the process of doing them. My point is…life is very interesting in that way. When we project what it is we want, we will eventually get there. Especially when we project it with intention. I can say, without a doubt that taking the time to do simple visualization techniques is effective. In fact, it so powerful that  some psychologists say that one hour of visualization is the equivalent of seven hours of physical effort. Don’t get me wrong, action is required, yet the foundation is where the continuous effort stems from. Why is this? Because while it is good to look at what is, it’s more powerful to look at what is becoming.

“Your ability to take time and visualize your dreams will serve as a catalyst in their creation.” -Jack Canfield

So why is visualization so powerful?

1) Visualization reprograms the subconscious mind which will generate creative ideas to achieve goals. That’s right. Visualization is like a magnet.

2) It plays an important role in sending out energy vibration. Energy vibrations are literally messages that we send out into the universe.  There are laws of the universe that manifest these energy vibrations and turn them into a physical reality.

3) Visualization is an affirmative action. It may not seem like much but you are literally planting seeds of affirmation when you do this. You are visualizing the unseen as if it were already here.  You are literally creating that vision when you use these teqniques.  As we know, there are laws that are operating in the universe, (such as gravity) and even though we cannot physically see these natural laws, they exist. Just like gravity affects our daily lives, so do our visions and beliefs.

Here are a few visualization techniques that will make a positive difference in short term and long term goals:

Short Term:

Incorporate visualization into your mornings.

  • Take a few minutes to visualize your day going the way you want it to go.
  • Focus your attention and energy only on what you want. For example: Saying to yourself -“I don’t want to be late” can be replaced with -“I’m going to be on time.” You’d be surprised at how effective switching the perspective can be.

Long Term:

  • Make a list of your goals and go over the list as often as twice a day using visualization techniques. This will affirm that although the goals on the list may not be physically visible, that they are coming your way due to your daily efforts. When using positive feelings and emotions during visualization, the subconscious mind believes what you are visualizing has happened; and it will start to be supported by that belief. (making it true)
  • If  you have a dream of having financial freedom as a millioonaire, you’d want to write down something that will remind you of this and put it somewhere you know you’ll  see it everyday. This can be a torn dollar bill with ‘1 million’ written  on it. This works powerfully with the subconscious mind.  You won’t forget this goal and your actions will start to align with the person you want to become. It’s all about changing the beliefs in order to change your outer world in the physical.
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  • Take time to do meditation &/or prayer (don’t believe either are transforming?… well that’s another blog) But I’ll just say that both of these forms are channels to tap into our universal source that is available to all of us and that is within all of us. Try listening to binural beats with head phones while doing visualization techniques. (binural beats can be found on youtube and are very effective in a number of ways. I recently researched binural beats and discovered that when people listened to binural beats during meditation, it helped them stop smoking, helped with gaining creative insight, and I discovered they are also used by athletes who practice visualization before winning a game.)

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I personally use binural beats during mediation and I can honestly say, I have developed a lot more awareness, inspiration, and motivation.

Ready to feel amazing? Here is a link to an amazing audio video that will start to transform you in a powerful, positive way.

Trust me, this will make you feel incredible and you will gain insight like never before: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu0qSI0rmws

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Last but not least, take action and trust in the process.

I encourage you to look up more ways visualization helps to achieve goals. I’ll leave you guys with these quotes:

“Aim not for what you are, but for what you could be.” -Lucas Hellmer

“This world is but a canvas to our imaginations” – Henry Thoreau

“Visualization is daydreaming with a purpose” -Bo Bennett

Thanks for reading!

-Jazzy

The Power of NOW by Jazzy Washington

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I want to encourage each person who reads this to embrace the power of self-awareness.  If there is something that’s been holding you back in life, or if there has been a shift in your zest for taking action (which may not have you where you feel you need to be) I encourage you to take ACTION right here, right now to make changes. Our current state of mind is a powerful state of mind. What we think and how we use our minds is very important in reaching our highest potential. The mind is a powerful tool, and with focused attention, it has been proven that the mind and our thoughts create circumstances around us. It is also a known fact that the mind (using techniques such as visualization, belief, perseverance, and action) will attract what it focuses on. I’m sure we’ve all heard the saying “What we think, we become.”  Knowing this basic fact gives us much power. I feel this type of power is what we lack to realize is within us. We often want to let life make decisions for us and settle for mediocrity because we are afraid of our greatest potential. Well I’m here to remind you that YOU are the captain of your ship and the destination is wherever you choose. With focused attention on greatness and positivity, I do believe you will reach the goals and ideas you have always wanted to tackle.

If there’s something you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t yet (whether it’s because of fear, or procrastination) make a decision to take the steps and commit to it NOW.

3 Ways to start taking action NOW:

1) Write down your goals on a piece of paper and sign and date it at the bottom. You’ll be surprised at how seeing your goals posted with your signature can affect your subconscious mind to take action. I do this all the time for big goals I want to achieve in the next few years.

2) Remind yourself of this commitment everyday.

3) Persevere until you have reached your goal(s)

Please feel free to leave comments, ideas, inspiration, etc…

…I’m in this with you and we can reach new heights together.

Thank you for reading and feel free to contact me below.

To our success,

Jazzy