Archive | December 2012

The Gift of You

The Gift of YouIf you are completely new to learning how to improve upon yourself, so that you can begin living your life with a more positive attitude, then you want to continue reading. Listed below are some tips to get you started with making more positives changes to your life.

A great tip for personal development is to always make sure you stand up for your beliefs. If you do not have the guts to stand up for what you believe in, then you will be seen as a weak fool. Do careful research to ensure that your claims are the truth, and the truth can not be denied.

Replace negative thoughts with ones that are more positive or balanced. Keep a journal of negative thoughts and what triggers them. When you are in a better mood, go over your journal and see if the negative thoughts you had were necessary and how you can change the way you viewed them at the time.

To keep yourself motivated have a friendly competition with a friend or colleague.
This applies to everything from weight loss to quarterly goals. Most people simply work harder when in competition with others. The other person can also help you stay on track and avoid lazy days. For extra motivation compete for a prize.

Life Is A Gift

Try visualizing your way to success. One of the quickest ways to reach your goals is by closing your eyes and imagining that you already have. Visualizing your future success in vivid detail can help you to start feeling more successful right now. As a result, your behaviors and actions will change, reflecting a new found confidence in your abilities. This confidence, coupled with a clear vision of what you want to achieve, will help you reach your goals with ease.

Some level of contentment is crucial to mental health and self-improvement. While self-help tactics and tips focus on constant striving, there is a bigger picture to consider. You will never achieve holistic health and mental happiness without allowing yourself a bit of enjoyment. Learn to be content with things you cannot change (your family, last year’s earnings, etc.). Once you are satisfied with the permanent things in your life, you are ready to change the things you can control.

Put a stop to those unwanted imaginary opinions that you think people have about you. Many of the terrible things you think people are thinking about you are not really occurring. If you can put a stop to what is basically self-criticizing, you are sure to gain the confidence you want.

Learning a new skill is a great way to stretch yourself and improve the quality of your character. What’s more, perfecting a hobby, technical skill or artistic form may be challenging at first, but if you master it, you will gain a sense of accomplishment, purpose and enjoyment. What’s more, you add to your pool of leisure activities and make yourself a more rounded human being.

As you can now see, living a longer, higher-quality and healthier life with many accomplishments is possible through self-help. Use one, or use them all to find that sense of peace that has long evaded you on the path to personal development.

Let’s Win Together!

Candace M. Braddock

P.S. I love helping people who are involved in Network Marketing, MLM, and Leads-Based businesses. I coach people on how to grow their current businesses using Blogging, Attraction Marketing and Social Media. If you are ready to develop yourself, your business and your life into what you desire, —–>CLICK HERE<—– and Let’s Win Together!

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Don’t Be Afraid To Win, The Dangers of Self-Sabotage

Don't Be Afraid To Win

I was reading an article on PsychCentral.com, that covered the infamous topic of: Self Sabotage. I started Google’ing this topic after watching a webinar of one of my mentors, Nicole Cooper. now I have heard her throw around this term plenty of times but I never really wrapped my head around the concept of it. You must imagine my surprise when I discovered that not only was aware of this behavior, but it was a “disorder” essentially, subconsciously took over my life.

What is Self-Sabotage?

There are several definitions of the word sabotage, but I think that this one is best suited for this topic.

Sabotage: any undermining of a cause

So when referring to yourself, using this definition, self sabotage would mean the undermining of YOUR CAUSE.

Okay, now let’s dig deeper.

What does undermining mean?

Undermine: to attack by indirect, secret, or underhand means; attempt to subvert by stealth.

So to participate in self-sabotage, means that you are: Indirectly, secretly, UNCONSCIOUSLY attacking yourself, your life, your destiny.

Wow, right! That definition is pretty much spot on when you think about it. More often times then not we are self sabotaging ourselves by the way that we think and by the things that we do.

But what is even more devastating are the things that we DON’T DO.

All of the things that we think about and all of the things that we know we can do but just simply don’t take action.

Imagine you are a long distance runner preparing for the Olympic race and you know that they can out-run their opponent,

but as soon as the gun goes off..

you do NOTHING.

You imagine life as a winner and it scares you.

You are scared to win…

You may think that you are not worthy of winning, or no one will like you if you are a winner.

Is this what you are thinking?

Maybe.

Or maybe not. What I can tell you, is that this is what I have thought about over and over again. I see myself winning.

I see myself empowering people. I see myself becoming a millionaire and I FREEZE!

I start thinking that I am not ready to win, and you know what, that’s a LIE!

We are all destined for greatness and deserve to win. Winning is something that we should not fear. Neither is prosperity. We always associate wealthy with evil and poor with good. And that is not true! It is possible for you to be a good wealthy person. Or an influential, prosperous person. You have to believe in yourself and believe that you are worth it… ALL OF IT!

Here are some great tips from PsychCentral.com:

  1. Consciously take responsibility for your life. When you set out to do something, write it down and take responsibility for it. Adopt a goal-oriented life philosophy: that it’s not about what you do (amount of hours you spend at work), but what you achieve (number of patients you helped). That way you give your excuses less grip on the amount of effort you put into what you do.
  2. Identify your defense mechanism. Those of you who are frequent readers of Psych Central might have come across an excellent article about common defense mechanismsby John Grohol, PsyD. Look at the list and watch what you say to yourself to justify your self-sabotage. We all have a few favorites.Identification is a powerful psychological mechanism to help you conquer the subconscious habits you engage in. To defeat an enemy, you must first know who you are dealing with.
  3. Change your perception of your abilities. A 2007 study by social psychologist Jason Plaks found that people who view their abilities as fixed were more likely to be anxious when they face dramatic success, causing them to perform worse in subsequent tests.

Once you begin to understand how our complicated mind works, you can start to identify certain behaviors for what the truly are and fix them!

Candace M. Braddock Let’s Win Together!!

P.S. I love helping people who are involved in Network Marketing, MLM, and Leads-Based businesses. I coach people on how to grow their current businesses using Blogging, Attraction Marketing and Social Media. If you are ready to develop yourself, your business and your life into what you desire, —–>CLICK HERE<—– and Let’s Win Together!

The Mom That Stole Christmas

The Mom Who Stole Christmas

I can’t believe that I did what I did. Did I really just take all of the money that I had set aside for my son and family’s Christmas gifts and spend it on a BUSINESS EVENT?!?! I am truly a GRINCH! I actually just stole Christmas.

These are the thoughts that went through my head last night after I hit “Buy Now” button. But when I woke up, I had a totally different attitude and I don’t feel like the Grinch who stole Christmas anymore, and here’s why…

I knew that over the past few months I haven’t went full throttle with my business. I haven’t given it my all. I wasn’t fully committed. I didn’t take MASSIVE ACTION. I was just ho-humming and shuffling my feet. Do you want to know why? It’s because I actually thought that life is going to WAIT for me to finally get it together and be successful. This is what I thought! But what I finally have come to understand is that time waits for no one…at ALL! This is what has happened as a result of me procrastinating in 2012:

  • Travel: I have not been ANYWHERE this year with my family
  • Clothes: I have not bought any new clothes this year, aside from a pair of jeans and a blazer.
  • Bills: I fell behind in my credit card bills. Why because I was investing money and not ACTION into my business.
  • Spirituality: I’ve been afraid to talk to God, because I felt ashamed of not living a life of abundance (mind, body, soul).

There have been more things but you get the drift. Procrastination has stopped me from living life, I have simply been watching. We are not supposed to be observers of our own life, we are supposed to be participants…ACTIVE participants.

So How Did This Mom Steal Christmas?

I made the decision to commit to my online business and attend our huge event in Austin, Texas. This is the 3rd event that my company has had and the first that one that I actually made a decision to go to. I made the decision that this was going to be the last year that I didn’t take MASSIVE ACTION. I made the decision that this is going to be the last year that I don’t go on at least 5 vacations. I made the decision that this is going to be the last year that I don’t make 6 figures. I made the decision that this was going to be the last year that I hold onto excess weight, weight that has caused be to not have as much energy. I made the decision to finish the book that I have been working on forever. I made the decision that I do not want to carry any of my 2012 baggage into 2013! But in order to bring this vision into fruition, I had to postpone the gift giving this year. Some people think that I am selfish and to that I say, “You must not know me”! I am sacrificing Christmas this year, so that my son can spend Christmas with Mickey Mouse next year. I am sacrificing Christmas this year so that I can send my mother away for her birthday instead of buying her a cake and card. I am sacrificing Christmas this year, so that everyday in 2013 will be Christmas. This is my goal, my plan my mission. Anyone else out there with me?

Let’s Win Together!

Candace M. Braddock

P.S. I love helping people who are involved in Network Marketing, MLM, and Leads-Based businesses. I coach people on how to grow their current businesses using Blogging, Attraction Marketing and Social Media. If you are ready to develop yourself, your business and your life into what you desire, —–>CLICK HERE<—– and Let’s Win Together!

Stop Being a Wantrepreneur

Stop Being A Wantreprenenur

Stop Being A Wantreprenenur

I posted this quote in a few groups on Facebook yesterday, and I got an overwhelming response.

“The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance.
Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you
find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.” -Debbi Fields

Having only been a true entrepreneur for about 6 days, my breakthrough came when I realized that I never really attached myself to my passion. Now you maybe laughing at me and saying, “6 days as an entrepreneur?”

Let me explain…

I have been CLAIMING to be an entrepreneur for almost 3 years now, when really all that I was was a WANTREPRENEUR. Now you may be asking yourself, “what’s the heck is a “wantrepreneur”? That is someone who wants to be an entrepreneur but really hasn’t taken the mandatory steps and the massive action that it necessary to become a person that is truly 100% about their business. I was so busy being busy and preparing to get ready to setup to get ready to almost be ready to think about getting ready to start.

Does this sound familiar? If you are a true entrepreneur, probably not. But if you are anything like I was you can relate completely.I was missing some key steps that I want to share with you, so that if you are in “Wantrepreneur Mode”, you can get out of it…quick, fast, and in a hurry!

Stop Being a Wantrepreneur…

  • Identify: You must identify your goals. We are approaching the new year, and you must have your 2013 goals written down somewhere or uploaded onto an app on your smartphone or tablet. As a matter of fact there are 13 days left in 2012, and there are probably some goals from this year that you still have time to complete. Try not to go into 2013 with an overflow of things that you didn’t do in 2012. Let’s Get ‘Er Done!
  • Obsession: Your passion/business must become your obsession at least for the next 90 days. Meaning you wake up early and go to sleep late because you are obsessed with success. Will it always have to be like this? Heck no! But if you stay committed and focused you will find that after 90 days of grinding, you will be in position to reap tremendous benefits! You can actually apply this to almost anything: saving money, losing weight, becoming more spiritual, etc.
  • Plan: You have to have a business plan. Point. Blank. Period. You can not be an entrepreneur with out having a plan for your business. Even if you are apart of a bigger company, you are still the CEO of you! You need to have a map that is going to outline in detail what it’s going to take for you to get from where you currently are to where you want are going to be.
  • Re-ignite: Every time you want to drive your car, you have to get in and start the car. If you stop somewhere and get out, in order to drive off again, you have to start the car again, right? Absolutely! You have to apply this to yourself and your business as well. Your day may start off like this: You are excited, you listened to something motivational, you start being productive and then BAM! Something happens, that makes you stop. But what normally occurs is that we stay at a stand still, not realizing that we have to IMMEDIATELY do whatever it took for us to be motivated earlier in the day, so that we can continue our journey. This may happen 2, 3, 12 times a day and it is important that we RE-IGNITE ourselves each and every time that this happens. I am so passionate about this point because this is the area that I had to truly focus on in order to create massive success in every facet of my life: Mind, body, and spirit.

I have had a lot of time in the past couple of months to put life into perspective. I have experienced highs, lows, tragedies and triumphs, and it is my goal to inspire and uplift you through my journey. I hope this post gives you some insight and encouragement.

Let’s Win Together!

Candace M. Braddock

A Road Block Called Life….

A Road Block Called life... Hi Everyone! I know that it’s been awhile since I have blogged. 2012 has been a challenging year to say the least. In the last 6 months there have been people around me that have gotten very ill or have passed away. All ages, backgrounds, etc. It’s been a tough pill to swallow lately. Most of my emotions have come from a place of bewilderment and not grief. Everyday most of us wake up not realizing that we are given a gift every day at that very moment…LIFE.

Recently I started a cleansing detox, and it wasn’t just beneficial for my body but it was also beneficial for my mind. I witnessed first hand how when “stuff” get s accumulated within our bodies it can cause harm from the inside out. We also can apply this to the “stuff” that get’s accumulated in our brains. Every now and again we need a mental DETOX. We need to purge all of the negative, self-sabotaging, limiting beliefs that we have ans start FRESH!

All of the grief and confusion about life lately has been a catalyst for me to cry, sob, scream, weep, laugh, and many other expressions of emotions. It sounds dramatic and it has been, but it has been therapeutic as well. I have been able to LET GO of all of my physical, mental, and emotional JUNK. I have a new found appreciation for life and I look forward to truly enjoying this thing called life and all that it has to offer.

Till We Meet Again (Tomorrow I promise 🙂 )

Candace