Wednesday, 8 January 2014

5 Tips for a lousy 2014

How are your New Year's resolutions holding up? Haven't made any? Uh-oh. According to Californian motivational speaker and author Shawn Anderson, you could be in for a year as bad as the last one.

Check out Shawn's 5 Tips for a Lousy 2014 - and if any of them sound like the way you're living your life, scroll down to the next post for some tips on turning your live around in the next 12 months.

TIP #1: Set less than spectacular goals. 
Set your sights low. Who needs goals...right?

TIP #2: Be afraid of taking risks. 
Want more of the same limited success? Don't risk anything. Just keep walking the exact same status-quo road.

TIP #3: Watch a lot of TV. 
Want to stay stuck? Watch TV! Undoubtedly, there will be lots of mind-draining shows on that will absolutely allow you to waste your time.

TIP #4: Act like a victim. 
It has to be somebody's fault you aren't where you want to be...right? Blame your boss for not paying you enough. Blame your spouse for you being unmotivated. Blame your parents for how you were raised. Blame the government for not having a program to help you. The reason you are stuck in life must be because of one of them!

TIP #5: Give up. 
You're too old and too broke to start over now, so don't even try. Just quit. And point fingers. And watch TV.

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Saturday, 4 January 2014

7 bad habits to quit - if you want to get more done in 2014

What are you planning to quit in 2014? Smoking? Booze? Chocolate? I always say I could give up all three - but I'm no quitter!

But if you'd like to get more done in 2014, here are 7 bad habits you SHOULD quit, according to Californian motivational speaker and author Shawn Anderson:

HABIT #1: Quit hanging out on Facebook. 

"Facebook is a fun way to kill time," Anderson says. "But that's what it does: it kills time. Time that could be used to create, inspire and build." 

HABIT #2: Quit Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

"Filling our heads with unedifying TV doesn't do a lot to help us achieve a better life," Anderson comments. "Instead, exchange an hour of TV time to build your own dream rather than a celebrity's dream." 

HABIT #3: Quit staying up late. 

"The surest way to be unmotivated on a Monday is to stay up late on a Sunday. Want to feel energized? Watch a few more sunrises."

HABIT #4: Quit spending money you don't have. 

"Having the freedom to do what you want in life starts with not being chained down by financial obligations. Give your credit card a rest."

HABIT #5: Quit working at a job you hate. 

"Nothing saps the life out of you more than working at a job you hate. Find something else."

HABIT #6: Quit hanging out with negative people. 

"If you have people in your life who drain you of all that is positive, ask yourself 'Why in the world are they even in my life?'"

HABIT #7: Quit pointing fingers. 

"Take a massive leap forward and take responsibility for where you are in your life. It's not your boss's fault...or your spouse's...or the government's that you're not where you want to be. It's your own cause-and-effect decisions that have you sitting where you are."

"Why would we ever want to live a life that makes us unhappy?" Anderson says. "We read everywhere about what we need to do to be successful. But I believe if we just change a few of our habits, we'd be much closer to leading a life we love." Anderson continues, "Sure some of the seven items on the list may sound harsh, but if we don't stop doing them, the lousy results we will produce later will feel a lot harsher."

All sounds good to me. For more positivity from Shawn visit

Friday, 3 January 2014

Clowns - Don'tcha just love 'em?

Just trying out my new camera! (Scarily, the blink detector came on when I took this shot! Not sure which one blinked - and not sure I want to know!)