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Increase Prosperity with your Words

How you think, feel and verbalize those thoughts and feelings are crucial. If you’re careful how you talk to yourself about wealth and prosperity, and you enjoy an abundant life in many ways, this video is not for you because the host talks about what “we” do and don’t do.

But if you’re struggling with increasing your level of prosperity, you’ll find some good tips here on how to reframe the words you use and increase your levels of gratitude, appreciation, abundance and prosperity.

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Our prosperity is closed tied with our concept of abundance and worthiness. One of the ways to notice what beliefs we’re carrying inside of us regarding our abundance is to notice what we say.

In this video, learn how your words are an important part of the abundance you have in life. Discover how to use your words to your advantage so you can increase your prosperity.

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10 Tips for Increasing Prosperity

http://gratitudeplanet.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/prosperity.jpgThere is no giving without receiving or receiving without giving. They form two sides of the same coin, and are part of the natural order of life.

Accepting and expressing gratitude for what you receive allows more to come your way.

Visual artist Lisa shares her top tips for remembering to be grateful and inspire the flow of increasing prosperity.

  1. When cashing out at a store, if there is a “Take a penny, leave a penny” tray, do so, even if you aren’t paying with cash. If you have a penny in your pocket, donate it to the tray. Tell yourself “I always have plenty of money.”
  2. When entering a building, offer to hold a door open for one or several people. Smile and nod and “play doorman” (or door person). Give the gift of service for 20 seconds. When someone opens a door for you, move right through and thank them. Tell yourself “I always have plenty of time to play with others.”
  3. When meeting someone for the first time, or even someone you know well, give them an honest compliment right away. Maybe say “wow, I love your shoes,” or “you seem to be in a great mood today.” This giving costs nothing, but is completely valuable and appreciated. Tell yourself “I give compliments easily. I see the best in others.”
  4. When eating out, tip more if you get amazing service. If your waiter or waitress is really fun and connected, and if you feel you got exceptional service, up your standard tip. If your default tip, regardless of service, is 15%, then give 20% or even 25% for amazing service. Tell yourself “I give and I receive freely. I have received amazing service, and I give back in joy right now. I have plenty of money.”
  5. If you have a business, give yourself the gift of meditation and focus on the expansion of the business. See it growing and serving others in more and more powerful ways. Take time to be quiet with yourself and allow your vision to take hold in your vibration. Imagine it unfolding powerfully. Tell yourself “I give myself to this vision, and I expect to live it as soon as today.”
  6. Create a fake ledger on your computer. Deposit fake money into it. Pretend it is real. Look on line for ways to spend it all. Let yourself enjoy deciding how you will spend it. What do you want? Enter your “purchases” in your ledger. Every day increase your deposit, and then spend it again. Donate as much as you want to to causes you believe in. Tell yourself “I can’t spend all this money fast enough. It just keeps coming back in greater and greater amounts.”
  7. Buy a new CD that thrills your heart. If you hear an artist or musical group that makes you feel great when you hear a performance on the radio or on TV, support them by buying a CD of their music. Pay full price for it and feel great about helping them expand their audience. Tell yourself “I give freely to people who make my life better through their art.”
  8. Give freely when you sense a need. If you are entering the grocery store and you see a hungry person outside, consider buying something to give them that they can eat immediately. They may ask you for money, which you can give them if you are inspired to do so, but choose something ready to eat that you know will nourish them. Tell yourself “I give to others in need. The Universe gives to me in my generosity and gratitude as well, always.”
  9. When someone offers to help you with something, or to give you something, accept their offer gratefully. Yes, it can take longer to have someone “help you” do something, but if you accept the offer in joy and openness, you can keep your flow open on the receiving end. Tell yourself “I receive gifts into my life freely, joyously, and openly.”
  10. Give gratitude and appreciation for what you have right now. Practice being content with the prosperity you are enjoying right now. Law of Attraction will bring you more abundance when it knows you already feel abundant and prosperous. Love where you are, and expect a lot more too. Tell yourself “I am abundant, prosperous, and completely in the allowing flow of the Universe. All is well in my life. I am open to the next expanding step.”

Read the full story on Gratitude Planet.

Don’t Take Your Life For Granted

Sometimes we all get into ruts, and that’s normal. It’s nothing to beat yourself up over… life takes care of that for us.

But if you find yourself dwelling on what you don’t have, and taking everything for granted, then it’s probably time for a focus shift.

The happiest and most successful people in the world are grateful for what they have. They don’t focus on what’s wrong, they focus on what’s right.

Doesn’t mean being in denial about something that needs attention, but it’s about being happy with what you have instead of sad about what you think you don’t have. Everything is a matter of perspective, and what you choose to focus on is what you will find growing in your life.

So if you focus on lack, you’ll experience more lack. And if you focus on gratitude, you’ll experience more to be grateful for.

This video documentary is an amazing little reminder of this concept.

Called 365Grateful, it’s one woman’s journey out of depression into happiness through the power of gratitude.

Meet Hailey Bartholomew and her inspiring project:

365grateful.com from hailey bartholomew on Vimeo.
 

365 Grateful is a film about uncovering what happens when ordinary people unlock the remarkable powers of gratitude.

This documentary was born out of a project created by Hailey – the ‘365 Grateful Project’. In early 2008, in an effort to fight depression, Hailey started a year long photographic project which involved taking one Polaroid photo a day of something she felt grateful for. Initially this was a chore but eventually it became a delight.

The discipline of having to look for the good things that happened every day changed her life in so many ways. Hailey found not only her marriage, spiritual life and health improved, but this project accidentally, wondrously spread and affected the lives of many others.

While doing her project Hailey posted it on Flickr. Gradually others began to do their own versions and over time 365 Grateful went viral.

Find out more on 365Grateful.com.

Measuring What Makes Life Worthwhile

What we count is as important as the amount we count

Chip Conley speaks at the TED conference

Great refresher course on Abraham Maslow and how he might have changed his pyramid had he lived longer:

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We’ve been using metrics that count the lowest levels of Maslow Hierarchy rather than the things that really matter to most of us today.

We only can manage what we measure.. so let’s measure what is really important

What should we be measuring Gross National Happiness (GNS)?

please leave a comment with what you think matters.. and how to count it