Monday, June 13, 2011

Laughter is important to a happy healthy life

Laughter is important to a happy healthy life. Make sure you take time for fun and try to laugh as much as possible. It's good for the body, mind and soul. Just a reminder. Blessings -Rob

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Friday, June 10, 2011

You can change the world if you only believe

You can change the world if you only believe. Believe in yourself and your dream.

Trust the wisdom that created you. You weren't put together by accident. You were designed for something. Find that something, then focus on becoming the person you were made to be. By changing yourself, you will be changing the world.

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We all could learn a lesson from this little girl

We could all learn a lesson from this little girl on how to talk to ourselves each morning. I can't help but wonder how quickly a life could change, just by starting each day with enthusiasm and gratitude like this.

Developing a positive attitude and grateful heart is a choice daily. There's nothing wrong with a few positive affirmations to help things along. :D Blessings -Rob

Great story of positive life change

Dave Morin lost 236 lbs over which took him about 2 years. What an amazing story of personal success, persistence, self discipline, and wisdom. Read his story here "Dave's Story"

"Most battles one will fight are in secret" This is an amazing inspiring story of personal growth and positive life change from my friend Dave. I'm proud of you Dave and applaud you in your success. Thank you for sharing your story in such a detailed and transparent way. You are helping so many by achieving this great goal, and then sharing your journey with others. You are such an inspiration to so many. I plan on sharing your inspiring story with others.

Blessings -Rob

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Can we eat to starve cancer?

Almost everyone has been touched somehow by cancer. Either themselves, their family or someone they know has had to fight this terrible disease, many times losing the war. My mom actually died of cancer so this topic is close to my heart. The trick to treating cancer is early detection but it's much better to even prevent it. Did you know that diet accounts for 30-35% of environment to cause cancers? We all have cancer cells in our bodies but what we eat has a great effect on whether or not they actually turn into tumors. You really can eat to prevent cancer. Watch this amazing video below and be inspired to be proactive against the fight by choosing the right cancer fighting foods. Blessings -Rob

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New online radio show with Rob Lovegreen

Hello everyone! I'm excited to announce that I'm starting a online radio show entitled "positive groove with Rob Lovegreen" I will be interviewing guests, sharing wisdom and answering calls. You can call in or chat during the show. I'm excited and although I haven't set the start date yet, it will be very soon. I will be announcing on Facebook and Twitter when I am doing my first show. Past shows will be stored as an archive on my page so you even if you can't listen live, you can still listen later when you have the time.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The four stages of learning any new skill

In 1940, Famous psychiatrist Abraham Maslow described the model for how human beings acquire any new skill.

The Four Stages of Learning provides a model for learning. It suggests that individuals are initially unaware of how little they know, or unconscious of their incompetence. As they recognise their incompetence, they consciously acquire a skill, then consciously use that skill. Eventually, the skill can be done without consciously being thought through, and the individual is said to have unconscious competence.

The Four Stages

  1. Unconscious Incompetence
    The individual does not understand or know how to do something and does not necessarily recognize the deficit. They may deny the usefulness of the skill. The individual must recognise their own incompetence, and the value of the new skill, before moving on to the next stage. The length of time an individual spends in this stage depends on the strength of the stimulus to learn.
  2. Conscious Incompetence
    Though the individual does not understand or know how to do something, he or she does recognize the deficit, as well as the value of a new skill in addressing the deficit. The making of mistakes can be integral to the learning process at this stage.
  3. Conscious Competence
    The individual understands or knows how to do something. However, demonstrating the skill or knowledge requires concentration. It may be broken down into steps, and there is heavy conscious involvement in executing the new skill.
  4. Unconscious Competence
    The individual has had so much practice with a skill that it has become "second nature" and can be performed easily. As a result, the skill can be performed while executing another task. The individual may be able to teach it to others, depending upon how and when it was learned.
The difference in what seems easy to you and what seems hard is simply one word. "practice"

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Feel the fear and do it anyway

Sometimes when we are faced with doing something that is new for us, it may seem hard or leave us feeling anxious. It's usually only a lot harder in our own minds though, as we battle our own fears. The fact is that the more we do something, the easier it will get for us. This is called "practice".

If you want to know more about how one becomes competent in something and the learning process, read my blog entitled
"The four stages to learning any new skill"

The trick to overcoming fear is to practice the habit of "feeling the fear but doing it anyway" All the greatest rewards in life will require courage. They will require you to step out in faith and put yourself in an uncomfortable situation. Because we want the spoils and rewards, we must learn to push past our natural instincts to "play it safe" There's a saying, you may have heard it. "don't be afraid to go out on a limb, that's where the fruit is." Start with small things. Take small steps and celebrate your victories. These small steps are your way of practicing the habit of "overcoming fear". Pretty soon you will be excited to embrace the unknown and will be looking for opportunities to step out in faith. ..... Blessings -Rob

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Let your thoughts and words about yourself and others be positive.

Why do men stand in awe at the of the stars, the moon, the immensity of the sea, the beauty of a flower or a sunset and at the same time downgrade themselves or others? Did not the same creator make us? Is not the human being the most marvelous creation of all? This appreciation of your own worth, is not egotism, unless you assume that you made yourself and should take some of the credit. If you aren't where you would like to be, don't downgrade the product, merely because you haven't used it correctly. Your self worth does not come from your actions good or bad. Your value does not come from what you do or have, your income or anything else like that. Begin to recognize the great value of yourself and all human beings because we are all children of God and have intrinsic great value. Keeping this mindset doesn't put you above or below anyone but right beside them. You can walk beside them realizing that you have more in common than not. You will have more of a ability to connect with others even though they are different than you. Even though they make different choices in their lives than you would make. Maybe they are making bad choices right now but them and God are not finished writing their story. They may be on chapter 10 and there is twenty five chapters in the book. When you keep in mind that everyone including your self is of great value, you will begin to celebrate yourself and others. You will not be able to help but smile when you see someone you don't know. You will be a magnet for people because people are always drawn towards love and acceptance. Always drawn towards someone that appreciates them. You will not be able to judge or criticize others or yourself as long as you are standing in awe and appreciation of the creation that stands before you. Even the one that stands before you in the mirror. As you keep this in mind about yourself and others you will be happier and motivated to grow and make better choices. Human beings are always more productive when they are happier and filled with love for themselves and others.. Again, this is just another way to draw more abundance and success into your life. Blessings -Rob

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Your mind runs on a track

Your mind runs on a track. You have a habitual way of thinking. This has been learned and adopted from all the input we have received in our life. Running on this track is comfortable for us because it's what we know. It's how we've learned to navigate in this world. If you study successful achievers, one thing you will notice is their positive "can do" attitude. Many times they are successful not because they are so much more gifted than others, but because they have developed a success mindset. Their mind runs on a learned habitual success track. They automatically approach new challenges with confidence and positive self expectancy. They expect to win and usually do. This is just one of many positive mental habits they have developed. Another positive habit would be how they don't procrastinate because they have developed a positive mental habit of "do it now". This successful mental habit puts them closer to achieving their goals in many ways. One is that it helps them be more productive because they don't have to deal with all the guilt or other negative feelings associated with "procrastination" It keeps them feeling happier, more accomplished which in turn, leads to more confidence and success and ultimately happiness. So since your mind runs on a track the question is, "what track is it running on?" Is this track really going to get you to your goals? Is it a success track or is it dooming you to failure? Successful people are careful of what kind of mental habits they develop. They are careful on what they allow into their minds and what thoughts they dwell on. Careful about what kind of track they allow their minds to go on. You mind can carry you to victory, overcoming the temptation to give up or it can carry you to defeat causing you to give up too early. It all depends on the track that it runs on. Large beer corporations spend millions of dollars each year on commercials that show healthy, happy people having fun while drinking their beer. A man standing with beautiful ladies all around him at a party. It's a party and who doesn't want a party right? What is the message they are trying to program into you?......"If you drink our beer it's a party and you will be happy, healthy and surrounded by happy people and beautiful people." If you think about it, in reality, those who drink lots of beer end up getting fat, sick, aging prematurely and a host of other problems are attached. I personally am real careful about what I allow into my mind. I want to stay on the right track and so many times in the past have tasted the consequences of letting it my mind get off track. An example of how one can guard their mind would be to be very aware of the lyrics in music and the TV programs/films that they allow themselves to watch. Not everything should qualify for your standards. They should ask themself, "what kind of message is this trying to send me?" Even if someone says that theyy don't listen to the lyrics just the music, it's proven that it still has an effect on your subconscious mind which in turn has to have an effect on your behavior. That's why corporations spend millions of dollars each year on advertising. They are trying to influence you by programing your subconscious mind to their advantage. They know that what goes in your mind will eventually come out in your actions as you desire then purchase their product. One should also very aware of what thoughts they entertain. Not every thought we have should qualify and if it's negative and self defeating, it should be dismissed. It should be replaced with positive self coaching words. Telling yourself how and what to think. How and what to think about yourself, your circumstances and others in the world around you.

Successful people do whatever it takes to keep their mind on the right success track because they know that this leads them to the success that they are looking for. It helps them reach their personal and business goals. I personally don't want to listen to anything or watch anything on TV or films that could get me off track. There's an old saying and I'm sure you've heard it. "garbage in, garbage out" Filling your mind with negative input can only lead to negative thinking and followed by negative behavior. On the other hand, filling your mind with positive things like success oriented information like my blog could only help you stay on your success track as it encourages and empowers you. Choose which sources of information to tune into and protect your focus. Choose who and what to listen to. Not everything or everyone qualifies for your ear. Keep your mind on the right track. Keep your mind on the success track. :D

Blessings -Rob

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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Most battles one will fight are in secret

In life, most battles one will fight are in secret. There is no coach there to encourage you. There is no crowd there to cheer you on. The greatest battles you will fight in life will be just you alone. Wrestling with your own mind. Fighting to overcome temptation. The battle is over your focus because what you focus on creates your feelings and your energy. Either positive or negative. Don't listen to every thought you have, if it doesn't line up with your values and goals, dismiss it, replace it. Tell yourself how to think. Decide what kind of day, week and year you will have. Write down goals. Talk about them. Emotionalize them. Choose your focus and receive the reward for good character, which is success. Character is developed one small decision at a time. What you do and who you are in your private life, will ultimately be seen in your public life. What you do and who you are in your private life all starts in your mind. Success or failure can be traced back to your chosen focus.