Spring Cleaning Tips – Get Rid Of Clutter

April 3rd, 2014

spring cleaning -  waste basketMy father used to say that the soul of order was a big waste basket. And he was so right! I should have heeded his advice many years ago, which would have left me with a much more organized home.

But as one of my favorite inspirational fridge magnets says…

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” -Carl Bard

I can’t change the fact that I have not made sufficient use of my waste basket in the past, but I can start today.

And you may want to do this too.

So what does that have to do with spring cleaning?

Have you ever noticed that it’s awfully hard to clean a cluttered up room? So if you get rid of the excess first, keeping things clean is a breeze. And so I’m providing you with some tips on getting rid of clutter…

So How Do You Get Rid Of Clutter?

As you’re getting the rooms ready for their deep spring cleaning, why not use the opportunity to get rid of stuff you no longer need. Sort it into 4 (or 5) sets of boxes:

1) Keep for later or put back and/or use in another room.

2) Sell it on eBay, Craigslist, or in a garage sale. Or list it in the Cheap Stuff section in the paper. Or in the Trading Post.

3) Donate it to charity.

4) Throw it out.

5) Shred it.

Depending on what you have, you MAY or may not have that fifth category, i.e., sensitive documents. However, if you do have them, do NOT throw those into the garbage. Instead, mark them… “Shred!” And then do it.

Where Can You Get Sensitive Documents Shredded?

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Where can you have these documents shredded? Chances are you don’t have HUGE amounts of documents. So calling your local Shred-it Truck might be overkill. Here are some alternatives:

A couple of times a year, your local Credit Union, the Better Business Bureau, and other such institutions hold Shred-a-thons. This is especially common right after tax season is over, so look for them in April and May. You can bring up to 3 bags of sensitive documents to have them shredded, and they will take them and no one will ever lay eyes on them again.

How do you find out about them? Call the above places to find out, or your local recycling resource center. You can also keep an eye on the paper.

Alternative: Buy Your Own Shredder!

Or, you can buy your own shredder and enjoy destroying those no-longer-needed documents yourself. I have heard it’s a great stress reliever! If that’s your choice, check out my review of the best shredders on Squidoo.

And if you keep your shredder handy, you may never find yourself with piles of sensitive documents you’re wondering how to get rid of. They’ve been safely turned into confetti.

And here’s another cool option I just discovered… Staples. Yes, they accept shreddables by the pound. So if you have just a box or even less and don’t fell like investing the time and money into doing your own shredding or waiting for the Credit Union Shred Fest, that’s a terrific alternative.

Getting rid of all that extra stuff will also make it easier to move things out of the way for spring cleaning – and any other home beautification projects!

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The Power Of Gratitude – Not Just On Thanksgiving

November 26th, 2013

pumpkin dessertIt’s Thanksgiving again, and most Americans’ thoughts turn to gratitude. Or at least they should. After all, it’s not just about turkey, pumpkin pie, and cranberries. Instead, we should remember to express appreciation for ALL the things we’re grateful for. And as a nice side effect, we’ll experience the power of gratitude.

The Importance Of Gratitude

And so, it’s time for my self help blog to turn dedicate another post to expressing gratitude and appreciation. Of course, right now, it’s the season for gratitude, and people talking about gratitude. Even Oprah writes about the Power of Gratitude, and one of her favorite Law of Attraction experts, Michael Losier, the author of “Law of Attraction.”

And Losier talks about how important it is that we’re grateful. So if you’re wondering why you should express your gratitude, just know that there are lots of reasons. Appreciation of what you have is important. Get more specifics further down on the page.

Meanwhile, you may wonder, what if you don’t have what you want? Or maybe I should put it a bit differently – what if there are things you really want that you don’t have (yet)? What do you do about gratitude then?

Sometimes, it can be a bit difficult to feel gratitude in that situation. You’ll think, well, once I get those things, THEN I’ll feel grateful. But it doesn’t work that way. You have to feel and express gratitude FIRST. And it’s not really that hard…

How To Be Grateful When You Don’t Have What You Want

So what DO you do when it’s hard to feel and/or express gratitude? Sure, I can asy, “Just look around you. You have LOTS of things to be grateful for.” And that’s probably true. But if you’re feeling frustrated, it might be challenging.

And so I’ve decided to introduce you to my online friend Wendy Betterini, a really major Expert on the Law of Attraction. Wendy has developed an exercise that will help! She asks you to go from room to room, starting on one side of each room and moving all around it, and write down in a notebook EVERYTHING that you have.

Chances are that your notebook will fill up before you’re halfway around the first room. You may say, Oh, I get it! You do have a lot, even if it doesn’t include everything you want.

Chances are also that you’re able to read this right now, which means you have your eye sight, yes, even if you need glasses to read this. And you’re probably sitting in a chair, which means you’re able to move around and you own a chair as well as a computer, plus a desk, and so on.

I think you get the idea. In fact, here’s a cool quote by a wise person from around 2,000 years ago:

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.”
– Epictetus

How To Make The Most Of The Power Of Gratitude

The act of expressing gratitude is very powerful on many levels. It has benefits in the areas of health, both emotional and physical health, and it raises our vibration. It’s impossible to feel genuinely grateful and feel bad or depressed. And once we feel better, more things come into our lives which call for our gratitude.

One big key to making gratitude work is to express it. Don’t just feel grateful when someone does something nice for you. Tell them!

“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.” -G.B. Stern

In addition to doing the exercise above, you can also create a very effective gratitude practice by keeping a gratitude journal. Place it on your night stand, and write in it every morning and/or evening. Just make it a point to list several things you’re grateful for in that moment, and contemplate them for a few minutes. Feel your appreciation. If you feel frustrated, just read through your previous entries. And then… add more.

Looking for the perfect gratitude journal? There’s a very cool gratitude journal I recently discovered… and I liked it so much that I wrote a review about it on Squidoo. You can find both my review and the journal here:

The Buddha Doodles Gratitude Journal

I hope you’ll enjoy it!

More Benefits Of Gratitude

Just in case you’re not yet convinced, let’s talk a bit more about the benefits of gratitude. Sure, it feels a bit odd to talk too much about the benefits of gratitude. After all, we shouldn’t be grateful in order to get things, but to express our appreciation for what we have.

Still, the importance lies in actually expressing your gratitude. Whatever makes you do it and starting a gratitude practice will help.

Also remember that it’s important to be grateful every day, not just on Thanksgiving. Yet Thanksgiving is a good time to remember the power of gratitude, and to express the appreciation of all you have to be thankful for, whether it’s your loved ones, your health (even if it’s not perfect), the great food, the fact that you’re here to enjoy it all. And lots more.

And you don’t even have to stop with the things you HAVE. Instead, there’s an interesting wrinkle… For maximum power, we should also express gratitude for the things we anticipate in our lives. It’s the principle of affirmative prayer, and it also is a power activator of the law of attraction.

So go ahead. Express your gratitude. Make that gratitude list, and appreciate everything on it. Then do more of it.

And have a very happy Thanksgiving too!

Elisabeth

P.S.: Want to find out more about (and learn more from) Wendy Betterini? Check out this really cool interview I did with her where she totally spilled the beans on how to make the Law of Attraction REALLY work for you!

CLICK HERE For More Info!

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eMoney Magic — Why Your Money Mindset Is So Important

October 28th, 2013

eMoney MagicWhat is eMoney Magic? It’s a combination of two things: Money Mindset Strategies and Turbo-Charged Internet Marketing Techniques.

The truth is that you need both.

You can have the best internet marketing strategies, but if, deep down, you don’t believe you deserve to have money, one of several things may happen:

a) You may not make much money at all, either because you sabotage yourself at every turn, don’t take the action you need to take, or — just because of bad vibes you send out.

b) You make money, but then you lose it faster than you earned it because — well, you don’t believe you really deserve it.

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I’ve read about a money thermostat (much like a fat thermostat, or the type of thermostat we have in our homes) in T Harv Ecker’s book. And he’s so right. We have a comfort zone, and if it is lower than what we need, we’re in trouble…

Click here to read more!

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July 25th, 2013

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Eldon Taylor’s “I Believe” Book Launch Party

May 7th, 2013

Eldon Taylor's "I Believe"Guess What! Eldon Taylor, one of my favorite self help and self empowerment experts, has a book launch party! It’s for his book “I Believe” – now available in Paperback at long last!

You know how important it is what you believe. You’ve heard about or read Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, and Maxwell Maltz’s Psycho-Cybernetics. But Eldon Taylor goes much deeper than those books and many others like them.

You may remember when I told you about his previous book launch last October, when he published Self-Hypnosis And Subliminal Technology: A How-to Guide for Personal-Empowerment Tools You Can Use Anywhere! That book is just amazing, and I Believe is as well.

So what will you find in I Believe?

Eldon has spent over thirty years researching why people limit or sabotage themselves. Most people do it in one way or another, and it really does a number on what we can achieve in life.

Luckily, we sometimes get where we want to go anyway, at least sort of, but rarely as easily or quickly as we would like, or as far along on the journey. In truth, we often achieve mediocrity where we could have been wildly successful.

Eldon argues that the reason for that self sabotage lies deep within their beliefs – about life! It’s not their spiritual beliefs either.

I could go on and on, and I’ll add more later, but right now, I just want you to know that Eldon wrote this book not as an academic exercise, or to add yet another publication to his list.

Why Eldon Taylor Wrote “I Believe”

Eldon Taylor wrote the book to help us, you, me, all of us. Because all of us are influenced by what we believe, and more often than not, it’s holding us back.

He argues that it really makes a huge difference if we know how we acquired our beliefs. We also need to know which beliefs serve us and which ones are holding us back by sabotaging our lives. Once we truly know this info, we are able to vastly increase our chances to achieve our individual potential.

So yes, that’s why this review belongs on this self help blog! AS he shared in an interview, Eldon wrote I Believe: When What You Believe Matters! in order to “empower you with the roadmap to decipher and re-write the programming governing your life.”

And it’s not just achievement, but by unlocking our potential through adjusting our belief system, we can literally achieve a huge improvement in our wellbeing!

Eldon himself is a prime example of what a change in his personal belief system has done for him. He went from a hostile young man with a humongous chip on his shoulder to the kind, gentle and brilliant self help “guru” he is today. Though to be fair, he would never call himself a “guru.” Yet he spent more than 25 years of his life researching and developing wonderful resources that help us enhance our lives. I’ll write about some of his audio resources another time though.

Join Us To Celebrate Eldon Taylor’s “I Believe” Book Launch

Right now, it’s time to celebrate with Eldon Taylor that his “I Believe” Book is launching as a paperback. So please join him (and me) and all his friends at the amazing Book Launch party. There will be lots of goodies and gifts. To find out more, just click below:

CLICK HERE to Join Eldon Taylor’s “I Believe” Book Launch Party!

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How To Encourage Yourself – Encouragement Tips For Difficult Times

February 23rd, 2013

bumble beeSometimes things can be challenging. Yet it’s so important not to let it get to you because, as Abraham says, like draws like, and the more discouraged you might be, the more you get reason to be discouraged.

I find this is all too true, and that’s why I’ve made it my mission to gather and literally collect strategies for encouragement. From encouragement quotes, of which I have many, to techniques and other stress reducing and feel-good tips, I have a repository of “encourage yourself” or should I say “encourage myself” techniques that I draw from constantly.

I used to think, I’ll wait until things get better before I feel better, but that’s just not how it works. It’s important to feel better first. To find encouragement in yourself. To protect it from the nay-sayers in your world.

It can be hard. So why don’t you join me in my mission to bring more words of encouragement into our world.

Words of Encouragement & Encouragement Quotes

Here’s a famous encouragement quote by Richard Bach:

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