I’ve decided to do something a tad different today. Rather than write a brand new post I thought I’d go trawling through the posts I’ve written in 2012 and pull out one from each month that I think will be the most useful in helping you with your own self development and motivation.
Not all will entice you and not all will be relevant to you, but my belief is there is enough good stuff in here to help you get off to a great start in 2013.
They are in chronological order from January to December and to read the full post merely click on the title.
Self development at its core is fairly easy and there aren’t that many concepts to grasp if you want to make progress. However, many people put unnecessary pressure on themselves by making some very basic mistakes.
If you want to know what those mistakes are and how to avoid them, then this post will make interesting reading fro you
Your emotions stem from your thoughts, albeit often at an unconscious level. And your thoughts stem from the language you use both internally and externally.
So it stands to reason that if you change your language you thus change your thoughts and how you feel about things.
This is a very simple process that if you can persevere and implement into your life can really make a huge beneficial difference.
I have written a few posts over the years listing what I think were the greatest books written on self development and Life Coaching.
This post is somewhat different because the books listed are not necessarily the best I have ever read. However they are the ones that made the most impact on me and without them I doubt I’d be doing what I’m doing today.
If you’re looking for inspiration, you will definitely find it here.
I may have been employing a bit of hyperbole with this title because unless you set out with a goal to wrestle a 25 foot crocodile under the impression that it’s a vegetarian I doubt too many goal setting errors can be filed under the truly tragic.
Having said that, it’s really disappointing for me as a Life Coach when I hear about a failed goal and can clearly see it didn’t come to fruition because of some basic goal setting techniques.
Looking to set New Years Resolutions? Then this may be a good place to start. Or you could sign up for my newsletter and get my free in-depth ebook on goal setting for free.
My post on the best motivational quotes of all time went viral in a big way and has received over 1,000,000 page views to date.
Not one to miss out on an opportunity to milk a subject for all its worth I started trawling around looking for less known quotes that I believe are just as motivational.
The result was 25 cracking motivational quotes that rarely get the exposure that they deserve.
It’s easy to look at successful people and think they are lucky, more intelligent or just wired up differently to most other people.
There may be elements of truth to that in some cases, but by and large people are successful because they think differently (something you can do by the way) and therefore act differently.
If you want to be super-successful adopting these 10 traits will have you well on your way.
In July I hit 50 and even celebrated my actual birthday by doing an amazing parachute jump.
It was also a time for reflection and to realize that I had a helluva lot to be grateful for.
If you can’t come up with 50 things you’re grateful for you’re not really trying.
My latest ebook entitled ’70 Amazing Facts About Your Brain’ publishes on January 8th and for the first week will be free of charge.
It was triggered by the great response I had from this post and the previous one on brain facts that led me to believe more people were interested in this kind of stuff than I realized.
You could read the post, or you could wait until the 8th of January and get the full edition in either PDF or Kindle versions.
Death gets a bad rap, especially as not one single person has ever come back and complained about it.
This rather tongue-in-cheek post takes a look at what dead people do that we could all benefit from.
Gratitude is almost a sacred cow when it comes to self development.
Self development bloggers preach about it, quotes on the subject abound and most people understand that it’s an incredibly powerful emotion.
However, I have started to see a trend, albeit a small one, in which trying to be grateful all the time can have a detrimental effect.
I think I really should have called this. ‘the two secret rules of a successful life’.
This is most definitely Life Coaching 101, but it’s also very important advice to wrap your head round if you want to feel good about yourself
Probably one of the more weird titles I have employed for a blog post in 2012, but it’s also very true.
If you procrastinate it’s a must read, as are the comments because there is some great advice on beating procrastination in there too.
I hope these posts have given you food for thought and will help you on your own journey in 2013.
I’ll be back before the calendar turns for the final time on this year, but in the meantime I wanted to wish you and yours a very happy Christmas, or whatever holiday it is you celebrate!