Change Expands Your Range.

 

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Whether your talking about the world of business or the complex interplay of personal relationships, the one constant thing in our life is change. We cannot avoid it and the more we resist change the tougher our life becomes. Trust me, I know this because I was very skilled at deflecting change in my life. I could spend pages telling about all the things I tried to avoid having change, before I embraced the truth about the nature of life.. We are surrounded by change and it is the one thing that has the most dramatic impact on our lives. Change has the ability to catch up with you at some point in your life. There is no avoiding it because it will find you, challenge you, and force you to reconsider how you live your life.

Change can come into our lives as a result of a crisis, as a result of choice or by chance. In either situation we are all faced with having to make a choice – do we make the change or not? I believe it is always better to make changes in your life when you choose to rather than being forced to. To our consternation, we cannot avoid the unexpected events (crisis) in our lives because it is these events that challenge our complacency in life. What we can control when we are experiencing these challenging events, is how we choose to respond to them. It is our power of choice that enables us to activate positive change in our lives. Acting on our power of choice provides us with more opportunity to change our lives for the better. The more opportunities we create to change our lives the more fulfilled and happier our lives become.

Here are 5 things that you can do in your life that will change your life for the good, forever:

Balance Your Talents – You may have a lot of different talents pulling you in many directions, and while those talents are a blessing, the world is filled with talented people who can’t find their focus. Remember, balance isn’t a talent, it’s something we learn over time. Our health does not remain the same. Our physical, emotional, and spiritual state changes, as we get older. What we can control however is how we feed our minds and our bodies. When we give the proper, balanced input to our soul and mind, we receive back the high quality output we so desire. Living a balanced and healthy life builds our resilience to the physical, mental and emotional changes of our body, mind and spirit.

Fight Your Fears – Its easy to ignore our fears and hope that they will go away. Unfortunately, it does not work like that. If you want to change your life, learn to do battle with your fears so they can’t control you any longer. It is our fears in life that stop us from living our life to the fullest. We know when our fears are controlling our lives because we feel discontent, dissatisfied and unfulfilled. There is only one remedy for that, win lose or draw, we must face and fight our fears. Once we face our fears we take back our power to choose how we want to live our lives and when we do this we change our lives forever.

Accept Your Imperfections -The only person who is going to create change in your life is you! Yet the last person who wants to accept your imperfections is you! There will be times in your life where you will face rejection over qualities that exist within yourself, and there will be people who will not like you that much. Accepting who you are and loving yourself helps you to move forward in your life. Putting yourself down all the time and wishing you could be better will only lead you to a life of unhappiness and discontent. This doesn’t mean turn away from your faults, it means look them dead in the eye and tell them “you have no power over my self image!”. You are beautiful, as you are, in your own way. It took the whole universe to make you. Find your courage, love yourself, and step out into the light, every dark corner of yourself, let it be seen. Don’t worry about what anyone thinks or whether it is the right thing to do. In your heart if it feels right, then you are doing the universes bidding. The truth will set you free.

Experience The Joy Of Learning – Each time you learn something new you gain more knowledge and with more knowledge comes more confidence. Learning helps us to be more adaptable and flexible to new situations. Learning encourages us to be more creative and innovative in our thinking and we are therefor more comfortable with the unknown. Learning the lyrics to your favorite song is a great way to learn. Reading a book about a topic or figure that interests you is a great way for us to learn. To fully embrace the joy of learning, never stop listening, watching, reading nor searching for more knowledge. Learning gives our life meaning and this is what makes our life worthwhile.

Lose Yourself In The Beauty Of This Moment – Many of us tend to think that the grass is greener on the other side, or believe that as soon as “X” happens, we will FINALLY feel fulfilled. Often, we get to the other side of the fence, or get our deepest desire fuliflled and we find that this is not so. The motivation to change our lives comes from our desire to be happy. We are often so busy focusing on our pursuit of happiness that we miss the joy of actually living in the moment. Our desire to have happiness in our lives is a desire of a future state not of the present. We become so consumed with all our problems and discontent in the present we miss the precious beauty of the moment. Yet herein lies the true irony of the human egoistic condition, that when one yearns for the next experience, one can never truly be happy. Happiness is only achieved thru the deep and complete acceptance and celebration of all that is and is not, at any given time in your life, happy or sad. It is all beautiful in it’s own way, and it is all a part of your unique life experience. Embrace it and it will show you the road to contentment lies within. Sitting on the beach eating an ice-cream with your best friend or partner is a moment of happiness. Appreciating and showing gratitude on a daily basis is experiencing happiness in the moment. Helping those in need brings joy and happiness to us. This is what living our life in the moment is all about – don’t miss these moments because you are too busy focusing on your pursuit of happiness.

 

You have a choice to make as to how you want to change your life, learn how you want to change and then apply it.

Miguel B. Hart “Tuning The World” live with Michael Fitzpatrick

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Miguel rocks with renowned cellist Michael Fitzpatrick & the amazing Lisa Campbell

Miguel B. Hart feat. Michael Fitzpatrick & Lisa Campbell "Change This Year (Wish You Were Here)"

Miguel B. Hart

“Tuning the World”

LIVE with

Michael Fitzpatrick

Check out a video of the performance below:

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Praise for Michael Fitzpatrick:

“The emotion induced by Michael Fitzpatrick’s music
is so powerful it seems almost verbalized.” 

His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama
“An exceptional talent and I couldn’t agree with him more –
music is the only thing that can change the world” 

Sir George Martin, Producer of the Beatles
Michael Fitzpatrick is nothing short of a cello legend and without a doubt a beautiful and bright soul. He is the recipient of The Prince Charles Award for Outstanding Musicianship conferred by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. Featured in the New York Times, the USA Today, on PBS’ The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, Fitzpatrick has performed around the world for the past 30 years,

I had a great time rocking the house with Michael and the amazing Lisa Campbell in an impromptu jam-session full of high vibrations. Special thanks to A.Zolezzi for connecting the dots!

 

MIGUEL B. HART

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“2 Steps: Chop Wood, Carry Water”

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Aspire Higher

I was talking to a colleague recently about a mutual acquaintance who is an extremely successful Elon Musk-type of person. He has created a significant company, incredible wealth and notoriety. (I am going to keep his identity confidential, but will call him “Ted” since he really kills TED talks, too.)

Anyway, I asked my colleague what he though made Ted so successful. He pondered a minute, then said he had known Ted a long time and that he really wanted to tell me the entire story but that now wasn’t a good time. Of course I said okay, but I hoped that the right time would come soon, and it did.

The next time I spoke to my friend I revisited the topic and asked what made Ted so exemplary. He said simply that Ted had big ideas and used every tool he possibly could to learn how to execute those big ideas —Ted takes every seminar he can, including multiple Tony Robbins sessions and many others. (I worked closely with Robbins in the early 2000s and so I understand how he can impact you.)

I thought it was amazing that he really took all of those seminars, and that he was so driven to do big things. My friend told me that Ted needed a well-stocked tool set to accomplish all that he envisioned. It seems that Ted can think really big with almost nothing but the vision of where he wants to go.

Ted started by knocking on doors and meeting with 100s of people who could help him get his big idea off the ground. Everyone said no until Ted met with the 151st person, and even that was a soft yes. But that was all he needed to start building his vision. He took that soft yes and went back to the 150 people that had already said no and then started getting them warmed up. Pretty soon, he could go back to the first soft yes with 150 people on board with his idea. I think you can imagine the rest.

Okay, let’s pause here. Start thinking about your own goals. How big are they? Do you aspire to incredible heights like Ted? Do you believe you are here to accomplish incredible things? Do you think about how incredible and extraordinary you are?

The real lesson here is that we all need to aspire higher and then take the boldest, biggest, most audacious steps toward that goal. Can you imagine what might happen? Begin now to determine how you can use the tools readily available for you to accomplish your goal. Yes, and use all the tools you can find. Read, explore, visit, meet with people. Use everything in your power to exhibit how incredible and extraordinary you are.

Yes, I am sure you are saying that this is all well and good, but how does this apply to me? You may feel like you are already really pushing your daily life in so many ways! Well, yes, of course you are, for sure! But are you “aspiring higher?” Are you aspiring to heights no one ever thought you could achieve? If you are not, what’s holding you back? There are tools available to help. Ted is the example —all you need to do is think it, know and work towards it!

So, yes, this is a scary proposition, but people who think bigger get bigger, right?! Yep, I can name many successful business people that are always at the table just because they think big. Nothing should hold you back in anyway from moving toward your goal.

So, right now are you thinking bigger or does the mere thought of thinking big scare you? Yes, I will admit I get scared all the time and many times I walk away from projects and companies that should be formed because I just plain get intimidated. But I really know better and have muscle memory of how difficult, scary and ultimately gratifying it is to build a company from a single idea. I have done it multiple times, but I could never have done it without a big vision and building to that big vision through the resiliency of everyone saying no or telling me all the reasons why it won’t work. Believe me, I get butterflies in my stomach just thinking about it.

This year, the Code Blue Team has committed to aspiring higher to build a meaningful and purposeful company —a company that will make a major difference to the health and wellness of mankind. Yep, and you need to hold us to it.

So back to you. What are you going to envision this year that is audacious and that is worthy of your incredible and awesome abilities? Don’t over think it. What comes immediately to your mind? What is that one thing that you can do that really is aspiring higher? Who can you talk to right now about it? In fact, today can you talk to a minimum of 7 people about it? Get some momentum for the vision. And starting today, can you start “chopping wood and carrying water?” (That is doing one thing everyday toward your audacious vision and one thing for someone else.) Can you do this every day, starting today?

Let me close with a real life story. In the late 70s I was at a going away party for a friend named Kathy. We sat on a couch at her house and I asked her what she was going to do. She said she wasn’t really sure how, but she was going to Hollywood and was going to start working in the movie industry. She said she was going to begin producing movies. I asked her if she had a job lined up and she said nope, she was just going for it and was going to see what happens. I wished her well.

I caught up with her about 6 months later and she told me that she had landed a secretarial job with a young, up-and-coming filmmaker named Steven. She sounded stressed, but excited. In fact, I sent a friend of mine who was living in the area to take her out because she did sound stressed.

Well, several years later, Kathy was the winner of an Academy Award for ET along with her young filmmaker —Steven Spielberg. My friend Kathy is Kathleen Kennedy, who has gone on to be one of the most successful filmmakers in Hollywood. Her recent triumph was to become CEO of Lucas Films, guiding and steering the entire launch of the worlds highest grossing film, Star Wars.Gives me chills just thinking about it!

So, how are you going to aspire higher today? Put a stake in the ground for that big, bold vision and go get it! Yep, go get it now.

Aspire on—

AZ

Change your life in 2016 with just 2 Steps a day!

2016 is the year you finally stop procrastinating and make that big change you have been putting off forever. No matter what it may be, the road towards reaching your goals doesn’t have to be overwhelming. By using the simple and effective motivational techniques within the 2Steps2YourBest E-Book on a daily basis you can achieve virtually anything you set your mind to. And all it takes is just 2 Steps a day. Simple as that.

Understanding the underlying principal of 2Steps2YourBest and using it to change your life:

Before Enlightenment…Chop Wood, Carry Water
After Enlightenment…Chop Wood, Carry Water

The basic premise is that both chopping wood and
carrying water are critical to survival. In ancient times,
chopping wood and carrying water were necessary
because everyone needed wood to heat their home and
cook, and water to drink and bathe. Chopping wood
once meant literally swinging an axe to create a pile of
wood that would be sufficient to provide for the needs of
your family. Basically, chopping wood is the idea that you
must do some type of productive work each day.
But to put it into context as an idea for gaining
abundance — or success— chopping wood means
taking action – not being afraid to swing the axe – to do
the work you need to do each day to further your goals
and move toward abundance. Just keep chopping each
day, so one day you will get a wood pile.

Carrying water encompasses the idea that each day, we
must help others in some way, so carrying water simply
means doing something for someone else. For
thousands of years it was carrying water for someone
else. In fact, if you look around it even signifies doing
something unpleasant on the behalf of someone else.

Now, again, to put this into context to help you move
forward in your success, just do something for someone
else every day. Yes, every day. And do it deliberately. You
don’t have to be Mother Teresa. It could be anything.

Think about simplicity. Carrying water could be picking
up the phone and calling someone and just saying hello
and seeing if there is anything that you can do for them.
Carrying water could be giving the individual with the
cardboard sign a dollar today. It’s helping someone in
some way each day. Absolutely anything for anyone else.

Now that you know what it means, you can begin to
incorporate these principals into your life. You can begin
to chop wood and carry water today, right now.