So You’re Going To A Seminar…Open Your Mind!

Open Your MindSeminars are one of the most convenient outlets to expand our knowledge, network with other professionals and learn new skills. I, myself, am not only a professional speaker but a seminar junky! Have you ever noticed how many adults attend a motivational seminar with a closed mind and full of complaints?

It is as though they already have a pre-determined way of doing things and are just looking for a place to qualify it. They see other people as the ones who need to be “fixed,” and only want to learn how to get somebody else to “change” their behavior.

Seminars are open forums of communication. They offer a great opportunity to try on new viewpoints and get a positive mindset on personal and professional growth. When you are at an event, you do yourself a disservice by not joining in with the games or exercises and throwing away your notes at the end of the day.

Find out how you can get the most of the event by talking to the trainer before, during, and after the seminar. Trainers are more than happy to share their knowledge and do some life coaching to assist you in reaching your goals. Raise your hand in the seminar, ask questions, and be willing to talk to fellow attendees about current issues. They may have a new approach that you’ve never heard of before!

I have always reminded myself that even if I attend a training and I know most of the information that is delivered, if I can walk out of there and take with me at least 1 or 2 new strategies for success it was well worth it.

So, the next time you attend a seminar please remember to come with a smile on your face, an open mind with a pen and paper to write on. You might hear one tidbit of information that just may change your life…

You Are What You Think

You Are What You ThinkHow many times a day do you focus on the negatives in your life? Stop and think about it for a moment… Once, twice, all day long! Are you aware that we tend to focus on the negatives 10 times more than the positives? As a matter of fact, some of you wake up in the morning, get out of bed and say a negative thing to yourself right away. You get up, look in the mirror and scream – “What is that!?”

Then you start getting ready for work. You look in the closet and low and behold you have NOTHING to wear! You mind has a way of stressing itself out by jumping to other issues. You not only look bad, but your in a dead end job, a loveless relationship and living in an area you can’t stand! Your life is in shambles!

There is an old adage that says, “You are what you eat.” Well the same holds true for your mind, “You are what you think.” Logically, most people realize that each day can be a struggle no matter who you are or what you do. It is your attitude that will make all the difference. Now think about this…

If you have negative thoughts in your mind what will you get in your life? Negatives! If you have positive thoughts what will you get? Positives! And if you don’t know what you want – what will happen? NOTHING! That’s right!

So check in with yourself on a daily basis and make a mental note of your reaction towards people, places and situations. It takes just one negative thought to cause stress in your life. Take the time to stop, take a deep breath and ask yourself – is it worth it? Then do what it takes to turn your thinking around to the positive! Make each day count and remember, you are what you think!

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