Can You Have Your Attention, Please?

Yes, you read that right. I’m asking you to give yourself your attention.

Attention is a tricky thing.

Your attention can drift off without you even being consciously aware when you’re not really interested in something.

You can pay attention to varying degrees depending on your involvement.

You can even pay attention to the wrong things altogether!

Or you can focus your attention with great intensity and produce tremendous results with possibly less effort than you expend in any of those other levels of attention I just pointed out.

What is the effect of scattered attention?

Scattered attention is how most people spend the majority of their time. It leads to overwhelm. It leads to lack of clarity, otherwise known as confusion. And it definitely results in a lack of focus.

The power of focused attention should not be underestimated. Just look at what a kid with a magnifying glass can do with a simple piece of paper and a little help from the sun. Did you ever do that experiment when you were a kid, burning a hole in a piece of paper?

As a child you may have been amazed that it was possible considering you were also out there in that same sun and yet it didn’t burn a hole through you or the piece of paper sitting right next to the one you just burnt a hole in.

I’m sure your science teacher explained that it’s all about harnessing the power of the sun by focusing it’s rays through the magnifying glass.

Well it works the same way with your thoughts.

When your thoughts and your energy are scatter, over here one minute and over there the next, there is no power. Your actions may seems to form a pattern of activity that looks productive, but in terms of a big picture they are random and leading nowhere.

The best use of your attention is not on multi-tasking either.

Despite popular opinion to the contrary, it is apparent to almost anyone you speak to on the phone when you’re multi-tasking. And there have been plenty of studies that show you have diminished capacity in all the task you do when you multi-task-no matter how proud you may be of your ability to do it.

Here’s the bottom line…

You have the power to have anything you want in your life by using that same power of focused energy as the kid with the magnifying glass. Your brain is already set up to work this way and your sub-conscious has been waiting for you to get it together and figure out what you really want it to do for you!

By getting clear about who you really are, what you’re here to do and what you choose to do about it, you have the ability to create a blueprint for your life. The most amazing life you are capable of dreaming of right now today.

You may need a little help pulling it all together. If so, I’d be glad to help you, that’s what I do.

Until next week, I’d love to hear your thoughts.  Just comment on this post on my blog.

If you would like personal mentoring, send me an email detailing what you would like help with.  As your mentor I hold a bigger vision for you than you hold for yourself.  When you have faith and a team that believes in you, it gives you courage.  When you don’t have to do it all yourself, all things are possible for you.  Commit today to go for your dream 100%.

Lynn Pierce, the Success Architect, has taught people how to combine business and personal development to reach the pinnacle of success and live the life of their dreams for over 25 years. In addition, she is also the founder of one of the most exciting annual events for women entrepreneurs, “Women’s Business Empowerment Summit“. Now she shares her keys to success and life mastery with you. You can get the first five lessons of “Change One Thing, Change Your Life: A Personal Transformation System”
at http://www.yourbreakthroughtosuccess.com

I would love to have you share your opinions and personal insights on my blog where I’ll also post this article.
http://www.YourBreakthroughToSuccess.com/blog

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“Align yourself with your passion and purpose and the universe will conspire to
make your success reality.”

Lynn Pierce

Are you in alignment, and are you ready for success?

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What’s New

This week’s article is the second in a series of 5 articles on the “4 Core Blueprints to Reclaim your Life, Awaken Your Soul and Your Business“. I expect this series to start a lot of conversation on my log, just like we had in April when we talked about becoming an expert and creating product. If you missed the first one, click on the link to my blog at the bottom of this email in “Quick Links” to read it there.

I’m so excited about moving to my new home at the beach and I’m packing a little here and there. Most of what I have left to do is stuff I need up until I go. Packing up the library of books and courses in my office took more than 30 boxes! I have no idea how I even fit all of that into one room, but when I move it’s going into 2 rooms because I learned something as I cleared the space.

Before I start buying new furniture I’ll find a local Feng Shui expert to work with. Having the proper energy in your home is so important.

The more I packed up and moved out of my office, the more I enjoyed being in the space. It’s not event looking at the full wall of bookshelves, because they are behind me. But energetically having some open spaces has made me more relaxed and more comfortable working in the space.

So courses that I’ve gone through in the past that I want to keep on hand will remain in boxes until I convince myself I can let them go. Others that I don’t reference on a regular basis will go in the second office and only what I use regularly will be in my office.

Speaking of courses, I just received the master DVD’s for Women’s Business Empowerment Summit and I’m reviewing them while we await duplication. As the promoter I can’t always be sitting in the room so I love having the DVD’s and being able to sit on my sofa and watch now.

All the faculty members really stepped up and gave us the inside scoop on how they do what they do and how you can use their techniques and strategies to grow your business. The true test is when you see other faculty members sitting in the audience taking notes and then buying the other faculty members programs and there was plenty of that going on.

The audios are shipping now if you’ve already placed an order.

You can use this order link to get the same pre-publication discount as was offered this weekend. $197 for all 20 sessions!

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The training calls that led up to the summit are all on replay so it’s not too late to take a listen. YOu’ll get the entire list by email when you register.

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4 Core Blueprints to Reclaim your Life, Awaken Your Soul and Your Business:

In part 1 of this series we talked about the quick fix people are looking for as opposed to taking responsibility for creating your life.

And I asked you…

So where do you start if you are ready to take responsibility for your life and create your future?

There are 4 core areas, or what I call core blueprints, that require your attention if you want to have a life that is in flow with your true passion and purpose. When you’ve created all 4 of your blueprints and you have all 4 of these areas functioning at a level that satisfies you, then your life will be more peaceful and effortless than you have ever imagined it could really be…

No magic bullet required!

In the next 4 weeks we will discuss each of these areas:

*Introspection and Discovery of Purpose
*Blueprinting the Life of Your Dreams
*Sales/Marketing/Communication Skills
*Mentoring for Your Life and Your Business

First I’d like to have you go back and look at how you reacted to the assignment I gave you at the end of part 1. You remember, the four lines I asked you to read out loud and then look at what your reaction told you about yourself.

I’m making the assumption that you’ve at least taken one simple action towards creating your life by doing this. So how did that go for you?

What came up?

Your body reacts to your thoughts and feelings, situations real or imagined, all the time but most of the time we aren’t aware of it, or you’ll look for a pill or a drink to cover the reaction.

Why do you think people refer to your ‘gut’ reaction?

When your stomach gets butterflies or starts swirling do you reach for an antacid or do you go inside and ask yourself what’s really happening here?

Because now, in part two of this series, we’re talking about Introspection and Discovering Your Purpose.

Introspection does not require hours of meditation or trekking to Tibet. You can start very simply by just listening to what your body is telling you.

For example:
When you notice your body having a reaction, take a minute and see what was just happening that you are reacting to. Was it a phone call, an email, a conversation, or seeing something you don’t want to do coming up next on your calendar?

Or was it a daydream, a thought of fear or doubt that isn’t even real?

First you have to know what is driving your life now before you can make a shift that will move you in the direction you want to go. Why randomly make changes in your life if you don’t know where you’re actually at or what your truly want?

It’s like shooting arrows at a target while someone is spinning you around instead of planting your body, taking a proper stance and aiming at your target. That would be silly, wouldn’t it? And yet you’re basically doing the same thing every day if you haven’t created your first blueprint of Introspection and Discovery of Purpose.

So how do you get started figuring out what your purpose is?

These are criteria that I use to qualify every opportunity that comes up in my life. I believe they will serve you as well as they have served my clients in the last several years.

7 Criteria for Recognizing Your Passion and Purpose

1. Doing it makes you feel good about yourself

2. You would do it for free

3. You loose all track of time when you do it

4. You love to talk about it to everyone

5. You are happy to teach others

6. If this were how you spent all your time, it would be a good thing.

7. It makes you want to get out of bed in the morning

If you are truly living your purpose and doing what you are meant to do n this life, you will easily be ale to say yes to all 7 of these criteria. And just as importantly, you will be able to confidently say no to any pportunity that doesn’t rate a resounding yes. And I mean all 7, every time.

If you say yes to 6, but 1 of these criteria is a no or a maybe for you, hen say no to whatever it is. It’s not worth your time and effort to do nything that isn’t a perfect fit for you. You don’t want to be coming from place of lack and grabbing on to something that isn’t meant for you.

I can hear all the “yes, but..” now. It doesn’t matter how good the opportunity could make you look or how much money it could bring or what your friends will say if you don’t do it. Just say no. Your life will start working on such a higher level as soon as you really embrace this concept of saying no to the good to say yes to the great.

That’s the first step to creating your life and creating the first blueprint.

You must have a place that you confidently stand in your life. Your own personal line in the sand. And only you know what that is. I can’t give it to you and neither can anyone else.

Another good tool I would suggest you use is creating your own personal manifesto. If you haven’t done that, you can go to http://LynnPierce.com and sign up for this ezine, and you’ll get an email with a special report on how to create your personal manifesto as my gift to you. I take you step by step through how to create it and how to use it. It’s a powerful tool.

To be living your blueprint of introspection and purpose you have to be in a place of abundance in terms of confidently saying no to an opportunity that say be a good one to have the space available in your life to welcome a great one.

Does that make sense?

Too often whether it’s a relationship, a job, or a dream; you’re limiting your own ability to live your purpose by fearfully holding on to things in your life that, upon introspection, you would realize are not serving you at the highest level.

The law of attraction is not the only Universal law. One that has always been a very important one in my life is the law of creating a vacuum. Nothing new and great can come into your life unless a space has been created for it to occupy.

If all the available space in your life is filled with things that are less than perfect for you, there is no room for anything better to show up.

So you can use the law of attraction and sit and wait, or you can beg and plead,
or you can stand on your head, but you will not get your desired end result.

Until you let go and know that the Universe will bring into your life exactly what yyu need to fulfill your purpose, you’ll have no space available for it come into your life.

Have you ever been in a bad relationship and wished for a better person to come into your life, but you wouldn’t break up with the first person because you were afraid you’d be alone?

How did that work out for you? Eventually, if you suffer enough and the pain becomes great enough you’ll make the leap and leave. Then, lo and behold, someone else shows up.

That’s the way it works in every area of your life. You can always take the slow and painful route and wait to be so miserable that you make a change out of desperation or you can choose now to actively listen to your body when you have a ‘gut reaction’ and begin to create blueprint #1: Introspection and Discovery of Purpose using the tools you’ve learned here.

Next week we’ll move on to my favorite part, Blueprinting the Life of Your Dreams.

So get to work right now on discovering your purpose and creating your personal manifesto so you’ll be standing in a place of knowing who you are, where you’re starting from and where you want to go so we can begin to create that life for you next week!

Until then, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Just comment on this post on my blog.

If you would like personal mentoring, send me an email detailing what you would like help with. As your mentor I hold a bigger vision for you than you hold for yourself. When you have faith and a team that believes in you, it gives you courage. When you don’t have to do it all yourself, all things are possible for you. Commit today to go for your dream 100%.

Lynn Pierce, the Success Architect, has taught people how to combine business and personal development to reach the pinnacle of success and live the life of their dreams for over 25 years. In addition, she is also the founder of one of the most exciting annual events for women entrepreneurs, “Women’s Business Empowerment Summit”. Now she shares her keys to success and life mastery with you. You can get the first five lessons of “Change One Thing, Change Your Life: A Personal Transformation System” at http://www.yourbreakthroughtosuccess.com

I would love to have you share your opinions and personal insights on my blog where I’ll also post this article.

http://www.YourBreakthroughToSuccess.com/blog

4 Core Blueprints to Reclaim your Life, Awaken Your Soul and Your Business

This has been going on forever, since advertising began, but I swear it’s getting worse. Everywhere I look I see people advertising quick fixes for almost anything you need, business or personal.

For instance, I’m shocked at the list of horrible side effects people are willing to endure to get a quick fix for one thing or another from a pill they can pop instead of changing a habit.

The simple fact is there is no magic bullet, but there are some core principles that if implemented fully into your life will make you feel like you do have that magic bullet.

It’s become a part of our society to treat the symptoms and never even take the time to uncover the cause, much less take responsibility for it or do anything constructive to change it.

In a real sense it’s true of weight problems, health issues, issues in personal relationships, addictions, money issues, lifestyle issues and certainly with business.

In business the quick fix is king. Why do you think the get rich quick pitch is perennially one of the biggest money makers for marketers, followed closely by the next tricked out tool that will, of course, make you rich right now?

I’m sure if you’ve been in business for any length of time you’ve heard someone say, “Sell them what they want, not what they need.”

Even seemingly intelligent people who know the quick fix isn’t going to happen will still buy it just in case this one is the real deal. I know I’ve done it. It’s human nature to not want to miss out on the next big thing.

But when you look inside yourself and take a deep breath and get centered and listen to your inner voice, you know none of it is true. The truth is, it all begins and ends with you.

So where do you start if you are ready to take responsibility for your life and create your future?

There are 4 core areas, or what I call core blueprints, that require your attention if you want to have a life that is in flow with your true passion and purpose. When you’ve created all 4 of your blueprints and you have all 4 of these areas functioning at a level that satisfies you, then your life will be more peaceful and effortless than you have ever imagined it could really be…

No magic bullet required!

In the next 4 weeks we will go in depth on each of these areas:

*Introspection and Discovery of Purpose
*Blueprinting the Life of Your Dreams
*Sales/Marketing/Communication Skills
*Mentoring for Your Life and Your Business

Right now I’d like you to read each one of those 4 lines out loud and notice the feeling in your body when you say the words.

Do you tense up?
Does your stomach tighten?
Do your shoulders drop?
Do you take a relaxed breath?

How does your body instinctively react to the words when you read them out loud?
And yes, it does make a difference to say it out loud.

What thoughts pop into your mind?
What kind of pictures show up in your head?

These are all indications of where you instinctively feel good about where you’re at and where you know you need some help. If you pay close attention to your reaction you’ll also feel how much resistance you have to doing anything about your current situation in respect to that area of your life.

Isn’t it amazing how much information you can find out about yourself from verbalizing and then just being aware of your reaction?

Listen to what you really need and move toward those things first.

Next week we’ll go into Introspection and Discover of Purpose.

Until then, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Just comment on this post on my blog.

If you would like personal mentoring, send me an email detailing what you would like help with. As your mentor I hold a bigger vision for you than you hold for yourself. When you have faith and a team that believes in you, it gives you courage. When you don’t have to do it all yourself, all things are possible for you. Commit today to go for your dream 100%.

Lynn Pierce, the Success Architect, has taught people how to combine business and personal development to reach the pinnacle of success and live the life of their dreams for over 25 years. In addition, she is also the founder of one of the most exciting annual events for women entrepreneurs, “Women’s Business Empowerment Summit”. Now she shares her keys to success and life mastery with you. You can get the first five lessons of “Change One Thing, Change Your Life: A Personal Transformation System” at http://www.yourbreakthroughtosuccess.com

I would love to have you share your opinions and personal insights on my blog where I’ll also post this article.

http://www.YourBreakthroughToSuccess.com/blog