Archive for April, 2012
Good news! We now have clickers in Virginia, Texas, Minnesota and New York and…
Only 33 more states to go! (Wanna help spread the word?) There’s something in it for you…
Here’s a little food for thought…(actually, this quote is so good, its more like a buffet for thought.)
“A particular train of thought persisted in, be it good or bad, cannot fail to produce its results on the character and circumstances. A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.”
Hello fellow clickers!
Did you know there are people clicking in 13 of the 50 states!! Exciting! (I wonder if those states have felt a subliminal surge in positivity???) We know for certain those households definitely have!
There are clickers (people who click) in Utah, Alaska, Wyoming, Indiana, New Mexico, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, California, Wisconsin, Florida and Georgia!
Only 37 more states to go and the clicking movement will have reached the whole nation! (Plus, we must give a shout out for the clicks coming in from Australia and the Philippines! We’re International!)
Do you know someone in Texas, Massachusetts or South Dakota who could, should and would be filling their lives and minds with positivity if they knew about clicking? How about your aunt in West Virginia? Clicking would certainly benefit her! Or your college roommate living in Oklahoma? Someone you know could gain from what you know!
Are you willing to spread the word about clicking?
(Because I’m willing to offer a reward if you are…)
Here’s the offer:
1. Invite someone you know from a state that isn’t yet represented to start clicking - share what you have learned with them. Invite them to visit billionclicks.org to learn more about the power of positive thinking. (And of course, if they need a clicker they can find one here.)
2. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you have invited someone from a “new” state to become a clicker and let us know who they are and which state they are from.
2. Once you AND your friend enter 2,500 clicks each on the website, email us at email@example.com and we will send you both a set of window cards!! You pick the style - there are eight inspiring sets to choose from!
I love the “Expect a Miracle” set. I open one card at a time and keep it on my desk to remind me that I can do anything! Every now and then I slip a card from the “With Love” set on my husband’s desk. It is the perfect sentiment that I care about him.
Are you game?
Have you decided who you’ll invite?
Your cousin from Alabama?
I guess I’ll just have to wait and see!
“Visualization is using your imagination to see yourself in a situation that hasn’t yet happened, picturing yourself having or doing the thing you want, and successfully achieving the results you desire.” John Kehoe
Let’s say, for example you want to be more fit. Using visualization, you picture yourself exercising – and enjoying it! You imagine your body changing, becoming more toned and strong. You might even picture the healthy foods you’ll eat as part of achieving your goal. You visualize the confidence and energy you’ll feel as well as activities you will be able to do. You visualize everything that would or could happen to you and live as if it really is happening to you.
I like to workout to this Jillian Michaels video…
About halfway through the workout, when her victims, um,…I mean participants are tired and want to quit (I speak of my own experience, of course) she says this…
”Think about the muscles you’re training. Make that mind body connection. See those muscles getting tighter, getting stronger. Visualize the fat melting off your body. I do this with all my Biggest Loser contestants – they just visualize the muscles working, getting leaner – the body getting smaller.”
Here are a few tips on how to successfully visualize:
1. Decide what you want to do: pass an exam, reach your goal weight, be less shy, win the next game, have more confidence, get the promotion, etc.
2. Relax: Spend several minutes unwinding so you are comfortable and focused in body and mind.
3. Focus: For the next 5-10 minutes visualizing the reality you desire.
Visualizing our future is a powerful tool to help us to live out and manifest our dreams.
“Your thoughts are more powerful than you suspect, and any image held in the mind is a force that will eventually produce an effect. It is not futuristic science that we possess this ability; it already exists within us as a practical tool which we can use any time we choose.” (John Kehoe, Mind Power)
Weekly Click Report: 8,280
Yes, clickers we added to our click counter with a combined total of 8,280 clicks! That is a whole lot of posivity! I’m curious… What did you click about last week?
I’ve been clicking while running on the treadmill. It takes my mind off of the fact that I can’t breathe.
(You can’t tell from the picture, but the first woman has a clicker in her right hand. I know, I know you can’t see it. But I’m certain she does…otherwise, why would she be so happy about being on the treadmill? It’s the clicker…she’s clicking…clicking and running - THAT is why she is so happy.)
Today I ran to a treadmill workout called Runnervals. It is awesome and it is HARD. Ouch. It burns the lungs. It sets my quads on fire. It pushes me past my limit. Ouch. (again.)
So, when the going got tough today…
Whenever the trainer on the DVD would tell me I had 20 or 10 seconds left, I would click each second on the countdown. Clicking really took my mind off the pain and squelched the desire to quit.
When my husband saw me after the workout he said, “Wow. You must have really worked hard.” (My beet-red face was a give-away.)
Clicking kept me going! It felt like a reward as I worked hard. And now I get to go record all of those clicks…(over 300 of them!)
And that’s not all! I was really tired after my workout, and I didn’t want to do more. But my arms need a little help so I motivated myself to do a few pushups by telling myself that I could click for each pushup I did without stopping.
Yay for me.
After completing the 20 pushups, I picked up my clicker and celebrated each pushup with a click.
Running and clicking…that’s the way for me!
The best way to see the world…
Is through the eyes of a child.
Children see things a little bit different than adults. They see the chance to dance when it rains. They see happiness. They find joy. Opportunities to laugh seem to surround them.
If you want to experience a little more happiness, joy, laughter – spend some time with a child – and try seeing the world through their eyes.
I recently heard the following story and I loved the reminder that the world is “Beauty Full.”
At the end of WW II in Osaka, Japan, “the city was rubble, and the streets were littered with blocks, debris, and bomb craters. Although most of the trees had been blasted away, some few of them still stood with shattered limbs and trunks and had the courage to send forth a few twigs with leaves.
A tiny girl dressed in a ragged, colored kimono was busily gathering yellow sycamore leaves into a bouquet. The little child seemed unaware of the devastation that surrounded her as she scrambeld over the rubble to add new leaves to her collection. She had found the one beauty left in her world. Perhaps I should say she was the beautiful part of her world. Embodied in the child was hope.”
Children know how to find hope. They recognize joy. They know when to celebrate because in their eyes nearly everything offers a reason for celebration. They see the good through the bad, the sun through the clouds, the one star twinkling in the dark sky.
Consider this often-asked childhood question:
“What Day Is It?”
Adults know what day it is. We are aware of what didn’t get done yesterday and what has to been done tomorrow. We calendar. We schedule. We plan. But often as a child wakes up they have no idea what day it is. To them it is simply a new day – and there is a world waiting to be explored. They are curious to learn new things and encounter new possibilities. Any and every thing seems possible. As adults it is far too easy to go to bed dreading the next day – more than fully aware of how much time is left in the week and how much there is to be done.
What if we approached tomorrow with a child-like enthusiasm – anxious to explore, conquer, experience and learn?
What if we spent a little more time “gathering sycamore leaves?”
What if we danced in the rain?
Children know how to find joy. If we want to find it, we would be wise to follow them. They’ll lead us right to it.
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