Ten Tips for Thriving in This Economic Winter

Today I received a newsletter from  James Author Ray, the authour of the book Harmonic Wealth. He shares his 10 tips for thriving in the upcoming year  IN SPITE OF the economy and the place of fear that many people are residing in. 

Typically, this kind of thing would inspire me to take the idea and put my own spin on it, but when I sat down to do it, I came to realize that I like how he puts, so here it is:

James Author Ray’s Ten Tips for Thriving in This Economic Winter

1. Clearly define what inspires you. 

There’s a big difference between taking action out of inspiration versus desperation. Use this season as an opportunity to hibernate into the recesses of your own mind and define what you choose to create in your next spring. 


2.Control your focus. 

Energy flows where attention goes. Are you focusing on lack or opportunity? 


3. Feed your mind.

 What’s your constant mental diet? Do you spend hours in front of the scare news or are you reading good books, attending more positive seminars, watching uplifting DVDs and listening to powerful CDs? 


4.Strengthen your body.

 Your physical health and vitality have a tremendous impact on your performance as well as your mental and emotional fitness. Exercise releases stress as well as strengthen your body and mind. 


5. Inventory your friends. Doom and gloom attracts more doom and gloom. Jettison those “energy vampires” around you and surround yourself with opportunity seekers. 


6. Quiet your mind. 

Take time to meditate daily and to slow down if only for a few minutes. Ten to fifteen minutes of meditation will relieve hours of stress and increase creativity and resourcefulness. 


7. Rid your life of escapist activities. 

Overindulgence in TV, sleep and alcohol only accelerate the problems you’re attempting to avoid. 


8. Make a daily gratitude list. 

Focusing on all the good, gifts and God in your life puts you in the right line of thought, feeling and their subsequent actions, which will attract and create more good, gifts and God. 


9. Change your attitude.

 Realize that everything that’s happened in your life thus far is here to serve you, teach you and help you grow. Find the lessons in your past results, forgive yourself for anything you could have done better and apply the lesson to move forward and create a better future. 


10. Get resourceful.

 For the next three days, go to a place where you can have uninterrupted time… Come up with 20 new ideas to grow your income, create new results and improve your life. You cannot leave your spot until you have twenty. And no editing! All ideas are good ideas.

 Do this for three successive days with 20 new ideas each day. 

Now take your list of 60 unique ideas and pick the three to five most powerful and leveraged ones to put into action. Pick these three to five based on: ease of implementation, rate of return and speed of return. 


And so during this winter season, remember: It’s not about resources… there are plenty of them. It’s about resourcefulness. Get resourceful and get busy.

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