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How to Lend a Helpful, “Helping Hand” for Improvement, Sustainability and Growth

A great way to help someone is to give a hand up to the ones who are willing to sincerely improve their situation, but without nurturing dependence. Ask yourself how you can use creativity, experience and skill to turn a problem or “lack” into a harmonious understanding; a place of growth.

Look for ways to be helpful without creating dependence. Although it may be difficult to detach oneself enough from the outcome of one’s own efforts, it’s best practice to promote self-sufficiency and success among others. In some situations people need assistance or support, and it is good to help them.

HELPING HANDS

HELPING HANDS

Avoid falling for the “victim” card – help those that want to help themselves because if we spend our energy doing for those who can help themselves, we are actually performing a disservice.

Stay solutions-focused and think of ways to offer your best contribution so you are helping, and avoid an outcome that could result in you saving or rescuing.

Your best contribution lies in encouraging and challenging others to rise above their current limits, learn from the experience, and create a desire to pay it forward.

Stay fabulous friends!

Caio, Jodi ~ The Fabulous Coach

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Do You Journal? “Reflections In Gratitude” is a perfect journal book

Reflections in Gratitude ~ A Celebration of Life’s Most Fabulous Moments is a keepsake journal and allows you to reflect upon abundance and celebrate your accomplishments, successes and most fabulous moments in gratitude. Contains inspirational quotes, positive affirmations, thought-provoking words of virtue, values and gratitude with space to write your reflections and journal in style.

Live the journey, feel the joy!  Get it here … http://amzn.to/HANTyO

REVIEWS: 5.0 out of 5 stars

 “Fabulous” Success Coach creates fabulous gratitude journal April 15, 2012

By Melanie D. Bragg

Jodi Nicholson created this beautiful, thoughtful gratitude journal for a group of women she was speaking to and decided to share it with the world. It contains many of her thought-provoking quotes and encouraging phrases and gives the reader/journaler plenty of room to express themselves in a meaningful way. A great gift!

 Reflections in Gratitude

By Paulette Esposito

Jodi Nicholson is amazing! Reflections in Gratitude is a delightful tool that has helped me think about all those incredible and fabulous miracles we all encounter every day and it is a place to keep them visible to look back upon. There is an elegance and gentleness about the book that is so compelling. It is the last and most important writing I do before I go to sleep. And writing those thoughts puts me in just the right frame of mind for peaceful sleep. I highly recommend buying it….I actually have two copies! Timeless and priceless.

 

An easy to use tool for success,

By James Henderson –

This review is from: Reflections In Gratitude: A Celebration of Life’s Most Fabulous Moments (Paperback)

Jodi Nicholson has written an easy to use tool that is essential to creating the most favorable conditions for success. I don’t know how many notebooks, and even leather bound volumes that I have bought over the years to use as a journal, but they end up unused and the habit is not developed…. This book guides you step by step to create the essential skills of journaling and living a life of gratitude.

Elegantly Empowering

By Tiffany Oddo

Ms. Jodi Nicholson has created a beautiful, elegant and empowering book which allows you to reflect upon what is most important to you and in your life. Our most powerful tool for change, growth and transformation is gratitude and Reflections makes it fun and enjoyable to live in the essence of gratitude daily. The thoughtful quotes and themes are uplifting, healing, and guaranteed to overflow your soul with gratitude and love.

This book is a must have AND the perfect gift to those you love, cherish and want to live a fulfilled life.

http://amzn.to/HANTyO

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via Do You Journal? “Reflections In Gratitude” is a perfect journal book.

via Do You Journal? “Reflections In Gratitude” is a perfect journal book.

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Success Leaves Clues …

Success Leaves Clues ~ Learn From Others Before You

By Jodi Nicholson

In 1954 Roger Bannister was the first person to break the four- minute mile. The next year over a dozen other people also did it. Something that hadn’t been done before in history is now common practice. Why? Because success leaves many clues and just because you haven’t done something yet, doesn’t mean it can’t be done. All you need to do is find someone who has done what you want and do exactly what they did to achieve it. Follow their blueprint; mirror their pattern. Certainly, you know plenty of people who you can look to and you will see their level of success. These people have worked hard to get where they are and you can look at them as shining examples of what you could be if you tried.

“If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they did and you’ll achieve the same results.” ~Anthony Robbins

Do you think that some of the successful people that have come before you have suffered from mixed thoughts of themselves or doubts in their abilities? Of course! However, they were able to look past these negative thoughts and feelings in order to focus on persevering and reaching all of their goals. Personal success and success in the business world will only come to you if you can take notes from the people who have succeeded before you in cutting all of the negative thoughts out of their path.

Libraries and bookstores are filled with books of people who have achieved great things and overcame what at the time seemed to be insurmountable obstacles. Their whole history of achievement is laid out there for you to learn from. If you put your hand in a pot of honey some of it will stick. Reading is no different, read a motivational or self help book and some of it will stick. Put the concepts into action and watch yourself gain momentum and improve.

“That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well” ~Abraham Lincoln

Life is truly a journey and you may find a good number of people that you can look up to along the way, even a coach or mentor you if you choose. You can find people in your life or through books and seminars that you can look up to that will become a great source of strength and inspiration. This will be a wonderful asset to have and along the way, compliment yourself for wanting to be better rather then beating yourself up for any of the mistakes that arise.  Be fierce, persistent and un-afraid to talk out your thoughts and feelings with those people in your life that you look up to. I’ve been told many times by my coaching clients that they feel safe in the space we’ve created together, and totally free to express and explore the many facets of their life and business. This, for me personally, is a wonderful compliment to my coaching practice.

Take your life one step at a time. You can achieve great success when you take each goal as it comes, and then work onwards toward the next one. I set landmarks and checkpoints along the way when setting goals to stay on track and regroup when necessary. There may be any number of obstacles that you will need to overcome, so take some clues from the successful people who you can think of and look at some of the clues that they left behind. You can use these clues to set a solid structure in place for the foundation of your own success. You will also be setting your own new levels, and creating your own clues from your own personal experience.

“No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.”  ~Brian Tracy

Throughout your journey in life and the successes that you are longing for, you can learn a great deal from just about everyone that you meet. Life is a learning process and you have to be aware of everything surrounding you in order to make it. Remember, success leaves clues so think about it … you can achieve whatever you want in life. Just find someone who has done exactly what you want, do what they did to achieve it and you could end up with the same or similar results and possibly something even better.
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Jodi Nicholson is an Entrepreneur, Success Coach and Mentor. Known as The Fabulous Coach she enjoys coaching, mentoring and consulting with clients from around the world in her private practice.
MentoringA Mentor is known as a wise and trusted counselor, teacher, facilitator or supporter.  If you would like to experience a quantum leap in your life or business then this aspect of development is ideal as Jodi Nicholson works with you on a very exclusive basis, immersing you on your journey to a successful and fabulous life. For a complimentary consultation or application into Jodi’s Mentorship program, please send an email to Jodi@jodinicholson.com with your level of interest, contact information and best time to reach you. You may also call 1-888-689-1130 or visit online for more information. VISIT JODI ONLINE

Committing To Excellence

By Jodi Nicholson

Success starts with desire, perpetuates through a positive attitude and belief, and is achieved by commitment to excellence and perseverance.

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation.

We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence,

but we rather have those because we have acted rightly.  

We are what we repeatedly do.

Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” ~Aristotle

Do you know that you were put on this planet to do great things? While it may not always seem like you are able to excel in the manner that you would like to, we all have a purpose in life. Some folks were put here in order to bring communities together while others were born into this life in order to create medicines that will heal the sick. We all have a purpose. In order for you to find your purpose in this great thing that we call life, you must first become dedicated. Find your path as you commit to excellence.

You should know that you are never going to be successful at anything unless you put your mind to it. There could be a number of amazing things out there that you can accomplish, however if you do not try then you will never succeed. A commitment to excellence simply means giving it your all, being all you can be, never settling for second best and always striving to be a better person.

When it comes to your personal life, you can commit to excellence by always staying true to yourself and showing others exactly who you are on the inside. Work hard to build strong relationships and never settle for anything less than truth, honesty and integrity. People who have a good level of commitment to excellence are usually quite popular with the general public and are able to easily forge partnerships and relationships with a great number of people.

As you think of commitment to excellence in a professional setting, this is a goal that you can set in order to really put yourself above all of the competition that may stand in your way. Focusing on your goal and sticking with it should be your main priority. Nobody is saying that you have to be perfect. Everyone can tell you that there really is no such thing as perfection. However, you can truly strive to put your best effort forward going into each and every project or task that you take on.

There are a number of businesses and corporations out there who like to use the phrase commitment to excellence as their motto, even professional sports team use it. While these words sound great on paper, if they are not meeting the needs and expectations of their customer base or being all they can be, then the words really mean nothing. When you strive for the best, you have to work at it. It is really that simple.

Sure, there are people out there who do not have to do much work to become successful because they were either born into money or they got lucky. However, you cannot measure success or excellence by the number of zeros that there are in your bank account. True success can be measured by the good things that you do in life for yourself as well as others around you. It can be found in a leading a balanced and well-rounded life paying attention to all aspects respectfully, excellently.

“Desire is the key to motivation, but its determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”  ~Mario Andretti

Commit to yourself. Commit to excellence. Everything else will just simply fall in line. Just think about it … your total commitment to excellence allows you to be your very best at any given moment in time, no regrets, just be your best success.

About the author: Jodi Nicholson is an Entrepreneur, Success Coach, Consultant and Mentor servicing esteemed clients worldwide. She focuses on the interests of personal and professional development to maximize a life of purpose, value and balance.  Jodi enjoys writing, speaking and training for her coaching practice as well as teaching at the Success Coach Institute.

To connect please call 1-888-689-1130, visit http://www.jodinicholson.com or email to Jodi@JodiNicholson.com