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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.
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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.
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.
~ an excerpt from Millionaire Secrets In You
In today’s demanding society, people are constantly striving to be the best that they can be. After all, in order to land the perfect job or get the things that you want in life, you have to be able to excel and take on the role of a go-getter. How do you get to the level where you would like to be? Anyone will tell you that it will take hard work, a lot of determination and loads of practice!
“They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect.
I wish they’d make up their minds.” ~ Winston Churchill
If you always do what you’ve done, you’ll always get what you got. Any professional athlete, actor, celebrity, public speaker, etc. will tell you that to achieve an extremely high level of success you need to practice. Michael Jordan is considered by many to be the greatest basketball player of all time, Jerry Rice holds just about all the receiving records in the NFL, both men have been known to practice to improve their skills more than anyone else in their sports. And this holds true and consistent with any great success in any business or industry. You simply can’t achieve a level of success without practice.
“My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice,
and then practice some more.” ~ Pete Rose
Nobody ever wakes up knowing how to play classical music on the piano. Learning an instrument is just one example of how practice can get you further and further toward your desired result. In order to get to the success level that you would like, be it an instrument, sport, salesperson or speaker it is important to set goals for yourself and take the time to practice until you get better and better. While you are learning, it is imperative that you are able to take constructive criticism and feedback on how you are doing from your mentor and coaches or even your peers and clients.
There will be a number of things in your life where you will only attain greatness as long as you practice. Whether you are looking to master a sport, give an amazing presentation or be an outstanding salesperson, there is nothing better than buckling down and practicing.
Half of the battle in this lifetime will be realizing that nobody is perfect. While you may be able to achieve a perfect score on a test or you may find the perfect house to live in, there are many more things out there that will get better with a little bit of practice. If you look at your area of business, there is always room for improvement. Why would you want to be perfect anyhow? It would seem as though perfection would be a little bit boring and lonely. After all, when you are perfect, you have nothing left to strive for, right?
They always say that practice makes perfect, when in reality practice only makes you want to practice more and more. And it’s not just practice, it’s perfect practice that makes the difference. Simply logging time does not cut it. While it may seem to be a daunting task to practice something repeatedly, you must keep your eye on the prize at all times in order to keep things in perspective.
“I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before.
But it’s true – hard work pays off.
If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice.
If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.”
~ Ray Bradbury
Think about it … repetition is the mother of skill; it’s the key to learning or improving on anything, so practice, perfect practice!
~ an excerpt from Millionaire Secrets In You
“There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes;
It’s what you do with them that’s important.” ~ Jim Rohn
Success is like a combination lock, and once you know the numbers and the correct sequence they go in, the lock must open each and every time without fail. Your lock to your own success will be different than anyone else’s, and even though the numbers may be the same, what makes your lock different is the sequence of the numbers. The chapters or keys in this book relate to the numbers of the combination to unlock the success in life that you have always dreamt of. It’s now up to you to find your sequence.
Life is live, it’s not a dress rehearsal, you can’t take a Mulligan, and you can’t TiVo or DVR it and replay it later, and you can’t get it back to try again. It is happening right now, this very second. You can, however, choose to live it differently, perhaps even better from this second forward. The good news is that things are always changing and you, as the “Director of You” can change your story anytime you want. Yes, you are both the Director and you play the leading role in your life which is appearing “live” right now, so take ACTION.
Today is literally the first day of the rest of your life. Now, choose how you’re going to live it! Set your sight on a goal or desired outcome that you want and then make a plan and work diligently to achieve it.
“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan.
And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” ~ Jim Rohn
Think about it … your whole life changes the minute you change how you think and feel about your life!
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
With Patience Comes Prosperity by Jodi Nicholson
“Money grows on the tree of patience.” ~ Japanese Proverb
In your life it may seem that all you seem to do is hurry up and then wait. There are many milestones that you look forward to achieving, however it seems like it can take forever for you to get to them. Why is it that people say that ‘patience is a virtue?’ and often times it’s the last thing that you want to hear when you are longing for something to happen. So, how can you go through life with a good understanding of patience and how you can practice it?
Many people get tired of waiting. Whether you are waiting on a decision for a big sale, in line at the grocery store or you have been waiting for a long time to start a new career or business, waiting can be frustrating. Sometimes, you may even find yourself getting bored or angry while you wait, depending on the given situation. What you may not be realizing is that you can end up adding a great deal of unwanted stress to your life. Worrying and frustration are two feelings that can have a profound effect on your body, emotional state as well as your level of success.
To work with patience is to quiet your self, persevere steadily, maintain an even-temper and exercise care and diligence. When you are impatient, then you are actually missing out on a number of wonderful things that are going on around you in life. Whether you realize it or not, you can end up going through life stressed out and not dealing with the here and now simply because you cannot wait a second longer. In addition to the stresses and pieces of life that you are missing out on, you are also walking a fine line that could result in harm to yourself or others around you because you are rushing and not taking care of each situation in the here and now. Rushing projects to completion can lead to many errors and mistakes both in judgment and correctness.
Stop, pause, breathe and reflect to embrace the present moment and organize your thoughts, be patient with yourself.
In order for you to avoid errors, you must adopt an outlook on life that includes patience and the ability to take life as it comes. Living in the moment can have amazing benefits; you simply have to want it. When you are able to live in the present, you will find that you have a much stronger appreciation for the little things in life. Because you are not rushing ahead, you are going to see that the people, places and things that surround you are a huge part of the person that you are today, not who you think is coming in the future.
As you look at patience and the level that you have or do not have, you are going to find that you can live a life that is free of anxiety if you simply put your mind to it. When you feel better and you are less stressed, you will be able to think clearly and more creatively on the goals you want to accomplish. Less cares and worries can make for a calm, happy, successful individual. Patience truly is a virtue; you simply have to use patience to your advantage and enjoy the prosperous returns to your life.
Wonderful things can arise as a result of being patient, dedicated and persistent on your path to excellence! Make it a fabulous day!
About the author: Jodi Nicholson is an Entrepreneur, Success Coach and Mentor and known as The Fabulous Coach! She enjoys writing, speaking and servicing a global clientele in her private coaching and consulting practice. To connect with Jodi please visit http://www.jodinicholson.com
or THE SUCCESS COACH INSTITUTE at 3837 Northdale Blvd., Suite 328 | Tampa FL 33624 | 1-888-689-1130
The Power of iAM, iCAN & iWILL
~ Raising Self-Esteem Through Positive Affirmations ~
with Jodi Nicholson
Consider that every thought you think and every word you say is an affirmation and all of our self-talk or inner dialogue is a stream of affirmations. We are continually affirming subconsciously with our words and thoughts and this flow of affirmations is creating our life experience in every moment. Our beliefs are just learned thought patterns that we have developed since childhood, many of these patterns have worked well for us, but others may now be working against us, they are dysfunctional and may be sabotaging us from achieving what we believe we want.
Every affirmation we think or say is a reflection of our inner truth or beliefs. It is important to realize that many of these “inner truths” may not actually be true for us now or may be based on invalid or inappropriate impressions we constructed as children, which if examined as an adult can be exposed as inappropriate.
Our subconscious uses the behavior patterns we have learned to automatically respond and react to many everyday events in our life. This is essential to our survival, and we need to be able to respond quickly to events around us which would be impossible if we had to re-examine every aspect of things each and every time something simple happens.
Our learned responses and thought patterns enable us to automatically respond to circumstances quickly and easily. Problems arise however, if at an early stage some of the foundation beliefs on which many of the others are built were formed from a skewed perspective, maybe the strategy was appropriate for a perceived difficult circumstance, however often such beliefs are totally inappropriate for succeeding in the real world as adults.
You can use “Positive Affirmations“, which are usually short positive statements targeted at a specific subconscious set of beliefs, to challenge and undermine the negative beliefs and to replace them with positive self-nurturing beliefs. It is a kind of like cleaning your brain and you get to choose which negative beliefs to wash away. The way these statements are constructed is extremely important. It is important to remember of course that everything we say and think is a positive affirmation, using positive affirmation statements forces us to keep focused on our inner goals and reminds us to think consciously about our words and thoughts and to modify them to reflect our positive affirmation.
The more determined a person is to make positive changes, the more they are prepared to accept the change and let go of the past.
By choosing to think and say positive affirmations as true, the subconscious is forced into one of two reactions – avoidance or reappraisal. The bigger the issue the bigger the gap between the positive affirmation and the perceived inner truth and the more likely that one is going to experience resistance. This is where the subconscious finds it easier to stay with its perceived inner truth and avoid the challenge using any means at its disposal to avoid examining the issue. You will be able to recognize this reaction in your client by a strong negative feeling inside them (they will tell you) as they state the positive affirmations. Equally if they experience a sense of joy and well being, the mind is instinctively responding to something it believes to be true. When the emotion is present, you know the affirmations are working! Again, ask the client how they are feeling, ask them to describe it. With trust they will share details.
Continually repeating affirmations with conviction and passion will chip away at even the strongest resistance. Once the resistance is broken, the subconscious is able to re-examine the core belief and patterns they have been working on. The effect can be startling and things can change very quickly as the dysfunctional beliefs get identified and replaced by new inner truth. Depending on how deep into the consciousness these beliefs lay, every other learned pattern and belief that relied on the original belief as a premise, becomes unfounded. The subconscious has to re-examine them all, this can lead to a period of introspection. If you find that your client is experiencing serious resistance or have identified an area of trauma, it is advised to recommend they seek professional support.
Because affirmations actually reprogram thought patterns, they change the way a person thinks and feels about things, and by replacing dysfunctional beliefs with new positive beliefs, positive change comes easily and naturally. As a Success Coach I help guide my clients into the new belief system and then together we celebrate the positive effects and amazing changes for the better in many aspects of life.
From my coaching perspective I often notice that clients love and enjoy saying their new positive affirmations having a direct effect on activities, empowerment and their perception of things. Change in a positive direction begins to occur almost immediately. Keep in mind that how quickly you can help to resolve an issue is like asking how deep is the ocean. It depends on the issue, how deeply the belief is held and how a person is to bring about change, the latter being perhaps the most important of all. If you truly are ready and want to make changes, then the quicker those changes will come. People have made cognitive changes in their beliefs almost instantaneously, once they were prepared to embrace and accept a change, and they believe it to be right from their very heart, then that change will happen. So it is not really a question of time, more a question of how accepting of change can a person be?
Affirmations can be used extensively to target negative thought patterns. As a Success Coach I am a guide for my client, a proofreader in a way, making certain that the affirmation is properly versed. The process takes on a new journey to a new way of thinking. The joy is in the journey, and with positive affirmations you now have a tool and the knowledge and skill to deal with these issues effectively.
Affirmations will not only make a person feel better about themselves and their life, affirmations can manifest real change in life. Changing the way a person thinks, reprogramming the mind and removing the old negative beliefs that have been sabotaging again and again throughout life enables a person to achieve the life they’ve always wanted. This is a big win, ultimate success!
Example Affirmations ~ Feel Free To Incorporate Them Into Your Life!
Affirmations for Health
- Every Cell in my body vibrates with energy and health
- Loving myself heals my life. I nourish my mind, body and soul
Affirmations for Abundance
- I am prosperous wherever I turn and I know that I deserve prosperity of all kinds
- The more grateful I am, the more reasons I find to be grateful
- I am joyfully paying my bills with love as I know abundance flows freely through me.
Affirmations for Love
- I know that I deserve Love and accept it now
- I give out Love and it is returned to me multiplied
- I rejoice in the Love I encounter everyday
Affirmations for Romance
- I am a wonderful partner and I can be happy in my marriage
- I release any desperation and allow love to find me
- I attract only healthy relationships
- I will allow myself to love again and be loved
Affirmations for Weight Loss
- I am the perfect weight for me
- I choose to make positive healthy choices for myself
- I choose to exercise regularly
- I am a vision of pure health
- I have a perfect blood profile
- I consume only what is good and nutritious for a healthy life
Affirmations for Self Esteem
- I believe in myself, and so do others
- I express my needs and feelings
- I am my own unique self – special, creative and wonderful
- I am fabulous!
Affirmations for Peace and Harmony
- All my relationships are loving and harmonious
- I am at peace
- I trust in the process of life
Affirmations for Joy and Happiness
- Life is a joy filled with delightful surprises
- My life is a joy filled with love, fun and friendship all I need do is stop all criticism, forgive, relax and be open.
- I choose love, joy and freedom, open my heart and allow wonderful things to flow into my life.
Read your positive affirmations out loud and immerse yourself in the “feeling” of what you are saying, hearing and being. Live the journey my friends, and feel the joy ~ Namaste and Make It A Fabulous Day!