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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.

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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

The Power of iAM, iCAN and iWILL

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!

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Journaling – A Fabulous Way To Be In Gratitude …

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Reflections in Gratitude – A Celebration of Life’s Most Fabulous Moments is a simple, clear method of journaling. There are no pre-printed days or dates so you are not bound by formalities so you can be free. Journal when you can, daily is ideal and anytime is always the right time. I do suggest committing to a time and making it an “appointment on your calendar,” an actual commitment until it becomes natural to you like brushing your teeth. As you establish the act of journaling, embrace the “life” it brings. When something has meaning attached to it and you can immerse yourself to see, hear, feel, smell and taste the experiences, then you bring the experience depth and breath; you give it life. Focus on the outcome of the many benefits this particular journal can offer you … It’s about being thankful and grateful for whatever you choose, it’s about your accomplishments, successes, and fabulous moments that you want to remember, and the reflections you have through the experience. While in reflection ask yourself, could I have done something differently? If so, then focus on the outcome with a different component added. How do you feel?  Why? What’s new and fabulous today? Do share … it’s fun!

The act of reflection is to sincerely focus on a thought, activity or some other item of importance with careful consideration. Often times this is best accomplished in a quiet space or soon after being in a calm or meditative state. This process combined with the intention centered in a state of gratitude (feeling grateful or being thankful), can evolve into a profound realization resulting in peacefulness, prosperity, joy, comfort and ultimately, pure love. This can even occur in the midst of what may appear to be a chaotic day.  These are just a few words I use to describe the feelings I experience through this type of journaling.

Note: I have provided a list of virtues, traits and fabulous moments to consider at the end of the journal. You may want to incorporate and adopt some of the words, phrases or meaning into your journaling. I also recommend keeping a thesaurus handy. I utilize http://www.thesaurus.com and when I need a positive replacement word for a not-so-fabulous word or feeling, I go in search of empowerment through positivity. I hope you join me.   

Jodi Nicholson, The Fabulous Coach

http://jodinicholson.com