Do You Dare Quit Your Job?

Here’s a Simple Plan to Decide if Quitting is Right for You

 If you’ve been thinking about whether to quit your job or not, here is some helpful advice that might make your decision easier.

According to Paul Zane Pilzer, in his book “The Next Millionaires” you can decide whether to quit your job by following the 51 Percent Rule.  His rule dictates that whenever you are spending more than half of your time doing what you already know, that’s when you should quit.

If you’re still growing and learning and your job has meaning for you; if you feel like you’re heading into a more enlightened future and get excited when you think of the opportunities ahead, you probably want to stay at your job and advance into those upcoming challenges.

You should always be spending more than half of your time learning and growing, otherwise you will get bored and, if you’re not busy, your job may be going away soon anyway.    After all, if there is nothing new in the works, it may mean that your job will soon be replaced by something else, and you may or may not be the chosen one for that new position.

There is a lot of stress associated with deciding to quit, and there are some simple things you can do to decide if quitting is really right for you if the 51 percent rule applies.  First, test your intuition by telling yourself that you are going to quit.  How do you feel?  Are you excited and relieved?  Does your mind start to immediately gather ideas on what you will do next?  Or, are you feeling depressed  lonely or scared?  If you have more excitement then depression, it’s a good sign that your subconscious is giving you a sign that now is the time, and you better get ready for it.

Here’s what I did before I quit my most recent job.  I knew I wasn’t happy in the position from the very beginning, so I planned ahead and started saving money.  I figured if I had at least six months of pay in my bank account, I would always know that I could easily quit, find another job, or, in the event of a layoff, I would be able to get along just fine.  There is no better feeling than having money in the bank to help you make a decision (or feel safe if someone else makes that decision for you). 

After you’ve checked in on your intuition, and started saving money, notice how good it feels to know that if you wanted to, you could just quit, take some time off to relax and regroup, or use you new personal power to find another job that is more worthy of your time and attention!

Good Luck!


The Power Of Our Minds

This is along the same lines as what is taught in Directed Dreaming, so if you don’t have a copy of that book yet, pay attention to this little piece by Mark McCormack


I talk a great deal about motivation, inspiration and passion as keys to success. In this article, I will expand on these concepts and delve into the most exciting philosophies and secrets about them.

The mind has two distinct parts. It has the subconscious and the conscious. The conscious mind is the simulation we call the personality; it is you as you are when awake and creating thoughts. The subconscious mind is like a powerful computer that stores and executes these thoughts. It absorbs all information but performs no thinking at all.

Now, the subconscious is connected to all other subconscious minds. There is a tremendous amount of information passing through the subconscious mind but the conscious mind is generally not connected enough to be aware of it and this is the problem.

Most people are not even aware that they have a subconscious mind that stores all this great power! It is estimated that the subconscious mind can perform over 25,000 actions per second! It keeps your heart beating, skin moist, hair growing, kidneys functioning, equilibrium steady, and every thought you ever had imprinted. Not only does the subconscious mind store our thoughts but it also executes them. If one doesn’t know about this power then how can they master it?

And here lies the trick to tapping the power of the mind.

First we must realize we have this power and become conscious that every thought we have is absorbed by the subconscious and sent out into our reality where it mixes with everyone else’s realities. Once we take the reins of our power then we can steer it and realize the full effect of our positive and negative thoughts on reality.

See, the subconscious mind does not think and therefore will not sort out “bad” thoughts from “good” thoughts. Are you constantly thinking about the worst that can happen? Well stop because the subconscious will send it out and attract it. The same thing goes for happy and positive thoughts. The more energized a thought is the more powerfully it will affect reality and the most powerful thoughts are those with great emotion attached.

It is your job, it is the conscious minds job, to create thoughts with constructive emotional energy. The only way to do this is by reframing your state of mind to be aware of negatives but to focus on the positives; it is by motivating yourself and finding inspiration in the dynamic interconnected world before you. And as you do this, you become deeply rooted in the conscious creation of your life. A greater sense of intuition will automatically take place and you will learn to let go of those things which truly do not matter.

Here you will find what really does matter to you and your subconscious will then begin to automatically manifest it. This is the way of the successful and happy. It is what makes great business people, salespeople, and marketers. Be aware of your power and align it with yourself. Take effective action and be the change you want to see in the world.

Copyright 2005 Mark McCormack

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Meditation – It Can’t be That Hard

I’ve always been a little leery of Meditation, because it seems like such a strange thing to do.  You sit on the floor with your legs crossed, then what?  Well, then almost nothing!

In its most basic form, you do indeed sit on the floor with your legs crossed, (but you can also sit on a chair) and then you just focus on your breathing.  Just relax and notice how your breath goes in, and out, and in, and out.  This focused breathing is supposed to keep your mind from wandering.  IF your mind has a tendency to wander, like mine does, you try very hard to bring it back to concentrating on your breathing.  This takes your mind off of everything else, and allows you to relax.  After you’re fully relaxed, you can stop and go on with life, feeling much better for having taken a nice break.   

There are, of course, Yoga Meditation Techniques for Spiritual Growth, and Transcendental Progress, but I’m going to have to work up to that!


Imagine… You Can Get A Good Nights Sleep Tonight

As you lie in your bed, trying to sleep, you know that somewhere in the World it is morning, and you wish you were in that part of the world, so you wouldn’t have to go through another sleepless night. 

Why is it that some people have a hard time falling asleep at night?  Certainly some have insomnia, but there are a few other reasons people have sleepless nights, and just as many ways to prevent them.

The number one reason people can’t fall asleep at night is due to Stress.  There are too many things running around in your head; too many “what ifs.”  For example, what if I don’t get to sleep, I’ll be too tired to work, what if I don’t get that project done tomorrow, etc. etc. etc.  Realize that these questions cannot be answered from your bed, and take a few moments to calm them in your head.  There are a few easy ways to do this.

1) Get up and walk around, take a deep breath, go to the bathroom, get a glass of water, etc.  You might even try a few minutes at a computer game that is designed to calm your nerves, although, this would be better done before going to bed at night to create a happy mind and a more relaxed state that is ready for sleep.  If this is your second sleepless night, play this game for a while before you go to bed, and you’ll find sleep is right around the corner.

2) While you are up, write down those things that are bugging you, and tell yourself that you will take care of them in the morning.  This gets them off your mind for the time being.

3) There are also plenty of hypnosis tapes that you can use to help you sleep.  The people who do the taping are trained to speak slowly, and softly, putting you in a relaxed state of mind.  So, even if you’re not exactly doing a sleeping tape, you will probably feel calmer just by listing to a tape. And most of them can be done in a half hour or so.  Again, if you feel like you’re going to have a sleepless night, do the hypnosis tape before you go to bed.

It is a known fact that if you exercise for at least 30 minutes 5 times a week, you will have a better chance at good nights sleep (try to exercise at least a couple of hours before bedtime).  Also, make sure your room is not too hot; it should be kept at 68 degrees or lower, and it’s also a good idea to have a clean room.  If the last thing you see before you go to bed is a messy room, you’re more likely to think about having to clean it up in the morning

White noise can also help sleep.  Keep a fan running or a water fountain or anything that will make a constant unchanging noise and lull you to sleep.  And, last but not least, new studies have shown that if you get 20-30 minutes of bright morning light, it will help you fall asleep at night, and, if you get another 20-30 minutes in the late afternoon or early evening, that will help you stay asleep.

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Sweet Dreams!


Here’s an article by By Regenia Butcher, enjoy. . .
It will be several hours until the alarm buzzes, but suddenly a man bolts up to a near-sitting position in bed. The room is peaceful, yet he’s terrified, and can’t immediately reason why. Then, after convincing himself that all’s calm and he’s safe, he begins to unravel a few details of what has just scared him awake.

Another alarm sounds and a woman shuts it off, pulls the covers over her head and tries desperately to return to what was so abruptly interrupted. There were flowers and a blue sky. She was sixteen and size eight again.

In another house, a five year old runs into her parent’s bedroom, waking them at 2.00 a.m. because she woke up to find a monster sitting on her lampshade.

Dreams can be convincing. They can be prophetic. They can also be elusive. Some people swear they never have them, while others have almost total recall of a great number of them. Some people can even get totally engrossed in a semi-dream state during the day.

Researchers have a variety of theories explaining the phenomenon of dreaming. Some say that dreams help us get back in touch with our inner individual self. This is reinforced whenever we’re confronted with a problem that hasn’t been solved by the end of the day and we’re told to “sleep on it,” as if the answer is going to somehow sashay to the surface later in the night.

Another theory is that dreaming is our mind’s way of cleaning the clutter from our mental computer so we can retain the more important stuff. This might explain why we wake up tired…we’ve simply swept our brains too much during the night. Often, students study directly before going to sleep, thinking that the information will be more easily retained and recalled the next day.

Yet another theory for dreaming is that it helps us understand what we’ve seen, felt and experienced, in somewhat of an information assimilation process. That it acts as our own personal housekeeper and file clerk.

Apparently, we’re all quite active during sleep time. Scientists say that we sleep each night in 4 or 5, ninety-minute stages. It is during the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) stage that we do our best dreaming. We have a dream segment approximately every 90 minutes. Usually though, we won’t remember any of them unless we’ve been interrupted and awakened while they were happening.

It seems that if you’ve mastered the art of “lucid dreaming” you can control the conversation and action and pretty much have things your way. As of yet though, I’ve never been able to do that, asleep or awake.

There are many dream interpretation books available, but chances are you know someone who immediately explains your dream by saying, “Well, you obviously must have been thinking about it sometime that day.” (“Yes, Aunt Clarese, I was thinking about a barking bat taking off with my blow dryer earlier at lunch today.”)

Certain circumstances can affect the type of dreams we have. Eating food a short time before going to sleep can pave the way for some unique experiences. Or watching a scary movie can increase the odds that you’ll have a scary dream that night. Stress and worry can also affect our dreams.

I guess I don’t mind entering the somewhat fantasy world of a dream, as long as there are no ten foot tap-dancing artichokes yelling advice and trying to sell me a condo on the beach. But forget them or recall them, ignore them or try to interpret them…dreams are a part of our life and it’s for our benefit that they’re going to continue to be.

Regenia G. Butcher is an author on Writing.Com (http://www.Writing.Com/). Visit her writings at http://www.sensity.Writing.Com and read for a while.  
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Are You Willing To Follow Just One Step To Get Answers?

There really is only one thing you need to do in order to get answers to any question or problem you are having, and that is to write out the question, in the correct way, before you go to sleep at night, and then ask your subconscious to answer the question for you.

This plan only works if you do one important thing – as soon as you get the answer – write it down! 

Last night I asked myself what would be a good name for a wellness website.  I am planning to put up a very informative website to teach people how to stay well as they age.  I need a good name for the site, and I knew my subconscious could come up with one.

I hadn’t gotten it by the middle of the night, so I asked again and IMMEDIATELY had it!  It was Perfect!  It said wellness, it said natural, it said anti-aging, it stood for all things I wanted my new site to teach people, I was very excited, I couldn’t wait until morning to see if the name was already taken!  — But I didn’t want to wake myself up and write it down.  So I told myself to remember it, gave myself a few clues, and went back to sleep.

This morning I woke up and asked myself what it was.  I tried to remember what clues I had given myself to help me remember, there was nothing. . . My excitement was gone, and now I am trying desperately to remember what was given me, and I’m not getting a thing.

So, I guess I need to practice what I teach.  After all, I am the Author of the book on Directed Dreaming and I should know better! 

So, please, take my advice.  When something is given to you from the subconscious, be sure to write it down immediately, or it could be gone forever.

P.S.  If you have a good name for a wellness site, feel free to post a suggestion.  Thanks!

Hypnosis Promotes Healthy Weight Loss

Here’s an article by Steve Jones — he really knows what he’s talking about, and, if you sign up for his Newsletter, he’ll give you a FREE CD Download on how to hypnotize anyone!

Hypnosis is a powerful tool that can be used to release ones full potential, especially when it comes to losing weight. If you have been on diet after diet and lost weight, only to put it on again, then you are well aware that it takes more than will power to successfully maintain weight loss. Even though you know how and what to eat and the importance of exercise, it can be difficult to lose weight. That is because losing and maintaining a healthy weight are much less about will power and much more about metabolism and psyche.

So often when people try to lose weight they verbalize a strong desire. Yet blame for failures is put on a lack of will power. Hypnosis targets an area of the mind that is often pushed to the background. By bringing about an awareness of what lies there, hypnosis can allow you to have the part of your mind that truly wants to lose weight and take center stage over the part of the mind that tells you eating that chocolate cake is what you want right now.

Part of what you have the ability to control with your mind is metabolism. Metabolism refers to how quickly your body uses its fuel sources (food) and how much will be stored. By increasing metabolism you can speed up weight loss and maintain it. Hypnosis has the ability to let you change your metabolism.

Hypnosis can teach you to use that part of the mind to create powerful and lasting changes in your life. Getting control over the physical body through willful and conscious action is what hypnosis is all about. It does it by using the information already there and making it the dominant thought instead of just stored facts.

Self driven methods of hypnosis are extremely effective in making lasting changes. You can train your metabolism through Weight Loss Self Hypnosis created by Clinical Hypnotherapist, Steve G. Jones. Visit for more information.

About The Author
Steve G. Jones is a board certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. He is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, American Board of Hypnotherapy, president of the American Alliance of Hypnotists, on the board of directors of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Lung Association, and director of the California state registered Steve G. Jones School of Hypnotherapy.


P.S.  If you’re scared of hypnosis, there’s always the old fashioned way of losing weight (supplements), and there’s nothing like the new discovery of a natural plant that fools the brain into thinking your full in order to get the results you want (and need)!

Dream Journals — What good are they?

In the book  Directed Dreaming, it mentions the importance of having a Dream Journal and even gives a sample of the proper format for the Journal.  Have you started your Dream Journal? 

The dream journal may seem like a bother to do, I have to admit that even I have a problem getting out of bed and writing these strange things down.  But what’s weird is that when I do write them down, and then go back later and read them, I can see some things that have happened that relate to the dream.  I usually go back through my journal once a month and see what has happened to me, and what it was that I dreamed about.  This way, I am getting to know how my dreams relate information, and am getting better at figuring out what they are trying to tell me.  It really is quite fascinating!

Here’s to Dreaming the Dreams we Want to Come True!


New BiofeedBack Software

Have you heard about the new biofeedbadk stress reducer computer/self-help “game” It’s called ”Journey to the WildDivine.” The computer game, which feels like a game but really isn’t, combines all the mental and physical health benefits of monitored biofeedback with an array of computer graphics that can become addictive – in a good way (you’ve got to love a game in which you get to ride a zebra!).

This product also makes the skill of “meditation” easily accessible for Westerners (as opposed to those who do meditation on a daily basis), and you can actually watch your heart rate and other biological indicators change as you “play” AND, the game demo is FREE.

Here’s what some are saying:

“The Wild Divine is helping to transform our mass consciousness to one of peace and harmony through a very practical program that allows people to get in intimate touch with the innermost core of their being. To know that they have more power than they have ever realized, to know that they can influence what is happening in their body, in their mind, in their emotions, as well as in the world that they create everyday.”
Deepak Chopra, M.D. Author of the new release, The Book of Secrets

The Journey to Wild Divine is more than a game, it’s a tool for the Mind-Body work we value. It certainly has proven so with me – and it’s a hit with my patients. It’s an outstanding product and since it’s amazingly inexpensive, I encourage my patients to use it as home practice. It’s complex and challenging enough that no one has gotten tired of using it.
Thomas M. Brod, MD, Sr. Fellow, BCIA, American Board, Psychiatry & Neurology

Deep Breathing for Yoga or Meditation

I just ran across a unique program that links biofeedback hardware with your computer to create an enlightening experience of wellness. So, instead of just taking a few breaths at your computer, the computer could actually help you achieve control over your mind & body to help reduce stress and improve physical and mental wellness.
However, if you want to keep doing your breathing the old fashioned way, here is an interesting article from Mark Altman.

Deep breathing is a great way of promoting relaxation and reducing stress. Yoga, meditation, martial arts, and trained voice are some disciplines that recognize the importance and effectiveness of deep breathing. Use the following deep breathing technique during any of the above activites or whenever you want to relax and energize your body.

It is natural to breathe using the diaphragm or lower abdomen. If you watch babies, you will see that they breathe this way. As we get older, stress and inactivity cause us to draw shorter, shallower breaths. These short breaths use only the upper chest instead of the lower abdomen. In times of stress the abdominal muscles tense up and make it almost impossible to breathe deeply and naturally. At first, the shock your body feels because of the increased oxygen intake during deep breathing exercises, may cause you to feel some dizziness.

A short breathing exercise:

Close your eyes, and hold your hands over your lower abdomen. Breath in deeply through your nose while you slowly count to 4. Feel your belly push out on your hands. Let the air in your abdomen expand your belly without any muscle tension. Breathe out through your mouth, feeling your hands moving back into your body.

Repeat this pattern until you feel peaceful, calm, and relaxed.

You may find it helpful to play calming and relaxing music during this exercise.

About the Author
Mark Altman, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Mark Altman is a computer programmer and musician. Visit his site,, for free relaxing music and an active discussion about sleep and relaxation.