The Six Keys to Living the Golden Life

What is the Golden Life? – Isn’t it when life is going great, when everything feels right, when life is synchronistic with all forms of living? Isn’t it when one is fully expressing oneself? Isn’t it when you’re free from worry or concern, when your inner voices are at peace and the chatter in your brain is quiet?

Maybe it’s when your dreams are finally realized or you’re on a journey or path to fulfilling a dream. Everything is alright with you and the world.

Or perhaps it’s when you can honor, love, embrace and appreciate all of who you are – the good, the bad and the down right ugly.

The Golden Life, in my opinion, is all of the above mentioned scenarios: freedom to be with life as it is and a desire or drive for something greater than your thoughts, feelings and emotions.

Below are the Six Keys to Living the Golden Life. The process of bringing a greater understanding of how they work begins here. The six keys properly used will undoubtedly lead to a golden life.

Click on the player below to listen to my live interview with Lisa!

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Key #1 –  The Power of Vision – Vision is the foundation of all of life. Without it, one wanders around with hopes of at least a fleeting moment of fulfillment, excitement and/or happiness. Ever heard someone say, life is good, but there’s still something missing, or I’m just not happy?

Vision, like the foundation of a building or home, is a solid foundation from which you live your life. Think of the concept of a contractor building a home.  When the home is being built, a foundation must first be laid, prior to building the walls etc. If the foundation isn’t solid, neither will the home be. The homeowner is then subjected to future structural challenges which lead to many other things.

Your life is no different. Vision is the foundation and it must be solid in order to build a life of power, passion and purpose filled with joy, excitement and laughter, otherwise your life is subjected to unnecessary challenges. It all starts with vision.

Key #2 – Exploring Your Vision – Some call it your heart song, others call it your spiritual calling, many may refer to it as purpose. Either way, you must be willing to find that sweet spot within that reveals your vision. Because it is the foundation for your life, exploring vision is mandatory to all other steps.

Exploration requires Persistence, Perseverance, and Patience to truly find it. Do you have all three?

Key #3 – Articulating Your Vision – Never underestimate the power of the spoken word. Language gives birth to life. It is language that gives us life’s experiences. If you think about it, if there were no words spoken how would we interact with life as we know today? It is hard to imagine isn’t it?

One must be willing to give language to vision. It is also important to be sure the words you give it ignite power and passion in YOU when you speak them.

Key #4 –  Identifying Life’s Seductions – Being seduced is never fun when you don’t want to be. If you find that you’ve strayed away from your vision, it is reasonably safe to say you’ve somehow been seduced. The question is how did it happen? Weren’t you paying attention?

There’s always a sense of power you experience when you have choice in how your life goes. It’s not so wonderful when you don’t. Knowing when you’re about to be seduced and choosing not to be can be amazingly powerful and puts you right back in the driver’s seat of your life.

Key #5 – Dealing with Life Seductions – But suppose you didn’t catch yourself and all of a sudden you are seduced. Life caught you off guard.

Most of life seductions aren’t planned or even noticed until it’s too late. Recognition of how you got there, what drove you there in the first place and how you can return is where you build your personal muscle in dealing with life seductions.
Vision, being the foundation of life, can drive you back to your rightful power seat.

Key #6 – Expressing your vision in the World – After the vision is crystal clear, articulated powerfully and you’ve identified the life seductions, you’re now ready to express your vision in the world. Expressing vision is an opportunity to bring it alive to expand and grow.

The expression of your vision is determined by you, the creator. So it can be as big or small as you want. The world to you may be your family, while to another it maybe the planet earth.

You have the final decision as to how you express your vision. In addition, the scope of the world is defined by she who holds the vision.

The Six Keys brings to life new meaning and opens the doorway to freedom, fulfillment, joy and happiness. You must be willing to take the keys and make them your own as you experience everyday living. After all is said and done, it is up to you.

The power lives within you and it’s always been there.

Click on the player below to listen to the live 90-minute tele-seminar – Living The Golden Life!

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About The Author

Lisa Thomas is the President of The Power, Passion and Purpose Group, Inc also known as The P3 Group, Inc. The P3 Group is a training and development company for women by women, providing life, business & career coaching strategies for women.

The company helps women discover their vision, live purposeful lives and fulfill their dreams. The P3 Coaches and Facilitators  take women on a journey of uncovering their personal or professional vision (Spiritual Self), choosing powerful thoughts (Emotional Self) and manifesting their dreams (Physical Self). This unique concept is known as the P3 Circles of Life.

Their P3 Power Boost Internet Radio Show,  P3 Power Boost Online Magazine , P3 Power Boost Workshop , and The P3 Lifeline, all serve as platforms for training and educating our clients in implementing  the The P3 Circles of Life in everyday living .

Visit their website at http://www.TheP3Group.com.

Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose – A New Earth

The energy, the connections and the breakthroughs keep coming every Monday night! Stop the drama. Stop the unhappiness. Stop being stuck…

Are you one of the millions that are being awakened by Eckard Tolle Book – A New Earth – Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose?

How would you deal with difficult relationships and challenging situations?

What new possibilities could you create for your life?

Click on the player below to listen to a powerful life transforming conversation.

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Accessing The Power Within…

What If…

Who you’re angry with is not out there,

There is no one to blame (including you),

Everything outside of you is a reflection of you,

Your eyes can only see what my brain knows,

There really is No Out There…Out There.

What would you do? What would you see?

How would you deal with difficult relationships and challenging situations?

What new possibilities could you create for your life?

Click on the player below and listen as we engage in a powerful interview with Llenar Bragg – Founder of No-Out-There.com and Creator of the No-Out-There Workshop.

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Are you ready for to Get Straight in 2008?

Here’s a simple 4-step process:

  1. Clarity of Vision
  2. Focused Attention
  3. Being Authentic
  4. Honoring Your Word

Before you rush off and create your next New Years’s Resolution, you may want to check out what our guest had to say!

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Taking Charge of Your Positive Direction

Have you ever wondered how does what we say today impact our lives tomorrow?

Our choice of words can move us in a direction toward or away from effective personal and professional relationships and we are in charge of that choice. Positive direction means that the words we speak steer us toward the successes or outcomes that we want or need with others.

In this book, after years of developing programs and processes of CONSISTENT POSITIVE DIRECTIONTM, J. Bert Freeman identifies the impact of choosing positive direction and shows us skills and approaches that we can use right away to build those important relationships.

Taking Charge of Your Positive Direction by J. Bert Freeman

Book Synopsis

Taking Charge of Your Positive DirectionCONSISTENT POSITIVE DIRECTION is described as speaking, writing, learning and impacting reality toward the goals, achievements, results, accomplishments or outcomes that really matter. These skills and approaches came from years of learning, developing and teaching ways to interact successfully with others, when what we have to say really matters.

Chapters 1 and 2 of this book provides you with the know-how to use the sentence to sentence skills of CONSISTENT POSITIVE DIRECTION, called Verbal POSITIVE APPROACHTM. You will see how the choice of words that we speak can either keep us away from or move us closer to where we need to be.

The skills of Verbal POSITIVE APPROACH help us stay consistent in talking toward the goals, achievements, results, accomplishments or outcomes that we want/need for our lives and the lives of others.

Subsequent chapters show that the power in using these skills goes beyond adjusting words and sentences; it reaches to the depths of human interaction.

For example, Chapter 3, “Above the Clouds – The Positive Directions of Your Attitude”, coaches you on how to express any attitude in a positive direction, whatever your feelings. You learn how your abilities for respect, listening and learning have a powerful impact on taking your attitude above the clouds.

Chapter 6, “The Essentials for Interaction”, consists of approaches you can use to move things forward and get things done. You will see how CONSISTENT POSITIVE DIRECTION connects to research that shows your abilities to influence future successes.

Chapter 8, “Whole Brain Positive Direction”, examines how to use differences and similarities in relationships and learning, based on our brain tendencies and thinking styles.

The titles of chapters 9, “The Power of ME” and 10, “How to be Tough Using Positive Direction Stuff”, speak for themselves and delve into managing expectation, effort, and esteem (chapter 9) and exercising endurance, persistence, insistence and consistency (chapter 10) all in a positive direction.

Among the skills and approaches that are expressed in this book, some are called Power Options. They are approaches for many of the verbal and written encounters that we have in our lives. Many of them connect to what you already know.

With the infusion of CONSISTENT POSITIVE DIRECTION, they are connected to human experiences, stories and observations. Hence, you will encounter a number of approaches that are titled with acronyms or phrases such as ‘Inside RAPPP’, ‘TOLL Free Openness’, ‘TALKEASE’, ‘LEAPS and REAPS’, ‘The Silent Mentor’, ‘EPIC Toughness’ and more.

There are over 165 Power Options. Those that are included in this book expand your readiness for forward movement, resolving differences, finding solutions, building relationships, and making change work more easily, all in a positive direction.

You will be able to use what you learn immediately, and become equipped for taking charge of your positive direction, now and for a lifetime.

Click on the player below to listen to his interview on our radio show!

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About The Author

J. Bert Freeman is the author of Taking Charge of Your Positive Direction (Trafford 2006). His quest is to help everyone expand their capacity to make positive direction a consistent part of their lives. He primarily focuses on organizational unity, leadership consistency and workplace diversity, as well as personal and professional relationships.

In the mid 1980’s, J. Bert Freeman created skills called Verbal POSITIVE APPROACHTM. As a result, he founded T.A.L.K. Associates in 1987. Since then, his work evolved into CONSISTENT POSITIVE DIRECTIONTM, yet a higher dimension of Human Interaction.

He is joined by a team of facilitators and experts, with years of experience in providing expert assistance for organizational unity and equity and leadership consistency. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Masters Degree in Human Relations from Golden Gate University.

While at the U.S. Naval Academy, he was an NCAA 1st Team All-American in fencing and the first African American to be selected as NCAA Fencer of the Year. In 1970, he was the first African American and the first fencer to receive the Naval Academy’s award for athletic excellence, given to one graduate each year (the 1965 recipient was Roger Staubach). In 1972, J. Bert Freeman was a U.S. National Champion and a member of the U.S. Olympic Fencing Team in Munich.

For more information, visit his website – http://www.PositiveDirection.net.

What Are You Thankful For?

As I examine my life, my first thoughts are normally about what’s not working or what I don’t like about it. Most of the time, I’m looking at what I’m doing wrong or the mistakes that I have made along the way or second guessing my decisions and choices. Even though this is probably not the most empowering way to look at life, I still find myself visiting this dark and gloomy place. Do you know what I mean?

I know that I’m suppose to stay positive and empowered and stand in my vision. However, it seems so hard some time. Ya know?

Fortunately, I have an opportunity to look at what I’m thankful for…instead of what’s not working. I can spend my time acknowledging what is working…instead of what’s wrong. I now realize that I can powerfully accept past decisions and choices that I have made in my life, then use them to discover the lesson that life is teaching me.

So, on that note, I want to acknowledge what I am thank for…An Attitude of Gratitude!

Starting with my immediate family, I am thankful for my wife and daughter. They are a major source of inspiration for me. They give me strength and energy when I’m feeling low and a sense of pride when I’m at the top of my game. I love both of them very much and I’m really happy that they are a part of my life.

As I look at my expanded family, I am thankful for my brother, my sisters, my mother and father, my step father, my step mother, my mother-in-law and father-in-law, my sisters-in-law, my aunts, uncles, cousins and all of my nieces and nephews. I am also thankful for my late grandmothers and grandfathers.  Even though, sometimes we don’t always agree with each other, I believe in family and I really love my family.

The next group of people that I am thankful for are my friends, clients and business partners. Now, you may be wondering why I group all of these people together or maybe your not….maybe I just am…Well, at any rate, I believe in relationships and for me, the relationship is everything. So, while a lot of my friends are not my clients or business partners, most of my clients and business partners are becoming really good friends of mine. I am really thankful for having this kind of quality in my relationships with them.

I am thankful for my health, well-being and mind. I know that god has given my a gift and has blessed me to endure all of the tests, trials & challenges. I know that there is much, much more for me to contribute to humanity and I’m thankful for the creativity, insights, talents and opportunities that I have to make a difference to the world!

I am also thankful for you….(who me?)…yes you. For without you, I could not be me!

If you were not there, I wouldn’t have anyone to share my vision with, I would not have anyone to acknowledge what I’m thankful for, I would not be able to contribute and make a difference with you and I would not be able to learn what you have to contribute to the world and to me — so, thank you for being you and thank you for reading this article. I really appreciate it.

In addition, I am thankful for all for this wonderful technology that allows me to share my vision  and my life with you. As a matter of fact, it provides an opportunity for everyone to play a much bigger game in life.

What are you thankful for?

 I would love to hear from you!

Falling Awake….Discovering Your Essential Self

In today’s fast times, we are all very busy getting things done.  For most of us, it all starts in the morning somewhere between 5am – 9am. We get up, brush our teeth, shower, put on our clothes, eat breakfast, get the kids ready for school, clean up, take out the trash and a variety of other things — then we are off to work.

We work all day long – writing proposals, answering questions, talking with clients, vendors & partners, interacting with our bosses, employees, co-workers and peers, putting out fires, staring fires ( smile 🙂 ) and so on and so on and so on…then we return home to cook/eat, feed the kids, work on homework, more cleaning, talk with our special someone, try to relax a little and go to sleep.

The next day it starts all over again….

So, how do you create a life filled with joy and ease? How do you get to the point where you are excited and looking forward to each new day?

You first have to determine what you want. I mean, really, really want for yourself and your life. Most of us are on automatic pilot. Just living from day-to-day, week-to-week and year-to-year with a few new adventures in our lives. Most of us never really stop to ask ourselves what do we want?

Since, we don’t usually ask ourselves this question, I’m going to ask you now…What do you want? I know that you are probably saying to yourself, what do you mean, what do I want? I want a lot of things you may say.

Then I would say, like what? Like I want to live in a big house or travel the world or visit my family more often or grow my business. Then I would ask you, what would it be like to live in a big house or travel the world or visit your family more often or grow your business?

You would actually begin to explore the real possibility of having what you really want and start taking actions consistant with what you want. Now, I know that it seems to be much easier said than done. It may take some time and you may need some additional support from others that are committed to you having what you want.

On the radio show today, I interviewed Joyce Porter – a 72 year-young woman from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She begin sharing the whole process of “Falling Awake”. After a life time of counseling others, she woke up! She saids that she is more alive today than she ever was. During this process of examining what she really wanted, she discovered her essential purpose and was immediately propel into action.

I invite you to listen to the interview, I’m sure that it will make a difference for you. Simply click on the player below to start the playback.

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As a way of demonstrating the type of work that they do with people, she ask me to share with her what I wanted. So, I told here that I wanted to spend more time with my family – my wife and daughter, as well as, my parents, in-laws, nieces and newphews. In addition, I would like to travel world checking out the latest and greatess new technology and gadgets. Then somehow share it with others in a way that they can see new possibilities for themselves and their lives. The 3rd thing that I want is to lead or facilitate some type of workshop or seminar that transform people’s lives, communities and businesses.

As I began to listen to her repeat what I said, it started to become clearer to me how I could make it happen. I mean, how I could start making it happen now, instead of someday when I get it all together. Do you know what I mean – when I someday?

I started to see that someday could be today!

I also saw that I was already in the process of having what I want, just not at the level that I would really like.  I am now exploring a number of options to fund what I want for myself & my family. As a matter of fact, my wife and I are attending a workshop on creating multiple streams of income with real estate, stocks, tax liens and the internet. I’ll share more about that in another article.