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The Top 50 Personal Development Blogs of 2012

Thanks to everyone who either nominated Ready to Bloom or voted  for this blog for The Top 50 Personal Development Blogs of 2012. Ready to Bloom made it as Number 33! Thanks for your support.

And do check out the full list (link above) to see 49 other great personal development blogs. I was already familiar with some of the ones that made the list, and others are completely new to me.

Thanks again for your help with spreading the word on Ready to Bloom!

I was also reminded of the importance of consistent branding across my online platform, something I’m constantly reminding people about. I use the same bio photo on all sites EXCEPT LinkedIn…and of course that was where he went for my bio photo (I’ve changed that now…I learn from my mistakes!). So this was also a learning experience!

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Where am I going? Setting goals

I know you’ve had a lot to look at every day: vision board, affirmations, and your list of how you would live your life differently. What changes have you noticed in your life in the past few days or weeks? Be sure to make note of everything that has changed, as becoming aware of differences can help us pave the road for more changes.

Now it’s time to plan concrete actions to help you achieve the life of your dreams. Sound like a daunting task? It’s easy, when you break it down into steps. This is what we’ve spent weeks and months on: answering the Three Happiness Questions so that we can get clear on who we are, where we are in life, and start planning where we want to be headed for the future.

Ready? I’m seriously excited as I write this. I hope you are, too. Continue Reading →

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Where am I going? Thinking differently

I trust that you’ve been looking at both your vision board and your affirmations several times a day. What have you learned? How do you feel about your board? How do you feel when reading your affirmations? Has anything changed for you?

Today we’re going to look at how you might live your life differently if you were already all of the things you’ve been repeating as your affirmations. If you already were confident, if you already were flexible, if you already had what you needed to make your vision board come true…how would you live your life differently?

This is all about changing our ways of thinking and imagining a new way of living, using the vision board and the affirmations as a springboard for making our dreams become reality.

Get ready to start thinking differently so you can create the life of your dreams: Continue Reading →

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Where am I going? Affirmations

So you’ve been living with your vision board for a week now. Perhaps more or less, if you’re not completing these exercises exactly as they’ve been posted here.

Take a few minutes to reflect on your vision board and your relationship with it. What have you learned about your board since then? Does it feel familiar to you? Do you feel comfortable looking at it? Does it make more sense now than it did when you created it?

Today we’re going to work on creating affirmations based on our board. We’re going to look at the things that we would need to believe in order to be, do, or have the things represented on our vision board.

Let’s get started: Continue Reading →

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Where am I going? Vision board

Perhaps you consider yourself to be a creative, artistic kind of person. Or maybe not. Either way, you’ll find it easy to create a vision board that expresses your dreams for your future. You may have already heard of a vision board: it’s a collage of images that represent your dreams for your life, such as the things that you want to be, do, and have. It can include inspiring words or phrases.

Maybe you’ve even done a vision board before. Did you find it to be a useful process? How successful was your board? When was the last time you looked at it? Get it out now, if you still have it at home, and take a look. How have these elements become a part of your life?

Or perhaps they haven’t. Many people create a vision board and then toss it to the back of their closet. That won’t work.

Top tips for a successful vision board:

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