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2 Reasons Why I NEVER Refer to Myself as a “Multi-Tasker”

FIRST and Foremost — THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS MULTI-TASKING! So while it may ‘look’ or absolutely ‘FEEL’ like you are multi-tasking, it is DANGEROUS to call yourself that!

Human beings are incapable of thinking more than ONE conscious thought at a time! Saying to others and yourself that you are multi-tasking, repeatedly and over time, has you believe it.

Multi-Tasking is IMPOSSIBLE!

1. Moving from task to task (and calling it multi-tasking) does not occur simultaneously and over time YOU LOSE FOCUSin all areas of your life, not just work!

2. You WASTE YOUR OWN TIME! The time it takes to move from task to task is wasted. Then couple that with #1, your diminishing lack of focus .. and even more time is lost!

Take it from me, once self dubbed as the Queen of Multi-tasking! I had to take on a consistent practice to RESTORE my own ability to FOCUS!

Do ONE thing at a time. DO it well. Change tasks at a scheduled time, rather than at will.

Even your computer knows better! It may look like he/she is doing more than one thing at a time … it’s just going REAL FAST!

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©Leslie Flowers April 2012, exponential personal growth expert, helps mature women re-engineer their lives following a whole life shock. You may read her archived voluminous personal growth teachings — Drops of Awareness — at PathsofChange.com, which house each step on her own path of change over the past 10 years. You can see Leslie presenting April 27 and 28 at the Southern Womens Show at the State Fairgrounds. Topic: Believe~2~Succeed.
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6 Beliefs that Limit Your Success

What do you believe about your own abilities? Do you even know? Most of us believe in a higher being — God, Spirit, Universe.
And most believe we have a speck of God within each of us. So do you believe you can do anything? 

  • You want to be a ballet dancer. You are not. Why?
  • You want a bigger and better lifestyle. You don’t have it. Why?
  • You want a fund for college for your children. You don’t have it. Why?
  • You want to buy a home for your parents. You’ve not done that. Why?
  • You want a home at the beach for your extended family to share. You don’t have it. Why?
ABUNDANCE is our birthright! No where is it written that poverty is good and abundance is bad!
Do you think …
  1. it will happen someday, one day, with luck?
  2. it can’t happen for you — it’s for other people?
  3. you’ve studied and tried to no avail, so it’s pointless?
  4. your track record is average, so why bother trying to be above average?
  5. praying alone will bring you what you want?
  6. wanting things for yourself is selfish?

Beliefs about our abilities take decades to form. And until you are 6 years old or so (the age of reason) when you actually develop conscious awareness, the beliefs of how the world works you hold all your life come from those you love. Why they aren’t even yours to begin with!

Generation to generation we build beliefs that look like this:

  • I’m not smart enough
  • I’m all alone
  • I’m a failure
  • No one loves me
  • Being ‘fat’ is bad
  • I’m not meant to thrive

Now here’s the most important thing about all of this.

The things you want are contingent on your belief in your ability to achieve them!

And if you don’t believe you can, you will not .. not ever. We never outperform what we believe we can do.

There is hope however. Human beings have the gift of conscious awareness. The more aware we are, the more we realize we actually can have the things we want. That takes a bit of effort on your part. It starts with being honest with yourself and realizing that all your troubles come from within you and have nothing to do with outside conditions and circumstances.

We have no control over outside conditions and circumstances. Yet we let outside coditions, people and circumstances shape our beliefs about ourselves!

The ONLY thing over which we have control … is what we think. And it is our thoughts (positive or negative) that form our beliefs. Watch what you are thinking … starting today!

Thoughts (+ or -) => Feelings  (+ or -)  => Actions (feeling good or not good) = Material Results

The Acorn and The Oak

The acorn, a seed, lies on the ground, dying. If you harnessed the most powerful microscope along with slicing and dicing the acorn, NO WHERE WOULD YOU FIND AN OAK TREE!

Once planted and fed, the acorn draws to it or attracts everything andanything to make it grow. At what point does it become an Oak Tree? Is it with the first root, when it breaks ground, or when it reaches a certain height? I don’t know, but what I do knowis that from that acorn comes an oak tree.

And so too does our DNA contain our unique Purpose in life. The feeding of human beings is via learningand with that, we draw everything and anything we need to have us grow into our own unique and FULL potential.

Consider ….

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.” James Allen

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©Leslie Flowers April 2012, exponential personal growth expert, helps mature women re-engineer their lives  following a whole life shock. You may read her archived voluminous personal growth teachings — Drops of Awareness — at PathsofChange.com, which house each step on her own path of change over the past 10 years. You can see Leslie presenting April 27 and 28 at the Southern Womens Show at the State Fairgrounds. Topic: Believe~2~Succeed.

3 Ways Ego Upstages Purpose

No matter how smart you or I think we are, no one can think two thoughts at the same time! It may ‘look’ like we do, and absolutely on some days I sure ‘feel’ like I’m doing ten things in the same instant, it just is not so.

This is important because the ONLY thing over which human beings have control over … is WHAT WE THINK! 

So if we can catch our ‘ego’ at work by recognizing it’s personality, we can kiss it off to make room for a thought that we love … our purpose, or search for it.

To make that choice you must know some things about ego and purpose. They are somewhat like the proverbial devil and angel.

The ego is a collection of beliefs (paradigms or habitual thoughts) about ourselves and our abilities that show up particularly when we attempt to think or do something new … something that would take us out of our comfort zone.

Comfort zone is where we are very clear about everything.
that’s why it’s comfortable!

We each have ultimately the same purpose — to serve others. Our unique purpose and vehicle for service, lies within in our DNA.

Ego is managed by our subconscious mind, where Purpose is managed by universal energy or the God-like part of us and our connection thereto.

You know your Ego is in the way of your Purpose this way:

  1. You have a new idea and you ‘hear’ yourself thinking: “I can’t do this, I’ve tried before and failed, I’m not smart enough,” etc. THE EGO IS A LIAR! IT IS OUR ENEMY! WE CAN BE, DO OR HAVE ANYTHING WE WANT!
  2. You share your ideas with others who ‘agree’ with your Ego and you find yourself ‘dropping’ the idea. THE EGO WON AGAIN AND YOU GAVE UP CONTROL OF THE ONLY THING OVER WHICH YOU HAD CONTROL!
  3. You sign up for a class and the night before, you find yourself coming up with a dozen reasons NOT to take the class. EGO MANAGES OUR THOUGHTS MORE THAN WE DO! And you find yourself questioning your own choices.

Take heart. We all have Egos and we all have Purpose. The difference between those who are wealthy, happy AND healthy, the 3%, is that these folks have learned and honed the skills to SHUT DOWN the Ego’s voice so as to allow in the whisper of Purpose.

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©Leslie Flowers April 2012, personal growth expert, helps mature women re-engineer their lives  following a whole life shock. You may read her archived voluminous personal growth teachings — Drops of Awareness — at PathsofChange.com, which house each step on her own path of change over the past 10 years. You can see Leslie presenting April 27 and 28 at the Southern Womens Show at the State Fairgrounds. Topic: Believe~2~Succeed.

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