Resolute Ideas Part Two

I’m life coach and star tsar Peter Winslow. Here are 20 more things for you to consider thoughtfully in the year 2017 to take charge of what moves and motivates you in life:

20 MORE THINGS TO CONSIDER IN 2017

  1. Laugh more often. Realize that this is how gratitude really feels.
  2. Refuse to argue. Instead, agree to disagree.
  3. Communicate with your family more often.
  4. Give something positive to someone each day.
  5. Forgive everyone for everything, including yourself.
  6. Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
  7. Make other people smile every day.
  8. Remember that what they think of you is none of your business.
  9. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick, your friends will. Stay in touch.
  10. Walk your talk.
  11. Move everything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful out of your space.
  12. Know that everything that needs to heal, can be healed.
  13. Realize that everything changes.
  14. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  15. Believe that the best is yet to come.
  16. Start everyday feeling grateful.
  17. See the world with childlike wonder again.
  18. Accept what is. Modify your inner perception of it.
  19. Know that happiness is a personal choice.
  20. Choose wisely.

I trust this completed list of 40 Thing To Consider in 2017 has given you much to think about, and perhaps even more to take action on. Tally ho

–Peter Winslow

Resolute Ideas

I’m life coach and star maker Peter Winslow. We’re well into the year 2017 now, and it’s an ideal time to take stock of what moves and motivates us. In the spirit of transition, I thought I’d send this along to you:

20 THINGS TO CONSIDER IN 2017

  1. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a dieter.
  2. Drink more water
  3. Eat more plants and foods that grow on trees, less food that is processed and manufactured.
  4. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm and Enjoyment.
  5. Make time to meditate and pray regularly.
  6. Play more games.
  7. Read more than you did in 2016.
  8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
  9. Sleep at least 7 hours each night.
  10. Take a brisk walk daily and smile while you walk.
  11. Cease comparing yourself to others. You have no idea what their life is really like.
  12. Let go of negative thoughts about things you cannot control.
  13. Invest more energy into being present in the moment.
  14. Don’t take yourself too seriously, because no one else does.
  15. Don’t waste your energy on paying attention to what others say and do.
  16. Dream while you are awake.
  17. Stop reminding others of their mistakes.
  18. Make peace with your past.
  19. Realize that your challenges are important teachers.
  20. Life challenges come and go, but the lessons can last a lifetime.

Be sure to stay tuned for 20 More Things to Consider in 2017 coming soon to a device near you.

–Peter Winslow

A Timeless Nugget of Wisdom

Hello, I am life coach and counselor Peter Winslow. In my capacity as a teacher of personal empowerment I am often reminded of a famous man who famously said:

“To he who has everything, even more shall be given; and to he who has nothing, even that which he has shall be taken away.”

This enlightened speaker taught that people who focus on the abundance of their surroundings are by this simple act calling into their lives even more abundance—and the same holds true in reverse: those who consistently focus on what they lack shall find themselves lacking. The speaker quoted here is known to us as Jesus of Nazareth, and now is as good a time as any to contemplate and reflect on this cryptic example of his teachings on abundance and joy.

In my online life coaching group we recently had a lively discussion that suggested a fresh perspective on this timeless nugget of ancient wisdom. By acknowledging the subconscious creative mind which consistently provides an outpouring of ideas, we recognize that from our ideas come our words, and from our words come actions. This sequence begins the process by which we produce and enjoy our lives.

As human beings we constantly manufacture what happens next, and the thoughts we focus on give rise to that which we experience. How critical it is to be impeccable with our thoughts, words and deeds, and to maintain these things in alignment with our highest aspirations.

– Peter Winslow

Truth Be Told

Hello, I’m life coach Peter Winslow. Recently a client of mine asked me if I believe there are people who never lie. Immediately I recognized her question as the basis for an ancient and ongoing philosophical debate in the discipline of Epistemology.

Are there people who never lie? Depends on what your definition of “lying” is.

One of my first and foremost teachers of self-empowerment, a man named Marshall Silver, once told me that in fact, everyone lies. Whether it’s a little “white lie” used to spare someone’s feelings, he said, or a giant-sized whopper intended to manipulate the masses—everyone has stretched the truth to some degree in one way or another.

More than that, when we promise more than we can deliver, hide from the consequences of our actions or even doubt ourselves and our abilities, does it constitute a breach in honesty?

In his seminal book titled The Four Agreements, author Don Miguel Ruiz admonishes us to “Be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity; say only what you mean. Avoid using your word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.”

It can be very challenging to maintain this level of integrity, especially when you realize your honesty doesn’t always endear you to others. There will always be those who fear the truth, and think nothing of holding it against you.

When you endeavor to be impeccable with your word, you impact the people around you in a myriad of ways known and unknown to them. As a life coach I have consistently seen that honesty, openness and sincerity form the basis of all stable relationships, and your word is your most precious and powerful possession. It continues to create outcomes long after you’ve left the conversation.

When we cultivate honesty, we find our experiences in alignment with our deepest aspirations and intentions. People seek our friendship and connection, often willing to collaborate with us on projects of great importance. They instinctively sense that through the example of our integrity, their hopes and dreams can and will be realized.

–Peter Winslow