Reasons or Results – What Do You Have More Of?

I always find it intriguing having conversations with people. Being in Network Marketing, I’ve spoken to quite literally thousands of people over the years which I feel brings considerable perspective on why people respond the way in which they do. This has nothing at all to do with judgement in any way, shape or form. After a while you are just able to identify certain patterns with people and are able to understand why people do and say what they do. I always find it fascinating – just observing people. I never tire of it. What I have discovered is that people do – in general – fall into two camps – those who have reasons and those who have results. Some may call the ones with results the 2%ers and the ones who have reasons the 98%ers. Whatever way you wish to define it, I wanted to investigate this further and in so doing, help those reading this article to recognize where they sit and how they are able to perhaps start to transform the way they think to transform their outcomes.

Quite recently, a new client started with me. Let’s just call this lady Jo to protect he identity. I found her astonishing. Every single thing we discussed turned into a bunch of reasons (or excuses if you will) as to why things weren’t working out, or why she couldn’t do this or that and why she wasn’t completing tasks. And on and on it went. Even to the point of actually doing a call with her – she couldn’t get her phones or Skype to work. Once again, I do not work from a place of judgement (to me, that is not my job), but I’ve become more and more perplexed as to what brought this lady to this point. What made her pretty much give up on everything? What made everything so hard?

Now I’m not a Psychologist or Psychiatrist or any type of mental health specialist in any way, shape or form. I am a Certified Life Coach, Advanced Law of Attraction Practitioner and Network Marketer with over 23 years of experience. I have kind of learned about why people operate from the positions they operate from purely from talking to loads and loads of people over the years. So what is the common denominator? It would be reckless of me to say there is one, however there are few things that I have discovered along the way. Here’s my top 5 of what they are.

1. Overwhelm. Some of us can experience such a lifetime of chaos, trauma, even abuse that we just get to a point of almost breakdown.

2. Comfort. We’ve seen it with our parents’ so we believe that just being comfortable is the goal in life.

3. Lack of motivation. Sometimes we can grow up in an environment where opportunities are limited as is access to the outside world so we can be cut off from investigating what there is out there.

4. Belief. This is a big one. We believe that everyone else gets the breaks, we believe you have to rip people off in order to make a lot of money, we believe that everyone is out to get us. These are just examples of what I have heard over the years, but there are many.

5. Present circumstances. Sometimes we can be so far in debt or have a serious illness or be trapped even in a situation of abuse that we feel it is impossible to get out of.

You may see yourself in some of these and if so, I’m so excited for you. Awareness if always half the battle I believe. The most important thing to know, however, is that reasons or results – it’s all a choice. Everything is a choice. We can choose to feel overwhelmed, we can choose to stay comfortable, we can choose to not be motivated by anything, we get to choose our beliefs and we do even get to choose our present circumstances. Believe it or not, it’s true. Now you can take two kids who were raised by drug addicted parents – one kid goes on to run a multi-million dollar company, the other ends up in jail. So what’s different? It’s their personal growth dictating their ability to choose.

What are you choosing today? Reasons or results. It’s all up to you.

Fiona is the CEO and Founder of “The Networking Formula” and is regarded as one of Australia’s leading MLM/Network Marketing business transformation and training experts. She is a seasoned Networker with over 24 years’ of experience with several companies and is passionate about the industry. Fiona combines a unique mix of Life Coaching processes and Law of Attraction philosophies in empowering other Networkers to transform not only themselves and their businesses, but those of their teams and communities.
When not coaching clients, blogging or writing, Fiona can be found on her 50 acre property swimming, entertaining, playing tennis or motor racing.

Reasons or Results? Choose

In this article, i am going to talk about the common pitfall that stop people from achieving the kind of results in their lives.

It is the start of a new year. Have you set your new year resolutions? or have you gotten to the point where you are so jaded that you have not been fulfilling them until you have gave up on setting new year resolutions?

So, why is it that some people achieve extraordinary results while some people seemed to be stuck in a rut and not going anywhere?

Consider that you have been giving yourself a reason for not achieving the results that you are committed to. Common reasons that people have are: i am not good enough, there is not enough time, your colleagues are holding you back, etc…

I am sure those are very good reasons that you have. I mean really good reasons indeed. But then, do your boss buy those reasons? Do the people in your life buy those reasons? They might do so at the start, but after a while they tend to think of them as excuses that you cooked up to put yourself off the hook.

I sincerely believe that you do not mean them as excuses, but look at these actions that you have been doing over and over again… do they give you the results that you want? So how can we achieve breakthroughs?

Look at the successful people around you. Are they also encountering the same problems as you in life? Do they face the common reasons that are listed above? What is the determining factor that make them successful?

Consider that they are being unreasonable.. Yes, unreasonable!

They are unreasonable as they do not give reasons to justify why they are not achieving the results that they are committed to. They go beyond the reasons and are 100% committed to achieving the results that they want. They take 100% responsibility for the results of the actions that they have taken and do not give reasons to get themselves off the hook.

Consider Mahatma Gandhi. Does he has the political influence and wealth to liberate India initially? Are there more than enough reasons for him to give up on his dream of achieving independence for India? Does he allow those reasons to hold him back from achieving his dreams?

It is normal to have a fear of failure. That is why many people give reasons for why they are not successful. However, these reasons will not get you to where you want to be in life!

Be committed to eliminating whatever reasons that have been holding you back from achieving the results that you are committed to and achieve extraordinary results! Successful people allow no reasons to hold them back and are totally unreasonable!

Mike is currently a full time teacher teaching Chemistry and Physics in High School. He is an avid reader of self improvement books, especially in the area of financial management.

Medical Reasons That Result in Memory Loss

A common joke that many people have when they start having a difficult time remembering simple things is that they’re suffering from “old-timers,” a play on the devastating disease Alzheimer’s. The truth, however, is that many people who have a difficult time remembering things are not having a hard time because they are aging, but instead may be suffering from a medical condition that causes memory problems.

Medical Conditions

There are a number of medical conditions that can cause memory issues to occur. It is often hard to distinguish if a memory issue is due to a medical condition, however, due to the fact that there are often very few other symptoms that go along with these medical issues. If you find that you are experiencing more problems in remembering things than you used to, speak with your physician to determine if you should be searching for ways to increase memory or to see if you should be placed on medication for some sort of condition.

Emotional Issues

Your brain is responsible for running everything in your body, which is why it occasionally gets gummed up with too much stuff. If you are dealing with a great deal of emotional stress, such as when a person goes into depression, your brain may be focusing more on the emotional issue and less on being able to remember things, making it more difficult to recall memories. If you find that you have been feeling sad and lonely or very worried about the situation you are in, your brain has not been able to focus on your memory.

If you are searching for how to increase memory when you are dealing with an emotional issue, it is vital that you get the emotional condition taken care of first. The brain will not be able to adequately focus on committing things to memory unless you take care of the underlying problem. There are many ways you can accomplish this, from taking medication to undergoing therapeutic sessions with a licensed professional.

Biological Problems

Having enough fluids in your body is extremely important to keep your body functioning at its best, including keep your memory in top shape. Dehydration can have a negative impact on your brain function and ability to remember. Many people don’t even know that they’re dehydrated until they start to feel faint. If you find that you are thirsty, you are already slightly dehydrated. Dehydration can take many forms, and most people discover, after rehydrating themselves sufficiently, that they are able to remember things much easier. Make sure you drink a significant amount of water each day, preferably eight servings, so that your memory and brain can have a chance to work properly.

Serious Conditions

There are some serious medical conditions that can cause a loss of memory to occur, including Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s begins slowly. The first symptoms may be nothing more than just having a difficult time remembering a list. The illness, however, eventually progresses, which is why it is important that you speak with your physician any time you find that you are having memory issues.

Loss of memory can occur from a number of different biological sources, so make sure you visit a physician when you first start noticing that your memory is becoming a problem.