Wednesday, 30 December 2009

My Austrian Christmas

Got back a day or two ago from a wonderful holiday in Kitzbuhel, Austria.

To spend Christmas in the snow is a dream come true and yet again I was lucky enough to witness snow falling over the holiday.

You may think winter is hard to bare and maybe you miss the summer but I think winter is so underrated!

Like everything snow can be hellish or heaven. Depends on your point of view. Summer too can be hellish or heaven depends what you make of it and how you feel.

Christmas is a feeling and it felt really good in the alps! I even went snowboarding in a white out on Christmas Day!

Here's a picture my son took. I think you'll agree that winter is truly beautiful.

Friday, 18 December 2009

Depression at Christmas...

I know that depression can be such a big problem at this time of year so I decided to look for an inspirational video to post here. I found two...

It is so important to use this holiday season, (for most of you are about to celebrate Christmas and others the New Year), to take time out to focus on what's truly important to you. Also it is a great time to relax and winter gives you the opportunity to do that (yes I know it's hot there in Australia and New Zealand but still you can relax on the beach!)

Here's a great video which puts Christmas into perspective. If you're sad at all I hope it helps to change your mood:

It is important to relax and if you have a holiday use it to do that at least in part. Take a look at this page and at the video I've just posted (the first one) and relax as you watch it:

Take care,
Karl Perera

Friday, 4 December 2009

Constant Motivation required...

You know this week I have realised again how easy it is to slip into old ways.

I have been working online and offering help to my visitors for years right?

I have been giving advice, tips and techniques about how important it is to believe in yourself. I have always known this to be true.

This week I have been continuing to work on a big project I have for my website and as with everything worth doing there are ups and downs. It is critical not to become negative when you experience one of those downs.

It is a hard, lonely road when you face your problems and challenges alone. I decided to get help and now have a mentor - someone to help me and motivate me to try new things and reach for success.

This week I started to rethink what I was doing and negativity got the better of me. Yes I pretended to myself that I was considering the worst case scenario but really I was just preparing myself to limit my success.

Do you believe in the law of attraction?

If you think you can do something you will. If you think you cannot then you will not. You attract the things in your life according to your thinking.

I do believe this.

So why did I start to think negatively? This won't work. My results will not be that good. This is a problem, that is a problem. Shame about this and pity about that...

I needed to get positive and my friend told me exactly what I needed to hear...

"Karl you have GOT to be more positive..."

"Get your head in the game and stop all the negativity ... think BIG and you will make BIG ... put a ceiling on yourself and you will fail rapidly!"

How true. You see, we all go backwards sometimes but I'm here to tell you today that you need to stop yourself at those times and decide to move forward again.

Self improvement is the most worthwhile thing yet it requires self motivation and constant work. When you get down, don't stay there - do something to help yourself...

We'll talk about what you can do to help yourself next time but for today one peice of advice:

Get the help of a friend or if you have a major project in mind get the help of a professional. When someone is supporting what you're doing and there to help you when you fall or stumble it can make it so much easier.

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