4 Commitment Levels that Effect your Quality of Life

by John Robson on August 17, 2014

“Give life meaning through your commitments.” — Paul Reinert

How committed are you to what you do in your life?

Strong commitment reflects a path with heart. A path with heart fills us up with meaning, purpose and often joy. We truly live life when we care deeply and engage fully.

How engaged are you with the activities that fill your days? Consider these questions:

  1. How much do you do without commitment, where you are indifferent, easy going, just playing along or going through the motions?
  2. How much do you do for others through habit (possibly no commitment)? Through obligation (half-hearted commitment)? With devotion (full commitment)?
  3. Are there times where you are committed against something and use protest, revenge or manipulation to bring change?- instead of for something
  4. Where are you experiencing being fully committed to one or more activities so that with dedication and passion, you do whatever it takes to achieve your aims?

We can learn much about ourselves when we assess the depth of our commitment. As an example, identify something that is important to you. On a scale of 1 (low) – 10 (high), how would you rate your commitment level? If you are not 100% committed, you have energy leaks. They may show up in procrastination, indecision and lack of responsibility — all different forms of self sabotage. Perhaps you doubt the value of what you’re doing or your ability to handle the situation.

If you recognize that you are not fully committed to a venture, take time to explore your deeper thoughts and feelings. If you’re going to invest your time and energy in something, you want to ensure you are doing it in the best way at the best time for the best reasons. And if you find you can’t engage whole-heartedly in a project, it might be best to let it go. It’s all a way of making your life count.

“You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers.” — Les Brown

For a deeper understanding of commitment, here are a few of our 250 resource pages.
Commitment Quotes and Tips – How committed are you to commitment?
Commitment Smart Questions – Find and plug the holes in your commitment.

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Plug the holes in your personal foundation

by John Robson on July 14, 2014

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I recently experienced first hand how the little bad habits, limiting self talk, prolonged procrastination, ignored intuition and semi-conscious justifiers can all add up to crumble the foundation, integrity and authenticity your life is based upon.

It seems so minor – like throwing a handful of sand off the beach a few times each day. And after a few years your beach is empty and you wander why. Or on a more personal note – It is like having the sensation to go to the bathroom and we ignore it and then put up with it to the point we must do something NOW or suffer the consequences.

Here is my experience.

I recently sealed the leaks in our Higher Awareness business. And it feels so empowering as we re-create an unbreakable foundation for future expansion. Here is what we did in the last few weeks:

  • Made our site responsive to smart phones, tablets, laptops and desktops for optimal viewing.
  • Added captchas and a double optin process to our popular pages so we only work with valid email addresses and do not get blacklisted.
  • Deleted old links and updated web pages as Google keeps changing the rules every month.
  • Enhanced our interaction on social media, – Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in, Google +.
  • Had our email lists professionally cleaned of bad email addresses.

And now we are adding multiple, new, high value products for visitors to sample.

And stay tuned over the next few months as we will be offering a new flag ship, intuition development and manifesting program called INTUIT and DO IT – a Life Planning System.

This program is also about building a solid foundation. Most of us are on a path of meaning, purpose, spiritual understanding, clarity, health, joy, peace, service and fulfillment.

And I see too often we seek these higher attributes from a hole-filled foundation. A foundation crumbling from old limiting beliefs, unclear goals, chaos, guilt, resentment, victimhood…

So our program starts by creating a solid platform of integrity, authenticity and powerful skills for continued growth.

To stay in touch and to receive more information and our best pricing, click the link below and receive our popular, insightful daily messages in the Inner Journey.

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66 ways to re-energize and re-focus yourself

by John Robson on July 10, 2014

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How often do you feel being down, overwhelmed, lost, angry, fearful, low in energy… and the list goes on. And if you have not felt any of these emotions in the last few weeks, please let us know your secret.

How did your downer time affect your health, self talk, productivity and overall attitude? For some people it is downright disabling.

Sometimes we expect every single day to be clear, productive, inspiring, energetic, loving, creative, guided, etc. And I wish it was true.

But there are natural cycles of balance, giving and receiving, ebb and flow, beginnings and endings, of expressing and rejuvenating.

Daily, that is why we have evenings to relax. Weekly, that is why we have weekends. And even every 20 to 90 minutes we have a need to change physiology and patterns.

So next time you feel down or overwhelmed, know that it may be part of a natural cycle.
So what do you do to rejuvenate, re-motivate, re-focus and re-fuel yourself?

Here is a list of 66 ways to rejuvenate yourself.

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100 goal setting triggers

by John Robson on July 1, 2014

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It has been proven, time and time again, that people who set goals achieve more success while those who don’t, generally achieve less success.

Goal setting helps us get clear about what we want, set priorities and create a plan. Consistently focusing on and working with your goals enables you to attain more results.

More importantly, the process of identifying what you want in life helps you learn more about who you are. And to the degree you know yourself, you will manifest your dreams. When we set and pursue our own goals, we take control of our lives. As we plot targets and move towards them, we bring purpose and focus into our days. Our actions take on more meaning. Decisions are easier to make. Our self-esteem, happiness and fulfillment grow as we clearly see ourselves moving step by step forward in life.

Goal setting supports us to think bigger and not under-order from life’s smorgasbord of opportunities. It offers us a better sense of balance, purpose, healing, true expression, ideal life and lifestyle, motivation, fun, peace of mind, learning, passion, meaning, service…

Just the process of writing goals down, making relative distinctions of importance between goals, creating intentions and reviewing or tacking goals are some of the key actions that make goals work.

Do you have goals for your family, friends, health, spirituality, career, creativity, learning, self development, finances, home, health, sports, etc.?

So you can have a balance of great goals that fit your passion and purpose, we have created for you a list of triggers for creating great goals. Start creating your ‘bucket list’. What goals fit your style and authenticity?

It is never to late to create the life you were meant to lead. Download your goals trigger list and start reinventing your self today.

“Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.” — Marianne Williamson

“Nurture great thoughts, for you will never go higher than your thoughts.” Benjamin Disraeli

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summer solstice

“The summer solstice is a time for strength and vitality, for action and movement.” — Carole Carlton

‘Solstice’ means ‘the sun stands still.’ In the northern hemisphere we are approaching the summer solstice – the longest day of the year. The north pole basks in its 24 hours of sunshine. To our readers in the southern hemisphere, who are now wrapped in the darkness of the winter solstice, please forgive the northern focus. Information on cycles applies equally to us all, just at different times.

The equinoxes and solstices bring in the 4 seasons. These key times connect us with the strong natural cycles of the earth moving around the sun. 3 months ago we celebrated the spring equinox as it ushers in a time of awakening and recommitting to life as spring brings in energy and warmth. It is a celebration of being resurrected from the dead of winter and born again.

Summer blesses us with light, expansion, fulfillment, holidays, growth and creativity. To honour summer’s approach, you might greet the early morning with yoga sun salutations and celebrate the bright evenings by dancing around a bonfire.

In numerology, the calendar year moves through 9 cycles. We are in the 5th cycle that corresponds to a similar energy of freedom, adventure, flexibility and travel. You may experience this energy as a restless explorer, a committed inventor or an intuitive investigator. If the summer energy is not fully integrated or understood, you may be scattered, moody, impulsive, skeptical, addicted, eccentric or caught in extremes.

From a higher perspective, this is the re-birth energy expressed through life-altering energies of transformation, liberation, new levels of consciousness and freedom. It is a time to identify with your highest nature. A time for regeneration and adaptability. To let go of stuck attitudes and seek inner and outer freedom. To open the heart, be spontaneous and creative, and live as a free spirit in action.

Take full advantage of the energies of the season by allowing time for stillness, solitude, reflection, appreciation, and – most of all – fun.

Below are some questions to support you in benefiting most from this season:

  • Where are you restless or sensing new opportunities?
  • How can you experience more freedom and adventure?
  • How can you make time for a break or travel or celebration – to experience space and to refocus?
  • In what ways can you do different things and do things differently?
  • How might you live life more soulfully?
  • What top qualities do you wish to experience and how can you bring them forward?

Enjoy this festive summer season!

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” — Sam Keen


“The things we did last summer, I’ll remember all winter long.” — Sammy Cahn

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7 D’s of Overcoming Procrastination

by John Robson on June 12, 2014

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“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” — Karen Lamb

I recall last fall mentioning an extensive program I was working on. Well it sat in my procrastination file for a long while. It stirred up some guilt, accountability and integrity issues that I also repressed and procrastinated.

Sometimes I experience small procrastinations that grow as deadlines near. Or big decisions that trigger fears. Or the things that drain away my energy, motivation and worthiness.

So a short while ago I got real serious and examined my process for overcoming procrastination. It is an expansion of a common “4 D’s of overcoming procrastination” process. – Do it, Dump it, Delegate it or Delay it (into the future).

I get much more meaning, learning and growth from this 7 step process below – the 7 D’s of Overcoming Procrastination.

Try it as you bring to mind something you have been procrastinating for weeks or months and apply the 7 D’s.

  1. Dream it or Divine it – Expand it. Use your imagination. Give it meaning. Hook it into your life purpose. Meditate on it. Apply your intuition to it. Expanding or divining your task can add more energy and motivation to it as it makes more sense fitting into a bigger picture.
  2. De-Devil it – Procrastination most often comes from unclear goals, not being aligned with your life purpose, lack of information and/or skills, general disorganization, fears of moving into new territory or a fear of failure or success or a fear of making mistakes, feeling overwhelmed, experiencing a lack of time due to over-commitments, poor timing. It can also be an intuitive caution or early warning signal, or a breakthrough doorway that leads to a new opportunity.
  3. Delegate it – Give it to one of your staff, or friends or a virtual assistant.
  4. Date it – Delay it into the future. Put it onto your calendar or planning system.
  5. Dabble in it – This is my favourite. I do this for my writing projects – I pick 4 writing topics and set a timer and write for ONLY 5 minutes on each topic. Then I pick the 2 that I now know I am interested in completing and I write about them for 10 more minutes each. And then I pick one and finish it. Now I have 3 other tasks with a good start during my next writing session. By immersing myself in different tasks I KNOW which one feels right to start with and being IN THE TASKS the energy shifts and ideas flow.
  6. Do it – Just do it. Right now. Without any hesitancy.
  7. Dump it – If none of the above strategies worked, throw it out. Get it off your list.

So regarding my program procrastination, I dreamed it and divined it and gave it more depth, meaning and ingenuity. I am full of excitement now and the program is rolling along. Stay tuned over the next few weeks and see what I have come up with.

“Maybe I’m lucky to be going so slowly, because I may be going in the wrong direction.” — Ashleigh Brilliant

“Someday is not a day of the week.” — Janet Dailey

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shutterstock_121176439If you are even thinking about your life purpose, helping others, service, contribution, your destiny, ‘why am I here?’ etc. then celebrate. You are on the verge of a most significant consciousness shift out of self centeredness to being other conscious and making a difference in the lives of others.

This is a profound time in your life to participate with many others in giving back. I love the metaphor of climbing the ladder. As you climb up a ladder wrung, you reach down and help those under you up a wrung, so you can go to the next step with those you seek to aid.

For you this timing may be a shift from a J.O.B. to your own business, ‘being told what to do’ to being your own boss or from limited reactive thinking to blue sky empowering concepts.

If you have the slightest urge or calling that there is more to your life, then definitely fan the spark so a blazing new light can lead you to a much more fulfilling life of giving back to others.

Some great workable strategies that may interest you are – teach what you most need to learn. Share your secrets or wisdom you have collected over the years. Find your niche of writing, arts, teaching coaching, mediating, leading, collaborating, designing, researching, synthesizing and use it. Share your latest ideas or inventions or processes. You are only limited by your own ideas.

A common aspiration is to find your purpose which leads to helping others find and live their purpose. If this is the case for you, explore this turnkey life purpose workshop that you can facilitate. Higher Awareness offers online facilitation workshop design, delivery, marketing and business training and support.

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The Creativity Process

by John Robson on April 28, 2014

The Creativity Process

Over the last 2 weeks we discussed creative ways and reasons for delivering creativity workshops and then we identified the key to creativity. Today lets look at the larger creative process.

  1. The first creativity step is a pre-process step – to get your mindset ready and to create a foundation for generating ideas. First have a clear intention or a clear question. Relax and elevate your consciousness and create an openness to tap into big, meaningful ideas. This is like cultivating the soil and preparing for the seeding
  2. This and the next 2 steps are the 3 step creative process. Edward De Bono calls the next step ‘Provocation’. To provoke, excite or provide input to start the creativity process. To create many inner connections. To use structured, metaphoric, lateral, strategic, intuitive and even random thoughts to start the process. I call it seeding.
  3. Once you seed and provoke ideas, they create an inner tension in your mind and subconscious. An integration and incubation process starts as more inner mental connections and ideas begin to form and start to make sense. This is the germination phase and it has its own incubation time. The bigger the ideas the longer they take to incubate.

  4. Next you start to receive insights as answers illuminate you. You may feel energized as new ideas are sprouting. Make sure you write them all down for the next step.

  5. The last step is a post-process. Once you have lots of insights, you can analyze and assimilate them to bring forth a resolution and completion of the process. It is harvest time.

Using this structure you can co-create great ideas. Hopefully ideas that make a difference in your life and in the world. And hopefully that was one of your intentions to start.

Higher Awareness offers online facilitation workshop design, delivery, marketing and business training and support.

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The key to creativity

by John Robson on April 20, 2014

The key to creativity

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” — Albert Einstein

Have you ever tired to brainstorm with yourself for a bunch of great, exciting, high potential ideas and oops! – not much comes. That may be because you do not understand the creative process and the key to creativity. And when you do it will at least triple your creativity.

Our minds love to associate one thing with another. And each association can reveal a few new perspectives and insights and then we get stuck again in very fixed patterns of thinking. So the key is to stimulate our thinking with lots of different SEEDS to open new paths to a new grouping of connections in our brains.

I use this key of seeding my creativity often. For example, when I am waiting by myself in a restaurant, I pose a problem or question and I set an intention that as I look around the room, some object will grabs my attention and lead me to some great answers. Each item that grabs my attention is a metaphor of my problem or need and it gives me 2 to 5 insights.

Here is an example. I have done an exercise with my hundreds of people as I asked them in one minute to list uses of paper clips. The average is 7 or 8 standard uses. I then show them how to seed their creativity. First I look at my watch and can conceive of multiple uses of paper clips related to my watch – as a cleaner, second hand, button pusher, a way to mend the wristband, etc. Then I look at a light bulb and think of three more uses. Presto – 20 plus ideas in one minute. I SEEDED the creativity process by looking around for an item and relating it to paper clips uses.

That is why brainstorming with others can be powerful if done in a structured way. The key is have one idea at a time thrown out be the seed thought for more related insights, instead of everyone just throwing out random ideas.

So next time you want fresh ideas, seed them with metaphoric, ABC, alliteration or random, lateral thinking processes. To see more examples visit http://www.higherawareness.com/blog/creativity-workshop-facilitation-training/.

Higher Awareness offers online facilitation workshop design, delivery, marketing and business training and support.

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The vase is a delicate container that usually holds something beautiful. Which is why we tend to be very careful not to break it. However on the inside, a vase is also this limiting space that holds its own stagnated and discoloured water and odours.

red-vase-1379357-mTwo separate environments are separated by a delicate ceramic wall.

Like a vase, higher consciousness is only a thin barrier way. We are locked in the stagnating thoughts and conditioned behaviours and tend to limit our consciousness with what we already know. We don’t go beyond our comfort zones, limitations, suffering and darkness or make an effort to break through the walls into the bright, infinite space.

We each make our vase as large as we can comfortably handle life, minimally expanding space for our limiting, patterned, mostly unconscious  minds. If we open up our minds and have the courage to breakthrough our comfortable patterns, we can usher in a new way of thinking and in turn we get to experience new way of living.

You were never separated from all the possible beauty life has to offer, if you choose to break through your limited thinking. It all starts with just a small crack that grows to let in new insights, peace of mind, and joy.

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