Changes in life!

Hi there, if your new to the site then you probably wont see the double meaning in this article however if you are a recurring visitor then you might. The point here is that today the site got a complete overhaul with new backgrounds, images, social networking communities, contact information and much more however like always there is something to do with self improvement and self development that we can draw from this idea of a fresh look to the site. The whole idea of changes has got me excited about the blog more then ever because its not the same old same old post monday then post on thursday. When I look at the site now it is this beautifully laid out, busy looking masterpiece and life can be like this too. You see, as things get into a routine we become less innovative and put less effort into them.

The first time you went to work, your tie was done perfectly, you were five minutes early and your shoes were brand spanking new however four years after working there, you forget your tie, occasionally late and goodness knows the conditions of your shoes. However if we make the small effort to change and mix life up a little it can keep us motivated and excited about life and the issues we tackle in life. So my challenge too you is to make a change in something you do, something that will make you want to get up in the morning, maybe a jog around the block listening too your favorite music, stopping and picking up a newspaper and getting to know people at the shop. You may find that these become routine but then the conversations and people you talk to will keep things fresh.

Either way, there are steps we can take to keep life fresh and exciting and your might be right under the tip of your nose! So this week, have a look through the blog and revisit your favorite posts, join the communities and follow us on Twitter because its the same old blog, with a brand new look!

Relaxation

Something I haven't really touched on that much is relaxation. As of late I have been listening to a few relaxation cd's when I get a spare minute from my hectic life and honestly they are really calming. Now you don't have to spend lots of money on cd's to really feel relaxed, simply taking five minutes for yourself, a deep breath and maybe a coffee with your feet up while watching some television. I think people these days are so busy with their daily lives they have no time to relax and give themselves a second to think and recuperate. We aren't designed to just work, work and continue working like mindless slaves, we need to spend time with people and every now and then take a second too relax and just enjoy peace. I like to go bush walking every now and then, there are some beautiful walking trails in the mountains a couple hours from my house and its just amazing and peaceful walking through the forest. Life's worries seem to fade and I can finally relax. Make sure you take a break for yourself this week and maybe even a bush walk if you have some spare time.

A couple days left! Teaser Trailer!

With only a couple days left until the first few audio courses are released, I have put together a little movie montage for you to watch. It is on youtube to create awareness for the product and too make sure that many more people are able to check out the product and get the most out of it.

In a couple days I will be posting up some more information about where to get the audios and more articles to help inspire and motivate you!



PS. Please comment and rate the video so that it hits the top of the youtube search box and is easier for people too find!

Blushing

In lieu of next weeks release of my product, this post wont be massive but will still be relevant to the topics we discuss usually.

"Blushing, whether is happens suddenly for no reason or because you slipped on a banana peel and went flying across the hall and smashed into another person, knocking them over and spilling your coffee all over yourself is still annoying and often, a little frustrating. Not everyone blushes only when they are embarrassed, I know people who blush when they hear their name. When I ask them what it is that makes them do that, they say that they don't know why. They aren't embarrassed, it just became this thing that happens.

Of course people who talk about fixing it say some good things and bad things. Some of the methods out now are good but I think there are other ways to tackle the issue. Other simply say, 'Man up and get over it!' However like every thing in self development, it's not always as easy as just getting over the issue. We have to tackle it and understand what makes it such an issue, then target it at the core and make sure we can find a way to defeat it or suppress it. Running away from the issue is not a good idea because sooner or later in life it will come back and you wont know how to deal with it because you have been running away from it or it will wreck something like your decision to apply for a job because you think it might cause you to blush when you enter the building.

I think spending time where that fear is, say talking to girls is hard at the beginning and sure, you may be uncomfortable and blush a fair bit but you start to become comfortable and feel confident when you do something enough times. My first job in high school was working at McDonald's. I felt slightly awkward and embarrassed about working there but after a couple shifts, I got used to it and I became more confident and to be honest, my work efficiency increased and I started to really enjoy working there.

So if you find blushing is being a problem, take a deep breath. Try to figure out what it is that is causing that blushing, if it's just it randomly comes up when people say your name then maybe ask a friend or a family member about it and get them to say your name until you get used to it a little. I wish you all the best of luck :)

Little note, after the weekend passes I will be bringing out the first two episodes of my product and I will be posting links where everyone can have a look and buy. :)

Have a safe and happy weekend!

Almost There! Sneak Product Preview!

Today I am bringing you a sneak peak of my new product with an exclusive preview! Below is another sample audio that is the introduction to my new audio series focusing on self development. The 4 minute instructional audio will introduce you to myself and Karl Perera (co-partner/speaker) and get you ready to dive into the wealth of knowledge we have to share!


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More details will come in a few days where you can get these audios!

Get ready to be inspired and motivated to break free from the troubles in your life!

There will be information posted up on More Selfesteem.com and on Steve Pavlina's Forum and Self Development Forum.com

Personal Development - My First Product

Hi there,

Beginning next week I will be launching the first of my self development products that I have created along with my good friend Karl Perera. In the next few days I will post again with a link to the products but today I have a sneak preview for you. I have a couple voice samples from the products that you can listen to in advance. The two podcasts will be 45mins - 50mins each and focus on self esteem and public speaking. The audio recordings will feature in depth tips, suggestions, tactics, stories, personal experiences and quotes that will help motivate and inspire you.


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Below are the samples you can listen too and I will update you once again in the next few days!

Have a great weekend :)

- Chris Newman

5 Leadership Quotes

Lately I have been doing a series of posts regarding what makes a good leader and similar posts regarding leadership, today I bring you my top 5 quotes to help you be the best leader you can be!

#1 The best example of leadership is leadership by example.
This is a great quote that outlines the fact that the best way to be a leader and to show others the way is to demonstrate it by being an example for people to draw upon and follow.

#2 Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
This is a major quote because it shows us that being a leader is more then just getting things correct, we have to pick the correct things that will benefit all involved and make the right decisions.

#3 You do not lead by hitting people over the head - that’s assault, not leadership.
Again, being a leader is more then telling people what to do. It's showing them, helping them and ultimately being there throughout the process.

#4 Leadership, like swimming, cannot be learned by reading about it.
This quote is so true, we can't learn to lead by only reading. We need to put the things into use, constantly keep ourselves open to learn more and grow in our leadership skills.

#5 A leader is kind, considerate and compassionate above all else.
Just a friendly reminder that above all else, a good leader is helpful and kind towards his/her team members and a good attitude will help the project run smoothly.


I hope you find these helpful and that they inspire you to be the best leader you can be! :D

1000 Year Event

Okay so today in Australia is the 7th of August (8th Month) and the year is 2009. The time was 12 o'clock (midday), 34 minutes and 56 seconds. Then it struck me... 12:34:56 07/08/09. When I thought about it a little more, it turns out this event only happens every 1000 years. It made me wonder about how things in life can happen and we don't realize the significance or the importance of them. So the message if anything from this is to treasure the moments in life we can because later in life we might not recognize the impact they had on our future or present decisions.

Choices

Each and every day we have to make choices regarding family, friends, work and life. There are the basic choices we make such as, "What should I have for dinner tonight?" and there are more complex choices people may have to make. Regardless, a choice is having one or more consequence that an event or decision may lead to. People that speed through a red light made a choice to disobey the law and might cause an accident, that is a choice they made. Making the right choice isn't always easy, there are many options sometimes and we can't always have all of them making choosing difficult in some cases.

To help illustrate this a little, I want you to think of a cake. A cake is both delicious and the result of choices. The first choice is, should I make a cake? The second is deciding what type of cake. Butterscotch or Black Forest cake? Then the ingredients are all the results of the decision on the type of cake. The final result is the cake and eating it is another choice. Sometimes we know the choices we may have to face in any given day such as if we planned to do the grocery shopping on Tuesday and sometimes they come as a result of being unprepared or thinking illogically.

The strange thing is one choice can change our lives forever, that one decision to speed through that red light could be our death. However before we make decisions, we need to stop and consider who else they are effecting... Too often we choose something based on our own desires but we don't stop to consider the ripple effect it may have on people. We may like a chocolate cake but everyone else wants vanilla, so what do we do? Do we bake the chocolate or vanilla cake? If I can pass on one thing it would be to make sure when you make a decision, you consider the effect it will have one someone you know or love.

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