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Gratitude notes – Douglas Vermeeren

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As people in todays fast paced world we often don’t take the time to stop and just simply be. We were pause and stay present for just a few minutes and experience the thrill of being alive something amazing often happens. It happened to me this morning…

And that is gratitude. I felt very grateful and want to say thank you. Thank you to you for supporting me for coming to this blog. Thank you to all the people who support my work. Thank you to all of the wonderful people in my life. Thank you to those who support me and encourage me.  Those who care about me even though I make mistakes and am often weak. Those who are there to celebrate the good times with me.

I feel very blessed and I simply want to say thank you.

The best gift that I can give you today is to invite you to also take a moment for yourself and reflect on all the many things you have to be grateful for. Life is so full of awesome and amazing gifts. As we recognize these wonderful things they will grow and become more abundant. No matter what difficulties you may have in your life take the time to appreciate all the good things too.

If you are worried about something right now – take a minute and shift away from the worry. It will be there when you get back. Focus on gratitude this morning – even if its just for a few minutes. Trust me YOU are worth it and YOU deserve it.

Douglas Vermeeren – The Gratitude SHIFT

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Creating change is the most talked about topic when it comes to my seminars Personal Power Mastery. We have seen people who have wanted to change their money situation, the relationships, people who have struggle with addiction and health challenges and most often people wanting to change or improve their feelings of self-worth. Change is thought by many to be difficult, complicated and difficult to attain. The truth is that change is not as difficult as it seems when you are truly committed and have the right tools to create change that lasts.

One of the more powerful tools that I have seen work in the lives of my students and others is the power of Gratitude. In fact, this power has fascinated me so much that I even created a movie about it. (The Gratitude Experiment featuring Bob Proctor, Marie Diamond, John Demartini, John Grey, Mary Morrissey, Lisa Ryan, Laurie Davis, Alex Ford http://www.TheGratitudeExperiment.Com) If there’s one thing that I learned in my studies and discussion surrounding the idea of gratitude is that most people underestimate its power. Because of this they also practice gratitude incorrectly and therefore never experience how it can add to their ability to create powerful change.

Douglas Vermeeren PPM 39When we are grateful for anything it expands and changes our complete emotional vibrations. Emotions are the beginning of all action. We never take action on our thoughts until they have emotional power connected to them. Gratitude intensifies all positive emotion. Therefore all positive actions and beliefs that your actions will produce positive results grows. Gratitude also controls focus. And where focus goes energy flows.

Naturally in PPM (Personal Power Mastery) we go into this detail in greater detail. But for todays purposes take a moment and think about what you want to expand in your life. What positive situations and results are you currently experiencing that you would like to intensify and turn the volume up on? Find those experiences and outcomes and dial into gratitude. You’ll see that those things will grow and automatically the situations and negativity you do not want will begin to shrink.

 

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You are in control – That’s why you can be awesome BAM #6

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You are in control – That’s why you can be awesome BAM #6
By Douglas Vermeeren

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An Awesome life is living your life by decision. You are where you want to be, doing the things that excite you, inspire you and bring out the best in you and in those around you.

It’s not uncommon to hear people say that something was not their fault, they were the victim of circumstances, they had no choice or that someone else made them do something. Often one of these phrase is their reason that they are not taking accountability for their own lives or their justification for doing nothing.

Essentially these excuses do three things:

The first is that they eliminate the necessity to make choices. Choices in life are often difficult. Sometimes it is possible to make a wrong choice. When we make a choice or a decision something in your life will change. Change is not always easy. Change is also unpredictable and frightening. You are stepping into the unknown and entering a new situation you have never encountered before. Rather than face this fear or potentially make a bad choice people with a victim mentality choose to make an excuse instead. What they don’t realize is that not making a choice is a choice for naught. In other words when they do not make a choice of yes they are automatically saying no. When they make no choice at all it is indeed a choice.

If you aren’t proactively making a choice to reach out for an awesome life you are automatically making a choice to settle for average.

There is a big lie that many believe and that is that if we don’t take action and make a choice we get to start where we are. The truth is the world around you is changing a lightening speed. If you don’t make a choice you get left behind. Nothing is ever going to stay the same. Think of technology as a great example. Blockbuster video tried to stay with the model of renting dvds from a brick and mortar store while everything was shifting online. The ignored the outside signals and chose to try and resist change. What happened to them?

The second is that excuses release you from accountability. (Or so you think.) There are two kinds of sins in this world. Sins of commission which are things you do wrong by your actions or words. Then there are sins of omission, things you knew better and you should have done but you chose not to. You mean you can do something wrong by not taking action? Absolutely.Did you know that neglect is actually a form of abuse? Neglect is a sin of omission. Not only do people get hurt when those who have the ability to help do nothing you are violating one of the laws of being awesome – leave things better than you found them. Imagine if you knew a bank was going to be robbed and you had the power to either stop them or at least report it to someone and yet you did not. Would you be guilty of what would happen next? YES. Under the California Penal code 31 it is called aiding and abetting a crime. (Other areas have similar laws.) Under this law you can be charged for knowing and not doing anything, even if you were not present when the crime took place.

Edmund Burke put it best when he said, “The only thing needed for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” The same can be said of your life if you do nothing – you get nothing. It’s that simple.

Lastly, some think that excuses keep them from having to work hard. There is an old saying when it comes to money (but applies to many other things too.) It goes like this: “You can pay now and play later or you can play now and pay later with interest.” Life always has a way of requiring you to work hard for the things you have or wish to create. Some people look for short cuts and in the end paying far more than they needed to. The best way as with things in life is make payment instalments. In other words pay as you go. When you make a commitment to an awesome life you make payments in regularly along the way. An awesome life is built one brick at a time and that’s what secures it in place. The requirement is consistent effort and diligent care.

Those making excuses mistakenly feel that they are excusing themselves from these efforts. What you needed to create today becomes an emergency tomorrow when you need in the future.

In conclusion I want to point out that you are in control. If you have been taking short cuts and making excuses in the past you can change your approach right now.If you know in your heart of things that you need to make choices about and let go of excuses holding you back – do it! The present is called the present because it really is a gift. Now is the best time to get started living the life you deserve and want. So why not get started?

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Gratitude Experiment – Douglas Vermeeren

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Gratitude Experiment - Douglas Vermeeren

Gratitude Experiment – Douglas Vermeeren

Members from the cast of The Gratitude Experiment being interviewed in the media

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Members from the cast of The Gratitude Experiment being interviewed in the media

Members from the cast of The Gratitude Experiment being interviewed in the media

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John Demartini and Douglas Vermeeren being interviewed for The Gratitude Experiment by Lisa Wolansky of ShawTV

John Demartini and Douglas Vermeeren being interviewed for The Gratitude Experiment by Lisa Wolansky of ShawTV

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