The Wellness Number
10 out of 10
The Wellness Number is used by people to describe how they are doing.
We say “How are you”?
And people say I am “9 out of 10”.
Sometimes they say “I am 5 out of 10.”
What is your number right now?
Then ask yourself the same question after you read this book.
Let me know if there was any improvement.
This book is designed to encourage you.
I hope your wellness number will go up as you read this book.
Simply said…I want to encourage you.
Copyright © 2018 by Tony Egar
We are in the Wellness Number business for commercial clients.
This book starts out giving you a short introduction to our version of the wellness number.
Then we follow up with 18 chapters of inspiration and motivation.
We want to inspire you to come up with your own ideas. And see those ideas come to fruition.
The part we want to play in your moment of creativity is that of a life coach.
Simply said…we want to encourage you.
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This version of the Wellness Number is founded by Anthony Paul.
Originally a successful trainer in the health and fitness industry.
Paul also has over 10 years’ experience as a land tenures officer.
He has been exposed to many different types of corporate work environments in Australia and New Zealand.
He has created his own unique version of the Wellness Number.
A simple measure of sustainable well-being.
The end result of his workplace numbering is a marked improvement in communication between employees and employers.
This removes the latent frustration that can build up in a workplace and gives everyone the expression that is measured and helpful.
Get your wellness number
Have a new individual version designed for your personal situation.
Having a 4 week graph of your wellness number and with another graph containing ten different personal headings… will put you in a place of power.
This is how we calculate your Wellness Number.
We give you 10 suggested headings.
Here are some examples.
5-Workplace Happiness [home or work].
8-Leisure [rest and relaxation].
10-Safety and security.
Don’t worry about the exact meaning of each heading.
Let the number come to you naturally as you look at the heading.
There is no right or wrong answer.
Humans have this ability to give a number out of 10 for all sorts of things.
Every day for 28 days you will send us an email with a number out of 10 for each heading.
Do not look at yesterday’s number when you do your new days number.
It needs to be a free flowing expression of how you feel about each heading as you number it out of 10.
If for some reason you cannot give a number or you miss a day, we suggest you give it a 5 out of 10.
Every 4 days… as we get your new numbers we will be plotting a graph for each heading.
We will also add your 10 heading numbers for every 4-day period and then divide them by 10 to get your overall Wellness number.
At the end of every 4 days we will post your graphs on a locked page [you will have a code to gain access]
of our website.
This will include the graph for your Wellness number.
If you would like to do a second survey we will be happy to do that for you but we do recommend a break of at least 4 weeks between surveys to avoid automatic responses.
Everything needs a spontaneous approach to keep fresh.
If you are interested we can explain more about the process.
The benefits are:
You will be more motivated by our involvement.
As we point out in our introduction, our son was a fitness trainer.
Exercise is free but people still paid him to come alongside them.
We all do things to a higher level when a third person is involved.
The numbers and graphs that we give you represent more than facts and figures.
I have a motivational gift.
People get energised and find a little believing goes a long way.
The numbers that we give you will empower you because they are an accurate measurement of 28 days in your life.
Your memory may be clear… but a number is clearer.
We do not offer advice.
We believe that less words end up carrying more meaning.
Numbers are our game because they are un-emotional.
By the way you may be wondering why we are only offering this in the U.S.A.
One of the main reasons is that my family are huge fans of America.
My son-in-law wants to live in New York.
My daughter has a successful website about American baking and sweets.
My wife feels a positive attitude when she goes to America.
And me….I like motivating Americans.
Well…I like motivating all people.
Based on Logic
Most people recognise that happiness and well-being are influenced through a better understanding.
Knowing your wellness number will create a happier and more productive you.
10 years’ experience in measuring well-being
Paul’s 10 years’ experience of working in local council, state government and private companies focused his mind on the need of creating measures of well-being, including the use of simple statistics.
Every workplace needs research into happiness and wellbeing
The ability to give people a simple number that reflects their state of being over a period of time should empower them.
How to put a number on employee happiness.
We get a number by asking for a number.
We don’t ask any questions.
We give the employee a sheet of paper with 10 headings.
We ask them to give a number out of ten.
If they cannot give a number…we ask them to mark the number as 5.
We get 10 numbers from them for the 10 different headings every workday for 4 weeks.
We add those numbers up every day to give a figure out of 100.
Which we then divide by 10.
We do this daily, weekly and then for the month.
We also do a graph for every heading over the 4 weeks.
Here is an example of a daily record.
Headings. Example only.
These are done in consultation with the person in charge.
WORK ENJOYMENT… [ 7 OUT OF 10 ]
WORK ACHIEVEMENT …[ 6 OUT OF 10 ]
WORK ENVIRONMENT …[ 5 OUT OF 10 ]
WORK RELATIONSHIPS …[ 4 OUT OF 10 ]
WORK TRAVEL …[ 5 OUT OF 10 ]
WORK LEISURE …[ 6 OUT OF 10 ]
WORK FINANCES …[ 7 OUT OF 10 ]
WORK SAFETY …[ 8 OUT OF 10 ]
WORK PROMOTION …[ 4 OUT OF 10 ]
WORK COMMUNICATION …[ 2 OUT OF 10 ]
SCORE FOR THAT DAY IS 54 OUT OF 100….OR 5.4
That’s enough of my Ideas..!
What About Your Ideas..?
The truth is that anyone can calculate their own wellness number.
You do not need me to do it for you.
I just wanted to share the idea with you.
I believe in motivation by numbers and by ideas.
Now that you have an understanding of the wellness number.
Which is only common wisdom that we all possess.
I would like to spend the next 18 chapters motivating you.
I want to encourage you to create ideas and to value those ideas.
You have your very own creative imagination.
Please join me on the second part of this journey.
I hope you enjoy the experience.
When an idea is birthed… some people will go out of their way to encourage you and other people will do the exact opposite.
A good idea is attractive; it brings a positive atmosphere with it.
A bad idea is unattractive…it keeps people away.
We want everyone around us to assist us in our journey.
International help is the best. If someone goes out of their way to find you and help you it brings a massive boost of confidence.
Good ideas don’t come along every day.
But when they do everyone wants a slice of the action.
It’s the great cure for isolation and loneliness.
Some people need peace and quiet to contemplate what is on their mind.
They need time out to evaluate their ideas and concepts.
After they do this and they find what they are looking for, they want to return to their community to share what is on their heart.
They want to tell their friends and family about the things they have discovered.
They want to tell their business partner about their plans for the next level of success and their new goals and vision.
But a massive storm may be on the way and they do not perceive it.
But they do see it on the horizon and they see it just in time to take evasive action. They know what to do because it is intuitive.
They know how to hide from the storm.
Actually they realise that they don’t have to hide themselves.
They just have to hide the idea.
If you unveil an idea too soon you can risk losing the initial momentum that came with the birthing of the idea.
A new idea is exciting; it is connecting you with the realm of the possible.
A new idea can shift you out your old life.
You don’t have to be the person you don’t want to be.
You can be a person of celebration and inspiration.
The question you may be asked is, “How did you think of that?”
Or, “What inspired you to see it from that angle?”
Some get inspired by looking into a telescope and others get inspired by looking into a microscope.
Long distance or short distance?
It doesn’t matter. What matters is that you see what you need to see and perceive what you need to perceive.
Your idea can come through a thought. It can come through something you see or hear.
You may feel it in your inner self.
Radios and televisions pick up invisible signals. These signals are in the air around us. They can be picked up at any time.
All we need to do… is turn the switch on.
You know what I am going to say next!
“Have you turned your switch on?”
Turn it on now, you need to believe you are an ideas person.
You need to believe you are on a mission.
“Should you choose to accept it, your mission is to bring an idea into this world that is positive, uplifting and above all…is exciting.”
“Isn’t that your dream?”
Your old ideas have paved the way for you to be standing on this spot at this point in time. You have to be thankful for all the things you have discovered as you walk along this road called… “Your life”.
The majority of people will assemble around the old message.
They will say,” what is wrong with the old way of doing things?”
You don’t have to prove there is something wrong with the, “old ways.”
But most people will accept that the new way is here to stay and in the end that acceptance will provide you with a platform.
And here you are standing on a platform, an elevated position that only you can occupy because no one else has experienced what you have seen and heard and felt.
Your uniqueness is a strength that you have to take advantage of.
Your self-value increases in proportion to your rarity and you surely are a rare creature.
So the way you think is different to every other person who has ever lived. Therefore your ideas will be different.
You will take the same information as someone else and always come to a slightly different conclusion.
I wish I could meet you… because you sound like you would be a very interesting human being.
Ideas are like seeds and they need good soil to grow in.
That is what you are.
A field of nutritious soil.
Prepared and ready for the winds of life to bring in the right seed at the right time.
If you could only step back and take in the view, you would realise that it has all happened for a reason.
That the part you are playing is crucial.
The invisible realm of new ideas can tear apart at any moment.
Just through the veil is the idea you have been looking for.
You only have to reach out and take a hold of the possibilities that are within your grasp.
The hunger to be promoted from the old way of doing things into the new way of doing things is driving you onto a higher level and into a better place.
You can feel the hunger beginning to burn.
There is a fire deep down inside that cannot be quenched.
We won’t allow them to put it out.
Eventually they will come round to accept you and your ideas.
The world is waiting…but we can breathe a little easier now.
The time is ripe and the opportunity is near.
You can see the outline of new generation thinking.
It is within reach, it is yours to have and to hold.
The timid won’t get it…but you will.
A new set of skills is what appears in the period after a new idea blossoms.
You usually need a mentor who has those skills to teach you and encourage you. Most of our help arrives in human form.
But a tree change or sea change is sometimes enough to get the ball rolling.
If you progress from a desert region to a new environment that is situated near a large body of water you will slowly be changed by the environment that you have been planted in.
There is a huge difference between a small town and a large city.
It may not be possible to change your physical or relational environment.
So you have to change your thinking.
Obviously this is not easy.
One of the ways you can do this is to get a coach who understands where you want to go and what you want to do.
But they cost money.
You need a coach who is free and who knows your future needs before they arrive. He or she must have the ability to point you in the right direction.
New ideas are able to do a similar thing.
A new idea always comes from the future, it may contain old information or be built on things you already know… but if it is a new idea then it hasn’t existed before in its present form.
It may have been formed because of the past but when it arrives, it arrives from in front of you and not from behind you.
New ideas take you into the future, new ideas move you to places you haven’t been before. You may feel it is familiar territory.
Just like the thought of tomorrow feels familiar.
But we know that tomorrow is a brand new day.
Like your next new idea.
A new idea can do for you what a coach would do.
It can motivate you, it can encourage you, it can show you a way out of your present set of conditions into a new set of circumstances.
Your energy level increases in proportion to your input of inspiration.
Inspiring thoughts generate a link that acts like a bridge to a new world.
Your new world.
An environment that appreciates what you have to offer.
Where you feel attractive and attracted.
Even if initiating things is not your strong point, appreciating them… probably is.
You know quality when you see it.
You are able to place a high value on certain new opportunities.
If you are reading this and silently saying “YES”, then you could be in the middle of a transition.
That will provide a changed landscape and a changed world view.
A view where you are front and centre.
A place of inclusion, a place that has all your needs catered for.
A place of believing.
Welcome to your new home.
When the crowds come to hear what you have to say, are you going to tell them what they want to hear or what they need to hear?
You will have important things to explain to them.
They will want to know how you got your inspiration.
You don’t have to know more than they know; you just need to be able to put into words the inner hopes and aspirations that swirl around in their conscious and subconscious thoughts.
The ability to stand out in the crowd brings with it the responsibility to stay in touch with the local community… in a way that is helpful for both sides.
We can’t afford to get too far ahead of the people that are eventually going to support us in the vision.
The bringing to fruition of an idea is often very dependent on our support team.
You may not know where that support is coming from at the moment.
You can be alone in your trials and tribulations.
The forces that oppose us can be very strong and very determined.
But can they kill an idea?
I think not!
Once an idea has taken root it normally can only be replaced by a better idea.
It has energy; it has a life of its own.
You were responsible for giving it that life and energy.
The wet blanket of peoples opposing thoughts doesn’t have the power to put an end to your dream.
We can consider their suggestions in a wise and thoughtful attitude.
We are in charge, we have the perception… that strong character produces.
We will not be pushed around, this is too important to allow petty differences to fester.
We need to take the high ground, the more esteemed position.
Let those around you see some of your insight.
It is time to share.
But only the things that you are comfortable in sharing.
We have to stay strong, we need to convey stability.
The foundation you have laid is solid, it is not porous, it doesn’t leak.
Don’t worry if your hearers are wondering why you labour the point.
You know it is important to get it right the first time.
Do you feel you have explained yourself adequately?
Take a moment to run through it again.
The opportunity may not come round for a while.
If you consider it a special moment…then it is!
These things can be fleeting.
Thank goodness you caught it just in time.
The search for a new idea can be one dimensional for some.
They have been trained to expect it to come from a long and arduous effort that is accompanied by sweat and tears and with loud groaning.
No, that is not the only way.
There is a more relaxing process.
One that is heart related.
It is called, “cleaning out your heart”.
Who knows how much emotional junk has accumulated…clogging up the free flow of your inspiration.
People come along and tip their rubbish thoughts all over your pristine landscape.
A once beautiful view can be polluted with weeds planted by events that happened all the way back to conception.
Come on; let’s get onto this before it is too late.
We want freedom to proclaim our latest concept unhindered from the past.
The past acts like a prison, holding us back from our full potential.
The future beckons us with the promise of better days and more peaceful nights.
Sleep time is dream time.
Dreaming while you are awake is called day-dreaming.
Our old teachers thought we were wasting their time.
They didn’t realise that a potential genius was sitting in their class.
The art of setting people free is a long lost one.
You and I haven’t lost it.
We know how to be free.
We obtain our freedom by giving those around us their freedom by permitting them to be the person that they are.
We stop trying to change them and their ways.
We let them go on their way, whether it is a low road or a high road, we declare it is their road.
It can be painful, but cleaning out old wounds is painful.
We have to keep our eyes on the long term goal.
We have to believe there is a reward waiting for us.
That something good is going to happen.
New ideas are free and anyone can take hold of their future direction by taking on board the excitement that surrounds fresh insight.
We leave the land of, “boring,” and set out to discover new horizons.
We are explorers, we are adventure junkies.
Are you bold enough to cast adrift the philosophy that you may have inherited?
A system of ideas that was good for the time but is old fashioned.
The term, ”retro,” means an old idea introduced in a new way.
Genius is a slightly old fashioned term, which is now used as a term of endearment.
Do you mind if I use that term to describe the next massive idea that you are about to come up with?
You and I know a good idea when it comes along; we are tuned in to the quality that emanates from ideas that float above the average.
We understand that oil and water don’t mix, unless shaken.
This whole world is built on the laws of physics and one of those laws states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Well, to every bad idea being promoted there must be a good idea that keeps the balance.
People around you may vote for someone that you disapprove of.
We have to wait until they come to their senses!
Our candidate is the better choice, we know it and they will wake up one day and come to the same conclusion.
Why does it take so long for people to recognise you and your idea?
It’s like flying a kite; you have to run until the wind takes over when you are in launching mode.
Once enough time and energy has created the necessary momentum.
Your idea soars into the blue beyond.
Now everyone can see and appreciate your talent for innovation.
The imitators will be side-lined as you take your rightful place with your peers.
Now that you are tasting success you are also learning how to discern the true intentions of the members of your cheer squad.
Cheer leaders play pivotal roles in short term encouragement, but we still need the sage advice of the seasoned campaigner.
It is your collection of ideas and inspiration that provides motivation for the voter to support you.
Remember…people are voting when they buy your record or purchase your product.
Some of the biggest and most successful companies have found themselves in periods of unpopularity and still survived in good enough shape to be able to make a comeback when the opportunity presented itself.
The praise of the cheerleader and the wise advice of the long term campaigner can be mixed together to make the launch of your career an explosive experience for all involved.
If you have a strong argument, you know for sure that you will always win over the weaker arguments of your opponents.
All the circumstances that are manifesting; or going to manifest in the present or in your future, should be subject to the unchangeable fact that you got the answer right when you decided to follow your heart and believe in your idea.
Your circumstances will assist you because all your switches are on.
Then anyone or anything that is opposing you… has to leave.
When someone opposes you they are fighting against an idea.
And that idea cannot be stopped.
Pretty strong argument isn’t it?
It is you and your idea, you are a team.
Accept that you are right.
Expect circumstances to assist you.
Believe for the chains to fall off.
Believe for the doors to open up.
Believe for your body to work for you and not against you.
Believe for your immune system to come alive.
Believe for the threat of debt to fade.
Believe that you have a strong argument.
We need to gain the upper hand in the conversation by shifting our attention onto how we got this great idea.
In the same way we can focus on how this great idea is working for us.
When the tone of the conversation changes from negative to positive, we increase in strength.
The easy way to do this is to remember that “Gold Medal” moment of your inspiration.
In remembering and acknowledging the day that you were promoted onto a better team, a team that consists of you and an inspired idea.
You are putting yourself in charge.
That makes you the boss.
Free at last, free to impose your thoughts and not be influenced by others.
This whole conversation is not about when you lost your Gold Medal.
It is about when you gained it.
Focus on the victory of that day.
Can you feel the shift?
So you are a winner after all.
It is time to step up to a new level.
We have to shake off any passivity that has attached itself to us.
Like cleaning the barnacles from the bottom of a boat.
Anything that is slowing us down has to go.
We must be ruthless in applying ourselves to the task.
It is our head that is on the chopping block.
They want to lull us into a false sense of security, but we won’t be asleep this time.
We can see them coming with their smothering ideas of what they want and how they want it and when they want it.
Well, that is not how it’s going to be this time.
We have gone around this mountain long enough; we have been on this trail for years.
And we have learnt some big lessons about the inner workings of our motivation.
We know what turns it on and what turns it off.
They nearly got hold of our secret, but luckily for us even though they had the same information…they didn’t know how to process it.
They used the wrong recipes, and when you do that, the results are way off.
They were always adding a pinch of doubt and a couple of drops of their tremendously cynical attitude.
No wonder things don’t work out for them; they haven’t had the depth of insight that you have been exposed to.
They have lived their lives in the comfort zone.
Meanwhile, we have been working away collecting valuable information and insight.
We have watched and waited, it has been a long and difficult time of data processing.
Now the results are in and the conclusion is stirring us to believe the next step is possible.
We are not only going to make it this time we are going to do it in style.
And what have we discovered?
We have discovered that there is no parachute in the plane and no life jacket or raft in the boat.
We have been privileged with information that the general population has not seen.
No one has told them that this is not going to end well.
And so they go on their merry way unaware that unless they rise up and resist mediocrity their lives will end up being, “ordinary and average.”
They have even been told that “average” is okay as long as you are safe.
They have been promised security and so they have traded in the possibility for greatness for the certainty of being a plain ordinary “joe”.
Their desire for inspiration has waned, the fire has gone out, and the fight has been put off for another day, a more convenient day.
They have stopped rocking the boat; they have deflated their dream and gone home.
They have packed up their belongings and gone to live in a smaller place.
They have hidden from the storm even though it has passed.
They have been hurt too many times.
Do we blame them?
Of course not!
But that leaves us holding the keys.
The keys of inspiration and creativity.
Now the pressure is on us to rise up and lead the way into a land of fertile ideas.
A land that they dreamed of… but could not enter.
But we will go in.
We will help them to understand motivation and how it works.
We know how to keep the fire burning.
You must believe in your ability to create ideas and nurture them to fruition.
Remember to tell them that their next great idea is ready and waiting.
We have to remind them what anticipation feels like and the part it plays in releasing adrenaline.
That’s right; a bit of excitement is good for you.
And what could be more exciting than realising you are on the verge of generating a fresh and new idea.
One that will surprise you, because it can come out of nowhere.
Something being produced out of nothing.
That sure is an inspiring thought!
The great news is… that it happens to people all around the world.
And that means it can happen to you.
You have the ability to create something out of nothing.
This is your time.
This is your day.
Don’t hesitate, you can do it.
I sense that you are a naturally gifted person.
A special person, someone who discerns the time and seasons.
The ebb and flow of the tide.
The water is lapping at your feet.
Let the rising ocean of ideas that is welling up in your imagination… free you from everything that is holding you back from your destiny of greatness.
An exciting destiny that belongs to you and you alone.
It is yours.
No permission needed.
I was asked to step up and lead a group of people.
I said, “Yes, why not?”
Then I suggested they change the name of the organisation.
That idea got me into a lot of trouble; I thought it was a great idea.
New name, new game…right?
Wrong. They voted the idea down.
“Come up with something better,” they said.
I suggested they move to a new location.
They voted that idea down.
I suggested they get a new leader.
They voted that idea up.
There you are…standing alone with all your ideas of change.
But they are not buying what you are selling.
Okay, back to the drawing board.
I know what to do….move to a new town or city.
Hey wait a minute…aren’t you changing all the outward stuff?
Listen to this.
Inward change is where it’s at!
Because that is where you have total control.
Like a car, all the controls are inside the car.
And why is that?
So that one person and one person only is driving that car.
Not even the person in the back seat?
No, the driver sits in the driver’s seat.
The engineers designed it that way for a simple reason.
It works better with one driver at a time.
We are designed the same way, all the controls are internal.
No one else can get their hands on your steering wheel, accelerator or brakes.
You are the driver and you will control where you go, when you go, and how fast you go!
The people on the outside are trying to expand their area of influence.
It is an inbuilt human desire to want to influence others.
And this is where the wrestle happens.
It’s their way or the motorway.
They flatter us with their lips but their hearts are far from us.
Finally the curtain falls and we are left alone with our thoughts.
Sounds sad doesn’t it?
But sometimes it’s the only way to the next level.
As long as they didn’t steal your self-belief.
We have to retain our “Mojo”.
Our capacity to function.
They may have voted against you.
But by leaving you they helped you.
When I say “leaving you”, I mean they have emotionally withdrawn their support.
Outwardly they may still be there… smiling and cheering, but they have stopped investing.
Their interest has moved on to other topics.
And how have they helped you?
By leaving you emotionally stranded they have handed the keys back.
That’s right…without knowing what they have done, they have actually voted you back into leadership.
You are now fully in charge of your body, mind and soul.
You don’t have to consider the views of others… when you begin to formulate your new plan for world domination.
Are you surprised by the turn of events?
You were always going to the next level.
The only question was, “How many would you take with you?”
This time it may be just you or a few.
But next time you will take a crowd with you.
For some of you who are reading this…the crowd is gathering.
If that is happening?
You better get ready to feed them; they are going to be very hungry for your insight and wisdom.
You cannot go through what you have gone through without picking up some really special pearls of wisdom and inspiration!
My vote has gone your way.
I always vote for the inspired one.
Now I am going to tell you some home truths.
First of all, you can’t go back… once you have come this far.
You have crossed over into the realm of inspired ideas.
Not everyone can gain entry.
Secondly you belong to a new community.
A selection of fellow humans; who share your likes and dislikes.
Who want to be inspired.
They want what you have got.
Sometimes having a common enemy unites us more than having a mutual friend.
You and your fellow travellers have jumped a fence.
The field you were in… was too small.
And now you have woken up in a new place!
A new view is unfolding before your very eyes.
You never realised that it was this easy… and this possible to believe at these levels.
Before now the limits were in sync, the opposition was unified, they wanted to stop you.
If word gets out into the mainstream, who knows what chaos will manifest?
While the uninitiated form long lines and patiently wait for a common result.
Order will remain.
Ordered thinking and planning.
But you are not interested in maintaining the status quo.
You have pursued free and totally unrestricted thinking.
Your imagination is able to conceive a virtual world and hold it in place.
You are able to stay on track for periods of time.
We allow sequences that are long enough.
And these periods of thought provide results that are experimental… but approaching the edges of reality.
A famous statement says,” All things are possible for those who believe.”
Most of the population will qualify that statement.
They will question its application.
They will apply time limits, context limits and relevant limits.
“Is it relevant for our situation?”
That is their response.
You and I don’t approach it from that direction.
We say,” If we believe, then anything and everything is possible.”
When we don’t add or take away from exactly what those words are saying.
Then we cross over into a world where everything… is possible.
We can visualise time going forwards or backwards, like “Hollywood” can.
When “Hollywood” makes a movie they can create anything in any way they want.
It doesn’t have to make sense.
It doesn’t have to add up.
Creative imaginations do the same.
In your created world of unlimited dreaming, you can live on Mars or you can live under the ocean.
We learn from watching people being creative in the entertainment industry.
We want to go to the next level; where our dream in the invisible realm starts to show up in our daily life.
Yes, having an inspired idea can change your real world not just your fictional world.
At about this point in the discussion the urge to qualify some of the things I am writing comes to the surface.
This is where the key to crossing over comes into play.
The key is…”To resist the urge of conventional wisdom”.
And we do that by leaving out any form of justifying our thinking at this stage.
We save that up for later in the process.
At this phase we are concentrating on freeing up our creative juices.
Don’t get bogged down in the technical details, they can be worked out later.
If someone says, “How are you going to do that?”
Don’t try and argue with them.
They are operating like accountants.
But you are an explorer.
And new worlds are waiting to be discovered.
Your new idea is one way that opens the door out of the impossible into the possible.
Remember…it is all possible..!!
We dislike people not believing in us, it is disrespectful.
They become too familiar.
We need the good company of believing…believers.
That is where we will thrive and grow.
What a fertile atmosphere, like a rainforest.
Ideas behave like seeds and people’s unwanted suggestions are similar to weeds.
Some weeds look great, they can even sprout flowers.
But weeds use up the nutrients that were meant for the plants that you planted.
If our mind is like a garden then it does matter what other people are saying.
We have to sort our family and friends into those who believe and those who don’t.
Once we are aware of who is for us in a believing sense, we can then decide what information to share.
Some of our associates are designed to assist in the journey, some are not.
We don’t have to make our views public, but we can share with colleagues who can cope.
And remember they are going to hear special things.
Things that emanate from your ideas.
This is almost sacred ground.
Be aware of the importance of your insight and views, they do have real power.
Believing works like a fire… it can light up everyone around you.
Unbelief works like water… it really does have the power to put the fire out.
Imagine how things worked in the old days of steam trains.
The train depended on steam and the steam depended on fire.
The fire depended on someone to shovel the coal in fast enough for the right amount of heat.
The train driver needed a lot of heat; he also needed a man who was willing to get dirty and willing to keep working no matter what.
Someone had to keep that fire going.
Your ideas work the same, they need energy, they need people who are going to assist you not resist you.
But watch out, here comes your close confidant.
Yes they love you, but they don’t love your idea.
Oh well, we are tempted to confide in them anyway.
No, stop right there!
Tell them something else, tell them about someone else.
Keep the good news to yourself.
Wait for a believing friend or family member.
The right person or people will come along, be patient.
People will sense you are on fire; they will appreciate your wisdom.
Hold it in; you will get to exhale at the right time and in the right place.
Now is the time to fire yourself up with material that contains the encouragement that is yours to receive.
It’s not easy to accept that people walk around with a veil over their minds.
But they do, they are asleep at the wheel, not like you.
You are in a strong position because your eyes are open to the possibilities.
You are not problem orientated.
You are fixer, that’s right; you are a giver and not a taker.
You are in credit; you have stirred your imagination into a creative swirl.
There is light and creativity.
You are glowing like the embers in the centre of a fire.
Because all the switches are on and we are not going to let anyone turn them off.
Can I get a “Yes” on that?
Humans are designed to operate in believing mode.
All around the world people are flocking to motivational seminars and conferences.
Self-help books are best sellers; excited people appear on television and invite us to support their charity that they have created out of personal adversity.
They could be at home curled up in bed, but somewhere, somehow they got motivated.
Ideas are so powerful they can lift people to a level of believing and achieving that is far beyond their normal capacity.
Some of these people claim that their trials and tribulations made them a better person, a bigger person.
These are wild statements.
Once calm people…have become wild people.
Shy people have become extroverted, we can’t stop them talking, they won’t hand over the microphone.
Behind the scene the same thing happened to them all.
An idea got into them…you could say it was planted in them.
Once an idea takes root it has no limits.
It can grow in an unending and upward spiral that sets you up for unusual accomplishment.
Your self-esteem can get a boost that propels you into an orbit beyond the reach of any negative influences.
You don’t have to come down from your lofty position.
You can stay up there because your great new idea has the power to keep you there.
The cost is affordable because it is free, inspiration is your birthright.
You are designed to fly and destined to be free.
Your great new idea is what separates you from walking around with your arms dragging on the ground.
You are not an animal, you are not a machine.
You are an idea producing soul.
This is not soul music; this is your music, the music that comes from ideas hatching in harmony and sequence.
There may be a storm raging in your life at the moment.
Don’t let it distract you from your destiny.
Your future is filled with, “royal” potential.
I use that term because the ability to produce a creative idea is reserved for those who climb out of the mass of humanity and step up and into the role reserved for the inspired man or woman.
Yes, you are inspired.
A new idea can’t be confined to bed; it doesn’t feel down and out.
It just floats through your mind on its journey of greatness.
It is not upset by delays or opposition.
The essence of the idea permeates your thought life.
It slowly gathers support from the inner workings of your emotion.
Your new idea supports you while you are in transition from a doubter to a believer.
From a procrastinator… to a man or woman of action.
New ideas are the spark plugs for your engine of inventiveness.
They kick start any dormant areas of your imagination.
They wake you up from the suffocating facts of life.
The burden of our mistakes slows us down.
But we are empowered by the fresh realisation of today’s possibilities.
You cannot change the past but your new idea can cast its shadow of success backwards in a way that colours the past and how we view it.
Your idea can grow so tall and strong, it is limitless.
It has the power to rehabilitate.
Ideas can fill the void; they can occupy a vast area of space.
Imaginative space that up till now was void and empty.
Your very being can hold onto concepts that are global, cross generational and ageless.
The power that you have to conceive and perceive through the creative process is yours to enjoy.
The piano player is dependent on his or her physical capacity.
You are not even dependent on your mental capacity.
You have something beyond those limitations.
You have the ability to dream.
To visualise, to step outside of time.
If you wrote your idea down and put it in a time capsule to be opened at a specific date in the future.
Your idea would still have the potential to inspire someone in the decades to come.
No matter how long it had been buried and forgotten.
This is the process that is going on inside you now.
Let it carry you into a better place.
A positive place.
Old ideas that we had long ago still have the exact same potential that they always had. They were not a waste of time.
Don’t be blind to your potential.
Some people do not have physical sight so they turn their ears into their eyes. They are always on the lookout for an easier way.
The distance between greatness and ordinary living is so slight.
You can almost hear your destiny whispering to you.
“Your decisions have the power, dream it up.”
The decision to believe in your idea is a great decision.
Your area of influence increases in proportion to the originality of your idea.
The more original your idea is, the newer it is.
New ideas are popular; the world is hungry for the next great idea.
The helpers are gathering, they can sense the nature of your plan.
They want to help.
Invisible as they may be, they are real.
The role they play is one of pollination and cross-fertilization.
Think about how many people have played a part in your unique journey.
If that many have been involved… it makes sense to allow this thought to open your doors.
The thought that you are not alone… is one that you have to decide on.
If you feel alone… then that thought may dominate your thinking.
It can help you either way.
You can say to yourself,” I am alone and therefore I have to rise up.”
Or you can say,” I am supported and therefore I have to do it for them.”
You cannot lose.
Your thought life is there to provide a never-ending source of ideas.
Don’t wear yourself out by trying to dominate your thoughts.
Give them the freedom they need.
Creative freedom that is!
Imagine if someone was throwing you dinner plates that were worthless.
But every six or seven plates they included a silver or gold encrusted plate.
You would make sure to catch the valuable plates.
In the meantime it wouldn’t matter if the worthless plates fell to the ground and broke.
It’s the same with your thoughts.
Most of them may have no value.
But in amongst the ongoing flow of worthless thoughts are the gold plated ones.
Separate them out; let the lower value ones float away while you retain the better ones.
The inspirational thoughts…that have the potential to turn into new ideas.
The ideas…that cause support to come your way.
Then they need to be spoken or written.
You need to hear them and see them.
This process is similar to fishing.
Imagine your mind is like a large lake full of fish [ideas].
And you get the privilege of throwing in a fishing line every day.
Never knowing what tasty morsel might end up on your plate.
Those fish are invisible below the surface of the water.
You know the fish are there even… if you haven’t caught any.
You still believe they are there.
It’s the same with your thoughts.
You may not have had a creative or inspiring thought for months.
Keep believing that they are there…somewhere in your mind or memory.
Your creative potential hasn’t decreased.
That is not how we think.
Your creative ability is growing.
Your support crew is assembling whether you can see them or not.
It is time to open the door into a new season.
The budding of new ideas resembles springtime.
Winter exists in the real world, not in our world.
Creative and fresh ideas will always give you a sunny disposition.
Hey happy person, how are you?
How do you know if your idea is all that you hoped it would be?
You have to take it for a test drive.
How does it behave on a wet road, a bumpy road or a hard road?
When all your dreams are going through a time of testing.
How do they perform?
Normally you would be asked, “How did you perform?”
But this is a new day and we don’t ask old questions.
Because we will get old answers.
So get the attention off yourself and onto your genius talent.
The talent you have for creating a new world and a new environment is a gift.
You don’t know how you got it, but you know it resides within.
You know with all your heart that you are a creative soul.
You have been chosen to create your idea and carry it.
This is your responsibility.
You are probably a bit surprised by this turn of events.
You thought that a hard time meant an introspective time.
A time where you had to give account to the invisible judges…who seem to be around every corner.
They hide behind the furniture of your life.
Ready to pop up at any moment and give their opinion.
That’s okay if you asked for it.
But what if you didn’t ask?
Just because their contribution is free doesn’t mean it won’t cost you in the long term.
Sure they are entitled to their opinions.
And we are entitled to our privacy.
We are the ones who will decide what ideas go through to completion.
We are in charge of our ideas and we are the owners of our ideas.
If your advisers are locked up in the old ways, that doesn’t mean we can’t visit them.
Yes, we visit because we are friendly and appreciative.
But we cannot stay.
The call is too strong, the inspiration is too real.
We have to shut down our untamed emotion and release the beast of reason.
The sirens shout out to us, willing us to return to the old ways.
But with an urgency that is felt…we close our ears to their cry.
To them we seem a bit heartless, but someone has to light the path.
It is a new path, one that we have discovered.
A path that is worth it all.
We are the keepers of ingenious ideas.
We have to guard our hearts and minds.
The attack can be ferocious at times.
We are tempted to give in.
But encouragement has come.
The pressure is easing off.
As the dust clears and you are able to take stock of the situation.
You slowly realise that the attackers wanted you to believe your project was behind schedule.
That is their perspective, not ours.
It depends on how you measure progress.
The attackers wake up every morning and see their work sitting there waiting to be done.
Inspired people do it a little differently.
We wake up knowing that the gift within… will do the work for us.
It is a reliable gift, one that sings a creative song.
After a good night’s rest it… is recharged and ready to go again.
We are not the gift; we may go up and down in our desires and readiness.
But the gift is cheerful, happy to be there.
The ability to create a new idea is the gift.
All of us are given certain creative supplies and these supplies have the ability to regenerate if outside supply is not available.
You have within you an unlimited ability to be creative.
Your imagination never runs out, your thoughts are never depleted.
It may feel like they have been exhausted, but your provision is never exhausted.
You may be tired, but the inspiring ability within is never tired and does not sleep.
Our abundance comes from within.
You may be looking at your circumstances right now and thinking how depleted everything is, but inwardly you have an abundance of ingenious ideas.
And you do not have to pump yourself up artificially by emotional gymnastics.
With jumping and shouting and crying and laughing.
Your spring flows naturally day and night whether you are conscious of it or not.
All that you need… to live the life you have always wanted to live is already deposited within.
Because the ability to believe is always there.
The culture in a lot of communities is to tell you that after your initial inspiration you will experience hard times.
You may experience hard times but how you go through those hard times will depend on whether you have learnt to access your inner resources.
Or whether you will pick up the bad habits of the naysayers around you who are totally influenced by what they see.
They are dependent on the rain which is always inconsistent; they are dependent on their fellow pessimists.
But you are dependent on the believing power within you.
People get caught up in politics and arguments.
We need community and we need good friends and family, but they are not our ultimate source.
Our inspiration comes from an internal spring not an external spring.
Remember, guard the good deposit that is within you.
Guard it from doubt and unbelief.
You are able to produce inspirational ideas.
And you have been equipped with a spring of self-belief.
You carry all the ingredients for a flourishing life within you.
Wherever you are planted…a garden appears!
Living under the influence of inspired thinking is now normal.
People will eventually see the change.
They will have to believe in you.
The seeds of self-respect were always planted within you.
Now is their time to germinate.
The end result will be what you have always wanted.
You will be able to say, “I love my new idea.”
Congratulations from your New Ideas Coach.
Thank you for taking the time to read my book.