The Institute for Advanced Developement | Dr. Larry Iverson | Strategies for Success | Creating Exceptional Health, Happiness, Relationships and Wealth
Available on Amazon Get it on GooglePlay

Recent Posts

Related Websites:

FacebookYouTubeLinkedin
Claim Your 20 Free Videos!

Claim Your 20 Free Videos!

Sign up to receive 20 videos and a 26 page eBook for FREE! You will learn essential strategies that help you rapidly overcome negative thinking and build an unstoppable positive state-of-mind!

null
Negative Self-Talk Eliminator

Categories

Your Goals Need to be Meaningful

00:00 / 04:12

The Practice of Happiness
The Dozen Core Components To Creating Abundant Happiness (Part 4 of 14)


(…continued from last week)

Goals & Purpose

The Mayo Clinic went on to say that for greater happiness we have to find our purpose. People who strive for goals, they have a mission, they have a purpose, they have a reason to be alive. Whether it’s growing a garden, doing a good job at work, raising a family, growing spiritually, enhancing your community – those types of individuals are happier than those who don’t have such aspirations.

In a Sanskrit poem called “Salutations to the Dawn” the ending of it says, “Yesterday is already a dream and tomorrow only a vision, but today well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope.”

Find purpose. Move toward that purpose. Carry it with you in every word you say, in every action you take. Having goals provides a sense of direction, it gives us targets. It bolsters who we are so we achieve. It brings people together and helps us work as a community to achieve those things that are beneficial.
Read more »




Express Your Gratitude

00:00 / 04:55

The Practice of Happiness
The Dozen Core Components To Creating Abundant Happiness (Part 3 of 14)


(…continued from last week)

The Appreciation Factor

Let people know you appreciate what they do. Let them know you’re glad they are part of your life. We all want to feel appreciated. When you tell those people who invest time, energy, and love into you, that you appreciate them it enriches both of you.

Which leads us to another point. The Mayo Clinic said we need to find way to express gratitude.

Gratitude is more than just saying thanks. It’s an openness. It’s a sense of wonder. It’s a sense of newness. It’s like saying “Yes!” to something. It’s a thankfulness for what you’re receiving from life, from work, from people. It’s feeling that positive warm feeling inside and sharing it. It’s very easy to go through life without recognizing your good fortune. Often it takes a serious illness, a loss of some kind, a tragic event to jolt people into appreciating the good things they have.
Read more »




Who Would You Rather Be Around?

00:00 / 04:44

The Practice of Happiness
The Dozen Core Components To Creating Abundant Happiness (Part 2 of 14)


(…continued from last week)

Only Partially Situational

The Mayo Clinic said that only a small percentage of people’s reports of happiness can be explained by their situation. It really seems that the majority is determined by their personality, and more importantly, by their thinking patterns and their behaviors, by what they’re doing and those things can be changed. So you can learn how to be happy, or you can at least learn how to be happier.

Though you may have thought (as many people do) happiness comes from being rich, or from being beautiful, or handsome, or having no stress, or being able to do whatever you want, whenever you want the reality is that the people who have wealth, who are the most beautiful or the most handsome, who have no stress, whose life is just a piece of cake, on average are not any happier than those people who don’t have all that stuff!
Read more »




Start Being Happy Now

00:00 / 05:15

The Practice of Happiness
The Dozen Core Components To Creating Abundant Happiness (Part 1 of 14)


Happiness is something that often people strive for. They seek, they hunt, and they find nothing. The reason is, happiness can’t be found. Happiness is….

It exists in side of you right this moment, but there are things that you can do to make it better. People strive to find and keep it, even when it seems to be so elusive. Being happy does not just mean feeling contented all the time, feeling joyful, having a positive sense, meaning and fulfilment within you – no one really is happy all the time.
Read more »




Build A New Life Today!

No More Excuses!
Controlling Your Destiny by Overcoming Excuses That Block Your Success (Part 9 of 9)

Order this entire audio program and transcript.


(…continued from last week)

Choose your Reality Carefully

As I was preparing this program a couple of quotes that align with proactiveness, with the ‘no excuses’ mindset, with the champion’s mindset came to me. I collect quotes. I have hundreds and hundreds of them. I have books of quotes. I really like quotes.

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale said, “A positive thinker does not refuse to recognize the negative, he refuses to dwell on it.” Positive thinking is a form of thought which habitually looks for the best results even in the worst conditions.
Read more »




Get Over Your Negative Crap!

No More Excuses!
Controlling Your Destiny by Overcoming Excuses That Block Your Success (Part 8 of 9)

Order this entire audio program and transcript.


(…continued from last week)

Use your Mind Body Connection

Dr. Carl Simonton spent his life assisting cancer patients by teaching them how to use the power of their mind-body connection to beat cancer.

He said the two most detrimental emotions, the ones that get in the way of beating cancer, are anger and worry. He talks about this in some depth in the groundbreaking book he wrote 30+ years ago, Getting Well Again. If you’ve never read it, read it. It applies to all of us.

He talks about cancer; he focuses on that because he’s an oncologist. But the principles apply to heart disease, to staying healthy, to getting through having the cold or flu, it applies to your health overall.

I once heard Dr. Simonton discuss how the fight or flight chemicals that are released when you’re angry or afraid, when you’re worried, anxious, under pressure block the chemicals that heal you and the hormones that support health, longevity and energy. Dr. Simonton went on to say it’s crucial that we give-up worry and anger.
Read more »




If You Don’t Make a Choice – They Will!

No More Excuses!
Controlling Your Destiny by Overcoming Excuses That Block Your Success (Part 7 of 9)

Order this entire audio program and transcript.


(…continued from last week)

You Make The Choice

There is no more self-empowering statement than, “I did this because I chose to do this.”

Write this down and put this in multiple places so you think and say it over and over. “I did this because I chose to do this.”

It’s not good or bad, it is not right or wrong. Just ‘I did it because that’s what I decided to do’. Own it. Step up to it. It was your decision, right or wrong—your decision. You did it because you decided to do it.

How would you like to live longer? How would you like to have more energy and look the way you really want to look? It really isn’t that tough. It might be a bit of a challenge but it really isn’t as hard as a lot of people think it is. There are a few things you need to do. You need to have reasonable nutrition. Not perfect, just reasonable.
Read more »




Don’t Be a Victim of Your Own Mind!

No More Excuses!
Controlling Your Destiny by Overcoming Excuses That Block Your Success (Part 6 of 9)

Order this entire audio program and transcript.


(…continued from last week)

When you think about that magic vase, go find yourself a mentor. Somebody who can help you grow that skill.

Plan your next step. Learn. Listen to CDs. Read articles. Watch videos. Take the information and apply it. Take the information you get from friends, mentors, study, your mastermind group and help yourself move up to a whole other level.

What is one simple action you could do today to move you further down the path of action to achieving your goals?

Then, what could you do tomorrow? Could you take one more action? And what about the day after that, one more action? And the day after that another, and another and another? No more excuses. You start making a plan. You see where you want to go. You begin to build the steps and then you take the action. Today, tomorrow and the day after.
Read more »