The Law of Least Effort

I Think About You And Me

I keep reminding you of thinking time, and you probably think: “I read that already a few times. Why are you bothering me with the same issue again and again?” –  “Well, I Think About You And Me.”

And there is more to think about than you might expect:

  1. Did you do your thinking time today, yesterday and the day before?
  2. Could you come up with some new questions?
  3. Did you do your thinking time perfectly?

I Think About You And Me, so let’s look at it in detail:

1. Did you do your thinking time today, yesterday and the day before?

I Think About You And MeSee, it is good that I keep reminding you. You didn’t build a habit yet, which is usually the case after 3-4 weeks of daily repetition. Probably you are not there, yet. But it is not a long way that requires discipline (= self-love) to get there. My reminders shall help you through this first month. Then the habit will make you do it automatically by yourself on 6 out of 7 days. On the 7th day, you still need a kick in your ass, as a reminder. Or you just take the deserved break from it. How about reading your answers on the seventh day, and ticking those answers, which you already implemented in your life? And celebrate your success!

2. I Think About You And Me: Did you come up with some new questions?

Who asks better questions get better answers! So when I Think About You And Me, I want to encourage you to spend some thinking time on better or modified questions.

For example, you might modify the question:

  • What would I do today if I died tomorrow?

like this:

  • What would I do this week, if I died next week?
  • Or what would I do this month, if I died next month?
  • You might even go for the long run: What would I do this year, if I died next year?

Just reading this, you can already feel the power of the different perspective! So go and change your questions to whatever serves you best.

3. I Think About You And Me: Did you do your thinking time perfectly?

Thinking time is not about a perfect process, even if I keep describing the process mostly. It is about effectiveness. Effectiveness is measured by results.

So the question when I Think About You And Me is:

  • Which of the ideas, actions, efforts, habits, … I was thinking about, are showing the biggest progress towards my dreams and targets?

Most people tend to do things perfectly. I know what I am talking about, I am German! Perfectionism is a stereotype of Germans (Japanese and Singaporeans, as well ;-). This is a wonderful thing in developing great products, but it is a burden in terms of effectiveness!

Once again: Thinking time is about producing results, with the actions you take based on it:

“Effectiveness” is NOT Efficiency

Doing your thinking time-efficient would mean, you get it done in the shortest time thinkable: zero time. Nothing would be worse than that!

If I Think About You And Me, we should rather think about effectiveness:

Which of my ideas, actions, efforts, habits, … are showing NO results towards my dreams and targets? And as a consequence: Get rid of those tasks. Thinking about this for one hour, to finding only one thing, which keeps you busy for 30 minutes a day, and which creates no progress. This would be wonderful. Even if you lose half an hour on the first day, it will save you 3.5 hours a week. If you subtract the invested hour of thinking time, you still gained 2.5 hours. This is a return on investment of 250%  already within the first week. Oh, women, I would love to have a savings account like that! Did you get no ideas, how to save 30 minutes a day?

I Think About You, so let me inspire you:

  • Sleeping time
  • Transferring tasks to kids, partner, friends, assistants, cooking, GO-JEK services like a car wash, cleaning, shopping, …
  • Listen to learning programs (audiobooks) during driving
  • Modeling ideas instead of reinventing everything yourself
  • Stop watching television, some people may save 1 to 4 hours a day!
  • Avoid traveling by car during peak traffic, by scheduling your dates and working time around it.

BTW – When I Think About You: Personal development is, to have better communication with yourself. And your thinking-time is pure conscious communication with yourself! If you do not have anything to think about, just answer those questions as today’s thinking time:

Your Expectations About Vitality4Happiness

At this point, I want to honor and express my gratitude to everybody, who already answered my questions of the survey! If you have not done so yet, go and serve me with something to think about: And

Answer The F***ing Questions

There is a 93% chance, that YOU have NOT done so, yet. How do I know? I count the number of answers I already got, and I counted how many people I asked to answer the questions. Answering them shows your commitment. To be honest: If you are not committed, you might at least think, if you belong in this group. So show your commitment, or you want to leave the

Mastermind

Thank you for your commitment!

 

Now Return to Day 11 of Your Abundance Challenge – The Law of Least Effort

Day 11 for Your Abundance Challenge – The Law of Least Effort

Vital and happy regards
Klaus Forster

I Dreamed a Dream

I Dreamed a Dream: Speed vs. Direction

Most of the time we are in a hurry to make faster progress

I dreamed a dream, but in which direction am I running?

Often we consider speed as more essential than direction. If speed is more quintessential than direction, we most likely will be ending up earlier in a situation we don’t want! That’s why I keep doing the following exercise over and over again, on average about once a month.

“What is the target you really want to reach?”

You might think: “I dreamed a dream”, but be honest with yourself, dig deeper into what is missing the most in your life, what do you dream of? Make your dream bigger, make it amazingly big. Imagine your dream in blooming colors, turn it into a target by writing it down as precise as possible, be specific, put a date, a value, numbers, and facts to it to turn it into a target, because dreams are fiction, targets are a fixed point. The sharper your description is, the better it guides you toward its way.

To do so, put yourself in a cozy position. Have something ready to write it down, listen to some inspiring music or choose complete quietness. If it helps you to think freely, choose a point with a good view into the distance, over the ocean, which represents your future, e.g. at the beach, from a balcony, a mountain, an elevated outlook point, …

Give yourself as much time as it needs, at least one hour on your own. There is no rush to find your target. Think, imagine, and write it down, keep on writing until you cannot describe it any more precise and blooming. If you think you are finished, ask yourself:

“And what do I want beyond that?”

Write it all down. Writing it in the mobile phone notes app works the best for me, because I have it always with me, and I can re-read it each time I am relaxing, want to refocus or when I have the feeling I might get off track. Additionally, I can re-edit it,  to increase its attractiveness by describing it even more blooming and colorful. By doing so I stay focused and my fix point becomes more energy.

I am not promising you that just thinking about it will bring your there, you got to take action! Just running without a target lets you run very efficiently in circles, never bringing you to the point where you want to be. But taking action after thinking about your dream and focusing on your target, helps you to take more effective steps.


Nor I promise you that you will have the everlasting ultimate pleasure of achieving your target. But the good news is:

You shall have a lot of fun already on the way
because happiness is based on growth!

 

 

Now Return to Day 11 of Your Abundance Challenge – The Law of Least Effort

Day 11 for Your Abundance Challenge – The Law of Least Effort

Vital and happy regards
Klaus Forster

The Law of Karma For Entrepreneurs

Law of Karma For Confeneurs = Conscious Female Entrepreneurs

What is the meaning of the Law of Karma

for Confeneurs = Conscious Female Entrepreneurs?

The Law of Giving and Receiving For Entrepreneurs

This audio is, to understand the law of Karma for Entrepreneurs better. So, listen to this passage from Deepak Chopra’s Book the 7 Spiritual Laws of Success.

The simplified Law of Karma for Conscious Female Entrepreneurs is to

  • Choose your actions and reactions consciously
  • Take full responsibility for the results of your choices, and
  • Give yourself more time between cause and reaction for active thinking time
  • in which you to listen to your inner voice to make better choices.

To apply the Law of Karma as an Entrepreneur best possible, you need to

Schedule your entrepreneurial thinking time to estimate the outcome

For example, how to utilize your strengths in your business. So, you need to know your strengths. Do some analysis about it:

https://vitality4happiness.com/what-are-your-strengths/

Now, return to Task 10

 

Resources for Confeneurs about the Law of Karma

Free downloads of the 7 Spiritual Laws of Karma are available from:

Law of Kama

What are your strengths?

Think about the successes you achieved in your life, for which you used your strengths. Find out from which strengths you did benefit over and over again?

It sounds like a simple question but is usually hard to answer. Because you achieve results with ease by utilizing them. People around see that much easier.

What are your strengths?

What are your strengths?

Join Jenny’s Daily Habits Challenge

Jenny Verano, a member of our mastermind group, came up with some very good thoughts and questions about this:

I have learned that to achieve your major goal one thing you can do is write the goal as a question and then come up with at least 20 more questions around the subject. The answers to those questions will give you focus on the path you need to follow to achieve your major goal.

You can use mine as an example:

My goal, written as a question, is: How can I triple my income?

Below you can see 20 more questions derived from that goal to help me gain clarity on how to achieve it.

Thinking time about your strengths:

  1. How can I save more money?
  2. What skill do I need to develop to triple my income?
  3. How can I be more productive?
  4. What new habits do I need to build to become excellent in my work?
  5. Who I need to associate with?
  6. Who I need to distance from?
  7. How can I manage my time more effectively?
  8. What shall I stop doing?
  9. What do I need to learn to move closer to my goal?
  10. Who do I need to meet?
  11. Which things do I need to prioritize or do more?
  12. What personality traits I need to develop or acquire?
  13. What shall I do in my spare time to move closer to my goal?
  14. Where can I find people that have already achieved what I want?
  15. How can I meet people to learn from?
  16. What should I think about most of the time?
  17. How can I make more conscious choices?
  18. What limiting beliefs do I need to eliminate?
  19. What can I do to start thinking like I already have it all?
  20. How can I give more and love more?

Find 20 questions that will lead you to your big goal in life!

Use the Mental Strength 8-week training to help you deal with your specific fears.

Mental Strength Training – 8-Weeks To Turn Angst And Fears Into Gold

Now Return to Day 10 of Your Abundance Challenge – The Law of Kama

Day 10 for Your Abundance Challenge – The Law of Karma

Like Heat Turns Ice Into Water,
Gratitude Turns Fear Into Abundance!

Vital and happy regards
Klaus Forster

The law of giving

Self Limiting Beliefs – How to Overcome a Self Limiting Belief

Our brains are full of Self Limiting Beliefs.

How to identify them and get the Self Limiting Beliefs out of your mind?

Escape

Awareness is always the first step Overcoming Self Limiting Beliefs

And then it hurts! Why?

Because learning always goes in 4 steps:

  1. Unconscious Incompetence: I don’t know, that I don’t know – being stupid, but still happy
  2. Conscious Incompetence: I am aware that I don’t know (growth pain)
  3. Conscious Competence: I learned my lesson and can apply it, if I concentrate on it
  4. Unconscious Competence: I have embodied it and I do it automatically

Getting awareness is the step from

Unconscious Incompetence to Conscious Incompetence

But you ask the right questions:

1. How to overcome fear created by Self Limiting Beliefs?

Why Gratitude?

If you already write your gratitude journal every day, you are already on a good track. If not join the Gratitude Challenge and start training this new habit today!

2. What do I need to learn to Overcoming Self Limiting Beliefs?

Find a way to replace a limiting belief with a helpful one: Tell yourself exactly the opposite of it to overwrite it. One needs to replace it. Because only deleting it hardly ever works. Just try strop drinking, smoking, eating unhealthy food. There is hardly a chance to succeed if one does not replace it with a new pleasant habit.
The new beneficial belief can be programmed in your subconscious mind e.g. with incantations:

Incantations or Affirmations – Prime Your Mind With an Incantation

Another possibility is mind storming: Write the new belief on a paper and write below it:
1.
2.
3.
… all the way to
50.
And find 50 examples, stories, ideas, … that prove that the new beneficial belief is correct. That can take a week or two. And that is good! Because it keeps your mind focussed for a long time on the new belief until your subconscious does not doubt it anymore. So it will attract more of it in the future.

3. How to manage the growth-pain while Overcoming Self Limiting Beliefs?

The pain is not pleasant, but it is a strong driver to get you going. But in the long run, you need pleasure to keep you on track and to enjoy your journey.

Experience More Happiness

See what Brian Tracy recommends for it.

Any other ideas are more than welcome. Please use the comments below to share your thoughts!

Now Return to Day 9 of Your Abundance Challenge – The Law of Giving

Day 9 for Your Abundance Challenge – The Law of Giving

Vital and happy regards
Klaus Forster