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THE INGREDIENTS TO ABUNDANCE

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“The groundwork to abundance is right thinking.”

There is a simple inner recipe to manifest “abundance.”  The recipe requires “Right thinking!”

The first ingredient to manifest abundance is right thinking. You must know without a shadow of a doubt that abundance is yours. You are entitled to abundance! Abundance is yours for the asking! GOD Created you with everything you need and want in abundance!

The second ingredient is to be convinced that “how” abundance is manifested into your life is none of your business.

Once the first 2 ingredients are solidified in your thinking, the next ingredient is to ask for what you want, describe the abundance you want to see in your life, world and affair.

The last and most important ingredient is Faith!  You must have Faith beyond a shadow of a doubt that the abundance you asked for is yours. You must feel the feeling you will have knowing that the abundance is already yours.

Allow your Faith to be activated and feel the feeling that you will have when your abundance is present. Activate your imagination!

As you work on your right thinking to lay your groundwork to your abundance, it is important that you keep in mind the details of your abundance is GOD’s job. You only need to ask, believe and relax, in other words, have FAITH.

If reading this recipe makes you feel hopeful but you have no idea where to start, email me for a FREE 20 minute Life Coaching session: niecatlifecoach@yahoo.com.

Coach Arthur, Certified Professional Life Coach
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“Five ways to Raise a Grateful child”

Every parent wants the best for their children. Ideally, every parent wants their children to be happy, healthy and grateful. As a matter of fact, research indicates that modern families classify “gratitude as one of the traits of a healthy family.
It is easy and natural to teach children to say “thank you,” but the challenge is to teach them the feeling of gratitude. The benefits of having a thankful heart and living in a manner where being thankful is a way of life is ideally what every family should strive for. Raising children who live in a thankful state will create individuals who will experience stronger social relationships, life satisfaction, stronger psycholigical well being as well as overall good health.
Gratitude is more than just saying thank you. Gratitude is not just a behavior. Gratitude is an internal experience. According to a research study done in Raising Grateful Children, there is a four-part model of gratitude that concentrates on the items that people give us. The four parts are: analyzing why the items were given, connecting receiving gifts to the feeling it creates, having appreciation for the gift received and showing appreciation for the gift received. The game plan for assuring your child develops heartfelt gratitude is to begin the habit of engaging the 4 parts of the gratitude model, NOTICE-THINK-FEEL-DO. Below are five strategies to foster gratitude within children.
MODEL THANFULNESS
Parents who are grateful daily for the trivial things have children who develop a grateful attitude. As a matter of fact, parents who demonstrate a grateful attitude daily have a higher chance to demonstrate parenting behaviors that foster gratitude. An ideal practice would be to model gratitude by expressing appreciation. Parents should also consider the benefits their children will acquire by seeing them model the NOTICE-THINK-FEEL-DO attributes of gratefulness. These internal behaviors can simply be implemented by sharing thoughts of gratitude out loud.

EMBED IT
The decision a parent makes on what type of environment or niches they create for their children is vital on creating an attitude of gratitude. The niches parents create such as afterschool activity to the playground they choose to spend time should be guided by the goal which is creating an attitude of gratitude. Research confirms that parents who choose activities for their children that instill gratitude create children with grateful hearts. This is vital because it gives parents the tools to affect the children’s attitude of gratitude. Parents should be mindful of the environment they select for their children. There should be a balance in activities that foster healthy bodies and competition and activities which engage children in civic engagement and community service. When parent make a conscious effort of creating children with grateful hearts, the choices made of where time will be spent benefit the children in several ways.

TALK ABOUT IT WHEN IT IS THERE
Parents should take advantage of moments when their children share gratitude as “teachable moments.” Using open-ended questions will allow children to remember grateful experiences with greater details.
TALK ABOUT IT WHEN IT IS NOT THERE
The study found that parents found it challenging to speak with their children about times when they were not grateful. When the children missed an opportunity to share gratefulness, when they showed entitlement or simply missed the opportunity to experience gratitude the parent may feel upset, can be embarrassed and discouraged. The question is how does a parent keep their cool and help children to use these challenging situations as a learning opportunity? In order for parents to speak to their children about missed opportunities for gratitude, parents need to start by using the same conversational skills when talking about times of gratitude. Listening carefully to children’s experiences of these moments, through open-ended child-centered conversation, may provide parents with clues as to what is getting in the way of their children experiencing gratitude. Are they making assumptions about how a gift came their way? Are they focusing on something else in the moment that is important to them and distracting them? Do they not yet have the skill of seeing the situation from someone else’s perspective? These are questions that parents need to ponder if faced with this challenge.
By first learning about how children see these moments, parents may gain new insights into how to get these moments back on track and help children to catch opportunities for gratitude when they come along.
REPEAT IT OFTEN
To become proficient at anything, one needs practice, reflection and time to become an expert at the skill. Is challenging for children to analyze gifts received through thoughts and feelings since it demands for them to depend upon other-focused developmental skills such as perspective and empathy. As children’s brains mature and they practice gratitude, the skills become easier. They become proficient in learning to make the connection between thoughts and feelings and this practice becomes a lifelong skill that everyone uses over their life time. As children get older, their opportunities to experience gratitude attitude increases. Children who can develop the skill to receive the gift behind the gift are in a better position to experience gratitude in a deeper manner and by developing this skill they are able to express gratitude to others in a deeper level.

The research to teach parents how to develop children with grateful hearts is vast. Reading all the advice can become really overwhelming to parents. Take it one day at a time, and if support is what you need, in order to be proficient at teaching your children how to live a grateful life, email me for a FREE 20 minute Life Coaching session: niecatlifecoach@yahoo.com

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/five_ways_to_raise_a_grateful_child
The GGSC’s coverage of gratitude is sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation as part of our Expanding Gratitude project.

Ten Strategies to Raising Children

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As per the Center for parenting, there are ten key strategies to raising children. Below you can read and share this blog with others.

  1.  Children thrive BEST in a home filled with respect and LOVE. The respect must be a 2 way street. Parents must respect their children and children must do the same.
  2. It is important that parents listen to their children. Listen with a quite non-judgmental ear as your children share their feelings and thoughts.
  3. The main emphasis should be what is good and positive about your children.
  4. Allow your children to learn and do tasks for themselves.
  5. Be cognizant of what your children can accomplish based on their age, maturity and skill level. Celebrate their accomplishments!
  6. Be “consistent!” Do what you say you are going to do.
  7. Do not become physical, emotionally or mentally abusive.
  8. Admit when you make mistakes. Be aware of your mistakes and teach your children that mistakes have lessons within them to be learned.
  9. Behave how you expect your children to behave.
  10. Laughter is the BEST medicine. Make sure your home is filled with a sense of humor.

Need assistance becoming a BETTER parent? Email me for a FREE 20 minute Life Coaching session: niecatlifecoach@yahoo.com

http://centerforparentingeducation.org/

Coach Arthur
Certified Professional Life Coach
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No one can be you but You!!

You are the BEST

When speaking spiritually, there is no competition! No one can be who you are a Destined to be. There is no competition to be you. No one else can be you as well as you can. You are made in the image and likeness of GOD and you are a unique expression of the Mind of GOD! Your place in the universe is secured. There is a major function which brings you to this earth plane and whatever it is, only YOU can do it! You are the ONLY person who can be the BEST at being you!

It is a humble experience to think that GOD place you here for such a time as this. This is not arrogance, this is TRUTH! Your main objective in life is to actualize your own potential.

Your assignment, should you choose to fulfill it, is to become who GOD created you to be and to become. Your objective is to be the person you are capable of being. This is your starting line in order to be open and receptive to bringing forth your kindness, your positivity, your vulnerability and your availability to do life to your highest potential.

Need assistance being the best you that you can be?  Email me for a FREE 20 minute Life Coaching session: niecatlifecoach@yahoo.com

A Year of Miracles: Daily Devotions and Reflections –   Day 340; by: Marianne Williamson

Coach Arthur
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I Declare

Dear Clients:

I declare that I will use my expertise, my actions and my words to bless you. I will assist you by writing a vision statement with your own words that will bring you favor in your life, world and affairs.

I will assist you so you can call out your Greatness. I will do this with you, by showing you your innate ability to be “Proud of YourSelf, to LOVE YourSelf and to nurture YourSelf.

I am committed to assist so in believing in YourSelf and your dreams. I will work with fidelity to assure You learn to navigate your True Self. Your TRUE Self  is amazing, talented and beautiful.  I am committed to assist you in believing in YourSelf and Your dreams.I will partner with You in agreement that you will do GREAT things in life. This is my declaration to You, My Dear client.

Dear Client you are coachable, you are eager to be BETTER and you have no problem compensating me for how GREAT your life will be! I ONLY work with individuals that want to change!

Email me: niecatlifecoach@yahoo.com

I Declare – 31 Promises to speak over your life by Joel Osteen – day 14

Coach Arthur
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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 35 trips to carry that many people.

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Recipe to foster Your Children’s Self Esteem

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Is True that children do not come with an instructional manual, however, with that being said, we are more prepared than our parents ever were to raise children with a healthy self esteem and self worth.

To achieve this objective there are certain strategies that MUST be put into place in our daily parenting journey. Below are 11 strategies that will guarantee our children do not need to have therapy during their later years! 🙂

  1. Our Children came from us, however, they are here to serve their own given GOD Purpose. We MUST allow them their space in order to become who GOD created them to be. Showing them unconditional LOVE, and accepting them, teaches them that it is safe to be who GOD created them to be!
  2. Having Honest conversations with our children go a long way. Speak to your children about EVERYTHING based on their age. Teach them about your bills, your budget, your childhood, your teen years.
  3. Use your experiences so that they understand that you are not from Mars. You have to speak to them, not in judgement, not preaching, not lecturing, but have honest communications about feelings and aspirations.
  4. Teach them that an ATM machine is not a magical box and that groceries, gas, clothing, extracurricular activities cost! Show them the value of a dollar. Teach them to make a budget. 
  5. Choose to take the time to LISTEN! No matter what you hear, try your BEST not to use judging words! Listen and then, go to the bathroom or your room and scream, but DO NOT allow your children to feel you are condemning them for sharing their experiences with you!
  6. Consequences are needed in your child’s life! Consequences is a better word than punishment as punishment has a negative connotation. At this time is when I tell you no spanking, however, I am not totally convinced that no spanking is the way to go, so I shall leave it as food for thoughts! The bottom line is that boundaries have to be set and your child MUST know when you are serious and when negotiations can take place. 
  7. Become your child’s greatest “ADVOCATE!” Encourage your child to do what they are passionate about and support them! Become that “soccer MOM,” Drama Dad.”
  8. Act as you say! Look at your behavior, are you acting in a way that would be pleasing to you if you saw your child acting in that manner? The days of “do as I do and not as I say” are gone! We have to be responsible to be life models for our children. 
  9. Do not bully your children! Do not call them names! Do not make fun of them! ALWAYS validate their feelings. 
  10. Having fun is a positive way to deal with Life! Humor is healthy! Remember, humor at the expense of your child is not acceptable!
  11. Make it a priority to learn what makes your child tick! Learn each developmental stage your child is going through and the BEST strategies to assist in this development. If you need assistance with these 11 steps, do not hesitate to email me, niecatlifecoach@yahoo.com for a FREE 20 minute Parent Life Coaching session.

The Center for Parenting Education, The Parenting Tip – “High self-esteem is not noisy conceit. It is a quiet sense of self-respect, a feeling of self-worth.”

Wise Parenting,

Coach Arthur

Certified Professional Life Coach

http://www.niecatlifecoach@yahoo.com

Happy New Year in July!

It is ALWAYS  a good day to begin again!

 

Take a Life Inventory, think about what your New Year Resolutions were for 2014!1688378_701678123210038_770706810_n

 

How are you doing?

 

Are you on target with your New Year Resolutions?

 

Are you satisfied with your progress?

 

What can you do different to make a positive impact in your life, world and affairs for the rest of the year?

 

Do you want to become more focused on your goals?

 

Do you need assistance keeping YourSelf motivated?

 

Do you think you would be a good candidate for Life Coaching?

 

If you want to explore the benefits of Life Coaching, send me an email, niecatlifecoach@yahoo.com for a FREE 20 minute Life Coaching session!

 


Happy New Year!

Happy New You!

Coach Arthur

Certified Professional Life Coach

 

 

Learn from Failure

Failure

Failure is not an option!

A perceived failure can only be described as such if the lesson is not learned. 

When we choose to learn humility, forgiveness, depth of reflection and better decision making skills, then, we have not failed.
Once a lesson is learned, it cannot possibly be a failure.

Everything happens for a reason and everything happens for our Highest Good! GOD is in the Business of Our Highest good. Therefore, if it happens and we learn the lesson, then, we can name the situation good and very good. 

The people that we admire and those we call GREAT have experienced situations that can be described as failures. What is the difference between them and a regular person?
They have made a conscious decision to dig deep within themselves and find the strength to get back up. 

If a situation is in front of Us, is because we have everything within us to be successful, therefore it cannot be a failure.

Life is a “Thinking Thing” and failure is not a thought that should be an option!

A Year of Miracles, Daily Devotions and Reflections by Marianne Williamson

Day 186 – Today I choose to learn from my failures

Here is to Success,

Coach Arthur

Certified Professional Life Coach

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Exercise Your Imagination

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In the book “Ask & It Is Given” Esther & Jerry Hicks explains how essential it is to use your imagination.

Imagination according to the dictionary means: the faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses.
if you think about it, that is the same definition of Faith. Faith is being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it (www.biblegateway.com).The way I see it, using our imagination is using our Faith.

According to the book instead of living in the present and worry about what you don’t want, they offer an alternative! Think about what you want! Think about how you want the situation to go. Once you think about it, notice the feeling you have while you are thinking about it. At you smiling? Are you feeling good about the thoughts that are crossing your mind? According to the book, if you think of a specific thought for 17 seconds, other thoughts of like mind will come to play. That 17 minutes will become longer and longer until you are exercising your Faith/Imagination faculty without even noticing it.

Try it! I find myself much happier as I use my Faith/Imagination Faculty to think and feel about how I want to see my life. The BEST part? I am manifesting some GREAT things in my life!

If you want to learn how to exercise your Faith/Imagination Faculty inbox me for a 20 minute FREE Life Coaching Session!

I Am Imagination,

Coach Arthur
Certified Professional Life Coach
http://www.niecatlifecoaching.com