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Sr. Francis of Assisi

The prayer of St. Francis of Assisi is a life changing mantra that aligns your heart, mind, body, and soul.

This prayer can be utilised to overcome heart ache, addictions, and even influence the success of your business.

Forgive those who have hurt you, ask for forgiveness from those who you have hurt.

Develop the divine will to overcome your bad habits.

Bless your business, your clients, and your employees.

For best results – repeat morning and evening

 

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

Where there is injury, pardon;

Where there is doubt, faith;

Where there is despair, hope;

Where there is darkness, light;

Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,

grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;

to be understood, as to understand;

to be loved, as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive.

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,

and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

Amen.

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At the age of 34, Tommy Haas is the oldest man in the TOP 50 of Tennis. Truly given his resilience, age is nothing but a number.

Click to read more about Tommy Haas and his comeback.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/30/sports/tennis/tommy-haas-falls-to-david-ferrer-at-sony-open.html?_r=0

Here’s what your daily allowance actually looks like.
Inspired by this post: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-does-200…

(Source: Huffington Post)

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ChangeyourLens

 Our senses connect us to the world we live in.

Our beliefs and values define our place in the world.

When we change our inner values and beliefs.

We perceive the world to be a different place.

By changing our lens, we change our response, we change our life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If you are an advanced practitioner of meditation or even a beginner – a great approach to making your

Meditation Tipspractice more rich and worthwhile is to do the following before you meditate.

1. Write down 5 things that you are grateful for in your life today.

2. Write down 3 people who have hurt you.

3. Write down 3 people who you have hurt.

So how does this help?

By expressing gratitude for what you have in your life – instantly your more relaxed and your heart chakra opens up. An open heart chakra is vital for peace of mind, health, and even financial success.

By writing down 3 people who have hurt you – you identify the emotional hurt and begin to neutralise it by writing it down on paper. Just by writing down the name of the person – the intensity of the pain will reduce.

When you write down 3 people who you have hurt – you realise that just as someone hurt you – you have also hurt others. The best way to be forgiven is to forgive others.

By taking the time to do these 3 simple time-in’s you will achieve much more in your meditations and accelerate your growth in all areas of your life.

Every body say OM

Keep blazing your own trail and see you on the road!

 

 

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and Prosperous 2012.

As we close 2011 and start 2012, I just wanted to share our top 10 learning’s for 2011. After all, we are here to grow

#10. Adding Value.

You need to add value to succeed in business . The lives of people you work with need to be significantly lifted with your services. Going into 2012, we are going to ramp up our delivery to add outrageous value to the people who rely on us.

#9. What worked in the past, may not necessarily work in the future.

What worked in the past may not work in the future. All strategies have an expiry date and its key to be flexible enough to change rapidly. Not being able to switch strategies on the fly is like getting stuck in the mud. For 2012 we are going to listen more carefully to what people are saying and not saying.

#8. Best things in Life are Free, but wait a moment.

As the saying goes, best things in life are free, but the biggest learning has been that it’s good to give things for free but not everyone appreciates it. For 2012 we will continue to do our charitable work but will focus more on the people who appreciate our work.

#7. Be ready to move, time is precious.

If your environment is not conducive to your growth then don’t waste time trying to change people – change yourself. For 2012, we are going to reach out to the people who really need our services.

#6. Different strokes for different folks.

Our clients perceive us in different ways and we need to be flexible enough to meet their needs. One size does not fit all. For 2012 we are going to focus on the core needs of our varied client base.

#5. Accurate Perception.

To be honest with yourself is probably one of the hardest things to do. It is so vital to look and perceive things as they are – not worse than they are and not better.  But as they are. Being true to yourself can save you a lot of wastage and emotional leakage. For 2012 we are going to look at things more objectively.

#4. Stop the (Time) Leaks.

You got to do things when they need to be done. Spending time with family, working, calling your clients all need to be done when they need to be done. When we don’t do stick to our plans we have spillage and things flowing into each other Like a big mash up ultimately limiting your effectiveness as an individual and a business

#3. Sharpening the Saw takes Time – but don’t spend all your time doing just that.

Sometimes we need to sharpen the axe before we chop the tree! Sometimes the preparation might take longer than you might have planned – but that’s okay – as long as you get down to work and make it happen. For 2012 – our axe / saw is ready to go!

#2. Live Mindfully.

Your energy is directly proportional to your success. Developing detailed mindfulness about what picks you up & what takes you down mentally, emotionally, physically, or spiritually is the key to unlocking your potential in your health, relationships, and financial success.
Taking it a step further – develop the daily rituals that keep the heart, mind, body, & soul clean and aligned. For 2012 – it starts with us to make sure we are in peak states to deliver peak solutions.

#1. Enjoy the relationships – Enjoy the Journey – Enjoy Yourself.

At the end of the day – it’s about enjoying the journey and doing your duty – especially for the ones who depend on you. building and enhancing their relationships Life is too short but love lasts for generations! For 2012  & beyond we are going to focus on building relationships and nurture them with appreciation and gratitude.

This is what we learned in 2012 – what are your learning’s. Take some time and note them down to make sure you learned your lessons in 2011.

Keep blazing your own trail,

Rishabh

(CEO & Founder, Soul Rider)

 

 

Article Available on http://www.inc.com/ilya-pozin/7-things-highly-productive-people-do.html

7 things highly productive people do

 

You probably don’t want to admit it but you love distractions. In fact, just like monkeys, you get a shot of dopamine every time something pulls you in another direction. Why do you think you check your email so much?

Want to be more productive and get your focus back? There are no secret tricks here… do one thing at a time. Stop multitasking—it’s just another form of distraction.

Easier said than done, I know.

Recently I sat down with Tony Wong, a project management blackbelt whose client list includes Toyota, Honda, and Disney, to name a few. He’s an expert in keeping people on task, so I thought he’d be a good person to ask.

Here are his tips for staying productive:

  1. Work backwards from goals to milestones to tasks. Writing “launch company website” at the top of your to-do list is a sure way to make sure you never get it done. Break down the work into smaller and smaller chunks until you have specific tasks that can be accomplished in a few hours or less: Sketch a wireframe, outline an introduction for the homepage video, etc. That’s how you set goals and actually succeed in crossing them off your list.
  2. Stop multi-tasking. No, seriously—stop. Switching from task to task quickly does not work. In fact, changing tasks more than 10 times in a day makes you dumber than being stoned. When you’re stoned, your IQ drops by five points. When you multitask, it drops by an average of 10 points, 15 for men, five for women (yes, men are three times as bad at multitasking than women).
  3. Be militant about eliminating distractions. Lock your door, put a sign up, turn off your phone, texts, email, and instant messaging. In fact, if you know you may sneak a peek at your email, set it to offline mode, or even turn off your Internet connection. Go to a quiet area and focus on completing one task.
  4. Schedule your email. Pick two or three times during the day when you’re going to use your email. Checking your email constantly throughout the day creates a ton of noise and kills your productivity.
  5. Use the phone. Email isn’t meant for conversations. Don’t reply more than twice to an email. Pick up the phone instead.
  6. Work on your own agenda. Don’t let something else set your day. Most people go right to their emails and start freaking out. You will end up at inbox-zero, but accomplish nothing. After you wake up, drink water so you rehydrate, eat a good breakfast to replenish your glucose, then set prioritized goals for the rest of your day.
  7. Work in 60 to 90 minute intervals. Your brain uses up more glucose than any other bodily activity. Typically you will have spent most of it after 60-90 minutes. (That’s why you feel so burned out after super long meetings.) So take a break: Get up, go for a walk, have a snack, do something completely different to recharge. And yes, that means you need an extra hour for breaks, not including lunch, so if you’re required to get eight hours of work done each day, plan to be there for 9.5-10 hours.

 

Ever wake up in the morning and tell yourself “One day – she will realize what she missed out on” or “when they see me drive by in my fancy new car- that will show them whose the daddy now” or when they see me with all this weight loss – they are going to regret having rejected me – and then I will reject them – ha ha hah (evil laugh)”

Now be honest – we all have had those thoughts – but what these thoughts are telling you is this

“YOU HAVE NOT FORGIVEN” “YOUR STILL HURTING” “YOUR STILL WANTING TO VALIDATE YOUR EXISTENCE” and the biggest one “YOUR LETTING SOMEONE ELSE RULE YOUR LIFE”

Take a moment – Think about it? If you are one of those who still has not forgiven – read on – if your one of those who thinks its good to hold that grudge against those that have wronged you – for you to function then you can go back and check out your foes on facebook.

We don’t realize how these thoughts limit our lives. When someone has hurt us – we tend to harbor that hurt for a very long time – and it affects us in different ways – from damaging our health – our balance – and even our future relationships – and ultimately our piece of Mind!

FACT: About 75% of people who are being treated for depression report physical symptoms, including pain. If pain can lead to emotional distress, the reverse is also true. source WebMD (Read article here)

Yes or Yes?

If your ready to move on – take charge and the best way to do that is to forgive – because truly – Forgiving – gives you a lot more in your life.

How to Forgive and Truly Forget

Step 1: Truly understand that your human – give yourself the permission to be human. This means to have the realization that we all make mistakes. Mistakes are a way for us to learn, grow and evolve. Without having an option to make mistakes, the power of invention would cease to exist. All the greatest inventors made enough mistakes to realize how not to do something. So go forth and make a lot of mistakes as long as you learn the lesson.

Step 2: Accept that even you have hurt others and perhaps the best way to be forgiven is by forgiving others. Just like – It is only by giving that one recieves – its also by forgiving that one is forgiven.

Step 3: Find Purpose & then Find Passion: One of the biggest things we can do to lead an emotionally healthy life is to lead a Life of Purpose. This means – doing things that are important for you. Choosing a career that fulfills your core needs and giving significance to the things that matter. In other words  – Get a Life.

Following these 3 simple steps – one should be able to move on. If your in London – come by and visit our weekly Sessions to help you do this.

All Executives, Entrepreneurs, Students, & Individuals are always finding ways to get their desired results.
One of the biggest breakthroughs in leading your organization in business, communicating in your relationships, or achieving a personal goal like weight loss – is to change your approach – and that is where the true power lies.

One Approach to Change your Approach

Much like seeing the “Glass Half Full or Half Empty”, or asking yourself “Not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country” (JFK) - it comes down to “Changing your Heart” – Connecting to your Intention – to focus on a higher purpose – your higher need that is being met when you deliver your service or message.

2 Reasons Why it Helps to Connect to Your Intention

1. Get Energized – By connecting to your intention, addressing your need, your shifting to a more powerful state of operation or modus operandi. This shift can be immediately noticed in your heart, mind, body, and soul allowing you to operate from a position of ….. well knowing that it just feels right.
2. Get Clarity – By connecting to your intention – you develop clarity as to why you are doing what your are doing? What does doing it – give you? That way you develop the wisdom to do things that are important to you and not because it only meets the needs of others.

So How to do Connect to Your Intention?

1. Sit or stand, relax, and breathe – inhale for 7 counts – hold for 1 count – exhale for 7 counts (Do this a few times until you feel your stomach and shoulders relax)

2. Ask yourself – Why are you doing what your doing?
Focus on the area around your stomach – try and identify the need that is being met when you do what you do.

Initially you may find it hard – but do it for a few days and automatically you will begin to develop that inner connection to your intention which will ultimately allow you to live a purposeful life.

Truly, when we change our heart, we change our energy, and that changes everything.

STATUTORY WARNING

“The knowledge you acquire by connecting to your intention and reviewing your actions – may cause some people to go into shock”

If your business is struggling - let us help you change your heart - so you can change everything.
Email: soulrider@soulrideruniversal.com

Most of us know Charlie Sheen - from Hot Shots, Platoon, Major League, Wall Street, and most recently Two and a Half Men.

From being a successful movie star to one of the highest paid actors on television – Charlie Sheen has also been in the press for the wrong reasons from drugs to prostitution to domestic violence.

As I watched the “Roast of Charlie Sheen” on Comedy Central, I realized that this guy has had one hell of a life – but whats remarkable is that Charlie loves his life. I am sure he has made his share of mistakes, has his regrets, but then again so do we have a back pack full of that stuff.

I just wanted to share 3 Things that inspired me most about Charlie Sheen’s life.

1. His Resilience – his ability to bounce back from the bottoms of the rock bottoms – from circumstances that would have most likely destroyed the lives of many of us. Divorces, Drug Rehab Programs, Failures, whatever you want to call them – from all of that to still be able to move forward shows a lot of resilience.

(Resilience to be the ability to bounce back in life, the boardroom and the bedroom :) )

2. True to himself – Charlie told his boss to “F%CK OFF’ in March of 2011. All of us at one point would have liked to tell our boss that too – but how many of us would ever do it.

That requires guts and a belief that no matter what happens – it will all be okay but its also important to connect to the unhappiness inside us and do something about it. When we are true to ourselves, we allow ourselves to embrace life.

3. Taking himself not too seriously.

To put yourself out there to be made fun of by the entire world at the Comedy Central Roast is a clear indicator that Charlie ain’t taking himself too seriously. Research has shown that just laughing at the situations we put ourselves into cultivates our capacity for happiness.

So if you want to change your life and get unstuck – try these 3 simple things.

1. Build Resilience – the ability to Bounce back from tough situations.
2. Be True to Yourself – Know what your values are, what you stand for, what you can live with, what you cant live without.
3. Don’t take yourself too seriously – life is short, try and live a life by doing Good Karma.

Thanks Charlie – for entertaining us over the years and now that you don’t have a job – Good Luck :)

See you on the road Charlie – keep blazing your own trail.

If you or anyone you know is stuck in your life – send us an email at soulrider@soulrideruniversal.com and let us support you in making the change you want to be.

This post is not a character analysis of Charlie but a simple observation on some of his traits, beliefs, or whatever you want to call them that can really enhance our life - if we chose to.

Click the link below to watch the ROAST OF CHARLIE SHEEN ON Comedy Network

http://watch.thecomedynetwork.ca/roasts/roast-of-charlie-sheen—uncut/#clip535562

 

 

Every now and then you come across a situation in life where whatever you say is misunderstood by the other person. This person could be a Friend, a Lover, or even a Colleague. What does one do? in such a situation.
Well since the intent of this space on the Soul Rider is to be used as a blog to post thoughts about relevant problems and situations and how to go about reaching a resolution that results in a win – win for all.. sounds easy – but sometimes hard to practice.

One of the things that we all need to be aware of is that when someone does something – that behavior – may cause us to get angry, pissed off – we need to acknowledge that the other persons actions have brought up something alive in “US”. Its inside US that this reaction has started.
So before we point the finger and judge someone- lets take a minute and see whats happening inside of “US” – in our Heart, Mind, Body, & Soul.

The 5 things to do when someone annoys you with their behavior.

1. Listen to what they are saying without judgement.
2. Resist the temptation to respond.
3. Connect to whats ALIVE inside you.
4. Identify what your Feeling as a result of that Behavior.
5. Understand what you Need.

Try this and let me know how it works for you – Until Part Deux where we will talk about what to do once we have connected to whats Alive inside of Us.

Life provides us with opportunities for growth and human relationships are the perfect fodder for exactly that.

Have a nice week ahead & Always Keep Flowing

Soul Rider – 17th October, 20101