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Stop wishing and start reprogramming

24/01/2010

“In order to change you must be sick and tired of being sick and tired”


Over the years I’ve read thousands of books and attended countless seminars on subjects such as goal setting, success, achievement, happiness…you mention it, I have done it!

I learnt a lot. I mean, I memorised the stuff, but never really put it into practice.

I used to wonder why after so many hours studying, so much knowledge, I wasn’t making things happen in my life.

The truth was, I was not able to achieve anything because back then I thought I wasn’t an “achiever”. I thought certain people are the type of people who accomplish a lot in life, and that I was not that type of person.

To support that belief,  all I was really doing was daydream  now and again about certain things I thought would be nice to have in my life. But I wasn’t doing anything to get those things.

And as my dear mum says: dreaming nice things is great, but only while your asleep.

While awake, you must do more than daydream.

The thing is, deep inside, I used to think that the things I wanted were unattainable for me. That they were ok for other people to have, but that they weren’t really for me.

Part of the excuse why I didn’t take action was my childhood programming. Part of it was pure laziness. I was too comfortable for my own good.

I had learnt that your beliefs about yourself and the world determine your behaviour, and consequently the results you get in life.

But I didn’t really know what this really meant, or how it applied to me.

I didn’t even know that limiting beliefs can be shed, just like snake skin, and that you can adopt new more useful ones, that will allow you to move forward swiftly, and live the life you really want to live.

It was only when I discovered nlp and hypnosis that I learnt how you can do this really quickly.

From personal experience, and from coaching clients, I now know that in order to speed up this process, it helps that  you are really fed up. That you have  just had enough of your present situation. And that change is the only way forward for you.

You have to want something so badly, that the thought of not having it doesn’t even cross your mind.  And if it ever does, it totally and utterly repulses you to the point that you will do anything, whatever it takes, to get what you want.

Think about this for a second…

Most people who seem to naturally lead a healthy lifestyle will tell you things like: ”It’s part of who I am”, “I couldn’t live any other way”, or “There’s no way I’d ever eat that/do that”

This is because when you have made the decision that this is the type of person you really are, you get so much pleasure out of everything it involves, that the thought of not being healthy is just unfathomable.

This is the way I think now. Things that in the past used to be a chore, are now an intrinsic part of my everyday life.

I do them naturally and almost unconsciously, because I reprogrammed my mind so I could be the person I wanted to be.

Making decisions around food are not a struggle, but very quickly and easily made.

I don’t force myself to exercise. I look forward to it.

I am not a slave to the scales. And I don’t waste any time and energy feeling guilty, bad, or focusing on what I don’t like about myself, or what I don’t want.

Because that is not how a truly healthy and fit person behaves.

If you too want to make some big lasting changes, then you have to stop wishing, hoping, daydreaming you were slimmer, healthier, fitter…

You have to believe you already are those things with every single cell in your body, from the very core of your being.

Believe in your mind, and your body will follow.

It’s not about forcing yourself to believe though. It’s about reprogramming your mind so you can become the person you want to be.

Do this and you’ll be  supersonically accelerating the process of looking the way you want to look, and feeling the way you want to feel.

Anna


Reprogramming your mind for success



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A Youth Injection without the needle or the poison

13/01/2010

The beauty and anti aging industries are worth  billions of euro.

Every year women and more and more men all over the world spend ludicrous amounts of money in a quest to look beautiful, sexy and young.

Fake lashes, fake hair, fair nails, fake breasts, thinified bodies, tightened and masked faces…

But does all of this really make people look more beautiful, sexier and younger?

And if so, at what cost?

It’s a known fact that many ingredients used in beauty, anti aging products, and make up are carcinogenic.

These chemicals are used by many of your favourite brands.

If you think lathering or injecting these products on your face and body is going to make you younger, think again.

If anything, they are making you age faster, and may potentially cause disease.

Add this to lack of sleep, stress, alcohol, smoking, dehydration, bad nutrition,  overeating, and a sedentary lifestyle… and you have the best aging cocktail in the world.

I am convinced that the less you mess with your body the better.

I got the best beauty tips from my gramma and my mum.

When I got married last August, a lot of my guests were trying to do the maths.

“Anna how come your mum is so young? She must’ve had you when she was very young” they said.

Many thought she was in her mid forties. She is in her mid sixties. And she looks more beautiful than ever.

I can count the amount of times she’s worn make up in her whole life with the fingers in my two hands. She’s never had a facial, a manicure, a pedicure, or any other beauty treatment.

Her beauty secret?

She washes her face every morning. She eats a mediterranean diet. She exercises every day. She relaxes with yoga. She sleeps like a log.

I do exactly the same, and a lot of people don’t believe it when they find out I am six years older than my husband.

The only products I use are completely natural and most of them I make in my own kitchen.

But what I think makes a huge difference is the weekly youth inductions I subject myself to.

I use nlp and hypnosis to induce myself into a state of deep relaxation that allows me to reprogram my mind to bring out the attributes of beauty and youthfulness.

At the end of a twenty-minute session, I wake up refreshed and invigorated. It usually feels like the best nap you’ve ever had.

I have done inductions like this with clients, and they tell me that afterwards, they look in the mirror and they can see and feel the difference straight away.

Remember when you were a child, and you were fresh, dynamic, full of energy, flexible, strong, fast, powerful, playful, bold, exuded positive energy and a boundless imagination…?

Youth and beauty are about so much more than what people can see on the surface. It’s about what people can feel from you.

You can be beautiful and young again, quickly, and with no harmful side effects.

All it takes is twenty minutes and a pillow!

Anna


Young and beautiful with NLP



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How to survive Christmas without piling on the pounds!

27/11/2009

And believe it or not, you can do it! I am bringing you exclusive advice from Top Fitness Expert ( and lovely husband of mine)  John O’Connell, of http://www.sffitnesscamps.com

As you know, I only post information I truly believe in and practice myself.

This information is usually only available to Super Fast Fitness Camps members, but John has kindly agreed to share it with us.

Follow his tips on how to survive Christmas  without piling on the pounds, and start the new year light as a feather!

1. PLAN YOUR PARTIES

I’ve known for a while that on Saturday I’ll be going out for the rugby match and will end up drinking and eating too much. So last weekend I stayed in (good for the pocket too) and I’ll do the same next weekend. That way the ‘damage’ I do on Saturday won’t be as great.

I presume you know when your major events are: Christmas eve? Christmas Day? Office Party?

So put some damage prevention in place and for the week/s leading up to them. Follow a plan that will see you shedding fat. Eat low carb foods, train 3-4 times a week, get plenty of sleep and hydration.

Then when party time comes enjoy yourself GUILT FREE! You’ve worked hard so now enjoy yourself. The get back on track till the next one.

2. EAT BEFORE YOU GO

Ok you can’t do this for all parties but for some you can.

Eat a nutritious meal just before you go and then you won’t be hungry. You’ll be a lot stronger resisting those snacks than if you hadn’t eaten all day. Which by the way is one of the worst things you could do. Ladies are the worst for this.

They think that by starving themselves they can then binge and won’t do any harm.

Well your body is way too smart for this. Once you’ve eaten what your body can handle (roughly 300-700 calories per meal) the rest will be stored as fat.

That’s one of the reasons why I advocate eating small meals every 3-4 hrs. You don’t get hungry and you don’t over eat!

3. DON’T PICK

I see a lot of people picking at the plates of food at parties.

They think ‘I’ll just have one’ but the reality is they think that 20 times!

If you are going to eat at the party then get a plate and put what you want to eat on it. Eat what’s on the plate and then you are done, no more food.

4. PLAN FOR THE DAY AFTER

Hangovers suck and I hate them. That’s why I don’t drink that often. I can’t stand being hungover and having no energy.

However when I know I’m going out and will presumably be feeling worse for wear the following day I will make sure I have food prepared to eat reasonably well the next day.

I also must have a couple of bottles of water at hand to rehydrate myself too.

My favourite hangover food is roast chicken. Simply to cook the previous day and I can munch on that to get me through my hangover. Much nicer than a tuna salad!

5. TRAIN

The most powerful thing you can do is train BEFORE you party.

I know most would think about training after and trying to burn off the excess but training before is way more powerful.

You’ll raise your metabolism which means you’re body can handle more sugar and calories for a good few hours after.

The more weights and metabolic resistance training you do the longer the metabolic surge will last. Just make sure it’s intense!

And remember that the mind plays a huge part in this too.

If you are one one of those people who believes that no matter what, you are going to put on weight during Christmas and there is just nothing you can do about it, then think again.

Instead of doing anything to prove to yourself that thought is true, which we all know is not… how about proving it wrong this year?

How about we all follow John’s tips and get ready to be pleasantly surprised?

As always, feel free to post your comments and other tips you may have to make this Christmas a healthy and happy time for everyone.

Anna

To eat or not to eat..?

5 Steps to Job Interview Success

28/10/2009

Do you have a job interview lined up and want to make a good impression?

Well, in today’s competitive market a good impression might not be enough to get you the job you want. With thousands of people with an array of brilliant qualifications and experience applying for the same position as you,  you  better make sure you stand out from the rest!

But how?

Here’s 5 steps that when you follow them will put you on the right path:

Step 1 – Do your research

Research the company. What they do, how they do it, their mission statement, key people… learn as much as you can about what is most important to the company you are applying to.

This may require you to search the internet, write to them in advance, make some calls, and if you are feeling bold, visit the premises before your interview. Some career experts might advise against this, but I believe today’s climate requires a bit of experimenting and risk taking. After all, if you don’t ask, you don’t get!

If you are applying for a position you have no experience on, it may be a good idea to speak to someone who is already doing that job, or has done it before. Spend some time with that person, and ask some good questions!

Step 2 – Rehearse your interview

I am always stunned when I speak to clients who have a job interview coming up and they tell me they haven’t prepared for it.

Imagine being an actor and showing up at your premiere of a classic musical without having rehearsed it at all. No matter how good you think you are, what do you think would happen?

Certain questions are to be expected at your interview. For example, the infamous “where do you think you’ll be in 5 years time?” Prepare  your answers to these questions and be creative.

Step 3 – Be in top form on the day

You may be thinking this is easier said than done, especially if your upcoming interview is your fiftieth so far.

Well, this may be your fiftieth lucky interview! The better form you are in and the more confident you are, the luckier you will get on the day.

Make sure you sleep well the night before, and eat healthily. Avoid simple carbohydrates, sugar and caffeine as they play havoc with your energy levels and your mental clarity.

You can learn to instantly put yourself in the most useful state of mind for your interview by learning some extremely effective NLP techniques.

Step 4 – Dress to impress

Whether you have a phone interview, a teleconference style interview, or a face to face one, dress professionally and appropriately for the type of job you are applying for.

If you are not sure about what to wear, you can now get plenty of styling advice online!

Also, make sure you feel good with yourself and with what you are wearing on the day. If you feel uncomfortable, the interviewer may notice and this may cause them to be uncomfortable with you.

Step 5 – Ask questions

A lot of companies are looking for more than just someone who can do the job. They are looking for proactive people with a personality.

Show the type of person you are and how interested you are in the job by asking questions. At the same time, be respectful and use appropriate language too.

Think about what you would be looking for if this was your company and you were the interviewer. By imagining what you would expect, you can put yourself in a more resourceful mindset.

Remember to enjoy the interview as much as you can. If after a week or so you haven’t heard from your interviewer,  you may want to contact them and get feedback on your interview. This is a way of reminding them of you, and also a way of finding out valuable information for future reference.

And with the Delite Coaching Programme,  you can discover the secrets to effective communication and body language that can get you the job you want fast.

Always, expect the best!

Anna

5 Steps to job interview success

Stand out from the rest!

Hello!

23/10/2009

I am delighted to be able to keep in touch with you through my blog 🙂

Here, you can find my most up to date articles, stories and research.

And some of the most effective strategies and techniques I use with my clients.

Also, I will be sharing my secrets on how I keep mentally and physically in tip top shape.

Feel free to log in anytime and post about yourself!

To your success!

Anna Aparicio

Hello and welcome to my my Blog!

23/10/2009

Hello and welcome to my Blog!