Monthly Archives: May 2013

Too Many Thoughts?

Lots Going on in Your Head?

Is it noisy in there?

Sometimes when going through life, and even when moving around doing day-to-day stuff, let alone when sitting still, there are times when our thoughts can crowd in on us and make things hard work!


Find out if you have a crowded mind… Think of the best thing that has ever happened to you and then close your eyes and try to just think about that one thing. As you are thinking about it concentrate hard.

How long did you manage? Sometimes it might be as little as 2-3 seconds.

It doesn’t have to be like that. That is your ego trying to hold you back. You can take control if desire to.

One of the things that Andy Shaw guides you through in Creating a Bug Free Mind Chapter 2 is a technique on exactly how you can practise taking control of your mind. This is the first and most important step in taking back control so that you don’t have those thoughts crowding in.

I can tell you from personal experience that I used to have thoughts coming in all the time. Now I can choose to let those thoughts into my mind or not as I please. Until you experience the power of doing this it is hard to imagine what effect it has on you. Serenity and peace are the two words I would use I think.DSC00587

If you would like to know more then feel free to comment below and if you have advice for those with crowded minds then also get in touch.

To peace if you desire it…


Collective Noun for Mobile Phones

I was having a conversation with a group of friends this morning when the subject of mobile phones came up as someone else we know had left theirs behind when they left.

I then asked what the collective noun was for a group of mobiles as I now had more than one with me. These are some of the answers:

    • Pest
  • Nuisance
  • Distraction
  • Annoyance
  • Irritation
  • Interruption

But for me, and this is a 13+ site so I think we are just about OK, the one that clinched it was:

  • A pain in the backside of mobile phones!

Feel free to replace the word backside with the one that fits with your countries alternative if you are outside the UK! (Arse was another suggested!)

What would you use as the collective noun for mobile or cell phones?



To Study or Not to Study?

Are you studying now?

My middle son is very close to his A levels right now and, as a caring parent I was thinking how  can I best get him to fulfil his potential.

Like my parents before me I imagine, there is a balance between trying too hard and letting our children do what they have to. Sometimes all we can do is provide support, they are the ones who have to figure it out.

One thing that happens, as he is very much into his music, is that he would rather be playing with the band or, as he is blessed with a lovely girlfriend, be having a great time with her. Could some of this time be spent more profitably right now getting on with some revision? Only he can decide!

In a recent conversation about this with my ex, when I commented on the above, she made this comment, was I being to concerned about excessive happiness?

Best wishes to all those about to do their exams, may you get the results you deserve based on the effort you have put in!

To your success!


UPDATE – 12.05.13

Joe, our oldest son has just informed us that he has got 80% in one of his modules, well done Joe!

The interesting thing was that he was doing the write up while we were on holiday in Chertsey a while back doing Chessington, Thorpe Park and Legoland all in one week.

Another interesting thing was that Joe did not enjoy doing the write up at all!!!

Just goes to show that if you choose to do something well you can. Now you just need to know how to design it that way.

Friday 10th May 2013

What a Day!

Early morning…

The day started with a BNI meeting in Bristol that was great as usual, what a great bunch of people there are in Bradman BNI.

Quick trip to the garage to have some screws tightened that were left loose. This could have been something that caused maybe anger or frustration but neither are of any benefit to me so I just observed that that was how I could have felt and chose to be happy. After all there was no reason to get upset was there. After all, did I want to bring any anger and frustration in my life? Of course not! Remember, what you think about you bring into your life!


On my journey to my first meeting of the day I had several phone calls and messages and I encouraged a friend to look to the law of least effort (more on that another time) to ease the extremely busy day they were having.

Designs Work

When you design things well they work well. I thought in great detail about the meeting I was going to. The people I was meeting, the questions they might have. I knew that I would have answers for the various points that would come up. Guess what happened at the meeting?

Over to you…


Karen J Stokes, Choose the View that Benefits YOU!


The other day I had the pleasure of meeting Karen again after not having seen her for quite a while.

Karen was the first person to tell me that I can choose to be happy, really happy, no matter what the situation is. If there is an event in your life then there will be an outcome to that event. It is your reaction that determines that outcome. Choose to be happy and guess what, you are!

Karen was giving a presentation at the Bath Positive Living Group about Mind Mastery.

As ever Karen put across her message with care and consideration for those present and it was really great to get even more insight into how our minds can work for and against us without us even knowing it if we are not careful.

You can find out more about Karen and what she does by following this link.

Best wishes


What do you ‘want’?

Charmouth 2012

Memories of a lovely holiday.


There are times when you may have a very clear idea of what it is you really want in life.

That may seem like a good thing, however, if you ‘want’ something what are you telling the universe about where you are with respect to your chosen ‘want’.

You are in a position of lack if you ‘want’ something. That is by ‘wanting’ something you are going to be bringing more ‘wanting’ of whatever it is into your life. This means you will never receive it!

Turn it around and put the things that you ‘want’ down as desires or intentions, that way you will be coming from a position of knowing that you have those things you desire.

I learnt this very clearly in a seminar that I attended that Andy Shaw put on a couple of weeks ago. You can see me here being a part of the very first of these events. It really was truly amazing. The clarity that it brought me in terms of knowing where I am going in life is breath taking.

Maybe you should consider going on something like this? If you turned up on this page today knowing that there is something that needs clarifying in your life so that you can turn your wants into desires and then into reality, maybe now is the time to find out more, check out what it was all about here.

Oh yes, and let me know if you do go, I would love to see you in the next video telling me what a great time you had!