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Turn Failure into Success by Doing This!

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So, failure; it breeds success! We kinda know that. Gurus will tell us all the time, these great motivational speakers will tell you that failure, the more you have of it, the more successful you will become.

However, they are missing one vital ingredient, one ingredient that ensures that if you do makes failures, that these failures will become successes much, much quicker.

My name is Mark Bowden, and I’m from and this video will be all about giving you that one vital ingredient that will turn your life around and create successes much quicker from your failures.

So failure. We do know it does help you towards that road to success. We know because you put action into place. You do things, you’re out there creating momentum and motivation to get things done. When we do this it stands to reason that the end result is gonna be a little bit closer to success However, the difficulty is that we miss out on that one vital ingredient that gets you there and that is what I’m going to give you now.

The Great and Famous Failures

Throughout history we have many, many anecdotes on why failure will breed success. To begin with the great Thomas Edison. The man that created the light bulb. He actually said, “I have not failed 10,000 times. I’ve just found 10,000 ways of how not to make a light bulb.”

And there are numerous other people throughout history that have pointed to the reason for their success as being the failures that they’ve been making. People such as Michael Jordan, one of the most successful basketball players in the history of basketball. He famously said, and you may even have heard this quote,

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot, and I’ve missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed.”

After hearing brilliant quotes like this is it’s any wonder why the gurus and the motivational speakers will jump on this bandwagon and say, “Right, failure! The more failure you have, the more success you have!”

I’m not actually going to argue with them because that is actually something that I believe in myself, but we’ve just got to tweak that, we’ve gotta tweak it slightly.

So for example, when we think failure is a good thing, what we’re thinking about is making this failure into a real positive thing. We are saying that the more failures I have, the more positive this will be and the more successes I have.

The Problem With Pure Positive Thinking

The problem I have with that comes from the problem I kind of have with positive thinking, now, positive thinking is infinitely better than negative thinking. Negative thinking engages an awful part of your brain, the primitive brain. Positive thinking will engage the intellectual part of your brain.

Wonderful, absolutely brilliant. But if you pull it back, take it back to the real basic term of what positive thinking is and if we think about it in just what it is, positive thinking. Let me give you this anecdote.

So you have someone who’s just lost their job and they think negatively. Their negative thinking is, “I just lost my job. What is the point of applying for another job because there’s nothing out there.”

Now, positive thinking would be: “I’ve just lost my job. What is the point of applying for any more jobs? They’re just gonna come to me! I’m just gonna have to sit down here and in they’ll flow.”

So you can see the problem with that. And it’s the same with this positivity around failure. The more positive we are, it’s like going from one failure to the next failure, to the next failure. What we need to do is we need to critically look at every single failure we’ve had and we have to be adaptable.

More Than Just Adaptable

Not just adaptable, but solution-focused, as well. So we need to look at these failures. We don’t need to look about what’s gone wrong, we need to be looking at what we can improve upon. Every single failure is a new failure, and each time we can have this same approach, so we think, right, okay. This hasn’t gone so well, what do I need to improve upon this?

We don’t want to be looking at what’s gone badly, we want to be thinking what can I improve upon . If we don’t focus on what we want to improve and instead we focus on what’s gone badly (subtly different), we look at it from that mindset. What we’re doing is we’re engaging the primitive part of our brain, the part of our brain that isn’t very creative and it isn’t gonna help you moving forward.

Make that Critical Change in Your Approach to Failure

So just that critical change, as we say to ourselves, “What can I do better?” We also need to be positive. Okay, what went well with that? What are the good parts that I did in terms of this failure? Giving us leverage, putting us into that intellectual, creative part of the brain, and then it’s how can I improve upon this? And really looking at it, in a real critical way. Critical, but not berating yourself.

You need to be looking at it from “how do I improve upon that?” point of view. Just that tiny, tiny, little change in the way that you think, it actually engages the intellectual part of your brain, the real creative part of your brain. The part that makes us different from animals, the part that’s enabled us to accelerate far, far beyond the reach of any other animals.

You don’t see cats and dogs driving cars or on mobile phones, they simply don’t have that amazing, advanced part of the brain, which is the intellectual brain. So every time you’re looking at what’s that failure, how could I improve upon it? Think about it in a real solution-focused way and you’ll take that failure, and you’ll move it onto a success much, much quicker. Even my hypnosis downloads on Positive thinking and Positive Mental Attitude are focused on solutions rather than simply positivity alone.

Make this subtle change to the way you approach failures and you’ll move forward quicker and more effectively on the road to success!

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Stop Being Late: Why being Fashionably Late is never in Fashion

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Tips to Stop Being Late

Watch the video above for some great ideas to help you stop being late. The stress and worry of being late can increase your anxiety levels. If this is an issue and you find that your anxiety levels are constantly higher than they should, consider using my hypnotherapy download for overcoming anxiety and panics and click the image below

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Do you find yourself constantly running late? Have you arrived to disapproving looks well after the start of a party or meeting?

If you’ve tried setting the clock ahead or setting a goal of leaving 20 minutes earlier, why does it seem impossible for some people to overcome the habit of chronic tardiness?

According to the blog post, “How to Overcome Chronic Lateness” on the website, you can really overcome being tardy by understanding some of the timely tips we’re going to share with you here.


Discover your blind spot(s)

Many times, you just can’t understand what the problem is, even with a sincere desire to change and eliminate the chaos that comes from being late all the time. This is where the “blind spot” comes in.

By looking only at the big things required to get somewhere at a certain time, many times the small details are overlooked. These small details cause delays that when added up, can make you late even if you leave early.

You might be completely overlooking how long it will take to walk to your destination or find a specific location inside a larger building. A series of these small oversights can spell disaster for efforts to be early or right on time.

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Using the word “Trying”

A lot of the time, chronically late people will say they’ll “try” to leave early or to be on time. However, trying leaves room for not actually doing what it takes to be on time.

You can honestly “try” to be on time, but you always have an out if you fail. You tried and failed. You aren’t lying, because in your mind, you really did try. You’re just not completely ready to stop “trying” and actually start taking real action (or “doing”.)

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Emphasis on the verb “Doing”

Once you are ready to move from trying to actually doing what it takes to be on time, it’s kind of scary. Because you’re making a commitment to actually begin doing whatever is necessary to arrive on time, it doesn’t leave room for the excuses that trying does.

Borrowing a famous line from one of the original Star Wars movies, as the wise Jedi Master Yoda said to Luke Skywalker, “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”

In other words, push past the fear of actually putting in the work to change. Even if you fail every single day, you will still be moving closer to understanding that you can eventually conquer this thing.


A realistic idea of how long things take

Most chronically late people don’t build realistic time cushions into how long things actually can take. People who are always on time don’t underestimate time for errands, travel or other delays that may result in arriving late.

Chronic lateness often results from just not allowing for the extra time that things can – and usually do – actually take to accomplish.

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The awkwardness of being early

Someone who is always late may struggle with the concept of arriving anywhere early. Latecomers can look at arriving early as a waste of time or feel awkward with the extra time on hand.

Why not finish up a couple of quick last-minute projects around the house instead of arriving early? Why waste time standing around waiting on others? Why not sleep in a little longer instead of getting up sooner than absolutely necessary?

For a chronically late person, the idea of arriving early can be extremely uncomfortable and unpleasant. Learning to find ways to fill in that extra time with things that are productive and enjoyable is the way to turn the thought of arriving early into a positive experience.

There are certainly other ways to lose your reputation as a chronic latecomer once and for all.


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Decluttering your Space and Mind to be More Productive

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More Productivity as you De-Clutter

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How would you feel if you didn’t have to spend any precious time looking for things you need? Would you feel more or less stressed with “a place for everything and everything in its place?”

For so many of us, clutter is a real problem. Where do you even begin to get started on clearing your space?

If clutter is a problem, read through this simple decluttering primer, as featured on

Decluttering in 3 Steps

Step 1

Before you begin, gather all the supplies you’re going to need. This includes plenty of large trash bags, a timer and most importantly, an ambitious attitude!

It’s best to be prepared before starting the job. By being prepared, you won’t be tempted to stop what you’re doing and run to the store, take breaks or lose ambition.

Step 2

Set the time for 30 or 60 minutes.

It doesn’t seem quite so overwhelming when you know you can stop working after 30 or 60 minutes. When there’s a set time limit, it won’t become a daunting task that you believe will take hours or days to finish.

You can make some real progress even in 30 or 60 minute blocks of time, providing that you really work at it during the time period.

Step 3

Sort all the clutter into categories such as:

Must Keep

You can certainly hang on to the items that are valuable to your life and happiness. Items such as family heirlooms, photos, or special art projects the kids made for you are heart treasures.

Be brutal with yourself and realize that everything in your space cannot fall into this category.

Make Extra Money (sell)

Are there items that are in good condition and could possibly bring in a few extra dollars if you were to sell them? Would it make sense for you to have a yard sale so you could make extra money from them?

You can feel good about letting these items go if you know that the purchase was not a waste. Besides, who doesn’t need extra money?

Giveaway Items (who else could use this?)

Sometimes it’s just easier to bag up gently used items and clothing and drop them off at a shelter or donation center.

Feel good about the fact that your items are going to be used by folks who really need them. If you end up with items left over from a yard sale, a donation center will gladly take these items off your hands.


Don’t try to resell items that are really dirty, worn or have just plain seen their better days.

Remember that in their heyday, these items served their purpose and earned their value many times over. It’s time to simply throw them out. Doesn’t it feel good?

Just Cannot Decide

Sometimes there are items you just don’t know what to do with. Keep these items to a minimum and box them up. Re-visit the box after a few months and see if you can now decide what to do with them.

Once you set aside items in an “undecided” box, go through the box one more time to see if you can’t actually toss or donate the items.

If you haven’t even looked for anything in that box for months, maybe you really don’t need these items after all.

The process of removing clutter from your space allows you to experience so much more focus, clarity and positive energy in every other area of your life.

Did you know that having too much clutter in your life is more an internal (mind) issue than a physical one? Why do you hang onto things for so long? Why can’t you bring yourself to just throw things away?

To find answers to these questions and learn more fascinating information about how clutter directly affects your mood and mind, visit the

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5 Ways to Boost Your Productivity

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5 Ways to Boost Your Productivity

If you want to succeed at work or school, you need to be a productive person. Being able to complete work in a timely manner and perform to the best of your abilities can help you excel. Most people who are highly productive weren’t born with that ability. Productivity is typically a learned behaviors, and that’s good news for those who want to become more productive. Following these tips can help you begin to boost your productivity:

  1. Concentrate on One Task at a Time. Many people believe that multitasking is the key to productivity, but the opposite is actually true. When you spread your attention across multiple tasks, you’re less likely to be able to give any of them the focus required to get the job done well. Multitasking can slow you down more than you realise. That’s why it’s best to prioritise tasks and complete them one at a time.
  1. Decide What Tasks to Let Go Of. In the workplace, no one can be a one-man or one-woman show. You have coworkers and subordinates for a reason–to get help completing tasks. Delegating projects, responsibilities and jobs to other people can help you become more productive by allowing you to focus on the tasks that your knowledge, skills and experience are best suited for. Delegating can be scary for some people; it can be hard to trust others to complete work, but in most cases, you’ll find that team members are anxious to stand up and do their part to get work finished in a productive manner.let go to produce more
  1. Disconnect a Little. Social media and mobile devices definitely have their benefits for business and socialising, but they can greatly interfere with your ability to be productive. Stopping to answer calls, read texts and check out social media notifications doesn’t just waste time; it also interrupts your concentration, meaning you’ll work more slowly when you get back on task. When you’re working on an assignment or project, keep your phone or tablet out of sight and resist the urge to browse to social media sites.
  1. Be Realistic. You’ll never be able to complete a to-do list if you fill it up with more items that you can possibly finish in a day, week or month. Set realistic expectations for yourself when you’re compiling tasks lists. You’ll be more motivated to be productive if you have a manageable list that you can complete. It is a great idea to take big tasks and break them down into more manageable, smaller ones, so that you can build on your successes and create momentum
  1. Try Hypnotherapy. Hypnosis is a great way to improve productivity. Through hypnotherapy, it’s possible to engage your subconscious mind to make you more productive and to break habits that get in your way of completing work quickly and efficiently at the office or at home. Hypnosis for productivity can be administered live in person or through Skype with a hypnotherapist, but you can also listen to my Hypnosis Downloads in the comfort of your own home.

Click the following link or the image below to try my hypnosis download to increase your productivity: Increase Productivity Hypnosis Download

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End Procrastination Hypnosis Download

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Discover the Benefits of Hypnosis for Procrastination

Procrastination is something that everyone does from time to time. It’s normal to feel the urge to put off something for another day, particularly if there’s something else that you’d rather do or the activity is something that you hate or dread. When you’ve read this blog post check out Mark Bowden’s Hypnosis downloads.

Occasional procrastination is unlikely to have huge consequences, but for some people, procrastinating becomes an everyday part of life with disastrous results. Habitual procrastinators often wait so long to complete tasks that they have to rush to complete them or end up not finishing them at all. This can lead to extreme stress and have a negative impact on performance at work or school.

Does this sound familiar?

If so, hypnotherapy for procrastination could help you to break free of the repetitive cycle of procrastinating and then panicking to finish tasks.

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The Subconscious Cause of Procrastination

People often get angry with procrastinators, accusing them of being lazy or careless. They don’t understand why a person who procrastinates waited so long to do something, and unfortunately, most of the time he or she can’t even explain.

Most procrastinators know full well that putting off tasks until tomorrow or the next day will end up being a bad thing. They have lived through the consequences of their actions enough times to know what’s going to happen. Still, they end up repeating the same mistakes again and again.

This isn’t because someone who procrastinates is weak or lazy; it’s because their subconscious minds are in control of them. People who are procrastinators at some point may have experienced positive feelings or handled a situation with procrastination with good results. The subconscious mind carries memories of this, and when it ends up in similar situations, it leads a person to end up going back to their procrastinating ways.

Equally it may have been because of the risk/reward system that we as human being are set up with. The risk of putting off a difficult task for a few more days gives us the instant reward of feeling okay, rather than the effort and struggle to complete the task right now, even though we know that in the long term completing the task will make us feel better and less stressed.

It is possible to overcome procrastination through conscious effort with the help of self-help books or a psychotherapist or life coach, but there is another solution also…

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How Hypnotherapy for Procrastination Helps

Hypnotherapy for procrastination can help you stop procrastinating naturally and effectively. Hypnosis is the process of altering your state of consciousness, so that you are able to have an impact on your subconscious mind. Also read the secrets to motivation that can assist your hypnosis downloads to push past procrastination.

By accessing your subconscious, hypnotherapy for procrastination can get rid of those messages that tempt you to postpone doing something. Those detrimental messages can be replaced with ones that encourage you to be more proactive and to complete things as they come up, so you can avoid stress and improve your performance.

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Hypnotherapy for procrastination is a wonderful tool and if the hypnosis can be done on a regular basis this can become even more effective. My hypnosis downloads and and hypnosis CD’s can be a great help for kinds of issues that you might encounter and I have a specific hypnosis download to end procrastination so if you would like to try this audio recording click the following link now, or the image below: Hypnosis download to End Procrastination