On my Personal Development radio segment, I revealed my 7 Steps to living with Purpose & Passion. So here they are:

1. Make a gratitude list daily – you must have something to be thankful for! Make a very comprehensive list of what you are grateful for, every single day. Then read this list while feeling the gratitude. There is little point in just reading or repeating it, without being emotionally engaged. As you read each item on the list, remind yourself of how much of a positive difference it has made in your life!

2. Be more accepting of your life – accept the way things are in your life, to start off with, before working on making positive changes in your life. As I wrote in my first book, accept your life, and then change your life! If you just keep fighting the circumstances or events in your life, you will be stuck in that position where you will operate from a place of resistance! Please always remember these words “What you are accepting of, will empower you. What you are resisting, will persist with you!”

3. Make a list of your skills, talents, and abilities – you do possess your own unique skills, abilities and talents. There are certain things that you are good at! Make a very comprehensive list of all your skills, abilities, and talents. Spend as much time as you need in doing this exercise. Once you have that list completed, please make a conscious realisation of every item on the list. Express gratitude for each of your skills, talents, and abilities. This is what makes you unique. Embrace your own uniqueness! Every item that you have written in your list is what makes you special! When I was dealing with my Life Coaching clients who needed more self esteem, I gave them this exercise, and asked them to do this for 33 days in a row! I am yet to find a person who has not benefited from this exercise!

4. Look for the lesson or meaning in every event or circumstance – Human behaviour expert Dr John Demartini once said “There are no mistakes in the universe.” Based on that quote alone, I wrote an entire chapter on this subject in my first book! There is some degree of gain for every perceived loss in your life. If things do not work out the way that you had hoped for, look for the meaning in what eventuated. There are lessons to be learnt in every step of your life. All you have to do is to be open to it. Learn the lesson, and more importantly apply this lesson to create a more empowering and rewarding future! So, the next time that you find yourself in a circumstance which ‘supposedly’ does not favour you, please make a list of the lessons that you have learnt or the meaning that you have discovered as a result of this!

5. Commit to your own excellence – investing in yourself is the best investment that you will ever make. I have seen time and time again, how certain people will spend dollars and time into things which barely affect their personal or professional growth. Yet, when it comes to investing in themselves, they tend to overlook the benefits of doing so! Ask yourself a question “In the next six months, what would I like to change about myself, for the better?” Then make a list of everything that you would like to change! Next to each item, write the action steps that you must take in order to make the desired changes. For example,”In order to improve my professional life and my personal life, I must become a confident publlic speaker.” Then list the action steps that you must take. For example, “I will join Toastmasters International. I will buy instructional books on public speaking, I will ask for guidance from people that I know who already are effective public speakers!” Your own excellence is priceless, what price are you willing to pay for it?

6. Implement more discipline in your life –discipline is the mark of intelligent living! Without discipline, many of the wonderful achievements of mankind would not have been possible. Right at this point, as you read this newsletter, please pause and ask yourself “What is my level of discipline in areas of my life?” Discipline is defined as “Control gained by obedience.” As a Life Coach and Speaker, I often discuss the subject of taking control of our lives. The question is, can we take control of our lives without discipline? I strongly believe that discipline is needed to take control of anything. Discipline sets you free, free from limitations that hold you back, from achieving your goals or being at your best. If your goal is to be fit and healthy, then you must be disciplined enough to do the right exercises, to consume the right types of food and drinks, and to have the right mindset! Discipline leads to more positive results. Discipline is a positive trait to have, and I would be inclined to say that positive traits attract positive results!

7. Give more of yourself –giving truly is a gift! I strongly believe in the power of giving, as it enables us to grow! Giving will not make you less, it will make you more. Share what you have with others. Once you have made a list of your skills, talents, and abilities (as per Step 3), please ask yourself “How can I share these with others?” The more you help others grow, the more you will grow. It is one of those irrefutable laws of life! If you can be of any help or support to someone, please offer yourself (in the right capacity of course). I chose to put my book through a business charity network (B1G1)* because I truly believed in the power of giving! So, my message to you is this – Give & Grow!
*Please click on this link to find out more about my involvement with B1G1 http://www.b1g1.com/buy1give1/book-that-gives

So, now you have my 7 Steps to living with Purpose and Passion. I sincerely hope that this will enable you to make positive changes in your life! Please do share this with your family and friends!

Inspiring you to achieve more,
Ron Prasad (Author, Speaker, Life Coach & Executive Coach)
PS: You can order my book, by going to www.WelcomeToYourLifeBook.com. For $19.95, you get the book, thousands of dollars in bonus gifts from some of the best personal development experts in the world (such as Bob Proctor, Marci Shimoff, Dr Joe Rubino), and you get to give back to the community by supporting my charity! Every book sold donates to my charity. I appreciate your support

Author's Bio: 

Ronny K. Prasad is the author of the bestseller, WELCOME TO YOUR LIFE - simple insights for your inspiration & empowerment (www.WelcomeToYourLifeBook.com). He is also an inspired speaker who empowers his audience with his enthusiasm and energy. His passion is inspiring and fulfilling lives, and sharing his insights with people around the world. He actively supports animal charities in many countries.