Why this blog?

Because HAPPINESS is misused. My theory is that Happiness is NOT the POINT of Life; rather, it is a POINTER IN LIFE. And when it comes to making changes, that's what I specialise in at abetterlife-uk.com and http://hertscollegeofhypnosisandnlp.co.uk

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Friday, August 31, 2012


Happiness - Discover the Hidden Truth

7.15 pm Wed 5th Sept Harpenden, Herts <venue> just £5

Some of you will know that I have just completed my PhD research into the nature of happiness. I made some astounding discoveries, and would like to give you an early opportunity to share in them.
Michael Fordyce, a major early contributor to modern happiness research, said that happiness may be the ultimate human paradox - it is the one thing people want most in life, yet the one thing they know nothing about. What did he mean?
Actually, I found that there is way more to this than you will find in any of the happiness guidance out there. Here are some of the big questions:
-        Is there a difference between feelings and happiness?
-        Are some people naturally happier? Why?
-        Are some kinds of happiness “better” than others?
-        What influences happiness?
-        How does goal-setting relate to happiness?
-        Why your goals may lead to unhappiness
-        The problem with positive thinking and positive psychology
-        What about spirituality?
-        Why does happiness matter?
Discover the answers and what practical steps you can take to achieve your own happiness, and for coaching others. This Wed, 7.15 at the The Friends Meeting House, 12 Southdown Road, Harpenden Herts AL5 1PD. <venue>

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Learn Hypnosis - no previous training required!
How to hypnotise and manage a hypnosis therapy session. Includes training in smoking cessation and eating control. No previous experience required. Four weekends, starting 20 & 21 October, fortnightly. Recognised GHSC Foundation Level certification. Free pre-study book. Last chance this year - don't miss out Read more here.

Discover the power of NLP
Introduction & Module 1 starting Sep 1 & 2.  Continue your studies fortnightly to Certified Practitioner level. Small and friendly yet focused group. Benefit from Richard's renowned depth of knowledge, whilst having fun too! Read more hereContact Richard for booking information.

NLP Master Practitioner 
Fifteen days - starting 20 & 21 October, then same fortnightly for eight weekends. Small and friendly yet focused group. Read more here.Contact Richard for booking information.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Five simple tips for making marketing videos:
Lou Bortone - free video.

Rich Scheffren - business tips
is an internet marketing legend of the first order, and he has a free event coming up. According to Rich, many questionable, so-called Internet marketing "gurus" each selling their own "tactic of the month." Are you guilty of frantically looking for the "one thing" that will finally work for you on-line? A real "silver bullet"... a "magic button" that fills your bank account with cash... and lets you spend all day on the golf course or the beach? Well don't worry. There is a much better way to get what you want out of life. And it's NOT learning and gathering more Internet marketing "tactics"...

Here's how to make it with a REAL on-line business, leveraging the experience of the REAL "guru to the Internet business gurus"... Rich Scheffren... as your driving force! Get Your Spot Here

A shocking new look at nutrition and health
Clive de Carle has done a great deal of research about nutrition, and reversed hos own chronic arthritis, for example. He has helped others with heart disease and even cancer. What he has to say is quite controversial. This brief interview gives you an idea of what he has to say. (He is the second interviewee - about 15mins 45sec into the video)

Beat anger by imagining you're a fly on the wall
Anger is "the elephant in the room in mental health" according to The Mental Health Foundation. In a recent survey, a third of respondents said they knew someone with an anger problem. Anger is often made worse by misguided folk wisdom that says it's a good idea to reflect on your feelings and vent them. In fact, past research has shown that ruminating and venting anger make it worse.
A new study tests the idea that anger can be dissipated by mentally distancing oneself from the situation - as if viewing proceedings from the perspective of a fly on the wall. There's evidence that this is beneficial, but before now this was derived from studies that merely asked people to imagine frustrating scenarios. This is kind of validation of a basic process in NLP (dissociation). Read more

Told you so
Adding women makes your team smarter - fact. A new study shows companies perform better when they have women on their boards.  Check out this story and video at CNBC.   Here is the upshot: "Credit Suisse analyzed more than 2,500 companies and found that companies with more than one woman on the board have outperformed those with no women on the board by 26 percent since 2005."

Friday, June 8, 2012

Abundance is a very puzzling thing (free teleseminar)


The whole topic of abundance, and who has it and who doesn't, is very puzzling.

We may see people who, in our opinion, are not particularly smart or very "nice" or who aren't even very good at what they do, generate amazing abundance in their lives.
And then we see really nice people that are intelligent, hard-working, spiritual, and who work endlessly to help others, who are struggling and barely making ends meet.

How can this be?
We have all heard so much about the "law of attraction" and how we just need to focus on what we want.Well, sometimes it works and sometimes it seems to completely fail. Why is that?
Visualizing what you want and setting your intentions is very important, but that is only part of the puzzle. There are other critical factors which you have to work with in order to allow abundance into your life.

Some of these are:
  • Our old limiting beliefs
  • Our unconscious and energetic programming
  • The level of alignment between your conscious and unconscious mind, and between your spirit and your soul
Art Giser has set up a FREE monthly teleworkshop - on the Internet or phone - which will focus in on allowing more abundance into your life. Find out more here:
 It's hard to sustain happiness if old niggles keep hanging around. Do any of these apply to you? 
  • I'm doing well in life but sometimes feel there is more than this
  • I sometimes think my partner really doesn't really 'get me' 
  • I love my kids but worry how to get the best for them
  • Some days I'm really motivated but other days are a struggle
  • I wish I could get through to my boss / colleague / partner / kids better
  • Why do I/others react the way  I/they do?
  • Why do some things just not go my way in life?
If you could resolve these questions would you be interested? Even better - what if you could change these experiences? Well you can. NLP is all about why you feel and do what you do, why others react they they do, and how to change it for the better. Amazing?  Join my INTRODUCTORY WEEKEND
The Fundamentals of Personal Power & Influence
Sat & Sun June 16th & 17th (1.15 to 8 pm) Harpenden, Herts
(just £97; counts as Part 1 of 4-day NLP Diploma or 8-day Practitioner)

FIND OUT MORE> HERE
Wilson Luna Millionaire Incubator Bootcamp, London
This has been passed onto me by one of my contacts, Arjuna Krishna-Das. He swears by it, but I have no other knowledge. It is free. Here's what he says: 
So what makes a business expert? Well in the case of Wilson Luna, it would be the fact that he is a four times bestselling business author, the founder and owner of Australia’s largest independent money brand, a multimillionaire with three successful businesses and someone who advices top CEOs around the world.

Now what if I was to tell you that you could learn directly from Wilson for FREE? And what if you could hear his strategies over two days, not just 90 minutes. Just click here on Millionaire Incubator Bootcamp  and enter ticket number J1210003 to claim your free ticket So if you are serious about wanting to get advice from an expert to take your business to the next level then all you have to do is check your diary for the weekend of 7 - 8 July in London.Just click here on Millionaire Incubator Bootcamp  and enter ticket number J1210003 to claim your free ticket.
Get in touch with the essence of who you are - your Real Energy!

I have seen Fiona Maguire in action and she certainly has a unique talent. She can read body and emotional problems from your energy field, and will teach you how to detect and manage your own energy in this one-day workshop. It's a snip at £47 - but book early!
Here's what Fiona has to say about what you will get from her one day workshop: 
  • Have more zest and vitality for life.
  • Stop being drained by other people.
  • Move forward in your life, by letting go of conditioning and limiting habits.
  • Show up in the world as the true magnificence of who you really are!
  • Create Your Life and know that you are in the drivers seat.
£47 if booked before 9am on Wednesday 13th June. Venue Redbourn, Herts. Find out more here. > http://realenergy4all.com/events/




A HAPPY HEART free offer

My good friend, Adam Shaw, sent me this :
Do you know a male professional or entrepreneur that has had a heart attack, heart scare or mid-life crisis recently who would like a gift?
For the first 5 people I'm offering this gift http://www.adamshaw.co/6-week-heart-mentoring-package/
This recovery your heart package is normally £1500, but Adam is making this one-off special offer, to help create awareness of what it is possible for you to do, with a little help and direction. This will go very quickly so contact Adam now at adam@adamshaw.co.  Find out more about Adam at www.adamshaw.co