Articles by: Deb Cheslow

I'll Do It Tomorrow…

Do you put off important tasks repeatedly? If your answer is yes, you’re not alone. In fact, procrastination afflicts the vast majority of people in one way or another.  Unfortunately, for some, procrastination has become such a bad habit that it prevents them from doing even the smallest of tasks and disrupts their life. Procrastinators work as many hours per day as other people (and often work longer hours) but they invest their time in the wrong activities. Some people procrastinate because they simply don’t understand how to prioritize. For others, procrastination is a reaction to a feeling of being […]

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Maintain An Attitude of Gratitude

“The whole process of mental adjustment and attunement can be summed up in one word – GRATITUDE.”  –  Wallace D. Wattles (The Science of Getting Rich) Every success you achieve in life will be short-lived and fleeting without maintaining an attitude of gratitude for what you have received.  Everything that comes to us is a result of certain universal, non-physical laws that are even more powerful and absolute than the physical laws that govern our world, like the law of gravity. It is said that if you visualize your heart’s desires and hold them on the screen of your mind […]

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What Are YOUR Dreams?

Think about it – most of us as children were natural dreamers.  One day we wanted to be a doctor, the next day an astronaut or a veterinarian or a teacher or an explorer.  Anything was possible and there were absolutely no limitations!  Unfortunately as we grew up, we were told that daydreaming was for babies and we needed to “grow up” and be “reasonable” – we started relying on logic and weighed the pros and cons and one by one our dreams and our aspirations just withered on our vine of rationality.  Our dream machines became dysfunctional and rusty.  […]

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Manifestation of a Dream

About 2 years ago, while Deb and I were writing The Simple Success Solution, I was struck with the idea to apply the concepts we teach in that book and in all of our programs and presentations to the subject of weight control and fitness.  I knew they worked because in the previous 6 months I had shed nearly 40 pounds using them.  I floated the idea to Deb who thought it was a great idea; however, I dismissed it shortly thereafter.  What did a former Air Force Instructor Pilot and a former University Program Manager know about writing a […]

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Treasures on the Shore

  The Legend of the Sand Dollar ~ Unknown ~ There is a legend in this land About a dollar made of sand. How much it’s worth I’ve not been told, But to me it’s worth much more than gold. The Sand Dollar, so they tell, Is also called “Holy Ghost Shell”. It’s fascinating as can be This shell that come forth from the sea. A religious story it does tell, This fragile, lovely piece of shell, Christ’s birth, His death, how He rose again, Can all be found in this white sand. An Easter lily – a five pointed […]

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Taking Ownership of Your Results – A Lesson in Accountability

“Accountability bridges the gap between intention and results.” Back in 1993 a study was conducted at Brigham Young University related to goal achievement.  The study found that the probability of achieving a particular goal was associated with the statements a person made about the goal.  People who said “That’s a good idea” had a 10% chance.  Those who said “I’ll do it,” had a 25% chance of reaching their goal.  Those who put a date by which they planned to achieve their goal had a 40% chance of doing so.  Those who developed a specific plan for reaching their goal […]

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Penny for Your Thoughts? Think Again!

Deepak Chopra and Wayne Dyer often quote a study that concludes that our minds are bombarded by an average of 65,000 thoughts per day.  What’s interesting about this figure is that about 95% of those thoughts are exactly the same thoughts that passed through our mind the day before. And it gets worse… For most of us, 80-90% of those thoughts are negative and totally unconscious.  This would indicate that offering someone a penny for their thoughts is a really bad deal, because, in the sum total of things, their thoughts are actually worth less than nothing.  In fact, many […]

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Omigosh!! How Time Flies!!

WOW!  Time flies, huh?  I can’t believe that it’s been over 6 months since I made a blog entry!  How on earth did THAT happen! Well, let me state right here, right now that I resolve to do MUCH better in 2012. So, let me bring you up-to-date on what’s been happening since last May (omigosh, how embarrassing – and I call myself a writer!!).  As I believe you know from my “Supermanifester” posts, Deb and I sold two houses in Virginia and bought our beautiful new beach home in Ponce Inlet, Florida in April – June.  We needed to […]

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Is Your Goal in Writing?

I’m a huge proponent of setting big, beautiful goals – goals that are so big they make many of my friends laugh out loud at the apparent absurdity of their size and scope. That’s okay, I know that if my goals don’t scare me in a big way then they’re not worthy goals, they’re not goals that will stretch me and make me grow. Sometimes Deb and I will come up with a new goal and just giggle at ourselves because on its face it just seems ridiculous and undoable, but that’s when we KNOW that we’re on the right […]

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