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Thursday, 30 October 2008

YES Group 15th Anniversary Party

15th Year Celebration



On Sat 29th November 08

At the amazing

Gilgamesh Restaurant

The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road,

London NW1 8AH, UK

2.00pm - 12.30am

[Registration 12.30pm-1.30pm]

We welcome you to come and join us celebrate 15 years of providing a monthly forum of amazing speakers and a peer group inspiring each other to grow and contribute

How will we be celebrating?

Amazing speakers

It would not be a YES Group event without some amazing speakers!

Here’s the line up!!!

Jairek Robbins

Jairek Robbins

Peter Sage Brigitte Sumner Harry Singha

Anthony Robbins’ son Jairek along with an array of YES Group chairs are your celebrated speakers. Presenting the whole event is none other than Karl Pearsall, the YES Group Founder!

Amazing Food

The venue has been chosen for its amazing ambience and culinary excellence. Enjoy a scrumptious meal catering for the healthy standards of YES Group regulars!

Amazing entertainment

We have 2 fantastic live bands:

The UK's best cover band Beat Connection is run by Alex and Matt Santoro-Emmerson of YES Group Norwich.

Check them out at www.beatconnection.co.uk

Drumming Band Beats Ecstatic - Somesh of Drum Jam has drummed at the Yes Group before and raised the roof!

See them here or check out www.drumjam.co.uk

We also have live singers:

Female singer Eva Luna with Fragma fame (Eva Firewalked at Tony Robbins 10 years ago) flying from Ibiza

Plus Male singer Peyton (of Hed Kandi fame) singing the adopted Yes Group theme tune 'Higher Place'!

Through the evening our resident Yes Group DJ Kayo will be taking care of the music and to finish off the night Godfather of dance music, firewalker & world class DJ Danny Rampling will be playing an eclectic mix of varied music especially for us.


All this and even more surprise entertainment will ensure we celebrate like only the Yes Group know how!

It's going to be the most amazing fun hugging party with over 10 hours of education, entertainment and a sumptous dinner time healthy buffet with raw birthday cake all for £127!

The venue has a capacity of only 350 people and all YES Groups are being represented! So do book early to avoid disappointment. There will be no tickets sold on the door and we expect the event to sell out very soon.

The first 100 tickets are available at £97 [hurry only a few remaining]

The Choice, Intuition and Meditation

A close friend asked me about a tough decision they had to make between writing a book and working. I didn't know which way to advise as I've been having similar dilemmas myself.

What does this have to with Choices? My friend had picked up a book from the 3 I had taken on my trip. Some laugh at the thought of me reading, I just occasionally carry some around in case I have time to catch up on my library. What is important is out of all the books I could have taken and the one that was picked up, it was Og Mandino's The Choice.

Flicking randomly to page 60 and continuing to read...
“Neither you nor I, in our wildest dreams, ever came close to imagining that all this would be happening to us. Knowing you, if you had seen it coming, you probably never would have written the book. But it has happened and I'm not certain, yet, that you realise what you've done... if sales continue as they are going, you are certain to become the bestselling author of all time, even bigger than anyone else [in the field]. And those nice people out there, who must be getting so much from your book, deserve to know the [person] behind it. Forget the money and the fame and all the other so-called benefits you would receive from all that exposure on television and in the press, and think, instead, of the thousands who are reaching out to you. You can't turn your back on them because it doesn't happen to fit in with your lifestyle. You can't! If you really believe in that book, and I know you do , then you've got to come out of your tower and let the world see you, know you... and love you. You've got to...”
It was like they were just talking to me and not reading from a book. It sent a shiver down my spine to realise it was what was printed on that page. For that page to be picked from the books I'd brought, out of all those that I had and all those that were in print. Well that answered their question (and possibly mine) without the need to read anything else or anymore, intuitive reading was the term used. I opened at another page and it was a loads of irrelevant words. I'm going to have to let go and let flow on the intuition if I'm ever to find my purpose for being...

A few days later I came across my Trust Your Vibes Oracle Deck by Sonia Choquette

I thought I'd give it a shuffle and glimpsed the 'learning' and 'meditate' cards as I did. Meditation is definitely not for someone as busy as me. So, after I'd shuffled the cards I felt for one and then let my intuition lead me to another. And the card it pulled... 'meditate.'

Is the universe trying to tell me something? Wherever I seem to go and however busy I am, I keep getting told to slow down to let things catch up. Been getting this a lot now, so maybe it is now time to pay attention and relax.

Why don't you join me in taking a time out for 5 minutes to just breathe.

If there's anything important that I've really learnt over the last year, it is to stop and pay attention to my breathing. It is something simple that we really do forget to do sometimes, just focus on your breathing now and notice how it feels. Is it light or heavy, deep or shallow? In and out... that's right...

Sonia Choquette says that 15 minutes of meditating is all you need to increase your intuitive awareness. With your channels more open, you’ll be better able to pick up on things you are saying and doing that come from your mask and not your soul. Breathe in slowly to the count of 4 seconds. Exhale to the count of four seconds. Repeat for 15 minutes, once a day. When thoughts enter your mind, don’t dwell on them, just let them pass in a detached way.

The great thing is that winter is upon us, a great time to gather your food and nuts and go meditate on what spring will bring. Is that what animals do when they hibernate? Maybe they are smarter than us!

For those that know me well, I sometimes go off on one, say things that I don't mean to cause hurt - and at other times I'll laugh when it's not funny (like at funerals, really)! What can I do? Not do it and lose all those really happy moments that we have shared because of it?
I don't complete my sentences at times, assuming ESP will deliver the message, allowing things to be taken out of context. So if I am to take responsibility, it is the quality of my communication that determine the results in my life. The cost of our learnings can be high, whether it be in opportunities missed or friendships lost. Should we not try in fear of failing? Not talk to others in case we offend? Maybe I should think before speaking at risk of missing the moment?
Or just step out, simply live and make smile, as well as cry! Everything is just feedback, so no need to panic or worry, just refine and carry on living with better results. Don't repeat the same mistakes over and over, there are plenty of new ones to trip you up on the way... lol...

The great thing is, as an optimist, anything that is lost, can easily be found again! Opportunities will come your way again, friends will be found, whether they are the same or new ones. All as easily as your feet will find the path that you are destined to travel... Just keep your eyes and heart open and let your true feelings guide you. Trust Your Vibes! :-)

Challenging times? Grow bigger...

Challenging times create challenging problems that initially appear huge. The idea is to grow bigger than the problem so that if it is ever faced in future, it will be easier to deal with. No-one said life would be easy, it is definitely rewarding if you're prepared to stick with it and live everyday. Instead of focusing on the problem, think outside the box. Ask better questions to receive better answers. Look for solutions - there are plenty available if you're prepared to just open your eyes and look in a different direction.

Too many people are worried about where to put their money. Did you know that 'worry' is like paying interest on a debt that you may NEVER own!?

NOW is the time to invest - in yourself! Money spent on you is an investment that is worth evey penny. The banks and other people can not come and take your knowledge and you can use it to make so much more of your life. It is the smartest and safest place to put your money!

You can learn new skills, investment methods, how to make more money and even how to appreciate the life that you do have.

My mate Dan Storey got a flat tyre on the motorway and instead of pulling over he parked in the middle of the M4/M25 junction. Why? I've no idea but he did say "if you don't scare yourself everyday you're not living." So we got down to changing the wheel, as you can't plan where you breakdown; else you wouldn't!

So instead of living on the edge and in safety, get in the middle of the action and live life to the max!

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Message from the Queen to America

To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II:

In light of your failure in recent years to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately. (You should look up 'revocation' in the Oxford English Dictionary.)
Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (except Kansas, which she does not fancy).

Your new Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, will appoint a Governor for America without the need for further elections.

Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. A questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed.

To aid in the transition to a British Crown dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:
1. The letter 'U' will be reinstated in words such as 'colour, 'favour,' 'labour' and 'neighbour.' Likewise, you will learn to spell 'doughnut' without skipping half the letters, and the suffix 'ize' will be replaced by the suffix ' 'ise.' Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. (look up 'vocabulary').
2. Using the same twenty-seven words interspersed with filler noises such as ''like' and 'you know' is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication. There is no such thing as U.S.English. We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take into account the reinstated letter 'u'' and the elimination of '-ize.'
3. July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday.
4.You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers, or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you're not quite ready to be independent. Guns should only be used for shooting grouse. If you can't sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist, then you're not ready to shoot grouse.
5. Therefore, you will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous than a vegetable peeler. A permit will be required if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.
6. All intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will start driving on the left side with immediate effect. At the same time, you will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of conversion tables. Both roundabouts and metrification will help you understand the British sense of humour.
7. The former USA will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have been calling gasoline) of roughly $10/US gallon. Get used to it.
8. You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call French fries are not real chips, and those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called crisps. Real chips are thick cut, fried in animal fat, and dressed not with catsup but with vinegar.
9. The cold, tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all. Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be referred to as beer, and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as Lager. South African beer is also acceptable, as they are pound for pound the greatest sporting nation on earth and it can only be due to the beer. They are also part of the British Commonwealth-see what it did for them. American brands will be referred to as Near-Frozen Gnat's Urine, so that all can be sold without risk of further confusion.
10.Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as good guys.Hollywood will also be required to cast English actors to play English characters. Watching Andie Macdowell attempt English dialogue in Four Weddings and a Funeral was an experience akin to having one's ears removed with a cheese grater.
11. You will cease playing American football. There is only one kind of proper football; you call it soccer. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which has some similarities to American football, but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like a bunch of nancies).
12. Further, you will stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the World Series for a game which is not played outside of America. Since only 2.1% of you are aware there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable. You will learn cricket, and we will let you face the South Africans first to take the sting out of their deliveries.
13. You must tell us who killed JFK. It's been driving us mad.
14. An internal revenue agent (i.e. tax collector) from Her Majesty's Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all monies due (backdated to 1776).
15. Daily Tea Time begins promptly at 4 p.m. with proper cups, with saucers, and never mugs, with high quality biscuits (cookies) and cakes; plus strawberries (with cream) when in season.
God Save the Queen!

PS: There's always time for fun. Only share this with friends who have a good sense of humour (NOT humor).
Not a big fan of the Monarchy but it sure beats American politics - wonder what George W. Bush would look like dressed as a queen!?

Friday, 3 October 2008

Need Motivation? The essence of survival...

"Every morning in Africa, a gazelle awakens. He has only one thought on his mind: To be able to run faster than the fastest lion. If he cannot, then he will be eaten.

Every morning in Africa a lion awakens. He has only one thought on his mind: To be able to run faster than the slowest gazelle. If he cannot, he will die of hunger.

Whether you choose to be a gazelle or a lion is of no consequence. It is enough to know that with the rising of the sun, you must run. And you must run faster than you did yesterday or you will die. This is the race of life." - African Proverb

Gratitude and perspective!

If you think you're unhappy look at them
If you think your salary is low, how about her?
If you think you don't have many friends
If you feel like giving up, think of this man...

If you complain about your transport system, how about them?

If your society is unfair to you, how about her?

If you think you suffer in life, do you suffer as much as he does?

Enjoy life how it is and as it comes Things are worse for others and is a lot better for us

There are many things in your life that will catch your eye but only a few will catch your heart....pursue those...

Are you still complaining?

Observe around you and be thankful for all that you have in this transitory lifetime...

We ar fortunate, we have much more than we need to be content.

Let's not try to feed this endless cycle of consumerism and immorality in which this modern and advanced society forgets the other two thirds of our brothers and sisters.

Let us complain less and give more.