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This week’s C2GO newsletter is super special as I have been able to interview and feature one of my idols and role models, The New York Times Best Selling author Gabrielle Bernstein. Gaby has just released her new book, Miracles Now. I am honoured that Gaby is featured here in the newsletter. I received the book on Monday and have read it cover to cover in 24 hours, it’s that good! The tips and inspirations are amazing and I know you will love the whole ethos as well. Passing Gaby’s tips, positivity and affirmations on in my classes, in workshops, via social media and in my blogs, is something I love to do and I hope you are enjoying the updates and inspirations.

 

 

 

 
Paul Mort Podcast

Yesterday I also was interviewed by Paul Mort for the Paul Mort Podcast, where I discuss how I started, my productivity tips, staying motivated, what I think holds Fitpros back from gaining more success and loads of extras, banter and chat with Paul. You can download the podcast here http://iampaulmort.com/

In House Fitness Pilates Training

As I announced last week, Kelly Reed- Banks is now full on in her new role as the Fitness Pilates Business & Training Development Manager and we are doing a big focus on providing FP In house training for Leisure centres & local authorities. If you work for an organisation such as these, we can provide you with cost effective full training and back up. Have a read through our information for more details and updates. https://www.choreographytogo.com/fitness-pilates/fp-in-house-training/

New KSFL Licence Free HIIT Music CD

I launched the  brand new KSFL® PPL Free HIIT Workout music series, which is perfect news for Instructors that are using licence free music, for HIIT/Bootcamps/Intervals/ Conditioning etc.
The tracks are extremely high standard cover versions and work brilliantly for your HIIT classes. On each CD you have a Warm Up, 2 x 30minute HIIT Workouts & Cool down with different timing ratios. For the track listings and more details click here. https://www.choreographytogo.com/news/new-licence-free-hiit-music/

Make It Happen Day

Only 4 weeks to go now until my positivity, profits and productivity day seminar at the HILTON HOTEL, East Midlands Airport on May 10th. I’ll be sharing so many profit building strategies, tips, ideas and how to foster a positive mindset on a daily basis to get things done and create a business and life you really desire. You can grab a place on the seminar day by clicking here https://www.choreographytogo.com/workshop-booking/create-your-online-fitness-business-seminar-with-rachel-holmes/

On Twitter today

I’ll be tweet loads of nutrition & fatloss tips all day so join in and Tweet/RT and get involved. You can find me on @RachelHolmes

 
An Interview with Gabrielle Bernstein

Miracles Now interview with New York Times bestselling author Gabrielle Bernstein.

{Miracles Now interview with New York Times bestselling author Gabrielle Bernstein.

Gaby, Can you tell C2GO’ers about your new book, Miracles Now.

I love this book and I’m so psyched to share it with you. Miracles Now {http://gabbyb.tv/miracles} helps readers lessen stress and find peace—FAST! I handpicked 108 techniques to combat our most common problems—from addiction and anxiety to burnout and resentment. The exercises are inspired by some of my greatest spiritual teachings. Throughout the book, I offer up spirit-based principles, meditations and practical tools to help readers bust through blocks to live with more ease. I break down each technique Spirit Junkie style—with meditations, assessment questions and step-by-step guidance—while incorporating lessons from the metaphysical text A Course in Miracles and Kundalini yoga. This book is meant for the busy, stressed person who simply wants to feel better fast.

How is Miracles Now different from all of your other books?

Each of my books has a unique format but a shared intention, which is to offer readers tools for releasing all the blocks to their true happiness and peace. Miracles Now shares that core intention through 108 short exercises that can be done anywhere, any time. This book is less self-reflective and more action oriented. I want it to put people into practice immediately so they can experience Miracles Now!

What made you write this book.

I write my books based on what I feel my readers need. I realized that so many people have packed schedules and lots to do, but they want to carve out a little time each day to create positive change and find peace in ways that are easy to follow and put into practice. In addition, I continuously witnessed my audience members and social media followers ask me for more practical tools to release their stress and boost their moods. People want to get to work and they want to feel better fast. This book is my response to that call.

The higher purpose of this book is to contribute to a greater global change. I believe that when more and more people begin to feel better, the positive collective energy supports the energy of the world. I believe that it is our collective energy that can save the world. This is the higher purpose for Miracles Now {http://gabbyb.tv/miracles} . I reinforce the book’s mission in its introduction, excerpted below:

{Excerpt from the introduction}

Right now we’re in a special and powerful position, because the world is having a spiritual awakening. When energy speeds up there is no space for playing small, and nothing can remain hidden. At some point all lies are brought to the surface and truth comes forth no matter how hard we try to hide it. Cynics are filling the yoga studios and the spiritual choir is growing larger. There is a massive call for more lightworkers, and now is our time to rise up and bring more positivity to the world. When the masses begin to vibrate with an energy of love, the world will no longer be a container for war, violence and lies.

There are great Kundalini meditations throughout the book. Can you tell us more about them?

For this book I chose twelve of the most powerful Kundalini meditations for shifting your mood, changing your energy and reducing stress. I was mindful to include meditations that are easy for newcomers as I expect many of my readers may be new to meditation. A great meditation for beginners is what I’ve nicknamed Peace Is in Your Pulse. It improves your concentration and brings calm to even the most scattered mind.

Sit in Easy Pose (comfortably cross-legged on the floor) with a slight neck lock, which means your chin slightly down and your neck is straight.

Lightly close your eyes and focus on the space between your eyebrows (the third-eye point).

The mantra is Sat Nam (which means “truth identified”).

The hand position (mudra) is simple. Place the four fingers of your right hand on your left wrist and feel your pulse. The fingers are in a straight line, lightly pressed on the wrist so you can feel your pulse in each fingertip.

On each beat of your pulse, mentally hear the sound of Sat Nam.

This meditation is suggested for 11 minutes, but you can experience great benefits in just one minute. Practice it daily to develop your intuition and calm your mind.

Who is this book for?

This book is for anyone who wants to create positive change in their life. If you’re stressed out, anxious, fearful, stuck or simply ready to play bigger in your life, this book is for you.

If you have the slightest willingness to feel better, this book is for you.

It doesn’t matter where you are on your spiritual path. You can be a dedicated yogi with a 20-year practice, a hardcore cynic who thinks this stuff is woo-woo, or anywhere in between: No matter what, you’ll benefit a lot from these teachings. What’s most exciting about the book is that you can simply use one of the exercises on a daily basis and it WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE. I say that with conviction.

How should the reader use the book?

This book is fun and interactive. You can read it from start to finish and soak up the concepts, but there are other ways to approach it. I feel that book can also act like a tarot deck. You can set an intention for yourself and then open the book to any page. Mark my words: You will ALWAYS get the guidance you need most in that moment.

I think the best way to use this book is to surrender to the exercises. Let your intuition guide you through each page. When you land on exercise that excites you, DO IT. Practice it for 40 days and master it. Then share it! These tools are meant to be shared. The last lesson in the book is that you are the guru. Miracles Now  {http://gabbyb.tv/miracles} empowers you with life-changing tools that you can share with the world. When these tools become yours, they are yours to share.

What are the spiritual teachings that influenced the lessons in the book?

As a student and teacher of  A Course in Miracles and Kundalini yoga and meditation, it has become my mission to translate these life-changing spiritual truths for all seekers. A Course in Miracles is a metaphysical self-taught curriculum based on the principle that when we choose love over fear we experience miraculous change. The Course emphasizes the practice of turning our fears over to the care of our inner guide and places strong emphasis on forgiveness. The Course teaches us that through the experience of forgiveness we will know true peace.

Kundalini is the yoga of awareness, which focuses on enhancing one’s intuition and strengthening the energy field. Kundalini aims to draw forth the creative potential of an individual to have strong values, be truthful and focus on compassion and consciousness.

It is a great honor to share the principles of both A Course in Miracles and Kundalini throughout this book. These tools helps the reader release everything that blocks their connection to their inner power. When you practice these techniques, fear melts away, inspiration springs up, and a sense of peace sets in. Most importantly, you build a relationship to the power within you — and this power connection is essential. The power I speak of is your connection to love. The more we tune into our own frequency of love, the more love will spread. When love is the trend there is no room for violence and war. Trust me when I say: Your practice is crucial in the awakening of the world. Each person’s energy matters.

In the book you use social media in a really cool way. Can you share about this?

I love this part! I boiled down each lesson into a 140-character description — or Miracle Message — which can be tweeted, pinned on Pinterest, posted on Facebook, or shared on Instagram. Each Miracle Message ends with the hashtag #MiraclesNow so readers can connect, share miracles and spread inspiration. And e-book readers can share right from their devices.

If any readers want to share the instagram/Pinterest quotes from the book they can download them here: http://gabbyb.tv/miracles-now-assets

How can we become a Miracle-Worker?

The moment you invite miracles into your own life you become a miracle worker. It’s as though you accept a spiritual invitation to live a life beyond the fear and doubt that you once knew. Stay committed to your desire to live in love and strengthen your faith in miracles. Then share your story with those who are in need. Your miraculous story has the power to save lives.

Share with us your journey and how it led to where you are now

In my early twenties I ran a nightlife PR firm in NYC. On the outside everything looked great, but on the inside I was a mess. I was seeking happiness, security and self-worth outside of myself. I regularly stayed up till 5 or 6 a.m. partying, and thanks to cocaine I weighed about 98 pounds. My friends had tried an intervention, but it didn’t work. Then, one night, I finally let it go. I wrote in my journal, “I need help. God, Universe, whoever is out there … I surrender.” The next morning, October 2, 2005, I woke up to a loud inner voice that said, “Get clean and you’ll have everything you want.” I knew I had no other choice than to listen.

I am happy it happened the way it did. I found God in my own way. I got clean. My conscious surrender was when I asked for help in my journal. I received an answer right away, and I have been sober since that day. I was desperately looking for happiness, and I was seeking everything good—peace and happiness—outside of myself.

For the past eight years I’ve been on a powerful journey inward, expanding my intuition and shifting my perceptions of the world. Through my own personal journey I have been guided to teach others to do the same.

Order Gabby’s new book, Miracles Now TODAY (link to www.gabbyb.tv/miracles), and get these three gifts from gabby:

Her ½ day workshop on Manifesting Miracles
Her lecture on Living a Miraculous Life
The audiobook intro to the book!

Click here for the gifts: www.gabbyb.tv/miracles

A huge THANK YOU to Gaby for agreeing to be featured in the C2GO Newsletter and Blogs

A Change Of Perception
By Jo De Rosa

Last weekend we had an amazing retreat here at Inner Guidance called ‘The Soul Development Weekender’. The facilitator delivered three powerful meditations incorporating 1) Your Past 2) Your Present 3) Your Future.
As our retreat centre is 16th Century and the facilitator is a psychic, we also organised a séance on the Saturday night after dinner…..

“Spirits Please Show Yourself”
I’ve never done anything like this before and was intrigued and a little scared by the prospect. There were 14 of us around our large table, gathered with the lights out and joining hands to make a connective circle. The scene was set with just one candle in the middle of the dining room table.

What an interesting evening!
I learnt so much about the power of the mind….

What Is Your Perception?
I and others saw the candlestick moving, whilst some didn’t. The lady next to me got tapped on the shoulder, while someone down the other end of the table felt something push into their chair. At one point the table was moving like a wave, and the interesting thing is that half of us felt it and the other half didn’t……

All In The Mind
I soooo wanted to see a ghost!
Some did. One lady apparently had a ghostly head above her own head, but I didn’t see that. What was lovely was that one person who had been very apprehensive about the whole thing saw lots of spirits during the evening and when she left the next morning said, “My fear of dying has gone now”.

I REALISED THAT IT IS UP TO US WHAT WE SEE.

And this knowledge also backs up what I have known for a long time: that we create our own destiny with the thoughts that we fill our minds with.

Our minds are powerful beyond belief, and we have no idea of the capacity and possibilities that are available to us. We need to eliminate immediately:
DOUBT and FEAR and STRESS.
Yuk what destructive emotions they are, playing havoc with our wellbeing  and quite literally contracting us.
Replace them with:
LOVE, HOPE, BELIEF IN YOURSELF, FAITH and your DREAMS  – all expansive emotions.

It Is Up To You
Create the life that you want. If there is something in your life that isn’t working CHANGE IT! If you feel that you can’t, then look at your PERCEPTION of the situation. Is there any way you can walk around the situation and see it from another angle? This is where a coach/mentor can be of real help, to view this seemingly unmovable situation with new eyes. We all need someone to help us ‘see beyond’ where we are right now, someone who already views life in an expansive way and who can give us the green light to think in an extended way.
Just last night I had this lovely message:

“I’ve stayed off the alcohol and stuck to healthy eating, so quite a week! I can’t thank you enough … You have turned my life around.”

This from a lady who when we first met just 10 days ago couldn’t see a way forward from her out of control drinking. And with a bit of support and guidance, has new insight into how to create the life she dreams of.

A Shift In Perception
It’s amazing how easy it is to make a small shift in perception, which will have a huge impact on your life. Usually it is something that we already ‘know’ on some level but are not ready/able to fully acknowledge. For example, I have been working on acceptance and trust for a while now. And although I ‘know’ that everything happens for a reason, sometimes I can’t seem to help trying to control a situation. Take my retreat last month. During the breaks between our sittings, I had my favourite spot in the temple to lie down or do some yoga. I found myself getting agitated at the thought of someone else taking my spot, but with my new perception of allowing the present moment to be whatever it is meant to be I realised that if that particular space was taken then A BETTER SPACE WAS PROVIDED TO ME!

Learning To Live Life In A New Way
So now this has become almost a game for me! As soon as I see my need to control I let go, and instead allow. Because I really do think that when you are connected (through meditation) all we need to do is trust. And relinquishing control and seeing what the universe has in store for you is FUN!

Getting Out Of The Way Of Yourself
We may think we know what is best, but the universe will show us what is in fact  the highest option available to us. It feels like someone is looking out for me and showing me the way, and now that I am learning to get out of the way of myself so much is opening up to me…..bigger and brighter than I could ever have imagined!
If we fixate on a particular outcome we are actually pushing away everything else, and who knows what amazing experiences we are missing out on because we are so busy trying to control control control…..

BBC Radio Suffolk are intrigued by us and are planning on live streaming the next séance planned for Halloween evening. This event is in the planning stages and not yet launched on our website but let me know if you are interested in attending and ready to open your mind to another dimension!?
And Lizzie is holding two more Soul Development Weekenders at Inner Guidance on:
4th to 6th July
14th to 16th November

Let me know what you think about all things ghostly, and if you have ever seen one! Also how you feel about living life in trust…..I’d love to hear from you x

Web:  www.innerguidance.co.uk/retreats
Email:  jo@innerguidance.co.uk
Facebook:  InnerGuidance
Twitter:  @Inner_Guidance
Copyright: Jo De Rosa 2014

 

First Class – One Way

By Andrew Crawford

Did you hear about the Viagra pill?

Apparently it causes skin cancer…!!!

I find that hard to believe……I would rather try some to see if it stands up to the test.

Why have they left it so long to tell people?? Especially men….blurting it out in the press like that, they should have used the soft approach.

First Class Pill.

What????    That trail still ain’t finished yet?

First Class murder.

So Andrew……What has First Class got to do with Accountancy & Tax

Well firstly……you offset all the costs against your business,

Secondly in first class there’s more room to stretch your legs, expand your body and spread out your Gucci, Louis Vuitton or pink Mulberry bags..!!

First Class Credit  – Clear Your Credit Cards

Listen………credit cards are NOT your friend. Yes, they are useful but on the whole they filter extra money from your possession into the coffers of the banks via additional interest.

Please clear those mofos by any means necessary. Then it’s First Class all the way.

First Class Fitness – Cancel your gym membership
“……….Have you heard the one about the guy who in 1997, joined a pay-as-you-go gym and never went? Over those 14 years, it’s cost absolutely nothing.

Yet plenty of people are happy to shell out £40 or £50 a month by direct debit to a gym they never go to. £50 a month for 14 years is £8,400.

I was paying £189 a month family membership and didn’t go for nearly 2 years….!!

If you use the gym three times a week, great. If not, cancel your membership immediately. You’ll soon save enough to buy your own bike and, if you’re so inclined, a rowing machine.

Consider running home from work three times a week. It’s free. …..”

Oh….I’ve cancel that now…….More bottles of veuve purchased.

First Class Travel

I’m gonna let you into a little secret of mine.

When I purchase my first class travel tickets, both on plane or train, I buy 2 ‘One-Way’ tickets and travel AFTER 9.30am if I can.

Why?  First class for standard price or less…!!!

From where I live now, a standard return train ticket is £149 but after 9.30am it goes down to £55.20 return with certain restrictions. The single standard before 9.30am is £74.50.

Now these trains are ram jam-a-boogie sometimes standing room only..!!
Implement my strategy.

A single first class ticket I picked up for £32.50. Travelling after 9.30am, I believe it was around 11.50am because breakfast was still being served.

Implementing the same strategy on the return journey, I picked up a first class ticket for £32.50. In the evening the wine comes out….tee hee.

Note…these need to be booked over 3 -4 days before travelling.

Use same strategy on planes to purchase your one way First class or business class ticket.

Write off the cost as a business expense.

First Class Lunch & Dinner

Question…………Where would you like to dine today? Mackkie D’s ketchup and serviette service or La Tretorrio silver service?

Exactly…..!!

As you get older don’t you ‘Spoil’ yourself a little? If not you should.

If you have a business you write off the expense against your business.

First Class Company

These things are enjoyed when they are shared. Surround yourself with first class company. Positively Charged.

First Class Goods & Services

Do you look for bargains or ‘The Cheapest’ or the most expensive and ‘The Best’??

Do a self analysis to see what your dominant state of mind is.
Have a First Class Attitude.

Finally

Not sure if you were aware but as part of the tax avoidance clampdown ‘New Powers’ were outlined which would allow HM Revenue & Customs to seize unlimited amounts of money directly from your bank accounts if they believed you owed more than £1,000 in tax.
HMRC claims the new rules would be used to target ruthless tax dodgers.
Why didn’t they use these powers to extract the excess expense claim from that MP? And ALL the others…..!!

First Class advantage.

Andrew James Crawford

www.fitnessindustryaccountants.com
www.facebook.com/fitnessindustryaccountants
www.twitter.com/tax4fitness

Have a wonderful week

Love Rachel x

 

 


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