52 – The Harder I Work, The Luckier I Get

BY STAN KONTOS

Whilst I am a big advocate on leading a balanced life, there are times when we need to work hard. If you own your own business or you manage a business, you know there are times when you need to “roll up your sleeves”, put your head down and take on the business growth, or solve an issue or cover for staff who are away. There are times when high achievers have to put in the long hours to get the job done. However, what is important, is realising that leading a balanced life is realising when you are out of balance and gradually bringing yourself back to normality.

I am also an advocate on “doing whatever it takes” (of course within guidelines of best practice) to get the result. This will involve at times putting in extra hours and working hard. What I have learnt though is that when I work hard, I get lucky. As long as I have my “day of sabbath” (a full day of rest, prayer and reflection), I can go hard for six days. This high intensity brings me great results. All people who succeed in life (whether it be in a career, a business, a charity, a giving program, or a stay home parent running a family) always have and always will have times where they need to work hard.

During these periods of hard work, I am always thinking of the result I want to achieve and who I can handover some of the workload so that I can get back into a more balanced life. So it also becomes a period of hiring the right person, training them up, setting up good systems and KPI’s and then delegating/empowering the right person so I can eventually exit that role and take on other roles which I enjoy more and create more value in.

If there is something you want to do well in (for example, develop or invest in real estate, or invest in the sharemarket, or learn a new language, or become good at a new team sport) then there is no substitute for hard work – the more I practice, the more skilled I get. The more skilled I become, the more I do well. Hard work is and has always been at the corner stone of all great achievements. Of course many of us know, that when we take on something and we learn to love it, it does not seem like hard work anymore – it is a joy!

I encourage you to begin today thinking about what you would like to excel in and then design to put in some extra hours to develop your skills and capabilities. You will be surprised what will happen during a short intense period of hard work – you will have mastered a skill for the rest of your life. You will then be in a position to teach others so you can leverage out of that position or create other high performing individuals in your organisation, family or team. Great leaders are teachers who have been there and done it before.

I look forward to hearing your story one day of a period of hard work where you knuckled down and did whatever it took to get the result. One day in years to come you will look back and share the story with your loved ones as a period of great achievement. And when I hear it, I will say to you “Well done!”

Live with passion, always stay on your life purpose, and stay at peace.

Stan Kontos 

As South Australia’s foremost authority on “Peak Life Performance” and “Leadership Psychology”, Stan has a passion for the development of Human Potential through the use of Rapid Change Technologies.
Stan is a prolific reader of books and material on self empowerment and has attended numerous programs around the world on personal development, management, marketing, public speaking, and wealth creation. He is a worldwide accredited NLP Trainer (Neurolinguistic Programming).

His areas of passion include:

  • Coaching: Business, Executive and Personal
  • Mentoring: Leaders, Managers and Management teams
  • Therapy for rapid improvements in stress and personal blocks
  • Leadership Development
  • Life Enhancing Seminar Programs teaching Success Strategies and Personal Empowerment

Stan is an entrepreneur with business interests in various states across Australia.

Stan focuses on continuous and never ending improvement of himself and his teams of partners and associates as well as selfless contribution to others. He is an inspiring and motivating speaker, author, coach, and entrepreneur. He desires to expand people’s lives and to expand his charitable quests.

Best wishes to you as you live a life of passion, purpose and peace as an open minded progressive human being.

Stan is considered to be one’s “ultimate” life and business coach.

Six Ways to a Successful Life

GUEST POST BY  Manuel Karkafirs 

Have you ever noticed that some people look happy and joyous all the time, whilst other people prefer to live and dwell in their negative emotions? What causes this? What do successful people, who are in balance, do differently to the rest of the population? The fact is there are no secrets. Creating a balanced life involves being aware of the following 6 principles. Practicing them may unlock a new outlook to your life.
Real change can happen in a heartbeat, as long as you’re committed to using the hidden potential inside of you. This coincides with an old parable that states: “Without knowing the within you will never know the without”. The real truth about our journey here on Earth is: “It’s not about what you do, but who you become”.

From my research on numerous ultra successful entrepreneurs, I have observed the following practices to be used by many of them:

1. COMMUNICATION
(a) Real change, massive change, comes from the way you communicate to yourself, which in turn affects your communication with others. Studies have shown that our communication involves 7% Words, 38% Voice Tonality and 55% Physiology.
Our physiology is critical to the way we control our state and our emotions, which in turn affects our behaviors and the responses we get from others. Physiology refers to the way we use and move our body. In particular our posture, gestures and breathing. Have you ever noticed that depressed or sad people have lower postures and shallower breathing, as opposed to happy or excited people who are upright in posture, and breathing fully? If you try smiling in a depressed posture, the state change is immediate. You will notice that the intensity of depression drops off.
(b) The language and the vocabulary you use consistently can affect your state dramatically. When asked How are you today? There is a different emotional feeling when you respond “Not bad” as opposed to “Fantastic”. This is more than just positive thinking it is the way we are wired neurologically. Words have the power to uplift or to destroy.
(c) Nothing in life has a meaning other than the meaning you give it. This means everything seems real in our perception.One person may look at a Roller Coaster and think “WOW… this is exciting:” and another may look at it as a very scary experience. It’s the same event with two different perceptions. So when you change the way you perceive things, the things you look at are seen in a different light.

2. KNOW YOUR OUTCOME
How can you hit a target that does not exist? Many people in our society do not have an empowering vision, an outcome to aim at, or to compel them to create the life they truly desire. Successful people have absolute clarity. They actually define the “Bulls eye” and they know why they want it, as well as taking the first steps of action towards it. They have the mindset that there is no such thing as failure but only a learning experience.

3. THOUGHT PROCESS
Where do your thoughts come from? Are you your thoughts or your thoughts are you?
Every thought that comes into your mind needs to be treated like a seed. Will this seed be fruitful or will it create weeds in your mind. Each thought leads to a decision, which leads to an action. Your consistent actions lead to habits, which then lead to your character and eventually to your destiny.Be wary of your thoughts.

4. QUESTIONS ARE THE ANSWERS
The quality of the questions you ask will result in the quality of the answers you receive. WHY questions tend to dwell on the problem. Why does this always happen to me? Why can’t I get it right? Your brain will search for an answer and often it is not going to make you feel better. Typical responses are You’re unlucky or you’re no good. WHAT or HOW questions are solution focused. These provide you with an empowering way to move forward. Examples are: How can I make this better? What must I do to improve the situation?

5. FOCUS
What you focus on is what you will get. Your brain has a sophisticated compass called the Reticulating Activating System, which will focus on the habitual thoughts you put into your unconscious mind. Therefore if you focus consistently on earning more income, your mind will search and find ways.
The negative part is that if you focus that you don’t want to be poor, your unconscious mind does not process the negative, and it will only focus on poor, and that’s what you’ll become.

6. BELIEF SYSTEMS
References are primarily based on past experiences, which support the belief. Our parents and friends often have a big impact on the way we form and condition our beliefs. The more references we have the stronger support for the belief.
Negative or limiting beliefs can disempower people from getting what they want out of life.
Examples are: I’m too young, too old, I don’t have the time, I don’t have the money.
Positive or empowering beliefs provide the appropriate drive and motivation to tackle any challenge or obstacle.
Examples are: I can do anything I set my mind to; the past does not equal the future

In order to create massive change in your life it is all about choices. It is up to you to make the decision to change, as you are in control of your destiny. Be wary of your physiology, your inner communication and the things you focus on. Be prepared to change your limiting belief systems and to confront your fears.

Finally take a quiet walk in nature, still your mind and reflect on all the positive experiences in your life.
Abundance and balance is all in your mind and change can happen in a heartbeat.

Live with passion, stay on purpose, and always be at peace.

The Self Image

51 – Attracting more good things into your life

BY STAN KONTOS

We all want to have more good things happen in our lives so I thought this month I would share how we can be an integral part of this. I have discovered (unfortunately the hard way, many decades ago) that when I harboured on negativity, I would attract lots of problems and issues. It wasn’t until I read many books on personal and spiritual development, that I began to realise that there is a life law that “we attract what we think about most of the time”. I found that when I began to put a more concerted effort into thinking positively most of the time, I would begin to attract more good things in my life. WOW I thought – is it really possible that I could create my own “heaven on earth” experience? Well, it was close. Whilst there are still problems and issues at times in my life, the frequency is now much less and the recovery from those negative events is much quicker since I have been focussing more and more on the positive in the situation or the positive outcome I desire from the situation.

I read an incredible wisdom once that said along the lines, to focus your mind on “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy- think about these things”. That is quite an incredible level to attain to when you think about it, however what actually happens when you “tap into” this level of thinking, is you begin to notice more of what you just thought about (which was good) and you begin to attract and claim more of what is positive and constructive in your life.

You see, there are always good things happening around us and in our lives – we just need to notice them. The RAS (Reticular Activating System) of our mind needs to be switched on by us focussing ourselves on what is good. What we focus on we see. And what we see we begin to attract more of. And when we see the positive we attract, we begin to strengthen this way of thinking. Then it becomes a habit because we know what the benefits are so we create new patterns in our brain. This is the essence of “neuroplasticity”. We all have this capability to create a better world for ourselves and for others in our environment.

I have the privilege of coaching and mentoring a number of clients privately and one of the key outcomes of each coaching and mentoring session is to help them change the way they look at things. I know that if they change the way they look at things, for example, their work, their business, their partner, their finances, their life, then the things that they look at will begin to change. And they will attract better things in life. If you want to know more about our coaching and mentoring program, click here to visit our website.

Here’s an exercise worth doing. For the next 30 days, do an exercise I get my coaching and mentoring clients to do called “The 30 Day Mental Fast”, click here to download the form. Be extra careful everyday to keep all negative thoughts out of your consciousness. It will initially be quite difficult however after about 7-10 days you will notice it will get easier and you will notice yourself thinking and feeling differently. You will begin taking your thoughts to the next level. If for any reason, you indulge in negativity (that is you catch yourself spending unnecessarily long time on a negative thought, such as longer than 2 minutes) then you start the 30 day mental fast again from the beginning! Check the exercise out and email me if you have any queries.

Live with passion, always stay on your life purpose, and stay at peace.

Stan Kontos 

As South Australia’s foremost authority on “Peak Life Performance” and “Leadership Psychology”, Stan has a passion for the development of Human Potential through the use of Rapid Change Technologies.
Stan is a prolific reader of books and material on self empowerment and has attended numerous programs around the world on personal development, management, marketing, public speaking, and wealth creation. He is a worldwide accredited NLP Trainer (Neurolinguistic Programming).

His areas of passion include:

  • Coaching: Business, Executive and Personal
  • Mentoring: Leaders, Managers and Management teams
  • Therapy for rapid improvements in stress and personal blocks
  • Leadership Development
  • Life Enhancing Seminar Programs teaching Success Strategies and Personal Empowerment

Stan is an entrepreneur with business interests in various states across Australia.

Stan focuses on continuous and never ending improvement of himself and his teams of partners and associates as well as selfless contribution to others. He is an inspiring and motivating speaker, author, coach, and entrepreneur. He desires to expand people’s lives and to expand his charitable quests.

Best wishes to you as you live a life of passion, purpose and peace as an open minded progressive human being.

Stan is considered to be one’s “ultimate” life and business coach.

50 – Focus mixed together with gratitude makes for a powerful combination

BY STAN KONTOS

I am sure we are all well aware of the power of focus in helping us maximise the incredible power of our mind and in turn achieving our inspired goals in life. I am sure we have all heard of the power of gratitude in helping us energetically to attract people, situations and events that assist us with achieving our goals. One of the most powerful combinations in helping us design a better life for ourselves and the people around us is mixing the two together – “focus with gratitude”. The key of course, is the focus has to be a good thing (something that is good for you, good for the other person, and good for the greater good) and the gratitude has to be “heart felt and genuine gratitude”.

So, let’s choose something generic in life and see how we could apply it. Suppose we want to increase our income through a wealth creation vehicle such as, real estate. Then our mindset to help us achieve the goal, could be constructed as follows “Thank you, for I am so happy and grateful now that I have secured a residential real estate property investment that I can add value to and create $150,000 within 2 years allowing me to give to my family a better lifestyle including an amazing holiday”.

The key is to construct a thought as if it has already occurred, to mix it with favourable emotions (gratitude in this case), and to link it to a benefit to others (a holiday for the family) as well as a higher purpose (seeing the building of a happy family in terms of a lifestyle achievement).

Think about your inspiring goals today and begin to construct a focus, as well mixing this focus with an inspiring emotion (gratitude in this case) and watch how you will more succinctly move toward your goal and watch how you will attract the right people and circumstances to help you along the journey. Ensure the goal is good not just for you, but for someone else as well as a greater good for all.

I wish you to learn and apply the tools to create a more abundant life for yourself, your family and your community.

Live with passion, always stay on your life purpose, and stay at peace.

Stan Kontos 

As South Australia’s foremost authority on “Peak Life Performance” and “Leadership Psychology”, Stan has a passion for the development of Human Potential through the use of Rapid Change Technologies.
Stan is a prolific reader of books and material on self empowerment and has attended numerous programs around the world on personal development, management, marketing, public speaking, and wealth creation. He is a worldwide accredited NLP Trainer (Neurolinguistic Programming).

His areas of passion include:

  • Coaching: Business, Executive and Personal
  • Mentoring: Leaders, Managers and Management teams
  • Therapy for rapid improvements in stress and personal blocks
  • Leadership Development
  • Life Enhancing Seminar Programs teaching Success Strategies and Personal Empowerment

Stan is an entrepreneur with business interests in various states across Australia.

Stan focuses on continuous and never ending improvement of himself and his teams of partners and associates as well as selfless contribution to others. He is an inspiring and motivating speaker, author, coach, and entrepreneur. He desires to expand people’s lives and to expand his charitable quests.

Best wishes to you as you live a life of passion, purpose and peace as an open minded progressive human being.

Stan is considered to be one’s “ultimate” life and business coach.

49 – What you focus on you create

BY STAN KONTOS

As we review the first quarter of 2019, it is easy to get caught up in the day to day urgencies of our lives. How many of us are actually reviewing our key goals each and every day to see what progress we are making and what we need to do to get to our goals into fruition? Yes, I too catch myself not reviewing my goals everyday! It is so important if we want to make this year the best year yet, that we have a system to remind ourselves to review our goals.

Here are a couple of suggestions:

  1. Set up a reminder on your phone
  2. Write them down and stick them on something you look at every day (for example, your laptop or your desk)
  3. Write them on a card and place them in your wallet so that every time you get your credit card or cash out, you see them

You see, what we focus on, on a consistent basis, we bring closer and closer into our reality. The difference between the “haves” and the “have not’s” is what I call the 1 percenters. They are the little things that create big results over time. Your daily habits determine your destiny. But can it really be that simple? Yes it is simple, however, I agree it is not easy. The most difficult thing for people to do is create new empowering and productive habits. Most people resist change and unconsciously want to stay within their comfort zones. However, if you do the same thing this year as last year, you will not grow your results over last year. And I want to encourage you to make this year, a more growthful one… make this year your best year yet.

Beginning a new habit, for example, reviewing your key goals on a daily basis will not cost you any money… all it is, is a small investment of time: 2-3 minutes per day at best. When extrapolated over the year, the return on this investment of time is incredible. Give it a go this year and you will see how this gift of life works. You too will become one of the “haves” and everyone will ask you in wonder, “Wow, how did you do that? What made you think of that? That’s amazing”.

If you need a helping hand from us at SOL Results, consider getting yourself a Personal Coach to help you magnify your results. I know personally that John and Manuel bring incredible results to their clients. I encourage you if you are serious about taking your life to the next level and investing in yourself this year, that you contact our office www.solresults.com, email life@solresults.com or phone 08 8362 3111 and ask for a FREE Introductory 60 minute Coaching Session.

Find out the benefits of coaching and watch your life soar in 2019.

Live with passion, always stay on your life purpose, and stay at peace.

Stan Kontos 

As South Australia’s foremost authority on “Peak Life Performance” and “Leadership Psychology”, Stan has a passion for the development of Human Potential through the use of Rapid Change Technologies.
Stan is a prolific reader of books and material on self empowerment and has attended numerous programs around the world on personal development, management, marketing, public speaking, and wealth creation. He is a worldwide accredited NLP Trainer (Neurolinguistic Programming).

His areas of passion include:

  • Coaching: Business, Executive and Personal
  • Mentoring: Leaders, Managers and Management teams
  • Therapy for rapid improvements in stress and personal blocks
  • Leadership Development
  • Life Enhancing Seminar Programs teaching Success Strategies and Personal Empowerment

Stan is an entrepreneur with business interests in various states across Australia.

Stan focuses on continuous and never ending improvement of himself and his teams of partners and associates as well as selfless contribution to others. He is an inspiring and motivating speaker, author, coach, and entrepreneur. He desires to expand people’s lives and to expand his charitable quests.

Best wishes to you as you live a life of passion, purpose and peace as an open minded progressive human being.

Stan is considered to be one’s “ultimate” life and business coach.

48 – Get Inspired!

BY STAN KONTOS

Have you ever sat down and documented exactly what inspires you? Many years ago I began documenting what it is that makes me feel inspired. I define feeling inspired as being ‘in spirit’, that joyful inner feeling that we all get, some people call it ‘being in my element’ or ‘being in the flow’.

Many activities that bring on this amazing feeling are the same for all of us, for example, being in love or being grateful and there are many activities and thought processes that are unique to each one of us.

Some activities that inspire me include:

  • Being at the beach, I love hearing the crashing of the waves
  • Driving through the hills in my sports car
  • Reading a good biography
  • Listening to certain music
  • Listening and meditating to a particular pastor’s sermon
  • Spending time with particular people who I seem to resonate with

It is important to know the things that inspire you, once you know them you can then make time to bring them into your life purposefully. The ultimate goal is to aim to be 80 per cent inspired, or more, of course! Too many of us get caught up working for a living instead of designing a life. The life of design should include as many inspirational activities as is possible that you can bring into each day.

When you are inspired you will:

  • Handle issues (challenges) more effectively
  • Be happier (others will notice the glow coming out of your eyes)
  • Create greater opportunities in your business/career, life and in the lives of others

We all set so many goals each year – to make more money, to advance our career, to lose weight, to improve our relationships, to holiday, etc. However, did you know that the one key goal to achieve a high level of inspiration will itself help you bring into fruition every one of your goals and dreams?

Many people comment that they have attended the Breakfast at the Next Level because it re-ignites their inspiration and that is one of the breakfast event’s purposes.

So I ask you, what are you doing today to get yourself inspired and fired up to really enjoy the gift of life that you have been given? Perhaps begin today and notice every time you feel an amazing sense of joy inside, document it and before long you will know 10+ activities that inspire you. Then begin bringing as many of these activities into your life daily. You will notice a new level of youthfulness and energy that will come over you. You will have fewer issues. You will attract greater opportunities in every area of your life.

Come along to the next Breakfast at the Next Level on the 6th of March 2019 to re-ignite your inspiration and get inspired!

Live with passion, always stay on your life purpose, and stay at peace.

Stan Kontos 

As South Australia’s foremost authority on “Peak Life Performance” and “Leadership Psychology”, Stan has a passion for the development of Human Potential through the use of Rapid Change Technologies.
Stan is a prolific reader of books and material on self empowerment and has attended numerous programs around the world on personal development, management, marketing, public speaking, and wealth creation. He is a worldwide accredited NLP Trainer (Neurolinguistic Programming).

His areas of passion include:

  • Coaching: Business, Executive and Personal
  • Mentoring: Leaders, Managers and Management teams
  • Therapy for rapid improvements in stress and personal blocks
  • Leadership Development
  • Life Enhancing Seminar Programs teaching Success Strategies and Personal Empowerment

Stan is an entrepreneur with business interests in various states across Australia.

Stan focuses on continuous and never ending improvement of himself and his teams of partners and associates as well as selfless contribution to others. He is an inspiring and motivating speaker, author, coach, and entrepreneur. He desires to expand people’s lives and to expand his charitable quests.

Best wishes to you as you live a life of passion, purpose and peace as an open minded progressive human being.

Stan is considered to be one’s “ultimate” life and business coach.

47 – Stay grateful & let synchronicity show you the way

BY STAN KONTOS

Have you ever wanted something (a new house to make your home, a car, an investment property, a friendship, a cause to become a part of) but not sure if it is the right thing to do? I certainly have been in this situation many times. In times when you really want something, but are not sure if it is the right thing, you’ve got to go deep within you, (your heart, or, commonly known as a gut feel) as there are the answers as to whether something is right for you or not.

My discovery over time is that if it is meant to be, it will be. Of course, you need to put in the effort (take action), however, things always “flow” when they are meant to be. When you have to continually go against the grain, and at the same time, do not have  a good feel about a desired goal, then generally it is not meant to be and it is best to walk away as its time has not come. But when you really desire something and have a good heart or gut feel about it, and it keeps coming back to you or flows nicely toward you, then generally it is meant to be.

I want to encourage you to firstly set goals that inspire you. Don’t set goals just to keep up with others or to showcase how good you are. Rather, set goals that have come from within. When the time is right, they will flow toward you and it is at this time that you should “Step Up” and take action toward claiming them.

There is a wisdom that says “Faith without action is dead”. Hence, “faith requires action” to be manifested into reality.

So, next time you notice a desired goal come into your life, look for signs of “synchronicity”. That is, it begins to flow toward you and that with your own action, it keeps coming back or keeps getting closer and closer. Let synchronicity be your guide that it is meant to be.

We often hear stories of people who meet and marry and they both say “It was meant to be. We just clicked and felt we were meant for one another”, such a relationship is a classic case of synchronicity. So it is also your relationship with other goals in your life – your dream home, your dream car, and any other thing that your soul desires to experience in this life journey.

Begin today being more open minded and on the lookout for when goals are coming toward you – be prepared to claim them – step up and take affirmative action. This is how dreams turn into reality.

There are universal laws that apply to the journey of life and synchronicity is one of them. Let the Law of Synchronicity bring more good into your life. Stay in a state of gratitude at all times (I was once told be grateful for the little things in life, and the big things will take care of themselves) and you will attract more good. Good things always get attracted to good thinkers – those that live in a state of gratitude.

I wish you all many blessings, claim them when you see them coming toward you.

If you are in Adelaide, come along to Breakfast at the Next Level www.solresults.com/nextlevelbreakfasts/ and hear from other successful people and notice how grateful they are for everything in their life. And as you listen to them being interviewed, notice how their life’s success was a series of synchronicities.

Live with passion, always stay on your life purpose, and stay at peace.

Stan Kontos 

As South Australia’s foremost authority on “Peak Life Performance” and “Leadership Psychology”, Stan has a passion for the development of Human Potential through the use of Rapid Change Technologies.
Stan is a prolific reader of books and material on self empowerment and has attended numerous programs around the world on personal development, management, marketing, public speaking, and wealth creation. He is a worldwide accredited NLP Trainer (Neurolinguistic Programming).

His areas of passion include:

  • Coaching: Business, Executive and Personal
  • Mentoring: Leaders, Managers and Management teams
  • Therapy for rapid improvements in stress and personal blocks
  • Leadership Development
  • Life Enhancing Seminar Programs teaching Success Strategies and Personal Empowerment

Stan is an entrepreneur with business interests in various states across Australia.

Stan focuses on continuous and never ending improvement of himself and his teams of partners and associates as well as selfless contribution to others. He is an inspiring and motivating speaker, author, coach, and entrepreneur. He desires to expand people’s lives and to expand his charitable quests.

Best wishes to you as you live a life of passion, purpose and peace as an open minded progressive human being.

Stan is considered to be one’s “ultimate” life and business coach.

46 – Getting into the flow using thought power

BY STAN KONTOS

Have you ever wondered why sometimes things keep going wrong (I am sure you have heard “They come in three’s”), and how is it sometimes everything seems to go right for us? I believe a lot of events in life are co-created by us and by our thoughts (you can learn more about this by reading As A Man Thinketh by James Allen – if you want a copy please send me an email). In simplicity, when we have had a period of productive empowering positive thinking, we inevitably create a flow of good things coming our way, hence the term “In the Flow” and similarly, if we have indulged in negativity, we inevitably begin to attract unsavoury things into our life. This has been my experience in life (and business) and with the observation of my many coaching clients.

Hence, it becomes paramount that if we want to significantly reduce the number of negative events (being human, we will always have internal battles with negative and positive thoughts, we just need to be on the right side of the equation) and hence have a life that is more “in the flow” then it makes good sense for us to become masterful with our thoughts, strategic with our environment (hang around positive, loving, caring, inspiring people), and focussed on what we want in life (rather than focus on what we don’t want).

Creating a life of flow is both a science, taking control of your thoughts and only allowing positivity to enter your mind, and an art, being forgiving of yourself when you fail, for we are only human, being forgiving of others limitations, realising there are no absolutes in life, and it is all a journey. Human beings are all created equal and all have the capacity to use their mind as a blessing or as a curse – the choice is always with us. One of the key reasons why people who attend our Breakfast at the Next Level, or The Next Level Retreat, or are clients of the Platinum (Coaching) Program succeed, is because they realise the power of their mind and its application. We have all been given this God given gift called “the mind” and it is up to us how much of it we use for our good and for the good of others.

The first step is to become aware of every thought that comes through your mind (most of us receive 60,000 thoughts per day… incredible when you think about it!) and to learn how to engage with thoughts that will lead us to a better life. This requires us to know when to quickly disengage with thoughts that are deceptive, negative and disrupting to our attainment of a life of abundance. This is why the wisdom I am sure we have all heard at some stage “For things to change, I must change” is so true – for our lives to change, we have to change from the inside to then begin to see the changes on the outside. This wisdom has been with us for thousands of years.

Because of this wisdom and the way life works, I am an advocate of each of us working harder on ourselves than we do in our jobs. Working in your job (or your business) will provide you with a living… Working on yourself will afford you with a fortune! I encourage you everyday to invest time in optimising your thinking, becoming more self aware, spending time on reflection on how you can improve your thinking skills, and creating thoughts that you affirm to yourself (affirmations) that will lead you to the life you desire and deserve… a life more abundant.

If you want to learn more about how the most successful people in our society think, come along to Breakfast at the Next Level and see what it takes to take your life to the next level too! www.solresults.com/nextlevelbreakfasts

Live with passion, always stay on your life purpose, and stay at peace.

Stan Kontos 

As South Australia’s foremost authority on “Peak Life Performance” and “Leadership Psychology”, Stan has a passion for the development of Human Potential through the use of Rapid Change Technologies.
Stan is a prolific reader of books and material on self empowerment and has attended numerous programs around the world on personal development, management, marketing, public speaking, and wealth creation. He is a worldwide accredited NLP Trainer (Neurolinguistic Programming).

His areas of passion include:

  • Coaching: Business, Executive and Personal
  • Mentoring: Leaders, Managers and Management teams
  • Therapy for rapid improvements in stress and personal blocks
  • Leadership Development
  • Life Enhancing Seminar Programs teaching Success Strategies and Personal Empowerment

Stan is an entrepreneur with business interests in various states across Australia.

Stan focuses on continuous and never ending improvement of himself and his teams of partners and associates as well as selfless contribution to others. He is an inspiring and motivating speaker, author, coach, and entrepreneur. He desires to expand people’s lives and to expand his charitable quests.

Best wishes to you as you live a life of passion, purpose and peace as an open minded progressive human being.

Stan is considered to be one’s “ultimate” life and business coach.