BIY: Causing An Effect
Be the change you wish to see in the world
The philosophy behind Believe in Yourself: the rest will follow is simple,
If you want things to change, YOU must start to live differently!
Change often invokes fear and excitement in equal amounts at the same time! So where do you start? It doesn't really matter where you start, it's about changing something in your current routine (habit), and getting used to little changes which WILL lead to bigger changes.
Believe in Yourself will be offering you an opportunity to change as often as we can with our 'Causing an Effect' experiences.
The effort it takes to reduce your coffee intake is EXACTLY the same amount of effort (discomfort) it takes to change ANY habit! Especially when you do it one small step at a time!
Changing a habit is empowering!
One great way you can live differently is to Consciously Give Back.
We will be connecting with lots of different causes offering our Tribe as a resource AND creating an opportunity for you to change WHILE helping others!
Why Should You Be Involved? Because YOU will FEEL great; YOU will be MAKING a difference to somebody else's life; YOU will be CHANGING a habit!
Once you know you can change your usual routine (habit) you step onto a new path of opportunity! It's your choice to stay on the new path or to go back to the old one!
If you are interested in Causing an Effect, get in touch!
Contact me on 0411 086 746 or email
The 2017 Team!
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5 Reasons to Give
1. Money Can buy Happiness!
Studies done by Robert Frank, author of Luxury Fever show that the positive feeling we get from buying
material objects (known to some as retail therapy) are frustratingly fleeting. Spending money on experiences,
especially ones with other people produces positive emotions that are both meaningful and more lasting.
When a group of 46 people were given $20 to spend, what they spent it on made a HUGE difference to how they
felt! Half the group were instructed to spend it on themselves, while the other half were instructed to spend it on
somebody else - treating a friend to lunch, buying a toy for a younger family member or donating it to charity.
Even though this wasn't their own money (it had been given to them) the group that bought something for
somebody else felt happier at the end of the day than those who had spent it on themselves, despite predicting that
spending on themselves would make them happier.
2. Giving is Good for our Health.
A wide range of research has linked different forms of generosity to better health, even among the sick and elderly.
In his book, Why Good Things Happen to Good People, Stephen Post, a professor of preventative
medicine at Stony Brook University, reports that giving to others has been shown to increase health benefits in
people with chronic illness, including HIV and multiple sclerosis. Researchers suggest that one reason giving may
improve physical health and longevity is that it helps decrease stress, which is associated with a variety of health
3. Giving Promotes Cooperation and Social Connection.
When you give, you’re more likely to get back: Several studies, including work by sociologists Brent Simpson and
Robb Willer, have suggested that when you give to others, your generosity is likely to be rewarded by others down
the line—sometimes by the person you gave to, sometimes by someone else. As researcher John Cacioppo writes
in his book, Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection, “The more extensive the
reciprocal altruism born of social connection . . . the greater the advance toward health, wealth, and happiness.”
4. Giving Evokes Gratitude.
Whether you’re on the giving or receiving end of a gift, that gift can elicit feelings of gratitude—it can be a way of
expressing gratitude or instilling gratitude in the recipient. And research has found that gratitude is integral to
happiness, health, and social bonds. Robert Emmons and Michael McCullough, co-directors of the Research
Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness, found that teaching college students to “count their blessings” and
cultivate gratitude caused them to exercise more, be more optimistic, and feel better about their lives overall.
5. Giving is Contagious.
When we give, we don’t only help the immediate recipient of our gift. We also spur a ripple effect of generosity
through our community.