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The Theme For This Month is Change & Growth

In this newsletter, we're exploring Change and Growth. Looking at what happens when we, with our unique Vitality Test profile and Energy, try to change or when change is thrust upon us.

This newsletter consists of short posts, thoughts and some practical advice. We hope you enjoy it. 

Changing how you feel

I thought I'd start off with the beauty of nature and how what you look at can change how you feel. Personally, when I really pause, breathe in, and look deeply at this Japanese cherry blossom my mood changes. It lifts, feels more optimistic and I feel calmer. What happens when you look at this picture? 

I know for many this is obvious, but it's also easy to forget.

"That everything you look at and absorb will change you."

So, choose how you want to feel and be, and then choose the things that will make you feel that way.

I'm not blind to the suffering in the world and I look at pictures to focus my intention, but I also choose to actively look at the beauty in the world to inspire me to be the best I can be.


Nicholas

Changing Our Tagline - Sometimes as you change, then things need to change. 

Over the last 18 months, we've been developing more content on personal development, sustainability and at the same time how to create a more impact and feel fully alive. While continuing to promote our distinct blend of kindness and inspired cultures, all based around the Five Energies.  


As this was happening - with slight dread and apprehension - we realised that we needed a new tagline which reflected the more rounded approach to our work here at the Five Institute. 


So, we made that switch and started to change our logo in the thousand and one places it appeared.


Here are our lessons...  


1. Nothing is constant, and as you grow, change will become a necessity. And that's good. 

2. Change can be hard work, messy and at times complex

3. Change can bring self-doubt, resistance, worry and fears about if you're doing the right thing

4. Something new very quickly becomes the new normal, and big things become small

5. The demands of change always push you to up your game - should you choose to let it.  



The next post looks at how a particular Vitality Test profile might struggle or be utterly brilliant at adapting to a sudden change. 

If you'd like to see your Vitality Test profile again, click on the golden button below.

And if you've arrived here without knowing your unique Vitality Test profile, you can find it HERE  

Confessions of a Mac User struggling to change!

By Nicholas Haines

The night before I was due to speak at an event in London I suddenly noticed they wanted my slide deck as a PowerPoint and not as a Keynote. Being a mac boy and being familiar with Keynote, of course, my nose was a little out of joint, but Hey Ho I thought, how hard can it be to flip what I have into Powerpoint.

And then, with this change thrust upon me, the worst side of my Energies started to play out.

My fun seeking and impulsive 34% Fire Energy started to find lots of other things to do to avoid the stress until I started running out of time. When I did get down to it, my ideas driven 28% Wood Energy started changing the slides in Keynote, and then I realised that every time I tried to convert my Keynote to Powerpoint my now horribly complex slides looked terrible. So what did my stubborn Wood Energy do?


Stuck at it of course, until I was pulling my hair out! Backed up my 28% Earth Energy which loves to help others but is very resistant to asking for any help for me. Anyway, who can you ring at nearly midnight!

At this stage, my other two Energies joined in - or didn't! Water Energy is great at allowing you to stop and reflect and think of consequences. Unfortunately, my 5% Water Energy left unmonitored, was naturally totally blind to any consequences, and my rather sad 2.9% Metal Energy which isn't brilliant at looking at things from a distance, failed to point out that stepping back from the mess might be a great idea!

I'd love to say as someone who created the Vitality Test and lives and breathes these Energies that it all turned out rather well. Unfortunately, at 6 am in the morning, I was heading down to London with no sleep and a rather dodgy set of Powerpoint slides!

Click Here To Read An Altered Energy Reality

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The Earth Pig Year

After the surprises in 2016, the wake up calls in 2017 and snapping and snarling of the 2018 Earth Dog Year when everyone seems at each other's throats, we're now in quite a different year and phase. However, we're still in a time of change as we work towards finding a new way forward with society, economics, the environment and so on. So, it is a challenging time for many of us in 2019 and beyond.  

The headline is though... 
If you do the work and follow a certain path - you'll be richly rewarded!

Here are some Guidelines for you

Trot in this direction

  • Embed a set of empowering  & healthy rituals. It's important this year more than any other to start the day with a set of healthy and empowering rituals. What's interesting about this year, is that you'll find that routine much easier to stick to. 
  • Diligently Dig In! This is a year when you'll be rewarded for hard work. It's a year to really dig into what you've been planning and wanting to make it happen. And why you need your daily rituals. 
  • Be prepared to get mucky and have imperfection. Pigs are clean animals but are prepared to get dirty as they get to work. This is a year to uncover the things that are holding you back, and that may involve digging into some old stuff. 

Trot away from this

  • Hoping and praying you'll get by. Avoid Starting the day in a chaotic way without reflecting, strengthening your mind, knowledge or body. Lots of things are changing this year, so you need to be in good shape physically and mentally.
  • Jumping on the next new thing or fad.
    This isn't a year for flipping around from one dream to another or chasing unicorns and magical pots of gold. You'll be rewarded for the boring things and the things that may be hard work.
  • Paralysed by Perfection. This isn't a year to hold back because you don't think you're good enough, understand everything or what you have isn't perfect. The world needs you just as you are!

Do you want to learn more about this amazing year and phase we're in and how to make the most of it?  We've got you covered...

Nick ran a webinar explaining all about this year and phase we're in, and how to make the most out of it. He designed it to be watched at any time over the year and that it will stand you in good stead for years to come. We know many people have found it's made all the difference and has been their go-to guide at times of trouble or if they want to up their game. If you want to watch a recording of the webinar it's freely available to you as our gift. 

Here are a few Energy based tips for the month ahead and beyond

Ideally, focus on the tip for your most dominant Energy or Energies in your Vitality Test profile. These tips are based on the challenges or blindspots for each Energy. 

And if you've lost your password  you can get it again HERE   

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Water Energy Top Tip of the Month

Get enough sleep! Adequate sleep is essential for everyone, but for those with dominant Water Energy, it's a must to make good decisions, feel brave and fulfil on your dreams and promise. 


Remember there's no need to keep testing your invincibility and stamina!

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Wood Energy Top Tip of the Month

Be fixed on your goals but adaptable how you get there. And don't start what you can't finish! 


Remember you're highly adaptable - should you choose that path!

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Fire Energy Top Tip of the Month

Meditation and being mindful is an ideal way to focus Fire Energy and an essential practice for those gifted with lots of the hot stuff!


Remember a master doesn't get there overnight

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Earth Energy Top Tip of the Month

Eating well is important for everyone, but for those with dominant Earth Energy, it is essential to think clearly and to feel bright, light and lively. 


Remember a little bit of what you fancy is ok, but too much isn't!

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Metal Energy Top Tip of the Month

Be mindful about the appropriateness and timing of saying what's wrong, missing or imperfect, even though it's a gift that's needed. 


Remember that words are powerful things

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Unique Solutions To Life's Most Pressing Problems

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Events For Your Diary!

Friday 12th & Saturday 13th July 2019. Crewe (United Kingdom)

On this special two day event, through the knowledge and insights found in The Vitality Test, you'll start to develop a new and higher level of self-mastery, self-leadership and self-care. As well as gaining a deeper understanding of yourself and what makes you unique, special and truly valuable to the world.

As you share your time with Nicholas Haines - the creator of The Vitality Test and Janet Carter, Kindness Ambassador, you'll learn how your Vitality Test profile holds the secret to your confidence, plus other tools to constantly feel really good about yourself.

We're here to help you live a fulfilled and vital life.

This intimate event will give you unparalleled access to both Nick and Janet and the chance to explore what's currently a challenge or some past experience in your life.

For a limited time only, and special introductory offer, included in the price of the ticket, you will also have access to a private consultation with Nick. Which many people will testify is priceless.

1st - 31st of May 2019

A Free Online Summit to Help you Master and Embrace Change in Any Area of Your Life.

During the month of May, The Change Makers, a group of international thought leaders and teachers which Nick is part of are hosting a special event called May The Change Be With You.   


The summit has 8 Insightful Master Classes along with daily inspirations and exercises to explore all the ins and outs of change.

Nick is running a Master Class looking at your Vitality Test Profile and how it can make change easy or prove a challenge and a struggle.  
Click Here to read more and join the summit

I hope you've found this newsletter helpful and of interest. Please feel free to share it or The Vitality Test with your friends. Here's to your vital life in a kind and sustainable world. 

Nicholas  Haines