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Brooke
1 month ago
Habits are the little things that make phenomenal changes! Change a small habit and you will change your life. You will never be the best you until you master the minor things! Let me help make your future attainable.
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Denise Sutter
2 months ago
The Leaf: Leaves are starting to fall. This brings many thoughts to mind about school, football, and cooler temperatures. For me, a single Fall leaf which landed on my car windshield brought a special memory and lesson to mind. It was the mid 90s and I was working in a very busy, very short staffed operation. Every day was stressful. Every day was exhausting. It was not uncommon for me to be literally running around the operation putting out fires and supporting team members and customers. On one of these manic days, I was running around as normal, although it was a rougher day than most. It was a day when everything was going wrong. I was on a mission. Then I heard a rough gravely voice behind me; "Ms. Denise! Ms. Denise! Ms. Denise!" It was the voice of Peggy, a very reliable and hard working team member. She never needed direction and always asked before going on smoke breaks. She had intellectual disabilities. It was often a relief to know that she was there. This particular day, the stress was high and while she was behind me calling my name, I just kept moving forward, focused on the issue at hand. She kept calling, "Ms. Denise! Ms. Denise! Ms. Denise!" I was on edge. I turned around quickly and yelled, "What Peggy?!" There Peggy was standing holding up a Fall leaf in her hand. I paused to hear Peggy say, "I picked this up for you on my walk to work". I paused. I slowed down. I was overwhelmed by her kindness. The world stopped for me in that moment. I walked back to my office with her and pinned that leaf on my bulletin board. For the next several weeks, she brought me a Fall leaf every day. My bulletin board became a beautiful reminder of the simple things. Our world can get pretty crazy. Pause. Listen. Slow Down. Peggy taught me this.
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Maximum Impact Council
2 months ago
How to Get More Benefits Out of Coaching Sessions In this article, you will learn seven things you need to do to get the maximum benefits from any coaching session. Before you choose a coach or mentor, decide what you need in the mentor-mentee relationship. Once you have an idea of what you want to accomplish, you can begin the process of finding a mentor that will help you with your goals. Here are some guidelines you can use to select your mentor/coach: 1. Find someone who cares about you and wants you to succeed. 2. It needs to be someone who will hold you accountable. 3. You need someone who will challenge you and at the same time encourage you. 4. You need someone who has experience in the area that you are interested in. Here are seven things you can do to get the maximum benefits from your coaching sessions: 1. Meet with your mentor regularly – once a month. 2. Keep the time to about one hour. 3. Take time to prepare yourself for that session.  For every hour you will spend with the mentor, you may need to spend 2 to 3 hours preparing for that session.  Make a list of questions that you want to discuss with your mentor.  Don’t use the time of the mentor to discuss non-important topics.  After each session, dedicate 1 to 2 hours to reflect and to make a plan to apply the wisdom the mentor shares with you. 4. Find ways to serve your mentor. Every human being has something he can contribute. 5. Express gratitude continually to your mentor for his service. 6. Always be ready to ask these three questions to your mentor. a) Who do you know that I need to know? b) What book are you reading that I should read? c) What places or events (conferences) that you need to attend? Remember the places you go, the books you read (or listen to), and the people you associate with you will influence the person you are and the impact you have in your community. 7. Be diligent in applying the counsels the mentor gives you. Whether you pay the mentor/coach or not, the most gratifying thing for the mentor is to see your progress. Another way you can show gratitude to your coach is your desire to mentor someone else. Illens is a life and business coach. Author: The 5 Secret Fears of Failing in Business Author: Thinking and Acting with a Compassionate Heart
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Maximum Impact Council
2 months ago
Eight Barriers That Block Growth In my new business book, The 5 Secret Fears of Failing in Business, I reveal these fears and show how you can overcome them. “Growth is the only guarantee that tomorrow is going to be better.” Dr. John C. Maxwell In this article, I am sharing eight barriers that can block your personal and professional growth. They include self-sabotage, pride, defensiveness, anxiety, fears, insecurity, comfort zone, and distraction. SELF-SABOTAGE: One of the reasons many people live below their capacity is because they doubt themselves and their ability. We talk to ourselves in our heads. What we are telling ourselves can have a more significant impact than what others are telling us. Are you optimistic about your inner-self? Or are you self-sabotaging? When you hear the whisper of self-doubt, repeat several times these three simple words: “Yes, I can.” And after that, get going. PRIDE: We all have some pride. Pride can manifest itself in many ways. One way is an expression of overconfidence. Pride can be a huge barrier to learning and growth because it keeps you from admitting your weaknesses and need help. I keep my pride in check because I talk to it and remind it of my mission and purpose in life. DEFENSIVENESS: Past negative experiences and failures can cause us to reject new information and new ideas. We often create a massive barricade in our hearts and minds that makes it challenging to absorb knowledge and ideas. Defensiveness can keep us from learning and growing. What barriers do you need to pull down? Take a moment to think about your barricades. List them and decide how you will tear them down. ANXIETY: Fears can cause anxiety. Anxiety can make us impatient. When I coached youth in new soccer techniques, I reminded them that ‘slow is fast’ in learning a new technique or principle. Whether it was dribbling or passing, players often wanted to try it fast before they mastered the basic principles. We often approach many things in life and business with a fast-food, drive-thru restaurant mindset. To continue to learn and grow, you must allow enough time for the knowledge to sink in and bear fruit. FEARS: Don’t let fears dominate your life. You are a courageous creature. Understand the difference between the need to be prepared, the wisdom to be vigilant, and being overpowered by fears. A close examination of my life revealed that 80 percent of the things I feared never happened. Ten percent of the things that I feared happened because I was too worried about them. The remaining 10 percent are things that would have happened anyway. I had no control over them. They happened so I could learn an important life lesson. INSECURITY: Insecurity is another form of fear. To grow, you must manage your insecurity and create an internal and external environment that makes you and the people around you feel more secure. If you are insecure, not only can it stop you from learning and growing, but it can also cause other people around you to feel insecure about you and themselves. Unchecked insecurity can be contagious and keep people stalled in indecision. COMFORT ZONE: If you are going to grow, you must be ready to experience some discomfort. Before the pandemic hit, I hired a physical trainer to help me with my workout regimens. Every session was brutal and painful. She pushed me beyond my comfort zone. The results were also outstanding. I got stronger and leaner. I accomplished more in less time. I also learned new techniques I could apply at home or when I travel. Don’t be too comfortable in the comfort zone, for there is no growth in that zone. Embrace the uncomfortable zone if you’re wanting to grow. DISTRACTION: We live in a world full of distractions. Social media, a 24/7 news cycle, and increased access to you through technology (did you just get a text message?) make it harder to focus. Even when we are not distracted by a screen or physical object, we often allow our minds to wonder. Distraction is doing something when you should be doing something else. There is no such thing as an effective multitasker. How to avoid distraction and remain focused on the task at hand? The answer is simple. Apply these principles. If you do these five things consistently, you will be more focused and overcome daily distractions: • Be disciplined • Assign a time to each important task • Focus on that task during the scheduled time • Plan your week (preferably every Sunday afternoon) • Practice and persist Take a moment to identify which of these barriers stand in the path of your personal and business growth. After you have recognized these blocks, decide today that you are going to tear them down. Make a plan and go after them. Illens Dort Coach – Author – Speaker Note: The content of this article is taken from my new business book.
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Denise Sutter
2 months ago
Walking in another persons shoes. This is a commonly used phrase, but is it practiced? What if we paused to reflect on what those shoes and those steps would feel like? When you are stuck in traffic, pause and ask yourself; what if you had to take public transportation to work and run basic errands? When you are preparing a fresh salad, pause and ask yourself; what if you lived in a food dessert and did not have access to fresh vegetables? When you are taking online classes at home, pause and ask yourself; what if you had to go to a local McDonalds to use their wifi to take classes? When you walk into your warm and safe home, pause and ask yourself; what if you were homeless never knowing where you were going to sleep each night. Every day, countless people are dealing with all of these what if situations and many more. Remember them. Remember the shoes they walk in and the steps they take. #walkinanothersshoes,#remember,#community
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Denise Sutter
2 months ago
I have always been an overachiever. That does not mean that I've always been successful. I have failed many times. Through the failures I have always learned and grown. I have never felt broken; at least not until 2018. That is when everything changed. My work was questioned, my data was debated, my information was contradicted. Everything I knew to be true was considered false. I could not reconcile what I knew to be true with what I was being told. How could I be that far off? I was broken. That chapter closed. I was heartbroken. I dwelled on what had happened to me. I was broken. I set a goal to prove them wrong. I was broken. I grew. I reflected. I learned. I thought I was healed. The pandemic hit. I was broken and separated from my community. I took a leap of faith. I worked hard to prove my worth. I was broken. I learned this new community was safe. I relaxed. I let down my guard. I was valued here. I was healing. I changed many things. I made big life decisions I didn't think I was ready for. I was ready. I grew. I learned. I owned my direction forward. I was healing. Then, at the end of a long and tiring day, I got the word. My talent, my knowledge, my experience was valued. I paused. Was this true? Was this journey over? Maybe I am not broken. Maybe I was listening to the wrong voices. Maybe the brokenness I experienced made me even stronger. I own my greatness and my flaws. I own my past, my present and my future. I am learning and growing every day. I am authentically me. I am strong. I am thriving. I am valued. I am whole. I am phenomenal. #broken; #kintsugi; #growth; #healing; #community
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Jeannie Sullivan
2 months ago
Hello Everyone, I am so happy to be here on Guidely. I look forward to meeting you soon. I am a Spiritual Life Coach who loves working with people who want to strengthen their mind body spirit connection. I specialize in Primus Activation Healing Technique, Reiki, mediumship, and helping people process trauma, anxiety, and fear. Feel free to check out the videos on my page to learn more about me.
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Jenna Layden
3 months ago
August 9th, 2021: Light The World Up With Love You have one mission in this life. One thing to accomplish. One request from the invisible world of Spirit. One destiny. … And that is to light the world up with love. Humanity and Mother Earth are hurting. We’re hurting from thousands of years of emotional trauma, disconnection from Spirit, polarization of ideologies, violence and a struggle for power and control that have placed profits over people. We’re hurting because we have forgotten who we really are. We’re hurting because we fell into a state of darkness and forgetfulness, and devolved into violence, greed, and materialism. We’re hurting because…we forgot... We forgot how to dance with Spirit. We forgot that we originated from the Stars. We forgot that we’re just here to learn and grow, and experience ourselves as separate from the One. We forgot that we’re meant to create, and dance, and sing. We forgot that we’re supposed to take care of each other. We forgot that we are children of the Earth. We forgot that the health of the Earth would be reflected in our health. We forgot that our mental health would be reflected in our physical health. We forgot that we’re just reflections of the whole, and the microcosm reflects the macrocosm. We forgot that our energy is intimately connected. We forgot that we can heal ourselves and be free and wild and overwhelmed with joy. We forgot about our wholeness. We forgot that our natural state is to feel love, not fear. We forgot how to be. We forgot who we really are. But how do we remember? We start by remembering how to love. We start by remembering that Spirit is just love in action, and that only love is real. We start by feeling the pain of what we have created. We start by acknowledging and accepting that it's time to make some changes. We start by sitting in the darkness of our own creation, so we can remember the light. And we start by remembering our mission. If you remember only this... remember that your one mission in this life is to light the world up with love. How? First, you heal. You dig deep and feel it all. You feel the hurt, the pain, the trauma, and then you grieve. You grieve for what you’ve been through, but then you accept it, and you find the lesson. You learn that it was just a lesson. It was just an opportunity to return to your full power and your true self. It was an opportunity to help you awaken to your true nature. Next, you support the collective healing of humanity and the Earth. You find a cause that can spread the love, and uplift those who need help. You fill your cup by helping others fill theirs. Then you share your internal light and love with anyone and everyone. You bring light into the places where there is darkness. You remind everyone that we’re just here to love and create the most beautiful world possible. And finally, you start creating the life that’s meant for you. You find your calling. You find your way to being of service… and you just focus on lighting the world up with love. That’s it. That’s all you’re here to do! I was reminded of this recently in Sedona, Arizona, when I met a man named Robert. Robert is retired and dedicates his time to carving heart shaped stones. He leaves these hearts around town and at the various trail locations for visitors to find. He infuses the hearts with his love, and each person who finds one, feels the love. It seems simple but he touches so many people with this simple act of love and kindness! As each of us find our own way to feel and share love, we'll begin to see dramatic positive changes in our world. It starts with each one of us. Be like Robert, and find your way to light the world up with love! I love you all! And together, we can heal the world... With Love, Jenna Founder, Star Family Wisdom
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Akosua Dardaine Edwards
3 months ago
Dear August This is a letting go process. This is a remembering who you are process. This is a coming back to who you really are process. Its time for you to turn to who you really are , that doesn’t mean that something is wrong with you. It just means that you are getting ready.
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Jerome Imhoff
3 months ago
Join me for Miracle Mondays! Are you a student of A Course in Miracles? Maybe you've been interested in ACIM but feel a bit intimidated by the content. Please accept this heartfelt invitation to join a group of seekers and miracle workers to discuss the Course, pray, and meditate. Each week, I deliver a short presentation, applying the principles and concepts of ACIM to a spiritual topic. We take some time to discuss the topic, and I answer other questions related to the Course. Then, we spend some time in prayer and meditation. Participation is open to anyone and FREE. Love Offerings are gratefully accepted but not at all expected. Reach out to me at ManifestingBrilliance@gmail.com for more information. Mondays 5:30 to 7:00 PM PST via Zoom. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/159198427783
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Dr. Joy Hicks
4 months ago
What to Do When You Feel Stuck or Trapped in Life When you feel stuck or trapped in your life, it becomes almost impossible to be happy. Those who do feel stuck tend to feel depressed, frustrated and dissatisfied with their lives. The truth is life is full of ups and downs. There will be times of great change, and times where nothing changes at all. Feeling stuck at some point in your life is normal, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay that way. Here, we’ll look at some of the best things you can do when you feel stuck or trapped in life. Make That Tough Choice There is a reason why you feel stuck or trapped in life, and it is often down to avoiding making a tough decision. For example, if you feel trapped in a job you hate, the tough choice would be to leave that job. If you are in a relationship that just isn’t working out, the hard choice would be to walk away. What choice are you avoiding changing? Sometimes, the only way to move forward and be happy is to have the courage to make the difficult decisions. You deserve to be happy, so never be afraid to do what is right for you, no matter how hard it is. Begin With Small Changes Making changes in your life can be overwhelming. Therefore, if you want to get out of your current situation, start with small changes until you feel comfortable and confident that you’re making good decisions. Think about the things you want to change and then figure out the steps you’ll need to get there. Working on change one step at a time prevents it from becoming overwhelming. You will see steady progress as you make smaller changes, giving you motivation to carry on making bigger ones. Work On Self-Improvement How you feel about yourself can really hold you back. If you do feel stuck or trapped, could it be down to a lack of confidence or self-belief? Working on self-improvement can help you to view your life in a more positive way. You will be able to recognize opportunities and work through any challenges keeping you from your dream life. Think about your current flaws. What parts of you could you improve to be a better person? Commit To Being Yourself The problem could be that you aren’t being yourself in life. Many people find they struggle to be themselves around other people. If you are trying to present a fake version of yourself to others, you will never be happy. Only by being your true self will you be able to live a fulfilled and happy life. Feeling stuck or trapped in life is common, but it doesn’t mean you need to stay stuck. The above tips and advice can help you to start moving forward and living the life you deserve. You may feel trapped, but it’s an illusion. Deep down you know what you need to do, you just need the courage to do it.
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Dr. Joy Hicks
4 months ago
Invest in You If you are not investing in personal development, you may be limiting your true potential. Personal development affects your entire life, not just your work life or your personal life. It’s amazing how many people don’t try to improve themselves. These are the same people that wonder why they are not getting anywhere with their lives. You want to use some guidelines to help you which are as follows: Imagine How You Want to Shape Your Life Without a vision, you won’t be able to determine what kind of life you want to live. You need to balance what kinds of changes you want professionally as well as personally. The two will ultimately overlap. If you imagine yourself being more helpful to others, this trait will become part of both. There may be certain aspects of your personal development that you believe are specific to personal life but may eventually carry over to your professional life. If you have wanted to increase your skills as a community leader, this could easily be incorporated into your professional career. The key is to identify and imagine what this new skill is going to look like. Assess Your Current Situation Before you make any changes in your life, determine where you stand with your life as it currently exists. Determine strengths and weaknesses to help you formulate a plan to make the necessary changes. Set Goals Once you know what your strengths and weaknesses are, create some goals to strive to complete. These should include high level goals as well as action steps. Most important, set milestones with firm dates for these action steps. Consider Alternatives There can be valid reasons why certain actions or goals can’t be met. Instead of abandoning the entire personal development plan, come up with alternatives steps. Be careful not to simply fall back on these steps because they are easier than the main goals. Evaluate How You Are Doing When you reach a milestone, see how you did against the plan of action steps. This is a crucial step, and it’s important to be realistic and truthful. The best way to handle this is to have someone else perform this for you. It may not be easy to hear, but the benefits will be well worth it. Keep it Simple If you add a bunch of unobtainable goals to your plan, you are likely setting yourself up for failure. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to push yourself. It just means being realistic about your capabilities.
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Dr. Joy Hicks
4 months ago
Are You Good at Self Promotion or Do You Feel Uncomfortable? What does it cost you if you claim credit for something you have achieved? Nothing at all, and it can actually open up opportunities. However, many of us are afraid to take credit for our successes as it feels uncomfortable. We may feel we will be seen as bragging or tooting our own horn. These feelings can be related to our feelings of self-worth, but other aspects can have an effect too. How we were raised and the expectations put on us in our formative years can greatly influence our relationship with ‘going public.’ Many families, societies, and cultures express disapproval with outward expression that is considered healthy or even admirable in others. Self-Promotion A person who is good at self-promotion enjoys taking credit for his or her valid accomplishments. Self-promotion is an art. It is an effective leadership skill. It can be learned, which is great news for those who are not comfortable with it. It is a skill that can be greatly improved with practice and application. Self-promotion is not showing off. Speaking up about accomplishments made and contributions you can deliver does not mean you are egocentric or self-absorbing. Symptoms of Poor Self-Promotion Is this you? You work hard, you go the extra mile and deliver beyond others expectations. However, you do not take credit for your success. Instead, you allow others (especially with seniority or longer tenure at work) to be recognized. You do not use ‘I’ but ‘we.’ You share the credit for your own diligent effort among your peers, groups, teams, and other people, which does not necessarily help you, particularly when it comes to your career. This makes you feel good at the time, but you may regret doing so later and wish you had been able to confidently claim the achievement as your own. You tell yourself that great work sells itself, so there is no need for showing off your outstanding performance. You hope that the right people will notice your achievements. After all, it was you who did all the hard work. When someone compliments you for your achievements, you feel that you are just lucky and thank the universe for making it happen, rather than thanking yourself for your efforts and skills. Promote Yourself The Right Way Self-promotion is one of the strongest skills found in successful individuals. Being able to self-promote has many advantages. It is vital to personal advancement, and if done well can place you in top positions within your workplace. Here are some ways to more effectively promote yourself without being self-obsessed. Self-awareness is important to successful self-promotion. It is about knowing your attitudes, values, behavior, beliefs, feelings, and other personality factors. Take some time for self-reflection to understand why you think and act as you do. Question any beliefs or behaviors that are not supporting the actions you know you need to take. If you are self-aware, you can promote in an intellectual manner. We all have stories to tell, so if you tell them, make sure they are interesting and provide value. Ensure that your stories are appropriate to the achievement. Don’t embellish, but don’t be self-deprecating either. Deliver, and don’t make empty promises. Do what you say you will. You deserve merit if any achievement is truly yours to claim. Focus on ‘showing’ what you have done, rather than ‘telling’ what you will do. At work, it is easier to lead your team if your members see you fulfilling your responsibilities. Walk the talk so you can self-promote unashamedly. Show genuine appreciation and recognition if your efforts are not yours alone. There may have been individuals who contributed along the way. By showing genuine appreciation and gratitude to others, you will make them feel valuable too. Self-promotion is not always easy, especially in the workplace, which is why it can feel uncomfortable to do. For some people, it is way outside of their comfort zone. However, the right way of promoting yourself has many advantages and can be life-changing. Effective self-promotion has helped many individuals unlock their true potential, overcome their weaknesses, and stand out from the crowd. How about you? Are you now ready to begin promoting your achievements, as they deserve?
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Jacob Nordby
4 months ago
Okay so. Your brain (and mine) can only consciously process approximately 50 bits of the over 20 billion bits of sensory and psychological data that are coming at it in any given second. This means that no matter how educated or wise any of us is, we are always looking at reality through a keyhole. It follows then, that where I direct the keyhole of my attention is up to me. If I’m ALWAYS pointing it at negative information and feeding my confirmation bias with evidence of that theme, is it any wonder that everything looks bleak? Making a choice to regularly train this peephole toward what I would love isn’t denying reality. It’s simply a matter of deciding which reality I want to feed and live in more of the time. You know? And making this sort of choice a conscious practice can have a profound psychological and behavioral effect. It’s #science.
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Dina Tibbs
4 months ago
Can You Let Go of Trying to "Find Your Purpose"? Most of the women who come to me to discuss working 1:1 usually express a desire to "find their purpose" they want and desire to know what they "should" be doing with their lives, they want my assistance in finding it and finding their "path" (life, work, and spiritual) and they come to me with the idea that it needs to be one path or purpose. And the first thing I tell them, is we are not going to do that (at least not with me), because there is nothing to find, it is not lost and that: Your Life IS the Purpose Now I am going to admit that generally does not make them feel any better, because they still feel unfulfilled, like something is missing or that they are not doing what they are meant to be doing, and they still need clarity on what that is, and of course their is a deep desire to connect with themselves, and with their Divine. But what I share is that getting clarity on what you are here to do, is not a finding process, it is a REMEMBERING process, and I explain why I don't work with Purpose, but I do work with remembering what your Soul (or another way to put it is Big Self) came here to do, and to recognize their born with and inherent gifts and geniuses, as well as, understanding that their life and all the events leading up to this moment are THE PURPOSE and the gifts. Even the events that were unhappy, unfulfilling, even traumatic, they are all things that inform us along the way. AND at the same time, I do not believe we have "manifested" all of those dark nights of the soul, but they are a part of our story and our journey. And I can't say why they happen to us, that is the deep spiritual question I ask all the time. But in my journey I have found ways of recognizing the gifts in all of my experiences, and that they are all a part of my soul curriculum, and are a part of my soul's essences and expressions. Here are a few reasons I don't work with "finding purpose": 1.) Purpose is very often only used as it relates to our vocation and career and it does not look at our life holistically. 2.) Women (and men) so often spend an inordinate amount of time and energy trying to find something that is already inherent within them, they look external to themselves and miss all of the present moment magic of their lives and its organic unfolding. 3.) The idea of "finding a purpose" starts with the notion that until you do, you are in some way not whole, or you are lacking something. And that is simply NOT TRUE, you are a Divine and Whole beautiful being. The notion of feeling like you don't have a purpose often leaves us feeling like our lives are purposeless until we find this elusive "one thing". The "one thing" that everyone is here for when it all comes down to it, is a pure expression of love and Divine creation. Everything else is just the expression of that...if we allow it to be. So, I am going to invite you… if you are someone who is trying to "find your purpose" to stop trying to find it, let that go, and ask your Inner Self, what wants to be "expressed" through me. Become aware that you are a vessel. Can you do that? So you may be asking how do I remember? How do I move into more of what I am on this planet to do, and more importantly to be? First, I use the language sacred assignment, or soul curriculum because I do believe we were given an assignment before birth, and that our soul knows exactly what to do. This assignment has nothing to do with your external work, although your work is a part of it. The assignment is the essence of how your soul is meant to live in a human body to be in the end a manifestation of pure love, and yes unbridled joy..in both the light and the dark moments. BUT we forget the assignment, that seems to be the Divine joke, and we forget it very often because of life circumstances, external versions and stories of how and what we should be, and what we should do with our lives. For me, remembering mine was a huge gift that emerged out of a very dark night of the soul. It was the cosmic 2x4 that said sweetheart, you have known all along what you are here for, and you have chosen to ignore it and it is time to say yes to it, or you will always feel out of alignment and you will always feel anxious and worried about the future. My story was one of embracing even more than remembering. I do think 99% of us know exactly what our assignment is but we choose to ignore it, often out of fear that if we say yes to it our physical needs, prosperity and financial needs may not be met. Or that we will be judged for not doing what our parents, friends, partners, teachers and the outside world thinks we should be doing. But here is the thing, as I mentioned earlier your assignment is NOT your vocation, but when you accept the assignment it becomes your compass point and your map for how you express that assignment in the world, no matter what you are doing, and you bring all of yourself to everything in your life, and discover that every part of your life is the purpose. However, once you know your assignment you make choices that support and nourish that assignment, so yes you may let go of all the things (or some of the things) that do not support it. I am curious and would love to hear if you know your assignment and what it is? And if you don't I am always here to support you with ways to remember it. Please do reach out. I have many ways of working and processes and practices to remember it, remember your soul curriculum, and use it as your Wisdom Map. A few suggestions: 1.) Quiet down, make some space, take some breathes and ask the question..what is my assignment? Write down any answers (or do a creative process..paint, intuitive collage, anything image based) that come, do not judge, do not over-think, or even think at all. See what emerges, and speak the words out loud, see what feels most resonant in your body. 2.) Take an inventory and/or timeline of your life journey and note any consistent ways you showed up, how you expressed, how you shared your gifts and notice patterns. (Your assignment has been there and present with you the whole time). For example, my assignment is to inspire, when I did an inventory of my life I realized that is what I have been doing all along, in a multitude of ways and expressions, and vocations which have changed over time, but inspiring and being inspired has been at the core of it all along. Take note of the darker times in your life, and ponder on what you felt was "missing" or out of alignment. In the above example, looking back, I now know the real reason it was time to leave the corporate world, was that I was no longer inspired AND the leadership no longer allowed me to inspire others and be creative. My assignment was no longer supported. There are many more ways to work with this, and to use it at significant choice points and transitions in your life. It is also a way to remember your gifts, born with genius, your unique ways of expressing yourself, and how you empower yourself and others. I would love to have a conversation with you on this and how I may support you. Just reply to me and we can set something up. Love and Light, Dina
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Dr. Joy Hicks
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Develop a Positive Mindset With This 21 Day Plan It's easy to let disappointments change your overall mindset. When things seem to go in every other direction except the one you want, you probably feel like giving up. However, keep in mind that challenges and obstacles are only temporary. With a positive mindset, giving up won’t be an option for you! If you want to be a high-achiever, your only option is to eliminate negative thinking. You’re only as successful as the effort you put into making positive changes. You can achieve a changed mindset in as little as 21 days. As you read on, you'll see that all the tools you need are in the palm of your hand. Commit to making these changes for 21 days: 1. Confront your disappointments. Avoid sweeping disappointments under the rug, even if you’d rather not face them. When you ignore them, the feelings that come along with being disappointed continue to linger. • You owe it to yourself to free your mind. Latching on to disappointments holds you back from pursuing other opportunities. • Look at each challenge as a stepping stone to becoming more successful later on. 2. Reflect on your achievements. Spend a moment each day making note of your achievements. Even include the smallest ones you can think of. Remember that the greatest architectural structures are built with the smallest morsels of stone. • When you stop to think about it, you realize how many little things cause you to smile each day. Those small accomplishments mean a lot, even if the impact doesn’t seem far-reaching at the time. • Avoid allowing disappointments to diminish the joy of your achievements. You deserve every good thing in life. Remind yourself of that every day. 3. Center yourself spiritually. Spiritual balance is important to ensuring inner peace. This leads to positive living. When you’re at ease with what’s happening in your life, it's difficult for disappointments to take control of you. • Spiritual peace is the glue that holds this unpredictable world together. It's what allows you to be more accepting of situations at the end of each day. • Take time each day to connect with your inner self. Pay attention to the emotions. Allow yourself to achieve emotional healing. 4. Surround yourself with positivity. Positive influences help to build your new mindset. Make a special effort each day to see and converse with people who bring only the best to your encounter. • Having your family and friends around can remind you of how beautiful life can be. Their support can make a world of difference in your life. The basic idea is to make these adjustments every day for 21 days. It takes 21 days for habits to form, whether good or bad. Your aim is to form positive habits and use them to build a happy life. On day 22, you'll realize how much you yearn to do everything you practiced for the last 21 days. You'll find yourself wanting to implement your new standards of positive living. And that's when you know that you've created a positive thinker with all the promise in the world!
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7 Attributes of Great Leaders Leadership is a daunting task, and there are many theories about how to best lead others. But regardless of the theory employed, there are attributes that great leaders share. With the right blend of attributes, you can thrive within any leadership system. It’s possible to develop these characteristics with study and effort. Ideas are easy. It’s the execution that’s so challenging. Big ideas require multiple people to bring them to life. Leadership is all about getting everyone on the same page and moving them in the same direction. Consider developing these qualities that enhance leadership ability: 1. Confidence. Confident people inspire confidence in others. When your team sees your confidence, they believe that you know where you’re going and how to get there. Confidence is contagious and elevates morale. No one else will be confident if you’re not. • Keep up morale by dealing with setbacks confidently. 2. Trustworthiness. One of the most important attributes of a great leader is character. People need to trust someone before they will follow him. This is accomplished through honesty, walking the talk, and showing respect. Keep your word and follow through. • It’s challenging for a team to accomplish anything without trust. 3. Enthusiasm. Be enthusiastic about the task at hand, your position, and the opportunity to lead. No one will be more enthusiastic than you are. Demonstrate the type of enthusiasm you’d like to see in your team members. Let everyone know that you believe in your mission and its importance. • Sometimes a break is in order. Enthusiasm can wane under a never-ending workload. 4. Steadiness. There will be obstacles and times of uncertainty. Great leaders can weather these situations and demonstrate the steadiness necessary to keep the rest of the team focused. These are the times your team will look to you the most. Be positive. Be confident. Be a rock. • It’s natural to have doubts. It’s not effective to share them. If you need someone to talk to, reach out to your spouse or best friend. Keep all negativity out of the workplace. 5. Focus. It’s easy to become distracted, especially when things start going wrong. Learn to ignore the noise and stick to the relevant facts. Avoid looking too far ahead. Deal with the current situation and maintain your commitment. • Focus can begin to creep when projects drag on for an extended period of time. Return to your mission statement frequently to keep your focus fresh. 6. Flexibility. Nearly anyone can hold the course, but only a great leader can change course without tipping over the ship. Be open-minded enough to find the elegant solution to the challenges that arise. A few course corrections are the rule rather than the exception. • Avoid confusing steadfastness with stubbornness. It’s important to realize when it’s time to make some changes. 7. Communication. Be able to effectively communicate your vision to the others in your group. Be willing to listen to new ideas. Provide the information required for others to do their best. Communication skills are paramount to all leaders. If you’re looking for a single skill to enhance, this is a great place to start. Regardless of the leadership strategy followed in your company, these attributes will serve you well. Great leaders share many of the same attributes. Learning to demonstrate these attributes will enhance your leadership abilities and increase your power and influence at work. Leadership skills can’t be learned and developed in a day. Bringing an idea into the marketplace requires a leader. Make yourself the obvious candidate.
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Create a Vision for Your Life Today You've probably heard that you can only get where you want to be if you know where you're going. This statement is as true now as the first time it was said. So how do you come to know where you're going, so you can get where you want to be? To start with, goals are crucial. When we set goals, what we're really trying to do is to bring each piece of our lives in line with our overall vision for ourselves. Using a powerful vision-setting process can help you set more effective goals, since you can chart a course that will take you toward and support your vision. Do you have a vision for each segment of your life? Do you know where you're headed spiritually, socially, relationally, physically, financially, and more? Use this process to help you create a vision that works for you: 1. Write down your vision for a particular aspect of your life. Write a couple of paragraphs describing what you'd like to have or be. There's no right or wrong. In fact, you probably won't precisely articulate your dreams the very first time you try the exercise. A reasonable guess is a good place to start. • In writing your vision, avoid focusing on what you don’t want, because this will only bring about more of that. Turn your back on negativity and focus on what you do want to bring about. • For example, if you want more money: Avoid wording your statement like: “I don’t want to be poor anymore.” Instead, envision what it would be like to be rich, which is what you want, and write about what that would be like for you. • Although you may feel challenged when first learning to focus on what you want, it gets easier. Plus, the rewards are spectacular when you can do it consistently. You'll start to notice that your life seems as if you can change it at will, which you can. 2. Visualize. Read your vision statement 2-3 times a day and imagine that aspect of your life matches your vision perfectly. How does your vision make you feel? Are you really excited and enthusiastic? Is it appealing to you on all levels? This shouldn't take more than 60 seconds to do each time. 3. Refine. If you feel really good about your vision, that's great. If not, now is the time to make some alterations. Continue refining the image of your dream life until doing your visualization feels spectacular. Re-write each new version. • At this point, you may be wondering when this process ever ends. Fortunately, it never ends. Your vision will forever be changing slightly throughout your life, which is good, since your desires will also change over time. 4. Review your vision daily and ensure that it continues to attract you. This will rapidly usher change into your life. In turn, these changes will demonstrate that you're actually moving towards that vision. 5. Create separate vision statements for all the areas of your life. Consider your finances, relationships, adventure, health, social life, and spirituality. If you can get all these visions to look just the way you want, imagine what your life will look like! Why Spend Time On This Process? Consider all the things you do every day. Everything you do is either helping you reach your vision or helping someone else reach theirs. Wouldn’t you rather help yourself reach yours? Creating a vision is the first step to creating the life you desire. Tweak your visions a couple of times a day and really focus on the experience of living that vision. This gets easier all the time, because imagining something enjoyable is pleasurable in itself. Don't hesitate; create your visions today. Then, start reviewing and improving them immediately. Your life will change rapidly for the better. You'll then be spending your time making your own visions a reality instead of making someone else's dream come true.
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Long may your awareness of Love remain, and if you should forget its presence in you, in times of trial and tribulation...do not worry.... it never will forget you....its truth forever your guide and friend. Nigel Lott teaandzen.org
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