In March 2017 we achieved a milestone that built upon our 2016 work. During 2016 we successfully conducted two virtual Passion Test for Business, Part I, certification courses and in March 2017 we held our Part II course in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida. All courses together, we had ... Views: 79
“Yes, has magic within it,” says Susie Moore in her Huffington Post article 9 Little Known Truths About the Power of Yes!
How often do you say yes or wish you had said yes? What is holding you back from saying yes? We often regret that we did not realize an opportunity, experience something ... Views: 137
Qatar Airways, rated #1 in the world in 2015 and #2 in 2016, knows how to treat its customers, as do Emirates and Etihad, both UAE airlines, also at the top of the world’s best 100 Airlines.
The Top 100 Airlines of 2016
2. Qatar Airways
3. Singapore Airlines
4. Cathay ... Views: 162
What traits do individuals who help a company reach the next level have?
I have found that remarkable individuals who play a key role and make an impact have a vision. They are clear about what they want to accomplish and by when. Their vision is aligned with the company’s vision and they are ... Views: 164
The year ended and some of us reflected back on 2016. How did it go? Did you enjoy your work, make progress and achieve some of your goals?
If not, you are not alone. We all face moments when we lose inspiration and excitement for what we do. Your work becomes boring or routine or daily tasks ... Views: 241
Looking back at last year, I am reflecting on those things that have been helpful for me to achieve success, meet and exceed my goals. I came up with the following six key areas in my life and I would love to hear from you about the things that have been most helpful for your development, ... Views: 308
One of the thought-provoking questions Gay Hendricks asks in the beginning of his book is:
“Am I willing to feel good and have my life go well all the time?”
Gay says: “In my view, saying yes to that question is one of the most courageous actions a human being can take. In the face of so ... Views: 266
In my last newsletter, I shared with you a few of Jack Canfield’s Success Principles and today, I’d like to share one more: Practice Uncommon Appreciation.
Jack Canfield shares, as you might have heard, before “employees are more motivated by appreciation, the feeling included in things, and ... Views: 408
I had the opportunity last week to see Jack Canfield live and attend his A Day to Greatness seminar. For sure, you all know Jack Canfield, the co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul. Have you read his book The Success Principles? The workshop covered a number of his success principles and I ... Views: 0
I had the opportunity last week to see Jack Canfield live and attend his A Day to Greatness seminar. For sure, you all know Jack Canfield, the co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul. Have you read his book The Success Principles? The workshop covered a number of his success principles and I ... Views: 327
Do we really have the time to be “mindful” during our busy days at home and at work? What is mindfulness and what are the benefits?
Merriam Webster’s Dictionary defines mindfulness as: “the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one’s thoughts, ... Views: 225
If you are ready to move beyond your comfort-zone and let go of the old, here are few mighty steps you can take:
1. Beyond Your Comfort-zone
When we do something new or change locations and social surroundings, we get out of our comfort zone and into the unknown. We have no frame of ... Views: 251
Are you passionate about what you are doing? You know leadership starts with leading yourself. If you are an independent contractor or work in a larger organization with a team, you need to lead yourself first, and that includes inspiring yourself to achieve exceptional things. How may times ... Views: 353
Have you paid attention to your body language and the message it sends out to others and to yourself?
Have you wondered why at times people react very differently to you than you expect or the intent of what your message was? You might notice that you reacted negatively to a message that ... Views: 446
You are not alone, most people are terrified of public speaking but there is something you can do about it. With practice, a mentor and a system everyone can become an incredible speaker. One of the best ways to start is joining Toastmasters (http://www.toastmasters.org/). This organization has ... Views: 762
Has it ever occurred to you that you may not be living up to your full potential because you are not giving your best to others including your work, clients, friends or family? Have you taken the time to schedule a lesson, pay for it and during the lesson you hoped time would pass instead of ... Views: 279
By creating an intention, we become clear about what we want to accomplish and at the end of the day, we know how to measure our progress. When we set an intention, we connect with the deeper meaning of our desires and we pause to make our actions meaningful. This allows us to progress towards ... Views: 360
“Could you really turn the desert into a lush green land? Fifty years ago, one man firmly believed it was possible. For Sheikh Zayed the only limit was your imagination. To turn his vision into reality, the Founding Father summoned prominent agricultural experts from around the world to the ... Views: 316
We all face the moments where we lose inspiration and excitement for what we do. Usually we focus on employee engagement but it affects as much the entrepreneurs, and business owners as the leaders of a team, department or organization. According to a 2015 Gallup study, only 32% of the American ... Views: 308
All the time we have images on our mind, images that inspire us or images that increase worry and doubt. We actually think in pictures. Just pay attention to what’s on your mind all day - your thoughts and images.
We know the body’s performance is an expression of what is going on in our mind, ... Views: 320
We all have unique skills and talents. Think about what you enjoy, are good at, what inspires you and what brings a smile to your face. Our passions are an indication of our skills and talents. Interestingly, when we admire and even envy someone, it’s just a sign that we have the same skills, ... Views: 422
During our Passion Test training, we learned about “Jack Canfield’s story” when Janet Bray Attwood, Founder of the Passion Test (http://ulrikeberzau.com/the-passion-test/), took him through the Passion Test.
Both were presenting at the same inspirational conference in Vancouver and Janet had ... Views: 18041
Recently, I had the opportunity to be one of the 17 experts from around the world presenting at the Global Online H.E.A.L. Summit (http://www.healsummit2016.com/).
It takes vision and passion to organize such an impactful global event and I had the pleasure to get to know the organizers, ... Views: 334
Spring, like early mornings, reminds me of new beginnings and new opportunities. It’s a time where we can plant new seeds and hopes. There is a great vibrancy and excitement in the air and I see sparkles of hope all over.
What if we are so busy that we cannot enjoy the new beginnings? What if ... Views: 545
I recently had the opportunity to participate in a nine day intensive, small group training with Janet Bray Attwood, the founder of The Passion Test. From our group, more than half of the participants were from Japan as The Passion Test has been experiencing fast growth in Japan.
During our ... Views: 479
February is the month where we see red all over…Valentines and Go Red for Women just to mention the two biggest established events. Go Red for Women is an important annual fundraiser to increase awareness, improve prevention and treatment of heart disease and stroke.
Interestingly, we all ... Views: 470
We are already two weeks into the new year and most peoples’ new year’s resolutions are history. It’s a common and interesting phenomena.
Goals often don't last - sometimes we don't even get started on them or fall back into old habits creating the same old results.
I know your year can ... Views: 491
I am so inspired by my clients' progress and success. It is most rewarding. In the past, as an executive leader in healthcare, I was as able to mentor my leadership team. Today I have the opportunity to coach emerging and experienced leaders in various industries. It's exciting to see how ... Views: 427
I am grateful for the Hallmark hype and everyone’s marketing for Thanksgiving. It’s a perfect opportunity to focus on giving thanks and gratitude but let’s not wait for this once a year celebration. If you celebrate the American Thanksgiving or already celebrated the Canadian Thanksgiving in ... Views: 487
On my way to San Diego, after providing hospital consulting for a few days in the greater Chicago area, I re-read Tony Hsieh’s book, “Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose.” This book was a great preparation for The Passion Test conference I was headed to, and following ... Views: 494
How often have you taken time to identify what truly matters to you - what you are passionate about and would like to explore if you “just could”?
"Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you." ~ Oprah Winfrey
As identified in the 2014 Gallup study, about ... Views: 448
We all go through times where we feel great and times we have lack of energy, perhaps feel ill or get sick. As a physical therapist and healthcare executive, I have longstanding interest in integrative (complementary) medicine and am fascinated about the connection between our mind and our body. ... Views: 497
We all are leaders and followers in our personal and professional lives. Most importantly, we must lead ourselves because leadership starts with us. Our attitude, actions, and ability to grow and learn set us apart from ineffective leaders.
Exceptional leaders are led from within – they ... Views: 479
So, change...what is it?
When we talk of change, we talk about starting something new, becoming and making something different, replacing someone or something; from little things such as putting on different clothes, driving a different car to bigger transformations such as changing daily ... Views: 513
Money is not the only Measure of Success
Considering money as the only success measure can be very discouraging, especially when we start a business or new venture, join a networking marketing company, or go through changes and business expansions. When I hear the frustrations from my clients ... Views: 410
Recently, I had the opportunity to provide consultative work in New York and this month it’s Boston and Cincinnati. On the flight back from New York to the west coast, I was thinking about my past ups and downs. We all have them and I want to inspire you to look at it in a different way.
We ... Views: 558
I find it fascinating that people we perceive as rational are totally using their intuition. What is your experience with intuition? I’d love to hear about it and how it has affected your life?
Everybody knows Albert Einstein, the German-born physicist who developed the theory of relativity. ... Views: 448
Are you afraid of public speaking?
You are not alone. I have read that most people are more afraid of public speaking than dying. I am not sure if that’s true but public speaking seems to create fear for many.
This article shows you how you can access your inner power to do the same in ... Views: 464
Janet and Chris Attwood, internationally renowned Passion Test Founders, share:
“Your passions are the pipelines to your soul. When you are connected to your passions, you feel happy, self-motivated, fulfilled, engaged, and worthwhile. And when you are disconnected from your true purpose, you ... Views: 542
The way we sit, stand or walk affects our mind and therefore our results. Likewise, the way we feel affects our posture and movements.
“There is an inner and an outer side to everything,” as Thomas Troward said.
Your Posture and Your Mood?
Think about a happy and successful moment, a ... Views: 845
Many years ago I had the privilege to participate in Dr. Deepak Chopra’s “The Soul of Leadership” program. It was a wonderful and inspiring program filled with information about synchronicity, spirituality and leadership. Dr. Deepak Chopra shared with us how elephants are trained in India. When ... Views: 529
Our views and habits have developed over time and we typically underestimate the power of our ingrained beliefs, the ones deeply rooted in our subconscious mind. They affect how we think, act and ultimately, affect our results. It’s not necessarily all negative. Actually our programming can ... Views: 482
Most people strive to have more and be more - we want more money, rewarding work, enhanced relationships, optimal health, fitness, wellbeing and so much more.
Clearly, we are programmed to measure our effectiveness by what we see. When we see our results, for example our bank account, our ... Views: 567
Our mental muscles give us the abilities to take charge of our life, change the course of habitual actions and achieve the results we desire!
In the Thinking Into Results program I teach my clients, we cover the six powerful mental muscles everyone has and how to use them. They are as ... Views: 1062
Every day gives us a new start and the opportunity of a New You.
When you look back at yesterday, last month and last year, you might realize you did not accomplish all your goals, and you might make the decision to try harder. But wait, before you try harder and do more of the same, let me ... Views: 578
Let’s find out what holds us back from exploring and experiencing the many new things we could do to grow and bring more joy and fulfillment into our life. Today in our known environment, we are comfortable and continue with our same routine. With no or just little effort we can stay in our ... Views: 578
Our attitude is going to determine where we go in life; it is the foundation of failure or success and also significantly affects our health and well-being.
You have most likely heard expressions such as “we can always look for the positive or the negative in any situation,” and “we can take ... Views: 585
After working for many years in health care as a physical therapist and health care executive, I have witnessed peoples’ life-changing events, illnesses and recoveries. I have seen how powerful the human mind is and how much our mindset affects our mind, our body, our spirit, and, most ... Views: 741
The weekend of July 14, 2013 was magnificent for my friend Marion. She rode her very first top level dressage tests called Prix St. George and received excellent scores, thus she will be receiving the Silver Medal from the United Dressage Federation in 2013. This is an amazing success story ... Views: 678