"WHAT HAPPENED!! We spoke about this. I thought you knew what to do," screamed Andrew. Their biggest customer was very upset at the way the problem was handled. Andrew had delegated to Stephen and, at the time, he was very proud of being able to delegate such an issue. Stephen did what he ... Views: 404
In China and Japan there is more to tea than leaf and water. China’s Taoism and Japan’s Zen Buddhism infuse a meditative sensibility that quiets the mind and soothes the soul.
I vividly remember the moment I was introduced to the Eastern idea of “tea mind.” It was during a visit to the ... Views: 418
Messy homes, cars or offices are common issues today with our busy lives. True clutter however, and I mean really messy environments, is actually a symptom of something other than a busy lifestyle.
Often clutter is a Control Issue. Being unwilling to let go of things is a way people can feel ... Views: 2995
Now that you have curtailed new clutter from entering your home as outlined in the "Decluttering Blueprint: Step 1", you need to tackle what you already own. To begin, make an assessment of your current situation and then create a decluttering plan using the steps below.
1. Take an inventory ... Views: 892
When it comes to public speaking, those who have the most difficulty permitting themselves to deliver a dynamic presentation are those of the Type A personality. Characterized by an intense drive for perfection, the Type A individual does not allow for mistakes. And, that is the crux of the ... Views: 1736
Cigarette smoking has an odd mind around it in society that I would like to address. If we look at why people are trying to quit then we understand that there is an addiction associated with the activity. It is not necessary for anyone to consume cigarettes in any larger quantities than coffee, ... Views: 1000
Everyone is inundated with papers: mail, bills and projects. In just one hour, you can create a clear system to convert your piles into files!
1. Set a timer for 50 minutes:
Set aside 50 minutes to sort your most recent papers. Choose a date and time that you will be able to focus and not be ... Views: 434
Did you know that...
"The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this- decide what you want."
Can you really make significant and positive changes in your life? Can you really have the success that you desire? The answer is yes! And the first and ... Views: 749
Your subconscious mind is not as inaccessible or mysterious as you might think… do you know that same old running dialogue you keep going over and over in your head? What are the things you keep telling yourself? What are the thoughts you find annoying, disturbing, push away, and try to ignore? ... Views: 838
Did you know...
The Universe desires you to have everything you want to have.
Nature is friendly to your plans.
Everything is naturally for you.
Make up your mind that this is true.
and there's the trick.... ... Views: 652
So often when we talk about going green we are talking about the environment or a conservation project. But I believe that going green should start a lot closer to home. In fact, I believe it should start in your own purse or wallet by minding your money.
In good times, minding your money may ... Views: 433
So often we are told that to get ahead we have to have "Big Goals" Well, I'm not so sure that this is the right thing to do. I think that many of us are having enough of a struggle just being ordinary and we certainly don't need someone coming along telling us that our lives are meaningless ... Views: 530
I have been fascinated with the field of human development throughout the lifespan and ever since I was introduced to it in graduate school.
As a child psychotherapist, I had studied childhood development extensively and came to understand that patterns of human interaction began very early ... Views: 441
In the past couple of months, I have created this habit of giving money every week. It has become an intentional part of my life experience. It's not that this is completely new. In the past, I've done a regular financial giving program. But lately, it was more when I thought of it or was asked. ... Views: 423
As you may recall, during the 2008 presidential and vice presidential campaigns, Governor Sarah Palin didn’t do many interviews and some of the ones she did didn’t turn out very well. I’m thinking specifically of the one she did with CBS News anchor person Katie Couric.
If you recall that ... Views: 373
How to Handle the Hostile Reporter
by David Snell
Truth to tell, there aren’t many hostile reporters out there, but there are a few, and if you’re confronted with one it’s a pretty good idea to have specific tools in mind about how you will respond to their questions.
You're expecting a nice ... Views: 1225
Most people have decided before they graduate from high school whether or not they are cut out to be A Speaker. If your early experience in front of audience was successful, odds are you continued to seek out opportunities to speak, continued to get positive feedback, continued to improve. On ... Views: 478
Most of us have limiting beliefs that are sabotaging us from being empowered or ever achieving our goals. I want to teach you how and why these unnatural, restrictive beliefs are created.
The recipe is a result of three functions of the brain, each of which is positive by itself. But when you ... Views: 690
Some viruses like chronic fatigue syndrome and Epstein-Barr viruses are controversial diseases. They are often misdiagnosed as psychosomatic, hypochondria or depression because medical tests do not show that the disease exists. Traditional medicine, if it even recognizes the diseases, provides ... Views: 773
If you are going to set out to accomplish something with an end result in mind, you need a plan and you need to set goals. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail!
If you want to make a certain dish, you follow a recipe. If you are going to construct a building, you follow a blueprint. A plan ... Views: 391
Many individuals have “faulty evaluation systems.” They are rarely satisfied when successful and are overly critical of their performance, even if they win, and win big. This can become a rigid pattern. In the past it may have driven them to great successes, but over time it can become a burden ... Views: 453
From ancient storytelling and hieroglyphics to modern-day therapy and prescribed journaling, writing is one of the oldest and most effective ways we communicate—both with ourselves and with others.
For centuries, people have written to bring clarity and focus to problems they’ve been struggling ... Views: 584
Making the world (your world) a finer place does not need to be overwhelming. Investing in people all around you, in your family, in your workplace, in your neighborhood, and in your world, returns to you a world that is finer. I am not referring to a financial investment, however; I am ... Views: 444
How do you stay true to yourself when you’re surrounded by friends and family that have an opinion on everything you do? Who constantly offer their opinions, whether you asked for them or not? Who seem to imply that they “know better”?
It’s not easy! However, if you’re going to lead the life ... Views: 1718
Have you ever been told to turn off the TV, or has anyone ever told you that watching TV is detrimental to your studies, your health, your spirit, or your financial statement? Have you ever found yourself plopped down in front of the TV when you know you need to be reading, or studying, or being ... Views: 466
People often find themselves caught in the minute details of their day-to-day routines and experience a sense of disconnection from what is really important. Where your focus goes, your results flow! (Negative focus equals negative results; positive focus equals positive results.) Are you happy ... Views: 1216
So far, I think you’ll agree this has been a pretty upbeat book, right? Well, here’s a downer. The bad news is that you won’t get the opportunity to read this incredible book entitled The Stevedore in the White Fedora. This novel, filled to the brim with stirring passages and replete with ... Views: 578
Do you have difficulty expressing your anger? Are you unable to say no? Are you suffering from a constant need to prove yourself or to do it all? Do you often feel tired and burned out? If so, you are probably experiencing the symptoms of stress.
Stress left unattended will lead to burnout. ... Views: 490
Life is stressful—that’s a basic fact. Stress comes in all shapes and sizes. Of course, major life events, such as a sickness in the family or financial woes, are universally stressful. There are other, less obvious day-to-day stresses, though, many of which impact individuals differently. (One ... Views: 1631
What do you see when people dance? Is it how their hands and feet move so gracefully in such unison with one another, yet each of them sparkles individuality? Are the dancers smiling? What does that mean? They may be joyous when they move their bodies to the rhythms of the music, but that is not ... Views: 679
As you hang up the telephone, the icy fingertips of panic grip your stomach; your heart races. Your most recent project was delivered on time, within budget, and is approaching payback one year ahead of schedule. Your industry association wants you to address their annual convention.
Relax: ... Views: 4265
Small talk is any superficial personal communication between two or more people. It is the vehicle through which you approach people to test to see if you share interests, attitudes, philosophies, values, histories, and experiences on which you and the other person can build. It is the method by ... Views: 629
Have you ever wondered why some people’s lives seem to unfold effortlessly while others face one disaster after another? Is it simply fate, or are there ways of controlling and improving the outcome of one’s life? By understanding the laws of the universe and the capacity of personal power, you ... Views: 531
Students of personal growth and development know that change is greatly affected by their ability to take command of and alter their thinking. This concept of changing your thinking to change you life was brought to the limelight with the movie, "The Secret" and it's description of the Law of ... Views: 354
Have you ever met a person and said "I know their type"?
On meeting people for the first time you believe you can "read" them. You make a snap decision that they are a good or bad person, honest and trustworthy or sly and unscrupulous.
You might label them as a loser or a victim, maybe a ... Views: 411
I have often told friends when I go for a bike ride I'd much rather ride up a hill, no matter how steep, than ride into a headwind.
At least up a hill you can see your goal. It's something tangible and as you make your way towards it you can visibly see your progress.
Well I went for a run ... Views: 379
Have you ever truly reflected on your path in life? What you want to achieve and what areas you would like to be successful in?
I'm sure you may have said to yourself a number of times "Gee, it would be nice to live like them, drive a car like that or be famous as they are", but in that context ... Views: 831
You’ve decided to improve your life. Where do you start? Do you begin with a new relationship, with a new career, or move to a new city? The answer is no, none of these, for there is one constant: you. The same you will be there, wherever you choose to go, whoever you’re with, whatever you ... Views: 600
Ancient lore tells us that there’s a magical Genie who lives in a lamp and that the person who possesses that lamp has the power to invoke wishes and desires beyond our wildest dreams. If I told you that Genie lives in you, would you believe me? Maybe not.
But if I told you that there was ... Views: 931
Life has taught me that success, abundance, prosperity, peace, and happiness are all created through exercising a planned routine. To create a happy and prosperous life, we need some instructions, or rules, for living.
Rule 1: Spread love. In order to produce great achievements, we have to take ... Views: 808
In the technically brilliant sterility of our modern age, I believe we’re aching to find new ways to make meaning in our lives. Truly transformative ceremonies and rituals allow us to infuse a sense of the sacred into our ordinary lives, to recognize major life events in profoundly satisfying ... Views: 959
I’d like to be able to explain fully and clearly how to be an ‘enlightened leader’ (!!), but since I am only just discovering this possibility myself, I am only going to share what I’m learning these days as I explore leadership and spirituality. Please feel free to add to my understanding by ... Views: 498
Sometimes our lives can feel like an endless to-do list, where we leap from one task to another. It can feel like our lives are running us rather than the other way around. If this is how you are feeling, it is time to consider how you are spending your time and energy.
The simple fact is that ... Views: 444
Think about this: even when there is no one else involved in a decision, like whether you’re going to exercise today, you still have to say yes to yourself to make it happen. And if you don’t enjoy the activity, there’s probably an internal conversation going on where you have to give yourself a ... Views: 486
Is your inner brat taking over your job? Everyone has an inner brat. It’s the part of us that’s still a two-year-old. It lives on in the dark recesses of our minds, no matter how much we’ve accomplished.
The inner brat gets furious at the slightest inconvenience. It feels entitled to get what ... Views: 554
It has been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. And, as much as I believe this is true, I also believe that every window has two vantage points—one for seeing in and one for seeing out.
What is most familiar to a soul is its own image, and it is constantly drawn to what it ... Views: 409
Phil looked to the sky thinking to himself "I'm overloaded." He was on his cell phone, with another call coming through. At the same time emails notifications were coming from his blackberry. Today you find information coming at you from all angles: e-mail, phone, regular mail, cell phone, ... Views: 419
Multi-tasking is described by many of our readers and clients as an essential part of their time management strategy. It seems most people are proud of the fact they can multi-task. There is a perception that it makes you more efficient. I often have people say to me 'there is so much going on I ... Views: 451
What are your favorite don’ts that prevent you from doing what you need to do to be successful or happy?
Perhaps you believe you don’t have the talent, the money, the confidence, the know-how, the energy, the time, the looks, the brains, the motivation, or the willpower. Ten big don’ts! And ... Views: 445
Eckhart Tolle, in his book A New Earth, points the way to a renewal of spiritual consciousness. At the core of this renewal is a refocusing away from our self-absorbed ego toward our true selves in the Now, our Source Being. Tolle contends that our ego uses thoughts to feed itself, and it ... Views: 377