I was lucky to get some serious inspiration from sports. I played baseball, but tennis was the sport at which I excelled. There was an annual Labor Day Tournament where, heading into the event, I was the second seed, and my doubles partner—now a tennis pro and the former coach to Andre ... Views: 401
In a word, yes!
Transcendental Meditation brings about a deep inner calm that is both relaxing and revitalising.
The unique Transcendental Meditation process actually dissolves the stress and fatigue trapped in the body, promoting happiness, health and clear thinking.
Many hundreds of ... Views: 675
There I was, with only a week to go, and I was no closer to finishing the assignment, a final requirement for my coach training and certification. The assignment was to present to my peers a physical representation of the “voice” inside my head, otherwise known as my Gremlin. “Everyone has one,” ... Views: 1995
There will never be a more exciting time to retire than today. Retirement will pose opportunities and challenges that will make your journey an individual and very interesting one.
If you are like most preretirees and retirees, you hope to (1) spend time with loved ones and friends, (2) live a ... Views: 596
Improving your life means having some idea of which direction you want to go. Think about it: Do you feel that you are on track and moving closer toward your dreams? Are you clear about how to get there from here?
If you are like most people, the answer to these questions is probably no. ... Views: 413
What is the secret to making dreams come true? Do you know the one thing that matters most in getting what you want? Would you guess the key to success is hard work, perseverance, commitment, right connections, good timing, or lucky breaks?
You might be surprised to hear it has little to do ... Views: 337
Resistance comes in many forms. It can be an unequivocal “no” or a polite “maybe another time.” It might come in the form of crossed arms, a furrowed brow, or a silent stare. Resistance can also be disguised as feigned interest or displayed openly as outright rejection.
Regardless of the form ... Views: 297
If you are in business, chances are you have a business card. It is certainly one of the most basic and common business tools, so useful both as an introduction and reminder.
Consider how much information is generally available on a business card: your name, of course; how you can be reached ... Views: 352
Travel lightly my friends. Give up your unconscious pain and habits;
they weigh you down. Accept your birthright to be joyous and free.
When was the last time you flew on a plane? Have you noticed that the weight limits for baggage have been significantly lowered? I discovered this ... Views: 380
A creative person is generally considered to have talent in painting, drawing, architecture, crafts, and design. Using this narrow definition, many are left believing that they do not have a creative flair. Have you ever thought about your creative ability? Creativity is a talent that we all ... Views: 394
Do you sometimes feel like there is a conspiracy and that the whole world is picking on you—your friends, family, colleagues, and even strangers? You know that they are really talking about you, even though they are making general statements. Who do they think they’re kidding? Strangers even ... Views: 383
Understanding self-direction and taking responsibility for your life is vital to your personal success. How you handle adversity, face challenges, and make everyday decisions will shape the course of your future. In the absence of self-direction you may one day discover that you are on a ... Views: 1519
It’s not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.
Too often, people strive to own things in a misguided effort to achieve inner peace and happiness. They believe that having a new wardrobe, a new car, a bigger home, or other such material ... Views: 3331
How do you get what you want, when you want it, from your life? The answer is shocking: force yourself to be uncomfortable.
Yes, that’s right—only by pushing yourself outside of situations where you feel completely comfortable can you ever achieve your true potential. Try the following ... Views: 490
"I've learned that the process of life - including the work, obstacles, even the hassles - is my life. Life isn't the end result - it's everything in between the beginning and the end."
Let's begin by stating the obvious - there is no such thing as work-life balance. Although there ... Views: 613
This month we'll delve deeper into the goal-setting process by working on specific exercises to help you structure your goal, along with a goal chart that will help you track your progress. In general terms, short-term goals are goals you can reach in one year or less. Long-term goals are ones ... Views: 2482
What’s the rate of return for investing in your personal business image?
Is there evidence that corporate bottom lines correlate with polished business manners? Does the manner in which an individual presents oneself, both in dress and behaviour, contribute to increased profitability? I’ve ... Views: 831
My daughters bought me a rock that says “Today’s crisis is tomorrow’s joke” engraved on it. I absolutely love it, and it’s displayed prominently in my home office. I look at it several times a day to remind me that while it’s certainly true that life is chock-full of dramas, it’s also true that ... Views: 1568
We hear a lot today about being your best, taking care of business, achieving success, and performing at your peak. What we don’t always hear is what it takes to sustain peak performance.
Peak performance is a commitment to your physical, mental, and spiritual being and to your Personal ... Views: 2372
Sailing. Reading. Biking. Sewing. Cooking. Singing. Golfing. Everyone has something other than work and tending to home responsibilities that they love to do.
Think of your favorite pastime, but not quickly—slow down and really put yourself in the moment of teeing off on an ideal course, or ... Views: 691
They are everywhere you go--at work, in the family, among friends, at the church and synagogue. They are difficult, annoying, irritating people. You want to avoid them, but no matter where you go, thee they are.
The fact is, they are playing their part PERFECTLY by allowing you to figure out ... Views: 1661
"If you have a plan of attack, you instantly increase your chances of success." We've all heard that before, right? The truth is, success does not merely land in our lap. We can do incredible things if we have incredible things planned, but it's up to each one of us to map it out and create the ... Views: 345
Do you want a life of greater ease, balance, happiness, and prosperity? Of course you do! So why does it seem to take so long for our dreams and desires to manifest? The answer lies within.
Deep within us are subconscious beliefs that contribute to our actions, our responses, and thus to the ... Views: 513
You are your most important critic. There is no opinion so vitally important to your well-being as the opinion you have of yourself. As you read this, you’re talking to yourself right now. “Let’s see if I understand what he means by that . . . How does that compare with my experiences? I’ll make ... Views: 311
Katy nearly drags her husband, Jackson, to the therapist, though he readily admits that he has problems and frequently puts himself down. Married two years and with a baby on the way, the couple argue. At times, it gets nasty as Katy has a harsh tongue. She gets angry that Jackson won’t talk ... Views: 504
It is hard to put into words how much the guidance that I received from Yogi Bhajan changed my life. It all seemed so very simple. He fixed me with those eyes, full of love, and said, “All you have to be is regally graceful.”
I had no idea what that meant. Graceful—what was that? At the time ... Views: 2270
The wealth of material and information available to the modern world has reached a level greater than at any other time in history. Now at the pinnacle of our ability to manipulate our environment and produce all the things we need, and many that we don’t, it’s entirely possibly that many of our ... Views: 325
What does gifting have to do with your self-development? Plenty. We are all a part of this abundant universe that revolves around giving. Abundance is truly all around us. At times you may not feel like it, but if you take a moment to see what you have all around you every single day, you will ... Views: 401
One of the most common complaints I hear when I talk with potential clients is that they feel “stuck.” They may be in relationships that are no longer working, but they don’t know how to leave. They may have dreams of starting their own businesses, but they aren’t sure where to begin. They may ... Views: 288
Act from Fear and Die or Trust in Our Higher Nature
by Neil Fiore, 1st Lieutenant, 101st Airborne 1965-1966
I’d been in Vietnam exactly four months with an advanced unit of the 101st Airborne, when Francois invited a Special Forces Lt. Colonel, me and two other lieutenants to his exclusive ... Views: 545
Knowledge is power.
How many times have we heard this one? It’s one of the battle cries of our
society. It’s an idea so obvious, so undeniable, that few ever give it a second thought. We don’t just seek knowledge, we worship it. Even Socrates, a wise man if ever there was one, said, “There is ... Views: 2144
Wild Berry. That’s the name of my favorite nail color. To me, it says fun, bold, sexy, and just simply makes my fingers and hands look so good. It’s a funny name for a nail polish, but then, so many women’s cosmetics have funny names. There’s Mango Spice lipstick, Roaring Red blush, and ... Views: 432
We live in a glorious time.
The world’s entire body of knowledge is easily accessible and readily available to anyone who cares. A mere 100 years ago, the information now available at your fingertips was reserved only for kings and scholars, for the rich and the titled. One generation ago, ... Views: 265
Integrity is a value, like persistence, courage, and industriousness. Even more than that, it is the value that guarantees all the other values. You are a good person to the degree to which you live your life consistently with the highest values that you espouse. Integrity is the quality that ... Views: 2455
As my mom receives treatment for a lingering illness, I can’t help but think about what she has done for me and our family. As a young boy, my father used to remind me that without Mom, our family would have crumbled. “In every good family, there’s always a good mother behind it,” he ... Views: 344
In your ever-busy, “on demand” life, have you ever wondered how it would feel to be able to learn twice as much in half the time? Life changes in an instant, so here is a proven, Instant Learning® formula that will give you the learning edge you need.
Whether you are a CEO, an employee in job ... Views: 2056
Yes, give up trying to be something streamlined, tucked, professional, more of something, less of something. It’s over. It’s done. It’s so last year.
Be yourself. All of yourself. The world needs more of you.
Under the layers we all speak different languages. We see, feel, and ... Views: 322
For every successful venture, I have yet to see complete, undaunting achievement without accompanying failure. Oftentimes, we think of failure as a tragedy; it’s true that it can be a temporary setback. Nevertheless, every great endeavor has a degree of darkness in its past, often masked in the ... Views: 1206
What makes you different? It’s a good bet you’ve been asked this question before.
Prospects, hiring managers, and people with influence frequently ask this question when making a buying or hiring decision. Each day, we are bombarded with opportunities, advertisements, messages, and people ... Views: 556
Lehman Brothers, AIG, Bank of America buys Merrill Lynch, the housing crisis, mortgage mess, fuel and food costs, on and on…
While it looks dire, the times are creating opportunities for more people to become true leaders – not just in business, but in their lives. Let’s examine leadership from ... Views: 1990
The Law of Attraction has become known as ‘the secret’ since the release of Rhonda Byrne’s best selling book The Secret.
The Law of Attraction is not new to the Personal Development industry or to the spiritual seeker. For thousands of years the mystics, sages and spiritual teachers have known ... Views: 264
This year over one half million managers will enter new positions in Fortune 500 companies alone. And certainly with the challenges this economy presents, that number could be larger! This shift may include taking on new leadership roles or starting your own business. In any case, it requires ... Views: 321
Sarah and I pulled into Yellowstone’s north entrance at 2:00 a.m. and were greeted by the official National Park warning: “Beware of Bison!” The bright yellow flyer had a comic, yet equally horrifying black sketch: a bison, head down, horns forward, tossing a flailing human into the air, his ... Views: 368
It’s a well worn line in the history of business…you either lead or be led. But you and I both know that leadership has so many levels, angles and dimensions. Today you can lead, tomorrow --- led.
So as a leader, you are called upon to lead, daily. It is part of who you are. You are providing ... Views: 340
Did you know that habits are incredibly powerful tools for Personal Development and success?
Think about the habits you have now and how they affect virtually every aspect of your life. Your weight and health are determined by your eating habits. Your relationships with people are determined ... Views: 524
My first conscious and vivid encounter with guilt was when I was about 13 years old. It was the day of my parents’ official divorce. We were in the courthouse and, because of my age, I was assigned my own attorney. I had no idea why I had an attorney or even what was going on. My attorney was ... Views: 443
What is the difference between having a dream and having a goal? A dream is a goal without legs. It is a wonderful thing to have and can be the guiding passion of your life, but unless you give it the legs to move, getting there is going to be very much a matter of luck.
To transform a dream ... Views: 343
The ability to set and reach our goals and to inspire others is not an elusive one. You have within you everything you need to realize your goals, while at the same time inspiring others to follow your example. Even if you do not intentionally set out to inspire someone else, it happens ... Views: 1220
You can get anything you want out of life if you see that enough other people get what they want.
In the 30 years I’ve been studying self-improvement I’ve seen this principle proven time and time again. I’ve been most successful myself when I find out what other people want and then ... Views: 323
The Comfort Zone is a place that we settle into that is familiar, has low stress, and has little or no challenge. It is where we maintain the status quo, or the norm. The Comfort Zone is not necessarily a comfortable place. Many people become familiar with misery, jealousy, pain, suffering, ... Views: 3494