I love to hike in the mountains of North Carolina where I live. And while I am in decent shape, sometimes the trails are steep and I start to get out of breath. My inclination is to stop and take a break but from experience I know to keep pushing on until I get to the top. There is a well-known principle that speaks to this situation, which we can also apply to our lives for greater power and purpose.
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Assumptions are the most emotionally charged of the big four energy blocks. An Assumption is the belief that because something happened in the past, it will happen again. If something that happened carries a strong emotional charge, it can create a huge block that keeps us from repeating similar situations. While this sounds like a good thing, it actually keeps us living in a box that may not serve us. Here are some examples:
Often what we focus on and what we do, are not in alignment with what we truly desire. If your thoughts and your actions are not directly related to your strongest desires, you will always struggle and fall short.
Below, I share with you eight clarity questions to help you get clear on where you are and where you want to go.
There are two types of energy – catabolic which is destructive and draining, and anabolic which is constructive and healthy. These two types of energy affect not only each of our cells at the metabolic level, but also how successful we are at each task we undertake.
On the outside, perfectionists seem to have it all together. And we do, but what other people don't realize, is how much we give up to maintain the illusion of perfection.
The importance of leadership in business cannot be disputed. We can all name charismatic business leaders; for example Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey, and Warren Buffet. Because these people have such star quality, we often associate “Leadership” with magical qualities that we are born with, rather than a set of skills that can be acquired by ANYone.
Fear is what keeps us from taking action. It seems that for most people, the known - albeit uncomfortable or dissatisfying, is often more comfortable than the unknown. Then at some point, the known becomes so uncomfortable that we force ourselves through the fear to create a new situation. But what if we could save ourselves days, months, even years of living in a dissatisfying situation by actively moving past our fears?
“If we stay where we are, where we're stuck,
where we're comfortable and safe, we die there."
- Anne Lamott
Your life (relationships, career, financial situation etc.) is a product of every action you have decided to take or not take in your life. The actions you have taken (or chosen not to take) were determined by your thoughts; your beliefs about yourself (I can, I can’t, I deserve, I don’t deserve etc.) and the world (I am supported, I am alone etc.)
In the past we have talked about the three different types of Perfectionism. Today I want to focus on other-oriented perfectionism. And this is my question to you - Is your Perfectionism not only making your life hell, but also dragging other people down into the fire with you?
Answer these questions to find out –
A lot of my work focuses on the four inner blocks that keep us stuck. My favorite Inner Block is Interpretations. Why? Because human beings LOVE to read into things, and then we believe our filtered, personal view of people and the world is the Truth.
Is your life being hijacked by your childhood belief systems?
Unless you have done extensive inner personal work, emotionally charged experiences in your formative years are likely still running your life.
If you don’t have the life you desire – are you struggling financially? Unable to maintain a long-term relationship? Hate your job? Feel like you are just treading water or going backwards? – then keep reading.
In the April 1, 2016 issue of Fortune Magazine I came across an interesting article about failure. It seems that large companies now view entrepreneurs who tried and failed, as more desirable employees for hire. The skill set that comes from having your own business includes ...
We have a lot on our plates as solopreneurs and small business owners. So how do we manage our emotions so we can get things done? Learn more about how to conquer fear, worry and overwhelm here.
According to Carol Dweck, author and Stanford University psychologist, most of us fall into one of two Mindset categories. We either have a Fixed Mindset or a Growth Mindset. And why should we care? Because people in one group have significantly greater success in life and business!
Our thoughts precede and determine our feelings. How we are feeling will determine if we act or do not act in any given situation. Whether we choose the path of action or that of inaction determines our relationships, career, finances…everything in our outer world. So while “change your mind, change your world,” may seem silly or ridiculous, if you break it down into the three steps above, it is absolutely true.