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Archive for June, 2010

Find Your Passion

June 27th, 2010

Live a life of meaning. As a leadership communications trainer and coach, one of my primary tasks is to help businesspeople connect with their passion. My clients find these six questions particularly helpful:

One: What do you love most about your work? What percentage of your time is actually spent doing those things?

Two:  How much do you believe in the work you are doing? Has that increased, decreased, or stayed the same over the past five years?

Three: Is there anything you’d rather be doing? If so, what is it?

Four: To what degree is your work compatible with the other parts of your life? Do you have balance in your life?

Five: What new ideas, information, technologies, or possibilities attract you now? Which ones would you like to integrate into your work life?

Six: What new things would you enjoy learning?

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Raise Your Energy

June 20th, 2010

Raise your vibe. You’ve heard it before: “He/she has such good energy.” Energy is expressed through vibration, and the more positive your energy, the higher your vibration. Here are four tips to raise your vibration level:

One:  Eat right. Foods high in alkalinity such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, soy, non-yeast breads and virgin olive oil heighten energy. Highly acidic foods such as flour-based cereals, meats, dairy and sugars lower energy, as do alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, sugar and virtually all artificial drugs, legal or otherwise.

Two: Become aware of the energy level of the music you listen to and the television you watch. Some rap music—filled with profanity and messages about killing, for example—drains energy. Seek music that has a more soothing impact on the soul. Also, reduce exposure to low-energy commercial television.

Three: Become aware of the energy levels of your home and office. Make your home and office a nurturing, cheerful, and peaceful environment. Photographs of love ones, scented candles, plants, and flowers, for example, can have positive effects.

Four: Become conscious of the energy levels of the people around you. People either give or rob you of energy. Choose to be close to those who empower you.

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Two Basic Life Forces

June 5th, 2010

Which will reign? Psychologist Carl Jung once wrote that there were two basic forces in life: the will to love and the will to power. The more we have of one, the less we have of the other. In Psychological Reflections, Jung wrote: “Where love reigns, there is no will to power; and where the will to power is paramount, love is lacking. The one is but the shadow of the other.”

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