2014: Improved Year Resolutions for Lasting Changes
It is January and a brand new year has begun. This is a time that often prompts reflection and for many an annual rite of passage known as New Year’s resolutions begins. What happens to those resolutions in approximately 8 to 10 weeks? They often start to fade and when they are no longer prominent in our thoughts it is easy to go back to our usual routines and old habits. The challenge for New Year’s resolutions is that this is a deficit-based approach. These are “new” plans and any prior or old strategies are discounted. That creates a problem because you are immediately held to the responsibility of finding a solution for something “new” and experiencing results that are immediately visible.Exciting New Development – The Value Zodiac Explains a Lot
In the past several weeks, there has been some exciting development of the Value Zodiac. The Value Zodiac was initially developed in spring of this year. At the time, the model was divided into four quadrants in part to give the model of visual appeal, but there was some suspicion that the quadrants could be more significant.What Will You Do Differently?
The beginning of a New Year heralds the arrival of resolutions as a way of starting afresh with a clean canvas. The errors of the previous year are erased and forgotten, as we start anew with honourable intentions to adopt a new habit for the coming year.The Benefits of Quiet Time
We live in a stressful and rapidly changing world, one we do our best to keep up with, but with the increasing pace of technology, continued future uncertainty and an exploding global marketplace it is critical that we find time to de-stress, relax and just slow our pace down. If we fail to achieve the ability to step back away from the chaos from time to time we will only add greater stress to our life with increased negative physical and often mental consequences.Finding Courage Through Adversity
There comes a point in a person’s life when one experiences the most challenging of times, offset by the inability to rise above it. It might be an agonising life lesson such as the death of a loved one or the dissolution of a romantic relationship. Whatever the situation, it feels too close to home and strikes at the very essence of our human nature. Such experiences test our resolve to withstand the torrents of life.How to Stay Motivated to Achieve Your Goals
Being motivated is the key concept to achieving success. Having goals that you can accomplish will further motivate you and keep you going when all you have is blind faith. I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “motivation is like bathing, and so we must do it daily”. Many people have different ways of getting themselves pumped up but we’ll go over some EFFECTIVE ways of MOTIVATING yourself. Hopefully by the end of this article I have motivated you to start motivating others, and yourself.Everyone Has Brain Clutter
This is brain clutter – you are trying to focus – during prayer, relaxing, watching your favorite TV show or movie or a thousand other activities and your attention changes to something else. What causes this and why now and why on this particular topic?5 Ideas for Improving Your Personal Productivity
A small number of tips designed to help you get the more out of each hour of every day. Reduce distractions, eliminate time-wasting and get more done in your work and personal time.Is It Your Destination Or The Journey That Matters
As we travel through life we all follow many paths – some lead to success, happiness, health and enduring relationships while can lead to ruin, pain, regret, grief and disappointment. We all take the paths that our inner guidance system and circumstances nudge us along the journey.Rock The Boat
You don’t have to be a sailor or even like the water to get my analogy here, I just love the concept. One of the major contributors to organizations not achieving their full growth and profit agendas is simply because many employees just continue to go along with policies, procedures, products and services that have lost their relevance in today’s world or for some reason they are no longer working.Resilient Insights From A Turkey Trot
Ever wanted to quit something even when your goal is important to you? Learn how you can keep your goals in sight with these simple resiliency lessons.The Most Dangerous Word in The English Language
What’s the most dangerous word in the English language? Care to guess? OK, I’ll give a few clues; everyone uses it from once a day to several times, it contributes to disappointment, stress and it’s harmful for relationships and careers, it’s a cause of distraction and a lack of focus, it negatively impacts success and happiness. Got a clue yet? One more clue – when people use it they seldom consider its consequences. There yet?Are You Awake?
In one of my favorite books, Wake-Up Calls by Eric Allenbaugh – he discusses a simple yet vital life aspect and that is simply paying attention to each of the lessons life is trying to teach us moment by moment and day by day so we can avoid the larger negative consequences that can occur later when and if we ignore these often subtle and little details and messages. What is a wake-up call (as Eric explains) and how can we learn from them? Our outside an inside world constantly send us signals – some are…