Personal Development leads to better parenting and better parenting leads to personal development.
Do what you love for those who love what you do. I honestly believe that this is the sweet spot for entrepreneurs or other producer minded people. Let’s breakdown the phrase into two elements because it gets thrown around sometimes and discounted even though there is a lot of value there. First is doing what you love just because you love it enough of a reason to make that your life’s work? Dan Sullivan talks about this in his program, The Strategic Coach. He said when you really hit your sweet spot, you meet four criteria: *Number one, you have passion for what you’re doing. You love it. *Number two, you have exceptional skill in that area. So, your sweet spot has to include both. The passion and the skill. *Number three, it adds energy to your life. And this quite frankly is one of the reasons why psychologically it
Have you wondered how to stay positive when things are so hard? Our mind is an amazing tool that, when properly used, can assist us to stay in positivity mode no matter what. Take ten minutes to give yourself the gift of understanding how to operate the equipment of your own mind. This video is a quick summary of how our imagination serves us in two separate and important processes of our mind – evaluation and creation. Worry is the misuse of imagination ~ Dan Zadra
How to use psychology to be happy now. Happiness is a choice – this is how and why.
Is there a program or process that propels us predictably to unprecedented personal power, productivity, and profit? Yes. Pathological Positivity. Our planet is plagued with a pandemic of poisonous pessimism. The popular perception of painful or perturbing problems is pathogenically paralyzing. Pathological Positivity programs and positions us to perceive positive possibilities in problems. It inspires and provokes people to apply positive principles and practices even in paralyzing predicaments. Pathological Positivity isn’t just a program or philosophy, it is a personal preference. It is a programmed proclivity to purposefully opt for the positive from a plethora of possible perceptions. This promotes powerful productivity and profit. Pandemic, pestilent and pernicious pessimism is pummeled into powder as professionals apply and promote pathologically positive paradigms. The payoff is phenomenal prosperity. What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Image courtesy of twobee/FreeDigitalPhotos.net about
The motivational master, Earl Nightingale promoted Pathological Positivity when he suggested that we learn to habitually respond to even devastating circumstances by saying “that’s good” – then engage our marvelous minds to discover or create what’s good about it. As a psychologist, I see the power in this strategy. Our mind will dutifully fulfill our commands and requests. If we ask our mind to find out what is bad about something we can certainly find supportive evidence. If, on the other hand, we ask our minds to find out what is good about something, our minds will get to work on that. “What could possibly be good about this!?” Well, that’s not a bad question – get busy finding a legitimate answer instead of assuming that there couldn’t be one. life loans It’s our attitude in life that determines life’s attitude toward us. ~ Earl Nightingale
Sometimes I am accused of being pathologically positive, like Pollyanna from the 1960 Disney movie. Is this a compliment or a criticism? I wasn’t sure so I rented the movie. I remember as a child liking the movie. It seems that when I got older, I joined in with the other popular opinions that it was just corny and, well, pollyannaish. Watching it this time, I really paid attention to what Pollyanna was doing in light of my positive psychology practice. Here is a kid who was orphaned at an age when she could understand what was going on. Unquestionably a huge and painful adversity. Her father had been a minister, and taught her a game that she liked to play whenever something difficult or unpleasant was happening – the glad game. The game is that you intentionally look for something to be glad about related to your situation. It is
December 26, 2006 was the date. An earthquake beneath the Indian Ocean caused a shift in the earth’s plates that led to a displacement of the sea itself. The waters withdrew from the shore in preparation for an enormous tsunami to follow. Those who saw and recognized the signs immediately began to retreat for higher ground – they knew what was coming. There are plenty of signs around indicating that our world is in danger – everything from economic indicators to crime rates. There is ample reason to believe that we need to head for higher ground. Identify the higher ground in your life and invite others along. Those who say it can’t be done are usually interrupted by others doing it. ~ James Arthur Baldwin
During a morning run this week I came across this sign for a golf course. I quickly identified the golf bag and clubs on the right and the red rock outcropping on the left, but I couldn’t quite make out what that white item was attached to the cliff – it didn’t make sense to me. As I continued to study what didn’t make sense, suddenly the white thing became a shirt on a man and the red rock cliff became a couple. It all made sense to me as I finally made sense out of the part that didn’t. In our lives there are often things that don’t make sense. Take a closer look at those things, and often the very things that don’t make sense to us bring the whole picture into context. In science, mistakes always precede the truth. Horace Walpole
I’m working on getting something of a garden going this spring, which requires a lot of cultivating, weeding, tending, watering, and nurturing of the seeds and plants in order to have a harvest. My friend, Garrett Gunderson hosted a phenomenal event in Salt Lake City last week where he pointed out that the key to wealth creation is to cultivate yourself. Take care of and invest in yourself, and you will thereby create your results. You are your greatest asset! In the absence of clarity of your soul purpose you cannot discern the difference between distraction and opportunity http://cepke.net/pay-day-loan-company – Garrett Gunderson