Elmer builds roofs and runs construction crews. One afternoon he went fishing with one of his employees. Same bait, same hole, same fishing pole, but he was catching nothing, and his buddy was raking them in.
“How come you’re catching all the fish?” Elmer asked.
“It’s ‘cause I have to, Mr. ... Views:676
So what have you planned for this year? Some people for some strange reason wait until a new year to give up a bad habit or to make an attempt at some self improvement. Why some people have to wait until a new year to set a goal is beyound me but all the same setting a goal is always a positive ... Views:531
When Valentine’s Day comes around, I remember the year when I left a card shop, having mourned the fact I had no “honey” at the time, worried about whether I was spending too much or too little, whether I’d gotten it right or not, cursing Madison Avenue for the commercial thrust, and thinking of ... Views:1038
I have had more than my share of exciting times and I’m grateful for every one of them.
There was the time the bear came into camp at 11:00 p.m. and we listened to him consume two weeks worth of food for two people and a dog in only six hours. At 5:00 a.m., when it became obvious he had run out ... Views:545
Every time Valentine’s Day comes along, I think of the day before Valentine’s Day a couple of years when, as I was leaving the card and gift shop where I’d selected some Valentines, while cursing the materialism dictated to us by Madison Avenue that demanded the expression of feelings with ... Views:1343
We have all read about people who are successful briefly. They win a gold medal, make a fortune, or star in one great movie and then disappear. Or, there are those like Marilyn Monroe and Howard Hughes who achieve extraordinary success, at the cost of their own lives. These examples do not ... Views:2930
Hello everybody and a good day (or night !) to you all.My name is Nicholas Dixon and I am in my early twenties and I reside on the beautiful island of Jamaica.I work full time in a public library , but in my spare time I design and market websites.I personally think that it is fun to help my ... Views:633
The young man in this song, who lets Maggie keep him away from things he should be doing, is not practicing Intentionality.
Intentionality is one of the higher level emotional intelligence skills. It means saying what you meaning what you say. Keeping your word, in other words, and doing ... Views:1073
I began enhancing my personal energy level three months shy of my 40th birthday and after 2 years of struggling with clinically-diagnosed depression. During this same period, I was challenged immensely by the debilitating effects of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and being rendered permanently ... Views:876
New Year's Eve is the traditional time to make resolutions for the upcoming year. Most resolutions are about something we really, really want. Even if you are not the type who makes New Year's resolutions, notice that somewhere, quietly, in the back of your mind, you are probably making one ... Views:704
The New Year is traditionally a time to reflect on where we are in our lives and to think about improvements that we'd like to make. It seems obvious that the first step in choosing appropriate New Year's Resolutions should be to define specific goals for what we want to achieve in the coming ... Views:570
Most products or activities that are considered dangerous are labeled with a warning. Cigarette packages have a warning from the Surgeon General’s office. Stepladders have a warning that the top steps should be avoided. Likewise job contracts should be stamped with a statement that your job ... Views:834
Too much driving, too much shopping, too much rushing
around, running the kids around--family and work
demands have you stressed out.
There are many ways to help you control stress. Here
are some unique methods I've collected.
1. Yell! But---be sure you are alone. The best place
is ... Views:710
The New Year is traditionally a time to reflect on where we are in our lives and to think about improvements that we'd like to make. It seems obvious that the first step in choosing appropriate New Year's Resolutions should be to define specific goals for what we want to achieve in the coming ... Views:596
The New Year is traditionally a time to reflect on where we are in our lives and to think about improvements that we'd like to make. It seems obvious that the first step in choosing appropriate New Year's Resolutions should be to define specific goals for what we want to achieve in the coming ... Views:670
TEN TERRIFIC SELF- MOTIVATING TIPS By Mike Moore
No one can motivate anyone to do anything. All a person can do for another is provide them with incentives to motivate themselves. Here are ten very effective strategies to help you get up and get moving toward actualizing your enormous, ... Views:1140
Another Christmas come and gone. What a workout for the emotions!
I’m the EQ Coach, but that doesn’t mean I know all there is to know about emotional management – it’s a lifelong proposition; and it doesn’t mean my emotions don’t give me a ride for their money – remember, 2 of our 3 brains ... Views:840
Sunday, December 29, 2002 is my Birthday. I thought I would do something different again this year. I want to give YOU, as a gift from me, the Top Ten Greatest Lessons I have learned this year. I hope you enjoy them. Let me know what you think.
1. “Surrendering to God” is the greatest thing you ... Views:663
There are simple questions you can ask yourself to begin to clarify and develop your strong inner belief system, so that you can make decisions that are right for you.
Self-acceptance gives you the much needed energy and room to grow.
Having a strong value/inner belief system is very much ... Views:2782
I recently interviewed a prospective client. I asked her to
briefly describe what she did. She said it was complicated, she did so many things. I asked who her clients were. She said she couldn't define them, that she dealt with everyone. I then asked how her business was growing and she said ... Views:686
When people want to move to career freedom, often they don't want a new career at all. They love their career -- but they also want a balanced life. Here are ten questions to help you get started on the quest for "more time in your life -- and more fun."
1. Where does leisure rank among ... Views:733
What usually happens to your resolve in the New Year? Does it disappear before the pine needles are even vacuumed? Do you spend more energy on excuses than on execution? Can you even remember your intention by Valentine's day?
Try something different this year. Take some time to think through ... Views:625
Simple questions you can ask yourself to begin to clarify and develop your strong inner belief system, so that you can make decisions that are right for you.
Self-acceptance gives you the much needed energy and room to grow
Having a strong value/inner belief system is very much dependent on ... Views:7032
Manifesting Set Dates for Goals
(by Susan James)
As we begin to teach ourselves how to mold and use the
energy in front of our face on purpose for the design of our
lives, quite often comes the question: What about setting dates
for end result ... Views:813
This is for people who can't seem to get everything done. Those of you who efficiently take care of every detail ahead of time don't need to read any further.
As a recovering procrastinator I have a great deal of experience with To Do lists. I've embellished them with multi-color highlighters, ... Views:557
The holidays are upon us … and how they churn up our emotions. The expectations … the memories … the empty chairs …
Somewhere there’s the Norman Rockwell family celebrating, but it was never at my house. Was it at yours?
A client and I have in common the loss of beautiful young men on the ... Views:1212
At every moment in time your subconscious mind speaks to you through your body, in a language that is as refined, systematic, and complete as your verbal language. This "somatic" language that your body communicates in forms the basis of the non-cognitive wisdom known as sixth sense, intuition, ... Views:3007
I've been planning to move for some time, but first I had to repair the foundation on my house (a common problem in south Texas) and also get a new roof because of hail damage (another common problem in south Texas.
I finished getting those major projects done, and turned to the tweaking of the ... Views:700
You're the new secretary and your boss asks you to become a Notary Public. He then walks back into his office and you can hear him on the phone talking about a contract he wants out of, and the fact that he's going to falsify a date and signature -- "No problem, my secretary will do it."
It ... Views:4264
You may be facing a type of disappointment, frustration, loss, or general sadness. It is in these times you can immediately begin to search for the counterbalancing positive to it. This is a flawless universal law: an opposite condition must emerge to offset the initial condition. ... Views:1007
Introverts make up about 10-30% of the population, but they're highly represented on the Internet! However much of the world is designed for extraverts, who predominate. Being an Introvert can be like being left-handed and living in a right-handed world. Sometimes it can feel like the ... Views:6946
Remember your Optimism rules: Attribute bad things to something that isn't permanent, pervasive, or personal. Attribute good events to things that ARE permanent, pervasive, and personal.
Learned Optimism is the emotionally intelligent way to reduce stress, live longer, be healthier, recover ... Views:658
When we apply our knowledge from the DISC, the StrengthsFinder(tm) profile, the Keirsey, and the
EQ-Map, we can eliminate a lot of the stress
in the holidays.
How does this work?
Well, if you're going shopping for the tree with someone who is ambitious, forceful, decisive, strong-willed, ... Views:644
There are many theories about self-esteem, but, really, the only one that matters is: yours.
What makes you feel great? Because that is your route to finding your own self esteem.
Sometimes all it takes is one success to make us believe in ourselves. What if you don’t have that success? Find ... Views:676
YOU are the ONE
The #1 excuse or fear I hear the most from speakers is, "Who am I to speak to this group of people? I'm nobody special."
Ok, I know email is not the easiest way to pump you up and
give you a motivational shot in the arm, but I'm going to
give it my ... Views:724
I was paddling a new river a couple of weekends ago and came up behind a beaver. He didn't know I was there. I spoke up, trying to give him fair warning, but by the time I saw him, I was on top of the poor fellow. We were both pretty surprised. As we went down river together at about the same ... Views:698
If you’re tired of feeling bad about yourself, or just want some tips for those down days, these 7 practical strategies will help you take action to lift your self esteem.
1) Think back to when you did something new for the first time.
Learning something new is often accompanied by feelings of ... Views:4311
People have emotions and emotions are contagious. How you conduct yourself and what values you live by define your culture, just as they do the other person's. Businesses have cultures and so do groups, committees, clubs, organizations and any situation where two or more people are together. ... Views:11534
When the sea of life gets stormy, how can you stay shipshape and ride the waves?
You’re the CAPTAIN of your ship. Being empowered means having a deep sense of confidence that you can take charge of your ship and handle whatever comes up. Use your personal power and intentionality to keep your ... Views:1052
The greatest asset we have in human existence is our soul growth, but somehow we have that confused with becoming powerful. Power does not bring growth unless we understand the essence of sharing that power.
The struggle for power is a main characteristic in basically all of our relationships. ... Views:703
If you want to be a winner you have to be prepared to develop a certain personal trait which others will not.
Are you prepared to do more to receive more? Or are you like most people who want consistently to do less and less, yet are mistakenly expecting more in return.
The notion of doing ... Views:785
Why would you ever write a letter and not send it? Lauren B. Smith, of Tucson, tells you in her new book Unsent Letters: Writing as a Way to Resolve and Renew, Walking Stick Press. Writing letters to someone who has caused you pain, someone with whom you have a disagreement, or someone who has ... Views:3504
When I was a newbie in 'the game of life,' I wanted to succeed beyond my wildest dreams. I wanted to make it big and take on the world, all at once. My expectations were so high that not even Jack could reach them on his beanstalk. However, over time, after much frustration and burn out, I ... Views:3942
"No, I can't do that." Throughout your lifetime, how many times have you heard somebody said it to your face? Hundreds, thousands or millions of times, perhaps. Sometimes, we express such skepticism out loud too, particularly when we feel we do not have the skills or knowledge required to ... Views:794
We humans are problem-solving systems. We thrive when we can solve our own problems. We suffer when we don't solve them. A good part of problem-solving involves how you see yourself and your world. Yes, there are problems (like preventing death, paying down the national debt, etc.) that are ... Views:790
How many people does it take to change a light bulb? One, but the light bulb has to want to change.
How many people does it take to change a bad habit. One. You. *But you have to want to change.*
And you have to go a step farther. You have to realize that you *must* change.
*** ... Views:919
Where do you live?
'Scare City'(scarcity) or 'Abundance Metropolis'?
In order to get there though, you are going to have to cross 'De Nile', better known as the river 'denial'.
But what must you deny?
You must deny anything that would stop you from attaining success. Yes, the success that ... Views:1485
I read an interesting article about NineOneOne. The second plane that hit the Twin Towers was unusual in two respects. First, it was nearly empty. And second, most of the people on the plane changed their plans at the last minute to be on the plane.
As a metaphysician, I couldn't help but ... Views:1958
Almost everyone I've talked with has suffered considerable
financial losses, many people have been laid off (and those that remain have to do the work of 2 or 3 people), business-owners have seen their sales drop off, and most people are scrambling to hang on to what they have without losing ... Views:860
Now is a great time to be setting the stage for 2003. It’s
time to be making space for more of what you want and
stretching those possibility muscles. Are you ready to
propel yourself to the next level?
By creating environments that pull you forward, you are
supported in living your best ... Views:849