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Byron Katie

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Her book Loving What Is…a must read if you are attracted to finding more personal satisfaction…

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August 19th, 2013 at 9:37 am

Ego and Presence

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“The ego is about identity–not about awareness or who you really are. And whether unhappy and ashamed, or proud and self important, each identity is just as special as the other in its own way. It is for this reason that your ego cannot let you become fully present, for the moment you are, it recedes and there is only awareness, only being. And this scares your ego to death, because it hasn’t yet understood its relationship to awareness.”

Richard Moss, Inside-Out Healing

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November 19th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

What is well-being?

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POSITIVE EMOTION. The pleasant life. Happiness and life satisfaction. Pleasure, ecstasy, comfort, warmth. A subjective experience.
ENGAGEMENT: Absorption, loss of self-consciousness, being in the flow.
MEANING. Belonging to and service something bigger than oneself.
ACCOMPLISHMENT. Achievement. Winning.
POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS. “Other people”. Very little that is positive is solitary. All our great joys and pleasures take place with or around other people. Scientist have found that doing a kindness produces the single most reliable momentary increase in well-being of any exercise. Find one wholly unexpected kind thing to do tomorrow and just do it. Notice what happens to your mood.

Martin Seligman

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December 15th, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Beyond nationalism and patriotism by Carl R. Rogers

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“…I think that men and women, individually and collectively, are inwardly and organismically rejecting the view of one, single, culture-approved reality. I believe that this view may begin to come into effective existence in many parts of the world at once. If so, we will be living in a totally new universe, different from any in history…If we accept as a basic fact of all human life that we live in separate realities; if we can see those differing realities a sthe most promising resource for learning in all the history of the world; if we can live together in order to learn from one another without fear; if we can do all this, then a new age could be dawning.” in a Way of Being, 1995

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November 14th, 2011 at 9:50 am

Ramping up for a job search in 2011

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Highlights from “What Color is your Parachute’ by R. Bolles to get you geared up for that job interview.

It is about the employer. To make a strong impression, tailor your answers to the needs of the employer. Focus on how you are suited on the company’s goals rather than showing that you want to advance your career. What will you bring to the company? How can what you’ve done in the past apply to this position? And, apart from your past experience, what natural talents can you bring to the table that will make a difference?
Prepare 3 or 4 key messages you want to share with the interviewer. Tell your story succinctly. Be specific. Tie these key points to the position.
Let them know why you are the best fit for the job. Of course, you’ve done your homework and know the corporate culture; demonstrate this by asking some good questions about it.
Dress professionally for the job; have a good posture. The interviewer will ask questions pertaining to you past jobs; why you think there is a good fit with this one; what you know about the company and why you think you should have it.
The key is to show up and stand out from the pack. After the interview, follow up with a note to the HR person or the manager who interviewed you.

What’s the best way to prepare for that interview? Working with a certified coach will get you ramped up for it.

What Color is your Parachute. Richard Bolles. Speed Press; 2010.

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January 12th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

James Flaherty addresses the FICQ (the association of professional coaches of Quebec)

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James Flaherty was the keynote speaker recently at the FICQ held in Montreal.

Author of the bestseller Evoking Excellence in Others, Flaherty noted that all of us are asleep to some degree.

We keep doing the same things over and over again; we keep having the same problems and we keep trying to solve them with the same old ways.
Coaching is about awaking us from our slumber of unconsciousness; our numbness in the way we keep useless habits. These put us to sleep and we stay far away from ourselves. One of these habits is the ‘busyness’ habit. ‘Busy puts us to sleep’. When we are asleep and busy, we don’t make good choices. For example, we don’t eat well.
We resist waking up.

A good coach who speaks from the heart helps people wake up. Because people want to be connected and SEEN for who they really are, speaking from the heart can help release the individuals from their sleepy state. Clients come to coaches to be SEEN and recognized for who they really are. They want to be welcomed for who they are. As they are. The coach welcomes them with openness and presence. He makes the connection. He create an atmosphere so people can really be themselves. To connect, a coach must speak from 3 centers at the same time, head, heart and gut. This connection with the client awakens him, lets him be seen and to be powerful.

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November 10th, 2010 at 10:24 am

Thought for the week

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From Napoleon Hill via Bob Proctor

“What you think of is what you attract…so create the ‘right’ frequency with your thoughts. Put your brain on a higher frequency. When you change your thinking you change your life. It is important to understand how your mind works…Because there is a difference between wishing for success and being ready to receive it. First, you have to “believe” that you can acquire something. Belief is the key word. And open-mindedness is essential for belief. Become aware. And transmute desire into results. We all have paradigms. These are habits and programs (conditioning) from our past, our background. The multitude of “habits” which cost us time and money. These shape our lives. The habits control our behaviors and the results we get in our lives. Most of us are victims of our paradigms. Most of us work on “autopilot”. Our paradigms shape our perceptions. We often have been programmed to see things that aren’t there. Our life, relationships, wealth are all controlled by our paradigms. Can we change them? The answer is yes. We have options because we have the ability to think and to choose. We can go after what we really want. We can put our past to rest once and for all. We are our own power centers. First, think of what we want. Know that our spiritual DNA is perfect. Because we are spiritual beings having a physical experience, we are able to create. We can control our vibrations and what we attract to ourselves. We are also intellectual and physical beings. Our marvelous minds are loaded and have infinite potential. We are an expression of Infinite power through us. The intellectual world through our ideas manifest as results. We create. We build an idea in our mind, it creates a vibration, and it creates a new entity. Our mind works in images. More important, the conscious mind has the ability to control the subconscious mind. It creates the image on the subconscious mind. We can decide to attract whatever we want into your life, because of this power. So, the key is to change our paradigm. Make a decision to change our paradigm. Change our subconscious mind. Create new ideas, perceptions and habits. Deal with your wants and choose to be successful. When we develop a new paradigm and move into new vibrations with awareness, we will then attract what we want into our lives. This won’t happen by accident. We have to recondition ourselves daily. Our consciousness will expand more and more, day after day.”

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July 28th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Key thoughts from Carnegie

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Our greatest power is the capacity to harness our minds. By taking possession and controlling our mind, we can use it to attain all our desires.
All success begins with a clear picture of what we want in life.
When we do this, we have sound health, peace of mind, we have a labor of love, we are free from worry, we have a positive mental attitude and riches.
When we don’t control our mind power, we have ill health, fear and worry, indecision and doubt, frustrations, poverty and want and many evils creep into our lives.
ACTION: On a page, describe the major success you wish to attain in life. Do this without limitations. What desire do you want to attain?
On a second page, make a statement of what you intend to give in return for attaining the major success in your life.
On a third page, remind yourself to re-read pages 1 and 2 at least 2x a day and always finish with a thought of gratitude for all you presently have in your life.


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July 15th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

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