Change is like going on an expedition: It can be a trudge or a hike. Take it all in and enjoy the view, or focus on the faults -- it's absolutely a choice. Here are some lessons I've learned about encountering change, some by resisting it and some by jumping into it with two feet.
Latinos carry an immense amount of power when it comes to using social media as a tool to advance issues that are important to us. And we are social creatures by nature, which makes social media the perfect tool to engage us and drive us to contribute towards a greater cause.
This may sound a little absolutist, but at the end of the day, who is really controlling what you post online? Is that ironic music video your status because you actually enjoy it, or is it online because you want people to see how funny you are?
Since so many assets now seem intangible and imbedded in goodwill, brand values and intellectual property, what are some meaningful strategic statements that can guide "design thinking" in this new virtual world?
Imagine the ripple affect the shift to seeking to understand rather than fighting to be understood could have on racial, cultural, religious understandings, on our understanding each other in our communities.
Every change of season evokes emotions, but spring, charging out of winter's cold dark with renewed life and brighter days, seems our most beloved. New hopes bloom like flowers springing back from roots we feared lost to numbing ice.
Only those who learn to stay on top of the news, properly identify future trends, network for the future, and absorb/adapt the latest technology can hope to survive in any economy or through any major industry change.
It's only when you stop resisting change and make the best of the moment, "without knowing what's going to happen next," that the universe supports you to create inspired healing, wellness, and live-out-loud joy.
We all fear changes in our lives, and most of us associate change with negative results. That's why I like to re-frame the idea of change by pointing out that without change, nothing in this world would ever get better.
The story of humanity's soul has taken us from living in caves to walking on the moon. But there is much more of this story to be told. For one day, we will travel beyond our own tiny spot in the cosmos and begin yet another new adventure of discovery.
Maybe understanding the historic events and behavioral roots that have produced these venomously angry polarized times can help us let go of at least a little of our own deep instinct to align with the tribe in the name of safety and protection.
Just one focused, positive thought, in fact, can serve as our escape vehicle out of a rut. By simply concentrating on a painting we love, for example, we immediately can shift our mindset from misery to one of gratitude.
Personal change is possible for anyone. There are some who do not believe that and others who say it is easier said than done. Anyone who has ever tried to change knows it is difficult. But the reality is that people change every day for the better in many different ways.
My goal for 2013 was to shake things up by making some changes. Oh, I know -- we change all the time... after all, change is about the only thing we can count on in life. But while that's true, I've also noticed that as creatures of habit, it's easy to get stuck in a routine.
A soulmate walks in. At the worst possible time -- or so you may think. Your soul knows it's exactly the right time. Your soul knows it's time for a change, which sooner or later you won't be able to deny.
When was the last time you gathered a group of your various close friends together? Just stopped the madness and everyday stuff and took a step back to enjoy the people in your life that you forget to make time for so you can rekindle that spark, a conversation, the interest and the escape.