We live in a culture that shouts in our ear that we must become successful. That we must kill any "averageness" within us, and replace it with boldness, exceptionalism and success. (After all, "settling" is practically the worst crime you could possibly commit in our self improvement culture.)
or entrepreneurs, creators, writers, parents, and others who wear multiple hats or share multiple responsibilities, it's easy to feel overwhelmed or frustrated with guilt about everything that needs to be done or what should be done.
You're an investor. Your time, energy, and mindset are your capital. You use your capital wisely and investment. It grows a little. You reinvest and you have more. You continue -- compounding takes time.
For many success stories, it's all in the mindset: staying dedicated, keeping focused, and not allowing doubt and fear to be greater than your sense of conviction. But in the age of the start-up with so many people starting businesses, it can be hard to stay confident on your path.
Most definitions of integrity involve words like honesty and principle, probity and candor ... in other words, truthfulness. And yet the original root comes from the Latin word integer (a word that might give some of us a grade school math flashback) meaning wholeness.
People who are pro-stuff are engaging and appealing. We want to be around them. They teach us things. They are inviting and open and interesting. People who are pro-stuff change the world as they infuse light into what they do and they bring intention to the choices they make.
And so it was that I discovered the Super Mind in my patients and myself as we continued to practice Transcendental Meditation over time--distinct changes in consciousness that were accompanied by benefits in daily life.
Imagine the results you can enjoy if you can just get your body, your mind, and your heart all rowing in the same direction. Imagine what kind of performance is waiting inside of you, if you can just find the courage and conviction to believe in it.
Find time to write everything down, every idea and every piece of inspiration. Start to block out tasks and projects that are most important to you. You probably know deep down what it is you truly want to work on.
Some of these habits may seem minor, but they add up. Most amount to a personal choice between immediate pleasures and lasting ones. After all, the worst habit is losing track of what really matters to you.
There are several habits that many interesting people have in common. Sometimes these habits form naturally, but they are more often than not the result of conscious effort. Here's what interesting people do to make themselves engaging, unusual, and hypnotizing.
Do you want to be an inspiring leader, but are afraid of becoming an obnoxious boss? Many of the professional women I speak with tell me they feel they are ready to become better leaders, but they don't know where to start.