I have come to realize that this way of thinking is self-imposed slavery, and I want to break free. I don't want the plague of spending the rest of my life helping people find happiness, while suffering silently for having that happiness myself.
The answers are within us. We have everything we need to create the lives we want. An old proverb says, "The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second-best time is now." Get busy now sowing the seeds of the life you want to flourish over the coming years.
Networking has become a dirty word when it is in fact an important, natural and valuable use of time. The way to succeed is to simply not think of it as "networking" but simply as making new connections and sharing information.
We were permitted to ask him questions, but I had only one. Knowing how he had been imprisoned for many years and had gone on to become the president of South Africa and an instrumental leader in the movement to end apartheid, I only wanted to know one thing: "How did you do it?"
Hiring a life coach can be confusing and unnerving! Whether you want more clarity, focus or need support navigating a tough transition, a life coach could be a resource for you, but really, what the heck is a life coach anyway?
Mindful and empathic listening can be learned. To master these skills one can take advantage of every day interactions. As my experience with paramilitary commander Mauricio shows, focus, awareness and presence quite your mind when one is hostage of negative emotions.
We all follow subconscious rules anyway and suffer real consequences based on the choices we make. What if we designed these vs. semi-blindly following what we "naturally" would do when it so rarely makes us really proud?
We all have dreams -- dreams for love, for career, for our bodies, for our finances, for our health, for "fill in the blank." But often our beliefs, theories and thinking get in our way of having full on happiness and living into our dreams.
Busy people are focused on their own busy schedules, not the all-encompassing career and life change foremost on a friend or family member's mind. But mentoring does not have to be hand-holding or micro-managing.