How could we learn anything other than that which we grew up immersed in, and usually, are genetically predisposed to as well? The only way we could be any different or more imaginative, is if we put conscious thought and effort into it. Are you doing that?
There's someone in every family and group of friends who always has a joke ready for any situation. Being able to see the funny moments in any situation can be a great quality, but sometimes the laughter is really meant to cover deep negative emotions.
I have come to realize that if real change is going to happen -- if I want real happiness and fulfillment in my life -- I must let go of this familiar, known, comfortable way of being. I must let go of all the things I "know" I can and cannot do.
Sometimes, spiritual growth is just seeing it sooner. You see sooner that you are silencing your voice. You see sooner that you are acting out of fear. You see sooner that you are projecting the past on to the present.
In his impressive career, Tony Robbins has advised luminaries including Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and three U.S. presidents, and individuals all over the world regularly consult with him for his guidance. This candid, in-depth interview offers insight into Robbins' heart and soul.
This year, gravitate toward what you hate at least some of the time. Sure, follow your bliss too -- rock on! But make sure you give serious thought to facing your deep, dark demons and your daily demons, too. If you tackle one, the rest will fall much easier.
Coaching asks you to be brave, face your worst traits and DO things differently, speak and think in new ways and to take certain new actions every day. In coaching, we push harder; we act as witnesses and guides and assert opinions that may, at times, be difficult to swallow.
It's important to face the fact that time is the currency of life and it's sacred. You cannot accomplish everything, but you can accomplish a lot of what is important to you with awareness, smart thinking and good promises.
After nearly 30 years of helping people with their money, I figured out long ago that financial issues were rarely about rates of return or asset allocation. Money is usually about emotions. Most of the time, people are using money to buy something that is missing in their lives.