I came across another extremely enlightening blog of Seth Godin. Definitely a wake-upper for many who tend to be engulfed with merely going through life and not seeing the meaning and purpose of how life should be lived.
Or merely creating new wants?
Is it honoring your time or squandering your time?
Is it connecting you from those you care about, or separating you?
Is it exposing you or giving you a place to hide?
Is it important, or only urgent?
Is it right, or simply convenient?
Is it making things better, or merely more pressing?
Is it leveraging your work or wasting it?
What is it for?
~~~ Seth Godin~~~
To be actually trapped is to have no options, no choices, no possible outcomes other than the one you fear.
Most of the time, when we think we’re trapped, we’re actually unhappy with the short-term consequences of making a choice. Make the choice, own the outcome and you can start in a new place.
This is often frightening and painful, which is one reason it might be easier to pretend that we’re actually trapped.
Are you actually trapped or don’t you just want to make a choice for fear of the consequences of the choices you’re going to make? The short blog above by Seth Godin is a good wake-upper for many of us who like to believe we’re trapped in life.
Stressful and emotional situations are what keeps us from making the right decisions. These, however, are just symptoms of something deeper inside that needs to be addressed. To resolve your emotional blocks you have to know your triggers, and develop effective management techniques and coping skills so you stay in control and be able to face your fears and handle challenges in life.
One effective and powerful alternative approach to handling these emotional blocks is by practicing EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) tapping. It swiftly reduces, and usually, permanently removes, disturbing feelings that create emotional distress. It’s easy to do on your own or together with an EFT practitioner. By removing the emotional blocks to your innate flow, mind and body balance is restored.
It is best to look underneath to discover and tap on the root cause of what pushes you to come up with the decisions you make in life. EFT can effectively address this negative emotion, which is your obstacle to ultimately achieve success.
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One of the greatest stumbling blocks to achieving life goals is fear. When you are afraid you activate your flight-or-fight response. Fear makes you run away or evade and the only way to lessen your fear is if you decide to face it. Because fear is nothing more than a state of mind.
Transform your life by transforming your daily thoughts!
– William Arthur Ward – 1921-1994, Author
Get un-stuck with a mental vacation
This works particularly well when you’re feeling stuck, but can be used anytime you need a mental vacation.
If your idea of a successful athlete is one who has won medals, won a championship/s or is a professional in the sport they play in, then you’re greatly mistaken. At least, that’s how Jack J. Lesyk, Ph.D. illustrates to us the epitome of a successful athlete according to his standards.
In this article he tells of the successful athletes he’s worked and is working with, who don’t belong to any of the categories mentioned above. Yet, these are the people who are committed to be the best in what they do, given the circumstances they are in. They are people who set their own goals and work for it. And above all, they are enjoying what they are doing.
For these people to become successful athletes, the author cites 9 important mental skills that contribute to their success. You believe you don’t have any or all of the 9? Don’t fret because Dr. Lesyk believes they are all acquired from learning and can be improved with instruction and practice.
“Have you found your passion? Not? If that is the case I can console yourself that you are not alone. I just read a study showing that 74% of the Swedish population does not know what their passion is.
The thing is that if you do not work to get to do more of what you want or dream about, and do not plan for it, so life will soon hit you in the back of the head with a brick. It is your subconscious that hungers for the moment when the obligation disappears and you become engrossed in a challenge or a task – the passion.
But how the heck do you find your passion?
Yes, it is so ridiculously easy that one can hardly believe it’s true. Here are seven questions to answer that shows you what you feel passionate about. 1. What makes you smile?
Daring to do what makes you happy is a wonderful way to find out why you are there. Think of something that you do, or have done in the past, and that gives you a smile. 2. What is easy for you?
That which you think are easy to do will be related to your passion. It’s hard to hate something that you have easy to do. 3. What increases your creativity?Think of something in your life that always seems to get your horizon to be bigger, something that always gives you new, fun and exciting ideas. What causes you to be creative is certainly something that you have passion for. 4. What would you do for free?
Think of something that you would love to do even if you did not get paid for it. Think of something that you look forward to, something that you wish you could do all the time. 5. What do you like to talk about?
This might not be aware of, but a good way to find out what lies you closest to my heart is to ask your friends. Ask them what they think you like to talk about the most, which substances may your eyes burn and change your behavior. 6. What makes you become fearless of failure?
When you do that you have passion for, so you have total confidence in your abilities. It makes you not worry that fail because you feel you can not even fail when you do what you love to do. 7. What would you regret that you have not tried?
If you were standing at the end of life, what would you regret that you had not tried to do? What would you have liked to do that you have not had the chance to?”
What is the most difficult leadership responsibility? Leadership expert, John Maxwell, says his most difficult task as a leader is leading himself. Why?
He explains this interesting concept in this short video:
Just to give you an idea, here are some of his excellent quotes from this video:
- “The most difficult leadership task is leading myself. If I lead myself correctly, the other people will follow correctly.”
- “The leader that leads the way, shows the way, knows the way, grows the way, he is the model that you would want to follow…”
@EFT & Tapping interested Swedes: Detta är en träff för alla som kan EFT. Mingel, övning, inspiration, utveckling.
Temat för denna nätverksträff är talar- och presentationsträning som hålls av Gun-Marie Engström och Tina Lee Möller. Som terapeut är det viktigt att kunna framföra sitt budskap så att kunden förstår vikten av det du arbetar med. Du kommer att ha stor nytta av denna genomgång i ditt yrkesliv – vad du än arbetar med.
- Vi kommer att gå igenom:
- Hur du framför dig själv och det du arbetar med på bästa sätt.
- Vad som är viktigt att tänka på.
- Hur din röst och rörelse påverkar din presentation.
- Tips och trix.
- Presentationsträning inför de andra + EFT om det behövs
- Smiley smile
Datum: Söndagen 10/5
Tid: 11-15.30 (Lunch 13-14, ingår ej)
Plats: Tina Lee Center, Inedalsgatan 5 på Kungsholmen, Stockholm
Eller online: Om du vill vara med men ej kan komma till Stockholm kan du vara med online. En länk till ett onlineforum kommer då att mejlas till dig så att du kan se och höra vad som pågår samt även höras själv.
Avgift: 250 kr om du är med på plats. 200 kr om du är med via internet eller lyssna på en inspelad repris. Pengarna går till EFT förbundets uppbyggnad. Kontant betalning på plats.
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(Denna dag är kostnadsfri för EFT Förbundets medlemmar då den sker i samband med årsmötet som hålls innan nätverksträffen. Som medlem har du fått ett annat mejl med annan anmälningslänk.)
Dagen spelas in och du som är anmäld kommer att få tillgång till inspelad repris efter mötet.
Today´s genuine tears were created by this incredible little lady who impersonates that nothing is impossible.
And I dont even particularly like this type of music!
Still, Amira managed to move me deeply.
How can such a little body produce those sounds? It must be impossible, right?
And still they float out like little pearls on a string, like rings on a still water, beautiful like
like water drops in a spider web in backlit. Oh, words are not enough.
You may just choose to listen to it (by clicking below) and enjoy your own emotion.
Happy Walpurgis to all Swedes and I wish all of you a pleasant long weekend with Labor´s Day initiating it.