Friday, March 21, 2008

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Personal Assessment and Development Tools

Personal development does not have to mean becoming rich and famous and living in Hollywood. Personaly development can occur in much less obvious or dramatic changes and can be equally as significant and rewarding. Personal development may mean you start to speak to your community, you write that book you have always wanted to write or you become a mentor to someone else.

Whatever you decide to do next in your spiritual, emotional and intellictual unfoldment, focus on how you can give your life away, how you can serve and give others. I read once that a day was not complete until you gave away something that was not returnable. Focus on that, give without want, give constantly and everything you need or need to discover for yourself will come to you.

Many people are not certain what their life purpose is, or what to do next. I want to share some tools and resources to help you move quickly down your path. Remember, when you stay on purpose, you never get too far off your path!

1) Take a Self Assessment Test.
There are several available to you. A self assessment test will ensure you develop a plan or life purpose that is catered towards you and your personality. These tools will help you identify your strengths, your weaknesses, your preferences and your ways of thinking. They can be fun, enlightening and informative. Some assessments are free and can give you a glimpse into your current path, situation, goals, desires and purpose.

Here are the popular ones with their website link:
Keirsey Temperament Sorter
Myers Briggs Type Indicator
Strengths Finder

The self assessment tests do not require any fancy tools, just some time and patience and willingness to be open minded when you read the results.

2) Discover Your Personal Goals:
This is your why and what. Why you get out of bed in the morning and what you feel most passionate about. This is unfolding your life purpose. There are great tools available to help you do this. Here is one I recommend:

Discover Life Purpose

Create your life mission, start with a mission statement, this will guide you on your path to personal fulfillment and purpose. Whenever you are acting in accordance with your life purpose or life mission statement you are in a creative and attractive vibrational state. This is how you attract all that you need to accomplish your tasks. Everything you need will show up for you, if you stay on purpose, that is your own unique life purpose.

Here are a few suggestions about your mission statement:
Be passionate, seek feedback, write it, be yourself, follow your bliss.

3) Next Create a Development Plan:
Now create a development plan. You set the goals and the timelines. Then act and focus on your goals and plan. A development plan should include short and long term goals. Life is a marathon, your life purpose should continue and expand as you unfold. Sometimes the goals may not all be clear, but they will come to you as you stay on purpose.

Short term goals are often more effective and attainable. Long term goals are your long term visions. Your plan should also include action steps, outcomes and a plan for analysis. You will want to see if you are meeting your goals or revise your goals and timelines accordingly.

Own your plan. Write it out, post it where you can see it daily and create affirmations to keep you on track with your plan.

4) Find a Mentor:
I have posted several articles on this blog archive on the benefits of having a mentor. You will reach your goals faster and more efficiently with a mentor.Mentoring is a close, personal relationship that differs from supervision. Finding a mentor means seeking development and input from someone you respect and feels has experience or expertise in what you are pursuing. Mentors can be friends, bosses, family, authors, ministers etc. We meet mentors every day! Just open your eyes to them!

Calmness of Mind: Jewel of Wisdom

Here are some great ones from SGR program

Choose your thoughts wisely!

"The only thing that can grow is the thing you give energy too".
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To think what you want to think is to think truth regardless of appearances."
-Wallace D. Wattles

An ignorant person permits the appearance of things to control his or her thoughts. They do not realize that they can choose their results, they can reject any thought or idea and they can create their own truth. So few get this, so few act on it, so few at true co-creators. Co-creators realize that they are spiritual beings with creative energies and power flowing to them, through them and from them.

"Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the reslut of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought.

You become calm in the measure that you understand yourself as a thought evolved being, for such knowledge necessitates the understanding of others as the result of thought, and as you develop a right understanding, and see more and more clearly the internal relations of things by the action of cause and effect, you cease to fuss and fume and worry and grieve, and remain poised, steadfast and serene."
-James Allen

Wow, that was powerful

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Decisions Determine Destiny

Our attitudes and decisions determine our results, who we attract to us and how we live. Why not choose to live with an abundant attitude, one that thinks, feels and acts as if the Universe is abundant and there is only infinite opportunities and possibilities.As we grow, or develop in mind, body and soul, as we become more self aware of our life purpose, goals and passions we recognize one of our spiritual responsbilities is to move into one-ness with the universe/God, our higher power. With this we move beyond living in an emotional reactive way to challenges in life to cultivating positive emotions as our habits. We learn to respond as opposed to react. We remain steadfast in our vision, focus and goals no matter what happens. We have a knowing that everything we need is already here or will come to us, that we can tackle anything that comes our way.

We simply live as if life is meant to be abundant and that abundance is already here, we are already connected to it.What this means is we learn to love even when we don't feel love, we are kind and generous, even when we would ordinarily complain or hoard, and we hold an image of abundance and never focus on lack or what we do not presently have, we live in a continous state of gratitude, even if we wouldn't ordinarily feel particularly thankful.

Successful people, make feeling love, joy, optimism, hope, abundance and gratitude their way of being, their habit. After gaining a conscious awareness and with some work overcoming the conditioning that they grew up with, they make thinking, feeling and acting with an abundant attitude their life and way of living.Our attitudes are our mental stances, they determine everything that comes to us, everyone we attract and they ultimately determine our results. Our attitudes are the glasses from which we view the universe and see the world. Do we see abundance, love and joy or do we see lack, poverty and fear? We can change the way we see the world by changing our thinking, by cultivating a positive attitude.

When we live in joy, acquire hope, see only abundance and possibility, we begin to remake our world and we can literally change our conditions, our results and our place, simply because our attitudes have changed. My favorite quote from Dr. Dyer says is all, "Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change."Additionally, the tremendous benefit of living with an abundant attitude, in faith and gratitude is that it keeps us connected to the universe and all that is providing. It is the recognition of this connection that is often the point of illumination and time when one opens up to the flow of abundance, the more grateful we are, the more of an abundance sense of life we will experience.The more you cultivate the abundant attitude, even if you don't feel it, the more you consciously improve or change your attitude, the more you will feel it.

The more loving we feel, the more love we receive, the more giving we are, the more that is given to us, the more abundant and successful we feel, the more success will be attracted to us, the healthier we feel, the more health and vitality we will experience. The more thankful we are, the more we experience the joys and richness of spirit that grateful feelings produce.

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If You Use a Laptop: Read This!

Laptop Accessories are Necessary for Productivity, Comfort and Pain Reduction:

Because of the extraordinary sales growth of the laptop and computer notebooks and their use in the office environment, new ergonomic postural health issues are continuing to increase. Anyone who uses a laptop computer on a frequent basis for work or pleasure should invest in their self and body by adding some of these effective laptop accessories. The postural problems caused by laptop computers are easily solved by adding laptop accessories. The lack of monitor height adjustment and the size and positioning of the keyboard are the primary culprits. When you use a laptop computer, whether working in your office, an airport or a hotel, if your workspace isn't set up optimally, your body may be at war with your laptop.

Laptop computers allow us the freedom to work from almost anywhere but their basic design - a keyboard and monitor joined together violates ergonomic requirements for a computer. As you type, you should be looking straight ahead, or a little downward. Laptop computers create a no-win situation, if the keyboard is in the correct position for you, the screen isn't; if the screen is positioned correctly, the keyboard isn't.

Here are some ergonomic computer laptop accessories that allow the adjustability and flexibility for proper postures with the use of laptops. The key to comfort, ease of use, minimizing fatigue and enhancing productivity is proper posture. The various laptop accessories including a laptop holder coupled with a mini keyboard, and computer mouse reduce desk space and provide an ergonomic solution to computing while working from the laptop in the office, from home, or while traveling.

LapTop Accessories:Laptop keyboards and laptop accessories should promote neutral postures for the upper extremity and spine and appropriate visual planes and distances.