Archive for May, 2014

Reading Is A Critical Skill – Do You Read Enough?

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Do you read news articles from credible sources… or do you read the sound bites available on the internet?

Do you read articles about your industry, keeping abreast of trends and changes that might be relevant to your future?

Do you read novels, fact and fiction, classics and new age?

Do you read interesting business articles?

Do you even read long emails? I know that, in our ADHD world, many people will skim emails, potentially missing critical information.

It is tough to find time to read everything that you could possibly read, however it is extremely important that you make time to read enough.

Here are a few reasons why you should make that effort…

Self Image: Who Defines Our Self Image?

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

While no two people on the planet will view themselves in the same way, there are going to be people who have a self image that empowers them and there will also be people who have a self image that doesn’t empower them. And ones self image is something that can change as time goes by and is therefore not static.

How one sees themselves at one point in their life could enhance their life and at another time, it could cause them to feel limited and/or incapable. Whereas, if one’s self image doesn’t empower them to begin with, unless they change it, they are not going to feel any different.

Change

Answer the Question!

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Many, in fact, too many, persons deliberately dodge questions. They listen and understand them, but then try to sidestep them.

And sometimes, they just challenge the inquiry:

Question:

“Did Blaine call you?”

Response:

Why do you want to know?”

How Come?

People try to duck questions, because, usually, they fear the potential consequences of the answers they would have to give. Children are particularly prone to do this to avoid accountability. And this argues that when adults dodge questions, they are being childish.

So you ask, what is the most common tactic used to fudge answers? Well, most culprits simply beg questions. That is, they give responses that really don’t answer the questions asked.

How to Control Your Emotions

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Intense emotions can arise at the most inopportune times, with the capacity to overwhelm you when least expect it. Your mind shuts down and instantaneously you’re a deer in the headlights. Frozen and consumed by the emotion. Have you ever experienced the intensity of emotions such as anger, anxiety or fear? It seems there is little we can do to reason with the emotion as it floods the mind and body with its raging intensity.

Don’t despair. Emotions are a part of our human experience. The word emotion as author Daniel Siegel suggests, evokes motion that motivate us to act in response to the meaning we assign to whatever is happening to us at the time.