Understand the Power of Your Blocks and Clear Out Your Resistance to Success

Understanding the Power of Your Blocks and Clearing Out Your Resistance
Everyone has his or her own individual blocks. Each bad memory, everything that scares you, all the doubts that became ingrained as you experienced disappointment, deceit, being let down by someone you trusted, all the unworthiness you felt when someone criticized you...

Picture Perfect: Treasure Mapping as a Visionary Tool

Picture Perfect: Treasure Mapping as a Visionary Tool
As we have entered our new year, what kind of mental pictures are you holding about it? Are you enthusiastically envisioning how well it could go, or are you worrying about what could go wrong? Do the images you focus on represent your authentic intentions, or are you...

Do You Believe That There Is Value in Suffering?

An Old Incorrect Paradigm Belief: There Is Value in Suffering
It may seem ludicrous to think that anyone would want to create suffering, and yet there are times when your emotional body moves into a state of suffering and there is an imagined reason for the suffering rather than what is actually happening in the now...

How To Manage Self-motivated, Intelligent Workers

There’s an emerging type of worker who usually knows more about their job than anyone else in the organisation and is not likely to suffer fools gladly

Are Your Habits Good, Bad, or Mindless?

Are Your Habits Good, Bad, or Mindless?The probability is that you have more than a few good habits; it’s just that the bad ones seem to more obviously “run amok,” pulling us in every which way, which is why they tend to come to mind first...

An Ethical Guide To Responsible Giving

An Ethical Guide To Responsible GivingEvery holiday season, Americans find themselves showered with mailed appeals, beseeching phone calls and emotional pleas from Facebook friends seeking support for pet causes.

Millions, Billions, Trillions: How To Make Sense Of Numbers In The News

Millions, Billions, Trillions: How To Make Sense Of Numbers In The NewsNational discussions of crucial importance to ordinary citizens – such as funding for scientific and medical research, bailouts of financial institutions and the current Republican tax proposals – inevitably involve dollar figures in the millions, billions and trillions.

Abundance and Inner Peace Already Live Inside of You

Abundance Lives Inside of YouFor many people, abundance and prosperity are tied to their level of self-esteem. You make a good living, pay your bills and save money, so you feel successful. I define success in a different light. Success can be measured only by the degree to which you have inner peace and if...

Are You Playing Too Small? Set and Achieve Bigger Goals

Are You Playing Too Small? Set and Achieve Bigger GoalsIt's fascinating to me that so many sales organization man­agers complain that their employees typically reach the quotas set by management, or perhaps even fall a bit short, but rarely exceed them. They get stuck in their comfort zone, setting and achieving smaller goals...

What Are Your Talents and Strengths?

What Are Your Talents and Strengths?You, like everyone, have special talents that equip you for a creative, fulfilling life. Some of your talents have emerged naturally—abilities that simply are second nature for you. However, many other strong points have required some work or training...

The Social Impact Of Gambling Should Not Be Underestimated

The Social Impact Of Gambling Should Not Be UnderestimatedThe UK government is mulling a review of the regulations on fixed odds betting terminals commonly found in pubs and betting shops, in order to reduce the risk of problem gambling developing.

Creating Team Work and Community Every Day, Everywhere

Creating Team Work and Community Every Day, EverywhereIn my town, we had to team up if we wanted to get anything done. Since there weren’t that many kids in my school, if we wanted to have a basketball team, everyone had to join, even if some weren’t good at it. Similarly, if we wanted to put on a play, every kid had to take part in the drama club so we could get the show on the stage...

How To Teach Your Kids To Think More Critically About Money

How To Teach Your Kids To Think More Critically About MoneyAdvice on money often boils down to simplistic messages about budgeting, understanding compound interest and avoiding debt. But research suggests financial decision-making depends as much on our values, expectations, emotions and family experiences as information taught at school.

The Best Way To Deal With Failure

The Best Way To Deal With FailureFailure is a part of life, and we make mistakes pretty much every day. How do we cope? Or better yet, how should we cope?

How Can Job Loss Be Bad For Health, And Recession Be Good For It?

How Can Job Loss Be Bad For Health, And Recession Be Good For It?Work plays a critical role – both our own jobs and the labor of others – in all of our lives. But this role is surprisingly complex: While job loss and unemployment can cause individuals’ own health to suffer, studies have shown that mortality rates go down during a recession.

From the Mundane to the "Quality of Being" Bucket List

From the Mundane to the "Experiencing Love" Bucket List
For things that are important to you, the motivation to succeed is high. Often the universe cooperates with you strongly, if what you desire will be something that expands your growth and has positive impact on others. There is also the advantage that it is often easier to visualize just what...

How to Prioritize Fueled Solely By What We Truly Love

How to Prioritize Fueled Solely By What We Truly LoveI find that when I’m rushing around and can feel myself in a busy fit, sometimes I just stop, put my hand on my heart, let it beat inside my chest, truly feel it, and remind myself of the ways that our hearts are connected. This quick and simple technique...

Is Freelancing The Future Of Employment?

Is Freelancing The Future Of Employment?Today, freelancers represent 35% of the United States workforce. In the European Union, the rate is 16.1%. Both figures demonstrate the same global trend: from creative entrepreneurs to those paid by the task, freelancing is on the rise worldwide.

How to Make Life-Centered Rather Than Fear-Based Decisions

How to Make Life-Centered Rather Than Fear-Based DecisionsLife-centered thinking approaches decision-making from an entirely different angle than the ego; instead of making decisions based on fears, Life-centered thinking bases decisions on trust in our inner wisdom and the knowledge that there are lessons to be...

3 Ways To Improve Your Mental Well-Being At Work

3 Things To Improve Your Mental Well-being In WorkStress and pressure in work is not the same as at home, so those with mental health issues who are still in work need a different kind of help. In the workplace, employees can be subject to tight deadlines and heavy workloads, and may potentially be in an environment where there is a stigma against talking about mental health.

When Life Gets You Down: How To Turn Coal into Diamonds

When Life Gets You Down: Turning Coal into DiamondsThere are times when life just doesn't go right. You struggle to keep it together but end up disap­pointed, hurt, angry, and depressed — an irrational mess. These are the days when you're so overwhelmed that you feel discouraged and beaten down, ready to give up. Yet what if...

Humble Pie? No Thanks! I Gave It My Best Shot!

Humble Pie? No Thanks!I've given myself permission to be proud of who I am, of what I've accomplished, and the greatness that is in store for me. Now, some of you may have a strong reaction to this "who does she think she is anyway?" That's easy enough to answer. I am...

Learning How To Go From Victimhood to Empowerment and Freedom

The Actions of a Change Master: From Victimhood to FreedomWhenever we’re in a situation that’s changing, the most common initial reaction is denial, followed by anger. Almost immediately many of us respond to unwanted change with a knee-jerk refusal to accept what’s happening, or we rail against having to confront it...

How A Job Acquires A Gender And Less Authority If It's Female

How A Job Acquires A Gender And Less Authority If It's FemaleResearch and media stories abound with examples of how gender stereotypes disadvantage women leaders. A woman manager is less likely to be taken seriously by the people who work for her.

Your Glass Is Leaking and Overflowing At The Same Time

Your Glass Is Leaking and Overflowing At The Same TimeMultitasking is one of life’s challenges that we don’t have time to think about—we just do it. Candice Carpenter Olson, the past CEO and founder of iVillage.com, shared a striking visual with me at a conference years ago...

5 Ways To Stop Burnout From Happening

5 Simple Ways To Deal With BurnoutBurnout tends to happen as a result of long-term stress in a situation or job that, for whatever reason, you’re highly committed to.

Societal Pressure: Keeping Up With the Joneses

Societal Pressure: Keeping Up With the JonesesThe root of the problem is that we have been conditioned to consume. Shopping is an American pastime. Advertisers have become so adept at convincing us we need their products that we no longer question them. They prey on your fears, insecurities, and ego.

How To Release Yourself From Your Money and Power Habits

Money and Power: Release Yourself From HabitTake out a pad of paper. Sit in a quiet, comfortable place. Meditate, or take a few minutes to relax. Give yourself as much time as you need to clear your mind and become still. Make sure you will not be disturbed, and that the surroundings are conducive to a quiet, inward experience.

How Your Business Can Make You Successful AND Make The World A Better Place

How Your Business Can Make You Successful AND Make The World A Better PlaceSpiritual and "new age" ideas are making their way into everything. However, one area lacking it is business. Given the national and global span of business, this area may have the greatest need for New Age ideas and practices. It also stands to have the most impactful benefits.

Does Life Gives You Exactly What You Ask For?

Does Life Gives You Exactly What You Ask For?Someone said to me recently; "I'm not asking for much!" Well, her mind has given her exactly what she wanted...she hasn't got much. If you don't ask for much you won't get much. Your unconscious mind will give you exactly...

Twelve Steps to Abundance and Prosperity

Twelve Steps to Abundance and ProsperitySomething extraordinary emerges when we piece together Edgar Cayce’s statements made to many different people on the subject of material resources: We discover a twelve-step program for working in conscious harmony with the law of supply and abundance.

5 Power Tips for Women in the Workplace

5 Power Tips for Women in the WorkplaceWomen are imbued with the powers of relationships, mindfulness, and inspiring trust. While we don't think these are a big deal because they come as second nature, they're foreign to most of our male coworkers.

4 Achievable Steps for Turning Burnout into Brilliance

4 Achievable Steps for Turning Burnout into BrillianceWe're all born with a spark, and then life piles on. But it's possible to clear off the muck so you can shine brilliantly again. Through incremental and attainable steps, you can reignite that flame within you that has dimmed over the years.

Can You Learn Life Lessons by Playing Dice?

Learning Life Lessons by Playing Dice
I started this journey feeling that miracles were rare and wonderful events. I felt mostly that we prayed for them and, if deemed worthy of such grace, a miracle might descend upon us. I now feel that we swim in a sea of constant miracles. They abound with such great frequency that...

Work: Is It A Burden or An Opportunity to Make a Difference?

Work: Burden or Opportunity to Make a Difference?We spend large portions of our lives at work, preparing for work, and commuting. Work is, therefore, a major preoccupation at every possible level. Even so, many people complain bitterly about their jobs. "It's just a paycheck." "It's what I do until I retire."

Why Material Success Can Never Be Enough

Why Material Success Can Never Be EnoughFalse success means abandoning what is in your heart for the lure of money and security. When we primarily strive for more and more money or possessions, we will never get enough to satisfy. Whatever we gain in material success will never be enough, because these desires for "more" arise from...

How To Ask For A Pay Rise

How To Ask For A Pay RiseWhen Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe argued that the real source of workers’ unhappiness was an unwillingness to lobby for higher wages, he overlooked a key tenet of negotiation:

How To Create The Life You Desire from the “Quantum” Soup of Pure Energy

How To Create The Life You Desire from the “Quantum” Soup of Pure EnergyIt has been said that even before you ask it is given unto you. It has also been said that if you ask, it shall be given unto you. Do you catch that? Asking is not begging. You do not beg the Source, for it is al­ready given to you even before you ask. Begging and wanting simply give you a lack of that for which you beg and yearn.

How To Get Out of Self-Sabotage and Limiting Belief Systems

How To Get Out of Self-Sabotage and Limiting Belief SystemsFrequently, people experience unexplained behavior that some would describe as self-sabotage. It’s like having in your subconscious mind a little gremlin who is very mischievous. Every once in a while, he does something odd — usually at an inappropriate time — over which you seem to have no control. At least that’s...

Stressed? Anxious? Three Steps to Stop the Grip of Anxiety

Three Simple Steps to Stop the Grip of Anxiety“Take care” or “Be careful.” Obviously, your friends and family care about you and are expressing a desire that you be safe. But the general idea imparted by such phrases is, “Hey, it’s dangerous out there. Look out! Keep your head up and watch out for bad stuff..."

Live A More Bountiful Life by Working Less and Earning Less

Live A More Bountiful Life by Working Less and Earning LessNine years ago, I started living a more bountiful life by working less, earning less, and spending less. I started by going to my employer’s human resources department to ask if I might take a significant pay cut.

Succeeding with your Vision, Project, or Goal

Succeeding with your Vision, Project, or GoalWhen you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world.

Just What Is Success and How Do You Know When You've Succeeded?

Just What Is This Thing Called Success and How Do You Know When You've Succeeded?Think about your life exactly as it is, and do an honest evaluation. Are you happy with the way your life is going right now? Do you like the way you live? Do you get up feeling excited about the day and grateful to be in your experience? Are you happy with the way...

What's The Most Exceptional Thing You've Done Today?

What's The Most Exceptional Thing You've Done Today?A distinctive, learning-filled life results from a succession of small, specific choices made each day. There's a world of difference between imagining such a fulfilling life and actually living it. It is through taking new actions that we learn to awaken and...

5 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Workday

5 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your WorkdayGetting a lot done each day is about more than just having the right productivity tools and setup. It’s about taking care of your body and mind, and this starts even outside of the workplace. The Conversation

As You Reap, So Will You Sow

As You Reap, So Will You Sow by Pamela Jo McQuadeThe spiritual law of giving is that you get what you give and reap what you sow. You attract more of what you give, so it's imperative to give from a place of the purest intentions. If you are anything like I was...

How It's Just About Unlocking The Skills Inside To Be Multilingual

How It's Just About Unlocking The Skills Inside To Be MultilingualI was one of those considered lucky enough to be “good at languages” and I studied three: French, German and Spanish. Like me though, I imagine you can remember friends who froze at the thought of speaking a second language in class.

Three Simple Steps For When You're Feeling Stuck

When You Don’t Know What to Do Next...Do ever feel stuck or unsure what to do next? All of us have felt that feeling, of not being sure what to do next. Whether it is feeling unsure what to do next for the day, or what to do next in life, confusion about “next steps” can leave us feeling stagnant, confused, frustrated, or even depressed. I’ve found that when...

You Have Ideas for a Reason

You Have Ideas for a ReasonDid you ever have the experience of seeing a movie for which you had a very similar or even exact idea? Did you ever think of an invention, and then a year or so later, that exact invention came out, created by someone else?

Did Artificial Intelligence Deny You Credit?

Did Artificial Intelligence Deny You Credit?People who apply for a loan from a bank or credit card company, and are turned down, are owed an explanation of why that happened.

You Are Worthy and You Deserve the Best! Really!!!

You Are Worthy and You Deserve the Best! Really!We must be clear on our vision of who we are, the goals we hold most sacred, and what we deserve. When you seek to attain any goal, Abraham suggests that you focus on two questions: “Why do I want this?” and “Why do I deserve this?”  When you are clear on those two answers...

How Hot-deskers Feel Like Homeless Workers

How Hot-deskers Feel Like Homeless WorkersIf you work in an open-plan, hot-desking environment, you have probably at some point found yourself trudging through the office, clutching your belongings, in search of a free desk. This feeling of homelessness is an increasing issue...

How To Discover and Make a Commitment to Your Path

How To Discover and Make a Commitment to Your PathWhat is your path? The key word here is your. There are many paths, crossroads, and choices in life. Only you -- you and your deepest truth -- can choose the path that is best for you. But is there only one right path or are there several? Are we punished or do we suffer if we...

The Illusion Factory: Money Buys Happiness

The Illusion Factory: Money Buys HappinessWe live in a world of illusion, and these illusions keep us from our happiness — especially around money. Money drives our world. We organize our whole lives around it: earning it, worrying about it, spending it. Yet many of us are taught next to nothing about it.

The Secret of Overcoming: Where's Your Focus & Attention?

The Secret of Overcoming: Where's Your Focus & Attention?The attitude of overcoming is usually thought of as being inseparably connected with resistance, and as being directly antagonistic, in its action, toward that which is to be overcome. Nearly every person, when trying to overcome anything, begins to resist, begins to work against that...

Decision-Making: How To Know What's The Right Decision

Decision-Making: How To Know What's The Right DecisionThere have been hundreds of roads not taken. We worry much less about making a wrong choice, since some of our carefully considered decisions have led to dead ends and some of our gut impulses have led to unforeseen gains.

When Your To Do List Overwhelms You and Threatens Your Well-Being

When Your To Do List Overwhelms You and Threatens Your Well-BeingWe only get a 10 percent lift if we transition from poor to rich, or move from a smaller to a bigger house, or get promoted, or even find our soul mate. On the other hand, 40 percent of our happiness rises or falls depending, on the quality of our mental state.

How To Expand Your Comfort Zone and Get Past Your Upper Limit Threshold

How To Expand Your Comfort Zone and Get Past Your Upper Limit ThresholdWe have somehow imposed an unconscious barrier to obtaining our desires. We are unconsciously worried and afraid to risk moving beyond our upper limit. But often we are not happy in this zone of restriction. Somewhere within us, in our higher self, we realize we are holding ourselves back...

Creating A Treasure Map -- A Blueprint for Your Future

Creating A Treasure Map -- A Blueprint for Your FutureMaking a "treasure map" is a very powerful technique, and fun to do. A treasure map is an actual, physical picture of your desired reality. It works along the same lines as a blueprint for a building. It is valuable because it forms an especially clear, sharp image which can...

Is There a Mind/Body/Money Connection?

5 Kinds of Money and the Mind/Body/Money ConnectionPeople tend to lump all money issues together, but they can actually be divided into five categories, each representing a different aspect of how you deal with and manage your money and wealth. It’s important to look at these categories individually, since each elicits its own set of feelings and beliefs...

Lessons From Climbing The Social Ladder In Ancient Rome

Lessons From Climbing The Social Ladder In Ancient RomeIt is easy to imagine ancient Rome as a society where the emperors, senators and other nobles sat on top of an undifferentiated, static mass of ordinary Romans (who in turn sat above the mass of slaves).

Why Being Very Industrious Is Not A Compliment

Why Being Very Industrious Is Not A ComplimentYou’re very … industrious. This was how I was described by one resident when I was living and working in Sweden. And trust me – it was not meant as a compliment.

Your Brain is Your Secret Weapon

Your Brain is Your Secret WeaponWhat is the key to organization and productivity? I can tell you that there are no shopping lists involved. There’s not an inven­tory of tools or supplies to purchase. No containers. No apps.

The Rise Of Workplace Burnout And How To Tackle It

The Rise Of Workplace Burnout And How To Tackle ItBurnout is on the rise. It is a growing problem for the modern workplace, having an impact on organisational costs, as well as employee health and well-being.

The Essence of Need: Waking Up to Who You Are

The Essence of Approval: Waking Up to Who You AreWe spend much of our time trying to please others. Most of us unconsciously, try to please our family, friends, and co-workers in order to barter for the love we so deeply crave — but will not acknowledge.

Engaging the Soul and Awakening the Leader Within

Engaging the Soul and Awakening the Leader WithinThe majority of people are aching to make a commitment in their lives—to others, to a goal, to the world—if only they could find the spark that would set them into action. The missing links are the belief in oneself and the inspiration from others. Few of us believe that we are...

We Are Not Beggars! We Are Adventurers

We Are Not Beggars! We Are AdventurersWe've all heard of ask and you shall receive and I've been an avid proponent of that method myself. However, there is asking and there is expecting. Now on the surface, those seem to go hand in hand, yet they don't...

It’s Not About The Website

It’s Not About The WebsiteThe business and relationship situations in your life do not have a life or reality of their own. They are reflections of your psyche, the images you hold about yourself projected onto the screen of the world. As James Allen stated, “We think in secret and it comes to pass. Environment is our looking glass.”

The More Work Life Balance We Have The More We Want

The More Work-life Balance We Have The More We WantWorkers in countries where shorter working hours are the norm are more likely to complain of poor work-life balance, according to our research recently published in the journal Social Forces.

How Do You Clear Away the Blocks to Your Success?

How Do You Clear Away the Blocks to Your Success?As Dorothy travelled along the yellow brick road she came to a crossroads. Out loud she wondered which way to go and she got a reply from a scarecrow that had been tied to a stake in the middle of a cornfield. He told her that he had no choice but to stay there as he believed...

Overcoming The Emotional Toll of Freelancing

Overcoming The Emotional Toll of FreelancingHow to cope with anxiety, self-doubt, and “the check’s in the mail.”  I’m currently waiting for around $10,000 worth of paychecks to reach me for freelance writing projects I’ve done.

3 Ways Employers Get Their Well-being Efforts Wrong

3 Ways Employers Get Their Well-being Efforts WrongWell-being is seen as increasingly important in the workplace. A growing number of companies have well-being policies, such as free gym memberships and health insurance, to cater to their employees' needs.

The Quest for Excellence: The Deeper Meaning of Sports and Competition

The Quest for Excellence: The Deeper Meaning of Sports and CompetitionVince Lombardi emphasized: "The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are much more important than the events that occur." For those who contend that de-emphasizing winning may lead to a losing attitude, the annals of Olympic lore are full of passages from champions who argue the contrary...

Why More Working Mothers Are Choosing To Go Freelance

working freelance2 8 26The original “freelancers” were historic knights and mercenaries, selling their fighting skills to whoever paid the right price. Today’s freelancers include a growing army of people who decide to leave highly paid and secure jobs in large organisations to strike out on their own and become independent consultants.

10 Tips For StudentsTo Become More Employable

10 Tips For StudentsTo Become More EmployableOne of the main reasons given by students for going to university is to get a good job afterwards, but with around 500,000 people graduating each year the job market is extremely competitive.

How Flexible Work Is Making Us Work Longer

How Flexible Work Is Making Us Work LongerImagine if you could work whenever and wherever you wanted to. Would you work less and enjoy more time with family and friends? Or would you end up perpetually working, have work spill over into the rest of your life?

The Dreams Your Soul Longs to Manifest

Let Life Give You the Dreams Your Soul Longs to ManifestI know that it may be tempting sometimes to give up when Life just seems to be too tough, but the moment we give up, our inner life-energy starts to drain away and it then becomes even harder to move through Life’s challenging times. Instead we have to...

Is The Law of Attraction Actually A Principle of Physics?

The Law of Attraction: A Principle of PhysicsThe Law of Attraction isn’t a “tool.” It’s not a personal development technique. The Law of Attraction is a principle of physics that explains how Energy works — more specifically, how energy “attracts” and “repels.”

What Coworkers Think When You Suck Up To The Boss

Here's What Coworkers Think When You Suck Up To The BossFew employees would deny that ingratiation is ubiquitous in the workplace. This behavior goes by many names – kissing up, sucking up, brown-nosing and ass-kissing. Indeed, the fact that there are so many names that describe this behavior suggests that it’s something that goes on all the time at work.

What Do We Really Know About Entrepreneurship?

What Do We Really Know About Entrepreneurship?The first thing is that the term entrepreneurship means different things to different people. So the starting point of any discussion is to agree not to use the term.

Happy & Hungry: Deciding to Enjoy the Ride

Happy & Hungry: Deciding to Enjoy the Ride"The newspaper did a survey asking highly successful people which came first: happiness or success? Sixty-three percent said they were successful because they were happy. Thirty-seven percent said they were happy because they were successful." Hmmmm...

Understanding The Energy of Money

energy of moneyMoney is an uncomfortable subject for most of us. We love money, and we hate it. We can't live with it, and we can't live without it. Money can be a source of great joy and creativity, or it can bring frustration and misery, depending on our relationship with it. And we bring all these doubts and fears, hopes and expectations with us every time we...

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InnerSelf Newsletter: September 6, 2020
by InnerSelf Staff
We see life through the lenses of our perception. Stephen R. Covey wrote: “We see the world, not as it is, but as we are──or, as we are conditioned to see it.” So this week, we take a look at some…
InnerSelf Newsletter: August 30, 2020
by InnerSelf Staff
The roads we are travelling these days are as old as the times, yet are new for us. The experiences we are having are as old as the times, yet they also are new for us. The same goes for the…
When The Truth Is So Terrible It Hurts, Take Action
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com
Amidst all the horrors taking place these days, I am inspired by the rays of hope that shine through. Ordinary people standing up for what is right (and against what is wrong). Baseball players,…
When Your Back Is Against The Wall
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I love the internet. Now I know a lot of people have a lot of bad things to say about it, but I love it. Just like I love the people in my life -- they are not perfect, but I love them anyway.
InnerSelf Newsletter: August 23, 2020
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Everyone probably can agree that we are living in strange times... new experiences, new attitudes, new challenges. But we can be encouraged in remembering that everything is always in flux,…