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Thriving in chaos is something we hear a lot about these days. Few words hold power to ignite fear, excite hope, and get you to click a link like thrive and chaos.
It’s time to release yourself from all of that external drama.
As a human, you have something magical inside. It will allow you to ground yourself, stay steady, and move forward.
You can choose how you feel, chart your path, and take any action you desire.
When you were born, you were hard wired to go beyond surviving. You were pre-programmed with the desire to thrive – no matter what is going on around you.
Is it time to break from dramatic distractions and release yourself?
Have you made the decision not to settle for less than your dreams?
Are you ready to empower yourself, breakthrough any obstacle, and create your reality?
Listen to yourself, trust your thoughts, and take massive imperfect action. Happiness is yours for the taking.
A couple of days ago, I called a friend in Connecticut. I wanted to catch up and see if we could solve the problems of the world over the course of a phone call.
When he picked up the phone, I asked what he was doing to save the world?
Yes, I was somewhat joking, but his answer didn’t surprise me.
“I only watch 20-minutes of news a day – enough to stay in touch. I write, get my work done, and help my kids with school. In general, I’m doing everything I can to stay grounded. You’re lucky I picked up the phone. How about you?”
I told him that he was lucky that I decided to call in the first place. I’m doing the same – except that I’m playing with my dogs and not kids. I refuse to get on the crazy carousel that most folks are riding right now.
I don’t think we saved the world, but we are saving ourselves and each other.
In this crazy plugged in and agenda-driven world, make sure that you plug into the simple joys of life. It’s good for you.
Unless you are living in a cave, you may have more Stress and less Hope in your life today than you did a short time ago. Pandemics can do that. So can life.
Over the years, I’ve learned that Stress is usually a result of fear.
Feeling Stress of never getting off the hamster wheel.
Feeling Stress fear from uncertainty.
Feeling Stress from a lack of adequate information.
It doesn’t matter where your fear originates. The solution is re-framing your mindset to see things as they are. When you can do that, you can see things are that can be.
Having a re-frame mindset will allow you to create Hope, reduce Stress, and become unstoppable.
The past months have created a massive disruption in our lives. Why not taking advantage of the journey back to normal and switch things up?
Whether you want a few tweaks or total reinvention – the process is the same:
1) You must first acknowledge something needs changing. Listen to your gut.
2) Be honest. Your inner thoughts and feelings are real. They are telling you what you desire. Honor them.
3) Clearly understand WHY you want to reinvent. It creates excitement the power that will move you forward.
4) Ask yourself, “What ONE thing can I do, or NOT do, that will have the most significant and immediate impact on my life?”
5) Set an initial sprint goal of at least 90 days.
6) Define what actions you will take to drive your goal and take action daily.
Sometimes you must start a journey without knowing your destination. Begin with what you know. Explore the possibilities until you discover your path.
Did you know that Influence is causing stress in your day?
Your subconscious mind is listening. Opinions are forming. Thoughts are racing. Actions are happening, Usually without you knowing.
The dictionary defines Influence as; the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others.
We are all influenced by much news. Too many Netflix movies. Non-stop social media, and the most significant – too much time with ourselves. All are causing us to experience stress.
There is a quick way to reduce stress.
Cut off everything that is capturing your attention and filling your mind. Especially if it is with less than motivating thoughts.
When you cut negative, you reduce stress. That will leave time for positive thoughts and more fulfilling experiences.
In crazy times, being your own biggest influencer is a powerful stress-reducing tool. You got this!
You may be finding yourself tweaking your productivity habits in the last few weeks. If you are working from your home with children around you, you are in for some significant challenges.
As a guy who has maintained a home-based officer for the better part of 30 years, I have some advice:
1) Productivity is not about getting more done. It’s about being more efficient. When working at home, you will instantly have more productive hours than commuting to an office filled with distractions.
2) Holding time for what must be done is essential. Be sure to account for every responsibility on your To-Do list. That includes extra time for kids and pets. You’re going to need it.
3) Rituals, schedules, and taking breaks are your friend. Figure what works best and stick to your plan.
4) Be flexible. When life is upside down like it is these days, you can’t expect every plan to go perfectly. There’s no need for frustration. Take a breath. Deal with the issue. Get back on track.
Most folks have more flexibility than ever when working from your home. As long as you get your job done, everything will be fine. Who knows? You might enjoy it more than you think.
Motivation is a magical feeling – until you can’t find it when you need it. But in good times or troubled, there is a simple trick you can use to get more motivated.
It’s called Mastery.
Mastery is a purposeful effort to master a skill at a high level. Doing so requires a decision, focus, determination, and lots of practice.
Once you get started on your mastery journey, you will find yourself distracted from day-to-day. You will focus on your outcome. And as you get close to completion, more motivated.
The motivation that comes from Mastery is a direct result of an increase in self-confidence, breaking through obstacles, and getting excited about the future you are creating.
If you are finding yourself not able to power through life, master a new skill. You’ll get the motivation to handle anything.
I wanted to revisit what Steve Harvey said that inspires me.
If you have seen his teaching on the one thing you must-do if you want to be successful, you know that he says, “You must jump.
If you want to be successful, you must jump into your dreams, take a leap of faith, and go for it.”
Many times we stand on the cliff of life and watch others enjoying the life you desire.
They jumped, their parachute opened, and life is good.
You must jump.
When you finally decide to jump, your parachute will not open right away. You will get bumped and bruised, but, your parachute will open.
You must jump.
If you don’t jump, your parachute will never open.
Is today the day you jump?
A few months ago I wrote the words –
Someday soon, a life event will rock your world.
A trusted friend will disappoint you. Your boss may deny the raise you deserve. A loved one may get sick. A pandemic may strike.
Nothing is by chance.
Most life rocking events have been heading your way for a long time.
They can leave you shattered. They can also open up an opportunity for a life-changing course correction.
What are your dreams? What have you been waiting to do? What’s been holding you back?
A portal for you to step into your dreams has been opened. Hurry and step through!
When everything changes, it’s a good time to make a few changes for yourself. Get moving while nobody is watching.
In times like these, it’s easy to find yourself with more negative thoughts than usual.
When I was training my Pilot Certificate, I was surprised by the emphasis put on the health of a pilots’ state of mind. Negative thoughts are hazardous to flying – and life in general.
The next time you are feeling a negative thought nudging its way into your day, try this:
1) Recognize it. The first step toward neutralizing hazardous negative thinking is to recognize it.
2) Label it. Identify why the lousy thought is coming into your mind and slap a label on it. When you know what to call it, you’ll know what to do next.
3) Prescribe an antidote that will make the underlying cause go away and wash away the negative.
It can be easy to get caught up negative and find yourself overwhelmed. Taking a few minutes to follow these steps will make room for more positive in your life.
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