Today I talk about how your beliefs determine your behavior, and how far we’re willing to go when we believe in something. I also answer an email about someone who can’t find work and is worried about falling back into depression. [Read more…]
There are many spiritual teachers and personal growth gurus telling us to let go of our egos. However I’d like to offer an alternative: Build it up!
I don’t disagree that letting go of the ego is a fantastic state to aspire to, but I wanted to know what would happen if I nurtured my ego in a healthy way that best served me and others around me.
In this article (and podcast episode), I visit the ego and share how to build and evolve it so that it releases your fears, insecurities and anxieties.
Who knows? Maybe you just need to inflate your ego a bit to create the peace and ease you want in your life.
I had a great interview with Scott Barlow of Happen To Your Career recently. He awakened me to the concept of ‘the clues lie in your past’.
We were talking about how someone can figure out what they are great at. He is a career coach, so his advice centers around helping people discover that very thing for their career. But this concept goes beyond work, and seeps into passion.
To understand what you are really great at, dive into your past for a minute. [Read more…]
Are you stuck in peace and serenity all the time? Does your life move along smoothly, without hassle? Do you find that you are more relaxed than stressed throughout the week?
If you answered ‘no’ to any or all of those questions, then you’re probably not one of the millions of people that the American Psychological Association calls ‘the most stressed‘.
According to the APA, 18 to 33 year olds are more stressed than the rest of the US population (it was a US only study). The focus of their stress was mainly about work and money.
That really comes down to nothing but money, doesn’t it? Why are we so obsessed about making money though? Do we want a new car, more clothes, or a new house? Or, do we just want a pair of shoes, because we have none? Whatever the answer, the real reason we want more money is this:
Money equals options.
When you have more money, you have more options. When you have more options, you can meet more of your needs. And when your needs are met, you are less stressed, more relaxed, and life does move along more smoothly. [Read more…]
If you’ve read Where Is This Mysterious Thing Called Passion? Part 1, you probably left wondering exactly how you can find your passion. After all, it’s great that I was able to find mine, but big deal! You want steps that you can take to find yours.
Here’s part 2:
Having spent 2013 on the biggest IT project I’d ever tackled, installing over 3000 pieces of technology into a large hospital in Hillsboro, Oregon, it was this project that forced me to peel my psychological barriers back and bring to light my true passion.
And even though I felt this passion, I couldn’t quite verbalize what it was yet. I knew that I loved what I was doing, but I didn’t know why! I also realized that I didn’t love everything I was doing, but there were big parts of it that I did.
I love the work I do, but is this my passion?
I pondered that question for quite a few months. There was definitely something about what I was doing that I really enjoyed, but I didn’t know exactly what that was. I sat down and asked myself probably the most important question of all:
What about this work do I really enjoy? [Read more…]