New Beginnings

 

As we anticipate the new year, many of us are suffering from devastating experiences that may have created significant physical, financial and/or related challenges.  Given natural disasters, thousands have lost everything they possess, except their lives, and have no place to go nor no one to go to.

 

In such circumstances, it’s easy to focus on the nature of the condition and to feel a variety of negative emotions all associated with the experiences and with their unfortunate consequences.  However, we have the choice to believe that within the situation, no matter how bad, lies the seed of a blessing and if we are willing to focus on the blessing, it will appear in time. “Faith is the victory that overcomes the world.”

Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York.  Now in production, Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life, by Norman

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Tis the Season

 

Are you jolly this holiday season? Or are you like so many who are mired down in memories or resentments of times past, and who may also be miserable and/or resentful of those who are jolly and who are enjoying this special time of year? A friend spent several years believing he could never enjoy Christmas again after his father died.

 

What a shame.  No deceased loved one or yuletide experience should ever be allowed to diminish your joy at a time specifically dedicated to celebrating peace or earth and good will toward all.  It is, after all, part of your heritage.

 

Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York.  Now in production, Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life, by Norman York.

 

Happy people are productive people

 

Is it surprising to learn that people work better when they are happy and feel good about themselves and others?  Is it any wonder that people are more productive when they are happy and feel respected by their employers, who they believe seek to provide the best and safest workplaces possible?  Is it logical to expect that the increased productivity of happy people results in increased profitability or some other desired outcome?

 

If all of this is true, why then do not most employers create workplace environments that encourage their people to enjoy and appreciate their places to work and the enjoyment they share with their workmates?  If we know these ideas to be true, why don’t the captains of industry understand how beneficial simple considerations can be to increase value many times over? If you know, please tell me.

 

Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York.  Now in production, Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life, by Norman York.

 

Be Yourself

 

“People come to me with all sorts of notions, e.g., should I shave my moustache or beard?  Should I die my graying hair?  I only lacked one semester, can’t I say I have a degree?

 

 

 

The collective answer is “no.”  What’s wrong with a neat beard or moustache?  You say, “But some people don’t like beards or moustaches.”  That’s true; however, some people are going to find something about anyone that they may choose not to like, whether it’s their age, race, or maybe just the way they part their hair. 

 

 

 

The key concept is to be what you are, because if you become committed to getting in front of people and building relationships, you will find people who like you for who you are and what you have to offer, irrespective of the aspects of your being that you may have become programmed to think are negative. Remember that temptation is the willingness to believe that we are less than we are.”

 

 

 

Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York.  Now in production, Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life, by Norman York.

 

Synchronicity

 

Synchronicity is a concept, first introduced by analytical psychologist Carl Jung, which holds that events are “meaningful coincidences” if they occur with no causal relationship yet seem to be meaningfully related.  While “living under grace” connotes the attainment of goals that are seemingly impossible, synchronicity connotes the attainment of goals never expected, yet are of extraordinary value.

 

We experience this phenomenon when we are in a state of spiritual consciousness, for as Jung said, “Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”  Our inner nature is the source of the creativity that gives life the meaning we desire.

         Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York.  Now in production, Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life, by Norman York