How can we create a powerful, positive self-image?

“Two powerful tools are available for our use in building our own self-image.  First, we can create the vision of the person we wish to be.  Our minds are goal-striving mechanisms that produce the motive to act in effective ways to achieve a desired outcome when a stated stimulus is truly internalized through consistency and repetition.  Unless we discipline ourselves to a regimen of visualization, we cannot expect to achieve the desired result.

“The second tool is the positive use of the thoughts and words we say to and about ourselves.  Called affirmations, constantly held thoughts of positive expectation, stated in the present tense, will affect change in our belief about who we are and what we want to become. “Thoughts held in mind, reproduce after their kind.”  The more we affirm the truth of our being, the more our consciousness will change from negative to positive with the result that we will become the person we desire to be.”

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.

Management vs. Leadership

Management may be defined as the achievement of goals through people, yet leadership may be defined the same way.  What’s the difference?  The difference is that leadership produces happy, engaged and motivated people who become personally committed to the success of all.

Traditional managers are only concerned about the outcome, whereas true leaders are concerned about the nature of the journey as well as the outcome.  Those who work for managers, do what they must do, while those who work for leaders do what they want to do.  The difference is like night and day.

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.

The pleasure of being a thoughtful person

Thoughtfulness can be defined as being concerned with the needs of others and is closely related to compassion. True leaders must always be thoughtful because of their constant concern for the well-being of those they lead.  Such people, by their very nature, place the interests and related considerations of others before their own.

The pleasure associated with thoughtfulness is derived from the sense of personal satisfaction that comes from knowing that one’s own acts and actions are making life better for other people.  Servant leaders bask in the reflected glory of the success of those for whom they are responsible, for it gives them great joy.

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.

Compassion

This term may be defined in many ways; however, caring for others may serve well-enough.  The propensity to seek avenues of service and support characterize those whose lives are formed with light that magnifies and attracts those in need.

Many people have the capacity to be compassionate yet are unable to demonstrate it with those in need.  An analogy is the false belief that it’s unmanly to cry, which is totally untrue.  The truth is that crying, for joy or for sorrow, allows one to express emotional reactions without verbalizing the circumstance.

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 and Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life, by Norman York.