How do we compensate for what we lack in true self-worth?

We compensate for genuine self-worth by a corresponding amount of ego.  However, ego-centric people are inclined to want the world to be the way they want it to be, unlike how it really is.  Such a state of mind can result in bad business decisions.

We can build self-esteem by learning to see ourselves as the person we truly wish to be.  Set aside daily time to quietly visualize ourselves as being with people who will see us and appreciate us as our desired person.  By so doing, in time, we will become that person in fact as well as in mind.

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.

Advertisements

Why do your inner work first when seeking new career direction?

Motives and attitudes drive behavior.  When we seek to find work that is intrinsically beneficial for ourselves and others and when we maintain an attitude of positive expectation, we will find a source of energy and direction that may well seem incredible.  If by experiencing some challenging circumstance we come to belief that our outcomes are determined by our inner resources, never again will we fear for the future.

So much of what we experience in life is under our control; however, just saying it’s so is not enough.  We must come to believe this truth in order to benefit from its supremacy.  Achieving such a powerful belief requires practice and consistency of effort—a challenge for us al.

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.

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. 

It is well

In the words of an old song, “When peace like a river attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll.  Whatever my lot Thou has taught me to say, even so it is well with my soul.”  Finding peace in the midst of turmoil can be a challenge.  Yet it is our choice to do so.

The more we realize our power to choose our emotional responses, the more we will live our lives from a positive perspective and be a force for good to ourselves and others.  Positive energy is addictive; the more we practice it the more we want it.

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 d1 \lsdlocke

Abundance

In the words of an old song, “Got no mansion, got no yacht, but still I’m happy for what I’ve got. I’ve got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.” Such a person truly understands abundance because the world is filled with abundance in many forms and fashions.
The ability to experience abundance in the Universe is a genuine blessing, as opposed to seeing so much of life from a negative perspective. Since like attracts like, those who constantly see life’s circumstances from a negative perspective will likely encounter more than their share of unhappy outcomes.
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.

Free to be you

There is no one else in the world exactly like you. You are an entirely spiritual being going through a human experience yet, like most of us, we focus more on the human side than on the spiritual side. We worry about things we should never worry about and fear situations beyond our human control.
We should spend quality time in meditation and reflection seeking to communicate with our unconscious computer, which is a goal-striving mechanism designed to achieve from within what we desire from without. To paraphrase Carl Jung, “He who looks without dreams, he who looks within awakens.
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, Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life, by Norman York.

Do you have a ministry?

We generally associate ministry as being related to some religious organization or context. And while this is generally true, such a thought is too limiting because any leader who is seeking to motivate and empower people essentially has a ministry. This idea applies when a leader is addressing the whole person–mind, body and spirit.
The CEO of a giant corporation can have a ministry if that person focuses on the development of people as much as revenue and profitability. This is completely logical since productivity and profitability are achieved by productive and engaged people who are committed to outstanding performance.
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.