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Here you will find tidbits to reflect on, and new perspectives that may resonate with you. It is a safe place to stretch and challenge your mind and heart, then view life from a new perspective. Embrace what speaks to you, and leave the rest.
“When you practice introspective awareness, regret transforms into a lesson.” Bhante Sujatha
“Power is applied knowledge.” Unknown
Grow through what you go through!” Plant Therapy
A New Perspective
In setting intentions for our growth and expansion, begin with an honest look at our thoughts, attitudes and belief system. These are the driving forces behind everything we think, do and do not do. As Henry Ford so aptly pointed out, “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.” Thus, it works like this:
- Our thoughts trigger emotions.
- Our emotions shape our attitude.
- Our attitude drives our behaviors.
- And our behaviors determine our outcomes.
To change the chain reaction of this series and produce a new/different outcome, we must begin at the root. Do this by “noticing what we are noticing.” What draws our attention? What do we place value on? What do we judge as right or wrong? Can these thoughts/judgments be expanded to include shades of gray which are not necessarily right or wrong? Do any of our beliefs need to be reexamined and/or challenged? Can we entertain a new perspective that can lead us to a different outcome?
This type of honest reflection can lead us to a new perspective that triggers a metamorphosis. Per Stuart Wilde, “A plane that changes its course by only 1 degree will arrive in a totally different destination.” Thus, from challenging our thoughts and attitudes, a new philosophy may emerge that better suits us in our life journey. Going back to our chain above,
- A new perspective will lead to new thoughts.
- These new thoughts will elicit new and different emotions.
- Fresh emotions will change our attitude,
- A changed attitude drives different behaviors.
- And different behaviors will determine new and hopefully better outcomes.
Change your thinking, change your life! Think and dream BIG!
May you experience an empowering and joyful life beginning NOW!
Thoughts to Nurture Your Soul and Support You On Your Path
When you fail at something, rather than viewing it as a “failure” with a negative label that you beat yourself up about, try thinking of it as “learning by doing”. You have now experienced a way or a thought that does not serve you or get you where you want to go. Therefore, realize that you have actually made progress and congratulate yourself!
Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.
Your values will shape and drive your destiny. Make sure your values are in alignment with your heart.
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton, PhD.
This book will definitely give you a new perspective on how very powerful our thoughts are in creating our health and well-being. Read this and become empowered to make changes you never thought you could!
Manifest from the Heart — Awaken Your Heart-Core Power by Henk J.M. Schram
This short read will give you a whole new perspective of the mind-heart connection and the power it has to enhance your wellbeing and bring you joy.
As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
This short book nicely lays out the power our thoughts play in shaping our world.
Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander, M.D.
A neurosurgeon’s journey into the afterlife. This is a true story and a must read for anyone who is curious about what happens to us after death.
Ghosts Among Us by James Van Praagh
An easy to understand and non-threatening read explaining how we transition from this world to the next, reconfirming yet again that there truly is no such thing as death, but rather our energy taking on a new form after we leave our earthly bodies.
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How To Make Your Mark In The Post-COVID Business Climate
Starting a new business is scary. But once we move past our comfort zones, success is a wide-open field that we can explore without fear. Even in the face of prior financial mishaps, our future remains planted firmly in the palms of our own hands. In today’s post, we will take a quick look at a few ways you can get yourself – and your business – ready to welcome the challenges and benefits of starting a business in a post-COVID world.
Start With A Positive Attitude
There’s no denying that the coronavirus pandemic took a toll on mental health globally. If you are still struggling to see the good in the world after all of the negatives that 2020 brought to light, plan to reframe your thought processes before your negative feelings interrupt success. Sage Life Solutions offers one-on-one coaching that can help you discover the power of positive thinking. Remember, the only thing truly holding you back now is you.
Accept Past Mistakes And Move On
The last year has been hard on everyone, and, as Retail Dive explains, there have been many businesses thrust into bankruptcy, including large companies, such as Tuesday Morning, Pier 1, and Guitar Center. If you have found yourself with less money in 2021 than you started with in 2020, understand that you are not alone. Even if your waning wealth is the product of a bad decision, remember that you cannot go back and change your actions. What you can do is accept it and look toward the future.
Set Your New Business Up For Success
Part of looking toward the future is taking the time to get your business ready for whatever it may hold. As a COVID-preneur, you’ll want to do everything you can to protect your finances and limit your tax liability moving forward. One suggestion here is to form your business as an LLC. Keep in mind there are different rules depending on which state you live in, but you can use an online formation service to skip the attorney fees. Furthermore, you want to have a business plan in place, which you can reference and refine as you grow your company.
Remain Mindful Of Spending
You have to spend money to make money, but that doesn’t mean that you should not pay attention and spend with intention. According to American Express, tracking your business expenses is crucial. Not only do you have to have records if you’re audited, but knowing your expenses means that you can stay informed of your profitability as well as debts and liquid cash.
Know Your Audience
Getting to know your customers is another key component in your success. If your previous business failed because you did not provide what your customers really wanted, make a point this time to define your target audience before you get up and running. Bluehost explains that this involves knowing their needs, understanding how your customers will find out information about your business, and accepting that the world is mobile. Meet your customers where they are – their devices – and you’ll be that much closer to capturing their attention and their money.
Starting a new business during a pandemic, especially if you’ve had setbacks in the past, takes work. But, you are no stranger to rolling up your sleeves and diving right in. The quick tips above will help you ensure that your proverbial pool is full.
Article by Derek Goodman. For more information, Derek can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org