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The Voice in the Head

Laura Novakowski  -  May 09, 2012  -  , , , , , , , ,  -  No Comments

I’ve come to realize over the course of time, that the greatest noise in my head,  the voice that hammers at me day-in-and-day-out, is me. This is that little voice that becomes so loud that it can and does make or break a person, a family, a career, a community, or a world’s spirit.

Here’s some messages that can play over and over in my head

  • I’m not good enough.
  • I’m not smart enough.
  • I’m not rich enough.
  • I’m not deserving of a promotion or a healthy relationship. 

Now it’s your turn.

I’m not…

I’ve come to realize over the course of time, that the greatest noise in my head,  the voice that hammers at me day-in-and-day-out, is me. This is that little voice that becomes so loud that it can and does make or break a person, a family, a career, a community, or a world’s spirit.

How can we change the recording in our head so that we can appreciate our ability to thrive and grow, learn and lead personally and professionally? How can we change our heads so that we allow our hearts, our passion to believe the following…

  • I am interesting!
  • I am making a contribution!
  • I am  terrific!
  • I am a great writer!

Now it’s your turn.

I am…

There are actually many techniques and tools to help us take better care of heads so that our hearts, our soul, our passion and our purpose are achieved. Fortunately, for me, I tend to by nature be a person that sees the cup more than half full and often overflowing, but even I need help sometimes.

How can we change our words and pictures to help us become a person and leader that we have great love and appreciation for?  We can start in the children’s section of the bookstore or library and read The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper.

 The Little Engine that Could is one of my favorite children’s books and the reason is this little phrase that plays over and over again,

 “I think I can!”

“I think I can!”

“I think I can!”

If we chug along with that thought in our heads, it becomes surprising how we view ourselves very differently and are able to achieve extraordinary results.  Let’s put it to use right now…

Do you want a successful business? Think I can!”

Do you want a new job? Think I can!”

Do you want a new relationship? Think I can!”

Do you want to write a book? Think I can!”

 Do you want to be courageous, successful, happy, at peace? Think I can!”

Now, let’s move into the psychology section.  Denis Waitley wrote a book and created an audio book entitled, Psychology of Winning.  Dr. Waitley details theTen Steps for Winning often put into practice by Olympic athletes and top executives alike.  One of thetop steps is positive self expectancy.” This one in particular certainly can help us to improve that voice in our head and position ourselves for a more effective, productive, happy and healthy life.  We must use our self talk  to create our own “little engine that could,”  in order for us to create positive self expectancy and ultimate success.

Reframing our thoughts and our words into strong, positive, affirming statements is the key. Index cards are a fabulous pocket-sized tool for everyone. The one side is lined for words. The opposite side is blank and a great place to draw a visual or take a picture and tape it on the card. The little index card is the perfect vehicle to pen strong, positive affirmations to set your thinking straight and create strong visuals to help you wrap your heart around feeling successful. 

The problem with most of us is that we seldom shake ourselves and wake ourselves to the noise that goes on in our heads. Unfortunately, the yammering today is destructive and limiting. We find ourselves becoming less and less. Our dreams fade. Our lives fade.

When with a little conscious effort and positive self expectancy – our dreams grow and our lives flourish, because then new voice says over and over again

“I think I can!”

The Power of Intuition

Laura Novakowski  -  May 02, 2012  -  , , , , , , ,  -  No Comments

Have phrases such as “Trust your instincts,” “Go with your gut,” or Listen to your intuition” ever popped up in your mind?

In today’s environment high stakes, decisions arise every day.  Executives, professionals, team leaders and people of all walks of life are faced with the a variety of decisions.  We must battle shifting goals, missing information, nonstop confusion, and do-or-die deadlines. We must constantly make choices that can and will impact our future every day.  How we transform ourselves into becoming faster, better decision makers is the hallmark of a great leader.

In 1998, Gary Klein, an expert in cognitive psychology, conducted extensive research on the topic of intuition and published the book entitled Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions. In his ground breaking work on intuition he delved into how how people perceive and observe, think and reason, act and react.  In understanding  human behavior, Klein worked extensively to determine what it took to make good decisions.  The single most significant finding was in the power of using  intuition. In fact he staked his career on this concept  “the hunch that people have grossly underestimated the power of gut instinct.”

His work included extensive research regarding people and how “because they are active interpreters of their world, their experience cannot be deconstructed into the kinds of rules that will fit into expert systems.”  He explored how using rational deductive reasoning works in neutral, non stressful situations, but as the stakes and stress increase, our decision making ability changes drastically.

The decision makers that makes better choices consistently are the persons who “internalized” themselves into the situation.  Even if the decision seemed irrational, they more than thought about the decision the more they could feel  the rightness or the wrongness of the decision.

How we handle decision making therefore can be greatly enhanced by developing our  awareness.  It takes more than just what we think in a given situation, but also how we process our feelings in our life experiences.  Take me for example, I have a track record of being able to instinctively know when it is time to make a change.  What literally pops up for me when a situation doesn’t feel right is that I am a “round peg in a square whole.”  I feel tight, constrained and very uncomfortable when I am in a situation that I absolutely know is not the right.  As soon as this happens, my intuition takes off like a rocket and I know that I must change course immediately or move on.

Trusting intuition pays off every time! I’d learn to hear from you if you have any tips on how your intuition has paid off for you.

Some Positive Tips from Top Coaches

Laura Novakowski  -  Apr 21, 2012  -  , , , , , , , , , ,  -  No Comments

“Courage is the discovery that you many not win,  and trying when you know you can lose.”  ~ Tom Krause

“The difference between the possible and the impossible lies in a person’s determination.” ~ Tommy Lasorda

“Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” ~ Vince Lombardi

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” ~John Wooden

“A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.” Pat Riley

“Some people think they are concentrating when they’re merely worrying.” ~ Bobby Jones

 

 

Focus on What You Can Control

Laura Novakowski  -  Apr 11, 2012  -  , , , , , , , , , ,  -  No Comments

Over the years, I have asked people what they believe have affected their ability to attain personal and/or professional success.  The answers range from “Day Light savings time”, “My boss doesn’t like me,” or “I wasn’t born rich,” to “I didn’t ask the right questions,” “I didn’t listen,” I failed to ask for what I really wanted.” 

When I asked myself, I started to realize that my answers would have been similar causing me to lose focus and to scatter all my time, talent and energy all over the map. Fortunately, I have some great colleague and mentors that connected me with a great concept that I would like to share with you.  The concept is called the Sphere of Control/Sphere of Influence and has proven to be invaluable to me to focus and achieve amazing results.

This idea was adapted from a very dear colleague George Richardson, President of the Profectus Service Organization. He and others that have mentored me over the years helped me to adopt and adapt this concept quickly and easily and really focus.

Starting inside, your Sphere of Control causes you to focus on, concentrate on and spend your energy on what you can control, what you can do something about.”  In this sphere, you identify your own purpose and dreams. Not someone else’s.  Next you make decisions, set goals, take action and focus on your own performance and behaviors to get you closer to being on purpose and achieving your dreams. When I decided to intentionally focus on what I could and would control my entire life shifted.  Relationships improved, projects came together, business started flowing and I really love my life and my profession.

Next, in your Sphere of Influence, you now have more opportunities to be an example of extraordinary leadership. A simple, one word definition of leadership is influence. In the influence realm, you serve as an example, showing attributes such as support, cooperation, collaboration and persuasion.  Because you have focused on what is within your own control, your own attitude and behaviors, the rest takes care of itself. I cannot make it stop raining, nor can I make someone like me. When my focus immediately shifts back to I can control my response to the weather and to some else’s response and reaction to me, life gets a whole lot easier.

The last arena in this concept is the Outside of Your Sphere of Control or Influence. The only focus or attention you give this area is to DROP IT!  You can’t control or influence it anyway so why waste your energy?

A very simple approach – Focus on What You Can Control!

March 2012 Newsletter

Laura Novakowski  -  Mar 28, 2012  -  , , , , , , , ,  -  No Comments

The Key to Leadership Success – Develop Through Practice

Laura R. Novakowski, MBA, RN
President, Positive Power Strategies, Inc.
laura@positivepowerinc.com

“Practice makes perfect.”

How does one become successful in leadership? In the same way any high performing athlete or musician, they practice!

Over the course of the years, I have met with many wonderful, successful people. In reviewing their track records, it has become apparent to me that although their methods for practicing their craft as leaders were different, in each and every instance they practiced.

Here are best practice tips leaders to be use to be successful:

  1. Generate a clear vision of the leader you want to be. Reflect on those leaders in your life that stand out. Describe and define those attributes that made or make them successful in your mind. Then, decide what you need to do to get that level of leadership that you desire.
  2. Write down your plan and goals. Perhaps I am stating the obvious, but experience bears out that when a plan is set in writing with clearly defined goals we are much more likely to stay focused. Writing down the plan and goals for many successful leaders is an active action step towards achieving their objectives. Helps to maintain focus.
  3. Embrace your strengths. All too often we launch into looking at all of those problems, issues, and weaknesses that will prevent us from being successful. When asked about themselves, studies show that most people will tell you what they are NOT good at. Subsequently, they don’t focus on what they ARE good at. When we focus on using our strengths in helping to practice our craft, our new role, our new responsibility, we are much more likely to accomplish what we set out to do. Keep in mind, leaders are picked for their strengths. Leaders stay in powerful roles because they take those strengths to the next level.
  4. Treat your weaknesses as opportunities to grow. Seems like a simple concept, yet time and time again. We often allow our weaknesses, consciously or subconsciously to hold us back. Rather than treating the weakness as a limiting factor, consider making a small mental shift to make adjustments in those actions and behaviors that quite honestly need to be refined.
  5. Be accountable and measure progress. Successful leaders end the day, the week, the month, the year, by measuring progress. They hold themselves accountable for all results. The positive and the negative. Consistent monitoring helps to capture even the smallest progress. This often serves as a motivator when the real target seems to be in the distant future. On the hand, sometimes the objective isn’t the right one. With constant accountability and matrices, timely and often cost saving measures can be taken.

Although, practice may never make perfect, it most definitely will help. Consider practicing those skills that lead to success.


Practice the Two Headed Dragon

Leanne Hoagland-Smith, Chief Results Officer,
ADVANCED SYSTEMS
leanne@processspecialist.com

The word practice means to become proficient so that one’s actions are almost a conditioned response, a habit. And even though being proficient is a good thing, having habits may restrict individual potential to go beyond what is the norm.

When looking at the human body, much of the behavior is automatic pilot through sub conscious habits that evolved from practice. The human brain is a crafty little guy or gal wanting to conserve as much energy for those still hot wired primitive flight or fight responses. Practice and habits support conserving energy as demonstrated through simple routines.

Most individuals have established morning routines that vary little over time. Make the coffee, read the newspaper, get ready, unplug the coffee pot and lock the door. Then one little change in that routine may have the person asking himself or herself, “Did I lock the door when I left this morning?”

Being proficient through practice is critical especially when it comes to maximizing time. The more one can streamline activities and improve performance allows more to be done in the same time period with greater quality. Fewer mistakes are made thus avoiding costly “redos.”

On the flip side or the other dragon’s head, this automatic pilot behavior interferes with critical thinking because the conditioned response in many cases is to think and do like one has always thought and done. What may result are people always seeing the same landscape with the same eyes or lenses. Stagnant to reactive thinking in many cases is more reflective of practiced habits of thought than lacking the skills to think proactively.

For years, one of the accepted adages was “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” This belief is rooted in practice and habit. Additionally, this adage restrained individuals from breaking their current habit of thinking to thinking using unpracticed thoughts.

Practice indeed is the two headed dragon. By being self aware through reflection one can keep both dragons at bay and continue to become the better leader where practice spawns creativity, innovation and critical thinking.


Power Choices

Judy Rienzi, President
Health Promotions Associates

In every moment of our daily existence, we make an endless amount of choices both consciously and unconsciously. Everything that happens to us is a result of the choices we make even though we may think they are not a choice. How we react to stress, to what people say to us, to our job, are all a matter of choice.

In the book “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” Deepak Chopra points out that “Our reactions seem to be automatically triggered by people and circumstances, and we forget that these are still choices that we are making in every moment of our existence.” He asks us to step back and empower ourselves by witnessing the choices we make so that we take the process of choice from the unconscious and bring it to consciousness.

You can practice this process by asking yourself two questions.

  1. What are the consequences of this choice that I am making?
  2. Will this choice that I am making now bring happiness to me and to those around me?

Naturally, if you answer yes to these questions you will go ahead with the choice you are making. Another way of determining if the choice is correct is to listen to your body. Do you remember a time when you were talking yourself into something because it sounded like a great idea but your body was responding negatively? In other words, you felt discomfort within yourself. Your body was sending you a message that this is not a good idea.

Deepak goes on to explain there is only one right choice in that moment that will create happiness for you. Making that choice results in a form of behavior called “spontaneous right action”; the right choice at the right moment. Practicing the process of conscious choice with the two questions above, and listening to your body’s intuition can help you make choices that nourish you and everyone who is influenced by that choice.


Why Practice Paying Attention?

by Laura Canter – Psychologist,
CanterAssociates

Today I was thinking of a famous line from one of George Carlin’s acts: “I’ve been uplinked and downloaded. I’ve been inputted and outsourced. I know the upside of downsizing; I know the downside of upgrading. I’m a high-tech lowlife. A cutting-edge, state-of-the-art, bicoastal mutlitasker, and I can give you a gigabyte in a nanosecond.

This led me to think: how good are you at multi-tasking? In this day and age, we multi-task everything: family & work. Funny enough, despite having the wonderful technology to help us ‘save time’ – we are busier now than we have ever been in the past. But, here comes the problem, even though we are capable of doing many tasks at one time, we fail to excel at all of the tasks. We have a limited capacity to access all of our available resources to make sure we are excelling or just completing a task for success.

This semester I’ve been teaching a Motor Control course in the department of Kinesiology at a local university. One of the lessons we’ve learned this year is preparation for and performance of specific skills and tasks are influenced by our limited capacity to select and attend to information. The theories of Motor Control are true, not just for high performing athletes, but also high performing leaders in the workplace. Are we actively engaged with and actively listening to what is going on in the moment? Or are we thinking of our own to-do list or our own agenda?

Nobel laureate & Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, Daniel Kahneman, proposed Attention Theory in 1973. It states, “the amount of available attention we can have varies depending on certain conditions related to the individual, the tasks being performed and the situation.” Now, consider for a moment the Action Effect Hypothesis. This hypothesis proposes that actions are best planned and controlled by their intended efforts.

What does this mean? Well, learning and performing of skills are optimized when our attention is directed to the intended outcome of the action, rather than on the movements themselves.

Famous ballerina Suzanne Farrell emphasizes that dancers need to concentrate on the effect they want to create with their movements rather than on the movements themselves. This will make them successful ballerinas and have amazing flawless performances.

So, if a leader in the workplace wants to improve their performance, they need to consider the intended outcome first, then, their actions are best planned and controlled by their intended efforts. When it comes to having successful performance outcomes, practice does make perfect.

Once we have learned and committed a skill to memory, we have a sense of automaticity – the ability to implement knowledge and procedures with little or no demand on attention capacity. Determine what kind of leader you wish to be; practice, and eventually it will be second nature to your overall performance.

One Brick at a Time

Laura Novakowski  -  Mar 14, 2012  -  , , , , , , , , , , ,  -  No Comments

I don‘t know what my calling is,
but I want to be here for a bigger reason.
I strive to be like the greatest people who have ever lived.
Will Smith.


We are surrounded by limiting factors. Not enough money, costs are on the rise – health costs, fuel costs, life and work costs. It may almost seem better to cut back and limit. I would like to suggest that we change that mental paradigm and see each challenge, whether real or imagined, as an opportunity to find our own greatness
.

One of my favorite videos on You Tube is Will Smith’s Wisdom – this is a much watched video -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSK_Likqv24 . One story that Will shares is a story about his father and building a wall. Smith’s father instructs Will and his younger brother to build a wall. At first this seems like a daunting task, and then these two children – Will was 12 and his brother younger laid one brick at a time and in 18 months built a wall.

What a gift, Mr. Smith gave to his young sons. This wall stands today because two mere children were given a job and decided to lay one brick at a time. It didn’t occur to them that the wall couldn’t be built and so they built it.

Now, it only takes one kind word or expression of gratitude to change a relationship for the better. It only takes one dollar at a time to create an investment program. It only one word at a time to write a book. It one brush stroke at a time to paint a masterpiece.

If two small children can build a brick wall in eighteen months,than I certainly can improve my work, my life, my community “one brick at a time.” How about you?

To Succeed in Business – Raise Your Awareness

Laura Novakowski  -  Mar 07, 2012  -  , , , , , , , , , , , ,  -  No Comments

One of the biggest attractors or detractors for success in business and  is our level of awareness.  To offer some insight into how to create a backdrop for increasing our awareness, I would like to share some insights from one of the most renowned humanistic psychologists of all times, Dr. Abraham Maslow.  As a humanist psychologist , he believed that a person who heightens their awareness  become “fully functioning,” “healthy,” and  “self-actualizing.” These three attributes are essential to success in life and business.

Here are  10 points that Dr. Maslow believed optimized these attributes:

  1. Be authentic. Be genuine and transparent  in communication and behaviors in a way that people fully understand.  Saying one thing and doing another, leads to confusion and chaos.
  2. Transcend cultural conditioning. Become world citizens.  Move outside of your comfort zone. Appreciate and learn from all cultures, rather than being trapped by one.
  3. Discover your calling, fate or destiny. Assess your talents, your passions and your interests. Take assessments that increase your understanding of your behaviors (DISC), , motivators (Values Index) and patterns of thinking (Attribute Index). Diagnostics can and will help to discover what is important and appropriate to pursue in life and business.
  4. Know that life is precious, that there is joy to be experienced in life.   People want and need to be happy and full of hope.  Even in tough situations, finding the pleasure and promise of growth and contribution often makes the job much more pleasurable and rewarding.
  5. Accept others as they are and help them to learn their inner nature. From real knowledge of aptitudes and limitations you can know what to build upon; what potentials are really available for you. The same with people. Not all partners,  employees, clients work out.  Accept them where they are. Offer guidance if asked or required. Provide assistance to exit a situation that doesn’t fit style, capabilities or interests.
  6. See that basic needs are satisfied. This includes safety, sense of belonging and esteem needs. When we are aware that we have basic needs, we can appreciate that one hundred percent of the population has the same basic needs. When these needs are met obstacles become opportunities and conflict becomes collaboration.
  7. Refresh consciousness.   Appreciate that every situation has some good, some bad and even some ugly going on.  Reviewing conversations and critiquing business processes helps raise awareness of important issues, challenges and opportunities.
  8. Controls are good. It takes control to improve the quality and balance of and in business and life. Setting benchmarks and matrix help to give focus and direction.
  9. Transcend the trifling problems and grapple with the serious problems in life. These include the problems of injustice, pain, suffering, and death. I once knew a nurse turned interior designer who often said to her clients,Let’s keep this decision in perspective.  Hanging curtains in not life or death. Deciding when to pull the plug,  now, that’s life or death.
  10. Be good choosers. You must practice to learn to make more powerful and positive choices. The key word here is practice. Test your choices. Run your decisions by valued and trusted mentors, colleagues or friends .  Generate congratulations and rewards for success. Evaluate the losses, make changes and move on.

Ten great ways to raise your awareness  from Dr. Maslow to help lead your business and life to success.

Source:  Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs from Psychology – The Search for Understanding by Janet A. Simons, Donald B. Irwin and Beverly A. Drinnien

Build a Culture for Success

Laura Novakowski  -  Feb 29, 2012  -  , , , , , , , , ,  -  No Comments

One of the most common complaints that I hear from business leaders is about the attitudes of their employees. Backstabbing, backbiting and backbreaking behaviors are tearing companies apart. As a result, business and service suffer.

Interestingly enough, when asked how these same leaders deal with such attitudes, the answers become punish them, avoid them or seek to understand and work with them. I would love to say that understanding and working with them is the most common choice, however experience tells me otherwise.

 

Although in the minority, successful leaders  do find ways to  build a culture for success.

Here are five tips  that successful leaders use to build a culture for success:

  1. Lead rather than manage people. To paraphrase Peter Drucker, “we manage things and lead people.” People are not objects. Trying to move people around like pieces on a chess board will only lead to frustration and disappointment.  Leadership is about expanding positive actions and change. Not controlling or limiting.
  2. Capitalize on talents. People are hired for their ability to do the job.  At least, one who hope that we are not hiring a warm body out of desperation.  Given guidance and direction, complainers become communicators, hiders become researchers and reviewers, saboteurs become innovators.
  3. Provide a focus.  Share and discuss the basic fundamentals of the business: the vision, mission and values. This does not mean emails or memo’s as a reminder. This means investing time to meet face-to-face, to ensure that people can internalize, interpret and digest the fundamentals of the business.
  4. Demand accountability.  Serving as framework,  job descriptions are used to build individual accountability.  First, successful leaders share the business objectives to assist employees to establish goals and action plans. Secondly, timely feedback helps to determine if the employee is on track.  This is not an annual event, but rather, an ongoing commitment to rewarding success and catching problems or failures.
  5. Listen and take action.  Many companies fail because employees don’t feel involved. The industrial age is long gone. The knowledge age is passing. This is the age of applying knowledge and employee engagement.  Learn to listen for what is not said as well as what is said. Ask for what might be left on said. Follow up on complaints. And, take action on suggestions.

A true  story about listening and taking action:

A consultant once solved a problem by leaving a board room and venturing into the basement. Absenteeism was up, productivity down, customer complaints were up and profitability was off by millions of dollars.

He sought out and interviewed some  maintenance staff and learned that air quality in the building was being affected by a faulty piece of equipment.    

“How long has this been going on?” the consultant asked.

The response, “More then a year.”

Whom did you talk with?”  he asked.

Everyone.

Lastly, he asked, “How much to fix?”

The reply, “Forty thousand dollars.” 

The consultant returned to the board room and shared the information.  The president was astonishedHe immediately completed a repair request.

The consultant followed up a few months later to follow up.   Absenteeism was down, productivity was up and profitability was ahead of schedule. The president rather sheepishly thanked the consultant for his assistance.  He also admitted that he now knew that value of listening to little complaints. He realized that often they were symptoms of an easy fix, rather than letting it lead to a costly impacts on the business.

In summary, lead people, rather than manage, capitalize on talent, provide a focus, demand accountability, listen and take action can and often will lead you to building a culture for success.

 

 

 

Trust Your Intuition

Laura Novakowski  -  Feb 22, 2012  -  , , , , , , , , , ,  -  Comments Off on Trust Your Intuition

Intuition is powerful. We all have it. The problem is we often overlook it, second guess it, or just plain  ignore it.  Only to discover, that if we would have listened to that voice in the head, heart and gut that nudged, then shoved  and even shouted, that the voice was oh so right.

The word intuition comes from the Latin intueri, meaning to consider, “to look on. Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary sums up intuition asthe immediate knowing or learning of something without the conscious use of reasoning; instantaneous apperception.”  This intuitive “look on” implies something deeper than simple perception. It is the ability of “apperception“ ; “to take hold of” knowledge in one glance.

Simply, intuition is direct knowledge.

I am not saying that facts are not important. Facts are, often times, essential in moving forward in making critical decisions.  However, intuition helps set the vision, expand the strategy and lead to extraordinary success.

I recently watch the movie, Captain America, the First Avenger, on DVD.  Dr. Abraham Erskine, a scientist who comes to America during the World War II era to help overcome the Germans. He needs to find the ideal candidate for a very special scientific experiment. In this experiment, he will create a super hero that will help win the war.  He finds in Steve Rodgers, a 90 pound weakling.

All the facts showed, that Steve was the smallest, lacked endurance, and stamina. Intuition showed, Rodgers possessed traits of honor, heart, willingness to take a beating and never, ever quit.  The obvious facts showed stronger, brawnier men. The knowing showed heart, integrity and courage.

Dr. Erskine just KNEW that Rodgers had what it would take to become the perfect candidate.  If you can’t watch the movie, watch the clip:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0458339/. Facts don’t show what intuition leads you to know.

In my experience, often times the facts would have closed many a business. The intuition kept it and keeps it going. It’s great to have facts, as I mentioned earlier, facts are always important. However, intuition, your knowing, will help you to overcome tremendous obstacles, find amazing new opportunities and will lead you to fabulous results. Learn to trust your intuition!

 

Unlock Unlimited Potential

Laura Novakowski  -  Feb 15, 2012  -  , , , , , , , , , , ,  -  Comments Off on Unlock Unlimited Potential

Getting caught up in what everyone else is thinking and doing is a death wish for unlocking unlimited potential.

This powerful thought is attributed to Socrates, “Let him that would move the world, first move himself.” 

How do we move ourselves with time is racing by and we feel short on options?

Stop the clock and focus on what is important to you. Pull back from all the demands of business and life. Step back from all those naysayers that have caused you to doubt your vision and your passion.

Dig into the depths of your talents and strengths. Honor your commitment to your dreams. Consider what moved you in the past and what is stalling you in the present. Challenge your very core with your level of energy to see your goals to completion.

You can never move the world, if YOU are not moved to dream extraordinary dreams and are not willing to take courageous action. Dream big and be Courageous. Then and only then will you unlock unlimited potential.

 

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