I love to remind people how wise they are! For the last five years, I've done that through my program, "CRAVE Your Goals! Five Simple Steps to Reduce Stress and Be More Positive and Focused."
Last year, I introduced the follow-up program that features the other five principles from my book, Divine Wisdom at Work: 10 Universal Principles for Enlightened Entrepreneurs. It's called "DESIGN Your Ideal Life! Five Simple Steps to Live and Work with Purpose and Passion."
Through webinars and keynote talks for such organizations as Kimberly-Clark, Women in Technology International and the Project Management Institute, I share the power of making conscious choices.
Here are three DESIGN strategies that will support your success at work and in life.
1) From Seek Insights.
Jack Canfield, author of The Success Principles and co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, advises,"Whatever you read, see, listen to, talk about and experience during the last 45 minutes of the day has a huge influence on your sleep and your next day."
It's true. Your wise subconscious is most vulnerable just before you go to sleep and as you wake up. Pose questions at bedtime and see what insights await in the morning. Simple questions like, "What should my next step be?" or "What do I need to know now?" Novelist John Steinbeck called it "the committee of sleep." Put that committee to work for you!
2) From Get Real.
People choose to do business with people they know, like and trust. Although it might seem counter intuitive, admitting to mistakes builds trust and sets you apart since so many people tend to make excuses or blame others. Admitting mistakes is one simple way to increase your IQ*! (*Integrity Quotient)
3) From Nurture the Moment.
Most of us hop from one item on our "to do" list to the next, never savoring our successes. In yoga class, when we would do a particularly vigorous routine, our teacher would ask us to stand up, close our eyes, put our hands to our heart, take a deep breath and "catch the gift."
Think about how you can catch the gifts of a job well done, a genuine compliment from a colleague or at the start of a well-earned vacation. And, catch the gifts of lessons learned from mistakes--the best way to keep from repeating them.
If you'd like to learn more strategies to DESIGN the life you love, pick up a copy of my DESIGN Your Ideal Life! ebook.
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To Your Wisdom,
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