I spent a lifetime going against my nature.
I’ve also been the quiet yet strongly independent type.
I knew my true nature but spent a lot of time wondering what was “wrong” with me. I wanted to live my life my way and think the way I wanted to think, but I also wanted people to like me. I wouldn’t admit that I needed acknowledgment or support though.
Do you see the disconnect?
I wasn’t living in my true nature. I was forcing myself to be what I was not because I thought I needed the security of acceptance.
I forced myself in relationships, friendships [...]
In his book “The Tipping Point”, Malcolm Gladwell states that we make snap judgments all the time and generally are right on with our first instinct, which we then ignore. These judgments come from our mind, but our instinct is working from our body’s reaction to a certain situation, person, or environment. Most of the time we are not conscious of the fact that it is happening at all. If you can learn to tap into the instinct part that is making a decision for you, this is the first key to success in your career or business. To [...]
In the last month I have been focusing on the advice we get from others and how when you listen to good advice it can have great effects on your career. Then books I have wanted to read about intuition finally made their way into my hands and it became clear to me that so many people don’t take the advice they are given from the most important people in their lives: themselves. In our society, intuition can be perceived as bordering on odd because images of fortune tellers appear when most people hear this word. In its purest [...]
Have you ever noticed that some of your best ideas are not being well received? They look great on paper, but somehow you are having a hard time getting your boss or co-workers to support your endeavors. You may find yourself in a position at work where it seems like the tasks you need to be completed by others are at the bottom of their to-do list. Does this mean you’ve become some kind of social piranha at the workplace? Absolutely not. It means you have to look at that old catch phrase; “It’s not what you say but [...]