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Job Layoffs and their Hidden Benefits

Being in between jobs doesn’t have to be experienced like the kiss of death. I know that it is natural to feel very vulnerable, yet that is what being in transition is all about. It’s the very point that you are temporarily unattached to a job that provides you with a rare freedom to ask yourself what you really want from your next adventure.

Key questions to ask yourself in between jobs:

1. How soon do I really have to land a job?

Can you afford some time to step back and evaluate what you really want from your career while you have the freedom and time to prepare yourself for it? Sure, it’s no fun watching your life savings take a downward climb, but is your time here really about the money?

Are you at a point in your life where you can afford to spend some time being selective about your next step or preparing yourself for a new path? Think of your career choices now as investments in your quality of life.

2: Would the jobs you are now searching for be top choices if you were just starting out?

You spend a majority of your waking hours at your job. Consider it like you would a romantic relationship. Are you willing to settle for second best just to be committed?

3: Is it possible to support yourself financially doing what you love?

Make a list of all the different ways you can generate income by doing what you love. Your financial support does not have to come from one income stream. Maybe one single role can’t generate enough money, but adding other roles that express your passions might make the necessary difference.

4. Are credentials getting in your way of going for jobs you really want?

Ask yourself if you are truly lacking what is necessary, or if credentials are a convenient excuse to protect you from risk or rejection. Research the kinds of credentials that others doing similar work have. If you don’t have what it takes, identify sources that can provide the appropriate credentials. Don’t make assumptions without checking the facts about the true requirements to do the work.

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3 Steps To Considering Purpose A Part Of Life

If you recognize that purpose is a part of life that requires that you believe that there is more going on than what you can see on the surface, then what steps do you take to begin to discover your purpose in life? The following steps give you a sound basis to begin your search.

3 Steps To Consider Purpose As A Part Of Life

1. Energy: Think of purpose as an energy that runs through everything in life–including you. Consider the concept of “gravity.” You can’t see it, yet it exists in all geographic areas at all times

2. Random: Remove the idea that your life is a random series of events. Things are connected

3. Reason: Accept the idea that there is a purposeful reason behind everything in life.

Discovering Your Passions: The Secret Of “Purpose” And The Role It Plays In Your Life

What is purpose and what is it’s role in a person’s life? Purpose is that “unique” something that each person has to offer,that will help benefit other people, during their lifetime. Our passionate interests are closely connected to our purpose. Unfortunately many people settle working in a career or living a life that is less than fulfilling or outright distasteful.

What is missing? Often the answer is the feeling that your life has no meaning or significance because you are not “giving back” and you are not feeling the excitement of passionate interest.

Mindset of Purpose: Understanding The Shift

*In order to live fully in your purpose, you must learn to perceive yourself and your significance in this world from a mindset of purpose. Are you utilizing your “gifts”? Are you helping people with your gifts? Do you feel that you make a difference in people’s lives through your passionate interests?

*The Shift requires you to change your perspective to a deeper level. Simply put recognizing purpose is a part of life that requires you to believe that there is more going on than what you can see on the surface

*Few people understand that the work that you love is the work you are really here, in this life on this planet, to do.

Manage The Power of Your Mind: Learn How To Manage Your Words

In becoming aware of the power of your mind we often believe our thoughts are the most powerful tools available to us. The area we often ignore are the words we choose in expressing ourselves to others as well as to the universe. If you begin to consider the following tip, it will help you manage the power of your mind in creating the reality that you desire.

Word Tip: Consider your words “audio” versions of your thoughts, give your words the same power as you do your thoughts, and consequently say what you really mean because the power of your words matches the power of your thoughts. Remember to utilize words for the reality you wish to create not to complain or identify dissatisfying aspects of your reality

3 Steps To Managing Your Words

1. Awareness: remember that your words can either nurture or stunt the development of your vision-reality. Manage them accordingly

2. Commitment: make the commitment to honor what it is you wish to create by choosing supportive and positive words

3. Follow Through: attempt to “think before you speak”; this is a great policy that will help to make sure your words are in alignment with what you wish to create. You will not be able to do this all of the time but try, before verbally communicating, to measure the power of your words

The Power of Your Mind: Supporting Your Reality One Thought At A Time

If you want to take control of your life, create your desired outcomes, and consciously be aware of the power you possess, then you must understand the power of your mind. According to a Quantum Physics theory, Albert Einstein and David Bohm, your mind is always influencing what you create in your outer (physical) world whether you are aware of it or not. Consequently we now understand that:

Everything that is created begins as an idea in your mind

The 4 Facts About The Power Of Your Mind

1. Energy: Everything that exists is made up of energy, including your thoughts, your words and your emotions

2. Interconnection: Scientists have described the universe as a single life form of interconnected energy that is in a continuous state of unfolding or change

3. Influential Thoughts: The energy of your thoughts, words, and emotions influences what unfolds

4. Transmission: The energy you transmit through your mind influences creation and change at every moment

Bohm’s View: A New Reality Is Born

“What I mean by “thought” is the whole thing – thought, felt, the body, the whole society sharing thoughts – it’s all one process. It is essential for me not to break that up, because it’s all one process; somebody else’s thoughts becomes my thoughts, and vice versa. Therefore it would be wrong and misleading to break it up into my thoughts, your thoughts, my feelings, these feelings, those feelings…”

The 7 Habits Of A Conscious Creator: Think Your Way To A “New” You

What is a conscious creator? It is someone who is consistently aware of their power to create the life experiences they desire. It is someone who then utilizes this power to create their desired outcomes. If you believe that you are what “you eat” then it is even more important to remember that you become what you think.

If you don’t feel your life is what it should be, then consider changing your thoughts.

The 7 Habits Of A Conscious Creator

1. Consistent Awareness: Begin your day reminding yourself that you are a creator; help solidify your belief and awareness of your goals

2. Affirmations: Start your day with affirmations that support your major goals

3. Concentrated Focus: On a daily basis, identify steps you can take that create what you want

4. Visualization: Like world class athletes before a performance, visualize your day and how you want it to happen

5. Plan of Action: Take action by performing the necessary steps to support your visualization

6. Observe and Measure: Notice the successes that come from your conscious creating and measure what tools you utilized to make it happen for you

7. Acknowledge: Accept and understand your successes as confirmation that this practice is working for you

Claim Your New Life: The Mental Shift Required To Achieve Your Desired Results

“Today is the first day of the rest of your life”: an American proverb or saying which we have all heard at sometime in our lives. Think of today as being the first day in the life that you wish to build.

The Mental Shift

In order to claim your new life, you must go through a “mental shift” the process of letting go of the role that you played in your “former” life to accept and trust your new role.

Key: You must think of yourself as a work-in-progress in your new role. The new role for your new life could be a new career, new love, new attitudes, new fitness, new inspirations, or new aspirations

Three Reasons To Claim Your New Life

1. Confidence: You are the catalyst as you initiate the transition. Shifting from a mindset of “I want this to happen” to “I am in the process of building it” recognizes your new life as unfolding in front of you right now and not some future occurrence.

2. Responsibility: You take control of your life. Once you have claimed your new life, you will see that the only thing standing in your way of building it is you.

3. Opportunities: You will be fully open to opportunities that present themselves

Your “mental claim” on your new life is the step that will ground your commitment and ignite the energy in you to perform the external work necessary for your new life.