JJ's (Jan 2015) Tips in this issue:
Use the following tips as training tools.
Present this situation to your group and brainstorm solutions together, or submit your own situation question to be answered in an upcoming newsletter.
Anytime of the year is a good time for renewal, but the beginning of anything, like a new year, is the best time! How are you going to renew yourself, your family, your friends, your job, your customers?
What stood out when you read the Situation Question? Pick one and get started on renewing yourself for a better quality of life or work!
Start by taking the best of a situation and making it better, whether it's personal or professional. You are not alone, everyone has old tapes running in their heads about their past experiences, good or bad. These tapes are just past history and yet, they color how you see life happening around you.
In the last week two of my clients expressed situations from their past that are holding them back now. One person has been having anxiety attacks that are a delayed reaction from a death of someone close to her in the past. She wasn’t able to cry and express her emotions then and others told her to "buck up" at the time. To renew her health and well being, she needs to redo the tapes in her head and replace them with the healthy person she would like to be. Letting go and getting rid of the clutter isn’t easy but it is doable!
Another told me he had not been seriously involved with a woman for many years, and every time he had become close, he bailed. He said his parents bailed on each other and him. Now he’s afraid of doing the same thing so he stays single and has become overweight.
Both expressed a strong desire to renew themselves and get past this old programming! Both have or are seeing professionals to help themselves. Their awareness of how their past history is getting in the way will help them find their healthy renewal.
Other clients who are dealing with work past history getting in their way also want renewal! If you’ve ever heard anyone say, “We’ve always done it this way!” you’re hearing resistance to change and possible renewal with innovative thinking.
The old way of motivating your clients to buy from you may have worked in the past but may be outdated now. What aren’t you doing to motivate them? What do they need and want that you aren’t supplying? Why not? What else? Can you give them what they want or need? If you can, when can you start?
What do you need to make change happen in yourself and others? What’s holding you back? What excites you and makes you feel you’re making progress or becoming a change agent for others?
Look inward and see your own assets and liabilities and start eliminating the liabilities that are holding you back!
Clear the clutter (past history) to get focused and renewed today! Start a plan now for your own renewal! Get excited about the new you and override what you can’t change right away. Don’t dwell on it.
Accept those stumbling blocks as temporary and look for things you can change now! You’ll be healthier and happier if you do! They are stepping stones to get you to your goals.
Look into all possibilities and override negative feeling and situations!
What work innovations have you not implemented but could have? Why not?
Have the courage to reach out for what you want. Push fear of the unknown aside and visualize the desired outcome. That will start the renewal process as your first stepping stone.
Renewal is making a new beginning, a new you, a new message to others! Your renewal will pave the way to super possibilities!
“Success doesn’t come to you; you must go to it. The trail is well traveled. If you want to walk it, you can."
“All endings are also beginnings; we just don’t know it at the time.”
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