Start The New Year By Developing A Keen Sense Of Individuality…

Doesn’t it feel great to have a unique personality? A clearly defined entity, different from others, helps you move forward with high confidence and pride. Individuals are not limited by the fears or judgments of others. They pave their own paths and contribute their great ideas to the world. Individuals live life with more joy. They know what they believe in and lead lives that are true to themselves. They understand the freedom offered by uniqueness. They know that a well-defined sense of self gives them the backbone to withstand criticism and bumps in the road. Only when you are true to yourself can you live with no regrets.

Experiences cultivate your personality and uniqueness

Brain researchers have discovered that individual experiences are what influences the development of new neurons, leading to measurable changes in the brain – in essence, individuality. Everything that happens to us -good or bad- shapes who we may become. Different personality traits and behaviors surface in response to challenges and changes faced in life. Who we are today may not be who we once were or who we will become. Accept that you are the unique byproduct of your experiences. While you cannot control every experience that you have in life, you can decide how to reflect upon your experiences and process them to form positive or negative neural pathways. You can also choose to seek out pleasant experiences that develop specific aptitudes, skills, interests, and qualities.

Respect the individuality of others

By the same token, you will take notice of character in others. You likely interact with many other people on a day-to-day basis. Some people may seem “odd” or a striking contrast to you. Give credit to others for the interesting viewpoints they provide to the discussion. Compliment others on their unique qualities. It is natural to look up to others, but avoid allowing the influence of others to sway your own personality, sense of style, or opinions. Sometimes, it’s all right to “agree to disagree” or to have two completely divergent views. If someone questions your actions, offer a respectful answer and justify your points with your own sense of individuality.

Respect the choices of others

Supportive family members and friends will love you for your strong-willed commitment and respect your choices, even if it makes them uncomfortable sometimes. Your actions relate to your past experiences, your unique interpretations of the present situation, and your beliefs about the future. Similarly, you should take care to respect the choices of others. You cannot know the totality of what they have experienced that has led them to their current crossroads. You do not understand all the emotions and beliefs that reside inside another person. Accept whatever choices made by others as an extension of their individual personalities, even if you do not understand or agree.

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Empowering questions:

1. How do outside sources affect your sense of individuality and style?
2. What hints point to the fact that I am being true to myself?
3. When is it okay to rely on others’ viewpoints to help me decide?

 

Finally, don’t underestimate the value of a Coach. If you are grappling with your established business and laboring with lackluster sales, perhaps you should consider working with a Professional Business Growth Coach.

This partnership will empower your professional growth, those of your team, while positively impacting your revenues by 21.5% or more.

Author: Lisa Morgan Mosley is a Certified Business Growth Coach practicing in the United States and Canada.

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Alone Time Opens Up Your True Self

Spending time alone allows you to know your true self and discover what you truly think about matters of importance, without the influence of others. Everyone needs some alone time each day to consider life circumstances and reconcile actions with inner beliefs. In our solitude, the universe reveals the most creative solutions to our greatest problems.

Spending time alone gives you the opportunity to celebrate your true self

So much of our lives are consumed giving of ourselves and doing for others. You may spend your alone time taking a scenic walk close to home. You may sit in your backyard in the summer or near a cozy fireplace in the winter. When you are alone, you may enjoy reading books or listening to music. Reading books helps you gain insightful knowledge while listening to music helps you enjoy the voices and talents of others in a way that connects with your soul. Meditation and yoga will help you relax your mind and focus on yourself.

“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault

In your quiet moments, think about the pleasing parts of life and conjure up thoughts that make you happy. At the end of the day, only YOU are responsible for maintaining a positive attitude and grooming yourself for success. Reject negative thoughts or impulses that go against your beliefs. Consider what imbues your life with the most value.

Work towards maintaining what matters most– your sanity!

Contemplate how you can enrich your life with more of what makes you feel happy and fulfilled. Set goals in solitude and plan how to achieve them. You can use your alone time to be productive, but be sure to balance your alone time with sufficient rest and relaxation. Do not despair in your quiet hours of reflection. Enjoy this chance to lead a more meaningful and successful life by following your intuitions.

 

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Empowering Questions:

  1. What can I do when I am alone?
  2. How often do I take time away to restore myself?
  3. Where can I go to bask in solitude and evolve my true self?

 

 

Finally, don’t underestimate the value of a Coach. If you are grappling with your established business and laboring with lackluster sales, perhaps you should consider working with a Professional Business Growth Coach.

This partnership will empower your professional growth, those of your team, while positively impacting your revenues by 21.5% or more.

Author: Lisa Morgan Mosley is a Certified Business Growth Coach practicing in the United States and Canada.

https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Expressions-of-Empowerment
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lisa@212degreescoaching.com

 

Keeping Your Commitments Is Part Of Your Personal Brand

It is important to shape your commitments because so many people depend upon them. Make a habit of honoring your word, no matter how big or small the commitment may seem. Do not offer false commitments to tell others what you think they want to hear. It is more important to stay true to yourself and your word. You can take pride in being known as someone who is dependable and respectful of other people’s time.

People with good intentions make promises; people with good character keep them… 

People trust you to be honest and realistic about what you can give, do, and achieve. Keep your work up to date, your projects completed on time, and attend all meetings punctually. Come prepared to your meetings and be fully present with others, devoting your full attention. Develop a clear understanding of your responsibilities to others.

Be determined to keep your promises with your family

The workplace is not the only place where people are depending on you. Keep commitments made to family and loved ones, too. They rely on your attention, guidance, and love to support them throughout life. Deal with others’ hearts judiciously to avoid trampling on the feelings of others or letting them down. Your competence to keep promises will develop faith and confidence in your relationships.

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Live with intergrity

To avoid broken promises:

  • Know that saying you are going to do something is not the same as actually doing it.
  • Schedule all the promises you make, keeping track in a calendar or agenda book.
  • Take time making decisions. Learn to say “I’ll think about it”, “I’ll let you know,” or simply “No.”
  • Ask questions to clarify what a person is asking of you before you agree to commit.
  • Communicate early if you foresee a problem delivering on your promises.
  • Prepare everything you need to leave the house the night before and allow double the travel time.
  • Make effort to know yourself, to be aware of subconscious motivations and hidden ambivalence.

Empowering questions:

  1. What is the best way to honor my commitments personally and professionally?
  2. What are the best ways to remind myself of the commitments I’ve made?
  3. How can I be more punctual and prepared in my appointments with others?

 

 

Finally, don’t underestimate the value of a Coach. If you are grappling with your established business and laboring with lackluster sales, perhaps you should consider working with a Professional Business Growth Coach.

This partnership will empower your professional growth, those of your team, while positively impacting your revenues by 21.5% or more.

Author: Lisa Morgan Mosley is a Certified Business Growth Coach practicing in the United States and Canada.

https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Expressions-of-Empowerment
https://www.212degreescoaching.com
lisa@212degreescoaching.com

 

Show Up

The phrase “show up” means more than just appearing physically, but appearing mentally as well. Putting in effort and being there emotionally for others are worthwhile endeavors in life that lead to greater success and more fulfilling relationships.

Showing up is particularly important in marriage and parenting. It is important to help others who are in need of emotional support, even if we feel we have nothing to say or contribute. The cumulative effect of your presence helps sustain a bond.

 “80 percent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen

It takes great courage just to show up and be seen. There is a vulnerability in putting ourselves out into the world, among others, but we won’t find opportunity hiding beneath the blankets of our beds or lounging on our sofas.

You may not feel 100% prepared for every activity or situation in life, but you may find that once you get there and set to work, the energy and drive to work soon emerge. Even if you fall short of the success you crave, you are furthering your goals through practice and expanding your determination.

Give yourself credit for hard work and take pride in showing up, though it’s not always easy to do.

“Show up in every moment like you’re meant to be there.” – Marie Forleo 

Instead of looking at work, the gym, or another setting as “drudgery”, think of each moment as a piece of your destiny. Everything in your life was designed for you – whether it’s to learn a lesson, hone a skill, impart your wisdom upon others, or reveal a mystery.

Delight in the moment even if the benefit is not immediately clear. Find a way past inertia and enjoy the opportunity to problem-solve. Take pleasure in the moment, but also keep in mind the purpose of your hard work and your long-term goals. This will enable you to push through small obstacles with the bigger picture in mind.

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing,” – Theodore Roosevelt 

Even if it feels safer to stay where you are, the decision to do nothing is still a decision with its own set of consequences. We cannot bury our heads in the sand and hope that conflicts will blow over and troubles will disappear. We are all responsible for the choices we make in life. If we take a false step, we can always work to rectify our mistakes.

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Empowering questions: 

  1. How can I show up for others around me?
  2. Does showing up help me create opportunity?
  3. What area of my life do I want and need to show up more?

 

Finally, don’t underestimate the value of a Coach. If you are grappling with your established business and laboring with lackluster sales, perhaps you should consider working with a Professional Business Growth Coach.

This partnership will empower your professional growth, those of your team, while positively impacting your revenues by 21.5% or more.

Author: Lisa Morgan Mosley is a Certified Business Growth Coach practicing in the United States and Canada.

https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Expressions-of-Empowerment
https://www.212degreescoaching.com
lisa@212degreescoaching.com

Being A Friend Means Absolute Allegiance And Support

Friends are precious resources. These gifts bring you grander courage, confidence, and purpose. Knowing that you have touched the lives of others is one of the greatest satisfactions on Earth. Loyalty and support are what defines and sustains a friendship. Make a point to be a better friend today.

Show Support To Best Friends, Even When You Disagree.

Disagreements are bound to arise among friends, whether as simple as how or when to spend time together or totally life-altering like which career or partner to choose. Even when you don’t agree with your friend’s decisions, you can still offer support without losing your mind in the process. First, consider if you can reserve judgment by accepting that you don’t know all the facts. If you feel burdened with your difference of opinion, it’s okay to voice your concerns – in the right way. Bring it up when you are both relaxed while taking a walk, gardening together, painting, or doing another activity.

Express your concern and ask that your friend hear you out, but also make it clear that you respect differences of opinion and are there for your friend, no matter what. Once you have calmly, articulately explained your feelings, ask for clarification on your friend’s motivations if necessary so you can better understand the situation. From there, the ball is in your friend’s court. Do not bring it up continually. Sometimes you may need to stand up for a loved one when others are unfairly critical. You may not agree with the decision, but no one deserves to be called names, attacked, gossiped about, or ostracized.

Lend a compassionate ear when your friend needs you. Sometimes you don’t have to offer any advice at all. Your friends will unravel the issue as they talk through it with you. A University of Michigan study found that women produce more progesterone, a mood-boosting, and stress-busting hormone when they feel emotionally close to other women. Simply being there with open arms goes a long way. It should give you a sense of pride to know you are relied upon for unconditional love and encouragement.

Display Your loyalty by treasuring shared secrets. When my friends share their innermost secrets with me, I treasure them.

Never betray a friend’s confidence by discussing with others what was shared with you in private. The first rule of loyalty is that you keep all information in confidence. When pressed by gossipers, resist the urge to get involved by saying you are “not at liberty to discuss” the details of your time spent with someone, advise the gossiper to ask your friend, or simply proclaim your ignorance. It is no one’s business what you talk about in private with others.

Loyal friends are mum when necessary, but they are also honest as the situation warrants. A good friend might ask for or need your opinion from time to time. Take care to understand your friend’s needs and boundaries to know when it’s appropriate to interject your thoughts, feelings, and guidance. People vary greatly in the level of support they’re willing to accept.

“True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.” – Balthasar Gracian

Each friendship is unique, requiring its own special rhythm and finesse to maintain. Though your approach to various friends may vary, you can never go wrong if you base your relationships around loyalty. Aim to be trustworthy and supportive each day. Let others know how meaningful their friendships are to your life. Joyfully do whatever it takes to keep your friends encouraged and uplifted.

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Empowering Questions:

  1. In what ways can I prove to my friends that I am trustworthy?
  2. What are some of the other key elements of friendship besides loyalty and support?
  3. How does sharing tough advice impact the strength of my relationship with friends?

 

 

Finally, don’t underestimate the value of a Coach. If you are grappling with your established business and laboring with lackluster sales, perhaps you should consider working with a Professional Business Growth Coach. This partnership will empower your professional growth, those of your team, while positively impacting your revenues by 20% or more.

Author: Lisa Morgan Mosley is a Certified Business Growth Coach practicing in the United States and Canada.

https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Expressions-of-Empowerment
https://www.212degreescoaching.com
lisa@212degreescoaching.com

First, Nourish Your Mind

Physical nourishment is just one type of fuel. Most basically, “nourishing your mind” means avoiding processed junk food and overindulgence in alcohol, caffeine, or other drugs. Strive to lead a pure existence. Hydrate your body with water and keep tabs on the vitamins and nutrients you’re getting. Choosing optimal nutrition gives you the power to heal and balance yourself. What you eat influences your emotions, feelings, moods, motivations, and ability to enjoy life with energy and enthusiasm. You may find it helpful to meet with a dietician to get a pulse on how well you’re fueling yourself with food.

Surround Yourself With Positive Vibes.

Cut people out of your life who you know will hurt you and attack your mind. Invite positive people into your life and focus on activities that nurture the “inner you.” Dine with companions who are great conversationalists to enhance your wellbeing and spiritual growth. Appreciate your company and the pleasant atmosphere that surrounds you.

Stir Your Soul with Meaningful Activities.

There are many soul-stirring activities to incorporate into your life:

  • Travel at least once a year even if it’s just a two-hour road trip or train ride to the next town over.
  • Visit an ethnic market, culinary institute, or gastropub to taste food you’ve never tried before.
  • Shop for a color you don’t normally wear, dye your hair, or get a new cut to reinvent yourself.
  • Make a pastry that requires some creative decorating work.
  • Learn the art of meditation to release yourself from negativity, worry, and mental clutter.
  • Create a home sanctuary – a place filled with everything you love and need to relax.
  • Get out into nature, taking a walk and soaking in the sights, sounds, and feelings.
  • Start a new ritual an hour before bed that doesn’t include television, computers, or phones.

Feed Your Mind With Creative Pursuits.

You are more than just a physical body; you are a unique spirit. To make sure your mind and soul are content, feed yourself with creative mediums like craft, literature, and melody. Regularly read spiritual books to reframe your perspective. You can find lists on Good Reads or the Amazon “Spiritual, Self-Help” list. Use online apps like Spotify or Amazon Music to discover new music. Look at Pinterest or visit your local craft store to find a project that excites you. Pick up an instrument you learned how to play that has been collecting dust and refresh your creative memory. Keep a personal journal of your daily thoughts and feelings to lead a spiritually rich life packed full of purpose and meaning.

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Empowering Questions:

  1. What is the ideal blend of nourishment needed to cultivate my mind?
  2. What spiritual “food” do I need to grow my spirit?
  3. How can I deal with gloomy thoughts that threaten to shrink my world?

 

 

Finally, don’t underestimate the value of a Coach. If you are grappling with your established business and laboring with lackluster sales, perhaps you should consider working with a Professional Business Growth Coach. This partnership will empower your professional growth, those of your team, while positively impacting your revenues by 20% or more.

Author: Lisa Morgan Mosley is a Certified Business Growth Coach practicing in the United States and Canada.
https://www.212degreescoaching.com
lisa@212degreescoaching.com

Enjoyment Brings Balance To My Life

Life is full of challenges to overcome. We don’t have to fixate on the difficulty of day-to-day living, though. Setting aside time for fun to ease your spirits lightens your load. Invest time in maintaining close friendships to ensure you make time for fun. Some of the happiest people on earth get together with friends for dinners, games, shared hobbies, and novel activities. Visit websites like Groupon and Living Social for ideas of unique experiences in your town.

A Reader Lives A Thousand Lives Before He Dies. – George R.R. Martin

No matter how busy you are with work and studies, reserve a little time each day for reading. Books allow you the opportunity to escape reality for a while. Indulging in a different state of mind helps you think outside your box to better prepare for challenges ahead. To keep yourself motivated, start your own book club with a group of friends or coworkers to pass along recommendations and share your thoughts.

Remember What It’s Like To Be An Unburdened Child.

Engaging in fun activities helps you relax and unlocks joy in your heart. Amusement parks are great places that transport you back to your childhood. Spend an afternoon roller skating or visit a trampoline park if there is one in your area. Hop on a playground swing. Blow bubbles. Seek out experiences that remind you what it’s like to be free as a child. Watch your favorite childhood movies again. Build a couch fort. Buy an adult coloring book. Visit the zoo. If you are blessed with young people in your life, spend some time trying to see the world fresh through their eyes.

Engage Yourself in fun activities on a daily basis.

The lighter side of life is worthy of our exploration. We need fun to lead a balanced and enriched life. One approach is to write down all the fun activities you can think of on Popsicle sticks and place them in a jar. Each day, pick one out and incorporate a little fun into your life.

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Empowering questions:

  1. What fun activities do I enjoy?
  2. How can I maintain balance between solo enjoyment and fun with friends?
  3. How do I know when it’s time to take a break in life?

 

 

Lisa Morgan Mosley
Business/Corporate Coach
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You Really Can!

If you think you can’t accomplish a thing, or if you’re pessimistic, negative, discouraged, disappointed or always thinking that you can’t.. I’m here to tell you that you’re right… and you won’t! Most people with goals and dreams take council from friends, relatives, significant others, and co-workers that have never ever gotten out of the boat, much less walked on water….. So, why would you consider anything they have to say about your LIFE and what they believe you can’t do!

For example, would you take council on how to care for a parrot, from anyone that has never owned a parrot? Or, would you consider taking council from anyone on how to raise a teenager, when that person has never experienced that opportunity? Therefore, be very careful with whom you share your goals and dreams with. Or, if you choose to share, be prepared that the person you’re eager to share this dream with, may not be as excited about your dream as you want them to be! When this happens it can discourage and delay your efforts from ever getting out of the starting block!

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Additionally, you may have to consider finding a network or a club (physical or virtual) of people that have similar goals to encourage you on how to get out of the starting block with vigor! Remember, when there is no RISK there is no REWARD!

Realistically, you may also need to consider disengaging a bit with those friends that have never accomplished any of their goals and dreams! Why? Because, if you continually listen to their rhetoric, rational and reasoning of why they never raised the bar on themselves, you too will be part of the problem! It’s been said, “if you are the smartest person in your circle of friends, you need a new circle of friends.”

Begin building-up your belief window by:
• Finding others that have similar goals and dreams and embrace a formidable accountability partner
• Schedule regular check-in’s with this network to build and strengthen your self-confidence
• Study to improve your knowledge-base and begin to build a road-map to reach your goals
• Take one step at a time and build your confidence one day at a time.
• Locate books and or DVD material to keep you inspired, encouraged and motivated to stay engaged with your dreams!

“YOU REALLY CAN”