Friday, 16 April 2004

April 16, 2004 Chautauqua


From the Editor's Computer     

   I recently had the pleasure of sharing with his family, the happiness of a friend who was hired for the job of his dreams, after a long job search.  This job will utilize his training and past experience, and it will not only be as easy as pie for him, but will stretch and challenge him as an individual.

   I also heard about another individual who will be starting his dream job soon.  He has managed to take two important aspects of his life and experiences that he really loves and combine them into a new unique position which capitalizes on his personal strengths.  He is excited about this new opportunity and he feels like he’s won the lottery.

   Have you ever felt that you were working at the perfect job for you?  Have you ever felt that life was wonderful and everything was falling into place without any effort on your part?  Have you ever felt that you had the ‘Midas touch’ at work?

   If you have felt that way, you are blessed indeed.  If you haven’t, why not?

   Maybe it is time to look at your life and your job.  If you are not happy doing what you’re doing, why are you still doing it?  What excuses are you mouthing?  Why are you resigned to a life of unhappiness?

   A large majority of your adult life will be spent on the job.  Wouldn’t it make more sense to do something that not only challenges you, but fulfills your deepest desires?  Wouldn’t you rather do work that makes a difference, not only to you, but to others as well?

   I can tell you from experience, when you are working in your dream job, it isn’t work anymore...you feel like you’re getting paid to play.  That’s the way it should always be.  Is that how it is for you? 

Beth

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Friday, 2 April 2004

April 2, 2004 Chautauqua


From the Editor's Computer     

   How do you perceive yourself?  Do you have a positive self-perception?  Or a negative one?  Just so you know, reality and negativity are not automatically the same thing! 

  How do others perceive you?  Have you ever asked your close friends or family that question?  Has anyone ever just volunteered to share their perceptions of you with you?

   Is who you are on the inside who you are reflecting on the outside?  If not, why not?

   You are the only person who really knows who you are.  Thus, you are the only person who can alter how you perceive yourself and how others perceive you.

   If you are finding that others are not treating you the way you think they should, take a look at what you are projecting to them.  Feel that you are lacking respect...are you projecting the impression of a person who deserves respect, or are you not?

   Humans have a tendency to mirror, or reflect, back to others what they project to us.  If someone is speaking to you in an angry tone, notice how easy it is to respond in like manner.  Or the most obvious example...ever tried to not smile at someone smiling at you?  There is a reason for the saying that smiles are contagious.

   If things are not working in your life and people do not seem to be treating you the way you want them to, it is time to take a good look at yourself and your self-perception.  If you think you are a victim, you will project that and others will treat you like one.  Thankfully the opposite is true.  Believe you are a winner and soon those around you will treat you like a winner.  

Beth

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