Do What You Love and Love What You Do

 

success without happiness is failure

"When all is said and done, success without happiness is the worst kind of failure." ~Louis Binstock

Do you frequently feel unfulfilled, uninspired, overworked, or overloaded? Are you constantly striving to achieve something, yet feel that your goals keep moving further away from you? Let’s explore the reason for that frustration, and why it is keeping you from your happiness.

Most of us just try to survive our daily routine. We neglect our health in the process of working 24/7 to earn something, whether it is money, academic success, or a better social life. It is important to discover the root of this problem before attempting to find the solution. This means you need to get back to the basics: identify your goals and decide if they are really what you want, or if they have been imposed upon you by some other factor in your life. 

There are several reasons to pursue what you love. The first and the foremost is that it is a primary expression of your freedom. Making your own decisions and having the ability to filter out the surrounding noise defines your freedom. It is human psychology that people love to be independent and prefer to make our own decisions. This freedom of choice frees you from the slavery in your mind. For example, if you have no desire to be doing the work you’re doing, you will always have this feeling of bondage and obligation, and it will prevent you from being as effective you could be.

So, what makes you effective? Your desire to perform your work makes you effective, and you only have that desire for work when you feel truly passionate about it. According to a report published in the Business News Daily,

“Employees who are engaged in their work have a higher productivity rate.”


For a productive society—and a productive self—it is imperative that you are engaged in your work and doing what you love. If you are passionate about something, you will approach it with dedication and gusto.

It is also true the other way around, that you should love what you do.  This motivates you to set and achieve goals. The feeling of achievement is a booster for your mind and body, which further motivates you to perform better. Doing what you love and loving what you do is important for a healthy state of mind.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”  ~Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"

 

TAKE ACTION TODAY: If you haven't done it lately, take stock of your goals - the big lofty long-term ones and the short-term ones too.  Then ask yourself, is this really what you want?  Are the smaller ones in alignment with the big lofty ones? If not, remain open to exploring new possibilities.

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The Elusive Work-Life Balance

Whether you're a corporate big-wig, a mid-level employee, or an entrepreneur, chances are your BOSS is getting the best of you. But what about the REST of you?

In this TED Talk, Nigel Marsh shares a humourous and enlightening view of work-life balance. A concept which, he says (and I wholeheartedly agree), is too important to be left in the hands of your employer.

Marsh lays out an ideal day for a life well-lived, balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen. 

 

Nigel Marsh
Author and marketer

Nigel Marsh presents and writes on business and personal life — and how the two interact. He is the author of "Fat, Forty and Fired." Full bio

 

 

 

 

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Do you ever feel like you miss your LIFE?

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... like you miss your SELF?

You've been so busy with your business or work - and all that it takes to be successful - that you forgot to look up... 

Because you love your work. You're making a difference in the world!

But somehow you've lost your self along the way.

The "all work - no life" existence is draining your energy and your satisfaction with all that you've achieved.

Yet it feels so damned selfish to complain about it because from the outside, it sure looks like you've got it all. You made it, girlfriend! You have achieved society's definition of success!

Nevertheless, when you finally allow yourself to ask, "is this really it?"...

You realize how much you miss all the other things that make life fulfilling.

 

But you're so far down the rabbit hole you're not sure how to get out! 

overwhelm smallWhen you give the idea more than a second thought, you discover you're overwhelmed with where to start, confused about how to do it, worried about wasting time, and afraid of dropping the ball in your business....

So you've let it slide... and now...

  • your health is suffering
  • you could stand to lose a few pounds
  • your sex life is soooo last month (or last year!)
  • you're energy levels are in the toilet
  • you're not sleeping well
  • you're too busy or too tired to play with your kids, and
  • your performance at work ain't what it used to be!

You aren't having fun anymore. It's all work and no life!

You know you need to at least get your health in order, even if you don't know what to do about the rest of it yet, but the problem is...

  • old habits die hard
  • new habits rarely seem to last
  • your business is top priority
  • dieting doesn't work
  • you'll just fall off the wagon
  • you can't find a fitness program you enjoy
  • you don't have time
  • it's hard to get started
  • you don't have time to make separate meals for everyone in your family
  • it's exhausting just thinking about it
  • you've never been able to break that insidious food addiction
  • you forget to eat when you're working
  • you have special dietary needs
  • insert any excuse here...

 

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So how can we fix this?

The question to ask yourself first is, why do you want to fix it? >> I mean your really BIG why... the one that identifies what you want for your WHOLE LIFE, the one that drives you forward, the one tied to your highest values, the one that if you achieve it, you will be completely fulfilled, satisfied and happy... THAT why.

Once you know your big why, you'll find that none of your excuses will hold up. It will just be a matter of planning the best way for YOU to get there.

shannonstaples 200x267My name is Shannon Staples. I am a certified professional life coach, and I am passionate about helping women like you create health, happiness, success and high vitality in every area of your life. 360 degrees of wellness, without compromising your business success... in fact, you will increase your energy and performance all around!  

I help you assess your current situation, identify your big why to keep you motivated, develop a completely doable plan for lasting lifestyle change, and support you to achieve it. Throughout our time together we will identify and transform the limiting thoughts, emotions and behavioural patterns that hold you back. This “inside-out” approach gets to the core issues quickly and allows for more sustainable change with greater results and less effort.

In my coaching practice, I blend modalities, drawing upon my education and experience in Holistic Wellness Coaching, Nutrition, Counseling, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Mindset, Energy Medicine, The Law of Attraction and my life as a Mom, Wife and Solopreneur.

Wishing you 360 degrees of Wellness!

Warmly,

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How to Practice Ho’oponopono in Four Simple Steps

HooponoponoArticle by: Sebastien Gendry | Source: http://www.laughteronlineuniversity.com/

Have you heard of the Hawaiian therapist who cured an entire ward of criminally insane patients, without ever meeting any of them or spending a moment in the same room? It’s not a joke. The therapist was Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len. He reviewed each of the patients’ files, and then he healed them by healing himself. The amazing results seem like a miracle, but then miracles do happen when you use Ho’oponopono, or Dr. Len’s updated version called Self I-Dentity Through Ho’oponopono (SITH). I had the pleasure of attending one of his lectures a few years ago and started practicing Ho’oponopono immediately. The results are often astounding. Do you need a miracle?

What you might wish to understand is how this can possibly work. How can you heal yourself and have it heal others? How can you even heal yourself?

Why would it affect anything “out there”? The secret is there is no such thing as “out there” – everything happens to you in your mind. Everything you see, everything you hear, every person you meet, you experience in your mind. You only think it’s “out there” and you think that absolves you of responsibility. In fact it’s quite the opposite: you are responsible for everything you think, and everything that comes to your attention. If you watch the news, everything you hear on the news is your responsibility. That sounds harsh, but it means that you are also able to clear it, clean it, and through forgiveness change it.

There are four simple steps to this method, and the order is not that important. Repentance, Forgiveness, Gratitude and Love are the only forces at work – but these forces have amazing power.

The best part of the updated version of Ho’oponopono is you can do it yourself, you don’t need anyone else to be there, you don’t need anyone to hear you. You can “say” the words in your head. The power is in the feeling and in the willingness of the Universe to forgive and love.

Step 1: Repentance – I’M SORRY

As I mention above, you are responsible for everything in your mind, even if it seems to be “out there.” Once you realize that, it’s very natural to feel sorry. I know I sure do. If I hear of a tornado, I am so full of remorse that something in my consciousness has created that idea. I’m so very sorry that someone I know has a broken bone that I realize I have caused.

This realization can be painful, and you will likely resist accepting responsibility for the “out there” kind of problems until you start to practice this method on your more obvious “in here” problems and see results.

So choose something that you already know you’ve caused for yourself? Over-weight? Addicted to nicotine, alcohol or some other substance? Do you have anger issues? Health problems? Start there and say you’re sorry. That’s the whole step: I’M SORRY. Although I think it is more powerful if you say it more clearly: “I realize that I am responsible for the (issue) in my life and I feel terrible remorse that something in my consciousness has caused this.”

Step 2: Ask Forgiveness – PLEASE FORGIVE ME

Don’t worry about who you’re asking. Just ask! PLEASE FORGIVE ME. Say it over and over. Mean it. Remember your remorse from step 1 as you ask to be forgiven.

Step 3: Gratitude – THANK YOU

Say “THANK YOU” – again it doesn’t really matter who or what you’re thanking. Thank your body for all it does for you. Thank yourself for being the best you can be. Thank God. Thank the Universe. Thank whatever it was that just forgave you. Just keep saying THANK YOU.

Step 4: Love – I LOVE YOU

This can also be step 1. Say I LOVE YOU. Say it to your body, say it to God. Say I LOVE YOU to the air you breathe, to the house that shelters you. Say I LOVE YOU to your challenges. Say it over and over. Mean it. Feel it. There is nothing as powerful as Love.

That’s it. The whole practice in a nutshell. Simple and amazingly effective.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Sebastien Gendry

Sebastien Gendry is an international expert in laughter for wellness and wellbeing with over 11 years of full-time experience working with 1,000s of people on four continents. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 minutes, ABC Good Morning America, National Public Radio and many more national media. He is the creator of the Laughter Wellness method, an interactive practice focused on developing a positive attitude and designed to improve physical, mental, emotional and especially social wellbeing and integration. Sebastien currently dedicates most of his time running The Laughter Consultants, a team of professional wellbeing experts, as well as The Laughter Online University, a leading provider of eLearning solutions on Laughter Therapy, with students in 33 countries.

 

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P.S.  If you're interested in exploring the possibility of working with me one on one - to let go of stress & overwhelm and slip on a life of peace, ease, health and happiness - I have space for a couple new coaching clients! To see if we're a good fit, simply click here to fill out a short questionnaire.

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Official E-motion Movie Trailer

Source: www.HealersLibrary.com

“Exciting news – now you can watch the trailer for E-Motion! The film tells the powerful story how our emotions are at the root of everything, and also follows the lives of two people, who connect randomly with shared experiences and emotions.  Featuring Dr. Bradley Nelson and the Emotion Code.

Our world is awakening to health and wellness in all its natural forms, and the ground-breaking documentary film E-motion gives us a beautiful view into the world of energy healing, like never before.

Our very own, Dr. Bradley Nelson, is featured throughout the documentary as well as some of the most influential names in the energy healing world.

We feel this film could help thousands, if not millions of people to discover health naturally.”  


“Imagine a world where the trapped emotions, fears, anxieties and unprocessed life experiences we hold in our bodies are the source of everything that ails us. That’s the world we live in. Now imagine a world where everyone is manifesting from their heart the perfect creation that’s inside each of us. Imagine a world where abundance, inner peace, longevity and loving relationships abound. Imagine emotion experts from around the world sharing their wisdom and negative emotion clearing techniques to light a new pathway for humanity. Imagine we are sacred, spiritual beings here for a much larger reason, serving a much higher purpose, a divine purpose. That’s where we’re going…”

http://www.e-motionthemovie.com/

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