Archive for the ‘Passions and Purpose’ Category

August 18th, 2011

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What Life Expects From Us

May 23rd, 2010

May 23, 2010

Dear Friends,

Expanding spiritual capacity requires subordinating our own needs to something beyond our self-interest. Because we often perceive our own needs as urgent, shifting attention away from them can prompt very primitive survival fears. If I truly focus…

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The irrational side of change management

April 30th, 2009

April 30, 2009

Dear Friends,

Most change programs fail, but the odds of success can be greatly improved by taking into account these counterintuitive insights about how employees interpret their environment and choose to act.

In 1996, John Kotter published Leading Change. Considered…

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U.S. Job Losses in Dec. Could Be Worst in 60 Years

January 12th, 2009

From the desk of: Jim White PhD

Monday, January 12, 2009

Did you know that the U.S. job losses in December could be the worst in almost 60 years as companies scramble to cut costs even deeper to survive the country’s economic…

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Value Conflicts are Painful but Rewarding Because They Drive You Deeper Into Yourself to Find Your Own Truth.

October 16th, 2008

Values are morally neutral. There is no right or wrong, nor is there good or bad; there is only different. Stop judging yourself for your values even if they may be different from the values of those around you. By…

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Passing It On: One woman’s journey from Olympic glory into the hearts and minds of American women

August 16th, 2008

As I write this, the news wires are lighting up with the amazing story of Dara Torres, the 41-year-old swimmer who arrived at the Beijing Olympics as a strong medal contender in not one but two separate swimming events. And…

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It Requires Energy to Move to a Different Place

July 10th, 2008

It requires energy to move to a different place, psychologically, than you are at right now. It is easy to just let things be and to continue to buy into the way you are. If you don’t conform to the…

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Uncovering Your Passion and Purpose May Require You to Spend Time Alone.

July 9th, 2008

Uncovering your passion and purpose may require you to spend time alone. Your greatest thoughts and ideas will come in times of quiet reflection and stillness. Remember, your purpose is not something you can just think through and figure out.…

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Have You Found Your Purpose?

June 23rd, 2008

Have you found your purpose? People with a strong sense of purpose share a number of characteristics:

* They love what they are doing.
* Work and leisure time sometimes seem the same.
* When they feel frustrated or irritated with a particular…

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Passions Become Bound Up With Purpose

June 12th, 2008

Passions become bound up with purpose since they have to do with the difference that you want to make in the lives of others. Because you are a unique individual, the responsibility to make a difference — to leave behind…

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