Thursday, December 22, 2016

What You Hear, Not What You Say, Will Change Your Life

You have two ears and one mouth for a very good reason.

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"I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening." Larry King

"There are very few people who don't become more interesting when they stop talking." Mary Lowry 

Listening...and observing

Listening is hard to do. We're often not really listening, but simply waiting to talk. 

Observation? You usually see what you want to see, not what's actually in front of you. 

Simple, really. Open your ears and eyes, close your mouth, and discover what you've been missing.

You might just find The Answer or The Deal or The Person you've been looking for, but were just too yappy to notice.

There, I've said enough. Even I'm listening. 

Happy holidays.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Are You Selling Yourself Short?

By Richard Kent Matthews - eBook Author | Career Coach | Speaker

Nothing quite like you has ever existed. So, what are you going to do about it?

Einstein said that even though we know very little about anything, nonetheless, the Creator has seen fit to show itself to us even through the tiny bit of awareness we have. 

We stand, ignorant, in a universe so vast and seemingly complex that it would appear impossible to ever know more than a small part of it. Yet, we have enough brainpower, enough curiosity, to crave knowledge, to seek wisdom, to discover that which is available for discovery. Though we may know little, still we are giants among creatures. 

Our most determined and stubborn obstacle is ourselves.  In one moment, arrogant. In the next, self defeating. 

The Inner Spirit, then, calls you to remember this: as you go through the day, you are more than just a number in someone's computer, more than just a dispensable part of the system. You are a living, breathing person, completely unique in all of history. You can think and reason. You can make intelligent decisions. You can create. You can explore. 

As we seek, we find

You can seek the truth and find joy in the beauty around you. You can give your love and compassion to others. You can change things that anger or frustrate you. 

You can make a difference in the world with your life. 

You are overstuffed with continuing possibilities, no matter what has happened to you in the past, no matter what other people may think or say about you, no matter what your situation, your age, your race, your gender, your orientation. 

You can create health in mind, body, spirit. And there is at least one thing you can do today that will continue to fulfill the special, priceless bundle of possibilities that is you. There is more to you than anyone could possibly imagine. 

You are as vast and as complex as the universe itself. To grasp that, to let it sink deep into your very being, is to turn on a bright light, a light that can only exist because you do. 

It’s now up to you to do all you can to let that Light shine through. Remember: when you’re happy, we are blessed, the nation is blessed, the world is blessed. 

And the Spirit smiles...