In the endless dance of opinions, how do you follow what is right? Being right is controversial. What you or I might consider to be right may not agree with someone else beliefs. So, we may consider what is right for us, not in an absolute or intangible way.
But how do we determine what is right for us? Sticking to our values! Our system of values is our core nest, the building where we can welcome our true self and let it live comfortably.
In terms of putting our Values into Action to Transform our Life, I like to think of 3 Key Steps:
Values, Commitments, Behaviours.VALUES
Every building [...]
Our values define our life: our choices, our actions, our behaviours. Our values and beliefs determine the life we decide to conduct, the people we surround ourselves with, and the environment we create - at home and in the office.
As adults we spend most of our waking time at work, so making sure your job is aligned with your values and vice versa is fundamental for your well-being and happiness. More than that, when you listen to your values, work-life balance isn’t such a mysterious creature after all!
Let’s look how your values impact your working life and workplace [...]
Great leaders – in politics or business – have one common trait: they inspire people to exert extraordinary effort and passion in doing anything. And the most extraordinary part is that people who follow leaders embrace their mission like it was self-conceived!
To be a true inspiration you’ll need to lead by example and establish great standards for your team.
Here are some of my favourite tricks in the Leadership toolbox. Let’s see if you have all the cards to win your team’s esteem!1. Strategic Vision
Be the captain of your ship! Give your team a clear [...]
Leaders will be those who empower others – Bill Gates
Bill Gates’ life hasn’t been all fun and games: he dropped out of Harvard University, his first company went out bust, his search engine Bing was a total flop and – well – we all remember the pain of using Microsoft Vista and Internet Explorer 6!! But none of these little rocks in the road ever stopped him.
He’s one of the most successful humans of our time and a brilliant example of inspiring leadership. Let’s take a look at what qualities provide genuine motivation for all of us.1. Dream & Do
Millennials have been blamed for all kinds of workplace sins: from being lazy, unreliable and irreverent to ungrateful, job-hoppers who, for sure, are way more interested in their social media than anything else!
The truth? Millennials are often workaholics whose potential has been constantly misinterpreted and underestimated, who actually feel guilty when they need to take time off (Harvard Business Review, 2017). So, how do we go about motivating the future asset of our organisations and make them bloom into great managers?
Here I’ll show you 7 KEY ways to motivate millennials!1. Share[...]
Motivation is way more than willpower. It’s a terrific force – internal or external - that controls, stimulates and maximizes our behaviour in order to achieve a goal, aspiration, job or role. Whether you’re a manager, a freelancer, an entrepreneur, or if you just want to achieve your latest goal, it’s essential to feel driven and inspired.
Motivation isn’t an abstract concept, it’s actually in your brain: science shows that motivation produces Dopamine, which regulates the capability of learning (Hamid et al., 2015) so we can use it as our inner secret [...]
Meditation has become more popular than ever over the last 5 years. Forget the 60’s and 70’s when meditating was just for hippies. Forget the 80’s and 90’s, when it was for New Age weirdos. Nowadays meditation is for everyone, from CEOs to kindergarten children. In the US the number of adults who are meditating regularly rose almost 350% from 2012 to 2017. with 14.2% of adults in 2017 having a regular practice.
What are the reasons for this massive increase in meditation practices? 1. Stress Reduction
21st Century stress and busy-ness has led [...]
Gratitude is one of the most important tools we can use to change our lives and those of others for the better. Some say its vibration is more powerful even than love. So, it’s therefore a critical practice for our daily prescription of stress-reduction. We all have something to feel grateful for, even in tough times! Don’t let everyday life and stress kill your appreciation towards what life has gifted you.
Start a gratitude journal and write down every day at least 5 things you are thankful for and when you really feel in a low mood or overwhelmed, read it out loud. The practice [...]
Relax! We are all seeking those elusive, quiet, peaceful moments. But how can we create that serene environment in daily life? Meditation is one tool we can certainly use to unwind and relax, but what else is available and how do they compare?
Let’s see how we can bring heaven to earth in just a few short moves!1. Get Moving
One of the first things I ask any new client is what physical activities do they participate in. It doesn’t matter whether it's walking or billiards, or even sex! What matters is that we’re doing some.
Physical exercise has been proven to increase mental [...]
Mindfulness is THE 21st century buzz-word. We’ve heard about it - be present, be aware, here and now! Originally a key part of many spiritual practices, mindfulness and meditation have recently found themselves among the top strategies to enhance work-life balance, retain employees and improve productivity. But how easy are these principals to live by when our professional lives are getting busier and busier?Cultivating a new habit always needs a powerful kickstart, a lot of effort and starting a meditation or mindfulness practice creates plenty of resistance. Excuses create the illusion[...]