Archive for June, 2010

Overcoming Procrastination – Best Practices

In our recent teleconference: Smart Goals & Wise Aims we covered the following topics:

  1. Creating first-hand experiences, goals and aims.
  2. Five strategies to overcoming procrastination.
  3. Aligning the short and long terms.
  4. Coupling SMART Goals with WISE Aims.
  5. Creating whole person goals and aims.
  6. Adjusting your financial thermostat to increase your income.

Access here the complete series. Listen below to the first two strategies to overcoming procrastination. Enjoy!

© Aviv Shahar

Rituals – Directing Your Orchestra

The human is a bit like an orchestra. There are many parts, each playing its own score. Your brain needs its food and plays its musical score. Your stomach wants its food and plays a different musical score. Your emotions have multiple voices like the orchestra has oboes, clarinets, trumpets and trombones. But that is not all. You have a body, a mind, and a soul. You have desires, hopes and needs. Then it gets even more compound, you have multiple roles: you are a parent, a spouse; you have your professional roles and community roles and many more.

You are the totality of all the parts and roles. Your orchestra is made up of all these parts and the tune that they each play. If each part plays without listening to other parts the result is a total cacophony. That is why your orchestra has an orchestrator. That’s the job of your soul. But it’s not enough to have an orchestrator. The orchestrator needs a musical score. Part of the score is given at the start, before birth, such as: survive and thrive. Your soul will do whatever it needs to keep you alive and to thrive. The other part of the score is not given at birth. It is not automatic. That part of the score is up to you and your choices. You write this score with your choices. You instruct your soul with your awareness and your consciousness.

What do rituals have to do with this? Rituals are how you bring to focus and attention your choices. They are a way to practice your desired musical score. Rituals are your way of telling your orchestrator, the soul, how and what you want it to conduct the orchestra to play.

© Aviv Shahar

The KEY: Thrive in the New Normal – Part II

In a recent KEY we shared with you the first five commandments to Thriving in times of uncertainty. This month we bring you the second set of five commandments to help you turn the New Normal into a radical opportunity for growth and development.

The financial recovery is uneven and uncertain. Encouraging signs are mixed with nervous doubts and fear. Will the DOW test the recent low or will it hyper-inflate? How do you thrive during unpredictable and tumultuous time?

The first five practices we focused on in Part One included:

  1. Take care of # 1
  2. Focus on your C-Field
  3. Lead in your I-Field
  4. Work on the main thing
  5. Create overwhelming value

Discover here the second set of five practices and commandments.

Listen to the KEY here:

© Aviv Shahar

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