Archive for the 'Emerald Keys' Category
The oracle of Delphi had written at the entrance “know thyself.” The message meant that by knowing and understanding your nature and the way you are made and work; by having insight to your patterns and inclinations you gain access to the greatest secrets of all. Understanding the workings of human nature and of self is the gate to all things. Self insight and knowledge of the patterns, cycles and changes you go through, open the gate to a great many mysteries. It empowers you and enables you to unleash and realize the meaning and destiny of your being here at this time. On this CD we explore your Five Gifts and coach you to find your sweet spot. Mozart’s gifts were different from Michelangelo’s. Michael Jordan gifts are different from Michael Phelps; Warren Buffet and Steve Jobs are each gifted in a unique way. All of them discovered this secret – the “Born To Do” gifts, each in their respective field.
© Aviv Shahar
When you were born, you entered this world not knowing failure. The concept of failure did not exist. All you cared about was discovering and exploring everything around you. This joyful impulse to live with your senses wide open to discover the opportunities of living is the experience we are seeking in this key. Reflect on your attitude towards risk – do you step up to opportunities or do you hold back? When did you last take on a new bigger challenge? When did you promise to yourself or to someone else to deliver something without knowing how you would do it?
This creative tension is what pulls you up into a “venturi” tunnel of new possibilities – to discover innovation you did not know was locked in you. Great innovators and visionary leaders take on a greater challenge. It develops them to be bigger persons, to discover the capacities needed to realize their dream. It’s the same for you – you have extraordinary capacities that you are not aware of until such time as you face a new unknown circumstance where these capabilities are needed and are pulled out of you.
This in essence is the story of this day. The inauguration of Barack Obama today is a step into a new unknown future for President Obama and for this nation. It is symbolic that his first act is a Proclamation of Renewal and Reconciliation. To step into a new unknown future and to find renewal one must first reconcile the past.
© Aviv Shahar
Personal effectiveness is an action that gets results aligned with your intentions, values and purpose. It is the place where your impact matches your intent. In this Key we help you find and articulate your purpose. We take you through a step by step process to discover your deepest beliefs about yourself and articulate your life affirming purpose.
Some people discover their purpose early in life, but most must journey a long road to find it. To have true personal power it’s important that you get in touch with this inner core and find the confidence to believe in yourself. Your life here on earth is significant. What you are here to do matters. Living on purpose is how greatness reveals itself. As you realize your potential for greatness, you can become one with your reasons for being.
© Aviv Shahar
Excerpt from the Fourth Emerald Key: Radical growth – the Learn-ability leverage
Kaleidoscoping is the practice and capacity to recognize relationships and patterns. You practice active inquiry that seeks to understand the core principles that are the basis of all systems. Kaleidoscoping is the ability to compare and correlate seemingly unrelated fields and apply concepts from one to the other. For example, using the terminology and anatomy of weather systems in organizational behavior and the season’s cycle in the market place. You discover that building an investment and building trusting relationships are similar – they follow the same principle, both need ongoing deposits. You observe the infrastructure and activity of a beehive to learn about promoting a culture of efficiency and excellence in execution. Kaleidoscoping is the practice of increasing your capacity to handle complexity, such as in the now 24/7 interconnectedness of the web 2.0 conversation. You kaleidoscope to discover meaning in new combinations and connections and learn to anticipate what is newly emerging. You connect the dots to see constellations where others see stars.
© Aviv Shahar
The 10th Emerald Key: “Living on Purpose”
In this Key we help you find and articulate your purpose. We take you through a process of discovering your deepest beliefs about yourself. Some people discover their purpose early in life, but most must journey a long road to find it. To have true personal power it’s important that you find this inner core and the confidence to believe in yourself. It’s important that you believe that your life on earth is significant and that your purpose and what you are here to do matters. Living on purpose is how greatness reveals itself, and when you realize your potential for greatness, you can become one with your reasons for being.
The 11th Emerald Key – “Stepping Into The Unknown”
When you were born, you entered this world not knowing failure. The concept of failure did not exist. All you cared about was discovering and exploring everything around you. This joyful impulse to live with your senses wide open to discover the opportunities of living is the experience we are seeking in this key. There is within this key, an invitation to reflect on your attitude towards risk; to evaluate how you go about the opportunities of your life. Do you take risks or do you hold back? Think about this: what is the price of taking risks? And then, what is the price of holding back? With this Key we invite you to step into your power, to realize your opportunity and to be the author of your own unfolding story.
© Aviv Shahar