During this challenging time that we are going through as a global family, I see in myself and others a decreased level of motivation. If you look up the original meaning it of the word it emphasizes movement; or ‘to move’. I see in myself and others less movement. The word burnout is being used more frequently as well as resilience. It would also seem like we have even higher levels of stress and anxiety than ever before. Read more “Finding Motivation During Difficult Times”
Motivation is for Every Day
I spend quite a lot of money and time on motivational books, articles, podcasts and videos. I feel very good after I read it which results in energy and motivation. Motivational material is Read more “Motivation for the Extroverts! …What About the Introverts?”
Hey there, how are you doing? How is your energy level? Could you do with a bit more energy? Are you missing that sense of powerful readiness – like you can take on anything?
I pose a very simple, but perhaps difficult, solution: Read more “Here is the Shortcut to Get More Energy”
As you probably know, last week I wrote on what does it mean? Well, what you actually do when you look at crafting meaning in that sense is Read more “Reframe Your Past and Conquer Your Present”
On a daily basis I encounter people who ask me how have I been able to find work with such meaning and purpose? The answer to that is Read more “Are You Hungry for Meaning and Purpose?”
Over a period of 12 years I pushed hard to fulfil my calling and use my gifts to their full potential. I listened to personal development and motivational books, but none of them had the impact that they promised. I finally realised Read more “When is it God and When is it Me?”
Hey there all you interesting people! It’s been a while since my last post, but with clear intent: This is a new season for survivetoalive.com and myself. I am opening up a new chapter and shifting my attention to individuals, entrepreneurs and businesses that want to stand out, do something different and help make this world more interesting.
Here it is Read more “This Is It!”
Over the last decade I have had approximately 15 jobs in about as many organisations. It has ranged from consulting to coaching and facilitation to lecturing. I could not still because I was hungry to find out who I am; what I am good at and ultimately I wanted to have an impact by adding value from my highest potential.
This has not changed a bit! In fact, I have now entered a phase in my life where I am starting to weave together, or craft, a fulfilling career from following a calling. After high school I took a year off and it was during this year that I discovered passion and purpose deep inside me. It is a passion and a purpose that is eternally inspired.
Left to my own devices I would have most probably not been as alive as I am today – who knows where I would have ended up!?
…But here I am crafting a career from calling. The big insight for today is an old one: Read more “How I am Crafting my Career from a Calling”
For over a decade I have been exploring various roles, organisations, industries and tools to affect my influence for the greater good as far as possible. From my varsity days I was restless (I guess I still am a bit). Always hungry; always searching for more MEANING! Adventures into the unknown!
And yet every day I look around at the majority of people and how happy they are to simply accept their lot in life and tell themselves that “I guess I will never have a better relationship” or “I can’t get over my addiction”. But I guess that if you are reading this you are already one of the few who look for answers; who search for life!
That fact of the matter is that our collective consciousness is driven by the mass media and we are very happy to simply go with the flow (Yes, I am a stuck record, but the message needs to be repeated).
Few realise that the world of work is changing dramatically. Read more “Adventures into the Unknown”
In the spirit of reflection as we get closer to the end of the year I want to suggest the following five-step ref… Just kidding!
I personally don’t like to do the lists and steps. I like to sit at my breakfast table and simply enjoy the satisfaction of pushing through a year of challenges, appreciating every free breath I can take and start imagining my preferred future for next year.
Perhaps, in short, you can say I like to sit and breathe, reflect and dream. That’s all. Nice and simple.
I would also like to share another idea that has kind off happened by itself over the last few weeks: I have gone back and read a number of the books that I have read over the last year or so. I don’t know about you but I am an avid reader of non-fiction. I don’t stop learning. I am curious and hungry for knowledge in order to open my eyes to different ways of being and, ultimately, growing. As the year entered the second half I realised that I have some really amazing books and many of the inspiring ideas and awesome information is worth revisiting.
Even more important is the way that I approached the books the second time around. Instead of reading for facts and looking to new horisons in business and society I applied meditative reading. Some books I started to read from the beginning again and others I looked to my notes and marks and contemplatively reread a paragraph or quote, pausing and thinking of how I have or have not incorporated it into my life.
Not only have I saved on buying new books but in many cases I have actually discovered new meaning as certain passages now make more sense as time has gone by.
I took in less but I took it in deeper.
…And this suits me just fine as I go towards the end of the year. I want to take it all in deeper, refresh and look forward to an amazing 2016.
I want to take from the challenges of 2015 and live and even deeper, calm and inspirational life in 2016. I want to learn from my survival moments and create life!
As I said, I am not one for specific reflection tools or tricks but I believe in appreciating what I have and learning from the past. How about you?