Get a New Point of View

Written by Kathy Paauw

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Zander reminds us that “It is dangerous to have our musicians so obsessed with competition because they will find it difficult to takerepparttar necessary risks with themselves to be great performers. The art of music, since it can only be conveyed through its interpreters, depends on expressive performance for its lifeblood. Yet it is only when we make mistakes in performance that we can really begin to notice what needs attention.” You don’t have to be a musician to appreciaterepparttar 150570 value of his wisdom. Zander actively trains his students to celebrate their mistakes by lifting their arms inrepparttar 150571 air, smiling, and saying, “How fascinating!” Carl Jung,repparttar 150572 Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist who founded analytic psychology, tells us that "Criticism hasrepparttar 150573 power to do good when there is something that must be destroyed, dissolved, or redirected, but it is capable only of harm when there is something to be built." In The Art of Possibility,repparttar 150574 Zanders share a fundamental practice that is captured inrepparttar 150575 catch-phrase, "it's all invented." It's all a story you tell -- not just some of it, but all of it. And every story you tell is founded on a network of hidden assumptions. Zander explains, "We do not mean that you can just make anything up and have it magically appear. We mean that you can shiftrepparttar 150576 framework to one whose underlying assumptions allow forrepparttar 150577 conditions you desire. Let your thoughts and actions spring fromrepparttar 150578 new framework and see what happens."

Here's a great example ofrepparttar 150579 power of shifting your framework and assumptions: A shoe factory sends two marketing scouts to a region of Africa to studyrepparttar 150580 prospects for expanding business. One sends back a telegram saying, "Situation hopeless. No one wears shoes." The other writes back triumphantly, "Glorious business opportunity. They have no shoes!" I invite you to take out a piece of stationery and write yourself a letter, dating it for a year from now. Project yourself intorepparttar 150581 future as you write a letter about allrepparttar 150582 insights you will have acquired andrepparttar 150583 milestones you will have attained duringrepparttar 150584 year, as if your accomplishments forrepparttar 150585 next twelve months were already inrepparttar 150586 past.

“Inrepparttar 150587 realm of possibility, we gain our knowledge by invention. Language creates categories of meaning that open up new worlds to explore. The pie is enormous, and if you take a slice,repparttar 150588 pie is whole again. ” --Benjamin Zander

What is possible when you invent a new point of view for your business or your life?

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Sell Yourself to Be Successful in Life

Written by Patric Chan

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Let’s look at another example, this time fromrepparttar world of business.

Suppose you are looking for a dry cleaning service to use on a weekly basis. There are two in your neighborhood, and you decide to visit each one. When you walk intorepparttar 150569 first one, you are struck by how dimrepparttar 150570 lights are, how clutteredrepparttar 150571 counter is, and byrepparttar 150572 fact that you had to wait five minutes forrepparttar 150573 clerk to come out to see you. When he finally does, he looks atrepparttar 150574 ground while he explains to you thatrepparttar 150575 lights are so dim because rent is high and they are trying to cut costs.

So you visitrepparttar 150576 second dry cleaning business, and immediately notice a big difference. The store is bright,repparttar 150577 counters are clean, andrepparttar 150578 clerk is waiting atrepparttar 150579 counter as you walk in, with a demeanor that says to you, "I am ready to serve you." He politely explains all his stores policies, and you have a very good feeling as you leave.

Which dry cleaning service will you pick? The second one. Why? Becauserepparttar 150580 store, andrepparttar 150581 clerk, “sold” you on that store. Inrepparttar 150582 clerk’s case, he sold you on himself.

Selling yourself is nothing to be afraid of. All it takes is a little self-confidence and a little effort to display that self-confidence, whether inrepparttar 150583 form of your dress, your appearance, your conversation, or your people skills.

Warmest regards,

Patric Chan CEO,

Patric Chan is considered one of those ordinary 'Average Joes' who has achieved extraordinary results in making money online and offline. He's an author, speaker and infopreneur who had worked with many other successful individuals around the world. Patric shares valuable success tips and ideas that will take the subscriber to the next level of personal improvement at

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