Naming And Claiming

Written by Stephanie West Allen

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Increasingrepparttar number of people living in joy has a positive impact on our workplaces and our communities. One who invites joy into his or her life also invites greater wellness, fortune, and success. As joy increases in our business organizations, those organizations become healthier, wealthier, and more successful. And, as joy expands in our society, it will become a place more inclusive, productive, and peaceful. This joy is potent stuff.

Daily Exercise

Naming can be much like claiming. Think of a trait you would like to claim for yourself -- if not joy, then maybe health, wealth, success, happiness, peace, kindness,repparttar 123907 big, blue sky isrepparttar 123908 limit. For today, call yourself, name yourself, that trait. Maybe “I am health.” Or “I am kindness.” Stand up tall and say, “I am [your chosen name]” at least once an hour today. Sing it inrepparttar 123909 shower. Shout it with glee inrepparttar 123910 park.

Write it down each hour, too. “I am [your chosen name].” All throughoutrepparttar 123911 day, carryrepparttar 123912 paper with your new name close to you. Grin when you think of it in your pocket or purse or under your belt.

Don’t just write it on paper. Use your finger to trace it inrepparttar 123913 air or in a pond. Write it in your food with your fork. Form your name with flowers or spell it out with jellybeans. Let today be permeated by your new name. The trait you claimed will become yours.

What will you name yourself today?

Stephanie West Allen, JD, is the author of _24 7 This! The Merry Method To Accelerate Success_. Excerpts at She coaches people in using the two Merry Maxims, WYTUG (What You Think Upon Grows) and LULU (Loosen Up, Lighten Up), to achieve health, wealth, creativity, and harmonized relationships. mail

Is Your Life Out Of Control? Then Do Something About It!

Written by Maria Marsala

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~Do you act or speak like you'll never be satisfied? ~Does your life go from a problem to solve or an item to do from your list, then another and another? ~Do you "never" have enough time? ~Do you stay around negative people or groups - just because you're afraid to be alone? ~Do you find yourself constantly putting yourself down in your self-talk or as you talk to others? ~Do you say "thank you" to a compliment or find something to criticize? ~Do you find yourself doing things you "really don't want to be doing"? ~Do you score high onrepparttar adrenaline addicted self-test? ~Do you gossip a lot? ~Do you give up on your dreams easily? ~Do you have people in your life who support you with "your dreams"? ~Do you find it easier to be a "victim" - oh poor me, look what they've done vs. your own best friend? ~Do you fear failure or success and stay "stuck" often?

If you've identified yourself inrepparttar 123906 list above,repparttar 123907 next question to answer is what are you going to do about it? Userepparttar 123908 updated analogy below to see what assistance you may require at this time in your life. Sometimes, we even can userepparttar 123909 assistance of a few people and new friends, too.

A therapist will help you explore your past and fears. A consultant will tell you how do it. A coach will provide you with tools and encouragement as you take action. A mentor will show you how. (original analogy author unknown)

So do it now! Take back control of your life. Empower yourself. Grow. Change your attitude. And you'll developrepparttar 123910 life you were meant to live!

Maria Marsala is an internationally known coach, author, and speaker. A former Wall Street trader and manager, she is the author of the ebook Thinking of Starting a Business... Let's Talk About What's Next. Subscribe to her free ezine "Helping You and Your Business Grow" at

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