Book Summary: The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success

Written by By: Regine Azurin

Dr. Deepak Chopra is a well-known author of more than 25 books. He is one ofrepparttar leading spokespersons for a growing movement of physicians who are combining modern Western medicine with ancient Eastern healing methods. Chopra was formerlyrepparttar 105235 Chief of Staff at Boston Regional Medical Center, and he has taught at Tufts University and Boston University Schools of Medicine. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success is a short but insightful book that explains how simple actions can make a big difference. Some parts of it may appear abstract to those who have not experienced Eastern philosophy.

Based on natural laws which govern all of creation, this book shattersrepparttar 105236 myth that success isrepparttar 105237 result of hard work, exacting plans, or driving ambition.

Deepak Chopra offers a life-altering perspective onrepparttar 105238 attainment of success: Once we understand our true nature and learn to live in harmony with natural law, a sense of well-being, good health, fulfilling relationships, energy and enthusiasm for life, and material abundance will spring forth easily and effortlessly.

1. The Law Of Pure Potentiality

This law is based onrepparttar 105239 fact that we are, in our essential state, pure consciousness. According to Chopra, pure consciousness is pure potentiality, it isrepparttar 105240 field of all possibilities and infinite creativity. Other attributes of consciousness are pure knowledge, infinite silence, perfect balance, invincibility, simplicity and bliss. The more you experience your true nature,repparttar 105241 closer you are torepparttar 105242 field of pure potentiality. The experience ofrepparttar 105243 Self, or "self-referral", means that our internal reference point is our own spirit and notrepparttar 105244 object of our experience.

Another way to accessrepparttar 105245 field of pure potentiality is throughrepparttar 105246 practice of non-judgment. Judgment isrepparttar 105247 constant evaluation of things as right or wrong, good or bad. When you are constantly evaluating, classifying, labeling, analyzing, you create a lot of turbulence in your internal dialogue. This turbulence constrictsrepparttar 105248 flow of energy between you andrepparttar 105249 field of pure potentiality.

2. The Law Of Giving

In order to keep energy and prosperity coming to us, we have to keeprepparttar 105250 energy circulating. A river must keep flowing, otherwise it begins to stagnate, to suffocate and strangle its very own life force. Giving and receiving are different aspects ofrepparttar 105251 flow of energy inrepparttar 105252 universe. If you stoprepparttar 105253 flow of either, you interfere with nature's intelligence.

Practicingrepparttar 105254 Law of Giving is actually very simple: if you want joy, give joy to others. If you want love- learn to give love, if you want attention and appreciation, learn to giverepparttar 105255 same, if you want material abundance,help others to get material abundance. The easiest way to get what you want is to help others get what they want. If you want to be blessed with allrepparttar 105256 things in life, learn to silently bless everyone with allrepparttar 105257 good things in life.

3. The Law of Karma

Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind - what we sow is what we reap. When we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others,repparttar 105258 fruit of our karma is one of happiness and success.

Karma is cause andrepparttar 105259 effect of your actions simultaneously. Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us inrepparttar 105260 same way we are sending it out. Karma impliesrepparttar 105261 action of conscious choice-making. Some of these choices are made consciously, while others are made unconsciously. The best way to maximizerepparttar 105262 use of karmic law is to become consciously aware ofrepparttar 105263 choices we make in every moment. Everything that is happening in this moment is a result ofrepparttar 105264 choicesyou have made inrepparttar 105265 past.

The essence ofrepparttar 105266 Law of Karma isrepparttar 105267 idea of cause and effect. By takingrepparttar 105268 steps necessary to bring happiness and success to others,repparttar 105269 universe will reciprocate by providing you with happiness and abundance.

4. The Law of Least Effort

There is a natural effortless ease in many things. If you observe nature at work, you will see that least effort is expended. Grass doesn't try to grow, it just grows. Fish don't try to swim, they just swim. Flowers don't try to bloom, they just bloom. This is their essential nature. It is alsorepparttar 105270 nature ofrepparttar 105271 sun to shine. It is human nature to make our dreams manifest into physical form, easily and effortlessly.

Book Summary: The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player

Written by By: Regine Azurin

A follow-up companion reader to The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork, here is a clear character profile ofrepparttar ideal Team Player. Maxwell stresses some main qualities of a good team player: intentional, or she is focused on repparttar 105233 big picture, relational, focused on others, selfless, willing to take a backseat forrepparttar 105234 good ofrepparttar 105235 team, and tenacious - works hard to overcome obstacles, no matter what.

1. Adaptable: If you won't change forrepparttar 105236 team,repparttar 105237 team may change youTeam players who are most likely to become adaptable possessrepparttar 105238 following characteristics: a) they are highly teachable; b) they are emotionally secure; c) they are creative; and, d) they are service-minded individuals.

To achieve such characteristic,repparttar 105239 following are recommended: a) get intorepparttar 105240 habit of learning; b) reevaluate your role onrepparttar 105241 team; and, c)think outsiderepparttar 105242 lines.

2. Collaborative: Working together precedes winning together Collaboration isrepparttar 105243 key word when it comes to meeting challenges as a team. Cooperation is merely working together agreeably, but collaborating means working together more aggressively. Every team player must bring something more torepparttar 105244 table, and not just put in his minimum required work.

A collaborative team player needs to change in four key areas: a) Perception; b) Attitude; c) Focus; and, d) Results

3. Committed: There are no halfhearted champions Commitment usually is discovered inrepparttar 105245 midst of adversity. Committed people don't surrender easily. It does not depend on gifts or abilities. Rather, it isrepparttar 105246 result of choice. Commitment lasts when it's based on values. If it's something you believe in, it's easier to keep.

To improverepparttar 105247 level of commitment, one must:

- Tie commitments to values. - Take a risk. - Evaluate teammates' commitment.

4. Communicative: A team is many voices with a single heartCommunicative team players do not isolate themselves from others; make it easy for teammates to communicate with them; followrepparttar 105248 twenty-four hour rule; give attention to potentially difficult relationships; and, follow up important communication in writing. To improve communication one is expected to: a) be candid; b) be quick; and, c) be inclusive.

5. Competent: If you can't, your team won't Competent does not mean simply having adequate skills to perform a job. It meansrepparttar 105249 individual must be highly qualified to dorepparttar 105250 job well. To improverepparttar 105251 level of competence, one must: a) focus yourself professionally; b) sweatrepparttar 105252 small stuff; c) give more attention to implementation.

6. Dependable: Teams go to Go-To players

The essence of dependability:

- Pure motives. If there are no hidden agendasrepparttar 105253 team will make progress. - The ability to take on responsibility. The team player must wantrepparttar 105254 ball and be able to sink it inrepparttar 105255 basket and score. - Sound thinking and good judgment, when it counts. - Consistent contribution, no matter how tired, overwhelmed or distracted, you must be able to deliver.

To improve dependability one must: a) check your motives; b) discover what your word is worth.; and, c) find someone to hold you accountable.

7. Disciplined: Where there's a will, there's a win Discipline is doing what you really don't want to do, so that you can do what you really want to do. It means payingrepparttar 105256 price so you can haverepparttar 105257 reward later. To becomerepparttar 105258 kind of players teams want, people must develop discipline in three areas.

- Disciplined thinking. Keep your mind active, and always think aboutrepparttar 105259 right things. - Disciplined emotions. Either you master your emotions, or be mastered by them. - Disciplined actions. Action separatesrepparttar 105260 winners fromrepparttar 105261 losers. When people act on what they must do, it is forrepparttar 105262 benefit of all those onrepparttar 105263 team.

8. Enlarging Adding value to teammates is invaluable

Team members love a player who is able to inspire them to become more successful. Team players who enlarge their teammates share common characteristics:

- Enlargers value their teammates. - Enlargers value what their teammates value. - Enlargers add value to their teammates. - Enlargers make themselves more valuable.

How do we become Enlargers?

- Believe in others before they believe in you. - Serve others before they serve you. - Add value to others before they add value to you.

Point out your teammates' strengths, encourage and motivate them out of their comfort zone, but within their gift zone.

9. Enthusiastic: Your heart isrepparttar 105264 source of energy forrepparttar 105265 team People who bring an enthusiastic attitude to teamwork often.

- Take responsibility for their own enthusiasm. - Act their way into feeling. The only way to begin is simply to begin! - Believe in what they are doing. - Spend time with enthusiastic people. Enthusiasm is contagious.

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