How To Get What You Want By Breaking The Rules

Written by Michael D. Pollock

"Breakrepparttar rules Michael? I couldn't do that!" Of course you could. In fact, I'd suggest your rules are precisely what keep you from having what you want in life.

When I say "rules," I mean:

* your ingrained ways of thinking. * your hidden assumptions. * your habits. * your misplaced generalities.

Rules might also include that which you call "common sense." One ofrepparttar 102076 greatest rule breakers ever, Albert Einstein, wrote "common sense isrepparttar 102077 collection of prejudices acquired by age 18."

Are you feeling "stuck?" Are you in a rut? Can't find a solution to an ongoing problem or challenge? If so, like many of my clients, it's probably one of your rules keeping you that way.

Here's a simple example. A client - who I'll call Janice - really wanted to begin an exercise program, but she had written it off as impossible due to her busy schedule.

In our conversations, Janice would say things like "that's justrepparttar 102078 way it is," or "it's out of my control." As I questioned Janice further, it became clear one of her rules was "I have to go to a gym to workout."

Now that may sound silly to some people, but for Janice, all she knew was "I have to go to a gym to work out, and I don't have time to go to a gym." Like a horse with blinders on, it's all she could see.

"Janice, who says you have to go to a gym to exercise?"

Light-bulb-aha moment for sure. As soon as Janice let go of that little rule, she was able to considerrepparttar 102079 many other options available to her.

Find Your Ideal Career (or Business) And Create Your Life Resume

Written by Maria Marsala

Want a career (or business) that brings a smile to your heart? Don't know exactly what that career might be? This list of ideas can start you on your way. Makerepparttar process fun by scheduling a visit to your favorite place --repparttar 102075 beach, mountains, whatever -- where you can compile your lists and daydream too!

Seven years ago, I completedrepparttar 102076 process described below by trial and error -- or was it error and error?! I didn't have a non-biased person, such as my coach or a consultant to support and assist me inrepparttar 102077 process. I createdrepparttar 102078 process as I went along. You are much luckier than I was atrepparttar 102079 time! You have this Life Resume and you know where you can go to hire a coach!

Take an assessment test: personality, skills, etc. I have compiled a few lists of free online assessment tests and quizzes for you at Also check your local phone book for college career centers, career consultants, or career counselors who offer such tests and many other helpful services too. Online visitrepparttar 102080 coach referral resources located at

Start a new type of resume. Listrepparttar 102081 first paying job you had and then start writing allrepparttar 102082 tasks you performed. You will not be graded on your penmanship... promise!

Compose a volunteer resume, same format as listed above - listingrepparttar 102083 positions and tasks you performed.

Create a list of what you volunteered to do when you went to school. What organizations did you belong to? What projects did you volunteer for? If you're a mom and/or wife (dad or husband), add lists for those areas too! You're putting together a "this is your life resume".

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