How to find and realise your life purpose

Written by Dr. Ulla Sebastian

Do you have a life purpose? Are you aware of your goals and dreams and do you know how to achieve them?

A life purpose is like a light that helps you to focus your energy towards a distant goal and to overcome hindrances and blockages onrepparttar way.

A life purpose may be like a key word that runs like a red thread through many of your experiences.

In my seminars I found out, that many people could put their life under such a motto. For some is it love, for other trust, justice, hope, fairness, openness, wisdom, luck, wealth, fulfillment, integrity, truth, creativity, beauty, humanness, harmony, health or freedom.

What isrepparttar 135552 motto of your life or your present phase of life? Could you name it without having to think about it?

If not, I suggest a little exercise, that you can use for free if you click onrepparttar 135553 link atrepparttar 135554 end. It's part of a free course of how to find your vision and live your life's purpose.

Writing down your life purpose is like a commitment to yourself to reach your goals. A goal focuses your energy and directs it. A goal allows you to overcome difficult situations.

In working with life purposes I userepparttar 135555 technique of setting goals that are clear images of a desired result:

* Clear means that you recognise it when it happens. * Image means that you engagerepparttar 135556 right side of your brain to visualise a mental image that serves as a blueprint out of which your future will unfold. * Desired means that you would acceptrepparttar 135557 result if you could have it, and * Result means that you focus on a final motive and not a process.

Managing Monsters in Meetings - Part 2, Multiple Conversations

Written by Steve Kaye

Side conversations ruin meetings by destroying focus and fragmenting participation.

Approach 1: Ask for cooperation

Start by asking everyone to cooperate. Look atrepparttar middle ofrepparttar 135551 group (instead of atrepparttar 135552 talker) and say:

"Excuse me (pause to gain everyone's attention). I know all of your ideas are important. So, please let's have one speaker at a time."

"Excuse me. I'm having difficulty hearing what [contributing participant] is saying."

"There seems to be a great deal of interest for this issue. Could we have just one speaker at a time?"

These statements diplomatically acknowledge that a side conversation is occurring without namingrepparttar 135553 participants or putting them onrepparttar 135554 spot. Hostile statements, such as: "Hey you! Stop that!" will create hard feelings that undermine your effectiveness as a leader.

Approach 2: Changerepparttar 135555 process

If side conversations continue, changerepparttar 135556 rules to make cooperation more convenient. For example, you could use a speaking prop.

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