Written by Dr. Scott Brown, Ph.D.

There is nothing more valuable to a sentient being then peace of mind that comes from living each day from a place of love. The alternative is an existence where perception is based on fear as taught to us byrepparttar ego. The ego teaches us that we are separate from one another; that grandiosity through competitiveness isrepparttar 151048 path to our greatness because scarcity of resources isrepparttar 151049 nature of our existence.

For this reasonrepparttar 151050 greatest spiritual teachers of modern times teachrepparttar 151051 necessity of discardingrepparttar 151052 ego as a guide to our thoughts and actions. Buddha for instance came to see that inrepparttar 151053 absence ofrepparttar 151054 ego our minds are all united into a collective consciousness. The mind that isrepparttar 151055 voice of “A Course in Miracles” and who’s name is poorly translated intorepparttar 151056 word “Jesus” came to see that inrepparttar 151057 absence ofrepparttar 151058 ego our mind’s fuse into a collective mind he callsrepparttar 151059 “Sonship.” The shadowy figure of “Don Juan” chipped away at Carlos Casteneda’s ego like a jackhammer using spiritual knowledge from a Mesoamerican point of view.

Each great teacher shows us that there is a higher collective mind that is ready and willing to be our true guide if we will but listen and follow. Is this true inner guiderepparttar 151060 voice for our collective Mind andrepparttar 151061 great Mind that created our collective mind? Isrepparttar 151062 laying aside ofrepparttar 151063 egorepparttar 151064 path to our collective grandeur as opposed to a separate and petty grandiosity offered up to us by our perceived little separate selves?

Because of my position as finance professor and doctor of financial economics I meet many very wealthy people who seek my consultation or mastermind communion. The most successful rich people I have met extend a striking contrast to those individuals I consider rich but unsuccessful. The first group of wealthy individual is guided by love of all that they perceive in this world and live following a loving guide that only perceives abundance around us. These truly wealthy individuals extend love to everyone they meet and promotingrepparttar 151065 knowledge that all of us are equals and capable of greatness. The second group follows a miserly and fearful guide that only perceives lack inrepparttar 151066 world. Such individuals display great financial wealth but are truly poor because they project fear onto all they meet as they attack or defend themselves to stave offrepparttar 151067 scarcity they perceive inrepparttar 151068 world about them.

IT Career Error! Click Here to Repair

Written by Steve Bohler

Two years ago Jeff was a discontented software developer. His work left him frustrated and mentally drained each day. His performance reviews were generally positive, but always noted a lack of genuine interest or motivation. He agreed completely with these reviews. Following a specific aptitude test and some coaching, Jeff understoodrepparttar reason and set his sights on becoming a systems administrator…and he’s never looked back.

Jeff’s feeling that there was something missing in his career is all too common. Despiterepparttar 150801 money,repparttar 150802 telecommuting—and evenrepparttar 150803 sandals—a growing number of IT professionals are complaining that their work lives seem to have no meaning. And onrepparttar 150804 surface, this doesn’t seem to make sense. These folks seem to haverepparttar 150805 necessary interest in technology, evenrepparttar 150806 basic aptitudes for it. But they are frustrated by their work, find it tedious and rarely spend their free time reading trade magazines about their profession.

What’srepparttar 150807 explanation?

In nature, plants and animals flourish whenrepparttar 150808 environment matches their needs. That’s why you don’t find frogs inrepparttar 150809 desert. But this is a lesson too many people ignore.

According to one recent study, 80% of corporate employees were in jobs that did not make use of their talents. So is it any wonder that up to 60% ofrepparttar 150810 polled workforce plans to switch jobs inrepparttar 150811 next 12 months?

Most people—including IT professionals—spend more time researching a home computer purchase than they do deciding on their life’s work. They simply assume because they’re fascinated with computers that IT isrepparttar 150812 career for them. Besides, it pays well. But this kind of thinking is all-too-often a direct route to a “toxic job”.

What to do?

We all know how to figure out which computer is best for us. We make a chart. We gather information. We assign values. We findrepparttar 150813 right match between our needs, our desires and pocketbooks. The same kind of evaluation can help us findrepparttar 150814 right career match. We just need to evaluate a different set of parameters: our interests, values, personality style, temperament and life goals.

If you’re going to find a career you truly love, a profession in which you will thrive, you have to align your innate aptitudes/talents withrepparttar 150815 requirements ofrepparttar 150816 profession. For decades medical students have used certain types of aptitude testing to determine what field of medicine will they be successful in and, consequently, enjoy. It has equally beneficial applications inrepparttar 150817 IT arena.

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