Ten Steps for Creating Success Joyfully

Written by Neva Howell

Personal power and creativity, when balanced, generate tremendous energy! Success includes helping others, harnessing your own creative genius and living your life from a space of calm, personal power. These tips can help you find that walk of strength to bring forth your personal goals and dreams in a good way.

In my work as an actress, on stage, film and tv, and in my years of work teaching acting classes of all levels, I've watched in amazement asrepparttar process of developing optimal performance in acting began to illuminaterepparttar 131319 process toward developing optimal performance in other areas of my life -- in all areas, in fact.

I began to see thatrepparttar 131320 qualities one needs to be a good actor wererepparttar 131321 same ones needed to succeed in any other endeavor, including spiritual awakening. One needs confidence, full knowledge ofrepparttar 131322 role one is playing, andrepparttar 131323 ability to make it real for oneself and, therefore, real forrepparttar 131324 audience as well. (This is so likerepparttar 131325 process of awakening, to me. We at once realize we are spiritual beings having a physical experience, and notrepparttar 131326 other way around - as Wayne Dyer put it so well -- and inrepparttar 131327 next breath, realize that we agreed to see it through, to make it real) One must be flexible, imaginative and emotionally free of restrictions and blockage.

One must be willing to dedicaterepparttar 131328 time and effort, to explorerepparttar 131329 script they've been given, work withrepparttar 131330 other characters onrepparttar 131331 stage and make their environment home.

One ofrepparttar 131332 best ways you can increase both your success-thinking and your creativity, is to take a good acting class. Preferrably one where there is improvisation included, which means that you work without a script - making it up as you go along. It's thrilling, scary and generates tremendous mental growth.

Books have been written onrepparttar 131333 creative aspects of acting and I might write an article later on about that very subject but I only touch on it here, to let you know where some of these ideas have sprang from.

Others have sprang from my spiritual path and may include ideas and concepts that are new to you. I encourage you to just try these ten things for a month and see how you feel atrepparttar 131334 end ofrepparttar 131335 30 days!

10 Spiritually Sound Ways to Boost Success and Creativity

1. Accept assistance. Get help with some of what you are trying to do, or be willing to let something go when you are overwhelmed. Conquer any fear of you may have of collaboration or asking for help. If you look closely at why you feel you have to do everything yourself, you'll find some kind of fear operating that is keeping beneficial help from reaching you. In fact, during this next 30 days make it a discipline to ask for help at least once a day.

2. Vision it in! Dedicate time daily, to visualizing what you wish to create, and spend time doing some kind of practice or review of what you have done. Commit to doing something every day, but do not set a rigid amount that must be done. One sentence, written well, makes for a more successful day than twenty pages written poorly. In other words, develop a healthy respect forrepparttar 131336 act of visualization and write it into your schedule as part of your work.

3. Seek non-human assistance. Ask for a totem animal, to help you manifest your dreams and to show yourepparttar 131337 best way to proceed. Make a list ofrepparttar 131338 skills you need, and announce to Spirit that you would like a "power" animal to teach you. The animal may come in dreamtime or during your daily meditations. It may appear in your life. Personally, Spider is one of my most influential totems and appears a great deal when I am writing. Ifrepparttar 131339 concept of Totem, or Power Animals, is new to you, you might enjoy reading Animal Speak OR Animal Wise by Ted Andrews. It opened a wonderful new world of wisdom and non-linear thinking for me and it might dorepparttar 131340 same for you! You might also enjoy exploringrepparttar 131341 use of Totem Essences for stronger connection to non-human teachers in your environment and spiritual realms.

4. Avoid squandering energies. If you cannot focus onrepparttar 131342 chosen aspect, let it go and do something else. If blocked, let it go for a while and come back to it later. Inrepparttar 131343 past, this has always been a very hard one for me. The more I wanted something to be working, or completed,repparttar 131344 more driven I tended to be. However, years of operating that way have taught me that more productivity can be achieved by shifting attention away fromrepparttar 131345 thing so desperately desired, when feeling urgent or driven. It balancesrepparttar 131346 creative flow. Take a break when you least feel that you can afford to stop.

Don't Quit Your Job.....Yet!

Written by Myrtis Smith

Now thatrepparttar economy has picked up, many people are considering making a job change. Before you take that leap its important to consider why you are leaving, what you are trying to accomplish, and ensuring that you've exhausted all avenues at your current place of employment.

Don't get me wrong, I am all for moving up and moving out. Ifrepparttar 131316 job you have is not meeting your needs there is nothing wrong with searching for greener pastures. But looking for a new job is not an easy task. It requires a lot of time and energy. There is a lot of work involved withrepparttar 131317 job search process. Unfortunately for many people look for a new job as a knee-jerk response to dissatisfaction at their current job. The good news is that a new job doesn't necessarily mean a new company. Let's examine several options you may want to consider before submitting that resignation letter.

1. Know why you are leaving. Is itrepparttar 131318 money? Lack of growth potential? Personality conflicts with co-workers? Company policies? Invest time to understand why you want to leave your current employer and what you hope to find at your new employer. If these reasons are not clear to you, you may find yourself inrepparttar 131319 exact same situation within months of starting at your new job.

2. Run TO something, not FROM something. If you have a dream job, andrepparttar 131320 opportunity appears for you to get that job, then go for it! All of us should be so lucky to know exactly what we want to do and have a chance to do it. But if you're leaving because something at your current company is not right, your desire go somewhere, anywhere, may affect your ability objectively weigh a job offer.

3. Don't let money rule. You can always leave your current job, go somewhere else, and make more money. Its no secret that companies generally pay more to woo new comers. But think aboutrepparttar 131321 other financial compensation you may have at your current company. Things like vesting inrepparttar 131322 retirement plan, stock options, employer's 401K match, and better benefits. Dollar for dollar, these things be worth a lot more than a higher salary.

4. Look for other career opportunities within your current company. If you've built a decent reputation at your current company investigate other career opportunities there before looking elsewhere. Most companies have an internal job posting system that will allow you to apply for positions in other parts ofrepparttar 131323 company. Switching to another department within you current company givesrepparttar 131324 much needed change that comes from starting a new job, but you won't lose any ofrepparttar 131325 benefits (vesting, vacation, etc.) that you've built up over time.

5. Look to change your current work situation. Maybe there are personality conflicts in your current team. Maybe you're working a great deal of overtime or have a ghastly long commute. Examine every facet of what you don't like about your current job and see if there is a solution that will change your situation forrepparttar 131326 better. Can you arrange to work from home one day a week? Have you developed friendships withrepparttar 131327 people in your department? Have you found a mentor who can help guide you through career decisions? All of these little changes can make a huge impact on how you feel about your job.

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