Through Stress Comes KindnessWritten by Laura Johnson
Through Stress Comes Kindness By Laura Johnson In these times when companies are constantly down-sizing and right-sizing there is always a lot of stress. The stress comes first from rumors that it may happen, then actual doomsday when it happens, and then aftermath of finding out how company is going to operate. But there is one other thing that happens through all of this too… Kindness! People start reaching out to people like never before. Feelings are displayed, discussed, and disseminated. There is concern and interest not only in situation but in people’s lives in general. Suddenly you find out there are others that have been through this. You hear stories of how they not only survived but came through it with greater gains of friends, opportunities and sometimes even greater salaries. Friends grow and new ones blossom as people reach out to know they are part of something that they may not have control over but that they all have in common. Where business was call of day, it still is but human factor comes out more too. It becomes a time when it okay to express yourself and let others know you. It becomes a time when you can joke about things that you never would have before just to relieve tension and everyone understands.
Business Career, Executive, Life Coaching Article Mechanisms of the Mind (Achieving Success)Written by Ruth Zanes
Suppose that human mind is nothing more than a bio-computer and that function of this computer is to get its owner exactly what he says he wants.. The computer mind takes what you say very literally. So, if you say you cannot do something, mind interprets that as a command and makes sure you cannot do it. If you say you are confused and don't know what you want, mind makes sure you have that experience.
That is why harder we try to change, very things we want to change persist stronger than ever. Think about it. How many times in a day do we give our minds negative commands? We say things such as "this is hard for me," or we complain that we don't have something we want in our lives. When mind hears us making these declarations, it hears it as a command, not as a wish it wasn't so. If this is way our computer minds work then we have to find a way to give it commands that get us what we want. Positive affirmations are a way to do exactly that.
There was a time in my life when I used to complain that I knew how to make lots of money, but I could not hold onto it - that I would manage to find a way to make it disappear and thus never seemed to have any reserves. Guess what kept happening? Finally this way of life and "my story" about it became untenable, not to mention scary. With help of a coach, I began to use affirmations such as "I am a competent manager of my money and make good investments." Or, "I know how to educate myself and take actions that will result in building reserves." I would write these affirmations daily, look at myself in mirror and repeat them every day until I started to really hear them and believe them.