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Is your success by chance or by choice? In this video I want to share with you some easy ways to determine that.
One of my goals in this journey of personal development is to determine what the minimum amount is that someone can do without putting a whole lot of effort into something, whether it be a great relationship, a business, health, or even balance in our lives. Today I want to explore, what is the fewest amounts of tools that we need to be successful and create the lives we dream of?
If you have a child that is struggling, unmotivated, or uninterested in school, or really in any specific aspect of their life, we have to make sure to inform them about a very special three letter word.
That three letter word is WHY.
If your child does not like something, then they do not understand the value of it. You have to explain to the child why you are putting the child through this. What is the value?
If you can get your child to see how valuable something is for their future, they will go from being uninterested, to being excited about it.
For example, there was a child that loved hockey. The child said he absolutely did not like math and did not want to do math. His teacher asked him to draw out all the shapes in hockey. The child drew all the different shapes, and when he was done the teacher explained that if he wanted to REALLY understand and excel in hockey, he has to know math. Then he automatically looked at his mom and said “I want to learn math.”
Sit down and explain the value of the subject or activity that the child is engaged in, and WHY they are doing it and see the transformation of your child’s view on that subject.
For more information, watch the video above and feel free to leave me a comment or any questions you may have.
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One thing that I’ve seen that leads to unhappiness is when our identity is tied to our results or what we do at work. For example, “Is my identity a mother raising children?”, “Is my identity a father?”, “Is my identity look at the job I have”, “Look at the house I have”… Is that my identity?
What I’ve found working with a lot of people is that as long as that is the majority of one’s identity then it is very hard to be happy. Because if my identity is outside of myself then I have to put so much energy into that working, and there is such a fear about all of that collapsing because that is your identity so you feel like you have to make it work.
This message is not do something different or quit what you are doing. I am just asking you to reflect on “Who are you? What is your identity?” Do you have a job or does the job have you?
Bliss is one step beyond happiness. It’s that breathtaking moment once you have exceeded that state of being extremely happy. So how do you have these breathtaking moments every single day?
Now I want you to stop and think about those moments when you actually experienced having your breath being taken away. It could be that moment when you climbed a mountain, reached the top, and witnessed all that beauty around and beneath you. It could be the moment when you watched a child being born, seeing how the miracle of life is made real right in front of your eyes.
Yes, you can have those every single day, and you don’t even need to climb mountains or deliver babies. You can actually create those moments.