Tag Archives: Positive Living

Stages of the moon

Understanding Your LifeStage

A Stage of Life, or LifeStage (LS) is a general classification that can help group a person into a ‘bucket’ of similar people.   LS’s have typically been classified by age group only, which is not necessarily wrong.  However, my take on LS’s differ slightly in that I add in some additional factors or attributes to […]

Black and white scale, balanced

Achieving Balance

Growing up, I was bombarded with messages from school, my family, and the media, just like everyone else.  The messages I heard probably sound familiar to you – go to school, work hard, put in the effort, and you will achieve everything your heart desires.  I know that many people have claimed that these messages […]

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The Importance of a Beginner’s Mind in Mastery

Beginner’s mind, or Shoshin in Zen Buddhism, refers to the attitude that you often see in people who just begin an activity.  This attitude is characterized by a general openness and eagerness to learn as well as not having any preconceptions while you learn whatever it is they are learning.  A popular Zen saying is […]

archery as mastery

The fearful road to mastery

The fearful road to mastery The journey to master is arduous, annoying, and full of so much pain that sometimes the mere thought of the activity, hobby, or passion can cause paralysis.  I have run into this so many times in my life that I have lost count.  I have been paralyzed into inaction far […]

Blue picture, reach for the stars

What should I do to become great?

There are a lot of steps in this journey and everyone’s journey will be different.  Only you will be able to decide if you are ‘Great.’  Here are some ideas for you below: Decide to consciously seek greatness. You must do this first.  Without that decision, nothing will follow.  Once you decide to follow this […]

Have to start somewhere

Good to Great!

Good to great! I hope that you read our last post, Why Be Great?, and have decided that cultivating greatness is worthwhile.  Sometimes, it’s hard to discern whether you are already doing great or if you are just doing ‘good.’  The reason for this is that there could be a lot of positive things going […]

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Why be Great?

Why be great? It is important to understand that being great is a choice that you get to make.  No one can make it for you and it doesn’t just happen because it would be ‘nice.’  Doing ‘well’ and being great are worlds apart.  It is important to assess whether you are happy where you […]

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How can I be happy when I am unemployed?

How can I be happy when I am unemployed? Staying positive is going to take an effort in itself, but it is worth it.  Try these ideas below:   Read something positive every day. There are so many sources for positive and inspirational reading: books, magazines, and blogs just to name a few.  Focusing on the […]

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Coping With Unemployment

Losing your job is not fun and being unemployed is hard.  Real hard.  When a person becomes unemployed, there is a tendency to focus on what has been lost, the difficulty of things to come, and the problems that losing a job could bring to you and your family.  It is important to remember that, […]

Enjoy activities more

More ways to enjoy the things you hate

Do you find that you don’t enjoy some of the activities that you have to do in life?  The place we most often experience this is work, right?  You ‘have’ to work in order to earn a living which means, even if you have chosen your job, you have not necessarily chosen all of the […]