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Welcome to Stepping Into Transition, the newsletter
designed to help you navigate your way through the
challenges of change into an authentic and empowered
|Practicing Inner Acknowledgment|
| ||There is no doubt that positive feedback and
acknowledgment are in short supply these days. In a
world where e mails, cell phone calls and other demands
of modern life constantly compete for one's time and
attention, the time and attention needed to provide
others with simple acknowledgment to keep them
motivated and on track has been relegated to the back
seat of the priority scale.|
If this is the reality, then what guide can people use to
keep them motivated and persisting at a job, skill or
endeavor. How can they gage the effectiveness of what
they're doing. One way is to change the focus or
perspective away from obtaining outer acknowledgment
to practicing the art of inner acknowledgment.
| ||As a professional coach, I find that one of the most
effective ways to instill new behavior is to ask powerful
questions. Here are some questions to guide you
towards the practice of inner acknowledgment.|
How can my work or activity satisfy my personal
For example, if you are in sales and you can identify that
one of your most important values is learning, how can
you view each sales presentation as one that maximizes
this value. If you saw yourself in a learning mode each
time you made a sales presentation, you could become
a resource person who is continually engaged in
educating yourself and your prospects. This one step
could elevate your mood or energy level because you
knew you were on purpose.
How can my work or activity satisfy my personal vision
If you can identify a fulfilling vision of your future, you
can answer whether the work or activity you are
engaged in is a good match for taking you there. If you
are unsure of what your vision looks like, there are a
number of ways to help you find it including personal
reflection, keeping a journal or mindfulness activities
such as meditation. Of course, professional coaching is
a powerful way to focus you and keep you moving
towards your vision.
|Not Taking Things Personally|
| ||Of course this is easier said than done but not taking
things personally is an effective strategy to help you
bounce back from perceived setbacks. For example, If
you can see as I pointed out in my opening paragraph
that people are busier and more distracted than ever,
you can determine that the lack of feedback or
acknowledgment is not about you, but is actually about
the changing state of our society.|
You can then choose not to be disappointed or
frustrated, so you can go about pursuing the actions
needed to accomplish your desired goals.
|This Month's Quote And Recommended Reading|
| ||"Self Worth Cannot Be Verified By Others. You Are
Worthy Because You Say It Is So. If You Depend On
Others For Your Value, It Is Other Worth."|
-Dr. Wayne Dyer
In "The Art Of Happiness At Work", the Dalai Lama
explores job, career, calling and finding the ultimate
happiness at work. A great read to help you tap into
finding greater satsfaction in your work whatever that
Look out for October's issue of Stepping Into
Transition on "The Importance Of Personal Boundaries".
Until next time . . Phil