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If I cease searching, then, woe is me, I am lost. That is how I look at it - keep going, keep going come what may. Vincent Van Gogh
#LiveLife Life is far to short to be uptight, Let you hair down have a little fun sometimes. . Its okay to live in the rush occasionally, Instead of always taking everything so darn seriously. . Break your own rules too loose yourself then find yourself, Let go for a moment and find freedom above all else. . Misbehave playfully to the visions in your head, Do it thoughtfully and with positive intent. . Adrenaline pumping through your veins, A voice in you head saying this is insane. . Breathe it in deeply it feels so good to give up control, Let your guards down and become whole. . What's life if your not living... 📸 This pic after 4 wheel driving up the mountains in Slipper Island, standing up with my gal in the tray, one handed as she go pros our way - we live for thoose thrills. Do you?
Token 56: Be your own role model Think back to a recent time when you were at or near your best. Your skills, experience, situation, personal attributes and mindset all aligned, and you felt like you could do anything. You can be this person more often. Your skills and experience haven’t changed much (and if so, for the better). Your situation is mostly out of your control. Your personal attributes are likely the same as they ever were. But ah, mindset. Mindset is a choice. You can change it—right now, if you want. You can decide to live and work with positive intent through good times and bad, knowing that when all these other factors finally align, you’ll be there waiting with the mindset you need to take advantage of the moment. Your skills, experience, situation and personal attributes are what they are. Your mindset is what makes you who you are. The right mindset will make bad situations better and good situations great. Aspire to this. Become your own role model. Recognize the power that comes from deciding to be your best, and merely decide. . . Read more at giveatoken.org Be STOIC @ WORK at stoicatwork.com . . #stoicatwork #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #leadership #leader #management #coaching #pr #publicrelations #work #communication #communications #inspiration #motivation #relationships #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #goodlife #wisewords #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #meditation #daily #blog #saturdaymotivation #saturdaymorning
Token 55: When pressure arrives, apply discipline When you’re on deadline, or your boss is miffed about something, or your customers are disgruntled, return to your discipline. Forget about consequences, and politics, and duties, and sales, just for a moment. What value do you bring to this exchange? What skill can you contribute in this moment? Bring this kind of discipline to every significant action, to every substantive conversation. You will not just overcome the current challenge, but move closer to the change you seek to make in the world. . . Read more at http://giveatoken.org Find STOIC @ WORK on Facebook . . #stoicatwork #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #leadership #leader #management #coaching #pr #publicrelations #work #communication #communications #inspiration #motivation #relationships #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #goodlife #wisewords #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #meditation #daily #blog #fridayfeeling #fridaymotivation
Token 54: A universal job description Essential duties: • Act like you care. • Do something new. • Show improvement. . . Read more at http://giveatoken.org Find STOIC @ WORK on Facebook . . #stoicatwork #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #leadership #leader #management #coaching #pr #publicrelations #work #communication #communications #inspiration #motivation #relationships #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #goodlife #wisewords #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #meditation #daily #blog #thursdaymotivation #nowhiring
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Token 53: Be stoic, not static Being stoic at work means ignoring noise, banishing blame, and not complaining about things you can’t control. “It’s out of my control,” though, can be a handy excuse for doing nothing, particularly if someone is ignoring your input or your concerns, and taking what you believe to be a wrong course of action. And it’s often accompanied by a sense that if someone would just listen to your wisdom, everything would work out. And what follows is the odd, inhuman, corrosive pride that comes with watching others crash and burn, having ignored your input. The feeling of satisfaction you get from “I told you so” … the schadenfreude of seeing someone else struggle … just don’t go there, ok? And don’t call yourself a stoic. Because all the while, you are standing still. You have become static, with no sense of forward movement. You are betraying yourself and sacrificing your own growth and development, and for what? Instead of standing by, transfixed by the train wreck, ask yourself: How can I help? What can I learn? . . Read more at http://giveatoken.org Find STOIC @ WORK on Facebook . . #stoicatwork #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #leadership #leader #management #coaching #pr #publicrelations #work #communication #communications #inspiration #motivation #relationships #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #goodlife #wisewords #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #meditation #daily #blog #wednesdaywisdom #wednesdaymotivation
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Token 52: Don't let in the noise You can’t avoid negativity, gossip, ulterior motives or self-centered criticism at work anymore than you can avoid rain, insects, traffic or Black Friday ads. But you only have so much attention, and here’s the best part—it’s all yours. You get to decide where to put it. Give all of your attention to work that fulfills you, and to improving things that are within your control, and to helping the people you care about. The noise around you won’t go away, but it will fade into the background like the patter of soft rain on a window. . . Read more at http://giveatoken.org Find STOIC @ WORK on Facebook . . #stoicatwork #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #leadership #leader #management #coaching #pr #publicrelations #work #communication #communications #inspiration #motivation #relationships #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #goodlife #wisewords #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #meditation #daily #blog #tuesdaythoughts #tuesdaymotivation
Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. - Henry David Thoreau
Token 51: Are you a stoic at work? What do we believe? We believe that living and leading with positive intent is the only path to a good life. We believe that emotional labor is an investment that benefits everyone. We believe that leadership and wisdom are ours to employ, regardless of circumstance. We believe that simplicity and consistency are chief among our greatest virtues. We believe in communicating with positive intent, and assuming positive intent in others. What do we do? We support each other. We forgive each other. We accept each other. We challenge each other. We respect each other. We coach each other. We inspire each other. How do we do it? We approach every interaction with generosity and curiosity. We accept work as a core part of our nature. We thrive amid change and seek constant improvement. We actively resist negativity in all forms. We embrace adversity for all that it has to teach us. We are each a STOIC @ WORK. . . Read more at http://giveatoken.org Find STOIC @ WORK on Facebook . . #stoicatwork #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #leadership #leader #management #coaching #pr #publicrelations #work #communication #communications #inspiration #motivation #relationships #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #goodlife #wisewords #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #meditation #daily #blog #mondaymotivation #motivationmonday
Token 50: Clear your mind, clear your thoughts We have never been more connected, but loneliness, depression and anxiety are rampant. We have instant access to knowledge, information and entertainment, but struggle to find wisdom, leadership or generosity. We have unparalleled freedom to do creative, fulfilling work, but roadmaps and safety nets are scarce. This is not an easy time for anyone, but it doesn’t have to be so hard. We can’t control our circumstances, but we can control how we respond to them. The future is unpredictable, but we can future-proof ourselves. Tokens is 50 days old, and none the worse for wear. Today, we are proud to launch STOIC @ WORK, a Facebook community where people like us can support people like us on journeys like these. STOIC @ WORK isn’t about upgrading your skills. It isn’t about motivation. It’s for when you’re feeling overwhelmed, when your relationships falter, when you question yourself and your value and your direction. Join us. . . Read more at http://giveatoken.org. Find the STOIC @ WORK community on Facebook . . #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #leadership #leader #management #coaching #pr #publicrelations #work #communication #communications #inspiration #motivation #relationships #stoic #stoicism #stoicatwork #philosophy #goodlife #wisewords #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #meditation #daily #blog #sundaymorning #sundaymotivation
Not everyone is as evil or mean as you think. We choose our reaction to what they do or say to us. If we always assume positive intent, we win.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #positiveintent #perceptionisreality #reaction #choices #choosehappy #othersopinionsdontmatter #powerofpositivethinking
A couple of months ago I started a gratitude practice. I write down 10 things every day that I am grateful for. The concept is that it will rewire my brain to be on the lookout for more of those things. _________________________ What is happening is so much more than noticing the little things. It is changing how people respond to me. It is changing what I focus on. It is slowing my pace and creating a joy and presence in the here and now that is profound and unexpected. _________________________ As I was getting ready to write down my list, 5 or 6 easily spilled out of me. My favorite blanket, this spot in the house, my fitbit, sweaters with thumb holes, my favorite coffee cup... but as I thought of those, it sent my brain into reflecting on the week I got to spend with Jesse during our bathroom remodel. For the first time since I can remember I was just present in that space with him and love for him and our home and our life washed over me. I no longer feel a desperate longing for a bigger house, a shorter commute, a different ________ fill in the blank for the myriad of things I thought I needed. I just felt so happy and at peace with the here and now. _________________________ And for that, I am so grateful. . . . . . #last90days #dailygratitude #gratitudepractice #bepresent #peacefulheart #joyfulheart #bekindalways #womenleaders #momboss #happymom #healthyfamily #diy #homeremodel #couplegoals #leadbyexample #createpeace #bettereveryday #positiveintent #livewithintention
Token 49: Be stoic, stick it out, succeed Just like people, organizations falter from time to time—even the great ones. A dearth of talent, a toxic culture, an unfortunate change in leadership. Exactly none of these things are within your control, and your complaints about them are an irresponsible use of your emotional energy. If leaving isn’t a viable option, then the only option you have is to be stoic. Stick it out, and recognize that you’ll rarely find a better opportunity for learning and growth. Do your job. Consistently do the right thing for your team, your boss and yourself, just because it’s the right thing to do. Live a good life, regardless of your circumstances. Do this, and you won’t just weather the storm. You’ll emerge with stronger relationships and even greater success. . . Mention someone who should read this. 👇 Read more at http://giveatoken.org. 👈 Get Tokens and more by email: http://giveatoken.org/receive 🤘 . . #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #leadership #leader #management #coaching #work #pr #publicrelations #communication #communications #inspiration #motivation #relationships #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #goodlife #livebetter #wisewords #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #meditation #daily #blog #saturdaymorning #saturdaymotivation
Did you take a Morning Minute today? My Morning Minute is important for me because I need to unplug and replenish my spirit and my mind. My planner and I are in a successful relationship, I manage him and he manages me. From business, social, financial, personal, not to forget short and long term goals. We have a great understanding! Of course no day goes 100% as planned, but you can help steer it. Your intent every morning is what will reflect who you are and determines what your influence will bring to your future. So take the time every morning and unplug, replenish your spirit, reflect, and prioritize. #SipsTea #DropsMic 😉 #HappyFriday #kallenstyle #picoftheday #silouette #morningreflection #simplyme #kimoneblog #beyondblessed #wordsofencouragement #healthymentality #happyyou #selfcare #motivation #perspective #interiorstyling #influencer #lifestyle #designyourlife #cozyhome #instadesign #photography #morningminute #stevenfurtick #blessingsonblessings #positiveintent
Our 3rd and 4th grade students are learning about “assuming positive intent” this morning through a story and brief activity with our Dean of Elementary, Ms. Lapid. #conciousdiscipline #positiveintent #school #texas #education #discipline #houston
Token 48: Small tokens and grand gestures Generosity includes small tokens and grand gestures, and both are required to build trust. Help people in little ways every chance you get, and in large ways when it really means something. Do this consistently. Your relationships will be stronger, and when you find yourself in need, you won’t have to look too far for help. . . Mention someone who should read this. 👇 Read more at http://giveatoken.org. 👈 Get Tokens and more by email: http://giveatoken.org/receive 🤘 . . #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #leadership #leader #management #coaching #pr #publicrelations #communication #communications #inspiration #motivation #relationships #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #leaderseatlast #linchpin #livebetter #wisewords #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #meditation #daily #blog #fridayfeelings #friday
It’s the little details that make things vital. They make big things happen. - John Wooden
Space. On an abstract level, existence is made up of spaces between lines and dots. Line and dot, line and dot. It is in the line and dot that we find some sort of solace. Some sort of perception of clarity. And while we’re all scampering for the big picture, the final end, the happy endings, we somehow forget to appreciate the lines and the dots and all the darkness and light that lay in between the spaces. Que Sera Sera.
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Token 47: Your comfort zone is a starting point Most of us perform best—at work, at home, wherever—when we are in our comfort zone. Our minds are clear, our decisions are simple, and our actions are effective. To be a leader, though, you can’t stay in your comfort zone. You must expand that space over time. Expanding your comfort zone means identifying what makes you uncomfortable, and seeing it for what it is, and recognizing the risks (such as they are), and moving forward anyway. It means becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable, and doing this over, and over, and over again. The greatest leaders appear to live in a comfort zone that is permanent and perfect and preternatural. They do not. It’s an act. It looks easy because they’ve done it over, and over, and over again. They identify what makes them uncomfortable, they see it for what it is, they recognize the risks (such as they are), and they move forward anyway. To us, it’s great leadership. To them, it’s just a habit. So, make it your habit. . . Mention someone who should read this. 👇 Read more at http://giveatoken.org. 👈 Get Tokens and more by email: http://giveatoken.org/receive 🤘 . . #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #leadership #leader #management #coaching #pr #publicrelations #communication #communications #inspiration #motivation #relationships #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #leaderseatlast #linchpin #livebetter #wisewords #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #meditation #daily #blog #thursdaythoughts #thursdaymotivation
Both light and shadow are the dance of love - Rumi
Token 46: Correct your course in real time Even when you commit to living with positive intent, there will always be moments when you slip up, and revert to old habits. You know these habits when you see them. They’re your default reactions to that certain someone who rubs you the wrong way, or to the mundane tasks you just can’t bear to continue, or to your own doubts and insecurities. It’s important to recognize these moments in real time, and to stop yourself before you exacerbate them and cause real damage. The credit you’ve built up by living with positive intent can easily be lost in a single moment of weakness, if it makes others question whether you have truly changed and grown. These questions about your character might not be fair, but they are fundamental, and they linger. Train yourself to resist your old habits, and to avoid compounding them. . . Mention someone who should read this. 👇 Read more at http://giveatoken.org. 👈 Get Tokens and more by email: http://giveatoken.org/receive 🤘 . . #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #leadership #leader #management #coaching #pr #publicrelations #communication #communications #inspiration #motivation #relationships #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #leaderseatlast #linchpin #livebetter #wisewords #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #meditation #daily #blog #wednesdaywisdom #wednesdaymotivation
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Token 45: See the good in others, relentlessly To be the best you can be, you must assume the best in others. Assume every person’s intent is positive, and don’t let them convince you otherwise. There is good in there even if you can’t see it, and you will do yourself a kindness by seeking it out, even if you never find it. This is the habit of curiosity. . . Mention someone who should read this. 👇 Read more at http://giveatoken.org. 👈 Get Tokens and more by email: http://giveatoken.org/receive 🤘 . . #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #leadership #leader #management #coaching #pr #publicrelations #communication #communications #inspiration #motivation #relationships #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #leaderseatlast #linchpin #livebetter #wisewords #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #meditation #daily #blog #tuesdaythoughts #givingtuesday
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Token 44: Art that resonates The busier we become, the more we focus on the here and now, the less time we devote to appreciating art. What constitutes “art” depends on the individual—it can be theater, or music, or athletics, or television, or film, or video games, or poetry, or empathy, or creative thinking or acting in any field of industry or education. But if it grabs our attention, it deserves our attention. We can sense immediately whether a work of art is made for us. There is something innate, something that resonates. When a work of art transfixes you, even briefly, don’t question it. Allow it. Give it a moment. See what it has to say, and see what you have to say about it. Then, ask yourself: What can I learn? . . Mention someone who should read this. 👇 Read more at http://giveatoken.org. 👈 Get Tokens and more by email: http://giveatoken.org/receive 🤘 . . #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #leadership #leader #management #coaching #pr #publicrelations #communication #communications #inspiration #motivation #relationships #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #leaderseatlast #linchpin #livebetter #wisewords #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #meditation #daily #blog #mondaymotivation #motivationmonday
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Token 43: Delay the micro-gratification Delaying gratification is critical to discipline and growth. But for it to really take root, we must work on delaying gratification at the micro level. You probably receive notifications on your phone—alerts about texts, or emails, or ‘breaking news,’ or hot deals on overstocked products—that provide you with no real value, and yet occupy your attention to an outsized extent. This instantaneous loss of attention in itself, in the moment, is not particularly destructive, but the habit unquestionably is. Pay attention to what happens to your mind and your body when your phone chimes. Who or what is inserting itself into your life in this moment? Do they warrant the space and the influence you’re allowing them to have? Be vigilant about this. Mute notifications and delete apps that don’t bring you value. When your phone chimes, don’t check it—get up and do something else. Come to back to it later, and see if you still care. You might not. Remind yourself that you have some control over your life, moment to moment. Start by ignoring the micro-gratification of the micro-notification. . . Mention someone who should read this. 👇 Read more at http://giveatoken.org. 👈 Get Tokens and more by email: http://giveatoken.org/receive 🤘 . . #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #leadership #leader #management #coaching #pr #publicrelations #communication #communications #inspiration #motivation #relationships #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #leaderseatlast #linchpin #livebetter #wisewords #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #meditation #daily #blog #sundaymotivation #sundaymorning
Token 42: What are you trying to ask? A manager who doesn’t put real thought and effort into asking good questions will never be a great leader. Asking lazy questions is a shortcut to confusion and mistrust. If you aren’t getting the answers you’re looking for or the results you need, try asking yourself, “What am I trying to ask?” More people should ask themselves this, more often. . . Mention someone who should read this. 👇 Read more at http://giveatoken.org. 👈 Get Tokens and more by email: http://giveatoken.org/receive 🤘 . . #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #leadership #leader #management #coaching #pr #publicrelations #communication #communications #inspiration #motivation #relationships #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #leaderseatlast #linchpin #livebetter #wisewords #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #meditation #daily #blog #saturdaymorning #saturdaymotivation
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Token 41: Give a token Yesterday was about thanks. Let’s make today about giving. Not just buying, not just wrapping, not just putting under a tree. Giving. Our culture encourages us to grasp at every deal that crosses our screens, and to then take all this stuff we just bought and match it up with a list of people we need to give to. This leads to nice exchanges of nice gifts that make everyone feel nice. It’s also a lot like work, and it’s boring and a little dehumanizing. Instead of looking at deals, start by looking at the names on your list. Think about each person as an individual. Think about who they are and what they love and who they want to be. If you’re at an arcade with your best friend, and they run out of tokens, you have two choices. You can give them a quarter so they can go buy a token, or you can give them a token. Give them a quarter, and maybe they decide to save it for later, and end up spending it on something boring and forgettable. Give them a token, and now you’ve forced them to play a game, to explore a world, to experience a story, to challenge their abilities, to take their mind to a new place. You’ve given them something to remember. If someone is so important to you that they deserve a gift, don’t just give them a thing you found for 75 percent off on Amazon. Give something they’ll remember. Give a token. . . Mention someone who should read this. 👇 Read more at http://giveatoken.org. 👈 Get Tokens and more by email: http://giveatoken.org/receive 🤘 . . #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #leadership #leader #management #coaching #pr #publicrelations #communication #communications #inspiration #motivation #relationships #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #leaderseatlast #linchpin #livebetter #wisewords #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #meditation #daily #blog #fridayfeeling #blackfriday
Token 40: Thank everyone, specifically And not just on Thanksgiving. Thank everyone, all the time. Start or end every email or conversation with a note of thanks. If it’s just “thanks,” that’s ok, but try to thank them for something specific. If you have a hard time thinking of something specific to thank someone for, keep trying. Thanking specifically brings a number of benefits. It teaches you to be more thoughtful and more empathetic, which are two of our greatest virtues. It keeps you in the habit of being generous, which is a pillar of positive intent. And others see you being generous, which helps build trust. Does everyone deserve thanks? Probably not. But find something to thank them for anyway. Generosity is a muscle that must be exercised. Thanks for reading. . . Mention someone who should read this. 👇 Read more at http://giveatoken.org. 👈 Get Tokens and more by email: http://giveatoken.org/receive 🤘 . . #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #leadership #leader #management #coaching #pr #publicrelations #communication #communications #inspiration #motivation #relationships #stoic #philosophy #livebetter #wisewords #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #meditation #daily #blog #thanksgiving #thursdaythoughts #thursday #thursdaymotivation
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Token 39: Who are you serving? And how? Serve your organization with ideas, not hours. Serve your boss with solutions, not explanations. Serve your team with a vision, not directions. Serve your clients with curiosity, not expediency. Serve your spouse with empathy, not energy. Serve your kids with presence, not presents. Serve yourself with generosity, not austerity. Serve humanity with consistency, not publicity. . . Mention someone who should read this. 👇 Read more at http://giveatoken.org. 👈 Get Tokens and more by email: http://giveatoken.org/receive 🤘 . . #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #leadership #leader #management #coaching #pr #publicrelations #communication #communications #inspiration #motivation #relationships #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #leaderseatlast #linchpin #livebetter #wisewords #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #meditation #daily #blog #wednesdaywisdom #wednesdaymotivation
THE VOID. What do we fill the little hole in our hearts? That hunger in our souls? Do we look inwards to experience contentment? Or do we seek extrinsic stimulations to fill us? What works and what doesn’t? What fills and what tires? Are we moving pass plateau or are we stuck? Stuck in the void. Stuck in the emptiness in the pit of your stomach. Nothing feels right? Nothing fits. Nothing fits. Nothing fits. Then what do you do?
Life is too short. Life is too short for half assed conversations Life is too short for forced friendships Life is too short for passive aggressiveness Life is too short to not life life by your own truths. Be unapologetically you. Be uninhibitedly kind. Cos like Dr Seuss always says, “Those who mind won’t matter and those who matter won’t mind.”
Token 38: Pride of ownership Just like we should always strive to own our part of any failed outcome, we should strive to own no more than our part in any successful one. If you are part of a successful endeavor, take pride in your part of it, but also recognize that you couldn’t have done it alone. And if the effort was ultimately a failure, but you did your part well, it doesn’t help anyone to litigate the matter and assign blame. Take pride in your own work, but also look beyond it and find areas where you might exert more influence next time. Help prepare others so that the collective success becomes greater. . . Mention someone who might like or need this. 👇 Read more at http://giveatoken.org. 👈 Get Tokens and more by email: http://giveatoken.org/receive 🤘 . . #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #leadership #leader #management #coaching #pr #publicrelations #communication #communications #inspiration #motivation #relationships #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #leaderseatlast #linchpin #livebetter #wisewords #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #meditation #daily #blog #tuesdaythoughts #tuesdaymotivation
No one really knows where life will lead. You plan and you plan and you plan. But at the end of the day, god, the universe, knows best. We cut and trim and force things to fit in places they don’t belong. That’s probably the true essence of the word FAITH. It’s not really believing that an entity bigger than us exist. It’s believing that no matter what, we will be okay. Even when we hit what we presume is our lowest low, we will be okay.
The next time your child grabs, instead of saying, “why did you grab that? We don’t grab.” Say instead, “You we’re hoping for a turn? When you want a turn say turn please!” Positive intent allows you stay in your optimal brain zone so that you can teach a new skill, rather than staying in your emotional state and blaming or punishing the child for a skill they don’t have yet! #positiveintent
Imagine a word that brings a lot of pain, grief and suffering into your life. • It could be a person’s name, it could be an object: scissors, car, airplane etc, it could be an animal, a sound of something, anything that brings you some kind of discomfort/pain. • Now imagine, for a moment, that you could give that word a positive meaning. • Feel the resistance. “How can I give a positive meaning to a negative thing?!?” Your brain will keep asking. IGNORE it. Your brain can be “stupid” sometimes. Remind it who was first 😁. (Heart) • As hard as this may sound, just imagine for a moment that the word which brings a lot of pain into your life, can now bring you peace. • Rejoice in a moment of peace that a simple thing, like changing the meaning of a word, can give you. • Personal example: There was a time in my life when, only hearing my grandmother’s name would trigger some uncomfortable feelings. • I used to associate her with rigidity and discipline. • I now love to talk to my grandmother and hearing her name brings feelings of love. • How did I manage that? • I think of my grandmother’s rigidity and discipline as her way of showing love. If she is rigid and tough, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t want what’s best for me, in fact, it shows that she loves me and that is her way of showing it. • When I think of my grandmother, I close my eyes and I remember that her toughness is love in disguise. And I smile. And I tell her. And she smiles back. • Try it. :) • • #words #themeaningofwords #wordswithmeaning #loveistheanswer #positiveintent #positiveintentions #weneedemotions
Token 37: Circumstance as window dressing Two of the greatest stoic philosophers—two of the wisest thinkers with the most timeless of ideas in human history—were one a slave, and one an emperor. How can this be? Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius were two men at the extreme opposite ends of society, of authority, of power, both using the same principles in order to live a good life in spite of their circumstances. To accept what you cannot control, to see an obstacle as part of one’s journey, to understand work as part of one’s nature, to recognize virtue as an end in itself—these principles are timeless and universal. The circumstances that bring them to life are but window dressing. . . Mention someone who might like or need this. 👇 Read more at http://giveatoken.org. 👈 Get Tokens and more by email: http://giveatoken.org/receive 🤘 . . #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #leadership #leader #management #coaching #pr #publicrelations #communication #communications #inspiration #motivation #relationships #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #leaderseatlast #linchpin #livebetter #wisewords #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #meditation #daily #blog #mondaymotivation #motivationmonday
19112018 Lamphun, Thailand. Road-trip epiphany: Mid November and the soul is weary. Lessons on boundaries has been an abundance this year. Learning that it is okay to say no, thank you or fuck off when my soul feels backed up in a corner. When the very essence of my being is being questioned. Being comfortable is not always a good thing. But when you challenge yourself and set goals according to other people’s ideals, who are you serving? This world, this society is filled with a shit load of juxtapositioning of facts and fantasies and the need to know ourselves and to work on ourselves and find comfort in the fact that we are all work in progress. No mater how we cry, hurt, beat ourselves up, essentially, we’re all walking the threadmills of our own existence, a work in progress. So then why live for someone else’s truth when you can live yours?
The railway stop. Lamphun.
Token 36: Answer criticism with a question First, let’s recognize criticism for what it is—a difference of opinion. It is not a verdict, or a judgement, or an attack on your character. Remove your insecurities and your doubt and your frustration and look at the criticism with a mind clear of emotional toxins. Is it valid, even in part? If so, focus on that part and how to improve it. But, if you truly believe the criticism to be invalid—either because the person clearly doesn’t understand your situation, or how hard your job is, or how many hours you’ve been working, and if they did, they certainly would be more forgiving—trying to explain that is not going to help. They won’t care, and you’ll only get more frustrated. So don’t say what you think. Ask a question instead. Ask the person criticizing you, or ask yourself. But a question should be your default response to any criticism you receive. What could I have done differently? What can I improve so this doesn’t happen again? How can I help? What can I learn? If you can suppress your default reaction and ask a question instead, the result will be positive. You will learn something and grow. They will see your effort and respect your approach. You’ll gain just a little benefit of the doubt for next time you mess up (and there will always be a next time). Don’t say what you think. Ask a question instead. . . Mention someone who might like or need this. 👇 Read more at http://giveatoken.org. 👈 Get Tokens and more by email: http://giveatoken.org/receive 🤘 . . #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #leadership #leader #management #coaching #pr #publicrelations #communication #communications #inspiration #motivation #relationships #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #leaderseatlast #selfimprovement #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #meditation #personaldevelopment #daily #blog #dailyblog #sundaymorning #sundaymotivation
Token 35: Ask a question instead New micro-habit: When you realize you’re about to state an opinion, offer advice, make a suggestion or lay out a plan—simply don’t. Don’t say what you think. Ask a question instead. . . Mention someone who might like or need this. 👇 Read more at http://giveatoken.org. 👈 Get Tokens and more by email: http://giveatoken.org/receive 🤘 . . #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #leadership #leader #management #coaching #pr #publicrelations #communication #communications #inspiration #motivation #relationships #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #leaderseatlast #linchpin #livebetter #wisewords #selfimprovement #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #meditation #daily #blog #saturdaymood
History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children. - Nelson Mandela
Token 34: Your complaint threshold We are all complainers (some more so than others). But consider your threshold for what warrants active, vocal complaint. Maybe you could raise the bar a bit? Try thinking of your complaints in tiers. The lowest tier—the stuff you really know you shouldn’t be complaining about, even while you’re doing it—is a good place to start. Keep that silly complaint inside your head, instead of vocalizing it. It will be much more boring that way, and soon you’ll realize that anything this boring probably wasn’t worth complaining about in the first place. . . Mention someone who might like or need this. 👇 Read more at http://giveatoken.org. 👈 Get Tokens and more by email: http://giveatoken.org/receive 🤘 . . #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #communication #leadership #inspiration #motivation #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #livebetter #improveyourself #wisewords #selfimprovement #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #betterme #meditation #personaldevelopment #dailydose #knowledgeispower #wordstoliveby #work #management #business #communications
Not everyone is watching and waiting to see you fail, some are watching and learning, getting inspired, being encouraged by you. Ephesians 6:7 Serve with good will, as to the Lord and not to men,....... #PositiveIntent #IdentityInChrist #LoveGodLovePeople
Token 33: Squeaky wheels Most of us work in a world of squeaky wheels. They’re everywhere. There are almost certainly more squeaky wheels in your inbox and on your team and among your clients than you have the grease to silence. You probably have so many squeaky wheels to attend to that if you did that all day, you’d get nothing else done. (And you’ve probably had several such days.) But the cacophony of squeaky wheels can drown out the people and projects that should be our top priorities. Your job sometimes entails ignoring all the other wheels, squeaky or otherwise, when you have to. The next time you feel surrounded by a million squeaky wheels, think about the really important wheels that appear to be doing just fine, and check on them. They might need you. . . Mention someone who might like or need this. 👇 Read more at http://giveatoken.org. 👈 Get Tokens and more by email: http://giveatoken.org/receive 🤘 . . #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #communication #leadership #inspiration #motivation #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #livebetter #improveyourself #wisewords #selfimprovement #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #betterme #meditation #personaldevelopment #dailydose #knowledgeispower #wordstoliveby #thursdaythoughts #thursdaymotivation #business #management #work
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Token 32: Internal and external toxins Internal - Shame - Guilt - Anxiety - Fear External - Annoyance - Blame - Mistrust - Hate Identify the emotional toxins you default to, and where they are directed. Learn to recognize them when they appear. Defy them and resist them. Rid yourself of them, and be cured. . . Mention someone who might like or need this. 👇 Read more at http://giveatoken.org. 👈 Get Tokens and more by email: http://giveatoken.org/receive 🤘 . . #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #communication #leadership #inspiration #motivation #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #livebetter #improveyourself #wisewords #selfimprovement #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #betterme #meditation #personaldevelopment #dailydose #knowledgeispower #wordstoliveby #wednesdaywisdom #wednesdaymotivation
Token 31: Allow yourself to find joy at work Long weekends, vacations, nights out, day trips, days in pajamas—almost universally, the times we look forward to most are the breaks we get from work. Interesting, though, when one is able to find joy in their work. Real joy, from simply doing a thing very well, or from supporting those who are counting on us, or from helping a colleague who’s in a bind, or from meeting a new client who delights us in some unexpected way. If we allow ourselves to find joy and fulfillment in large and small moments at work, we will begin to seek time off not just because we need a break, but for the opportunity to reconnect with the most important people in our lives—ourselves included. . . Mention someone who might like or need this. 👇 Read more at http://giveatoken.org. 👈 Get Tokens and more by email: http://giveatoken.org/receive 🤘 . . #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #communication #leadership #inspiration #motivation #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #livebetter #improveyourself #wisewords #selfimprovement #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #betterme #meditation #personaldevelopment #dailydose #knowledgeispower #wordstoliveby #tuesdaythoughts #tuesdaymotivation
Token 30: Saying the right thing We worry an awful lot about saying the right thing in challenging situations, and then we worry a lot about whether we said the right thing, and then we wonder if we could have said something different that would have made all the difference. This is exhausting, and almost entirely pointless. Stop tying yourself in knots trying to say the right thing. When you communicate with positive intent, you’ll almost always say the right thing, and there will be no wrong thing you can say that can’t be righted. And sometimes, usually unexpectedly, you will say a perfect thing that changes everything. . . Mention someone who might like or need this. 👇 Read more at http://giveatoken.org. 👈 Get Tokens and more by email: http://giveatoken.org/receive 🤘 . . #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #communication #leadership #inspiration #motivation #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #livebetter #improveyourself #wisewords #selfimprovement #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #betterme #meditation #personaldevelopment #dailydose #knowledgeispower #wordstoliveby #mondaymotivation #motivationmonday
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Token 29: What's distracting you? From what? Think about the one or two biggest challenges you’re facing at home right now. Think about your one or two biggest challenges at work. Are you giving them your full attention? If not, what is distracting you from these challenges? What’s taking up your time? What’s using up your mental and emotional energy? We love our distractions, but they make it all too easy to ignore the biggest challenges and most important people in our lives. Pay attention what’s distracting you, and what it’s distracting you from. . . Mention someone who might like or need this. 👇 Read more at http://giveatoken.org. 👈 Get Tokens and more by email: http://giveatoken.org/receive 🤘 . . #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #communication #leadership #inspiration #motivation #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #livebetter #improveyourself #wisewords #selfimprovement #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #betterme #meditation #personaldevelopment #dailydose #knowledgeispower #wordstoliveby #sundaymorning #sundayvibes #sundaymotivation
Token 28: Survival, danger and positive intent As humans have evolved to help one another and seek community, so too have we evolved to survive. And the survival instinct is the strongest one we have—it can override our instincts for helping others, for joining communities, and for taking care of our loved ones. In the modern world, this fight-or-flight response manifests in often absurd ways. If your coworker is feeling apprehensive about their job under a new boss, you can reassure them, but your own uncertainty could lead you to view them as a rival. If a teacher comes to you with concerns about your child’s behavior, your first thought might not be to find out what’s wrong with your child or try to teach them, but how to find excuses to maintain your reputation as a good parent. These are not real dangers. These are not bears in the woods. These are challenging moments that dissipate almost immediately when you approach them with positive intent, and when you assume positive intent in others. . . Mention someone who might like or need this. 👇 Read more at http://giveatoken.org. 👈 Get Tokens and more by email: http://giveatoken.org/receive 🤘 . . #generosity #curiosity #positivity #positiveintent #communication #leadership #inspiration #motivation #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #livebetter #improveyourself #wisewords #selfimprovement #mentalhealth #mindset #mindfulness #betterme #meditation #personaldevelopment #dailydose #knowledgeispower #wordstoliveby #saturdayvibes #saturdaymorning
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