Tag Archives

316 Articles

You Reap What You Sow in Life

Posted by Editor on
0
Empowerment
You Reap What You Sow in Life

swarcheck-Promo-empowerment

In life, we all have to deal with some kind of loss or disappointment: the loss of a loved one, loss of a job, loss of a dream, or even the loss of a relationship. It’s tempting to feel like something was taken away from us or something was stolen. You can have one of two attitudes. You can say, “It’s not fair. I don’t understand how this could happen to me?” You can get angry, bitter and pass blame. But what if you take that loss and sow it as a seed? By doing this I mean what if you approach loss with faith, hope, strength, and forgiveness? We believe whatever we tell ourselves. There is no reality – only perception. We trust ourselves…why would we lie inside our own heads? When we find the blessing or lesson to be learned, we can also find the strength we never knew we had and triumph.

The problem with life is there are so many outside forces that can impact the way we see the world and ourselves. Over time, this programming can force us to live our lives according to a false set of beliefs that we’ve held so long we take them as gospel truth. And when we allow past hurts, prejudices, and distorted preconceptions to take root and rule our lives, these negative assumptions can create a self-fulfilling prophecy because we’ll create the results we think we deserve.

The message here is to take a step back and try to look at situations more objectively. How can you do this? One thing you can do is take a break from the nightly news. Think about it, how much negative energy is generated from simply watching the news? The news is one of the biggest influencers of our distorted reality. Over 80% of the stories on the news are depressing, yet most of us choose to fall asleep at night watching these stories. The current state of your mind and your life can improve simply by making small tweaks in your daily habits such as turning off the news before bed and choosing to do something that will generate positive feelings and emotions. Over time, practicing new, positive habits will become second nature to you and will allow for better opportunities and growth. This change will allow you to start looking for the silver lining in life. It will allow you to step back and become more grounded in your thinking. Challenge yourself to stay on high alert for your own filters, unfounded assumptions, and distorted perceptions. Hold yourself accountable to continually test whether your beliefs are grounded in facts and cast away those perceptions that prevent you from realizing your potential in life. You reap what you sow in life; we can sow the seeds of a brighter future by opening our eyes to all the possibilities the world can offer.

Tune in Mondays at 7am PST to Intentional Living

Aligning on Your Path

Posted by Editor on
0
Empowerment
Aligning on Your Path

walking path

Back in March, I had a wake up call that made me realize I was living my life on autopilot as I was simply trying to keep my head above water following the death of my mom and a divorce. I was so focused on making sure my dad’s and my children’s needs were met that I completely neglected my own. Grace intervened. Sometimes your soul is not hearing or seeing the warning signs that you are veering off your path and a greater force needs to wake you up. My soul was asleep due to my preoccupation with all my urgent tasks to keep my family on their path to their best life despite the hardships we were experiencing. Fortunately, I was open to leaning into all the pain and grief I had been stuffing deep inside of me and I opened the flood gates to let it all out. I cried for what seemed like a solid 24 hours and I felt 10 pounds lighter after releasing it. This was followed by a period of self-reflection, time with myself to listen to my gut feelings, an observation of the consequences I had created in my world every day and the realization that I alone was accountable and responsible for my life’s achievements and mistakes. Sometimes this realization is one people are never willing to accept, leaving them no choice but to live at the effect of life.  However, when you choose to live at the cause of life, you get to decide how the remaining chapters play out. I wanted to find out who I really was and what ignited that spark in me so I could begin to live passionately. I did some values exercises and gained clarity on what I desired in life and I put a plan in place to live according to those values. I hired a coach and she held me accountable. Soon, amazing opportunities started knocking on my door. It felt like a streak of luck and later I realized that the blessings I was receiving on a daily basis were the result of a shift in my thoughts, beliefs, attitude and actions. My conscious choice to align my life with my core needs and desires had put me on a path to realize my unlimited potential for success.

On Intentional Living this week, Steve McClatchy talked about his New York Times Bestselling book, Decide. He talked about two forms of human motivation – gain and prevent pain. Prevent pain tasks simply prompt us to do what we have to do every day…these are the urgent tasks that bubble up each day and often make us feel like our entire day is spent putting out fires. Gain tasks are not urgent. He explained how important it is to put gain tasks on your calendar every day to find fulfillment and live authentic to your core needs. Steve explained a scenario in which you have planned a vacation and you are gearing up for it the week before. Have you ever noticed how the prevent pain tasks are a lot easier to accomplish when you have something to look forward to? When we incorporate tasks that bring us satisfaction we increase our motivation to get the urgent tasks done and feel more energized. With each small step, you will see improvement and build momentum. Incorporating gain tasks allow you to reflect on the values you hold important and take steps to achieve important pursuits like going back to school or writing a book. Moving toward a meaningful goal that will improve your life helps you achieve balance and prevent stress. So when you approach your day today, think about how you want to spend your allotted 24 hours. What tasks can you incorporate today that will help you battle burnout and help you align on your path to live out your dreams? Decide to move your life forward…it’s all up to you!

Trending: Thought Leadership Matters

Posted by Editor on
0
Business

dbrosseau

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Denise Brosseau, author of Ready to Be a Thought Leader?  She is CEO of Thought Leadership Lab, and co-founder of Springboard, the startup launch pad that has facilitated over $6 billion in funding for women entrepreneurs.

Her clients include leaders from Apple, Genentech, and Morgan Stanley, as well as startup CEOs, partners in professional service firms, and nonprofit executives. Fifteen years ago Denise realized she was a thought leader when the media kept calling…and they still do.

Influence, Success, Impact, and Legacy. Thought leaders have it all. Have you ever wondered how they became the go-to person in their field? Denise Brosseau says it’s not about creating flashy PR campaigns. Thought leadership is not about being known, it is about being known for making a difference.

What do you want to be known for? Are you Ready to Be A Thought Leader? Join Cheryl Esposito and Denise Brosseau to begin the journey!

Tune in to Leading Conversations Friday 10/23 at 10am PST

Leadership: Why has ‘Command and Control’ Become Passe?

Posted by Editor on
0
Empowerment
Leadership: Why has ‘Command and Control’ Become Passe?

Pilot in Command

One thing seemingly consistent in much of today’s leadership articles and groups is that ‘command & control’ has become outdated as popular descriptors of good leadership. In its place are many other descriptors of good leadership including, empathetic, sympathetic, understanding, in-touch, humble, etc. And while all of these descriptors are important for the effective leader, there still is this flight away from using either ‘command’ or ‘control’ as a descriptor. In many ways, it seems that a leader cannot and should not be commanding or controlling. Perhaps this is reflective of an increasingly politically correct environment where such words can evoke negative connotations.

Yet, a good leader must have elements of ‘command and control’ to be truly effective. Let’s consider someone put in a leadership position (which does not automatically make them a leader). Is this person in command of themselves? Are they in control of their emotions, the way they talk and act, the way they react to stress and/or change and the way they present themselves to their managers, colleagues and reports? Is this person the Pilot in Command of their own selves? Can one truly be an effective leader of others without being able to effectively lead themselves?

Tune in to ‘Leadership Takeoff

 

Growing Hope, Leadership, The Gift of Abundance

Posted by Editor on
0
Empowerment
Growing Hope, Leadership, The Gift of Abundance

View More: http://leahmariephotography.pass.us/heatherandbrian

with Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® Radio brought to the airwaves under the auspices ofBe the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity, LIVE, since 1998.
This hour is fun, informative, and lively. Join us!

In 23 states and the District of Columbia, Cannabis is legal for some medical uses, and a majority of Americans favor legalization for recreational use. Other countries are taking a second look at their current view of Marijuana. Research supports the health benefits of pot and same say it saves lives. In Health Matters, Heather Brittany investigates growing hope.

Heather Brittany-cynthia Brian

Everyone is a leader and everyone has an opportunity every day through actions and behaviors to model leadership qualities. Life success coach, Cynthia Brian increases your leadership potential with qualities you can embrace.

Beginning this week, Cynthia Brian will read a chapter from her award winning collectible book, Be the Star You Are!® 99 Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, and Learning to Make a Difference. In today’s program she’ll discuss The Gift of Abundance and what it means to be wealthy in body, mind, and spirit.
BTSYABernie

Listen at Voice America

Listen at StarStyle Radio with photos and descriptions

Read about our SUCCESSFUL VOLUNTEERS: READ AT PRESS PASS

Catch up with all broadcasts on ITunes

Buy books by Cynthia Brian
Check out the online fundraiser for BTSYA
Amazon
The award winning positive talk radio program, StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® broadcasts on the Voice America Empowerment Channel LIVE every Wednesday from 4-5pm Pt/7-8pm ET. Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany are the Mother/Daughter dynamic duo who have been co-hosting this program live weekly since 1998 bringing upbeat, life enhancing conversation to the world. With Cynthia’s expertise in interviewing the trailblazers, authors, and experts and Heather’s healthy living segments, these Goddess Gals are your personal growth coaches helping you to jumpstart your life while igniting your flame of greatness.
Brought to the airwaves under the auspices of the literacy and positive media charity, Be the Star You Are!®, each program will pump your energy to help you live, love, laugh, learn, and lead.

Tune in the Power Hour every Wednesday from 4-5pm PT/70-8pm ET and join our empowerment party.

For photos, descriptions, links, archives, and more go to StarStyle Radio.

Get inspired, motivated, and informed with StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!®
Lend us Your Ears!!!

Make a donation today to Be the Star You Are!® charity

Cynthia Brian talks about the empowering outreach programs offered by Be the Star You Are!® charity.

Leadership to the Extreme – with Love!

Posted by Editor on
0
Business

Steve Farber

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Steve Farber, president & founder Extreme Leadership. Best-selling author: Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson In Leadership & The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership.
Steve Farber had to make a change. His successful Wall Street business was killing him – physically & emotionally. Fast-forward to today with a successful business advising leaders on Wall Street & elsewhere, he is a happy, passionate man, loving life. He knew: aligning his values & his work would feed his spirit; loving his work would pay dividends – personally & to the bottom line. Love in leadership? Not always easy. Daily, leaders make changes, empower people, & put themselves on the line resulting in success or failure. You can fear that & not take action, or see fear as a reality in business. Steve says fear would not be worth it without love of the game. Easy to do? You be the judge. Join Cheryl Esposito & Steve Farber for leadership to the extreme – with love! Friday May 8, 2015 10:00 am Pacific Time on Leading Conversation

A World of Possibility

Posted by Editor on
0
Business

Kristin-Engvig_142X130

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Kristin Engvig, founder & convener of the internationally acclaimed Women’s International Networking (W.I.N.) Conference & Global Leadership Forum.
Each year the WIN conference is held in a different locale in the world, with a unique theme. One of my favorites occurred in Rome with the theme Make Space: Find Possibilities. It drew nearly 1000 people to spend 3 days in Rome, working together to shape themselves for a world filled with possibility in the face of an uncertain future. It is time to leave what no longer works & courageously make space allowing something new into our lives as we reach for the stars.Kristin has gathered over 10,000 leaders to life-changing events across the globe. She is the creative mind & engaging spirit behind the face of W.I.N. Kristin is a visionary who transformed her idea of ‘bringing a more feminine, global and sustainable vision to work, communities and life’ into an opportunity to empower, develop and connect women leaders. Want to know more? Join Cheryl Esposito and Kristin Engvig to explore a future in a world of possibility.

Tune into Leading Conversations 4/3/15 @ 10am PST to hear more.,

Creating the New Story of Leadership

Posted by Editor on
0
Business

Betty Sue Flowers

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Betty Sue Flowers, Ph.D., international business consultant, poet, editor, educator, and former Director of the LBJ Presidential Library. 

Friday March 6, 2015 10:00 am PST Pacific Time

Betty Sue has authored and edited many books, including co-authoring Presence: Human Purpose & the Field of the Future. Betty Sue consults on and facilitates global scenario planning for multi-national corporations, NGO’s and governments. Is the leader of today ready for the world of the future? As opportunity goes global, and uncertainty is the one constant, a different story of leadership is emerging. Betty Sue challenges leaders to sense and help actualize emerging futures in part by using spiritual disciplines as tools. Can we shape the future by shaping the story? Listen in to this episode of Leading Conversations radio as Cheryl Esposito & Betty Sue Flowers explore a different story of leadership.

Are You In Roles or Relationships? And Why It Matters

Posted by Editor on
0
7th Wave
Are You In Roles or Relationships? And Why It Matters

roles we play

On today’s InsideOut Forum Discussion Call we explored the rich and rewarding topic of whether we are in roles or relationships and why that matters. The discussion revealed so many important and helpful realities about this topic. We saw how we hold onto roles that no longer serve us, if they ever really did. We explored how we are hurt by playing roles that prevent us from doing our real jobs…like playing the role of the ever-loving father rather than providing leadership and teaching accountability to our children. Everyone plays roles! What are yours? How are they preventing really relating and connecting? How are your roles preventing your ability to be guided by higher consciousness? Join our online discussion!

The Five Irrefutable Laws of Small Business Success

Posted by Editor on
0
Business
The Five Irrefutable Laws of Small Business Success

Squeeze Inn, Misty

Join Chris and his guest Misty Young as they discuss what she describes as the “Five Irrefutable Laws of Small Business Success” and what it takes to be succeed as a small business owner in today’s challenging business climate. A proven entrepreneur, Misty not only talks the talk but skillfully walks the walk. As she recorded success after success, she designed and developed processes, systems and efficiencies to lead the company’s growth from a single location to four locations today with a fifth on the way and franchising around the corner. During her appearance on the show, she will share with the listeners the “how” of her success. Her discussions during the show will focus on Leadership, Operations, Financials, Products/Services and Marketing. Every business owner whether you own a restaurant or not should make the point of listening to this show.

SqueezeIn

After nearly two decades in politics, public relations and marketing, Misty Young risked everything to buy the Squeeze In, a little “hippie restaurant” nestled in the High Sierra in historic downtown Truckee, California. Throwing herself in with reckless abandon, working days, nights, weekends and holidays, Misty made it her mission to understand the business from top to bottom. She served guests, cooked omelet’s, washed dishes, cleaned bathrooms, mopped floors, paid vendors, prepared payroll and tax returns. During her dramatic growth phase, Misty’s emphasis changed dramatically from focusing on processes — to focusing on people. She developed a comprehensive training program designed to assure every single guest was being served as if by an owner of the company. Misty’s best selling book, “From Rags to Restaurants: The Secret Recipe to Success” and has launched her personal brand, The Restaurant Lady, as a resource to independent restaurant owners.

Ruisi-player-wide

The Step Up and Play Big Radio Show with Chris Ruisi will focus on sharing practical concepts and tools addressing leadership, business and entrepreneurship that you can use to become exceptional, raise your personal success bar, and Step Up and Play Big.

Far too many people accept “average” as their personal standard either out of fear, lack of effort, or as a result of a misconception that it is too hard to go beyond average. Our goal is to have you see the possibilities and recognize that exceeding average is not as hard as you may think. People give up far too early and allow themselves to become victims of their circumstances when they can actually be the master of them. We’ll show you how to create your own plan by answering your questions, showcasing expert guests and presenting some great tips. Step Up and Play Big with Chris Ruisi can be heard live every Wednesday at 9 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)

RSS
Follow by Email