Ignite Passion For Work Life In Five Steps

No matter if I’m coaching or facilitating a seminar, I like to encourage people to find power in self-reflection. I believe that if you can to match your talents and skills with your passion, you become unstoppable. The recommendations to follow are probably the most important steps you will ever take toward profitable success. 
1. Identify your skills and talents. In my experience as an educator, many adults admit they have forgotten their passion. Sadly our educational institutions don’t emphasize this concept enough. I’ve see first hand how some students reluctantly trade their natural talents for a certificate or degree they don’t believe in. If your story is similar don’t worry, many of us are guilty of neglecting what we love to do for what we feel we must to do. Take a moment today to write a list of your skills. Skills are learned over time and eventually become something you do well and with little effort. You might find this list useful in determining your skills http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-skills.html  Talent, on the other hand, is one’s natural ability. While writing your list, it may occur to you that you have some natural talent but if you struggle to recall, then draw your attention to your youth. What could you do so well that time seemed to stop? Recall what you loved to do before family members or society dictated what you needed to do in order to make money? It is great to know that skills and talents are learned and can be improved upon.
2. Enhance what you have. Do some research, go to workshops, find a mentor, find people who are doing the same thing that you would like to do and then practice, practice, practice and practice some more. Before you know it, you will arrive at step three.
3. Use your wildest imagination to create a package and brand yourself. This step has proven to be the hardest for most people because of conditioning. However, you are required to really stretch yourself  to think of the impossible. Let’s face it, if you thought it were possible, you would be doing it already. 
4. Find your audience. While studying for my MBA in project management and marketing, I found it common to recommend that people identify their audience before considering a marketing strategy. However, what most text books fail to tell you is that even the most expensive marketing plans miss the mark to attract your audience. Sometimes, your audience has to find you. Consistency will help them find you. There is one thing for certain, no matter your brand, there is always someone out there who at best needs you and better still others who would appreciate what you have to offer. Here’s a word of advice don’t ever think that your talents and skills are worthless. If you do, you will be the block that is in your way.  Here’s what I know to be true. Your skills and talents match with your passion will make you unstoppable and you can quote me. Speaking of which, I recall seeing a quote by Maya Angelo which said, My passion in life is not merely to survive but to thrive and to do so with some passion some compassion some humor and some style.
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Saffron to boost your mind

Most Americans know saffron as the costly spice that lends a golden hue to paella and bouillabaisse. But according to research from Iran’s Roozbeh Psychiatric Hospital at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, the reddish-gold strands—dried stigmas of Crocus sativus—may have a role in relieving symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and depression.

Recently, Shahin Akhondzadeh, Ph.D., and his colleagues gave 50 women with PMS two (15 mg) saffron capsules or placebo capsules daily over two menstrual cycles, keeping track of their symptoms in diaries. By the end of the study, over three-quarters of the women who had taken the equivalent of a micropinch of saffron reported that their PMS symptoms (such as mood swings and depression) declined by at least half, compared with only 8 percent of women in the placebo group.

In fact, saffron has long been used in traditional Persian medicine as a mood lifter, usually steeped into a medicinal tea or used to prepare rice, says Akhondzadeh. In previous studies, he found saffron had antidepressant effects comparable to the antidepressants fluoxetine (Prozac) and imipramine (Tofranil); he posits that the spice works by “the same mechanism as Prozac,” helping to make the feel-good neurotransmitter serotonin more available to the brain.

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Mismanaged emotions can distract us from our goals if we use them to make decisions; they can cloud our ability to understand circumstances clearly and objectively. If we don’t learn to read our emotions properly, they can work against us by keeping us from achieving what we most value. This is a hard reality check. If we look at our responsibilities, roles, beliefs, and values and own up to them, we have freed our mind, body, and spirit and given ourselves permission to heal and grow. Freedom means never having to take the same path of fear because you have achieved understanding and growth from the experience and you recognize the warning signs much earlier than the last time.

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Start with the spirit

“Contrary to popular belief, spirit is the highest potential of ourselves and others. Some may recognize spirit as inner strength. We often talk about our inner strength as though it were something that shows up during crisis, but inner strength is spirit, and you don’t have to be religious to experience its power. Everyone has the power to persist, triumph, and endure adversities and difficulties. I believe the magnitude of spirit in us remains dormant until our awareness of its power makes us brave enough to leap toward its power.”


The Chronicles of Domestic Violence

The Suicide Note
In her eyes, I see the fear of being judged, ridiculed but worse of all is the fear of being misunderstood. She’s standing dead center in chaos all in the name of love. She’s made a choice to keep her family together. Yet this single choice has commanded resistance from everyone who knows her story.

In her eyes, I see a longing to feel his loving arms around her, providing reassurance that everything is going to be alright. She is desperate to know that she has made the right choice and that her sacrifice is not in vain. I hear the fear in her voice as she conjurers the courage to ask for help.

Today she is fishing for the right words to explain the turn of events. He text-ed a suicide note to their closest friends explaining his feelings of betrayal after learning that she left him like a thief in the night. In confusion, she questioned her actions and his motives all at once. She asked, Why would he involve our friends and upset them? Fighting back her tears, she looked at me with gripping regret. Crippled by fear of rejection from friends and family.

I see horror in her eyes as she contemplates returning home and expecting the worse. He has threatened to do harm to himself before she said. What if he was doing it again. Wait, I told her. First, report the suicide text messages to the police. Let them check on his safety since you fear he could be manipulating you to get you alone. Police made contact and reported him to be ok. He achieved gaining sympathy from her support system of family and friends. In her eyes, she is the one who is betrayed.