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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT ARTICLES

 

All the articles below were written by Jennie Gorman and are her’s under legal copyright.

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How Do You Define Success?

Most of us chase success!  I often wonder if we know what it actually means! Do we really understand what it is we want, and what success means to us personally?

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What is LOVE really is?

There are seven different types of love, all having their own place.  I can say ‘I love you’ to one person and have a very different meaning to saying the same three words to someone else. 

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Rejection and WHY it hurts so much!

We need to understand that the pain felt emotionally also hurts the body in a physical form, in the head, chest, gut or elsewhere, thus the development of anger, anxiety, depression etc. Yes, the body is hurt too!

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Your Perspective, My Perspective and Paradigm Shifts

We often assume that our way of viewing experiences and life is the same way others view it!

Well, let me tell you that is not true. What is right for one, is not necessarily right for another!

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Are people who you really think they are?

I was taught never to judge someone by ‘where they came from’, ‘what they did’ and ‘who they were’ until there was a reason to do the judging.  In life, we are all too quick to make a judgment on another without considering their story …

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The path of business and life is not a straight line

I find that the business owner who is self-aware, and understands how they themselves think and operate, have a better business and life flow.  By understanding our own mindset we can change and view the world from a different perspective.

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Is self-reflection good for you?

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I feel that our gifts and talents are our opportunity to do or create something significant and thus leave a legacy for those behind us to follow or learn from as a result. We are all blessed with an ability to be someone special in the eyes of others. 

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Creative Expression

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By having the opportunity to think creatively, using that creativity to express ideas with imagination in whatever endeavor and artistic practice is pursued, is an opportunity to express my inner soul but using my own ideas for self-expressive shaping.

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Why do birds of a feather flock together?

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I wonder if you have ever considered for yourself how you fit into this.  Do you find that going outside your comfort zone easy or difficult?  I realise that those who are introverted find it more difficult as they do not seem to have the need to socialise as they can create their own energy from within …

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Why resilience is important in relationship building?

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Resilient people see opportunities in all things.  They accept change as a part of living, by keeping things in perspective by being realistic. They maintain positive relationships, find strategies to support themselves when things are tough, and they take action to achieve what they want.

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What can we control in life?

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If you start with these three things you will find that your levels of control in your life will improve.  To be in charge of everything you do, knowing that you are responsible for every thought, deed and action are the beginning of taking control of your life. 

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Christmas … it is that time of year again to reflect

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Life is a journey where we are given an opportunity to create our own life’s tapestry.  Are you happy with what you have created?  Would you like it to be better, more colourful and exciting?  It is all your choice to create that if you are looking for more. 

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Friendship – are you a true or false friend?

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As a friend, where do you stand?  Are you a true or a false friend?  I suggest that you consider the friendships you have now and how they fit into your world. What is your expectation from your friendships and what is their perception of this too?  

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Mindfulness

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So, become more mindful of your own individual world and those who inhabit your life.  Start examining how you live your life and how others around you respond.  Become aware of your own lack in some areas and change your thinking into a more positive …

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Who controls your life?

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Not being controlled is freedom.  And, having freedom in our lives is not always easy.  We have to work towards what it is we want.  This work may be in many guises.  We need to make an effort to accomplish what we want.

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You have permission to walk away

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How we treat ourselves is how we show up in the world. Life is too short not to live it to its fullest.  So love your journey and wherever it may take you. It is your journey and you can make it what you want.  If you don’t like it, change it. 

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Pondering …

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As I reminisce on life I realise there need to change that only I can change.  It is now time to ponder on how I can make this a reality by exploring all the avenues that will open up with time and space. May your journey of pondering do the same for you in your travels.

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As the tide comes in …

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Being who I am the timing must always be right and now may not be quite the time for expanding. The people who need to know will come forth when they are ready to hear the message that needs to be given to those who have a thirst to learn.

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Reflecting on what life has been

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Life’s learning is a result of who we are.  If we want to make a difference and push the boundaries, we need to go out and do it.  To grow from the experiences gained and hopefully grow to be an even better person than we were programmed to be. 

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Why trust is important in small business

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Trust is all about being honest and telling the truth, even if it is difficult at times.  Being truthful, authentic and trustworthy in your dealings with customers, clients and staff will move your business further ahead than most, as many are not even aware…

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As I sit and ponder …

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Reflecting is so very important. It gives us time to ponder. Find out who you are, what you want and where you want to be in the future.  Only by putting into action what we want in the future and believing that we are there can it actually happen in the fullness …

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Leadership and change

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Decision making by surprise is not a good way for a good leader to bring about change.  Gradually, plant the seeds of change by keeping everyone aware of why you are heading in that direction.  Give your people time to integrate slowly and easily…

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Your power of vision

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I wonder, what your vision is.  Do you have one? Your vision must be clear and concise for it to be manifested exactly as you see it in your thoughts.  Having CLARITY and PASSION for your vision is what will bring it about.

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Do you ‘own’ your life?

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You and only you are responsible for your happiness and unhappiness.  This is such a big one when we are in the negative part of our personality.  No-one else can do this for us.  We need to do it for ourselves with love and by honouring who we are …

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Making a difference

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We are here to uplift others to be the best they can be.  It is not about us. It is about the people we are given the opportunity to influence so they can become the best they can be.  We are just the door opener for others, by inspiring and uplifting them …

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You can’t put an old head on young shoulders

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Wisdom is the gift of time and experience.  The older I get, the more I see and understand how impossible it is to expect someone to have insights way before their time or age. Maturity comes as we age, as a result of the experiences we have had 

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Why the owl?

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If you tune into the owl, and allow his energy to create balance in your life, he will teach you how to overcome and balance out the negative that is around us all.  He teaches the balance of light and dark within us all and will help create in you the stillness of silence.

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Living your purpose

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By understanding our purpose and knowing our values whilst being in integrity with them, we find that we will know what we stand for and believe in, which in turn gives us confidence and self-worth. This is the start to living on purpose.

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This too shall pass

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Life is all about change, It is the art of knowing and learning how to adapt and allow things to happen in their correct timing. Next time you feel that things are not the way you want them to be, remind yourself, ‘This Too Shall Pass’.

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A journey of self-reflection

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Ponder them and reflect where you have been and where you want to go.

Where are you now? Where have you been?

Where do you want to be in the future?

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The grieving process

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We all grieve differently and there is no right or wrong.  Some are outwardly emotional and cry a lot and others go internal to process their own quiet way.  The important thing is to let someone experience their grief the way they need to …

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Netweavers are here to serve

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As a NetWeaver I believe the more we give to others the stronger our relationships and our businesses become – thus a win-win situation for everyone.  Some call it ‘givers gain’, which is another nice way to say it.

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Where is your focus?

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We live in a time when self-focus seems to be the ‘age of now’ and are creating self-absorbed people everywhere.  We can’t really grow, learn and experience if we are self-absorbed. 

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Gratitude, what is it really?

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When you have that great feeling of thankfulness or appreciate something that someone has done for you, the feeling you have at that time is ‘gratitude’. Gratitude is the real appreciation for all the good things that happen to us as a person in our life, day by day.

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Rediscovering Purpose

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You are only on-purpose if you are really doing your WHY of life. What is your WHY? What are you here on this earth plan to do? What ripple effect do you want to make so that whatever you do will change the life of others too?

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From little things, big things grow!

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The gift of a successful business owner is being able to go to bed at night and sleep well. If you toss and turn and become sleep deprived, you will make mistakes and not make good decisions for your future. So, I say, grow yourself and then grow your business.

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What a small business owner must be

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What success means to one person is different to what it means to another! WHY have you created the business you have? Is your ‘why’ strong enough for you to make it happen? Are you prepared to do whatever to create the success you want as a person?

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Life is a wonderous journey

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Life is really one big adventure and game that is about helping us hone our soul. We come with a purpose and when we find that purpose so we can move on with the lessons learned to give us the greatest gift we can give ourselves.

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Why do we resist change?

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It is human to resist as we perceive change as a threat. This is not necessarily true but the perception we have from our past learnings. If we have the courage to go with it the change will be easier rather than hard and a struggle.

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The “Wake-Up Call”

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We need to become responsible for our own world, learn forgiveness of others and ourselves, to learn to give rather than take, to become positive rather than negative along with many other things.

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Are you in the right business for you?

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To own and run a business that will be successful takes an enormous effort. Understanding your WHY for being in business in the first place is what will be the maker or breaker of your business in the long-run.

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Trust your journey

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Are you enjoying every moment of your life? Being on purpose will give you the opportunity to enjoy more if you want. I believe we are here to live in JOY by ENJOYING! Learning to trust is to show strength, faith, and hope.

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Concious wisdom

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Understanding your own real and authentic self, deep down inside, that all knowing and all loving part of you that is here to do just that by the support you to fulfill your purpose in this lifetime.

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The crossroads of life

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I consider that if I do not have extended time-out, the messages and lifestyle cannot be changed enough to bring in the ‘new beginning’. So, I ask you, what is your pattern? Are you smart and do it fast or are you like me …

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Building self-trust

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It takes strength and courage to show our vulnerabilities. Do not be afraid to show who you really are as this shows your congruency and combined with self-love equals authenticity. To have self-trust is to have self-love and self-honour…

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What is a GURU?

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I know that there are many things for me that I know and understand from an intellectual viewpoint but find difficult to crack open from an emotional one. This in itself is my learning so that I can conquer what needs to be conquered.

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What does trust mean in small business?

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Trust is all about being honest and telling the truth, even if it is difficult at times. Being truthful, authentic and trustworthy in your dealings with customers, clients and staff will move your business further ahead than most, as many are not even aware…

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Reading between the lines

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It is sometimes hard to express our real feelings or desires as we do not wish to be seen as weak. So, learn to read between the lines of what is said or written. This is a skill that will support you in your relationships and communication generally in the future.

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Lead by example

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I believe that leading, and living by example is not as hard as it may sound. It comes to your beliefs and values. If people know you are there to help and support in all ways it is more than likely together you will achieve the goals you are looking to achieve.

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Casting pearls before swine

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Gaining our knowledge that is present deep inside can be expensive both financially and emotionally. Recognising that all people are not ready to hear give us the opportunity to understand discernment.

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Awareness and Self-Awareness

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Awareness is the ability to perceive, to feel, or to be conscious of events, objects, thoughts and emotions or sensory patterns. On the other hand, self-awareness is the capacity for introspection for self-insights.

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My Awesome Life

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I believe in cause and effect. I know whatever decisions I make I am responsible for the outcomes as a result of these decisions. How else can I get the learnings if I do not experience both the positives and the negatives?

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My Life’ Purpose

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Reflecting is a wonderful thing to be able to do. I sit in wonder at the paths that I have traveled and now reflect on the why and when of learning over my lifetime.

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