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How to Stay Focused and Inspired in Tough Times / Robin Sharma

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“No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars or sailed to an uncharted land or opened up a new heaven to the human spirit,” observed Helen Keller. In this change-crazed world we live in, a healthy dose of optimism will help us deal with life’s daily challenges and stay inspired in the face of difficulties. But the habit of positive thinking is not enough. To truly thrive on the inevitable obstacles that will appear on your path, you must learn specific strategies for managing setbacks and transforming your struggles into strengths. The following 5 points will keep you motivated, inspired and focused as you deal with adversity:

1. Search for the Opportunity. The great motivational thinker Napoleon Hill once said that every difficulty contains the seed of an equivalent opportunity. The person of true character has the courage to find it and then seize it in order to move on to a whole new level of success. Problems are a part of life. The only people on the planet who are problem-free are resting six feet under the ground. When faced with an apparent failure or rejection, ask yourself the simple question: “what can I learn from this?” Then use the experience to grow more effective at what you do. Remember, failure is the highway to success. As J.P. Guildford noted: “To live is to have problems and to solve problems is to grow intellectually.”

2. Envision a Better Day. One of the most powerful ways to stay focused and strong in the face of a setback is to simply close your eyes and picture a time when things will be much better. Visualize things going the way you want them to go. Vividly see things unfolding ideally and emotionally connect to how good you will feel once they do. Jonas Salk said: “I’ve had dreams and I’ve had nightmares. I’ve overcome my nightmares because of my dreams.” By staying anchored to a positive vision of your future, you will remain motivated no matter how tough your current circumstances may be.

3. Connect to the Truth. There are certain “Success Truths” or natural laws of achievement that have endured throughout the ages. Unfortunately, with the frenzied pace at which most of us work and live at, we often lose sight of these truths that have stood the test of time, truths such as “just before a great victory one often faces great adversity” or “we learn and grow most from our biggest failures” or “nothing can stop a person who simply refuses to be stopped.” The simply daily discipline of reading an inspirational book or a great text of wisdom from a life philosopher such as Seneca or Thoreau first thing in the morning will reconnect you to the success truths that govern the way we live. Their knowledge will then infuse and inspire every remaining minute of your day and your problems will not seem so big.

4. Select, Reflect and Correct. Reflection is one of the most powerful yet underused business skills. The French scientist Blaise Pascal mused that “All man’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.” The habit of going to a quiet place on a regular basis and reflecting on the causes, solutions and ultimate benefits of a problem you might be experiencing is one that will profoundly improve the level of your personal and professional effectiveness. Thinking deeply about the way you are doing the things you do increases self-awareness which, in turn, prevents future mistakes. Let your past failures serve you. Transform your stumbling blocks into stepping stones. Unless you reflect – then correct – the mistakes of your past, you are doomed to repeat them.

5. Maintain Your Perspective. Stephen Hawking, one of the world’s greatest scientific thinkers, has noted that we live on a minor planet of a very average star located within the outer limits of one of a hundred thousand million galaxies. In light of this finding, can your problems really be that significant? While, in the heat of the moment our challenges seem to be major calamities, over time we are able to see them in a new light. All top performers have developed this ability of keeping their setbacks in a proper perspective, learning from them and then advancing confidently in the direction of their dreams. Never lose sight of the fact that the work you and your team is doing impacts on people’s lives and you can make a difference. That’s what’s most important. As the poet Rumi once said: “When you are dead, seek for your resting place, not in the earth, but in the hearts of men.” Wise words from a wise man.
About Robin Sharma:

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Robin is one of the world’s top leadership experts and the author of 10 International bestsellers on Leadership and personal success. He is the CEO of Sharma Leadership International Inc. (SLI), a global learning firm focused on helping people Lead Without Title. Robin holds 2 law degrees including a Masters of Law. His work has helped millions of people in over 50 countries show leadership in their work and personal lives. SLI clients include many of the best known organizations including FedEx, GE, BP, IBM, Castrol, Unilever, Microsoft, Yale University and NASA.

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Footsteps of Jesus with Deepak Chopra
June 20, 2009, 11:45 am
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Few weeks we were honored to host Dr. Deepak Chopra in Israel for the second time. Dr. Chopra brought a group of his guests, who came to Israel to walk in the “Footsteps of Jesus.” Their tour featured visits throughout the country including the Christian Holy Sites as well as learning with Dr. Chopra.

For the readers that don’t know Dr. Chopra, he is the author of more than fifty books that were translated into over thirty-five languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers in both the fiction and nonfiction categories. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Adjunct Professor at Kellogg School of Management and Senior Scientist with The Gallup Organization. He is also the co-founder and President of the Alliance for a New Humanity. Time magazine once heralded Deepak Chopra as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century and credited him as ‘the poet-prophet of alternative medicine”.

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Dr. Chopra and his wife Rita, brought 30 VIP guests to Israel . These guests came from all over the world and we had the privilege of starting the journey in the city of Tel Aviv which celebrates 100 years. We than continued the tour and visited Caesarea.
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On Tuesday day and in every morning thereafter, we started the day with Meditation. That day, we had a Tour of Nazareth and Kfar Kana , had great lunch in “Pioneer” and visited Moshav Nahalal which is Israel’s first moshav settlement. The first settlers were central figures in the history of Jewish settlement in modern Israel. They created a way of life combining social justice, equal opportunity, work of the land and an independent family farm. The way of life in the moshav and its special architectural planning in the form of a circle create a socio-economic structure that is one of a kind in Israel and the world. At Nahalal the group enjoyed a delicious meal made from the fresh produce from the moshav, learned about the family’s fascinating connection to Nahalal as well as an opportunity to visit their “sleek” (a pre-war of Independence Jewish underground’s weapons cache). We then enjoyed a view of the entire Jezreel Valley and had a chance to visit the cemetery where Moshe Dayan and Ilan Ramon have been buried.

Sea of GalileeWe continued by visiting Mt. Tavor and the Church of the Transfiguration at the Summit and had an amazing overview of the Sea of Galilee Including Meditation led by Dr Chopra.

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On Wednesday we saw some Christian Sites around the Sea of Galilee (Mt. of Beatitudes -Sermon on the Mount, Tabcha – Fish Loaves, Kfar Nachum – First Church), we sailed and done meditation on the Sea of Galilee from Capernaum to Ginnosar, then we visited the “Jesus” Boat at Ginnosar and had wine Tasting at the Golan Heights Winery, including an overview of the Gamla Fortress and Church of Dier Karuch and overview from Mount Bental.

BaniasOn Thursday we started with short walk and discussion at Banias (Biblical Caesarea Philippi). We enjoyed an amazing authentic picnic lunch in the nature and at the afternoon we started our journey to Jerusalem via the Jordan Valley

We stoped at the actual Baptismal Site at Kaser El Yahud and had a desert mediation at Abraham’s Tent. We finished the day with biblical Dinner with Judean Desert Musical Accompaniment. Abraham’s Tent, Genesis Land is situated in the heart of the Judean in the land where the Patriarchs lived. A magical place, it enables visitors to experience life as it was in biblical times. Visitors to Genesis Land are greeted by Eliezer, Abraham’s manservant, and by a train of camels which lead them down to Abraham’s tent, where visitors would experience his legendary hospitality.
At Genesis Land, the stories of the Bible come to life in the very landscape in which they took place.

Overview of JerusalemOn Friday we had the most beautiful overview of Jerusalem from the Has Promenade. We started our journey at the Shiloch pool in the David City. We visited the southern wall of the Temple Mount and had a tour the Jewish Quarter
Dormation Abbey, Room of the Last Supper and the Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu.
The highlight of the day was an evening visit to the Western Wall for the Sabbath.

On Saturday morning we started with an overview from the Mt. of Olives followed by a visit to the Church of the Ascension, Dominus Flavit and The Garden of Gethsemane. We walked to the Kidron Valley second temple period tombs and the highlight was the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Our guests had a great visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity ( we couldn’t participate due to security reasons).

On Sunday Dr Chopra and the team started the day at the Temple Mount and then went out of Jerusalem to the ancient Qumran and the highlight of Sunday was Masada.
We had the peak time of the trip in the middle of the Judean Desert with amazing dinner, dances and meditation in a fantastic location.

On Monday we had a Jeep tour in the Area of the Judean Desert and we drove to Eilat for dinner and sailing on the Red Sea.

Petra-The last day was devoted to Petra, the giant red mountains and vast mausoleums of a departed race which has nothing in common with modern civilization, and ask nothing of it except to be appreciated at their true value – as one of the greatest wonders ever wrought by Nature and Man. Although much has been written about Petra, nothing really prepares you for this amazing place. It has to be seen to be believed.
Often described as the eighth wonder of the ancient world, it is without doubt Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction

This trip was an eye-opening trip for me and thanks to Aviad Meital our Guide and Nachshon VIP– the company that together with Aviad made this trip a “dream came true”. We now have 30 ambassadors of the wonders of Israel.

I recommend this company to any team that wants to experience the best of Israel – (nachshonviptours) .

Doron Libshtein
CEO, Coaching Interactive Limited
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Intuitive Writing / Shiri & Doron Libshtein
April 30, 2009, 7:52 am
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indigo2Many people, including ourselves, find that they feel a need to write, maybe to publish a book or an article in which they can tell and share their thoughts and experiences with others – in our case, we were blessed to  publish our own book a year ago.

We all have in us a sort of “editor” big or small or perhaps you would call it a “judge” or “censor”. That which tells us what is ok and not ok, that helps us decide what is right and what is wrong, what we should say now, and how to behave in every situation. And maybe, it doesn’t always help us.

Maybe when we give it center stage, it blocks our creativity, our spontaneity, spunk and spirit. So how do we limit its presence and allow other parts some more stage time? How do we divide our attention between all of the “roles” inside us in a way that will allow us to flow? And maybe the answer to this lies in the question itself.

A good way we found is to practice, to repeat the action consistently until the change is made. And if it is writing we are dealing with, this means writing for at least 30 minutes a day and practicing focusing on the pen or writing hand, or letters of the keyboard, or the breath coming out and in through our nose, anything that could distract our attention from the content, the writing and the “editor”. To release and allow ourselves to write whatever pops up in our head, without deciding on the subject beforehand.

When you get stuck it’s recommended to go back to the first line, because that allows opening new routes (confusing the “editor”). You can put in a few comments like “I’m finding this hard right now”, “I’ve nothing to write”, or “I want to stop” to release resistance during the process. It’s recommended to do the same when “editor” remarks pop up, such as “this is so silly”, “I am so ridiculous” and ” who ever said I could write?” etc. This way, you are giving this voice a temporary stage that usually quiets it. Most of all it is important to remember that change does not happen in a moment, and if we have lived with this character inside us till now, for so long, there is no reason that we should be able to erase it in one day.

purple4“From practice shall come faith”. This is a sentence we heard in a spiritual awareness course we took together a few years ago and really connected to. From our experience, this sentence really works. The more you practice writing, as in everything else, the more the change is brought about. The more you write, the more your focusing ability will grow, your points of view will expand and you will become aware of a special feeling during writing. When you allow the pen to write as if by itself, or the keyboard keys to run on their own it’s like someone else is sitting there and writing from within you and the sensation is that of floating.

In conclusion, writing is a process of practice, and just like you can’t shape your body through talking about fitness, but need to exercise, such is the case with writing. To write a book, it is not enough to think about it! You need to start to write…

We recommend to practice intuitive writing. It is a sort of writing that allows a flowing and reception of messages beyond what we are familiar with. It is possible to converse with the spiritual guides, to receive answers for rising questions, and to strengthen confidence in our way.

A recommended exercise in intuitive writing:
Answer five questions: what made me happy today? What made me feel uncomfortable? What do I want to change? What is the next step I must take? How can I be of service? And then let the pen write “on its own” on the page. Focus on the ballpoint that is writing and not on what you are writing, and notice the change in handwriting, and in the way of writing which changes from me to you with time. Write no less than three folio pages each time. If this is difficult, start from ten minutes, and raise the amount of time gradually. Practice this at least three times a week and remember that through practice faith will come too.

(More guidance can be found in the books: Gift for the soul by Dawn E. Clark, Spiritual Growth: Being Your Higher Self by Sanaya Roman, Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain , Leadership For Everyone With Robin Sharma – Practice 6 – Self  Leadership).

We would be happy to hear reactions and reinforcements from those of you who actually dared and tried the process of writing.

Shiri & Doron Libshtein

Authors of Reaching High.

Visit Robin sharma Interactive Program:  www.Sharmaleadership.com

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Destiny and Life’s Purpose

purple4Few days Ago I was interviewed “Live on outstanding, an Internet site for personal growth “, it was an amazing opportunity to talk to 400 people via the Internet, many of them had questions about their destiny andLife’s purpose, they were looking for inspiration and they want to search for answers so they can grow to their full potential and do what they are meant to do on planet earth.

My answer focused on: Trust your feelings and do what looks like your destiny and life purpose NOW, it can evolve in time and even become something else entirely in the future. But you need to and can decide NOW based on your current passion and feelings. Trust the universe and a clear vision of your life purpose will eventually reveal, at the right time.

Robin Sharma’s inspiration for today ” Trust that where life carries you is exactly where you are meant to be. Let go of all your resistance and move into a posture of surrendering to whatever is unfolding. Doing so is one of the ways you will ensure that you will walk the path of your destiny, your true path”.

Doron Libshtein
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Daily Inspiration – 23.3.09
March 23, 2009, 10:10 am
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Two weeks ago Robin Sharma arrived to Israel as our guest and speaker in three events, we had an amazing time where Robin gave inspiration to so many people in the events, in meetings and to every person he met.
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It was also the launch to our new program called ” Leadership For Everyone” and Robin’s new book called “Daily Inspiration“. I believe that we all need inspiration every day and by reading books, seeing movies, going to seminars or listening to podcasts, it can be part of our life. I have decided that when a daily inspiration will touch my heart I will write about it and today it did. I felt that so many people are survivals in this world and forget that they have many choices and that they can take action now!

robin-in-israel“We always have choices as human beings. Each of us has far more choices that we are aware of. We think we are so Limited in life that we have to live and do what we currently do. That’s just more of the language that victims are prone to use. It’s always up to you – how far along the path home from social self to your authentic self you want to go. And when you assume personal responsibility for what’s not working in your life and then bravely start taking action to improve what needs to improve, doors you didn’t even know existed will begin to open up.” Robin Sharma

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The Law of Least Effort

Jeff, one of my closest friends, called me yesterday. He was very frustrated. He cannot understand why his team manager does not treat him accordingly to his great efforts. He shared with me the fact that lately, due to atmosphere efficiency, fairing and cutting costs he has decided to act. He made the decision to be more involved, to initiate, help, and stand out – or in other words, become a core part of the team and the organization. As a result his mangers will find out how difficult it would be if they were to lose him as an employee in the hopes that they wouldn’t let him go, even when harder times come.

Following the plan he created, he initiated new business directions in order to increase revenues. He shared his work and information with his team members. He worked a lot of hours from the office and even took work home with him, working late into the night to reach his goals. Jeff speaks at all meetings, respects other peoples ideas and thoughts and gives his boss tips regarding the work of the team as well as all the information needed to assist him as well.

He hoped that his strategy would produce results, gaining appreciation, but instead the opposite seemed to occur. Despite his efforts Jeff does not feel appreciated. He finds himself getting into a lot of arguments as it seems no one sees his efforts and his manager constantly trys to avoid him. Frustration sinks in and Jeff starts to resent everyone for not seeing his hard work. Each and every day the fear of getting fired fuels the fire to try harder, even if he is not being acknowledged.

While we discussed this situation, I used some information, knowledge and examples which I took from Deepak Chopra’s new interactive program: “The Seven Laws of Success Online Program”

One of Deepak’s laws is the forth law: “The Law of Least Effort”. The path to fulfillment doesn’t need to be so difficult, and offers three liberating steps to a happier and more abundant life by taking the path of least effort.
1. Accept people, circumstances, and events as they are in this moment. When confronted with any challenge, remind yourself, “This moment is as it should be,” because the entire universe is as it should be.

2. Take responsibility for your situation without blaming anything or anyone, including yourself. Every problem is an opportunity to take this moment and transform it into greater benefit.

3. Be un-defended. Relinquish the need to defend your point of view. In defenselessness, you remain open to all points of view, not rigidly attached to one of them.

As for Jeff, I told him that it seems that he is trying too hard, and that’s why things are not happening as he planned. I suggested that he might consider stop trying so hard and take a break. He should understand that the universe will send him a massage to hold back a little and not try so hard, for sometimes when we are trying too hard we reach the opposite end result.

One of the exercises in the online program deals with situations such as Jeff’s and I invite you to practice it. Please take a couple of moments, sit down in a quiet place and answer the following question in writing!

What can you do today to better accept things as they are? (For example: to focus on what there IS in every situation, taking your time to respond and not react automatically, seeing things from many perspectives, etc.)

The purpose of this exercise is to help you direct your thoughts toward excepting things as they are so you can grow through them, getting you closer to reaching self fulfillment. As you can see, it is not about not-doing things. It’s about doing things differently.

Jeff did some thinking, and after completing some exercises decided to stop fighting for things to go his way and accepted things as they are.. He made the decision to stop worrying about the feedback from his boss and colleagues and just be who he is, do his best and keep himself open minded – welcoming any changes to come.

I also would like to add one phrase which I learned from my manager when I worked for Microsoft: “Do Few Things Well.” When we are doing a lot of things, we are not necessarily getting great results. Not when we do few things, but well…. It is always better, to us and to our surroundings.

I invite you to experience Deepak Chopra’s latest released project: The Seven Laws of Success online program and exercise your way towards success and a happier live.

The Seven Laws of Success online program is based on Dr. Deepak Chopra’s two best-selling books: “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” and “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga.” This new, interactive online program was created in order to help people realize their dreams and aspirations and fulfill their potential. Empowering them to live the life they always intended.

This amazingly easy and fulfilling program is rich and varied and includes hundreds of exclusive video and audio files, questionnaires, yoga exercises, explanations and meditation sessions all guided by Dr. Deepak Chopra & Dr. David Simon, who will help them to understand what success is, and inspire them to achieve it. I invite you to join the full program to practice all the seven laws and get yourself closer to outstanding success as well as a happier life.

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