Weekend Exercise: Integrity

Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. – Oprah Winfrey We all want accolades: likes on Facebook, kudos at work, notes on Tumblr… The list is endless. But, as Oprah Winfrey states in the quote, real integrity is not recognition or praise. In fact, if it comes from a place of genuineness, it shouldn’t come with a spotlight.…

Mindful Careers: Integrity

“When your thoughts, feelings and actions are all in alignment.” – Stephen Covey’s thoughts on Integrity I love Stephen’s insight on integrity! He was the first person I heard discuss feelings in this context. You can sense when you are out of integrity when you feel off-center. Claiming a purpose, by clearly defining your values and intentions and then going all out to pursue them, is one powerful way to develop…

Kicking Off 2017 With Creativity!

Welcome 2017! Is this the year you create a more mindful career for yourself? YES, it is! One option for practicing mindfulness is to explore your own untapped creative energy. This practice will help you to be more open to new career paths and develop mastery for things you love. I’ve dabbled in many creative pursuits over the years. I started dance and gymnastic classes at 3, cooking at 5 (scrambled eggs),…

Intention for Authenticity

“Why all this focus on intentions?” “I feel silly saying these things out loud.” “When will I feel like something’s changing after I’ve said the intention?” Sound familiar? These are questions I get surrounding the benefit, the usefulness, of setting and reciting intentions. The great thing is, if you’re asking the questions, you’re closer to the answers. You’re asking rather than dismissing. Intentions are the foundation of change, the ladder…

Mindful Careers: An Exercise For Authenticity

Authenticity isn’t easy, especially in an age of pretty, polished social media. We feel pressure to chase perfectionism or model our wardrobe/home/career/everything after someone who seems to have it all together…in a 1:1 square Instagram photo. That’s not to say that all people who live their lives or run their businesses across multiple channels aren’t being authentic. It does mean, however, that our own authenticity can get muted in the…

Mindful Careers: Authenticity

Authenticity is the core principle of a Mindful Career. The practice of authenticity requires you to know and develop your passions. A passion is something for which you have boundless enthusiasm. Do you know what your passions are? People who love what they do know their passions. They don’t turn into someone else when they go to work. They have integrity and a strong sense of what their talents are.…

Live Your Genius Podcast: Meet A Career Master!

Ever wonder what it takes to break free from your woulda, coulda, shoulda cycle and do what you were born to do? Listen in as Laura Berland, Chief Marketing Officer of StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson, joins us to discuss how Bright Livelihoods helped her realize her passion project TalkingYoga.com. Real people, real challenges, real successes – it is possible to Live Your Genius! Ready to do what you…

Intention for Abundance

Some world leaders – and potential leaders – push forth the idea of lack. Their message is rooted in you not having enough unless they are in power.  History shows us, time and time again, that we are stronger, more resilient as a society when we share – our talents, our resources, our hopes. Use this intention to cultivate a serene sense of abundance in your daily life. What you…

Mindful Careers: An Exercise For Abundance

Happy Monday to you all. Let’s kick-start this week, kick-start some career abundance. In our current step, we’re exploring the ways abundance philosophy helps us professionally – whether we’re searching for sustainable work, considering taking on more responsibility at our current job or taking on a complete career 180. Last week, I shared with you the idea of the 4 Ms – mind / management / master / marketing. These…

Mindful Careers – Abundant Opportunities

A simple way of looking at the word abundance is to think about it as the lack of lack. In regards to work and making career changes this principle can apply to ideas, opportunities, time as well as money. Developing prosperous habits requires you to embrace a positive outlook and seize any challenge as an opportunity placed in front of you. All too often we are choosing from a ‘lack’…