Mindful Careers: Vision

A vision is a mental image of the future. Make time to snap your very own “picture”. Mindfulness practices such as meditation, yoga, creative arts, taking more time off, and being in nature without an agenda create space, preparing your mind for creating this mental image. At Bright Livelihoods, the practice that brings forth the vision for your next career chapter is using your imagination – ┬áseeing your soul work.…

Mindful Careers: Visualization For Integrity

Got five minutes? You’ve got time to prepare for your purpose! Step 10 in the Mindful Careers process is all about integrity. A simple word with infinite possibilities. Each of us has to define what integrity means to us. That’s the easy part! The challenge is going out into the world and living with integrity. Steps 1 – 9 have helped you identity your passion. Whether you’re changing careers or…

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!┬áHe 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…

Mindful Careers: Visualization for Creativity

So many of us get lost in the thinking about creativity – what supplies we’ll need, when we’ll find the time, if we’ll be any good – that we take our authentic selves out of the process. That’s a shame because recent studies have shown that creativity – the simple act of creating something you love for yourself, not for fame or fortune, can have as much positive impact on…

Intention For Creativity

“I’m not creative.” I’ve heard this from many people and all of them – every single one! – turned out to be an exceptionally creative spirit. We limit ourselves by limiting our definitions. Yes, creativity encompasses all the arts from music to poetry to painting. But if you’re only including the fine arts in your definition, you’re doing creativity and yourself a disservice. Creativity describes how you see the world,…