Monday, January 5, 2009

    Passion, Purpose & Love

    The dazzling display of pyrotechnics over the city of New York at the strike of midnight on the eve of the New Year charged my soul with renewed inspiration. From the moment the clock struck twelve, my anima, overwhelmed by motivation. The best way I can describe it is: A constant feeling of “Aha” moments, waves of happiness, joy, and excitement.

    To me the energy I feel is an indicator that something incredible is happening. Even the energy from those around me is shifting, even among all the doom and gloom: A global recession, job losses in the millions, the credit freeze, the mortgage crisis, and still I hear stories of resilience, determination and perseverance, people picking-up whatever is left and starting over again.

    I’ve been told that New York is the city of dreams - The city that never sleeps, and the only city where you can reinvent yourself over and over and become whatever you choose. Thousands of people flock to New York annually for this purpose alone. I believe NOW is the best time for anybody, no matter what city you live in to reinvent yourself. You can choose whatever lifestyle you want to live - whatever your heart desires. You don’t have to live in New York to reinvent yourself; you can do it from anywhere now.

    The world as we know it is changing. History, politics the way we transact personally and professionally, even the way we choose our mate, and soon the banking system. We haven’t seen times like this since the industrial revolution - A new wave of entrepreneurs and innovators - dreamers alike emerging to tackle the globes biggest problems that face generations to come. This is an opportunity of a lifetime, an opportunity to be at the forefront in the next chapter of history - Don’t you want to be part of it?

    Imagine for a moment living the lifestyle you dream of. Whether the life you dream is about spending more time with family or the dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Ultimately all your dreams are about freedom and flexibility - To live life the way you choose and with those you love and trust. 

    Coincidentally you are not alone. Coincidence, or was humanity on the wrong path all-together? Listen to the words that are spoken by others around you and you will hear: Passion, Purpose, and Love. People like Oprah Winfrey, The Queen of Day Time Television, and New York Times Best Seller, Eckhart Tolle, Author of The Power Of Now, are talking, writing, and teaching about the pages that will fill the next chapter in modern history.

    It’s About Passion, Purpose, And Love – Self-Fulfillment 

    People are slowly but surely getting a clue: In the pursuit of living “the dream” we all forgot about our own dream. Generation after generation, we all lived another persons’ dream - Whose dream may I ask?

    Perhaps the shift we are witnessing isn’t so much a shift but rather a correction. Maybe it is time to get back to the basics - Back to a time when prosperity and success followed passion and purpose, a time when you worked the land or used talent such as your hands to create a piece of work. A time period when individuality was fostered and individuals were recognized for their achievements. Back to a time when perception was not reality.

    Bruno LoGreco Master Life Coach & Mentor



    Mona said...

    yep, big fan of oprah, eckhart and you (:

    bart said...

    thanks bruno... the moment is always NOW indeed, if anything's worth doing it's worth doing as immediately as possible...

    as they say "do it, delegate it or drop it"... works often for me :-)

    keep well...

    Bruno LoGreco said...

    I'm flattered, Mona! Thank you!

    You are absolutely right bart, anything worth the effort can be done immediately or as soon as it can.

    Everybody can find a reason why today is not a good day but very few find a reason why tomorrow may be too late. The reality is; not a single person on this planet can say with certainty that they will be here tomorrow.

    San said...

    Beautiful, inspiring post, Bruno. I can feel the energy in your words.

    Giovanna Garcia said...

    I believe when a person find their passion and know their purpose they will have Love and therefore, their spirit will be fulfilled.
    I love how you describe it is: A constant feeling of “Aha” moments, waves of happiness, joy, and excitement. That is beautiful!

    Thank You,
    Giovanna Garcia

    LifeMadeGreat | Juliet said...

    Hi Bruno

    Wonderful and inspiring!
    But so much more than that.

    I think that you have captured exactly what this opportunity is all about. I hope that more people will be open to it.


    bingkee said...

    But I also believe that if you follow your heart (coz that is what you dream for) can also lead to tragedy. That is why it is best to ask and seek the Lord's guidance about pursuing a dream---if it's actually for you or not. Because if we follow the wrong dream which we think is our 'destiny" ,and if it was not really for us, the whole world will seem to turn around against us no matter what we do to reach for it. Just like my bro-in-law , he aspired to be an actor but now he's 38 yrs old , he still has no meaningful break since he started at age 19---his life is such in shambles because of following this dream ----at 38 years old, he still lives in a rented tiny studio, with a Pilates mat as his bed, drives around on a scooter in the streets of L.A. and has no money and no savings at all, no g.f., nothing except a job as a waiter for $ 7.00 /hr. To think he is a college graduate from Boston U.. We told him to forget that dream because it's not for him but he still believes he can make it. He's been pursuing that dream for almost 20 years. You cannot be what you are not supposed to be. We all need God to tell us what to do.

    Bruno LoGreco said...

    Thank you San!! I feel in me. I see and hear things I didn't last year. :)

    Hi Giovanna - Beautiful name by the way and welcome to Morning Java! I echo your words. When life is filled with passion and purpose loves surrounds you in many ways. :)

    From your mouth to gods ears Juliet!

    These are choices your brother has made. My childhood dream was to be an actor. I gave up on my dream in my early teens when I learned my acting skills were less than par. Dreams do come true but sometimes the way we envision the dream and how it manifests is different. Just because I gave up on my dream in my teens i never stopped thinking about it. I now do what I love doing, helping people, but I also get to do it for TV. I'm not actor, nor can i reenact. Your brother needs to find his talent and use that to pursue his passion for entertainment.

    elsa said...

    A motivational speaker from my country said that our efforts to reach our dreams are right for us when:
    1. We love doing it, though we don't get paid

    2. We don't feel guilty about it (eg. if you steal, there will be guilt)

    Of course you need to ask God for guidance too...

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    Ten Powerful Self-Coaching Tips

    By Bruno LoGreco

    Are you living the life of creativity and happiness that you've always dreamed of, or are you allowing your fears or other outside factors to influence you?

    Following the path that your heart's desires requires courage and might require a shift in attitude. There are several methods you can use to act as your own life coach and start working toward the life you dream of.

    Ideas for self-improvement

    You don't need to change every aspect of your life at once in order to improve your attitude and outlook on life. Self-improvement can feel daunting if you try to change everything at once.

    A good way to embark on your journey of self-coaching is to make one change and see what kind of impact it has upon your life. The following tips are designed to help you improve your life and become your own life coach. Try out one of the following tips at a time to positively impact your attitude and daily life.

    1. Find some ‘you' time. Everyone needs time alone to meditate and recharge. You may think you don't have extra time in your day. Start with 10-20 minutes to use for meditation or silent reflection.

    2. Ask yourself what you truly want in life. Are you living your life according to your true dreams and desires? You may be unaware of your desires that lie hidden beneath your surface needs and wants, so take the time to find out.

    3. Write everything down. Even if your thought seems silly, write it down! You may be surprised by the inspiration and ideas you can come up with.

    4. Journal daily, but with a twist. Instead of just writing about today, try writing about yesterday.

    5. Keep track of the "happy moments." Each day has potential for many small moments that bring joy and happiness. If you don't make a special note of them, you may not even recognize the small joys in your day.

    6. Choose one task each night to complete the next day. This way, you have focus, and you accomplish at least one task. Tasking and taxing yourself with effort is important in reaching goals.

    7. Smile when you wake up. Smiling is contagious. By smiling you improve your mood and can potentially improve someone else's day as well.

    8. Give thanks each night. Gratitude will improve your outlook on life and help you see all the good and wonderful moments of your day.

    9. Try something new. A new experience fuels creativity and your enjoyment of the day.

    10. Create at least one memorable moment each day. Make each day unforgettable, even if in a small way!

    Taking the next step with a life coach

    Self-coaching tips are great ideas for helping you improve your life. However, you can take your life to the next level with a life coach and mentor. A professional life coach can help you set goals and help you move forward with your dreams. If you're looking for the right path toward happiness, a life coach can help you discover the path your heart truly desires.

    Want to learn more about self-improvement? Bruno LoGreco is a Life Coach Toronto and mentor. Visit BrunoLoGreco.com and find out how to unleash your potential for success and happiness.

    The Success Indicators on Your Life Path

    Many people seek out a particular goal in their life path and are content when they achieve it. The chance to broaden their horizons or learn new things within an existent structure is not as appealing to them as it is to some others. This is an issue that arises in many individuals because they mistakenly think they have achieved what they wanted to in their lives. The plethora of environmental noise around them begins to infringe upon their goals and forces them to lose sight of what they truly wanted.

    A good way to think of this problem is to envision a large square box. This is not just any box though. Rather, in this case, your box has been divided into three separate, but equally shaped rectangular boxes, all stacked on top of one another. Each of these rectangular boxes is a highly important expression of your life goals -- individual levels of success. Within each of these levels of success is an indicator that tells you how close you are to becoming successful in this area of your life.

    Every area of your life that you identify as a potential path for success can be further divided, containing the many different events and obstacles you will encounter as you strive to reach your goals. Think of each sector of your life as being divided even further, with three new sections within one of the three stacked boxes (sectors). Within each stacked box are three separate sections, divided by dotted lines that make up the life path you will follow. These dotted lines are not the same as the solid lines dividing the sectors -- they are a path that you have envisioned since childhood -- a series of goals and pathways to success that you want to follow.

    As young people, these life paths may not be fully formed. Or they might be crystal clear in our minds--long, straight life paths from the early days of college and adult living to the ultimate goal of success that you have always strived for. You can see exactly what you need to do to reach each success indicator and achieve what you have set out to accomplish. And you probably did just this. After all, your goals as a youth were to be successful in the same way that you saw thousands of others live their lives. You wanted to reach your success indicators and experience the measure of success by which you would measure you life for decades to come.

    However, nothing is ever as simple as we envision it during youth. There are countless factors that interfere with your ability to clearly see those success indicators and life paths to success. These factors, or "Environmental Noise," can be detrimental to even the most focused of individuals. Think of what would happen if you dumped the contents of downtown New York into your box and tried to maintain your focus on those goals. Would you even be able to see your life path anymore?

    Everyone must travel their life path with environmental noise inundating them from all sides. It begins to become cloudy. The dotted lines, our life paths, begin to look like the straight lines and the success indicators start to be confused with any number of different distractions.

    And then something will happen and you will realize that you are in fact nowhere near the original success indicators you set for yourself. Everything has changed and yet you are stuck in a way. You are deep within the center of the middle rectangular box and you have no idea which way to go or how to get back on track. The noise only grows louder and you grow dizzy trying to regain your focus.

    It is in this instant that you must clear the noise and return to the basic, almost instinctive mode of thought you experienced as a child. What did you want from life? Where did you want to go? What do you need to get to that point? What was my life path? All of these questions must be asked without the distractions of the world around you muddying up your thought process. When you can revert to a very simple perspective of the world and only spend time thinking of what you want from life, you can be that much more successful.

    You can succeed in life despite the environmental noise, cruising down your life paths and moving through your rectangles with ease, but oftentimes you need a helping hand to clear away the noise and look at life with fresh eyes. There is nothing wrong with asking for help to weed out these distractions and remove the clutter from your life sectors with a professional life coach.

    Is your life path inundated with environmental noise? Learn how you can lift the noise and begin reestablishing your success indicators today. Visit www.brunologreco.com a Life Coach Toronto today.


    Top 10 Benefits to Journaling

    By Bruno Logreco

    There are countless reasons to maintaining a journal. The top ten benefits of journaling may differ from person to person. However, there seems to be general themes that are attractive in the collective unconscious. Many people are looking to daily entries of their personal experiences to reap some of the following rewards.

    Maintaining a journal is a natural way to exercise the brain. People who make regular entries are taking time to develop writing and communication skills that are very valuable in everyday interactions. This mental exercise also helps to allow your thoughts to flow freely.

    Creativity is a second benefit to consider. This is an important aspect of journaling. The right hemisphere of the brain is associated with visual, imaginative and intuitive facets of thought. When you take time to write, you free the right hemisphere. The ideal entry will be one that puts the inner editor on hold. Thoughts and ideas should flow freely and naturally.

    The uninhibited nature of this form of writing serves a third benefit of developing self awareness. People often create different faces to meet various circumstances. We tend to recreate in distinct situations including the work environment, the community and even when at home.

    The process of keeping a journal helps you recognize the various aspects of your unique personality. The growing self awareness is a powerful force that can lead to even greater benefits in the future. Gaining insight into the self is among the most important aspects to maintaining a journal.

    The fourth benefit is the ability to set priorities. Once you get a grasp on the thoughts and emotions that are filtered through your personal experience, you begin to gain control of them. The process eventually leads to a greater understanding of what is and what is not important.

    The ability to re-see the past is another great benefit of keeping a journal. The pages can be revisited with a fresh perspective. It can be very surprising how much your understanding of an event changes over a relatively short period of time. Some writers find great moments of epiphany when rethinking and rereading entries.

    Journaling is a fantastic problem-solving resource. The approach of using entries to come up with various solutions to troubles is a little different than approaches for self awareness and growth. Many people choose temporary brainstorming techniques that serve to give viable solutions to problems.

    The seventh benefit of journaling is variety. You can choose what kind of entries you want to make. Common choices include brainstorming sessions, automatic writing and reflective notes. Personal journal entries can be made upon inspiration, when you first wake or right before you fall asleep. Some choose to do a combination of these.

    Purging is the eighth benefit to this practice. Many people find it helpful to place negative thoughts and feelings down on paper. Once the negative energy is placed on the page, they are free to let it go. This practice also works well when dealing with anger towards another individual. Purge the negativity and work towards a constructive approach.

    The ability to communicate with others is another benefit of keeping a journal. Those who work with life coaches can find a wealth of resources for sessions. Journaling can help you tap into your fears and dreams, helping your coach gain insight through entries that you choose to share.

    The tenth benefit is improvement in your overall health. Journaling reduces stress. It provides time for you to meditate. The process helps to make the positive forces in your life surface and it helps to bring the harmful elements into light. The result of personal journaling is a new perspective on how you can take control of many aspects of your life.

    Want to learn how online journaling can help you reach goals and problem solve? Learn more about life coach Toronto at brunologreco.com and journaling at iijournal.

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