8 posts from month 02/2009

Get Paid Your Value, Not Your Price

Money is one of the greatest stories ever told. The epic theme? Money is scarse. Funny how there always seems to be more.

Everyone worries about getting a fair price.

For many people, the feeling of spending money is an icky one. It is not enjoyable and is fraught with negative emotion. They think of what they are losing and worry about being ripped off. They are scared that the stated price will exceed the stated value. Most of the time we simply pay the set price, begrudgingly.

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The Post-Travel Blues

Creative Commons License photo credit: Samya_Photography

Creative Commons License photo credit: Samya_Photography

I've been back from Nicaragua one week today. I didn't want to come home. I felt like a million dollars but since I have been back, I feel depressed. I sleep too much. I can't write. The scenery makes melancholy.

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Alter Your Perspective

I’ve struggled for a week to summarize my trip to Nicaragua (pictures here), to put words to the multitude of feelings, experiences and realizations that I made while I was there. But I’ve given up. I can’t do it in one article. My hope is that all that I have experienced will be reflected in my writing. In this past week I have come to realize why travel is such a strong passion for me. The exhilaration of a change in perspective.

To me, the greatest gift that travel affords is the way it alters your perception. For it is hard to not be sucked in. It’s hard to not lose perspective. When all you know is what you know, it is hard to remember that there is a whole world outside of it.

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Innerpreneuring Thru Economic Chaos

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Written by Jay Cowan

“As we know our Self, opportunities are no longer limited by the obvious psychological and institutional factors; rather we become masters of our own domains. We then live at cause, not effect. We become the means to create new opportunities.” - Phillip Dignan in Secrets of a Wealthy Mind

Are these chaotic times built for the Innerpreneur?

Or, am I just used to chaos? The chaos for me has always been the battle between chasing the external world and being myself.

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Wake Up! Move Your Heart From Your Chest, To Your Mouth, and Into the World!

Written & Contributed by Bill Boulton of The Speaking Husky

"I have faced it, a life wasted and I'm never going back again." - Pearl Jam

I wasted a few decades of my life.I was sleep walking. Here's why—I was afraid of what “they” might think. It was as if I were on an assembly line where some skilled mechanics had installed my lower body, and then the skilled mechanics bolted my upper body in place. Next, the expert mechanics put "what they thought" into my brain, and the fear of what “they might think,” if I went against what “they wanted me to do.” In the words of the Saints and poets of many cultures and creeds, I needed to “wake up.” To the possible horror of a Saint or 83, I “woke up” at a Doors Of The 21st Century concert. When my blog launches, I will tell you the full story, and no… I was not on any drugs, legal or illegal. :)

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