This study path contains six classes, as well as optional follow-up work for each class; reflection questions to help you internalize the wisdom, and 'thought into action' prompts to help you apply what you're learning to create real, meaningful change in your life.
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Whether we are in charge of a business, a team, or a career in general, research suggests that we are typically present only seven minutes within an entire hour. Listen to this deep conversation with David Ghiyam, CEO of MaryRuth Organics, and find out what is pulling the strings of your success for the remaining 53 minutes of the hour at hand and how to gain control over your fortune.
Question: Which expression of ego in the workplace do you identify with most? Which expression of ego do you notice yourself resisting to identify with or take responsibility for? What would happen if you embraced this uncomfortable realization, with love rather than judgment, and actively started working on transforming it?
Thought Into Action: For the next week or two, focus on building, appreciating, and expressing the internal strengths in yourself and others as opposed to focusing on the external skills brought to the table. See what shifts in your interactions with coworkers, subordinates, and authority figures in your workplace when you adopt this mindset.
Anxiety-driven success might launch you towards the success ladder, but it will never deliver medium to long-term fulfillment. Fears of failure, security, confrontation, and the unknown are prevalent amongst entrepreneurs. In this session, with guest speaker Jamie True, Founder of Uptime, you will learn about the root of fear to identify the covert ego-pivot needed to achieve success.
Question: Which fear in business do you most identify with; how is it serving you, and how is it hurting you? If you define yourself as “fearless,” do you see how this may be a mask for actually allowing yourself to feel and transcend fear?
Thought Into Action: For the next week or two, practice identifying the core desires of the body that are driving your fears. Each time you become aware of a desire of the body, practice changing the channel, connecting to the frequency of your soul. Remember, fear is a lie, and truth is whatever you are loving in your soul stronger than you are fearing in your body. For example, maybe you want to take the lead on a project that inspires you, but you are afraid to speak up and ask for the opportunity. You may be afraid to be perceived as arrogant, afraid you’re not fully capable, afraid to fail, etc. When you feel the fear, reconnect to the desire of your soul. In this case, your soul may want to take the lead on the project so you have the opportunity to express your unique creativity more profoundly. This desire is more powerful than your fears; you just need to reconnect to this desire and choose to follow it.
In this lesson, delve into the topic of self-sabotage, specifically exploring how striving to be perfect actually disrupts your life and leads to judgment – of yourself and others. Listen to learn the real benefits of leading a 'messy' life, one in which you abandon the illusion of perfection and embrace your failures as opportunities for growth.
Question: Where in your life is it particularly difficult for you to embrace the optimalist mindset and or allow for life to be messy? What is your desire for perfection in this area costing you?
Thought Into Action: Thought Into Action: For the next week or two, every time you feel you’ve failed, made a mistake, or are judging yourself for a perceived imperfection - apply the PRP strategy to elevate your consciousness (Permission to be human, Reconstruction of the event, and Perspective on the bigger picture). Notice what opportunities present themselves when you make these consciousness shifts.
A true leader is a messenger of the Light, inspiring others to activate and express their highest potential. In this lesson, you will learn how humility helps you to transform the ego’s limited desires, allowing you to become a person of true influence.
Question: Which leadership quality are you most inspired to develop in yourself right now? What needs to shift in your consciousness for you to grow and maintain this quality?
Thought Into Action: For the next week or two, focus on your beliefs and actions towards the people around you, specifically the people you interact with most. You don’t have to be running a company to be a leader; each one of us can be a leader when we embrace the power of our influence. Do you believe others have the ability to transform? Do you feel safe letting others shine? Do you feel happy for others' success? Try to pinpoint where in your beliefs and or actions you may be lacking a spiritual leadership mentality, and commit to transforming this area.
Every challenge is just a shadow to the ego’s influence causing it, and fighting challenges all day is as effective as trying to catch a shadow itself. In this session, with guest speaker Julia Kisla, CEO of the Lions Model Management, you’ll discover the single most unconventional yet effective method to solve all challenges while allowing the universe to fight for you.
Question: Where in your life do you play the role of firefighter - so busy putting out fires, solving problems, etc. – that you don’t make it a point to inject intentions into what you’re doing and pause throughout the process?
Thought Into Action: For the next week or two, every time an external “problem arises,” pause and ask yourself: what is this “problem” mirroring to me about my own internal state of being? Commit to first tackling your internal response to the “problem” before jumping to solve the external problem. Notice how these “problems” unfold differently when you take control energetically versus logically.
How do you maintain equilibrium and stay true to yourself in the midst of an emotionally fraught situation? How do you navigate empathy without getting dragged into someone else’s emotional turmoil? Emotions are contagious, and the people around you can be some of the most influential factors in determining your state of wellbeing. Learn tips and tools for staying centered and avoiding the influence of negativity around you so you continue working towards the person you ultimately want to be.
Question: When was the last time you personally experienced the emotional contagion phenomenon? Looking back, why do you think you were so vulnerable to being influenced by the other person or person’s emotional state?
Thought Into Action: For the next week or two, every time you find yourself in a situation where some else’s negativity makes you uncomfortable, or it feels as if it’s starting to invade your space, pause and ask yourself: who does this emotion or chaos belong to? Also, look for opportunities where you can act as a positive emotional contagion. Try to elevate every space you enter, be it with one person or a thousand. Notice what changes take place.