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Choose a Job You Love or Love the Job You do

Choose a Job You Love or Love the Job You Do?

Choose a Job You Love or Love the Job You Do? The great Chinese philosopher Confucius once said, “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” The concept sounds so beautiful, so easy and so static. When I was a child, I dreamed of a job that...

How Criticising Other People Can Help You to Find Your Blind Spots

I am especially happy when I complain about somebody’s behavior. I don’t say that I like to complain about people. I just like to notice what I am saying and how it relates to my own behavior. I find very true what all the spiritual junkies claim: “When we look at others we are looking at...

When Tough Feedback Helps You to Turn Off Your Autopilot

Our behavior consists of various habits, physical, mental, emotional. Those habits trigger automatic reactions.  It is like an autopilot, it clicks somewhere and we are acting without paying attention to what is happening. Some time ago, I asked one of my superiors for feedback. He was very frank and wrote I had a problem with...

When Switching off Conscious Thinking Clears the Way for a Higher Wisdom

Have you noticed that sometimes we get the best ideas and make the best decisions NOT after a long analysis, but after getting a feeling of„enlightenment“? Suddenly an idea lands in our brain and the idea looks totally great and makes sense to us. That`s the moment when our brain finally connected all the relevant...

People Do Not Change but Can Change Their Behavior

I will be really personal now. Maybe a way how to get certain topics out of my chest. My ex-partner was always telling me: „I am like I am and I will not change.“ It was driving me crazy. Of course,  it was driving me crazy – it was very true. People can not change...

How To Be Yourself at Work

According to this article, people tend to enjoy their jobs more when they feel like they can be their authentic selves at work. The same article cites a survey in which one-third of the employees felt like they needed to fake their personality at work. For some time, I was doing a job where I felt I...

Not Knowing Does Not Have to Be Stressful

Arriving  yesterday at Koningsteen where the Relational Wholebody Focusing training took place was like arriving in a different world. Peaceful, calm, hidden from the eyes of the usual hectic world around me . While the host was taking me to the right building, he asked about my drive here. It was a full of deviations. „Life...

5 Things that Helped Me to Overcome a Burnout

One day in January 2016, I sat down at my computer and could not do anything. I had difficulties to read, think and concentrate.  Next day, I tried again and the same happened. After few days like that, I simply gave up and took a month break to focus on myself. What was my remedy? 1. Letting...

Top Five Investments You Should Make before Getting Fired for Redundancy

When I first experienced collective lay-offs in a multinational company, I was shocked. There is no security, no stability in this world. At the age of 50, I could become redundant and useless. It sounds bitter, but it might happen to anybody one day. That`s life. Plenty of questions started floating in my head. How...

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