Poverty Thinking

This morning I was browsing through some articles on LinkedIn’s Pulse forum. I spotted an interesting article titled ‘The Simple, Life-Changing Question That Hardly Anyone Can Answer’ which was posted by Oprah.

In the article she had interviewed the CEO of LinkedIn, Jeff Weiner, with the theme of answering the tricky question ‘What do you want’?  I enjoyed the brief article. It reminded me of an old friend and fellow spiritual teacher who would pose the question… “Why is it easier for you to believe that you are cursed then to believe that you are blessed”? Similarly, this questioned seemed to stump many people. Cursed or Blessed

At the end of the article I noticed a comment from a fellow reader that really ignited my thoughts. And I would like to ignite the thoughts of my readers here-I hope you leave your comments.

The comment from E.W. Parris stated: It seems to me that “What do you want?” is a question most shy away from because they know they have a hard enough time just meeting their own needs. Find a solution to income inequality and the question will have more relevance. For workers struggling to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads, that’s a question that smells of privilege.

To me, privilege, in this sense is more of a state of poverty thinking than a economic status. I have met many who come from a gifted economic status who still suffer from poverty thinking. Perhaps the bigger challenge is not ‘what do you want’ but more ‘ how do you want to feel’? We could have many debates about what is the root cause of poverty thinking- it was our upbringing, our family economic status, where we were born, etc.  But again, I believe it is all so relative to the individual and what their internal voice of the tyrant repeats.

For me, overcoming my own internal poverty thinking was a process. Not only an unraveling of the ball of old thinking…but also an unfolding of something new. It appeared through challenges that cause me to think and believe differently; to grow and reach way beyond ‘my’ limits; and to see the blessing in everything.  Like the lotus flower blooms by unfolding one petal at a time-out of the muck and mire of the pond where it was birthed…so was my process of shifting away from poverty thinking to one of feeling blessed and supported.

Hope you share your thoughts and feelings! Jennifer

To read the Pulse article, click here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/simple-life-changing-question-hardly-anyone-can-answer-oprah-winfrey

Paving Your Tomorrows

What we do today paves the way of our tomorrows. What actions, habits, routines, thoughts, feelings, words and mindset do you have? Are they building blocks to the next great creation or are they building blocks to a self-created prison?

Assess where you are right now? One of two things are occurring…  guaranteed. Either you are using your power to pave the road to the greatest life possible-OR-you are building walls of your own miserable prison.

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Each thought is a brick. Each action is a brick. Each word spoken is a brick. Each feeling is a brick.  Chose your bricks wisely. ~ Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor is a certified life and spiritual coach and owner of Your Life Mastered.

Your Life Mastered specializes in life coaching;  spiritual coaching;  transformation coaching & removing blocks; spiritual wellness & finding your purpose; personal development; improving your relationships & loving the self; and leveraging success.  www.yourlifemastered.com

Becoming Your Vision


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Over the past few weeks, I have encountered many who ask me the same type of questions: How do I over come obstacles? How do I get happy? How do I get what I want?

No matter what you are trying to do, create, manifest, undo…the most important thing to ask yourself is WHY? What is your compelling reason? What is your inner passion? What is the burning desire? This is the place where you can find vision for your life. This is where you access THE BIG DREAM.

Then the next vital step…LIVE from that vision place. No matter where you are right now; your circumstance is only temporary. Become your vision, live from that place…not from the circumstance where you find yourself at the moment.

You are Never your circumstance; but you can become your vision. It’s up to you to decide. ~ Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor is a certified life and spiritual coach and owner of Your Life Mastered.

Your Life Mastered specializes in life coaching;  spiritual coaching;  transformation coaching & removing blocks; spiritual wellness & finding your purpose; personal development; improving your relationships & loving the self; and leveraging success.  www.yourlifemastered.com  

The Path To True Power

True power is never about trying to have power over someone else. Power and owning one’s power means one accepts responsibility for one’s choices and actions, one accepts that every action one takes leads to consequences that may be positive or negative.

One learns not to blame others for everything that happens but looks inside to see what sort of energy one is putting forth that has attracted the circumstances to begin with.

We learn that it is not “everyone else” that has created the circumstances in our lives, but us that have put the energy forth to begin with that attracted those people and circumstances.

Accepting this and working with it means that YOU have the ultimate power within you to transform your own life!

It’s so easy to point the finger at someone else and make them “responsible” for how our lives are not working. It’s so easy to blame circumstances or “fate” instead of calling upon our own knowing and intuition, our own inner power and setting about to “stalk” the right solutions. It’s easier to sit where one is and moan rather than pick up and move on. There is only this present moment…It’s time to get moving.~ Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor is a certified life and spiritual coach and owner of Your Life Mastered. 

Your Life Mastered specializes in life coaching;  spiritual coaching;  transformation coaching & removing blocks; spiritual wellness & finding your purpose; personal development; improving your relationships & loving the self; and leveraging success.  www.yourlifemastered.com

Thinking is contagious.

Thinking is contagious.
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What and who do you listen to the most? Think about it…is it positive and uplifting or negative/drama and draining?

They say that the size of one’s ideas are directly related to the size of our bank account. To me that means: what I am willing to invest in directly effects my outcome.

Ideally, you want to spend time with people who, like you, are invested in building their dreams, who are happy, who are positive and uplifting, who are loving and supportive… people who are thinking BIG. Surround yourself with things, people, messages of things going RIGHT instead of always reminding you of what they think is going wrong. Good things IN= good things OUT.~ Jennifer Taylor

 

 

Success is a learned behavior…teach it by your example.

Our presence, our actions, our words…all have a direct effect on children. Children are ALWAYS watching and listening; if they are of your own blood line doesn’t matter. We as the elders are paving the way and leading by our example.

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Are you the example and encouragement of LIMITLESS possibilities…OR…an example of lost and defeated creativity?

Giving life doesn’t just begin and stop with having a child…darn near anyone can make a baby. BUT giving birth to creative thoughts and dreams; encouraging all possibilities; believing and uplifting yourself; doing what makes you feel alive…that is Divine creation and the greatest example.

Success is a learned behavior…teach it by your example. ~ Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor is a certified life and spiritual coach and owner of Your Life Mastered. 

Your Life Mastered specializes in life coaching;  spiritual coaching;  transformation coaching & removing blocks; spiritual wellness & finding your purpose; personal development; improving your relationships & loving the self; and leveraging success.  www.yourlifemastered.com