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Getting To Grips With Fear And Confusion

Hiya,

This is another extract from my new eBook “Do You Hate Your Job?” which is available for f.ree right now here.

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Getting To Grips With Fear And Confusion

If you do decide to find a new job, new career or start up your own business know that there may well be fear and confusion along the way.

Learn to accept that, learn to understand that growing as a person is happening alongside this journey of following your passion, dream or goal. Sometimes you have to take the hit. If you want to go into events planning but don’t have the experience, why not get a job just helping other planners set their events up and learn how they do it from the ground up.

If you feel totally stuck or paralysed by fear or doubt – get calm. Sit still, breathe deeply and slowly and reconnect with your intuition, excitement, creativity and imagination. Trust yourself.

Accept that you won’t know all the answers, accept that you will have to take risks and above all accept that you may fail along the way. This is part of the journey. If it was easy everyone would do it – but they don’t. This is the road less travelled, this is the path to success, the difficult path but the one that leads to more fulfillment, contentedness, happiness, joy and ultimately life.

I did it, in fact I’m still doing it. Yes, I still have doubts and fears and I still find myself procrastinating from time to time. But at least now I’m aware of what’s going on and how to change it.

And remember to give yourself a break. It’s normal to be afraid, it’s normal to be unsure. Rather than chastise yourself for these negative feelings, acknowledge them. Sit with them for a while. Listen to what they’re trying to tell you. Then question if you agree with them or not.

Feelings are natural – accept them, allow them. If you want to know the strategies and tactics to change them… read on.

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Here’s a great tactic for alleviating fear which I learned recently from Cameron Von St James and his incredible wife Heather.

Eight years ago, Heather was diagnosed with mesothelioma; a rare cancer that kills most people within 2 years of diagnosis.

Each year, they gather around a fire in their backyard with their friends and family, write their biggest fears on a plate and smash them into the fire. This symbolic gesture actually has a powerful psychological effect on our psyche. It says: ‘I don’t want these fear feelings and I’m ready to destroy them.

They call this ‘LungLeavin Day‘ due to the operation that Heather had to endure. To find out more about this inspiring family and the help they offer others go here.

Grab your F.REE copy of my book “Do You Hate Your Job?“right now here.

Enjoy

Stu

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PS: Help someone you know that might hate their job by sending them this blog post – it might just change their life!

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3 ways to be more creative.

"Ascension" - acrylic on canvas

“Ascension” – acrylic on canvas

Hiya,

I watched a fascinating Horizon program last night about how our brains work while we’re being creative and how we can make ourselves more creative.

It seems that a part of our brain, an area just above our right ear (the anterior superior temporal gyrus), is primarily responsible for creative thought. Due mainly to the length and branching of the dendrites stemming from this area being a lot longer and having a far greater reach throughout our brain than the equivalent logical left side.

A burst of gamma rays erupts from this area when we have moments of insight or intuition.

Moments before that, a burst of alpha waves in the occipital lobe (at the back of the brain) responsible for visual processing, cause a kind of ‘brain blink‘. This ‘brain blink’ literally interrupts our visual awareness which allows the moment of insight to bubble up to the conscious level.

So, what are the three ways we can develop this creative process?

#1 It’s been discovered that by simply doing an everyday task in a different way can raise your creativity afterwards by 10-15%. Think of doing the dishes holding the brush in the opposite hand to normal. Or making a sandwich in reverse order. Or getting dressed in a different order.

#2 Taking a break from your work or a task that is frustrating you. Nothing unusual there you say. But, instead of just sitting quietly for a few minutes doing nothing. Studies have shown that creative thinking spikes if we allow ourselves to do a simple task instead. Take 10 minutes to organise some paperwork, or vacuum, or wash the car. Something that you don’t have to think about.

#3 Practice divergent thinking. Take a mundane everyday object and think of as many unusual alternative uses for that object as you can in a two minute timescale. This exercise literally makes your white matter fibre tracks connect different neural networks within your brain, creating more divergent thoughts thereafter.

My question today on my Facebook Fan page asks if you consider yourself to be creative or logical. Please take moment to leave your reply there or below here.

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Enjoy

Stu

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PS: Link to the program (UK only): CLICK HERE

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