A few times a week, I get on Linkedin and make a couple of connections. I don’t just invite anybody. I am selective.
After a few minutes of doing this, I browse the posts. I don’t do this for more than 10 minutes, and even that is a stretch. But I do enjoy seeing perspectives and inspirational videos and messages.
I saw a little snip about how there are “good jobs and bad jobs and good bosses and bad bosses.”
If you are a boss, then you are doing it wrong. Don’t be a boss because bosses are bossy. Be a leader. Work with those that you work with and not those you think your work over. Be the role model that is inspired and inspires others. Be compassionate because you do not know what your coworker is going through in life. Even if you did know, we all respond differently to a situation or experience.
There is no such thing as a bad job. Your attitude determines if a job is good, bad, or indifferent. If you don’t like your job, change your job! There are only two ways: Change to another job or change your attitude and make your job better.
Just before I had turned seven years of age, I started my first business. It was VERY profitable. I went on the wrong side of the fence of the Mission Viejo Country Club’s golf course. Wrong side? Yes, that is not where the green is. It is the slope that drops down to the freeway. I would go there and gather all the golf balls that I could find, take them home, clean them up in the sink or bathtub. Then the next time I was able to make it out of the house, I would sit near the exit from the 16th and 17th hole where the golfers needed to cross a residential street. That is where I would sell those golf balls. During the summer months, I would make over $1k a month. Not bad for a micro-entrepreneur. There would be some times where I did not have enough golf balls to sell. So I decided to expand and make lemonade. I did the same thing, selling at the same spot. I made plenty of money.
There was a valuable lesson to myself doing this. I learned that there is no bad job. I only needed to push myself if I wanted to reach my goals.
My goals? Karate lessons, going to the movies (star wars), roller skating, etc. There was only one month that I did not pay for my karate lessons in my life. My parents gave me that one month as a Birthday gift.
Having goals and not taking my work for granted kept my attitude elevated. I never saw the work as a bad thing. I saw and still see work as a tool toward achieving goals. Even when I did not make the money I wanted, I would change how I did the work I did and kept the cash flow coming in.
Years later, I learned this great saying “Attitude is Altitude.” This statement could not be more correct.
I have had my peaks and valleys. I own them all.
I am well known for resolving traumas from the past. I wanted to share a little exercise with everybody. I challenge you to do this. Experience the effects and benefits.
This free exercise is for YOU. It is simple to do. I love doing this in the morning, right after I wake up, yet before I get out of bed. You can do it now if you want. It can improve your mental, emotional, and physical health.
I call this “DISSOLVE.“
Sit in a comfortable position. Close your eyes and take a moment to clear your mind. Allow your emotions to calm for this exercise. Let your body relax.
Think of all the things that have been bothering you, in thought and from your emotions. Now open your arms beyond the width of your shoulders and point your palms toward one another. As if you are holding a big ball.
This ball represents a container. It will contain anything you place in it.
Place all the things that bothered you from yesterday into this container. Should any negative thoughts surface, place them upon your breathe on your next exhale. Fill that ball with all the undesired energy, emotions, thoughts, etc.
You can take those suppressed issues and Let Them Go. The best part, they have a place to go that is not back inside you.
Suppress nothing. Fill that ball with all the things you do not want or do not belong.
Once you have purged your mind, emotions, energy, etc., then you will use your powers of intention to destroy all this turbid energy.
Slowly bring your hands closer together. As this happens, the issues that you had placed in the ball become compressed and lose their power.
As you continue to bring your hands closer, the ball compresses. Everything inside is dissolving into nothingness.
Continue to do this to the size of a watermelon. Then a cantaloupe. Then a baseball. Compress and dissolve even further into the size of a golf ball. Now the size of a small rock. Now to the size of a grain of sand.
Dissolved this grain of sand into powder and then the power into the air.
There should now be nothing remaining to dissolve.
Now open your eyes and get on with your day with the feeling of being lighter and clear-minded.
You can do this any time but, you may copy me and start your day this way.