Choosing the Path of Personal Power (Part 1)

To walk a thorny road, you may cover its every inch with leather. Or you can make sandals.

The above is an ancient Indian parable of a man who wants to walk across the land, only to discover that the earth is covered with thorns.

He has two options: one is to pave the road and to tame all of nature into compliance. The other is to make sandals, which is the internal solution. Which is better or easier? Which is the empowering choice? The answer is not based on a submissive world or overpowering force, but on intelligent preparation, cultivated resilience and inner resourcefulness. The latter choice is the path to empowerment, your Personal Power.

Path to Personal Power

Two Choices

 

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Boost Your Confidence by Asking Empowering Questions

We all have ample of self-confidence within at all times, but we may not feel it all the time. Surely you can think of instances in the past when you had personal power and felt immensely confident. The key is to be able to summon the necessary confidence whenever you want it.

Whenever you’re hesitant ask yourself this, “What is stopping me from having or doing what I want?” This question will shift your frame of mind, internal dialogue and change your internal state into a more confident state.

 

Are you asking Empowering Questions?

 

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How to Develop Magical Confidence – Secrets of a Magician (Maxim #4)

Two more maxims to go. Today, we’re already on Maxim #4. To read on my earlier posts on the series, here’s Maxim #1, Maxim #2 and Maxim #3.

 

Maxim Four: Practice, Practice, Practice

One of the lessons that all magicians learned early on is to make the difficult look simple. And the only way to do that is through lots of practice. Mastery is only a matter of practice away. And they have to put in the hours to reach the level of mastery to be confident in front of the crowd.

Done poorly, a magic trick can be seen across the room. Done well, it’s invisible even to the person nearest to the magician. To do that, his technique has to be so effortless that there’s no “tell”, no extra tension in the muscles of his hands. Truly invisible.

That’s what magicians do. They devote many years of their lives to practice so hard to perfect techniques that no one can see! They use the mirrors, they use video recordings, and they use real people to practice with. Until they develop the right habits in movement, that they can flow effortlessly during performances.

Nobody wants to watch a performer make something difficult looks difficult. The audience won’t have much confidence in the performer. They like to see perfection, they like to enjoy masterpieces, they expect you to be at your peak and at the top of your game. To wow them at every performance.

How does a top magician like Steve Cohen practice? In his book, he let his readers in on his secret practice routines. Here’s a summary:

 

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An Idea a Day…

Feed your mind fuel your life“Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.” ~Jim Rohn

We all could use some ideas…great ideas…to spark us into our best creative self; to get ahead in our jobs, to kickstart new innovative businesses, to build important relationships to blossom, to break some die-hard habits, to write or paint masterpieces, to earn to become multi-millionaires, to excel in sports, to succeed in many endeavors, to achieve our dreams and enjoy our life to the full.

 

Your Brilliant Mind = Your Brilliant Life

We all heard of the classical quote mens sana in corpore sano (a healthy mind in a healthy body). I also believe that a brilliant mind can make a brilliant life.

What do I mean by ‘brilliant’?

 

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