Living with CertaintyTM Positivity Blog

Sharing Career Success Tools for Professional Advancement:

The Living with Certainty Positivity Blog is an environment of enlightenment that shares proven career success tools for the advancement of your career – which is a reward of Living with Certainty.

Sharing Life Success Strategies for the Mind, Body and Soul:

The Living with Certainty Positivity Blog is a forum to share ideas that can enhance every aspect of your mind, body, and soul experiences – which is the essence of Living with Certainty. Book mark this blog and visit often. You will discover the life success strategies and career success tools that help you live with purpose, compassion, purity, and joy.

The Only Answers That Truly Matter | Can You Answer These Life Questions?

When you can really answer all of these life questions with authentic, deeply-felt answers, you have developed a centered sense of self, and are truly on a path to create an authentic, passionate, and purposeful life. Living with Certainty requires that you know how you feel — that you, at least, ponder your answers to these questions.

Who are you?
Why are you here?
What is your purpose in life?
What do you want to do?
Who do you want to be?
Where do you want to be?
What do you want to have?
What can you contribute?
How will you make your choices?
How do you want to feel?
What are your core beliefs?
What are your core values?
What are your priorities?
What are your goals?
What are your deepest desires?
What are you afraid of?
What are your great enthusiasms, excitements and passions?
What do you most treasure?
What matters to you the most?
Who do you love?
What are you doing about it?
What are you most grateful for?
Do you celebrate what you DO have?
What have you done lately that was really worth remembering?
Which activities make you lose track of time?
How do you want to serve?
What makes you feel the happiest and most engaged?
What brings you great joy?
What does your perfect day look like?
What are your greatest strengths and leverage points? Do you use them?
What are your hurdles?
What are you holding on to that you should let go of?
What’s holding you back?
What do you want to learn?
Who are your teachers? If you had to teach something, what would you teach?
What is your fun? Time or money?
What makes you smile?
Who do you want in your life?
What do you need?
How do you differentiate between just existing and really living?
What must you accomplish before you die?
If you could do it all over again, would you change anything?
What, if anything, causes you to act inauthentically?
What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
What are you most proud of?
If not now, then when?

Positive Leadership Development: 50 Defining Characteristics of Exceptional, Authentic, and Positive Leaders

PassionHow do you become inspired and motivated to approach your life and career with the utmost purpose, productive action, passion, and positivity? The defining characteristics of the most successful, fulfilled, and joyous individuals — including top-flight executives, entrepreneurs, and championship team players — are about far more than the leadership style they’ve adopted or the persona they’ve assumed in order to assimilate more effectively into a particular organization and its culture. The actual qualities that make someone truly extraordinary are far more intrinsic to who they are as individuals and encompass myriad thoughtful, ingrained approaches to their life and career.

20 Ways to Create Positive, Passionate, and Productive Corporate Cultures

As an executive recruiter who has worked at the most senior levels of organizations for 16 years, my approach on leadership puzzlethe front-end of any search is to take a deep dive into the corporate culture one-on-one with all of the stakeholders involved – hiring managers, leaders, peers, and direct reports. And while most everyone can quite succinctly describe the culture and its impact, very few are satisfied that the current culture is what it could and should be – a healthy environment in complete support of the organization’s strategy, mission, vision, values, and goals. (As you might imagine, I am very often brought in to replace an executive who was not a “cultural fit.” Quite a few clients today are looking for executives who can initially assimilate into the existing culture without “rocking the boat,” but who can, over time, help to transition the culture to something far more positive, productive, and in alignment with organizational objectives.)

The Transformative Power of Stillness, Silence and Meditation

meditate lakeI remember so clearly that when I was a kid right through my very early twenties, I became bored so easily, and silence was impossible. Silence just made me feel like I had absolutely nothing going on. It wasn’t until December 1988 that I became aware of my spiritual life. Through stillness and meditation, affirmed by signs and synchronous events, we experience our inspired soul-view.

The Lemming Theory

Lemmings are small rodents usually found in or near the Arctic. They have been associated with odd behaviors which over the years has become a myth about their propensity to commit mass suicide which is an often-used metaphor alluding to people who go along unquestioningly with widely-held opinion even when faced with possible hazardous or fatal results. Unfortunately, the reality is that throughout your life, at some point, you likely have foregone following your own path of inspiration and succumbed to pressure applied by others to follow their lead. Or, you didn’t really know what the right path for you was, so you blindly followed the pack. We spend so much time wanting to fit in and fade away, but this is just plain wrong-thinking. There should never be any focus on fitting in or how you should live relative to others. Just focus on being yourself, listening to your internal instruction system and forget how that stacks up to others. Be proud of your authenticity. Never imitate, copy or pretend to be someone or something you are not. This wastes time and energy, and removes you from the flow of your spiritual power frequency. Once you make the break from living to please others and conform to their wishes to living in alignment with your purposeful authenticity, it will make perfect sense to you and you will never allow yourself to kowtow or hide again.