Category Archives: Be Yourself


20. Core Nature

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Apr 2014

20. Core Nature

Your core nature is what attaches meaning to relationships, vocation, actions and experiences. It’s your significance filter. What’s meaningful or significant to you may completely elude someone else’s filter. It includes what you value most and seek most from interpersonal communication and other processes. It is your reward system, determining how your unique abilities are best clarified, evaluated and refreshed. A person’s core nature is…

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21. Discovering Where You Are

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Apr 2014

21. Discovering Where You Are

In previous chapters, we provided information on inventorying your innate abilities and how you naturally use them. In this chapter, you will inventory where you currently find yourself, how you talk to yourself, and how your environment affects you. Although people don’t change, their environment and circumstances can. And you have the power to change your environment and circumstances. You also have the power to…

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22. Relationship Dynamics

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Apr 2014

22. Relationship Dynamics

Thermostats and Thermometers. In every personal and professional relationship, there is a thermostat and a thermometer. The thermostat regulates the temperature, and the thermometer reads the temperature. The thermostat is that member of the relationship whose natural abilities set or change the emotional temperature of the environment, determining calm or urgency, joy or distress. The thermometer is that individual who responds to the temperature set…

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23. Awareness of Yourself – How To Show Up

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Apr 2014

23. Awareness of Yourself – How To Show Up

Let’s look at your life job description as a person, as a parent, as a professional, and as a creature of God. It’s what you’re put on this earth to do. Your life job description applies to all five areas of your life: professional, financial, personal, family & friends, and spiritual. To help you begin to think in terms of your specific abilities, let’s start…

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24. Managing Your Abilities

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Apr 2014

24. Managing Your Abilities

Through years of profiling individuals, I have witnessed countless transformations in peoples’ lives. These transformations have often begun with pain, confusion or deep-seated frustration. By the time the process of introducing clients to themselves was completed, they were hopeful and excited about what their lives could become. The positive, frequently dramatic turn-around in people is the predictable result of becoming aware, acting on it, and…

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25. It’s A Wonderful Life

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Apr 2014

25. It’s A Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life is my very favorite movie, the story of a man becoming aware of who he is and how he impacts all the other people in his life. Only when he comes to the end of himself is he able to stop, look and listen. C.S. Lewis talks about pain as God’s megaphone to the world and the end of ourselves as…

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