Welcome to EOF737′s Mirth and Motivation. This is a positive kismet, motivational blog offering tips, advice, interviews, social media ruminations as well as creative, spiritual, inspirational insights on people, places, and the events that shape our lives. My wish is that this site will welcome, inform, and encourage you to connect and contribute to the ever growing online community and conversations.
One of the fundamental rules of blogging is to manage our message/content by adding value; I plan to do so here by honoring my commitment to you, dear reader, and seeking your expertise and feedback. Something I know for sure is that we all want to be heard, appreciated and respected; that truthful, timely and positive messages are far more appealing than incendiary angling for blog attention. If your blogosphere surfing brings you here, stay a while and share a positive tidbit on your worldview.
So, How should we handle the global economic shift? How do we stay mirthful and motivated?
I like the idea of seeking, with a compelling, positive outlook, meaningful solutions to problems rather than waiting to salvage the remains of a problem gone awry. I am being more mindful of household spending and of my mental chatter; especially the type of chatter that wants to fixate on the “what ifs” of global financial doom. I believe we should wake up daily remembering to express gratitude and joy for the good in our world and stay motivated by honoring our responsibilities.
Students of the I Ching understand the message of Hexagram 41 – “Decrease” which when interpreted carefully, speaks to the cycle of life; the ebb/decrease and flow/increase of conditions. A time of decrease teaches us to manage our resources, seek new opportunities, regroup, and then prepare for and appreciate the subsequent increase that comes. I am fully aware of this cyclical nature of life, and of business; particularly in our current real estate marketplace.
If each of us can manage what we currently have with a spirit of gratitude, remember to share some of our largess with the poor, and feed the body, mind and spirit a diet of uplifting foods/thoughts/actions, the doors we open in the coming months will reveal great gifts.
While I do stay informed of current affairs through a variety of mass media reports, I am re-reading my collection of books (Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl is one), enjoying great music and art and watching movies that nurture my spirit and warm my heart. I would recommend seeing Slumdog Millionaire if you have not done so!
Remember to do things now and do them well because Tempus Fugit-Carpe Diem!
Some Food for Thought: How do you stay mirthful and motivated? What impact has the current global economic shift had on your life?
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