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If you’re feeling negative there’s most likely one solution you’re stuck on and it's hard to shift from that place of stuckness. When you experience positive emotions, you're more fluid and you'll find you are open to many more different possible directions that will help you with solutions to help solve your problems.
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Human beings are not bikes, computers, or windows that can be fixed. Each single one of us is incredibility complex with all kinds of influences and ideas and different biological makeup and emotions. We have unique character traits, attitudes, beliefs and traditions, so the 'fix the problem approach' doesn’t work. Human beings are not problems to be fixed.
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We influence everyday just by the way we speak and act. As we pay attention to the value of collaboration, we do inspire ourselves and others, just as 50 women experienced wholeheartedly during this recent summit.
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Whether you acknowledge it or not, you are a story teller and you depend on a regular narrative to help you navigate through your days. You tell stories everyday: at home with your family, at work with your colleagues and clients, at play with your mates, and in romance with your lovers. Who you hang out with informs your narrative, your story.
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Think about all the words that are synonyms for change. You’ll find words that work for you and those that don’t. Some you might see as positive and some as negative, and some are neutral, and some may have no real meaning for you at all. All are legitimate and relevant. Sometimes, it might be useful to change your words.
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The Principle of Enactment implies it’s fine to start change with baby steps; to try on new behaviors and test them out to see what works and what doesn’t. It means bringing new ideas and behaviors into your way of being and doing.
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In the six months' coaching each young woman went through a transformation. They reported relationships that had been challenging become easier. They felt less stressed because they invested their efforts in their strengths and found ways to manage weaknesses, meaning they become more productive and and experienced more joy in their work.
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At the beginning, we were a bunch of strangers and in 3 - 4 hours, after a series of heartfelt conversation, we had deeply touched each other's lives, through a series of intentionally constructed affirmative questions that seeks to discover the best in people, their communities and the world around them.