|The Thought Dr.™ , Patricia Omoqui AKA Naija Oyinbo|
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To take your Swagger to a whole new level, you got to do some work on your inner self. This week’s tips are not for the faint of heart. Yes, I DARE YOU to give these a try.
Beware: People may start flocking to you as you live these ideas out.
Release burdens that weigh you down. Surprise family and long-time friends by letting go anger, blame, guilt, regret and age-old grudges. Do some inner work to prepare yourself for more joy than you have ever known. Write a list of those who need your forgiveness. Pray. Hand over your issues to God one-by-one. Make room in your heart for more peace and love.
Emanate inner brightness. Let your light shine and have fun shining it. Celebrate your uniqueness and celebrate the uniqueness of others too. Compliment others and feel the glow of their inner light. None of us need to dull our shine. In the words of Marianne Williamson, “And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
Be powerfully present. Engage your senses on a daily basis. Groove to the music. Taste the flavorful delights. Admire the colors and textures of your environment. Put worry aside and truly enjoy each moment. To be honest, this moment is the only one you know for sure you have. It is also a place you have never been. Don’t miss the magic in it. Live to your fullest this year.
Establish a complaint-free zone. Ginger a positive swagger. Leave all negativity at the door. If you find yourself wanting to criticize or complain, stop! Why not enjoy this New Year in full flare with a focus on the good? See the best in others. See the best in yourself. See the best in your circumstances. Okay, things may not be perfect, but there is always some good to find if you are willing to seek it.
Your assignment this week is to take a close look at your swagger. Take time to write your answers down: What is the basis for your swagger, your confidence? Is it focused on the outer alone or on the inner as well? Will the choices you have been making serve you in creating the impression and legacy you desire? What kind of swagger will you have through the rest of 2011?
Let me challenge you with the words of Kofi Annan, “To live is to choose. But to choose, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go, and why you want to get there.”
Patricia G. Omoqui 2011, All Rights Reserved
Patricia Omoqui, The Thought Dr.™, is an executive coach and business consultant, the author of Clarify Your Purpose and Live It! She is sought after as an inspirational speaker, life coach and corporate/civil service trainer. Patricia is an American married to a Nigerian. She is a passionate facilitator of positive change. Visit her website: http://www.patriciaomoqui.com . To contact Patricia, email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 08026221202 or BB PIN: 25EDC807.