Friday, January 30, 2009

Take Your Higher Self into the New Year

Have you made your New Year's resolutions yet?

Lose weight, become debt free/financially secure and get organized are always on the top of most personal lists. Professional resolutions often include getting promoted, starting a business, increasing revenue and perhaps writing a book. The reason those goals look familiar is that they are often the same ones we've made last year and the year before that and so on.

To turbo-charge your resolutions, tap into your best, brightest "Higher Self." Take a moment to review this list of eight enlightened practices based on universal principles. Set an intention to explore a few this month. You'll find your work and life will be easier, more rewarding and more fun when you access your own inner wisdom and take your Higher Self into the New Year.

1. Learn to Meditate. Spend some time each day in quiet contemplation to increase your creativity, clarity and peace.

2. Visualize. Activate the power of visualization by creating a Treasure Map or Vision Board filled with what you want to manifest. (If you have one already, make sure to review and prune it often.)

3. Affirm Success. Counter the negative tapes that run through your mind with affirmations, positive statements in the present to remind you of what you desire and deserve.

4. Be on Purpose. Write a Life Purpose Statement based on your top motivations, key values and natural gifts. Refer to it often as you make decisions.

5. Clean out the Clutter. Take an inventory of the physical, emotional and technical clutter that distracts and confuses you and drains your energy. One-by-one, eliminate that clutter from your life. The universe will fill the space with what serves your highest good.

6. Raise Your Vibrations. Energy attracts like energy. Make a conscious effort to love and nurture yourself by doing things that reduce stress and bring you joy. When you're feeling good about yourself, you will vibrate at a high level which will attract other high-vibration people and circumstances to support you.

7. Be Grateful. Write in a gratitude journal to focus on what's going well in your life and work because what you focus on expands.

8. Stay Present. Reserve some time each day to resist multi-tasking and practice mindfulness. You'll be more productive and fulfilled.

For more on these and other enlightened practices, see "Divine Wisdom at Work" and Working with Wisdom® programs.

Molloy is a professional speaker, business consultant and author of Divine Wisdom at Work: 10 Universal Principles for Enlightened Entrepreneurs and the upcoming book, Take Your Higher Self to Work: 7 Best Practices for Success. Visit Sign up to receive a monthly e-newsletter for more information and inspiration.

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