How to handle Naysayers

how to handle naysayers

Are you being criticized a lot? Do you have people around you who tell you that you shouldn’t do something, even though you really want to? Do those people pull you down?

In case they do, or you question yourself on how to handle naysayers in a regular basis, I invite you today to watch the following 13-minute session by Jonathan Fields who addresses exactly this issue. Jonathan Fields is an award-winning author and entrepreneur who is currently leading the Good Life Project. In other words, he knows what he is talking about. [Read more…]

Cherish What You Have

SSDP Cherish what you have 2Last Tuesday was World Cancer Day. I guess not a lot of people would have given it too much of a thought, unless they were effected by it in one way or another.  And now, three days later, the news are bombarding us with new, different information, so I wanted to hold on a second and look back.

The day before, on Monday, the World Cancer Report was published. Everywhere I went I heard people talking about it. It moved me more than ever.

Early evening on Wednesday, I was sitting in a café and next to me two ladies in their fifties, I’d say, talking about the findings of this report. I couldn’t help but overhearing it, as they were somewhat screaming at each other. And I thought, “here it comes …”, but no. One of the ladies told the other one who she recently survived cancer, she got completely cured. Awesome! I was thrilled! [Read more…]

Re-connecting with an old friend

re-connect with an old friend - 2If you have been meaning to re-connect with an old friend since the New Year (or even longer), you might be interested to read this post.

I received an unexpected gift last Saturday. When I checked the mailbox, there was a big yellow envelope nearly falling out of the box, it was too big to fit in.

What was inside? [Read more…]

Who is stressing you out?

SSDP stressed outWhen was the last time you felt stressed out? When was the last time you said to yourself: “This has to stop, but I don’t know how?!?”

If it was less than a week ago, you need to read this post. If it wasn’t the case since Christmas dinner, you are a lucky person, but might still be interested to read the post nonetheless.

It is going to be short, eye opening and yet fun to read (I hope).

Here it comes. [Read more…]

Overcoming the Fear of Rejection

overcoming fear of rejectionI would quickly like to address one topic today. It is about one particular fear a lot of us have.

And as some of you might be preparing their goals for next year, I hope that this video, which I am about to share with you, will guide you on this path.

It is the very inspiring speech by Jia Jiang, who was speaking at the World Domination Summit by Chris Guillebeau earlier this year. [Read more…]

Let Us Be Humble Servants!

Humble servant

I have to admit, I am sad. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela passed away. A hero has passed away. My hero.

What honestly always puzzled me the most was, how he stayed this strong and positive when he was in prison all these years. What a strong will and desire he must have had. So strong, he moved a whole nation and inspired beyond borders before, during and after prison.

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Understanding Your Emotions

understanding your emotionsIf you want to understand your emotions, the first thing you will have to do is to be aware of them.

Awareness is for some of us a big thing. We tend to ignore things and feelings as the world is speeding up every day. We are being somewhat bombarded with attention grabbing images, signs, words etc. when we are out on the street, at work or surfing on the Internet. We develop a filtering system in order to “digest” all the information. We only take in what we are interested in or can relate to.

In my personal view, the same thing can happen with our emotions. They are being triggered by what we experience in different situations and due to the speed of the modern world has nowadays, it is hard to really take considerable note of our emotions.

It is easier to ignore them. Right?

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