Every person wants to be heard, to be seen and to belong. If employees feel this is not the case they start to feel unhappy. So does the likelihood of illness and absenteeism. There is one quick fix. But it takes guts and discipline.
Barbara showed up at my practice before the summer. Recovering from a stressful period. Work had taken up too much energy. Her current job was too demanding. She was looking for her ideal job. Less ambitious, and with more tranquility and freedom for a social life. In order to restore the work-life balance, she thought. But was that the best solution?
In my book, 'Excelling in Freedom | A Recipe for Personal Development', Plato, Socrates, Hartman and evolution show us the way to grow. Stories about the development of six famous people introduce you to six values and thinking styles that are important for every human being to make personal development possible. In Chapter 2, Charles Darwin introduces us to the value and thinking style: the reason that leads us to the best and Self-direction.
In my book Excelling in Freedom, I give my vision of personal development. All chapters begin with a storie of the development of a well-known person. In Chapter 3 - What Steps Will I Take? it is the turn of Quejana, better known as the ingenious nobleman Don Quixote of La Mancha. A story about zeal, honor, courage and extrinsic motivation. The example when it comes to having a strong Role Awareness.
Everyone has an innate desire for pleasure. Everyone is unique. And everyone is intrinsically motivated. In order to clarify this, I’d like to tell you to the story of how Elvis was discovered. Based on that story, I’m going to show the connection between the belly, the unruly horse, the intrinsic or moral Self, and Sense of Self.
Often you know of yourself what your motives are and what you are good at, your skills. But to really capitalize on your skills, you need to know how you value yourself and the world around you. And that is something that many of us are not aware of.
What does personal development entail? How can you strengthen your personal leadership? In this interactive workshop, you will discover what you can do to 'Excel in Freedom' and take charge of your own life.