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6 Healthy New Habits For Your Morning

Morning Habits

If you’re like me, when you start your morning in a rush, it makes every challenge or problem that arises during the day a lot worse. When I wake up late and hurry to get ready for work, my mind is a blur, I’m not peaceful, and I don’t make the best decisions.

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Align Your Work With Your Passion

I Love My Job

At many of my leadership workshops I share my story of starting a company to pursue work that I am passionate about.  People come up to me afterwards to ask: “how can I earn money pursuing my passion?” Some will whisper “I don’t really think this job is what I’m cut out to do”. Others worry if they leave the security of their jobs, pursuing their passion will not sustain them financially. Many are trying to hold on to their jobs while they pursue their “passion business” on the side.  I believe all of us yearn to align work with passion. Here are five paradigm shifts to do so.

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Let's Practice "White Magic" in 2016

White Magic

About five years ago, things that seemed like miracles—things my mind couldn’t explain—started happening around me. Patients were having “spontaneous” remissions. Synchronicities were unfolding around me as if I had been swept up in some current of magic. Spiritual superpowers were awakening within me, bringing with them gifts and powers I didn’t know I had access to. At first I was fascinated—in awe—and I played with these spiritual superpowers (which the yogis call “siddhis”). My entire view of reality got shattered. Things that should have been impossible were happening with regularity. At first, they were happening in waves of what I called “quickenings.” These quickenings lasted about two weeks and then a few months would pass before another quickening happened. Then, after a very mystical experience in January 2014, the mystical events became my new normal. I could no longer deny that reality was not as it seemed to my scientific, rational, materialist mind. When I told Byron Katie about some of the events that were happening, she said, “Lissa, they’ve always been happening. Only now you have the eyes to see and the ears to hear.”

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The 21 Day Compassion Challenge

compassion

What does it take to become more tender, open-hearted, and compassionate human beings in a world that trains us to judge, criticize, compare, blame, and shame? How does this evolutionary initiation happen, when one makes the journey from the head to the heart and the heart swells into actions that ease the suffering of others? What does it even mean to be compassionate?

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The Hero's Journey Of Finding Your Calling

The Hero's Journey

We are all, every single one of us, heroes. Life is hard, and to live it fully and express your soul authentically requires the courage of a warrior and the softness, gentleness, and yielding flexibility of a goddess. In my spiritual self-help book dressed up as a memoir The Anatomy of a Calling, I use mythologist Joseph Campbell’s archetypal hero’s journey as a map for finding and fulfilling your calling because when you’re embarking on something scary and risky, it helps to have a map. Of course, everyone’s map is unique, but there are well-traveled paths that all heroes before you have worn smooth through experience. So why not model your journey after Luke Skywalker, Mother Teresa, or Martin Luther King, Jr.?

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Embracing The Gig Economy

Gig

I don’t mean to date myself or anything, but back in the day “gig” was a term used by my musician friends who were playing a Saturday night show downtown at a little bar I know called Drink Beam ‘Til You Puke. (Ahem… *coughs*)

Not anymore, my friends. Not anymore.

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Lissa Rankin's picture

When You Know You’ve Veered Off Course From Your Calling

Anatomy of a Calling

The following is an excerpt from my new memoir The Anatomy of a Calling. The Anatomy of a Calling is about finding and fulfilling your calling, using Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey as a map for what happens in between the moment when you hear The Call to Adventure and when you finally bring the Holy Grail home to your people who need it. This excerpt describes a particularly painful part of my hero’s journey and demonstrates what happens when we start to veer out of alignment with the integrity of the soul.

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This ONE Feeling Gets You On The Shortest Path To Your Dreams (+ My Mind Movie!)

seeking your dreams

“Strength implies remaining the subject of one’s life.” – Simone de Beauvoir

There are a few REALLY big questions that should be the basis of your life. I’ve talked about some of them before: Who do I want to be? What do I want to do? What do I want to have? How do I want to feel?

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Lissa Rankin's picture

8 Myths About Finding Your Calling

Find Your Calling

More now than ever before, we are entering a time when people are realizing that it’s not ultimately fulfilling to just find a stable job, hunker down and serve a company that doesn’t feed your soul, build up your retirement account, and delay gratification until you retire at 65, when you can golf and lie on beaches in Florida until you kick the bucket. Not only do fewer and fewer stable jobs exist; even those who have seemingly stable jobs are finding that something even more important is beckoning them—a way to do soul-uplifting work you love that serves others and benefits our planet.

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Gratitude Is A Leadership Practice

Gratitude

Jane is overwhelmed at work with more on her to-do list than she can get done. John has a co-worker that is just plain difficult to work with.  Claire has an inner critic that is really loud and she can’t get a break. Michael is trying to motivate his team but just can’t get them engaged. Know anyone facing these types of issues? A friend, perhaps even you? If you face any of these challenges, starting a gratitude practice will help.

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