3 tips to greater personal effectiveness

by Cheryl Brewster

As we grow in awareness, we become more cognizant of what we most want in life. The willingness to let go of the habits that have created what we “don’t want”, requires huge acceptance. Part of that acceptance is the habit of becoming more kind and compassionate with ourselves. This is not a “one time deal or hit and miss scenario.” This must become a habit, and habits are borne out of one thing… the willingness to repeat, repeat, repeat; to make the achievement of our desires more important than the feelings or habits holding us back.

This is hugely courageous and effective work. The definition of effectiveness is producing or being capable of producing a desired effect, so the question becomes, how important is my own personal effectiveness to me? You must be willing to “Take Your Stand,” to make this the most important objective in your life.  As Joel Osteen said, in his book on living your full potential:

“You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It wont happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.”

Wow… important words to remember. Why? Because in becoming more aware, we are required to meet our ineffectiveness head on. We must be willing to meet our disappointment and not let it get the best of us. The following three tips are key:

  1. You are in training. Every expert started out a beginner. Give yourself a break! Start with where you are and be willing to enjoy the journey; enjoyment allows you to see the possibilities that judgement refuses to see.
  2. Be kind to yourself. It’s your judgments that hold you back… begin an “Awareness Log “of your judgments.
  3. In that log,  include a column for kindness and compassion. Kindness and compassion will  melt the judgement. Judgement is what feeds the fear or procrastination that hold you back from your personal effectiveness and reaching your desires. Expressions to self like “I understand how you could feel this way,” or “of course you would feel this way,” acknowledge the judgement and underlying suppressed feelings. Only when they are acknowledged, can they be released. This is personal effectiveness; the willingness to let go and keep moving on.

Try this:
Notice your judgment of your judgment.
Now bring kindness and compassion to those judgments (e.g., I can understand how you could feel this way).

Consider journaling your experience, or, to receive your complimentary “Awareness Log” click here to request it. The journey of personal effectiveness begins in the extraordinary adventure of self discovery. Where is your intuition leading you? Clues are held in how aware you are of both effective and ineffective habits in your life and how willing you are, to bring kindness and compassion to them. That is the gateway to your powerful knowing  as the Conscious Changemaker in your own life, borne through the fire of trial and error, made easier with the healing effectiveness of kindness and compassion.

As we grow in awareness, we become more effective in achieving what we most want in life. Kindness and Compassion are the Key.

About Cheryl Brewster of The Intuitive Life:
Cheryl’s “calling” to intuition took her from the corporate world into her own consulting business; she mentor-coaches individuals and entrepreneurs wanting to bring deeper levels of self awareness and effectiveness into personal and business life, using their intuition.


The common link to intuition and happiness

by Cheryl Brewster

Have you noticed that when you are inspired, you are happy? And even if things aren’t going great, that inspiration will lift you up and out of those heavy feelings?

When we’re inspired, we’re trusting that everything is okay and that there is something beautiful and wondrous about life. Taking that higher place of vibration even one step further, being enthusiastic is an even great level of inspiration because it usually leads to action.  As Thoreau urged us, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you’ve imagined.”

Because intuition can only ever be available in the present moment, and inspiration keeps us here now, being inspired is one of the most effective tools we can use to anchor into our intuitive knowingness. So the call to action in this blog today, is to know what inspires you and to consistently, deliberately choose to be inspired.  The self discipline originally required becomes a habit and that’s where all GREAT things begin… it’s the maintenance that we begin to take for granted.  And it’s that slippery slide into “stinkin’ thinkin” that can soon be upon us.

So to stay present and inspired… let’s review today’s tips to help get you back into the positive, happy side of life!  Sounds silly to even say it out loud… it seems so obvious… until it’s not and we find ourselves feeling disconnected.

Today’s action:

1. Live simply
2. Tell the truth
3. Behave as if you were inspired
4. Trust that the universe is conspiring to support you
5. Let go of the past….
6. Embrace the silent, inner pulse of life carrying you… and let it!