In search of harmony within and without
With all that’s going on the world today, whether the uprising in Iran; war in Ukraine; economic or political turmoil on this or the other side of the pond; relationship upheavals (i.e., Kanye and Adidas, or Gisele and Tom, hot off the presses); or media mayhem a la Elon, we see many people — to varying degrees of urgency and importance — stirring for something different.
The hope is, of course, that any change would be for the better and come about with the least amount of harm. And whether we agree or not in the end, the goal is a world in which we can coexist harmoniously and with compassion.
Perhaps there are rumblings in your personal or professional life as well … Because the macro affects the micro, and the external world is always a reflection of our inner world and vise versa, no matter how much things are rearranged on the outside, unless we as individuals transform ourselves on the inside, we won’t see the lasting change we want.
It will be like, as I often tell my clients who want to skip the self-reflective personal growth work before looking for another job, a case of “same boyfriend, different clothes.”
These are some of the themes reflected in this essay. And since there are so many issues coming up everywhere concerning POWER — what it is, who has it and how it is exercised — we discussed it all at CONNECTING WITH KRISTINA online gathering on Tuesday, November 15. You can click here for some clips.
And for something that, as one reader says, “helps remind us who we really are” check out my book Say It To Make It: Affirmations to Empower the Heart, Mind, Spirit and Soul! Watch this video with some of the folks who have it, and read additional reviews and purchase on Amazon here. If you have a copy — thank you! — and please consider writing a review and/or posting on social media with the hashtag #sayittomakeit. Click here for all the IG posts so far, and scroll down to learn more and read what others are saying.
For related thoughts on these topics, read my essay You Say You Want a Revolution.
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Kristina Leonardi is a nationally recognized career and life coach, speaker and author who for over 15 years has empowered individuals to make lasting professional and personal changes aligned with their true passions and talents while fulfilling their role in the world at large.With a holistic and personal growth-oriented approach, she has helped hundreds of men and women over the past decade improve their job performance, enter or re-enter the job force, change careers, better manage their time and stress, and live happier, more meaningful, balanced lives. Her specialty is working with people who feel stuck or are in transition and can help you clarify exactly what you want to do, identify blocks, issues, and patterns in your way, and offer proven ideas, resources, and action steps to get you there.
Check out my books Personal Growth Gab:Personal Growth Gab (PGG) Volume One: Thought-provoking, inspirational and entertaining essays to keep you connected to yourself and make sense of this journey called Life and Say It To Make It: Affirmations to Empower the Heart, Mind, Spirit and Soul both available on Amazon
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