A Toxic Work Culture Transformed: Finding the Innovator in You!

Looking back to summer 2015, I was experiencing profound change at work. I was starting to train who was to become my full-time replacement. I’ve always felt as an innovator, and working with a Newsroom team of over 60 people focused on meeting deadlines changed me forever. Being part of a team requires a specific mindset. A productive team environment requires patience and consistency in the approach that builds and establishes practical workflows for an organization.

At the time, my accountabilities in the newsroom included managing computer systems and digital media storage frameworks. My responsibilities were changing, since a few weeks before summer started, I‘d been offered a new role within the organization. My career in the communication Industry spans for more than 20 years. I’ve had the pleasure of leading teams along the way, making this new role, a challenge I felt comfortable with.

So, the real challenge of my new role was to coalesce a team, and...

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Releasing The Shadow Self

We've all experienced the resistance that drives us from pursuing beyond the norm, the comfortable. When a person becomes uncomfortable with avoiding confrontation and self-evaluation, they begin to give themselves the opportunity of knowing their greatest strengths. The force behind this resistance I mention is identified as the shadow self. In some form or another, we all have this variation of self; always disguised as part of our own identity. The shadow self seeks to remain as is; self-serving and always unwilling to change for it craves power and influence over the mind. As if it were a hidden mechanism, the shadow self entwines with one's personality through the unconscious. Foolishly, from a young age we often learn to consciously believe that it is part of the true nature of self, and that we can control its influences by avoiding it; this is a mistake.

For me, the shadow self is defined as the accumulation of...

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Effecting Change Through Transmutation of Consciousness

It was a rainy Thursday morning, and I remember being filled with heavy emotions and thoughts that kept me up all night and affected my performance at work. This happened some time ago,  when I'd wake up saturated with feelings of despondency and sometimes even pain. These were augmented by an overworked, undisciplined mental body. Literally, I could not find my north. Any of this sound familiar? This was a problem that took a heavy toll on me. I knew I had to be productive, and being conscious of what I had to create to serve my community, both on and off-line, I was determined to find a solution to this personal, inner-tendency and its effects.

I took action and did what I felt was necessary; I searched for answers in the marketplace. I bought a couple of self-transformation courses and self-help books. I attended a couple of seminars on the subject as well, even completed multiple therapy...

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The First Skill my Clients Must Learn is Honesty

Why Honesty?

Simple really; because no one can see past their own self-imposed beliefs. Honesty is the antidote that awakens us after biting the magic apple per se. Belief is a powerful energy that acts as an inhibitor or an accelerator depending on its polarity. Imagine a magnet which has two separate and opposite polarities; just as the earth has the north and south poles. Magnetic attraction or magnetic repulsion are the two possible effects from a magnetic field. Very much so, the magnetic energy carried by thoughts, beliefs, and feelings attracts or repulses positive or negative energy fields depending on the individual's leading polarity.

Actively engaging in personal honesty (with self and others), has helped me transform my own polarities. A quick example has been behaving as a reactive person in my youth (unconscious action), and transforming into a mindful and conscious observer of myself. Honesty is a...

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Three Lessons Learned as I Journey Towards my Kids

Fifteen months ago I quit my job, and left behind a corporate all consuming life-style. I worked for one of the biggest broadcasting companies in the world. I made television programs; well, I was in the assembly chain that connected the dots which puts TV content in-front of people just like you. I was in the News division of this media giant. It was fun, it paid well, and best of all it was challenging. Here's the first conflict of this story: I was and felt comfortable, quite sure actually, and this notion made me uncomfortable. Regardless of this feeling I kept at it, you know with one's 'nose to the grinder'. Yet, one warm spring morning nearly three years ago my first-born daughter turned eleven years old. Everything did not change for me that bright sunny day; but I began to realize that the people. the food, the music, even the wind and the blue sky above clothed me not with it's usual tidings.

I was aware and felt dumbfounded at how rapidly time went by. For the past few...

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Do you know what triggers you?

I know resolving destructive psychological conditions may be very difficult, and not knowing where or how to start is a big setback for many people. I understand and relate to how you feel; to your inner-struggle; and more deeply, to your innate desire to overcome these patterns. I'd like to help you understand and develop the knowledge that will guide you through these life conditions, and ultimately help you accomplish resolution. Also, I acknowledge how costly setbacks can be when you are trying to move forward, break habits, and build confidence in the process. For this reason, I'd like to add a bit of insight and love into your life through this article.

First of all, do you know what triggers you? So let us start by defining: what is an event trigger? Well, a trigger is a cause for a situation or event to happen or exist. According to the website https://psychcentral.com/ a psychological trigger “is something that sets off a memory tape or flashback transporting the...

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