#BlogElul 10: Count

#BlogElulThis blog post was supposed to have gone out yesterday, on the 10th day of Elul. But it’s OK, nobody is perfect, especially me. I am determined to make it count anyway! …Continue Reading

#BlogElul 9: Observe

#BlogElul “You see, but you do not observe.” Such a famous quote from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories. What does that mean for someone who is trying to grow themselves? …Continue Reading

#BlogElul 8: Hear

#BlogElul I love listening to podcasts, and just recently I heard a great one by Jeffery Combs, on becoming a master listener. …Continue Reading

#BlogElul 7: Choose

#BlogElul The abundance of choice is both the blessing and the curse of the self-employed life. When we are employees, we dream of being the masters of our own time; when we are answerable to no one but ourselves, we realise how hard that really is. …Continue Reading

#BlogElul 6: Believe

#BlogElul Belief is one of the biggest issues an entrepreneur struggles with, and especially a network marketer. …Continue Reading

#BlogElul 5: Accept

#BlogElul Accept – now that is a hard one. We don’t want to accept things. We want to be the masters of our fate, we want to have the illusion of control. …Continue Reading

#BlogElul 4: Understand

#BlogElul Understanding is the Holy Grail for us personal development junkies. We might call it wisdom or enlightenment or whatever, but in the end, what we really want is to create a human pattern that makes sense to us. …Continue Reading

#BlogElul 3: Search

#BlogElul The word “search” implies intentionality. A searcher is not merely wandering through life, marvelling at the serendipity of things. A searcher is on a mission, trying to find something specific. …Continue Reading

#BlogElul 2: Act

#BlogElul Action is a very odd concept. We take action every day of our lives (at least, if we get out of bed), and yet it is something we often struggle with. Committing to a course of action can be both exhilarating and terrifying. …Continue Reading

#BlogElul 1: Prepare

#BlogElulIt’s here! It’s here! Today is the first day of the Hebrew month of Elul, and once again, Rabbi Phyllis Sommer has generously provided us with a template for reflection and growth. The High Holy Days are just a month away, and there is lots of spiritual work to be done. …Continue Reading