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It’s funny how life works.
Principles of happiness and success in one area, often aptly apply to other areas as well.
In other words…
Somebody who’s an expert in their career might have accidentally develop Expert Zen Wisdom – that if followed could bring you great joy in love!
1. THINK LIKE A STOCKBROKER:
Don’t wait for things to totally plummet to get out of something that you know in your heart is not working. Trust your instincts when you sense things rapidly losing their value. The sooner you get out, the lesser the damage, and the sooner you’ll have the chance (and the where-with-all) to re-invest in something that offers more gain.
2. THINK LIKE A BASEBALL PLAYER:
You have to be willing to hit a lot of strikes if you want to learn how to hit impressive homeruns. (Babe Ruth was not only the biggest hittest of homeruns in his day – but also the highest striker-outer!)
3. THINK LIKE AN ARCHITECT:
You have to make sure you first focus on building a sturdy foundation, one that will last, even through earthquakes and other unexpected acts of God, as they say in the business. Always make sure your foundation is a much more important priority than the exterior stylish looks of things.
4. THINK LIKE A MARKETER:
Don’t try to sell kiwis to a shoestore. Don’t try to buy kiwis in a shoestore. Some people don’t want what you have to offer. Some people don’t have what you need.
5. THINK LIKE A GARDENER:
You must accept that some plants are only meant to live a certain time, a certain season. If you try to make them live longer, you will be a bad gardener.
6. THINK LIKE A LAWYER:
Lawyers know that the one who wants the negotiation to succeed the most has the least amount of power in the negotiations. (Ditto with who wants the relationship to succeed the most!)
7. THINK LIKE A DOGTRAINER:
Dogtrainers warn about a little something called FLIGHT AND CHASE BEHAVIOR. If your dog is running away from you, the worst thing in the world is to run after it. The dog will only run away faster. Instead you must remain calm. The animal can sense the fear and anxiety in you. Act like you’re having lots of fun. The animal just wants be where the fun is.
8. THINK LIKE AN ENTREPRENEUR:
In a competitive market, you must always be different in some way. It’s good become aware of what is different and special. Promote this uniqueness proudly.
9. THINK LIKE A RACECAR DRIVER:
Racecar drivers know that you never look at the thing you don’t want to squoosh your racecar into – because wherever you’re looking is exactly where your racecar aims itself. So, if all you’re looking at are all the dangers and bad things that you could smack into, then those dangers and bad things will be exactly what you smack into.
10. THINK LIKE YOU DO FOR YOUR CAREER: What do you do for a living? I’m sure there’s some expertise you know about from your career that would also serve as Zen Wisdom in love! I’d love for you to share this bit of Zen Wisdom below! Even if you do not share it in writing, think about it as an empowering tool to better help yourself move forward to your happily ever after.
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I’d love to hear your insights on the comment section below! What’s something which comes to your mind and heart when you read this essay. Share your personal story or a personal happiness tool! I LOVE it when you share – because I love to find out about my community! Plus, many thousands of peeps read this inspirational blog – so, what you share could be a helpful inspiration for someone else! xo Karen
Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.