Empower Yourself to Make the Change You Desire

What if I told you that you are the only person standing in the way of what you want to achieve? It’s likely closer to truth than not. Personal development expert Gary John Bishop advises that “you need to develop a no bullshit relationship between you and what you said you were going to do.” The point he makes in his new audio book, Ask Gary Fu*king Anything, is that if you apply a certain framework to your thinking, you can tackle most obstacles that get in the way of your progress. Especially if you, yourself are the obstacle. He asks us to consider the question, “how successful are you when you are least motivated?’ Understanding and acknowledging the answer to that is the key to your success.

Gary’s “urban philosophy” approach represents a new wave of personal empowerment and life mastery that has helped thousands achieve the results in the quality and performance of their lives. If you have concerns about navigating career, work-life balance, or feeling fulfilled in life because of constant patterns of self-sabotaging, you must develop that no-bullshit relationship that Gary describes. He has some great advice for getting motivated to do the work that will help you become a better version of yourself.

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The Power of Ritual

The symbolic behaviors we perform before, during, and after meaningful events are common across culture and time. Rituals are performed in an array of shapes and forms. At times performed in communal or religious settings; at times involving fixed, repeated sequences of actions, and at other times not.

We use rituals for a variety of reasons, like after experiencing losses or before public speaking, because we believe it increases our confidence and reduces our anxieties.

In the new book The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities Into Soulful Practices, author Casper Ter Kuile explores how we can nourish our souls by transforming common, everyday practices into rituals that can heal what he calls is an “increasing crisis of isolation” and help us feel more connected.

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