Soft Hair, Soft Heart

Conditioning with Love and Compassion

What happens to your hair when it gets hard? It looks bad and breaks. The same thing happens to your heart. We have all been hurt by someone and have become bitter or resentful at times. The only way to soften your heart is to moisturize it with love and compassion.

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As you watch the video below, think about how you can put into practice the exercises to help soften your heart.  And remember, just as Proverbs 4 says, “…Guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”

Remember… Beauty & Change begin within,

~Jeffrey Paul

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In this video, I discuss three ways to help you soften your heart:

  • On a piece of paper, write down everything you are angry or frustrated about.
  • Then, safely light it on fire and let those words become ashes.

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Where Are You Going?

The Daily Habit You Need to Help Get You to Your Destination

Do you ever wonder where you are going in life?  Wouldn’t it be easier if there was a road map, guiding us down the correct paths and avoiding those that would cause disappointment, harm, or trouble? Wouldn’t it be easier to tailor our daily habits and choices if we knew exactly where we’re headed?

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While we’re not born with a tangible map to hold in our hands, we are born with the guidance of something else – our Creator.  Instead of the broken puzzle pieces that we would be without Him, if we stop, listen, and trust in Him to lead us, we will find our greatest destinations in life.  With His help, we are no longer broken and jumbled, rather we are complete and will find great blessings.

Friends, now is the time to set goals, devise a plan, and establish new daily habits and routines to live the life that was originally mapped out for you.  But, no matter where life may take you, you must take time to stop and just be still for a little while – just pause.  Allow this time of reflection to help guide you to even greater blessings and an amazing year.

Remember… Beauty & Change begin within,

~Jeffrey Paul

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In this video, I discuss three ways to help you find your road map:

  • Take time every single day to hit the proverbial pause button and think about your life’s journey.
  • Listen to the voice within yourself.  Where is it leading you?
  • Remember the blessings and desires that have been placed in your heart.

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How are your daily habits looking? What are some areas you could refresh? Try the daily pause and let me know what you think!

52-Card Pick Up

Playing Your Cards Right

Welcome to a wonderful week!  In this episode, I am going to discuss an age-old favorite – the 52-Card Pick Up.  But what about when it relates to your life?

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The classic game of 52-Card Pick Up brings back so many childhood memories, doesn’t it?  I remember being excited to play it, at least the first time, anyway.

Then we grow up and become adults.  We become responsible for ourselves, start a career, possibly get married and even start a family….

This game takes on a whole new meaning when it becomes an analogy for our lives.  In this message, I want to share with you ways to avoid having the cards of your life raining down upon you in a messy heap on the floor.  I want to challenge you to find that one thing in life that will allow all the other cards to fall into place.  Then build upon that.  If you do this, Friends, you will win.

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In this episode, you will discover the following:

  • The importance of identifying the big areas of your life, or the Aces, to focus on.
  • Why you should take action to make the changes you want in life – even taking small steps.

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Zeal Without Knowledge

Pay Attention to Those Around You

Are you an excitable person?  Do you live a life full of energy and enthusiasm?  If so, that’s a great way to live your life!  But think about this…  How does your zeal affect those around you?  Do you stop to consider someone else who may be struggling to find any zeal at all in their day or current situation?

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Zeal without knowledge can sometimes cause more harm than good to those around us, although that was never the intention.  There are times when we need to pause and consider the feelings others.  If someone is angry, sad, or hurt, we need to be cognizant of that and respect their feelings.

Does that mean we have to change our outlook or conform to those who are less excitable?  No!

What it does mean, though, is that we should take our zeal and feed it into others.  Sometimes you will have to do this gently, depending on the circumstances.  The act of encouraging and uplifting others looks different with each person.  But I guarantee you, Friends, it will eventually make a difference in the lives of others.

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In this episode, you’ll discover the following:

  • How zeal without knowledge can cause harm to others
  • The importance of paying attention to those around you
  • Allow your positive energy to pour into others, and be willing to accept the same from them


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Mirror Mirror

What is Your Mirror Saying to You?

What do you see when you look into the mirror?  Do you critique what you see, or do you find the positive?  Now, how about in life…  When things don’t work out they way you want them to, how do you respond?

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That little voice you hear when you look into the mirror isn’t always so little.  In fact, it can pack a punch.  No matter what may be seen by others around us, when we look into the mirror, sometimes the only voice we listen to is ours.  This often transitions into how we see circumstances in life in general – every circumstance, whether good or bad.

Here is my challenge to you…  Instead of focusing on the negative side of situations, try to find something positive – no matter how small it may be.  Take any negative thoughts captive, and turn them into positive affirmations.  Friends, if you do this, your outlook will change completely.  Listen below to hear more.

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In this episode, you’ll discover the following:

  • How our reactions to looking in the mirror often resemble how we view circumstances in life
  • How your life can change by simply changing your focus


RESOURCES:

In this week’s training, we referenced the following resource:

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen


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