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Uncovering the Genius Within

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Uncovering the Genius Within

  1. 1. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN© Our Minds Are Our Greatest Technology!Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  2. 2. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © Your Workshop Facilitators Kelly Kozar, B.Ed., CDFI and Star Ristow-Bell, M.Sc. Welcome You To The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life!Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  3. 3. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © INTRODUCTIONSCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  4. 4. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © HOUSEKEEPING  Breaks  Washrooms  Expectations  Group NormsCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  5. 5. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © OVERVIEW  Power of the Mind How Beliefs are Formed The Power of Belief Learning to Mentor Yourself Tools for Goal Achievement Learned Optimism How to Kick the WorryCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  6. 6. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © BENEFITS OF JOURNAL WRITING  Identify behaviour patterns Identify “beliefs” that are no longer usefulIdentify “blind spots” to seeing problems & solutions Reinforces & integrates new learning Alternative method for self-reflectionCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  7. 7. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © JOURNAL WRITING  I learned…  I was surprised that…  I feel…  I see how I can apply…  I’m concerned about…  Next time I...  I found it interesting...Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  8. 8. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © THINGS TO WRITE ABOUT  Successes  Setbacks and how you overcame them “Ah-ha” moments  What you are thankful forInformation about how you are getting in your own way Your goals and affirmations Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  9. 9. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © BALANCE WHEEL Other Spiritual Finances Personal Sports Marriage Friends Fam ily Education Physical Health Volunteering Mental Health Retirem ent Social Career/WorkCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  10. 10. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © HELPFUL THINGS TO KNOW Most people do not change because they do not know how to change We all have more than enough talent to do anything we want The word “CAN’T” is the ugliest four letter word What holds us back is our own self-image Change the image - change the performanceCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  11. 11. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © Plan to Judge the Outcome Not the ProcessCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  12. 12. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © Module 1 POWER OF THE MINDCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  13. 13. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © POWER OF THE MIND  75% of all sickness and disease starts in the mind Stress, which starts in the mind, is the number one cause of all fatigue and illness We only use 10% of our mind This means 10% of our mind causes 75% of all sickness Imagine what would happen if we used our mind to its’ fullest.Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  14. 14. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © POWER OF THE MIND You have potential right now that you are not using... Harness that potential and you can pursue the life of your dreams!Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  15. 15. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © POWER OF THE MIND Activities A test of your potentialCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  16. 16. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © POWER OF THE MIND Is it there if you can’t see it?Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  17. 17. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © POWER OF THE MIND “SCOTOMA” If past conditioning does not match what you are looking at, your do not see it and a “blind spot” is created. CAN YOU SEE THE PROBLEM WITH SCOTOMAS?Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  18. 18. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © POWER OF THE MIND The Ultimate “Scotoma”Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  19. 19. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © POWER OF THE MIND If you always do what you have always done you will always get what you have always got.Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  20. 20. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © JOURNAL WRITING  In what areas of my life do I have scotomas that keep me from being more successful?  What thoughts or beliefs do I have that might be limiting me?Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  21. 21. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © Module 2 HOW BELIEFS ARE FORMEDCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  22. 22. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © HOW BELIEFS ARE FORMED Understanding the Source and Strength of your Self-BeliefsCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  23. 23. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © HOW BELIEFS ARE FORMED  The strongest opinions you hold about yourself are those you formed at home with your parents or primary caregivers.Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  24. 24. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © HOW BELIEFS ARE FORMED  Every cloud has a silver lining  Avoid conflict at all costs  Dreaming is for rich people  Save the pennies and the dollars will look after themselves  Naps in the middle of the day are for lazy peopleCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  25. 25. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © HOW BELIEFS ARE FORMED Discussion Family ScriptsCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  26. 26. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © JOURNAL WRITING  What were the spoken and unspoken, positive and negative codes that my family lived by?Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  27. 27. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © HOW BELIEFS ARE FORMED Who Are You Listening To?Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  28. 28. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © HOW BELIEFS ARE FORMED PERCEPTION  The procedure by which we try and interpret information about the environment that surrounds us  Physical sensations, sight, touch, hearing, smelling and taste Always incomplete - limited by our senses and point of viewCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  29. 29. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © HOW BELIEFS ARE FORMED PERCEPTION PROCESS  Feedback about ourselves and others Not always based on true picture of reality We behave as though our perceptions are real  Inaccurate perceptions lead to stereotypesCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  30. 30. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © HOW BELIEFS ARE FORMED We behave and act not in accordance with the truth but with “THE TRUTH” as we believe it to be.Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  31. 31. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © HOW BELIEFS ARE FORMED Activity Mixed WeddingsCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  32. 32. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © HOW BELIEFS ARE FORMED How Beliefs Impact our Life “Am I acting on what I KNOW to be true, or what I BELIEVE to be true?Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  33. 33. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © HOW BELIEFS ARE FORMED So…How can I really change so I become successful?  Change the picture on the inside Change the belief and your behaviour will followCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  34. 34. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © HOW BELIEFS ARE FORMEDCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  35. 35. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © HOW BELIEFS ARE FORMED Limiting Thoughts Become Like The Water We Swim InCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  36. 36. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © HOW BELIEFS ARE FORMED Identify Limiting Thoughts  Stressful in nature  Angry and fearful in nature  Attached to words like: CAN’T...HARD...DIFFICULT...IMPOSSIBLECopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  37. 37. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © HOW BELIEFS ARE FORMED Identify Limiting Thoughts  If I am happy now, I won’t be motivated to change anything  I can’t change. This is just the way I am. My feelings are natural reactions, not something I can control  If I control my feelings, I’ll be like a robot You have to do some things you don’t want to do in this life People who are optimistic aren’t realistic Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  38. 38. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © HOW BELIEFS ARE FORMED Activity Identifying Limiting BeliefsCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  39. 39. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © JOURNAL WRITING Limiting Thoughts  Write my insights from the Limiting Thoughts activity in my journal.Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  40. 40. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © HOW BELIEFS ARE FORMED ANTs Automatic Negative ThoughtsDo a mental house-cleaning and get rid of those ANTs! All you have to lose are your old limitationsCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  41. 41. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © HOW BELIEFS ARE FORMED Activity How the Mind WorksCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  42. 42. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © HOW BELIEFS ARE FORMED Lock On…Lock Out When we lock on to one way of thinking we automatically lock out other optionsCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  43. 43. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © HOW BELIEFS ARE FORMED Lock On…Lock Out  Wrong Information Too Quickly Too LongCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  44. 44. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © JOURNAL WRITING  Give an example of when I locked-on to the wrong thing about someone else. How did I change my perception about them?Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  45. 45. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © Module 3 POWER OF BELIEFCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  46. 46. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © POWER OF BELIEF Activity Lifeboat ExerciseCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  47. 47. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © POWER OF BELIEF “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I shall have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning.” Mohandas Karamchand GandhiCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  48. 48. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © POWER OF BELIEF You will rarely attempt something you don’t believe and you will NEVER give 100% of your ability to something you don’t believe possible Belief always comes before action!Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  49. 49. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © POWER OF BELIEF BELIEFS = SELF IMAGE Self Image = ideas and information about yourself Do you see a swan or an ugly duckling?Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  50. 50. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © POWER OF BELIEF Activity Change ExerciseCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  51. 51. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © POWER OF BELIEF Comfort ZonesOur self image operates like the thermostat in your home Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  52. 52. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © POWER OF BELIEF Discussion Comfort ZonesCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  53. 53. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © POWER OF BELIEF Comfort Zones  What situations make you feel out of your comfort zone? What happens when you are out of your comfort zone?Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  54. 54. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © POWER OF BELIEF Comfort Zones  Ability to recall information shuts down  Creative avoidanceUpgrade your comfort zone by raising your self-image You will NEVER achieve sustainable success that exceeds the image you have of yourselfCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  55. 55. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © POWER OF BELIEF We must get outside our comfort zone and become psychologically comfortable with success BEFORE we experience it in realityCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  56. 56. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © POWER OF BELIEF ResignationCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  57. 57. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © POWER OF BELIEF Resignation  Take for granted even the things we find distasteful about our lives Just the way things are Powerless to change themCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  58. 58. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © POWER OF BELIEF Resignation Playing it safe  Quitting when things are strange or intimidating  Choosing to look good rather than take a risk  Becomes a habit Resignation translates into blindness for exploring possibilitiesCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  59. 59. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © POWER OF BELIEF Activity Conquering ResignationCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  60. 60. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © JOURNAL WRITING Conquering Resignation Write my insights from the conquering resignation activity in my journalCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  61. 61. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © POWER OF BELIEF Develop a child-like “anything is possible” attitude.Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  62. 62. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © POWER OF BELIEF Nine Dots Test Connect all nine dots using only four (4) straight lines without lifting your pen from the paper.         Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  63. 63. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © POWER OF BELIEF Nine Dots Test Self imposed limitations  Conditioned to stay inside the linesCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  64. 64. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © POWER OF BELIEF Self Fulfilling Prophecy Translate messages and circumstances to make them consistent with our self-image  Block out messages and circumstances which are not consistent with our self-imageCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  65. 65. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © POWER OF BELIEF The Hot Dog SalesmanCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  66. 66. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © JOURNAL WRITING  Do I resist change? Why?  What activities or situations am I currently avoiding because I feel out of place? What can I do to be successful in situations, which are uncomfortableCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  67. 67. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © Module 4 MENTORING YOURSELFCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  68. 68. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © MENTORING YOURSELF Activity An Experiment in AttitudesCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  69. 69. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © MENTORING YOURSELF The Law of Attraction Where are you focusing your attention? The Problem of the Solution?Are you feeling how terrible of frustrating the “problem” is?Are you feeling what your life will be like with the “solution”? Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  70. 70. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © MENTORING YOURSELF What is Self-Talk?  All the thoughts that run through your mind  Includes all things said both silently and out loud Can be positive or negative, pessimistic or optimistic Did you know that we have approximately 50,000 thoughts a day?Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  71. 71. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © MENTORING YOURSELF How our Subconscious Mind Works  Takes in everything literally  Black or white  Good or Bad It doesn’t interpret or do what is best  It’s like a computer - does what it is toldCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  72. 72. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © MENTORING YOURSELF Self Talk Errors  Focusing on mistakes (past)  Forgetting our accomplishmentsCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  73. 73. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © MENTORING YOURSELF How Good Do I Have To Be? “When we let ourselves be defined in our own minds by our worst moments instead of our best ones, we learn to think of ourselves as people who never get it right, rather than as capable people who make an occasional, thoroughly human mistake.” Rabbi Harold Kushner author of “How Good Do I Have To Be?Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  74. 74. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © MENTORING YOURSELF Activity CelebrationCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  75. 75. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © MENTORING YOURSELF The Self-Talk Cycle Self Talk Self Image determines determines Self Image behaviour Behaviour reinforces Self TalkCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  76. 76. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © JOURNAL WRITING  Does my internal conversation build or tear down my self-image or others’ self-image? What are some examples of positive self-talk that I have used to trigger positive feeling for myself? In which areas of your life am I not using my potential? Examine my self-talk in those areas.Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  77. 77. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © MENTORING YOURSELF Techniques for Controlling Self-Talk  Pay attention to self talk every day Identify supportive & destructive self talk Confront negative self talk Replace negative self talk Make self talk your best friend Practice thought stopping Rubber band techniqueCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  78. 78. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © MENTORING YOURSELF Activity Thought StoppingCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  79. 79. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © JOURNAL WRITING Thought Stopping Write my insights from the thought stopping activity in my journalCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  80. 80. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © MENTORING YOURSELF More Self-Talk Tips  Tell Yourself What You CAN Do!  Plant Positives In Advance Develop a Self Talk PlanCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  81. 81. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © JOURNAL WRITING  When I do something wrong or make a mistake, how long do I dwell on it? What is my self talk about my life’s direction and goals? What are some of the limiting statements I tell myself? How may they be affecting my behaviour?Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  82. 82. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © Module 5 TOOLS FOR GOAL ACHIEVEMENTCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  83. 83. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © GOAL ACHIEVEMENT The Mind  The Conscious Mind (Perceiver) The Subconscious Mind (The Recorder) The Creative Subconscious Mind (The Generator of Direction)Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  84. 84. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © GOAL ACHIEVEMENT Activate your RAS  Reticular Activating System  A group of cells at the base of your brain stem  A little control centre that serves as the filter for what enters you conscious and unconscious mind Writing triggers the RAS Wake up! Pay Attention!Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  85. 85. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © JOURNAL WRITING  Where am I finding difficulty in my life?  What would I like to change in my life? In what areas of my life would I like to grow and expand?  What new habits would I like to begin?  What old habits would I like to eliminate? Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  86. 86. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © GOAL ACHIEVEMENT Affirmation  A statement of fact or belief If I want to I canCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  87. 87. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © GOAL ACHIEVEMENT Self Talk  Attitudes  Beliefs  Behaviours  Self Image  Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  88. 88. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © GOAL ACHIEVEMENT Guidelines for writing affirmations  Personal  Positive  Present Tense  Indicate Achievement  No Comparisons  Action Words  Emotion Words  Accuracy  Balance  Realistic  ConfidentialCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  89. 89. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © GOAL ACHIEVEMENT Guidelines for writing affirmations PROBLEM SOLUTION Move Away From Include in Affirmation Bad Temper Calm, Clear Minded Lazy Energetic Procrastination Accomplish immediatelyCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  90. 90. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © GOAL ACHIEVEMENT Sample Affirmations I am an optimistic person who lives a successful life. I am an important and valuable persons, worthy of therespect of others who are important to me. I remember how well I recovered from difficulty andlosses, and I use this feeling to strengthen my resiliency forfuture use. Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  91. 91. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © GOAL SETTING Activity Group AffirmationsCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  92. 92. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © GOAL SETTING Activity Personal AffirmationsCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  93. 93. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © GOAL ACHIEVEMENT That’s Worth Thinking About! “It is a well know fact that one comes, finally, to believewhatever one repeats to oneself, whether the statement is true or false. If man repeats a lie over and over, he will eventually accept the lie as truth” Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) American speaker and motivational writer. Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  94. 94. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © GOAL ACHIEVEMENT Visualization  Mental rehearsal of the future in the presentCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  95. 95. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © GOAL ACHIEVEMENT Imprinting Process Impact on subconscious GOOD - Reading the affirmation BETTER - Reading and Picturing the affirmationBEST - Reading, Picturing and Feeling the affirmationCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  96. 96. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © GOAL ACHIEVEMENT Benefits of Visualization  Eliminate fears  Boost self-esteem  Inducing relaxtion  Reframe old situations  Change old habitsCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  97. 97. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © JOURNAL WRITING  How can I use the affirmation and imprinting process to assist me in reaching my goals?Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  98. 98. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © Module 6 LEARNED OPTIMISMCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  99. 99. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © LEARNED OPTIMISM Optimism is the cheerful frame of mind that enables a tea kettle to sing, though in hot water up to its nose.Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  100. 100. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © LEARNED OPTIMISM Activity Your Approach to Life QuizCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  101. 101. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © LEARNED OPTIMISM Have To’s Want To’sCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  102. 102. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © LEARNED OPTIMISM Motivation  An inner force that compels behaviour  Comes from within  NOT from any external circumstancesCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  103. 103. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © LEARNED OPTIMISM Motivation RESTRICTIVE Primarily based on: “Have To’s” Fear BasedCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  104. 104. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © LEARNED OPTIMISM Motivation HOW DO WE RESIST?  Slow down…procrastinate…take longer  Creative Avoidance Work just good enough to get someone off your backCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  105. 105. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © LEARNED OPTIMISM Motivation CONSTRUCTIVE Primarily based on: “Want To’s” Pay Value or Personal ProfitabilityCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  106. 106. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © LEARNED OPTIMISM Have To’s Want To’s Everything in life is a choice!Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  107. 107. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © LEARNED OPTIMISMThe only have to’s in life are to breath and take up space… everything else is a CHOICE. Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  108. 108. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © LEARNED OPTIMISM Activity You Have Two ChoicesCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  109. 109. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © JOURNAL WRITING  What are some of my “have” to actions?  Now that I realize there are no “have to’s” in my life, what are some of the reasons I choose to do what I do? Where do I give up accountability to someone else? Why?Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  110. 110. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © LEARNED OPTIMISM Can you learn to be an Optimist?Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  111. 111. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © LEARNED OPTIMISM Benefits of Optimism Respond better to adversity of all kinds Better physical health Greater life expectancyCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  112. 112. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © LEARNED OPTIMISM When something bad happens: Pessimist Optimist Globalizes Isolates the BAD Externalizes Temporalizes Other FactorsCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  113. 113. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © LEARNED OPTIMISM When something good happens: Pessimist Optimist Isolates the GOOD Globalizes Temporalizes Externalizes Other FactorsCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  114. 114. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © JOURNAL WRITING  How do I think when good things happen? Give an example.  How do I think when bad things happen? Give an example.Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  115. 115. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © Module 7 HOW TO KICK THE WORRY HABITCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  116. 116. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © KICKING THE WORRY HABITCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  117. 117. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © KICKING THE WORRY HABIT The Downward SpiralCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  118. 118. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © KICKING THE WORRY HABIT Paralysis of Will Self-talk declares thoughts of worthlessness, hostility and hopelessness as valuable.  Block out all other information  Blind spot to anything positive  Isolation sets in  Imagination goes runs away with you Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  119. 119. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © KICKING THE WORRY HABIT The human mind has a built-in potential for flexibility.  Substitute images of solutions instead of endlessly ruminating about problems Affirm your ability to deal effectively and calmly with all challenges instead of worrying about failure Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  120. 120. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © JOURNAL WRITING  What can I do to help myself when I realize I am slipping into a downward spiral?Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  121. 121. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © KICKING THE WORRY HABIT Activity Defining “Worry”Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  122. 122. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © KICKING THE WORRY HABIT Worry is like a rocking chair… it gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere.Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  123. 123. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © KICKING THE WORRY HABIT Worry is Fear F alse E vidence A ppearing R ealCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  124. 124. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © JOURNAL WRITING  How do I allow worry to keep me from becoming all you can be?  How do I let worry rob me of better friendships, better business, better results, better communication, better family relationships?Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  125. 125. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © KICKING THE WORRY HABIT Get Free of the Worry Habit  Recognize worry for what it is  Admit what worry does  Choose to be free of worryCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  126. 126. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © KICKING THE WORRY HABIT Activity Affirmation WritingCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  127. 127. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © KICKING THE WORRY HABIT Affirmations  I’ve had it with worry I refuse to be tricked by false facts  I refuse to let my life be short-circuited any longer byletting my mind run wild with a distorted view of the factsCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  128. 128. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © KICKING THE WORRY HABIT Prove It to Yourself  96% is irrelevant  40% never happen  30% nothing can be done 12% they were needless  10% petty things  8% something substantial  4% out of our controlCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  129. 129. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © KICKING THE WORRY HABIT Give Worry a Bad Time  Analyse it to death  Start to use worry rather than let it use you Worry begins with a thought of doubt, which causes an emotion of fear, which manifests itself physically as anxiety.Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  130. 130. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © KICKING THE WORRY HABIT Conquer Doubt and Fear Change your mind about the doubt and keep it changed  Focus on what you want not what you do not want Start working on the solution rather than thinking about a possible negative outcome  End Result Thinking  Do the thing you fear and fear will disappear Fear and Faith are directly opposite views of the future and they cannot co-exist Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  131. 131. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © JOURNAL WRITING  Select a challenge. What attitudes, beliefs comfort zones, self-talk, habits and goals do I want to adjust to overcome this challenge?Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  132. 132. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © WRAPPING UP Activity Artful ClosureCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  133. 133. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © WRAPPING UP Activity Dear MeCopyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  134. 134. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © WRAPPING UP Taking these five steps can make anyone a “Gold Medalist” in their chosen endevour 1. Prepare to WIN 2. Take control of your thoughts 3. Re-evaluate your situation 4. Don’t worry about “how to do it” 5. Finally…YOU MUST ACT! Chantal Petitclerc, 800m Wheelchair (CP Photo Tom Hanson)Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE
  135. 135. UNCOVERING THE GENIUS WITHIN © WRAPPING UP In you right now is the power to do things you neverdreamed possible. This power becomes available to you just as soon as you can change your beliefs. Dr. Maxwell Maltz Copyright © 2003 - 2008 Employment Readiness Centre - All rights preserved. DO NOT REPRODUCE

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