I’m out of the office on doing a 1-1 Intensive with a client, so we’re re-running a couple of my most popular JSTs from last year. You can read this week’s instalment here: https://www.jamiesmart.com/jst209/ I look forward to connecting with you when I return… Read More →
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“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
This week’s article is part 2 in my series, The 5 Paradoxical Clues To The Work You’re Here To Do. Over the years, I’ve regularly heard people say things like, “I’d do what I love, if only I knew what it was” and “I’d do what I love, if only I knew how to do it.” Before the holidays, I did a Facebook Live broadcast on my business page called “The 5 Paradoxical Clues To The Work You’re Here To Do”. People really loved it, so I thought I’d share the 5 paradoxical clues here in the JST. Here’s clue number 2:
Paradoxical Clue 2: You keep improving
My dear friend, colleague and early mentor, Christina Hall PhD, once told me a story about the virtuoso cellist, Pablo Casals in the later years of his life. As the story goes, a reporter went to interview the 83-year-old Casals at his home. The moment he arrived, the reporter could hear the sounds of beautiful cello music filling the house. Read More →
“Fear is peeing your pants.
Courage is doing what you’re supposed to do with wet pants.”
– An anonymous drill sergeant
I’ve just started posting content on LinkedIn, so I thought I’d give you a taste of the kind of thing I’m doing there. So without further ado, here’s Getting Out of Your Depth (Or “How to succeed by throwing yourself into situations where you don’t know what you’re doing”)
“So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.”
– Jiddu Krishnamurti
You may be aware that I spent many years teaching hypnosis and hypnotic language. I don’t teach those skill-sets anymore, but recently someone asked me what my favourite hypnotic induction is. (In case you’re not familiar with the term, a hypnotic induction is a process for leading a person into an altered state.)
The answer I gave to this question was unexpected, counterintuitive and has profound implications if you want to have deeper connections, more influential communications and greater impact with clients, colleagues and loved ones.
The answer I gave to the question “What’s your favourite hypnotic induction?” was this: Listening. But not just any kind of listening. The kind of listening that leads to connection and impact is what I call “clarity listening”.
1. A quote I’m resonating with this week
This one comes from co-author of the seminal book, The Third Wave, Alvin Toffler (he’s quoted in this week’s ‘glimpse of the future’ article):
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, relearn and unlearn.” Read More →
“This is not a self-improvement programme”
– Jan Chipman
Last night I did a Facebook Live broadcast with the provocative title, “Why self-improvement stunts your development”. I acknowledged that this may seem like a strange statement coming from someone whose books are in the “Personal Development” section of the bookstore. Nevertheless, it turns out that “self-improvement” may have been slowing your evolution personally and professionally. Read More →
As another week draws to a close here is a quick round up of last 5 days’ activities direct from Clarity HQ. Read More →
Released 02 May 2017 Subscribe: iTunes
Conor Houston is a lawyer, influencer, strategist, collaborator, innovator and active citizen, is a Programme Director for the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building. And one of the interesting things about Conor is that he left his career as a lawyer in the USA to work for peace and democracy.
Released 19 April 2017 Subscribe: iTunes
Adam Ashe is a Scotland international rugby union player who plays for Glasgow Warriors. And one of the interesting things about Adam is that he’s passionate about sharing the principles behind clarity. In fact, he and his team-mate Grayson Hart are delivering a “Healthy Mind, Healthy Body” seminar.
“The greatest fear people have is that of being themselves. They want to be 50 Cent or someone else. They do what everyone else does even if it doesn’t fit where and who they are. But you get nowhere that way; your energy is weak and no one pays attention to you. You’re running away from the one thing that you own – what makes you different. I lost that fear. And once I felt the power that I had by showing the world I didn’t care about being like other people, I could never go back.”
Curtis Jackson (aka 50-Cent
This week, my Facebook Live session in the Exponential Practice Professional Group started with this question: “Do you want to grow an audience of well-qualified people who will jump at the chance to work with you?” In this article, we’re going to look at some of the unexpected keys to growing an audience who are fascinated with what you’re doing, and eager to hear from you. Read More →