Paul Nijar

Spiritual Insights on Your Everyday Troubles

Date archives June 2015

paulosophy

How to Move Beyond Your Issues

Life doesn’t run on the fine paved road, as we would like it to be. There are many struggles that we have to go through in our lives that helps us become the person we are meant to be. Every struggle we go through is truly character defining.

“Everyone faces challenges in their life. It’s a matter of how you learn to overcome them and use them to your advantage.” – Celestine Chua Continue reading

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The Key to Business Success

“The Key to Business Success Through Introspection”

This was part of a recent topic I discussed at 23seven Performance Studio.

In the presentation, I explained what introspection is and why it plays a pivotal role entrepreneurial success.  The key points I covered are as follows:

1. Introspection defines your “Why” 

  • Without your way, you have no way of differentiating yourself from your competitors.  There are already many similar businesses out there, but what makes one more appealing than the next, is their reason for being.  I know I would much rather do business with someone who has a deeper meaning beyond simply making money.
  • This is the #1 step in starting your business. This step comes before the business plan, before fundraising, and before market research.
  • This is the key component to finding fulfillment in the business you are operating.  Money rarely satisfies an individual over the long run.

2.  Introspection keeps you focused.

  • We all have many talents that we carry throughout our lives.  The problem with many of us is that we are eager to share all we can do, all at once.  This dilutes our talents.  “A jack of all trades is a master of none.”
  • It helps you become specialized.  When you are so focused on the one service, you sets you up as an expert in that field.  Now you become the go-to person, when people are looking for a specific service.

3.  Introspection reduces chances of stress.

  • We become so eager to take on many jobs so we can get money.  In doing this, our plates becomes too full.  The average business professional has 30-100 new projects on their plate.  How cannot one not be stressed at this point?
  • On average 40% of business professionals lay awake at night due to their level of stress.
  • When you understand what your core values are in your business, you can better manage the projects that fit your mission, as opposed to trying to take it all on.  The projects that you signed up for and are putting off, typically are the ones that do not resonate with your core values.

Defining Your Core Values:

  1. Make a list of what you value most. (family, health, freedom, money…)
  2. Meditate.  Inward reflection is huge in defining what you are most compelled by.
  3. Deep breathing.  This helps bring clarity from the erratic thoughts that pollute our mind every moment of the day.
  4. “Me Breaks.”  Taking mini breaks behind your desk and rewarding yourself for completed tasks will better align you with the things that make you happy.  If you are always on the go, chances are, your level of stress will be high. This will distract you from your core values.  As result, you may find  yourself a slave to your business and the relentless demands from your customers.

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genuine souls

Genuine Souls: Who Your Daddy?! – Ricky Shetty

There are people in our lives that inspire us and come to us with such a great riches.  These riches are not defined by a monetary value.  They come to our lives not with anything of material worth, but rather with things that enrich us in a way that bring us a greater sense of well-being.  They empower us to the core.  They provide a positive perspective to our life and our surroundings.

I want to give credit to these people to showcase the blessings that we have.  So often we forget or negate the value these people bring to our lives.  Some of us even have these expectations for people to act in a certain way that benefits us but then we do not give them the credit that they deserve.  As part of my “Genuine Souls” series, I would like to introduce to an inspiring soul named Ricky Shetty. Continue reading

happiness / paulosophy

Why You Hate Your Life

“I hate my life!” If you have ever uttered these words, chances are that you ain’t that happy!  But it’s not your fault.

They say, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” well the same can be said for happiness. So often we have our ears bent from our friends detailing all the reasons for their lack of happiness. As we listen, we may wonder how they could be unhappy despite being surrounded with so many blessings. When we look at them, we cannot fathom a person in such an environment to be unhappy.

Remove your contrast lenses! Continue reading