Newsletter, March 16, 2015

Hello Friends,

Let’s talk about replacing “What IF” with “Why Not”? …And the question I ask you is “What can this Become?”

Raise your expectations and your Hope will begin to Soar!

Refocus on the future, not on whats behind . . .

This newsletter is all about your HQ – Hope Quotient

Recently I read the book, Hope Quotient, by Ray Johnston. To me, Hope Quotient is really a game changer and I believe it is the perfect time to share this with you. I hear from so many of you the question – What IF?

What if we focus on our Hope Quotient… and WE BEGIN TO SOAR???

I also wanted to share a powerful poem by Marianne Williamson, Our Deepest Fear – and I hope you live it NOW!

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were all meant to shine, as chilodren do.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give people permission to do the same
As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

We ask ourselves… who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine, and as children we do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Live with hope,
Michele Foster
askmicheletoday.com

The Hope Quotient by Ray Johnston

What’s at the heart of every thriving person, every thriving marriage, kid, and business? Hope!

Hope: It’s the one thing that can change everything!

When you have hope, eleven things are unleashed in your life:

  • You have more satisfying relationships.
  • You’re more productive.
  • You’re less affected by stress.
  • You’re more successful.
  • You’re more satisfied.
  • You’re more compassionate.
  • You’re more willing to help people in need.
  • You’re physically healthier.
  • You hold yourself to higher moral and ethical standards.
  • You’re more likely to assume leadership.
  • You’re more likely to see God as loving, caring, and forgiving.

This book will help you discover your HQ level and learn the seven key factors that, when built into your life, unleash hope. When you have genuine hope—not trite, pious platitudes but authentic hope that produces inner strength and confidence—anything is possible.

Get your copy of Hope Quotient at Amazon.

Career Coach; The Importance of Hope

Source: washingtonpost.com

“What is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.” —Mahatma Gandhi

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business recently hosted the Leadership Education and Development program for diverse and highly talented high school seniors from around the country. In my session on leadership, I was truly impressed by the curiosity and willingness these young people (17-year-olds) had to really understand and learn what makes an effective leader…

Read more…

 

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