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Aug
08
2017

Why Not have a little fun, it’s summer and usually the best way to change your mindset and Get Happy is by giving yourself permission!

I read an article the other day, that one of the reasons why American’s are unhappy, is because we feel confined in our choices. Stress often leads to feeling confined and boxed in where our personality can lean toward old habits, default modes and the good ole comfort zone. Resulting in a feeling of “stuck” in our jobs, finances, health and community.

Allow me to give you the crayon within your mind to color outside the lines and throw out the “confining” box! It’s time for you to play, imagine, feel good and think positive! Truly it is your time to shine. So here are a few ways to do that…

– Give yourself permission with knowing you deserve happiness and get to choose it when ever you want!

– Give yourself permission, to dance, laugh, get the blood flowing in your veins and just ALLOW.

– Give yourself permission to wear whatever you want or even nothing at all, oops. Point being, get comfortable in your own skin, take a bubble bath, relax and get in the water, it washes away the cobwebs of the mind and cleanses the old for the new to come in.

– Give yourself permission to visualize what your heart desires. Imagine it happening, right now, close your eyes and see this happy event taking place in your life. Yes, YOU! It can happen for you. So many people believe good only happens to others but not them. Guess what, you’re up, it’s your turn this time for good and great things to take form and happen. You are more than you ever imagined!! Just give yourself permission, it works!

– Give yourself permission to just stop. Stop the old thinking and self- doubt. This dampens your spirit. We need your spirit, your spirit is here to help others with your talent and your gifts. Don’t deny yourself or others of what you have to offer because when you do, it smothers your joy. Change things up and go IN- JOY!
Love you to the moon and back! – Jackie : )

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America’s Happyologist, Jackie Ruka, is a transformational leadership coach for professionals who crave freedom and are ready to discover living life on their terms.  Her mission is to provide a conscious community of inspiration and cooperation where all flourish based on what makes your soul happy. Her mindshifts and techniques are shared in her best selling book “Get Happy and Create a Kick-Butt Life” ! You can learn more about Jackie and what she has to offer by visiting her Facebook page, Twitter or engage in complimentary breakthrough session here.

Jun
06
2017

The world is very abundant and the more you realize this the more you will attract what is available to you. The trick starts with your mindset. Why is that? Well, how do you get results? You do the work. You can’t do the work without having the knowledge. And even with the knowledge it doesn’t matter if you don’t have the skill set. Yet even with the skill set the right mindset is all that matters. Mindset + Skillset + Knowledge + Work = Results. No more. No less.

So before I share the secrets to unlock your abundance, you first must have an idea of what abundance means to you. You may define it as money, love, health, or personal fulfillment. The fact is all of those define abundance. To unlock your personal abundance focus upon the ONE that stands out to you the most.

Secret Number One: Your subconscious mind is what holds the key to your abundance. This is where your emotions live in the now. Your emotions may be hindered or blocked by the seven year old kid in you and are living with an old recording from years past. Perhaps you have a belief system where you have to prove yourself in order to make a good income. Or you have blocked love from your life unconsciously, based on a past hurt. The first mindshift to uncover your blocks is to learn to feel limitless. This is how you retrain the subconscious to reach success.

Secret Number Two: Get out of routine living. Routine living limits you holistically. Making small changes in your daily routine expands your mind and your body to feel new sensations and experience life beyond your four corners. If abundance is not in your four corners then it is time for change; start with a different walk or drive to work. Perhaps take a new yoga class and refrain from technology until after you have had breakfast versus as soon as you wake up. Again those actions encourage feeling limitless and forms new positive habits.

Secret Number Three: To retrain the subconscious mind it all ends and begins with images. Our subconscious mind is like a camera, it takes on visuals that encourage feelings that become ingrained into a want or need. Advertisers have mastered the art of images and know how to push the subconscious buttons. You too can master this toward creating the abundance you desire through images. Let’s say you want more prosperity as your goal. Gather images that have meaning to you and instill the feeling of prosperity. Place those images on your nightstand, your desk, your fridge, and your walls. Look at them often and especially at night before you go to bed. At night is when the subconscious goes to work for you and creates new neural pathways based on the images and feelings you have consumed.

Lastly, action is the key to success where “abundance is not something we acquire it is something we tune into.” – Wayne Dyer

 

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Jackie Ruka, America’s Happyologist, is a best selling Author, Motivational Speaker & creator of the Mindset Method to Massive Success to unlock the blocks to happiness and empower you to express your greatness. To find out more visit her website jackieruka.com to follow her on Facebook @jackierukahappinessmindset

Feb
02
2016

In this New Year, 2016 represents the year of action and abundance. Do you see that happening for you yet?

I was watching an interview the other day with Dr. Daniel Amen the brain doc, about how a happy brain leads to longevity. He said something that really hit home for me in his interview: “There is one thing that leads to a person living 15 percent longer than others and that is purposefulness.”

What ever gets you jumping out of bed in the morning and gives you that deep sense of purpose and meaning, actually enhances your longevity, wow! How simple, yet at times complex in a life of distraction and “busyness”.

So, what is your purpose? What is the renewed sense of meaning you have this year? Do you have a book, project or business idea that excites and stimulates you to the point that the idea of doing the same old same old, just isn’t cutting it anymore?

I realize the idea of making change can be scary. However, usually when a window closes a door opens. Making “space” in your life is essential for attracting the new to come in where the old once was. Make sense?

Let me clarify in real terms to everyday life.

Let’s take a client of mine. She has a Santa Barbara-based tutoring company with several tutors who work for her. Life was very busy between calls from parents, bookings and schedule changes and finding the right tutor for the right child.

In addition, she was juggling her own children and life as a single mom. She was dating a new guy and also writing articles for the local paper to educate parents about the importance of a good tutor and to maintain her expertise in the community.

On the outside things looked like they were flowing harmoniously. But deep down, she knew it was time to make a change in her business life as it was affecting her personal life and the juggling act was overwhelming.

Feeling scattered, unfocused and depleted was tough on her and affected the quality time she planned with her kids. She needed to make a change and fast!

Well, she had an idea, which involved making more change in addition to the current changes happening in her life. Except the outcome of this idea would give her more free time and freedom in her business and her personal life. Hmmm, it was the how, maybe this was too crazy of an idea?

” Ideas are easy, implementation is hard. ” – Guy Kawasaki

She hired me to brainstorm with her this new idea and by partnering, we got right to work on a one-page business plan, strategy and then wrapped it in a new brand, logo and tag line to capture the attention of her new online idea. She was thrilled with how happy everything came out but more important, she added more life to her life.

“I had the pleasure of meeting with Jackie,” she said. “We only spent two hours talking; she helped my business tremendously. Two hours moved my business forward probably two years.”

It is the word “possible” that makes the impossible kinda fun!        

 

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Apr
04
2013

We fear the thing we want the most” – Robert Anthony

You know the term you can run but you cannot hide? Well, this may be the case with fear, if you allow it. Which leads to the question what is fear, really? From a clinical psychology perspective; fear is the loss off love or loss of a love object.  Deep down we all have fear in relation to loss and the what if’s , loss is inevitable as we gain something in our life usually something drops off from our life, this is how energy works.  Point is, we all have fear, this is the norm. The majority of us have fear of success. Success could actually cause loss, in our minds. Yet, when you start to truly love and believe in yourself there is no overwhelm or self – doubt. The purpose of walking your path is to learn the lessons along the way, as everything you want is on the other side of your fear.

What is paradoxical about fear is it can leave us in a comfortable space so as not to really face our inner stuff , living a life of complacency. But, you see fear is just a smoke screen for avoiding our authentic self as we are not meant to live a life of complacency. We are meant to live a life of truth.

Often when coaching clients, the question I hear is, who am I meant to be or what is my purpose? My take on this question is stop and  listen to your body and your heart. Moving from a life of existing to a life of living starts by paying attention to  tuning into what your heart and body yearns to do the most of.  An exercise to find your purpose or meaning I have found is visualization. Here is a life enhancement  technique to begin to visualize  your future self through a visualization manner that resembles what the Universe is asking you to evaluate as the NEW future YOU that you have the ability to manifest and watch your life change turn around for the better!

– What does my life FEEL like everyday?

– Where do I spend my time, how do I spend it and who do I envision this with?

– What does my body crave?

– What are the actions I am doing that satisfy what my body and heart desire?

– What brings you closer to your goal?

In a dream I had a few months back, I was feeling a restless and anxious kind of  sleep, with a pull of indecision and fear. The message that came from this dream was when  my father appeared  and simply stated to me, do what makes you happy. Doing what makes you happy is an inside job, it’s about what FEELS good and whole. My advice then is to do what feels good, what inspires you and simply give yourself permission to dream out loud as there is nothing to fear, except fear itself. Life has it’s scary moments as we don’t see what is on the other side and become unsure of how to navigate the unknowns. The test is recognizing your own strength, we are much stronger than we realize. The fear is a mask preventing one self from going outside of the comfort zone. My question to you is, if you don’t take the step outside of your comfort zone where will you be this time next year?

What next step will you take TODAY to step outside of your comfort zone?

Please leave a comment and get in the Zone, we thrive on your contribution with what resonates with you !

To Your Happiness,

Jackie

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“America’s Happyologist” Jackie Ruka is a lifestyle expert and  art therapist, who founded the Get Happy Zone (www.gethappyzone.com) personal development organization. She is also the author of the soon-to-be-released book, “Get Happy and Create a Kick Butt Life, a Toolbox for Rapidly Activating the Life You Desire.” Contact Jackie for a free  30  minute strategizing session, change your life for the better! CONTACT NOW.

 

 

Jan
01
2013

Many of us are trying to stretch our dollar as much as possible and media talk about tax increases, fiscal cliff and economic happiness is affecting our external world to the point where it may hit our private lives and pocket book more so than we would like. As the CEO of your life and destiny, this is an excellent time to learn the art of attracting money and empower yourself as to where you receive the most pleasure in your career and overall well – being .

A quote related to attracting money is by Buddha, “Success does not lead to happiness, it is happiness that leads to success.” With that said, studies have shown that the happiness of Americans does not increase beyond earning $50k a year, therefore the wealthy are not any happier than those who earn enough to live and enjoy the essentials to live simply yet comfortably. Although this may be relative, it is important to note that psychologists have studied and proven strategies that lead to happiness and according to researchers Kasser and Ryan, those who put money high on their priority list are at greater risk for depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. “Money-seekers also score lower on tests of vitality and self-actualization,” Ryan says.

Improving our thoughts toward the positive and relinquishing your fears related to money is a worthwhile practice. Often there is an obstacle that is a deep seeded belief or pattern that was acquired early on in your life that may be related to the lack of flow of money energy into your life. Think back to a time when this belief took place and release this from your mind, body and soul, it is old energy. As you begin to untie yourself from a former self- belief, allow the creative juices to flow and take a look at the areas of your life where your purpose had more meaning. Positive psychology authority Tal Ben-Shahar stated “Happiness lies at the intersection between pleasure and meaning. Whether at work or at home, the goal is to engage in activities that are both personally significant and enjoyable.” In addition, it is imperative for you to recognize that you are deserving of not only goodness but also of money. Be open to receive a windfall!

On the business front, many leaders are stumped as to what is impeding productivity and morale in the workplace?  In my research the two underlying factors are lack of autonomy and creativity, which leads to people feeling unchallenged as well as inability to express individual talents and potential. Conversely, in the past I consulted for an organization who became successful with happy employees and customers. Here is the down and dirty example of how they utilized their contract salesforce; the goal was to meet thirty customers a week and sales contractors were paid per customer sales call. However, contractors were given the autonomy to create their work week and call plan as long as the thirty customers per week was met. Over 90% of contractors met or exceeded the thirty sales calls a week and product sales were at a record level  high, with a 22% increase in sales growth for that year. Point is, laser focus on where you place your energies and how you create your days in each week is an achievable manner in which to improve results in your financial and career life.

Decide to stop being a seeker and identify yourself as a finder. Find newness in your actions and create an attainable goal. Be an individual with individual goals, for example, write down a goal that encourages motivation such as I will make $25k in the next 30 days. Once you write this down , allow your brain to gurgle and bubble with creative ideas, create and see what happens and have a buddy support you in your new found strategy to expand your business.

As we enter a new year, according to the Journal of Clinical Psychology 2012, the most common New Year Resolutions by Americans ; self improvement, weight, money  and relationship resolutions are only successfully achieved by 8% within a six month time span. The 49% of Americans who create resolutions often fail because they do not choose a mentor or coach to create and support achievable goals. Unfortunately, we often only choose what we want to see versus what is actually draining our lives and our finances. As you become clear and identify yourself as a finder versus a seeker, your actions will speak volumes for you and your bank account.

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2013 Money Affirmations:

I am a money magnet!

Money flows to me easily and effortlessly!

I am the receiver of goodness and abundance everyday!

 

 

 

 

 

Oct
10
2012

Imagine your dream as a bowl of paint, let’s name your paint as your “happy” paint. You are the brush that dips into your happy paint and begin to make happy strokes within your current life canvas. The fun part is you get to choose the colors, the content and the direction in which to manifest your dream canvas. It’s ok if you make a few mistakes along the way, that’s how you know you are on the right path to your dream. The magic behind all of this is based on movement. Movement accelerates into steps, steps into leaps and leaps into accomplishments. Remember the things that happen to you do not define who you are. In short, you may feel like a victim but you can be the victor from the situation, as every episode in life has a meaning, in most cases it determines what you don’t want, so you can crystallize what you do want. What we learn from our past evolves us into our future. So are you moving toward your dream?

On the news today I listened to an inspiring story about a supposed washed up golfer who for nearly twenty years was following his passion to be a professional golfer. He started at age 25 and won the Scottish open at age 30, but on the PGA tour he had not won a tournament of the 334 PGA starts. He was out there everyday, pushing himself to be the pro he knew he could be. In the meantime, he was working side jobs to help support his wife and 2 kids and was unable to buy health insurance for his family.  At age 52, he finally decided it was time to give up his dream  and move on. Upon his dismay, all his buddies got together and supported him for one year to follow his dream, they knew he had it in him.  He was given a second chance to pick up the sport again, except this time around he realized he had to do something different  to make his dream a reality. He practiced new mind exercise everyday, hired a new swing coach, got a sports psychologist and changed his exercise routine. He said, ‘ it’s better to be decisive than right.” His attitude of perseverance and strong belief in self  won him the prestigious senior PGA championship. For twenty years Michael Allen went from “Michael Who?” to living his life calling as a big money maker in his dream of playing golf for the first time in his life.

More and more people I am meeting seem to be sharing the birth of their inner passion and taking leaps of faith, everyday. Just yesterday I met with two gorgeous ladies, both have made huge leaps of faith and are happier and more excited about life doing what they love. There is no reason why you can’t do the same? Yes, we all have to make a living, no doubt, and you will as the process is not as difficult as you think. Let’s take a look at how you can make your dream a reality and be the architect of your destiny.

1. Don’t quit your day job yet, work at it but start your passion on the side or weekends, it may take a bit longer but it will be worth it!

2. When you begin your passion, your mind and actions will expand, pretty soon you will be doing your passion!

3. Birth your idea, in some way or form, this could be a book, a workshop, a blog , partnering with an entity , all of these facets are areas that will begin the launch of your dream.

4. Everything you have learned up to this point has prepared you, even if you think your not ready, just start. There is a learning curve in anything new, but once your learning your growing and this is part of living the dream.

5. The fear that is in your way is just a mirror of our own self- doubt. Fear is like worry, a waste of time. Stop entertaining your  power on fear and start using your  power by taking a cup of courage and having a little fun dabbling in your dream and painting with your happy paint.

The sooner you start taking leaps of faith, the better you will feel. When you feel good, good things happen! When you think positively, positive things occur. Sometimes, you just have to let it all go, get messy and have some fun with your passion. So, get busy living, life is too short not to and seek a little help from your friends!

Tell us how you started your passion and how it’s going, we want to spread the happiness stroke on the world canvas? Don’t be shy.

If you need help becoming fearless, entertain those inner gems with the Become Fearless Quiz, it’s fun and will help you overcome your personality obstacles.

Become inspired and take a look at the clip about Michael Allen’s Life Calling 

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“America’s Happyologist” Jackie Ruka is a lifestyle expert and inspiration coach for women who founded the Get Happy Zone (www.gethappyzone.com) personal development organization. She is also the author of the soon-to-be-released book, “Get Happy and Create a Kick Butt Life, a Toolbox for Rapidly Activating the Life You Desire.” Contact Jackie and take her Become Fearless Quiz online at www.tinyurl.com/HappinessQuiz.

 

 

 

Jun
06
2012

 Becoming happier in your professional life is about your personal story, you know, the one that you believe in your head and perhaps share in a 30 second elevator speech, cocktail party or social event, your about me bio. Nowadays, your hook is not enough, it’s all in your story which resonates and captures people’s attention. So perhaps it’s time to change your story?

Simply put, you can begin to lead a happier life by changing your story of the old YOU, transformed into the new you through the process of  self reflection. Discovering your relationship to your story may need refreshing through an awareness of organizing your inner story. It is our external or outer story which communicates a verbal existence of your inner experience. Oral storytelling is how we link to others, especially when shared in a practiced authentic cadence.

In todays world where past, present and future seem to have collided and the speed of change is faster than we can keep up with, it will take more than a minute to determine what no longer serves you. A more mindful and meaningful approach to self reflection are questions such as; What can I do to improve my well being ? How can I  improve the way I present myself to the world? What do I need to do differently in order to make this happen?  What have I learned ? And do I believe it enough that my passion exudes and attracts a feeling of; inspiration, relief, or laughter within myself and others ?

We are all constantly sharing or telling stories, look at Facebook for example. Posts and snippets about moments in time that capture a feeling, a visual , an event from a bigger story. So many stories floating around about different people and places at points of time  in life. It’s not that we don’t know how to construct a story , it’s a matter of how to convey a believable story that captures you and  your essence qualities. A good place to start that Brendon Burchard, Author of Milllionaire Messenger, shares is here:

X + Y = Z

I teach X (topic) to Y (audience) so they can Z (benefit), or you can use a metaphor for example I might describe myself as the Queen of Self Reinvention , you may be the Martha Stewart of Marketing etc.,  you get my point. Position yourself for accelerated growth  by aligning your About ME: your personal strengths, personality and talents with your mojo.  If you are serious about changing your story, I suggest reading Michael Margolis’ blog GetStoried.com .

Life Enhancement Tip : To move forward and beyond where you are now you must be willing to ELEVATE and go beyond where you have been. Write a paragraph that describes you, but write it in such a way where there is no ego involved, write it as a story that comes from the heart not the head. Step back and think of what gripped you at a time that created a  change in you and  your truth, this is a story to tell and share in your Bio, About ME or presentation to share with your audience.  Exercise flow writing, this is what rises in your mind, tap in , write out the space of awareness and then stop. Begin again til you have a few vignettes. Circle the themes. You flow into the influence of what makes you unique.

Quote: “It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.” Tony Robbins

Jackie Ruka is an author, artist, therapist and lifestyle expert who started Get Happy Zone, a personal development organization dedicated to launching your unique happiness campaign through her training classes and upcoming book “Get Happy and Create a Kick Butt Life, a Toolbox for Rapidly Activating the Life You Desire.” Go here, www.gethappyzone.com, to read Jackie’s blog. To receive the free Report; Surprising News about Happiness that Successful People Practice  please opt – in here.

May
05
2012

You and only you determine how you travel on your life path alone. There are several ways to become unstuck and affirm your life ‘s path today !

To unlock  a feeling of being stuck , you can start by asking yourself, what you affirm about yourself today? What does it mean to affirm? To validate, confirm, state positively. Most of us look back with grim feelings of a hazy year. This is energy; energy changes like the ebb and flow of our bodies. However, by affirming what you know in your heart that is good, pure, healthy and gratuitous, you can move forward in knowing your life affirmation as positive in nature. When you rekindle your light, you shine much brighter and see your life’s path more clearly.

It’s not where you have been, but where you are going that counts. The challenges of the past are old energy, feelings of yesterday. When you allow old feelings of yesterday to interfere in your today, you become stuck. Yes, healing takes time. However, rejection is redirection. Change or tweak your life plan if the original is not working. Easier said than done, you might be thinking. My response: simplify, simplify, simplify. Many of us get ahead of ourselves. Here are a few exercises in which to affirm or re- affirm your magnificence.

Solitude — Did you know the original songs written by Neil Diamond were written in complete solitude? At a time when he had no money or home,  just a guitar and himself. He rented a one room flat and locked himself away from distractions. The greatest American classic tunes such as “Cherry, Cherry,” “Solitary Man” and “Sweet Caroline” were created and born from within silence of the mind and opening of the heart. Reset your thoughts by opening your heart. Try this 10 minutes or more everyday, in solitude.

Create a personal mantra — If you are stuck or unsure how to move forward from where you are, choose a few inspiring words that you aspire toward as your inner therapeutic tool . This can be words such as, “Miracles Happen for me, NOW!” A new mantra attracts good energy and activates a surge of positive change in thought and action. The act of a mantra also interrupts negative thoughts and worry, in addition it un- invites those toxic people in your life who are consuming your thoughts.

Your written word — Most if not all business professionals succeed based on a plan. Hence, the business plan . A simple format is to write out your mission, place 3  action steps,  a strategy and goals by which you calculate to succeed. Your written word is a concrete declaration and commitment to yourself. A 30- or 60- or 90-day plan is useful for changing and tweaking your plan as you proceed. The affirmation process throughout the year can be accomplished much the same way, why not?

Feeling — Many of us are afraid to feel our feelings. Yet it is our feelings that allow us to dig deep and embrace our pain. When you embrace pain, you slowly break down those walls you have been keeping up. Walls are not answers — they are excuses. So much energy is involved in maintaining walls. Your hurt leads to answers, but one cannot comprehend what those answers are when your walls have you closed off to people, opportunities and your true potential (higher self). Define the root of your pain and you have reached gold. Chances are your pain is linked to an old belief system that you may be in denial of. Your choice is to become awakened. It’s a transform or die world we are living in today. We are all here to help each other and you are not alone on your path. Transformation is part of the reinvention process, where you can become what you desire and aspire.

Believing — To achieve, you must believe. Belief in self is essential to accomplishing your dreams. Start with your personal mantra and “OM” it to your heart’s content. If you choose to look outward, choose a positive mentor who can validate your strengths, offer guidance and assist you with breaking old thinking patterns.

Make Your Moments Count — Organize your time and make your moments count. Time often escapes us with day-to-day minutia. This is not who we are. This is who we have become. Become what counts in your life!

Declare your affirmation — With a lipstick or washable marker, write out what you declare on your bathroom mirror. You will be amazed how looking at your affirmation everyday will create a new belief system. What I affirm and declare in my life today is that, “I am good, I attract good and I live an exceptional life!” What do you affirm in your life today?

Weekly Quote: “You are the power in your world! You get to have whatever you choose to think!” Louise Hay

If you are stuck and feeling uninspired Get Happy Zone is where we want to help you flesh out your desires and embark on a more positive course! Should you or your business require inspiration please inquire and receive a  free Discovery session.

“America’s Happyologist” Jackie Ruka is a lifestyle expert who founded the Get Happy Zone (www.gethappyzone.com) personal development organization. She is also the author of the soon-to-be-released book, “Get Happy and Create a Kick Butt Life, a Toolbox for Rapidly Activating the Life You Desire.” Contact Jackie and take her Become Fearless Quiz online at www.tinyurl.com/HappinessQuiz.

Oct
10
2011

So what is the creative key to global change? In a nutshell it exists within self. Often  people equate creativity to art, fashion, film or writing when in fact creativity encompasses so much more than artistic categories. Think back to when you experienced your first desire to express yourself , what did that feel like for you ? Was it liberating, did your brain spontaneously play and ramble in a manner that felt like freedom? This particular brain buzz is , namely , your creative groove. An inspiring set of moments where your brilliance is on fire. There is no stopping you when you are in your zone. I love this feeling ! One of the reasons why I named my company Get Happy Zone.

In all actuality, we are born with a creative chip whether you exercise this chip or not is where your creative muscle flourishes or dissipates over time. The creative side of our brains represents, fresh ideas and connecting them to new forms or concepts. Innovation is carrying out these creative ideas via a strategic manner. So what does that have to do with global change ?

Today’s companies and leaders recognize the transformation age we are in (creative, empathetic age). Companies will not be able to thrive based on former armchair management but rather the use of the whole brain , with fluidity, speed and innovation as the success ingredients required to strive for competitive edge. In other words,  to be the leader of the pack and stand out amongst your competition, your service or product looks and/or feels intuitive, which is why Apple is so successful.

Now is no time to be shy about flexing your creative muscle. The time is now ! Break out your Crayola’s, camera, sketch book or that old recipe of yours and start celebrating your expressive side . Your creative ideas are an answer to a CEO, business leader or communities need for a solution . By linking your creative ideas to the needs of  global change ,we can begin to operate in a whole and organic manner. This is why collaboration will be so important as we move forward for healing and thriving, together.

My upcoming book, Get Happy and Create a Kick Butt Life! A Creative toolbox for the Life You Desire, shares insight for what I term as “linking”. In this Chapter you can expect to utilize your uniqueness and begin to activate your linking skills to the needs currently percolating in the hallways of world entities. It is my belief that the answer to recovering from a depression is to recognize the opportunities. In so doing, we can graduate from victim hood and take on new roles by defining your higher self . As your higher self is your heart exercising your authentic power.

Jackie Ruka is an Author, Artist, Therapist and Inspiration Coach who started Get Happy Zone, a personal growth organization dedicated to launching your personal happiness campaign through her training classes and upcoming book Get Happy and Create a Kick Butt Life, a Creative toolbox for the Life You Desire. To learn more about Jackie’s technique please go to http://www.gethappyzone.com

Jul
07
2011

Do you remember the Gumby doll? You could stretch, shape and change him into all types of contortions. My sister and I would try to stretch him as far as we could across the TV room; I had the legs and she had the arms. Gumby had no idea if he was coming or going. Perhaps you are in a situation where you are feeling manipulated and burnt out with little direction in knowing where to turn.  Looking outside of yourself seems difficult when all you can do is focus on the negative. Gaining clarity is key to moving forward in your life, however the clarity or clearing process can take some time. Often it is the breakdowns that fire up a breakthrough.

It is easy to lose confidence in yourself with not believing in your talents or strengths in times of change or crisis. Losing a job, a client or faith in what your currently doing can feel like betrayal. Yet, nothing could be further from this  type of perception. The Universe is nudging you toward growth and an opportunity is knocking , but you may be too busy figuring out the chaos you find yourself in the middle of. The sooner you process change the sooner you can have gratitude for what you have. Soon you will begin to see the windows of opportunity opening for you. In the book The Passion Test, the premise is to determine your top 5 passions . When you set an intention, place action and put forth a knowing attitude you begin a new process with unraveling your purpose and dream. This is an important exercise to embark upon and the beginning of a very important and perhaps a life altering process for you. However, this is just the beginning.

As the queen of self reinvention, I have been through the transformation process and am familiar with sabotaging to my old patterns as well, predominantly out of fear. Once you  truly have faced a place where you are absolutely sick of the place you are in, ready to forgo your fears  and  go beyond setting a new intention ,than my new book will show you how to ignite a happiness campaign customized for you. Part of this process is  determining your greatest strengths and creatively activating your strengths to move your intention further along. Redefine Your Success Exercise: To do this right the first time you first must :write down all of your greatest strengths, hobbies and skills. Circle only 3 from your list that excite you . The 3 you circled represent your passions. Second, underline which of these you have been financially compensated for. The underlined skill, hobbies and strengths are your hidden passions that you can expound upon toward initiating further growth toward crystallizing your purpose. Upon completion of your list you may find the primary strengths you circled represent one of 3 leadership traits that you primarily operate from within the Universe  : the Leader/Trendsetter, the Universal Connector and the Stealth Strategist. You no longer need to be in Gumby’s position any longer, once you determine your motivating makeup.  To learn more about how you operate in the Universe and where you can capitalize upon your purpose , sign in to my author page to receive news and bonuses on my upcoming book: Imagine Your Greatest Good, A Practical Guide to Popping your Power on the Planet. http://www.gethappyzone.com/book

Jackie Ruka is an Author, Artist, Therapist and Inspiration Coach who started Get Happy Zone, a unique organization dedicated to launching your personal happiness campaign through her training classes and upcoming book Imagine Your Greatest Good,  a Practical Guide for Popping Your Power on the Planet. To learn more about Get Happy Zone and Jackie’s technique please go to http://www.gethappyzone.com/about

Quote: Only You define your own worth. Jackie Ruka

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