Four straightforward steps to success by Jim Rohn
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Four straightforward steps to success by Jim Rohn

Below are four simple steps from the late Jim Rohn, who was an entrepreneur and motivation speaker. I thought these would be especially helpful to highly sensitive people, as we can always use more inspiration to help us succeed. Also, these thoughtful tips leverage things most of us are already good at, such as information gathering, planning, problem solving, and perserverance.

1. Collect good ideas. My mentor taught me to keep a journal when I was 25 years old. It’s the best collecting place for all of the ideas and information that comes your way. And that inspiration will be passed on to my children and my grandchildren. (more…)

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Some Thoughts About Choosing a Career For a Highly Sensitive Person

It seems that career choice, career change, either forced or self-imposed, is a very timely topic. Here are some important questions to consider. Can you incorporate your passion into your work life? Would you like to pursue another line of work? Are you burnt out or are you bored? Would you like to start your own business?

Here are some career thoughts to think about. They include:

* If you’re unemployed, work through anxiety by seeking professional help. Put some joy in your life, rather than turning your situation into a catastrophe. Accept your circumstance, and work with it the best way you can. (more…)

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Wise advice from Suzanne Falter-Barns

Here’s some wise advice for highly sensitive people from a lecture that I attended in February 9, 2000 from Suzanne Falter-Barns, the author of How Much Joy Can You Stand?

* A quote from Vasari… “Talent and effort go together or if they do not, the talent will be wasted.”

* There’s no such day as some day.

* Pursuing a dream can be easier than thinking about it.

* How much commitment do you have to your dream?

* How can you re-arrange your life to follow your dream?

* Surrender and trust your dream.

* Use your intuition to guide you where you need to go.

* Effort doesn’t have to be a struggle. (more…)

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Cliff Harwin’s Interview With Grace Kerina
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Cliff Harwin’s Interview With Grace Kerina

Here’s an interview that I had done with Grace Kerina in 2009:

I would imagine that working in the pest control industry would be difficult for a highly sensitive person for a variety of reasons, such as being around pesticides and killing insects and rodents. Is it? If so, how do you manage?

I’ve been in the pest control industry for over thirty years. I first became involved with the industry when I started working in my father’s business. I eventually started my own company and have been self-employed for twenty-nine years. I didn’t have a great desire to start my own business, but I realized that it was the best way for me to “survive” and sustain myself. I didn’t know that I was a HSP at the time, but my instincts told me I needed to be in a situation where I could control my work environment at my own pace. I would strongly suggest to your readers that they might be happier and more productive in their own business or in a position where they have a lot of independence.

My pest control work involves taking care of insect and rodent problems in homes and businesses. I truly feel that I’m in a helping profession. We HSPs are very helpful people! I help people by protecting them from the diseases that some insects and rodents can cause and also by protecting their properties from damage. The first thing I do is make recommendations for preventing pest problems, such as making repairs or checking for infested food products. I don’t indiscriminately use pesticides or rodenticides. I’m certified by the State of New Jersey and only use products that are approved by The Environmental Protection Agency. I see myself as an environmentalist. (more…)

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