Authentic Life RAZ Relations Signature Design 2011 The Kaleidoscope Focus A Course On Happiness
Welcome to the Adventure Welcome to the Adventure Focused Fridays Change your THOUGHTS and ACTIONS to Change your LIFE! April 8, 2011 Happiness Course: The Kaleidoscope Focus April 15, 2011 Relationship Course: Frontier Love April 22, 2001 Well-Being Course: Energy of Enlightenment April 29, 2011 Personal Strategic Planning Course: Vision of the Voyage
Introduction Basic Happiness Step 1: Know thy self. (needs, feelings, moods, and desires) Step 2: Plan for your dreams to come true. (plan with no boundaries, infinite flexibility & a knowing that the dreams may change) Step 3: Own and balance your environment, including the people who enter. (limit the time lower energy draining people surround you) Step 4: Repeat all steps until you feel joy.
Authentic Life The Kaleidoscope Focus Change is embedded in the very essence of life. Allow your eyes to release the prison of the past and enjoy the inner prism of your own light today- RAZ
–Module 1: Kaleidoscope View T he Power of Perception –Module 2: Happiness Formula Exponential Possibilities –Module 3: Changing of the Guard Self Leadership & Longevity Why use the title Kaleidoscope Focus when discussing happiness??
The Kaleidoscope Focus A Course on Happiness As the motion of life can move the Kaleidoscope and symbolize the expression of play; so too is the ever-changing focus and design based on the instruments angle and articles of content.
Personal Perception Angle of Intake + Factual Reality + Past Beliefs Lets test you Perception ~ Tell me what you see in the next two slides. Module 1 Kaleidoscope View The POWER of Perception
Module 1 Kaleidoscope View The POWER of Perception Section A: Angles of Intake Section B: Facts and Reality Section C: Past Beliefs
Section A: Angles of Intake Where you stand … physically, mentally, emotionally, theoretically, and even historically can all play a part of your personal perception and effect your freedom of happiness in the moment of NOW.
Workbook Exercise Module 1 Section A : Angles of Intake Pull Your Memory File Out and Think Back to Last Week Use the scale of numbers from 10 thru 1. 10 is the very best being (Yes - I completely AGREE) 1 being (NO - I DO NOT Agree) 1.______ All through lifes experiences I have questioned the different angles of perception trying to understand all side with fairness void of prejudice. 2.______ I realize even at an accident scene stories unfold differently with more than one witness; therefore, angles are different in different eyes. 3.______ I agree that if I close one eye at this very moment, my view of reality changes and therefore physical angles are important to understand and honor the differences in perception. 4.______ I consider the sources angle of position prior to interacting in conversation, actions, and/or solution strategies at all times. Look at your answers to the four questions above and add up the points as they relate to each question based on 10 being the BEST and YES you agree completely and 0 being the least or NO your dont agree at all. Total Estimated Points for Module 1 Section A: Angles of Intake _____
Section B: Facts and Reality People, places, things, and visions all play a part of perception. Knowing that every angel expresses an individual and uniquely different view is factual and can be used as a practical understanding in reality, as it relates to others.
Section B: Facts and Reality Reality is based on the Scientific Method of observation currently used by modern civilizations as it relates to the five senses. The Scientific Method continues to evolve as new discoveries are made in the observation tools available. Being open to new information is an absolute necessity for the evolution of happiness and the human race.
Workbook Exercise Module 1 Section B : Facts and Reality Pull Your Memory File Out and Think Back to Last Week Use the scale of numbers from 10 thru 1. 10 is the very best being (Yes - I completely AGREE) 1 being (NO - I DO NOT Agree) 1.______ I use the scientific study approach to all situations, ignoring word of mouth as fact. I am selective on the reliable sources of information I believe, including my own eyes. Total Estimated Points for Module 1 Section B: Facts and Reality _____
Section C: Past Beliefs Past experience is of great value if taken within the realm of dynamic awareness. As we all evolve in individual perception, a release of outdated ideas often have the most trouble dissolving to make room for newly gained knowledge.
Section C: Past Beliefs New paradigms of happiness rely on the ability to make educated decisions without outside influences. Taking control of your own 50K thoughts per day with discernment of emotions, feelings, and scientific observation.
Workbook Exercise Module 1 Section C : Past Beliefs Pull Your Memory File Out and Think Back to Last Week Use the scale of numbers from 10 thru 1. 10 is the very best being (Yes - I completely AGREE) 1 being (NO - I DO NOT Agree) 1.______ My parents taught me to be kind to all people and all walks of life. I never heard them talk bad about another individual, or even make excuses for bad behavior, other than to tell us there must be more to the story then we will ever know. 2.______ As much as I was taught to be understanding of all people, I was also taught to take up for what I believed to be right and help others if they were being ridiculed or treated unfairly. 3.______ Throughout my recent experiences, I treat every situation as if it is happening for the first time. Past memories have helped me move into this current moment but they do not rule my open mind of change. 4.______ Just because someone has made mistakes in the past I dont automatically assume they will make the mistake again today. 5.______ I have true beliefs that all people are doing the best they can and no one is out to get me. Total Estimated Points for Past Beliefs _____
The Three Parts to Personal Perception Angle of Intake + Factual Reality + Past Beliefs (40%) (10%) (50%) _________ + ___________ + _________ Section A Section B Section C Percent estimations vary based on awareness. Good News! You have the power to change your formula of perception to better suite your expectations of happiness! Module 1: Kaleidoscope View
Finding YOUR Center Consider Perception as it relates to… Values Intellectual Design Personal Trust Inner Awareness Boundaries of being Center of Self Personal Power
5 Minute Break Time Module 1 Reflections Perception of influence Process of Change Finding Your Center –Values –Intellectual Design –Personal Trust –Inner Awareness –Center of Self –Personal Power
Module 2 The Happiness Formula Exponential Possibilities Happiness is a dynamic process of finding your center of self as it relates to the experience of reality around you. If you can understand your own awareness with the open-mindedness to explore adventure, then happiness becomes a natural state of being that is reachable in any situation.
Module 2 The Happiness Formula V + L + S = Happiness Section A: Voluntary Actions Section B: Living Conditions Section C: Set Point (Brain Patterns)
Voluntary Actions + Living Conditions + Set Point = Happiness 50% + 10% + 40% = 100% Module 2 The Happiness Formula
Let us estimate the individual simplistic values for each term in the happiness formula. V + L + S = H Module 2 The Happiness Formula
My Voluntary Actions are in line with my personal strategic long term goals… –(50) every moment of everyday… –(40) most every moment of everyday… –(30) some moments of everyday… –(20) few moments of everyday… – (10) no moments of everyday… (pick one answer and write the number down) Workbook Exercise Module 2 Section A : Voluntary Actions
Workbook Exercise Module 2 Section B : Living Conditions My Living Conditions are… »(10) perfect! I have all I desire. »(8) good I have most all that I desire »(6) ok I have some of what I desire »(4) not good. Not what I desire »(2) bad not at all what I desired (pick one answer and write the number down)
Workbook Exercise Module 2 Section C : Set Point First pick the word you use often…. Problems or Challenges I find negative situations in life to be… (40) Challenges with opportunities to invent positive solutions. (20) Challenges and stepping stones. Some good and some not. _____________________________________________________ (-20) Problems and blockades that limit growth. (-40) Problems with serious set backs impossible to overcome. (pick one answer and write the number down)
Module 2 Formula Review Voluntary Action + Living Conditions + Set Point = Happiness ____ + ____ + ____ = ____ What part of this formula can change your happiness the fastest??
5 Minute Break Time Module 2 Reflections How will you direct your 50,000 thoughts? How will a personal strategic plan help your happiness today?
Module 3 Changing of the Guard Self Leadership and Longevity Self Leadership and Longevity Change A: Daily Adventure Change B: Center of Being Change C: Interactions If you wish for a different outcome you must change the input! Doing the same thing and expecting different results is insanity, as Einstein once confessed. You are not insane and have the present moment power to change, so….. Step into your desired future by changing your current steps of today! – RAZ
Self Leadership and Longevity Self leadership and longevity can use the power of perception (module 1) and exponential possibilities (module 2) to expand your life voyage for extraordinary Adventure! Proceed with a plan that is flexible in spirit and dynamic in the nature of Soul. 33% Daily Adventure + 33% Center of Being + 33% Interaction = Change Module 3 Changing of the Guard
Use the four Steps Morning Affirmations. 1.Set your thought before they set you. Morning Affirmations. Feel the day and adjust. 2.Allow you body to present direction and clues. Feel the day and adjust. Spent time alone to unfold desire. 3.Keep a balance and center around soul. Spent time alone to unfold desire. Release the past day, week, and all. 4.End the day with processed experience. Release the past day, week, and all. Change A: Daily Adventure.
Use the three Steps 1.Explore future desires and dreams with visualization not logical details. 2.Once a day find time to spend on an activity in a natural state of joy. 3.Process and release all of the day, and the past, before going to sleep. Change B : Center of Being
Use the three Steps 1.Question Your Surroundings: work, play, friends, and even family. 2.Spend some time helping others. Stay within your boundaries of self. 3.Reaching out to expand your exploration is a good idea. Caution and discernment must also be used with discretion. Change C : Interactions
Daily Adventure + Center of being + Interactions = Change ____ + ____ + ____ = ____ What part of this formula can bring the most peace? Module 3 Formula Review
Additional References: Measurements Dr. Martin Seligman - University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center Questionnaires for measurements. Use the PANAS Questionnaire for Set Point and combine the positive score and negative score for the value. Use the Approaches to Happiness Questionnaire average of the three measured results for the Voluntary Action. The take the average and move the decimal over by one place to the right. http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/Default.aspx
Additional Reference: Books Dr. Deepak Chopra, The Ultimate Happiness Prescription, Harmony Books, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-307-58971-2 Tom Rath and Jim Harter, Well Being", Gallup Press. 2010. ISBN: 978-1-59562-040-8 Ed Diener and Robert Biswas-Diener, Happiness", Blackwell Publishing. 2008. ISBN: 978-1-4051-4661-6