Accessing The Power Within…

What If…

Who you’re angry with is not out there,

There is no one to blame (including you),

Everything outside of you is a reflection of you,

Your eyes can only see what my brain knows,

There really is No Out There…Out There.

What would you do? What would you see?

How would you deal with difficult relationships and challenging situations?

What new possibilities could you create for your life?

Click on the player below and listen as we engage in a powerful interview with Llenar Bragg – Founder of No-Out-There.com and Creator of the No-Out-There Workshop.

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Taking Charge of Your Positive Direction

Have you ever wondered how does what we say today impact our lives tomorrow?

Our choice of words can move us in a direction toward or away from effective personal and professional relationships and we are in charge of that choice. Positive direction means that the words we speak steer us toward the successes or outcomes that we want or need with others.

In this book, after years of developing programs and processes of CONSISTENT POSITIVE DIRECTIONTM, J. Bert Freeman identifies the impact of choosing positive direction and shows us skills and approaches that we can use right away to build those important relationships.

Taking Charge of Your Positive Direction by J. Bert Freeman

Book Synopsis

Taking Charge of Your Positive DirectionCONSISTENT POSITIVE DIRECTION is described as speaking, writing, learning and impacting reality toward the goals, achievements, results, accomplishments or outcomes that really matter. These skills and approaches came from years of learning, developing and teaching ways to interact successfully with others, when what we have to say really matters.

Chapters 1 and 2 of this book provides you with the know-how to use the sentence to sentence skills of CONSISTENT POSITIVE DIRECTION, called Verbal POSITIVE APPROACHTM. You will see how the choice of words that we speak can either keep us away from or move us closer to where we need to be.

The skills of Verbal POSITIVE APPROACH help us stay consistent in talking toward the goals, achievements, results, accomplishments or outcomes that we want/need for our lives and the lives of others.

Subsequent chapters show that the power in using these skills goes beyond adjusting words and sentences; it reaches to the depths of human interaction.

For example, Chapter 3, “Above the Clouds – The Positive Directions of Your Attitude”, coaches you on how to express any attitude in a positive direction, whatever your feelings. You learn how your abilities for respect, listening and learning have a powerful impact on taking your attitude above the clouds.

Chapter 6, “The Essentials for Interaction”, consists of approaches you can use to move things forward and get things done. You will see how CONSISTENT POSITIVE DIRECTION connects to research that shows your abilities to influence future successes.

Chapter 8, “Whole Brain Positive Direction”, examines how to use differences and similarities in relationships and learning, based on our brain tendencies and thinking styles.

The titles of chapters 9, “The Power of ME” and 10, “How to be Tough Using Positive Direction Stuff”, speak for themselves and delve into managing expectation, effort, and esteem (chapter 9) and exercising endurance, persistence, insistence and consistency (chapter 10) all in a positive direction.

Among the skills and approaches that are expressed in this book, some are called Power Options. They are approaches for many of the verbal and written encounters that we have in our lives. Many of them connect to what you already know.

With the infusion of CONSISTENT POSITIVE DIRECTION, they are connected to human experiences, stories and observations. Hence, you will encounter a number of approaches that are titled with acronyms or phrases such as ‘Inside RAPPP’, ‘TOLL Free Openness’, ‘TALKEASE’, ‘LEAPS and REAPS’, ‘The Silent Mentor’, ‘EPIC Toughness’ and more.

There are over 165 Power Options. Those that are included in this book expand your readiness for forward movement, resolving differences, finding solutions, building relationships, and making change work more easily, all in a positive direction.

You will be able to use what you learn immediately, and become equipped for taking charge of your positive direction, now and for a lifetime.

Click on the player below to listen to his interview on our radio show!

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About The Author

J. Bert Freeman is the author of Taking Charge of Your Positive Direction (Trafford 2006). His quest is to help everyone expand their capacity to make positive direction a consistent part of their lives. He primarily focuses on organizational unity, leadership consistency and workplace diversity, as well as personal and professional relationships.

In the mid 1980’s, J. Bert Freeman created skills called Verbal POSITIVE APPROACHTM. As a result, he founded T.A.L.K. Associates in 1987. Since then, his work evolved into CONSISTENT POSITIVE DIRECTIONTM, yet a higher dimension of Human Interaction.

He is joined by a team of facilitators and experts, with years of experience in providing expert assistance for organizational unity and equity and leadership consistency. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Masters Degree in Human Relations from Golden Gate University.

While at the U.S. Naval Academy, he was an NCAA 1st Team All-American in fencing and the first African American to be selected as NCAA Fencer of the Year. In 1970, he was the first African American and the first fencer to receive the Naval Academy’s award for athletic excellence, given to one graduate each year (the 1965 recipient was Roger Staubach). In 1972, J. Bert Freeman was a U.S. National Champion and a member of the U.S. Olympic Fencing Team in Munich.

For more information, visit his website – http://www.PositiveDirection.net.

Falling Awake….Discovering Your Essential Self

In today’s fast times, we are all very busy getting things done.  For most of us, it all starts in the morning somewhere between 5am – 9am. We get up, brush our teeth, shower, put on our clothes, eat breakfast, get the kids ready for school, clean up, take out the trash and a variety of other things — then we are off to work.

We work all day long – writing proposals, answering questions, talking with clients, vendors & partners, interacting with our bosses, employees, co-workers and peers, putting out fires, staring fires ( smile 🙂 ) and so on and so on and so on…then we return home to cook/eat, feed the kids, work on homework, more cleaning, talk with our special someone, try to relax a little and go to sleep.

The next day it starts all over again….

So, how do you create a life filled with joy and ease? How do you get to the point where you are excited and looking forward to each new day?

You first have to determine what you want. I mean, really, really want for yourself and your life. Most of us are on automatic pilot. Just living from day-to-day, week-to-week and year-to-year with a few new adventures in our lives. Most of us never really stop to ask ourselves what do we want?

Since, we don’t usually ask ourselves this question, I’m going to ask you now…What do you want? I know that you are probably saying to yourself, what do you mean, what do I want? I want a lot of things you may say.

Then I would say, like what? Like I want to live in a big house or travel the world or visit my family more often or grow my business. Then I would ask you, what would it be like to live in a big house or travel the world or visit your family more often or grow your business?

You would actually begin to explore the real possibility of having what you really want and start taking actions consistant with what you want. Now, I know that it seems to be much easier said than done. It may take some time and you may need some additional support from others that are committed to you having what you want.

On the radio show today, I interviewed Joyce Porter – a 72 year-young woman from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She begin sharing the whole process of “Falling Awake”. After a life time of counseling others, she woke up! She saids that she is more alive today than she ever was. During this process of examining what she really wanted, she discovered her essential purpose and was immediately propel into action.

I invite you to listen to the interview, I’m sure that it will make a difference for you. Simply click on the player below to start the playback.

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As a way of demonstrating the type of work that they do with people, she ask me to share with her what I wanted. So, I told here that I wanted to spend more time with my family – my wife and daughter, as well as, my parents, in-laws, nieces and newphews. In addition, I would like to travel world checking out the latest and greatess new technology and gadgets. Then somehow share it with others in a way that they can see new possibilities for themselves and their lives. The 3rd thing that I want is to lead or facilitate some type of workshop or seminar that transform people’s lives, communities and businesses.

As I began to listen to her repeat what I said, it started to become clearer to me how I could make it happen. I mean, how I could start making it happen now, instead of someday when I get it all together. Do you know what I mean – when I someday?

I started to see that someday could be today!

I also saw that I was already in the process of having what I want, just not at the level that I would really like.  I am now exploring a number of options to fund what I want for myself & my family. As a matter of fact, my wife and I are attending a workshop on creating multiple streams of income with real estate, stocks, tax liens and the internet. I’ll share more about that in another article.