Understanding Your Mind To Unlock Better Career Prospects

A rewarding career is one of the greatest things that anybody can achieve, and the benefits will extend to many other aspects of your life. In truth, there is a long list of variables that can impact your opportunities in the work arena. However, your mind is undeniably the most crucial factor of all. A deeper understanding of how it works can go a long way to maximizing your progress.

Take note of the five crucial elements below, and your future will look brighter than ever.


#1. Human Minds Want To Grow

The human brain is the most complex system imaginable, and we all have a deep-rooted obsession with self-growth and development. When we aren’t moving forward, our enthusiasm for life quickly fades away. As far as your career is concerned, developing new skills and taking on new challenges is crucial for continued satisfaction.

There are many different ways to tackle this issue. Microsoft Access classes allow you to take on more tasks including data analysis, and this type of insight can make you a more valuable employee. Meanwhile, communication forms the backbone of all business interactions, which is why many choose to learn a language. Either way, bettering yourself will inspire ongoing motivation. With the right mindset, new opportunities will surface far more frequently.

#2. The Mind Needs To Be Engaged

Everyone has a few wobbles during their careers, including days where it is difficult to find any sense of motivation. In truth, this is nothing to worry about as it might simply be a case of having other things on your mind. Unfortunately, falling into the trap of long-term procrastination shows that your heart and soul aren’t in the job. In turn, productivity and enjoyment will slide.

It’s not always possible to do our dream jobs. It’s not always possible to immediately quit a job that isn’t satisfying your needs. However, when your mind isn’t engaged with the work, it should be a clear sign that something needs to change. Even if the progress is slow, working towards a better long-term solution is vital for your sanity and general life happiness.


#3. Different People Excel In Different Areas

No two minds are identical, and we all work in slightly different ways. Even as school children, some people respond to visual learning while others prefer audio or verbal. Understanding how your brain retains information in the best way can unlock far greater results in the world of business too. On a similar note, developing ways to express yourself in a positive way can leave a better impression. This can extend to employers, colleagues and clients.

Even two members of the same team can have contrasting skills. While employers and team leaders do have a responsibility to get the best out of you, it’s vital to take control of your own destiny. Appreciating your weaknesses as well as your strengths enables the most rounded development. Aside from aiding your career, it can go a long way to boosting your personal life too.

#4. Individuals Need To Discover Their Vision Of Freedom

As well as appreciating the way in which your mind expands, you need to think about what it wants. Ultimately, some people are happy to work for someone else. The stability regarding schedules, workloads, salaries, and responsibilities can be a great thing. For many people, it’s the best way to maintain a good work-life balance too. Once you’ve clocked off from work, there’s no more worrying until tomorrow.

Then again, some people prefer to trade those benefits for the chance to be in control. Whether it’s as a freelancer or a business owner doesn’t matter. If this is what keeps the mind engaged and motivated, it’s something that is worth considering. While other life factors will influence the final decision, understanding the way your mind ticks can only be positive.


#5. Careers Aren’t The Only Thing On Your Mind

As already stated, a rewarding career is something to be cherished. Nonetheless, it’s far from being the only goal in life. Most people spend at least 40 hours of each week dedicated to work, which is far too long to be left feeling unhappy. Nonetheless, not everyone views their career as a major priority. Knowing where it sits on your list is key. Getting muddled up here will result in negative outcomes across several aspects of your life.

The way you view the world has a huge impact on the motivation levels, as well as your aims of what you want to get out of work. There is no one right or wrong answer. The only true solution is one that works for you.   


Sponsoring Jason Silva in Vancouver!


I started The Lion’s Life about 5 years ago and today, I have my own Life Coaching practice and in a position to be able to sponsor events such as Jason Silva’s: Hack Your Reality – right here at home, Vancouver B.C.

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When you love something with such passion and are dedicated to a vision of what you want out of life, never ever give up.  No really, don’t give up! Who knew I’d find myself in this position when I posted my first blog post back in 2012. Back then i never had much, all I had was a vision for what I wanted and passion for what I did. Which I realizes today,  they’re a powerful combination to have and they cost absolutely nothing.

The real cost occurs when you do give up, because over the last 5 years I had thought about it many times. When I took a shot and missed, or when I got a negative comment, and even when I thought I couldn’t power through the stress and struggle. Today’s celebrations have made me realize how crucial all of those moments were to the process.

Today I also launched my International coaching practice and as I was updating the my local site, I started to realize why all those entrepreneurs I look up to always say “do what you love.”

It wasn’t easy getting to this point, in fact it doesn’t feel any easier. However, when you manage pull in the tiniest piece of your dream into real life, the hunger to see this through grows and forces you to persevere, and see your aspirations through to the very end.

The dedication it takes to build the life you’ve always envisioned is like training for the olympics, and although I’m still preparing for my gold medal, I definitely feel like I’m on the right track with each victory along the way.

This blog right here is where it all began, and writing this post is helping me comprehend what I have manifested in my life. Scanning though the archives have really put things in perspective for me, especially now thinking ahead to the next 5 years.



The correlation between success and authenticity.

“It dawned on me that we can really class individuals by a level of authenticity, and that perhaps success and fulfillment correlates with where individuals fall on this spectrum of truth:

Two types of people

Read the full post here.


Why are you afraid?

Imitation = Fear

Imitation is an expression of fear, because we imitate to blend in, to be accepted by society, and for others to notice that we fit in and that we belong. We imitate because we’re afraid of being rejected should we ever reveal our truest selves.

Many of us, predominately in the West I feel, are searching for that sense of belonging from a very early age. Think about how a toddler behaves, they walk around confidently, wearing the rawest version of themselves. Forever curious, they’re always in search of answers. Although it may not last too long, toddlers are also very compassionate, incredibly loving and confidently expressive.

I think as conscious awareness develops, there comes a time when we become curious about ourselves and our place in this world, and I think it’s at this crucial point when fear of expression starts to develop. It’s like we spend most of our lives slowly breaking free from a cocoon and once free, we’re very quickly misguided.

As we develop some independence we turn to the world around us for guidance on this human experience. However, the world is still very much an unequal place and as we receive its messages, predominantly through mass media, the majority of us feel underrepresented. When we do not see ourselves being represented, we quickly learn to feel that this is a world in which we do not belong, so what do we do? We imitate.

We buy into popular trends, we follow false idols, and we mimic those who are presented as most-self-actualized. We often do this so blindly that it becomes normal, until the distance between who we really are and who we’ve presented ourselves to be is so wide, that we become afraid to face the truth, and/or unsure of it.

It develops an anxiety of sorts, an uncertainty about the future and thus the quest for happiness continues to be a trivial pursuit. We feed fear each time we deny ourselves the opportunity to be liberated.

What are you afraid of?

I suppose we can measure fear by how much of our lives we spend imitating others. The world accepting us for how well we imitate it, is not the world accepting us. We’re merely helping the powers at be, reinforce their egos. If we want to be represented then we must show the world who it is that needs representation. However, chances are we’re all one of a kind and when we accept this we probably won’t care for representation, because instead we’ll be seeking only inspiration.

Remember the key to fulfillment, in any aspect of life, is a strong and affirmed identity.

Be you. Be inspired. Be Inspiring.

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Work hard.

Just remember, when you reach a certain level of success you become a threat to those who never took you seriously before.

Probably because of the colour of your skin, or your gender, or perhaps a disability or orientation. Whatever is used to make you feel marginalized and dehumanized, keep working hard.

Because when you arrive at the member’s lounge and they still won’t let you in through the front door, you’ll need the strength of your integrity to kick in through the back. And when you step up to the platform make them aware that you have arrived, that you belong, and that you’re inviting all your friends.

So work hard.


The Personal Development Cycle


Learn all about The Personal Development Cycle, on my new blog here: vancitylifecoach.com/blog

“If 2016 has taught us anything, it’s that we can no longer sit and wait for positive change to come knocking on our doors, we actually have to invest the effort and energy to drive our lives forward, in the direction we want them to go. Fortunately, we can kick start positive change by investing time in personal development, and it doesn’t have to be a daunting task either, for personal development works as a cycle that functions in both directions, and we can start wherever we feel most comfortable”