A part of knowing who you are is knowing your triggers. Triggers can cause us to recall a traumatic experience or event. In order to remain calm, its important to know and have a plan for managing triggers before they arise.

A part of knowing who you are is knowing your triggers. Triggers can be brought on by past experiences (e.g., a reminder of past anxieties or traumas), challenged beliefs or they may be brought on by something that is inconsistent with your values. Slowing down to reflect, instead of acting on emotional requires time and effort. And it gives you peace of mind.

To identify your triggers

Here are some keys to help you reflect on your triggers, before you are triggered.

  1. Determine what happened. Reflect. Determine what caused your trigger. 
  2. What did you sense? What did you feel, observe, or communicate?   What were your emotions? Where did you feel the emotion in your body? Notice what you said to yourself and others. Were there key phrases?
  3. What is your story? Why did this cause an emotional/physical reaction?
  4. What can be done differently? Create a strategy to help eliminate or limit the trigger. Determine what you can do differently? Is there a new direction to take?

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People are living in a state of transition.  Things are changing and they are changing rapidly.  Within the past few years, people have been challenged by changes in how we work and communicate with each other, personal and political values, family and cultural dynamics and more. How can we react wisely to change?

Research has shown that people who can interpret their actions, feelings and thoughts are better communicators and they make better decisions.

When coping with change and interacting with others, it is important to know and act on our highest power and our highest potential. This can simply be done through introspection and self-discovery: Discovering and re-discovering your best state by raising our personal power in a rapidly changing world. Self Discovery is having a clear understanding of yourself and your individual journey. Here are some questions to ask yourself in your quest to gain a clear understanding of your SELF.

By going through a process of self-discovery and awareness, you will feel empowered to live life to your highest potential by positioning yourself on a path to see, be, and surround yourself with the loving energies that exist in the universe.  It helps you become committed to enduring life with patience, while enjoying the good and the chronicles of life.

Going through the process of self-discovery is for people of all ages – as we continue to grow, learn and change. I challenge you to take time to identify and clarify your strengths, areas of growth and true passions, on a regular basis. Learn and relearn things about yourself as you continue to grow and develop.

Once you clarify who you are and your aims, take specific action to improve in an area, get better at something, or simply activate your true purpose.

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Are you back at work and stress already? Are you having time focusing? This video discusses three strategies that will help you relax and stay calm on a regular basis: deep breathing, mindfulness and gratitude.

Creating SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely) goals and following through is the cornerstone of your success.

Brian Tracy

Have you thought about what you want to accomplish in 2023? Changes you want to make in how you feel or what you do? Are you stuck and haven’t started creating your goals for 2023?

Planning out your specific goals and following through is key to your success and reaching your desired goals. When people don’t plan or take action, goals do not get accomplished, and they often go by the waist side.

Successful people have and follow through on specific goals. Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation. Setting goals enables you to organize your time and your resources so you can achieve what you truly desire in life.

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Experiences that have occurred within a persons life lead to perceptions of how they view themselves and the world and how they communicate with others. This can impact a leaders effectiveness.

If a leader has created unhealthy beliefs, it can limit their effectiveness. Here are some examples of the impact of maintaining unhealthy beliefs.

Often times, its important to get to the root of the problem to change unhealthy behaviors, attitudes and assumptions. We can do this by first examining our Beliefs. Beliefs are a subset of feelings (or one strong feeling) that can lead someone to form how they view themselves and the world.

This information is categorized, and people form beliefs about it.  Your beliefs impact the way you view things, create assumptions, and put yourself in situations.  It impacts your relationships, how you communicate with others, and your effectiveness in leading yourself and others.

Beliefs lead to forming intentionsIntention is a feeling of what you want to experience and leads to behavior.  For example, If one of your core beliefs is a feeling of powerlessness, you can attract people and situations that perpetuate this belief through your sub-conscious mind.

Take time to think about your healthy and unhealthy beliefs. What beliefs are leading you to success? What are your beliefs that limit your success or activate your triggers?

Learn more about our workbook, Discover Yourself, to help you limit unhealthy beliefs and manage your triggers.

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You are not a tree! Zig Ziglar

Focus on Self-Development, Not Self-Fulfillment: “Self-fulfillment means doing what I enjoy most and will receive the most strokes for doing, while self-development means doing what I am talented and uniquely fit to do, and that becomes my responsibility.” By focusing on self-development, we ultimately show that growing ourselves allows us to grow others. Regardless of our situation, we can always grow ourselves. Take advantage of every opportunity for self-development. John Maxwell

Celebrating your own success can be very rewarding. Take time to reflect and think about the progress you have made, even if it’s very small. Write down, reflect and celebrate your small accomplishments and milestones often!


Change is a process that takes time and patience. So, during this process, be kind and gentle to yourself. Focusing your thoughts on what you don’t want keeps you in a state of lack and limitations. However, by focusing on what you desire can lead you to greater success.  Dr. Jessica Blalock, Ph.D. Discovery: Raise Your Personal Power in a Changing World



We’ve been in the mountain of war. We’ve been in the mountain of violence. We’ve been in the mountain of hatred long enough. It is necessary to move on now, but only by moving out of this mountain can we move to the promised land of justice and brotherhood and the Kingdom of God. It all boils down to the fact that we must never allow ourselves to become satisfied with unattained goals. We must always maintain a kind of divine discontent.” Martin Luther King, Sermon at Temple Israel of Hollywood in June 1965

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