GENERATING – ONE of sum 36 WORDS OF TRANSFORMATION LEARNED

From that, on Monday afternoon straight after the course, Reuben (aged 10) came to my door THRILLED to share his latest escapades at Brunswick Heads Public School, Northern New South Wales, (The current escapade is when he puts his Blue “Year of the Ox” World Peace by 2020 name badge on; see BadgeMeUp.com )

Extraordinary is what I can say about last weekend’s Wisdom Course Downunder” run by my favourite personal development company; Landmark Worldwide. Within the 24 hours (starting Friday afternoon and ending Sunday Evening) , one of my big takeaways until the next weekend on October 11,12,13 is making my INITIATIVE for my life as “BEING GENERATIVE”.

Reuben: “Charles I did it!”     

Charles: “What happened?”

Reuben: “I WORE THE BADGE again today and also the ‘bum bag’ (‘fanny pack’)

(The small bag is filled with 40 colourful laminated “beer mat” size “World Peace by 2020” fliers)

Reuben: “BUT THIS TIME, I didn’t make a song and dance about them.”

Reuben: “I just walked around all day. “

Reuben: “ and no one bullied me!”

Reuben: “Then kids would then come up to me and ask what was in the bag?”

Reuben: “I would take a deep breath ( turn, saying to myself “Bold and Brave”)

Reuben: “and say…….”

Reuben: “These are World Peace by 2020 badges, which colour do you want?

Reuben (PROUDLY): “I got rid of them all!”

MY INSIGHT:I saw from that moment that I had been “BEING GENERATIVE” with Reuben, BEFORE Monday and , as he was sharing, I observed that perhaps it was “THE LISTENING I PROVIDE “ which gives a clearing for GENERATIVE CONVERSATIONS that Produce and Create.

THAT SAID , I Enthusiastically Invite you to

PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE

as you read the following list of synonyms for the word,

GENERATE

to see whether you have a

KNOWING SMILE

for some of the ways to you can and have GENERATED YOURSELF:

  • cause,
  • give rise to,
  • lead to,
  • result in,
  • bring about,
  • bring into being,
  • create,
  • make,
  • produce,
  • initiate,
  • engender,
  • spawn,
  • sow the seeds of,
  • occasion,
  • effect,
  • originate,
  • bring to pass,
  • bring on,
  • precipitate,
  • prompt,
  • provoke,
  • kindle,
  • trigger,
  • spark off,
  • touch off,
  • stir up,
  • whip up,
  • induce,
  • inspire,
  • promote,
  • foster,
  • conjure

CHARLES: “Finally, consider “changes which are likely to generate controversy” so do share if anything has opened up for you, after reading this and know you will have GENERATED AN ANSWER if you answer this question! Thank you and WORLD PEACE BY 2020 to you and your family. Charles Crawshaw

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LISTENING FOR THE GOLD and what can be in the way!


LISTENING FOR THE GOLD and what can be in the way!

As a senior Landmark Worldwide graduate with over 10 years of personal development with them, I participated in their Communication Course; Access to Power and whoa, I really thought it was all about what one said, and the instructions needed to cause action, that made great communication. Sure and consider it is also the listening you provide that can impact the results you require. Huh?

Standing on the shoulders of what I learned on Day 1 of the Landmark Forum with my ‘already always listening’ of people,  where I saw one of my ‘filters’ I had with MY LISTENING was whether the person is LIKING WHAT I WAS SAYING. In other words, I was LISTENING FOR “whether I was being taken seriously or even if the person liked me!” Oh oh, if I was PAYING ATTENTION to MYSELF, there was fat chance I was listening to the other person at all?!! Oops and sorry!

I do remember being HORRIFIED to discover that whenever my dear Chinese mother would call me from Hong Kong, (when I was a young “twenty-something” living in London), the long-distance expensive call on the landline (the 1980s!) was hurried, and to the point. A dear Asian trait perhaps?!

Mum would ask: “How are you, have you paid the rent, have you paid your electricity, have you paid all your bills? Ok Bye!”

HOW I LISTENED to that was that MUM DIDN’T LOVE ME because if she did, she would have slowed down, taken interest in my girlfriend and even ask what jobs and projects I was up to etc??!!” I realised during the course that my mother REALLY CARED FOR ME, so she just wanted to make sure I never ended up living on the streets of London! Oops and yes, I called her and apologised for how I listened to her. More here:

ACCESS TO POWER

Moving on, once I had learned how I listened and continually notice if I had filters of how I was listening, I discovered a new world would open up. “Listen for the Gold (no filters here) and then use 4 words that will give access to power.

Consider making the following:

  • Promises
  • Requests
  • Declarations
  • Assertions

With all these up my sleeve now, I have found that by using them, I do indeed have an access to power, and hey the results that arise because of their frequent use has really impacted my life in oh so many way! Indeed perhaps all one needs to be POWERFUL is to be a person who HONOURS THEIR WORD.

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What Filters do you listen through, may I ask?

FLOWERS IN HER HAIR, FLOWERS EVERYWHERE!


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Lyrics for The Rain, The Park and Other Things
Then I knew (I knew… I knew… I knew… I knew) , she could make me happy (happy… happy) (She could make me very happy) Flowers in her hair (in her hair) Flowers everywhere (everywhere)
Acknowledgment As A Power : PASS IT ON!
Click this picture to play the song! PASS IT ON!

ACKNOWLEDGMENT AS A POWER : PASS IT ON!

ACKNOWLEDGMENT AS A POWER ; PASS IT ON!

How often do you say THANK YOU” How often do you go ‘out of your way’ to really acknowledge someone for making a BIG or SMALL DIFFERENCE in your LIFE? Is it often or rarely said? Good to notice, and hey, consider there is “NO RIGHT ANSWER“. However, you may discover the next time you open your mouth to PUBLICALLY ANNOUNCE (versus saying it ‘in your head’), your APPRECIATION of the person who has helped you in some way, that MIRACLES ARISE?!

Only last weekend, 10 – 11 August, this lady (who lives in India), moved mountains to get these pictures done! I assert my acknowledgments certainly encouraged her with some enthusiastic replies!

I invite you to JUMP RIGHT IN and give out some acknowledgments. After I did the Landmark Forum in 1993, I saw that I was fairly ‘ungenerous’ for letting my parents know how grateful I was for the life they had given me. I am so grateful I learned to acknowledge my father, (for something so special to me as a child) before Dad finally succumbed to cancer in 2005. He successfully survived three “chemos” and made a good eleven years before he finally let go.

THANK YOU

What I said was “Dad, I really wanna say thank you so much for choosing “The Trilogy of the Lord Of the Rings” to read to my brother and I,  as a bedtime story for all those many many months! I so remember looking forward to climbing into bed and waiting to hear the next episode for Frodo’s adventures. Dad, thank you for the time and patience you put into it each night. It really impacted my imagination in oh so many ways.” Bless my English father, after hearing these words simply and modestly replied: “ Son, that’s what every father does!” PASS IT ON!

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WHO WILL YOU ACKNOWLEDGE NOW, after reading this story above?

CELEBRATING A MOMENT: Smell Those Roses!

CLICHE: a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought. So when I hear or read “Smell the Roses”, this cliché speaks of a way of saying “Slow Down, Enjoy Life, Notice the Beauty Along the Way”. Maybe a better or a more original way of describing how one would celebrate a moment is through A VISION.

“Celebrating a moment” just happens to be this year’s THEME for the annual Ocean Shores Art Expo in the northern rivers of New South Wales, Australia. This art expo is special to me in many ways including; back in 2007, when I had recently moved to Ocean Shores (village of 4000 homes) from Sydney (city of 4.5 million), I chose to sponsor the expo, by being the MAJOR SPONSOR for the weekend event. Oceanshorestv.com was born!

I won ‘First Prize’ in the drawing category that year and I have entered 2 art pieces every year since, according to the theme. This year is no different and my 2 entries comprise of:

1. A collage of the ebb and flow of my online television experience.

2. A ‘drone’ shot of myself, running on my bouncing boots and flying a flag with a WORLD PEACE BY 2020 logo graffitied with ‘PASS IT ON & YOU’RE IT!”.

What most people don’t know about me is that I was stabbed when I was 18 and nearly lost my life. I, therefore, VALUE LIFE so the fact I have been standing PUBLICALLY for World Peace since the 15 September 1995 (My Ceasefire Project) and that I am able to run a flag that forwards and upgrades this conversation, is certainly a VISION I hold dearly.

For you as a reader, and in case you are no longer on the planet tomorrow,( take on life as being URGENT and see what gives??….) , what moment would you like to share that celebrates who you are today?!

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COMPLAINTS: COMMITTED or HOT AIR?

We have heard them all: I never have enough money, I never have enough time, my partner never listens to me and on we go. Are they valid? Why do we say them? Do they make a difference? Consider that there are two types: Committed and Hot Air!

One of the most powerful distinctions I learned on the FIRST DAY on my Landmark Forum back in October 1993 was the so called: Racket – a way of “doing” or “having” plus a persistent complaint. It is explained differently these days! In the inquiry, we were asked about common persistent complaints we had about ourselves, others and even life itself.

HOT AIR

We were then asked to look at each ‘racket’ from two points of view; The COST and the PAYOFF of these dogged grievances! Well I guess many people are unhappy when they don’t have enough money or time. For myself, I saw it stopped me, had me sad and I certainly wasn’t ‘lively’ when I shared this particular upset. Payoff, what do you mean? What do you get about having ‘not enough money’? Hmm…I get to be right! (Look at my bank account!) I get to justify my reasons for not having enough money! I get to dominate..don’t ask Charles, he never has enough money! Ewww!

Wow, so these continuous problems are really stopping me in having what I want! Ahah! So what do you do when you notice one of these re-occurring groans starts up again? Stop and notice…IS THE PAYOFF WORTH IT? Great question!

COMMITTED

But then, what about good complaints? Ones like “The World will never stop fighting, so that we have no more wars!” What do you do there? Aaah that’s where a COMMITTED COMPLAINT ARISES! Consider a committed complaint is only ever delivered to someone who can make a difference with the complaint. So in this case; sharing this issue with a country’s leader? Indeed all 195 countries’ leaders and hey, most of them are men…ahh another complaint..now don’t get me started??!! Best thing is to consider is that committed complaints can MAKE GREAT DIFFERENCES.

So the next time you indulge in a complaint, notice who you are sharing it with and if it isn’t someone who can’t make a difference with your protest, perhaps it is all HOT AIR! Now a great question to ask is what is YOUR BIGGEST COMPLAINT?

LEADERSHIP – Not Always From The Front

 Lao Tzu Leadership Quote
“Go to the people. Live with them. Learn from them. Love them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. But with the best leaders, When the work is done, The task accomplished, The people will say ‘We have done this ourselves.” ― Lao Tzu

How often do you think of leadership as a person who takes the lead by going first? Consider that there are other ways of demonstrating leadership that has the so-called ‘leader’ be in the ‘background’. What does it take? How does that work? Surely, in order to be a good leader, one needs to “lead by example”?

Ever since I was a young boy, and already noticing I was falling behind, (in terms of growing taller!), I developed a persona that confronted being a so-called ‘short-arse’. I realized that by being ‘popular’ was one way to divert my situation, so to speak.  Because I was fun-loving and had a pioneering spirit, I became skillful in organizing my friends to follow me, often resulting in happy memories, built for the future and a whole lot of fond reminiscing. By the age of 30, I thought I was a good  ‘leader’.

LEADERSHIP (through SELF EXPRESSION)

1994 had me start the Self Expression and Leadership program run by Landmark Education. I entered this 3-month training course with a FUTURE I created for myself called: “Love expressed through Inspiration, Energy, and Enthusiasm.” I was given a coach and I created the Ceasefire Project; The Causing of World Peace (by 2020) through the use of FIRE. Living into THAT FUTURE, I found myself enrolling people to join me to learn and perform a fire breathing show at the Sydney Opera House, which gained Channel 10 News in Australia and CNN News internationally in the name of World Peace. I did indeed “find myself expressing my thinking and ideas effectively in a way that called forth the alignment, cooperation, and partnership of others”!

LEADERSHIP (Through TEAM)

1997 had me start the Team Management and Leadership Program, again run by Landmark Education. I took the Ceasefire Project (mentioned above) into this program and shared it with participants from Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, (Australia) & Auckland and Christchurch (New Zealand). Having taught the participants, they returned to their cities and organized and performed WITHOUT MY PRESENCE. The main skill I learned was true to “be empowered to work with others in a way that their leadership abilities are significantly expanded”. Essentially, I had learned to disappear!

In summary, with effective communication and the distinction “ENROLLMENT” present with those around you, you are completely capable of causing action by being an INSPIRATION. Often the only that is stopping you for being an effective leader is yourself! Perhaps the question we all have (sometimes) is:

“What’s Missing, the presence of which will Make a Difference!?” 

World Peace by 2020 will occur,
When the conversation between ALL 195 COUNTRIES’ FEMALE LEADERS
IS EXTREMELY LOUD;
And THAT WOMEN ARE IN CHARGE!
Charles Crawshaw b1963

Mirror Work – An Access to a NEW YOU

Mirror Work: AN ACCESS to creating a NEW YOU

Many of you will know I started my personal development in October 1993 when I participated in The Landmark Forum in Sydney, Australia. This entry-level weekend, consisting of a Friday, Saturday and Sunday followed by a Tuesday night, opened me up to a world I never knew; in the domain of “what I didn’t know that I didn’t know; indeed my BLINDSPOTS!

Wow, what a revelation to DISCOVER and UNDERSTAND why I was the way I was at the fine old age of 30 when I started this adventure. I recall having one of my first insights, regretting how I never had come across this education when I was YOUNG.. say 18 years old versus the 12 years later. How much heartache would I have saved with many of my relationships and how much “laser focus” I would have gained to pursue what was important to me instead of conforming, settling for second best etc….Still, what it allowed me to see and understand was all those thoughts of….”AAAH No wonder I…….” and yes, it had me complete the past 30 years of my life such that, on the Sunday of the course, I was left with a BLANK CANVAS where I could create a future for my life that inspired me.

Moving forward, I undertook some of landmarkwordwide.com’s senior programs including The Introduction Leaders program and this is where I came across MIRROR WORK. The six-month course developed me in many ways, including “Learning to present myself more effectively and speak powerfully to large groups of people”. We undertook all sorts of tools and practices and then one day, we were introduced to an exercise that invited us to BE 10 TIMES MORE EXCITED (in front of the mirror!) What does that mean? What does that look like, I hear you ask? Hmmm…sounds silly I hear you say or how do you “be 10 times more excited?” Great question!

MIRROR WORK (and 10 times more excited!)

Everyone is different and how I did it was to lock my eyes to my eyes (in the mirror) and then shake madly, still engaging my eyes with myself…….vigorous trembling, moving from side to side and all the while, locking my eyes. I pulled odd, funny, sad, and crazy faces at myself, all the while with eyes “zeroed in” on myself. IMPORTANTLY I noticed and observed all the THOUGHTS I had about myself…how I looked, this is silly, this is funny, this is hard, what am I doing, what is the point and so on. WHAT EVOLVED, however, over the six months of this extraordinary leadership course, was a slow yet powerful ability to BE WITH MYSELF, no matter what I was doing in the mirror.

What this has allowed for me is an EXCELLENT BREAKTHROUGH in FULL SELF EXPRESSION. Today, whenever I meet new people, I know I have “expanded and strengthened my skills in leadership and communication” and that I am able to “generate conversations that powerfully call people into action”.

Give It A Try! (and Pass It On!)

If each and every one of you reading this; can recall some time in your childhood, where you really engaged in an activity that you loved, with perhaps “not a care in the world”, then maybe you will gain access and revisit that cherished moment of being fully self-expressed. GO TO A MIRROR (perhaps alone at this stage!) and try on BEING 10 TIMES MORE EXCITED with yourself, making sure your eyes are locked in with yourself. Notice your thoughts and consider that “doing mirror work” is a wonderful way of reviewing your childhood’s full satisfaction and gives you access to developing a NEW YOU. Why not share with me what happened and the NEW YOU OCCURING?!

New You Occuring

Take The Coaching

Back in 1994 in the old ADVANCED COURSE run by Landmark Education, we watched several movie SEGMENTS to distinguish certain aspects of BEING COACHED including the 4 JOBS(lessons) Karate Kid “HAD TO DO” to learn the art.

1. “Wax on: wax off” 

2. “Sand the floor”

3. “catch the fly”  

4. “paint the fence”  

Karate Kid then turns up, having done all 4 JOBS: “Wax on: wax off”; “Sand the floor”, “catch the fly” and “paint the fence” and this is WHAT HAPPENS:

WHAT HAPPENS

The question for anyone is: ARE YOU WILLING TO BE COACHED or do hold on to that childhood stance: “Don’t you tell me what to do???!

I have helped many people FORWARD THEIR DREAMS and a great place to start is to invite them to do the Landmark Forum, and now I am part of this Six Figure Mentors Tribe that endorses personal development such as Landmark: EXCELLENT! 

Yahoo, bring it on!

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