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Influencer EmyNiaFeliz, New: Book sessions January at Chit Chat and this week tips

Posted on January 14, 2019 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog (14th – 20th of January 2019) an interview with Æmy Felicia better known as ÆmyNiaFeliz; we will invite you for our next Master Your Mind book presentation as of the 19th of February starting at Mensing’s Caminada and we will share with you some valuable personal video links as personal coaching tips on “modernity”. Every single day in the week we will upload one of these video links on www.facebook.com/share2uplift/.


Æmy Felicia or ÆmyNiaFeliz:
Inspirational, passionate, talented with a committed heart


We have come to know you as a very dynamic, talented, opinionated person and Influencer in our society since 2018, when we saw you at Hóben Òn musical in June 2018 at Kura di Arte. You were highly recommended by motivational speaker Eldrion Regina. Your name is Æmy Felicia, but you are better know as ÆmyNiaFeliz. Why do you brand yourself with that name? We are just curious about the name and how it came about.
“When I was a child they use to call me “Nena” derived from Nena for “little girl” is spanish and “Nia”. At school they would call me by my family name Felicia, but also Feliz (happy) and after some time it became Nia Feliz. I kind of like the NiaFeliz meaning a happy girl and that also became an affirmation of sorts for me. Meaning, I am a happy person and I am trying to make lots of people happy. So, this sticked with me and became my artistic name.”
 

You have a wonderful voice and your lyrics have an underlying educational message. What also caught my attention was your explicit opinion on sex only in a marriage and your belief in God.
“Basically, as a teenager I made this conscious choice and that was since I was at school. Then when I was almost 17 years old the foundation “ATM” (Apstene Te Matrimonio, advocating not having sex until marriage) approached me to become their spokesperson and aiming to reach our youth with this message. I shared their opinion and I had a tough time. I had to deal with bullying and other challenges, but I had and still have this courage to hold my ground, because I firmly belief that sex should come with the right timing so that It doesn’t become a curse instead of a blessing. I know that it is a natural thing and that abstinence doesn’t guarantee a happy marriage, but I have met so many people that have experienced the disadvantages of having sex before their marriage or prematurely that I still am of this opinion.

One of the other reasons I decided that I should wait until marriage is, because I consider having sex with a partner as a gift not to be taken lightly and therefore it is a precious thing to be shared with my future husband and I also wanted to take good care of my body. There are lots of people that don’t belief in a marriage as an institution because it doesn’t guarantee a happy marriage. But I have reliable reasons to believe in marriage and still am a big advocate of this. And you know when I meet young people that are willing to listen to the arguments pro and con’s, the number of people that side with me grows. But it was tough and still is and I sincerely believe that it has its value to wait with sex till you are married.


“Regarding my belief in God, God is very very important to me. Everybody has faith in something and for me I have come to know God personally and I have a very close relationship with God. We, as human beings, have a tendency to judge other people even though we don’t know them. I am of the opinion, that we shouldn’t judge nobody and we shouldn’t let anyone tell us whom God is, everybody should figure it out for themselves by seeking Him through His given word which is the Bible. Every single day I try to live my life trying not to be as judgemental as I use to be. I am not completely free of judgments, because it is a protection we all have, in order to bring light to our blind sides and peoples true intentions. But I am doing a lot better then when I was much younger and you know I now feel so much better because of this.”

You were born in Curaçao, you have 1 older brother. Your parents are very supportive in your career, right?
“My parents have always been very supportive. But as parents it could be strenuous for them at times. When you stand for positive things like I am and take the road less travelled in the way the world goes around, you will be challenged. So I have people that have other opinions on the things I stand for and that is also a challenge for my parents at times. I am still their daugther and they care for me, so it is a challenge for them also when I go through my struggles . But I am very proud of them. They never gave up on me. They know how the world goes around and how nature works. They know that I am up to something special, that will benefit the majority of people and that by taking the road less travelled, at times I will be challenged, but in the end those whom take the road less travelled will be set free, as the Bible says.”

As an artist, you are trying to inspire youth and send a message to them in a way that resonates with them. In that sense, you are influencing a lot of our youth. When did you start getting interested in becoming an artist?
“Well, at the age of 4 years. I was in the car with my mother one day, when she asked me what I would want to be when I grow up and I gave the most innocent and honest answer that a child can give, that was 'an artist'. You see I recall loving everything that has to do with art from a young age already. As I grew up, it changed of course. But this calling came back and I now feel that this is what I want and need to do. I used to be a teacher and 3 years ago I decided to become a full time artist and motivational speaker. Not an artist because of the fame and glamour, but more in the sense of being 'artistical' because of what art can do and offer.”

What is your big why or driving motivation to be whom you are right now?
“I saw a lot of broken people that were suffering in so many ways, basically because of their ignorance. And when you are ignorant your spirit dies in a way. Your living, but you are not alive, because of mental poverty. By being “artistical' I want to address this, so that more people can live a more fulfilled life. I know God put me on this earth to fulfill a purpose. We all are like weapons and God gave us all talents we can use it to either destroy or build up. As I became aware of my talent, I came to understand that with music, a vision, words and actions I can influence lots of people. So, I decided to dedicate the rest of my life to become an artist.”

You are a full-time artist and how do you deal with this responsibility?
“Well, one day, one step at the time and at times one hour at the time and at times to tell you the truth, it is overwhelming. At times, I am puzzled on how to handle challenges, but then at the end of the day looking back, and it’s done, you feel happy because of the progress made.”

Where does your artistic drive comes from?
“It comes from my core in which God instilled a combination of reason, a responsibility for the wellbeing of the human race and the need to create, some of my God-given abilities were also inherited from my parents and my uncle on my father’s side. I am very aware of how much power we have as human beings, especially when we are effective with our talents. When we are effective, we are a weapon and a source that can help and uplift others. And in this world where we have billions of people all of us have something that everybody needs.”

How big a role does Faith in God plays in who you are right now?
“God’s role in my life is everything. God is the reason that I am whom I am right now. If I didn’t have faith in God and believed solely in Him, I wouldn’t be able to do the things that I do right now or be the person that I am today.”

Apart from singing, are there other ways and means that you try to share your message to greater public/ audiences?
“Yes, I am a motivational speaker and I am pretty good in creating things. I do everything that has to do with visual art, I am a painter and of late I am role modelling a healthy life style through my social media outlets. This latter part was originally not my intention, but as I was sharing with my followers me going to gym #aemygymlife and exercising, people started to like this and felt inspired and also started going to the gym. Some said that they would start this year 2019.”


What is the secret of this success up to now?

“My faith in God and God within me. It makes me do things that are for the good of all, makes me love my fellow human beings and makes me persevere, which is not always easy.”|

You are trying also to keep up with your skills?
“Yes, I am trying to work on different areas, like my singing, piano, playing the bass, the gym, knowledge, wisdom, my spirituality, read from the Bible yes basically different areas and also keep working and practicing on the things that I like to do and come easy to me at first. I like reading books, I love to watch educational YouTube’s and basically everything that adds to my knowledge. One of the things that I have worked on that didn’t come easy to me was, that I am basically a very shy and introvert person. I came to realize, that this was a big disadvantage to me, because people perceived me as being arrogant or antisocial which in reality when you get to know me it is totally the opposite, and this made it difficult for me to connect with other people to promote my talents, just because I was an extremely shy person. So to invest in networks with different people didn’t always come easy to me. That might sound strange because the moment I am on stage, I am totally in the moment and all my shyness falls away because of my stage presence. But I have worked on this, slowly but steadily, just by confronting and overcoming this shyness step by step and this made me changed 180 degrees overtime from where I use to be, to where I am know.”

What are your other strengths?
“My main strengths are perseverance, stamina and my ability to go the extra mile; I am good at visualizations; I have the power to convince and I like helping others to become their better versions of themselves for example when I was at school I used to help fellow students who were about to fail to perform better so that they could pass their exams.”

We believe that you have another strength also, you have “a lot of charisma.”
“Well if you say I have... ” (Æmy blushes)

Do you have other hobbies or interests that you are passionate about apart from singing?
“I like painting, I like to design clothing, do graphics, I like playing the piano and the bass guitar, I love writing songs and making music. I love to watch and analyze movies. I love reading, I love dancing choreography and in December was the first time, I am 30 years old, that I have danced with someone (couple-dancing) at a house party in front of people I don’t know, it was the first time for me in that setting, so it is never too late to learn new things or do something new.”

If you as Æmy would meet a stranger in the bus (let say in Holland or the US) and they would ask you to introduce yourself what would you answer?
“Hi I am Æmy, I am an artist in music and arts, I am an entrepreneur and I love people.”

How would you describe Æmy in one word or one sentence?
“Well, people say that I am inspirational and talented so I’ll add that to the sentence. I am inspirational, passionate, talented with a committed heart.”

Whom are the persons that have inspired you the most in your career?
“In music, it’s Juan Luis Guerra since I was very young, I love His music and ways. I also have an African Musician that I have followed since I was a kid but he no longer lives. My parents, they have inspired me with their unique talents in all areas particularly to deal with different kinds of people in and with love.

Martin Luther King & Nelson Mandela and Tula. I admire them because in spite of their suffering they stayed pure. It might sound like a cliché, but it is hard to fight for a cause and be resisted strongly and still, in spite of all the resistance, persevere. But also my great-great-mother (our 5th generation) whom survived her first husband whom died and then was married again and again lost her 2nd husband and still manage to someway somehow raised her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and never gave up. When she passed away at age 96, it wasn’t because of any illnesses; she had been through so much but still lived a healthy life and died peacefully. It was just that she was ready to go home, by then leaving the family comfortable behind. She was a really wise and strong woman. Btw, there were not always positive role models, but even with negative role models, you can look to find their positives and learn from that.”


What are some of the challenges, lessons learned, that you have encountered in your life when you ultimately discovered your talents and strengths?
“Not everyone comes to you because they love or care about you or want to help you get further or grow, some come for the wrong reasons. And you should be aware of that.”


What was a defining moment in your life, a setback that later turned out to be a great blessing?

“First of all, three years ago, I decided to become a full-time artist. By doing just that, I lost my financial security, so no guaranteed income per month, no pension for my old age. I chose for the unknown where nothing is certain. Some thought that I was out of my mind, but I took this leap of faith and just did it. And once you do it, the fear factor lessened.

A second defining moment was related to something I expressed in the song: 'Dolor no ta dura pa semper'. It reflected a period in my life that the pain was so intense that It affected me physically. What it was exactly, I am not there yet to share this, but this turned out to be a blessing for me. Because the song came out of that pain I’ve experienced. And this song resonates with lots of people. You can’t stop from going through suffering, but you can decide how long you will suffer, because that is a choice and it isn’t easy btw, but it is still an option you can choose for.”


Where do you want to be 5 to 10 years from now with your business(es)?

“I would be established, with a solid foundation, it would be rolling and productive and all my initiatives are doing great and would have won international recognition and be an established brand. I would have grown in different areas of my life. I firmly belief in that thoughts create our reality and that there is only one thing that can stop us and that is God himself not a single human being at the other hand can stop us.”

What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends and othersto say about you let’s say 30 years from now?
“I love Æmy for what she has meant for us. The feelings and emotions would be so overwhelming when they try to express themselves, they would not be able to do that because words would not be able to express them. I would also say, just bless God for have known me, because it He who deserves the credit for me being who I am.”

What makes you stay optimistic about the future of Curaçao
"Because of people like you and me, we keep fighting for the positives in Curaçao. We have people that really care about people, there might be only a few now, but I have faith that it will grow. By doing everything they can to be selfless to make Curaçao great for the next generations to come. This is what makes me optimistic about the future of Curaçao.”

Do you want to share anything else that might be relevant for those reading this blog?
“We should remember and take this to heart and apply it the best way you can:
It is all about love and what you did with true love. Everything is love. How you treated and loved others, how you loved yourself in order to share love with others. There will be no darkness or evil when there is love, so disseminate love in others.

To finalize this blog the transition of SEHOS to Curaçao Medical Center asked you this year to make an inspirational song for the transition. That I consider a 3rd party endorsement and recognition of your talent and your positive messages, right?
“Yes, people saw my talent and they believed in the positive person and messages that I sing. I belief in unity, I belief in collaboration based on each person’s unique strengths. We need to respect every person’s strong points. We can then help each other. To get a message to reach far we need other persons and it is not about “me” shining, but “the message” shining and if we are all humble with our strengths, that will serve all of us well.”

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As the core group of Share2Uplift we love and deeply respect Æmy Felicia or ÆmyNiaFeliz, whom as an artist is influencing a growing number of youth and people of all ages. We definitely consider her one of the 250 ethical leaders of our Island, that continuously works at influencing people’s mindsets in our society. We will definitely hear more from her soon.


The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2020
As the Share2Uplift movement our goal for 2018 has been to identify 250 ethical leaders (Influencers) to be empowered by 21st century mindsets and are connected and collaborate with one another to create value for the whole of the society. This goal has only been partially met. We now want to reach this goal by the end of 2020.
Look at the list of the Influencers we have interviewed or reported on, up to now.

As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:
– Create an inspiring vision of the future;
– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;
– Manage delivery of the vision;
– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.
These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:
• Peace from within;
• Compassion;
• Respectfulness;
• Integrity;
• Responsibility.
As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.
Visit the website for more information.



The first Master Your Mind Platform book presentation
This will be on Tuesday the 19th of February 2019 at a new venue, Chit Chat Café at Mensing’s Caminada

Venue: Chit Chat Café at Mensing’s Caminada
Time: 7 – 9.00 pm sharp.
Entrance: Free!

We will be presenting the books 'Becoming Supernatural, how common people are doing the Uncommon', by Joe Dispenza (to be presented by Ivan Kuster) and 'A short history of nearly everything', by Bill Bryson (to be presented by Michiel van der Veur).



Personal coaching tips
In this week we will share with you some video links on “modernity”. Every single day we will upload one of these videos on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.


Social Media: Advantages and disadvantages - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmf5OJ6KM9Q

How the Modern World Makes Us Mentally Ill - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO0v_JqxFmQ


What is MODERNITY? What does MODERNITY mean? MODERNITY meaning, definition & explanation - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?vGgqmInwwlk


How the media affects youth | Oda Faremo Lindholm | TEDxOslo
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjnclEhy960


The Problem With Our Phones - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDcm6twPEJA


Advantages and Disadvantages of Mass Media - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fp45l7Wdcw


Peace at schools, November Master Your Mind Book Session and this week tips on anger management

Posted on October 29, 2018 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog we will expand on the need to teach “Peace” as a subject matter at schools; we will invite you for our next Master Your Mind Platform session on the 15th of November; we will share with you some video links as personal coaching tips on “Anger and Anger management”. Every single day we will upload one of these video links on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.


Peace as subject matter at schools

In their book 'Vrede kun je leren', by David van Reybrouck & Thomas D’ansembourg published in Brussels in June 2016, these two authors promote the idea to teach peace as subject matter at schools with the same dedication and focus as language, mathematics or teaching how to drive a car. They wrote this book after terrorist attacks in Brussels and Paris in 2015 & 2016 and are advocates of teaching “Peace” at schools as subject matters, just as children and youth learn gymnastics and personal external hygiene. According to them, the teachings should be centered around these scientifically proven techniques:


1. Mindfulness:  Our brain can change just as muscles can change if triggered. People that meditate often their brain structure can change after some weeks just like playing piano can change the brain’s structure;

2. Non-Violent Communication (abbreviated NVC, also called Compassionate Communication or Collaborative Communication is an approach to nonviolent living developed by Marshall Rosenberg beginning in the 1960s. It is based on the idea that all human beings have the capacity for compassion and only resort to violence or behavior that harms themselves and others when they do not recognize more effective strategies for meeting needs. NVC proposes that people identify shared needs, revealed by the thoughts and feelings that surround these needs, and collaborate to develop strategies that meet them. This creates both harmony and learning for future cooperation;

3. Compassion: Is deep involvement with another human being their experiences because of their shared humanity. It involves self-compassion meaning how we look at our self in times of trouble. It is an important explanatory variable of resilience and mental health. Just as empathy, it can be developed. Check Karin Amstrong: My wish: The Charter for Compassion | TED Talk | TED.com This charter was written by philosophers and religious leaders and contains less than 300 words and it was signed by millions of people. Also check: Let's relive the Golden Rule | TED Talk | TED.com.  She has also written: Twelve steps to a compassionate life.

“Recent scientific research prove that these techniques lead to improved self-esteem, improved learning achievements, and improved mutual understanding. It improves what they call the internal (mental) hygiene of the individual as also the society. If sitting “still” for 10 minutes a day, can be sufficient to create more internal peace, they belief that it shouldn’t take decades and decades to introduce these techniques. Sustainable peace is only possible if we start with the painstaking time consuming work of working on the internal hygiene of our youth. If we belief that violence starts in the heart and consciousness of people, peace should also be addressed from the inside out.” According to these authors.

“We know that our physical health is the result of a healthy life style, regular care and exercise, healthy eating habits and sufficient rest. Few people know that the same is true for our mental health. Living in peace with yourself, despite setbacks, resistances and everyday frustrations is also related to mental internal hygiene. Just as brushing our teeth and taking care of our hair and skin is an issue of physical hygiene and has improved substantially in the past decades, we have not gained any improvement in learning healthy rituals related to our mental and psychological health, because of the secularization, this has become worse because there is less time spend on contemplation, meditation, quite time etc in the world….So we take good care of our bodies, but we neglect and pay almost no attention to our internal peace.”

The authors firmly belief that we have this ability to change on a personal level and this is within our reach, but it is equally powerful as it is unknown. This profound personal change could be the key for a sustainable change within our society and they want to inspire people to explore and discover their inner world.


“The ability of everyone to work on oneself, the central role of introspection, the importance of a daily ritual, the advantages of a certain discipline and inner-work, is a pre-condition for our activities in the outer world. The depressed state of so many people in the world is the result of the silence within our societies on the inner world and the extreme focus on materialism. Look at the encyclical Pope Francis: Laudato si' (24 May 2015). 

If a person doesn’t learn to mindfully stand still to admire something beautiful, it will not surprise anybody that everything will be something. to be used and unscrupulous be misused.” According to Pope Francis.



“Terrorists are either mentally disturbed or mad and seriously socially disturbed.” Marshall Rosenberg said after 9-11-2001: “We have often concluded that actions aimed to punish lead to retaliation by those being punished, and that actions aimed at the desire for peace, lead to peaceful actions. In both cases these actions are the basis for a cycle that can last for years, generations and centuries long.”



The authors end their book by stating:

“Education won’t work and efforts will be worthless, if we don’t try introduce a new paradigm on human beings, our lives, the society and our relationship with our environment. We should prevent that people come in a position where they have nothing to lose or nothing to gain. Every human being should develop an inspiring peaceful inner world, so that they don’t feel excluded making others pay for this frustration and/or regret. Stop the addiction to materialism, overcome the division among of religions by becoming part of the solution or stay part of the problem?”

We as the core group of Share2Uplift support this school of thought and belief that we should introduce these three principles in our educational system. We will explore ways and means to actively enable the introduction of these principles.


The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2018
As the Share2Uplift movement our goal for 2018 is to identify 250 ethical leaders (Influencers) to be empowered by 21st century mindsets and are connected and collaborate with one another to create value for the whole of the society.

As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:
– Create an inspiring vision of the future;
– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;
– Manage delivery of the vision;
– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.

These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:
• Peace from within;
• Compassion;
• Respectfulness;
• Integrity;
• Responsibility.
As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.
Visit the website for more information.


The next Master Your Mind Platform session
Our next MYM-platform session will be on the 15th of November.

Venue: Biblioteka Nashonal Korsou

Time: 7 - 8.30 pm sharp.

We will be presenting the books “Thinking fast and slow”, by Nobel Price winner in Economics Daniel Kahneman (to be presented by Michiel van der Veur) and “Flourish, a visionay understanding of Happiness and Well-being”, by Martin Seligman. (to be presented by Ivan Kuster).
Entrance: Free. Click to attend!

 


Personal coaching tips

In this week’s personal coaching tips, we will share with you some video links as personal coaching tips on “anger and anger management”. Every single day we will upload one of these video links on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.

Anger Management Techniques That Work! - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EWnj-m_BPI


Anger Management Techniques - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsVq5R_F6RA


Anger Management - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZB9KEXolXI


How to Manage Anger: 5 Ways to Manage Anger - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8O0elCuywM


How To Handle A Bad Temper | 9 Tips To Control your Anger - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwlwSByGOWY

 

Tackling Anger - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydWgUQYP7JY


Mindful and disciplined, Master Your Mind Book Session and this week tips

Posted on September 3, 2018 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog (10th of September – 16th of September) we will expand on the importance of becoming more mindful and disciplined, if we want to start breaking bad habits and create new more productive ones; we will invite you for our next Master Your Mind-platform session on the 20th of September and we will share some personal tips on how to become a creator of our future or stay victim of our automatic self. Every day we will upload a video link also on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.



The importance of mastering your mind
A perspective based on the book Rewire, Change Your Brian, by Richard O’Connor

We are living in a period of unprecedented progress in the behavioral and social sciences. The progress has been primarily fueled by recent technological advances in neuroscience, specifically in brain imaging techniques such as fMRI, and by recent field-wide mandates in psychology for evidence based practices. One of the major trends in psychology and psychotherapy over the past decade has been the incorporation of cognitive and emotional training exercises such as mindfulness and meta (loving kindness and compassion) meditation. The afore mentioned imaging techniques have enabled investigators to observe the neurological changes that occur in ordinary people as well as experts, as they "exercise" their brains via meditation practices.

The big news is that we can literally change our brains by giving them a workout, and these "neuro-plastic" changes engender enhanced psychological and behavioral flexibility. The news is not so earth shaking if you think about it like this. The psychological skills that get worked, get strengthened. Just like lifting weights. If you practice present moment awareness and equanimity, than you become more able to maintain present moment awareness and equanimity in more challenging situations. The same goes for self/other compassion. Practice it and it gets stronger. The idea is that by exercising our brains, we can become freer to make decisions that are more inline with our values and long term interests rather than based on our short term impulsive cravings and aversions.

If you're a drug addict or if you're depressed than you need to go against the grain of your cravings and aversions in order to recover. Mindfulness and compassion meditation turn out to be of great therapeutic benefit for these serious clinical issues.

In the book Rewire, by Richard O’conner shares 3 great lessons. Check this link: Rewire Summary - Four Minute Books fourminutebooks.com/rewire-summary/ )
1. You have two selves that influence your actions – a conscious one and an automatic one;
2. Repressing your emotions can cause you to become self-destructive;
3. You can start breaking your bad habits by faking it and training mindfulness.

Do have a bad habit you want to kick? Here is what to do!
Lesson 1: You have two selves that influence your actions – a conscious one and an automatic one.

Which one is it going to be after work – gym or TV?
The moment I ask you that question you know which answer is the right one.
Yet, we’ve all faced this or similar decision countless times, but still ended up on the couch with a bag of chips.

Why?
Dr. O’Connor says it’s because we have two selves, a conscious one and an automatic one.The conscious self relies a lot on rational arguments, it’s when you reason yourself into doing things, for example going to the library early to get a good spot, because it’ll be crowded later on.

The automatic self is in charge when you eat your entire popcorn before the movie starts. Your conscious self isn’t there to think about the consequences and only when it reactivates again later do you regret your actions. We depend on automatic self for over 95 % - 99 % getting through the day. Whenever you perform a bad habit, your automatic self is running the show, after all you’d never choose to do a bad habit consciously. What to do about this?

The challenge basically that you need to overcome is:
1. The automatic self can't repair itself, because it can't really see where the trouble lies.
2. The conscious self has trouble seeing it because of defenses created to keep the trouble out of our awareness,
3. Even if we see it we lack the knowledge to change it.

We can develop greater control over our most self destructive patterns and feel like the conscious part of us is in charge of our lives.

There are two ways then, to break bad habits:
1. Strengthening your conscious self, so it becomes the dominant force.
2. Training your automatic self to just stop slipping up.

Both work, but in the long run, training your automatic self is a lot less effort. Via mindfulness it can help us to see the automatic self at work and detach our self of its control and train the brain to be calm and objective, because once the neural pathways have been established, they work on autopilot. But you can also learn to monitor your thoughts, feelings and behavior via a daily log and this will expand awareness and increase control. Just take a few minutes and give it your attention. See what patterns begin to emerge, look for the connections between your mood and feeling changes, external events and internal processes. Both external and internal can serve as triggers.

Lesson 2: Repressing your emotions can cause you to become self-destructive.
Have you ever wished to yell at someone at the top of your lungs, because they really pissed you off?

Chances are more often than not, when you wanted to, you didn’t.

Dr. O’Connor says you should have.
Emotions are chemical reactions in your body. They build up over time and eventually break, which is when we have to let them out.
Like water in an overflowing bathtub, they’ll find a way.

You not yelling when someone harasses you in the morning might lead you to eat a whole pie by yourself in the afternoon, just because you bottled up those feelings.
Emotions are never right or wrong, it’s not for you to judge, they’re feelings and therefore not even meant to be based on reason and common sense.
When you’re trying to rationally pick your feelings, you’ll create a communication gap between your conscious and your automatic self.
Your automatic self really tells you to yell at your co-worker for deleting all that data, but your rational you steps in and says you shouldn’t cause a scene in the office.
Eventually, this conflicting advice might lead you to engage in self-destructive behavior, like drinking way too much coffee, so listen to your gut.

Lesson 3: You can start breaking your bad habits by faking it and training mindfulness.
Rewiring your brain is never easy, but it’s easy to get started. Alcoholics Anonymous use the saying “Fake it till you make it” a lot, and it helps a lot of recovering addicts get started.
It focuses on being dedicated to getting better, and giving it your best, even when you end up caving and having a drink after a week or two.If you constantly beat yourself up every time you have another drink, you’ll keep sabotaging yourself, because you’re repressing those emotions, remember?

Instead, focus on continuing your efforts and “fake it” until you eventually make not drinking a habit – it’ll get easier to control yourself over time.


Just by sitting down for 30 minutes every day and focusing and re-focusing your attention on your breath, you can substantially increase your awareness for when you’re about to do a bad habit.
Don’t worry about being perfect, it’s normal to have other thoughts as you meditate. Gently push them aside and re-focus your attention.
That’s what meditation is all about, but, you know, fake it till you make it.

As the core group of Share2Uplift we would like to recommend this best practice to all whom want to gain mastery of more productive behaviors while breaking down bad habits.

The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2018
As the Share2Uplift movement our goal for 2018 is to identify 250 ethical leaders (Influencers) to be empowered by 21st century mindsets and are connected and collaborate with one another to create value for the whole of the society.
As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:
– Create an inspiring vision of the future;
– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;
– Manage delivery of the vision;
– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.
These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:
• Peace from within;
• Compassion;
• Respectfulness;
• Integrity;
• Responsibility.

As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.
Visit the website for more information.

Next Master Your Mind-platform session on the 20th of September
We would like to invite you to our next session MYM-platform session on the 20th of September, at Biblioteka Nashonal.
From: 7 - 8.30 pm
Entrance: FREE

We will be presenting the books Breaking rank, How to lead change when yesterday’s stories limit today’s choices, by Steven Countinho (presented by Ivan Kuster) and Enlightenment Now, the case for reason, humanism and progress, Steven Pink (presented by Michiel van de Veur). We will connect the content of these books with what we presented on Chit Chat Workshop, focused on how to create your own future. Bring along a friend and hope to welcome you on the 20th of September.




Personal coaching tips

This week we will share with you some personal tips as video links on how to be a creator of your own reality instead of being a victim of your automatic self. Every day we will upload a video link also on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.

Mentally Plan Your Day to Reinvent Your Reality; Dr. Joe Dispenza, Present Mom
www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGfQrSSjZbk

You Can Change - Dr. Joe Dispenza - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8Mo4S-AtUo

Dr Joe Dispenza: How to Control Your Emotions - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwizhm-iovQ

Evolve Your Brain 101 with Joe Dispenza, DC - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMVeMFYgg1c


HOW DR JOE DISPENZA'S DAUGHTER MANIFESTED AN UNLIMITED SHOPPING SPREE! - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6pqcS2Nli0


Joe Dispenza: The Balance Between Intention and Surrender [Web Excerpt] 2018 - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9mZgy6Hy-k


Transforming your behavior, this week workshop at Chit Chat and personal tips

Posted on August 20, 2018 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog (20th of August – 26th of August) we will discuss highlights of Joe Dispenza’s teachings on transforming your behavior as explained in his book “Breaking the habit of being yourself” and compare this with Joseph Jaworski’s “Inner path to creating knowledge”; we will invite you to our upcoming workshop at Chit Chat Mensing’s Caminada “Breaking the self sabotating behavior. How to recognize, monitor and challenge your negative thinking” and we will end with some personal tips focused on the coherence between the mind and the heart.

Breaking the habit of being yourself

In the Master Your Mind-platform session of the 16th of August we presented Joe Dispenza’s book “Breaking the habit of being yourself, how to loose your mind and create a new one”. (Go to AWESOMEONENESS.WORDPRESS.COM/2017/02/05/BREAKING-THE-HABIT-OF-BEING-YOURSELF/)


Joe Dispenza, D.C. is an international lecturer, researcher, corporate consultant, author, and educator who has been invited to speak in more than 32 countries on five continents. As a lecturer and educator, he is driven by the conviction that each of us has the potential for greatness and unlimited abilities. In his easy-to-understand, encouraging, and compassionate style, he has educated thousands of people, detailing how they can rewire their brains and recondition their bodies to make lasting changes.

He uses the intersection of the latest findings from the fields of neuroscience, epigenetics, and quantum physics to help people heal themselves of illnesses, chronic conditions, terminal diseases (spontaneous remissions) so they can enjoy a more fulfilled and happy life, as well as evolve their consciousness. After a biking incident he healed within 11 weeks by visualizing a new healthy three dimensional spine. He then decided to dedicate the rest of life sharing this knowledge that is accessible for all. At his advanced workshops around the world, he has partnered with other scientists to perform extensive research on the effects of meditation. As a corporate consultant, Dr. Joe gives on-site lectures and workshops for businesses and corporations interested in using neuroscientific principles to boost employees’ creativity, innovation, productivity, and more. His corporate program also includes private coaching for upper management. Dr. Joe has personally trained and certified a group of more than 70 corporate trainers who teach his model of transformation to companies around the world. Dipenza says: You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired (you don’t have fixed mindset) to be a certain way for the rest of your life. In the book he shares knowledge to change any aspect of yourself, step-by-steptools to apply what you learn in order to make measurable changes in any area of your life.

“We’re addicted to our beliefs; we’re addicted to the emotions of our past. We see our beliefs as truths, not ideas that we can change. If we have very strong beliefs about something, evidence to the contrary could be sitting right in front of us, but we may not see it because what we perceive is entirely different. We’ve in fact conditioned ourselves to believe all sorts of things that aren’t necessarily true—and many of these things are having a negative impact on our health and happiness. Certain cultural beliefs”.

Dispenza says: “So if we want to change some aspect of our reality, we have to think, feel, and act in new ways; we have to “be” different in terms of our responses to experiences. We have to “become” someone else. We have to create a new state of mind … we need to observe a new outcome with that new mind.”

“Reason this: When you think from your past memories, you can only create past experiences. As all of the “knowns” in your life cause your brain to think and feel in familiar ways, thus creating knowable outcomes, you continually reaffirm your life as you know it. And since your brain is equal to your environment, then each morning, your senses plug you into the same reality and initiate the same stream of consciousness.”

“So if we want to change some aspect of our reality, we have to think, feel, and act in new ways; we have to “be” different in terms of our responses to experiences. We have to “become” someone else. We have to create a new state of mind … we need to observe a new outcome with that new mind.”


The 5 Big ideas from the book, source MARTINTHINKS.COM/BREAKING-HABIT-BEING-YOURSELF-REVIEW/

BIG IDEA # 1: TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE, CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS.

What quantum physicists discovered was that the person observing (or measuring) the tiny particles that make up atoms affects the behavior of energy and matter. Quantum experiments demonstrated that electrons exist simultaneously in an in¬finite array of possibilities or probabilities in an invisible fi¬eld of energy. But only when an observer focuses attention on any location of any one electron does that electron appear. In other words, a particle cannot manifest in reality—that is, ordinary space-time as we know it—until we observe it”. The moment the observer looks for an electron in that invisible field of energy, there is a specific point in time and space when all probabilities of the electron collapse into physical reality. This means that electrons (subatomic particles) exist as pure potential while they are not being observed. When we ‘observe’ it, we can start to act upon it. So, whatever it is you want, the potential is there.

BIG IDEA # 2: LIVE YOUR DESIRED NEW FUTURE IN THE PRESENT

Remember not to live in the future but to bring it to the present. Live it in the present and feel the emotions, feel the happiness and feel everything that comes with it. More importantly, act and think like you’re living in the future, but in the present. So when choices comes up and when situations arrives, deal with them as if the future “you” is dealing with them.

BIG IDEA # 3: THREE : FROM THINKING TO DOING TO BEING.

We have three brains: The first is the Neocortex, which is responsible for our thoughts.The second brain is the Limbic brain,which is responsible for our emotions. The third brain is the Cerebellum, which is responsible for our habitual thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors. First, we think about the new concept, then we act on the new concept. Once we act on it enough, we can be the new concept. The second step after thinking is doing. The act of doing represents us teaching our body what our mind has learned. So the first step was for the mind to learn. This second step is for the body to learn. Thirdly, to master being is when our internal chemical state is greater than anything in our external world. That is no matter how many times someone pushes your buttons or no matter how messy the house looks, nothing in your external environment can make you get mad if you, for example want to learn how to be compassionate. ‘If you can master suffering, you can just as easily master joy’ But acting compassionate in only one situation doesn’t necessarily make you a compassionate person. So what you have to do is act it out repeatedly. Only when you act compassionate repeatedly enough, you’ll move on to ‘being‘ compassionate. You no longer have to think of being compassionate, you just are. Being is when your body acts without needing a signal from the mind. It’s natural, routine, second nature and unconscious. You probably know someone who has mastered suffering, right? So you call her and ask, “How are you?” She answers “So-So.” You go on and say “Listen, I’m going to go out with some friends to a new art gallery and then eat at this restaurant that has really healthy desserts. Afterward, we’re going to listen to some live music. Would you like to come with us?” And after a long pause, your friend answers “No. I don’t feel like it.” But if she said what she actually meant, she’d say, I’ve memorized this emotional state, and nothing in my environment – no person, no experience, no condition, no thing – is going to move me from my internal chemical state of suffering. Itfeels better to be in pain than to let go and be happy. I am enjoying my addiction for now, and all these things that you want to do might distract me from my emotional dependency. We can just as easily master an internal chemical state such as joy or compassion as we can and we do for suffering.This also goes mastering our internal state of thinking we’re not good enough. Which is the most common internal state most of us have.

BIG IDEA # 4: THE IDENTITY GAP.

Everyone has two identities: The first is the identity of how you see yourself. The second is the identity of how you appear to others. There’s a gap because we usually don’t want others to see who we truly are inside. The second identity was actually created by us to hide our first identity. But what we actually have to do is change our internal world, closing this gap. The gap was created because we memorized many emotional layers such asunworthiness, anger, fear, shame, self-doubt, and guilt. Our life’s aim is to close the gap. Toreally show who we truly are inside. This is what will make us ultimately fulfilled. Being self-expressed creates happiness. We can do this by unlearning and un-memorizing these emotional states. We can skip from thinking to just being can be done through meditation.

BIG IDEA # 5: BREAKING THE HABIT OF BEING YOURSELF THROUGH MEDITATION.

One of the main purposes of meditation is: Go beyond the conscious mind and enter the subconscious mind; To change self-destructive habits, behaviors, belief, emotional reactions, attitudes, and unconscious states of being. We can skip the doing, to go straight from thinking to being. The power of meditation actually allows us to: become more observant within ourselves; allows us to break our emotional bond with the body, the environment and time. Helps “Breaking The Habits Of Being Yourself”, creating new thoughts and emotions that are congruent with the new future you. We can skip the acting part and just move into being through meditation. Part 3 of the book includes a step-by-step guide to Meditation. It’s a 4/6-week program where Dr. Joe Dispenza shares tools, resources, how to and the reason behind everything. Dr. Joe Dispenza has gone out of his way to explain every little step and to designing a meditation specifically aimed to have you break the habit of being yourself. He even includes guided meditations and many other resources on his website to help best perform this meditation. One important key concept is that actions and results all start from our thoughts.

“Meditation opens the door between the conscious and subconscious minds. We meditate to enter the operating system of the subconscious, where all of those unwanted habits and behaviors reside, and change them to more productive modes to support us in our lives.” “Meditating is also a means for you to move beyond your analytical mind so that you can access your subconscious mind. That’s crucial, since the subconscious is where all your bad habits and behaviors that you want to change reside.”

“To sum up the meditative process, you have to break the habit of being yourself and reinvent a new self; lose your mind and create a new one; prune synaptic connections and nurture new ones; unmemorize past emotions and recondition the body to a new mind and emotions; and let go of the past and create a new future.”

The meditation process Dispenza suggests, consists of these 7 steps
1. Induction – opening the door to your creative state (shifting your brain from Beta to Alpha state)
2. Recognizing – identifying the problem
3. Admitting and Declaring – acknowledging your true self rather than “some-body” else
4. Surrendering – yielding to a greater power and allowing it to resolve your limitations or blocks
5. Observing and Reminding – dismantling the memory of the old you
6. Redirecting – playing the change game
7. Creating and Rehearsing – creating a new mind for your new future.


JOE DISPENZA;s FEEDBACK MECHANISM (META COGNITION) TO MONITOR YOUR PROGRESS CONSISTS OFF:
a. Self reflect and journal to measure your progress;
b. How do you feel after your meditations?
c. How does the self-talk change over time?

There are a lot of similarities between Joe Dispenza’s method and Joseph Jaworski which we discussed in our blog of the 30th of July 2018.
Joseph Jaworski steps consists of (www.uplifting.com go to blog of the 30th of July for more):

1. Meditation;
2. Contemplative practices (testing/feedback/ self reflection and journaling);
3. Energy, maintain good energy via exercising;
4. Being in the nature.

Jaworski uses the U-method for knowledge creation.
As the core group of Share2Uplift we have gained lots of new insights from Joe Dispenza’s book but also from his vast teachings, that he shares abundantly especially via his website www.drjoedispenza.com. We will continue to dig deeper into his teachings and learn from this inspiring person in the very near future.

The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2018
As the Share2Uplift movement our goal for 2018 is to identify 250 ethical leaders (Influencers) to be empowered by 21st century mindsets and are connected and collaborate with one another to create value for the whole of the society.

As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:
– Create an inspiring vision of the future;
– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;
– Manage delivery of the vision;
– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.
These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:

• Peace from within;
• Compassion;
• Respectfulness;
• Integrity;
• Responsibility.

As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.
Visit the website for more information.

Our next Chit Chat Workshop at Mensing’s Caminada on the 23rd of August


We would also like to invite you to our next workshop:

“Breaking the cycle of self sabotaging behavior. How to recognize and challenge your negative thinking”.

Date: 23rd of August

Time: 7 – 9 pm

Place: Chit Chat Café Mensing’s Caminada. Contact for more info!





Personal coaching tips
This week’s tips are centered around some personal tips focused on the coherence between the mind and the heart. Every single day during the week we will upload one of these video links on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.

Gregg Braden - It All Starts With Your Heart - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xI2S0BtI_E

 

You Can Change - Dr. Joe Dispenza - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8Mo4S-AtUo


5 Steps to Change Your Life - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDbqsgMwxR8


Lynne McTaggart - How to do intention: Useful Tips - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKJMZKZNiJc


Gregg Braden - The Key to Manifestation - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb_sUctxTt8


DR JOE DISPENZA - POSITIVE ENERGY | London Real - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVYQ0JeKZy8


Focus on Building houses and healthy communities. This week Book Session, Upcoming workshop at Chit Chat and this week tips

Posted on August 13, 2018 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog we will expand on a “Konbibensha”-project at Zapateer’s newest housing project, that was constructed via FKP in collaboration with the Ministery of Social Affairs and the Ministery of Urban and Physical Planning of the government of Curaçao; we will invite you to our next Master Your Mind-platform session on Thursday the 16th of August; we will invite you to our next workshop at Chit Chat at Mensing’s Caminada on the 23rd of August titled “Breaking the cycle of self-sabotaging behavior”and we will end by sharing some personal coaching links focused on “Intention”. Every day we will upload one of these video-links on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.


Zapateer newest project, Building houses and healthy communities ('Konbibensha')

As we are interested in initiatives aimed at enabling changed mindsets of people in Curaçao, we approached FKP and interviewed them on one of their most recent projects, the 3-story housing project at Zapateer.

In this project, 72 appartments consisting of 2 or 3 rooms, are being offered to some of their clients divided in three groups of which the first group is already living in the new complex. As the other appartments will come available, the other two groups of habitants selected, are moving in the appartments.


This housing project at Zapateer is part of a joint program financed by the Ministries of Social Affairs and the Urban and Physical planning of the government of Curaçao and F.K.P. This program aims at constructing 134 houses in Zapateer, Montagne and Terra Korra. In Zapateer 72 units appartments were constructed.

Zapateer is in many ways very innovative because,
1. it was constructed adjacent to middle income houses;
2. it was the first time that FKP used 3-stories, the highest up to now were 2-story buildings;
3. it was the fiist time the habitants were thoroughly prepared before they moved in these appartments.

Arthur Con (CEO of FKP): “ We belief that by combining social housing projects with middle income housing, we will contribute in integrating different social groups. We don’t see any problems in that, because when I went to school, there was also an integration of youth from different social backgrounds that took place, so we belief this is also a way to break social barriers. Furthermore we have invested and will continue to pay attention to what we call community building “Konbibensha” via information sessions and follow up sessions offered to the new habitants in this project”.

Andira Kwidama (Manager Customer Service Operations FKP): “Scarcity of available land has challenged FKP to look a multiple story appartments to deal with the lack of sufficient social housing in Curaçao, but in a way this was also a challenge as we are not accustomed to live in multi-story building in Curaçao. This challenged us to do some additional work to prepare the future habitants to live in this project. This is why FKP, the Ministries of Social Affairs and Urban and Physical Planning in a multi disciplinary group did some extra preparatory work before the new habitants could move to their appartments”. “We considered it very important to prepare these new habitants, so our multi disciplinary group offered them information sessions as of February this year during 9 weeks from 6 pm to 9 pm. We are happy to say, that the attendance and motivation was high and there was an active participation of the habitants.



The information sessions were on:
• Budgettting;
• Healthy eating;
• Safety issues required by the Fire-department;
• Security issues;
• For parents of children between 2 and 12 years, also “upbringing and education”;
• Building healthy communities or “Konbibensha”;
• Rules of FKP on how to take good care of their appartment.


The new habitants were carfefully selected from FKP’s waiting list (8000 people) based on the following criteria.They needed to:
• be on the FKP-waiting list;
• have an urgent need for housing;
• be officially registred as inhabitants in Curaçao;
• have an income,
• compulsory participation in the information sessions during the preaparotory phase before they could move to their appartments;
• be an reflection of our society, representing different age groups, workers and elderly to have a balanced group to mention some of the criteria we used and we also took their overall social needs into consideration;

“The selection of the new habitants in the project was not an easy task, because of course we want to help as many as possible people on the waitinglist, but in the Zapateerproject only 72 appartments were available”.


What are your experiences up to now with the project?
“We have asked the first group to evaluate the first information sessions we offered and based on that, we have made some adjustment to improve these sessions. For example we are paying more attention now in the session for the second and third group, that are underway to: Hygiene & environment; ethics and more in depth attention to budgetting”.

“We have had to select some new habitants after some that were selected oiriginally failed to attend regularly the information sessions. But we have noticed a great deal of appreciation from those whom finished and already started to live in the appartments”.

“We have also noticed that some of those we selected originally, needed to be placed in different housing projects, there are some that have financial issues like, they can’t afford the extra rent and costs of utilities, but we are learning as we go. It is our firm intention to continue to work in Montagne and Terra Korra in a multi disciplinary group, because we are convinced that this is the best way, we can improve our clients “konbibensha” and quality of life. We also are very considerate when allocating the appartments to those whom are of older age or have mobility issues, they get the ground floor appartments”.

‘To guarantee a system to monitor the execution of what we planned, we have upfront made a profile of an administrator for the complex. We selected an administrator from our waitinglist and that person participated in all the information sessions and also is one of the habitants. They know whom is the administrator.

The role of the chosen administrator is to be the first person the habitants will approach if the are maintenance issues and also the administrator will look after the compliance of the FKP rules regarding the housing projects.

Furthermore the multi-disciplinary group will continue to have follow up sessions and by doing this we aim to improve compliance and aim to contribute to a healthy community ('Konbibensha').

“This innovative approach was a challenge for us (FKP) in another sense, because it required intense collaboration between the different stakeholders, like SOAW, “Familie & Jeugd”, Skuchami, Fire Department, Ministry of Urban and Physical Planning, but also close collaboration within different departments in FKP. On a weekly basis we have feedback sessions so we can learn to improve the service to our clients.

We are aware that we need to continue our efforts to achieve complaince, but we have anticipated this challenge by informing the habitants of the consequences if there is a failure of compliance. After two warnings in the third warning there will be sanctions. Further more like in every “bario”, this project also has its social worker and together with the administrator we are confident that we have taken enough pre-cautionary measures to guarantee a good “konbibensha”. For our workers this has been a very satisfying experience, being able to improve the quality of life of our clients. Although we are aware of the fact that there are more people in need, the first steps in this new innovative approach were taken”.

As the coregroup opf Share2Uplift we commend all those involved for the innovative way they approached the Zapateer-project and also be the way they have created a system to evaluate and monitor the development within this project.


The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2018
As the Share2Uplift movement our goal for 2018 is to identify 250 ethical leaders (Influencers) to be empowered by 21st century mindsets and are connected and collaborate with one another to create value for the whole of the society.

As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.
Share2Uplift aligners are those that:
– Create an inspiring vision of the future;
– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;
– Manage delivery of the vision;
– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.

These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:
• Peace from within;
• Compassion;
• Respectfulness;
• Integrity;
• Responsibility.
As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.
Visit the website for more information.

This week Master Your Mind-platform session on the 16th of August
Please be invited to our upcoming MYM-platform session on the 16th of August, at Biblioteka Nashonal.

From: 7 - 8.30 pm

Entrance: FREE

We will be presenting the books Breaking the habit of being yourself, by Joe Dispenza (presented by Ivan Kuster) and Homo Deus, by Yuval Harari (presented by Michiel van de Veur). We will connect the content of these books with what we presented on yesterday, focused on how to create your own future. Bring along a friend and hope to welcome you on the 16th of August.



Our next Chit Chat Workshop at Mensing’s Caminada

We would also like to invite you to our next workshop:

“Breaking the cycle of self sabotaging behavior. How to recognize and challenge your negative thinking”.

Date: 23rd of August

Time: 7 – 9 pm

Place: Chit Chat Café Mensing’s Caminada. Contact for more info!


Personal coaching tips

This week we will share some personal coaching links focused on “Intention”. Every day we will upload one of these video-links on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.

INTENTION | MOTIVATIONAL VIDEO - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKvB7AcrCIk


INTENTION - Powerful Motivational Video - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy8XbK-R7CQ


The Best Motivation Video 2016 - INTENTION - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR85CIaxZ_4


Discipline And Intent - Motivational Video - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?vd9sWl0nIfI


Key Points of Meditation Intention and Motivation Part1 HD - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoPUOJn6gQA


Key Points of Meditation Intention and Motivation Part2 HD - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScoRMGeSm34




Positive Psycholog, upcoming upcoming Master Your Mind-platform session en this week tips

Posted on August 6, 2018 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog (6th – 13th of August) we will expand on the benefits of using Positive Psychology; we will invite you our next upcoming Master Your Mind-platform session and we will share some personal tips presented as video links based on Positive Psychology. Every single day we will upload a video-link on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.



What is positive psychology and why is it important?

As we are working with different organizations and with different coachees, we have noticed a commonality that we call “the collective consciousness in Curaçao”. These coachees as Influencers, are consistently working on worthwhile personal and organizational goals, while dealing with all kinds of obstacles and resistances of those whom don’t want to change. All are making effective progress towards their goals against all odds and despite resistance. We are studying to identify what makes them successful to “formulate best practices in Curacao” on how to become successful in one’s personal and business life. While we were doing this, we explored, searched and found that “Positive Psychology” has many useful benefits to enable these Influencers in their endeavours to bring along more effectively positive changes in their personal life, in their respective organizations and ultimately in Curaçao. We want to share the benefits of Positive Psychology with you.

Here are some high lights, but we highly suggest to take notice of the complete article which we used as source: positivepsychologyprogram.com/what-is-positive-psychology-definition/



Definition: “Positive psychology is the scientific study of what makes life most worth living.” (Peterson, 2008. Positive psychology is a scientific approach to studying human thoughts, feelings, and behavior with a focus on strengths instead of weakness, building the good in life instead of repairing the bad, and taking the lives of average people up to “great” instead of focusing solely on moving those who are struggling up to “normal” (Peterson, 2008. Positive psychology focuses on the positive events and influences in life, including:
1. Positive experiences (like happiness, joy, inspiration, and love)
2. Positive states and traits (like gratitude, resilience, and compassion)
3. Positive institutions (applying positive principles within entire organizations and institutions)


As a field, positive psychology spends much of its time thinking about topics like character strengths, optimism, life satisfaction, happiness, well-being, gratitude, compassion (as well as self-compassion), self-esteem and self-confidence, hope, and elevation. These topics are studied in order to learn how to help people flourish and live their best lives.
This subfield of psychology is dated since 1998 and initiated by Martin Seligman when he became president of the American Psychological Association calling for a greater focus on the positive in life.

The foundational paper of this new field, positive psychology, was published in 2000 by Seligman and the “founding father” of flow, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. The question “what is wrong with people” has guided the thinking of many researchers and dominated countless scientific studies during the 20th century. It is hard to deny that this entails an important question. In our attempts to answer the question, we as psychologists have gained more understanding of many illnesses and have developed effective treatments for a wide range of problems. However, as an inevitable consequence of our focus on the negative aspects of well-being and health, such as distress and disease, we developed an almost exclusive attention to pathology. We believe that science has focused disproportionately on pathology and repair, and devoted relatively little attention to factors that “make life worth living.” The focus is making a shift. As the 21st century unfolds, however, in positive psychology they are beginning to ask a different question: “What is right about people?”.

The greatest potential benefit of positive psychology is that,

1. It teaches us the power of shifting one’s perspective. This is the focus of many techniques, exercises, and even entire programs based on positive psychology, because a relatively small change in one’s perspective can lead to astounding shifts in well-being and quality of life. Injecting a bit more optimism and gratitude into your life is a simple action that can give you a radically more positive outlook on life. Positive psychology was not established to replace traditional psychology, but to complement it with a positive bias that’s just as strong as psychology’s negative bias over the last several decades.

2. People overestimate the impact of money on their happiness by quite a lot. It does have some influence, but not nearly as much as we might think, so focusing less on attaining wealth will likely make you happier (Aknin, Norton, & Dunn, 2009).

3. Spending money on experiences provides a bigger boost to happiness than spending money on material possessions (Howell & Hill, 2009).

4. Gratitude is a big contributor to happiness in life, suggesting that the more we cultivate gratitude, the happier we will be (Seligman, Steen, Park, & Peterson, 2005).

5. Oxytocin may provoke greater trust, empathy, and morality in humans, meaning that giving hugs or other shows of physical affection may give you a big boost to your overall well-being (and the well-being of others; Barraza & Zak, 2009).

6. Those who intentionally cultivate a positive mood to match the outward emotion they need to display (i.e., in emotional labor) benefit by more genuinely experiencing the positive mood. In other words, “putting on a happy face” won’t necessary make you feel happier, but putting in a little bit of effort likely will (Scott & Barnes, 2011).

7. Happiness is contagious; those with happy friends and significant others are more likely to be happy in the future (Fowler & Christakis, 2008.

8. People who perform acts of kindness towards others not only get a boost in well-being, they are also more accepted by their peers (Layous, Nelson, Oberle, Schonert-Reichl, & Lyubomirsky, 2012).

9. Volunteering time to a cause you believe in improves your well-being and life satisfaction and may even reduce symptoms of depression (Jenkinson et al., 2013).

10. Spending money on other people results in greater happiness for the giver (Dunn, Aknin, & Norton, 2008.



Effect in the workplace:

11. Positive emotions boost our job performance.

12. Positive emotions in the workplace are contagious, which means one positive person or team can have a ripple effect that extends through the entire organization.

13. Small, simple actions can have a big impact on our happiness, meaning that it doesn’t take much to encourage your workplace to become a happier and more positive place (Kjerulf, 2016).

One of the most important benefits of practicing a positive psychological outlook is, to put it broadly…

14. Success! Not only does success make us happier, feeling happy and experiencing positive emotions actually increases our chances of success (Lyubomirsky, King, & Diener, 2005).

However, don’t assume that refusing to brook any encroachment of negative emotions or outlooks will help you reach success.

15. An important finding from positive psychology research is that forcing people who are not naturally optimists to “just think positively” can do more harm than good; unrealistic optimism is detrimental, along with intense pessimism (del Valle & Mateos, 2008; Dillard, Midboe, & Klein, 2009).

Another broad benefit of the positive psychology movement is a more well-defined idea of what “the good life” is. Renowned positive psychologist Roy F. Baumeister and colleagues took on the challenge of determining what makes a good life, and they found some interesting findings that you can apply to your own life (2013). Their research showed that happiness and a sense of meaning in life do not necessarily go hand-in-hand, indicating that focusing on positive emotions alone will not bring the fulfilling and satisfying life you crave. Some of their more specific findings included the following:

16. The satisfaction of one’s wants and needs boost happiness, but have virtually no impact on meaningfulness; this indicates that focusing on obtaining what you want will increase your happiness, but you may have to supplement to get a deeper sense of meaning.

17. Happiness is present-oriented, rooted in the moment, while meaningfulness is more focused on the past and future and how they link to the present; this finding suggests that you can focus on the present to increase your happiness, but you might consider thinking more about your past and future to find meaning.

18. “Givers” experience more meaning, while “takers” experience more happiness; if you find yourself lacking in meaning, try giving back to others, but if you are lacking in happiness, try being accepting of others’ generosity to give yourself a boost.

19. Worry, stress, and anxiety are more likely to be felt by those whose lives are high in meaningfulness and low in happiness; this indicates that you shouldn’t get too down about experiencing negative emotions if you have a strong sense of meaning—a little negative emotion can actually be a good thing!

20. An intention to express your authentic self and a sense of strong personal identity is linked to meaning, but not to happiness; if you are searching for meaning, try working on your practice of authenticity.



As University of Michigan professor and positive psychology legend Christopher Peterson put it:

“…positive psychology is not to be confused with untested self-help, footless affirmation, or secular religion—no matter how good these may make us feel. Positive psychology is neither a recycled version of the power of positive thinking nor a sequel to The Secret.” (2008 )

Peterson goes on to outline the theories and concepts that have resulted from research so far (up to 2008, anyway):


• For the most part, most people are happy.

• Happiness is one of the causes of the good things in life, and also promotes more happiness.

• Most people are pretty resilient.

• Happiness, character strengths, and good social relationships act as buffers against disappointments and setbacks.

• Crises reveal character.

• Other people matter (in terms of what makes life worth living)

• Religion matters (and/or spirituality)

• Work also matters in terms of making life worth living, as long as we are engaged and draw meaning and purpose from it.

• Money has diminishing returns on our happiness after a certain point, but we can buy some happiness by spending money on other people.

Eudaimonia (well-being, deeper form of satisfaction than happiness) is more important than hedonism (sole focus on pleasure and positive emotions) for living the good life.

• The “heart” matters more than the “head,” meaning that things like empathy and compassion are just as important as critical thinking.

• Nearly all good days have three things in common: a sense of autonomy, competence, and connection to others.

• The good life can be taught.

For an overview of some of the most salient theories and concepts in positive psychology, the website www.positivepsychology.org.uk offers a great “mind map” of the field here. We’ll also cover a couple of the biggest topics later in this piece.

In general, the goals of positive psychology in coaching are as follows:

• To positively impact the client’s life – this goal is above all others, and all others feed indirectly into this goal. The number one goal of coaching in general is to improve the client’s life, and positive psychology coaching is no different.

• Increase the client’s experience of positive emotions.

• Help clients identify and develop their strengths and unique talents.

• Enhance the client’s goal-setting and goal-striving abilities.

• Build a sense of hope into the client’s perspective.

• Cultivate the client’s sense of happiness and well-being.

• Nurture a sense of gratitude in the client.

• Help the client build and maintain healthy, positive relationships with others.

• Encourage the client to maintain an optimistic outlook.

• Help the client learn to savor every positive moment (Mentor Coach, n.d.; Peppercorn, 2014).

You can probably easily see why the first goal is the biggest, and basically subsumes all the other goals. Each of Goals 2 through 10 can be considered milestones on the way to Goal 1—effective techniques and objectives that help the client and coach work their way towards the client’s biggest life goals.


An Introduction to the PERMA Model
The PERMA model is a widely recognized and influential model in positive psychology. Seligman proposed this model to help explain and define well-being in greater depth.

“PERMA” is an acronym for the five facets of well-being according to Seligman:

• P – Positive Emotions: Even though seeking positive emotions alone is not a very effective way to boost your well-being, experie
ncing positive emotion is still an important factor. Part of well-being is enjoying yourself in the moment, i.e., experiencing positive emotions.

• E – Engagement: Having a sense of engagement, in which we may lose track of time and become completely absorbed in something we enjoy and excel at, is an important piece of well-being. It’s hard to have a developed sense of well-being if you are not truly engaged in anything you do.

• R – (Positive) Relationships: Humans are social creatures, and we rely on connections with others to truly flourish. Having deep, meaningful relationships with others is vital to our well-being.

• M – Meaning: Even someone who is deliriously happy most of the time may not have a developed sense of well-being if they do not find meaning in their life. When we dedicate ourselves to a cause or recognize something bigger than ourselves, we experience a sense of meaning that there is simply no replacement for.

• A – Accomplishment / Achievement: We all thrive when we are succeeding, achieving our goals, and bettering ourselves. Without a drive to accomplish and achieve, we are missing one of the puzzle pieces of authentic well-being (Seligman, 2011).

This model gives us a comprehensive framework for understanding well-being as well as a foundation for improving well-being. If you’re looking to enhance your own sense of authentic happiness and well-being, all you need to do is focus on…

• Experiencing more positive emotions; do more of the things that make you happy, and bring enjoyment into your daily routine.

• Working on upping your engagement; pursue hobbies that interest you, develop your skills, and look for a job more suited to your passions, if necessary.

• Improve the quality (and/or quantity) of your relationships with others; work on building more positive and supportive relationships with your friends, family, and significant other(s).

• Seek out meaning; if you don’t find it through your work, look for it in volunteering opportunities, personal hobbies or leisure activities, or acting as a mentor for others.

• Keep your focus on achieving your goals—but don’t focus too hard; try to keep your ambition in balance with all of the other important things in life (Seligman, 2011).

Each of these five aspects of the PERMA model are measurable, and each is vital for an overall sense of well-being. This model pushes past the older model of authentic happiness in its consideration of more than just happiness or positive emotions. Of course, positive emotions are important—they’re part of the PERMA model itself, after all—but focusing just on positive emotions will not help you to develop a comprehensive sense of well-being, including engagement, meaning, success, and positive relationships with others.

Happiness alone will likely not propel you towards flourishing, but well-being will.

For more information on positive psychology on specific examples and exercises of Positive Psychology in practice, go to /positivepsychologyprogram.com/what-is-positive-psychology-definition/ and www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-good-life/200805/what-is-positive-psychology-and-what-is-it-not


As the core group of Share2uplift we are now highly recommending this approach, to all our coachees and their respective organizations where they work.


The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2018
As the Share2Uplift movement our goal for 2018 is to identify 250 ethical leaders (Influencers) to be empowered by 21st century mindsets and are connected and collaborate with one another to create value for the whole of the society.

As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:
– Create an inspiring vision of the future;
– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;
– Manage delivery of the vision;
– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.
These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:

• Peace from within;
• Compassion;
• Respectfulness;
• Integrity;
• Responsibility.
As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.
Visit the website for more information.


Our next Master Your Mind-platform session will be on the 16th of August
Please be invited to our next MYM-platform session on the 16th of August, at Biblioteka Nashonal.

From: 7 - 8.30 pm

Entrance: FREE

We will be presenting the books Breaking the habit of being yourself, by Joe Dispenza (presented by Ivan Kuster) and Homo Deus, by Yuval Harari (presented by Michiel van de Veur). We will connect the content of these books with what we presented on yesterday, focused on how to create your own future. Bring along a friend and hope to welcome you on the 16th of August.



Personal coaching tips
In this week’s tips we will share some personal tips presented as video links based on Positive Psychology. Every single day we will upload a video-link on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.

What is Positive Psychology? - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qJvS8v0TTI


Positive Psychology in the Workplace: Thank God It's Monday! - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V3TMeN1Gig

 

Tal Ben-Shahar: The Incredible Power of Positivity - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJTpIfXnbTc&t=6s


Positive Psychology Exercises - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dfwcYNUFUc


What Is Positive Psychology & How It Differs From Positive Thinking - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AnHqUL5KtE


What is Positive Psychology? - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVcn3nzMoEw


Expanding on Joseph Jaworski,Upcoming Master Your Mind-platform session and this week Happiness Tips

Posted on July 30, 2018 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog (30th of July till the 5th of August) we will expand on Joseph Jaworski’s Why, What and How he wants to enable the world to create their own collective future; we will invite you for our upcoming next Master Your Mind-platform session on the 16th of August and we will share with you some personal coaching tips as video links on Happiness. Every day we will upload a video on Facebook.com/share2uplift.



Level IV leadership needed according to Joseph Jaworski

After reading his books Synchronicity, the Inner path to leadership and SOURCE, the inner path to knowledge creation, and after watching several interviews with Jaworski, we have distilled the WHY, WHAT and HOW of his school of thought (go to Joseph Jaworski « Berrett-Koehler on Vimeo to learn how his thoughts developed over the years) and how this can be helpful to our goals as the core group of Share2Uplift.

Why? The complexity, speed and intensity we have to deal with in the world is increasing. There are at least 28 combinatorial changes taking place at this moment that are transformational and disruptive and this is challenging us as human beings in ways we have never experienced before. Check this link out.

Jaworski explains his approach in a simple way as follows:

“Underneath the manifest Explicate reality is an Implicate order (un-manifest world). This is a field of active information, it is where the SOURCE resides. Go to this link Joseph Jaworski « Berrett-Koehler on Vimeo vimeo.com/20720335 29.12 - 35.33 minutes where Jaworski himself explains this approach).





“The way it works is, there is dialogue with the Universe when you become adequate to do this you, there is a way to tap in the field of active information. To bring it from the Implicate to the Explicate. There is a way to do it and there are certain conditions you have to fulfill to get there. There is a two-way dialogue, this is where the creativity comes from. You gain information from source you work with it, you feedback what it is that you gained and you get back more data. (indwelling) It is the opposite of the scientific method. Information plays a simple role in the Universe. In the traditional: there were 2 big elements: Matter and Energy. Emerging now, there is 3rd simple element, Information.

This will be the next big thing in the next 20 years or so. The creation of new knowledge (ROBERT JOHN/ MICHAEL POLANYI) not the management of knowledge, can literally change the world. We have access to gain this information that literally changes the world, that is facing a complexity that is accelerating in a way we have never experienced in history of mankind. By the creation of new knowledge, we can survive.

What? There is a new leadership needed according to Jaworski to deal with the never-ending stream of challenges. It is a different and deeper way of knowing and accessing our intuition, rather than analytical thought. It is needed, so we can collectively shape our future, whereby people are no longer victim, but participate in creating new circumstances, continually deepening their understanding of reality and become more capable in participating in the unfolding of the world. He calls it stage IV leadership. These leaders are aware of and utilize SOURCE.


Level 3 leaders, also called servant leaders, apply a set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, the organization and the world. These servant leaders turn the power pyramid upside down.






Level 4 leaders on the other hand choose to serve life and allow life to unfold through them.

They are able to create meaningful coincidences of two or more events, where something other than the probability of chance is involved. This re-creation happens on an individual but also in a group. In the beautiful flow of these moments it seems as if we are being helped by hidden hands. “Being in the groove” or “In the Zone”.




How?Jaworski’s approach is based on 4 principles: 

Principle # 1: There is an open and emergent quality to the universe. A group of simple components can suddenly re-emerge at a higher level of self-organization as a new entity with new properties.

Principle # 2: The universe is a domain of undivided wholeness; both the material world and consciousness are parts of the same undivided whole. Everything in the universe, including human intentions and ways of being, affects everything else, because everything is part of the same whole.

Principle # 3: There is a creative source of infinite potential enfolded in the universe. Connection to this source leads to the emergence of new realities – discoveries, creation, renewal, and transformation. We are partners in the unfolding of the universe.

Principle # 4: Humans can learn to draw from the infinite potential of the source by choosing to follow a disciplined path toward self-realization and love, the most powerful energy in the universe. The path may include teachings from ancient traditions developed over thousands of years, contemplative practices, and direct exposure to the generative process of nature.



On an individual level the access to the Source can be a sudden illumination; an illumination that arises when someone has been trying over time to solve a tough issue; a knowing that suddenly occurs from SOURCE and an individual can be living and working from SOURCE on an everyday basis. To be able to create meaning full coincidences, Synchronicity, it is necessary to shift from resignation to possibility and to have enough courage to act in an instant. It takes courage to listen to inner knowing. There is no doubt, there is excitement, clarity, anticipation, absolute certainty. But it is also necessary to practice:

• Contemplative Practices = which is meditation, the first aspect is concentration which brings calmness and stability of mind to the practitioner, concentration leads to the second level which mindfulness allows the practitioner to see greater relationships among things and gives him access to a far greater range of information a truly generative place (go to Bringing Meditation into Business – YouTube.

• Journal and practice self-reflection;

• As an important complement to meditation is energy practice for cultivation of universal energy like qigong, tai chi, Aikido storing and accumulating qi in the body strengthening the intuition;

• Spending time in nature: An important portal to personal development that enables access to SOURCE, walks in solitude and go to the deeper regions of consciousness.

Developing a whole organization to a stage 4 level requires these actions:
• Focusing on the growth of the senior team and a critical mass of change leaders to demonstrate commitment and trigger multiplier effects;
• Refining and reaffirming the organization’s guiding ideas and basic assumptions;
• Focusing on the critical three to five shifts needed to unlock the potential of the organization. Gives coherence to the undertaking.
• Magnify the positive attitudes, behaviors and practices that already exist and facilitating an expanded view of individual and organizational potential to do more of those;
• Cascading opportunities for personal growth and development throughout the organization, scaffolding practices become imbedded in the fabric of the day-to-day life of the enterprise.


Intel’s Fab11 project, Intel’s biggest semiconductor fabrication facility, and the largest “fab” of its kind in the world. David Marsing, the project’s general manager, spent six months developing the people at Fab11 before the project construction began. This early training was designed to enable people to start to use a different part of their brain and develop an awareness that leads to unique solutions. The training covered

1. Senge’s 5 Disciplines (Systems Thinking, Shared Vision, Mental Models, Personal Mastery and Team Learning).
2. Dialogue practices based on the work of quantum physicist, David Bohm.
3. Development of capacity of good listening, balancing advocacy, and inquiry.
4. Human dynamics training – personality and team integration.
5. Contemplative practices including meditation to manage stress and develop greater intuitive capacity.

• The results were that Fab11 went from start-up to full-volume production in record time enabling Intel to recoup its $2.5 billion investment in just 5 short months instead of the expected several years, as was the norm.

Another way of explaining this process is called the U-process
(check this link Joseph Jaworski Zin in werk – YouTube) consisting of the seven core practices of the new U-process for generative discovery:
1. Preparation: undertaking a disciplined path of inner self-management;
2. Igniting passion: making a firm commitment to pursue the inquiry, the solution might exist as a hidden possibility;
3. Observing and immersing: Seeing reality with fresh eyes, suspending judgment and immersion in the existing data;
4. Letting go: Releasing current held mental models, mindsets, worldviews, beginning a process of incubation;
5. Indwelling and illumination: Living in the undertaking, surrendering oneself to the work, absorbed in the experience, retreating using the generative process of nature as a portal to learning and new knowledge, and receiving illumination – the perception of a new reality, discovering the hidden solution.
6. Crystallizing and prototyping: Moving through a period of of crystallization and prototyping, making manifest what was discovered.
7. Testing and verifying: Transforming the new knowledge into usable products, decisions or strategies.

When they were in a state of commitment and surrender, open to fundamental shifts of minds, they began to experience “synchronicity”.


Based on Jaworski’s experiences over the years, the key barrier in teams to create the single intelligence is, a lack of trust: within each individual, across the group, and in the process. If group members don’t know each other, then they must build trust so that individuals feel they can take the risk of being open. The degree of difficulty in building trust within a group is a function of how much individuals trust themselves. And participants must have faith in the possibilities inherent to the process that they are about to embark on the journey the U- Process invites us on is about creation. There can never be an instruction manual for creation, at least no more than there can be an instruction manual for art or living in general—there are only points of departure. This is a journey where we experience the intense drama of bringing something new into the world. In doing so we remember that we are joyously and forever “hard- wired to the cosmos.”


The way to break the boundaries between people, because they consider themselves as separate and to create and operate as a single intelligence for the good of their organization, for the good of their organization is by bringing them to nature, according to JAWORSKI (Go to this link “Break the boundaries and work as a single intelligence Joseph Jaworski Zin in werk – YouTube.


Another important lesson learned via demonstration project in India they initiated to drastically lower malnourishment among children in province in India, was:

To have an effective Bohemian Dialogue (go to sprott.physics.wisc.edu/Chaos-Complexity/dialogue.pdf), the facilitators should do the hard work of building capacity via disciplined personal practice (contemplative practices, journaling and self- reflection, energy practice and spending time in nature), it is only then the single intelligence is created.


As the core group of Share2Uplift we are convinced, that we can learn from these best practices in unfolding the Share2Uplift movement in practical sense in Curaçao. Stay tuned.


The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2018
As the Share2Uplift movement our goal for 2018 is to identify 250 ethical leaders to be empowered by 21st century mindsets and are connected and collaborate with one another to create value for the whole of the society.

As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.


These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

• Responsibility.

As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress. Visit the website for more information.


Our next Master Your Mind-platform session will be on the 16th of August
Please be invited to our next MYM-platform session on the 16th of August, at Biblioteka Nashonal.

From: 7 - 8.30 pm

Entrance: FREE

We will be presenting the books Breaking the habit of being yourself, by Joe Dispenza (presented by Ivan Kuster) and Homo Deus, by Yuval Harari (presented by Michiel van de Veur). We will connect the content of these books with what we presented on yesterday, focused on how to create your own future. Bring along a friend and hope to welcome you on the 16th of August.


Personal coaching tips

In this week personal coaching tips, we will share some “Happiness” tips as video links. Each single day during the week we will upload on video on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.


Tal Ben-Shahar: Is Facebook Making Us Sad? - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg9dBc697XU


Happiness on Vimeo
vimeo.com/244405542


Happiness (Short Inspirational video) - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=32L83I9DNi8


HAPPINESS - A Short Film - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXHcsSg6k7o


How to Be Happy - Secrets to Happiness - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?vI9jv_KJsTw


Trading money for happiness - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbE-yHMGs5E


The book Sapiens, A brief history of mankind, Chit Chat Workshop and This week tips

Posted on July 23, 2018 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog (23rd – 29th of July) we will expand on the quintessence and lessons learned from the book “Sapiens, A brief history of mankind”, which we presented in our last Master Your Mind platform session on the 19th of July; we will invite you to our next Chit Chat Mensingh’s Caminada workshop “Happiness is the journey for happiness an internal or external pursuit? Where does your happiness originate from and can you influence it or is it a matter of fate?”. We will end with some personal coaching tips as video links on leadership. Each single day during the week we will upload on video on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.



Why we need to prepare to adapt?
In this weekly blog, we have at times explained, that we need to prepare to adapt because of the speed, complexity and intensity of the changes that are taking place in this day and age. There are at least 28 combinatorial changes taking place at this moment that are transformational and disruptive and this is challenging us as human beings in ways we have never experienced before. Check this link out where Futurist Gerd Leonhard explains this.


In the book “Sapiens, a brief history of human kind”, by the author Yuval Noah Harari, he presents how human history has been shaped over the years and end with a rather personal projection of the future. (Why Humans Run the World - Yuval Noah Harari on TED – YouTube  and a Book Summary: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari.


Future
Harari believes the future to be a world with people like us enjoying better technology. The revolutionary potential of future technologies is to change Homo sapiens itself, including our bodies and our minds, and not merely our vehicles and weapons. Humans will acquire abilities that in the past were considered divine, such as eternal youth, mind reading, and the ability to engineer life. The past history of life owes nothing to divine intelligence. Ironically, however, the zealots may well be right about the future. Very soon, the four-billion-year-old regime of natural selection may be overthrown, and life in the universe will increasingly be shaped by the intelligent designs of divine beings.

People have been using selective breeding, castration and other forms of bio-engineering for at least 10,000 years. But recent advances in our understanding of how organisms work, down to the cellular and genetic levels, have opened up previously unimaginable possibilities. For example, scientists can today take a gene from a jellyfish that glows in a green florescent light, and implant it in a rabbit or a monkey, which starts glowing in a green florescent light. Instead of limiting themselves to working with organic structures, future designers might well use inorganic parts as well, and engineer cyborgs. (Definition: A fictional or hypothetical person whose physical abilities are extended beyond normal human limitations by mechanical elements built into the body).


At present, we cannot solve all technical problems. But we are working on them. Our best minds are not wasting their time trying to give meaning to death. Instead, they are busy investigating the physiological, hormonal, and genetic systems responsible for disease and old age. A few serious scholars suggest that by 2050, some humans will become a-mortal (not immortal, because they could still die of some accident, but a-mortal, meaning that in the absence of fatal trauma their lives could be extended indefinitely).

In spite of all these developments in science and technology, we still seem unhappy in many ways and we are unsure of what we want. Is there anything more dangerous that dissatisfied and irresponsible gods who don’t know what they want?


Happiness
We are more powerful than our ancestors have ever been, but are we much happier?

Very few scientific studies focus on happiness.

• First of all, happiness depends less on objective conditions and more on our own expectations. Expectations, however, tend to adapt to conditions. When things improve, expectations balloon, and consequently even dramatic improvements in conditions might leave us as dissatisfied as before.
• A second explanation is that both our expectations and our happiness are determined by our internal biochemical system. And our biochemical system has no real interest in happiness.
• A third explanation is that humans simply don’t understand what happiness is.

Scholars have researched the history of just about everything – politics, economics, diseases, sexuality, food – yet they have seldom asked how they all influence human happiness. A more nuanced stance agrees with the romantics that, up until the modern age, there was no clear correlation between power and happiness. Medieval peasants may indeed have been more miserable than their hunter-gatherer ancestors. We have at long last turned the corner and begun increasing global happiness systematically. We can congratulate ourselves on the accomplishments of modern Homo sapiens only if we completely ignore the fate of all other animals.



Human history in a nutshell

Human history has been shaped over the years by three major revolutions:

• the Cognitive Revolution (70,000 years ago), how the Homo Sapiens became the only surviving human specie and moved humanity from an obscure species in the middle all the way to the top of the food chain;
• the Agricultural Revolution (10,000 years ago), our transition from hunter-gatherer to farmers: domestication of animals and plants and
• the Scientific Revolution (500 years ago), our transition to domination.

These revolutions have empowered humans to do something no other form of life has done, which is to create and connect around ideas that do not physically exist (think religion, capitalism, and politics). These shared “myths” have enabled humans to take over the globe and have put humankind on the verge of overcoming the forces of natural selection. But then in the past 1000 years, humans have evolved to take over the world and are on the verge of overcoming natural selection and becoming gods.

Power and imagination
Sapiens rule the world, because we are the only animal that can cooperate flexibly in large numbers. We can create mass cooperation networks, in which thousands and millions of complete strangers work together towards common goals. One-on-one, even ten-on-ten, we humans are embarrassingly similar to chimpanzees. Any attempt to understand our unique role in the world by studying our brains, our bodies, or our family relations, is doomed to failure. The real difference between us and chimpanzees is the mysterious glue that enables millions of humans to cooperate effectively.

This mysterious glue is made of stories, not genes. We cooperate effectively with strangers because we believe in things like gods, nations, money and human rights. Yet none of these things exists outside the stories that people invent and tell one another. Only Sapiens can believe such stories. This is why we rule the world, and chimpanzees are locked up in zoos and research laboratories.

Science and religion
Polytheist: Egyptian, Roman, Greek, Nordic, German: many gods, often one leading god

Monotheistic: Christianity, Islam: one god, still many saints

Non-theist: Jainism and Buddhism in India, Daoism and Confucianism in China, and Stoicism, Cynicism and Epicureanism in the Mediterranean basin: superhuman order governing the world is the product of natural laws, gods having their niche in the ecosystem, but are still part of the universal law of nature and do not prevent suffering to arise from craving. We came a long way in defeating death. When the gods created man, they set death as man’s inevitable destiny, and man must learn to live with it. In the two centuries since Waterloo, we are developing new medicines, revolutionary treatments, and artificial organs that will lengthen our lives and might one day vanquish the Grim Reaper himself. As a result, most late-modern religions and ideologies do not see death and its aftermath central to the meaning of life anymore: communists, capitalists, feminists do not answer the question of life after death.

The marriage of science and religion is clear in the way funds have been made available to chart the universe, map the planet, and catalogue the animal kingdom. Science is used to support political, religious and economical goals. European powers were different: without the Europeans and their quest to colonise the world, a lot less would be known about the world.


Ecology
Is the agricultural revolution an improvement?

The Agricultural Revolution left farmers with lives generally more difficult and less satisfying than those of foragers. Hunter-gatherers spent their time in more stimulating and varied ways, and were less in danger of starvation and disease. The Agricultural Revolution certainly enlarged the sum total of food at the disposal of humankind, but the extra food did not translate into a better diet or more leisure.
The discrepancy between evolutionary success of domesticated animals and individual suffering is one of the most important lessons of history.


Humankind really has taken over the world, annihilating the wild animals and mistreating the domesticated ones. We are focussing on the material needs of our domesticated animals, but neglect their emotional and social needs.
We became enslaved by wheat, rice and potatoes. Wheat, rice and potatoes domesticated Homo sapiens, rather than vice versa. Humans in many parts of the world were doing little from dawn to dusk other than taking care of wheat plants. It wasn’t easy. Wheat demanded a lot of them. The body of Homo sapiens had not evolved for such tasks. Moreover, the new agricultural tasks demanded so much time that people were forced to settle permanently next to their wheat fields.


Money and politics
People are willing to do such things when they trust the figments of their collective imagination. Money is accordingly a system of mutual trust, and not just any system of mutual trust: Money is the most universal and most efficient system of mutual trust ever devised. Even people who do not believe in the same god or obey the same king are more than willing to use the same money. Just as writing developed to answer the needs of intensifying administrative activities, so barley money developed to answer the needs of intensifying economic activities. Money does not need a lot of space and cannot deteriorate.

Before credit, we needed cash for everything. This froze economies. Only after accepting a system that trusted the future. In it, people agreed to represent imaginary goods—goods that do not exist in the present—with a special kind of money they called “credit.” Credit enables us to build the present at the expense of the future. It’s founded on the assumption that our future resources are sure to be far more abundant than our present resources.

Since 1945, we have lived in the most peaceful era ever all around the world. No independent country recognized by the UN has been conquered and wiped off the map. Limited international wars still occur from time to time, and millions still die in wars, but wars are no longer the norm. Many people believe that the disappearance of international war is unique to the rich democracies of Western Europe. In fact, peace reached Europe after it prevailed in other parts of the world. Real peace is the implausibility of war, humankind has broken the law of the jungle because we know we have more to win with peace than with war (war is costly and generates little) as most value turned from the land to ideas in the minds of the people.


To summarize, Harari attempts to explain how Homo Sapiens came to be the dominant species on earth as well as the sole representative of the human genius in this book. His current research focuses on macro-historical questions such as:

• What is the relationship between history and biology?
• What is the essential difference between Homo sapiens and other animals?
• Is there justice in history?
• Does history have a direction?
• Did people become happier as history unfolded?


As the core-group of Share2uUplift we wanted to share Harari’s thoughts with you. The scientific revolution is only 500 years old whilst we are again in ERA of accelerated changes.

In our next MYM-platform session on the 16th of August, we will present his second book Homo Deus, a brief History of Tomorrow. In next week’s blog we will expand on how Joseph Jaworski explains how the nature of leadership in these times need to change as well because old analytical approaches are not sufficient flexible and creative. So, stay tuned.


The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2018
As the Share2Uplift movement our goal for 2018 is to identify 250 ethical leaders to be empowered by 21st century mindsets and are connected and collaborate with one another to create value for the whole of the society.

As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;
– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;
– Manage delivery of the vision;
– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.

These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:
• Peace from within;
• Compassion;
• Respectfulness;
• Integrity;
• Responsibility.

As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.
Visit the website for more information.


Our next workshop at Chit Chat Mensing’s Caminada
Thursday the 26th of July and will focus on Happiness. 
More on www.facebook.com/events/1053938558117964/






Personal coaching tips
In this week personal coaching tips, we will share some leadership tips as video links. Each single day during the week we will upload on video on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.


LEADER (Motivational Video) - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yuHozo_A4w


Born To be a Leader - Inspirational Video - [Featuring Myles Munroe] - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?vMBLyCxfgkw


Joseph Jaworski on GlobalLeadership.TV : Nature Experience as Transformative Practice (Chap 13) - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibzJfraJG-I


Leadership Qualities - Motivational video - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQDgEyCv19Q


American Leadership Forum (ALF) Founder, Joseph Jaworski - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?vw2oDmLsyMI


Joseph Jaworski about Nature as the Teacher - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl5759h1Jxg



Part 2/2: Child First Foundation, Master Your Mind Platform Book Session and this week tips

Posted on July 9, 2018 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (1)

In this week’s blog (9th – 15th of July) we will present to you part two of our article on the Child First Foundation (CFF), were they will share their challenges and their experiences especially with their mindfulness exercises; we will invite you to our next upcoming Master Your Mind-platform session on the 19th of July and we will share some personal tips as video links on happiness with you. Every day we will upload one of these links on our Facebook.com/ Share2uplift page.


Founder of Child First Foundation and After School Academy
We talked to Christian A. Peterson chairman and founder of Child First Foundation and CFF’s After School Academy (ASA) about WHY, he started with the Child First Foundation which 3 years ago started with the ASA.


Chris: “Education makes or breaks an entire nation. The main reason to start Child First Foundation is to combat the epidemic of the absent fathers in the life and education of our children”.


“Child First Foundation and the After School Academy, wants to make sure that children get a well-balanced education in the afternoons. The aim is to become a “pilot”, so that the concept of holistic education can become a model on a world level by educating children, that when they become fathers they understand that this brings along responsibilities towards that child”.

“Our mission is a “Yu di Kòrsou” as world citizen in different walks and areas of life. That is why we choose to teach English as a second language, beside Papiamentu”.

“Our vision is to enable people to develop holistically; that is spiritually, mentally, physically and artistically. We deliberately choose the school “Kolegio Nechie Pieters” as a pilot for the world, being one of the poorest schools on the island in one of the neighborhoods that needs all the attention and assistance of the world. We are confident, as the saying goes, that if we make it in Buena Vista, we can make it everywhere”.


In the After School Academy they focus on:

1. GOD,
2. Forgiveness,
3. Mindfulness practices,
4. Seva, is selfless service or work performed without any thought of reward or repayment to contribute to the improvement of a community,
5. English as the second language besides our local language Papiamentu,
6. Arts and other expressive subjects such as drama, theater, music and dance, but also homework assistance, physical exercises/sports are also part of our holistic program,
7. Monthly day trips, to prepare our ASA children to gain a more worldly view in their outlook, on their way to become world citizens ultimately.

They also emphasize the importance of these three elements:
1. Breathing,
2. Sleeping,
3. Water-household of the children, the children need to drink enough water because it helps to detox, purify and heal their body.


What are the major challenges the CFF-team and ASA have to deal with?
After almost three years, the Child First Foundation Team shared with us the major challenges up to now.

1. Getting and keeping enough intrinsically motivated teachers that share Child First Foundation’s After school Academy’s (CFF ASA) vision, is a big challenge. CFF ASA needs teachers that genuinely want to contribute in creating world class citizens that are happy, mindful, purposeful and that lead significant lives. Just like there are many top sportsmen from Curaçao that have their roots in Buena Vista, it must be possible to work together with the help of all volunteers, on creating the right environment, for the best surgeons, plumbers, musicians, carpenters, astronauts, mobile app developers and novel writers in the world to emerge from Buena Vista. Slowly, but surely, they are making progress in this area although that has not been the easiest hurdle to take.

2. Another huge challenge is to find the formula to achieve more parent involvement, especially fathers that are at present almost 100% absent. Parents are not yet responding to our efforts nor calls. They don’t come to “parent- teacher conferences” to discuss the progress of their children. So of late we have brainstormed on ways and means that will be totally out of the box to get them at meetings to be able to address the issue and motivate them to be involved. We will keep on trying and learn as we go until we have gained enough parent support. Our goal is to even get parents so much involved to create a parent committee and strive to have the committee to keep us accountable of the program and its methods, we are offering to the children.

3. They also had to deal with a lot of vandalism and theft. Getting the neighborhood more involved to carry, protect and develop the project remains a daily concern which has the full attention of CFF. Of late there is some progress being made in getting the neighbors a tiny bit involved, which will increase safety and security.

4. The children not having any food to eat is the challenge that they are actively working on, as we speak. Although CFF is very fortunate and extremely grateful to work with a vast network of volunteers that shared their knowledge and expertise and also for the fact that CFF has an ever-increasing network of financial sponsors, they still lack sufficient structural financial and other resources as yet, to finance and achieve their Food Program ambitions. Nevertheless at this specific moment they are focusing on mobilizing funds for their Food program (look therefore at the following link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT-4xTDAo8s&feature=youtu.be

How are the Mindfulness exercises influencing the children?
Gretna Provence the Mindfulness Volunteer Senior Teacher of CFF’s After School Academy,: “When dealing with the children from “Nechi Pieters” from the neighborhood Buena Vista one can sense their deep need and hunger for love, attention and because of our approach we are starting to see results, not big results yet, but you can experience changes and a growing respect for the teachers”.

I can see a noticeable difference in the children. Students that were fighting everyday don’t do it anymore and have become clearly more respectful. We start our class with a routine, called conscious discipline. We try to make them feel safe with us, so that when they close their eyes they really feel safe. When they come in the class they have to pass through where I position myself. After that they take off their shoes and they can go to their mat. We ask them to choose based on a safety stick they have made themselves, between either a kiss, smile, power, high five or a hug. As they are hungry for attention, most choose to have a hug. We have noticed a real change among them when we start our class like that, because they can sit quiet within themselves for stretches of 5 to 10 minutes. We see the difference in the class, but we don’t know yet if it is sustainable as we have no influence on them when they are at home nor when they are in the morning classes”.


One of the biggest successes is the great collaboration CFF has with the directors of the Roman Catholic Schoolboard, Mrs. Lisette van Lamoen-Garmers and Mrs. Karina Lombardi, who gave the premises, buildings and facilities CFF is using at present for ASA at Manhattanweg 6 in Buena Vista, on loan. Another highlight of immense proportion is the fact that the Roman Catholic Bishop, Monseigneur Luis Secco blessed and approved ASA’s Program including the matter given by Gretna, which is Mindfulness.

CFF is very aware of the necessity of combining resources on our island and welcomes all that want to collaborate and contribute to common goals. In fact, at this moment they are working with an organization that is also exploring After School curriculum to be offered in Curaçao and they are exploring how they can collaborate in an effective way.


The ASA volunteer coordinators are conscious that their approach distinguishes itself from the more common curriculums that is offered, as it is based on three pillars, namely:


1. Forgiveness in all three forms, which are, to forgive another, to ask for forgiveness and to forgive oneself.
2. Mindfulness practices, cleanses and increases focus besides relief stress and improve sleep;
3.SEVA, which is the Sanskrit word for acts of kindness and volunteer work. The Roman Catholics are by far the world champions in volunteer work through the ages. They built hospitals, schools (like ours), boarding schools, etc. etc. like no other organization. At ASA it is required that children offer back to the community as part of the curriculum”.

The two ASA volunteer social workers, who are liaisons between the children and their parents are beginning to see signs of more involvement of parents and also the neighborhood as a result in their efforts.

Nevertheless it is crystal clear that ASA has to do a better job to involve parents and the neighborhood more. It is the intention to have the whole neighborhood support the initiatives of CFF and that its location becomes an “Oasis” for all.


About the Food Program

Carolina Silva Vargas who is the volunteer who coordinates the food program shows that good nutrition is essential for the development of the children and continues stating the reason: ”We have come to notice that the children come to the classes without having something to eat or they eat very unhealthy (Soft drink and Chips) as lunch. As sugar influences them negatively, we started a healthy Food Program based on very low sugar intake. Through healthy eating habits we can prevent chronic diseases and reduce health issues. Look at this link related to our food program:www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT-4xTDAo8s&feature=youtu.be

We are now thinking that we can lower the needed funds some more, as we cut on costs and are working more efficient, but we need to have donors supporting this essential program. If donors would support this food program for 5 years, we would be able to feed the children and also prove its effects on their performances and behaviors.”

In this regard CFF understands the need for a scientific approach of measurement of its performance and result in general of its whole program, not only the food program.

Very recently preliminary discussions have been held with an expert in this sense, Mr. Alvin Daal, together with the University of Curacao to assist in setting up a periodically program to for better guidance and effective management purposes. “Meten is weten” as the Dutch say.


Raychan Look, who is the committed volunteer organizer of the walk “Kaminata Yu i Tata (KYT)” and is also one of the five hosts of the Live Radio daily talk show “2121 Live Atardi”. Raychan: “in November 2017 we held the first KYT and we will continue to have it on a yearly basis in November. This year it will be kept on their and the reason for the name we chose (Kaminata Yu i Tata), is to focus on the relationship between especially the father and his child, creating awareness of the importance of fathers being present in the life of their children. The funds that will be collected will be used to finance the Food program.

On this note we are using creative ways and means to collect funds.”

Raychan gave us an example of a Miss Teenager contestant of this year’s pageant who collected, on her own initiative, together with the known news anchor and TV producer, Mr Rachid Felida, a friend of Raychan, during one mass at a Church ANG 1.501,00 for ASA’s Food Program. And Raychan added: “we also received groceries from mentioned Rachid and the Miss Teenager Contestant, which Carolina immediately used and cooked deliciously for the children. I must confess that I also had the opportunity to taste how good the food was, for which I am thankful, to my friend Rachid.”

The newest Team Volunteer on the block, is the passionate Andayé Tecla, who so far does mostly the back office explains: “we are using all within our abilities to collect the much needed funds and are brainstorming on other ways and means to collect those needed funds. We have lots of volunteers that offer their valuable time and knowledge and skills to contribute. We have wonderful suppliers offering us discounts. Our aim now is to approach ultimately Dutch, Other European and USA Donors and Special Funds. We believe that our local fiscal laws may well be needed to be reviewed and revised to make the contribution to charity more attractive, not only for the Child First Foundation, but for all other good causes as well.


To finalize the blog the Child First Foundation has the following recurring activities, the Kaminata Yu i Tata (KYT) in November, a monthly full moon mediation event, several community volunteer work projects, a movie evening “sine den bario (Sineba)” event every first Friday of the month.
More info: Child First Foundation Facebook
Website: www.childfirst-foundation.com
Instagram: Childfirstfoundationcuracao


As core group of Share2uplift we totally support this bold effort to enable change mindsets among schoolchildren, their parents and the neighborhood of Buena Vista. We would like to call all those that want to align with Child Care Foundation and After School Academy to support their Food Program and be practical. Approach them if you want more information or just donate.



The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2018
As the Share2Uplift movement our goal for 2018 is to identify 250 ethical leaders to be empowered by 21st century mindsets and are connected and collaborate with one another to create value for the whole of the society.

As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:
– Create an inspiring vision of the future;
– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;
– Manage delivery of the vision;
– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.

These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:
• Peace from within;
• Compassion;
• Respectfulness;
• Integrity;
• Responsibility.

As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.
Visit the website for more information.


Our next Master Your Mind Platform Session

Please be invited to our next MYM-platform session on the 19th of July.

At Biblioteka Nashonal
From: 7 - 8.30 pm
Entrance: FREE

We will be presenting the books Sapiens (A history of humanity) and Source (The inner path to Innovation) with some short highlights of Synchronicity, the Inner Path to Leadership.
Bring along a friend and hope to welcome you back on the 19th of July.


Personal coaching tips

This week we will present tips on Happiness. Everyday we will upload a link on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.


An Algorithm for Happiness with Mo Gawdat - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKZF1f8QneY

How to be happy: the happiness equation revealed? - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfCq-3L_rNk

Happiness - Motivational Video - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njc5w1WRzYw

What Is Real Happiness - Motivational Video - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vabJb45O45o

Success And The Secret To Happiness - Motivational Video - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze6WrUR0JpA

The Science Of Happiness - Motivational Video - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWhj_Q01a2U



The essence of the book Tijd voor nieuwe zaken, Bos di Hubentut 25 years, This week workshop @ Chit Chat and Tips

Posted on June 25, 2018 at 1:40 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog (25th of June till the 2nd of July) we will expand on the essence of the book: “Tijd voor nieuwe zaken, by Judith Manshanden illustrating what impact the new order will have on purpose of the organisation, business model, management models and leadership; we will congratulate Bos di Hubentut for celebrating their 25th anniversary; we will invite you to our upcoming workshop “How to overcome obstacles that are holding you back” of the 26th of June at Chit Chat Mensing’s Caminada; we will end with some personal success tips varying from morning rituals to habits of successful people, as video links. Every day we will upload one of these links also on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.

Tijd voor nieuwe zaken’s quintessence
In the book “Tijd voor nieuwe zaken”, by Judith Manshanden, she accurately describes our time and invites you to take advantage of the possibilities with your heart and your mind. Michiel van der Veur presented the highlights of this book in our last Master Your Mind platform session at the Biblioteka Nashonal. We would like to share with you the quintessence of her book derived from the presentation of Michiel.

Manshanden: “We are going throough great changes and this affects the purpose of organisations, the business models, the management models and the required leadership of organisations in the 21st century”. How? From a logical machine (20th century) to an interconnected system (21st century).

Manshanden: “A new world view is emerging, in which the world is no longer a logical machine, but an interconnected system. This new world view affects our driving force, our ideas, our behaviour and our business models. As a result, our economic system also changes: purpose, connectedness, and living your purpose become important drivers. In interconnected systems the micro and the macro are connected, before you can build an interconnected system, you have to transition to the new world view.

The new economic order requires new behaviour whereby the purpose is the most important factor in an interconnected world. The new behaviour requires the use of the right side of our brain.” “To change an organisation, one needs to understand this new model. In this new model we:
• migrate from self-interest to the greater good;
• no longer see growth as linear, but as adaptive change;
• no longer need bosses, but people who guide processes; that inspire, build trust and create connections.”
“The purpose is the soul of the organisation, transcends the vision and mission. The purpose of the organisation is connected to the purpose of the employees and clients. The purpose functions like a compass. The purpose of the organisation is always present in the best employees. A purpose needs to be felt and lived. Story telling is a great way to embed the purpose in the organisation.”

New business models replace the linear business model: for example they become a circular economy or a sharing economy. An interconnected organisation has a purpose and creates a shared value by re-evaluating products and markets, redesigning the value chain, and building supporting clusters. A shift from command and control to trust and intrinsic motivation is underway. An interconnected organisation (the Co-operative and the Network organisation) is a learning organisation. Success is measured in long term results and short term experiences.

To introduce interconnected ways of working within current structures: requires more responsibilities, scrum.




















In a Co-operative the clients or suppliers are the owners and it is a legal entity;
• A Network organisation is not a legal entity, but based on the intention of those who want to work together;
• In scrum: people and their interaction are more important than processes and instruments, working products are more important than complete documentation, working together with clients is more important than negotiating a contract, and being flexible is more important than following a plan.


In an interconnected organisation, the leader is no longer the boss, but facilitates employees in their performance. Main tasks of an interconnected leader:
• Inspire employees
• Create the context for optimal performance (trust)
• Connect dots and align efforts (internally and externally)


To transform starts with a new mind set, a new organisational structure comes later.

Manshanden says that when you switch to the interconnected world view, you will experience dissonance. A pioneer mentality is required to overcome problems and explore new ways of working. Others can’t be forced to make the switch. When you want to transform your organisation, make sure you have a clear purpose. At first it takes a lot of energy, but it will be rewarding.

The core-group of Share2Uplift is pleased to have found an author describing what we are experiencing now on a small scale on Curacao and we expect that it will only grow in the very near future.


The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2018
As the share2uplift movement our goal for 2018 is to identify 250 ethical leaders to be empowered by 21st century mindsets and are connected and collaborate with one another to create value for the whole of the society.
As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.
Share2Uplift aligners are those that:
– Create an inspiring vision of the future;
– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;
– Manage delivery of the vision;
– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.
These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:
• Peace from within;
• Compassion;
• Respectfulness;
• Integrity;
• Responsibility.

As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.
Visit the website for more information.


Bos di Hubentut celebrating their 25th anniversary
On the 23rd of June Bos di Hubentut celebrated their 25th anniversary. We would like to bow deeply for the leadership of Bos di Hubentut and express our warmest congratulations for educating cohorts and cohorts of our youth over all these years, either in Brigada di Seguridat, Hóben Goberna, Hóben Empresario Formando Kreando I Edukando or via Kribando e Gritonan di Silensioso. You are a role model in perseverance and resilience and may you continue doing your work for our youth for EONS and EONS.For more on Bos di Hubentut check our post and for more on Bos di Hubentut go to Facebookpagina or website

Our next Chit Chat Mensing's Caminada workshop
Haydee Hermans and Ivan Kuster on Tuesday the 26th of June
Whatever your goals, there will be obstacles in your way. Please join us and let us guide you through some tips and tops on how to overcome those challenges and keep you moving on.




















Personal coaching tips
In this week’s personal coaching tips, we will share with you some personal success tips varying from morning rituals to habits of successful people, as video links. Every day we will upload one of these links also on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page some motivational video links. We will upload a link every day via Facebook.com/share2uplift.

6 Steps For Creating An Effective Morning Ritual - The Morning Miracle By Hal Elrod - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=29-djbEq6nM

The 5 LESSONS In Life People Learn TOO LATE - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mlZFar2iLA

10 SKILLS That Are HARD to Learn, BUT Will Pay Off FOREVER! - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wPeC4CLkLU

5 Morning ROUTINES That Will TRANSFORM Your LIFE! | #BelieveLife - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmO5aLvwe8A

10 Habits Of All Successful People! - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?vk20-E0yx_s

5 Lessons To Live By - Dr. Wayne Dyer (Truly Inspiring) - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOkNkcZ_THA