>Inspiring Your Authentic Week

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Inspiring Your Authentic Week

Uplift or Depress

Posted: 21 Apr 2008 02:07 AM CDT

I saw the BBC TV news for the first time in six months last week and I was shocked.

The news was incredibly depressing. I went to bed in feeling genuinely distressed about the state of the world. I wondered how these calamities could have crept up without me noticing. I do read the news, why had I not seen these stories building.

I went back to my regular internet based news to check. I found the stories, the same stories, but the presentation was different. They were just news, not good news, but not terrible either.

What effect does it have on a population to be drip fed disaster?

It is easy to imagine that this persistent hammering in of negativity could lead to a sense of pessimism, hopelessness and even depression.

With a consequent apathy, unwillingness to engage and inability to rise to the challenges we face. These are all symptoms that we see in society.

I am not suggesting that it is all the fault of the media, but our media has a huge responsibility and so do we.

Neither am I suggesting that we bury our heads in the sand and avoid the news altogether. I am suggesting that whatever we do, including absorbing media, we do it consciously. More specifically that when news is shocking we check other sources to see how they portray it.

Even more than that, we seek out the positive and inspirational and we share it with as many people as possible to offer some measure of balance.

And perhaps the greatest responsibility we have is that make the communication of our own news, thoughts and ideas as positive and uplifting as we possibly can.

That we all seek to inspire in every interaction we have with anyone whether it is family and friends or colleagues and shop staff.

We need to be creative to solve the challenges we face as a society and most of us are at our most creative when we feel the pressure and also feel a sense of opportunity and possibility.

Depression replaces possibility with apathy.

Inspiration replaces apathy with intention.

Inspire someone with their opportunity today.

For more ideas on your potential to inspire…

Download my free e-books “Authentic Leadership” and “What is my Purpose” at www.authentictransformation.co.uk if you find them inspiring, recommend them to others.

Get a copy of Seven Stages of Authenticity , come to the Authentic Transformation Day in Liverpool or book a chat with me to help you live your life more authentically.

If you want to really develop your ability to inspire others come on the Authentic Transformation Advance in October and join an inspirational group who are already changing the world.

I am looking forward to our collaboration to inspire everyone 🙂

With love


neil crofts  – coach, consultant, facilitator
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About Neil Crofts

Writer, coach and consultant on authentic business and authentic leadership. Neil has inspired and motivated hundreds organisations and thousands of individuals to their highest potential. Neil has written three published books and numerous e-books. Neil is a coach, facilitator and consultant helping people and businesses find their authentic purpose and use it to inspire and motivate them to be everything that they can be. Neil has raced cars, been self-employed, run a company and sold it, been employed by large companies, experienced growth and contraction at the heart of the dotcom boom, tried changing companies from the inside and from the outside as European Head of Strategy at internet consultancy/rock band Razorfish. Neil has been independent for over 10 years and delivered his Authentic Leadership message to a diverse range of business audiences including people at BP, Shell, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, MSN, Jamie Oliver, South Gloucestershire Council, National Blood Transfusion Service, KaosPilots Business School, Fashion company By Malene Birger, German technology company Eleven.
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