Larry Mullins

June 17, 2009

A CONFRONTATION OF VALUES

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Francis Hesselbein, chair of the Leader to Leader Institute, has observed that “No less than the clergy, ethical, principled business leaders are being called.” The MetaValues Breakthrough goes further than this, declaring that leaders of all kinds are being “called.” Perhaps more important, the rank and file of America’s workforce are also being called. At issue is a confrontation of values. The outcome of this struggle may well determine the course of civilization for the next thousand years. The MetaValues Breakthrough is nothing less than a blueprint to engage the genius of the people to set into motion the actualization of those things that “ought to be” —all that is potentially Good, Beautiful, and True.

June 16, 2009

The Third Part of the Secret

The third part of the secret is that Self-Actualizers habitually make growth decisions rather than safety decisions. Most people live mundane lives that are virtually devoid of courageous decisions; we want structure and predictability. Many individuals with high IQs waste their lives arranging, classifying, and polishing the known rather than enjoying the adventure of discovering the unknown. Yet actualization is all about new and unfolding possibilities. Potential Actualizers are better able to take advantage of these opportunities because they make growth decisions and act on those decisions. Actualizers acquire an independent spirit and a habit of being active, deciding agents rather than tentative, helpless whiners.

No special training is necessary to utilize this secret. You have, right now, access to exactly the same core of power, energy, and inspiration that sustains the top one percent of achievers. But you cannot think your way into the self-actualizing process—you need to act your way into it. You need to make the components of this secret a fundamental part of your everyday life. For more information, see the free videos at http//:www.LarryMullins.com

Instantly Become a New Person

The second part of the “secret” is a precious attitude that Maslow uncovered in Self-Actualizers: they assume a nonnegotiable responsibility for the inner life experience. Again, most of us don’t have this attitude. For instance, how often do you say things like, “He makes me angry”? How often do you hold resentments about past injustices? How often do you rehash them? What Maslow saw in Self-Actualizers is that they refused to see themselves as victims, regardless of their circumstances. They perceived their lives as their own and understood that, while they did not have absolute control of their fates, they had absolute control over how they felt about their fates. They understood that we cannot control what others may do or say—but we have total control over our attitudes and responses.

June 11, 2009

The One Thing No Earthly Power Can Deny You

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The first requisite of  setting the self-actualizing process into motion is Respect. Respect for self, balanced by an equal respect for others.

The second part of the secret is a precious attitude that Maslow uncovered in Self-Actualizers: they assume a nonnegotiable responsibility for the inner life experience. Again, most of us don’t have this attitude. For instance, how often do you say things like, “He makes me angry”? How often do you hold resentments about past injustices? How often do you rehash them? What Maslow saw in Self-Actualizers is that they refused to see themselves as victims, regardless of their circumstances. They perceived their lives as their own and understood that, while they did not have absolute control of their fates, they had absolute control over how they felt about their fates. They understood that we cannot control what others may do or say—but we have total control over our attitudes and responses.

Responsiblity for the quality of your own inner kingdom, your inner life, must be embraced fully. It must be nonnegotiable.

June 10, 2009

What Self-Actualizers DON’T Have

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Early on, Dr. Maslow uncovered three attitudes that are unique to Self-Actualizers and potential Self-Actualizers. When he began his studies, Maslow accepted the conventional wisdom that it is natural for most people in our culture to feel unwarranted guilt, crippling shame, and stressful anxiety. As he studied Self-Actualizers, though, he detected that they were relatively free of this baggage. Over time, they developed an attitude of impregnable self-respect. This self-respect was not overbearing or narcissistic, but rather balanced by an equal degree of respect for other people.
How does such extraordinary self-respect evolve? Self-Actualizers are able to endure challenges to their self-worth because they believe that there is a higher, more effective version of themselves to actualize—a more fully developed model. Self-Actualizers sense, in a matter-of-fact way, that there is greatness within them. Most of us share an intuitive belief that we have a higher, better self within. However, the majority of us feel we can’t access this self. We believe that, if there was a time when we could have become the best versions of ourselves, that time has passed. We beat ourselves up for our failures. We exaggerate the losses and minimize the wins. We accept that we have limitations. In doing so, we lose the self-respect necessary to release our inner power. The first part of the secret, then, is to restore the natural, innocent self-respect we had as children while also increasing to an equal degree the respect we have for other people.

June 6, 2009

Noble Values are active agents that change lives

Most people have been conditioned to believe that values are purely humanly-contrived ideas, a kind of furniture for the mind. When Abraham Maslow announced that he had discovered MetaValues operating as active agents influencing the behavior of every self-actualizing person he studied, his colleagues were shocked. Maslow wrote, “[MetaValues] are perceived, not invented … They exist beyond the life of the individual. They can be conceived to be a kind of perfection. They could conceivably satisfy the human longing for certainty.”
Maslow’s ideas about values are probably very far from what you may have read or heard. The common claim is, “My values are mine and yours are yours.” This can be accurate enough when applied to our tastes for things such as clothing, music, and food, but it is not valid at all when applied to the cardinal issues of Truth and Integrity. You may have come to believe that values are merely admonitions designed by society to keep you in line—various do’s and don’ts that operate as reins to hold you back and channel your behavior. Dr. Maslow acknowledged the nature of these society-contrived values, and he determined that they tend to be imposed from the outside. However, as we mature into Self-Actualizers, we begin to resist these intrusive, coerced values. MetaValues then awaken from somewhere inside and begin to stir into action. Unlike the values of childhood that sometimes served as reins to retard and control us, MetaValues are more like a team of powerful horses that pull us along toward uncharted possibilities.

June 4, 2009

Create empowering relationships with immature people

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It is estimated that 15% of your financial success comes from your professional skills, and 85% from your proficiency at establishing relationships with other people. The groundbreaking book, “Immature People with Power, How to Handle Them” provides essential tools to establish rapport and trust with anyone, even emotionally challenged people who have the power to make your life miserable. These methods work not only for salespersons, employees, nurses, hospitality professionals, and law enforcement officials, but also for CEOs, managers, and anyone who must deal with troublesome people. For more information visit www.larrymullins.com .

June 2, 2009

How to actualize a new life of incredible happiness

The concept Maslow called his most important finding, MetaValues (or what he designated as Being values), has been neglected and is in danger of being lost. MetaValues are inner resources available to everyone. They change lives. They drive and inspire the top one percent of the world’s achievers, people Dr. Maslow designated as Self-Actualizers. MetaValues will one day lead to an explosion of human potential that will revolutionize the world we live in. This pronouncement may seem to some to be grandiose. It did not originate with me, it originated with Abraham Maslow. I believe he was right. Dr. Maslow was convinced—as I am—that when that day comes, MetaValues will foster “A new image of man, a new image of society, a new image of nature, a new philosophy of science, a new economics, a new everything…” For more information and to view free videos, go to www.metavalues.net .

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