A Numerological Perspective
Recently a very esteemed, effective and seasoned teacher asked me “How can I get your job?” I received the question as a compliment, but then probed deeper to find out the person’s true question. Teachers are in the education profession because they love teaching. If an educator is asking for an out, or for a change, it’s usually because they’ve reached a level of dissatisfaction.
Think about where you may be experiencing dissatisfaction. I’d like to offer you a numerological perspective of what the dissatisfaction is asking of you.
Letters vibrate to the frequencies 1 through 9, and when you combine the letters in a word you reach a number to which the entire word vibrates. For example, the word ab (short for abdominal) vibrates to the frequency of 1 + 2, which is 3.
Let’s look at the vibration of the word dissatisfaction.
dissatisfaction: the condition or feeling of being displeased; discontent.
Dissatisfaction vibrates to the number 60, which reduces to a 6. I’ll explain each of the numerical vibrations to give a full picture of the word dissatisfaction. It’s important to consider both numerical vibrations because many words can also vibe to a 6, but not necessarily to 60. For example, chagrin vibrates to a 42, which also reduces to a 6.
The Gifts of Dissatisfaction
Under the 6 vibration is the desire to bring a sense of balance and harmony. The dissatisfaction is telling you that something is out of balance, or that there is disharmony in your life. As a result, the lens through which you see other situations in your life will be more grim than normal.
Regaining balance in your life when you feel dissatisfaction is paramount to your mental well-being. Having a balanced and harmonious life will often result in you being more pleased with yourself, and thus perceiving other situations from a more positive viewpoint. It is also important to pay attention to what caused the imbalance, so that when you experience disappointment again, you can easily grow through it.
Now let’s consider the vibration of dissatisfaction at it’s core, which is the number 60. Under the 60 vibration is the desire to work independently and purposefully. If you find it difficult to regain balance during times of disappointment, ask yourself what it is that you are yearning to do or express. The desire to work independently is an indicator that you may be not be putting your needs and desires first. Also, consider what is motivating and inspiring your actions. You may have lost your sense of purpose.
Dissatisfaction vibrates to the message that you ought to get back to your true self. Trust your vibes and take action to live with more joy!
Numerology can help you accelerate your career and business
The average person isn’t likely to consider a brain tumor a gift, but executive coach Beth Williams of Edgewater Consulting Ltd. saw her diagnosis as a wake up call. Rather than let her 20 years experience in human resource management and nearly 20 years of consulting come to an end because of a life-threatening diagnosis, Beth opted for growth.
“Seeking happiness, learning, personal growth and understanding human behavior have been at the core of my life since childhood,” Beth says.
After undergoing treatment and healing through the mind-body connection, Beth received coach training and certification through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. Today Beth helps survivors of life threatening illnesses live fearlessly with purpose, passion and presence through her coaching and consulting services.
Even after flourishing to heights unimaginable after her diagnosis, Beth and her coaching business continue to grow and succeed. What’s her secret? Inner-awareness.
While many people hire a consultant, seek out advisors, or reach out to a mentor for business guidance, Beth also opts for tools that help her tap into her inner-insights and intuition. Most recently, she used the tool of numerology.
Numerology is an ancient philosophy based on numbers and patterns that can help you better understand your life experiences, and gain foresight of upcoming themes.
“Every so often it’s good to take a step outside of our lives and allow someone to give us a metaphysical perspective about patterns and themes that may be influencing our lives.” -Mara Enid, Psychic Lessons
You can make more informed choices and decisions in your life with the help of a numerology reading. Here's why.
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Asking for feedback from others is akin to assessing their needs. For example, your boss may ask you to complete an evaluation survey to find out how they can better serve you as their employee. Or, you may prompt your clients to reflect through a few written questions in order to figure out next steps for working together. I like to think of feedback as the information given (back) as a result of an experience (which was designed to feed someone’s mind).
Generally, the goal in seeking feedback is to either assess a current situation, or improve a future one. Whether you gather feedback through questioning, surveys or another assessment format, it’s important to be clear on the purpose and intention of the information you gather.
The purpose can be thought of as a long term end goal. The intention is like an objective, and is often very specific. Your purpose for obtaining feedback will generally align with the mission of your company or organization. Your feedback prompts and questions will generally reflect your intent. For example, you may aspire to improve delivery by showing an increase in participant ratings from a 3 to 4. In this case, improving delivery is your purpose and higher ratings are the intent.
Another factor to take into consideration is where you are personally with processing feedback. Your perspective will influence your intention, and also how you receive feedback.
Here are three examples of how my perspective of feedback has shifted over the past decade, growing from a desire to be a better educator, to aspiring to impact greater change.
What are your people feeding you back? Your gathering of data needs to be purposeful and designed with intention in order to help you and your grow.
So you have just received a promotion at work! Congratulations! It may be tempting to share your good news with friends, family and loved ones, but everything you have to share is not intended for everyone to hear.
Whether it’s a promotion at work, baby on the way, or the reuniting with a long lost love, when it comes to sharing your good news every listening ear has a level of readiness to receive. I’d like to introduce you to what I call the zone of proximal readiness. You can use this zone to determine to what extent a person is best ready to celebrate the good news with you.
To understand this idea, let’s explore a concept known throughout the field of education as the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD). The “zone” is the space between where you can perform a task on your own, and where you can do something only with guidance. The ZPD is an indicator about what a person is ready to learn, based on what they already know.
Your zone of proximal development is the place where learning something new for you feels just right — it’s not too difficult that you are frustrated, and it’s not so easy that you are not growing. The reason learning feels appropriate in your zone is because you bring a certain amount of knowledge and experience to the new learning. You’re able to use what you know to learn what you don’t know.
Just as there is the Zone of Proximal Development for learning, I’d like to propose that there is also a zone of proximal engagement, or the space indicating a person’s readiness to converse on a subject. The zone is the intersection between experiences and beliefs as it relates to a particular topic.
Experiences teach people how to navigate situations. They also help people form opinions in order to establish what they believe to be true. Talking with someone who is in your zone of proximal engagement feels good, and it’s a conversation you want to continue.
Let's go back to where we started in this article. You have just received a promotion at work! You share the news with your cousin who happens to be in the zone intersecting her three year unemployment streak (experience) with her pessimism about the job market (belief).
Why isn't your cousin isn't ready to hear about your good news? How can you find the right people to share it with? Discover the answer in the full article in my column at PracticalWisdomThatWorks, a place where you can learn about how to apply Spiritual Laws to your life, and access tools to further your evolution.
We are in the winter holiday season in the United States, which means a lot of gathering among co-workers, colleagues, friends and family. Many people will catch up with others and share good news, all in the spirit of love and good intentions. However, the holiday times can trigger feelings of pain and sadness when someone has experienced a loss. Job layoffs, missing holiday bonuses, and not being able to take time off work to be with loved ones are a few sources of pain when it comes to work.
When you’re in pain, whether physical, financial or emotional, it seems as if all of your senses focus solely on the discomfort. You feel it intensely; the pain can be triggered by things you hear, and you want nothing more than to see a pain-free existence. To quote an empathic writer, pain for pain’s sake is cruel.
Rather than dwell on the pain, choose to be in it and acknowledge that your pain really does exist — it exists to help you grow. There is a lesson behind the pain that, when learned, makes the journey to pleasure bearable and even a bit enjoyable. Shifting your perspective is one way that you can elevate your pain to pleasure.
Read more about this strategy of shifting your perspective in my full article here at PracticalWisdomThatWorks, a place where you can learn about how to apply Spiritual Laws to your life, and access tools to further your evolution.
Have you ever felt stuck or stagnant in your career? One way people try to get unstuck is to search for answers. With the internet and networking sites such as LinkedIn, we are a click away from people ready to provide you the insight you seek.
You may seek to learn from people who have been in similar situations. Learning how others have approached your circumstance could help you make a firm decision.
When it comes to your career, it is important to consider three important points before you take advice from others:
So when it comes to career advice, do you really need it? I expound on these points in an article at PracticalWisdomThatWorks, a place where you can learn about how to apply Spiritual Laws to your life, and access tools to further your evolution.
Read the full article in my column at PracticalWisdomThatWorks.
(or How Teaching Led Me to Traveling)
This month I celebrate my three year work anniversary with the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA). As I reflect on the work, is fitting to share how teaching led me to traveling.
When was the last time you were in a job that you truly enjoyed? You probably enjoyed the job because you were in a role that you intentionally sought, the job allowed you to utilize your strengths and talents, or the position overlapped with some of your personal pleasures. I'm fortunate to have had a career where I've truly enjoyed every role.
My career began as a 7th and 8th grade math teacher within the Chicago Public School (CPS) system. After teaching for a few years I began working as a math specialist, and later instructional coach and consultant. Each of those positions allowed me to expand the four walls of my classroom to reach hundreds of educators, which in turn impacted thousands of students. My motto and email tag line while working with CPS was "Servicing students by supporting teachers".
"Servicing students by supporting teachers"I wanted to continue my work by supporting even more teachers, with larger audiences. The desire for greater impact was very strong, and I asked life to show me how that it could be done. Quite naturally, I began to align with the possibilities through the people I met and situations I encountered.
Visioning the Work
During the several months leading up to a personal vacation in Costa Rica, I decided to create a new job for myself by mapping it out on paper. My vision included what my days would consist of, who I'd work with, what types of audiences I'd impact, and more. Within a few weeks I happened across a great company called NWEA in 2012 and the opportunity to travel and teach presented itself!
Now as I celebrate my three year anniversary with NWEA and reflect on my work, roles and responsibilities, it's clear to see how the role of Professional Development (PD) Consultant has been everything I asked for in my work! Not only have I logged over 100,000 miles of travel, but I've worked with thousands of educators nationwide, which has impacted thousands upon thousands of students.
Creating the Work
As a PD Consultant with NWEA I often I get comments on how passionate I am about my work, followed by questions about how to have a similar experience. The advice I share is "...get clear on what you want to experience — what you will be doing, what it will feel like — and think about it a lot. Think about it so much that it starts to feel real. Make it feel so real to you that you begin to expect it to happen." (Hubbard, 2015. Interview with Lillie at TeachingTraveling.com)
"...get clear on what you want to experience — what you will be doing, what it will feel like — and think about it a lot. Think about it so much that it starts to feel real. Make it feel so real to you that you begin to expect it to happen."
I have created a career that I love because I believe that investing one's time, talents and strengths in work should yield a ROI that equates to pure joy. Part of the joy is a result of having opportunities that meet your professional growth needs and desires.
What career satisfaction have you created for yourself?
Learn more about teaching and traveling by checking out my latest interview with Lillie at TeachingTraveling.com.