Isn’t it funny that we spend a huge amount of our early lives getting an education; learning to read and write, learning mathematics and the history of the country we live in, but that we never get taught how to live life itself? The simple skills on how to communicate with people, how to be a successful, happy person and how to design our own lives are left out. What a waste!
I am a facilitator/coordinator and had the privilege to attend The Skilled Facilitator Intensive Workshop in June '08. This was just a couple of months before the financial crisis hit Wall Street and all the other markets around the globe. Would I have tried to sign-up for this training a couple of months later, my company would have asked if I've gone mad and never allowed me to travel from Europe all the way to Austin, TX.
Make sure you do things from your heart, with passion and true intention and do not use tricks to get what you want. In the end people will know you are faking it and you will have to bear the consequences.