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Qualities of a Change Agent

It seems like more and more people want to give back, volunteer, feel as if their work matters and that they are making a difference. For some, they want to create change in their community, in their school, in the workplace and for others, they want to change something on an even bigger level. This notion of being a “change agent” is open to anyone, at any age, from anywhere. There are no entry requirements. What I have found, however, is that these people do share a certain set of qualities and character traits that they embody. Here are 10 qualities of a change agent. 1) They don’t ask for permission and they don’t seek approval Being a change agent often means creating something from scratch or doing something that hasn’t been done before. People may question you, say it’s not your nature, be threatened or let you know why it won’t work. So what you can do is to create a healthy boundary and remember you’re not doing this to get approval, but to inspire and manifest change. 2) They are open minded. Anything is possible for a change agent. You don’t want to cling to being right, to your previous knowledge or ...

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2012 – A Time of Change?

There’s been quite a bit of talk about 2012 and whether some dramatic change is going to face the world, the planet, each of us individually. I wanted to share a few thoughts about what I know, what I’ve read and what I personally choose to believe about this subject. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, keep reading! The Mayans were an ancient civilization that created a calendar (the Mayan calendar) which has been right about major shifts, climactic events over the past 5000 years on planet Earth. The calendar ends on the 21 December 2012. Hmmm. This has led many to question what might happen after that? Why does the calendar end then? Some have gone to extremes to say it’s the end of the world. (There’s an app in the iPhone store that counts down the days till then.) Astronomers factually state that on that same day, there is an alignment of planets that only happens every 26,000 years and could cause dramatic shifts in our Earth’s climate or poles, or magnetic fields. So, those two elements are what we know. Here is what I believe. The energy of 2012 is already happening now. Everyone can feel ...