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Gregg Krech, author, Naikan: Gratitude, Grace and the Japanese Art of Self-reflection
Gregg Krech, author, Naikan: Gratitude, Grace and the Japanese Art of Self-reflection

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The Building Blocks of Purpose
by Gregg Krech

Begin the New Year by searching for a worthy purpose. Ask the right questions – the big questions. If you have found your place in the world, what will you do to make your next contribution? And if you have not, give yourself the time and space to reflect on your life – where you’ve been and where you need to go.

Sometimes it’s a matter of testing the waters. And sometimes it’s about a leap of . . .

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https://www.thirtythousanddays.org/2019/01/the-building-blocks-of-purpose/

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The Building Blocks of Purpose
by Gregg Krech

Begin the New Year by searching for a worthy purpose. Ask the right questions – the big questions. If you have found your place in the world, what will you do to make your next contribution? And if you have not, give yourself the time and space to reflect on your life – where you’ve been and where you need to go.

Sometimes it’s a matter of testing the waters. And sometimes it’s about a leap of . . .

Continue reading . . . >
https://www.thirtythousanddays.org/2019/01/the-building-blocks-of-purpose/

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The Building Blocks of Purpose
by Gregg Krech

Begin the New Year by searching for a worthy purpose. Ask the right questions – the big questions. If you have found your place in the world, what will you do to make your next contribution? And if you have not, give yourself the time and space to reflect on your life – where you’ve been and where you need to go.

Sometimes it’s a matter of testing the waters. And sometimes it’s about a leap of . . .

Continue reading . . . >
https://www.thirtythousanddays.org/2019/01/the-building-blocks-of-purpose/

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The Building Blocks of Purpose
by Gregg Krech

Begin the New Year by searching for a worthy purpose. Ask the right questions – the big questions. If you have found your place in the world, what will you do to make your next contribution? And if you have not, give yourself the time and space to reflect on your life – where you’ve been and where you need to go.

Sometimes it’s a matter of testing the waters. And sometimes it’s about a leap of . . .

Continue reading . . . >
https://www.thirtythousanddays.org/2019/01/the-building-blocks-of-purpose/

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The Building Blocks of Purpose
by Gregg Krech

Begin the New Year by searching for a worthy purpose. Ask the right questions – the big questions. If you have found your place in the world, what will you do to make your next contribution? And if you have not, give yourself the time and space to reflect on your life – where you’ve been and where you need to go.

Sometimes it’s a matter of testing the waters. And sometimes it’s about a leap of . . .

Continue reading . . . >
https://www.thirtythousanddays.org/2019/01/the-building-blocks-of-purpose/

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THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF PURPOSE
by Gregg Krech

Begin the New Year by searching for a worthy purpose. Ask the right questions – the big questions. If you have found your place in the world, what will you do to make your next contribution? And if you have not, give yourself the time and space to reflect on your life – where you’ve been and where you need to go.

Sometimes it’s a matter of testing the waters. And sometimes it’s about a leap of . . .

Continue reading . . . >
https://www.thirtythousanddays.org/2019/01/the-building-blocks-of-purpose/
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LIVING ON PURPOSE
Jan. 11 – Feb. 10, 2019
Register in Next 24 Hours for Early Discount!
https://www.thirtythousanddays.org/product/livingonpurpose/

Join us for LIVING ON PURPOSE, an annual program, conducted by Gregg Krech of the ToDo Institute, that will help you to align your life more clearly with your own unique values, passions and goals.

Many of us are so busy holding our lives together, day after day, that we don't have time to look up and make sure we're on the right track -- doing what is important to us and moving toward our dreams.

That's why we created the Living on Purpose program. This 30 day experiential program provides a unique exercise for every day of the month so that you can explore the issue of purpose in a very personal and thought-provoking way. We also provide a rich collection of readings, camaraderie from our global discussion forum, and structure to help you stay focused throughout the month.

This program draws on a variety of resources and perspectives, including principles from Japanese Psychology. (In fact, this program can provide you with 16 credits toward Certification in Japanese Psychology.)

Please join us for this innovative and engaging program. Make 2019 an extraordinary year in your life's journey!
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A Meaningful and Memorable New Year's Eve
by Gregg Krech

There’s a common misconception in our culture that the only proper way to spend the last evening of the year is to go out and party. And while there’s nothing wrong with a New Year’s Eve party, it’s not the only option.

I’ve found that it can be very rewarding to use New Year’s Eve as a time for quiet reflection on one’s life and giving some serious thought to the coming year. For many years, my friend Barbara hosted a self-reflection gathering at her home in upstate New York. People would often come from more than 100 miles away, spend the evening in quiet reflection and then gather for a meal at midnight. Those were some of the most enjoyable New Year’s Eve celebrations that I ever experienced.

You may have a few friends or family members who would be interested in joining you for a reflective New Year’s Eve, or you can spend the evening alone. Having some time to catch up with yourself and reflect on your own unique journey, can be both enjoyable and meaningful at We've created a resources called Capturing the Treasures and Teachings of the Year which might be useful. You can access it HERE:

https://www.thirtythousanddays.org/2018/12/a-reflective-approach-to-bringing-in-the-new-year-part-2/

We’ve also put together a 40 page booklet which provides a more thorough way to reflect on the past year and provides fertile ground for looking at priorities and what’s truly important in the year to come. It’s called A Guide to Self-Reflection for the New Year.

We send a copy to all members of the ToDo Institute, and, if you’d like to get a copy for yourself you can either become a member or make a donation of $10 or more (we’re a non-profit).

https://www.thirtythousanddays.org/become-a-member/

https://pages.donately.com/todoinstitute/campaign/2018-year-end-appeal

If you do, please email us and we’ll send you a link so you can download the booklet.

I hope you enjoy the final hours of 2018 and I wish you a new year of many joyful moments, tenacious curiosity, and new adventures.

Gregg Krech
author, The Art of Taking Action: Lessons from Japanese Psychology
todo@todoinstitute.com
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Capturing the Treasures and Teachings of the Year with Your Family or Partner

An enjoyable way to come to closure at the end of a year is to make a map of the year on a poster board (or flip chart paper). The result is a collection of reflections that captures some of the key highlights of the year. If you have a partner or family, this can be a great exercise for everyone to do together.

First, have each person spend some time privately responding to some of the prompts listed below. Then get together and capture your items on paper. You don’t have to answer every item and you may want to add your own ideas. Just use the following as a starting point. You can work your answers into linear lists or make creative drawings and images - whatever visual style you prefer.

This process can serve as a scrapbook of the year's memories and highlights. It can also provide guidance for the year ahead, as you reflect on the choices, priorities and actions during the year and what you want to change as you move forward.

Reflect on the following items:
Favorite trip, vacation or adventure
Memorable moment with each of your family members
Most important accomplishment (personal – professional)
Most important task/project left unfinished
Healthiest lifestyle change you made (Uh-Oh)
Most supportive person outside your immediate family and an example of what he/she did to support you
Favorite gathering (conference, party, etc. . .)
A way in which you expressed your creativity
Book which gave you meaningful guidance about your life
Most important contribution you made to move the world in the right direction
A charity or organization whose work you supported
Biggest regret (sigh)
A gift/service you received that made your day (week/year)
Most important thing you learned
Greatest sadness or loss
Something that happened in the world that you find encouraging
Greatest physical accomplishment
Something you did to encourage someone who was struggling
Add to the list and make it your own.
With best wishes for a Happy New Year!
Gregg Krech is the author of several best-selling books on Self-Reflection and Taking Action. Join him for the Living on Purpose 30 day Distance Learning Program starting on January 11, 2019. Click here to learn more: https://www.thirtythousanddays.org/living-on-purpose-dlc/

Photo Credit: Yewenyi

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An enjoyable way to come to closure at the end of a year is to make a map of the year on a poster board (or flip chart paper). The result is a collection of reflections that captures some of the key highlights of the year. If you have a partner or family, this can be a great exercise for everyone to do together.

First, have each person spend some time privately responding to some of the prompts listed below. Then get together and capture your items on paper. You don’t have to answer every item and you may want to add your own ideas. Just use the following as a starting point. You can work your answers into linear lists or make creative drawings and images - whatever visual style you prefer.

This process can serve as a scrapbook of the year's memories and highlights. It can also provide guidance for the year ahead, as you reflect on the choices, priorities and actions during the year and what you want to change as you move forward.

Reflect on the following items:
Favorite trip, vacation or adventure
Memorable moment with each of your family members
Most important accomplishment (personal – professional)
Most important task/project left unfinished
Healthiest lifestyle change you made (Uh-Oh)
Most supportive person outside your immediate family and an example of what he/she did to support you
Favorite gathering (conference, party, etc. . .)
A way in which you expressed your creativity
Book which gave you meaningful guidance about your life
Most important contribution you made to move the world in the right direction
A charity or organization whose work you supported
Biggest regret (sigh)
A gift/service you received that made your day (week/year)
Most important thing you learned
Greatest sadness or loss
Something that happened in the world that you find encouraging
Greatest physical accomplishment
Something you did to encourage someone who was struggling
Add to the list and make it your own.
With best wishes for a Happy New Year!
Gregg Krech is the author of several best-selling books on Self-Reflection and Taking Action. Join him for the Living on Purpose 30 day Distance Learning Program starting on January 11, 2019. Click here to learn more: https://www.thirtythousanddays.org/living-on-purpose-dlc/

Photo Credit: Yewenyi
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