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Psyche Management

Foundation for and key to Personal Self-actualization, Inner Growth and Emotional Well-being.

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles that one has overcome while trying to succeed. ~ Bookert T. Washington

Psyche Management mainly focus on how efficiently we can deal or cope with our own emotions, moods and feelings1) to effectively deal with or handle the many up's and down's of everyday life. Psyche management - therefore - guides, manages, directs and controls our temperament, our willpower and the power of our minds or our mental powers. Thus, our conative power.

Psyche management lies at the very root when applying coping mechanisms, which is primarily focused on higher-self attributes and the honest and true nature of our spirituality and the spiritual self.

The two most important truths - frequently surfacing in many ancient documents and “holy” scriptures throughout human history - and the foundation of psyche management, are…

  1. Our own words have more power to affect us more than anybody else. Ultimately it's not what others say that counts in the end; it's what we say to ourselves after others get through talking! We always have the last word. Well… actually… the last thought. Especially at night, when we are lying alone in bed awaiting the evasive bliss of peaceful sleep.
  2. We'll never enjoy what our Divine Creator has installed for us in the future, while we're still living in the past. To enter the “promised utopia” (the higher self), we must first leave the wilderness (the lower self). Thus, humbly come into accord with the Almighty Creator of the universe and begin to say and repeat to ourselves what He says about us.

This is no trivial matter. What we say from the time we get up in the morning, until we go to bed at night… not only influences our day, it influences our entire outlook and direction of our lives. In other words… get in harmony with the Creator. We are His reflection on this planet; so we must be extremely mindful of our thoughts and be very, very careful about what we allow to come out of our mouths. Fault-finding, being judgemental and negativity destroy, tear down and divide, but compassion and faith-filled words open the door for the many blessings that all of creation has to offer and evoke loving hope for “drowning hearts and suffocating souls”.

Psyche management mainly deals with the following key aspects of our umwelt

  • Troubleshooting and Problem-Solving Management: Many of the tasks that we face every day - both in our personal and professional lives - are quite complex and not as simple as they may seem at first. Therefore the ability of problem identificationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBy means of...

    investigation, observing and listening to the views and perspective of others
    , to explore solutionsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigTo...

    seek alternatives, determine options, identify possibilities and estimate probabilities
    and efficient decisionsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigI.E....

    Evaluate, validate, prioritize and determining the most efficient strategy.
    require, not only certain technical skills but also co-creation competencies, contextualizing abilities and specialist knowledge.
  • Career/Life Management: Today, many aspects and plenty of rapid changes… confuse, restrict or blur our future horizon and our outlook on life becomes cynical2), because modern-day perceptions are capitalistic drivenplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCharacterised by...

    The only things that really matters in life is profits, processes, predefined deadlines, price tags and consumption
    that is human and dreamer unfriendly. To re-establish a focus in life (i.e. destiny, meaning and purposeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLife's Meaning and Purpose

    An essential aspect of our overall well-being as humans, are that we need to feel and experience that our lives are truly meaningful and that we have a purpose in life.

    refers to the subjective sense that a person’s life as a whole is meaningful, which is strongly associated with the feeling that one’s life has purpose and direction. Meaning in life also relates, to a lesser extent, to the perception that one matters and that one's experiences make sense.CoherenceMa…
    ), to regain control over one’s fate (i.e. to re-evoke already existing self-empowerment principles)… the main aim is to actively start daydreaming again and becomes a firm believer in one's own hopes and expectations.Click image to enlarge
  • Interaction Management: Almost all events, situations and circumstances require that more than one person is needed to deal with problems, and productive solutions depend on how efficiently people interact with one another. The success of solving a modern-day dilemma is primarily determined by how harmoniously we can work together (i.e. cooperate and co-create), when seeking a solution to a problem at hand.
  • Computer/Technological Management: A background and understanding of how to harness the power of technology when dealing with the specific needs of a particular situation or event, can dramatically increase efficiency when dealing productively with day to day demands and challenges.
  • Learning/Teaching/Training Management: Our modern society develops, generates, collects and publishes more new “knowledgeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigThus, generating and/or publishing...

    Data, information, ideas, perspectives and different points of view.
    ” in a day, than our ancestors did in a century. Therefore the principles of lifelong learning, learning through implementation and cooperative learning should form the very foundation on which all educational activities3) should be based.
  • Reading, Science and Numeric Management: Today, basic competencies are much more important than a few years ago. Once we lack some basic reading, science (social and natural) and numeric competencies and/or understanding, we would be unable to function efficiently in modern times, or at the very least find it difficult to adhere to modern-day demands and requirements (i.e. we should become a generalist-specialist).
  • Survival & Prosperity Management: With people enjoying a longer life span, more comfort and time-saving devices; it's essential today to carefully plan our future life strategy to ensure a comfortable lifestyle and eventual retirementplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRetirement no longer implies stop contributing (i.e. working), it merely indicates efficient delegation and the toning down of work-related activities.. When this is not done purposefully and continuously, we could - quite easily - end up in a futile and exhausting rat race, storming through life from one crisis to the next.
  • Information Management: In the age of information, humans now produce information as the basis of our economic system and individuals who possess the ability to manage information efficiently are essential to most situations, events, jobs and businesses. We need the competency to collect, monitorplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMonitor

    To monitor or monitoring imply observing and checking the progress standard and quality of ...something over a period of time and keeping it under systematic review through observations, checking and keeping a continuous record by deploying the monitoring cycle. monitor
    , evaluate, process, digest and assimilate information to reach a suitable conclusion relevant to the particular circumstances and in context. Thus, the concept of modern-day productivity has drastically changed from “producing plenty in the shortest possible time” to “collecting data, prioritising, deciding and responding in the shortest possible time”.
  • Cultural Management: Today we depend upon many nations for cooperation, raw materials, expertise and goods, as well as the global markets for our goods and services. The ability to deal with, understand (i.e. essentially speaking their language) and respect the rich variety of human cultures, gives us the ability to interact with people in a variety of situations more successfullyplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigImportant!

    Starting in our own country, frequently is more effective and productive than focusing on another country.
  • Business Management: Understanding of how to run our lives and a successful company (e.g. independent business units) is highly recommended. At the core of these skills is the ability to manage time, people, systems, resources, finances, to understand the needs of others and how to translate those needs into opportunities and/or valued services (i.e. to manage the emotions economy).

A competency - in the vernacular - known as emotional maturity or EQ which gives rise to emotional agility and resilience.
A pessimistic view on life deprived of dreams, visions, meaning, purpose, aspirations and value. Which - in modern day terms - unfortunately is collectively regarded as being of sound mind, mature, responsible and realistic.
Involving all possible learning activities, formal, informal and incidental learningplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigAny learning that is unplanned or unintended.. Thus, learning - not the current dogmatic memorandum-driven curriculum - which essentially is steered by mastering content, contextualizing understanding, allow for insight and supported by accelerated learning.