Posts Tagged ‘Yin Yang’

Can success in your career be matched by happiness?

Monday, March 8th, 2010

All of us want success and we all want happiness. In our careers these do not often come in pairs and if anything more success can bring about more unhappiness. By understanding our masculine and feminine energy we may be able to bring balance to our working lives that will yield not just success but also greater happiness.

On the surface it may seem that masculine and feminine energy have little to do with the way that a career will progress. Most people imagine that when this topic is mentioned that we are talking about gender equality in the workforce. It has nothing to do with this!

What we are referring to are the qualities of what we might call Yin (feminine) or Yang (masculine) energy. These energies both exist in every person. How these energies are used in the work place and are encouraged defines the type of balance and success that the business will have. Just to take your mind away away from stereo types regarding gender in work… I have a client that is an engineer, typically seen as a masculine profession who is very caring, easy and reflective as a person (feminine traits). His wife on the other hand is a nurse again a profession seen as mostly female led. She is ambitious, driving and highly focused (masculine traits). In this case he is displaying more feminine qualities and in doing so achieves success by bringing people with him and encouraging others. While his wife’s success is a product of her focus, attention to detail and energy to get the job done.

Both approaches bring this couple success and when together they balance each other. However where they have struggles is when they are apart and in his case he just uses his feminine energy and in her case she just uses her masculine energy. The imbalance will manifest in that he will tend to leave things till the last minute and lack the focus to complete tasks, this leads to him being a bad time manager and putting himself under a lot of stress and pressure equalling unhappiness. While her challenge will be in relating in an empathetic and caring way to her patients so that they feel cared for. When they feel she is too ‘business’ like they don’t feel the personal connection, this in turn leads to her feeling she does not connect well with people and then compares herself to other nurses who do. The next effect of this is she doesn’t grow or develop emotionally and again can feel unhappy.

The solution for this couple would be to work on their weaker sides to bring them out more and in doing so would achieve greater success in work but and feel happier about themselves. What can you bring out today for greater balance and therefore happiness in your career?

For more answers pick up a copy of The Yin yang Complex in your local store (Ireland) or go to our shop on this site www.brendanfoley.net

TV3 Interview – The Morning Show

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

This is an interesting piece that I did with Martin King and Sybil Mulcahy on their Morning Show on TV3. The part of the book that really interested them was the relationships part and in particular how you can balance your masculine and feminine energy to create better relationships. It was a great experience doing TV and let’s hope there is some more! Enjoy the short clip and tell your friends…

YouTube video highlights of Yin Yang Complex launch

Monday, January 18th, 2010

We had a fantastic night on Friday with over 120 people crammed into Dubray Books in Dun Laoghaire. We had great music from Niall Colfer and Fionnuala Gill. It was an absolute pleasure to see everyone there, my sincere thanks, Brendan.

Pat Kenny speaks about the Yin Yang Complex on RTE Radio

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

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Pat Kenny features the Yin Yang Complex on RTE Radio 5th January

Pat Kenny gave the book a great mention on his radio show along with some other really great books. The book is available on general release country wide from the 15th of January (all weather permitting!) Enjoy and thanks to Easons and Today with Pat Kenny!

Where does balance bring us?

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

I was very moved when i watched this young girl talk to the assembled UN delegates for climate change and environment. What she is talking about is the feminine energy that seeks to nourish all, yet she uses her masculine energy to take action. A beautiful combination of cause (yin/feminine) joined with action (yang/masculine).

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Day 2 at the zoo

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

I went to a great lecture today on Twitter, Facebook and Blogging. I t was great and has given me a real appetite to get everything up and running for the up coming launch of The Yin Yang Complex.

Welcome!

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Welcome to the brendanfoley.net website of author Brendan Foley. Here you will find information about The Yin Yang Complex, my first work which shows you how to create balance in your world by understanding your masculine and feminine energy.

Welcome to the Yin Yang Complex

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

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Brendan Foley - author of the Yin Yang Complex