Meet Your Dreams!

I work with many people who are dissatisfied with their jobs and are unhappy about earlier decisions they made.

In our coaching sessions, I usually ask them the following: “Why do you want this job and how will it help you prepare for where you want to be in 10 years?” As they develop the answers to those questions, they are creating a vision of their future.

Instead of being stuck in the past or making a move out of boredom or frustration, their decisions are clear, strategic, and effective. So think about your future. Where do you want to be within the next 10 years – personally and professionally? What will you need to do to prepare? Take one small step today to begin or continue your “training”.

Enjoy your day,
Anita

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Experiment for Success

A fool is a man who never tried an experiment in his life. Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) English physician and poet

If you’re wise, you approach life with an open mind and heart – choosing new ways to doing the simplest and most everyday activities. Consider building in regular experimentation into you life. It can begin anywhere. As a start, take a new route to work, choose a new place to go for lunch, or read a book about something you know nothing about.

Adventures come in all shapes and sizes. One small change changes everything. Do something new today. Choose something fun, joyful, and that makes you feel a sense of “yippee!” inside and out.

Have a great day,
Anita

Radical Renewal

Many individuals believe that pumping money into educational, charitable, or corporate organizations will revitalize them and make them more effective. Often this doesn’t work because the focus is on the organization and not the people.

To refresh, renew, and revitalize any organization, first start with each individual. Give them the hope, encouragement, and tools to renew themselves. Any guess what will likely happen to the organization? Isn’t what you wanted all along?

Have a great day,
Anita

Strong as a Diamond

Do you want to achieve noteworthy success in your life? If so, be willing to stand apart from the crowd.

The minority, not majority, of people, achieves “Success on their own terms”. To advance today, expand the courage of your convictions by trusting your heart, acting on what you know to be true, and consistently deepening your faith.

Then at a crucial moment, you will be as strong as a diamond and others won’t be able to deter you from your personal mission.

Do it,
Anita

Are Your Opinions Open?

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd. Bertrand Russell

Ever have such a strong opinion that no one, absolutely no one, was going to change your mind? So did the people who believed the world was flat, it was impossible to fly, and the earth was the center of the universe. In fact, throughout history, people have gone to war to prove that their opinions were correct, regardless of what the truth was.

So next time you decide that you are right in no uncertain terms, STOP! There are likely other valid opinions. So open up your ears, mind, and heart and really listen to what the other person has to say. In doing so, you might learn something and give the other person the opening to listen to you, too.

Have a great day,
Anita

How to Win With Only “Weaknesses”

Don’t think you don’t have what it takes? Think again and listen up.

There was once a child with cerebral palsy who couldn’t use his arms or one leg. He entered a wheelchair race, but his one leg couldn’t more him forward. So he turned his wheelchair around and continued in the race backwards. He won the race even though he couldn’t even see the finish line.

That’s a lot like life. You often don’t know exactly where things will end up. So do what the Special Olympic gold medalist did: decide what you want, create the desire, and build on what works.

 

Have a great day,

Anita

Whistle While You Act

Some people grin and bear it; others smile and do it.  Anonymous

What separates the two groups? A lot of it has to do with what you believe about yourself.

Most people sit around, feel helpless, and do nothing. The less they do, the more helpless they feel. Yet those who believe that we are all connected and what we do or fail to do impacts us all, act regardless of the odds or what others think. And sometimes it is the most “unlikely” person who creates big, powerful, and positive change.

Remember the thirteen year old who couldn’t stand the fact that fisherman catching tuna were killing dolphins? He created such a grassroots movement that the fisherman began to use nets that wouldn’t kill dolphins. Adults told him to forget it and the 13 year old – he “forgot” what they told him he couldn’t do, went out and acted, and made a big difference, especially to those dolphins.

Have a great day,
Anita

Hiding Treasures? Don’t Do It!

Do you have an idea, concept, product, or service that has been floating around in your head, journal, or device and yet you haven’t taken the next step to actually share it with the world?

What if your idea could make even one person’s life better? What if a group of people is just waiting for your product or service to be available?

So today, choose one thing you’ve been working on or have been thinking about working on and take the next step. Share your idea with one other person in the next 24 hours. By the way, it doesn’t have to be perfect and neither do you.

Warmly,
Anita

Punctuate with Action

It is terrific to say wonderfully inspiring things, yet without the action to back it up – no one will take you seriously. This is true at work, in relationships of all kinds, and especially with children. So if you want your words to have a positive impact, punctuate them with deeds that show your commitment, courage, and character. Begin today.

Have a great day,
Anita

Best Buddies

Who brings out the best in you?

Many people might call themselves your friend, but which really are? The ones who prefer to see you stay the same and not advance are not really friends. Your true friends are inspired, not threatened by your talents, achievements, and signs of greatness. They encourage you to go after your dreams and cheer you on when you succeed. Thank them by encouraging them to do the same.

Enjoy your day,
Anita