Looking Forward to 2016 With You

It’s been a great year and I deeply appreciate  your continuing comments, suggestions, and support.

This is a time of year I self-reflect, relax, and rejuvenate.

Happy a great holiday season and see you back on 1.4.2016.

In the meantime, set your 2016 goals honoring your aspirations, values, and heart.

Thank you,
Anita

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Serving Success

I was with a group of friends the last two evenings who were reviewing their respective year and looking forward to the future. One question came up both evenings and it was this: how to I breakthrough a persistent challenge?

The answer was clear, concrete, and consistent. Start where you are with a small action that leads to a small success. That victory leads to greater confidence and bigger actions and bigger successes. Repeat and repeat and repeat.

Above all, COUNT EVERYTHING.

Have a great day,
Anita

Bounce Back Doesn’t Mean Go Back

I was chatting with my coach, Susan, and she was encouraging me to write about my “bouncing back” after being crushed by an elevator. I told her that I don’t believe that someone can really bounce back as things will never be as they were before.

Susan jumped all over that. “Anita,” she said. “bouncing back doesn’t mean going back. It means that you have the resilience to create a new and better life.”

That I could buy into and I have. If you are struggling to bounce back, think of your next move as bouncing ahead – and definitely not going back.

Have a great day,
Anita

Success, Failure, or Mediocrity

Success is the prize for many and failure is something to be feared. Yet failure is not the opposite of success, mediocrity is. Even if you miss the mark, you’re out there swinging. Settling for average, or even worse, leftover crumbs you scrape up from the floor – that’s the real failure.

So batter up and put everything into whatever you do.

Have a great weekend,
Anita

Say “Yes” Now

Taking on a new goal can be exciting and scary simultaneously – at least it is for me. That said, if you really are interested in a goal, say “Yes” to it. What I mean by that is find one (even tiny) action that you can take right now. It could be as simple as buying a new pen to take notes, downloading an app to help you track your progress, or sharing your goal with a friend who can help remind you are what you want to do.

Just say “Yes” now!

Warmly,
Anita

Never Put Yourself Last

While you may not be able to put yourself first a lot (or even often), be sure not to put yourself last. If you do it, others will follow suit.

Just a thought to consider.

Have a great day,
Anita

The Courage of Now

I was chatting with a friend, Tracy, this week and he told be about something he had been afraid to do for years, which he had recently accomplished. I asked him what had changed that allowed him to move ahead on a goal he had started multiple times without a positive result.

Tracy shared something perhaps obvious and yet deeply profound. “I only ask myself to be courageous in the moment. That I can do. It’s thinking that I have be brave forever is what stopped me each and every time.”

My friend, Tracy, is quite wise – filled with excellent advice.

Thanks, Tracy!!

Warmly,
Anita

Go the Distance

Coming up with an idea and starting, while challenging is often the easiest part. Seeing something through to the finish line takes tenacity, resolve, and an ability to not let others sway you from your mission.

When you go the distance, sometimes you have to go it alone – yet when you do, great opportunities, confidence, and capacity reveal themselves from the inside out.

Warmly,
Anita

Just Decide With Why as Your Guide

I was working with someone this morning who was quite overwhelmed by the choices she is facing. She had multiple career options – including two great job offers. Now, most people might think, “grow up lady and make a decision”.

For some, that is easier said than done. There is a clear reason for this and it’s wanting to NOT make a mistake or needing to make a PERFECT decision. Since neither is possible you can do three things:

  1. First and foremost KNOW WHY! This is the beginning, middle, and end of everything.
  2. Do your homework and give yourself a limit to how much research you will do. Take what you learn and lay it out to look at the pros and cons.
  3. Make a decision that helps you leverage your credibility, experience and interest

Finally, realize that this decision will likely not be your last. Understand why you are doing whatever you pursue and do your best (given who are you and what you know) and enjoy the adventure.

Have a great weekend,
Anita