Taking a Recharge Pause

As part of my summer refresh, I am taking a pause on writing Encouragizers’s blog posts to recharge and get my creative juices flowing. Back to posting on the blog on 9.7.2016. Could be sooner, but certainly by 9.7.2016.

Enjoy the remaining days of summer 2016.

Thanks so much,
Anita

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Eclipse the Negative

Let me tell you from firsthand experience that negativity can seep in the most unlikely, yet insidious ways. Things are going along great for me and then little by little, I sap my energy, confidence, and determination by failing to find value in my day-to-day activities.

Yet the fix is quick, decisive, and powerful: I focus on the reality of the situation while actively searching, acknowledging, and acting on the good.

Enjoy your day,
Anita

Gaining Supporters

Some people believe that others will support you if you are beautiful, graduated from a prestigious university, and work for a great company. No doubt, these thing can help. However, they can be fleeting, transient.

Enduring advocates come such because we keep our word, give as well as receive, and treat the other person as a human being – not solely as a conduit to resources.

Make the other person feel authentically valued and that individual can be your supported for life.

Have a great day,
Anita

 

Banish Success Atrophy

I was chatting with someone this week who wasn’t doing that well. His success was really diminishing and his advancement had stalled. When we got down to the “cause”, he share list of reasons, that by the end he realized were excuses. These excuses were causing his drive, initiative, and resilience to atrophy.

In the moment, my friend decided to be aware of his making excuses and instead find babysteps he could take and create a series of mini-victories. In the process, he is building “muscles” that can take him far.

Warmly,
Anita

Challenge as Motivator

It is often said that positively transforming obstacles increases our capacity, courage, and confidence. I would add one more thing to that list: I believe we becoming more self-motivating.

Let me give you an example: I was working with someone who wants to start a venture and I truly believe that he will be successful because his motivation is deep, enduring, and self-perpetuating. It comes from his experiences as a young child, where at age ten he had to start small business to help support his family – food, clothing, and shelter.

These experiences are his foundation for today and far in the future.

Take a look at the present and past – where have your challenges created a solid foundation for your life and success? Leverage this today and into the future.

Have a great day,
Anita

Bigger is Best

Bigger isn’t necessarily better, but in some cases it is – specifically with courage. As long as it is genuine, authentic, and real courage, more is best. It gives you the ability to act when you are scared, advance without having all the answers, and ask others for help when you need it.

Have a great day,
Anita

Weed Your Network

As the summer winds down, this is a great time to review the contacts in your network and either reconnect, or if it makes sense, move the people to a dormant group. For those already in your dormant group, consider reconnecting. It’s more effective that starting a new relationship and can be really fun.

Warmly,
Anita

It’s (NOT) Impossible

I was working with someone who was facing what appeared to be an impossible task ahead of him. He worked and worked and worked, yet he didn’t achieve his objective. A few months later, he called to tell me that he achieved his goal. I was super curious what changed. “It’s pretty amazing,” he told me. “Once one of my friends achieved this goal, I knew it was possible.”

I find it fascinating that the big barrier to my friend’s accomplishment was that no one had done it before. Once it was no longer “impossible”, he created a victory.

Have a good day,
Anita

Don’t Force It!

There was something that I wanted very much, but it looked like it wasn’t going to happen. This wasn’t a “no” forever, but for this autumn for sure. So, I decided to let it for now. This didn’t stop me from researching, learning, and perfecting my knowledge, stories, and presentation – and I had fun doing it.

Today, out of the blue, I received an invitation to do the program this September. I am so glad.

By not forcing it, I grew into what I wanted and now have the opportunity to achieve a goal I believe will help others and is important to me.

Have a great week,
Anita

Who’s On Your Team?

Each of us had a group of people who we talk to, text with, and hang out with. Think of those individuals. Write down what they are like and what you do you together. This is what’s shaping your life today and your future tomorrow.

Do you like the picture of your future with these people? If yes, keep going and make this group “your team”. If no, then what’s one thing you can do today to build a new team that supports your goals, aspirations, and values?

Have a great day,
Anita