Happy Holidays

Taking a breather to relax, write, and refresh.

Back on 1.4.207 for sure and could pop in before.

Thank you for all of you reading and responding throughout the year.

Happy 2017,
Anita

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The Double Win

As you approach your day, have the intention to win yourself and help others do the same.

Do this with the “easy” people and even those who may get on your nerves.

Warmly,
Anita

Elevate to Excel

Did you achieve what you wanted to in the last 12 months?

I suspect that the answer is “yes” and “no”.

Celebrate the successes – big and small. Also, look at the misses and see what babysteps you can take – that are interesting, absolutely accessible, and elevate your confidence, capacity, and courage – to help you bridge the gaps.

Then – go for it.

Warmly,
Anita

Are You Choosing Success or Defeat?

“Are You Choosing Success or Defeat?”

The answer to that question really depends on your preparation. Is it aligned with understanding the reality of your situation and then focusing on where you can create the most value? On the other hand, is your attention fixed on what the negative side of your circumstances and “learning” as much as you can about what you don’t want in your life?

Either way, you are making causes for your future. You get to decide how and where you invest your time, energy, and resources.

Have a great day,
Anita

Do You Have the Courage to Win?

Where are you holding back and slowing or stalling out your progress?

No matter how much it might seem like lack of time, it’s much more likely that your courage has dipped too low for action. So experiment with tiny things to stretch your confidence, capacity, and courage. Then you can win and win again.

Have a great day,
Anita

The Big Win

I was with a group of new friends yesterday evening and I was really amazed by something one of them said. She is struggling with an ever-changing situation in her company. Rather than complaining, she told us that this was an opportunity for her to expand her emotional intelligence.

Changing starting inside yourself is the big win. Then you will be ready for your “impossible” goals and dreams and have the courage to act on them.

Warmly,
Anita

Are You in the Right Place?

When things aren’t going according to plan, it’s easy to ask yourself, “”Am I in the wrong place? Perhaps a different, role, company, or relationship would make me happier.” In fact, this is what most people do.

Yet this approach would be backwards. The starting point really needs to be within your own heart as you are the common thread. How can you change any negativity from within yourself which will alter how you interact with others?

In the end, the appropriate action may be to stay or it may be to move on. Yet this time, you can make a decision based your wisdom instead of a quick escape plan.

Have a great day,
Anita

Trust Behavior

Some people are really good at getting their points across with powerful words, great enthusiasm, and even big smiles. While this is great, it doesn’t tell the whole story. Even more important is a person’s behavior – over time and especially when no one is watching.

Trust a person’s actions more than their words. The best of all words is that their heart and mind play out in both words and actions.

Warmly,
Anita

Just Start

I was agonizing (okay, maybe a bit of an overstatement) about a project I want to complete. I think and think and think some more about what needs to get done, what help I need, and how scary it all appears. Now this may make me seem like a spineless jellyfish, but those of you who know me understand that this is not true – yet it feels this way.

Do what do I do to break this deadlock? Really two things. First, I meditate to focus and bring forth wisdom from within (we all have at least a little.) Second, I use these insights to take action. Not massively large steps. Any size step will do. It’s just a matter of starting. Once I do, then I can keep what works and tweak what doesn’t.

As an update, while I haven’t found a coder yet, I did create an account to post the project for some very capable undergrads in computer science. One staring step followed by another.

Just start. Now is a good time.

Have a great day,
Anita

Get Your Movement Started

What do you care most about? Why it is important to you? What if you start a movement around this?

Not I’m not suggesting something massive (although if that’s your dream, go for it). I encourage you to stand up for something you believe in and take one action to mobilize even a few like-minded friends to advance your cause.

For me, I want people to feel valued. So, I send handwritten notes and it’s great when others do the same.

Choose something that works for you and is meaningful.

Don’t wait. Start today.

Have a great day,
Anita