Empathy is a Great Shortcut

For each person you meet, create a positive connection. In doing so, you increase your value to the other person and to yourself. Empathy is powerful and profound.

Have a great day,
Anita

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When Things Get You Down

Oh my gosh, things can get you down, even when there is nothing really to be upset about. I notice this so clearly and honestly, I get stuck and sometimes don’t know what to do. I even wallow – perhaps even some today. Remember: each of us is human.

So, my strategy is do see the brilliance in others today – challenging! Oh yes, I need to start by seeing my own magnificence. Without starting with me, it’s impossible to get out of being down – and I certainly can’t be of help to anyone else (which I want to be able to do).

More to follow.

Let’s be victorious together!

Warmly,
Anita

The Downside of Complaining

The big question is – “Is there any upside in complaining?” The real answer is “no”, yet in the moment, a good complaint, especially shared with others has a momentary sense of gratification – that quickly fades.

Oh boy, do I fall into that trap at times. I feel justified and seek agreement from others about my complaint. Yet in the end, the best gift of all is taking responsibility for my feelings, situation, and reactions. When I do, I set myself for genuine happiness which isn’t present in the midst of complaining.

Enjoy a complaint free day,
Anita

The Why of Support

It’s a funny thing about support – it’s impossible for anyone to help you if they don’t know why.

Why falls into a few categories – why achieving your goal is important to you, why is can be important to this particular person, and why is could be important to others.

Map out these whys in a clear, simple, and straightforward way. No need for big words, complex concepts, and grandiose claims. Make it heart to heart. That’s what matters most.

Have a great day,
Anita

What If You Could Move the World?

Well, you can move the world – if you start with an opportunity to do this in your immediate environment. Who can you help today – a family member, friend, colleague – or even a new acquaintance? This doesn’t need to be a massive thing. A tiny action – from listening to providing encouragement – can move a person’s life for the better.

That’s how one person can move the world, so do it!

Warmly,
Anita