Acknowledge Someone NOW!

Everyone is SO busy with a myriad of things in their lives – from work to family to school and more. In the midst of this action frenzy, it’s easy to take others for granted.

So, to break this too busy “tradition” – pause and positively acknowledge someone in your life. Perhaps that person needs a little boost and you could be the perfect person to provide it.

Have a great day,
Anita

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The Perspective Paradox

I work with a lot of people over the course of a year. It’s very interesting to see how two people in very similar circumstances can have very different networks, opportunities, and outcomes.

So what IS the difference? I have found that it has a lot to do with attitude, perspective, and most importantly, a sense of gratitude. Appreciation can positively change EVERYTHING for the better.

Warmly,
Anita

The Generosity Bonus

Generosity is a wonderful thing. You can do it anywhere and anytime, using lots of money or none at all. The key is what is in your heart – giving without expecting anything in return. When you do, things you never thought possible can show up when you least expect them – and that’s half the fun, right?

So be generous – early and often. In the process, you will expand your opportunities, capacity, and many, many, other terrific things.

Have a great day,
Anita

Unstuck Yourself

Feeling stuck is a terrible place to be. It makes each thing you do harder, more time consuming, and less fulfilling. Ugh!

Yet there is a solution and it doesn’t take much willpower, discipline, or brute force. Just take one performance babystep – an action you have complete control over and is small enough to do today. That one tiny move ahead can change your perspective, confidence, and sense of well-being – and help you get unstuck.

Remember, no action is too small. Just do it.

Have a great day,
Anita

Encourage Others

It’s easy to want others to encourage you. At least, I do.

That said, when I need encouragement the most, I do my best to reach out to others and see how I can be a source of encouragement to them. When I do,  it’s a double benefit. The other individual feels better and I find that I am almost instantly encouraged and feel more engaged, confident, and determined.

So encourage someone today!

Warmly,
Anita

Are You Worth the “Risk”?

I was chatting with someone this week and she was questioning why others don’t seem to want to help her. The more we chatted, the clearer it became to both of us that her approach made her appear risky. It wasn’t something massive or even super obvious, it was little things – from not responding in a timely manner to asking for too much too soon. Also, there were a few missing “thank yous” here and there.

So the next time you ask someone to help you, ask yourself: “Am I making myself ‘risky’ to the other person?” If you think you are, you likely are. Adjust your approach accordingly and move ahead.

Have a great day,
Anita

Pause Before You Complain

Oh my gosh! It’s so easy to complain about people, situations, and even the weather. Yet before you do, pause long enough to remember all of the good things you have in your life. When you do, you might just “forget” about complaining altogether. And that would be a very good thing!

Have a great day,
Anita

Your Focus Determines Your Future

We each spend our days focusing on one thing or another. The big question is: On what are you focusing? The answer to that question will largely determine your future.

The best answers are filled with things that increase your courage, confidence, and capacity. So, if this is not your answer today, I strongly encourage you to shift toward the positive and empowering. Take one step today – no matter how small it is.

Warmly,
Anita

The Power of Patience

I want things now – actually yesterday – and when they take longer than I hoped, I get cranky. Yet I have come to realize that in pursuing a goal for a longer than I expected, I grow in capacity, courage, and other good stuff. So the power of being patient comes in seemingly wonderful ways.

So step back and while you “take your time,” continue to be authentic, active, and appreciative,

Have a great day,
Anita

Why Are People Annoying?

I will admit that some individuals annoy me. A little, a lot, or somewhere in between. At times, this negative disturbance takes me by surprise, which is unsettling.

I have come to realize that there is a quick, painless, and highly effective way to turn this around. It is taking a step back and looking at the other person with compassion, empathy, and appreciation. While not always easy to do, the rewards are great. When you create space to listen to (and hopefully help) the individual, you will expand your own capacity as a human being in the process..

When we build positive bridges of understanding with others, everyone benefits.

Have a great day,

Anita