Unblocking Kindness

Kindness is an easy thing to share in theory, but quite another thing in reality.

Fear, greed, and ignorance can be powerful barriers to sharing our loving kindness. “What if the other person rejects me?” “If I give to him will there be enough for me?” “What could I possibly give to her?”

Yet getting beyond those obstacles will yield considerable rewards to you and others. So go out and share your kindness. Start small and enjoy the benefits..



The Act of Kindness Bonus

What would happen if you did an act of kindness each and every hour you were awake?

Offer these acts to yourself as well as others – balancing between the two. Do this as an experiment and notice what happens.

Many people reporting back have experienced great joy and a new excitement about their own lives, enabling to go after dreams they had tabled for years. The benefits to yourself and others are waiting for you to begin.

Thank you,

The Real Opportunity

Ever finish a goal and feel a little let down?

It’s not a big surprise because most of what brings true value to your life is the learning process itself. While goals help motivate you to advance, the endless learning process provides opportunities to feel competent, confident, and successful.

So what will you learn today?

Have a great day,

Relationship: Renew or Cancel?

Friendship, love, and even working relationships last when they become a story built on shared experiences, memories, and a belief that “we’re in this together.”

Stories are the glue of relationships. They are an opportunity to look at your (personal or work) life with another person and decide, with confidence, that the story should have a sequel.

So think of a relationship that could use a new chapter, record your memories, and decide how you would like this story to evolve into the future.

Have a great day,

Worth Doing?

Ever do a great job on something and then not receive any acknowledgement for a job well done?

While sometimes recognition is not part of the culture, it could be something else. Was your project worth doing in the first place? Did it contribute to a goal valued by your organization?

If not, no matter how well you do something if it’s not worth doing, it likely will never be rewarded.

So what project or activity could you work on next that is valued by you and your organization? Proceed with care, commitment, and capability.

Have a great day,

Never Say Never

I recently overhear two men in an elevator say the following: “George, there are just no wise people where I work. People have gotten really stupid and thoughtless – and I let the people I work with know that.”

I figured that George would shrug and begin talking about last night ball game, so his response surprised me: “Ted, I don’t think that wisdom is a thing of the past, there’s not much room for it – the world is so filled with judgment.” And then there was silence.


Happiness for You

Have a happiness party with your friends.

Get some crayons, markers, glue, stickers, watercolors, glitter, and old magazines and even printed images from your device. Don’t forget oversized construction paper, card stock, or folders. Invite some friends over to create “Happiness Collages.”

Your mission to create an image of what happiness means to you. Use pictures, words, and squiggles of color to show what happiness means to you. Then post your collage where you can see it every day and watch your happiness sprout in ways you can’t even imagine.

Enjoy your day,

Always/Never Enough?!?

Many people believe that they don’t have enough money, must get more, and really will only be satisfied when they have more than enough.

What that means is different depending on who you are and where you start. Yet one thing is universal – “more than enough” is vague, indefinite, and unreachable regardless of who you are.

So if you are frustrated by never having more than enough – consider what they would actually be. In the process, you might find that you have more than enough right now.

Have a wonderful day,

Success Starts with Your Questions

What questions do you ask yourself?

Are they things like, “How could I have done such a stupid thing?” Or are they more like, “What will help me be happy today and help others do the same?”

Your brain will answer either type of question and you’ll likely get lots of answers.

So form your questions so that they give you greater courage, confidence, and compassion.

Enjoy your day,

Are You Easy or Difficult?

Want to instantly add joy to your life?

With each person you interact with during your day ask yourself, “Am I making this person’s life more difficult or less difficult?” If you are a less difficult kind of person, continue. If your MO is “beyond high maintenance,” then consider a different approach.

Find ways to lighten the load of others all the while respecting yourself.

Have a great day,