If You’re Stalled, Just Do This.

I know that my biggest roadblock is my fear of getting it wrong. What a set up?!? There is no way to get it right all of the time.

So what are people like you and me to do? Ahhh. The good news, there is an answer and it’s NOT a secret. Act. It doesn’t matter how small the step, just that do it as long as it moves you in the direction of your goal.

One more thing – if you aren’t taking action even with that tiny step – it’s likely still too big. Make it smaller – without judgment. Your assignment – if you choose to accept it – is to create momentum. When you do, you will feel good, be motivated to take more steps, and your goal will get closer and closer and closer. Ta-Dah!

Have a great day,
Anita

Select for Success

I know I am afraid to make a decision when I search and search and search for the “right” answer. This is the point when my creativity kicks in (not in the most productive way) and I come up with possibility after possibility – which actually serves to reduce my certainty about any specific idea.

What I have come to realize is that sometimes I just need to select something – knowing that no answer is perfect. Yet a good idea or path that is acted on is WAY better than more hours, months, or years of brainstorming with no decision in sight.

Enjoy your day,
Anita

The Half-Step Blueprint

I have a friend who does just about anything she puts her mind to do. While she is amazing, she is just like you and me. There are two “secrets” to her enduring success. The first is that she looks for a  gap and decides how she could add value by filling the gap. The second (which I absolutely love), is she takes half-steps.

Her half-step blueprint makes it easy for her to take action because she doesn’t freak herself out with giant leaps and her half-steps reduce the risk to others who let her do things that others would even be so bold to ask for.

So half-step it. Start now.

Warmly,
Anita

What Does Your Work Say About You?

Whether you work inside the home, outside the home, or both, what you do is a reflection of who you are at your core.

So what kind of statement does your work say about you? Commitment? Care? Creativity?

You will want to know so you can keep doing what you are doing the way you are doing it – or make changes – big or small.

Have a great day,
Anita

Getting Out of the Dumps

It’s a funny thing. There are days when the sun is shining, the sky is blue, and I feel unsettled. At those times, there are no people or circumstances troubling me. It’s all internal. In many ways, it’s simple to change since it’s up to me. Yet simple and easy are not the same. It takes courage, commitment, and desire to move ahead.

In the end, it really only takes one babystep to shift everything. Thank goodness for that.

Enjoy your day,
Anita

Find the Treasures Within the Junk

I have a friend who is masterful at going to resale shops and finding amazing things. While I see piles and piles of some really yucky looking stuff, she zeros in items that are really the best of the best.

While her approach works on clothing, jewelry, and leather goods, it’s even more powerful when looking at people. Each person has something truly incredible, although it can be (REALLY) hidden. The “fun” thing is in locating the gem in each person. When you do, the other person feels valued, you could develop a new friend, and who knows the wonderful things you could create together!

Have a great day,
Anita

Just One More Step

It’s a funny thing about achieving goals. The difference between success and failure starts with one step – that is either taken or not.

If you take just one more step, there is the possibility that you could accomplish something important to you. That one step (no matter how big or small) is extraordinarily powerful because it is a source of courage, confidence, and momentum.

So the next time you think about stopping, pause long enough to see if one more step is in order for your success and happiness,

Enjoy your day,
Anita