Be a Benefit

Be a benefit to those you see and talk to.

Certainly do not sacrifice yourself or be untrue to what you believe in. However, do focus on the good in each person and circumstance – and share the good in you with others.

With that in mind, you will be a benefit in others’ lives – guaranteed. And the benefits to you will be enormous.

Thank you,
Anita

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Appreciative at First Sight

Ever look at the people you come into contact with and only notice their flaws – a few extra pounds, a missing button, or a squeaky voice. For the next 48 hours, put a new filter on your “sight” so that what you see first and foremost is each person’s internal and external strengths, beauty, and goodness.

Have a great day,
Anita

Courage: Pass It On

People are feeling challenged by many things today and many aren’t sure if it’s even worth doing anything to change their circumstances.

Often deep down inside, they see the value of transforming their situation, but lack the courage to do much about it. That’s where you come in.

First, give others your full attention and listen with your whole heart. Second, find ways to respect the other person’s life. And third, from that respective, share stories that show how others have done what they want to do.

As you encourage and inspire the other person, watch what happens to you.

Warmly,
Anita

Getting Unstuck

What do you do when you feel stuck?

My usual MO is to push and push and attempt to “figure out” the problem, write down a whole bunch of possible solutions, and create a list of the resources I need to “make things happen”.

While this approach often does work, not always. In fact, sometimes the more I push and plan and strategize – the most stuck I feel. That’s when I give up – not quit, but give up my idea of how things “should” work out.

Have a great day,
Anita

Are You Stalling?

Do you ever find that you really want to move ahead, but you aren’t doing what needs to get done?

Hectic schedules can be a good “excuse”, but there’s usually more to it. Fear, doubt, and/or not seeing a clear pathway could be underlying reasons. Yet there are solutions.

First, decide that you really want to do the thing that is stalled. Second, recommit to it. Third, find things that you are willing to do and feel capable of completing. Finally, move at the pace that feels comfortable for you. Then being stalled will become a thing of the past.

Act even a little today,

Anita

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..

Warmly,
Anita

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,
Anita

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,
Anita

The Responsibility Paradox

Are you the proverbial Boy Scout or Girl Scout believing that “everything” in your life is your responsibility?

While it’s essential to take responsibility for what is yours, taking on more than your share is not very healthy. It can also lead to overload and rebellion from accountability of all kinds.

So relax, stay flexible, and practice letting go of the things that are not your responsibility. You life will be lighter, more joyful, and happier.

Have a great day,
Anita

“Right” Time Decision Making

Think it’s time to move on from a job or relationship?

If it’s not clear to you, here’s one strategy that virtually always works.

Do your very best where you are in ways where you add value and harmony to yourself and the team. Doing a great job doesn’t block but only increases your ability to know if and when the right time comes to move on.

So do you best and reap of the rewards of greater confidence, sense of purpose, and wisdom.

Thank you,
Anita