We all operate on energy. Awareness of how and where we invest or squander it can help us harness and direct it for better returns. Our personal ‘energy pie’ is finite which means each interaction taxes and uses chunks of that pie. Developing awareness by consciously appropriating energy, time and focus, helps us invest rather than deplete those resources for a higher ROI. How are you using your personal energy? Do you regularly invest it into what you want develop and grow in your life – or are you squandering that precious energy aimlessly on non-fulfilling, short-term, dead-end, inconsequential pursuits? […]
The most damaging of pranks is the unquestioned relationship with the harshest of critics, in the form of our inner judge, whose attacks are incessant, with confidence-depleting chatter, duping us into believing what it says. The good new is that changing the dynamic of this abrasive relationship, for a more supportive one is within our control. The first step is to simply acknowledge and express appreciation to that internal judge’s intention. The intent is to keep us safe by maintaining the status quo, within a small world full of limitations. Step two is to declare change by ‘doing life […]
“If only the best songbirds sang, the forest would be a very quiet place.” I don’t recall who proclaimed this, but it is so true! In nature birds just do their ‘thing’ and sing. They don’t wait to master the right notes, for the perfect circumstances, nor do they worry about how they will be perceived or judged. So go ahead – follow the pointers from mother nature, pursue your the goals that make your heart sing. It’s your song, give IT voice and wings. Can you feel your spirit soar?
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Lao-Tzu Charting the course to your goals is more than just reaching the destination to your desired success. When your key values are reflected in your goals, they serve as you intrinsic compass for navigating to what is important to you. Those values become the directional set points of your life compass, as you grow & progress to your priority goals. Values inspire and serve as signposts for deeper engagement & commitment to your priority goals, guiding you with the meaningful purpose in achievement. Living your values in […]
In life, there is one thing that is certain, change is a constant and something is always changing. With the official arrival of summer, we are reminded that seasonal changes and cycles are constant and inevitable. These cycles relate to the rotation of the earth; monthly cycles to the moon; annual cycles to the relative position of the sun and stars. In our own life, we may need to be reminded of our own personal changes and cycles in relation to our environment, relationships, and season in life. Our perception and response to change is often more important than the […]
Our best memories are not made on a cell phone, pc or tackling an endless to-do list. Our best memories are made in face to face moments. Doing what we enjoy, taking time to be with the people we enjoy. It’s about a deliberate pause to decide who and what brings you joy, then making the time to be there! Here’s to making memorable moments this weekend!
Politely of course, à la Dr. Seuss! It is beyond mid-April, yet this Winter unrelentingly hangs around, and has long outworn its welcome! A continuing, tenacious wintry scene, brings one of my favorite Dr. Seuss book title to mind: Marvin K. Mooney, Will You PLEASE GO NOW! “I don’t care how you go, JUST GO! NOW!” Poetic license declared and granted by inserting the chosen name of someone, or something that has imposed a presence way beyond comfort. Keep repeating, as in this case, “Snowy F. Winter, I don’t care how you go, PLEASE JUST GO!! NOW!!!” Could it be […]
The cruelest April Fool’s prank is the one our inner critic dupes up into believing. To create a new relationship with self and life, simply thank it for attempting to help by keeping you small, and then dismiss it! Repeat enough times to reduce the inner critic to an occasional annoyance rather than an overshadowing presence. Then go step into the fullness of all that life has in store for you. Happy first of April and everyday !
To become your personal and professional best, i.e., being the best you possible, at what you pursue, is the ultimate success! For most people, it doesn’t happen magically. It takes time and practice. The presenting scientist at lecture I recently attended declared that research quantified that it takes 1000 hours to master a new skill. That seems like a lot of hours. The distinction between focused time invested vs. time idly spent is huge. That’s the value of hours dedicated to learning what you deem important. The idea that practice time in learning a new language, meditating, or handling a […]
Getting fanatic about unfinished business on a Friday can be a major motivator for smooth sailing into the following week. There’s huge satisfaction in completing and checking off tasks on the week’s unfinished business list. It’s like clearing out some breathing room on the road to working on your goals and just a bigger allowance of time without the burden of added weight, perpetually awaiting your attention. Here’s a simple three-step approach. First, gather all that remains to be done on a list starting with the most challenging. Next, itemize all you’ll need for taking care of the top, […]
It’s your big push today for high productivity by leveraging your actions to achieve maximum results in record time. First month of the year, last day of the month is an opportunity to position yourself for finishing big AND starting next month poised for takeoff. Whatever achievements you racked up so far, keeping the momentum going is pivotal since you’re setting the success foundation of your goal commitments, during the crucial first months of the year. Four steps to creating end of the month success Identify top 3 high ROI actions to take Line them up for tackling according to impact and […]
“I have a dream…” MLK | A goal is a dream in progress, with set deadlines as targets to aim for, to keep us moving forward. Goals are the gifts we give ourselves, giving power to the activities that transform us and our world. Life Goals help us improve specific aspects about ourselves, or areas within our life. Achieving our goals helps us score internal points. They are about following through in doing what we identified needs to be done, to attain what we desire. Effective goal setting keep us stretching and reaching towards the vision of what we want […]
Regardless of what this past year has been like for us, it’s helpful to keep in mind that we all have our share of self-doubt, temporary setbacks and times when the obligations of everyday life can feel like a succession of detours and roadblocks to our desired success. Yet, we persist and persevere, slowing down but never giving up on our goals! Endings and beginnings require pause for reflection and appreciation. So as this year concludes and the new one beckons, how helpful would it be to focus and make note of all our gratitudes; whether they are for people, […]
Four Steps for creating a strategic approach to keep you engaged, motivated, and maintain a focus for targeted action: 1. FOCUS: Narrow your focus on your BIG BURNING IMPORTANT GOALS of SUCCESS™ 2. ACTION: Commit to taking 2-3 consistent actions on those top 2-3 KEY goals. 3. KEEP SCORE: Measure your progress against the deadline. 4. ASSESSMENT & ACCOUNTABILITY: on a regularly scheduled weekly basis: a. What did you do last week that worked moving you closer to the goals? b. What did you do that did not have much of an impact? c. What will you do […]
Truism: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Questions: 1. If the vision of your goal can be translated into that formula, what would that look like? 2. Are you fully aware how each of the parts contribute to the whole? 3. How will this help you be more engaged, productive and persistent? Answer: A higher level perspective creates not only relevance but crystallizes how the dots connect, creating the ‘whole’!