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| Free Daily Quote for October 15, 2012
Monday Morning Motivation!
“Stop looking at life through a keyhole…open the door to opportunity…get involved, and CREATE the YOU that you CHOOSE to become.”
-Thomas D. Willhite
Looking at life through a keyhole is a very limiting proposition.
Opportunities for empowerment and happiness are hard to visualize through such a narrow window to the world.
Open the door and see that your world is only limited by the size of your dreams.
If for some reason you feel like you are having trouble finding the key…just kick it in.
Dr. Bryan Schuetz
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A beautiful, talented, under utilized, under appreciated friend said yesterday she is making “drastic changes.” My response to that is “YAY!” Sometimes we need to jump to rise up out of our funk. I think a post from Dr. Bryan Schuetz says it best. The good doctor’s post include the following (some I’ve paraphrased.)
As Jack London said:
“I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”
Need help getting ready to jump? 1) Know your dream. 2) Protect your dream. 3) “Live your dream as if your life depends on it, because it really does.” ~Dr. Bryan Schuetz
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I really value some of the information and stories that come across through this online resource. “fear.less” is a free online magazine empowering through stories of overcoming fear. All kinds of examples and all types of contributors make this an appealing resource to entrepreneurs, business leaders, artists, etc. The “About” on their web site says it succinctly, ”these stories demonstrate the hidden potential we have to confront our fears and come out victorious.” Enjoy!
A tremendous amount of wise words in this blog post, http://zenhabits.net/38/
What resonates most with you? For me it was number two.
Sometimes it is nice to see things laid out. It is easier for me to look at my upcoming week or month on paper, more so than in Outlook. So having resources for both digital and hard copy planning and scheduling suit me well.
Along those lines, check the following resource out from my friend Maria Murphy. Maria has been interviewed on NPR and interviewed and published any many other places as well. She is a licensed psychotherapist, adjunct professor, writer and speaker. Her mission is to create opportunities for personal wellbeing. Through her practice, national coaching program and her wellness website, she helps individuals develop the skills they need to create the fulfillment they seek. Her writing includes the Simply Put Together Planner series, 365 Days to Simplicity and Organized Me! She is a regular columnist for My Nassau Sun of the Florida Times Union, Indy’s Child, Cincinnati Parent and Tutor/Mentor Connection, a national non-profit organization based in Chicago. Maria also champions military families and is host of the “Me Minute” for Army Wife Talk Radio. Maria, a former resident of New York and Chicago, resides on Amelia Island, Florida with her family.
Simply Put Together is your guide to creating a life that’s more balanced, fulfilled and happy. A psychotherapist with more than 15 years’ experience, Maria has developed strategies to: make life more manageable, easily practice personal wellness and get more out of life, whether at home or on the job. Sign up for her free e-letter, her ongoing tweet tips, free downloads or check out her unique wellness planners. www.simplyputtogether.com .
I heard someone say the other day that their company couldn’t ‘afford’ to keep employees through recognition and incentives. That seemed like very narrow and extremely short sighted point of view to take for a couple of reasons: you will pay more to hire and train then you will to incent and recognition; and, incentives do not have to be extravagant to be valued.
In a blog post by a North Carolina Employers’ Association, serving the Research Triangle the following post was written, http://blog.capital.org/top-10-reasons-employees-stay-with-an-organization/ citing reasons employees stay. Hello number five and six…feeling valued and recognized.
So knowing you have a good boss, which usually includes someone you know who appreciates you is important. So if you are the boss, how do you handle appreciation and recognition operating under a tight budget? The following is a great post addressing that exact question. Rewards without monetary investment (or very minimal investment)… http://www.openforum.com/idea-hub/topics/managing/article/51-ways-to-reward-employees-without-money-mike-michalowicz?cid=em-smartbrief
Sam Walton sums it up well, “Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.”
The following video clip (under a minute) is a lovely reminder, in a very clear and direct way of being mindful of not only what you say, but how you say it.
In any work environment, on some level you are in ‘sales’ for the company. How you come across will impact how your company is viewed. If you are actually in sales you probably are either all ready aware of the concept of winning vs. whining, or you probably are not selling very much.
So often people of the propensity to want to blame others or the environment for their unhappiness. Winners know we are responsible for our own happiness and success. Maybe you are saying, ‘but I work with a bunch of jerks’. Well that is a shame; however, you are still responsible for your own happiness. And sometimes that means leaving your comfort zone to find it.
So here is the link, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZZBpXaj_EE
If you are new to meditation, perhaps it might be easier to start with passage meditation or focusing on your breath. If you have a lot on your mind and have a hard time keeping focused go with passage meditation. Here is a great FREE source to get you started, http://www.easwaran.org/complete-instructions-in-passage-meditation-1-meditation-on-a-passage.html
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