As I was writing another article on self-awareness, I was thinking about how difficult and draining it can be when we put so many others ahead of ourselves. The people that work in jobs where that quality of care is important are often the ones most affected by this type of energy drain.
I wanted to take a deeper look at this for those of you, my clients, friends and followers who are self-employed and in a care-giving work.
It could be you ...
I am sitting here at the Apple Bar with Jason the "Genius". He is deftly juggling 2 clients with 5 devices at once, seamlessly.
with a great sense of humour.
After a moment, it occurred to me, I am all of those things, too.
Does this make me a genius as well? Why not!
Looking up genius I found (according to Google)
1) ...exceptional, intellectual, or creative power or other natural ability.
2) a person who is exceptionally intelligent or creative either ...
When a business hits a plateau or even a downturn, the business owner typically looks to the usual suspects: strategic planning, marketing, recruiting and developing better talent, setting new goals, and tactics to improve financial results.
These are all critical areas to constantly improve. But they are not enough.
Unfortunately, business owners sometimes ignore the one factor that might really be keeping their businesses from taking off: the business owner’s thoughts which come from our belief systems.
Many business owners have beliefs that ...
Living the dream, they say. Who are "they"anyway?
You can have the life life you want, but the trick is knowing what that is?
Here are a few things to consider looking at, pondering or getting through or done to accomplish living your dream life.
Anything is possible!
1. Come to know how perfect your life is today.
2. Shift your life around your gifts.
3. Choose your integrity first, your needs second, and your wants third.
4. Before you create a future, resolve the past and perfect ...
I know your type.
You run all day, likely holding your breath, you rarely (or never) have time to enjoy a relaxed dinner with your family, and you wake up every morning dreading the day ahead.
Imagine if you could be in Bizarro World and you suddenly open your eyes feeling enthusiastic about your life, you browse a bookstore on a whim, and even have a quiet mind for most of the day.
Call me crazy but this is possible.
Ask yourself: What is really ...
Does Your Reality Really Suck Way Too Often?
Life is so crazy busy you can hardly stop to check if you are still breathing! Imagine looking at your life and seeing something different? Imagine being able to stop to smell the roses, have a relaxed dinner with the family or friends. How about waking up feeling rested and ready for the day and actually looking forward to all of it!
Seems impossible, you say. Well if you continue the way you are now ...
I have done many things and not done even more. Some of them were things I "tried" then failed. Maybe I was not invested, or even believed that I would fail before I started. But the things that were successful, were all worthwhile because I did them. They didn't have to be "change the world" things, just maybe "change me" a little things. Like losing weight, or reading something positive daily or even writing a blog. Stuff I did then forgot ...
The good the bad and the ugly all have a best before date, and that day was yesterday. Today is new, as is tomorrow... and the next day. This is to remind us that this too (meaning everything) shall pass. It’s best not to spend too much time either celebrating or whining as it’s a new day and a new year, what are we going to do next?
As 2015 draws to a close, the business owner, entrepreneur and executive cannot help ...
Numbers are everywhere especially this time of year. You cannot turn your head with seeing them in the stores both physical and online to spend and save as well as on the calendar as a constant reminder of deadlines. Yikes, only days left until Christmas for those who celebrate! The clock is ticking.
Collecting numbers for your accountant is timely as the end of 2015 is less than 2 weeks away. This alone is enough to warrant hiding under the covers, but ...
Have you let yourself off the hook too easily?
“Stand up for yourself!” This statement was used by someone who thought they were encouraging a meek or quiet person who was being bullied in some form or another.
To stand up to yourself is another thing altogether. For some of us there is two differing thoughts on occasion; the one for us and possibly one against us. The negative part of your self that seems to work against everything your true and whole ...