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 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 ...
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 ...
All leaders have had leaders at one time or another. I bet you can name the good ones as well as the...not so good ones off the top of your head. Which one are you? Employee engagement may be the best barometer to assess how well you are leading in your position. According to American and Canadian statistics, less than 20% of employees are truly engaged at work. Between 60-70% are not engaged at all with the balance somewhere in between. ...
I just want to start by saying (with not much humility) I just completed several exams where my abilities were assessed by Master Certified Coaches as “good enough” to receive my PCC or Professional Certified Coach for the ICF otherwise know as the International Coach Federation, the first and largest Association of Coaches worldwide!
This is a HUGE achievement for any coach and most don’t do it because it is scary! There are 3 levels of certification, ACC Associate Certified Coach (150+ hrs client coaching), PCC ...
Life is Good!
Life will give you exactly what you need. Well it has for me – consistently.
Right now life is giving me a wee break to renew and energize with my beloved.
This is PERFECT!
Life really is GOOD!
Let me know what makes your life good.
I remember a commercial from decades ago told us if we did not like who we were we could “live it as a blonde”. As if changing our hair color was all we had to do. Is it really that simple? It has not been for me, how about you?
If you don’t like what’s happening to or around you – what are you doing about it?
If you want your life to be different who are you willing to become to be ...
“I’ve changed my mind.” is a full sentence. Just like “No.” we need not say more.
Do we “need” an explanation from others when they say this to us? Why?
Does a decision really need to be explained or defended? Is it really our business?
Could it be about respecting others and the decisions they make for themselves?
Is it just a bad habit that can be amended by no longer asking for an explanation?
Just wondering what you think…
Lao Tzu said, “When I let go of who I am, I become what I might be.”
So when you take a good long look in the mirror and connect with your truest self, who are you right now? This can depend on how open you are to outside information what that “who” description will look like. It could be a physical description with all the added stuff that you have done so far in life. It could be who you believe ...
Happily Ever After- life is just good!
The Perfect Storm- just one huge disaster!
Groundhog Day- the same old, same old…
The Trouble with Harry… you feel dragged along with no choice or control!
Please comment on what movie/series describes your life.
Whatever it is – if you are not thrilled with its content you have a choice to change it.
No I did not say it would be easy, just that it is possible. If you don’t know where to start, get support to figure that ...