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 ...
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…
I was second born to my 11 month older brother in Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 28, 1958. I have 4 younger siblings of which 2 were girls and 2 were boys. I was given my father’s name Rowland, even though my parents were not married until five of the six of us were born- I was told this nugget as a teen. I was named after the perky character from the song in the movie “Tammy and the Batchelor” which came ...
You met Eve last week in “Eve” a REAL client! Eve had come a long way in her quest for happiness and value in her first coaching session. Her next session began with thoughts about feeling guilty. Eve felt guilty about so many things. Guilt about not being the best mom, not doing enough of ‘this’ and even doing too much of ‘that’ at times…I know that you get what I am talking about. Some of you have been there, ...
What feeds your soul?
Yeah, for me! Last week I kicked off “10 daily “energizing” habits and I for one did it! Well I did the first one, which was the plan, after all. I was a bit lazy on the weekend as I did some writing in advance, sort of. In reality I wrote every day as I was working on a new piece or editing one for the next day so it seems that is the nature of this beast. ...
Last week I wrote from a thought after reading …to always try just “one more time” and immediately- it was all wrong for me. I missed out on the most important points so I will do this “one more time” for me- and for you.
I really have ditched the word “try” from my vocabulary. My antenna goes up when I hear someone say “I will try to be there…” Or “I will try not to do that again.” It is a ...
“A low self-love in the parent desires that his child should repeat his character and fortune; an expectation which the child, if justice is done him, will nobly disappoint. By working on the theory that this resemblance exists, we shall do what in us lies to defeat his proper promise and produce the ordinary and mediocre. I suffer whenever I see that common sight of a parent or senior imposing his opinion and way of thinking and being on a young ...
First off, I felt my quote was a lame post with no blog added. Not a bad quote just lazy on my part so decided to write something that the quote triggered in me, discernment.
How can we be more aware of this mismatch of standards ahead of time or deal with it when it happens? Being discerning is pretty important in business. We often do not have choices who work with or for. Deciding how important your sense of well being ...