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My great friend Maureen Ennis of Coleman Ennis Change Management posted this the other day from Mind, Body, Green website (www.mindbodygreen.com) and I thought it was so great I had to repost! I especially love the one about regretting decisions. Lord knows I have a good amount that I question.... Happy New Year and here's to a great year! Here are 20 things to let go of in order to reach unlimited happiness. 1. Let go of all thoughts that don't make you feel empowered and strong. 2. Let go of feeling guilty for doing what you truly want to do. 3. Let go of the fear of the unknown; take one small step and watch the path reveal itself. 4. Let go of regrets; at one point in your life, that “whatever” was exactly what you wanted. 5. Let go of worrying; worrying is like praying for what you don’t want. 6. Let go of blaming anyone for anything; be accountable for your own life. If you don’t like something, you have two choices, accept it or change it. 7. Let go of thinking you are damaged; you matter, and the world needs you just as you are. 8. Let go of thinking your dreams are not important; always follow your heart. 9. Let go of being the “go-to person” for everyone, all the time; stop blowing yourself off and take care of yourself first … because you matter. 10. Let go of thinking everyone else is happier, more successful or better off than you. You are right where you need to be. Your journey is unfolding perfectly for you. 11. Let go of thinking there's a right and wrong way to do things or to see the world. Enjoy the contrast and celebrate the diversity and richness of life. 12. Let go of cheating on your future with your past. It’s time to move on and tell a new story. 13. Let go of thinking you are not where you should be. You are right where you need to be to get to where you want to go, so start asking yourself where you want to go. 14. Let go of anger toward ex lovers and family. We all deserve happiness and love; just because it is over doesn’t mean the love was wrong. 15. Let go of the need to do more and be more; for today, you've done the best you can, and that's enough. 16. Let go of thinking you have to know how to make it happen; we learn the way on the way. 17. Let go of your money woes — make a plan to pay off debt and focus on your abundance. 18. Let go of trying to save or change people. Everyone has her own path, and the best thing you can do is work on yourself and stop focusing on others. 19. Let go of trying to fit in and be accepted by everyone. Your uniqueness is what makes you outstanding. 20. Let go of self-hate. You are not the shape of your body or the number on the scale. Who you are matters, and the world needs you as you are. Celebrate you!
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
I'm in Lake Tahoe with my family for Christmas break and the other day I took a long ride around the lake, which is astonishingly beautiful, to find a particular ski shop. On the way there I was looking at the beautiful scenery but then something caught my eye - a sign on a small building that said "Living Out Loud". I couldn't help but wonder what that was but I was going about 40 miles per hour and didn't want to slow down on that windy road. I made sure on my way back however to stop and take notice. It was a small company with the sign "Living Out Loud....www.livingoutloud.com". What a cool name for a company! I just loved that!! As soon as I got home I went on to my computer to check it out. To no surprise it is a coaching/motivational company and I am definitely going to look more into them when I return to NJ. This made me stop and think. It is so important to create those "Wow" moments. As busy as I was this Christmas season, I did stop and watch the West Jet Christmas miracle video a few times because I loved it. I stopped and noticed. I actually tear'ed up! If you haven't watched it yet, click here to see it! It also made me think of how many people stopped and took notice and had great conversations with us on the campaign trail this past fall, when Shelly Aberson of ANW Inc in Westfield designed a cool pack of gum with our campaign sign as a cover. If you haven't worked with Shelly you should check out her website at www.anwinc.com. The gum wasn't nearly as expensive as the West Jet video and it certainly wasn't as large as an effort as re-naming a company, but it was impactful. It made people stop and take notice. Now is the time for new strategies, new ideas and new creativity. There's a new year in front of us. A blank slate. Let's come up with at least one stop and take notice initiative.....I am starting to think already of mine!! Happy New Year!!
Monday, October 7, 2013
I just read this great article about being a compassionate leader and if you have the desire to be one, then you should look at your mom. How true! I'm at the age where a lot of my friends have kids in school full time and after years/decades of not working... they have a strong desire to re-enter the work force. Often they find its not that easy and often come to me for advice. This article gives credence to what I've always told them! There is no better career training than being a mom! Who else is better at multi-tasking, focusing on the issues, leading a crowd and getting results, day in and day out. Being a compassionate leader is critical in today's economy because top talent is in demand and employer loyalty is at an all time low. How often have we worked for someone who we would work weekends for....stay late on the friday before Memorial Day for.....take three airplane connections for....just because we didn't want to let them down and wanted to make them proud. Tom Anthony, this means you!! :) Here's the article. Take a quick read and tell me what you think! "Want to be a Compassionate Leader?"