Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Actual Cost

I don't know when or where it happened but I started understanding the VALUE of the time I spent with people. Spending quality time with people who enhance my life, means more to me that anything.

I wanted to see if I was the only one who felt like this. I started asking the question and found out that others felt the same way. It didn't matter how old you were.

The bottom line is that we're ALL on earth  for a finite amount of time. All our hearts are ticking. We don't know when they'll stop. We HAVE to make use of every day as it'll be our last.

Making use of your time is what really matters. You can't put a price on it.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Leadership And You (Part 13)

When you are faced with a situation that is beyond your control, ask yourself What steps can I take toward a solution? A few small steps may be just what is needed, to begin the chain of events that lead to SUCCESS!

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

"Balls Out" Days!

I don’t know about you but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve recognized the importance of maximizing my day. I want to fill it with love, joy, kindness, compassion, fun and risk.

Two people taught me the importance of doing this -- my aunt Emily and Princess Diana. My aunt died from colon cancer when I was 31 years old. She had 6 months left of work to retire, and take it easy. She NEVER made it to her “finish line.” It took me close to a year to get over her death and get control back in my life. Her greatest lesson (for me) was to live each day to the fullest. Don’t wait til your retirement, or til a situation gets better, before you live your life. You could be dead tomorrow.

Princess Diana was another person  who taught me this. In a blink of an eye, she was killed in a car crash. Gone in her 40’s. The lesson for both my aunt and Princess Diana? Turn up the volume of your life and live it passionately!

Currently, I’m choosing to have “balls-out” days. Think of a man walking around exposing his balls, er  . . . testicles. On one level, it’s pretty BOLD; on another level, it’s vulnerable. Both are important for an authentic life. Each day presents a challenge. If you want to have an authentic (or better life), you have to take a risk and test yourself -- sometimes you gotta be bold and tell it like it is. Sometimes, you have to be vulnerable and do the same.

I look at my life this way >> I’ve paid my dues. I deserve more “Balls-Out” days that make me feel better. How about you?

Question for you: What situations are getting your attention to put your “balls” out there?

Focus: Self-worth, spirit, communication, risk

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Don't Procrastinate!

Every project you do takes a certain amount of time -- painting your bedroom or paying your bills. Usually, you can guesstimate how much time you'll need to get the job done.

BUT, if you're a procrastinator; that theory goes to hell in a handbasket. Procrastinators sabotage time and projects. If they're clueless, it takes a while to recognize,  Hey, I'm wasting a LOT of time here and that HAS to stop!  If they KNOW they procrastinate; well, they HAVE to establish their priorities AND have to manage their time better. BOTH situations can be rectified, PROVIDED that they are committed to changing their patterns.

Get in the habit of managing your time BETTER. Don't procrastinate!

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Leadership And You (Part 12)

Taking credit for the accomplishments of others indicates that pride is controlling your life. When you notice your pride is taking control, take immediate steps to put it in check by giving credit to those who deserve it.

Each of us is creating a reputation in developing personal qualities by which we will be remembered. How would you summarize your life right now?

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