Monday, June 30, 2014

Quick Tip - Making the Shift

Making the Shift  
There are expressions such as "it's the little things that matter", and "good things come in small packages" that remind me of how some slight "shifts" can make a big difference.  When you are thinking of making a bit of a change, or you are willing to shift your thoughts, and therefore your results, please consider:   
  • Shifting from working hard to working focused.
  • Shifting from thinking how busy you are to realizing how productive you are.
  • Shifting from being tired and frazzled to being full and fulfilled.
  • Shifting from being exhausted by all you "have to do" to being energized by all you "get to do".
  • Shifting from a work-life balance to a life balance, as work is just one part of your life.
  • Shifting from "fake it 'til you make it" to "take it and make it yours now".
Make the shifts in order to see and feel the results!

Friday, June 13, 2014


"All is connected... no one thing can change by itself."
-  Paul Hawken 
American environmentalist, entrepreneur, and author.
(b. 1946)
A lot of people network, or meet people regularly, and yet how many of them, how many of us, are really CONNECTED?  In order to learn from others and from experiences, it is important to make that true connection.

CONNECTED people are, do. and/or have the following:
C - Care 
O - Offer ideas 
N - Notice people 
N - Notice things & situations 
E - Engage others to learn 
C - Create relationships that are mutually beneficial 
T - Tell of wins 
E - Entertain, and even expect feedback 
D - Decide to engage each day in many ways 

To be truly effective, this all has to be, and therefore, you have to be sincere, consistent, and filled with the desire to make a difference...not for the superficial contacts, rather, for the real connection