Imagine I tell you how exhausting it’s been training a new puppy while trying to work without getting distracted. (It has.) Or how frustrating it is to have technical issues while working on my Mac. (It is!) Or how I wish my husband didn’t have to travel so much for work. (I do.) How quickly, […]
My husband affectionately created a nickname for my mom: Polly Platitude. Whenever someone had a problem, she’d pull out a platitude in her well-meaning effort to resolve the issue. Sick as a dog? “Whatever doesn’t kill you will make you stronger.” Your best friend betrays you? “Forgive and forget” because “time heals all wounds.” Your boyfriend […]
Most professionals recognize that thoughtfully planning their daily schedule is important for getting critical work done. And, those same professionals also admit they dive into their days more often than not without that strategic planning. As soon as they walk in the door, people respond to e-mail and voice mail messages, address urgent requests and […]
This post is prompted by two circumstances this week that I feel compelled to speak up about. First, I opened CNN’s site to update myself on the daily news and saw an article about Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook who says she’s leaves work every day at 5:30 pm and always has done so in […]
In this first principle, Napoleon Hill says to make up your mind and “start today to go after it. Do it now!” He may have even unknowingly inspired Nike’s greatest ad slogan, “Just do it!” He closes this principle by saying, “Successful people move on their own initiative but they know where they are going before […]
On Monday morning, I was reading Harvey Mackay’s column. He shared some background about a gentleman, named Gordon Dean, who began his career as a lawyer and served under Presidents Roosevelt and Truman. I was intrigued when he said, “Dean died in a plane crash in 1958, and it’s said among his personal effects was an envelope with nine life lessons scribbled on the back. Harvey went on to share those nine life lessons.
I was reminded of a previous issue of the Winning Lifestyles newsletter where I shared another great man’s life lessons and thought you might enjoy them, as well. Here is an excerpt from that article:
Okay, so that’s a pretty sensationalized title for me. However, it is the name of a book by an author I trust; Patrick Lencioni. The title is actually Getting Naked; A Business Fable about shedding the three fears that sabotage client loyalty. I read the entire book on a flight to California. It sang to me.
This will be of interest to those of you who provide services to your clients. Consultants, coaches, sales professionals, speakers, lawyers, you get the idea. If you are committed to making a difference in other people’s lives and in their businesses,
Tune in to your self-talk and you’ll know ahead of time whether you will accomplish your goal, change your health, connect with other people or be successful in your endeavor. It’s your choice.
When you find a tool, resource, book, website or other “great goodie” you can’t keep to yourself, at least I can’t. So, I am compelled to share with you a practical, muscle building, posture straightening, fun piece of equipment. It’s my new office chair.