Your Re-Invention

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As you move forward in your life re-invention, here us statement you could practice and use to keep you flexible and moving forward for the rest of your life. This key statement will  keep you focused and solution-focused:

I was wrong.

As a society, we are so wedded to being “perfect” that we will render ourselves physically and mentally ill rather than admit we are not perfect.  Studies show that we are wrong 70% of the time!

If you have found you have made the wrong decision, admit it quickly, correct it or change it, and get on with your life.
Avoid wasting one minute of your life defending a poor choice.

Accept the answers have changed, move on, and make new choices.

Do small steps yield significant results?

We’ve heard this adage before. But is it true? [Read more…]

Goals and dreams

What goals and dreams are you working toward? [Read more…]

Make some small decisions today

Let’s face it, big choices or big decisions are hard ones. That’s why they’re called “big”! [Read more…]

Turn I’m bored into I’m board . . .

Let’s face it.  The kids are bored.  Scrolling through 115 television channels, each of which has nothing on, was never your idea of “family time”. Why not spend some quality time with your children that doesn’t involve some form of video screen? [Read more…]

Keep moving forward!

Ever feel stuck, spending more time in neutral or looking in your rearview mirror? Here’s an old Chinese proverb that speaks to this issue: [Read more…]

Are you burned out? (part 2 of 2)

Last time,(January 20th) we looked at the first three signs of burnout; here are four more: [Read more…]

Are you burned out? (part 1 of 2)

You fall violently ill one day and there are two physicians who are available to treat you. To your right is Dr. Black, who has no experience whatsoever in the disease that ails you. To your left is Dr. White, who is expert on the diagnosis and treatment of your disease, but really doesn’t care about patients, medicine or healing the sick at all. You are really stuck like Buridan’s ass, aren’t you? [Read more…]

The Seven Deadly Sins of entrepreneurship — Number Six

The sixth undesirable trait that Gandhi cautions us about is politics without principle. No, we are not entering into the minefield of the current state of American politics! What this trait speaks to, which is applicable to the study of entrepreneurship, is the dangers of creating a public persona that bears little resemblance to one’s authentic self. [Read more…]

Perhaps the most critical tool for success is . . .

Long gone are the days when Emotional Intelligence was seen as flowery add-on to corporate training seminars or as something that would be nice, but not necessary, for a firm’s success. These assumptions about EI in the workplace are rapidly being put to rest as more and more organizations – from Fortune 500 companies to government agencies, solo entrepreneurs to non-profit organizations – realize the importance of having self or staff that has been trained in emotional intelligence strategies, and who know how to navigate coworkers’, colleagues’ and clients’ emotional trigger points. By doing so, better outcomes are achieved, and the organization as a whole, whether large or small, becomes more successful.  [Read more…]