Monthly Archives: September 2009

No Regrets

Many people live their lives with a series of regrets. Regrets for hurtful words spoken or for beautiful sentiments left unexpressed. Regrets for chances not acted upon and for risks not taken.

When people who are in their sunset years have regrets, those regrets are not for what they chose to do in their life; instead most regrets are for those things left undone.

Wherever you find yourself in your life, one thing is certain: today is the first day of the rest of your life. You have all choices and all possibilities available to you. What you have or … Read More

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What’s In It For Me?

The most common question that goes through the mind of the person you are communicating with is, “What’s in it for me?”. Other similar questions tossing around in their head are, “What should I do with this information?”, “How can I assist her?”, and “Why is she telling me this?”.

Your job in communicating to someone is to answer these questions in advance. A great way to do this is to use the word “because”. As soon as you use this word, their mind will issue a sign of relief and start listening more fully instead of trying to figure … Read More

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Take the Scenic Route

In our daily lives we may hold many conversations in the course of a few hours, work our way through a multitude of tasks and often rush from one place to another. As we sit down to recount the days achievements, we often note that we don’t remember much of what happened in between conversations, tasks and traveling. Sometimes it is difficult to account for all of our time. And sometimes, we recognize that we didn’t really enjoy the scenery along the way.

Do you look around you as you move through your day? Do you notice the people you … Read More

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The Ringing Phone

Do you feel compelled to answer the phone each time it rings? Do you answer it even when you are in the middle of a task, a conversation or some down time for yourself? Although, as humans we are conditioned to answer the phone, perhaps it is time to let it ring.

Unless answering the phone is your actual job, there is no rule that says a ringing phone must be answered. In fact, with technology today, you won’t miss a thing – messages are pretty much automatic. Besides, who says you have to be available to everyone all the … Read More

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Where Are You Headed?

Have you taken time to evaluate where you’re headed in your life? Have you looked at where you are versus where you would like to be? You can start by taking a few minutes to look at your current circumstances and comparing them to where you were a year ago.

Has the picture changed? Have you moved forward, moved back or remained “status quo”? More importantly, how do you feel about your progress and your current position?

Next, take a few minutes to look at where you would like to be versus where you are. In looking forward, visualize the … Read More

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Procrastination is the Answer

Okay, so the title is a bit dicey. Procrastination is only the answer if you don’t want to move forward. Procrastination kills momentum. Procrastination is a way of saying to the world that you really don’t believe in the beauty of your dreams, or that you don’t feel worthy to receive them. Or is it something more?

If you are feeling a tug that is telling you to wait, you might want to reconsider if this tug is your intuition and your inner guidance system, or if this tug is pure and simple fear. You will know the difference by … Read More

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Energy Vampires are Sucky Things

There are people among us who, on occasion and effortlessly, seem to suck the life out of us. You know them because they leave you feeling drained. These people are referred to as Energy Vampires.

They may be people you love, work with or are close to. They may not even be aware that they are zapping you of your energy, and they don’t necessarily mean to do it; all they know is that you offer them something in the way of good feelings, positivity and strength that they desire. So, when they are around you, they garner these feelings … Read More

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