True Courage Sometimes is Just Getting Out of Bed………………

A lot of times when we think of a person being courageous we think about overcoming some major issue or event.  However, real courage is often masked in ordinary occurrences that take place in daily living.  Even getting out of bed in the morning can be one of the most courageous things a person does all day because of the overcoming of the pain that surrounds that one act.  They often fail to give themselves credit for these seemingly simple acts because they are a necessity to survive. They take for granted that they should be able to do these things easily.  When they can’t do it easily and effortlessly they see themselves as failure rather than courageous.

They don’t give themselves credit for the courage it took which takes away the joy of accomplishment . They fail to have gratitude for what it took to accomplish this feat and how far they have progressed.

Recognizing whatever it takes to get you where you are going and having gratitude for how far you have come, recognizing the courage and dedication it took to get there will speed your progress and increase your joy. For me it has shown me how far along the path to where I am going I have come.

 

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Panache /p??naSH,-?näSH/

"Mustache" drawing by Sarah Klein-Tower

“Mustache” drawing by Sarah Klein-Tower

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Mustaches have different personalities. This mustache shouts flair, flamboyance.

Elegance and high style. Even in jeans and a sweat shirt this mustache is a standout fashion statement.

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Overwhelmed

Overwhelmed and Full Of………………..

"Full of It" drawing by Sarah Klein-Tower

“Full of It” drawing by Sarah Klein-Tower

When we are going through something — our thoughts, our being becomes full of – and even consumed by – what is going on. It seems like the answer to our dilemma would be to immediately solve it, take care of what is causing the issues as quickly as possible.

Stepping back, taking a deep breath and gaining some prospective might actually be a wiser first step. To find a lasting solution to a problem we have to see what we are “full of” clearly so we can really take care of the issues facing us. To do this we have to get to a place of clarity about what we are really facing and to a place of optimism and confidence that a solution is possible.

Taking a step back enables us to proceed more empowered and equipped to handle the issue we are full of and consumed by.

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Together in Purpose

Together in Purpose by Sarah Klein-Tower

Together in Purpose by Sarah Klein-Tower

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Totem of Business Success

Here is my drawing of a corner office with lots of windows. It is titled “Totem of Business Success”. The real bonus is the sun light it allows in.. the energy it generates in the office.. the view of the outside acting as a reminder of the world your decisions impact. What is your totem of business success?

Totem of Business Success by Sarah Klein-Tower

Totem of Business Success by Sarah Klein-Tower

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Seen but Hidden

Seen but Hidden drawing by Sarah Klein-Tower

“Seen by Hidden” by Sarah Klein-Tower

What we wear, do, occupation can appear to be our identity.  When people think of us they see in their minds eye the person who  is a hip dresser, a doctor, a relative, an artist, the person who has tattoos. They categorize us in their minds eye according to their description of what this means to them, their perception of what they perceive that to mean.  We are seen by them, but much of who we truly are is actually hidden from them.

We even think of ourselves in the same light. We see ourselves as a mother, a father, a sister, a brother, a runner, what we wear, what we do, whether we are well or have issues. This appears to us to be our identity and often how we think of ourselves and see ourselves.  When we think of ourselves we see ourselves in light of many of these things that only actually describe the picture we are allowing to be shown, even to ourselves — keeping hidden and failing to identify who we really are.  We are seen but actually hidden.  Some people are hidden to more degrees than others.

Why is it important to be seen? Because when we are really seen and known, especially to ourselves, we feel valued, heard, and understood; which provides a foundation and ability to know and create the life we love living.

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Getting to Best !!!

Getting to best often involves a number of attempts at getting to ok.  Wanting to be at best can sometimes mask how far we have come and how close we are to where we want to go

It is easier to see what remains to do, to accomplish, then it is to see how far we have traveled.

One of the reasons is that “to do” has something to attain whereas accomplishments are complete and don’t have a task attached. They don’t provide something to set their minds and hands to.

For doers being still and not having tasks to do makes them feel they are failing to achieve what they set out to bring about.   This causes them to over think whether they are actually going anywhere and that their perceived progress is a myth of their imagination.  This is actually a good point for them to take stock of everything and see what they can do to make them feel like they have some control and input in achieving what they want to happen.

Whether a small or large task, having  something  to set their hand to will allow  them to have a feeling of going forward. It will provide a sense of moving forward in  pursuit of their desired outcomes.  The task can be as simple as writing a list of what needs to take place or as involved as traveling to another country to interview perspective associates.

The key in getting form okness to best and accomplished results is to have a feeling of moving forward.  Creating tasks provides a great tool to create the continued momentum to accomplish what they desire to bring about.

 

 

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Courage is Sometimes Getting Out of Bed………………..

A lot of times when we think of a person being courageous we think about overcoming some major issue or event.  However, real courage is often masked in ordinary occurrences that take place in daily living.  Even getting out of bed in the morning can be one of the most courageous things a person does all day because of the overcoming of the pain that surrounds that one act.  They often fail to give themselves credit for these seemingly simple acts because they are a necessity to survive. They take for granted that they should be able to do these things easily.  When they can’t do it easily and effortlessly they see themselves as failure rather than courageous.

They don’t give themselves credit for the courage it took which takes away the joy of accomplishment . They fail to have gratitude for what it took to accomplish this feat and how far they have progressed.

Recognizing whatever it takes to get you where you are going and having gratitude for how far you have come, recognizing the courage and dedication it took to get there will speed your progress and increase your joy. For me it has shown me how far along the path to where I am going I have come.

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How To Add New Spice To Your Business!!!

YouTube Preview ImageQueens University of Charlotte McColl School of Business professor (and mystery novelist) Cathy Anderson speaks about leveraging creativity in business.

When we think of applying creativity we mainly associate it with an artistic endeavor. However, creativity is an invaluable asset in creating and maintaining a successful business  Looking at things from a creative prospective generators new perspective, fresh ideas and different ways to approach things.  It adds spice, color and fun to any business project.

Next time you begin a new project, or consider how to give your business a lift take a bit of time to add some creative thinking to how you might enhance things and add some sparkle to the process.

 

 

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How Do I Get More Time In My Day?

Question of the Day?

I feel that time is not my own these days. How do I get it back?

Time is sometimes an illusion. The more we concentrate on it the less time we seem to have and the slower the clock seems to move. When we are anxious for the work day to end or a special event to occur time seems to move at a snail’s pace. When we are rushed and have a deadline to meet, time seems to speed by and often leaves us feeling that time will run out before we are able to complete the task.

The question is how do we have enough time to accomplish what we need to and still feel we have time to do what we want to do.  It is important to be realistic about how long things will take to accomplish and to stick to the time scheduled to accomplish the task.

If you find that the project is going to run longer, it is better to reschedule rather than scramble for extra time for the rest of the day to make up for the time lost. Make a list of the tasks you want to accomplish that day and then prioritizing them is helpful. Then if you run out time at the end of the day you can add the remaining tasks on your list for the next day’s schedule.  This will insure what is important will actually get accomplished.

Doing what you like enhances your work and your life, so actually schedule some “like to do time” on your calendar and actually take the  time.  It might seem necessary, if you have a deadline, to want skip the ”like to do time”, but in the long run the “like to do time”  is a better investment.  If you take the scheduled time, you will actually feel more energetic, ready to plug in and feel you actually have more time to accomplish your other tasks.

It’s not about having more time it’s about how we see and use the time we have.  We get the time back by looking at it and scheduling it differently.

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