As I was digging through my little gold mine of resources I ran across this posting at Forbes. It's a special report they did last October, but it's timeless. Take a few minutes and go check it out so you can add it to your toolbox. You can find it right here.
I made a quick trip to the local Sam’s Club this morning to see what they were currently offering for computers.As always, I decided to quickly scan the books before I left.One book practically called my name.For a minute I thought I was dyslexic.The title was printed backwards.But it practically called out to me… “Pick me up, look at my beauty inside, have a drink of my wisdom.”
It was sheer delight to spend this Saturday afternoon reading “Change The Way You See Everything Through Asset-Based Thinking”.It’s a delightful but deep, quick read co-authored by Kathryn D. Cramer and Hank Wasiak.The graphic design is exquisite.The powerful messages resonated with my purpose…to help people bring out the best in themselves.
The introduction message, in part, goes like this:
“People from all walks of life surpass their current levels of excellence and achievement just by shifting, ever so slightly, the way they see everything.
Just think what could be possible if people focused their attention on:
§Opportunities rather than problems
§Strengths more than weaknesses
§What can be done instead of what can’t
When you decrease your focus on what is wrong, and increase your focus on what is right, you build enthusiasm and energy, strengthen relationships, and move people and productivity to the next level.”
It goes on to deliver powerful practices, lessons and stories about the value of embracing “Asset-Based Thinking”.This book is beautiful enough for your coffee table, and the teachings are brilliant enough to change your life.It’s something you’ll go back to again and again, and each time something new will resonate with you.
If you’ve been treading water for too long, and you’re ready to start swimming, this book will be one of your favorites.Don’t miss it!
If you’ve read my profile you know that I spent 28 years in the corporate world (gasp).What I learned today was that I’m still suffering from a little corporate hangover.Yup…old corporate habits continue to infiltrate my thinking, even though I’ve been out for over 3 years now!It’s time for a change!
As much as I loved the company and the people who made it great, it was never OK to show the spiritual woman within me.Especially when my version of spirituality wasn’t labeled by a specific religion.I simply protected her by hiding her away.
I put on a tough front.A woman of power and accomplishment.A woman who could play with the “good old boys” and I knew better than to affiliate with organizations just for women…or just for people who share my beliefs.
And then one day it ended.Poof!Just like that the corporate job was totally gone!
I’d been so used to hiding my true self that I didn’t realize she was still hidden away.Even now that I’m my own boss, she was still hiding.
Today is a new day, and as of this day we will become one.It’s time to let her be the core of the spirit that helps me do what I do best…helping others bring out the best in themselves.
What will be different?Mainly my authenticity!I will draw from ALL of me to help you become the best you can be. And…I’ll encourage you to be ALL that you can be!
It’s a delightful journey!Thanks for coming along!
Let me ask you this... What part of yourself are you compromising just to fit in?
Yes, I whacked myself on the side of the head today.But it was inspired by my new friend Jodee Bock from “You Already Know This Stuff”.Since this old dog is learning new tricks I thought you might like to know.
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Good stuff! I think of it as being stuck. Here in Michigan the winter can dump a foot of snow all at once. You drive down the road, hit a patch of ice and before you know it, you spin off into the ditch. Sometimes you can get enough momentum to drive out of it. Other times it's hopeless. The snow is jam packed around the tires. Spinning your wheels only gets you stucker than you were when you started.
You have choices. You can sit there and keep spinning your wheels or you can call for help. If you've got a friend with a big truck and a tow rope that may be all you need. Other times your only hope is calling the wrecker. The wrecker driver is an expert. He looks at the situation from all angles. Decides the best way to help you out, and before you know it, your back on the road.
What do you do when you're stuck? I don't mean in your car. I mean when you're not reaching your goals, living your best life, or growing in your career. Do you sit there and spin your wheels? Or do you acknowledge it and call for help?
If you find yourself spinning your wheels, just change it! Take your foot off the accelerator, pick up the phone and make that call. Help is only a phone call away.