Be Courageous…Step 6 from Be the Exception
When was the last time you felt truly Courageous and took a big risk?
Are you living a mediocre or Courageous life? Are you taking risks and going after the challenging things in life? Personal and professional life can have there share of challenges but if we face them head on and do the the hard work we can find amazing Success and Satisfaction. Are you up for a big goal, a challenge? Are you ready to start your own business or join me on the MS150 ride? Starting a business can be scary but if you are willing to commit to the hard work it can also be very rewarding. What challenge will you be courageous about this week?
Coffee, Chat, and Cards
Just drop in, no planning
Do you remember the days where we all slowed down a bit? Am I getting old?
A few years ago, I stopped by a friend’s unannounced, and my friend’s husband thanked me repeatedly. At first I thought it was a bit strange but then he went on to tell me how he missed the way his grandparents lived. At their house, the door was always open, the coffee was always on, they always had time for a face to face chat and maybe even a round of cards.
I’m not sure I had those days growing up. I really miss the days where people would drop over, or where you could connect with others through a friendly knock on the door. No computer, phone, email, text, or video chat, a time when we didn’t have to schedule a meeting three months in advance. Who do you hang out with? Is your door open? Is the coffee on? Do you have time for a chat? Let’s go back to the simpler times, to more intentional and focused conversations. Are you ready to deepen or enhance your relationships in 2018?
Let’s meet for a chat. No agenda, no selling, just connecting and sharing stories. And while we’re slowing down, let’s take a couple of minutes to listen to the song below. It’s a reminder to recapture those quiet, slower moments in life that we too often take for granted until they’ve passed us by.
Who could you invite over for cards?
Can you welcome someone to your home for coffee this week instead of meeting at the local coffee shop?
Have you taken the time to slow down and appreciate the world around you?
Be Gentle with your Story
A disappointment, Change, or even Failed attempt does not make you a failure!
Be Gentle…Why and when are you hard on yourself? What part of your story are you beating yourself up about? Can you look for the lessons you learned instead of being hard on yourself for it not working out perfectly? Are you Gentle with your story, your detours? How about with other people stories? Do you allow yourself to wonder instead of sitting in judgement? Just because we don’t finish or succeed at everything we set out to do does not make us a Failure. Where will you be gentle with yourself this week?
Are you open to change?
How do you feel about change? Do you love it, Do you look for it, Do you embrace it? I love change, especially when the seasons are changing to warmer and longer days. Some changes can be hard in life the loss of a job or a loved one, the loss of our health. What change are you most excited about? Which one are you most afraid of?