Are you ready for some H3 Culture shift in your workplace? Moving from Weak, Wounded and Worried to Health, Hopeful and Happy? I would love the opportunity to work with you and kick off the moving back to your workplace. #BeTheException #h3cultures #motivationalspeaker #inspirationalspeaker
Brave! Will you be Brave? What does Brave look like to you?
Are you Brave? What does Brave look like and feel like to you? This week I Encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and be Brave for the Benefit of someone else! Will you be a Voice for the Voiceless? What is something you will do Brave this week ? #BetheException #SpeakUpBeHeard #PineapplePeople #beingbrave #bravery_challenge
Why not you Be Lucky today, Luck of the Irish to you!Why not YOU? The Challenges may come but so might the Luck! Luck of the Irish to you ; )
Do you call yourself Lucky or unlucky? Do you anticipate the good things in life or wait for the rocks to fall?
Why Not YOU? We will all have challenges but today I say why not YOU to be Lucky, to be Blessed, to have the good things come your way on this special day…Wishing you the luck of the Irish ; )
Do you believe you’re special? Has anyone ever told you that you’re special? Though some people in the world might tell you differently, I’m here to tell you there’s nothing wrong with believing we’re special because we’re all special in our own unique ways.
What concerns me are the people who think they’re above walking through something tough. Many times, adults who haven’t walked through tough or painful challenges in their life will ask, “Why me?” when an obstacle arises. Often, they might say things such as, “I’m a good person who does good things. I give to charity and donate material items. How could this happen to me? I don’t deserve this.”
Each time I hear someone questioning, “Why me?” I imagine an old Ziggy cartoon. In the cartoon, Ziggy asks God, “Why me?” and God replies, “Why not!” All of us, no matter what life journey you’re on, walk through struggles in life that might last a day, a week, a month, or an entire season. It would be wonderful if none of us had to struggle, but that’s not the way it works. We don’t struggle because we “deserve it,” we struggle because it’s all a part of this unpredictable thing called life.
It’s hard for me to hear from people who think they’re above feeling pain or facing tough challenges while saying, “Why me? I’m a good person.” Every time I hear someone say that, I think about all the abused or neglected children who are also good people and don’t deserve to feel that kind of pain. It’s also hard for me to hear from those people who have walked through their lives simply with almost no hardship only to think about those who walk through trial after trial with no end in sight.
My wish is for people to think before they speak as words can deeply hurt others around us and leave them feeling like they deserve the hardships they’ve encountered, which they don’t. None of us deserve to face pain in our lives and at the same time, no one is above having to face that pain either. Although you may be special, keep in mind the person next to you who has been struggling through challenge after challenge for years is special, too. I urge you not to put yourself above those around you and recognize that being a “good person” doesn’t exempt you from hurdles.
This week, I challenge you to reach out to someone in your life who’s walking through something tough to lend a kind word or see how you can support them. If you’re the someone who’s walking through something tough, I encourage you to reach out to someone in your life to let them know how they can support you. None of us can live this crazy thing called life alone, and it’s up to us to decide how we show up for one another in times of need. What does living your exceptional life look like to you?
When you walk through a challenging season or experience do you ask, “Why me?” If so, what answer(s) do you hear in return?
Do you look for the lessons within your struggles? What’s the greatest lesson you’ve learned ?
What’s the most challenging thing you’ve faced? What did it teach you?
What are you building? What Empire, Legacy and Impact will you leave on the world? When you think about what are you leaving behind each day, in your home? In your work? In the world? For me the moving from Excuse of why things might not work out to Beleiving I could be the Exception was life changing and inviting others to do the same is my JOY! This is my Empire that I build people up to move beyond their circumstances, struggles and disappointments to become the Exception. How about you, What will you build? #BeTheException #buildanempire #PineapplePeople #legacybuilding #MotivationalSpeaker #Keynotespeaker #InspirationalSpeaker
Monday Moments from AM Speaking & Consulting. Today’s focus is on allowing yourself to feel. Being a Human Being not a Human doing. Emotional Freedom is a Key to a Successful Life, Are you okay with all your feelings without apoligies? Do you have a high EI? #BeTheException #beyourself #allowyourselftofeel #noneedtoapoligize
I’ve heard the same thing sung repeatedly throughout my life, “short people have no reason to live.” I think I’ve even sung this song a time or two myself and wow was it a sad song.
For the most part, it’s never bothered me to be short. I mean sure, I’ve had moments at a concert where I wish I could’ve seen over the people in front of me, but overall, I’ve loved and embraced being short. Looking on the bright side, I was never taller than anyone I dated, I could simply climb up on things when needed, I could easily weave through people in a crowd, I could wear high heels and never be too tall, and people have always told me that good things come in small packages.
However, while working with a taller client of mine recently, she said something I found quite interesting and had never felt to be wholeheartedly true before, “You’re so lucky to be short!” I couldn’t believe she said that! Then, she explained being short from her perspective.
Her first questions to me were, “You know how you’re always standing up straight, pushing through to be seen, heard, and valued?” Of course, the answer was “yes” as I’ve embodied this my entire life. She then told me that growing up as someone who’s tall you are always trying to shrink down so you aren’t called big, you constantly look down on everyone, you’re always slumped over, and you’re laser focused on trying not be too loud so you don’t draw too much attention to yourself.
As a seasoned shorty, it’s the opposite for me and I’d never considered the other side of the coin. For us, it’s important to play big, act big, and speak with a strong voice which is part of what I think makes short people such great speakers. I hadn’t thought about any of this before until she opened my mind to it.
As someone who considers myself average, or even tall some days at 5’2″, I do whatever it takes to be seen and heard. To all of you on the shorter side of life, I encourage you to stand tall, shine bright, and let your voice be heard! Good things do come in small packages and each of us are exactly who we were meant to be.
What does living your exceptional life look like to you?
Do you like your height? Why or why not?
What is one advantage and one disadvantage of your height?
Do you wish you were taller or shorter, or are you just right?
Has anyone ever song you this song? Used to make me cry, now just makes me smile because I know I have so many reasons to live!