Wednesday, December 21, 2011

See You Next Year

So far this week I have thought that every day was Friday. Can you tell that I am excited about the upcoming 3-day weekend?
I hope that as this year draws to a close, that you are happy with your accomplishments. Have you recognized even your smallest victories? I know that there is always more that you may want to accomplish, but please do take some time to smell the roses.
Although we should do it every day, this time of year is great for showing gratitude. So hug a family member, or friend and tell them that you love them. Encourage someone. Smile more. Believe in yourself.
I will be back in the New Year with blog posts to continue to assist, and with any luck, inspire you on your journey to being who you were always meant to be.
If you feel so inclined, please let me know in the comment section what you have enjoyed about the blog this year, as well as what you would like to see in the New Year.
Until next time-- Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Are you a healer?

Earlier this week I received a weekly newsletter from Yvonne Bynoe, a business coach who helps women excel in business. The post "Who Are You Meant to Heal With Your Business" has stayed with me over the past few days.

This is the time of year when most people take stock of the progress they have made, and  try to figure out what successes they would like to have in the new year. What goals are you looking to accomplish in 2012? What new subject or skill will you learn? Who will you help?

If you are looking to start a business or improve upon the business you already have Bynoe's post may help to guide you in the right direction.

In the post Bynoe explains that we are all healers in a sense. She writes:

As an entrepreneur your “healing” comes with helping your clients to solve a problem and to have a better quality life .  You don’t have to be in an esoteric field to “heal” your clients.  An accountant through forecasting and clear records can “heal”clients’ fears about their financial security.  A hairdresser, stylist or make-up artist by creating a fabulous new look for a client, can “heal” her damaged self-esteem.  A personal chef whose delivering nutritious meals can “heal” the guilt that busy mothers may feel about not cooking for their families.

How can your business, skill, or talents help to heal the needs of someone else?

To help you gain more clarity about your purpose, and the needs your business will serve, you may continue reading Bynoe's post here .

Friday, December 9, 2011

WWII Vet Graduates

At the age of 90 Michael Zone, a World War II veteran, has graduated from high school. Even after all of his years of life experience he still saw the importance of an education.

According to a Huffington Post article Zone attended Desert Rose Adult High School. The school's motto, "It's never too late to graduate" has never been more true.

Friends of this blog know how much I adore stories like this one. I love to see adults who can truly say that it is never too late to be who they might have been. I know a lot of 20, 30, and 40 year olds who use their age as an excuse not to start something new, or go after a dream. Zone shows through his accomplishment that it can be done.

Zone values education saying, "Without an education you're lost." He also says that life is a lot more interesting when you have an education. I must say that I completely agree.

Check out this man's story  and if you have been putting something off because you think you are too old, think again.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Life Links

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Appreciating Your Accomplishments

What have you accomplished this year? How about in the past 5 years? Some  may say that they have not accomplished much. If you take a closer look, however, you may find that you have accomplished many new things.

 I find that when I accomplish something new I have a tendency to behave as if it is no big deal. I think to myself, "Oh anyone could have done that."

A good friend of mine pointed out  that I need to take a moment and enjoy my successes. I may not be where I want to be yet, but I am better than I used to be. If I do not appreciate what I have accomplished now, I won't appreciate it when I get to the future "there" either.

 I want to encourage you to take an assessment of where you are in your life. What great things have you accomplished? Did you learn something new? Did you create something? Did you help someone? Were you more courageous in a certain situation? Did you go back to school? Volunteer?

I'm positive if you look closely enough, you will find that you have accomplished a lot. Try making a list of 5 new things you did this year. You will be surprised by the results.

Share what new things you have accomplished this year in the comments section, so that we may all celebrate with you.