Saturday, February 25, 2017

My Message in a Bottle:

When asked to write a message in a bottle, this is what came to mind:

My message in a bottle includes many useful reminders.

Live a life of gratitude and continue to learn.  Doing so will help you appreciate more, forgive more and enjoy life more. 

Share what you learn. Be a river, and pour your new knowledge and experience into others.

Increase your personal initiative.  Understanding that it's up to you to take action, you don't need permission to be helpful.  Do more than you're doing.  Challenge yourself to be more and do more.  Be action driven!

Pay attention to others around you.  Increase your awareness. 

Be an encourager- Take the time to smile and uplift others. Don't wait for the other person to greet you or smile, take the lead.  Inspire others to go higher.

Ask for help and don't forget to offer to help.  I have a friend that is excellent at offering to help, she has taught me to do the same.  Thank you Simone.  Keep this top of mind "How may I help?"

Use power phrases, not dangerous phrases.  There is a big difference when we reply with "my pleasure" vs "no problem".  My pleasure is so much richer and welcoming.

Don't be overly sensitive - check yourself when you begin to takes things personal or assume things because of the voice in your head or misinterpretation.

Discipline yourself, even when you are not in the mood.

Stay physically active - your health is key.  Exercise also keeps you smarter.

Recognize others and share the spotlight.  Realize you can't win all the time, look for the blessing.

Generosity of heart, mind and resources.  Be abundant minded not scarcity minded.

It starts with intent, have a mindset of sincerity in work.  

Connect with God and practice grace.  Protect and cherish your family.  Value others, connect with friends. Enjoy humor and maintain your energy.  Let your word be golden.

What would your message be?

Friday, February 17, 2017

What Makes You Happy? I know what makes me happy.  If you were asked to come up with a list of your top 25, what would make your list?  Take time to create your list and then review it to see if you are doing the things that make you happy.  If not, figure out why and design a plan to do the things that bring you joy.  #happy

1.  Seeing my children happy.
2.  Seeing my family supporting each other.
3.  Exercising.
4.  Making progress on projects and goals.
5.  Helping a friend.
6.  Traveling to new places.
7.  Learning new material.
8.  Delivering an awesome speech or/and workshop.
9.  Lifting up another person.
10. Eating something satisfying.
11.  Having the house clean and organized.
12. Surprising others with random acts of kindness.
13.  Being pleasantly surprised.
14.  Praying on time.
15.  Cuddling with my hubby or/and kids.
16.  Seeing my children achieve.
17.  My own achievements.
18.  Witnessing compassion.
19.  Receiving a radiant smile.
20.  Feeling appreciated.
21.  Resting when I'm exhausted.
22.  Paying off any debt.
23.  Reading.
24.  Teaching about Palestine.
25.  Engaging in a great conversation.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Do you have your mojo working?

I have my charm working.  Here is how it starts:  It starts at bedtime when you set the intention to wake up excited to take on your day.  Each morning take the time to stretch, pray, workout and fill your mind with some new knowledge early in the day.   Look forward to the events you have planned ahead.  Give yourself 5 minutes at each hour to evaluate your focus and progress.

Keep a list of people you want to show gratitude to and incorporate it in your day.

Continue to discipline yourself to establish a routine that works well for you.  Your own pattern of getting things done and enjoying the day.  Suddenly you will find your mojo is working.