Be nice. Such a simple statement. Such profound advice. Several times last week, I was reminded of the huge difference it makes when someone is simply pleasant. Gracious forgiveness for my late arrival. Sincere appreciation for a small favor. Personal note of encouragement. Words of affirmation that were specific. Door … Continue reading
Habits come and… are gone!? We know that it takes 21 days to make a habit, right? Consistently doing something 21 days in a row makes it feel comfortable, or normal, or, at least, not terrible. And the habit is born and can be done with little effort or thought. … Continue reading
From a sermon recently, two statements rung true. The first: Don’t get stuck on stupid. The topic was the Prodigal son….or, actually, the older son who couldn’t budge from his perspective of his brother not deserving a feast. It made me think about what stupid things I might get stuck … Continue reading
One of my Mantras is “Be Intentional”. I can’t just tell myself to be intentional, I have to have a strategy or a plan to guide my behaviors, thoughts, and actions so that I actually become intentional. strat·e·gy [a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or … Continue reading
My husband is a traveler. We have been talking about this and I am going to have him blog about his love of travel here at some point. From a young age, he has found his mind wandering to the next adventure. This has made me think about my early … Continue reading
I have been sticking with a monthly meeting for a long time. I got involved with the organization because I liked the purpose. I believed in the mission as it was presented. When the opportunity has presented itself, I have worked to spread the message. When there has been a call … Continue reading
Years ago, Bob Biehl wrote a book that got my interest. The title is, Stop Setting Goals if You Would Rather Solve Problems. I bought it, but I confess that I never read the book. I recall trying to, but I just couldn’t quite get my head into what he … Continue reading
I have been thinking about TIME a lot lately. In my “Life on Purpose, a roundtable for women,” TIME is topic #4. The big idea behind the roundtable is that we have the opportunity to be intentional in the way we invest our lives so that we can go forward … Continue reading
As a follow up to my blog post on learning to function in my strengths, here is a link to a free strengths assessment.
I am not really familiar with this organization, but I love assessments and found this to be helpful for myself. I hope it will be a topic of conversation with people I know and am coaching/mentoring in the future. And….I am considering how to incorporate it into my Life on Purpose series.
It is simply good to be growing, personally. And to take responsibility for personal growth. This is a good tool for understanding yourself better, to identify and acknowledge your strengths so that you can find ways to invest in learning to use them well. Maximize your strengths.