Stop Ignoring Your Gift

gift boxWhat if I told you that you have a super-power? It’s a part of your genius that is always at your fingertip


Beth is an accountant but that’s not her super-power. Her gift is that she can take complex financial information and make it palatable to her clients. They love her because she understands the gobbledygook and then translates that crap information in a way that is meaningful.

To Beth this is no big deal. In fact she hardly thinks it’s a gift at all. It’s just the way she works — which is awesome for her raving clients.    

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Open Your Eyes to Serenity + 2 Freebies

tulips editedWhat’s one of the quickest ways to inject some calm into your day? Hint: it’s right in front of your eyes.

Want to feel super-powerful? Consider that you have a choice about where you look. Quick, what is around you that brings about a sense of calm?

Perhaps you want to look at a big, honking’ piece of chocolate or that perfectly blended margarita.  (It was a bad day, right?)   Too often your workspace is full of papers, bland colors and those office-y dust bunnies.  I recommend that you have an oasis for your eyes.  Give them a nice place to rest for a few moments.

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Be Successful While You Sleep

bedColor me silly, but I’m a big advocate of sleep.  Yes, it takes a lot of time and eats away at the hours we could be watching The Housewives of Wherever or HGTV.  But I’m a barefaced bitch if I’m consistently shy of my needed shut eye. A girl’s gotta sleep.

Much like George Costanza, I’d happily sleep under my desk if I could figure out the mechanics to fit under there.  (Let’s see: There’s my height. Then the length and width of the desk. Gotta tape measure handy??)

We are one sleep-deprived species.

It has become a badge of honor to work to the point of exhaustion.  Not because you’re plowing the fields, raising a barn or crossing the continent in a Conestoga wagon.  You’re working lots of hours in an office.  You’re running kids around.  Your schedule has no white space.

The busier we are the more we feel we’re achieving what we should in life.

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It’s Hideous (& One of My Stress Triggers)!

videoToday I must rant about my neck.

But first I have a question for you.

Have you ever been video recorded for work?  Maybe you were doing a presentation and someone thought you should see how you look and sound.

This is a huge, automatic stress trigger for me.  I scrutinize my hair, face and seemingly nasally voice to the point that I don’t learn a thing about my presentation skills.  Who is that awful woman on the screen?  And, for the love of Jacob, when is she going to shut up?

Now you know I have a loving way with myself in these situations.

And I am a martyr.

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The One Thought That Takes All the Fun Out of Life

chairI’d like to welcome you to my Grind Mind.  Spacious, isn’t it?  I spend a lot of time here though I try not to. Please look around, have a seat and make yourself comfortable.  It’s not pretty, but it isn’t grimy either.  Don’t worry. I won’t keep you long.

As you can see my Grind Mind is cluttered with lots of useless thoughts that serve no purpose.  Some of these thoughts have been permanently disabled.  Some are late models in working condition.  If you look over here, you’ll find thoughts that are still in mint condition. I’m hoping to deactivate them soon.

Read more about the Grind Mind here.

I asked you here today to see a model of efficiency.  In fact it’s one of the epic thought patterns that holds me back again and again.  Since this thought is stored in my Grind Mind, it is not a productive thought.  But I can’t seem to make it go away.

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