Inspirational Blog Posts

Change

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in Reflections on Life | 0 comments

Change

The only thing that is a constant force in our lives is change. If it is relentlessly happening to us at every turn, then what makes it so difficult to maneuver? Adjusting to new norms is actually the norm in today’s fast pace world we live in. The difficulty in coping with change stems from the inconsistency and the gap between what is our current reality and what is yet to be or become our new reality. It is your perception, attitude and view regarding the change that starts to create either an acceptance or resistance cycle to what...

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Perseverance

Posted by on Jul 2, 2018 in Conversations with Myself, Reflections on Life | 0 comments

Perseverance

Perseverance sounds like a complex and convoluted word. But is it? The formal definition is “steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success “. Somehow the definition itself still sounds complicated. Lets break it down and grasp it better. In its simplest form, perseverance is the ability to carrying on and to keep moving forward regardless of setbacks. It relates to being able to stay bold and defiant against the odds and not giving up in order to get to a desired outcome. Examining the lives of respected...

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Happiness

Posted by on Jan 22, 2017 in Reflections on Life | 0 comments

Happiness

  Our emotional intelligence (EI) can have a direct impact on the level of happiness we experience in our life and visa-versa. Research studies have shown that EI is a significant predictor of happiness. A UK study found that happier individuals were better able to regulate their emotions and that happiness resulted in an increase in the level of self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, social-awareness and social-skills. Happiness itself is based on how we view the events and circumstances of our lives. The definition relates to a...

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Emotional Intelligence (EI)

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Reflections on Life | 0 comments

Emotional Intelligence (EI)

  If you want to focus on expanding your growth potential, one area to consider, that reaps a high return on investment is emotional intelligence (EI). Armed with hard-core technical skills and know how to support setting your goals and achieving them is great, however what can derail you on your road to success are your emotions. How you react to your own emotions and those of others around you can stop you in your tracks or help to propel you forward. EI relates to your ability to recognize not only how you feel in a given situation...

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Celebrate

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in Reflections on Life | 0 comments

Celebrate

Once deadlines have been met and results achieved – all that is left is to CELEBRATE! Anything that requires time and effort to get through or finish is worthy of a party! Drudging through all the distractions, staying focused and finally achieving your goal is definitely a cause for celebration to help publically acknowledge your success! Celebrations can take place anytime and are not restricted to commemorating only victories over deadlines. Reaching a milestone, rewarding service related achievement (employee of the month, long-term...

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Goals

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Reflections on Life | 0 comments

Goals

Ready, set, go? Not so fast, where or what are you setting off to go or to do? Are you focused on the right goal? Setting goals is not a straightforward, static one-time activity. To be successful in achieving your goals it is important to constantly review, redefine and refine them! Traditionally we have all heard about the SMART approach to setting and getting to your goals: But lets challenge this SMART approach so that it is more relevant for this day and age and redefine what it means to be smarter in todays environment. Now more than...

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Focus

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in Reflections on Life | 0 comments

Focus

You tackled your distractions, cleared them to the curb and NOW you are ready. Ready to start again with a renewed sense of focus, putting your attention to what matters. When you focus things become clear. Distractions disappear and our attention becomes centred and concentrated on the task at hand. Once we focus we unleash the creative energy within us, connecting to the task at hand. Focusing is not about keeping up with your to do list. It is about turning up the internal volume and shutting out the external distractions, tuning into your...

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Momentum – Keep on Moving!

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Reflections on Life | 0 comments

Momentum – Keep on Moving!

A common challenge in fresh starts is maintaining momentum. Soon after the excitement of starting fresh comes the lull that if not addressed, could easily turn into stagnation. No one likes that feeling of being stuck. That is where gathering momentum comes in handy.  Just how do you get momentum? Think back to your high school formulas. When it comes to measuring movement you take into consideration both the speed and magnitude. () It’s about how fast you move and the extent or degree of how much effort or energy you put into it! Once you...

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Fresh Start

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Reflections on Life | 0 comments

Fresh Start

The concept of a fresh start really has two components to it. The first part is “fresh” implying a new, not stale approach, like getting a fresh start in the morning when travelling on a long journey.  The intent is that you will be rested and able to carry on and navigate the road with alertness and new gusto! The second component to a fresh start is movement. We often embark on a fresh start because we are stuck or at a stand still.  Simply stated, a fresh start refers to starting over to reach a particular destination or to attempt to...

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Gatherings

Posted by on Dec 26, 2013 in Reflections on Life | 0 comments

Gatherings

It is that time of year when plans are made to gather. Family and friends from near and far get together to celebrate, to connect and to create new memories. We eagerly awake these moments. Favourite traditional dishes are prepared, meals are shared and stories are told. We gather to exchange stories, to get caught up with one another. After the meal is done, the board games are won all that is left are new stories for us to reminisce on the next time we gather.  We unite to build and strengthen bonds that sustain us when we are away from...

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