Know When to Take Action

Know when to take action

Your colleague is late and it’s affecting you. Your spouse says that certain word that gets your back up.

Your kid left something at the top of the stairs instead of bringing it downstairs. You caved and had the extra slice of pizza even though you are full.

How do you know whether to just count to 10 and ignore it or speak up?

In general, I follow the rule of three.

If it (being late for example) happens once, that is ok.  Stuff happens – no big deal.

If it happens twice then realize you may be seeing a pattern developing.  You may want to pay a little more attention to the situation.

If it happens a third time then it may be time to figure out what is happening and what needs to be done to change it.  It’s very likely a pattern that is developing.

So, could you have a conversation with the person in question to get things on track, could you develop a plan for yourself to create a different outcome,

If it happens 3 x’s then it may be something that needs to be addressed on a more intentional level.

Following the rule of 3 – it’s just one more way to live Your Life, Unlimited!


Enjoy this week’s radio podcast with my guests Lori Schneider author of More Than a Mountain  and dermatologist Dr. Marni Wiseman.

Dr. Marni educated us as to the 5 things to notice if you notice a new lesion on your body.

A – is it asymmetrical
B – are the borders irregular
C – is the colour unusual
D – is the diameter > 5 mm
E – what’s the evolution, is it changing

Lori – the first person to summit Everest with MS, a women who has climbed the highest peak on each of the 7 continents talked about how all of us can clim above our preconceived notions, Lori encouraged us to give ourselves permission to try.

Enjoy the whole show here:


Stephanie Staples, CSP* is the author of When Enlightening Strikes – Creating a Mindset for Uncommon Success, an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, and the recipient of the 2014 Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur Award for Contributions to Community. Stephanie empowers audiences & clients across North America to bring their ‘A’ game to work and to life. Stephanie has a special interest in working with and empowering nurses and healthcare providers. She happily calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home. You can get loads of complimentary resources to help with issues such as work/life balance, wellness, stress management and happiness in general, as well as find out more information about her coaching and speaking services at

* Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), conferred by the National Speakers Association is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform proficiency. Less than 10 percent of speakers have earned this credential and are recognized as some of the best in their fields. Stephanie was one of only five professional speakers in Canada (and the only woman) to attain this designation in 2013.


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