What Motivates You?

This is going to sound odd and I’m just telling the essence of the story but … I told a woman I was working with that I thought she was beautiful. Immediately tears welled up in her eyes and she began to cry. “I’m not.” she replied. It was so … Continue reading What Motivates You?

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What’s Your Word?

Replace a word. There is one word you say. A lot. It’s not a happy word. It’s not a good word. It’s not a positive word. But you sure like to say it and it’s not serving you well. What is your word? But Just Whatever Always Never Fine I … Continue reading What’s Your Word?

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Start Fresh Each Day

“Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.” Robert Brault  Ain’t it so – it’s hard to know what is true, but it’s easy to know what is kind. … Continue reading Start Fresh Each Day

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It’s a Class Act

Classy. Super Classy What do you think of when you think of classy? The way someone is dressed? The way someone looks or acts? I think of people, specific people and specific acts that they have done. I think of my teammate Louise. She is retiring from ringette after decades … Continue reading It’s a Class Act

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Thank you!

I challenged myself to write 50 thank you cards this year. Write them. On a note card. You know, with a pen. Writing words that come from my head, not pre-printed on the card. That’s less than one card per week but it’s about 45 more than I wrote last … Continue reading Thank you!

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Combat Minor Aggravations

Minor aggravations can be a major pain and a major waste of your precious resourses. Don’t let minor aggravations ruin your day. Minor aggravations are things that will not be important next year, next month, probably not even next week. Maybe not even in the next hour! Think traffics, store … Continue reading Combat Minor Aggravations

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Your Anti-Stress Regime

Ever been stressed?  lol There are of course, different types of stress, honing in on what type of stress is causing your angst can help you get over it quicker. Physical stress is pretty easy to identify, it’s a threat to our physical body. Mental or emotional stress is a … Continue reading Your Anti-Stress Regime

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aPREciation!

This week on CJOB and featured on the Your Life, Unlimited blog, I spoke with Tammy Guffey about her idea: PRE-Thank You. Also on the show was Michael Bayer of Lean Consulting Group  who talks about how he uses lean principles to help people become more efficient and effective in their … Continue reading aPREciation!

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There I am, being human again.

Do something fun. Recently I asked my audience to make tent cards with their name (or whatever name they wanted to be called that day). I didn’t notice Francesca’s last name on her name card until lunchtime.  It said “Franseca Bananahammer!” “Hmmm, what’s up with this?” I asked, picking up … Continue reading There I am, being human again.

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More Than Enough

Make your passwords something that are positive. My smile of the day – my friend told me that I’m one of her passwords. That is, she uses my name as part of her login security. Hey, any friend can send you a card but I thought this was the sweetest … Continue reading More Than Enough

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