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Do overs are OK!

Do overs are OK!

February 31, 2020. I didn’t think a do over would work, but I was wrong.  I told my husband not to get me anything for Valentine’s day.  “We are on a budget”, I stated.  Then, I found the card I had given him last year.  It...

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Feeling for the Year

Feeling for the Year

Many of us set goals for the new year.  I usually start in December, just so I can have my goals crystal clear by January 1 of the new year.  This year I’ve been slow setting my goals because I want to get something...

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I’m fixin’ to do that… Setting Goals Now

I’m fixin’ to do that… Setting Goals Now

I used to hate that saying! I heard it for the first time when I moved to Plano, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.  To me the saying meant that I am thinking about doing that – maybe.  It is even worse than procrastinating.  It is planning to plan.  My...

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Staying Current with Professional Development

Staying Current with Professional Development

There is no doubt that we need to stay current on the latest in our industry.  Are you too busy working in your job and not on your own job? Do you have many responsibilities in your personal life to even think about taking the time to improve at work? There are many...

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Feedback for Gen Y and Gen Z

Feedback for Gen Y and Gen Z

It has been said that the latest generations require more feedback than previous generations.  I am not a GenY or GenZ employee but I have worked with many.  I also get quite a bit of feedback from all generations during the classes I teach.  I ask questions and hear...

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Forget the Golden Rule: It’s all About Platinum

Forget the Golden Rule: It’s all About Platinum

We all know the Golden Rule: Treat others as you would like to be treated. According to Wikipedia, the Golden Rule can be “found in some form in almost every ethical tradition”.  Most people in the US have heard of it from the Bible. “You shall not take vengeance or...

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Happy Holidays – be joyful

Learning and Reflective Growth is not just the name for my company, it is my passion.  My number one strength according to Gallup's Strengthsfinder (C) is Learner.    My wonderful business coach suggested that I put...

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Outrageous Abundance

Yes, self-development is my "thing".  As I was researching "Mission in Life", "what is your purpose in life" and other such topics I happened upon a daily quote application from Ester and Jerry Hicks (Abraham).  I've read a lot of their books and materials so I opted...

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I’ll eat that Frog with a side of Big Rocks

Time management has never been an issue for me until recently.  I find myself getting lost doing the "fun" things and not wanting to do the "boring" things that I really need to do for my business.  So what does a frog and big rocks have to do with time management?...

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Goals: Setting and Getting

Many people talk about goal setting but I wish to discuss goal getting.  Sure there are millions of articles and coaches who have given us ways to set goals.  There is a ton of literature about goal setting.  I do believe that you must set a goal before you GET your...

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The meaning of life…your purpose unveiled.

Recently, I have been on a month's challenge to meditate and exercise each day.  I have noticed that for some reason I am listening other's messages better than I ever have before.  Waiting to hear all of what someone is saying - clarifying if i don't understand and...

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Do you know your strengths?

Recently I was teaching life and communication skills to inmates at a Jail in south Florida.  The Sheriff's office decided that this would be a great idea to learn these skills before they were released.  I have facilitated many audiences in my day (30 years) but this...

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Those dirty Fishermen!

Last week, Wednesday, I was surprised when I looked out my office window to see my neighbor and his buddies fishing in the lake.  "It is 10am.  They should be working.  Oh, maybe they had the day off and there really must be some fish in that lake. " My thoughts were...

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So WHO are you and WHAT do you do?

Recently, I was working with a team of people and they did not know each other personally    or professionally.  There was a lack of trust because they had no idea how their jobs related with their "team mate's" jobs.  This is so amazing to me but once I learned the...

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Not wind, nor rain, nor Hermine

Yes, I did get the hurricane at my home in Florida.  The weather service said that the worse of the storm will be from Thursday night into Friday.  On Wednesday I was alone in the house working when the storm hit.  Boy, did she hit.  Wind and rain and rain and rain....

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Relaxed “Action”

Are you one of those people who just cannot relax.  Doing, doing, doing???  If you are not, YOU, my friend are one of the lucky ones.  I have a to-do list.  Yes, I am a list maker.  I print it out each evening for the next day.  It is pretty special too! There...

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Don’t be afraid

What do you know about yourself?  Are you independent or are you comfortable asking for help?  Let's use the example of emotional intelligence; there is a teeter-totter effect.  I don't want to be to independent and I do not wish to be too dependent. I tend to be too...

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Starting Over

What would you do if you were told my your email host that they deleted all of your emails and folders for the last 17 years.  That all you have is a brand new email starting today?  Well that is exactly what happened to me.  How did I handle it?  Disbelief - there...

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Connectedness via Technology

So, I still do not have email folders yet on Sunday morning, however, they got my email to work on my computer.  Well, email from Saturday only.  I am not updating my phone yet because I can still see my folders there - but email does not work.  I called web.com again...

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Technology: It is great when it works…

So, my email has been down since 4:25am on Friday.  That means that all day on Friday I had no email!!!  So, I have been doing other things such as working on this blog. I usually don't use  that much email on the weekends, however, I was surprised how lost and...

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The Learning and… Blog is for enhancing knowledge about self-awareness, emotional intelligence, strengths, employee engagement, team building, and personal and professional development.

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