My "Best Self"

December 31, 2009...

Of course, we all know 'tis the season of cheer and goodwill. It's the end of a special two week period each year when we bring out our "best self"
to life's party. We gave presents. We sent cards out by the dozens to
people we rarely talk to during the year. We smiled bigger, greeted people
more happily, and occasionally were even seen to be wearing that silly red
and white Santa cap.

"Extra Mile" People

December 30, 2009...

I am really lucky.

Why? I am surrounded by total "extra-mile" people.

don't know about you, but when I am around an "extra-mile" person, I
flat out get better. My productivity increases. My energy raises. My
vision soars.

What ONE special thing...?

December 29, 2009...

What one thing would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?

Would you switch careers? Run for political office? Write a book? Or become a professional dancer?

Would you start a business? Fix a broken relationship? Run a 10K? Or raise a child?

"I want to be the best I can be!"

December 28, 2009...

"I want to be the best I can be!"

an admirable doubt. Desiring to be the very best person we
can pays rich rewards in a number of life-changing areas:

1. Our careers prosper and opportunities open.

The Glory...and the Gory

December 27, 2009...

The past.

We all have one.

Some people live in the glory days of their past. In doing so, they limit the glory days of their future.

"Extra ordinary" versus "Extraordinary"

December 26, 2009...

In my mind, there are two different ways to live.

Three gifts...

December 25, 2009...

To those who take the time and read my blog...thank you. It is my greatest hope that somewhere along the line, my life or my writing has benefitted your world.

On this Christmas, let us remember that we have been made rich in what we have already received: the gift of breath, the gift of friends, the gift of hope.

Merry Christmas!


"The Best Is Yet To Come!"

December 24, 2009...

"The best is yet to come!"

I believe it. I dream it. I live it.

Believing "the best is yet to come" gives my day physical energy. I can empower.

Stressful Blessings

December 23, 2009...

Today, I had to take a breath. A big one.

Probably like you, I have a lot of things on my plate right now. The
accumulation of those things is pretty heavy at times, and I'm not
immune to stress leaking through the cracks in my armor.

Energy Givers

December 22, 2009...

In all of our all times...we are either "giving energy" or "stealing energy."

Which do you do?

Think for a moment how you interact with others...friends, family, your boss,
co-workers, the postman, the grocery clerk...strangers.

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