Comrade of different generations

Brave women

Today I spent my day with my niece in Manhattan, NY and once again we had such great adventures. It is such a joy to share similar pleasures of shopping and how we learn from each other.  What I learned today…the meaning of “throwing shade” and how versed she is on beauty products acquired from the internet.  I attain such youthful energy, strength and self value when we are together.

To my niece,

Don’t change your fearless self and continue to explore the world. You are such a brilliant star and anyone would long to immerse themselves in your radiance.

You Go Girl!

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The Adventure Of A Lifetime

So I’ve started an adventure that I have no experience in or can predict the outcome. The moments of excitement cannot compare to any other feeling but this journey does not have any guarantee of success. Like any adventure its a risk you take with a gamble, but its worth it. There are times when exposing yourself to the adventure exposes you to pain but as the saying goes “no pain, no gain.”

Not surprised I’m in this situation considering my life has been lacking excitement and fulfillment. This adventure is not for the faint of heart but I would not be surprised there are not more women taking a high stake risk for self fulfillment.

Jumping in with two feet….

 

be yourselfHow many times have you hid behind a mask fighting your true persona so not to rock the boat.  When you realize the person in the mirror is not the same person inside.

Stop holding back. Enjoy yourself by doing what you love, what excites you. Love life and it will love you back.

You deserve nothing less!

 

Goal attainment! Then what?

 

reaching-goals-quotes

I have finally reached my goal to a management position and now that it’s come to fruition I find myself speechless. When discussing the new responsibilities with my director I actually became emotional. Continuing to take on stretch assignment and working outside my comfort zone it has finally paid off.  It is wonderful to have superiors recognize my contribution and see the potential I can bring to our team.

Time to stop being so humble and accept the well deserved accolades..

Next stop, Director!

 

Complaining can be toxic

Staying motivated can be difficult. We all have our ways on refocusing and keeping the momentum but there are others who thrive on complaining.  It can be difficult to continuously listen to it but MindBridge’s article on “Why do we complain?” provides some good insight on why people complains?

  • People don’t realize they are complaining
  • Complaining sparks a conversation
  • Looking for validation and
  • Provides excuses to procrastinate and keep from achieving goals

Here is where thinking positively will help you deal with matters outside of your control.

  • Be aware of your complaining
  • Take responsibility and turn negative thoughts to positive thoughts
  • Refocus on what you want and identify alternative solutions.

If you are dealing with someone who’s complaining check out these interesting links

“How to deal with chronic complainers” by Guy Winch Ph.D.

Marth Beck’s Anti complaining campaign

Jack Canfield speaks about complaining on Youtube

3 Ways to Deal with Whiny and Complaining Employees by Michael Rogers

 

The beginning

Just like any new idea it starts with a thought, then you talk about it and finally take action. In a recent conversation with my good friend Jean, we agreed that many times we come up with these great ideas but never see it come to fruition. So here I am taking the plunge and starting my first blog on whatever topic comes to mind.

This is dedicated to all those hard working women making a difference in their lives.