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Tips for Letting Go and Moving On

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We all experience times of sadness, emptiness, anger, hurt, disappointment, negative thinking or a bad relationship.  Learn from those experiences and challenge yourself to embrace the present not the past.

What did you learn?

What kept you going?

Tips for Letting Go and Moving On

  • Start focusing on want you want in life.
  • Be aware of your emotions and feelings.
  • Quit complaining, worrying and obsessing over it.
  • Spend time with positive, happy, funny and motivated people.
  • Create a gratitude journal and write something positive in it everyday.
  • Do things you really enjoy at least once a week.

Quote: You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present. ~ Jan Glidewell

Let go and release what is holding you back then move forward to create the happy life you deserve.

Call to Action:
What tips will you put in place today to conquer letting go and moving on?  Do you want more tips on letting go and moving on?   If so, click on the link and sign up for the 21- Days Optimal Work/Life Balance Workshop.

 
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The Great Leadership Qualities of Washington and Lincoln

 

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In honor of President’s Day, I am going to discuss two former U.S. President’s, Washington and Lincoln, and according to history they were two of the greatest known leaders.  Let’s find out why!

Washington’s leadership style:

George Washington had the gift of silence.  He knew when to speak and when not to engage in conversation with those who didn’t appreciate him or what he did.  He had dignity, integrity and didn’t complain.  He gathered information quickly before making important decisions.  Washington set aside his differences and resolved disputes by focusing on the goal.  He was known for giving basic directions to his commanders and let them make their own strategic decisions.

Quotes from George Washington:

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. ~  George Washington

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience. ~ George Washington

It is better to be alone than in bad company. ~ George Washington

Lincoln’s leadership style:

Lincoln was a great listener and people were free to oppose his point of view without fear.  He was good communicator and had a clear vision of what he wanted to accomplish.  He was a storyteller, had a good sense of humor, and had a way of diffusing tense situations.  Lincoln was humble, descent, kind, compassionate, honest and motivated others.  He had a calm demeanor and when angry he would write letters to the person he was angry with, to get out all emotion, and then he would put the letter aside.

Quotes from Abraham Lincoln:

Courage is not the absence of fear.  It is going forward with the face of fear. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow.  The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Don’t worry when you are not recognize, but strive to worthy of recognition. ~ Abraham Lincoln

The most common characteristics that both Washington and Lincoln had both were good listeners, good communicators and had the ability to diffuse confrontation situations.

Question:

What qualities do you think makes a great leader?

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5 Actionable Tips to Balance Your Life!

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I recently watched a video about how people under continual stress for 20 + years have a good chance of getting heart disease, diabetes and/or dementia.  When the body is in constant stress it will eventually show signs of unbalance.

Today, I am going to discuss briefly 5 actionable tips to balance your life!

Tip #1 – Saying NO!  Politely stop saying yes to things you don’t want to do.  Quit over committing yourself.  Saying “no” is good for you especially when it is something you don’t want to do or you are overwhelmed with too many things.  Let other people say yes so they can grow and learn.

Tip # 2 – Setting Healthy Boundaries – Professional and personal boundaries are essential to clearly identify the limits and responsibilities of everyone.  Boundaries reflect what you will put up with in a relationship and what you will not.  Communicating your boundaries makes you a happier person because you will not feel used or mistreated.

Tip # 3 – Stop  Procrastination – Procrastination is a big waste of time.  Stop putting off those difficult or undesirable tasks.  Once the task or project is completed you can move on to more enjoyable tasks and have a great sense of accomplishment.

Tip # 4 – Leave Work at Work – Give your mind rest by stepping away from thinking about work.  This will help get rid of frustration and give you time to come up with solutions when back at work.  Spend time with family and friends and don’t engage in work conversations.  Take a break and enjoy life outside of work.

Tip # 5 – Creating A Habit of Unplugging – Unplugging helps to reconnect with people around you.  Communicate to everyone that you will not be checking your emails, texts and you will be unavailable during these specific times.

How do you know you are unbalanced?

You know it is time for work/life balance when…………………..

Your pet doesn’t recognize you!
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Your spouse has your bags pack next to the door!
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You open up the refrigerator and pantry and it is empty!
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Your laundry is piling up and you have no clean clothes! 
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Your house plants are dead even your cacti! 
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You worked so late that the late show is not even on!
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Did any of these captions resonate with you?
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