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Building Better Relationships at Home and Work [Podcast] – Episode 8 – Rediscovering Yourself and Rebirth

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   Episode 8 – Rediscovering Yourself and Rebirth!  

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What is the concept of Rediscovering Yourself and Rebirth?

Each day is a new beginning.  The sunrises and the sunsets. Time to release the old and start again.  Wiping the slate clean.  It’s often difficult to release bad situations, relationships or past regrets.  Rediscovering is about looking forward to the future and letting go of the past, which is holding us back on what we really want in life.  When you watch a sunrise it affirms a brand new day and life continues to go on. In the cycle of life, plants died in the fall and rebirth in spring. There is a time to end and a time to begin.  The challenge is facing the fear of transition or change and be willing to rediscover yourself.   

A Time for Everything    

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 New International Version (NIV)

Patti  talks about career transition and making a career journal. You can more learn more about these topics from the following blog posts below:

Making a Career Journalhttps://wp.me/p3W3dA-UfY

Lifescaping ~ What is holding you back in life?  https://wp.me/p3W3dA-V8n

Feeling Stuck in a Dead End Job? https://wp.me/p3W3dA-UTu

This Job is Killing Me… What to Do? https://wp.me/p3W3dA-UOY

Angela talks about rebirthing the Body. Sometimes your body needs to restore so your natural rhythms can come into sync and you can rebirth your spiritual energy or reinvigorate your aspirations.

Creating a “Fallow field” for the Personality Habit of Pushing.  Giving yourself time to slow down.   Become in rhythm with your needs, nature and not rush.  Modern Society forces you to rush and it is becoming faster.   How do you say – NO and find your natural rhythm? Letting go.

On May 11, 2019 Angela will be doing a Movement Meditation ~ Align with Nature in Sydney Australia.  https://www.facebook.com/events/308427649823591

Interested in releasing karma?  Why not set up a Relationship Clarity Call with Angela to remove once and for all old habits of relationships. https://loveandrelationshipcoach.setmore.com

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Angela and I would like to thank  Anchor for hosting this podcast.

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12 Days of Inspiration Day 3 – A Joyous Balanced Life – Pull the Plug and Connect!

 

A Joyous Balanced Life – Pull the Plug and Connect!

Turning off the electronics is a great way to reconnect with yourself and others who are truly important to you.  This provides self-reflection to refresh, refocus, and appreciate what you have in your life.

Make a conscious effort to be fully present with others.  Put your phone away while visiting with friends and family.  Give them your full attention and be really engaged in conversations.

After you pulled the plug:  

What was it like to be present and engaged in conversations?  

Is this something you will continue to practice?

Comments are always welcome, please feel free to share your thoughts and how you accomplish putting down the electronics. 

Today’s Affirmation:

Spread the joy and share this post with your colleagues, friends, family and on your social networks for others to get inspired!

To learn more about A Balanced Life; click on the link for the 21- Days Optimal Work/Life Balance Workshop.

To learn more about one to one coaching with Patti – email me at: patti@coachingforinspirationwithpatti.com

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What is the difference between being friendly and friendship?

What is the difference between being friendly and friendship?

I was asked this question recently.  I was at a convenience store getting something to drink and fueling up the vehicle.  As the clerk was scanning my drinks, he said to me, ” Do you think there is a difference between being friendly and being a friend”?  I replied, well yes, there is a difference.  He looked at me and said that is what a co-worker said to him.  “I was just being friendly”.  I could tell what was said to him, truly hurt him and he was visibly upset, by the expression on his face.  He had assumed his co-worker was his friend, but it turned out they weren’t.

Has this happened to you?  You thought someone was your friend, but later found out they really weren’t.  What was your reaction?  How did you handle it?

What is true friendship?  How do you know if someone is truly your friend or not?  What are the warning signs they are not a friend?  What indications reflect they are a friend?

I think everyone has a different viewpoint of what friendship means and what being friendly means.  Let’s look at the definitions of friendship and friendly.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Definition of Friendship

Definition of Friendship

  • the state of being friends they have a long-standing friendship

  • the quality or state of being friendly :friendliness the friendship shown him by his coworkers

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Definition of Friendly

Definition of Friendly 

  • Relating to, or befitting a friend: such as:  showing kindly interest and goodwill friendly neighbors: not hostile friendly merger offeralsoinvolving or coming from actions of one’s own forces friendly fire :  cheerfulcomforting the friendly glow of the fire.

What is friendship?

A friend is a good listener and responds back truthfully.

A friendship is about supporting each other through the good, bad and ugly.

A friend accepts you as who you are.

A true friend will make time for you.

A real friend will encourage you.

A true friend won’t use your friendship for their personal gain.

A real friend gives unconditionally and doesn’t expect anything in return.

A true friend is loyal to you even when things are at there worst.

A friend forgives you when you make a mistake and your apology is sincere.

Quote:

A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden. ~ Unknown

What is being friendly?

Being polite to someone using common manners.  Examples: Saying good morning, thank you, you’re welcome and it’s my pleasure.

A friendly person is down to earth, welcoming, approachable, smiles, includes others, and creates a positive atmosphere.

A friendly person is considerate, kind and compassionate towards others.

A friendly person talks to people at the grocery store, holds doors open for others, says hi, nods and smiles.

Quote:

Don’t wait for people to be friendly, show them how. ~ Unknown

The world truly needs more friendly people.  People in general need trusted friendships.  I believe if people were more friendly, polite, compassionate and less judgmental, harsh, back-stabbing, criticizing, and self-serving; the world would be a much more peaceful place and just maybe more friendship would come to be!

Reflection Question:

What does being a friend mean to you?

Call to Action:

Take your answer to this question and become a better friend.

Comments are always welcome and please share this post with your colleagues, friends, family and on your social networks!

To learn more about a balanced life; sign up and click on the link 21- Days Optimal Work/Life Balance Workshop.

To learn more about one to one coaching with Patti – email me at: patti@coachingforinspirationwithpatti.com

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Lucky Penny Day

Today is National Lucky Penny Day it is observed each year on May 23rd.  The Lucky Penny tradition is when you are out and about, look on the ground for pennies.  When you see a penny, pick it up and all day long it will bring you good luck.

Lucky Penny Quotes on Pinterest

How does your luck stand up? Do you consider yourself lucky in your life and your career?

Questions to Ask Yourself  to Measure Your Success:

  • Your Career Goals:
  • What are your career interests and aspirations?
  • What are you still working towards?
  • What have you accomplish?
  • Your Relationship Goals:
    What do you want in your relationships?
    Describe your ideal relationship?
    What is true friendship to you?
    What kind of people do you want to attract in your life?
  •    Your Health Goals:
    What are your lifestyle goals?
    What healthy habits do you want to develop?
    What habits do you want to eliminate?
    What does healthy mean to you?
  •   Your Financial goals:
    What are your financial goals?
    What are your debts versus your income?
    How much do you want saved for retirement?
    What adjustments will you make to accomplish your financial goals?

Call to Action:

What are you going to do to reach success?

How to Celebrate Lucky Penny Day:

Go for a walk and search for lucky pennies.

Take the whole family on a walk looking for lucky pennies and see who finds the most pennies.

At work, a team building exercise, have the team go for a walk together and search for lucky pennies, at the end of the walk have everyone share how many pennies they found.

Do you want more in your life than just your career?

If so, click on the link and sign up for the 21- Days Optimal Work/Life Balance Workshop.
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Connecting with Others and Building Friendships

A few weeks ago I wrote about life changing subjects to consider incorporating into ourselves this year in the blog post It is a New Year.  The seventh key action step is working on connecting with others and building friendships.

I have heard people say there seems to be a trend happening of people lacking a connection to others. More and more people appear to becoming distance, isolated and lonely.  Humans are made to be social, crave friendships, and want to feel accepted and loved.

What can you do today to connect to others?  

If we want to have lasting friendships we have to be willing to open ourselves up to the possibility of failure and to trust people even when we are not sure we can trust.  How can we break down those walls and connect with others to have lasting friendships?  Building friendships is hard work but well worth every minute of working on it.

Do you think there would be less lonely miserable people if we reach out and help others by building bridges instead of constructing walls?

To keep relationships going, make an effort to reach out by contacting and responding back.

If someone takes the time to call, send an email, instant message or text you respond back.  People who do not respond back appear to be rude, self-absorbed or come a cross that you aren’t important to them.  This may not be the case at all but that could be how it is taken.  Respond back even if it is “I got your message.  Thank you!”  To keep good relationships with friends, associates, clients, family and others in your life make some sort of effort or people may give up on you.

We all get busy with work and personal lives.  Sometimes we feel overwhelmed.   When we can take a few minutes every day to reply back to others it strengthens our friendships and happiness. ~ Patti

Questions-  Is this a subject we all may want to improve upon?  How does it make you feel when others don't respond back to you?

 

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Meeting YOU

I saw this quote on Pinterest “Be the type of person you want to meet.”  (The author was not named.)  Since this month’s theme is “Understanding You” I thought this quote was prefect.

What type of person are you?

Would you like to meet you?

Would you like to hang out with you?

Are you a good friend, spouse, parent, child, sibling, co-worker or boss?

What makes you unique?

What do you like about you?

What do others like about you?

Do you treat people how you want to be treated?

These are some great questions for self-reflection and really getting to know yourself.  I would recommend to take some time and really answer them honestly.  Will you be surprised by the answers?  I know I was. 🙂

When you first read these questions did they make you feel uncomfortable?

Are you the type of person who people look forward to seeing or the type of person they try to avoid?

Would you look forward to seeing you?

Would you invest valuable time in a friendship with you?

Take time to learn about yourself.  It is a precious gift which may help you with your relationships in life.  Knowing yourself and loving you will assist you in being more considerate and empathetic towards others. ~ Patti

Feel free to share your thoughts on this topic below in “Leave a Reply”. 

 

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Leaving a LEGACY

What kind of LEGACY do you want to leave behind?

Leaving a LEGACY

What is a legacy?  According to Webster dictionary it means the following:

:  a gift by will especially of money or other personal property or bequest
:  something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past
The biggest question we should be asking ourselves is “What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?”
I ponder this question and looked back at my life.  The happy times, the sad times, the tough times and the peaceful times.  I asked myself, “Did I make a difference?”  Was I a good spouse, parent, daughter, friend, co-worker or leader?  Sometimes yes and sometimes not.   Did I learn from each experience?  Definitely, and could I have done better?  Absolutely!
Questions to ponder:
How do you want people to remember you?
What kinds of accomplishments do you want to achieve?
What precious moments would you like your family members and friends to reminisce about you?
  • That you helped people when they needed you?
  • As a good parent, spouse, friend, family member or person?
  • You were happy and accomplished your goals and aspirations?
  • You made a difference and contributed to this world in a positive way?
  • You were fulfilled with your life and most of your actions?
What changes would you like to make to attain a better legacy?
There is still time to change your course in life and live the life you want!  I know these are very deep questions, but it is time to look at your life and make changes so you can accomplish the legacy you want to leave behind.
Are there changes to be made in your attitude towards family, friends, co-workers by showing respect, kindness, compassion, and gentleness?  Maybe realizing we are all different and we look at things in our own way.  Are we too busy complaining and whining instead of coming up with solutions to make things better around us?  Are there apologies which may need to be said towards those we offended or hurt?  Or give forgiveness towards those whom hurt us?
The next big question is “What do you want to do about it?”
Be inspired, be happy and sometimes we ought to let go of what is making us unhappy.  Chalk it up to a learning experience, move on, let go, and learn from it.  Like the old saying goes:  Sometimes people come into our lives to teach us a lesson; something we teach others.  Which one are you?
I would love to see your comments and thoughts on what kind of legacy you want to leave behind. ~ Patti

Coaching for Inspiration
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Feeling Isolated

Have you ever felt so alone?  Even when there are many people all around you?  We all go through heart ache or times when we just want to pull the covers over our heads and not get up.  How do we get over this?  Everyone handles things differently. My experience is letting people in even when you feel like shutting down and pushing them away.  It is really hard for me personally to let friends or family in when I’m shutting down and wanting to isolate myself.  Being an only child, I like the feeling of being alone it recharges me, however isolating myself when things are rough is not always the answer.  What is the remedy?

Well, that’s a good question?  Everyone is different and their wants and needs vary.  Think about what you wanted when you were going through difficult times?  Did you want someone to listen to you?  How had you interacted with others?  What would of made things easier for you?  How do you wish people would have treated you?  If a friend or family member is going through something grueling or painful put yourself in their shoes and treat them like you want to be treated.  Listen with your ears and feel compassion with your heart.  Be kind, gentle, and compassionate to them. Show you care by being YOU. ~ Patti

Questions:

What steps will you take to remove loneliness in your life?

How can you show up in others lives?

What can you possibly do to help others going through loneliness, sadness or loss?

It would be wonderful to see your thoughts and comments on this topic.  Please share below. 

Coaching for Inspiration
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Facing STRUGGLES

When facing struggles how can you beat those feelings of gloom and doom?

Recently I felt everything was falling down around me.  My Dad is terminally ill and my Mom is overwhelmed.  I was feeling stressed and had a lot on my plate at that time.  My parents live 3 ½ hours away so I have been making the drive to see them almost every weekend since my Dad was diagnose.  I was trying to stay calm, supportive and helpful to my Mom but internally I was sad and distressed for my Dad.  The holidays were here and it didn’t feel very merry for any of us but we were thankful for another holiday with my Dad.

How do you break this cycle of feelings?

That was the question I was asking myself?  Quit the pity party and start being your happy self again.  I had spent a lot of time with my parents.  I had read many books while I was there sitting with my Dad while he watched sports on T.V.  I spent time in self-reflection, pray and journaling.  Talking to a close friend who had been through the same experience a couple of years ago helped relieved some of the sadness I was experiencing.  Spending time regrouping and realizing you can only do so much.

We all face challenges and struggles at some point in our life time.  How we cope with those challenges and struggles is the key to overcoming the gloom and doom anxiety.  Letting go of what we can’t control is good for the soul.  The most important thing for me to remember is to enjoy every precious moment I still have with my Dad and forget everything else and especially to fill my life with Faith, Hope and Love throughout each and every day.  ~ Patti

Question:  What challenge or struggle are you holding onto and need to let go?

Coaching for Inspiration
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com – TM