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HAPPINESS is not in our circumstance, but in Ourselves! ~ John B. Sheerin


Happiness is not in our circumstances, but in ourselves.  It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire.  Happiness is something we are. ~ John B. Sheerin

I saw this quote today and thought WOW, I know when I see a beautiful sunset or rainbow it brings a smile to my face and joy.  So what is happiness?  A while back I wrote a blog post called What is HAPPINESS?   The blog post discussed the poll results from What are the ingredients of happiness?  at that point in time the poll results were Joy, Love and Peace.  At this moment of writing the poll results have changed to “Joy” being number one and “Love” number two.

The definition of “Happiness” according to Merriam -Webster’s Dictionary is the following:

: the state of being happy, well-being, contentment and joy

: an experience that makes you happy, pleasurable or a satisfying experience

good fortune

The quote above  by John B. Sheerin stating “happiness is in ourselves” I agree with that phrase and believe true happiness does comes from within.  The last part of the quote “happiness is something we are”, I’m not totally sure about this statement.  I would love for this part of the quote to be everyone however there are many people who are not happy within.   As a certified professional coach I work with clients to pursue happiness in all aspects of life.  Many of my happy moments were camping at the lake!

What are your happy moments?

More questions to ponder:
  • What are your thoughts about this quote?
  • Do you think happiness is not in our circumstances, but in ourselves?
  • Do you feel happiness is something we are?
Share your thoughts and answers to the questions in leave a reply below. ~Patti 🙂
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What are you struggling with most?

Take a break with your favorite drink and participate in the poll.  All polls are anonymous.  Poll away. 🙂  The poll results will encourage and inspire me to write future blog posts on these subjects that interest you.

Why Coaching?

Coaching focuses on the present and looks toward the future.  As a coach I assist clients to view a life or business situation and encourage clients to discover what actions to pursue next.

My personal coaching may include coaching on topics such as relationship with others, productivity, time management, finances, a career path, health, wellness and much more.

Through coaching I ask powerful questions which assists the client to come up with their own solutions.  The answers are within the client.  This helps the client to take action and move closer towards what they want in life.

Why me?

As your coach I inspire you to pursue what you truly want in life. 🙂 ~ Patti

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It would be an honor to work with you! 🙂 ~ Patti

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Posted in Blog, Business Inspiration, Leadership Inspiration, Personal Inspiration

Day 29 of 30 day blogging challenge ~ Self-Confidence

Self Confidence

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” Lao-Tzu

Previously a while back I did a poll on “What does having CONFIDENCE mean to YOU?”   The results displayed that “All the above” had the most votes and next was being “Comfortable”.  Why do you think being comfortable increases confidence?  Do you think when you are comfortable with yourself or a subject matter this improves feeling more competent and promotes self-confidence?   By having self-confidence are people more apt to take risks, which may open up more doors of opportunities?  What do you think these results tell us? ~ Patti

The results were as followed:  Total votes: 43

Comfortable:             6 votes

Competent:               5 votes

Content:                     4 votes

Certain:                      3 votes

Experienced:            3 votes          

Excellence:               3 votes

Respected:                3 votes

Inspiring:                  3 votes

Assured:                    2 votes

Risk Taker:               1 vote

Poised:                       1 vote

Other:                         1 vote

Persuasive:               0 votes

All of the above:      8 votes



Posted in Business Inspiration, Polls

Why do businesses fail?

A.) Not having a business plan?

B.) Not hiring a good manager and/or accountant?

C.) Not hiring the right people?

D.) Not knowing the market?

E.) Not listening to your employees and customers?

F.) Not taking care of taxes, insurance, paying vendors for product and other business obligations.

G.) All of the above?

H.) Other?

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Posted in Blog, Business Inspiration, Leadership Inspiration, Polls

As Leaders, Managers or Supervisors there are days when you just don’t want to deal with it anymore?

Take a step back, breathe and reflect on why you took this position in the first place. 

Question:  What was the reason I accepted this position?

A). To help others?

B). My dream job?

C). My calling?

D.) It was just for the money?

E). Other?

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