If I asked to identify how the person in this picture is feeling, could you? How would you know? It is the same skill that explains why some people atrophy while others thrive. Why some people have lasting, meaningful relationships and others don’t. It is a concept called Emotional Intelligence. Emotional intelligence (EQ) is defined…
“In the end it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are”. -Max Dupree Lately I’ve been asked quite a bit to speak on the topic of change. Times are changing, and people are having a hard time keeping up with it. Organizations are restructuring,…
Who got to hold a 15 foot snake, snapping turtle and bearded dragon this weekend? This girl!
Evan’s 8th birthday party was on Saturday, and because of his extreme love for reptiles, I endured 18 children under the age of 10 AT MY HOUSE, a traveling reptile zoo, and lots of slimy, slithering creatures. That’s when you know how much you REALLY love someone. In any case, I survived both of our birthdays last week and am still sane (somewhat).
Meanwhile, my sister-in-law (one of the coolest women I know and a fantastic writer) sent me this, and I love it! Thanks Lynn!
Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered where the last 10 years have gone? Have you thought about what your ideal life would look like? Have you set yourself up to make that a reality?
Most of us go about our lives, caught up in the day-to-day stuff and without knowing it, years go by and we are no closer to accomplishing our goals. For some of us, where we end up is exactly what we wanted. For others, we land somewhere, draw a bulls-eye around ourselves and claim we’ve hit our mark.
I don’t think we fail to accomplish our goals because we aim too high and miss the target. I think the real problem is that we aim too low and hit it. If you could live your “perfect life”, what would that look like? Not just from a materialistic standpoint, but what kind of career, relationships and hobbies would you want?
What do you do differently in a hotel than you would in your own home? (Get your mind out of the gutter!) If you’re like most people, you probably keep the room nice and cool, leave the lights on, don’t make the bed and maybe even leave your towels on the floor. Why would you do those things in a hotel if they aren’t the things you are likely to do in your home? It is because you don’t own it.
Have you ever wondered why some people walk by a piece of trash and don’t pick it up, or why others seem to give the bare minimum at work when you know they are capable of so much more? It’s for much of the same reason.