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QUOTES AND POSTS FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 23, 2015
“Put blinders on those things that conspire to hold you back, especially the ones in your own head.” — Meryl Streep
Be careful how you are talking to yourself because you are listening. — Lisa M. Hayes
“Most people don’t listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” — Stephen R. Covey
Listen with both ears. Many people with be around work mates, team members, friends and family members in the next few weeks that they don’t see every day. Listen with both ears. mlr
“Albert grunted. “Do you know what happens to lads who ask too many questions?”
Mort thought for a moment.
“No,” he said eventually, “what?”
There was silence.
Then Albert straightened up and said, “Damned if I know. Probably they get answers, and serve ‘em right.”
― Terry Pratchett, Mort
What you allow is what will continue.
Everything moves at the speed of trust. — Stephen Covey
Be informed consumers so you can trust what you are putting on, in and around your bodies, families and homes. Take the time to learn about what you are purchasing.
It is so important to allow ourselves to be educated, mentored, taught, coached — whatever you want to call it — regarding the supplements we are putting in our bodies. Check the labels, check the company.
My Grandson, Gabriel, posted this on his FB page, and I really liked what it had to say, so I am sharing it. Sometimes somebody we care about just needs a little support. No matter what’s going, giving a little of the right kind of support can make all the difference in the world. Sometimes we have to ask for support. Sometimes we don’t, like in this post. Sometimes a little support just means being nice, not saying mean and hurtful things. Look for the ways we can support each other. We all need to feel loved. That was a small gesture, but was hugely significant. It provided emotional support as well as the good stuff on the chip. mlr
Our kitty cat, Honeybear, is very, very old and does not clean himself anymore like he used to. So, I am trying to help him by giving him a ‘sponge’ bath with a really good pet shampoo I have that contains jojoba and tea tree oil. Then I brushed him out . I hope this helps. I thought I would do this once a week at first and see if that’s enough. So glad I work from home! Otherwise this would be very hard to do. Does anyone have any other ideas?
September is National Preparedness Month. Please take a few minutes to review this Family Preparedness Information. Keep a hard copy for future reference, since you never know when you might need it. Put the guide in a prominent place. Make sure ALL family members are familiar with it, and practice fire and evacuation drills. Update this guide immediately when information changes. And take it with you if you need to evacuate! Although this guide has radio stations and emergency phone numbers for Arizona, the guidelines are the same and you can get specific information for your area by going to your government website. During an emergency is NOT when to START thinking about this.
More websites with information on Family Preparedness:
Don’t Wait. Communicate.
So, You Work From Home
“Doing our necessary tasks every day, even when we’re not feeling up to it, is what helps us to develop a routine. In turn, developing a routine can help us learn how to concentrate, or hone the skill of concentrating, because we know that at a certain time every day, we have a particular task to accomplish. If we need to make ten phone calls, staying focused on those ten calls is the only way they will get done. Make your list of people to call and determine what time to make the calls. Don’t stop until you are done. If you get another call, either let it to go voice mail, or answer it and tell the person you are working and will return the call later. Do it every day.” I wrote this in an article last August entitled, “Concentration Information With a Twist”. The point was to stay focused and develop good habits. Whatever the task is that needs to be done regularly, continue working at it until it becomes a habit. Only then will you begin to see results. That will help your home business. You will become known for excellence.
Aristotle agreed. He said, “… We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” Solid principals are time tested and true. Aristotle wrote that many, many years ago, yet the principal still holds true today.
It Works With Most Things
This principal works with most things we’re trying to do, whether its starting an exercise routine, beginning the journey of improving our health by taking high quality nutritional supplements, or ridding our homes of toxic cleaning products. Stay focused on your task. Start slowly, set goals, stay focused. When exercising, as we build up strength and endurance, what is becoming a habit gets much easier. Then the time will come to reevaluate the situation and set new goals. As we see an improvement in our health by being consistent with taking our supplements, or eating more plant-based foods, we will be spurred on to look at the next goal, the next level.
Different people see different results, but all see results, if there is consistent effort. Some of us may have to work a little harder developing a certain habit, where someone else can develop the same habit very easily. We find out what works for us individually by doing it. Start today. Do this:
- Determine Your Why. Why do you want a business working from the luxury of your home? Why do you want to starting walking 20 minutes a day? Why are you looking for good, high quality nutritional products? Think about your reasons for doing these things and then don’t lose sight of what those reasons are.
- Make a Goal and a Plan. After you think about your why, make a goal and a plan. If you want to walking for 20 minutes a day because (your why) your doctor suggested it to help with your back pain, how will you do that? The goal is to walk 20 minutes a day. Where will you walk? When will you walk? Determine the factors necessary to reach your goal. Then do it. Remember, the goal is to walk 20 minutes a day.
- Work Your Plan. An illustration of what a ‘sample’ plan might look like at first is this: “I want to walk at the park for 20 minutes in the mornings before I go to work. I want do this at least an hour before I leave for work, so that I have enough time to get ready and don’t feel rushed. I will put my walking shoes and clothes out the night before so they will be ready.” Make it work for you, but do it.
When you have ‘worked your plan’ for one day, give yourself a small reward or pat on the back. It was good. It worked. I would think, “I can do this again tomorrow.”
- Be Regular. Only by doing something regularly does it become a habit. If you miss a day, that’s okay. Get right back to it. If you miss a day or two, that’s okay. Get right back to it. Getting back to it is what makes it regular.
It’s not really that Aristotle agreed with me. I agree with him.
I would love to hear your comments on this article. For more information on my home business, or the products I work with, please contact me, Martha, by private message through LinkedIn, email at email@example.com or by phone at 505-750-7847 (cell). My mentoring website is www.ProfessionalMentorsInternational.com.
I have written several times about focus, keeping it simple and staying on track. I’m doing it yet again, with a different twist. Why? Because we need to hear this information over and over again. That is how it gets into our minds, then into our actions. Then our regular actions become habits. Our regular habits become how we work in our businesses each day. Every one of us has to determine how what we learn applies to us. Each of us has to determine how we are going to apply it in our daily activities, which in turn, will benefit our business activities.
Staying focused on a task is the only way that task will be accomplished. If we need to make phone calls for the day, and we are constantly being distracted by other duties, by the internet, by incoming phone calls, emails, texts, etc., the phone calls will go unmade. Accomplishing the task seems to become heavier and heavier. I’ve heard it said that at times the phone can seem as though it weighs 500 pounds to us. That is true, especially if we’ve put off picking it up over and over again. It is by picking it up to make the calls that we realize it is not heavy at all.
Doing our necessary tasks every day, even when we’re not feeling up to it, is what helps us to develop a routine. In turn, developing a routine can help us learn how to concentrate, because we know that at a certain time every day, we have a particular task to accomplish. If we need to make ten phone calls, staying focused on those ten calls is the only way they will get done. Make your list of people to call and determine what time to make the calls. Don’t stop until you are done. If you get another call, either let it to go voice mail, or answer it and tell the person you are working and will return the call later. Do it every day.
Duplicating the success of others helps us learn how to concentrate. When we are reading about how others have accomplished things, we can study how they have done it. That takes a measure of concentration and focus. “You must study the principles until they are a part of you.”, says Clive Buchanan in the Introduction of his book, ‘18 Steps to Greatness‘. Learn what they have done, then duplicate it. If you spend 15 minutes or so each day reading things that inspire you, then meditate and think about how to apply those principles, you will benefit.
Each of us must take responsibility for our own actions or lack of actions. The book ‘Study Is Hard Work’, by William H. Armstrong, says: “It is the responsibility of the student to be interested. No one can be interested for you…” – from Awake Magazine, 9/22/98, written for young people in an article called ‘Young People Ask . .. How Can I Keep My Mind on Things?’ Although it was specifically written for young people, we can all benefit from the advice. No one can stay focused for us. There are others who can continuously remind us that we need to do it, but ultimately, we are the only ones who can work on our own concentration and focus. Going back to the example of making our phone calls, we are the one who has be interested in calling the people on our list if we are the person who is going to make the call. That will take concentration, focus and single-mindedness for that task.
So, what’s the twist? Connect keeping it simple (focus=concentration) with duplication and responsibility. Remember these three points:
Do it every day.
Let me know how it goes. I’m constantly working on this.
(this article was originally published on LinkedIn in August, 2014)
This is where I walked yesterday. Walking every day helps you sleep better at night. Keep up the routine, eat right, take good nutritional and sports supplements, and get enough sleep.
Our Grandson, Tyler, posted this on his Facebook page, Salution Records. I just loved it, because it tells about what all of us go through when we are trying accomplish something. He said, “Whether u play for 20 people or 100k people… u still doing it! Ur still putting on!! Everybody gotta start somewhere!” Isn’t that so true? From the view point of our home businesses, what I take from this is no matter who we are talking to, a group of 10, 50 100 or one-on-one, do your best, do what you do, be who you are. Be respectful and treat everybody with the same respect, dignity and personal interest. Everybody … no matter whether they are in the audience, or on your team, up or down (family especially – but that’s another post). Remember that everybody had to and has to start somewhere, including us, and that’s usually at the beginning – not the end. Have reasonable expectations. Do your homework. Count the cost. Find your direction. Be consistent. Don’t give up.
People who suffer with arthritis, either a little or a lot, need some exercise to help keep their joints moving. It is crucial, or they will ‘freeze’ up.
It is important to be aware of what kind of exercise to do and how much for your particular artriitis condition. You can hurt yourself if you do the wrong kind or too much.
Check with your doctor or physical therapist.
The Mayo Clinic says exercise, “… increases strength and flexibility, reduces joint pain, and helps combat fatigue.”