When Things Change…

Things Change …

When things change … when you’re thrown off life’s treadmill without notice, it knocks you off-balance. A friend was working with the same company for over 25 years and recently lost her balance when she was told that the job no longer existed. Though the writing was on the wall, when it happened it was like a sharp blow. Separation like death was strange. It was final.

I thought about how I could or should comfort her. But what could I say? What are the right words? Are there any right words? Questions, questions, questions.

As an HR practitioner working in the field for over 20 years I thought about what could I say to her. Here I share a few thoughts:

Rest

First, get some rest. It’s important to face the reality of the situation. After ‘grinding the mill’ for many, many years, it’s important to take some time out to relax.

Reflect

While relaxing, reflect on the next steps. What do you want to do? Why do you want to do it? Does the ‘why‘ provide an opportunity to make a change in career path? A change in location? A change in mindset? Begin with the end in mind. Where do you see yourself in the next chapter of your life? Picture yourself 5, 10, or more years down the road accomplishing your goal, then work backwards.

Make A Plan

Prep The Next Steps. Once you decide on where you want to go, make a plan. Prepare for the next steps. Do you have skills that you could sell to someone else as an entrepreneur? What about exploring a different area of work. Know that the novelty of a new career endeavor is exciting. Prep that plan. Write it down.

Step Out

Step out. Act. Act on the plan that you came up with. When you start acting on the plan, review it often…at regular intervals to ensure you stay on track.

So if you have been there, lost your job and remain disappointed, dejected, or even stuck, get with the plan today. Start acting. Talk with a professional coach if needed and get your life back in order. Need help? Lets connect.

Cheers!

Do Riches Define Success? 11 Moguls Share Their Definition…

Surround yourself with like-minded and success driven people. ~Nordia C

“True success should be measured by how happy you are”…statement made by billionaire Richard Branson when asked how he defined success. Curious I decided to add to my study and research on success by asking professionals what they think success means to them. Was it all about money/ riches?

Here’s how 11 Moguls shared their spin on success:

  1. Success is how we fulfil our purpose for life and use the God-given talents we have received. ~Christine Stephens
  2. First think of what value we are creating to society before we think about what we can earn from society. When we look at it from that angle, there will always be opportunities to succeed. ~Gregory Turner
  3. Simply put, its achieving any clearly defined goals. ~Sher-Sher Milan
  4. The substance that lies within and is shared with the world. ~Maxine P.C.
  5. Your life’s purpose could be that you are called to do something that is greater than yourself. ~Susan C
  6. Achievement and accomplishments, setting one’s goals and dreams and then witnessing the fruition. ~Charmaine Allwood-Hanson
  7. Flexibility and the ability to do whatever you want, whenever you want because you have the means to do it. ~Ashleigh Maitland
  8. We all learn from each other. Passion, skill and talent equal progress which leads to success. ~Monique Calder
  9. Surround yourself with like-minded nd success driven people. Nordia Cameron-cunningham
  10. Success is measured by the difference we make in someone’s life and our contribution to society. ~Hyacinth Campbell
  11. Simple things. It’s important to spend even one minute giving worthy advice. ~Ari-Anna

What’s your definition of Success? Do share. We would love to hear.

Cheers!

Do It. It’s That Simple…

If you can imagine it, you can dream it. Dream it and you can become it.” –          Walt Disney

For years Walt Disney’s quote…”If you can imagine it you can do it”, hung on my wall at home. I was able to see it everyday. It stayed with me during all my dreams which became goals which later became reality. My studies, writings, books, and more, all became real because of my dreams.

But dreams don’t just come through by themselves. We have to plan, then work it. After with hard work, dedication, persistence, and the will to achieve, they become real. From a young age, my niece always wanted to do her best at making others beautiful. After graduating, she began working with a renowned makeup firm. She learnt from the best and with her innate desire for excellence, she has excelled and now makes celebrities beautiful for their appearances at major events. Indeed she makes me proud to see her journey realized.

Sometimes once we achieve, we want to move on to other things. Some may be bigger, some may be to smaller (as in downsizing). Others may be to let go, relax, and enjoy the little things.

Today, whatever your goal, be sure to know that you can achieve it with the imagination, and the will to see things come through.

Today, do you.

Cheers!

The Fulfillment Success Brings…

I have made a difference through what God has set…

 

Jerry Butler, Executive Director, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) shares his definition of Success after a lengthy senior role at the IDB, Washington DC.

What’s your definition of success? Do share. We would love to hear.

Cheers!

Name One Word To Describe Your Future. Millennials Share 27…

Excitement! That was one retort from a group of Millennials leaders and change-makers at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC. They were asked to share one word to describe their thought on the future. Here I share 27:

  1. Excitement
  2. Storytelling
  3. Hope
  4. Lead (lead, empower, advancement, development)
  5. Re-imagination
  6. Ecosystem
  7. Strategy
  8. Progress
  9. Motivate
  10. Trust
  11. Integrity
  12. Passion
  13. Stream (science, technology, engineering, art, math)
  14. Faith
  15. Service
  16. Transparency
  17. Responsibility
  18. Think
  19. Teamwork
  20. Communication
  21. Excellence
  22. Perspective
  23. Success
  24. Sustainability
  25. Quality
  26. Smart
  27. Earn

Any resonate? Any missing? Do share, we would love to hear.

Cheers!

Things That Matter…

Birthdays, anniversaries are milestones that mark times to reflect and look to the future. They provide opportunities to change, rekindle, reconnect, cut loose ties and more.

New Beginnings

If today is a special day for you, Celebrate and enjoy:

•New Beginnings

•The launch of a new Business

•Marriage

•Family

•Happiness

•Fulfillment

•Love in abundance

•Great (genuine) friends

•Laughter

•Things that matter

Cheers to beautiful you!

When Goals Differ …

I was driving behind a car when the traffic light changed to orange. It was more than enough time for the car ahead to go through. But the man behind the wheel purposely slowed down to stop. Naturally I was annoyed.

As I looked at him I realized his goal was to stop to smoke. Mine was to get to work on time. Drove me crazy.

He was chilling. I was late. He appeared to have gone to the gym and was unhurriedly getting back. I needed to go to the gym but can’t (smirk). He may have a job that he can go when he pleases. Mine was to get there early or else…

But though I hated his actions, he was living his choice. I have to live with mine. We must stick with the choices we make. What’s your choice today?

Goals do differ. But we must be careful of goals that should be aligned such as on-the-job, or relationships. Some goals must go together as in organizations, joint partnerships, marriage and the like.

Check yourself.Are you on track with your goal? When things go awry, what do you do? Do share, we’d love to hear.

Cheers!

Need To Move To The Next Step? Here Are 9 Reasons To Work With A Coach…

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We often ask the question why some people succeed when others don’t. It seems there is a missing element. Something we lack. The truth is that you can succeed at whatever you dream about;  whatever you put your mind to achieve. Know that you don’t have to go it alone. Here are some reasons why people hire a coach to improve their lives and their business.

  1. People hire a coach to help put systems in place (e.g. time management, social media engagement, managing products, and managing people)
  2. When they know what to do but not how to do it
  3. Feel Stuck , confused
  4. When you want to make more money …want to do what you want to do
  5. When they know it’s time to break free
  6. When they figure out they can’t do it alone
  7. Need resources and don’t know where to find them (financial, legal, staffing, marketing, etc)
  8. When going through a period of transition. when they don’t know what is relevant (been away long)
  9. When fallen behind on their goals, dreams, and aspirations

Feeling confused and need help to navigate to the next step in your career or business? Lets connect.

Cheers!

Books: Readers Share Their Top Getaway Reads…

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. ~Ursula K. Le Guin

We have all had our favorite books that we have read from a young age. Some have left an impact on our lives. On a  B&N public forum, a reader asked “What Book has stayed with you long after you’ve read it?” Fellow readers poured in with responses. Here I share a few that may prove worthwhile for your vacation, getaway, or a mid-summer night’s read.

  • Man’s Search for Meaning
  • Pecan Man
  • The Power
  • We Were the Lucky Ones
  • The Book Thief
  • Before I Fall
  • The Lovely Bones
  • It Ends with Us
  • The Sparrow
  • The Lovely Bones
  • One Hundred Years f solitude
  • The Alchemist
  • Harry Potter
  • We Were Yours
  • East of Eden
  • The Chrysalids
  • The Bible
  • The Savage Song
  • To Kill A Mockingbird
  • The Notebook
  • The Outsiders
  • A History of Loneliness
  • Tell Me Your Dreams
  • The Art of War
  • The Graveyard Book
  • The Water Stone
  • The Secret
  • Gone Girl
  • Her
  • The Night Circus
  • Gone With the Wind
  • Fallen Angels
  • Unbroken
  • Beautiful Creatures
  • Crime and Punishment
  • The Power of Now
  • Beautiful Chaos
  • A Little Life
  • The Leisure Seeker
  • GreenLight
  • Jane Eyre
  • Tuesdays with Morrie
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • The Kite Runner
  • We Were Liars

Does any resonate? Can you add your favorite or two that may be missing? Do share. We’d love to hear.

Cheers!

The Sun Will Rise….

Your Journey will always be filled with ups and downs, peaks and troughs. But keep going. There will always be the Sunrise. Stay Focused.