Hmmm….I vote we all live our dreams! – Anna
Sometimes I’ve been called the “bag lady”.
No, I am not homeless. All is well and good in my part of the world.
It is because bags are a part of my organizational system. Continue reading
Isn’t this the definition of the leaders you respect? – Anna
Fall is here!
One of the great things about living in the Midwest is watching the change of seasons. Every season brings something unique and wonderful.
All that change suits someone like me that lives a serial life.
Change is inevitable. The weather changes. The seasons change. We grow older. Culture changes. Fashion changes. Technology changes. Life is always in flux.
However, there are many out there that don’t do well with change.
Yes, it can be prickly. Yes, it is not always in our control. It’s going to happen anyway.
Change isn’t inherently bad and we know it is going to happen anyways, we should embrace it and make the most out of it. Continue reading
It is exciting! We never finish becoming! -Anna
The best time to start all over or work on a new goal is NOT Monday, next week, or New Year’s Day.
The best time is the minute you know you need the change.
The best time is when you have defined that new goal.
The best time is when you’ve made the decision.
The best time is NOW!
Toughest part…. -Anna
You can find gossip anywhere.
The office, church, friends, even your own family…no one is immune.
We often associate gossip as negative. If we are going to be politically correct, we would say that gossip is frowned upon. However, even social scientists are finding that it has some benefits to society. A Stanford study determined that gossip can actually deter selfishness and encourage cooperation. Who knew?
While these benefits are interesting news no one wants to be the topic of such gossip. Gossip has bad connotations. Gossip gone too far can turn into bullying and become a detriment to any environment. Gossip has a huge ICK factor.
However, there is a way to turn gossip upside down.
We are each our own mess! Own it! -Anna
Everyone is capable of creativity.
While most people view creativity as something possessed by the artists of the world, most everybody has it to some degree.
So, yes, the painters, musicians, writers, and dancers are creative. But so are the scientists, businessmen, teachers, managers, parents, accountants (hey, I didn’t say everyone uses their creativity for good), doctors, IT professionals, landscapers, architects, entrepreneurs, nurses, craftsmen, lawyers, chefs, sales associates, administrators, and it can go on and on and on.
We are all born with creative abilities. Some of us just have to work a little more to strengthen our creative muscles. Some of us forgot because we have been so busy coloring inside the lines.