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Five Practices For Resilience #535

by Sue Hawkes

Resilience this year hasn’t been easy. We’re all fatigued, tired of the same, and frustrated.  Yet we need to carry on.   At this stage in the game, here are five things you can do which go beyond our staples:  Make a list of things you love to do. Choose one or more of the things on the list and do them – as often as you need to. There is no…

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Game Changer #534

by Sue Hawkes

How do you change a conversation – with a person or in your head – from a mood of victimized to accountable?  A small word change may be the simplest form of shifting readily.  The next time you feel something is happening to you, repeat your story and insert the word “for” every time you’d use the word “to.”  When something moves…

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Time to Declutter #533

by Sue Hawkes

“Clarity is the elimination of mental clutter.  Agility is the elimination of physical clutter.  Tranquility is the elimination of spiritual clutter.”  While pondering this James Clear quote, several things came to mind:  Clutter is a great way to describe all the waste in my mental, physical and spiritual space. It makes me want to eliminate it.  I deeply desire the…

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When You’re Ready #532

by Sue Hawkes

Thank you Marshall Goldsmith for this timely tidbit on feedback.   Do you ever struggle with feedback? Me too.   Most days, I am open and willing to give and receive feedback. But some days, my ego is out of joint, fully engaged and feedback feels like criticism. Ever been there?  What can you do to maximize the opportunity to learn and grow based…

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How to Make It Work #531

by Sue Hawkes

I was connecting with a friend and colleague and during our discussion offered some feedback. I shared I hadn’t wanted to burden her with a request as she seemed busy because she hadn’t responded to prior emails.  She seemed taken aback and apologized, not wanting to project that image.  I could totally relate. When I’m truly executing to the max in my business, I often…

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Begin Where You Can #530

by Sue Hawkes

You owe yourself one hour a day of self-maintenance. It can include reading, writing, yoga, exercise, dancing, meditation, painting, or whatever, but you owe it to yourself. One hour, 1/24 of your day.  That’s less than 5%.  It matters, it really does. Make it count.  At one point in my life, I read this and yet I still couldn’t find an hour. I…

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More Than Enough #529

by Sue Hawkes

I have an office with windows in a semi-circle revealing beautiful landscape outdoors.  Today it’s snowing lightly.   It’s the kind of snow you don’t mind, it doesn’t really accumulate much and it’s warm in Minnesota terms at 30 degrees Fahrenheit. (Don’t shudder warm weather friends, we have clothing for this.)  One of the most peaceful, grounded, clear experiences available are on days like these.   They don’t happen in…

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Are You Clear? #528

by Sue Hawkes

Transitions.  They’re challenging. Transitions require you to let go while you are also fumbling to embrace the emerging space of what’s next at the same time.   Transitions are neither here nor there. Both places are uncertain.  One is about completion, one is about possibility; and either way, you don’t know for sure.  Like the acrobat shifting from one trapeze to another, there is a moment of suspension, exhilaration, fear, and nothingness.  The next trapeze is there, in fact, many possibilities…

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Making Friends With The Day #527

by Sue Hawkes

I woke up with a feeling of hope, inspiration, gratitude and peace.   I was driving alone to work out with a good start to the day, it was early and still dark. On my drive, the sun was rising.   As I witness the soft hues of the morning kissing the horizon, the pink hues merging into lavender and tangerine on its boundaries, it somehow signaled hope, peace…

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When You Believe It #526

by Sue Hawkes

Think affirmations are a bunch of BS?  Two examples to ponder:   Scott Adams – creator of the Dilbert comic series – attributes his success to the use of positive affirmations. 15 times every day, he wrote “I Scott Adams, will become a syndicated cartoonist.” By doing this, he anchored the concept deep into his psyche and began to see opportunities that had been unavailable…

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