Please Respond #1115 

by Sue Hawkes

In the world of simplification, I’m considering all things right now. This includes whether or not to continue writing the blog.  So, to prioritize my time, I need your help.   If you are reading this, please let me know a few things with your simple responses to these questions:  As I reach another phase in my world, I want to…

Sue HawkesPlease Respond #1115

Knowing is Not Enough #1114 

by Sue Hawkes

My world is about observation. I continually seek ways to become a better observer.  This blog is one of the ways I’ve pushed myself to get better. While writing may not be my top skill, consistent practice makes me better and forces me to seek things to write about.   In this way, a recent quote caught my attention: “to know…

Sue HawkesKnowing is Not Enough #1114

Forced Simplification #1113 

by Sue Hawkes

Embarking on a home remodel is a journey of transformation. As we prepare to breathe new life into our space, we know there is another step required before we can enjoy it: clearing the clutter. It’s like preparing the garden before planting vibrant flowers – we have to remove the weeds to create room for growth and beauty.  Picture our…

Sue HawkesForced Simplification #1113

The Elimination Diet #1112 

by Sue Hawkes

What are the current habits inhibiting my future progress?  Often, to affect change, we consider what new habits we need, the opportunity of learning what someone else has done to become better, more thoughtful, and effective.  Too often, we don’t consider what’s in the way.  How our current thinking, communication, and behavior limits the opportunities and creates exactly what we…

Sue HawkesThe Elimination Diet #1112

Lifestyle Thinking #1111 

by Sue Hawkes

This blog is quoted from James Clear. I thought it was so good it should be shared.   He suggests the Pareto Principle as a lifestyle:  “Relationships. Who are the few people that have the most positive impact on my life? Spend more time with them.  Priorities. What are the few actions that have the most positive impact on my day?…

Sue HawkesLifestyle Thinking #1111

Don’t Delay #1110 

by Sue Hawkes

If you read blog #1108, it’s also about procrastination, and focused on the unintended consequences for people. In the realm of communication, procrastination can breed chaos. Waiting to have a difficult conversation with someone often proves to be a misguided strategy with lasting negative consequences. While it may feel briefly comforting to evade the discomfort or confrontation, the effects of delay…

Sue HawkesDon’t Delay #1110

Six Questions to Clarify Your Vision #1109 

by Sue Hawkes

In a world of distractions and constant change, having a clear vision is the beacon that guides us towards our desired destination. It serves as a North Star, offering clarity, purpose, and motivation. How can we unlock the true potential of seeing the vision? Let’s explore six fundamental questions to help illuminate the path forward.  Seeing the vision is not…

Sue HawkesSix Questions to Clarify Your Vision #1109

An Expensive Habit #1108 

by Sue Hawkes

We’ve all been there — waiting until the last minute to complete a task, thinking it only affects us. However, the ripple effect of procrastination extends far beyond us. Unintentionally, our actions impact those around us, sometimes significantly. When we delay, we unknowingly disrupt schedules, burden others, and compromise the quality of collaboration. The dominoes start to fall.   When we…

Sue HawkesAn Expensive Habit #1108

Success or Luck? #1107 

by Sue Hawkes

Success isn’t just about being talented or having good luck. Talent alone doesn’t guarantee victory, and bad luck doesn’t guarantee defeat. They do play a part, but your response will determine the outcomes in the end.  Think about famous artists, inventors, and athletes. They had talent, but it was their hard work, resilience, and ability to adapt that made them…

Sue HawkesSuccess or Luck? #1107

Dance Partners for Success #1106 

by Sue Hawkes

Whoever said structure kills creativity clearly hasn’t met its partner. Picture this: creativity strutting around like a free-spirited rockstar, leather jacket, wild hair, and breaking all the rules. And who’s right there, making sure the show goes on? Structure, the unsung hero in this creative jam (by the way, this is also how Visionaries and Integrators partner).  Think of structure…

Sue HawkesDance Partners for Success #1106