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Preparing For Excellence #235

by Sue Hawkes

Preparing For Excellence #235 Preparation. It’s something Steven Covey wrote about years ago in The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. It’s the thing most highly successful people do with consistency. They make time for planning, preparation, and forethought. In my Maximizing Success Journal, we include a weekly preview and review. They are used with permission (and altered) from my…

Sue HawkesPreparing For Excellence #235
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The First Step to Forgiveness? #234

by Sue Hawkes

The First Step to Forgiveness? #234 Pema Chodron (AniPemaChodron) is an American Buddhist nun. When I’m challenged, she offers clarity within a sea of noise. I was listening to Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations with Pema Chodron on her new book, Welcoming the Unwelcome. During their conversation (which is well worth the listen), she responded to a question about what frustrates her…

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The Promises You Intend To Keep #233

by Sue Hawkes

The Promises You Intend To Keep #233 Promises. “People with good intentions make promises, but people with good character keep them.” Author Unknown This quote speaks to me. When I review my good intentions, they are sincere. From the time I speak them, I mean them and intent to deliver upon them. Then, life happens and, at times, my good…

Sue HawkesThe Promises You Intend To Keep #233
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Making Space For What’s Possible #232

by Sue Hawkes

Making Space For What’s Possible #232 I recently stumbled upon a great list of what Letting go means (and doesn’t mean). Here it is:                                      Letting go Does NOT mean:                       Does mean: I…

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How Will You Surprise Yourself? #231

by Sue Hawkes

How Will You Surprise Yourself? #231 “May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams, and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful and don’t forget to make some art, write or draw, or build, or sing, or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next…

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Well Beyond Superficial #230

by Sue Hawkes

Well Beyond Superficial #230 Sometimes, you meet someone and there’s an instant connection. One you can’t explain fully, it’s deep and vulnerable and moves to a place that usually takes time and years of experiences to emerge into. I was going to pick up a gift for my husband Kevin and it happened. The acquaintance I’d only known superficially was…

Sue HawkesWell Beyond Superficial #230
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What Will You Do Today? #228

by Sue Hawkes

What Will You Do Today? #228 Happy New Year! Is it a time of resolutions, new beginnings, possibility and the frenzy of getting back to work after the holiday break? Or is it something else. For me, there were several years the New Year was a time of grieving, somber moments and reflection. It was a time of Winter inside…

Sue HawkesWhat Will You Do Today? #228
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Thank You, Tim Ferriss #227

by Sue Hawkes

Thank You, Tim Ferriss #227 Completion. It’s a factor we need to free our energy and move on. Without it, life can feel like an amalgamation of all things stuck and immobile. For me, it messes with my emotions and often causes undue stress. For me, this means I need to get in action, or I’ll be inactive. As a great…

Sue HawkesThank You, Tim Ferriss #227
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More Ignorance Please #226

by Sue Hawkes

More Ignorance Please #226 I was in a session with one of my favorite teams and a new team member shared a great quote I had to capture. He said, “Ignorance can be fixed, stupidity can’t.” I welcomed that phrase and laughed out loud. How many situations do we all create out of ignorance? Unintentional bumbling into waters in which…

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