Words of Wisdom: Feeling loved vs being respected

What do you crave more, to feel loved or to just be respected? I believe that people who don't feel loved in an intimate relationship unfortunately often try to settle for respect.

Words of Wisdom: Be the change

Your true power lies in being the change not in waiting for it.

You already have everything you need to start making it happen.

Words of Wisdom: How to Learn

If you are going to learn, you must do it by listening. Step up and pay attention to people, to work/school, to life. Free education is available to those who look for it.

Words of Wisdom: Having a Bad Day? Smile!

Having a bad day?

Smile! 

This act floods your brain with feel-good chemicals making you more cheerful.

Lucky for you, unlimited do-overs are included when it comes to smiling. Keep practising!

Words of Wisdom: Question Everything!

Question Everything! Don't have a really good reason to believe something? Open your mind to new possibilities.

Sure you could be wrong. Having an open mind doesn't mean that you are right. It means you are open to better ways of seeing things when they come along.

Words of Wisdom: Dealing with Anger

You are the first victim of your own anger, your children are the second.

Words of Wisdom: How to Change the World

Don't like what you see in the world? Here is how you can change it.

"We don't see things as they are. We see them as we are."
--- Anaïs Nin

Try it. This actually works!

Words of Wisdom: Not Enough Time in the Day

Today I have a special quote to share with anyone who thinks there are not enough hours in the day:

"Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein." ~H. Jackson Brown Jr

If you are truly being honest with yourself, what is really the problem? Could it be that you are conflicted about your priorities? What is most important to you? Your kids, your relationship, your career, a second career, your friends? Then allocate enough time to work on it. You can have it all, but it may take longer than if you just wanted one thing.

If you truly have more work than you can handle and are feeling overwhelmed, perhaps you need to consider getting someone to help you out. If you want more out of life, refocus your efforts on the things that will make the biggest difference. Start by making a list of everything that you need or want to get done.

Then identify the three things in the list that will make the biggest difference for you. Then take some action right away that will get you on your way to achieving each of those 3 things. Finally, carve out some time in your schedule, even if it is just 10-15 minutes a day, to take some action that will get you closer to achieving those goals and getting you closer to the results you truly want.

It is ok to want anything. Write a book, do art, talk, learn, declutter, meditate, develop a new app, look for a new job. Whatever you want to do, you may not have hours to spend working towards but 15 minutes each day will get you a little closer to the results you want over time. If you don't feel like you are making progress, break down the goal into smaller chunks and celebrate your progress as each one is competed.

Don't worry about making mistakes when setting your goals. It is very common to re-evaluate and refine your goals as you make progress. What will make the biggest difference is to get a vision of where you want to go and then start actively working towards it -- today!

Words of Wisdom: Barriers in Your Life

Throughout life, we often put up barriers around the good person inside us to protect it.
Does that really work out best for you?

Words of Wisdom: Make a Positive Difference in the World

If you can write, if you can talk, if you can take action, if you can do any of these, YOU have the power to make a positive difference in the world.