Archive for the ‘ Self-motivation ’ Category

Grateful, Thankful and Blessed

“I originally wrote and posted this blog seven years ago.  I think it is worth reposting.   Let us all count our blessings daily.” Tina During this time of year, people begin to make lists of Thanksgiving.  I have often wondered why we should wait until this time of year to recognize the things we […]

Think Happy Thoughts

“Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are.  It could be so much worse.” ~ Unknown (Boy, I really needed to read this today! How about you?)   Keep moving forward, Tina

Conflict Can Equal Progress In The Workplace

Conflict is bound to happen at work, but there are advantages to it.  Without conflict, nothing would change.  If you are dissatisfied with how a system works and someone else thinks it is okay, or if there were no conflict in opinion, there would not be a chance to improve the system and create a […]

Is Eye Contact Really That Important?

The other day I was conducting interviews for a new staff member and had an interesting experience with one of the candidates.  While asking some key questions the candidate would answer appropriately but would then shift her eyes away from mine. At first, I thought she was nervous, but this continued for several questions when […]

Are You a Giver?

I just re-read a great little book that left me inspired to continue to be a giver.  What is a giver?  I guess it depends on who you are, what it is that you do and if you have the desire to do it at a higher level. The book I’m referring to is called […]

Maybe It Is Not The End…

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…. these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” ~ Confucius

Gaining A New Perspective

Aloha! As a consultant I get the wonderful opportunity to speak at conferences in Maui.  I remember arriving at one of our hotels a few years back, where we took a walk by the seashore. Looking at the scene before me, I could not believe how it made me physically feel. (See picture above) As […]

Do You Only Work Hard When You Have To?

An interesting thing happened at the office the other day.  One of our staff members was going to be leaving on vacation the next day and had a lot of work to do before going.  We have been busy at work and a little short handed lately and I knew that each of us had […]

Monday Thought…. Do you remember?

The influence of others on our life is amazingly, amazing and can be suffocating.  I have met people who have told me that they are not doing what their hearts desire is, but they are doing what is expected of them by someone else. I remember a friend of my son’s who wanted to pursue […]

Reversing Negative Momentum

The other day, I wrote about defining successful and how this is an individual experience.  Even though each person needs to define what success is to themselves, many have a hard time doing that.  They are stuck because of someone or something.  They can never see themselves being successful at anything. My blogging friend, Kristen Barton Cuthriell, […]