Live on this earth long enough and even a pessimist has to admit that we are limitless possibility. But why is it that some lucky few have possibilities that seem to know no bounds while others appear to be more limited in their dreams and achievements? It all starts with a simple thought.
The next time you get your feelings hurt because an attorney called you on a mistake or the quality of your work product, instead of brooding, I suggest you invoke my Thought for Success “It’s not personal, it’s business.”
I wish I could control when, how or what time of day my mind is going to have its best ideas, but ideas don’t care about time. For example, I’ve been known to change the title of a program right before publication of the program and then, everyone at the Institute from education to marketing and sales to accounting has to scramble to change every associated ANCC accreditation document, online platform content, postcard, catalog description, email campaign, advertisement, invoice, website and you get the picture.
I’m an ICU nurse, so as my husband Tom says, I wake up loaded for bear with more than enough energy and endurance for the day. Over 38 years of owning a legal nurse consulting business I’ve learned that you don’t ride success – you drive it, day after day after day…
We humans like to think we embrace change, but if you’re alert to what’s been happening in the world recently, you might agree that the COVID-19 pandemic is proof that most of us expend more energy resisting change than accomplishing something productive through it.
Thanks to the COVID-19 global pandemic, I’m really missing travel to the remarkable, unique and remote parts of the world – actually travel to any part of the world. Thank goodness I have my screensaver photos, which serve as constant reminders of the incredible places I’ve been blessed to visit. Yesterday a photo of one of my favorite places came up, the Taktsang Palphug Monastery (also known as the “Tiger’s Nest”) in Bhutan.
The COVID-19 pandemic illustrates how perception is often disguised as fact. We’re all experiencing the same exact virus, yet are quite divided on the so-called facts of the virus. Go out or stay home. Wear a mask or don’t wear a mask. Socialize with friends and family or don’t socialize. Eat in a restaurant or prepare meals at home.
With the COVID-19 pandemic many people are still choosing to stay close to home even though states have opened up. I’m one of those people. This is not an easy decision for someone used to traveling more than 16 weeks a year.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers of the world. When I think of my own mothers (I’ve been blessed to have two) words cannot capture their meaning.