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05/15/2006 - by Sandra Schrift
May 15, 2006 Number 225
Table of Contents
1. On Special Offers and Invitations
2. On Stopping
3. On Terminating a Relationship
4. On the Way Up
5. On Laughter
6. On Announcements
7. On Subscribing and Canceling (at the end of newsletter)
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getting motivated and inspired to act/think/feel differently.
1. ON SPECIAL OFFERS AND INVITATIONS
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creating effective design rather than changing the person.
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2. ON STOPPING
Are you able to come to a stop in your life, even for one
moment? What would happen if you did? Spiritual teacher, Jon
Kabat-Zinn suggests that we stop all the doing and shift
into the 'being mode' for a moment. So, maybe I don't need
to make one more phone call right now. Maybe, I don't need
to read something just at this moment. Maybe, I don't need
to answer all my emails today. Jon reminds us that when we
'stop' we can be more present.
The Coach realizes . . . that when I 'stop,' I am here, and
life gets simpler, more vivid and richer.
3. ON TERMINATING A RELATIONSHIP
Warren Wertheimer reminds us that in any relationship, with
members of your staff or in your personal life, there will
be conflicting desires and points of view, and someone may
choose to get hurt. (from 'Outrageous Ideas that Work in Business)
Act with integrity and speak your truth, even if the other
person feels hurt.
To feel hurt by actions of others is your choice.
To connect with others, share your feelings, not your
Rarely does one terminate an employee too soon; it is often
deferred well beyond the time when taking action would benefit all parties..
When any relationship ends, it invariably was not working for either party.
The Coach thinks . . . it is difficult to follow through on decisions where someone might be hurt as a result.
4. ON YOUR WAY UP
Georgette Mosbacher, president, CEO of the Borghese cosmetics company, shares some of her tips for making it to the top:
Have tenacity. Failure is a detour sign. Move on.
Beware of well-meaning people. Listen to your healthy inner voice.
Entrepreneurs need to think on a global level, beyond the obvious markets.
Speak up. Know who to ask, when to ask and how to ask.
Be patient with yourself - no need to map out your entire life.
The Coach believes . . . it is better to ask, 'Am I doing
it?' instead of 'Am I doing it right?'
5. ON LAUGHTER
According to Life Learning, when kids laugh and act silly they are not only having fun, but they are also training their brains and practicing their social skills, logical thinking and creativity. If laughing is a complex activity that uses many of the same cognitive skills needed for problem solving, then we adults need to engage ourselves and others in more laughter and silly behavior to look at situations from various viewpoints and to put them into perspective. A good message here for professional speakers on how to engage their audiences.
The Coach asks . . . who can you joke around with today?
6. ON ANNOUNCEMENTS
Visit my new Blog (an online journal). Learn about the benefits of having a Niche, 'Twelve Step Process For Effective Email,' 'What Makes a Successful Speaker?' and 'Ten Tips to Motivate Your Audience in to Action and on to Your Website.' Tell me what you think . . . and add your own comments.
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'This book provides practical and sound advice. I have worked with Sandra and find her knowledge and guidance invaluable.'
--Dr. Christine Wood, Pediatrician, speaker, author
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Sandra Schrift is a 13 year speaker bureau owner and now career coach to emerging and veteran public speakers who want to "grow" a profitable speaking business.
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