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Monday Morning Mindfulness
05/15/2006 - by Sandra Schrift

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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)

Welcome to Monday Morning Mindfulness . . . to my clients, colleagues and friends. Join me every other Monday in getting motivated and inspired to act/think/feel differently.


Finally, a book that helps you solve difficult problems, fast. 'Without a path of resilience, success often results from a lucky intersection, not an ability to respond out of design, and is like the shifting sands in a desert-- here today and gone tomorrow in many cases.' A shift in focus is being advocated with the CPR System to put efforts towards creating effective design rather than changing the person.

Have you ever thought about being a well paid speaker? Learn how to connect with your audience? Persuade people to act on what you say? You can get answers to these questions and more at: Approach the Coach. Go to and ask me your number-one question about speaking skills or speaking professionally. I will answer your questions by email within 48 hours.

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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.


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 opinions.

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.


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?'


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?


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

Let's meet in; Phoenix, AZ, May 21-23; Palo Alto, CA, June 20-28; Orlando, FL, July 22-25 (NSA convention) When you are visiting San Diego, contact me, Let's share conversation.

New! Do you want to learn how to give a compelling speech? Would you like to know what sets leaders apart? Are you ready to prepare a speech that hits your audience's hot buttons? Now you can. Buy the audio CD (available as an MP3 download). "POWER PRESENTATIONS FOR PROFESSIONALS" at

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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