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Remind

Remind

“People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed.” —Samuel Johnson Remind . . . 1. Prompt, cue, inform, retell. Why Remind? We are fallible human beings who can forget. In the overwhelming demands of daily living, we get bombarded with continuous distractions, expectations, emotions, and responsibilities. Most of us know it, but stay on the virtual treadmill, allowing others’ needs and demands to control us, rather than realizing we deserve to take control, and live life in a way that works for us. Is it any wonder that you have lost touch with simple pleasures? Life lessons you once knew and adhered to, that work well for you, have long been forgotten? Seriously, due to the fast pace of life, does it come as a surprise? I bet not. Have you ever read a book or attended a seminar in which the content being... read more
Reaffirm

Reaffirm

“One of the processes of your life is to constantly break down that inferiority, to constantly reaffirm that I Am Somebody.” —Alvin Ailey Reaffirm . . . 1. State again as a fact; 2. Confirm the validity or correctness of something previously established; 3. Repeat your belief, saying, “This is so!” Why Reaffirm? It validates your opinions, decisions, and desired outcomes, and increases confidence and conviction. Affirmative words and actions confirm you are on the right path and help you attract what you desire. Whether you are reaffirming a dream, a goal, a previous commitment, or a person, reaffirmations identify and strengthen your possibilities. Begin reaffirming yourself and other people, through encouragement, acknowledgments, a listening ear, and a spirit of gratefulness. 6 Things You Can Reaffirm 1. Reaffirm your employees to build emotional safety, their value, and a culture of encouragement in the workplace. 2. Reaffirm your customers to... read more
Rethink

Rethink

“Times of transition are strenuous, but I love them. They are an opportunity to purge, rethink priorities, and be intentional about new habits. We can make our new normal any way we want.” —Kristin Armstrong Rethink . . . 1. Change one’s mind; 2. Think again about a previous decision; 3. Make a turn-around, flip-flop, or a reversal. Why Rethink? The first thought is not always the best thought; raise awareness that there is more than one right way to do things. The progression of reclaiming things lost naturally causes you to rethink things in a different way. Possibility replaces pessimism because you are beginning to feel the personal power that is being released, due to stepping up to face change or create change. Taking this seriously will assure you recognize and apply what you are learning on these pages. It’s exciting! Like most people, you have likely made... read more
Reclaim

Reclaim

“To ignite your confidence and reclaim your courage, you must step into the highest vision of who you are. The only way to do this is to make the journey back into the arms of the Divine.” —Debbie Ford Reclaim . . . 1. Re-declare or take back ownership; 2. Make useful again; transform from a useless or uncultivated state; 3. Bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong course of life or conduct and adopt a right one. Why Reclaim? To enjoy the return of something which was once yours. Reflecting and reassessing may have left you realizing something important is missing in your life, or that you have lost something you once placed a great deal of value upon. Do you yearn for its return? Would you like to get it back? Perhaps you can. There was a time in my life when innocence and kindness brought... read more
Reassess

Reassess

“We live immersed in narrative, recounting and reassessing the meaning of our past actions, anticipating the outcome of our future projects, situating ourselves at the intersection of several stories not yet completed.” —Peter Brooks Reassess . . . 1. Assess again, especially while paying attention to new or different factors not previously considered. Why Reassess? Because almost nothing stays the same—you have continuous opportunities for a fresh perspective. Reflection from the last blog has probably left you feeling one of two ways—satisfied and feeling good about the things in your life that came to light, or you may be feeling challenged or unhappy with specific things that need your attention and determination to change. If that’s the case, please don’t ignore it. Though that option may feel preferable—your challenge, difficult situation, or need to make a decision won’t go away. The person you are today is a result of... read more
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