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What a wonderful morning! My usual ritual is to rise early, have a quick cup of coffee, get a bottle of water and head out for my 10,000 steps. Whether in Toronto, Ellicottville or travelling, I really benefit from this start to any day. It's even better if I take the time to add 5 or 10 minutes for meditation.
This morning I was getting close to the end of my walk and one of my favourite places was coming up on the road ahead. The Nannen Arboretum in Ellicottville is beautiful. It is part of an extension program for Cornell University and is situated on land donated to Cornell by William and Sadie Nannen. The Chapman Nature Sanctuary is so peaceful. It is set amongst a grove of Kentucky Coffee Trees and flanked on one side by a lovely memorial garden filled with Dahlia's, Black eyed Susan's and a variety of grasses and perennial shrubs.
I sat down on one of the benches in awe of the solitude and the surrounding beauty. Off in the distance I could see several of my favourite runs at Holimont Ski Club and I felt my shoulders and mind relax. Nothing could be more perfect.
When I rose to leave I noticed the warmth of the sun on my face and the rustle of the trees. I took a stroll past the Carolyn Lowe Herb Garden, Lake Nipponica and the Temple Stone Garden. Awe inspiring!
If your travels ever take you through the Allegheny Mountains and near the town of Ellicottville N.Y. stop to enjoy this special place. And if you don't have that opportunity - seek your own sanctuary - there are so many all around us.
|Knowing the Art of Delegation...|
|How are you feeling? Is life way too busy and are you still in juggling mode? Are you keeping the balls in the air but feeling drained and full of fear that something big is going to slip through the crack. Are you on the road to burnout? Perhaps you have been trying to get back on track but it just isn't coming together. Your family and several people who work with you have commented on your apparent stress level. You know they speak from a place of concern but it annoys you anyway! You have always been the one everyone turns to and knows they can depend on. What is going on? What important piece are you missing?
Whether you are an entrepreneur or work for a large or small company, it is important to know your limits and develop strategies for success that don't regularly include 12 and 15 hour days. In planning your time you have to make room for you....for your health, fitness and overall well being, including family and friends.
Often the missing piece is knowing the "ART of DELEGATION". I sometimes call it the Fine Art of delegation!
Too often we have thoughts such as:
- It will only get done right if I do it ....
- By the time I show someone how to do it, I can have it done.....
- If I'm not needed for that piece I may not be as important.....
- It will only take another half hour - I'll stay and get it out of the way
In the start up phase of your own business, you will be doing everything from telephone answering and scheduling to banking to licking the envelopes to figuring out the marketing plan to doing the bookkeeping to client presentations and then of course you have a personal life too. Well yes there is a time and a place. However, if your business venture is worthy of succeeding now may be the time for change. Your energy and time must go to the work that requires your unique brilliance. To the work that will ensure the growth and long term success of your business.
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"Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish."
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One of the best exercises for our face is to smile and one of the best for our heart and soul is a good belly laugh.
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Changing for Good
by James O. Prochaska, John C. Norcross, Carlo C. Diclemente
The authors are three acclaimed psychologists who discovered that change does not depend on willpower or luck but is a process that can be successfully managed by anyone who understands how it works. Identifying the stage of change you are in and then creating a climate where positive change can occur is powerful. Whether your goal is to start saving money, to stop smoking, to lose weight or change other habits, this revolutionary program will help you implement positive personal change . . . for life.
August 24, 2010
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