May 262017
 

Love this article from Gretchen Rubin on her advice to graduates. I think this advice applies no matter your age. It is worth the read and pondering the questions. Check it out!

 

Source: My Best Advice for Graduates: 12 Tips for A Happy Life | Gretchen Rubin | Pulse | LinkedIn

Apr 092017
 

I recommend you read the book by the founders of Live is Good Company and learn how they view life. http://www.lifeisgood.com/home-pet/life-is-good-the-book/life-is-good-the-book–how-to-live-with-purpose-and-enjoy-the-ride-27887.html. Bert and John Jacobs are an inspiration and this book has many tidbits of wisdom worth learning.

Many times we  feel stress and dread going to work or thinking about an upcoming activities. In the book, they talk about how lucky they are each day to be enjoying life and bringing smiles to people. Even though they had many struggles and it took years to get the company going, they did not give up.

I encourage each of you to take their mantra of changing out the words “I have to” to “I get to” and see what effect that has on your life. Will you give it a try? Let me know how it goes!

For me, I am trying to incorporate this easy change into my daily statements. Today I get to clean my house, I get to visit with friends and tomorrow I get to go to work!

Why the Cost of Living Is Poised to Plummet in the Next 20 Years

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Jul 242016
 

What will your life look like in 5 years, 10 year, and 20 years? These sound like typical interview questions but you really should be asking yourself these questions at least once a year even if you are not changing jobs right now. Read this article by Dr. Peter Diamandis on how the cost of living is changing and changing at a fast pace. What does this mean for you? Will your current job still exist in the future?

How we live and pay for things are changing fast and traditional jobs are being replaced by technology. Many people don’t want to face this reality and the longer they bury their heads in the sand, the harder the change will be for them.

Here are few recommendations for keeping current and designing your future life:

  1. Learn – Become a “Life Learner” and digest the latest trends and technology. Subscribe to an online course.
  2. Learn – Subscribe to Inc. magazine or Wired Magazine – learn more about what startup companies are doing and what other unique ways people are making money.
  3. Become a part of the “YouEconomy” – explore Taskrabbit or Etsy and start thinking about which services and products you can use to contribute to the new “YouEconomy” and to your bottom line.
  4. Network – follow thought leaders in the areas that interest you most. Are you interested in learning how Drones will be used and regulated? Do research. Explore who and where to be to learn about the topics and technologies that interest you most.
  5. Do Something – take action every day even it if is 5 minutes to enhance your skills and knowledge.

It is an exciting time and Today is the day to start investing in your future self! Good Luck and let me know what tasks you do to create your best future!

Source: Why the Cost of Living Is Poised to Plummet in the Next 20 Years   By DR. PETER DIAMANDIS

May 302016
 

Are you one of those people that when the phone rings your first thought is Oh No, what is wrong, what has happened?. in this day and age of bad news all over social media and in the news it is hard not to have negative thoughts. This article gives some solid advice on how to turn your thoughts around and train yourself to push the negative thoughts away. Check it out and let me know if it which step works best for you!

If you are to stop negative thinking, it is imperative that you challenge your mind-set and cultivate behavior which accentuates positivity.

Source: How To Stop Negative Thinking: 6 Ways To Fine-Tune Your Mind

The Mistake 99% of LinkedIn Users Make | Inc.com

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May 092016
 

Don’t discount the power of LinkedIn. Many of our customers wonder why they are not getting hired or getting interviews. When they come to us for coaching it is sad to see how many don’t use LinkedIn or even understand it. It doesn’t matter what industry or what your job, we recommend everyone have a LinkedIn profile and use it often. This is the online face of your professional experience just like your work attire, it needs to be current.  Check out these tips on what Not to do on LinkedIn. Go forth and update your profile today!

 

With over 414 million users, here’s what most LinkedIn members are doing wrong.

Source: The Mistake 99% of LinkedIn Users Make | Inc.com

Mar 152015
 

In my opinion most of us have too much stuff. “Stuff” – you know all the trinkets, personal possessions, material things that are cluttering our houses and our brains. On a scale of 1 (100 items) to 10 (hoarder) where do you stand? Come on, be honest. I am around a 5 I believe and am working hard every day to get rid of more stuff. My ultimate plan is to downsize in one of the popular Tiny Houses (500 sq feet or less) but I haven’t succeeded yet.

How to do feel about stuff? Check out this article from Jeremy McCarthy and his views on stuff. Makes you think about how you can do more to stop drowning yourself.

http://psychologyofwellbeing.com/201503/drowning-in-stuff.html

My rule is that every item I bring into my house, an item of the same size must come out. If I buy a new shirt, I have to get rid of an old one. This rule helps me to at least keep me from getting more stuff than I have now.

How do you handle your stuff? Do you need help downsizing and organizing? What is your downsizing goal?

Let me know and Happy Downsizing! Suzy

Feb 242015
 

I love this quote from Dolly Parton, “Don’t get so busy making a living you forget to have a life.”

Answer these questions and see if you are really living your life or just going through the motions:

  1. How many times did you laugh today? Do you know that children laugh on average about 300 times per day. Adults, maybe a dozen….
  2. What was the most fun thing you did all day? No, going to sleep doesn’t count…
  3. How many hugs did you give or get today? Hugging and human touch are so important for people’s well being. I don’t recommend you take this as an invitation to become some freaky “hugger” at the office! Take this as an invitation to hug the ones you love!

Try to answer these questions honestly and add a little fun in your life! Have a great day!

 

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