Thursday, November 29, 2012

Whether $10 or $10,000 in your pocket

SHERO on Responsibility: There is a proverb that says 'It is easy to decide to go on a diet when your stomach is full but what happens when you start getting hungry?' How steadfast is your resolve? What happens to you when things do not go your way? Do you start to blame others for your mishaps or do you take responsibility and empower yourself. Are you nice when things are going your way and become the opposite when things go wrong? Are you nice only when you have all your bills paid and angry at the world when they are not? Are you nice only when you want something and become a monster when you think you have it made? The trick to life is to be all that is good everyday in business and in our personal lives. So what happens to you when you are in the trenches and are challenged from all sides... is there another side that comes out and if it's ugly what are you going to do about it?... I am strongly suggesting to you that you can do everything about it! You should be YOU.. whether you have $10 in your pocket or $10,000!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Who are YOU?

SHERO On Enlightenment: What are your beliefs? What are your values? What do you stand for? Who do you admire? What is your action plan in life? How will you measure success? Who do you trust? What are some things that are absolutely unacceptable to you? If you don't know who you are, if you do not own who you are how can you have any fulfillment, joy, pleasure, success and love in your life? In life we spend so much time trying to figure out what our elevator speech for our business or career is.. What is your elevator speech for who you are? Mine is simple and to the point... I AM SHERO... the rest is shown by my actions.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Stop Wasting Away... SOAR!

SHERO on Opportunity: Every minute of every day you make decisions that either bring you closer to or further from your goals. Every minute of every day you have the ability to breath life into something destructive or constructive. For instance you can choose to give life to and perpetuate idle rumor and gossip or you can focus on your constructive goals and dreams. You can choose to eat a piece of cheesecake or you can choose to meditate and exercise. You can choose to watch 'reality shows' for hours or you can grab a book and learn something new about the world and yourself. The power is in your hands... nobody makes you do anything other than you!... Take your power back.. give yourself the opportunity to soar! If you don't do it for yourself nobody else is going to do it for you!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Why should you learn and grow? Because your spirit requires it so!

SHERO on Spirituality: The minute you start playing the us vs them game, the minute you start thinking you are better or worse than someone else (in order to feed your ego) you start disconnecting with the world. We all have a purpose, we are all here to learn something. Go to work and be the best that you can be without constantly looking over your shoulder to see how someone else is working. Go to the gym and work out for yourself not so you can compare your body to somebody else but for your own mental and physical health. Be the best mother, father, sister, brother, aunt, uncle that you can be not by comparing yourself to others with the same 'title' but by your own standards of growth and achievement.... Work on yourself to be able to give to others.. If you spend time comparing yourself to justify your existence then the time required for learning and growth is forever lost. Why should you learn and grow? Because your spirit requires it so!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Get to know your world.. Get to know yourself!

SHERO on Opportunity: It is to our advantage to get to know the world around us. It is our duty as citizens of this planet given our time right here and now to explore our worlds. Never in history have we had this much opportunity to reach out and explore. Never in history has it become easier to do so. Whether by plane, train, automobile, internet or a good old-fashioned book... we must go beyond our comfort zones and challenge our beliefs about others. You do not need to be an archeologist or tomb raider to explore... you can do it in the comfort of your own home. Why should you do it? It puts your life into perspective. It helps you fine-tune yourself and your beliefs. It keeps your ego in check by realizing how many amazing people with amazing stories are out there from all backgrounds. It helps us realize that we are collectively grains of sand. You become humble not because you think you are great, you are humble because you realize you are not. You learn to laugh at yourself, your ego and your gremlin. Now ask yourself… is this an opportunity you want to miss? Travel the world to get to know the real you!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wherever you are in life, you got there because somebody inspired you!

SHERO on Humanity: We are not perfect nor is that our intention. Our intention should be to constantly constructively grow and evolve. There are days where we are in the trenches and it seems like nothing is going our way. Those are the days where the voice of one person can make the world of difference by way of inspiration and motivation to make us keep going. Where is this person? It could be a close friend, colleague or family member. It could be someone we admire from afar i.e. a president, movie star, writer, director etc. or someone that has long left us physically yet has left their legacy by way of a book, art work, impact on society. At any given moment you have access to inspiration and motivation. We can not function without each other... nobody achieves greatness on their own.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mold yourself or forever be molded by others

SHERO on Enlightenment: It is a MUST for us to learn about ourselves. The concept of personal development, life skills or having a coach doesn't come when one is solely in distress. And it definitely does not mean that there is something wrong with you. Personal development is crucial on a daily basis. If you do not know what your strengths are, what your beliefs are, what your values are... if you do not know what your plan is for life, if you do not know the type of people you want to attract in your life then guess what.. others will plan your life for you, others will distract you. Learn about your mind, learn about nutrition, pin point your strengths and weaknesses, focus in on your beliefs toss the limiting ones and build on the good ones. If we are lucky we start at 0 and go to 85 - 90... it's not much but it's not little either...what constructive things are you going to do in that time? What will your legacy be? You have a choice of being a sheep or being a SHERO!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Sky is the limit? Is there a limit?

SHERO on Responsibility: In high school my basketball team was one of the best in our division and had we stayed in that division we would have surely won top prize. However, my coach always signed our team to play in divisions that were higher and greater than ours. Why? So we would learn from the best and move forward beyond our limitations.

Friday, November 9, 2012

It's down to you & up to you!

SHERO on Responsibility: Things happen when you make them happen. The only time people will knock down your door is when you have already established yourself after many many years of planting seeds. Every day you have to ask yourself 'Are my present thoughts, words, deeds, character taking me away or towards my goals?' whether in business or in your professional life. In order to succeed in anything you do in life you have to have a) Awareness b) an action plan and c) perseverance when things are not going the way or as fast as you would like it to.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Are you Fear FULL or Fear LESS?

SHERO on Opportunity: One of the main things we all have in common as human beings is being Fear full of the unknown. Being Fear full that we will not be good enough. Being Fear full that we will not be loved. Being Fear full of change. Being Fear full when we have to step outside of our comfort zone. Being Fear full of moving beyond the safety of the harbour... but what is FEAR and can we do something about it? Fear is an emotion and YES, you can choose to Fear LESS!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Shoulder of Giants!

SHERO on Responsibility: A great leader doesn't say "Don't do as I do, do as I say". A great leader says... "I know the way, I'll show you the way, I will walk beside you until we get there." Leadership is not a term that is just used for CEO's, MP's and Presidents of a country.. leadership is about you and how you conduct yourself in your life no matter what your background, religion, culture, job, country etc and how it impacts those around you in a positive constructive way. Leadership is when what you think, say and do are in unison in your personal and public life. Nobody gets to where they are without the authentic leadership of others.. whether it be your mother, father, teacher, best friend etc..they influenced you because they were authentic and were not looking for power, money and attention. Their intention was to help you be the best that you can be as they became the best that they could be. How are you leading your life and others today?

Monday, November 5, 2012

Adding value to your life means?

SHERO on Enlightenment: When I say add value to your life do you automatically think about your net worth or the value of your investments or do you think about your personal value and the constructive impact you have made on others? As we have all heard success in life is not a destination. It is a series of daily success. It is your authentic self that reveals itself when you are in the trenches and when things are not going your way. It is the fact that you hold your ground and persevere. SUCCESS IS when you put your head down to sleep at night you think 'I worked towards my greatness today'... THAT IS SUCCESS! Daily doses of success translate into a successful life. Do not measure your self worth based on money and the things you have acquired. If those things were taken away will you as a human being be value less? Invest in your greatness, invest in your values, add value not by way of money but by your presence for another human being.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Ain't it Funny....

SHERO on Enlightenment: It's funny how things don't work out sometimes. It's funny how sometimes they do!


Saturday, November 3, 2012

What is your job?

SHERO on Responsibility: AWARENESS.... be aware of your thoughts, be aware of how you translate events around you based on your beliefs, be aware, be awake, be engaged.. refrain from being judge, jury and executioner all in one.... give yourself and others a chance to work towards a constructive solution for today and a positive tomorrow.
Unless you earn your living as a judge or part of a jury or an executioner you do not need to act as one in your day to day life.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Get over yourself and past mistakes...

SHERO on Responsibility: You and only you are responsible for moving yourself forward in a constructive way. If you spend you time focusing on past disagreements, injustice, etc you not only take your focus away from possibilities and opportunities you may in fact fall victim to the same mistake you already regret. So the choice is yours, do you want to change your life for the better or do you want to fall into the comfort of the known pothole.