It’s tempting to look at the new year in terms of starts and stops, the end of one chapter and the beginning of a new one. Instead, I want to encourage you to think of it as a checkpoint, or a time to take inventory of the processes, systems and rituals you’ve taken on in your life. This is a more effective way of approaching another common new year temptation – goal setting without a change in process.
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the concept of giving, and I’ve shared some eye-opening conversations with people who have dedicated their lives to serving others. In one particular conversation, a minister surprised me by saying that giving should not actually be the goal. When we give to someone, the transaction is temporary.
In his book Big Potential, author Shawn Achor sums up the way we look at competition and success: “Society teaches that it’s better to be the only bright light than be in a forest of bright lights.” So, what does this have to do with us?
One of the questions I receive most often is, what does it take to be a successful Beauty Guide? In response I’d ask what it takes to be a successful teacher or restaurant owner, or even a great parent or friend. There are two sides to all successful people.
After watching those who approach the world with a positive perspective, I’ve noticed five key skills that they all have in common...
When we know our ‘destination joy,’ we begin to see the bigger picture. We can remain joyful, even in the face of temporary unhappiness, because we know that we are heading where we’re meant to be.
You have a dream, a mission, a divine purpose. Whether it's clearly defined or not, you have one.
If your business has been put on hold or your workload reduced, set yourself up for a great financial year by using your time strategically. Here are five things to do with your time right now so when the restart gate opens, you are fast out.