Category Archives: Motivation

When is it good enough?

RobertHeideman   October 8, 2017  
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It took me a long time, but I eventually realized that being a “Perfectionist” at work is impossible, as there is ALWAYS something else I can do to make things better.  My brain works in a way that I have to outline every step of the project before I am comfortable enough to begin.  There’s nothing worse than starting something when I don’t have everything ready to finish it.   Someone finally got me to […]

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my yoga teacher – Ute Wohlmuther

giti   September 1, 2017  
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I believe my real first step towards “growing” was when I started to take yoga classes. On one of our trips to Sinai with my twin sister and her family I watched her practicing her yoga on the beach and I was so overwhelmed that I promised myself to find a teacher back in Amsterdam, where I was leaving with my family. That is where I met Ute. I started to take Vijnana Yoga classes. […]

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Good Enough….knowing when to stop

mostuff   September 1, 2017  
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It wasn’t until I started working with my sister about 10 years ago that I finally understood what she meant when she would say “it’s good enough” as she would use this phrase frequently. We were working on a project for a client. The solution was basic without a lot of bells and whistles. But, the client was very happy with it as it achieved the desired goals and outcomes. A new person joined the […]

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The pink bow ……. choose your battles

mostuff   September 1, 2017  
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It was a weekend when all my siblings were in town visiting. My daughter was about 3 years old at the time. She had long curly hair which was pulled back with a barrette with a BIG PINK BOW. She was so proud of it. She loved it as it was a gift from her grandmother. I did not share her feelings of adoration for this item. Being completely truthful, I would never have purchased this […]

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Alaska is right next to Hawaii

1968mz   August 31, 2017  
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I used to travel for work. And during one of those trips I met KC – who made me think about how our realities are constructed in our own mind. The conversation started out normal – until she said “For years I thought Alaska is right next to Hawaii.” Wait, what?? That is the sort of thing that gets me from “oh, that’s a nice person” to “I have to find out more. How is […]

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Option B – Finding strength in your community

JDE   August 29, 2017  
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I share something in common with Sheryl Sandberg, the intelligent, driven COO of Facebook and world-renowned author of ‘Option B’.  Unfortunately, it is not in her high-powered, influential position in the business world that we are kindred spirits, it is that I unexpectedly lost my husband last year just as she had the year before. In an instant, my best friend, my husband, my ‘Option A’ was gone.  I found myself alone, lost and drowning […]

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Steady on the helm

ghartke   August 23, 2017  
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Mother Nature was angry and she was punishing us with heavy winds, high seas, and the kind of rain that stings when it hits your face. Dad was at the helm and I was trimming the sails. We were about three hours from home and the only choice was to keep going. I’d never been in conditions like this and I was scared. I looked to my left and could see that dad was not. […]

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And here I thought I was just racing boats

ghartke   August 23, 2017  
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It was one of those perfect race days on Lake Michigan… sunny, 10-15 knots of wind out of the East, and I was crewing for one of the best skippers in the fleet. On the hard, he was an approachable prankster with a twinkle in his eye. On the race course, he was a fierce competitor and one heck of a sailor. When you sailed with him, you wanted to do him proud. But, as […]

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