On this Success Circle call, I share a variety of tips, insights, and success strategies to creating optimal focus and results with your time & priority management for life and business.
December 7th, 2011
I had one of those “heart & soul” moments last night. It was brief and simple, yet powerful.
I was running errands and it was later in the evening so it was already dark and cold.
As I came to an intersection, a man was huddled up, approximately in his 30’s, holding a sign that said, “hungry.” A human being making a simple request. Now whether he is a professional pan handler or one who has fallen on rough times, is never my place to judge. He’s still a HUMAN BEING with very real needs. So the argument of giving or not giving money is not my point today. I rarely carry cash with me or I would of given this man some dollars.
What did happen was that I made eye contact with this man. And as I did so and he made eye contact with me, I nodded to him slightly as if I was saying, “I see you.” He nodded back as if he was saying, “I see you.”
It was two maybe three seconds long in timing, yet this simple exchange pierced my heart and soul.
It made me realize how many times in the past, because I didn’t have cash, that I avoided acknowledging this human life for I felt I could not help them in the request that they had. Last night I learned a different lesson – we all want to be SEEN. To be acknowledged that we are here, that we are HUMAN, and that we matter.
In this simple interaction, we acknowledged one another and that was powerful.
How often do I/we not see someone in front of us because they are “different” than ourselves? Or because it’s uncomfortable? Or perhaps it’s become complacent or ordinary? Whether it be the souls within our own homes or strangers on the street, are we SEEING one another? Are we acknowledging that very precious LIFE?
There is reason why it’s been penned, “The eyes are the windows to the SOUL.”
With love & gratitude,
Have you ever experienced that feeling or thought when things are going really well, that what if the shoe drops? In other words, now that things are going smoothly, where is the potential trouble going to come from?
I know I’ve been guilty of this myself.
It’s as if we don’t trust when things are going well, good, successful for us.
I love the thought provoking teaching from Gay Hendricks where he says, “How good can you stand it?” Meaning how much joy, success, and good stuff can you handle? That’s worthwhile to consider isn’t it? How good can you stand it?
I realized in a coaching session today that when we are living with that fear or anxiety, what is really happening are two things:
1. We are allowing that thought to take us out of the present moment by living future forward. When we feel guilt or regret, we are in the past. When we feel fear or anxiety about “what if’s” we are living in the future. In other words, not the PRESENT or real moment we actually have. Let’s return to this present moment and deal with what is, not what if or may be. The present is where our power is at.
2. According to Susan Jeffers, author of “Feel the Fear & Do It Anyway” she claims that under all fear is really the question, “What if I can’t handle it?” What if something bad happens (aka shoe drops!) and I can’t handle the loss, feelings, fear, humiliation, etc.?
Here’s the TRUTH – you will handle it. You always have. You are worthy and deserving of having great stuff in your life. And if you’re not used to the great stuff so it feels uncomfortable or unfamiliar, make a conscious decision to become comfortable. Repeat after me, “I allow myself to receive. I trust myself. I am worthy and deserving. I am capable to handle it.”
I am choosing to live in the present. I am choosing to become more and more comfortable with the good stuff – the JOY in this PRESENT moment.
Let’s do this together – will you join me?
Much love & gratitude,
How good can you stand it?!
During the month of November, I’m been hosting a weekly free teleseminar series called, Gratitude & Generosity: The Ultimate Keys to Success. To register, go to www.thelighthouseprinciples.com and opt in on the home page.
I love the holidays and what I love about them most is the “feeling” that is more present and more palpable than any other time of year. A time of reflection, pondering, and awareness towards our blessings, celebration, family, friends, and our Maker, whatever title you give your Higher Power.
In my studies of successful men and women, I find that those who have a lasting impact and influence in their lives, relationships, sales, and fulfillment are those who live what I’ve deemed the SUPER G’s – gratitude and generosity. They have an attitude of gratitude, keep a gratitude journal, and are quick to express appreciation to others. They also have a giving spirit – whether of their time, resources, or talents. They give generously – sometimes from their pocketbook, sometimes from their time, their pantry, their advice and so on. It’s simply WHO THEY ARE.
Jim Rohn has said, “If you want more than what you’ve got, BECOME more than who you are.”
We can all state what we want more of – whether it be time, a new home, more clients, less weight, a new romantic partner, and so on. I’ve found the best way to manifest anything I want is…
**To be grateful for what I already have…and to be generous with what I already have.**
No matter our circumstance, we can always find something to be thankful for and we can always be generous. We can always BE these attributes…this month and always.
I challenge you to do two things this week: 1) Create a written gratitude list every day. This can take 1 minute and you’ll see how it can shift you immediately. 2) Find some way to make someone else’s day brighter – give a compliment, buy their coffee, or offer to help rake their leaves. Whatever way feels right for you, focus on finding ways to be giving to others.
I love that these two universal success principles are timeless in nature and they work to bring happiness and results to all those who apply them. I believe they are ultimate keys to success – success in happiness, health, business, and in short, LIVING!
Much love & gratitude,
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If you’re in business for yourself, you either have struggled with or are currently struggling with the following two items:
1. Time Management – Managing multiple priorities when running your business.
2. Consistency – Valuable priorities executed on a regular basis versus the RANDOM approach.
When the entire business is on your shoulders, it is easy to be distracted by all there is to get done and stay on top of on a regular basis to create a sufficient cash flow and levels of sustainable success. One of the reasons I see that a business struggles or even has to go out of business is the lack of consistency with the core priorities of what I call the 3 Core Business Building Blocks.
I created a video to help you master your time management and create consistency in your business success. To view this valuable training video, click here:
When you are setting yourself up for success by mastering the Core 3, you will create momentum, money, and the consistency of business success.
To your success,
Tiffany Peterson is a Sales & Success Expert helping individuals and audiences make money living their passion. For more information and free resources on creating your ideal life and results, visit www.TheLighthousePrinciples.com.