All posts filed under: Perspective and Mindset

Bad day?

This post is more of a personal chat over a glass of wine than a formal blog post.  I woke up this morning and received some bad news.  Nothing major, yet it hit me where it hurts and sent me spinning.  I felt overwhelmed and like life is one step forward, two steps back.  Yesterday, I secured a contract that I really wanted and was feeling very happy about the success of my business.  I was telling a friend of mine how I can totally understand how certain high power women stay single.  I get such a buzz from my business.  When things go well, I get this high that parallels the thrill of falling in love – only it’s deeper because it’s rooted in something I created myself. Today, I got sucker-punched.  We all have those days though, don’t we?  My little bit of bad news skewed my entire life perspective.  Instead of feeling like I can do anything I set my mind to, (a sentiment I believe and ‘felt’ only yesterday) today I …

Cherish the Moment

Live in the moment. The expression has become so common it is almost cliché. And yet, is there a cliché with more truth? We are so connected, so easily contacted – so easily distracted. One study showed that people check their phones an average of 150 times a day. ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY!! How many of us have dreamed of having children?   I remember thinking about names I would give to my children when I was still young enough to be playing with dolls. I remember growing up and wishing for a baby, dreaming about tiny footsteps in the hall… …. Yet how many times when I hear those tiny footsteps, is my reaction, “Go back to bed?” How many times have I spent time checking my phone when my kids are playing in the same room? There is nothing wrong with either of these things, naturally. And in real-life, parenting is exhausting. In fact, the happiest parents take time for themselves, to do things they love – if you are a happy and fulfilled …

Mirror, Mirror

Life is all about perspective.  Who you are is the outcome of how you see yourself. There is a theory that says that we base our view of ourselves on the way other people view us. Though, I believe there is truth in that, I believe moreso that other people view us in light of the way we view ourselves. If a person is insecure, that will affect their actions, mannerisms and choices. This affects the way other people view that person. But it stems from that persons initial perspective.  In contrast, when a person is confident, this also comes out in their actions, and in the subtle ways in which they communicate.  I had an interesting conversation with my boss the other day. We were talking about an idea for a marketing angle, but it lead into a conversation on perspective – and how different people view the same thing differently. He said he would be interested in knowing how different people view me – my parents, my kids, my ex, my best friends.     …