I’ve come across a really natty phrase that I simply must share. It was buried in a book about financial management issues and offered a way to help people move from good intentions to desired outcomes, in any areas of your life. What could be simpler than "think it, ink it, do it, review it"?
Month: July 2008
I've just finished a refresher teleclass on life planning. I particularly enjoyed the distinction made between intentional living (making choices about how we want our lives to be in areas of career, finances, health, friends and family, significant others, personal growth, fun and recreation and physical environment) and unintentional living (no conscious thinking and planning in key life areas). It certainly does make you stop and think and ask yourself "how do I want to live my life?"
Sue is an advocate of online learning and the opportunities it affords learners of every age and life stage. She's been writing course content for online management courses since 2004 as part of a TANZ team developing management and business-related courses tailored to industry needs.
See page 12 of the 'TANZ Accord, Issue Three: 2007'.
What happens when staff say 'yes' to every demand on their time even though they realise 'no' would be the better option? Unchecked, it's a road to difficulty however there are steps that can be taken to manage the situation.
DIY Devotees', Sue Dwan's response – 'Time to stop struggling and juggling', Weekend Herald, 22nd March, 2008.
It can be easy to drift along in life especially when we finally achieve the dream job, the perfect house, the material possessions to fill it and have a rich circle of friends, family and acquaintances. Yet for many people, once these goals have been achieved life becomes empty. It could be said that the first half of our life is about acquisition of status, qualifications, experience, material possessions etc and the second half of our life may be more a search for real meaning and purpose.
Have you heard the acronym for fear? False Evidence Appearing Real and how many of us have been stopped in our tracks, because of it? Most people have fears of some sort or other, such as fear of being alone, of failure, of success, of changing jobs, or getting their needs met, yet not everyone lets their fears stop them. The key to working through the fear factor is to give the fears your full attention and consider exactly what it is you think or say about them.
At a recent workshop I asked a group of managers whether they were assertive or not. I was surprised at the low numbers who said they were; and taken aback at the high numbers who felt they weren't. When I questioned them further, many said they were uncomfortable about saying what they wanted to say on occasions because they didn't know the best way to approach things. The basic technique uses a simple three step process: (1) "when you (state facts)"