When I used to travel for work, I visited quite a number of car rental booths. While renting a car on one of those trips, a man walked up behind me and got very close. Then he stood right next to me and started asking questions to the agent (the same agent I was talking to). [Read more…]
If you are a subscriber to the newsletter, you read the story of Flash, our goldfish. Since I moved in with my girlfriend over a year and a half ago, I’ve been feeding Flash every morning.
She says I feed him too much which is why he is so much larger than when I first moved in. I say he got larger because we got a bigger tank.
This debate may go on for years!
We all have a snapping point and it can change our world when it happens.
I remember the first time I stood up for myself. I was 10. The bully up the street came over and we had just finished wrestling (as boys tend to do). I was done. He wasn’t.
I sat down, tired and not interested in wrestling anymore. And he came up to me and said, “Come on, let’s wrestle some more.” I was like, “Nope, I’m done. I’m too tired, and don’t want to wrestle anymore.”
He further badgered me, “Come on, let’s wrestle again!”
“No. I don’t want to.” [Read more…]
Brene Brown said, “Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.”
I remember making a business deal with a friend of mine. We went into together knowing that we’d each have to play a part in developing, running, and sustaining the business. The business idea sounded very lucrative, and we were both excited to start going with it.
However, about a month into, I got reservations. I almost felt sick every time we talked about it, to the point where I hoped it wouldn’t be brought up. But, this was a business arrangement that I agreed to – how could it possibly not be brought up? [Read more…]
Self-empowerment means you have no fear in making the decisions that are right for you.
It is having options when there appear to be none because you accept the consequences for decisions you wouldn’t normally make.
After all, if you can accept almost any consequence, even when it is unpleasant, you have more options. [Read more…]