I always buy my daily cup of tea at the same store. When I was in line paying one day this week, the cashier asked if I ever bought meat at the store. I said sometimes, and asked if there was a sale. She said no but did I remember a young man who was always smiling at the butcher counter and I said I did. She said, “He passed away from an asthma attack.”
He was my age. Continue reading
Finding comfort in the discomfort. The yoga instructor mentioned this yesterday and it struck a chord. She said you can’t just fall out of a pose as soon as it feels difficult. You have to find a place to sit in that discomfort. That’s how you grow in life. Continue reading
I read a very inspiring article entitled “Why Successful People Spend 10 Hours A Week On ‘Compound Time'” by author Michael Simmons. He says, “Despite having way more responsibility than anyone else, top performers in the business world often find time to step away from their urgent work, slow down, and invest in activities that have a long-term payoff in greater knowledge, creativity, and energy. As a result, they may achieve less in a day at first, but drastically more over the course of their lives. I call this compound time because, like compound interest, a small investment now yields surprisingly large returns over time.” Continue reading
Comfort zones. Nothing creative or trailblazing or out-of-the-box or ground-breaking ever happens there.
And it’s easy to stay there. But once you leave, a whole new world opens up. Fresh ideas and feelings and people. It’s so rejuvenating.
As writer Neale Donald Walsch once said, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Continue reading
There’s an advertising agency that I drive by multiple times a day as I cart the kids to and from school. Because I’m a freelance writer, it’s the kind of place where I might be able to get some work. I’ve often thought about contacting them, but never got around to it.
Then yesterday, I decided to leave my comfort zone and take action. I dropped the kids off in the Kiss ‘n Ride, changed into a dressier coat and boots, and parked in front of the agency. Continue reading