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Amping Up

I hope you're enjoying your summer! For me, work has been amping up. So much so, that I'm now in the position that I must hire some great people to assist with my upcoming speaking tour. 

We're wanting to add a virtual assistant responsible for various office and administrative duties. This person needs to be really good with details, be highly self-motivated, and previous experience as a virtual assistant or executive assistant.

If you know of someone, would you please ask them to contact our team here at Aspire Seminars. We can provide more information and answer any questions then. Your help is so appreciated!

I'll leave you with a wonderful quote and wish you a fun and exciting weekend. "Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle."  - Napoleon Hill

If you need anything, just email me. I'm always here to help.

Grateful but Overwhelmed

I hope you're enjoying your summer! For me, work has been amping up. So much so, that I'm now in the position that I must hire some folks to assist with my upcoming speaking tour. 

We're wanting to add a virtual assistant responsible for various office and administrative duties. This person needs to be really good with details, be highly self-motivated, and previous experience as a virtual assistant or executive assistant.

If you know of someone, would you please ask them to contact our team here at Aspire Seminars. We can provide more information and answer any questions then. Your help is so appreciated!

I'll leave you with a wonderful quote and wish you a fun and exciting weekend. "Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle."  - Napoleon Hill

If you need anything, just email me. I'm always here to help.

Today I'm Getting Personal

If you follow my blog, you know my passion is helping you be your best self. To that end, I write mostly about you. But today I'm writing something personal about me. (I'm hoping my story helps you in some way.)

This past week, I did my annual physical. For the life of me, I don't know why I put so much fussing and energy over having a physical, but, every year, I do.

My name is called. I get weighed, pulse checked, and blood pressure taken. I’m asked to undress and put on a gown with the open side back, then sit on the table.

My doctor comes in and starts asking me questions while he’s checking various places on my body. (You fill in for yourself where those places might be.)

He finishes the exam, has me sit up, and tells me to get dressed. He returns after about five minutes.

Now, we’re sitting at his work space area in the exam room. It's time to hear his findings. I'm staring at him and he's not saying a word. I'm thinking, how I'm doing? Am I ok? Did he see anything? 

After a long pause, he looks at me, and said two words. 

Now remember, I had every inch of my body examined. And after all that, my entire health status was summed up in TWO WORDS! 

He said, “Nice feet.” Bam. Done.

After researching those two words, I now know why those two words say it all. 

As always, if you need anything, just ask. I'm always here to help. ⚅⚄

3 Key Areas for Stress

You want to know what’s not easy? Talking to busy people about how to handle stress. That’s because stress can come from three major areas of life: 
Area #1   Personal (that’s all the home stuff plus family and health)
Area #2   Money (that’s everything financial like bills, savings, and debt)
Area #3   Work (that’s your current job plus career goals)

And, no matter where I’m speaking, people want to know how to lower stress. And, they’re so right to want that goal. That’s because when stress rules your life, your life experiences little joy. As I love to tell my audience, more joy — less stress. 

I want you to know the truth about stress. The truth is that the greatest stress in life is that which comes from feeling out of control and powerless. In other words, when you feel you have no choice, no possibility of change, stress prevails.

I know you’ve heard this before, but, change is always possible. Choice is always there. But, stress has you so freaked out and focused on the stress, it’s hard to see anything else. And, for many people, choice doesn’t feel even remotely possible. 

Here's one way to deal with this problem. When stress hits, choose to stay calm. Look for a solution. For example, you probably can’t leave your job, but while you sit there answering the phones, you can decide to focus on your inner strength and say, “I can handle this." Then, when you get home from work, crank up Sam Smith and dance for joy. (I'm serious about the dancing.)

Change isn’t easy. It takes time. It takes practice. But, over time, change will happen. Begin the habit of telling yourself that you do have choices. Tell yourself that change can happen. And when you hear your inner self say that that’s not true, override that voice and say, “I have a choice. Change is possible.”

As always, if you need anything, just ask. I'm always here to help. ⚅⚄