Quote and Question: When are you responsible for your own mood?

It’s up to us to determine our happiness. No one else is in charge. No one else is to blame. No one else gets the credit. Our happiness is tied to our willingness to be responsible for our own moods.
That’s a certainty — one of few in this life.” –Karen Casey

When are you responsible for your own mood?

 

Quote and Question: Who determines YOUR happiness?

“It’s up to us to determine our happiness.
No one else is in charge.
No one else is to blame.
No one else gets the credit.
Our happiness is tied to our willingness to be responsible for our own moods.
That’s a certainty — one of few in this life.” –Karen Casey

Recall the last time you were unhappy then apply this quote; How do you feel?

What are you thinking?

 

The courage to BEGIN – What have you been putting off?

You cannot afford to wait for perfect conditions.
Have the courage to begin.
Borrow from the beauty of tomorrow to enroll yourself in the activity of today.
~Darren Hardy

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What have you been putting off?

 

 

Lessons from vacation: 7 Days without technology

1995 was the last time I went 7 straight days without technology. No internet. No social media. No texting. Nada. Here’s what one ‘tech free’ week recently taught me:

It’s easy to break the technology “habit” when…

  • You are intentional about doing so
  • You can count on your team back at work
  • You have provided emergency contact information to folks back home in case of emergencies

I missed technology when…

  • I wanted to enrich my experience by learning more about something (animal, weather patterns, historical marker, etc.)
  • I reached for my iPhone out of habit – no reason – just a habit.

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I learned…

  • I do not need technology
  • I benefit from technology
  • I LOVED feeling connected to my wife and family without distraction
  • 535 emails upon my return didn’t make a bit of difference in the scope of my life
    • 95 minutes to delete/file/forward all but 84 of those emails
    • New approach – I started ignoring email all but twice per day. (Think about it… if I can eliminate 84% of a week’s worth of emails in an hour and a half, my productivity should increase dramatically by intentionally ignoring email until focused time. I’ll keep you posted.)
  • Social Media went on without me and I did not need to ‘catch up’

When was the last time you were without technology for a “long time” and what did you learn?

 

Quote and Question: Sunshine on a cloudy day?

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” -Anthony J D’Angelo

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Do you know people that always seem to be “filled with sunshine” regardless of their circumstances?

How do they do it? What do YOU do to generate your own sunshine on cloudy days?