Self Development

Thoughts on Making Choices

Thoughts on Making Choices

Welcome to Podcast 107 where thoughts revolve around Making Choices!   (This content is not written out in its entirety.  Kindly listen to the podcast and enjoy it!

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Making good decisions is an ongoing process based on the information we have at any given time. We are all making choices constantly. Some less important than others! We teach our children at an early age and we often make choices under pressure. Today Linda addresses how to make informed choices.

Examples:

Sneaking in grocery shopping or a quick stop for gas may be impulsive, but it is still a choice.

The question becomes do we make them logically?
OR do we make them emotionally?

We make poor choices when we are rushed, upset, or confused.  It is when we don’t have all the facts that we often make mistakes that play out in the long term.

When we have extremes it may be easier to say “yes” or “no”, or that something is “red or black.” When it comes to purchasing a car the decision may include more than the purchase price that makes the decision.  We need to decide on the style, color, dealer, or other factors like interest costs.

Linda shares the example of how she watched a lady who had to return a package to Amazon. She had a small child with her who needed assistance. Also she shares a situation about returning a package to Walmart. So many things aren’t as easy as we’d like them to be!  Returning products purchased online may be more work than going out to a store and buying them in person.

Vision and understanding our own values, and approach to dealing with life, calls us to balance our thinking with old and new content. We may need to clear out the clutter from our minds.  It often begins with doing a physical action.

Have a good week and take that first step that will help put you on the escalator of success.
It’s Never Too Late to Dive Into Action

It’s Never Too Late to Dive Into Action

It never too late to dive into action.  Welcome to Mini Miracle from Minor Moments where you will find a personal adventure in minor moments that lend insight and relevance into our lives.   Linda talks about the variety of people in our world who help contribute to defining who we become.   She talks about the wonderful stories that pop up around us. Note the people we meet on the journey.

Today she is talking about getting unstuck, letting the Fall season work for you, and recognizing how the little things add up.

A Good Message for all of us to get going and keep going!  From  the door of a local Rehab Center, we find encouragement!

 

  • How do you get unstuck?  How do you find motivation?
  • Go to resources that are factual.
  • Read, listen, and keep well informed.
  • Learn about the current events of 2018 in the community and world at large.
  • What skill are you in need of learning?  Identify them and learn them now.
  • How will you learn the information you need to get up to date?
  • Toss out the bad vibes and feel better about yourself.
  • Exercise, move, and do your best.  The best may not be perfect, but that’s okay.
  • Just start doing something and don’t compare yourself to others.   Rather let others set an example.

Use posted notes for encouragement. Make yourself signs with inspirational messages and put them where you can see them regularly.  Join with friends in walking and getting together.

Next Linda addresses let the Fall work for you.  The Fall Season blesses us with vibrant colors, lively smells, and cool night breezes for good sleeping.

Fall into Good Habits

So  getting unstuck is simple with some the ideas listed above.  The opportunities to read, play, and embrace the changes in weather lend itself to great joy.

Fall is a great season to walk outside.  Pick apples with your family at the local orchards.  Listen to your favorite podcasts and music.  Carve the pumpkins and roast the seeds for family fun. Enjoy a campfire with friends and enjoy the rich smells of burning leaves.  Finally, recognize how the little things add up to make your life rich and joy-filled.

NOTE:  THIS IS NOT LITERALLY WORD FOR WORD CONTENT.  PLEASE LISTEN TO OUR PODCAST

Is Simplicity the New Game Plan this Year?

Is Simplicity the New Game Plan this Year?

Living life well can be as easy as playing a game.  Once you have decided on a plan of action it is a big adventure.   In this podcast of Mini Miracles from Minor Moments Linda has a few thoughts on Less being better for us.  Less stress, less clutter, fewer choices might lead to a happier lifestyle for you.

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As Linda flips the page to another thought, it turns into celebrations.   We all need to celebrate.  It may be a birthday that holds special meaning, a retirement party from a long held job, or the advent of a new business?  It could be any number of achievements.

Graduations help to  create new  starting points and close the door to an old chapter.

We all look to see how the future will open the door to new things, but just take time to watch children play and try to join in.  How are you going to get the energy that they have?  Is it seeing things for the first time?  I think that is why so many of us want to travel and be adventuresome as we get older.   We want new experiences, sounds, and joyful moments.

A Prize

See what I found?

Finally, in this podcast Linda tosses out the idea of grabbing on to an encouraging WORD.   Name it and claim it as a possibility for growth and adventure!  Blossom, seize the day, and make it special to you!

Why Did You Make those Choices?

Why Did You Make those Choices?

The choices we make, our accountability partners, the constant discernment process, our education, and finally our thoughts can advance us!

CHOICES    The best part of questions is that they allow us to make decisions and understand why we react the way we do!   Most often it helps children become aware of their behavior.   “Why did you lie?”  “Where did you go that you can’t tell me?”   “Did you complete your homework?”  Let me see it!   Choices allow us how to spend our time, who we spend it with each day, and how we live.

ACCOUNTABILITY    Even into adulthood questions make us honorable and accountable in completing projects.  We are held at a higher standard when we know we must answer to the boss, the spouse, or set an example for our children.  For example:  “Did you put that check in the mail?”  “How’s are the email blasts doing?”  “Did you follow up with the calls?”  “Are you making good choices?”

DISCERNMENT     Questions help us discern where and when we are using our time.   Do you watch the clock?  Do the entries in our books reflect what the actual expenses and earning levels are showing?  Are you setting your goals and working toward them?  Who is safe to share that information with when it comes to money?  Why are you letting other people make your choices?

EDUCATION   When one asks questions, it opens up opportunities for learning and exploring the unknown.   Geography, math, science, and languages open the door.  “Are you taking your knowledge to the next step?” Are you learning more about the techniques in your world that are up-to-date?  Whether that is as a CPA, a doctor, a counselor, a teacher, or a banker, are you confident with the level of learning you take on?

Step on Up!

THOUGHTS Remember that we all have some control and can make a choice in stepping on up!  Monitor your thoughts because they effect your emotions, the control your behaviors, and they can push you forward or trip you!

How can we EVOLVE with grace and determination?

How can we EVOLVE with grace and determination?

Hi Welcome to Mini Miracles from Minor Moments with Linda Gullo.   This is Podcast # 99 and as always we love that you listen to us.

Just how do you filter things?   What brings you clarity?  Linda talks about window washing?   Sometimes we need the conversations or reflections from other people.  Check it out!

Next she talks about staying connected to friends.   Have you ever walked home with a coaster in your shoe after a night of partying?  It is so indicative of the funny things that happen.

Look forward to next week when we start a new on our 100th Podcast Section called Did You Know?   It will be a section on a variety of topics.  Let the reading and insights we have work for you.

We need to expand the variety of friends, neighbors, and the idea of extending ourselves to others.  Linda shares about the value of friends and how it helps grow and stay involved.   The things our parents taught us like “having many groups of friends” still exists today.

The evolution of shopping from the Sears Catalog to Amazon has moved us into 2018.  How had this phenomena affected you emotionally?  Do you find it a convenience or a way of disconnecting with people?

JOIN US NEXT WEEK AS we turn the page to our 100th Podcast.

The Value of Relationships Enables Us to Be More

Just a few words about Relationships and how Linda used Linked-In.   We all need to stay connected to a wholesome community of business people.   We need to serve one another and grow. In this short Video clip, Linda shares how a quick call following a Linked-In message is now one that she can use to help other people.   With all the wonderful ways of staying connected online and onsite, we are able to help one another grow, find solutions, and meet.   How fortunate we are to have Zoom, Go to Meeting, Webinars, and other means to stay united.   Have a great weekend.

Creating Good Attitudes & Self Awareness

Creating Good Attitudes & Self Awareness

Do you have bad attitudes?  A disposition where you could throw up your hands in frustration and defiance and then not care? You reject the best of life and then live with regrets blaming it on other people, problems, or events?

Do you feel people are indifferent to your feelings and emotions. Perhaps you feel stepped on and ignored. It is usually when things begin going wrong in our lives. We feel unheard and lonely.  I have just written an e-book on Creating Good Habits & Self Awareness using a series of very special photos. I will be sending it out to individuals who request it.

It calls us to look at our habits, our desires, and who mentors us.   It is a light-hearted, but important look at life. So many of us get swallowed up by the wrong things.  How about you?   Are you aware of your short comings, your actions to overcome them, and how many chances there are for you to grow?   Start now.   Call our office for an appointment or sign up for Timely-Topics.  You won’t regret it!

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Splitting and Growing to Become Better People

Splitting and Growing to Become Better People

Splitting and growing plants may sound easy, but splitting our time and energy to do many things is a bit more difficult.  The first portion of this podcast is about growth.  How do you become inspired about dealing with daily events?   Linda talks about Hosta and the need to keep splitting them.  She takes it another step for us.  How do you split your time?   Do you find yourself involved just with work, or just with family?   When and how do you grow in your relationships?   When do you thrive?

Learning to thrive under different circumstances can be hard.  We don’t always feel motivated, but we still continue to move ahead.   Give yourself credit when you do that!  Filter your thinking and clearing your mind takes time; look at the bigger picture.

How do you build others up?  How do you engage with other people?   Do you need to build better relationships?   Write letters to others, call your acquaintances, help others find their signature strengths!  It will help them and help you build integrity.

Next, Linda explains the direction of upcoming podcasts and how they will be broken down into sections so hang on for more. 

Growth

Hosta

Restoring Ourselves When Running on Empty

Restoring Ourselves When Running on Empty

Restoring ourselves when running on empty can be as easy as filling your car with fuel.  Here are a few ways to do it.

If you have ever had someone close you die, there is an empty feeling that wells up inside  You may end of with their material possessions, but there is a loss beyond words. The ending is so permanent and the feelings of emptiness so overwhelming.   I have had this experience on 3 different occasions.  After many years, the wholesome and beautiful memories do flood back. The lovely thoughts have filled the void.

When one finally goes through their possessions, the experience can lend you insight.  I have a lovely 3 tier corner shelf that my grandmother gave to me when she was ill. She was in the hospital and we were conversing.   She said, “I know you have always loved my corner piece, so be sure you keep it as a wedding gift.”  I did not know that she was about to pass from this world.  She was not there for my wedding, as a matter of fact, she never returned home to her small apartment.   I still treasure that piece, because I see it daily and think of all her qualities that I need to replicate in some manner.   I don’t feel empty, but still very close to her.

After my parents died, I gathered their daily silverware out of the kitchen drawer.   It was the same silverware I had polished as a teenager; the same pattern I had seen everyday of my life. The memories came flooding back of shared dinners we had experienced together.  There was comfort in the memories that helped carry me through the last 36 years.  Loneliness can be replaced by a small token or repeating a habit someone has taught you.

My mother was a prayerful lady who silently worked.   When  I packed up their home, I found a prayer card here and there.  So many of them that I ended up with a handful.   Some were cards from wakes with people’s names on them; others were with special prayers.  They were tucked in drawers, cabinets, and purses.   It dawned on me that Mother had been praying throughout here day at every turn.    What a beautiful habit.

Emotionally we can be running on empty. It would be the same as if  we had forgotten to fill our cars with gas.  Learning to keep our cars fueled, our bodies nourished, and minds mentally focused calls for balancing our lives well.   We’d all like to think that we have those things covered most of the time, but it is really hard to stay balanced.  So eat well, move often, stay connected to a variety of people, and develop new hobbies.

Emotional baggage can cause depression and a sense of worthlessness.   It can keep us from getting out of bed, from making important phone calls, or living the life we want to enjoy.  Remember to dump all of these thoughts in the garbage.  How do you do that?  Well you simply change the tempo of the day by dumping the wastebasket and say “with this I dump all the bad thoughts.”    Replicate physically what you want to emotionally control.  Get out of the house.   Call a friend.   Just move ahead.

Create the person you want to be by taking the first step.  It will put you on the escalator of success.

 

 

Following Up on Counseling Care

Following Up on Counseling Care

Counseling care can be the most awesome thing you have ever done.  Linda Gullo has been in practice at Delight in Living, Ltd. for over 20 years.  Here she offers a few thoughts on why people seek out counseling.

Our mental health and the way we think about things makes all the difference in the world.  Whether it is resolving a problem, having faulty thinking, or just plain old grieving, counseling is a great avenue to pursue.  In a world where people search for quick fixes and self medicate or just try to ignore the signs and symptoms of loneliness, counseling can help immensely.

 

This simple 11 minute podcast will hopefully inspire and help you find the care you need.  Let the one step place you on the escalator of success.

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