When we are children, we take so much for granted. We assume everyone can hear, see, taste, smell, and connect lovingly. Our world is awesome, because the sky is the limit. Fast forward, we begin to interact with more people, places, and things than just our loving parents or family members. Slowly we learn the pain of getting hurt, or being ignored, or smelling bad things. We learn to adjust to the smells of foods, the environmental odors of the earth, plants, and misty rains. Our world of fragrance, the sight of running pets, and the awesomeness of butterflies whirling around us expose us to new stimuli. We usually can see the details on the smalls bugs, and earthworms. We can see far away and observe the changes happening around us. If one is lucky their actual site opens up the world of learning. By adulthood, we may be cynical and toughened to feel the joys that we once felt. Is that what you want? How can that be changed? Are you comfortable where you are at in life or do you want new challenges and ways to contribute to the world around you?
Several years ago, I locked myself out of the house. I laid down on the front lawn with my dog, who was also locked out with me. Suddenly my perspective changed completely. The dried pieces of grass were pinching my legs, the fresh grass was waving with the wind, and the world looked so different at the dog’s eye level. I could react to the movement of the nearby squirrels and relate to the blowing dandelion fluff in the air and across the street. Although I don’t remember how I got back into the house, I do recall the clarity and vision I had at that level and often would say to our dog “so what are you seeing that I am missing?”
Clarity comes to us in the words that we hear, through the people we meet, and of course, in the books that we read. We take in the details and expand our knowledge to fit the work we are called to do. Where do you need clarity in your life? Are you looking for guidance and direction from others or searching for it on the internet? Are you called by God to expand your vision or are you satisfied to stay where you are at in life? Watching the inquisitive of children is so exciting for me. I hope I never lose the ability to grow and question the world I live in each and every day. Every person, situation, and challenge one faces imprints and impacts us. There is a trace of influence or a new concept to absorb. How cool is that?
Now is the beginning of new clarity and vision. Literally we need to see the world around. We need to feel the joy and life giving spirit that thrives in children, relationships, and with our pets. We need to learn by taking a step forward into something new, it can put you onto the escalator of success. Join us here midweek and on Friday’s for our weekly podcast on finding the fulfilling minor moments that grace us with mini miracles. Or connect with us at Delight in Living, Ltd.
Learning from the past successes and failures can bring us significant opportunities to help one another. Think about 10 people who played an important part in your life. They can be parents, grandparents, neighbors, or bosses. What did they teach you? Was it a spirit of kindness, organization, joy, or how to be social? Every person we encounter has the capacity to lend us a helping hand or great insight. What will you pass on to others?Linda shares how the way we learn either helps us conquer life and supports our lifestyles or deflates us. Being aware of our own learning styles also can allow us to touch others in a positive way. Responding to the needs of one another quickly adds joy, affirmation that we are worth it, and positivity. As grandparents we can lend a helping hand in a way to parents simply because we have different skills, less pressure, and the wisdom to do the small necessary things that affirm children.
Enjoy the stories and ideas that may help you take the first step to riding the escalator of success.
Preparing for Success may take time and thought, but once you are prepared, the task may not only be fun, but profitable. Linda addresses in Podcast 137 the small insignificant mini miracles may come from the rhythm that we set in place. It may work for you too?
Reliable and genuine people make the first step to becoming great leaders easy. When development starts early, it often continues to grow as we enter into adulthood and business. No matter what environment we are in, we need to develop the skills that can help us to be independent and allow us to contribute to society.
What are you working on? What do you want to accomplish? Who do you need to connect with in the coming weeks? What ambitions do you have that you are working on each day?
As you listen to this weeks podcast, hope you have a few great “takeaways” to move you forward! It may put you on the escalator of success.
Be Bold, Be Blessed, Build Confidence
For years I prayed for boldness. It wasn’t until watching our dog, Rosy, charge after rabbits or seeking out a possum that I realized how instinctive that was for her. She was brave and just forged ahead. With the exception of getting bit in the eye from a ground of yellow jackets, boldness and the fearlessness had worked in her favor. She had the sense of adventure that was what I wanted to experience. I just heard on PBS a show on the advantages of taking risk. Taking risks can do a lot to help us. Check out the 7 Reasons Why Risks can lead to success.
If you find yourself stalling, ask why? Are you sitting back and passing up opportunities? Or are you just waiting and hoping that by some miracle, they will come to you? Are you filled with reservations or myths that you aren’t able to pursue something? Are you fearful of failing? Brendan Burchard is an inspirational guru who says, “Most fears these days are just poor management of your mind.” We are all responsible for ourselves and we need to empower ourselves. You can do it and profit by developing confidence. Let the criticisms you receive and the opportunities to engage with learned people, help you grow and succeed.
Do You Love Yourself?
Here at Mini Miracles from Minor Moments we shine the light on everyday occurrences that can bring you joy. This week’s podcast covers a variety of topics:
- Surrounding Yourself with Good Friends Check out Success Magazine
- Taking care of yourself
- Learning to Absorb compliments
- Accountability to one another
- Finding clarity –check out Tony Jeary
- From Success magazine, please check out Charlene Johnson
- Letting go of carrying too much! The mind and the body often suffer together. Linda shares a time when she was overloaded!
- Getting rid of excess is freeing. If your have items to share, check out Goodwill, Savers, and local church or community rummage sales. They will be thrilled to pass along items you no longer need.
- Partner up with one another. Here at Mini Miracles, we encourage you to connect. Always connect with us at our Crystal Lake Office
Taking the first step forward may put you on the Escalator of Success.
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The Jobs that Keep Paying You Forward
The experience that pays you the most in life is not always recognized. Hopefully you’ll find a few take-aways as Linda shares some of the earliest jobs she had encountered. Where are you in your career? Have you tried a number of different things and find they all have some of the same ingredients? Are they all mechanical in nature? Are they in one industry? Are they jobs where you are in control of your own time? Are you a person who likes to be in the car and out and about in sales? Knowing the common characteristics helps us determine professional or corporate jobs that we might prefer.
Locations, our age, and the economy all help dictate the types of job that makes sense. There are times when our proximity to certain industries give us the advantage to learning. We may be at an age when our vitality allows us to lift heavy products. We may have the energy to do lots of physical work. Our needs change as we move throughout life and the desires to be involved with certain industries increase. Let these moments in time work for you and not against you. If money and time are on your side, traveling occupations may allow you to learn about different cultures or provide training for you that will be valuable later in life. Take advantage of these conditions to put you in a good position for advancement or success.
Enjoy this week as you step forward, may it put you on the escalator of success.
How to Improve Productivity
Being productive is essential for feeling good about yourself and being efficient at home or work. Getting things done well so one does not have to go back and make corrections is the best option.
Here are a few thoughts to help you improve productivity:
- Be careful not to overextend yourself. We all do it, we pack too many appointments or things to do in our day. We rush and find even the best of things lose their enjoyment. Better to have fewer things done well and having the extra time rather than rushing and enjoying nothing.
- Recognize priorities. What is really important? Can the job, phone call, or visit be done on another day when time permits?
- Focus on solutions and take the action necessary. Today was one of those days when I needed to get to get to the bank. It is a holiday on Monday and I needed to check on something. The action of going there first thing this morning took that off my plate.
- Don’t forget to eat. LOL, we seldom forget that unless we are so consumed in a project or alone and find it not a pleasant event! Eating regularly is important.
- Sleeping can be hard for some of us when we have random thoughts racing around. Good to get into sleeping regular hours if that is possible. Also turning off blue light technology like computers and phones will help. Our eyes and our minds need a break! A half hour of quiet before laying down can help us relax when we hit the pillow.
- Drink water and fluids throughout the day. Yes drinking fluids keeps up feeling our best.
- Moderation goes a long way in achieving productivity. Pacing ourselves and keeping balanced with fun and work is the best option. Having said that, we all know that it is hard to keep a variety of food, activities, and friends scheduled. Grab the moments of joy whenever you can and savor them.
Know what you like and appreciate you own insights. We all find different patterns of comfort. I like to escape from the office between 2 and 4. A walk outdoors even to get the mail is needed for me. Often I will go out to a Chapel or go for an iced tea. It is a simple routine that recharges me. Finding your own patterns and identifying them is a big help. Taking the first step to enjoying life begins with feeling productive and worthwhile. Soon you’ll be riding the escalator of success. Have a great day!
Finding your place to pray, think, and open your mind to new possibilities may be simpler than you think. Welcome to this week’s podcast on finding your place physically, mentally, and in the world. Learning to navigate under your own terms and embracing what works for you is essential. This week Linda helps you transition from last weeks topic on Seizing the Day to Finding Your Place in Life. Embrace the gifts you have!
Taking the first step forward may put you on the escalator of success. Enjoy your week and join us regularly on Mini Miracles from Minor Moments with Linda Gullo by subscribing on I-Tunes, Spotify, or your favorite listening app.
You have been prepared for years to deal with and tackle the Daily Challenges that come your way? This preparation started when you were a child and has continued throughout the years. Today Mini Miracles from Minor Moments deals with the Value of School, Developing Healthy Boundaries, and Overcoming Fears. Does it sound overwhelming? Well it isn’t but a few insights are meant to go a long way in helping YOU feel better.
Taking the first step can put you on the escalator of success!
Do you get in your own way? Do you find that you are stuck in a rut of sorts? Hopefully this short podcast will just make you aware of the obstacles that are standing in the way of success. Today Linda talks about the things that block success for you.
Getting out of your own way begins with understanding how and where we do that.
- Struggling to make decisions
- Scattered thinking by doing too much
- Fearing either failure or success
- Struggling with emotions
- Anxiety holding you back
- Pushing away relationships
- Wandering aimlessly and reacting to the world around you
- Struggling with motivation or being seduced by distraction
Remember that taking just one step can put you onto the escalator of success.