I’m being UnReasonable! Thursday, Feb 18 2010 


I listened to my mentor today talk about being unreasonable…. NOT ridiculous but unreasonable.  It’s like doing hard things. Setting the standard then finding a way to meet it.

When I was younger, I was very unreasonable. I was a C- student who went to college. It’s unreasonable for a C- student to go to college but I didn’t worry about that. I wanted to go and found a place that would take a C- student and I went. When I was in high school, we had an exchange trip. 30 students from my high school got to go for a week to a school in another part of the country and go to high school there and then we hosted the students that hosted us. C- students didn’t get chosen to do this… it was all A and B students but I didn’t care. I wanted to go and I was unreasonable until I got myself selected to go and loved it.

One spring break while I was in college, I had a friend who had a $200.00 ticket to England and she offered to sell it to me. I wanted to go! I didn’t have $200.00 but that didn’t stop me. My family didn’t have a whole lot of money. I had just paid for a ticket that winter break to go to England. I could barely make the money to pay for college and supplies. That didn’t stop me. I was unreasonable and was determined. I asked around for ideas. I knew I didn’t know anyone who could lend me $200.00  or 2 people who could lend me $100.00 bucks…. but what my friends pointed out to me was that I knew 200 people who could give me $1. So, I was unreasonable and asked 200 people for a dollar. In the end I got $225.00

Back then I was relentless. So when I heard my mentor talk about being unreasonable I had to take a trip back in time. (more…)

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What I need Friday, Oct 23 2009 


I was the 5th child born in a family with 6 kids. I was the youngest girl. In my years growing up, my older brothers and sisters always told me what to do and how to do it. I always felt resentful because I felt like they thought I didn’t know how to do anything and in my mind, that converted to feelings of being stupid.

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Kaizen Saturday, Oct 10 2009 


Often times when you look at your life or work situation or anything else, you might get overwhelmed with the changes that need to take place. For example, when you decide you want to be more fit, you might join a gym and think that you will start going 4 days a week. How often does that work? Do you stick with it? Usually you go and are all gung ho, then something comes up and you miss a day… then you get home another day and just don’t feel like going and after a while you are done.

We think that we need to make massive changes to make massive improvement but find it difficult to do… but what if there were another way?

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How to Set Goals Thursday, Jul 30 2009 


I was on a blog talk radio show today and we were talking about goal setting. It’s easy enough to write down a bunch of stuff you want to do but it’s not always easy how to figure out what you want. Lots of people want to set them but they don’t know how to set goals. (more…)

What is the Meaning of Menopause Friday, Jul 3 2009 


Over the course of our adult lives, women get somewhat attached to their cycle. It’s part of us; we operate our lives on this cycle. At some point this cycle changes and we know what it means for our bodies but what does it mean to our identity? It takes us a few years to learn how to live in harmony with our cycles and many times wish we could get rid of it. It does, however, remind us that we are the life line for the next generation. It reminds us of what power we hold.

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I am an Army Brat! Sunday, Jun 21 2009 


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Any military brat will recognize right away that this photo was taken on a military base. In this instance the year was 1968 and it was taken at Ft. Campbell KY. Those who have lived and/or worked on military bases would have spotted the army housing and the stickers on the front bumper. (more…)

Change*** Monday, Dec 8 2008 


Change is not an easy thing for so many people. In so many areas I thrive on change, I just love it. In other areas, not as much. There are so many people I wish I could change and often think “they will never change” or “why can’t they see (fill in the blank)”. So what can I do to make a change and a difference to someone else?

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