Monday Morning Motivation

“Hard work and results should be recognized by others, but when they aren’t, advocating for oneself becomes necessary.”

Sheryl Sandberg: Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead Too often we are too busy to notice the good work done by others. We  fail to provide recognition that can ignite the spirit and entice greatness. Try not to let that stop you from being your best self - let others know what… Continue reading “Hard work and results should be recognized by others, but when they aren’t, advocating for oneself becomes necessary.”

Monday Morning Motivation

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

Winston Churchill This week is Thanksgiving in the US. The very best holiday, I think. Families gather to say thanks. There are no gifts, just food, family and friends. If you have these, you are truly blessed. I hope you feel blessed today and pass the feeling on to another. I hope you are still… Continue reading “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

Monday Morning Motivation

“Whether you are running on a treadmill or doing a set of push-ups, get to the point where you are so tired and in pain that your mind is begging you to stop.

Then push just 5 to 10 percent further." David Goggins: Can't Hurt Me Recently I attempted my 3rd half marathon. So anxious to achieve my goal of completing one of these races in less than 2 hours, I had trained all summer. There were days when I didn't feel like getting to the gym or… Continue reading “Whether you are running on a treadmill or doing a set of push-ups, get to the point where you are so tired and in pain that your mind is begging you to stop.

Monday Morning Motivation

“Ambition creates a hunger for action and acclaim, and those who crave applause have a particular aversion to criticism.”

Jon Meacham: Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power Thomas Jefferson sheltered himself from criticism, even from lifelong friends and colleagues like John Adams, in order to remain steadfast to his objectives and unchanged in his beliefs. Ambition is a good thing. Especially if it provokes action for good. The spotlight (acclaim) is good too, it is… Continue reading “Ambition creates a hunger for action and acclaim, and those who crave applause have a particular aversion to criticism.”