Monthly Archives: July 2013

Getting Back on Track

We write ourselves into a corner, our thinking goes off course and then what?

 

“If things go wrong, don’t go with them.”

~Roger Babson

 

We should spend a moment or two pondering whether the content that just came up has some validity, for now or later, and then start back at the point where we went wrong and get busy.

 

© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

Placing our Focus

Sometimes the most important thing is to know what is best to focus on.

 

“If we magnified our successes as much as we magnify our disappointments, we’d all be much happier.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

 

We are wired to be attentive to the negative, the survival of our earliest ancestors depended upon this trait.  But we also have a tremendous capacity to learn and grow.

 

© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

Being Helpful

Most people truly like to reach out and help others – just because, belief in karma, to avoid our own tasks/issues, because we gain strength.

 

“The best help is not to bear the troubles of others for them, but to inspire them with courage and energy to bear their own burdens and to meet with the difficulties of life bravely.”

~ John Lubbock

 

We can use our own skills to help, and to teach.

 

© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

Illuminating Your Ideas

We are each varying combinations of light and dark – and the writer must figure out how to articulate both.

 

“The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be.”

~ Shakti Gawain

 

It is true that we need both to gain understanding, but embracing light while understanding the dark will be most helpful.

 

© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

The Availability of Helpful Advice

Do this, don’t do that; you should, you shouldn’t – so many people want to help us.

 

“Let me listen to me and not to them.”

~Gertrude Stein

 

Listen, consider and decide how much if any of the advice to enact.

 

© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

Keep Striving

If we keep working at something, we are bound to understand it better and improve in our ability.

 

“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.”

~John Quincy Adams

 

We are usually the only ones who expect ourselves to have mastered something right out of the gate.

 

© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

Thoughts on Thinking

Sometimes when we don’t know where to start, or how to move forward, we might take some time to look into what others think, say and do.  But then we should internalize the information that we find and compare it to what we already know.

 

“Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.”

~ Doris Lessing

 

We might have to go through some trial and error, but we are the experts of how best to think through all of what we experience.

 

© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

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