Monthly Archives: August 2013

Get Out of Your Own Way

In responding to a fellow blogger, I wrote this below:

 

“So much of success depends upon our ability to disarm our unhelpful notions about life.”

~Me (Beth Anne Reed), responding to another blogger

 

Then I realized that this is a good point to consider in so many of the efforts that we undertake.  ‘I want to do XYZ, but not the parts that I don’t like’ or some other thought or action often undermines our own goal.

 

© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

The Cycle of Self-Creation

We need to have experiences in order to write.  We need to process those experiences to be able to express them appropriately.

 

“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”

~ Henri Bergson

 

Life gives us endless opportunities to renew this cycle.

 

© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

Cultivating Courage

Staying within the lines of the familiar, our comfort zone is so seductive.

 

“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.”

~ Richard Lindquist

 

Make the draw of your dreams more powerful by cultivating your courage – surround yourself with things and people who encourage you to test the boundaries of your capabilities.

 

© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

Planning Ahead or Just Worrying Ahead?

Someone, possibly our mothers, probably told us not to buy trouble by worrying about what might be.

 

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength.”

~A.J. Cronin

 

We can focus on our strengths today, to do our best to be ready for tomorrow.

 

© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

Define Yourself as an Artist

For some reason we fear defining ourselves as creative.

 

“An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity and boldness to challenge the status quo. And an artist takes it (all of it, the work, the process, the feedback from those we seek to connect with) personally.”

~ Seth Godin

 

Creativity is broader, deeper and more accessible than we seem to initially think.  And adds just that extra something to a life.

 

© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

Something to Think about with that Next Offer of Advice

You are talking about your plans, your hopes and the other person takes a breath and starts with, ‘what you ought to do is …’.

 

“As time passes we all get better at blazing a trail through the thicket of advice.”

~ Margot Bennett

 

Of course we can still listen politely and nod, ending with thank you.

 

© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

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