Good Morning Friends!
“April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.” ― T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land
With a global health crisis, an economic slowdown, and uncertainty dominating every corner, what we are experiencing is unprecedented.
Just as spring brings new life, these challenging times can bring growth and renewal for all of us. So, I hope you’re keeping an open mind and your spirits high.
I have chosen to take advantage of the circumstances. I am investing in myself and my loved ones like I never have before. Many of my friends are finding new ways to grow and thrive. Are you?
Here are some examples:
Are you spending more time with your kids, from tossing around the football to trying successfully to teach math (I hear they changed it!)?
Are you connecting with friends you haven’t spoken to in a while?
Are you finding time to work on your health?
Did you start a gratitude journal?
Are you reading and studying more?
Are you investing in your career?
Are you pursuing a professional certification?
For me, I took one step closer to achieving a big personal dream. I officially submitted my book proposal last week and now, I am anxiously waiting to hear back from publishers. I have completed the first six chapters and expect to finish the last three by mid-May. Maybe my first book will be on the shelves by the end of 2020. Stay tuned!
As we look ahead to next week, what is one thing you can commit to doing in order to grow and stretch? It doesn’t have to be big. Just identify one way you can make a difference in your life or the life of someone else.
Here are a few things to keep you motivated…
Meditate and Reflect
During these uncertain times, we can find new ways to survive and eventually thrive. I have done some form of mediation (on and off) since the age of 17. It has had a profound positive impact on my life!
Researchers at New York University found that less than 15 minutes of meditation a day for eight weeks can reduce anxiety, fatigue and mood disturbance. Click here to learn more!
[Video] If You Can
This quick video, in which Michael Caine narrates a poem by Rudyard Kipling, explores the power of “If.” A great video to help you shift your perspective on the ownership you have of your life! Click here.
Productivity + Water
Did you know that your level of hydration has a direct correlation to your productivity levels? Studies found that being even 3-4% dehydrated can decrease your work performance by 25-50%! Go fill up that cup and learn more here!
Improve and Enjoy the World
“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” ~ E.B. White
No matter what macro factors are at play, we can still improve and enjoy the world each and every day. Remember, you are only limited by the boundaries you set for yourself.
Save the dates!
- April 29-30: Leadership Challenge Workshop, click here for more and to register
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