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10 Things You Can’t Change

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10 Things You Can’t Change — So Stop Trying!

 

  1. You’re always going to be accountable to someone. Somone is always watching, and that won’t change in the near future. Sooner or later, someone will find out. Live your life accordingly!
  1. You’re gonna die, so take care of yourself now and love those around you today! On your deathbed, will you regret not spending time with loved ones? People don’t wish they’d spent more time working.
  1. You can’t please everyone all the time, and it’s soul-sucking to try. Stick with your values and ethics, focus on doing what you know is right, and realize that there will always be people who aren’t happy.
  1. Stop comparing yourself to others, because life is NOT a competition! Compare yourself to the person in the mirror. Period.
  1. Holding a grudge is heavy, weighs you down, and doesn’t accomplish anything positive! Let. It. Go.
  1. You can’t control what someone else thinks. You can’t force someone to accept your apology, to forgive you, or to like you.
  1. Stop dwelling on the past. Yesterday is over, so live & learn and move along.
  1. You can’t change what happens across the pond. We can impact the world close to home — what’s happening in our homes, family, community, etc…
  1. Your Family of Origin. It is what it is, so will it make you bitter or better?
  1. Nothing is private anymore. Learn how to keep yourself secure.
  1. You can’t get back what you’ve lost. You can repair the damage and make it better, but don’t expect things to be the same.

List from this article on INC.com

 

Be a Better “You”: Taking a Self-Inventory!

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Be a Better “You”: Taking a Self-Inventory! (Think and Grow Rich Version)

Where were you a year ago? Becoming a “better you” starts with a personal, self-inventory.

Here are the 28 personal inventory/ self-examination questions from Think and Grow Rich:

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  1. Have I attained the goal which I established as my objective for this year? (You should work with a definite yearly objective to be attained as a part of your major life objective).
  2. Have I delivered service of the best possible QUALITY of which I was capable, or could I have improved any part of this service?
  3. Have I delivered service in the greatest possible QUANTITY of which I was capable?
  4. Has the spirit of my conduct been harmonious and cooperative at all times?
  5. Have I permitted the habit of PROCRASTINATION to decrease my efficiency, and if so, to what extent?
  6. Have I improved my PERSONALITY, and if so, in what ways?
  7. Have I been PERSISTENT in following my plans through to completion?
  8. Have I reached DECISIONS PROMPTLY AND DEFINITELY on all occasions?
  9. Have I permitted any one or more of the six basic fears to decrease my efficiency?
    • Named in the order of their most common appearance, they are:—
      The fear of POVERTY
      The fear of CRITICISM
      The fear of ILL HEALTH
    • These top three are at the bottom of most of one’s worries … and then…
      The fear of LOSS OF LOVE OF SOMEONE
      The fear of OLD AGE
      The fear of DEATH
  10. Have I been either “over-cautious,” or “under-cautious?”
  11. Has my relationship with my associates in work been pleasant, or unpleasant? If it has been unpleasant, has the fault been partly, or wholly mine?
  12. Have I dissipated any of my energy through lack of CONCENTRATION of effort?
  13. Have I been open-minded and tolerant in connection with all subjects?
  14. In what way have I improved my ability to render service?
  15. Have I been intemperate in any of my habits?
  16. Have I expressed, either openly or secretly, any form of EGOTISM?
  17. Has my conduct toward my associates been such that it has induced them to RESPECT me?
  18. Have my opinions and DECISIONS been based upon guesswork, or accuracy of analysis and THOUGHT?
  19. Have I followed the habit of budgeting my time, my expenses, and my income, and have I been conservative in these budgets?
  20. How much time have I devoted to UNPROFITABLE effort which I might have used to better advantage?
  21. How may I RE-BUDGET my time, and change my habits so I will be more efficient during the coming year?
  22. Have I been guilty of any conduct which was not approved by my conscience?
  23. In what ways have I rendered MORE SERVICE AND BETTER SERVICE than I was paid to render?
  24. Have I been unfair to anyone, and if so, in what way?
  25. If I had been the purchaser of my own services for the year, would I be satisfied with my purchase?
  26. Am I in the right vocation, and if not, why not?
  27. Has the purchaser of my services been satisfied with the service I have rendered, and if not, why not?
  28. What is my present rating on the fundamental principles of success? (Make this rating fairly, and frankly, and have it checked by someone who is courageous enough to do it accurately).

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About Colleen

Colleen Hammond mentors people who are ready to transform their digital image, personal image, or business image for success.

Colleen is the founder of the Total Image Institute, and is a former on-camera meteorologist for the Weather Channel turned Executive Image Consultant and Personal Brand strategist, coach, and mentor.

She helps women craft their personal brand through their clothing choices, manners, and poise to build self-confidence and empower success — because people WILL judge you in less than 7 seconds based solely on what they see!

Clothing choices — What clothing choices are best for your body type, personal coloring, personal style, and the message you want to send? Because different colors, different prints, different patterns, and even pointy-toed shoes all send a specific message.

Body Language skills — learned from an FBI profiler and passed along to you. Are people lying to you? Is your body language pushing people away before they even speak to you?

Writing and Book publishing — as a best selling author, Colleen also teaches writing and book publishing.

Having been in been in front of a camera for over 40 years — first as a model, then as Miss Michigan National Teen-Ager, On-Camera Meteorologist at the Weather Channel, and was an anchor and a reporter — Colleen coaches people on being in front of the camera, too. One of the courses can be found here: bit.ly/obspros

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3 Things to STOP Feeling Guilty About!

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Stop Feeling Guilty!

Feeling “guilty” is only good if you use it as a trigger to highlight something you NEED to change that violates your moral, ethical, or personal standard of conduct…and then CHANGING it!

The definition of guilt is, “a cognitive or emotional experience that occurs when a person realizes or believes—accurately or not—that he or she has compromised his or her own standards of conduct or has violated a moral standard and bears significant responsibility for that violation.”

Don’t be a slave to guilt! Furthermore, I give you permission to drop any bad feelings associated with these things if you’d like to get them out of your life.

Here are 3 things (and a bonus!) that I detail and break down in the video.

1. Not checking your Social Media (or email or text) multiple times a day.

2. Self-Care, or “indulging” yourself.

3. Ending a relationship

BONUS (4): Your good fortune

Stop feeling guilty! This is the healthy kind of “selfish because it is beneficial to you and not harmful to anyone else.

 

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5 Steps to a Perfect Morning Routine!

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The Perfect Morning

How you start your morning will impact the rest of your day — either positively or negatively!

On this morning’s Coffee with Colleen, I listed five tips to help launch your day in a positive manner, because each day ought to be your best!

  1. Positive self-talk
  2. Start day with Meditation.
    1. Mind: increases gray matter, willpower, concentration, cognitive function
    2. Body: Decreases pain, boost immune system, lowers blood pressure, ease inflammation, reduce heart risk
    3. Spirit: increases compassion, empathy, overall satisfaction, self-knowledge.
    4. Overall: reduces loneliness, cuts emotional reactivity, fosters a healthy body image, eases anxiety, and helps sleep.
  3. Exercise. Endorphins improve mood, energy, and health.
    1. Before there were washing machines, cars, and electricity we did it all by hand!
    2. Body was made to WORK
  4. Body language.
    1. Power Pose: 20 percent increase in testosterone 
    2. 25 percent decrease in the stress hormone cortisol.
  5. Music
    1. Stimulates more parts of the brain than ANYTHING
    2. Can relax OR motivate.
    3. NOT minor keys or syncopated which irritate the brain

Yes, I have Breast Cancer.

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I am Beating Breast Cancer!

Have you seen the GoFundMe page? Many people think I’m being hacked, but I haven’t been.  It’s all true. I have breast cancer.

The past three months have been VERY busy with getting the treatments my doctor and I have selected to deal with my breast cancer.

One of my main challenges has been finances, as our insurance company doesn’t pay for the holistic methods we have chosen — and these methods are successfully eradicating  the breast cancer!

I still have at least three more months of treatments that we can’t afford to pay for.

For me to beat cancer, I need to continue to get these treatments!  I’m very grateful to the anonymous ladies who have set up this GoFundMe page. 

And whether or not you can give $5, $50, or $500 I ask that you pray, share the GoFundMe page campaign, and donate what little you can!

Sharing this campaign could lead to someone else giving, and more people praying! 

A special thanks to Louie at AKA Catholic and St. Thomas Moore Academy for sharing the GoFundMe page!

Here’s an update video I did last week:

 

2016 started with my mother being diagnosed with cancer:

And then mom’s subsequent surgery:

Followed by my breast cancer diagnosis (that I kept out of the public eye, but told the ladies in my private Facebook group):

Then (maybe due to all the secret keeping?), I a heart attack (A-fib that went into Congestive Heart Failure):

And last month, my father-in-law died suddenly:

And to top it off, I got a staph infection in my eyes!!!

What prompted the ladies to start the GoFundMe page was this post in my private Facebook group in the prayer request thread:

Please share. Please give. Please pray! It all helps!!!

We would be ETERNALLY grateful if you could give $1, $5, $10, or $20. Whatever tiny bit you can donate helps — some supplements only cost a few dollars!

I know that times are tough for most of us these days, and if you don’t have money to donate, sharing this campaign could lead to someone else giving, and more people praying.

FYI, 100% of the funds raised (less the fees GoFundMe charges) will go directly to pay for my Cancer treatments.

Thank you all!!!!

Classic Webinars and BETA Testing Videos

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The Power of “NOT YET”

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Brain scans of fixed mindset and power growth mindset students

Fixed mindset students (L) run from the error. Growth mindset students (R) engage deeply, learn, and adapt.

The Power of NOT YET

Helping People Believe They Can Improve

This is a very powerful ten-minute video that shows the most recent studies in the failing ‘self-esteem’ movement. You know the one: “There are no losers, only second winners”, and, “Congratulations! You’re the last winner!”

Now, don’t get me wrong. I feel very strongly about raising children with strong morals, virtues, and table manners.

But new studies have shown that–no surprise–the self-esteem movement isn’t doing our children any favors. They end up being “gripped in the tyranny of now” and they will “probably cheat the next time instead of studying more”.

Children have become obsessed with getting A’s and have developed a need for constant pats on the back and awards. My husband Dennis and I were talking last night about this new generation of workers that want praise, applause, and kudos for just doing what they’re being paid to do.

So how do we raise a generation of self-starters who have personal dignity, are hardy, and resilient?

By rewarding the “not yet”. By praising wisely–not their God-given intelligence or talent, but recognizing and appreciating their effort, strategies, focus, perseverance, and improvement. In other words, praise their process. Their striving. Their determination.

Studies have also show that even the words “yet” or “not yet” give children not only hope and a feeling of power, but generate greater confidence. Applying effort  and overcoming difficulty caused the neurons in their brains form new, stronger connections and over time they were smarter.

I’m not recommending tossing the A, B, C system of grading in the trash. Rather, as a parent, I’m going to focus on rewarding our children’s sincere effort, stick-to-itiveness, and their improvement. When presented with a challenge, I want our children to embrace it hopefully with an attitude of, “I love a challenge,” or, “You know, I was hoping this would be informative.” That, to me, is true personal power.

After decades of my life, I have learned one thing for sure: It’s not talent that wins out in the end, but perseverance.

What are your thoughts about focusing on children’s efforts instead of their grades? Please share in the comments section below!

The Power of Believing You Can Improve (Prof Carol Dweck)

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Hallelujah Christmas

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Hallelujah Christmas

This Hallelujah Christmas story by Cloverton recounts the birth of Christ (lyrics below).

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I’ve heard about this Baby Boy
Who’s come to earth to bring us joy
And I just want to sing this song to you
It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
With every breath I’m singing Hallelujah
Hallelujah

A couple came to Bethlehem
Expecting Child, they searched the inn
To find a place for You were coming soon
There was no room for them to stay
So in a manger filled with hay
God’s only Son was born, oh Hallelujah
Hallelujah

The shepherds left their flocks by night
To see this Baby wrapped in light
A host of angels led them all to You
It was just as the angels said
You’ll find Him in a manger bed
Immanuel and Savior, Hallelujah
Hallelujah

A star shown bright up in the east
To Bethlehem, the wisemen three
Came many miles and journeyed long for You
And to the place at which You were
Their frankincense and gold and myrrh
They gave to You and cried out Hallelujah
Hallelujah

I know You came to rescue me
This baby Boy would grow to be
A Man and one day die for me and you
My sins would drive the nails in You
That rugged cross was my cross, too
Still every breath You drew was Hallelujah
Hallelujah

It’s All About That BASTE

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I love this song, and the parody is excellent too!

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Lyrics:
I’m all about that baste bout that baste more butter
I’m all about that baste bout that baste more butter

On Thanksgiving day… I think its pretty true
us dads cant make it make it… like we’re supposed to do
the dining room room… we have no taste
we put all the wrong forks in all the wrong places
I see the magazines.. with all the recipes…
my daughter she could make it.. but me.. daddy please
so mommy hands me this and says you gotta sop….
till every inch of it is perfect
from the bottom to the top…
yeah momma just told me don’t worry about the pies…
she said I’d burn em and screw up everything I try
she said your stuffing is dry and your casserole’s made all wrong…
so take this baster and timer and go ahead and move along….

and so I’m all about that baste bout that baste more butter
I’m all about that baste bout that baste more butter
I’m all about that baste bout that baste more butter

I’m bringing butter back….
don’t try to wear those skinny britches nah…
cause I’m’a pour this all over that…
and I’m hear to tell you every inch of it is perfect from the bottom to the top….

Tim Hawkins: Atheist Mega-Churches (Worship Songs)

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Atheist Mega-churches: a New Religion?

atheist mega-churches

Tim Hawkins

Atheist mega-churches do exist!

I have some friends that are agnostic and some atheist. They like to sleep in on Sunday. So I am perplexed by these mega-churches that socialize based on a negative proof — what they don’t believe.

Why are groups of atheists popping up all over the country that get together on Sunday morning to sing, read inspirational material, engage in some quiet reflection, and then bond in fellowship afterwards? Aren’t there other ways to socialize?

I’m not going to try to figure it out, other than wonder if they’re looking for something unseen that binds them (us?) together. God bless them in their search for Truth.

For the deeper theology, I’ll turn to comedian Tim Hawkins. In this short bit, he sings some suggested atheist mega-church kids’ songs, based in part on “Jesus Loves the Little Children”, “Deep and Wide”, and “Jesus Loves Me, This I Know”.

Brand new from “That’s the Worst”, Tim’s new concert DVD available at http://www.timhawkins.net/


 

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