You don’t hear much about my earlier Bed & Breakfast coaching/consulting days. Maybe you should hear about those more often because there are so many gems from there that apply to everyone.
A review of the top posts for this year seems like a great way to say goodbye to 2019 and ring in 2020. To that end, here’s a list of the top 10 most popular posts in order of oldest to newest. Whether you are new to my blog or a long-time reader, this review is designed to give you a boost for your coming year.
You’ve heard the adage “Be careful what you ask for.” I have another one for you to consider: “Argue for your limitations and you keep them.”
One of the lessons I’ve learned through my life has been brought home as I’ve walked my Caminos: Simplify. While I think it’s a great lesson to learn and practice any time of year, this holiday season seems particularly appropriate to put it into play.
Something’s not quite right – like things are out of sorts. But what? While you love your life from personal to professional, sometimes you feel you aren’t connecting with people the way you want, and they misunderstand you. The challenge is to figure it out. But how?
“Pushing people” has numerous connotations, and most are negative. As a coach, I’ve consciously avoided pushing my clients…too much, anyway. I have thought of myself as more of a guide. I’m starting to wonder if guides can push, more.
Time management intrigues me. Way back when, when I was a bed and breakfast innkeeper, I learned from a time management expert that everyone needed to block their time, and be committed to those time blocks. Since then, I’ve felt there has to be a better way. That was further reinforced when I was a real estate agent. My broker followed the advice, blocking his time — and that meant we couldn’t get his input on contracts except during specific times. That seemed just as crazy. I felt then that when you are in the service industry, time management took on a different tenor than it did for those in traditional office jobs.
Through my years of pursuing personal growth, I’ve encountered numerous ways to set goals, to start new habits, and to be a better version of yourself. And I’ve learned a new approach to self-improvement: the 66-day challenge.
When I was a bed and breakfast innkeeper I created a checklist for the staff so that each of the jobs around the inn was done completely, correctly, and consistently — regardless of who was working which shift. There was a checklist for each of the breakfast, housekeeping, and evening shifts. We had a great team to start with and I knew these checklists were going to make their contributions and the inn shine even better.
I deserve better than this! What the heck! It’s time to take back my power and be responsible. It’s time to live into my best self.