Too busy to stop and think about what you’re doing?
Ask yourself why!
Why is it relevant?
What do you want to achieve by doing that?
Can you do it more smartly?
Take the opportunity to really think why the task is worth your time. In that process you will come up with new thoughts and ideas that can give you and new and valuable perspective.
Dare to slow down a bit, to become more efficient, to spend less time doing it and to get more from it.
[Sounds like a miracle? Take a second look at the picture and give it a try!]
A Protective L.A. Police Officer Looks After an Abandoned Baby, Who is Taking a Comfortable Nap Inside Her Desk Drawer! (1971)
I have 3 messages for this special day
1. We are different than men and this is exactly where our strength is! Embrace your feminine power: your energy is driven by connection, constancy and intuition! Put these to work and watch how it works beautifully - it is your ‘competitive advantage’ in a world dominated by men, don’t hide it!
2. Beware the ‘Tiara Syndrome’: keeping your head down, delivering exceptional work and expecting that your boss will notice — and place a tiara on your head! Work on your self-promotion and ask for a raise or better yet something that will make a big difference in your life like a flexible work arrangement.
3. BE YOURSELF AND HAVE CONFIDENCE IN WHO YOU ARE!
I’m afraid our brain is getting used to multitasking… to loosing focus. Distraction is becoming a habit.
But guess what? You can easily start practicing concentration. Commit your attention to a single task. Try hard! If your mind starts to wander just ‘return’ to the task and push your concentration – to build your muscle! Your brain will eventually become fit if you insist with the same amount of effort that you use in the gym ;)
Need extra tips? These work best with me:
What about you? Do you find it hard to stay focused?
This morning I asked a friend about her search for her ‘dream job’ and I was caught by surprise with her question about how am I dealing with my job and current environment dominated by uncertainty… That made me realize that actually I developed a system to defend myself of being brought down by recent news and pessimism in the office. Although a couple of months ago I was stressing every day and always thinking about a worst case scenario where I could be fired or caught in a huge restructuring process where decisions regarding people would not be fair, I am now quite calm, I am not obsessed about having control over my future and I find myself much happier at the end of the day.
So, what exactly did I change in my daily posture that made me gain this inner and outer peace and what can I recommend?
1. Stay focused!
Get yourself together and define your mission. Then focus on it every day and ‘quiet down’ every voice or buzz that gets you out of the path you have defined to peace and happiness. The more you work on being aligned with your superior mission, the more you will want to work at it. This will bring more opportunities and give you a sense of growth that will conquer your state of well being in spite of challenges at work or at home;
2. Work at being happy!
Remaining happy and approaching life's tests from a positive attitude is like building muscle. Worry only about what you can control, not about the things outside your sphere of influence.
Surround yourself with people who will support you unconditionally. Remind yourself that everybody needs love and care. You need support and you think you are in a difficult situation but if you reach out you will learn very quickly how small your ‘big problem’ is compared to life’s real problems. Share your hopes and fears and offer your support to other peoples’ problems. This will make every problem feel lighter and will enrich your bonds with colleagues, friends or family.
I've just arrived from a spiritual retreat. My weekend was spent in silence, listening, praying.
I encourage you to take some time in the next week to 'reset': think about what you want from life, what you want to leave behind, who you want to dedicate yourself to, how to become the BEST YOU.
Sometimes we need to stop and refocus on OUR PURPOSE. This will bring meaning to everything you do and it will give you strength and encouragement to keep trying your best.
Need inspiration? Watch the video (I know it's long but it will teach you a lot!):
I'm sorry I couldn't get this amazing conference translated in english. The readers who speak portuguese or spanish can listen and comment for the english readers to learn the truth about what is happening in Syria and to take this strong lesson of being grateful, caring for what really matters in life and smiling no matter what.
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My name is T. S. Coelho and I live in Lisbon, Portugal, with my husband and three kids. I work in the asset management industry, managing an equities fund.