Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Be a GlowWorm (or another version of extreme awesomeness)

"We are all worms,
but I do believe I am a glowworm."
~Winston Churchill

This quote came across my random quotes of the day and it made me chuckle a bit. If you think about it, it's the perfect way to think about yourself.

We're all the same, though if you can think of yourself as special, unique ... heck, let's just say you're a ROCKSTAR!

Keep that mindset throughout your day, repeat it to yourself. It's not being pompous or self-centered. This is your own fun little mantra for the day. No one needs to know about it but YOU.

I bet you will begin to feel more confident, walk with a little swagger or bounce in your step because you are believing in yourself.
Nothing is more powerful than yourself.

C'mon, give it a shot.
Whadda got to lose??
You Glowworm, Rockstar, Diva, Empress, Ruler, Guru you.

Who are you?
"We are all _____ but I believe I am a _____."

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bring Out Yer Dead ... Spring Organizing is Here!

We are all beginning to crawl out of our cooped up caves inside our homes as we enjoy the spring thawing the mounds of snow from the winter season. Along with discovering all the great "treasures" your dog has bestowed upon your yard, you begin to look at your garage ... Egads, what happened over these past winter months.

All winter long, items have been tossed and dropped as you scurry into your warm home. Though as you begin to look about the garage, you may start to think, "Uh, we gotta get organized." As one friend mentioned on Facebook:
"Spring weather is perfect weather for organizing the garage not too hot, not too cold!"

Spring is an inspiring time of year. All the cold, cloudy short days become warm and sunny. Turn off the furnace, bust open the windows and get some fresh air into your home. Fresh air will bring a new flow of energy into your home. You'll be surprised the positive difference, even if the windows are only open for 10 minutes.

With your home's energy feeling a dose of new found adrenalin, pop open your garage door and take a good look at what's happened over the past winter months.

Is there stuff you didn't use last year still piled up in the corner?
- Let it go. (clang)
What about the toys the kids have now outgrown or lost interest?
- Let it go (clang)
Do you have items that you no longer even like?
- (yeah, I know you do) Let it go (clang)

Once you get a bit of the dead stuff out of your garage, you'll feel so much better. Hopefully during the process no one was clunked over the head for not wanting some items to "go on the cart."

... and if they did, it was probably for the best.

What's your favorite Monty Python quote?

Thursday, March 04, 2010

You're Awesome. Wanna Go Bowling in Canada?

We all have these ho-hum, woe is me kinda days. Getting motivated to get work done and putting on a happy face is such a struggle. Perhaps you need a reminder of how great you really are.

When working with people organizing their home office, I always make sure we have a Feel Good folder. Everyone absolutely needs to have some form of this in their life.

In your Feel Good folder, you'll have a small collection of notes, cards and such that remind you how great you are. This folder is great on those ho-hum days, and even essential, on those days when you feel you've been run over by a freight train left on the tracks to rot.

When you feel the need for a little pick me up, open up your folder and look at the sweetest little note from your son, a birthday card that just made you laugh out loud, a note from a friend telling you how proud she is of you or a thank you from a friend who you helped install a hardwood floor.

After a trip down "Hot damn I am pretty awesome" lane, you will begin to feel much better about the world around you. Slip your Feel Good folder back into your cabinet knowing that you've got a boost of your greatness waiting for you in a moment's notice.

What's in your Feel Good folder?