Back on the air

So, on the air yesterday with Dean and Peter after being off for about three months. Felt really good.
Looking forward to next week and talking business with listeners. What would you like to talk about? Send in topics, comments, interests, pet peeves and we’ll see about discussing them together.
Read a little interesting thing today. On July 13th, the moon will be in the exact same position as it was in France on the night Vincent Van Gogh looked at the sky and was inspired to paint Moonrise. While it won’t look the same here as it does in France, it does seem kind of poetic to me and I’m going to make sure to keep watch for the moonrise here in South Florida.
I’ve had a really good week. I hope you have, too. What makes a good week for you? For me, it’s getting done the things that need doing, working with people who really want to be better at what they do, want to grow their businesses or are serious about changing careers. It’s being at the dog park with Hope a couple of times, visiting with people on the block and in the neighborhood, seeing a good movie, taking my vitamins. Nothing earth shattering and in fact rather mundane. What can I say? I’m easy.
Life is very unpredictable. We try to believe that we can control it, but really we can’t. Not even one little bit, but we can control our response to the things that happen to us and around us. We can be thoughtful about the choices we make. And we have to acknowledge that we make choices all the time. When people tell me they aren’t at work by choice I have to ask them who got them out of bed, washed, dressed, fed and out the door. Who got them to the door at work. Who opened the door and walked in. The motivation for why people are at work is as different as the number of people in the room, but everyone is there by choice. Hate what you do? Make a different choice or make it better.
We tend to give our power away and pretend that we’re victims when we aren’t. I don’t know why we do that. Maybe it makes it easier to stay where we are and not have to change. Change is painful…even good change is painful. Change means leaving something behind. losing something…even if it’s something we hate. I went to a leadership week once and the facilitator said. “All change is loss; all loss must be mourned.” I fought that, but now it’s almost 30 years later and I think it’s probably true. Patricia Sun says, “We are what we resist.” I absolutely hate to think that it’s true, but I know that it is. I know that when I am in resistance to someone or something I need to go look in the mirror and see what’s there.
For the moment, give yourself permission to just be. It’s Friday. Put the doing away. We are human beings, not human doings. Turn off the computer, the cell phone, the fax machine.
And Be.

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