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What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas! I am writing you from the fabulous city of Las Vegas, Nevada. I am here for a nursing conference with the Intravenous Nurse Society (of which I am a member.) Though the content is great and the city is exciting I can’t help but think about that phrase. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. How often in our nursing career have we met those nurses and managers who are the “keepers” of information? Whenever you need to know something you have to go to them. When you ask a question, they look at you with disdain as if to say “you don’t know that?” What is the dynamic? It’s about power and control. You know the old story give a hungry person a fish, feed them for a day, teach them to fish, feed them for a lifetime. It’s the same with knowledge. I believe you should share what you know especially if it will benefit that person. You will actually BE more powerful as you empower others to direct their own lives.As nurses at the bedside or in the community, sometimes we tend to get into our nurturing mode. We want to care for our patients to the point where they are dependent on us. We feel needed. We teach but we just don’t feel like we can discharge them because we want to check in on them. Their situations are not as perfect as we would like them to be. It’s the same with our children, spouses and significant others. Are we creating an environment for them to grow or remain dependent so we can feel useful? This is one reason many women suffer with empty nest syndrome when their children grow up.As leaders we need to guide and give information. Remember, what’s the motivation? Are you meeting your needs or are you willing to share the wealth, the spotlight so we all can BE powerful!
How do you feel about learning and teaching? How do you work with people that want to depend on you?
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2011 was a difficult year to say the least. Oprah left the air. Regimes that have stood for over 40 years toppled. Many of our own leaders were involved in scandals as they attempted to legislate morality to the rest of us. We continue to be in the worst recession ever and people are hurting everywhere. People need answers! What are you going to do in 2012 to make your life better and influence the lives of others?
Here are 3 tips to help you “live smarter not harder” in 2012.
1. Clear the clutter out of your environment. – Clutter leads to confusion and indecisiveness. Are you looking for things and can’t find them or finding things you forgot you had? Organizing your physical environment is a great beginning to help you get and keep your mind clear and your thoughts in order.
2. Take time for reflection. – All too often we are sooo… busy. We move from one task to another quickly without even thinking. How can you figure out where you’re going if you never take time to think about where you’ve been or better yet, where you are? In order to determine your path in this journey of life, and make things happen, take some time to reflect.
3. Take action! – Procrastination is the major killer of potential. We are all born with the potential to be great at something. By staying in situations where we are comfortable and not challenged, we slow our personal growth and end up not living the life we were meant to live. Take action! Stretch out. Start small but stay persistent. When one goal is accomplished, take time to assess, reflect and evaluate it’s impact on your overall life as you prepare to move to the next goal. Don’t stop! See how your life will blossom and living life becomes easier and more enjoyable .
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Speak Positivity over your Finances
I remember starting out in my first apartment filledwith hand me down furniture. I made thedecision then to act as if I hadexpensive furniture. I took care of itas if it were expensive and expected my guests and child to treat it thesame. I knew in my heart that the day wouldcome when I would have better things. I spokeand acted on my believing that things would be better one day. Not if but when.
Your thoughts have power to influence yourlife. Proverbs 23:7 says “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he……” Thoughts become images in your head. These thoughts/ images lead to actions. These actions are the very manifestation ofwhat we think. This is the new thing someare calling “intention” God spoke about this centuries ago.
When you think about your life be careful what youspeak. There is a phrase “you are whatyou eat”. Well it’s very likely you willbecome what you speak. As Mark 12:34says “….. For out the abundance of the heart hismouth speaketh.” This means that who you are is what you will talk about andvice versa. The New Living translation Luke 6:45 says “….. What yousay flows from what is in your heart.” Youneed to watch what you say and guard your mind from foolish thinking.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Your wordsbecome actions which become habits. Your habits then point you in a directionthat will manifest in your destiny. Ifyou keep saying you can’t find a job you won’t. If you focus on badrelationships, you will create them and live with them. If you say you arebroke, you will be.
In today’s difficult economic times, it is extremelyimportant that you speak positivity over your finances. Chooseyourwords carefully when you speak about your financial situations. Be specific when describing where you want tobe financially. Define in your mind whatyou need and want. Picture it in yourmind. Focus your actions around thosethings like creating a budget, starting a savings account etc. Design a plan and persevere until you getthere. You will see how yourcircumstances will change as you change the way youspeak!!
Make your thoughts and conversations positive. Don’tlet people around you talk you out of what you know. Speak positive about your finances or shutup!
If you settle for less that’s what you will get!