The Filling Station of Life

I hope you've had an amazing week!  It's Friday and I'm wondering if you are filling "full" or "empty"?  

Yes, this is a subject as a coach, trainer, and speaker I talk about a lot with you.  Because it is SOOOOO important to your success in all areas of your life.

If you watch my online training on social media channels (for zero dollars), you might have caught me challenging you at the beginning of May to "fill yourself up" for at least 5 minutes every day for 30 days.  If you heard it, did you do it?  If you didn't hear it, can you reflect back on May and ask how many days did you INPUT some good stuff?

Good stuff meaning podcasts, videos, books, online courses, music, a spiritual community.... anything that fills you up from the inside out in a truly positive and uplifting way.  In today's world, it is so readily available - at no cost, at a small cost, or at larger investments, depending on what you're looking for.

So much has changed since I was...

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Is Your Work Fulfilling You 😁 or Draining You 🥵?

Is Your Work Fulfilling You or Draining You?  

I hope you answered "fulfilling me, of course!"  However, what I have found in 15+ years of coaching 1000's of people is that often times a person's Fulfillment becomes the most draining part of their life.

When one of your F-Words is draining you, it becomes very difficult to focus on the other 6 F-Words of Your Life, like your Faith or your Family & Friends.

So this week's focus is to create some simple steps in your life so that you can create ways to leave "work" at work.  First, we are going to go through five simple ways to leave work stress at work, whether you are an employee, a manager, or a business owner.  

Next, we are going to go through some bonus tips for business owners OR those of your that work from a home-based office space.

Let's dive in!!

Five simple ways to leave work stress at work:

1  Tidy up your area at the end of each day

Whether you have a cubicle, or you have an...

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Fulfilling Relationships & Communication

Can you believe we are already more than halfway through the month!?  Time just keeps flying and I hope you are making the most of every day!

One of the things that makes our days fulfilling is the quality of our relationships.  Whether that is with family, with friends, with business associates, clients, or team members.  

At the core of every relationship you have is one thing:

Communication.  

When we increase our level of communication, we can significantly impact the quality of our relationships.  Yet, communication is a HUGE category.  So this week I wanted to break it down into 3 very easy steps for you, so you could easily and systematically become a better communicator.

There is a big difference between "knowing" versus "doing".  

So as you review these 3 steps, I want you to be extremely honest in evaluating yourself.  Give yourself a score on a scale of 1 to 10 on the "doing" of these skills.  (Ten being perfect.)...

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FINE!

#Fine

/fīn/ adverb so-so; adequate; satisfactory

Have you ever had this conversation:

     "Hi my friend. How are you? How's work going?"
     "I'm alright. Work is fine. And you?"

What do you feel when reading the word "fine" in the response above? How do you feel when you tell someone you are "fine"? Do you mean, "I feel as excellent as a beautiful expensive FINE bottle of wine"? Or do you mean, "I feel fine, okay, so-so, borderline crappy and just getting by"?

Think about your current job, career, or business. Evaluate your level of Fulfillment now on a scale of 1 to 10 - where 10 equals ultimate Fulfillment and 1 equals shear misery. Write that number down in your journal.

This most dangerous score is a mediocre score between 4 and 6 because that means you are in the "FINE zone". That means you are not uncomfortable enough to make a change, like when you absolutely hate what you're doing, or are just surviving, willing to do anything it takes to make...

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Fulfillment: F-Word #6

Fulfillment

/foolˈfilmənt/ noun satisfaction or happiness as a result of fully developing one's potential

Fulfillment as a word has many definitions and meanings. For the sake of our discussion today, we are going to define it as what you do for a living - whether that is a job, a career, or a business. At the core, it’s what you do to earn money to pay the bills or how you spend the majority of your day contributing to society and the world.

The ultimate goal is that your job, career, or business also brings you a sense of fulfillment (satisfaction or happiness), as well as a paycheck or significant wealth.

We spend so much of our overall time each week “working”. For most that’s at least 5 days a week, for a minimum of 8 hour days. I know many of you reading this work many many more than a mere 40 hours a week. The reason for that can be many - working overtime or multiple jobs to just get by or to save up for Family or Freedom in some way. Others may be...

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