What or who would you take?

Dear {{firstname}},

What or who would you take?

What is your intention for the week?

Ask yourself…

What do you value most?

What is the first thing (or person) you would take if the house caught fire?

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Blessings,
Shawna Schuh, CSP

 Serving Leaders Who Ignite Others
 Executive Coaching, Speaking, Columnist and Author
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Do you spend wisely?

We’ve been studying the business philosopher, Jim Rohn on the Monday through Friday accountability call I lead at 5:15 am. I admire and enjoy this topic so want to share some insights with you.

Jim Rohn has some quotes that really startle you, or, rather, what is more true is that — they startle me.

When something startles me I like to stop and pay attention.

Here’s the quote that did it this time.

“Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely.” 

This quote implies, and rightly so that days are numbered and diminishing as they go by. There are only so many days in life. We don’t know how many we are allotted but they are not endless.

Once a business colleague who is well over a decade ahead of me mentioned that he had determined how many more summers seemed likely for his life. When he realized there were probably around 20 to 30 good ones, he decided then and there that no summer would pass without joy and adventure.

Breaking it not into years, but into summers did it for him.

What does thinking about the expense of a day do for you?

And an idea that may be of value to you is to rate your days with this question:

“Did I spend this day well?” 

That would be a yes or no answer –  or a percentage since most days are filled with both amazement as well as the mundane.

And the second question for your day is:

“How can I spend tomorrow better?” 

Lastly, only you can determine how to spend a day, what to invest in, relish or endure. However, when you count the cost of a day and remember you will never get it back, you might consider being more deliberate in your thinking and planning.

Today, I spent time writing this for you. There is a dog at my feet which I can rub and pet and pamper and who fills my heart with love and laughter.

Later, I will walk to the barn to be with the horses and, for certain, I will connect with both clients and friends.

And, I will probably waste time as well. Sigh, the goal from this day forward is to waste less, serve more and spread the word that days are diminishing, use them well! Won’t you help me?

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Did you know the Winter edition of Top Women in the Pet Industry Magazine is now open? Click to be seen in the Winter issue. Find out more here.

I adore you!

Blessings,
Shawna Schuh, CSP

Serving Leaders Who Ignite Others
 Executive Coaching, Speaking, Columnist and Author
 503-970-5774

Is your life a grand adventure?

Is your life a grand adventure?

What is your intention for the week?

Ask yourself…

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Is there a first time something you’ve been wanting to do but haven’t yet?

How would it feel to do that something this week?

Did you know the Winter edition of Top Women in the Pet Industry Magazine is now open? Click to be seen in the Winter issue. Find out more here.

Blessings,
Shawna Schuh, CSP

 Serving Leaders Who Ignite Others
 Executive Coaching, Speaking, Columnist and Author
 503-970-5774

Do you have a friend that could use a boost? Share with them how they could learn how to Ignite Their Leadership – Schedule a Discovery Session with Shawna.
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Leader Profiles: Lea-Ann Germinder and Mary Ann Ruud

Lea-Ann Germinder of Good News for Pets delivers sage advice on failure, and the rewards of reverse mentoring. Click here to view!

Enjoy this week’s leader profile — Mary Ann Ruud of Raised Rights Pets!

Did you know the Winter edition of Top Women in the Pet Industry Magazine is now open? Click to be seen in the Winter issue. Find out more here.

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How is raising a puppy like leading a team?

Sometimes when I’m working alone in my office, on top of the hill on my property, looking out over the lush green Oregon countryside, I wonder —  what would most be of most to you?

There is much I have on my writing docket, however, all of it is intended to be of value or service to you. I keep that top of mind.

How do I move through this process? Mostly through asking myself questions, and allowing the lessons that flow to me abundantly through my life, animals, and interacting with others.

One of the most recent sources of inspiration is my new pup, Kingston. Why is it that prior to a new puppy you think you’re a pretty good communicator, and after the new puppy you are simply too tired to think anything?

I’m sorta kidding, of course. At times, he has been very vocal about his displeasure on his crate training, but he eventually settles down. Since I work from an office with a door to the outside it’s been pretty great to keep on top of his rhythms, and so far so good. Since he’s a puppy he sleeps a lot, and that gives me nice writing time.

What this might mean for you is a question I’ve asked myself more and more recently, “How is raising a puppy like leading a team?”

Here’s what I’ve come up with so far:

  1. Paying attention is the key to success. When I watch, keep on it and learn from my observations, I make better decisions and cut off problems before they start.. (or before too much damage has been done).
  2. Routine is everything. When we go to bed, when we go outside, where we go, and how we do feeding times. It’s not long before you realize what part of the routine works, and which parts don’t where you end up saying to yourself “What was I thinking?”
  3. Praise what you want more of.  The fact I’m praising my pup on going to the potty is not the issue. The issue is that he is going when and where I want him to go because I praise him when he does it right. Do we do this enough with those we work with? 

The pup is a joy. What a gift to receive so many lessons from something so forgiving.

May this be a gift to you as well!

Did you know the Winter edition of Top Women in the Pet Industry Magazine is now open? Click to be seen in the Winter issue. Find out more here.

If you dig my writing/thoughts, feel free to share with a friend!  New to the Weekly? Sign up here.

I adore you!

 

Blessings,
Shawna Schuh, CSP

Serving Leaders Who Ignite Others
 Executive Coaching, Speaking, Columnist and Author
 503-970-5774