Weekly – Are you looking or seeing?

What is the point of having a good view?

I live on a hill. It looks out over a small valley that holds many trees, brush, blackberry bushes that creep and a winding gravel road that leads to the barn and onto the main road that takes me into town.

I also have large picture windows that are really pieces of art since the view through them changes into the most gorgeous landscapes each season.  I would like to say I spend time really looking out the windows – and yet – Though I glance out of them often, do I really see what is there? Does this happen in your life or business too?

So, how do we shift from looking and start seeing? And what do we want to see?

Most of this is about, of course, what we are focused on. When someone comes into our business are we looking at them only rather than seeing them?

What does it take to see?

  1. Deepness – looking deeper than the surface. To note the subtle things that at first glance you might miss. And that will help you notice and then comment or compliment on.
  2. Finding the good, the positive, the little things that would make your client feel special. The light in their eyes, the smile they display and the questions they ask.
  3. Noting what is off. From a frown, or signs of tiredness or even someone down in the shoulders. These are signs that a sweet word from you may make all the difference to their day.

One of the gifts of writing this weekly is how it helps me (as I seek to help you) to do what I am   – so that I will look as usual and also I will seek to really see.

How about you?

If you would like help becoming aware and reaching higher levels of results – set up a complimentary success clarifying call with Shawna here.

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 Shawna Schuh, CSP  Serving Leaders Who Ignite Others  Executive Coaching, Speaking, Columnist and Author 503-970-5774 
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Weekly – One of the Most Demanding Traits of a Leader

Are You Consistent As a Leader?

One of my team and I had a little misunderstanding. When we stopped to talk about it she said to me, “You are inconsistent sometimes.”

She is right. I am inconsistent sometimes.

I could probably say that I am consistently inconsistent but I think that would probably be some sort of grammatical inconsistency! Ha!

How can we become more consistent?

In my search about the traits most beneficial to a leader – consistency is one that is sought muchly and attained rarely. – And I think the reason is that we are such interesting beings, us humans.

In attempting to understand and decide how to become more consistent in my leadership, I am studying the leaders I most admire and one quote I uncovered and like is from Lincoln Chafee who said, “Trust is built with consistency.”

So that’s my call to action – to work on becoming more and more consistent! And I trust by having this goal I can attain it. What do you think?

If you would like help becoming aware and reaching higher levels of results – set up a complimentary success clarifying call with Shawna here.

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 Shawna Schuh, CSP  Serving Leaders Who Ignite Others  Executive Coaching, Speaking, Columnist and Author 503-970-5774 
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Weekly – Do You Have The Right Habits Of Mind?

Where is your mind leading you?

In my quest to make sure my clients have the most cutting edge information around anything that can improve their leadership performance, we talk a lot about habits, routines, thinking, self-examination, and more and more –

This week we embark on the nifty work of Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick called Habits of Mind: A Developmental Series.

Why even think about developing some habits of mind – especially 16 of them? (There are 16 of them!) Because those that get better are the ones who get better results! Stands to reason right?

Instead of giving you all sixteen – here’s the link for you to uncover them yourself –

https://www.chsvt.org/wdp/Habits_of_Mind.pdf

And here’s the point of bringing it up:

What are you doing to develop YOUR habits of mind?

This list might be a good place to start!

https://www.chsvt.org/wdp/Habits_of_Mind.pdf

If you would like help becoming aware and reaching higher levels of results – set up a complimentary success clarifying call with Shawna here.

 Blessings,
 Shawna Schuh, CSP  Serving Leaders Who Ignite Others  Executive Coaching, Speaking, Columnist and Author 503-970-5774 
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www.ShawnaSchuh.com
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Weekly – Are You Ready to Revitalize Your Routine?

Six Weeks into the Year – Are You Missing the Magic?

The rabbit hole I sometimes find myself in usually starts with research. It might be the quote I’m going to use, who said this and what did they do or contribute? It can also be a headline or storyline that sucks me into reading more. Usually, I gain insight, learn something new, or think a new thought, all of which make my life more wonderful and that’s my goal for you too.

How are you making your life more wonderful?

A rabbit hole I found myself in while researching quotes about routines led me to an author/minister/televangelist I was unfamiliar with. A man named Mike Murdock who said, “The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.”

Is this true? And if so, what is the secret? How can it be hidden?

This led me to a book he wrote called, The Law of Recognition – in which he makes a case that what we seek may very well be right in front of us, in our lives, a part of our world now, however, we don’t recognize it.

Think about that for a moment – what if – the life you want is already here, only you’re missing it’s magic? The relationships you long for, are in your life just hidden from you by anger or fear or history? The joy you seek is simply a matter of becoming aware of the warm muzzle that seeks your hand, the friend on the phone, or the book on your shelf?

You are the one to determine these things however my job is to challenge you to think about things in new ways. What if, your future success really is inside your daily routine? How might you look at that routine differently or tweak it?

I would love to know how you go about it – I’m only a click away! Shawna@ShawnaSchuh.com

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 Shawna Schuh, CSP  Serving Leaders Who Ignite Others  Executive Coaching, Speaking, Columnist and Author 503-970-5774 
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Weekly – What Color Are Your Thoughts?

Ready to do some colouring?

It’s February and there’s a lot of white around the nation. Skies are grey, the trees are bare and sometimes this affects our mood – my mood less since I paint my days in colour.

My mom used to say that it wasn’t smart to walk around with rose-coloured glasses on which I am now realizing isn’t completely true. Especially since I ran across this quote from Marcus Aurelius…

“Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.”

Mostly I read about how to think positive, or think possibilities and I do and agree, but what about colour? What about using this simple visual tool to see your day differently, your environment and the people around you?

What would it feel like to bath someone you are gazing at in a soft amber glow? What if you looked at every paper you touched today with the colour of its importance rather than a stack of get-to-when-I can papers?

Recently I learned the importance of light when dealing with so much screen time and an associate showed me how to set my phone and computer up so that my screens change during different times of the day – more sunrise and sunset colours so that my body and eyes are not fatigued with the blue screen.

The point is that a change in colour and light can alter and improve your health.

So why not extend that to everything you see today?

Put a little colour on some normal or mundane things and see who life gets richer, better and more brilliant!

Oh – and change your screen colours – it’s cool and will help your health!

If you would like help becoming aware and reaching higher levels of results – set up a complimentary success clarifying call with Shawna.

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