Leader Feature: Karen Finkle, Balance Organically

Karen Finkle believes in continually learning and mentoring. She also believes that leadership is a privilege. This is a woman you will enjoy learning about. Read on!

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Your Word Of the Year

Exciting, terrifying, enticing and maybe even mundane… all of those things and whatever else you decide to create!

I’ve been roaming around the internet searching for inspiration about picking a word of the year. You may have heard of this, or you may have already picked a word, or have in the past.

How do you do it? What are the criteria for this word for you? Does it work? Does it keep you focused, does it make you a better version of yourself?

This is something that will work if you decide it will, like everything in life!

For me, I love to pick something that goes with the year. This year “2020” I’ve picked the year of PLENTY.

PLENTY

A large or sufficient amount or quantity; more than enough.

Abundance, profusion: refers to a large quantity or supply.

Suggests a supply that is fully adequate to any demands:

An ample and generous oversupply.

Plenty is the way I want to think, act, work.

Giving myself:

Plenty of space to think and meditate.

Plenty of options with food and drink.

Plenty of ways to stretch, move, and sweat.

Plenty of clients that want to be served and grow.

Plenty of leaders joining our movement.

Plenty of revenue to use, spend, share, invest and save.

Then I looked deeper…

Plenty of freedom to play, ride, revel and relish.

Plenty of love to give, receive and share.

Plenty of joy, gratitude and bliss.

What might your word be for 2020? I would love to hear about it!

Remember, you create your life by the way you think. Make it magnificent!

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Can you admit – you are talented?

 

Can you admit – you are talented?

Set your intention.

Ask yourself:

When you look in the mirror this week – what will you say to the person looking back?

Can you see the talent there?

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A Favorite Mind-Setting Quote:

A man’s wealth is the good he does in the world. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.  But you are eternity and you are the mirror.

Kahlil Gibran (Lebanese born American philosophical essayist, novelist and poet, 1883-1931)

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Leader Feature: Joe Markham, Owner, Kong Company

You will adore Joe Markham just as I did when I first met him at the APDT conference. He is humble, engaging and does everything for the love of dogs! My wish is that you have the opportunity to meet and talk with Joe – you will be better for it, I know I am!

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503-970-5774

Deciding to do things differently

Exciting, terrifying, enticing and maybe even mundane… all of those things and whatever else you decide to create!

The more we interact with the world, the more we come to realize how vast the opinions and lives of others are.

Watching any kind of series or film nowadays, I’m shocked and troubled by the amount of nudity, sex, violence, foul language, and all the intimate details we as a viewer are exposed to.

What has happened to the values and morals which seemed to be the glue that made living in society safer, calmer, better?

Remember when speaking about politics was interesting rather than combative?

My mother and father were people of high integrity and values. If my brother or I didn’t conduct ourselves well in public, my mother would escort us out of the situation, and everyone went home. No arguing, no yelling, no threats, just a clear message that what was happening was inappropriate, and not going to be tolerated.

The films and limited television we watched left things to our imagination — and what a rich, full level of imagination we gained!

Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.

~H. Jackson Browne, Jr.

Why do I bring this up at the beginning of this new year and new decade? Because how we live is up to us.

If you have a dog, you know that consistency, clear communication and keeping focused on rules works wonders. It shapes how well behaved, how much joy, and how easy it is to be in the world with your pet.

So here’s a challenge I want to put out to the world. Can you do that with yourself? Can you do that with your human family and friends? 

Why not decide today to:

  • Keep quiet about the intimate details of your life.
  • Allow your voice to stay calm as you encounter others doing irritating things.
  • Remove yourself and your two and four-legged friends out of a poor situation.
  • Only speak good and positive words without the foul ones slipping in.
  • Think and act reasonably. We share this earth after all.

It’s called guarding your mind. It’s your mind, and what you allow in matters.

Let me know what you do to guard your mind. We can all help each other, yes?

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Shawna Schuh, CSP
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Executive Coach, Speaker, Columnist & Author
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