When Was The Last Time You Were Surprised and Delighted?

 

One Christmas when I was a very little girl, my mother came into the room I shared with my brother with her hands behind her back. “Do you want to see something special?” She asked.

It was very dark in the room and she hadn’t turned the lights on, so our eyes were wide, and we both nodded in silence.

It was rare to have my mother come in and not turn on a light, and even more rare to have her ask us a question rather than hushing us to sleep.

When she was satisfied we really wanted to see what she had, she withdrew her arms from behind her back and extended her hands towards us. One close to my brother’s wide eyes, and one towards my own.

Then she unfolded her fingers to reveal a tiny illuminated angel sitting on each outstretched hand. We both caught our breath from the beauty and wonder of that moment. My mother’s smiling face lit up behind each tiny angel she held out for us to see.

“These angels are to watch over you while you sleep.” She whispered.

This memory is dear to me for lots of reasons and I share it with you to ask – when was the last time you were surprised and delighted? Christmas time lends itself to these kinds of moments – and maybe even more important for us as adults, when was the last time we did something to surprise and delight those we serve?

Remember, sometimes it’s the tiniest things that make the biggest impact.

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Blessings,
Shawna Schuh, CSP

Serving Leaders Who Ignite Others
Executive Coaching, Speaking, Columnist and Author
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You didn’t want it anyway…

You didn’t want it anyway…

What is your intention for the week?

Ask yourself…

You know those things you realize after you have them you really didn’t even want them?

How grateful can we be we realized that – or that we have the courage to let them go?

Are you grateful for all the things you don’t have that you didn’t/don’t want?

What one thing do you do or have you let go of that you are most grateful for?

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Blessings,
Shawna Schuh, CSP

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

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Leader Profile: Kellyn Grantham, Target

Fresh off the digital press! Our very first Leader Feature from the new winter edition of Top Women in the Pet Industry Magazine!

The magazine features Kellyn Grantham, Senior Director of Corporate Development for Target. Read about this speaker who believes in family, and that pets are part of that family!

You can read the full magazine by clicking here.

Kellyn is speaking next week at the Pets & Money Summit in  Austin, Texas.  If you don’t know about the event – check it out here.

Click to learn more about the Pets & Money Summit. 

Let’s unite women leaders in the pet industry together!

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Did You Get Too Much Advice Last Week?

 

Sometimes at holiday gatherings, people like to tell other people what to do, how to do it, or even, what the other person is doing wrong (in their opinion…)

If you got too much advice last week (along with turkey) – on anything or everything – here’s a statement one of my clients shared that I loved.

“Don’t take advice from someone not living the life you want.” 

Now that’s advice I will take!

When someone is telling me how healthy they are, and all about their new diet, I take a good look at their weight, their skin and habits. If they’re not living the life I want I simply smile and walk away.

Getting relationship advice from a person in a rocky relationship, or from someone who has never had a good relationship is probably not your best use of time.

And I won’t even bring up – parenting advice, pet behavior advice, or even those determined to tell you how to style or organize something. Because clearly, what works for them is not guaranteed to work for you.

What you might think about instead. 

Observe those living the lifestyle you covet. Those with good habits that you can see, strong relationships across the board, and a generous spirit and instead of taking advice, begin to ask:

  • About their thinking.
  • About their habits and routines.
  • How they continue to improve.
  • If they can impart some wisdom in an area they do well.

Here is the caveat. Don’t ask those that aren’t living the life you want!

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Blessings,
Shawna Schuh, CSP

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

Are you young at heart?

Are you young at heart?

What is your intention for the week?

Ask yourself…

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?

Can you think younger this week?

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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.

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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