Leader Profile: Lisa Blaurock, Affordable Allergy Test

Enjoy this week’s Top Women in the Pet Industry Magazine‘s Leader Profile – Lisa Blaurock of Affordable Allergy Test. Here to give you more and more ideas.

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I’m not angry at YOU!

If you’re ever heard that phrase, “I’m not angry at you!” You may have scratched your head and thought, “You certainly act and sound angry.” And no doubt they do. We do. I do.

I will sometimes be so angry at myself  that I sound, act and behave in an angry way to those around me. This is a mistake. I know, people have told me, I’ve told others, and it’s still not that easy to shift. Today, this Tuesday Schuh-Day I will provide some ways that have helped – not to make me any less angry with me, but to make it easier on others.

First, a quote to back me up on this thinking from business philosopher, Jim Rohn,

“No one else makes us angry. We make ourselves angry when we surrender control of our attitude.” 

Now think about that – when we surrender control of our attitude…

So how do we get our attitude back on track? How do we keep our emotions in check enough to, even when angry, disappointed or in my case more often, frustrated?

Here’s what I’ve done (mostly successfully) – and which I continue to do when those emotions come up, which I pray will also help you too.

  1. Stop – simply stop for a moment and gather your thoughts. It’s when we “go off” on someone that we foul-up. It’s when we let our tongue run rampant that things turn bad. Whenever you feel that jolt of upset, simply stop. Stop talking, stop reacting, just stop.
  2. Take a breath. This will get some much-needed oxygen to your brain, and it works perfectly with the stop!
  3. Force a smile. There is something about turning your lips up, even when it’s forced, that moves your energy, and helps your attitude turn up too.
  4. Then say, “Here’s what’s good about this…”  Remember, you have to find what’s good about it BTW.

This last one is important because it’s how you get your attitude back in check. Finding the good – or finding what you are grateful for will push out the anger, disappointment or frustration.

What’s good about this post on anger is it’s a reminder to me, and I hope to you, that even when the anger you feel is not about the other person, they will feel it until you stop, breath, force that smile and find the good in whatever it is.

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Blessings, Shawna


Shawna Schuh, CSP

 Serving Leaders Who Ignite Others
 Executive Coaching, Speaking, Columnist and Author
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Monday Mindset: Do you have rocks or stepping stones?

Do you have rocks or stepping stones?

What is your intention for the week?

Ask yourself…

What’s an obstacle you have put in your own way?

Is there something you need to let go of this week?

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Leader Profile: Peggy Hoyt and Anne Carlson

Peggy Hoyt of Animal Care Trust delivers sound words of wisdom in this week’s leadership interview including why all leaders should own a pet!

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Enjoy this week’s leader profile!

 

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Is Time Running Out on Us?

Confession. I’m sorta over all of us constantly saying, “Didn’t this year go fast?”  I’m also someone who has caught themselves saying it! Multiple times.

Another thing I’d like to be over is how many electronic platforms I have to keep track of, and how fast they blow into the wind like the dandelions on my farm.

What makes us think the time is going so fast? My hunch is that it’s all we are cramming into our lives, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes.

Before electronics, we sat on the toilet in public bathrooms in silence. Sometimes that felt like forever… I digress…

Here’s a couple of ways I think we can slow down. These are things that work for me and I would love you to give them a go and let me know how they work for you. My hope is that you will stop saying, “Didn’t this year go fast?” and start saying “This was a perfect moment!”

  1. Stick your nose into something that, to you, smells wonderful. The act of putting your full face into something and taking a long, deep breath could be just the thing to help that moment shine. My favs are: The neck of a horse, sun ripe blackberries, or garden-raised roses.
  2. Brush out your dog, cat, or horse. Your act of service to these animals does so many things for you. It’s calming, it’s cleansing, the pet loves it, and your mind will slow down as you stroke the warm body under your hands.
  3. Gaze with the intent to see.  We look at things all the time and neglect to really see them. Your phone for instance. If I held it from you, could you tell me all the apps listed on your home page? Probably not (you’re trying to right now, aren’t you?)  If I test myself, I can only say for sure what’s in the far corners, well, except one… so if you want to relish time, and have perfect moments, gaze at something and really see it.
  4. Gaze at a tree and find 3 or more things you didn’t notice before. Look at a picture and note all the elements you may have overlooked. Have someone close their eyes and describe to them something ordinary (without naming it) and see if you captured the essence of it enough for them to guess it’s identity.

These things don’t take a lot of time, however, they help time reorder itself and in the process, you.

What do you do to relish the moments? I would love to know and if these ideas work for you as they do for me.

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Shawna

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