Saturday, September 28, 2019
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
We all have a lot going on in my life and I also know that we can all use some help from time to time. Realizing and accepting that can be transforming.
Sometimes for a range of reasons, we may resist reaching out and stop looking for solutions to our perceived problems or our feeling of being stuck. Yet, by not reaching out, we are destined to stay in that place when asking for help could propel us to new and unknown heights and happiness.
Whether you want to grow your business, get on a more rewarding path personally, or just want some ideas to feel better about yourself, making a decision to reach out and ask for some help is a great thing to do.
Jennifer House Coaching can be of service when you are ready to reach out. Let us give you some clarity and a renewed perspective toward your goals and desires. Call 530-310-6123 and let's talk about it.
Sunday, September 22, 2019
This is a great old video that demonstrates how one act of kindness to someone that you don't even know and have never met can be. This is true not only of the one the kindness was given but the ripple effects of all those that no one would have guessed could have benefitted. The ripple movement can last for years from one simple act of kindness.
A simple act of kindness? Truly, there is nothing simple about the effects of kindness. It is often miraculous.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Drawing on her research into early childhood development, psychologist Sara Valencia Botto investigates when (and how) children begin to change their behaviors in the presence of others -- and explores what it means for the values we communicate in daily interactions. (Watch for cute footage of sneaky toddlers.)
Monday, September 16, 2019
"We have all a better guide in ourselves,
if we would attend to it,
than any other person can be."
-- Jane Austen
Believing in ourselves, and in our own wisdom to guide our own lives, even ignoring or discounting what others tell us makes all the difference in how we flow through life and in our work.
I love how Jane says it so well. Swami Vivekananda takes it a step or two further in saying, "If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished." Another author, e. e. cummings fills in some color by saying, "Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit."
I've seen firsthand what that calm, confidence looks and acts like, and it is rather like even forgetting oneself because the confidence level is such that there is no need to focus there; almost as if it is a given. Joseph Campbell captured that thought this way: "When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness."
And, one more empowering thought for you this day from Thomas A. Edison:
"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves."
Friday, September 13, 2019
Have you ever wondered how to increase productivity? Whether you are an entrepreneur, business owner, or just trying to be more productive on any given day, I have 5 tips to help you become an all-around more productive person.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Human beings and computers alike share the challenge of how to get as much done as possible in a limited time. Over the last fifty or so years, computer scientists have learned a lot of good strategies for managing time effectively — and they have a lot of experience with what can go wrong. Brian Christian shares how we can use some of these insights to help make the most of our own lives. Lesson by Brian Christian, animation by Adriatic Animation.
Saturday, September 7, 2019
If you want to build something big, if you have a vision, a dream, or even just a clearly defined end goal, the question is not how you can make that happen right now, or tomorrow. The question is: "What habits can I put into place that will allow that end goal to manifest itself?"
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
"Instruction does much,
but encouragement everything."
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Goethe also is quoted saying, "The greatest evil that can befall man is that he should come to think ill of himself."
So, what is the real value of encouragement? It is that we help someone else to restore belief in themselves.
Instruction is good. We all can use instruction, but what we crave more than anything is to be empowered within ourselves in confidence, and thereby, in joy.
This is the power of coaching. It is part instruction, yes, but it is more because it empowers those who partake in the coaching experience to expand and become more. Empowering people is the most generous gift from coaching.
If it is time for you to grow with a coach to become more empowered and to have more joy in your life, call 530-310-6123 and let's chat. Step one toward empowerment is reaching out.
See more at https://jenniferhouse.net/
Sunday, September 1, 2019
"Kindness is a language
which the deaf can hear
and the blind can see."
-- Mark Twain
Sharing some beautiful thoughts on the subject of kindness. Imagine a family that is kind to one another. Imagine a business that is kind to all employees and customers. Imagine a world living every day in kindness to one another. Let it begin with me!
Henry James said this about kindness: "Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind, and the third is to be kind."
"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson