WOW Word-Of-the-Week #295: Choices

April 3, 2010 by · Comments Off on WOW Word-Of-the-Week #295: Choices 

Choices – what we do consciously or unconsciously every day.

Do you choose to be in control of your life every day? Do you feel you make good choices?

This week my computer crashed. So I had to make a choice about being upset or letting it go. I had been keeping my website up to date when I had internet. I had my WOW ready to go. All of which I no longer have access to. And then along comes this wonderful email from Steve Straus who sends out S T E V E ‘ S….3 – M I NU T E….C O A C H I N G

Today’s Topic – PRINCIPLE: Choices (Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)

You can either make your own choices or let someone else make them for you. It’s your choice!

Of course there are times when it’s useful to let someone else make choices for you — when they have more expertise, when they have more time, or when they need to learn something new by making a choice and experiencing the result. But that is not what this Principle is about.

The issue is do you see yourself as always being at choice, always in charge of your life? Or do you feel constrained, unable to be free to choose? If it’s the latter, you might want to ask yourself why that is so.

Choose to live free. Choose to always be at choice.

Coaching Point: What’s a great choice you made recently?

Well for me, I was referred to a travel agent from San Diego who has lived in Thailand for the last 12 years. And that was a very smart choice as this has been a great trip so far. This week I hope you take Steve’s advice and choose to live free and be at choice.

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Reader Responses

“This is a great tone.  Do you mind sharing the THAILAND travel agent information?  I want to do a trip to Thailand for my  honeymoon and would love some guidance!  Thank you” – Jenna

Word Of the Week #4: Choices

April 20, 2009 by · Comments Off on Word Of the Week #4: Choices 

Choices: the voluntary and deliberate act of choosing.

You make choices everyday, some of them consciously and some unconsciously! If there is something that is not working in your life, then you can choose to make to make it different.

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I find a lot of people would rather complain or ignore the things that are not working, rather than take the action to create what they do want.

For example, if your job or your relationships are not as fun as they used to be, what can you choose to do to change that? If you are in the wrong job, then you can choose to find another one. If you have relationships that are strained, then ask yourself, “What can I choose to do to create a different outcome?”

Think about the conscious choices you make this week and how it makes you feel and the affect it has on those people around you.

Reader Responses

“Another great word – choices! I truly believe that our lives are governed by the choices we make. Granted, things do happen that are out of our control, but for the most part, our choices (or lack of them) determine who we are and where we go in life. For every action, there is a consequence – good or bad. Too many people prefer to blame everyone or everything else for the consequences in their lives rather than take responsibility for their choices.” — Terry L. Green

“Unbeknownst to you, I have taken your advice. I chose to resign my position at the Club and seek a new job. I was terribly unhappy. You can only beat a dog so many times before he runs away! Thanks for the advice.” — Andy

“I love these Susan! keep them coming. I look forward to these, they encourage me and help me to look at my innerself, to make any necessary adjustments to make everyday a better day.

I feel fortunate that I attended the Women’s conference, because I feel like I brought something with me.” — Brenda Moreno

The FUN-damentals of Attitude: How to Turn a Positive Attitude into Positive Results

March 28, 2009 by · Comments Off on The FUN-damentals of Attitude: How to Turn a Positive Attitude into Positive Results 

In today’s world, having a positive attitude is often given as a secret to success, but how do you get it, hang onto it, and spread the fever to others? In this practical and pragmatic program, Susan Clarke shares with you how to remain upbeat to achieve your desired results.

Practical, Action-Oriented Steps

While many speakers simply talk in platitudes, Susan uses her trademarked humor and frankness to actually take you on a step-by-step journey towards changing your behavior. She first provides you with the tools to understand yourself. Then, she gives you the tools so that you can understand others. You walk away with proven ideas that will help you achieve your relationship goals with colleagues, superiors, family, and friends.

Shifting Attitudes Leads to Positive Latitude

The power of a positive attitude affords you maximum flexibility – you can adapt, change, and even evolve so that you can respond appropriately. And, with a new positive attitude, you can expect to:

  • Enjoy your work environment more thoroughly as you laugh and find the humor in everyday rituals;
  • Achieve a higher degree of team work and cooperation from colleagues;
  • Appreciate the differences and idiosyncrasies of family members, close friends, and life partners.
  • Realize work, personal, and relationship goals.

Long-Lasting Results

Susan Clarke’s programs stay with you long after the laughter has subsided. In fact, you’ll notice that once you start implementing your new tools, you’ll be in a better mood today and for many tomorrows.

Attitude is all about choice… make the decision today to have Susan help you change the way you think!