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Mid-Week Motivation Booster from Tim Connor – 6/29/11

June 29th, 2011 No comments

Weekly Quote
“The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.”
~ Marcus Aurelius

Weekly TimBit
Every relationship has its emotional ups and downs. These are caused by any number of emotional issues. Some of the emotions that are evident in any relationship are: blame, anger, resentment, jealousy, happiness, joy, fear, guilt, emotional games, sadness, grief, pain, disappointment, unrealized expectations, cheerfulness and numerous others.

When I speak of emotional immaturity I am referring to inappropriate emotions given a certain activity, situation, or circumstance. For example, carrying resentment around for several years after the cause of the resentment isn’t healthy either physically or for the relationship. Blaming your partner for an action when they are just doing the best they can at the time with what they have is to invite a breakdown in communication and intimacy. Not being sensitive to your partners negative emotional state due to a situation in their career or life is to send a message that you are emotionally distant from their needs, desires or feelings.

Question for the week
Do you know what Emtional Maturity really is?

Recommended reading
Soul Wisdom, Zhi Gang Sha

Mid-Week Motivation Booster from Tim Connor – 6/22/11

June 22nd, 2011 No comments

Weekly Quote
“Time is what we want most, but… what we use worst.”
~ William Penn

Weekly TimBit
Everywhere you look, life is getting more and more complicated. While on the surface technology may appear to simplify your life there are always tradeoffs. There are many factors that seem to be moving our lives faster and making them more complicated.

I recently read a survey that said (I am always suspect of surveys but here it is anyway) 70% of the population (USA) wanted more than anything else to simplify their lives. Yet these same very people keep buying more toys and faster computers. Interesting paradox. We have been led to believe that more makes it easier. Faster makes it easier. I don’t think so. Only when you determine in what areas you are guilty of complicating your life can you change it if you decide to.

Question for the week
What complicates your life and what can you do about it?

Recommended reading
Around the year with Emmet Fox, Fox

Mid-Week Motivation Booster from Tim Connor – 6/1/11

June 1st, 2011 No comments

Weekly Quote
“Ability is what you’re capable of doing – Motivation determines what you do – Attitude determines how well you do it.”
~ Raymond Chandler

Weekly TimBit
Setbacks and adversity are often signals that some aspect of life has come to an end or needs to come to an end. They are wake-up calls or what I call choice points in life. Many people, myself included, on a number of occasions, resist endings from time to time. Sometimes however, we embrace or encourage them. We want to continue life, a business or a lifestyle forever. Most people die with unfinished business left in them. It is seldom that there isn’t something more that could have been said, done, seen, learned or shared by someone who has passed on. Learn to see setbacks as opportunities to question your decisions, life direction, goals and commitment.

Question for the week
What is your typical response to life’s setbacks?

Recommended reading
The Four Agreements, Ruiz

Mid-Week Motivation Booster from Tim Connor – 3/16/11

March 16th, 2011 No comments

Weekly Quote
“If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves.”
~ Thomas Edison

Weekly TimBit
Goals and direction. The ultimate achievement of a goal is less important than the ability to continue working towards it. Many people achieve their goals and are then often disappointed once they get it. A goal once achieved is a milestone yes, but you can’t just sit back and rest on your previous success. Even a shark will die if it doesn’t keep moving forward. So the key is just keep moving in the right direction if you want to some day arrive at the destination of your dreams.

Question for the week
Are you content with your life direction or are you focused more on outcomes?

Recommended reading
Fail Often So You Can Succeed Sooner, Connor/Mitchell (Just released)

Mid-Week Motivation Booster 02/23/11

February 23rd, 2011 No comments

Weekly Quote
“A problem well stated is a problem half solved.”
~ Charles F. Kettering

Weekly TimBit
We live in a very stressful world. Everywhere you turn there are people, events, circumstances and situations that can have a stressful impact on us. There are two responses to these stressful situations. One to use them as teachers to see where personal growth is needed and two – to whine, moan and bemoan your situation as unfair. Life isn’t fair or unfair. It gives each of us an equal amount of opportunities to improve or remain stuck. There are two ways to improve the outcome of these stressors in your life. One is to modify your life outlook and attitudes the other is through better personal and stress management.

Question for the week
What is your typical response to stressful situations?

Recommended reading
You Don’t Have to Learn The Hard Way, Parrish

Mid-Week Motivation Booster from Tim Connor 12/15/10

December 15th, 2010 No comments

Weekly Quote
“May you live all the days of your life.”
~ Jonathan Swift

Weekly TimBit
We live in stress-filled and fast-paced world. Everyone has more on his/her plate than they can possibly ever finish. Oh yes, all of this stuff may get done – but at what cost? Our minutes and days are filled with details, projects, activities, responsibilities, roles and expectations of others. We rush through our lives at a record pace, leaving broken relationships, unfulfilled dreams and lot’s of disappointments in our wake. Why? Well, it’s in the name of progress, success, have it, do it, learn it, own it, see it all NOW. Well, I have news for you – you will never do it all, see it all, learn it all, or have it all in one lifetime.

So, what’s the answer? Learn to take little breaks during the day, the week, the month and year. I am not talking about formal vacations, or days off. I am referring to mental breaks where you shut everything down – (I mean everything) for a few minutes or a few hours. You just walk away from everything ‘mentally’. You give your mind and your spirit a sorely needed vacation. Whether it is a walk in the park for an hour or locking your office door and meditating or fanaticizing for just a few minutes or turning off your cell phone or computer. You would be amazed at what regular breaks in your routines will do for your energy, resolve, stress, worries, and the need to keep busy every minute of the day.

Question for the week
What’s preventing you from taking mini-breaks?

Recommended reading
Peace of Mind, Is The Greatest Gift You Can Give Yourself, Yours truly


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Mid – Week Motivational Boosters 7/21/10

July 21st, 2010 No comments

Quote for the week
“Act happy, feel happy, be happy, without a reason in the world. Then you can love, and do what you will.”
~ Dan Millman

TimBit
In an age of “what’s in it for me?”, one of the ways each of us can change the consciousness of the world in which we travel – whether it is your family, community, or your nation – is to develop a personal philosophy of giving yourself away. Now, I don’t mean to imply that you have to share all of your time, ideas, or wealth with your neighbor or a total stranger. That being understood, I would ask you, how much of “you” are you sharing?

Question
Where are you sharing yourself with others today?

Reading
Ten Things I learned From Bill Porter, Brady

Copyright: 6/2010 – Tim Connor, CSP

Mid – Week Motivational Boosters – June 2, 2010

June 2nd, 2010 No comments

Quote for the week
“Wait for the wisest of all counselors, Time.”
~ Pericles

TimBit for the week
Life is lived in the present, one moment at a time, not, in the past or future. Our futures and memories are created in all of our NOW moments. Living in the present means staying focused on what is happening now, not what happened yesterday, or may happen tomorrow. People who focus on past: mistakes, errors in judgment, words that were said with innocence, omissions, and disappointment tend to bring a great deal of negative energy into the present. People who focus on the future: expectations, desires, hopes and ‘some day dreams’ tend to miss the value, joy and wonder of their present moments. Everyone has stuff’, you, nor anyone else will ever rid of it all. The key is to understand that you can’t fix what happened yesterday, and you can’t fix anything tomorrow. You fix everything NOW.

Question for the week
What people or circumstances pull you out of your present moments?

Reading
Three Magic Words, Anderson

Mid – Week Motivational Boosters 5/19/10

May 19th, 2010 No comments

Quote for the week
“What hunger is in relation to food, zest is in relation to life.”
- Bertrand Russell

TimBit for the week
All of life is a personal interpretation or perception of what is happening in our world. Each of us can look at a sunset, picture, or event and see something different. We can eat the same food, hear the same sounds, and smell the same smells, but in every case we will experience something totally unique. Life is filled with illusions that present themselves as real. One of the biggest illusions that people who are happy have let go of, is that anyone other than themselves is responsible for their happiness, success, security, well being, and life outcomes. It is important to have friends, support systems, and to be able to count on others for understanding and help from time to time. However, really happy people know that although these are helpful and even important sometimes, they have learned that they are responsible for their own happiness.

Question for the week
What life illusions have you convinced yourself are real and how are they impacting your life?

Reading
Man’s Search for Meaning, Frankel

Copyright: 4/2010 – Tim Connor, CSP

Mid – Week Motivational Boosters 2/17/10

February 17th, 2010 No comments

Quote for the week
“No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.”
- Calvin Coolidge

Weekly TimBit
Everything in life offers choices. We can choose freedom or we can choose to be a prisoner. Freedom is your ability to own your own life, to choose in every situation what you want in your life. You can choose to be free in your emotions or you can give them up to the control of another person, always reacting rather than staying conscious or awake. Some people feel or say they are not free in one circumstance or another, They have chosen to feel stuck. You are never stuck anywhere, in any career or job, in a way of life, with a person or in a place. You can choose freedom over being a victim or slave to what is rather than what can be. People who are free have become more comfortable with who they are becoming than who they are.

Weekly Question
Where do you feel stuck?

This week’s Reading
Breakthrough, Rebecca Clark