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Helping You Connect With Confidence                         June 17, 2011 
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Gardening can be a wonderful way to de-stress, to create something beautiful, to enjoy some quiet, contemplative, thinking time.

I couldn't care less.

Okay, maybe that's a little harsh.  I guess it's not so much a matter of not caring as not knowing how to avoid feeling overwhelmed.  You see, our yard is nearly a half-acre in size, and one space flows into the next - no neat, tidy, well-defined flower beds, just one big undifferentiated area.  I struggle to keep my focus narrow enough to avoid becoming paralyzed by the sheer volume of weeding-mowing-planting-watering that cries out to be done.

This is an area in which, I'm grateful to say, I do better in my professional life than in my personal one.  After what seems like a   l-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-n-g time, I've finally settled on a system that allows me to clearly and reliably identify my key priorities and stay focused on them until they're completed.  Maybe if I take my laptop outside next time I do yard work, it will put me in a focused, productive state of mind...

If you're challenged by all the things you could do in your business and sometimes struggle to get clear on what you should do, perhaps these Nuggets can steer you in the right direction.


Tip of the Week
Don't be afraid to ask for guidance in areas that you know are challenges for you - and then implement the suggestions.


My WordQueens writing partner, Cindy, is an avid gardener.  When I began whining one day about the flourishing weed bed in my front yard, she offered to come by and lay out a plan of attack that would allow me to keep my sanity and make progress on what seemed like a totally unmanageable job.


If you can tap the knowledge of someone who has a clue, you'll avoid the stress and wasted time of reinventing the wheel.
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A Really Good Resource

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If you're one of the many, many entrepreneurs who struggle to shut their brains off, consider yoga.
This seemingly mild-mannered activity is very powerful.  You can make the practice as easy or as demanding as you choose, you become strong and toned (hubba hubba), and you can let go of those whirling thoughts and just concentrate on the here and now.
To find a well-trained yoga instructor, check out the Yoga Alliance's website.  Both your mind and your body will appreciate it.
Thanks to my friend Flickr.


Here are this month's heroes who graciously allowed me to use their images, posted in the Creative Commons area of Flickr, in this issue of Networking Nuggets
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Wishing you the courage to be uncomfortable...

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