Thursday,  May 10, 2012
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russell_newRussell R. Shippee
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May 15, 10 AM & 3 PM EDT

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"Failure is success if we learn from it."


-Malcolm Forbes

"The man who removes a mountain
begins by carrying away small stones."



William Faulkner




"Your time is limited, don't waste it living someone else's life."



  Steve Jobs



"Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."




Steve Jobs

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Ahoy Captain 

Last week's article on procrastination hit a few nerves. That's because you knew, you knew it was you.  Good.  Let's hope it helped. 
Don't procrastinate on Mother's Day as it is Sunday and there is not time left. Remember, mothers are the BEST! What an opportunity to show your gratitude to your mother, the mother of your children, and all those who have mothered you and your children. 
The rain this past week caused a change in plans. When you have to change, do you get upset, or just adjust? Life has changes and obstacles. The value is in how we react. When you get handed lemons, look for the lemonade. 
Yes, you can still sign up for the tele seminars. If you have been procrastinating, now might be a good time to sign up. You know the one(s) you need. No one sees you attending, so sign up. It won't kill you, it'll help you. 

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Our time is our greatest asset. Are we using it properly?Can we use it more effectively? YES, we all can.  If we focus on the doing, we'll eliminate procrastination. It's that simple. 
I took the time to take my grandson out on the boat I bought for the whole family. It's a small power boat, but it's fun for kids. Me, I just enjoyed seeing the excitement on his face. Mine, probably showed the same excitement. 

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PS  You know, so why are you waiting?


 You already know


How do you know what's right for you?


You know, you just don't know that you know. 


Simply, how does it make you feel? When doing the right job, you feel good, you feel excited, overall it's fun and you look forward to it. When you talk about it, you get excited. You study it, you work at it, and you enjoy it. 


I was coaching someone on fundraising and how I did it. They commented that it came easy to me and was resonating with them. Well, I do enjoy it, I like the challenge and the excitement of it. It was fun coaching someone on something that is right for me. 


When I saw the wooden schooner, I knew she was right for me. She  had been in my mind's eye for years, and she spoke to me. I bought her and it's been great. Now, I am selling her. A friend was surprised in that she was right for me, I received such pleasure from her, why would I sell her. It's all true, but it's time. 


Something can be right, you experience it, and then it's also time to move on. For me, the boat was a challenge, and I have met the challenge. Now, it's time for something that better fits with my lifestyle. It's that simple. 


What's right, and you know it, you should embrace and do. When it's time to move on, take the joyous memories and move on to the next one. 


Don't over think. Your gut will tell you, will give you the feedback, and will guide you. It seems that every time my thinking mind says yes and my gut says no, if I go with my thinking mind, I'm wrong. Our gut knows best. 


The key is to listen to ourselves. Listen deeply and quietly. We may not like the answer, but we do know, we know the right answer. 


Think of a person's name, and your gut tells you exactly what you think of the person, be you willing to verbalize it or not. Think of a place, and your gut tells you if you'd like to visit it or not. Say Paris and I'm there! Say, well I won't say it, and NO, I don't ever want to go.  It's that simple. 


What about a new career in sales? What about living on commission? Some of you will embrace the idea with excitement. Some will think it's torture and would hate it. See, you already know what's right for you and what doesn't work for you.


We all have jitters, we all question our gut, and we all have some self doubt. If we listen and feel deeply, we know. We already know. 


Trust your gut, trust your knowing, go for it. NOW. Go for it NOW.