How will you show up today in your relationships? 💛 You are in the people business — and how people feel in your presence is your true business card. I love this reminder on the regular and it’s at the heartbeat of my sales training — to show up to serve and to add more value to the lives around you, personally and professionally. Choose in intentionally today to bring your A game to your relationships. Ask more, be present, compliment, send a note or flowers, offer a referral, set up lunch plans, schedule a date night — whether it be at home or in business choose to invest today. It’s worth your time, energy, and focus. 💛 #itsallaboutrelationships
3822719 September, 2019
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. -Aristotle👯♀️
This girl and I have been doing life together since we were 15... through the good, the bad, and the ugly😱 So blessed to know we’ll always be there to cheer each other on #nomatterwhat Love you TONS @jenjen5031 💗
Here’s an idea! If you’re in line to vote, how about listening to this week’s episode of my #podcast#inthesauce 🤷🏻♀️
I speak with Amy Stern, Director of Operations @chloesfruit ~ a company that sells tens of millions of frozen fruit pops a year through grocery, and has a soft serve frozen fruit shop off of union square 🍦
Amy gives me the scoop (I know. Sorry) on all things operations (make the pops, move the pops), supply chain (know thy ingredients), copackers (there’s a lot) and the perils of trucking frozen pops in summer 🤦🏻♀️ listen via link in profile ☝🏽
Introducing the newest and first additional member of Waxx Studio, Tayler Hansen! Tayler started her career in 2013 after taking her esthetic certification at Purely Inspired here in Lethbridge followed by additional advanced training and certification at the Esthetic Institute in Calgary. Tayler is certified in full body waxing (specializing in intimate waxing), brow tinting, lash lift and tinting, as well as a variety of skin services. Tayler is passionate about educating and making her clients look and feel their best! She can’t wait to meet all the beautiful clients at Waxx Studio!
Welcome Tayler 👏
I first learned about bucket filling at an Osiris workshop while living in London. The book was written for early childhood educators in the 1990s. The speaker at the workshop, a brain research expert, said it is helpful to think of every person as being born with an invisible bucket. The bucket represents a person's mental and emotional health. You can't see the bucket, but it's there. She said that it is primarily the responsibility of parents and other caregivers to fill a child's bucket. When you hold, caress, nurture, touch, sing, play, and provide loving attention, safety, and care, you fill a child's bucket. Giving that love is filling buckets. #kindness#itsallaboutrelationships
Even taking ten minutes to update images in your classroom/school spaces can have huge impact in providing children the opportunity to see people who look like them— especially in a variety of professions, as well as making significant contributions to history or the current world.
Below is a checklist I’ve found to be helpful in rethinking the images in my space—I’d love your critique:
Criteria for High-Quality Images/Photos in the Classroom +Images/photos are of real people (not cartoons).
+Images/photos feature people of color and people with disabilities. +Images/photos represent the races, cultures, and identities of the children in your class/school. +Photos/images provide a window into an accurate historical narrative, or counternarrative. +Actual photos of children’s families (and/or people important to them) are displayed. 📸
Most of us want to be liked.
We want approval.
And sometimes, we stumble into situations where someone doesn’t like our work (or fill in the blank).
Here’s a helpful truth, no matter what business you’re in:
Those people? They’re not your people.
And you know what? It’s okay.
In fact, the uncomfortable or painful experiences can help you learn about yourself and who your people really are.
So don’t sweat it—grow, let it go, and move on.
In January, 2020, School of Discovery focused on women only. (Someone said I was partial and wanted to attend by all means. lol! . I told him I was acting on instructions and that the time will soon come for the men to participate)
Registration is now open for School of Discovery, March 2020 and it’s open to both male and female.
If you are clueless/confused about your life’s purpose or how to start fulfilling your purpose, you need to attend our S.O.D.
Having found purpose early in life and being focusedly fulfilling it for over two decades. And having in the past ten years, also helped many people to understand how to discover and fulfill their purpose, I promise you would not regret attending our “Demystifying Purpose” Class.
Waste no time, send the email already. You’d be glad you did.
I heard this for the first time today as we were led in prayers. I know my Heavenly Father is the Lord of hosts, Lord of the harvest and so on. But I had never heard Him referred to as the Lord of the Word. I love love it💃
There is time for everything. There is a time to say No and a time to say YES.
One of the reasons many find it difficult to decide when to say which is inability to prioritize their responsibilities.
Inasmuch as there are times when you have to put others first, there is need to carefully determine when.
Saying “No” at the appropriate time does not mean you are selfish.
I feel like I spend a lot of time telling y'all what "they" say...and another thing "they" say is that it's crucial to have your own place on the internet. We rent our social media space (mostly for free!) and have no say over algorithms or...well, anything. We do the best we can and hope for the best. But with your own site, aside from internet outages, you can load it up with great content and help people find you by using best practices. That's a whole different story...but a website is something to think about. Where do you want to SEND people to find out more about you? Buy from you? Sign up for your e-mail list?
When I started in social media, the accepted strategy was: post more, be seen more. That's not the case anymore, on any of the platforms. What we do know about both Facebook and Instagram is that consistency is key. So, if you're a once a week poster, post once a week. If once a day works for you, stick with that. Maybe i's not exciting, but consistency pays off.
People who are really great at social media know the power of the story. I've met (and learned from) people who say the key to success here is to make sure there's ALWAYS a circle in your profile.
I'll be the first to admit, I give this advice often but I don't always follow it. I'll be better, though! My friend, Shannon over at @wildfreedomlife is AWESOME at stories. So is @jennietannehillrealtor --you should check them out!
📸 When in doubt, use a great photo. This is a shot from the gallery wall in our hallway, but when I originally posted this series I started with the next photo...which is Noble SCREAMING and me laughing. The lizard's not visible in that picture, so I asked my friends and family to guess what had just happened. The guesses were so fun! And there was tons of engagement with the post before I even knew that was a thing...I thought I was just sharing a fun memory! The next day, I published this photo and the story behind it.
If you're not sure what to post, find a great photo that will make your people stop scrolling and take a look at what you have to say.
Timeless Elegance | Open House | February 20 | 12:00-2:00 pm | $1,285,000
50619 February, 2020
Keep holding on.
Even though you are going through, have faith; you are coming through 👍🏽 “For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: FOR I KNOW WHOM I HAVE BELIEVED, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.” - 2 Tim1:12
🙋♀ I learned a long time ago that it's better to ask than to assume. As a teacher, I learned that it's better to ask the question than to move on without the answer, confused or unclear. That's the same in social media, friends. Sure, it might seem like *everyone* else knows the answer to your question already, but it's like I always told my students: if you need to ask the question, there's someone else who needs the answer, too. So if you're unsure about asking for yourself, ask for the one who's maybe afraid to speak up and ask.
If you have a question about how something works in social media, ask me. And if I don't know, I'll help you find the answer. We can learn together!
Another great couple! I love when the husband grabs his wife and does something silly that surprises her. The smiles are the best! 💗
7318 February, 2020
Do you love yourself?
Many of us need to learn to love ourselves.
Life does not always have to be sacrificial!
I learnt this lesson in a very hard way, but the good news is that I eventually did.
There is a whole lot to learn about this topic and a whole lot of adjustments to make.
And I can’t wait to share with you all at the Discovery MasterClass coming up in March.
Watch this space for further details.
You can never love God enough, but you can give it your best shot, by responding to His love as much as possible. “The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” -Jeremiah 31:3
Start responding to this everlasting love.
Keep responding to this everlasting love.
Your baby steps of love will soon become giant strides.
Tranquility. “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” - John 14:27
Fast forward 1 week, #TOBrunchClub was born. Now a group 17 runners (and counting) runners of all levels. Some who haven’t ran outdoors during the winter season, others who haven’t yet ran more than 5/10km, whatever the reason and the pace, we’re here to support and encourage. We each have a story and a Why. .
Saturday’s at NOON. 390 Queens Quay West📍
Find us on @mycrew or DM me if interested!
831215 February, 2020
Relationship with God.
Relationship with Yourself.
Relationship with Other people.
Yes, in that order.
If you don’t have a good relationship with God, you cannot have a proper one with yourself. And until you are able to relate well with yourself, you will never be able to relate well with other people.
When is the last time you took a moment to reflect on all the things in your life your grateful for? Prior to becoming a therapist I spent over two decades in the sports and entertainment industry. I am incredibly thankful for all of the amazing people and mentors that have been a part of my life and all of the athletes and celebrities I have had the pleasure of working with over the years.
As I kick off my 14th NBA All Star weekend, I had to take a moment to reminisce on the first time I met Kobe Bryant as a young intern. His life will forever be a constant reminder of how important it is to protect your mental health by putting yourself and your family first. 🖤
A gift doesn’t necessarily have to cost an arm and a leg.
The motive only has to be right.
The first time I read “What if I gave away all that I owned and let myself be burned alive? I would gain nothing, unless I loved others.” 1Cor13:3, my eyes were opened to certain truths about gifts.
Why am I giving him/her a gift 🎁 on Valentines’ day?
Why is this person giving me a gift 🎁 at valentine?
are questions you need to truthfully and carefully answer.
And Valentines Day is upon us! lol!
Whether you like it or not, prepared for it or not, the truth is; it is here.
Although some of us do not see any big deal about Valentines Day, the truth remains that many people do.
It is generally accepted that Feb 14 is Lovers’s Day just as Dec 25 is Christmas.
What’s wrong in celebrating love anyways? It should in fact be celebrated every day, all year long 😊
Whether it is romantic love, unconditional love, affectionate love, just ensure you love on somebody.
There are parents, siblings, colleagues, neighbors, spouses, friends, children, and even strangers around you , such that it is practically impossible to not have someone you can love on.
If every one of us will decide to love ❤️ on someone rather than wait for someone to love on us, then no one will be alone this valentine.
After all it is more blessed to give than to receive 👌🏽 I might not wear red or buy chocolate 🍫 and other conventional gift 🎁 items, but I celebrate love ❤️ everyday and today is not gonna be an exception.
And I am going to go out of my way to put a smile on someone’s face today.
What about you?