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Life Is For Living!

July 18, 2014 - Author: R. Lynn Lane

For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality.

When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five:

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

Source :http://www.ariseindiaforum.org/nurse-reveals-the-top-5-regrets-people-make-on-their-deathbed

Life is for living. The time we spend can never be returned. Invest each moment doing and being that person you wish to be. Enjoy the people that you value in your life.

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Communication Improves Personal & Professional Relationships

July 15, 2014 - Author: R. Lynn Lane

Effective communications are a very important skill that is important for people of all ages to master which can help to improve both your personal and professional relationships. Communication skills are something which are south after in the workplace and can improve your chances of landing that sought after position as well as improve the quality of your personal relationships. Learning to communicate in an effective and efficient manner can have a long lasting positive impact on all areas of your life.

One of the first things which is required to build strong communication skills is the art of listening and establishing a rapport with the other person. Many people commonly make the mistake of assuming that communicating correctly is simply voicing their own opinions, needs, wants and desires; this could not be further from the truth. In fact in order to effectively communicate you need to focus not only on the words you speak but really listening to what others have to say as well.

In order to truly understand what the other person is trying to communicate you must be quiet and actively listen to what the other person is saying. This will help you to truly understand the feelings and needs of others and learn the best way to approach the conversation in a way that is going to be productive for both of you. In order to learn to empathize or sympathize with another you must be able to really listen and understand the message which the other person is trying to convey. Once you learn to master this skill, all of your relationships will drastically improve as a result.

In the working environment learning to effectively communicate is a skill which is essential especially if you are in a managerial or team leader role in which you must communicate with others throughout the day. Not only will you be able to listen, understand and empathize with others you will also learn to better manage your own personal stress as well by learning how to effectively communicate your own needs in a way which allows you to be heard and understood. This will help you to become more assertive in both your professional and personal life and can help you learn how to achieve the effect which you desire.

Effective communication is not only about the words in which you or others speak. You also need to learn how body language plays a huge role in communication and can often tell a lot about the way in which someone is feeling. This may be the hardest part of communication to improve and master because our facial expressions and body movements such as hand movements and gestures can often contradict the words that we speak if not careful. You need to not only be mindful in what you say but also in the way in which your body language may be speaking for you. You want to make sure that your words and body language are not contradicting each other when communicating with others.

You will see a boost in positivity in your relationships in your personal relationships once you learn to effectively communicate your needs as well as listen and understand the needs of others. However, one area where you may really see a difference is in your professional life. Communication plays a huge role in almost every aspect of business relationships. Whether you are in a managerial position or simply one of a team of 20 you need to be able to effectively express yourself in order to help you to achieve the best results in a professional environment.

The workplace is often a stressful and demanding environment and because of this communication is crucial to your professional life. In your professional life you must build working relationships with clients, managers, coworkers, suppliers and a variety of other people who you interact with on a regular basis. Improving your communication skills can help you to develop positive working relationships with these individuals as well as gain the trust of others which is crucial. You want other people to trust you and know that you have tier best interest at heart. You can be sure that you express this through effective lines of communication which shows that you are listening and responding to their needs.

Do not underestimate the importance of learning how to communicate with others in a positive and effective way. You will be surprised by how much learning these simple skills can help to improve your relationships both personal and professional. Every day you are faced with situations where you must communicate your needs with others and it is vital that you are able to do this in a way that allows you to be understood and viewed as a caring and empathetic individual. Learn to listen to others, control your body language and expressions and voice your own needs clearly and you will be well on your way to improving all aspects of your life.

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Morning Mojo ~ Life’s Whippings

February 4, 2014 - Author: R. Lynn Lane

Morning Mojo ~ My Mom would whip my butt when I was a kid and sometimes I didn’t understand. As I got older I could see the reasons and the lessons behind those whippings. I would get my butt beat in the ring back when I was fighting at tournaments and would learn from each one. The funny thing is….life will also give you a whipping. You may not understand during those moments but as you work through it you get the reasons and lessons that lead to bigger and better beginnings. It’s all a journey that is too short to over think, worry and fear. To stay excited, enthused, inspired and motivated to live the life we deserve is a true adventure full of pitfalls, cliffs and mountains to climb. When you start to express your Greatness you will face the challenges that life finds you worthy of and then the universe seems to help you as you grow. When life whips your butt take a look at the lessons and reason behind it. Share the lessons with the people that matter then readjust, change your approach and continue your journey with the knowing that the Universe is ready to help you out.

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Morning Mojo ~ Look Within

February 3, 2014 - Author: R. Lynn Lane
Morning Mojo ~ “Though I might travel afar, I will meet only what I carry with me, for every man/woman is a mirror. We see only ourselves reflected in those around us. Their attitudes and actions are only a reflection of our own. The whole world and its condition has its counter parts within us all. Turn the gaze inward. Correct yourself and your world will change.” ~ Kirsten Zambucka ~ The Law of… Correspondence says ~ “As within, so without.” The very thoughts, ideas and beliefs we have create our world. The study of Quantum Physics concludes that we can influence and create change to an atom and its sub-atomic particles just by the thoughts, ideas and expectations we create in our mind. That is why self-awareness is so important in the day to day journey through life. Being aware of a limited belief from a past event or changing our perceptions and expectations can change our world!

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Start Your Mastermind Alliance

December 29, 2013 - Author: R. Lynn Lane

I want to talk to you about a mastermind alliance and how important it is in your life to move forward to great things in your life. In a mastermind alliance 1+1=3 because of the synergy the group creates. You’ll learn new ideas and you’ll get more things done quickly and more effectively.

The successful people all have a commonalty and that is they have a network of likeminded people that hold them accountable and help keep them focused.

Start a Mastermind Group

“A mastermind alliance is built of two or more minds working actively together in perfect harmony toward a common definite objective”, Napoleon Hill. A great tool used by successful people all over the world is the mastermind group. Napoleon Hill wrote about this years ago in his book Think and Grow Rich. A mastermind group can help you focus the energy from the group into your goals.  It is up to you to do the work, but being part of the mastermind group will help you harness the success, ideas and energy of the group for your success.

Mastermind Group Step #1

Look for the people that are where you want to be in your life. Most people are not in a mastermind group and would love the idea. Successful people always want to help others with their goals too. Make a list of the successful people you know or the successful people you want to know. The local lawyer, banker, publisher, business owner, etc. Try to find successful people that would have an interest in your specific goal. If you plan to start a business find a business owner to join in your mastermind group.

Make your list now.

The best size for a mastermind group is no more than 6 people. So make a list of 12 – 20 successful people you would like to have in your mastermind group with the ones you want the most at the top of the list.

 

Mastermind Group Step #2

To get you started and rolling along, get your script together and read through it several times before you contact your selected people.  Write your own script and personalize it to meet your needs.

 

An Example:

Hello, ______. My name is ___________. I’m a local business owner and am in the process of forming a mastermind group. I know I’m just starting this group, but I have some interest from others in the community. I believe by forming this mastermind group we will access new resources and find great solutions we may have not thought of.  It’s my feeling that you would be a tremendous contribution to the group and I have you at the top of my list. Could I put you down on the final list of members to this Mastermind group? This group will have 5-6 other community leaders and business owners to contribute their ideas and energy.

 

Mastermind Group Step #3

Find a place you all could meet on a regular basis. Dedicate enough time in that meeting you could all contribute to each other’s goals or issues. Have each person set a goal to work toward before the meeting. Get input from all the others present at the meeting. From that meeting forward hold each other accountable for the goals from the prior meeting. The feedback and suggestions will be helpful and will benefit you as you continue to grow your business and work on your goals.

 

If Donald Trump woke up in the morning to find he was flat broke, and he had nothing but his experience, judgment and desire, he would still be very rich again in no time flat. I bet he could be a millionaire within 24 hours. The biggest advantage he would have would be his millionaire mindset and his relationships. Relationships are a very important part of your life.

 

If you would like to start your own mastermind alliance you now have the outline to do so. The hard thing is that even though you have the outline and get started you will have to facilitate the group and it may seem overwhelming when you start.

Years ago my first mastermind group was made up from a Psychologist, Mechanic, Office Manager, Sales Person and a Golf Pro. We started out slow but we did accomplish much. The Psychologist facilitated the group and she moved away after about 6 – 7 months and all the other people were afraid to start another group. So, I had to go out and move on my own.

In the beginning you must be patient and persistent when you start on your own.

You can also join in with me in our own Mojo Mastermind Group! Check it out –> Here! <–

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Morning Mojo ~ Row For Shore.

December 19, 2013 - Author: R. Lynn Lane

Morning Mojo ~ “Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.” ~ Mildred Barthel ~ The people you surround yourself with and the actions YOU TAKE are proof in living color who and what is most important to you! All that you value is evident by the amount of time you choose to make them a part of your life. Anyone who knows you will never have to guess what or who you value. Your values will always be evident in the actions you take, the words you use and the life you live.

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