Showing category "Empowerment" (Show all posts)

Roadblocks to Listening

Posted by Lisa Berquist on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, In : Empowerment 
Listening is one of the most important skills you can master, for both business and personal life success.

Listening also takes effort, and doesn't happen automatically. 

Many barriers get in the way of our ability to listen to one another.  

Some of the worst are:
  1. Making Assumptions about the Other Person - when we tell others how they feel or what they mean, we shut down the conversation.  The word "you" frequently causes a defensive reaction.  Instead, try to reflect what the othe...

Continue reading ...
 

How to be a Risk Taker Even When You're Scared

Posted by Lisa Berquist on Friday, August 31, 2012, In : Empowerment 
Don't you admire risk takers--especially when they win or give a thrilling performance?  There's something exciting about someone who takes a chance - the person who has courage to start a business in a down economy, a football team that goes for the two point conversion to win the game, or those that put it all on the line to get what they want.  These folks seem fearless.

How about you?  What was the last risk you took?  What risk did you not take?  Fear is one of the biggest culprit...
Continue reading ...
 

Calm Down and Carry On

Posted by Lisa Berquist on Friday, August 3, 2012, In : Empowerment 

Do you ever feel so overwhelmed or stressed that you can't think straight?  Do you have days when your mind feels so cluttered that you can't fit in another chore, project or appointment even if you wanted to?

When our minds are filled with worry, stress and overwhelm, we operate from an emotional part of our mind that prevents us from making decisions or taking actions that serve our best interest.  It is easy to lose confidence during stressful times.  We just don't know which way to ...
Continue reading ...
 

Just Who Do You Think You Are?

Posted by Lisa Berquist on Thursday, June 28, 2012, In : Empowerment 
Have you ever had an idea, a dream, or a sudden burst of confidence to try something new, only to be reeled in by your internal voice that says, "Who do you think you are?"?  All of a sudden we find ourselves in a tug-of-war between our confident, forward moving self and the other self--the one who holds us back by causing us to question our ability. 

You've heard those voices say things like:

You always start a new project and never finish it.
You tried something like this before and failed.  ...

Continue reading ...
 

Is It Time To Kick Some "Buts"?

Posted by Lisa Berquist on Thursday, May 31, 2012, In : Empowerment 

Are you a dreamer, a doer or both?  Is your head in the clouds, full of ideas, are you able to plant your feet on the ground and take action?  Confident people let their imagination soar with possibilities and have the courage to take action.

If you find yourself dreaming big but acting small, you might need to kick some "buts" that hold you back.

Test yourself.  Think of a dream, big or small.  Do you have any "buts" holding you back?
  • "But I don't have enough time.."
  • "But there's n...

Continue reading ...
 

My Faith Has Been Restored

Posted by Lisa Berquist on Sunday, January 29, 2012, In : Empowerment 

Wow!  I just had a great customer service experience and I still can’t believe it.  I’m still reeling!   I won’t bore you with all the nitty gritty details but just suffice it to say that my belief in good customer service has been restored.

I have been worried lately that people just don’t seem to care anymore.  Whether it was getting no response from a client who missed an appointment (after many repeated atte...


Continue reading ...
 

Life Is A Game But What Are The Rules?

Posted by Lisa Berquist on Friday, January 27, 2012, In : Empowerment 

Last night I had the pleasure of attending a workshop about transitioning hosted by Janet Fiorenzo.  A fabulous group of ten women of various backgrounds, ages and stages in their lives, came together to share stories of transition and what they are experiencing.  It is always amazing to me the energy that is felt when women come together for a common purpose.

Janet taught us a new tool that we can use to assist us at t...


Continue reading ...
 

Is There More To Motivation Than Money?

Posted by Lisa Berquist on Saturday, January 14, 2012, In : Empowerment 

Keeping employees motivated can sometimes be a challenge.  What with the economy, layoffs, everyone being asked to do more, people can get frustrated in their work. 

Many believe that money is on the top of most peoples’ list of what motivates them.  I tend to disagree.  In a previous blog post I wrote about how to motivate employees by unleashing their power and potential.

Now don’t get me wrong.  I do believe ...


Continue reading ...
 

Tune Into The Little Messages

Posted by Lisa Berquist on Saturday, January 7, 2012, In : Empowerment 

About a year or so ago, I became fascinated with numerology.  I find it quite interesting how accurate some of this information is based on the date and time of your birth.  I don’t claim to understand it all but I do love exploring more about it.

To indulge my fascination, I get a Daily Life Guide report from Life-Answers.com.  Today my report read:  Hello Lisa -Saturday, January 7, 2012- Focus your attention b...


Continue reading ...
 

Persistence Strikes Again

Posted by Lisa Berquist on Friday, January 6, 2012, In : Empowerment 

Well, now into day 5 (really day 6 since I sat out yesterday!) of the Ultimate Blog Challenge and the overthinking of what to write about has kicked in.  Part of why I did this challenge was to get the writing juices flowing.  Not quite there yet.

Another reason was to hold myself accountable for blogging on a regular basis.  I have found some great fellow bloggers that are helping me with that accountability.  Thanks f...


Continue reading ...
 

New Year, New Approach

Posted by Lisa Berquist on Sunday, January 1, 2012, In : Empowerment 
Well, here we are... day one of the New Year. 

I have always enjoyed looking back over the previous year and remembering all the wonderful accomplishments, challenges and lessons learned that I am truly grateful for.  It is amazing how much you can forget throughout the year.  Reflection and gratitude are very important tools that help me realize just how far I have come and keep me focused on where I want to go.  I just have to remember to do use them.

While I do enjoy reflecting, I don't lik...
Continue reading ...
 
 
 
Make a Free Website with Yola.