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Life’s Crossroad

photo (5)I wouldn’t categorize myself as a theater buff but from time to time I do enjoy taking in all that the Big Apple has to offer, including their Broadway shows. For those of you who have yet to catch the amazing Idina Menzel in this thought provoking production about choices, discovery or call it even the uncontrollable power of FATE, then I suggest you add it to your to do list immediately.

During intermission it came to me; This show is very much in line with my favorite quote: “Man Plans, God Laughs.”  The main character, Elizabeth, is faced with choices and what if’s, thus leading her down two possible roads. In the end, in my opinion, she ended up exactly where she was suppose to be, so the question begs……When life happens, and it will, what are you going to do? If you are at a crossroads, will you let the “NOISE” permeate your brain and give you all the rationale to stop moving and deviate from your goals or are you going to handle the situation and move on calmly, focused and with your goal intact?

God does indeed laugh when we plan because he has it all planned out for us.  You need to focus on you and following your goals and overcoming adversity. Stop wallowing and do what ever you need to do to stay focused and on track.

Don’t be Negative

About you? No, about.me. Well, isn’t it  all about you?, yes,  its about me and you, but wait, I’m confused…..sound familiar, as in a Progressive car insurance commercial? If you have never heard of the website about.me, I suggest you head over there right now and start an account and see why I feel this site is the modern day version of people watching.

About.me allows you to talk about yourself in the bio section. It allows people to know more about what you stand for in your own words and to be able to find your web-presence easily, whether it be on LinkedIn or twitter, you can easily have access to said individuals.

After reading several bio’s and please let me state for the record, the majority are so incredible that you have no choice but to be humbled by their accomplishments, but once in a while you will come across some really funny ones such as:

– The Professional Daydreamer  (What do you think the Salary on this one is?)

– The Coffee Drinker, Maker, Faker  (A Coffee Faker? Never heard of that)

– The Imagination-centric Husband (uh? Needs to imagine himself with another wife?)

Finally, I came across a bio that is the epitome of what I call “Negative Noise.”A bio that actually prompted this blog post. For the protection of said individual, I will sum up his/her bio in a short sentence… “If anything can not go wrong, it will anyway.” Basically they are quoting Murphy’s Law under their own rendition.

Everything this person speaks of is negative.  Therefore, they have no chance at all of achieving anything but negative results.  I must revert to a saying I repeat many times in a day; “What ever the mind can see and perceive it can achieve”  but the pendulum swings both to the negative side as well as the positive.  Be careful what you hold yourself out for.  YOU WILL GET WHAT YOU WANT!

In the meantime, I will look for an AA meeting. (About.me Anonymous) 

Life Happens

photo (4)Last night I came across a movie that I haven’t seen in a very long time called, “The Family Man.” Not sure if you have ever seen it before but it’s a romantic comedy starring Nicolas Cage and Tea Leoni and basically, at the heart of the plot, the story centers around “decisions” and what could have been had we made different choices in our past. Unlike Jack Campbell , the main character of the movie, we can’t go back in time to see a glimpse of what life could have been. We have to trust the decisions we make in the here and now on a daily basis.

I often find myself repeatedly telling my clients “Life happens every day for each of us”,  so simple  of a statement correct? What isn’t so simple is our reaction to the obstacles we encounter. Hard decisions will happen, this is inevitable. What separates the doers from what I like to call the “Excusers?” When life happens and it gets in the way of your daily plans, the doer does what he sets out to do.  The doer stays on track and doesn’t allow whatever the situation is to overshadow his or her whole entire day. The excuser looks to build upon nothingness, and try as hard as he may, at the end of the day, he/she will have accomplished nothing.

Your day should be comprised of a single vision, to fulfill your daily tasks towards your goals. Do Not become frazzled when an unplanned event stumbles upon you.  To start allowing the “NOISE” to permeate your brain waves is giving yourself permission to start making excuses.  Do what you set out to do each day and remember to “REMOVE the NOISE!