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Archive for March, 2021

Wednesday Wisdom

Seed tomorrow with wise authenticity today!

For years, I’ve heard and read people expressing the importance of being our “authentic self.” Who is that? What is it to be authentic? How do we know when we’re being true to ourselves? Recently, Seth Godin recently wrote:

Perhaps our considered self, the one that shows up when we’re doing our best to be consistent, generous and professional–that’s our authentic self. And the voice that slips out when we’re tired, stressed or busy is simply an incomplete and lesser version of who we actually are.

Yep, my cranky, judgmental, lesser-self feels free and justified to be noisy when I’m fatigued, weary, and not paying attention. As we become the accumulation of the interactions in which we partake and the contributions we make, it makes sense to do so with intentional kindness, generosity, and sincere engagement.

Life is calling . . .  Today’s the day!

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Marilynn Semonick, CEO (Chief Exploration Officer)

Educator, Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Professional Speaker

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Wednesday Wisdom

Seed tomorrow with wise self-compassion today!

I went to school with Nikki Nanos and almost 50 years later bumped into her at our profession’s annual convention. Turns out she’s a brilliant professional speaker, author, and stage coach, sharing strategies for living a mindful life. Some of her wise words:

When you open the squeaky door of self-judgement and spray it with the oil of self-compassion . . . that’s mindful living.

Think about how easy it is to list all your flaws, those things you want to change. Is it more challenging to identify, acknowledge, and grow the best parts of you?

Humility is not thinking less of yourself. It’s more about being honest with yourself and your relationships with others. A few tips to practice humility include: Spending time sincerely listening to others, practicing mindfulness and focusing on the present moment, being grateful for what you have, asking for help when you need it, seeking feedback from others, reviewing your actions against the language of pride, and ensuring that you don’t always need to be right over being empathic.

It was wonderful to see Nikki again and equally as lovely to see her words in print as I browsed research sites. May we regularly take moments to pick up the oil can and more than mist our self-care skills. Doing so will help more than our own lives.

Life is calling . . .  Today’s the day!

Visit http://www.The Success Studio.com . . . Learn Lavishly. Live Significantly. Leave a Legacy.

www.marilynnsemonick.com

To read archived Wednesday Wisdoms visit http://www.thesuccessstudio.wordpress.com

Marilynn Semonick, CEO (Chief Exploration Officer)

Educator, Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Professional Speaker

Marilynn@marilynnsemonick.com

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Wednesday Wisdom

Seed tomorrow with St Patrick wisdom today!

One of the many St. Patrick quotes I contemplate on this green-beer drinking Irish day:

Be still and know that I am God.

Be still and know that I am.

Be still and know.

Be still.

Be.

Stillness and being. A profound combination.

Life is calling . . .  Today’s the day!

Visit http://www.The Success Studio.com . . . Learn Lavishly. Live Significantly. Leave a Legacy.

www.marilynnsemonick.com

To read archived Wednesday Wisdoms visit http://www.thesuccessstudio.wordpress.com

Marilynn Semonick, CEO (Chief Exploration Officer)

Educator, Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Professional Speaker

Marilynn@marilynnsemonick.com

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Wednesday Wisdom

Seed tomorrow with wise hope and peace today!

I’ve always been intrigued by the macro / micro concepts of the universe. And, as above, so below adds another layer for me. Last week, Pope Francis made the first ever papal visit to Iraq, which was his first visit outside of the Vatican since the pandemic began.  Leading prayer, surrounded by the rubble of the city of Mosul, he said:

Hope is more powerful than hatred and peace more powerful than war.

Obviously, not words that apply only to Iraq. As in one part of the world, as in all. In this nation that we love, will we remember that peace and hope are worthy of attention, resources, and action to replace animosity, hostility, and combat?

It has been said that one cannot expect world peace when s/he battles with neighbor next door.

What one thing can I do today to expand hope and peace, right here in my small fragment of the universe?

Life is calling . . .  Today’s the day!

Visit http://www.The Success Studio.com . . . Learn Lavishly. Live Significantly. Leave a Legacy.

www.marilynnsemonick.com

To read archived Wednesday Wisdoms visit http://www.thesuccessstudio.wordpress.com

Marilynn Semonick, CEO (Chief Exploration Officer)

Educator, Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Professional Speaker

Marilynn@marilynnsemonick.com

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Wednesday Wisdom

Seed tomorrow with wise intentionality today!

The Seven Social Sins, attributed to Mahatma Gandhi:

Wealth without work.

Pleasure without conscience.

Knowledge without character.

Commerce without morality.

Science without humanity.

Worship without sacrifice.

Politics without principle.

As a nation, as humankind, we appear to be drifting deeply into depravity, cavorting with corruption, endorsing inequity, and sanctioning insignificance. If we’re wondering where to begin to turn things around, the list above may be a good start.

Life is calling . . .  Today’s the day!

Visit http://www.The Success Studio.com . . . Learn Lavishly. Live Significantly. Leave a Legacy.

www.marilynnsemonick.com

To read archived Wednesday Wisdoms visit http://www.thesuccessstudio.wordpress.com

Marilynn Semonick, CEO (Chief Exploration Officer)

Educator, Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Professional Speaker

Marilynn@marilynnsemonick.com

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