Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Don't Quit! Self-esteem

Don't Quit
by Anonymous

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and its turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When they might have won, had they stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit,
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit!

Do you like the way you look, feel, and think about yourself?  If not, you may have a problem with your self-esteem. Our trusting counselors can help you.  If this area is affecting all avenues of your life, please don't hesitate to contact us and schedule an appointment with one of our counselors at 954-800-0108.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

10 Tips On How To Stay Focused

Tell the world your mood.  Why not chose focused? Below you will find 10 tips on how to get focused and increase your mood.

The word "focused" is an adjective that means to bring into focus or to be concentrated; concentrated on or clustered around a central point or purpose.

Our Tips on How to Stay Focused:
1. Having well defined goals.
2. Breaking things into bite sized chunks.
3. Prioritizing constantly.
4. Tracking progress vigorously.
5. Planning ahead without fail.
6. Rewarding yourself when warranted.
7. Having positive patterns in your routine.
8. Removing distractions as best you can.
9. Blocking out some time.
10. Keeping the results clear in mind.

We understand that it may be difficult to implement all of these tips.  Start with one and gradually implement more as you are become more comfortable with adding them to your life.

We leave you with a quote from the Dali Lama, "I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.

Please give one of our counselors a call if you need counseling or coaching in this area of your life at 9554-800-0108.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

4 Secrets to Sticking to Your New Year's Goals!

While goal-setting is an integral part for the measure of success in our business and personal lives, many of us see our goals fail before February hits.  According to Mark Murphy, author of Hard Goals: The Secret to Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be (McGraw Hill, 2010)., "People set goals all the time, but 70% of [them] never end up getting carried out in any significant way."

Here are Mark's secrets to sticking with your New Year's Goals for 2013:
1. Create an emotional attachment to your goals. Develop an emotional connection with yourself and your goal.  This means that you actually care about your goal.  For example, if you are trying to lose weight because you "ought to." This maybe much more difficult to obtain, because there is no emotional connection.  But, if you connect that I must lose weight in order live a longer life and have the opportunity to see my children grow up.  Here, there is an emotional connection with the goal.
2. Create a visual representation of your goal. Build and image or vision board that represents your goal.Place this in a common area where you will see the image daily.  This reinforces the emotional bond and constitutes a constant reminder of your goals.
3. Make goals challenging.  Use the S.M.A.R.T goal process mentioned in the previous post.  However, make them challenging as this is the key to success.  It is also very important to be mentally involved with your goals.
4. Set a shorter time line.  Set 3 month and 6 month time frames for your goals. This allows for a sense of urgency and forces the goal to be "here and now."

Now it's time to harness your energy, demand more of yourself, and engage with your goals!  Good Luck!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

“Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” ~ Brad Paisley

Start the New Year off right by setting S.M.A.R.T goals!

A "good"goal has five distinct elements:

Specific: What do you want to achieve? How will you achieve it? Why is it important to you?
Clearly define the goal.

Measurable: Outline the steps needed to achieve the goal.  Break into small steps to make it more manageable and visualize the progress. 

Achievable: Your goals should push you a little bit past your comfort zone. But, you still should be able to achieve them with commitment and effort.

Realistic: Your goals should be important and significant to you.  The outcome should impact your life.

Timely: Your goals should have a time element established.  This way you are more likely to push yourself to achieve this goal.

Stick to your goals this year and view them as challenges.  Here is your chance to write your "good" book this year. 

Provide4 Inc. wishes everyone a Happy New Year!