Monthly Archive for April, 2011

Pressure At Work?

This is a classic motivational story worth sharing…

I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job, a flat tyre made him lose an hour of work, his electric drill quit and his ancient one-ton truck refused to start. While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence.

On arriving he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked towards the front door, he paused briefly at a tree, touching the tips of the tree. When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation.

His tanned face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss. Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.

Problem Worry TreeOh, that’s my trouble tree,” he replied. “I know I can’t help having troubles on the job, but one thing’s for sure, those troubles don’t belong in the house with my wife and the children.

So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home and ask God to take care of them. Then in the morning I pick them up again.

“Funny thing is,” he smiled, “when I come out in the morning to pick them up, there aren’t nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before.”

LukyMe Vanity plate

While driving around, I spotted this vanity plate and the setting was perfect…

I thought it would be a great visual to ask you the question “Do you feel lucky?”

Vanity Plate

Luky Me Plate

If you don’t feel lucky, why not? You can create your own luck when you adopt Exponential Mindset Thinking™.

As Norman Vincent Peale professed “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

Feeling angry, envious or resentful toward someone who appears “luckier” than you is not the way to be successful.

What you want to do is getting into the right “mindspace” and manifest those things you want – FIRST by BELIEVING they can happen.

Then by MAKING them happen.

It’s what I do for my clients – creating success with a work-life balance approach that doesn’t compromise your RESULTS.