Saturday, 1 March 2014

Month End, Momentum, Magic, and March!

Welcome to March of 2014!!!

What is this month going to be for you??  For me it's going to be EPIC!!! I've got so much to look forward too.  We have amazing outings planned for the family, and I have some fun (aka work) planned for myself as well!

Last night we just had another amazing Magical Month End in our business.  We had another amazing team member make a push for a large pay raise to Area Manager.  Her and her team all came together and made it happen.  I truly know that I am in the right business.  When people work together to make things happen, they don't climb, stab, or undermine each other.  I still have to pinch myself sometimes when I realize that this is what I get to do for a living.  It is SOOO worth the learning curve, the cancelled appointments, the late nights, the hours and hours of coaching calls.  I couldn't imagine anything else.  I am TOTALLY UNEMPLOYABLE! :-)

And on that note...last month I had a new first for me.  I taught my first class at the University of the Fraser Valley. I'm facilitating an amazing group of people working towards a Management Diploma.  The class I'm teaching is Momentum, Delegation and Giving Feedback.  It was a blast, and I'm looking forward to the next 4 day's of class's.  It was a fun hearing other's experiences with their careers, both positive and negatives.  There is always so much to learn in a good story.  I am looking forward to teaching a few classes a year (if they will have me back ;-).  It's always a great experience to push yourself in a direction that you never expected to be in.

Self Care:

I am still behaving(ish) on my clean eating challenge.  It is amazing how when you make something a habit, after a month and a half... it truly becomes second nature. I don't crave the sugar, etc. But I will confess to a coffee as well as a celebratory cider that may have slipped into the schedule yesterday.  My weight continues to drop, slowly but surely.  I also am noticing a decrease in back pain, but I believe that has a lot to do with the activity at the gym.

I am still loving taking the time to Meditate almost daily.  I find it has helped with my focus, and really centered this rather random brain of mine. I read a study once (well I read an article that referenced a study, let's be honest) that Meditation had the same effect on the ADD brain as medication.  And since I won't be taking anything medicine wise, this has been a great alternative that I will be happy to continue.

Going to the Gym took a bit of a hit last week.  My kid's took turns being sick, and I was sidelined after a busy couple of day's of bad hwy driving, event's and teaching... my migraine returned combined with a bit of whatever it was the kids had.  So I missed a week, but am now back with a vengeance... and new goals.

Make a memory, connect with friends, be kind to a stranger.  We are here only for a few heart beats... make each one count!  xo di