Archive for January, 2016
Posted by capcityspeakers on January 27, 2016
Posted by capcityspeakers on January 18, 2016
by Donna Cardillo, RN, CSP
Success guru and famed author Napoleon Hill said, “The No. 1 reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.” It’s so easy to get caught up in others’ expectations and opinions, especially when they are contrary to your own ideas and feed into your fears. But no one other than you can know what is in your heart, what you are capable of doing, or what your calling is. So learn to trust your instincts. Go with your gut. Follow your dreams. And listen to the whisper of your own heart above all others.
Posted by capcityspeakers on January 5, 2016
Recently, I traveled from Redmond, OR to Denver, CO. Three hours before I was to depart, I was notified that my first flight was delayed and that I would arrive in Denver 25 minutes late. However, I only had 45 minutes to make my next flight to DC. If everything went according to this revised schedule, I would be left with 20 minutes to sprint 40 gates and weave in and out of all the people who would be in no rush to get to their flight thusly would be moving slower than snails on medicinal marijuana. Plus, my carry-on bag was too big for the fun-size plane in Redmond so I had to gate check it. That meant I would have to wait patiently for the ground crew to offload it before I could hustle to my second flight. The itinerary looked much less complicated when I booked the flight a month earlier.
But such is the world of the frequent flyer. I’m very accustomed to these nuances as part of my regular travel routine. And honestly, I don’t typically get stressed out because it’s the nature of the beast. If every little mishap bothered me, I would probably lose my cool on every trip. And as a humorist who teaches stress management, it just ain’t cool to lose my cool.
But I did notice something interesting about my thought processes during the Redmond trip. I discovered that my thinking began to negatively influence my pre-flight experience.
Let me explain.