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Are you suffering from hearing loss?

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Even the most clearly communicated messages…
 
…sometimes fall on (seemingly) deaf ears.
 
Or ears that hear you – but completely misunderstand your intent.
 
Why is that?
 
Well, because, as the speaker (or writer or singer, etc.), you only control your half of the communication experience.
 
And even if your half is delivered with excellence, clarity, and/or passion, each listener has to be emotionally, mentally, and/or spiritually ready to receive both the intent and information that you are delivering to them.
 
They may say they are ready.
They may think they are ready.
They may act like they are ready.
 
But sometimes they aren’t.
 
(But someday they may be.)
 
So, rather then expending your energy being baffled and frustrated and preoccupied by those who aren’t yet open to absorbing whatever you are sharing with them…
 
…focus on strengthening your communication skills and strengthening your trust that whomever is open to hearing you, will.
 
 
Keep betting on yourself – I believe in you,

 
 

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Wonder(ful) women and super men!

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Each one of us…
 
…has a set of incredible superpowers.
 
But yours may not be what you think they are.
 
And they may not even feel all that “super.”
 
(In fact, they probably don’t – to you. After all, when Superman is flying around the world he’s not saying to himself “OH MY– WHAT THE– I’M TOTALLY FLYING RIGHT NOW!” Nah. He’s just like, “Yep, I can fly.”)
 
Your superpowers are a set of skills and strengths that, while normal-feeling to you, are, when you use them, quite impressive to others.
 
You can develop more and more superpowers throughout your life, and it’s very important that you understand (and fully own) what they are.
 
Why?
 
So that you don’t confuse them with your job title.
 
 
:: Your superpowers will outlast any job you have.

:: Your superpowers will help you get your next job, and the one after that.

:: Your superpowers are what make you great at whatever job you have.
 
 
For example:
 
Even if you are an amazing nurse, your superpower is not “nursing.”
 
You are an amazing nurse because you have chosen to apply your superpowers (let’s say they are: discernment, attention to detail, empathy, diligence, wit, etc.) to the job of being a nurse.
 
Which means your type of “amazing nurse” would be different from my type of “amazing nurse” because you and I have different sets of superpowers that we would be applying to the profession of nursing.
 
(Or, maybe I wouldn’t be as amazing at being a nurse as you are because my set of superpowers wouldn’t fit the requirements of that job as well as your set of superpowers do…)
 
 
:: Your superpowers are not your job title.

:: You still have your superpowers even when you don’t have a job.

:: You do not leave any of your superpowers behind when you change jobs.
 
 
So, trust that the force will be with you, always.
 
 
Keep betting on yourself – I believe in you,

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What is your speed limit?

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What if I told you…
 
…that moving forward along your path in life has more to do with how you apply the brakes than when you apply the gas?
 
Well, if you are on the right path and in alignment and taking strategic action in the direction of your dreams, your life will begin to unfold before you.
 
Better yet, it will unfold in Perfect Timing – the best things happening at the best possible times.
 
(Does “best” mean only sunshine and rainbows in your life? Of course not. “Best” sometimes means “opportunities for growth,” a.k.a. having the you-know-what hit the fan. But, you know, hitting it in the best possible way.)
 
 
Perfect Timing, by it’s very definition, can’t be rushed.
 
So the question is always: Do you want what you want NOW! NOW! NOW! on your schedule? Or would you prefer things happen for you at the VERY BEST POSSIBLE times so that your efforts, experiences, and results are maximized?
 
Those are two very different choices.
 
If you choose the latter, then there’s no reason for you to be leaning so hard on the gas pedal, right?
 
You can’t rush something that can’t be rushed.
 
But you can slow it down.
 
You can employ little (and big) acts of self-sabotage to interfere with Perfect Timing.
 
Resistance, poor coping mechanisms, lack of trust, perfectionism, blocking yourself from receiving, breaking promises to yourself and others, etc., are all ways you keep your foot on the brakes and sloooooooooow your progress.
 
When our progress is too slow for our liking, our usual solution is “more gas!” But then we end up stalled and perplexed, with one foot on the gas and one foot on the brakes.
 
Focus on learning how to keep your foot off of the brakes.
 
Do that, and the ride will be much faster and way more fun.
 
 
Keep betting on yourself – I believe in you,

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