The Scale of Thanks

 

“The most important things in life are often the EASIEST to take for granted.”

This Thanksgiving, consider taking a moment to think about what you’re thankful for, then take a second moment to think again!

Often the most important things in our lives are things we’ve ALWAYS had, and those are often the things we tend to take for granted.

Sometimes we are so focused on where we are going that we are at risk of overlooking where we are and how we got there….

When you hear “Happy Thanksgiving”, let it remind you to:

  • be happy you have something to be thankful for
  • and thankful you have something to be happy about

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!

and Thank YOU! 😉

Better than the Best.

You learn more by becoming better than you do by remaining the best.

Overcoming Indecision: 3 Tools for any Decision Maker

The ‘lose-lose’ situations. The ‘what-if’ mind games. The wavering. The anxiety. The regret of one choice made too quickly and another not quickly enough.

Indecision is crippling. Yet, it’s a common struggle for many of us in our day-to-day lives; from the menial matters of where to make a purchase, to the life-changing commitments of a relationship.

Independent of the specific indecision you may be wrestling with today: these 3 tools will, quite decisively, help you become a better decision maker today!

Continue reading “Overcoming Indecision: 3 Tools for any Decision Maker”

Inspired by: Knowing the other half of the battle!

“Knowing what we know
isn’t as meaningful as
knowing what we don’t!”

~LoopholesOnLife.com

Inspired by Making Waves!

“It doesn’t take much of a cause
to have a tremendous effect.”

~LoopholesOnLife.com

Inspired by Stranger Friends

 

“As you get to know a stranger, they sometimes become friends;
As you get to know a friend, they always become stranger.”

~LoopholesOnLife.com

Inspired by: Being Yourself 364 Days a Year!

“Once a year, let’s celebrate
the other 364 days we go out
in public just being ourselves!”

Happy Halloween!

~LoopholesOnLife.com

Inspired by: an Animal Instinct!

“If you want to BADGER me, then GOPHER it!”

~LoopholesOnLife.com

Inspired by: Awake of Potential!

“Waking up is no time to stop dreaming dreams;
but it’s a GREAT time to start living them!”

~LoopholesOnLife.com

Universe You: Why YOU Matter!!

You are important. Without you, the rest of us would be nothing.

If you think that’s an overstatement, think again.  Better yet, stop thinking!

It’s time to reclaim your self-esteem. The building blocks of confidence start by deconstructing the building blocks of matter.

YOU MATTER… let’s explore how you matter, both literally AND figuratively! Continue reading “Universe You: Why YOU Matter!!”

Inspire Better Spending!

“Time is Money; Spend it Wisely.”

~LoopholesOnLife.com

Inspire Coming out of your Shell!

POULTRY is called chicken when they come out of their shell;
PEOPLE are called chicken when they do not.”

~LoopholesOnLife.com

Universe You: 3 Pillars of a Positive Relationship

Understand the 3 Pillars of Positive Relationship building by understanding yourself, the universe, and everything (and one) in between!

Relationships fail for many reasons, but start with yourself, and take accountability for it. It is painful to own problems, but once you do, it is infinitely peaceful. After all, there is nothing you are in a better position to change than yourself! Continue reading “Universe You: 3 Pillars of a Positive Relationship”

Inspire Better Programming

“Your Mind’s biggest TURN-ON starts with the t.v. TURNED-OFF!
~LoopholesOnLife.com

Universe You: Positive Relationships (Part 2a)

What is the secret to creating & maintaining a positive, long-lasting, relationship?

All of us long for “connection”.  It is our relationships, THE connectivity, which gives meaning to our experiences and validates our existence. Some of us even strive to connect based on a perceived lack of connection!

Whether you are looking to “find love”, whether you are interested in cultivating a positive relationship at work, whether you hope to develop a more meaningful relationship with a family member or friend — the answer is ALL the same, and can be found in “Universe You. Continue reading “Universe You: Positive Relationships (Part 2a)”

Inspire: Rye’s for the Occassion

“Bred to go Against the Grain.” ~LoopholesOnLife.com

Rediscovering Columbus Day

Rediscovering Columbus Day:

Who found what when?  What is really being honored and what are we really celebrating?

By now many are familiar with “some” of the “controversy” that surrounds the ‘Columbus Day’ holiday.

Let’s take a different spin on dissecting the events leading up to “that day”, and use it as an opportunity for some self-discovery. Continue reading “Rediscovering Columbus Day”

“Universe You”: Intro to Connecting the Dots (Part 1)

“Universe You”: Intro to Connecting the Dots (Part 1)

Universe in the Eye of the Beholder

To make the most out of a life, one needs to be able to change it. To change a life, one needs to understand what it is made of.  To understand what it is made of, one only needs to understand the highest- and lowest-level components which life as we know it is made of, existence & experience, the UNIVERSE & YOU!

The “Universe You” Series will provide overarching concepts and universal truths to help an individual understand existence and maximize their experiences within it.  A new part of the series will be posted every Friday morning for the next several weeks.

This is the first piece of a multi-faceted puzzle, and by no coincidence, the whole will be greater than the sum of the parts.

Part 1: Introduction to “Connecting the Dots” – what does understanding “Universe You” get you?  Continue reading ““Universe You”: Intro to Connecting the Dots (Part 1)”

One-liner Inspires: New Developments!

Personal Developmentpersonal development plan: act once; think twice;
give yourself some space & go from novice to no vice
~Loopholes on Life, 09.19.2012

Help Wanted: Take one for the TEAM!

Anyone familiar with the delicious sweetness of a Starbuck’s White Chocolate Mocha and it’s sharp contrast with the chalky flavor of their traditional Mocha can understand the disappointment of my first sip this morning (after an extraordinarily long wait in the line no less).

It was clear that the individual on hook for crafting my drink was new and was also having a rough go of it today.   The order right before me had been messed up as well (part of the longer-than-normal wait). I by no means encourage people to “always be complaisant”, your order is your order, and at some juncture it is important to provide feedback to ensure an individual can acknowledge a misstep, work on their accountability, and grow as an employee and person themselves…. HOWEVER, we all make mistakes, and sometimes when we’re bombarded with a series of them we are emotional wrecks which are unlikely to perform any better by ‘new knowledge of a misstep’…. sooo, if you can find the right opportunity this week:

Help Wanted! Take one for the team, and take it to the grave.  Let a misstep slide, no matter how small or big – bear the cross for yourself, just this once.  Sometimes the smallest ‘non-escalations’ can have the biggest impacts.

I really do not like mocha’s, I’d rather have a hot chocolate at this point.  Yet I am using this example, of something so small and sooo insignificant, to be a more patient person myself.  I may not like the taste of a mocha, but I am blessed to have a warm drink on this beautiful Sunday morning – and in another situation, that could be more than a person could ever ask or hope for.

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