Tuesday 26 January 2016

Mind your "Ps and Qs"

Being told to mind my "ps and qs" has always been a puzzle to me. Contrary to most people's thinking the phrase doesn't mean which side to put the stem on the "o"! That never made sense to me anyway, as the meaning of being polite, in minding your manners, was implied in the phrase.

I am, as many of you know, pedantic, so I have even researched the meaning... (isn't google wonderful? ) and it would appear that no-one really knows the meaning behind the phrase. Therefore I have decided to make up my own!

The Ps are for process, progress and prosperity. We take our mind and think about the process, the how things get done. Then we notice what happens when we go through the process, we progress. By watching and learning from these two "ps" we reach prosperity, the natural outcome of work being progressively done...

The Qs now are a different matter altogether! They are for Quality Questions. Many moons ago, when I attended the Tony Robbins seminars, Tony was always reminding us to ask Quality Questions. Not for interrogating others but for reflecting on our own lives. January is one of the best month's for reflecting. Like Janus, we can look back and see what has happened and also look forward... in every sense of the words... to the future. I implement a process called Momentum Planning every November, but it can be done at any time and anywhere.

Here are a list of Questions to ponder. They can be associated with one year, five years or even a lifetime. Once you go through the process of reading them, write down your answers and enjoy "minding your ps and qs" ...

  • What did I accomplish?
  • What were my biggest Disappointments?
  • What did I learn?
  • How do I limit myself?
  • What are my personal values?
  • Where do I go from here...
 Six powerful thought provoking questions and the seventh one is -
 "Did you read and apply the process?"
My advice to you is to remember the Ps and Qs not just the Qs!

Sunday 3 January 2016

Adventuring together...

What have you decided that 2016 will bring to you?

I know you are probably reacting to that question with the reply "who knows what is ahead of us?" and to a certain degree that is true. However we can still make decisions that will affect our future. Such as the decision to make regular exercise part of our daily or weekly routine. Or to risk a little more by expanding your comfort zone.

The decision to smile instead of frown is a wonderful life changing decision especially when looking in the mirror!

Now I am not on the goal setting, vision board, writing dream list theme today. I am asking you to consider being a little... just a little.... more adventurous this year and see where it takes you. Being adventurous is a state of mind. It is not necessary to travel to lands unknown or take to the high seas to establish your adventuring credentials. It is however embarking on something or to somewhere that was previously unknown to you.

Or you could look at every day as an adventure as a child would look at a playpark... the shutes to slide down, the merry-go-round, that goes round and round and of course the swings. Everyone experiences swings in their lives. To a child a swing is fun and unbeknown to the child, it requires sustained effort to keep the swing going back and forth. So here I am thinking that sustained effort is what I will be putting into my 2016 year of adventure. Starting with the Forever oppportunity I was given 15 years ago...

Yep it is 15 years since I was given that first Aloe bottle to share with my Mum. Now it is an integral part of my life. It maintains my health levels at premium... able to fight off bugs... of all types and is part of my adventurous year of expanding the opportunity internationally. Could you be one of the business partners I have been looking for? Are you looking for adventure? I would love to share the amazing benefits that Forever has given our family and friends worldwide. How about coming on this adventure with me?

Applications to:    eileen@well-connected.biz