Archive for April 19th, 2011

April 19, 2011

Go ahead and surprise yourself…..

by Rod Smith

Attraction is only enduringly poss

Reach for your inner strength

You are probably stronger and more resilient than you feel and think you are. I am often amazed at the latent power I have seen come to the salvation of men and women who are under great stress or experiencing great pain.

You are probably more creative, tenacious, and determined, than you have conditioned yourself to believing you are. It’s been a joy to watch men and women dig themselves out of a tight spot once they’ve allowed themselves to escape the prisons of their own thinking.

You are probably better able to negotiate tough situations and speak up for yourself than you consider yourself to be. I’ve seen clients transformed from the proverbial wallflower to a force to be reckoned with, simply because they’d had enough of some people regarding them with less than absolute respect.

You are probably wiser than you give yourself credit. When push comes to shove it’s amazing what wisdom will emerge.

You are probably funnier than you think you are. When the chips are down, it’s refreshing to see how funny people can be. To cap it all, the humor of the wise, the humor of the resilient, requires no victims.

April 19, 2011

Stay or move, this is the question?

by Rod Smith

“My family wants to stay where we have always lived. I want to move for my career. My children (10, 12) have well-established friendships and my wife is a strong member of her church. The last thing I want to do is to uproot the family just for my own sake and I want it to be a family decision. Do we move to Cape Town or not? I am not asking you about the choice, I am asking you about the process of making the decision. The money is not significantly different.”

This is not a “family decision.” It is a mother-father decision. You and your wife get to make it.

Your children will establish added meaningful friendships wherever you live – and keep the friendships they already have.

Given the privilege of choices, I’d suggest you take the one offering most adventure.

Humans were designed for challenge, danger, and pioneering. There’s a lot of “leap before you look” in us all.