Acceptance.

Acceptance.

I love how when you’re paying attention to the little things, you recognize that sometimes those things occur right when you need them to.   About 6 months ago, I was browsing through the on-sale best sellers at Target.  I was looking for a good book to take with me while I traveled. On a whim, I purchased Uninvited by Lisa TerKeurst, but I didn’t get around to start reading it until the beginning of the year. I picked up this book to read…

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2019.

2019.

It amazes me how the older you get, the faster the years seem to fly by. I can’t believe 2018 is now coming to an end. Looking back, overall, it’s been a pretty great year. Small acts of courage led me to opportunities of growth, personally and professionally. Though I don’t feel I am where I want to be, I do know I am closer to getting there – wherever “there” might be. I will continue my journey to courageous…

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Courage – Revisited.

Courage – Revisited.

Upon further reflection of my last post, I realized my focus on the two situations that occurred was how it affected me.  My focus was inward and selfish.  While I must look inward to reflect, I must look at the bigger picture to find peace in why the outcome was in the best interest to the other associated parties. I say, “The outcome of each was not what I wanted.”  It shouldn’t be about what I want.  It’s about what…

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Courage.

Courage.

I was reading through some of my old blog posts, and this one proved to be a good reminder of equating vulnerability with weakness.  When I read the statement, my mind instantly conjured up the image: vulnerability = weakness vulnerability = courage I recently took two risks, one right after the other.  The outcome for each was not what I wanted.  And truthfully, I’m still in recovery. The first was personal, and I was terrified to make the move.  The…

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Culture.

Culture.

It seems the word “culture” is popping up everywhere, as people use it to describe the attitude and behaviors of a workforce.  In my area of food safety, I read a lot of articles and such expressing concern that employees simply do not care about food safety.  People cite the need for training, education, checklists, internal audits, etc., etc.  But none of those things matter if the employee, his or herself, does not care about what they do and why…

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