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See Strength Learned Lessons and Pride in Yourself…

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Self Awareness Requires…Letting Go

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One Man’s Opinion…The Need to Feel Appreciated

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It doesn’t matter how old I get what my experiences in life are it always seems to come down to one thing when it comes to major changes in my life. Do I feel appreciated at that moment ? If so I hang in and dig deep and try harder to do my best, if I don’t I will work hard to make it better but…I come to the realization that it is time to move on. It is that reason at the core of everything why my first marriage ended the way it did mainly because I didn’t feel appreciated. I started looking for \\appreciation else where. Fast forward to the present…A job that I worked at for 11 1/2 years I am leaving as of tomorrow. Mainly for the same reason …lack of feeling appreciated. Perhaps I overstate my own value , not likely but my value will be felt once I am not there. One of my co workers already stated that he is going to miss my insights and that I had knew more of what was going than he did and he works during the day and I work the overnight. I did the overnights for 5 1/2 years…my sleep is off especially on the weekends …it’s my body’s way of saying it’s time to do something else with my life something more to be more and value myself more than what others do.

So a word of advice …While it is important to feel appreciated it is just as important to put yourself in a situation or environment to where you flourish and feel what you do matters.

 

 

One Man’s Opinion: Self Awareness is Not Self Judgment

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Sometimes we are our own worse enemy. We are harder on ourselves than others are on us especially when we feel we let ourselves down by doing things we know better we shouldn’t do.  We beat ourselves up over and over making it difficult to move on and grow from the experience, so …stop beating yourselves up over the past, see who you really are and leave self judgment at the door and be the best you.

One Man’s Opinion …Who Are You?

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Simple question right?  Think again. Not who we think we are or who we see ourselves to be but who am I at my core. So the riddle that stumps us the most is the most simple of questions …Who Am I?

How To Become …Self Aware

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I know this is list is easier said than done but being aware is also being honest with yourself about your prejudices, your motivation your needs…responses, no one said it was going to be easy. The effort if genuine is worth doing.

Are You Self Aware?

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Don’t Forget Your Value

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One Man’s Opinion: Can We Be Overly Generous?

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Is there such a there as being too generous? Are there limits to how much one gives? Are there boundaries to be respected when it comes to generosity? From very early on we are taught to share, share with our siblings our family and friends. And in many cases taught to share with strangers who may be in need. But is there a point when it intrudes on the boundaries of others?
I’m interested in your thoughts on this subject. Feel free to share.

One Man’s Opinion: The Value of You

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This matters in every walk of your life. Personal and professional. I am living these words right now with a change of jobs soon. I was asked why I am leaving. My reason wasn’t about money …it was about worth, my value and how I saw me in the work enviorment. When I asked a question about what it took to get to the next level…silence became the answer. After a couple of attempts it became clear the answer was no. Funny thing is I was ok with the answer in fact I knew when I asked the question chances are what the answer would be, yet I was more put off that no one bothered no one felt it mattered enough for a sit down to discuss what it would take to get to the next level short term and long term. That triggered or fuel my decision to change my job. I realize I felt I was worth a conversation with the powers to be even if the answer was no. I deserved that much. Now that conversation is too late to have. Someone else will value my work , will appreciate my worth. Someone already does…Me!