We meet on Saturday mornings and if there is one thing that must happen during that time is a lot of laughter and fun! After all, as one member says, if she’s going to give up a morning – a Saturday morning to boot – that must be a requirement!
Today was no exception. Our esteemed leader of the meeting, the Toastmaster, declared a theme of “rivalries” to keep us all on our toes. And since we live a few miles from the Minnesota-Wisconsin border, today’s topical theme was dead-on!
For today is the meeting of the biggest rival in history, it is said in certain circles, with a football playoff game between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers. A few of us wore our green, but there was one who showed her true color of purple.
What also had been significant in this meeting were the fast-on-your-feet questions that were answered about rivalries: personal, professional, and most enlightening was that of the internal rivalry.
Until verbalized this day, I had been wrangling with this issue all week long, and upon hearing the internal strife inside is the most intense rivalry of all, it solidified, for me at least, that I am the best competition I’ll ever have! What a relief! I no longer have to worry about YOU or what YOU are doing to take me down!
Of course, I’m not worried about you being in my way at all. However, I am worried about ME standing in my own way… and that happened this week. Although I don’t necessarily believe I was stopped in my tracks. I was simply having an off week, spending it with the crud of colds and flu that’s going around. When I’m not action in my business, my passion, or my dreams, I get a little sulky.
Does this happen to you? I’d love to hear how you get yourself out of your own way and out of your slump.
To your success,
“Rivalry adds so much to the charms of one's conquests” ~Louisa May Alcott
Peggy Lee Hanson, personal transition guide and mentor, is expert at compassionately helping those suffering loss of any proportion, especially through unemployment. Using proven strategies and support, she teaches how to move quickly and easily through current or impending life-changing moments so that you can have the life you are meant -- and deserve -- to live.
PeggyLee is a Speaker, Best-selling author on Amazon.com, Certified Dream Coach® & Group Leader®, Trained True Purpose Coach®, and CEO and Founder of MyDreamArchitect.com, a subsidiary of Personal Transition Guidance, LLC. Also, Peggy Lee has co-facilitated mastermind groups and appeared as a regular columnist for online communities. She is a member of Toastmasters International.
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