Just for Today

“Just for Today . . . Just for today . . . I will choose and display the right attitudes. Just for today . . . I will determine and act on important priorities. Just for today . . . I will know and follow healthy guidelines. Just for today . . . I will communicate with and care for my family. Just for today . . . I will practice and develop good thinking. Just for today . . . I will make and keep proper commitments. Just for today . . . I will earn and properly manage finances. Just for today . . . I will deepen and live out my faith. Just for today . . . I will initiate and invest in solid relationships. Just for today . . . I will plan for and model generosity. Just for today . . . I will embrace and practice good values. Just for today . . . I will seek and experience improvements.     Just for today . . . I will act on these decisions and practice these disciplines, and Then one day . . . I will see the compounding results of a day lived well.”
John C. Maxwell, Today Matters: 12 Daily Practices to Guarantee Tomorrows Success

As I was reading inspirational quotes and drinking my coffee, I came across this quote by John Maxwell. To be transparent, I love John Maxwell and have many of his books. This one quote can serve as an outline for bettering our personal and professional lives.

Let’s look at what John says comprises a “day well lived”:

  • Choose and display right attitudes
  • Determine and act on priorities
  • Know and follow healthy guidelines
  • Communicate with and care for family
  • Practice and develop good thinking
  • Make a keep proper commitments
  • Earn and properly manage finances
  • Initiate and invest in solid relationships
  • Plan and model generosity
  • Embrace and practice good values
  • Seek and experience improvements
  • Act on these decisions and practice these disciplines

This is what I would also call living an intentional life. These disciplines, when acted upon, create positive outcomes in all phases of our lives. They build character, a healthy life and can create wealth.

All of these requires action. The very last item Maxwell speaks of is to act on the decisions and practice these disciplines. Our actions define our present and future; as the quote reminds us of “compounding results of well lived day”. Our results will compound over time – either of well lived day or of a wasted day.

The choice is yours. Every day, you make choices.

How are you living your one life?



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Lavender Essential Oil Calming Benefits

Happy Sunday everyone!

Being calm and mindful is essential for a balanced life. Practicing mindfulness will help you achieve calmness and peace. But did you know that lavender essential oil can have a calming  effect on you and those around you.

You can use lavender oil by placing a drop or two on your flexible joints or using a diffuser. If you use it topically,  test with a very small amount to ensure that your skin doesn’t have a sensitivity to it. You may have to dilute the oil to use topically.

With our hectic lives, sometimes we need help to center ourselves and achieve peace. Adding lavender essential oil to your life can help you  achieve calmness.

To learn more or to order, please visit here.

Feel free to comment or share your success with lavender essential oil or mindfulness.

Have a great Sunday!

Communication and leadership effectiveness

Excellent article.


It seems that one of the most common comments from people when asked about leadership is that their managers do not communicate enough.

Of course this is a statement that can hide a multitude of sins,  so when I drill down into the detail of what they mean,  what comes out is a lack of clear direction,  being too busy,  not giving feedback …

A recent survey in the US conducted by Interact/Harris reinforces these points. 

The top complaints people had about their leaders,  which of course impacts on engagement and trust,  were:

  • not recognising their people’s achievements
  • not giving clear directions
  • not having time to meet with their people

Too often people get a sense that their manager considers his or her day to day tasks as being more important than themselves.

This creates insecurity,  uncertainty,  and in the extreme, 

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Four years and counting

Well, I have been blogging and coaching for four years. It has been a wonderful four years. I have shared my life with you, my readers and friends. You have allowed me into your lives. I have learned from you. I hope you have learned from me.

I have enjoyed our journey together. I don’t blog as often due to work and life, but I still stay active. I appreciate that you have allowed me into life and look forward to sharing more in the future.

Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!


I am in the process of moving further away from my children and to a new town. It is a daunting task, especially during the holidays. It is a great opportunity, and opens new doors, but not something I had planned on doing a year ago.

During a break from the packing and unpacking, I was talking to a friend. My friend asked me if I would be lonely. It caught me by surprise as I hadn’t thought about it in that respect.

Holidays have been hard on me since my divorce and the death of my parents; and now I was moving further away from my kids. Back to the question at hand, would I be lonely?

Short answer, no.

I haven’t been lonely since my divorce. I have learned to be happy alone and by myself. Everyone has said or heard at some in their life that “nothing is so lonely as being surrounded by people and feeling alone”. That is a very true statement. Waiting on someone you care about to return your attention also can bring on loneliness.

When you can be happy in silence, sitting alone in the dark, loneliness is not something you have to be concerned about. Learn to accept yourself, be thankful for what you have and you will feel fulfilled.

How are you going through life?

Every day we all go through this thing called life.  We go to work, take care of our kids and those we love. Hopefully having some fun as we travel this journey.

There is more to life than this…….but are you living it?

You can have more, have it all…….if you make the right choices. Yes, it comes back to the choices YOU make. You can choose to have it all or to float through life. Your actions, how you spend your time, determine the pace, the quality and the outcome of your journey.

You can go through life wasting your time on things that will never matter, but is fun for the moment. Alcohol, drugs, addictions in general and lies are a great waste of your time, your journey. While you may have fun in the short term, they prevent your journey from being successful. You will drive wedges between your real friends and family. Your career will suffer. You will become lost on your journey. Some people never realize what they have lost as they waste their life and talents. Others realize it too late.

I had a loved one that had a medical condition that took away his ability to communicate as he was dying. You could see in his eyes that he had so much he wanted to say,  but he couldn’t talk, write or sign. Instead of saying – and doing – what needed to be done while he could, he spent his time doing things that while important at the time, wasn’t what needed to be done. He went to his grave with so much left unsaid.

I had another loved one that keep secrets here whole life and finally opened up to our family on her deathbed. Revealing the truth at the end of her life caused her family great emotional pain. Now instead of fond memories growing up, I am faced with questions, had to deal with the anger of the revelation. Our family will never be same.

Both examples are of people who was busy with life, but wasn’t busy living. They both missed opportunities to tell their loved ones how they felt, what was going on. Their loved ones will always wonder why and what they really wanted to say.

I have had to search my life and deal with things that wasn’t easy to deal with. I lost my dad, mom and got divorced in less than a year. I have made my share of mistakes, will make more, but though my experiences I realize the most important thing in life is relationships. My relationship with God, my kids, my family and those that I call my friends. I will endeavor to make sure that they know now and always how I feel about them. I will give them my best, be there for them. I will help them build the future that they want so they can have a better journey.

So, how are you going through your life? Are you doing your best and helping others, living without regrets or are you busy with things that won’t matter in 5 years?

Let me know what you think by leaving a comment.