During a writing project, someone suggested I change a word to something simpler so that readers would understand, make it easier to swallow. The offending word was “segue”. Any idea what resource would be helpful in this situation?
Tactics to dumb-down communications disrespect all involved. Simplify yes, dumb-down no. Likewise, tendencies to gloss over challenges, avoid discomfort, or opt for convenience might make things immediately palatable, but will shortchange connections and resilience. Continue reading Easy to swallow
Seismic Resilience Series (Part 5 of 5)
Welcome to the finale of the Seismic Resilience Series.
Resilience is a process that manifests as a thought, an action, a perspective, a reflection, a decision. Above all, resilience is all about choices. You get to choose.
You choose whether to notice your frustrations and expectations, or to succumb to them (Frustrated Attachments – http://bit.ly/174E5L9). You choose your perspectives through curiosity and creativity, or be held hostage to them (Author, Director and Star – http://bit.ly/1gBcFil). You choose to navigate through the “goo” to reach the gold on the other side, or stay stuck in neutral (Occupy Goo – http://bit.ly/19cWLMx). And you choose to unearth and acknowledge your strengths and wisdom gained from past challenges, or bury the best of who you are (Through New Eyes – http://bit.ly/GPtnA1).
Here’s your chance to pull it all together, if you so choose. Continue reading Part 5 of 5: Flip It!
Seismic Resilience Series (Part 2 of 5)
What if Cinderella wore running shoes? What’s the first crazy possibility that comes to mind? Can you even imagine a different storyline? Continue reading Part 2: Author, Director and Star
I like to believe that people, for the most part, want to be helpful. It feels great to make a positive difference in someone’s life. It’s a way of paying it forward.
Barring immediate physical harm, how far do you go to help someone? Continue reading Heroes need not apply
Recently, I was asked why some Seismic eShift postings seem to leave readers dangling.
“Dangling”, as in there should be some sort of closure. An answer. A definitive direction to take. Otherwise, the loop is left open with a gap of uncertainty because the outcome could be anything.
Uncertainty can be disconcerting. Discomfort is, by definition, uncomfortable. You can bet I get curious about that uncertainty and discomfort. What was it that made you see or feel something you didn’t want to see or feel?
I specialize in ‘seismic nudges’. The gap is all yours to bridge as you live your life from moment to moment. Your choices. Your amazing story. Now if THAT makes you uncomfortable – the idea that you’re the true author of your own story – then I’m more than willing to risk your discomfort.
What are you willing to risk in service of your Seismic Life?