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CHANGE YOUR MIND, CHANGE YOUR LIFE

ChangeMindLife

 

This is the story of Kathleen, a client of one of my Coach colleagues, Karyn Greenstreet. I too have been a client of Karyn and I must say she is quite competent. So be sure to check out her great content on her website after your read Kathleen’s story, at passionforbusiness.com

Now back to the story of Kathleen. I read Kathleen’s story and found it striking. I thought that instead of writing my own post, I should share this simple, powerful and very human story with you. I read it and I saw myself. I saw my clients. I saw my family members, friends, colleagues I work with, and other folk that I know and observe in daily life.

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My 5 Life Lessons @ 50 Years

My5LifeLessons (1)

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List of Jamaican Olympic Team – Encourage With A Tweet! Rio 2016

 

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Jamaican Olympic Team, Rio 2016 – JamaicaObserver.com

Hi Friends,

Our Jamaican Olympic Team Members have been doing so well at the Rio Olympics, 2016. Some have not performed in the way they intended to, but THEY ARE ALL WINNERS, and clearly EXCELLENT in their respective sporting event. So why not give them all some encouragement by tweeting to them by name, and letting them know how much you admire them, and are grateful for how well they have lifted up our country Jamaica  positively in the eyes of the world, yet again? Read the Rest…

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Making a Decision You Can Live With

Decision Can Live With

 

 

Think on paper and note the pros and cons 
Documenting on paper, helps you relieve stress from a mind filled with burdensome thoughts, and it allows you to take a break and come back and review the relevant details and discuss it with others, if you so choose.

Brainstorm options without judgement
Brainstorming engages your creative, solution oriented energy. In addition, think of someone who is completely unlike you and generate options according to their way of thinking. Thinking like someone completely different from you enables you to have a more detailed view of the situation and generate much more options than you will generate limited by your own mindset and worldview.

Honestly Identify your biases
Biases increase your blind spotS, which if not confronted will set you up for failure.

Consider who and/or what will be impacted by your decision
You live in community, consequently, everything you do will have an impact on the people you interact with regularly, especially your most significant (e.g. family, co-workers, friends) relationships.

Identify the human, methods, financial, material,  and timeline elements required to  make and implement the decision
This man-method-money-material-timeline framework enables you to see  more clearly all the elements to be considered in the decision making process.

Ensure your decision aligns with your core values
Your values serve as your temperature gauge to indicate whether you are heading in the right direction. To live separated from your values is to live without peace.

Make your decision!


ABOUT CHERYLL MESSAM

Cheryll Messam, is a Personal & Professional Development Consultant, Life & Corporate Coach, Career Coach, Professional Resume Writer and LinkedIn Profile Writer. Through coaching, consultations, and training opportunities, Coach Cheryll  supports Professionals who wish to master or eliminate challenging workplace, interpersonal, productivity, self-confidence, and career issues or set and accomplish realistic goals.

Learn more about Coach Cheryll at her website www.youinmindjamaica.com  or connect with her on LinkedIn https://jm.linkedin.com/in/cheryllmessam

Cheryll Messam, CPC, ELI-MP

Certified Professional Life & Corporate Coach
Energy Leadership Master Practitioner
You in Mind Jamaica – Your Ally for Excellence in Life & Work
Local clients: 876-357-6397 (Jamaica)
International clients: 954-762-7942 / Skype: cmessam2
Email: cheryll@youinmindjamaica.com
Website: http://youinmindjamaica.com/
LinkedIn: https://jm.linkedin.com/in/cheryllmessam

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What if You Are The Weakest Link?

The Power to Change Beliefs
So you’ve finally and decisively (hopefully) made up your mind and now your goal is clear. But did you know that no matter how good you are at what you have set out to do, your performance will most likely be sub-optimal?  The Theory of Constraints, developed by Dr. Eli Godratt (1984) attempts to explain this for us. Essentially Dr. Godratt is saying what we’ve heard from youth, “A chain is as strong as its weakest link.” When a business or an individual sets out to accomplish a goal, they will be hampered by constraints.

Constraints in an organization can relate to people, supplies, information, equipment, or policies. They can be tangible and intangible (e.g. organizational culture) and can also be internal or external to an organization. Constraints on a personal level can involve skills, knowledge, attitudes, people,  finances, tools/equipment, environment (e.g. domestic, geographical, national, global). As in organizations, personal  constraints can be tangible or intangible, and internal or external.

If we look at constraints as related to weaknesses or vulnerabilities, then there may be several such factors relevant to your particular goal. However, in the Theory of Constraints, there can only be one (1) constraint at a time. The weakest link. The factor that causes the…greatest… vulnerability or threat to the achievement of your goal.  It is instructive to understand and remember ,that it is the weakest link that sets the pace of your progress towards achieving your goal.

Therefore your goal setting activity must include up front, the identification of  your constraints, and careful judgment on your part of which of them represents your weakest link. If you wish to increase the likelihood of achieving your goal, then once the constraint is identified, you must manage it. That means take action to completely eliminate it, if that is possible, or manage it well. After you have implemented your strategy to manage your constraint, you should do an evaluation to determine whether your progress towards your goal has improved. If not, then adjust your strategy and evaluate again, and repeat until the constraint is effectively managed. If yes, you can expect your progress will speed up. It is now time to determine what is the next weakest link and take action to manage that and so on.

It is very likely that , many persons have aborted, and still-born goals in their personal history. This is not because the goal was intrinsically nigh impossible. This is not because they themselves were no match for the goal. It may simply be a case of setting a worthy goal, becoming distracted and enamoured with the idea of accomplishing the goal, and embracing the positive changes that it will bring, without doing the hard work of considering the disabling factors within and externally, which may get in the way. Then reality strikes at the most inconvenient time and they lose their self-confidence, and energy, towards their vision for their lives, and self-doubt , fear and hesitation increases.

Goals are there to help us keep focus on and bring into our lives the things we value most.  Yet the process of setting goals must be done properly if we are to achieve them and develop our lives in the way we desire and deserve. Have you aborted a goal because you were hi-jacked by a constraint you didn’t  pay early attention to? Did you miscalculate which constraint represented your weakest link? Remember the constraint can be internal or external. Interestingly, some experts argue based on the Pareto Principle that most of our constraints are internal. How does this apply to you and your habit of setting or not setting goals? Do you cultivate a mindset of limiting beliefs? Do you suffer from procrastination or indecisiveness? Do you typically jump into things without careful analysis and reflection? Do you properly plan concerning others but poorly plan for yourself? Do you avoid asking for help from family, friends, experts, colleagues?

You owe it to yourself to live your life fully. You can do this by examining what’s holding you back in any or  every area of your life, and begin crafting a plan, then taking action to eliminate the constraint, even if you discover that it is you who are standing in your own way.

 

References

Godratt’s Theory of Constraint (Parts 1 of 3)
http://www.brighthubpm.com/project-planning/4088-goldratts-theory-of-constraints-part-one/

The Theory of Constraints
https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/toc.htm

Living Without Limits
http://www.briantracy.com/blog/personal-success/living-without-limits/

 


ABOUT CHERYLL MESSAM

Cheryll Messam, is a Personal & Professional Development Consultant, Life & Corporate Coach, Career Coach, Professional Resume Writer and LinkedIn Profile Writer. Through coaching, consultations, and training opportunities, Coach Cheryll  supports Professionals who wish to master or eliminate challenging workplace, interpersonal, productivity, self-confidence, and career issues or set and accomplish realistic goals.

Learn more about Coach Cheryll at her website www.youinmindjamaica.comor connect with her on LinkedIn https://jm.linkedin.com/in/cheryllmessam

 

Cheryll Messam, CPC, ELI-MP

Certified Professional Life & Corporate Coach
Energy Leadership Master Practitioner
You in Mind Jamaica – Your Ally for Excellence in Life & Work
Local clients: 876-357-6397 (Jamaica)
International clients: 954-762-7942 / Skype: cmessam2
Email: cheryll@youinmindjamaica.com
Website: http://youinmindjamaica.com/
LinkedIn: https://jm.linkedin.com/in/cheryllmessam

 

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10 Life Quotes From The Greats!

Fool vs Wiseman

In growing up I would be told quite regularly and sternly by  adults “A word to the wise is sufficient!”  Can you relate? Of course this is no commentary on any behaviour of mine that would warrant several reminders. You know how adults get. Heh Heh. There were these stern reminders in the forms of ‘sayings and proverbs’ on the one hand. On the other hand, my school curriculum from early childhood through to secondary  was rife with quotes and gems, which had to be memorized.  And you know what? They continue to this day to play over and over in my head, at the most inconvenient times,  especially when I would like to indulge in a generous helping of foolishness. Can you relate?

 

But it was all for the good, as I have come to value quotes. I find them effective in illuminating, guiding, inspiring, comforting and strengthening us in our human experiences and predicaments. I share ten such with you from the lips of great men of old — Aristotle, Cicero, Heraclitus, Homer and Seneca. I hope that in the list you will find new, and old quotes but all together providing you illumination, guidance, inspiration, comfort and strength as you go through your life experiences and embrace the best that is ahead of you.

 

“Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no use is made of the labors of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge. “ – Cicero
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” –Aristotle
“Reason should direct and appetite obey.“ – Cicero
“My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.” –Aristotle
“The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for.” – Homer
“The road up and the road down are one and the same.” – Heraclitus
“A man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary.”- Seneca
“Even where sleep is concerned, too much is a bad thing.” – Homer
“As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.” – Seneca
“A hidden connection is stronger than an obvious one.” – Heraclitus

 


Cheryll Messam Certified Professional Life & Corporate Coach

Cheryll Messam
Certified Professional Life & Corporate Coach

ABOUT CHERYLL MESSAM

Cheryll Messam, is a Personal & Professional Development Consultant, Life & Corporate Coach, Career Coach, Professional Resume Writer and LinkedIn Profile Writer. Through coaching, consultations, and training opportunities, Coach Cheryll  supports Professionals who wish to master or eliminate challenging workplace, interpersonal, productivity, self-confidence, and career issues or set and accomplish realistic goals.

Learn more about Coach Cheryll at her website www.youinmindjamaica.com or connect with her on LinkedIn https://jm.linkedin.com/in/cheryllmessam

 

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Cheryll Messam, CPC, ELI-MP
Certified Professional Life & Corporate Coach
Energy Leadership Master Practitioner
You in Mind Jamaica – Your Ally for Excellence in Life & Work
876-357-6397 (Local clients, Jamaica)
954-762-7942 (International clients) / Skype: cmessam2
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Office Wardrobe Essentials

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Office wardrobe essentials to look great (and professional) every season
Infographic by Quill

 

This content is a collaboration of www.quill.com and http://ghergich.com and is posted at the request of

Bethany Emerson
Outreach Specialist
Ghergich & Co.
http://ghergich.com
Bethany@ghergich.com

ABOUT CHERYLL MESSAM

Cheryll Messam, is a Personal & Professional Development Consultant, Life & Corporate Coach, Career Coach, Professional Resume Writer and LinkedIn Profile Writer. Through coaching, consultations, and training opportunities, Coach Cheryll  supports Professionals who wish to master or eliminate challenging workplace, interpersonal, productivity, self-confidence, and career issues or set and accomplish realistic goals.

Learn more about Coach Cheryll at her website www.youinmindjamaica.com or connect with her on LinkedIn https://jm.linkedin.com/in/cheryllmessam 
CONTACT US TODAY!
Cheryll Messam, CPC, ELI-MP
Certified Professional Life & Corporate Coach
Energy Leadership Master Practitioner
You in Mind Jamaica – Your Ally for Excellence in Life & Work
876-357-6397 (Local clients, Jamaica)
954-762-7942 (International clients) / Skype: cmessam2
Email: cheryll@youinmindjamaica.comPLEASE JOIN US
Website: http://youinmindjamaica.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/youinmindjamaica
LinkedIN: jm.linkedin.com/in/cheryllmessam/
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How Would You Spend 30 Pieces of Silver?

Self-Sabotage

 

 

Perhaps you know that , during this Holy Week of the Easter Season, the typical focus for persons of Christian Faith is the suffering, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  However there is a sub-theme of betrayal , which is an integral part of the story of Jesus Christ’s life, death and resurrection. In his case, Jesus was betrayed and handed over to his enemies by one of his own disciples.  The price was thirty pieces of silver.

 

Sadly, betrayal features strongly in human relationships. We are at risk of experiencing  it at the workplace, in politics, among friends, and yes, even in marriage and the family system.  Betrayal is bad enough as it is, but it often comes with a sting or bad, and long lasting aftertaste, one very hard to get rid of. Often betrayal delivers a surprising blow, and usually by someone close.  Sometimes, that someone is you/me betraying self. Read the Rest…

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Asleep at Work

Some People Dream Success

 

Dennis Nally, Chairman PriceWaterhouseCoopers International in “Addressing the Talent Challenge,”  notes that fifty-eight (58% ) percent of CEOs believe that the availability of key skills is a threat to business growth prospects   (http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/issues/talent/future-of-work.html ). Come May 2016, a new generation, born approximately 1995 -2012, will enter the workforce for the first time.  They are labelled by some as Generation Z . Among their distinctive qualities is that they have no sense of  ‘pre-internet;’ and in addition, they will present a management challenge, as their work ethic, habits, perspectives, expectations, are vastly different from the generations already represented in the workforce.

Researchers and other experts are divided on the impact of automation on employment. Rachel Stephens, in her article “Robots at Work: The Economic Effects of Workplace Automation,” September 2015, cites a  March 2015 paper titled “Robots at Work”  by Georg Graetz of Uppsala University and Guy Michaels of the London School of Economics (http://journalistsresource.org/ ). Stephens notes that the paper concentrates on the economic effects of industrial robots. One interesting finding was that based on the implementation of robots, workers improved their productivity, and added more value to the economy, across the 17 countries reviewed in the study. Contrast this with the likely impact of McDonald Europe’s decision to install touch screen cashiers, and the growing trend by companies to install self-serve kiosks. Read the Rest…

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1st Monday Motivation!

YOU ARE MORE THAN YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES!

So start off this first full week of 2015…oops… 2016 (smile) unreserved and unapologetic about what you want to accomplish. Be that person who tries – corrects – keeps going. You will achieve your desired goals.

BTW, I hope you’ve written down your goals for this year already or will do it soon. Goals don’t belong in your head. They need to be documented, just like all the other valuable matters in your life are in tangible form.

 

1 Goals For 2016

 

Your goals should have a due date with a supporting plan with action steps that you pursue daily, weekly, monthly as relevant. Review your goals and progress weekly or monthly so they remain foremost in your mind.

Many times we don’t get what we want because we just don’t remember. Why? There’s just too much going on and we get distracted. It’s understandable.

So do what you need to do to remind yourself weekly…what 2016 MUST be about for YOU.

Thanks for connecting with me. Wishing you a good week ahead, with 51 more good weeks to come! And be sure to let me know how I can support your personal & professional goals this year!

 

With You in Mind!


 

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Cheryll Messam Certified Professional Life & Corporate Coach

Cheryll Messam
Certified Professional Life & Corporate Coach

Coach Cheryll Messam, CPC, ELI-MP, is a Certified Professional Life & Corporate Coach, Resume Writer, LinkedIn Profile Writer, and owner of YOU in Mind Jamaica, a personal and professional development company. Coach Cheryll helps local and international clients look their best on paper via professionally written resumes and LinkedIN profiles. Through consultations or coaching sessions Cheryll helps her clients overcome their workplace, career management, job search, productivity, self-confidence and goal setting challenges.

Cheryll Messam, CPC, ELI-MP
Certified Professional Life & Corporate Coach
Energy Leadership Master Practitioner
You in Mind Jamaica – Your Ally for Excellence in Life & Work
Local clients: 876-357-6397 (Jamaica)
International clients: 954-762-7942 / Skype: cmessam2
Email: cheryll@youinmindjamaica.com (* Remember to include your  name and telephone number in your message)

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