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Ralph Simone

Time for Both/And

One recent Saturday afternoon I was walking in a park near my home at the same time as what appeared to be a young girl’s high school sports celebration was taking place. The crowd was within seeing and hearing distance for about a half-mile of my walk. I was aware of a number of different…

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7 Days to Renewed Energy and Perspective – Action Step 7

Journaling One activity that helps us become more self-aware of our patterns or enhances our ability to let things go is journaling. Once during the day – midday, at day’s end, or any other time that you find useful – take out your journal and record your thoughts, feelings, experiences, insights, and learnings. Just write…

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7 Days to Renewed Energy and Perspective – Action Step 6

The “Pause” Begin noticing the transition that exists between activities, and consciously pause before commencing with the next activity by: Taking at least ONE deep diaphragmatic breath – a way to get the blood flowing and getting you more centered and grounded. Envisioning, while in this relaxed state, the intended outcome for your next activity….

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7 Days to Renewed Energy and Perspective – Action Step 5

Mental/Physical Activities Identify an activity or activities unrelated to your work and participate in that activity for ONE segment throughout the day. For the purpose of this activity, we suggest a segment length of 20 minutes or more. The activity is intended to be fun, challenging, and stimulating – something that stimulates your mind or…

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7 Days to Renewed Energy and Perspective – Action Step 4

Attitude of Gratitude Invest ONE minute sometime during the day to reflect upon the things and people you are grateful for. Make a list if you like, or simply focus on ONE thing you are grateful for and reflect on that throughout the day. This focus of gratitude will act as a magnet, attracting other…

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7 Days to Renewed Energy and Perspective – Action Step 3

Noticing Your Patterns Select a day or a portion of a day when you make a conscious effort to notice your patterns. It may be the way you react to being challenged, or how you respond to people who are early or late. It could be how you interact with your family or colleagues, or…

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7 Days to Renewed Energy and Perspective – Action Step 2

Inspiration Through Modeling Select a book to read, a movie to watch, or a podcast to listen to that you may find inspiring. As you read the book, watch the movie, or listen to the podcast, notice what parts of it make you feel inspired, that reach you at an emotional level. Keep in mind…

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7 Days to Renewed Energy and Perspective – Action Step 1

Intention Setting Select ONE intended outcome for the week. Thinking from the end, visualize what a successful outcome would look like. Your intentions could vary from feeling good, to closing a deal, to improving a relationship, to being more patient. Select just ONE outcome for the week and focus your attention on achieving that outcome….

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7 Days to Renewed Energy and Perspective

INTENDED OUTCOME: The end in mind is to get you into action and feeling good about your commitment to your ongoing growth, energy renewal, and positive perspective during these challenging, uncertain, and unprecedented times. Our seven-day process is intended to provide you with a plan that is easy to accomplish and that integrates mind, body,…

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Awareness, Purpose, Discernment, and Action

Effective, scalable leadership begins with awareness – first self-awareness, and then systems awareness. Leaders who evolve over time and remain relevant are consciously aware of the assumptions, beliefs, and thinking that drive their behavior. And because they are open to learning and feedback, they are consistently hearing from others about what’s working and not working…

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