Daksha Patel 
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Posts from September 2017

“He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.” – Victor Hugo 
Not Enough Time 
Last week a client told me that she found her job quite stressful working in a residential care home. She has been working as a Manager for nearly 18 months. She also said that because she got so stressed, she made sure she took lots of holidays and this equated to 30 days a year. When I asked her what she did to cope with her stress when she wasn’t on holiday she said she didn’t do anything because she didn’t have time! 
 
When you find yourself saying “I don’t have enough time” or words to that effect, what kind of personal reality are you creating for yourself? 
Just as a lily pad in a pond will rise and fall on the wave produced by a pebble dropped in that pond, so acts of kindness will raise the spirits of people we might never know.” - David R. Hamilton PhD 
Acts of Kindness 
Last week I had one of my best friends stay over with me for a week. She was in need of some “TLC” (tender loving care) so I invited her to spend some time with me. 
 
Unfortunately I had some work commitments already booked into my diary, so I gave her the key to my house so she could do as she pleased when I wasn’t there. 
 
After packing away my weekly shop on Sunday, I opened my bag draw where I usually stuff my plastic bags. The draw is so packed I usually have to close the door very quickly to stop them all falling out. 
 
Much to my surprise my friend had neatly folded every single bag and placed them all into one big shopping bag. I was so touched that she had gone out of her way to do this for me. It was such a thoughtful act of kindness. It really made me feel warm and grateful inside. 
“The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.” – Tony Robbins 
Building Resilience 
Being resilient is about having a fully charged inner battery of energy so you can deal with whatever challenge and situation you are facing. No matter how big or small. 
 
James E Loehr author of Stress for Success said “High pressure is now a fact of life and a way of life. The only way to survive – and thrive – in today’s workplace is not to get rid of stress but to deepen your capacity to handle stress. This can happen only by exposing yourself to new levels of stress, developing a new response to stress and establishing a very special kind of mental, physical and emotional balance”. 
I know that each of us has much to do. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by the tasks we face. But if we keep our priorities in order, we can accomplish all that we should. We can endure to the end regardless of temptations, problems, and challenges”. Joseph B. Wirthlin 
Boost Your Effectiveness 
It’s so easy to get busy every day with life and business that you forget to focus on your most valuable asset…. your health! I believe that sometimes it is the simple things that can have biggest impact. 
 
Without your health, you will be hard pushed to be productive and perform at your best. There are many benefits to being and staying healthy, all of which can have a dramatic impact on your business and personal life. You can boost your personal effectiveness by developing the following habits.