Not everyone is going to like you…

Not everyone is going to like you…

Happy Friday!

Today I’m coming to you from my balcony… giving you a glimpse into where I’ve been living now we’re no longer in the hustle and bustle of the city centre (I kinda miss the buzz, to be honest!)

But I do like being able to see the mountains. And I like still being close to the beach. I like a lot of things!

And, I’ll admit it, I also like to be liked. 

And I know I’m not alone. 

Although it comes from a good place ~ it’s nice to be nice to others, to belong, and to genuinely want to be helpful, thoughtful, and caring ~ there is also such thing as caring too much. 

Being in a new relationship, I’m conscious of wanting to fit in with the family, wanting to be accepted, and wanting to be liked. 

However, if you are a good person, a genuine person, and your motivations are pure, it shouldn’t matter what others think. Sometimes easier said than done, no?!?

Watch this week’s video to learn 3 harsh truths about caring a lot (dare I say too much) about what others’ think, that will save you a lot of precious time and energy. 

Again, here are the three (somehow harsh!) truths:

  1. Not everyone is going to like you. 
  1. No matter how hard you try, you cannot control others’ feelings or reactions towards you.  
  1. People care so much less than you think they do!

And remember, as Don Miguel Ruiz shares in his book The Four Agreements, what others think of you is none of your business!

Are you someone who cares a little too much at times what others think? Or do you know someone else who does? Share this video with them ~ and let’s keep the conversation going.

Which truth most resonated most with you? And what are you going to do this week as a result?

I want to hear from you in the comments below. 

Have a FAB week!


How to Remember People’s Names in 7 Fool-Proof Steps!

My Week in Pics: Working hard at some of the cute neighbourhood cafes, enjoying farewell brunches, gelato, and local cuisine, watching Vivaldi being performed at the ancient Klementinum, camping for a night at Melt Festival in Germany (and swimming in the lake with Pippi Longstocking!), completing a Prague Outdoor Escape, visiting Little Hanoi, and going to a beer spa!!! 


How to Remember People’s Names in 7 Fool-Proof Steps!

Happy Friday!

And greetings no longer from Prague, but rather my beautiful home town in Oakville (which has actually exceeded the population for a town, and so is technically now a city. Yet everyone still refers to it as at own because, well, it sounds more quaint!) Random Friday fact for you!

I flew back across the pond yesterday, and am excited to be en route to New Orleans, where I’m looking forward to presenting at the International Association of Administrative Professionals (iaap) annual Summit.

I have to say I love attending and participating in conferences and summits. I love the energy, I love the learning, and I love the meeting of a whole lotta new people.

And ideally, I love going beyond simply meeting them to actually connecting with them.

In last week’s post, I shared some ideas and easy to implement strategies that help to build instant and lasting connection. One of them was asking, and remembering, people’s names. And I promised to go deeper into this strategy this week.

So, that is exactly what we’re going to do today! Watch today’s video to learn the 7 easy, fool-proof steps to remembering people’s names. 

***WARNING!*** After you watch this video you’ll no longer be able to use the excuse “I’m useless at remembering names!” because now you’ll have the steps… And once you learn something, you can’t unlearn it. 

Once again, the steps are:

  1. Present
  2. Listen
  3. Association
  4. Impression
  5. Scribe
  6. Interest
  7. Repetition 

Are you ready to put these techniques into practice?!? I hope so! And I want to hear how it goes. Test it out, and then share your experiences in the comments below, or on my YouTube channel. And be sure to SUBSCRIBE!

Do you know someone in your life who could benefit from this video? Sharing is caring after all, so send it on over to them!

Have a FAB week!

Carol - high res