A few years ago, I wrote two blogs during the month of March. The first was entitled, “How will you SURPRISE yourself this SPRING?” https://careermanagementcoaching.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/how-will-you-surprise-yourself-this-spring/? and the second was entitled, “What’s Your 2016 Spring Surprise?” https://careermanagementcoaching.me/2016/03/20/whats-your-2016-spring-surprise/ An anagram for the words Spring Day was included in each Blog. Today, I want to share with you another anagram for the words Spring Day as you Choose Who YOU Want to be Known As.
Although we lost an hour Early yesterday morning, we made it through the day this Monday. Throughout our career path, we lose time, appointments, colleagues and friends and an occasional discussion. It happens that we grow, develop and become more aware of who we are and how we interact with others. Since I traveled to New York City on business, twice this month, I wanted to share with you a few anagrams I wrote, as follows:
E arnestly the Speakers engaged
T he audience to
H ear how their journeys gave them strength to change.
I t never fails to reach the
C onsciousness of each person’s awareness.
S electively, we chose our next steps. ©Jo Ann M. Radja
E arly on it became clear
T hat a Speaker told the truth.
H e said, “What was for many of us, was not in our future.”
I t was necessary to Pivot in order to
C hange our chosen path. Be guided by your integrity
S o the judgment of others won’t keep you from your Purpose.. ©Jo Ann M. Radja
E verything outside of the vehicle was very still. After
T he quick glance out his window, the driver
H eard no voices or sounds on the street or parkway. He
I nstantly and
C asually drove slower at 1:30am.
S o we continued to be safe for the next 10 blocks. ©Jo Ann M. Radja
E ver so softly people moved
T hrough the 9/11 Museum this Sunday morning.
H ow it affected people was
I nterrupted by watching
C arefully placed videos. We were reminded to
S ee though our pain in order to appreciate the joy of the value of life. ©Jo Ann M. Radja
Have a great week as you Choose Who You Want to be Known As.
“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Executive & Career Management Coach
It happens often, you change for one reason or another. People you knew a number of years back are unable to accept the change. Apparently you surprised someone because of your development growth. What kept you together in a circle no longer applies It could be as simple as you no longer enjoy eating a certain food, or you lived in the same neighborhood and moved away, or you received a promotion that the other person wanted. Your Spring Surprise happens and you want to move forward.
Alternatively, you may be on the cusp of a change – in the process of transition. Your challenge is to assist someone to accept the transition in your career. Using the emotional intelligence matrix of. . .
not taking it personally, and
not judging the other person. . . is one strategy to consider. Choosing Who Do You Want to be Known As during the transition process is your personal responsibility that you do not take likely.
This weekend as the Spring Equinox greets us, very best wishes for YOUR Spring Surprise. . .
Resilience paid off.
It’s the first day of Spring and
Not too late to
Give back to those who were kind to me.
Doubts tried to creep into my mind for a while this past winter.
And were swept away.
Yearnings will come true as you focus on
what’s important to you. ©Jo Ann M. Radja*
“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Executive and Career Management Coach
* This anagram was first published by me on March 20, 2015 via LinkedIn.com/Pulse
Today is the first day of Daylight Savings Time and we are adjusting to the loss of one hour. I have come across a few articles recently about how the anchoring choice of a decision comes into play. The conversation of how we truly decide and move forward is always on-going. Neuroscientists and Psychologists keep us busy reading their latest articles and the above picture shows another view of what goes on when we begin to make decisions.
Anchors Aweigh is a phrase used to release the weighted anchor holding a ship at the harbor. Anchoring Decisions is a form of cognitive bias we all have which may be based on our education, culture, whether we grew up in a small or large family and the physical environment we enjoyed as children. When we choose the first piece of information we hear about an event, we anchor on to it. Although we may ask for some other information, we usually go back to the first piece of information we hear, because we unconsciously believe it to be true.
Perhaps some people haven’t considered how often they anchor what they hear. Often times we wonder why someone may not move from a “position” and anchoring may be the reason. Here is an additional view of how our unconscious bias influences our decision making.
During this second week of March, 2015, consider how you Choose Who You Want to be Known As when reaching out to understand another person’s decision. Have a great week!
“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Executive and Career Management Coach
Be sure you put feet in the right place, then stand firm.
E-Everyone gossips, people say.
T-Today it takes courage to reply
H-How the Office doesn’t permit gossip.
I -Interesting how the first step to
C-Confirm what the values of an office are
S-Seems daunting to many people. ©Jo Ann M. Radja
E-Extra documents need
T-To be shown to verify
H-How you can afford a debt.
I-It’s easy to obtain.
C-Confidence builds trust
S-So that collaboration can begin.©Jo Ann M. Radja
Have a great day as you Choose Who You Want to be Known As!
“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Career Management Coaching & Change Agent
There have been quite a few celebrations of culture since March 17th. . . St. Patrick’s Day, St. Joseph’s Day, Spring Equinox, Persian New Year’s Day, Palm Sunday and Passover. (If I’ve omitted a holiday, please excuse the omission.) The … Continue reading