The time has come to say goodbye to my dear mum, and it will be a sad day on Monday, but it will also be a happy day knowing that her last wishes to die peacefully at home were granted.
This has resulted in wonderful positive memories of her which we can all take forward into the future.
All the arrangements are completed, and we are looking forward to honouring her at the Polish service in Nottingham.
Earlier this week I had the pleasure to deliver Masterclass 2 to the amazing staff of Springfield Training in Leeds. Thank you, CEO Noel Johnson, for the booking of all three Masterclasses to be run in your monthly team development days.
This was a great session, and the interaction and feedback were wonderful. Noel really looks after his staff, and you can feel the team spirit in the room. We went through the 5 pillars of Mental Resilience as well as a practical relaxation exercise and a Visualisation exercise.
After each session I send an Action Plan for the staff to work on all month until the next session. This allows them time to integrate the techniques into their daily routine. This is the perfect way to use this programme which delivers proven techniques to reduce stress and improve energy.
Noel has demonstrated amazing growth over the past 8 years and his business continues to grow. Many experts say that the most important components of any business are the people, and this company demonstrates how true that is.
Last week I had the pleasure to deliver Masterclass 1 live online to worldwide staff of Siemens Gamesa. I ran one masterclass at 8am to cover one time zone and one at 2pm to cover the other time zone.
Siemens Gamesa is a leader in the renewable energy industry, working to provide the world’s best offshore and onshore wind turbines and services. They have 27,000 staff across the world.
Both Masterclasses were extremely well received and there was a tremendous response in the number of staff who attended. The anonymous feedback was outstanding, and I am in discussions with them to deliver more.
An amazing trip
Next Saturday I fly out to one of my favourite places in the world where I have been booked to deliver 2 Masterclasses for two different world class organisations and I can’t wait. More details in the next blog.
I came across this story of a grumpy old man, and it made me think.
He discovered the answer to happiness
“An old man lived in the village. The whole village was tired of him; he was always gloomy, he constantly complained and was always in a bad mood. The longer he lived, the viler he became and more poisonous were his words.
People did their best to avoid him because his misfortune was contagious. He created the feeling of unhappiness in others.
But one day, when he turned eighty, an incredible thing happened. Instantly everyone started hearing the rumour: ‘The old man is happy today, he doesn’t complain about anything, smiles, and even his face is freshened up.’
The whole village gathered around the man and asked him, “What happened to you?”
The old man replied, ‘Nothing special. Eighty years I’ve been chasing happiness and it was useless. And then I decided to live without happiness and just enjoy life. That’s why I’m happy now.’”
Food for thought
We often spend our lives chasing happiness and it eludes us. When we stop and appreciate the things we have in our lives and learn to be content with everything we have we then discover that we start to live happier lives.
We need to live in the moment more and to appreciate the simple things in life. This is when we start to appreciate the special moments which give us great delight and make us happy.
Thoughts for the week.
- Are you chasing happiness which is eluding you?
- Do you find that you are working so hard that you don’t have time to enjoy what you have?
- This week think about your level of happiness and see if you can start to focus on things you appreciate and be grateful for them.
- As you do this, notice how your feelings of happiness grow.
Well that’s it for this week, have a wonderful weekend and be grateful.