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Summer Sun n’ Stuff

Posted by on June 5, 2014 in JenningsWire Blog | Comments Off on Summer Sun n’ Stuff

Isn’t it amazing what a little warmth and sun can do for your mood? Where I live, we’ve just come through one of the bitterest winters on record. Spring didn’t give great respite: it was cool with constant bouts of rain. I recall one afternoon when the clouds parted, the sun peeked through and gave those of us on the street one grand tease – we actually cheered its presence before it disappeared again not to be seen again until mid-May. Read More by Visiting:...

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Don’t Ditch Responsibility

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in JenningsWire Blog | Comments Off on Don’t Ditch Responsibility

Don’t Ditch Responsibility

http://www.jenningswire.com/success/personal-growth-success/dont-ditch-responsibility/

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Kita’s Podcast with JenningsWire March 24, 2014

Posted by on March 24, 2014 in JenningsWire Blog | Comments Off on Kita’s Podcast with JenningsWire March 24, 2014

  JenningsWire blogger and Happiness Author & Expert, Kita Szpak, is the author of the new book The SIMPLE Life: Shiny Objects Not Required helps everyone who feels like life is a little crazy these days! In this podcast, Kita discusses simple ways to simplify your life and stop feeling overwhelmed. Listen by Clicking...

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Against All Odds

Posted by on March 24, 2014 in JenningsWire Blog | Comments Off on Against All Odds

Against All Odds

My father had just been operated on to remove a cancerous tumor in his hip so he was still in the hospital recovering. He knew he had to gain weight to stay strong. When I was visiting him one of many days there, I accompanied him as he made his way down the hallway. He gripped the handrail with his right hand while navigating the wheelchair with his left. Though there were footrests on the chair, the heel of his right leg dragged stubbornly along the floor making enough of a muffling sound to be heard but not to interrupt the slow, steady...

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Running a Business is Like a Marathon: Training Tips That’ll Make You a Pro!

Posted by on March 17, 2014 in Articles & Book Contributions | Comments Off on Running a Business is Like a Marathon: Training Tips That’ll Make You a Pro!

By Monique MacKinnon & Kita Szpak, Co-authors of Tipping Point to Happiness (From Monique’s Financial and lifestyle Freedom for Executives enewsletter, March 14, 2014) So you want to be the CEO of your own company? It depends on many factors, including and not limited to: stage of life you’re in, and your age, preferred business model, reason for running a business, and personality type. If you want to obtain ‘pro’ status (in business) sooner than later, then you need to know this: the essence of running a business or...

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Life’s Unpredictability Has a Silver Gold Lining

Posted by on February 19, 2014 in JenningsWire Blog | Comments Off on Life’s Unpredictability Has a Silver Gold Lining

Life’s Unpredictability Has a Silver Gold Lining

There’s a certain dread in running into someone or something unpredictable. Not knowing what they’re going to do or what’s going to happen makes us uneasy even afraid of what the consequences might be. Our mind prevents us from venturing too close to something unknown because it is literally protecting us from what it perceives/labels as dangerous to our survival. Now let’s flip this the other way. Can unpredictability be viewed from a positive perspective?  Sure can. And the Winter Olympics at Sochi are a perfect example. The favorite in the...

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Posted by on February 18, 2014 in Articles & Book Contributions | Comments Off on Monday, February 17, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

Kita visits Marty Dickinson at http://www.herenextyear.com  with her blog “Write More Thank You Notes than Parking Tickets” http://herenextyear.com/write-more-thank-you-notes-than-parking-tickets.php

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Sure You’re Finished With It?

Posted by on February 3, 2014 in JenningsWire Blog | Comments Off on Sure You’re Finished With It?

Sure You’re Finished With It?

I was going through my bookshelf and spotted “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren. Haven’t looked at it in years – but isn’t that the way?  Once you finish reading the book, watching the movie, painting the picture, you move on, right? Generally, once something is finished, it’s put away, thrown away maybe, given to someone else, even forgotten about – forever.  But in picking up and glancing through the pages of Rick’s book, I realized I remember little of the details and could easily reread it without causing myself any harm in the...

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Your Best Teacher May Be Somebody You Don’t Like

Posted by on November 13, 2013 in JenningsWire Blog | Comments Off on Your Best Teacher May Be Somebody You Don’t Like

Your Best Teacher May Be Somebody You Don’t Like

We’ve all come across people in our life that rub us the wrong way. The neighbor who’s irritated by the fact that your dog’s relieving itself on their lawn. The clerk who’s more interested in talking to her colleague than helping you with your store purchase. The couple who keep talking through the movie even though you’ve already turned around twice and given them a couple of dirty looks – although how they would see your face in a darkened theatre is up for question. The lover who took advantage of your generosity… you get the picture. It’s...

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Shut Up & Listen

Posted by on October 31, 2013 in Articles & Book Contributions, JenningsWire Blog | Comments Off on Shut Up & Listen

Shut Up & Listen

You’re on the phone with your girlfriend and she’s going on and on about last weekend. “She won’t even let me talk,” you say to yourself.  “Talk about a one-sided conversation…I might as well hang up.” Well don’t! Could be she’s on a rant but it could also mean that she needs to have someone listen to her “story”, and who better than a close friend who won’t judge or criticize her? We all have stories. Problems, unhappy situations, disappointments, dashed expectations, dramas – all that we need to share with someone we trust. When we’re the...

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