Friday Food for Thought
Continue to appreciate what you have now while you look ahead to the future.
In times of crisis we innovate.
It’s ok to not be ok, just know in the end we will persevere.
Our differences are what make each of us unique.
We still have a lot to celebrate, even if most of our traditional celebrations are on pause.
Some goals are never accomplished, they are an on-going process.
Who you were then doesn’t have to be who you are now.
Sometimes uncomfortable conversations need to take place, and it’s up to us to listen, understand and learn in order to take action.
Taking a breath can help enhance communication.
Age ain’t nothing but a number.
When was the last time you took a moment for yourself? Self care matters.
Some days the little victories have as much of an impact as the major ones.
Our actions have consequences, intended or not!
Heroes are not always super human crime fighters, sometimes they are the person who shows up every day to do what needs to be done.
We need to know our biases before we can move past them.
Maybe the New Normal isn’t all bad.
Laughter is still the best medicine, especially during these turbulent times.
It is Spring and we are still stuck at home, but we have much to be grateful for.
In these unsettled times, we can take the opportunity to breathe and reset our lives for the better.
Now, more than ever, adaptability is the skill that will allow us to persevere and maintain our sanity.
Spending time and money on things that don’t last is not good value.
Inspiration comes from many places.
Don’t tell me what to do, but do share your stories and experiences.
Dedication, hard work, sweat, and sacrifice will move you towards your best self.
Being authentic is a challenge at times, but there are benefits to staying true to yourself.
Embrace what makes you unique and be the best you.
Each of us creates art in our daily lives, whether others see it as art or not.
Taking steps to make progress is always better than standing still on the sidelines.
Success can only be built on a firm foundation of basic skills.
Planning changes our fear of the unknown into excitement for new challenges.
Our action and our lack of action produces consequences.
Receiving gratefully is a gift to the giver.
Finding a mentor and being a mentor both impact lives in a positive way for everyone involved.
Talking too much doesn’t let you learn anything about the person to whom you are speaking.
Thankfulness and gratitude are different, and we need them both.
Make sure you are understood, it is always worth the extra effort.
We each present our own, unique packaging to help others understand what we are about.
Taking care of ourselves is the first step in taking care of others.
In this age of distraction and instant gratification, being present in the moment can be a struggle.
We are greater than the sum of our parts when we each know and do our job
One key to living a fulfilling life is finding and living your purpose.
If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. There is no downside to asking for what you want, and often people are happy to help you get it.
Sometimes we are a coach, sometimes a mentor, and now and then we can be both.
Failure teaches us life lessons we just can’t learn from success.
Actively listening and responding intentionally can take small talk to a deeper level and enrich your understanding of the other person.
Service above and beyond what is expected takes many forms and may go unnoticed, but it is there.
Put your best foot forward, you never know who is watching.
The unofficial end of summer holiday reminds us of the great achievements by America’s workers. J2 Solutions toasts clients, partners and associates.
Even if you are out of ideas, don’t throw in the towel, just start.