June 28, 2011

Planning & Sunshine

Posted in Business, Choices, FERI, Future, GWT, Happiness, Human Nature, People, Relationships, Society tagged , , , , , , , , , at 9:33 pm by lemaclellan

This summer has brought with it many things, the potential for more opportunity being one of them. By opportunity I do not mean just in the business sense, though that is definitely something I am pursuing, rather more along the lines of lifestyle or relationship choices/pathways. I never quite know what to expect of individuals or even opportunities that cross my path let alone how to best approach some of them to acquire the best result.

Lately I have adopted more of a ” go with the flow ” approach  which has been working for the most part, I guess we will see how it plays out as it seems to be the best suited way to deal with happenings in my life.

One thing that happened earlier this spring/summer that I found amusing was a guy that i had seen several times, before I had to take a little medical break due to personal health issues, then when I talk to him again he tells me he got a girlfriend but that he really liked me just could never “figure me out”. I found this hard to believe as I am a very straightforward not to mention an open book when it comes to understanding or ‘reading’ me. Anyway his loss but it made me think if you really want to be with someone or would like to try a relationship with someone, shouldn’t you be willing to put in the time and effort? after all a perfect relationship will not just be handed to you on a silver platter you have to work at it and for it. But what would I know.

On the business side of things, things are picking up I have gotten some great leads for people who are looking for some new jewelry as well as a few wanting to know more about the business. I am excited to see where this will go as it will be wonderful once I start building my team, not to mention when I start making/saving money so I can buy more product like the FERI shields or some beautiful sterling silver or FERI Mosh items.

Edmonton plans are coming along nicely, this weekend I should be finding out where I will be residing and then can make moving/budget plans accordingly. This summer will be a summer of big changes that is for sure, and I have a feeling they will all be for the better. 

till next time 



May 8, 2011

For All The Mothers

Posted in Future, Happiness, Human Nature, Relationships tagged , , , , , , , at 1:03 pm by lemaclellan

Happy Mothers Day

I want to dedicate this post to all the mothers in the world who are with us today or who have passed on, to all those who are going to be mothers or would like to be.  I especially want to thank my mother, because without her i would not be here today. 

My mother and i are very close and we have been through a lot together over my so far 23.5 year existence and i hate to imagine having to live life without her. We have been through my brain tumor, her Breast cancer (along with several recurrences), my shunt breaking, her broken ribs and surgeries. But we are both still alive and kicking because we are survivors and no matter what we are always there for eachother. We cook together every weekend and i always try to find ways that i can help her because she is my mother and i love her to pieces. 

Another woman who is like a mother to be i want to give special thanks to, the woman who helped take care of my brothers and i when we were younger as both of our parents worked full-time, Marie-dou or as i used to call her Mamadou. Now she is like a sister to me since i have known her for so long and she no longer needs to take care of us. But back in the day she did and we always joke about how sometimes it seems that my brothers and i are more like  Philippians than her own kids because of our close relationship with her.  

To my Grandmothers, only one of whom i ever got the chance to meet who has been gone for 6 years this december. Grandma Molnar i wish i could have gotten the chance to meet you and see the woman who my mother got so much strength from and who all in all i have heard was an amazing woman. and to Grandma MacLellan i miss you very much but know that you are in a better place and i am very glad that i at least got to have one grandparent in my life who i learned so much from and know that we are always thinking of you. 

As for my family well that is a long and complicated story but I’ll do my best to summarize:

Our family started off small My mom, father, 2 brothers and myself. over the years and with their divorce it has multiplied it seems; at first we added my step-father and his two daughters, then we added my step-mother and her 3 daughters. If the more the merrier holds true then i must have one very merry family haha. 

I know that i have some great maternal figures to look up to and emulate when i decide to become a mother myself and i am grateful to have such wonderful women in my life. So in honour of those women and all mothers and maternal figures around the world Happy Mothers Day! even though you should not just have one day to be celebrated but should be celebrated everyday for all that you do in the lives of your children be they natural or adopted and for all that you do for those around you. 

Till Next Time 

Enjoy your Mothers Day and let that special woman know how much she means to you! 

–  Lauren

December 15, 2010

My Approach to Having Good People Skills

Posted in Business, Decisions, Expectations, Human Nature, Interaction, People, Relationships, Skills, Society tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 2:14 pm by lemaclellan

Interacting with others We all interact with people everyday of our lives be it in person, over the telephone, or digitally and how we communicate greatly influences how others perceive us and how they will interact with us in the future.  In order to sustain positive interactions, communication, and inevitably relationships be they business, personal, or fleeting meetings we must be transparent.

What I mean by transparent is that we should have no ulterior motives, intentions should be clear, and most importantly we should not disguise who we are. By being transparent and genuine others know that we are straightforward, honest, and more than likely they will feel able to trust us because of that honesty.

One other thing that should always be done is to actually listen to what the individual or group you are interacting with are saying. Paying attention and being able to show that what everyone says has value is key in building relationships and interactions. For me I know this is true because if I do not feel like my opinion is valued then I begin to question whether this person really cares what I have to say or about me.

Respect and Trust are earned , and not just given lightly. You must show respect to everyone you interact with that way they will treat you with respect, the only reason to not treat someone with the utmost respect is if they treat you disrespectfully without having the manners to apologize if they realize their mistake. The golden rule of ” treat others as you would like to be treated” is the most important aspect of the human condition. If we treat those around us with respect, honesty, trust, and liking then they in turn will treat us that way and positive communications and relationships will build rather than decay through deceit, and disrespect.

As always if you have any questions, comments, recommendations leave them here or contact me to let me know, they are always appreciated.

Treat others as you would like to be treated