March 2, 2011

How can you tell if it is progress….

Posted in Business, Choices, Expectations, Future, GWT, Passion Parties tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:46 am by lemaclellan


Well for lack of more eloquent phrasing the beginning of this year has been ridiculous, but not quite Charlie Sheen ridiculous close but not quite.

6 weeks left in my program and believe me I am starting to feel the heat but the assignments, tests, and personal strain will be worth it when I am holding that piece of paper in June.

I am also looking forward to this semester being over so I can focus on my businesses and gain some personal and residual income in my life. So my goal is to work both of them, GWT and Passion Parties.

This year will then hopefully end or continue on in a much more peaceful and prosperous fashion than in which it began.

I am also waiting to hear back from the universities I applied to for my post degree education program. I am really hoping I got in to the ones I am hoping for because I really have not made a back-up plan for what I am going to do if I am not accepted anywhere…. maybe I shall start to formulate one.

In the meantime for any reading why not check out my fellow MRU psychology major’s blog : http://misskristalynn.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 

Till then

Adieu

January 4, 2011

New Year Resolutions…

Posted in Business, Choices, Decisions, Expectations, Future, Happiness, Human Nature, Interaction, People, Society tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 12:32 pm by lemaclellan


Every new-years people create goals and missions for themselves for the coming year. Some will vow to lose the weight they’ve been trying to lose for years and make the same resolution every year without success, others will want to save money, relationship changes, etc.  No matter what your resolution it has to be something you believe in and are driven towards wanting to complete, because if you don’t want it then why should you work for it.

I am by no means saying that you should not make resolutions because I make them and that would make me a hypocrite what i am saying however is to make them carefully and with lots of thought so that at the end of this new year you can say you did it

I pledge this year, 2011, that I Lauren MacLellan will put money into a house fund, get more healthy and active, learn something new (activity wise), and most importantly be myself and not sacrifice a part of it for anyone.  I am also going to invest more in my business so that I can prosper long-term and help with my goals of owning a house by the time i am done my second degree.

That said I am going to join a yoga class either at Mount Royal University or at a yoga studio by my house, I am going to try to find a level two salsa class i can attend that does not conflict with classes, I will only pursue and keep relationships that add positive things to my existence no negative, energy draining individuals. I will be successful and do everything to the best of my ability.

I hope that no matter what your resolutions for 2011 may be that you succeed and that they help you be the best you can be.

All the best New-Years wishes to you all

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

December 5, 2010

Perfection

Posted in Choices, Expectations, Future, Happiness, Human Nature, Perfection, Soul Mates tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:50 pm by lemaclellan


There are some who cannot rest till everything is perfect, or up to their standards. There is nothing wrong with being a perfectionist, in fact I believe that no one should ever settle for less than their best expectations/standards. However when it comes to other individuals we must remember that we are all human and are imperfect by nature.

I say that it is not fair to except perfection of others because we all make mistakes, have flaws etc. we can however choose to accept the individual as their version of perfect with their flaws and all but our ideal perfect does not (for the most part exist).

Some may say, ‘soul mates are perfect individuals’, to that I have to say yes and no. No because they are still human and are capable just as any of us are of making mistakes and slip ups, but in a word they are also “perfect” because they are perfect for that other person they are two puzzle pieces that make a whole.

There are many different kinds of soul mates and every individual will have a different number of soul mates. I am luck to have already found one of mine in the form of my best friend. You know you have found them because it may feel as if you are the same person in two different bodies, you cannot imagine not having that person in your life because you may feel as if a part of you is missing, everyone will feel slightly different but in essence your soul mates will be the perfect compliments to your soul/personality/life.

Your soul mates can help guide your life as well as keep you grounded.