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On a personal note …
Recently tackled one time trap stealing my focus and time … being at the beck and call of a cell phone. No more. Now have set a healthy boundary by doing what we used to do when we did not have cell phones … we waited until we got home or at the very least, until we were on break or lunch … which is what I do now, except for evenings and Sundays … and what a relief the quiet is!
“The bad news: We all face powerful mental blocks that stop us when we’re trying to achieve our goals. The good news: We can outwit them. Here’s how, according to cognitive psychologist Amanda Crowell.”
She hit the mark with her insights. On one hand, I am heart-driven to “transform respect from a discretionary value to a global principle,” but what a daunting experience it is proving to be. I even hear myself say to others, that if it was up to me, I would just take a job and write on the side like many writers do.
But, as well as feeling it is my calling, the idea that so many people are suffering because they are not valued/respected that I can do something about it keeps me pushing forward with the global initiative, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle, consoling myself that when it is accomplished, then I will be free to write for the fun of it.
KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER
Advocate Writer Founder President Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle