Stop and Celebrate These People

Hello Friends,

Are you celebrating this graduation season? Be careful not to overlook some special, deserving people. Three communities to give their props include:

1. Those Who Got Us Here

If you’re a graduate (or just a classy person), there are lots of people you might stop and thank today, including:

  • Mom & Dad, step-parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and siblings
  • Teachers, choir directors, coaches, tutors, guidance counselors
  • Youth workers, mentors, role models, employers, and your dog

A single text, social media tribute, card, phone call or hug can go a long way.

2. Those Who Taught You about Life

There is bound to be some overlap here but think about those who taught you…

  • to build sand castles, to love music, to be artistic, to throw a ball
  • to fish, to climb, to love a certain author/actor/recording artist
  • to cook, to work hard, to savor life, to take a stand, to love Jesus

Think about something you love. Chances are you were introduced to that something by someone. Raise a toast to them.

3. You (Yes, YOU!)

Didn’t see that one coming, right? But you should definitely stop and celebrate your own efforts and achievements at least quarterly. Monthly, weekly, or daily is even better. So what progress have you made in this year so far? In our “Get Your Business Done!” Life Coaching Course, we teach you E-S-T, which stands for:

Evaluate.  Take note of what is and isn’t working very well in your Wheel of life, such as work, play, love, money, health, growth, living situation, friends, and family

Savor. Encourage yourself in what’s going well. Catch yourself doing something right. Even small, incremental wins count. Share your successes with me and our community in the Comments box below.

Tweak. Make adjustments as needed. Perhaps your goal was a little overly optimistic; if so, make your goal more doable. Or you may feel you need to raise the bar. A small adjustment can make a big difference.

I celebrate you today. My coaching practice and pastoral work have never been more rich, fun, and fulfilling. Thank you. I’m really happy and blessed and you’re a big reason why.

A Final Word…

Would you stop and update me on how you are and your successes this far into 2017?

  1. What goals have you accomplished in 2017?
  2. Why were these goals important to you?
  3. Who or what helped you get that business done?

lots of love…keep in touch…may your joy be full,

Steve

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6 Comments. Leave new

Thank you! You’ve taught me much about leadership, life and laughter!

In 2017, I will become a certified Strengths Finder coach and lead the children’s ministry teachers to discover and aim their strengths as they continue to grow in their walk with Jesus.

I will also celebrate my two daughters as they graduate from kindergarten and eighth grade. I’m so grateful for my family and want to cherish these next four years before one heads off to college and the other to middle school.

Congrats to the graduates out there! Keep setting goals, savoring, tweaking and evaluating! We are cheering for you!

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Thank you! You’ve taught me much about leadership, life and laughter!

In 2017, I will become a certified Strengths Finder coach and lead the children’s ministry teachers to discover and aim their strengths as they continue to grow in their walk with Jesus.

I will also celebrate my two daughters as they graduate from kindergarten and eighth grade. I’m so grateful for my family and want to cherish these next four years before one heads off to college and the other to middle school.

Congrats to the graduates out there! Keep setting goals, savoring, tweaking and evaluating! We are cheering for you!

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I’m blessed with “access” to some really awesome people in my life! My “compensation” for a lot of the work I do it getting to sit around a table with them on Tuesdays and hear personal details about their struggles and victories and what God is teaching them through it all. So I’d like to thank my awesome pastors and the rest of the staff at my church that inspire me and cheer me on through my own ups and downs

I’m also really thankful for a wonderful group of ladies affectionately called “the hiking group.” These ladies are wise, strong and loving and I admire their determination to get out there and keep going (and once in a while to stop to catch their breath and remind me that they have 10, 15 or 20+ years on me!!).

I am blessed with so much in my life and the wonderful people God has put in it are definitely at the top of the list!

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I’m blessed with “access” to some really awesome people in my life! My “compensation” for a lot of the work I do it getting to sit around a table with them on Tuesdays and hear personal details about their struggles and victories and what God is teaching them through it all. So I’d like to thank my awesome pastors and the rest of the staff at my church that inspire me and cheer me on through my own ups and downs

I’m also really thankful for a wonderful group of ladies affectionately called “the hiking group.” These ladies are wise, strong and loving and I admire their determination to get out there and keep going (and once in a while to stop to catch their breath and remind me that they have 10, 15 or 20+ years on me!!).

I am blessed with so much in my life and the wonderful people God has put in it are definitely at the top of the list!

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Michael Schultz
June 9, 2017 5:05 pm

Shout out to Mom and Dad for powering through the difficult work of the medical field while still taking time to parent and do what they love!

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Michael Schultz
June 9, 2017 5:05 pm

Shout out to Mom and Dad for powering through the difficult work of the medical field while still taking time to parent and do what they love!

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