Susan Sherbert Encourages You to Discover the Power of Child-like Thinking
Imagine how powerful your life could be if you were able to think like the carefree and fearless child you once were. Look at the comparison below and you will be amazed at the transition we all take from childhood to adult. This list will help you begin to understand what my message is all about. It’s a real eye opener – or in a child’s world it would be a big WOW! – Genuinely, Susan Sherbert
A Kid’s World verses The Adult World
Kids are Adults are
Full of imagination ………………….. Full of reality
See unlimited potential …………….. See the limitations
Curious about things ……………….. Overwhelmed by things
Energetic and on the go ……………. Needs downtime to relax
Spontaneous …………………………. Likes to plan
Enjoy the process ……………………. Wants results
Fearless ……………………………….. Fearful
Acceptance of others ……………….. Try to change others
Don’t care what others think ……… Afraid of what others think
Carefree ……………………………….. Responsible
Enjoy chaos ……………………………. Likes organization
This wonderful comparison shows the essence of what my book Grown-ups Don’t Skip Have Be Happy FUN Enjoy Life is all about. It’s a book about learning to think and feel like a child, while still acting like a responsible grown-up. My books and blogs are written to inspire you to change your thinking, create better habits, and bring back imagination and creativity. My stories and lessons are designed to help you see possibilities and dreams that you thought were long gone.
Be inspired, face your fears and enjoy life again!
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Thoughts AND Actions
are a powerful combination!
Thoughts and actions are everything! They are a magical combination that can change just about anything. In theory if we change our thoughts then our actions are likely to follow. Sounds simple enough, but we are adults so life is always more complex then we realize.
There are thousands of reasons why we may not be able to control the power of our thoughts and actions, but one thing I do know is that passion and purpose is within you right now. I have no idea the secrets Mother Nature holds but I do know that seeds, like your dreams, come from within. Everything required to grow your thoughts into something strong and beautiful already exists. How seeds are made is a mystery, but I know that plants and humans both have all of the resources they need and when the time is right, seeds will begin to form. It’s just like that with your goals and desires. Your inspiration already exists. It is within you right now. You just have to wake up those thoughts, take better actions, and make some space so your seeds have room to grow.”Read-more...”
MAKE IT A PRIORITY!
What is important in your life? That sounds like a fairly basic questions and when asked many people will automatically respond with some combination of faith, family and friends. So if people know what is important, then what is the problem? Well, in "A White Hat and Rose Colored Glasses" I talk about both clarity and action and it is often the action part where things fall apart.
I realize we can’t spend our days doing exactly what we want even if we do know what is important in our life. And even if we have found our passion and purpose there is work to be done. Responsibility, work, time, and money are all major factors in the adult world. Money must be made, bills must be paid, and there are things to buy. As a result our priorities get pushed aside and we get all caught up in the actions of now.”Read-more...”
Buy My New Book TODAY!
There I said it! Buy my book. A White Hat and Rose Colored Glasses is all about removing limiting beliefs, discovering the things that are holding you back, and facing fears by taking the right actions. Well, I have to say this book is changing MY life too.
One of my limiting beliefs is about money. I hate to ask for the sale and I'm not very good at asking for help either. I would have totally preferred to say things like "check out my new book", "my book is now on Amazon", or "read a sample chapter" but I can't do that anymore. Why? Because my very own book has helped bring clarity and awareness to one of the things that is holding me back.”Read-more...”
You are an adult now. This is important because
you don’t need to be asking for permission anymore!
The permission is granted by you! Part of growing up is learning that we get to choose what movies to watch, what friends to have and what clothes to wear. This "not asking for permission" stuff is fabulous! We can stay up late, eat junk food, and play loud music if we desire. We have the permission and the power to make our own decisions and it feels fantastic. But eventually life settles down and very slowly we somehow begin to give this power away.
It all starts out quite innocently at first. Lets say you are out shopping and see a sweater (or something like that) but can't decide if you prefer the green or the blue. You immediately picked up the phone to call a friend to get her opinion. "What color do you think I should get?" It all sound so normal, but when you really think about it... how in the world does someone else know what color you want?”Read-more...”
Make a year long promise that matters! Time to make those New Year Resolutions!
But why bother? It's not like New Year Resolutions are going to change your life or anything dramatic like that. And if you have already started the whole diet thing then in a few months I reserve the right to say "I told you so." For too many years to count I have written about how starting a diet in January is just plain stupid. It goes against nature. It's winter - a time to eat and hibernate, not sweat and starve. Save the diets for Spring and let's move on to more important things.
The problem is, too many of us simply don't pay attention to what is important in our lives so we make New Year Resolutions about silly stuff that sounds good at the time. So what I would like to suggest instead is that you spend just a few moments of your valuable time and truly examine what is important in your life. I have an entire chapter in my new book about priorities and that is a fantastic place to start. So what do YOU want? What is important to YOU - not your kids. Not your spouse. Not your boss. What pleases you and what is important in your life?
I have an upcoming blog all about priorities and what is important but for now let's simply bring awareness to where you are at the moment. Of course faith, family, and friends are usually on the top of the list of important things in life, so ask yourself if you are being true to your priorities. Be honest! Do you make the time for the things you say matter or are you too busy rushing off to the gym so you can fit into that dream bikini or favorite pair of jeans? Why not go for a hike with the family, or get outside and do some volunteer work.
I suppose the point I am trying to make is instead of taking the easy way out by making New Year Resolutions just because everyone else is doing it, why not put a little bit of mental effort into it. Come up with a promise or a resolution that really matters. What small thing can you do now that adds meaning and purpose to the entire rest of the year? Make it simple, make it meaningful, and make it happen.... And that is the right way to begin a new year.
Written by Susan Sherbert author of "A White Hat and Rose Colored Glasses"”Read-more...”
The holidays are stressful enough
so why complicate the season?
Let a heartfelt "Thank You" be enough. For example when we receive gifts from someone that we did not buy a gift for, suddenly up pops some hidden scale or scorecard and we begin to stress or panic. But that is just total nonsense because we do not have to match every gift with something in return. It's not a gift exchange. It's not a competition and life isn't fair... and in this case that is totally okay.
When did this tit for tat mentality become attached to the generosity of the season? Aren't the holidays about giving - not receiving? And isn't it the thought that counts? If all of those tried and true sayings are valid, then why do we feel bad when someone hands us a gift?
It shouldn't be uncomfortable to receive a present!”Read-more...”
I think we all need a little holiday humor this year so I unearthed an old blog from 2001. I can't believe I've been writing for that long, but then again, I can't believe a lot of things these day. Anyway, here is a blast from my simply amusing past.
Genuinely, Susan Sherbert
December is here and that means family, friends, food and gifts.
It also means house guests, cooking, cleaning and shopping. Then throw in a bit of charity and add the pressure of another New Year and no wonder December is such a hectic month. But we all manage to get through it somehow.
On with the holiday humor and on with the gift giving...
I know what’s on the top of everyone's list these day, but I refuse to give people money for Christmas. I am still a traditionalist, therefore I believe it is the thought that counts and how much thought goes into putting money in an envelope. So what if they can buy what they want with the money. Isn’t the spirit of the holiday season all about giving gifts – not receiving them. No one actually likes fruit cake but it doesn’t stop people from giving them does it?”Read-more...”
Gratitude, Appreciation, and Remembering to be thankful
There are positive things in life that we should be thankful for but right now there is a lot of fear and negative energy in the world. It is not fair especially since this is the time of year we are supposed to focus on the good stuff. But that is how it is. Good and bad coexist so why can't we take a few moments and try to balance out the emotions. That doesn't mean we have to forget the sadness, it just means that we have to look a little harder to bring gratitude and appreciation to our attention.
Fear and judgment are habits we should avoid. Gratitude and appreciation are habits we should cultivate. Yet this can be very difficult to do.”Read-more...”
The power of Clarity and Action
My new book is here and it is going to be BIG. I can feel it! I took the basic foundation of the power of child-like thinking from "Grown-ups Don't Skip" and blasted the message to a whole new level. It is success and business focused full of thought provoking stories to help you shift your thinking and remove the limiting beliefs that are holding you back. But don't worry - it's still written in the unique Susan Sherbert style that is fun to read. Check it out on Amazon I can't wait to hear what you think!
Oh and did I mention this new book has been picked up by Indigo River Publishing and has an endorsement statement from Entrepreneur Magazine? I told you it's going to be big!
“Susan Sherbert’s remarkable insights will help you transform your old way of thinking and have you looking at problems from a different angle. A must-read for any entrepreneur!”
"A White Hat and Rose Colored Glasses" is about Clarity and Action because those two words have the power to change, well just about everything! The new book encourages you to put on your rose colored glasses so you can see the things you need to see. Then you must wear that good guy hero white hat and do the things you need to do. When it comes to changing your mindset to be more effective and efficient, this book gives you plenty to think about!
To show you just how impactful this new book is... When someone I casually met at a networking event called to follow up, I sent him my sample chapters. A week or so later, I received an email that read, "Your writings came at me out of ‘left field’…I wasn’t expecting something profound, and now want to read the ‘rest of the story." I didn't make that up. That was his response.
The feedback I am receiving on my new book is overwhelmingly positive. I am finally proud enough of my work to have the courage to call myself a writer. Now if I could only make the money that goes along with the title of best selling author - that would be awesome! Please help my new book become #1 on Amazon! Will you share "A White Hat and Rose Colored Glasses" on your social media?
Don't forget to check out the sample chapters. You only need to read to page six and the story of the puffy yellow car to feel the thought shifting impact of this exiting new book.
Thanks everyone for your support. Here is a quote from my chapter on gratitude to show my sincere appreciation:
"Let a heart felt thank you be enough"
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The Grand Parent Gap
Imagine how powerful life could be if we were passionate and creative with the imagination and excitement of a fearless little child. Oh wait! We don’t have to imagine those qualities because they arrive prepackaged in the form of grandkids.
The question is if you are in that grandparent gap (that space before your kids have kids, or the space between long awaited visits from the grandchildren) are you out living your life with joy and enthusiasm or do you regress back into the grown-up ways of passive activity and dull routine?
Some people rely on grandchildren to fill their life with fun and excitement. To avoid this, I strongly encourage you to pay closer attention to the invaluable lessons these amazing beings are trying to teach. Grandparents could benefit if they learn tothink like their grandkids. Let me put it this way. Kids have fun because they participate in life. They are inquisitive, courageous, and engage the world around them.
As adults many of us have been hurt or disappointed so when life presents us with adventures we often see fears, risks and potential discomfort. That can lead to missed opportunities that keep us with our comfort zone. Grandkids are fantastic at pulling people out of their adult ways of thinking. Unfortunately when the kids leave they often take the fun with them.
Don’t let this happen to you. If you are stuck in that grandparent gap with memories of time with the grandkids, then embrace the gap with your own grown-up adventures. Be inspired. Take action. Learn to thinklike your grandkids and discover your own adventures. Have fun and may that grandparent gap be as enjoyable as time spent with grandkids. Well, okay almost as fun because there truly is nothing better than time with our precious little beings.
Halloween Happy? Heck yeah!
Halloween is one of my favorite topics to write about because it's so full of strange and crazy things that make absolutely no sense. How can we have disgusting and terrifying monsters and adorable little princesses and superheroes all sharing the same space at the same time. Yet on October 31 anything goes. The good, the bad, and the weird all coexist in peace. Again, it makes no logical sense, but here is why I think Halloween is the happiest day of the year.
1. There is no fear
Halloween is full of monsters, murderers, zombies all things dead and once a year the truly gruesome is not only tolerated but celebrated! I will never understand Halloween. Perfectly sane, non-violent people celebrate the terror of Halloween with haunted decorations including skeletons, tombstones, and totally gross body parts. Then they take those decorations down and up put up twinkling lights that celebrate joy to the world. Death, horror, blood and guts, are all symbols of Halloween yet for some reason people are not afraid. Maybe the true value of Halloween lies in the idea that we face our fears and embrace the things that scare us! No fear - I like that!
2. Dreams come true
Now we are talking. My child-like thinking absolutely prefers the dress up side of Halloween. How awesome is it that one day a year we can be anything we want! We get to use our imagination and bring our childhood dreams to life. On Halloween our inner desires get to come out and play, and not within the privacy of our home, but we actually get to go out in public dressed as a princess, a rock star or a politician. But wait it gets even better because we don't even have to restrict our dreams to the reality of the human body. We can be a bottle of wine, a pumpkin, an animal, a cartoon character, a toaster or any darn thing we want. Whatever our heart desires can be publicly embraced on Halloween. How is that for happiness!
3. Sugar is celebrated
Talk about happy! 364 day a year sweets are on our restricted list and we try to avoid sugar and eat healthy. But on the happiest day of the year sugar is handed out by the handful! People are just giving it away for free. I mean literally people are giving away candy and we send our kids around the neighborhood to collect the forbidden sweets in buckets and bags! Crazy but sweet!”Read-more...”
Our most under used asset is a smile. I know I wear rose colored glasses, but to me a smile is one of the most powerful actions we can take. It hardly requires any effort at all yet that one tiny movement of our lips has magical powers. A smile can change our mood, convey messages words can not, and it can even bring us to tears. Both tears of laughter and tears of joy.
Smiles are an unlimited supply, free to use, and they contain superpowers that can change the world and melt stone hearts. So why don’t we take advantage of this incredible asset that we have had since birth? Heck if I know.”Read-more...”
Happiness is great - just don't make it too FUN
The idea that we as adults need to tap back into the mindset of a child is an extremely valid point. Imagine how powerful people, and our workforce, could be if we were fearless, creative, imaginative, and passionate about what we do! Fun is important yet I have been getting resistance from businesses about it for years. The problem is business and fun don't mix. My thought-provoking lessons and powerful stories have very helpful messages but my apparently my presention is simply too fun for business. Then don't like the word Grown-up. Adult seem to fit better. I get resistance from the phrase child-like thinking, but the mindset of a child is acceptable.
You can imagine my excitement when I learned that in 2012 the United Nations established the International Day of Happiness. Yeah! Happiness is becoming a popular subject and businesses are beginning to focus on the value of good feelings and joy and not just money! Companies are creating programs focused on employee well-being, productivity, and employee engagement. There are endless scientific studies on the benefits of happiness, and businesses now even employ chief happiness officers.
Did you know there is something called
the World Happiness Report?
Summer vacation is over - Let the education continue
It's time to settle down, go back to school, and get some work done. Wait a minute! Did I miss something! Vacation! What vacation? I'm a business owner. I don't get summer vacations, spring breaks, or even much time off over the holidays. I'm lucky if I can take one extra Monday to honor a dead president.
Please don’t get me wrong, going back to school is a very important part of childhood and we couldn’t function as a society without knowing how to read, write, and use a computer, but I'm happy that I no longer have to take tests, do homework, and attend boring lectures. However, just because I'm no longer in school doesn’t, mean I should stop learning.”Read-more...”
There is no Happiness without Fun and Joy
Happiness should be FUN! To me that statement is just so obvious - but then again I think like an excited little four-year old. Since writing my book Grown-ups Don't Skip and I have become very aware of a trend toward happiness. There are endless scientific studies on the benefits of happiness, and businesses now even employ chief happiness officers.
And let's not forget about the movie Inside Out. To me it is the perfect example of what happens when joy gets lost. Without joy there is no happiness and our lives start to fall apart before we even realize it is happening. The movie also has a great lesson about the role of sadness. Bad things happen but as long as you have some joy in your life, the situation will get better. To me you can not have happiness without joy, yet for some reason adults, and especially businesses, forget the value of fun and joy.
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