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"What can we do, starting today, to build lasting success?"...."We all want to be part of something. We all want to feel great about the choices we make."

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Awaken Your Day - March 15, 2018- A pat on the back

Keeping it simple today.
Who is better to motivate you than you?

Achievement. More to the point ... achievements.

Yours. Do not gauge or measure or compare or demean or justify or quantify or over explain or downplay or categorize. Do not status or timeline or state the unfinished plans. Do not size them or put them on a scale of less importance.

Do .... express your joy and happiness, share the feelings of pride and accomplishment. Tell the You about some of these achievements.
Sometimes it is very healthy and motivating to remind You about what You can and have achieved. All of it.

Good Morning, Greater Day. Greater You - on self display.
AYD - Pierre Couturier - Husband, Daddy and Author to my Day.

Awaken Your Day - March 14, 2018 - Question

What will you do today to focus some dedicated attention on what matters to you?

Where are “You” in the schedule?

Good Morning, Greater Day. Greater You - making time for You.
AYD - Pierre Couturier - Husband, Daddy and Author to my Day.

Awaken Your Day - March 13, 2018 - I am

We don't always need to be looking for some path to that driving emotion "I think I can."

Sometimes what keeps you driving forward, is that you already Are.

Waiting... or Creating.

Good Morning, Greater Day. Greater You ... is in your perspective.
AYD - Pierre Couturier - Husband, Daddy and Author to my Day.

AYD - March 12 - Opportunity for a self check Monday.

AYD - March 12, 2014 - I Can Count

“It's not how many friends you can count, it's how many of those you can count on.”
- Anthony Liccione

I am not so vain as to think I have a perfect track record.
There have been times I am sure I was a let down rather than a lift up.
As I have gotten older, wiser and scarred from being let down myself ... awareness and wisdom have come to stand beside me and offer a better perspective and vantage point.

I like to think, I have become better overall, at being a reliable friend.

I may not always call. Life may hurry me around. But should they need me, I hope they know.

Our thoughts go through our rolodex and we pause on each face and name to ponder if that person would be there to carry you through a time ... but may I make a suggestion? Ask first how many of our friends would put a check mark by our name ?

Good morning, greater day.
Greater You, is a great influence on others.
Pierre Couturier
Husband - check, Daddy- Check, and Author to my Day - check.

Awakening My Day - Mar 11

And in a thought of you, love is born.
A choice for a Good Morning lights the Path for a Greater Day. A Greater Me is but a choice away.

AYD - Pierre - Husband, Daddy and Grateful for Her today.

In case you are wondering ( Sept 22, 2018)

If you have read this blog for awhile with me... you are seeing all these mass postings and wondering what is going on.

I got a little busy, and distracted for a couple years and only posted to FB instead of the home page here where things started to take proper shape.

Now I am trying to get all my posts archived and gathered up so that I can determine a path for AYD finally and make more of it, from it, and for my passion and family moving forward.

But... I cannot copy and paste to a word doc from facebook, and so because I want to capture all the posts on the blog, I also have to copy and paste from FB to the blog before I can copy to a word doc to then work on the posts for other future plans.

Messy right?  I must be the most uneducated social media wanna be there is.  Oh well ... hope you aren't too upset with all the automatic notifications.  :)

Awaken Your Day - March 9, 2018 - Being True

"A true man never frets about his place in the world, but just slides into it by the gravitation of his nature, and swings there as easily as a star."
- Edward Chapin

Sometimes we wonder what we are doing with our life. What we want to be when we "grow up". And we wonder again, when we find love, have children, or often when our world hits a bump and nothing makes sense.

Getting to know You and be comfortable is one of life's little adventures.
May we all feel the gravitation to our true nature.

 My wish for you today - that you discover in some unsuspected and unplanned moment, what it feels like to just be ... You.

Sometimes, a true feeling - feels so much better without us being told how it is supposed to feel.

Good Morning, leads a Greater Day. Greater You ... Awakens along the way.
AYD - Pierre Couturier - Husband, Daddy - my true places in this world.. and when I think about it, Author to my Day.

Awaken Your Day - March 8, 2018 - How you have made an impact

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. “
- John Quincy Adams

We may not realize in a day, the impression and influence we have on others. How being our better selves is not just for us.

By being the better You for you and those you love - you also touch the day of so many others in ways that may not be evident - but you can be confident that the impression and example is valuable.
Trust in you. And enjoy your value for you are a leader.

Good Morning, Greater Day. Greater You - leading as you do.
AYD - Pierre Couturier - Husband,Daddy and Author to my day

AYD - March 7 - because it needs repeating.

Awaken Your Day - March 7, 2016 - Success Definition
( A favorite re run)

"To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people ...

and affection of children; to earn the
appreciation of honest critics and endure the
betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty,
to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you
have lived. This is to have succeeded."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success. It has many definitions. As it can.
But do we ever stop to consider how we have succeeded?
Other than financial measures, how do we identify our personal feelings of success?
Dare I suggest you start your day with taking a look around inside your home, or inside yourself - and pausing for a moment for success identification.

Not a bad way to start a day.

Good morning, Greater Day. Greater day highlighting a more successful you.
AYD - Pierre Couturier - Husband, Daddy, and Author to my Day.

AYD - March 6 - it’s a repost from last year this morning because yes, I’m working for what I want. ( Daddy do list, new material, etc etc)

Awaken Your Day - Mar 2, 2017 - Simply Do What We Must Do

"If you want it, work for it. It's that simple."
- Ziglar. Com

Keeping it short and sweet today.
You want something - work toward it.
You are working for it - but it's hard and you are struggling? I get it, so refocus. Look at your gains and not your have not's. Look at your footprints moving forward and not way off in the distance.
Work the plan and shape the goal.
When the going gets tough - you applaud the success you have already attained.

Good morning - now I have work to do.

Good morning, greater Day. Greater You - making it feel like it's not work at all.
AYD - Pierre Couturier -Husband, Daddy and Author to my day.

Awaken Your Day - March 5, 2018 - All day, everyday.

"Life is not a stress rehearsal."
- Loretta Laroche

Put that on 'repeat' and play it in your mind all day.
Good morning - keep it focused and simple.

Good Morning, Greater Day. Greater You - Destressitized.
AYD - Pierre Couturier - Husband, Daddy and Author to my Day

AYD - March 2 - early revisit.

Awaken Your Day - Feb 24, 2016 - There Will Be Days

"Out of the strain of Doing,
Into the peace of the Done."

- Julia Louise Woodruff

There are days that feel more burdened than others. There will be days that defy attempts to jumpstart on this more Awakened philosophy. There will be days like today.

The tasks ahead still need to be done. The list of unfinished business still needs to be addressed. The complicated strategy still needs to be found.

You can only do so much. But, you must do that much. We take a breath. We start. One thing at a time. One dreaded meeting. One challenge. One hill. One obstacle - at a time.

Now clear some clutter so your sight is less distracted by the Danger Ahead road signs. Make some room in your emotional and physical environment. Tidy up your thoughts. Take that breath.
We can only do so much. But, we can do that much.

Good morning. Greater day.
Greater You will rise, from the strain of doing, into the Peace of the Done.
AYD - Pierre Couturier - Husband, Daddy, and Always the Author of my day.

Awaken Your Day - March 1, 2018 - It Starts With You - yes...it's on you again.

"If you want to change the way people respond to you, change the way you respond to people."
- Timothy Leary

Sounds really familiar right? A lot like ' Be the change you want to see in others.' Ya, but this is a bit more personal... a little right there in your face specific example. A bit more obvious .. that we often don't catch on to.

For example - a common complaint by folks is "Nobody listens to me." Valid or not - it is an opportunity for us to ask ourselves if we give as good as we get. Have we taken that step back in order to step forward and be more into the moments of conversation, or meetings etc. What are our own patterns for listening, and being engaged?

Do we demonstrate that we are involved or do you we give the optical impression that we are distracted, or focussed on something else? This does not require in depth analysis. Try today to go be aware as you enter communication zones.. and be conscious of your response techniques.

Trust me, you will know if you your intentional attention response today, is different from what you might have offered before.
To all of those I've wronged in this way - I am sorry. Now pay attention to me next time.

Good Morning, Greater Day. Greater You - responding like it matters so others know that the moment matters.
AYD - Pierre Couturier - Husband, Daddy and Author to my Day.