Carillu Series

Release Announcement

Froggie and Friends, the first book in the Carillu series, is now available on Amazon.

Co-authored with my daughter Amber Stevens and dedicated to my two special needs grandchildren.

Success is a choice. When we focus on the outcome of success, rather than the fear of failure, we choose to succeed by our actions.

Hidden Treasures - Day Twelve

Looking past another's flaws doesn't mean we condone poor choices and behaviors. It does mean that we acknowledge we have flaws of our own. It often comes down to intent and presentation. What is our intent? How are we presenting it?

If our intent is to assist someone in increasing their skill, our presentation will reflect our intent. We will present areas of improvement in a manner which will be received as helpful, rather than hurtful. If our intent is to promote ourselves as being better skilled or an individual in authority, then our presentation will usually be harsh, demeaning, and critical.

The next time someone, present an area where you can improve, step back and observe their presentation. This will allow you to constructively determine their intent. Look at your emotional reaction. Are you offended because there is some truth? Are you afraid others will look down upon you unfavorably? Are you afraid you will loose credibility amongst your peers?

These should all be taken into consideration, when you are receiving criticism. Today, take a moment and reflect on times in your life when criticism was received and also when you provided criticism. What was you intent? How was your presentation?


Bark with moss growing on it.

Rough bark.

Bark with yellow leaf.

As we reflect upon our success, daily we will explore our commitment to ourselves and what the goals we set. Taking time to write down what went wrong, what was a struggle, and what was a complete failure will help us to gain insight on how to overcome the times, when we struggle and fail to keep the commitments to ourselves.
Focusing on our internal commitments, will strengthen the external commitments we make to others.



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