You Can Teach “Old Dogs New Tricks”

I just hosted a fun night of Shopping for a Cause. It accomplished two of my favourite things of this season: connecting with friends and giving to others with a % of the proceeds supporting my father’s not-for-profit.

During the night as I was chatting with friends, I found myself repeating the comment “You can teach old dogs new tricks”.

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I am proof, but even more so….

My father is proof.

I know that he did his best in my childhood, but like so many other men of his generation, he was focused on his corporate job.

It’s safe to say he rarely knew my friends names growing up.

This is not a slight on him. It’s just the truth.

What’s even more amazing is that he’s transformed.

Through his journey over the past 10 years of devoting his retirement years to the not-for-profit he and his wife created http://www.hannehowardfund.org/, he’s a different man.

Sharing stories about a grandmother and her eight grandchildren, that he knows all by name.

Why am I telling you this?

Because it’s never too late.

We have today, tomorrow and the days to come to drive the change we desire for ourselves.

Just because you’ve been a certain way your entire life, doesn’t mean it has to persist.

You get to choose how you show up in the world.

You get to drop the labels and stories you tell yourself, and choose new ones that delight and serve you.

So, what is it for you?

Where do you know you want to drive change?

Maybe it starts with:

  • I’ve always been…….
  • I’m just…….
  • I can’t…….

Fill in your blank.

Own it.

But now, with awareness, you get to choose to start doing things differently. It can be about taking it one step at a time.

I’m not sure specifically what it is that you need, but maybe one of these 3 Free Training resources may help?

With 2016 right around the corner, here’s your chance to position yourself for change.

Just to let you know, I will be signing off until 2016 because I have family members people coming to stay at our little cottage;) No joke.  Tight quarters, but so much fun and I don’t want to miss a thing.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and to connecting in the New Year!