Outsourcing isn’t swearing for me now

When I was in corporate land, I hated the word “outsourcing” because I really didn’t like the impact outsourcing our IT department had on corporate life.

Now that I’m not there anymore, I’ve got a new take, a new definition, and a correction.

First, there’s the correction: I now talk about “OutSourcing”. I think it’s pretty clever.  Of course I do – I get my own stuff.

The corporate definition: handing stuff that was expensive to do in-house (aka correctly) to people in a far away land who got paid very little (with a big spin on the cost of living story), knowing that the service level was going to be less than needed (but who cares because we’re saving money and creating shareholder value). Yes, lots and lots of cynicism, and yes, “outsourcing” was a swear word to me, because it was a total perversion of a good concept. It makes lots of sense to focus on what lines up with your priorities, and hire qualified people to do the rest.

My new definition: handing things over to Source to handle, knowing that Source is waaay more qualified than I am to handle those particular things. Some of those things are figuring out how my life is going to play out, how exactly my dreams will come true and my goals will become reality.

What this means to me is that I can trust that things will be handled well. I don’t need to know HOW they will be handled before I can trust and believe they WILL be handled, because I trust Source has my back. Always. Better than I do. Even when I can’t see the how yet.

So I can believe that things are possible even before I can see how it’s gonna happen. Before I know what action I’m going to have to take. Or what help I’m going to need to accept. Before I see the detailed action plan.

I don’t need to know how before I can believe. What a relief. OutSourcing done right.

And remember, in all things – progress, not perfection!

Love and light,

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A garden of words, just for you

When I was in grad school, I used to say that my motto was “THAT’S MY MOTTO!” because I would find amazing quotes and want to make them my own.  Nowadays, no one calls them mottos anymore – we call them mantras. But it’s still kinda the same thing for me – I find these phrases or sentences and I just want to remember them and say them to myself all the time. I thought, wouldn’t it be nice if I shared them with my friends? So here you go, a bouquet of word flowers!

The key to originality is finding an obscure source.

Nothing is too good to be true.

Don’t believe everything you think.

You can’t make this shit up.

My mess is my message.

Expect Miracles.

Words matter.

What you resist persists.

Bloom where you’re planted (an oldie but goodie)

I can do hard.

The way you do one thing is how you do pretty much everything.

Just worry about your side of the street.

There’s no one-size-fits-all anything.

There are many, many more. But these struck me as good for today. Because I like to go with my gut.

Comment below and let me know what gems you’ve discovered.

And remember, in all things – progress, not perfection!

Love and light,

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BS Files: #3 Anything worth having is a struggle

The BS Files are kinda like the X-files – full of myths and urban legends and mysterious things. I feel that it is my duty to tackle them (occasionally). Because, you know, the truth is out there…it feels like time to return to the case files.

So here’s  Case #3. Anything worth having is a struggle.  Bullsh*t!

There are so many versions of the “anything worth having” is hard myth – they each are a variation on the theme that you have to pay the price, fight for, suffer, go through pain, is gonna be hard, go to hell and back…

Ugh. That’s all puritan work ethic b.s. It just doesn’t always have to be hard.

We don’t always have to suffer and sacrifice.

Sometimes we will choose to sacrifice, and sometimes we will suffer – because we are alive.

Sometimes we will achieve great things and they will seem easy, because we have prepared and planned and studied.

Sometimes we get miracles. And they are worth having.

Sometimes we will need to work hard and be challenged and work through struggles.

Some people are easy to love.

Some good things are easy. And they are still sweet.

We are always learning how to make things easier! Ease is worth pursuing, pain is worth avoiding.

Here’s the deal. Sometimes we create a struggle, just because we think it is a necessary precursor to something being “worth it” and that’s where the BS lives. That’s just drama.

So sometimes it’s a struggle and sometimes it isn’t.

Being hard is not the criteria for whether or not something is worth having – we decide whether something is worth having.

Worth having – not always a struggle. Case Closed.

And remember, in all things – progress, not perfection!

Love and light,

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