Let’s Connect that’s what we’re all about! Connecting with YOU on your Success Journey, because together we can do so much more. So tap into weekly motivation, inspiration, life lessons and interviews to get enlightened, energized, and educated. And just so you know, we love to laugh while we share tips and strategies, and stories that will encourage and entertain you.
On One Awesome Community Podcast you’ll hear incredible insights and tips on personal development, social media, marketing, blogging, health, happiness and more. This show is dedicated to connecting with you and helping you on your personal and professional success journey.
And make sure you subscribe at www.OneAwesomeCommunity.com to receive all the episodes and receive your FREE e-book “Brand YOURSELF Awesome”. And your host Gail Foley invites you to make a difference by simply passing on a smile…’cause it’s contagious you know. So let’s start an epidemic!
OAC 343 You've Got The Power with Laughter!
I love the sound of laughter, from the baby to the audience watching a comedy. And I know if you infuse humor into your life on a daily basis it will touch not only your heart, but have that domino affect on those you interact with.
Today's episode is my usual story line of things I laugh at, but dig just a bit deeper in how you can use it in your business.
Diffuse the embarrassing moment, by seeing humor in it, at yourself, never at the expense of someone else...
But to get the full picture - why not listen in :-) Or video version at YouTube.com/gailfoley
Passing on a smile,
OAC 342 You've Got The Power with Kindness!
Today's show is all about how much this world needs more kindness. There are billboards around our town reminding people of that. And I forgot to mention that on my show.
This episode could go quite long if I quote all the signs of us needing more kindness towards each other. So I reflect on 3 articles that I just saw yesterday. Two in our local Sunday paper. This first one was on the Opinion page, by a Judge. The headline "Key to saving our nation is for us to love our neighbors." I think showing kindness to our neighbors is a great way to love our neighbors, don't you?
And our local long time social columnist headlined her column, "Next time try a handwritten note instead of sending a text". Kindness and caring in a note, card, or a scrap piece of paper and it comes in the mail!!! What a concept!!
Nothing new, but something forgotten that we need to renew, revitalize and take a true moment of your time to express something as simple as "Thinking of you." And send it in the mail NOT in a text.
And the last reference from a national publication. "Pen, Paper and Sympathy"...in these emotional times, the simple act of writing a note means so much.
So listen in to hear more of my reflections on how we can show kindness every day, it will spread and blossom to the next person as they receive it. And my own personal perspective, I get a thrill when I receive a card, but I get triple the joy when I send it. Try it - see if that doesn't happen for you, too!
You can find out how I send cards and what makes this show possible at HeyCardLady.com Just send something today, no matter how you do it. I promise you you will make a difference to someone!
Thank you for listening - now go out and pass on a smile, and then put one in a card :-)
Passing on a smile, to you, Gail
OAC 341 You've Got The Power with Gratitude
Wow! It has been a day or two since I've been on here! My last episode was during a lot of commotion and I took a step back and started enjoying things I had long put aside.
But I'm excited to come back with a new series called, "You've Got The Power" because we all do. It just may take a lot to find it and use it. Our ups and downs do not define us, how we work through them and appreciate the lessons we've learned, is what will.
No one listening to me today is the same person you were when you heard me last, in any normal circumstances, but especially in our past year. So I continue to focus on the power of being grateful for this moment. As tough as it may be, you cannot hold a negative thought or feeling while you are feeling or expressing gratitude.
I will be bringing one attribute a week in this series and will be posting the video version on my You Tube channel as always. YouTube.com/gailfoley And there will be more short videos regularly on how as a business your gratitude can give your customers a fabulous customer experience! And I no longer have my website. I will have a new podcast channel format, very soon, but you can still find me where you usually do.
This show is made possible by my many years of being the Hey Card Lady and it has never ever been more important than now to express gratitude to others as well. So I am grateful for having many means to share that with you.
I cannot express in words how awesome it makes me feel to see people are still listening. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Passing On A Smile - even behind a mask,
OAC 340 Are You A Shifter?
Ironically I actually talked about making a small shift on my show in July 2019. Little did I know what a HUGE shift we would have a year later.
My show today is after 2 1/2 months of silence from me. I've been through the anger, the sadness, the hopelessness, the confusion, the anger again, the sleeplessness - and back again!
I really was at a loss on what I might be able to say to inspire or enlighten you. I was struggling to have some of my own.
I haven't found a way to do my card business because although a lot of people do it online, I've never been able to do that. For 14 plus years my mode of operations has been in person networking. And the 10 or more networking events I attend each month have all been sidelined. So I still send cards and take care of my existing customers, but that's all.
But I have undertaken the fun of sewing again - and making masks, then to a top or two. This top in the video is hilarious - from the shoulders up I'm likin' it. But beyond that I could fit one of my great grand babies in the front and her big sister in the back and you would never know they were there. Not the right material for the pattern, but what I had.
I also made a HUGE awning for my daughter's outdoor swing. A friend of mine told me I'd bitten off more than I could chew - but I did it!
But then I shifted to think maybe it was time to reconsider becoming a Quilter. However, almost all of those tools are out of stock everywhere. And the genius idea I had of taking a class was met with nope not right now!
So the other day when my friend sent me a video about a solution she's found to sleep better I immediately took a look! And then I looked some more! I really truly liked what I saw!
So still the HeyCardLady, but also shifting to learn and play in another world of connections. It's invigorating to find a way to help people that is easy and self-explanatory.
So in lieu of passing on a smile - smile behind your mask and your eyebrows will prove you're smiling :-)
OAC 339 There's An Elephant In The Room??
So I am always intrigued by expressions. Where did they originate from and what in the world do they mean?
I think most of us know what the expression 'Let's address the elephant in the room.' means, but what if you were not familiar with the phrase? Wouldn't you be looking around for an elephant?
What about the expression 'on a whim'? What is a 'whim' and why would you anything on one?
So I think you can see where I'm going with this. As I did this show I tripped over a few more in just explaining this little language phenomenon. Wild ones that surprised me and new ones we wish we did not have.
In conclusion I share some of my ideas on how to deal with our 'new norm' and how we might embrace life and others in a different way. All the times you see the expression, 'we're all in this together' may not seem fair to include you in your circumstances. And my prayers go out to you. But we truly are stuck in this situation together.
I hope I give you just a glimmer of a smile and a bit of encouragement today. And thank you for always giving me a smile and tons of encouragement when you continue listening to my perceptions.
Passing on a smile, always, to you,
OAC 338 My Silly Moment!
I'm sending this out to put a smile on your face and a chuckle in your voice. I think we all need to have a few extra ones of those right now.
This is one of my fun adventures that turned into a giggle fest that I cherish and love to share.
I'd love to hear if you can relate to this funny one! I know as I've personally shared this silly moment, many of us have experienced the same moment, just not with the same end results.
I also want to re-iterate what we all need to feel right now - being connected. Are you picking up the phone and saying Hi to someone you've not spoken to in a while or that you feel compelled to check on?
I surprised myself by answering an email from someone I have not had any interest in connecting to in a life time of memories ago. But it felt good to let the past fall away and to include that person who extended prayers to me. Wild - I never thought I would ever do that.
And, of course, I mention the one way that is easier for some people to reach out is to send a card, note, or picture because mail is still being delivered and the virus is not lingering on any of it.
If you don't have any stamps or cards or ways to send your friend or family member a note, just a reminder you can send cards from a free account with my HeyCardLady.com system, just have to fund it for what you want to send. Easy and done for you, just put your words and pictures in it. Or I believe the post office may still be open for stamps - I'd love a picture from my great grand baby who at 3 is quite the artist :-)
I missed getting this done in March because I had to do a do over and than oops, it's April! First time in 6 years I did not do at least one a month - plan on fixing that! I've only done 3 do overs in all these years, but had to be done!
Be safe, stay healthy and we will overcome together.
Passing On A Smile and a Virtual Hug,
Great Podcast Gail!!!
Great Podcast Gail!
Makes my day
It's nice to have your spirit and energy on tap. Ive been listening. God bless you.
Gail brings her unique fun and entertaining style to give you her insights and help you move forward in your life. She shares her observations and gives great suggestions on how to make your life awesome!! Thanks, Gail, for all you do for the entrepreneur community. You are AWESOME!!