Michelle DeAngelis suggests:
Rather than immediately committing to something you can't or don't want to do, first:
Breathe: Don't react immediately. This is when people will just say "yes, sure" when they do not mean it!
Acknowledge: Take a moment to think about what you are being asked to do.
Choose: It's your choice, not a command. Take charge of your own decision. If it's something you think you HAVE to do, then change your attitude to it's something you NEED to do, and focus on what will happen when you do it.
Kick into gear: Go ahead and do it!! Feel great knowing that you thought it through.
About Michelle DeAngelis:
For more than 20 years Michelle DeAngelis has been taking on impossible corporate challenges, solving them in record time and redefining corporate and personal coaching in the process. Irreverent, vivacious and razor sharp, Michelle DeAngelis teaches executives, managers and individuals everywhere how to have a company, and a life, that, you guessed it . . . "Doesn't Suck."
Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Michelle was heavily influenced by her entrepreneurial parents. They developed "Happiness Plaza" a shopping center filled with stores that were hand-picked to add a bit of happiness to each customer who shopped there. Although still a little girl, Michelle was clearly paying attention.
In her mid twenties, Michelle was named division chief and tapped to create and manage a new division of 350 people for a Fortune 50 corporation. From there, Michelle started her own management consulting firm, where she does strategic planning, manages national projects for Fortune 500 companies, coaches executives and gives powerful presentations to bring a healthy dose of reality and life-affirming change to corporate America.
In 2004, born of Michelle's commitment to have a career that fused joy and purpose, she created Planet Joyride, a company dedicated to helping people create joy in their lives. Planet Joyride immediately resonated with people who had been through personal and professional experiences that left them wanting.
Michelle's meaningful and practical methods enable people to tap their authentic passion and purpose, magnifying creativity and productivity on both a professional and personal level. Her proprietary Joy Quotient quiz is essential to the process as it measures the gap between people's thoughts and their actions. Perhaps even more important than IQ or EQ, this Joy Quotient, (JQ) gives clients a game plan to generate joy, close the "Gap" and "Get A Life That Doesn't Suck".
Michelle lives in Santa Monica, CA and begins joyriding each morning when she looks out her window at the Pacific Ocean and the Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier.