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#CoreValues

Thursday, March 31, 2016

I love core values. Do you have any? If you don’t, you probably do! Go ahead and study your thoughts, feelings, and actions over the next few days. You’ll come to see what you stand for, and I bet you’ll be pleased. I love teaching about core values, and I think the best instruction is to simply share mine. 

“Simplicity” is my first core value. It speaks to the characteristics of honesty, clarity, and a wholehearted commitment to innocent faith. Saying, “Simplicity” out loud feels light, easy, and a little bit playful. I guess that says it all! (And if you want to remember this one just think, “Simple City”. See how that works!)

Excellence” is my second core value. Being committed to my very best in any given moment frees me from artificial standards and judgment. I’m always good enough, and sometimes I'm more! Always remember that you have the freedom to be the very best you that you can be. It’s true!

My third core value is “Transcendence”. For me, transcendence takes me to an actual place where I nurture hopes and dreams that exceed what might seem practical, or even possible! Remember “Simple City”? Yep, that’s where I reside these days, and it's a magical experience! Special things happen here, if you can just believe. I know, that makes me kind of odd, but thanks for noticing!

Charity” is my fourth core value. It’s a state of the heart that always loves others more than it loves self. Think about it, that’s a standard of care that lives and breathes “simplicity”, “excellence”, and “transcendence”. May we always give more than we take!

My last core value is “Serenity”. In its stillness, the truth speaks quietly. I love the Psalm that says, “Be still, and know”. “Know what?” you ask? Don’t worry, if you become still and stay there long enough, you’ll eventually figure it out. By the way, is “sarcasm” a core value?

That’s the course! I sure hope you enjoyed this Simply Encouraging® Experience. If you made it this far, you get a great big smiley sticker on your forehead. :)  

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iWork

Sunday, January 25, 2015

As I work with teams, I have a “diagnostic exercise” that tells me the need-base for which the group is collectively spending their energy. 

At any given point we are spending our energy on one of three levels. The levels are basic needs (safety and physiological fulfillment), psychological needs (the need for love, belonging, prestige and accomplishment), or self-fulfillment needs (achieving our full creative expression, highest calling and complete potential).

It's crucial to know that we can be fulfilling a quest for self-actualization by preparing a meal for our family, or painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel to buy a loaf of bread. The type of work is not the point. The heart with which we do the work is! 

So, here's the exercise. Give five quick answers to the following prompts, and then discuss them with your team, or other key players in your life. You’re going to learn a lot about how to do the same work activities you’re doing, but become much happier and fulfilled as you do them! 

iWork for…

iWork because…

iWork to…

Take some time with this exercise, and I would love hear about your experiences, and discoveries! As always, I’m encouraging @ simpleencouragement.com.

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You CAN Change People!

Monday, August 03, 2009

You CAN Change People!

Cultivating the Art of Maximum Influence

You’ve all heard the chant, but is it true? “You can’t change people, you can only change yourself.” I challenge this notion in a fun way, and with a unique twist that will enlighten and empower you! Through five focused steps, you will learn how to be a “person of interest” and a “change-agent” for those around you. Dressed up as a short talk or a mini-seminar, this Simply Encouraging® Experience will make you or your team more dynamic and effective at influencing one another, and the people groups that you serve.

You CAN Change People!

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Forming the Heart of a Team

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Forming the Heart of a Team

Creating Shared Energy, Corporate Unity, and Positive Change

People fulfilling a common mission need to define themselves as a team in three core areas, and maximum impact is achieved by increasing shared energy, creating corporate unity, and setting into motion a dynamic process of positive change for all concerned. "Forming the Heart of a Team" is a powerful workshop experience that will teach your team how to achieve these three objectives, and a whole lot more! Specific “takeaways” of this experience are (1) awareness of your groups “collective power” and how to manage it for increase, (2) common outlooks and values that will create synergy and light up your mission, and (3) a culture of positive growth for your team, and the people that they serve. Great for civic groups, corporate & professional teams, and small communities.

Forming the Heart of a Team

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Noun-Nature to Verb-Essence

Friday, July 31, 2009

Noun-Nature to Verb-Essence
Discovering the Very Best Within You

Like most people, you're a noun, complete with a name and a birth certificate classifying you as a human being. Those around you associate your name with particular roles and while that's special enough, think it through. There are lots of people who bear your very same name, and they fulfill very similar roles.

What I'm referring to is your "noun-nature" and while it gives you a place in the world, deep on the inside, you know that there's so much more! Deep on the inside, you have an intrinsic and indispensable quality that only you can bring to this time, and to this place. You see, we come into the world as nouns and develop our "noun-natures", but a second awakening yearns for release.

What I'm referring to is your "Verb-Essence", and there's even a name to express it! Of course, a verb is a word that expresses an action defining the connection between two or more people. "Nouns" exist within roles, but "Verbs" have something specific to do, an impact to make, and life-giving essence to share.

You know that you've arrived when you become a verb, and "Noun-Nature to Verb-Essence ~ Discovering the Very Best Within You" takes you on a fun and fascinating journey from everyday "noun-nature" into your deepest reason for being, your new name, and your unique "Verb-Essence".

As the noun "Thomas", I fulfill some wonderful roles and functions, but as the verb "Encouraging", I complete my life's purpose with every breathe that I take. As Encouraging, I stimulate others to discover and express their deepest verb-essence, taking their lives from now to wow!

"Noun-Nature to Verb-Essence ~ Discovering the Very Best Within You" is a great seminar experience for small groups and corporate teams desiring to discover deeper personal understandings of their unique essence, and developing rich, playful connections while fulfilling common missions and goals.

Noun-Nature to Verb-Essence (Discovering the Very Best Within You)

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727.784.8223

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Thomas Waterhouse, Simply Encouraging Solutions

Sunday, June 07, 2009
Thomas Waterhouse, Simply Encouraging Solutions


Through his brand of Simple Encouragement®, Thomas aspires to be Simply Encouraging® in all that he does. He believes that, “When we have been truly encouraged, it's a life-altering event!” With a unique blend of science, art, and spirituality, Thomas brings dynamism and creativity to his work in Applied Human Growth & Potential™. His deepest desire is "Life, healing, and light™" for all those he touches, and his mission is, “To inspire, nurture and sustain personal growth for individuals, families, small communities and corporate cultures.” 



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