Curve Balls

What happens when you wake up and you are thrown a "curve ball"?  What do you do?  If you are like most people here on planet earth, you have a knee jerk reaction and immediately go into a panic about all the things that are going to go wrong with the next period of time that this curve ball is …

Finding Wisdom

wisdom you ever looked for "Wisdom"?  Since it is not a tangible thing that you can just go out and pick up at the grocery store, where would you go to find "Wisdom"?    Whom do  you label and equate to the word "wise"?  What are their qualities? Can one find "wisdom" in a particular place?  Where would you look? …

Double Mindedness

My topic today is "Double Mindedness".  I rarely hear this term spoken about nor debated or trained upon.  Do you know what it is to be "Double Minded"? Let’s explore this together as to its origins.  This comes from the Greek word translated "double-minded" is "dipsuchos", from dis, meaning "twice" and psuche, meaning "mind."  It is used to describe someone …

Mirror Image

What happens when we look into the mirror?  Well depending on what time of day you look into the mirror the reflection may be different.  First thing in the morning we may be shocked at our "bed hair".  Later after we shower we are the "wet head look".  As we do a final look see on our way out the …

How We Live

Today, as I went through my email, I came across two emails from individuals who seem to be in some kind of a searching process.  By all accounts on the outside they appear to be successful in their own right.  They are both successful  in their businesses and they photograph very well, beaming with success.  From time to time I …

Reality and Advancement

Let’s take a reality check here for a moment.  Would you please pull up on your computer your goals for the next several quarters for this year?  Now please print that out, and pull up your 5 year plan and print that out. I would like you to know do an evaluation or a check on how you are coming …

Reality In Your Business Future

The blurring of what is actually possible in the advancement of a person in their career is a harsh reality for many.  I have often listened to a potential client who is wondering what their next step is in the climbing of the corporate ladder. The problem seems to come when they hit the reality ceiling that this thing called …

Whose Posioning Your Well?

Recently, I was driving down the road and I heard a story about "well poisoning".  That got me to thinking about this vessel that we inhabit called our body.  This is our well.  Our well has more than one entry point at which it can be poisoned.  How many entry points can you name and what you let in them?  …

Gates

Entry into your being through anyone of the points in which you can perceive anything into your body is a "GATE".  When we allow anything to enter our very being we are opening one and more often than not several of our gates.  When entry is gained other triggers go off inside of us, specifically in our brains. These triggers …

Ready For Opportunity

Did you ever stop and think that if "you ship came in", "opportunity knocked" or that big something happens that can propel you to the heights that you always dreamed of, would you be ready? The truth is most people are not ready to recognize, much less act on an opportunity. How does one stand ready to recognize and act …

Real vs Reality

I am observing a time of the "blurring of what is Real vs the Hype of Perceived Reality".  What do you mean by that, you may ask?  Let me be very clear here about where I stand on what you know, what you think you know, what is real and what is truly fiction. From our birth most of us …

Valentine’s Day

This past Valentine’s Day, I was with my sweetheart in Barcelona.  Barcelona is a beautiful city in the northeast corner of Spain.  Architecture is one of Barcelona’s tourist attractions and it is fantastic.  The people here have a real sense of who they are, where they come from, their family is involved in their everyday life and the history is …

Sticky Situation

  Etiquette is in a state of dignified decay. Earlier this year ,  the French “Bling Bling” President, Nicholas Sarkozy has been doing his obligatory State visits with his new girl friend Italian beauty Carla Bruni. Sarkozy is divorced from his wife of 11 years since October 2007. New and not so new behaviour is being played out for the …

Breaking Our Focus

Hey, did you just wake up?  March Madness is almost history.  This is what I  surmise from my clients sometimes when they suddenly WAKE UP and discover that the sun is still up when they come out of the office.  We are all bombarded everyday with things which are intended and on purpose meant to draw our attention away from …

Intersection of Knowledge

When was the last time you paid to learn something new?  What were your expectations for what you were going to go home with at the end of the day or week or session?    When I am taking a webinar, teleclass, seminar, or some other type of training for my own enjoyment and education, I choose topics that will expand …

My Objective

What is your objective today?  My objective is to schedule in my new work format for the projects during this spring season.  I teach this to my clients all the time.  It is one of the very first things that we do together to see where their focus is.   I remember the very first time I taught this idea publicly.  …

Sowing & Reaping

I  don’t know about your neck of the woods, but over here on the East Coast it seems like hourly we are getting confessions about the private sexual escapades of those in public office.  Is propriety and decency dead out there?  The new governor of New York was sworn into office and not 6 hours later there was a press release …

Honor In Everything I Do

Let me ask you a question:  This morning you most likely made several decision before noon.  Right?!  So did you stop to think how your decisions might dishonor anyone around you?  Stay with me here for a moment.  We all make decisions all day long, and I doubt we take the seconds it takes to really stop and think that …

10 Steps to Easy Manners at Parties

 You are about to attend your very first business party, celebration, or awards ceremony.  Congratulations!  Do you know what is proper and acceptable behaviour and manners at one of these events?  Manners do not enter the mind until something happens that draws attention where, attention is not wanted. Here are a few very simple things you can do to stay free …

Killing The Deal

Recently I was at a dinner meeting where global business dealings was being discussed.  After about an hour of discussion about the ins and outs of doing business abroad and the very serious topic of what happens when the deal is dead before you even meet your counterpart came up.  Several in this esteemed body one after the other gave …

Welcome…

Finally, JaniceBastani.com belongs to me!  🙂 To help you decide if I’m worth reading, I’ve submitted some bio information from a recent interview: "  Who is Janice Bastani? Daugther, Sister, Wife, Mother of Two.  Professionally, I help others discover that "I Can THRIVE anywhere at anything".  My passion is believing in you, your business and that you can grow and …