Friday, July 30, 2010

Meeting Susan

My relationship with Susan began over email and phone calls. One of the good but sometimes strange things about working online is that often, there are times where you never meet your client in person. As a web designer, I’ve worked on several projects and had very successful working relationships with people I’ve never met. So when I do get to finally meet someone, it’s always exciting – you never know exactly how things will go but always hope for the best.

I got a chance to first meet Susan in person when she invited me to a health and wellness fair she was attending. I was surprised at how crowded the fair was as I scanned for her booth but I recognized her immediately and went over to say hello.

My first impression was how relaxed and calm Susan was. In this storm of noise and an extremely crowded isle, she seemed completely at ease. Unfortunately, I was not; wrestling with a stroller, a bored toddler and not really enjoying how cramped the space was, I was thrilled to meet but could only speak briefly so we decided to get together later when we would both be “off duty”.

Meeting Susan for the second time, I noticed even more; there is a real calm and warm serenity around Susan that draws you in and instantly sets you at ease. Kind, honest, relaxed and so easy to talk to, she truly listens – a skill I appreciate so much and sometimes I think a lost art form in itself!

As our relationship has changed and grown from client to friend, Susan can always help me put things in perspective, feel more confident and just overall better about any situation with simple truths, compassion and wisdom. That is truly her gift and I'm truly thankful for her.

Anna Mahler is a freelance web designer at Pinup Designs. She writes about her insights, experiences and knowledge in the world of freelance and web design at You can also follow her on Twitter at @AnnasPinup

Friday, July 23, 2010

Living in Harmony

All major religions, like Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Taoism, have teachings about how we should all live in harmony. However, all these religions have also been twisted into a means for violence and profit.

Does this make religion horrible or just the people that manipulate it? To stop this, it is so important that we all learn to think for ourselves and not just follow religious teachings blindly.

No matter what someone says, no one is perfect, and all religions are full of imperfect people just like everywhere else. So people should not expect or seek perfection, but focus on the core beliefs that run through all major religions of love, acceptance, balance and harmony to find the truth.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Do What You Love

For most of my life, I have worked at jobs that I did not enjoy. My unconscious, career programming said that I needed to work for survival and nothing more, but the conscious me protested.

The path to a happy career begins in childhood when authority figures help develop the innate talents that will lead to a rewarding life. However, if these talents were not uncovered and encouraged in childhood, there is always time to start now.

Think about what is so enjoyable that it is impossible to stop doing it, like it is part of you. Sometimes respected others or even strangers can help identify these unique abilities.

Our talents are part of the gifts that God has given to each one and the key to our destiny. When following our destiny, we are in harmony with the world and life becomes easier.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Making Time To Live

Many years ago, my life used to be so busy that I didn't have time to eat three meals, get enough sleep or even bath regularly. I was pulled in so many directions that it seemed I just moved in a daze from one task to another with no time to think.

Then I discovered a wonderful time management exercise. Make a list over the course of a week on what you do every hour of every day. Now take these items and prioritize them with the important stuff at the top and the least important at the bottom.

What I learned about my life was that I spent about 30 hours every week doing things I did not need to do (like responding to other people's demands), so I cut this off the bottom of my list. Then I had time to relax, take care of myself and work on my personal growth.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

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