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HEROES NOW!

“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”  -Pamela Vaull Starr

By now you have probably realized that I really enjoy sports, the teams and the players.  It was truly my honor to meet with and get my photo taken with “Big Papi,” Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz.

I felt like a mushroom next to him.  He is really a nice guy and he talked frankly about his life, the other players and all his past coaches.  He is my favorite ballplayer and I could always count on him to make contact with the ball.

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes.  We have sports heroes like “Big Papi,” we have wartime heroes and we have heroes in our own families like our dads and husbands.  Anyone that knows me knows that my dad will always be a hero and a role model to me.   A very Happy Father’s Day greeting to all the Dads on this listing.

The point of this post is to share: Who are your heroes?  Who do you look up to and admire?  Who has traits and characteristics that you strongly believe in?  Who is a role model in your family and in your community?

Dream deep, for every dream precedes a goal.  That was the Red Sox and after 86 years (since 1918) they finally won a World Series in 2004.  Then they did it again in 2007 and they won a third World Series in 2013.  I believe that any of this is possible if you want it bad enough and if you follow your heart.

With gratitude and best wishes,
Lisa Sasso, Executive Coach & Motivational Speaker
www.MedDevCoach.com (781) 872-1045

Acting as your trusted advisor, Lisa empowers professionals to use their passion to live their best lives and achieve their goals with confidence, accountability, gratitude and balance.


MOTHER’S DAY NOW!

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”  -Robert Louis Stevenson

This past weekend we celebrated Mother’s Day by paying homage to all moms including my mom, my mother-n-law, my sister-n-law and myself.  We had the family together and none of the mom’s had to cook, clean or do dishes. We tried to find a restaurant, but no one was willing to reserve 20 seats on Mother’s Day and we were not going to sit and wait until they could accommodate us.  So, we did the next best thing, we ordered Chinese food and ate in the convenience of our home.

It was much more of a relaxing atmosphere and my mother was not over stimulated.  In the last several years my mom has been suffering from Alzheimer’s.  My mother exemplifies living in the moment as her short term memory is unfortunately completely gone.  But she is still very much with us.  I hope and pray that someday there will be a cure for this terrible disease.  I am just lucky that I still have my mother and mother-n-law in my life.  Do you have a mother or mother-n-law in your life?  Do you have a daughter, daughter-n-law, or sister-in law in your life?  All of these people are responsible for bringing life into the world and because of that, we should be truly grateful.

I know that being a mom is the best job in the world.  My son is in 4th grade and this Friday we are going to a beach (Plum Island) to study marine life.  He asked me to be a chaperone.  I was so touched.  I know that soon he will probably say something different.  He is the most incredible kid.  He is sensitive, loving and caring.  He says what he feels.  He made his Nana’s happy with the cards he made for them, and I loved the beautiful card that he made me.  Why is it that it is the little things that mean the most?  I hope that you had a Happy Mother’s Day for you or your spouse.  Mother’s Day is the one day that we actually honor our mothers and all the unselfish acts they have done for us throughout the years.  Sorry that this is late, but Mother’s Day wishes are not forgotten.

With gratitude and best wishes,
Lisa Sasso, Executive Coach & Motivational Speaker
www.MedDevCoach.com (781) 872-1045

Acting as your trusted advisor, Lisa empowers professionals to use their passion to live their best lives and achieve their goals with confidence, accountability, gratitude and balance.


CELEBRATE NOW!

 

“Celebrate Good Times.” – Kool & the Gang

Sigma Delta Tau celebrated our 100 year anniversary of sisterhood since our sororities founding and I organized a PSI chapter dinner.  We had 9 sisters attend and we all had a great time.  Sisters are forever.

John and I got away for a real second honeymoon.  We were celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary and we went away to an all inclusive resort in Cancun Mexico.  It was called the Hard Rock Resort on Riviera Mia.  There was no cooking, no cleaning and no work.  We left our laptops at home and also no children.  Yes, we missed our son terribly.  But we called him each night and we knew that he was in great hands with both sets of Grandparents and his aunts and uncle.  Our minds were at ease.  We had everything that we needed and so didn’t he.

On Sunday night when we celebrated our anniversary, we enjoyed a Romantic dinner on the beach with candlelight, champagne, a paparazzi and an accordion and a violinist.  We also had a day of adventure where we went to a breathtaking snorkeling bay.  Then we flew on 3 zip lines, then extreme rappelling down a tower structure and finally experiencing an underground cenote and seeing the stalactites and stalagmites.  What a vacation.  I actually called this the ultimate couples vacation.  It was amazing.  Do you know when you really need a vacation?  When you come back and your completely at ease.  That was an amazing 7 days and we enjoyed every minute of it.  Have you taken a vacation with just your spouse recently?  It can really cement your relationship and take you back to the past.  Who can’t use an ultimate break with no responsibilities.  We found it very fulfilling and it was an ultimate celebration.

Last but not least we had a huge family gathering for dinner on Easter Sunday with 20 people at the house.  Then we celebrated my son’s 10th birthday (believe it or not he is now in double digits).  We also celebrated Aunt Kathy’s, Aunt Judy’s, and Papa Sasso and Nanny Sasso’s birthdays.  We had the whole family together for some good old fashion celebrating.  It is so wonderful how well our families get along and it is a pleasure for us to host everyone.  Do you have family traditions like this?  We have been hosting this holiday for everyone for 10 years and each year is more rewarding.

There was a lot of celebrating that I wanted to acknowledge.  I hope that there was celebrating at your home.  Family traditions make life special.  What traditions do you have that are dear to you?

With gratitude and best wishes,
Lisa Sasso, Executive Coach & Motivational Speaker
www.MedDevCoach.com (781) 872-1045

Acting as your trusted advisor, Lisa empowers professionals to use their passion to live their best lives and achieve their goals with confidence, accountability, gratitude and balance.


TEAM UP NOW!

 

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” – Wayne Gretzky 

Last month I wrote about football and this month I turn to hockey with Wayne Gretzky’s famous quote about not skating to where the puck has been, but rather to skate to where the puck is going to be.  I see that signed Cam Neely shirt in my son’s room everyday when I make the beds and it reminds me of his famous quote.

Since I am talking about Hockey, I can’t help but mention that Arlington High School won over Central Catholic in 2-1 in overtime.  It was a real nail biter.  It could have gone either way.  The victory gave the Arlington Spy Ponders the Super 8 Championship; that means they are State Champs.  Way to go Arlington!  For anyone that doesn’t know John and I both grew up in Arlington and we met at Arlington High School.  Both of our parents still reside in Arlington. My older brother Bob is Mr. Arlington and he is involved in many activities and with so many groups in Arlington.  Yes, the Arlington roots are deep.

So why am I telling you all this.  The Arlington Spyponders did a great job.  When a team gets together to accomplish a goal then they can do it with ease and they do it with cooperation.  Behind every good team is usually a great coach.  Just like in real life behind every real good person there is usually a great coach guiding the person to personal and professional victories.  They help them to achieve their goals in life.  Do you have a coach in your life helping you achieve your personal and professional goals?  Do you have someone that can assist you in your game of life?  Do you have a confidante, a mentor, or an accountability partner?  If you do, good for you.  If you do not, it isn’t too late.

Anyone that plays on a team understands that every player is important and it is the actions of everyone that make a team great.  The Patriot’s have mastered this to a science, with the help of their well known coach Bill Belichick.   Arlington’s Hockey team did so as well.   Well, there are so many lessons that we can learn from each of them.  First, there is no “I” in team; every player is important.  Second, even super players can have tough stressful days and fans need to maintain their faith.  Third, that the coach is a valuable part of the team and is the glue that leads the team to victory.

If you don’t have a coach you can easily get one.  To learn more about coaching with Lisa, please visit Lisa’s coaching website page by clicking here.  For words of wisdom from Lisa on teamwork, visit her leadership website page by clicking here.

With gratitude and best wishes,
Lisa Sasso, Executive Coach & Motivational Speaker
www.MedDevCoach.com    (781) 872-1045

Acting as your trusted advisor, Lisa empowers professionals to use their passion to live their best lives and achieve their goals with confidence, accountability, gratitude and balance.