Monday, September 29, 2014

20 Things to Remember When You Think You’re Not Good Enough

10 Things to Remember When You Think You’re Not Good Enough

          Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is simply
                     believing you’re worthy of the trip

Truth be told, you can’t berate yourself into a better version of yourself.  And even though I know this, I sometimes still fall victim to my own negative thinking.  Sometimes I’m downright rude to myself.  I make a mistake, or fall short of my own expectations, and instead of treating it as a learning opportunity, I beat myself up about it.
I’m sure you can relate.  We’ve all been there.  We all have bad days and moments of self-doubt.
Sometimes the pressure coming from peers, family, work, and society in general is enough to make us feel completely broken inside.  If we don’t have the “right” job, relationship, lifestyle, and so forth, by a certain age or timeframe, we assume we’re just “not good enough.”  Angel and I hear about this kind of self-defeating mindset from our coaching clients and blog subscribers (subscribe here) on a daily basis, and like I said, we aren’t immune either.
So what can we do about it?
Here’s how I handle it: Every time I catch myself thinking I’m not good enough, I immediately write down an opposing thought that debunks my negativity.  I’ve been doing this for the past several years and it’s made a tremendous difference in my life.  I challenge you to do the same.
If you need a little extra inspiration, here are some things I’ve come up with – 20 good reminders when you’re feeling “not good enough”:

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

What is the profile of a sexual predator/perpetrator?

  1. Sexual predators include women, men, and older youth.
  2. The profile of a sexual predator is generally very kind.
  3. Sexual predators hold themselves in the light of being a “pillar of the community”.
  4. In order to get their needs met, sexual predators will most likely “find themselves” working around children.
  5. Sexual predators are the last people you would expect to commit a sexual abuse crime because of how good and responsible they make themselves look. They work overtime to be charming and nice.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

 Pediatric Nurse-Molestation story
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  • SAN DIEGO (AP) — In an Aug. 27 story about a pediatric nurse being charged with molesting a 2-month-old baby in San Diego, The Associated Press, based on information from the FBI, reported erroneously that Michael William Lutts had pleaded not guilty to the charge. Prosecutor Alessandra Serano says that Lutts appeared in federal court on Wednesday but did not enter a plea.
    A corrected version of the story is below:
    A pediatric nurse in Southern California has been charged with molesting his 2-month-old foster child, and investigators are asking for the public's help to find other possible victims.
    Michael William Lutts, 50, appeared in federal court Wednesday on a charge of sexually exploiting a child.
    He did not enter a plea, said Alessandra Serano, the federal prosecutor for the case.
    Lutts was in federal custody.
    Lutts is a pediatric nurse in San Diego County. He was given custody of a 2-month-old, prematurely born foster baby Aug. 4, according to the FBI's criminal complaint.
    He began molesting the boy the same day and recorded images and video on a cellphone that was seized during a search at his San Diego home Tuesday, an FBI agent stated in the complaint. Time stamps on the images indicate that the boy was molested for at least 10 days, according to the document.
    "In my 28 years of being an FBI agent, it's one of the more disturbing cases," said Darrell Foxworth, an FBI spokesman in San Diego. "You look at the age of the victim here. This is a helpless child."
    The FBI began investigating Lutts after he was linked to an email account that authorities believe was used to send child porn images to a suspected distributor, Foxworth said.
    FBI investigators found more child pornography on computers, hard drives, CDs and other media, according to the criminal complaint.
    Investigators planned to examine that material to identify other possible victims, Foxworth said. Because Lutts' job gave him access to children, investigators also were asking anyone with information to come forward.
    Authorities also intend to look at the process by which Lutts was given care of the foster baby, who is now in protective custody, Foxworth said.

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    Monday, September 1, 2014