Monarch, © Butterfly Photo by Steve Kaye

Renewal | Jan 2024


Can You Cause Renewal?


Monarch, © Butterfly Photo by Steve Kaye

Monarch Butterfly, Just After Leaving Its Chrysalis


What if renewal were to be your major theme for this coming year?

Of course, you may want to stay with what you have because everything seems perfect right now.

If so, that’s wonderful. In that case, you’ll want to focus on making easy improvements.

Yet, you may still be destined for some serendipity.

This can happen because often the most incredible changes find you. Then these changes take you to greater levels of achievement, awareness, or success.

For example, I was able to take the above photo because I gave a presentation about “What Birds Want to Tell Us.”

And yes, I know this is a simple example. And these two events are completely unrelated.

But that presentation led to an e-mail that led to a conversation that led to a friendship that led to the gift of a chrysalis.

Now, there is a catch.

In order for serendipity to find you, you must be visible – or findable.

So here are suggestions to consider for this new year:

1) Be active in professional or social organizations that relate to your skills and values. This will provide connections that lead to relationships that lead to opportunities.

2) Spend some time reflecting upon the legacy you want to create. This will help identify actions you can take.

3) Make your values the foundation for your actions and plans. This will show others who you are.

And then let life go.

By the way, these are a basic part of managing any career or interest.

I wish you the best as you amaze yourself.


Much success,

Steve Kaye

Find More at:

Different Approach – How small steps matter

Three Essential Words – The keys to success

Small Matters – Example of thinking small


Did You Know?

The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.

Here are three organizations that excel at doing this.

1) American Bird Conservancy

2) The Nature Conservancy

3) The Trust for Public Land

Please visit their web sites to learn about the work they do.

Here’s an excellent book: The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation


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1 Comment
  • joyce Rouse
    Posted at 17:12h, 27 January

    Another short, sweet, smart reminder!! Thanks, Steve.

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