Archive for January, 2014

Better to be . . .

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“Better to be called something positive and inspirational than something negative.”   Donnie Yen

The universe . . .

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“The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”   Eden Phillpotts

If more people . . .

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“If more people were actively engaged in advocating their positions I think we’d have a better society.”   Jeb Bush

If you ask . . .

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“If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.”   Emile Zola

If you enter . . .

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“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.”  Michael Jackson

True wisdom comes . . .

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“True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.”   Socrates

If you tell . . .

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“If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you’ll be amazed at the results.”  George S. Patton

Creating your Year Plan

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In this week’s #CoachingBox we’re exploring the theme of creating . . . . . I mean our ability to go for what we say we want even when we have doubts and get scared.

I am assuming that you’ve had experiences so far in your life of getting to a crossroads; a time when for whatever reason an opportunity arises that seems like a perfect fit for you.

It maybe something you’ve been thinking about for years, an idea that first seeded itself in response to an incident, circumstance or event but you have up to now put it on the backburner.

New Years traditionally signals the time when we’re encouraged to make new year’s resolutions; promises or commitments to go for something new or desired.  Did you make a new year’s resolution last year?  Did you go for it or has it been a case of ‘being on-hold’.  It’s a bit like making that really urgent phone call and being put on-hold for ages and ages and after a while realising you’re listening to Frank Sinatra or another Golden Oldie track that you really like and instead of the frustration… you relax into the ‘waiting’.  So much so that you almost forget what it is you have called for and to cap it all it’s almost an inconvenient interruption when you finally get to the top of the queue and… the waiting was necessary.

Its very likely that last year you were just not ready and you’re ready ‘now’; more relaxed than you would have been and somehow more prepared, more resilient, more determined and this opportunity has arisen again  now! Did this happen by chance?  I think not.  Somehow what you wanted has stayed with you, popping back into your mind at the most inopportune moments – times when ‘it’ was just not right!

But if we go back just a step to our being on hold phase we realise that things were happening; firstly in relaxed moments, our minds wander, accessing areas of our unconscious that are usually inaccessible in our waking hours.  Perhaps you doodle, perhaps you sing along, perhaps you just allow your mind to wander dream-like through your memory stores picking up… feeling… smelling… re-experiencing… remembering.

What do you now choose to do?

If you would like some assistance in accessing your purpose and passion you might want to check out Oprah’s 4 Step Guide or How to find your Purpose or How to Write a Life Plan. Each activity is simply a guide, ultimately this is the time for you to step up and go for it!

In our next #Coaching Box we will be exploring the next possible step.

The only true . . .

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“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”  Socrates

Intelligence . . .

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“Intelligence is not a science.”   Frank Carlucci