|Posted on August 10, 2015 at 8:35 AM||comments (0)|
I am going to get extraordinary results by focusing on helping people. As long as I keep their well-being first in my mind, I believe the universe will deliver the rest.
|Posted on August 9, 2015 at 8:35 AM||comments (0)|
It's a little cliche, but I have a dream of doing what I do from a tropical location. For a girl who grew up on the frosty streets of Boston, that sometimes seems a million miles away.
My ideal business model would be: I have a compound where clients come for intensives and retreats and I host one week on and one week off. When I'm not hosting, I'm writing, blogging, making content and just loving life.
This would pay me plenty to travel whenever I please in a luxurious manner and spend way more time with family and friends.
I know this is doable... one step at a time.
|Posted on August 8, 2015 at 8:25 AM||comments (0)|
Today's challenge is what bad habits can we replace for better results?
HANDS DOWN--I worry about other peoples thoughts of me. I get concerned about how they're going to react to what I do or say and it can really have me spinning out into the ether with worry.
I think this is a combo of people pleasing and shaky self-esteem. But it is a habit, and therefore can be changed!
How to change a habit? Some people will say it takes 21 days of doing something different before a habit is changed. So I am putting myself on a 21-day detox from worrying about other people's opinions. That doesn't mean I will be careless with feeling, of course, but I will definitely own my actions and words and do so confidently.
Hold your nose and jump in the deep end!
|Posted on August 7, 2015 at 8:20 AM||comments (0)|
We all struggle with distractions, we live in a world that is overloaded with stimulation and information. How to step away? A couple of things come to mind:
A few years ago I had a boss who was a total hippie and everyone thought he was a lttle nuts, but he brought a consulting firm into our office and we took classes on productivity and being all we could be. It was a lot like life coaching, before I knew what the heck life coaching was! One of the major lessons that got drilled into us was the idea of "blocking" time. If you had a project to work on, you would put up a sign on your office door or cublicle that said BLOCK TIME, forward your phone, shut down your email... it was a pretty radical idea to me at the time. But I have to tell you, doing that for short blocks of time was invaluable to my productivity and I still do it now, 15 years later. Everyone around me was doing it so it was easy to respect. After a few small fits and hyperventilations, the people in your life will respect it as well.
I have taken that same concept with me into my meditation. I meditate an average of two to three hours a day. That's not easy, keeping out distractions for that long. But I shut off the phone, go to a quiet room and lock the door and I just delve into it. When I come back into the conciousness of the room in a few hours, my phone has a cacophony of voicemails, missed calls, texts and other notifications. At first, I felt so GUILTY! OMG, she's taking all that time for herself? Selfish, selfish.... But you know what? Now I couldn't care less. The people who matter to me are aware of my practices and they simply work around. Others? Hmm, not particularly interested in how they feel because this practice is what keeps me sane, makes me a better wife, family member, friend, etc. No one's taking this one way or making me feel bad for it.
So I say go deep into your worst distractions and simply ignore them. They'll still be waiting when you come back around. And if they're not, they weren't that important to begin with. You will thank yourself a thousand times over for this gift to yourself, I promise.
|Posted on August 6, 2015 at 8:20 AM||comments (0)|
So I have been challenged to find a way to help my personal and professional productivty. I am currently using www.asana.com however I am still new to it and have not found it to be particularly helpful yet. That may change, I'm keeping an open mind. I also need to join the 21st century and go online with my calendar, but somehow I have this penchant for filling in the boxes on paper calendars. I pledge to work on that.
As I was writing in my tasks on Asana, I was feeling like I didn't have that much to do, although when I look at the tasks as a whole, I'm totally daunted. Again, I'll remind myself that this is new and I may or may not use it going forward. There are a few other free services to try, so maybe one of those will be a better fit.
The real issue here isn't just productivity, it's creating the life you want and deserve. I deserve to feel the elation of writing a book. Do I need a tool to tell me that? Well, no, but I could use a gentle nudge from here and there to keep me on task and keep me moving in the right direction. If Asana can do that, I'll send them a big bouquet of roses when the book is complete
How do you keep yourself in check? Are you a list maker like I am or are you strictly high tech? Drop me a line and let me know what does and doesn't work for you. Two (or more) heads are better than one!
|Posted on August 5, 2015 at 7:50 AM||comments (0)|
Today's blog challenge is to share one "most important action" that I will do either personally or professionally in the next 15 days to gain momentum in my life and business. I shall offer one for each, personal and professional.
Beginning with professional, I will post my class information on at least 5 social media sites. The class is in September and I have plenty of time to get the information out to folks who would want to be a part of it.
Personally, I will find a way to help someone. Not just an old lady crossing the street-help-someone, but a true make-a-difference contribution to humanity. I have already signed up to give reiki treatments, so it will need to be something better than that. As I think aloud, I am being led to re-do my homelessness presentation for focused viewing by the shelter community and send it to at least three shelters.
That is A LOT of work to get done, but I am up for the challenge. Join me as I continue my 15 day blog challenge and see what I'm up to. Maybe it will inspire you to get up to something of your own
|Posted on August 4, 2015 at 8:00 AM||comments (0)|
Good morning! Anyone who knows me knows that I am NOT a morning person. I usually need about an hour before I'm coherent and thinking straight--and that's with or without caffeine.
But in the past few months, I've been making some changes--building a "Daily Success Plan." This is how it goes:
I rise at 5:15 after about 7 hours sleep. I would like to eventually get to 8 or 9 hours, but this is a work in progress. My sleep is excellent quality because I listen to either guided or sound healing meditations while I sleep. I keep a dream journal by the nightstand and record what comes up. It's often quite prophetic!
I put myself together and begin my drive to work while drinking the largest tea I can find. As I'm driving, I listen to Holosync sound therapies, both the Power Up track and the Rejuvenation track. They work wonders to clear the cobwebs. I have a long commute so the rest of the time is spent with an audiobook--sometimes personal development and sometimes just good old fashioned entertainment.
I arrive at my office and I immediately clear my space with a fragrance spray and I Reiki my desk, my email and my assignments for the day. It brings a sense of peace to bring in Reiki energy and I find that everything just goes much more smoothly throughout the day.
At lunch, I go out into nature and I bring along Holosync's cornerstone recording "Dive." I listen to that for 30 minutes and sometimes follow it up with another run of "Rejuvenation." This really clears my head and gets me through the afternoon with energy and drive.
On the commute home (it's really sticky), I do more audiobook listening, again either something fun or something developmental. It feels great to use this time stuck in the car for something so pleasurable. I do love reading books but the audio is very convenient. By the time I get home, I'm ready for my "serious" meditation
I like to clear the space with a fragrance spray, put on my comfiest comfies, I turn off all media and meditate, usually with a guided meditation, for approximately two hours. I can't tell you the joy this brings me. I step out of this practice relaxed and refreshed and reading for a lovely evening.
A few hours later, it's off to bed with another meditation. So you can see, meditation is a pretty big deal for me! It does take time but it's time well spent and I wouldn't change a thing about it. Meditation is truly what is the backbone of my Daily Success Plan.
|Posted on April 3, 2015 at 7:45 AM||comments (0)|
Good morning! I wanted to touch on the subject of anxiety and worry. I do my best to keep vibrations high and to keep the negative at bay. But sometimes, sometimes... well, it just creeps in. Worry, fear, anxiousness, not feeling safe. What to do in times like these?
My first choice is always meditation. If I can get away for even 15 minutes to go still and quiet my mind, those lower energies tend to dissipate. But what if you can't get away, what if you're at work or cooking dinner with the kids or driving to the store?
THAT is when I bring in my secret weapon. Bach Rescue Remedy is just what is needed in times like this. You put a few drops on your tongue and in just a few minutes you feel that tension slip away. Rescue Remedy is sold online and at oodles of major retailers (not just Whole Foods, although they do have a wonderful selection Bach products), does not require a prescription, is totally natural and has no sedating side effects.
I love Bach Flower Essences and make a myriad of combinations for clients. These elixirs can help with negative feelings, unwanted habits, and generally give a feeling of wellness, calm and peace. Call or email me today and let's find the perfect combination of Bach Flower Essences for you and let's put a vial of Rescue Remedy in the purse or car for when you are just plain stressed.
Another wonderful holistic way to heal... Shalom.
|Posted on March 31, 2015 at 8:05 AM||comments (0)|
Good morning all. I wanted to let you know about a great service I've begun using called Thumbtack. It matches professionals with potential clients and offers a quoting system for booking jobs. The Thumbtack website is great and you can check out my profile here:
Check out Thumbtack and if you are so inclined, leave me a referral. The more I get, the more jobs I can book As always, you are welcome to contact me directly for any of your service needs. Thumbtack is just a fun site.
|Posted on March 26, 2015 at 8:20 AM||comments (0)|
From Louise Hay's "I Can Do It" calendar: "I am a divine conduit for transforming the quality of people's lives."
WOW. A Divine conduit? That sounds like a lot of responsibility. On the other hand, what an honor. The Divine has gifted US with the power of transforming other's lives?
I love this quote and I love knowing how true it really is. You don't have to be an intuitive coach to make an impact in the quality of someone's life. From the tiniest gesture, like complimenting the young woman who rings up your groceries, to helping a friend work through a problem. You truly do shape and mold people's life experience, as they do the same for you.
I hope to be able to transform the quality of people's lives as I embark on a venture of giving. I would like to be a guest speaker with "Homeless to Holistic" in women's shelters, then do pro bono coaching for women who are interested in a unique approach to changing their destinies. What do you plan on doing to live up to the title of Divine conduit? Share with me, I love to hear your stories and ideas. Namaste.