In my last newsletter, I discussed the role that fear plays in our lives and introduced the idea that we can transform it into a positive force that works for us. Fear often creeps up when we are ready to pursue a compelling, juicy goal. Sometimes our fear is so big that it rears its head before we even have the opportunity to dream up what we really want for ourselves. However, if navigated correctly, our fears can give us great insight into ourselves and actually become tools to help us accomplish our greatest dreams.
We all know the feeling. You have just set an exciting, compelling goal for yourself. Maybe the goal is to climb Machupichu or to create a new career or to begin dating again or to finally tell that less-than-supportive friend how she has hurt you. Whatever the goal is, it is something you know that you really want deep inside. You know you want it because – even if only momentarily – your heart skips a beat or everything simply comes into alignment.
And then the fear sets in. READ MORE
We’ve all felt it – those dreaded mornings when you wake up knowing your workday is going to be tough or dreary. Perhaps it’s an intense meeting with a prickly boss or a 5-hour session on learning the new computer system or back-to-back meetings all day.
Those days can be long and arduous. However, they don’t necessarily have to be. Attitude counts a lot on these days, and sometimes a quick and easy attitude adjustment can turn a dreaded day into a bearable – maybe even an enjoyable – one.
Take Action – Get Excited!
Here’s one of my favorite and simple techniques for managing my energy around particularly unsavory workdays: READ MORE
In 1921, Stanford University began studying children who had genius level IQs. They discovered that IQ or intelligence is not the most vital element for success. Rather, it is self-confidence, perseverance, and an inclination to set goals. In other words, the simple act of acknowledging and defining what we want to accomplish is more important to success in life than even a high IQ.
But goals are sometimes difficult to attain. And other times, they don’t feel satisfying once we accomplish them. Perhaps that’s because we often make our goals things we have to get done, instead of things we want to accomplish. There is no excitement, motivation or passion in a “have to”!! There is nothing compelling about a “have to”. READ MORE
As life gets faster and faster, workloads get bigger and longer. Many professionals – whether they work for an employer or for themselves – are finding that there are too many projects to do and not enough time to complete it all. Feeling the time crunch and not accomplishing everything that you want to leads to working longer hours, working weekends, and skipping lunch breaks. This in turn leads to stress, anxiety, fatigue and decreased productivity at the office.
There are, however, things you can do to take control of your time and your schedule, and create more productive and efficient workdays. READ MORE
As we’ve seen in the last two Soulful Coaching newsletters, the first two steps to Accessing Your Intuition (they are Acknowledging Your Body and Embracing Your Body) allow us to prepare our ourselves so that we can receive the valuable information that is kept there. Once we have re-connected with our bodies and opened the channel for hearing our body wisdom, the next step is Asking for Clarity.
If you haven’t done this before, it is amazing to discover that you really can hear the answers and information that are right for you if you simply ask the questions. So often, we forget to ask. However, the act of asking the question provides us an opportunity to focus on the issue at hand and get clear on what it is we really want to know.
Take Action – Ask for Clarity
In the last Soulful Coaching newsletter, we looked at the first step to accessing your intuition – Embracing Your Body. We learned that intuition is located in the body – it is literal body wisdom – and it is our job to reclaim the ways we have rejected or ignored our hands, our thighs, our hearts, on and on.
Now, we’re ready to move on to the next key to Accessing Your Intuition – Honoring Your Body. When was the last time you actually honored your body? READ MORE