Time to Soar

Six years ago I was hired by Martha Beck as her personal assistant. At that time I had a thriving Virtual Assistant Business. Over the course of my time working with Martha and at MBI, I went through the coach training and eventually became a master coach. It’s now time for the next stage of my evolution–moving away from my work as a Virtual Assistant and into leadership and team-building coaching and consulting.

This has not been an easy decision for so many reasons….mainly my own self confidence in what I have to give to the world. However, my spirit knew I couldn’t stay working in the basement any longer and no matter what I think, I have to get out there and give it my all in doing what lights me up.

Through asking for guidance, prayer, mentorship, friendship, support, magic and love I now have the courage to do exactly what I’ve been dreaming about doing.

Looking back I feel like I’ve been in a bird in a cage with the door

open but staying exactly where I was because I wasn’t sure my wings would work. Now the door is open and I’m being lovingly coaxed out because everyone knows how strong my beautiful wings are and that I’ll soar.

Do I know what it’s going to look like? No. Am I afraid of failure? Yes. But, with every ounce of me I know it’s going to be fine.

To each of you who have been a part of the process, to those who shared such kind and thoughtful and loving words, to my friends and my family……thank you. With everything I have, thank you.

The Choices We Make

“One of the most important decisions we can make is whether we live in a friendly universe or a hostile universe.”—Albert Einstein

Early yesterday morning when I couldn’t sleep, as the worry cycle began, a message came to me…..today is from your yesterday and tomorrow is created from your today.

I’ve been thinking about that message since. I know there are some big, tragic unexpected things that happen to us that are out of our control, but right now let’s talk about what we bring and create in our lives.

I go through phases of holding onto the past and let it impact my today and sometimes my future. I get resentful and blame life or other things for what is happening. I also dream of and hope for the future, sometimes becoming stuck in the dreaming state without taking any movement towards those dreams and hopes. When we can let go of the past and future, come into the present, we’re able to create what we want for today & tomorrow.

For example, if today you’re feeling stressed out and overwhelmed because of a jam packed schedule, look at what you did yesterday (or the past few days) to allow this situation to happen.

  • Did you say yes when you really wanted to say no?
  • Did you add things that could be spread out further in the future?

Once you see the cause of your stress and overwhelm you can then make changes moving forward…

  • Begin paying attention to what’s important
  • Say no when it feels too much or when you’re really not into what’s being asked of you
  • Use the 3 B’s I share on here every couple of months

The same goes with weight, with finances and pretty much anything else in your life.

If you are stressed about your finances, look at the way you spend, the decisions you’ve made and take note of what needs to change. If you want to build a savings account but have been going out to eat a lot and spending money mindlessly, ask yourself why a savings account is important to you and then, with each spending decision ask yourself, “is this purchase in line with what I want to create financially?”

As I working on the tip this morning an email came through from The Daily Love–in it Mastin asks, “If the things that are the hardest things in your life, in those moments where you feel like you are in a divine storm and life was against you, what if you chose for life to be for you? What if you thought that this is actually rigged in my favor?

How would you see this situation differently?”

Life Coach Tip of the Week — The Choices We Make

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Feels Like Love

A while ago I was talking with a friend and we were sharing how easy it is to get caught up in the day to day stuff. To feel stressed out, over scheduled, tired–you know, life. And, how when we’re feeling like this we start to overlook the little things are important in our relationships with others and ourselves.

My friend told me she and her husband had started writing little notes about what love feels like to them on a daily basis.  For example, one day her husband folded the laundry when normally that is something she would do. That day, his act felt like love so she wrote a note on their mirror in the bathroom.

Since then I’ve been trying to pay attention to the same little gestures and letting my family and friends know when those things make me feel loved. If my husband picks up a coffee for me on his way home from work without asking first, that feels like love.

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Not only is it important to notice what others do for you that allows you to feel loved, but what you do for others in the same way.

  • Snuggling with your dogs allows them to feel love
  • Signing up for a fan club to get great concert tickets for a friend feels like love
  • Making lunch for my kids feels like love

Giving love and receiving love. Feeling seen and knowing we each matter.

Can you think of small gestures that feel like love to you, that you give and receive?

Another friend recently shared that she’s posting a pic of the day showing what love looks like to her, to help her center and focus on what’s important in life. Since reading this I’ve been thinking about sharing one act that feels like love, each day. The more we start to look for love the more we see love is all around.

I’m inviting you to join me.  Do it at home if you’d like or if you use #feelslikelove.

Life Coach Tip of the Week — Feels like love

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