Reclaim Your Time!
As we move into the height of the holiday season, notably a time-consuming month and lending nicely to last month’s post on “Shifting The Pressure of Time”, I’d thought it be helpful to take December’s newsletter to explore the two biggest pitfalls women fall prey to resulting in valuable loss of their time…overcommitting and failing to manage distractions. (more…)
What’s Holding You Back?
July 25th 2017 Insights
A few weeks ago, we explored limiting beliefs, the first of the “Big 4” energy blocks which prevent us from making conscious choices and reaching our potential. Let’s now take a look at another one of those blocks – disempowering assumptions. In general, assumptions are beliefs that are based on the premise that because something happened in the past, it is automatically going to happen again. When we make choices based on our assumptions, we let the past control the future. More specifically, disempowering assumptions hold us back even further, because when we experience something that doesn’t work, we likely avoid or simply won’t even attempt it again. Even if we do attempt it, we don’t put much energy towards it, or are engaged in what we are trying to accomplish, since we don’t really believe it will work. When we hold on to our disempowering assumptions, we miss out on many possibilities. (more…)
What’s Holding You Back?
July 11th, 2017 Insights
In Part I of this summer’s five-part series, we discussed Self-Fate and how we cannot change our future unless the control of the past is removed. We need to learn to make conscious choices, choices that are made in the present moment, without all the emotional “baggage” we carry around. Moving forward, for the next four newsletters I’d like you to think of this emotional baggage as being packed in four kinds of suitcases – the “Big 4” energy blocks that we carry around with us that dictates how we see the world and likely holds us back from reaching our potential. (more…)
Responding vs. Reacting
July 2016 Insights
Though the words respond and react are similar, the difference between the two is quite significant. When you react, you are being controlled by outside circumstances, whether it be a difficult situation or person. When you respond, however, you are in control of yourself, of your emotions. Unfortunately, many people misinterpret what it means to be in emotional control and believe the key to responding vs. reacting is all and only about keeping our feelings in check. Yes, of course the ultimate outcome we want is to manage our emotions to allow us to respond rather than react but not at the cost of spiting ourselves the awareness and understanding of how we feel by brushing our feelings under the rug just to keep ourselves in line. It is actually through a greater awareness and understanding of our feelings that we can then become smarter emotionally, express ourselves more effectively, and lessen the tendency to fall prey to living at the effect of our emotions. (more…)
Hearing vs. Listening
August 2015 Insights
In last month’s Keys to Success Insights I shared one of my favorite go to life coaching tools….creating a core message. Though the value in taking the time to establish this is a key element to enhanced communication, the skill of listening is truly the most important part of effective communication. Let’s face it, if we fail to understand what others are expressing to us, we will also fail in providing a meaningful response. (more…)