A client recently shared that she felt like she’s been on a roller coaster the past couple of months, with ups, downs and everything in between. The challenge she brought to our coaching session was, “how can I keep momentum with my big dream of moving to Europe when I’ve got such a demanding schedule. On top of that, her “dream job’ search was going nowhere. In a tight and competitive market, she had received multiple rejections and was beginning to sink into self-doubt and fear for her future. This scenario is a common experience. Rarely do we decide to pursue something big and exciting without setbacks.
Do you have a relationship that you wish was better- such as your co-worker, your partner, or a family member? Most of us would answer that with an emphatic yes! Relationships that are strong and healthy add so much fulfillment to our lives. Yet, when relationships are “off” (especially our closest relationships), they become a source of frustration and stress. You want it to be better, yet you don’t know how to make that happen, and the frustration and unhappiness can drag on for too long…sometimes to the point of ending the relationship. There is a solution.
Are you fully present in your life? Or if truth be told, you feel like time moves too fast and that you are on a treadmill of grinding and hustling your way to the “Next-Thing”? I’ve got good news. There is a much better and more effective way to achieve even your biggest, most audacious goals! You will want to include this vital success strategy…Integration Time. What is integration time? It is the simple (and enjoyable) practice of acknowledging the small wins all along the way to the ‘Big Goal”. If you aren’t actively integrating, you are robbed of the present moment.
Years ago, when I was in San Diego to lead a coach certification training, I discovered a beautiful small beach near where I was staying. At the end of the last training day, I felt inspired and grateful, and I was also …very tired. It had been a long week of transformational teaching and coaching. As I drove to my hotel that evening, I suddenly got an internal nudge to go to the beach again before I flew back to Ohio. So I did. The sky was pitch black and illuminated with hundreds of twinkling stars and a gorgeous full moon. I was the only person there.
This past week, I had a great conversation with my friend and colleague, Tiamo. We discussed everything, catching up on life and family and comparing notes on authoring our new books. The conversation morphed into such an interesting topic. Tiamo asked me how I planned to market my new book, Dream It, Design It, Live It- The Ultimate Guide to Manifesting Your Next-Level Life. (Which I am excited to share will be published on October 26, 2023 by Hybrid Global! More on that to come!) If he had asked me this last year, I would have an entirely different answer than what I shared with him.
A while ago, I met my friend, Teri for tea. She shared the details of her experience at a wellness spa in Palm Springs, which included a diet of primarily fresh expressed juice. Looking at Teri’s clear eyes and radiant skin-I knew there was something to this “juicing’ thing. I did my online research, and “voila,” a few days later, I was the proud owner of an expensive, gigantic juice machine!