September 12, 2012
I was a guest on a talk radio web blog (my first ever as a coach) and as usual my default behavior is to be prepared as much as I possibly could. So, a half hour before the airtime I started to jot down some salient points that I would want to speak during the show. Guess what....it all went out the window during the show!
Here's what happened....I became fully present with the host right in the moment of the show. I did not know the specific questions (we had a general idea of the topic's to touch upon) and I ditched my notes within the first 3 minutes. I allowed myself (or gave myself permission to inhabit this state) to be with what was present rather than my inclination to steer the show to what I wanted to talk about.
I can't give a specific check list of mental items like a flow chart (if this, then this, if not, then this) that I went through to arrive at the different state of being that I was being called to but the awareness that I was being called. What did this new state call for me to show up as? I didn't know and I felt my entire being fully present in the moment, 100% and letting the show develop rather than bring up what I thought the listeners might want to hear.
As I listen back to the recording of the show I can hear the shifting of gears from managing to the fully present state and the aliveness and connection with the host. If I would of maintained my intial disposition the recording may have been different and more stilted/staged and that would of easily been picked up on by the listeners.
How do you develop awareness, by just being in the moment and listening/feeling and not thinking!
Here is the link to the recording, you may have to cut and paste it in your browser. At the bottom left of the screen is a option of "play" in your default player.
Go forth courageously!
September 5, 2012
What is your vision?
Here are 3 tips to help keep it alive and attainable:
A sticky pad with writing on it that relates directly to your vision. Put it on your mirror in the bathroom, sticky on the milk carton in the fridge, on your computer screen. By keeping it in a tangible form that you see, it will keep it on your mind and right in front of you. Reinforce your daily desire to make your vision real.
Question your actions if they are indeed in alignment with your vision. "How does this serve me" or words that you can create that keeps your vision with you at all times. Notice how you feel when you may forget your vision or leave it behind or when you open the fridge and see what you wrote on a sticky.
Lynne Twist wrote about "blessed unrest" and this is a milemarker that you are moving toward your vision. The more uncomfortable it feels the more you areare actively pursuing your desired vision. This is not a "No pain, No gain". The yardstick to measure this more effectively is how much freedom are you feeling and energy that is released back to you.
Do not think you have failed or can't do this. We just need to build up that muscle of keeping your vision from being lost in the day to day, infront of you.
This is where you "stay" with the emotions and mental challenges and do not retreat or give up. Dig your heels in and fight like you never have before. You are not "broken" and are naturally creative, resourceful and whole. You have all the answers (the are just covered up with other peoples junk, your own limiting beliefs and your undermining voices that tell you that you can't). Press on, your vision is awaiting you.