Posted September 10, 2014on:
This is where it all began. Years ago, I took a risk and decided not to worry about my imperfect writing and just share with the world. A lot of really wonderful stuff has happened since then, and I am grateful that wordpress.com provided this platform for me to start blogging.
In order to simplify, I have recently refreshed my website and moved my blog there. Website and blog all in one place. Nice and easy. And, I think you will like the look of the new blog. I look forward to seeing you there!
The new blog location is: http://lifecoachlinda.com/blog-2/ While you are there, check out the rest of the website and let me know what you think.
It’s easy to remember, too. lifecoachlinda.com
A quick notes to my subscribers: I have transferred your subscriptions to the new site for you. Please keep an eye out, though, to make sure you continue to receive the email posts. If you have not received the next email by Monday, Sept. 15th at noon, please contact me and I will get you back in the mix. Each and every one of you are special to me.
So, here we go with a fresh look, fresh start, and fresh posts coming your way.
The Law of Attraction is both interesting and exciting. The simple version is that we are all vibrating energy and whatever we put out into the world attracts similar energy. It is especially popular with people who want to use this law to manifest success in their lives or businesses.
The book and movie, “The Secret”, brought a lot of attention to the idea of attraction, but many people took it to mean that they could just sit on their couches and make their dreams come true. They failed to realize that the thought leaders in the book had also worked hard to get where they were at.
There are three elements to successfully using the Law of Attraction to manifest what you want in your life.
Be Impeccable with Your Thoughts and Words: What you think creates how you feel and the level of your energy. Every time you think of a limitation or doubt your dream, you make it more challenging to achieve. Instead, shift your negative thoughts to positive ones full of possibilities and gratitude.
Juice it Up: Connecting emotion to our thoughts supersizes their manifesting abilities. You can do this by focusing on why you want what you want and how it will feel to have it. Saturate yourself in the feeling of that end result and you will be more focused and drawn to making it happen.
Get Moving: When you take action you provide forward momentum and opportunities for the universe to give you feedback. Feedback may be a feeling that something is or isn’t right. It can also show up as synchronicity, things falling into place, or being blocked in some way. In order to know what to do next, you need to take the first step.
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When clients first come to me they usually have an issue they want to resolve or something they would like to create. They may want to:
- Move beyond feeling stuck
- Reconnect with who they really are
- Accomplish or create something
- Feel more peaceful and grounded
- Have support and guidance through a transition
- Shift their attitude or change their behavior
- Release the hold something in their past has on them
- And, so on….
And yet, when all said and done, they tell me there was something even more powerful and unexpected that came forward. The real gift was who they became through the process and how much they learned to love and value themselves.
Intentions and goals are not just about doing, they are about learning and growing and being. They evolve who we are.
So, I’m wondering – Who do you want to become?
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If you are like most people, you took advantage of the New Year to give yourself a fresh start by setting goals, intentions, or resolutions for the year to come.
So, how is it going?
If you find yourself losing motivation, these four questions can help you get back on track.
- Why do I deserve the results my goals will bring?
- Why are they important to me?
- How will I feel when I reach my desired outcome?
- Who will I become through the process of getting there?
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I lost my oomph and I don’t know where it has gone. Can anyone relate?
Looking back, it probably started when I hurt my ankle and couldn’t exercise for a month. There are also the ongoing issues of several people I care about facing very serious medical issues. The last straw was traveling for the holidays and coming home with bronchitis that kept me low for 2 weeks.
So, now it is mid-January and I am feeling behind and oomph-less. What am I going to do?
Take Care of My Body: Exercising, eating healthy, and getting plenty of rest, are the basic building blocks of feeling good and restoring my energy levels.
Be Gentle with Myself: Feeling behind or pushing myself to do things are grounded in judgments of where I am. Instead, I am going to let my days gracefully unfold based on how I am feeling. The funny things is, when I take the heat off I often accomplish more.
Honor My Feelings: I shared with my book group about my friend in hospice and was surprised that they made such a big deal about it. I would have told you I was handling things gracefully, and I was, but I was not taking the time to connect with my feelings. I know that when I let my feelings process, I always feel lighter.
Spiritual Practice: I will be re-grounding in my daily practices. Meditation, journaling, prayer, and spending time in nature will be some of the tools I use.
Focus on the Positive: Talking or thinking about not having energy will only make it more true. My focus has been on resisting how I feel or making up stories to support it. Instead, I am choosing to shift my focus to how I want to feel and embracing it fully.
Engagement: Being with friends and communities that support me is incredibly healing. I already have several coffee and lunch dates on my calendar with fun people who I find inspiring. The other part of engagement is to step into my intentions and goals, even if it is in a very small way in the beginning. These small actions can re-connect me with what I want to do and remind me why it is so important to me.
What do you think of my plan to get my oomph back? Is there anything in it that might help you?
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If you are human, you are probably spending a lot of time and energy on things that aren’t really working for you.
- Belonging to groups or hanging onto friends that are no longer a good fit
- Eating and drinking things that are not healthy
- Watching TV or playing games for hours at a time
- Using out of date products or processes that are less effective
- Business marketing strategies that have not paid off
- Habits that do not contribute to your overall well-being
What are those time and energy drains for you?
Get a paper and pen. List the things you spend your time on. Be thorough. Now, go through the list and ask yourself these two questions:
- Is this working?
- Do I want to keep it, refine it, or let it go?
You might be surprised how much time and energy you can free up by shifting from things that do not work to others that are more supportive, meaningful, or valuable for your life.
The end of a year is a perfect time to honor the blessings that came our way and acknowledge ourselves for all we have achieved. Because human nature is to focus on what is not working, we often minimize what went well or special moments along the way. I encourage you to review your year with open eyes and an open heart. You might be surprised what you see…
Year End Process
- Create quiet time and space so that you can focus without interruption
- Set a clear and positive intention for your process
Write your answers for the following:
- List your wins and accomplishments for the year (at least 50)
- Write about what you learned from the challenges you faced
- What are you proud of yourself for?
- What are you grateful for?
- What do you want to take away from this year and integrate in the future?
- Anything else that feels meaningful to include
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