Monday, June 28, 2010

Jumping the Line

A lot of us toil away doing things that hold us down. What is it you really want to be doing? What’s stopping you from doing it? We are in a great time to reach out for those dreams and catch them.

There is no reason you should not be fulfilling your passions. None. You don’t have to quit your day job. Yet. And no, you can’t just add water and expect it to happen. It takes effort and time for anything to grow. But if you love it, that doesn’t matter. Imagine when you look back and see what you nurtured and created.

That’s where I come in. I assess where you are and what you want to accomplish. Together we establish the path with lines in the sand for you to leap over to reach your goal, and I hold you to jump them. I am going to push you too. You will know what you want, and I want you to have it. This is about creating a great time, relishing life, and doing what you love.

Shoot me an email, and we can set up a time for a chat, on me. Or if you know of someone that could use that kick in the butt to get moving, have her or him drop me a line.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Ride The Wild Wind

Spun around by the chaos of the every day, we can lose that sense of direction from time to time. That’s okay. Enjoy it.

Waitaminute! Enjoy it? Really?


The character that shines through when you hold your head up and smile at the craziness all around will relax you and those near you to an extent. It can also give you a clearer picture of what is happening so you can do what needs to be done.

When you are really not sure of what is going on or where it may lead, trust your gut. Do what feels right.

Too often we can overanalyze the moment, listing off the various things that may happen, good or bad. On occasion, the louder voice beats down the one that should be heard or followed. These are the times when you need to improvise. Improvise in the sense that you have your experience and faith in your ability to tap into and do what needs to go down.

Let me tell ya, it ain’t easy, but it can be done! The way you do it is you get out of the way and let things unfold and what you do will come naturally, and you will relish in it.

I have worked in a couple of industries that gave me that “deadline rush.” That sense of just making it in the nick of time, pushed up to the last moment, can take it out of you but leave you energized as well.

When you are focused on the task, you and the moment are one. You flow through the tasks to reach the final goal.

When have you trusted your gut and did what felt right?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Somebody give me a beat(down)

Ever have a gut check from an outside source to make you second-guess what you are doing? This anxiety can stop us in our tracks and the wheels just spin over and over without moving us along.

Your brain loops a beat of ominous drums in the distance sparking that fear. Those thumpings distract us like the chuffing of bad subwoofers in the trunk of a passing car.

Figuring out how to use that can be as simple as feeling the groove they offer. Adding that beat to yours eases the fretfulness and may even inspire you.

Not fighting it and allowing the waves to wash over you can clarify your brain with the shock of ice water. The shake up of that moment may help you see things from a new perspective.

It is okay to have these feelings and concerns as long as you accept them for what they are and do not let them shut you down. Stay with your dream; keep your goals in sight.

If you hear the drums, start dancing.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Leave Some Change Behind

Any interaction is an open door to affect someone and motivate. In some cases this could be a movement toward change.

When we come together with anyone, we have a distinct opportunity to affect that person. Ideally, we strive to better the relationship somehow and part with buoyed spirits and a clearer, perhaps different, outlook.

In that instance, the change we leave could be an affirmation of the path we are on. Just through conversation, we can clarify and set goals for ourselves.

Granted, reaching those goals can be a difficult road and help may be needed along the way in various forms. In a lot of cases, the answer is in you but the right question may not have been asked yet.

Has someone asked you the right question yet?

Monday, June 7, 2010

Button Pusher

How many of you when at the crosswalk or elevator hit the button more than once, or even push it and wait a little, then push it again? Be honest!

Now, how many of you push it once then and kick back and wait secure in the knowledge what you set into motion will pan out?

What happens?

Well, both scenarios have the same result don’t they? The light changes allowing for safe passage or the doors open to ferry you to another floor.

However, repeaters can begin to get frustrated and antsy, and quite possibly become impatient enough to jaywalk or take the stairs. Let alone adding an unneeded anxiety to their day.


When set out to accomplish something more and more we want the result now. We look for short cuts or alternatives when letting things unfold the way they are meant to have a better reward.

Think about that. Would you want the surgeon to cut through your liver to get to your heart? How about a contractor building your home using leftover bits on your plumbing to make it work? Sure, those are “big” ones. How about a cook not washing his hands because the restaurant is hopping and he needs the food to go out, or unwrapping your breakfast while driving?

Take your time, being the moment, set it all in motion and see what happens. All these take a bit of faith in you, in the machinations, in the goal and reaching it.

Overnight sensations are anything but. The hard fought battles are seldom seen behind the blinding success, but they are there. Every one of us sets our sights. Every one of us takes a deep breath. Every one of us pushes the button.

Do you double tap?