Non-Negotiables

Ever find yourself “out of sorts”, “off”,  perhaps angry for no apparent reason? Perhaps there are times, also, when life is spinning at 100 mph yet you are happy, engaged, and “ready for more”. What is going on?

One possibility is this: Each of us have certain basic needs which, when met, keep us grounded, healthy, and “in our life”. For me, these “non-negotiables” are adequate sleep, healthy food, alone time, and exercise. When our non-negotiables are unmet for too long, we head down the road toward “out of sorts”, unhappy, or “flying off the handle”.

What are your non-negotiables?
What happens when they go unmet?
What is it worth – to you – to tend to yours today?

100% Commitment

You have undoubtedly felt 100% commitment at times. Perhaps you were passionately engaged in an activity or filled with intention around a relationship. Call into your awareness what 100% commitment feels like in your body, mind, emotion, and spirit.

Now, mentally walk through your “to-do list” for today. Where does 100% commitment show up?

What shift will it take to bring 100% commitment each item on that list?
What will you gain by engaging at 100%?
What do you lose when you don’t?
What needs to fall off the list?

What you believe …

Our chosen belief system has a HUGE impact on our lives – but then, you knew that. Well, I just want to share with you an experience that began one hour ago. The story? I was doing my husband a favor – a ten minute favor – before getting into this day which has clients and stuff to do! We were delayed. Ten minutes became 40. I watched as my insides got triggered. My emotional being got stressed and frustrated, my heart was pounding, my head was spinning with how the inconvenience would impact my morning.

Ever happen to you? Continue reading “What you believe …”

Your Best You

Your powerful impact emerges when you allow your best, most authentic self to be expressed in ways which align with your deepest values. The world around you, the friends, colleagues, and family members with whom you interact daily, need your powerful impact, your best you to shine.

Your Best You

What is your difference?
What is yours to give?
What will encourage you to make it happen?
What is your best you?

When the power goes out

Welcome to this day … Sunday morning in Appleton, Wisconsin … where we are on the other side of a tornado. We were fortunate. Not even 1/8 mile from our home, downed trees, power lines, flying roofs… Here, only 42 hours without power.

Yet it made me think about power from many perspectives. There is the power of electricity which we depend on and perhaps only realize how much when it is absent! Cell phones, computers, refrigerators, lights, water beds, TVs, … all rely on electricity. Some folks in our neighborhood immediately turned on the backup source, the generator. For them, food didn’t spoil, technology was available, and water beds were warm!

But what about personal power, the energy that we depend on to move through the activities of our day? What happens when yours “goes out”? Do you actually let it “go out”? Today, I invite you to check in with your internal power supply. Unlike electricity, where generators can replace it for a time, your personal energy is yours to monitor, nourish, restore. When it goes out, there is no gas-operated generator to plug into.

On a scale of 1 to 10, what level is your internal power supply at?
How effective are you at this level?
What would restore it?
What will you give yourself today?