You are looking at a picture of my “fire pit” in my back yard with a really deep bed of coals and dancing fames. I never tire of having my chair scooted up close to the fire pit as it warms me and while I stare into the flames.
Imagine what it was like when our ancestors first discovered fire! The awe of the warmth and power of the flame and fire…the power of the imagination of what fire could do.
- Warmth for your home
- Cooking foods
- Protection from predators
- Bringing light to darkness of the night
- Confidence and control
As I sat at my fire pit with my family for the last time before my move, I felt inspired by the idea of fire and the power of firing up my life and the life of my clients.
It is almost mid-year – the year you said that you would:
- Lose weight
- Climb that mountain
- Create a deep relationship
- Contribute your time
- Shift your attitudes and communication methods
- Manage your time and technology for a balanced life
So…how you doing? Do you need a little “fire” to reignite the goals and commitments you decided just a few months ago?
Too many goals are as bad as having none.
If you could accomplish one thing today, what would it be? Just do that. In a loving and caring way. Remember, it is you that has to hang out with you every second of the day. Loving and caring as a mode of being is really a perfect method of getting things done.
My good friend, Dale, uses her Angels and Guides to help her. She just asks them to help her with whatever she needs to get done or with questions she needs answers to. I am not sure about the Angels part, but I am sure about asking questions to get to the outcomes you want.
- What is it that I can do today to make my life more balanced?
- What is it that would allow me to feel really good about myself whether my “to do” list is done or not?
- What can I learn today that will get me closer to accomplishing my goals?
- Who do I need to forgive today so I can be less angry and emotional?
- Who needs me and what can I do for them?
- How do I want to feel at the end of the day and what can I do to make that happen?
Questions create action; attract answers; change our energy; show us a direction to success…they also shift us from “being right”. Questions invite in other information, not just we know…or think we know.
Fire? What are you doing today, right this second, to create a warm, easy, protected, powerful and confident outcome for you today?
We have so many good programs at NMA. One of most popular is the Listening Test on the website: www.NatalieManor.com It only takes a few minutes to complete; is free and shows you how your basic communication is actually working. You might be surprised and pleased. You can use it for your team and organization too.
I wish you fire in your belly, confident and clear actions and the ease of getting back
on track with your goals for 2013.
Let me help!
I am moving. You notice that there are only 3 words in that sentence, however, the very act of “moving” can make one shutter.
I’ve not met anyone who has said, “wow, I love moving. I especially love all the sorting, and cleaning and deciding what to take – and aren’t the boxes such fun?”
Everything I own came from something else. It is all connected and trying to disconnect it to make sense of what you are doing – those sorting, cleaning, tossing actions associated with moving is just not my strength.
Nine years ago I moved from New England to TN. I do believe I swore I would never move again and I do believe that was a good decision cause I am doing lots of swearing around this move.
And don’t get me started on the comments around downsizing. I’ve owned my company for 27 years, raised 2 terrific kids and have 3 jillion pictures of my life (pre digital) printed and stored in boxes. Just the financial records and client records are enough to cause space and weight in a storage unit.
My daughter and her husband were “logisticians” in the Army. I have them as resources to ask about the sorting, tossing and storing stuff. They provide me with lots of logic and tactics on how to get easily through this move.
However, what has not been clear for me is how to do this move without the emotion of where this move is taking me.
Yes I am downsizing. Yes I am following a specific strategy of where and why. Yes I get the logic of the how. What I am not getting is my scattered way of performing the most mundane of the tasks necessary to get packed and moved. To arrive at the destination I’ve chosen.
And today I finally got why there is such hourly emotion with this move. This is the move that takes me to the final step before The Knoll.
I am touched by my vulnerability and buoyed by my discovery. It isn’t easy and logical because The Knoll – a multi-year dream and purpose – is on the horizon … just a few steps away. No more wondering or wanting or dreaming. I am there and The Knoll is real.
So…my dear friends, clients, prospects it is now time to tell you about the Knoll. What wondrous news I have for you that we will share in so many powerful ways.
I am deeply touched that it is time.
More to come……………………..
Snow, sleet, torrential rain, 60 mph wind, drought and high heat. My 65 foot Oak tree never complained. I have looked out my window and watched that 65 foot beauty sway in the wind when I was darn sure it might be on the ground soon. And the year of the drought there were no acorns – not a one. Other years there we 20 trillion dropping to the ground and delighting the squirrels and driving my dog nuts. Sitting on my porch I have had the time to admire my Oak tree. In the 9 years I have lived here, I have watched the wind “prune” the tree in the wind. I have had the pleasure of noticing how the squirrels can dance on the thinnest of branches for that big fat acorn right on the end. And the shade it has provided during the hot TN summers is only surpassed by the amount of leaves it provides for me for my compost. Lessons learned from my Oak tree:
- Stop resisting the wind – bend
- Enjoy the rain – it cleans the air, provides life and fills your cup
- See the sun as a friend – life giving and warm
- Snow brings lovely nutrients to the soil and sits so prettily on the branches
- Sleet is not a bad thing – keep the faith that it will stop cause it always does
- Growing new leaves is grand and beautiful
- Shedding old leaves is natural
- Dropping branches and sticks is like getting a haircut and a shave
My findings with my clients after all these years is that we are way too intense with what needs to be done. They do little bending in the wind, but lots of resistance to everything that seems hard. We know so little about our own natural rhythms that we set strict goals and create stress that is not necessary.
A person that knows themselves; their challenges; their talents and their strengths and how they work best, is someone you probably already admire. They have a personal accountability that transcends the “urgency adrenaline” most of us operate in.
And how do we find out what our natural talents successful rhythms are? Well, I suggest our SNAPShot assessment. www.NatalieManor.com and click on the tab on the bottom of the home page.
Why find out? Do you know where you are right now with your prospects, clients, income, goals and how you are going to get everything done? Are you feeling really good about how you are operating in your life? Only 10 months left in the year.
If not, our SNAPShot assessment can answer all that and more, faster than you ever thought possible.
Many people are a bit afraid to find out where they are and how they are. Trust me, you are going to find out how really terrific you are and how, with just a little “course correction”, you will be more effective, efficient and confident than you have been for a very long time.
After 27 years of coaching, training, speaking, writing and consulting, I truly do know how to help you be your successful self. Let me help. We can sit together and admire my Oak tree together. CoachNatalie@NatalieManor.com 603-493-1435.
Do it now!