What are the benefits of new beginnings?

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My first day at my new career was yesterday.  I think the fact that I woke up at 3:30 AM to catch my flight had a play in some of the emotions I felt yesterday (sleep deprivation, heavy eye syndrome, etc).  I also noticed feeling excited, nervous, uncertain, and blessed.  It was a lot to take in!!!

As I woke up this morning I noticed that I again felt a peace and excitement for this opportunity. Today I am grateful for new beginnings, because these new beginnings stretch me, push me, and assist me in being the person I truly want to be.

 

 

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Family…it is what life is all about

I try to keep my Saturday’s and Sunday’s as the days I devote to my family.  They are the center of my world and the reason why I do everything I do.

As I spend my last day with my family before a big new adventure, I have been thinking how important family is in the grand scheme of life.  We spend so much time at work, pursuing education, an other amazing and worthwhile activities…but at the end of the day…what do we do it for?  For me…it is for my family!

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I hope everyone has a great day and simply enjoys their family, whatever that looks like.

Do you love what you do???

As I get ready to start a new opportunity in a few weeks, I have found myslef looking at the lessons learned and the growth that I have expereinced over the last few years.  It has been rewarding to see where I am today compared to where I was a few years ago.

I came across this quote from Steve Jobs that illustrates how I am feeling about this new opportunity.  This quote is applicable in so many ways, and one of my goals is to live my life in this manner.

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The question to think about over the weekend:  Do you love what you do?  For me this new opportunity will allow me to do what I love to do…hope you do as well 🙂

What to do with new opportunities?

I was presented with a opportunity today and of course it has been on my mind all morning.  As I was getting situated at work for the day I came across the quote below from Richard Branson

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The lesson for me from this quote…Life is going to give you opportunities, and they have the potential to push and stretch you beyond what you feel you are capable of.  But, if you never take these opportunities…you will never know what you are truly capable of.

What opportunities have you been offered lately?  What would happen if you said YES to them?  

It it going to be a great week…full of opportunities 🙂

Where are the answers????

I have shared some thoughts around this idea before, but over the last week I have had the opportunity to experience this idea/principle again as I work to answer some of my own questions.  I am interested in getting your thoughts around this idea

The answers to all questions lie within

What do you think?  How does this question resonate with you?

“A high conscious person does not enter into any relationship thinking that he/she has the answers for the other person.  This idea would put the power of the relationship in the wrong hands.  The wisdom of the ages is accessible to everyone, and yet, few know how to access this information.” – unconventional wisdom.

 

We are all perfect…just the way we are

This week I am studying the following principle:  “Each one of us is a perfect, unique, energy force.”

We live in a world full of Judgement and comparison.  It seems that a lot of us are not happy or content until we reach a certain income, look a certain way, or achieve a certain status.  This principle allows us to let go of all the judgments and comparing and simple LIVE according to our definition of perfection.  The quote below really drives this idea/principle home for me.

“Remembering our true state is perfect, regardless of what we think, say or do, releases self-condemnation and frees us up to really live.  Great [People] love themselves and their clients unconditionally.  We are never afraid to let our light shine, as we know that this is a beacon for others to embrace.  Remember, the definition of perfection is unique, unto itself.  Relax, You’re already perfect!” – Unconventional Wisdom

What are you thoughts on this topic?

Who do I want to be?…Lessons from my 3 year old son

I was listening to  a talk on my way to work this morning.  In the talk the speaker said something that hit me, and reminded me of the power that my thoughts have on my life.  She said, “What I focus on expands inside of me.” 

As I contemplated this simple thought and compared it to the principle I have been studying this week “Each moment describes who you are, and gives you the opportunity to decide if that’s who you want to be”, I realized again that I do have the opportunity to decide who I want to be in EVERY SITUATION.  What I focus on truly does expand inside of me and either assists me in deciding who I want to be or detracts me from being able to decide who I want to be.

A perfect example of this for me is my interactions with my 3 year old son.

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He is the most amazing little boy and is so full of energy, passion, and enthusiasm.  The energy that he lives by sometimes wears me out and I find myself “responding” to him in anger and frustration just to try to get him to calm down and listen.  When I focus on this feeling of  frustration…I literally feel it expanding inside of me, which leads to more anger and frustration.

When my focus in on loving him, trying to match his enthusiasm and energy, and celebrating his passion for life, I find that I have more patience and understanding for him…and in turn, I notice that he responds better to me.  I love the relationship that I have with him when we are both focusing on the same thing, and again I feel the happiness and passion of this relationship expanding inside of me.

So here is what I have learned this week.  I am excited to test it out again when I get home today 🙂

  1. Pay attention to what I am focusing on, and change my focus if it isn’t supporting who I want to be
  2. Take 5 seconds before responding to a situation and ask myself, “who do I want to be, and how do I want to respond“?