INSPIRED COACHING FOR EQUESTRIAN WOMEN WHO WANT MORE
Who Are You Hanging With In '15?
January 23, 2015
Late January…soooooo? What's the story morning glory? Have the first weeks of ‘15 unfolded according to plan?
Lots of buzz around commitments for the New Year, this is going to be my year, I’m going to do it differently this year, and I’m going to do what I said I would do but have never done before type talk.
But has there already been some false-starts, re-starts and start-overs? Some I'm going to "get started" soon? Tomorrow. Monday. February.
However, this is the no judgment zone here, and really we are all a work in progress.
So you thought I was going down that road… well I'm not. Ha! Tricked ya! What I want to explore is something personal. Something close to my heart.
I just returned from a glorious, sun-filled, soul stirred, not shaken week in Palm Springs, California. A delicious buffet of lessons learned is the only thing offered up on this menu.
In short, here’s the recipe: it's the people we surround ourselves with that matter more than anything else. It's that simple, folks. I am so clear on this point that I want to fly a banner over the entire world that simply reads, "GOT GREAT PEOPLE?"
This past week I was immersed in amazing, living-life-full-out people. The first few days were with like-minded people building our dream business together. Dynamic go-givers who change the world's health, visionaries who ignite passion in life! What's not to love about that? It's contagious- the ideas, the excitement, the knowledge, the gratitude…all of it wrapped around friendship and leadership that comes from the heart. Servant leadership at it's finest.
The last few days were spent with my Ya-Ya's. These are two soul friends that know me at my core and love me unconditionally. These are the friends who do more than encourage dreams- they foster them, support them and believe in me. We rally one another. We heal one another. We listen and give honest feedback (all feedback is a gift) and most of all…we love each other with wild abandonment. That type of friendship leads to laughter, fun, inspired action, commitment and the fuel to stay the course when things go sideways.
When I am fueled by this type of connection do you think I have more confidence in reaching my goals? Well, hell yeah! Better chance to stay the course, even when challenges arise? Another AMEN there, sister love! It's all connected to the way we feel and the way we feel is connected to the people in our immediate world.
How we FEEL is the powerful ingredient in the recipe. It inspires the actions we take, which ultimately fuels our success.
Do we feel great, are we having fun, are we succeeding in the game called life? Funny you should ask….
Connection is key. Listen my friends, I don't care how cool or together we are, we need each other. We are on this planet to connect, to engage, to "inspire"- as in "breathe spirit and life" into one another.
That said, do you have a goal? A dream? Are you on a mission to accomplish something that makes your heart sing?
Well, may I make a suggestion?
Align yourself with people who are really living. Not just breathing and taking up space…I mean LIVING. The kind of people who are seekers, doers, students of life, part of the solution, inclusive, servant-leaders, who move in the direction of their dreams because that's the only direction worth traveling!!! Yeah, that group!
So, here's the fun part…are you surrounded by magic and possibility or dull drums and voodoo? Think about who is in your life right now. Close your eyes and think about each person in your life. How do you feel? What do they bring up for you?
Who's around you at work?
Your inner circle? Your casual circle?
Does your partner in life inspire and encourage?
We are nearing the end of our first month in 2015…how are you feeling? Are you feeling on target with your life goals?
Enjoying the process of being productive or struggling with focus and progress?
Each day is a GIFT. Time is our most precious commodity. The people we spend our time with is what makes and creates the joy in life.
There is a saying that we have all heard: Look at the 10 closest people in your life and average their incomes and that is probably what you are earning right now.
Here is how I look at it: Look at the 10 closest people in your life and average the joy, spirit, life and support each person gives you, and you can know if you are happy, supported, full of possibilities and are on track for a life full of surprises, fun and success.
Here's what I know for sure, Oprah…I surround myself with people I love. I dedicate myself to the clients I coach. I am fully committed and in love with my partner. I work and share my vision with a company filled with like-minded people. And my friends... I am swaddled in love by dedicated, loving, loyal, passionate friends who encourage and believe in me, as I do in them.
Two roads diverged and I went with the awesome, fun, supportive people who encourage growth and dream building. This has made all the difference in my world.
So, as you look at your "goals" for 2015, ponder this… who's on your "life team?" Who's coaching you, encouraging you, believing in you?
My spirit and energy for you as a coach and mentor is as full as it can possibly be. I believe in you and your dreams.