You’ve heard it before, be the change you want to see in the world. Just another way of saying if you want different results than last year, you must change.
You Can Teach a Dog of Any Age New Tricks!
So when did change become synonymous with hard, uncomfortable, and unpleasant? Is it no wonder we resist change?
Try this, take a moment and remember a particularly happy event, and I’m guessing if you backtrack in your memory a bit, you’ll also see that something in you changed before you experienced that blessed result.
Perhaps you prepared for a new baby, or planned to join your life as husband and wife with another? Maybe you took a course, changed jobs or moved.
Those were the actions that set you on a new course and brought new events to you. But before that, you changed who you were being.
New Year, New Patterns of Behavior, New Results
This year, I’m going to be exploring ways to bring about positive change that are not hard, uncomfortable, or unpleasant, but are in fact fun, easy, expanding, and life affirming. As you change yourself in all the ways you most want, your life experiences change in all the ways you want.
New Year Resolutions For Being
This year, join me in starting a list, not of what you’ll do, but of who you will become. Add to that behaviors you will endeavor to repattern and you’ll have an award winning recipe for change in the most enjoyable, effective and speedy way.
I’d love to hear your recipe for your new BEING this year.
Comment below or on Facebook. Would love to connect!
My sincere wishes for you all to enjoy a very
Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year!
I’ve been hearing this, “I wish I could afford coaching”, recently from quite a few people with whom I’ve connected, here at year’s end.
I understand the sentiment; I coach myself daily and I consider regular one-on-one coaching for myself a necessary investment, both in time and money, for the health and wealth of my family, business, and personal expansion.
I also empathize with the budgetary concerns; if money is spent, it has to serve the “bottom line”, right?
Well, here’s my idea of the “good news” about coaching. Any coaching that is participated in, with commitment, intention and desire is going to have a constructive effect, and not in just one area, but all. That means that coaching for relationships will help your business. And business coaching is sure to help grow your inner being.
Coaching doesn’t have to be demanding or expensive. Coaching can take the form of something as small as a reminder to pause, and be clear before proceeding with an action, or as large and long as a year long, every-week-with-homework-type program. It can be private and independently pursued choosing from available resources, or it can be very involved with a teacher/mentor or group of like-intentioned individuals.
It’s really just our Inner Critic, the Ego Chatter Voice, that tends to belittle our smaller, baby-steps. Sometimes, it’s the smaller, bite-sized steps that can actually have the most impact, especially when each step is used like stepping stones, giving us the support we require as we proceed along our way.
So here are some quick ideas I have for you, if you’re feeling that you wish you could afford some coaching.
First, get in touch with what you wish coaching could “do for you”, why you wish you had some coaching, first thing that pops into your mind. Then look below and see if one of these ideas fits what you need:
I think you might agree that there is a lot of really good content out there, coaching tips, tricks, and information…and for free. Enhance that information by finding something that appeals to you, and as you read about it, imagine that the person who wrote about it in their blog was meeting with you alone and sharing that information. Make it real in your imagination.
Hear their voice, see them in your mind. If it’s a video you’re watching, imagine that they had “Skyped” you and you were watching them live. If it’s a recording, imagine you were listening to them on your phone. If you’re reading their information, imagine they wrote it just for you, a letter or e-mail perhaps. Imagine that you agreed to try what they suggested and check back in with them as to your results.
Try a fun experiment; write down something you’d like coaching around and then go about your day the way you would. Only, on this particular day, listen to what people say to you, watch for messages and clues, see if you don’t feel something different than usual, that you can interpret as a personal “coaching” message directly related to the topic you wanted guidance around. If you have an experience, you have some question about, write about it here and I’ll help you interpret the information.
Go to someone you know and trust and ask them what they would do if they were in a particular situation (the situation you want some guidance around). Don’t ask them what you should do. Ask them what they would do, or what they have done in the past. Make a note of anything that stands out, that appeals to you, that you might like to try. And if you really want to play, keep some notes about how that helped you later in that situation.
Find one of the blog posts or book posts here at Partnering With the Sacred, that you like and write about how that pertains to your life and ask any question you like. I’m happy to support you here on the site (and I’ll bet it will help others too, another benefit).
Finally, invest in yourself at what ever level you are able and comfortable. Take a free or introductory course, but really take it. Listen to the information as if it were a high level expert giving you golden information and apply that information. Or take a shorter or smaller class and again, apply it. Soon you’ll be taking larger, longer, and more involved classes easily, using the insight and information you gain at each step along the way, gaining ever-better results.
Happy New Year,
P.S. I have a very special topic, specially-priced, class to kick off the New Year and help you affect your “bottom line” immediately. Check out Getting to YES, Now! Early-bird discount expires this weekend.