Sunday, November 20, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
|Imagine yourself lying in this hammock (Photo courtesy of|
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What might this look like? You dream of taking a trip somewhere...perhaps the tropical south, an exotic sandy oasis bathed in sunshine. You close your eyes and see yourself there, hearing the sounds of it, smelling the smells and tasting the salt of the sea, touching the textures, feeling at peace in this environment, and intuiting what that means for you.
This simple act can create our reality. The mind is a powerful vehicle. According to W. Clement Stone, "Whatever the mind...can conceive or believe, it can achieve."
Now you try it: think of something you'd like to do, be, or have. What does that look like when you close your eyes and imagine your goal and its result, using all of your senses?
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Perhaps this is what makes journal writing so effective. We pen our thoughts, conversing with ourselves. This gets these thoughts out of our heads and into the open for our own examination and learning.
My new experience with personal (life) coaching is that the coaching conversation seamlessly allows this. You achieve this space through the coach's presence and listening. Life coaching is a powerful way to know what you are thinking because you get to say it and have it heard. The bonus is that you get to co-examine your thoughts in a meaningful way.