Although my life is much of how I want it to be, there are a few areas I'd like to up the game on. I've tried several tactics, but none seem to be catching the spark, however.
Oh, what to do, what to do.
So, I'm going back to the basics of where I began a few years ago at the time of my corporate separation; back to the excitement and enthusiasm of new potential, finding my passion within.
I love to write; it is my first love, but I'm not a novelist. I discovered some time ago that I am an essayist. I write about life, how the human brain operates under certain conditions; well, it's mostly my own brain that I write about.
Yet, I find that I'm not so different; my readers reach out to tell me they have the same thoughts, or they had the same situations happen to them. First hearing the term a year or so ago, "normalizing" a situation for someone makes them feel, well, normal.
Here's an example. A friend or colleague confides in you that they have this certain yearning to pack up and head for the Brazilian mountains for a year, yet feeling a bit wacko for having such a far-fetched idea. You have the opportunity to "normalize" their feelings by simply stating, "I believe there are many people who would like to do something similar."
What you also have accomplished was to perhaps put in motion the first step in helping them to achieve that wacky notion: by giving them the permission and acceptance to dream. Who knows... you may even get a bag of those delicious coffee beans upon their return!
Back to the basics I go.
1. Go back to a time that gave you the results you now seek.
2. Remember the thoughts.
3. Recall the steps.
4. Repeat those memories one by one.
5. Refine the process to make it faster for the next time.
In the stage of my "becoming" I lost the passion for what I set out to accomplish. My focus went to the business instead of remaining at what is at the heart of my business -- people.
An idea just occurred to me. I will create a photo matrix (much like the one on Facebook) of everyone I mentored and place it where I can see it at all times. But I will also add a spot for those who request my guidance in the future.
Do you have a place, a touchstone, to return to? Can you recall what you did to gain your result? How can you apply that knowledge today, right now?
I'd love to hear about your experience; and if I can help in any way, I'd be honored; just let me know.
"Well, back to the old drawing board."
Peggy Lee Hanson, personal transition guide and mentor, is expert at compassionately helping those suffering loss of any proportion, especially through unemployment. Using proven strategies and support, she teaches how to move quickly and easily through current or impending life-changing moments so that you can have the life you are meant -- and deserve -- to live.
PeggyLee is a Speaker, Best-selling author on Amazon.com, Certified Dream Coach® & Group Leader®, Trained True Purpose Coach®, and CEO and Founder of MyDreamArchitect.com, a subsidiary of Personal Transition Guidance, LLC. Also, Peggy Lee is co-facilitator and co-owner of the Coaches Circle Mastermind groups and is a regular columnist for the online community of DreamUniversity.com. She is a member of the International Coach Federation and Toastmasters International.
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