Jan 13 – Tired of having to pivot? If you hear the word “pivot” one more time, will you scream? Are you getting tired of being forced to pivot outside of your comfort zone on a variety of fronts? And at the same time, do you feel stuck and isolated by what you feel you are not able to do or experience? Being caught in what feels like circumstances beyond your control is when you need to embrace the opportunities that exist amidst the chaos. Perhaps the greatest opportunity lies in shifting from the inside out in how you are experiencing and perceiving these limitations.
Jan 6 - Are you paying attention? What is influencing your mindset? What is influencing your actions? What is influencing your decisions and choices? What are you paying attention to that is limiting or distracting you, and what could you be paying attention to that will enrich and empower you? What could you be noticing that will make a difference, for you and for others? What you pay attention to either serves you or enslaves you. It’s your choice. Be determined to embrace your greatest possibilities.
Dec 30 – Was it time well spent? As you look back over this most unusual and unprecedented year of twists and turns, how did you spend the time that was given to you in those unexpected ways? Was your focus more on what you could not do? Was your focus on time you couldn’t spend doing what you wanted to be doing? Or did you embrace the situation amidst all the chaos, and focus on what you could do … what you could control? In any given situation, the choices we make can either limit us or set us free. Choosing to focus on what you can do always brings freedom to your spirit and focus to your greatest desires.
December 23 - What are you waiting for? Do you have candles that look great and you’ve never lit? Do you have cute little salt and pepper shakers that are unfilled? Do you have dishes displayed in the cabinet that you barely use? Do you have things you want to do that you haven’t done? Light the candles. Fill the shakers. Use the dishes. And do what do you want to do NOW!
Dec 16 - Are you bracing yourself? Has this past year thrown so many unexpected twists and turns, and gut-wrenching churns, that you find yourself bracing yourself for what may happen next? Do you catch yourself being cautious in ways you never imagined and it is affecting how you are approaching everything in your life or your work? Is caution even happening in areas that have nothing to do what has influenced and dictated caution in other areas? When it feels as though everything is limiting us, it is time to embrace what can never be limited unless we allow it.
Dec 9 - Are you chasing or embracing your dreams? Are your dreams intentions or desires? Are you focused on how to achieve them or do they feel like they are imagined possibilities that are no closer than when you first conceived them? Whether you have big dreams or small ones, if you are trying to bring them into reality, making them tangible through your thoughts and action is essential. How you approach thinking about and taking steps towards your dreams will transform them from being desires to being accomplished.
Dec 2 - Are you striving or surviving? Are you so caught up in what you cannot do, where you cannot go, or who you cannot see that you are missing the many opportunities and ways you can do more? Have you convinced yourself you might as well wait because of so much uncertainty you are feeling? Are you going through each day unmotivated and unenthusiastic? There is a world of connectivity that is always available to us. And it starts with reconnecting to ourselves, our dreams, and our possibilities. While you may not be able to physically be with someone, you can virtually connect. While you may not be able to physically go to certain places, you can still explore ways to make your current circumstances more engaging, gratifying and fulfilling. Instead of focusing on what limits you, focus on what stimulates, inspires, and empowers you.
Nov 25 - Are you too focused to see? Are you so driven to accomplish something that you may not be able to see opportunities, options and resources that could get you there faster? Are you so set on a course of action, that you could be blind-sided by an unexpected development or unconsidered variable? Focus is important in any endeavor you undertake. But don't allow your focus to cause you to be narrow-minded or single-minded which could result in making poor decisions. When your focus causes you not to see viable possibilities for greater success, it is time to look at the entire situation from a different perspective.
Nov 18 - Has "maybe" replaced "will"? Has your determination waned in accomplishing a particular goal that you still would really like to achieve? Have you caught yourself saying that maybe it could be a possibility instead of believing it will be a probability? Are you not seeing or feeling progress, which is why you are now doubting your ability to reach your goal? Determination is important, but truly believing it can be your reality is even more potent in manifesting anything you set out to achieve. The saying that 'seeing is believing' should be replaced by the statement "believing is being." There is always something that can be done toward anything to which you are passionately committed and believing in.