LGIM: The Sweet Spot

If you play golf, there is a spot on the club where if you hit the ball just right, the gold ball will soar exactly where you want it to go. It is called the “sweet spot”
We have a sweet spot too. It is that place in us where everything flows perfectly, where we feel confident and our actions are fluid.  The challenge is, just like with the golf club, it isn’t always easy to get to that spot.
Often times we are just off the sweet spot and therefore don’t quite reach the goals and targets we want.
Just as in the game of golf, our goal is to slow down, prepare and aim for where we can ge at our best – to do everything we can to help us target that sweet spot with every day we have.  Our goal is to be our best, to live in our “sweet spot” as often as possible
This week give yourself the gift of preparation. Before you go out into the day, take a moment to assess if you are ready – are you energized, do you know your goals for the day , is your mind ready to give it’s best?
This week  play the game and play it well  – don’t settle for anything less than hitting that “sweet spot” in your life and your business
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DECEMBER: End Your Year with Kindness

As we welcome the last month of 2017, we are inspired by Ninja Coach, Gretchen Adams, to strengthen our ties to our communities through a month of Random Acts of Kindness.  December’s “Challenge” is just that….
Commit to a month of daily random acts of kindness.  

“Do the good that’s in front of you, even if it feels very small.”

This message from author and world-renowned teacher, Sharon Salzberg is simple but profoundly powerful.  We do not have to go far to do good in this world.  A small act of kindness towards a neighbor, a co-worker, or a stranger on the street can have a ripple effect.  Taking the time to give a heartfelt smile to a stranger or surprising a friend with a cup of coffee may seem small, but to the recipient, it could be the lift they need to tackle whatever is going on in their life.  Acknowledging others, seeing them as human, doing kindness where it is unexpected, often has a greater impact than you can imagine.  The best part is it takes very little!

Below is a month worth of Random Acts of Kindness as put together by Coach Gretchen.  You can use it as a guide for inspiration or follow it to the letter.  The goal will be to do one Random Act of Kindness each day.  If you decide to take on this challenge, we would love for you to join us mid-month to hear how it’s going.  Look for call details the week of the 11th.    We can’t wait to hear the things that transpire.

A huge shout out to Coach Gretchen for sharing this idea for December!
What a way to wrap up an amazing year!

Happy Holidays!

(Click calendar below to download.)

NINJA COACHING:  Random Acts of Kindness

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LGIM: Prepare for Harvest

At the beginning of each growing season, a farmer needs to prepare the soil.  They need to turn it over and fertilize it so it is ready for the season and the seeds that will be planted.

We are like that soil.  FOr our lives and business, if we want our ‘roots’ to take hold, we must prepare.  We have to get ourselves ready both mentally and purposefully before the growth can begin.

So think about a goal you have – are you ready?

Is your mindset open and ready for growth?

Do you have your support group?

Are you aware of the activities you need to do each day/week/month?

Just like the farmer, if you want success you must take time to prepare.  It is not easy and it will take time…but the time spent to prepare will bring you a beautiful crop – it will bring you the goals and life you seek.

This week, take a moment to prepare yourself for the success you envision.  The future you will thank you.

~ Coach Clara

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LGIM: Happy Birthday

When your birthday comes around, most of us are happy.  We are excited for what the day may bring….

the celebration

the presents

the words from friends, family and co-workers

It is your day to feel special.

And we feel special because we have an impending event….

what if you had an impending event to look forward to every day?  What is there was something ‘special’ about each day – something to look forward to?

maybe a call to a loved one

a well deserved nap

a walk in the park

The idea of having something special to look forward to in each day can put a pep in your step and make the day that much more enjoyable.  Rather than looking at the day with all you ‘ have’ to do – you can look for the special moment that makes the day one to remember.

This week – set some time for something special in each day.  Get excited and Celebrate each day for the simple pleasure and gift it will bring you!

 

~ Coach Clara

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LGIM: Lollipops

I heard a story of a young girl who was afraid to go away to college.  She was from a small town and the idea of living far from her home, her family and what she knew terrified her.
Day one was quickly approaching and she was busy getting her books and walking the grounds.  She knew she to at least get through her first day – that was the promise she made to her parents
She came into the quad but the college book store and it was flooded with people. She could feel her anxiety level rise.  There was a man who was in the middle of the quad selling lollipops – he saw her and smiled. He then called out
“Who here would be so lucky as to by this beautiful young lady a lollipop ?”
She wanted to hide and run away
Then she heard
“I will” from a boy in the other side of the man
“No let me” said another
And soon he budding began.  Everyone was laughing, even her.  In a moment her fears went away and she felt a calm and sense of belonging come over her.  She knew it was going to be ok and she had a new community here with her
It’s funny how one lollipop can change your perspective. We all have had that moment – a time where someone believed in us or took us in to make us feel strong and safe. What was your lollipop moment?
This week,  remember your moment and also strive to be that person to another.  We have the ability to change lives and make others strong
Who can you give a lollipop to this week?
~ Coach Clara
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LGIM: Detour Ahead

Sometimes when we drive we get distracted and miss our turn or exit.   This causes us frustration and sometimes anger.  However within a few minutes there is always another turn we can take that can put us back on track and allow us to arrive at our destination

Life is like this too.  Sometimes we get off track.  We may miss a sign, an opportunity, or just feel lost. But as with the road – there is always another way for us to turn.

If you are feeling lost or off track this week – don’t get frustrated.  Instead take a breath.  Take a moment to look around and find the next turn, I promise you it is there and you will be back on track in no time!

 

~ Coach Clara

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LGIM: Who are you Bumping into

 

Thinking about nature i noticed something funny…..I’ve never seen two birds run into each other when they are flying in a flock. Why is that?

I think it is because they have mastered communication. you see, true communication doesn’t always need words. It includes body language, sensing others` ‘energy’  and tone.  And in fact, all those things can say much more than the actual words we speak.

At all times we are communicating through our thoughts and the energy we dispel.

This week be mindful of your thoughts as the energy behind them affect others and the world. If we manage our energy we can save ourselves a lot of time (and hurt) from bumping into each other.

 

~ Coach Clara

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LGIM: Let Go

As I was out walking today I found myself looking at the beauty of fall with all the colors in the trees as the leaves change and fall. It strikes me each year and it’s hard to imagine that all this beauty actually comes from the trees doing something remarkable – letting go.
A tree can not survive and live to give more beauty unless it lets go of its current beauty, trusting for the new seasons to bring it back to life
Makes me wonder what would happen is as people we let go….
So often we hold on to Hong’s that keep us from growing
A limiting belief
A relationship
A job
Whatever it is, we hold and cling to it when maybe true growth and beauty lies in us letting go and trusting life to bring is what we really need.
So this week try to trust.  Focus on growth and be brave enough to let go of that which is not serving you.  You may be surprised by the beauty you find in the end.
~ Coach Clara
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LGIM: Who is Better?

In nature there are many different types of trees. Who is to say one is better than another?
Who gets to say that the bamboo is more beautiful than the maple tree or maple tree is more valuable than the bamboo because it gives out maple syrup?
And then, does the bamboo feel jealous of the maple tree because it is bigger and its leaves change color?
 The idea of trees comparing themselves to others is silly – they both have value and both bring their own purpose and beauty.
Like trees in nature,  it is just as ridiculous for humans to compare themselves to one another. Yet we do!  We judge ourself by others and often feel guilt and sadness based on how we feel we compare to those around us. It is stressful and often defeating to our growth and success.
We must learn to compare our growth to who we were yesterday not to the growth of another. Everyone is incomparably unique, great and beautiful.
This week love your uniqueness. Value another for theirs.  Stop playing the comparison game and be happy with the value you and those around you bring.
~ Coach Clara
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LGIM: Bye Bye Birdie

Often when I am out for my walk, I look into the sky and see the birds flying past me.  As I watch them, they appear majestic and peaceful.  They seem to fly effortlessly and represent limitless freedom.  But the road to flight for them isn’t always pretty.

As a baby bird, they are often forced out of their nest early in life; they are pushed into flight ready or not.  And they learn how to get ready real quick….

They don’t have time to think about their fears or what can potentially happen.  All they know is in that moment they better start to flap those wings and take control.  And it is in that moment as they are ‘falling’ that they learn to soar.

On some level I feel these beautiful creatures demonstrate the potential available to us if we just release our fears. Everyday we are faced and presented with opportunities that can be scary.  Our gut may tell us we are not ready and we want to stay in the safety of our nest just a little bit longer.  We tell ourselves we just need a little bit longer to prepare.

But like those baby birds – its time to go.  Yes, taking off to fly for the first time can be scary and bring about feelings of fear. Without taking the risk of the first flight, we won’t find the internal freedom we desire. To reach our goals, We must dare to take our feet off the ground, spread our wings and soar.

This week, be bold and dare to leave the nest.  Open your wings….trust that the wind will catch you and you will soar.

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