Motivation Monday: Vulnerability to Strength

  Become a subscriber to Motivation Monday, click here   How do you allow yourself to be Vulnerable?         Vulnerability When you think about being vulnerable, you probably associate it with a painful memory or feel a little twinge in your heart that says 'ouch'. Whether that stems from a romantic interlude, family dysfunction or life circumstances, it made an impact. And you probably decided a better option was to clamp down a little tighter, especially around your heart. Nothing could be worse than feeling that exposed and fragile again... right?   Open Your Heart The most vulnerable, and sacred places, for most people is the heart. When you 'put yourself out there' with your business, new relationships (platonic or romantic) or into a new venture, you leave yourself wide open. Do you just tear the band aid off, or do you slowly peel it back? When your heart is in recovery, that's kind of how it feels, doesn't it. Your senses intensify, you've got your armor on...
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Motivation Monday:  Blame to ‘A’ Game

Motivation Monday: Blame to ‘A’ Game

  Become a subscriber to Motivation Monday, click here   What's Your Scarlet Letter?   'A' - Adulturer You're probably very familiar with the book, The Scarlet Letter... maybe you read it in high school.  That may/may not be a long time ago for you - here's a little recap: We have a heroine here, her name is Hester Prynne. Hester was publicly shamed for her 'sin' - having a child, Pearl, out of wedlock. (can you imagine!)  Publicly shamed for her sins - she is also forced to have it pinned to her chest - just in case someone in the town missed it.  Maybe it's for the out of towners. Anyhoo, poor Hester is forced to endure the searing stigma of bearing her beloved child, Pearl, out of wedlock - the letter 'A' forever reminding her of her adulterous sin - outcast, shunned, isolated.   First of all, can you imagine living in 17th century Puritan Boston? Yikes! I think for sure, if I didn't make it to...
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★Motivation Monday:  Learn to Surf

★Motivation Monday: Learn to Surf

    ★Motivation Monday ★ ________________________ How do you handle your waves? Life can get a little gnarly. When you get thrashed a little more because you're holding yourself back, it gets gnarlier. Your body gets thrashed, your mind plays tricks on you and doubt & fear creep in. You'll keep getting knocked around until you decide to let go of habits, thoughts & behaviors that are keeping you in your own dangerous 'loop.' - Do you feel like you're getting clobbered or are you able to stand up and brace yourself - Are there times like you wish you had a lifeguard watching over you - Do you know when to duck under - When you get tumbled around by a giant wave, do you know how to relax into it Learn how to surf and ride the waves in your life with Fresh Start 21 - Stand your ground & brace yourself against incoming waves - Be aware of the waves coming your...
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★Motivation Monday:  Leading With Love

★Motivation Monday: Leading With Love

    ★Motivation Monday ★ ________________________ Are you Leading with Love?   Are you a Leader Do you consider yourself a Leader? How far are you willing to put yourself out there and make a difference? It may be a little, it may be a lot... it's up to you. You may opt to be a contributor in your work and be a leader in your community. Or you may decide to have high visibility in many areas, personal and professional. Whatever you decide, be strong in who you are. Have the ability to get through those 'rough humps' and maintain a sense of humor. Inspire others and Rock your confidence. Be honest and follow your intuition. Love Often times, when one thinks of love, it's relative to the people you know. Without a doubt, love is strongest in those relationships. What about love for people you don't know.... is that a challenge for you?  What really lies in your heart.... that drives you forward. What...
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★Motivation Monday:  Knock Twice for Success

★Motivation Monday: Knock Twice for Success

    _______________________ ★Motivation Monday ★ ________________________   What are your automatic actions?   Automatic A belief tied in with an action is a powerful thing... you're embedding both the thought and action. Do you have any actions that are automatic? Have you ever noticed that your body responds - kind of like a 'knee jerk' reaction? It may be something that you just 'do,' without any real thought behind it... it's simply something you do. If you're part of the 'House of Cards' craze, you have probably seen Frank Underwood tap his ring twice on the table or the window of his car. His 'game face' explanation is in the photo above. In reality, it's a matter of power for him. Interpretation An automatic conditioned response can work for or against you. If you have one, is it still meaningful and serving a purpose for you? How can you take the 'automatic' out of it.... by bringing awareness to your action. How do you want...
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