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When Deb and I sat down on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, to begin our most recent round of coaching, she immediately tasked me with re-creating my “bucket list.” This was a list of 30 things that I wanted to do, be, or have in my life. The list could consist of ANYTHING – from huge, Level 1 goals like solving the healthcare crisis in America to super-simple Level 3 goals like getting a new pair of sunglasses. I had the entire world of options at my disposal. I came back to session #2 with my list of 30 things and proudly read it to Deb. Like most of our clients, I quickly discovered, much to my dismay, that my list was, in fact, composed of a bunch of very rhetorical statements that I had absolutely no emotional attachment to. Damn!
So, I went back to the drawing board. I started asking myself the hard questions:
- What do I really want?
- How do I want to send my days?
- What feeds my soul?
- What things/people/events/opportunities will help me live a joyous and fulfilled life?
- What is my PURPOSE?
So, at session #3 I present Bucket List 2.0, and although I didn’t know “HOW” a lot of that list would ever transpire, I just knew that I wanted them.
Last week, without any warning whatsoever, TWO of my Top 5 Bucket List items fell into my lap.
Anyone who has read more than 3 of my blog posts knows that I have a great affection and respect for my friend, one of the people who inspired me to start training for triathlon, Meredith Atwood. One of my top 5 bucket list items was to collaborate with her on a program. I didn’t know what kind of program or what the topic would be. We had kicked the tires on some concepts before, but she is always going Mach 5 with her hair on fire and the timing just wasn’t right; however, it continued to be a goal, albeit a longer-term goal.
Another of my Top 5 bucket list items was to spend my days “playing” on social media and actually get paid to do it!
So, imagine my surprise and delight when I received an email from Meredith last week that started off, “Hey lady! So. I have been marinating on a new program, and I wanted to see if you and Deb might want to be involved with.”
And guess what? The platform of the program is Facebook-based, so I will indeed be spending my days “playing” on social media!
So, this brings me to the distinction between “allowing” and “forcing.” We have to ALLOW the things we want to come to us and know that if they are based in love and are in alignment with our values and our purpose, they WILL come – they might just not come on our timetable or exactly in the way we first envision them. When we try to FORCE an outcome and exert our will, the outcome is generally not what we hoped it would be.
Now, what is this new program? It’s called “Your Brave Mind” and you can read more about it here and here. And it’s going to be amazing!
In a nutshell, Your Brave Mind will be a series of online events (hosted on Facebook) that will each cover a different topic in the area of mental toughness. The first event is on the bully in your brain! Cool huh?
The bully is that little voice that speaks to you whenever you try to step outside of the box, tackle new challenges, or make a significant change in your life. Everyone has that voice, it’s just that some bullies are much louder and meaner than others. In only 5 days you will gain the awareness (and tools) you need to tame the bully in your brain. You will discover:
- What (or who?) the bully is
- Why listening to the bully is the absolute worst thing we can do if we want to change an area of our life
- How the bully got its voice
- Why the bully is so mean
- Why making the decision to change will never be enough
- How to actually change the conversation with the bully in your brain
If you have ever struggled with the mean girl/guy in your head who tells you that you are terrible or that you can’t do something, etc., then this program is for you! Come join us!
- Cost: $24.97
- Forum: Online group coaching via a closed Facebook Group
- Duration: 5 Days
- Starts: Monday, May 8th
I can’t wait to get started! 🙂