Double Dare You!

I double dare you…

So many are waiting, letting moments, days, months, years pass as they lead lives filled or partially filled with quiet desperation. Just when you think we've wrung the quote by Henry David Thoreau dry, you know it, "Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them," it rises to confront you again, if you let it. This ever-relevant quote will challenge us as long as we uncomfortably nestle into desperation instead of perspiration. Yes, I said perspiration; making a decision, a choice to step up, step forward, step into our fear and do what makes us feel alive, to engage in activities that make our hearts sing.
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Why is it SO hard for us to ask for help? Somehow we've bought into this idea of 'If I can't do it myself, I'm a failure' or 'I have to do this myself to prove I can do it' or 'If I have to ask for help, then I'm weak' or some other static loop that's running in our heads around how utterly ridiculous it would be to simply ask for help. No one is an island; we all know this and yet we still operate as if there's some magical way that we can do it alone. Nothing, I repeat, NOTHING we do, can do, will do, or have done will ever be accomplished alone. It's time to place this illusion on the shelf. Actually, better than that, let's just torch it once and for all. Trust me, this message is as much for my ears as I'm eager to share it.

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Being Intentional

Work is often front and center in our lives, which begs for an intentional approach if we are to experience the joy that can come from contributing in our own unique way.

It's so easy to get stuck in patterns of behavior that really don't serve us, don't you agree? We find ourselves thinking, speaking and behaving in rote ways rather than staying present, mindful and deliberate in all that we do. Being intentional is about being conscious, deliberate, on purpose.

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A brief summary of what I'm currently up to on my quest to help others find out what their work is. Learn more about this interactive, solution-focused workshop series launching Tuesday, April 26th at 6:45 pm at http://bit.ly/1RyhfWS. 

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Getting Unstuck

It's no secret that I love chatting with others about work, ANYTHING about work. It's utterly fascinating to know more about the what, when, why, who, where and how of anyone's work story. 

In my conversations of late - with potential clients, college students, and current clients - I've heard these two words, "I'm stuck" quite a few times. Age, education level, income level, industry, position,level of experience, it doesn't matter, being stuck seems to be the latest big challenge. It's really not the latest big challenge, it's consistently a challenge. We all experience "being stuck" from time to time.

The real question is: What do you do about it?

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Pam Brooks-Crump is probably one of the most authentic people I know; when I'm around her my face hurts because I just cannot stop smiling. Her energy is BIG, her heart is BIG and she's on a BIG mission. During our cool conversation we dig a little into her worklife - past, present and future, some of the challenges along the way and I love the message she'd yell from the mountain top. Yup, another fun conversation. Enjoy!

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Listen as I chat with Dora Locklear, Owner of Breath of Life Kennesaw about her journey to energy healing, her vision for Breath of Life Kennesaw, the launch of Connections of Cafe and her answer to my signature worklife questions. In Part 1, we focus on her response to the question "Why Reiki?"

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In Part 2 of my cool chat with Dora Locklear, Owner of Breath of Life Kennesaw, we talk about when the seed for Breath of Life Kennesaw was planted and how its grown iinto a beautiful community of practitioners committed to facilitating transformation from the inside out.

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In Part 3 of my cool chat with Dora Locklear, Owner of Breath of Life Kennesaw, we talk about the launch of Connections Cafe on Friday, February 12th @ 5:30 pm.

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In Part 4 of my cool chat with Dora Locklear, I pose a few of my signature worklife questions, and in true Dora fashion, she answers from the heart, sprinkled with and handful of sassy and a dash of fun. 

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