We’re unlikely friends for many reasons. You won’t catch me trying to climb snow covered mountains or dragging truck tires around my neighborhood as a training exercise. But when Sean Swarner and I met, first on social media and later, in person, it was like meeting a hero for me. Most people have not escaped…
Trying is a non-action verb. There is no doing in trying. I cannot be present to the task if I am trying because trying happens in my head. Trying is also somehow connected with a need to please others when really what is most important is how I feel about whatever task it is I am undertaking. A personal look at shifting consciousness from trying to doing/being.
As my regular readers know, I love featuring stories of people whose lives have been touched by cancer and, as a result, they found their own unique way to make a difference for survivors and caregivers. Lexi Timmons is an amazing young woman I first met while at a dance event a number of years…
The weekend is over and Monday is here again. When I was first starting my coaching business, Mondays were often my most challenging days. They were the days when the ‘can I do this’ questions tended to pop into my head. Those are old conversations for me now and most days the challenge is not…
Been holding back in life? Falling short of the level of success you know you’re capable of? Not quite ready to make your next move? Watch this video and then ask yourself again,
What’s YOUR next move?
Every once in awhile, I experience a brief window of time where I’m not on my game. I’ll feel unclear and not as present in the moment as usual. As a former professional athlete, I have a good sense when I’m out of balance or things are not clicking. I’ll stumble, question myself, or make choices that don’t fully align with my values. It feels awkward and uncomfortable.
When I noticed this off-center feeling recently, I asked myself, “how do I get back on track?” Maybe because I’m a visual person or maybe because I’m a dancer; the image that popped into my head was a ballerina dancing on pointe.
It takes incredible balance and control to dance in toe shoes. Just walking in them is a feat well beyond the normal person’s ability. It takes years of basic training to strengthen the body to be able to make a ballerina look like she is effortlessly floating across a stage.
A 2007 study by Richard Wisemen from the University of Bristol involving 3,000 people showed that 88% of those who set New Year resolutions fail,despite the fact that 52% of the study’s participants were confident of success at the beginning.
How many times have you set one or more New Year’s resolutions and failed? You’re not alone. A 2007 British study showed that in spite of the fact that 52% of the study participants believed they would succeed, 88% of them failed.
And it makes sense. How so, you ask?
When I launched coaching by tambre, several years ago focused on assisting cancer survivors and caregivers, my mission was to help them to move from surviving their circumstances to thriving in spite of them.
My clients have made incredible strides and many have moved from having a functional life to an optimal life, often in the face of major challenges. Thriving is better than surviving but it falls short of my greatest vision for myself and for others.
Taking an inventory while unplugged from your to do list and daily tasks helps keep you in alignment with what is truly important to you.
Challenging times or situations are not the only circumstances that can lead to feeling overwhelmed. When opportunity knocks, best to have some great tools to keep you focused and in action. Today I turned to three amazing bloggers and dug into their toolboxes (and their archives) to get into action.