What Works?

Too much of the time we want all our ducks in a row before we even begin.

But this way of doing life in fact erodes our confidence and stretches out our production time.

All your ducks in a row is the surest way to mediocrity and irrelevance.

Rather,

  • learn to move without knowing all the answers
  • become comfortable with ambiguity
  • find rest in the process of allowing things to take on a life of their own
  • commit to follow the genius that unfolds as you set forth

It may sound like risk, freak you half to death, and sound like balderdash, but let me ask you this,

How well has your other way been working for you?

Tribal Thinking – Join Us

great food at Rickies

A number of us gathered Tuesday, January 8th for Success to Significance. It was a good time.

Not only did we find fellowship and warm food and drink out of the stormy rainy evening, but we took a look at what are the keys to success and what are the distinctions of significance.

We learned that significance comes from inside us and our experience of how we live in the world, the choices we make and the manner in which we show up.

And I’m already looking ahead at next month’s Cyndy’s Speaking Series.

Our topic for February 12th is Tribal Thinking.

The book Tribal Leadership is the impetus for this evenings discussion. Having read Tribal Leadership a couple of years ago, it was a life-changing read. My own understanding of much of what I was encountering and experiencing made perfect sense after reading this book.

I am excited to pass on the basic premise of this book and to then explore the ramifications of Tribal Thinking and how all of us are affected by this every single day.

Part of my excitement is that the findings that led to this book directly line up with all of the training that I have received as a coach, specifically in regards to the power of language in and over our lives.

Did you know that your language reveals your ‘tribe’, the basic premise and world-view and paradigms by which you are doing life?

Did you also know that through language you can transform the basic premise and world-view and paradigms by which you are doing life?

Simply put, change our thinking, change our language, and we change our lives.

This in a nutshell is what I’m presenting February 12th. We would love to have you join us!

Mark it on your calendar. It may seem a ways off, but it is closer than we think!

time and place

Come with a friend, we will be having a door-prize of my newest book, Thoughts – Taking One Day at a Time.

Good food and great people plus powerful thoughts equals an evening you don’t want to miss!

Any questions don’t hesitate to Contact Me

See you there!

Relationships

Relationships are at the hub of who we are and all we do.

How might you invest in one or more relationships this year, that is different than what you have done before?

What shift might possibly ‘make all the difference’?

There are no guarantees when it comes to relationships of course, and yet setting intentions and investing in fresh ways puts you in a place of strength where you are leading towards something new.

Don’t wait for others to make changes. You can lead. You decide what you want out of your relationships and go after that thing.

Trajectory

Our lives are lived in trajectories.

Movement going forward or upward or sideways or backward.

Looking back we can easily see direction of movement through the years, looking forward isn’t quite so easy.

Yet we can, with a little discernment, tell what direction our current trajectory is going.

How do you feel about the present movement of your life?

What might you like to change?

What change to the environment will produce a trajectory you can be completely satisfied with?

Trajectories can be changed from negative and going backward to positive forward movement.

You’ll just have to take action and make one bold change.

Unhappy

When there is a part of life we are not happy with, we have a few options.

One: We can complain about it. Bring it up in nearly every conversation. Make sure others understand how unhappy we are.

Two: We can blame someone for our unhappiness. Stay fixated on changing someone else in order to ‘fix’ the unhappiness. Take extra measures of control.

or Three: We can do something about it. Taking full responsibility finds us making a plan and working the plan.

We can’t often change the mismanaged parts of life ‘just like that’, but we can deliberately and intentionally go after a shift and even an upheaval.

It may take a bit of time, but it can be done. The parts of your life that you are unhappy with, what might you do to change that?

Creative Visual

No matter our business or career, it always pays to regularly step back and take in the big picture.

Spend some time asking questions.

Where have I come from?

How did I get here?

What might my future look like?

Envision it, jot about it, draw some pictures, write a poem even; whatever it takes, get a creative visual about where you are heading.

Bit by Bit

As you shift and grow and change, give those around you time to adjust.

As much as we say we want change, we really don’t. Most in fact are afraid of change.

It’s why we make incremental movements in who we are, in work and business, in passions and callings.

Bit by bit, gives those around us the time to catch up.