Tuesday, November 24, 2009
"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." Albert Einstein
What problems or challenges are you aiming to solve?
How can you see them in a fresh perspective with new thinking?
I solved a challenge I had with new thinking. As some of you may have read recently, I decided to kind of let go of my coaching practice. I really wanted to work for a not-for-profit here in New Zealand. I got a position with The Leukaemia & Blood Foundation which I am extremely pleased about! It is for a great cause, I can bring all of my skills to the job and experience new ones, I have control over my day and will be giving back. It ticks all of my boxes and really resonates with me. I may still do some coaching work on the fringes but it will no longer be the only thing. My destiny lies elsewhere. I am coming from a totally different space now and I have never felt more aligned.
note: the beautiful pink tree (above) sits in a friends garden and I have fallen in love with it. I do not know what type it is so if anyone knows could you tell me as I forgot to ask.....x
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Today's post was taken directly from Today's Gift Daily Meditations for Families by Hazelden Meditation Series
We like someone because, we love someone although. ~ Henri de Montherlant
"Families are like scissors. They are joined in the middle but often spread wide apart, moving away from each other. When we're not feeling close to other family members- when it's hard to even like them- it seems like we'll never come together again.
But pity the scrap of paper that comes between our scissor blades! The scissors works together again and slices the trouble clean. When trouble threatens our family, we can slice it through if we move together in love and acceptance.
No matter our small differences, we are part of the same living organism, in a way. The family we live in has been together for many generations and we are just the most recent members. When we look at one another, we see the products of centuries of love."
When I feel distant from my family, can I locate where we are still joined together?
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could." Ralph Waldo Emerson
What would it take for you to be content with your day's achievements?
I have recently decided to go and work in a Not-for-profit organisation which enhances the lives of people. I have actually made it to a third interview with such an organisation here in New Zealand. I may then do weekend coaching for a few select clients whom I feel I can assist in living a more authentic life.
I have spent today preparing for this third interview but at the end of the day I got this far by being myself and if the role is meant for me then it will be.
I am happy with my achievements today so far...I have done what I could...have you?