I love being in a weekly Master Mind group. No matter how tired I am or how little I've slept, I always leave the gathering with more than I expected and in awe of the power of creative intelligence. Legendary Pools, Glorious Gardening, Steampunk Airships, and Seascape Original Art - we all come together to present, ponder, listen, learn, grow, share and manage our Micro-Habits. Because we know that success is a mind game and how you play matters. And habits are about routines. Micro-habits are all about preventing you from giving up due to something being too'hard."
Check out this blog from Peter Schroeder https://hackernoon.com/micro-habits-changed-my-life-47f572bfc153
Micro-habits are an action that requires minimal motivation or effort to complete. The idea is, over time, a micro-habit will slowly build on top of itself and result in something significant.
"Living A 'Hell, Yes' Life" - Do you want to join me?
Your Coach, Rita
Today our Supper on Sunday was a big, delicious, outrageously yummy brunch of bacon, sausage, and blueberry waffles. Two grandsons were here and they are teens, hence the brunch instead of the breakfast, as they sleep late these days!
But the real message of today was The Art of Trying to Fix Things. We've lived in our home for nearly 24 years and things just need to be "fixed". Updates, painting, replacing and sprucing up....Some small tasks and some seriously big projects. It can be exhausting and at the same time exciting. Our grandsons helped us with some chores and we realized how strong, dependable and bright young people they have grown into recently.
Yet sometimes, a situation cannot be fixed. It may need to be fixed or fancied up, but getting started and involved may even cause more damage. We were asked today for advice about such a situation, one close to home. Lending an ear and offering an opinion, if asked, is welcomed most of the time. There are times, however, when we can't rush in and solve a problem that isn't ours to solve. As much as people or things need "fixing up," it doesn't always mandate our direct involvement.
This is one of life's tough lessons. It doesn't make us feel good. It doesn't feel like we are doing anything to help and we want to help. We feel guilty. Truth is - sometimes it is not only not our responsibility, but more importantly, does not serve the people or situation in question.
Supper On Sunday can allow us time to reflex on when to jump in to help, or when to watch from a distance with love and compassion. Trust me - if we keep our hearts open and filled with kindness, we will know when the time comes to eagerly leap with joy, resolve and total commitment to help.
Your Coach, Rita
If you are or once were parenting young folks, you will relate to this.
Part of my parenting was to teach and remind my children to carefully monitor the people they associate with on a regular basis. Why? The five people closest to us will impact our own success and happiness in life.
Just this week, even at my age, I had to make a conscious choice to choose who would hang out in my space. Yes, it really is that important! Presented with a lucrative opportunity, my gut told me "no way" even though my checkbook was saying yes. So I remembered my new mantra from my book 10 Little Rules for Your Creative Soul:
"If it's not a "hell, yes" - it's a no!
The mere thought now of seeing, communicating, and dealing with this person on a daily basis makes me weak. The confirmation is so strong and I know I made the right decision. The decision to say no. The decision to include people in my life who inspire, encourage, dream, support, connect, and care. So when I ask myself daily what I want my day to look like and how I want to fell, I know I have at least five awesome people surrounding me in my life. I am lucky and grateful.
Key #1 - Choose wisely and treat kindly. They are a treasure and priceless.
Key #2 - Create a full circle of stimulating your intellect, creativity, meaning, and value in doing what matters most to you. Give-and-take.
Key #3 - Be honest with yourself, and become the person you were always meant to be. When you surround yourself with the right people, feel good about yourself and your direction, your world will begin to expand. And then you can give back.
This is creativity at it's best!