Transformation (if not now, when?)

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Road Trip! The destination for this week is “Transformation.” The word is often used when referring to the incredible reshaping of a body. Changes that occur in our mind can be just as remarkable.

What isn’t working in your life? How might changing the way you look at things change your direction?

Next time you find yourself in a “bad” situation, make a mindful effort to shape it towards the positive. Take coal and make a diamond.

What needs to change to allow you to live as the real, authentic you?

Let us know in the comments where you’ve gone and what you’ve discovered about yourself.

Strength (character not muscle)

Road Trip! The destination for this week is “Strength.” Physical strength may be admired but strength of character is more important.

What inner strength do you possess? How have you been allowing it to show up in your daily life?

Think of a time that you “survived.” What got you through?

This week, give a gift of yourself to another and reflect on how it impacts you.

Let us know in the comments where you’ve gone and what you’ve discovered about yourself.

The Value of Coaching

This is from last year, but I stumbled across this excellent article online at Chief Learning Officer about the value of having a coach. It’s sometimes misunderstood that coaching is to “fix” someone when more often it’s used to enhance performance. From the article, “It’s rare for an organization to offer coaching to someone who doesn’t offer enormous promise and potential.

Corporations invest a lot of money in coaching services for their high-performance, high-value individuals. But coaching isn’t just for the elite. The value of coaching in obtaining these positions can’t be under-estimated. Coaching is a substantial investment but one that pays off by creating a higher performing, more heart-focused version of you.

Through heart-focused leadership coaching, we work together as partners to build your resilience. To communicate with more impact and influence and connect with your team, we’ll explore eight aspects of a heart-focused leader:

  • creative
  • authentic
  • vulnerable
  • resilient
  • intuitive
  • empathetic
  • trusting
  • transparent

Goal setting, planning and accountability keep you on track to reach your desired destination. What could you achieve this year with a little coaching?

Beginnings (What are you waiting for?)

Road Trip! The destination for this week is “Beginnings.” We’re at the start of a new year. What will you breathe life into?

Reflect on the past year. What needs to change to allow you to be the best version of you possible?

What have you been putting off that would have a positive impact on your life? Make a plan for getting started.

Quite simply, what do you want for yourself in the new year? It’s time to begin.

Let us know in the comments where you’ve gone and what you’ve discovered about yourself.

Commitment

Road Trip! The destination for this week is “Commitment.” You give your all to your work, family and community. But do you keep your promises to yourself?

Evaluate your current commitments. Are you still fully engaged or are they draining you?

Take steps this week to fulfill any incomplete promises.

For this week, make at least one commitment to yourself and keep it.

Let us know in the comments where you’ve gone and what you’ve discovered about yourself.

Purification (time to renew)

Road Trip! The destination for this week is “Purification.” Time to cleanse and renew; inside and out.

Make a list of what isn’t working in your life. How will you change for the positive in the coming year?

Tackle an organization or clean-up project you’ve been putting off.

Clean up your diet by cutting out some of the junk food or sugar.

Let us know in the comments where you’ve gone and what you’ve discovered about yourself.

Abundance (you get what you look for)

Road Trip! The destination for this week is “Abundance.” Your attention and energy creates reality. Focus on prosperity and not scarcity.

Make a list of what you’d like to manifest for yourself this week. Focus your positive mental energy intensely and purposefully on your wishes.

Make a note of any “coincidences.” How could your mental state have created the event?

This week, give everything your full energy. Look for instances where it is returned in kind.

Let us know in the comments where you’ve gone and what you’ve discovered about yourself.

Wisdom

Road Trip! The destination for this week is “Wisdom.” Far more than knowledge and facts, your wisdom has been hard-earned through both joy and pain. This week, discover the wisdom within you.

Look back at the milestone events in your life. How have those experiences changed the way you make decisions?

When faced with a tough question, ask yourself what you still need to know before you answer.

Pull out your favorite book and read a random paragraph. If it held the solution to all of your problems, what would it be saying to you?

Let us know in the comments where you’ve gone and what you’ve discovered about yourself.

Delight (have fun!)

Road Trip! The destination for this week is “Delight.” Experience the unbridled joy, silliness and wonder of life. Talk with your inner child and have fun!

Make a list of things that made you laugh as a child. Spend a few hours this week rekindling that spirit.

Play with a toy; the more silly the better.

If you can, spend a few hours with a child and look at the world through their eyes. Make note of the differences between how you typically react to situations and how they respond. Which would serve you better in your life?

Jot down a few ideas for how you can add more fun and joy to your work. Try one out this week.

Let us know in the comments where you’ve gone and what you’ve discovered about yourself.

Passion (your purpose)

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Road Trip! The destination for this week is “Passion.” This is the energy that drives you towards your life’s purpose.

What are you truly passionate about?

  • Make a list of things you love to do.
  • Put a star next to the ones you wish you did more often.
  • Create a plan and do something each day this week to rediscover or deepen your passions.

How supportive are you of others in pursuing their passion?

Let us know in the comments where you’ve gone and what you’ve discovered about yourself.