It is so easy to go into "fix-it" mode, rather than live with struggle. If something isn't working fix it. If someone isn't happy cheer them up. If someone has a problem we want it fixed and we start giving answers. Sometimes when people are struggling they just need a listening ear. Some one to ask the question "what have you tried" rather than telling them what to do. Fixing has an "air" or "I'm smarter than you". When we go right to results it is as though we assume the struggler has not even tried to fix the situation. That they haven't already thought of every thing. That maybe our "pat answer" isn't the cure all we believe it to be. As a struggler, i (laurie) just want someone to come beside me and believe in me. Maybe validate my weariness in the effort to make things right or better. Struggle is what brings us together as a community and when we all work together , share, listen and just be with one another then that is where healing starts. Do you want to be fixed? Neither do i and yet i still fall guilty to trying to fix others . I will strive to ask the questions and come beside and put my fix-it kit on the back burner for awhile.
As we strive to meet our goals and live our lives, it is easy to get stuck in the Striving and not notice we are Thriving. What does it mean to Celebrate a “win”. When we accomplish a step of our goal the reason we celebrate isn’t to be silly and get a pat on the back. There is actually a physical thing that happens when we celebrate something we are happy about. It is like an anchor. It reminds us we are headed in the right direction. In the Bible the Jewish people Celebrated passover every year. It was a big deal they were brought out of Egypt. By the end of the first year they were grumbling.. Why did you bring us out here to the desert to die? They forgot the demands of being a slave. They wanted to go back. In Celebrating the Passover it was a reminder of what they were “Rescued” from. Celebrate how far you have come. Anchor the fact that you are moving forward. You might just discover that not only are you striving... but you may actually be thriving.
“I Feel Skinny Coming On” is about hope. Marlee Huber talks about green smoothies and life. I have been drinking them for a week now and can’t believe the difference i am feeling. When we give our body what it needs it affects our mind and our soul as well. When we feel better and have energy we can respond to our destiny.. we have energy to live out our purpose. I am going to be a grandma and i don’t want to be stuck in a chair watching her grow up.. I want to participate as long as i possibly can.
Do you need a breath of fresh air? Life gets busy and it is easy to forget to breath. Join Coach Shannon Bruce and I ((Laurie)) as we talk about renewal. Remembering to breath in the midst of a busy and some times chaotic life. Suzette is taking a day off . Shannon and I are single parents and we know the feeling of exhaustion, frustration of trying to do it all. Join us Saturday and be part of the conversation 1-800-955-8200. Coffee with the Coaches at 10 am. Here is your chance to be encouraged, get refreshed and ready to take on life.
How do you use the word hope? As in I hope I get this job, and it is your end all? What if you don’t get that job? What if there is a different plan or path? Or do you hope as in wonder? I wonder if I will get that job? And if not I can’t wait to see what else is out there. We can get so focused on hoping for one thing to happen in our lives that we loose hope... Join the conversation this Saturday at 10am on KGNW am820 or Streaming live at kgnw.com 800-955-8200. See you then.
What does it mean to REALLY listen to someone? To hear not only their voice but their heart? Listening and focusing totally on what they are saying, not thinking about what you will say next, but being curious, asking questions and hearing. Try it out this week. Pick one person to really listen to. Then give us a call on Saturday to tell us what that was like for you.
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We all have a gift, a passion, something we are called to be. When we believe we are called by God. That we have a purpose for being here on this earth. Then it is just a matter of discovering it, digging it up, nurturing it, making it come to life. How do you do this? In community. We want to be careful when we share our dreams at first, because of "nay-sayers". but find the people that are for you. That will support you and encourage you. Be brave, let them know your heart and recieve their encouragement
Sometimes the words we use cause others to be defensive. Some times it is the word and sometimes it is what is in our hearts. The word Why is a good example. Think about how you feel when someone asks you why. I know i get defensive and then i don't hear what is meant. Or maybe the accusatory way of using it is what we intended. That either way, gets in the way of relationships. Listen Saturday at 10 am on am
What an honor to get to coach Jason. He is an Emmy Award winning producer and he is at a crossroad trying to decide whether to get hired or be his own boss. What a privilege to be a part of his journey. Listen on the reality coaching page.
Suzette / Laurie