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Make a difference

January 29th, 2009

Act as if what you do makes a difference.

It does.William James

 

Summit Life Coaching, Bundaberg QLD

January 2009, Quotes

Act or be acted upon.

January 26th, 2009

Be Proactive

Act or be acted upon

It’s your responsibility to act in any given situation.
If you wait to be acted upon, you will be acted upon.
Growth and opportunity consequences attend either road.

Stephen R. Covey

Summit Life Coaching, Bundaberg QLD

January 2009, Quotes

Advance Confidently

January 21st, 2009

If one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavours to live the life
which he imagined,
he will meet with a success
unexpected in common hours

Henry David Thoreau

Summit Life Coaching, Bundaberg QLD

January 2009, Quotes

You know, life’s interesting…..

January 20th, 2009

You know, life’s interesting…..

I was thinking about something that happened last year.
Had driven to Brisbane to listen to and to meet an amazing leader, Sam Caster.
Through his passion, he’s unknowingly impacted our lives in a major way.
Our son is on the ‘MannaHope’ program, which offers nutritional support to medically fragile children.
Both his, and our quality of life has improved dramatically – because of this program.

I had this ‘feeling’ that Eden was to meet with Sam. So a friend and I ‘roadtripped’ with Eden to Brisbane. When we got there we were all exhausted. It’s a long trip with Eden in his wheelchair. There was a small window of opportunity to meet with Sam, as he’s from overseas, so we waited for him in between meetings. By this time Eden was tired and cranky. When he’s tired and cranky, he yells – loudly, as he doesn’t talk to communicate. I walked around with Eden in his chair & I thought to myself ‘what am I doing here?’ and really started to question myself. We went back upstairs to the room we were staying in. I’d told my friend that this just isn’t going to happen & changed Eden into his pj’s and made him comfortable while watching his fav dvd. Laying next to him, stroking his hair, I realised that even after travelling that far, with all the planning involved, and the physical & emotional energy required to get Eden and us there – putting his needs first was what was important to me.

The carer was running very late – he was caught in the traffic of an accident that we could see on the bridge from our window. The meeting had already started, so I told my friend to go down & listen to Sam, this is just not working – I’ll come down when I can.  I really needed to let go of everything. Needed to let go of what I’d pictured in my mind, the feeling of what I though was going to happen. That outcome, or ending. I really needed to let go of it because it really wasn’t working anyway. Ben, the carer, arrived – he’d felt bad for being late, so we chatted about his day and what was happening for him. When we all felt at ease, I headed down to the meeting that was by now half way over.

I looked for my friend – she’s easy to find, as she has beautiful grey curly hair that stands out in the crowd. She was sitting down the front, on the 2nd row – I hate being down the front! I’m much more comfortable at the back – unseen, you know – stealth mode. I sat next to her. She told me later that she had entered through the wrong doors at the front of the room. While Sam was on stage speaking, she’d pushed open the doors – everyone looking at her, had politely said ‘hello’ to the whole room, then sat down at the closest seat. She felt that she belonged at the front with all of the speakers anyway!

By this time I was over the whole thing! It hadn’t gone to plan. I’d worked so hard at trying to make this happen. I was tired, confused, and a little frustrated. So I switched off and sat there, looking at everyone in the room. Watching people listening intently. Watching their faces. Perhaps what they may be getting out of what was being said. And I felt these people are incredible. They’re here because they care. They want more in their life. I felt the honor in the room.
I sat there enjoying the moment, the presence and love in the room, and the experience.
That was what I was there for! It was beautiful. I felt complete.

I decided to ‘tune in’ to what Sam was saying. As I listened to him, I thought to myself ‘I really like this man’. What he had to say, his wording, his passion – a very powerful man, yet very, very humble. When he finished speaking, he walked towards his seat. Amazingly, it was the seat right in front of me! After the process of working so hard, feeling like it was not happening, letting go of the outcome, and instead, just enjoying the moment, he was right in front of me! I looked at my friend in disbelief!

When they wrapped up the presentation and Sam stood to go, I tapped him on the shoulder. He turned around and I said ‘Hello Sam, my name is Sharon’, and shared with him the impact he’s had on Eden’s and our lives. He put his arms out & opened himself in offering a hug. What a hug! It was a moment I will never forget.
After all that, the gift was for me.
To share my experience, something that is very precious and important to me, with another.

Life is like that. Sometimes we work really hard, sometimes against even ourselves, trying to make things happen. What I’ve learnt, is to take action – baby steps, giant leaps – towards what we want, our desires and intentions, while being open to what is placed before us. Trusting the process of life…….

Have you had an experience like that?
Where nothing is ‘going right’ and then it turns out better than you could ever plan?

– I would love to share your experience! Sharon

Eden

Eden

Summit Life Coaching, Bundaberg QLD

Articles, January 2009

Turn Up the Volume!

January 12th, 2009

Summit Life Coaching, Bundaberg QLD

January 2009, Videos

Live Fully in the World

January 10th, 2009

We are both burdened and blessed by
the great responsibility of free will –
the power of choice.
Our future is determined, in large part,
by the choices we make now.
We cannot always control our circumstances,
but we can and do choose
our response to whatever arises.
Reclaiming the power of choice,
we find the courage
to live fully in the world.

Dan Millman

Summit Life Coaching, Bundaberg QLD

January 2009, Quotes

Make a Fresh Start

January 9th, 2009

Transcendence is the power to be born anew, to make a fresh start, to turn over a new leaf, to begin with a clean slate, to enter into a state of grace, to have a second chance.
Transcendence makes no reference to the past, whether your past has been overflowing with victories or filled with defeats. When you enter a state of transcendence you are able to create a new life, unburdened by both the victories and the defeats of the past.
Transcendence is more than just the accurate realization that the past is over. It is also a realignment of all dimensions of yourself with the very source of your life.

Robert Fritz 

Summit Life Coaching, Bundaberg QLD

January 2009, Quotes

You must be the change..

January 8th, 2009

You must be
the change
you wish to see
in the world

Mahatma Gandhi

Summit Life Coaching, Bundaberg QLD

January 2009, Quotes

Immerse Yourself

January 7th, 2009

Running has taught me that the pursuit of a passion matters more than the passion itself. Immerse yourself in something deeply and with heartfelt intensity  – continually improve, never give up – this is fulfillment, this is success.

Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathon Man

Summit Life Coaching, Bundaberg QLD

January 2009, Quotes

Trust Yourself

January 6th, 2009

You must trust yourself,
Even when the whole world
Doubts you.

Sri Chinmoy

Summit Life Coaching, Bundaberg QLD

January 2009, Quotes

Pursuing your Passion

January 5th, 2009

Summit Life Coaching, Bundaberg QLD

January 2009, Videos

Change

January 4th, 2009

If we want to change a situation, we first have to change ourselves. And to change ourselves effectively, we first have to change our perceptions.

Stephen R Covey

Summit Life Coaching, Bundaberg QLD

January 2009, Quotes

Living the Dream

January 3rd, 2009

Summit Life Coaching, Bundaberg QLD

January 2009, Videos

Every Day

January 3rd, 2009

…. Every day, have a little bird on your shoulder that asks, ‘Is today the day? Am I ready? Am I doing all I need to do? Am I being the person I want to be?’ ….

Morrie Schwartz

Summit Life Coaching, Bundaberg QLD

January 2009, Quotes

See the bigger picture

January 2nd, 2009

Mountain climbing – our evolutionary journey – is fraught with difficulty. But the climb makes us stronger, wiser, and more deeply human. And the higher we go, the more beautiful the view, because we begin to view our lives in perspective, to appreciate the vast panorama of the human experience, until finally we see the bigger picture, the many faces of God.

Dan Millman

Summit Life Coaching, Bundaberg QLD

January 2009, Quotes

New Year Day 2009

January 1st, 2009

This New Years morning was different!

Up at 3am to cook french toast. Wrapped it in foil, packed the OJ & champers on ice.

By 4am, found new friends, in the dark, at a nearby lookout. That was an experience!

Chatted, gazing at the stars, while waiting for the sun to rise.

Eating breakfast, drinking OJ & champagne – sun peeping through the clouds.

Then watched the sun rise above the clouds & illuminate the water – stunning!

Swimming in the ocean. Diving in the waves. Floating.

Sharing dreams with a close friend.

A special way to celebrate the New Year.

Worlds apart from the beginning of 2008 just 12 months ago!

‘Live the life you’ve imagined.’

New Year Sunrise

New Year Sunrise

Summit Life Coaching, Bundaberg QLD

Articles, January 2009

Quotation for the New Year 2009

January 1st, 2009

What lies before us and what lies behind us

are small matters compared to

what lies within us.

And when we bring what is within

out into the world,

miracles happen.

Henry David Thoreau

Summit Life Coaching, Bundaberg QLD

January 2009, Quotes

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