Summer says: Time to slow down!

I love it when I hear a message from one person. And then another. And then another! Sometimes the Universe has to stand directly in front of me to get me to pay attention. What message did I get this week? Slow down!

When you slow down you have time to make sure that where you’re going is a place you want to go. One very cool way to slow down is through art and music which can mendyour mind as well as your heart.

Okay, Universe. I am listening. I promise I’ll slow down. It just may not be until August :).

Here’s more.

I hope the start of your summer has been a joyous, slow time for you. 🙂

What are your superpowers?

Your super powers show up when what you’re doing feels challenging but easy.

They’re talents that live at your core and kick in across all sorts of situations.

When you’re using your super powers, time feels like it either races by or comes to a standstill because you are so engaged with what you’re doing.

When your super powers are in play, you feel so joyous and full of energy it tends to spread to people around you.

The really cool thing about super powers is when you combine more than one.

And, at home or at work, when you add those super powers to something you’re deeply interested in – you can be unstoppable.

I had a cool encounter last week that demanded a mix of my super powers and deepest interests. Click here to hear the story!

I’m sending you a powerful wish today that you puzzle out what your super powers are so you can bring them out to the world!

What communities do you miss? What communities would you like to be part of?

Introvert or extrovert, the pandemic reminded most of us how much we love and miss our fellow humans when we can’t be with them. In this talk, I share ideas for reconnecting, and offer a few ideas for ways to find and connect with communities you’ve only dreamed of.

Here are my thoughts!

Life is fun when you live it with a big heart. I hope you have fun with this one!

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Learning from the birds

When you pause for even a few minutes to observe the world around you, all sorts of messages are right there waiting.

Here are a few things I learned from the birds this morning :).

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See the strangers around you and feel the strength of Community

I’m sharing thoughts today on how a community can form with a group of strangers – which can sometimes get you out of a bind! This is a story of one very strange Patriot’s Day where I got stuck on the road in a terrific rainstorm. It could have been a sad, frustrating time but ended up being one of the best days ever.

Here’s the link on YouTube.

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I hope you have a wonderful day and a very fun weekend.

When Trevor hit a BIG wall in life, he formed a community to help others

Last week, I posted about the important role building community has in getting to your best work. In this post, I’ll tell you about am amazing community my son-in-law Trevor Maxwell built while fighting Stage 4 Colon cancer.

If you’re looking for inspiration today, please click here!

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Thank you!

How does being part of a strong community help you get things done?

When you’re part of a community, you feel safer taking chances in life because you feel supported. And you know that if something doesn’t work out exactly as you intended, someone is going to be there for you – maybe to help you laugh it off. And maybe to help you get on your feet to try again.

In the activity this week, I’ll walk you through ways to build stronger community ties. And ways to form a community if you are feeling the need for a wider web to catch you!

Here are my thoughts

I hope all is well in your world!

When you hit a wall – then what?

Have you had points in your life, at home or at work, where you were chugging along and then some major event, person, idea, or pandemic knocked you onto a new path?

Hitting a wall is not fun. But sometimes the Universe wants us to go in a new direction and that wall you ran into had a purpose. What you do after you hit a wall is often where the fun and magic begin.

Here’s more on this topic!

This was a fun one to record. Please let me know if it’s fun to watch!

What takes up the most time in your life?

If you can’t seem to get to the good stuff in your life, doing a Time Audit can help you visualize how to allocate your time in a new way.

Learn more here!

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