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encouragement inside

“A lifestyle is what you pay for; a life is what pays you.” — Thomas Leonard

“The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more things you will have to express gratitude for.”  Zig Ziglar

“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.” — Maya Angelou

“Let’s be grateful for those who give us happiness; they are the charming gardeners who make our soul bloom.” Marcel Proust

I am

Get on board! Get on Board!

Get on board!  Get on board!

 

Get on board!  Get on board the train that no one wants to ride on ,

Get on board the train to joy,

Get on board the train to happiness,

Get on board the train to peace,

Get on board the train to freedom,

Get on board the train to beauty,

Get on board the train to truth,

Get on board the train to love,

Get on board the train to life,

Get on board, Get on board, the ticket is free, get on board.

All you have to do is leave behind,

Fear,

Hate,

Greed,

Injustice,

Anger,

Malice,

Destruction,

Cowardice,

Death!

Get on board! Get on board!  The ticket has been paid for.  Get on board!

What are you waiting for?

It is inside

Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.”  Og Mandino

coaching is for …. most people

Who is coaching for?

It is for people who want to become better at who they are on an accelerated track.  It is not unusual for people who have a coach to have a quantum leap in personal happiness.  This happiness may be driven by achieving more significance in their lives whether it is at home, at work or in the community.

In general most well adjusted people will benefit from having a coach.  There are some though that a coach should not apply their method of Socratic inquiry.  There are some who would benefit from therapy.  Sometimes the trials of life create disappointment and perhaps even period of depression which is beyond the skills, training and expertise of a coach.  There are times when a coach should recommend that a client seek out professional treatment.

For many people the results of their experiences will be in many respects mostly positive.  Life will be good, not great but good.   For a few very motivated people they might even rise to the level that someone who is coached would attain but that would be a rare occurrence.

Often we don’t know what would generate a quantum leap in personal performance.  We might be missing the questions, the discipline or the accountability to go it alone and to find what truly makes us happy.

Looking at the chart we can see time moving along the horizontal axis and as we reach the zenith of our careers, family or community life we should be at some elevation that is higher than it was when we first embarked on our journeys.   As our story unfolds we should see things steadily improve as we gain in wisdom in knowledge.  

There are some factors that interrupt our journeys and those could be illness, job loss, family crisis or other significant life events that cause our path to deviate from its planned destination.  There are those who can help people navigate the crisis which helps people with significant interruptions in their journey to reengage with life.  

If there is a desire to fully experience life then think about getting a coach to help you realize your goals.

Karen Lamb said, “A year from now you may wish you had started today.”

Your words

What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell

There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale

Happiness is not in our circumstances but in ourselves. It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are.
John B. Sheerin

Do your words shape the world or does the world shape your words?

Pause and think about that last sentence. What does it mean to you? Which side of the phrase does your life spend most of its time?

Have you paused … have you contemplated the meaning of that sentence above?

If our words shape the world we can create, we have the ability to change all that is around us, we have the words.

If the world shapes our words then we can become victims of all that there is.

Shape your world with your words.

Gandhi put the thought to words in this way, “You must be the change you want to see in the world.”

It’s a choice – which choice will you make?

Is happiness the greater good?

Sunset of joy.

“We excel at making a living but often fail at making a life.
We celebrate out prosperity but yearn for purpose.
We cherish our freedoms but long for connection.
In an age of plenty, we feel spiritual hunger.” David G. Myers

What is happiness? Really, what is happiness? Do you really know?

Hedonic happiness is

Eudaemonic happiness is

Is happiness gratification?

Is happiness an emotional state or is it the state of well-being?

In ancient times happiness was thought to be the pursuit of understanding your being. What if happiness was an ethical state rather than a psychological state, how would that change your meaning of happiness?

Is freedom happiness?

Is the pursuit of pleasure happiness?

From an essay written by John Perry Barlow titled “The pursuit of emptiness” he writes, “Of my legion friends and acquaintances who have become citizens of Prozac Nation, I have never heard any of them claim that these drugs bring them any closer to actual happiness.”

Perhaps chasing happiness is the wrong goal if it isn’t tied to a greater purpose, a purpose that is tied to the greater good. What do you think?