Whoever and Whatever is in Front of You, Is Your Teacher

Life provides an opportunity to grow everywhere we look.
Sometimes we just need to change our focus.

When you have hit a wall..
When you are stuck in your thoughts
When you are judging someone or something else
When you are presented with something you don't understand

When one door closes, another door opens

Consider a moment in your life when a negative event led to positive consequences that you were not expecting. 

We have all experienced this at one time or another in our lives. We have our mind set on a certain outcome, but life sends us a curveball, and we go on a tailwind spin downward lost in the agony and pain of what was.

What Could You Achieve Through Courage, Confidence and Clarity?

Imagine life through these eyes... What would be possible for you to achieve when you are fully aligned with your values, needs, and desires? 
How would you show up if you had limitless confidence and courage?
What is possible from there?

When you feel overwhelmed, try this trick

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Life can sometimes get the best of us, and feel like a giant snowball. 
It can be overwhelming.
It can even be downright scary.

Noone is immune to it. 
Even those you admire, who appear to have it all together hit bumps in the road.

The difference is all in how you handle it, and if you have the tools to come through the other side with your head high.

A metaphor I like to use is this. 
When you let the problems pile up, and you sit back and look at what is going on all at the same time, it can feel like a steep mountain where you cannot reach the top.

Try this instead, 
Imagine yourself riding your bike, and it is a hilly road. You see in the distance ahead, that the road is winding and has some hills of different heights so as you are peddling you put a plan in place to stay on course. 
As you see the hill approaching, you pick up momentum, while gliding down the other side.

Because you used the tools you have and put a plan in pace getting over that hill was not so bad, and you are ready for the next one. 
If you had not looked ahead and waited until the incline was in front of you, it would feel like a mountain, and you may not have had enough momentum to get up that hill. 
This is what happens when you compound the problems you are facing rather than dealing with one at a time.

The Lesson: Look at the problem you are facing one at a time, and work through it. Do not look at all of them simultaneously or it will feel impossible to conquer.

Need help sorting it all out? Message me. (amanda@empowerlifecoach,com)
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When is the Last Time You Felt Truly Seen and Heard?

Have you ever had the opportunity to feel truly seen and heard by someone else?

Imagine being heard with a deep level of compassion and acceptance.
Imagine being heard, with no agenda or prejudgment.

Imagine being heard and accepted for who you are, seeing you as whole. 
Imagine the feeling of connection that is possible.

I Liberated Myself by Sharing My Deepest Secrets

It can be so scary sometimes to share your deepest secrets and your wildest dreams.
It can be downright frightening to share our biggest failures or most challenging fears

Where do these feelings come from?

It is the worry of what someone will say or think,  the standards of society that have become deeply jaded by the effects of things such as social media.

Write Yourself a Love Letter

Do you practice self-compassion? Do you treat yourself with care and love when you have come across your own mistake or fault? 

This consists of:  
Being Kind to Yourself - Be gentle and understanding rather than being hard on yourself or overly critical.

Creating Momentum for Lasting Change and How I took a Chance on Myself

Think of something that you have wanted to do, but have not take action on. What was it that help you back? 

What held you back is your story. This is something that you have been telling yourself to keep yourself safe. Your subconscious mind learned at one point in your life by doing this, it was the right thing to do, but not it is time to tell it Thank you, but I am going to be OK! 

Why Being too Busy is Stealing Your Happiness

It has been commonly accepted to be super busy. It is almost a standard part of the conversation. I used to think I was partly because I lived in the hustle and bustle of New York City, but I was wrong. 

I have clients all over the world, and we are just SO busy all of the time.

Are you Living on Auto Pilot

Your life may be safe, you are responsible
You are known as dependable
You are well planned
You have each and every step of the way perfectly calculated

4 Ways to Know if You Are Experiencing a Lack of Self Love

When you are experiencing a lack of self love, you feel down on yourself possibly even doubting your every move.

Some ways that you can recognize that an increased implementation of self-love is needed is to look for the following 4 suggestions. (read article)

7 Ways to Ignite Your Inner Sexy

Do you have days or periods of time that you feel off your game? 

I get it. Here is one of my daily tricks! 
I work from home, and sometimes it is so easy to just stay in my PJ's. Where would that get me, other than sitting down with my coffee and watching tv?