Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I'm now on to my 26th book of the year Dr. Wayne Dyer's "Inspiration - Your Ultimate Calling" and only a few chapters in and I'm devouring it! I truly love Dr. Dyer and can't wait to hear him speak 'live' when I'm on my cruise.
I can't express how much the readings make a difference in my life as I learn more about changing and creating the life that I want to live. When Peggy McColl spoke at our event last Thursday, she said her mentor was Robert Proctor and that at the age of 19, she attended one of his seminars, sat in the front row and he said something that changed her life then... and that after that she became a 'self-help' addict and couldn't get enough of the self-help books and resources, attended conferences/workshops/seminars. This is what I am living! Listening to her speak of her journey from where she came to who she IS today was truly inspiring. I know that nothing is Impossible!
One of the tools she spoke about was setting out a Life Script which I am piecing together. Parts of what I see happening for me in life are:
1. To live by an ocean front, to walk the sandy beach every morning, night
2. To have a job that allows for me to travel (perhaps become a speaker/ teacher)
3. To help others reach or live the life of their dreams, to inspire, to motivate
4. To have a soulmate relationship
5. To be a healthy SParker for Life!
With every new day, I affirm the great things that exist in my life and know that I am attracting more. Practicing gratitude for the wonderful experiences, people and gifts in my current life, I trust in all that is good.
My life has been very busy lately, but it has also been very blessed with amazing gifts! The old me still lurks here and there, trying to let some of the old anxiety, fear in, but the new me refuses to let that in and I am determined to keep my focus on the positives!
1. Walk at lunch time
2. Eat healthy meals
3. Go tanning tonight
4. Make contact with SP Friend to make plans to go to the gym together
5. Organize my IAAP 'stuff' (make room for an IAAP area in my basement to stay clutter free)
6. Do a mini-workout downstairs (20 to 30 mins) (haven't used my wonderful room in so long)
7. Read more of Dr. Dyer's book!
Cheers to lucky 7!! Getting things DONE!!!
Monday, September 13, 2010
It's a new week and I'm ready to put the focus back ON by making the most of each moment... Today's daily motivator is another great one about doing just that (I recommend you read it because as we reach and strive for our SP goals - we at times forget about this)... greatday.com/motivate/index.html
I have not blogged in a few days, which is not like me but I was somewhat 'lost' in time and focus. My Friday workday got cut short as Trista stayed home sick with a migraine (a headache that started 2 days before and developed to a full blown migraine on the third day). After calling the pharmacist and checking to see if her thyroid supplement might be the cause, she suggested I bring her in to see the doctor. Of course we don't have a family physician so we went to the clinic and did see a nice doctor who was surprised by the dosage prescribed to her and cut the dose in half. I hope that will help and we will have to go back in 6 weeks to get it re-checked (unless more symptoms show up again).
Then on Saturday I spent the day running errands, hoping to get to some cleaning, but by the time I was done doing errands I was pooped. TOM was visiting full force and my body was feeling it so I spent the rest of the day with the girls. Trista had a friend over (I was so glad she was finally feeling 'back to her nomal self' and happy to see her have a friend over for a sleepover).
I ended up going to help out SP Friend JL_FLEURY who ended up having a difficult day... but so happy that I was able to be there for her. It was one of those 'crazy driver days' and I myself wanted to park it because everyone seemed to be driving like there was no tomorrow. Unfortunately, Jodee got the real brunt of this as she was struck by some guy driving way too fast... Thankfully she is ok and I'm confident things will work out as they should for her.
We all hit or get hit with bumps in the road but the important thing is to keep our FOCUS ON! On Friday I was informed of something that really kind of took me by surprise in that some of my 'passions and actions' of volunteer work were not being viewed in a positive way, but rather being viewed as though I had too much time on my hands and not busy enough with work ... The old me would have been very upset by this revelation, but the new me sees it for what it is... coming from someone who is at a different place and perhaps experiencing their own stressors. So with this I will look at setting proper boundaries and balance around my own enthusiasm with my volunteer roles (as not everyone is as gung ho as I am).
I spent most of the morning thinking about how to do this and well as the motivator says, I'm going to make the most of each moment, yet not worry too much about what's next.
On the SP goal front, I am putting away the scale until the end of the month! I know I'm up from my weekend and yesterday's visit with my sister was great (she came by to visit here for the first time in 2 years - right after I just moved). I made a wonderful dinner and we were all 'stuffed' but in a good way. TOM is over and it's time to get back to my workouts. I didn't get one in this morning and not sure about a walk at lunch give the weather forecast, but I know I will DO something today. I have to check with SP Friend ABUSEDIT to see if we can make a date to get out to the gym this week. I am giving myself to the end of this month to see if I will keep my mmebership or cancel.
I hope to weigh in at the end of the month and be in 150Ville (I was soooo close). I need to keep my focus on the cruise in January and how I want to feel. Moment by moment, we must make the most of the NOW we have in our hands! Let's do this SP Friends!
Friday, September 10, 2010
Well friends, last night is another one for my 'record books'! I got to the meeting very early and read my notes for my presentation (or shall I say 'chairing' of the meeting). I looked up and there was Peggy McColl who also got there relatively early. She said hello and gave me a hug! What a wonderful lady! Down to earth, approachable, fun and truly inspiring! In my book's biography www.passwordsthebook.com/volume-2-au
thors/?authorID=28 , I wrote about how she inspired me, and as a gift for the event, I gave her a copy of the book. I explained how her particular book "Your Destiny Switch", to which she was speaking that evening, had truly opened so many doors for me! It was from that book that I found out she lived near us and I contacted her and the rest as they say, is history!
Her presentation was very well received and as I listened to her name off the famous people she new including Bob Proctor, the Hay House, Dr. Dyer, Mariane Williamson, and more, well I was in awe! As she relayed her story of how she got to where she is, I could see similarities in my own path and this was truly an amazing experience! Like her, as I have made changes in my life by stepping out of my past 'emotional' prison, I have become somewhat of a self-help 'junkie' and devouring books! I bought more of her products yesterday - some of which I already had, but thought I could give to friends as gifts.
My experience in chairing the first meeting went off really well, despite a few technical challenges... the new meeting format was well received and the meeting ended at a decent time 8pm and allowed for people to then purchase products from Peggy. I was happy to see the interest in support of her in this way as our speakers come to speak free of charge... so this is a way of paying it back. Hearing all of the appearances she makes all over the world, on radio shows and all she is involved with through her website, well I was truly honored to have her come out to speak to our chapter and to make specific comments about my own actions last night. If any of you wish to visit her amazing website, as it has many great tools you can use, visit it at www.destinies.com
I want to send a special to SP Friend JL_FLEURY for coming out to support me in person! I think we all walked away with some ideas to re-spark our intentions and goals with some of Peggy's very specific action items to try out!
The membership was also very supportive and I got great feedback after the meeting to say "GOOD JOB"... and that was absolutely great! Surprisingly I wasn't too nervous up there and I know it can only get better from this point forward! Everyone is looking forward to our October meeting with guest speaker Jennifer Clark (who was one of the first to be certified as a teacher by Doreen Virtue). For the People in Ottawa I would highly recommend you consider coming out - it will be on October 14th and I will send you an e-mail as it's also our 'Information Night' ... but the topic is one we can all handle hearing more about: "Awake to YOUR life Purpose" where Jennifer will provide us with some concrete tools to get on the right path to living an amazing life!
It's now Friday and I'm going to give my 110% to work as it's super busy there as well! We had our ceremony yesterday whereby we reveal our new president's picture and as he spoke, I was again grateful, for being part of such a healthy, positive, "fun, fair, and flexible" workplace! For this reason, I am doubly blessed!
What more can a girl ask for you say?! A great work life, great family life with wonderful daughters, great friends here and through my volunteer activities... Alas, I have loads of love in my life and I know the law of attraction keeps giving me more!
Thanks to all who commented on my blog since my return... I'm still working on getting caught up on e-mails but will get there by Saturday once the work week is over. Come Monday - it will be the new SP week and back to my commitment to exercising. Here's to hoping the sun shines today so I can go out for my lunchtime walk - something I haven't been able to do in about a week!
TGIF Friends! ENJOY the day and beauty ahead!
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