Why Time

Friday, January 29, 2016

Who are you in this moment?

Seriously, who are you in this moment? Are you defining yourself by how much money you have or don't have? Are you defined by your current rank-thinking that is the highest level you're capable of  reaching - does it even matter? Are you defined by your certifications, job title or past curriculum vitae? Are you defined by what your friends, soceity and family members say you are or should be? Are you defined by being a parent?

No matter what others say it will never have any impact on who you believe you are and can be in this moment. Until you decide to turn off the chatter from others you will never master yourself and your life. 

What fills you up with passion and gets you leaping out of bed? How can you be of service to others in this moment? What is the universe and your soul whispering to you? Are you paying attention because you really don't have much more time to ponder these questions so you can decide what you want most, take powerful action and start being it. 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

What will they say about you?

I often ask this question to people that I publish in Defyeneurs MAG - what will they say about you? How did you live your life. It often ignites and releases a lot of tears which is a sign that you are connecting with your deeper source. 

Starting with the end in mind is a great way to begin living my one precious life. Knowing that I have the power to create my way of being inspires me to help others do the same.  

How and where do you want to live? How do you want to feel the moment you wake up? What does the perfect day look like to you? What are you NOW writing in your gratitude journal every evening before drifting off to sleep? 

You still have time and a choice to let go of the energy of yesterday and focus on the present moment and what you now choose to be moving forward. This is where your true power lives in the direction that you plan on heading in. Today write out what they will NOW say about you. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

What actions align with your heart?

Life is so brilliant and so brief. If you are not on fire for what you are being then stop it right now! If you are not leaping out of bed each morning then stop what you are doing! If you are not feeling and experiencing the tremendous love that you deserve then it's time to make a change! 

What are you waiting for, someday? It's probably about to pass you by for the 90th time. When will you be ready to launch, to love and to feel everything? 

It's the actions that align with your heart that move you to the next level. It's the actions that are filled with great passion and purpose that will influence and create the meaningful outcomes in your life. You, me all of us are meant to experience so much more so today create the actions that truly get your heart pumping even for just a few moments. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Let go to let the love in

I love this THINQ question. How can I LET GO to let the LOVE in? Yesterday I shared a letter with the one I love. There were so many words that I had to share, energies that had to be released. We get tangled up from the daily TODO's -without seeing a way out of the knotted mess we've created. 

Sometimes it's easier to write a letter, first for yourself before sharing it with others. What do YOU need to say, first to yourself then to others? What will help you let go of what's holding you back from letting the love fill you up? 

Today, you can let go of the resentment, the anger, the jealously, the years of not being heard and the fear of being alone. You deserve to experience new levels of love and yes it's possible if you're willing to let go. When you let go you will be ready to let the love in. 

Monday, January 25, 2016

How will you know you've arrived?

What is your end goal, the prize and the treasure? What is it that you are seeking and more importantly what will give you peace and fulfillment? Most people won't touch this question for fear of the answer not revealing itself or worse it does.

When you know what you want and WHY you want it, your journey becomes more meaningful. When you fixate on the little flag 500 yards away it's gives you something to shoot for and it keeps you away from the hazards

Anyone who has ever acheived anything created a clear vision of what their arrival looked and felt like. When your vision is driven by a burning desire and ignited by your passion and purpose nothing can stop you. 

Without this GPS for your life chances are you will wash up where the wind takes you.  Arriving at your destination is a lot easier when you know what it is and it may have already passed you by. 

Today invest the time in getting clear WHY you're here and what you want most. Here's a clue - it's NOT simply to pay the bills.  Live with this question - 'How will you know you've arrived'?

Saturday, January 23, 2016

What do you savour about your life?

What you desire expands. It's the inspired actions that bring you the greatest joy.  You will discover that it's the simple things that you savour that bring greater richness into your life. 

For me it's as simple as grinding my beans for our morning coffee. It's sharing a glass of red wine with the one I love. It's sitting with a great book or watching one of my favorite movies. It's igniting the inspiration in others and seeing them take powerful action to create their desired life. 

Make a list of what you savour in your life. Make the time to treasure it everyday for it's your connection to your deeper source of joy.  

Thursday, January 21, 2016

What will be your greatest treasure?

How will you know you've arrived?
What is your final destination? Have you contemplated the depth of your journey in this lifetime or like most people, are you just surviving? 

We are all on a path seeking the only true emotion that binds us - love.  We all are seeking it and the path to happiness and fulfillment.  

Like most people, you've been searching for it all your life but most likely in the wrong places. The love that you deserve is not external. It doesn't come in a shiny box with a red ribbon. It doesn't come in a brand new car parked in a double car garage. This love does not come with the next promotion or rank advancement. The love you are seeking is your greatest treasure. 

Close your eyes and feel your beating heart and the energy of everything around you. Know that you are here now to make a difference. Your very existence is the greatest gift and without you a piece of this global treasure called humanity would be missing. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Who was your greatest influence?

I believe that everyone that enters your life is meant to teach you something about your life!  Long ago before this lifetime, you made an agreement with others and they are showing up exactly the way you need them to.  

It's hard to see it at first, however when you open your mind with this question in that moment, everything changes: 'What am I meant to learn from this person?'  

Everyone is a teacher. The most negative people in your life remind you of who you wish to surround yourself with. The unreasonable demands from others teaches you to respect yourself and to say no to the thousands of distractions.  The emotional triggers from your past reminds you to focus on who you are and the direction you are moving in.  The ankle biters that try and hold you down reminds you that you are meant to aim high and fly. 

Today, live this question - 'Who was your greatest influence' send them love and light, smile with your heart and know that you are on the path to creating and living your most extraordinary life. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

How will you love before you die?

It's not a typo - how will you love is the focus for this mornings WHY BLOG. You either live with love or fear. These two emotions cannot coexist. When you start to love everything that shows up in your life, you start to become the very thing you are seeking.  

Love is what binds us all as a species. We have been given the extraordinary ability to love one another. I'm not referring to standing in line on Feb 14 in the morning to pick out a valentine card for your significant other, I'm referring to a deeper and selfless love for your fellow human being. 

What do you need to embrace today to allow love to flow into your heart? What energy do you need to release that has been holding you back from experiencing new levels of love, first for yourself and then for others around you. 

Today, look into the mirror as many times as you can and tell yourself you love you. Love everything around you without expectation. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Challenge your way to fulfillment

In my 3rd edition of THINQ cards - I ask readers the following question: What challenges are you most grateful for? What discomfort had to happen to propel you to the place where you now stand? What failure had to bring you to your knees so you could stand up again and then again until you failed your way to success?  

We often overlook the power of adversity   within our lives as a catalyst for our greatest growth. These teachings and learnings are present everywhere in our past. 

Every great achievement ever realized was always on the brink of failure. The two are so closely related that it's often hard to distinguish. There's no doubt that there are things in your life that you have to quit in order to make way for the actions that have to stick. 

It's far to easy to stop yourself moving forward and allowing the opinions of others to influence how you will live and love your life. See every failure as a challenge and a step forward. Every action and every learning is moving your life forward. 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The jewel of this moment

Every moment is filled with a jewel. Sometimes it's hard to find it especially when you're conditioned to look to what's ahead. It's easy to miss out on the sensation of your senses. Even now as you skim through this BLOG your mind wants to take you to the next thing and then the next...  Don't get me wrong, having a clear vision for where you are going is so vital to your success but you'll only ever get there by concentrating on the place you now stand. 

For most people life is simply a string of  'next moments'. They will rush from one experience to the next all the while missing out on really living. 

Your time is now, here in this moment, this is who you are. You are not defined by your rank, title, karate belt or some distant goal in the future. Heck you don't even know if you'll be around when and if you catch up to that superfluous goal.  

When you commit yourself 100% to igniting all of your senses in the experience of this one moment, your life is taken to new levels. Practice finding the jewel in every moment by taking it all in NOW: What do you feel, hear and see? This is the jewel of your life - are you paying attention to it?

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

What are you ready to embrace?

Everyone can get to new levels when we open up our hearts. What do you need to embrace? It's different for everyone. Recognizing that you can't do it alone is the first step towards acceptance. 

The energy that you need to embrace is typically a result of what you have taken on alone your whole life. 

Embracing is synonymous with receiving. So many of us have gone through life thinking we need to have it all figured out. Our lives have become consumed with idyllic 2 storey brick homes, white picket fences nestled in utopian neighbourhoods. 

We've become ashamed to reveal our vulnerability as a sign of weakness. Instead of teaching our children the gift of discomfort as a catalyst for growth we instead shield them with the latest iPhone and gift certificates to the mall. 

When you live this question: what do I need to embrace - you will start to savour your life for you will start your journey towards really living. 

Monday, January 11, 2016

A Difference

You would be surprised how much of a difference you can make in someone's life. It doesn't take much energy, simply a thought, an intention and a gesture will do. It's the little things that we repeatedly do - that when come together create a thriving and coherent life. 

How can you make a difference today in someone's life? Who do you need to reach out to?  Whose Angel can you be? 

Instead of waiting for others to make a difference - be the difference maker! Instead of wishing that others would change - become the change. 

Each and everyone of us was given a gift of light at our birth. Our short journey here on earth is about igniting that flame and showing others the way out of the darkness and into the light. 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Let it flow

Stop resisting the greatness that lives inside of you. You have underestimated your true power your entire life. Perhaps you made a decision to play small so those around you would feel less so. The actual truth is ONLY when you shine you inspire others to rise up and do the same. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Play with it

As adults we seem to take our lives really seriously. Remember when you were a child, everything was centred around play time. You only did things that brought you joy. I have a saying-if it ain't fun don't do it! 

What is play time for you? For some it's cooking, for others it's creating little inventions, for me it's playing ping pong and bocce,perhaps play time is giving yourself permission to just blast off. 

Today, find a way to schedule in some play time, even if it's just for 30 minutes. Ignite your passion and just play with it. Don't have any expectations. Close your eyes, dream, wonder, and imagine.  Life's to short so just play with it.  

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Check the rearview mirror

I love the saying: 'Objects in the rearview mirror appear larger than they are.' It's necessary to look into your rearview mirror of your life from time to time - appreciating the teachers and the challenges that made you who you are today. 

As you strive to propel your life forward it's essential to spend most of your time fixated on the end prize directly ahead of you. The view outside your front windshield is far greater. 

[focus] on the few feet in front of you, gaze out into the horizon, trust in your Gps and your intention, know that allocating your time and energy looking forward will fuel your ultimate success. 

Let go of the past and occasionally glance over your shoulder checking your blindspot but never take your eyes off the beautiful view of your life. 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Lifting others up

You've often heard the saying: 'Help enough people get what they want and you will receive everything you want.' Think about what you are seeking right now.  Is it inner-peace, financial stabity, inspiration, health, happiness? 

Most people have a fear of asking the universe for what they want yet the whole path to getting what you want is first knowing what you want! 

When you become clear why you are here - you have the power to become the very thing you are seeking. This is where your true power lies in the ability to serve others with your unique gifts. When you reach out and inspire others you contribute to a new ROI for the world. Isn't that a world worth creating?