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How You Can Take A Big Step Forward This Year

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela

Have you ever had the feeling that there is just “something more” – more possibilities – more things you are meant to experience and accomplish? It’s not that you’re not grateful for every single thing that you do have, it’s just that deep down, you know “this can’t be it”. There’s just got to be something more out there for you.

Well, if you have ever felt that way, then you understand exactly how I felt several years ago. Although I couldn’t really explain it clearly, something just felt “off”.

I now realize though that I am not the only one who has had this feeling that there is “something more”. There are so many different causes for this feeling depending on our particular situation – sometimes it stems from feeling like we’re not living up to our potential; or maybe we realize our primary relationship isn’t really working; or maybe we’ve been running through life year after year overextending ourselves and it has taken it’s toll; or maybe we continue to struggle with the same bad habits or financial issues; or maybe it’s something more subtle – perhaps we aren’t listening to that voice deep inside that urges us to believe in ourselves and go after those things we truly desire.

Whatever the cause may be, that feeling that something is not right just gnaws at us day after day. And, what I finally realized, is that we’ve got to do something about it. We can’t just let it linger and think that somehow it’s going to magically disappear.

We’ve got to figure out what’s working; admit to ourselves what’s not; and then most importantly make the necessary changes.

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The Very First Thing You Want to Do Now That 2013 Is Here

Have you ever gotten a sign pointing you in a certain direction? Maybe you were trying to decide how to handle a situation and then something caught your attention and you realized exactly what you needed to do?

These signs can literally change the course of our lives — and that’s exactly what happened to me about three years ago. In fact, the sign I saw was an actual sign (pictured to the left) and it was a little nudge from the Universe reassuring me that it was okay for me to quit my job and start The Possibility of Today.

I saw this sign while I was on a business trip in Chicago, which normally is a great city to spend a couple of days in, but on that day I was having one of those “blah days” and feeling less than thrilled to be on the road again.

I had been travelling non-stop and had my fill of airports, taxis and late night room service. It’s not that there was anything specifically wrong with my job, but the feeling that I should be doing something different with my life was continually in the background.

My lack of clarity was frustrating and weighing pretty heavily on me – especially when I was alone on the road.

Although the number of days when I felt uninspired had steadily grown for several years and I knew I was absolutely on the “human hamster wheel,” every time I thought about actually quitting my job, I always decided it was just not the time.

My mind had become a master at recycling the same thoughts over and over again. I am too old to make a career change. I need to be practical. We have bills to pay, a mortgage, car notes, school tuition, childcare, and so many other responsibilities. How on earth could we manage all of it if I quit my job?

I made my way to my hotel and assumed it was going to be an ordinary business trip, but then I looked up to see this sign in my hotel room – reminding me of George Bernard Shaw’s famous quote- “Life is about creating yourself”.

It’s almost unbelievable that this sign would be in my hotel room, isn’t it? That’s why I took a picture with my cell phone. Even to this day, I love looking at this picture because it is a perfect reminder of the moment when everything changed.

I had been feeling so unsettled, wanting to leave my job and there I was, in a random hotel room in Chicago with a sign staring me in the face telling me exactly what I needed to hear. Urging me to take action. I was trying to figure out if the message really was just for me. Maybe every room had the same sign. I had always believed the Universe sent subtle signs and we are often pointed in the right direction, but this one felt too obvious.

However, despite all the questions running through my mind, it was at that exact moment when I felt things shift. Seeing that sign was a moment of clarity because it strengthened what I always wanted to believe – that life really is about creating yourself and I really am supposed to take advantage of my ability to create the life I want to live.

I knew I wasn’t supposed to settle and decide that “it is what it is”. I was not only allowed to rethink what was possible for my life, but that was exactly what I was meant to do.

It was a little less than one year later that I ended up quitting my job and going after what I really wanted. I can honestly say it was one of the scariest and best decisions I ever made.

A New Year Filled With Amazing Possibilities

And, since it’s the beginning of 2013 and a great time to start getting serious about your desires and ambitions, I thought I would share this story in case you are considering making any type of changes in your life.

“Life is About Creating Yourself” is a truth that is meant for all of us and sometimes it helps to hear someone else reassure you that you are absolutely meant to live the life you always dreamed about – and, you are.

One of the most important things I have ever learned was that if you have a feeling that there is something more for you, it’s there for a reason and you’re meant to find your way to whatever it is you really want for your life.

Maybe it relates to your profession or a relationship, or maybe there is something you’ve just always wanted to accomplish. Whatever it is, TODAY is the perfect day to start getting serious about going after it. And, if you’re interested in following the same 7 steps I always follow to accomplish anything, I am putting the finishing touches on my new course and am so excited to be able to share it with you in a couple of weeks.

But, for today, just start rethinking what’s really possible for your life.

The Possibility of Today

1.  Spend some time daydreaming and for just a little while, throw ‘being realistic’ out the window. There is nothing too big or too small. Think about what it is that you really want for your life. What is your ‘something more’?

2.  Write down at least five possibilities. Your list can consist of big things and small things. The only thing that matters is that they are all things you really want for your life. When you think about how you really want to live what specifically is missing?

3.  Pick One and Commit. Now that you have your list, pick one thing and commit to pursuing it. Put together your plan and start leaning in the direction you really want to go. Commit to taking a step everyday -even if it’s just a babystep.

Live Today Better than Yesterday.

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10 Life Lessons from 2012

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Dear past,

Thank you for all the past lessons you have given me.

Dear future,

I’m ready now.

Can you believe another year has gone by? We are literally days away from 2013. Have you heard the theory that life speeds up as you get older? “As we grow older time seems to condense, speed up, and elude us.” Douwe Draaisma

Has this been your experience this year?

I know it’s been mine and that’s why at the end of every year I like to just pause and think about the year – all the things that happened and most importantly all the lessons that came my way.

And, whew … there have been so many lessons this year. I almost don’t even know where to begin and it seems almost impossible to narrow all the lessons down to one list – but, as you may have already noticed, I am all about lists.

So, here it goes … [Read more…]

59 Excuses to Make Sure You Don’t Make in 2013

“Where the heart is willing, it will find a thousand ways. Where it is unwilling, it will find a thousand excuses.” Arlen Price

We are only 18 days from 2013 (give or take a few days depending on when you’re reading this). Can you believe it’s practically 2013? The year has flown by – hasn’t it?

What a year it’s been. I know for me this year has been filled with so many changes, challenges, curve balls, ups, downs and of course my favorite things – possibilities. And, when I look at just about everyone else around me, I see that these exact same things have played out in their lives as well.

In fact, so much has happened this year, that I feel like I can’t even remember January. It feels like ages ago. Is it the same for you too? [Read more…]