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the value of surrender

Have you ever wondered what it means to “surrender to love”?

To surrender is a choice made from awareness.  It is a choice to go there even though the reality is that you could get hurt no matter how perfect you try to be.  That is the reality of any relationship even perfect ones till death do they part, that hurts.

So, to surrender to love is to consciously choose to risk yourself because you want to, because the reality of relationships is if you don’t surrender you will still hurt.  In fact the hurt is virtually guaranteed because we live from assumption and taking things personally when we have not surrendered.  Surrender is about you, it is unconditional.  It is not about the other; it is personal, a personal choice, path and journey.  It is a choice to experience the bliss (even if it is temporary) of a self fully surrendered.

I wonder what would happen if we stopped trying to control love and simply surrendered to it…

Much love,

The crAzy™ power of coaching

Inertia is the tendency of an object in motion to remain in motion, or an object at rest to remain at rest, unless acted upon by a force.  Described by Sir Issac Newton’s first law of
motion, this timeless natural law applies not only to physical objects; it applies to lives as well.  The oft maligned comfort-zone, where many find themselves, is a colloquial description of the effect of inertia.

The trouble with staying in one place too long is that what was comfortable eventually becomes uncomfortable, numbing and stagnant.  When people fail to shift from the path and direction their life is taking, it is not out of laziness or a lack of ambition. When a person appears to repeat the same patterns over and over without successfully changing the results, it is not out of stupidity or ignorance. These situations occur purely because the laws of physics govern us all; inertia will keep us on the same path, repeating the same mistakes, until we are shifted by a force greater than the force of inertia.  The required force may come in the form of a great and unexpected upheaval or tragedy; a job loss, a death, an accident.  There is a greater force, however, that will act upon the effect of inertia in life; the force of commitment!

Anyone who has tried to take a corner in a car travelling too fast, or pushed a car that has broken down knows how much energy, focus and persistence it takes to change the direction of an object in motion, or create motion where none exists.

As I travel with my clients through their coaching journey, I never fail to be inspired by their courage to fully engage with the process and step outside of themselves in service of their commitment to create a new way of life, a life of abundance.  Through the force of their commitment, driven by the power of coaching, my clients take back their lives and create what they really want.  When I witness this, I am inspired by the knowledge that nothing in this world is impossible and I am reminded of the words of anthropologist Margaret Mead who said, “Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Much love,

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winter warbles

Have you ever wondered what to do when you hate winter?

Seasons are visible in all aspects of life, not only in the obvious changes in temperature, weather and foliage.  Seasons exist in our relationships, our careers, our bodies.
No matter how much we resist them, seasons persist in coming around!

Seasons are a powerful way to embrace different style of energy in our pursuit of completing goals.  Spring brings the energy of new starts, budding.  Summer bears fruit and blossoms.  Autumn is for harvesting and storing what’s needed for winter.  Winter
is about introspection, assessing and gathering energy for the Spring time.

I wonder how much power could be harnessed if we surrendered to the energy of each season as it comes around……

Much love,

a successful business

“Customers of successful operations love doing business with them!   In fact, customers love doing business with them so much that they will come back again and again simply because they enjoy the experience that they have, even when the products sold are unremarkable.”  ~ Tania M Adams

make a difference from where you are

“My crAzy™ challenge to you today, regardless of your position, is to commit to one new way of being or acting that will contribute to a culture of excellence within your organisation.  Persevere with it for the next month until it becomes a habit and observe the new results you create in the business – you won’t be disappointed!”~Tania M Adams

cultivating a habit of Excellence

Imagine being part of a business that grows itself by attracting and retaining new customers consistently into the future.  What would that do for your finances, your career and your family?

The distinction between successful businesses and others lies is the results they create; successful companies make more money, they benefit from positive word of mouth advertising, they have high levels of customer retention and they experience an increasing market share.  In short, they are more profitable, more of the time.

The biggest difference however, is the fact that the customers of successful operations love doing business with them!   In fact, customers love doing business with them so much that they will come back again and again simply because they enjoy the experience that they have, even when the products sold are unremarkable

Great companies actively create a culture of service excellence and delivery that draws an ever-increasing pool of new and repeat customers who love to do business with them today and in the future. 

An organisation’s culture is defined by its people, who they are and what they do.  It is the result of the sum total of the actions and behaviours, attitudes, outlook, values, moods, and most importantly the habits; those things repetitively done or said without being conscious of them, by each member of the organisation.  Excellence is everyone’s problem. 

Take a moment to look inside your business and see your defining habitual ways of being of.  Are you habitually happy, polite, ambitious, moody or irritable?  Do you find yourself habitually seeing the bright side of life?  Are the habits of integrity and accountability visible, or do you see habits of avoidance or finger-pointing your organisation?  Do you have a habit of going the extra mile?  What culture are you building right now within your organisation through your habitual ways of being?  What results do those habits cause?  Are they creating success or mediocrity for your business?

As Aristotle observed “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”  My crAzy™ challenge to you today, regardless of your position, is to commit to one new way of being or acting that will contribute to a culture of excellence within your organisation.  Persevere with it for the next month until it becomes a habit and observe the new results you create in the business – you won’t be disappointed!

Much love, 

 

 

 

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not part of the plan

Have you ever wondered how it ended up like this?

Do you ever have those days, when you look at your life in bewilderment and can’t quite work out where you took the wrong turn that brought you to a place in your life that you don’t recognise as ever having been part of the plan?  I know I do!

On those days we have a choice, we can wander around in circles trying to figure out what went wrong, taking it personally and punishing ourselves for getting lost, or we can take stock of where we are, determine what needs to happen in order to get back on track with creating the life we promised ourselves, and start moving forward again leaving the past behind. 

What do you choose?

Much love,