are you one of the crAzy™ ones?

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“Here’s to the Crazy Ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world – are the ones who DO!” ~ Apple Computers ~

the golden invitation

“what an incredible privilege it is to be invited to walk alongside a child, to travel with them and experience the journey of one who is preparing each day to fulfil their unique place in the world; this it what it is to be a parent.” ~ Tania M Adams

thanksgiving and gratitude

“To be able to experience gratitude for even the toughest of situations automatically shifts us into a space of joy and anticipation of the endless possibilities that life has to offer.”~ T M Adams

One Day….excerpts from an unpublished blog

A little over a year ago, I realised that although my role as a coach was to inspire people to live their dreams, my own wish list was not complete.  It was time to walk my talk!

 “April 8, 2010 

I have a list, a list of things that I have always wanted to do, that I keep saying I will do …one day….Today I decided to make one day…now day!  And now I am daring to go for making my dreams a reality, so that others can see it is possible for them too!”

I examined the list; it was limited to things that I would be annoyed about if I died suddenly and hadn’t done even though they would have been possible.  Some were complete, some untouched, and some partially complete, none impossible.  I committed to tick everything off as soon as possible.

At first I was excited, and then I panicked! Suddenly, I felt vulnerable and exposed.  Those unfulfilled wishes defined me; they gave me something to talk about, they allowed me to live in a fantasy and not have to commit to anything in the now, they created the illusion that I was moving towards something.  As long as the wishes were unfulfilled I didn’t have to risk failing or think of the next level to work towards, they were my comfort zone, my self imposed ceiling of achievements.

 “April 9, 2010

This commitment to making it happen has brought up all sorts of anxiety.  I keep wondering what I will do when I have achieved everything on my list.  I realise that we keep the “one day” list just that because we are scared of what will happen when we have what we want.  What will be left to do, to dream for?  And suddenly I see that if I get these things done, I get to choose new cool stuff to work towards.  Yeeha!

Today I called the piano teacher.  First lesson is booked for 14 April.    

I have also made a decision to move to the sea. We’re off to Port Alfred in July.

The crAzy™ challenge for you today is to dust off your list, commit to completing it and to a completion date.  Figure out how, get a coach if you need to and get cracking!

Imagine what dreams you can put on the next list once you have achieved these!

 Much love,

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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

endless possibilities

“To experience life through a filter of gratitude sets in motion an energy that brings into our lives the qualities of resilience, joy and wonder at the endless wonderful possibilities available for the choosing.” ~Tania M Adams