Creating Your Legacy Starts Today!

My new program, 7 Steps to Creating Your Legacy, debuts today! I can’t wait to see what the participants do with the materials – what they consciously choose to create in the world, how they decide what they want their impact to be and in what manner they’ll carry it out.

Watching all that unfold will be magical!

And the program itself is brand new, so it will be a creation unfolding as well – with the added energies of the group members.  Beginning any new process always carries with it excitment “with an edge …”  That’s how it is with the process of creation, and we’ll all be in that together adding the potential for the experience of some great synergy.  This pioneering group of leaders will be taking action that makes changes in the world – we will have our own “butterfly effect” (maybe many of them).  So exciting to see what that will be.

Right foot, left foot, one at a time begins the “journey of a thousand steps” that any significant project includes.  Will keep you posted on how it all unfolds.  If you want more information, please feel free to contact me!  Here we go …

Powerful Women

I got this email today, twice before I responded to it.  It was one of those chain things that asks you to pass it on.  And usually I don’t (especially when they have some superstitious warning in them!!)  But I liked this one.  It said:
I am supposed to pick 12 women who have touched my life and whom I think would want to participate. I think that if this group of women were ever to be in a room together, there is nothing that would be impossible. I hope I chose the right twelve.  My hugs, love, gestures and communications hopefully remind you how special you are.
Please send this back to me. Remember to make a wish before you read the quotation. That’s all you have to do. There is nothing attached.
Just send this to twelve women and let me know what happens on the fourth day. Sorry, did you make a wish yet? If you don’t make a wish, it won’t come true.
This is your last chance to make a wish!…
“May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts  that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.”
Now, send this to 12 women within the next 15 minutes. And remember to send this back. I count as one… you’ll see why.  Suggestion: copy and paste rather than forwarding it.

But I had to include this note:

This found its way into my email today, coming in from somewhere else as these email things do. Generally I don’t participate in them, but I liked this one.  So my apologies to anyone who dislikes this sort of email; I’m truly not sure if you’d want to participate or not.  

I just liked the idea of including you and telling you so, because if I ever needed to do the impossible and had to assemble a group of women to make it happen, I would definitely get you in the room. And I’d include my mother, but she’s not on email.

So here it is, do with it what you will if anything other than read it.  As for the ‘you’ll see why,’ I’m thinking we may or may not see why, but just knowing you’re thought about as special and powerful may well be enough. I enjoyed recognizing my connection to you in this way.  If you receive duplicates, I guess that shows just how special and powerful you really are.  On that score, I’m glad it made its way to me at least once! 

And truth is, I sent it to more than 12 women.  On that score, it made me realize how many incredible, powerful, capable, strong, trustworthy and loving women I know.  I’m glad of that – and of their presence in the world doing great things.  I see the “legacy power” in what they each are able to change for the better in their own spheres of influence. That makes me glad.

It also spurs me into action on my quest to help more of them exercise more of that power in greater ways, for the benefit of an improved planet.  Call me a dreamer, but I think if we all dreamed a little bit bigger for better and better outcomes, rather than status quo, maintaining vested interests, and keeping things as they are (okay, I know that’s a bit redundant, but it seems to be a pattern humans persist in) we really could improve a lot of things.  And I see the positive thinking, nurturing and collaborating power of women leaders — of all feminine thinking (no matter who’s doing it) — as a most important way in which such results will come into being.

So hear this: women leaders and those embracing the power of the feminine – it is your time to shine, to rise up, to make your voices heard, to get on with being more visible and building more projects in this world!!  You are powerful beyond measure, especially when you get together and create some synergy toward a goal.  And we know how to get together – another strength in the feminine – generally with really good food to fortify us for the road ahead.

Deliberately Seeking Assistance

Asking and actually being able to receive help, and an ability to share credit with the person providing it are three criteria that allow you to maximize power of working with a coach.

“We all need someone who can help us do what we already can.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are all in this together.  Working together we can create more through the power of synergy.  A coach holds you accountable so you get more done, but also supports your dreams and your work and helps you expand them.  That way the power of one is multiplied.

None of us are indispensible, which is a relief.  That realization allows us to make mistakes – which are simply learning experiences – and let go of some things altogether.  If you don’t do it, someone else will – if it needs to be done at all.  That’s not to say shirk your responsibilities.  But it’s okay to bow out of commitments you have made in a responsible way, too – and best to do so before you let them overwhelm you.

And not one of us is running the universe, which is a good thing.  The universe will continue to expand infinitely in accordance with the grand plan and design behind it.  You need only go with the flow of it, doing what comes most joyfully to you, seeking to feel better about each step you take as you take it.  That’s where your best efforts and creations come from.  Do you even know what they are?  A coach can help mirror your enthusiasm back to you, and help you recognize it and pursue more of what brings you joy.  The world needs whatever that is, and you definitely don’t need to be slogging through life experiencing anything less.