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April 30, 2012

Dancing with the Stars Not the Scars

Dancing with the Stars Ballroom Dancing

Dancing with the Stars Not the Scars. Tap into your #inner-power to transform negative chatter.

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Today I was reading an article from People Magazine about Cheryl Burke from #Dancing with the Stars. I was struck by the article title, Dancing in the Dark, for I love to dance and it sounded a bit romantic with Valentine’s Day fast approaching.

Well, it wasn’t romantic at all, but several things struck me. Here are some excerpts:

  • The shocking act of abuse may have robbed the dancing with the stars pro of her childhood, but it didn’t crush her dreams.
  • As a kindergartner Cheryl testified against her abuser.
  • Cheryl says, “Dancing is the one thing I can put my full heart and soul into and I’ll never get hurt by it.”
  • She insists, “All the trauma did not stop me from realizing my dreams. There’s no shame.”
  • “I may not be the skinniest dancer on the show, but I love my body.”

So much good stuff to ponder. BTW, she now has 10 seasons of DWTS experience and a growing business empire (including a clothing line and 2 dance studios).

Thought Morsel #1:
Cheryl did not allow what happened to her as a child to crush her dreams. Though along the way she made some poor decisions and bad choices in relationships. She generated the energy she needed to pursue and sustain her dreams.

Take-away: 
Don’t make excuses, accept the reality of situations and never give up on yourself or your dreams.

Thought Morsel #2:
As a kindergartner she testified against a pedaphile in a court where he was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Can you imagine doing something like that at age 4 or 5? I can’t. What incredible support she must have had from her family and personal strength to manage this.

Take-away: 
No matter how old you are, you can always do the right thing. And, be sure you surround yourself with a supportive network of friends and family.

Thought Morsel #3:
She found something to motivate her that she loved doing — she can dance her heart and soul away without worrying about anything.

Take-away: 
Give up worry and fear. Fear paralyzes your mind rendering you inert. Instead of complaining, discover what you are passionate about and then do it with all that you have. Play full-out.

Thought Morsel #4:
There is no shame, despite all the trauma.

Take-away: 
Wow, barely 26 and she realizes there is no shame in the truth, or in divulging the truth. She is not burying things that hurt her. Whatever voices may have been going on inside her head, she has managed to come away without shame and judgment on herself. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could (1) get in touch with all that negative chatter in OUR heads, (2) take CONTROL of it, and (3) come away feeling POSITIVE about ourselves?

Thought Morsel #5:
She says, “I love my body, even if I am not the skinniest dancer on the show.”

Take-away: 
Putting her energy into what she loved and became passionate about, surrounding herself with positive activities, perhaps getting coaching or counseling (doesn’t say), taking personal action she managed to come out on the other side feeling great about herself as a person, as a woman and a dancer.

We all have the power within us to transform the negative chatter that can destroy our self-esteem, self-worth, motivation, energy and dreams. It is merely a matter of tapping into it… being willing to go there to all the light and dark places alike.

2/2/2011

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April 30, 2012

“Meaning Making Machines” Can Choose Now vs. Then

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#Meaning-Making-Machines. What keeps us in ineffective jobs, careers, relationships that makes us inert; unable to make chg

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Meaning Making Machine Success Strategies CoachingI am always amazed by people’s reactions when they are let go or laid off from a company. Quite often the person has a sense of entitlement due to longevity at the company which presents itself in an angry response.  The meaning that is attached to the event often has little to do with the actual event.

I have heard people say things like:

“Oh, I have been here 3 years and they are letting me go and keeping you, and you have only been here 5 months!”

“Yeah, well good luck to you here working here!”

“Why are you letting me go? So and So doesn’t do any work, and you’re letting me go?!”

On Accountant said, “Well, I knew things were bad, but not this bad!” (and he took care of the finances. uh, duh.)

Personally, I was laid off from a computer parts manufacturer from inside the technical writing department. I was completely in shock when it happened, but admittedly, I knew in my core, deep down in my soul that it had been time to move on for a while. My intuition had been nagging me for months and I had ignored it until that moment presented itself.  Feelings experienced after being laid off range from shock, fear, anger, anxiety and depression.

What is it that keeps us in jobs, careers or relationships that makes us inert; unable to make a change?

  • What is it inside us that decides we “deserve” this job and we are “entitled” to continue to work there?
  • Don’t the employers get to decide what works to make their company a viable concern?
  • Don’t they get to determine whose skill set is what is needed at at this moment?
  • Isn’t it their business and their choice?
  • We haven’t put capital on the line, taken out a loan or mortgaged our personal lives to fund a business.
  • We haven’t gone and sought investors or drummed up clients to pay for the services or products to make the business profitable.
  • We have nothing on the line  — and yet — we feel entitled.
  • Hmmmm, there is something to coach around.

We all have comfort factors and build protective cushions around ourselves. We may even create our own reality about events that is far from the truth. Finally, we have a tendency to attach meaning and stories to everything that touches our lives.  Some would even go so far as to say we are “meaning-making-machines,” and we attach  meaning to everything that happens in and around us. Typically the meaning we attach has to do with the tape made by our”subconscious mind recorder” at some earlier time in our lives. Every time something happens our subconscious mind finds the matching tape and automatically plays it — whereupon we react once again to it!  We have incredible minds and our mind does an amazing job of “protecting” us by recycling old tapes over and over again in an attempt to protect us.

As thinking people, we have a choice — we can allow our mind to continue its reactionary responses (which may or may not serve us) or we can make a different choice NOW.  When the subconscious response is triggered we can choose to allow the reaction or respond differently. We have a new opportunity to change our frame, to change our programming.  Our responses have been with us forever, does that make them accurate?  Does a longevity mean it serves us and is is viable today?  That is the big question we get to ask ourselves:

“How is this response pattern working for me today?”  “Is it serving me?”  “Am I in congruence with this response?”  “Is this a response I want to have?

We become very comfortable, perhaps even complacent in our lives and actions.  Often we just stay put and don’t move into action

  1. when we feel we should
  2. when our gut and intuition is telling us to move or run
  3. because we are comfortable, fearful, or have no idea what to do next.
  4. We have no plan and can’t seem to put a plan together, so we stay and wait for the inevitable, which comes to our dismay.

Today is a good day to assess and reassess your reactions not only to a stressor like being laid off, but to the ordinary stimuli, life and relationships in our daily lives.  When you find response patterns that are not serving you move into action to change things to improve your lives.

2/3/2011

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April 29, 2012

What About the Experts?

About the Experts Life Coaching Success Strategies for Life

What did we do before there were #experts everywhere? Experts know what they know. But they DO NOT know you! It is critical to distill a true sense of who you are as an individual, to be your word, to do your best daily, to clearly see yourself for who you are!

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About the Experts and life coaching success strategies for lifeWhat did we do before there were experts everywhere?

I don’t know, but I’d like to think we got along quite nicely without them. That we lived full, satisfying, gratifying lives of no regret.

We have become a society of experts, know-it-alls, do-it-yourselfers, SEO experts, business experts, marketing experts, financial experts, landscape experts, medical experts and so forth. You get it —
experts from all walks of life.

I don’t really mind experts who are truly experts—what I mind is being sold an “expert” and getting in return an ordinary “Joe Blow!” That’s just wrong!

Experts know what they know. But they DO NOT know you! It is critical to distill a true sense of who you are as an individual, to be your word, to do your best daily, to clearly see yourself for who you are!

You have all YOUR answers inside you and know what is the best decision for you to make. You are truly the one who knows you. You are your own expert. You may be blocked or unable to see the answer and activities that are right for you. But, you are the key to your life.

A good coach helps you move past your blocks and limits by asking you clarifying questions and waiting for you to produce the answer from within and then help you implement strategies for success in your life.

Look in the mirror to see – not to admire and primp, but to see the true self reflected back.

Reflect, distill and know.

2-16-2010

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April 29, 2012

#RestaurantImpossible Transformational Principles Can Teach Us How To Transform Ourselves

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#Restaurant-Impossible Transformational Principles Can Teach Us How To Transform Ourselves. Wouldn’t it be awesome if someone could swoop in and and in 48 hours with $10,000 transform our lives and thought processes?

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Restaurant Impossible Life Coaching Principles for Quick TransformationI have been watching a lot of “Restaurant Impossible” lately on the #FOODNETWORK for a couple of reasons:  (1) Chef #Robert-Irvine is attractive,  muscular, and hot — and  (2) for the intrigue – he is an “in your face” straight shooter, “take no prisoners,” tell-it-like-it-is, choleric magician who transforms failing restaurants in two days with $10,000.  It is always fun to see what he can do in two days and how close to the wire he cuts it!

Irvine uses his creativity, experience and resourcefulness as he descends on failing restaurants like a whirlwind  — moving and shaking everything up, interrupting all kinds of #behavioral patterns that are not working.  Irvine  transforms the menu, the interior, ramps up marketing, retrains management and staff — causing paradigm shifts for everyone.

One theme I noticed throughout each of the restaurant makeovers I watched is that he calls each and every restaurant owner to step up and to #be-responsible and accountable for where they find themselves (in debt and failing).  Irvine uncovers their areas of weakness — and in open, direct and authentic conversation addresses key weaknesses with management staff and owners,  asking them if they are ready to “step it up.”

Irvine wants to “teach” them what they need to know to run a successful business.  [He doesn’t just want to “rescue” them from where there presently are, he wants to teach them skills that will sustain them and cause them to be prosperous.]  Much as the saying, “give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, teach him to fish, you feed him for life.”

Irvine’s repeatedly themes are:

  • there are no clearly defined roles here
  • no one has any accountability
  • there is no one in charge, no one managing what is happening
  • you have to know what your costs are, what your money is buying and where it going
Irvine follows-up with the restaurant owners in various time intervals (3 month, 2 years, etc.) to see if “rescuing” them had any long-term stickiness.

 

Wow! Transformation by storm!

Wouldn’t it be awesome if someone could swoop in and 48 hours and $10,000 later we experienced transformed lives and thought processes?

I’m in.  Are you?

Surprisingly, the same transformational principles Irvine uses as he performs a restaurant makeovers are the same principles that can transform our lives:

  • we must have a clearly defined sense of who we are and what our function/role we choose to play in life
  • we must be personally accountable for ourselves, actions, words, and thoughts
  • we must be “in charge” of ourselves, our choices and our results
  • we must know what we want, why we want it, and how we will get it
So, too, must we  use our creativity, experience and resourcefulness to shake up and change our lives — interrupting old constraining patterns and core beliefs that no longer serve us.  In their place we can install tools that move us forward, change our perception and perspective of people and situations.

 

 

“We don’t have to be psychics to predict our future… all we need do is look at our past.”

 

Are you ready to interrupt non-serving patterns and behaviors and learn the skills and techniques you need to move you forward?  You have all your own answers inside of you!  Like Irvine, I want to teach you and share with you principles and success strategies enabling you to live powerfully with limitless choices.

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April 26, 2012

We Hear What We Want to Hear and Tell Ourselves What We Want to Believe

Life Coaching Phoenix: We hear what we want to hear - More importantly we create who we want to be

We are a funny people. We are wired to want to hear only good about ourselves. That wiring sometimes stops us from being in reality about what is so and creating what could be.

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Life Coaching Phoenix: We hear what we want to hear - More importantly we create who we want to be
I just received a joke in my email from a friend of mine. The joke goes like this:

A man’s wife had just bought a new line of expensive cosmetics guaranteed to make her look years younger.  She sat in front of the mirror, for what had to be hours, applying the “miracle” products.

Finally, when she was done, she turned to her husband and asked, “Darling, honestly now, what age would you say I am?”

He nodded his head in assessment, and carefully said, “Well, judging from your skin, twenty.

Your hair, eighteen.

Your figure, twenty-five.”

“Oh, you’re so sweet!” gushed the wife.

“Well, hang on,” he replied, “I’m not finished adding it up yet.”

We are a funny people. We are wired to want to hear only good about ourselves.  That wiring sometimes stops us from being in reality about what is so and creating what could be.

When we are not genuine with ourselves about who we are, who we are being and what we are “really” up to in life, we cannot create limitless possibilities, generate and manifest the success or abundance we are seeking.

Just as the woman in the joke with all the creams, she spent hours bathing herself in these creams in an attempt to cover or mask the reality of her age and physical condition.  So we, too, put up smokescreens and apply masks and blinders as to where we really are.

Only when we can breakthrough the self-emposed chains of our thoughts can we live into our limitless possibility.

What will it take for you to face yourself?  Will you need a guide, a confidant, a listener?

Step up, step into your life, grab it and run with passion toward your abundance.

 

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April 24, 2012

A Zipper Can Change Your Life, You Create Your Life With Your Thoughts

Gideon Sundback Changes the World with the Perfect Zipper - Life is like a box of thoughts

A Zipper Can Change Your Life, You Must Change Your Thoughts — Imagine that something as small as a zipper changed the world…Every thought creates something. Every action we take moves us toward something. We create our present. We create where we find ourselves. Let every piece of emotional and physical energy positively reflect your intention to [more]

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VIDEO:  Gideon Sundback is celebrated for perfecting the zipper today

A Zipper Can Change Your Life, You Must Change Your Thoughts

Imagine that something as small as a zipper changed the world, or the words of one rock n’ Gideon Sundback Changes the World with the Perfect Zipper - Life is like a box of thoughtsroll tune, or the prayers of one woman (Mother Teresa).  Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Gideon Sundback.  While Gideon did not “invent” the zipper, he improved the work of others by “perfecting” the zipper.

Sometimes our one single word speaks volumes of motivation and care that inspires others.  Other times we merely lay a foundation for someone else to perfect —  that later positively impacts our families, communities and world.

Whatever we find ourselves doing today, everything we do has meaning.  Every thought we have creates something. Every action we take moves us toward something.  We create our present.  We create where we find ourselves.  We create our possibilities.

Let every piece of emotional and physical energy positively reflect your intention to create purpose and meaning as you inspire not only yourself but others today.  Carpe Diem!

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Rhonda Robbins, speaker, teacher, certified life coach and NLP practitioner has been providing transformational life changing services and personality training to hundreds of individuals, businesses and groups for over ten years.  Rhonda owns and operates, Embrace Your Brilliance, and is available for one-on-one coaching sessions in person, on the phone, via Skype, Google Talk, Google+ Hangout or Yahoo Video Call. You can call me directly at 480-343-8700 or email me at yes@embraceyourbrilliance.co to set up a time for a session, or to ask a question.

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April 21, 2012

Investing in Stocks? Take Stock in Yourself!

Investing in Stocks - Investing in Yourself - Personal Empowerment - Life Coaching Phoeni

To be a winner in the stock market requires that you become a student and have knowledge of the market. The same is true for being a successful you.

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Whether you are investing in stocks and bonds, i.e., the stock market, your future or yourself it really all boils down to the same thing, doesn’t it? What is needed to be successful in stocks is the same thing needed to have a successful future and to be a successful you.Investing in Stocks - Investing in Yourself - Personal Empowerment - Life Coaching Phoeni

The common thread? Knowledge. You must really become a student of the market to have a chance of getting any return on your investment. The same is true of your future… your future depends largely upon what your are planning and doing now. If you gather the necessary knowledge NOW, you will have a successful THEN. If you do not gather knowledge and act upon it in a way which brings forth possibility, then all you have is now and what’s in now.

Being a successful and happy you depends also upon knowledge. Knowing yourself, who you are, what you want and don’t want. You must know what you what from yourself, from your life and from others!

Knowledge and knowing depends largely upon your ability distinguish what you learn. It is the distinctions that we call forth from deep inside us that focuses our desires and align us with what lies before us.

To obtain knowledge you must make the decision, take the time, utilize your intellectual faculties, distinguish and distill what is of importance and finally put into play that which you regard as meaningful and important to create the possibilities for your future successes and happiness.

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April 21, 2012

Are You Grumpy or Grateful?

Grateful or Grumpy - Which Are You

Are You Grumpy or Grateful?
Do you see the glass half full or half empty? Do you see life as hard? or Easy?

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Grateful or Grumpy - Which Are YouWe generally come from two places in life — grumpy or grateful. Which group are you in?

Do you see the glass half full or half empty? Do you see life as hard? or Easy?

It’s funny how we think we “got it.” At some point along the way in my life I realized that I framed every task and idea around the fact that my life was hard (perhaps harder than yours!)… and so everything in my life seemed hard, difficult and unnecessary. Even when I consciously started saying with my words, “My life is easy,” I didn’t really believe it in my core. It wasn’t until deep inside myself, coming from a place of gratitude, awareness and conscious intention that I determined that I have a “great” life, that my life responded by being great! Or was that just me changing my response to stimulus? Hmmmm, did you “get” that?

Recently a man I know who was having a particularly bad string of events in his life (mostly self-created, but nevertheless present) remarked, “Why would God make me be sick now when I just got a new job?”

He sees his life as “happening” to him, rather than him being the power “happening” in and to his own life. He believes in circumstances and events affecting his life and feels powerless — that things just happen to him. What he hasn’t grasped yet, is that he allows (maybe even invites) these events, people and incidents into his life with his attitude and behavior. Ever hear of the law of attraction?

Remember: Doing nothing is the same as doing something, both are an open invitation. If you do not take charge of your life, your mind, your goals and your future then life, circumstance and others do.

Live an intention life, intentionally.

If we do not take charge of our life and mind and decide we have a good life, one to be grateful for, we will be, well, er…. grumpy. No one wants to be around a grump, unless you are another grump trying to get a one-up!

There are many things in life that can happen to make us feel grumpy or disappointed, yet in all it is our response that reinforces and cements the assessment of what has happened; was it just more garbage or was it gold?

Being grumpy or grateful is a choice we make every day.

I prefer being around grateful people.

I prefer being grateful.

1/27/2011

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April 21, 2012

Best Career Choices By Personality Type

Personality Connections, Personality Studies, Understanding Your Personality, DISC System

Best Career Choices by Personality Type – What kind of job or career are you best suited for?

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Personality Connections - Personality Types - DISC System - personality theory
Different Personality Types tend to have distinct preferences in their choice of careers.  Below you will find a list of personality types and a list of careers that each personality types is well suited for.

 

The Star
(Sanguine)

Actors

Auctioneers

Beauticians

Broadcasters

Circus Clowns/performers

Coaches

Comedians

Con Artists

Entertainers

Evangelists

Event Planners

Firefighters

Flight Attendants

Hospital Workers

Insurance Agents

Interior Decorators

International Consultants

Leaders

Lifeguards

Master of Ceremonies

Peace Corp Volunteers

Pediatricians

Performers

Politicians

Preachers

Public Relations Directors

Public speakers

Receptionists

Recreation Leaders

Reporters

Retail positions

Salespeople

Secretaries

Speakers

Story tellers

Teachers

Telemarketers

Telephone Operators

Tour guides

Travel Agents

Wedding Consultants

 

Positions where they

have extensive exposure
to people

The Director
(Choleric)

Administrators

Army Rangers

Athletes

Blue Collar Workers

Boxers

Builders

Building contractors

Business Owners

Coaches

Construction Foremen

Construction Project Supervisor

Developers

Dictators

Director of Hospital/Clinic

Directors

Drill Instructors

Entrepreneur

Executives

FBI/CIA/DEA Agents

Fighter pilots

Foremen

Gangsters

Generals (Officers)

Lawyers

Leaders

Marines

Marketing

Medical Doctors

Military Officers

Motivators

Navy Seals

News Anchors

Police Officers

Politicians

Pastor/preacher
(though not as emotional
as the sanguine)

Private Investigators

Pro Athletes

Producers

Professional critics

Race Car Drivers

Real Estate Developers

Realtors

Sales

School superintendents

Speakers

State Patrolmen

Supervisors

Tax accountants

Teachers

Truck Drivers

The Audience (Observer)(Phlegmatic)

 

Anesthesiologists

Artists

Bureaucrats

Carpenters

Chefs

Chemical Engineers

Child Care Workers

Civil Engineering

Civil Service

College Department Heads

Computer Programmers

Counselors

Craftsmen

Customer Service Reps

Dentists

Department Heads

Diplomats

Drafting

Electricians

Elementary School Teachers

Engineers

FBI Agents

Flight Attendants

Forest Rangers

Funeral Directors

Homemakers

Human Resources Directors

Lawyers

Librarians

Local Government

Managers

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanics

Meeting Planners

Military service

Nurses

Painters

Pharmacists

Planners

Plasterers

Police Officers

Preschool Teacher

Real Estate Agents

Recreation leaders

Researchers

Sanitation Experts

School Administrator

School Teachers

Secretaries

Social Workers

Statisticians

Structural Engineers

Supervisors

Technicians

Tool & Die Experts

Truck Driver

Veterinarians

Waiters/Waitresses

Watch & Camera Repair

Writers

 

The Producer (Behind the Scenes)
(Melancholy-

 

Accountants & Statisticians

Acting

Architects

Artists

Authors

Bankers

Bookkeepers

Brick layers

Camera & Watch Repairmen

Carpenters

Chemical Engineers

Choral Conductors

Civil Engineers

Clerks

Composers

Computer programmer

Consultants

Craftsmen

Dentists

Doctors/Physicians

Draftsmen

Educators/Teachers

Engineers

Financial Analyst

Financial Planner

Finish Carpenters

Glass Blowers

Homemaker

Horticulturists

Hospital Administrators

Human Resources

Interior Decorators

Inventors

Journalist

Lawyers

Librarians

Long-range planners

Machinists

Mechanical Engineers

Mechanics

Military Intelligence

Musicians & Soloists

Nurserymen

Nurses

Performing Artists

Philosophers

Photographers

Pilots

Plasterers

Playwrights

Plumbers

Plumbers

Politicians

Preachers/Ministers

Professors & Scholars

Psychiatrists

Psychotherapists

Realtors

Sanitation Experts

Scientists

Structural Engineers

Surgeons

Theologians

Theoreticians

Tool & Die Experts

Web Designers

 

Composite listing created from several sources: The Color Code, Spirit Controlled Temperament, Personality Plus

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April 19, 2012

Dick Clark Died Today. I Felt Like Driving. Remembering. He Rocked Our World.

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Dick Clark Died Today. He Rocked Our World. I Felt Like Driving. Remembering. So, while we are forced to say goodbye to Dick today … we still have the opportunity to create a powerful present and an extraordinary future to live into. Let us rejoice in our being aliveness. Let us rejoice in our bounty and graces, our intellect, our health, our jobs, our children, our reach, our possibility.

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Dick Clark died today.  I felt like driving … remembering life.  I made a big looping route home today. I put the top down on my brand new 2006 Pontiac Solstice 2-Seater Convertible and I drove with my hair straight up, flying around over my head, with the radio blaring!  It was, indeed, a sanguine moment!

I drove through the reservation from Chaparral across to Alma School, South on Alma School to Baseline.  Picked up some papers. West on I-60 to the I-10 exchange.  I took the Baseline exit, driving west on Baseline hoping that the little store where the orange freezes were made fresh would still be open.

As I headed west I saw a lone “hold-out” to the old Baseline Japanese Flower Farms of years gone by.  It was kind of sad.  Instead of all the beautiful farm after farm of lovely flowers, there are strip malls, gated communities and apartment buildings lining the once vital tourist attraction. The South Mountain Flower Gardens that stretched along Baseline Road from 48th Street to 32nd Street are nothing but a memory in anyone old enough to remember.

Japanese Flower Gardens - Baseline Road, Phoenix, AZDuring the height of the Japanese Flower Garden’s glory days  (1950s to the 1970s)  the gardens were such an attraction that cars would drive along Baseline Road just to see their beauty and smell their fragrance.  The Japanese Flower Gardens were a landmark, a tourist draw and a tradition for many.  Now in the middle of suburbia is one flower shop, Mr. Nick Nakagawa’s Baseline Flowers.  It was sad.

Then I thought, “Hey, I am going to drive by my old house and see what’s up with that.”  It was horrendous.  When I saw what had happened to the house, I was certain my leaving to go to Cali in 2004 was the right decision.  The neighborhood was trashed even more than before, and house had these ugly oleanders for a hedge that looked quite dead.  The beautiful bougainvilleas on the side of the house completely vanished and were replaced with a tacky brown fence.  The beautiful orchid tree I panted remained.  There was no hint of a single surviving rose bush.  I was certain the house had served it purpose in my life and that leaving had served its purpose as well.

So back again driving west on Baseline, back to Dick Clark.  America’s Oldest Teenager.  How’d ya manage that, Dick?  What a great way to be remembered.  In all these years, I have never heard any “dirt” about Dick Clark.   I thought about him while listening to all the oldies and all the kind things that everyone was saying as they called in to the radio.  The sun was setting, it was cooling down.  I thought, this is the way a life should be remembered.   We won’t all be remembered on radio, TV or the internet … but what kind things will people say about us?

Have we lived our lives with purpose and meaning in ways that have impacted others for good?

Have we been responsible for the gifts and talents we’ve been given, have we used them for connectivity and community?

He rocked the world with music, fun, energy, and love.  

How are we rocking our world, and the world around us?

Then, I had a personal self-coaching moment, in which I said to myself (back again to how leaving for Cali served me), “We all have memories and behaviors that have served us at some time in some way in the past, and they really did work for our good at that time.  Maybe it was when we were five and we decided we’d never speak up again, so we wouldn’t get into trouble.  Or maybe we decided we would never be alone again because it was too scary.  But the truth is, that not every decision we have made is still valid, or necessary to protect us.  As thinking adults we GET to decide if never speaking up again is serving us today, or it being afraid of being alone is still serving us today.  The really cool and freeing thing is … we get to choose … we get to decide what works for us now.

And, for me, I know that leaving that house in 2004 and going to Cali and living in a hostel for 8 months, and re-careering in Cali served me.  I am a far better individual for it.  A far more enlightened person.   A far more global person.

So, while we are forced to say goodbye to Dick today … we still have the opportunity to create a powerful present and an extraordinary future to live into.  Let us rejoice in our being — our aliveness.  Let us rejoice in our bounty and graces, our intellect, our health, our jobs, our children, our reach, our possibility.

Live Long and Prosper, My Friends.

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I am always available for one-on-one business or personal coaching sessions in person, on the phone, via Skype, Google Talk, Google Voice or Yahoo Video Call. You can email me at rhonda@embraceyourbrilliance.co to set up a time for a session, or to ask a question.  Text to: 480-343-8700.

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