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November 27, 2012

We Choose to Be Homeless at 60

Phoenix Life Coaching, NLP Life Coach - Homeless Woman
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Embrace Your Brilliance Life Coaching Phoenix - Homeless WomanThis morning as I was driving to the office, I watched an elderly woman shrouded in a dark brown-black skirt, a dirty black-brown hoodie, with her bare feet encased in skimpy sandals navigating the crosswalk in front of me.  Her demeanor was downcast, she was hunched over and her eyes were focused looking down at the pavement. Drudging slowing across the crosswalk, I wondered if she would make it to the other side before the light changed.

I found myself asking the question:  What kind of choices do we make to be homeless and dirty at 60 pushing a shopping cart?  I tried to imagine why she found herself in this pathetic situation.  Obviously, she was sleeping somewhere dirty, there were large spots of brown dirt on her hoodie.  How did she get there? I heard a statistic once that many of the homeless people became homeless because they had been “put out” of mental institutions and clinics who could no longer afford to care for them.  I wondered, was she mentally challenged, or had she just made unfortunate choices.

Our lives are completely based upon what we believe and what kind of choices we make.  If we believe the “crap” we learn when we are young (i.e., “you’re not good enough,” “you can’t do anything right,” “you’re bad,”  “you’re wrong,” or “you’re stupid”) we can be debilitated for life.

Once we reach adulthood (18-24ish) it is our responsibility to make conscious choices:

  • To Get real with ourselves.  To look ourselves squarely in the eye and own who we currently are, where we are currently at.  Nothing is wrong here.  No judgment here… just an acknowledgement of the current status of ourself
  • To stop blaming others for our emotional, physical, mental, intellectual and financial condition
  • To take responsibility for ourselves, our career, and our life
  • To learn how to emotionally grow up, to have adult boundaries, to problem solve, to communicate our desire at an adult level and to stop acting like a “reactive” toddler
  • To create the life we want to have through conscious choice, goal-setting and planning
  • To surround ourselves with a support community … people who will build us up… tell us the truth … challenge us to rise above… people who model excellence, stability, peace and success
  • To avoid bad influences and “friends” who will “pull you down” or “keep you down”… to “run” when we see them coming.  To stay away from CRAZY and CHAOS.
  • To “be” or “become” the person we wish to be, and keep working on it until we arrive at that place/space
  • To get a dream big enough to make us cry.  If your “why” doesn’t make you cry, it is not big enough.
  • To learn from mistakes and make better choices. To quit beating yourself up feeling worthless and just realize you can make better decisions. To realize that life is one big learning process, and there is nothing wrong.  We are continually getting “feedback” about what works or doesn’t work.  Feedback is NOT FAILURE … it is just feedback.  Feeback is simply new information to add into our formula for next time.
  • To stop acting like the victim and instead “be” or “become” empowered
  • To find people, resources, books, seminars, professionals to help us answer questions and shift our thought processes
  • To quit WHINING and looking for “sympathy” or a “rescuer” and move into action on our behalf
  • To take full responsibility for all the results of our decisions (good results and not so good results)
  • To figure out how to change what we don’t like about ourselves, our attitudes and our life

I wonder, if this poor woman had just smacked herself on the side of her head when she was 24, not listened to the senseless rhetoric stored in her brain recycling itself to her detriment, where would she be now?  What kind of car would she be driving?  What kind of house would she be living in?  Would she be married and have children in college or busy raising their own children? She surely wouldn’t be drudging across the street in a dirty hoodie.

HOW ARE YOUR CHOICES WORKING FOR YOU?  ARE YOU WHERE YOU WANT TO BE RIGHT NOW?  IF NOT, WHAT ARE YOU WILLING TO DO ABOUT IT?

We are all one decision, one choice away from ruin.  We are all one step away from being homeless.  Some would say, “But for the grace of God there I’d be.”  Our decisions are the structure, the foundation that creates our life.  

Each and every single one of us has the choice to BE who we want to be.  Unfortunately, many of us are not willing to do the work.  And, yes, it is “work” to undo all the “doing” of the early years (especially when it wasn’t “done” well).  It becomes a lot of thankless work with seemingly small or little result.   Patterns are hard to break.  Patterns of thinking and behavior are ingrained very deeply into our core. Without a PATTERN INTERRUPT that is big enough, no shift is likely to occur.

Some of the quickest ways I know to cut through the crap and reprogram yourself are Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Hypnosis.  Why would you need these kinds of techniques and intervention?  Frankly, these techniques help you to reprogram at the unconscious/subconscious level where all the early programming is stored.  What will take you 5 years in traditional counseling may take 5 minutes or 5 hours instead when one of these techniques are utilized.

Anyone competently trained in these techniques, combined with an intuitive gift for coaching can help you slice through years of negative, unproductive behavior in a short time.

You, as always, are in the driver’s seat of your life and you get to choose which road you drive.

Your mission, should you want it, and decide to accept it … is to become an empowered person living with limitless choices and endless possibility.

Call today 480-343-8700 to schedule your EFT, NLP or Hypnosis session.  Have the life you want.  Be the person you think you are (for real).

June 25, 2012

10 Suggestions to Help You Resolve Conflicts

Conflict Resolution Guidelines for Life Coaches from Rhonda Robbins
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Conflict Resolution Guidelines for Life Coaches from Rhonda RobbinsWe all find ourselves faced with conflict at one time or another.  These suggestions may help you bring power and resolution to an upset.  Usually when we are confronted with a conflict our emotional responses are quickly triggered.

Find power and choice by employing these guidelines:

1. Timing is critical – it is unwise to attempt to solve conflict when emotions are running very high.  When you find yourself involved in an “emotionally-charged” confrontation or conflict with another, suggest  that you schedule a time to discuss and resolve the conflict.

2. Be Open and Honest – remember the reason you are having a conflict is because you both had a different idea or opinion about something.  When you attempt to resolve the conflict its helps if you are willing to listen carefully and hear the other person’s point of view. When you are not concerned with being “right” or “winning” you are empowered and open to other possibilities.  Being open and honest allows for compromise and resolution.

3. Share Common Goals – find the common ground.  Remember you are both seeking the same goal — a relationship win. This is not a power struggle.

4. Use Active Listening Skills – using active listening and allowing the other to speak freely without interruption sets a good basis for a win-win situation.  Acknowledge what the other person has said and indicate that you heard and understood them.

5. Avoid YOU Statements – Using you statements is inflammatory and suggests you are blaming the other person.  Using “I” statements sets an safe tone and allows the other to know how you feel when you speak in the first person, e.g.,  “I feel sad when we disagree”. “You” statements will get you nowhere fast and may escalate the situation.

6. Speak and behave in a calm manner – in combination with the other suggestions above, this helps move the discussion forward to resolution.   Seek a win-win outcome.

7. Allow for Breaks or Time-outs – when emotions become too strong, either person can request a “time-out.” A time-out is a better choice than allowing the conflict to escalate and become unmanageable.

8. Brainstorm Solutions – there is generally more than one way to accomplish something.  Together you can collaborate about possible solutions to the conflict.  Do not discard ideas as stupid, but rather employ typical brain storming strategy in which all solutions are noted, and let the good ones rise to the top through discussion.

9. Leave the Past in the Past – anything that is not connected with the current conflict should not be discussed.  Stay in the present moment with the current topic.  Bringing up the past does not help you when attempting resolving conflicts. Instead bringing up the past just gives you more than one topic or problem to try to resolve.  Stay focused and stay in the present.

lO.  Be Willing to Consider Compromise – Be willing to meet in the middle and to find comfortable, acceptable common ground. It is rare that conflicts end up on one side or the other.

 

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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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June 22, 2012

Did You Know There are 6 Types of Conversations?

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We use six different types of conversation daily.  What kind of communication is “best-serving” you?

1.  Sharing.  When we share, we communicate what we are thinking and how we are currently feeling.  It is essentially a snapshot of where you are right now.  Powerful people (including coaches) ask about how you are and what is going on.  This doesn’t mean that they want to listen to a diary of blow-by-blow events, usually a short, concise summary will be sufficient.  When people give quick superficial answers or go into long details both responses conceal who you are in this moment.  When people you are connecting with attempt either of these tactics ask them to be genuine in this moment and not give a report or an expected quick response.  Ask the other person to condense or expand the communication accordingly.  Candid, yet brief sharing is the goal.

When individuals connect in an authentic, deep way it is a rare and sacred experience and allows them to be fully present in this moment with you and others.  Take time for people … then listen, don’t fix or suggest actions, just hold the space for listening.  Let the other be and felt heard. Create a safe, neutral space in which the person can be heard.

Examples:

“My husband just got his promotion and now we finally have enough money to take our dream trip.  We are so excited.”

“My daughter was caught drinking alcohol on the school grounds with a group of her friends.  Can you believe it?”

Would “holding space” for your friend or client be empowering or disempowering for them?

2.  Debriefing.  This is the history (list of details) that you are asking to be shared since you last saw this individual (or client).  This is much like the 5 o’clock news.  The individual will give a clear and concise report of what has happened, who they saw, where they went and, importantly, what is working and what is not working.  Everyone benefits from debriefing.  In debriefing we get to celebrate our successes, forgive any mistakes, release the “junk” we have collected and set new goals.

Debriefing with a variety of safe people yields great results.  You will feel refreshed and free.  If you are uncomfortable debriefing to others trying using a journal, or a video or tape recorder.  Create some space for yourself away from the clutter and noise of the daily routine.

3. Clearing.  This is an emotional release by the venting of feelings.  This type of conversation enables us to “get things off our chests.”

Sharing tends to be brief, debriefing is a laundry list of actions, while clearing can fall in between being brief or lengthy.  Clearing, unlike debriefing, generally focuses on a single event or a couple, not a list of them.   Clearing focuses on the event and your emotional response to it.

Questions to elicit clearing include:  “Is there anything you want to say before we start our session?” “… before we begin our meeting?”  ” … before we begin our discussion about ______________?”

Clearing is a way to get “clutter” out of the way to have a more focused conversation or discussion.

4. Discussion and Debate.  These are the dominant forms of conversation in daily life.  This is the natural expression of opinions and views.  Discussion and debate work best when everyone is allowed to equally participate in it … when everyone is allowed to share the space and ’embrace their brilliance.’

For obvious reasons debate is not typically part of an effective coaching practice, while query and discussion are effective in coaching because the pauses and reflections allow for the ‘flow through’ of a deeper, more unexpected conversation.  Never force your opinion or ideas on another… resistance [and alienation] is an expected response.

Consider Socrates method of inquiry:  To create discussion and debate for the purpose of deeper thinking about common human conditions and challenges.

5. Teaching.  Teaching occurs both formally and informally.  We attend classes, workshops, virtual webinars and so forth for the purpose of being ‘taught.’  Informal teaching occurs when someone we are with knows something that we don’t and we want to know what we don’t know, we ask them to share it with us.

Sharing, debate and discussion typically occur within the construct of teaching.  Coaches, in particularly, are cautioned about becoming “a source of wisdom” for their clients.  Coaches all “know” the client has all the answers inside of themselves and becoming the key source for wisdom can disempower the client from their own knowing. However, teaching in a coaching construct can be effective in small doses.

6. The Coaching Conversation is a conversation in which the coach discusses what the client wants for the future along with ways to bring that result forward [without getting advice].

The coaching conversation may include things like creative thinking, generating multiple options, new behavior generators, problem solving and, in general, experimenting with different strategies.   Often you generate what you don’t want in order to define what you do want.

A successful coach is one who listens fully, giving occasional feedback, and permits the client to have a safe, neutral space in which to explore, examine and create.

 

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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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June 9, 2012

#EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique & Hot Yoga in the Park

Andrea Zavislak-Musungwa, Internationally Trained Life Enthusiast & Dream Enhancer
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July Special Events:Andrea Zavislak-Musungwa, Internationally Trained Life Enthusiast & Dream Enhancer

EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique & Hot Yoga in the Park with Internationally Trained Coach, Andrea Zavislak-Musungwa

I have a special friend who just returned from Thailand and India where she obtained even more training and will be visiting in July. She will be offering amazing trainings and classes. Mark your calendar now!

Andrea Zavislak-Musungwa, Internationally Trained Life Enthusiast & Dream Enhancer specializes in the Emotional Freedom Technique, Life Coaching, Hypnosis, Reiki, Thai-Yoga Bodywork, and Yoga.

July 11 – Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) – Releasing your emotions through tapping (active acupuncture) – 6:00 p.m.

During this EFT Session you will bring 3 or 4 items that you would like to work on – write them down or store them in your Ajna Chakra and during the session we will do a tapping process to release the emotions stored with these items. We will be practicing shared-benefits! Come prepared to feel an emotional release!!!! BTW – drink lots of water before the session to help move the energy. Suggested Love Donation of $10. RSVP here: http://ow.ly/bsqP6 
July 18 – Hypnosis – Building Confidence – 6:00 p.m. Build Your Confidence through hypnosis.

Your sub-conscious mind knows best…let it release your limitations, negative thoughts, road blocks, and limiting beliefs. Allow your sub-conscious mind to let you be the best you! Find your AWESOMENESS with more confidence! Suggested Love Donation of $10. Have Questions: Email andreazavislak@yahoo.com or call 404-429-0751. RSVP: http://ow.ly/bspI4

July 23 – You Yoga, Me Yoga offers: HOT Yoga in the Park! Dreaming Summit Park
Get your yoga on…this class will be a Level One/Two Class for everyone. This is a FREE or love donation class that will take place in the Dreaming Summit Park in Litchfield Park. The park is located in Dreaming Summit off of 134th/Rose Lane/Peck Drive. RSVP: http://ow.ly/bspUE

July 24 – You Yoga, Me Yoga offers: HOT Yoga in the Park! Dreaming Summit Park
Get your yoga on…this class will be a Level One/Two Class for everyone. This is a FREE or love donation class that will take place in the Dreaming Summit Park in Litchfield Park. The park is located in Dreaming Summit off of 134th/Rose Lane/Peck Drive. RSVP: http://ow.ly/bsoGf

Be well,
Living a powerful intentional life with limitless choices,
Rhonda Robbins

 

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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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May 22, 2012

6 Levels of Being and Awareness | Who do you be? —- Part I

6 Levels of Awareness and Being | Who do you be?

Who do you be in life? Who do you want to be in life? http://bit.ly/Kkd0ZC Are you happy being where you are being, getting what you got? Or, are you ready to make some real changes to GET what you want? Move past your current cycle of “stuck”. Get a powerful understanding of how your core values and beliefs impact your success every minutes of the day.

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Who do you be in life? Who do you want to be in life? Are you happy being where you are being, getting what you got? Or, are you ready to make some real changes to GET what you want?  Are beliefs you learned and accepted as a child playing havoc with your life as an adult?

Are you living primarily in the “environment” and stuff just keeps happening to you?  Do you often think God, the universe or others are all conspiring against you?  Are you ready to put yourself in the driver’s seat of your life?


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Move past your current cycle of “stuck” and get a powerful understanding of how your core values and beliefs impact your success every minute of the day.

In this video, Business and Success Strategies Coach, Rhonda Robbins, explains the 6 levels of awareness and being (also known as Dilts Logical Levels) in a unique and broader way than most NLP discusions of Dilts’ Logical Levels.

Embrace Your Brilliance High Performance Coaching helps individuals, business owners and their staff reach heightened levels of awareness and being – resulting in increased interpersonal synergy, dynamics and productivity.  Executive and personal success strategies coaching with high-performance techniques which include personality training designed to accelerate results.  Most executives and individuals rely on a familiar set of skills and behaviors as they navigate the workplace. For organizations to come alive and “thrive” often requires a “pattern interrupt.” Utilizing an extensive blended portfolio of business and behavioral skills Embrace Your Brilliance help individuals and executives deliver high-performance results.

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Rhonda Robbins, Success Strategies Coach, NLP Practitioner, Personality Trainer and Certified Life Coach is 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 her at rhonda@embraceyourbrilliance.co or call/text to 480-343-8700.

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May 3, 2012

Having Trouble Getting Motivated?

Success Strategies Coaching - Are You Having Trouble Getting Motivated?

Having Trouble Getting Motivated? Take a look at the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, and figure out how much stress and which stress events you have.

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I think we all find ourselves struggling with motivation at one time or another.

There are varying reasons for not having enough energy or motivation in our lives. And, no, it isn’t because we are just lazy!

Off the cuff, here are a few reasons I can think of for not being motivated:

  • Incomplete projects (which haunt and exact a toll on us, even in our subconscious mind!)
  • Stress (too many stresses and/or directions, projects, events, tasks or people to manage or please)
  • Trying to comply with all the “SHOULDs,” “MUSTs,” “NEED-TOs,” and “HAVE-TOs”
  • Too many people plugged into us, taking our energy, not giving back
  • Not enough people, activities in our life to keep us nourished, nurtured and keeping our love banks full
  • Not having a supportive circle of friends (who are positively motivated)
  • Continually being surrounded by negative people
  • Working in a career field or a job that does not interest or energize us
  • Not eating properly, not getting correct nutrition or exercise

I think that spells out a pretty clear picture of the some of the reasons we are not motivated. If you are having trouble determining reason for stress, check out the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, and realize, even GOOD things can be stressful! The Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale is a measurement of how many stressful events have happened to you in one year and the possible effect on your physical health.

While the scale does not give an indication as to the emotional or mental impact of the stress, I believe you can make that hyper-jump yourself.

Now… how to get motivated?

  1. Look at the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, and figure out how much stress and which stress events you have. Eliminate or neutralize the ones that are possible, and realize the others have a deadline, termination date or death sentence. For example, you will not be pregnant forever. Also important, we can be the executioner of many of them. We can choose to eradicate many of them by our choices and activities.
  2. Make a list of all incomplete projects, set a deadline for them, and begin to complete them ASAP. Not only will you feel a sense of satisfaction, you will likely feel more energized.
  3. Think of yourself as a power strip. Who is plugged into you and stripping you of precious emotional and physical energy? Evaluate your relationships, determine who is draining your energy and get rid of any deadwood. Stop the needless theft of your energy and time. Focus.
  4. Build, or enlarge your circle of supportive friends; people who are very POSITIVE and who care about you.
  5. Evaluate all the “SHOULDs,” “MUSTs,” “NEED-TOs,” and “HAVE-TOs” going in your mind or coming out of your mouth. Instead of saying, “I should ______,” substitute the word SHOULD with WANT. Now when you say, “I want to _________,” evaluate — do you really WANT to? Decide if you are feeling self-pressure or other pressure to do this thing, then choose what you really WANT to do.

Hope this helps you to evaluate some of the potential reasons you are not feeling motivated.

 

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Rhonda Robbins, Success Strategies Coach, NLP Practitioner, Personality Trainer and Certified Life Coach is 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 her at rhonda@embraceyourbrilliance.co or call/text to 480-343-8700.

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No part of this publication/blog may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means — electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, or any other — except for brief quotations in printed reviews, without the prior permission of the author.

 

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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Rhonda Robbins, Success Strategies Coach, NLP Practitioner, Personality Trainer and Certified Life Coach is 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 her at rhonda@embraceyourbrilliance.co or call/text to 480-343-8700.

Copyright © 2012, Rhonda Robbins. All rights reserved.
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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

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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!

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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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