Practicing What You Preach

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Last week I had a lot of opportunities to ‘practice what I preach’. In the past I would have said something like “wow! I had such a sh**ty week!” (This is what we coaches call a reframe) ūüôā I’ll give you a couple of examples: I was buying something in Miami airport and my credit card was declined. I know that had to be a mistake, so I said “impossible! Run it again”. (It was declined again) ūüôā I felt…

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Embracing Opportunities

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Part of living beyond struggle and limitation is that you begin to have an awareness of opportunities everywhere and receive them. The dictionary defines an opportunity as: 1- an appropriate or favorable time or occasion 2- a situation or occasion favorable for the attainment of a goal 3- a good position, chance or prospect, as for advancement or success. When we look at the world through the lens of our limitations (conditioning) we tend to limit what we would consider…

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Hanging Out With Me.. and loving it!

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As I write this, I’m sitting alone in a comfortable hotel room in Orlando, Florida. I am attending a 4 day event called “Be the Change”. It’s a business building and networking event. I love coming to events. I get to meet people from all over the world. I get to hang out with other powerful, mission driven, heart-centered entrepreneurs, who are making great money doing what they love (or at least on their way to doing that) ūüôā I…

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The Power of Feeling “Good”

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I am, unapologetically, a big fan of feeling “good”! (happy, contented, joyful, peaceful, calm). Having spent a good chunk of my early life depressed and feeling bad, riding the emotional roller coaster of doubt, fear, shame, judgement, criticism and comparison. I’m soooo over that! ūüôā I wouldn’t change a thing about my past. Inherent in each experience was a gift: a lesson, a healing, an opportunity. It is how we interpret a situation and respond to it that determines our…

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The Power of Giving Up

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For so many of us the idea of “giving up” anything is a negative thing. It is somehow connected with “loss”, which doesn’t usually feel good! We are hard wired (conditioned) to believe that in order to achieve we must never, ever give up! But here’s the thing, when we have been pushing full steam ahead in a direction that is not yielding the results we want – that is not aligned with our truth – “giving up” can be…

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Do you know Your Core Challenge?

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Have you ever noticed that when you decide to go after a dream, take a big leap or up level your life in some way, things get all stirred up and can feel a little chaotic or crazy? I’ve noticed a pattern in my life and those of my clients and peers: You overcome certain challenges at one stage of your personal or professional development, only to have them come up again when you up-level. It can seem as though…

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A Different Kind of Christmas

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Christmas has become a time of immense pressure for many people. We have been¬†taught that it is a time of giving and sharing. Sometimes we give because we are¬†conditioned to think that ľs what ‚Äúgood‚ÄĚ people do – not because we are¬†inspired to.(Inspired – aroused,¬†animated,¬†or¬†imbued¬†with¬†the¬†spirit¬†to¬†do¬†something as¬†if¬†by¬†supernatural¬†or¬†divine¬†influence) When we give from a reactive, conditioned place the essence of the Christmas season¬†is lost. It becomes a time of stress, busyness and striving. We put on our ‘masks’ and go¬†from one ‘costume ball’ to…

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Birthing A Dream

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Birthing a dream – an idea, a product a service, a business – is much like giving birth to a baby: It is a process, it can be extremely painful and we don’t know exactly how long it will take. I remember my first pregnancy vividly. By the time I was in my 9th month I’d walk the hill where I lived every night, chanting with every step: “Come baby, come! Come baby, come!”. I was sick of being uncomfortable,…

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Are You Lying To Yourself Too?

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I was on retreat with my mentor last week and during a laser coaching session, I asked her what she saw as my “blind spot” (this is an area of our self that we are not aware of, but is usually obvious to others). We had an agreement amongst the group that if we put ourselves in the circle and asked for laser coaching, she was going to be brutally honest. I wanted that. It’s part of the reason I…

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My Big Leap

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I recently read Gay Hendricks book, ¬†The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level I was inspired. There have been certain books that have moved me deeply in my life and this certainly qualifies as one of them.¬†(For a list of other books I recommend check out my home page:¬†https://helenmacmillan.com/) ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Hendricks talks…

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