Tuesday, December 31

Light my fire 2014

I have to say the year 2013 was definitely a year of "ermahgerd is this my life" - in addition to being introduced to the crazy world of memes (the side effect of working with tech savvy funny pants), I feel like I've catapulted into a new level of achievement not only in my own ahead but in my real world too.

I don't think I've ever mentally and physically pushed myself before like this - stretching to the edge of what I know and who I am and flinging myself off of a few metaphorical cliffs. It's been amazing!

This is the good shit right here - this whole pushing yourself and rolling yourself forward into a life of constant and never ending improvement. And push you must. I'm not a fan of forcing yourself into anything, but I'm definitely a cheerleader for challenging yourself into new avenues of expression and mastery. What am I here for if not to master my own being, mind, body, and soul?

To know people is wisdom, but to know yourself is enlightenment. To master people takes force, but to master yourself takes strength. - Lao Tzu
 And it is the limitlessness of your own strength that you discover and call forward when you challenge yourself.

I wrote more, I stretched more, I expressed loved more, I inspired more, I was inspired more. I'm pretty sure I even drank more...of both water and wine. And that's okay.

The only thing I didn't do was blog more, but that's because of the whole commitment to writing two books bit, initially it was three books but that was just making me crazy. Which was AWESOME! The going crazy bit and the writing two books bit. I feel more fueled than ever. It's like the more you stretch yourself, the more energy and resources you find to stretch further. Funny eh? You grow what you focus on. If you focus on growth, then you'll get growth and find reasons to grow even more. Life's magnetically comedic like that.

I'm pretty stoked for this new year. If I'm already at this momentum, and only finding more fuel for the fire with each breath, I can only predict that I'll be skipping and leaping even further in the next 365 days that follow. Yipee!

I be like Tigger Yo!

Waaaahooohooohoo!

Thursday, December 26

I Love Where I Work

I love where I work...like a lot.

In addition to being one of the coolest most chillest environments I've ever been in, on statutory holidays fun things happen. Like on Christmas eve, we had all the Star Wars episodes playing on two big screens all day so that staff had a leisurely atmosphere. Today, being boxing day, we have Lord of the Rings playing creating the same effect.

I'm grateful for a lot of things in my life, and I feel it every day. This just adds chocolate sprinkles to the already delicious cake that is my world.  

MMM MMM Awesome!

Saturday, December 14

We were driving way too slow

I wrote and published two books this year. I did. I had set the goal of doing three at the beginning of the year. Everyone I've mentioned that to has looked at me like I was crazy. I was. Having put two full books out I've decided to have a one project a year goal now so that I can give that project my heart and soul without feeling like I'm in a self created pressure cooker.

Why am I using my iPad to write this? Cray cray...

Anyway...so that's my vision now. To focus on one book and bring that to life. Heavens know I'm never going to run out of words...and it seems I'll never run out of people who want to dance with my words.

All and all 2013 has been incredible. It's for sure been my most productive year. From working two jobs, coaching clients, and writing two books, I upgraded to a kick ass full time job because I got promoted, grew my coaching practice, collaborated on a kickass article on energy medicine, and even won an award for being a team player at work. What's amazing in all this is seeing I have room for more, energy for more, and the drive for it. I feel it down in my bones.

I feel like I'm just getting started. Every year I seem to achieve more than the last that when I look back I have tangible evidence of how much I've grown. This is kick ass and makes me look ahead at 2014 with wide eyes and pure excitement. 

Life is full of little and big accomplishments. And the best way to immerse yourself deeper into your capacity for greatness, to connect to the master within yourself, is to stop and acknowledge yourself, stretch it out and ready yourself to go even deeper and farther.

I'm driving my self much faster than I was before.
Zoom zoom zoom.
Watch out 2014.

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