Clarity Success Coaching Newsletter
November 2004

Greetings!

Welcome to the November edition of the Clarity Success Coaching Newsletter.

In this issue
  • Discover the Star Within You!
  • A Powerful Shift in Thinking
  • Inspirational Quote
  • About Clarity Success Coaching

  • A Powerful Shift in Thinking


    Whether you are about to embark on a new year, a new employment opportunity, a new relationship or a new day, there is a possibility that you can take a new way of thinking or some new thoughts into it. It is said that our brains can process 400 billion bits of information per day and we consciously process about 2000 bits. If we have so much information and so many ideas in our brains why would we choose to think the same thoughts over and over?

    If you always think what you always thought, you'll probably get what you always got. And there is nothing wrong with that if that is what you choose, but many people think that is the way it is supposed to be and that they have no choice. As you read this article please consider your power to choose. You may choose to think the same way or a different way, safer or riskier, smaller or bigger.

    An example for me in having to change my thinking came after I became the coach for CMAA. I had to have some ways to increase the number of people I could support in the association. One of the ways was to introduce a game that would allow me to work with 10 to 20 people at a time instead of just working with one client at a time. The game is called The Happy Healthy Wealthy Game. The decision to take it on came with all the usual fears and doubts but on the other side of fear and doubt it is often fun, joy and fulfillment!

    One of the great lessons of this game is that the attainment of our goals is influenced by the environments we put ourselves in. In the game we talk about seven different types of environments but the one I want to focus on with you is your memetic environment. Memetic environments are where your ideas and concepts come from. They help to shape your way of thinking. Television is one. If you watch it long enough you will be very aware of things that you should be afraid of and products that will help to alleviate your fears. You will be told you should want these things because they are going to make your life better. You may not even need Viagra but wonder about the day when you can use it and be as happy or sing as well as those guys. You will also get a lot of bad news! I am not saying that TV isn't good or isn't beneficial, but it can be a bit of a sneaky memetic environment.

    My challenge to you this month is to consider some of these memetic environments and choose ones for you that support your goals.

    Books, movies, magazines, school, places of worship, meditation, working with a coach, tapes, listening to a speaker, taking a class, a mastermind group, a book club, discussion groups, listening to music, studying about or meeting someone you admire, newsletters, answering questions, friends, the contents of your own brain...


    Inspirational Quote


    It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.

    Alan Cohen


    About Clarity Success Coaching


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    Discover the Star Within You!

    Is your club or organization looking for a way to unlock the potential in its employees? Is your team searching for a way to help its members work and play to their full potential?

    Have Kevin MacDonald come and speak to your group or club and discover the S.T.A.R. Within You and each of your employees!

    Kevin's powerful and inspiring presentation, The S.T.A.R. Within You, has been brought to clubs and companies throughout Canada and the United States.

    To book a speaking engagement with Kevin, please call Kevin's assistant Alexandra at 604-874-4757 or email her at alexandraamor@shaw.ca.

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